Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Sweet Serenity

We are pleased to present the Sweet Serenity Collection. This set includes a floral frame die, four new nature stamps, four animal stamps and some fun floral and typographical stamps. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $113.94

Heartfelt Creations Products
Vintage Floret Frame PreCut Set  HCPC 3522
Tranquil Evening PreCut Seet HCPC 3525
Butterfly And Bunny PreCut Set HCPC 3524
Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set HCPC 3500
Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set HCPC 3502
Decorative Leafy Frame HCD 731
Vintage Floret Die HCD 727
Decorative Lace Border Die HCD 713
Posy Patch Collection Patterned Paper HCDP1 231

Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts Ribbon - 1" Crochet/Velvet Center 372-1-17
Clearsnap Ink: Donna Salazar Chox - Pomegranate, Blue Jay, Sage, Petals, Sparrow;  Smooch Glitz -  Lime Twist, Firecracker
WorldWin Papers Cardstock: CutMates Springwater
Bruynzeel Aquarel Pencils
Xyron Mega Runner

Directions for 6 x 6 Card:
Stamp the Vintage Floret Frame and cut with the matching Decorative Leafy Frame die.  Stamp, cut and shape the Vintage Floret Flowers to correspond with the flowers on the frame.  Add color to the petals by sponging on pink chalk ink. Add Smooch Glitz sparkle accent ink, over the leaves and parts of the flowers.  Add a pearl to the center of the two smaller flowers. Stamp the scene onto light patterned paper, and color with Aquarel pencils.  Blend with a water brush. Cut a circle around the image to fit behind the round opening in the frame and glue into place. Add a portion of a cut from the Decorative Lace Border die on the right side.  Attach ribbon between the two die cuts.  Stamp the sentiment and cut with Timeless Rectangle die.  Leave in the die, and ink around the edges with the pink chalk in.  Add pearls at the top and bottom, and adhere to the ribbon.  Mount the card front on a 6 x6 base.

Monday, March 11, 2013

In Your Easter Bonnet

I've got a fun and different fancy fold card to share with you today! And the great part - it's super easy to make!  The outside looks like a normal card, but there's a surprise on the inside.
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Paper
DCWV Cardstock
Hampton Art/Graphic 34 Ladies Diary Stamp Set 3
Spellbinders Dies: Labels 3
May Arts Ribbon 365-2-10
Clearsnap Ink
Copic Markers
To make the inside of the card, cut a base 10" x 6".  You are going to cut two slits in the paper, parallel with the long side of the paper.  Measure down and inch and over an inch, and cut an 8" cut.

I think you will understand the cuts and scores more if you look at my diagram.  The black lines indicate where to cut and and dotted red lines indicate where to score. 
As you can see, you are going to score all the way from top to bottom at the 5" mark.  At the 3" and 7" you are only going to score the one inch strips at the top and bottom.  The center portion will be scored at 1", 1 3/4", 8 1/4", and 9".  The small bands are going to pop out and the larger center section will fold in. Decorate this base as you desire.
Cut a card base slightly larger than the inside (10 1/2 x 6 1/2).  Score at 5 1/4.  Use Scor-tape to attach the folded paper to the card base, but make sure you only add the tape along the two outer sides, and horizontally along the 1" border just to the first fold on each side.  If you glue down any more, the card won't pop out like it is supposed to.
Add your card front, and you are all set!

Coming Up Soon - Happy Easter!

Easter is coming up in just a few short weeks, so I didn't want to miss the chance to share a card for the holiday.


Graphic 45 Patterned Paper -  Once Upon  a Spring
May Arts Ribbon - HA-5-17
Clearsanp Smooch Glitz:  Limetwist, Firecracker