Welcome to the February Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Each month, on the last Friday of the month, the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! The February Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, February 23th and closes Monday, February 26th at midnight.
Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, February 28th. The winner should contact Heartfelt Creations at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Winner of the February Alumni Hop" in the subject line.
You should be coming to my blog from Amarilys Doria's Blog. After visiting me, head on over to Vicki Dutcher's Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.
I know that I used the Young at Heart Collection last month, but...how stinkin' cute is this pink scooter?!
Plus, I found out that Heartfelt Creations released a Limited Edition stamp and die combo called Carefree Journey! The stamp and die combo has a stamp and matching die of the scooter! I cut the scooter for this card from the paper collection, but you could stamp the image and color it any color you wish before cutting it out!
The card is 4 1/2" tall and 6 1/2" wide. I know this is a bit of a strange size, but I thought that 5" x 7" was too big.
I then cut the Young at Heart paper that has the scooter sitting in front of the fence to 4" tall by 6" wide, making sure to get the lower left corner of the sheet of paper. I attached this piece to the card front.
I used the banner die from the Young at Heart die set to cut out the "best wishes" banner from a second sheet of the same paper.
I used the scooter die from the Carefree Journey set to die cut the scooter two times from the "B side" of this paper (the side with all the vehicles printed on it). I then fussy cut just the basket of flowers from one of the images.
Here is how the project should look so far. (Only yours will not be all blurry! Sorry about that!) If you do not have the matching dies, you can fussy cut the images with sharp scissors. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, so I like having the dies!
EDITED TO ADD: Please, folks, if you want this scooter stamp and die set, get it NOW. It is a Limited Edition, and once it's gone...it's gone! However it is on SALE for $19.99, which is $10 off the regular price! Get it HERE.
I used various thicknesses of foam adhesive to attach the scooter, basket of flowers, and banner to the main image.
I added some tiny (3mm) flat-back pears to the centers of the flowers. I also added a few enamel dots to the background.
But, my favorite thing by far is the flower soft that I added to all the flowers at the base of the fence! I must confess that this is a product that was given to me YEARS ago as part of a design team or something. I have no memory of ever using it! But, I never toss anything out, so...there it was in a bin, living with the glitter! And it is PERFECT for this project! I used three colors: Spring, Autumn, and Peony Pink. I used a toothpick to add some really tacky glue to the areas where I wanted to put the flower soft, and then just sprinkled it on! Presto change-o!
Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to Vicki Dutcher's Blog next. DON'T FORGET...POST A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!
February Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Heartfelt Creations Products:
Young at Heart Paper Collection
Young at Heart Die
Carefree Journey Stamp and Die Combo
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Textured Cascata White, ColorMates Smooth Pink; American Crafts Weave Cotton Candy
Flower Soft: Autumn, Spring, Peony Pink
Enamel Dots: Eyelet Outlet White, Pink; Echo Park Celebrate Easter
3mm Flat-back pearls: Sorrento Crafts
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam tape, tacky glue