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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HC Daydream Asters

Good morning!
I have another sweet Aster card today.

HCD1-7257    Wild Aster Die
HCPC-3887    Wild Aster Stamp Set
HCD1-7258    Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Die
HCPC-3889    Wild Aster Scroll & Cluster Stamp Set
HCD2-7192    Eyelet Lace Frames Die
HCDP1-2100  Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection
HCDP1-2106   Wild Aster Paper Collection
RACP436        Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962        FernGreen Archival Ink
RACP494        Majestic Violet Archival Ink
PGM15015    Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
ANC818         GoMan Go Prills
352854          MetalTip for Adhesive
159723          Dries Clear Adhesive
HCST1-401    DeluxeFlower Shaping Kit
HCPP1-475    Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White

Other Products:
Chipboard, white cardstock , blue cardstock

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

Card size: 5 1/8 X 7 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock 7 1/8 X 10 1/4 then fold in half.  Cut the Eyelet Lace Frame out of white and also a piece of chipboard.  Glue the 2 die cuts together.  Using the same die, cut the bridge scene from the Cherry Blossoms decorative paper.  Cut a piece of blue cardstock to 5 X 7” then glue it to the card base.  Cut a piece of Aster lavender paper to 4 3/4 X 6 3/4" then glue it to the blue.  Glue frame to the lavender paper then glue the bridge scene to the inside. 

Stamp asters using Majestic Violet, sponge with the same, die cut and form.  Stamp the leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet, die cut and form.  Glue 3-4 blossoms for each flower together then add yellow Prills to the centers.    Cut sentiments from the Aster paper and then arrange them with the flowers and leaves left bottom and top right on frame.

Randomly glitter card and also glitter the flowers.

I also have another Lilac and "Frame A Card" card for you.

The Lord's Unfailing Love Lilac card.

HCD1-7226      Diamond Basics Die
HCD1-7227       EyeletDiamond Die
HCD2-7190      Frame A Card Leafy Borders
HCD1-7170      Lush Lilac Die
HCPC-3816      Lush Lilac Stamp Set
HCPC-3817      Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Stamp Set
HCD1-7171      LushLilac & Umbrella Spray Die
HCDP1-287      LushLilac Paper Collection
HCFB1-466       3DLush Lilac Shaping Mold
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White
HCPC-3763     Courage and Strength Stamp Set
RACP436         Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962         Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP494         Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP430        Deep Purple Archival Ink
TSMP900       Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
352854           Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
159723           Dries Clear Adhesive
ANC814           Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Other Products:
White cardstock, pearls, foam sheet, Copics: V12, V15, BV00, BV02, YG03, YG17

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

5 1/4 X 5 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 1/2 X 5 1/4", score then fold in half to make a square card.  Use the 5” frame die with insert 4 times and glue together on top of a piece of decorative paper 5 X 5” to form a square frame then glue it to the card base.

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Deep Purple then die cut it with the Basic Diamonds.  Fill in letters with a violet fine tip pen or fine paint brush and ink. Cut a smaller Diamond from a foam sheet and glue it to the back of the sentiment Diamond.  Cut a slightly larger Eyelet Diamond for a mat to sentiment then glue it to the foam Diamond then onto the card.  Add pearls to the 4 frame corners.

Stamp  Lilac spray and 2 small Lilac branch clusters using black, die cut then color with Copics.  Stamp Lilac blossoms with Deep Purple and Majestic Violet, sponge on color, die cut then shape in the mold.  Add green Prills to the center of each.

Glue a Lilac branch cluster to each side of the Diamond sentiment at the bottom and glue the spray to the top left of the Diamond.  Glue individual Lilac blossoms over branches and spray then glitter all flowers sponging glue on and then sprinkling with glitter.

Thanks for visiting today!
Matthew 25:35-40
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison
and you came to Me.’37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

HC Aster Debut

Good morning!

Warm summer breezes have begun to cool, and daylight hours have started to shorten…tall grasses rustle in the wind preparing to make their way to seed, and leaves slowly begin their tumble to the ground to insulate the earth for the cooler upcoming season. As summer begins to fade, and the bright hues of heat loving florals dim, it is then that the graceful aster takes the limelight and becomes the crowning glory of the autumn season, lending it one last burst of color with their blends of pretty purples, pleasing pinks, and blazing blues! Join us as we bid summer farewell and celebrate the arrival of the autumn season with the Wild Aster Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Take a walk among the last perennial wildflowers of the waning summer season as you delve into a paper collection draped in light and airy asters hued in vibrant fuchsias and pretty purples, all accented with glorious greens, precious pinks and tranquil creams. Enjoy alluring backgrounds filled with dainty lace like accents, grand vintage style stripes, and beautiful brocades, all ready to set the stage for captivating aster arrangements! A lovely assembling of cling stamp sets filled with pleasing aster illustrations unite to create pretty wildflower sprays and elegant bouquets, while a stunning collection of beautifully illustrated aster petal images, when paired with the corresponding dies, join together harmoniously to create light, airy, dimensional aster flowers perfect for creating elegant autumn inspired floral clusters! So, grab your sweater and join us for one last walk through the garden as we take in the simplicity and beauty of the glorious wild aster! 

My first card is made using vellum.

The black decorative die cuts and offset with gold. I used Gold Pearl Pen (Metallic Gold Liquid Pearls) to make the little dots on the sprays. The petals have a bit of Gold Nuvo Mousse on their tips.


Other Products:
Oxide Distress Ink- Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint, clear embossing powder, Sparkle glitter, gold cardstock, black cardstock, white cardstock, Gold Liquid Pearls,  Gold half ball, Distress Ink Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint.

Card size:5 1/8 X 7 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock 7 1/8 X 10 1/4" then fold in half.  Cut a piece of gold 5 1/8 X 7 1/8, glue to white card.   Cut a piece of black 4 15/16 X 6 15/16”, glue to gold panel.  Cut a piece of lavender decorative paper 4 7/8 X 6 7/8”, glue to black panel.  Cut Frame out of gold and out of black, glue together slightly offset.  Cut Decorative Oval out of black and gold, glue together slightly offset.   Cover the back of decorative oval with lavender decorative paper and trim away excess.  Glue the frame to the center of card then pop the oval up in the center of the frame.

Stamp sentiment using black, onto decorative paper then cut out with and oval die measuring 2 ¼” across.  Sponge the edge with black ink.  Cut a gold oval just slightly larger to mat the sentiment.  Pop the sentiment and mat on top of Decorative Oval die cut.

Stamp the asters using Oxide Ink onto vellum then heat emboss with clear powder.  Stamp the leaves onto vellum using Peeled Paint and emboss add more powder while heated and emboss entire leaf.  Use Distress inks to color (same name colors only die ink).  Form the flowers with the golf tools.  Glue 4 layers together to form the flowers.  Pierce centers then insert stamen.  Sponge ends of petals with gold mousse.  Stamp spray using a combination of green and violet ink them emboss.  Sponge dye ink on for color then dot with gold Liquid Pearls.  Let dry completely.  Stamp the butterfly, emboss, color then heat again and sprinkle sparkle glitter on while heated and heat again.  Add a gold ball to his head.

Use foam tape to adhere the butterfly body to the right top of Decorative Oval.  Arrange flowers, leaves and aster spray going around left side of the sentiment oval. Add Glitter to flowers.

I have a pot of fall asters in my yard that are pink and purple growing together and I just love it.
My card today shows that look...I see some yellow bellflowers in among the asters too.

HCD1-7257   WildAster Die
HCD1-7258   WildAster Scroll & Cluster Die
HCD1-7259   WildAster Spray Die
HCPC-3887   WildAster Stamp Set
HCPC-3888   WildAster Spray Stamp Set
HCPC-3889   WildAster Scroll & Cluster Stamp Set
HCDP1-2106 Wild Aster Paper Collection
HCPC-3866   Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
HCFB1-474   3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold
RACP436      LeafGreen Archival Ink
RACP962      FernGreen Archival Ink
RACP614     MagentaHue Archival Ink
RACP524     VibrantFuchsia Archival Ink
RACP494    Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP632    Buttercup Archival Ink
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
ANC803       MinniePearls Prills
ANC818       Go ManGo Prills
HCST1-401    DeluxeFlower Shaping Kit
HCPP1-475    DeluxeFlower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White
HCD1-7149  WindowBox Fillers Die
HCPC-3795  WindowBox Fillers Stamp Set
352854        Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723       Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Products:
White cardstock, yellow cardstock, green cardstock, Foam Tape, Copic Markers: E51, E53, E33, E35, V01, V12, V15, RV02, RV55, YG61, YG82

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 1/4 X 7 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 1/2 X 7 1/4", Cut White Intricate Swirl Frame then cut decorative paper with the inside part of the Intricate Swirl Frame and a 5 X 7” panel, Cut yellow cardstock panel 4 3/4 X 6 3/4".  Fold white card in half, glue the decorative paper to the card base then the yellow panel.  Glue the Frame to the yellow panel and then glue the decorative paper die insert to the center. 

Using black ink stamp the Thinking of you today scroll on white, die cut  and color.  Stamp asters using Vibrant Fuchsia on Deluxe Flower Paper also stamp some using Majestic Violet,  Sponge pink flowers with Magenta Hue sponge purple with Majestic Violet, die cut then sponge ends with deeper color, form with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit then fill centers with yellow Prills.  Stamp leaves using Fern green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut and form.  Stamp aster spray with a combo of Fern Green and Majestic Violet then sponge more color on and die cut.  Stamp Cherry Blooms (smallest) with Buttercup and sponge with the same then die cut and form in mold then fill centers with white Prills.  Form 3 buds (2 pink 1 purple) using the smallest asters.  Use some green paper to make stigmas and the leaves from Window box Fillers for them as well.

Pop up the scroll in the center of card then arrange flowers and leaves around the oval on the right side, ending with the spray and buds.  Place some of the yellow flowers here and there as fillers.

Glitter all the flowers (a sponge for the glue or an old brush works well).  Randomly sponge adhesive on the card and sprinkle with glitter as well.
Thank you for visiting today!!

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Yours, O Lord, is 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.
12 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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

HC Penguin Flipfold With Magnet Closure Card

Good morning!
This is a fun multi-fold scene card
making use of the wonderful decorative paper, stamps and dies.

You can stick tags with messages, sentiments and or make some tags to put your photos on
and stick then in this pocket.

HCD1-7253        Candy Cane Cottage Die
HCD1-7254        Merry Moments Die
HCD1-7255        Seasons of Glee Die
HCPC-3884        Candy Cane Cottage Stamp Set
HCPC-3885        Merry Moments Stamp Set
HCPC-3886        Seasons of Glee Stamp Set
HCDP1-2105     Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection
HCDP1-2104     Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection (lantern cut out)
HCD1-7201       Tickets and Tags Die
HCD1-7118        DelicateBorder Basics Die
HCD1-7156       Eyelet Oval & Basics Small
HCD1-7157        EyeletOval & Basics Large
HCFP1-434-2    Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B-White
486490              Bottle Cap Inc. Vintage Magnets-1/2"
352854              Metal Tip for Adhesive
159951              Dries White Adhesive
159723              Dries Clear Adhesive
PGM15015       Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
85-glitter          Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
TSMP900          Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
RACP669           Viridian Archival Ink
RACP399           Carnation Red Archival Ink Pad

Other Products:
White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Foam Sheet, ribbon, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20

Card size: 5 X 6 7/8”.  Cut 5 white Delicate Borders, top and bottom together on each.  Die cut the top of 5 X 7 Flipfold Insert so that all top curves match when closed (starting at right side, valley fold, mountain fold, valley fold and valley fold to bring front over like a cover to a book).  Cut decorative paper for each panel and cut the tops to match the curves of card base.  Before gluing paper onto card glue magnets on for closures, glue 1 to the inside of front and the other to the outside of 3rd panel so that they meet when card is closed.  Now glue each decorative paper panel to its coordinating card panel (use the paper that have little penguin scenes on them). Now fold the far right panel (5th panel) over onto the 4th panel and glue just at the top and bottom to make a pocket.  Cover the short pocket with decorative paper to match the rest of card.  Glue the borders to each panel top matching curves and cutting off the excess at both ends on each (the far left panel has a border on the front and back). 

Stamp using black, cottage, carolers, sled, 2 ponds/skaters, extra skaters, skier.  Stamp sled runners and skis using red.  Die cut and color using Copic Markers or favorite coloring system. Use White Liquid Applique on furry parts of hats then heat to puff up. Stamp “Merry Christmas” using red on one of the decorative paper tags and oval cut 2 other sentiments from decorative paper. Cut the “Merry Christmas” tag out with Tickets and Tags die plus one other tag the same size.  Glue one of the oval sentiments onto the other tag.  Cut a white mat for the other oval sentiment and also cut an oval foam sheet to pop up the oval sentiment.

To decorate: Front panel-Stack and glue oval sentiment, white mat and foam sheet together then glue to the center top of front.  Pop up one of the pond/skaters to bottom front.  Pop up the extra skaters onto the pond skaters.  Add Dries White and Ultrafine glitter on the snow around pond.  Dries Clear and Ultrafine glitter to sky randomly.

Open to inside: 1st panel-Glue the sled penguins to the bottom (over decorative paper sled penguins).   Add Dries White Adhesive and glitter to snow.  Dries Clear and glitter to sky.

2nd panel-Glue cottage down over the cottage on decorative paper then pop up the carolers.  Add Dries White glue to snowy parts of cottage and ground then sprinkle on ultrafine Transparent glitter.  Dries Clear to sky and sprinkle on glitter.

 3rd panel- Glue the pond/skaters over the decorative paper pond.  Use Dries White and Ultrafine on the snowy parts, Use Dries Clear and Ultrafine glitter on the sky parts.

Pocket panel- glue skier over paper one.  Insert ribbon into the hole at the top of each tag then stick the 2 tags into pocket over skier.  On the Pocket top, add Dries White to snowballs on the tree and ground, Dries Clear onto sky and sprinkle with Glitter.

Another pretty petunia card is next up.

HCD1-7193     Leafy Accents Die
HCPC-3835     Leafy Accents Stamp Set
HCFB1-467      3DLeafy Accents Shaping Mold
HCD1-7140     Large Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-7139     Small Classic Petunia Die
HCPC-3786     Large Classic Petunia Stamp Set
HCDP1-278     Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCD1-7238      Purr-fect Posies Die
HCFB1-476      3DPurr-fect Posies Shaping Mold
HCD1-7169     RainBoots and Blossoms Die
HCPC-3811      Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp Set
HCD1-7156     Eyelet Oval & Basics Small
HCD1-7157     Eyelet Oval & Basics Large
HCD1-7245      Adorn It Pocket Accents Die
HCFB1-464      3DFloral Basics Shaping Mold

Other Products:
White cardstock, yellow Flower Soft, foam sheet.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at Instructions:
Card size: 5 3/8 X 6 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 3/4 X 6 1/4", score then fold in half.  Cut a pink piece of decorative paper 5 1/4 X 6 1/8” then glue it to the card front.  Cut 2 white Adorn It Accents dies then glue them together in the center to measure 5 1/4" across the center horizontally then glue them to card front.

Stamp the sentiment, using Vibrant Fuchsia, onto pink decorative paper then die cut with an Eyelet Oval.  Die cut a white Eyelet oval to mat then sentiment then glue them together.  Die cut an oval a bit smaller out of Foam Sheet to pop up the sentiment panels.  Glue them to the center of the card front.

Stamp Petunias using Vibrant Fuchsia, the Petunia stigmas using Fern Green (stamp a few sets using the Vibrant Fuchsia to make into their own unique flowers).  Sponge blossoms lightly with Fuchsia and the stigmas with Leaf Green.  Stamp Leafy Accents using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green.  Stamp Posies using Buttercup and sponge.  Stamp Rain Boots Blossoms Fern Green. Sponge flowers with pink and stems with green. Die cut all and shape (see video).    Glue set of 2 (same size) blossoms for each flower (including Posies and unique flowers made with Fuchsia stamped stigma). Die cut Petunia Stamen out of vellum, roll each and secure then dab yellow Nuvo at the end of each.  After Nuvo drops dry, pierce each Petunia then insert 1 wired yellow stamen along with the vellum stamen made, glue at the base and set aside to dry.  The unique flowers have 1 white wired stamen in the center and the yellow posies have yellow Flower Soft in each center.

Start with the Rain Boots Blossoms at both ends then the leaves and arrange flowers around left side of card clustering Petunias together then adding small flowers on both ends.  When you like the arrangement, glue everything down with heavy duty tacky glue or hot glue.  (when I stamped and die cut the sentiment I thought ahead about where I wanted my flowers and left more room on that side).  Glue glitter on all the flowers.  (To keep from getting glitter on my stamen I brushed the watered down glue on the petals with an old paint brush then sprinkled on the glitter, doing each flower individually).
Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 94:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

HC Candy Cane Poinsettias and Carolers

Good morning!
This paper works so well with the stamps and dies
I love how they just mesh so well!
I also used the Diamond Die in a different way, 1 vertical
and 1 horizontal to make a square (sort of square).

There is a bit of torn white paper for snow under their feet.


Other Products:
White cardstock, red Pan Pastels, White Liquid Applique, ribbon, 3M foam tape, Copic Markers: R21, R17, R29, YG05, YG17, C3, C5, C7, Y38, YR04, RV00, RV10, E51, Silver Delicata

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 6”. Fold 12 X 6 white cardstock in half.  Cut a piece od red decorative paper 5 7/8 X 5 7/8” then glue it to the front of card.  Cut a piece of candy stripe red and white decorative paper 5 3/4 X 5 3/4" then glue it to the red on card. Now cut 2 white Petite Pocket Accents and 2 white Eyelet Diamonds.  Cut 2 red Diamonds one size smaller than the white Eyelet Diamonds. Glue the red Diamonds to the white Eyelet Diamonds.  Glue white Petite Pocket Accents to top and bottom with half circle facing toward the center of card.  Use foam tape or foam sheet to pop up Diamond sets.  Adhere one set of Diamonds horizontally and one set vertically to form a sort of star.

Cut the Candy Cane, With Love at Christmas Time rectangle out then mat it with more red paper 3 1/8 X 4 1/8”.  Mat again with white 3 1/4 X 4 1/4".  Glue all the layers together then pop up in the center of the “star”.  Tie a small bow with red and white ribbon then glue it to the top of the sentiment panel.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettias and Holly on white with Silver Delicata, die cut and use the mold  to form poinsettia blossoms (see video).  Once completely dry brush a tiny amount of red Pan Pastels onto the tips, keep flowers basically white.  Layer 3-4 blossoms together then glue red/green Prills in the centers then glitter with Crystal Clear.  Glue 2 blossoms to each side of sentiment panel.  

Stamp Carolers on white with Black, die cut then color, add a little Liquid Applique onto the furry parts of the hat then heat to puff up.  Add a bit of Dries White and glitter to the snow at the feet of the penguins then pop up onto sentiment panel.  It takes a few layers of foam to make penguins level with the card base.

Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 40:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

 2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
This is what God did for me.  To paint a picture,  He took me out of a pit where I seemed to be sinking lower and lower until I found myself up to my neck in muck.  I cried out to the Lord, I asked for His forgiveness and believed that Jesus died for my sin and rose again , that He is the son of God.  He became my Lord and my savior.  Then He lifted me out of the mucky pit and washed me clean and dressed me in clean fresh clothes and set me in His wonderful, warm, loving light.  Finally I was out of darkness, I could see, I was set free.  He has blessed my life ever since and is with me always.
God loved me even while I was full of muck and sin, an enemy of God.  Do I love my Lord, you bet I do, more than anything else.  I can't imagine life without Him in it.
This is what God has done for me and much, much more!!