Debuting the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome to the release of the very bright and cheerful Cherry Blossom Retreat.  This is a fabulous collection with beautiful blossoms with a matching mold as well as lots of scope to colour with a wide range of colouring medium.

Beautiful gardens filled with warm rays of sunshine, skies of blue, and trees filled with fragrant cherry blossoms make for the perfect retreat setting, where daydreaming can abound and the stress of everyday life just seems to melt away! Breathing deeply and enjoying the sweetness in the air becomes second nature, as you take in your enchanting surroundings…a decorative wishing well with beautiful vining florals, a whimsical wooden bridge leading to places imagined only in daydreams, and a darling collection of hand carved bird houses that your “tweet” friends serenading you from above call home. Let your imagination wander, and enjoy life at a slower pace, taking time to smell the delicate cherry blossoms with the new Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Enjoy a walk through a refreshing paper collection filled with beautiful springtime hues…grass like greens, pretty blossom pinks, clear sky blues, and charming corals, all encompassed in dreamy petite plaids, dainty polka dots, and elegant lace like accents. An inviting collection of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, await to bring your very own garden oasis to life, filled with elegant garden benches, alluring wishing wells, and sweet springtime songbirds. A delightful assortment of varying sized cherry blossom petals, along with a coordinating dimensional shaping mold, allow for quick and easy assembling of gorgeous, delicate cherry blossoms perfect for all of your spring themed creations! So, join us as we bring a hint of spring to craft rooms everywhere…it’s the perfect day for a crafty daydream with the new Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection!

Today I have two projects for the debut – a very cute little birdhouse and a card featuring the beautiful new decorative die.

Products Used

Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die, HCD1-7230
Cherry Blossom Retreat Die, HCD1-7231
Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3867
Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3866
3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold, HCFB1-474
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Carnation Red, RACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink Peony, RACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black, RACP468
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Coral See Prills, ANC820

Other Products: Scrapienic Birdhouse

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Assemble the bird house as per instructions using Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the two branch images from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Trim and adhere around the sides of the birdhouse.

Stamp the branch with bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top of the birdhouse as shown.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branches and by the opening to the birdhouse as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry, add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branches and one flower over the leaves by the opening.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere to the opening of the birdhouse and to the left of the birdhouse.

Products Used

Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3866
Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3867
Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die, HCD1-7230
Cherry Blossom Retreat Die, HCD1-7231
Daydreams Bridge Die, HCD1-7233
3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold, HCFB1-474
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 – White, HCPP3-452
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Carnation Red, RACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink Peony, RACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black, RACP468
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Coral See Prills, ANC820
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack, 478455
Rajni Chawla’s Vellum Flowerite – 10 Sheets, 18002

Other Products: iCraft Iris cardstock, Foam Tape

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10″ x 7″, score at 5″ along the long side and fold to create a base card 5″ x 7″. Cut a piece of vellum 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere to the base card front. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 14/16″ x 6 14/15″ and die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die set. Adhere the outer frame to the card front with foam tape. Recess the decorative die into the opening.

Stamp the branch image from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Adhere to the top of the decorative die.

Stamp the birdhouse image from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the middle of the decorative die to appear to hang down from the branch.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branch and add two leaves to the base of the decorative die as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branch and to the birdhouse and to the base of the decorative die over the leaves.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere above the flowers at the top of the card as shown.

For more inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/803/debuting-the-cherry-blossom-retreat-collection

I hope you have a lot of fun with this collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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