On Your Wedding Day

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Today I am featuring another card using the new release Classic Wedding Collection for Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations.  To see the other gorgeous creations from the Heartfelt Creations Design Team please visit: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/594/how-to-create-elegant-cards-for-special-occasions

I can’t imagine anything more romantic than getting married under an arbour of perfumed roses complete with doves can you!  The Classic Rose stamps and dies are the perfect accompaniment to the Classic Wedding collection. The Botanic Window die is the perfect backdrop to add to the romance.

Materials Used:

HCD1-279 Classic Wedding Paper Collection

HCD1-7144 Classic Wedding Decorative Medallion Die

HCD1-7134 Classic Wedding Bells Die

HCPC-3789 Classic Wedding Bells Cling stamp

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753  Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

TSMP604 Memento Summer Sky

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink

71006 Colorbox Rose Coral ink

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

209277 Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder

241159 Dove Blender kit

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal 85-glitter

H-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Other materials:White cardstock, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay, Versamark ink

Instructions:

Create a card base by cutting a piece of card at 6” x 12”, score and crease at 6” to create a 6” x 6” card base.

Cut a 6” x 6” patterned panel from the Paper Collection and adhere to the front of the card base. Using the inner cutting die from the HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die cut the window out of the card

Die cut the arched medallion from the HCD1-7144 Classic Wedding Decorative Medallion Die out of white cardstock and adhere to the top of the card.

To make the window cut a piece of white cardstock 3 ¾” x 5” and die cut the base of the Botanic Window Die HCD1-7100 die out and adhere to the back of the card using foam squares.  Die cut just the outer edge of the die from white cardstock and dhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the leaves image from the Classic Rose Vines Stamp HCPC3753 set with Tuxedo Black and using the Stack and Store daubers colour in the leaves with Bamboo ink and then die cut the image out.  Add a touch of pink with the Rose Coral ink.  Adhere to the card over the left as shown to drape over the window.

To make the roses stamp the images from Classic Rose Stamp HCPC-3752 with Pearlescent Coral and colour the images in with the Canteloupe in the centres and Coral ink before die cutting them out.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and make different sizes.  Adhere to the card as shown.

Stamp the bride and groom image from with Tuxedo Black and die cut.  Using the Dove Blender pen colour in the groom using Tuxedo Black.  Use the Stack and Store daubers colour the flowers with Pearlescent Coral.  Add Crystal Clear to the hems of the dress and veil and the flower bouquet using Dries Clear glue.  Finish the dress with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay.  Adhere the image in the window as shown.

Stamp the dove from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges and the tail with Summer Sky ink.  Using Dries Clear glue add Crystal Clear glitter to the tail and edges.  Adhere to the top of the card.

Cut the sentiment from the patterned paper and adhere to the front as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Celebrating Your Special Day with the Flowering Dogwood Collection.

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Just a quick post to show a card that I made just before Easter.  This card was made for a friend’s mother for Mother’s Day using the beautiful Flowering Dogwood Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Jackie was so thrilled with the card that she wrote this for me:

I absolutely love the design, quality of materials and exceptional workmanship Patrica used when creating a handmade card for my Mum. It was a pleasure to have someone turn my vague ideas into a beautiful piece of art my Mum proudly displays in her home. I know exactly where I am coming back to see when I need more handcrafted cards – Patrica at Gift Hutt!

I enjoy the challenge of making custom designs for customers.  And it always gives me pleasure when eyes light up when they see what I have made for them.  I have also had some recipients of my cards come and see me to say thank you and that the cards are always on display because they love the cards so much.  That means so much to me knowing that my artwork is being loved and appreciated.

I couldn’t do this without the gorgeous products from Heartfelt Creations and I am so grateful that I have their beautiful products to work with to bring light and love to people’s lives.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Celebrating Your Special Day

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It is Inspiration Wednesday again at Heartfelt Creations and today I am featuring a card that is quick and easy to make.  Please visit the Heartfelt Creations for further inspiration from the other talented Design Team members here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/589/elegant-crafting-inspiration-and-a-classic-wedding-preview  They never cease to amaze me with their talents.

I love making layered cards with lots different nesting dies and this card features that technique.  This time I have gone with white and pink cardstock for the base dies to combine with pink Flowering Dogwood flowers and green leaves.  If you have flowers already made up then it won’t take long to put this card together.  Just change the sentiments to suit the occasion.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Die

HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

RPEJ685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Other products – White cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence die, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight, Versamagic Tea Leaves, Aloe Vera, Pixie Pink, Versamark ink, Heart of Gold Prils

Instructions:

To make the base card cut a piece of white cardstock at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and score at 4 ¼” along the long side to make a base card of 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

Die cut the largest image from the A2 Divine Eloquence die in pink cardstock and adhere to the base card using Dries Clear glue.  Die cut the coordinating Labels Twenty-Eight die in white cardstock and adhere to the patterned die with Dries Clear glue.  Die cut the next sized die from the A2 Divine Eloquence die and adhere to the base card with foam tape.  Stamp the Celebrating Your Special Day image from the HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments set in Pearlescent Coral and die cut the image with the from the Labels Twenty-Eight set and adhere to the base card.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set with Tea Leaves ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the leaves with Aloe Vera ink and then die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue and adhere to the card front as shown

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set using versamark ink on white cardstock.  Emboss with white embossing powder, sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and the outer edges with Pixie Pink, and die cut using the coordinating die.  Daub the edges with Pearlescent Coral ink and then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using Dries Clear glue add Frosting Powder to the flowers and heat set for a frosted finish.  Add the Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers using Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the flowers to the card as shown

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Happy Anniversary

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Today I am featuring a card that I have made to be part of a collaboration with some other New Zealand business owners celebrating the first wedding anniversary which is paper.   Gift Hutt has a range of paper crafting supplies from Heartfelt Creations to make memorable keepsakes as well as anniversary cards.  We have amazing albums with inserts to personalise your album as well as beautiful papers to decorate.  Use the stamp and die sets to add stunning embellishments to create albums to keep forever.    You can check them out here: Gift Hutt or here Heartfelt Creations.

To check out other gift ideas for the paper anniversary please visit Lois’ blog here: https://customkeepsakes.co.nz/1st-wedding-anniversary-gift-ideas/

For this card I have used a range of die cuts to create a white on white effect and then added some gorgeous roses and flowers to help them pop out.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzil White, Heartfelt Creations White cardstock for the flowers

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Wildwood Florals, Encourage You

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Wildwood Florals, Spellbinders Elegant Label 4, Victorian Numbers, Fancy Frames Tags 2, Marianne Designs Anja’s Vintage Frame

Inks – Memento Canteloupe, New Sprout, Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Tea Leaves, Aloe Vera. Brilliance Coral

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Foam squares

Pearls

Instructions:

Base Card:  Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10″ x 7″, score at 5″ along the long side and fold to make a card 5″ x 7″.  Die cut the large frame from the Elegant Labe 4 set in white cardstock and add to the base card.  Die cut the second largest frame and adhere to the frame.  Die cut the frame and inner image from the Anja’s Vintage Frame.  Glue the inner image onto the back image and adhere to the base frame with foam squares. To make the sentiment label stamp the Happy Anniversary image on some spare white cardstock and die cut using the rectangle die from the Fancy Frames 2 die set.  Adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Die cut the number 1 from white cardstock from the Victorian Numbers and adhere to the tag as shown.  I have used a light tack tape on this in case I need to remove it for another anniversary.

To make the leaves ink the images from the Classic Rose set with the Tea Leaves ink and sponge the leaves with Aloe Vera before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the leaves with Tea Leaves and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Add the leaves to the card along the lower left side of the Anja’s Vintage Frame dies as shown with foam square and Dries Clear Glue.

To make the roses stamp the images from the Classic Rose set with the Coral ink.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and die cut.  Sponge the edges with the Coral ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Assemble and adhere to the card as shown.  For further information on how I make my roses please visit here: http://wp.me/p2MuRN-VF

To make the small flowers die cut the smallest flowers from the Wildwood Floral set in white cardstock.  Sponge the edges softly with the Canteloupe, New Sprout and Summer Sky inks and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Pierce a hole in the centre of the flowers and add the stamens.  Use some glue to keep the stamens in place . I would like to acknowledge Rajni Chawla and Anita Kejriwal from the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for there inspiration for these flowers.  Add the flowers around the roses as shown using Dries Clear Glue.

To finish add pearls as desired.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

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Wednesday Inspiration with Heartfelt Creations

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations website for more amazing artwork from the other Design Team members here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/582/may-24th

Today I am featuring a card that I made as part of my submission for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  The Classic Petunia collection is so pretty and the colours are fabulous.  In this card I have used both the large and small Classic Petunias to show the flowers cascading over a fence (from the Celebrate the Season Collection).  I wanted to create a feeling of being in the garden and I hope that I have succeeded.

Materials used:
HCP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Collection

HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp HCPC-3786

Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp

HCD1-7139 Small Classic Petunia Die

HCD1-7140 Large Classic Petunia Die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate Cling Stamp

HCD1-705 Festive Gate Die

HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp

HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents Die

TSMP809 Momento Espresso Truffle

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

TSMP704 Memento New Sprout

TSMP805 Toffee Crunch

71053 ColorboxBerrylicious

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

352854 Metal Tip

159723 Art Glitter Ultrafine glitter – Crystal

ANC814 Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

HSCT1-401 Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping kit

Other products – White Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay, Green Cardstock, Die cutting machine

Instructions:

Base card: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10 1/2” x 6”. Score along the long side at 6” leaving the front 4 1/2” wide. Cut a piece of the patterned 6” x 6” paper at 4 1/2” and adhere to the front of the card and the remaining 1 1/2” on the right back of the card.

Stamp the gate from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate Cling Stamp in Espresso Truffle on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Lightly sponge the gate with Toffee Crunch and trim of the last 1 1/2” to create the gate. Adhere the gate to the front of card and the fence to the back of the card with foam tape. Stamp the grass from the HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp in Espresso Truffle and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting out with the coordinating die and adhering to the front of the gate and fence.

To make the pink flowers stamp with images from the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp with the Berrylicious ink and sponge the stamped images with the same ink. Die cut the images using the coordinating die and colour in the back with the Berrylicious ink. Shape the flowers using the HSCT1-401 Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping kit.

To make the green flowers stamp the images with the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp with Bamboo Leaves and sponge the centres lightly with New Sprout before die cutting. Sponge the edges of the petals with Bamboo Leaves before shaping the flowers with the HSCT1-401 Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping kit.

For the larger flowers die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool in the Deluxe Shaping kit and glue together. Dab some glue on the ends of the stamens and dip into the prills and then adhere to the centre of the flowers. Add the prills to the centre of the small flowers with the Dries Clear glue. Adhere the flowers as shown on the gate and fence and on the left top corner.

Stamp more leaves from the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp with Espresso Truffle ink and sponge with Bamboo Leaves ink before die cutting with the coordinating die. Shape, trim and add leaves to the flowers as shown.

Cut the sentiment from the patterned paper and add to the flowers. Finally, add Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay to the flowers.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope that you have a lot of fun with your Classic Petunia Collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Classic Rose Tutorial

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Today I would like to share how I make my roses using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set.  I have had a number of request on how to shape and layer the petals for the roses so here we are.  I am still trying to get the courage to do a video of how I make them, but I will get there one day.

I use 230 gsm to 250 gsm cardstock as I find it is better for getting a better flower shape when using the shaping stylus.  I also use the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit as it has a wide variety of balls to fit in the stylus to get a range of different effects.  The smaller the ball size the more creased and distressed finish you will get.  The larger the ball size the more rounded and fuller effect will be achieved.

I generally stamp a lot of roses at once and have them ready to go when I need them.  For these roses I have stamped with Pearlescent Coral (my new favourite colour!) and then sponged the centres with Memento Canteloupe before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Then I sponged the edges with the Pearlescent Coral ink for a lovely soft look.

 

To make a medium rose I use the following shapes from the stamp with 6 images:

I mist the back of the flowers as I find it a lot easier getting more dimension and shape with the flowers.  Using a 3 mm ball tip shape the flowers on the back and then turn over and press down in the centres of the flowers.  For the bud do not turn over and press in the centre for a bud shape.

For the bud take two opposing petals and using Dries Clear glue overlap them together.  Once that has set glue the remaining petals and overlap them around the centre bud.  This creates a lovely pointed bud in the centre of the roses.  I usually do the buds first to allow them to dry fully before putting the roses together.

Make sure the card is dry fully before starting to put the flowers together.  Adhere the two largest layers together and ensure that the petals overlap.  Allow to dry and settle.

Add the third layer and push down in the centre with your stylus to create a well for the bud to go in.

Finally add the bud to the centre and allow to dry.  Add glitter or Frosting Powder for a glittery effect.

Here are the layers I have used for a large flower:

 

Small flower:

 

I use the buds often to balance my arrangements and they can be put under leaves or flowers for good effect.

Don’t forget to shape the leaves as well to finish of the dimensional effect.  I use foam dots to the leaves when adhering to my projects.

I hope that this helps you create your own beautiful roses.  Everyone has their own style so just play with different shapes and sizes to get the effect that you want.  And play with different colour combinations.

And finally here is a card that I made with the flowers.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection

Welcome back

Today is the launch of the Classic Petunia Collection from Heartfelt Creations and I love the colours and the flowers from this collection.  The flowers are so easy to make and I am sure you will have a lot of fun with this collection.

Here is my card for the launch and I would love it if you would visit Heartfelt Creations website here to check out what the other Design Team members have made.  There are some amazing creations to inspire you to create.

Materials used:

HCP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Collection

HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp

HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp

HCPC-3787 Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp

HCD1-7139 Small Classic Petunia Die,

HCD1-7140 Large Classic Petunia Die

HCD1-7141 Classic Petunia Bouquet Die

HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die

HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Die

TSMP809 Momento Espresso Truffle,

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves,

TSMP704 Memento New Sprout,

71053 Colorbox Berrylicious

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

352854 Metal Tip

159723 Art Glitter Ultrafine glitter – Crystal

ANC814 Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

HSCT1-401 Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping kit

Other products – Spellbinders Large Circle dies, White Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay, Copic Markers E19, R81, R85, RV34, YG03, RG05, Blender pen. Die cutting machine

Instructions:

Base card: Cut a piece of cardstock 6” x 9” and score and crease in the centre of the long side to make the base card at 6” x 4 ½”.  Cut the patterned paper from the HCP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Collection featuring the butterflies 4 1/2” x 6” and adhere to the card base.  Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 5” and die cut the patterned border out of each end.  Cut a piece of patterned paper at 6” x 5” and using the edge die from the HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets die set, cut the paper to fit under the white cardstock.  Cut a piece of patterned paper at 5 ¾” x 6” and using the edge die cut to fit the centre of the cardstock to create a panel.  Die cut the circle patterned paper with the basket of flowers and hummingbird out using the Spellbinders circle die and adhere to the front of the bordered card using foam tape for dimension.  Add the completed card front to the base of the card as shown.

Stamp the basket from the HCD1-7141 Classic Petunia Bouquet Die set in Espresso Truffle ink.  Colour lightly with Copic Marker E29, die cut with the coordinating die and adhere over the basket on the front of the card using foam tape to create some shape.

For further instructions on how to make the Petunias please see Emma Lou’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOy_qNB9OAk

To make the pink flowers stamp the flowers from the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp with Berrylicious and sponge the stamped images with the same ink.  Die cut the images using the coordinating die and colour in the back with the Berrylicious ink.   Mist the backs of the flowers with water and shape  To make the green flowers stamp the flowers from the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp with Bamboo Leaves and sponge the centres lightly with New Sprout before die cutting with the coordinating die.   Sponge the edges of the petals with New Sprout before shaping the flowers.  Once shaped add the prills to the centre of the flowers with the Dries Clear glue.  When dry arrange the flowers over the basket as shown.

Stamp the long strand of flowers from the HCPC-3787 Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp in Espresso Truffle ink and colour in with Copic markers R81, R85, RV34, YG03, YG05 and die cut with the coordinating die.   Trim the ends with the flourishes and adhere around the basket for some extra dimension.

Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the bottom left with foam tape.

Die cut the tag with the corresponding die from the HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die and adhere to the card.

To finish, add glitter to the flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds and flourishes on the background using the Art Glitter Dries Clear glue.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia