Introducing Oakberry Lane

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I am excited to share with you the new Oakberry Lane collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Come along as we head deep into the woodlands to explore the world of Oakberry Lane…the newest collection from Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful illustrations of lively, high spirited and lovable squirrels, this collection is one to capture your heart and creative imagination, and will appeal to both the young and the young at heart! Create irresistible outdoor themed scrapbook layouts preserving those precious moments experienced in the great outdoors, as well as charming handmade greeting cards ready to deliver well wishes and sentimental thoughts to friends and loved ones! Darling illustrations of squirrels at play on teeter totters and tire swings, gathering nuts, and bounding about in beautiful floral gardens with their tails held high, remind us that taking time to play, enjoying the company of others and banding together to make light work of the tasks at hand are important to a well balanced life! A stunning autumn themed color palette of acorn browns, woodland greens, sunset oranges, autumn leaf reds, along with deep plums and dark pinks, lay the foundation for decorative papers displaying delicate lace like patterns, vintage style barn wood patchwork backgrounds, as well as fascinating outdoor garden settings! Create your very own Oakberry Lane scenes with three cute and entertaining cling stamp sets and coordinating dies featuring a substantially sized acorn homestead, an assembling of lovable squirrels at play, and of course Oakberry Lane’s own signature wildflower blossom ready to be stamped, colored and assembled into a realistic 3D floral embellishment to accent all of your Oakberry Lane creations!

I have a shaped easel card using the Oakberry Cottage stamp and die set.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3840 Oakberry Cottage & Sentiments Stamp set

HCD1-7190 Oakberry Cottage Die

HCPC-3839 Furry-Tailed Frolic Stamp set

HCD1-7197 Furry-Tailed Frolic Die

HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp set

HCD1-7200 Oakberry Blossoms Die

HCFB1-469 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold

HCP1-294 Oakberry Lane Paper Collection

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

RACP531 Vivid Chartreuse ink

RACP494 Ranger Archival Majestic Violet

RACP505 Ranger Archival Sepia

RACP461 Vermillion

TSMP802 Peanut Brittle

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

ANC814 Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

159723 Dries Clear Glue

HCPP3-452 White cardstock

241159 Dove Blender Pen

Bazzill Smoothie Blush Pink cardstock, Colorbox Bisque

Instructions:

Cut a piece of the pink cardstock 12´x 6”, score at 6” and fold in half.  Place the outer cutting die slightly over the edge of the fold and cut to create a folded card.  Score half way of the top to create the easel card.  Die cut the outer edge of the acorn die from the blush pink cardstock and adhere to the bottom half of the top of the easel card.  Die cut two outer pieces of the acorn out of patterned paper and slightly trimming one at the top adhere to the bottom of the easel.  Adhere the other die cut paper to the top of the card.  Stamp the acorn image from the HCPC-3840 Oakberry Cottage & Sentiments Stamp set in Coffee ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the acorn with Coffee ink, the caterpillar with Vivid Chartreuse ink and the butterfly with Majestic Violet ink.  Die cut the windows out and colour with vermillion.  Colour the squirrel with Bisque, Coffee Brown and Sepia ink.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the pies with Peanut Brittle ink and the apron with Majestic Violet ink.  Adhere the coloured images to the base patterned paper and adhere to the top of the card.

Stamp the squirrel from the HCPC-3839 Furry-Tailed Frolic stamp set holding out the nut in Coffee Brown ink on white cardstock.  Colour in with Bisque, Coffee and Sepia ink, shape lightly and adhere to the right front of the top.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms stamp set in Library Green ink on flower shaping cardstock, colour in with Fern Green, Leaf Green inks and Majestic Violet inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape using the coordinating mold and assemble when dry and add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue and adhere at the top of the acorn and on the bottom of the easel to create a shelf for the top of the easel to sit against.

Stamp the flowers from the HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms stamp set in Majestic Violet ink on white flower making cardstock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge the outer edges with Majestic Violet ink and the middle of the flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and shape using the coordinating mold.  Assemble when dry and add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and the Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centres.  Adhere to the top of the acorn and on the base of the easel over the leaves.

Stamp the acorns from the HCPC-3840 Oakberry Cottage & Sentiments Stamp set in Coffee ink on white cardstock and colour with Coffee ink.  Die cut with the coordinating die, shape and adhere among the leaves and flowers as shown.

This collection is such a lot of fun and there are some amazing designs on the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/745/debuting-the-oakberry-lane-collection

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Kia Ora Koutou

Today I have some flowers to show you that I have made with peach flower shaping foam from iCraft.  I have used my favourite die 95020 and made three different flowers from the same die.  Styrofoam buds make it so easy to create gorgeous flowers in a variety of different ways.  I have coloured the peach foam with Ranger Archival Magenta Hue ink.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Merry and Bright Silent Night

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and I have another Christmas card featuring the gorgeous Merry and Bright collection.  I can’t get enough of the lovely colours and accents in this collection.

 

Materials Used:

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas die

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters stamp

HCD1-7176 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters die

HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp

HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia die

HCPC-3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia stamp

HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia die

HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large die

HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die

HCFB1-463 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold

HCD1-7451 Luggage and Tags die

RACP- Ranger Archival Garden Patina ink

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP524 Vibrant Fuchsia ink

RACP649 Pink Peony ink

RACP632 Buttercup ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

RACP992 Ranger Archival Garden Patina ink

RACP531 Vivid Chartreuse ink

RACP505 Sepia ink

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

ANC803 Minnie Pearl prills

241159 Dove Blender pen

HCPP3-452 White cardstock

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.

Crafter’s Companion embossing folder – Ring out the Bells, Foam tape

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10’ x 7” score at 5”, fold to create a 5” x 7” card.  Cut a piece of blue patterned paper 5” x 7” and adhere to the card front.  Cut a piece of white card 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” and emboss with the Ring the Bells embossing folder.  Die cut the oval from the embossed card using the largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die set.  Adhere to the base card with foam tape. Die cut the oval from the patterned paper panel using the largest plain edge from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die set and adhere inside the oval recess.  Die cut the eyelet edge from the largest plain edge die from HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die out of blue patterned paper and adhere to the oval.  Die cut a white frame from the largest plain edge die from the a HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die set and the second largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large die set In white cardstock and adhere to the oval frame.

Stamp the left and right side bough and baubles images from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set in Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Colour the boughs with Peanut Brittle ink and the baubles with Pink Peony, Ultramarine Blue, and Vivid Chartreuse inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow and glitter with Dries White glue and Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Shape and adhere to the top right of the card over the oval.

Stamp the pine images in Library Green ink from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear to the pine leaves and adhere around the top half of the frame.  Stamp the pine cone images with Sepia ink on white cardstock and colour in with Peanut Brittle ink.  Shape and adhere around and among the pine leaves as shown.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp set in Garden Patina ink on white cardstock.  Colour with the Garden Patina ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the poinsettias and assemble.  Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres and adhere to the top right of the card.  Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia stamp set in Library Green ink on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and adhere around the poinsettias as shown.

Stamp the bauble image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-me-knot inks in on white cardstock.  Colour with pink flowers with Pink Peony ink and the blue flowers with Forget-me-knot ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the accents on the pink baubles with Forget-Me-Knot ink.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Ultrafine Glitter to the baubles with Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge.  Add the baubles to bottom right of the shadow box frame as shown.

Stamp the ball garland from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Shadow Grey ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Simply White Nuvo Drops to the garland and sprinkle Crystal Ultrafine glitter over while still wet.  When set trim and adhere among the baubles and pine leaves on the top right of the oval over and around the accents.

Stamp the small poinsettia images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Forget-me-knot ink and colour in with the same ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape these lightly.  Shape using the Holly and Poinsettia 3D shaping mold and assemble once dry.  Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres and adhere as shown.

Stamp the holly leaves from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Library Green ink on white cardstock.  Colour in with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and add Crystal Clear glitter and adhere around the small poinsettias.

Die cut the tag from the paper and shape lightly and adhere to the bottom left of the card.  Add pine cones, pine leaves and a poinsettia to complete the card.

I am saddened to see that the Sparkling Poinsettia stamps and dies are retiring and if you want them you will need to get in quick.

For more gorgeous inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/744/jump-start-your-creativity-and-a-sneak-peak-of-the-oakberry-lane-collection

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Silk Watercolour Fantasy

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have a card made from iCraft products – silk foam, flower and sentiment dies and a resin embellishment that I have used Prima patina pastes on.

 

This silk foam is really lovely to work with and does not require any heating at all.  I have used Ranger Archival inks to colour the foam to coordinate with the background paper – Watercolour Fantasy.  The pollens matched the paper and flowers perfectly.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

A Touch of Glitter Kiss

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have a wedding card that came from playing around with some Sea Green Glitter Kiss from Creative Expressions.

The photo really does not do this card justice but I was really happy how this turned out.  I have used the following products:

Spellbinders – Textured Flowers, Vintage Pierced Banner, Plants 2,Sentiments One, Labels Four, 5″ x 7″ Elegant Labels 4

Heartfelt Creations – Rain Boots and Blossoms stamp and die, Lush Lilac die

Creative Expressions – Sea Green Glitter Kiss, Foundation Card – Pearl Ivory

iCraft – Flora Natura cardstock

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Merry and Bright Shaker Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back for another Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.  Today I have a shaker card made with the beautiful Merry and Bright collection that has been released this month.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas die

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents

HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp

HCD1-1794 Snowy Pine Village die

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters stamp

HCD1-7176 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters die

HCFB1-463 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold

HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCD1-7451 Luggage and Tags die

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP524 Vibrant Fuchsia ink

RACP649 Pink Peony ink

RACP632 Buttercup ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

TSSZ31 Stazon Jet Black ink

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

ANC803 Minnie Pearl prills

RPE685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

241159 Dove Blender pen

Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers, Foam tape. Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a 6” x 6” card.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the patterned paper collection and using the cutting edge die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics die set cut the bottom and top of the paper.  Adhere the bottom and top edges to the base card.  Die cut the circle out of the centre of the paper with the third largest die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set.

Stamp the image from the HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set in Jet Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and colour in with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow with Dries White glue and sprinkle with Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Cut a small circle using the third largest circle die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set from blue patterned paper and adhere behind the coloured image.  Using the front of the paper as a template adhere the image to the base card.

Add foam tape in a square around the image making sure there are no gaps for glitter to escape.  Add foam tape around the edge of the card.

Add Frosting Powder to the centre over the coloured image before adhering the front panel to the card front.

Die cut two eyelet edges using the straight edge and eyelet edge dies from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set from the green paper and adhere to the top and bottom edges of the top paper.  Adhere this to the top of the card.  Die cut the green eyelet frame from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set and cut a smaller frame using blue paper using the next two sizes down dies and adhere to the top of the circle.

Stamp the pine cone and leaf image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Sepia ink and colour the leaves with Fern Green and Leaf Green and the pine cones with Peanut Brittle.  Shape and adhere to the top of the card.

Stamp the left and right side bough and baubles images from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set in Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Colour the boughs with Peanut Brittle ink and the baubles with Pink Peony, Ultramarine Blue, and Vivid Chartreuse inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow and glitter with Dries White glue and Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Shape and adhere to the top of the window as shown.

Stamp the small poinsettia images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-Me-Knot inks and colour in with Pink Peony and Forget-Me-Knot inks respectively and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape these lightly.  Stamp the poinsettia images from the in Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-me-knot inks and colour the pink poinsettias with Pink Peony ink and the blue poinsettias with Forget-me-knot ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Holly and Poinsettia 3D shaping mold and assemble once dry.   Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Minnie Pearl Prills to the centre of the flowers.  Adhere the poinsettias to the small poinsettias at the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Library Green ink on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and add Crystal Clear with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Add around the poinsettias.

Stamp the bauble image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia, Forget-me-knot, and Buttercup inks in on white cardstock.  Colour with pink baubles with Pink Peony ink, the blue baubles with Pink Peony ink and the yellow baubles with Buttercup inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the accents on the pink baubles with Forget-Me-Knot ink.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Ultrafine Glitter to the baubles with Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge.  Add the baubles to the right and left of the window as shown.

Die cut the tag from the paper collection using the tag die from the HCD1-7451 Luggage and Tags die and shape lightly and adhere to the bottom right of the window.  Add pine leaves, holly leaves and a poinsettia to the right of the tag.  To finish add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the images at the bottom of the card.

I hope that you have a go at making shaker cards – they are easier than you think.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration and a sneak peak of the Oakberry Lane collection being introduced next month  here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/741/21st-birthday-celebration-savings-inspiration-and-a-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Elegant Thank You Cards

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have three elegant cards that I have made for a custom order.  A few weeks back I made three small thank you cards for a bride to give to her bridesmaids and she was very happy with them and came back to request three thank you cards for her parents and family.  I was very happy to have a play with lots of products and some new Creative Expressions Pearl Ivory cardstock.  Here are the three cards:

And this is the card that I made three off for the bride:

Products Use:

Heartfelt Creations – Intricate Swirls Frame die, Eyelet Lace Frame Die, Frame a Card Leafy Borders, Leafy Accents die,

iCraft – Flower die 95020, Mulberry Fillers, Oceanic Floral Square die

Spellbinders – Vintage Pierced Banners, Plants 2

Impression Obsession – Pierced Squares

Ranger Archival inks – Leaf Green, Fern Green, Sunflower, Plum

Pearls

Gold Bling (retired CTMH)

Creative Expressions – Gold Mirror card, Pearl cardstock – Ivory

 

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia