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Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio

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Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio for the HC Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the  July 2018 Heartfelt Creations Alumni  Blog Hop!  Summertime colors inspired this bright and cheery Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio that I have to share with you today.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01a

  • This 5.25″ x 7.25″ card folio is like summer sunshine and summer skies.  Create the card base by cutting a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ cream cardstock into two 5.25″ x 8.5″ panels.
  • Join the two short ends together with Scor-Tape or Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then score on the long side at 7.25″ , 7.5″.
  • Fold to form a card base with a 1/4″ spine.
  • Score the extra flap and fold to the inside of the card to form a pocket.
Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio:  Designing the Card Cover

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 02

I always create my card cover before I attach it to the card base.  This way, it stays clean and pretty.  Here’s how I put these card layers together.

  • Cut a 5″ x 7″ rectangle of the dark teal print from the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection.
  • Mat on a slightly larger piece of white cardstock.
  • Now die cut the largest Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock. Center and adhere to the dark teal panel.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the yellow daisy print from Peacock Paisley.  Mat on a slightly larger piece of white cardstock.  Back with foam tape. Center and adhere over the Eyelet Lace Frame.
  • Then, cut a 3″ x 5″ rectangle of the paisley print panel.  Mat as before.  Back with foam tape. Center and adhere.
  • Now cut a 5.25″ x 2.5″ panel of the chevron stripe paper.  Mat just the upper and lower edges on white cardstock.  Add foam tape only to the left and right hand sides.  Center over the paisley print and adhere.
  • Die cut the Yellow Daisy/Peacock Feathers tag from the collection using the Luggage and Tags Die.  Back with foam tape.  Adhere to the card front so that the tapered end lines up with the chevron border on the right.
  • Finally, die cut the Ticket Sentiment using the Luggage and Tags Die.  Back with foam tape and adhere to the tag.
Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio: Making the Flowers

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 03

I don’t know about you, but I adore daisies.  These Delightful Daisies are so easy to make thanks to the Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, the matching die and the Basic Flower Mold.  Here’s how to make them.

  • First, stamp two sets of daisies onto plain white cardstock using ColorBox Butter Chalk Ink.
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the centers with Guacamole Chalk Ink.
  • Add Butter Chalk Ink to the petal edges.
  • Die cut with the Delightful Daisies Die.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 04

  • Now place face down in the Basic Flower Mold.  Spritz lightly with water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Next, remove the flower layers from the mold and shape with the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
  • Layer the petals together, then pierce the centers to insert the stamens.
  • Now brush the petals lightly with Scattered Straw Distress Paint.  Dry.
  • To add color and shine, spritz the finished flowers with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist, or any yellow mica based spray.
  • Set aside to dry.
Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio: Leafy Accents

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 05

Adding foliage to a flower cluster lends it a realistic and full appearance.  I love the new Leafy Accents Stamps, Dies and Mold.  I had these pretty leaves made in no time flat.  Here’s how.

  • First, stamp all 4 leaf stamps onto plain white card using Guacamole Chalk Ink.
  • Next, heat emboss with Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter or whatever glitter embossing powder you have in your stash.
  • Use sponge daubers to add Lime Pastel and Butter Chalk Ink to the interior of the leaves.
  • Now, die cut with the matching Leafy Accents Die.
  • Next, place the die cut leaves face down in the Leafy Accents Mold.  Spritz lightly with water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • As a finishing touch, I sponged Guacamole Chalk Ink over the embossed veins.

Now all you have to do is arrange your leaves and flowers!  I added a shabby chic seam binding bow and some glitter ribbon to finish my flower cluster.  Then I added two small daisies, a charm and glitter ribbon to the side of my tag.

Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Inside my card, I created a little flap/pocket combo.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 07

I hand wrote my sentiment on the left hand side of the flap.  Then I added a little tea bag pocket on the right.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 08

I dressed up my pocket with a bold chevron print and a die cut ticket sentiment.  Then I filled it to bursting with all kinds of little goodies.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 09

You’ll find a honey stick to go with the tea bag.  And I scored/folded a row of the little ATC sized panels on the cut apart page to form an accordion folio.  This is held closed with a peacock belly band.

I used the scraps on my work table to create a mini note card and a bookmark, too.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 10

Add a handmade tassel and charm to make the bookmark really special.

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 11Finally, I created a 4″ x 5″ gift card holder.  I love to use up those scraps on my worktable!  It makes cleanup so much easier!

On With the Hop!

This hop ends at 11:59PM EDT on Monday, July 30th.  One comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations shopping spree.  The winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st.   If you are the lucky winner, send an e-mail to socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the Subject Line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize, or another name will be chosen to win.

Here’s the blog hop list for this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Pam  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Emily  ♥ MartineAlissa  ♥ Amarilys Susan  ♥ Marie

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Delightful Daisies Peacock Paisley Card Folio Supply List

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Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Scattered Straw Distress Paint, Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist, Wow Neutral Clear Glitter Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, White Cardstock

 

 

Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations June 2018 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  Today I have a a lovely Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card to Share with you.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the bottom of this post along with a supply list.  Are you ready to hop?  Let’s get started!

Sweet Day Lush Lilac Get Well Card by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This collection is well-named!  It is so lush!  Growing up in New England, lilac bushes were always the harbinger of Springtime.  You could count on the winter weather and snow being past when the lilacs started to bloom.

I’ve combined the Lush Lilac Blooms with Sweet Peonies on this 5 1/4″ x 8″ top fold card.  The darling little birds, ornate bird cages,  tiny lilac blossoms and peonies look so pretty together.

One of the things I love about working with Heartfelt Creation products is the thoughtful design of each collection.  For instance, in the Lush Lilac paper collection, there’s a whole page of lovely printed/colored lilac blooms.  You simply place the matching die over the paper, cut out, run through the Lush Lilac flower mold and boom!  Dozens of perfectly colored and shaped lilac blossoms in no time.  I brushed each blossom with a little Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue, then shook them in a container of Angel Dust Glitter to add just a touch of sparkle and shine.

Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Construction Details

Sweet Day Lush Lilac Get Well Card by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This is a very simple card to make. NOTE: I inked all my cut edges with ColorBox Plumeria chalk ink.

  • First, cut the main card panel from the collection.  I cut mine to measure 4 3/4″ x 7 1/4″.
  • Now mat the panel on a slightly larger amethyst cardstock panel.  Machine stitch around the perimeter with cream thread.
  • Next, lay the stitched panel on a glass cutting mat (or the glass from an old picture frame). Use a craft knife to cut along the left hand edge of the birdcage.  You want a slit that is just large enough to fit the “Have a Sweet Day” tag.
  • To add dimension, back the tag with foam dots or waste chipboard and insert into the prepared opening.  Adhere in place.
  • Now top the tag with a small bow and button.  Add a mini white clothespin to the top right hand corner.  Top with lilac blooms.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Purple Peonies

Here’s how I made my purple peonies:

  • Stamp two sets of Large Sweet Peonies onto patterned paper from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection.  I used ColorBox Plumeria Ink to do this.
  • Stamp 3 Sets of Small Sweet Peonies on patterned paper.
  • Before die cutting, add green or yellow chalk ink to the center of each flower.
  • Die cut flower layers and foliage with the matching dies.
  • Spritz lightly with water and place in the Basic Flower Shaping Mold.  Then run through your die cutting machine.

 

  • Cup each layer with  a stylus from the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
  • Stagger the flower layers and adhere together.
  • Pierce the center of each flower and add stamens.
  • Mist flowers with a combination of Lavender Fields and Dazzling Diamonds Tattered Angels Mist.
  • Dry with a heat gun.
  • Use sponge daubers to add more Plumeria Ink to outside petals and cut edges.
  • Adhere to card.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: A Peek Inside

I’ve added a flap and pocket to the card interior.

This sentiment is so perfect for someone dealing with a long recovery.  I hand wrote it on the open space of the designer paper.  The little flap pocket on the right is filled with cheery thoughts to brighten long days.

The large pocket on the bottom contains more happy thoughts written on some of the lovely tags and journal cards from the cut apart page.

On With the Hop!

Below you will find a list of all the HC Alumni participating in this month’s hop.

You will want to be sure to visit each one, and leave a lovely comment behind.  One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop ends at 11:59PM EDT on Monday, July 2nd, so be sure to hop and comment before that date.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 4th.  I’ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time.  To claim your prize, you must contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours to claim your prize.  Write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Gloria Vicki Pam Martine Susan Alissa

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures!  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio Tutorial for Letter Perfect Challenge at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Frilly and Funkie Letter Perfect Challenge!  I’ve created a really fun Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio to share with you today.  There’s even a little tutorial and a video tour thrown in for your viewing pleasure.  We’ll take a look at everything in just a second, but first, let’s see what Sara Emily, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: Letter Perfect
According to Merriam Webster, ‘letter perfect’ is defined as “correct to the smallest detail”. We’re not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don’t have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio on YouTube

It makes sense to start this post with the video tour of this Tag Folio before we look at the details.  So here you go…it’s  just a short, 11 minute video tour loaded with tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  Enjoy!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio:  The base-ics

Graphic 45 Imagine  Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is an 8″ x 10″ folio with a lightweight chipboard base.  Because I knew that I would be adding a tag box to the front, the folio itself had to have some heft to it so it wouldn’t tip over. I simply scored the sheet of chipboard in half, creased along the fold and voila!  Instant folio base!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

You probably notice that this folio is not thick.  That’s because most of the components are found in this dimensional tag box on the cover.  (There’s fun inside, too….trust me!)  Today’s tutorial will show you how to construct the tag box using a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag as the base.   The tag box, filled with fun tags is a great project all on its own.  But it’s even more fun when added to the cover of a folio, dontcha think?

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: Details and Flowers

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

My imagination ran away with me as I created this romantic Steampunk folio.  I just kept thinking of more things I could add.  Here you see the flowers I made using the G45 Large Tag and Flowers Dies.  These are soooo much fun to make.  Here are a few helpful flower making tips:

  • First,  die cut your flowers from patterned paper.  This gives each flower instant depth and dimension.  I used 8″ x 8″ patterns from the “B” side of the papers for this purpose.
  • Secondly, lightly mist your die cut petals with water before shaping.  I’m talking a very light misting…not Niagara Falls!  This does two things: first, it softens the paper making it easier to shape the petals.  Secondly, it releases the starch from the paper so that when your flowers dry, they will hold that shape.
  • Thirdly: Use a foam mat and ball stylus to shape the petals.  I roll my stylus from the tip of the petals toward the center of the flower to create a realistic shape.  Then I place the tip of my stylus in the center of each flower and “stir” it to cup the flowers.  You can cup them a little, or a lot…it’s up to you.
  • Fourth: if you want to add stamens, punch a hold in the center of each petal layer using and awl.  A standard craft pick does not make a big enough hole.
  • Finally: to add depth and dimension, sponge the petal edges with Distress Ink.  I used Vintage Photo on these flowers, but most any dye or chalk ink will work.  Then to add sparkle, spritz with mica spray or Glimmer Mist.
Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: Ribbon and Tags

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

The pinks in this collection can be a little hard to color match.  But no worries! You can custom dye your own ribbon with Distress Ink and Seam Binding Ribbon.  Here’s how:

  • First, cut a nice long piece of white or ivory seam binding ribbon…at least a yard.  But more is better, so why not do 2 or 3?  You can use the extra on your next project!
  • Now add color.  I like to use Distress Ink Refills for really vibrant color.  Simply place a drop or two on your craft mat or non-porous surface and then spritz with water.  It’s best to add one layer of color at a time, drying in between so you don’t end up with mud.  For this ribbon, I used Tattered Rose, Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass.
  • Dry the ribbon gently with a heat tool, scrunching and crumpling it as you dry it.
  • To add some shadow and contrast, i tapped my Worn Lipstick Distress ink pad very lightly in a random kind of way over the top of my dried ribbon.  I love the way it turned out!
Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

The inside is fairly simple.  It was fun and easy to cover the Staples Ivory Tags thanks to the die.  Then I just scored a line on the bottom to make a flap and added them to the folio.

 

How to Turn a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag into a Tag Box

Here’s the promised tutorial.

How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

To create the top border, I backed a border strip with waste chipboard.  Then I adhered Venise Lace along the bottom edge.

Letter Perfect: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to play along in this Letter Perfect Challenge.   To do so,  Just create a shabby chic or vintage project  that features Letters or Words.   Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, June 26th.

The team will pick four favorite project entries for this challenge.  The top winner will be invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next three will receive badges to display proudly on their blogs.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Barbara H.

 

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box for the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here. You’ll find a complete blog hop list at the end of this post.  Since May is the month when we celebrate Memorial Day in the US, I thought a Blazing Poppy themed project would be fun to make.  After a search through the Closet of Shame, I found a lovely round box that some dear soul passed on to me and I decided to upcycle it into this Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This box is about 6″ in diameter and about 3″ high.  Since the base color was already a lovely shade of poppy, I simply needed to add my designer papers, flowers, foliage and embellishments.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box: Tips and Tricks

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 02

Round boxes are fairly easy to alter.  While I didn’t have time to do a complete tutorial this month, here are some tips and tricks that I used:

  • First, measure the height of the inside walls of your box.  Then cut your designer paper about 1/4″ less than that measurement.
  • Next, trace the bottom of the box onto your chosen designer paper.  If you cut inside the traced circle, you should have a liner piece for the box interior that’s just about perfect in size.
  • Then, repeat that process to create the liner piece for the interior cover.
  • I inked all my paper edges with a combination of Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  • Use border strips to line outside edges of the box.  First, brush the back side of your paper with Distress Collage Medium.  After applying your cut strips to the box sides, it is helpful to burnish lightly with a slightly damp paper towel to push out any air bubbles.
  • Add a second coat of Distress Collage Medium to seal and protect the paper.
Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box:  What’s Inside

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 03

 

Since I already had all my “mess” out on the desk, I decided to create a little 4″ square gift card holder to go inside the box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 04

The round focal is cut from one of the pre-designed card fronts in the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection.  To add extra dimension, I popped my fussy cut denim pocket full of poppies up with foam dots.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 05

Next I tucked this die cut tag behind the pocket and added a vintage style metal key.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 06

The interior of the card has a gift card pocket.  Fill it with a tiny tag and miniature chocolate treat for extra fun..

On with the Hop!

This blog hop begins on Friday, May 25th at 8AM EDT and runs until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, May 28th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as one lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card at Heartfelt Creations!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 30th.  I ‘ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time.

The winner needs to contact Heartfelt Creations by email at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa  ♥  Pam  ♥ Archana  ♥ Piyanki ♥   ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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G45 Sneak Peek Week: Imagination Steampunk Card with Handmade Flowers

Imagination Steampunk Card with Handmade Flowers: New Collection!

Hello, G45’ers!  It may be the last day of April on the calendar, but it’s the first day of Sneak Peek Week on the Graphic 45 Blog!  Today through May 2nd, G45 will be revealing the Spring Release Collections.  I’ve had a sneaky peek and I know you are going to be super excited, too.  Lucky me!  I received a few pages of the new Imagine collection last week, and went to work making samples for the reveal party.  This Imagination Steampunk Card uses gorgeous papers and Ephemera Cards along with two of the new G45 Dies.  Let’s take a peek, shall we?

Imagination Steampunk Card Imagine by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

The color palette and images in this collection are inspiring!  It’s as though A Ladies’ Diary bumped into Steampunk Debutante, and Imagine was the result.  This is a softer, more feminine version of steampunk and I found it super fun to work with.

Imagination Steampunk Card: The Clock Focal

I am loving the vintage clock face paired up with this collection. The Square Tag and Clock Dies are fast becoming a “go to” item in my workbasket.  This time, I cut the doily frame from a pearlized bronze cardstock.  Then I cut the clock face from a soft floral pattern from the collection.

Each layer is raised up with dimensionals to give the clock a strong presence in the design.  The center dial is cut from one of the gear corners on the signature page.

And if you love butterflies, you are going to swoon over the gorgeous ones found in this collection.  I fussy cut quite a few, layered them up and added them all the way around the perimeter of the clock.

I’m finding lots of good ways to use the lovely little flourish from the Square Tag and Clock Dies, too.  These corner accents really help tie everything together as well as anchor the design.

The sentiment panel is made from one of the cut apart panels on the border strip page.  I matted this on kraft cardstock.  Then I backed it with waste chipboard to add height.  Finally, I fussy cut the “Imagination” plaque from a second panel, matted it on dimensionals and matched it up carefully.  I love the dimension and simplicity this adds.

Imagination Steampunk Card: The Handmade Flowers

I finally had a chance to play with the G45 Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flowers Metal Dies.  Oooh la la!  Look at these fun steampunk posies!  I cannot get over how beautifully these dies cut through G45’s heavy papers!  One pass through and you’re done!  I added button centers, some Prills and custom dyed seam binding ribbon.

By the way…did you know you can use G45 Decades Dye Ink Pads to custom color ribbon?  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, smoosh the ink pad on your non stick kraft sheet, glass mat or other non-porous surface.
  • Next, mist the ink with water until droplets begin to form.
  • Now, dip and scrunch white seam binding ribbon into this inky pool until it is all soaked up and well distributed.
  • Set aside to dry naturally, or if you are impatient (like me) gently heat dry.

I used Decades Precious Pink to color this ribbon, and it’s a perfect match for the papers.  You’ve gotta love that!

Imagination Steampunk Card: A Peek Inside

The ephemera cards from this collection are soooooo gorgeous!  These are the back sides, if you can believe it!  I’m in love!

Imagination Steampunk Card Supply List

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Other Products: A Penny Saved Prills, Seam Binding Ribbon, Kraft Cardstock, 1.5″ circle punch, Bronze Metallic Cardstock, Copper Brad

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions to this gorgeous new G45 collection.  Please share with me in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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