Hello friends! To celebrate the new year, I am joining in on a fantastic blog hop to say a big THANK YOU to all of you blog readers out there. Without you visiting my blog and leaving such fantastic and encouraging comments, it would be no fun to share my projects! This is a very big blog hop list but remember every single blog will be giving away a prize - including me!
Here is a picture of my prize!
I will be leaving my contest open until January 7 at Midnight (central time). Just leave me a comment telling me a bit about yourself - like what type of crafting do you do, leave a link to your blog (if you have one) and where do you live - to be eligible to win my prize!
To those that are new to my blog, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Heartfelt Creations projects that I made this year.
Here is your Season's of Giving 4 blog hop list.......I know it's long but remember, every stop on the list is giving away a prize! So start hopping!
Hello Friends! Well the countdown is on....only 3 days until Christmas day. I have one more Christmas project to share with you. Every year, I make my family and friends an ornament. It has become somewhat of a tradition and I have already heard - "What are you making this year?" Well, I didn't come up with a new one......I used the same 3d Star Ornament svg cut files that I used last year. But this year I found this very cool Mercury Glass cardstock stack from DCWV. I just love the Mercury Glass look and thought this cardstock would make a great ornament.
Here is my project.....
I think I am going to add a small banner that says "Seyer Family Christmas 2016". I usually write something on the back but this year, I am kinda getting lazy! LOL I stamped the Sparkling Poinsettia flowers onto vellum cardstock using embossing ink. Then I sprinkled on the Gold Enchantment glitter embossing powder and heat set them. After I die cut them with the matching die, I shaped the flowers. I attached everything using hot glue and added a bow at the top. Here is a closer look....
Mercury Glass 3D Poinsettia Star Ornament HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die 242174 Heartfelt Creations 8.5 x 11 Vellum Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Other Products: Kraft Cardstock; Mercury Glass 12 x 12 Cardstock (DCWV); Versamark Ink Pad; Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Gold Stickles; hot glue gun; Burgundy Satin/Chiffon Ribbon & Gold Cording; hole punch; Silhouette Cameo & 3d Star SVG Cut file; Scor-Tape
These star ornaments measure 4 x 4 inches.
To begin, I used my digital cutter and SVG cut file to cut out 3d stars from Kraft and Mercury Glass cardstock and assembled them.
Then I stamped the poinsettia image onto vellum using Versamark ink pad. After I sprinkled on the glitter gold embossing powder, I heat set the images and die cut them out with the matching die. Using the flower shaping kit, I shaped the poinsettias and layered them to create one medium and one small for each star. Using the hot glue gun, I adhered the flowers into place on my stars. I added the gold glitter stickles to the middle of the poinsettias. I punched a hole in one point of the star and added some gold cording. I also tied my ribbon into a bow and hot glued it into place to complete the project.
Thanks for stopping by today! What kind of traditions do you have at this wonderful time of the year? I would love the hear about them!
Hello Friends! It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new release from Heartfelt Creations. Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers.
Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection. Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings. Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens. Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes. Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of premade card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project. Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests! So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection.
Here is my first project using the Woodsy Wonderland Collection!
Instructions: The finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Create base of card from Kraft cardstock by cutting cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it at 4 1/4" and set aside. Cut the patterned paper to 5 1/4" x 4" and the green layer to 5" x 3 3/4". Cut the white layer to 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" and use the Delicate Foliage 2 die to cut along the edge of the white cardstock layer. Adhere these layers together. Tie ribbon along the top.
Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using brown ink and die cut with label die. Stamp the trees onto white cardstock and color the leaves. Die cut with the matching die and sponge with brown ink around all edges of trees. Stamp the deer image onto white cardstock using brown ink. Color the buck and grass around him. Die cut with the matching die and use scissors to trim away the other two deer. Adhere the trees, deer and sentiment into place as shown to complete the card.
Hello friends! I am back today with a fun project to share. I created this oh-so-cute Gingerbread House ornament for a few friends. This is super easy to make because it's a die set from Tonic Studios. Here is my cute ornament....
Hello friends! I have just a few more cards to share with you. I have to say that this Christmas season, I have made more Christmas cards than I have ever made. Between my own cards, some commissioned cards and DT projects, I have made over 80 cards! Wow! That is a real record for me! So here are the last of the cards I made.....how many cards have you made this year?
This card is made using the Color Layering Cardinal stamp and die set from Hero Arts. I also used my MISTI to make stamping those 3 layer Cardinals super easy. If you don't have a MISTI, I would say definitely put it on your Christmas list!
This is my favorite of all the cards. I just really love the Gingerbread Man die from Tonic Studios. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up!
Well now that I have shared most of the cards I created for this Christmas season, I think it's time to move on to New Year's Eve and then on to Valentine's Day! LOL I would love to hear what you are working on now!
Hello friends! Sorry I haven't been sharing my Christmas projects like usual but these last few days have been so very busy! So I thought I would just post some pictures of the cards I have been creating for my own cards and a few I created for some friends. Some of these you have seen different versions of but I think they are just different enough to give you some ideas.
Here is my first and probably my favorite. I gave my MISTI tool a real workout stamping all those cardinal layers!
My next card was created from supplies from the Simon Says Stamps December Kit. I just signed up to receive this kit and my first kit didn't disappoint me! Love everything in the kit!
I have one more card to share. The first time I created this card, the card measured 6x6. I have a lot of trouble finding envelopes for this size card. I don't mind making one envelope for a card but refuse to make a bunch of envelopes just to mail out my cards! LOL So I resized my card to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". It will still require extra postage but that is okay!
I will have more cards to share with you in my next blog post. For now I am going to get busy making some cute ornaments for my book club ladies. I will be sharing these next week!
Hello friends! Hope your week is going well so far.....here it's pretty cold but I am not complaining. Maybe if the weather stays cold for awhile my allergies will finally calm down! Oh well, at least I have had plenty of time to create Christmas cards. So I have a few projects to share with you.
The first project is a photo tutorial on making your Christmas cards assembly-line style.
You can find all the instructions, pictures and supplies used on the Tonic Studios USA blog HERE! Hope you enjoy!
Here is another project I created to send to our family and friends. For your convenience, I have included affiliate links to the products I used. This just means that when you click on the link and purchase a product, I get a small percentage. It doesn't cost you anything and it helps me to pay for my blog and such!
I thought this was another fairly simple card that would be perfect to send to family and friends. I used Tonic Studios Header Fold Die Set - Tangled Holly. I used it upside down...you can also use it to create the top of the card, right at the fold. It's a pretty neato die! I stamped the sentiment onto some vanilla cardstock using Versamark ink and dusted it with Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder. It's gold and glittery! I used the Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Layering Ovals to die cut the sentiment and to die cut the red scalloped oval. The best thing about the Mixed Edge Layering Ovals from Tonic is that the scalloped and classic edges come in one die set! It is quite a great value! The beautiful ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The base of the card is Kraft cardstock and I used some scraps of gold cardstock I had in my scrap box. Making Christmas cards is a great time to pull out the scrap box and clean it out!
Hope I gave you some more ideas for your Christmas cards! I still have a Facebook Event open called Christmas Card Showcase. I put up pictures of card sets I have for sale. If you want to check it out, comment below and I will add you to the event. It's not too late!
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Hello friends! Did you finally recover from Thanksgiving? I know it took me a couple of days to get back into the swing of things. All of my kids were home for the holiday.....they ended up being here for a whole week. So I took plenty of time to visit and just be with everyone! Well now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to get serious about my Christmas card making. So today I sat down and started to create some cards because you know I get bored making all of the same card!
Here is one I made today.......
I used a set from Hero Arts called Coloring Layering Cardinal. I bought it in a bundle that included the matching die set from Scrapbook.com. I really love this cardinal. You can get the dimension that makes it look so good because there are 3 layers of stamps. I started with a pink ink, the second layer was stamped with a crimson and the final layer was a dark red. I stamped the eye/beak detail using black ink. The branches were stamped in brown. The pine leaves were stamped in olive and pear inks. I die cut the Cardinal out using the matching die and popped it up using 3d foam squares. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, just adding the peace and love sentiment banner and the gold ribbon.
What do you think? I love how it turned out and the most important thing is that my hubby loves it too! LOL He didn't like my first version.....oh well! Can't wait to share with you some other cards I created. The rest of this week and next week I will have plenty to share!