Peacock Treat Box

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
So happy you are able to stop by and visit with me today!
I hope you've been enjoying all of the design team creations featuring the Peacock Paisley Collection. I am so blessed to be working with such a creative and accomplished bunch!

This week I decided that I wanted to create something fun and a little out of the ordinary!
I started searching the web for a peacock SVG cutting file and found the cutest treat box!
I immediately knew this was something I could work with...only I was going to give it a Heartfelt Creations touch!

Are you ready?

How fun is that!
Wouldn't you love receiving some chocolates, or nail polish, or gift cards in a fun peacock treat box like this?  Wouldn't it immediately brighten your day and bring a smile to your face!?!

Here's a bit of a close up of the body portion and some of the elements...

You can see all the shimmer and shine I've added to the flowers using Stickles, and the feathers on the body as well.  I had originally added just the jewels to the tail feathers when I asked my hubby to come take a peek...he insisted that it needed a little more bling...huh?  LOL
He never pays attention to that sort of stuff!
I usually get a "that looks nice" and that's the end of the conversation.
Well, I decided to add a few sequins to the tail feathers as well...and I do declare that I do believe hubby was on to something!

I've given this peacock the Heartfelt Creations twist by turning one of the stamped images into the feathery tail feathers that you see on the top.  I've also used several other stamped images directly behind the body treat box. When you are working with SVG cutting files, it's sometimes fun to think outside the box and see how you can incorporate other elements such as stamped images, other die cuts, etc.  In this case, using the stamped images as tail feathers, the whole creation has been taken up a notch.  The peacock now has an airy and feathery look. (You can find full instructions on how this project has been created at the end of this blog post.)  

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's share...not sure we can claim this as a beautiful moment...but a fun one at least!
I hope that I've been able to inspire you, and hopefully bring a smile to your face!
There are so many more wonderful and inspiring projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  
Be sure to stop by and take a peek...and maybe you'll even get a teaser on the next new collection coming in April. 

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-252  Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
HCPC-3661  Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3658  Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3657  Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3656  Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760   Delightful Daisy Die
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  Fleurette Bloom Peacock Palace SVG cutting file, Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine,  Black Versafine Ink, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils (011, 043, 046, 048, 051, 055, 062, 063, 064, 072, 074), Spectrum Noir Blending Solution, Spectrum Noir blending stump, assorted colored jewels, Diamond Stickles, Patina Stickles, BigShot manual die cutting machine, white card stock, sequins, scissors, finger dauber, Dandelion Memento ink

Begin by choosing the papers from the paper collection that you wish to use for each piece of the peacock in the SVG cutting file and cut using your electronic die cutting machine.  Set aside pieces.  Stamp seven stampings of the large floral image in the Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set onto blue and green patterned paper in the Peacock Paisley Collection using black ink.  Color using blendable pencils and blending solution. Fussy cut each piece.  Now stamp several stampings of the Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set using black ink on white card stock.  Color the centres only using a finger dauber and yellow ink. Die cut using the coordinating die.  (You will need seven double small flowers for the ends of the peacock tail feathers, seven single large/mid sized flowers to use between the tail feathers, as well as one mid sized flower paired to create a double bloom to use at the base of the peacock's tail.)  Shape the flowers that need shaping, and create the double blooms.  Apply prills to the centre of each small double flower.   Adhere them to the matching flower on the stamped Daisy Flourish image.  Adhere the large/mid sized flowers to the stamped image as well.  Moving along, stamp one stamping of the large flower image in the Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set as well as two stampings of the feather image in the Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set onto the same blue/green paper from the paper collection you have been using to create the tail feathers. Color each of these and again blend with blending solution and fussy cut.  Follow SVG cutting file directions to put together the treat box for the peacock's body.  Adhere two largest pieces of the tail together.  Now lay out the seven stamped images you've completed making sure that the smaller double flowers are to the top of the tail and the large flowers are peeking through the areas where they will be visible when the next layer of tail feathers are added.  Once you are happy with the arrangement, adhere them to the two larger tail pieces that you have already put together.  Proceed to add the last two small tail pieces to the rest of the tail and assemble and adhere the rest of the project. Once your project is completely assembled,  take the two feather images and adhere them to the bottom portion of the tail near the opening of the treat box.  Now adhere the flower stamped image over top the feather images directly in the centre of the treat box.  Apply the last shaped flower to the stamped image over the matching stamped flower at the base of the tail. Add a jewel to the centre of this flower. Continue to add jewels to the centres of each of the cut outs in the peacocks tail, as well to each of the larger flowers peeking through the tail feathers. Add some sequins to the tail feathers where you desire.   Apply Diamond Stickles to each daisy on the creation, and  Patina Stickles to the feather cut outs on the body on the treat box.  Add a special treat to the box and have fun presenting this unique packaging to a special friend or family member!

This project has been shared in the following challenges...

Papertake Weekly..."A Cut Above"  (I've used fussy cutting and die cutting)
Party Time Tuesdays..."Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
Craft My Life..."Anything But a Card"
Crafting from the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
Melonheadz Friends..."Animals"
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Stamps and Fun = Creativity..."Feathers" 
Crafting by Designs..."Flowers with a Twist" 
Decorate to Celebrate..."Anything Goes"
Inky Impressions..."Bold and Bright"
Whimsy Stamps Challenge..."Use a Die Cut"
Cosmic Strawberry Cosmic Color Challenge..."Color Challenge (photo shown below)

A Regal Celebration

Hi there!
I'm back today with another creative project with Heartfelt Creations!  I once again have been playing with the Peacock Paisley Collection!
The beautiful colors, shapes and flowers are stunning!

I decided to create a card that was fit for any type of regal celebration you may need a card on hand for.  Perfect for an anniversary, a promotion, special birthday, retirement, etc.  

Here's how it came out...

...and here's a close up of part of the flower cluster...

Since the daisy is my favorite flower of all time, (and yes I'd seriously rather have a bouquet of daisies than roses), I have absolutely fallen in love with this stamp and die set!
This is such a playful collection and I love the whimsical swirls and paisley shapes!
I've used embossing enamel, stickles and lumiere pearl paint to bring the whole card up a it a very rich and regal shine.  

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet!
Please do stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the other gorgeous creations the team have been busy making for your inspiration.  Each and every one of us tries so hard to bring forward a creation that will inspire you to make something of your own....the designers really do craft from the heart!

Until next time...
Product Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
HCPC-3653 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3660 Peacock Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies Die
TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
TSMP704 New Sprout Memento Ink
TSMP103 Cantaloupe Memento Ink
SMP001 Rubber Stamp Mat Pad
273900 Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  scor tape, Stampin Up Basic Black ink,  Gray Flannel Memento ink, Dandelion Memento Ink,  Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils 045, 046, 011, 086, Spectrum Noir blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blending solution, Gold Stickles, finger daubers, BigShot die cutting machine, Spellbinders Classic Ovals (Lg), Stampin Up Lumiere Acrylic Pearl White Paint, Aged Hunter Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel, heat tool, 3D pop dots, flower shaping tools and mat

Locate the printed peacock image shown on one of the 12x12 papers in the collection.  Cut out the image just slightly smaller than the 5"x7" card front, allowing a white border of the card front to show around the edges.  Sprinkle embossing enamel onto the four corners of the image and melt onto paper using heat tool.  Using the second largest oval die, die cut the lower corner of the paper as shown in example, setting aside the die cut piece to use  later.  Die cut a white oval using the next smaller oval die.  Stamp the small flower image onto the white oval using the small stamp in the Peacock Swirls Cling Stamp set.  Once dry, color the image using blendable pencils and blending solution.  Pop the white image die cut onto the green die cut using 3D pop dots.  Being careful to match up the dimensional piece with the opening in the card, adhere the popped up die cut to the card base.  Using pop dots, apply the card panel to the card front as well.  Stamp flowers in gray ink and once dry, die cut using the coordinating die. Color the petals using a yellow blending pencil and blend with solution.  Ink the centres of the flowers using the orange (cantaloupe) colored ink.  Ink each of the petal tips with a yellow color.  Shape flowers as shown.  Once flowers are shaped, brush each one with a coat of pearl white acrylic paint.  Stamp leaves in light green ink and die cut once dried as well.  Ink all edges with a darker green ink and shape. Locate the decorative border as seen on the bottom of the card in the paper pack and trim to fit the bottom of the card.  Cut out the sentiment you wish to use from the paper pack as well and apply.  Arrange the leaves and flowers into a cluster.  Once happy with the arrangement adhere to card.  Lastly, apply stickles to the petals of each flower with your finger tip.  Then apply a small amount of stickles straight from the bottle onto the tip of each shaped flower, as well as the centres.  Don't forget to apply stickles to the stamped image as well.  You are now ready for the next celebratory occasion that requires a regal looking greeting card!

Mid Way Posting for Unstampabelles Challenge Blog

Hello Everyone!
I hope you're enjoying your weekend and having a lovely Sunday!

I'm excited to say that I've returned to my design team position with Unstampabelles Challenge Blog after our dear leader Susan allowed me to take a few months off. 
A huge thanks to Susan and the team for allowing me some time!

Today we are half way through our current challenge, which is...

"Peace and Harmony" 

with the additional twist to add in the element of flight into your creation!

Now there are a few symbols of peace, however I do believe that the most recognized symbol would be the dove.  So that's the direction that I chose to go with my card.  

This ephemera image reminded me of love birds so I decided to create a card that could be used for a wedding or anniversary.  I shaped some roses and leaves and decided to add a butterfly...that is how I've incorporated the twist of flight into my creation.  I've lightly stickled the butterfly to give it a nice shine.  I've added a chipboard sentiment as the finishing touch. 

Here's a closer look at the flower grouping....

Now we are offering a wonderful prize for one lucky winner!

It is a beautiful, intricate Spellbinders die...


Remember that you have until the end of the month to you still have a little time to put on your creative cap and come up with something.  And, as always, we are a challenge blog that encourages you to create without using any stamps!  There are so many other ways to create...inking, dies, drawing, collage, etc.  So remember....No Stamps!

Be sure to pop by the Unstampabelles blog to see the wonderful creations the rest of the design team have made.  

Until next time...

There's Only One You

I'm so excited today because it's a new reveal day with Heartfelt Creations!
Have you seen the sneak peeks?
This is such a fun and stunningly gorgeous collection!

Here's a little bit about it....

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations.  This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise.  The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity.  Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds.  The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system.  Whether you want to preserve life's most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you'll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

Now when I think of peacocks, I think of beautiful and gorgeous over the top birds!
The colors that these birds display are absolutely amazing!
I've tried to capture this in this weeks card...including the feeling of their large open show when they strut around with their plume feathers on'll see what I'm talking about in just a moment!

I fancied to do some coloring with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils on the image that I chose to work with.  I always think they lend themselves to a softer coloring than the markers.
Of course I also wanted to add some sparkle and shine to the creation to mimic the gorgeous shine a peacock has when the sunlight hits it's open feathers!  I've tried to accomplish that look with Stickles and sequins!
I found a sentiment that I thought fit the card just perfectly..."There's Only One You"'s a message that would be perfectly paired with a peacock image to send to that friend who is just all around fun, over the top and whose personality is larger than life!

Enough description!

Let's take a look at how this creation came out!

When I saw the half circle die in my stash, I knew that I need to use it as a card topper to give the card a certain presence.  I also thought it really resembled the look of the fan shape of the peacock's tail and that it would really make the flowers pop at the top of the card!

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

I just love all the shimmer and shine on this card!
I've included all the supplies and directions on how I've created this card for you at the end of this blog post should you be interested...

For more creativity and beautiful creations with this unique collection, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see where the other design team members have gone with their imaginations!  I promise you won't be disappointed!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 HCDP-252 Peacock Paisley Collection Paper Pack
HCPC-3653 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies Die
HCD1-716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
ANC851 Rock N' Roll Prills - I'm Amaized
TSMP602 Teal Zeal Memento Ink
TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
SMP001 Rubber Stamp Pad
273900 Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  scor tape, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen,  sequins, Stampin Up Basic Black ink,  Gray Flannel Memento ink, Dandelion Memento Ink,  Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils 045, 048, 051, 060, 062, 072, 011, Spectrum Noir blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blending solution, Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray, Patina Stickles, finger daubers, BigShot die cutting machine,  Paper Blossoms Molding Mat,  Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Begin with a 5"x7" card base.  Select the card panel as shown from the paper collection.  Stamp the image, as well as the sentiment on the premade card panel and set aside to dry.  Color image using blendable pencils and blending solution. Adhere card panel to card front. Die cut the half circle portion of the Layered Elegant Swirl Die and cut along bottom to create die cut.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp the floral images using Gray Flannel Memento ink.  Allow to dry and die cut using the coordinating die. Using finger daubers, add some yellow ink to the centre of each bloom, and green along the petals.  Shape flowers using water mist bottle and paper blossoms tool kit. Spray each bloom with a heavy coat of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.  Once flowers are dry, ink each of the tips of the petals with teal colored ink.  Arrange on top of card as shown and adhere with Zip Dry Glue.  Adhere prills to the centre of each flower.  Place some sequins around the image as shown.  Lastly, using your finger tip, add some stickles to the flowers and the tail of the peacock.  You are now ready to lift someone's spirits by sending them this showy and fun card, letting them know that there's no one else like them and you treasure having them in your life!

Spring is in the Air

Hey Everyone!
I'm back today with a post to share with you a card I've created for Scrapbooks by Design!
We all seem to have spring on the mind lately, and the temperatures are finally starting to warm up here!  With the promise of warmer weather coming, my mind turns to the return of song birds, baby kittens and the gorgeous colors as the spring season emerges.  The other thought that comes to mind is the Easter season.  I thought I'd share with you an Easter creation this go round.  
I decided to make a vintage/shabby chic card featuring the Graphic 45 "Sweet Sentiments" collection!

Here's a peek...

I have to admit that Graphic 45 is one of the  "go to" companies for me as I love their vintage images!
They just remind me of simpler times!
Let's take a closer look...

Don't you just love that basket of chicks the little girl is holding!

As previously mentioned, this card has been created with the Graphic 45 collection "Sweet Sentiments".
Scrapbooks by Design carries this collection in an 8x8 paper pad, stickers and cardstock elements.
I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting from the paper pack for this creation.  You can see the small hatching chick ephemera panel which has the "Happy Easter"sentiment, along with the postage stamp style images along the side of the card.

 The butterflies have been fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper within the collection, and the sentiment on the bottom of the card as well.

 I find that using elements from all of the same collection allows you to create a very quick card that matches beautifully. Each piece has been inked with a brown color around the edges to add to the vintage and aged feeling of the project.  And, the beauty of a vintage/shabby chic creation is that you can add elements from your everyday stash to add to the unique look of the creation.  We all have those few flowers, buttons, ribbons on hand that we have just a few of and would like to use them somehow.  Shabby chic crafting is perfect for the use of these little bits and pieces.  You can see here that I've added some lace, some tulle style flowers on lace, a few straggler buttons, several types of ribbons, a purple button and some yellow paper flowers.  Pull it all together with the right paper collection, and you have a beautiful piece that the lucky recipient is sure to treasure for years to come.  

So, I hope I've inspired you to think about starting your Easter creations early so you'll have them done in time! Use this cooler weather to your advantage to work ahead so that when the sun shines and the melting starts you can enjoy the change of the season.
 And, should you find yourself low on all those small detailed embellishments, Scrapbooks by Design can help you out in that department as well!

Until next time...

Let's Try a Mini Album She Said...

Hello, Hello, Hello!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
It's a Heartfelt Creations Tuesday today!  Gotcha!
We decided to go live early today!  *wink wink*
Here in Manitoba, Canada we're still experiencing some really cold temperatures and wind chills with the indication that temperatures are to moderate later this week!  Last week the kids had maybe two outdoor recesses the entire's been that cold!
-40 degree Celsius windchill days are just not days to spend anytime outside!
 My heart goes out to those teachers with all those cooped up children though!

So I thought to myself...we need a dose of spring in a big way this week and what better way to bring it on than to create an extra special project with the Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Collection!
I hope you've been enjoying this collection as much as I have.  
I recently purchased The Cinch binding machine and decided that with all this bitter cold it was time to sit down and play with it a little.  So, I said to myself...let's try a 6"x6" mini album!
I've been wanting to sit down and create one for quite some time, however several of the designers that I work with are so accomplished when it comes to mini albums, I was sorta hesitant to post one.
But...nothing ventured, nothing gained!

So here goes nothing...

We'll begin with the front cover...seems like the perfect place to start!  LOL
(All of the instructions for how to create this cover will be found on the bottom of this post.  For the remainder of the album I will give you a page by page tour and let you know how the pages were built in the post.  All of the dies, stamps, etc. that have been used in this creation are also listed in the supplies list at the bottom with the cover instructions as well.)

....and how about a close up of the flowers on the front cover...

Oh I can hardly wait for some purple flowers to spring up in my flower bed!
Don't they just bring happiness to your heart?

Moving along to the pages in the mini.
(You will find a measurement/cutting guide at the end of the post as well for all of the pockets you see on the pages.)

Inside the front cover..

 I began by choosing and cutting paper for the inside of the front and back covers as I wanted them to match in the end. Ink all edges in a brown colored ink...(all of the papers from the paper collection in this project have been inked with brown, however this is personal preference).  Adhere the mat to the first inside cover using scor tape.  I've then created a pocket on the left side of the cover with black card stock and matted it with patterned paper from the paper collection. I've added a decorative strip on the edge of the pocket for an extra special detail.  Heartfelt Creations makes it so easy to create a quick and beautiful mini album.  All of the papers coordinate and the pre made card panels make it so fast and simple to make photo mats and tag embellishments.  I've included 2 card panels in the cover pocket that can be used for matting smaller photos or as journaling cards as well as one of the small tags. I've matted the small card panels with solid yellow card stock for a bit of a pop of color.  For a bit of interest and to keep things organized, I've clipped them with the cutest clip I found in the local dollar store.

Here's a quick peek at the matted cards that are contained in the pocket...

Next to the inside cover I've created a shaped page card...I've actually cheated a little by using a Silhouette cutting file.  I've cut the design once in black card stock, a second time using the patterned paper I've chosen and then a third time as a mirrored image in a different patterned paper to cover the second side of the shape.  The three layers just gives the page a little extra stability.  You would also be able to cut this page from chipboard should you desire to do so.  Remember to ink all of the edges of the patterned paper with brown colored ink.

Moving along to the next page...

Here I've chosen one of the square pre made card panels to mat the base page.  You will have to trim it slightly.  I've created a pocket that reaches half way up the page and again matted it in a different paper.  I've adhered a large tag from the paper collection to the pocket, making sure to just put adhesive on the portion that I need to have adhered to the pocket.  I've then fussy cut the flower and butterfly image from another card panel and adhered to the top of the pocket with 3D pop dots.  I've once again cut a smaller card panel and matted it with a green card stock and put it inside the pocket.  I thought that a colorful paper clip would make a cute accent piece to the album and have used it to keep the cards in place on both sides of the page.

Let's take a quick peek at the background page mat as well as the pocket card...

...and as we flip the page...

I've used one of the square pre made card panels trimmed to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" inches again to mat the back of the full card base.  I've once again created another pocket on the left hand side of the page.  I've trimmed a piece of patterned paper to use as a decorative mat on the pocket.  A matching small pre made card panel has been matted in purple card stock and once again can be used to mat a photo on the back, or to journal a memory. I've also adhered a die cut shape behind the area where the photo mat/journal card to give the page a bit of interest when the card has been removed.

Here's a peek of the die cut shaped and pocket card exposed...

 To add a touch of variety to the mini album I've incorporated a half base page to the right.

  I've matted the black base with a purple colored card stock and then again with a decorative patterned paper that is complimentary to the left side of the page.  I've fussy cut some purple flowers from a piece of patterned paper and then put adhesive on the side and bottom allowing them to be used as a pocket as well for the large tag as shown.

...and here's a look at the back side of the half page...

I've chosen to leave the second side of the half page blank as I loved the beauty of the script on this patterned paper.  The option is there to mount a photo on the page, or leave as is!

...and now opposite this half page...

I've used a die cut to create an elegant pocket on the bottom corner.
I've stamped a butterfly image from the collection onto a small pre made card panel and colored it using Spectrum Noir markers.  

Moving along to the next few pages...

On the left hand page, I've created a larger pocket to once again hold some pocket cards.
The adjoining shaped page is once again a cut file from the Silhouette design store.  It has been created in the same fashion as mentioned for the first shaped page.  Once again it has the three layers to give it some extra stability.  I've left this page blank as it makes a unique focal point.

Here's a quick peek at the stamped journaling cards from in the pocket.

For the next page, I've once again created one that is just a half.

Isn't this polka dotted paper so cheery and fun!
I decided to not cover it up and once again leave both the opposite page and the half available for matting a special photo or memento.

...and here's the other side of the half page...

I've once again fussy cut some flowers from a piece of paper from the collection and turned it into a pocket.  The little insert card was actually a piece of scrap that I thought would be perfect to journal on!  Love the little sentiment on it!

The sentiment is actually repeated on the next page I'm about to share with you.
It's the same shaped page that I just shared with you just before the half page...only I've turned it into a pocket!

I've used a longer piece of left over paper to create a tag to place in the pocket.
Again, you can journal or just leave as pretty eye candy!

...and we're moving ahead to the last page and the back cover...

For the last page I've once again used a pre made card panel from the collection and trimmed it to
5 3/4"x 5 3/4".  I've added some corner die cuts to frame the image as it's just too pretty to cover up with anything.  Before adhering the bottom corner die cut, I've cut out one of the sentiments and adhered it to the page.  The back cover is identical to the first inside cover, the pocket has just been added to the opposite side.  Once again I've used pre made card panels and trimmed them to various sizes to act as photo mats or journaling cards.

...and last of all is the outside back cover...I've left it very plain with just some pretty patterned paper...

 I think a mini album like this would make a beautiful prayer journal, or a record keeper of your flower garden with some beautiful pictures.  The ideas are endless.  It would be the perfect gift for a friend or loved one!

I hope you've enjoyed this little tour!
I know it's been quite photo heavy...and a tad wordy!
Thanks again for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other creations on the Heartfelt Creations blog for more gorgeous inspiration by the rest of the design team!

Until next time...

Mini Album Covers (outside design)
chipboard - cut 2 pieces 6"x 6" each
black card stock - cut 2 pieces 8"x 8" each
black card stock - cut 2 pieces 5 3/4"x 5 3/4" each
patterned designer paper - cut 2 pieces 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"
*see end of blog post for in detail instructions on completing the front cover

Base Pages
Base Pages - black card stock - 6"x 6" - cut 3
Small Shaped Base Page - black card stock  - cut 1 black and 2 patterned paper (one mirrored)
Large Shaped Base Page - black card stock - cut 2 black and 4 patterned paper (two mirrored)
Silhouette Cutting Files - Design #69292,  Design #69289
Half Base Page - black card stock - 3" x 6" - cut 2
Full Base Page Decorative Mats  -  5 3/4" x 5 3/4"

Page Pockets
Small Side Page Pockets - black card stock - 7" x 2 1/2" - score at 1/2" on three sides to form pocket
Half Page Pocket (use for bottom or side pockets) - black card stock - 3 1/2" x 7 " - score at 1/2" on three sides to form pocket
Simple Pocket - to create a simple pocket, mat a small card panel onto black card stock and then place adhesive on three sides leaving one without adhesive to form pocket opening

Product Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-251  Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
HCPC-3654  Botanical Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3653  Botanical Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3652  Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3651  Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758  Botanical Wings Die
HCD2-751  Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD2-752  Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD1-729  Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCD1-743  Raindrops on Roses Die
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP507  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Elderberry
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
368770  Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  scor tape,  card stock - white, black, yellow, blue, pink and purple, ribbons - assorted widths and colors coordinating  to paper pack, Stampin Up Ink - Summer Sun &  Basic Black,  Memento Ink - Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, LuLu Lavender & Bamboo Leaves, Versa Color Pine Cone ink,  yellow glass seed beads, butterfly dangling charm, Big Shot manual die cutting machine, water mister bottle, flower shaping tools, The Cinch binding machine, 1" binding coil,  doily, Silhouette Design Store cutting files for shaped pages, decorative clips, finger daubers, Crop a dile hole punch

*Instructions provided are for front cover only.  For detailed instructions and photos for pages included in mini album,  please see my personal blog.  Cut a 6"x6" piece of chipboard for base of front cover.  Cut an 8"x8" piece of black card stock.  Scor at 1" on all four sides of black card stock.  Mitre the corners  and apply scor tape to where card stock will fold over chipboard.  Adhere to chipboard to totally cover front of album.  Cut a 5 3/4"x5 3/4" square from black card stock to finish the inside of the cover.  Adhere.  Next, trim the "Life is Good" square card panel from the Butterfly Medley paper collection to measure 5 3/4"x 5 3/4", ink with brown color and adhere to front cover.  Locate the small card panel with the purple flowers on the top and bottom with the purple butterflies fluttering around the floral clusters.  Locate the second small card panel of the same design.  Ink each edge of both panels with brown colored ink. Cut the second matching small card panel in half.  Using the bottom half to create a pocket, fussy cut the flower and butterfly images along the top area only leaving the sides in tact where the designs apply scor tape to the three straight edges of the half cut panel and match up with full card panel and adhere.  The pocket should now be created.  Adhere a white doily to the side of the mini album cover just under the sentiment on the side closest to the binding.  Now adhere the pocket card to the front cover of mini album covering par of the doily.  Die cut two of the straight decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set.  Adhere one to the top of the pocket card and one to the bottom.  Stamp flowers using Elderberry Memento ink.  Apply various shades of purple Memento inks listed above to each bloom.  (Each flower has been inked differently for this creation using different combinations of the mentioned ink colors, giving them a each a slightly different tone and slightly different color depth.) Die cut flowers using coordinating die. Shape two 3 layered large flowers, two 2 layered midsized flowers and two single layered flowers.  Create layered centres for each flower using yellow glass seed beads.  Arrange on cover and once happy with arrangement glue down using Zip Dry Glue.  Using green patterned paper from the collection, stamp leaves in brown ink and using a finger dauber apply Bamboo Leaves Memento colored ink lightly to centre and around edges.  Shape leaves and add to floral cluster.  Cut one large tag from the collection along with 2 smaller tags.  Hole punch tags and add ribbon.  Cut varying sized and colored ribbons to add to the binding rings on the side of the mini album...using more or less ribbon for the look you desire.  Add dangling  butterfly charm to top binding ring.  You are now ready to bless someone with a beautiful mini album for their precious photos and memories....or maybe you'd like to keep for yourself!

This project has been shared in the following challenges...
Craft My Life..."Anything But a Card"
Card Mania Challenges..."Spring"
Crafting from the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
Crafty Boots Challenges..."Anything But a Card"
Eureka Stamps..."Anything But a Card"
Imagination Crafts..."Anything Goes"
Not Just Cards Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Stamp and Create..."Is it Spring Yet"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Add a Ribbon"
Party Time Tuesdays..."Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
My Sheri Crafts..."Welcome Spring"

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