Exciting News!

Exciting News!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share with you some very good news that I just got …….

I have been asked to join the Core’dinations Design Team starting in October!

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Stay tuned for some fun and creative projects featuring this amazing Cardstock!  I can hardly wait.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2

Old Fashioned Fall Harvest Crate

Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by :)    Welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Last weekend I was cleaning up down at our little cottage in the valley and I found some lovely old vintage crates that were used for Apples so I decided I would use this as inspiration for this week’s post.  The apple crates looked like these:

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and here is what I came up with using the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper Collection and coordinating stamps and dies:

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and here is a closer look at the beautiful classic sunflowers.

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Products Used:

HCPC 3626 – Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 751 – Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD 752 – Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD 753 – Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 247 – Classic Sunflower Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products:  Off-White Card Stock, Postage Stamps Die, Leafy Squares Die, Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage Embossing Folder, Distressed Inks, 3D pop dots, Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

To make my crate I started by making 4 – 3D slats out of Off-White Card stock 10″ x 4 1/4″ and score on the long side at 1 1/4″, 2″, 3 1/4″ and the 4″ marks.  On the short sides score at 1/4″ mark from each end.  These will fold into small 3D slats.  For the sides I used the same principle but cut a piece of card stock 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ and scored on the short side at the 1/4″, 1/2″, 5″ and 5 1/4″ marks and also on the long side at the 1/4″ and 1/2″ marks from each side.  Finally the base is made the same way but this time cut a piece of card stock 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and score at the 1/4″ and 1/2″ marks on all 4 sides and finish by attaching another 9″ x 6″ piece of card stock on the bottom. (Hint:  you can use this same method to make envelopes for cards that are to think to fit into a traditional flat envelope!)  After you assemble all the pieces you can decorate to box as desired.  I did not fill the box with anything but it could be easily used for dinner rolls at Thanksgiving!  Finally add some flowers.  Stamp, die cut and distress some of the amazing Classic Sunflower PreCut stamp set and finish the centers of the flowers with Bright Ideas Prills or some bling.

Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2

Country Keepsake Box

Country Keepsake Box

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by :)    Welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Today I want to share with you a project which I created using the  new “Classic Sunflower Collection”.  It’s my verson of a Country Keepsake Box to house all your little collectibles or easily could be used as a box to give some homemade preserves to that special someone.  This collection really reminds me of harvest and it’s one of my most favorite times of the year.

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and here is a closer look at the beautiful sunflowers that you can create using the Classic Sunflower PreCut stamp set and coordinating die.   I just love how they turn out!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3626 – Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCPC 3631 – Chick Retreat PreCut Set
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD 753 – Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 247 – Classic Sunflower Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Bright Ideas Prills
Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities

Project Instructions:

Other products: Off-White Card Stock, Orange Card Stock, Grand Decorative Labels One, Distressed Inks, Burlap, String, Ribbon and flat backed pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting the 2nd largest Grand Decorative Labels One 2 times, this will be your top and bottom.  Next, cut 2 Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities out or Orange and finish by cutting another Grand Decorative Labels One using a piece of paper from the Classic Sunflower Collection.  These pieces will form the top and bottom of your box.  For the sides cut 2 – 5 3/4″ x 4″ strips of paper and score them on the long edges at the 1/2″ mark.  The other 2 sides are strips cut 6″3/4″ x 4″ and these are scored at the 1/2″ mark on all 4 sides.  Once you have them all cut and scored assemble the side pieces together and then glue them to the base.  To attach the top I like to cut another piece of card stock and glue it to both the back of the box as well as the lid to act as a hinge.  You can then cover the hing with extra card stock to hide the edges.  Finish the box by decoration with more paper from the Classic Sunflower Collection and then start working on the lovely Sunflowers that come as part of this collection!   Stamp, stamp, distress and die cut out some of the lovely Classic Sunflowers, assemble and finish it off in the center with some Bright Ideas Prills!

A very special thanks to all of my lovely followers and visitors who support me each and every week.  I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2

iPhone Slide Card Gift Card Holder

iPhone Slide Card Gift Card Holder

Hi there, and welcome to Friday!  Thanks for popping in.  I’m excited to be back to share another fun project for Craftwell with you.

This month Craftwell is featuring the new Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection dies and today I would love to share with you my version of an iPhone that I’ve created using the Stay Connected die set.

For those of you that are interested, I got the cut file here.

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Here are the products I used to create this project:

Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection “Stay Connected” die
Teresa Collins Everyday Moments Paper Collection

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I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2

Heard You Caught a Bug ………

Heard You Caught a Bug ………

Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by :)    Welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Today I wanted to make a card for someone feeling a little under the weather.  I think looking at the gorgeous colors in the new Classic Sunflower Paper collection will surely make anyone feel better.  I am just is love with the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection and all of the coordinating stamps and dies and had a lot of fun creating this card.

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and here is a closer look at the beautiful classic sunflowers.

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Products Used:

HCPC 3626 – Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCPC 3631 – Chick Retreat PreCut Set
HCD 750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD 753 – Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 247 – Classic Sunflower Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Elegant Labels Four
Spellbinders Tool N’ One

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Clear Bark Embossing Powder, Distressed Inks, Bling, Ribbon and Lace from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Using white card stock, make a 5″ x 7″ card and then pick 2 pieces of paper from the Classic Sunflower Collection for the designer paper.  Taking 1 piece, die cut out the largest Elegant Labels Four die and place it on the front of the card and then using the second piece, die cut the middle die and also place this on your card.  Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Chick Retreat PreCut Set and finally die cut out with the smallest die.  Add some ribbon or lace as desired and the start with the fun part, the flowers!  Stamp, die cut and distress some of the amazing Classic Sunflower PreCut stamp set and finish the centers of the flowers with some bling for a nice finish to the center of the flowers.

Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2
 
 

Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign

Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today :)   Welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

I am super excited because this week Heartfelt Creations has released the gorgeous new “Classic Sunflower Collection” and I want to share with you a fun little Welcome Sign I created featuring some of this lovely collection.  Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and I just love harvest time which brings us all of the gorgeous autumn colors so this collection was right up my alley!

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and here is a closer look at the beautiful sunflowers that are a part of this gorgeous collection!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set (leaves)
HCPC 3626 – Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die (leaves)
HCD 753 – Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 247 – Classic Sunflower Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spring Bling Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products: Brown Card Stock, Letters cutout using my Cameo in ivory Card Stock, Distressed Inks, Ribbon and glitter from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting six layers for the base of the sign out of Brown Card Stock.  This will give your sign lots of strength.  Cut two layers in the same size and then the next two a little smaller and finally the last two a bit smaller again so you have a nice layered effect.  I made my layers in all the same color brown cardstock but if I were to do it again I think I might add a contrasting color to show the layering effect.  For the shape, I made my own template that you can download here.  Next select a piece of paper from the collection that you would like to use for the sign and cut it again making it smaller then the last 2 layers of Brown and glue them all together.   I cut out the welcome letters using my cutting machine so once they have been cut take the letters and attach them to the sign before you start to decorate.  For the rooster, I simply fussy cut out of the premade image included in the paper collection.  Stamp, stamp, distress and die cut out some of the lovely Classic Sunflowers, assemble and finish it off in the center with some Spring Bling Prills!  Display proudly and enjoy!

A very special thanks to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week.  I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2
 
 

3D Scarecrow

3D Scarecrow

Hi everyone and happy Sunday!

I have finally accepted that summer is coming to an end but the good thing is that I simply love the Fall colors.  I wanted to make a really fun project to enter into the wonderful challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The challenge this time is “Autumn Colors with Ribbon or Trim.”   I was travelling home this weekend through an area around here called The Annapolis Valley which is one of the main farming areas we have here and the farms are getting ready for their Fall Harvest.  I made the Scarecrow from the Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit from SVGCUTS.COM.  You can find out more about the collection here.

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and a little closer look

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In addition to the cut file I also used the following products:

Really Reasonable Ribbon – 5/8″ Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon in Copper Forest
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Burlap String from May Arts
Core Essentials Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection

Thank you so much for your visit….Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

joann sig 2
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