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New creative inspiration and semifinalist announcement!

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Happy Spring! How is your week going.....has it been a flurry of busyness or have you had time to create something beautiful? I always find that regardless of what's happening in everyday life, taking time to sit down and create something in the evening is so relaxing. What do you like about creating handmade cards and projects? I would love to hear your thoughts, you can do so by leaving a comment below. Today we are bringing you new creative inspiration that will bring a smile to your face and inspire you to create your next one of a kind project!

Did you miss the release of the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection? See all the details here: http://hcgo.co/CherryBlossomRetreat.


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Are you registered for this? Join Emma Lou LIVE in this online class and follow her easy step by steps as she guides you through the steps of creating a one of a kind Slider Money & Photo Card using decorative papers, dies and how to accent with advanced rose shaping techniques, allowing you to showcase a fun photo and make the perfect handmade gift that your friends and family will love. Register Now

Here's what crafters that take online classes say:
Always a pleasure to spend an afternoon crafting with Emma Lou, the Heartfelt Creations team, and other crafter's. All without ever having to leave my house. I love it! I have taken every class and look forward to each new one every month. They have really increased my skills and boosted my confidence. Thank you so much! ~Susan H

I have participated in almost all your classes, and I have learned something new every time. I love your products with high quality. And I love to make may own flowers. Then I can use right colour to my projekt. Look forward to next class with Emma Lou. ~Kristin

This class was just what I needed. I purchased supplies to make gifts for a friend and her 2 little girls but had no idea what I was going to do. Now I do! I have taken all of the on line classes and again have been inspired by a new project while also gaining more helpful hints. YAAAAY ~Jan D

Design Team Semifinalists: Today we are excited to announce our 2019 design team semifinalists!! Choosing from such great and diversified talent is difficult and we appreciate all the applicants who participated in the design team call. Congratulations to our semifinalists: Andrea Beecroft, Bozena Bodynek, Carole Wright, Charlotte Ehrukainen, Esther Asbury, Fabiola Giardinaro, Heena Shaikh, Ines Peksinska, Katrzyna Ewa Blakala, Kriti Mishra, Magdalena Ruta, Malgorzata Kleps, Nandini Ramchandani, Nida Tanweer, Rosa Kelly, Susan Smit, Veronique Levasseur

Vote for your favorite Semifinalists: We would love to have you participate and vote your 5 favorite semifinalists! Please visit their blogs and social media and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. Limit 1 vote per person. Voting ends on April 3rd, 2019.

Our 2019 design team finalists will be announced on May 29th, 2019. Stay tuned!


Have a wonderful week and Happy Creating, Emma Lou


Creative Inspiration of the Week

Wonderful Birthday Blossoms

Wonderful Birthday Blossoms

Other Products: White cardstock, hot glue, 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 10 x 7" size, score and fold at 5" to create card base. Cut a background paper scene from the collection to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4" size. Lightly sponge edges with Cactus Flower ink and attach onto card base. Stamp the wonderful day sentiment from the Special Birthday Sentiments stamp set in Cactus Flower ink onto top half of card as pictured.

Stamp large 2x, medium 2x and small cherry blossoms 1x from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set in the Majestic Violet ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp right facing leafy branch 2x from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Olive ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the birdies from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms stamp set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the wishing well, flower pot and watering can from HCPC-3868 Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp set in Black 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 Cactus Flower ink, shading darker on the edges and softly in the centers. Use Leaf Green on the leafy branch and leaves. Use Forget-Me-Not ink on the top of baby birdies' bodies and Rose Madder ink on the bellies. Use the Coffee ink on the watering can and flower pot. Use the dark gray, light gray, brown, oatmeal, mid green, light green, pale green, pink and light pink markers from Zig set to color in the wishing well as pictured. Use the green and pink markers on the flowers and leaves in the flower pot. Use the Watercolor Brush blender along with the markers.

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. Use the stylus from the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower shaping kit to shape leafy branch, leaves and rest of images as desired. Assemble the cherry blossoms. Dip white bud stamens from Bridal Bouquet small set into the Cactus Flower ink. Thread these stamens and the purple rock candy ones through the centers of blossoms and attach with hot glue. For the small bud blossoms, leave the stamen thread at a longer length on the backside and trim off extra thread on rest of blossoms.

Use glue to attach the leafy branches on the top of card. Use glue and Double dots to attach wishing well, flower pot, watering can and birdies. Use hot glue to attach leaves and cherry blossoms onto card as shown. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add a touch of sparkle over blossoms, leaves and rest of card as desired.

Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

Other Products: White card, white stamping card, black card, berry burst and mint macaron ink pads, mint macaron cardstock (stampin Up!), Princess Pink Chalk Cloud ink, hot glue, foam pads

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.

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

Instructions: Card size is 6.5 x 7.5". Select the topper picture from the paper collection and trim to 3.75" x 4.5". Adhere to black card and trim to leave a thin black border. Die cut the petite pocket die in black card, dab glue over and cover in transparent glitter, remove excess and set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of the patterned paper as shown, so that a complete square is visible around the edge - 10 squares x 12 squares. Adhere this to black card leaving a thin border. Layer the Topper centrally onto the card and add the petite pocket die cut centrally to the top of the card, trim away any excess.

Score a 13" x 7.5" piece of white card at 6.5" to create the card base. Cut a piece of black card slightly smaller than the card base and a 6" x 7" piece of blue paper from the collection. Layer these onto the card base using dries clear glue. Add the topper to the card using foam pads.

Die cut the sentiment and cover in 3D crystal lacquer. Set aside to dry.

Make the flowers: Stamp the flowers onto white card stock using berry burst ink. Colour with princess pink chalk cloud ink and die cut. Colour the back of the flowers with the chalk cloud ink and place the flowers into the mold facedown, spritz lightly with water and place the top on the mold - run through the diecutting machine. Remove the flowers from the mold and make a hole in the centre of the 2 largest flowers. Thread 10 stamens through the largest flowers and 3 through the smallest. Using the flower shaping tools, press down into the flowers to lift the petals and dot with white nuvo drops

Make the leaves: Stamp onto mint macaron cardstock using mint macaron ink and die cut. Shade the edges of the leaf using mint macaron ink and place face down into the mold. Spritz lightly with water, place the top on the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Remove from the mold and allow to dry.

Position the sentiment flowers and leaves onto the card using hot glue.

Diamond Elegance

Diamond Elegance

Other Products: Aged Mahogany distress ink, Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink, Mudra Swirly Leaf Stencil and pearls

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

Instructions: Ink a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock lightly using Mudra Swirly Leaf Stencil, Aged Mahogany distress ink and Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink. Adhere it to a 6" x 6" white card base using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips leaving a 1/4" margin on top bottom and left side.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the die from Decorative Pocket Accents Die. Adhere one piece on the right side of the card. Ink the other piece using Aged Mahogany distress ink and Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink. Adhere it on the right edge of the stenciled card panel using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the die from Festive Holiday Die and ink it with Aged Mahogany distress ink. Die cut another piece of white cardstock using the die from Lacy Diamond Die. Adhere both the die cuts on the stenciled card panel using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Stamp the branch images from Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Olive Archival Ink on a piece of white cardstock and ink it using Leaf Green 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 on the die cut as shown.

Stamp the Cherry blossoms from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die 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 pearls to the die cut for a finishing touch.

Haven of Dreams

Haven of Dreams

Other Products: White card stock, water colour pencils, scoring board, 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 6 inches by 6 inches. Cut white card stock to 12 inches by 6 inches and score at 6 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 and adhere to the card front. Cut another pattern paper 1/4 inch smaller than the first mat layer and adhere to the card base.

Cut a 6 x 6 card panel frame from the paper collection. Remove a square part from the centre. Stamp the scene from Haven of Day dreams on white card stock using Jet black ink. Colour with water colour pencils. Cut to the size of the 6-inch mat layer frame and adhere behind this. Add the die cut of stamped and coloured bridge using the clear glue. Adhere this in a little tilted way as shown on the card using foam dots.

Cut die cuts in white card stock. Cut two sweet heart border die cuts and two corner die cuts. Adhere them to the card as shown.

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 Fushcia. Also stamp the leaves in Library green ink and colour with leaf green. Shape and mold the flowers and leaves in the mold and give further shape with groove golf tools. Add stamens in the centre of the flowers

Arrange the flowers and leaves along with birds on the card front using clear glue.

Stamp the Thinking of you hanging banner from the stamp set and colour with colour pencils. Cut with matching die. Cut a best wishes circle tag and tie the two together with a twine. Attach the twine to the card.

Cherry Blossom Simple Things

Cherry Blossom Simple Things

Other Products: Cardstock (White, Light Pink), Distress Oxide Ink- Worn Lipstick, Stampin' Up Ink- Early Espresso, ColorBox Ink- Seaweed, Archival Ink- Shadow Grey, Gems, Ivory Burlap String, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, Adhesive Dots- Micro, Adhesive Dots- Medium, E-Z Runner Grand, 3D Foam Squares, Dual Tip Glue Pen)

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

Instructions: The green bordered patterned paper is the background. Cut a strip of the green patterned paper that is 1.5" wide and mat it in white cardstock. Adhere across the background. Die cut 2 of the Decorative Medallion from white cardstock, and 2 of the Decorative Medallion mats from light pink cardstock. Adhere the 2 pieces together using a glue pen, and then adhere one to either side of the layout using foam tape. Cut a strip of the light green patterned paper that is 11 x 1.5", and tear each end. Adhere up the middle of the layout using foam tape. Mat the 4 x 6" photo in 2 layers of white cardstock. Adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares. Find and die cut out the large light blue tag. Adhere to the top of the matted photo and add a burlap string bow. Find and die cut out the small "Finding Beauty in the Simple Things" tag and add to the bottom of the matted photo.

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the smallest Cherry Blossom image, and 1 set of the medium Cherry Blossom image onto white cardstock using grey ink (Archival- Shadow Grey). Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the swirly Leafy Accent images onto white cardstock using dark brown ink (Stampin' Up- Early Espresso). Stamp and die cut 3 sets of the small Cherry Blossom leaves onto white cardstock using dark brown ink. Add color to the flowers using ink and daubers, just in the middle of each flower (Distress Oxide Ink- Worn Lipstick). Add color to the leaves using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Seaweed). Using the coordinating 3D Shaping Molds, shape the leaves and flowers. Add pink Prills to the middle of each flower. Let dry.

Tear a portion off of each Leafy Accents cluster and adhere to the Decorative Medallion on either side of the matted photo. Add a medium flower to each. Add 2 small flowers and single small leaves to the Decorative Medallions also. Add a small flower and 2 small leaves to the sentiment tag below the photo. Add a medium and small flower above the matted photo and a swirly leaf.

Gate Fold Cherry Blossoms

Gate Fold Cherry Blossoms

Other Products: White cardstock, pink cardstock, Tacky Glue, Copic Markers: B00, B01, B02, YG11, YG05, E53, E33, E35, R00, R11, R21, Y23, Y11, Y15, Y00, C1, C3

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 diamond dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/JwS0Rmysd98.

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

Instructions: Card size: 4 x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6 x 12" then score at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Place the left side of the largest Diamond die on the outside left 2" side and cut to the score line then place the right side of the die on the right 2" side of card and cut to the score line. Trim top and bottom on the score line to meet the die cut if needed. Cut decorative paper to match panels (except Diamond cuts). Glue paper to each side and inside middle section. Cut Lacy Diamond die from white, cut the center part out of white as well. Cut a straight edge diamond out of pink to fit inside of center section of the Lacy Diamond. Glue pink to the back of center section then glue to the large Lacy Diamond, cut the lacy Diamond in half and glue one half to each outer section. Cut Sweetheart Border twice out of white and cut off small bottom scallop to glue to the top of card. Cut border from the Album Tag Accents for top of card inside. Glue borders on the top.

Stamp birds, birds on a branch, and birdhouse using black, die cut and color with Copics. Stamp blossoms using Rose Madder, sponge on Pink Peony and die cut. Stamp leaves with Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green and Rose Madder then die cut. Place blossoms and leaves in Shaping Mold, spritz then run through the die cutting machine to form. Stamp Sentiment on pink and die cut with Diamond Basics then die cut a white Eyelet Diamond to mat the sentiment. Glue sentiment to the inside middle section. Randomly glitter paper inside card.

Glue and foam tape birds on branch to left side only of the outside. Glue blossoms to both sides of the diamond ends. Glitter paper on the outside of card and the flowers.

Make a belly band out of white cardstock 1 1/2 x 9" place "belt" around card and fold at card sides. Belly band will meet in the center front and over-lap, glue the over-lapping part together. Glue a pink strip in the center of the white all the way around about 3/4" wide. Cut 2 Eyelet Diamonds to stack in center of belly band. Glue them on so that diamonds will be in the center of diamond on the card when the belly band in on (about 1/4" of diamond will hang off the bottom of the belly band). Glue birdhouse on the center of stacked diamonds and pop up the birds. Glue some tiny Cherry Blossoms on each side. Glitter flowers and paper on the belly band. Slide the belly band on being careful that top of diamond tucks under the birds on the branch at the top. It will go all the way to but not over center of Lacy Diamond.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Other Products: Mixed media paper, diecutting 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: Cut card base 5.5 x 5.5 inches in white card stock. Cut out the frame with the Intricate Swirls Die in white, cut it apart and adhere along sides of card base. Cut a blue plaid square piece of designer paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection the size of the card base, distress and adhere. Cut out the Botanic Window in white cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Words of Encouragement Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black on designer paper from the paper pad, adhere the window with foam tape for dimension and adhere all to the right side of the card.

Stamp the birdhouse from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set, the birds from the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, the bench and flower pot from the Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set, the flowers and rocks from the Woodsy Wonderland Cling Stamp set in Jet Black on media paper and color the birdhouse, bench, flower pot, and rocks with Zig Markers. Sponge the birds, wildflowers with ink. Cut out with corresponding dies.

Stamp the flowers from the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Lulu Lavender, sponge with same and cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt with the 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. Add stamens 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.

Adhere birdhouse, bench and scenery with foam tape for dimension and the flowers around the window and in pot, as shown.

Tweet Memories

Tweet Memories

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Paper Distressing tool, Funnel Tray, Die Cutting Machine, Scoreboard, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade distress oxides.

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

Instructions: The ready top-fold card from white card stock measures 6" by 7 1/2?. To create the top panel, choose a green color paper from the designer paper collection and cut 2 pieces measuring 2" by 5? and a scenic paper measuring 2 1/2? by 5?. Layer this paper using foam tapes keeping one piece of green pattern paper on top and the other on the bottom side as shown in the picture. Layer the complete panel on white cardstock making a border of 1/16? of an inch on all the four sides.

Cut an oval frame from a white smooth white cardstock by nesting outer 2 dies from Eyelet Oval and Basic Large Die. Glue the frame as shown by adding dimensions using foam dots. Next, glue the white die cuts from Petite Pocket Accents Die, covering the frame as shown in the picture.

Stamp the images from Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set with black archival ink on white cardstock and color them using Zig Clean Clear Markers. Next, cut the painted images using their coordinating dies. Stack an extra die cut for extra strength.

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. Also add die cut birds from the paper collection as an extra accent.

Tweet Thoughts of You

Tweet Thoughts of You

Other Products: Hemp Cord, Hot Glue, Mister, Die Cutting Machine, Scissors, Acrylic Block, Tidy Tray

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 5 x 7". Cut two pieces of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2". On one, die cut largest rectangle (this will be the back of card base), on the second piece stamp the bridge scenery background using Jet Black ink, die cut with 3rd largest of rectangle die. Cut another piece of white cardstock at 8 1/2 x 6", score and fold at 5 1/4". Use largest and 3rd largest dies from Eyelet Rectangle die set to die cut a frame onto the folded cardstock, make sure die blade is off the folded side, as to leave fold intact (this is front of the card base). Apply glue to 3/4" folded flap and adhere onto previously cut large rectangle. This creates the card base.

Die cut pink designer paper using 2nd and 3rd largest dies from rectangle dies, ink edges with Tea Rose ink. Die cut 2 Window Box Elements dies using white cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Adhere decorative piece onto 3 sides of card base using dries clear glue. Adhere pink border using foam dots, cut dots in half with scissors, to fit around thinner frame areas. Stamp an additional bridge image and die cut with coordinating die. Color bridge background using daubers along with Sepia, Vivid Chartreuse, Leaf Green, Cactus Flower, Forget-Me-Not, Sunflower, Carnation Red, and Jet Black inks. Layer die cut bridge onto background, making it 3D. Apply Crystal Lacquer to water image and allow to dry. Once dry adhere on inside of card, aligning it with outside frame.

Stamp bench, flower pot, watering can and sentiment sign on white cardstock using Jet Black ink and die cut. Use daubers to color all images. Lightly shade bench with Jet Black ink, then apply Nuvo Mousse using sponge. Color watering can Jet Black ink. Color sign with Sepia ink and flower pot with Cactus Flower, Vivid Chartreuse, Tea Rose and Sepia ink. Shape images using Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.

Stamp cherry blossoms in Rose Madder ink, leaves in Leaf Green and songbirds in Manganese Blue inks. Die cut with coordinating dies. Color leaves with cherry blossoms with Rose Madder ink, leaves with Vivid Chartreuse, and song birds with Manganese Blue and Sunflower inks. Shape using coordinating mold. Layer blossoms as desired and pierce the center. Color white stamens with Sunflower ink and dauber, then insert through flowers as shown.

Cut 4 pieces of hemp cord in various lengths and hot glue together representing a tree branch, then fill each branch with various sizes of cherry blossoms and leaves. Adhere all images on frame as shown using Dries Clear glue and foam dots. Attach branch using hot glue, tuck end of branch behind pink frame and adhere. Add Crystal Glitter as desired and tap off.

Tweeting Love

Tweeting Love

Other Products: White 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: The finished card measures 8 -1/2 x 7- 1/2". Cut white cardstock 17 x 7-1/2", score at 8-1/2" and fold. Choose pattern paper from the paper collection, cut it to the size 8-1/4 x 7-1/4 distress the edges and adhere on top of white card base with clear dryng glue.

For the final layer cut pattern paper to size 8 x 7, distress the edges and adhere on the first layer of cardstock with clear drying glue.

Die cut white cardstock using the Daydreams Bridge Die and position it in the center of the card with clear drying glue. Also die cut white cardstock twice using the Elegant Pocket Accents Die and mat with green color pattern paper from the paper collection. Apply glitter on top of die cut with clear dry glue and arrange on the sides of the card as shown.

. Stamp white cardstock with the flower pot images from Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set using Archival ink - Jet Black. Also Stamp White Cardstock with the bird house image from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Archival Ink - Jet Black. Die cut the images with coordinating dies and color with pencil colors.

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.

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. Once all the elements are ready arrange them as shown. Apply Crystal Clear glitter on flowers with clear dryng glue.

Grateful Cherry Blossoms

Grateful Cherry Blossoms

Other Products: White cardstock, green cardstock, grass border punch (MS), foam sheet, foam tape, tacky glue, Flower Soft, Copic Markers: C0, C1, C3, E93, Y23, Y00, Y11, Y15, E53, E33, E35, B00, B01, B02, W1, W3, V01, V12, V15, YR65, YR04, R00, R21, R22, YG11, YG05, YR02.

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: Finished shadow box size: 6 1/4 x 6 1/4". Cover the inside back of shadow box with decorative paper. Cut a piece of decorative paper for the front then trace around opening and cut opening out then glue to front of box. Cover the sides and top of box with decorative paper. Punch green grass x 2 for the bottom front. Cut matching decorative paper for the inside dividers also glue foam in between dividers to keep them apart.

Stamp, die cut and color bench, birds, flower pots x 2, animals, field flowers, and birdhouse using black to stamp. Stamp sentiment in black on a piece of matching decorative paper, die cut with ovals and die cut an oval foam piece to pop it up. Edge ovals with Rose Madder. Stamp, sponge and die cut the Cherry Blossoms using Rose Madder, stamp leaves with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and die cut. Run them through the shaping mold and put flowers together in sets of 2. Pierce centers and thread stamen through the middle of each flower. Use Prills for the tiniest flowers. Add glitter to all the flowers (stamped and 3D). Glue birds on branch and 2 leafy branches around the top of the box and start adding flowers. Tuck the birdhouse in on the right side and the bench on the left side. Pop the flower pots and bunnies up. Add other animals and flowers to divider tabs at the bottom to make the shadow box look more 3D, having levels to the scene. Puff birds and add them to the bench and birdhouse. After everything is finished, seal up the back of box and add a piece of decorative paper or cardstock to cover the back to make it have a more "finished" look.

Sweet Country Retreat

Sweet Country Retreat

Other Products: Gingham Ribbon, Stickles Diamond, White cardstock

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 the Cherry Blossom stamps, stamp the small and medium blossoms using the Rouge ink. As this is pigment ink, allow to dry and then cut with coordinating dies. Stamp the 2 leaf sprays 3 times using Bamboo leaves ink. Color with same ink and die cut with coordinating die. Lightly spray the blossoms and leaves and shape in the matching 3D shaping mold. Highlight the edges of the leaves using the Bamboo Leaves ink.

Using white cardstock cut one lacy diamond die. Cut white cardstock 12" x 6" and fold in half. Cut one white mat 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Using the Cherry Blossom Paper Collection. Cut check cardstock into 4 mats 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". To get the front birdhouse strip you will need to use 2 of the same card stock. Cut the birdhouse trim 5 3/4" x 2 1/2". Using the circle die, cut the center birdhouse from one of the strips.

Using the die cut sheet from your paper collection, cut one birdhouse.

Card Assembly: Adhere your check mats to all four sides of the card. Adhere the white insert mat to the right-hand side. Using glue, adhere birdhouse in the top left corner of the insert mat.

Cut the Lacy Diamond Die in half. Using glue along the long edge adhere the die cut mat evenly to the top and bottom of the card front. Using 3D adhesive adhere the center strip. Using double 3D adhesive adhere the circle birdhouse.

Using 3D adhesive, adhere the other birdhouse strip to the back of the card making sure it lines up with the front strip. Adhere the bow to the top center of the card front. Adhere 1 leaf and 1 medium flower to the center of the bow. Adhere 1 medium and 2 small blossoms to the bottom of the birdhouse and 1 leaf spray to each side. Decorate with stickles or glitter of choice as desired.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Other Products: Floral Cardstock, VersaMark, WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Silver Sparkle. Hot Glue Gun, Diecutting Machine, Dimensional tape, Dimensional dots, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Archival Ink Shadow Gray, Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle

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

Cut paper from the collection 2x 4 3/8 x 3 1/8" - 2x 3/8 x 4 3/8" and 2x 3/8 x 3 1/8" to cover the 3 1/4 x 4 1/2" shadow box. Use the Cut Mat Create 1A die to cut the opening in the front. Ink all the edges with Pearlescent Coral 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. Place the flowers and leaves 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. Sponge the leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with glitter.

Stamp the wishing well on white cardstock using Archival Shadow Gray ink and color with Prismacolor Pencils and blend using Tombow Dual Marker Blender and odorless mineral spirits. Diecut using coordinating die. Diecut three more times from white cardstock and adhere the layers together to form a stronger diecut. Spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle. When dry, lightly dab with dries clear adhesive here and there and sprinkle with Transparent Ultra Fine crystal glitter. Adhere to the inside of the shadow box using dimensional dots.

Adhere the leaves and the cherry blossoms to the front of the shadow box as shown. Adhere the decorative die to the back of the shadow box on the right side. Adhere the decorated shadow box to the left side.

Add a cherry blossom and leaf cluster to the decorative die next to the shadow box. Using a sponge, dab dries clear adhesive randomly over the card and sprinkle with Transparent Ultra Fine crystal glitter. You can never have too much glitter!

Circle of Blossoms

Circle of Blossoms

Other Products: Diecutting Machine, Hot glue gun, Paint brush

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

Instructions: Create a 6 x 6" card base using white paper. Cut a piece of paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection 5 3/4 " x 5 3/4 " and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut out swirl die from Daydreams Bridge Die from paper collection and using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, adhere to the middle of card.

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 use 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, bridge from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set and Haven of Daydreams Cling Stamp Set and 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, RACP454 Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Manganese Blue . Using sponges tap ready elements with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.

Put everything together, build first wreath with twigs leaves and decorate as shown using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips and hot glue gun

Chirping Birdies

Chirping Birdies

Other Products: iCraft Iris Cardstock

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.

For more tips on creating with the pocket dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uDhKUj9AAMo.

Instructions: Cut a piece of card 12" x 6", score at 6" along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6" x 6". Cut a piece of patterned paper featuring the background flowers 6" x 7 1/2 " and using the smaller edge die from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die set die cut the top of the paper. Cut two decorative dies from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die set from white cardstock and adhere together. Add Frosting Powder to the decorative die cut with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere to the top of the card. Die cut the decorative edge from the same die set and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge and then adhere to the edge of the die.

Stamp the 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 die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Add to the top of the card over the decorative dies.

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. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear Glue on a fairly damp sponge and adhere to the right under the branches with foam tape.

Stamp the sign image from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left under the branches with foam tape.

Stamp the seat image from the HCPC-3868 Wishing Well Oasis 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 bottom left of the card.

Stamp two pot plants images and a watering can image from the HCPC-3868 Wishing Well Oasis 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 adhere the pot plants to sit on the seat and in front of the seat with foam tape. Add the watering can image to the side of the seat as shown with foam tape.

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 at the top of the card and coming down the left side of the card and on either side of the pot plants in front of the seat.

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 at the top of the card and going down the side of the card and over the birdhouse and around the base of the pot plants.

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 and on the seat as shown.

Flutter By Birthday Wishes

Flutter By Birthday Wishes

Other Products: White card stock, Big Shot die cutting machine, scissors, paper trimmer, spray bottle, water, foam tape, hot glue gun, MISTI, heat tool

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

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Next, from Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection, choose a green decorative sheet, and find the two 6" x 6" premade card panels shown. Trim green decorative paper to fit slightly smaller than card base. Adhere to card base. Trim the two premade card panels to be slightly smaller than the green background mat.

Using the Classic Border Basics Die, cut the premade card panel with the small bird house on the bottom using the basic decorative cut as shown. Using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, stamp sentiment from the Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp Set. Next, using the same Classic Border Basics Die, die cut the small eyelet decorative border from white card stock. Adhere to premade card panel which you have die cut, trimming off ends as necessary. Marry the two premade card panels together using a good adhesive. Adhere to card base.

Using the Daydreams Bridge Die, cut the decorative embellishment from white card stock, then trim in half with scissors. Adhere one half to card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

Stamp two of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die onto Rajni Chawla's Vellum Flowerite using ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad - Frost White. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set using heat tool. Die cut with coordinating die. Using scissors, trim off decorative swirls from both butterflies. Ink one butterfly using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not and the other with ColorBox Chalk Ink - Rouge. Set aside.

Stamp one inking of one of the branches from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Die onto white card stock with Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Color using Stack and Store Daubers along with Ranger Archival Inks - Coffee, Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating die. Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, shape slightly and adhere to top of card following the circular pattern on the preprinted card panel.

Stamp one inking of the fluffy birdies onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not. Color using Stack and Store Daubers along with Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not and Colorbox - Rouge. Place in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Stamp one inking of each size of cherry blossoms onto white card stock using Memento - Rhubarb Stalk. Using Stack and Store Dauber, color centers of blossoms using ColorBox Ink- Rouge. Die cut using coordinating dies, ink petal tips with ColorBox Ink - Rouge and place in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.

Stamp three inkings of the foliage found in the Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Olive. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color leaves using Ranger Archival Ink - Vivid Chartreuse. Die cut using coordinating dies and ink edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green. Place in 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.

Create floral cluster with assorted size flowers and die cut foliage on leafy branch already adhered to card base. Adhere two small birdies to floral cluster. Adhere one large flower with foliage and birdie to bottom of card base as shown. Shape butterflies with fingers slightly and adhere to card base using Designer Dries Clear Glue. 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.

Glistening Wonderland

Glistening Wonderland

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

For more tips on creating with the Woodsy Wonderland collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/TldMdgGbYkQ.

For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY.

Instructions: Cut one Album Tags and Accents Die on white cardstock to create a card base.

Stamp Woodsy Treescape, Woodsy Wonderland on white cardstock with archival ink-jet black, diecut with coordinating dies and sprinkle crystal clear glitter on them. Arrange these embellishments as shown. Now stamp Woodsy Wonder Wonderland Critters on white cardstock, cut with coordinating die and color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker using Color In Watercolor Brush.

Cut two layer die from Ornamental Tags Die on white cardstock and distress the edges of top layer and stamp the sentiment from Just For You sentiments Cling Stamp collection set with archival ink-jet black and adhere them with foam tape to give some dimension.

Stamp some blossoms and leaves from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set with archival ink- carnation red and cut with them matching die and color them with archival ink-carnation red and sunflower and shape them with 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold, add stamens at the centre of the flower, and then add some crystal clear glitter.

Stamp some leaves from Woodsy Treescape with archival ink-jet black and cut them with coordinating die and color them with archival ink-leaf green and sunflower and shape these leaves using deluxe flower shaping kit.

Now arrange these leaves and flowers as shown.

Thank You So Much

Thank You So Much

Other Products: White Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Seam Binding, 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 4 x 6". Using the tag die lay it on a folded piece of cardstock with the edge hanging off. Run this through the Vagabond and cut out the card. Using the coordinating die, cut a piece of the paper collection and layer it onto the front of the card. Next, cut out the medallion and use the coordinating die to cut a piece of the paper collection. Glue it to the medallion. Use dimensional tape to adhere to card front. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and use the Tag die to cut out. I went around the edges of the cardstock with Magenta Hue ink. Use dimensional tape to adhere to medallion. Tie a piece of the seam binding into a bow and adhere to the edge of the sentiment.

Using StazOn Olive Green ink, stamp the leaves. Using Jet black Archival Ink, stamp the birds. Using Magenta Hue ink, stamp the flower petals. Color the leaves with Bamboo Leaves Memento ink. Color the little birds with Danube Blue and Magenta Hue. Layer everything into the mold, spritz with water and run through the Vagabond 2. Lay everything out to dry. Once dry, layer the flower petals and add glitter and Prills to them and set aside to dry. Add glitter to the little bird and allow to dry. Once everything is dry, decide on placement and glue down.

Beautiful Days Like This

Beautiful Days Like This

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, watercolor paper, dimensional tape, glue dots, satin cord, spiced mermaid distress oxide ink, sap green archival

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

Instructions: Ready side fold card measures 6.25"x 6.25". To create card mat, first choose pattern paper from the designer paper collection. Cut a piece measuring 6"x 6". Cut a decorative piece from the white cardstock using day dreams bridge die. Cut it in half and glue it on the two sides of the ready card base as shown in the picture. Further, glue the card mat on the card base. Choose a card panel from the same collection and cut it into 5.5" x 5.5". Mat it on the white cardstock which is bigger 1/8 of an inch on all four sides. Cut a window using cut mat and create 2A die. Stamp the image from haven of daydreams stamp on the water color paper using black archival. Paint the image with the zig markers. Mat it on the card base. Adhere the card panel using dimensional tape for adding dimensional. Stamp bridge image on water color and paint it with zig markers. Cut the bridge image with the coordinating die. Glue it using glue dots.

Stamp a flower pot and board images on watercolor paper using black archival and cut with coordinating dies. Paint images with zig markers. Arrange and glue painted images as shown. Stamp some cherry blossom flowers using vibrant fuchsia archival and cut with coordinating die. Paint flowers using spiced mermaid distress oxide and shape flowers using flower shaping mold. Add stamens to flowers and glue them using designer dries clear glue. Stamp leaves using olive green archrival. Paint leaves using sap green and olive green ink. Shape leaves using flower shaping mold. Glue flowers and leaves on top left corner of card as shown. Cut 2 tags from the same collection using die and tie them using satin cord.

Cherry Blossom Love

Cherry Blossom Love

Other Products: Card stock, white, pink, blue, yellow; Prismacolor pencils; Wink of Stella, clear; foam tape; seam binding, white; flat back pearls; Krylon gold leafing pen

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

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 tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

Instructions: Card base size 5 1/2 x 6 1/2", white card stock 11" x 6 1/2", fold in half with a side fold. Edge with gold leafing pen. Cut a piece of blue design paper 5" x 6", edge with gold leafing pen and add to card front. Die cut Intricate Swirl frame from white card stock. Measure up 1 1/2" from the bottom of frame and cut apart. Piece back together to create a frame 6" high. Adhere to card.

Die cut lace piece from the Daydreams Bridge Die from white card stock. Use the sponge dauber to edge with Magenta Hue. Add to card. Stamp the wishing well, birds, and branch on white card stock with Jet Black. Color with colored pencils. Stamp flowers on blue card stock with Aquamarine, pink card stock with Magenta Hue, and yellow card stock with Cantaloupe. Stamp leaves with Bamboo Leaves. Die cut with coordinating dies. Shape flowers with 3D shaping mold. Cut a small piece of blue card stock to place behind openings of wishing well. Add to card with foam tape.

Add leaves, flowers, birds and bow as shown. Add flat back pearls to center of flowers. Die cut 'Love' tag and add to card.

Lilacs and Roses for You

Lilacs and Roses for You

Other Products: iCraft Vellum, Flora Super White cardstock, Creative Expressions Diamond Sprinkles, Creative Expressions Gold Mirror Cardstock, Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Diamond, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Ranger White Embossing Powder

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

For more tips on creating with the Classic Rose collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10" x 7", score at 5" and fold to create a base card of 5" x 7". Cut a piece of patterned paper 5" x 7". Die cut the frame from the centre of the paper using the inner frame die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set. Die cut a frame out of gold mirror cardstock using the inner and outer frame dies and adhere to the frame. Adhere the outer frame to the card base using foam tape. Recess the centre of the frame in the middle. Die cut the outer eyelet label from gold mirror cardstock. Die cut the coordinating label from the paper collection using the inner plain edge die. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3843 Special Birthday Sentiments Stamp set in Plum ink and adhere the inner label to the gold label and adhere this to the centre of the frame with foam tape. Add Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Diamond to the corset image with Dries Clear glue. Die cut two small corners from gold mirror card and adhere to the right side corners.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with the Leaf Green, Fern Green and Magenta Hue inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add the leaves to the bottom left of the card around the label.

Stamp the rose images from HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Magenta Hue ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating flower shaping mold and assemble when dry. Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add the roses over the leaves on the bottom right of the card.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3811 Rainboots and Blossoms Stamp set in Fern Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere around the roses.

Stamp the small lilac spray images from the HCPC-5816 Lush Lilac Stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Pearlescent Purple ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape, trim and adhere around the roses and leaves as shown.

Stamp the Lilac images from HCPC-5816 Lush Lilac Stamp set in Versamark ink on vellum and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the flowers with Magenta Hue ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold. Pierce the centre of the flowers and thread the small gold stamens through and secure with Dries Clear glue. Add the Diamond Sprinkles glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Trim the threads and adhere around the roses as shown.

Blossoming Easter Eggs

Blossoming Easter Eggs

Other Products: Ribbon, Moss, Grass, Glue Gun, one 6" cardboard circle, two 4" cardboard circles, small plastic eggs, die cutting machine, Easter bunny image, tulle, florist wire, florist tape, wire with pompoms, flat back pearls, pearl string, 2 empty tape rolls, paper doily, chocolate candy

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. Take the 6" cardboard circle and glue a paper doily on top of it. Take the 2 empty rolls and cover them on the inside and outside with the paper from the collection. Ink the edges with Archival Coffee ink. Take the circle die with the scalloped edge and die cut 3 circles from green designer paper. Take the 4" cardboard circles, adhere one green eyelet circle on top of each one. The 3rd eyelet circle will be used later. Glue one cardboard circle and one empty tape roll together. Do this twice. Glue one on the 4" circle base using hot glue. Take the sheet of clear cardstock and roll this up so that the height is 8 1/5" and that it fits into the cardboard roll. Put adhesive tape on the edge of the clear cardstock and adhere together. Glue the clear tube in the base using hot glue. Take the other roll and place this on top like a lid, don't glue this one down so you can fill it with chocolate eggs. Adhere the remaining eyelet circle on top of the lid.

Now decorate the candy jar. Use hot glue to decorate the rolls with flat back pearls and a string of pearls as shown. Make a bow of tulle and place this on the bottom, in front of the tube and glue a small plastic egg on it. Cut the rabbit image out using scissors and place it on top of the tube with a small piece of acetate. Make a nice bow out of ribbon and place this behind the rabbit.

Stamp the backyard filler flowers and the cherry blossoms with Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock, color the backyard flowers with Magenta Hue and Buttercup ink. Color the cherry blossoms with Buttercup ink and the center with Sunflower ink. Die cut and place them in the 3D mold, spray them light with water and put the lid on it then run it through your machine. Pierce a hole in the center and insert a stamen. Take 5 cherry blossoms and hot glue each one on a small strip of florist wire, then twist the wires together staggered, so you have a vine of flowers. Now take the florist tape and wrap it all around, so that the flowers are stuck in that tape. Use more hot glue if necessary to keep the flowers in place on the vine. Hot glue one end of the vine to the top of the lid, and bend or shape it as desired. Glue some moss and grass in front of the rabbit, add 5 small plastic eggs. Adhere the backyard filler flowers around the rabbit, adding some pom pom wire behind it. Finally add remaining cherry blossoms to complete the cherry blossom vine. Glue additional cherry blossoms to the base of the tube.

Swinging in the Breeze

Swinging in the Breeze

Other Products: White 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 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. Cut out the medallion die using white cardstock and glue to the card front. Set aside.

Using Jet Black Memento Ink stamp the limb, birds and the birdhouse. Color with inks and the Dove Blender Pen and the Fantastix Blending Tool. Cut out using the coordinating die. Using the Flower Shaping Kit, shape the leaves and the limb.

Stamp the flower petals using Magenta Hue Ink and cut out using the coordinating die. Layer the petals and the little birds into the 3D Flower Shaping Mold, spritz with water and run through the Vagabond 2. Lay items out to dry. Once dry glitter the petals and the birds and allow this to dry. Once everything is dry use dimensional tape and glue everything down.

Tweeting Thanks

Tweeting Thanks

Other Products: White cardstock, small foam dots

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY.

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

For tips creating with the border essential dies see the video here

Instructions: Prepare a white 4 x 6" card base layered with a 3 3/4 x 5 3/4" piece of the Buttons and Blooms paper. Die cut an Intricate Swirl Frame out of white cardstock, place small foam dots on the back and adhere to card.

Die cut the Lacy Diamond out of white cardstock, add foam dots to the back and adhere to the center of the card. Next stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with the Paradise Teal ink and cut out with the Eyelet Diamond die, add foam dots to the back and adhere to the center of the card.

Stamp the leaves on white using the Library Green ink, color with the Leaf Green, cut out using the coordinating die, place in the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Adhere around the card as shown.

Stamp the flowers on white cardstock with the Paradise Teal ink, color in, cut out with the coordinating die, place in the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Add stamens, Ink the edges with the same ink and adhere to the card,

Locate the preprinted birds from the Cherry Blossoms paper and cut out with the matching die, adhere to card.

To finish, add glitter to all the leaves and flowers.

Doing What We Love

Doing What We Love

Other Products: White cardstock, foam strips

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

For tips creating with the border essential dies see the video here

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

Instructions: Prepare a white card base at 4 1/2 x 8 1/2". Trim a piece of the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper 1/4 inch smaller and adhere to card.

Cut 2 of the Elegant Pocket Accents out of white cardstock and adhere to card. Cut 2 of the Diamond Basics die out then cut 2 more making an open triangle, add foam strips and place on the first 2, adhere to the card one at the top and the other at the bottom. Stamp with Library Green and color with the Leaf Green on white cardstock 2 of the Cherry Blossom Retreat Vines. Cut out with the coordinating die, shape using the Flower shaping kit and adhere one on each side. Cut out 2 of the corner pieces from the Elegant Pocket Accent set and adhere one in the upper corner and one in the lower corner.

Stamp all the flowers on white cardstock with the Manganese Blue ink, color with the French Ultramarine, cut out with the coordinating die, place in the flower mold. Stamp the leaves on white with the Library Green, color with the Leaf Green, cut out with the matching die, place in the flower mold and run through the machine, adhere all the leaves and flowers on the card as shown. Locate the birds that are preprinted and colored from the paper pack, cut out with the coordinating die and adhere to card. Cut the tag out form the paper pack with the matching die and place a foam dot to the back, adhere to the card.

To finish,add glitter to all the leaves and flowers. Add Prills to the center of each flower.

Thoughts of You

Thoughts of You

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Winsor Newton Alcohol Markers, CTMH Glitter Glue

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

Instructions: To create card, score your cardstock to 6.5 x 6.5" and set aside. Next choose a paper with 4 - 6 x 6" panels and cut one of the panels from Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection. Layer it on the white cardstock you just scored, which will now be your card front.

Fussy cut the bird vine from the sheet of patterned paper and glue to the top portion of the card front.

Stamp and diecut the leaf cluster using Memento ink in Bamboo Leaves. Add color to the leaves using your Winsor Newton pens. For the sentiment, stamp and diecut the "thinking of you" from the collection.

To make the Cherry Blossoms, stamp the florals from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die with Red Geranium archival ink onto the sheet of cherry blossom paper. Next die cut the flowers and add color using the Winsor Newton pen in yellow. Add glitter glue to the petals to add some flare. Use your piercing tool and pierce the centers and add your pearl mini stamen in coordinating color.

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

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So much beauty with each card. Can't just look at them once.
Wednesday 20th of March 2019 07:18 AM
ESTHER LOPEZ
Heartfelt Creations does it again....the creativity of your artists, to know the placement of the product line without being repetitive is just something I admire so much....thank you, thank you for the subtle hints, love it all. Yes, I am gushing.....
Wednesday 20th of March 2019 09:53 AM
NANCY HUNTLEY
Love them all!
Wednesday 20th of March 2019 10:24 AM
CANDY
such beauty create by Heartfelt creations love them all
Wednesday 20th of March 2019 12:12 PM
ESTHER ASBURY
Oh wow! I'm so honored (and excited) to be among the semifinalist! Thank you! Beautiful projects by the DT......so much loveliness!
Wednesday 20th of March 2019 01:40 PM
NANCY B
OMG!! they are all so beautiful. Couldn't just pick one. Colorful and very creative
Tuesday 26th of March 2019 04:43 PM