Arianna Blooms Sticky Note Box Tutorial

Arianna Blooms Sticky Note Box Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations

Hello, Friends!

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t use sticky notes? I use them to make lists to help me stay on track with my work, I use them as bookmarks, and I even use them in my crafting when I want to mask off an area, or secure a stencil or die to paper. But since my desk can get a little, <ahem> messy when I am working, sometimes I can’t find my sticky note pad. Not to worry! I’ve designed an attractive flip top box to hold my sticky notes and keep them neat and tidy. The best part is, I can always find them on my desk, even when it’s in an uproar. Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can create your own sticky note holder. Oh, and they make great gifts, too! Enjoy this Arianna Blooms Sticky Note Box Tutorial!

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Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms Stamp Set
HCPC 3609 Arianna Blooms Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD 747 Arianna Lace Die
HCD 751 Cut, Mat, Create 2A Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die

HCDP1 241 Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
368770 Scor-Pal
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Bridal Embossing Powder

Other Product: SU Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Strawberry Slush Cardstock; SU Strawberry Slush Ink; Tea Dye Distress ink, Clear embossing powder, heat gun; Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose Distress Paint; Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist; Diamond Stickles, Glue, 3 sticky note pads, foam dots; non-stick craft sheet, cosmetic sponge; ½” corner chomper tool

HC Tute December 19 31Directions:

HC Tute December 19 01Gather  your supplies from the list above.

HC Tute December 19 02Stamp the Arianna blooms onto Pink Piroutte Cardstock using Strawberry Slush Ink. Heat emboss and die cut with the Arianna Blooms Die.

Watch the You Tube VIDEO that shows you how to shape the Arianna Blooms.

Once you have shaped and stacked your flowers, proceed to the next step.

HC Tute December 19 03Create a small puddle of Distress Paint on your non-stick craft sheet. Pick the paint up with a cosmetic sponge and dab onto the petals of your finished flowers.

HC Tute December 19 05While the paint is still wet, cover the petals with Bridal Embossing Powder. Heat emboss.

HC Tute December 19 06Spritz the finished flowers with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist. Set the two small flowers aside for now. Die cut the center pieces from the Arianna Blooms die using yellow paper from the collection. Shape as shown in the video and glue into the center of the flowers. Set the finished flower aside for now.

HC Tute December 19 07Cut TWO 6 ½” squares from Crumb Cake Cardstock. Score at 1 ½” and again at 5”.  Turn 90 degrees and repeat.

HC Tute December 19 08Crease along the folds, creating valley folds on all four sides of the square. Repeat with the second square.

HC Tute December 19 09Label one crease square “TOP” and set aside. With the remaining square, cut from the score line to the first crease line on the top and bottom of the square.

HC Tute December 19 10Turn the square over, and glue the 1 ½” squares in each corner, as shown.

HC Tute December 19 11Fold the tabs and glue to the inside flap, as shown. Repeat with the other side.

HC Tute December 19 12This is the base of your box. Set aside, and now we will build the top.

HC Tute December 19 13Cut from the score line to the first crease on the bottom of the square. On the top of the square, cut the 1 ½” squares out completely, as shown.

HC Tute December 19 14Glue the bottom tabs and the 3 ½” flap at the top of the square.

HC Tute December 19 15Tuck the two square pieces inside the lower flap, just as you did on the box bottom.

HC Tute December 19 16Attach the 3 ½” flap on the top of the square t the outside edge of the back side of the box base, as shown. You have just created the flip top for your box.

HC Tute December 19 17Use a ½” corner chomper to round the back edge of the box lid. This is the edge that is closest to the “hinge” of the box base.

HC Tute December 19 18Here is your box base.

HC Tute December 19 21Cut FOUR 3 ¼” squares from the Arianna Blooms Paper Collection and ink the edges.

HC Tute December 19 22Glue one panel onto to bottom of the inside of the base and one onto the lid of the box.

HC Tute December 19 23Glue one panel on the box top and one on the bottom of the box.

HC Tute December 19 24Cut FOUR 3 ¼” x 1 ¼” strips from the paper collection.

HC Tute December 19 25Use the corner chomper tool to round the corners on two of the pieces. Then ink all the edges on all four strips using Vintage Photo Distress ink.

HC Tute December 19 26Glue onto the sides of the box, matching up the rounded corners with the rounded corners on the box.  Now we can decorate our box!

HC Tute December 19 30Die cut both lacy flowers from the Arianna Lace Die, one from Whisper White Cardstock and One from Strawberry Slush. Die cut the medallion from  Raindrops on Roses from Whisper White Cardstock. Stack these elements on the top of the box in this order: medallion, pink lacy die cut, white lacy die cut, and finally, the stacked flower. Die cut 2 butterflies from the Arianna lace die and stack together, as shown. Glue in the lower left hand corner of the box.

HC Tute December 19 28Use the ticket die from HCD 745 to cut out the artwork ticket. Mat with Strawberry Slush cardstock.

HC Tute December 19 29Finish shaping the two small flowers that you set aside earlier. Make one into a rosebud. Die cut several sets of small leaves using HCD 751 Cut Mat Create Die 2A. I used green paper from the collection for this.

HC Tute December 19 31Finish decorating the top of the box, as seen here. Add Diamond Stickles to the little butterfly.
I attached a vintage rhinestone pin to a small crocheted doily and then hot glued this onto the front of my box. This becomes the “knob” used to open the box.

HC Tute December 19 35To finish the inside of the box, add a small matted ticket to the artwork. Stamp HCPC 3609 Arianna Blooms Bouquet onto the top page of the Sticky Note Stack. I have 3 sticky note pads inside the box, each measuring 3 ¼”. Now your box is all ready for gifting!

HC Tute December 19 34I hope you enjoyed this Arianna Blooms sticky note box tutorial, and that you’ll have fun making these little boxes throughout the year.  Instead of sticky notes, you could fill them with candy, a gift card, buttons or jewelry. The boxes are so quick and easy to make….you’ll want to make dozens and dozens of them!

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Dancing Deer Mouse Card

Dancing Deer Mouse Card for Crafty Secrets

Hello Friends!  I have always loved Beatrix Potter.  There’s something about little “critters” all dressed up in fancy clothes and behaving like humans that captures my imagination and makes me happy.  So when Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets released the brand new Deer Christmas stamp sets, my fingertips began to itch and visions of cute dancing mice began to prance in my head.  I finally had a chance to bring some of those ideas to life today in this Dancing Deer Mouse card for Crafty Secrets.

Deer Mouse 02The wreath and the two adorable deer mice are from the new set.  The music paper is from the Creating with Vintage Christmas CD.  On the CD, it is brown and beige, but I used the color changer tool to turn it green for this festive card.

Deer Mouse 03Sandy and I were previewing this set before the release, and when I saw the little mouse with the gift in his hand, I just melted.  I think he is soooooo stinking cute!  I said to her, “You should make another one with a tutu,” and to my delight, she did! I love that they are wearing antlers that are strung with holly, berries, tinsel and stars.  Beatrix Potter would be proud.

Deer Mouse 01I colored the wreath with alcohol markers, metallic chalk and chalk pastels.  The holly berries were all dotted with Christmas Red Stickles.  The tutu and garland are treated with a little Diamond Stickles.   I added a little gold metallic string bow and some red jingle bells, just for fun.

These little cuties make me feel like celebrating!  How about you?

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It’s a Christmas Banner Day!

Hello, Friends!

I don’t know about you, but I have fallen head over heels with banners!  They make any occasion feel more festive…even the every day ones!  But when you combine beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon with gorgeous vintage Christmas papers and you string it up in your home….well, it’s a banner day! To be more specific, it’s a Christmas Banner Day!

Vintage Christmas BannerI used  a 3 foot length of RRR Natural Mesh Ribbon as the anchor for my individual pennants.  To make it feel extra festive, I  decorated the end pieces with red and white wavy vertical stripe ribbon and Emily White Crochet lace to add a touch of vintage sweetness. to my Christmas banner.

Really Reasonable Ribbon  Challenge 10Really Reasonable Ribbon  Challenge 02Really Reasonable Ribbon  Challenge 05Really Reasonable Ribbon  Challenge 06The natural mesh ribbon is a great choice for a project like this for several reasons.  One, it has a great vintage look with lots of texture.  Two, the open weave is easy to sew through, which is important when you are sewing through multiple layers as I did in this project.  Also, it is strong enough to support the weight of the banner without sagging.  I was pleasantly surprised that it only took me a couple of hours to make this sweet Christmas banner from start to finish.  And now, it can be Christmas!

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Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album

Craft Hoarders December 15 04Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #22: Have a Nice Trip!

Hello, Friends! It’s time for the last challenge of 2014 over at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  I’ve created a super fun Travel Girl Luggage mini album as my inspiration piece for this one, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  But first, the details for this challenge:

Challenge #22 Have a Nice Trip!

Many of us travel around the holidays, so let’s celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piles of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

Travel Girl Luggage Mini Album

Craft Hoarders December 15 08I dug deep into my hoard this time around, pulling out some fabby papers from 2012 (October Afternoon Travel Girl) and some Tim Holtz pulleys that I’ve been hoarding forever.  I added some little silver charms that have been in my stash of metal items for years and a 5″ square Mixed Media box from Graphic 45.  I love the funky retro vibe of this project!

Craft Hoarders December 15 09I painted the surface of my box with Deco Art “Treasure” chalk paint  because I wanted it to look like the old Samsonite suitcase colors.  I added luscious gray plaid ribbon to go with the metal wheels.  I don’t know about you, but I’m lovin’ this color combo!

Craft Hoarders December 15 07This is the first inside panel when you open the box. It is designed so that a photo can be tucked behind the border and medallion.

Craft Hoarders December 15 02And here is the inside “cover” page. I used my craft knife to cut the image out of the center of this cute tag to make it look like a slide mount. Remember those? The top is left open so a small photo can be tucked in that space.

Craft Hoarders December 15 01The box opens up into these fun panels.  You already saw a close up of the  panel on the left.

Craft Hoarders December 15 05The panel on the right has room for a photo because I glued items in so that there’s room to tuck in a picture or souvenir. The brad at the top pulls out to reveal a tag, and there’s also a pocket on the far right, filled with retro travel- themed journaling cards.

Craft Hoarders December 15 03I decided not to cover up the screw heads with paper, because I like the industrial touch they add.

Craft Hoarders December 15 06The inside of the box is lined with cute paper.  I left this plain for two reasons: one, I love this paper.  Two, I wanted there to be plenty of space for photos and souvenirs.

Craft Hoarders December 15 13This accordion album is loaded with room for photos, pockets for tags and retro ephemera.

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Craft Hoarders December 15 17I even created a vintage “handle” for my luggage by using a banner element from the ephemera pack.

Craft Hoarders December 15 10I matted it on grey cardstock for strength, and then curved it with a bone folder and glued the two handle ends to the box top, topping them with button “screws.”

Craft Hoarders December 15 04The sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders Paper Arts.

They generously provided the design team with loads of holiday dies, and they have provided this very generous prize package for one talented participant in the challenge.

Now go visit the rest of the design team for a dose of crafty inspiration, then get busy making your own travel themed project, linking it up to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG before midnight, Pacific Time, December 28th.

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Donna Idlet –
Ginny Nemchak –
Glenda Brooks –
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Jan Marie Ennenga –
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Pam Bray –
Wendi Hatter Robinson –

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Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon. You should be coming here from Dana’s lovely blog.

Today, we’re featuring the gorgeous ribbons in the December Ribbon Collection.  These ribbons are so dreamy and lustrous, that I had to keep them out on my desk for a few days when they first arrived because looking at them made me sooooo happy!

I’ve been on a winter bird kick lately, and so I made one last winter bird card using these yummy ribbons and some sweet vintage images from Crafty Secrets.

Blog Hop 01I’ve used every single ribbon in the December collection on this card.  I love the sparkle of the Silver Metallic Grosgrain Ribbon when it’s layered over the subtle pattern of the Gray Plaid.

Blog Hop 02And the blue satin with silver metallic edges is one of the prettiest ribbons I’ve ever seen!

Blog Hop 03I layered the Silver Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with this soft wintry Diamond Print Grosgrain to form a border on the bottom of the card.

Blog Hop 04And I just had to layer the Priscilla Crochet Lace with the Swiss Dot Grograin Ribbon in the center.  And, then just for funsies, I made a little banner with all the ribbons.

Now you get to visit Cherry’s beautiful blog which always inspires and delights me!

Here’s the blog hop order, in case you need it:

Thanks for hopping along!






Romantique Garden Sympathy Card Tutorial

Romantique Garden Sympathy Card Tutorial

Hello, friends!  It’s Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I have  another project using the elegant Romantique Garden Collection of Stamps, Dies and papers to share with you.  Sympathy cards might be some of the most difficult cards to create.  You want to create something serene and beautiful…not too fussy, but not too plain, either.  I created a Romantique Garden Sympathy Card that I think strikes just the right note.

Garden Romantique Sympathy 01aIt’s simple, elegant and restful.  I topped one of the beautiful card fronts from the paper collection with stamped and die cut bleeding heart blooms.  The sentiment is from the Sympathy Pre Cut set.  I’ve added a bow made with Old Willow Organza and added some trim from my ribbon scrap bin.

Garden Romantique Sympathy 02aThe inside uses another sentiment from the Sympathy PreCut set, and beautiful artwork and papers from the collection.

You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

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Romantique Garden Sympathy Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1 249 Garden Romantique Paper Collection
HCD 755 Garden Romantique Die
HCD 750 Cut, Mat, Create 1B Dies
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3641 Heartthrob PreCut Set
HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159222 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
452255 Grand Calibur

Other Products: Ivory Cardstock, Forest Moss Distress Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, fancy trim, button, 1/8″ Red Line Tape, gold thread.

Create a 5″ x 7″ card base from Ivory cardstock. Use the Cut, Mat, Create large rectangle to evacuate the focal from the 5″ x 7″ card front, as shown. Run the ribbon around the center of the frame and secure to the back. Glue the frame to the card base.
Use foam dots to secure the focal image to the card front, making sure the foam dots are about 1/4″ away from the edge of the image. Use Red Line Tape to secure the fancy trim around the perimeter of the card focal.
Stamp 3 sets of the heartthrob blossoms onto a piece of green designer paper using Forest Moss Distress Ink. Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut, shape and attach to the focal image with foam dots. Tie a double loop bow from the green ribbon and secure to the side of the card. Top with a fancy button.
For the interior of the card, cut two 4″ x 5″ rectangles from green designer paper. Ink the edges with Forest Moss DI and layer on the interior of the card panel, as shown. Die cut the tag using Luggage and Tags die. Tie a bit of gold thread through the top. Add to the top left side of the panels, as shown. Stamp the sympathy sentiment with Forest Moss DI and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.


Merry Winter Birds

Hello, Friends! Well, winter is definitely on its way.  The skies have been grey and threatening, and I have to wear a sweater in the house while I’m working in order to keep warm.  Winter isn’t all bad, though. I love watching the winter birds at our feeder. It seems their colors are even brighter than usual against the often grey backdrop of winter skies. The feeder on our back deck has been dubbed “The Bird Circus” because the antics of these hungry birds are often quite humorous to behold. As the birds have returned this season, I was inspired to work with some gorgeous Merry Winter Birds from Polly’s Paper Etsy. I think you are going to love them!

This first card is adorned with sweet Aqua Plaid Ribbon and the soft sheen of Iridescent White Metallic String.  I love the way these ribbons pull out the soft blue background in the collaged image.  I’ve also topped it with a star stick pin and some festive Bead Berry Sprays. The white ones are out of stock at the moment, but Bonnie will have more soon. And I think the pink ones would look very pretty with this card,don’t you? My little wrapped packages beneath the tree were made with some paper scraps and topped with Gold Metallic String and now they are all ready for Christmas!

I framed this cutaway card with burlap and black metallic cardstock to give it a rustic
feel.  I love the way the BlackPlaid ribbon grounds the image.  I’ve added more berry
sprays and a trio of RedCottage Roses to emphasize the focal.

This precious little nest has been embossed with antique gold embossing powder. Once again, I’ve used that wonderful gold metallic string to add just the right touch of shimmer to the focal. This Rust and Ivory Plaid Ribbon is the perfect match for this card.  I have used this ribbon over and over again in my Christmas and fall projects this year.  It’s a favorite of mine!

 I’ve saved my favorite card forlast.  This regal bird is perched on snowy branches and crowned with shimmering poinsettias and clusters of Red Bead and Berry Sprays.  Bonnie is out of these in the shop right now, but will have more soon.  You could easily substitute the gold berries and it would look wonderful with the red and burlap panels.  Speaking of burlap, I made a luscious bow using Red Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon to finish off this card.  I love the texture and rustic feel it adds. 

 Do you have a feeder for the winter birds in your yard?  I find it really calms me to sit with a hot cup of tea and watch them on a chilly winter day.  Each season has its own special joys…and for me, the merry winter birds bring cheer and joy to this one. 

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