Perfectly Sweet Easel Card

Perfectly Sweet Easel Card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to new release week with Heartfelt Creations.  Today we are excited to show you the brand new Berry Café Collection.  This Collection is sure to be a huge hit!

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of “two for me” and “one for the pail”, which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop…and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

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Products Used:

HCPC-3731 – Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3732 – Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3735 – Sweet As Honey Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-776 – Eyelet Oval Die
HCD1-779 – Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-793 – Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-795 – Sweet as Honey Die
HCDP1-265 – Berry Cafe Paper Collection
Bright Ideas Prills – 12 Pack
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Pink Card Stock, Distressed Markers (Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn), Fossilized Amber Distressed Ink, Black Stickles, Versamark, Pink Peony Embossing Powder, Petite Ovals Large, string and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

To create this 6″ x 6″ easel card, start by taking a piece of white card stock 12″ x 6″ and scor at the 6″ and 9″ marks.  Fold and using a die from the Petite Ovals Large set, cut an oval out centered on the edge of the card stock where in half measures 6″ x 3″.  Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval die out of pink card stock (I cut this a couple of times) as it tends to need multiple die cuts for added strength. The Berry Blossom flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Versamark, heat embossed with Pink Peony Embossing Powder and cut with the matching die.  Shape Berry Blossom flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, make some single and some double blooms and add Mini Prills to centers to finish.  The Beehive image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and distressed with Fossilized Amber Distressed Ink before die cutting it out using the matching die and accenting it with Black Stickles.  Finally the picket fence image from the Sweet As Honey Cling Stamp set was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with distressed markers after die cutting it out with matching die.  To make the beehive appear suspended, loop string through the one of the loops in the eyelet oval die cut and then sandwich on the back with another die cut.  Only glue the eyelet oval dies together halfway down and then glue the bottom halves to each side of the card.  Once your beehive is hung, layer on a few of the Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set images which were stamped in Tuxedo Black, colored with distressed markers and then die cut using the matching dies.  The sentiment stamp was cut from the Paper collection and adhered to bottom easel panel.  To allow the card to stay upright, add a die cut from the Regal Borders and Pockets Die out of paper from the Berry Cafe Paper Collection topped with a flower!

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful craft day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. very cool design of the card and so pretty on the inside as the outside!!

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  2. Hello Joann, this is beautiful your card design for the easel card is outstanding. The collection is just fabulous and I am loving working with it as well. Look forward to more creations from you.

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  3. After seeing this delightful card on the HC Blog, I just had to take a closer look. THIS CARD IS AMAZING!!! LOVE your idea to hand the bee hive over the fence. Your strawberry clusters are so well placed. I love every detail of this beautiful project!

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  4. Another gorgeous creation!!!!

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  5. This is a WoW card if I ever saw one!! I think it would make an awesome tutorial (SCS and HC)!!

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