Hello, Friends! Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. This is the week we’ve all been waiting for: the debut of the Cut, Mat, Create Collection of stamps, dies and papers. Here are the official release notes from Heartfelt Creations:
Have you ever wished for a magic wand that creates professional looking layouts, perfectly matted cards, and multi-layered paper crafting projects in the wink of an eye? The revolutionary Cut, Mat, Create Collection from Heartfelt Creations is a unique system designed with stress-free crafting in mind. You can finally liberate cherished family photos hidden away in dusty shoe boxes and create stylish scrapbook pages with ease—and without restrictive plastic pockets! The dies create a grid that fits perfectly on a 12″ page, allowing for limitless layout possibilities. Use with stamps and papers to create precisely matted cards or mini albums. The 4 die sets contain 27 individual dies. The 6 coordinating stamp sets also complement previous collections. The luxurious papers work hand in glove with both dies and stamps. Whether you are a paper crafting novice or a design diva, you will love the freedom, simplicity and versatility of this innovative, must have collection.
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Doing Life Together Mixed Media Layout with HC Cut, Mat, Create Collection
Our family loves to go to the beach, and on this particular trip, our oldest son and his family posed for a portrait under the glorious branches of this amazing tree. I’ve wanted to scrap this photo for a long time, and the debut of the Cut, Mat, Create Collection was the perfect opportunity. You’ll find a detailed tutorial with complete supply list below.
This layout came together really fast, thanks to the Cut, Mat, Create Collection. I simply printed my photo in two different sizes and cropped it so that one was vertical and the other was horizontal. I cut my photos with the B dies, and the mats with the A dies. This collection is loaded with wonderful embellishment dies, too.
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Doing Life Together Mixed Media Layout
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
Paper: HCDP1 245 Cut, Mat, Create Collection
Stamps: HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch PreCut Set
Dies: HCD 749 Cut, Mat, Create Set A
HCD 750 Cut, Mat, Create Set B
HCD 751 Cut, Mat, Create Set C
HCD 752 Cut, Mat, Create Set D
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses
HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die
Other: Tools: 452255 Grand Calibur, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit; Other: Bridal Embossing Tinsel
Other Products: Paper: White, Light Purple, Dark Purple, Olive Green Cardstock and white corrugated paper; Dies: Spellbinder Winged Things; Ink and Paint: Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Dusty Concord Distress Stain, Antique Linen Distress Paint; Ribbon: 1 1/2″ wide natural Jute Ribbon (RRR) purple striped ribbon; Other: Black Alpha letters, Diamond Stickles, Metal Craft Wire, Clear acrylic packaging, embossing folder of your choice, foam dots, glass beads, hot glue gun, corner rounder..
Directions: Trim the word collage page to 11 1/2″ square. Ink the edges of the word collage page with Dusty Concord Distress Stain. While the paper is wet, distress the edges and roll the corners. Use the Distress Stain bottle to add ink splatters randomly all over the page. Add the jute ribbon to the base of the page, attaching with double stick adhesive. Apply another strip of double stick adhesive over the jute, and then add the purple striped ribbon, pleating the edges and securing in place with a hot glue gun. Leave 4″ in the center of the ribbon strip unpleated. Glue this to the dark purple paper from the collection. Ink the edges with the Distress Stain and then glue the word collage sheet to this base panel. Add some ink splatters in the corners, if desired.
Select one of the large 5″ x 7″ card fronts from the paper collection. Use the largest rounded rectangle die from HCD 749 to evacuate the white panel from the center of the card front. Turn the card front over and use this reverse side as the frame for your photo. Ink the edges. Use the coordinating die from HCD 750 to crop your photo. Place photo behind the frame and back with a slightly larger piece of dark purple cardstock. Round the corners. Ink the edges with Distress Stain. Add a strip of corrugated cardstock behind the left side and glue onto the page as shown. Use the rounded rectangle die from HCD 749 to evacuate the center from one of the 4″ x 5 1/2″ card fronts. Round the outer corners of the frame. Crop your smaller photo with the coordinating die from HCD 750. Ink, mat and add to layout as with the first photo.
Stamp two complete sets of the Daisy Patch PreCut Set onto light purple cardstock with Dusty Concord DI. Heat Emboss with Bridal Embossing Tinsel. Die Cut, shape and stack as seen in the sample. Die cut the fancy lattice shape from Raindrops on Roses onto white cardstock. Add to the layout as shown. Use the olive green cardstock to die cut the small flower accent and the daisy flourish from HCD 749. Use the same cardstock and some light purple cardstock to die cut the vine from HCD 750. Use olive green cardstock to die cut the small leaves and the large leafy flourish from HCD 751 and HCD752. Die cut 2 of the lacy flourishes in HCD 751 onto white cardstock. Arrange on the layout as seen. Use dark purple cardstock to die cut and emboss the large butterfly from Winged Things. Use light purple cardstock to die cut the small butterfly and dragonfly. Cut another small butterfly and dragonfly from acrylic packaging (I used a Spellbinder’s acrylic case.) Tap all these die cuts with Versamark, then cover with Bridal Embossing Tinsel and heat set. Be very careful when heat setting the acrylic pieces. You have to heat a little then cool a little so that the plastic doesn’t melt. You can shape the wings while still warm. Use the glue gun to attach the clear wings to the dragonfly and butterfly. Fashion antennae with the metal wire and attach to the backside of the butterflies with foam dots. Attach these embellishments to the layout with a hot glue gun. Die cut HCD 749 label base from dark purple cardstock. Die cut the coordinating label strip from HCD 750 onto light purple cardstock. Write the title on this portion, stack together with foam dots and glue into the center of the ribbon strip. Cut the border sentiment from the paper collection. Die cut 2 of the arrow/banner dies from HCD 750 and glue them together so that they are long enough for the border sentiment strip. Attach the border sentiment strip with foam tabs and bend it by running it between your fingers. Attach to the base of the smaller photo with foam tabs. Add black alpha letters to spell out Family. Use hot glue to add glass beads to the center of the flowers and butterfly bodies. Dry brush Antique Linen Distress Paint around the edges of the layout, onto the flowers and the alpha letters. Dip the open end of the cap into a small puddle of paint and stamp circles onto the layout, as seen. Add the white lacy flourishes to the top and bottom of the layout. Wrap wire around a bamboo skewer to form coils and secure to layout with hot glue.