Frolicking Froggie Fun...

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with me today!
Life has been somewhat chaotic at our house for the last two weeks, so for this weeks share I decided to create a quick and simple card featuring the Winking Frog Collection by Heartfelt Creations.

Here's a peek...

I love that Heartfelt Creations has the various sized card panels that make creating a card in a pinch so quick and easy!  For this creation, I've chosen a background paper, popped up the pre made card panel, shaped two lily pads and created one larger water lily!  For the extra special finishing touches, I've die cut the coordinating printed frog images and popped up three of them using dimensional pop dots...and of course added some dew drops to the water lilies.  A touch of glitter and you've assembled an adorable project in just a short matter of time!

How about a closer look at the aquatic plants...

Well, that's all for me today...short, sweet and to the point!
Be sure to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the assortment of projects the rest of the design team have come up with this week for your inspiration!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-264 Winking Frog Paper Collection
HCPC-3729 Leaping Frogs Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3725 Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-790 Water Lily Die
HCD1-792 Leaping Frogs Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP103 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe
TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP708 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854 Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
311070 Water Dew Drops

Other Products Used: white card base, BigShot die cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors, 3D pop dots, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, sponge daubers

Watch this video to learn how to create and shape the flowers.

Begin with a white 4.25"x5.5" card base.  Choose a background paper from within the paper collection and trim slightly smaller than the card base allowing a white border to show.  Ink all edges with a brown color ink and adhere to card base.  Locate the pre made card panel shown and stamp the sentiment onto the panel using black ink.  Ink all edges of the panel with a brown colored ink.  Using pop dots, adhere panel to card base.  Stamp the water lily cling stamp set onto white card stock using black colored ink. Using sponge daubers, color images and then die cut using coordinating dies. Shape lily pads and water lilies.  Adhere aquatic flower cluster to card as shown.  Locate a matching leaping frogs image from the paper collection and die cut using the coordinating die.  Using a scissor, trim the frogs apart.  Adhere three of the frogs to the card panel image using pop dots to give the image extra added dimension.  Lastly, apply glue to water lily petals using a fine tip and sprinkle flower with glitter and adhere dew drops to lily pads as desired.      

Together We Have It All...

Happy Hump Day!
Have you been enjoying the current collection by Heartfelt Creations....the Winking Frogs?
I love them!

This week I decided to incorporate a few different dies from a few past collections on my project! 
I've used a decorative die from the Everyday Heroes Die Collection, the Fleur Pocket Dies from the Flip Fold Album Collection, as well as the heart shape from the Timeless Amour Die set.

Allow me to show you...

I did a bunch of layering on this particular creation.  I loved the smaller, rectangular premade card embellishment panel with the fiddle'n frog and decided that he really needed to serenade the adorable frogs in love!  They were cut from one of the premade card panels within the collection.  

I stamped the lily pads and flowers and then heat embossed them with Stampendous Frantage Aged Hunter Embossing Powder.  It's a beautiful blend of greens and golds that leave a wonderful texture as well.  After embossing and die cutting the stamped images, I took the lily pads and sprinkled a little bit more around the edges and heated the pieces from underneath so the embossing powder didn't fly off.  

The flowers were sponged with light green and pink ink and then shaped.  I've added some pink Stickles to the tips of the flowers, prills to the centers and then a touch of Stickles to the prills as well.  

Here's a closer peek...

This collection is so cute and romantic, isn't it!!!

The rest of the design team have come up with some incredible creations again this week, so be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration!
What have you been creating with the Winking Frog Collection...or any other Heartfelt Creations Collection for that matter!  Feel free to leave me a link in the comments with your creations...I'd love to pop in for a visit!

Until next time...

Project Instructions & Supplies
HCDP1-264  Winking Frog Paper Collection
HCPC-3725  Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-790  Water Lily Die
HCD1-778  Fleur Borders and Pocket Dies
HCD1-761  Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-728  Timeless Amour Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
85-glitter  Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
ANC821  Hot Mama Prills

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, Spellbinders - Majestic Square, Pink Taffeta Stickles, pop dots, Stampendous Aged Hunter Embossing Enamel, green sequins, scor tape, scissors, paper trimmer, VersaFine Black ink, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, white card stock, heat tool, Stampin Up Positively Pink ink, sponge daubers

For full instructions on how to shape the water lily, please see this video tutorial.

Locate 6"x6" premade card panel with the floating frog, narrow premade card panel with the frog playing fiddle, and small premade card panel with frogs in love as shown.  Ink all edges using a brown ink.  Turn square card panel so that the floating frog is on the side of the card where the narrow panel will be placed.  Layer the narrow piece over the square card panel as shown and adhere.  Cut out the circle frog image from the small card panel and set aside.  Die cut the decorative die from the Everyday Heroes die from a light green patterned paper and ink edges with brown ink.  Using the dark green patterned paper die cut the large die from the Spellbinders Majestic Squares, as well as two hearts from the Timeless Amour Collection.  Die cut two of the smaller Fleur corner die cuts from a light patterned paper, and ink edges with a brown colored ink.  Adhere dark green square base die cut to card as shown, then the decorative die on top of it.  Adhere corner dies to card as shown.  Adhere circular frog image using pop dots centered over decorative die cut.  Adhere heart die cuts as shown.  Locate sentiment in paper collection, trim, ink edges with brown colored ink and apply to card with pop dots.  Stamp water lilies and lily pads onto white card stock and heat emboss with embossing enamel.  Die cut using coordinating dies.  Sprinkle a bit of loose embossing enamel around the edge of each lily pad.  Heat from underneath the die cut until enamel melts. Once cooled, add some light green ink to centers and ink edges with a darker green ink. Shape lily pads slightly, and adhere to card using pop dots.  Ink the center areas of the water lilies with a pink ink, and the outer tips with a light green ink.  Shape, layer and adhere to card as shown.  Adhere prills to flower centers, Stickles to tips, sequins as desired and glitter to all swirls around frog with fiddle. 

C'mon in to Mushroom Manor...

Welcome to new release day with Heartfelt Creations!
Allow us to introduce to you the "Winking Frog" Collection!
It's sooooo cute!
I really need to put you on high alert as I think this collection will sell out quickly!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations online store to snatch yours up early!'s a little more about the Winking Frogs...

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and  be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly.  Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air.  Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows.  Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment!  Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection.  Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here.  The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!

The first thing I thought of when I saw this collection were old fashioned children's books, wedding announcements and a fun toadstool gift box!  It's the latter that I decided to go with to premiere this adorable collection!

Here's a peek...

I wanted this gift box to be something extra special....lots of sparkle, so it looked like something magical out of a fairy tale.  I actually envisioned this as a fun engagement ring presentation.  Imagine receiving your ring from your prince in this fairy tale container!  LOL  Those two wide eyed frogs in love sitting under their own toadstool being "croaked" to by the fiddle'n frog in the front yard of their mushroom manor!  LOL

Here's a closer look...

...and of course one has to include water lilies and lily pads to this swamp style creation...all with a visiting dragon fly...

...and as these close up photos show you, I was completely serious about having this gift box sparkle...

I do hope you've enjoyed my share today!
I hope you've been completely inspired to create a magical fairy tale creation yourself with the new Winking Frog Collection!  Wouldn't it be completely adorable paired up with the owls of Sugar Hollow?  LOL

The rest of the design team has come up with some magical creations of their own!  So be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to continue your hunt for the Winking Frogs!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-264  Winking Frogs Paper Collection
HCPC-3725  Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3726  Fiddle'n Frog Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3730  Froggy Hangout Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-790  Water Lily Die
HCD1-792  Leaping Frogs Die
HCD1-779  Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products Used:  Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine, BigShot manual die cutting machine, SVG Cuts Cotton Tail Village file, decorative moss, Ranger Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, and Spun Sugar, Crystal Stickles, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink,  Zip Dry Glue, scissors, paper trimmer, red card stock, pop dots, white card stock, teal card stock,  spray bottle, water

Choose the papers you wish to use for the various pieces of the toadstool gift box and cut using electronic die cutter and downloaded svg files.   Ink all edges of all pieces using a brown colored ink and assemble gift box according to instructions with cutting files.  Trim sentiment strip (shown on bottom of box) and mushroom decorative strip (shown on lid of box) from the paper collection, ink all edges and adhere to gift box.  Cut several decorative die cuts from the Regal Borders and Pockets Die using red cardstock and adhere to lid of gift box from the underside to create a decorative border.  Fussy cut the frog couple image from the paper pack, ink with brown ink and adhere to box using pop dots.  Stamp Fiddle'n Frog, dragon fly, water lilies and lily pads onto white card stock using black ink.  Color and cut using coordinating dies.  Using a small spritz of water and the deluxe flower shaping tools, shape one double lily and two lily pads.  Adhere to top of gift box.  Shape dragon fly gently and adhere to top of toadstool.  Adhere frog to side of gift box, as well as a small amount of decorative moss where desired. Cut out some dots for dimensional pieces on top of mushroom using electronic die cutting machine, files and teal card stock.  Adhere to mushroom top with pop dots.  Apply stickles everywhere on gift box to create a magical storybook inspired gift box.

You're the Best...

I'm back today with my last post featuring the Sunrise Lily collection by Heartfelt least for now!  I have to say that I have enjoyed this collection immensely!
If you're new to flower shaping, this is a flower that comes together beautifully, and is a great place to start gaining confidence with your flower shaping!  Definitely a flower and collection I will go back to often!

This week I decided to feature the gorgeous bouquet and vase set in the collection.  I opted not to put any flowers onto this version as I wanted the beauty of the stand alone vase to be showcased. (I'll place another photo of another version I created based around the same design at the bottom of the post that I will be offering in upcoming card classes which has the shaped flowers incorporated.)

Here's how the creation turned out...

I've colored the vase and bouquet using Ranger Distress markers and then shaped them using the Deluxe flower shaping kit. I've also used one of the decorative dies by Heartfelt Creations to create a fancy border on the opening of the card.  

Here's a closer look...

...I've also popped the vase arrangement off the card front to give it some dimension
and added some sparkle with Crystal Stickles (the pic doesn't show them very well)...

...lastly, I've used a matching card panel to that of the front featuring the oval I trimmed...

The card panels in the paper collection make for such quick and beautiful coordinating projects!

And as is the picture of the card class that I will be holding shortly and you will see a version of this design, as well as last weeks creation included...

I do hope you'll pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the other amazing creations the rest of the design team have come up with!  The voting for semi finalists is also taking place at this sure to visit these talented creators and leave them some blog love...then head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and vote for your 5 favorite!  It's going to be a difficult choice for sure!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
 HCDP1-263  Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCPC-3723  Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-789  Sunrise Lily Bouquet Die
HCD1-762  Decorative Oval Die
HCD1-779  Regal Borders and Pocket Dies
HCPC-3354  Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, scissors, paper trimmer, Ranger Distress Markers - Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, pop dots, Diamond Stickles

For tips and tricks when die cutting using detailed dies on a card base, please see video here.

Begin with a white 5"x7" card base.  Die cut decorative edge onto front of card. Locate a light pink patterned paper from within the Sunrise Lily paper collection and cut a mat just slightly smaller than the solid portion on the card front, and a second mat for the inside of the card just slightly smaller than the inside base, allowing a white border from the card base to show.   Locate two of the same 5"x7" card panels with the lily images as shown on oval on front of card.  Trim out the oval image from one premade card panel and using a black marker ink first part of sentiment, stamp, clean and add second part of sentiment as shown.  Trim down the other matching card panel to be slightly smaller than the inside mat you've just cut from the pink patterned paper.  Ink all edges of all pieces with a brown colored ink.  Adhere pieces to card base as shown.  Next locate the striped patterned paper with decorative lace work and lilies.  Trim a piece just slightly smaller than the pink mat on the front of the card.  Ink all edges with  brown ink and adhere to card front.  Using white card stock, die cut the decorative oval.  Adhere trimmed preprinted oval panel to die cut.  Align the preprinted oval for the front of the card to cover and match the oval in the inside of the card when card is closed.  Mark the decorative portion on the decorative oval that you will need to trim away to make this work, not allowing it to overlap onto the decorative cut on the card base.  Trim decorative oval.  Adhere to card front.  Using white card stock and black ink, stamp the vase and bouquet images.  Color using distress markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape the vase and bouquet slightly with deluxe flower shaping kit.   Add bouquet to vase and adhere to card front using pop dots.  Using your finger tip, apply Stickles to the flower arrangement, vase, as well as the background lilies on the preprinted card panels both inside and on card front.

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