My Wish for You...

Hello, and welcome!
I'm so glad you could join me today!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I'm here today to share with you an elegant and simple card that showcases the beauty of the gorgeous Sunrise Lily!

I love the Sunrise Lily collection...not only is it beautiful...but the lily flower is perfect for pretty much any occasion....weddings, sympathy cards, baby projects, name it and the Sunrise Lily has you covered!

For my project this week, I decided to keep it more simple and focus on the beauty of the flowers.
I've created a card with a sentiment that can work for any last minute event that you need a card for.

Here's a peek...

I've kept the colors soft, and used a cream colored card base.  I've used a Spellbinders card creator die to create an elegant front.

Here's a closer peek at the flowers...

A sprinkling of glitter just adds to the beauty of these flowers.
So, if you are looking for a blossom that is easy to shape and is perfect for any occasion that arises, the Sunrise Lily is definitely for you!

Be sure to check out the other design team projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week!
The team never fails to inspire and provide new ideas for you to try!  Be sure to leave them some blog love, and I'd love to hear what you think of the creation I've posted today as well!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-263  Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCPC-3720  Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3722  Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3721  Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-787  Sunrise Lily Die
HCD1-788  Sunrise Lily Swirls Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP808  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP804  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Desert Sand
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
159723   Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  cream card stock, Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy Die, BigShot manual die cutting machine, finger daubers, Stampin Up Ink - Cameo Coral, pop dots,  VersaColor Pine Cone ink, scissors, paper trimmer, gold half pearl embellishments,  Glitter Ritz - Warm, white textured card stock, Distress Marker - black soot, kraft color card stock

For a full video tutorial on how to shape the Sunrise Lily, please see here.

Create a card base from cream card stock measuring 10 7/8" x 4 1/4", and score at 5 3/4".  Continuing with cream card stock, cut one decorative card front from the Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy Die, and ink all edges using a soft brown ink.  Locate a pink patterned paper from within the Sunrise Lily Paper collection, and cut a piece measuring the same size as the front of the card base (the smaller section).  Adhere to front of card base. Adhere decorative die cut card front to card base.  (The card should now be able to stand open on a hard surface.)  Locate a soft cream patterned paper from within the Sunrise Lily Paper collection and cut an oval ide cut from the Heirloom Legacy Die set.  Ink edges with a soft brown colored ink and adhere to card front using pop dots.  Using the same pink patterned paper you used earlier, cut the decorative center from the Heirloom Legacy Die.  Once again ink all edges using a brown colored ink.  Using  black marker, ink the first words of the sentiment and stamp onto center  as shown.  Clean carefully and ink rest of sentiment with black marker and stamp onto center as shown.  Adhere to card front using pop dots.  Using the Memento Espresso Truffle ink, stamp two inkings of the Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set.  Using finger daubers, apply coral color to center and taupe color to outer edges.  Die cut two large lilies, and one small using coordinating die and shape. Die cut two large flower centers and one small using kraft card stock.  Stamp and color two images of the rounded swirl flower spray from the Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling Stamp Set using same color palette as the shaped lilies.  Die cut and shape flower sprays.  Adhere flower sprays to top and bottom of card front as shown.  Adhere one large lily to the top of the card front on flower spray, and one large paired with one small on the bottom of the card front on flower spray.  Adhere leaves to flowers as desired.  Adhere pearl embellishments to card front, and Glitter Ritz to flower petals and flower centers as shown. 

Altered Paper Art featuring the Mabel's Diary Collection...

Wow!  A second post today...that never happens anymore!  LOL
I hope you don't mind!

I'm back to share with you another creation I made using the stunning Mabel's Diary Collection by Ephemera's Vintage Garden!  (This set is on sale for just a few more days, so don't let it slip through your fingers at the discounted pricing!)

I love to create 3D altered art projects using SVG files and my Silhouette Cameo.  I had purchased one awhile back that I had been wanting to play with and finally decided that I would create it using the papers from the Mabel's Diary Collection!  You may have seen a sneak peek of the pieces on Facebook or Instagram if you follow me a few weeks ago!  Well, it's been done and sitting here just waiting to be photographed...but as you know life sometimes gets in the way!  LOL

I decided to create the Dress Form by SVG Cuts
I just love their cutting files!

Here's how it came out...

I've used only paper printed from the Mabel's Diary Collection for this project, including the single rose on the shoulder.  I've stamped the rose image and die cut it using the Open Vintage Floret stamp and die by Heartfelt Creations.  

Here's a closer look...

I love how this project turned out, and I will be setting it up as decor in my craft room which was recently redone!

When working with the gorgeous printables by Ephemera's Vintage Garden, I encourage you to think outside the box and use the papers and little bits and bobs to create more than just a journal.  Remember that your scraps will make wonderful pieces to add to your premade planners, the print outs are wonderful for card sets, pocket letters and even stickers and stationery!  (If you haven't seen my previous posts featuring the stationery and stickers, please see here!  Also, I've created a vintage Valentine themed pocket letter using this collection that you can see here!)
The possibilities are endless!

I hope I've been of some inspiration today and that you will now have a multitude of crafty ideas swirling in your head for these printables!  I'd love to hear what you think of the projects, so please feel free to leave a comment!

Until next time...

Stationery & Sticker Set featuring Ephemeras Vintage Garden...

May I share a pet peeve with you today?
You may laugh, as I'm sure I'm probably the only one who would find this frustrating!  LOL
I still enjoy the old fashioned art of writing letters and have several pen pals that I try to keep in contact with!  Do you know how frustrating it is to try to find a stationery set in this day and age?
Our local office supply store carries nothing in the way of beautiful stationery, and once in awhile I manage to get lucky and score some at the local dollar store...but it's hard!

Well, while brainstorming about what new creative twist I could some up with for another design team project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden Mabel's Diary collection, I decided that I would soothe my frustrations by creating my own stationery and sticker set!

I got designing in my Silhouette program and I love the results that came forward!
Allow me to share...

I imported the images to my Silhouette designer studio program and traced and cut the images I wished to use on the stickers and stationery. Then I got playing around deciding on backgrounds and placements of all the design elements. If you're looking for a fantastic tutorial on creating stickers with your Silhouette Cameo, be sure to check out the blog Silhouette School!  There is a wealth of knowledge on that site!

Here's a closer peek at the 5"x7" stationery paper...

I can hardly wait to write my first letter on this vintage inspired paper!
I do hope my pen pals will enjoy receiving my notes on this gorgeous ephemera inspired collection!

...and now for the stickers...

They turned out beautifully, and I even got the kiss cut to work on the Silhouette Cameo, something I've been having some trouble with as the depth settings needed to be adjusted...but I think I've got it now!  I thought these stickers would be wonderful to decorate the envelopes I send as well as to use in my planner! (Stay tuned as I have a whole post and video coming about what I've done with my planner and the Mabel's Diary Collection shortly!)

Well, that's all for me today!
I do hope you've enjoyed the items I've created here and that I've inspired you to give this a try!
I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave me a comment!

Oh...and I should share...the Mabel's Diary Collection is on sale for just a few more days, so don't let it slip through your fingers at this great price!

Until next time...

Thinking about Easter...

Hello Everyone!
I'm so glad you've taken the time to pop by today!
Feel free to linger awhile, relax and enjoy this week's Heartfelt Creations inspiration!

As I schedule this blog post, I'm headed into a crazy busy week!
We have an ice fishing trip planned for Monday, I spend a day in Winnipeg teaching classes on Tuesday,
my dad has hip replacement surgery on Thursday, and both kids have field trips scheduled during this time and the oldest also has a youth retreat on the weekend!  Think I'm gonna take this one day at a time, and one laundry load at a time!  LOL

If you haven't started thinking Easter as of yet, you may want to give it a thought as it comes a little earlier this's coming in March!  When I first saw the initial reveal of the Sunrise Lily Collection, my thoughts immediately turned to spring and the Easter season!  

For today's project I decided to do an egg shaped Easter gift box...or even a centerpiece if you would desire!

Here's how the project turned out...

...and a little bit more of a close up...

...and one last quick peek at the floral cluster on top of the packaging...

What could be more spring like than lilies and butterflies?

Well, that's all for me sorry to have hurried you through!
I sure hope you take time to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in all of the other fantastic projects the rest of the design team have come up with!
I promise you won't be disappointed!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-263  Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCPC-3720   Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3722  Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-787  Sunrise Lily Die
HCD1-788  Sunrise Lily Swirls Die
HCPC-3650  Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-759  Butterfly Medley Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clean
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
TSMP808  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP804  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Desert Sand
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP602  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
TSMP103  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Stampin Up ink - Cameo Coral, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, Stickles - Rose Gold & Crystal, ribbon, Zutter Bow It All, scor tape, SVG Cuts Poplar Street Tulips SVG Cutting File, Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine, BigShot manual die cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors

For full instructions on how to shape the Sunrise Lily, please see this video.

Using electronic die cutting machine, cut out egg base using white card stock.  Assemble according to cutting file instructions.  Choose patterned paper from in the Sunrise Lily collection for decorative egg panels, and cut using electronic cutting machine.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink.  Adhere to egg box top and bottom pieces.  Stamp 4-5 varying images of the lily sprays from the Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Espresso Truffle ink.  Color, die cut using coordinating dies, shape and adhere images to top of egg until the entire area around the top of the egg has been covered. Once again using Espresso Truffle ink and white card stock, stamp two of the lily flower images.  Color, die cut and shape two large flowers and two small flowers. Adhere to top of packaging as shown.  Shape leaves and add to floral cluster as desired.  Stamp the butterfly images from the Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using a light brown ink, and die cut using coordinating die. Shape slightly, and adhere to packaging. Adhere ribbon and bow to bottom of gift box.  Using your finger tip, apply a liberal amount of Crystal Stickles to butterflies, and a small amount of Rose Gold Stickles to each petal of the lilies.       

The Sunrise Lily Collection...

Hello and Welcome Everyone!
Today marks the release of another gorgeous collection by Heartfelt Creations...The Sunrise Lily!

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

For my first project using this stunning collection, I decided to create a Birthday card.  

Here's a peek...

My favorite lily is the I've tried to recreate one on this card.  I've colored it a light pink, used a toothpick to add the dark pink dots, and then used prills to create the orange stamen.  The other lilies I have colored to blend in with the background image.  I've stamped the garden hat, colored it and then fussy cut it to add to the card.  I've used pop dots to adhere it to the card base so it would be more dimensional.  

Here's a closer look...

And of course I've added tons of sparkle to this card.  These lilies are so rich and regal they just demand it!  LOL

I do hope you've enjoyed your visit here today!  
For more wonderful inspiration and ideas with this collection, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  While you're there, be sure to check out the returning design team vote as well as the chance to apply to be on the Heartfelt Creations design team.  There's only a little time left!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-263  Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCPC-3723  Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3724  Sunrise Lily Flute Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3720   Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-787  Sunrise Lily Die
HCD1-788  Sunrise Lily Swirls Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP103  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe
TSMP808  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP301  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
ANC852  Bright Ideas Prills

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, Derwent Watercolor Pencils - Fuchsia, Felt Green, Saddle Brown, Sun Yellow, Leaf Green, Tangerine, Memento Dye Ink - Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Glitter Ritz - Warm Hilight, Dylusions Spray - Cherry Pie, Martha Stewart Glitter - Rose Quartz, Distress Marker - Black Soot, ribbon, edge distress tool, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, adhesive, scor tape, 3D pop dots, finger daubers, white card stock, toothpic, floral wire

Create a card base measuring 5"x7" using white card stock.  Within the paper collection, locate the premade card panel shown, as well as a premade card panel the same size with an orange outer edge. Using a black marker and the Happy Birthday stamp in the collection, ink the first word and then stamp onto panel.  Clean and dry stamp, ink second word with black marker and then stamp under first word.  Distress all edges of the main card panel using a distressing tool, tearing in a few places allowing the background paper to show through. Ink all edges with a brown colored ink. Adhere a piece of ribbon around the left side of the card panel. Create a triple loop ribbon embellishment to attach later on.  Adhere card panel to background card panel with orange outer edges.  Adhere card front to card base.  Locate the paper within the collection with the images that match the Lily Swirls Dies.  Cut out each of the three similar colored flower images to that on the card front. Shape each die cut slightly. Next, ink two stampings of the lily flower stamp uisng black ink.  Using memento inks and finger daubers, create two small flowers using a yellow and pink combination, and one large flower using a dark and light pink ink.  For the large flower, take a toothpic and and a few delicate dots to each of the flower petals.   Cut using coordinating die and then shape using flower shaping kit. Create two small stamens and one large from white card stock.  Ink the large stamen a light green.  Adhere orange prills to large stamen of pink flower, and then attach to flower.  Follow same steps for small stamen, using pink ink and Glitter Ritz. Arrange shaped flowers in a cluster as shown, and then add in the pre printed die cuts you have already created using pop dots.  You may need to trim apart printed die cuts. Adhere leaves to floral cluster.  Stamp one garden hat image using white card stock and black ink.  Water color using water color pencils.  Shape hat slightly, and then adhere to card using three pop dots stacked one on top of another. Lastly, adhere Glitter Ritz to pink lily, and a pink colored glitter to the rest of the flowers on the creation.        

A Bridal Shower...

Hello and Welcome!
I hope you'll sit and stay awhile!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I so look forward to sharing with you on those days!

Before I share my card with you, I'm wondering...have you seen the new collection coming next week?  It's the Sunrise Lily, and it is gorgeous!  I know I say that to you every time a new collection comes out...but it's always true!
If you haven't already seen the preview, you can see it here!

Now, this week I'm sharing with you a card I created using the adorable Sugar Hollow Collection
This has been the most popular collection to date with Heartfelt Creation releases, and it's so cute and I can totally see why everyone has fallen in love with it!

Well, this week that I decided that Sugar Hollow needed a wedding!
And what comes before a wedding?  A wedding shower of course!
So, I've created a wedding shower card to share with you today!

Allow me to share...

...and here's a closer look at our little feathered bride to be...

I've added some fine silver micro beads to her head to resemble a tiara as well as to her lace veil itself as jewel embellishments.  Isn't she beautiful, all ready for her woodland wedding!

The Sugar Hollow Collection is such a versatile collection to use for so many different occasions...and would make the most adorable wedding invitations as well.

I do hope you've enjoyed today's post!
Be sure to set aside some time today to take in the other gorgeous creations the rest of the design team have created for you this week on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  Also, if you're a Heartfelt Creations fan who loves to create with their products, don't forget that there is a design team call happening right now as well.  You can find all the information here!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCPC-3718  Sugar Hollow Bungalow Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-786  Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die
HCD1-779  Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-778  Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
HCPC-3645  Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3644  Birds and Bloom Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-757  Leafy Branch Die
HCPC-3707  All Glammed Up Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products Used:  white card stock, VersaFine Black ink, BigShot die cutting machine,  pop dots,  Distress Markers -  Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone,  paper trimmer, scissors, Recollection Silver Micro beads, piece of white lace, Stickles - Pink Taffeta and Diamond, scor tape, Art Institute Glue, Spellbinders Fancy Weave Nestabilities Card Creator die

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Birds and Blooms collection.

Create a 4.25" x 5.5" card base from white card stock.  Die cut one topper from the Regal Borders and Pockets Die and two side panels from the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die.  Adhere topper and side panels to the back of the card base.  Cut another backing piece for the card base and attach to back to cover assembly mechanics. Once again using white card stock, cut one die cut of the Spellbinders Fancy Weave Die. Adhere to card base as shown.  Stamp the large bird cage from the Sugar Hollow Collection onto white card stock using black ink, as well as one owl image, one branch image, three leaf bunches and one inking of the flowers from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set.  Color all images using distress markers.  Die cut all images using the coordinating dies.  Adhere bird cage to card base using 3D pop dots. Using the flower shaping tool kit, shape flowers, leaves and branch.  Adhere branch and flowers so that bird cage appears to be hanging from it. Using a small piece of lace and a strong glue, adhere the lace to the owl so it appears to be wearing a bridal veil.  Place a few dots of adhesive to veil and top of owls head and apply small micro beads to give the appearance of a tiara and jewel embellishments. Adhere to card as shown using pop dots.  Using black ink, add sentiment.  Lastly, apply Diamond Stickles to Basket Weave die cut, and a touch of Pink Taffeta Stickles to flowers.    

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