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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Hello Beautiful crafters!! Today I bring to you a mini album adorned with the Vintage Artistry In colors Collectors Edition Volume I. Not only does it have the best of Vintage Artistry in Coral, Sky Blue, and Sage, but it has 6 new Limited Edition paper designs that are gorgeous! The entire collection is amazing. All you really have to add is the flowers!! I built a gatefold style album using heavy chipboard for the base, covered it in cream cardstock, and started decorating. I machine stitched around a lot of the pieces of paper before I adhered it to the album. The size of the album is 8x6. There is a lot of room inside the album for photos and journaling.
On the inside of the top flap, I created a pocket for the Foundations Waterfall Enclosure. All I had to do was cover the out and inside with the limited edition paper. For more interested, after I covered both circle closures, I topped them with 2 baubles.
Here is a video for details on the pages in the album.
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are inspired to create your own story keeper. If you don't want to make your own mini albums, 49 and Market has a variety of Foundations albums to choose from. Stay tuned for more inspiration from our designers. xo
Friday, March 26, 2021
Hello March!!! That means it is time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!! It also means you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from the Heartfelt Creations store, and you will also be inspired by the gorgeous projects that the designers have created this month! So don't forget to visit each designers Blog and leave them some love for a chance to win. The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, March 26, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th, 2021. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st. Dont forget to check back!!
I created a card using the Ornate Flourish Gateway die. It is just one of the designs from the Elegant Gateway Dies and Accents series. I adhered my die cuts onto a 5x7 Gateway Fold card. I did cut off the last end of the trifold so that I was just left with a card that opens once. I will save the extra arch for another project. But you could adorn all 3 parts of the folds. It is a versatile card.
This is a closeup of the sentiment that I used. I love the Wild Rose paper collection. There are so many tags, card fronts, and sentiments to choose from. So many ways you can use all of the cutouts. I created a Birthday Card for this project.
On the inside of the card, I adhered a few of the flowers that I die cut from the designer papers in the collection. I left the middle blank, to add a note, wishes, or a Heartfelt Creations stamp.
Here is a closeup of the cluster of flowers and leaves I created to adorn the cover of the card. I absolutely love that one of the sheets of paper in the 12x12 Wild Rose Collection pack, has flowers and leaves that all you have to do is use your Wild Rose dies to die cut them. I spritzed them lightly with water, then ran them through the Wild Rose Shaping Mold. Once they were completely dry, I brushed on a little watered down glue, dipped them in Crystal Clear, added a custom mix of the Rock N Roll Prills to the centers, then layered them on the card. I also tucked in a few pieces of the Leafy Accents that I die cut from the solid green papers then stamped it with Ranger Archival Ink in Leaf Green. They are great for fillers when you cut them apart. Get those prills!! They are awesome for the centers of your flowers!! I love mixing the colors to get a custom blend.
Kathy Clement - https://wp.me/p34lmI-5KR
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Saturday, March 20, 2021
Hello Friends!! Today I bring to you a layout created with the Vintage Artistry Blush Collection. It is truly gorgeous, with the lightest pale pinks, to the explosions of vibrant pink, The beauty if this collection are the laser-cuts that come with the Collection. So easy to punch them out, and add them to your projects! To the gorgeous background paper, once I added the layered and matted photo and window pane, I added bubbles and baubles, the fabulous Rub-Ons, stamping, and a bit of splattering. The papers are so detailed and gorgeous, you really don't have to add anything!! But once you start building on to the design, you just cant stop!!
I always save the strips that I cut off of the bottom of the 12x12 papers. There is always an awesome design on one side. I added a laser cut design to a piece of the strip, cut a leafy vine and butterfly from the 6x6 paper pack and added it to the cluster. The tiny heart is in the blush Bubbles and Baubles set.
I tucked some of the laser cut butterflies into the floral clusters. The sugar posies in Tutti Frutti and the Enchanted Petals in Flamingo are the perfect colors for the Blush papers. I used one of the laser cuts for the title of my photo. I created a small bow from the single ply Jute, and glued it below the corner of the photo.
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Thursday, March 11, 2021
I bring to you a new creation for my Guest Design spot for Crealies. Crealies makes the most magnificent dies, and I have had so much fun creating with them. They also make Mixed Media products, and I have used a few on this layout. I created this 12x12 layout using Bold and Beautiful from 49 and Market. The large laser cut leaves and butterflies are from 49 and Market Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition Vol. I – 12×12 Collection I popped up each layer using corrugated cardboard in between to create depth. I love creating dimensional layouts. They look perfect in a shadow box.
I used the CLBP229 around the entire layout. To create the tags, I stamped 4 of the CLBP227, then added various words from the CLTD113 and CLTD114 die sets. I adhered 1 word to the 4 stamped tags.
I love Crealies texture paste. It goes on like butter!!! Using a stencil, I used the CLMM99 and the Crealies Mixed Media no 3 : Stencil Paste CLYT200414 to create the design on the background. I added a bit of CLPC08 to color parts of the paste before application. Before it dried, I sprinkled a bit of clear embossing powder and used a craft heat gun to dry the paste. It created a bit of a crinkly look that I wanted by heating it until it was bit bubbly. I love the texture it leaves.
I created smaller floral clusters on the sides of each tag clusters. And I also stamped more of the background using the zig zag stamp from the CLBP229. As a personal preference, I cut the stamp apart to make each design an individual piece. Of course you could leave them as 1.
For the flowers, I die cut Set of 3 no. 61, Flowers 26 (solid) CLSet61 using the Watercolor / Mixed Media papier, wit 200 grams (15x A4) CLBS104. The weight of the paper is perfect to create the flowers and leaves. the leaves were die cut the same way using the CLDD57 and the CLDD57A. I love that you can get a mirror image dies with some of the leave sets. I just set a half pearl onto the middle of each flower.
Once the flowers and leaves were die cut I used CLPC08 and CLPC01for the flowers, and Pigment Colorzz, Olive GreCLPC22 for the leaves. I used various amounts of water to achieve the shading in both. For the darker shades, I just added a bit more powder in my water. I work on a glass mat to mix my colors.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use your dies and stamps in a different way. There are so many possibilites! xo
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Hello beautiful friends. Today I bring to you a layout created from the Vintage Artistry Everyday Collection. I love that this collection has paper and the laser cuts. You really don't have to add to much more for the finishing touches! I used some of the gorgeous Rub-Ons around the layout. I also did a small amount of stenciling with texture paste and watered down distress paint. I did a bit of machine sewing around the 12x12 paper, and a couple of the frames, as well as around the cutout of the butterflies. I show you a quickie tutorial on how to do this cut out technique.
Here is a closeup of the cutout butterflies and the floral cluster. I used the Sugar Posies in Fluff and colored them with watered down distress paint. I also added a few of my own die cut leaves as fillers.
I tucked in a few mini flowers in Mushroom. They are awesome as fillers for tucking into floral clusters. I scattered some Bubbles and Baubles around the page. I added some srt stones and paint spatters to top of the finished layout.
For my title, I used the brand new Word Clips! They are going to be awesome in mini albums and junk journals, but I found this one perfect for my title. "Perfect". I just clipped it on like a paper clip. I cut a couple of pieces of Washi tape to tape down my photo.
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Vintage Artistry Essentials Word Clips White
Friday, February 26, 2021
Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni February Blog Hop!! Just hop with us, leave a comment on each of the designers blog post, and you may be a winner!! A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a
Please comment on my blog post and each of the other talented Designers in the blog hop for a chance to win. Good Luck!!!
Thank you for joining us today for the Hop!! Next stop is Oksana!!
Hello. Today I bring to you a mini album I creating using Crealies fantastic dies. The LOVE die can be used in so many different ways, but I envisioned a mini album you could use for those special keepsake photos. The entire album was constructed using CLBigLT13 with stitch line which are a set of large tags. And for the star is the cover using CLCZ156 LOVE (cardsize) which is an awesome layered word LOVE. The base is chipboard, then layered with brown cardstock, then topped off with the patterned paper. I saved the middle part of the heart and popped it up a bit with an extra layer of corrugated cardboard underneath. I inked the edges of everything in the mini. The mini album was inspired by the most awesome Tim Holtz. To pay tribute to such inspiration, I used Tims Wallflower paper to create the mini. It is by far my most favorite paper pack! I raided my husband shop for the wing nuts, and used a digital fussy cut measuring tape from Vectoria Designs. Of course what would a grunged up vintage mini be without Vintage photo distress ink. The cherry on top!! I hope you enjoy this mini.
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Tim Holtz Wallpaper 12x12 paper pack
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
2 Wing Nuts
Vectoria Designs digital measuring tape
We R Memory Keepers Large Eyelets
bulb safety pins
various butterfly fussy cuts from my stash