Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This week for my first project for Heartfelt Creations I made a masculine Birthday card.  I seem to struggle with making masculine cards, but the new Chateau Gate Collection has some great stamps that work really well when you want to make some cards for the men in your life.


Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3445 - Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3363 - Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Recollections, 7 Gypsies - Venice
  • Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Black Soot
  • Copics:  E23, C00, YG61, YG67, G21
  • Tools:  Tim Holtz Paper Distressor
  • Embellishments:  Buttons, Natural Twine, Green Hemp
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Kraft cardstock and score on the 4 1/4" line to create an A2 size card base.  Next cut a piece of striped paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card front.  With Walnut Stain Distress Ink stamp mountain scene from Mystic Hideaway set on Kraft cardstock and with Black Soot Distress Ink stamp "Birthday" sentiment from Inspire Me Sentiments set above mountains.  Color with Copics.  With straight edge trimmer cut out scene with sentiment.  Distress edges with paper distressor tool.  Matte on patterned paper and adhere to card front.  Thread natural twine through 3 buttons and attach with glue dots to bottom right front of card.  Wind green hemp around top of card and finish off with a button secured with a glue dot.

My second project this week is a really fun easy project.  I made flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Carnation Florals stamps from the HC Artistic Gatefold Collection and then attached them to jumbo vinyl paper clips I purchased at the store.  These work great as bookmarks or decorative paper clips!


Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCPC 3437 - Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 - Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set
Spellbinders Carnation Creation Shapeabilities

Other Products:
Jumbo Vinyl Paper Clips
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Embellishments:  Crystal brads, Stickles - Icicle, Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl

Flower 1 - Stamp 5 large flowers and 1 small from Carnation Florals 1 set and 1 smallest and 2 small flowers from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die and assemble, securing with brad in the center.  Flower 2 - Stamp 2 large flowers and 2 small flowers from Carnation Florals 1 set and 1 medium-large flower, 2 small and 1 smallest flower from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die and assemble, securing with brad in the center.  Apply Icicle Stickles to medium-large flower.  Flower 3 - Stamp 2 large flowers, 2 medium-large flowers, 2 small flowers and 1 smallest flower from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die.  Spray 1 large flower with Perfect Pearls and heat set.  Assemble flower, securing with brad in the center.  Take each flower and weave last flower's petals through jumbo paper clip and secure with hot glue.

Make sure and check out all the other beautiful projects the other HC Design Team member created this week on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

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  1. Thank you for the inspiration for a masculine card! Those are so hard for me to do. As for the the jumbo clips, I will have to make a couple of those beauties for my daughter since she loves to read.

  2. Both great projects! I especially like those jumbo clips - I'm going to have to give those a try.

  3. Super projects Candy. Those paper clips just tickle me to pieces. I love them. Your card would be great stashed for when you need something to send to a man. It's perfect.

  4. Gorgeous projects Candy, I absolutely love the paper clips.

  5. The mountain scene card is awesome!! It's a great idea for a man's birthday! Love those fun flower paper clips too.... sure would make any one smile to see those on a desk. Would make nice bookmarks too!

  6. How lovely, the warm, earthy tones of your card and those clever clips. The dimensionalized flowers are just beautiful!

  7. These are super cute, might just have to make some.


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