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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HC Cally Lily Debut, Everything To Me Bendi-Front

Good morning!

"Whimsically delicate, the delightful Calla Lily Collection lays the perfect foundation for creating beautiful projects for any occasion! Tender illustrations of graceful swans and floral sprays establish a quaint assembling of unassuming cling stamp sets, along with the coordinating dies, while an array of die cut Calla Lily petals and foliage illustrations work in unison to create realistic, dimensional blossoms!"
Today I have a Bendi type card for you using the new 
exquisite Calla Lily Collection.
The front only is Bendi Using the Window Hinges to secure
and release so that it can also be opened up
to write your own personal message inside.
I love how the Bendi-front gives the card so much
extra dimension.  The new Calla Lilies come with a special
mold for easy creating.  I did use some tools as
well to curl some of the petals differently so that they
are all a bit different as you would see in your garden.

This is a close up of the closure system.  The left side simply tucks under the stationary
right side to keep it closed.  It displays so elegantly closed.

I used a fun foam sheet, die cut, to pop up the swan.

These new Pollen Stamen are perfect!

HCD1-7275        Calla Lily Die
HCPC-3897        Calla Lily Stamp Set
HCD1-7277        Swan Lake Die
HCPC-3899        Swan Lake Stamp Set
HCDP1-2110     Calla Lily Paper Collection
HCFB1-484         3DCalla Lily Shaping Mold
HCS1-485           Pastel Pollen Stamens-Medium
HCD1-7271        Rounded Window Frame Die
HCD1-7214        Ornate Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7155         Circle Basics Large Die
HCD1-7154         EyeletCircle & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7285         WindowHinges Die
RACP436            Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962            Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP638            Rose Madder Archival Ink
RACP649            Pink Peony Archival Ink
PGM15015        Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
159723               Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Products:
White Card Stock, Foam Sheet, Foam tape, Tacky Glue, Copic Markers: RV11, R21, R20, YG11, Y11, Y15, N1, N3, YG17, YG03, YG23, Nuvo Crystal Glace, Embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Instructions: Card size 6 X 6 1/8”.  Start with a 6 X 6 1/2" white panel and score at 3/8” on the 6 1/2" side.  The other piece of white cardstock is 6 X 6 1/8”.  On the scored panel, emboss the left side starting after the score line.  Cut the outer edge of the Rounded Window Frame leaving about 1/2" of embossing at the widest part of the round die, this will leave you with a panel 3 X 6”.  Now glue the score edge to the back 6 X 6 1/8” panel.  Cut 2 white outer edge of the Rounded Window Frame then cut 1 of the next largest decorative circles from the set cutting out the center with the largest circle die.

Glue the first outer white die cut onto the cut out edge of the front panel…it is a little tricky but slightly overlap to have something to glue on.  Now glue the second white outer die cut to the back side doing the same thing.  Glue a hinge piece cut from white at the outside right edge of front circle panel hanging over about 1/4".

For the inside Cut 4 corners from the Ornate Pocket Accents, 1 eyelet circle and another hinge piece from white.  Glue the Eyelet circle to be directly below the front panel circle cut out.  Cut a decorative circle with the largest circle die from the paper collection and glue it to the Eyelet circle.  Glue the 4 corners on to the 4 corners of the back panel, edges over-lapping the Eyelet circle.  Pop up the white hinge at the outer edge of the back panel to match the hinge on the circle (the hinge on the circle front will clasp under the popped up hinge on the card back). 

Stamp Lilies using Rose Madder then sponge with Pink Peony. Stamp small leaves using Fern Green then sponge with Leaf Green.  Form flowers and leaf in the Shaping Mold (see video) Sponge wires of stamen with Fern Green then glue stamen in the center of flowers and curl flower around it. Glue it and hold closed until set…set aside to thoroughly dry while working on the next flower.  Twist wire stems together and glue 1 leaf onto the twisted stem.   Use heavy weight glue or glue gun to attach flowers to the front left side of card front.

Stamp the swan with babies on her back using London Fog . Color the swan and flowers with Copic Markers.  Cut another swam from foam sheet.  And glue it to the back of swan (just the swan not the flowers).  Glue the flowers and swan to the decorative paper circle.  Cut sentiment from decorative paper and fish tail the ends then curl it and glue it above the swan.  Add glitter to front and inside of card and on the flowers.
Thanks for visiting today!
Luke 2:4b-7
to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed [a]wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a [b]manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:9-11
 And [c]behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 
Read the whole history of that night here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Happy Birthday Goin fishin

Good morning!
I think this card would be perfect for that girlfriend or relative who loves to fish just as much as any guy!

HCD1-7269     Create a scape Trout Stream Die
HCPC-3895     Create a scape Trout Stream Stamp Set
HCD1-7267     Create a scape Backcountry Die
HCPC-3893     Create a scape Backcountry Stamp Set
HCDP1-2108   Wilderness Retreat Paper Collection
HCD1-7211     Decorative Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7212     Petite Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7156     Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7215     Floral Fashionista Die
HCPC-3855     Floral Fashionista Stamp Set
HCFB1-471     Petite Florals Shaping Mold
HCFB1-467      3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold
HCD1-7193     Leafy Accents Die
HCPC-3835     Leafy Accents Stamp Set
HCPC-3843    Special Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set
HCD1-7201     Tickets and Tags Die
159723           Dries Clear Adhesive
352854           Metal Tip for Adhesive
RACP494        Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP430        Deep Purple Archival Ink
RACP436        Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962        Fern Green Archival Ink
TSMP900       Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
ANC818           GoMan Go Prills
85 glitter        Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products:
White cardstock, ribbon, foam tape, foam sheet, Copic Markers: YG03, YG23, YG25, YG63, YG67, E33, RV02, W2, W5, C1, C3, C5, b00, BO1, BG11, Y11, Shimmer spray

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 6 1/8”.  Cut white cardstock to 6 X 12 and fold in half.  With fold to left side, cut the top of card with the plain edge of the Petite Pocket Accents Die to shape.  Die cut 1 wide and 1 narrow decorative Petite Pocket Accents dies out of white.  Die cut 1 Decorative Pocket Accents out of white.  Die cut white Eyelet Oval Small.  Sponge the edges of all white die cuts with Majestic Violet lightly. Glue the 2 Petite Pocket Accents together.  Cut an oval from foam sheet and glue it under Eyelet Oval.  Cut a piece of yellow decorative paper 5 3/4 X 5 3/4", cut the top with plain edge of Petite Pocket Accents die to match top of card then glue it to card.  Glue Decorative Petite Pocket Accents dies to top of card and glue the Decorative Pocket Accents to the bottom of card cutting it off at the slot.  Glue the foam sheet/Eyelet Oval to the center of card.

Stamp the Trout Stream and the Mountains using black and die cut using the part of the dies that cut the tops only.  Stamp an extra fish and rocks then die cut.  Color all with Copics then slide the mountains behind tree line.  Place the Oval Die over scene leaving the tops of trees and mountain on top of die so they don’t cut.  Cut another oval from white and color sky section and any grass needed between mountains and trees.  Glue the mountain/trout stream scene to the colored oval then glue to the white Eyelet Oval.  Pop up fish and extra rocks.  Add Snow Pen to splash and heat to puff.

Stamp Happy Birthday with Majestic Violet onto white scrap and die cut with the Tickets and Tags Die.  Sponge edge with Majestic Violet and add a ribbon to the top.  Stamp blossoms using Majestic Violet and also Deep Purple.  Sponge with same colors and die cut then shape in mold (see video).  Stamp leaves with Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green then die cut and shape in mold.  Glue 2 blossoms together for each flower then add Prills to the centers.

Arrange flowers and leaves on the left side of the scenic oval and stick the tag into arrangement.  Glitter all the flowers.

My second card uses one of the new card bases and
circular die sets.

HCCB1-480         6 X 6 Shutter Fold Card-White
HCD1-7272        Rounded Sunlight Window Die
HCD1-7285        Window Hinges Die
HCGP1-488         LuxeGold Cardstock
HCPC-3846         Thank you Sentiments Stamp Set
HCD1-7267        Create a scape Backcountry Die
HCD1-7268        Create a scape Wilderness Die
HCD1-7269        Create a scape Trout Lake Die
HCD1-7270        Create a scape Nature Die
HCPC-3894         Createa scape Backcountry Stamp Set
HCPC-3895        Create a scape Wilderness Stamp Set
HCPC-3896        Create a scape Trout Lake Stamp Set
HCPC-3897        Create a scape Nature Stamp Set
HCDP1-2108     Wilderness Retreat Paper Collection
242174               Vellum Paper-10 Sheets
HCD1-7155         Circle Basics Large Die
352854                 Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723                 Dries Clear Adhesive
TSMP900              Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
85 glitter             Crystal Ultrafine TransparentGlitter
NU802             Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse
NU829             Toasted Almond Nuvo Mousse
NU810             Cosmic Brown Nuvo Mousse
NU803             Pure Platinum Nuvo Mousse

Other Products:
White cardstock, foam tape, Marvy snow pen, Copic Markers:  YG03, YG17, YG23, YG63, R21, R20, R17, R29, R22, V01, V12, V15, RV10, RV02, Y38, Y15, Y11, B00, B01, BG11, C2, C3, C5, W2, W5, G21, E50, E53, E33, E35, E59, E42, E43, E44, Black embossing Powder, Versafine Black, Distress Oxide Ink-Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin

Card size: 6 X 6”.  Cut the Sunray side of Rounded Sunlight Window twice out of Luxe Gold.  Use outside portion of die to cut paper to fit half circle panels, yellow on the outside panels and red on the inside panels (back). Use the smaller half circle die to cut a 6” scenic panel from decorative paper into 2 semi circles that will fit inside of gold windows, cut vellum to fit as well.  Glue vellum to the back of Gold window then glue 2 semi circle scenes to the back of vellum.  Glue both gold windows to the yellow panels.  Cut 4 small hinges from dark brown add mousse colors and glue to each straight side of gold window fold over to red panel in back.  Die cut latch for the front center out of dark brown and add silver and gold mousse.  Attach brads to 3 holes at the top of latch and secure in back.  Glue this to one side only in the center of curved gold windows. 

On the inside of card, cut 1 piece of 6 X 12 decorative paper with the cabin then cut it in 3 pieces to fit each section, leave plenty of room for the scored folds.  Cut the outside pieces with die to fit card then glue each panel down to card base.

Cut a 2” circle out of white, stamp and emboss “Best Guy Ever”.  You sponges to add sunset colors to circle with Oxide Inks.  Glue it to the sky in middle section to the right.  Stamp eagle, mountains, trout stream, deer, log cabin, ducks, extra bottom duck, wolf, cattails foreground grassy rocks and flowers X 2 using black, die cut and color.  For wolf- die cut wolf only, trout stream-trees only, cabin-cabin with canoe and tree only.  Only buck is used for the deer.  Before adding any of these elements to the paper, add color to the mountain on the paper and color to the reflection in the water (the mountain reflection).

Pop up eagle in the sky on the center section to the left side.  Pop up center section of mountains, do not pop up sides or the card will not close. Pop up only center section canoe and glue the other part of canoe on, glue cabin on. Cut tree in half and glue half to center, half to side.  Cut trees apart on the trout stream die cut.  Glue one to left end of mountains, 2 to the right side of center section of mountains and 3-4 to the side on the right along with the rest of the mountain.  Glue the wolf to the right side, glue part of foreground and a hollyhock to “plant” him.  Glue the ducks to the bottom of the center then glue some cattails and parts of foreground in front of them. Pop up the bottom duck and add snow pen to splashes then heat to puff up. Glue buck to left side at the bottom and glue last part of foreground in front of him.
Glitter the flowers-even guys don’t mind a little glitter!
Thanks for visiting today!
The Messiah
Prophesied long before He came

Isaiah 9:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

For every warrior’s [a]sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel [b]of fire.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 53:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

53 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no [a]form or [b]comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no [c]beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and [d]rejected by men,
A Man of [e]sorrows and acquainted with [f]grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Friday Special Release

Good morning!
You may have seen this on the Heartfelt Pre-view videos.
This was actually my second card but I loved it so much I made it my debut card instead.
It's full of pretty pink Peonies and pretty pink ribbon with the elegance of gold trim.

Don't you love these circle z-fold (Bi-fold) cards???
First panel

Second Panel

Third panel
Each one is different.

HCD1-7274        Rounded Lattice Window Die
HCD1-7272        Rounded Sunlight Window Die
HCD1-7273        Rounded Eyelet Window Die
HCCB1-481         6X 6 Round Bi-Fold Card-White
HCGP1-488        LuxeGold Cardstock
HCDP1-2109     Window Scenes Paper Collection
HCD1-7173        SmallSweet Peony Die
HCD1-7174       Large Sweet Peony Die
HCDP1-288        SweetPeony Paper Collection
HCPC-3819        SmallSweet Peony Stamp Set
HCPC-3820        LargeSweet Peony Stamp Set
HCFB1-464        3DFloral Basics Shaping Mold
HCPC-3835       Leafy Accents Stamp Set
HCD1-7193       Leafy Accents Die
HCFB1-467        3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold
HCD1-7215        Floral Fashionista Die
HCPC-3855        Floral Fashionista Stamp Set
HCFB1-471        3D Petite Shaping Mold
HCPC-3844       For My Friend Sentiments Stamp Set
HCD1-7154       Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Die
HCD1-7155        CircleBasics Large Die
HCS1-458-1       BrightPearl Stamen Small
HCPP1-475        DeluxeFlower Shaping Paper-50-White
352854               MetalTip for Adhesive
159723               DriesClear Adhesive
RACP436            Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962            Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP649            Pink Peony Archival Ink
RACP638            RoseMadder Archival Ink
RACP632            Buttercup Archival Ink
ANC818              Go ManGo Prills
PGM15015        Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Other Products:
White cardstock, ribbon, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 6”.  Cut 3 round panels from the Window Scene paper using the outer die of the Rounded Sunlight Die.  Glue these onto the 3 panels of the pre-made card base.  Cut 3 circles from gold using the outer die of the Rounded Eyelet Window Die, cut them again on the inside using the Rounded Lattice Window Die doing 1 with a combo of the two decorative dies and 1 with just 1 patter done twice and the last 1 with the other pattern done twice.  In the center of each gold Window, die cut the row of holes from the Rounded Eyelet Window Die.

Weave ribbon in and out of the holes on each card and secure the ends.  Make 3 bows and glue one to each end. 
Glue each to a card panel, 2 with ribbon horizontal and 1 in the center with woven ribbon vertical.  Cut “To A Beautiful You” from decorative paper, fish tail it then cut a mat out of gold, curve banner and glue to first panel top half.  Stamp “I am so grateful for you” using Fern Green onto decorative paper to match and then die cut it with Circle die and cut a mat out of gold then glue it to the last panel at the bottom center.

Stamp Peonies using Rose Madder onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and sponge with Pink Peony.  Stamp Leaves using Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green, Stamp Petite Blossoms (Floral Fashionista) using Buttercup and sponge with Buttercup.  Die cut all blossoms and leaves then shape in their molds (see Video) (The Peony uses the Floral Basics Mold).  Pinch some of the blossom ends on the Peonies.  Pierce the centers of the Peonies and insert Stamen.  Add Prills to the centers of the Petite Blossoms.  Glitter all the flowers.  Use Shimmer on the leaves.

Arrange flower bouquets with Peonies for each panel placing them in different spots on each panel so that 1 place is not too thick with flowers when closed.  Insert leaves and then add Petite filler flowers. 

My next card features another of the new rounded dies.
I used the same center die with the holes for inserting 
pretty ribbon.
These dies inter-mix very nicely!

HCCB1-482           6 x 6 Swing Card-White
HCD1-7170          Lush Lilac Die
HCD1-7171          Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die
HCD1-7172          Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die
HCDP1-287          Lush Lilac Paper Collection
HCPC-3816          Lush Lilac Stamp Set
HCPC-3817          Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Stamp Set
HCFB1-466           3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold
HCPC-3843            Special Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set
HCD1-7273          Rounded Eyelet Window Die
HCDP1-2109       Window Scene Paper Collection
HCD1-7214          Ornate Pocket Accent Die
HCD1-7201          Ticket and Tags Die
HCD1-7203          Ornamental Tags Die
352854                 Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723                  Dries Clear Adhesive
TSMP900              Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
RACP494              Majestic Violet Archival Ink
RACP430              Deep Purple Archival Ink
ANC822               I Cannot Tell A Lilac Prills
ANC814               Lettuce Entertain You Prills
85 glitter              Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products:
White cardstock, pearls, ribbon

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

Card size: 6 X 6”.  Use the premade card base, sponge edges of all surfaces with Deep Purple lightly. Use the new Rounded Eyelet Die with the eyelet outer circle and all 3 inside pieces evenly spaced to die cut a white decorative front for the circle panel on card base. Weave ribbon in and out of the center holes of die cut and secure ends.  Use the half round plain edge die to die cut 2 decorative paper halves for the back side of the Rounded Eyelet die cut made from white.  Glue the decorative paper to the back of decorative die cut and glue to card base circle panel.  Find 2 panels from the Window Scene paper pack (The Lilac ones) that you like and glue them onto the 2 square  card base panels.  Cut 7 Corners out of white  from the Ornate Pocket Accents.  On the back side of the first square panel, sponge more purple about 1/3 of the way end on all 4 corners then glue 4 of the corners to it (this back side shows when card is closed with the circle panel on top of it. Glue 2 corners opposite each other on the front of the first square panel and 1 on the last panel in the bottom right corner leaving top unglued so that it can be a pocket.

Stamp Lilac clusters 4 times using Deep Purple for half and Majestic Violet for the others then sponge all and die cut.  Shape in the shaping mold (see video). Add green Prills to the centers.  Stamp umbrella, scroll and 4 large sprays using black then die cut and color with Copic markers. Stamp sentiment onto scroll with black.  Cut 2 tags from decorative matching paper, add ribbons to the tops.   Stamp Happy Birthday using Deep Purple on the decorative tag for pocket.

Glue spray down in front on the bottom and part of another to make almost a semi-circle.  Glue scroll and 1  spray divided onto the first square panel, glue umbrella and sprays to the bottom of third panel (when gluing on top of pocket make sure to put down waxed paper or foil inside pocket so that it does not get glued shut). 

Glue lilac blossoms to sprays to finish decorating and then glitter all the flowers.  Add some lilac Prills to end of sprays where needed.  Insert tag into pocket  Insert small oval tag and secure with glue, on the front. For a final touch, add pearls to the front.
Thanks for visiting today, Black Friday!  I hope you go shopping for your special deal today!

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16 NKJV