Pastel Greeting Card

This delightful greeting card uses Heartfelt Creations Floral Borders papers, and HFC Classic Rose and Lush Lilac dies for the flowers. It measures about 9″ x 4″, and features a sentiment from Creative Expressions.

I roughed up the edges of the white border and the pale turquoise paper, and although you can’t see much of it, wrapped a couple of strips of thin organza ribbon around the paper, before attaching the flowers. There are several different leaves used here – two of which are not even remotely associated with the flowers I chose! And of course a ribbon. No lace this time, but I almost felt like that would be a bit too much. Less is more sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll try to be more regular, now that the holidays are behind us!!

Love is in the Air!

Design #3 for February, and then I’m done….gotta play with something other than red for a while!!
The background paper is from G45 “Floral Shoppe”, the white die cut, swan and peonies & leaves from Hearfelt Creations dies (hand made by moi), and the lily of the valley are from an old generic punch. I’m sorry the gold embossing is catching the light there so much, couldn’t be helped!


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Love is in the (Lacy) Air

I have to give credit where credit is due, this was an idea I stole from a Facebook friend, and then I had to tweak it, and turn it into my own.

She had many many roses on her card, and they must’ve come out smaller than mine, but that’s ok, because I also added a shaker box where the heart is! Cute, huh?!!

Then I had to figure out how to keep it propped up, so I put a couple of pieces of paper in the middle to act as a brace.

This is definitely NOT a card you could mail, lol! It would get totally ruined in a box, or mailbox!

I had a lot of fun with this one, I really need to get off this Valentines kick, but I fear, there is more ahead!!

Happy Everything card

Forgot about this lovely, and created her before Christmas! (I think!) The arched gatefold card is probably my new favorite, it is just so darn versatile!!

I used my favorite Heartfelt Creations paper, Sweet Peony, and an ornate arch gateway die. My sentiment comes from Creative Expressions – they make more things than sentiment dies, but that’s one of my favorite tools! I just love, love, love, my die cuts!!

The lighter colored flowers were made with the Climbing Clematis, medium sized flower, and the Peonies, of course, one large, one smaller – I have a lot of fun making flowers!

The inside has another one of the arched gateway dies, and the center sentiment came from Creative Expressions, as I said before, placed between the flowers on the Floral Borders Sweet Peony die – those floral border dies are so versatile!

I just love this card, hope you do too!!

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Getting Ready for Valentine’s (part 2)

This is actually from LAST year – so forgive me if this is a duplicate!

This is a tri-fold card from Heartfelt Creations, using one of their dies, and the swans are from their Calla Lily collection. The flowers are actually from the Cherry Blossom collection, just in a deep red. The scalloped edged heart has glitter on it as well, and the seams were embossed in glittery gold. The chipboard “forever“ sentiment I found at a local craft store. It’s a little frilly – but he liked it! (He likes everything I make! He’s nice like that!!)

Getting Ready for Valentine’s (part 1)

It’s a chocolate gift box!! I used the blue birds from the Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden (Hydrangea set), and the mini flowers from the French Cottage Collection, for the tiny hydrangeas it’s an old punch I have. This came together very easily, and used one 12×12 piece of paper for the box, and the Fancy Flourish Border die cut in white. The background paper inside the box is from the Floral Borders collection.

Scrapbook Layouts

I don’t generally do dimensional layouts, as I tuck my scrapbook pages in a book, and all the flowers etc would get crushed….so why bother?

But I had a mind to create something with a couple of really great photos, and actually mount them on the wall, so I got to making flowers, and this is what I came up with.

That cute little girl is much much older now, but these are two of my favorite pictures of her.

And this beauty is now my daughter-in-law! It was lucky that both of these photos had a purple/pink element going on, so I was able to mass produce some kinds of the little flowers

Enjoy! Hope you’re inspired to make one of your own!!

Climbing Clematis Mixed Media Tag

This was a fun little project using Heartfelt Creations Climbing Clematis paper (and stamps and dies for the flowers), a few cute little charms that I got from some vendor as a freebie months ago, flat back pearls that insist on being crooked!, some old lace and polka-dot ribbon.

The upper right corner has some sparkly corrugated paper that I don’t even remember when I got it – I do remember that one of my daughters gave it to me, but it is ancient – I rubbed it with a bit of brown ink to make it blend with the paper a little more, and tore the bottom at an angle.

The clematis were crafted by moi, using HFC Climbing Clematis stamps and dies, and yellow stamens – the I used Purple and Cactus Flower archival ink to make these, and Fern Green for the leaves.

Here is the inside of the tag – its really more like a card, isn’t it? On the right hand side, I used a stencil and ink to embellish the paper, and cut the arch of flowers for the top and the little birds and birdhouse were die cut from the paper pack, and I added some glossy accents to them for shine – the sentiment, in case the glare from the light is too much reads: All things grow with love – I cut out the cute little stamps from the paper pack for the left side of the tag, and I have an old die cut (probably a generic/no-name brand) of the heart for the top. There is a thin magnetic closure under the papers, so it seems more of a tag at first glance.

I thought it was all rather cute – hope you do too!

Throwback Thursday

I made these cards quite a while ago, but for some reason never posted them here.

They are really sort of gift cards, and a unique element is the hangar on top, which allows the recipient to display it on a knob – like I have here in my kitchen.

The pink one is just a single sheet of paper decorated on both sides, the purple is an actual card, and even has a thin magnetic closure, which was required because of the heaviness of the back (see below).

It’s the chocolate bars, frankly, but maybe also because these are sorta “stuffed” with tags and mini-booklets!

Personally I think they are adorable, but then, I’ll admit, I’m kind of biased!

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Fairies Fairies Fairies!

Last one I swear – just kidding, I have a whole pack of G45’s Fairy Wings paper that my sweetie gave me for Christmas, and I plan on using every last sheet of it, one way or another!!

This is another combination of G45 products and Heartfelt Creations – by this time, you have already figured out the HFC flower dies are what I use almost exclusively for my flowers, and these are the Sweet Magnolias and Cherry Blossoms. The other HFC element is the light blue circle around the fairies – it is actually the “waste” from one of the Centerpiece dies – which I cut out of heavy white cardstock, AND some shiny blue paper to give dimension to it, and frame the fairies.

Just a close up of the fairies and flowers.

Aaaand the inside. G45 often will have a “collectors pack” or “deluxe pack” with their papers that includes bonus stickers which are fun little things – sometimes I pop them up on some chip board for dimension, sometimes not.

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