Friday, May 26, 2017

Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to the May 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 May Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, May 26th and closes Monday, May 29th 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, May 31st. The winner should contact HC at with "Winner of the May Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

ETA: The winner is Joni, chosen from Amarilys's blog.

You should be coming to my blog from Kathy Clement's Blog. After visiting me, head on over to Archana Joshi's Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.

Since Monday is Memorial Day here in the USA, I decided to make a little four-fold card in honor of the day. My father, all four brothers, nephew, and many of my uncles served in our nation's military. I always want to honor their service. My dad, younger brother, and my nephew are no longer with us, making Memorial Day especially poignant for me.
I have been seeing this four-fold card all over Pinterest just now, so I thought I'd give it a try. (I have no clue who invented it, but there are tons of tutorials out there if you cannot figure it out on your own.) The beauty of this card is that it folds up to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" size, and fits into a standard A2 envelope! So...I also made a matching envelope for my card! The envelope is 6" x 4 3/4". 
I used Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes Paper Collection to decorate my memorial card. I wanted to keep this very masculine in case I decided to actually send it to one of my brothers. {grin} I actually forgot my one older brother's 66th birthday, so this would make a great gift to say I am sorry! 
I also decorated both sides of my paper! When you have the stacks of paper that I have, you just need to use it up! 
Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to  Archana Joshi's Blog next. DON'T FORGET...POST A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

May Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy Clement
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Archana Joshi
Vicki Dutcher
Martine Smith
Amarilys Doria
Emilia van den Heuvel
Sarah Miller
Deneen Treble

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
Everyday Heroes Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Cut Mat Create Die series

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Other Products:

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth and Silky Midnight, CutCardStock Basis Natural
Brad: unknown

Other dies: Spellbinders circles
Tools: We R Memory Keepers envelop punch board
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam adhesive squares, Ranger Multi Medium


  1. Such s beautiful and clean card. Loved it.

  2. First time seeing this
    type of card and it's
    so wonderfully made!
    Great paper choices.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Love your four-fold card! I have not seen this format before! Lots of fabulous details on your beautiful creation!

  4. I'm on Pinterest, how did I not see this type of card before!?! You've done a wonderful job, love all the details.

  5. I just love this four fold design and the clever way you used it on this lovely card. I just got home from vacation an hour ago, but wanted to say hello. xo

  6. I have just made my first card using this design and I can tell you I'm addicted! Your creation today just seals the deal for me! I love that you covered front and back of the panels...just puts this one over the top!

  7. What a gorgeous tribute. Love the fold. So sorry to hear you lost your Dad, Brother & Nephew.

  8. Love this--great way to honor someone in the service. I like this fold and that it fits in a regular size envelope.

  9. I love this four fold card Gloria!!! And I love the Everyday Heroes set..perfect for any man!!! I love that you decorated both sides! Well done! TFS


    1. Congratulations on your WIN this month, Joni!

  10. That's a fold I haven't seen before...lovely

  11. Such a gorgeous masculine creation, love how you've put these beautiful papers together!

  12. Love this card! Your brother is going to love it, what a tribute!

  13. Inspiring, love the card!💕💕💕

  14. Love this beautiful tribute to your family members...your brother will love it too! Thank you Gloria for inspiring me to try this four fold card!

  15. Love your work!! Very pretty!🌺

  16. Your work is outstanding!

  17. What a handsome card with lots of space to put pics or memorabilia for almost a mini album... Cool!

  18. I sure hope you send this to your brother - he will love it! It's gorgeous.

  19. Love pull out cards and like that you did a masculine version, sometimes we forget about those guys we love so much!

  20. Really cute card! Love the design.

  21. This is a great "guy" card, Gloria. You've inspired me with a great idea for using the elements I have from this set. Thanks for sharing it on this blog hop.

  22. I have never seen a card like this. I love it..i will have to give one a try.thanks

  23. Such a beautiful card! I love this fold. Great masculine card.

  24. I sure like this and that it would fit in envelope for mailing. Thanks for some great ideas.

  25. Very nice fold out card

  26. Very nice fold out card

  27. Lovely fold out card.

  28. This 4 fold card is very nice. Lots of room for pictures if you want. Love the masculine look to it

  29. I've not seen this 4-fold style before! I love the way you decorated both sides; it gives lots of room for tags and pictures and other goodies. Beautiful! Thank you for posting, I'm learning a lot!

  30. I haven't seen this before, thank you for the tutorial

  31. Such an awesome card!! Love it!!

  32. This is wonderful.

  33. Amazing Card Gloria!! Loved the four fold idea!!

  34. Wow, what a brilliant idea for a is great...luv Ursula x

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