Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hello friends. Today I have another card made with the Sweet as Honey collection from Heartfelt Creations.
It's very seldom that I use black in such a prominent way but it really makes this card pop! There is a wonderful honeycomb die included with this collection which I used to make a see through card front. 
Tip: remember to color the back of the flowers with a black marker or ink since it shows on the inside. For the inside I used one of the cut aparts as the background for this adorable bee bungalow. There is also a hexagon die with a variety of sizes which I used to cut out the design paper.

Heartfelt Creations products

HCPC 3831                          Sweet As Honey Cling Stamp
HCPC 3828                          Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp
HCPC 3474                           Heartfelt Expressions Cling Stamp
HCD1-7182                          Garden’s Edge Coneflower Die
HCD1-7179                           Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die
HCD1-7185                           Sweet As Honey Die
HCD1-783                             Border Essentials Die
HCDP1-291                           Sweet As Honey Paper Collection
RACP 468                              Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
159723                                           Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

other products
Card stock: white, black; StazOn, Saddle Brown; VersaFine, Smokey Grey; We R Memory Keepers corner rounder, 3/8”; Prismacolor Pencils, White 938, Black 935, Pale Sage 1089, Cream 914, Canary Yellow 916, Spanish Orange 1003, Pale Vermillion 921, Sienna Brown 945, Apple Green 912, Powder Blue 1087, Light Aqua 992; ribbon, white and yellow; Glossy Accents; foam tape; black marker 

instructions
Cut black card stock 8 1/2” x 5 1/2", fold in half. Position honeycomb die along top front edge and cut. Cut green design paper 4 1/8” x 2 3/8”. Add to card front. Cut black card stock to 3 7/8” x 2 1/8”. Add to green layer. Cut the 6” square maiden design paper to 3 3/4" x 2”. Add to black layer. Cut a piece of black card stock to 4 1/8” x 1/2". Die cut Border Essentials Die and add behind the black layer. Cut sentiment border from design paper to 4” and add to top of black layer, add to card. Stamp Coneflower on white card stock with Smokey Grey and color with pencils. Die cut and then cut the flowers apart and only use 3 of the flowers. Color the back of the flowers with a black marker. Add to the left side of the honeycomb. Stamp the bee on white card stock with Saddle Brown and color with pencils. Add Glossy Accents on its body. Create two bows, white and yellow, and add over flowers. Add bee.
Inside of card: for left side, Use the 3 5/8” x 4 5/8” card with the bees and honey pots. Using the 2 largest hexagons, place them inside each other and die cut from this card. Also die cut the largest hexagon from black card stock. Add the frame to the black hexagon and then add the remaining hexagon to the frame with foam tape. Add to the left side of the inside of the card. For the right side, Cut the center image with the brown bungalow from the design paper panel. Round the corners with the 3/8” corner rounder. Add to inside of card. Stamp bungalow on white card stock with Saddle Brown and color with pencils. Add to card. Cut a piece of yellow design paper to 4” x 2 1/8”. Stamp the sentiment with Jet Black ink. Round the corners. Add to card. Die cut the 4” x 4” piece from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die. Cut apart and only use two of the corners. Add to card.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hello friends. Don't you just love to see the new releases from Heartfelt Creations? Today we're bringing you another awesome collection, Sweet As Honey.

Life is busy and can “bee” overwhelming at times…and it’s in the middle of that chaos that you need to get “busy as a bee” with your creative side and refresh your soul with some fun and lighthearted art from the heart! The “bee-autiful” thing about creating art from the heart is that
whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well! Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-autious” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!

 This card was so much fun to make. I love the hexagon die and used it to make a shaker card. Instead of using acrylic for the windows, I used netting. It gives a different texture and fun element to the card. 

I decided to be a bit fanciful and created a pink and yellow bee. She's embracing her diva personality! 

 There are 4 of the most adorable cottages included in the Sweet As Honey collection. I know you'll have have as much fun creating with 'Sweet As Honey' as I did.

Heartfelt Creations products
HCPC 3828                        Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp
HCPC 3819                         Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp
HCPC 3831                         Sweet As Honey Cling Stamp
HCPC 3829                         Honey Bee Maiden’s Cling Stamp
HCPC 3830                         Honey Bee Bungalows Cling Stamp
HCD1-7183                        Honey Bee Maidens Die
HCD1-7184                        Honey Bee Bungalows Die
HCD1-7185                        Sweet as Honey Die
HCD1-7173                       Small Sweet Peony Die
HCD1-7182                       Garden’s Edge Coneflower Die
HCD1-783                          Border Essentials Die
HCDP1-291                            Sweet As Honey Paper Collection
HCFB1-464                             3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
HCST2-406                             Flower Shaping Essentials
HCS1-459-3                            Assorted Bead Stamens, Medium, Cream
HCS1-457-1                            Pastel Pearl Stamens, Small, White
159723                                    Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
RACP468                                 Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
RACP614                                 Ranger Archival Ink, Magenta Hue
TSMP103                                 Memento Dye Ink, Cantaloupe

other products
Card stock, white, yellow, blue; Inks: StazOn, Saddle Brown; Ranger Distress Oxide, Worn Lipstick; VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad; Ranger Embossing Powder, Gold; Prismacolor Pencils; art glitter, shell white; Recollections glitter shapes; Wink of Stella; Stamponit Glitter Crystals, Light Yellow; Seam Binding; Eyelash Trim, Pink; Foam Tape; Tulle, white; Scor-Tape; Hot Glue
 instructions 
Cut card base from white card stock 9 3/4” x 6”, score and fold at 4 1/8”. Cut blue card stock 3 7/8” x 5 7/8”, adhere to card front. Cut yellow card stock 4” x 5 7/8”, die cut both sides with Border Essentials Die. Adhere to card front. Using the 6” x 6” panel from the design paper that has the yellow house and orange bee maiden, cut it in half vertically and cut off 1/8” from the top. 
To make the shaker panel, use the smallest hexagon die and die cut 3 hexagons in the center of the 3” x 5 7/8” piece with the house on it. Start 3/8” from the bottom and space them slightly less than 3/8” apart. Using the 2 smallest hexagon dies, die cut 3 frames. Adhere to hexagon cut outs. Cut a piece of white card stock 2 7/8” x 5 3/4” and stamp the honeycomb with Saddle Brown. Color the flowers with Prismacolor pencils. Cut 2 pieces of 
tulle 2 3/4” x 5 3/4". On the back side of the panel with the hexagon cut outs, put score tape around each hexagon. Place one piece of tulle over the panel. Add the glitter sequins in the openings. Add another layer of score tape around the hexagons and add the second piece of tulle. Add the foam tape around the outside of the panel (over the tulle) with dries clear adhesive and add to the piece with the stamped image. Add the entire panel to the card front.
For the inside of the card, cut 2 pieces of yellow cardstock 3 1/4" x 5 7/8”, die cut one side of each with the border die. Cut one piece of white cardstock 2 1/4" x 5 7/8”. Stamp the sentiment with Jet Black ink. Adhere the sentiment to one of the yellow pieces and add to the inside as shown. Add the right side of the design paper panel left over from the 6” x 6” (cut to 5 7/8” high) to the second yellow piece and add to the card. Stamp ‘you are beautiful’ with Jet Black ink, fussy cut into banner shape and add to card. Stamp the bungalow, peonies used on the inside, maiden and bees with Saddle Brown and color with Prismacolor pencils. Die cut and add the flowers, bungalow and bee to the inside of the card as shown. Stamp the crown with VersaMark and emboss with Gold. Stamp the pink peonies with Worn Lipstick and ink the edges with Magenta Hue. Stamp the yellow peonies with Cantaloupe. Die cut the flowers and then shape with the 3D Mold and Shaping Essentials. Adhere three pink flower layers together, adding the cream Assorted Bead Stamens, Medium to the pink flowers. Use one layer for the yellow flowers and add the white Pastel Pearl Stamens, small. Die cut the honeycomb and tear off a section to fit in the corner under the flower cluster. Make a bow and wrap eyelash trim around the center. Use hot glue to assemble everything to the honeycomb piece and then add to the card front. Add the crown to the honeybee maiden, use Wink of Stella on her and the bees wings and Light Yellow glitter to the maidens body.  Add her to the card with foam tape. Add the bees.
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