The hop begins today at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 30th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 5th. So don't forget to check there on the Wednesday following the hop.
Hello Heartfelt Creations Creators!!! Welcome to the April Blog hop from the Alumni Team!! I got my hands on the brand new Sweet Magnolia set!! All I can say is wow!!! I could not wait to get started on a project. I did a card this month, but I am working on flowers for a layout for my next project! I am so excited about Sweet Magnolia!! For my base, I created a plain white card I cut from heavy cardstock. For my base I die cut the HC Decorative Cage from the Luxe Gold paper. Can I tell you how gorgeous this gold paper is?? I mounted it on plain white card stock, then placed in on the card base using pop dots. The die set has 2 pieces, the base and the cage to place on the base. I love that the little door on the cage actually opens. You could place a sentiment behind the door.
I die cut, colored and shaped the flowers and leaves using the Sweet Magnolias stamps, dies and shaped them with the 3D mold. It really is that simple!! The 3D mold does all of the shaping for you!! Once all of the flowers and leaves were done, I just played with them arranging them on the card to my liking. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I glued them on.
I layered 2 flowers for each flower, and added a few stamen I had in my stash. Once all of the flowers were put together, I painted some watered down glue onto them, and dusted some Crystal Clear onto the flowers and leaves to give them sparkle. They really bring the flowers and leaves to life! I absolutely love the Sweet Magnolia Buds!! They are wonderful for fillers!! With the 3 dies in the set, there are so many possibilities!
Thank you for joining us on this hop!! Here is the list in order of the Hop. Of course you can start anywhere. Just make sure to leave each artist some love to be eligible to win.
Kathy Clement - https://wp.me/p34lmI-5NX
Carole Wright- https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/2021/04/28th-april-heartfelt-creations-ornate.html
Alissa Wells - http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2021/04/cherry-blossom-retreat-heartfelt.html
Candy Slabaugh - http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/heartfelt-creations-april-alumni-design.html
Vicki Dutcher - https://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2021/04/heartfelt-creations-april-alumni-hop.html
Oksana Clegg - https://everydaycrafting.blogspot.com/2021/04/heartfelt-creations-april-blog-hop.html
Monica Edwards - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/2021/04/april-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html
Amarilys Doria - https://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2021/04/fridayheartfelt-creations-april-alumni.html
YOU ARE HERE! Lisa Gregory - https://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2021/04/heartfelt-creations-alumni-april-blog.html
Emily Niehaus - https://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/2021/04/heartfelt-creations-april-blog-hop.html