Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jolie with Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday! 

Hi, it's that time of week again... and I've prepared a brand new project for you with Heartfelt Creations' newest release "Birds and Blooms"

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our Website:
HCDP1 250 Birds and Blooms Collection Paper Pad
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border die
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Institute Glue
Speedball Brayer 4"

 Other Products Used: Green cardstock x 2; Green lace; Prima Marketing Old Road ink; ruler; pencil; scissors; cardboard (3 mm); water mister; Tim Holtz scissors; 1 meter of pale green lace 2.5 cm wide; 23 cm of green ribbon 7 mm wide; Prima Marketing E. Pearls and crystals x 2 pkt; double sided tape 

The Layout size is 30.4cm x 30.4cm. The photo size is 9.1cm x 14.7cm. From the Paper Pad you will need two of the large leaf boarder papers, one of the soft turquoise paper and one printed layout paper. Wet glue the soft turquoise design paper to a 30.4cm x 30.4cm cardboard. Take the leaf boarder papers and fussy cut the borders, ink the edges of the leaves with the Old Road ink. Using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat  shape and curl up the leaves. Fussy cut the bloom clusters from the layout design paper, also ink the edges and shape them with the balling Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat .

Cut a 9cm strip from the green cardstock. Place and glue it in the center of your background. Adhere the fussy cut leaf boarders on either side of the green cardstock. Ink all around the edges of the layout background with Old Road.

To make the paper lace: Using the cut offs from the leaf boarder papers and HCD Decorative Lace Border die, die cut four borders and from the green cardstock die cut 8. Cut away the excess lace pattern in the lengths of all the 12 die cuts, so you will have at least a 5cm wide lace remaining. Keep the cut offs for another project. Wet glue the green lace die cuts together, matching and trimming so you don't see the joins. With the water mister, lightly mist the green paper lace to soften the structure. Mist again if needed. When pliable, pleat and scrunch to get it to look like gathered lace. Put aside to air dry. When air-dried this will be hard and will keep its shape.

Adhere double sided tape to both sides of the "straighter" edge of the lace. Place the ruler on the taped edge, leaving the frilled part free, roll along the top of the ruler with the Speedball Brayer to really flatten and make sure the tape is truly glued in to all the creases. You can roll with out the ruler, but be careful you don't slip and flatten the frill. If so, you get to start all over again. Trim away any excess paper and get it as straight as you can using Tim's scissors to do this, they are strong enough to cope with the thickness of the layers. Put the lace a side to prepare the photo.

You get to do a bit of puzzle work now. Cut cardboard 8.5cm x 14.3 (x1), 6cm x 12cm (x1), 5cm x 12cm (x2) Wet glue these cardboards to the back of the photo. Centering the boards as you go along. With the pencil and ruler, rule a line in the length, 2 cm from the edge. This will be your guideline for placement of glue and paper lace.

Apply wet glue to the leaf side of the pencil lines. Place the design paper lace die cuts on top of the glue, sliding the lace so it is aligned and straight to the pencil line. Halve the green paper lace, making sure you have enough on all ends to fold under to neaten. Remove from one side the protective layer of the double sided tape on the lace and place it on top of the already adhered lace layer. Remove the remaining protection layer for the tape. Cut 33 cm of pale green lace for both sides of the sides of the boarder place the lace on top of the green paper lace covering any nasties.

Adhere a 9cm length of pale green lace to the top right and lower left of the already attached lace. Adhere the green ribbon to the lace to cover the join.

Place and adhere the photo in the center of the boarder. Arrange and cut the fussy cut bloom clusters so when placed and adhered they will fall in the length. The lower right cluster has two layers. Adhere the pearls in a row on the ribbon and in the center of the flowers.

Till next time! Have a scrappy week!
inky hugs, sussypoppins


  1. This is really beautiful! I love the green border and the pops of pink flowers,

  2. love all the fussy cutting, the layers with the lace die are fabulous too

  3. Love all the different layers and the fussy cutting! A true feast for the eyes because you notice something different each time! Beautiful!

  4. Susan, this is an amazing layout! I love that ruffled lace running down the center of the so much to love here!

  5. Ms. Sussi-P, what a fabulous job with the details! You are such a talent! I love everything about this layout!!