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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ A Floral Delivery

Hi Friends,

Today I have a elegant card featuring the Floral Basket Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I have combined two beautiful die sets to create a lovely back drop for this bouquet using the Simply Classic Oval Frame and the Oval Filigree Die sets. I have also added a sweet note card as if this bouquet was just delivered from a florist shoppe. I am sure the recipient felt truly special receiving such a big basket of flowers.


 



Directions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 10 1/2” x 7 1/4” and score at 5 1/4” to create the card base. From the HCDP1-2146 Floral Basket Paper Collection cut a piece measuring 5 1/4” x 7 1/4” from sheet 8B and ink the edges with Paradise Teal Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Once inked attach to the card front. Now cut a piece from sheet 1B measuring 5 x 7” and adhere to the card front. Using the largest die from the HCD2-7426 Oval Filigree Frame Die set, cut one from white cardstock and one from Luxe Gold Cardstock and glue the white on top of the gold ,slightly offset to create a two tone effect. Adhere this layer to the card front. Using the 3rd and 4th largest dies from the HCD2-7382 Simply Classic Oval Frame die set cut a decorative oval piece of Luxe Gold Cardstock. Next using the same outer die along with the smaller oval die cut a solid piece of teal paper (sheet 8B) to layer beneath. Glue these two layers together and attach to the center of the card using 3D foam dots.

Stamp the basket and handle from the HCPC-31008 Wicker Basket Cling Stamp Set with Versa Color White ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp the large floral bouquet from the HCPC-31009 Basket Florals Cling Stamp Set 2x onto Copic X-Press It paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color one fully with Copic markers. Color the second one partially where the small coordinating die matches. Once colored die cut with the coordinating die set. Add dots of Dries Clear Glue to the small yellow filler flowers and sprinkle with Clementine Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter.

Glue to white basket to the center oval on the card base. Using Double Dots 3D Foam Circles add the flowers to the top of the basket then add the extra flowers on top using 3D foam dots leaving room for the tag to be tucked under. To make the tag simply use the HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents and cut the smallest tag from a pale blue scrap of paper and using a Black Artliner add little written lines to the tag. Then ink the edges using the Paradise Teal ink. Using 3D foam dots attach the tag upside down making it look like a note card sticking out of the top of the flower bouquet. Finish the inside of the card as desired.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Heartfelt Creations - Classic Blooms

Hi Friends,

Today I have my second card featuring the iconic Floral Basket Collection by Heartfelt Creations. You all are going to want this collection in your crafty stash for sure. These perfectly sized baskets are just amazingly fun to work with. Today I have made a shaped card using one of my favorite dies, the Fancy Classic Rectangle die. This die is perfect with its vines framing the beautiful basket of flowers. Lets take a look...




Directions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 1/4” x 8 1/4” and score at 1” along the 8 1/4” side to form a
1” flap. Using the largest die from the HCD2-7384 Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame die set cut this piece with the die slightly over the top fold line so that the score line is preserved. Now using the same die, cut 2x from white cardstock. Attach one to the flap to form a card base. Make sure the flap is to the inside of the card base so that it can be covered when finishing the inside of the card. Trim the top of the card to match along the top so it opens easily. Now to complete the card front simply attach the third cut piece to the front of the card which will make the top of the card look complete and will strengthen the card overall. Using that same die from the Fancy Classic Rectangle die set, cut a piece from HCDP1-2146 Floral Basket Paper Collection, sheet 7B. Using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers, Ink the edges using Paradise Teal Archival Ink and glue to the card front. Next using the second largest die from the same set cut 2 pieces, one from sheet 10B, and another from Luxe Gold Cardstock. Layer the green on top of the gold and offset a little to create a two tone look. Attach to the card front. Using the same die, cut a pink piece from HCDP1-2133 Floral Banners Collection Paper Pad, Sheet 12B. Insert the center section into the green and gold frame. Using the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval and Basics Large die set, cut one scallop oval from Luxe Gold Cardstock. Using HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval and Basics Small die set, cut a piece from sheet 2B of the Floral Basket Paper Collection. Layer these two ovals and attach to the card front using 3D foam dots.

Stamp the basket and handle from the HCPC-31008 Wicker Basket Cling Stamp Set with Versa Color White ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp the flowers from the HCPC-31010 Basket Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto Copic X-Press It Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic markers. Die cut with coordinating dies. Add dots of Dries Clear Glue to the small yellow filler flowers and sprinkle with Clementine Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter.

Glue to white basket to the center oval on the card front. Glue the underneath of the handle down to the background paper. Using 3D foam dots add the flowers to the top of the basket then glue down the front part of the handle on top of the flowers. Add a coordinating bow to the handle. Finish the inside of the card as desired.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Floral Basket Collection

 Hi Friends,

So excited to share this month's NEW RELEASE from Heartfelt Creations. This is the Floral Basket Collection and it is amazing to design with. It gives you so many options with two perfectly sized baskets for your different sized cards. Just imagine all the floral bouquets that will be in your future!!! Lets take a look at the first one I have made with the full collection.

 




 



Directions:

To create the 6 1/2” card base : Cut a piece of white card stock to 6 1/2” x 8 1/2: and score at 2” along the 8 1/2” side forming a 2” flap. Cut a second piece of white cardstock to 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” square and glue to the outside of the 2” flap so that the seam is inside of the 6 1/2” card base that is being created. Cut a 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” piece from sheet 7B of the HCDP1-2146 Floral Basket Paper Collection 2x and ink the edges of both pieces with HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers and Paradise Teal Archival Ink. Open the card base and with the seam of the card on the bottom inside, cover the seam with one of the inked panels. Attach the other to the card front. Next cut a Luxe Gold piece of cardstock to 6 1/4” x 6 1/4” and adhere to the card front. Then cut a piece of white cardstock to 6 1/8” x 6 1/8” and glue to the card front. Lastly cut a decorative 6’ x 6” panel from sheet 10A from the Floral Basket Paper Collection and add it to the card front. With HCD2-7424 Rectangle Filigree Frame Die cut  2 of the second largest frames, one from white cardstock and one from Luxe Gold Cardstock. Adhere the white on top of the gold using Dries Clear Adhesive slightly offsetting them to create a lovely two tone look. Then using the third largest die from this set cut a piece of patterned paper from sheet 7B and attach to the previously cut two dies with 3D foam dots. Glue this layered frame to the card base centered in the middle as shown.

Stamp the basket and handle from the HCPC-31008 Wicker Basket Cling Stamp Set with Versa Color White ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with an aqua colored embossing powder. Then die cut using the coordinating die set. Stamp all flower stems from the HCPC-31009 Basket Florals Cling Stamp Set and the HCPC-31010 Basket Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto Copic X-Press It Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic markers. Die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp HCD1-7193 Leafy Accents in Leaf Green Archival Ink onto white cardstock and color lightly with Vivid Chartreuse ink with a blending sponge then after die cutting with the coordinating die, darken the edges with Leaf Green ink. Lastly stamp the bow stamp from the Wicker Basket Cling Stamp set onto pink paper using Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Die cut and lightly darken the edges with the same ink. Add a gold gem to the bow for added detail.

To arrange the floral bouquet first glue down the basket along the bottom and sides only. Also glue down just the back part of the handle to hold it in place.  Slowly add the leaves and flowers one at a time until the basket is at the desired fullness. Use 3D foam dots and Dries Clear Glue for different varieties of depth. Once finished with the arrangement, glue down the front handle and attach bow to finish off the basket. Add Dries Clear Glue to the leaves and sprinkle with Crystal Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter. Finish the inside as desired. 

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie



Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Garden Oasis

 Hi Friends,

Today I have a sweet little card for you featuring a beautiful older collection from Heartfelt Creations but one I have never played with before. Can you believe that? I have collections I have never played with? So it is my goal going into the New Year to make sure I play with all my HFC sets!!! I am going to make a list of those I have not yet used and make sure I create with all of them. So here I am starting a bit early. This is the Cottage Garden Collection featuring the beautiful Hydrangea Florals.

 
 
Directions:
  
Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Using the blue striped paper from the HCDP1-2111 Cottage Garden Paper Collection, cut a piece measuring 5 x 7” Ink the edges using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers along with Periwinkle Archival Ink. Attach to the card front. Next using the HCD2-7424 Rectangle Filigree Frame Die, cut out 3 pieces from the largest die in this set. One from white card stock, one from Luxe Silver Cardstock, and one from a scene from the Cottage Garden Paper Pack. With Dries Clear Adhesive adhere together the white and silver outer die cuts together, slightly offsetting them to form a two layer frame. Glue the frame to the card front. From the patterned paper die cut, discard the outer layer and use the center scene to glue into the frame on the card front as shown.

Stamp the smallest flower 4x from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set with Periwinkle ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color the centers with Periwinkle and the petals with a light touch of Deep Purple Archival Ink. Then after die cutting with the coordinating die, deepen the edges with Periwinkle ink. Shape using the coordinating 3D Mold. Next stamp the branch without swirls from the HCD1-7193 Leafy Accents 2x with Leaf Green Archival Ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Lightly color with Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink. After die cutting with the coordinating dies, darken the edges with Leaf Green ink before shaping with the coordinating 3D Shaping Molds. To finish the Hydrangeas simply add a single HCS1-457-1 Pastel Pearl Stamen - Small in white. Top Tip: Cut thread stamen in half and thread threw just one single side and adhere with a glue gun on the reverse side for the simple single stamen look.

To complete the card simply arrange the leafy accents in the best way to frame the scene that was chosen from the paper pack, any scene can be used. Then attach the individual hydrangea blooms (with a glue gun) one at a time over the leafy accents clustered close together until the desired look is achieved. For the inside of this card the second largest die from the Rectangle Filigree Frame Die set was used which completed the card perfectly. 


  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


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