Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blog Hop from Heartfelt Creations and Paper Temptress

Here's a fun 6"x6" card that I created using amazing paper from Paper Temptress combined with fun die cutters from Heartfelt Creations.  Heartfelt Creations sells their own line of spellbinders type dies and has awesome matching stamps that fit perfectly.  You can see two of their gorgeous cutters below.  What's great about the window die cut on the image below is that it actually opens up!!  The product is called Decorative Chateau Gate die and comes in a set with an additional gate/window die and two ivy die cutters.

The gorgeous die in the background that I linked together in each corner also comes from Heartfelt Creations in a die cut set called Perfect Petals, which includes the die shown above, as well as a collection if different sizes of flower petals.

Here's a close up image of the opened window, I put in a flower that I stamped and created using one of their stamp sets.  I think this window would also be great to use on the front of a card as an opening to show the inside of the card. You can see inside the window, I have use a stamp set from Heartfelt Creations called Perfect Petal Medley Precut set (I am using the smallest stamp in this set), along with the smallest die cut in the Perfect Petals die cut set.

 
Here's a slightly different angle photo to show you the great detail in this window die cut as well as the die cut that I used to create the beautiful frame around the window.
 





















Here's a front shot of the card with the window opening.  The gorgeous papers here are all from Paper Temptress.  The orange cardstock is a bit darker in person, but shows up lighter due to the camera flash, I think of it more like a light pumpkin color, it's called Tangy Orange Pop Tone.  The Brown cardstock that I cut out the Window die cut is Hot Fudge Pop Tone.  The white cardstock in the background is heavenly white. I simply trimmed the white cardstock by hand to go directly behind the window image, I thought it really made it standout and it gave me a place to mount the flower inside the window opening.  The black cardstock is Basis Black

Paper Temptress does sell a small assortment of 12x12 paper in Basis colors, however, I didn't have any.  Here's what I did, I took my 8.5x11 paper and cut it into 6"x11" then I added the extra inch that I needed with a gorgeous strip of Tangy Orange.  Thus when you open the card, the bottom layer on the card is an orange stripe.  I could have also chosen white or the brown cardstock that I used or even added something like a border punch to the inside card base.  It's a great way to add flair to the card and make it look oh so wonderful when you are missing that inch of cardstock. Or as I like to say, that's exactly how I planned it! which in this case, it really was.  In other cases, you could also just make a 5.5x5.5" card, but for the gorgeous die cuts, the card needed to be 6" square.  Just my thoughts on the creative process.

Hope this card inspires you to check out the fun cutters and stamps at Heartfelt Creations as well as the awesome papers at Paper Temptress.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); DieCuts (Heartfelt Creations); Rubber Stamp (Heartfelt Creations); Ink (Memento); Flower Stem (Jolees); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All), Flower Center (Sticko);

Paper Temptress and Heartfelt Creations will each be donating a $25.00 gift certificate, so to enter to win either a $25 Gift Card from Heartfelt Creations or a $25 Gift Card from Paper Temptress make sure you leave a comment on each of the DT's blog. You could be one of the two winners (announced May 15 on Paper Temptress and Heartfelt Creations Blogs)--UPDATE---I just got word that Heartfelt Creations has upped their prize to an entire set of their Sunkissed Fluer Die Collections, WOW, now they are giving away a $160 PRIZE...leave comments on every blog!!

Holley Barnhart (You Are HERE)



47 comments:

  1. Stunning!!! Love the behind the door peak!

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  2. Oh, I love cards that let you peak! Lovely!

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  3. Love that window die. Great project!

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  4. I really like the white behind the gate. It makes the whole card pop. Great job!

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  5. great card!...love the window die!!

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  6. Very pretty and unique card Holley. I love the rich colors you used and the little flower peeking through the window!

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  7. This is stunning have most of these dies so may have to try .

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  8. Great card, but then you always do great work ;-) Juanita Cain

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  9. Love the new die cuts that open in the front.
    Virginia Montagna
    montagnava@aol.com

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  10. what a wonderful window and card Holley.

    greetings karin

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  11. Love the window card! Thanks for the multiple pics.

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  12. Love it. I have that die and now I have an idea what to do with it.

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  13. Fabulous card--I have the chateau gate die too--thanks for the great idea.

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  14. gorgeous card , love the colour combo and the behind the door surprise ! Hugs Tina xx

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  15. love all your cardsespecially the new one you just put up of the open window you do such great work Joanie C.

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  16. Fantastic card! Love the gorgeous layout!

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  17. Absolutely STUNNING....LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used the dies on the corner.....I just couldn't wait to peak thru the window....you did me proud Holley!
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  18. Great card. I love the flower behind the window.

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  19. Love the look. That door is just so cute.

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  20. I am loving the striking colors combined with the intricate die cut framing your doorway. A really cute design in how it opens to reveal the sweet flower.

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  21. I like the surprise element you have with the window and flower Holley! Cool die cuts!

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  22. Fabulous card and die cuts Holly..Loz

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  23. What a nice idea. I love windows!!!

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  24. Holly,
    Love your card sample with the brown/orange color scheme and the new die cuts.
    Virginia Montagna
    montagnava@aol.com

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  25. Aha, now I know where you get all those beautiful diecuts! Soon to be mine too! Thanks for sharing, beautiful card!

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  26. This is a great card Holley, Just think of all the surprising things that could be behind those doors. love it

    kaye G

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  27. Beautiful card, Holley.
    So much effort you've put into it.

    The ways you've looped the corner die cuts is awesome! and the pretty little window too.. so cute..

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such awesome stuff!

    Regards,
    Vithya

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  28. Hi Holley,

    I dont see any link for commenting at the heartfelt creations blog.

    Can you please help me with that?

    Thanks,
    Vithya

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  29. This is a wonderful card! I especially love that the flower is hidden behind the window as a fun surprise for the recipient!

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  30. Very pretty card. What a fun die.

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  31. Very pretty. I love the intricate dies and the flower behind the window.

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  32. WOW! What a cool card. I absolutely love it! Love to know how you constructed the entire card. What a neat job. Congrats.

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  33. clever card, love the peek a boo effect

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  34. Fab card Holley, I love Heartfelt stamps and dies. TFS
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  35. Holley, beautiful card, love your window, great job :)

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  36. Nice use of the corner dies!

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  37. This is stunning! I love the color combo you used. The dies are so wonderful (I checked them out). I love the way you linked the Perfect Petals die cut together. Very nice!

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  38. Love your use off the gate die! Ingenious! I am so in love with Heartfelt Creations newest collection! I saved up so I could purchase the whole Sun-Kissed Fleur collection but wouldn't you know it, 2 days before it was due to be released I had a heart attack and then an injury I incurred on April 4th got infected and I have been in the hospital since! Winning this collection would give me something to look forward to if they ever release me from the hospital! I have already had emergency surgery and once the infection clears up I need to have open heart surgery. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your card with me!

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  39. Very cool with the doorway!!

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