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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Shaped Birdcage Christmas Card

Good morning!
This birdcage works great for Heartfelt Creation's new cardinals.

HCD1-7303              Snowy Pine Cardinals Die
HCPC-3918              Snowy Pine Cardinals Stamp Set
HCD1-7298              Decorative Cage Die
HCDP1-2117            Snowy Pines Paper Collection
HCPC-3884              Candy Cane Cottage Stamp Set (inside card)
HCPC-3881              Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Stamp Set
HCD1-7249              Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
HCFB1-478              3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCD1-7202             Album Tags and Accents Die (inside Card)
ANC804                   Heart of Gold Prills
159723                    Dries Clear Adhesive
352854                    Metal Tips for Adhesive
159951                    Dries White Adhesive
85-glitter                Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
HCPP1-475             Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White
HCGP1-488             Luxe Gold Cardstock
RACP399                 Carnation Red Archival Ink
RACP461                 Vermillion Archival Ink
RACP436                 Leaf Green Archival Ink
RACP962                 Fern Green Archival Ink
TSMP900                Tuxedo Black Memento

Other Products:
Acrylic Shimmer Additive, Gold half Balls, Foam Tape, Copics: E33, E35, YG61, YG63, Y11, R24, R23, R29
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 4 X 6 1/8” Make card base: fold 11 X 4” white cardstock in half to make 4 X 5 1/2" then use the outer edge of the cage die to cut it out.  Let top of die overhang the fold by about 3/4". Cut another front with the outer die then glue it to the folded card.  Cut and inside piece and another front piece from decorative paper and glue in place.  Cut 1 gold decorative cage then glue it to the front.

Stamp cardinals and 3 pine cones using black, die cut and color.  Add Dries White glue to the snowy parts and sprinkle with glitter.  Stamp poinsettia with Vermillion, sponge with Carnation, die cut and shape in the mold.  Glue sets of 2 together then add gold Prills.  Stamp leaves with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut and shape in the mold.

Glue 2 poinsettia to the top part of cage and holly leaves on bother sides.  Pop the birds up with foam tape or dimensional of any kind.  Add pine cones to the branches below birds then glue 1 poinsettia at the bottom right corner of cage.

Glue gold half balls to all the little holes in the cage.  Glitter flowers and brush some shimmer additive thinned with water or mixed with Lacquer on the leaves.
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Psalm 33:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HC Congratulations It's A Girl! Easel

Good morning, Sunshine!
This is a type of swing card, the center can swing fairly free.
It looks like a basic easel card bit if you look at the template
at the end of the post you will see that it is different.


Other Products:
White cardstock, Pink cardstock, London Fog Memento, Embossing Folder, punch for sepals, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, C1, YG11, YG41, Y00, Y11, E51, E21, E53, Shimmer additive.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card Size: 6 X 6”.  See Template for card base after instructions.     Cut 1 white panel 3 7/8 X 5 3/8” then run through your cutting machine with an embossing folder.  Die cut 1 pink inner decorative die from Royal Elegance Frames Dies set from pink cardstock and the inner oval from white cardstock.  Cut decorative paper to match panels of card base except the center easel part.  One the center easel portion of card front glue the embossed panel then the pink decorative die cut and finally the white oval.  Glue the decorative paper to the card base inside piece (5 3/4 X 5 3/4") and the strips on the card front (5 3/4 X 3/4" bottom, 3 1/4 X 3/4" two sides above bottom, 2 1/2 X 3/4" two sides on the top portion [only shows when closed]). Cut a decorative paper border for the bottom of front to go over decorative paper strip (animals with pink background used for this card).  Glue to card front.

Stamp using London Fog (or black), lamb, bunny, deer and the rose images die cut and color.  Stamp the “girl” word and Classic Roses using Magenta Hue, sponge, die cut and form roses (see video), die cut “Girl”. 
Stamp Congratulations using Magenta Hue onto white cardstock and die cut using the Ornamental Tags Die set. 

Glue the 3 little animal characters to the upper portion of the white oval and rose images to the bottom portion of the white oval.  Glue one Classic Rose to the center under the animals and then glue the “Girl” word under the Classic Rose.  Glitter rose and card front.  Glue some of the Classic Rose buds and roses on the side bottom corners of the card front (make sure it doesn’t interfere with opening and closing of card).  Glitter roses.

For the inside of card: Glue the sentiment “Congratulations” to the bottom portion and Glue two Classic Roses and leaves above it (these will hold the easel portion of card open).  Glitter as desired.  For the leaves, mix additive with lacquer to get a shimmery gloss and then paint the lacquer onto leaves to finish.
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2 Peter 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

HC Welcome Baby Boy!

Good morning!
Here is a fun easel card!

HCD1-7299             Baby’s Air Balloon Die
HCD1-7301             Baby’s Friends Die
HCPC-3914              Baby’s Air Balloon Stamp Set
HCPC-3915              Welcome Baby Stamp Set
HCPC-3916              Baby’s Friends Stamp Set
HCDP1-2116            Tender Moments Paper Collection
HCD1-7154              Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7162              Eyelet Hearts Die
HCD2-7306              Decorative Circle Frames Die
HCD1-7201              Tickets and Tags Die
HCD1-7110               Classic Rose Die
HCPC-3752              Classic Rose Stamp Set
HCFB1-462               3D Rose Shaping Mold
HCS1-459-3              Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium
RACP656                  Sky Blue Archival Ink
RACP531                  Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink

Other Products:
White cardstock, foam sheet, Electric Green Ink, London Fog,  Embossing folder, black pen, white paint, Copic: YG11, YG41, B21, B41, B00, Y11, Y15, RV00, RV10, E43, E79, C2, C3, E50, E51, E21

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 4 3/4 X 5 1/2".   Cut white cardstock 4 3/4  X 11", score and fold at 5 1/2 and 8 3/4.  Cut the 5 1/2" side with the outer die of the Decorative Circle Frames.  Cut another white piece of cardstock 4 3/4 X 5 1/2" and cut one end with the outer Decorative Circle Frames Die.  Glue the 4 3/4 X 5 1/2" card front piece to the card base 2 3/4" end (make sure the decorative end is facing up on the card front).  Cut decorative paper to match card base inside and card front.  Cut 2 Decorative dies from the Decorative Circle Frames out of white and cut 2 eyelet circles from white.   Emboss the 2 circles.  Glue the white decorative dies and the circles to the card front and the inside.  Cut a white heart and an eyelet white heart for the bottom of the card front and pop it up.

Stamp elephant, panda, and racoon using London Fog, die cut and color.  Stamp Baby and Boy using Sky Blue then die cut and color. Die cut another set of Baby Boy from foam sheet. And glue to the bottoms of the Baby Boy images.  Glue these to the card base inside (they will be the “stop” for the front to stand up).  Stamp Welcome on white and die cut with the long die from Tickets and Tags then cut a white frame with the eyelet long die (these dies are long so you have to shorten them).   Pop the Welcome toward the top of the card front. Pop up the little animals under the Welcome sign and above the heart.

Stamp roses with Sky Blue and sponge the edges.  Stamp the leaves using Electric Green and sponge with Chartreuse.  Form the roses and leaves in the rose mold.   Make most of the roses into buds using a white wired stamen in the centers.  Punch green pointed flowers from green to use as sepals for the buds.  Add roses, buds, leaves to the bottom of card front and both sides of the card base sides only even with the top of the word Baby.  Set the card front in it’s stand up position for correct placement of flowers.  Glitter the card and flowers.

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Ephesians 5:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, [c]of His flesh and of His bones.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

HC Congratulations!

Good morning!

HCD1-7299             Baby’s Air Balloon Die
HCD1-7300             Welcome Baby Die
HCD1-7301             Baby’s Friends Die
HCPC-3914              Baby’s Air Balloon Stamp Set
HCPC-3915              Welcome Baby Stamp Set
HCPC-3916              Baby’s Friends Stamp Set
HCDP1-2116            Tender Moments Paper Collection
HCD1-7281              Stairway Gardens Die
HCD1-7202              Album Tags and Accents Die
352854                      Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723                      Dries Clear Adhesive
85-glitter                  Crystal Ultrafine TransparentGlitter
PGM15015              Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
RACP656                   Sky Blue Archival Ink

Other Products:
White cardstock, foam tape, cloud embossing folder, blue cardstock, London Fog, white pigment ink pad, Copic Markers: YG11, YG41, G12, B00, B01, B41, B21, C1, C2, C3, E53, E51, E21,Y11, Y15, RV00, RV10,

Card size: 6 X 6”.  Fold 6 X 12” white cardstock to make a 6 X 6 card base.  Cut a medium blue square with the eyelet edge of the Stairway Gardens Die and layer onto white base.  Cut a 5 5/8 X 5 5/8” light blue panel and run it through a cloud embossing folder (it may need to be run through 1 side at a time which is ok since the entire center is covered).  Cut 4 corners out of medium blue.  Brush raised clouds with white pigment ink and heat to dry.  Glue corners to the embossed layer.

Stamp roses, balloon, deer and elephant using London Fog stamp basket part of balloon again the stamp Baby Boy using Sky Blue and die cut.  Color all stamped images.  Pop up balloon, pop up elephant and deer.  Pop up the roses on each side of the balloon basket.  Glue the “Baby Boy” sign on the basket.  Glitter the card, balloon and flowers.

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Isaiah 40:31 New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tender Moments Debut

Good morning!
We are finally able to show you these precious 
Tender Moment stamps and dies.


Other Products:
Foam Tape, white cardstock, Copic Markers: B00, B000, B02, BV000, BV00, BV01, RV00, RV10, E00, E01, YG11, YG41, Y11, Y15, E53, E51, E21, London Fog Memento Ink

For more tips on creating with shaped cards, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 6 1/2" .  Fold 11 X 4” cardstock in half then die cut card base with the outer balloon die leaving the top 1/4 – 1/2” of die off the folded end.  Stamp the balloon, die cut and color it (this will be card front but do not glue it to the card until later.  Stamp, die cut, and color two of baby’s friends, the baby boy sign and 3 sets of clouds.  Cut a piece of decorative paper (blue stars used here) for the inside of card.

Cut the 2 inside ropes of balloon at the bottom so that you can easily insert the 2 little animal friends, glue the bottom part of the animals inside balloon basket and put some foam pop-ups (foam tape used) at the tops (back side).  Now glue the stamped balloon with friends to the front of the card matching sides and bottom.

For the inside and back of card: Glue the decorative star paper inside.  Glue the clouds to the back of card toward the top.  Trim away clouds at the top just so that they do not interfere with opening the card, leave the rest as is.  Cut another back to cover just up to the fold (this is optional for a complete look and to reinforce).

Glitter entire balloon front.


Other Products:
Star punch, white cardstock, yellow cardstock, yellow sheer 3/8” ribbon, foam tape, Copic Markers: B00, B21, B41, E43, E79, E31, E33, E35, C1, C2, C3, RV00, RV10, RV02, E00, E01, E93, E51, E21, E53, YG11, YG41, G12, Y11, Y115, R81, R83, YR61, E97, E99, medium green ink from Ranger called Electric Green.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 6 X 7 3/4".  Start with the 6 X 6” Foldout card base.  Use the Fleur Border Basics to cut pink decorative paper to match each panel front and back.  Use the Classic Border Basics to cut the top of the back panel and to cut paper to match.  Use the Rounded Lattice Window Die (half circle with eyelet edge) to cut a white topper for the back.  Glue the white to the front side of the back panel then glue the pink paper on top (this makes a nice finish front and back of card).  Glue all the pink paper panels to their respective card panels front and back.  Cut scallop eyelet white borders for each top edge (except the back as it has its own topper).

Stamp using Black Memento ink, the balloon, 1 “girl”, 1 each of the lamb, bunny, pigs, raccoon, and 2 each of the deer and elephant.  Stamp 2 fence, 5 birds, 1 flower pot, 1 cart, 1 bench, 1 branch with birds using Black, die cut all and color.  Using Magenta Hue, stamp several small Wild Rose die cut and sponge the edges.  Use the mold to form then glue 2 together for each flower. Fill centers with light green Prills.  Using Forget-Me-Not and Buttercup ink, stamp several small cherry Blossoms for the filler flowers. Fill each center with light pink Prills.   Using a medium green color ink, stamp 3 leaf sets and sponge with Chartreuse, die cut then form in mold.  Use a star punch to punch 3-5 stars out of yellow. 

Cut 4 various small tags for pockets and cut 2 white pockets using the Fleur Borders and Pockets.  With everything stamped and colored it is time to decorate the card.

Starting at the back: glue 1 elephant and a deer inside the balloon basket (cut the bottom of the ropes to fit as needed) then glue the balloon to the card.  Glue 1 corner to the bottom left.  Insert 2 tags and glue stars onto the background.  Stamp Happy Birthday and cut with the eyelet long die shortening as needed, sponge the inside with Magenta Hue then glue to the balloon basket. 

Next panel in to the left, Glue the 2 pigs inside of cart then glue card to the panel.  Glue the little lamb next to the handle as if it was pulling the cart and stopped for a pic.  Glue flowers and leaves to the top right side.

Next panel to the left, Glue the bench to the panel then glue the bunny sitting on the bench.  Glue the pot to the right side of bench and the little deer to the left side of the bench.  Glue 1 bird sitting on top of the bench back.  Glue more flowers and leaves to the top right side.

Last panel (on the inside), Glue 1 pocket to the right bottom and insert 2 tags.  Glue the remaining elephant to the left side.  Glue a small bit of flowers and leaves to the top right.  Close card.

For the front (when card is closed).  Glue fences pieces together back to back then glue to the front of card on the left side.  Match 2 birds (as close as possible) back to back and glue to the fence post on the right, inserting fence post between birds at the bottom.  Glue the branch with birds above the fence, pop up 2 of the birds, decorate the branch with flowers and leaves.  Glue the raccoon to the bottom right side.  Stamp part of the sentiment saying “Birthday” onto white and die cut with the long eyelet die shortening as needed.  Sponge inside then glue it to the fence leaving room for the decorative “Girl” beneath.  Glue some light green Prills along the bottom on all “scene” panels for grass. 

While card is closed, decorate the remaining showing panel top with flowers, leaves and a bird. Now all panels showing when open and when closed should be decorated.  Add glitter to all the flowers, gloss the leaves and add sheer yellow ribbon where desired in flower arrangements and tags.  Randomly glitter card panels as well.

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Mark 8:36 New King James Version (NKJV)

36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?