Black Friday Launch

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today sees the launch of the fabulous new products from Heartfelt Creations for Black Friday – flower shaping molds that will transform your flower shaping and a gorgeous new journal with inspirational pages that will inspire you to create and journal at the same time.  Today I will be doing two different posts today as I have got two projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog featuring the new flower shaping molds.  Please check out the other amazing projects from the Design Team here:

I am so excited about the new flower shaping molds that have transformed my flower making and saved my arthritic hands.  They are just so revolutionary and I can do a lot of flowers in a short space of time and my hands are so thankful for them.

First up is a card made with Arianna Blooms.  These are just amazing done in the Basic Flower Shaping Mold.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-250 Birds and Blooms Paper Collection

HCPC-3608 Arianna Blooms Stamp set

HCD1-748 Arianna Blooms Die

HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Stamp set

HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die

HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die

HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set

HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die

HCPC-3815 Words of Wisdom

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP904 Memento Summer Sky ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

HCBC1-456 Shadow Box – White

HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A

HCFB1-464 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

HCS1-459-2 Bright Pearl Medium Stamens

PGN15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Other – Crafter’s Companion A3 Construction Cardstock, Glue Gloss, Die Cutting Machine, Stamp Press


To make the base card cut the base card at 14” x 8 ¾” score at 7” to make a base card of 7” x 8 ¾”.  Cut a piece of patterened paper from the Birds and Blooms paper collection 7” x 8 ¾”  and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut a 6’ x 6” panel of patterned paper.  To make the shadow box assemble and cut a piece of patterned paper and adhere to the back of the shadow box.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel with the flowers on the top left corner.  Die cut the square from the patterned paper using the die from the HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A die set.  Using a stamp press stamp the image from the HCPC-3815 Words of Wisdom in Tuxedo Black and adhere to the back of the card.  Trim the remaining frame to 5” x 5” and adhere to the front of the shadow box.  Using the leftover ½” strips decorate the sides of the box.  Cut a piece of 6” x 6” panel and adhere the shadow box to this.  Cut 4 decorative edges from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die set and adhere to the sides of the panel as shown.  Adhere this all to the base card.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set with Tuxedo Black on white cardstock.  Sponge the images with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Crystal Clear to the leaves with Glue Gloss.  Adhere at the bottom right and over the left top corner of the shadow box.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3608 Arianna Blooms Stamp set in Pearlescent Coral ink on white cardstock.  Ink the centres with Canteloupe ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the flowers using the new HCFB1-464 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  Finish shaping into a cup shape with the shaping tools and allow to dry.  Add the yellow stamens to the centres of the flowers by trimming the tops and adding using Dries Clear glue.  Using Glue Gloss add Frosting Powder to the flower petals and heat using the heat gun.  Adhere to the leaves as shown around the bottom right and the top left corners.

To make the birds stamp the images from the HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die.  Colour with Summer Sky and Canteloupe and shape lightly using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Adhere to the flowers as shown.

I hope that you have a lot of fun creating with these amazing new molds.  You won’t regret buying them.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


Pretty in Pink Sparkle

Welcome back

This week I have got two cards for you.  I have been playing with the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and die and glitter.



I was really pleased with how these flowers turned out and used these cards as practice.  I am looking forward to my order coming on Monday with the new edge dies and fold out cards where I have an idea for using them so watch this space…

Flower Making Tutorial:

  1. I have stamped the flowers with Memento Lilac Posies and sponged the centres with Memento New Sprout before cutting out.
  2. I then die cut the flowers out and sponged the edges with the Memento Lilac Posies.
  3. I spritzed the back with some water and shaped the flowers using my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  4. After leaving the layers to dry I then glued the flowers together with Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue.
  5. I then used the glue on the edges of the petal and applied prisma glitter on the glue when I then left to dry.
  6. To finish the flowers I have put some more glue in the centres of the flowers and sprinkled some Lettuce Entertain You Prills.
  7. For the leaves I have stamped with Memento Northern Pine.  I then used a sponge dauber to colour the leaves with Memento New Sprout.  I then used a sponge to sponge Memento Bamboo Leaves on the edges to create some dimension.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, American Crafts Patterned cardstock – lilac (I think)
  • Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, CTMH Someone Special, Heartfelt Creations Classic Message
  • Dies – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, Raindrops on Roses, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Majestic Labels 25
  • Inks – Memento Lilac Posies, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves
  • Pearl from my stash
  • Ribbon from my stash
  • Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Glitter from my stash
  • Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


A Touch of Glitter

Welcome back.

This week I have been having a play with using the Stick It adhesive sheets from Ken Oliver.  These sheets make it so easy to adhere fine and delicate dies to your projects but they have other uses including adding glitter to the card.  Here is a card that I have made using the Stick It sheets to add glitter to the background of the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval.


To add the glitter to the background I adhered a sheet of the Stick It sheet to the mauve cardstock and then using the plain oval die cut from the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval dies I cut out the oval.  I removed the backing to the paper and added the Decorative Oval die cut to the sticky oval.  I then sprinkled the glitter over the whole piece.


The result is a lovely glittery background to the piece.  This photo does show a little of the lovely sparkle.


After adding the oval to the background mats that I have die cut using the Sue Wilson Lattice Frame die set, I then added beautiful vellum flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set.


I have used the same principle as last weeks post and sponged the back with Memento Lulu Lavender and New Sprout inks to make the flowers coordinate with the mauve pearlescent cardstock.

Here is the finished card again.


Materials used:

Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, Decorative Oval, Eyelet Oval, Sue Wilson Lattice Frame

Cardstock – Sullivans Pearlescent Cardstock, CTMH White Daisy

Vellum from my stash

Inks – Versamark, Memento Lulu Lavender, New Sprout

Ranger embossing powder – white

Ultrafine prisma glitter

Pearls from the local $2 shop.

This card and most of the products used for making this card are for sale at Gift Hutt.

I hope this inspires you to use the Stick It sheets for more than die cutting.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting


Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms

Welcome back

Today I would like to feature some cards made with just two colours and the very versatile Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die, as well as the Ornate Borders and Pocket Die from Heartfelt Creations.

The first card is a gatefold card and I have fastened the fold with a very small hook and loop from CTMH.  I haven’t put a sentiment on it as it can then be used for a number of different occasions.  If necessary, I can add the sentiment here in the shop to personalise it.


This next card is a pocket card featuring the beautiful dies and I have used a combination of cream and pistachio cardstock to make the flowers and the contrast to show of the lovely design of the dies.




Finally I love this combination with the Spellbinders dies to create a very elegant card.

#HeartfeltCreations #Spellbinders

Materials used:

Cardstock – American Crafts Cream and Pistachio colours

Inks – CTMH Flaxen

Stamps – CTMH Framed – NLA

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ornate Borders and Pockets, Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, Spellbinders Ornate Circles, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles

Punch – Stampin Up border

Bling from the local variety store.

Ribbon from my stash

These cards will be available for sale from Gift Hutt here.  Please check out the range of Heartfelt Creations products here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


Pretty in Pink

Just a very quick post today as I am still in the process unpacking my house and really should not be doing this post, but I can’t help myself.

I am enjoying branching out into different product ranges and came across this beautiful pearlised paper from Christina Re with stripes on one side and a damask pattern on the other side.  These make a great combination and I made a card and put it in the window of Gift Hutt as a work in progress and sold it within a day.  I didn’t have time to even take a photo of it which I usually do.

So I had some more papers and made another card using the stunning papers and some pearlised card stock I got from the local paper merchant.  I have embellished with lace and ribbons from my still considerable stash and finished off with the gorgeous lacy die from the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses die set and the lovely Ariana Blooms flowers done in vellum.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Pearlised card

Papers – Christina Re

Punch – Stampin up edge

Lace from my stash

Ribbon from my stash

Die – Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses, Arianna Blooms

Stamp set – Arianna Blooms

Rosies Pearl Brad

Pearl from the local $2 shop.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting.


Tutorial on cardstock weight for Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Die Sets

Welcome back.

This week I have been playing around with different weights of cardstock making flowers using the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations.  I now have a selection of Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and I was very impressed with the quality of the products – in particular the paper packs.  The papers are just beautiful and easy to just make cards and scrapbook layouts without any embellishments.

I have been using up my CTMH cardstock (mainly White Daisy which is just under 220 gsm) to make the flowers but I have found that the cardstock is a fraction too heavy for making the flowers – or it could be that my hands have been very sore lately as well).   You can get some dimension but it tends to go a little flat.  Here are some samples I have made:

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I then went to Lincraft and got some Canson cardstock (Azure) that was 160 gsm thick and this time I was able to get a really good shape for the flowers and they were also easy to make rosebuds as well.

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Here is a comparison between the CTMH White Daisy cardstock and the Canson lighter weight cardstock.  As you can see the White Daisy cardstock has flattened out a little while the lighter cardstock still has more dimension.

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I then just die cut the flowers on the same cardstock and after sponging the outside with Glacier ink and the inside with Canary inks from CTMH I wet the flowers.  The petals were scrunched and then left to dry.  I found I had to be a little careful to make sure that I did not rip the card but it was pretty strong.  I was very happy with how these flowers turned out.  They came out with a more shabby chic look.

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Finally, I had a really difficult day the other day, and so to help me relax I made this card using the bottom flowers and I was very happy how it turned out.  The colours worked so well together.

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Here are some other examples that I have made for the class next Sunday.





Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Canson Azure

Stamp – Arianna Blooms

Dies HC Arianna Blooms, Raindrops on Roses and the butterfly and edge is a Joy Craft die

Inks – CTMH Glacier, Canary, Black, Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire

Paper – CTMH Kaleidoscope

Bling and pearls from my stash.

I will be following up a lead tomorrow to check out some cardstock to carry at Gift Hutt as I will run out of CTMH cardstock eventually.

I look forward to meeting everyone at the class next week.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.


A Bit of Old and A Bit of New

Welcome back.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post.  I am pleased to say that the wedding card sold very quickly in Gift Hutt and it will make a very special card to keep for the wedding couple.

This week I am featuring a couple of cards using up some of stash.  The first card features some apricot/orange lilies that I picked up a while ago at a local Emporium.  The die cutting and embossing make a very elegant background for the flowers tied with a simple bow.  It was amazing the difference the embossing made on the CTMH Sunset card.  It hasn’t been embossed along the grain, but I like the effect on the embossing with a little white showing through.


Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy and Sunset

Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangle, Nestabilities Labels Eighteen

Embossing folder – CTMH Damask

I have used a piece of vellum ephemera inside the frame to add a different look to the card.  The embossing helps the frame stand out more and I have used ribbon from my stash.  This card has also sold very quickly in Gift Hutt as well.


Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White

Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Fancy Framed Tags Two

Embossing Folder – Couture Creations Tied Together

Ephemera from my stash

Ribbon and pearls from my stash

Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)

Ink – CTMH Desert Sand

Finally I have made some flowers using the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set.  I have used a basket die cut that I purchased many years ago and sponged it with a combination of CTMH cashmere and desert sand inks.  I have sued ribbon and lace from my stash to complete this card.

#Heartfelt Creations

Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Pixie, Colonial White, White Daisy, Buttercup

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms, CTMH Just to Say…

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms, Spellbinders Fancy Frame Tags Two

Inks – Pixie, Canary, Black

Embossing Folder – Quatrefoil

CTMH Gold glitter gems

Basket from my stash

Lace from my stash

Ribbon from my stash

I am really enjoying using a combination of different products and I hope that you are enjoying my creations.

Heartfelt Creations products are now on their way to Gift Hutt and will be available for purchase soon.  I am really excited about having them at Gift Hutt and will be doing classes on using these amazing products as soon as I can.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.



Vining Fuchsias and Ariana Blooms

Welcome back

I am a day late for my post but better late than never.  I haven’t had much chance to do much crafting lately as my house is on the market and I haven’t been too well either.  So I will show a card that I made some time ago.  I am discovering all sorts of products on the market place and it has been enjoyable playing with some new ones that I have purchased.

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For this card I have used a combination of Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps for a colourful card.  There is a lot of layering involved with the different dies and stamps.  I have cut two of the Raindrops on Roses die in White Daisy cardstock and then one oval using the inner oval with the pattern from the Elegant Ovals die also in White Daisy.  I then cut a plain oval out of the Pomegranate cardstock to place underneath the patterned oval.  I then stamped the Vining Fuchsia stamp on some White Daisy cardstock.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with copic markers.  I then partially cut the image out using the plain oval die and then fussy cut around the flowers to create a look of cascading flowers over the patterned oval.  I then stamped and die cut the Ariana blooms and coloured them in with copic markers.  These colours work perfectly with the Pomegranate cardstock.  I shaped the flowers and then finished off with the Gold Bling gems from CTMH.  I haven’t put a sentiment on as yet and may not do so.  It can then be used for a number of different occasions.

Materials used:

Heartfelt Creations

Stamps – Vining Fuchsia, Ariana Blooms

Dies – Raindrops on Roses, Elegant Ovals, Ariana Blooms

Copic Markers


Cardstock – White Daisy, Pomegranate

Gold Bling Gems

Ink – Memento Black Ink

This card is available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.





Having Fun with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms

Welcome back

I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of new craft supplies.  I have just received the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set and I just love these stamps.  It is strange using the rubber stamps again but these stamps had good adhesion to my acrylic blocks and gave a nice crisp image.  It is also great to have a matching die to save my hands for fussy cutting.  I have had some fun with using different inks and finishes and here are my first efforts.

I have used a combination of Le Vie En Rose papers and Black and Pomegranate cardstock from CTMH for my first card.  I love the combination of the gold embossing on the flowers and the gold Peelcraft edging and corners and the black of the Heartfelt Creations eyelet oval die.  I have cut two sets of flowers to create these flowers.  I haven’t put a sentiment on the front as it blocked the beautiful paper.  I am waiting for some beautiful Spellbinders dies and will look at doing something inside the card instead.  However, I do find that some people like to have blank cards for different purposes.


Here is a close up of the flowers.  The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.


I have stayed with a very elegant cream and gold combination for my second card. I have used Peelcraft stickers for the corners, edging and the tag and sentiment.



Finally here is a little fun 4″ x 4″ card I have made with this single layer flower and the Raindrops on Roses die from Heartfelt Creations.  I have sponged the centre with Buttercup ink and the edges of the petals with Pomegranate ink.


Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Colonial White, Buttercup

Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose

Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Ariana

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana, Eyelet Oval, Raindrops on Roses

Inks – CTMH Black, Versamark, Pomegranate, Buttercup

CTMH Gold Bling Gems

Peelcraft stickers from my stash

Pearl string from my stash

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt when it reopens early in the New Year.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting