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!

Eileen

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!

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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!

Eileen

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

 

50th Anniversary

Hi Everyone,

I have an amazing easel card for you today. Check out all the pics to see all the lovely details! I will try to list the supplies but I might miss a few. 🙂

Supplies: 140# cold press extra white watercolor paper, 110# white cardstock (5″ x7″ easel card base), vellum, shimmer pearl paper, gold cardstock, embossing paste, wedding glitter, rambling rose embossing folder, Marianne dies- wedding couple, the top arch, Spellbinders rose & leaf, Sue Wilson maidenhair fern, Cheery Lynn mini flourish & fishtail banner, gossamer white ribbon, pearl/rhinestone embellishments, pearl/rhinestone button, heart stencil, baroque stencil, Heartfelt Creations heart die, a variety of ribbon and lace, foam dimensional bits, a bit of tulle for the veil. 1″ circle punch- for making the pocket on the back. I am sure I am missing stuff, but you get the idea 🙂 oh, Distress Ink: Peeled Paint.

Directions: Cut everything, edge the greenery with peeled paint.  Assemble from base up ending with Roses. Embellish with pearls and rhinestone bling. I left my roses white, but you could add color if you want. Terrible directions, but it took a few hours to put together, mostly because I couldn’t decide “Exactly” how I wanted it. In the end, like most cards, they come together perfectly how you tried to envision them! and in some cases, even better. 🙂

If you do have a specific question about any dies/paper, please feel free to leave me a comment, and I will be sure to answer your question.

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

Happy Anniversary!

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Hi Everyone!

Wow, time flies! I have been busy with my Farmers’ Market Booth ! Now, that is done, and my card shop is decimated, (which I think is a good thing!) it’s time to start creating some new, beautiful cards!

This wasn’t a difficult card to make, but it was difficult to decide HOW to decorate it!

Supplies: 5 x7 hinge card, Rose creations dies, spellbinder rose leaf die, Sue Wilson maiden fern die, Sizzix ornate distressed frame, chipboard (cereal box) rhinestone bling, watercolor paper- 140# cold press 2 pieces cut 5 x7, pearl shimmer paper- 2 pieces cut 5 x7 distressed edges, rose leaves, prima baroque stencil, heart stencil, embossing paste, anniversary stamp- I used a justrite stamp. Staz-on black ink, vellum, white seam binding ribbon, hot glue.

Directions: Make a 5 x7 hinge card, then fold top half in half to make the easel. Cut one more piece of cardstock 5 x 7 glue to folded portion and it will stand up to make the front of the card. Use the baroque stencil to stencil the 2 5 x7  panels of watercolor paper, set aside to dry. Cut your roses from watercolor paper, ink the middles with spun sugar, shape with a bone folder, assemble with hot glue. Cut your leaves ink with peeled paint. Stamp Happy Anniversary with Staz-on black ink, set aside to dry. Cut two frames from chipboard, glue together, cut one frame with silver cardstock and glue on top. brush with some white acrylic paint to dull the silver a bit. Assemble the card as shown in the pics. Insert a bow made from seam binding ribbon.

The pocket on the back of the card was made with a leftover rose and some paper. I stenciled the heart, cut the paper to fit the space and cut another one to make the pocket. Use a 1 inch hole punch to make a half circle punch for sliding the card in and out. Cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside, hole punch, put on some ribbon, glue a flower and some leaves. Insert into the pocket. Glue the pocket on the back of the card.  Enjoy!

Have a beautiful day!

Eileen

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80th Birthday!

Hi Everyone,

It was my mom’s 80th birthday this past weekend! I wanted to make a beautiful easel card for her. I haven’t made many of these types of cards, so deciding the shape was a bit time consuming! So many options!! Here it is!!

Supply list: Spellbinders grand labels 4, 110 # white cardstock for base and fold parts to make it sturdy. Candlelight/pearl cardstock layer, vellum layer with Swiss dot embossing, tulle layer, Lemon Craft -House of Roses paper for final top layer with matching rose embroidered ribbon, Tim Holtz frame- 2 pieces of chipboard (cereal box) with a layer of white cardstock, 140# cold press watercolor paper, Spellbinders (SB) rose creations die, SB rose leaf die, Sizzix number strip, Cheery Lynn fish banner, Recollections pearl bling. Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, vintage photo, picked Raspberry, spun sugar, antique linen. Staz-on ink: Jet Black. Dries clear adhesive, hot glue. Imagination. 🙂

Directions: Cut all your layers- two of each with whatever base shape and paper you decide. I have four layers. Make a hinged base layer, score the top layer of the base and fold in half. Cut all your roses from watercolor paper, spray lightly with water and ink with distress inks using a foam pad. Using a water brush and peeled paint and vintage photo, ink all your leaves. Let all your pieces dry. Cut your frame pieces and assemble, darken the edges with vintage photo ink. Cut two sets of numbers and layer them (bottom layer plain cardstock, top layer candlelight pearl cardstock) put foam dots on back to give height. Attach to card. Stamp sentiment on vellum, dry with heat tool. Cut with fish banner die from Cheery Lynn and attach. Shape and assemble roses with hot glue. Arrange leaves and flowers, then adhere with hot glue. Attach pearl bling. Cut one more piece and attach to back of card to write a special note and you are done! 🙂

I am entering this card in “Happy Birthday” Dies R Us Challenge  http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/?mc_cid=f82eef303c&mc_eid=e69a1bb331

Enjoy your week!

Eileen

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