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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Heartfelt-I Love You Center Step Card

Good morning!

Isn't this Camelia Carnation Collection beautiful??  OMGosh, I love these carnations, they look so real! 
I've made a small corsage for this center step card this morning complete with tulle. The paper is so gorgeous and paired with these beautiful borders from the Fleur Border Basics, what else do you need?

I love the eyelet hearts too!
The font on this "I Love You" is a perfect pairing for this heart.


Pearls, Embossing folder, Border punch, Tulle, Salmon Adirondack ink, Mountain Rose Adirondack Ink, Angel Pink Memento, Rouge Chalk Ink, Heavy white card stock, 3M foam tape, green card stock.

For more tips on creating with the Camelia Carnation collection, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 11” X 5/8” – Center Step card.   Cut and fold a center step card then cut a light green panel to fit each open space (except center), cut another slightly smaller light pink panel for each panel and glue to card base. Make a center panel separately- 4 ¼ X 5 3/8”.  Cover white card stock with decorative paper then die cut two pieces of white card stock with the regular curved die from Fleur Border die then emboss both panels together.  Die cut 2 scallop curved borders and glue to the bottom of each panel and glue down to the left side of the center panel on top of decorative paper.  Stamp I Love You with Rouge Chalk Ink and die cut with the heart die then die cut another white heart with the scallop heart. Use foam tape to stack hearts then foam tape to center panel on left bottom. Add pearls.
Stamp, die cut and sponge several sets of the small Camelia carnations in Rose Bud and in Mountain Rose, sponge with Angel Pink and Salmon.  Use Basic flower mold to ruffle petals and then further ruffle with fingers in a pleating type fashion. Put sets together (usually 4 or 5 for each flower), cover with crystal Clear glitter
Glue center panel onto center step card base and then glue 3 carnation to top right add leaves and white tulle.  Add tiny carnations to the bottom panel on top of white scallop border punch then add pearls between each flower.

HCD1-7164     Small Camelia Carnation Die
HCPC-3806     Small Camelia Carnation Stamp Set
HCDP1-285     Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCFB1-464     3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
PGM15015      Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
HCD2-751       Cut Mat Create 2A Die
TSMP400        Memento Rose Bud
TSMP704        Memento New Sprout
TSMP707        Memento Bamboo Leaves
159723             Dries Clear Adhesive
352854             Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
HCST1-401      Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products:
Seam binding, Angel Pink Memento Ink, green card stock, white card stock,  Liquid Pearls, pink card stock

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

Card size: Folded  4 ¾ X 5 ¾  - Cut decorative paper 4 ½ X 5 ½ and glue to front of card base.  Cut white eyelet Oval Small and cut out center with oval small.  Cut pink oval large and oval small to fit inside of eyelet oval.  Cut Decorative Oval die from white and trim to fit inside of eyelet oval.  Foam tape frame with decorative oval inside to front of card on right side.  Cut Sweetheart Border from white and glue to left side of card front.
Stamp Called You By Name verse with Rouge on white and die cut with large oval set die then mat with pink oval.  Foam tape to center of decorative oval. Add pearls.  Stamp flower sets with Rose Bud and die cut.  Sponge with Angel Pink and place into Basic Flower mold then finish shaping petals by pinching in a pleated fashion.  Glue flowers together in sets of 4 (tiny carnations have only 2 smallest flowers glued together).  Stamp Wildwood Florals with light green, die cut then form with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Pierce center and insert 2 small pearl Stamen. Stamp birds with black, die cut and sponge with Rose Bud and Angel Pink.
Make a bow with white seam binding leaving tails long. Glue leaf flourish to left side of oval then glue bow on top and make tails loop and twist both up and down the left side.  Glue carnations and Wildwood florals to ribbon, add leaves and extra pearl Stamen and fuzzy Stamen tucked between flowers and ribbon.  Add some dots at the ends of bouquet with Liquid Pearls.

Did you know?
The Carnation
 "Derived from from the Latin "carnis" (flesh) referring to the flower's original pinkish-hued color or "incarnacyon" (incarnation), referring to the incarnation of God-made flesh" with the birth of the baby Lord Jesus.
There are many colors but the "pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary's tears – making them the symbol of a mother's undying love".
Luke 2:11-12 (NLT)
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.”
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and remember the reason we celebrate Christmas!! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Heartfelt-Wedding Gatefold Easel

Good morning!
Welcome to another week of Heartfelt Inspiration.
This week I have another fun fold I found on Pinterest, a Gatefold Easel card.
The front has some beautiful pink carnations which are so easy to make now with the new shaping molds.
Read on to see.

This is the gatefold view

and the easel


Other Products: 
Seam Binding, White Flower Soft, Acetate, Pink glitter gel pen, white card stock, Fun Foam, Copic Markers: RV00, RV02, YG03, YG17, YG63

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

Card size folded: 5 ¾ X 4 ½.  Start with white card stock 9” X 11 ½” and make score lines along short side at 2 ¼” from both ends, all the way down card stock, turn so long side is up and score at 5 ¾” now cut away top 2 corner pieces (see template) This will leave you with a full gate fold bottom half and just a 4 ½” X 5 ¾” section on top.  At this point score just the top section again at 2 7/8” (half way to center score line).   Now you have the bottom gatefold and top easel fold.  Fold on all score lines and use a bone folder to make a good crease.  Cut another piece of white card stock to make the front part of the easel (as usual for easel cards), 5 ¾” X 4 ½”. This is the panel that you will decorate.
Decorate the easel card front with decorative paper from the Camelia Carnation paper (the bridge scene was used here).  Stamp and die cut the Bride and Groom and place at the bridge.  Add the Festive Holiday Die at the top and the Sweetheart Border at the bottom. Now glue the panel to the easel (The bottom of the panel to the 2 7/8” top portion).
I used another piece of the same paper and decorated the inside flaps and base with the scene.  I cut 2 more Sweetheart Borders, 1 for each flap and then I stamped the sentiment on white and die cut it with the Ovals then matted with the large ovals.  I die cut a piece of Fun Foam to pop up my sentiment so that it could be used as a “catch” for the easel front to set against, see photo.
Now for the front of the gate flaps, I cut 2 large Sweetheart Borders (there are 2 borders dies in that set)from pink and cut it down to fit (it is perfect at the inner straight edge of that border) and then glued them to the front of my “gate” flaps.  Wrap ribbon around card to hold closed tying at the side.  
Stamp and die cut the large floral heart from Classic Wedding Roses Stamp and die sets, color with Copic Markers RVOO, RVO2, YG03, YG17, YG63.Do just basic base color on the flowers as they will be covered with 3-D flowers  (I cut another heart from acetate to strengthen as this will only be glued on one side and it is delicate).  Glue half if the heart to just one side of your card, over ribbon (this will also keep ribbon in place when card is opened by recipient).  Now stamp, die cut and sponge Carnations with Rose Bud and Angel Pink Memento Inks.  Use the flower Mold and then use fingers to give a deeper pleat to petals (flower mold will start them by breaking down paper fibers for you).  Glue flowers together making small, medium and large flowers for the heart.  Sponge on glue and sprinkle with Crystal Clear then glue to heart wreath.  Use glue on baby’s breath and put white Flower Soft on that part.  Put pink Prills on the rose buds. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Heartfelt- Carnations Debut

Good morning!

Oh my goodness a new flower, what could be better?  
This new carnation will be an instant classic in my book!
Today I have used it with the new foam paper, what fun it was to heat and shape these little blooms!!
This paper collection is amazing too, it reminds me of the famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria.

A window view on lovely gardens

you can even see the bridge where the lovely couple stood for wedding pictures.

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Pearl halves, ribbon, Smooches, Liquid Pearls, Paper Salon water based ink-Sky Blue and Petal Pink ,
.Flower Soft, Oil Pastels-green and pink, Copics-RV00, RV10, RV02 C01, C02, C03, C05, E00, E01, E53, E33, Y21, G21, G82, Taupe card stock, white card stock, Cactus Green StazOn Ink, London Gray Memento.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 5 7/8 X 5 9/16. This card has 2 parts, an outside card and an inside card which are glued together on the outer edges.  See pattern for scoring and cutting dimensions for the inside card. Outside card is 11 1/8 X 5 7/8 scored at 5 9/16.  Pick a paper from the  Camelia Carnation collection which show a scene and is at least 6 X 6 cut to 5 ¾ X 6, score in the center  (3”)and glue to the inside center  of the “outside” card.  Decorate the cover with another piece of 6 X 6. Cut Sweetheart Border for the top and glue in place.  Stamp the Camelia Carnation on Art Foam Paper with Fuchsia Pink and color with oil pastels then heat to shape the petals.  Glue flowers together with hot glue.  Tie knots in ribbon along top and add flowers to each knot then pearls between each flower.  Glue small flowers to railing and tie tiny bows under each one.  Add pearls between.  Stamp the wedding couple on white with London Fog Memento and color with Copics, RV 10, C01, C03, C05, G21 G82, E00, E01, E53, E33 and add Top Coat Smooches to veil and bottom of dress.  Foam Tape couple to front of card under arch.  Add green Flower Soft as topiaries to deck then set aside until finished with the inside card.
Cut the inside card 11 X 5 ¾”. (See template) make two cuts (top and bottom) starting at 2 ¾” in and 5/8” down and cut to 8 ¼” make the same cut at the bottom only 5/8” up from bottom. Score at 2 ¾” top to bottom, score at 4 1/8 top 5/8” and bottom 5/8” only, score at 5 ½ top to bottom, score at 6 7/8 top 5/8” and bottom 5/8” only then score at 8 ¼” top to bottom.  Sponge Sky blue and Petal pink on the inside card.  Cut chapel window from 2 center sections.  Cut 2 white panels 2 ¾ X 4 ½ and cut the decorative part of chapel window out of both, glue to the back of chapel window opening.
Cut white panels and pink decorative paper for each top and bottom 5/8 X 1 5/16” section.  Cut 2 pink panels
 2 ½ X 4 ½” then use the Fleur Border Basic to cut a decorative edge on both pieces.  Cut white Fleur Border Basic for each side and glue to pink panel then glue to outer sides of the inside card but leaving the decorative edge open as a pocket.  Add pearls to the decorative white border.
Stamp Bell Border with London Fog Memento ink and die cut.  Color ribbon with RV00, RV10, RV02 and bells with C01, C02, C03 and C05 and RV10.  Cut apart where needed for curve and glue to pink decorative paper. Add pearls to decorative window.
Stamp Wildwood Floral on Art Foam Paper with Fuchsia Pink StazOn and the leaves with Cactus Green StazOn.  Color with Oil Pastels.  Heat to shape.  Poke hole in small double flowers and insert on small white pearl stamen from Bridal set.  Arrange flowers and leaves over chapel windows.
Make two small tags from decorative paper for two pockets.

To see all the creations this week click HERE and then click on "Blog".

Thanks for visiting today!!

Isaiah 7:14New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
This is the time of year we celebrate the coming of the messiah, the fulfillment of the prophesy above. The baby Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Merry Christmas to you all! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Heartfelt Creations-Holly & Poinsettia Gazebo Luminary

Good morning!

I have a luminary for you today.
I've used the new Gift of Love Box, Festive Holly and Poinsettias
Along with the Poinsettia Shaping Mold.
These new molds are so fun to use and make flower shaping so easy!!
Thank you Heartfelt Creations!

Heartfelt Creations Products:

HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Cluster Stamp Set
HCD1-7176 Poinsettia & Holly Die
HCFB1-463 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCD1-7163 Gift of Love Box Die
HCD1-7145 Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp Set
HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp Set
HCD1-783 Border Essentials Die
HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics Small
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
HCDA1-449 Stack & Store Daubers 6 PK.
ANC814 Lettuce Entertain You Prills
242174 Vellum Paper
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723 Dries Clear Adhesive
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
D110305 Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black
359503 Funnel Tray
TSMP300 Memento Lady Bug

Other Products:
Heavy weight white card stock, Copic Markers: R21, R17, R29, R59, YG03, YG17, YG63, E33, E35, 3M Foam Tape

Video Tips:
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Heartfelt HERE.

4" X 4". Cut 5 box panels out of heavy white card stock, cut out center of bottom portion with the square die in Box set. Glue vellum to the back of each open square. Cut away top 2 portions of the box leaving bottom 2 portions and flaps for closure then put box sides together with Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut 4 fence dies from Essential Borders and 6 decorative borders from Essential Borders. Glue fences at the bottom and decorative borders at the top and at the top of the vellum panels. The bottom of box may be glued shut as top opening is large enough to set Tea Light in and take it out.
Stamp and die cut Festive Holly and Cardinals (2 or 3 sets)with Tuxedo black Memento Ink on white card stock, Poinsettia (3 or 4 set) with Lady Bug Memento Ink on white card stock and then color Festive Holly and Cardinals with Copic Markers, sponge Poinsettias with more Lady Bug . Place Poinsettias in flower mold, spritz with water and run through your die cutting machine (see Video about flower molds for more info). Shape the Holly and Cardinals using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp sentiment 2 times with Lady Bug and die cut each with small oval then edge the ovals with more Lady Bug ink.
Glue 2 layers of shaped Poinsettias together for each flower and add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centers. Sponge adhesive onto flowers, Holly and Berries then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.
Glue Holly and Cardinals to box all the way around, cutting and piecing as needed and use foam tape to lift some pieces to give more dimension. Glue Poinsettias here and there as desired to finish decorating your Gazebo. Add the Merry Christmas sign to 2 sides on the top portions of Gazebo Luminary with foam tape.

Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 100:4-5 (NKJV)

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.