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Friday, August 26

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share for the week. This week, I really wanted to make the spruce trees a focus. I used a flip fold album insert for the card base.  This gave me three layers to work with. I added the trees in all three sizes to all three faces of the card. The trees have all been shaped with a stylus for dimension, and then have glitter added to the branch tips. 

  

I added the snowman image by stamping the background part only (selective inking), then layered the snowman which was die cut separately, over the top. 
   
 

Check out the blog for lots of card and layout ideas, and look especially for Susan Smit's amazing snow globe inspired card. 

Friday, August 19

Heartfelt Creations share.

I am a little late posting this week, as I have just started a new job with about 2 hours notice, so it has been a crazy week.

Congratulations to Lenoria, who was the winner of the birthday blog hop that we ran through the week, and thank you to all those who left lovely comments on my blog, I loved reading them all. 

Meanwhile, I have been busy creating these cute little tag gift boxes using the dies that come with the Snow Kissed collection from Heartfelt Creations. It is a combination of a small box die and a tag die to create the sides. These will be a very versatile set to have in your collection. They would be super handy for wedding favours, party favours, even hanging Christmas ornaments for your tree. To give you an idea, the tag is a regular tag size, so you can see that these are quite small in size. 



Make sure that you check out the blog where you can find 7 more projects using these same dies, and of course many more samples of cards using the same paper collection. Susan's sweet little boxes are divine!

Wednesday, August 17

Card making with Fundamentals cardstock.



This month at Ruby Rock-It, we are showcasing the brand new range of Fundamentals Basics Card stock and embellishments. The new range includes a full range of coloured card bases in three different sizes, paper butterflies, tiny tags and coloured clothes pegs, all in matching colours. 




While the coloured bases are bright and bold, for my tutorial this month, I have chosen to use the grey card bases to create an elegant set of cards.  I have used some patterned paper from the Memories mini theme, along with black corrugated cardboard, mini butterflies, tags and clothes pegs. 

Here's my first card for today, along with step by step instructions for those who wish to play along at home. 


Cut some pieces of white mesh tape (available from hardware stores), and adhere to either side of the card (it's self adhesive).


Tear a piece of black corrugated card. Layer this over the top of a pice of distressed background paper. 


Cut a scalloped tag in half and tuck under the top and bottom of the corrugated board. Tuck a small tag shape into the top of the distressed paper and clip a black clothes peg to the top. 


Cut a sentiment label from the background paper and adhere to the left of the corrugated board. Fussy cut some floral sections form the other side of the backgound paper and shape the edges. Adhere around the outside of the frame.

Finally, add some tiny paper butterflies, and apply some dimensional paint dots to the butterflies, and sentiment frame as shown. 


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I also made a couple of other cards using the same materials, but with different card base sizes. 







Supplies used:



Friday, August 12

Happy Birthday Emma Lou

(**Apologies for the look of this blog post with the strange backgrounds. I have tried and tried to fix it :(  )

Most of you would know that Emma Lou is the Creative Director for Heartfelt Creations and looks after our Design Team. It is her 30th birthday, so the Design Team, past and present have gotten together to host a blog hop to celebrate. We all made cards for her and sent them off, which she got this week.



Emma Lou's wonderful husband Richard wanted 
you all to have the chance to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift voucher on the hop! 
All you have to do is comment on as many blogs as you want in the hop.

The Hop starts from 8am EST on Thursday 11th August
and closes Tuesday 16th august at midnight EST. A winner will be randomly
drawn from all of the blogs and will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations
Facebook page on Wednesday 17th August. The winner will have
72 hours to claim the prize. If the prize is unclaimed we will draw the prize again!






 Nupur is next up, click here to see what she has made:


You should have landed here from Martine's blog, but just in case, here is the complete list, so you can head back to the beginning and see all the beautiful cards that the team made. 

Thursday, August 11

Snow Kissed from Heartfelt Creations

It's time for another brand new collection from Heartfelt Creations. It's a bit strange to be working on wintery images when it is still so warm outside.  


Bring out the softer side of old man winter in all of your projects with the new “Snow Kissed” Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  An exquisite blending of classic winter scenes depicting gentle snowfalls, candle lit windows, countryside sleigh rides mixed with a sprinkling of fun filled images of frosty snowmen delivers the perfect compilation of winter themed imagery for all of your holiday and chilly season creations.  This newest collection features three cling stamp sets revealing illustrations of towering pine trees and frosty snowmen ideal for creating spectacular winter scenes, a large gift tag perfect for adding that special handmade touch to all of your beautifully wrapped gifts, as well as a wide variety of snowflakes which when paired with the coordinating dies will allow you to build one of a kind dimensional flakes as realistic and individual as those in a gentle snowfall.  The charming paper collection showcases beautiful hues of cozy blues and rich pine greens accented with deep burgundies creating exquisite backdrops to showcase patterns of elegant snowflakes, windswept swirls, playful polka dots and beautiful brocades resembling those found on a cozy handmade quilt.  And, this unique collection brings with it a special surprise…a small gift box die ready to be cut, assembled and embellished, making packaging smaller gifts quick and easy during the busiest time of the year!  So, grab your quilt, cozy on up in your craft room and join us as we bring just a kiss of snow to your craft table….we promise no shoveling required!

This is a lovely collection that has some super cute snowman images for those that like fun images, and also really great trees and background images for those who prefer things a little more serene.

Here's my first take on this new range.  I have used strips of acetate across the base of the card edged with glitter to create the snowy scene. I've added lots of sparkly glitter to the background image too. 



This collection comes with a cute little gift bag die as well. You can see some examples of this on the blog. I'll be sharing my own soon. Go to the blog here to see lots more.