Friday, November 27, 2015

BLACK FRIDAY!! 3D Mini Flipfold Album Release

Hi Bloggers! We have something special for you today. Heartfelt Creations has come out with these wonderful mini scrapbooks with flipfold inserts already cut and prefolded to make your scrapbooking a breeze! These books are 7" X 9" and have five pages. There is an inside front and back cover, two sides to each page,making a total of twelve pages. There are four packets of various sized and shaped inserts that can add a bevy of little nooks and crannies to tuck your photos in and journal about all the things your pictures represent. In my opinion this is a great way to scrapbook and save space at the same time! There is a live broadcast today at 12:00am EST & 1:00pm EST using this link, join in for the fun!
I'll be showing pictures of all my pages today, but I have chosen to leave out the photos, as this book will be going to Heartfelt Creations for display. Here is a list of the Heartfelt creations products I used to complete my book.

HCFA1-431 Flipfold Album-White
HCFP1-433-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts A-White
HCFP1-434-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B-White
HCFP1-435-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts C-White
HCFP1-432-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts D-White
HCDP1-256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
HCD1-778 Fluer Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Die 
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-783 Border Essentials Die
HCD1-756 Birds, Blooms, and Branches Die
HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP1-259 Italiana Riviera paper Collection
HCD-751 Cut Mat Create Die
HCD-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC-3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
Bottle Cap Inc. Super Strong Magnets- 1/2" X 1/16"
TSMP900- Memento Dye Ink Pad- Tuxedo Black
119391236 Carmine Red 3D Stamp Paint
119390736 Lime Green 3D Stamp Paint

The front cover is decorated with the Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die set. I didn't glue my front and back covers and the decorations on the front until the inside was complete. Be sure if you are adding a closure or ribbons, glue them to the front and back before gluing down the designer paper. I made a clasp for my book but cutting two pieces of paper 1 3/8" X  6", adding a magnet in between the papers on one end. I added the decorative ribbon and metal embellishment to enhance my Christmas theme.

As I started to assemble my book I cut 1/2" X 8 3/8" strips and glued them in the spaces between each page. This was just a choice, not a necessity.  This was a learning curve for me as I have never worked with flip folds before, so it was a sort of learn as you go along thing. :-) When I cut my background sheets I measured the pages and cut the paper 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" and if I do another book I will cut the 12" X 12" sheets in tow 6" X 8" pieces and add a mat behind them. This way you can get two pages from one sheet of paper.
The inside front cover has a pocket created with one of the gorgeous corner dies that are part of this release with a photo mat tucked inside. The right side has a pocket created from one of the flipfolds. I think the original idea was to run it across the bottom of the page, but I thought it looked so much like a boot turned up this way, so I just went with it!
These pages have two of the flip fold pieces, the one on the left folds out to have thirteen sides to add photos, how cool is that> the right side is a single pocket to add as many photos as you wish.
These pages use just one flipfold on the right, which folds out to house twenty photos. The left side has a pocket I created with our new  three piece eyelet oval die.
These pages use two of the flipfold inserts, and small sweet pocket on the left to add photos or trinkets, and a large flip 6" X 6" pocket with a tab on the right. I also created a bottom pocket for designer paper and one of the three amazing new border and pocket die, ooooh so yummy!
These pages use one flipfold insert on the right, to hold six photos, and the pockets on the left were created with the wonderful new border and pocket dies. "Noel" & "Joy" letters were created with a page from the Italiana Riviera Collection and cut with a 3/4" round punch.
The last two pages of my book are a wonderful deep pocket on the left that will hold lots of photos and a flipfold on the right that will hold up to ten photos. The cute little film strip was made with a square punch and one of the new border dies coming out in our next collection. 
I hope you enjoyed my little project and be sure to check out the other Design Team members on the Heartfelt Creations Blog for tons more ideas and there are a few videos along the way as well.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

All Glammed Up Inspiration

Hi Bloggers,I have another shoe card for you today, but I wanted this one to fit in with Fall. Yes, yes I know it's time for Christmas, but I always feel Thanksgiving and all the pretty fall colors never get enough attention, so I for one am dragging it out as long as I can:-) I've used the Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up shoe stamp & die, of which there are two in this release.
 These shaped cards are so much fun to create and work up really fast as well. I LOVE them!

You can find complete instructions for this card on the Heartfelt Creations Blog
Be sure to stop in and check out all the beauties my teammates have created this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We will have a surprise in store for you on Black Friday next week. Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping in and come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

All Glammed Up Heartfelt Creations Release

Cue the spotlight and roll out the red carpet because the new All Glammed Up Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! This ultra feminine compilation of glamorous flowing gowns, lavishly flower filled heels and stunning rose accents all showcased in elegant tones of reds, blacks and golds are the perfect combination for any stylish celebration and are sure to have your magnificent paper crafts taking center stage and dominating the runway! Modern patterns and motifs mixed with eclectic and vintage style lend the perfect blend to any masterpiece whether you wish to dress your project up or down.  The grand and regal footwear illustrations coupled with the complementing dies are perfect to create that specialty shaped invitation for a special bridal shower or girls night out. The wide array of sentiment stamps included in the collection are ideal to have on hand for a variety of occasions, while the gracefully detailed and lace like gown and floral sprays and accents are sure to bring that extra touch of splendor to all of your layouts, cards or altered art projects.  So channel you inner fashionista, gather your finest glitters, rhinestones, ribbons and laces and join us in celebrating life's beautiful moments with this stylish, timeless and classy collection.  

I have two selections for you today from this glammy collection. It's so "posh" as the Europeans would say! There are so many fun stamps and dies with this release, a shaped shoe card stamp and die, a tiny little bow, some beautiful rose borders and a corner, and an absolutely stunning Eyelet Oval Die that has three pieces to give you several ways to create super backgrounds or frames. My first sample is a 6" X 6" card, showcasing this terrific oval set.  

My second card is made with the shoe die and one of the two different style shoe stamps. I'm mean who doesn't love a great Christian Louboutin!!

I hope you've enjoyed my samples for today and be sure to stop in at the HC Blog to see all the amazing work from my Design Team , created with this fabulous collection!
Thanks for stopping by and come back again.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers, time for a little different paper craft from Heartfelt Creations. Something other than a card for you today. I thought these would be so fun for a holiday table setting. I've used the
 Italiana Grape Clusters die set and the matching stamps, of the same name, to create my little napkin rings. You can find complete instructions for this project on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with lots more wonderful inspiration from my teammates. So without further ado, here are my pretty fall napkin rings.

Here's a close-up of the rings so you can see the detail. I've added Glossy Accents to the wine glasses to make them sparkle!
Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to stop in next Wednesday for or new release.......
You're gonna love it!!

Hugs, Maureen