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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

HC Happy Anniversary to Us!!

Good morning!
Last night December 31st really was our Anniversary!
So 37 years ago we started January 1st as our first day of a new life.  It seems like yesterday because we have been so happy and best friends as well as husband and wife for all these years!
My best wish for everyone getting married this year is to be as happy as we have been.
That doesn't mean we haven't had rough times, oh believe me we have had our share of hard knocks but we always stuck together through every trial!
In marriage both parties must give 100% none of this 50-50 stuff! And there is no room for selfishness!
And that's the end of my marriage advice! LOL!

HCD1-7275       Calla Lily Die
HCD1-7276       Feathery Swan Die
HCPC-3897       Calla Lily Stamp Set
HCPC-3898       Feathery Swan Stamp Set
HCDP1-2110    Calla Lily Paper Collection
HCFB1-484        3D Calla Lily Shaping Mold
HCS1-485         Pastel Pollen Stamens-Medium
HCD1-7262       SwirlyBorder Accent Die
HCD1-7263      Swirly Accent Spray Die
HCD1-7156      Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7157       EyeletOval & Basics Large Die
HCPC-3847      Celebrate Love Sentiments Stamp Set
HCPP1-475      Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack-50-white
HCST1-401       Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
RACP962          Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP531          Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink
RACP430           DeepPurple Archival Ink
352854             Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723             Dries Clear Adhesive
PGM15015      Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
85-glitter         Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products:
White cardstock, London Fog Memento Ink, foam sheet, foam tape, Copics: NO, N1, N2, RV00, Y11, Y15, pearls

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 7 3/4”.   Fold 1 piece of 11 X 6” white cardstock to 5 1/2 X 6”.  Place the Swirly Border Accent “outside/top” die onto folded cardstock so that the top of die is over-hanging fold by 1/2", Cut.  Remove die and place it on a piece of 5 5/8 X 5 7/8” Decorative Paper, Cut.  Cut a piece of lavender cardstock 4 X 5 3/4”, glue to the card about 1/8” from bottom and sides. Glue the decorative paper to the card front about 1/4” above the bottom edge and sides.

Die cut the Swirly Border Accent (the decorative part), the 2 corners and the 2 Swirly Accent Sprays out of white.  Glue the Swirly Border accent to the top, corners to the bottom and the Swirly Accent Sprays one on each side.

Stamp “Happy Anniversary” using Deep Purple, die cut with oval and sponge edges with purple.  Cut a foam piece with the same oval die and glue it to the back of sentiment.  Cut a white oval slightly larger than the sentiment as a mat.  Glue to the back of sentiment stack then glue the stack to the  card just below border accent die.  Stamp swans using London Fog and color with Copics.  Turn the swans over and shape slightly with a large ball stylist from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Fill middles, necks and heads with foam tape but put adhesive along the bottom edge.  Adhere the swans below the sentiment holding down the bottom until glue is set.

Stamp Lilies using purple and some with Vivid Chartreuse sponge with like colors.  Stamp small leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Chartreuse and Fern Green. Die cut flowers and leaves then shape in the mold (see video).  Use tools from the kit to further shape lilies to suit what you like (this sample has 3 different shapes).  Sponge wires on stamen with Fern Green then glue 1 stamen into each flower “bowl”, let dry.  Twist the wires together on 3 flowers then glue toward the end, 1 leaf.  Glue the flowers and leaf down on the left, inserting another leaf part way up the flowers.  Twist wires together on 2 flowers and glue leaf at the bottom of wires.  Glue this set to the right side of card.

Add glitter to the flowers using Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.   Randomly add Ultrafine glitter to card face.  For a final finishing touch, use glue to attach small pearls to decorative dies (even if they are self-adhering).

My second card is made using the Woodsy Collection


Other Products:
Copper cardstock, white cardstock, black cardstock, foam sheet, foam tape, Copics: E21, E53, E33, E35, E57, YG61, YG82, YG03, E42, E43, E44, V12, V15, BV02, C2, C3, C5, C7, E93, R21, R22, Y11, Y15, Y35, Y38B00, B02, Y32, YR04, Carnation stamp and die

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 X 6 3/4".  Cut Clear Cardstock (acetate) 6 3/4 X 10 then score and fold in half.  Cut 2 black Adorn It dies, glue them together in the center, place on folded card base and on the back, trace a line to cut a curve at the top  leaving about 2” of fold at the top.  Cut the card base then glue black dies to the card making sure to go above the fold about 1/4" to hide fold.  Cut 1 copper Lacy Diamond, 1 black Eyelet Diamond and 1 decorative scene with the Diamond Basics.  Cut 1 diamond from foam sheet.

Starting with foam, glue Diamonds together ending with the Diamond Basic Scene.  Glue the foam to the card base in the center of black die cuts.

Stamp critters and landscape pieces and fences using black ink, die cut then color.  Glue fences all the way across the card base about 1/2"- 3/4" from the bottom. Use dimensionals and/or glue to pop up or glue the landscape pieces and critters (save birds for later).

Stamp carnations with Tea Rose, sponge then die cut.  Stamp Leaves with Leaf Green, sponge with Chartreuse then die cut.  Stam Posies with Buttercup, sponge then die cut.  Shape flowers and leaves in their Shaping Molds (see video).  For the carnations, while still damp, pinch/pleat petals more, set all the flowers and leaves aside to dry.  When completely dry, glue carnation blossoms together in sets of 3, pierce centers then insert black stamen.  Glue Prills to the centers of Posies.  Glitter all flowers.

Glue leaves and flowers around top of card leaving a black die cut border at the top of about 1/4-1/2”   Pop birds up in the flowers.

My third card is using the Frame A Card Leafy Border Die set


Other Products:
Gold cardstock, white cardstock, ribbon, embossing folder from Cuttlebug, foam sheet.  Copics: YG03, YG17, V12, V15.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 5 X 6 1/2". 10 X 6 1/2" folded in half.  Cover card base with decorative paper.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4 X 6 1/4" then use an embossing folder to dry emboss it.  Cut a gold mat 1/16” larger, glue them together then glue the set to the card base.  Die cut  white piece with the Hand-Stitched Accents Die (4 1/8 X 5 3/8”), cut a 1/16” gold mat for it then glue it together.  Cut a piece of decorative paper 4 1/2 X 6 then glue the stitched set on top of it.

Cut 6 Leafy Frame pieces out of gold, Cut 1 Eyelet Diamond out of gold.  Stamp sentiment onto white using Deep Purple Archival then cut it out with an Eyelet Diamond 1 size smaller than the gold Eyelet Diamond.  Place pieces of gold frame at a diagonal onto white stitched panel, cut off the excess then glue each piece down (at the diagonal).  Now wrap sheer ribbon around gold leafy stack of cardstock/paper, tack it underneath and then glue to card base.  Pop up gold Eyelet Diamond to the center then pop up sentiment on top of it.

Stamp Lilac using Deep Purple and also Majestic Violet, sponge then die cut.  Stamp Peony using Rose Madder, sponge then die cut.  Shape flowers in Shaping Molds (see video).  Stamp Lilac sprays using black then color and die cut.  For the Lilac blossoms, fill centers with gold Prills.  The peony and stacked in groups of 3-4 blossoms, glued together then insert yellow stamen.

Arrange sprays top right and bottom left corners then add flowers to each spray.  Glue glitter to all the flowers (either sponge glue on or brush it on).  Tie a bow with 4 loops (Use a bow maker to make it easy). Then glue the bow to the left side of diamond set.

Thanks for visiting today!
John 14:1-3 NKJV
[ The Way, the Truth, and the Life ] “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

HC Merry Christmas To All

Good morning!
Merry Christmas to all!
I've made two Christmas cards for you all today especially because this
post is live today on Christmas day!
I hope you enjoy and make one for yourself to be displayed for next Christmas 
or to give to a very special person!
Basically this is a round easel made with the new Round Bi-Fold card base.

HCCB1-481              6 X 6 Round Bi-Fold Card-White
HCD1-7274              Rounded Lattice Window Die
HCD1-7271              Rounded Window Frame Die
HCD1-7154              Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7268              Create a Scape Wilderness Die
HCPC-3894               Create a Scape Wilderness Stamp Set
HCD1-7252              Starry Night Decorative Die
HCD1-7249              Christmas Poinsettias & Holly Die
HCPC-3881              Christmas Poinsettias &Holly Stamp Set
HCFB1-478              3D Christmas Poinsettias Shaping Mold
HCD1-7107               Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die
HCPC-3749              Snow Kissed Spruce Stamp Set
HCPC-3845              Just For You Sentiment Stamp Set
HCPC-3882              Candlelit Poinsettia Stamp Set
159723                      Dries Clear Adhesive
352854                      Metal Tip for Adhesive
RACP412                  Forget Me Not Archival Ink
EP100                        Opaque Embossing Powder
ANC803                    Minnie Pearls Prills
ANC852                    Bright Ideas Prills (For the light blue)
PGM15015               Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
85-glitter                    Crystal UltrafineTransparent Glitter

Other Products:
Foam sheet, foam tape, white cardstock, light blue chalk, pearls, VersaMark Ink or Embossing Ink

Card size: 7 X 7 1/2".  Score and fold in half the second circle section of Bi-Fold card then glue the first section down to just the top half of the folded second section to make an easel card.  Cut 2 Lattice Windows from white using both decorative halves of the set then use the half circle outside edge with the holes for both halves being careful (using your cutting plates) not to cut the center portion so that you will have 2 full circle windows. Cut just the center of the Rounded Window Frame Die and use the Eyelet Circle to cut the outside of it to cut it out.  Cut a smaller circle of white to back the lattice portion of the Eyelet circle then cut a piece of foam sheet with a circle just slightly smaller than the Eyelet Circle and glue it to the back of the Eyelet Circle stack.  Cut 1 Starry Night rounded decorative die of white, glue it to the back of 1 Lattice Window circle die cuts, cut off excess so that it does not show in the Lattice Window then glue it to the front of card.  Glue the second Lattice Window circle to the bottom (inside).

Glue the Eyelet/Lattice circle stack to the center of card front, add pearls.  Stamp Merry Christmas from Candlelit Poinsettia stamp set using Forget Me Not, trim it into a banner and fish tail cut the ends then curl and glue to the Eyelet /Lattice circle.

Stamp deer and trees using VersaMark (or clear embossing ink) on white and heat emboss using white powder.  Use light blue chalk to color your trees lightly then flitter trees with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.  Chalk the deer very lightly with blue as well but don’t add glitter except on the ground.  Foam Tape trees at different dimensions to both sides of the card front (be careful to not adhere them too low as to interfere with the proper easel opening).  Foam tape the deer in-between the trees at the bottom of the front circle (this will actually be what sets at the card stop to keep it open).   Add pearls to the lattice on the card front anywhere that is showing and randomly glitter card front on window circle, Eyelet/Lattice circle and Starry Night.  Add a sheer white bow to the top.

To finish the inside: Stamp “For My Friend” on white using Forget Me Not ink then die cut with the smallest oval you can.  Cut out a foam sheet for the oval as well and glue it to the back.  Cut out another slightly large oval from white and cut another foam oval for it then glue it to the back.  Glue the sentiment oval and larger oval together for a double popped layer then glue the stack near the center but check to see that the card will be open at the desired angle then adhere. 

Stamp Poinsettia using VersaMark and emboss with white as before, die cut then shape in the shaping mold (one layer at a time because the embossing will stick to another set).  Sponge some blue chalk randomly on the poinsettia leaving them mostly white.  Glue 2 blossoms together for each flower then add white Prills to the centers.  Add a bit of light blue Prills on top.  Stamp Holly with VersaMark and emboss then shape in the mold.  Glue poinsettias and holly to each side of the center ovals.  Add pearls to the inside where ever they will show.  Add glitter to flowers and randomly to card inside.  Card folds down fairly flat for mailing and opens to display both inside and front of card.
My next card is a special fold as well made with one of the card bases that came out on Black Friday.
This card has several different flowers to make a Christmas bouquet.

HCCB1-480      Shutter Fold Card-White
HCD1-7272      Rounded Sunlight Window Die
HCD1-7275      Calla Lily Die
HCPC-3897      Calla Lily Stamp Set
HCFB1-484       3DCalla Lily Shaping Mold
HCS1-485         Pastel Pollen Stamens-Medium
HCD1-7285      Window Hinges Die
HCPC-3887       WildAster Stamp Set
HCD1-7257      WildAster Die
HCPC-3888      Wild Aster Spray Stamp Set
HCD1-7258      WildAster Spray Die
HCD1-7249     Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
HCD1-7250      CandlelitPoinsettia Die
HCD1-7251      Glowof Christmas Die
HCD1-7252      Starry Night Decorative Die
HCPC-3881     Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Stamp Set
HCPC-3882     Candlelit Poinsettia Stamp Set
HCPC-3883      Glowof Christmas Stamp Set
HCDP1-2104   CandlelitChristmas Paper Collection
HCFB1-478      3DChristmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCD1-7155    Circle Basics Large Die
HCD1-7154    Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die
HCD1-7157    Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die
HCD1-7176    Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die
HCPC-3822    Poinsettia & Holly Stamp Set
HCFB1-463     3DPoinsettia Shaping Mold
RACP461       Vermillion Archival Ink
RACP399       Carnation Red Archival Ink
RACP436        LeafGreen Archival Ink
TSMP900       Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
85-glitter        CrystalUltrafine Transparent Glitter
352854          Metal Tip for Adhesive
159723          Dries Clear Adhesive
ANC804         Heart of Gold Prills
486490           Magnets .5 Inch (Bottle Cap Inc)

Other Products:
Ivory cardstock, Liquid Pearls, foam sheet,  Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, YR24, YR31, YR23, Y38, B12, B24, G82, YG61, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, R21, R24, R29

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
Card size: 6 X 6”.  Use the Heartfelt Creations Shutter Fold card for the base.  Cut 2 full Red circles from decorative paper using the outside part of the Rounded Sunlight Window Die and cut 2 full green circles from Decorative paper.  Cut all of the circles in half.  Cut a 6 X 6 panel from decorative paper for the center.  Glue the center and all half circles on to the base card, the green is on the back side (on the far right green side put the other half of the magnet onto pane also insert brad on the same panel so just save the last green half circle until the end then glue the green down).  Cut 4 Starry Night dies from the ivory decorative paper.  Cut 4 straight edge Starry Night dies from Ivory.  Glue the half circle Starry Night die cuts to the red half circle panels.  Glue 2 straight edge Starry Night to the top and bottom of the center panel.  Glue the other 2 straight edge Starry Night die cuts to the 2 ends. 

Stamp large candle, holly spray and holly leaves all using Memento black then color.  Shape the leaves from the back slightly. Stamp all the flowers using Vermillion and sponge with Carnation Red.  Stamp the Wild Aster spray using Vivid Chartreuse then use Liquid Pearls to make dots on it.  Use the shaping mold for the poinsettia and the lily (see video) and use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit for the asters. Stamp Merry Christmas on ivory using Vermillion and cut it out with the large Oval die set.  Die cut 3 pieces on the Window Hinge set from ivory.  Glue the 2 hinge piece together then glue the Merry Christmas to it.  Glue a 1/2" magnet to the back of the Merry Christmas element then glue another layer of the hinge piece to the back to cover.  Cut 2 piece turn dial from the Window Hinge set, poke a hole in the turn dial and inset a red brad.  

Glue the Merry Christmas onto last red half circle but only glue the left half leaving right side with magnet free.  Wait to insert swing dial until finished with decorating the center to see where it should go. Cut an Eyelet circle from ivory and sponge yellow in the center (for candle glow), glue it to the center then glue candle to the center.

Start gluing flowers and holly to the center under and around candle.  Cut a sentiment from decorative paper using a circle die then cut the same size circle from Fun Foam (foam sheet).  Sponge the edges with Carnation Red then glue it to the center panel as well.

Now close card and see where the turn dial should be (the magnets should hold card closed at this point) then insert it into that right panel.  Now you can glue the last piece of green over the magnet and brad to cover them.

Decorate two outside panels around Hinge and turn dial.  Randomly glitter the card and glitter all flowers.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
Luke 2:11-14 NKJV
Read the full history of Jesus birth here.  
The first chapter gives the details of the "prequel"-John the Baptist birth and the angel coming to Mary and the 2 chapter is all about the birth of Christ.  Make this a special Christmas, read the reson for this season.