Sunday, March 26

Vintage oversized tags with Ruby Rock -It |Alicia Barry|


This week I thought I would try something a little different. I decided to make some tags instead of cards. The more I thought about what I wanted to include on them, the more I realised that it was time to go big. These are not your everyday gift tags. They are each 9 inches tall and 4 inches wide. 

I included lots of layers, and textured and details, and tried to showcase the Bella florals as central to my theme. 


I used Faded Empire, picking out the papers with blue tonings. I fussy cut butterfies from a second sheet of the paper and used the journaling tags paper for my bottom layers. 


 I used corrugated card stock in white along with white card stock, white doilies and white flowers to distinguish between my many layers. 


I added twine and bling for contrasting texture. 


I accentuated the florals with die cut leaves made from the same paper collection. 



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Thursday, March 23

Monkey Art

Today I have another Heartfelt Creations project to share using the Monkeying Around collection. For this card, I made use of the pre printed images that come as part of the paper collection. This is a great option if you are short of time, or maybe for beginners who are not so confident with their colouring yet. 


I did add in some stamped images to bulk out my design. The lighter leaves are stamped and inked, and the thin leaves are actually from the top of the palm tree stamp.  This was combined with hand cut pre- printed leaves to create foliage with depth and dimension. 


There is lots more to see on the blog of course, including a new video on how to create stamped backgrounds. Check it out here

Friday, March 10

A new Heartfelt collection release.

It's time for a brand new collection release at Heartfelt Creations. This new collection is super cute, with lots of little monkeys hanging around.  Here's a little more about the range:


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Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection!


I see these papers being perfect for little boy cards and layouts. Lucky I happen to have two little boys ;)  Here's my first project with this range. 



There are some really cute off the page projects on the blog this week. Be sure to check them out.  You can also view a quick tutorial on using this collection to make pop up cards. 

Thursday, March 2

Heartfelt Double Share

For some reason my blog post for last week didn't go live, but that just means that I now have a double dose of Heartfelt Creations for you today. 

First up is a card with a bit of a monochrome theme to it. 




For this next one, I once again went with the pink tones fort hr dogwoods. I love the green touch in the flower centres. For my cluster, I used one of the floral images to stamp the background and then used it as a template to fill in the cluster. I think it worked out quite well. 



Voting is currently underway for the new applicants for the design team. Be sure to check the blog for details on how to cast your vote. It is always fun to see some new styles. While there, you can also get a sneak peek of the new collection being released next week. I know that in Australia this past weekend, some lucky class participants got to work with this collection before it's actual release. I hope they know how lucky they are.