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Inspiration to Create your own Tropical Paradise & a Classic Petunia Preview

Hi Friend,
How is your Wednesday going? Are you enjoying this gorgeous May weather? Spring is one of my favorite seasons and it is so refreshing and rejuvenating to see all the budding florals and trees displaying vivid, lush colors:) What are some of your favorite springtime florals? 

Do you find yourself stuck in a creative rut and you're looking for the next idea that will jump start your creativity....or maybe you're like me and still need to create the most beautiful card to celebrate the wonderful mom in your life:) Mother's Day is just around the corner....there are many projects on the blog today that will be sure to inspire you!

Classic Petunia Preview: We are only one week away from the launch of the Classic Petunia Collection. Move on over spring, and let summer begin… No flower signifies summer more than the large trumpet shaped blossom of the gentle petunia! Filled with classic petunia pinks and deep purples along with pretty leaf like greens, the delicately patterned papers in this charming paper collection will transport you to your favorite garden plot! So join with us as we usher in the summer season with the tender flowers of the new Classic Petunia Collection debuting worldwide and shipping on May 10th!
See your preview here: 
http://hcgo.co/ClassicPetunia

They are beautiful, easy to use, and fun to play with -Lynne Seljan


the stamps stamp very nice and the dies cut so nice -Pat Checchin

Love the ideas and they are so beautiful and fun to make -Anita Bernard



Design Team: Today is the official transition to the new design team and the difficult part about design team changes are the goodbyes to the design team members that will not be continuing for the next year. Could you join us in thanking the following design team members for all the amazing creations they have inspired and wowed us with in this past year: Debbie SeyerLori WilliamsAlicia BarryMaureen RussellDorota KopecMartine SmithSandi HulsartElsa SappAmarilys Doria and Anne Harada.

Our team of continuing and new designers are all listed on the sidebar of the blog and we would love to have you visit their blogs and leave them comments with a warm welcome :) 

The winner from the alumni blog hop this week was Carla Hundley. She won a $25 shopping spree, congratulations!
Have a wonderful week....and I would love to hear which projects inspired you this week. Have a beautiful day, Emma Lou



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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Birds Of Paradise Shadowbox

Birds Of Paradise Shadowbox
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3736
Tropical Hibiscus Die, HCD1-796
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
6" x 6" Foldout Cards-White, HCCF1-445-2
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other products: White Card Stock, Pebbles Chalks, Versamark, White Detail Embossing Powder, Fern Green Archival Ink, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Dove Blender Pen, Gala Glitz and die cutting machine

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Start by assembling the shadow box and attaching a 6 " x 6" piece of paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection onto the inside of the box. The frame and sides were also covered by paper from the same collection. The wavy panels on the inside of the box were made from a flip fold card from the same package. I cut off 2 of the panels and trimmed them slightly lower and covered them with paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection. The large Toucan image was stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks. After coloring I felt that it blended into the background a bit to much so I traced the outside edge of the die with a pencil and fussy cut to create a frame in the same shape but slightly larger. The Hibiscus flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die. They were colored with Tangelo and Rose inks before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and accented with Gala Glitz. The Plumeria flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die. They were also colored with Tangelo and Rose inks before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and accented with Gala Glitz. The Leaves and Palms were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before distressing with Fern Green ink. The Flamingos were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Worn Lipstick. Finally the Parrot on the right side of the card was stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Pebbles Chalks.


Print Project

Flamingo Z-Fold

Flamingo Z-Fold
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Dies, Purple and White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Rose Madder and Chrome Yellow Archival Ink, Dimensional Tape

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: My card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Make card base (you can find instructions for these on YouTube or Split Coast Stampers by just keying in “Z-Fold Card”). Cover the card base with papers from the paper collection. Next I cut the 1" strip that allows the card to fold out into a Z. Cover it with some of the paper as well. Next I cut out the oval die using white and purple cardstock. Stamp the two flamingos in black in, cut out, color and glitter. When dry, glue them onto the oval die cut. I used some of the dimensional tape and glue to adhere it to the card front. Stamp plumerias in Teal Zeal and Rosebud inks, cut out color and shape. Stamp leaves in Bamboo Leaves, cut out color and shape. Glitter the flower petals and set aside to dry. Adhere flowers and leaves to the card around the bottom of the flamingos. Cut out the word Aloha using teal card stock and glue it to the inside of the card. The card is all ready to go!

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Tropical Mother's Day

Tropical Mother's Day
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Archival inks-Leaf green, library green, plum, saffron, Zig markers--Bright yellow, light yellow, red, Mauve, Blue, dark blue, orange, black card stock, Spellbinders Circle nestibilities, Twinkle dust

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut a pattern paper from paper pad to size 5.75 x 5.75" and on to it add two circle die cuts from spellbinders. Apply glue and sprinkle the Twinkle dust. Mount onto a card mat layer 1/4 inch bigger than the panel. Adhere on 6 x 6" black card base. 

Stamp the toucan and the parrot on white card stock with black ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour with Zig markers. Add the toucan and the parrot using foam tapes.

Stamp the plumeria flowers in Plum ink and colour them with Plum and saffron inks. Stamp the the small roses in Library Green ink, and diecut. Use tool kit and to shape flowers. Thread floral stamen through the small roses. Stamp the leaves in Library green, and cut, color and shape.

Add all the flowers and leaves as shown. Add the sentiment from paper pad.

Created by: Anita Kejriwal

Print Project

Tropical Frame Card

Tropical Frame Card
Products Used
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Neenah Papers Solar White cardstock, Spellbinders Windows of Memories Die Set, Ranger Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet), Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall, Ribbon

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" card base from white cardstock. Cover card front with Tropical Paradise Paper Collection. Die cut frame with Spellbinders Windows of Memories die set from Tropical Paradise paper. Adhere frame to card front. Die cut birds, flamencos and flowers from paper collection using Windows of Memories frame die. Glue pieces to card front frame. Stamp multiple flowers with Tropical Plumeria stamp set on white cardstock with pink ink pad and then die cut with coordinating die. Color with distress inks and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Stamp and die cut multiple leaves, color with distress inks and then shape. Adhere bow, flowers and leaves to card as pictured. Embellish flowers with Nuvo Crystal drops. Using a brush, apply Nuvo Glitter Accents on flowers and leaves for a shimmery effect. 

Created by: Marisa Job

Print Project

Framed Flamingo

Framed Flamingo
Products Used
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, Ebosser, Martha Stewart scoreboard, Memory Box Rhapsody Stencil, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five Die, Clarity Brushes, white cardstock, pearls, rhinestones & adhesive

Instructions: Cut a 6" x 6" piece of pattern paper from Tropical Paradise Paper Collection & adhere it to a same size card base. Die cut the border of a 5" x 6" piece of white cardstock with Fleur Border Basics Die & score at every 1/4" using Martha Stewart scoreboard. Ink this pice using Memory Box Rhapsody Stencil, Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks & Clarity Brushes. Adhere to the top of card base with foam adhesive. Decorate the border with pearls.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five Die & adhere to the card front as shown. Die cut a piece of pattern paper from Tropical Paradise Paper Collection using the smaller die from the same set & adhere it to the previous die cut using foam adhesive. Die cut the word Aloha using white cardstock & Tropical Parrots Die. Adhere it to the bottom right of the card. Add some rhinestones & pearls to add finishing touch to the card.

Created by: Nupur Priya

Print Project

Mother's Day Gift Bag

Mother's Day Gift Bag
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Card Kit, HCCK1-383

Watch this video https://youtu.be/x_ehd8QAPnI to see how to shape the Tropical Plumerias.

Instructions: To make your bag follow this step by step tutorial on our blog here. Stamp the flowers in Teal Zeal and Berrylicious ink, cut out and shape the flowers. Add prills to the centres and glitter. Stamp the leaves in Bamboo Leaves ink, colour and cut out, shape and add glitter. Cut the sentiments from the paper pad. Adhere the flowers, leaves and sentiment to your bag and your project is complete.

Created by: Liz Gaze

Print Project

Parrot Flip Fold

Parrot Flip Fold
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Lichen Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 237
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Danube Blue, TSMP600
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - White, HCFP1-434-2
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Hot Mama Prills, ANC821
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products:  White Cardstock; Memento Dye Ink Pad - Dandelion ; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter - Orange Crush; Art Glitter - Mardi Gras; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Royal Blue Rhinestones; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Green Rhinestones; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Orange Rhinestones; hot glue gun

Instructions: Create a side folding card out of the Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B. Cut the design paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection to fit each side of the card flipfold, including the decorative strips. Sponge edges of each paper with coordinating colors of Memento Inks in Cantaloupe, Danube Blue, Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves. Adhere design paper to white card base. On white card stock with Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the flowers with the Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, the parrot from the Tropical Paradise Stamp Set, and the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set. Die cut all with coordinating dies. Using the Stack and Store Daubers color the leaves using New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Inks, and the flowers with a combination of Cantaloupe and Tangelo Memento Inks and the parrot with New Sprout, Danube Blue, Lady Bug and Dandelion Memento Inks. Shape the parrot, petals and leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble flower with hot glue gun and adhere flower and leaves to card as shown. Mix Hot Mama Prills and Go Man Go Prills together and add to flower center, using Dries Clear Adhesive. Add Lichen Glitter to the leaves, Orange Crush Glitter to the flowers, Crystal and Mardi Gras Glitter to the die cut parrot and the parrot on the design paper. Finally, adhere a Orange Rhinestone to the upper corner and Blue and Green Rhinestones to the bottom yellow panel, as shown. Add 3-D Crystal Lacquer to parrot's eyes.

Created by: Candy Slabaugh

Print Project

Tropical Special Day

Tropical Special Day
Products Used
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products Used: White Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares 1/2”, EZ Runner, Large Adhesive Dots), Ribbon, Chameleon Pens (GR4, YG3, BR2), Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Stampin' Up Ink (Crushed Curry), Versa Color Ink (Opera Pink), Wood Embellishments

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: My card base is white cardstock. Find and cut out both of the card background with the toucan. From one, fussy cut out just the square red framed image in the middle, without cutting through the yellow background frame. From the other, cut out just the red framed teal portion of the background. Mat the largest layer in red patterned paper. Adhere the red layer to the card base. Adhere the next yellow layer using 3D foam squares, and feed the ribbon through this layer and create a multilayered bow. Adhere the next square layer using 3D foam squares again.

Find and cut out the "It's Your Special Day" sentiment strip. Using hot glue, I adhered the the strip, bowing out from the card front. A little hot glue on either end should do the trick to hot it in place quickly. Add gems to the corners of the blue layer of the card.

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the medium flowers, 1 leaf pair, 1 leaves & swirls and 2 small palm leaves. I added colour to the flowers using inks and daubers. I added colour to the leaves using Chameleon pens. Shape your leaves and shape and assemble the flowers. Add Prills to the middle of the flower using liquid adhesive. Adhere your flowers and leaves to the bottom right hand corner of the card.

Created by: Tracy McLennon

Print Project

Tropical Hug

Tropical Hug
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Botanic Window Die, HCD1-7100
Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Palm Tree & Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138

Other products: White and Orange Card Stock, Pebbles Chalks, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Fine White Embossing Powder, Dove Blending Pen, Pink Stickles, DecoArt Paper Effects Golden Pearl and die cutting machine

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Start with 1 piece of cardstock 6" x 11" and 1 piece of cardstock 2 1/4" x 6". Scor the larger piece of cardstock at 6", 7", 9" and 10" and the smaller piece of cardstock at 1/2" and at 1 1/2" marks. With the larger piece of cardstock, place glue on the 1" strip and glue 4" down from the top of the 6" x 6" section. Now that the smaller section of card stock and place glue on the 1/2" flap and glue to the top of the 6" x 6" panel. Once cured, place some glue on the bottom end and open the card so it stands up and glue the larger piece as shown. This sounds harder then it is, just take your time and examine how the card opens and closes before gluing pieces together. The smaller panel can be attached wherever you desire, I chose about a 1/2" in from the right side. Finish off the card base by attaching a die cut from the Botanic Window Die and start to decorate. 

The love birds were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks. The flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Moonlight White Ink and heat embossed with Fine White Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die. They were colored with using a Dove Blender pen and Rose Bud ink before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool. The larger parrot was stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks and accented with Pink Stickles and DecoArt Paper Effects Golden Pearl. The leaves accents and Palm Tree were stamped on white cardstock with Olive Grove and die cut with the matching die before distressing with Pearlescent Ivy.


Print Project

All Things Are Possible

All Things Are Possible
Products Used
Butterfly Medley Die, HCD1-759
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
All Things are Possible Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3764
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136

Other Products: Distress inks Lucky Clover, Archival inks Library Green and Leaf Green , Ranger Clear crackle, Evergreen Bough, Versamark clear ink, Heat gun, White Heat Embossing Powder, Mini Mister, Koi Brush, Smooth White Card Stock, Canson Water Color Paper. A strip of black cardstock, Sequence, Vellum sheet

Instructions: The ready side fold card measures 5" by 6 1/2". The piece of Canson watercolor paper for top panel measuring 4 1/2 " by 6". Stamp various leaves by with Versamark ink and sprinkle white heat embossing powder. Dust extras and heat set using a heat gun. Distress the panel using Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough distress ink. Once happy with the blending clean the panel with a dry tissue. Sprinkle water using a mini mister and let it dry. Dab Evergreen Bough on a craft mat and color the leaves using koi watercolor brush. The sentiment is from All Things are Possible Cling Stamp Set and is stamped with Versamark clear on a piece of vellum and then heat resists using white heat embossing powder. Tear the vellum as shown in the picture. Matt a white card stock under the vellum sheet so that the sentiment pops out. Now layer the panel on white cardstock, 1/8" bigger than the panel and layer it again using foam tapes on the card base. I have added an extra strip of black cardstock so that the panel can pop on the white card base. Embellish the card a little further with white heat embossed vellum butterflies and hand molded leaves glittered with Papericious Crystal Clear Glitter. For leaves, stamp the image using archival Library Green, and cut the images with it's coordinating die, color them using archival leaf green and shape them using Deluxe flower shaping kit.  And for adhering Crystal Clear Glitter I have used Ranger clear crackle.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Tropical Birds Popup Box Card

Tropical Birds Popup Box Card
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11, GBKK811B1
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Paris Dusk, TSMP608
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Memento Dye Ink Pad Dandelion, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers set of 48, Kuratake Water Brush, Pink Glitter Cardstock, White Glitter Cardstock, Pearl White 12 x 12 Metallic Cardstock, Quickie Glue Pen, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Trimmer, Misti, Hot Glue Gun, Water Spritzer and Sparkle Shimmer Spritz

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Create a Pop-Up Box Card. I used the basic instructions from this Splitcoaststampers tutorial. Link (here) and then created one that is 8" x 10" when closed. Score a  6"x 12" piece of  White Pearl Metallic Cardstock on the long side at 1", 3", 9" and 11". Turn and score at 2 1/2" on the short side. This will form the front and the sides of the card and the flaps to add a 6" x  6" White Pearl panel for the back. Cut another piece of White Pearl 6" x 8" and cover the entire front and 2 1/2" of the top back with Pink glitter cardstock. Round the top corners and attach to the 6" x 6" panel.  Cut two pieces of cardstock 1" x 7" and score at 1/2" on both ends for the inserts. Cut the Tropical Paradise 6"x 6" paper panels as follows: 1 - 5 7/8" x 5 7/8",  4 - 2 3/8" x 1  7/8", 2 - 3 3/8" x 1 7/8", 2 - 5 7/8" x  3 3/8". Ink all of the edges with Teal Zeal. Follow the instructions in the tutorial to assemble the card making the adjustment for the back panel. Using the white pearl cardstock, cut out the Eyelet Oval and then just the center oval twice using pink glitter cardstock. Adhere to the top of the card as shown. 

Stamp one set of the Plumeria flowers in Teal Zeal and color with the Teal Zeal and New Sprout inks using the Stack and Store Daubers. Stamp another set in Berrylicious and color with the Berrylicious and Canteloupe inks. Stamp a third set with Paris Dusk and color with the Paris Dusk and Dandelion inks. Cut them out with the Plumeria Die, spritz with water and shape using the the Deluxe Flower shaping kit and the glue gun. Add Prills to the flower centers. Stamp all the birds and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Cut them out with the dies and spritz and shape them. Spray them with the Shimmer Spritz. Cut out the Aloha three times...twice with white cardstock and once with white glitter cardstock and using Dries Clear glue attach them one on top of the other for dimension. Cut strips of Clear cardstock, attach to the birds and then attach to the inserts. Adhere the toucan to the oval using double Dots. Decorate the card as shown and add lots of glitter. Add the 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" panel to the back of the card. Cut another piece of the same paper using the Fleur Border Basics Die to form a pocket on the back of the card. Using the Luggage and Tags Die cut out a tag and the A Gift from the Heart ticket from the paper collection. Cut an additional tag from white cardstock. Add the ticket to the front of the card. Adhere the Tropical Paradise tag to the white tag. Add a piece of ribbon to the tag and then place the tag in the back pocket. Cut the Thank You for Always Being There for Me strip from the paper pad, ink the edges and adhere to the back. See more photos on my blog.

Created by: Janet Saieva

Print Project

Tropical Seafold Out

Tropical Seafold Out
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lime Pastel, 71026
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Concord, 71083
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3736
Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3737
Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3738
Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3739
Tropical Hibiscus Die, HCD1-796
Under The Sea Coral Die, HCD1-797
Coral Reef Collage Die, HCD1-798
Under The Sea Die, HCD1-799
Under The Sea Paper Collection, HCDP1-266
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
5" x 7" Foldout Cards-Kraft, HCCF1-444-3
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Glitter Ritz, Papericious Frosting Powder, Ranger Crackle, paint brush, heat tool, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Serene, French Blue, Cheeky, Chive, Prills - Gordjus, You Had Me at Yellow, paper trimmer, scissors, hot glue gun

Watch this video here to learn how to shape the Tropical Plumeria.

Watch this video here to learn how to shape the Tropical Hibiscus.

Watch this video here to learn how to use the flipfold cards and basics border dies.

Instructions: Locate the foldout card shown. Choose papers from the Under the Sea Collection, Monkeying Around Collection and Tropical Paradise Collection as shown or as desired. (For more photos of each panel and detailing, please see my personal blog.) Using the coordinating border dies and die cutting machine, cut all pieces for fold out card, ink all edges with a light brown colored ink and set aside. Choose patterned paper for die cutting delicate borders, die cut and adhere to fold out card as shown. Adhere all previously cut papers to each part of the card. Stamp the larger sea weed and hibiscus image from the Under the Sea Collection onto second card panel. Using black ink and white card stock, stamp fish images, color using precision daubers, die cut with coordinating dies, shape and adhere to card. Using a red ink, stamp one inking of hibiscus flowers, die cut and then color using orange and pink inks. Shape using flowering shaping kit, apply distress crackle paint to flower tips, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set. Adhere to card as shown. Stamp two smallest plumeria flower petals onto white card stock using a dark pink ink. Die cut using coordinating dies, color using a lighter pink and yellow ink. Shape using flower shaping kit, assemble flower using hot glue, and add to hibiscus clusters. Stamp various leaves from the Monkeying Around Collection and Tropical Paradise Collection onto white card stock using a dark green ink. Color various hues of greens using precision sponge daubers. Shape using flower shaping kit and adhere to card as shown. Locate sentiment for center of card as well as sentiment strip for inside card from Tropical Paradise Collection. Ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink. Create a soft wave in the paper of the center sentiment and adhere to card as shown. Adhere inside sentiment strip to bottom of card panel that you've just applied center sentiment to. Lastly, add glitter to flowers and all over printed images throughout entire card and adhere prills to flower centers.  

Created by: Tracey Fehr

Print Project

Seaside Serenity Album

Seaside Serenity Album
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp Set , HCPC-3323
Moments With You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3568
Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3644
Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3645
Leafy Branch Die, HCD1-757
You Inspire Me Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3667
Everyday Heroes Die, HCD1-761
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Canson water color paper; Frosting Powder; water brush; Distress Inks in Pistachio; Peacock Feathers; Peeled paint; Scrapiniec Chipboard; Gesso; Alchemy paste in Gold; Hole punch; Papericious trim; Melissa Frances Pocket Tag Album; Sewing Machine; Archival Coffee Ink gold glimmer mist; cowboy glaze; Verdigris glimmer mist; FabScraps chipboard title; Little Yellow Bicycle sticker sheet

Instructions: Album is a Melissa Frances Tag Pocket Album. Paint inside cover and inside back cover of envelopes with gesso, set aside to dry; Cut papers to cover front and back of each pocket page from canson water color paper ( approx 5.25 x 8.25) be sure to punch out half circle in end. As shown. Adhere with adhesive to each pocket and then sew on using sewing machine. Do a smudging technique to each page using peacock feathers and pistachio. Set aside to dry. Stamp background of each page using moments stamp set; large elegant word stamp and Tropical Paradise cling stamp randomly with coffee archival ink. Splatter the glimmer mist; cowboy glaze and verdigris mist randomly on all pages; add the scrapiniec chipboard making sure you back some of the pieces with paper from the collection. 

Cut some tags out of tag sheet and use throughout the album; on cover, using the fab scraps chipboard ink with peacock feathers and add some cowboy glaze and gold alchemy wax; heat set in between layers of colour; splatter with gold glimmer mist; cut and stamp out 8 birds and blooms flowers along with leaves colour with peacock feathers and pistachio distress ink, mold and use pollens in center, apply frosting powder and heat set. Color leaves with peeled paint and apply frosting powder, heat set. Adhere more chipboard to cover; attach title to pieces of left over backing chipboard inking edges. Use trim from Papericious for bottom layer, attach title then attach birds and blooms flowers; tuck in a tag and use stickers from sticker sheet from Little Yellow Bicycle. I also used stickers from a summer sheet on all the pages also from Little yellow Bicycle. For more photos and detail close ups you can visit Karans blog here.

Created by: Karan Gerber

Print Project

Trust In Him

Trust In Him
Products Used
Butterfly Medley Die, HCD1-759
Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3650
Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3763
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783

Other Products: Classic circle die by Spellbinders, Distress inks Hickory Smoke, Evergreen Bough, Versamark clear ink, Heat gun, White Heat Embossing Powder, MiniMiste, Koi Brush, Smooth White Card Stock, Canson Water Color Paper. A strip of black cardstock, Sequence, Vellum sheet

Instructions: The ready side fold card measures 5" by 6 1/2". The piece of Canson watercolor paper for top panel measuring 4 1/2" x 6". Stamp various leaves by with Versamark ink and sprinkle white heat embossing powder. Dust extras and heat set using a heat gun. Distress the panel using Hickory smoke and Evergreen Bough distress ink. Once happy with the blending clean the panel with a dry tissue. Sprinkle water using a mini mister and let it dry. Dab Evergreen Bough on a craft mat and color the leaves using koi watercolor brush. The sentiment is from stamped with Versamark clear on a circle piece of vellum and then heat resist using white heat embossing powder. Layer the panel on white cardstock, 1/8' bigger than the panel and layer it again using foam tape on the cardstock. I have added an extra strip of black cardstock so that the panel can pop up on the white card base. Embellish the card little further with white heat embossed vellum butterflies.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Aloha Circle Layout

Aloha Circle Layout
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Embossing Powder - Gold, 359760
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other products: Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, Double sided tape, Archival ink jet black, Stickles stardust, Want 2 Scrap self adhesive rhinestones hot pink, Cardboard, Stardust stickles, Paper sander, Forest moss distress ink, Inking tool, Heat gun, Hot glue gun, Jet black archival ink, Derwent-inktense pencils Golden yellow 0230, Water coloring brush. Water mister

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Click here to see a close up view of this layout. The photo size for this 12 x 12" (30 cm x 30 cm) LO is 5 x 4" (12.7 cm x 9.5 cm )

Find the design paper in the Tropical Paradise collection paper pad that is used for the LO base, apply the forest moss distress ink on all the edges. 

Find also the green and blue / grey paper for the leaves and ferns. These are stamped with the jet black archival ink. The flowers are stamped with the gold embossing powder on the aquarelle paper. Color and shape the flowers, then put them together. Give also shape to the leaves and ferns. Make the Aloha by die cutting 6 layers and adhering them together. Trim the photo to the wanted size then adhere to the cardboard as backing. Trim to size. Sand the edges so the white of the photo paper shows on the edges. Add another smaller layer of cardboard so the photo will look like it is floating on air when adhered to the Lo base. Adhere the photo to the Lo center. Arrange and secure all the leaves, ferns and flowers in place. Adhere the Aloha then apply stickles to it. Add the hot pink self adhesive rhinestones to the flower centers then apply the star dust stickles to flower petals so they will pop.

Created by: Susan Smit

Print Project

Love Birds Tag

Love Birds Tag
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138

Other Products: Tag, Canson Watercolor Paper, Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Teal Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Rose Madder and Chrome Yellow Archival Ink , green fiber

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: My tag size is 3 1/8 X 6 1/4". Pick out a piece of the paper collection and cover the tag. I used Bamboo Leaves Memento ink to ink around the edges of the tag. Stamp the lovebirds in black ink, cut out, color and shape. Stamp the plumeria flowers in Teal Zeal and Rosebud ink, cut out, color and shape. Stamp the leaves in Bamboo Leaves ink, cut out, color and shape. Add glitter to the flower petals and set aside to dry. Cut out the word Aloha using teal paper and glue it to the top of the tag at a bit of an angle. Next I used dimensional tape to adhere the love birds to the tag right under the word. I placed the flowers and leaves where I thought they looked the best and glued them down. Tie some of the fibers in the hole of the tag and the tag is finished. A very quick and easy project!

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Comfort You

Comfort You
Products Used
Butterfly Medley Die, HCD1-759
Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3650
Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3763
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783

Other Products Used: Classic circle die by Spellbinders, Distress inks Scattered Straw and Withered Wood, Versamark clear ink, Heat gun, White Heat Embossing Powder, MiniMiste, Koi Brush, Smooth White Card Stock, Canson Water Color Paper. A strip of black cardstock, Sequence, Vellum sheet

Instructions: The ready side fold card measures 5" by 6 1/2". The piece of Canson watercolor paper for top panel measuring 4 1/2" by 6". Stamp various leaves by with Versamark ink and sprinkle white heat embossing powder. Dust extras and heat set using a heat gun. Distress the panel using Scattered Straw and Withered Wood distress inks. Once happy with the blending clean the panel with a dry tissue. Sprinkle water using a mini mister and let it dry. Place the classic circle die and cut apart a piece from the panel. Cut an extra circle from white card stock and distress it using Scattered Straw. Stamp the sentiment with Versafine black ink. Layer a white vellum circle piece under the yellow sentiment circle and further layer it as shown. Next, layer the panel on white cardstock, 1/8" bigger than the panel and layer it again using foam tapes on the ready card base. I have added an extra strip of black cardstock so that the panel can pop up on the white card base. Embellish the card a little further with whiteheat embossed vellum butterflies and matching sequence. 

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Thinking Lovebirds

Thinking Lovebirds
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Stamp Positioner Kit, 387623
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3743
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White, NU651
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138

Other Products: White Card Stock, Darice embossing folder, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8,Wink of Stella, Versa Mark, Black embossing powder, Spectrum Noir Markers GB4,BT8,FL3,LG4,DR2,TN3,BP1,

Instructions: Prepare a card base at 5 x 7", cut another piece of the white card stock 4 7/8 x 6 7/8" and emboss it with a Darice folder. Cut the Decorative Labelo out and place D-Dots on the back. Use the Stamp Positioner and stamp the sentiment at the lower center with the Dark Brown ink. Adhere everything on the card base. Stamp the Tropical Parrtos image with the Versa Mark on white card stock and emboss with Black embossing powder. Cut out, color with the Specrtum Noir Markers, place D-Dots on the back and place at the upper end of the Decorative Label. To finish your card add Wink of Stella all over the birds, glitter in the center of the flowers and Crystal Drops in the four corners as shown.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Sunrise Lily Gift Set

Sunrise Lily Gift Set
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts C - Kraft, HCFP1-435-3
Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3720
Sunrise Lily Die, HCD1-787
Sunrise Lily Swirls Die, HCD1-788
Sunrise Lily Paper Collection, HCDP1-263
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other products: Ribbon, lace, Pearl Bling, beads, Glue Gun, Kraft Gift Bag, Glitter, Glossy Accent, Diamond Dust, Paper trimmer, scissor, scor board, heat tool, distress inks, Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Archival Black, Pine Needles

Watch this tutorial for tips on shaping the lilies here.

Instructions: Click here for a close up view of this gift set. Gift Card Holder: Start by taking the Flipfold C insert and adhere the 2 opposite side to create the pocket for the card. Cut coordinating papers from the Sunrise Lily Collection (3.5"x5.4") for the 2 pockets inside. Die cut Sunrise Lily Swirls and bouquet from the paper and adhere to the inside and on the cover. I used a pink organza ribbon and adhered it before layering the coordinating papers on the front and back.

Gift Bag: The gift bag measures 5.5 x 4.2". Cut 5.5 x 4.1 paper from the paper collection for the front and back of the bag. For the flowers I stamped several pieces of the Sunrise lily using Hero arts orange dye ink. Colored them using Barn Door Distress ink. Die cut all the flowers using the coordinating die and then shape them with the embossing tool. For the leaves I have used pine needled distress ink and shaped them accordingly. Arranged all the flowers and leaves on the front cover of the bags. I used hot glue to adhere all the flowers and leaves. Also removed the original handle of the bag and tied a coordinating pink organza ribbon to go perfectly with the card holder.!

Created by: Piyanki Biswas

Print Project

Wonderful Day Roses

Wonderful Day Roses
Products Used
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Heartfelt Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3673
ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad - Frost White, CB80
Embossing Powder - White, RPEJ685
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Classic Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-270
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450

Other Products: White Cardstock, Cream Cardstock, Spellbinders Water Lily Decorative Elements, Versamagic Pixie Pink ink, Scissors, Pearls, Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, Foam Strips

Watch this tutorial to see how to shape the roses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8P070kC3oo

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10" x 7" and score and crease at 5" along the long side to make a 5" x 7" card base.

 Cut a piece of the Classic Rose patterned paper at 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card base. Using Dries Clear glue add glitter on the pattern on the paper.  Die cut the large frame from the Water Lily Decorative Die in cream cardstock, and sponge the edges of the die cut with Rhubarb Stalk. Add to the base card using foam strips. Using the next size frame die cut a small panel of coordinating paper – I have used a small panel that coordinated with the large paper I have used - sponge the edges with Rhubarb ink and adhere to the front of the frame. 

To make the sentiment stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of pink patterned paper. Die cut the shape using the HCD2-749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die. Sponge the edges and adhere to the bottom of the top frame as shown. 

To make the leaves stamp the leaf images from the HCPC3753 Classic Rose Vines Stamp with Northern Pine. Sponge with Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the top right of the card and at the bottom left of the frame around the sentiment.

 To make the roses, stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink. Sponge with Rhubarb Stalk and die cut using the coordinating die. Shape and assemble in a variety of sizes and adhere to the card as shown.

 To make the small white flowers stamp the small flowers from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp with Frost White ink.  Emboss with Ranger White embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge lightly with Pixie Pink ink and shape.  Add pearls to the flowers and adhere to the card as shown.  

Add Crystal Clear to the pink roses with Dries Clear glue.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

Hello Spring

Hello Spring
Products Used
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other Products: Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Memento Angel Pink, Pink and White cardstock, Resin Heart Frame, Papericious Crystal Clear, Distress Crackle Paint, Pink Seed Beads, 3d Foam Pads, HotGlue Gun, Die Cutting Machine, Tacky Glue, paper trimmer, Pearls and Lace

Watch this tutorial for tips on shaping the flowering dogwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI8RqHAt3vE.

Instructions: Find the Pink Patterned papers in the collection and a matching topper HCDP1-275. Cut 3 pieces 8 x 8", 6 x 6", and 5 x 5". Cut the 5 x 5" from corner to corner. Distress the edges with scissors. Matt and Layer onto your Pink card. Add lace to the topper and the triangles. Adhere using 3d foam tape. Stamp your flowers using Memento Rose bud and colour with Memento Angel Pink. Die cut and Shape flowers using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401. Glue these around the topper and the 3rd layer. Stamp your leaves with Peeled paint distress ink. Colour with Shabby shutters distress ink shape and glue to card. Cut the Hello spring, matt onto pink and curve this over your frame. Glue into place add pearls to the corners of your card.  

Created by: Sandra Carey

Print Project

Elegant Dogwood Foldout

Elegant Dogwood Foldout
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Bright Ideas Prills - 12 Pack, ANC852
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Fleur Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-778
Ornate Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-780
Botanic Window Die, HCD1-7100
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout Cards-White, HCCF1-443-2
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die, HCD1-7131
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other Products: Pearls, Dyed Seam Binding, 3-M Foam Tape, Crystal Clear Glitter, Memento Dye Ink (Rose Bud, Pistachio and Gray Flannel, Angel Pink and New Sprout), Posh pink dye refill

Instructions: Click here to see a close up view of this card. The open dimensions of this card is 17 x 5 1/2". Die cut double layers for each panel that shows from the front and one for each "backside" of the fold out card using the Flowering Dogwood Paper, the Classic Border Basics Die. On the back rectangle panel, die cut the opening for the Botanic Window from the blue paper only, replace the window opening with another piece of (different print) pink.  Glue all paper panels to their specific card panels.

Die cut Delicate Borders, Fleur Pockets, Botanic Window and Ornate Borders from white linen. Stamp and die cut flowers, leaves, Dove and Flowering Dogwood hanging branch using Rose Bud, Pistachio and Gray Flannel Memento. Using the Stack and Store Daubers, sponge Angel Pink on the pink flowers and New Sprout on the leaves. I used Copic BV-20 to shade the Dove.

I used the 3mm and 6mm tips on the flower shaping tool along with the soft embossing mat to form the flowers and leaves after lightly misting with water. When completely dry I added green Prills using the Dries Clear Adhesive. I added more adhesive to the ends of the petals and added Crystal Clear glitter to the ends.

Starting on the back panel, I glued the Botanic Window frame to the opening that I cut earlier, added the Flowering Dogwood hanging branch (cut apart in pieces) then added my pink and "white" Dogwood and leaves. The dove is double popped with foam tape and attached to the right top of back panel. I then added tiny pearls to the window frame and made a triple (small) bow with the dyed seam binding, misted it with water and crinkled in then added it to the right side under the dove tail.

The next panel is just a pink layer and has the Fleur Pocket glued to the lower left side.  I cut out a tag from the Flowering Dogwood paper and added a bit of Delicate Border to the top.  Cut another small tag, punched a hole and added narrow ribbon then glued it to the rectangle tag, added a piece of the hanging branch and tucked it inside the pocket.

The next panel I added another little piece of the hanging branch to the right top and more pink and white dogwood with leaves to the left top.  My paper has a small dove on the lower right side.

Inside the last panel is a pink layer with the Ornate Border die cut and another piece of the hanging branch.

On the front (shortest panel), I have a double layer of paper, one has another small dove on the left side. I added dogwood to the right side and a small narrow ribbon bow.

To finish off my card, I added paper panels to the back sides (one of which shows when the card is closed).  For the panel that shows I chose a paper with hanging dogwood.  I added Prills to the centers of the flowers and glitter to the outside edges just as I did with my formed flowers.

Created by: Robin Clendenning

Print Project

Classic Rose Umbrella

Classic Rose Umbrella
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3720
Sunrise Lily Die, HCD1-787
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other products: Ribbon, lace, Bling on a roll, beads, stamen white, White embossing powder, vellum, filigrane ornaments, cardboard, glue gun, scortape, pearlpen, Cutting machine, wire, silver washi tape, glitter glue, paper trimmer, scissor, scor board, heat tool, Distress inks Picked Raspberry, Vintage Photo, Versafine Black, Versamark 

For tips on how to shape the roses and lilies, watch these tutorials here and here.

Instructions: To see a close up view of the umbrella click here. The Umbrella is 15"h and 12"w. Start by cutting 2 pieces of 9-12" of the Flowering Dogwood paper. Put the long side of both papers up on your scorboard and scor every 1/2". Then cut 2 pieces of 3-9" and put the small side up and scor them every 1/2". Now fold all of the pieces like a harmonica. Take one of the big pieces (front) and glue on each side a small piece, then glue the other side to the small pieces (back). Now get your glue gun and put glue in every fold on the bottom and squeeze that very good together. Do the same with the back and the sides. Make a circle of cardboard, put design paper on it, glue a filigrane ornament on that and glue the umbrella on top. Ink all the sides if you like with Vintage Photo. Cut 1 filigrane ornament in half and glue one piece on the bottom front and 1 on the bottom back. Decorate the whole umbrella as desired with lace, pearls, ribbon, and flowers.

For the flowers I used the Classic Rose, I stamped them with Versafine black and I colored them with the distress ink Picked Raspberry. The leaves I stamped with the Versafine black and colored them with memento Bamboo leaves. For the other flowers I used the Sunrise Lily and I stamped them with the Versamark and White embossing powder on Vellum and I colored them on the back with Picked Raspberry. Cut all the flowers out with the Coordinating dies. Now you can shape all the flowers, after this you can arrange them and hot glue them on your Umbrella. For the handle you take 2 long sturdy flower stamens and then you wrap this in the silver washitape, shape a handle on top, make a bow and glue this on the handle, and done!

Created by: Els Schutte

Print Project

Butterfly Medley Clock

Butterfly Medley Clock
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter, 741
Fantastix Blending Tool, 247027
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Botanical Wings Die, HCD1-758
Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3651
Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3652
Butterfly Medley Paper Collection, HCDP1-251
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Cut'N'Boss Machine Teresa Collins Edition, 105637
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other products: Elizabeth Craft Designs Champagne Gold glitter, Tim Holtz altered clock, paper trimmer, pearls, ribbon and Stampin Up ink in Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral. 

Watch this video here to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Instructions: Stamp 6 large flower clusters that consist of a large and small flower, 26 small single flowers and 4 butterflies with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Cling Stamp set and the Botanical Wings Cling Stamp set. Die cut the flowers and butterflies with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die cut set. Color and sponge dauber the butterflies and flowers Stampin Up ink in Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi,Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral. Shape flowers, adding Heart of Gold prills to the middle of each of the flowers and mix glitter Shell White Microfine transparent glitter and Elizabeth Craft Designs champagne gold glitter as desired. Cut 4 inch circle from designer paper with butterfly image from the Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Paper Collection to attach to the inside of the back of the clock. Arrange the 4 large flower clusters, 2 small flowers completed flowers and butterflies inside the clock with glue and adhesive. Decorate the outside of the clock with 24 small flowers, 2 large flower clusters, string pearls. Tie May Art ribbon on the clock handle in matching color of butterflies and flowers colors.

Created by: Pamela Korte

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Magical Time

Magical Time
Products Used
Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3545
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-736
Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection, HCDP1-240
Blazing Poppy Die, HCD1-764
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118

Other products TricskArt - Magical time, white pearlised cardstock, green cardstock, 3D foam tape, Foamiran, Waterproof pigment ink, floral stamens, hot glue gun

Instructions: Card base is 6 x 6" using from white pearlised paper. Cut and attach matching paper from Raindrops on Roses collection. Cut 2x Delicate Border Basics die from white cardstock. Cut a layer from Raindrops on Roses paper to match the white borders. Attach this to base using 3d foam tape. 

Take foam to make flowers, stamp by waterproof ink colour by pigment ink in both sides, cut it out using matching dies. Take hot iron and petal by petal hit up and shape, shape middle by caching all petal together. Use minimum 2 layers in 2 sizes. Make a hole in the middle and put through some stamens. Adhere all together gently using hot gun glue. Use some glitter to decorate. Stamp leaves on green paper and cut out, and shape. Decorate your card.  

Created by: Ewelina Panka

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Unfailing Love

Unfailing Love
Products Used
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-271
Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3763

Other Products: Paper: Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Cream, Purple Parade (The Paper Studio); Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large Die, green silk ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, half pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Imperial Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Memento Grape Jelly.

Instructions: Card measures 4" x 5 1/4". Cut cream cardstock 4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Purple Parade cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and ink edges with Grape Jelly. Cut Cream cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and adhere the two mats together. Wrap ribbon around mats and secure on back. Add mats to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut card panel pictured from Blushing Rose Paper Collection and die cut center with Classic Ovals Large Die. Ink inside and outside edges with Grape Jelly Ink. Stamp sentiment from Courage and Strength Set on Very Vanilla cardstock and color with pencils as desired. Trim to fit within window panel, add behind panel with Scotch Mounting Tape, then adhere to mat.

Make multi-loop bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add half pearl to bow center using glue dot.  

Created by: Kathleen Roney

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Love Gift Box

Love Gift Box
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-271
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Elegant Border Basics Die, HCD1-7121
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449

Other Products: White Cardstock, Scissors, Water mister, Ribbon, Archival Ink-Fern Green WV, Violet WV

Instructions: Outer basket: Take one sheet of pattern paper from Blushing Rose Collection and cut it size 10.5"(width) x 12"(length). And score at .75", 5", 7", 11.25" (across length of the pattern paper). Flip the pattern paper and score at 2.5", 8" (across width of the pattern paper). Then distress the edges. Now fold all the scoring points.

Inner basket: Make another diagonal score on the 2.5" flap made across the width. This diagonal score should start from 2.25" on the length side and would diagonally go across the flap end at 5". By folding across the scoring point, inside basket would be created. 

Once all the fold are done, start decorating it. On the top punch hole and tie a ribbon to make the top closure of the basket. On top paste the border cut from Elegant Border Basics using white cardstock. Cut two more borders from Classic Border Basics, and paste it on the centre of the box. 

Stamp leaves in Fern Green ink, cut out and color. Stamp rose petals in Violet ink, cut out and color. Shape roses and leaves. You can check the tutorial for making roses here. Put some candies and chocolates inside the basket and a "Thank You" or "With Love" sentiment  outside and use it for small give-away or return gift of a party.

Created by: Shalini Pahwa

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Comments



KRYSTYNA HOWELL
Absolutely stunning projects which give me so much inspiration. I only own 4 Heartfelt collections but will definitely be looking into purchasing Dogwood and Classic Rose. Bang goes my budget but it's so worth it. Thank you for all your creative genius. Keep up all the amazing work and best wishes from the UK.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 03:34 AM
JENNY QUIN-CONROY
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRATIONAL!! Thank you so much for sharing. I have printed off the instructions but REALLY wish the actual card was also included.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 03:46 AM
LILIANA HURST
I love everything, all the projects are so nice and so different, and with the instructions make it so easy, is perfect explain , and we feel so proud with the resultsof the finish prosuct, the designers of HFC are just that , very profetionals, I love heartfelt Creations
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:31 AM
SHARON MINNIS-BYRNE
Just gorgeous! I saw several I will attempt. Thank you for the inspiration.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:02 AM
GRACE M SCHADT
I love all of your stamps. They are a decorative artist's secret tool that allows us to create one of a kind art works. The coordinating dies make life so much easier! I love to hear the oohs and aahs when my customers see them. FYI: the umbrella with the roses is folded like an 'accordian' not like a 'harmonica'. That description might leave some crafters a little confused. Keep those dies and stamps coming.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:20 AM
CANDACE NOON
Beautiful cards and layouts, such elegance. Heartfelt Designers always have great ideas to share with the world of crafters.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:33 AM
SANDRA HEITMAN
Oh my goodness they are all so beautiful. Thank you for the amazing ideas to make cards. I can't wait to get into my craft room. Your products and designers are absolutely top of the line.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:31 AM
MARTIE ROLLIN
So many beautiful projects! Thanks for the preview of your newest collection...very dramatic petunias...nice!
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 02:12 PM
DARLENE RITTERSKAMP
love the card magical time. I own poppies die and stamp but was never inspired with it after I got until this card. Drop dead gorgeous. I am making it now.
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:06 PM
JOY
I want to take the Classic Rose class at Novi on May 11, or 12. But the classes may be cancelled because not enough seats are sold. Sigh... But I love the projects and I'm good at following visual instructions. So once I get the Classic Rose die set, I just keep practicing until the flowers look as good as the ones above!
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:14 PM

TRACY
HI Joy, There are still a few seats available for each day of classes, but they are far from being cancelled :o). It is a fun and relaxed atmosphere in that class, so we hope you have a wonderful time!
Monday 8th of May 2017 02:52 PM
ALINE CLAYTON
Els Wow Amazing three D Umbrella! Gorgeous.
Thursday 4th of May 2017 02:45 PM
HELEN
Just love the variety of the projects and flowers used. There's something for any occasion! Thanks for sharing it all.
Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:25 PM
PATRICIA PARRY
I love Els Umbrella and am going to try this, I have to make a card for a lovely lady who is turning 101 years young. I hope that I can do this. Inspiration, this sure is a challenge to create.
Friday 5th of May 2017 08:53 PM