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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Good morning, dear friends, new friends and old!  I hope you are having a wonderful week so far, even though it's only Tuesday, and we have a ways to go...  Welcome to the February 2012 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop! 

There is a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations up for grabs, so definitely leave some love for each of the talented designers participating in this blog hop!  The hop will remain open for comments on each designer's blog through midnight Friday night,
March 2.  The winner will be posted here and on the member's blogs who are able to post, by noon on Saturday, March 3.

You should have arrived here from Marsha's most excellent blog where she has posted her beautiful project.  Next in line after me is Linda, and she has a gorgeous creation to share with you.  Here is the order of the hop:

Olga Jewell
Selma Stevenson
Carla Suto
Marsha Sanderlin
Clare Curcio  YOU ARE HERE!  :)
Linda Payne

Easter is right around the corner, and I love these two colors together for a elegant and soft-looking layout.  I used each of the cross dies in the Spellbinders Cross Collection dieset, and layered them on top of the Heartfelt Creations HCD 719 Cross & Lilies Diecut set.  The white image stamped and heat embossed in white on the blue is from the HCPC 3365 Decorative Vintage Cross Precut Set.  The very background is the HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background Precut Set embossed in a white and blue embossing powder mixture that I made to match the cardstock. 

Linda's blog is next and you can travel there by clicking HERE!

Here is a complete list of products used in my card.

Heartfelt Creations -
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background Precut Set
HCPC 3365 Decorative Vintage Cross Precut Set
HCD 719 Cross & Lilies Diecut Set

Other -
Wrights Designer Classic 3/8" white ribbon - Flower Dobby
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Vintage Lace
Zva Pearls
Prima Roses
Light Blue embossing powder
Stampin' Up - cardstock, Whisper White & Cool Caribbean
                     Craft inkpad in white
Spellbinders - Classic Petal Borderabilities
                     Grand Labels Twenty-three
                     Nested Oval Medallion Labels
                     Cross Collection

Thank you for visiting, and good luck in the drawing!  Please feel free to leave a comment below!  I love hearing from you!


  1. Gorgeous card, Clare! I love the shades of blue and all the layers! Beautiful images and details!

  2. I was struck by the loveliness of the soft colors of your card -- it is most stunning!

  3. Very beautiful! I love that Easter cards could be used for male or female.

  4. Very pretty card. Lots of layers and lots of dies. Very pretty.

  5. My favorite colors!!!!!!!!!!!! This card is ridulously beautful!!! I have to find Heart creations shop where all these precuts are after this hop. Amazing job girl!!!! I am seriously in love with this card.

    I am having a $25 Michael's Gift Card giveaway over at "Creative Bug on the Loose" to celebrate my new blog makeover, drop by if you are interested in a chance to win!

  6. How beautiful Clare! Wonderful layers and beautiful colors.

  7. Wow all the details in this card are just beautiful! I love blog hops and here is another... chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe is starting a three day blog hop today. Tons of great prizes.


  8. Lovely shades of blue!!! This is a stunner!!! Beautifully done!

  9. I had trouble leaving this comment...don't know if it went through or will try again to make sure! This is a lovely card....beautiful shades of blue...a stunning looking card! Nicely done!

  10. Beautiful card Clare! So pretty with all those layers!

  11. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment on my blog I have just had a little look around your blog and wow you have some amazing creations simply stunning I have now become a follower
    huggies lindyloo x

  12. Beautiful job on this card. Beautiful colors and embellishments. GREAT job.

  13. Just love the delicate colors and pieces. So many beautiful layers.
    Great design sweetie

  14. Beautiful card with the blues and the cross is awesome. Something else for me to need/want. :-)

  15. Clare, this is just breathtaking! I love, love, love the blue and white and of course your choice of images (mine too!). Your embossing and layering, plus your gorgeous flowers make this just a stellar creation!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card!!!

  17. Love the color combo and all of the layers!

  18. oh - love all the detail (those flowers, pearls) you put in your cards and this is a gorgeous blue!! a real treasure (-:

  19. Your card is stunning! I love the soft colors and how you mixed the embossing powder. I love the layers. Hugs

  20. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Wonderful card- the layering of the crosses is beautiful!

  22. Stunning card. I love the colors and the way you've layered the cross.

  23. I love this cross set and am glad for a new idea for using it. Very creative using the different shades of a color. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Candy Meyers

  24. I have removed the word verification on my comments, so everyone should have no trouble with leaving one. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused! Thank you!

  25. Nice card, very pretty blue. The cross is adorable.

  26. That was interesting to hear that you customized your embossing powders for this card. It looks like you did tha with the flowers too? I'm just guessing, but it looks like one of the flowers had background script stamped on it? Lovely job of layering.

  27. I LOVE all the layering of the crosses...just absolutely beautiful

  28. Beautiful card, love the color and how you layered it.

  29. I just love the dimension and layers in your card. I can only admire cards that have that much dimension. I hyperventilate after three layers on mine.

  30. Beautiful work!!! love the colours you used!

  31. Beautiful colors and textures. My fave colors.

    gettin' inky...

  32. Hi Clare! Oh my goodness I missed this hop! But I'm glad I got to see this one! Just beautiful and perfect with Easter coming soon! Love your custom made embossing powder! Perfect! Love these colors too... so soothing! I'd LOVE to see a pic of your luminary! I love them and would just love to see it!

    Hope you are doing well!

  33. Hi Clare! Checking on the WV. Have a great day!


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