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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop - April 24, 2012

Hello, everyone!  I hope this finds you all well and happy!  I'm happy that Spring is here, and that we'll have more sunny days than in Winter, but still, the weather the last eight months has been kind of strange!  It looks like Summer out already with the trees, bugs and flowers, but the coolness belies that it's Summer - it's still very much Spring, and the weather is subject to change on short notice!
 
I'm here to share a card with you, for the monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far, and have been encouraged or inspired to create something of your own!  In my visits to the blogger's sites, I never leave without some kind of inspiration!  You would have arrived here from the fantastic Tesa's blogsite, if you're following along in order.  If not, that's OK, too!  Here's the order:

ME at http://clarespaperworks.blogspot.com   <----you are here

Don't forget that there is a $25 gift certificate for one lucky winner from Heartfelt Creations, and that if it's you, you'll need to email Emma Lou at emmalou@heartfeltcreations.us on Saturday, when the winner is announced to claim your $25.00 gift certificate.  Be sure to put Winner of March Alumni Hop in the subject line.  We will all try to put the winner on our blogs. 

I've been needing a few "In Sympathy" cards lately, and this one was for a male friend of ours whose father passed away.   The Heartfelt Creations stamp set HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set was perfect, using the "In Sympathy" stamp, and the one that says, "May the precious memories of your loved one, carry you through this difficult time," for the inside, which I neglected to get a good photo of.  (sorry!)



I used the new Spellbinders Persian Accents Shapeabilities and Oval Medallion Labels.  I was given a bolt of woven ribbon that was very regal and masculine, which went perfectly with the blue and gold embossed cardstock which was a scrap.  The base for the sentiment was cut with the oval medallion dies, and I don't know where I got the scrap piece of paper that was white with gold flecks in it.  The blue cardstock is from Stampin' Up, and is called Night of Navy.  I used a white base for the top 3/4 of the card, then mounted all on a Night of Navy card base.  The bottom edge of the navy card base was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Textile.  I added a few gold "pearls" and it was done.  Finished size is 5 1/2" wide by 6" high.

Next on the hop is the very talented and creative Linda.  Just click on her name to instantly travel through blogland and arrive safely at Payne Holler Cards.  We hope you're enjoying all of the creativity that each lady brings to the hop, and that you'll come back again!  Hops start on the last Tuesday of each month (if there are enough designers participating) and ends on Saturday, at which time the winner of the drawing for the $25 gift certificate will be announced!  Good luck, and thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedules to hop!  Isn't it fun - hop, hop, hopping along!

47 comments:

  1. very pretty and I love all the die cuts and layering!

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  2. Beautiful card...love the use of the die cuts! Great design.

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  3. Gorgeous card, Clare! I love the rich colors and the beautiful diecuts and papers!

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  4. Love the colors and the way you have used the die cuts...beautiful!

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  5. Very pretty Clare. That is beautiful design paper to pull out the rich colors.

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  6. Beautiful card. Very elegant with the die cuts and layers!!! Love that border die!!!

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  7. Elegant & tasteful sympathy card.

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  8. Awesome creation for a masculine sympathy card. The ribbon is perfect and you used wonderful dies for this card.

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  9. Very pretty card. Perfect male card.

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  10. Very Nice card we need more Sympathy card ideas and this is great.

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  11. A lovely dignified card with beautiful colors. Always need good ideas for sympathy cards. Just lovely.

    Mary

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  12. Beautiful card. I have never been to your blog before, but you have such beautiful things that I put you into my sidebar so I will remember to come back every time you update.

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  13. Such a beautiful design, and impressive colors.

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  14. Nicely done! Sympathy cards are difficult. This one is beautifully done!

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  15. Beautiful card with rich colors and great design!

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  16. So sorry you had a need for a sympathy card but this one is lovely.

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  17. Beautiful card! Beautiful testimony with your gospel music!

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  18. Hi Clare,
    Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I go thru all these blogs and wish i could do half the work you all do and I love the song you were singing also I have played piano and organ in church 63 years now or more.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  19. Clare: I love your cards. And I love the music as I admire your cards. I just bought the two dies that you used. I love them. You are an inspiration.

    Margie F.

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  20. Very pretty card. You chose beautiful colors for you wonderful elements.

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  21. Beautiful card!...love the dies and layering!!

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  22. Great card..love the colors..thanks for sharing

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  23. Your card is beautiful! I enjoyed the music, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  24. Love your card, I love how the colours contrast so well.

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  25. it is sweet and beautiful color mix

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  26. You did a fantastic job on this beautiful card!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  27. Hi Clare, beautiful card and I love the colour and paper used. I came looking for your little shop but didn't find it. Hope your keeping well. Hugs x ChrisB

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  28. Great coordinating colors Clare and I love the Persian Accents and the gorgeous band around the card.

    Judy Covey
    paljudy@comcast.net

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  29. How nicely the ribbon and paper coordinate..love the PA border...nice card.

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  30. Very nice sentiment..inside and out. Really like that ribbon with the gold border.

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  31. Beautiful card. The color combination is one of my favorites. Very elegant!

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  32. Beautiful card. I was just looking for something for a sympathy card and this one is perfect. I love your christian blog and your worship music. Thank you for that. Great job.....

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  33. Great commbination of textures and layers, bold colors. Very nice.

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  34. I really like the layout of your card and the Spellbinders dies you used. Very nice.

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  35. I love the Spellbinder dies and what you did for the sympathy card. Well done

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  36. Nice card and love the dies.

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  37. Great use of the shapeabilities. I need inspiration concerning them, and you provided it. Good colors choice, too.
    Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  38. Very nice card! Love the persian accents!

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  39. This card is very pretty, love the bold color, perfect together.

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    1. Sorry for using reply. Blogger is on the fritz and this is the only way I can comment.

      Love your sympathy card - they are always so hard to do and this one is very elegant.

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  40. Very pretty, love all the detailed layers, I find sympathy cards the hardest to make....am sure your friend will appreciate it!!

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  41. This is just a stunning sympathy card, I love the purple and the elegant dies you used.
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  42. I'm sorry that you've needed several sympathy cards.

    Your card is very elegant with lovely detail. That ribbon is gorgeous.

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