Friday, May 31, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Monthly Alumni Blog Hop - May 2019

Welcome to the May 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 May Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, May 31st and closes Monday June 3rd 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 May Alumni Hop" in the subject line. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 5th.

You should be coming to my blog from Vicki's BlogAfter visiting me, head on to Kristina's BlogIf you are lost, see the blog link list at the end of this post. 
It seems I am stuck in a bright, pastel rut! But I like it! I recently acquired the NEW Sugarspun Paper Collection, and "needed" to use it! I don't eat very many goodies, but I love to look at them! I love the bright and happy colors in this paper collection, too!

I created a 6" tall by 5" wide, top-folding card. If you are puzzled as to why I make this size, it has to do with using up cardstock! When I start with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, and cut it to 7" x 10" to make a 7" x 5" card, I have left over a piece that is 12" long and 5" wide! So, I just fold it in half and make a card! 
I used a few of the prints in the collection for my card, then die cut the luscious image with the Circle Basics Large Die. I added the scalloped circle using the Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Die.
I used the Ticket and Tag Die to cut out the sentiment, which I popped up with some foam squares. I fussy cut the tiny cupcake from the paper and glued it to the top of my bow.

Someone asked recently how to get the most from the Heartfelt Creations collections when you are on a tight budget. I always recommend getting the basic dies, such as circles and tags, and then choosing a paper pad. You can fussy cut elements from the paper, and use the basic dies to build wonderful cards without breaking the bank. Add your favorite flower stamp and matching die to take your cards to the next level!
I used the pretty paper images to decorate the inside of the card, too. The sign at the top is fussy cut from the paper! 
Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to Kristina'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
Amarilys Doria
Vicki Dutcher
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Kristina Andersen
Alissa Wells
Susan Smit

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Sugarspun Paper Collection
Circle Basics Large Die
Eyelet and Circle Basics Small Die
Ticket and Tags Die

Other Products:

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Cyclamen Pink
Enamel dots: Echo Park Glitter Let's Be Mermaids, Eyelet Outlet white glitter, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, Simple Stories Emoji Love, Doodlebug Sprinkles Swimming Pool glitter
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Cupid
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Tulip Taffeta
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam tape, white glue, hot glue, Scor-tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares


  1. Sweet as sugar candy! Great tips, too! Thanks so much for hopping again this month!

  2. I love this! So bright and cheerful!

  3. So sweet, and impressive how you’ve decorated both inside and out. Good tips on economy too ;-)

  4. Sweet and pretty card, inside and out. I’m always happy to see the instructions and card size to make my own more quickly. Thank you!!

  5. I love using a printed image like this to make a quick card. Great design.

  6. Beautiful colorful card!

  7. How cute that is. Just perfect for a birthday!

  8. Sweet card ;) Love the festive theme and bright colors!

  9. So Yummlicious card. Love it.

  10. Such a bright and fun card ! So much colour its wonderful xx

  11. Wow so gorgeous

  12. So sweet. Love the colors and papers.

  13. Yummy card. Love this. HUgz

  14. Sweet card! Love
    the decorated inside
    Carla from Utah

  15. How fun. What a "sweet" card. I do the same thing with papers I use for cards of different sizes. You have fewer left over scraps.

  16. Bright, beautiful, ...luv this design!

  17. This card is so sweet...but why not? This sugarplum theme is delightful. tfs

  18. Só Simple and beautiful, love it!!

  19. Beautiful card. Love the colors!

  20. Super Cute & sweet Card! Love the color combination you used!

  21. What a wonderful way to use that great paper. I have some of the pads, but I tend to hord them, for what I don't know, lol. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Beautiful card. Those colors are perfect for the theme of the card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. Beautiful details and colors!

  24. Great card idea!! Thanks for the tip on how to make 2 big cards from the same 12x12 paper!

  25. This is adorable!