Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Good morning!

Hope every one is having a great day!  It's Wednesday which is my favorite day of the week... Please note that is favorite day of the working week.  LOL.  Wednesdays I get to share with you what I've been up to in my craft room, I still prefer my weekends because that is when I get to actually PLAY in my craft room (OK technically my kitchen but beggars can't be choosers, or so I'm told).  I'm happy to be sharing a few projects with all of you today.  First up is this super easy pocket and it smells so good... I've got vanilla potpourri in there!  Super SWEET!

Product Used:


Jean Pocket, Trim, Tim Holtz – Mini stapler, Scribble Scrabble paper – Sweet Shop Collection, Crafter’s Newspaper print, Memento Ink, Color Box fluid chalk - Chestnut Roan & Dark Moss, Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain,  Smooch – Sunkissed spray & molasses paint , Dusty Attic chipboard – Foliage, Prima - E-Line pearls, Speed-Sew glue, Glossy Accents, Glue gun & a button.  Potpourri & wide lace


Cut out a denim pocket from any old pair of jeans, tear paper to cover the pocket, ink edges with chestnut roan. Glue paper to the pocket, I cover the paper with a thin layer of Speed-Sew and place on to pocket.  You can add more paper layers; I tore a few strips, inked edges again and glued them with Glossy Accents.  Attach trim around the edge of the pocket, securing with mini staples as you go around, make sure you leave extra trim at the top for your handle.  Stamp all 3 sizes of sunflowers on white cardstock and spray with Sunkissed Spray, once dry, cut out the flowers using coordinating die cut or scissors, snip between each petal.  Shape petals by curling downwards and layer the flowers using hot glue.  Add a button for the flower center.  Cut out 2 leaves from newspaper print, ink with green and brown inks, crumple leaves and attach to the bottom of the flower.  Use molasses smooch paint to cover the chipboard piece, decorate with pearls.  Glue chipboard and flower to the pocket as shown.
Sew a pocket out of the wide lace, fill pocket with potpourri and staple shut, add the lace pocket inside your denim pocket.


For my second project I decided to make a card... I had been meaning to take a class on paper tole for a very long time now.  I thought these images would look wonderful done up with this technique.  I went to my local craft shop with my stamps, copics, cardstock and scissors and here is what I came out with.  It is a very time consuming process but the results are super special.  I know I will do this technique again and again!  I loved every second of this project... for one I love learning new techniques and I like the tediousness required in this technique, I know most people like quick and painless but to me the more tedious the more love I poured into my card and isn't that the point of making a card for those special people in our lives.  OK so I wouldn't do this on every card but you can definitely count on seeing a card here and there done in this technique!! 

Products used:
Other Products
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cryogen Iridescent Cardstock, Bazzill Pale Green Cardstock, My Mind’s Eye – So Sophie, SEI – Velvet Clover Paper, Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch, ribbon, Glossy Accents.

Copic Markers:
Cardinal – R59, R29, R27 & R20
Cherries – R59 & R29
Flower – RV29 & R32
Leaves – YG03 & YG67


Start with a 6’x 6’ card base (Light Green), cut out a 5.5’x 5.5’ piece of pattern paper.   Cut a 1 ½’ strip of paper and punch out both sides of strip with lace punch to create a ribbon secure to each corner of pattern paper and add a ribbon as shown in picture.  Adhere pattern paper to base card.  Image was done using a paper tole technique; the image was stamped 4 times, a color and cut template will be available on my blog.   Color in with copic markers various parts of image that are not touching anything else.  Pieces are then individually cut out and shaped using stylus.  Stamp base image once again on white cardstock and die cut that image.  Layer individual pieces on die cut background starting with parts of image that are furthest away or underneath other pieces.  Mat image with a second die cut piece and adhere to card base with foam spacers.

A few more views.  I'm really hoping you can all see the dimention I was able to get on the image.  It was so worth the extra time it took to to the paper tole!  It is the perfect technique for those extra special cards

And the inside.
I'm out of time... but I still have to scan the color and cut files.  I will add them to the post as soon as I get home.  Well I'm off to get ready for work!


  1. Your projects are just breath taking!!!!

  2. All are true works of art! Your talent is beyond words! Well done!

  3. Beautiful card, love the altered jean pocket!

  4. Beautiful projects, Joelle! I love your unique designs!

  5. Beautiful work! I really like the basket!!

  6. Love your altered jeans creative! Pretty card too!

  7. I don't know anything about the paper tole technique, but whatever it is, I'm loving in on your card. Gorgeous

  8. WOW! This is awesome! I really like the basket!! Olena

  9. Wonderful projects, Joelle! LOVE the basket, so neat! And what a beautiful card, so worked through inside and out!

  10. These are gorgeous, that pocket is just to cute.

  11. Love your really pops and show the HFC stamps so well...great job.