Wednesday 13 July 2011

Heartfelt Creations

Hello Crafting Blogger's,

I'm so pleased you called by today as Heartfelt Creations release their new designs for July. You can see some wonderful projects made with these sets at the Heartfelt Creations Blog or if you would rather check each design team members projects simply go to the link at the top of my page.

The Botanical Garden Collection features 5 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinder Rose Creations Shapeabilities and Spellbinder Foliage Shapeabilities. The Botanical Garden Collection is a great addition to every floral lover's collection of flowers.
Leave a comment on my blog or the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 19 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $75.00. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on July 20.

I'm sharing one of my projects today with a second one tomorrow hope you'll call by for that too!
I chose to work with the lovely 'Tropical Floral Swirls' set to decorate a little ladies desk calendar and am happy to share this project with you.  I'm sharing the link I found for my calendar  under the Tutorials & Such Tab at the top of my page.

Here's how:

7 x 5 inches finished size.

H C Products:             HCPC 3409 Tropical Floral Swirls – PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set
                                    HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly Border
                                    Spellbinders Label 10
                                    Spellbinders Rose Creations

Other Products:         Clear 7 x 5 inch picture frame (mine came from the local $2 shop). 2012 down-loadable calendar. Coredinations dark green card. Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden dsp. Annabelle smooth white card.  Memento tuxedo black ink, Memento New Sprout Ink. Copic Markers. .5 inch green silk ribbon.  Pink Dew Drops. Gold bead caps. Foam mounting tape. Dries Clear adhesive and Zip Dry glue.   
Print and trim the Calendar to 4.25 x 3 inches. Using Dries Clear adhesive glue across the tops making sure to keep the 12 sheets of card/paper clamped together until the glue dries.
1.     Stamp the image from HCPC 3409 to smooth white card. Stamp the matching petals and some leaves from HCPC 3407. 
2.     Using a Spellbinder Label 10 cut and emboss the main image. Sponge around the edge with New Sprout ink. Colour with Copic markers.
3.     Using the matching die cut around the individual petals.  Colour with Copic markers.  Shape the petals and layer them using dries clear adhesive. A gold cap set with a pink dew drop sits in the centre of each.
4.     Add the completed flowers and petals to the main image along with 3 more dew drops.
5.     Tie a small bow in a length of silk ribbon and tuck this under the flowers at the base of the design. Dries clear adhesive hold mine in position.
6.     Cut a strip of green card to 4-6/8 x 6-7/8 and layer a piece of dsp over this making it 1/8 smaller all around.
7.     Die cut 2 corner swirls from HCD 702. Adhere this to the top of the dsp leaving space for the main image to sit over. Thread a length of silk ribbon across the front securing at the back of the green card.
8.     Using Foam mounting tape add the main image over the green corner swirls. 
9.     Adhere the calendar to the bottom of the piece. I used a mixture of dries clear adhesive and Zip Dry glue.
10 Adhere the complete page to the clear photo frame. I used Dries Clear to complete.

This little project is my entry to the Make It Monday # 45 Challenge this week.

Tomorrow I'm sharing the details of an envelope card so I hope you'll call back.
Till then..........



Lyn S said...

Oh Sue, this is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, the flowers are just gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Very pretty Sue!!

Carla S. said...

Wonderful idea, Sue! Gorgeous flowers and beautifl framing!

Kerrie said...

Nice idea, very pretty!

Lisa Lynne said...

Beautiful creation - great use of colors!

Theresa's Studio said...

Super great how you used the HFC products. Beautiful and TFS all the information.

TesaB said...

Such a wonderful calendar! Great idea making ones own like that! BEATUFIFUL flowers!!!!

Scrapthat said...

Your calendar is gorgeous!! I'm so glad I found this...I have the rose creation dies coming as we speak!! TFS! Gorgeous!

StampingbugKerry said...

Oh I need one of those for my desk...So awesome. Love the pinks and greens too. Kerry

Judy Inukai said...

Fabulous project. Your calendar is just gorgeous.

disneylisa said...

Beautiful. And thanks for such detailed directions.

Unknown said...

Another stunning project, Sue. I love that you placed the flowers on top of the calender, so you will always see those beautiful flowers.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful calendar, love the blossoms!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally amazing, Sue! Gorgeous!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Spectacular Sue! I've been wanting to make calenders... it's on a must-try list!

Vail said...

Beautiful, great idea to make it a calendar and enjoy it all year.

craftymom205 said...

Love the calendar. Great idea.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

redwasher1 said...

Sue, this is beautiful!!!!!!!!

Becky Dunham said...

This is so sweet Sue! i love the little calendar. thanks for the instructions :) this new release is so scrumptious - can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Selma said...

Sue this is a beautiful calender. I love this idea.

Susan said...

Your calendar top is so beautiful. Thanks for the terrific step-by-step instructions!

Debbie D. said...

What a wonderful idea and terrific instuctions. I love putting together little calendars so this is perfect.

Sue D said...

Beautiful calendar!

Kerrie said...

Wonderful creation!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

marsha said...

Such a great idea and what a beautiful calendar!

Michelle said...

Hi Sue

Oh wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Great little tutorial too.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

FibreJunky said...

This is beautiful! Love the tutorial..Thanks so much!!! (I need to follow your blog!!!!!)