Kia Ora and Welcome Back
Today sees the release of the very cute Beary Retreat Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
Long days filled with sunshine begin to fade and the crisp evening breezes begin to call for cozy wool knit sweaters as the fall season slowly ushers out the lazy days of summer! Along with the falling leaves and a last surge of floral blossoms, autumn brings with it a more relaxed and reflective way of life and a reminder that winter will soon be around the corner. Autumn also brings with it a fun that only autumn can bring…playing in crisp piles of fallen leaves, picnics with warm beverages, cozy evenings spent around the campfire and exploring fields filled with rows and rows of sunflowers bowing their heads giving way to the season! Even the animals of the forest recognize and celebrate the subtle arrival of autumn, spending their last few days before hibernation playing and making preparations for the arrival of the upcoming winter season. Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful and captivating illustrations of adorable bears, this autumn themed collection is sure to appeal to all ages! Perfect for celebrating an array of occasions, this fun loving assembling of stamps, dies and decorative papers will bring a whimsical and lighthearted touch to all of your paper crafting creations. The dynamic paper collection boasts a color palette filled with beautiful tones of burnt oranges, rusty reds, midnight blues, along with leaf like greens and golden yellows all mixed with checkered plaids, decorative stripes and gorgeous imagery of blooming sunflowers and falling leaves. Three sets of detailed cling stamps with coordinating dies allow you to join in the fall themed fun of a charismatic bear family enjoying their last retreat before winter sets in. Whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows near an adorable treehouse, enjoying songs strummed out quietly on guitar, or filling up on delightful meals of honey, these cute images are ideal for embellishing all of your fall themed cards and scrapbook layouts! So throw on a cozy sweater, grab a cup of hot cocoa and join in the fun as we enjoy one last “beary” fun filled autumn retreat!
For my project I have used one of the new shadow boxes and created a picnic scene. I must admit it did seem strange to be doing autumn colours when we are in winter here and just going into spring, but I loved using these colours. They are so warm and cosy!
HCDP1-Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection
HCD1-751 Beary Fun Retreat Die
HCD1- Happy Time Treehouse Die
HCD1-7153 Sunflower Accents Die
HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp set
HCPC-3798 Happy Times Treehouse Stamp set
HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp set
HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-7122 Woodsy Landscape Die
HCPC-3766 Woodsy Treescape Stamp set
HCD1-753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Stamp set
DHD1-7119 Delicate Border Basics Die
HCD1-7118 Classic Border Basics die
HCBC1-456-3 Card Shadow Box Set – Kraft
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black
TSMP201 Memento Morocco
TSMP200 Memento Tangelo
TSMP805 Memento Toffee Crunch
TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves
TSMP301Memento Rhubarb Stalk
TSMP604 Memento Summer Sky
TSMP801 Memento Potter’s Clay
TSMP808 Memento Espresso Truffle
TSMP800 Memento Rich Cocoa
71079 Colorbox Butter
HCDA2-450 Store and Stack Daubers
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ANC829 Prills Espress-O Yourself
241159 Dove Blender Pen
159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Other – Hemp Twine, Memento Flannel Grey, Foam dots, Cream cardstock, White Cardstock, Die Cutting Machine,
Cut a piece of cream cardstock 12” x 6”, score along the long side at 6” to make a base card of 6” x 6”. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock at 6 ¼” x 8” and die cut the edge using the flourish die from the DHD1-7119 Delicate Border Basics Die. Adhere to the base card front. Cut a piece of yellow patterned paper 6” x 2” and using the edge die from the HCD1-7118 Classic Border Basics set and adhere to the kraft cardstock as shown. Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the patterned paper, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere it to the card front as shown.
Assemble the 5” x 5” box card and adhere to the card front. Trim a 6” x 6” panel to 5” x 5” to fit in the back of the shadow box. Cut strips of 5” x ½” from the leaf patterned paper, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere on the sides of the shadow box. Cut another piece of patterned paper 5” x 5” and using the square die from the HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die set cut the centre from the panel. Sponge the edges with Canteoupe ink and adhere to the front of the shadow box.
To make the trees stamp the images from the HCPC-3766 Woodsy Treescape Stamp set, sponge with a combination of Canteloupe, Morocco, Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo inks using the Stack and Store Daubers. Using the Dove Blender pen colour the trunks with Toffee Crunch ink and die cut the trees using the coordinating dies. Adhere the large tree to the left side of the shadow box and the other trees inside the box using a single layer of foam dots and a double layer of foam dots.
To make the leaves and stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp set in Tuxedo Black and sponge with a combination of Morocco, Bamboo Leaves, Canteloupe and Tangerine and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere along the front of the box as shown.
Stamp the edge image from the HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp set in Tuxedo Black and sponge the leaves with a combination of Morocco, Bamboo Leaves, Canteloupe and Tangerine inks. Sponge the acorns with a combination of Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle and the sunflower with Canteloupe and Morocco inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere along the top of the box as shown. Add extra acorns to the bottom of the card with foam dots.
Stamp the stool and kettle image from the HCPC-3798 Happy Times Treehouse Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink and sponge the stool with Toffee Crunch and the kettle with Flannel Grey and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the back of the shadow box card with Dries Clear glue.
To make the bears stamp the images from the HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp set and sponge with Butter ink, Summer Sky, Canteloupe and Toffee Crunch with the Stack and Store Daubers before die cutting with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges with Potter’s Clay and Rich Cocoa inks. Stamp the fire and marshmallow stick images from the HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp set, sponge the fire with Canteloupe and Morocco inks and the tinder with Toffee Crunch ink and the marshmallow stick with Toffee Crunch, Flannel Grey and Rich Cocoa ink. Adhere the bear with the honey pot to the inside of the box with foam dots. Adhere the bear with the hot drink to the left over the leaves using foam dots. Adhere the marshmallow behind the bear to sit over the fire.
To make the Sunflower stamp the images from the HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Stamp set in Morocco ink on white cardstock. Sponge the flowers with Canteloupe ink and die cut from the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Morocco ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the flowers and add Espress-O Yourself Prills to the centre of the flowers using Dries Clear Glue. Adhere to the sunflower in the centre of the acorn and sunflower edge.
Die cut the tags from the paper collection using the dies from the Luggage and Tags dies. Sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere to the card on the top right corner of the shadow box. Tie a bow using the hemp twine and adhere over the tags as shown.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting
Ka Kite Anu