Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchids Gift Box


I love giving gifts and love to create my own boxes for special friends.  
I used Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid Paper Collection for the box 
and  Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set with the coordinating  Botanic Orchid Die  for embellishment! 

I love the orchids in this collections and I feel like I can almost smell them!   
All orchids do not have a scent - those that are fragrant vary  and some smell like jasmine.  -
Close your eyes and imagine what they smell like to you -
Mine smells like jasmine!   

Products Used
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
Botanic Orchid Die
Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Glue - Dries Clear
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Metal Glue Tip 

Other Products
X-Press It Blending Card-stock, SVG Gift Box from svgcuts.com, Stickles, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, baby breath, pearls, mini-mister, mini-glue gun.

The box was cut from the SVG file "Gift Boxes" (svgcuts.com).  This is a very simple box and I did not make any adjustments to the file. the  Two flourish were cut on light-weight green paper using Mat Cut Create 2A Die.    

The Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-Press It blending card-stock.   The flowers were colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers using - RV69, RV66, RV09, RV06, RV23, RV10, Y13, YG25.  The flowers were die cut using Botanic Orchid Die Set. 

The flowers and flourish were lightly misted and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Stickles were applied sparingly to the tips of the leaves.

The flowers, flourish and baby breath were adhered using a mini-glue gun. I glued the flourish in a few places and allowed the leaves to curl for movement.    

A sentiment was cut from the mat section of Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.  
Pearls were applied for embellishment.      

Thank you for stopping by and visiting!    I hope you enjoyed my Gift box and the gorgeous Botanic orchid embellishment!     Please stope by and visit the other Heartfelt Creations' designers blogs.  The are so creative - I know you won't be disappointed.  You can find their links on my sidebar!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid Birthday Card

Hello everyone and welcome!  
I want to share another card I created using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp and Die Set.   
I love orchids, and wish I had a  green thumb!  

This is an easy card to create for any occasion.   
I added a birthday greeting on mine and I also added the gorgeous
 Botanic Orchid Wishes  to the inside... 
Have you ever forgot to take a picture prior to mailing?   
Well - that's what happened to me!  
But trust me - it is a gorgeous stamp set and makes such a beautiful sentiment 
on the inside with a beautiful wreath of orchids!  

Heartfelt Creations Products 
HCPC-3743 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD1-7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCPC-3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set (On inside of card) HCDP1-267 - Botanic Orchid Paper Collection HCD2-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die (the flourish) Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Designer Glue - Dries Clear Adhesive Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
245125 - 3-D Crystal Lacquer
Double Dots 3-D Foam Circles

Other products
120 lb. white card-stock, violet layering card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card-stock, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponge dauber, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, Liquid Pearls green sequins, Misty, mini mister, double sided tape.


Card base is 11 in. x 51/2 in.  Fold card at 51/2 in. The base layer of violet was cut twice at 51/4 in. x 51/4 inches. The Designer paper and inside sentiment was cut at 5in. x 5in. 

The Botanic Orchid Bouquet was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Card-stock.  They were colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - V01, V04, V06, V09, V28, YG 03, G17, G28, G40.  

The flowers were die cut using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die.  The flourish was cut using Cut Mat Create 2A Die.  The flowers were lightly misted and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The flourish was lightly shaped to add some movement to the card.   When the flowers were dry, 3D lacquer was applied to the flowers and leaves of the orchids. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut from the mat section of the Botanic Orchid Collection and matted on left over scraps of violet card-stock.

The inside of the card is the Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling stamp.   It was  stamped with Tuxedo Black Dye Ink and colored with Copic Markers.   The ink was - V01, V04, V06, V09, V28, YG 03, G17, G28, G40, B00, B21, B24, B26.   I forgot to snap a picture of the inside prior to mailing - but trust me- this is a great stamp set!  It makes a perfect greeting on the inside of the card. 

The outside and inside layers were adhered and the flourish and flowers were applied with Designer Dries Clear glue.   Liquid Pearls and sequins were added for embellishment. The outside sentiment was adhered with D-Dots.  

Thank you for stopping by.   The fabulous Heartfelt Creations Designers are listed on my sidebar.  I hope you take a few moments and enjoy all their fabulous creations.   
The stamp sets, die and gorgeous designer paper can be found at 
Thank you for stopping by! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid With Regal Hummingbird

Heartfelt Creations
Botanic Orchid with Regal Hummingbird

Hello and welcome.   

Today is week two of Heartfelt Creations' new June Release.   I am  showcasing the Regal Hummingbird stamp and die set and Botanic Orchid stamp and Die Set.   
I wanted to share a partial die cut card with you today.   

When I look at this little guy, it reminds me of a hummingbird that would visit whenever I was reading on the patio.  I named him "Cutie" and he would just hang in the air and make cute little sounds!    Talk about adorable!   The memories of Cutie inspired me to create this card with him just hanging over the edge of the card by using a partial cut die technique. 

Heartfelt Creations' Products Used

Other Products
Heavy olive green card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, double sided tape, Ice Stickles, Copic alcohol ink markers, Misty, die cutting machine, pearls,  watercolor and brush, corner rounder, sponge dauber.

Cut X-Press It  paper at 81/4  x 5 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches.  Stamp the hummingbird  on the right side of the paper  (as shown in the picture) with Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.  Color the hummingbird  with Copic markers - B21, B02,  B01, B000, B0000.   Color the front  of the card stock using a watercolor wash.   I used lavender, purple and green watercolor.

Draw a light line with a pencil vertically though the area of the hummingbird that you want to extend off the edge of the card. Extend the vertical line down the entire edge of the page.   Align the line with the edge of the cutting plate of your die machine.  Secure the outer edge to the plate with tape.  Most of the  card will hang over the edge of the cutting plate and not cut when the plate is run through the machine.   The die will only cut the portion of the hummingbird that is enclosed within the cutting plates.   Cut from the top pencil line to the die cut area and again from the bottom of the pencil line to the die cut area.   When the card is folded,  part of the hummingbird will extend over the edge of the card and give the appearance of a bird in flight.  

An optional green mat  was cut and placed behind the front of the card to give more strength to the underside. The corners of the top flap were shaped with a corner rounder.  The inside of the card mat was cut using   4 x 5 1/4 inches of green card stock.  The  designer paper on the inside was cut from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.  It was cut at 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches.  

The Botanic Orchid  Cling Stamp  was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on X-Press It paper.    If you are going to use Copic markers, you can use any Copic compatible ink.   If you are going to sponge the paper, I like to use any 65# white paper.    The flowers were lightly spritzed with a small amount of water and shaped with he flower shaping tool. The flowers were assembled and glued with Designer Clear Adhesive.   Emma Lou has some fantastic video's on our Heartfelt Creations' Blog showing how easy it is to shape beautiful flowers.     

The  flourish was cut from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die.   Some gentle shaping was applied to allow the edges to curl for movement.    

Layers were assembled,   The flourish and flowers were fixed with clear Designer Glue.  Pearls were added for embellishment.   

Thank you so much for stopping by.   I hope you check out all the gorgeous creations from our Heartfelt Creations DT.   You can find the link to their blogs on my lefthand sidebar!    If you like the stamps and die I used, you can find the supplies by clicking the product name.   I hope you enjoy your visit  to Heartfelt Creations' Botanic Orchid Release!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid Collection

June 8

Hello and welcome!    

I am so excited to showcase Botanic Orchid Collection from Heartfelt Creations!   

Showy, elegant and graceful, the divine orchid flower is one that is most certainly recognizable for its unique shape and known for taking center stage all on its own!  Heartfelt Creations presents to you their newest collection…The Botanic Orchid.  Overflowing with stunning floral images enveloped in soothing moss like greens, soft sky blues, creamy whites and flowery pinks, alongside rich burgundies and vibrant teals this collection is sure to appeal to any flower enthusiast.  Intricate illustrations and die cuts of orchid blossoms and bouquets, accompanied by delightful hummingbirds and scripted sentiments will have you creating your very own botanical experience with hand shaped orchid flowers bringing a realistic touch to all of your paper creations!  Preprinted sentiments along with those in the stamp collection are ideal for covering a wide range of occasions including weddings, friendship, sickness, encouragement and sympathies.  As one of the oldest flower species in the world, this unusual blossom native to rainforests and jungles has also taken on beautiful meanings relating to each specific orchid color including innocence, grace, joy, respect, admiration, health, happiness and passion, making this the perfect flower to convey a silent but special message for friends and loved ones on any paper creation! 

In addition to the gorgeous orchids - Heartfelt Creations new release has hummingbirds galore!   
I love birds and hummingbirds are one of my favorites.   I have three hummingbird feeders in my back yard and never tire of watching these magnificent little guys.   

Products Used
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
Botanic Orchid Die Set
Botanic  Orchid Paper Collection
Botanic Window Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Glue - Dries Clear
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Scot-Pal  Measuring and Score Board

120 lb. White card-stock, purple layering card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Copic alcohol ink markers, die cutting machine, Stickles, mini-mister, Misty stamp pad.


The card base was cut at 51/2 x 11 inches.  The card-stock was scored at 51/2 inches.  The base layer was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   The Botanic Orchid Paper Collection was cut at 5 x 5 inches.  

The hummingbird was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic alcohol ink markers.   Copics used:  YG11, YG13, YG25, YG63, YG67, V01, V12, V05, V20, B21, B23, B26, B00.  I lightly shaped the hummingbird and leaves with the Flower Shaping Kit. The underside was lightly spritzed with water and the hummingbirds head, body and leaves were lightly shaped.   This is optional but I wanted some added  dimension.   

The hummingbird and decorative window were die cut and adhered to the designer paper. 
The sentiment was cut from the mat and sentiment section of the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.   The card was  embellished with Stickles.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the new June Release from Heartfelt Creations!   Links to the other fabulous Heartfelt Creations designers are on the left sidebar.   Hop over for a visit.   There is some gorgeous eye candy!    

Thank you so much for stopping by!