Friday, September 29, 2017

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 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 September Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, September 29th and closes Monday, October 2nd 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, October 6th. The winner should contact Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

This hop is now closed. The winner from the September hop is Joy McCoy from Vicki's blog

You should be coming to my blog from Martine Smith's Blog. After visiting me, head on over to Alissa Wells' Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.
I created a Christmas card using the Festive Holly Paper Collection. This is one of the new 2017 Christmas collections that was released in the summer. It is BEAUTIFUL. I love the traditional colors and the stunning images of birds and snowy days! 
The card is 5" x 7" and has a pocket on the front to hold two tags. You could also put gift cards or a photo into the pocket and use the matching tags for gift tags. 

That lacy circle die that you see is called Eyelet Circle and Basics Small. I just got my hands on it! So pretty!
The tags are ATC sized tags from Graphic 45. I covered both sides of the tags with paper and then tied some stitched burlap ribbon to the top of each tag.  

To decorate the edge of the pocket, I used one of the dies from Border Essentials. The one I used sort of looks like a wrought iron fence.
I cut some of the stunning paper to decorate the inside of the card as well. I really wish I had purchased TWO pads of this paper! I love it so much that I know I am going to blow through it FAST! I already have next month's project started using this same paper! {wink} 
Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to  Alissa Wells' Blog next. DON'T FORGET...POST A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Vicki Dutcher
Kathy Clement
Amarilys Doria
Archana Joshi
Martine Smith
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Alissa Wells
Deneen Treble
Sarah Miller

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafting By Designs Let's Get Ready for Christmas (closed)
CropStop Linky Party #32 (closed)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies (closed)
Merry Christmas Challenge - #36 Anything Goes (closed)

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Festive Holly Paper Collection
Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Dies
Circle Basics Large Dies
Border Essentials Dies

Other Products:Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth and Silky Midnight
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Burlap Center Stitch Red
Tags: Graphic 45 (black ATC)
Circle punch: Stampin' Up (1/2")
Corner rounder: Creative Memories
Adhesive: ATG tape, Scor-tape


  1. Gorgeous card and tags, Gloria!

  2. Love the tags, so cute!

  3. What a great way to tuck in a couple of sweet tags!

  4. This is awesome Gloria! Love the overall design and the way you placed your tags is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Dies!’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  5. Festive Holly is on my list to het. Love that collection!!

  6. Love this set! On my wish list!

  7. This is gorgeous!! I love these papers.

  8. Gorgeous! Love the papers and your attention to detail.

  9. What a beautiful card, Gloria-love the tags, and that paper line is fabulous!!

  10. These papers are stunning and the way you used them is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a wonderful card. Love the tags.

  12. Love how you tucked in the removable tags! Fun card

  13. Beautiful card and tags!!

  14. Pretty pocket card--I like the papers.

  15. Very festive and
    a fabulous design!
    Love the pocket on
    Carla from Utah

  16. Such a clever and pretty card! Thanks for sharing it!

  17. I loved how you added the pocket to the front of the card so that you could include those cute tags are possibly a gift card I love the new circle dies as well. I also LOVE this paper pad. Thank you for sharing!

  18. This is such a gorgeous creation! I love your tags!

  19. What a beautiful and intricut card!

  20. Unusual idea of the two little tags, what a beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

  21. A beautiful card inside and out. Love how you created the tags and pocket. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's challenge.

  22. The tags are great... and the "iron" fence....Epic. great ideas to remember. Love your card and the ideas you have inspired in me! Good luck on the competitions you are entering!!!

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how those sweet little tags tuck behind the main image! So creative and fun!
    I'm thrilled you linked this up to the Cropstop blog and I hope I'll see even more of your creativity in the gallery this month!

  24. I always enjoy seeing your creations! Great card, Gloria!

  25. Love that it has a pocket with the tags in it. Wow, very pretty card. Love it.

  26. Love it gorgeous

  27. Cards with tags together is really cute idea.

  28. Lovely card and tags! So clever "hiding" the tags within the card. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge.


  29. Beautiful card and tags! Love the Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Die... have to check that out! Such a pretty edge on the circle!

  30. Wow, such a beautiful card, I love the accents and the tags!

  31. This is so sweet and clean...and I love the little pull out tags on the front cover. Lovely work!

  32. Beautiful and clever. Love the addition of the tags.

  33. What stunning Xmas card and tags you've created Gloria! Thanks for sharing it with us over at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge and we hope to see more of your creations! Gwendolyn