So I have a goal of creating 50+ Mother’s Day cards this year, to give to a Nursing Home on Mother’s Day. You will see the “Happy Mother’s Day” message a LOT this coming year! This is one using a collection from the spring, the Climbing Clematis, and is on a 6” x 6” card base.
I also added a cute little pop of butterflies from the Floral Butterfly collection, and stuffed some tiny pale pink blossom in there which I fashioned from the Wisteria die, just to fluff it out a bit.
In the evenings, I like to make flowers, and dream up designs for cards. On Fridays and Sundays I try to actually make the cards or folios. I’m even trying to branch out from Heartfelt Creations, but they just have such adorable designs!!! This is more Climbing Clematis and a Sweet Magnolia card.
I have been remiss in posting on here! Life has gotten much busier, now that it is summertime, and we are spending our spare time visiting Florida’s Natural Springs, beaches and family!
I actually have been crafting, and have been enjoying working with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia, and Climbing Clematis collections.
In fact, I’ve been tweaking the Clematis and making it into smaller Dahlias. The magnolia has many possibilities, and each of these stamp and die sets have three different sizes. I enjoy generally clustering my flowers in odd numbers, like 3 and 5, and will often make three of the larger flower, and two smaller, or one large and two smaller.
I just realized that I forgot to post this card! I had quite a bit of fun, as I “cut down” the size of the flower (purple & black card) and since the flower is just so darn easy, it’s easy to have a card made, and then just rummage through your leftover flowers to embellish it.
This was pretty much finishing up the paper pack from Heartfelt Creations “Delightful Dahlias”, and for me, really branching out into the color orange.
Of course I didn’t really intend on orange, I kinda was hoping for that flame type flower, where it starts out as a pink and then near the tips has the orange/pink flame colored, but oh well!
Both of these are little folios, the square one measures about 6” x 6”, and the rectangle is about 5” x 7”.
I have a secret tag tucked in behind these bright pink dahlias – it has the light purple, organza ribbon bow on the top of it, and a little message on it.
The inside folio has a pocket with a gusset that will allow a thin candy bar, or package of hot chocolate, or some other fancy gift or gift card.
I was super excited to see that I won one of the monthly contests by Heartfelt Creations! Funny enough, on my FB post, I said that I already felt like a winner, because working on the flowers and playing with the beautiful paper helped me get out of a crafting slump!
I thought I had lost my crafting mojo for a bit there, but fortunately there was a little competition, and I found it again.
The first little folio was a little tricky, as the dahlia die cuts are quite large. I had to stamp them, scan them into my computer and reduce them, then print them out again – on thin card stock – and then fussy cut them out! I also created a little pocket inside the top flap so that the small tag (with the ribbon bow) could slide in, and be visible from the front. I’m actually sorta proud of myself! The bottom pocket only holds a postcard, but could easily fit a thin candy bar or special tea bags and/or a honey stick – or a gift card!
The second card is a tri-fold, and has a lot of components, including not just the candy bar, but also a little booklet and three smaller tags, which can be decorative, or used for photos or a message to the recipient. I really love this card, as I was really in a slump, but putting all the components together, helped me get motivated again. And dahlias are just plain gorgeous!
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This was one of the first Gatefold cards I made. This uses Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac paper collection, one of their gateway dies (which I layered three deep to get the dimension) and a purple “rose” that I fashioned from an old generic punch.
The inside features the bird cage, which I believe came from the same collection, and a tiny bluebird, which I believe I stole from their Cherry Blossom collection. Heartfelt Creations has so many beautiful papers and dies, I’m sorry if I get them mixed up, but they all coordinate very nicely together.