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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Hidden Door Gatefold

Good morning!
I have a fun gatefold today and inside a surprise hidden door
with a message for the recipient.








HC PRODUCTS USED      
HCD1-7253        Candy Cane Cottage Die
HCD1-7254        Merry Moments Die
HCD1-7255        Seasons of Glee Die
HCPC-3884        Candy Cane Cottage Stamp Set
HCPC-3885        Merry Moments Stamp Set
HCPC-3886        Seasons of Glee Stamp Set
HCDP1-2105     Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1-7252       Starry Night Decorative Die
HCD1-7256        Heart of Joy Decorative Die
HCD1-7244       Elements of Home Die
HCPC-3880        Elements of Home Stamp Set
HCD1-7201       Tickets and Tags Die
HCD1-7120       Fleur Border Basics Die
352854              Metal Tip for Adhesive
159951              Dries White Adhesive
159723              Dries Clear Adhesive
PGM15015       Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
85-glitter          Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
TSMP900          Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
RACP669           Viridian Archival Ink
RACP399            Carnation Red Archival Ink Pad

Other Products:
White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20, ribbon, Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Instructions:
Card size: 6 X 6 1/2".  Score 12 X 6  white cardstock at 3” and 9”  Cut another piece of white cardstock 5 7/8” X 6”.  Cut 2 pieces of blue snowflake sky paper 2 7/8” X 6” and one 5 7/8” X 6” blue snowflake sky paper for the inside of card.  Cover the 6 X 5 7/8 white cardstock with the blue paper then die cut a tag in the center but not all the way cut, stop about 1/2” from the bottom of tag (place top cutting plate at the point where you want it to stop cutting).  Punch 1/16” holes at the top of tag “door” and above the opening about 5/8”.  Insert 2 brads, one in each hole.  Place small rubber band under top brad and add a bit of glue to keep it in place, this will act as a closure when pulled over the bottom brad.  In the center of the card base glue a decorative penguin pond scene that will show when the “door” is open.  Cut 2 Starry Night Decorative die borders, glue 1 to the card base center and cut the other 1 in half then glue 1 half to each side (glue these borders on before gluing paper on so that bottom edges of border are sandwiched in-between).

Glue the door panel to the card base center leaving the door free to open and close.  Glue the 2 7/8 X 6” blue sky panels to the 2 inside 3 X 6” card panels.  Cut 2 pieces of red and white candy stripe paper 2 7/8 X 6” to cover front two 3 X 6” card base panels.

Cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (outside die) from white cardstock and cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (inside part of die) out of white, glue sets together.  Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 3 X 2” and tear the top.  Glue to the bottom of red stripe paper.  Glue one Heart of Joy die cut to each 3” candy stripe panel with curve facing in toward center.  Cut 2 Fleur Border Basic “hills” out of white cardstock make a small slit in each hill to insert large candy cane then glue 1 to each side of the inside of card.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 12 X 1 1/2" then tear the top edge and glue it to the bottom of card (when gluing hills and ground snow, cut where the score lines are so that they don’t interfere with the fold).

Stamp cottage X 2, skier, sled penguins, carolers, fence X 2 and strands of Christmas lights using black.  Stamp trees X 3 using Veridian and stamp candy canes large and small, skis and sled runners using Red. Die cut and color all pieces.  Die cut extra cottage snowy roof then use Dries White Adhesive on it and glitter with Ultrafine Transparent.  Add Liquid Applique to furry parts of all hats and heat to puff up.  Add Dries White to snow on trees and snowballs then glitter.  Add Nuvo Crystal Glaze to lights.

To decorate: Outside-Glue white ribbon under cottage before gluing cottage to left side only of the front “gates”.  Pop up fence and small candy canes over the cottage on left side.  One right side pop up small section of fence and candy canes to card. Randomly glitter outside with Dries Clear and Ultrafine Transparent glitter.

Inside: Insert large candy canes, 1 on each side of inside through slits in hills (the candy canes are “poles” for the Christmas lights).  Glue strands of lights to top of card between candy canes.  Glue skier going downhill on the left side and sled on the left and center bottom along with 1 tree.  Glue another tree on the right side of center next to door and glue 1 of the carolers in front of the tree.  Glue the other 3 carolers and the last tree on the right side bottom of card.  Close door and secure with rubber band.  Randomly glitter sky with Dries Clear and Ultrafine Transparent glitter.  Add more snow to ground using Dries White and Ultrafine Glitter also add a little bit to slits and the bottom of candy canes.
Wrap ribbon around the card and tie it closed at the side.

Thanks for visiting today!!
Robin


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body [a]and in your spirit, which are God’s.





Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Debut Candy Cane Cottage

Good morning!
Join in on the lighthearted merriment of the holiday season with the new Candy Cane Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Experience a feeling of happiness and excitement as you immerse yourself in a world of fun filled antics featuring adorable North & South Pole critters celebrating Christmas outdoor style! Begin your snow filled adventures ice skating with fun-loving penguins on a glistening frozen pond, then grab a pair of candy canes and hit the ski slopes for a fast downhill race! Head over to the sweet treat Candy Cane Cottage to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and thawing hugs from loveable polar bears! Bring this whimsical winter yuletide collection to life, and spread the holiday excitement to friends and loved ones with a charming assortment of coordinating cling stamp sets, decorative dies, and a beautiful frosty designer paper collection filled with jolly hues of berry reds, Christmas tree greens, frigid wintry blues and gleaming snowy whites! Premade card panels with gleeful scenes of penguins at play, elegant poinsettia clusters, and candy constructed cottages lend themselves to quick creating during the busy holiday season, while festive background and scrapbook pages display candy cane stripes, scrolling patterns and gently falling snow, perfect for accenting all of your Christmas or winter themed projects! Three charming cling stamp sets showcasing penguins at play, along with a substantially sized Candy Cane Cottage, brightly shining string lights, delicious candy cane accents, and snow filled evergreen trees set the stage for creating frolicsome, animated scenes for handmade greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, and altered art projects! When paired with the coordinating dies, these happy and high-spirited critter die cuts become adorable dimensional embellishment pieces ready to deliver wintry birthday wishes or yuletide sentiments! So, throw on your down filled parka and warm winter boots, and tag along with us as we head out on a wintery holiday adventure with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection!










HC PRODUCTS USED      
HCD1-7253        Candy Cane Cottage Die
HCD1-7254        Merry Moments Die
HCD1-7255        Seasons of Glee Die
HCPC-3884        Candy Cane Cottage Stamp Set
HCPC-3885        Merry Moments Stamp Set
HCPC-3886        Seasons of Glee Stamp Set
HCDP1-2105     Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection
HCDP1-2104     Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection (lantern cut out)
HCD1-7252       Starry Night Decorative Die
HCD1-7201       Tickets and Tags Die
HCD1-7155       Circle Basics Large Die
HCD1-7120       Fleur Border Basics Die
HCPC-3836        MerryLittle Christmas Stamp Set
HCCF1-443-2     41/4 X 5 1/2" Foldout Cards-White
352854              Metal Tip for Adhesive
159951              Dries White Adhesive
159723              Dries Clear Adhesive
PGM15015       Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
85-glitter          Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
TSMP900          Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
TSMP604          Summer Sky Memento Ink
RACP399           Carnation Red Archival Ink Pad
RACP632           Buttercup Archival Ink

Other Products:
White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20

For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/wxX94X84kUo.
Instructions:
Card size: 5 1/2 X 6 1/2".   Cut Decorative paper panels for each foldout side (except for the back of the card).  Cut from white cardstock, Starry Night Decorative Die and 3 Eyelet Fleur Basics Borders.  Tear white cardstock for snow ground on each of the panels.  Glue each decorative paper panel to it’s corresponding foldout panel and then glue each white torn edge snow ground pieces on. (the 3rd panel actually has NO decorative paper just a snowy hill front and back).    Glue the borders onto each panel matching curves (see video).  Glue the decorative Starry Night die to the back of the back panel.  (If you want a cleaner looking back you can glue the Starry Night die BETWEEN the card base and decorative paper).

Stamp using black, die cut and color the cottage (plus extra door, window snowy roof, and small round window), skating penguin (plus extra skaters), bear and penguin, trees (x5), sledding penguin, heel clicking penguin, carolers and skiing penguin (I stamped this in reverse as well so that each side of panel 3 had a skier…you can accomplish this by stamping the skier onto plain smooth rubber and then use that image to stamp onto white cardstock.  I did it in my Misti tool but you can do it without).  Also stamp Winter Wishes sentiment with Red, die cut with Tickets and Tags, stamp 2 large candy canes with Red and die cut.   Color all pieces with Copics or your favorite coloring method.  Stamp the sled runners and the skis again using Red Carnation then cut them out and glue them to your colored sled and skier.  Use foam tape or pop ups to pop up snowy roof, glue the extra window frame and door frame onto cottage.  Use White Liquid Applique on all furry hat parts then heat to puff.   Glue 2 trees to the back panel then pop up the cottage on top of them.  Pop up the heel clicking penguin along side the cottage.  Use Dries White Adhesive and  Crystal Clear on the snowy parts of cottage, trees, and ground.  Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock and circle cut it then sponge with Buttercup.  Glue this “sun” onto the top right of back panel.  Randomly glitter the sky parts with Dries Clear Adhesive and Ultrafine Transparent glitter.

Glue front and back of skier at the top of the hill, facing downward, onto panel 3.  Glue a tree to the left bottom of 3rd panel along with the sledding team at the bottom right.  Glitter snow with Dries White and Crystal Clear. (On the back of 3rd panel is the skier only along with glittered snow).

Glue the pond/skaters to the bottom right of panel 2 then pop up the extra skaters at their tops, gluing the feet that are on the ice.  Pop up a tree on the bottom left side.  Use Dries White and Crystal clear on the snow then Dries Clear and Ultrafine Transparent on the sky.  The back of panel 2 has snow only.

Panel 1 inside: Glue large candy cane to right side.  Pop up bear and penguin at right bottom. Glue sentiment to bottom left plus a few of the round snow balls.  Use Dries White and Crystal Clear for snow and Dries Clear and Ultrafine for the sky.  Panel 1 front: Glue a candy cane to match the inside, onto front left side.  Glue a tree next to it.  Pop up the carolers.  Cut a lantern out of the Candlelit paper to hang off the candy cane and glue it on.  As before, use Dries White and Crystal Clear for all the snow and use Dries Clear and Ultrafine for the sky parts.
Thank you for stopping by!  I really appreciate comments!
Robin

31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the [c]holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer [d]Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25: 31-46


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

HC 10 X 10 Candlelit Scrapbook Page

Good morning!
This is my beautiful niece Bailey.  After opening one of her gifts she took the big red ribbon it was tied with and put it on her Santo hat.  I thought it was so cute I had to get a shot.  The photo
is not the best quality but I had to use it, this time will never come again like the running of a stream, it is never the same drops of water that flow by.
It may not look like it in this photo but she is the ultimate cowgirl 
and she ropes calves in rodeos too!
She was in high school rodeo doing most all the events including cow "cutting" but after 10 years she likes roping the best.
She is the sweetest cowgirl you would ever want to know!



HC PRODUCTS USED       

Other Products:
White cardstock, Ivory cardstock, Dylusion sprays in Red and yellow, Copic: E50, E51, E53, E21, R21, R24, R29, G24, G85, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y11, Y15, Y38, B00, B01, C1, C3

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Size: 10 X 10”  Start with a 12 X 12” decorative sheet with poinsettia corners.  Cut each corner off starting at 6” mark at top and going to 6” mark at side for each.  Cut the center portion of paper down by an 1” on top and bottom also 1” on each side.   Cut a white 12 X 12 to 10 X 10 and glue the center red piece and 4 corners back together to reform page.  Use the cut lines to place 3 decorative borders from the Starry Night Decorative Die cut from Ivory cardstock.  Cut 1 Adorn It from ivory using any of the decorative slits for the picture to slide into.  Find the place where you will glue the Adorn It die cut and make a mark on each side of the slit.  Take the die cut away and use a kraft knife to cut a slit into JUST the red paper (not through the cardstock behind it).  Now glue the Adorn It die cut onto page so that slits match and you can now insert a photo. 

Mat a photo with green decorative paper and glue photo to it then insert into pocket (the sample page has the photo glued to the page but you wouldn’t have to do that so that you could slide the photo in and out if desired).  Cut 2 hearts from red and 2 eyelet hearts from ivory, glue together and pop up on 2 horizontal corners. Cut 4 ivory corners from Album tags and Accents and glue them to the 4 corners of 10 X 10” page.

Stamp, die cut and color large candle, poinsettia blossoms and holly with berries.  Shape the flowers with the shaping mold (see video) and slightly shape holly with berries.  Glue 3 layers of poinsettias together and add Prills to the center of poinsettias.  Arrange Candle, poinsettias and holly in the left lower corner of photo pocket.

Add glitter to the page randomly and to the flowers.



My next card is a fun underwater tropic scene using a diorama box with 4 layers plus the back for a real 3D look.


HC PRODUCTS USED


Other Products:
White cardstock, Nuvo Crystal Drops- Morning Dew, pearls, Nuvo Crystal Glaze, foam tape, Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer (or Wink of Stella), Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, E50, E51, E53, E21, YR21, YR24, R21, R22, V01, V12, V15, YG03, YG17, RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, BG11, BG32.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 6 1/4 X 6 1/4".  Use the shadow box that comes with the 6 X 6 foldout cards and construct the box without gluing it yet.  Use some foam between the layer tabs at the bottom of the box to keep them apart for display.  Cover the back with decorative Under The Sea Paper (6 1/8 X 6 1/8”) Make sure to put it on going the right direction when box is closed.   Cut decorative paper for the front, sides and back of box.  To cut the opening, place the front paper inside front and trace the opening onto it then hand cut.  Glue front and side on, set aside the paper for the back.

Stamp using black, coral X 3, shells, fish, and plant life(Rain Boots and Blossoms & Backyard Blossoms) on white, die cut and color.  Stamp flowers using Buttercup, Tiger Lily, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Rose Madder. Sponge with the same colors and create center colors mixing and matching ink colors above.  Die cut and start the shaping in the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  While still damp, pinch creases in petals created by the mold just to deepen them.  Glue 2 different sizes together except small flowers which are singles then add Prills to centers and stigma.  Stamp, sponge die cut leaves using Fern Green and Leaf Green.

Glue coral to the front bottom and sides and cut off excess from 1 side (save it).  Glue sand color card stock, shells, more coral to the bottom, divided layer tabs.  Glue plant life mainly on the sides of opening and a little on the back layer.

Stamp sentiment onto decorative water paper then circle cut.  Cut a white mat a little larger then glue them together and glue to the back water scene.  Pop up fish around the sentiment.  Apply Nuvo drops as bubbles on the background coming from the coral and the fish.

Re-construct box now gluing the back tabs onto the back of the back scene.  Cover with set aside 6 1/8 X 6 1/8 decorative paper (or plain white cardstock).  Once glue is set, decorate the top of box with the leaves and flowers. Glitter all the flowers, add pearls around in coral and in shell.  Use Nuvo Shimmer brush on the fish.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

Psalm 119:160 New King James Version (NKJV)



160 The entirety of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
A lot of people think that what the social standards are is right and good but that social standard changes constantly...Is that really where we want to put our trust as far as what is right and wrong?
My trust is in God who never changes and His law which He really makes simple, all the commandments can be boiled down to this "Love the lord your God with all your heart, soul, body and mind and love your neighbor as yourself".  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

HC Black and Red Candlelit Christmas

Good morning!
I thought this was a bit different.  I really like red and green with black so I had it in my mind to do this card.





HC PRODUCTS USED      


Other Products:
Black cardstock, white cardstock, Copic: E50,E51,E21,E53,E33,B21,B32,G14,G85,YG67,YG61,Y11,Y15,Y38,R21,R24,R29

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 6 X 6. Cut black card stock, one 6 X 6 and one 6 X 6 1/2" then score the 6 1/2" piece at 1/2".  Glue black pieces together with the 1/2"tab to form the card base.  Cut a piece of decorative paper 5 7/8 X 5 7/8” then glue it to the card base.  Cut 4 Starry Night borders from Black then glue them to the outside edges of the card.  Cut a full Starry Night “doily” out of black.  Cut a piece of dark blue decorative paper the size of the inner circle of the Starry Night doily and glue it to the back of doily.  Cut a larger circle out of green decorative paper (use the doily to get the cutting lines) then glue it to the back of the doily, now glue the paper pieced doily to the center of the card. 

Stamp poinsettias, holly, candle holly border, sticks, and pine boughs using black.  Color and die cut, poinsettias are sponged with Red Carnation ink, die cut and formed in the Shaping Mold.  Glue 3-4 layers of poinsettia together and then add Prills to the centers.  Cut a sentiment tag from the decorative paper.

Decorate card by starting with the poinsettia borders up each side along the green circle.  Add Candle, pine boughs and sticks to arrangement.  Glue 3 poinsettias and holly to the bottom left corner. Glue the sentiment partially under poinsettias.   Add glitter to poinsettias and card. 

My second card is made with the Classic Petunia



HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
White cardstock, pearls, VersaMark, Pink embossing powder, foam sheet (Fun Foam).

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 6 X 6 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 12 X 6 ¼, fold in half to make a 6 X 6 1/4" card base.  Cut the sides with the Petite Pocket Accents outer die.  Cut decorative paper to match the card base.  Cut 2 white narrow Petite Pocket Accents and 2 wide Petite Pocket Accents.  Cut 1 white Lacy Diamond inside and out , 1 Eyelet Diamond, cut the inside Lacy diamond from a foam sheet to pop up the Eyelet and inside Lacy Diamond set.  Cut the Eyelet Diamond from a foam sheet as well to pop up the lacy diamond.   Glue the narrow Petite to the wide Petite in the back then glue the set to the cut side and do the same for the other side (narrow die will hang off edges).  Glue the foam Eyelet Diamond to the back of the Lacy Diamond and glue it to the center of card base.  Glue the other foam diamond to the back of the white cardstock Eyelet Diamond and then glue that set on top of the Lacy Diamond.  Add pearls to the intersections on the Diamond at the top.

Stamp Sentiment using Vibrant Fuchsia then die cut using the Eyelet Oval and Basics then cut a mat .  Rub the Vibrant Fuchsia ink pad along the edge of the sentiment oval to outline.  Pop it up onto the diamond above the middle point.

Stamp the butterfly onto Vellum with VersaMark then heat emboss using Fuchsia embossing powder.  Die cut and add a bit of color to the back.  Stamp petunias using Vibrant Fuchsia then sponge with Pink Peony and Vibrant Fuchsia.  Stamp the leaves using Leaf Green and sponge with Vivid Chartreuse.  Form blossoms and Leaves in molds (smaller greenery is formed slightly with a shaping tool and foam mat).  Glue 2 blossoms plus a green base for each flower.  Pierce the centers and insert threaded yellow stamen.

Glue leaves to the right side of card and add flowers.  Glue the butterfly (body only) to the left side of card.  Add glitter to all the flowers.
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

Matthew 5:14-16 New King James Version (NKJV)



14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Are you living a life that gives glory to God, your maker?  He expects us to be His ambassadors here on earth and to do the works He has done and walk the walk He walked.
We are all sinners saved by His grace, strive to honor Him in everything you do.  Be kind, be honorable, be giving, pray for the sick, give to the poor and help in any way you can, speak with grace and let your words bring life to other.  Encourage, show compassion, walk in truth.
Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me".
Don't be afraid to share what good things God has done for you!!