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!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - One Sheet Wonder Cards & Box

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a fun gift idea using Heartfelt Creations designer papers, stamps and dies!  A while back I created a "one sheet wonder" for a 6" x 6" piece of pattern paper.  I loved how it came out, so I decided to do one with HC's beautiful papers!  Here are the 6 cards I made.

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I love how these all coordinate together, it makes such a pretty gift!  I also made a gift box to go with these using HC's stamps.

If you're not familiar with "one sheet wonders", basically you use a piece of designer paper (or make your own), cut it into pieces using a pattern and make cards with the pieces.  I made the pattern for these and posted it in February on this post here  if you would like to read more about it or try making one yourself for a gift!

For lots more inspiration, please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see what all the talented designers have created for you this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 209 - Here Comes the Girls
Word Art Wednesday #83 - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge #10 - Bingo - Ribbons/Flowers/Bows
Paper Playtime #11 - Two or More Ribbons
Tuesday Throwdown #150 - Embossing

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope I leave you a little inspired!



Sun Kissed One Sheet Wonder 6x6 Cards and Box

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3535 – Sun Kissed Tags & Basket PreCut Set
HCPC 3536 – Sun Kissed Fleur Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3537 – Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3538 – Sun Kissed Fleur Border & Corner PreCut Set
HCPC 3520 – Botanical Oval PreCut Set
HCPC 3363 – Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3354 – Classic Message PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC1 233 – Sun Kissed Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Baja Breeze (SU), Capers (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Copper Microbeads (Recollections), Snow Embossing Powder (Recollections), adhesive pearls, charm, Bow-Easy, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze Seam Bindings (RAK from Jill – SU), distressing tool, embossing folders: Paper Lace II (Cuttlebug), Four Petal Flower (Sizzix), Framed Tulips (SU), Deco Fan Punch (Martha Stewart), make-up applicators, Marine Green Pencil (Prismacolor)

Box: Use A-2 Box Tutorial ( using Baja Breeze for base and Natural White for cover.  Decorate cover before adhering together.  Add mats to sides of box with designer paper and inks edges using the following measurements: cut 2 at 5-15/16” x 7/8” and 2 at 4-3/4” x 7/8”.  Mat top of box with Baja Breeze measuring 4-3/4” x 6” distressing edges.   For image, cut Natural White 4-9/16” x 5-13/16”.  Stamp large corner image (Sun Kissed Fleur Border & Corner) and small swirl (Sun Kissed Fleur Swirl) in opposite corners with Onyx Black Ink.  Color with inks and pencil, emboss with folder and distress edges.

On separate piece of Natural White, stamp flowers, tag image and sentiment on tag and color same way.  Die cut flowers and fussy cut tag.  Add tag with pop dots.  Assemble flower and add flowers as shown.  Add microbeads, bow and adhesive pearls.
Cards: (This is a One Sheet Wonder technique where a piece of designer paper is cut a certain way and used to create a matching set of cards.)  Cut piece of designer paper 6” x 6” and use cutting layout for 6x6 One Sheet Wonder here.   All cards measure 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”.  Mat measurements are 3/16” larger, except for small designer paper pieces for Card #3 & 5 which are 1/8” larger for a thinner mat.

Card #1: Natural White base, mat with designer paper and ink edges.  Stamp sentiment, wrap ribbon around mat and add to base.  Mat designer piece #1 with Capers and Baja Breeze and add to card with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls.
Card #2: Natural White base embossed with Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and stamp sentiment on bottom.  Mat designer paper piece #2 with Capers and Baja Breeze, wrap Baja Breeze Ribbon around and add to base with pop dots.  Add bow, adhesive pearls and charm.
Card #3: Natural White base.  Cut mat with Baja Breeze, stamp it with Sun Kissed Background image using VersaMark and heat emboss with Snow Embossing Powder.  Wrap lace around mat and glue to base.  Mat the three designer paper pieces #3 with Natural White and Baja Breeze and glue together.  For narrow mats cut as follows: Natural White at 4-5/16” x 2”, Baja Breeze at 4-5/16” x 1-13/16” and glue together.  For top mat, cut Natural White at 4-1/2” x 1-1/16”, punch bottom with Deco Fan Punch and emboss remainder of piece with Paper Lace II folder.  Trim off top of mat so that pieces fit together as shown, glue together and add to base with pop dots.  Add three designer paper pieces as shown.  Add adhesive pearls and bow.

Card #4: Natural White base, mat with Baja Breeze and stamp sentiment on bottom.  Cut Natural White piece at 4” x 3-13/16” and emboss with Four Petal Flower folder.  Glue piece to mat as shown, wrap ribbon around and add to base with pop dots.  Mat the two designer paper pieces #4 with Capers and Baja Breeze and add to base with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls.
Card #5: Baja Breeze base, mat with Natural White.  Emboss upper portion with Paper Lace II folder, stamp sentiment on bottom, wrap ribbon around and glue to base.  Cut Natural White at 2-1/8” x 3-1/8” and glue four designer paper pieces #4 as shown.  Cut second mat with Baja Breeze at 2-5/16” x 3-5/16” and glue together.  Add to card with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls.

Card #6: Natural White base, mat with Baja Breeze, then with designer paper.  Stamp sentiment on bottom.  Mat designer paper piece #6 with Capers and Baja Breeze, then add to card with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls. 



  1. These are absolutely gorgeous! Very clever!

  2. I love your work, Kathy! It is so clean and inviting. This card ensemble is wonderful!

  3. This set is amazing, lots of work but man the reward is gorgeous!!!!

  4. Oh my they are all beautiful, love the designs and such a Lovely box to put them all in, quite the lucky person to receive this gift!

  5. Love that you colored before embossing. It gives a really nice effect. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  6. Kathy...what a wonderful project...i think I'll have to grab a sheet of my fav. Dsp and give this a try....Your cards are just so beautiful!!

  7. These are all gorgeous, I especially love the box top!

  8. What a great idea,Your gift box and cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  9. Such a wonderful matching set Kathy. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Here Come The Girls challenge x

  10. Lovely matching set in complimentary colours!x

  11. Wow, what a wonderful idea. Love your set. Thanks so much for joining us at NMWC, I do hope to see you again next month. Suzanne. PS Going to have a go at this idea myself, thanks.

  12. Kathy, I am just amazed at the cards you create using one sheet of dp! These are just gorgeous!

  13. These are gorgeous. Love the cards and beautiful box you created for them.

  14. Amazing creation! Beautiful project:)
    Hugs Nikki x

  15. What a GORGEOUS series of cards, Kathy. They're just lovely and it's a blessing that you stop by and share with us in our challenges. I consider it a personal favor, and I'm SO grateful that you share with us.
    God bless your week with His goodness and His love. You are such a blessing to me!
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Kathy,
    The cards are truly amazing and the box is icing on an already scrumptious cake.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. Your participation at WAW
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. WOW!! A really wonderful set of cards and your box is stunning.
    Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
    Sue xx

  18. This is sweet. Thanks for joining us at PPT.
    DT PPT

  19. I saw your link on Word Art Wednesday and wanted to come by and say what a gorgeous set of cars these are!

  20. Wow what a beautiful set of Cards with an Awesome Box! Great colour choice too! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

  21. Thank you for the lovely idea. Its is beautiful! XX


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