Heartfelt Creations Semifinalist!

I am so excited to announce I have been chosen as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalist! This has been long term dream of mine!

Below are the three projects I submitted! Birch Bark and Roses, 2 Lovely Doves Wedding Card and He is Risen Dogwood Card. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. If you keep scrolling, there are other blog posts with supplies and directions for two of these projects.

Please take a moment to vote for me! Here is the link to the Heartfelt Creations Blog Post about voting for the semifinalists! https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced


Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for voting!

Have a crafty day!


2 Lovely Doves Wedding Card

Ah…. love! Pretty soon wedding season will be upon us! Get ready by having a gorgeous card available! Tulle, lace, feathers, roses, what’s not to love?!?! Here is one that I made recently as part of my application for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! It’s an elegant, amazing easel card! Easel cards always surprise people! They aren’t hard to make, but the wow factor in giving them is priceless! This one features two Heartfelt Creations doves and a cascade of flowers from the new Flowering Dogwood Collection and my own special addition, a secret special message pocket on the back.

I wanted the look to be soft and romantic and I wanted the focal point to be the doves. Because of this, I made simple flowers and vines with no stamping details and no stamens in the flowers. I water colored them with Memento Ink and Distress Ink. The doves are stamped with jet black Staz-On ink and backed with real feathers. So without further delay: Supplies, directions and more photos are below!


5” x 7” Wedding Easel Card

Supplies: HFC Classic Rose stamps and Dies, Classic Rose Vines Die, Regal Borders and Pocket dies, Flowering Dogwood and Doves stamp and dies, Snow Kissed Tag Die, Heart die (discontinued), dries clear adhesive, hot glue, Cold Press 140# watercolor paper (I use Strathmore), 110# White cardstock, Candlelight paper, Memento Ink: Angel Pink, Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Staz-On Jet Black ink, a variety of lace, chalk white seam binding ribbon, white rose ribbon, feathers, white tulle, baroque stencil, modeling paste, super fine cool white glitter, scoreboard, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, flower shaping tool, water brush, one inch hole punch, distress tool

Directions:  Cut one 4.5″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper and stencil baroque pattern on it with stencil, modeling paste and pallet knife. Carefully remove stencil from paper and sprinkle with super fine glitter. Set aside to dry. Assemble an easel card: Cut a 5”x 7” hinged at the top card base from heavy weight 110# white cardstock. Score top piece in half and bend forward. Cut one piece of 5” x 7” heavy weight 110# white cardstock, adhere to bottom half of folded piece- you now have your easel card base. Cut 3 pieces 5” x7” of candlelight paper. Adhere to top panel and bottom inside panel and underside of the folded panel. Cut classic rose shapes from watercolor paper to make 7 flowers (1 large, 2 medium, 4 small) Color middles with Angel Pink Memento Ink. Shape while wet and set aside to dry. Cut 3 classic rose vines from watercolor paper, color with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and a water brush. Shape and set aside to dry. Cut one Regal Border from Candlelight Paper and glue to front panel layer. Measure and cut ribbon and lace, adhere to front panel and front of bottom panel. Distress the stenciled piece by tearing off the bottom at an angle and distressing all sides and layer on card front with adhesive. (I use an electric “distress it all” tool) Using watercolor paper, stamp and cut out two doves using Staz-On jet black ink, adhere white feathers to the backside with hot glue. Cut the heart out three times and glue them together, the top layer should be candlelight paper, the under layers can be basic white cardstock. Cut cascading dogwood flower and color with water brush and distress ink. Assemble flowers, cut apart rose vines. Make a triple bow from white tulle, adhere with hot glue. Adhere everything else as shown.

Final optional step: Make a personal message pocket on the back space. Cut a piece of candlelight paper 3 ½” x 5” and using a one inch hole punch cut a half circle from the right side of the 3.5” length. Decorate with die cut of choice, flowers, vines and lace, then adhere to the back of the card (see picture). Cut a tag from Snow Kissed Tag Die, use seam binding ribbon through the hole on the tag to help put it in and out of the pocket. Write your personal message and put the tag back in. Now give it someone special for their special day!

Happy Crafting!


PS: candlelight paper can be found at Michael’s craft stores.


Birch Bark and Roses

Here is a lovely card I made as part of my application to be a Heartfelt Creations Design Team member. Next week I will find out if I made it to the semi-final round. It’s been a busy new year! Here’s to hoping spring will be here soon! 🙂

A few years ago I was walking in the woods on the farm where my husband grew up in northern Minnesota. I found some amazing pieces of birch bark. I gathered some hoping one day I would be inspired to create something. I used some of it to cover the roof of a cedar birdhouse. The rest of it I saved until this week when I made this lovely woodsy card full of flowers and bark and dripping with hope of spring! This would be a beautiful piece to display in a shadow box frame!

Supplies and directions for how to make this lovely piece of art are below!


6” x 6” Birch Bark Rose Card:


HFC Classic Rose Stamps and Dies, Flowering Dogwood and Doves Stamp and Dies, Classic Rose Vines Stamps and Die, Raindrops on Roses Die, Delightful Daisies Die (leaf), dries clear adhesive, hot glue, Cold Press 140# watercolor paper (I use Strathmore), 110# White cardstock, Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Concord Grape, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Staz-On Ink: Timber Brown, tree bark stencil, modeling paste, pallet knife, score board, paper trimmer, flower shaping tool, water brush, an interesting piece of real birch bark. Be sure to use 110 # heavy cardstock for the base, as this is a heavy card. (Some paper is labeled 110# index cardstock, this is not the same weight cardstock as 110# cardstock).


Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” piece of watercolor paper. Stencil with bark stencil and modeling paste, set aside to dry. Cut a 6”x 6” hinged cardstock card base from 110# white cardstock. To make a hinged 6” x6” card, cut one piece 6” x 6”, cut another 6” x 7” and score one inch in, fold it, and adhere it to the other piece. Cut one Raindrops on Roses piece and cut it in half. Cut one 5.75” x 5.75” piece from the Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, I used the deep purple/grape color piece. Using Staz-On Timber Brown stamp all your roses, vines, dogwood cascade, and daisy leaves on a large piece of watercolor paper, cut with coordinating dies, color with Distress Ink, shape while wet with flower shaping tools, set aside to dry. Assemble all your flowers and glue together. Distress your bark stenciled piece. Do a dry run with your pieces and see how you like them and how you want to put them together. (Each birch bark piece is different, if you don’t have birch bark available, you can use birch bark paper or another alternative. Then, layer and adhere all the pieces. Enjoy!


Happy Crafting and have a beautiful weekend!