Heartfelt Journey

Happy New Years Eve day everyone! Well, tomorrow starts a new year and it will probably fly by just like 2014. Here is my Heartfelt Creations design for the week to inspire your creativeness. I designed this card to have a more masculine feel; something for a dad or brother.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3598-World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3600-All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die Set
HCD2-752 Cut Mat Create 2B Die

Other Products Used: Neenah paper, Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-006, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine, Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap), Copic B0000, Decorative brads and brown cord.
Project Instructions: Create an A2 top fold card base using an olive drab card stock. From same card stock cut a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” piece of paper and emboss using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder; adhere to card base. Stamp the World Map onto an off white piece of card stock using Distress Frayed Burlap, outline the continents with Copic B0000, die cut using Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine and sponge the edges with Distress Brushed Corduroy. Die cut two Lacy Corner Flourishes (Cut Mat Create 2B Die) from a dark burgundy paper and adhere to map. Cut 1 large flower, 2 small flowers and 3 leaf boughs from the Sweet Juliet die set. Using decorative brads make the flowers. Stamp sentiment, trim to size, sponge edges and add decorative brad. Wrap map 3x with a dark brown cord and attach to card base using foam tape.  Arrange and adhere leaves and flowers to corners; add sentiment with foam tape over cord.

All Heartfelt Creations Products can be found here! Be sure to take a peek at all the Heartfelt Design Team members inspiration for the week on Heartfelt's blog!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by,


Christmas Greetings to All!

Merry Christmas everyone! Robin here with my Thursday inspiration of the week for Dies R Us and it happened to land on Christmas Day!  I'm wishing everyone the best of the holidays for you and your families.
For this card I used Memory Box Frostyville Wreath die. I made a white card base and used a red card stock for contrast. I then cut a white piece of card stock slightly smaller than the red and then embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. I heat embossed the greeting in silver and cut it out using a circle from  Spellbinders Celebration Circles.  I then added my ribbon to the embossed card and added to my card base. The red greeting was added with foam pop ups and the Frostyville Wreath was then added to the edge of my red circle.  The card was finished with rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Season's Greetings!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Merry Christmas Eve wishes to you and your families! Here is my Heartfelt Creations design of the week for you. This design uses the Christmas Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set which is from the Seasons of Joy Collection.
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCPC 3557 - Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC 3561 Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
452255 Grand Calibur
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
4GLD Gold Gala Glitz

Other Products Used: White Cardstock (Neenah), Gold Cardstock, Spellbinders Tag Die, Ranger Gold and Red Embossing Powder, VersaMark ink, 3M Spray Adhesive, Foam pop ups, May Arts ribbon and gold sparkle embellishment.

Project Instructions: Create a 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” top fold card base from white cardstock. Cut another piece of white cardstock to 5” x 5”; center Raindrops on Roses die and run through your Grand Calibur. Back the  5” x 5” piece of white cardstock, that you just used, with a matte gold paper and, using spray adhesive, adhere your die cut onto the gold; use foam pop ups and add to your card base.  Stamp the Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set with VersaMark ink onto red cardstock; heat emboss with gold embossing powder and cut out using Sun Kissed Fleur die. Shape flowers using Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat. Apply glue to centers of flowers and sprinkle with Gold Gala Glitz, let dry. Make a four loop bow and adhere to card. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock with VersaMark ink; heat emboss with red embossing powder, cut out using tag die and add gold sparkle embellishment. Arrange flowers onto card with glue and add tag with foam pop ups.
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and see the beautiful designs from the entire design team; lots of inspiration for your projects!

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by,


The Last Christmas Tree...

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! A week from today it will be too late for a Christmas card, so here is my last super quick card for the season! All that is required is one die and one sentiment!

I started with a white, top fold A2 card base and added a red card stock layer cut slightly smaller than the card base.  I cut the tree using Memory Box Sparkling Tree Tile die from white card stock, added a simple sentiment and adhered to my card base. Done in no time!

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Until next week, thanks for stopping by,


Wings of Love

Happy Wednesday everyone, here is my weekly Heartfelt Creations inspiration for you! Heartfelt's latest release, the Romantique Garden Collection, is just amazing! So many stamps, coordinating dies and the gorgeous paper pack that goes with the collection!

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3642 - Romantique Wings PreCut Set
HCDP1 249 Garden Romantique Paper Collection
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
452255 Grand Calibur
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products Used: White Card stock (Neenah), White Pearl paper, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Memento ink (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers #’s RV63,RV55, RV66, V12, V15, V17,YG13, YG17, G40 & G43), Distress ink (Shabby Shutters & Seedless Preserves), Clear Wink of Stella, 3M Foam Tape, Foam Pop Ups, 1/2” White seam binding, decorative brad, metal corner decorations and pearls.

Project Instructions: Create an A7 (5” x 7”) top fold card base from white card stock. Cut a piece of green paper from the Garden Romantique Paper Collection to 4 3/4” x 6 3/4”, distress edges, sponge with Shabby Shutters distress ink and adhere to card base. Stamp image onto white card stock and color with Copic markers; add Wink of Stella to stamped image. Cut image out using die from Spellbinders Majestic Labels set, lightly sponge edges with Shabby Shutters. Cut the largest frame, from pearl paper, using the Majestic Labels set; adhere frame to card with 3M foam tape, cut very thin. Using the next size die, cut the contrast frame from the Garden Romantique Paper Collection and adhere to card, inside the large frame. Add foam pop ups to back of stamped image and place on card.  Attach metal corners to large frame and add pearls to card. Cut pre-printed label from Garden Romantique Paper Collection using coordinating die from the Luggage and Tags Die Set; lightly sponge edges with Seedless Preserves. Make a four loop bow from seam binding, attach label with a decorative brad to ribbon and use large glue dots to adhere bow to card.

Stop by the Heartfelt Blog, not only will you see all the design team projects but detailed instructions are available for each design! The Heartfelt Creations store carries everything you need to create beautiful projects!

Thanks for stopping by,


Time for Thank Yous!

Welcome to the December 15th Dies R Us Challenge! My design for is a Thank You card and I can always use a bunch of them at this time of year! As always I try to keep it simple around the holidays and this card is very simple.

This card started with a white top fold A2 card base; I then cut a matte silver piece of card stock slightly smaller and added it to my card base. I added the snowflake paper to the top of the silver card stock. I used my favorite handwritten Thanks from Paper Smooches Dies and cut the word from a matte silver. The stitched banner is from Lawn Fawn, stamped my sentiment and adhered my word. I added brads to the banner and used foam pop ups to add to my card base.

Not only is Dies R Us the best on the web for die selection and price, but we have a great challenge twice a month! So check out the challenge blog, see what our current challenge theme is and submit your design! YOU could be the winner of a gift card!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by,


Heartfelt Stationary Box

Happy Wednesday everyone, here is my weekly Heartfelt Creations inspiration for you! I saw this fun stationary box on Betsy Veldman's blog Paper, Scissors and Superheroes and used the beautiful paper, stamps and dies from the Romantique Garden Collection.

I changed the size of the box to accommodate A2 size cards and you can find complete instructions here on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Be sure to check out all the design team members beautiful creations for the week and thanks for stopping by,

Merry Christmas Time is Here!

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my latest design for Dies R Us! You still have time to order your dies AND make your holiday cards! I got behind with the passing of my MIL and well, you know. So I will definitely be making quick and easy card next week.

This simple and quick card uses the Poppystamps Magnificent Merry die along with Tailored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1.  Create an A2 top fold card base from white card stock. Then cut two layers one from a matte silver and one from a designer paper; adhere both layers together. Cut your "merry" from red card stock, lightly sponge the top with white ink and adhere to your sandwiched layers. I used GIANT red rick rack and white grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the bottom of the layer.

Attach the layer to your card base with foam pop-ups, stamp your sentiment and then cut out with your tag die. Add the tag to your card with a glue dot and finish with a red gem.

Dies R Us has so many holiday dies to choose from it's hard to decide which one to get...so pick up a few! Dies R Us has great prices and shipping is FREE with a $35 purchase or more! Don't forget to check out our Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift card AND take a look at the Dies R Us Blog for some great inspiration from our amazing design team members.  

Until next week, thanks for stopping by,


Happy Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my Christmas inspiration card for Dies R Us! The holiday are definitely upon us, no stopping them now! So, you some quick cards? Well this design is for you!

Using just two dies you can put together this card in no time! I started with a white cardstock and used an all over stamp to create my background.  I cut out the Memory Box Grand Happy Christmas from my background and layered it onto a tone on tone dark blue polka dot paper. I then cut the village from the same blue cardstock using Impression Obsession's Town Scene die; I backed the die cut with yellow paper and added to the front of my card.

To finish my card I added a gem stone to "dot" the i in Christmas! Don't forget to sometimes keep it simple and take some stress out of your life!

 Take a look at the  Dies R Us Blog for some great inspiration from our amazing design team members. Then head on over to our store, Dies R Us, pick up a few dies and you are ready to get to town on your holiday cards! Shipping is FREE with a $35 purchase!

Thanks for stopping by,


Best Wishes, Romantique Style

Well last week it was Thanksgiving and now we are on to Christmas! My DH put the outside lights and decorations up last Saturday; I guess after 28 years he finally gets it...put them up early and avoid my nagging, lol. Also on a different note...IT'S RAINING!!! Finally, we sure needed this last storm out here in California.

This week I'm sharing another design from Heartfelt Creations latest release, Romantique Garden Collection. It's a stunning collection with stamps, dies and paper; all coordinated to make your projects go together smoothly!

I embossed my image on vellum using VersaMark and silver embossing powder. I then used Copic markers, on the BACK, to color my image. By coloring on the back it keeps your embossing from picking up the color of your marker.

Each Wednesday all our Design Team members have new projects to give you ideas and inspire you to create your own projects! Be sure to check out each DT members designs, they are all talented ladies! The Heartfelt Blog also has complete instructions for making all our designs! The Heartfelt Creations store carries everything you need to create beautiful projects!

Thanks for stopping by,


Heartfelt Romantique Garden Collection

I hope everyone had a wonder Thanksgiving! It's Black Friday and I am not going near a retail store or mall! I know, I'm a coward, lol. Speaking of Black Friday, Heartfelt Creations has a GREAT sale going on today! Don't miss out, it's only until 11:59PM, today! 

Today I am sharing one of my inspirations from Heartfelt Creations latest release, Romantique Garden. Just a beautiful collection of stamps, dies and papers!

I think the most difficult part of making this card was choosing the background paper...too many beautiful papers in the Romantique Garden Designer Paper Collection. Heartfelt's combination of stamps and coordinating dies makes card making a breeze! Just look at the detail in Heartfelt's stamps!

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and check out ALL the design team members inspiration for this release! So many talented ladies with amazing projects! Plus complete directions are available for ALL our projects on the Creative Inspiration of the Week section of their blog!

Stop by next Wednesday for another inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! Thanks for stopping by...


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! It's Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, so I am wishing all of you a "Thankful" day with family and friends!

Although I do try to make cards that go together quickly, this is not one of them! I make a few intricate cards for "special" family and friends; you know, the ones who appreciate your work and won't toss them out with the spent ribbon after the holidays, LOL. This beautiful snowflake is the Impression Obsession Large Snowflake die set. This die set actually has 4 cutouts for you to put together anyway you like.
I cut the snowflakes out with white card stock; then using the negative space created I adhered the white card to a red card base. Then came the tedious part, since the snowflake on the far right in the picture above is so intricate, I couldn't use my go to spray adhesive. So I carefully put small dots of glue in half the area and attached the first "flake"; it actually wasn't that bad. Would I want to make 48, no, but I am making 12! Then I added the small "flake" to the center and ta da it was done. A note to all, stamp your sentiment FIRST before you put all the work into your card, JUST IN CASE. 
The card was finished with rhinestones! I only have 11 more to make…no sweat!

Have a wonderful day and if the dishes are done, leftovers put up and you have your feet up stop by Dies R Us and shop, shop, shop!

Until next week, "Thanks" for stopping by today, 


"Tag" it's almost Christmas!

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! This online store is the "Best" place to shop for all your die needs or wants!
For this "Tag" card I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Snowflake embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. I then cut two tags using Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1, the red tag I embossed on the diagonal with a stripe embossing folder and sponged the edges with white ink.  The white tag was stamped with my sentiment and layered onto the red tag with foam pop ups. 
I cut my snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die set, layered them together as shown and then added to my tag with foam pop ups. I added a cute bakers twine bow and a few small gem stones to finish the card.

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