Friday, July 29, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team July 2022 Blog Hop


It is that time again! Time to get inspired, and have a chance to win! 
All you have to do is leave some love on each of the artists blogs, A  randomly chosen comment from one of the blogs will be chosen 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.  You have until Midnight August 1st.  Then you will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the July 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Let the inspiration begin!!
I chose to do a 1 Sheet Wonder mini album. Can you believe the album base was constructed using 1 12x12 sheet of paper!! So easy!! It measures 6x3 inches small. I chose a beautiful paper from the Decorative Dragonfly Paper collection. The colors are smashing!! 

The album ends up with a front, a back and 3 pages in-between. I did some machine sewing on the paper before folding and  constructing it. I left some of the threads hanging to give a little shabby chic look. 

Inside of each of the pocket pages, there are pockets filled with tags. Some were cut from the sheets of the collection, others I created a template for the larger tags, and hand cut them to fit the pockets. 

I used the Leafy Accents, and the Clematis Flowers to decorate the cover. I also fussy cut the dragonflies. There is a die that will die cut them, but I didn't have it. It would have been so much easier to die cut them! 

Two of the pockets are top pockets, and this one in the photo is a side pocket. It all depends on where you place your glue when adhering them together. I used a circle punch to the pockets as it makes it easier to slip the tags out. And if you are mindful of the pattern on the paper when you construct it, the design comes out perfectly when you fold it.  I love how this one came out.   

On this page I created a pocket for the tag, and on the tag, I created another pocket to fit a smaller tag. 

Here is another page with 2 tags slipped in tuck spots I created. 

Here is a close up of the flowers. I used the Art Foam to create them. I stamped and inked the flowers before I heat them on the iron. Then used a ball stylus to shape them further, right after they came off of the iron. I added little half pearls to the centers. Isn't that dragonfly darling!!??

Thank you for joining me for the hop!! Make sure to visit all of the artists for more inspiration! Good Luck on the win!! 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection

Clematis Die

Clematis Cling Stamp set

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Fern Green

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Cactus Flower

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Majestic Violet

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Paradise Teal

Art Foam Paper Pack

Flower Shaping Essentials

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop:

Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design

Vicki Dutcher- All I Do Is Stamp

Amarilys Doria- Amarilys’ Creations

Bozena- BBartCards

Lynn Stanborough- What the Heart Wants

Alissa Wells- Will Run for Stamps

This is ME!! Lisa Gregory- What a Beautiful Mess

Candy Slabaugh- Candy’s Creations

Gloria Stengel- Scraps of Life

Monica Edwards-  Simply Monica

Heartfelt Creations- Heartfelt Creations Blog

There are many tutorials to create different mini albums from 1 sheet of paper. This is the one I followed!! Eva of Bohemian Crafting. She shows 2 different versions. 

DIY Use Your Stuff 12x12 Books from 1 sheet (Step by step)


  1. Oh my goodness! This is the CUTEST! I may have to scraplift this idea! It's wonderful! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month, my friend! xo

  2. Just love your mini album Lisa. The Dragonfly is really a beautiful collection.

  3. What a fabulous project! Yes, I agree, the colours are gorgeous. And so great that you made it all out of a single 12 x 12 sheet! Perfect!

  4. Love this little album, I love this collection ❤

  5. Your album is beautiful. I love the dragonfly paper.

  6. This is stunning, Lisa! Wow, I love it. Beautiful papers and the stitching looks awesome. I need to make one of these. Getting back into the actual paper crafting again.

  7. I have to get my dragonflies back out. Your album is adorable!

  8. Adore the vibrant colors and that cute little dragonfly, Lisa!

  9. The beautiful papers and contrast stitching really makes your album pop beautiful x

  10. This is just adorable! And that front cover...just wondrous!

  11. Such a beautiful piece of artwork! I love it! Such a great job.

  12. Such a beautiful mini album! 1 sheet of 12 x12 designer paper? really? amazing! I love the little dragonfly! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  13. This project is one filled with surprises with all the tags. I like the detail you added by seeing on it and the adorable dragonfly is so much fun! Beautifully created!

    Sandra Smith

  14. What a cute and fun little album. I could picture my granddaughters have fun with this one.

  15. An adorable display of florals! Cute as a button design.

  16. Your mini album is stunning. Love the colors used and all the details in it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. The purple and green dragonfly is SO CUTE. I really love how you made him look!


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