Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Did It!

Woo Hoo!!! Today it was announced that I was selected as a Designer for Heartfelt Creations (original stamps/dies and so much MORE!!!) I'm so excited! I've got more to share this weekend but wanted to pop in and share my unbelieveable news!!! You can read all about it HERE.

Here are two of the projects I created with Heartfelt Creations new Cardinal Family collection:

Heartfelt Creations sent me the most amazing group of stamp sets and dies I have played with EVER!!! I just LOVE how the cardinal dies matched the images! you can probably see, I'm obviously not a bird expert because had I researched a bit more, I would have noticed that their beaks are RED, not gray like I colored mine...Oh well...He's unique right? I still love how the red coloring just makes the feathers realistic. It was a true pleasure to make this card.
This card was made using the following sets: Cardinal with Holly Berries PreCut Set, Cardinal Family Coordinating Dies . 

Many people have requested the Copic colors be listed for this card so here they are.  If you would like complete directions (in a .doc format) please contact me-or Heartfelt Creations and I would be happy to email it to you. 
·         Color with Copic Markers.  Cardinal/berries:  R27, R46, R05, R39, R02, E09  Leaves:  G99,G94, YG63, G21, YG91   Beak:  W1, W5, WG5, N7  Stems:  E44, E57
This is definitely a three dimensional card too. The bird is not just raised, but the edges are glued to the base layer to create a rounded effect and the holly berries and leaves are scored, folded and dry embossed to create a more realistic berry/leaf. I handmade the tag and attached it to the card as a sentiment.
I also created this fun little gift box. I love the combination of Kraft paper, rusted tin and gingham check ribbon so it worked perfectly for that rustic/country look I was after. I will treasure setting this box out as a decoration at Christmastime and throughout the winter.
Here's a closer look at the cardinal tag. Just a simple tag, but a MUST HAVE addition to any gift box!
I created some additional items that are hush-hush right now (Winter Wonderland Collection) as they haven't officially been released- so I'll share them at a later date.
If you are like me, you'll say I WANT IT ALL!!!
Hop over to the Heartfelt Creations webstore and check out the collection and the BLOG for an awesome video/tutorial by Emma Lou, a complete listing of the newest designers and their creations, and exciting news about your chance to win it ALL! You WILL NOT be disappointed.
Note: If you would like detailed instructions for any of these projects, please contact me.


  1. Really great creations !!! Love it !
    congratulations !
    greetings, martina

  2. Kerry, your card is absolutely magnificent. It's no wonder you're a finalist. Congratulations and good luck.

  3. Beautiful designs and blog. Congrats on the new DT! Adding to your Followers! TFS


  4. This is the best cardinal and coloring I've ever seen. Totally over the top gorgeous card.

  5. OH Kerry, this is FABULOUS!! Congrats on the new DT gig...YAAAYYY you!!