Tropical Paradise Birthday



Since I haven’t posted in awhile, I thought I would do another quick post today.

This is a birthday card I made using the Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise papers, stamps, and dies.  Love the colors and images of this set!

Although the flowers on the front were actually made with stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection, I did stamp them on paper from the Tropical Paradise collection and shaded with Memento inks.

Here is the back of the card when closed:

Back Closed


The card base is a Heartfelt Creations 5″ x 7″ white foldout card.   Below is the inside and outside with the card fully open:

Inside all flaps openoutside all flaps open

And here are some closeups of the individual panels:


The parrot and cockatoo were colored with Copic markers.  I didn’t like how the back of the cockatoo appeared from the backside, so I added a die-cut circle to represent the sun and colored both sides with Memento Cantaloupe ink and Kaleidacolor Desert Heat ink pad.  (And added a die-cut dragonfly so the back side wouldn’t look so plain!)

Other products used on the card include Memory Box dies: 99229 Garland Greenery, 99751 Little Dragonflies, and 99461 Wildflower Landscape; Sizzix 656515 Dragonfly; and Elizabeth Craft Designs dies: Leafy Branch 5, Pair of Leaves 1, and Celebrate.

Thanks for visiting – have a great rest of the holiday weekend everyone!

A Woodsy Wonderland Thank You


I made this fun Thank You card with papers, stamps, and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland Collection and one of the Heartfelt Creations 6″ x 6″ White Foldout Card Bases (Product ID #HCCF1-445-2).  The Thank You die comes from the Heartfelt Creations Elegant Border Basics Dies (Product ID #HCD1-7121).  I also used dies from the Heartfelt Creations Fleur Border Basics Die Set (Product ID #HCD1-7120) and Heartfelt Creations Regal Borders and Pockets Die Set (Product ID #HCD1-779).

I stamped and die-cut some of the deer and trees then colored them with various Memento inks and matching Memento markers.  I used foam dots to add dimension to the deer and trees on the front of the card.

A great video tutorial (and the inspiration for my card) can be found here.

Closeup photos with first flap open:

Closeup photos with second flap open:

And we can’t forget the back:



My photos here don’t really do it justice, but the scenes and colors in this collection are amazing! The designs are so versatile, too–I love that they can be used for a wide variety of occasions and are suitable for both men and women. I can’t wait to get started on my next project with this delightful collection!

Have a wonderful and crafty New Year and thanks for visiting!

Art Impressions Arbor


This fun card was made with the Arbor and other stamps from Art Impressions Watercolor Series 7 Set 1 #3544 as well as a few stamps from the WC Foliage Set 1 #4051 and the Garden Blooms from the Watercolor Series 7 Set 2 #3545.

Marvy LePlume II markers used include #86 African Violet, #15 Olive Green, #72 Pine Gren, #20 Magenta, #40 Brownish Gray, and #8 Violet.

The card blank was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  Then the image was matted with  Gina K. Designs Black Onyx card stock and attached to a piece of patterned paper from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera collection.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card! Make it a crafty week!

Watercolor Mailbox

Lynn 2016

This fun card features the Art Impressions Flowering Mailbox, #4607. Marvy Le Plume II markers were used to color the image: #45 Sepia, #86 African Violet, #8 Violet, #15 Olive Green, #6 Brown, #75 Sky Blue, and #28 English Red.

The completed image was cut out with one of the Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies. It was matted on black card stock cut out with the largest of the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motif dies.

The green background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Paper Collection.  The card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.

Thanks for visiting – hope you have a crafty day!


Basket of Flowers

Denise 2016

Another quick post for you.

Today’s card is a basket full of flowers.  All of the flower and foliage stamps are from Art Impressions watercolor sets.  The basket is from Stamps By Judith, #E-165 Small Flat Basket with Handle.

Coloring was again done with Marvy Le Plume II markers: #20 Magenta, #86 African Violet, #100 Sapphire,  #15 Olive Green, #72 Pine Green, #45 Sepia, and #6 Brown.

The background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Collection.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Under the Sea Best Wishes

Betsy 2016 Farewell

This great Best Wishes card was made with components from the Heartfelt Creations card kit package for the Under the Sea collection and a few other items from my “stash.”

I can’t say enough good things about the kits Heartfelt Creations has started producing for their collections. Not sure if you want to invest in the various stamps and dies of a collection?  These kits are a great introduction to the types of projects you could create. Their only downfall, in my opinion, is that they are only available for a limited time–just during the initial release month of that particular collection or while supplies last.  (Some of the kits have been known to sell out within just a couple of days of their release!)

The kits come complete with enough card blanks, die-cuts, pre-cut patterned paper, and stamped elements to make at least four cards. Use your favorite coloring medium and adhesive to complete the projects, and you are good to go! All levels of cardmakers, from beginner to expert, can produce beautiful results with these kits in a very short amount of time. It’s no wonder they sell out so quickly!

For this particular card, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Memento Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, and Bamboo Leaves to color the flowers and leaves. Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, Teal Zeal, and Picked Raspberry were used on the fish. (I blended the Picked Raspberry and Cantaloupe to create the peachy/coral color on the tip of the tail. “Gourd-Jus” Prills (also available from Heartfelt Creations in the Rock N’ Roll set) were added to the centers and stamen of the flowers with glue, and I also added glitter to the tips of the flower petals for a little extra bling.

Betsy 2016 Farewell inside

The inside of the card was completed with a piece cut from the Under the Sea Collection paper pack and the Life is Art stamp from Stampendous.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Hummingbird Graduation Card

Amy E 2016 grad

This is a very simple, one-layered graduation card I made.  The hummingbird flower stamp is #97077 by Inkadinkado (purchased at our local Hobby Lobby store) and was colored with Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Forest Moss, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers; and Memento Inks: Bamboo Leaves and Blue Danube.  Broken China was used to add background color around the edges.

The inside message is the Life Is Art stamp from Stampendous – #Y025.  The patterned paper inside the card is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection.

Amy E 2016 grad inside

Hope you enjoyed today’s project – have a great week!