Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop December 2022

The blog hop begins at 8AM EST on Friday December 30th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EST on Monday January 4th 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog for your chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the blog hop list links at the bottom of my blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on all the Alumni blogs for your chance to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!! The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday January 4th 2022. If you are a lucky winner, claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE DECEMBER 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

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I have a couple of friends with sons and daughters that have got engaged and are planning their weddings, so exciting! πŸ‘°πŸ’’ This exciting news inspired my blog this month to create a Wedding Arch project. This could be used on wedding tables to display place settings, table numbers or menus or just a cute photo of the happy couple πŸ’—

Die-cut 3no. Cut, Mat, Create 1A in white cardstock. I used pink paper from Wild Rose Collection and die-cut another in the patterned paper, adhere this over one of the white rectangles and die-cut the slim die from the same set to cut an aperture. Adhere the pink rectangle to a plain white and stamp through the aperture ‘Congratulations’ Celebrate Love Sentiments in Vibrant Fuchsia.

Cut 2 long strips in white cardstock approx 13 x 1 1/2″. One strip is to be scored 1/2″ from each end to create tabs. Lay the Classic Companion die within the white cardstock and die-cut into the strips, the outer arch strip has the tabs and the inner strip will need to be trimmed down TIP: do not trim until assembled so you know how much to trim off. Partial die-cut will be required for the outer strip so not to cut through the tab (overhang the die from the plates so no pressure can cut through (as below)). Also cut 2no. strips the same size in pink pattern paper and adhere together so pink is on both sides.

TIP: pull the strips through your fingers or use a cylindrical item to create the arch strip prior to adhering this helps to form the shape. Add dries clear to the white outer strip and adhere to the pink, shaping as you go, remember to only add the strip between the tabs. Then repeat for the inner strip.

Add dries clear to the tabs and stick under the the pink sentiment, then adhere the other white rectangle over the tabs, sandwiching them between the rectangles will ensure a good strong fix.

Stamp out Stems and Blooms in black in onto white cardstock, colour and die-cut. Stamp out Holly hock Petals and Leaves in Vibrant Fuchsia, colour and die-cut. Shape with ball tool, pierce the centres of the flowers and adhere with hot glue bead stamens, trim off excess wire when glue has set. Use hot glue to decorate the arch. Finish with dries clear and glitter.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun and thank you for your time and support.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

For more fabulous inspiration click the links below for the Heartfelt Creations gallery and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/ and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/

Crafty hugs, Lynn

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Heartfelt Creations December 2022 Alumni Blog Hop List

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop November 2022

The blog hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday November 25th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday November 28th 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the blog hop list links at the bottom of my blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on all the Alumni blogs for your chance to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday November 30th 2022. If you are a lucky winner, claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE NOVEMBER 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

I have gone all Christmassy for this months blog hop and had some festive fun! πŸŽ… I was having so much fun creating this card that I made two variations. One is white cardstock with white heat embossing and the other is white cardstock with Bridal Tinsel heat embossing and a Luxe Silver shadow. The different looks you can get by changing the colour of the cardstock or embossing powder would be amazing! Or even colouring the die-cuts! As I wanted this to be a Christmas card I used the Festive Snowglobe die but this card design could be adapted to fit inside any another frame and we all know Heartfelt Creations have so many wonderful frame dies to choose from.

To create a snowglobe shaped card base, fold white cardstock in half and position the die to overhang the score/fold and run through the die-cutting machine.

(The tiny white circles on my glass mat are just reflections of overhead lighting)

Die-cut a full size snowglobe and adhere over the front of the base card TIP: remember not to add adhesive to the area that will not make contact with the shaped card base.

Stamp out all your elements using versamark and white heat emboss. Die-cut with the co-ordinating die sets. Die-cut extra in white cardstock TIP: these are plain cardstock no need to stamp out. Adhere these plain die-cuts to the back of the heat embossed die-cuts to give additional dimension and rigidity.

TIP: Stacking plain white die-cuts behind your stamped die-cuts is not necessary if you are adding shadowing, the extra layer of the shadow will add additional dimension.

Adhere with dries clear 2 Woodsy Treescape overhanging the snowglobe and trim off the excess.

Die-cut a snowglobe with aperture, stamp out the sentiment with versamark and gold heat emboss. Adhere onto the card using dimensional tape/pads.

Adhere the remaining die-cuts, some adhered on dots, some adhered to the back of the frame to create different heights of the die-cuts to give a full dimensional scene.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun and thank you for your time and support.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

For more fabulous inspiration click the links below for the Heartfelt Creations gallery and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/ and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/

Crafty hugs, Lynn

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Other Products:

  • white cardstock
  • versamark
  • white/gold heat embossing powder
  • Foam pads

Alumni Blog Hop List Order

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop October 2022

The blog hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday October 28th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday October 31st 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the links at the bottom of the blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on all the Alumni blogs for your chance to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday November 2nd 2022. If you are a lucky winner claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE OCTOBER 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

Inspired by the time of year I really wanted to give a Halloween vibe for this months blog hop. I pulled some decorative papers in red, purple and orange from Home on the Farm and Dazzling Dahlia paper pads and used black cardstock from my stash.

Snip off one section of the 5 x 7″ archway card base. I inked around the edges of the front of the card base with Black Soot. Die-cut decorative paper with Teardrop Lattice Die and ink the edges with the same ink, add a bit more ink inside the die-cut if you want to make it a bit more spooky! Adhere to the card base.

Die-cut Lattice Flourish in black cardstock and snip off the bottom so the Lattice will sit within the red. Adhere orange behind the die-cut and trim off excess. Do the same with the lower section in purple, ink up before hand. I like to adhere multiple die-cuts when I want them to be a bit more rigid and I did this with the die-cuts in black using 2 layers of black cardstock adhered together.

TIP: Apply dries clear, keeping away from the extreme outside edges of the die-cut, adhere decorative paper behind and use small scissors at an angle to cut off the excess will ensure no poking out pieces.
TIP: If you only have scraps of decorative papers left use scrap over a specific part of the die

Off setting the red posts gives a black shadow behind.

Stamp out Autumn Wreath in black ink onto white cardstock and clear heat emboss. Colour with Zig Clean Colour markers and die-cut.

Die-cut Seasonal Wreath outline die in white cardstock and ink the edges in black. Die-cut a purple wreath, ink the edges in black and adhere over the white. Stamp out your sentiment. Die-cut the holly leaves in black cardstock and adhere over with foam pads.

Assemble the card, adhere the black cardstock arch with dries clear (don’t forget to attach the top of the ribbon to the back prior). Cover the exposed nodes of the lower section with black self adhesive gems and adhere the lower section on foam pads. Tip: leave some foam pads at the bottom exposed so the ribbon can be tucked under and secured. Adhere the wreath over using foam pads and secure your die-cut on and under the black holly some with dries clear and some on foam pads.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop which takes place the last Friday of every month.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

Crafty hugs, Lynn πŸ’•

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Other Products:

  • Black cardstock
  • white cardstock
  • Organge ribbon
  • Black self adhesive gems
  • Distress ink
  • Foam pads

Alumni Blog Hop List Order

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop September 2022

The blog hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday September 30th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday October 3rd 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the links at the bottom of the blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on as many Heartfelt Creations Alumni blogs as you like… remember… the more blogs you comment on the more chance you have to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday October 5th 2022. If you are a lucky winner claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE SEPTEMBER 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

You could use this style of card to create a glass effect room, whether it is a greenhouse displaying tomatoes and plants or whether it is a habitable room attached to your home with cosy chairs and indoor plants where you love to curl up with a book! Or do your crafting! 🀣

Cut cardstock 6 x 8 3/4″ and lay landscape in scor-pal, score at 1/4, 6 1.4, 7 1/4 and 8 1/4″.
Cut the front piece of clear cardstock 6 x 6 1/4″ and score 1/4″ tab. Cut clear cardstock 5 x 6″ and adhere to 1/4″ tab
Cut clear cardstock 6 x 6 1/4″, cut 1/4″ strips of luxe silver cardstock and adhere to the clear cardstock every 1 1/2″. TIP: secure the clear cardstock with low tack tape to your glass mat to help line-up the strips, when only the outer edges remain remove the tape to allow strips to be adhered. Use dries clear or red liner tape.

If you have a die that could be used go ahead and use it, you may need to change the size of your card to accommodate your die.

Adhere the front clear cardstock piece onto the same 1/4″ tab. Adhere background paper inside the card before adhering the card together. TIP: cut 6 x 5 15/16th” background paper to ensure the crease (valley fold) will fold flat without catching on the background paper.
Adhere the front panel to the upturned tab. The card collapses to fold flat, push the mountain fold down to create a flat bottom while standing up. This angle shows the suspended clear cardstock piece (this is optional to create illusion of depth in the room) TIP: adhere decorative papers to the bottom of the card cut 2 separate pieces and ensure it allows the card to still collapse.
Silver heat emboss 2no. Bursting Bloom Mosaic strips, overlap and adhere together to create 6″ length. For aged look further heat emboss random areas versamark/Stampendous Aged Green Embossing Enamel and adhere to the top of the card.
Cut 2no. strips of cardstock approx 7 x 1 3/4″. Use one piece to die-cut the centre section of Classic Companion Border.
Adhere over the other piece of cardstock, trim down to 6 x 1 1/2″. Colour with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide. Add versamark to random areas and heat emboss aged green enamel. Attach to the bottom of the card.

Stamp out onto white cardstock, colour (Zig Clean Color Real Brush) and die-cut with co-ordinating die sets; French Cottage Scapes, Cottage Lifestyle, Cottage Tree Scapes. Adhere onto the card with dries clear, use the background paper and the suspended clear cardstock to create depth

Stamp onto white cardstock flowers French Cottage Scapes in Vibrant Fuchsia and colour with Rose Madder, edge and colour centres with Red Geranium, die-cut with co-ordinating dies. Shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Pierce centes and thread medium bead stamen and secure with hot glue. Trim off excess wire.

Stamp onto white cardstock leaves from the same set, colour with water colour and waterpen. I used my trusty distress ink palette! Shape with ball tool and adhere to the card with hot glue, add flowers.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop which takes place the last Friday of every month.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

Crafty hugs, Lynn πŸ’•

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Other items:

  • red liner tape
  • weathered wood distress oxide/dauber
  • stampendous aged green embossing enamel
  • versamark
  • heat gun
  • hot glue

Alumni Blog List Order

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop August ’22

The blog hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday August 26th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday August 29th 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the links at the bottom of the blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on as many Heartfelt Creations Alumni blogs as you like… remember… the more blogs you comment on the more chance you have to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday August 31st 2022. If you are a lucky winner claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE AUGUST 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Looking down into the cage

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

Onto white cardstock stamp in black the butterflies from Floral Butterfly Accents, Large Floral Butterfly and Small Floral Butterfly and die-cut with the co-ordinating die sets. As the front and back of the butterflies will be seen in the clear cardstock decorative cage I wanted to stamp front and back (some stamps are not 100% symmetrical but I thought they came out great. Use scissors to separate the small butterflies from the Large Floral Butterfly set. TIP: It is easier to take the blank die-cut side to the stamp which I stuck onto my glass craft mat. Use tweezers to help you position the die-cut.

Colour the butterflies with waterpen and distress ink TIP: a few drops of distress ink reinkers into a colour palette tray add some water use as required and leave the colour inside your palette, it looks as though the colour has dried up but add a bit of water and it will be good to use again. I just keep topping mine up and its my go to for colouring. Sponge dries clear onto the butterflies and add glitter.

Cut Gold Luxe Cardstock to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″ and score 1/4″ tab around all 4 sides, snip into each corner to create a tab, burnish the score line and adhere the tabs to create a platform for the cage base.

TIP: use mini pegs to hold tabs in place while dries clear dries (do likewise when adhering the decorative cage edges to each other)

Die-cut in gold cardstock 4no. decorative cages. I wanted to colour the white side of the cardstock so it would match gold so I gold heat embossed.

Cut clear cardstock (acetate) to 3 1/2 x 9″ lay landscape and score at 3 and 6″.

(each scored section measures 3 1/2 x 3″ total 3 sections)

Adhere the clear cardstock around the gold platform base using red liner tape.

Cut 2no. clear cardstock pieces at 3 1/4 x 5″ lay landscape and score at 1 and 4″ to give a 1″ tab either side of a 3 x 3 1/4″ section, burnish the score lines.

Adhere the clear cardstock tab sections using red liner tape. TIP: Add a section, adhere the butterflies then add another section (I added both then added butterflies with dries clear and tweezers)

Use dries clear to add your butterflies they can go front and back of each clear cardstock section or even on the sides as you will be able to see them through the clear cardstock. Add as many or as few as you like.

Adhere the gold decorative cages to each of the clear cardstock sides, there will be an overhang, this will allow adhesion from one cage to the next. Adhere the overhang to the next cage, use the pegs to allow the dries clear adhesive to dry. Before adhering the last decorative cage, use scissors to snip out an opening (optional you may want to leave it as a complete decorative cage die-cut). TIP: prior to adhering the decorative cage sides, you may want to curl the top section of the cage so they all curl towards each other, I use a smooth cylindrical object and roll it like a rolling pin on my leg, a smooth pencil works a treat.

Decorate the cage with self adhesive pearl strips prior to adhering your flowers and other butterflies.

Spray distress oxide one colour at a time onto your craft mat, spritz with a little water and smoosh white cardstock into the ink, do this front and back. Allow to dry and then stamp Wisteria Petals in Archival French Ultramarine and die-cut with co-ordinating die. Use a ball tool to cup the petals to make the hanging wisteria flowers and shape individual petals to use as flowers with Assorted Bead Stamens. (TIP: smooshing can be done with any watercolour based ink, just add colour to your mat and spritz with water, push the cardstock into the colour and continue in the same way)

Pierce each cupped petal and thread one petal onto two assorted bead stamens. Add a little hot glue each time you add a petal and build up as many as you like before adding onto each stamen strand.

TIP: Adhere a little row of petals together then adhere over the stamens

Stamp onto white cardstock Cascading Wisteria. TIP: use different colour ink pads to ink up different sections of the stamp to give a multi-coloured stamped image. I used archival Fern Green over the leaves, then Vibrant Fuschia and Forget Me Not over the flowers. Die-cut with co-ordinating dies.

Decorate the outside of the cage with butterflies and flowers. Use dries clear if onto the clear cardstock but you can use hot glue if on the cage.

Cut a slim strip of heavy weight clear cardstock appox 4″ in length. Add a small piece of red liner tape at the bottom of the strip and a butterfly with dries clear at the top of the strip. Adhere the strip with the red liner adhesive toward the top of a clear cardstock section to give the appearance a butterfly has escaped the cage. You may need to play around with the length and thickness of the strip depending on the butterfly attached.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop which takes place the last Friday of every month.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

Crafty hugs, Lynn πŸ’•

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Alumni Blog Hop List Order:

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Other products:

  • Red liner adhesive tape
  • Water mister
  • Colouring pens/gel pens for butterflies
  • Distress Oxides (sprays or pads)
  • Self adhesive pearls
  • Mini pegs
  • Tweezers

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop July ’22

The blog hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday July 29th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday August 1st 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the links at the bottom of the blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on as many Heartfelt Creations Alumni blogs as you like… remember… the more blogs you comment on the more chance you have to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday August 3rd 2022. If you are a lucky winner claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE JULY 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

To my 3D book card using the wonderful Mushroom Cottage Collection for this months Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop and had so much fun creating 😍

The internal book element in kraft cardstock is 5 x 7″ and I was intending on mounting it onto a regular card blank but got carried away with this magical collection and mounted it within a book cover using The Mushroom Cottage Collection Paper. I allowed a 1/4″ rim around the top, bottom and right hand side of the book. You can alter these dimensions to create a different size and shape book.

Start by creating the 3D book part in kraft cardstock. Cut two of each size 5 x 5″ and 6 x 7″ and score every 1/2″.

Before you adhere all your sides together lay your concertina pieces out open end facing inward. TIP: interlock the pieces together dry to see how they slot together before adding your adhesive. Apply adhesive to the facing element of each concertina piece this allows the book to squash flatter or tease fuller. TIP: each time you adhere a side in place have something that has a true corner and use it to keep your book pieces at a right angle.

I tried to capture a photo of the wet glue on one side of each of the concertina pieces
All sides open ends are facing inward.

Use a pencil to draw around the inside and outside of the book onto patterned paper then cut out with a trimmer or scissors. Ink the edges and adhere to the front of the book.

Use the oval die to die-cut 4no. kraft and 4no. in Mushroom Cottage Paper Collection and adhere together to create a rigid hills. Trim down the ovals to create different angle and sizes and ink the edges.TIP: keep offering the hills inside the book to ensure they fit, once you are happy with the position of the hills apply a little glue behind the hill and fix in place. Leave one oval whole and cut to size when the lighting has been installed.

I made a bit of a mistake using the trimmer on the bottom but this will be covered with another hill after I have finished decorating the inside.

Stamp onto white cardstock the mushroom cottages and colour. I used distress inks and a water pen. Die-cut with the co-coordinating die and use a hole punch to cut out in the mushroom caps. Die-cut a velum and adhere behind.

Use a clear tape to hold the light wire in place and adhere the mushroom onto the hill at the back. Work your way forward hiding the wire behind the hill in front continue until the nearest mushroom is in place. At this point cut your spare hill to hide your light battery pack alternatively hide with other die-cuts.

Stamp onto white card stock Large Cottage Mushroom, Mushroom Cottage Accents, Mushroom Fairies and Wild Poppy Accents colour and die-cut and decorate around the book frame. Hiding the battery pack ensuring easy access to the switch. TIP: if you wish the battery pack to be removable to allow battery replacement adhere in place with removable glue dots.

Create your book cover cut kraft card stock 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ and 6 1/4 x 7 1/2″. Lay the 5 3/4″ portrait in the score board and score at 1/2″ to create a tab. Lay 6 1/4″ portrait in the score board and score at 1″. Line with Mushroom Cottage paper inside and out. TIP: use the kraft card as a template.

Outside of the cover.
Inside of the cover. Adhere the tab then cover with paper.
Add decorative paper to the back of the book prior to adhering into place.

Cut pattern paper at 2 3/4 x 7″ and score 1/4″ both side. Using a smooth cylindrical shape curve the spine cover and adhere with only the 1/4″ tabs.

Die-cut tags from the paper pad and thread twine through the curved spine and attach the tags.

Die-cut Simply Classic Oval Frame with decorative papers and adhere velum behind adhere onto the book cover with dots.

Stamp onto white cardstock small Wild Poppy and colour. Adhere two petals together using hot glue. Pierce the centre with a pokey tool and thread stamen through, adhering at the back with hot glue. Trim off excess wire.

Decorate with front of the book cover with die-cuts and poppys.

Stamp onto white cardstock the sentiment and die-cut with banner die. Shape the die-cut then adhere.

TIP: to add more sparkle to your fairies wings apply dries clear with your fingertips and sprinkle glitter over.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop which takes place the last Friday of every month.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

Crafty hugs, Lynn πŸ’•

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
I: What The Heart Wants Instagram

Heartfelt Creations Products List:

Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop Links

Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design

Vicki Dutcher- All I Do Is Stamp

Amarilys Doria- Amarilys’ Creations

Bozena- BBartCards

Alissa Wells- Will Run for Stamps

Lisa Gregory- What a Beautiful Mess

Candy Slabaugh- Candy’s Creations

Gloria Stengel- Scraps of Life

Monica Edwards-  Simply Monica

Heartfelt Creations- Heartfelt Creations Blog

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop June ’22

The blog hop starts on Friday June 24th 2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday June 27th 2022

To enter, all you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. Click on the links at the bottom of the blog to access each Alumni Team Members blog and you will automatically be able to see their stunning inspirations for this months blog hop. Comment on as many Heartfelt Creations Alumni blogs as you like… remember… the more blogs you comment on the more chance you have to win! Don’t forget to click on the Heartfelt Creations blog at the end of the blog and leave a comment for yet another chance to win $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. That means there are two chances to win!!!!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday June 29th 2022. If you are a lucky winner claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com with the title ‘WINNER OF THE JUNE 2022 ALUMNI HOP’ within 72 hours of the announcement. Good luck 😍

Hello and welcome! πŸ’•

I am sooo excited to be a part of the amazing Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop Team.

Mat and layer Wild Poppy Paper onto black card stock onto a UK DL sized card (4 x 81/4″) edged in Distress Oxide Black Soot.

Stamp onto white card stock the Wild Poppy and Wild Poppy Accents in black versafine and colour with water colour inks and water pen TIP: use Distress re-inkers in a palette and add water as and when you want to use your water colour palette, the water will evaporate but just add a little water again to wake them up! Die-cut with the coordinating die sets, shape with ball tool and hot glue off-set petals of the same size to create each poppy. Thread Assorted Medium Bead Stamen through a pierced hole in the small poppy and secure at the back with hot glue, remove the excess wire when the glue has set. Add an Apple Nuvo Drop at the centre of the larger poppy and when dry add dries clear glue around the drop with Power Outage prills.

Die-cut Wild Poppy Paper with French Gate die TIP: to add strength to the die-cut adhere to another die-cut layer.

Die-cut Ornamental Tag in black cardstock and white heat emboss ‘In Sympathy’ Cheerful Note Sentiments.

Create a shadow box to fit French Gate die-cut over. Cut Wild Poppy Paper to 6 3/4 x 9 3/4″ lay portrait in Scor-pal and score 4no. 1/2″ the full length of the paper, rotate and repeat until all 4no. sides have score lines and the paper is sitting portrait in the scor-pal add a further score line 1″ long (covers 2 score lines) flip your paper over and repeat. Repeat this process to the bottom of the paper. Cut down the 1″ long score line then (2 score lines), then outward diagonal for 1 score line, then straight down for the final score line. Where the last inner score lines cross cut away the entire corner section and repeat on all corners.

The sample here is just plain white card stock to make it clearer how to score and cut, you can use the Wild Poppy Paper straight away.

Burnish all the score lines and cut a pattern piece of Wild Poppy paper that you would like to be visible inside the shadow box and cut to approx 21/2 x 51/2″.

Prior to adhering the shadow box adhere the paper panel inside the score lines and ensure the shadow box will fold easily. Adhere the straight side of the shadow box first then adhere the angle corners over.

Adhere the French Gate die-cut over the shadow box and add pearls. Adhere the shadow box to the front of the DL card.

Use foam pads to secure the poppy corner top and bottom and hot glue to adhere the remainder die-cuts. Pull the sentiment strip through your fingers to shape prior to sticking down. Cut off some leaves from another die-cut and tuck under the shadow box to give additional dimension.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop which takes place the last Friday of every month.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

Crafty hugs, Lynn πŸ’•

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  • white card stock from stash
  • self adhesive pearls from stash
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Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop Links

  1. Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design
  2. Amarilys Doria- Amarilys’s Creations
  3. Alissa Wells- Will Run for Stamps
  4. Gloria Stengel- Scraps of Life
  5. Lynn Stanborough- What the Heart Wants
  6. Bozena Bodynek- BBartCards
  7. Candy Slabaugh- Candy’s Creations
  8. Monica Edwards- Simply Monica
  9. Lisa Gregory- What a Beautiful Mess
  10. Oksana Clegg- Everyday Crafting
  11. Vicki Dutcher- All I Do Is Stamp
  12. Heartfelt Creations- Heartfelt Creations Blog

255. Sunflower Bees

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https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/sunflower-bees

Cut a 6 x 6” Rustic Sunflower 2A panel from the paper pad and cut Simple Centerpiece in the centre. Cut the same aperture into the front of a 6 x 6” tent fold card blank. Ink around with Monarch Orange. Die-cut the smallest Simple Centerpiece many times in Rustic Sunflower 8B edge with Sunflower and Monarch Orange. Adhere clear cardstock over the aperture on the card blank and adhere 6 x 6” panel over. Adhere the small octagons in a random pattern to create honeycomb.

Stamp onto white cardstock Summer Wreath Accents and die-cut the bees, colour with zig and wink of stella clear.

Stamp onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Rustic Sunflower in Sunflower and Monarch Orange and colour with the same. Stamp the leaves with Olive and colour with Vivid Chartreuse and Olive. Die-cut and run through the die-cutting machine in the 3D Rustic Sunflower Mold. Hot glue two off-set petals together. Add hot glue to the centre then add Redland Elements, add Dries Clear and Crystal Clear to the petals.

Stamp onto white cardstock in Forget Me Not β€˜To encourage you’ Elaborate Birthday and die-cut with Arrows and Banners, edge in Forget Me Not, shape with your fingers and adhere with a dot.

Inside the card add Rustic Paper 5A edged with Forget Me Not.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun and thank you for your time and support.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

For more inspiration check out the fabulous samples in the gallery at https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/

Crafty hugs, Lynn

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254. Friendly Distressed Flowers

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https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/friendly-distressed-floral

Cover an A5 card blank with Climbing Clematis Paper 7B edged Deep Purple. Onto this mat on dots 3B edged Deep Purple use white gel pen to mark stitch lines 1/4” approx from the edged and distress the edges using edge of scissors (repeat this for all existing mats). Onto this mat 10B approx. 4 x 7 3/4”. Onto this mat 6B 3 x 7 3/4”. Onto this mat 5A edged French Ultramarine.

Die-cut white cardstock 2no. Regal Pocket 1no. Adorn It Pocket and 2no. Swirly Border Accents.

Tuck these into different layers of the mats and secure with glue.

Add hot glue under edge of 6B adhere ruffled lace ribbon.

Stamp onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Leafy Accents and Wild Aster leaves in Olive and Leaf Green and colour with Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green. Shape Wild Aster with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and Leafy Accents in the coordinating mold.

Stamp onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Sky Blue and edge with Forget Me Not Small Sweet Peony, cut with co-ordination die-set and run through the die-cutting machine in the 3D Floral Basics Mold. Layer 2 petals together with hot glue, keep some small flowers as a single petals, pierce and thread through Bridal Bouquet Stamens coloured with Sunflower and Buttercup. Secure at the back with hot glue and trim off excess.

Stamp onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Classic Rose in Night Sky colour with Distress Salty Ocean. Shape with 3D Rose Shaping Mold and glue petals together approx. 2 of each size making the buds with the smallest.

Stamp Deep Purple Wild Aster onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper colour with French Ultramarine and Deep Purple. Shape with ball tools and adhere 2 petals together with hot glue. Add Dries Clear to the centre and Sage Prills.

Entwine the Swirls with Leafy Accents and adhere to the card with hot glue. Adhere with hot glue the remainder leaves and flowers tucking into different levels of mat and layers.

Stamp and edge in Forget Me Not β€˜You’re an amazing friend’ Elegant Gateway Sentiment onto white cardstock and die-cut Arrows and Banner. Curl between your fingers and adhere on dots.

Add Dries Clear and Crystal Clear using a sponge to flowers and petals.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun and thank you for your time and support.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

For more inspiration check out the fabulous samples in the gallery at https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/

Crafty hugs, Lynn

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253. Dragonfly Love

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https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/dragonfly-love-6330

Cut white cardstock 6 x 6 1/2” and cover with Decorative Dragonfly 3B edged with Forget Me Not to create the card base. Cut white cardstock 6 x 7 1/2” lay landscape and score at 1/2, 1 1.2, 6, 7”.

Cut Decorative Dragonfly 7B to fit the sides of the pop-up both front and back 7/8 x 6” (ensure the panels will fit when folded both directions) edge with Forget Me Not. Adhere 10A Decorative Dragonfly to the front pop-up panel edged in Forget Me Not 4 1/2 x 6” die-cut Simply Classic Oval Frame into this to create a window. Die-cut Simply Classic Oval Frames small and large outline together with Decorative Oval and edge with Forget Me Not and adhere around the window opening.

Apply Dries Clear to the 1/2” tab, fold flat the 1/2” tab together with 1” side and line up the crease with the edge of the card blank, repeat for the opposite side this will ensure the pop-up window will be in the correct position. Cut Decorative Dragonfly 7B 6 x 7/16”edged with Forget Me Not add glue and adhere over the exposed tabs inside the window. Mat and layer Eyelet Oval & Basics Small and Large Decorative Dragonfly 9A, 9B, white cardstock. Stamp in Forget Me Not β€˜With all my love’ For My Friend Sentiment and adhere inside the pop-up.

Stamp onto white cardstock with Versacolor white pigment ink and white heat emboss Decorative Dragonfly colour with Distress Ink: Peacock Feather, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Tea Dye and die-cut with co-ordinating die set. Stamp with white pigment onto vellum Tinsel Bridal heat emboss and die-cut adhere over coloured dragonfly.

Adhere the dragonflies onto the card, suspend dragonfly with clear cardstock adhering inside the pop-up window.

Adhere each larger rose onto Classic Rose leaves. Adhere Leafy Accents with hot glue onto the Intricate Swirl Frame.

Adhere ribbon loops with hot glue prior to adhering roses.

Die-cut an Ornamental Tag from Floral Banners Paper 12A and adhere with dot.

I hope you have found my blog helpful and inspiring today and I look forward to seeing your makes on the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook page.

Please join me again for more crafty fun and thank you for your time and support.

Keeeeep crafting! (homage to Strictly πŸ˜‚)

For more inspiration check out the fabulous samples in the gallery at https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery and blog https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/

Crafty hugs, Lynn

Social Media as follows:
F: What The Heart Wants Facebook
T: What The Heart Wants Twitter
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