Sunday, April 19, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Every Day Heroes Collection Product Review

The lovely folks at Heartfelt Creations allowed me the opportunity to test and review their new paper release, Every Day Heroes and I'm so happy that they did.  This collection celebrates the every day heroes in our lives and is the perfect product to create layouts and cards that honor those heroes.  
 
 
(And, for legality purposes.... I have been compensated in product for this review.  All opinions are my own.)
 
My dad is a retired Army man and served in the Navy as well.  It's definitely a no-brainer that I will be using some of these fabulous pages to document some of his achievements.  However, I also know that amongst many paper collections, there's a silver lining; a collection that serves duality.  In other words, I could see that these papers were not just for heroes but also the perfect compliment for other special remembrances as well. 
 
With that in mind, I chose my first creation with this layout to showcase that duality, so you can see that this collection is not a one trick pony!  True, it celebrates the every day hero but it also does so much more.
 
 
 
 
I've chosen a favorite photo of my son, from a casual outdoor family wedding (please note, that is a mason jar with sweet tea in his hand. ;) 
 
I also decorated some chipboard with these papers for the striped border and the word "adore".  I'm only working with the paper collection, not the coordinating dies or stamps, therefore, I chose to get super creative with the paper, to show you other things you can do to jazz up a layout, if you are limited in budget.
 
 
 
I wanted to tie in more of the tan colors from the striped border, so I stenciled a section of the page with distress ink and a blending tool.
 
 
I traced my chipboard on the backside of the paper that I wanted to use, then cut with my craft knife.  To easily adhere, I ran the trimmed word through my Xyron 2.5" sticker maker. 
 I also glammed up some of the flowers by distressing with the same ink and adding dimensional glue.
 
 
Lastly, I cut one of the tags from the paper shown below.  Are you handwriting your journaling?  You should.  It not only adds a personal touch, but future generations will be able to look back, identify, and remember your handwriting.   Consider that a bonus tip!
 
 
 
 I hope I inspired you to utilize this collection in more ways than one.  Feel free to share your thoughts, I would really appreciate it. 
 
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