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!

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