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.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017


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.


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.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Masculine Cardmaking Technique

Since I cannot show you what I am working on right now for Heartfelt Creations because it is not time for the product release yet, today I am going to share a simple and effective way to make masculine cards that the men in your life will appreciate.

Here is the big wow! POP TOPS! Simply color the pop top with your favorite Sharpie marker then pull your ribbon through. This gives the illusion of a belt and buckle, rather than a ribbon and bow used on a femine cards. Another tip is to choose paper colors such as medium to dark blues, greens, and browns and patterned papers that are plaids, stripes, houndstooth, and geometrics.

Here are some cards I have made with this technique:

I used an Anna Griffin stamp on this card.

I used Gina K. Designs patterned
paper and stamp to create this card.

This stamp is from a discontinued Stampin' Up set.
I inked the white cardstock for the card base.

Gina K. Designs stamps are used on this card.
I made the patterned paper by stamping the
birds on the blue background paper.

Now go to your craftroom and make some cards for "him."


Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Classic Rose

I completed this card today. I really liked how it came out, but I am partial to purple.

I used the Heartfelt Creations Blushing Rose Paper Collection and the Classic Rose Stamps and die set to create this beauty. I used the Ranger Vintage Photo ink to give a distressed appearance to the paper. Then I embellished with some flat back pearls, a pretty bow and some Studio G Glitter Glue. I hope you like it as much as I do.