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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Sunny Coneflower Gift Box

Good morning!

Time for more chocolates? Maybe a gift to a special friend or relative?  It
is always time for chocolates right?  LOL!
This little box is perfect for the small gift!
My bow is permanently attached to just one flap so that
you can open and close it as you want to.

This box is actually very easy to make and no special skills needed!!


Other Products:
Ribbon, Pearls, 3M foam tape, grass border punch, Copic Markers: RV55, RV63, RV17, G21, G82, Y11, Y15, Y17, E33, E97

For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at

Box size: 2 ½ X 2 ½ X 4 ½”  Die cut 4 box pieces from yellow decorative paper, fold on score lines and glue box pieces together (see video link above).  Die cut inset pieces from a darker yellow decorative paper (X 4) for the top and bottom sections of box and also die cut top portion of inset using the flower decorative paper, cut off 1/8” from all sides of the flowered paper die cut to fit inside the dark yellow and glue them together.  Glue pieces to box sides.  Die cut 2 Sweetheart Borders and 2 Window Elements border from white.  Glue Sweetheart border to bottom section of box and the Window Elements border to the very top of box.    Die cut 2 tags for the top.
Stamp (using Rich Cocoa ink), die cut and color flowers with Copic Markers.  Shape flowers and leaves slightly from the back and add a mix of Prills to the cone center.  Add Glitter to the petals.  Glue flowers to each side of box.  Punch the grass border from green decorative paper and glue it to the bottom (a 12” strip is more than enough to go all the way around the box).  Add yellow (or white colored yellow) pearls to the top edge, close box and add bow with tags to (1) top panel (so that you can open and close box without removing bow).   Box is complete, just fill with candy or a special gift.

Thanks for visiting today!

John 3:17 (NKJV)

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Oh the love that God has for us!!!  Can you even begin to imagine?  He wants all to come to Him so that all might be saved from eternal death...
*Just believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and rose again...
*Confess your sin to Him
* Ask Him to be your Savior and your Lord
*And follow Him (read His word and live by it).
We all blow it from time to time but He is there for you, just ask for forgiveness!! He is always willing to forgive those who ask with sincere heart.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Cottage

Good morning!

This little cottage is so sweet I had to make
it the highlight of this card!
Used some various colors of micro beads for the floral
around the house.

This would be perfect for a first house card or house warming, right?

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Lavender card stock, white card stock, Micro beads, foam tape, Fun Foam, Copic Markers: V01, V12, V15, BV00, BV01, YG61, G82,RV52, RV63

Card size: 6 ¼  X 6 ¼”  Start with a 6 X 6’ panel featuring the little cottage.  Cut the center out with the Cut Mat Create Die and cut another square the size of the cottage center out of Fun Foam to smoothly pop up the entire center panel.  Glue the Fun Foam to the square center panel and let dry.  Cut a lavender mat for the center square panel.  Cut 2 Sweetheart borders from white and two of the sweetheart border solid bases from white as well.  Cut a lavender mat for the outside of the decorative 6” square (the rest of the 6” panel left after cutting out the center).  Glue the 6 1/8 X 6 1/8” lavender to the card base then glue the outside decorative panel onto the lavender.  Glue the 2 solid Sweetheart borders down onto the decorative paper then glue the 4” square lavender down to the center of the card.  Glue center popped up 4” square center to the lavender mat then add the Sweetheart Borders (you will have to cut away the center portion so that the square nestles in between the 2 Sweetheart Borders. Glue the borders down with the swirly leafy parts on top.
Cut another cottage out of another piece of decorative paper and pop it up over the base cottage.  Add glitter to flower portions of the center square panel and add Micro beads for florals.
Stamp die cut and color Coneflower corner and the single coneflower from Garden’s Edge Coneflowers.  Stamp, die cut and color a blossom from Rain boots & Blossoms.  Stamp the Sunflowers, die cut and sponge color the front and back using Deep Purple and Majestic Violet.  Form the Sunflowers from the back after misting with water.  Pierce the centers and insert stamen (color stamen stems with green ink) from the top and glue in place.  You have to sort of smash the petals down and almost fold the flower in half to get the coneflower look.  Add 3D type glue around stamen to build up centers and add Prills.  Let dry over night or until glue is hard.  Glitter all flower blossoms.  Use glue and foam tape to attach Coneflower corner to left side of popped up center, adding single flower in on the right side.   Cut out sentiment from decorative paper and give it a chevron tail then mat with lavender.   Add it to the card with a bit of a curl.

Thanks for visiting today!

Zephaniah 3:17  (NKJV)

17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Shadow Box Panorama

Good morning!

I love mixing the new Coneflowers with some of the other 
flower collections from Heartfelt, they all go together so well!

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Ribbon, Foam tape, Copic Markers: E53, E33, E35, C01, C03, C05, B00, B01, R30, R21, YG03, YG23, Y38, Y04, R81, R83,R22, V01, V12, V15

Card size:  6 ¼ X 6 ¼”  One 6 X 6” panel from the Backyard Blossoms paper collection, cut the center out and use it on the inside back as a backdrop for the scene.  Use the outside section for the outer frame of the box. Sponge all the edges using Deep Purple very lightly.  The sides of the box and the inside bottom “tabs” are covered in more of the decorative paper.  Use the plain die from the Fleur Border Basics to make rolling landscapes on the “tabs”. Once the box is put together, cover the back of the box to cover the joining tabs. 
Stamp, die cut and color trees for the background, critters, blossoms from both the Woodsy collection and the Backyard Blossoms collection, coneflowers (including the corner border), Dogwood, Wildwood Blossoms and leaves.  After coloring with Copic Markers, form all flowers including coneflowers from the back and add Prills to the coneflower centers using a mix of Go Man Go and Express-O Yourself, add I Cannot Tell A Lilac Prills to Dogwood blossoms and Go Man Go to tiny Wildwood Florals.  Stamp the sentiment with Deep Purple onto some matching sky decorative paper and mat with some orange paper from the Butterfly dreams paper.  Use foam tape to pop up from the background panel.
Start from the back and work forward adding trees, flowers, animals smaller to larger so have proper dimension in size.   Use the larger coneflowers on the frame and fill in with wildwood Blossoms.  At the top, use the dangling Dogwood branch cut into pieces and add some regular leaves from the Window Box Fillers.  Now add the smallest blossoms from the Flowering Dogwood and the Wildwood Florals on top of and in addition to the blossoms on the Dogwood branch.  End with curling some ribbon and bow in and around the top Dogwood area.
Thanks for visiting today!!  Have a blessed day!

Ephesians 4:32  (NKJV)

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Foldout

Good morning!

Summer brings with it the excitement of a new gardening season, lounging in the open expanse of the backyard and enjoying the beauty of favorite perennial blossoms dancing gently in the warm summer breeze! Among those returning favorites are the attractive, butterfly loving coneflower! Bright and colorful, these pretty flowers come dressed in a wide variety of hues and quietly display their domed centers and soft delicate petals against the backdrops of ornamental grasses and other decorative backyard plantings! Come along with us as we welcome back the summer season with a walk through the Backyard Blossoms Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Brilliantly hued, and filled with a good dose of summer sunshine, the fabulous paper collection showcases happy shades of bright yellows, pretty pinks, luscious lavenders and glorious greens and showcases lovely lace like patterns, elegant swirls and bountiful coneflower blossoms! Included in this jubilant and cheerful assembling are three exquisitely illustrated cling stamps sets with coordinating dies ideal for all of your summer themed paper craft creations! From large coneflower images, ornamental grasses, to smaller backyard blossom accents, these dynamic illustrations are ideal for creating your very own dimensional flower gardens as focal points on card fronts or as accents on scrapbook layouts! So grab your lounge chair, slather on the sunscreen and join us as we kick back and relax in the backyard enjoying our favorite backyard blossoms!

Heartfelt Creations products used:     
Other Products: 
Peach card stock, Lavender card stock, ribbon, Copic Markers:B00,B000, B01, R30,R21,R22,V01,V12,V15,E33,YR65,Y11,Y15,Y38,E53,E33,E35,RV000,G43,G82,YG63,YG03,YG23,C01,C02,C03,C05,R81,R83,E000,E00,E93,E01

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

Card size:  6 X 6 ½”  Cover each panel of foldout card (see video for cutting paper) with the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection. Die cut borders out of peach card stock and cut narrow borders using the plain edge of the Fleur Borders out of lavender card stock. Cut back border from peach using two of the Delicate Boders and the lavender narrow border using the plain die from the Classic Border set.  Die cut a lavender and a peach using the Festive Holiday Die and one each using the Decorative Medallion Die.  Glue the lavender Decorative Medallion to the back of the card on the right side leaving at least half sticking out from the edge then glue the peach one on (the lavender will appear on top from the front).   On the other side, glue the peach Festive Holiday die to the back of the third panel (third from the front) at an angle and then glue the lavender Festive Holiday die on top of the peach. Cut one pocket from lavender.  Cut a rectangle tag and an oval tag from decorative paper.
Stamp, die cut and color the fairies, blossoms, birds, critters, and coneflowers with Copic Markers.  Glitter all flowers, fairy wings, and butterflies.  On the back panel glue sitting fairy to log on paper, glue one of the birds to top right corner and glue some of the blossoms to the bottom area.  On the inside of third panel glue the lavender pocket to bottom right and insert tags.  Glue some of the blossoms on the left side of the bottom next to the pocket.  On the back side of the same panel, glue the tall coneflower over the Festive Holiday die and then glue a short one next to it (one coral and one purple).    Inside second panel, glue standing fairy to left bottom and the little bird and branch to top left.  Glue small coneflowers to bottom right.  Inside first panel die cut the paper with wheat stocks using the wheat stock die from Backyard Blossoms and then glue them on top of decorative paper.  Glue tiny butterflies and bunny on the bottom.   On the outside of the last panel glue two coneflowers (one purple and one coral) to the left side.  Stamp It’s Your Birthday on decorative paper and die cut with oval die then mat with another oval cut from peach card stock and glue these together then onto the front right bottom.   Glue a bird at the top left on top on one of the coneflowers.
Now make a 3D coneflower using the sunflower stamp and die set.  Sponge deep Purple color onto petals front and back.  Shape by misting flower from the back, place face side down on shaping mat and starting from the outside, use tool to draw petals inward.  Pierce hole in the center and insert a wired stamen (color wire with green ink) from the top (stamen will stick up).  Fold flower in half and even tuck sides in to make it look more like a coneflower then start adding 3D type glue to the stamen and rounded top of the flower to cover with Prills (Mix Go Man Go with Express-O Yourself). Add more glue and more Prills until you have a rounded cone center.  Let dry completely, then glue flower to front panel.   Tie a triple bow with lavender ribbon  (or dyed seam binding) and glue to the front at the bottom of the stems.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you got some ideas for a card!
Starting with Genesis and on through until the end of the Bible, it all speaks of God's awesome power AND His unfailing love for us, His mercy and His grace.
I'd like to share one of my favorite songs with you, well part of it anyway!
Verse 1
"God of creation there at the start
before the beginning of time
with no point of reference You spoke to the dark
and fleshed out the wonder of light
Chorus 1
And as You speak a hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breathe the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You've made
Every burning star a signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I
Verse 2
God of Your promise
You don't speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken all nature and science
follow the sound of Your voice
Chorus 2
And as You speak a hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky a canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I"
By Hillsong United

It goes on but I will close right here.  I just love the way it speaks of God's almighty creative power and awesomeness! How He speaks and it is done, it is created, it is accomplished. How great Thou art!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Heartfelt Creations - Lilac Watering Can

Good morning!

I am in love with the Lush Lilacs and found 
a great template for a watering can (link found below) that I 
wanted to use to do some lilac stems like the
ones on my lilac bushes right now.


Other Products:
Heavy white card stock, lavender rhinestones, Iridescent grass, Copic: Y11, Y15, Heavy Duty Tacky Glue

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

Size is approx. 4 X 7 ½”  I used a tutorial and template from SplitCoastStampers for the watering can and enlarged the template 129%.  It still all fits on one 12 X 12” piece of paper.
Cut watering Can from heavy white card stock and from decorative paper.  Glue each piece of paper to corresponding card stock.  This makes the watering Can sturdier for filling.  Ink all the edges with Deep Purple and Cactus Flower.  Put can together and sponge adhesive on then glitter with Crystal Clear.  To make flower stocks take 3 wired stamen (I did 3 different colors of purple) and twist stems together.  Cut 2 of the largest circles and quarter them.  Cut the tips off and make little cones.  The stocks in the can (5 of them) use one cone each.  Insert the stamen and glue the tops to stay.  The lilac stock at the base of the can is 2 cones bottom to bottom meeting in the middle and glued together (looks like an elongated diamond).  Let all these dry thoroughly.  For the next step it would be handy to have a piece of foam to stick the stems in to dry.
Stamp Leaves (with Leaf Green), Lush Lilac (with Deep Purple) and butterflies (with Cactus Flower) on white card stock, die cut and sponge with color (I sponge the flowers BEFORE die cutting, including the back sides with a combo of Cactus Flower and Deep Purple). Die cut another Butterfly Kisses butterfly (cut off the tendrils)  to glue to the back of stamped Butterfly Kisses after adding acetate (two strips together for strength).  I used Tacky glue to glue the acetate between layers. The wings are glittered with Ultrafine transparent.  Set aside to dry and start on the Lilac stocks.  Completely cover cones with Lilac blossoms, using both Deep Purple and Cactus Flower blossoms.  Stick stems into foam to dry upright.  For the Lilac stock at the base of the can, wrap stem, adding in leaves off of Classic Leaf stem, as you go with green washi tape or floral tape.  If you use washi tape, glue ends because washi tape is more of a temporary tape.  Glue this one to the base of the can.  The other stocks are glued in the can along with the grass, butterfly on acetate and leaves.  Glue the second, smaller butterfly to the can on the outside.

Thanks for visiting today!

Hebrews 11:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.