Friday, September 30, 2022

Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, and good-morning my friends! Welcome to the September 2022 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 at 8am ET on Friday, September 30th.  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! The hop closes Monday October 3rd at 11:55pm ET. 

To double the fun, Heartfelt Creations will offer a second $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment on their blog post! The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 5th.  If you are the happy winner, you can claim your prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the September 2022 Alumni Hop in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize.

Now, let's get started with the fun! You should be coming to my blog from Alissa's Blog. After visiting me, head on to Lynn's Blog. If you are lost, see the blog link list at the end of this post.
I was happily making my card, when I realized it looked remarkably like the card I made for the July Hop! My great mind thinks just like...myself! {giggle} I have copied off my own work on purpose before, but I think this may be the first time I did it unconsciously!

The card base is made from black heavy weight cardstock and measures 6" x 6". Cut a piece of the off-white cardstock to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attach it to the card front. Next cute a piece of wine cardstock to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and attach it to the card front. 

Next cut a piece of decorative paper from the Moments in Time Paper Collection to 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" and attach it to the card front  I used the clocks and flowers print. (So may lovely layers!)
Using the Decorative Courtyard Outline Die from the French Courtyard die set, cut an overlay from pinkish/lavender paper using the Moments in Time paper collection. Use the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the die cut panel to the card front.
To create the center embellishment, use a combination of French Courtyard diesCircle Basics Large dies, and Eyelet Circle and Basics Small dies to cut images from the paper collection to create the look shown. Stack everything together and attach the stack to the center of the card front. 

Now, for the flowers and leaves! 
To create the flowers use the Classic Rose cling stamp set and the Classic Rose die set. Stamp the flowers several times onto white cardstock, using wine colored ink (see the list below). Once the flowers are all stamped, color them with various shades of wine or magenta ink using an ink blending brush. Choose petal colors that are lighter than the color of ink you use to stamp the images. Once the flowers are all colored, die cut them out with the matching dies.

Next, stamp the leaves from the Classic Rose cling stamp set onto a sheet of white cardstock using green ink. Color the leaves with variuos shades of green ink. Die cut the leaves with the Classic Rose die set
Place the die cut flowers and leaf shapes face down into the 3D Rose Shaping Mold and spay them lightly with water. Run the mold through your die cutting machine. Allow the shapes to dry before removing them from the mold. I like to take the "lid" off the mold and allow the paper to air dry for a few minutes.

Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to further shape all the flower petals and then stack them in various combinations to make blooms. Add some pearl stamens to the center of some of the flowers. Use the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to glue the various petals together.

Once all the flowers and leaves are ready to go, glue them onto the card front, making sure to place them one the left edge of the center circle embellishment. I used hot glue to attach all the flowers and leaves to the card front.
Finish the card by placing pearl dots (or similar) to the card front as shown. Then add a green gingham bow to the top center of the card. 

Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to Lynn's 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:

Kathy - Kathy by Design Bozena- BBartCards Alissa- Will Run for Stamps Gloria- Scraps of Life - YOU ARE HERE Lynn- What the Heart Wants Lisa- What a Beautiful Mess Vicki- All I Do Is Stamp Heartfelt Creations- Heartfelt Creations Blog

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Moments in Time Paper Collection
French Courtyard die set
Classic Rose cling stamp set
Classic Rose die set
3D Rose Shaping Mold
Circle Basics Large dies
Eyelet Circle and Basics Small dies 
Bright  Pearl Stamens - Small
Pastel Pearl Stamens - Small
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Glitter Glue)
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board

Other Products:

Cardstock: WorldWin ColorMates Smooth Red Wine, Black. Natural
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 3/8" Moss Green Plaid
Pearls: Want2Scrap Say it with Pearls
Ink: Ranger Archival Library Green; Ranger Distress Rustic Wilderness, Crushed Olive; Stampin' Up Marvelous Magenta, Rose Romance; Close to My Heart Wildflower
Tools: Big Shot Plus, Paper trimmer, Craft knife, WRMK Layers, Fine tip scissors 
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue


  1. Ooh la la! I love this flirty, feminine card, Gloria! The color combo is delightful and your flowers are just so pretty! The soft pink of the French Quarter Die is beautiful! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month, my friend! xo

  2. Love love love this Gloria! The colours work so well together and its just delightful, thank you for sharing x

  3. What a great, and encouraging, color combo. The flowers are so pretty. And the details all around are wonderful.

  4. What a knockout layout and the colors are fabulous together! You have a great gift.

  5. This is gorgeous! I love how you have layers of different colours in the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love these dimensional flowers! I've never considered using stamens with this rose petal die set...I always make a center bud. I think I will give stamens a try. Beautiful!

  7. So pretty Gloria.

  8. What a pretty card. Roses are always great choice for flowers.

  9. I'm crazy about this card. Elegant while full of a warm blanket settling over the heart. Perfect for the sentiments used. Absolutely beautiful.

  10. Beautiful card. Love the purple and green color combo. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Beautiful piece! I love the die cut you used in the of my favorites and of course your flowers are awesome!

  12. Such a beautiful card!!! The colors are lovely. Makes me want that French Country Die Set! ♥

  13. Beautiful, the layering with the die adds that touch of dimension
    Karen Cross

  14. Absolutely wonderful! I LOVE the colors!

  15. LOL! Great minds.. I had a little chuckle! This is a beautiful card! No wonder you made it again! I love the roses.

  16. And I loved it when I saw the first one too. Both look beautiful.

  17. Love the color combo! Beautiful card design TFS