Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Debuting the Burst of Splendor Collection

Hi Everyone,

Welcome! I am so EXCITED to share with you all the  Burst of Splendor Collection 
This collection includes a Classic Leaf die that is the perfect botanical addition for every project you create. The Open, Classic and Bold Leaf stamps create depth and variety to your crafty projects. Pick up the Dahlia Cluster, Dahlia Bouquet and Blooming Dahlia stamps to create a stunning floral masterpiece. These background, accent and corner stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.The Burst of Splendor paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples and sprinkled with colorful dahlias and clusters of wildflowers. White and orange dahlias pop out from purple border, bouquet adorned pages. Olive green eggshell patterns, ornate octogans, and wildflower-laden iron gates are splashed with saturated beiges and roasted browns. Brightly colored tags and journaling blocks complement the climbing ivies and plum hues. This paper pack will make your project even more eye-catching. Buy it Now
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.
Here is what I created with this Beautiful Collection:

Other products: gesso, seam binding, edge punch, pearl bling, crystal sprays, distress ink (Black Soot), hot glue, Scor Tape
Instructions: Using your Scor Pal and bone folder, score at 2", 4", 6", 8", and 10" on your 12 x 12 sheet paper from the Burst Of Splendor Collection. Next, we are going to cut the extra piece right where the 10" score line is, you can cut it right on the score board with a blade or on your favorite paper trimmer. Reverse paper and score at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Use your bone folder to fold all the scor lines. Now here is where it gets a little tricky for me to explain, but let's give it a go. Using your scissors cut a triangle shape, on the middle square (between the 2" and 4" score lines), you can use the first tringle as a template, fold the paper on the score line and use your template to cut all the pyramids the same size when you unfold you should see a pyramid first and a diamond, continue to fold and cut till you have both sides done, making sure to leave enought space between the pyramids so that the papercan hold together and not tear. To put together, use scor tape on one of the flaps and over lap the other flap on the other end. But before you do that, if you want you can use any decorative punch to make the ends of your candy box more fancy. Take your bone folder and score right in the center of your pyramids to meet and that will make it easier to tie down with any trim, ribbon, or seam binding, and that will keep your treats from falling out.

To make the flowers I used the Sun Kissed Fleur Die and ran it through my Big Shot a couple of times, depending on how full you want your flowers to be. If you want a more simple flower, use less petals if you would like a more full flower use more petals. The great thing is that with this die you cut several petals at a time. I used my blossom tools to shape my flowers, cut out and stamp the leaves using the classic leaf precut set and the open leaf precut set, use the classic leaf die to cut them out and the cordinating stamp to give it a more detailed and natural look, I also used a tag from the decorative flower pot die to write my sentiment, and there you have it... a BEAUTIFUL TREAT BOX!! Thank you for joining me and I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

Leticia Mercado :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Other products: Gesso, Mod Podge, Want 2 Scrap Brick Stencil, Vellum, tulle mesh, Pearls, Porcelain Rose, Seam Bindding, Paper Doily, Pencil, Hot Glue, Sponge, Want 2 Scrap Chip Board Elements, Black soot Distress ink, any other color inks you like, Glimmer Mist ( I used Jack Frost) and an 8" x 8" Clip-Board Wood.

Instructions: Cut your favorite 12" x 12" Paper from the collection to an 8" x 8" and distress the edges with your scissors or distressing tool, adhere it to the Clip- Board wood as it will make it more sturdy, dab Gesso with a sponge in just ramdon places to kinda prepare it for the inks and sprays, set it aside for it to dry. Using the HCPC 3544 All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set Stamp and the black soot distress ink stamp the image on cream cardstock and cut out the sentiments you would like to use in your layout. Now that the Gesso is dry spray a little bit of the Glimmer Mist and dry with heat gun, dab gesso with a sponge again to make it blend and soft. I mounted my Picture on foam board to add dimension and added a frame and adhered it to were I wanted to be in the layout, add the window shutters and now you can add the sentiments you cut out by adhering them down with glossy accents or any other liquid adhesive you like, once dry dab gesso with sponge to kinda blend everything together and outline them with a pencil. I used scraps to make the left side of the layout, just cut them to 8" Long and the with depends on how much space you want to cover, fold them in half but do not crease the right side just fold enought to glue the two left sides together, make three and add hot glue just on the edge of the fold and adhere it to the wood making sure the corners meet, for the second one do not over lap but tuck it underneath the first and do the same for the third on on on. For the flowers, I fussy cut some of the Beautiful flower images from the Paper collection and adhered then unto the layout. I cut one paper doily in half and tucked one half under the last paper Valley (that is what i actually call them LOL) they add such a delicate feel to the layout. To make the Vellum Flower I used the HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die to cut out the flower petals and the HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set stamp to add the feel of a vintage flower, you can stamp the background stamp any color and cut theflowers with the die, shape them and add a beautiful center and there it is, adhere the flower to the layout dag gesso for the last time to blend everything together and you have a BEAUTIFUL layout with tons of wonderful sentiments. I Love how this Layout came out and it would be perfect for my daughter to keep and look to for encouragement. Thank you for stopping by! Leticia Mercado