Friday, November 28, 2014

Two superb projects - Black Friday Release of Heartfelt Creations!!

Dear All,
I am presenting two beautiful projects for this Black Friday Release - Garden Romantique Product Release Notes Heartfelt Creations November 2014
Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.
A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and
charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes. Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scroll-work, floral, stripes and flourishes. Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty. The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans. Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature. Here is my project using this beautiful collection. 

Elegant Gift Box 

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products are available at HC: 
HCPC 3641 Heartthrob PreCut Set 
HCD 755 Romantique Garden Die Set 
HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Paper Collection 
HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate Die 
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat 
Other Products Used: 
Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Asian Accents Dies, Spellbinders Floral Flourishes Dies, Olive Green Bazzil Paper, Green Stickle, Prima Shabby Tote Chalk Edger, Prima Vintage Pink Chalk Edger, Stampin Up Olive Green ink pad,Yellow Copic Marker, Foam Dots. 
This is altered gift box which is available in any arts and crafts store which is DIY Kits for kids. I covered this box on top and sides with Beautiful New paper collection called Romantique Garden Paper Collection. I have distressed edges with Prima chalk edger, Shabby Vintage Pink color. and Romantique Garden Die Set. You can see a very very small (one photo ;-) tutorial here about how I made these very cute flowers and stick them on one side of the box top as a flower cluster and used my hand cut green leaves and for few flourishes I used one of the spellbinders Floral Flourishes dies. These flower stamens gives this cluster a really pretty touch. On the other side this beautiful window is a Decorative Chateau Gate Diecut and distressed with Prima Shabby Tote Chalk edger. Finished this box using some decorative corners using one of the spellbinders Asian Accents die cuts. I have created these 3D flowers using very very pretty stamp set and dies called Heartthrob PreCut Set.

Here you go...

Enchanted Layout

Heartfelt Creations Products :

HCPC 3638 -Romantique Swans PreCut Set
HCPC 3643 -Romantique Garden PreCut Set
HCD 755 -Romantic Garden Die
HCDP1 249 -Romantic Garden Paper Collection
Raindrop on Rose Dies
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Other Products :
White cardstock, Stampin Up Chocolate Ink, Stampin up Blue Ink, Copic Markers,Stickels,Foam Dots, Decorative Ivory Lace
Description :
This is new release collection Called Romantique Garden. And you will be so happy to see the beauty of these papers, Stamps and Dies. Have you ever seen dies and stamps of Bleeding Heart Flowers? Then here you go..
I have a small tutorial for you. There are so many different ways to make these flowers but I tried to create these 3D looking. Hope you will like them. So pretty and super easy to make. Also you can see some closeup pictures of how I created layers using just one 12X12 paper from the collection.
For this layout, I simply got one of the paper from the collection which has wide window since I wanted to create a scene. This particular paper has couple of decorative windows on one corner and I just fussy cut those windows little bit and used foam dots under to raise that little bit so they looks like a layers.
On white card stock, stamped this beautiful image with the girl called Romantique Garden PreCut Set and colored with my copic markers and fussy cute the whole image. Also cut those lovely swan using stamp called Romantique Swans PreCut Set and co-coordinating die.
On another white card stock I stamped the water effect stamp called Romantique Swans PreCut Set and created sky effect using hand cut cloud template and dab the blue color around. 
Then adhere this landscape on the main layout and also adhere the fussy cute image of the little girl using some foam dots so looks like there is a water/lake behind this wall and she is looking at those beautiful romantic swans.

I hope you find this layout Elegant yet Romantic!
Thanks so much for your time to visit my blog!! 
Wishing you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!
~ Archana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mixed Media Card

Dear All,
I have created this card for my Running Threads Youtube Series, where I am giving quick tutorials.
I have used three of the Lindys Stamp Gange Sprays.

Star Burst- Hag's Wart Orange
Glitz Spritz - Scintillating Silver
Star Burst - Witch's Potion Purple

And almost all of the Prima Marketing products.

Using this beautiful palette....

Nov color challenge

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations DT Project - Gorgeous Tag

Dear All,
Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspirational 

Before I go towards my tag and tutorial, I would like to let you know the products details first.

Heartfelt Creations Products and products available at HC :
Arianna Blooms PreCut Set – HCPC 3608
Arianna Blooms Die – HCD 748
Arianna Blooms Paper Collection – HCDP1 244
Classic Leaf Die – HCD 736
Open Leaf Precut Set – HCPC 3545
Raindrops on Roses Die – HCD 743
Grand Calibur – 452255
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit – 459222
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat - 159223

Other Products:

Stampin Up Olive Green Inkpad
Stampin Up Cool Caribbean Inkpad
White Seed Beads
Fabri- Tac
Flower stamens
White heavy card stock for basic tag
Pink twine
Large whole hand punch

Here is a photo tutorial of tag making!

Flowers Making....

Leaves are in progress....

Lets assemble the tag....

Here is my gorgeous tag using magical Heartfelt Creations papers and products.

Hope you find this helpful and pretty project.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge # 24

Hello Everyone,
It is time to play with some pretty colors from CCC#24

Use 4 color sachets PLUS Use small envelop on your card
Color cachets are just down below this picture.

And the sponsor is 

I have use this beautiful image provided by our awesome sponsor.

Products used -
Copic Markers
Wild Rose Studio Floral Corner Die
Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses Die
Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die
Handmade envelope
Stampin up papers
Some paper daisies

Here is my card -

Please visit the challenge blog and play along with us. Can't wait to see your beautiful cards using such a pretty palette.
Love ~

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Heartfelt Creations DT Project - Candy Shaped Gift Holder and Giveaway Winner Announced!!

Dear All,
I am so super excited to present you my very first project as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team!
First of all I would like to tell you that I will try my best to post two styles every time. Since you can use these beautiful papers for Shabby projects as well. So I will be making in Original Colors and in Shabby Colors. Hope it helps.

Heartfelt Products :
Papers - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection  HCDP1 247
Stamps -Classic Sunflower PreCut Set HCPC 3626
              Classic Message Precut Set HCPC-3354
             Open Leaf PreCut Set HCPC 3547
Dies -    Classic Sunflower Die HCD 753  
             Classic Leaf Die HCD 736 

Original Color Theme Box 1

Original Color Theme Box 2

Shabby Color Theme, papers used from the same collection!

Directions :
This is 12" long and 2" wide gift holder. But actual holding area is 4"x 2" which is the middle part of the holder.
This candy shaped gift holder is made out of 12X12 basic card-stock matches to the sunflower collection papers. Following some Youtube tutorials. But here are some pictures of step-by-step for you.

Tied both ends with raffia on the Shabby, Seam Binding on other two.  Twine to hang a tag from the same collection. Then decorated out side using this beautiful collection. I fussy cut the butterflies from the collection and used near the flowers.

I made these flowers followed by Emma's flower making video.
I have used Classic Sunflower Die and Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
to make these flowers as per Emma's video and made green leaves using Open Leaf PreCut Set and Classic Leaf Die
I also used one of the stamps from Classic Message Precut Set as a sentiment.
I have used some pink seed bead as center for shabby gift holder and brown stickles for Original color Gift box.
And finished with some pearl sprays and stamens.

Other Products list which I have used to make this project -

Big Shot, Pair of Scissors, Fabri-Tag Glue, Heat Gun
Scoring Board, Paper cutter, Square Punch, Foam Dots
Mc Gill Paper Blossom Tool Kit, Spray water bottle
Basic Bazzill Card-stock in Olive Green, Light Green and Pink
Black Staz-On Ink, Olive Green Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink
Prima Old Sand chalk edger to distress the edges
Pink Velum Paper, White Embossing Powder
Some seed beads, Pearl sprays, Stickles, flower Stamens
Pink/Cream Raffia,Seam Binding and twine

Hope you all like this box and you will make these to make your holiday gifts more special.

One Lucky Winner of my last giveaway of Heartfelt Festive Creations Christmas Paper pad is -
Nancy Carroll 

Congratulations Nancy please contact me on and send me your address before Nov 15th!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge - Many Thanks!!

Dear All,
Here is our new color palette for you on CreativeColorsChallenge!!
Go check it out...

Look who is sponsoring the challenge....

Winner will get $12 GC from the sponsor!!

Here is my take as a DT, hope you will like it but don't forget to see what other DT's created and I am sure you will get inspired by each and everyone and start your Thanksgiving cards. But please if you make one then try to play this challenge along with us and submit your entry.

Thanks for stopping by!!