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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Heartfelt Creation Nativity Nestled in Poinsettias

Good morning!
Coming to you with another Christmas card.
What a way to get started on your Christmas stash!





HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Foam sheet, pearls, ribbon, Warm Red Colorbox Chalk Ink, white card stock, Copic Markers: R21, R24, R29, R59, E53, E33, E35, E50, B21, B91, B93, B95, YG61, YG82, R11, E000, E00, E01, E93, E42, E43, E44, BV20, C01, C03, C05, YR31, YR24

VIDEO LINKS
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:
Card size: 5 X 7” Cut and fold white card, cut decorative paper about 1/8” smaller than card base on all 4 sides.  Cut Eyelet Lace Frame die from white, cut window (all parts) from white. Cut the center inside part of window again from decorative paper with town of Bethlehem on it.  Glue Eyelet Lace Frame to decorative paper on card, use foam to pop up window, add decorative Bethlehem panel before adding decorative front of window. Glue window to card and add pearls.
Stamp die cut and color Holy family, Merry Christmas and several sets of Poinsettia Clusters.  Sponge color on the poinsettias and holly, color the Merry Christmas image and the Holy family with Copics.  Run poinsettias and holly through the die cutter machine with the shaping mold.  Put 2 layers of poinsettias together to foam flowers.  Add non-adhesive red rhinestones to centers of 3 holly clusters and use the rest for the poinsettias.  Add glitter to all flowers. Cut the Merry Christmas image from foam sheet, let the foam rest then glue it to the Merry Christmas image. 
Glue the family to the window and glue the Merry Christmas to the top of the window.  Tie a triple bow with red ribbon and leave tails long.  Glue the bow to the left bottom corner of the window and then curl the ribbon tails below the window and along the left side of the window.  Arrange flowers along the ribbon and add extra holly leaves where needed.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin 
Luke 2:7-14
She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
    and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Bridgefold Nativity -Oh Holy Night Debut

Good Morning!

Celebrate and create inspirational Christmas greetings that spread the true meaning of the holiday season with the O Holy Night Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Immerse yourself in the Christmas story right alongside the angels who announced the Savior’s birth, the shepherds who received the good news, as well as the loving family who welcomed the holy babe in Bethlehem so many years ago! Swaddled in a traditional color palette of reds and greens mingled with hues of midnight blues, golden starlight yellows and snowy whites, this festive paper collection has been beautifully wrapped with tender lace like details, charming plaids, flowing swirls, and elegant brocades all nestled among pretty poinsettias, delicate snowflakes, fanciful Christmas ornaments and gentle images depicting that holy night when Christ was born! Three exquisite cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies provide wonderful options for creating dimensional nativity scenes, holiday themed accents such as an old fashioned scroll, a pine cone with greenery, as well as an assortment of beautifully scripted Christmas sentiments in a variety of styles perfect for all of your holiday card making! The substantially sized and intricately detailed ornament die is magnificent for creating wonderful focal point images on card fronts, stunning accents on scrapbook layouts, or for creating ornament shaped cards ready to deliver your Christmas greetings to friends and loved ones! So pause, reflect and spread the message of God’s love given that holy night so many thousands of years ago as you create and send off holiday wishes with the O Holy Night Collection.





HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
3M Foam Tape, white card stock, tan card stock, London Fog Memento, Copic: YR24, YR31, Y21, Y11, Y15,E95, E42, E43, E44, E53, E33, E35, E93, R11, R20, R21, B21, B91, B93, B95, C01, C03, C03, C05, BV20, V01, E000, E00, E01,R22,YG61,YG82

Instructions:
Card size: closed-7 1/4 X 5 1/4” Open-7” X 5 1/4”  Cut white card stock  10 7/8” X 5 1/2”  and fold into thirds, cut the top with the scallop edge of the Ornate Borders, fold two outer panels into half and use a bone folder to get  good crease. Cut decorative paper for each panel and then cut the tops with the plan edge die of the Ornate Borders. Glue each matching panel to the white card.  Cut the bridge from tan card stock 2” X 7” then cut the top with the plain edge die of the Fleur Border Basics Die.  Cut 2 tan “dirt” panels from tan card stock for the back panel but leave the top open for now to insert bottom of the town of Bethlehem after stamping and die cutting 1 with London Fog ink and 1 with black ink.
Stamp, die cut and color the Holy family, the shepherds, the angels, and the palm tree.  Use a solid plain piece of rubber to create a reverse image of the shepherds then cut out only the end shepherd to put on the right side of the bridge with the palm tree. I cut the coconuts off the tree as it looked too tropical.  To reverse the image I used my Misti with a plain sheet of rubber.  I attached the plain rubber to the acrylic side like you would a stamp and had paper on the other side secured with magnets.  I stamped the shepherds onto the plain rubber then immediately stamped the plain rubber onto the paper making the reverse image.  I had to fussy cut as the die cannot be used on the reverse image.
Use gold glitter on the star and on the angel halos, Fine glitter on the wings and glass shards on the stars in the sky.  Glue the angels above the Holy family and the Holy family down on the center portion of the bridge.  Foam tape the shepherd group to the left side and the single shepherd on the right, also foam taped, along with the glued flat to card tree.   Card will fold flat going either direction for easy mailing.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin


Matthew 1:18-25
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement[h] quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
    She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,[j]
    which means ‘God is with us.’”

24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.
Read more in Matthew chapter 2 and in Luke 2 HERE

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Bee Bungalow Ornament


Good morning!

This morning I've got a cute little Bee Bungalow ornament to share.

It started as a bird house from a template made smaller.





HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Gold half balls, acetate, twine, white card stock, Copic markers: YR27,YR15, BG10, Y32, YR24, Y11, E31, E33, E35, E37, W02, W03, W05, YGO3, YG23, YG17, C03, C05, Distress Ink-Wild Honey

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:
Ornament size: 4 1/4 X 3 1/4” Start by making a narrow birdhouse type box  that will be small enough for the Bee Bungalow to cover the front of it. Use a piece of pale yellow decorative paper to cover it stamping it with the honeycomb first using Wild Honey Distress Ink. Insert a piece of twine at the top for a hanger.  Stamp 2 Bee Bungalows with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, die cut and color with Copics (or favorite coloring method).  Stamp the small bees, die cut and color.  Stamp Lilacs with Majestic Violet and Wildwood Florals with Buttercup and Vibrant Fuchsia, die cut, color with sponges and ink color stamped with.  Use the Lilac Flower Shaping mold for the Lilacs and the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit for the Wildwood Florals to shape flowers.  Inset stamen in the Lilacs and Use Prills for the Wildwood Florals in the centers.
Cover box sides and roof with the stamped decorative paper then glue bungalows on front and back…glitter Bungalow except window with Crystal Clear then glitter windows and bee’s wings with Ultrafine Crystal Transparent.  Glue strips of acetate to the back of bees.   Now start decorating the front and back of box with flowers, bees and the gold half balls (door knobs).  Use the Twine hanger to hang ornament on an ornament hanger or on whatever you desire.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Heartfelt Creations -Di-vine Leaves- Special release


Good morning!

Just look at these wonderful leaves and 
the shaping mold that goes with them to shape them so beautifully!
They look so real don't they?
They go so beautifully with all the flowers from Heartfelt Creations!!




HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
White card stock, pink card stock, yellow card stock, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, pearl halves

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE

Instructions:
Card size: 7 X 5”  First add a layer of pink card stock to the white card base.  Die cut Eyelet Lace Frame set from white and from yellow card stock.  Glue white die cut to card and use yellow thin die to outline sentiment center die cut.  Stamp sentiment on center panel using Pink Peony Ink.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on several rose petals before putting them in the rose shaping mold, place in mold and mist then run through your cutting machine.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on leaves then place them in the new leaf shaping mold, mist and run it through your cutting machine to form.   Allow roses and leaves to dry completely. Stamp emboss and die cut butterfly from vellum then color with pink peony and buttercup inks.
Once roses are dry put them together, alternating petals and pressing in the center of each petal.  Add leaves to die cut frame and then add roses.  Embellish with pearls.   Add butterfly and then give his body a few pearls.

Thank you so much for visiting today!
Robin


Isaiah 40:31 New King James Version 


31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

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.

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HC PRODUCTS USED      

 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

Instructions: 
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!
Robin


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!





HC PRODUCTS USED      


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

 Instructions:
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!
Robin


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.




HC PRODUCTS USED      

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 https://youtu.be/uThSFbPtnYE.  

Instructions: 
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!
Robin

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.
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.