Classic Wedding Gazebo

Kia Ora and Welcome

Church bells ring out and there’s an excitement in the air!  Loved ones have gathered together to celebrate two hearts joined in friendship being united in love!  Beautiful roses provide a classic and romantic décor while soft music lends to the ambiance as the bride and groom beam seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day!  Preserve those special “Happily Ever After” memories with the new Classic Wedding Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Filled with romantic imagery of stately church bells, classic roses and fanciful doves, this softly hued paper collection is sure to add to the nostalgia and romance of these precious moments while showcasing memories of such a special day.  Soft peaches, pinks, greens and blue tones lend a timeless and elegant backdrop to graceful swirls, lace like elements and romantic script!  Commemorate the special occasion with dreamily illustrated cling stamp sets depicting glorious heart shaped rose wreaths, elegant church bells, beautiful wedding rings and a delicate image of a bride and groom, complete with coordinating dies perfect for embellishing bridal shower, wedding or anniversary creations!  Five marvelous sentiments are included to ensure you have the perfect well wishes to complete your bridal or anniversary card or scrapbook layout!  Add a touch of splendor and sophistication with either of the two intricate and impressive lace like dies included in this sentimental collection!  So, please rise…and join with us in celebrating those special moments that represent “Always and Forever”!

I am so excited today with the release of the Classic Wedding Collection.  The papers are just divine and the matching stamps and dies are just gorgeous.  The Design Team has outdone themselves with some amazing projects here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/590/debuting-the-classic-wedding-collection

When I first saw these papers the first thing I thought of was a wedding gazebo and I was able to source an SVG file from Monica’s Creative Room here: http://monicascreativeroom.se/about/. Monica has a range of amazing gazebos and it was hard to choose from but I am happy with the one I have chosen.  The Classic Roses were just perfect for decorating the gazebo along with the lovely hearts from the Classic Wedding Collection.  And of course the dove from the Flowering Dogwood Collection set off the gazebo perfectly.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-279 Classic Wedding Paper Collection

HCPC-3788 Classic Wedding Roses Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7142 Classic Wedding Roses Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP904 Memento Summer Sky ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

H-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

209277 Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder

Other materials – Crafters Companion Construction cardstock, SVG Files – Cre8ive Cuts (table), Monica’s Creative Room (Gazebo), Die cutting machine, Cricut Explore, Pearls

Instructions:

Cut the gazebo out with the Explore (or other electronic die cutting machine) using the white construction cardstock. Assemble according to the instructions.  Cut the decorative pieces from the silver embossed patterned paper and adhere to the gazebo with the Dries Clear Adhesive.  Cut the table out and assemble according to the instructions.  Decorate with pearls a rose and some leaves and adhere to the centre of the gazebo before adding the roof.

Stamp the small heart image with versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory Embossing Powder.  Colour in with the Pearlescent Coral and Bamboo Leaves using the Stack and Store Daubers and die cut using the coordinating die.  Trim the hearts to decorate the fretwork above the windows of the gazebo as a garland.

To make the leaves stamp using the HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set with versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory Embossing Powder.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves with the Stack and Store Daubers and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and trim and adhere around the base of the gazebo and the top of the gazebo.

To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp set with Pearlescent Coral and colour the images in with the Coral ink before die cutting them out.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and make different sizes.  Add Crystal Clear to the roses using Dries Clear Glue.  Add around the base of the gazebo as show and on the top of the gazebo.

Stamp the dove from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black ink on the construction cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges and tail with Summer Sky ink and add Crystal Clear to the tail using Dries Clear glue.  Add the dove to the top of the gazebo with Dries Clear glue.

Add the pearls around the edges of the roof of both layers.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Happy Anniversary

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

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

 

Classic Rose Tutorial

Kia Ora and Welcome

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

Best Wishes from Heartfelt Creations

Welcome back

Today I will be featuring a card that was going to be my first design for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, but unfortunately, I was unable to use it as the Elegant Sentiment stamp and die set was sold out.  I was very sad to see it go as it was so easy to add a beautiful sentiment on a card.

Materials used:

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp

HCD1-7113 Blushing Rose Stem Die

HCPC-3755 Blushing Rose Stem Stamp

HCSD1-2012 Elegant Sentiments (NLA)

TSMP301 Memento Northern Pine ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black

TSMP709 Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSBL34 Brilliance Orchid ink

HCD1-712 Fleur Border Basics

HC-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Other products – White cardstock, Anna Griffin Aviary embossing folder, die cutting machine

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10” x 7”, score and crease at 5” to make a 7” x 5” base card.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 5” x 7” and using the lace border and edge die from the HCD1-712 Fleur Border Basics die cut the edge as shown.  Emboss the top part with the Aviary embossing folder and adhere to the top half of the card.  Adhere the lace edge to the embossed edge as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3755 Blushing Rose Stem Stampwith Northern Pine and sponge with Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves inks.  Die cut and shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Add along the curved border with Dries Clear Glue and foam squares.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp using the Orchid ink.  Sponge the centres with the Canteloupe ink and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the petals with the Orchid ink front and back and ink the centres of the backs with Canteloupe ink.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit shape the petals into a ball.   I have used the very small 2 mm tip to get more shaping of the petals.  Starting with the smallest petals and using the Art Glitter Dries Clear glue the petals together in a ball.  Add the next sized petals over the smallest petal layers to create a bigger ball.  Continue to add the petal layers for a ‘bourbon rose’ shape.  Use less or more layers to create a variety of sizes.  Add the flowers as shown in the photo.

Stamp the image from HCSD1-2012 Elegant Sentiments (NLA) in Tuxedo Black ink, die cut with the coordinating die and add to the bottom of the card.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Have A Wonderful Day

Welcome to my first Heartfelt Creations Design Team post and I am so excited to be part of this wonderful company.  It has been quite a journey getting here and I am so grateful for everyone who voted for me, and a very special thank you to the Heartfelt Creations family who have accepted me on the team.  I hope that I will be able to inspire you to create your own masterpieces using the incomparable Heartfelt Creations products.

Please take the time to visit the Heartfelt Creations website for all the other wonderful creations from the other very talented designers for this weeks inspiration here.

Today I have a card made using the Classic Roses Collection.  Roses are my favourite flowers and I love using the Classic Rose stamps and coordinating dies to make beautiful flowers to go on my cards.

Materials used:

HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753 Classic Rose Vines Stamp

HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp

HCD2-749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black

TSMP310 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

TSMP709Memento Northern Pine

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

RPEJ685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

CB80 Colorbox Frost White ink

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products – White Cardstock, Cream Cardstock, Spellbinders Water Lily Decorative Elements, Versamagic Pixie Pink ink. Scissors, Pearls, Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, Foam Strips

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10” x 7” and score and crease at 5” along the long side to make a 5” x 7” card base.

Cut a piece of patterned paper at 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card base. Using Dries Clear glue add glitter on the pattern on the paper.  Die cut the large frame from the Water Lily Decorative Die in cream cardstock, and sponge the edges of the die cut with Rhubarb Stalk. Add to the base card using foam strips. Using the next size frame die cut a small panel of coordinating paper – I have used a small panel that coordinated with the large paper I have used – sponge the edges with Rhubarb ink and adhere to the front of the frame.

To make the sentiment stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of pink patterned paper. Die cut the shape using the HCD2-749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die. Sponge the edges and adhere to the bottom of the top frame as shown.

Watch this video https://youtu.be/rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape die cuts.

To make the leaves stamp the leaf images from the HCPC3753 Classic Rose Vines Stamp with Northern Pine.  Sponge with Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and adhere to the top right of the card and at the bottom left of the frame around the sentiment.

To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink.  Sponge with Rhubarb Stalk and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape and assemble in a variety of sizes and adhere to the card as shown.

To make the small white flowers stamp the small flowers from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp with Frost White ink.  Emboss with Ranger White embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge lightly with Pixie Pink ink and shape.  Add pearls to the flowers and adhere to the card as shown.

Add Crystal Clear to the pink roses with Dries Clear glue.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Cream and Pearl Elegant Card No. 2

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When I make new designs I often make several cards using the same theme and flowers and this one is another card I made using the lovely lace edge die from Spellbinders, and I have teamed it with a beautiful embossing folder from Anna Griffin.  The lovely sparkle on the roses comes from Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder.  It is an amazing product that totally transforms your flowers and is currently being released worldwide.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Shimmer cardstock, White cardstock, Purchased base card 7” x 5”

Dies – Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence, Graceful Floral Lace, Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vines

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Classic Rose Leaf

Inks – Colorbox Coral Rose, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versamark

Embossing Powder – Stampendous Aged Ivory

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Embossing Folder – Crafters Companion Lattice Edge

Pearl strips

Gemini Machine

Spray Adhesive

Peelcraft sticker

Foam squares

Instructions:

I have used a pre-cut 7” x 5” card base but you can cut your own using a piece of white 10” x 7” cardstock and scoring at 5” along the long side and fold in half for your card.

Die cut the lace edge out from the shimmer cardstock and then emboss using the instructions for your die cut machine.  Adhere to the bottom edge of the card.  Cut a piece of shimmer cardstock at 7” x 2 ½” and adhere to the top of the card.  Cut a strip of shimmer card 7” x ¾” and emboss using the lattice embossing folder.  Adhere to the card as shown and line each edge with a pearl strip.

To make the sentiment frame die cut the small frame from the Devine Eloquence set and then emboss the die for a textured finish.  Adhere to the centre of the card using a double layer of foam squares to give height to go over the pearls.  Add the peelcraft sentiment.

To make the flowers stamp with Coral Rose ink, sponge the colour over the stamped images and then die cut.  Shape the roses using the Deluxe Shaping kit.  Once flowers are completed spray with spray adhesive and sprinkle Crystal glitter over them for a sparkly finish.

To make the leaves stamp using versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory embossing powder.  Sponge with Bamboo Leaves and then die cut out.  Shape the leaves with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

Trim the leaves and add to the top right corner and bottom left corner using a combination of Dries Clear adhesive and foam squares.  Add the flowers as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Cream and Pearl Elegance

Welcome Back

Today I am featuring a card using lovely cream shimmer cardstock and sparkling roses.  I love cream shimmer card and it goes so well with pearls.  Add some sparkly pink roses and you have a very pretty and romantic card.  I have just got a Gemini die cutting machine and I was playing around with some die cutting and embossing with Spellbinders dies and I was very happy with the result.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Shimmer cardstock, White cardstock, Purchased base card 7” x 5”

Dies – Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence, Graceful Floral Lace, Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vines

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Classic Rose Leaf

Inks – Colorbox Coral Rose, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versamark

Embossing Powder – Stampendous Aged Ivory

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Embossing Folder – Crafters Companion Lattice Edge

Pearl strips

Gemini Machine

Spray Adhesive

Peelcraft sticker

Foam squares

 

Instructions:

I have used a pre-cut 7” x 5” card base but you can cut your own using a piece of white 10” x 7” cardstock and scoring at 5” along the long side and fold in half for your card.

Die cut the lace edge out from the shimmer cardstock and then emboss using the instructions for your die cut machine.  Adhere to the bottom edge of the card.  Cut a piece of shimmer cardstock at 7” x 2 ½” and adhere to the top of the card.  Cut a strip of shimmer card 7” x ¾” and emboss using the lattice embossing folder.  Adhere to the card as shown and line each edge with a pearl strip.

To make the sentiment frame die cut the small frame from the Devine Eloquence set and then emboss the die for a textured finish.  Adhere to the centre of the card using a double layer of foam squares to give height to go over the pearls.  Add the peelcraft sentiment.

To make the flowers stamp with Coral Rose ink, sponge the colour over the stamped images and then die cut.  Shape the roses using the Deluxe Shaping kit.  Once flowers are completed spray with spray adhesive and sprinkle Crystal glitter over them for a sparkly finish.

To make the leaves stamp using versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory embossing powder.  Sponge with Bamboo Leaves and then die cut out.  Shape the leaves with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

Trim the leaves and add to the top right corner and bottom left corner using a combination of Dries Clear adhesive and foam squares.  Add the flowers as shown.

Happy Crafting

Patricia