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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!


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Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Beautiful work of art Robin! You really have a way with the foldout cards!

DJ Rants said...

Oh Robin, this is such a gorgeous fold out card! So much color and creativity, simply beautiful!

SussiPoppins said... pretty in pink and orange. You do fold outs well. Inky hugs

Karan Gerber said...

Beautiful card, that orange really pops