Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop! The hop starts here and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th. Today I have combined two of my favorite Heartfelt Creations springtime collections: Lush Lilac and Tea Time. The end result is this Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Slimline Card.
Tea Time Under the Lilacs
Wouldn’t you just love to have tea out under the lilacs? Here’s how this sweet card came together.
First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11 sheet of lilac cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 9 1/2″ and 9 3/4″. Fold to form a top fold card base with 1/2″ spines on the top and bottom.
Stamp, die cut, shape, ink and layer a whole bunch of lilac blossoms from the Lush Lilac collection. Brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.
Now add a bit of adhesive to the center of each lilac and fill with Minnie Pearls Prills.
Next, cut an 8 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ panel of gingham paper from the Tea Time Collection for the front of the card.
Then die cut the Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock. Cut it in half from side to side, then overlap the edge on the gingham pattern so that it fits the card base.
Now die cut 3 tea pots, tea cups and tea bag from the Tea Time paper pad. Back these with dimensionals and adhere along the front of the card. Decorate with the prepared lilac blossoms.
A Peek Inside
Create a box pocket inside the card. (You can watch this videoto see how to do this.)
Gift wrap tea bags, chocolate, cookies, and a honey pouch to tuck into the box pocket. Use your paper scraps from Lush Lilac and Tea Time to do this. Create a tiny note card as well. Then tuck in a demitasse spoon and honey dipper to complete the Tea Party in a Box.
On With the Hop!
Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind in the form of a sweet comment. Comment before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 29th. One lucky comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!
The winner will be announced only on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st. So be sure to check to see if you are the lucky winner! The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write “Winner of the March 2021 Alumni Hop” in the Subject line of your email.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. And if you’d like to see other projects I’ve made with the Tea Time collection, please click HERE. To see more projects made with the Lush Lilac Collection, please click HERE.
Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop! The hop starts here and continues through Monday, March 1st at 11:55PM EST.
We have a wonderful hop lined up for you this month, filled with lots of tips, tricks and “rt from the heart” inspiration from our amazing Alumni Team! Be sure to visit each blog in the list. Why? Because one sweet comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card! Now that is something to get excited about!
The winner of the gift card will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, March 3rd. Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that time. If you are the winner, claim your prize by emailing email@example.com within 72 hours of the announcement. Please write “Winner of the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.
Now, let’s get this party started!
Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card
The cold February weather has me dreaming of springtime. So I broke out my Lush Lilac collection and welcomed Spring into my studio! This little creation is part card, part tag, part wall hanging. I call it a hanging pocket card. Here’s how it comes together.
First, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Lush Lilac paper on slightly larger panels of green white and lavender cardstock.
Next, fussy cut the corner from the tag collage patterned paper. Follow the natural lines created by the images.
Now cut the ledger paper design away from the corner. Fussy cut around the lilac stem as seen in this photo.
Then score 1/2″ flaps on the left hand side and the bottom of the corner to form a pocket.
Adhere the ledger behind the pocket as seen in this photo.
Now machine stitch the pocket onto the hanging pocket card base.
Die cut a decorative tag from the paper collection. Mat on cardstock. Top with ribbons and tuck into the pocket.
Layer a ticket and tag image in the left hand corner of the card front.
Lush Lilac Blooms
Now die cut a big pile of lilac blossoms from the paper collection using the Lush Lilac Die.
Then run the petals through the Lush Lilac 3-D shaping mold to add texture and dimension to the blossoms.
Spray the petals with Lavender Fields Glimmer Mist, or sponge with ink, if desired.
Then use a small stylus to create a little well in the center of each blossom
Next, fill the centers with Prills and arrange over the designer paper as seen here.
Stamp, die cut and shape Leafy Foliage and add to the floral displays.
The Flip Side
Decorate the back side of the hanging pocket card with more designer papers. Create a box style pocket (tutorial HERE) .
Then use your tags dies to create a sweet little shaker tag to tuck in the pocket. Create a border along the top edge of the hanging pocket card with ribbon and fancy trim. Then add a small hanger to the top. (This hanger is retired Melissa Frances.)
It’s really fun to make a card that doubles as a gift and as home décor! I definitely had a sunnier outlook on life after playing with all these lovely papers and supplies!
On With the Hop
Now hop on over and see what my teammate Vicki has in store for you. You’ll find the entire hop list below.
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2019 Alumni Hop! Today I have a Burst of Spring Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you. Pansies are one of my very favorite flowers. I find their lovely perfume combined with the velvety leaves and sweet “faces” completely irresistible!
This is a 5 1/2″ square Twisted Easel Card made with the Burst of Spring Cheery Pansies, Lush Lilac and Leafy Accent Stamps and Dies. I’ll provide a linked supply list at the end of the post.
Twisted Easel Card Tutorial
Easel cards have to be one of my favorite fancy folds. I love the fact that they can stand upright for display, but fold flat for storage. The design looks complicated, but it’s really as easy as pie!
Finish off your card with this cute circle tag (cut with the matching Ornamental Tags Die), a Purple Gingham Bow and a trio of buttons. This photo shows what the card looks like when the easel is closed.
Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
I wanted you to see the inside of this card, so that you would know where to place the pansies. Yes, they go on the INSIDE of the card base. This way, they act as a stopper for the easel.
First, mat the inside of the card with more of the Grape Jelly cardstock, just as you did for the front of the card.
Next, trim the 6″ x 6″ “thinking of you” card front to measure 5 1/4″. Adhere inside the card base.
Trim another 5 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the collection. Cut from corner to corner and adhere to the top half of the page.
Die cut one of the fancy tags from the Burst of Spring paper collection with the matching Album Tags and Accents Dies. From white cardstock, die cut the eyelet frame for the tag. Adhere these together along the left hand side of the card, as seen in the photo.
Now create a die cut pocket using the Lacy Diamond Die and white cardstock. Carefully place adhesive just along the outside edges of the bottom half of the triangle. Adhere on the top of the card interior, as seen in the photo. Insert a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate or other small treat.
Die cut the “Hugs” tab using the Ticket and Tags die. Place adhesive just on the right hand side, and place as seen in the photo.
You have room to write a personal greeting at the top of the card.
On With the Hop!
This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 1st. Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment. One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 3rd. The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.
Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio with Stamperia Lilac and Flower Alphabet
Hello, Friends! Today I have a sweet Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio to share with you. The latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog is being hosted by my incredibly talented friend, Sara Emily. Her challenge theme is “Pass the Tissues,Please” and requires you to use tissue paper or rice paper in your project. We’ll take a look at my journal in a moment, but first. let’s see what Sara has to say about this interesting challenge.
Challenge Theme: Pass the Tissues, Please!
Since we are still in ‘cold season’, I always make sure I’m stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.
Sound like fun? I thought so! Let’s dive in!
Finnabair Art Tissue, Stamperia Lilac, Flower Alphabet Soup
For me, every project idea starts with designer paper. I flipped through my stash of gorgeous Stamperia papers and could not choose between Lilac and Flower Alphabet. So I used them both in the creation of this 5″ x 7″ wrap style folio. The base is made by scoring a 7″ x 18″ piece of 18 pt. Grocery Bag Cardstock into three 5″ panels with a quarter inch spine between. I chose to work with this because of its strength and ability to stand up to mixed media treatments.
NOTE: If I had it to do over again, I would have scored 3/4″ spines to allow the folio to close with ease. This one is as snug as your grandpa’s belt after Thanksgiving dinner.
My tissue paper choice is thisFinnabair Art Alchemy Musica paperfrom Prima. The spring greens and lilac shades are a perfect color match for the two Stamperia collections.
Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Process
Here’s how I wrapped the folio with the tissue. It’s a pretty simple process.
First, open a sheet of the Finnabair tissue and lay it face down on your work surface.
Next, cover the face of the folio base with Distress Collage medium. You will need to work quickly as this medium is fast drying.
Now, center the folio base face down over the tissue paper, keeping it as straight as you can. Gently brayer over the paper to seal it to the base.
At this point, I folded the tissue paper over the interior of the folio to see how much I should trim away. I wanted it to completely cover the folio interior without excessive overlap.
Next, cut “v” slits in the 4 corners of the tissue paper to make it easier to wrap and fold it over the folio interior. This is done the same way as you would if you were wrapping a mini album cover with paper.
Now, brush the inside of the folio base with a good layer of Distress collage medium, then fold the tissue paper to the inside of the folio. You will have overlap, and that is fine. Just keep adding Distress Collage Medium until all the edges are sealed.
Finally, use a brayer to gently seal the tissue paper to the folio surface. Carefully fold along the score lines and then walk away and let everything dry.
TIP: Dry time is essential! Damp tissue paper tears.
Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: Rice Paper Overlay
I cut a medallion from some Stamperia Rice Paper that I had in my stash, and layered that over the folio front. Then I brayered and spattered small amounts of Distress paint to create a more aged appearance. Next I applied two coats of clear Gesso. After this, I applied Distress Oxide Inks through a Stamperia stencil, followed by Distress Opaque Crackle Texture. The crackle medium picks up color from the Oxide Ink and the end result is so pretty.
Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Frame and Flowers
TIP: Use scraps of rice paper to decorate the frame.
To alter the frame, I brushed it with Oxide Inks, spattered with Distress Paints and misted with Mica Spray. The image is from the Flower Alphabet Collection. I pulled out some Heartfelt Creations Lilac stamps and dies to make the flowers and leaves. Vintage lace and buttons from my stash add the perfect finishing touch.
Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: A Peek Inside
I had such a good time adding flips and pockets and tuck spots to this sweet little lap book.
Here’s a look at the folio fully opened.
I stitched up a rice paper lavender sachet then topped it with these sweet charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It smells heavenly!
This altered envelope is the perfect size to hold a teabag.
And what could be sweeter than a little honey stick, chocolate, stitched bookmark and itty bitty silver spoon to go with it?
Tissue Wrapped Folio Video Tour with Tips and Tricks
To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, I prepared a short video tour with tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.
Pass the Tissues, Please…Now it’s YOUR turn!
To join in on this challenge, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that uses tissue paper in any of the forms laid out in the challenge description. Then link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, March 26th.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs! You can find all the rules HERE.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Heartfelt Creations June 2018 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop! Today I have a a lovely Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card to Share with you. You’ll find the complete hop list at the bottom of this post along with a supply list. Are you ready to hop? Let’s get started!
This collection is well-named! It is so lush! Growing up in New England, lilac bushes were always the harbinger of Springtime. You could count on the winter weather and snow being past when the lilacs started to bloom.
I’ve combined the Lush Lilac Blooms with Sweet Peonies on this 5 1/4″ x 8″ top fold card. The darling little birds, ornate bird cages, tiny lilac blossoms and peonies look so pretty together.
One of the things I love about working with Heartfelt Creation products is the thoughtful design of each collection. For instance, in the Lush Lilac paper collection, there’s a whole page of lovely printed/colored lilac blooms. You simply place the matching die over the paper, cut out, run through the Lush Lilac flower mold and boom! Dozens of perfectly colored and shaped lilac blossoms in no time. I brushed each blossom with a little Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue, then shook them in a container of Angel Dust Glitter to add just a touch of sparkle and shine.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Construction Details
This is a very simple card to make. NOTE: I inked all my cut edges with ColorBox Plumeria chalk ink.
First, cut the main card panel from the collection. I cut mine to measure 4 3/4″ x 7 1/4″.
Now mat the panel on a slightly larger amethyst cardstock panel. Machine stitch around the perimeter with cream thread.
Next, lay the stitched panel on a glass cutting mat (or the glass from an old picture frame). Use a craft knife to cut along the left hand edge of the birdcage. You want a slit that is just large enough to fit the “Have a Sweet Day” tag.
To add dimension, back the tag with foam dots or waste chipboard and insert into the prepared opening. Adhere in place.
Now top the tag with a small bow and button. Add a mini white clothespin to the top right hand corner. Top with lilac blooms.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Purple Peonies
Here’s how I made my purple peonies:
Stamp two sets of Large Sweet Peonies onto patterned paper from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection. I used ColorBox Plumeria Ink to do this.
Stamp 3 Sets of Small Sweet Peonies on patterned paper.
Before die cutting, add green or yellow chalk ink to the center of each flower.
Die cut flower layers and foliage with the matching dies.
Spritz lightly with water and place in the Basic Flower Shaping Mold. Then run through your die cutting machine.
Cup each layer with a stylus from the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
Stagger the flower layers and adhere together.
Pierce the center of each flower and add stamens.
Mist flowers with a combination of Lavender Fields and Dazzling Diamonds Tattered Angels Mist.
Dry with a heat gun.
Use sponge daubers to add more Plumeria Ink to outside petals and cut edges.
Adhere to card.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: A Peek Inside
I’ve added a flap and pocket to the card interior.
This sentiment is so perfect for someone dealing with a long recovery. I hand wrote it on the open space of the designer paper. The little flap pocket on the right is filled with cheery thoughts to brighten long days.
The large pocket on the bottom contains more happy thoughts written on some of the lovely tags and journal cards from the cut apart page.
On With the Hop!
Below you will find a list of all the HC Alumni participating in this month’s hop.
You will want to be sure to visit each one, and leave a lovely comment behind. One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. The hop ends at 11:59PM EDT on Monday, July 2nd, so be sure to hop and comment before that date.
The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 4th. I’ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time. To claim your prize, you must contact email@example.com within 72 hours to claim your prize. Write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.