Friday, December 31, 2021

December 2021 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop

 The last Hop of the year. But wait...2022 is going to bring you so much more Heartfelt Creations Inspiration! 

Todays hop begins at 
8AM EST on Friday, December 31, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EST on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. Leave some love to each of the designers blogs for a chance to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. Heartfelt Creations is also giving away a second $25 gift card for a randomly chosen comment from their blog. The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on ***Wednesday, January 3, 2022. ***So check there on the Wednesday following the hop. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the December 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Today I bring to you a folio style card that can be used for just about any occasion. It measures 4x6 with a 1/2 inch spine. The base is chip board and I covered it using the Climbing Clematis Collection Paper Collection. If you are pressed for time, the collection has 2 sheets with the flowers and leaves  printed, so all you have to do is die cut them and embellish as you wish. 

To adorn my cover, I used the 3D mold to shape the flowers, and added some of Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear to the petals, and Flower Soft to enhance the yellow in the middle. So simple, and they came out so elegant! I printed up the sentiment and cut it apart, using only some of the words to create a new sentiment. I adhered  the words on a cut out label from the collection, and popped it up on some pop dots for dimension. I fussy cut the sweet little birds and adhered them to the label as well. 

I used sari ribbon for the spine of the folio, and tied it in a bow. On the back cover, I adhered a die cut flower and some of the leaves to the upper corner. 

On the inside of the folio, I created a pocket on the insides of the front and back cover. I fussy cut some of the tags from the collection and tucked them into the pockets. I also adhered some of the die cut flowers to the front of the slanted pocket. You could certainly slip in a note or letter  into the pocket. 

This is a sweet little quick project, and a great way to use all of the little labels and tags in the collection. I hope you are inspired to create your own folio, and get those flowers shaped!! 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Clematis Die

3D Clematis Shaping Mold

Climbing Clematis Paper Collection

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Be sure to comment on each of the blogs for a chance to be selected to win. You will be inspired along the way! 

Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop List

·         Kathy Clement

·         Carole Wright

·         Vicki Dutcher

·         Candy Slabaugh

·         Alissa Wells

·         Amarilys Doria

·         Monica Edwards

·         YOU ARE HERE: Lisa Gregory

·         Heartfelt Creations

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Monday, December 20, 2021

49 and Market December 20 2021

 Hello Lovelies. Well, this is my last DT project for the 2021 season. I wanted to do something to reflect the winter season. The Vintage Artistry Teal collection is perfect to create a beautiful icy wintery project. I added a lot of sparkle and kept it nearly mixed media free because I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous paper. The flowers in White Heron were a perfect addition to this layout. Living in Florida, we have lots of White Heron, and their snow white color is pure perfection! I am always amazed at the new collections that 40 and Market puts out. This one is no exception. The blues are gorgeous! I had a little happy accident, as reflected in the border sewing. I used the wrong side of the paper. It's ok, I love how this one turned out! Even though you see the underside of the sewing. I also used some of the Teal Rub-Ons around the edges as well. 

For the frame, I die cut it using a piece of the Teal 6x6 papers. It has a little bit of a marble effect. I mounted it on corrugated cardboard cut from the same die. I machine sewed around the inner border. I saved the middle cutout to mount the photo on as well. I topped it with Mod Podge in Matte to give it a bit of a sheen. 

The blooms in White heron are beautiful. I used a little bit of white gesso and some art stones for texture. I used the Bubbles and baubles randomly around the design, and also used them for the middles of the snowflakes. 

I die cut the snow flakes using a piece of Teal 6x6 paper. I used a piece with pattern on it, so each individual flake is different. I painted a very thin layer of Mod Podge on them, and sprinkled them with Crystal Clear. You could use any clear glitter for shimmer. The shimmering snowflakes are the perfect addition to my wintery layout. I tucked the snow flakes beneath all of the floral clusters. I also tucked in some Teal Rub-Ons. 

The laser cut butterflies are so sweet. I placed a few in a fluttering position. To finish off the whole layout, I used a watered down acrylic pain in a cream color to give it a hint of warmth, then used Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white dotted around each cluster. I mixed art stones with glitter paste and randomly painted it around the layout. I did not want to take away from the beautiful pattern on the paper. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to use Vintage Artistry Teal to create some winter projects. 

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Teal 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Teal 6x6 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Teal and Mango Rub-On Transfers

Rustic Bouquet White Heron

Rustic Blooms White Heron

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles Teal

Sunday, December 5, 2021

49 and Market..."Autumn Days"

 Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you a layout created with the beautiful Vintage Artistry In The Leaves. The colors of Autumn are my favorite. The colors are warm and beautiful. You are simply going to fall in love with this collection. The 12x12 paper collection comes with 2 sheets of laser cuts. So if you don't like to fussy cut, 49 and Market has done it for you! And don't forget the add-ons to the collection as it gives you so many more design possibilities! 

I used 2 colors with 4 floral collections. Rustic Bouquet and Rustic Blooms in Marigold and Cranberry, They are the perfect colors for these papers. I did some fill ins using In The Leaves Foliage. If you hit the acetate briefly with a heat gun, the ends will curl a little, giving them some extra dimension. I really love the little "whirlygigs" (seeds from a Maple tree)  fluttering towards the bottom of the page. I only adhered them from the middles so as to appear that they are fluttering. I think I need more of them!! 

I used 1 sheet of 6x8 paper collection and cut it into thirds. I put some notches on the top corners and punched a hole to make them tags. I machine stitched around the perimeter of the tags, as well as the 12x12 background paper. I added corrugated cardboard to the backs and popped them off of the background. I die cut the photo mat from one of the Ephemera Bits and die cut the photo using a stitched rectangle die for both. I strung some jute through the holes. I clipped on the fall tab to one of the strings and added a tiny flower. The batten lace on the sides of the matted photo, is a laser cut form the 12x12 collection. 

There are so many beautiful pieces to coordinate with the In The Leaves collection. A few weeks ago, I was experimenting with die cut leaves I cut from a soda can, and applying alcohol ink to. They match this collection perfectly because I took the colors from the papers, and found them in my alcohol ink stash. I tucked a few of the leaves in this layout. I topped them with some butterflies and added more Rustic flowers and leaves to create the clusters. To finish the layout, I added some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles around the page, as well as some gold flakes, some dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops,  and spattered white  paint. 

Thank you for joining me today. Be sure to check back to the blog every day for more beautiful inspiration! 

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry In the Leaves 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry In The Leaves 6x8 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry In the Leaves / Autumal

Vintage Artistry In The Leaves Foliage

Vintage Artistry In The Leaves Ephemera Bits

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles Mango

Rustic Blooms Cranberry

Rustic Blooms Marigold

Rustic Bouquet Marigold

Rustic Bouquet Cranberry