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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Heartfelt- Beautiful Birdcage Encouragement

Good morning!

When you need to give a friend a lift what could be better than a handmade card
with scripture tags that they can take out and maybe put in a book or Bible 
as a reminder of God's goodness and love for them?
My card today is just that, a card of encouragement for friend or family
who just needs a bit of lifting.
I love encouraging people, it is just in me to want to
see others succeed, to want to see them have peace and strength
to get through whatever they face.  Whatever the encouragement
needed, I like to give it, so this card would go to a sweet friend who
maybe just needs to be reminded that they are special and
God has them in His capable hands.




HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Grape Jelly Memento, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, white card stock, pearls

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:
Card size: 5 X 7”, fold 5 X 21” Flipfold insert in an accordion style (mountain, valley, mountain, etc.).  Add decorative paper to 3 front sections then glue all sides together leaving a 5 X 7 folded card at the back (do not glue tops as these are pockets).  Fold and assemble 4 3/8 X 3 1/8” shadow box.  Place a decorative panel inside (I chose one with birds), stamp, color and die cut birds from the umbrella handle of the Song of Spring stamp and die set then foam tape them inside shadow box.  Cover front of shadow box with another decorative panel then with bird cage cut from white and decorate with pearls.   Cut 2 white Window Box Elements and glue to first and second pockets all the way to the right then glue shadow box to card on the left.
Make 2 tags from two different paper panels in the paper pack and using Wisteria or Grape Jelly, stamp them with some encouraging scripture.  Punch holes, re-enforce with re-enforcer die from Luggage and Tags and add ribbon.  Stamp, color and die cut blossoms using Wisteria or Grape Jelly ink and Lulu Lavender ink to color.  Add the blossoms to bottom right side to decorate and then add Prills to fill.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin


Matthew 22:37-39 (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Loving your neighbor as yourself is not always easy but can you imagine if everyone followed Jesus example...wow, what a wonderful world this would be.  Well, not everyone does but, let it begin with me.
Another thing to think about regarding this verse and others like it...your own family, husband, kids, in laws...do we practice this with them too?  Sometimes the people we are closest to we do not treat as the brother or sister in Christ like we  should, or like we would treat... our friends at church...are we REALLY living like Christ or just acting like it when we are with other followers of Christ?  Practice your love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, self-control, gentleness, patience and faithfulness at home first!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Heartfelt- Peaceful Lilac Layered Circles

Good morning!
I have used the gorgeous umbrella today on the cover
of this circle layered card.
I so love the Lilac collection and this upside down umbrella 
is one of my favorite images!!
And there's that sweet cottage...LOVE it don't you?


OMGosh this paper is so gorgeous as well!

The large Lilac stem with all the little single 
blossoms on it.




HC PRODUCTS USED       

Other Products:
White card stock, Pearls, Foam Tape, Copic Markers-BV000,BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, V01, V12, V15, V99, V25, Y11, Y17, G82, G21, YG61, R20, R22, B21, B45, B34, B00, E51, E53, E31, E33, E35, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, Grape Jelly Memento, purple rhinestones, ribbon

For more tips on creating with the Camelia Carnation collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/rhk76SAIgWQ.
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

Instructions:
Card size: 6 X 6” Using the circles in each page as a template, cut 2 pieces of decorative paper for each page with the appropriate sized circle opening.  Glue tunnel book together and glue each panel to the front and back matching circle openings.  Make a white circle frame for each page, each side of the page.  Starting at the front, glue Decorative Medallion (die cut from white) onto the top lavender frame (it fits perfectly) and add a string of pearls to the top edge of die.  Decorate bottom with a stamped, die cut and colored umbrella and blossoms (stamped in black) plus extra blossoms (stamped with Grape Jelly Memento).  Next page is decorated with large Lush Lilac and butterflies (stamped n black) along with extra blossoms (stamped in Grape Jelly). The back of page 2 is decorated with white fence and Delicate Border die cut, the scroll and Woodsy Critter birds.  Page 3 is decorated with long and short Lilac Sprays and white fence.  The back of page 3 is decorated with 2 small tags.  Page 4 is decorated with 2 small lilac branch clusters and the Lush Lilac and Umbrella spray (stamped in black) and extra blossoms stamped with Grape Jelly, I used the carnation in place of the other flower in that spray.  The back of page 4 is decorated with blossoms from Rain Boots and Blossoms and a large butterfly.  Page 5 is decorated with another white Decorative Medallion and pearls plus a large and small Lilac spray with extra blossoms at the bottom right.
Sponge glue randomly on paper where flowers are on each page front and back and glitter as you go.  Sponge glue on all blossoms and glitter then add a gold Prill to each blossom center.  Add purple rhinestones to butterfly heads on purple butterflies.  Edge both Decorative Medallion dies with pearls.  Add dyed ribbon to tags.

Thanks for visiting today!!
Robin

Romans 8:35, 37 New Living Translation (NLT)

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?  37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Nothing can take us from God's hand no matter what we go through.  He is with us, seeing us through and working on our behalf.  He may not take us out of a situation but He provides a way through it (sometimes we make our own situation, don't we?) He doesn't always take us out of it because we must learn something and we come out the other side shining like gold.  Sometimes the lesson is just to learn to lean on Him for our everything!
No matter what happens, I will trust Him.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Heartfelt- Lovely Lilac Foldout

Good morning!
Look at these lilac!
The elegant, and well known lilac blossom takes center stage early in the spring season and is one of the first flowers to usher in the season of new beginnings! Enchanting clusters of tiny blossoms come together to create quaint floral displays with amazing color and a sweet-smelling fragrance that brings with it a feeling of gentility and old world charm! Join us in celebrating a perennial favorite…Introducing the Lush Lilac Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Venture out for a springtime stroll through a dreamy, garden themed paper collection filled with soft hues of luscious lavenders, deep purples, sky blues and pastel pinks accented with dreamy and romantic illustrations of cozy cottages, lilac filled parasols and lovely lilac filled garden settings! Softly scrolling swirls, vintage script and lace like details bring an old fashioned charm to this soft and innocent assembling of decorative papers, while three graceful cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies boast lush lilac sprays, a fetching lilac laden scroll, several endearing sentiments, as well as a winsome lilac filled parasol perfect for paper craft creations celebrating a multitude of occasions! A wonderful mix of lilac buds and blossom petal illustrations lend themselves beautifully to creating realistic and dimensional lilac blossoms when paired with the coordinating die and will bring a gentle touch of spring to all of your garden creations! So come along with us as we celebrate new beginnings and springtime beauty with the new Lush Lilac Collection!







HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Lavender card stock, lavender rhinestones, lavender sheer ribbon, VersaMagic-Pretty Petunia, white card stock

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:
Card size: 4 ¼” X 6 1/4”, Sponge Pretty Petunia ink on edges of foldout card. Cut back panel top to a curve.  Cut decorative paper to fit each panel inside and out, cut an extra panel for the back to make a pocket.  Cut 2 pockets from lavender card stock using the Fleur Borders and Pockets.  Cut one sheet of blossoms, the scroll and the long Sweet Lilac spray from decorative paper.  Stamp color and die cut 1 short Lilac spray from Lush Lilac.  Cut out 2 small tags, 1 large tag, 1 ticket and 1 oval tiny tag from decorative paper to match your decorative paper panels.  Cut 4 tag hole re-enforcers from lavender card stock (using the Luggage and tags Die).  Cut 4 lavender borders with the Fleur Border Basics to match curves on panel tops.  Cut the extra back panel into a pocket using the Fleur Border Basics at about ½ the size and at an angle.  Use the Lilac Shaping Mold to shape all your blossoms. 
Glue each piece of decorative paper to the correct panel and then glue the borders on top.  Glue the pockets on by using glue only on the two sides that make a corner.  Starting with the front, decorate each panel.  Use the cut out scroll stamped with “for My Friend” on the front (I used it right over the scroll which was there). Pop it up with foam tape.  Add shaped blossoms to the front then glue a single gold Prill to each center.  Sponge glue onto blossoms and randomly on paper then glitter with Crystal Clear.  The next panel has a pocket, add small tag, glitter and rhinestones. Next is the house panel, add the small spray at top right, extra blossoms and glitter.  Add large spray to back of 3rd panel (you can see it from the front when the card is closed), glue on extra blossoms and glitter.  On the inside of 3rd panel is another pocket, add another small tag, rhinestones and glitter.  For the back (4th panel), decorate the decorative paper and pocket with blossoms, glitter and rhinestones then make the large tag by adding the ticket “Birthday Wishes” and tiny oval tag “With Love” to the front with a few blossoms at the top and glitter of course!

These classic foldout cards always look good!  You can decorate any way you like it and your friends will all love it!!  Whoever is lucky enough to receive one will be thrilled!
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin


1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (NKJV)

The Greatest Gift

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a]but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Heartfelt Creations- Singing in the Rain Basket

Good morning!!!

I love this little gift basket and it is very easy to make!
I used Spellbinders Octagon dies for this one.
Cut the Octagon then measure how long it is from one flat side to the other and cut you bottom about 1/8" longer to make up for score lines.
score every 2" (or however long each side of the octagon is that you cut).
Make your bottom wide enough to make a score on each long side about 1/4" in from the edges (these will be the tabs to glue to the front and back).  Cut on each score line up to the 1/4" score line that you made.
Glue the tabs to the inside from one side to the other following the octagon line,
that is the basic basket.








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Other Products:
Spellbinders Octagon die, Spellbinders Octagon Scallop, white card stock, foam tape, acetate, ribbon, Copic: Y21, E50, Y24, Y11, Y00, R02, R10, E000, E00, E01, E93, BVOO, BV01, BV02, BV13, V01, V12, V15, B21, B24, R20, R22, YG61, G82, YG11, YG41, G02,

Instructions:
Project size: 3 ¾” X 4 ½” X 2 ½” Gift basket.  Cut two of the largest size Octagons and a strip of card stock 3 ¼” X 7 ½” from white heavy card stock.  Score the white strip every 1 ½” along the long side.  Turn to short side and score at 3/8” on both sides.  Cut along 1 ½” score lines on both sides only just to the 3/8” score line and then cut each little flap at each end to make a V type flap (V with a flat bottom) You will need them cut like this to go around the corners of the octagons.  Fold along each score line and fold flaps inward to glue to inside of octagons then set aside until both octagon tops are decorated.
Cut a straight edge octagon about 1/8” smaller all the way around than your white, from decorative paper then cut another piece of coordinating decorative paper with the scallop edge octagon and glue to white octagons.  Stamp, die cut and color images and shape slightly then adhere with foam tape and glue to both sides of basket.  Attach bird with a strip of acetate.  Decorate the bottom scored strip to coordinate with basket front and back.
Glue bottom strip to basket front and back using tabs that you made on each side of 7 ½” strip and let dry thoroughly.  Glue Festive Holiday Die cuts to inside and outside of both sides at the top.
Attach ribbon to make a handle by punching holes on each end and threading ribbon through then tying a knot on each end (on the inside of box).  Fill with Opalescent grass and candies or some other small gift.

Thank you for visiting today and may God bless you!
Robin

Galations 5:19-23
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
You always think of a sinful nature as being a murderer, thief, liar, but look at that list...quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfish ambition, envy? wow, makes you think and makes you do a little self examination doesn't it?? Let's see, do I envy, well yes, sometimes...hmmm do quarrel?   I guess I should be more careful when I am tempted to judge someone else's perceived sin, eh?
I think I better concentrate more on the fruit of the spirit like love, kindness, goodness, gentleness etc...Yup, that is where my heart and head should be and I will keep my eyes on Jesus my Lord, He showed us while on earth and He continues to teach us now, if we let Him.