Clean and Simple Classic Roses...

Welcome!
I'm so glad you've taken time out of your busy day to visit here today!

I have something a little bit different to share with you...it's a clean and simple design...the type I  usually shy away from...but the larger rose image in the Classic Rose Collection by Heartfelt Creations just deserved to be showcased in a simple fashion where all eyes are drawn to it!
   Add the fact that we're blog hopping this month with Chameleon Markers, and I knew I would just do some coloring and create a very simple Sympathy Card.  

Here's how the project turned out...


I've done some dimensional matting, as well as a touch of dry embossing on the white background paper.  A few sequins and the creation was complete!

Here's a closer look at that gorgeous rose image...


It has been a pure treat pulling out my Chameleon Markers again!  I had not played with them much until it was announced that we would be doing a collaborative hop with Chameleon Markers!  It takes a little to get the hang of these markers, but just as with flower shaping...practice practice and practice will get you there!
My coloring is not as perfect as I would like it to be...but it will get there!

Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to get all of the details on the giveaways and qualifications to be eligible for the prizes being offered by Heartfelt Creations and Chameleon Markers.  While you're there, be sure to take in the other amazing creations the rest of the design team have created for your inspirations!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3754
Sympathy Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3377
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  black card stock, white card stock, embossing folder (design unknown), paper trimmer, dimensional foam tape, Chameleon Markers - Crimson Red, Olive Grove, Sky Blue, silver sequins, BigShot die cutting machine, scissors, ATG gun, VersaFine Black Ink

Create a 5"x7" card base using white card stock.  Trim a piece of black card stock just slightly smaller than card base and adhere to card front.  Emboss a white piece of card stock slightly smaller than the black mat and dry emboss using embossing folder and manual die cutting machine.  Adhere to card front using dimensional foam tape.  Stamp rose image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using Chameleon Markers.  Stamp sentiment under image using black ink.  Trim image down to desired size and mat onto black card stock slightly larger than the image panel.  Using dimensional foam tape adhere to card front.  Using dries clear adhesive, adhere silver sequins to card as shown. 

It's a Beautiful Life with You...

Can you believe that September is already half gone?
The kids have been in school for a few weeks now, and routine is starting to set in at our house.  
The leaves are turning beautiful shades of yellows, reds and browns and you can just feel that fall is in the air!

Today is Wednesday, so if you've been following me for awhile, you know that means it's a Heartfelt Creations share!

Last week the new Classic Rose Collection was released!  Have you gotten yours already?
It's a beautiful flower and with so many different petal sizes, you can create any size rose you're needing for those special projects.  

Here's my project share for this week...
(My apologies for the poor color in this photo...it's been raining again and I just couldn't catch a break with some sun!)


I've kept the project quite simple this week...a bunch of layered and dimensional matting creates an effective card base giving the creation some extra pizzaz!  I've colored up some of the stamped images used here using Chameleon Markers...we're participating in a month long blog hop in September...there are some great prizes to be won!


Join in the fun and learn some great coloring techniques! Chameleon Markers is offering a chance to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens and we are giving everyone the chance to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate when you leave a comment on the blog and join our creative community on Facebook.

Now, back to more details of my creation...

I've inked the petals on the dimensional rose before shaping with several shades of orange to give the preprinted peach florals on the card front and background a little pop!
I've added some pearls to give the card a soft and romantic touch...and voila...it's complete!
A card that can come together quickly and yet has some stunning dimension and visuals to it!
(You can find the full instructions to creating this project below.)

...and here's a close up of the dimensional rose nestled among the pretty vines...


Did you know...that not only are there a ton more stunning projects posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog created by the uber talented design team...but you can also print off the full instructions to each and every project making recreating any of these cards, layouts or altered art pieces easy!
Be sure to stop by and check it out today!

Well, that's my sharing for this week!
Thanks for visiting...I so appreciate spending time with you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3754 Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCD1-7112 Classic Rose Bouquet Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP201 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Morocco
TSMP801 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Potter's Clay
TSMP200 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
741 Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter

Other Products Used:  white card stock, dimensional foam tape, Chameleon Markers - Seville Orange and Olive Green, scissors, paper trimmer, BigShot die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, white pearls, pop dots, Stickles - Rose Gold, water, mist bottle, sponge dauber

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Classic Rose.

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Locate the decorative papers and card panels as shown on sample.  Trim background mat just slightly smaller than card base.  Trim next two mats decreasing in size as well.  Ink all edges of all matting pieces with a light brown ink.  Adhere to card base using dimensional foam tape.  Locate circle image on premade card panel, fussy cut and ink edges with a light brown color.  Adhere to card front using pop dots.  Stamp one inking of the small rose in the Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, as well as the large vining roses from the Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using Chameleon Markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Using a spritz of water to the back of each image, shape using flower shaping tools.  Adhere rose bouquet image to card to the right side of the sentiment as shown.  Set aside rose vine image for later.  Stamp one inking of the mid sized rose petals onto white card stock using a deep orange color.  Apply various orange colored base inks to petals using sponge dauber.  Die cut using coordinating dies.  Apply a deep orange ink color to edges of petal tips.  Shape using deluxe flower shaping kit.  Adhere to rose bouquet on card front.  Next, snip rose vine image into pieces to fill in around dimensional rose.  Apply pearls in clusters around shaped rose as well as various locations on card base as shown.  Using a dries clear glue, apply glitter to preprinted rose images on card front.  Apply Rose Gold Stickles to shaped flower cluster. 

Celebrate the Season Flip Fold Insert Card Class...

Hello and Welcome!
I have another set of Christmas card classes taking place at both locations of The Scrapbook Cottage located in Steinbach, MB as well as Winnipeg, MB. 

Here is a look at the flip fold insert cards we will be creating in the class...


Here's a few close ups of the cards showing you a few more details...


...and the second card..


...and the inside of card number two - it's a presentation card for a monetary gift...


...and the third and final card...


...and the flip fold action...


...and fully expanded...


I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!
If you're local, I'd love to have you join in on the class fun!  
There's always something new to learn and lots of laughs around the table!

Below you'll find the dates, times and locations these classes are being held.  Be sure to register early with Sharon in Steinbach, or Kathy in Winnipeg as these classes sell out quickly!

Celebrate the Season Card Class Dates:
Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 20/16   12:30pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba - November 17/16 - 12:30 pm   and   6:00pm
(204) 257-2771

Steinbach, Manitoba - October 24/16  12:30pm
Phone:  204-326-6777

Until next time...

Introducing the Classic Rose Collection...

It's new release day with Heartfelt Creations...and I'd like to introduce you to the "Classic Rose" Collection!  It's absolutely dreamy!

Here's a little about it...
 

Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.      

Well, I fell in love with the gorgeous window scene in the paper collection and decided that the window die cut from the Botanic Orchid Collection would be perfect to pair with it on this project!

Here's a peek at my creation for the week...


...and here's a closer look at the new classic rose...


This month we are partnering up with Chameleon Markers...and if you haven't tried them yet, they are awesome!  I've used them in this project to color all of the foliage, as well as the stamped background rose images.  The shaped flowers have been inked using Rouge ColorBox ink.
I've added a touch of white gesso to some of the petals on each of the shaped roses just to give them a softer look.  I've added glitter to the stamped and colored images, as well as the preprinted image on the background paper.

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks project and have been inspired to create some beautiful roses of your own!  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more amazing projects featuring this new collection as well as Chameleon Markers!

Until next time...
 Product Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3754 Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCD1-7112 Classic Rose Bouquet Die
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
71015 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rouge
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used:  white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, white gesso, Glitter Ritz, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Chameleon Markers - Dusty Rose, Olive Grove, sponge dauber, mist bottle, water, distress tool

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Classic Rose.

Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Locate background panel in paper collection, trim slightly smaller than the card base.  Distress edges, ink with a brown colored ink and adhere to card base.  Die cut Botanic Window from white card stock and adhere to card front.  Locate sentiment strip in paper collection, trim and ink all edges with brown colored ink.  Adhere to card front.  Stamp one inking of the vining roses from the Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, along with the large rose image found in the Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color images using Chameleon Markers.  Die cut using coordinating dies and shape using a spritz of water and your flower shaping tools.  Adhere to card as shown, vine winding up window front and larger rose image on opposite bottom corner.  Stamp two inkings of all petal pieces and the leaf image from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color leaves using Chameleon Markers.  Using a sponge dauber, lightly color all of the rose pieces using a pink ink.  Create one large rose, one mid-size, one smaller rose as well as one bud following the instructions found in the video link above.  Adhere to card as shown.  Adhere leaves to rose clusters where extra foliage is needed.  Using your finger tip, apply a light covering of white gesso to a few of the rose petals on each flower.   Using a dries clear glue and some Glitter Ritz, apply glitter to areas on stamped background rose images as well as preprinted card base image. 


Frosty Friend Gift Bag...

Welcome friends to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
This week I have a super quick and easy project to share with you...it's a Christmas gift bag!
I've used my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from SVG Cuts which you can find here!

Here's how my project for the week turned out...


The snowflake die paired with the skating snowman stamp and die combo made super quick and easy decorating!  I've added some Stickles to give it that holiday sparkle, and I've robbed the handles to use in my gift bag from a purchased one that had seen better days and was ready to be recycled.
I decided that it would be fun to create matching tissue paper, so I stamped the skating snowman image multiple times onto white tissue paper using a dark blue ink.  

Quick, simple and yet effective enough to gift those Christmas items that you had to purchase because you didn't find the time to do handmade...or you have a few people in your list who don't appreciate a handmade gift but would use a handmade gift bag to pass along another gift!  LOL

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet!
I hope you've enjoyed today's project...and be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more holiday inspirations showcasing the lovely Snow Kissed Collection!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Snow Kissed Paper Collection, HCDP1-269
Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3750
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die, HCD1-7107
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die, HCD1-7108
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Zip Dry Paper Glue, 273900

Other Products Used:  Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine, SVG Cuts Happy Holidays File, BigShot manual die cutting machine, white card stock, navy card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, Ranger Distress Markers - Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Stickles - Cranberry, Ice Blue, Pine, white tissue paper, handles recycled from older purchased gift bag, pop dots

Choose designer paper combinations for gift bag from Snow Kissed Collection.  Using electronic die cutting machine and purchased gift bag file, cut pieces and assemble using a strong paper glue.  Die cut snowflake background from white card stock and decorative portion from navy card stock.  Adhere together and adhere to gift bag using pop dots.  Apply Patina Stickles to entire decorative portion of snowflake and allow to dry.  Stamp snowman onto white card stock using VersaFine Black ink.  Color using Ranger Distress Markers.  Die cut using manual die cutting machine and coordinating die.  Adhere to snowflake using doubled up pop dots for added dimension.  Remove handles from a purchased gift bag that is ready to be recycled and add to gift bag.  Stamp snowman image repeatedly onto white tissue paper using blue ink and stuff gift bag. 


Christmas Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone!
I'm so glad you could join me here today in my little area of blogland!
I have a super treat for you today....actually 24 of them if you're lucky!  LOL
It's another Snow Kissed Collection project created with Heartfelt Creations products!

I won't keep you in suspense any longer!
Here's this weeks projects....a Christmas Advent Calendar!


Now...it's not very often that I will come out and share with you that I love a project...but this one just makes me giddy with happiness!  I love the way it turned out...so much so that I've promised the kids that I will try to make them each one and include them in the designing!  

I've used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the phrase along with the pieces for the advent calendar itself!  The entire project has been completed with the Snow Kissed Paper Collection by Heartfelt Creations with the exception of the back...which is a simple white card stock.  I chose this particular advent calendar file because I loved the fact that it had a shadow box area in which to build a scene as I love dimension!

Here's a closer look from a different angle...


I've fussy cut the upper corner greenery image from the same paper that I've cut the scene from for the backing of the shadowbox area.  I've stamped the little snowman onto white card stock and have colored him with my Ranger Distress Markers.  I've fussy cut the ornamental baubles from another of the decorative papers in the collection and applied them to make them seem that they are hanging from the greenery.  As a final touch I've added some Glitter Snow to the bottom of the shadowbox area and up the side, as well as around the greenery section.  I added some extra Glitter Ritz to the snow because I felt it needed more sparkle.  I've also used my Designer Dries Clear Glue and fine metal tip along with some more Glitter Ritz to add some sparkle to the river scene.  

Here's a closer peek...


I know I would love to fill this up with yummy chocolates and treat myself to one each day on the countdown to Christmas!

I hope you've enjoyed today's little tour of my latest creation!
I'd love to know what you think...so please feel free to leave a comment for me!

Also don't forget to head on down to the Heartfelt Creations blog where they have more wonderful Christmas inspirations for you this week!  The design team has worked hard and would love to hear from you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Snow Kissed Paper Collection, HCDP1-269
Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3750
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Zip Dry Paper Glue, 273900
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, SVG Attic Advent Calendar Cut File, scissors, Aleene's Glitter Snow, black card stock, Ranger Distress Markers - Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmelade, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Glitter Ritz, 3D pop dots, VersaFine Black Ink, Silhouette Design Store Design ID#70864, paint brush

Using electronic die cutting machine, white card stock and instructions that accompany SVG File purchase, cut all base pieces and assemble using a strong paper glue.  Choose papers from designer paper collection to use for the various pieces of cut file.  Locate the river scene as shown to use as backing in the shadow box portion of the calendar.  Cut decorative boxes using designer paper and assemble.   Fussy cut greenery image from the top of paper that was used for the center river scene image panel.  Adhere to inside top corner of shadow box as shown using pop dots for dimension.  Fussy cut decorative baubles from paper collection and adhere to calendar as shown.  Using your electronic die cutting machine and black card stock, cut numbers and Christmas phrase.  Adhere to advent calendar using dries clear glue and fine metal tip.  Stamp snowman image onto white card stock and color using distress markers.  Fussy cut and adhere to advent calendar as shown using pop dots. Using a paint brush adhere snow all across bottom of advent calendar as well as around the greenery portion of the calendar.  Apply Glitter Ritz and allow to dry.  Using your Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and fine metal tip, apply glitter to areas in river scene you wish to have sparkle.  Advent calendar measures approx. 12" x 12".     

  

Upcoming Card Class...

It's time to start settling back into a routine!
Fall is around the corner, the evenings are getting cooler, the days shorter and the kids will be heading off to school next week!
That also means that we'll be resuming Heartfelt Creations classes at The Scrapbook Cottage locations in both Steinbach and Winnipeg!

Christmas is fast approaching so we thought you might enjoy getting a jump start on your holiday cards and a few other crafty items!
We'll be using the fun and adorable Snow Kissed Collection!

Here's a little more info about the class...


We'll be creating 3 simple card creations, along with one tiny gift box and two gift tags in this class!
 This first card is actually a gift card holder and will be finished on the inside as well and showcases the elegant snowflake die from the Snow Kissed Collection...


This next card is a simple card with a cut out dimensional area using the Cut Mat Create System...and don't you just love the snowflake die cuts!


...and this last card is a quick and simple design using the smallest pine tree stamps and dies in the Snow Kissed Collection along with the Cut Mat Create dies...


The Snow Kissed Collection comes with an awesome little gift box that makes assembling small homemade gift packaging super fast!  Using the tag stamp and die set along with the large snowflake die, you're well on your way to creating some elegant packaging....and of course a poinsettia just completes the look...


...and of course we have to make a few tags to mark our beautifully wrapped gifts!  Quick and easy as well with the tag and stamp die along with an adorable snowman and a large pine tree!  And the snowflake background and delicate die cut make a super cute gift card or tag...


I hope I've been able to inspire you with this post if you're unable to attend the class.  
However, if you are interested in this upcoming class, be sure to sign up with either Sharon in the Steinbach location, or Kathy at the Winnipeg location!  Remember seating is limited!
I look forward to seeing you there!

Snow Kissed Card Class Dates:
Winnipeg, Manitoba - September 27/16   12:30pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 04 - 12:30 pm   and   6:00pm
(204) 257-2771

Steinbach, Manitoba - October 06  12:30pm
Phone:  204-326-6777

Until next time...

Winter Wedding Favor Box...

Hello!
How are you this morning, afternoon or evening!
If you've been following me for awhile you'll know that every Wednesday brings a 
special creation featuring Heartfelt Creations!

For this week I've decided to use the wonderful little box die that comes in the Snow Kissed Collection.  I had an idea for a winter themed wedding or shower with this little box paired with the gorgeous window die from the Botanic Orchid Collection.  

Let's take a look...


I chose to add some bridal type stamens to the poinsettias for this project to keep with the bridal theme.  I've heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder along with the snowflakes.
The flowers have been stamped on a light blue patterned paper from the paper collection and then inked lightly with a blue ink.

Here's a bit of a closer look at the flower arrangement...

 
 The snowflakes have also been heat embossed and then inked with a platinum color ink to give them some shine.  The wooden word has been lightly painted with a white distress paint and then sponged with the platinum ink as well.

Here's a closer look without the little tulle drawstring bag of Hershey Kisses...


I can just picture a crafty bride and her bridesmaids sitting in a room where they've gathered together their manual die cutting machines, a bunch of inks in the colors of the wedding color palette and of course their shaping tools...ready to create these as table favors for their guests.  The beauty of this project is that you can change up the colors, flowers, etc. to match the theme of your wedding!  This would be equally as stunning using orchids, fuchsias, and even daisies!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see many more stunning winter and Christmas themed creations featuring the Snow Kissed Collection.

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP-1269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die
HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, white embossing powder, heat tool, ColorBox Chalk Ink - French Blue, textured white card stock, plain white card stock, snowflake embossing folder, VersaFine Black Ink, Brilliance Dew Drop - Platinum Planit, sponge dauber, white flower stamens, wood cut out - Love, Ranger Distress Paint - Picket Fence, water, spritz bottle

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the Sparkling Poinsettia flowers.

Die cut gift box and window pieces using textured white card stock.  Assemble box and adhere window to back of box.  Trim a panel piece, just slightly smaller than the front of the gift box from plain white card stock.  Dry emboss using manual die cutting machine and snowflake embossing folder.  Adhere to box front.  Locate a piece of light blue patterned paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection, stamp one inking of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and heat embosss using white embossing powder and heat tool.  Color using sponge daubers and a touch of blue ink.  Die cut using coordinating die.  Using flower shaping tools and spritz of water, shape one large double poinsettia and one smaller.  Once dry, pierce the flower centers with piercing tool and slip stamens through and adhere to back.  Adhere flowers to bax as shown.  Stamp one inking of the snowflake cluster from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set onto plain white card stock.  Apply white embossing powder and heat set.  Sponge lightly with Platinum colored ink.  Die cut using coordinating die and adhere to box as shown.  Paint wood cut out word with white paint, allow to dry and then sponge with platinum ink.  Adhere to box.  

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