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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Heartfelt Creations- Window Shadow Box Card

Good morning!
We have a cute window scene today with lace curtains and everything!
I've used a scoreboard to create the wainscot half wall.
The pink poinsettias have some glass beads for center (I dyed clear glass beads with a Copic refill).
My water wheel scene inside (the box) is filled with sparkly glitter! 
In the winter at our house when it snows we turn on the outside lights, just sit and watch the flakes fall.  Sometimes the flakes are huge and I wonder how they still fall so slowly and lightly like feathers floating in the air! But small flakes or large, in the morning the scene looks like what you see in the little window I've made with the sparkle and everything (well, no water wheel).
I so absolutely love the paper in this release!  It has such pretty colors and designs. Even though there is pink in this paper there is also red and green so it goes so well with the Festive Holly release as well!


I die cut a deer from the Woodsy Wonderland paper to put inside my shadow box part of the card (hard to see it in this photo).


Heartfelt Creation-Window Shadow Box (looking out from inside)

Products: 

TSMP704    Memento-New Sprout

TSMP400    Memento-Rose Bud

TSMP707    Memento-Bamboo Leaves

Instructions: Other Products: Lace, Memento-Angel Pink, Tan card stock, Copic: YG11,YG41,E21,E53,W02,R21,R24,R29, Clear glass beads dyed with YG03 Copic Refill, Tea Stain Distress Ink. 


Instructions: Card size: 6 1/2" X 6 1/4".  Make a 1/2" deep X 5 1/2" X 5 3/4" box.  Inside is covered with the water wheel barn designer paper from Winter's Eve Collection.  Die cut a stag from the Woodsy Wonderland designer Paper and glue to foreground on left side.  Use Stickles to show shine on snow.  Outside of box-Cut a window from the center and back it with acetate.  Stamp and die cut Window Frame and glue to opening. On the back side of the acetate, add some stickles to each corner of window pane.  Add a lace "curtain".  Cover front and sides of box with light pink paper from the Winter's Eve Collection cut to fit and add a scored piece (every 1/4") of white to the bottom and a tan "chair railing". sponge all edges with Tea Stain Distress Ink. Die cut the Decorative Medallion out of white linen and glue to the top. Stamp, color (either by sponging or Copic) and die cut Holly and Poinsettias.  Form and glue flowers together then add dyed beads to centers.  Form holly leaves and cut in smaller pieces to fit as desired around window frame.  Glue box to 6 1/2 X 6 1/4" card covered with Winter's Eve designer paper.  Inside card is another panel of Winter's Eve designer paper (one of the deer layered look squares).  Stamp Christmas Blessings and die cut with the Cut Mat Create 1B smallest rectangle.

Thanks for visiting!!!
Robin



The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me— A prayer to the God of my life.

 Psalm 42: 8



















Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Heartfelt- Winter's Window Box

Good morning!
Isn't this fireplace scene so cozy?  I love it and today we are peeking in on this family's Christmas decorated room through their beautiful window with a candle on the seal and a pretty window box outside with lovely pink poinsettias.

Heartfelt Creations- Winter's Window Box


side view for window box dimension
On the inside



Products: 


Instructions: Other products: Vintage Glass glitter, rhinestones, Spellbinder poinsettia die, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Elegant Labels 4 and Labels 4, Brilliance Orchid, Brilliance Lime, Glitter Snow Paste, Copic Markers-R21,R24,R29,R14,Y32,Y15,Y35,Y38,C01,C02,C03,W01,W02,W03,E51,E53,E33,R35,YG11,YG05,G14, 

Instructions: Card size is 5" X 7". I cut 2 pieces of 5 X 7 white linen card stock for the base and and extra piece 5 X 2 folded in half to make a hinge (since I did not have 14 X 5 to make the base one piece).  Glue front and back to the cut out hinge (hinge is cut with die hanging over the fold so that it will not cut apart).  Cut inside and outside designer paper with Labels 4 and then use the small die of the 5 x 7 Elegant labels 4 just for the inside.  Layer the labels 4 and elegant labels 4 together for the inside and glue to the inside.  Stamp, and die cut the fireplace with the Cut and Mat 1B, color then sponge edges with Brilliance Orchid and glue to inside up high enough to add the sentiment using another Spellbinder die to cut.  Next start working on the front.  Glue cut designer paper to front, cut window opening out of card front then stamp, die cut and color the window frame, window candle, poinsettias, and window box fillers. Glue candle to the inside of window cut out. Die cut Raindrops on Roses medallion, window box (all parts) and Window Box Elements and put the window box together adding the box trim and enough of the Raindrops on Roses medallion to reach the bottom of the box.  Glue fillers in (cutting and arranging as necessary to let candle show through window). Add formed poinsettias filled with gold Prills to the front of the box and paint on some snow paste then glitter.  Finish with rhinestones.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin



Luke 12:6-7

“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Heartfelt- Winter's Eve - Merry Christmas!


Good morning!
Winter's Eve New Release
Don't you just love these wonderful colors!  Such beautiful papers in this collection and they also coordinate with the Festive Holly Collection, yippee!

So this card is basically a gate fold card made fancy with Heartfelt's beautiful Decorative Medallion die from the Wedding Collection...I love how you can mix and match several Heartfelt collections together!  This card was inspired by Emma Lou's video where she shows how to make these wonderful gate "doors".  I did mine a bit wrong (all one piece) but it turned out well anyway!

I used the other die in the Decorative Medallion die set to cover the open oval on the inside.  I love the look of the dark red with the crisp white.


Heartfelt Creations- Merry Christmas

Products: 

Instructions: Other products: Spellbinder label die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Star Dust Stickles, 3-M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,E00,E01,E93,BV20,YG03,YG23,YG17,RV000,RV02,RV10,E42,E43,E44,E53,E33,E35,Y00,Y11,Y15,YR23,YR24,Y21,E50,W03,W03,C02,C03 and Inka Gold.  

Instructions: Card size: 5 1/2" X 5 1/2".  Cut White linen card stock to 11 X 5 1/2" and score along horizontal edge at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4" (this leaves 2 3/4" ends on both sides, making a Gate-fold).  Use the Decorative Medallion Rectangle shaped die on both end pieces, straight edge about 1/4" off the score line (front edge of die should be at the edge of card stock). Use the solid backing part of the die on two pieces of pink designer paper as lining for the Decorative flaps created.  Cut another piece of pink designer paper for the inside 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 section.  Cut the paper a bit smaller to accommodate the scores and to leave a small white border top and bottom.  Cut a piece of white linen 5 X 5 and emboss it with an embossing folder, now layer these to the inside and cut an oval from dark red card stock and cut two Decorative Medallions (the semi-circle looking one)to layer on top of the red oval. Glue these to the center of the inside.  Stamp Winter's Eve fireplace, Christmas Tree/Angel girl, Festive Holly & Cardinals pieces (except lantern), Sparkling Poinsettia (the smallest flowers (X 4), and Merry Christmas from Celebrate the Season.  Color with Copics (all pieces) and die cut or fussy cut all.  Glue fireplace/floor and Christmas Tree/Girl to the inside, add Merry Christmas to the top.  Slightly form Holly and Cardinals, form flowers and use Inka Gold on petals, leaves and berries.  Use a cloth to shine gold.   Add gold Prills to centers of flowers and Stickles to berries.  Foam tape/glue leave, berries and flowers to the outside flaps.   

Thanks for visiting!  See this card and others from the new collection HERE.

Comments are most welcome, thanks!
Robin

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.
Luke 2:10-14
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. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[c]




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heartfelt Z Fold Cardinal Card

Good morning!

It is unreal thinking about Christmas and snow while sitting in this blistering heat!  I know that Christmas is in hot weather down in Australia but it is hard to imagine!!
I can't think of Christmas time without having visions like what is on my card going through my mind.
I love this fence paper that goes with the fence stamp and die...it worked in perfectly.  The jingle bells on the leather makes a great border as well (I think it must be part of the reindeer gear, eh?)
The extra snow in the sky was made with Chunky White Embossing Powder (Stampendous).
See the snow on the wheel? That is glitter snow paste, I also put it on the fence tops and on the holly.






Heartfelt Z Fold Cardinal Card

HCPC-3746  Festive Gate Cling Stamps
HCD1-7105  Festive Gate Die
HCPC-3792  Festive Holiday Cling Stamps
HCD1-7146  Festive Holiday Die
HCPC-3793  Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp
HCD1-7147  Holly Berry Jingle Die
HCPC-3791  Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7145  Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCDP1-280  Festive Holly Paper Collection
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA1-449  Stack n Store Daubers
159723     Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854     Glue Metal tip

Instructions: Other products: Spellbinders 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, Glitter Snow, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Chunky white embossing powder, ribbon, gold micro beads, Stickles, 3-M foam tape, Heavy weight white card stock, white card stock, Copic Markers: YOO,Y11,Y15,Y32,YR31,YR24,R21,R24,R29,R59,YG03,YG25,YG17,E33,
E35,E42,E43,E44,E39,CO1,C02,C03,C05

Instructions:
card size is 4 X 5 1/2" closed, 4 X 12" open.  Cut 12 X 12 heavy weight card stock to 5 1/2 X 12 and score at 4" and 8".  Cut 3 pieces of red designer paper to 3 3/4" X 5 1/4" and 3 pieces of fence and gate designer paper to 3 1/2" X 5". Over a hot iron (I set the iron upside down on a stand) sprinkle chunky white embossing powder over the top portion of the fence and gate designer paper and melt chunks. Glue the red paper to each panel and then the gate paper (be sure to keep clear of the score lines). Stamp, die cut and color Jingle Bell piece (X3), holly pieces, wagon wheel and gate. Add some snow to the fence tops, on the holly and on the wagon wheel. Pop the wagon wheel up on the left panel and add more snow to the ground.  Poop the gate up on the middle section and add snow to the ground.  Make the swag on the gate using a piece from the Holly Frame and the Holly from Festive Holly. Cute the sign out from the designer paper and thread white floss through holes punched with an 1/8" hole punch.  On the third panel I added the holly and berry pieces and more snow on the bottom.  Tie two of the jingle bell belts together by the buckles with red ribbon. then finish going along the entire top with belt pieces.

Thanks for visiting today!!
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
Robin

Just a thought:
Christmas is all about the birth of Christ.  We celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees, holly, snow, pine cones, ornaments and decorations galore but did you know that the reason He came down in the form of a human baby was to  show us how to live our lives through His example.  He came because He loves us so much.  He came to ultimately die to pay the penalty for all of  us who have sinned and do you know that God's word says that we have all sinned? Romans 3:23 "For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard".
Jesus said that "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me", John 14:6.  He is the savior of the world.  God's word also says  "if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation". Romans 10:9-10.  I could tell you all kinds of scripture but why not just read it yourself? Start with Matthew in the New Testament and read through...don't have a Bible? Here is a link to a Bible on line.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

Good morning!

This morning I've used the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection in combination with the Festive Holly Collection for this easel card.
The easel was made using the Holly Frame die from Spellbinders.
I also used that beautiful Crystal Clear glitter by Rajni Chawla on the poinsettias,
don't cha just love it!
Every Christmas we love to decorate our house with pretty candles, poinsettia, Sugar Pine Cones and a large Christmas tree full of pretty sparkly ornaments.  I love sparkles at Christmas, the more the better.



slight side view

I used clear glass beads dyed with green Copic refill for the 
centers of the poinsettias.



I love how each paper collection has sentiments on decorative paper.


I love the way this card stands up to display sparkle inside and out!


Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

Products:
HCD1-766   Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCPC-3680  Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144  Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7145  Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCPC-3791  Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3681  Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-280  Festive Holly Paper Collection
PGM15015   Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 
HCDA1-449  Stack n Store Daubers
159723     Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854     Glue Metal tip
TSMP400 Memento Rose Bud
TSMP704 New Sprout
TSMP300 Lady Bug

Instructions: Other products: Glass beads, Half pearls, ribbon, 3-M foam tape, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, White card stock, pale gold card stock, Copic Markers: YG61,YG63, G21, Y21,Y32,YR24, E50, E51, E21, Y15, Y35, Y38

Instructions: Card size is 5 X 7.  Start by folding a piece of 8 1/2 X 11 white card stock in half and then place the Holly Frame on the fold so that it hangs over about 1/4".  The part that hangs over the fold will keep both pieces together as one piece.  Fold the top half of the card in half and score well, fold in toward the card.  Cut another white Holly Frame and glue the bottom half of it to the half (of the card base) which is folded down. This forms the hinged easel part of the easel card. Cut a piece of designer paper (I used the pale gold side of one piece) to 5 1/5 X 3 1/2 and use it as a base to decorate.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on several Sparkling Poinsettia pieces, Holly and berries from Festive Holly and Cardinals and the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle (I colored my candle with Copics), and die cut the Decorative Medallion from white linen, the Decorative Medallion base from pale gold card stock.  Form Poinsettia flowers and glue layers together, staggering petals.  Make one large and one small.  Fill centers with glass beads (I actually dyed my clear beads using a YG03 Copic refill). Use Dries Clear glue an Rajni's Crystal Clear glitter on petals of poinsettias, Holly and Berries, and Candle flame. Build the card face starting with the Decorative medallion pieces, the Candle next then the Holly and berries and finally the Poinsettia .  Finish the card by gluing the front to the card base top, tuck some sheer ribbon in among the Poinsettia and add pale gold pearls to the top corners.  Now start on the inside. Cut another piece of designer paper to match the top, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2, cut one of the wonderful Christmas verses from the decorative paper using a Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and modify as needed (I moved the die up after the first cut and cut again taking more off the bottom). You will need to pop this "Square" up as it will be the "stop" for the easel.  Decorate with pieces of Holly and a Cardinal (I sponged color on using the point of the stacking daubers). Add 2 large pale gold pearls to the bottom and 4 small to the popped sentiment panel.

Thanks for visiting today!  Comments are most welcome.
Robin

Psalm 119:30New Living Translation (NLT)

30 
I have chosen to be faithful;

    I have determined to live by your regulations.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations- Cardinal Fold Out

Good morning!
Oh I just love these cardinals!!
I'm so happy with this release, the birds the berries, holly and gorgeous wagon wheel all in gorgeous snow...who wouldn't love that!!
Every sheet of paper is amazing as well!
Ok, you get my point, I LOVE it!
Doing a foldout card like this is the perfect way to show off a lot of these stamps and dies on one project.

My first photo shows the card mostly closed.

This is the card open

Close up of the inside pocket and tag 

Close up of the front panel

This wagon wheel shows up (the top anyway) when the card is closed.

Cardinal Fold Out Card

Products:

Instruction: Other products: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Glitter Snow, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 3-M foam tape, Ribbon, white card stock, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,Y32,YR31,E53,E33,E35,E42,E43,E44,E59,G21,YG61,YG63

Instructions: Card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Cut designer paper and borders for each panel front and back and glue to each surface of the card, trimming borders to fit.  Die cut pocket, fence borders and decorative back piece (from Festive Holiday Die) out of white card stock.  Stamp, die cut and color pieces from the Festive Holly stamp sets then shape, add snow and glitter while the paste is still wet. Start at the front and add a piece of fence then the holly and cardinal pair using foam tape to pop up.  One the inside of front, tear some white card stock for snow and add some holly on both sides then move on to the next "page". One the inside tear more white card stock for snow and add spruce.  Add pocket to bottom right side then dd cardinal on top of the pocket.  Cut a tag from the designer paper and add a ribbon to the top after punching a hole.  Back side of page is just torn card stock for snow and a fence piece.  Next page outside (it shows when closed), add torn white card stock for snow, a fence piece, a spruce and the wagon wheel with cardinals...make sure it is high enough to show when closed. Inside is designer paper and a small piece of holly on the top right.  Back is designer, the decorative die from Festive Holiday 2 pieces of holly and one of the Christmas messages from the designer paper cut with the Spellbinder oval.

Thank you for visiting!
Robin

I love birds (my name could have something to do with it???)
So in honor of my cardinals I have referenced a scripture with birds.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?...
33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations-Christmas Book Box

Good morning!

I've made a box that looks like a book today.
How fun this was to create!
The box is paper mache painted with acrylics and then covered with the beautiful designer paper from the Festive Holly Collection.

As this is a gift box, I tied it closed with some sheer red ribbon.
The box open shows my gift of handmade Christmas cards.
This angle shows the cute book plate I made with one of the sentiments provided in the paper collection and some brown card stock (rubbed with some metallic Rub-Ons to give it a metal look).  I used gold half balls to "attach" my bookplate.


Christmas Book Box


Instructions: Other products: Paper Mache box, ribbon, Glitter Snow Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold half balls, Spellbinder Rectangle Nestabilities, gold acrylic paint, warm white acrylic paint, gold cording, Tea Stain Distress Ink, white card stock, brown card stock, Metallic Rub-Ons, Red ribbon, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,YG11,YG05,G14,Y32,Y38,E50,E51,E21,C01,C02,C03,C05,C07

Instructions: 
Box is 5 1/2" X 7 3/4" X 1 7/8".  Paint paper mache with warm white and gold mix until fully covered (several coats). Dry brush "pages" with gold and add a bit of gold to the "binding".  Sponge Distress Ink here and there to age a bit and sponge distress ink on chosen designer paper layers that have been cut to size.  Let dry thoroughly and then glue designer paper to front, back, and insides. Add gold cording to the edges around the top and bottom inside box.  Stamp, die cut and color the Festive Holly & Cardinals pieces from white card stock (I used Copic Markers to color).  Shape pieces using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and then add Glitter Snow Paste. Use foam tape to add pieces to the top of the box, actually following the design of the paper for the bottom and left side. Cut out "Christmas Blessings" for the binding and then "For You At Christmas" for the front of the box, out of the designer paper.  Make "bookplates" from brown card stock and Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities then rub with Metallic Rub-Ons to "patina" and make to look more like metal then add half balls to look like rivets.  Add ribbon to make it a gift as is or filled with hand made cards or candies.

Thank you for visiting today!!
Robin

The true story of Christmas:

The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

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.

Visitors from the East

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.”