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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Peony Display

Hello everyone! Good morning!

My card this morning is a tri-fold card but, hahaha, I got carried away and put so many flowers on it I can't close it!!!  It works perfectly for displaying though!


Card size: 12” X 7”   Start with a piece of heavy weight white card stock 6 X 12 and score at 4” and 8”.  Also cut a piece of decorative paper 6 X 12 and score at 4” and 8”.  Use the curved plain edge of the Fleur Border Basics to cut both 4” ends of card stock and also the paper to match.  Trim paper to show about 1/8” white border all the way around and then glue to white base making sure score lines match and you can still fold in enough to make a display of your card.
Tape two border dies together (the scallop and the decorative) to form the decorative edges for the top of the card, die cut and glue to top.  Cut Decorative Medallion from white for the top center.
Cut the Decorative oval from white and cut a background oval from medium pink decorative paper, glue to center panel.
Stamp and die cut multiple Peony flowers using Rose Coral and Rhubarb Stalk, Lilac blossoms using Wisteria, blossoms (from Rain Boots & Blossoms)using Bamboo Leaves and Wisteria and the sentiment using Rhubarb Stalk. Sponge Angel Pink around die cut sentiment.  Color Peony flowers with Salmon and Angel Pink, Lilac blossoms and blossoms with Lulu Lavender and glue white Flower Soft onto round flower blossoms.  Shape blossoms and leaves slightly and place Peony in shaping mold after misting with water, run through die cutting machine to form.  After they dry, push down in the centers using a flower shaping mat and tools then start gluing blossoms together (usually at least 3 layers).  Pierce a hole into the center of each flower and add stamen.  Add green Prills to centers of Lilac blossoms.  Sponge glue onto flowers and glitter with Crystal Clear.
Start decorating display with leaves, blossoms and flowers on both sides of the oval (decorate one side more than the other), add Lilac blossoms to fill gaps. 
Die cut a dark pink mat for sentiment and add sentiment with mat to the center of large Decorative Oval.

Thanks for visiting today!

Speaking of display, my title for this card, it made me think of a teaching from Jesus Christ my Lord.

Matthew 6:1-4 New Living Translation 

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
He goes on to say the same about praying and about fasting...In other words, don't do things to be praised by people but to be praised by God, to have a lasting reward, a lasting treasure.

Proverbs 27:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
    a stranger, not your own lips.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Peony Flipfold Card

Good morning!

And another gorgeous release from Heartfelt Creations!
Sweetly fragranced, and delicately airy, the graceful peony flower is a breathtaking and dreamy blossom that calls a quiet attention to itself! Lush foliage filled plants bursting forth with tightly wound flower buds among softly ruffled blossoms bring with them a hint of old fashioned romance and delight! Join Heartfelt Creations as we stroll through beautiful peony filled gardens in the new Sweet Peony Collection! Pause, linger and refresh your soul as you amble through a paper collection filled with delightful peony flowers in happy hues of angelic pinks and dark burgundies, set among a refreshing array of leafy greens, sky blues, and sunshine yellows! Soft swirls, gorgeous stripes, and dainty lace like accents come together to create pleasing backdrops for bold peony blossoms, chipping birds and divine window scenes! Three coordinating cling stamp set and die combinations bring the luscious peony flower to the forefront of this gorgeous collection. An assortment of varying sized peony petals and foliage die cut pieces work together to create dimensional and dynamic peony blossoms ready to captivate and take center stage on card fronts, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces! So, breathe deep, drink in the sweetness of the peony blossoms, and feel free to linger awhile as we take in the gentle beauty of the Sweet Peony Collection!

Closed with a magnet to hold it.

Fully open showing pockets and tags


Other Products:
Angel Pink Memento, Copic Markers: R21, R22, B21, B23, B00, R00 (for birds), Ribbon and fiber

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 7” X 21” open,  5” X 7” closed.  Open base and die cut all top panels with Delicate border plain edge then cut decorative paper for each panel and die cut tops to match.  Die cut 4 leafy borders from the Delicate Borders out of white and glue to tops.  Die cut 2 pockets out of white and add to 2 5 X 7 panels.  Stamp and die cut Gate and glue to the 3rd panel from the left.  Stamp and die cut blossoms, Lilac blossoms, birds and tags.  Color birds sponge color on the blossoms and leaves.  Stamp and die cut Peony flowers from Rhubarb Stalk and Rose Coral then place in basic mold, mist and run through die cutting machine.  Let dry then glue flowers together piercing a hole in the center of each flower.  Add stamen. (do not add a lot of bulk to the inside of card as it has to fold up and close.
Die cut sentiment from Heartfelt Love paper with circle die and add a die cut white mat circle.  Glue to inside of first panel on the right.
Sponge glue randomly on paper and glitter with Crystal Clear.
On the back side, add white Sweetheart Border to 3rd panel from the left.  The first panel on the left will be what shows when closed so add flowers and dimension mostly to this panel. 
Cut out sentiment from Peony paper collection and add small bird and flowers.
Use a magnet to keep closed if desired, (the 2 halves of the magnet are covered by decorative paper, do this step while adding paper to panels).

Thanks for visiting today!!

Psalm 139:1-4
Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
    You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
    even before I say it, Lord.
This makes me want to open my heart wide before the Lord and allow Him to cut away ANYTHING that does not please Him...because, what will matter at the end?  Only those things that bring honor to Him.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Heartfelt- Lilac Tissue Box Holder

Good morning!

This lilac collection is my favorite, but then I DO LOVE purple!
 The paper is just gorgeous and it really serves well
for this tissue box!
What a great gift to a friend especially one who is
sick and may need a little lift.
I don't like to have a cold but if I did I sure would like to receive
 something like this from a good friend!

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products:
3-M foam tape, Copic Markers: E50, E21, E51, V01, V12, V15, YG03, YG23, YG17, R20, R21, B00, B21, B23, B24.  Spellbinders Scallop Oval and Oval dies, paper mache tissue box holder

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Piant paper mache box white on all corners and inside oval opening.  Cut panels from Lush Lilac decorative paper for each side and the top (to get proper placement of oval opening on the top panel of paper, place paper on the table good side up, place tissue box holder upside down on top of paper and draw a line inside oval opening then take the paper out and die cut opening).  Spread good adhesive onto each side, one at a time, with a paint brush to make sure it is completely covered then place paper on adhesive and smooth until dry, do this for each panel of paper.  Cut border from white linen and cut to fit making sure to cut each side the same so that the corners match up.  Die cut scalloped oval and oval frame out of white linen for the top of box and glue in place.   Sponge randomly with glue on all sides and top then sprinkle Crystal Clear on all the glue.
Stamp and die cut scroll, blossoms, Lilac flowers and birds using purple ink for flowers and scroll and blue ink for birds.  Color with Copics or sponge color onto die cuts.  The Lilac blossoms were die cut directly from decorative paper so they are already colored.  Place some of the Lilac blossoms onto blossoms in the paper design.  Place scroll with sentiment on the front side with foam tape and add some Lilac blossoms.  Pick a side with less design and foam tape birds and Lilac Flower stem to it then add more Lilac blossoms.  On the side with the house, add a Rain Boots & Blossoms Lilac stem and flowers to it with a few Lilac blossoms as well, (see photos for placement).

Thank you for visiting today, I really appreciate your time.

Psalm 139:13-16
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

Have you ever seen that fast motion video of a baby in the womb from conception to birth?  It is fascinating!  Watching the baby form and heart beat, eyes, ears, little fingers and so cute seeing the baby put his thumb in his little mouth, yes, still in the womb.
God has a plan for each and every life, life is so precious!!! 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Heartfelt- Beautiful Birdcage Encouragement

Good morning!

When you need to give a friend a lift what could be better than a handmade card
with scripture tags that they can take out and maybe put in a book or Bible 
as a reminder of God's goodness and love for them?
My card today is just that, a card of encouragement for friend or family
who just needs a bit of lifting.
I love encouraging people, it is just in me to want to
see others succeed, to want to see them have peace and strength
to get through whatever they face.  Whatever the encouragement
needed, I like to give it, so this card would go to a sweet friend who
maybe just needs to be reminded that they are special and
God has them in His capable hands.


Other Products:
Grape Jelly Memento, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, white card stock, pearls

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 5 X 7”, fold 5 X 21” Flipfold insert in an accordion style (mountain, valley, mountain, etc.).  Add decorative paper to 3 front sections then glue all sides together leaving a 5 X 7 folded card at the back (do not glue tops as these are pockets).  Fold and assemble 4 3/8 X 3 1/8” shadow box.  Place a decorative panel inside (I chose one with birds), stamp, color and die cut birds from the umbrella handle of the Song of Spring stamp and die set then foam tape them inside shadow box.  Cover front of shadow box with another decorative panel then with bird cage cut from white and decorate with pearls.   Cut 2 white Window Box Elements and glue to first and second pockets all the way to the right then glue shadow box to card on the left.
Make 2 tags from two different paper panels in the paper pack and using Wisteria or Grape Jelly, stamp them with some encouraging scripture.  Punch holes, re-enforce with re-enforcer die from Luggage and Tags and add ribbon.  Stamp, color and die cut blossoms using Wisteria or Grape Jelly ink and Lulu Lavender ink to color.  Add the blossoms to bottom right side to decorate and then add Prills to fill.

Thanks for visiting today!

Matthew 22:37-39 (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Loving your neighbor as yourself is not always easy but can you imagine if everyone followed Jesus, what a wonderful world this would be.  Well, not everyone does but, let it begin with me.
Another thing to think about regarding this verse and others like it...your own family, husband, kids, in we practice this with them too?  Sometimes the people we are closest to we do not treat as the brother or sister in Christ like we  should, or like we would treat... our friends at church...are we REALLY living like Christ or just acting like it when we are with other followers of Christ?  Practice your love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, self-control, gentleness, patience and faithfulness at home first!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Heartfelt- Peaceful Lilac Layered Circles

Good morning!
I have used the gorgeous umbrella today on the cover
of this circle layered card.
I so love the Lilac collection and this upside down umbrella 
is one of my favorite images!!
And there's that sweet cottage...LOVE it don't you?

OMGosh this paper is so gorgeous as well!

The large Lilac stem with all the little single 
blossoms on it.


Other Products:
White card stock, Pearls, Foam Tape, Copic Markers-BV000,BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, V01, V12, V15, V99, V25, Y11, Y17, G82, G21, YG61, R20, R22, B21, B45, B34, B00, E51, E53, E31, E33, E35, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, Grape Jelly Memento, purple rhinestones, ribbon

For more tips on creating with the Camelia Carnation collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 6 X 6” Using the circles in each page as a template, cut 2 pieces of decorative paper for each page with the appropriate sized circle opening.  Glue tunnel book together and glue each panel to the front and back matching circle openings.  Make a white circle frame for each page, each side of the page.  Starting at the front, glue Decorative Medallion (die cut from white) onto the top lavender frame (it fits perfectly) and add a string of pearls to the top edge of die.  Decorate bottom with a stamped, die cut and colored umbrella and blossoms (stamped in black) plus extra blossoms (stamped with Grape Jelly Memento).  Next page is decorated with large Lush Lilac and butterflies (stamped n black) along with extra blossoms (stamped in Grape Jelly). The back of page 2 is decorated with white fence and Delicate Border die cut, the scroll and Woodsy Critter birds.  Page 3 is decorated with long and short Lilac Sprays and white fence.  The back of page 3 is decorated with 2 small tags.  Page 4 is decorated with 2 small lilac branch clusters and the Lush Lilac and Umbrella spray (stamped in black) and extra blossoms stamped with Grape Jelly, I used the carnation in place of the other flower in that spray.  The back of page 4 is decorated with blossoms from Rain Boots and Blossoms and a large butterfly.  Page 5 is decorated with another white Decorative Medallion and pearls plus a large and small Lilac spray with extra blossoms at the bottom right.
Sponge glue randomly on paper where flowers are on each page front and back and glitter as you go.  Sponge glue on all blossoms and glitter then add a gold Prill to each blossom center.  Add purple rhinestones to butterfly heads on purple butterflies.  Edge both Decorative Medallion dies with pearls.  Add dyed ribbon to tags.

Thanks for visiting today!!

Romans 8:35, 37 New Living Translation (NLT)

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?  37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Nothing can take us from God's hand no matter what we go through.  He is with us, seeing us through and working on our behalf.  He may not take us out of a situation but He provides a way through it (sometimes we make our own situation, don't we?) He doesn't always take us out of it because we must learn something and we come out the other side shining like gold.  Sometimes the lesson is just to learn to lean on Him for our everything!
No matter what happens, I will trust Him.