Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Heartfelt Creations - Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection Release

Hi and welcome!

Today we're launching the beautiful Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection!

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!

Here's the card I created for the release!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

HCD1-7230 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die

HCD1-7231 Cherry Blossom Retreat Die

HCD1-7232 Wishing Well Oasis Die

HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die

HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3868 Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set

HCDP1-2100 Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection 

HCFB1-474 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold

HCD1-7201 Ticket and Tags Die

HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die

HCBC1-456-2 Card Shadow Box Set-White

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30

HCPP2-452 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 – White

HCS1-460Bridal Bouquet Stamens

31510 Funnel Tray 

173842 Scor-Pal

359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle

PGM15015 - Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

85-Glitter Transparent Ultrafine Crystal glitter

RLHS100 Hydra Sponges

RACP482- Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Olive

RACP436- Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green

TSBL32 Brilliance Ink – Pearlescent Coral

RAHT Heat it Tool

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Other Products Used: Floral Cardstock, Watercolor Cardstock,VersaMark, WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter. Hot Glue Gun, Diecutting Machine, Dimensional dots  

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at

For more tips on creating with the layered card & shadowboxes, watch the tutorial at

Instructions: Card base size is 5 x 7”. Cut white cardstock to 10 x 7”, score and fold at 5” on the long side to create a 5 x 7” top fold card base. Cut two pieces of paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection 4 7/8 x 6 7/8”. Ink the edges with Olive Green ink and adhere one to the card front and one to the inside. 

Cut paper from the collection 2x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8” and 4x 3/8 x 4 7/8” to cover the 5 x 5“ shadow box. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A die to cut the opening in the front. Ink all the edges with Olive green ink and adhere to the shadow box using dries clear adhesive. Diecut the decorative die from the Daydreams Bridge set from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter. 

Stamp the Tweet Cherry Blossoms on Floral paper with VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat it tool. Color with Pearlescent Coral ink, diecut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves on floral paper with Olive ink, color with leaf green and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the birds on watercolor cardstock with VersaMark, sprinkle with Wow Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set. Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Place the flowers, leaves and birds in the Cherry Blossom mold, spritz with water and run through the diecutting machine. Finish shaping with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Pierce the flower centers, add stamens and use hot glue underneath the petals to set.

Stamp the leaf sprays on floral cardstock using Olive ink, color using Leaf Green and Olive inks, diecut using the coordinating dies, spritz with water and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge the leaf sprays and the leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with transparent crystal glitter. Stamp the bench on white cardstock using VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set. 

Adhere the leaf sprays and the cherry blossoms to the front of the shadow box as shown. Adhere the bench to the inside of the shadow box using dimensional dots along with two of the birds, a flower and a leaf spray. Adhere the decorative die to the back of the shadow box. 

Diecut two of the tags from the paper collection using the Tickets and Tags die and diecut two from white cardstock. Adhere the designer tags to the white cardstock for durability. Punch a hole in the tags and add green hemp. Adhere the tags to the right side of the card base and add some cherry blossoms and leaves. Adhere the decorated shadow box to the left side.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please be sure to
visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all of 
the amazing projects created by the 
fabulous design team.

Have a beautiful day!

Crafty Hugs, 🤗🤗🤗


Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful little Cherry Blossoms Janet! What fun to have tags sticking out as well! I need to keep that in mind! Beautiful!

Patricia Manhire said...

Just beautiful - love the soft pink flowers!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Thank you so much Robin!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Thank you so much! I do love these little cherry blossoms.