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 firstname.lastname@example.org within 72 hours to claim your prize. Write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.
Now let’s get hopping!
Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys ♥ Gloria ♥ Vicki ♥ Pam ♥ Martine ♥ Susan ♥ Alissa
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures! If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for hopping!
- Lush Lilac 12×12 Paper Collection
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
- Small Sweet Peony Stamp and matching Die
- Large Sweet Peony Stamp and Matching Die
- 3D Lush LIlac Shaping Mold
- Lush Lilac Die (to cut lilac blooms from paper collection)
- Luggage and Tags Die
- Plumeria Chalk Ink
- Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
- Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
- Guacamole Chalk Ink
- Stack and Store Daubers
- Rock Candy Stamens Small
- Pastel Bead Wired Stamens
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Lavender Fields and Dazzling Diamonds
- White Organza Ribbon
- Silver Metallic String
Kathy, Happy Hump Day!
Was a winner ever picked
for this hop? Thank you.
Carla from Utah
Wow. Soooo pretty.
Thank you so much Twyla! It’s such a pretty collection to work with! Happy hopping!
Absolutely love the peony and lilac together. My favorite color also. Beautiful card.
Love the color combo and your flowers are gorgeous. Just got the lilac collection
Thanks so much, Donna! You are going to have so much fun with this collection! Happy crafting!
Wow. So many ideas to draw inspiration from
I’m so glad you are enjoying the hop, Jennifer! Happy crafting!
So sweet with the little blue birds and all the flowers.
Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I just recent bought the lush lilac collection and am excited to use it. I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing all of the details in making it.
Well that was good timing, wasn’t it? You’re going to love this collection! Thanks so much for the lovely comment! Happy crafting!
So creative that there are so many sections, love it
Thank you so much, Delilah! I’m happy to know you are enjoying the hop!
I love this color scheme! Your lilac blooms and peonies are fabulous and add the perfect dimension and I like the silver threads mixed in there, too!
Thank you for sharing, it’s lovely.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for hopping!
simply overwhelmed by the detail and beauty of this!!
Thank you so very much, Lauren! It’s a gorgeous collection to work with. I’m so glad you are enjoying the hop!
So much detail on this card, so very pretty indeed, great inspiration….thank you for sharing…luv Ursula xx
Such meaningful sentiments and so beautifully written. A very special card Kathy…
Blessing from UK
Love this card. The lilacs are my favorite lower and I love the way you’ve used them here. Beautiful!p
Thank you so much, Patricia! I love lilacs, too! Enjoy the hop!
I’ve just ordered the Lush Lilac Collection and cant wait to use it after seeing your beautiful card! Love all the little details like the flap and small pocket. It will definitely brighten up someone’s day.
Oh, I’m so happy to know that my card inspired your purchase, Alison! You are going to love this collection! Happy crafting!
So, so lovely! All that purple is just luscious and your design is gorgeous. Thanks for the great inspiration!
Simply stunning! Your flowers, your layering, all the details!
…after my own heart….flowers always win the day! Inky hugs….OXO
This is totally stunning! I love the little pocket on the inside of the card!
What wonderful detail you used with this card. I love using the lilac and peaonies work together. Colors are my all time fav.
Thank you so much, Cheryl! I love to mix different flowers together in a card design. I’m so glad you are enjoying the hop!
Lilacs are my favorite flower and they look beautiful on this card.
This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you created a pocket inside to fill with more sentiments….Beautiful!
Thank you so much, Lana! I love adding pockets and flaps to my cards. It makes them so much more fun to open. Enjoy the hop!
Oh my! This is such a beautiful card!
Thank you so much, Sue! This is such a beautiful collection! Happy hopping!
Beautiful card – love the lush lilac stamps and dies
Absolutely LOVE this card, my favorite colors, printing the instructions now!
Oh that just makes my day, Andrea! Thank you so much! Happy crafting!
Love your card and the colors you used.
Thank you so much, Linda! Enjoy the hop!
Beautiful card. Loved your colors
I love the colors and flowers in this card! Beautiful job Kathy!!
what a beautiful card….going to make one this weekend thanks for sharing
Oh, hooray! That’s the best compliment you could ever pay me, June! Happy crafting!
This card is just beautiful. I love the way you incorporated the peonies with the lilacs. They really look lovely together. Wow, stunning card.
Your written instructions are easy to follow. I completely missed that you did machine sewing! Lovely floral cluster. Beautiful colors!
Love the colors and
the little birds are
darling! Fab design.
Carla from Utah
Love the sayings you used on this card, and the lush lilac collection is beautiful as are your cards.
Such a gorgeous card with such “Heartfelt” thoughts! Thanks so much for the inspirations! Just what I was needing for my niece whose to go through another complicated neck surgery. This is perfect! Hugs to you!
Oh Kathy, what a gorgeous card! The colors! So dreamy and calming. I love anything by Heartfelt Creations. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful projects! Hugs
I actually have the Lush Lilac collection and just love it. Your card is very beautiful with lots of comforting thoughts. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
Kathy, your work is so gorgeous! And I envy your beautiful hand writing.
Thank you so much, Sarah! I have to thank my school teachers and my mom for my handwriting. They both drilled good penmanship into me. I still love to write things by hand, even in this age of computers. Enjoy the hop!
As always your work is amazing, and great instructions!
You outdid yourself!!! You are very talented and I am glad to follow you!
Thank you so much, Barb! I look forward to sharing lots of fun ideas with you here! Happy hopping!
Oh Kathy, this is ever so lovely, and the perfect thing to bring someone a bit of comfort. The colors and beautiful flowers are so soothing and peaceful. Exactly the thing to let someone know that they are in your thoughts.
Again, I so appreciate you taking the time to let us know how this came together with the directions. Thank you! 🙂
Oh this is just gorgeous Kathy and your flowers are so beautiful! I love the Lush Lilac collection!
Love this. So glad I have most of the supplies on hand.