Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Put a little Spring into your Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspirations

Hi today I am going to put a little  Spring into my  Heartfelt Creation. We are trying to have a little snow storm where I live in Michigan, just 6 inches.  The weather was Spring like yesterday and snow today. This book with  Stargazer Lilies and  a beautiful butterfly makes me think of Spring.

I used  the newly released  Butterfly Medley PreCut Stamp  along with the Decorative Butterfly Die from the  Sunny Day Collection along with a few other of my favorite Heartfelt Creations PreCut  Stamps and Coordinating Dies.

 This book is about an 1 1/2" deep so you can hide something sweet in it, I chose to put a sentiment. The inside cover I used the  Decorative Butterfly Die to make a pocket. I cut a nice  square from the  Sunny Day Paper Collection and customized the lilies . This is a nice place to write something or stick a picture.

 Make sure to stop my the Heartfelt Creations  Blog to see what the designers have  showcased for you.
 I mentioned this in my last post and I will mention it again, if you truly love Heartfelt Creations Products and are passionate about card making, scrapbooking and or altered arts there is a  design team call open.  For  all the details click here. This is an opportunity that you should not miss (de and Eleanor I am talking to you).

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3519 Butterfly Medley PreCut Set

HCD 730 Decorative Butterfly Corner Die

HCPC 3452 Pristine Lilies PreCut Set

HCD 719 Cross and Lilies Die

HCPC 3434 Book Frame 2 PreCut Set

HCDPI 230 Sunny Day Collection Paper Pack

Les Papillions

Labels 8

Decorative Labels Eight

Triumph Crystal Jet

Grand Calibur


4” x 5” Book Card

Other Products Used:

Spellbinders – Foliage Two, Cuttlebug - Dots and Darice - Butterflies in Corner embossing folders

Card Stock:  PTI Spring Moss, SU Melon Mambo and Water Color Paper  

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress inks – Broken China, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shutters, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. Ranger Vintage Photo Marker.

Green Ribbon, Sage Flower Soft, SNS Palm Leaf flocking, Gold Flocking, Pop Dots, Hot Glue Gun, Clear Glue and Permanent Tape  

Directions:   Make book by cutting two 4” x 6” and two 5” x 6” from water color paper. Score each piece every ½” and fold accordion style. Glue the 4” x 6” to the 5” x 6” pieces on the tips only weaving the folds together to form book frame. Line bottom of book frame with a 4” x 5” piece of Sunny Day DP. Sponge the Tea Dye ink on edges of book frame. Cut a 9 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of Spring Moss and score at 4 ¼” and 5 ¼”, this is your book cover, stamp Butterfly Medley on front of book cover. Emboss the front cover and the back cover and spine with embossing folders then distress the edges and sponge with Tea Dye ink.  Cut the second smallest Decorative Labels Eight die out of Spring Moss. Stamp sentiment on scrap of white paper and cut with second smallest Labels 8 die then sponge edges with Tea Dye ink. Layer sentiment on Decorative Label 8 with pop dots and attach to inside of book.  Stamp eight Pristine Lilies and cut with coordinating die, color with Picked Raspberry ink and add flocking to center. Attach to sentiment with hot glue, attach rhinestone swirls. Attach cover to book frame and spine with tape. Cut a 4” x 5” piece of Sunny Day DP and attach to inside cover. Cut the large Decorative Corner Butterfly die from Spring Moss and attach to DP along the left side and bottom of inside cover. Cut a decorative tag from Sunny Day DP and mat on a piece of Melon Mambo. You can color the lilies to match the Stargazer Lilies on sentiment.   Stamp Butterfly Medley on water color paper and cut out the butterfly with Les Papillions die then color with distress inks adding flocking to butterfly body and rhinestone to head and antennae. Make 12 (more) Pristine Lilies and color with Picked Raspberry ink. Cut 5 Foliage Two flourishes out of watercolor paper and color with Shabby Shutters ink. Attach ribbon to cover then attach rhinestone flourishes. Attach Lilies, Foliage and Butterfly with hot glue. Tie a bow and attach with hot glue.


Glenda said...

Linda, this is so very creative. So much attention to detail and I love your butterfly. Yes it does remind me of Spring!

Donna Ellis said...

Linda, a beautiful little "box" card. I like the smooth panel in the top left, while the rest of your card front is dry embossed. The distressing around the edges looks magnificent - mine never seems to "fray" that much. All the swirls behind your butterfly look great, too - lots of textures with the pop of black. And the inside is so pretty! A great way of using a tag, too! I could go on, but I know you need to get back to work LOL Have a beautiful day, Linda. hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

When I saw this on the HC Blog, I was how does the card stand with the frayed edges like that? Silly me - a box!! Love, love, love it! So many beautiful elements Linda and the butterfly is stunning.

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, love it and all those details!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful box -- fabulous detail

Donna Maligno said...

I love making these box cards and you have done such a superb job as always, Linda. Love the distressing and all the elements that make all your projects so unique.

Cibele Glazer said...

Linda, this is GORGEOUS! I have this on my list of things to make. You outdid yourself.

creativearts said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! You have put so much detail into it and the papers are gorgeous. I'm going to a scrapbook convention on Sat. and Heartfelt will be there. I already have a lot of their stamps but will get more! Also I want the sunny day paper collection! Love their products and, yes, I have thought about applying for the design team, but at this point with my surgery coming up I can't do that. Thanks for thinking of me!

cyndie2010 said...

I came across your blog today when I was looking at the Heartfelt Creations blog and fell in love with your book project. What an awesome creation. Thank you for the inspiration. Cyndie

Caroline D. said...

Wowzers!! This is a piece of art! By looking straight on, I thought it was "just" an amazing card...LOL... and then I loved the surprise of finding out it was a secret box book!! Thanks for sharing how to make it!!

TesaB said...

STUNNING book card! It's gorgeous!!!

Marisa Job said...

This is s beautiful project!!!! Love everything about it!!!

Love crafts forever said...

You ROCK Linda. Such a gorgeous creations. It's on my list to make for a long time lol. Some day.
Hugs Nat

Barbara Bruder said...

What can I say, this is stunning!!! Love all the elements of the box card. You've made a winner for sure. But all your creations are winners, IMHO

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Linder, this is yet another winner. I love the color combo of green and pinks, and then the black dots! Really makes everything pop. I also love the inside of your book-card. That little surprise tag on the inside is a great idea for whatever one would like to send along.