Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Release Day: Sunrise Lily!

Hi Friends!

Oh you are so going to love this new collection!!  So elegant, gorgeous and easy to create with! It's perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, and all things Spring! 
"Rich and regal in appearance, along with a divine fragrant beauty and ornamental trumpet shaped blossom makes the lily flower a well known garden variety and a sure sign that spring has sprung.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to prepare to welcome the season of new beginnings, fresh starts and the bursting forth of nature with the new Sunrise Lily Collection. As the title of this assemblage suggests, it is filled with the romantic hues of a beautiful sunrise or sunset...glorious shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows  which also reflect the stunning color palette of the lily blossoms as they appear in the gardens themselves. Ravishing shades of greens, creams and whites bring a crispness and a breath of fresh air just as the spring season itself. Patterned papers reveal regal ornamental iron like scroll work, dainty lace elements and lovely vintage like floral details.  Beautiful imagery of lily filled vases, pretty flower adorned garden hats and luscious floral bouquets grace varying sized card panels, scrapbook layouts and embellishment tags, and are replicated in five sets of delicately detailed stamp illustrations.  The crowning glory to the collection itself is the dimensional lily flower that will add a touch of reality to each of your springtime creations.  So, chase away those winter blues brought on by old man winter, combat spring fever by filling your creative space with a touch of splendor as you begin creating with the Sunrise Lily Collection for the upcoming spring and Easter season."

A new feature to the paper collection with this release is that there are many images on the patterned papers that are sized perfectly to be cut out with the dies that are releasing with it!  So now the same dies that cut out your stamped images, will also die cut many of the pre-colored images from the paper collection.  I LOVE this concept!!  So when you really want quick, easy and still-original hand-made cards, you can opt to die cut the already-colored images instead of stamping and coloring them yourself!


 So, as an example... :)

I made my card by simply choosing a card panel that I liked from the paper collection that featured a bouquet of lilies.  I then found some beautifully colored, matching bouquet images from the same paper collection and used the coordinating die to die cut them out.  

I die cut two of the bouquets, gently shaped the back side of them to add some dimension, then layered them onto the like-image of the panel with foam tape.


On the card panel I chose, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment available in the collection in Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I cut my rubber stamp between the words "Happy" and "Birthday" so I could stamp the words in a stacked design instead of side by side. 

Finally, just to add a little more interest, I die cut and shaped a couple of stamens from brown cardstock and adhered them to the centers of the pre-colored flowers on the bottom of the card panel. 

I embellished the lilies with glitter and dotted the white space with rhinestones for balance. 

Please take a moment to pop over and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!!  There's also a video posted today introducing the new collection.  I know you're going to love it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!

 Anne

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Flipping Owls!

 Hi Friends,

Can't help but have fun with the adorb "Sugar Hollow" collection!  For my project this week I used one of the Flip Fold Inserts that Heartfelt Creations now carries and it could not have been easier to make a fun tag-holder wallet card!

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I started with the Flip Fold piece from the HCFP1-433-1 package in black.  I covered all the sides with patterned paper from the coordinating Sugar Hollow Paper Collection.  Before gluing down the patterned paper on the inside panel and flap, I added magnets so that the flap would stay closed when folded.  It gives the card a nice and fun finish!







Next I die cut circle pieces from black cardstock and images from the paper collection to add to the flap closure.  On the front side of the circle, I stamped the round sentiment that says "Who's Thinking of You"

I made a custom tag by tracing the depth and width of the pocket area onto more of the patterned paper and covered the tag with the image of little owls from the paper collection.  Then I stamped the "I am" above all their heads.

I stamped one of the owls from the "Bungalow" cling stamp set and colored it in with Copic Markers, then die cut it out with the coordinating die.  I stamped and die cut some small flowers and leaves from the Birds and Bloom collection to add to the card and just finished by decorating with pink rhinestones.

Yep, it was that easy!!  I didn't spend any time at all measuring and scoring and trying to figure out how to make the interactive element of the card work!  It's magic and so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a blessed week!!
Anne

Thursday, January 21, 2016

We're Owl Here for You!


Hi Friends!

Cuteness abounds with the new Sugar Hollow Collection, don't you think?  If you haven't had a chance, check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what I'm talking about!  You can't help but smile!



I made this window card by stamping the image of all the owls in the tree onto white cardstock and colored them in with Copic Markers.  I then die cut my colored image along with one of the printed owls found in the amazing coordinating paper collection and adhered it to a 6"x6" background.  Next I used a Cut Mat Create die to cut away the center of one of the card panels from the paper collection and popped it up using foam tape squares.









My sentiment came from a tag in the paper collection and I just tucked it under the wing of the owl! So much fun and endless ways you can use these cute little owls on your projects!!







Take a peek at the HC Blog for more ideas and lots of smiles!!  Complete measurements and instructions for my card are found on this week's post!

Blessing everyone!
Anne

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Brand New Sugar Hollow Collection!

 
Hi Friends!

It's always the most fun time of the month when I get to introduce another brand new collection from Heartfelt Creations!  This one will bring a smile to everyone's face!  Come check out the "Sugar Hollow Collection"!
 
"Heartfelt Creations invites you to enter the sweet and magical world of Sugar Hollow! Make the acquaintances of an adorable family of wide eyed and lovable owls who inhabit the beautiful and enchanting forest like surroundings. Each of these darling and delightful feathered friends comes with their own special personality and they are sure to find a soft spot in your heart! The sugary sweet color palette in this collection lends itself to adding a bounce to your step and and a happiness to your heart as you create with cotton candy like pinks, ribbon candy stripes, peppermint greens as well as several shades of confectionary grape lollipop like hues.  A whimsical assortment of beautifully illustrated stamps showcase images of ornamental bird houses, lovely trees and a wide selection of owl images which can be used to design for a wide variety of occasions. The fun and witty sentiments included add a playful charm making this a collection that will appeal to crafters of all ages.  Whether you wish to remind a friend or loved one how special they are and that you think they are "a hoot", or send an any occasion card just because "It's Owl Good", this sweet and light hearted collection is sure to brighten someones day and bring a smile to their face!"

 

To make my card, I followed a tutorial I found on Pinterest - there are several different versions out there and I chose to do one that uses extra "tabs" to anchor the interactive section to the inside.  Some tutorials will have you cut away your panel to anchor it, both work equally well I think.








My step by step instructions with measurements can be found on today's Heartfelt Creations blog post (look for photos of my card!).










 
Don't forget to pop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see much more of the collection on display!!  Emma Lou's video introducing the collection is a great resource of inspiration as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!!

Anne

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Coffee and You!

 
Hello Friends!

There's definitely a chill in the air here in Texas this week!  After 70+ degrees for the Christmas week, this cold air kind of feels right, ya know?





My card for the week features a cup of warm goodness made from the Coffee Talk Collection.  I stamped the large mug onto some of the blue patterned paper from the coordinating paper collection.  I then sponged on some blue Broken China Distress ink to create some dimension on the mug, then added sparkle with Cinnamon Stickles on the swirls.  
The beads around the mug are actually quite dimensional, although I wasn't able to capture it in my photo.  I used Viva Decor Glass Effects Pen on each "bead" around the mug and the height of each drop remains exactly as applied, it's very cool!






The little spoon is another stamp from the same collection that I stamped onto aluminum pie tin material and die cut with the coordinating die.  This is a fun way to add texture and some contrasting elements to your projects - the tin die cuts perfectly without any problems.

Hope you're all staying warm and getting some holiday-recovery time!  Until "next year", have a wonderful, blessed week!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Anne