A Lifetime of Memories...

Happy Wednesday!
I'm back today with another Heartfelt Creations project featuring the beautiful Enchanted Mum Collection!

I was walking through our local dollar store one day and came across a plain wooden frame that I knew would be perfect for altering...and I decided that the Enchanted Mum Collection was the perfect collection to use for this project.  

Here's how the frame turned out...


When I saw the "Memories for a Lifetime" sentiment strip in the paper collection, I knew that I needed to feature that on the frame.  After all, isn't that the reason we frame our important pictures...to remember the people, the moment, the feeling, etc.  

The mums are so much fun to create!  As you can see I've created each one just a slightly bit different to add to the interest of the piece.  I love the flower buds that have been tucked into the top of the bottom floral cluster!

Here's a closer look at some of the flowers...


...and another...


Are the pinks and purples in this collection not stunning!!!
And the adorable dragonflies are just the icing on the cake!

I really do hope you've found some inspiration here today!
I do think this would make a wonderful birthday gift for someone special...especially with a photo of you and that special person together!  Remember that even something from the dollar store can take on new life and become a wonderful piece once you've given it the Heartfelt touch!

The Heartfelt Creations blog is also full of beautiful inspiration today!  Be sure to stop by for a visit and leave the designers some love!  Everyone works so hard to bring you something fantastic each week!

I've included written instructions for this project below, and it's really easier than you may think...so feel free to give this a try yourself!  I'd love to see your finished creation!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
HCDP1-258  Enchanted Mum Paper Collection
HCPC-3692  Enchanted Mum Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3693  Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3691  Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-768  Enchanted Mum Die
HCD1-769  Enchanted Mum Bouquet Die
HCD1-770  Enchanted Dragonflies Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP400  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
TSMP802  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle
TSMP708  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP701  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy
TSMP507  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Elderberry
TSMP602  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
ANC850  Spring Bling Prills
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  Dollar Store wooden frame, BigShot die cutting machine, Elmer's Spray Adhesive,  white card stock, rhinestone strips, Stampin Up Powder - Iridescent Ice, nail file for sanding, pencil, scissors, paper trimmer, sponge daubers, water, mist bottle, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Angel Pink, Pear Tart & Sweet Plum, Zig Glue Pen, Glitter Ritz, Stampin Up Positively Pink ink

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Enchanted Mum flowers

Locate the paper for the frame background within the paper collection.  Trace the frame shape with a pencil so that the decorative florals move up the side of the frame and the pillar lays across the bottom. Leave a slight border of flowers to fussy cut around the area where you will be cutting out the centre portion of the frame, allowing them to stick out into the centre of the framed image.  Cut out traced image and fussy cut images near centre. Using a spray adhesive apply to frame. Locate sentiment strip in paper collection and adhere to frame.  Fussy cut a small group of flowers from the same paper you've used for the frame background to adhere to upper corner where flower arrangement will be placed. Adhere to frame.  Using a cheap dollar store nail file, smooth all edges of the paper around the outside and inner portion of the frame. Using a fine glue pen, adhere small amounts of Glitter Ritz to each of the flowers on the frame. Moving along to creating the dimensional mums, use a dark pink ink, stamp several inkings of the Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock.  Using a sponge dauber, apply a lighter pink color to the petals of each flower.  Cut using the coordinating die, and then ink the backside of the flowers using the same lighter pink color.  Using a small spritz of water and the deluxe flower shaping tools shape two flowers and one flower bud.  Repeat the same directions using a purple color scheme. Adhere prills to flower centres that are open. Stamp and die cut several of the mum image with leaves from the Enchanted Mum Bouquet Cling Stamp Set in a dark green ink onto white card stock.  Trim off the leaves and ink them with sponge daubers and several green colored inks. Using a spritz of water and flower shaping tools, shape leaves.  Arrange flowers, buds and leaf clusters as shown and adhere to frame.  Adhere rhinestone strips.  Stamp dragonfly images from Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set in a purple ink and cut with coordinating die.  Color using a light purple, and light orange ink.  Shape and adhere to frame. Cut a piece of patterned paper as an insert for where your photo will be displayed and add to frame. For the finishing touch, using a fine tip glue pen, apply random spots of glue to the petals on each flower, sprinkling a fine iridescent glitter on each petal as you go. 


This project has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafty Cardmakers..."Floral Embellishments"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Bright and Colorful"
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge..."Anything Goes with Patterned Paper"
Crafty Time..."Anything but a Card"


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