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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CD Holder Mini Album with Video Presentation


Hi Everyone!

I made another mini album, but this album is much smaller than the one I did for Black Friday back in Nov. 2015!  (You can see that post here as well as the YouTube Video for it here.)

The video is just slightly more than 2 minutes:


The step by step instructions for this CD Holder Mini Album are posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

The project is made using Heartfelt Creations HCFP1-435-1 Pocket and Flip fold Inserts C - Black
package.  There are four flip-fold inserts in the package, and I used two of them to create this album:
  • The The Mini Album uses HCFP1-435-1 Pocket/Flip Fold Insert A (12.0" x 5.5”).
  • The CD Holder uses HCFP1-435-1 Pocket/Flip Fold Insert B (12.0" x 7.75”).
The album is easy to create because the base pieces are already cut and scored.  You just cover with your favorite papers, glue the ends you want sealed, and assemble in any combination you prefer!  They are so much fun to work with - and so versatile!  I am totally serious when I tell you that the shaker-card style front took me longer to make than the entire album! LOL!

Here are some still close-up photos of the project:
There's lots more fabulousness posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!! Head over and check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a blessed week!

Anne

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Berry Cafe is Berry Awesome!



Happy Wednesday Friends!

The newest collection from Heartfelt Creations has been released today and it is a sweet one!!  The Berry Cafe joins the amazing line-up of awesome products!! 
Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

To make this card, I layered papers from the Berry Cafe collection, die cut out the pre-colored focal image (that die-cuts out perfectly with the coordinating die!) and made some of the little strawberry blossoms included in the collection.  Everything is adhered with foam dots to create a dimensional soda shop scene! 

The step-by-step details for my card are posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog today!  Be sure to check out all the amazing projects and inspiration the DT came up with! 

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

Anne

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birthday Blessings Made from Left-Behind Pieces


Hello all!

For today's card, I went through my Heartfelt Creations stash of "leftovers" -- pieces and parts that I started out using but somehow they never materialized into a card or project.  Let me just confess right now that I have a "lot" of left-behind pieces to work with LOL!!




Hiding in my piles were quite a few Majestic Morning die cuts.  My at-the-time, all-time favorite (before all the new all-time-favorites followed!).  Since some were already colored a rich purple, I decided to pair them with the Italiana Riviera collection because the beautiful papers featured purples, grapevines, wine and such. 





I shaped and assembled as many flowers as I had die cuts, and colored  them with Viva Decor Violet 3-D Stamp Paint.  Then I selected a card panel with a vineyard scene from the paper collection.  I decided it "must" also have some sort of  pavilion surrounding the landscape scene and went with two of the Raindrops on Roses die cuts.  All edges were aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.




It was quite satisfying (and fun!) to actually use up the pieces I had said I'd save for "another time"! Take a look at your stash and see what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where this card (with all the details), along with many more gorgeous samples from the DT are posted!

Have a blessed week!
Anne

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Frog Collage Card



Hi Friends,

I have to say, the combination of the Heartfelt Creations Flip Fold Inserts and any HC collection makes these kind of interactive cards so easy and fun to create.  It's just a matter of deciding on a theme -- and off you go!  I reach for them quite a lot now, what a time-saver!

 For this card, I selected one of the panel inserts from the Pocket and Flipfolds "B" package (HCFP1-434-1). This is a great package choice to have on hand to make cards (even if you're not a mini-album fan)!  I used the smallest panel in the set and accordion-folded it following the pre-scored lines.


I trimmed different papers into mats from the Winking Frog paper collection to cover each of the panels.  I didn't really even measure, I just aligned the papers next to each panel and made pencil marks where I wanted to cut them.  Obviously, you can certainly take the time to measure and you'd probably get a "neater" version than mine!




Next, I die cut several of the images directly from the papers - I just matched up the coordinating dies to the different characters and instantly had lots of fun images to work with on my card.  This is the best part of all - lots of fussy cutting results without the fussy cutting!





I also created some water lilies and lily pads and attached them with foam dots to add even more dimension on some of the panels.

The fun part was just adding all my die-cut images and my lily pad flowers to the panels and seeing the fun results come to life with very little effort!
There's just so many options and ways to use the different papers, dies, stamps and tools that HC has!  You can see lots more ideas on the HC Blog today - every one different, and each one inspiring and fun!  I hope you'll check it out!!

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

Anne