My Best Friend...

Hello and Welcome!  Happy Wednesday!
How are you doing this morning, afternoon or evening depending on where you're visiting from!
I can't believe that December is coming up so quickly!
Are you ready?  Have you started or finished your Christmas shopping?  Have you started decorating or is that still on your "to do" list?  I sure have found a need lately to add more hours to my day...if only it was a possibility!  LOL

Well, as you all know it's a Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I'm back this week with another project with the Pampered Pooch Collection...oh this is fast becoming one of my favorites!  It's just too cute!

Here's my project for this week...


I've trimmed down one of the premade card panels to create a little scene!  I love the image of this pampered pooch in the bath...a task I'm so happy I don't have to do with our pampered pooch...he's an outdoor farm dog so he looks after bathing in the dug out in summer when he feels like it!  LOL

I've colored the stamped image with my Copic Ciao markers, and have done some die cutting with some circular Spellbinders dies to create a spot for the sentiment.  Don't you  just love those dirty paw prints around the sentiment!  I've added some happy daisies with prill centers as a finishing touch along with some Glossy Accents on the bubbles in and around the bathtub as well as on the puppy's nose.  A touch of glitter and the project was complete!  I've created a bunch of dimension by popping up the layers using pop dots.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project share!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog as well to see the other projects created by the rest of the team...there's a wonderful array of different collections being showcased there today along side the Pampered Pooch Collection!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCDP1-272
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Pampered Pooch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3762
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Glue Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy, TSMP701
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800

Other Products Used:  BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, Memento Dandelion Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive tape runner, Copic Ciao Markers R29, RV10, W-5, W-3, C-3, BV23, E57, Y06, B93, YG63, Y17,Y06, Stickles - Diamond, sponge dauber, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Dies, pop dots, Glossy Accents

Watch this video to see how to create the Delightful Daisy flowers.

Create 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Locate the denim blue background paper as shown, trim slightly smaller than card base.  Ink all edges using a light brown colored ink.  Adhere to card base.  Locate the square fence scene card panel within the collection, trim slightly smaller than blue background mat, ink all edges using a light brown color ink and then die cut circle window using the second largest Spellbinders die as shown.  Adhere panel to card base using 3D pop dots.  Take leftover circle die cut that you just removed from the card panel, and die cut using the die the next size down.  Using the green side, ink all around the edge using a light brown color.  Using a black ink, stamp the first two words of the sentiment onto the circle die cut, wipe stamp clean and then finish stamping rest of sentiment. Stamp dog prints onto sentiment piece using a brown ink and adhere to card.  Using black ink and white card stock, stamp one inking of the puppy in tub image and one inking of both the daisies and each size daisy leaf.  Color puppy image using markers.  Shape slightly using flower shaping tools and adhere to card as shown using pop dots.  Using a sponge dauber, apply yellow ink to flower centers and  green ink to the leaves. Die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers and leaves using flower shaping tools.  Assemble one large double daisy and two small double daisies.  Adhere to card as shown.  Trim leaves in half and apply around flowers as needed.  Apply Glossy Accents to bubbles in tub and to puppy's nose.  Add Stickles to tips of daisy petals.    

Black Friday Blog Hop with Heartfelt Creations...

Hello Everyone!
I'm so glad you're here!
I hope you've been enjoying the Heartfelt Creations blog hop...we were so excited to create our projects and put it all together for you!
You should have arrived here from Martine's blog...if by chance you've lost your place along the way, be sure to check out the blog hop list below!

For my project I decided to go with a Christmas theme and chose to use last year's Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!  I thought the foldout card design would look fabulous on a fireplace mantle done in more traditional Christmas colors!

I opted to use the 4.25" x 5.5" black card base for my creation.  I thought it would look stunning paired up with the deep reds, cozy creams and bright whites in the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!
You'll have to let me know what you think!

Here's how my project turned out...


I'll give you a few more pictures so you can get a good peek at the card opened a variety of ways!

...here's a pic of the first tier...


...opening the first tier allows you to see how the backside has been decorated as well as how the second tier has been designed...


...and as we continue folding the card out...

...you can see that I've done some stamping with some of the cling stamps found within the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection and have also used a premade card panel for the inside of the card where one would write the sentiment...


...here's a closer look at how the back panel of the card has been finished...

...you can see I have done quite a bit of glittering on this card, as well as as some flocking to give the poinsettias the feel of having been snowed on...


...and here is a peek at the card fully opened but from the back of the card...


Of course you will have noticed that I used one of the new decorative border dies to add some fancy edging to my creation!  It adds such visual appeal and elegance...don't you think?
I do hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!

Well, it's that time in the post where we take care of a few housekeeping things so you are aware of what is happening in the blog hop!

The blog hop begins Wednesday, November 23/16 at 00:01am EST, and will conclude on Monday, November 28 at 11:59pm EST.  Blog and winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the lucky winner will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, as well as the Heartfelt Creations Face Book page on Wednesday, November 30/16!

There is a fabulous prize package being offered...



It includes the following...

1x Delicate Border Basic Die
1 x Classic Border Basics Die
1 x Fleur Border Basics Die
1 x Elegant Border Basics Die
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Kraft

Wow!  How awesome is that!
So be sure to comment on all of the blogs included in the hop to be entered to win!
Good Luck to you all!

And lastly, here's the blog hop list as you continue on you way...
 Tracey Fehr - You Are Here!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection, HCDP1-256
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3681
Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3682
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Black Fold Out Cards (4.25"x5.5"), HCCF1-443-1
Elegant Border Basics Die, HCD1-7121
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk,TSMP301
Designer Dries Clear Glue,  159723
Designer Dries White Glue, 159951
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot manual die cutting machine, white card stock, black card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Stickles - Champagne, Glitter Ritz - Cool, sponge dauber, paper trimmer, scissors, flock

Watch this video to see how to create the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Using the edging dies from the Fleur Border Basics die, cut out the pieces of decorative card stock for all sides of the card.  Ink all edges of each piece using a brown colored ink, stamp poinsettia and circular sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection onto panels that need a touch of decorating. Adhere to card.  Cut back mat for back card panel from decorative paper as well as a poinsettia illustration panel from paper pack.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to back page of card.   Trim out decorative poinsettia strip, ink all edges with a brown colored ink.  Using the decorative border dies in the Elegant Border Basics Dies, cut out decorative accents for each card tier from black card stock and apply to card base.  Now apply decorative paper matting to all card tiers making sure you have covered front and back of each tier except the backside of the card.  Adhere poinsettia decorative trim strip as shown.  Trim out sentiment from paper collection, ink all edges with brown ink and adhere to second panel as shown.  Trim out candle image from decorative paper sheet and adhere to card above sentiment.   Stamp four inkings of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, and two inkings of the leaves from the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using sponge daubers, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers and leaves using deluxe flower shaping kit. Create one large and two small double poinsettias for the front bottom portion of the card, one small double poinsettia for second card tier, one mid sized double poinsettia for third tier and one large and two small double poinsettias for the last card panel.  Adhere to all flowers to card as shown.  Adhere leaves to front and last panel floral clusters.  Next trim out Merry & Bright sentiment and snip into end to create a flag banner.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink, shape slightly and adhere to card as shown. Using a dries clear adhesive and a fine metal glue tip, apply transparent glitter to all veining on flowers and leaves.  Apply Stickles to poinsettia centers as well as preprinted poinsettia images on decorative papers.  Allow to dry, then add dries white glue and flocking to poinsettia petals to mimic snow.    

Doggone...I Missed Your Birthday...

A warm welcome to you...I'm so glad you're here!
I cannot believe it's November...and here in Manitoba, Canada as I sit here and type this we are experiencing 18 degree Celsius weather...it's like spring when we're usually gearing up for bitter cold!
But hey, I'll take it...it's not often you can wear your flip flops here in November!

As you probably already know, today is new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations...and we are so pleased to bring to you the adorable Pampered Pooch Collection!
Do you have a special fur baby that you share your life with?
Well, this newest collection is ideal for documenting life with that special canine!
But don't wait too long to head on over to the online store for your purchase...because I have a feeling this collection is gonna go fast!

Here's a little more about the collection...

There’s nothing better than sharing time with your four legged fur baby, soaking in the adoration found in their bright eyes, the love displayed through their wagging tails and those endless supplies of slobbery kisses!  Whether you’re enjoying the antics of a young energy filled and mischievous puppy, or the relaxed and laid back company of an older furry friend, you are sure to fall in love with the new Pampered Pooch Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  This newest paper collection is filled with adorable fun loving illustrations of heartwarming pooches, their favorite treats, and pretty floral touches all set against beautiful shades of denim blues, grassy greens, chocolate browns and crisp creams.  The four captivating cling stamp sets include charming illustrations of man’s best friends at play, sitting pretty and even causing just a slight paw-full of trouble.  These adorable images have been coupled with a multitude of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions and are ideal for the young and the young at heart!  Cute dimensional pooch themed embellishments such as doggie bone shaped treats, paw prints, collars and of course a collection of fun loving furry friends themselves are easy to achieve when pairing the coordinating cling stamps and die combinations. So relax, get creative and celebrate great memories of canine friends both past and present, create a little something special for that puppy adoring friend who’s going through a “ruff” time, or simply lay back and bask in the joy of life as our wet nosed, fur covered friends do as we share with you the Pampered Pooch Collection…drool not included! 

I have been wanting to try my hand at a box card for a long time...the die had been sitting in my craft room and had been unused.  So, I decided this adorable release would be perfect to give it a try!

Here's how my project came out...


I loved this sentiment when I first saw it and thought perhaps a forgotten birthday would be forgiven by presenting such a cute package!

I've colored the images with my Copic Ciao markers, and for the floral accents I've used the Delightful Daisies from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  The box card itself is a Spellbinders die that cuts all the pieces you need to assemble the card base.  I've included the full instructions for this project below if you would like to replicate the project. 

Here's a closer peek at the card from a different angle...


And just in case you missed it on Facebook...many of the design team have their very own pampered pooches...and Liz, our social media guru thought it would be fun to share them with you!

Let me introduce you to Thunder...our very own pampered pooch!


Thunder is our "farm" dog...he patrols the property and makes sure that all is right in our little part of the world!  He enjoys long walks without a leash (put one on and he sits right down and will not budge), exercising the cats (sometimes they walk nicely together...at other times he has them jogging), howling with the coyotes at night (until they get to close then he sends them on their way), and he absolutely loves gardening!  (That's right...he tramples down all of the stalks to reap the corn on the cob and eats it, he picks cucumbers and feasts on them all day long...oh and pumpkins, yum yum!)  Oh...and we cannot forget to mention that he is terrified of his namesake...you'll catch Thunder watching the skies for any hint of rain or lightning...and when the thunder rolls...so does Thunder...right onto our front deck trying to get the house door open to let someone know he would like to be let into the garage to wait out the storm!  Lastly, Thunder hates being photographed!  He can be sitting beautifully with the kids and I try to sneak out and take a picture and he's up and running as fast as he sees the camera...and when I do get to snap a pic of him...he firmly believes he must have his tongue sticking out...must be his version of a cheesy grin!  LOL  He's one of a kind...but we love him!

Well, that's it for me today!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other stunning projects the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration and viewing pleasure!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCDP1-272
Pampered Pooch Pals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3759
Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3760
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Pampered Pooch Pals Die, HCD1-7115
Paw-fect Pooches Die, HCD1-7116
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy

Other Products Used:  BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, Spellbinders Scalloped Box Pop Up Card Die, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, Memento Dandelion Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive tape runner, Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, Y17, E37, E29, 100, R32, R29, G05, Stickles - Diamond, sponge dauber

Die cut all pieces from Spellbinders Box Card Die using manual die cutting machine and white card stock.  Assemble using a strong adhesive.  Ink all edges of the box card using a light brown ink. Cut a piece of white card stock to cover full back of card for personal message and to enable it to stand up securely.  Trim bottom panels for box card from striped patterned paper and adhere to three sides of bottom portion, leaving reinforced back as is.  Trim out two side panels using dog treat themed patterned paper and apply to opposite sides of card.  Trim out one side panel for front of card using dog paw print patterned paper, as well as one longer piece to mat back wall of inside card.  Trim a blue patterned paper with puppy face to mat onto front of card panel, and a longer piece of matting again with a puppy image for the inside panel of the back wall of card.  Stamp one puppy face, one shamed puppy image, and two large treats onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Stamp sentiments onto treats.  Shape all elements using your flower shaping tools and adhere to card as shown.  (To achieve layered look, attach strips of paper varying in length to images and adhere them to the various sections inside the card.)  Stamp two inkings of the daisies and one inking of leaves onto white card stock using grey ink.  Color using sponge dauber and yellow ink for flowers and a mix of green inks for leaves.  Cut using coordinating dies.  Layer some flowers as double blossoms and leave some as singles.  Adhere to box card to fill in empty areas.  Adhere leaves to floral cluster as shown.  Trim sentiment strip for front panel of card from paper collection and adhere to card front.  Apply Diamond Stickles to flower centers and petal tips as well as printed images on front of card and inside back panel. 

Heartfelt Creations and Creative Embellishments...

Welcome Everyone!
It seems like such a long time since we've visited!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and this week we're also featuring some of the lovely elements from Creative Embellishments!  I've chosen to use a decorative frame on my creation today along with the Blushing Rose Collection.

Here's my project for this week...


I chose to use one of the flip fold album inserts to create quite a substantial card!
I'll post a few pictures along the way so you can see how the whole thing folds out and what it looks like completely opened!

As I mentioned, I've used the Blushing Rose Collection, as well as the rose stamp and die from the Classic Rose Collection.  As I decided which decorative paper to use, I decided that the blue and purple combination would make a soothing Sympathy card. 

Let's take a look at how the card flips open...


The image on the side smaller side panel is a stamped and die cut image from the Blushing Rose Collection that I've colored and added onto the panel.  The other rose images have been fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.

Let's flip the card open even further...


Here you can see I've matted the center of the card using the same patterned paper I've used on the card front!

And here's a full look at the card totally extended...


The panel on the far left has had all of the roses along the bottom and upper corner fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper as well.  The two stemmed roses have been stamped and die cut from the Blushing Rose Collection. 

Lastly, here's a close up of the flower cluster on the front of the card...


I've painted and antiqued the chipboard from Creative Embellishments and since I wanted it to be a main focal point on the card I've kept the flower cluster fairly simple starting with a base of foliage, a stamped rose and buds which I've colored blue, shaped and adhered on top of the leaves.  I've then stamped, colored and shaped several small purple flowers that I've shaped to look more like a wild rose. 

A touch of sparkle to the flower cluster as well as a few of the preprinted roses on the paper both on the inside and outside of the card and it was complete!

I've included the full instructions for creating this card down below, and enough photos here for you to reference should you like to try to recreate this yourself. 

Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the rest of the wonderful projects the team have created using the items they incorporated from Creative Embellishments as well.  Always such a diverse collection of projects for every taste and style!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-271
Encourage You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3758
Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3756
Blushing Rose Stem Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3755
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Sympathy Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3377
Blushing Rose Swirls Die, HCD1-7114
Blushing Rose Stem Die, HCD1-7113
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - White, HCFP1-434-2
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender, TSMP504
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter, 741

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors, white card stock, Versafine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Creative Embellishments Fancy Oval Chipboard Frame Set, paint - yellow, blue, Inka Gold Paint, Copic Ciao Markers - G85, G94, B00, B01, water, mist bottle, sponge dauber, adhesive tape

Locate flipfold insert from package B.  Cut off smallest fold portion.  Trim out card front and center matting pieces using decorative paper as shown.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to card front and center.  Locate teal colored patterned paper and trim to use as matting for the three remaining inside flips and folds.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to card as shown.  Locate weathered board with blue roses patterned paper, taking decorative chipboard frame trace out the portion of roses and open space you wish to use on front of card.  Cut using scissors, stamp sentiment onto focal image piece using black ink and set aside frame and backing.  Trim out weathered board patterned paper to mat over teal matting as shown.  Ink all edges with a brown ink and adhere to card base.  Fussy cut blue roses from remaining pieces of patterned paper, ink all edges with a brown ink and adhere to card to the various sections as shown.  Cut a strip of patterned paper with purple roses and stripes as used on the inside and front cover of card, ink all edges with a brown ink, and adhere to the side of the first flip fold opposite the main inside portion of the card.  Stamp inside sentiment using black ink. Paint chipboard frame starting with a yellow base.  Allow to dry and add a thin layer of blue paint overtop yellow base coat.  Allow to dry and then apply a thin layer of Inka Gold using your fingertip to areas you wish to antique on the frame. Stamp one inking using black ink of each of the rose stems, two of the rose leaves illustration, as well as two of the rose swirls images onto white card stock.  Color using markers, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Ink all edges with a light brown colored ink.  Adhere one of the rose swirl images onto flip fold where you have applied the rose striped paper and the two stemmed roses to the inside flip fold opposite the inside sentiment.  Adhere frame to card as shown. Shape cascading leaves, along with the second rose swirls die cut using your flower shaping tools and a spritz of water.  Adhere to side of frame as shown.  Next stamp two inkings of the mid sized flower petals from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Apply a light purple ink to all flower petals and then die cut using coordinating die.  Using your flower shaping tools and a spritz of water, shape flower petals and assemble into three flowers with three layers of petals each.  Adhere to floral cluster on frame as shown.  Using a dries clear adhesive, fine metal tip and transparent glitter, apply glitter to rose petal as well as onto preprinted rose patterns on decorative paper both on card front and inside.              

You're Invited to Tea...

Hello!
It's so nice to see you again!
Grab yourself a nice warm tea, get comfy in your favorite chair and stay awhile!

Today is new release day over with us at Heartfelt Creations...we're sharing with you the brand new "Blushing Rose" Collection and it is absolutely stunning!

Here's a little more about it...

 Imagine a pristinely decorated, old fashioned parlor filled with charming antiques, vintage wallpaper and the finest assembling of handsome rose patterned china offering up delectable treats and deliciously fragrant tea!  Amidst the refreshments, and scattered throughout the quarters you are drawn to lavish rose bouquets in every color imaginable, plucked from the pristine rose garden just outside the elegantly draped garden doors. As you glance around it is clear that this exquisite sitting room has been adorned for a very special occasion!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to sit, relax and indulge as they unveil the new Blushing Rose Collection!  Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms.  Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs.  The delicate, illustrations of rose clusters and single stemmed roses found within the cling stamp sets will bring back memories of the ravishing patterns on Grandma’s finest tableware that were kept behind glass and only made an appearance for the grandest of occasions.  Paired together with the coordinating stamps, the ornate dies in this collection will allow you to create enamoring rose motif die cuts perfect for all of your paper crafting needs.  A large focal background stamp, along with a full assembling of all occasion sentiments are the perfect window dressings to complete your soft and romantic vintage style rose themed creations. We invite you to enjoy the finest in paper crafting as we present the Blushing Rose Collection!


As you can tell by the release notes, this collection reminded me of grandly decorated parlours and rose themed patterned china!  So...it should only go without saying that I have created a project that I felt totally went with the theme!

Are you ready to join me for some tea?



Allow me to walk you through a few images that show you each of these project individually.
Let's start with the adorable miniature tea pot!


I thought that the beautiful rose filled paper was the perfect base for a china like looking tea pot!
I've added some Inka Gold to the edges of the project to give it a vintage shimmer, and I've also inked all of the edges with a soft brown color as well.  I thought the pearl on the top was just the icing on the cake!

I've crated a small rose cluster with some of the stamped images in the collection, as well as a dimensional hand shaped rose.  I've also incorporated some chipboard foliage from Creative Embellishments into the floral cluster.  I've painted it with Inka Gold so it too had a gold vintage feeling.

Here's a closer peek at the rose cluster...


Of course we couldn't enjoy tea together if we didn't have a cup and saucer...


I've applied the same inking with the brown colored ink and the Inka Gold finishing so it matched the tea pot.  I've created another dimensional rose along with some leaf foliage and adhered it to the base of the cup.  I've added some Creative Embellishments chipboard into this design as well.

I had so much fun creating this little set!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing it and have been inspired to give an altered art piece a try yourself!

There are also many more ravishing Blushing Rose Collection projects up on the Heartfelt Creations blog!  Do be sure to stop by for a visit and leave some love for all of the designers.

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCPD1-271
Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3756
Blushing Rose Swirls Die, HCD1-7114 
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Zip Dry Paper Glue, 273900
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, BigShot manual die cutting machine, Chameleon Markers - Olive Green, Purple Grape, Mauve, Lavender, Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Flourish 10, large white pearl, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Viva Inka Gold, water, spritz bottle, gold embossing powder, heat tool, VersaMark ink, SVG Hut Tea Set Cut File

Watch this video to learn how to create dimensional roses with the Classic Rose Collection.

Tea Pot - Using white card stock, electronic die cutting machine and SVG cut file, cut base of teapot.  Adhere together using a strong paper glue.  Using your choice of patterned paper, die cut decorative paper pieces for tea pot and adhere using a strong paper glue as per instructions accompanying cut file purchase.  Once adhesive is dry, using a light brown color, ink all seams of tea pot and lid.  Then using your finger tip, apply a light touch of Inka Gold over the same areas to achieve an antiqued vintage look resembling that on older fine china.  Stamp the rose and bud flower cluster from the Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaMark ink, apply gold embossing powder and set with heat tool.  Color using Chameleon Markers. Cut using coordinating die.  Shape slightly using flower shaping kit and adhere to tea pot as shown.  Stamp one inking of the middle sized rose flower images, as well as the leaf image from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp set and once again heat emboss using gold embossing powder.  Color using Chameleon Markers and die cut using coordinating die. Using a spritz of water to the backside of each flower piece, shape using your deluxe flower shaping tool kit and assemble to make one rose. Shape leaves as well.  Adhere flower over top stamped flower image already adhered to tea pot.  Cut a few pieces of vine from chipboard, paint with Inka Gold and adhere to floral cluster.  Snip leaf and tendril die cut into two, shape and use to fill in areas needing a little more foliage.  Add a touch of Inka Gold to white pearl and adhere to top of tea pot.

Cup and Saucer - follow same steps as used above only using cup and saucer cutting file.  Stamp, emboss, color and die cut petal pieces for one small rose and foliage.  Shape and adhere to cup and saucer set.  Apply same inking and chipboard treatments you have used on tea pot.  
 

Dancing With Roses...

Hello and Welcome!
I cannot believe that it is Wednesday once again!

This is the last week of sharing the Classic Rose Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Next week we begin showcasing the gorgeous Blushing Rose Collection.  If you have not seen the sneak peeks yet, you can find those here.  

I decided to to create a pair of ballet slipper from a cutting file I had purchased from SVG Cuts!  After all...what goes together better than roses and ballet slippers!  LOL

These paper ballet slippers are the perfect size to create adorable ornaments...imagine these on your Christmas tree!  Even trade up the roses for tiny poinsettias....adorable!!!!

Here's a look at how the project turned out...


I love how these turned out!
The soft pink patterned paper in the paper collection was perfect to create the slippers...and the gorgeous purple hued pattern on the double sided sheet makes the insides pretty as well!  
I decided to go with purple roses to match the inside of the ballet shoes.  

Here's a closer look at the roses...


On this project I've added no sparkle or shine.  I thought it was soft and beautiful just the way it was.

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet!
Be sure to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the rest of the design team have been up to...such a creative bunch!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-270
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad-Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad-Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad-Elderberry, TSMP507
Memento Dye Ink Pad-Sweet Plum, TSMP506
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tips for Adhesive Bottle, 352854
Zip Dry Paper Glue, 273900

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, Silhouette Cameo Electronic die cutting machine, SVG Cuts Claras Christmas Eve SVG Cutting Files, sponge daubers, white card stock, lavender seam binding

Watch this video to learn how to create dimensional roses with the Classic Rose Collection.

Using the Classic Rose Paper Collection and SVG files, cut out all pieces for ballet slippers using electronic die cutting machine.  Assemble using a strong paper glue.  Adhere seam binding to slippers as shown, allowing enough extra ribbon to tie a bow.  Stamp several inkings of the midsized rose petals, as well as the smallest rose petals from the Classic Rose Collection onto white card stock using a dark purple ink.  Apply lighter purple color to petals using sponge dauber.  Die cut using coordinating dies, and then add a darker purple color to each of the edges of each petal.  Shape petals and assemble two medium sized roses and one smaller rose. Stamp two inkings of the leaves from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using a dark green ink.  Apply a lighter green color to leaves and then die cut using coordinating die.  Apply a dark green ink to the edges of all the leaves using a sponge dauber. Shape and then adhere to toes of ballet slippers.  Adhere roses atop of greenery.  Stamp and color the foliage cling stamp set image from the Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set using the same technique you used for the other greenery.  Shape, and then trim apart to fill in areas needing some extra filling around roses. 

Clean and Simple Classic Roses...

Welcome!
I'm so glad you've taken time out of your busy day to visit here today!

I have something a little bit different to share with you...it's a clean and simple design...the type I  usually shy away from...but the larger rose image in the Classic Rose Collection by Heartfelt Creations just deserved to be showcased in a simple fashion where all eyes are drawn to it!
   Add the fact that we're blog hopping this month with Chameleon Markers, and I knew I would just do some coloring and create a very simple Sympathy Card.  

Here's how the project turned out...


I've done some dimensional matting, as well as a touch of dry embossing on the white background paper.  A few sequins and the creation was complete!

Here's a closer look at that gorgeous rose image...


It has been a pure treat pulling out my Chameleon Markers again!  I had not played with them much until it was announced that we would be doing a collaborative hop with Chameleon Markers!  It takes a little to get the hang of these markers, but just as with flower shaping...practice practice and practice will get you there!
My coloring is not as perfect as I would like it to be...but it will get there!

Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to get all of the details on the giveaways and qualifications to be eligible for the prizes being offered by Heartfelt Creations and Chameleon Markers.  While you're there, be sure to take in the other amazing creations the rest of the design team have created for your inspirations!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3754
Sympathy Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3377
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  black card stock, white card stock, embossing folder (design unknown), paper trimmer, dimensional foam tape, Chameleon Markers - Crimson Red, Olive Grove, Sky Blue, silver sequins, BigShot die cutting machine, scissors, ATG gun, VersaFine Black Ink

Create a 5"x7" card base using white card stock.  Trim a piece of black card stock just slightly smaller than card base and adhere to card front.  Emboss a white piece of card stock slightly smaller than the black mat and dry emboss using embossing folder and manual die cutting machine.  Adhere to card front using dimensional foam tape.  Stamp rose image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using Chameleon Markers.  Stamp sentiment under image using black ink.  Trim image down to desired size and mat onto black card stock slightly larger than the image panel.  Using dimensional foam tape adhere to card front.  Using dries clear adhesive, adhere silver sequins to card as shown. 

It's a Beautiful Life with You...

Can you believe that September is already half gone?
The kids have been in school for a few weeks now, and routine is starting to set in at our house.  
The leaves are turning beautiful shades of yellows, reds and browns and you can just feel that fall is in the air!

Today is Wednesday, so if you've been following me for awhile, you know that means it's a Heartfelt Creations share!

Last week the new Classic Rose Collection was released!  Have you gotten yours already?
It's a beautiful flower and with so many different petal sizes, you can create any size rose you're needing for those special projects.  

Here's my project share for this week...
(My apologies for the poor color in this photo...it's been raining again and I just couldn't catch a break with some sun!)


I've kept the project quite simple this week...a bunch of layered and dimensional matting creates an effective card base giving the creation some extra pizzaz!  I've colored up some of the stamped images used here using Chameleon Markers...we're participating in a month long blog hop in September...there are some great prizes to be won!


Join in the fun and learn some great coloring techniques! Chameleon Markers is offering a chance to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens and we are giving everyone the chance to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate when you leave a comment on the blog and join our creative community on Facebook.

Now, back to more details of my creation...

I've inked the petals on the dimensional rose before shaping with several shades of orange to give the preprinted peach florals on the card front and background a little pop!
I've added some pearls to give the card a soft and romantic touch...and voila...it's complete!
A card that can come together quickly and yet has some stunning dimension and visuals to it!
(You can find the full instructions to creating this project below.)

...and here's a close up of the dimensional rose nestled among the pretty vines...


Did you know...that not only are there a ton more stunning projects posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog created by the uber talented design team...but you can also print off the full instructions to each and every project making recreating any of these cards, layouts or altered art pieces easy!
Be sure to stop by and check it out today!

Well, that's my sharing for this week!
Thanks for visiting...I so appreciate spending time with you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3754 Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCD1-7112 Classic Rose Bouquet Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP201 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Morocco
TSMP801 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Potter's Clay
TSMP200 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
741 Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter

Other Products Used:  white card stock, dimensional foam tape, Chameleon Markers - Seville Orange and Olive Green, scissors, paper trimmer, BigShot die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, white pearls, pop dots, Stickles - Rose Gold, water, mist bottle, sponge dauber

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Classic Rose.

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Locate the decorative papers and card panels as shown on sample.  Trim background mat just slightly smaller than card base.  Trim next two mats decreasing in size as well.  Ink all edges of all matting pieces with a light brown ink.  Adhere to card base using dimensional foam tape.  Locate circle image on premade card panel, fussy cut and ink edges with a light brown color.  Adhere to card front using pop dots.  Stamp one inking of the small rose in the Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, as well as the large vining roses from the Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using Chameleon Markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Using a spritz of water to the back of each image, shape using flower shaping tools.  Adhere rose bouquet image to card to the right side of the sentiment as shown.  Set aside rose vine image for later.  Stamp one inking of the mid sized rose petals onto white card stock using a deep orange color.  Apply various orange colored base inks to petals using sponge dauber.  Die cut using coordinating dies.  Apply a deep orange ink color to edges of petal tips.  Shape using deluxe flower shaping kit.  Adhere to rose bouquet on card front.  Next, snip rose vine image into pieces to fill in around dimensional rose.  Apply pearls in clusters around shaped rose as well as various locations on card base as shown.  Using a dries clear glue, apply glitter to preprinted rose images on card front.  Apply Rose Gold Stickles to shaped flower cluster. 

Celebrate the Season Flip Fold Insert Card Class...

Hello and Welcome!
I have another set of Christmas card classes taking place at both locations of The Scrapbook Cottage located in Steinbach, MB as well as Winnipeg, MB. 

Here is a look at the flip fold insert cards we will be creating in the class...


Here's a few close ups of the cards showing you a few more details...


...and the second card..


...and the inside of card number two - it's a presentation card for a monetary gift...


...and the third and final card...


...and the flip fold action...


...and fully expanded...


I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!
If you're local, I'd love to have you join in on the class fun!  
There's always something new to learn and lots of laughs around the table!

Below you'll find the dates, times and locations these classes are being held.  Be sure to register early with Sharon in Steinbach, or Kathy in Winnipeg as these classes sell out quickly!

Celebrate the Season Card Class Dates:
Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 20/16   12:30pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba - November 17/16 - 12:30 pm   and   6:00pm
(204) 257-2771

Steinbach, Manitoba - October 24/16  12:30pm
Phone:  204-326-6777

Until next time...

Introducing the Classic Rose Collection...

It's new release day with Heartfelt Creations...and I'd like to introduce you to the "Classic Rose" Collection!  It's absolutely dreamy!

Here's a little about it...
 

Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.      

Well, I fell in love with the gorgeous window scene in the paper collection and decided that the window die cut from the Botanic Orchid Collection would be perfect to pair with it on this project!

Here's a peek at my creation for the week...


...and here's a closer look at the new classic rose...


This month we are partnering up with Chameleon Markers...and if you haven't tried them yet, they are awesome!  I've used them in this project to color all of the foliage, as well as the stamped background rose images.  The shaped flowers have been inked using Rouge ColorBox ink.
I've added a touch of white gesso to some of the petals on each of the shaped roses just to give them a softer look.  I've added glitter to the stamped and colored images, as well as the preprinted image on the background paper.

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks project and have been inspired to create some beautiful roses of your own!  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more amazing projects featuring this new collection as well as Chameleon Markers!

Until next time...
 Product Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3754 Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCD1-7112 Classic Rose Bouquet Die
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
71015 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rouge
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used:  white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, white gesso, Glitter Ritz, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Chameleon Markers - Dusty Rose, Olive Grove, sponge dauber, mist bottle, water, distress tool

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Classic Rose.

Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Locate background panel in paper collection, trim slightly smaller than the card base.  Distress edges, ink with a brown colored ink and adhere to card base.  Die cut Botanic Window from white card stock and adhere to card front.  Locate sentiment strip in paper collection, trim and ink all edges with brown colored ink.  Adhere to card front.  Stamp one inking of the vining roses from the Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, along with the large rose image found in the Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color images using Chameleon Markers.  Die cut using coordinating dies and shape using a spritz of water and your flower shaping tools.  Adhere to card as shown, vine winding up window front and larger rose image on opposite bottom corner.  Stamp two inkings of all petal pieces and the leaf image from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color leaves using Chameleon Markers.  Using a sponge dauber, lightly color all of the rose pieces using a pink ink.  Create one large rose, one mid-size, one smaller rose as well as one bud following the instructions found in the video link above.  Adhere to card as shown.  Adhere leaves to rose clusters where extra foliage is needed.  Using your finger tip, apply a light covering of white gesso to a few of the rose petals on each flower.   Using a dries clear glue and some Glitter Ritz, apply glitter to areas on stamped background rose images as well as preprinted card base image. 


Thanks for visiting!

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