Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Birds and Blooms Layout

Hello Friends,
Does Old Man Winter have you firmly in his grip? Chase the winter blues away with a breath of springtime! Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the "Birds and Blooms" collection: a virtual spring garden that's lovely as a song! Shades of cherry blossom pink, robin's egg blue, and soft leafy green fill sunny garden scenes featuring bluebirds, blooming branches, picket fences, bird baths, bird houses, butterflies and frilly hydrangeas. Dozens of stunning card fronts, pre-designed layouts, borders, sentiments and artwork are the perfect remedy for mid-winter doldrums. Six hand-drawn stamp sets feature blossom laden branches, nesting birds, garden scenes and an elegant collage. Two sets of dies coordinate with papers and stamps allowing you to add realistic blossoms, branches and birds to your artwork. Take a well-deserved break from the bleak landscape of winter and escape to a colorful springtime garden where birds chirp, flowers bloom, and soft breezes lift your spirit and inspire your creativity!
Here is the Layout I created with this beautiful collection.

Birds and Blooms Layout

Heartfelt Creations Products:

HCDP1-250 Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch PreCut Set
HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCD1-757 Leafy Branch Die

Other Products Used:

Neenah Papers Natural White and Kraft Cardstock, Metallic Cardstock in Pearl, Spellbinders Labels Forty Decorative Accents, Ranger Distress Ink Pads (Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Frayed Burlap), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Copic Markers (E13, B93), Pink Micro Beads, Viva D├ęcor Glitter Pen Gold, Foam Squares.

Project  Instructions:

Color edges of a 12” x 12” kraft sheet with Frayed Burlap distress ink. Cut one of the sheets from Birds and Blooms Paper Collection to 11 ¾” x 11 ¾”. Distress edges and color with distress ink. Adhere to kraft sheet.
Using designer paper, cut 2 rectangles measuring  7 ½” x 6” and 5 ¼” x 6 ½”. Distress edges and adhere to center of page. Using metallic cardstock, die cut Labels Forty Decorative Accents. Trace outer edge of die onto paper to cut background for the frame. Glue together and adhere to center of layout using foam squares. Cut picture to 4” x 3” and adhere to decorative frame.
Using natural white cardstock, stamp several branches, flowers and birds with Birds and Blooms stamp set. Die cut with coordinating dies from the set Birds and Blooms Die. Color with Peeled Paint and Picked Raspberry distress inks. Color the birds with Copic markers. Glue branches, flowers and birds around picture as shown.  Embellish small flower centers with glitter pen.
For larger flowers, stamp Vintage Morning Background set with pink distress ink onto natural white cardstock, die cut with Majestic Blooms Die. Color flowers with pink and green distress inks.  Shape flowers, layer and glue to page. Embellish center of flowers with micro beads. Stamp larger leaves from the Open Leaf set, die cut with Classic Leaf Die, color with distress ink and glue under flowers. 

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!



  1. Stunning LO Marisa, love all the lovely blooms and such a wonderful photo!

  2. Oh! My! Word! Marisa this is absolutely amazing.
    I love, love, love it. All the flowers are so beautiful, a fantastic design.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  3. My how beautiful. I really like all those flowers. You put so much work into this beauty.

  4. What a beautiful way to showcase a lovely family photo - I watched a demo using this set last night on C&C from CHA and thought how pretty it looked xx no snow here yet but expecting it but we do have a heavy frost - hope all's okay over the pond xx GailT xx

  5. Beautiful layout! Your granddaughter is growing so fast!! Mine just turned 3. Where is the time going?

  6. Wow! This is so lovely! It must have taken you ages to create all those beautiful leafy branches and blossoms! Hugs!

  7. Hi Marisa,
    First of all, Happy New Year. Better late than never, I guess.
    What a beautiful scrapbook page. Really makes us want to think of spring and summer.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Take care,
    Love Myra

  8. Wow! This layout is stunning. Love all the flowers and branches.

  9. Gorgeous, I love all the beautiful flowers!

  10. truly a garden of love, love this layout with the gorgeous birds an blooms.

  11. Beautiful Marissa. It makes me think of walking through a vine covered garden, and I am certainly dreaming of spring! Hugs, M

  12. Marisa...this is a very masterpiece of LO...The subjects in this photo are wonderful end flowers stunning...hugs Ada

  13. Marissa...this is awesome! Love all the branches and flowers!

  14. WOW! How long did you work on this? All of those flowers would have taken so long to do - but the end result is stunning! <3

  15. Truly gorgeous layout Marisa. It reminds me of a botanical garden :)

  16. Beautiful layout Marisa! Gorgeous flowers and coloring! It was so nice to meet you at CHA!

  17. What a gorgeous layout, Marisa! Love all the beautiful blooms and such a great photo of your family! Missed seeing you at CHA, maybe next year I can fly out. Blessings! Kathy

  18. This is fabulous Marisa! What a spectacular garden of blooms you created! Wow!

  19. Hi Marisa, I don't know how I missed commenting on this gorgeous layout!!! Love all of those beautiful flowers.


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