NEW RELEASE!YEA! A new release from Heartfelt Creations, and it is a BEAUTY and you're going to have lots to do with this one! The Botanical Garden Collection features 5 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinder Rose Creations and Spellbinder Foliage Shapeabilities sets.
AND, to celebrate the release, Heartfelt Creations is giving away one entire release set, valued at $75.00 to one lucky person!!! To enter, just leave a comment on this post or the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 19. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on next Wednesday, July 20. Be sure to visit the HC blog to see ALL the creations from the design team - so many great ideas!
InspirationI'm a cardmaker - everything else I do with paper is a venture into unusual territory for me. I've found one of the best ways to try something out is to use a template - I spend a good bit of time searching for templates I like, then for samples of the template being used. Here's a paper basket I created using a template from Lauren Meader at Paper Trey Ink, called "Pretty Petal Pocket". It is VERY easy to use, and produces a really pretty result, and of course, even prettier with the flowers from Heartfelt Creations.
|Solid green Paper (American Crafts)||12" X 12"|
|Green/Blue plaid paper (American Crafts)||12" X 12"|
|Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey)||4 1/4" x 5 1/2"|
|Marina Mist (SU!)|
|Old Olive (SU!)|
|Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Rose Creations Shapeabilities(Spellbinders)|
|Paper Blossoms Tool Kit (McGill)|
|Pretty Petal Pocket template (My Timeless Templates at Paper Trey Ink)|
|SPICA Glitter Pens (Imagination International)|
|Gold brad (Paper Studio)|
|Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)|
FLOWERStamp the 3 large flowers from the floral set 1, and the largest flower from floral set 2 in blue on the white paper. Stamp 4 copies of the largest leaf, and 2 copies of the medium leaf in green on the white paper. Cut out the four flowers and all the leaves using the matching dies from the Rose Creations die set. Using the largest stylus from the tool kit, distress the back of the flower petals on all 4 flowers. Add a little sparkle to the flower with blue SPICA pen, and to the leaves with a green SPICA.
BASKETCut the basket from green paper using the template, including the "tulip panel" and handles. It simplifies matters to attach the template to the paper using temporary adhesive, then just cut through both layers - no pencil marks to erase, and a perfect cut! Cut out the decorative mat layers from the patterned paper using the template pieces.
Assemble using the ATG or your favorite adhesive. Before attaching the tulip panel on the front, use the paper piercer to punch a hole in the middle of the front panel. Adhere the leaves in groups of 3 on two sides of the center hole. Stack the flowers, and put the brad through the center hole, then through your punched hole in the basket. Attach the panel to the front of the basket. Finish with a bow tied from green ribbon attached to the middle of the handle over the flower.
ReminderRemember to get your chance to win the whole collection of Botanical Garden stamps - just leave a comment on this post or the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 19.
Thanks for stopping by!