Wednesday, December 28

Woodsy Wonderland with Heartfelt Creations

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share from the Woodsy Wonderland collection.  I made this card with a masculine theme, so I kept it fairly simple.  I adapted a fold out card to make this bendy card, by removing the front most panel. 

I then layered lots of trees, foliage and deer. I added flower soft to add an autumn theme, 

There are lots of great things to see on the blog as always, be sure to check it out.  Plus, you'll get a preview of the new collection coming soon, which is super cute. 

Wednesday, December 21

Heartfelt Creations: Woodsy Wonderland.

We are in the midst of a new collection at Heartfelt Creations, and at first glance, this is a pretty masculine collection, which can be hard to find sometimes.  Always one to look outside the box, I decided to isolate some of the more feminine elements of the paper collection and work with those. I love the look of wrap cards, and the new border dies from Heartfelt could not be more perfect for them. 

 The card itself is one of the new fold out card bases. I added the pretty rose paper to each of the forward facing panels, then left it completely plain, and instead chose to focus on the wrap itself. This leaves lots of space for a message on the card. 

The team have done a wonderful job as always using this collection. I find there is not so much inspiration around for masculine cards, so hopefully you will have no trouble finding something you like over on the blog. Check out the cool way that Karan Gerber has created coconut trees. So clever. 

Tuesday, November 22

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday blog hop.

Welcome to our Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Blog Hop. 

You have probably arrived here from Tracy Fehr's blog, but just in case you didn't and would like to go back to the beginning, you may do so here!

Every year, Heartfelt Creations releases a special collection especially for Black Friday. This year, there are 6 new Foldout card sets. These are blank pre-scored and die cut card bases to create amazing three dimensional cards.There are also 4 new sets of dies. These are all intricate and beautiful borders that fit the die cut edges of the Foldout card bases. There are even a couple with die cut sentiments. There are a wonderful staple to add to your collection. Best part of all, is that you could win the entire release just by following along on the blog hop. Read on for more...

First up, here are a few examples of cards created using the new foldout bases. See the sentiment die on the purple card?

Here is my first example made using the new 6x6 card box, along with one of the 6x6 in foldout cards. The card fits right inside the box!

The card base is already scored and the wavy edges have been die cut. This is such a simple way to make stunning cards. 

You can see that I have used one of the new border dies. They come in pairs, so that it fits going both left and right.

 And here is the card box. It;s like a shadow box made from card stock. I can't wait to make more of these. 

It wouldn't be Heartfelt without some floral touches. 

If you would more instructions on how to re-create this project, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog on Friday for this and all the other DT projects, complete with instructions. You can even print out a project sheet. 

Now, more about the prize.. One person will win this entire collection. All you have to do, is follow all the way through the blog hop, leaving comments along the way. 

The hop will finish on Monday the 28th of November at 11:59pm.  A winner will be chosen at random from the comments on the blog hop posts. 

The winner will be announced on the HC blog post and on Facebook on Wednesday the 30th of November. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed this little peek at the new collection. Be ready to get yours on Friday. In the meantime you are a new visitor to my blog, I'd love it if you would like to become a follower, so you can continue to see my Heartfelt work. 

Next up on the blog hop is Kathy Roney with another beautiful project. You can also find all the links for the hop here in case you missed anyone. 

You are here>>>>>Alicia Barry

Monday, November 21

Thankful with Ruby Rocket |Alicia Barry|

With Halloween behind us, it is time to start planning for Thanksgiving here in the US.  

For my cards, I decided to step away from  the traditional pumpkins and fall leaves, and stick to natural colours, and textures.  When making Ruby Rock-It cards, I like to create matching sets, using the same materials and idea, but different designs. 

I started with Fundamentals card bases. I used paper from the new Raw and Rustic collection for the base layer. I used a combination of clean cut edges and distressed sides on the corrugated cardboard layers to add more interest. 

For both cards, I added a fancy die cut circle layer in white to break up the brown layers. Next I added some rhinestone scrolls. I cut apart the pieces into smaller sections to spread across the card. 

I added a flower to the top card and hand cut feathers 

Finally, I created a sentiment using wood veneer letters over a textured image. 

 Supplies used:

Thursday, November 17

Heartfelt Puppies

This month at Heartfelt Creations is all about furry puppies. For this card I used the pre-printed image sheet that comes in the paper collection. The die cuts in the collection match most of the images, which makes quick and easy cards super simple.

 I also used  pretty border die to help distinguish between the layers.

Lots more on the blog of course.

Friday, November 11

Spring Birthdays with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

The leaves are starting to turn here in the States, and the winds are blowing, but I know it is spring back home so I have decided to go with that theme for a matching card set this month. 

I used the same combination of supplies for each card in a slightly different design. This can be a useful formula to create multiple cards in a short time frame. 

Both cards use a square card base, layered papers, new bling, a die cut label a small tag with sentiment sticker and finally some fussy cut flowers from the True Romantic paper line. 

Tip: Use foam dots between layers to create dimension, and to prevent from everything blending together so much that it appears cluttered. 

Supplies used:

Spellbinders dies

Wednesday, November 9

It's puppy time with Heartfelt Creations.

It's time not just for a new Heartfelt Creations project, but a brand new collection release. This is a very cute collection for all those dog fans out there. Here's a little more about the collection:

There’s nothing better than sharing time with your four legged fur baby, soaking in the adoration found in their bright eyes, the love displayed through their wagging tails and those endless supplies of slobbery kisses!  Whether you’re enjoying the antics of a young energy filled and mischievous puppy, or the relaxed and laid back company of an older furry friend, you are sure to fall in love with the new Pampered Pooch Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  This newest paper collection is filled with adorable fun loving illustrations of heartwarming pooches, their favorite treats, and pretty floral touches all set against beautiful shades of denim blues, grassy greens, chocolate browns and crisp creams.  The four captivating cling stamp sets include charming illustrations of man’s best friends at play, sitting pretty and even causing just a slight paw-full of trouble.  These adorable images have been coupled with a multitude of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions and are ideal for the young and the young at heart!  Cute dimensional pooch themed embellishments such as doggie bone shaped treats, paw prints, collars and of course a collection of fun loving furry friends themselves are easy to achieve when pairing the coordinating cling stamps and die combinations. So relax, get creative and celebrate great memories of canine friends both past and present, create a little something special for that puppy adoring friend who’s going through a “ruff” time, or simply lay back and bask in the joy of life as our wet nosed, fur covered friends do as we share with you the Pampered Pooch Collection…drool not included!

Here's the first little project that I created. The lid lifts off so that a little treat bag can be put inside and given as a gift. I love the expression on the cute little dog. 

There are so many really great projects on the blog today using this collection, and lots that would make great gift ideas... especially with Christmas not too far away. 

Wednesday, November 2

A final Blushing Rose share.

Today I have one last Heartfelt Creations, Blushing Rose project to share before we start with a brand new collection next week. This has been a wonderful collection to work with, so I  imagine parts of it will pop up in future projects. 

If you didn't already see the Heartfelt Creation facebook page, go take a look at a video that Emma Lou made today from the office, with another peek of the new Pampered Pooches collection coming next week. 

Meantime, I create this flip fold card that incorporates a gift card holder. 

Check out Maureen Russell's card over on the blog today. Her colouring is incredible, and I love how she extended the rose stems to look like long stem roses. 

Wednesday, October 26

Heartfelt Creations and Creative Embellishments canvas.

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share and I''m really happy with the project I have for you this week. I wish you could see how sparkly and pretty it is in real life. Photos never seem to really do justice. 

This week we are pairing up with Creative Embellishments and are showcasing their beautiful chipboard pieces on our projects. I have worked with a lovely clock face which I have dressed up with a scroll shape. You can see that I cut the scroll into two pieces and spread it across my project. 

I used lots of texture paste to add interest to the background, with sparkly glitter sprinkled over.  I used glitter embossing powder to complete the chipboard pieces. I then layered with lots of pretty roses from the Classic Rose collection from last month. 

Over on the blog you can get a preview of the next collection called Pampered Pooch, and as always, there are lots of clever projects to inspire you from the rest of the Design Team. 

Wednesday, October 12

Blushing Rose from Heartfelt Creations.

It's time for another brand new collection from Heartfelt Creations. I feel like this one is an extension of the Classic Rose from last month. The same beautiful rose stamp and die set co-ordinates perfectly with this collection, making it great value for money.

Here's a few words about the collection from the designers:

Imagine a pristinely decorated, old fashioned parlor filled with charming antiques, vintage wallpaper and the finest assembling of handsome rose patterned china offering up delectable treats and deliciously fragrant tea!  Amidst the refreshments, and scattered throughout the quarters you are drawn to lavish rose bouquets in every color imaginable, plucked from the pristine rose garden just outside the elegantly draped garden doors. As you glance around it is clear that this exquisite sitting room has been adorned for a very special occasion!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to sit, relax and indulge as they unveil the new Blushing Rose Collection!  Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms.  Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs.  The delicate, illustrations of rose clusters and single stemmed roses found within the cling stamp sets will bring back memories of the ravishing patterns on Grandma’s finest tableware that were kept behind glass and only made an appearance for the grandest of occasions.  Paired together with the coordinating stamps, the ornate dies in this collection will allow you to create enamoring rose motif die cuts perfect for all of your paper crafting needs.  A large focal background stamp, along with a full assembling of all occasion sentiments are the perfect window dressings to complete your soft and romantic vintage style rose themed creations. We invite you to enjoy the finest in paper crafting as we present the Blushing Rose Collection!

I love how the addition of flower stamens to these blossoms creates a very different effect to the ones I made last month. 

Have you seen the gorgeous tea set that Tracey Fehr has on the blog this week. Check it out here, and tell which is your favorite project this week.