Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Thinking of You





Although I am on vacation in the Cook Islands, I wanted to make sure I shared my card using the wonderful Classic Petunia Collection!    I know I used the Petunia Bouquet before but I just had to use it again and have some fun with the Elegant Borders Die.  I think they coordinate so well together!    I also want to share the exciting news that one of our design team members started her own brand of frosting powder and crystal glitter.   She arranged to have some sent to us and I must say - I am in heaven!   I love the stuff.   I think I will be adding frosting to everything!  LOL   





Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Classic Petunia Bouquet Die Set, HCD1-7141
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Large, HCPC-3786
Classic Petunia Die Set - Large, HCD1-7040
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Small, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Die Set- Small - 7139
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Cardstock- white, HCPP2-451
Bright Ideas Prills, ANC852
Scor-Pal Scor and Measuring Board, 173842
Vagabond 2, 532423
Memento Elderberry Dye Ink, TSMP507
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP-707
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear , PGM15015
Tajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Stack and Store Daubers, HCDA1-449


Purple cardstock, trimmer, hot glue gun, heating tool,  double sided tape,  mini mister, Ranger Crackle Paste, X-Press It blending Card Stock,  Copic Markers ( Flowers - BV00, BV11, BV17 and Leaves - G99, G93, YG65, YG61). Dimensional Mounting Tape.







  • Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top-fold card from heavy white cardstock.  Cut purple base layer at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch.  Select the designer paper from the Classic Petunia Collection.  Adhere the layers with double sided tape.

  • Stamp the  Petunia Bouquet  and  both the large and small Classic Petunia petals on X-Press It Blending Cardstock using Elderberry Ink.   Color the Petunia Bouquet with Copic BV00, BV11 and BV17.  Color the leaves with G99, G93, YG65 and YG61  Die cut the image and  3 extra Petunia Bouquet from the purple cardstock and adhere to them using Dries clear Adhesive for strength and dimension.  


  • Sponge the  Petunia petals with Elderberry Ink using Stack and Store Daubers. Sponge the green leaves with memento Bamboo Leaves.   Die cut the flowers using the corresponding die.   Shape the petunia petals and leaves  using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Add yellow Prills to the flower centers using Dries Clear Adhesive.  Check out Emma Lou's videos on shaping the flowers HERE.


  • Add a thin amount of Dries Clear Adhesive to the Petunia Bouquet petals and sprinkle with Crystal Clear glitter. Allow to air dry.     Apply a small amount of Crackle Paste to the large and small petunia, sprinkle Frosting Powder and heat set.   The longer the heat is applied, the more it puffs up.   I love this stuff!   


  • Cut two Regal Border and Pocket Die and apply to the designer paper as shown in the picture. 

  • Adhere the layers with a hot glue gun and dimensional mounting tape. 


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are loving the Classic Petunia Collection as much as I am!    



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Petunia Floral Topiary





Spring is bursting out all over around me!   I live in Valley Springs, California and flowers are in full bloom!    When I saw the topiary SVG file, I just knew this would work perfect for Heartfelt Creations new Classic Petunia Collection.    This would make a perfect centerpiece for any special occasion.   Can you imagine a wedding reception with a topiary on each table?    I love weddings!   






Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Small, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Die Set - Small, HCD1-71
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Large, HCPC-3786
Classic Petunia Die Set - Large, HCD1-7140
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Embossing Powder- White, RPE1685
Vagabond-2, 532423
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401


65 lb.  white cardstock, heat tool, paper trimmer, pearl designer hat pins, baby breath, green ribbon, floral moss, 5 inch styrofoam ball, 3.4 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch floral foam, hot glue gun, 12 inch wood dowel, floral tape, rocks to add weight to urn, pearls, watercolor brush,  Tattered  Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink,  Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink, Mini-mister, SVG file Thank You For The Music,  flower soft or green spray acrylic paint. 


Create the urn from  Thank You For The Music SVG file.  I used paper from the Classic Petunia paper Collection.  Place a few glass decorative stones in the bottom to weight the urn.  Trim the floral foam to create a snug fit inside the urn.  Stuff left over foam around the edges to prevent the stones from falling out.  

Spray paint or cover the round styrofoam ball with flower soft.   I had Flower Soft so I applied Dries Clear Adhesive to ball and then the flower soft.   (Tip:  You can also create your own by rubbing two pieces of styrofoam together, applying some re-inkers and allow to dry).   Apply  floral tape  the full length of the dowel.  Apply one end of the dowel  half way inside the styrofoam ball and the other into the base floral foam.   

Stamp the small and large Classic Petunia flowers on white cardstock using white embossing powder.  Heat set.  The petals were watercolored using Tattered Rose and worn Lipstick Distress Ink.   The leaves were watercolored using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress oxide Ink.   The petals were lightly misted on the back for easy molding and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  
The flowers were layered and adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   

Sprigs of Baby Breath were applied using a hot glue gun.   Small floral bows were placed in locations around the ball.  The flowers were applied to the topiary using  pearl hat pins. 

 Floral moss  was applied around the top of the urn.    For the finishing touch, tie a bow around the stem at the base of the floral topiary.   

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   I love the floral topiary and can imagine so many different occasions when this could be the perfect centerpiece!    I hope you check out the new Classical Petunia Collection soon! 









Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - It's a Wonderful Day


I am so glad to share my card that I created featuring Heartfelt Creations new Classic Petunia Collection!    I love the beautiful flowers and cannot choose which set is my favorite.   I love them all -   However,   I decided to use the gorgeous Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set for our new release!    





Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Classic Petunia Die Set, HCD1-7141
Open Leaf Stamp Set, HCPC-3545
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-736
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Cardstock- white, HCPP2-451
Scor-Pal Scor and Measuring Board, 173842
Vagabond 2, 532423
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP-707
Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink, TSMP-708
Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 101
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Stack and Store Daubers, HCDA1-449



Rose colored cardstock, green cardstock,  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers and colored pencil (Petunia - RV11, RV21, and Prismacolor Magnolia, Leaves, G99, G94, G21, YG11, YG21, YG67), beads, wire, Gesso, glue gun, double sided tape, Baby's Breath





Create a 5 1/2 x 51/2 top folding card.  Cut some coordinating rose colored cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection that has "It's a Beautiful Day" across the bottom.   Cut the designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.  The card has a lot of layers so you will want to use a heavy double sided tape to adhere the layers.   

Stamp the Classic Petunia Bouquet Stamp with Desert Sand Memento Dye Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   Color the flowers and leaves with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers or your ink of choice.   My color combo for the Petunias was   RV11 and RV21.  I darkened the center and shadow areas with Prismacolor Magnolia colored pencil.   The large leaves were colored with Copic G99, G94 and G21.  The smaller leaves were colored with YG11, YG21 and YG67.    Cut the image 4 additional times and adhere together to create strength and dimension.   gently curl the image inward with your fingers to give a slight inward bend to the bouquet.    lightly apply some Dries Clear adhesive to the flowers and sprinkle with Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.  Allow to dry.   Apply a light coat of Dries Clear Adhesive to the large green leaves and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.   

The Open Leaf stamp set was stamped on green cardstock with Olive GroveMemento Ink.  The leaves were die cut with the Classic Leaf Die.    The edges were sponged with Olive Grove Memento Ink.   The leaves were lightly misted and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Stamp, cut, sponge and shape 4 - 5  leaf stems to add fullness under the bouquet.   

Use some pearls to create a fun embellishment.   I love to bead and have left over beads that I love to use for this technique.   Tread some wire through them and then Gesso the stem or you can wrap in floral tape if you prefer.   If you do not have beads that are the correct color, you can gesso the bead and color if you prefer.   

The Open leaves, baby breath, bead wires and focal image were adhered with a glue gun for strength. 




Thank you so much for stopping by.   I love having you here!    We have a lot of new designers so I hope you check out all the wonderful creations from my wonderful teammates!