Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christmas Card in a Box

 Hello Friends!

I made several of these "card in a box" cards with a couple different Heartfelt Creations collections -- the one I'm sharing today is with the Celebrate the Season collection.  Just a wonderful color palette and of course Poinsettias, so what's not to love??

Here's a closeups of what's inside:

The main thing to remember is to create the card first, then insert it into the clear box, and then add the frame or additional embellishments to the outside of the box so you can see how they align with your card.  Here's the card that is inside the box:
See what I mean, jelly bean?  :)

Step by step instructions are on the HC Blog today!  Check it out and you'll find lots more inspiring creations by the amazing Design Team!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week!!

Anne

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Heartfelt Celebrates the Season


Hi Friends!

July reminds us that Christmas is only six months away!!  And to get a fun jump-start on making your cards this year, like you always say you're going to do "next year" (lol!), Heartfelt Creations is releasing "Celebrate the Season" collection today!!
"The time has come to once again “Celebrate the Season” with Heartfelt Creations!  Non-traditional in color, this new holiday themed collection showcases an assortment of exceptional winter hues…shades of teals, pinks, greens and violets resembling the northern lights, whites as crisp as freshly fallen snow and ice blues mimicking frozen ponds beneath the blades of gently gliding ice skates.  Four fanciful cling stamp sets filled with old fashioned themed illustrations of ornate sleighs, wooden gates, gifts, skates, mittens, and simple wreaths filled with poinsettias and greenery, along with an assortment of charming sentiments will bring feelings of nostalgia from Christmas past to all of your crafty creations while being paired with the contemporary color palette of Christmas present.  Three coordinating sets of dies will have you creating your very own dimensional embellishments perfect for holiday cards, layouts and altered art pieces.  Join us as we “Celebrate the Season” and get an early start to all of our holiday themed creating."
The color palette for this holiday collection is wonderful! I love the non-traditional pastels that are featured. They're cheerful and feel "cool", and here in Texas, that's just about perfect timing right now!

I went for a little more of a vintage feel for my first card from the collection.  Just because the images seemed more from a days-gone-by era.  Good times... The collection has some mini poinsettias to die cut and color, so it was fun going for an unconventional lavender color for my poinsettias.

There's lots of fun winter-y images that you can stamp and die cut to add to your projects, or you can diecut pre-colored ones that come with the papers collection like I did here.  I distressed them with Ranger Tea Dye ink to coordinate with the rest of the card. 

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog this week! Step by step instructions and a list of products I used are posted there. Plus lots of fun samples and beautiful inspiration using the new collection!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!
Anne

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hummingbirds in Flight

Hello Friends!

Wishing all of you a very happy Wednesday!!  Today I'm posting another card made from the Botanical Orchid Collection.  I love the hummingbirds from this set - they come in all sizes and you even have the option to use pre-colored images for those of us that run out of productive hours way too soon everyday!!


I created the orchids using the coordinating Botanical Orchid stamp and die set and die cut pre-colored hummingbirds right from the paper collection.  Easy peasy to do and the results make me happy!

Be sure to take a moment to see all the amazing works of art on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!  I just have to say WOW to all my fellow Design Team members, their work is amazing!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week!
Anne
 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Introducing the Botanic Orchid Collection!

Hello Friends!

Hope you are having a great week!  I'm excited to bring you another new collection from Heartfelt Creations! “The Botanic Orchid Collection”!
Showy, elegant and graceful, the divine orchid flower is one that is most certainly recognizable for its unique shape and known for taking center stage all on its own!  Heartfelt Creations presents to you their newest collection...The Botanic Orchid.  Overflowing with stunning floral images enveloped in soothing moss like greens, soft sky blues, creamy whites and flowery pinks, alongside rich burgundies and vibrant teals this collection is sure to appeal to any flower enthusiast.  Intricate illustrations and die cuts of orchid blossoms and bouquets, accompanied by delightful hummingbirds and scripted sentiments will have you creating your very own botanical experience with hand shaped orchid flowers bringing a realistic touch to all of your paper creations!  Preprinted sentiments along with those in the stamp collection are ideal for covering a wide range of occasions including weddings, friendship, sickness, encouragement and sympathies.  As one of the oldest flower species in the world, this unusual blossom native to rainforests and jungles has also taken on beautiful meanings relating to each specific orchid color including innocence, grace, joy, respect, admiration, health, happiness and passion, making this the perfect flower to convey a silent but special message for friends and loved ones on any paper creation! 

For my card, I created the featured orchids from white cardstock and added just a smidge of blue and pink to give them some color.  I did the same with the beautiful hummingbird (one of two in this collection!!) and layered them onto the coordinating card front that comes from the paper collection. I also die cut a couple of lacy border corner pockets to frame the sentiment.

The samples on the HC Blog today are absolutely stunning!  You have to check them out!!

Have a blessed week everyone!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Anne

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Under the Sea - New Release from Heartfelt

Hello Everyone!

Today brings an awesome new release from Heartfelt Creations - "Under the Sea"!  The colors in this collection are absolutely gorgeous! I loved this new set from the minute I got my hands on it!
 Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air.  Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside.  The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in.  Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure.  A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors.  Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you.  Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations.   The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul.  Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms.  The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design.  We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!



The card I'm sharing today features one of the pre-colored images of the large conch shell from the Under the Sea Paper that I die cut with the coordinating die from the release.  I used the same die to cut the silhouette of the shell from a folded piece of white cardstock to create a small shaped card. I layered the pre-colored image onto the front of the folded shape, then layered it onto one of the gorgeous card bases from the Paper Collection!  Now, if you open up the shell on the front of the card, you'll find a sentiment stamped inside!  The card opens up to lots of space on the inside for more sentiments or writing!





I also stamped and diecut three hybiscus flowers to go with it, which are also part of this new release! The step-by-step details are on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!  There's so so many fun ways to use this set - stop by the HC blog to see all the gorgeous samples.  And -- Bonus!!  On top of that - you'll get to see work from all the new HC Design team designers for 2016!!  Awesome and amazing doesn't even describe it this month!!  See for yourself!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!

Anne