Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Forever Flowers


These beautiful flowers all have one thing in common. I made them using the Heartfelt Creations  stamp and die sets. The white and pink flowers are made from vellum and colored on the back with copic markers. The red-orange flowers are made from white cardstock with color sponged on from stamp pads. Using this stamp and die set I can make a garden of forever flowers. These are ready to be used on future projects.

Anyone with patience, perseverance and the right tools can learn to make these flowers. If you want to learn how to create them leave a comment below. If you like these flowers leave a comment below.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Just Monkeying Around!

This is one of the fun and easy cards I made this week.


I used the Monkeying Around Paper from Heartfelt Creations to make this card. I did a bit of fussy cutting of the palm leaves and flowers from the papers and used those for adding dimension to the card by layering them. I layered the patterned paper and panel to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Of course, I had to put some sparkle on the flowers with a bit glitter glue. The card base is a piece of dark brown cardstock from my personal stash.

The card below will make an adorable Get Well card for a child or a young at heart adult.



Scissors, glue and the Heartfelt Creations Paper are all that is needed to complete this card. I did use a piece of dark brown cardstock from my personal paper stash for the card base. It is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. This is a great card project for a beginner card maker.

Do these monkeys make you smile? Let me know in the comments below.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Handmade Corsage

This Sunrise Lily Corsage will be a beautiful accent to my mother's attire this Resurrection Sunday. The vellum flowers surrounded by lace and ribbon will put a smile on her face and on the faces of the people around her, because we all know a smile is contagious.




To make this corsage I first created the flowers using vellum paper. I heat embossed the stamped flower images and die cut them. You can find the stamps and dies at this link, Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily. You can also find flower shaping techniques on the same website. The video tutorials on the Heartfelt Creations website is where I learned to flower shape paper. It does take some practice but the results are amazing.

After my flowers were made I pulled pretty things from my stash and used a hot glue gun to assemble them all together. I used a small piece of chipboard as a base and layered and trimmed the pretty pieces. This corsage attaches to a garment with a pin. This was a fun way to use up some of the pretty scraps in my sewing and crafty stash.

God bless you all and have a Happy Resurrection Sunday!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Encouragement Card featuring the Sunrise Lily Collection

"God's love is endless" is an appropriate sentiment for anyone going through a difficult situation. Encouragement cards are always received as a blessing because the recipient is reminded that someone cares.




The sunrise lily on the front of the card was stamped, heat embossed, colored, die cut and shaped on vellum. The flower stamp, die, and patterned papers I used are all from the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Collection. Glitter adds the sparkle and shine to the flowers inside the card and on the outside band. An Anna Griffin gatefold embossing folder created the card base. The inside sentiment is from an Anna Griffin stamp. It all came together beautifully and is handmade with love.

Do you like to give encouragement cards? Have you ever received an encouragement card? Let me know in the comments below.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sunrise Lily Birthday Card


I made this card using patterned paper and elements from the Sunrise Lily Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I stamped and die cut the flowers on white cardstock and sponged color on them with the GKD Faded Brick stamp pad and Memories Yellow stamp pad. I then shaped and assembled each flower and added some sparkle and shine with a copper colored glitter glue. I used GKD Fresh Asparagus and Grass Green stamp pads for the leaves and distressed the edges of the card and sentiment with a Ranger Vintage Photo stamp pad.

These colors are not what I usually use for a floral card, but I am pleased with the results. There are excellent tutorials on flower shaping on the Heartfelt Creations website.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ALL ABOARD!

Train cards are the theme for this week. If you are or know a train enthusiast these are worth the effort. Not everyone likes flowers as much as I do, so when I make cards I like to have some varied themes on hand. I do confess that probably 90% of what I make does have flowers.



These were made using Debbi Moore Designs paper patterns and elements. This theme can be found on the Shabby Chic 2 usb. I did have to print and cut out the various elements that I chose to use and then put them together in a unique and pleasing way. I added burlap and buttons to the Z-fold card and the buttons on the stepper card are paper that I enhanced with Glossy Accents.

Do you know a train enthusiast? Have you ever made a train card? I'd love to know. Leave a comment below.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter Wonderland

The six inches of snow this week motivated me to complete this winter card that I had started sometime last year.


The papers I used are all from the Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. It is a 6 inch square card embellished with snowflakes that I stamped and layered. Glitter glue was used to add sparkle on the snowflakes and the house and Nuvo Glimmer Paste made the snow dimensional.

I am hopeful that this is the last snow fall of the season. The only spring flowers I have right now are the paper ones I that I have created.

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