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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Happy 25th Anniversary Heartfelt Creations!!!!

 Happy 25th Anniversary Heartfelt Creations!!!!!

Today we celebrate Heartfelt Creations SILVER Anniversary. 25 years of bringing you beautiful t stamps along with other products to create elegant designs with time and time again. I am honored to be a part of this beautiful Heartfelt family and want to wish them many many more anniversaries in the future.

To commemorate this special occasion they have designed a Limited Edition Anniversary Die called the Diamond Fleur Die. I have created a special 25th Anniversary easel card with it. lets take a look...


 


 

 

 Instructions:  

Measure and cut a piece of white cardstock to 6 1/4 x 8 3/4” and score along the longer side at     2 3/4” and 5 1/2” creating a 3 segmented cardbase. The largest section measuring 3 1/4 x 6 1/4” is the base/bottom of the card. For the bottom section of the card cut a piece of HCGP1-493 Luxe Silver Cardstock measuring 1/8 x 6 1/4” and a light green patterned paper from the HCDP1-2137 Sweet Pea Paper Collection measuring 3” x 6 1/8”. Layer and glue these to the bottom section of the card. Next using the HCD2-7423 Diamond Fleur Die, cut the larger die 2x from white cardstock and 2x from Luxe Silver Cardstock. Cut the smaller die 1x from white cardstock and 1x from Luxe Silver Cardstock. Using the Dries Clear Glue adhere each Luxe Silver piece behind the coordinating white cardstock piece offsetting slighting so that the silver peeks out behind the white. Take the smaller die and attach it to the bottom of the card as pictured.


For the top portion of the card, Adhere a large Diamond Fleur Die to both the top and bottom of the top segment of the card base with Dries Clear Glue. (see photo) Then cut a piece of Luxe Silver Cardstock to 5 14/16 x 2 11/16” and a piece of striped pattern paper from the Sweet Pea Paper Collection that measures 5 12/16 x 2 9/16” and glue these two papers together. Using 3D foam tape on the back, adhere between the two Diamond Fleur Dies that were just attached to the top portion of the card. Using a secondary patterned paper from the same paper collection die cut using a decorative die from the HCD2-7307 Royal Elegance Frames Die set. Also from that set cut an oval piece of purple patterned paper and lightly ink around the edges with Deep Purple Archival Ink. Glue both layers directly to the top portion of the card as shown. Using the light green paper chosen earlier, stamp the “Happy Anniversary” stamp from the HCPC-3847 Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set then die cut using the small decorative die from the Royal Elegance Frame Die set. Also cut the same die from Luxe Silver Cardstock to layer behind, slightly offsetting it. Using 3D Foam Tape attach the sentiment to the center of the purple patterned paper on the top section of the card. Die cut a tag from the Sweet Pea Paper Collection using a die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set and lightly ink around the edges with Deep Purple Archival Ink. Add the numbers “25” die cut out of Luxe Silver Cardstock using the HCD2-7371 Letters and Numbers Die and glue to the tag. Glue to the card top and attach ribbon using glue dots.

To create the stopper on the bottom portion of the card simply die cut a filigree sentiment die cut from the Ornamental Tags Die set from Luxe Silver Cardstock. Add the “Let’s Celebrate” sentiment from the Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set stamped in Deep Purple Archival Ink onto a piece of light green patterned paper measuring 3 x 5/8”. Border that paper with a slightly larger piece of dark purple patterned paper measuring 3 1/8 x 6/8” to finish off the color coordination of the card. 

Please visit my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.

Crafty Hugs, Melanie

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Heartfelt Creations August release ~ Joyous Noel Collection

Hiya Friends,

Super Excited to debut the NEW RELEASE today from Heartfelt Creations. This is the Brand New Joyous Noel Collection and boy is it beautiful. Just think of all the possibilities..... My card here is titled "Joyous Sounds From Above" and I have used the gorgeous NEW die from this collection to create a brand new shaped card. Lets take a look and don't forget all the step by step instructions are below...




Instructions:

To create this shaped, top fold, card base cut a 5 X 12” piece of white cardstock and score at 7 1/4”. Next cut a second piece of white cardstock at 7 1/4 X 6. Using the third largest die from the center from HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die set cut through the folded 5 X 12” piece making sure the fold line is at the top, and the die is slightly over the fold so that it does not cut threw the fold. Next use this same die to cut the 7 1/4 x 6” piece of cardstock. Take the first white piece with the larger side facing the front. This is the card front. Attach the second white piece to the back with the seam (shorter piece) on the inside. Using the same die cut a light green piece from sheet 1B of decorative paper from the HCDP1-2142 Joyous Noel Paper Collection. This will Cover the seam on the inside. Lastly using that same die one last time, cut a piece of dark green from Sheet 11B . From the next smallest die in the Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die set cut one from white cardstock and one from HCGP-488 Luxe Gold Cardstock. Glue these together with Dries Clear Glue with white on top, slightly offsetting them, then glue to the dark green paper cut in the previous step. From the small oval die in the center cut 1 from Luxe Gold Cardstock and cut in half vertically. Next cut the HCD1-7416 Noel Decorative Die 2X in White and Luxe Gold Cardstock. Glue these together with white on top, off setting them slightly so the gold shows nicely behind the white. Glue these two pieces to the back of the dark green piece, by lining up the side and top details, see photo. Then attach card base to the back matching up the edges to the back of the dark green piece on the front.


Using a stamping platform and a piece of paper from sheet 1B, use the HCPC-3998 Joyous Noel Background Cling Stamp and using the masking technique, mask off lines using scotch tape above and below just two lines of music and stamp with Encore Gold Ink and heat Emboss with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. Do this multiple times so that the paper ends up being covered with musical notes. Then use the small oval die from the Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die to cut it out. Place the Vertically cut Luxe Gold Cardstock oval die cut behind this piece to give it a slight golden border. Attach this to the card base with 3D foam tape.


Stamp an angel from the HCPC-3996 Joyous Noel Angel Cling Stamp Set with Moments Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic X-Press It Paper. Color with Copic Markers and cut with coordinating dies. Using the Dries Clear glue with the metal tip add small dots of glue to each of the dots in the angels dress and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Then cover the angels wings completely with Dries Clear Glue and sprinkle generously with Rajni’s Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter, let sit for a moment, then shake off. Allow to dry completely. Stamp the Harp stamp from the same stamp set in Encore Gold Ink onto Luxe Gold Cardstock and heat emboss, then cut with coordinating die. Glue the harp into the angels arms and add 3D Foam Dots to the back before applying the angel to the center top of your oval. Lastly, Stamp the “Noel” stamp from the HCPC-3997Starry Noel Angel Cling Stamp Set in Encore Gold Ink and Heat Emboss in Ranger Gold embossing powder then cut out with coordinating die. Attach this to the bottom center of the oval to finish the card.

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.



Love, Melanie

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Purple Courtyard Roses

Welcome back friends,

Guess what day it is??? That's right! It is Inspiration Wednesday and I have a brand new card design for you all featuring Heartfelt Creation Products. This card was a really special card design as I created two cards at once. Both cards turned out differently but similar. The other one a little more masculine as it was given to my husband for our 29th Wedding anniversary back in May. It was his first official Heartfelt Card and the first time I attempted making 2 cards at once. They turned out both individual in their own right but both special. I hope you like this one as much as he liked his. Lets take a look...




 
 
Instructions:

Cut a 6 X 12” card base and score at the 6” mark to form a basic 6X6” card base. From the HCDP1-2110 Calla Lily Paper Collection choose a soft lavender 6x6” paper panel and with the HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers, ink the edges with Deep Purple Archival ink. Glue this panel to the card front. Using the HCD1-7398 French Courtyard Die, cut 2 of the largest dies, once in white cardstock and once in HCGP1-493 Luxe Silver Cardstock. Glue these together using Dries Clear Adhesive so that the white is on top and the silver is offset underneath. From this same die set, create the center medallion by cutting the smallest circle die and the medallion die together out of Luxe Silver Cardstock. For the purple happy birthday layer, use 3 dies together; the happy birthday die along with both circle dies, one smaller and one larger. Lastly to create the silver that lies behind the happy birthday sentiment, remove the happy birthday die from the 3 dies in the previous step and just cut the 2 circles together. (Hint: It is best to use lots of tape to secure dies from moving when working with multiples). Glue the purple happy birthday sentiment to the Luxe Silver ring created and add 3D pop dots to the back. Glue down the center medallion flat against the card base using the sentiment as a guide to center. Then attach the sentiment.


Stamp the Roses 3X in Deep Purple Archival Ink from HCPC-3906 Small Wild Rose Cling Stamp Set. 3 medium and 4 small flowers will be needed to complete the card. With a Makeup sponge applicator brush, ink the centers lightly with Tea Rose Archival Ink and then cut with coordinating dies. Using the Stack and Store Daubers ink the edges of each petal with Blue Violet Archival ink and run through the coordinating 3D Mold. Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit use a circular motion with the stylus tool and press down into the center of each petal center. Lastly poke a hole in the center of each flower using the Grooved Golf Tools. For the Large Flower alternate 3 petals and use the Medium Pastel Stamen in the center. Using hot glue, glue in place. For the smaller flowers alternate 2 petals and use the Small Pastel Stamens and also secure in place with hot glue.


Stamp the smaller flowers 1 time using the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set. This one stamp stamps multiple petals, I used the smaller set of flowers. Stamp in Versacolor White Pigment Ink onto Rajni Chawla’s Vellum paper and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with coordinating die and add Lettuce Surprise You Prills to the center with hot glue. For the leaves stamp 2X in Leaf Green using the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set. Cut with coordinating die and then lightly color the edges with Leaf Green.


To finish the card simply arrange the leaves and flowers around one corner of the center sentiment making sure to still be able to read the sentiment. The glue gun was used to attach flowers and leaves. Finish the inside of the card as desired.

 

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

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