Friday, February 23, 2018

Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Blog Hop

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 with "Winner of the February Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

This contest is closed. The blog hop winner was randomly selected from Amarilys Doria's Blog. The winner is Bonita! Thanks for all the lovely comments! 

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, 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 cut a dark pink shade of cardstock to 4 3/8" x 6 3/8" and added it to the white card base. I then cut a lighter shade of pink cardstock to 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and attached it to the card front. The next layer is another panel of white cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 6 1/8".
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'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:

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

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Young at Heart Paper Collection
Young at Heart Die
Carefree Journey Stamp and Die Combo

Other Products:

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


  1. This is such a totally adorable card, Gloria! I love the dimension you added with the die cuts! And the enamel dots make me think of candy! Love this!

  2. OMG this card is sooooo cute!! And yes like you I have flower soft sitting somewhere in my craft room too!! Will have to dig it out. Thanks for the inspiration!! Love this paper, will have to check it out!!

  3. So very cute! I just love the little scooter!

  4. So cute, I love the bright spring colors!

  5. Wow your card is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Somehow I had missed this set, but now I just have to have because your designs are so yummy!

    1. I was very crabby when there was no scooter in the other die sets...but then someone told me there was a limited edition I went and GRABBED it up!! ;) You need to get it while they still have it, but it is on sale right now!!

  7. I missed it too somehow but love, love the scooter (Vespa). What great fun cards.

  8. Love this! Scooter is so cute!

  9. Simply beautiful. Congratulations.

  10. I love the style of this card and how easily it comes together. Stunning!

  11. what a fun collection! Beautiful card!

  12. Isn’t this just so cute! I have this limited set and I am just thrilled with this collection

  13. Great scene for this cute scooter. I like the dimension.

  14. Beautiful card and
    love the scooter!
    Fabulous way to
    build up the scene.
    Carla from Utah

  15. Love this scooter! I may have to place another order. The colors are so pretty!!

  16. What a terrific scooter and basket of flowers!! Love how you added the flower soft, pearls and enamel dots to accent the scene perfectly!! Thank you for the heads up for the scooter release!

  17. Your card makes me long for nice warm weather and sunny skies at the beach. Well a girl can dream cant she?

  18. Love this, so cute scene!

  19. Hey there, ROCK STAR!!! It's been a while since I've popped over here, but I just had to comment on this super cute card today! It put a giant smile on my face...way too fun!! Hope you and your family are doing great! I enjoy seeing your amazing projects in my're still my hero! Have an awesome weekend! Love and hugs, Angie

  20. Just love this card Gloria!! Would cheer me greatly if I ever recieved one like it in the mail! It’s a happy card! Everyday is a journey ... love this die, reminds me of my husband and I dating over 50 years ago on his little Honda 50!!

  21. Love your beautiful card Gloria! That scooter is a favorite of mine!

  22. What a different idea for a card, so pretty, and pink too...lovely lovely card...luv Ursula xx

  23. So the papers and collection. Thank you for sharing..

  24. Waiting to get this scooter set in the it!

  25. That popped up pink scooter with the sweet flowers is too cute!! Beautiful card!

  26. That is the cutest scooter I have ever seen! Love the fence behind it. You did such a great job! Thanks for sharing!

  27. What a darling card

  28. Thank you for showcasing the Limited Edition stamp. I love checking them out. So cute!

  29. I love this!!! It looks like my Vespa. The whole scene is adorable.

  30. I love this card! That pink scooter is so cute!! I love this scene you have created!!

  31. Gloria, this scenic card is so delightful. You've brought the various elements together so well. tfs

  32. This card is so adorable. Can be used as a teen girls birthday, or an adult excited for Spring and the arrival of flowers after a gloomy winter.

  33. This card just makes me smile real big!

  34. Absolutely adore the composition of this card! Love how much the moped pops from the card with realistic dimension. The colors are so bright and cheery too. Love it!