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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Cottage

Good morning!

This little cottage is so sweet I had to make
it the highlight of this card!
Used some various colors of micro beads for the floral
around the house.

This would be perfect for a first house card or house warming, right?

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Lavender card stock, white card stock, Micro beads, foam tape, Fun Foam, Copic Markers: V01, V12, V15, BV00, BV01, YG61, G82,RV52, RV63

Card size: 6 ¼  X 6 ¼”  Start with a 6 X 6’ panel featuring the little cottage.  Cut the center out with the Cut Mat Create Die and cut another square the size of the cottage center out of Fun Foam to smoothly pop up the entire center panel.  Glue the Fun Foam to the square center panel and let dry.  Cut a lavender mat for the center square panel.  Cut 2 Sweetheart borders from white and two of the sweetheart border solid bases from white as well.  Cut a lavender mat for the outside of the decorative 6” square (the rest of the 6” panel left after cutting out the center).  Glue the 6 1/8 X 6 1/8” lavender to the card base then glue the outside decorative panel onto the lavender.  Glue the 2 solid Sweetheart borders down onto the decorative paper then glue the 4” square lavender down to the center of the card.  Glue center popped up 4” square center to the lavender mat then add the Sweetheart Borders (you will have to cut away the center portion so that the square nestles in between the 2 Sweetheart Borders. Glue the borders down with the swirly leafy parts on top.
Cut another cottage out of another piece of decorative paper and pop it up over the base cottage.  Add glitter to flower portions of the center square panel and add Micro beads for florals.
Stamp die cut and color Coneflower corner and the single coneflower from Garden’s Edge Coneflowers.  Stamp, die cut and color a blossom from Rain boots & Blossoms.  Stamp the Sunflowers, die cut and sponge color the front and back using Deep Purple and Majestic Violet.  Form the Sunflowers from the back after misting with water.  Pierce the centers and insert stamen (color stamen stems with green ink) from the top and glue in place.  You have to sort of smash the petals down and almost fold the flower in half to get the coneflower look.  Add 3D type glue around stamen to build up centers and add Prills.  Let dry over night or until glue is hard.  Glitter all flower blossoms.  Use glue and foam tape to attach Coneflower corner to left side of popped up center, adding single flower in on the right side.   Cut out sentiment from decorative paper and give it a chevron tail then mat with lavender.   Add it to the card with a bit of a curl.

Thanks for visiting today!

Zephaniah 3:17  (NKJV)

17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coneflower Shadow Box Panorama

Good morning!

I love mixing the new Coneflowers with some of the other 
flower collections from Heartfelt, they all go together so well!

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products: 
Ribbon, Foam tape, Copic Markers: E53, E33, E35, C01, C03, C05, B00, B01, R30, R21, YG03, YG23, Y38, Y04, R81, R83,R22, V01, V12, V15

Card size:  6 ¼ X 6 ¼”  One 6 X 6” panel from the Backyard Blossoms paper collection, cut the center out and use it on the inside back as a backdrop for the scene.  Use the outside section for the outer frame of the box. Sponge all the edges using Deep Purple very lightly.  The sides of the box and the inside bottom “tabs” are covered in more of the decorative paper.  Use the plain die from the Fleur Border Basics to make rolling landscapes on the “tabs”. Once the box is put together, cover the back of the box to cover the joining tabs. 
Stamp, die cut and color trees for the background, critters, blossoms from both the Woodsy collection and the Backyard Blossoms collection, coneflowers (including the corner border), Dogwood, Wildwood Blossoms and leaves.  After coloring with Copic Markers, form all flowers including coneflowers from the back and add Prills to the coneflower centers using a mix of Go Man Go and Express-O Yourself, add I Cannot Tell A Lilac Prills to Dogwood blossoms and Go Man Go to tiny Wildwood Florals.  Stamp the sentiment with Deep Purple onto some matching sky decorative paper and mat with some orange paper from the Butterfly dreams paper.  Use foam tape to pop up from the background panel.
Start from the back and work forward adding trees, flowers, animals smaller to larger so have proper dimension in size.   Use the larger coneflowers on the frame and fill in with wildwood Blossoms.  At the top, use the dangling Dogwood branch cut into pieces and add some regular leaves from the Window Box Fillers.  Now add the smallest blossoms from the Flowering Dogwood and the Wildwood Florals on top of and in addition to the blossoms on the Dogwood branch.  End with curling some ribbon and bow in and around the top Dogwood area.
Thanks for visiting today!!  Have a blessed day!

Ephesians 4:32  (NKJV)

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Heartfelt Creations - Lilac Watering Can

Good morning!

I am in love with the Lush Lilacs and found 
a great template for a watering can (link found below) that I 
wanted to use to do some lilac stems like the
ones on my lilac bushes right now.


Other Products:
Heavy white card stock, lavender rhinestones, Iridescent grass, Copic: Y11, Y15, Heavy Duty Tacky Glue

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Size is approx. 4 X 7 ½”  I used a tutorial and template from SplitCoastStampers for the watering can and enlarged the template 129%.  It still all fits on one 12 X 12” piece of paper.
Cut watering Can from heavy white card stock and from decorative paper.  Glue each piece of paper to corresponding card stock.  This makes the watering Can sturdier for filling.  Ink all the edges with Deep Purple and Cactus Flower.  Put can together and sponge adhesive on then glitter with Crystal Clear.  To make flower stocks take 3 wired stamen (I did 3 different colors of purple) and twist stems together.  Cut 2 of the largest circles and quarter them.  Cut the tips off and make little cones.  The stocks in the can (5 of them) use one cone each.  Insert the stamen and glue the tops to stay.  The lilac stock at the base of the can is 2 cones bottom to bottom meeting in the middle and glued together (looks like an elongated diamond).  Let all these dry thoroughly.  For the next step it would be handy to have a piece of foam to stick the stems in to dry.
Stamp Leaves (with Leaf Green), Lush Lilac (with Deep Purple) and butterflies (with Cactus Flower) on white card stock, die cut and sponge with color (I sponge the flowers BEFORE die cutting, including the back sides with a combo of Cactus Flower and Deep Purple). Die cut another Butterfly Kisses butterfly (cut off the tendrils)  to glue to the back of stamped Butterfly Kisses after adding acetate (two strips together for strength).  I used Tacky glue to glue the acetate between layers. The wings are glittered with Ultrafine transparent.  Set aside to dry and start on the Lilac stocks.  Completely cover cones with Lilac blossoms, using both Deep Purple and Cactus Flower blossoms.  Stick stems into foam to dry upright.  For the Lilac stock at the base of the can, wrap stem, adding in leaves off of Classic Leaf stem, as you go with green washi tape or floral tape.  If you use washi tape, glue ends because washi tape is more of a temporary tape.  Glue this one to the base of the can.  The other stocks are glued in the can along with the grass, butterfly on acetate and leaves.  Glue the second, smaller butterfly to the can on the outside.

Thanks for visiting today!

Hebrews 11:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Heartfelt White On White Love-Special Release

Good morning!
This is what we've been waiting for, wow, look at these new
amazing dies!!!
They are so beautiful, I just LOVE them!

My main decorative framing die has a layer of Fun Foam under it to really make it stand out.
This side view shows the dimension better.

These flowers are the Lush Lilac blossoms made from Vellum.
I did use the shaping mold and it worked fine on the vellum.
You can't see it but the basket/nest is made with the new
1/4 circle decorative die on an eyelet heart. 


Other Products:
White linen card stock, white StazOn Ink, Fun Foam, Dove gray card stock, pearl, sheer ribbon, white pearl embossing powder

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at

Card size:  5 X 7” Die cut Eyelet Rectangle large, ¼ doily, Intricate Swirl Frame-middle section out of the large Eyelet Rectangle, Cut Eyelet lace frame, 2 largest Eyelet Hearts from white linen, cut one each from Fun Foam.  Stamp and emboss Love then die cut and glitter, die cut 4 more love to layer.  Stamp Lilac blossoms with white StazOn on vellum and die cut (about 30) Place into mold and mist with water then run through die cut machine to form. Stamp Leaves with white stazOn on vellum (7) and die cut.  Stamp doves with white pigment and emboss on dove gray card stock and die cut. 
Let blossoms dry and pierce centers then insert stamen and glue in place and let dry.  Let Fun Foam rest over-night for best results with these intricate die cuts (they need to relax after being flattened in the die cutting machine).  Spritz leaves and blossoms with shimmer spray.  Once everything has a chance to dry and Fun Foam is back to shape, start layering. One layer of Fun Foam behind Eyelet Lace Frame, 1 layers behind the middle cut out section of the Intricate Swirl Frame None under the middle decorative section of Intricate Swirl Frames, one layer on smaller heart and 2 layers under largest heart (cut outside eyelet part off Fun Foam large hearts, it’s un-needed).  On the ¼ doily die cut leave about ¼” borders on each side to use as tabs for gluing.  Glue tabs to heart stack trying to follow sides as close as possible (top corner will stick out a bit).  Fill the “basket” with iridescent grass and start adding leaves and flowers to the basket.  When you have as many flowers as you think you want then add the two doves, foam tape them away from back if needed.  Add the letters for love above the doves and to finish add small and medium pearls.  Tuck a sheer bow under dove’s heads and tuck some sheer ribbon tails into flowers here and there.


Other Products:
Pearls, white card stock, light blue card stock, light orange card stock, foam tape, hot pink card stock

Card size: 5 1/8 X 7 1/8”  Cut light orange card stock to 5 X 7”.  Die cut 2 long Leafy Frame pieces and 2 shorter Leafy Frame pieces to make a 5 X 7” frame from hot pink.  Glue these pieces to edges of light orange panel starting with 2 side pieces (after gluing the first side, glue center decorative piece in place so that the edges are covered with frame) and then glue top and bottom.   Stamp sentiment using Vibrant Fuchsia onto decorative center.
Stamp butterflies with Vibrant Fuchsia.  Sponge large butterfly with Vibrant Fuchsia and Garden Patina then sponge small butterfly with Tiger Lily and Vibrant Fuchsia then form both butterflies from the back especially the wings.  Sponge with adhesive and use Crystal Clear to glitter.   Glue butterflies to card and then add pearls for heads and to inside corners of card Frame..

Thanks for visiting today!

John 10:28-30  (NKJV)

28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Heartfelt Creations - Butterfly Shadow Box Card

Good morning!

I have a birthday card to show you today!!!
This beautiful butterflies are wonderful for a friend or sister, mother, daughter aunt...they are so feminine and gorgeous!

I've combined a shadow box with a 5 1/2 X 7" card to create a beautiful scene surrounded by flowers.  
Look how well the sentiment goes with the curved dies!!!

I used ruffled Petunias again on this card...I just love the way they look!


Other Products:
White card stock, Stickles-Diamond and Crystal,  Cosmic Glimmer glitter, light green card stock

Card size: 5 ½ X 7”.  Make card base  and cut a  piece of decorative paper from the Butterfly Dreams paper to cover the front leaving about 1/16” border of white.  Use a coordinating paper to cover the front of the shadow box then use the square die to cut out the window. Cut another piece of decorative paper for inside the box and then put the box together.  Sponge pink ink around all the edges.  Glue box to card base on the right side of base.
Stamp Sentiment using Vibrant Fuchsia on white then use the plain edge of the Delicate Border to die cut the sentiment.  Sponge pink on the edges.  Cut 2 Delicate Borders out of light green stock to match paper and glue to edges of sentiment.  Die cut 3 Festive Holiday dies, place 2 at an angle on the top portion of the shadow box then glue sentiment on top.  Glue the 3rd Festive Holiday die on the left side, on card base.
Stamp, die cut and sponge color on the Butterfly Dreams Border, Wildwood Blossoms, Petunia Blossoms and leaves.  Form leaves, and wildwood blossoms with Deluxe Flower shaping kit and round the backs of butterfly wings with the large stylist as well.  Place the petunias in mold and mist then run through die cutting machine.  Pinch petunia petals to pleat and ruffle. Let them dry completely then pierce each one in the center and add stamen one layer at a time gluing between each layer.  Add Prills to centers of wildwood blossoms.  Cut one butterfly completely off one of the Butterfly Dreams border to stand alone.  Add Stickles to Butterfly wings and stems of the Butterfly Dreams border (there are two different borders in the Butterfly Dreams Border).  Add Cosmic Glimmer glitter to the little round blossoms on the Butterfly Border.
Glue the Butterfly Border to the left side of the shadow box and the single butterfly to the top right.  Glue the leaves and blossoms on the left side, on the base, over the Festive Holiday die.

Thanks for visiting today!!
God bless you!

Romans 5:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ in Our Place

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Can you imagine someone taking your punishment even while you still did not know Him or worse yet, hated Him??  That is what Christ Jesus did for ALL who would turn to Him and believe in Him.  ANYONE, no matter how great the sin is welcome if they go to Jesus, ask forgiveness, except that He died and rose to life again, except Him into their heart.  To from whatever sin you are practicing and live according to His word.  He is kind and good and gives good gifts to His children, you don't have to be afraid to follow Him!  He loves you more than father, mother, husband or wife...He loves you without condition and WANTS you to receive His free gift of eternal life with Him.