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Thursday, January 20, 2022

A2 Sized Heartfelt Creation Cards

Welcome Back,

There has been some talk in the Heartfelt Creations Facebook group about mailing the beautiful floral cards that we all make and the cost of mailing them so I thought I would make a post sharing a couple A2 cards I have made and mailed to friends in regular A2 envelopes with little to no extra shipping cost.

This first card was made using the Cherry Blossom florals and Prills for the centers of the flowers. I just choose to use the smaller blossoms for my card. 

In this second example I made this card using the beautiful Lush Lilac Collection along with the Leafy Accents Stamp, Die, & Mold to create a vine effect. 

In both of these examples the card measures the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  and was able to be mailed in a standard A2 envelope. 

This just goes to show that beauty doesn't always have to be big and bold!!! For those of you that do wonder about how I mail the large a lush floral cards. Heartfelt Creations does sell clear gift boxes and those can be mailed in bubble envelopes and mailed for about $3.50-$4 pretty safely. When you put in the time to create a masterpiece the recipient is well worth the postage :-)

Until next time, Hugs, Melanie

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Floral Frame Collection

Hi Friends,

This month over at Heartfelt Creation's They have released this amazing brand new collection called "The Floral Frames Collection. It has a selection of 3 beautifully designed frames and multiple floral choices for your designing splendor. Along with a beautiful colorful paper collection. Lets take a closer look by looking at my first card from this collection.


With this card I decided to use the Floral Frames paper pad to determine my color scheme. I have always thought that mint greens and pinks went well together so I chose a couple pieces of coordinating papers and began designing. 


For the base of this card I have cut 3 base layers using the Heartfelt Creation's Fancy Classic Frame Die. One from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper (white) and 2 from patterned paper. One piece of patterned paper (a more solid piece of light green) was glued to the white and this double layered piece was scored across the top at about the 1/2" mark. This will be your card back/inside of your card. To finish the inside of the card you can cut a piece of white card stock using the second smallest die from the same frame die set and glue to the green side of this back/inside piece and set aside. 

The other remaining base piece cut from the Fancy Classic Frame Die will be your card front. I have chosen the patterned side of the paper to face forward. Next cut 2 of the second largest die from this same frame set, one in Luxe Silver Card stock and one in white. Glue these together using your dries clear glue and off set them just slightly so the silver peeks out behind the white top layer. Then attach this layer to your card top. 

Next stamp your Curvy Floral Frame using Archival ink in Library Green. Die cut using the coordinating die. Find this same frame in the paper collection where it frames the thatched cottage and carefully die cut that image from the paper out as well making sure to save all the little pieces. Also cut the frame again using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper to use as a base. Now you will layer these all together using dries clear glue to strengthen the layers together. White as base, frame, then inset the die cut pieces from the paper pack. Use foam pads to attach the frame to the front of your card.


Stamp Flowers from the Floral Frames Collection in Archival Magenta Hue for main flower and softly sponge in same color before die cutting. Once die cut ink just one side of each petal with the Archival Magenta Hue ink with your sponge dauber to darken the tip of one side for added interest. Shape using your stylus and molding mat and add stamens from the Bridal Bouquet and then add Crystal Clear Glitter. For smaller flowers are from the Classic Rose stamp and die and shaped using the 3D Mold. These were stamped in Archival Vivid Chartreuse and not colored. 

Leaves with the curly ends came from the Floral Frames Collection and were colored using the Archival Ink in Vivid Chartreuse and Garden Patina. These were hand shaped. The other leaves are from the Leafy Accents Stamps and Dies and were shaped using the Leafy Accents 3D Mold. They are colored with Archival inks in Library Green and Leaf Green.

For the sentiment the "For My Friend" Stamp and Die from the Floral Frame Collection was stamped in Archival Magenta Hue ink and die cut. It was then added onto a banner cut from the Arrows ans Banner die set which was inked with Library Green Archival ink. Front panel was then glued onto the back panel along the top 1/2" section that was previously scored. 

Heartfelt Creation's Supply List:

Floral Frames Collection

Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die

Classic Rose Stamp Set

Classic Rose Die Set

Classic Rose 3D Mold

Leafy Accent Stamp Set

Leafy Accent Die Set

Leafy Accent 3D Mold

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Luxe Silver Cardstock

Bridal Bouquet Stamens

Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear 

Archival Inks in Magenta Hue, Leaf Green, Vivid Chartreuse, Library Green, and Garden Patina

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way. If you are new to Heartfelt Creations and would like to get started with your first order I have a gift for you. $20 OFF your first $40 online order. Simply click HERE and place a first time order of at least $40 and you will automatically get $20 OFF!!!! Happy Crafting! Melanie

Friday, January 7, 2022

A New Year - A New Design Direction

 Hi Friends,

This year I am taking my designing into a different direction. I am absolutely in love with flower making and working with dies in elegant and creative ways. So this year I have decided to focus my efforts on those endeavors. 

My first design features an array of beautiful products by Heartfelt Creations. I have created a lovely shaped card using their newly released Simply Classic Rectangle Die. Lets take a look...


I was inspired by the Wild Rose paper collection so I continued with that and choose the Small Wild Rose Flower Stamps and Dies to work with also. I just love how these large petals allow for extra hand shaping when wet to give that extra crinkled effect.


For the flowers I used Archival Ink in Magenta Hue for both the stamping and coloring. After coloring I added Dries Clear Glue and Crystal Clear Glitter to the petals for the most beautiful shimmer. 

Lastly the leaves were from Heartfelt Creation's Leafy Accents Stamp, Dies, and Mold. I both stamped and colored them with Archival Ink in Peat Moss. I also added small Wisteria Petals flowers as accents using HFC Stamps and Dies coloring them with Archival inks as well in Tea Rose and Chrome Yellow.

Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

Wild Rose Creative Essentials

Wisteria Petals Stamp Set

Wisteria Petals Dies Set

 Leafy Accents Die Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die Set

Leafy Accents Mold

Simply Classic Rectangle Die Set

Ornamental Tag Die Set

Special Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Gold Lux Cardstock

Go ManGo Prills

Bridal Bouquet Stamens

Crystal Clear Glitter

Archival Inks in Tea Rose, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Peat Moss Dries Clear Glue

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and it inspires you to create with Heartfelt Creations Products. If you are new to Heartfelt Creations I have a 50% offer for you. Simply follow the below link and spend $40 on your first time order and you will automatically receive $20 off!!!! I in turn will also receive a $20 store credit. Win Win!!! CLICK HERE to check it out! Happy Crafting ~ Melanie

Thursday, November 25, 2021

My Farewell Post to TLC Designs

Hello Friends,

Today I am stopping by to share an uplifting snow scene that will brighten your day. A sweet little fairy playing with the cutest little bunny on a cold winters day. Is it getting chilly weather where you are at? Here in the south the leaves are falling and soon winter will be upon us. Lets take a look at today's card and dream a little.

As if it is a scene from a snow globe, imagine the snow falling as these little friends are playing together with their snowballs. All dressed up in the warm winter clothes, boy must they be having fun.

Check out their stylish outfits too all glittered up and fashionable. Aren't they adorable?

All of the supplies in today's project are from TLC Designs, who I have been designing for for quite some time. Today is my last post as a team member, but I have been honored to be friends with the owner, Tammy Louise Cunliffe for many many years and look up to her as a mentor in this business. I look forward to following her business as it continues to grow and we will remain friends as we move forward in this journey we call life. Thanksgiving day is a perfect day to say Thank you Tammy for being gracious with me over the past year as I have dealt with many personal things and for always being there. 

Last but not least the products I have used for this project are as follows. The stamp set is from the newest release and is titled "Frosty Fairies Set" and I have used that in conjunction with the "Snow Buddies Set" These are both Digital Image sets and I have combined them to create this adorable scene. I have colored my images with Copic markers and have used the beautiful new papers called "Snowy Skies" which are cut out using the "Rosie Sentiment" die set seen in the photo below.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Poinsettias, Always a Holiday Favorite!

Hello my friends,

How is everyone coming with there Christmas cards? Are you about done? I know I just have one or two left and then I should be about finished. Today I have a sleek slimline share with each of you. I am Featuring TLC Design's products using a single poinsettia digital image along with a sentiment in combination to create this festive design.

For my flowers I have colored each of them using Copic markers. I double layered the two sets of flowers on either side of the sentiment to add interest and dimension and then cut one extra to add the extra flowers. The die set used here is the beautiful Zinnia Slimline.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Thursday, November 11, 2021

You're Made of the Best Snowflakes!

Hi Friends,

Today I am here to share a share a fun card I created following this months TLC Design's Sketch-EZ # 104. Have you had a chance to play along with this fun and exciting challenge? Join along with us over in the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Group to join the fun.

I decided to have fun with this little snowman and I added his little Santa hat then add glitter to the fluff. I used a snowflake die from my stash as the embellishment in the sketch then added a few more to the designer paper over the darker snowflakes to give the background a little added pizazz. I just love this sentiment from this set. You can see the full details to the EZ-Sketch challenge below.

May be an image of text that says 'any embelly Play for free using TLC products and win! Buy the Bundle and win the Grand Prize! 1"Banner Sketch-EZ Bundle #104 (ovember) Gift Cards and other prizes! 10 Digital "Snow Buddies" Stamps TLC#104 Only Peppermint mini Digital Papers YouTube Step by Step Tutorial $5 Simple Fun Sketch # 04 www.TLCDesigns.shop Bundle Snowflakes n Ice EVERYTHING NICE! Snouflakes YOU'RE OFTEBES Stay Cozy my Friends! Dies PepperMint BUndLe You're my avorite SNOW-PAL ~It's Snowing kindness~ 11-1-21 Starts Dies Sold Separately'

Don't miss out on this $5 Deal! Pick up your digital stamp set & paper pack for just $5 by clicking HERE!!!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting  my work! Melanie

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Amoungst the Stars!!!

H Friends,

Today I would love to share one of my favorite cards I think I have made lately with TLC Designs products. This is the Gift of Joy and I am sharing her the only way I know how. The moment I saw this stamp I knew exactly what my plan was going to be. I knew her size was perfect and I could just envision her flying amongst the twinkling stars for all of you to see.

Isn't she magical? To make one of your own you simply need to get a few items from the TLC designs store. You will need the following items...

TLC Designs Shopping List:

It is as simple as that!

These measure approx 4x4" so would make cute Christmas ornaments too!!!!



Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie


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