Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning friends.  Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for me to share another Heartfelt Creations project with you!  I always love our Wednesdays together because I can share something I love! This card front from the Wildwood Cottage Collection just makes me smile; did you notice the little ladybug on the flower petal of the flower the little Darling is picking?


Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Found in Their Shop:
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Cottage Florals Cling Stamp
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamps
HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents Die
HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp
HCD1-745 Luggage and  Tags Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Dries Clear Glue
#85 Crystal Art Glitter
Minnie Pearl Prills
Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink

Other Supplies:  White Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Canson Watercolor Paper, Half Pearl

Instructions:
My card size is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.
You might like to watch a video on flower shaping here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsIOVMXjIQ&t=2s

Make card base and cover with one of the sweet little card fronts.  I added glitter to the Little Darling’s wings to make them look more iridescent.  Set the card aside to dry. Next using watercolor paper I stamped cut out and colored the grass, the flowers and the sweet little bird.  I added some glitter to the bird and the grass and set them aside to dry.  Shape and glue the flower petals together and add the prills to the center.  I used dimensional tape to the back of the grass and the little bird to give them more dimension.  I decided where I wanted the flowers to be and glued them down.  Now find the tag on the paper and use the Luggage and Tags die to cut it out.  I used dimensional tape on the back to pop it up some.  Next I glued the half pearl to the tag.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sharing Another Heartfelt Creations Project...

Good morning everyone.  I'm here to share another project using Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection!  If you know me, you know how much I love tags!  They can be a stand alone gift or something you slip down inside a gift bag and they just make me smile!


Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Found in Their Shop:
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamps
HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Rich Cocoa and New Sprout Memento Ink
Dove Blender Pen
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Other Supplies:  Tag, Cuttlebug Folder Foundry, Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, Scor-Tape, Seam Binding, Lace, Dimensional Tape, Canson Watercolor Paper

Instructions:

My tag is 3 1/8 X 6 1/4.  Cut a piece of the paper collection and distress the edges then glue to the front of the tag.  Next run the tag through your die cut machine and embossing folder.  Use Victorian Velvet ink to rub over the embossed part of the tag.  Next adhere a piece of lace to the bottom of the tag using Scor-Tape.  Cut a piece of seam binding and wet it and scrunch then set aside to dry.  Stamp, cut out and color the flowers and leaves and then shape them.  Next I glued the Prills into the center of the flowers and set them aside to dry.  Stamp, cut out and color the bird on watercolor paper. Then I found a sentiment piece on the paper and cut it out and edged it with the Chipped Sapphire ink and used dimensional tape to pop it up.  I also used dimensional tape behind the little bird to give him some more dimension as well.  Next I tied a piece of the seam binding through the hole of the tag and I also tied a bow and used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the top of the lace.  The only thing left is to decide where you want the flowers and leaves placed and glue them into place.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone!  This morning we are continuing on with the Wildwood Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I am sharing a foldout mini album that I just love and I hope you like it as well. I took lots of photos so you could get a good look at some of the beautiful papers included in this collection. These flip fold albums are an amazing tool and make quick work of an album.  They make wonderful gifts as well.















Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Found in their shop:
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamps
HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents Die
HCFP3-439-1 Pocket and Flipfold  Inserts E-Black
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1-778 Fluer Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders & Pockets Die
HCD1-7121 Elegant Border Basics Die
HCD1-7120 Fleur Border Basics Die
HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamps
HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCPC-3770 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Cling Stamps
HCD1-7126 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die
#85 Crystal Art Glitter
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Lettuce Entertain You Prills
Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink

Other Supplies:  Canson Watercolor Paper, Scor Tape, Hot Glue Gun, Bling on a String, Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Tea Die, Magnets, metallic String, Black Cardstock, Dimensional Tape

Instructions:
Size of my album is 6 1/4 X 8 1/2.
You might like to watch this video with Emma Lou on working with the Flipfold Inserts  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxX94X84kUo .

I decided on the Flipfold Insert I wanted to use and thought about the way I wanted it to come together.  I began by deciding where I wanted the magnets to hold it closed and glued the magnets down using the Designer Dries Clear Glue. I cut the two pieces of the paper collection to fit the top of the Flipfold and then used the dies to cut the paper so it matched the scallops in the piece.  Next cover all the areas inside and out of all the folds and then I began to add the waterfall pages to the album.  I used two rows of Scor-Tape to each one because I wanted that to be strong so they could withstand a lot of use.  I did not do a lot of decorating on the waterfall because I didn’t want the extra thickness and I also wanted to leave it for photos and journaling.  I did find there is a lot of real estate in a small foot print.  I made pockets for the inside of the front panels using black cardstock and the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die then I made tags to fit in them. One of the tags has a place to tie a string so I used the metallic string for that. The final decorating done on the inside of the card is on the front of the fold down page and I made a pocket there and used the Border Basics Dies to add more interest.  I also used the bling on a string to add some interest.  I also cut out a tag from the paper collection and glued it to the pocket.  I made a large tag for the pocket and used the Ornate Borders and Pockets die to top it off. I also glued some bling on a string down the left side of the tag.  Now that the inside of the album is finished it is time to decorate the outside. I stamped, cut out and colored the cute little darling, fence, flowers, leaves and those adorable birds using watercolor paper. Everything is colored with Memento ink and Distress Inks and a brush.  Once dry I added some glitter to to the fairy wings. I used dimensional tape behind the birds to make them look fat and then I added glitter here and there just for some interest.  Shape the flowers and add the prills to the centers.   Arrange everything the way you like it and glue it all down.  The album is ready to go.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and a New Release: Wildwood Cottage

Come away with us and discover the whimsical world of Wildwood Cottage, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.   Unleash your imagination and explore magical gardens filled with light and airy florals, chirping birds, fluttering butterflies and of course the playful and enchanting sprites that call these gardens home.  Create your very own captivating fairy garden with this extraordinary collection featuring four beautifully illustrated cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Fill your fanciful garden scenes with playful fairies, dimensional garden accents, cheery florals and of course enchanting cottages for the spirited sprites to call home.  The softly hued paper collection is sprinkled with pretty garden shades resembling moss like greens, lilac lavenders, pansy purples and hydrangea blues accented with daisy like yellows, whites and petunia pinks!  Delicate chevrons, ornate floral swirls, along with dainty polka dots and eyelet lace like designs are just a few of the graceful finishes showcased among this decorative paper collection and have been incorporated into heartwarming full page cottage and garden scenes ideal for scrapbook layouts, as well as various sized premade card front panels ideal for quick and easy card bases!  The perfect collection to add a touch of sunshine, and bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones during those long winter days!  


Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Found in Their Shop:
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC-3772 Wildwood Accents Cling Stamps
HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accent Die
HCPC-3770 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Cling Stamps
HCD1-7126 Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die
Designer Dries Clear Glue
#85- Crystal Art Glitter
Dove Blender Pen
Memento ink in: Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Supplies:  White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Woods and Scenic Yellow Pollen, Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, Windsor Newton Iridescent Medium, Dimensional Tape, Cornflower Blue Archival Ink

Instructions:
You might like to watch the video on the Wildwood Cottage Collection with Emma Lou:
https://youtu.be/g8WLXE8hLRk

My card measures 6 X 6.  Make card base using white cardstock and cover with one of the card fronts from the paper collection.  Cut out the sentiment from the paper and use dimensional tape to adhere it to the top of the card.  Next I stamped, cut out and colored the flowers using the watercolor paper.  Dampen the back and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Add the yellow pollen to the center and set the flowers aside to dry.  I stamped the little darling onto watercolor paper and used a brush and the distress inks.  Then I painted the wings with the Iridescent Medium and when that was dry I outlined the wings with glitter.  I stamped the fence section and the wheel barrow and colored using the distress inks.  I used dimensional tape behind the fence and once that was glued down I glued the wheel barrow at the edge of the fence.  Next I used dimensional tape behind the little darling and began to decide where I wanted the flowers to be placed. Once I knew where I wanted them, I began to glue them into place.  The card is complete.

For more inspiration just head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and check out what the other designers created!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone and welcome to my first post of 2017 with Heartfelt Creations!  This is a pretty long post because I have two cards to share with you this morning and the instructions as well.  So get you a cup of coffee and let's begin.  My first card is "Special Moments with You":


My second card is "Happy Birthday with Glitter":


Special Moments With You

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Found in Their Shop:
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamps
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Dies
HCDP1-273 Woodsy Wonderland Paper
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder
Designer Dries Clear Glue
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills

Other Supplies:  Metallic Cord, VersaMark Ink, Ranger Dusty Concord Distress Ink,
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Hot Glue Gun, dimensional tape

Instructions:
Watch this video https://youtu.be/rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

My card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. Stamp, emboss, cut out and color the flower petals.  Shape how you like and glue to make a rose. Add the prills to the centers and set aside to dry.   Tie fibers into a loopy bow and hot glue down.  Place the roses around the fiber and glue them into place.  Next I used the Designer Dries Clear Glue and outlined some of the lines on the paper and used the prills to add some interest.  I found a pretty oval piece in one of the card fronts and used the die to cut out.  I added prills to the flowers to add some dimension and interest and then I used dimensional tape to adhere to the front of the card.  

Happy Birthday With Glitter

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried in Their Shop:
HCDP1-273 Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Dies
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
#352854 Metal Tip for Glue Bottle
Crystal Art Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel

Other Supplies:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White Cardstock, Heart of Gold Prills, Dimensional Tape, VersaMark Ink

Instructions:  
Watch this video https://youtu.be/rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

My card is 6 X 6.  Make card base and choose one of the card fronts from the paper collection to cover.  Stamp, emboss and cut out flowers and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Apply the prills to the center of the flowers and set aside to dry. Fussy cut a butterfly out of the paper and add glitter to it and set aside to dry.  I also used glitter on the little animals at the bottom of the card. Arrange the flowers and the butterfly and glue them down.  Next I cut out the sentiment tag from the paper and used the dimensional tape to apply to the card front.  Your card is finished!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Good morning everyone.  I'm here to wish you a very Happy New Year from my house to yours!  Bella and I spent a nice quiet evening at home in front of the fireplace.   I'd also like to take a quick look back at some of my most favorite projects for 2016. Of course a photo of Bella is the beginning of my favorites!

















As you can see, I'm all about the flowers, birds, butterflies and of course Bella!
2016 was a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to 2017.  I can't wait to see what happens next!

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