Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Heartfelt Creations - Debuting the French Cottage Collection

Hi and welcome!

The New French Cottage Collection is your doorway to a magical oasis! With a range of classic French setting pieces, the versatility of the large rustic door, vintage bicycles, vining florals, and more, it’s
perfect for creating picturesque cards and layouts the quick and EZ way!

Stroll through a delightful paper collection of a calming French countryside and peaceful settings. Bring your cottage scenes to life the quick and EZ way with the French Cottage Door, and the ease of the interactive setting pieces that are the French Cottage Collection!

So join us and open the door to your very own happy place with the serenity of a magical cottage oasis…

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

HCD1-7292 French Doorway Die
HCD1-7293 French Cottage 'scapes Die
HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3909 French Cottage 'scapes Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-2114 French Cottage Paper Collection

HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - White
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small
DMCT4185 Groove Golf Tool
173842 Scor-Pal
359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
RAHT – Heat It Craft Tool
RLHS100 Hydra Sponges
RACP468 Jet Black
RACP985 Ranger Cactus Flower
478455 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
409311 Color In Watercolor Brush - Fine 

Other Products: Brown cardstock, Misti, Distressing tool, corner punch, Distress Oxide ink – Vintage Photo and Black Soot, Watercolor cardstock, Mossy Meadow ink, Art glitter – Lichen, Wink of Stella Clear, Dimensional Squares, Hot Glue Gun 

For more tips on creating with the French Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at

Instructions: Card size is 7 x 7”. Cut two pieces of brown cardstock, one 7 1/2 x 7” and one 7 x 7”. Score the 7 1/2 x 7” piece at 7”, fold and adhere to the 7 x 7” piece to create the top folding card base. Cut dark green paper from the French Cottage Collection 6 3/4” x 6 3/4” and cut another piece from the paper collection with the brick and wall 6 1/2 x 6 1/2”, ink the edges with Vintage photo ink and distress the edges using a distressing tool. Adhere to the card front using dries clear adhesive. Stamp the door image from the French Doorway Cling Stamp using Jet Black ink on the card front. Cut paper from the collection 6 78 x 6 7/8”, distress and ink the edges and adhere to the inside of the card. Cut aged ivory cardstock to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2”, punch the corners with a decorative corner punch, ink the edges and adhere over the inside designer paper.   

Stamp the French Doorway, and from the French Cottage ‘scapes Cling stamp set, stamp the vine x2, the planter x2 and the lantern on watercolor paper using Archival Jet Black ink. Color using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, distress the stone, the lantern and the planters lightly with Black Soot ink. Brush the door hinges, door knocker and handle with Wink of Stella and die cut all using coordinating dies. Diecut the door two more times, the frame 5 more times, the planter two more times and the lantern two more times from black cardstock. Adhere all the layers together and adhere the door to the card using dries clear adhesive. Adhere the stone frame around the door, the planters and the lantern using dimensional squares. 

Stamp the little flowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Cactus Flower Ink, color using the same ink, diecut using coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Pierce the flower centers using groove golf tool and insert stamen. Sponge the flowers with dries clear adhesive and dip in the transparent crystal glitter. Add more color to the leaves on the vines and the planters using Mossy Meadow ink. Sponge the vine leaves and sprinkle with Lichen glitter. Cut the vines apart and adhere on the door frame as pictured. Adhere the flowers on the vine and the planters using hot glue.   

Dot the paper lightly here and there with glue and sprinkle with Lichen glitter.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the magical projects created by the 
fabulous design team.

Have a beautiful day, stay safe and be well!

Crafty Hugs, 🤗🤗🤗 


Glenda said...

Jan this is lovely! I love the colors you chose and your shading is wonderful!

Patricia Manhire said...

Such a beautiful card - I love the colours that you have used and your flowers are gorgeous!