Friday, April 26, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Monthly Alumni Blog Hop - April 2019

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Welcome to the April 2019 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 April Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, April 26th and closes Monday April 29th at 11:55pm EDT. 

Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations! To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the April Alumni Hop" in the subject line. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st.

You should be coming to my blog from Amarilys Doria's Blog. If you are lost, see the blog link list at the end of this post.
I have fallen in love with the papers in the Buttons and Blooms Collection! It reminds me of my jeans back in the mid-1970's when we used to sew on flower patches and such! I created a sweet 5" x 7" birthday card, that is filled with spring and summer colors!  
This is a quick, easy, and budget friendly card! Since I am on the alumni team, I don't always purchase the full collections, and just get a few pieces from time to time that I think I would enjoy working with. I only have the paper from this sweet collection, so I fussy cut the pocket and the flowers from the Buttons and Blooms paper. 
I stamped the Classic Rose leaf image onto a few scraps of green paper from the Tulip Time paper collection. I then used the die from the Classic Rose Collection to cut out the leaves. Fussy cutting the images from the paper is a great way to stretch a collection when you are trying to save up for the stamps and dies.

I added a fussy cut sentiment and a bit of background paper, both from the Buttons and Blooms paper pad.
I shaped the flowers just a little, and then I used foam adhesive to pop everything off the page. There is a bit of dimension, but this card will still fit into a normal envelope and go through the mail without paying extra postage!
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!

April Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy Clement
Amarilys Doria
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Vicki Dutcher
Joann Larkin
Susan Smit
Candy Slabaugh

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Tulip Time Paper Collection
Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
Classic Rose Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products:

Cardstock: Natural, Pink
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Olive
Tools: sharp, fine tip scissors
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam tape, white glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. Bright and beautiful! I love the cozy country feel of your card, Gloria! Thanks for sharing all your great tips and tricks! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month!

  2. Great card Gloria, so lovely and bright.

  3. So colorful and inviting.

  4. Very pretty! Love the colors!

  5. Ooooo...I love the bright, happy colors you used on this and that fun pocket!

  6. I especially like the blue and yellow background paper you used. It is really sweet. Great job all the way around, though.

  7. Hi Gloria, such a cutie. Love the pocket and patchy flowers. Inky hugs

  8. I love the colors in the Happy birthday card.

  9. So bright and
    cheerful looking.
    Lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Absolutely love this card and the bright colors. Can't wait to play with this set.

  11. Such a great card idea!! And thanks for all the wonderful tips!!

  12. Great floral design for Mother's Day!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Love this collection. So bright! Lovely card.

  15. Gloria, this card is so sweet. Have this set so your design has inspired me with some new ideas. tfs

  16. So pretty and sweet. I like the colors and patterns.

  17. Lovely card! thank you for sharing.

  18. Love your color choices! Fabulous work!

  19. Simply lovely! Perfect papers and flwoers!

  20. What a fun birthday card! Love the colors!

  21. Beautiful creation, very colourfull. I love it.

  22. This is a sweet and fun card!

  23. Adorable use of Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms designs. Thanks for sharing.

  24. So very pretty! Love the bright cheery colors!!!

  25. Very pretty card, love the bright spring colors.

  26. Thanks for sharing your fun card