Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Thinking of You

Welcome! This is the last Heartfelt Creations Wednesday creation for 2014! We will soon be sharing the 2015 releases, starting with the January Release on January 14th! I wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year! 

Now that the Christmas card making frenzy is over, I felt like giving you a breath of spring. Many of you are having winter weather and cold temperatures. Here in southern California, we are having "autumn" weather. The days are warm and sunny and the nights are cool. But, then again, some days are rainy with cold nights - just like a "normal" fall. The few deciduous trees in the area are finally showing their fall colors. So, I figured, why not do a springtime card and really confuse everyone!  

This is the first time I have had a chance to work with the Arianna Blooms Collection, which was released in June 2014. I have the paper pad from this collection, and I love the pink flowers and the fun butterflies. I had to make a card with this pretty paper! 

Create a 6" x 4 1/2" card by trimming black cardstock to 12" x 4 1/2". Score at 6" to make a top-fold card. Trim Arianna Blooms floral butterfly paper to 3 1/2" x 4 3/8". Attach to the top of the card front. 

Trim black cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Trim Arianna Blooms floral butterfly paper to 3 3/8" x 4 3/8" and attach to the black cardstock piece. 

Wrap the top of the cardstock piece with pink twill and white lace, attaching at the back. Place strong, double-sided adhesive on the sides and bottom of the black cardstock piece and attach it to the bottom of the card front to form a pocket.

Use the chalky finish paint to alter the metal keyhole, allow to dry. Attach the keyhole to the left edge of the card, sliding the top just under the lace and twill at the top of the pocket. Using sharp scissors, fussy-cut two butterflies and two small pink flowers from the Arianna Blooms paper.

Glue the butterflies to the card pocket, making sure to only place glue on the butterfly bodies, allowing the wings to bend upward. Use the Paper Blossoms Tools to shape the fussy-cut flowers, and then glue them to the left edge of the metal keyhole. 

Use the ticket die from the Luggage and Tags Die Set to cut out the sentiment from the Arianna Blooms paper. Attach the ticket to the bottom left corner of the card with foam adhesive. 

Create a loopy bow from pink and green silk ribbon and glue to the left edge of the pocket, overlapping the pink twill and white lace. Tie pink twine to a pink button, and then glue the button to the top of the loopy bow.

Using the tag die from the Luggage and Tags Die set, cut out three tags from the Arianna Blooms paper collection. Use sentiments from the All Occasion Sentiments and Beautiful You PreCut Sets and black die ink to stamp a sentiment onto each tag. Tie silk ribbon to the tags and place the tags into the pocket. 

Trim pink paper from the Arianna Blooms collection to 5 7/8" x 4 3/8" and line the top inside of the card. Trim a second piece of pink paper from the Arianna Blooms collection to 5 1/2" x 4 3/8" and line the bottom inside of the card. Trim a small strip of floral paper from the Arianna Booms paper to 1/2" x 4 3/8" and attach to the very bottom edge of the inside of the card. 

Trim white cardstock to 4 3/8" x 3 5/8" and attach to the center of the lower pink panel on the inside of the card. Stamp the birthday sentiment from the All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set with black die ink onto the white cardstock.

Thanks for joining me today. Make sure you hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the rest of the team has to share! 

Please make sure to check back tomorrow for a very special post, blog hop, and blog candy prize!
Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCDP1 244 Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3532 Beautiful You PreCut Set
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other products used: 
Cardstock: WorldWin Treasures Black, Smooth White
Dye ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Paint: Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint Innocence
Metal keyhole: Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keyhole
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon Cotton Candy baker's twine, Helen white crochet lace, Pink Totally Twill, May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon (pink, yellow, green)
Button: unknown
Tools: foam brush, sharp scissors, foam mat
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrap Perfect Best Ever Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Fabri-tac, Scor-tape


  1. Stunning piece! Love that butterfly!

  2. Gorgeous card!!! Love that the tags come out! I'm back and armed with a new computer so I can finally comment again.

  3. This is such a wonderful design! I love the 3-D elements you added..and that keyhole is gorgeous! I love it when a birthday card serves as the gift..and all those lovely tags loaded into the front pocket make it feel like the party has started! Great design!

  4. Absolutley gorgeous!!

  5. Fabulous card, Gloria! Happy New Year, my friend!

  6. Gorgeous design Gloria! What a clever idea to include those lovely tags as an added bonus! Happy New Year! Hugs

  7. Absolutely marvelous design! So many gorgeous details!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Happy New Year!

  9. This is just Gorgeous. Have a Happy New Year.

  10. Just love your design Gloria! The papers are beautiful! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  11. Thank you for the beautiful breath of spring! It’s gorgeous. Love your work!!

  12. Beautiful card Gloria. I so welcomed the teaser of spring! If's awful here is the mid-west, 25 below zero over night last night, yuk!! So your card was so exciting to see! Great inspiration. Hugs

  13. Beautiful! I love the 3-D elements.

  14. The pinks are so fresh and lovely and as usual your fussy cut details come alive. Stunning! Happy New Year Gloria, wishing you all the best in 2015!

  15. Awesome card...love the butterfly...happy new year...all the best for 2015...

  16. Hi Gloria, this is fantastic! A winner collection for everyone! oxo

  17. Wow, simply gorgeous. Now I need to go find that paper. Happy New Year.

  18. I Will go look in at your tutorials :-)

  19. Thanks for the inspiration...merci

  20. Oh, wow, I'm floored, this is tooo awesome.

  21. I'm looking at the card and looking...that's just gorgeous! I love all those colours :)
    Happy New Year!