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Archive for the ‘Heartfelt Creations’ Category

Cottage Cutz Holiday Lights card

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Lights are so a part of the Holiday celebration, you see them on homes, parks and businesses around the World.  It’s no wonder that I absolutely adored this die from the moment I saw it.


I incorporated Cottage Cutz Holiday Lights die into my Christmas card today.  I wanted to share how you could take one focal panel from a paper collection and make your card as I’ve shown here.  So many collections including Heartfelt Creations (which today’s decorative paper comes from) have cut aparts or decorative elements on their papers that could easily be cut to fit the front of a card base.  Mine today is a standard A2 sized card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, using white for the card itself and accenting with magenta ink around the edges.


This die comes with little bulbs you can cut from different colored papers but I wanted to see how it would work to cut one strand from white cardstock and use my pens to color them to match my color scheme.  Worked great although I had a few hiccups along the way, I left them in the video so you can say ‘looks like something I’d do’ and I also showed the quick fixes to rectify the errors.  That’s so much of what paper crafting is all about, we all make mistakes but it’s often very easy to fix the boo boo and no one is the wiser.  I pulled out my Glitter Snow again, I just love this stuff for giving that snowy look to my projects.


Today’s video will also show you a slick trick for getting your glitter onto your script, and most important having it stay.  I used an older die from the Spellbinders Nestabilites line called Classic Scalloped Squares for my  sentiment to rest on and the words from Tim Holtz Holiday Words die set.  I hope you’ll join me below on the video as I walk you through the whole process of creating this card.  Directly below you’ll find the supply  list from the store.

Thanks everyone,

You can visit me on A Soul’s Heartbeat on Blogger or Facebook

Supplies from the Store:

CC-018: Cottage Cutz Holiday Lights with Birds
S4-127: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Classic Scalloped Squares Large
660058: Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words Script 
T-001: Spellbinders
 Tool ‘n One
657900: – Sizzix Big Shot

Supplies from my Stash:  White cardstock; Glossy Accents; Copic markers; Aleene’s Glitter Snow; Glitter; pearls, decorative paper focal panel


My Favorite Nut!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

I’ve said it many times before but you won’t be surprised to hear it again.  Masculine cards or father’s day cards are hard to come up with ideas for!  At least for me that is.  So I’m always super excited when I find a new collection geared toward the men in my life.

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Let me introduce you to Heartfelt Creations newest collection, All Geared Up!  Perfect for those pesky men who like a no-frills, no-bling and Heaven forbid, no-flower card!  Heartfelt Creations has added just the right touch of grunge and manliness to this paper collection to speak to the heart of just about all the men on my card making list!  I love the Grunged up backgrounds and stamps that don’t gush and grin but just talk to the Man!

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I have a very dear friend whose birthday is next month and he’s a ‘do it yourselfer’ so this is going to be perfect for him.  I used a scrap of a cardboard box lid to make my gears.  I use a Big Shot from Sizzix and had absolutely no problem cutting the cardboard with it.  I did add a couple of shims to give a little more pressure through the layers.  Adding some Gathered Twig and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks by Tim Holtz gives the gears that rusty, worn look.  I love them!

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I used some of the decorative papers from the collection to stamp the screw and bots on and then fussy cut them out to place along side my sentiment and popped up as an accent on the front of my card.  The stamp comes complete with the sentiment that’s on the front of my card along with the images of the screw and bolts.  I didn’t want to stamp them together so I carefully cut the images away from the printed verbiage making 3 stamps instead of 1.  Now don’t gasp and hold your breath! You really can do this, just be careful where you cut and try not to cut at an angle, just straight up and down.

Come join me on the video, I have more tips and ideas to share with you, a fast-forwarded put it together of the card process and more still photos to inspire you to make cards for those Guys in your life!  I love this collection, it’s going to be one of my favorites I’m sure!  All supplies are listed below.

Supplies from the store:

HCDP1-248: Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up 12 x 12 Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Die Set
HCPC-3633: Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Nuts and Bolts Stamps
HCPC-3634:  Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up  Tarnished Gears Stamps
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs
TIM90910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Supplies from my stash:

Kraft cardstock; Aleene’s Paper Glaze; Prima Junkyard Findings, brads; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; ATG; Close to My Heart Paper Ripper; Tim Holtz Distressor

Thanks everyone for joining me,

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Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Cards

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Today I have the pleasure of sharing the Arianna Blooms die & stamp set by Heartfelt Creations. This is a beautiful set to work with. I love the fact that out of one stamp, you can get so many different looks.

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The quality of Heartfelt Creations is impressive. Their stamps give you such a great impression each and every time. They are mounted on cling foam, which can be used on an acrylic block. I have even used them without a block, and still get a great impression. With the matching die, there is no fussy cutting necessary. They cut out perfect each and every time, saving you time.

The possibilities are endless with a stamp like this. You can stamp any color you’d like, then color them with pencils, copic markers, ink, watercolor pencils, whatever you’d like….even spray them with your favorite color mists.

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What I like to do, once I’ve stamped and cut them out, is add some dimension to them. A way to achieve that is by lightly spraying with water. You want to break the fibers of the paper by using a stylus & rubbing the petals in a circular motion, then dragging down the petal toward the middle. Once you’ve done that with each petal, flip it right side up, and make a circular motion in the center of the petal…this will give it dimension. Adhere them largest to smallest, using hot glue, or wet glue alternating the petals each time. You can add the stamen that come in this set, or a rhinestone, or pearl…what ever you’d like. Another method is by bending each petal (about 4 at a time) around a pencil, or paint brush, giving them a curve. For a dimensional flower, you can add about 4-5 of them on top of each other. Use 3-4 of the medium sized petals to form a bud for the center of your flower. After cupping the first one together, add that to the second one, then the third, then the fourth. That will form your “bud”. Add that into your larger petals. That Is what I did to make the large white flower on my card. In my video, I show how I achieved this.

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To make the card, I used an 8 1/2 x 7 1/2″ sized paper. On the 7 1/2″ side, I scored it at 3 3/4″, which will fit into a business sized envelope. I added two mats that I cut from the Cameo, using Heidi Swapp’s “Vintage Chic” paper collection, first distressing the edges. I added two different flowers, using the Arianna Blooms set, along with lace, a doily, leaves cut from the Silhouette Cameo, and a few flourishes. I added 3 pink flowers, to give it some color. Along the lace, I added pearls. This card turned out beautiful, because they focus on the two flowers made from the Arianna Blooms stamp set. My card will need to be hand delivered, or sent in a bubble envelope, since it is so dimensional.

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I have a video, showing how I made this card, from start to finish. I also show how I shaped some of these flowers. Please check it out if you’re interested.

Products used:
Heartfelt Creations:
Arianna Blooms stamps: SKU: HCPC-3608
Arianna Blooms die: SKU:HCD-748
Spectrum Noir pencils in Primary: SKU:SPECL-PRIMARY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
Worn Lipstick: SKU:TIM21513
Spun Sugar: SKU:TIM27164

Products from my stash:
Cardstock, Versamark ink, lace, pearl trim, flowers, doily, white embossing powder, scor-board, stylus, stamping pad, friskars stamp press.

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Heartfelt Creations Tag using Spectrum Noir!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I’m loving the weather we are having lately! We’ve had such an unusually warm October this year, that I’m glad it’s finally cooling down. It’s finally feeling like fall…which leads me to my project I have to share with you today. I made a fall tag, using Heartfelt Creations, and Spectrum Noir colored pencils.

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I had colored all my images using Spectrum Noir colored pencils. This was my first time using these pencils, and I was so impressed with how easy they colored, and how easy I was able to get some very pretty shading.

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I had stamped the Sunflower Bouquet stamp, using Chestnut roan ink. I also stamped the Classic Sunflower, and used the Die to cut it out.

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I cut two tags from the Silhouette, using Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower 12×12 paper collection.  I inked all my flowers, papers, and images with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage photo. To my tag, I added a ticket that I cut from the paper collection, along with some satin ribbon, and a little jute twine. I added a few pearls as well. This tag made a cute embellishment for a small gift bag. I used a brown paper bag, after adding a few treats, I folded over the top a couple of time, added a staple to keep it shut, and added my tag to the front. It was a perfect addition to dress up this little bag.

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I really hope you’ve enjoyed my project this week…it was fun to make & I’m so happy you stopped by!

Here is a process video showing how I made this tag:

Products used:
Spectrum Noir Pencils Primary: SKU:SPECL-PRIMARY
Silhouette Cameo: New for pre-order: SKU:SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-2-3T
Heartfelt Creations:
Classic Sunflower 12×12 paper: SKU:HCDP1-247
Classic Sunflower Die: SKU:HCD-753
Classic Sunflower Stamp: SKU:HCPC-3626
Sunflower Bouquet Stamp: SKU:HCPC-3628
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool: SKU:IBT40965

Pencil colors used on the Sunflower Bouquet: All from The Spectrum Noir Primary collection:
Bucket: 065, 068, 066.  Sunflowers: 017, 087, 084, 107.  Floral spray:  029, 034, 035.  Leaves:  050, 052. Single flower: 078.

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Hearts, Hearts Everywhere

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Karen N here from Craftily Yours, sharing a couple projects using Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper and Spellbinders Cascading Hearts Card Front Die!

For my first project, I made my hubby a birthday card.  He’s four years older than me, and I’m constantly telling him that he’s “Much, Much Older” – so the vintage-feel to this card is perfect for him.  For the small piece on the right side of the card, I ran it through my Big Shot with the cascading hearts die.  I love the way that it turned out!


For my second project, I decided to scrap a picture of me, my family and my brother and his family with our grandfather at Thanksgiving.  Gramps loved his pie!  In this card, again, I used the cascading hearts die to create the element in the lower left corner.  The shape is cut with Spellbinders Labels 16.  This die is great for creating fun card fronts, but it has so many other uses as well.  It’s super fun!  The flowers are fussy cut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Stash paper.  The title is cut with Sizzix Triplits tag dies.


To see more of my project, check out my video:

Supplies used from Cut@Home:

Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper SKU: HCDP1-237

Spellbinders Cascading Hearts Card Front die SKU: S4-457

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Stash paper SKU: TH93110

Sizzix Triplits tag dies SKU: 659930

Supplies from my stash:

Timeless Twine

Spellbinders Labels 16

Unity Stamp {Consider Yourself Vintage}

Stampin’ Up Early Espresso Ink

UmWow Studio Confetti Hearts


Craftily yours,


Techniques in Fussy Cutting

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Karen N here with some fun projects using super fun and trendy fussy cutting techniques.  Last week, I did a card using fussy cutting, and I had so much fun that I thought I’d do a few more!  All of my cards today use Heartfelt Creations Paper and Magnolia Rubber Stamps.

The first card uses Heartfelt Creations {Classic Sunflower Collection} paper and Magnolia {Tilda Scarecrow} stamp.


In fussy cutting this image, I didn’t want to cut all of the super fine detail around her hat.  Instead, I just cut it into a straight line and then took my marker and colored in the outline.  I also cut the feet at the stamp line so that I could cut the “inside the legs” part out.  Finally, the stamp has one of the mittens falling off, but I wanted to attach it back on, so I cut that hand off and taped the mitten in its place.  I colored this image with Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor markers.  The lace and crinkle ribbon are from 3 Girl JAM, and I added some enamel dots.

The second card I made uses Heartfelt Creations {Frosty Blanket} paper and Magnolia {Jingle Bell Rudolph} stamp.


In this card, I didn’t want to cut that small detail in Rudolph’s antlers or the teeny piece of ribbon,  I cut the image without these elements and then stamped the image onto the pattern paper and colored those elements right onto the pattern paper.  I love that the bottom part of Rudolph’s body is hanging off that circle.  I think it adds fun movement to the card.  The snowflake is cut using my Big Shot and the NEW Spellbinders {Snowflake Bliss} dies, and I added some 3 Girl JAM lace and Timeless Twine.

The final card I made uses Heartfelt Creations {Frosty Blanket} paper and Magnolia {A Joyful Tilda} stamp.


In this card, I wanted to keep the little teeny details in her fun curly hair.  I used a very light blue alcohol marker and added a thin shadow outline around the entire image.  Then I cut the image with a small border.  I added some 3 Girl JAM lace and crinkle ribbon, some flowers and some sequins.

Be sure to watch the video to see more about my fussy cutting techniques!

And to see my project from last week, check out my blog post – here!  Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



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