Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Merry Christmas Sleigh


Happy Wednesday!

I'm finally back with a post! So sorry to be absent lately! I've been on vacation and also busy working for Heartfelt Creations behind the scenes...keeping me busy:)

My card this week is from the new Celebrate the Season Collection released July 13th. I love the colors in this collection! There is something so calming about the teal and lavender colors together and I love that it's a little different from the typical red and green for Christmas.




I used the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection for the background mat and to cut the pre-printed sleigh. The other pieces, flowers, presents and mittens, were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. All of these pieces, including the sleigh, have matching dies to cut them with which makes things so much easier!

Here's a little close up of the flowers for you.




Emma Lou has a wonderful video for you here to show you how to shape the poinsettia flowers and holly. She also shows you some great tips and techniques along with a complete look at the collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #240-241 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Merry Christmas Sleigh

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3747 - Celebrate the Season Cling
HCPC 3745 - Ornate Sleigh Cling
HCPC 3748 - Gift Wrapped Presents Cling
HCD1-7106 - Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-7104 - Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCDP1-268 - Celebrate the Season Designer Paper
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Teal Zeal Memento Ink
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter

Other products: Paper: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, adhesive pearls, Lavender Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Diamond Stickles, snowflake button, sponge, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Parma Violet, Violet, Dark Purple, Muted Turquoise, Peacock Blue, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Lavender, Cobalt Turquoise

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 9" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" and fold create top-fold card base. Cut light aqua snowflake designer paper 4 5/16" x 5 5/16", ink edges with Teal Zeal using a sponge and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Die cut pre-colored sleigh from designer paper using the matching Celebrate the Season Die. Ink edges with Teal Zeal, stamp sentiment with Onyx Black Ink as pictured and set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp mittens, small and large flowers/holly and presents. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut all images with their matching dies. Shape flowers/holly with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add sleigh to card using Double Dots. Add presents inside sleigh using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add mittens to sleigh using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue under bow. Add flowers to sleigh using glue dots.

Make triple loop bow using Lavender Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add snowflake button to bow using glue dots. Add Sage Advice Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls to top right. Embellish elements on card with Diamond Stickles and then Shell White Glitter as desired.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mulberry Orchid Bouquet


Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with another card using the Botanic Orchid Collection of stamps and matching dies! This time I'm using the beautiful Botanic Window Die with the orchids and hummingbirds!




There are different ways you can use the window die, I opted to just use the outside of it so I could put the sentiment in the middle.

The flowers and hummingbirds are all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then cut with their matching dies.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a sneak peek of the new Christmas collection, Celebrate the Season, being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #238-239 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Mulberry Orchid Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling
HCPC 3743 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3742 - Regal Hummingbird Cling
HCD1 7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCD1 7102 - Regal Hummingbird Die
HCD1-7100 - Botanic Window Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Peacock Blue

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/4" x 6". Cut White cardstock two times 4 3/4" x 6", score at 1/8" on short side of one sheet, add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Die cut Botanic Window Die with white cardstock creating an open window as pictured and set aside.

Stamp orchid bouquet, hummingbirds and orchid accent on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all images with matching dies. Arrange window, flowers and birds as desired to get an idea of where to stamp sentiment on card base. Stamp sentiment on base and then adhere all other elements using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue. Add Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls around Botanic Window die.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Botanic Orchid Hummingbird


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations project, once again using the  new Botanic Orchid Collection released last week.  This time I have a very clean and simple card using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling.




Both the image and sentiment are from the same set. The hummingbird and floral image also has a matching die, the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die, that I used here to "pop" it onto the card.

The image was colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. The flower center has Heart of Gold Prills added with glue.

You can see lots more creative inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations Blog from the talented designers!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #234-235 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Botanic Orchid Hummingbird

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3743 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling
HCD1 7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Olive Green, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Sand, Jasmine, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Peacock Blue

Instructions: Tent fold card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 11" x 4 1/4", score at 5 1/2" and fold to create base. Stamp hummingbird and floral branch image from the Botanic Orchid Bouquet set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut image with matching die. Stamp sentiment from the same set on lower right of card base using black ink. Add die cut image to card as pictured using pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls to top right.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Botanic Orchid Collection Release


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Botanic Orchid Collection!

For my card this week, I used the Botanic Orchid Wishes and Regal Hummingbird Sets and their matching dies.





The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Love these little hummingbirds! The mats were cut from the matching designer papers.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a new video showing how she created the beautiful orchids on her cards.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #234-#235 - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Botanic Orchid Wishes

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling
HCPC 3742 - Regal Hummingbird Cling
HCD1 7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCD1 7102 - Regal Hummingbird Die
HCPC1 267 - Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Razzberry, Tahiti, Baja Blue (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, make up applicators, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Sand, Jasmine, Pale Sage, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Peacock Blue

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x  5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 9" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut pink designer paper 4 1/4" x 5 5/16" and ink edges lightly with Razzberry Chalk Ink. Cut aqua designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 1/8" and ink edges with Tahiti and Baja Blue Chalk Inks. Glue mats together and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp Botanic Orchid Wishes image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Color one image completely and the flowers only (upper left) on the second image. Stamp hummingbirds from Regal Hummingbird set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color the two birds shown. Die cut all images with matching dies. Trim Botanic Orchid Wishes image dow to 3 13/16" x 4 7/8". Add this to the mats with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add two birds and extra floral piece as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls to top right.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pink Sun Kissed Eyelet Oval


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!

This week I am using an older set, Sun Kissed Fleur Cling and matching Sun Kissed Fleur Die and leaves from the Burst of Splendor Collection.



Here is a little close up of the flowers for you.



The technique I used on the flowers is explained here on this blog post if you want to learn more about it. It is a very easy coloring technique and it comes out pretty.

The flowers are arranged around the Eyelet Oval Die, love this beautiful die!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week! There is also a sneak peek of the next collection being released in June along with a new video from Emma Lou!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #232-233 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Pink Sun Kissed Eyelet Oval

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3533 - Sun Kissed Fleur Cling
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf Cling
HCD1-776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCD1-734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD1-736 - Classic Leaf Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One
Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel

Other products: Papers: Neenah Natural White, Textured White Plum (The Paper Studio); Inks: VersaMark, Perfect Plumeria, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder (Tattered Lace), distressing tool, button, fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, embossing buddy, heat tool, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White cardstock 9" x 6", score at 4 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut Textured White Plum cardstock 4 5/8" x 5 13/16", emboss with folder, distress edges and glue to card base.

Using Eyelet Oval Die, cut scalloped edge and eyelet center with Natural White cardstock and solid center with Textured White Plum cardstock. Glue eyelet center and solid center together, add to scalloped edge with Scotch Mounting Tape and add all to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp flowers and leaves on Natural White cardstock with VersaMark and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. Color flowers with Perfect Plumeria Ink and leaves with Tea Leaves Ink using make-up applicators. Sprite back of flowers and leaves and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. (Refer to this tutorial for instructions on stamping, coloring and shaping flowers and leaves with this techniques.) Once dry, arrange flowers and leaves as pictured clipping leaves apart as needed to fit around flowers and glue down with Art Institute Glue. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

Make a multi-loop fiber bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add heart button to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Peach Tropical Hibiscus


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release for May from Heartfelt Creations, the Under the Sea Collection! Here is a little more about this new collection!

Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air.  Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside.  The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in.  Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure.  A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors.  Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you.  Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations.   The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul.  Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms.  The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design.  We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!

For my card this week, I decided to create peach hibiscus flowers using the Tropical Hibiscus stamp and matching die.




The flowers were done using a technique I did a tutorial on here on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  It's a quick and easy technique and I love the softness of the color and how the cream lines of the stamp image show through. These were stamped on Natural White cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. I then colored these with chalk inks using make-up applicators.

The beautiful background die is from the Regal Borders & Pockets Die that I cut on Natural White on each side. I then place a piece of the designer paper over it like a mat. I just love this die, so elegant!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou has a new video for you also showing you how to quickly color and shape the hibiscus flower and a great view of the new collection.

I'm submitting this to the following Challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #230-#231 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Peach Tropical Hibiscus

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3736 - Tropical Hibiscus Cling
HCPC 3740 - Heartfelt Wishes Cling
HCD1-796 - Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-779 - Regal Borders & Pockets Die
HCDP1-266 - Under the Sea Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Paper: Natural White (Neenah); Inks: VersaMark, Pink Grapefruit, Red Brick, Oasis Green ( VersaMagic); Accessories: Fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, Bisque Liquid Pearls, distressing tool, make-up applicators, water spritzer, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" x 6". Cut Natural White 6" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut green designer paper 5 1/8" x 5 7/8", distress edges, ink with Oasis Green and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape   Cut Natural White 5 1/8" x 6", die cut each side with Regal Borders and Pockets Die, trim excess on each end and add to card with Scotch Mounting Tape  Cut green designer paper 5 3/8" x 1 7/8", stamp sentiment with black ink as pictured, distress edges, ink edges with Oasis Green and glue over border die cut as shown.

Stamp Tropical Hibiscus flowers and leaves on Solar White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder from underneath. Color Flowers with Pink Grapefruit and Red Brick and leaves with Oasis Green using make-up applicators. Die cut with matching Tropical Hibiscus Die, spritz backs of flowers and leaves with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. Refer to video here for a tutorial on this technique.

Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue  Make a multi-loop bow with fibers and Bow-Easy Tool. Add bow, leaves and flowers as shown using Art Institute Glue  Add dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls to stamens and other areas as desired.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Berry Sweet Card


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration! This week I have another card using the Berry Cafe Collection!



I used the designer paper for the mat and stamped the sentiment directly on it. The flower and bee image is from the Sweet As Honey Set that I stamped twice, once for the flower and bee and again for just the bee. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut each with a matching die. They are each "popped" on to the mat and I added some Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower center.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week. Also, this week we say goodbye to 4 of our designers and we welcome 10 new designers to the team.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #228 - #229 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3735 - Sweet As Honey Cling
HCPC 3689 - Berries and Peaches Cling
HCD1-795 - Sweet As Honey Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Shabby Shutters Distress; Accessories: green silk ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, pearl floss, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, distressing tool, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Goldenrod, Jasmine, White, 10% Cool Grey, Prussian Green, Dark Green

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". Cut Ruby Slipper 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold crease to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4" x 5" and distress edges. Cut card panel (pictured) from designer paper, stamp sentiment on lower right with Onyx Black, ink edges with Shabby Shutters and glue to white mat. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp flower and bee image twice on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color entire image on one and the bee only on the second image using pencils and minerals spirits. Die cut with matching dies and add to upper right corner of card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add bee over image with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue.

Make multi-loop bow and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread pearl floss in button and add button to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Berry Sweet Basket


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! This week I have a cute basket made with the Berry Cafe Collection!





I wish pictures would do this justice! The contrast of the red and white with the designer papers is so beautiful in real life! If you click on the photo, you can get a closer view of the basket.

I've had this basket tutorial pinned for quite a while and have been wanting to try this out. I thought it would be perfect with the Berry Cafe Collection of berries and flowers.

Here's a slightly different view of the basket where you can see the inside a little bit.




The base of the basket is made with Ruby Slipper cardstock and decorated with white cardstock and the Berry Cafe Paper Collection. I love this little basket and it really wasn't too hard to put together once I figured out the measurements from metric. These would make really cute gift baskets, especially for Mother's Day coming up!

The tutorial I used can be found here on Wenche Wold's Blog. Thank you Wenche for sharing your tutorial!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #228-#229 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet Basket

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCDP1-265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Shabby Shutters Distress; Accessories: Lace, red trim, 1/4" and 1/8" Scor-Tape, Arrow Border Punch (EK Success), ribbon, Scotch Mounting Tape, Bow-Easy Tool, water spritzer

Instructions: Basket measures 4" x 4" and is 8 1/2" high including handle. I used this http://wenchespapirverden.blogspot.com/2013/05/tutorial.html tutorial to make this basket. I converted the measurements from her metric ones to the following: cut Ruby Slipper 12" x 12", score at 4" and 8", turn and repeat scoring. Follow her instructions for cutting the flaps on each side.

Cut the large (12" x 12") designer paper sheet (pictured) as follows: 5 - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 2 - 7/8" x 12". Cut the 2 small (6" x 6") designer paper sheets of the same design as follows: 12 - 7/8" x 4 1/8". Ink all edges of designer papers with Shabby Shutters.

Cut white cardstock as follows: 12 - 1 3/4" x 4 1/8" and 1 - 1 3/4" x 12". Punch all long edges of the white pieces with the edge punch on both sides. (Note: the width of these pieces will depend on the edge punch you use as stated in her tutorial. The punch I used needed to be 1 3/4" wide in order to be 1 1/4" wide after punching. You will need to test this out on scrap paper in order to get the fit you want for your edge punch.)

Glue the 5 designer paper squares to the inside of the basket leaving two top, center sides unglued to insert the handles in. Glue the white and designer paper strips together centering them.

Follow the tutorial instructions for adhering the short strips to the outside of the basket sides. Assemble the basket and adhere together using Scor-Tape. Finish adhering the strips on outside of basket per the tutorial. Add handle with Scor-Tape inserting in unglued space between the designer paper and basket side. Add lace and trim on top edge of basket using Scor-Tape. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 3/8" wide and add to bottom of basket using 1/8" Scor-Tape to give the basket a finished look on the bottom. Make 2 multi-loop bows with red gingham ribbon and add to base of handle on each side using glues dots.

Stamp Berry Blossom Cling on Solar White with Black Onyx stamping off the color on scrap paper first to get a softer shade of black. Select two small blooms, spritz lightly with water on backs and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, add Heart of Gold Prills to centers using Art Institute Glue. Glue to bow centers once dry using glue dots.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Berry Sweet - Berry Cafe Collection


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Berry Cafe Collection!

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch. Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations. The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer. Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine. Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees. After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

I just love this sweet collection! Some adorable images of little girls and boy, ice cream, strawberries - perfect collection for summer!

Here is my card for today!




I used the Berry Cafe Paper Collection and one of the Cut Mat Create Dies to create the "frame" for the card. The images are from 3 different stamps sets that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love this combination of red, pink and light aqua, so cheery looking!

The flowers, strawberry swirls, sentiment ticket and the cute little girl are all cut with matching dies...makes things so much easier and fun to create with! The little flower spray on the top right corner was fussy cut and added...I didn't have the right color embellishments so I decided to do this instead!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful work by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a wonderful video for you using this collection showing you a quick and easy coloring technique using inks, sponge daubers and the Dove Blender Pen.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #226 - 227 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCPC 3732 - Blooming Berries Cling
HCPC 3734 - Berry Cafe Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-794 - Berry Cafe Die
HCD1-745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD1-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP1 265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Real Red; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem; Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, Scor-Tape 1/8", scissors, make-up applicators, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Diamond Stickles, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Crimson Red, Scarlet Red, Poppy Red, Tuscan Red, Black, Cream, Light Peach, Pink Rose, Beige Sienna, Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Light Umber, Espresso, Sepia, White, Cool Grey 10%, Chocolate

Instructions: Card measures 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Cut Real Red Card Stock twice at 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Score on one side of one piece at 1/4", add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut card panel pictured from designer paper, trim off green edges and die cut center using Cut Mat Create Large Rounded Square Die. Ink all edges with Turquoise Gem and place aside.

Stamp the following images with Onyx Black Ink on Solar White: girl and strawberry stand (Berry Cafe Cling), strawberries (Blooming Berries Cling), flowers and small corner flowers (Berry Blossoms Cling). Color all images with pencils using paper stumps and mineral spirits. Die cut girl, strawberries and flowers with matching dies. Fussy cut small corner flowers. Trim down strawberry stand image so that it fits in "window" created with card panel and adhere together with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add girl, strawberries and corner flowers to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Shape 5 of the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue to strawberries as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to all flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Die cut ticket sentiment from designer paper using Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Turquoise Gem Ink. Shape slightly with fingers and add to card as pictured using doubled Scotch Mounting Tape in center and Art Institute Glue on the ends. Embellish with Diamond Stickles as desired.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Leaping Frogs


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations! Today I have another cute card using Heartfelt Creations' Winking Frog Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers.




This was a super easy card to put together once the coloring of the frogs was done. I stamped the frogs on white cardstock, colored them with pencils and mineral spirits and cut them with the matching die. I then stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, popped the frogs on the bottom and added it to a card base matted with one of the card panels from the designer papers. So easy to put together!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new video tutorial for you on how to make paper floral corsages.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #222-223 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Leaping Frogs Together

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3729 - Leaping Frogs Cling
HCD1-792 - Leaping Frogs Die
HCPC1 264 - Winking Frog Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal

159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Old Olive (Stampin Up); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFile), Oasis Green (VersaMagic); Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian Green, Black, Olive Green, Jade Green, Celadon Green, Slate Grey, Marine Green, Dark Green, Kelp Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Make card base by cutting Old Olive 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold. Cut card panel (pictured) from designer paper, ink edges with Oasis Green and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Solar White paper 3 1/8" x 4 1/2", stamp sentiment on top center and glue to mat on card.

Stamp frog image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching die and add to bottom of card as shown using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add adhesive pearls.