Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Heartfelt Creations....Embrace Life...

Good morning friends and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  This morning I'm here to share another project with you using the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

What a fun tri-fold card and just look at those sunflowers!  Sunflowers are another one of my favorite flowers and I jump at the chance to get to add them to a card!

Products Used:
HCDP1-282 Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection
HCPC-3798 Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp
HCD1-7152 Happy Time Treehouse Die
HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp
HCD1-753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Dies
HCPC-3736 Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp
HCD1-796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ANC829 Express Yourself Prills
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
TSMP900 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
TSMP800 Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
TSMP300 Ladybug Memento Ink

Other Supplies:  White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Dimensional Tape (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye,  Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks)

You can watch a video on making sunflowers here:

Instructions:  My card size is 4 1/4  X 5 1/2.  You can find instructions for this tri shutter card on Splitcoaststampers.  Do the card base and cover with pieces of coordinating paper from the collection.  Using Rich Cocoa Memento ink, stamp the treehouse, mailbox, stool and tea pot, steaming cup and sunflowers.  Next using Tuxedo Black ink stamp the leaves.  Using various shades of Distress inks watercolor all elements.  I added Glossy accents to the ladybug after coloring it with Ladybug Red Memento ink.  Set it aside to dry.  Shape the flowers and leaves and add the prills to the centers and set aside to dry.  When everything is dry decide where you want them to rest and either glue them down or use the dimensional tape to adhere.  Next cut out two tags from the paper collection and using the dimensional tape adhere them the panels.

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Shaped Card from Heartfelt Creations...

Good Friday morning everyone! I typically have not been posting on Friday but decided I wanted to share a shaped card I made that was inspired by Liz Gaze
When I watched the video I was totally inspired.  The idea had crossed my mind to make a shaped card like this but I just had never taken the time to try it.  Well I finally did and I'm in love with these adorable cards!

These little cards are just adorable and I love making them!  I actually made two and I will share the other one later.  They didn't take much time at all and can be used for so many ocassions so go and watch the video and make one for yourself.  They are quick and easy and ready in a matter of minutes!

Products Used:
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1-7100 Botanical Window Die
HCD1-7126 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die (I just cut out this little darling from one of the paper sheets)
HCPC3769 Wildwood  Florals Cling Stamp
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and the Release of the Beary Fun Retreat Collection....

Long days filled with sunshine begin to fade and the crisp evening breezes begin to call for cozy wool knit sweaters as the fall season slowly ushers out the lazy days of summer! Along with the falling leaves and a last surge of floral blossoms, autumn brings with it a more relaxed and reflective way of life and a reminder that winter will soon be around the corner. Autumn also brings with it a fun that only autumn can bring…playing in crisp piles of fallen leaves, picnics with warm beverages, cozy evenings spent around the campfire and exploring fields filled with rows and rows of sunflowers bowing their heads giving way to the season! Even the animals of the forest recognize and celebrate the subtle arrival of autumn, spending their last few days before hibernation playing and making preparations for the arrival of the upcoming winter season. Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful and captivating illustrations of adorable bears, this autumn themed collection is sure to appeal to all ages! Perfect for celebrating an array of occasions, this fun loving assembling of stamps, dies and decorative papers will bring a whimsical and lighthearted touch to all of your paper crafting creations. The dynamic paper collection boasts a color palette filled with beautiful tones of burnt oranges, rusty reds, midnight blues, along with leaf like greens and golden yellows all mixed with checkered plaids, decorative stripes and gorgeous imagery of blooming sunflowers and falling leaves. Three sets of detailed cling stamps with coordinating dies allow you to join in the fall themed fun of a charismatic bear family enjoying their last retreat before winter sets in. Whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows near an adorable treehouse, enjoying songs strummed out quietly on guitar, or filling up on delightful meals of honey, these cute images are ideal for embellishing all of your fall themed cards and scrapbook layouts! So throw on a cozy sweater, grab a cup of hot cocoa and join in the fun as we enjoy one last “beary” fun filled autumn retreat!

Life is Good

Products Used:
HCDP1-282 Beary Fun Retreat Paper  Collection
HCBC1-456-2 Card Shadow Box Set White
HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A
HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Cling Stamps
HCD1-7151 Beary Fun Retreat Die
HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Cling Stamps
HCD1-753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Cling Stamps
HCD1-7153 Sunflower Accents Dielecti
HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamps
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies Die
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesvie
ANC829 Express Yourself Prills
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP800 Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
TSMP201 Morrocco Memento Ink
TSMP704 New Sprout Memento Ink
TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
TSMP300 Lady Bug Red Memento Ink

Other Supplies:  White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Dimensional Tape, White Ribbon, (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks) Glossy Accents 

You can watch a video on making sunflowers here: 

Instructions:  My card is 7 X 7.  I made the card base using the watercolor paper because of the size and for stability.  Decide on which window box you want to use and cover it with the paper collection.  Cut one of the card fronts to fit on the back panel and glue it down. Glue the box to the front of the card leaving the right side unglued so you can slip in the tags later. Next using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink I stamped the sunflowers, leaves and bear onto watercolor paper.  Using various Distress Inks I watercolored all the elements.  Add the Prills to the flower centers and set aside to dry.  I used Glossy Accents to cover the ladybug and set it aside to dry.  Once everything  is dry, decide on the placement and glue them down.  Next using the tag dies cut out the tags and the backing and glue them together.  Add the ribbon and slide them into the side of the box. Next find a sentiment and back it with the navy blue paper and using the dimensional tape adhere it to the top of the card.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Quick Birthday Card.....

Good morning everyone!  Do you find you are always needing a birthday card?  It used to be I'd just pop out and buy a card and mail it but now I feel guilty if I spend that money when I have all these paper crafting supplies stored here!  Recently it was my brother's birthday and of course I didn't have any made up ahead of time so I needed to get one made to send off to him.  I have a die that cuts out a step card so I was able to make up a  card rather quickly and then I actually decorated it with leftover bits left on my desk from another card so it all worked out!

The fox, flowers and pretty papers are all from Heartfelt Creations.  They always have just what you need for making all kinds of projects and make it so easy to "WOW" the people who receive your cards!

Well that's it for me! I"m off to get my day started.  I plan to clean the craftroom today, it is really getting messy!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Special Launch: Layered Cards, Shadowboxes and Dies....

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Special Launch of Layered Cards, Shadowboxes and Dies!  Please hang in there with me this morning as my post is rather long.
My first project is a layered card using the new circle dies.

Under The Sea Layered Circle Card

Products Used:
6 X 6 Layered Circles Card Kraft   HCLC1-454-3
Under The Sea Paper Collection   HCDP1-266
Small Circles Die   HCD1-7145
Large Circles Die   HCD1-7155
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamps   HCPC-3736
Tropical Hibiscus Die    HCD1-796
Fleur Borders & Pockets Die   HCD1-778
Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp   HCPC-3737
Under the Sea Coral Die   HCD1-797
Under the Sea Cling Stamps   HCPC-3739
Under The Sea Die   HCD1-799
Coral Reef Collage Die   HCD1-798
Luggage and Tags Dies   HCD1-745
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamps HCPC3782
Tropical Plumeria Die HCD1-7135
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit   HCST1-40l
Dove Blender Pen   #241159
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive   #159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle   #352854
Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink   TSMP301
Morocco Memento Ink   TSMP201
New Sprout Memento Ink   TSMP704
Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink   TSMP707
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink   TSMP800
Cantaloupe Memento Ink   TSMP103
Teal Zeal Memento Ink   TSMP602
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink   TSMP900
Crystal Art Glitter #85

Other Supplies:  Dandelion Memento Ink, White Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Ivory Flower Soft
Distress Inks, Bling on a string, String of Pearls, Scor-Tape, Chrome Yellow Archival Ink, Pink Peony Archival Ink

Watch a video on making the Hibiscus Flower:

Instructions:  My card is 6 X 6.  Cover the card base with the paper collection and use the circle dies to cut center holes in the paper.  Using Rich Cocoa ink stamp the flowers and leaves.  Cut out, color and shape and add the flower soft and set aside. Next using Tuxedo Black ink stamp the turtles, sea horses, and fish.  Cut out and color them then set aside.  This is also a good time to add any glitter that you want.  Find the Jelly Fish on the paper collection and cut it out.  The die fits perfectly so if you are not a stamper you can use the images on the paper.  I also cut one of the fish as well.  Now you are ready to decorate.  Decide where you want the elements to go and glue them down and the card is finished.  This is a very easy card for the end result to be so wonderful.  I hope you try this as it has a huge WOW factor.

Next up is a Classic Petunia Shadowbox Card.  This is a new concept for me and I love how it turned out!

Classic Petunia Shadow Box Card

Classic Petunia Paper Collection  HCPC-278
Card Shadow Box Set  HCBC-456-2
Cut Mat Create 1B White  HCD2-750
Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp  HCPC-3742
Regal Hummingbird Die  HCD1-7102
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamps  HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia Die  HCD1-7139
Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp  HCPC-3650
Butterfly Medley Die  HCD1-759
Luggage and Tag Die  HCD1-745
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-40l
Crystal Art Glitter #85
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink  TSMP900
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink  TSMP800
Teal Zeal Memento Ink  TSMP602
Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink  TSMP707
New Sprout Memento Ink  TSMP704
Lilac Poses Memento Ink  TSMP504
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive #159723
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30  HCDA2-450
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle #352854
Hot Mama Prills  ANC821

Other Supplies: Hot Glue Gun, White Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, White Fiber

Watch a video on shaping the Classic Petunia here:

Instructions:  My card is 5 X 7.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. Cover the edges of the shadow box with the paper collection before you make the folds actually make the box.  Once the shadow box is covered glue it, just around the edges and adhere it to the card.  The fourth side is left open so you can slid the tags inside.  Now stamp, cut out, color and glitter the hummingbirds and butterfly.  Stamp, cut out, color and shape the flowers and leaves.  Glue everything down and allow to dry.  Cut out the tags from the paper collection and tie the fiber through each one.  Slip them down behind the box and your card is all set.

I have really enjoyed showing you my two projects this morning and hope you head over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration!  The other design team members have worked to bring you so much beauty there and I just know you will find something that just speaks to you!

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