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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Heartfelt Creations You Are Bee-utiful

Good morning dear friends!

Here is another sweet Bee Maiden
card, they are so cute!

I've used the hexagon for the sentiment.

This is a gatefold type card with the maidens interlocking
But I've also made a band closure to go with it to help 
keep it closed, it slips on and off.

I've added a few mini 3D coneflowers in purple
made with the Classic Sunflower.



 Other Products: 
White Linen card stock,  bright white Neenah smooth card stock, Pearl halves, Copics: Y32, Y11,Y15,YR24, Y38, YG03,YG05,B00,B01,B02,E00,E01,E93,C01,C03,C05,E42,E43,E44,E50,E31,E34,E37,E29,R81,R83,R00. Green card stock

Card size: folded 6 1/4 X 4 1/4”  Open: 6 1/4 X 12 1/2” Start with 2 pieces of 8 1/2” X 5 1/2” card stock and score each at 2 1/8”, 4 1/4” leaving the last 4 1/4” un-scored on both.  Cut about 1/8” off of one of the pieces at the un-scored 4 1/4” side.  This one will be glued to the top of the other 4 1/4” piece on the other panel (make sure to turn one around so that each has the 2 1/8” scored part on the ends).  Fold on the score lines making a hinged gatefold closure.  This allows for the entire card to be viewed while open, on a normal gatefold card you would not see the front when you open the card to view the inside.  Cut decorative paper from the Sweet as Honey Paper Collection to fit on each panel leaving about 1/8” border around each.  Cut 2 Sweetheart Borders and one Festive Holiday die from white linen.  Fold each Sweetheart Border in half so that each side is the same and is even on the upper edge.  Place the fold on the first fold of the “gate” and measure from there to cut off both ends, this way the edges will be matched and even while closed.  The inside ends should meet the Festive Holiday die for a continuous border. Set this card base aside.
Stamp, die cut and color two Bee Maidens, 5 little bees, 1 Bungalow, Backyard Blossoms, Classic Sunflower, and Wildwood Florals (the images are colored with Copics except for the Wildwood Florals, they are stamped and color sponged with the Archival Tiger Lily, Buttercup and Magenta).  Form the smallest Sunflowers to make them into Coneflowers and use glue to build up the centers with Prills, glue a wire in the center and set aside to dry thoroughly.  Form the Wildwood Floral smallest blossoms and add Prills to the centers.  Glitter the wings of all bees and the flowers.  Add pearls to the border.  Stamp and die cut sentiment using the hexagon dies. Decorate the card base with all the images and flowers.  The Bee Maidens each hang over the first fold, one on each side so that when closed they meet in the middle (make sure they coordinate so that the card closes properly).  They have foam tape on one side only so they don’t stick to anything when completely closed.
Make a band using white card stock 1/2” X 8 1/2”.  Fold so that there is a 4 1/2” part in the center.  Glue ends together and having the seam at the top (it will be covered with the decorative hexagon later).  Cut a piece of blue decorative paper the same size and cut 2 more Sweetheart Borders.  Glue (top of band only) Sweetheart  Borders, one on top and one on the bottom then trim ends.  Cover band with the blue decorative paper ending with the seam on top in the middle.  Die cut Be Happy honey jar from decorative paper with the hexagon die and make a mat for it.  Add hexagon medallion to center of band to cover seams.  Add pearls to band.  Close card and slide band on from the bottom up to first Bee Maiden to keep card closed.  

Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 68:4-5 New King James Version

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol[a] Him who rides on the [b]clouds,
By His name [c]Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Center Step-My Honey

Good morning!!

Life is busy and can “bee” overwhelming at times…and it’s in the middle of that chaos that you need to get “busy as a bee” with your creative side and refresh your soul with some fun and lighthearted art from the heart! The “bee-autiful” thing about creating art from the heart is that
whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well! Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-auteous” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!


Other Products: 
Gold ball for door knob, White card stock, acetate, center step card template,  Copic Markers:  Y11,Y15,Y17,Y38,Y23,YR24,E50,E31,E34,E37,E29,B00,BG10,B01,YG03,YG25,YG05,CO3,C05,E00,E01,E93,V00,V01,V12, grass border punch

Card size: 5 1/2 X 5 1/2”  Start by making the base from white, I used a center-step template I found on the Internet.  Cut pieces of decorative paper (the plaid) to cover each space, including the inside bottom, then cut more decorative paper (blue with honey cone) a little smaller to place on top of the plaid. Cut a sentiment from decorative paper for the bottom.  Glue all pieces to panels and set aside.  Stamp, die cut and color “queen” bee, little bees, Coneflowers honey pot, little bungalow and the smallest Sunflowers.  After coloring, shape each with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, on the back side of all pieces.  Use your fingers and squeeze the Sunflowers down into a cone shape.  Use very thick glue to “build up” centers and then add Prills.  Glue wires colored green inside and allow everything to dry thoroughly.    Add a thin layer of transparent glitter to the wings of all the bees (use a sponge or paint brush to apply glue in a thin layer, make sure to rinse glue out of brush or sponge right away).  After everything is colored and all glue is dry, it’s time to put the card together.
Glue house to left side of center, Coneflowers to both narrow sides, the honey jar at the far right bottom next to sentiment, the “Queen” at the top right of center and the Sunflower/Coneflowers next to the house.  Cover bottom with a border of grass.   Glue little bees on, some with acetate to hang off/hover over Coneflowers.  Add Prills in various colors for flowers at bottom, around house, and in pots.  Glue the tiny gold ball onto door for knob.  Some pieces (the Queen, honey jar and some parts of some Coneflowers) are popped up with foam tape.
Inside the card: Cut the decorative border and cover the top with plaid paper.  Glue down just the two ends/sides and the bottom to form a pocket.  Cut the tag out of some coordinating decorative paper and stamp sentiment on it at an angle.  Add a ribbon at the top and insert into the pocket made.

Thank you for visiting today!

Psalm 19:1-2 New King James Version 

The Perfect Revelation of the Lord

 A Psalm of David.

19 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament[a] shows [b]His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Backyard accordion Book

Good morning!

Today's project is a little different than the usual but I really love it!
Years ago Angelica Turner did a special class at our local
store and this type book was one of the projects....I saved it and made a pattern for today's project, so Angelica, thank you very much my friend!

I used a magnet for the closure (under the paper so that it doesn't show).

Inside there are accordion pages that are decorated front and back.


Other Products:
Tan shimmer card stock, green and tan fibers, Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y38, V01,V12,V15,YR24,E33,E53,E50,E35,E21,E51,YG03,YG23,YG17,BOO,B01,B02,R21,R24,R29,R59,C01,C03,R81,R83 R17, Fun Foam

For the magnets this video has some helpful hints:   Album & inserts, watch the tutorial at  

Card size: 6” X 6” X 1”  Start by making the cover for the Accordion “Book” Cut 1 piece of tan card stock 7 ½ X 6” and 1 piece 9 X 6” tan.  Score 7 ½” piece at 6” and 7” leaving ½” as a glue tab.  Score the 9” piece at 6”and 7” leaving a 2” end.  Glue the ½” tab to the inside of the 6” part of the second piece.  Glue one half of magnet set to the 2” piece on the outside and Tape to let glue set.   Place the other magnet half on top of taped magnet and put some glue on the top of it, then close cover, open it again and use the spot of glue left behind as the place to glue the second magnet half after lifting off first half.  Tape glued magnet half and allow both to dry.  Cut Decorative paper for each cover panel leaving a 1/8” border of tan.  Make accordion pages with 2 pieces of tan card stock 11” X 5 5/8” cut one piece of tan card stock 1” X 5 5/8” then score and fold  in half to glue page sections together.  Score both 11 X 5 5/8” pieces at 5 1/2” and glue the two together using the 1” folded tab.  Cut Decorative paper to cover each side of each page.  Die cut “scene” square, using the Cut Mat Create 2A, from the front cover panel then cut a piece of Fun Foam the same size square to fit.  Glue the squares together.  Glue all decorative paper pieces onto cover and pages including the front, replacing the now popped up square in the center square opening.  Tabs will be covered and so will the magnets.
Stamp, die cut and color 1 set of deer, 2 sets of bunnies, 1 set of squirrels,  2 sets of cardinals, misc. small blossoms from Wildwood, Rain boots and Blossoms, coneflowers, The large Coneflower corner, tall Coneflower, birds on umbrella (Songs of Spring), and the Just for You banner.   Cut from tan card stock, 3 Blossom Corners, 3 small Fleur pockets and 2 large Fleur pockets, 1 Ornate Border, 1 border from the Cut Mat Create . 
Start with the inside pages, decorate with pockets and blossoms plus wildlife here and there on all pages, both sides.  Using the Luggage and Tag die, cut tags for all the pages, stamping with sentiments or leaving blank for writing.   Add fiber or ribbon to the top of each tag and insert into pockets.  Add fibers to the book binding and then add a small tag on one of the pieces of fiber hanging down the side.  This could have your book title if desired.  The final part of this project is to decorate the front.  The paper including raised center should already be glued down, now glue 2 borders top and bottom of raised center (from Cut Mat Create and Ornate Pockets and Borders).  Add all pieces of Coneflower corner and tall Coneflower to go around raised center like a big letter “U”. This border is popped up in places.   Add the Banner snuggled in one corner and then add the 2 birds from Songs of Spring, 1 on each side at the top. Add glitter to flower petals (I thinned some glue with water and brushed it onto petals then sprinkled with glitter).

Thanks for visiting today!

Yours, O Lordis the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
And You are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You,

And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Sunny Coneflower Gift Box

Good morning!

Time for more chocolates? Maybe a gift to a special friend or relative?  It
is always time for chocolates right?  LOL!
This little box is perfect for the small gift!
My bow is permanently attached to just one flap so that
you can open and close it as you want to.

This box is actually very easy to make and no special skills needed!!


Other Products:
Ribbon, Pearls, 3M foam tape, grass border punch, Copic Markers: RV55, RV63, RV17, G21, G82, Y11, Y15, Y17, E33, E97

For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at

Box size: 2 ½ X 2 ½ X 4 ½”  Die cut 4 box pieces from yellow decorative paper, fold on score lines and glue box pieces together (see video link above).  Die cut inset pieces from a darker yellow decorative paper (X 4) for the top and bottom sections of box and also die cut top portion of inset using the flower decorative paper, cut off 1/8” from all sides of the flowered paper die cut to fit inside the dark yellow and glue them together.  Glue pieces to box sides.  Die cut 2 Sweetheart Borders and 2 Window Elements border from white.  Glue Sweetheart border to bottom section of box and the Window Elements border to the very top of box.    Die cut 2 tags for the top.
Stamp (using Rich Cocoa ink), die cut and color flowers with Copic Markers.  Shape flowers and leaves slightly from the back and add a mix of Prills to the cone center.  Add Glitter to the petals.  Glue flowers to each side of box.  Punch the grass border from green decorative paper and glue it to the bottom (a 12” strip is more than enough to go all the way around the box).  Add yellow (or white colored yellow) pearls to the top edge, close box and add bow with tags to (1) top panel (so that you can open and close box without removing bow).   Box is complete, just fill with candy or a special gift.

Thanks for visiting today!

John 3:17 (NKJV)

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Oh the love that God has for us!!!  Can you even begin to imagine?  He wants all to come to Him so that all might be saved from eternal death...
*Just believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and rose again...
*Confess your sin to Him
* Ask Him to be your Savior and your Lord
*And follow Him (read His word and live by it).
We all blow it from time to time but He is there for you, just ask for forgiveness!! He is always willing to forgive those who ask with sincere heart.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Cottage

Good morning!

This little cottage is so sweet I had to make
it the highlight of this card!
Used some various colors of micro beads for the floral
around the house.

This would be perfect for a first house card or house warming, right?

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Lavender card stock, white card stock, Micro beads, foam tape, Fun Foam, Copic Markers: V01, V12, V15, BV00, BV01, YG61, G82,RV52, RV63

Card size: 6 ¼  X 6 ¼”  Start with a 6 X 6’ panel featuring the little cottage.  Cut the center out with the Cut Mat Create Die and cut another square the size of the cottage center out of Fun Foam to smoothly pop up the entire center panel.  Glue the Fun Foam to the square center panel and let dry.  Cut a lavender mat for the center square panel.  Cut 2 Sweetheart borders from white and two of the sweetheart border solid bases from white as well.  Cut a lavender mat for the outside of the decorative 6” square (the rest of the 6” panel left after cutting out the center).  Glue the 6 1/8 X 6 1/8” lavender to the card base then glue the outside decorative panel onto the lavender.  Glue the 2 solid Sweetheart borders down onto the decorative paper then glue the 4” square lavender down to the center of the card.  Glue center popped up 4” square center to the lavender mat then add the Sweetheart Borders (you will have to cut away the center portion so that the square nestles in between the 2 Sweetheart Borders. Glue the borders down with the swirly leafy parts on top.
Cut another cottage out of another piece of decorative paper and pop it up over the base cottage.  Add glitter to flower portions of the center square panel and add Micro beads for florals.
Stamp die cut and color Coneflower corner and the single coneflower from Garden’s Edge Coneflowers.  Stamp, die cut and color a blossom from Rain boots & Blossoms.  Stamp the Sunflowers, die cut and sponge color the front and back using Deep Purple and Majestic Violet.  Form the Sunflowers from the back after misting with water.  Pierce the centers and insert stamen (color stamen stems with green ink) from the top and glue in place.  You have to sort of smash the petals down and almost fold the flower in half to get the coneflower look.  Add 3D type glue around stamen to build up centers and add Prills.  Let dry over night or until glue is hard.  Glitter all flower blossoms.  Use glue and foam tape to attach Coneflower corner to left side of popped up center, adding single flower in on the right side.   Cut out sentiment from decorative paper and give it a chevron tail then mat with lavender.   Add it to the card with a bit of a curl.

Thanks for visiting today!

Zephaniah 3:17  (NKJV)

17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Shadow Box Panorama

Good morning!

I love mixing the new Coneflowers with some of the other 
flower collections from Heartfelt, they all go together so well!

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Ribbon, Foam tape, Copic Markers: E53, E33, E35, C01, C03, C05, B00, B01, R30, R21, YG03, YG23, Y38, Y04, R81, R83,R22, V01, V12, V15

Card size:  6 ¼ X 6 ¼”  One 6 X 6” panel from the Backyard Blossoms paper collection, cut the center out and use it on the inside back as a backdrop for the scene.  Use the outside section for the outer frame of the box. Sponge all the edges using Deep Purple very lightly.  The sides of the box and the inside bottom “tabs” are covered in more of the decorative paper.  Use the plain die from the Fleur Border Basics to make rolling landscapes on the “tabs”. Once the box is put together, cover the back of the box to cover the joining tabs. 
Stamp, die cut and color trees for the background, critters, blossoms from both the Woodsy collection and the Backyard Blossoms collection, coneflowers (including the corner border), Dogwood, Wildwood Blossoms and leaves.  After coloring with Copic Markers, form all flowers including coneflowers from the back and add Prills to the coneflower centers using a mix of Go Man Go and Express-O Yourself, add I Cannot Tell A Lilac Prills to Dogwood blossoms and Go Man Go to tiny Wildwood Florals.  Stamp the sentiment with Deep Purple onto some matching sky decorative paper and mat with some orange paper from the Butterfly dreams paper.  Use foam tape to pop up from the background panel.
Start from the back and work forward adding trees, flowers, animals smaller to larger so have proper dimension in size.   Use the larger coneflowers on the frame and fill in with wildwood Blossoms.  At the top, use the dangling Dogwood branch cut into pieces and add some regular leaves from the Window Box Fillers.  Now add the smallest blossoms from the Flowering Dogwood and the Wildwood Florals on top of and in addition to the blossoms on the Dogwood branch.  End with curling some ribbon and bow in and around the top Dogwood area.
Thanks for visiting today!!  Have a blessed day!

Ephesians 4:32  (NKJV)

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.