Friday, November 25, 2022

Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, and good morning my friends! Welcome to the November 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 November Hop starts at 8am ET on Friday, November 25th.  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 November 28th 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, November 30th.  If you are the happy winner, you can claim your prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the November 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 Candy'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.
This is the time of year when we all start to panic because we still have so many makes to complete and Christmas is racing toward us like an express train! However, Heartfelt Creations has done their part to help us out! 
Every Heartfelt Creations paper collection has two sheets of every pattern, which gives us two sheets of cut-aparts that look similar to the image above. Plus, there are dies to match, making it easy to get ready for some quick makes! (Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection.) 
To cut out the images from this collection (or any paper collection) use the following die sets: Ornamental Tags, Ticket and Tags, Album Tags and Accents. There is also a strip of postage stamp images which can be cut apart with your trimmer, scissors, or postage stamp deco scissors. 
Somewhere within your paper collection there will be several tags that look like the ones on the right side of the page above. Use the larger tag die from the Ornamental Tags die set to cut those out. 
There will be one or more sheets of flower petals and other items from each collection with matching dies that you can use to cut out the items without having to stamp or color each image!

I often only purchase the paper pad and the main flower die for a collection so that I can just die cut the pre-printed flowers to create my blooms! I also will fussy cut some images if I do NOT have the matching die. I like to sit and watch YouTube videos on my iPad while I fussy cut or die cut a pile of images! 
Each collection also has a selection of panels and sentiments that you can cut apart with your paper trimmer to make quick and easy card fronts.

Remember, you can do this with EVERY Heartfelt Creations Paper Collection!
Once you have all of your bits and pieces die cut and trimmed out, you will still have several sheets of paper left to work with. For the Candlelit Christmas Collection, I still had 11 pages of the "B" sides to use for a project!
I decided to create a pretty box to hold all of my cut-apart pieces. That way, it can sit on my desk, within easy reach when I want to make a quick project. I started out with a Graphic 45 Kraft Book Box, which measures approximately 4 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 2 5/8". 

I trimmed some of the left over papers from the Candlelit Christmas Collection to fit all the surfaces of the box and attached them.  
I glued some wooden "knobs" onto the bottom of the box to act as feet. These knobs can be found at most craft or art supply stores. They can be painted any color you wish, but I decided to keep them as is to match the kraft color of the box. 
I used strong adhesive to glue the lid of the box to the back edge of the box to create a display box rather than a box that closes. 
I chose a few elements that I had previously cut apart to decorate my box. 
The flower clusters are so easy to make once you have a stack of die cut petals and leaves! You may simply die cut the pre-printed sheets or you can stamp, color, and die cut your flowers, but having a nice stack of them ready to go makes the process go lickety split! 
The camera did not pick it up very well, but I added some gold Stickles to the center of the flower and some clear, sparkly Stickles to the leaves and petals for Christmas shimmer.
My box is all ready to fill with my cut-apart elements!
I used some clear bags to tuck the small cut-aparts into so that I would not lose any. All the cut-apart pieces fit nicely into the box, with room for card fronts and envelopes, as well as for a roll of stamps! A small address book would fit also.
The box is very sturdy, but lightweight. And it looks so pretty! Once you use up all the elements, you can use this box on your hall table to collect all the Christmas cards that are sent your way! Or, fill the box with Christmas treats for your desk! {smile}
It is so easy to create a few cards of your own! Just select your pre-cut elements, add some cardstock and adhesive, and...
You have a quick and easy 6" x 6" card ready in minutes!
I used foam tape to pop up the sentiment ticket. I also lined the inside of the card with ivory cardstock so I could stamp or write a message. 
Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit (or the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold) makes creating the flower clusters the work of a few minutes! I used Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to glue all my flowers together, and to attach them to the card front.
Thee are enough pieces in my box of fun to create many projects, not just cards, but all sorts of Christmas projects!
I can create cards of various sizes, scrapbook pages, pocket pages, tags, and more! Each pad of 24 sheets of paper in the Heartfelt Creations Collections is enough to make any number of goodies this season!
Not only does Heartfelt Creations have two new Christmas Collections (Joyous Noel and Holiday Star), but the paper I am using today, Candlelit Christmas, plus Festive Poinsettia, Festive Winterscapes, Snowy Pines, and Home for the Holidays paper collections are still available in the store as of this writing! 

Have fun creating your own "box of fun" this holiday season!
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!

November Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy Clement Monica Edwards Bozena (BBart Cards) Alissa Wells Lisa Gregory Candy Slabaugh Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE Lynn Stanborough Amarilys Doria Vicki Dutcher Heartfelt Creations Blog

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection
Ornamental Tags dies
Ticket and Tags dies
Album Tags and Accents dies
Christmas Poinsettia and Holly dies
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Glitter Glue)
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board

Other Products:

Box: Graphic 45 Kraft Book Box
Cardstock: WorldWin Black and Natural
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon 3/8" Houndstooth Red and White ribbon, Christmas Bakers' Twine
Pocket Page: Simple Stories
Enamel dot: Eyelet Outlet
Glitter glue: Stickles Gold, Stardust
Clear envelopes: Stationery supply
Wood knobs: Craft supply
Tools: Paper trimmer, Craft knife, WRMK Layers
Adhesive: ATG tape, Scor-tape, Foam squares, Hot glue


  1. Oh my little goodness! What a genius idea! I love this so much, I may have to make one of these pretties for my front hall table! I love all the wonderful tips for getting the most out of the paper pad, Gloria! And the box is stunning! Wow! So impressed! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing idea! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  2. What a great idea for a box and your card is so pretty.

  3. Great gift box full of Christmas cards Gloria.

  4. What a beautiful idea. I would love to make one just like it!

  5. I have loved seeing your poinsettias in use! As much as I appreciate this box, it's the decorations and the card that have drawn my creative attention. I so love that HC has provided us with so many poinsettia stamps and dies!!

  6. What a fantastic and beautifully decorated box to hold all your bits and pieces. I love the way you have pulled all your heartfelt collections together to create this stunner. Thank you for sharing xxx

  7. Thank you for showcasing this terrific collection and these gorgeous projects!! The box as a Christmas keepsake will be terrific!! Stunning!!

  8. Marvelous! So glad you highlighted all the little tags and extras in the paper collections. Love your box and cards. Thank you!

  9. Great idea to make a pretty box and I like the scenic card.

  10. Love this and the box you made is gorgeous to hold everything. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Beautiful box and cards! Love this way to organize all the pieces!

  12. Beautiful post Gloria! So organized and ready to craft!