Wednesday 10 August 2011

Heartfelt Creations Introduce......

Hello, today we share with you Heartfelt Creations new collection for August.

The Decorative Basket Collection is a definite must have for all crafters. This collection features classic basket images that will be a "go to" set time after time. You can arrange endless styles of flowers into these baskets, use them for party favors, harvest baskets, Christmas baskets...the possibilities are endless. This collection features 5 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win the entire release valued at $85.00. 

You can see the designers projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog today or visit each designers blog, they would love to have you visit......All the links can be found undeer the DT tab at the top of my page.

I have a couple of projects to share today,  two more on Thursday and another on Saturday:

Here are the details:
5.5” x 6.5” side fold card.

HC Products:  HCPC 3410 Decorative Basket PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3411 Woven Basket PreCut Set (Sentiment)
                        HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3414 Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set (Inside Sentiment)
                        HCD 714 Decorative Basket Die
                        HCD 701 Posy Patch Flowers

Other Products: Card: Ivory Base weight Card, Bassill card in three shades complimentary shades. DSP - Tina Higgins - Sweet Surrender Collection. Scrap of smooth white card for the sentiment. Paper doily. Inks: Rangers dusty concord. VersaMagic cloud white chalk ink. Other: Spellbinders Impressabilities – Flourish. White half pearls large and small. White satin ribbon and white/silver webbed tape. Foam mounting tape. Dries Clear adhesive and Zip Dry Glue.

Trim score and fold Ivory car to make a 5.5 x 6.5 side fold card.
1.     Trim the darkest card (eggplant) to 5.25 x 6.25 inches. To this add a layer of the crosshatch dsp. Add this section to the card base.
2.     Emboss the medium shade of plain card with the Flourish Impressabilities. Trim to 4 x 5 inches and chalk lightly all over with the white chalk ink. Trim another piece of the eggplant card to 4-1/8” x 5-1/8” and add the embossed card to the front of this.
3.     Trim more eggplant cat to measure 1-5/8 x 4-1/8 and to this add a strip of the second dsp. 
4.     To the embossed card arrange the narrow strip with the paper doily tucked beneath it. Wrap the white/silver webbed tape around the bottom half of the card front securing at the back. The satin ribbon, which is knotted to the right, sits over the webbing tape.  Position this to the card base.
5.     Using Ranger dusty concord stamp the image from HCPC 3410 to the lightest shade of plain card (lilac). Using the matching die cut this out.
6.     Stamp three posy petals to the dsp and using the matching die cut them out. Shape and add these to the basket adding a large half pearl to the centre of each. Decorate the basket with small pearls.
7.     Using foam Mounting tape add the basket to the card front.
8.     Stamp the sentiment to smooth white card trim and matt to eggplant card. Stamp the sentiment inside the card to complete.


My second project was made to coordinate with the card. A little box containing four gift cards.

HC Products:  HCD 714 Decorative Basket Die
                        HCDC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
Other Products:
                        Bazzill Card in two shades of Lilac. White card. White Satin ribbon. 4 inch square of card in pink, green, lavender and turquoise (various makes) The Twinery cotton twine in Blossom, Lilac, Caribbean and Honeydew. Zip Dry glue and Stix2 Ultra Sticky clear tape (16mm). White gel pen. Small hole punch, corner rounder. ScorPal.
The Gift Box:
1.     Trim pale lilac card to 11 x 5.5 inches.
2.     From the 11 inch side score at 3”, (This is the top flap) 3.5, 8”(back) and 8.5” (this is the bottom flap).  Turn and from the 5.5” side score at .5”, 1”, 4.5” and 5”.
3.      From the top flap cut on the 1” score line up to the 3.5 “ score line. Then the 4.5” score line up to the 3.5” score. (This is a 1”x3.5" strip on both sides.)
4.     From the bottom flap on both sides, cut out from the 1” down to 2.5” which is the 8.5” score line. Then snip into the 1” score on both sides at the 8” score giving you a fold in tab of .5” x 1”.
5.     At this point I rounded the corners of the top and bottom flaps as well as the .5” fold in section.
6.     Decorate the box top and bottom flaps with a layer of dsp and a darker Lilac card, rounding corners as before.  Do the same for the back of the box and add faux stitching with a white gel pen.
7.     Assemble the box using Stix2 Ultra Sticky clear tape. Starting with the base, both sides are the same. Fold in the 1” tab and add a strip of tape. Fold in the .5” and 1” scored section, adhere the tab to the inside of the spine, which gives you a .5” strip facing forward.  Now bring the base 2.5” front section up and adhere to this .5”strip. Fold the top 2” piece over to close the box.
8.     Using HCD 714 die cut a fancy cut basket from Lilac card. Cut a plain basket from the darker Lilac card and adhere the two baskets together using Dries Clear Adhesive. Attach this to the front of the box top flap with more Dries Clear adhesive. Wrap some white satin ribbon around the top of the flap and tie in a knot to complete.
9.     From the four 4” pieces of coloured card die cut the fancy cut basket. From white card cut 4 plain baskets. Stamp the sentiments on the reverse of these before adhering the coloured die cuts to the front.
10. Punch a small hole to the top of each basket handle and thread through the matching twine to complete.

Note: If you're interested I've added a picture of the scoring and cutting details under the tab Tutorials and such. It's a ref. only not a printable template. :)



TesaB said...

What fab projects, Sue! Beautiful card, love the colors, and the box with gift cards is simply gorgeous. Love the folding!!!

craftieodmae said...

beautiful, love all the layers on the card.

Shirley-Anne said...

hello Sue , hope you and yours are well .
Love the card with so many different elements to it like the doily . and your second project is a great gift idea with the baskets as gift tags .
hugs Shirley-Anne.

Lorraine said...

Very pretty Sue great project thanks for sharing. My new kitchen coming along just fed up with men in the house and microwave meals. Hugs xx

Glenda said...


StampingbugKerry said...

Loved both projects today but the fave...That pretty red/orange card with the fiber bow! Love it!!! Kerry

Olena said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love it! Love it! Your creations are always so pretty! Olena

marsha said...

Just gorgeous and I love the gift tags, great idea!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your projects are beautiful...the details are amazing!

Joelle said...

Love the cards and using the baskets as tags is such an amazing idea! Fabulous!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty Sue! Lovin the gift box with the basket cards... so cute!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic projects, Sue! Great idea and beautiful execution!

LorettaL said...

Sue, you have such an elegant hand with your projects! Beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Great projects, Sue. The card is strunning, and the box of tags is wonderful.