Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Gift of Love" from the Heartfelt Creations Blushing Rose collection

Hi everyone, I hope you have all recovered from the big Black Friday craziness.I also hope you all got some rock bottom priced toys...if only to top up the stash....for a rainy day....lol...
I always say, making the investment for when all the stores close....lol
I would like to thank everyone who visited and left some love behind...I can't get back to you all, although I would love to. You are on my to do list though....lol
Have a great visit


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried By Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products Used:
Cross Promotion: ‘WANT 2 SCRAP’ Self-adhesive bling. INKS: Distress inks: Peeled paint. Forest moss, Victorian velvet, Dusty concord. PAPERS: Aquarelle paper. Cardstock: Lilac, winter white, blue/green. Other: Heat gun, Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Water color pen, Fussy cutting scissors, Paper distressing tool, Foam inking tool, Diamond stickles, Embossing folder (sizzix), Archival black ink, Water coloring brush, Fussy cutting scissors, Spellbinders S4-542 Victorian Bow (small oval)


Directions:
This is basic instructions on how to cut a Z slider card that measures when finished15 cm x 13.5 cm. Using a winter white base card stock cut for the card base, 27 cm x 13.5 cm. Make folds at 6 cm and 12 cm across the 27 cm side. Fold these creases to form hill and valley folds. Once the card base is folded, the measurements to be further used will be, 15 cm x 13.5 cm (background), 6 cm x 13.5 cm. (card front foot). Further, cut from the base card stock, 13 cm x 10 cm (card front) and 11.5 cm x 4.5 cm (card front slide).


Cut all the contrasting matting and design papers 2mm smaller each side for each layer used. Once the card background and the slider card piece is completed with matting, the slider can be adhered to the top center of the card background. NOTE: When the card front is being put together, leave the top of the card between the base and the matting layers open. This is so you can slide the slider between the layers. This part of the card holds it all upright and works as a stand. Adhere the card front to the card foot, making sure you have enough room for the slider to slide into the card front opening.


 FOR THIS CARD: Cut two layers for the matting, the first layer in blue and the second layer in lilac. Emboss the lilac card stock. Ink all the edges with the forest moss distress ink. Adhere to the card base. Cut he design paper to 8.1 cm x 10. 7 cm, also ink the edges of this paper. Adhere this paper to the card front with 3d foam squares. Stamp, color and shape the rose and leaves. Stamp the sentiments from the ‘Moments With You’ and the ‘Encourage You’ stamp set. The sentiment ‘A Gift For You’ is stamped with the gold embossing powder. Fussy cut the circles. Die cut the spellbinders small oval once. Trim this so you use both the lace peeks to show when placed behind the sentiments. Ink the edges of the sentiment cuts with the distress inks. Stamp the Blushing rose swirl image, color, die cut, shape and trim to get the flower and swirl piece that will peek from under the paper layers and roses. Arrange at the foot of the card front as shown in the photo. Add the half pearls to the flower centers. To finish the card add stickles to the roses. Stamp, color, die cut and shape the rose ? circle image. Adhere this to the card front top with 3d foam squares. Last, add to the roses a hint of stickles to bling up your finished card.


love all the layers....the roses...can't get enough of them! xxxoxxx


A close up of how the layers are and the slider right and left.


I have heard some of you are having troubles converting from centimetres to inches....I hear what you are saying...years ago at school we changed to centimetres and life became so much simpler! It's true...you should try it. So since then I have not used inches...a real pain with card making as a lot are done in the inches. So what I did, I invested in a inch ruler and converted from the centimetre ruler. Not always easy, as I found I could just as well start from scratch. Unfortunately it does not always work as one is a bit out sometimes...enough to be a pain in the imperial butt....and when one needs to start all over again because the card or what ever does not fit any more...grrrr.
 Thats why I don't use inches any more....but some of you are insistent...lol....I understand. So I shell try to accommodate you. Just give me the time to relearn all the inches and 1/4's, 1 1/8ths etc.
I promise, I shall do my best but don't expect the change to come by next week...you know that saying... "you can't teach an old dog new tricks". In the mean time I do suggest to invest in a centimetre ruler and try it....who knows you might get converted....
Have a scrappy inky day any way..
Inky love sussipoppins








Wednesday, November 30, 2016

...Double yum today!....'Heard Your'e Having A Ruff-time' and 'The Lord Is Your Joy' cards

Yes you got it right...another double posting...letting you down softly from last week. Hope you had fun on the hop. Thanks for all the love left behind last week. I tried to get back to you all, but ran out of time. So and big hug to all that left some love behind in the comments. There was so many that popped in on me...but what does one expect ? with that dream of a prize...
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'DRUM ROLL'
 The winner of the to die for prize is from Angelica's blog and is 'Diana Joy.' This will be be announced and posted on FB and the Heartfelt Creations blog. Diana, you will need to email info@heartfeltcreations.us with her details. Cindy is expecting her email!
Congratulations Diana  xox
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Don't forget to scroll right through as there is another post below this one....lol
#1
“Heard You’re Having A Ruff Time” 


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:
Other Products Used:
 Card Stock: Green (Parakeet), Crafters Companion A4 Whit-hint of gold 300gm. Ranger: Orange peel Stickles, Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking foam tool. Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Paper-distressing tool, Scissors, Distress Inks: Forest moss, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Honey yellow, Old paper, Antique linen, Mowed lawn. Other: Black archival ink, Versa-mark, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Scoreboard,
Misti, Hot glue gun, Cocktail stick, Creative Embellishments-“Hope”



Instructions:
This Z slider card fits into an envelope that measures 22 cm x 21 cm when completed. A4 cardstock is used to make the 17.5 cm x 21 cm ‘Z’ slider card 
To make the card base: Taking the A4 cardstock and score at 6 cm and at 12 cm along the long edge. Fold into valley and hill folds. This will form the card front foot (6 cm x 20.8 cm) and card front background (17.7 cm x 20.8 cm). For the slider, cut 11.5 cm x 7 cm. For the card front cut 14 cm x 17 cm. For this card, the white base is inked with forest moss distress ink. This ink lets the pearl base show through. All the matting layers will be cut at 2 mm smaller each side. Cut one matting layer in each of the green card stock and the design paper found in the paper pad to fit all the card base elements. Ink the edges of the design paper with forest moss ink. Adhere all the matting layers together, except the top edge of the card front and the first matting layer. This is so you can slide the slider between the card stock layers. If you forget to do this, don't panic. Then you make a band measuring16.5 cm x 2 cm and adhere to the top back side of the card front. Use this for the slider guide; adhere to the back of the card front. Fixed. Adhere the slider to the top center of the card background front. (Make sure you do not place the glue and double-sided tape too low. If you do this, the card front will not sit flat when closed. If this happens, make a slider guide for the back and place it lower in the back. ) Adhere the card front to the center of the card foot. Slide the slider in to place. 
Make and adhere all the embellishments to the card front. First stamp and make the flowers. The stamping for the flowers is done with the gold embossing powder. When shaped with the flower shaping kit, add the clear drying glue to the tips of the daisies, then dip into the glitter. Put aside to dry. When dry tap off the extra glitter.

Click HERE to see the video on using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit…


Cut the leaves and sentiment banner using the Cut-Mat-Create die set. Ink the edges of all of the elements. Stamp the sentiment. Color the cocktail stick and adhere to the back of the sentiment to look like a post. 


Stamp the Pooch and his bones. Die cut the images and extra 4-6 times extra to make chipboards from the images. Adhere all together. 


Taking the Creative Embellishment “Hope” word, apply the clear drying glue to the front of the word then dip it into the glitter. Add a second layer if needed. 


Put aside to dry. Once all the layers for the card base has been put together and the “Hope” is dry, you can now adhere all the embellishments for the card. First adhere the bones to the lower card front, then the Pooch to the center using the aid of foam 3d dots to keep the height even.


Adhere the daisies and leaves then the sentiments. 


Note: When adding the slider decoration, make sure the slider still slides before securing with glue.
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#2
"The Lord is your Joy"


Below zooming in on those roses.These are made with the larger sized petals. 4 layers.


Above - the card front first fold-out layer.


Above - second fold-out layer


Above and below - the third fold-out layer.


below- the card base layer


 Below- just to enjoy the beautiful roses and die borders.





Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:
Other Products Used:
Card Stock: White pearl finished card stock (brand unknown)
Ranger: Platinum Stickles, Water Mister, Inking foam tool. Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Distress Inks: Walnut stain, Forest moss, Tattered rose, Aged mahogany. Other: Versa-mark, Black archival ink, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti, Spellbinders Classic oval S4-112, Pearl beads (flower centers), Hot glue gun, Creative expressions embossing folder Quilted flower EF-017, A4 die cutting machine. Masking/wasi tape



Instructions:
Click HERE or HERE to see the making of Heartfelt Creations rose
The finished size of this card is 19.5 cm x 16.5cm.
Find the fold out card from the card set that fits the dies on the product list. Taking the card stock cut strips to measure 17.8 cm wide. For each card fold front cut two fancy boarders and one plain. Using the card shape to guide where to place the boarders on the card stock. Tape them down so they won’t move as you put them through the die cutting machine.  Trim to the length as needed. The lace boarders I cut shorter than the card as it would be too heavy and bulky if I did not. Run the plain card fronts through the machine with the embossing folder. Ink this with the tattered rose ink to make the embossing pop. Distress the top edge of the embossed layer, finish the layer edge with a touch of Aged mahogany ink. Apply enough ink to the lace boarders so they will be totally colored green or pink. The pearl effect will show through the ink. Adhere all the layers in their place. Stamp all the sentiments, roses and leaves with the black ink. Color, die cut, and shape the leaves and flowers. Use the pearls for the center of the roses as you are making them. Add with the inking foam tool a little aged mahogany ink to the top of the rose buds and roses to add more interest. Cut the sentiments so they will fit in the card sections. Bring the Forest moss in on to the sentiment shapes with the foam-inking tool adding walnut stain ink to the edges to give more depth. Adhere the sentiments in place with the 3d foam tape. Not to make it too thick or the card will not close. Arrange and adhere the leaves and roses around the sentiments. Trimming the swirls and leaves as you go. Tip: I found the hot glue gun good to adhere the roses and leaves as they stayed in place and did not have to hold them in place till the glue dried. The down side is you have to be fast and placement has to be correct first time. Wet glue is more forgiving and you can change the position if you got it wrong. When all glue is dry and embellishments are secure. Apply stickles to the swirls to finish the card.

Well thats it for this week.
Scrappy inky hugs to you all and have fun playing.
sussipoppins.

Keeping you up to date: The building here is starting to come together, The stairs, windows and electric in in. Holding my breath as electric sockets and lighting is a big issue in a craft room! Hoping I did well but I am sure I will be missing something when all is done....The laundry will be closed and ribbed by the end of the week, so I can do a load of washing that has been piling up for the last few weeks. Yes still living out of a suit case and camping in the lounge down stairs. Yip living in there worlds at the moment. Mine, the real world and the building white dust and rubble world....lol.
One thing I do know, once all is done I will be living in a dream world....can't wait. Hoping to put the floor down in end Dec-Jan. So when all is in it's place...round march I think...all going well.
Then the fun really starts....can't wait!
Hugs







Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Heartfelt Creations...BLOG HOP Sneak peak BLACK FRIDAY 2016 release!


Sneak peak of good things to come for FRIDAY!
Wonderful goodies! I have had such difficulties keeping a lid on it....all to die for!
You are not dreaming, this is real life happening here....lol
Yes you are in the right place...that is if you have arrived from Maureen's blog. This is the blog hop....  and next you go to Karan's. you will find the list at the end of the post with all the blog address. Have fun and I hope you are the one that gets the prize.
Now lets see what you have a chance to win.....wow.....this is well worth the time and effort!
You have a chance to win 13 new Heartfelt Creations products for leaving some love behind.....

1x Delicate Border Basic Die
1 x Classic Border Basics Die
1 x Fleur Border Basics Die
1 x Elegant Border Basics Die
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Kraft


Now I think it is well worth getting through this double posting and visiting all the blogs....don't you?.
The main thing is that you have fun doing it!
*******THE BLOG HOP CLOSES MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER 11.59 pm EST*******
Please note: 
There are two cards in this post so please do scroll to the end of the post, leave a comment
there you will find the next blog to hop to.Leave a comment on all the blogs and you will be in to win the wonderful prize seen above.


God Be With You card - BLACK FRIDAY

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:


click HERE to see how to make a card using these dies
Coming soon ... click HERE to view this new collection release


Other Products Used: 
Card Stock: Brown grey, Green, Watercolor paper (flowers).  Ranger: Stickles, Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking foam tool. Bone folder, Water mister, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors. Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Barn door (roses), Other: Versa-mark, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided tape, Double sided foam tape, Hot glue gun, Structure paste, Structure paste knife, Stencil-Prima marketing floral perlites #580049, Gesso, Spellbinders Labels 5o S4-578 (wreath) and Oval S4-117 (size 5), Clear half bubbles (name not known)

Instructions: 

Click HERE   to see the video on making flowers
Click HERE to see how to make the roses

The finished size of this card is 13 cm x 18 cm. select the card base that is standing in the length from the Fold out card set that also matches the die shape used. Taking two 30 cm x 30 cm Grey brown card stock cut this into lengths of 10.8 cm wide. Do the same with the design paper but cut at 10.3 cm. Using the card base as a guide align the dies on the card stock to cut the lace boarders, then trim to the length of that section of the card. This way I did not make any cutting faults. You could cut the card stock to the length wanted, but I found this wastes a lot of paper and you had to be sure of the finished size as this does not allow for measurement faults. Do the same for the design paper. Taking the structure paste, and mask/stencil, make a textured surface onto the design paper. Put aside to dry.  While drying make the roses from the water color paper. Stamp, color, die cut and shape. Do the same with the leaves but using the gold embossing powder for the stamping. Stamp all the sentiment images. Stamp the oval shape twice as you will want to fussy cut the word ’Love’ and adhere in its place with 3d foam dots. Fussy cut the sentiment that has a butterfly in it, to a butterfly shape.  Die cut the oval and fussy cut the circles. Use the Walnut stain to ink the edges. Cut the wreath out x 7. These will be trimmed and layered to fit behind the sentiment circles and oval as you go. Once the structure paste is dry, distress the edges of the paper then adhere the card stock and design paper to the card base. Apply gesso to the card stock lace boarders and the wreath edges. Adhere the sentiments to the card, trimming the wreath as you go so it will become matting for the sentiments. Arrange and adhere the roses and leaves around the sentiment. Add a few of the clear bubbles in and around the arrangement. If you do not have these bubbles you could replace them with matching beads, half pearls or mini buttons. When all is dry and secure, apply stickles to the lace edges, buckle clasp, butterfly wings and add a few dots near the flower arrangement.




Above, 1st layer...card background base. You might ask, where do I write my message. You can see a blank white space on the left, this is the back of the fold out. So there is more than enough room to write as much as desired.


More eye candy..


Details of the bubble placements, stickle dots and of course more roses....
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.......The second card.......
"A Happy Thank You"



Heartfelt Creations Products:

HCCF1-444-3 Fold Out Cards 5 “ x 7 “ (kraft)

click HERE to see the new collection release
click HERE to see the how to on constructing the cards
click HERE...on how you can use these wonderful border dies


Other Products Used:
Chocolate Brown card stock, Versa-mark, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape
Misti, Heat gun tool, Prick pen, Tweezers, Diamond stickles. Paper cutter/ paper cutting knife and steal ruler.
Click HERE to see the All Glammed up collectionn
Instructions: 
The finished size of this card is 17.7 cm x 17 cm. This fold out card is folded onto it self and secured to form a book fold with pockets to hold the tags.


Taking the 30 cm x 30 cm card stock cut strips measuring 17 cm wide. With the design paper cut strips measuring 16.5 cm across. Using the fold out card, align the boarder dies that match the shape of the card to the card stock. Cut the boarder lace into the card stock then trim to the measurement you want top fit the base. The design paper is cut the same way but using the plain boarder cut die.


 Taking the swirly die cut, use this to die cut into the design paper as seen in the photos. 



Adhere all the layers to the card base then adhere the folds down to form the pockets for the tags. Stamp the boarder from the ‘All glammed up’ collection onto the design paper with the gold embossing paper. 


Die cut the heading for the tags. Now trim the sides to form the tag shape. Adhere to the brown card stock then cut so the card stock shows from behind the tag.



Make the bows using once again the ‘All glammed up’ collection. Apply the gold embossing powder to the bow edges and tie ends. 


 Adhere the tie ends and bow to the tags and across the front of the card. 
Do the same to the front inside but adding a strip of brown card stock first to the background. 


Using the word boarder dies cut the words out 4 times. Trim so the letters are all separate. With the clear drying glue tweezers and prick pen, adhere the letters in place. 


Once all the words are in place, it makes it easier to add the letters in layers. You do not have to do this but it does make the card pop more. 


To finish the card add stickles to the cut out swirls by the leaves and to the bow centers. Apply a few stickle dots to the tag headings.
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Well that was a mouthful!
But well worth it..is this release a WOW or not?
I so love these boarder dies. I did not use all of them. There are so many. One can use them on there own with out using the fold out cards....and so lacy...love it.


I'm sure you won't forget to blog hop...thus visit every one on the list....it is worth it!
Scrappy inky hugs to you,
 sussipoppins

Below is the hop blog list...all the best and have fun!
Candy Slabaugh
Anita Kejriwal
Amarilys Doria
Debbie Seyer
Joann Jamieson
Glenda Brooks
Maureen Russell
# YOU ARE HERE Susan Smit #
Karan Gerber
Marie Gambers
Olga Jewell
Angelica Turner
Tracy McLennon 
Marisa Job 
Rajni Chawla
Martine Smith
Tracey Fehr
Alicia Barry
Kathy Roney
Sandy Hulsart
PN: Next week, I have another lacy, rose filled fold out card coming this way for...plus another featuring the fun cute Pampered Pooch collection....for the four legged lovers.
Inky scrappy hugs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations with a "Doggone You're Paw-fect" card


Are your pampered pooches "Paw-fect” ...mine aren't... but they are so doggone cute they get away with a lot....lol 
A wonderful collection to make cards and gifts for your self or fur baby lovers


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:

Other Products Used:
 Card Stock: Tan, Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm (card base)
Ranger: star dust and platinum Stickles, Heat Gun, Inking foam tool. Bone folder, Paper-distressing tool, Scissors. Distress Inks: Walnut Stain. Other: Versa-mark, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Scoreboard, Crop-a-dial, fussy cutting scissors. 


Instructions: 
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE ‘Z’ SLIDER CARD FROM A4 card stock. 
This Z slider card fits into an envelope that measures 22 cm x 21 cm when completed. The finished size of this card is 17.5 cm  x 21 cm. To make the card base: Taking the A4 card stock and score at 6 cm and at 12 cm along the long edge. Fold into valley and hill folds. This will form the card front foot (6 cm x 20.8 cm) and card front background (17.7 cm x 20.8 cm). For the slider, cut 11.5 cm x 7 cm. For the card front cut 14 cm x 17 cm. All the matting layers will be cut at 2 mm smaller each side.  Cut one matting layer in each of the Tan card stock and the design paper found in the paper pad to fit all the card base elements. Distress the design paper edges then you can adhere all the matting layers together with tape or glue. 
DO REMEMBER, 
not to glue the top edge of the card front and the first matting layer. This is so you can slide the slider between the card stock layers. If you forget to do this, don't panic. (Make a band measuring16.5 cm x 2 cm and adhere to the top back side of the card front. Use this for the slider guide; adhere to the back of the card front. Fixed.) Adhere the slider to the top centre of the card background front. (Make sure you do not place the glue and double-sided tape too low. If you do this, the card front will not sit flat when closed. If this happens, to fix it, make a slider guide for the back and place it lower in the back ) Adhere the card front to the centre of the card foot. Slide the slider in to place. 
For the card front decoration: 
Make and adhere all the embellishments to the card front. NOTE: All the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. 


Stamp the dog collar twice and trim to fit. Use the crop-a-dial to take the wholes in the dog collar loops.


Make the paw hanger by die stamping once and die cutting extra to give it strength. Adhere the paw layers together using the clear drying glue. Stamp the bones and cut a few extra. 


Stamp the sentiments onto the bones.


 Adhere the layers of the bones together for strength the design paper and adhere to the front with the foam dots.Fussy cut the butterfly found in the left over design paper. 


Once all is in place, apply the star dust stickles to the soap bubbles and butterflies. 



Apply the Platinum stickles to the flower centers then set aside to dry. 
Don't you just love that dog collar and paw hanger ? I sure do.
Till next posting, inky hugs sussipoppins. oxo