Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sugar Hollow Inspiration at Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers! I have a little different project for you today. A tealight box., how cute is that? I've used a flameless tealight of course as I need to send this project in all in one piece!
I'm going to list the instructions today because I will be adding a couple pictures so as to make the assembly of this a little easier. The Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow paper collection and the
This post is quite long so grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCDP1-262 Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
HCPC-3719 Sugar Hollow Tree
HCD1-785 Sugar Hollow Tree Die
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCPC-3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
TSMP900 Memento Dye Ink Pad- Tuxedo Black
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools
359848 Spellbinders Tool 'N' One
241159 Dove Blender Kit
71049 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad- Pumpkin Spice

Other Products: lavender Stickles, purple satin ribbon, white, lavender, & purple cardstock, thin chipboard, gold seed beads, light lavender rhinestone string, one flameless tealight, glue pop-dots, Sparkle Mod-Podge, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea, Aloe Vera, Sahara Sand, Jumbo Java, Aegean Blue, & Charcoal inks, score board, die cutting machine of choice.

See this video for instructions on shaping the Botanical Roses-

Instructions: Start by cutting two pieces of neutral lavender from the paper pad, 8" X 8 1/2". On the 8 1/2" side, score at 4" & 8", leaving a 1/2" tab at the end. Flip the paper 90 degrees and score at 2". On the 1/2" tab end of each paper, snip the tab up from the bottom to the 2" score line and cut this away. Now make a 1/16" angled cut to the 2" score line on either end, and the 4" score line, forming a negative triangle. I will have photos of this step on my blog: Next using the ornate die of choice (there are three in the set) tape the die 3/4" down from the top, making sure it is centered & die cut. Continue this twice more down to just above the 2" score line. I will have photos of this step on my blog as well. Fold score lines at this point. Add a strip of glue along the 1/2" tab of one of the side pieces. Glue it in place to the plain side of the other side panel. Repeat this step to form your box shape. turn the 2" scored panels up and fold two opposites together, then fold the last two to overlap the first and glue in place. Cut four rhinestone strings 5 1/4" long and glue one on each outside edge of the die cut sides, making sure to start at the bottom so your box lid will have room to slide down over the box. Cut six rhinestone strings 3 3/4" long and glue one along the bottom of each die cut side of box and one in between each die cut as pictured. make four small bow and glue to center of the two middle rhinestone strings.
Make box lid by cutting a 5 1/2" square of dark purple from the paper pad. You will be scoring all four sides and here's the trick to get the box lid to fit. Line up the edge and make a small mark with a pencil at the top of the 3/4" mark, then move the paper to the outside edge about the width of a score line and then score. You may want to practice this on a scrap piece of paper until you get the hang of it. Now snip in to the score line on two opposite sides to form the tabs you will glue together to form the lid. Fold score lines and glue tabs. Now glue rhinestone string around the bottom edges of the lid. It takes approximately 16". with black ink stamp one set of flowers on lavender and two sets on purple cardstock, Cut with matching die. Shape flowers as per video, glue beads in centers. When dry coat each flower with Mod-Podge. With black ink stamp three sets of leaves onto light green paper from paper pad. Cut with matching dies. Shape leaves slightly. Cut  four to six thin strips (1/16") of this same paper and using the curler tip of the flower shaping tools, curl them tightly around the tip and then gently slide them off.
Stamp the owl tree on with cardstock using black ink. Color with the dove blender tool using the browns for the tree, purple for flowers, charcoal, green, lavender, pumpkin, & blue for the owls. Fold the base of the tree backward about 1 1/2" and tape the die hanging over the image about 1/8" inch over the edge. Cut this out. Add lavender stickles to the flowers on the tree. Now cut a thin chipboard tree using the same method as above. You may have to shim it to get it to cut all the way through. Glue the image to the chip board and now add glue to the folded tab and glue in place to the top of the box. With the lid on the box, arrange the flowers, leaves and curly tendrils to the lid & glue in place as pictured. I added a couple small flowers to the bottom left corner, & larger flowers to the back of the tree base to help keep it standing up straight. Place a flameless tea light to the inside of the box when the glue is dry enough to lift the lid. This will complete the tea light box.

Here's a couple pictures of the box base to sort of guide you along if you choose to try this.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today and the added pictures are helpful. For more fantastic inspiration head on over to the HC Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Maureen


  1. what a wonderful alter, great idea with the die, love all those details too, layers of flowers with the rolled fringes, beauutiful

  2. Maureen, I love the fact that you give the size of the dies you use to cut out the centers of some of the 6x6 cards that you make. I also love that you give the copic colors you use on your projects. It sure takes out a lot of guesswork in addition to saving time copying your beautiful cards. I wish more of the demonstrators would do that in their instructions. Thanks for all the details! lol.

  3. Simply amazing, Maureen! You have made such wonderful use of the decorative die, and the cascading flower spray is beyond stunning! Beautiful!