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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Heartfelt-Winter's Cozy Fire Tunnel Card

Good morning!
We have exciting news for today...a special release!
Along with these new fantastic tunnel cards and shadow box cards 
are sets of wonderful Oval dies and Circle dies to match.
They are just what we've needed and now they are here for all of us to play with!
There are 2 sets of each the circles and the ovals so that you can make really nice layers.
My card features the Oval Tunnel Card, The Winter's Eve Collection and the Festive Holly Collection.

This top page is actually an oval opening as well but the window stamp and die set covers it.
I fussy cut the angel girl and the tree so that I could use them on separate pages.

For this little book card I covered the last, smallest oval with my image so that I could use the last page as a place for tags and a personal message from me.

Heartfelt Creations- Winter's Cozy Fire Tunnel Card


Instructions: Other Products: Pearls, Copic Markers (YG03, YG23, YG15, R21, R24, R29, E00, E01, E53, E33, E35, E50, E93, Y21, Y24, Y31, Y11, Y15, Y38, BV20, B00, B02, RV10, RV02, W02, W03, C02, C03), Memento Inks (Rose Bud, Angel Pink-for stamping and sponging color on Poinsettisa), Spellbinders Rectangles Nestabilities.

Instructions: Construct 5 X 7 layered card then cut designer paper for each side of each page (sponge edges of all pages).  The first page is the largest oval and they get smaller as you go.  For the first page, in order for the window frame to fit, you need to cut the designer paper with a rectangle (large enough for the window) a bit smaller than the opening.  Before gluing front piece of designer paper, glue a piece of ribbon about 8 or 9" hanging over the edge, then glue your "cover" page on. Stamp and die cut the window from white card stock, die cut Window Box Elements (decorative pieces) and cut the larger decorative piece in half lengthwise (these will be the shutters). Glue window, shutters and topper onto the front cover. Stamp, die cut and color holly and cardinal (several pieces are used throughout), form slightly then add the Crystal Clear glitter. Stamp, die cut and color the sled, add some bakers twine as a pull rope. Pop the sled up against the "wall" next to the window. Add the holly and cardinal to the left side of the cover.  On the inside, glue the window to the opening, add a holly garland and double pocket at the bottom.  Page 2, cut the oval from designer paper and glue to page.  Add a holly garland and the little girl (she is looking at the tree!) add another double pocket at the bottom and stamp "Twas the night before Christmas", die cut with Spellbinders A2 Rectangles. The back of the 2nd page is just designer paper and Poinsettias (stamp, die cut and sponge poinsettias with Angle Pink then form flowers and add Prills). The third page has the Christmas tree in the oval and poinsettias also a little sentiment "ticket". The back of page 3 has one of the Regal borders and some holly.  Page 4 has one of the Regal borders and more holly, also the fireplace glued to the oval opening.  The back of page 4 has a double Blossom Corner and the last page has a single Blossom corner. Both the double and single are pockets.  Cut tags from designer paper.  Add a poinsettia to the top right.  The back cover has another piece of ribbon glued between layers.  Tie little "book" closed.

Thanks for visiting!
See all the designer samples HERE.

Jeremiah 29:11New Living Translation

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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)


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!!!

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


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!

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


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!

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 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,

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.

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.