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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

Good morning!

This morning I've used the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection in combination with the Festive Holly Collection for this easel card.
The easel was made using the Holly Frame die from Spellbinders.
I also used that beautiful Crystal Clear glitter by Rajni Chawla on the poinsettias,
don't cha just love it!
Every Christmas we love to decorate our house with pretty candles, poinsettia, Sugar Pine Cones and a large Christmas tree full of pretty sparkly ornaments.  I love sparkles at Christmas, the more the better.

slight side view

I used clear glass beads dyed with green Copic refill for the 
centers of the poinsettias.

I love how each paper collection has sentiments on decorative paper.

I love the way this card stands up to display sparkle inside and out!

Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

HCD1-766   Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCPC-3680  Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144  Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7145  Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCPC-3791  Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3681  Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-280  Festive Holly Paper Collection
PGM15015   Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 
HCDA1-449  Stack n Store Daubers
159723     Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854     Glue Metal tip
TSMP400 Memento Rose Bud
TSMP704 New Sprout
TSMP300 Lady Bug

Instructions: Other products: Glass beads, Half pearls, ribbon, 3-M foam tape, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, White card stock, pale gold card stock, Copic Markers: YG61,YG63, G21, Y21,Y32,YR24, E50, E51, E21, Y15, Y35, Y38

Instructions: Card size is 5 X 7.  Start by folding a piece of 8 1/2 X 11 white card stock in half and then place the Holly Frame on the fold so that it hangs over about 1/4".  The part that hangs over the fold will keep both pieces together as one piece.  Fold the top half of the card in half and score well, fold in toward the card.  Cut another white Holly Frame and glue the bottom half of it to the half (of the card base) which is folded down. This forms the hinged easel part of the easel card. Cut a piece of designer paper (I used the pale gold side of one piece) to 5 1/5 X 3 1/2 and use it as a base to decorate.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on several Sparkling Poinsettia pieces, Holly and berries from Festive Holly and Cardinals and the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle (I colored my candle with Copics), and die cut the Decorative Medallion from white linen, the Decorative Medallion base from pale gold card stock.  Form Poinsettia flowers and glue layers together, staggering petals.  Make one large and one small.  Fill centers with glass beads (I actually dyed my clear beads using a YG03 Copic refill). Use Dries Clear glue an Rajni's Crystal Clear glitter on petals of poinsettias, Holly and Berries, and Candle flame. Build the card face starting with the Decorative medallion pieces, the Candle next then the Holly and berries and finally the Poinsettia .  Finish the card by gluing the front to the card base top, tuck some sheer ribbon in among the Poinsettia and add pale gold pearls to the top corners.  Now start on the inside. Cut another piece of designer paper to match the top, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2, cut one of the wonderful Christmas verses from the decorative paper using a Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and modify as needed (I moved the die up after the first cut and cut again taking more off the bottom). You will need to pop this "Square" up as it will be the "stop" for the easel.  Decorate with pieces of Holly and a Cardinal (I sponged color on using the point of the stacking daubers). Add 2 large pale gold pearls to the bottom and 4 small to the popped sentiment panel.

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Psalm 119:30New Living Translation (NLT)

I have chosen to be faithful;

    I have determined to live by your regulations.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations- Cardinal Fold Out

Good morning!
Oh I just love these cardinals!!
I'm so happy with this release, the birds the berries, holly and gorgeous wagon wheel all in gorgeous snow...who wouldn't love that!!
Every sheet of paper is amazing as well!
Ok, you get my point, I LOVE it!
Doing a foldout card like this is the perfect way to show off a lot of these stamps and dies on one project.

My first photo shows the card mostly closed.

This is the card open

Close up of the inside pocket and tag 

Close up of the front panel

This wagon wheel shows up (the top anyway) when the card is closed.

Cardinal Fold Out Card


Instruction: Other products: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Glitter Snow, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 3-M foam tape, Ribbon, white card stock, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,Y32,YR31,E53,E33,E35,E42,E43,E44,E59,G21,YG61,YG63

Instructions: Card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Cut designer paper and borders for each panel front and back and glue to each surface of the card, trimming borders to fit.  Die cut pocket, fence borders and decorative back piece (from Festive Holiday Die) out of white card stock.  Stamp, die cut and color pieces from the Festive Holly stamp sets then shape, add snow and glitter while the paste is still wet. Start at the front and add a piece of fence then the holly and cardinal pair using foam tape to pop up.  One the inside of front, tear some white card stock for snow and add some holly on both sides then move on to the next "page". One the inside tear more white card stock for snow and add spruce.  Add pocket to bottom right side then dd cardinal on top of the pocket.  Cut a tag from the designer paper and add a ribbon to the top after punching a hole.  Back side of page is just torn card stock for snow and a fence piece.  Next page outside (it shows when closed), add torn white card stock for snow, a fence piece, a spruce and the wagon wheel with cardinals...make sure it is high enough to show when closed. Inside is designer paper and a small piece of holly on the top right.  Back is designer, the decorative die from Festive Holiday 2 pieces of holly and one of the Christmas messages from the designer paper cut with the Spellbinder oval.

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I love birds (my name could have something to do with it???)
So in honor of my cardinals I have referenced a scripture with birds.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?...
33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations-Christmas Book Box

Good morning!

I've made a box that looks like a book today.
How fun this was to create!
The box is paper mache painted with acrylics and then covered with the beautiful designer paper from the Festive Holly Collection.

As this is a gift box, I tied it closed with some sheer red ribbon.
The box open shows my gift of handmade Christmas cards.
This angle shows the cute book plate I made with one of the sentiments provided in the paper collection and some brown card stock (rubbed with some metallic Rub-Ons to give it a metal look).  I used gold half balls to "attach" my bookplate.

Christmas Book Box

Instructions: Other products: Paper Mache box, ribbon, Glitter Snow Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold half balls, Spellbinder Rectangle Nestabilities, gold acrylic paint, warm white acrylic paint, gold cording, Tea Stain Distress Ink, white card stock, brown card stock, Metallic Rub-Ons, Red ribbon, Copic Markers: R21,R24,R29,R59,YG11,YG05,G14,Y32,Y38,E50,E51,E21,C01,C02,C03,C05,C07

Box is 5 1/2" X 7 3/4" X 1 7/8".  Paint paper mache with warm white and gold mix until fully covered (several coats). Dry brush "pages" with gold and add a bit of gold to the "binding".  Sponge Distress Ink here and there to age a bit and sponge distress ink on chosen designer paper layers that have been cut to size.  Let dry thoroughly and then glue designer paper to front, back, and insides. Add gold cording to the edges around the top and bottom inside box.  Stamp, die cut and color the Festive Holly & Cardinals pieces from white card stock (I used Copic Markers to color).  Shape pieces using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and then add Glitter Snow Paste. Use foam tape to add pieces to the top of the box, actually following the design of the paper for the bottom and left side. Cut out "Christmas Blessings" for the binding and then "For You At Christmas" for the front of the box, out of the designer paper.  Make "bookplates" from brown card stock and Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities then rub with Metallic Rub-Ons to "patina" and make to look more like metal then add half balls to look like rivets.  Add ribbon to make it a gift as is or filled with hand made cards or candies.

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The true story of Christmas:

The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement[h] quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
    She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,[j]
    which means ‘God is with us.’”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

Visitors from the East

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.”

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Heartfelt-Two Hearts

Good morning!

Today I've gone totally peach/Apricot with the wedding colors (doesn't that make you want a piece of toast with jam? Peach/Apricot was always my favorite!)
I love the Decorative Medallion die and I think it looks wonderful paired with the lace.
The tiny flowers are embellished with pearls (I colored white pearls with Copic Marker E95) and silk ribbon bows are tucked in between here and there for a Bridal Bouquet look.

The designer paper comes with sentiment "tickets", tags, and more to use on your cards.  I chose this "ticket" because I love the sentiment and it is easy to tuck in.

Heartfelt-Two hearts

Sunrise Lilies Stamp Set HCPS-3720
Sunrise Lilies die HCD1-787
Classic Wedding Bells Stamp Set HCPC-3789
Classic Wedding Bells die HCD1-7143
Wildwood Florals Stamp Set HCPC-3769
Wildwood Florals DieHCD1-7125
Decorative Medallion HCD1-7144
Wedding Classics Collection HCDP1-279
Bright Ideas Prills ANC852
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Sahping Kit HCST1-401
Stack & Store Daubers HCDA1-449
Dries Clear Adhesive 159723
Metal Tip 352854

Instructions: Other products: Pearl halves, Lace, ribbon, Viva Perlen-Pen, M.S. Border Punch, 3-M Foam Tape, Adirondack Salmon, Adirondack Peach Bellini, Wink of Stella, Copic Markers  C0,C01,C02,C03,C05,C07,C09,E95

Card size is 5 7/8 X 6, I chose a peach colored paper from Classic Wedding Collection and cut it 5 7/8 X 5 7/8 then used a border punch to cut a border on the left side only.  I cut the Decorative Medallion die from white linen and glued it to the left side about 1 1/2" from the bordered edge and wrap the lace (about 2 1/2" width) around the left side, secure in back.  Use a piece of floss to gather and tie the middle portion of lace.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on 1 large and two smaller lilies and leaves, form the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and then fashion flowers with stamen which have been glued and dipped in yellow/orange Prills.  Add the large lily to the center of the lace and cover the roses on the right side of the card with the two smaller lilies.  Stamp, die cut and form the tiny flowers from Wildwood Floral, add pearls to the center of each and glue to card around the lilies on the right side. and peach ribbon the both sides.  Stamp, die cut and color Bride and Groom (Copic Markers-C0, C01,C02,C03,C05,C07,C09) Wink of Stella on the veil, then pop up with foam tape.  Add Liquid Pearls Nuvo and Perlen-Pen dots to Bride bouquet.  Cut out a sentiment "ticket" from the Classic Wedding Collection designer paper and attach to left side under large Sunrise Lily (I punched a hole and attached with white floss) Glue to a 5 7/8 X 6" white folded card.

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1 Corinthians 13New Living Translation (NLT)

Love Is the Greatest

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Heartfelt-Special Couple

Good morning!

 I made this card with the beautiful Classic Wedding Collection and did a sort of Bendi with the top.  The Beautiful Decorative Medallion makes a wonderful arch way.  The card itself is flat but the arch is bent like a Bendi-Frame by being about 1/4" longer than the space I have it in (the inside light pink panel).  Only the edges are attached so my Wedding Bells are hanging out from the arch.
I had so much fun making the beautiful roses for this card and creating little buds as well.  Heartfelt's rose die is a pleasure to work with!

I used the beautiful Crystal Clear glitter on my roses, tulle in between and white Prills here and there as "baby's breath".

Heartfelt-Special Couple

Classic Rose Stamp Set HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die HCD1-7110
Classic Wedding Bells Stamp Set HCPC-3789
Classic Wedding Bells Die HCD1-7143
Decorative Medallion Die HCD1-7144
Classic Wedding Wishes Stamp Set HCPC-3790
Classic Rose Vines Stamp Set HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines Die HCD1-7111
Classic Wedding Paper Collection HCDP1-279
Minnie Pearls Prills ANC803
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear PGM15015
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
Stack & Store Daubers HCDA1-449
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723
Metal Tip 352854

Instructions: Other Products: Pearls, Pink Tulle, Stickles, White Linen card stock, White smooth card stock

Card size is 6 1/4 X 5 1/4.  Cut pink paper from the Classic Wedding to the card size and glue to cover folded white card.  Stamp, die cut and sponge Classic Rose pieces with Angel Pink Memento, Classic Rose Vines and Classic Wedding Bells with Black Memento  from smooth white and then sponge with color using Bazzinks-light green and Memento- Bamboo Leaves, (the Classic Wedding Bells image is colored with Copic Markers C0,C01,C02,C03,C05,R81,R83,R85,YG63,G21,G82).  Form and fashion roses and leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Add glue to tips of roses and dip into Crystal Clear for sparkle. Cut another ivory color print from the designer paper 5 X 6" and stamp "To A Special Couple" from Wedding Wishes on the bottom right and then glue bells toward the top.  Die cut the Decorative Medallion from heavy weight white card stock and glue just the sides to the card edges even with the ivory paper to make it bend (similar to a Bendi Frame card).  Glue pink roses and leaves down onto left side of card.  Add a few leaves and a rose bud to the right side as well.  Add tuffs of pink tulle to rose bouquet and then add a few white Prills (like babies breath) around rose bouquet.  To finish this card, add large pearl halves to the corners and a string of pearl halves along the top of the Medallion arch.

Friday, June 23, 2017

ODBD - Wedding Swing Card

Good morning!
This is my inspiration card for this week.
I made my own swing card using the Oval dies.  You can use any basic shape really but I chose the oval to better fit the wedding cake.

Closed view
This Swing card is about 5 X 5"

Open view
I did my card using card stock 5" X 7" and my middle (swing section) is 1".
Make the base and then use a smaller nesting die to make the designer paper cuts.   Yes, there may be a bit of measuring to can do it!
You need 2 smaller ovals, 1 for the front and 1 for the back.
Stamp and decorate as desire.  Make sure the decorations on the right side isn't in far enough to be in the way of your card folding flat.
ODBD stamps used for this card: Long Lasting Love.
ODBD dies: Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Bitty Blossoms
ODBD paper: Wedding Wishes

Tutorial in photos for the flip fold (Swing Card)
You can use pretty much any shape to make the flip fold.

 Draw light pencil lines where you want the fold.  Place your die so that the middle of the die is on the first line.  Make sure your lines are not too far apart so that part of the die hangs over the second line.  Place the top cutting plate on the line and cut (it will only cut where the top plate is).  Turn the card around and place the top plate on the other line to cut only that part of the die.

 Your cut will look like this first photo.  Then take your card to your scoring system (The ScorePal used here).  Score just to the cuts on the lines drawn and fold card on those lines (erase lines).  You should have your flip.  When open one side shows, when closed the other side shows.

for more direction please visit this tutorial from Norma Lee.  she is the one who gave me the courage to try.  It is very easy once you've done it.

ODBD Products used

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Heartfelt-Banded Double Fold Out

Good morning!
Today I have a very special wedding card to share.
The papers and images in this wedding collection makes any wedding card
Gorgeous and special.
There are special messages and tags at each end where you can write your heartfelt congratulations or good advice for the new couple.
Look at that sparkle from the Crystal Clear glitter.

The pink ribbon has sparkle as well.
The belly band really adds to the total look and holds the card together until ready to open.

Banded Double Fold Out

Classic Wedding Collection
Classic Rose  HCPC-3752
Classic Rose die  HCD1-7110
Fleur Borders & Pockets die  HCD1-778
Classic Rose Vines  HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines die HCD1-7111
Decorative Medallion die  HCD1-7144
Classic Wedding Roses  HCPC-3788
Classic Wedding Roses die  HCD1-7142
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Tip
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear

Instructions: Other Products: Ribbon, Stickles, M.S. Border Punch, EK Heart Punch, Pearl Halves, Viva Perlen-Pen-Ice White.

open card is 24 X 6 1/2" closes to 6 X 6 1/2.  Cut 1 piece of 12 X 12" plus 1 piece 6 X 6" white heavy weight card stock in half. glue 1 piece of 3 X 6' piece to the end of each 12 X 6" piece then score each 15 X 6" piece at 3", 6" and 9" leaving the end at 6"
Glue the two 6" pieces together (sandwiched together to make one 6" center).  Mark 2 1/2" from the bottom on both ends and cut from mark up at an angle to the top within 1/4" of the last score (leaving the center 6" piece whole). Do this on both sides.  Cut light pink designer paper to fit each inside panel.  The Wedding couple and arch designer paper is in the center.  Cut medium pink to fit each panel on the back side.  Stamp and die cut Classic Rose and Classic Rose Vines.  Die cut Medallion X 2 and Pockets X 4.  Glue one pocket to each short side inside and outside too.  Leave inside pockets open as a pockets. Glue one Medallion to each side of the 6" center.  Use a border punch to cut enough border to top the card from end to end. Score border at card scores to make folding easier. Glue ribbon to top inside and outside, make sure you can still fold card nicely. Shape and fashion roses and leaves. Add Crystal Clear to the tips of roses.  Glue some of the Classic Rose vines to the inside (second section on both sides) and then close card to add roses so that none are under any layers when closed. Add a small swag of leaves and roses to the center at the top.  Add Perlen-Pen babies breath to floral on the center panel and add Stickles to the roses, Cut out tags from the Classic Wedding designer paper and add ribbon to tag and tuck into inside pockets.  Add large pearl halves to the outside ends and small pearl halves to the glued down pockets on the outside ends.  Use Perlen-Pen "pearls" to the inside pockets.   To make the band cut 12" strip plus 3" strip 1 1/2" wide then glue together.  Wrap around card to get where the scores should be. and then glue ends together. Cover with medium pink designer paper 1 3/8" and long enough to go around then add ribbon to center all the way around.  Cut a strip of white wide enough to cover center glued piece and border cut both sides.  Punch a heart for the center.  Stamp, die cut and color small heart wreath and wedding rings from Classic Wedding Roses.  Cut large ring at about the center and add to wreath (make sure cut is covered by wreath vine), glue to band just in a few places so that it keeps it's form.  Add Stickles to diamonds.  The band keeps the card closed nicely and adds a decorative punch for interest to the closed card.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ODBDSLC287-Color Challenge Reminder

Good morning!

For this reminder I decided to add the pink color which I really do love!

You can find all the information about joining our challenge HERE
There will be a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps for one random prize winner and an award for one card using ODBD stamps called the Shining The Light Award, and your card will be featured on the ODBD blog.

I started with the designer paper and cut and oval for a window then cut the same from a piece of white Fun Foam to pop up the entire first layer.
I glued the die cut silver Boho Background to the back of my Fun Foam layer, added the pink frame on the oval window, the ribbon wrapped around then glued the Fun Foam layer on top of my pink folded card base.
I stamped the Happy Wedding Day verse with Orchid Brilliance (pink) and die cut it with the Oval and framed it with the Ornate Oval.  
I die cut the Layering Heart, Fancy Foliage and Bitty Blossoms from card stock and foamed the bitty Blossoms then added Prills to the centers.
My Heart is edged with Brilliance.  I stamped and die cut the love birds from Happy Wedding Day then finished decorating my "window" with all of my die cut pieces.
To finish off my card I added pearls and a sheer pink bow.
ODBD stamps: Happy Wedding Day
ODBD paper: Wedding Wishes

For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters

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New ODBD products used

                 Ephesians 5:25-26New King James Version (NKJV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

Friday, June 16, 2017

ODBD June Release Reminder

Good morning!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs June Release, here is the card I created using the Bride & Groom die, Happily Ever After stamp set, Wedding wishes Paper Collection, Vintage Borders, Vintage Labels and Flower Lattice Die. For more inspiration using the June Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Bride and Groom easel card.
This card is 5 1/4" X 5 1/4" when closed.
This wedding paper has so many elegant, rich designs that is is hard to choose what to use!
I used 2 designs from the paper pack and added a border between the 2 papers.  
The sentiment is embossed with silver powder, die cut and popped up so that it acts like a stop for my easel.
Lots of pearls and ribbon were added to this card as well.

Design team
Sandee * Lisa * Cathy * Diana * Julie 
Kathy * Robin * Lori * Helen * Dawn * Sabrina

ODBD products used:

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