Debuting the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection

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Debuting the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Hi Friend,
How are you on this beautiful March Wednesday morning? Today's the day the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection becomes available to everyone! Breathing deeply and enjoying the sweetness in the air becomes second nature, as you take in your enchanting surroundings...a decorative wishing well with beautiful vining florals, a whimsical wooden bridge leading to places imagined only in daydreams, and a darling collection of hand carved bird houses that your "tweet" friends serenading you from above call home.

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Quick and easy to use, this shaping mold is a wonderful tool to begin the flower shaping process when time is running short, tired hands need a break or a design calls for a significant number of floral embellishments!

Our Crafters Say:

"Oh wow! wow! wow! I love the Cherry Blassoms, the bench, wishing well and the bird house. Wow! I'm going to have fun." ~Carolynne Schley

Love this; especially the well. Love everything about this company and its products. they are just gorgeous and I love making cards using these products. Many of the friends that I make cards for frame them and I think that is so special and such a compliment. Love love love Heartfelt Creations. ~Linda Vaughan

I am looking forward with great anticipation to this fantastic collection arriving at my door! ~Sherry Kem

The design team members are showcasing many different ways to use this new collection along with a video to learn the step by step process to create cherry blossoms and fluffy birdies and creating elegant cards. Happy Crafting, Emma Lou

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Watch this video and learn how to create cherry blossoms, fluffy birdies and elegant cards the EZ way!


Creative Inspiration of the Week

Twittering For You

Twittering For You

Other Products: White cardstock, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 12 x 6" size, score and fold at 6" to create card base. Cut a 6 x 6" patterned panel from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection to 5 7/8" square. Lightly sponge edges with Rose Madder ink and attach onto card base. Diecut the decorative Daydreams Bridge die from white cardstock. Use the Tool N' One to remove small excess paper pieces from the decorative diecut. Use double dots to attach onto center of card. Stamp the 'Just for You' in Leaf Green onto white cardstock and diecut with arrow from Arrow and Banners die. Trim off part of the arrow as shown. Sponge edges with Rose Madder ink and attach onto top right corner of card.

Stamp the birdies from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms, right facing leafy branch and birdhouse from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Archival Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp medium 1x and small cherry blossoms 2x from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set in the Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Color the edges of cherry blossoms with Rose Bud ink, shading darker on the edges and softly in the centers. Use Sky Blue ink on the top of baby birdies' bodies and Rose Bud ink on the bellies. For the birdhouse, use Peanut Brittle ink. Use Leaf Green on the leafy branch and leaves.

Use the stylus from the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower shaping kit to shape the birdhouse and branch. Place the cherry blossoms and birdies into the HCFB1-474 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through die cutting machine. You will need 2 of the baby birdies, 3 medium, and 9 small cherry blossoms for this card.

Use glue and double dots to attach leafy branch and birdhouse onto card. Attach blossoms and baby birdies onto card as pictured. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add a touch of sparkle over blossoms, leaves and rest of card as desired. Use the same glue to add Go Man Go prills to the center of blossoms.

Tweet Retreat

Tweet Retreat

Other Products: White Cardstock, hot glue, hot glue gun, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6" size, score and fold at 4 3/4" to create card base. Very lightly sponge the edges of card base with Magenta Hue ink. Cut the dotted light blue 6 x 6" panel from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection to 5 3/4 x 4 1/2" size, trimming off the left border. Cut the panel into half length-wise, and lightly sponge all the edges with Forget-Me-Not ink. Attach the right panel with lace edge facing the center of card. Use double dots to attach the left panel onto card. Use from the HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die to diecut the decorative die from white cardstock. Apply some Dries Clear glue onto sponge and dab over decorative doily, then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and tap off. Cut the doily in half length-wise and attach onto card as pictured.

Stamp the birdies from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms and birdhouse from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the right facing leaf branch from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp large, medium and small cherry blossom from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms and 'Thinking' sign from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Color the edges of cherry blossoms with Magenta Hue ink and use Sunflower ink in the centers. Use the same two colors on the 'Thinking' sign. Use Forget-Me-Not ink on the top of baby birdies' body and Sunflower ink on the bellies. For the birdhouse, use Sunflower and a touch of Sepia on the roof, Forget-Me-Not on the birdhouse exterior and color the flowers with Magenta Hue. Use Sunflower and Sepia on the hanging leaf branch. Use Vivid Chartreuse on the leaves along with a touch of Leaf Green ink.

Use the stylus from the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower shaping kit to shape the birdhouse, branch and 'Thinking' sign. Place the cherry blossoms and birdies into the HCFB1-474 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through die cutting machine. You will need 3 of the baby birdies, 1 large, 2 medium, and 3 small cherry blossoms for this card.

Pull six pointy stamens from the HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small set and color the tips with Sunflower yellow ink. Pierce three holes into the center of large blossom, and one into each of the remaining blossoms, then thread the stamens through and attach with hot glue on the backside. Trim off excess string from stamens. Cut leaf branch into two sections and attach onto card. Use glue and double dots to attach birdhouse onto card. Use hot glue to attach blossoms and baby birdies onto card as pictured. Apply some Dries Clear glue onto sponge and dab over card as desired, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and then tap off. This finishes your card!

Embrace Life

Embrace Life

Other Products: Inks: Distress ink (broken china, twisted citron, mowed lawn) Image Colored With: Prismacolor Color Pencils (Blush Pink, Scarlet Lake, Dahlia Purple, Blue Lake, Ultramarine, Indanthrone Blue, Aquamarine, White, Putty Beige, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Pale Sage, Olive Green, Apple Green, Kelly Green, Grass Green, Dark Green, Spring Green), Prima Art Philosophy Metallic Pastel Accents Semi-Watercolors, Pebbles Ink. Basic Brights Chalks) Paper: Bazzill Cardstock (green), AW 89lb. Curios Iridescent Cryogen White cardstock Accessories: Art Glitter Shell White Microfine, foam dots

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Finished card size is 7" x 5". Using rectangle dies cut a 7" x 5" panel from green cardstock and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel. With coordinating die cut a panel from patterned paper, ink edges with broken china ink and glue to green cardstock, glue panel to base of card.

Stamp scene image with olive ink on white cardstock, cut panel to coordinate with smaller green cardstock panel, color image, glue to green panel. Stamp bridge image with coffee ink on white cardstock, cut with coordinating die, color, glue to scene image with foam dots for dimension.

Stamp birdhouse with olive ink on white cardstock, cut with coordinating die, color, slightly shape on back with stylus. Stamp birds with black ink on white cardstock, cut with coordinating dies, color and shape on back with stylus.

Stamp the following on white cardstock, leafy branches - olive ink, flowers - rouge and rose coral inks, cut with coordinating dies, color flowers with same inks used to stamp images, color leafy branches with twisted citron and mowed lawn inks. Shape flowers with shaping mold, finish shaping with flower shaping kit. Shape leafy branch with flower shaping kit.

Add stamens to all small flowers. Glue birdhouse, branches, flowers and birds as pictured. Add sentiment. Add glitter to flowers, sentiment and river image. Add mini prills to centers of large and medium flowers. Add extra stamen as pictured.

Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home

Other Products: Scrapienic Birdhouse

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Assemble the bird house as per instructions using Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the two branch images from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Trim and adhere around the sides of the birdhouse.

Stamp the branch with bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top of the birdhouse as shown.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branches and by the opening to the birdhouse as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry, add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branches and one flower over the leaves by the opening.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere to the opening of the birdhouse and to the left of the birdhouse.

Moments with You

Moments with You

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Paper Distressing tool, Funnel Tray, Die Cutting Machine, Scoreboard, Peeled Paint Distress Ink

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: To create a side fold card measuring 6" by 7 1/2", take a cardstock 12" by 7 1/2" and score it at 6" on the longer side. Fold and crease it neatly. Choose a paper from Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection and cut it 5 1/2" by 6 1/2" and distress all the edges with peeled paint and further distress it using the paper distressing tool. Layer it on the dark green pattern paper and further layer it on the ready cardstock.

Stamp the image from Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set with black archival ink on white cardstock and then cut using the coordinating dies. Color the image using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers and stack 2 extra die cuts for strength and dimensions. Cut the largest oval using Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die and layer the image on an oval white die cut using foam dots.

Cut the 2 decorative die cuts from Daydreams Bridge Die and slit it from the center. Layer it on the ready card base as shown and adhere to the painted panel in the center.

For Vellum Cherry Blossoms, stamp the florals from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die with frosting white color box ink on vellum sheet and heat emboss it using white heat embossing powder. Next die cut the flowers and color them using distress oxides, Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves. Shape them on the needle tool, glue 2 flowers of same size to form a complete flower and add flower centers. Stamp the leafy vines from Classic Rose Stamp Set with Olive Green Archival ink and cut them using its coordinating die. Color them using leaf green and Olive green and shape them using Rose Shaping Mold.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and finish the card by adding a sentiment from the paper collection and by adding Rajni Chawla's Crystal clear glitter to the flowers and leaves using an adhesive that dries clear.

Blossoming Landscape

Blossoming Landscape

Other Products: Card stock, white; Anna Griffin Ink Pad, Crimson; VersaMark Water Mark Ink Pad; Prismacolor pencils; Stickles, Cotton Candy; Recollections embossing powder, Copper; Wink of Stella, clear; foam tape

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size 6 x 6 5/8". Cut a 12" square piece of white card stock to 12" x 6 5/8", fold in half with side fold. Cut a piece of pink design paper 5 3/4" x 6 3/8", add to card front. Stamp Haven of Daydreams image on white card stock with Jet Black. Color with colored pencils. Center both Hand-Stitched frame pieces over image and die cut. Die cut 2 Decorative Pocket Accents Die pieces from white card stock and adhere to top and bottom of frame. Add the center of the image to card front. Add frame over image with foam tape. Stamp handrail on white card stock with VersaMark and emboss with Copper. Cut with coordinating die and also die cut 3 more from white card stock and adhere all 4 pieces together to create dimension. Add to image.

Stamp gate, watering can, flower pot, branch with birds, sentiment, and birds on white card stock with Jet Black and color with colored pencils. Add to card as shown, layering 3 birds on branch. Stamp leaves with Bamboo Leaves and flowers with Crimson. Sponge edges with same inks with daubers. Die cut with coordinating dies and shape with 3D shaping mold. Add to card. Add Nuvo Drops to center of flowers and then add Cotton Candy Stickles to flowers. Add touches of Wink of Stella.

Scenic Walkway

Scenic Walkway

Other Products: White card, white stamping card, ink pads:- Early Espresso, soft suede, granny apple green, pool party, poppy parade, pear pizzazz, old olive, call me clover, berry burst, summer sky colour cloud ink, wow embossing powder - pin sherbert, organza ribbon, hot glue, wink of luna pen, black ink, nuvo glitter drops - white blizzard

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the layered card & shadowboxes, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DrMIKI-XTmI.

Instructions: Cut a 9" x 14" piece of white card and score at 9" to give a 9" x 7" card base - tent fold style - with the fold at the top.

Cut an 8.5" piece of pink paper from the collection and an 8" piece of paper, edge the paper with pool party ink and layer both pieces onto the base card.

Die cut the large Daydreams Bridge Decorative Die from the pink paper, sponge in dries clear glue and cover in transparent glitter. Remove excess and allow to dry.

Burnish the score lines to the shadow box and cut a 6" square piece of paper from the pad, adhere to the front of the shadow box and cut away the paper covering the aperture. Make up the box leaving the bottom section open to add the image later.

Stamp the Haven of daydreams large stamp onto white stamping card using the early espresso ink. Colour using the stampin up! Inks with the daubers and cut to slightly smaller than 5". Glue the image into the shadow box and seal the box. Cut the large daydream die into 2 pieces and adhere the completed shadow box onto the card base tucking the daydream die cut under to the top right and left side of the box. Stamp the bridge onto white card using early expresso and colour using the inks, die cut and shape then add to the picture using hot glue.

Stamp the leaves in soft suede ink and colour using soft suede and granny apple green ink, shape using the flower shaping kit

Stamp the flowers using berry burst ink onto vellum and cover with pink sherbert embossing powder, remove the excess and heat to set. Colour the reverse in berry burst ink and die cut. Press each flower in the centre to raise the petals.

Die cut the tag and add organza ribbon through the hole, add to the card with hot glue and position some branch and flowers top and bottom of the tag.

Stamp the sentiment onto white card in black and colour using early espresso ink. Colour the chain in wink of luna. Bend the sign slightly and add to the shadow box.

Position the blossoms and branches around the shadow box using hot glue and add white blizzard glitter drops to the centre of each flower when the hot glue has dried.

Tweeting Cherry Blossoms

Tweeting Cherry Blossoms

Other Products: Foam sheet, white cardstock, yellow cardstock, ribbon, enamel dots, Copic Markers: YG03, YG23, YG17, C1, C2, C3, C5, W1, W3, E53, E33, E35, Y11, Y15, Y18, Y23, B00, B01, B02, R11, R21, R22, E43

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6 1/8". Use a piece of white cardstock 6 x 12" and fold in half to start. Use the plain edge of the Petite Pocket Accent to cut through both layers, on both sides to create the decorative edged sides. Cut 2 each of both of the decorative dies in the Petite Pocket set out of white cardstock. Glue the narrower decorative die to the back of the wider die on both sets. Use the plain edge of the Petite Pocket set to cut decorative paper to match card front, glue it to the card then glue decorative Petite Pocket Accents to each side.

Stamp and die cut using black ink, the wishing well, birdhouse, birds, and branch with birds then color with Copic Markers or your favorite coloring system. Die cut the wishing well out of a foam sheet (like Fun Foam). Stamp Cherry Blossoms on white using Rose Madder, sponge with Rose Madder and Buttercup then die cut. Stamp Floral Fashionista blossoms on yellow using Buttercup and die cut. Stamp leaves on white using Fern Green and sponge with Leaf green and Rose Madder then die cut. Form the birds, leaves and blossoms in the shaping molds and let dry completely. Pierce blossoms and insert the stamen, coral for the Cherry Blossoms and white for the Floral Fashionista blossoms. Glue the wishing well to the foam wishing well and glue it to the right bottom part of the card. Glue the branch, birds on branch and birdhouse to left upper part of the card. Glue flowers and leaves to the bottom left side of card and add some small flowers to the upper right side of card. Add enamel dots to corners. Cut a small tag from the decorative paper then add a small bow to the hole area and glue it to the upper left corner of card.

Add glitter to all the flowers.

Thinking of You Today

Thinking of You Today

Other Products: White cardstock, Diamond Stickles, Distress Ink Antique Linen

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6". Using Tweet Cherry Blossoms stamps, stamp 1 of each size using the Rouge ink, this is pigment ink so let it dry before cutting with the coordinating die. Spray lightly with mister and shape in your 3D Cherry Blossom shaping mold.

Using the Cherry Blossom Retreat stamps, stamp 1 of each leaf spray using the Bamboo Leaves ink. Color with the same ink. Cut with coordinating dies. Highlight the edges a little darker with the same ink. Shape with the Deluxe Shaping Tool Kit.

Using the Cherry Blossom Retreat stamps, stamp the sentiment banner, color lightly with the Antique Linen ink and cut with coordinating die.

Cut white cardstock 12" x 6". Score on the 3" mark on the left and right-hand sides to create a gate fold card.

Using white cardstock cut decorative diamond and lace mat. Using the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Pad, cut front wishing well and mat using a Cut Mat Create Die. Using 3d dots adhere together.

Trim the borders from the cardstock until you are left with the two square front panels, trim down further to measure 5 3/4" wide, turn over so you are using the check side. Trim a mat 2 3/4" from the left and repeat from the right. Cut 1 mat from the center 5 3/4" x 5 3/4".

Card assembly - Adhere your insert mat. Adhere your front left and right mats so that the curved flowers are to the top. Using 3d dots adhere your Diamond & Lace mat to the left-hand side of your card front only. Line it up so it sits in the center of your card when closed. Adhere one leaf spray to the left and one to the right of your main front mat intertwining below and above the lace mat and adhere in place with a little glue in a few areas so as to hold firmly in place. Using 3d dots adhere your sentiment. Add a dot of glue at the top of the chain to hold in place. Adhere you flowers as desired or as pictured. Decorate with stickles or glitter of choice.

Peacefully Flowing Stream

Peacefully Flowing Stream

Other Products: Black and teal cardstock, mixed media paper

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut card base 6 x 6 inches in white card stock. Cut out the doily with the Daydreams Bridge Die in white cardstock and distress with Garden Patina ink, adhere to top of card base. Cut out teal cardstock to fit, distress and adhere. Cut out black cardstock slightly smaller, distress and adhere. Cut pale blue square piece of designer paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection slightly smaller than the black mat, distress and adhere. Stamp the bridge scene from the Haven of Daydreams Cling Stamp Set and extra bridge in Jet Black on mixed media paper and color with Zig Markers, cut out extra bridge and adhere to bridge with foam tape for dimension, add Crystal Clear glitter to trees. Stamp bench from the Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black on mixed media paper and cut out with corresponding die, color with Zig markers.

Stamp the flowers from the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Pearlescent Coral, sponge with same, cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt with the 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. Add prills to the centers of the flowers. Sponge blossoms with adhesive and cover with Crystal Clear.

Stamp, and sponge leaves from the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves, cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt with the 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. Stamp the branches from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Die in Bamboo leaves and sponge with ink, cut out with corresponding dies. Mat the bridge scene on teal and then black card stock and adhere to card, adhere bench to left corner of scene. Adhere branches along the top of the scene and add the blossoms on top as shown.

Cut out sentiment tag from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection and adhere with leaves and flowers as shown, adhere more flowers around bench.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Other Products: White cardstock, Big-Shot Machine, Black Pigma Brush Archival Ink Pen.

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Card size 6"x6". Take pattern paper from the collection and cut to size 5.875" x 5.875"and tear the edges. Adhere it to the card base.

Cut two Petite Pocket Accents Die from white cardstock and adhere at the centre of the card as shown using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut one Lacy Diamond Die on white cardstock and adhere it to the centre of the card with foam tape. Cut one Eyelet Diamond Die on white cardstock and add sentiment from Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using archival ink-jet black and adhere it to the centre of the Lacy Diamond Die as shown, using foam tape.

Stamp some leafy branches from Cherry Blossom Retreat with archival ink-library green and cut them with coordinating die and color them with leaf green and arrange them as shown.

Now stamp some Tweet Cherry Blossoms flowers and leaves with archival ink-carnation red and library green, cut them with coordinating die and color them with archival ink-carnation red and leaf green. Shape them with 3D mold, assemble them as shown and add stamens (add black color at the edge of the stamens) , prills and crystal clear glitter. Next, stamp bird house image with archival ink-jet black and cut it with coordinating die and color it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Adhere it at the centre of the card at the top and adhere a few cherry blossom flowers.

Cherry Blossom Birthday

Cherry Blossom Birthday

Other Products: White cardstock, Tiny foam dots, Prisma Color Pencils: 902; 1037; 945; 1103; 1019

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Prepare a white card base 5 x 7". Layer with a piece of the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper 1/4 inch smaller. Use white cardstock and cut out one of the decorative Daydreams Bridge dies, adhere to the center of the card.

Die cut the Eyelet Diamond Die, add foam dots to the back and adhere to the center of the die cut you just placed. Cut one of the Diamond Basics out of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment in the center, add foam dots and adhere on top of the other triangle.

Stamp the Birdhouse on white with the black ink, color using the Prisma Color pencils, cut out with the coordinating die, add foam dots and place on the card on the upper right-hand side. Stamp the branch with the birds on it on white with the black ink, color, cut out with the coordinating die, add foam dots and place on the lower left side of the card.

Stamp the birds, flowers and leaves. Color, cut out with the matching dies, place in the mold, run through your die cutting machine, arrange around the card as shown.

To finish the card, add glitter and Crystal drops.

Flying Home

Flying Home

Other Products: White card stock, water colour pencils, scoring board, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: The finished card measures 7 inches by 5 inches. Cut white card stock to 10 inches by 7 inches and score at 5 inches on the longer side. Fold to make a horizontal top folding card. Cut a piece of pattern paper from paper collection a little smaller than card base. Distress with Tumbled Glass distress ink and adhere to the card front.

Cut the second mat layer from the paper collection 1/4 inch smaller than the first mat layer. Use the Eyelet border die to cut a border at the base of this mat layer. Distress the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Adhere this on card front with foam dots.

Stamp the cherry blossom flowers with a combination of Rose madder and Carnation Red ink on white card stock. Colour with same colours with a little Vibrant Fuchsia also. Stamp the leaves in Library green ink and colour with leaf green. Shape the flowers and leaves in the mold and give further shape with groove golf tools. Add stamens in the centre of the flowers

Stamp the bird house image on white card stock using Jet Black ink and colour with water colour pencils. Cut with matching die and adhere to the card front on the lower right side.

Arrange all the flowers and leaves along with the birds. Add some birds cut from the paper collection. Stamp a sentiment at the base to finish the card.

It's Cherry Blossom Time

It's Cherry Blossom Time

Other Products: Flower making paper, watercolor paper, green moss, floral tape, floral wire, hot glue, acrylic paint, glitter, pot

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Ready project measures 10" x 9". Firstly, create tree using floral wires and hot glue. Paint tree using acrylic color. Once I finished with tree, I altered a pot to place it in. Set tree in pot using hot glue. Add green moss using soft gloss gel.

Stamp cherry blossom flowers on flower making paper using vibrant fuchsia ink and cut with coordinating die. Paint flowers with the same ink and shape them using flower shaping mold. Color stamens using vibrant fuchsia ink. Add stamens in the center of flowers using designer glue. Add glitter on the flowers using adhesive that dries clear. Create some bunches of flowers using floral tape. Stamp leaves using olive green ink and paint leaves with leaf green archival. Cut leaves with coordinating die and shape in flower shaping mold. Glue leaves and flowers on tree using hot glue.

Further, stamp bird house and birds on water color paper using black archival. Paint images with zig markers and cut with coordinating dies. Glue bird cage and birds on the tree as shown in the picture.

Wishing You Well

Wishing You Well

Other Products: White stamping cardstock, hot glue, gray organza ribbon, Gray Granite cardstock - Stampin Up!, clear embossing powder, Kuretake Zig clean colour pens: - 041 light green, 044 deep green, 047 may green, 043 olive green, 037 cornflower blue, 095 dark gray, 092 blue gray, 051 lemon yellow, 025 pink, 063 ochre, 061 light brown, 066 dark oatmeal, 072 beige, 064 oatmeal

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/wxX94X84kUo.

Instructions: Score an 11.5" x 6.25" piece of gray granite card at 5.75" to give a 5.75" x 6.25" card base. Using the eyelet border die, die cut the eyelet approx. 1.5" down from the score line on the front of the card only.

Cut a strip of the lacey edge paper from the collection to slightly smaller than 5.75" x 6.25" and adhere this to the inside of the card. Cut another piece of the same paper 5.75" x 2" and adhere this to the bottom of the front of the card.

Cut a piece of blue paper from the collection 5.75" x 5.5". Diecut an eyelet border at the top to match the eyelet border on the gray granite card, select the patterned border die to make the floral lace pattern in the blue paper. Select the opposite dies and create the mirror image at the bottom of the paper.

Stamp the sentiment in black Memento ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Adhere the blue paper to the card base.

Tie an organza ribbon around the score line of the card and tie in a bow at the top of the eyelet border, secure into place with hot glue.

Stamp the wishing well onto white stamping card, in black Stazon ink. Colour using Kuretake Zig pens and a water brush. Die cut and lightly shape then add to the front of the card using hot glue.

A Peek into Spring

A Peek into Spring

Other Products: Doecutting Machine, paint brush, hot glue gun

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Take album Layered Ovals Card-White and select papers from Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection and place as shown. Cut from paper collection using Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die set, diecut the Eyelet die and glue it to the front Page.

To create flowers, Stamp Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on white paper with StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry and cut using the coordinating dies. Color with StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry and Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green (use daubers). Place the flowers in the Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold and sprinkle water on. Go through machine. Wait to dry. Using paint brush paint ready flower with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.

Stamp the leaves using Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the white paper with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, cut out with the coordinating die, shade with this same ink using Daubers. Shape leaves using Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Stamp other twigs and leaves from Sweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set and Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set on the white paper with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, cut out with the coordinating die, shade use with this same ink using Daubers.

Stamp birds, bench, pots, watering can, bird house, sign board from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set and Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia on the white paper and cut out with the coordinating die, shade with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia, StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry. Using sponge, tap ready elements with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.

Decorate album with all elements as shown using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips and hot glue gun.

Picturesque Memories

Picturesque Memories

Other Products: Dandelion Memento Ink, White and Yellow Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Sizzix Vagabond 2

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: My card size is 5 x 7". Make card base and cover with a piece of yellow cardstock. Using white cardstock, cut out the lacy frame and glue down onto card front. Using the Rectangle and Basics die cut out two rectangles and then cut out a card front using the Cut, Mat, Create die. Glue these pieces together and use the dimensional tape to adhere to the card front. Cut out a sentiment from the paper collection and using Danube Blue Ink distress the edges and then use dimensional tape to adhere to card front.

Using black ink, stamp the bridge, bench, flower pot, watering can and the little bird. Cut these out using coordinating dies and then color using various inks and the blender tools. I curled the bridge a bit and glued it down.

Stamp the flower petals with Magenta Hue and the leaves with Stazon Olive Green ink and cut out using coordinating dies. Color the leaves and set aside. Layer the leaves, flower petals and the little birds into the 3D mold and spritz with water. Run through the vagabond machine and lay out to dry. Now work on the Prills. I wanted a shade of yellow I didn't have in my stash so I decided to color some white ones I had using the Dandelion ink. I used these for the centers of the flowers. Add Glitter to the flowers and the little bird and set aside to dry. I used dimensional tape to adhere the park bench and watering can. Decide on the placement for the little bird and the flowers and glue them down.

Early Bird

Early Bird

Other Products: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil, Watercolor cardstock, White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops and Pearls.

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Score 2 pieces of 8" x 6" of white cardstock at 1/2", 1", 7" and 7 1/2" and then fold them in this sequence : valley, mountain, mountain and valley. Use the decorative die from Daydreams Bridge Die to die cut the center from one of the pieces.

Take 2 pieces of 6" x 6" white cardstock and ink one with Mowed Lawn distress ink lightly and then use the Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil to again ink it with the same ink. Adhere to the inside of the back piece. Die cut the center of the other piece using the same decorative die as above making sure to line it up with the previous die cut piece and then adhere it to the back of the front piece to add more strength. Adhere one of the decorative die cuts on the inked panel again lining it up with the hole in the front piece and add pearls to decorate it.

Take the front panel with the center hole and mask off the side tabs with scrap pieces of paper and ink the center using Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn distress inks along with Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil. Take the masks off the side tabs and ink them with the same inks without using the stencil.

Stamp the bird, bird house, wood sign and garden bench images from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set and Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and color them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Die cut them using the matching dies from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die, Cherry Blossom Retreat Die and Wishing Well Oasis Die. Die cut 3 more pieces for all the images from white cardstock and stack and adhere them behind the matching images to create a thicker piece.

For the bird house image cut 2 strips of Clear Cardstock and sandwich one end between the layers so that the loose end in on the right side. Position the bird house and adhere the acetate strip on the right outermost tab of the back piece. Adhere the outermost tabs of both the front and back piece of our card so that it looks like an inside pointing arrow from the top.

Stamp the branch images from Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Olive Archival Ink on a piece of white cardstock. ink it using Vivid Chartreuse and Coffee Archival Ink. Die cut them using matching dies from Cherry Blossom Retreat Die. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere them around the die cut center as shown.

Stamp the Cherry blossoms from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set with Red Geranium and Vermillion Archival Ink Pads. Ink them with the same inks using Stack and Store Daubers. Shape them using 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add a little Stop Whining Prills to the flower centers. Arrange and adhere the flowers on the branches. Adhere the garden bench, wood sign and birds on the front of the card as shown. Add tiny drops of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the flower centers of the bird house for finishing touch.

Memories are Forever

Memories are Forever

Other Products: Cardstock- White, Buttons, Distress Oxide Ink- Worn Lipstick, Stampin Up Ink- Early Espresso, Archival Ink- Shadow Grey, ColorBox Ink- Seaweed, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dual Tip Glue Pen, Creative Photo Corners- White, E-Z Runner Grand, Crafty Foam Tape, Adhesive Dots Mini, Adhesive Dots Medium, 3D Foam Squares)

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: 12 x 12" layout. The dark pink patterned paper is the background, But first I sent it through my Scan N Cut to cut out an 8" circle from the middle of it. Fussy cut around the corners of the wreath patterned paper and then adhere that to the dark pink patterned paper using crafty foam tape. Cut a strip of light pink patterned paper that is 2.5" wide. Cut 2 pieces of green patterned paper that are 1 x 2.5". Die cut 4 of the Decorative Pocket Accents Die from white cardstock. Adhere these along the edge of the light pink patterned paper strip. Adhere this up the middle of the layout. Hand cut the points on the green patterned paper pieces and adhere them to the top and bottom of the light pink border using 3D foam squares. Add buttons. Adhere the dark pink circle to the layout using crafty foam tape.

Die cut one of the decorative die from Daydream Bridge from white cardstock. I snipped it in half and adhered it to the circle in the middle of the layout. Mat the photo in white cardstock and add white photo corners to the photo. Adhere to the middle of the layout using crafty foam tape.

Stamp and die cut one set of the smallest Cherry Blossoms and 2 sets of the largest, using grey ink (Archival-Shadow Grey) onto white cardstock. Add color to the flowers using light pink ink (Distress Oxide- Worn Lipstick) and daubers just in the middle of each flower. Shape the flowers using the 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. I added Prills (Pink Tu-Tu) to the middle of each of the flowers. Let dry. Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the swirly Leafy Accent leaves, and 2 sets of the Cherry Blossom leaves using dark brown ink (Early Espresso) onto white cardstock. Add color using green ink (ColorBox- Seaweed) and daubers. Shape the leaves using the coordinating 3D shaping molds.

Add a large flower above and below the matted photo and add the 3 leaved Cherry Blossom leaves. Add a cluster of the swirly Leafy Accents leaves to the right and left of the matted photo, and then add a large flower on top. Add 2 small flowers to the left and right of the matted photo. Find and cut out the "Memories are Forever" sentiment, flag one end and add below the matted photo.

Birds and Blossoms

Birds and Blossoms

Other Products: water color paper, white card stock, Big Shot die cutting machine, scissors, paper trimmer, spray bottle, water, foam tape, hot glue gun

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Create a 4.25" x 5.5" tent fold card base from white card stock. Locate premade card panel on sample in Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection. Trim to fit card base. Using the mid-size oval from the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, die cut an oval into the center of the card panel. Ink all edges and inner oval using Stack and Store Dauber and Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not.

Die cut the doily shape from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die. Trim in half. Using a piece of hydra sponge and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, apply adhesive to accents and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Adhere to backside of card panel along sides of oval opening as a decorative background accent. Adhere card panel to card base.

Stamp birdhouse image, sentiment sign and one tree branch from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set onto white water color paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Color using Zig markers. Die cut with coordinating dies from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Die. Using foam tape, adhere birdhouse and sentiment sign to card front as shown.

Stamp one inking of each size cherry blossom from the Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Memento Dye Ink - Rhubarb Stalk. Color centers using Stack and Store Dauber and ColorBox Chalk Ink - Rouge. Die cut using coordinating dies. Ink outer petals using ColorBox Chalk Ink - Rouge and Stack and Store Daubers. Layer into 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Stamp one inking of foliage from Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Olive. Using Stack and Store Dauber, color leaves using a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating die and layer into 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Stamp one inking of the tiny birds from the Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not and ColorBox Chalk Ink - Rouge. Die cut using coordinating die and layer into 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Spritz die cuts in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold slightly with water and pass mold through die cutting machine. Set flowers aside to dry.

Using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, pierce flower centers. For large blossom, fold 3 non wired stamens in half and put through flower center. Secure from backside using hot glue. Repeat steps for mid-sized blossom using 2 non wired stamens folded in half, and 1 folded in half for smallest blossom. Once glue has set, trim off threads as close to base as possible.

Trim leafy branch in half, shape slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere around bird house as seen on card sample. Adhere cherry blossoms to branch and near sentiment sign using hot glue. Adhere small bird to sentiment sign.

Lastly, using fine metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, glitter all cherry blossoms using Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, and all preprinted florals using Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.

Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

Other Products: iCraft Iris cardstock, Foam Tape

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10" x 7", score at 5" along the long side and fold to create a base card 5" x 7". Cut a piece of vellum 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and adhere to the base card front. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 14/16" x 6 14/15" and die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die set. Adhere the outer frame to the card front with foam tape. Recess the decorative die into the opening.

Stamp the branch image from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Adhere to the top of the decorative die.

Stamp the birdhouse image from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the middle of the decorative die to appear to hang down from the branch.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branch and add two leaves to the base of the decorative die as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branch and to the birdhouse and to the base of the decorative die over the leaves.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere above the flowers at the top of the card as shown.

Tweet Cherry Blossoms

Tweet Cherry Blossoms

Other Products: Floral Cardstock, Watercolor Cardstock,VersaMark, WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter. Hot Glue Gun, Diecutting Machine, Dimensional dots

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the layered card & shadowboxes, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DrMIKI-XTmI.

Instructions: Card base size is 5 x 7". Cut white cardstock to 10 x 7", score and fold at 5" on the long side to create a 5 x 7" top fold card base. Cut two pieces of paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection 4 7/8 x 6 7/8". Ink the edges with Olive Green ink and adhere one to the card front and one to the inside.

Cut paper from the collection 2x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8" and 4x 3/8 x 4 7/8" to cover the 5 x 5" shadow box. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A die to cut the opening in the front. Ink all the edges with Olive green ink and adhere to the shadow box using dries clear adhesive. Diecut the decorative die from the Daydreams Bridge set from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Stamp the Tweet Cherry Blossoms on Floral paper with VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat it tool. Color with Pearlescent Coral ink, diecut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves on floral paper with Olive ink, color with leaf green and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the birds on watercolor cardstock with VersaMark, sprinkle with Wow Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set. Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Place the flowers, leaves and birds in the Cherry Blossom mold, spritz with water and run through the diecutting machine. Finish shaping with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Pierce the flower centers, add stamens and use hot glue underneath the petals to set.

Stamp the leaf sprays on floral cardstock using Olive ink, color using Leaf Green and Olive inks, diecut using the coordinating dies, spritz with water and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge the leaf sprays and the leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with transparent crystal glitter. Stamp the bench on white cardstock using VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set.

Adhere the leaf sprays and the cherry blossoms to the front of the shadow box as shown. Adhere the bench to the inside of the shadow box using dimensional dots along with two of the birds, a flower and a leaf spray. Adhere the decorative die to the back of the shadow box.

Diecut two of the tags from the paper collection using the Tickets and Tags die and diecut two from white cardstock. Adhere the designer tags to the white cardstock for durability. Punch a hole in the tags and add green hemp. Adhere the tags to the right side of the card base and add some cherry blossoms and leaves. Adhere the decorated shadow box to the left side.

Peaceful Blossoms

Peaceful Blossoms

Other Products: White Cardstock, Stencil,

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Prepare a 5 x 7" white card base and layer it with a piece of the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Paper. In the upper left hand corner of the designer paper, lay your stencil down and use a small amount of the Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.

On white cardstock stamp the bench and watering can from the Wishing Well Oasis set with the black ink. Use the coordinating die and cut both out. Use the coffee ink and lightly color the bench. Add a foam dot to the back of the watering can and adhere both the bench and watering can to the card.

Stamp all the Oakberry Lane leaves and the Leafy Accents leaves on white cardstock with the Leaf Green ink, color in with the vivid Chartreuse ink, use the coordinating die and cut everything out, use the mold to shape the leaves, adhere to the card.

Stamp the Tweet Cherry Blossoms on white with the coffee and color the centers with the Buttercup ink, cut out with the matching die, shape in the mold and adhere to the card.

To finish, add glitter to the leaves and flowers.

Circling Blossoms

Circling Blossoms

Other Products: 8" Embroidery Hoop, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock, Dandelion Memento Ink, E6000 Glue, Sizzix Vagabond 2

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Take the hoop apart and paint both pieces with white paint; set aside to dry. When dry, cut a piece of the paper collection and using the E6000 glue, adhere it to the inside piece of the hoop. Set aside to dry.

Cut out the Sweetheart Border and put glitter all over it. Set aside to dry. Once dry, glue to the inside of the hoop and set aside while we begin to work on the flowers.

Stamp the leaves using Olive Green Stazon Ink. Color with Bamboo Leaves Ink and cut out using coordinating dies. For the flowers I used several different types of flowers and stamped with various ink colors. Mostly this can be your own choice of colors (I usually stamp with the same color as I use to color the flower, just use a lighter stroke). I love lots of glitter on my flower petals so I used a lot of the Crystal Clear. All the flowers have Prills for the centers. The flowers that have yellow centers have Minnie Pearl Prills colored with Dandelion ink because I didn't have a yellow that I wanted to use. The Prills do take color well if you need to do that. I really don't think you can make a mistake with coloring flowers as Mother Nature loves lots of color! The little birds are stamped in Jet Black ink and colored with Danube Blue ink and their little bellies are colored with Magenta Hue ink then they are glittered.

White flowers are stamped with Magenta Hue ink, Blue flowers are stamped with Danube Blue ink and colored with same. Yellow flowers are stamped with Buttercup and colored with Dandelion ink, Purple flowers are stamped with Deep Purple ink and colored with Cactus Flower ink. The lilacs are stamped with Elderberry ink and colored with Deep Purple ink.

Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown.

Days Like This

Days Like This

Other Products: White Cardstock, Red Cardstock, 3D Foam Tape, Pencil Colors

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: For the base of the card cut white cardstock 15-1/2 x 9-1/2, score at 7-3/4 from the longest side and fold. The card consists of three layers, for the first layer choose green color pattern paper from the collection and cut it to the size of 7-1/2 x 9-1/4" and distress the edges. Adhere on the card base with clear drying glue.

For the second layer cut red color cardstock 7 x 8-3/4" and arrange on top of first layer with 3D foam tape. For the final layer choose pattern paper from the collection cut it to the size of 6-3/4 x 8-1/2" and adhere on top of second layer with clear drying glue.

Die cut white cardstock using largest and second largest die from the Eyelet Oval Die set. Color the largest die cut out with Colorbox ink - Concord. Arrange the oval die cut out on the right hand side of the card and frame using the largest die cut out as shown.

Stamp white cardstock using the images from Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set and die cut with coordinating die. Color the images with pencil colors. Arrange colored wishing well images in the center of the die cut oval with 3D Foam tape and desk image on the lower left side of the card as shown.

For the flowers stamp white cardstock with Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set using Archival Ink - Carnation Red. For stamping the leaves use Archival ink Library Green, die cut the images with coordinating dies. Color the flower petals with Archival ink - Carnation Red and Leaves with Archival Ink Fern green and Leaf Green. Shape the flowers and leaves using the 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. For the center of the flowers use Power Outage Prills.

Stamp white cardstock with the leaf branches from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Archival Ink - Library Green. Die cut with coordinating die and color the images with Pencil Colors. Arrange the leaves and flowers as shown. Finish off with a die cut sentiment tag from the paper collection. Apply Crystal Clear glitter on flowers with clear drying glue.

Blossoming Easter Egg

Blossoming Easter Egg

Other Products: Ribbon, Moss, Green DMC, Iceland Moss, Resin Rabbit, Crackle Lacquer 1 & 2, Hot Glue Gun, Cardboard, Small Plastic Egg, Little Wooden Block, Cream Cardstock, Acetate, Diecutting Machine, Brush, Ribbon

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Cut an egg shape out of cardboard about 9" high, cover the back with cream cardstock and cover the front with paper from the paper collection. Cut cardboard for the base, 7 x 4" and cover with designer paper. Cut 2 pieces of 1 x 5", 2 pieces of 7/8 x 5" and 2 pieces of 3/4 x 5". Make 2 piles of these sets and glue them on top of each other with the backs lined up so you have 2 stair shapes. Take your egg and place it in the center of the bottom plate and then you glue the stairs on both sides of the egg so that the egg is standing in the center. Cut and adhere designer paper on top of the stairs.Now take the Crackle #1 and cover the whole egg and bottom and stairs, let that dry for 30 minutes. Then take Crackle #2 and put this on top of the Crackle #1. Let this dry 30 minutes or longer, then you start to see the cracks coming in. When it's dry take a piece of cloth and your Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, put a little bit on the cloth and smear it in the cracks on the whole project!

Stamp the bench on white cardstock with Rich Cocoa ink, color with Coffee ink and die cut. Place the little wooden block on the back and glue it on the left of the egg. Stamp the watering can with Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock. Color this very lightly with a brush marker and the Jet Black ink. Die cut it and glue it on the right side of the bench. Glue the Rabbit next to that with hot glue. Make a nest with the moss and hot glue an egg in it, place it in the corner.

Stamp the vines from the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, and the Dogwood leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock and color them with Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout ink and die cut. Glue 1 on the left side on the egg and 1 on the back of the right side so that it sticks out. Stamp all the Flowers with Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock, color the centers with New Sprout ink and die cut. Ink the edges of the Flowers with Vibrant Fuchsia ink, then shape the dogwoods using your Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Glue 2 on top of each other, then make a hole in the center and insert stamens. Place the Cherry Blossom Flowers in the 3D mold, spray lightly with water, put a lid on and run them through your machine. Make a hole in the center and place some DMC in the center like a stamen. Make a nice arrangement on the left side of the egg, adding moss as needed. Add small flowers on base and right side of egg.

Stamp some backyard blossom accents, Lily of the Valley and vase fillers with Rich Cocoa ink and Bamboo Leaves ink, on white cardstock and color them with Vibrant Fuchsia, French Ultramarine, Buttercup inks and die cut. Glue them behind the bench, bird nest, and in the floral arrangement. Stamp the sign with Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock and die cut. Color it with Coffee ink and hang it in the flower arrangement.

Blue Birds

Blue Birds

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Funnel Tray, Die Cutting Machine, Scoreboard, Copics, Xpress-IT paper

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Create a 6.5 x 6.5" card base and set aside. Next choose a paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection with 4 - 6 x 6 panels and cut one of the panels. Layer it on the white card base which will now be your card front.

Diecut the ornamental tag dies, using the largest die cut from a sheet of paper from the Cherry Blossom collection and then diecut the next size up in white cardstock and layer over the large ornamental tag. Place this on the front of the card base.

Stamp and diecut the birds from the tweet cherry blossom set and stamp onto Xpress-IT paper using black memento ink. Color using the copic sketch pens: B02, B04, B06,YG03, YG05, R83, R85, R89, E31, E35

To make the Vellum Cherry Blossoms, stamp the florals from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die with white color box ink on vellum sheet and heat emboss it using white heat embossing powder. Next die cut the flowers and color them using the zig pen in blue. Shape them on the needle tool, glue 2 flowers the same size to form a complete flower and add the white prills to the centers.

Assemble your card as pictured once all the elements are complete.

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BECKY LODESTEIN
I can't wait to get my Cherry Blossom collection! I need to be able to create some beauty! Saturday!
Thursday 14th of March 2019 07:02 AM