Bring on Spring!

It's Wednesday again...which means it's a Heartfelt Creations 
post here on the blog today!

It's a new release day today and Heartfelt Creations has created another beautiful collection filled with gorgeous colors, flowers and butterflies!

Here's a little about the new Butterfly Medley Collection...

Are you longing for springtime...dreaming of sunny hours spent in a lavish flower garden where butterflies flit lazily from blossom to blossom?  Heartfelt Creations invites you to revel in the beauty of springtime with the release of the Butterfly Medley Collection of stamps, dies, and papers.  This uplifting collection is bursting with bountiful botanical roses and a kaleidoscope of fanciful butterflies.  Soft shades of pastel peach, lilac, sage, lemon, teal and pink are the perfect counterpoint for the bleak, grey days of mid-winter.  Beautifully landscaped backgrounds include pastel plaids, cheery polka-dots, flowing script, classic stripes, elegant flourishes, seed packets, garden themed sentiments and images.  Six hand drawn stamp sets featuring botanical roses and butterflies can be paired with two sets of dies, allowing you to stamp and die cut a host of embellishments with a single pass through your die cutting machine.  You'll dream in beauty, plant seeds of encouragement and reap a harvest of creativity when you design with the Butterfly Medley Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Now when I saw the previews of this collection several months ago, my heart just fluttered at how this reminded me of my flower bed!
Several years ago, my husband and kids created a flower bed for me for mothers day as my gift!
It remains one of my favorite gifts I have ever received from them.  
They dug out the kidney shaped bed they knew I was wanting around my favorite tree on the yard, and the fun began.  We had a family trip to the greenhouses, picked out flowers together and decided that we wanted to plant a garden that would attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  
Since I had spring on the mind, I also had a garden hat idea swirling around in my thoughts as well.
Don't you just love beautiful garden hats...especially when they're worn to garden tea parties!!!!
Truth be told, I don't have any pretty garden hats...oh how I wish I did...but I look just dreadful in a hat!  LOL

Let me show you the 3D Butterfly Medley Garden Hat I created
 to announce this beautiful collection!


This entire project has been created using the new paper collection!

...allow me to show you a close up 
of the creation without the stand...


...and one last peek at the delicate flowers and gorgeous butterflies...


This project just makes my heart scream "Bring on Spring"!
The colors I've chosen to work with also make me think of Easter!
Remember Easter bonnets of days long ago?

I have a feeling that this collection will move quickly, just as the Birds and Blooms Collection did last month...so don't wait to visit the Heartfelt Creations store to avoid disappointment!
And, to gain even more beautiful inspiration, be sure to visit the HC blog to see all of the other lovely creations the design team members have created!
Your heart will be ready for spring as well by the time you're done visiting!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1251 Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
HCPC3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1758  Botanical Wings Die
SMP001 Stamp Mat Pad
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
TSMP802 Memento Peanut Brittle Ink
ANC852 Bright Ideas Prills - Go ManGo
273900 Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  Garden Hat SVG file purchased on Etsy, Silhoutte Cameo electronic die cutting machine, white card stock, Stampin Up Inks - Basic Black, Gable Green, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink and Positively Pink, Crystal Stickles, lace ribbon, Versa Color Pine Cone ink, thin lilac colored ribbon, medium width lilac colored ribbon, thin black crafting wire, Big Shot Manual die cutting machine, Zutter Bow It All Bow Maker, hot glue gun, finger daubers

Begin by choosing the paper you wish to use from the Butterfly Medley paper collection for the the foundation of the  garden hat.  Using your electronic die cutting machine and the purchased SVG file, cut out pattern and assemble according to directions.  Adhere wide decorative lace ribbon to base of hat as shown.  Next adhere the thin lilac color ribbon as shown in photo, around the base of the hat over top of  the lace ribbon,  being sure to leave long enough ribbon tails to fall gracefully off the creation.  Create your double bow using a medium width lilac colored ribbon, being sure to leave excess ribbon on the ends to have hang gracefully off the side along with the thin ribbon.  Using a hot glue gun, adhere to the side of the hat where you have the tails of the thin ribbon hanging off of.  Allow to dry.  Stamp flowers in pink and purple ink several times, depending on how many blooms you wish to add to your creation.  Die cut using the coordinating die.  Using a finger dauber, ink each bloom with a coordinating color just a shade darker than the color they have been stamped in.  Shape each bloom, creating some as single blossoms, some as double and some as triple.  Also create some buds to use in the centres of some of the flowers.  (Be sure to check out Heartfelt Creations YouTube channel for easy to follow step by step flower coloring and shaping).  Add prills to open flower centres.  Cut out the ticket sentiment from the paper pack that you wish to use on the project and ink all edges with brown ink.  Adhere ticket sentiment to front of hat, and begin adhering flower clusters going along one side to the back of the hat, and also a small cluster on top of the double ribbon on the side.  Using black ink, stamp several large butterflies and several small butterflies.  Allow to dry, die cut and then color using finger daubers.  Shape the butterflies you wish to use as the 3D version, and adhere just the bent centre of the body to the matching flat butterfly centre.  Shape the butterfly antannae for the larger butterfly using a thin black crafting wire, and adhere at the same time you are attaching the butterfly bodies.  Allow butterflies to dry and then with a hot glue gun, adhere to flower arrangements as shown.  May I suggest holding a garden tea party where your newly created garden hat project can be showcased as the beautiful table centrepiece?  Enjoy!

This project has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafty Gals Corner..."Anything Goes"
Decorate to Celebrate..."Anything Goes" (tea party centerpiece)
Ruby's Rainbow..."Soon Be Spring"

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