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Tropical Paradise Collection from Heartfelt Creations | Layout Designed by Kim Gowdy | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #summer #scrapbooking
Tropical Paradise Collection from Heartfelt Creations | Layout Designed by Kim Gowdy | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #summer #scrapbooking

Hello! Kim here again today shining our CSM spotlight on a company that is dear to our hearts, Heartfelt Creations! I hope to share some fun facts about this family company as well as a layout using their Tropical Paradise collection, just one of many favourite product lines they create.Heartfelt Creations logoWHO THEY ARE

This lovely family owned company got started in 1997 by Linda Bontrager, wearer of many hats: CEO, main artist, passionate scrapbooker, stamper, mother, wife…the list is long! I encourage you to read Linda’s fascinating letter about discovering and growing her passion for her creative life and family!CSM Spotlight on Heartfelt Creations / Heartfelt Creations family / family run company started in 1997

I have always sensed that passion and love runs this company, even before taking the time to learn more about them, as women we often have good intuition! My thoughts are validated when I read this: “We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in contact with our creative inspiration and crafts.” Those are company values we can all get used to in 2017!


If you are not familiar with Heartfelt Creations, they create designer papers, co-coordinating stamps and detailed dies! Combined you have all the tools needed to create timeless cards for giving, scrapbooking pages to preserve memories or work “off the page” to create some altered art!


When life gets crazy and chaotic…take a time out with a Heartfelt Creation collection! It’s the perfect creative therapy! If you have a hard time knowing how to use some of the product or what to learn new ways of using them, this company has you covered! They have wonderful video tutorials, a blog full of inspiration and a creative  team that has it figured out!

I am blessed with a nice collection of Heartfelt products and can honestly say I’d find it hard to pick a favourite, though I am “crushing” on the new “Young at Heart” collection!


I put together this layout using the Tropical Paradise collection, I love the colours, flowers, leaves, birds…and of course they all play so well together!

12x12 layout using Heartfelt Creations' Tropical Paradise collection / co-ordinating papers, stamps and dies
I used vellum over the background paper to soften the colours and let the photos and embellishments be the focus. The words, TROPICAL PARADISE were cut from the paper info strip!
Heartfelt Creations 3d flowers created with stamps and dies / ornate border die / Tropical paradise collection
Close up of the flower embellishments and ornate border. I used little micro beads for the centres.
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise collection / fussy cut for embellishments / layer love
More close ups…the birds were fussy cut from some of the paper in the collection.
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise collection / embellishments from stamped images / diecutting / co-ordinated products love
Combination of stamps, dies and paper used for these embellishments…the bird was die cut from the patterned paper! How smart is that!
Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and shaping kit / tools the trade / Tropical themed products
These are the stamps, dies and shaping kit I used with Tropical Paradise papers.


Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about this wonderful company. Look through our quarterly issues for lots of layouts and cards using these fabulous products! Creative Scrapbooker Magazine/fall issue/magazine/quarterly publication




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