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Sparkling Poinsettia Window Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Sparkling Poinsettia Window Card Tutorial & Important Announcement

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Before I share my Sparkling Poinsettia window card tutorial, I have an important announcement to make.

This will be my last day as a member of  the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  I know…sad news.  I am sad to leave, and it was a very difficult decision for me.  My Kathy by Design business has increased to the point that I had to make the tough choice to cut back on some of my design team work in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle with room for family responsibilities, time to create, time to pursue personal goals and time for fun.  I have loved being part of the Heartfelt Creations family for the past 2+ years…but all good things must come to an end.  I want to thank Emma Lou and all the wonderful folks at Heartfelt for being so good to me, challenging me and giving me the opportunity to create with their wonderful product.  You’ll still see me creating with my HC goodies…just not every week, and not as a part of the team.  Thank you for understanding.

Now, on to this week’s Sparkling Poinsettia creation!

Kathy by Design/Sparkling Poinsettia Window Card tutorialI don’t know if you’ve received your Sparkling Poinsettia goodies yet, but I can tell you, this is a wonderful collection!  I love all the traditional, elegant patterns and images.  I love the sentiment stamps and I super love the Sparkling Poinsettia flower stamps and dies!  This window card is a lot easier to make than you might think.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

Sparkling Poinsettias Tidings of Joy Window Card 02aI filled my poinsettias with sparkling Czech beads.  Yes, they are little glitzy…but Christmas should be all about sparkle and shine.

Sparkling Poinsettias Tidings of Joy Window Card 03The inside of the card uses the fun candy cane stripe paper and one of the wonderful images from the paper collection.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by this week.  I think you’ll have a lot of fun making this card!

Cheerio,

kathy

SPARKLING POINSETTIA WINDOW CARD TUTORIAL
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3681 Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCD 761 Everyday Hero Die
HCD 765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCDP1 256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
Carmine Red Metallic Stamp Paint
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue

Other Products: White Cardstock; Spellbinders Large Standard Circle Die, Small Standard Circle Die; Spectrum Noir Pens: CT2, DR 1, 2, 3; Picket Fence Distress Paint; Czech Beads, Gold Ribbon; Gold Foil Cardstock; Ranger Archival Library Green Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; Diamond Stickles; Distressing Tool

Directions:

Create a 6″ square top fold card base from white cardstock. Use the Spellbinders Large Standard Circle die to cut the center circle design from one of the 6″ square card fronts in the paper collection. Place the evacuated card front over the front of your card base. Tape the Large Standard Circle Die in place and die cut a window from the card base. Glue the evacuated card front around the circle. Distress the inside edge of the circle and ink with Archival Library Green ink.

Fussy cut the candy cane stripe and Star of Bethlehem scene from one of the card fronts in the paper collection. Ink the cut edges and use foam adhesive to mount it in the center of a 4″ x 5″ card front that has a candy cane stripe border. Glue this to a 6″ square of soft green background paper. Line the interior of the card with this panel. This is the scene that will show through the card window.

Use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment buckle and sentiment stamp from the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle. Die cut with the Everyday Hero Die. Mat the sentiment arrow onto gold foil cardstock. Use the Spellbinders Small Standard Circle to cut a mat for the sentiment buckle. And arrange on the card front as seen, being careful not to glue anything to the interior of the card.

Use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp one set of the Large Sparkling Poinsettia and the Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp sets. Stamp two sets of leaves. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut with the appropriate dies. Sponge the leaves with Library Green ink, and blend in Spectrum Noir CT2. Rub a tiny bit of the Carmine Red Stamp Paint over the tops of the leaves and immediately wipe off with a damp paper towel. This will leave the sparkle behind, but remove the red paint. Color the poinsettias with Spectrum Noir DR 1, 2, 3 and then blend in CT2. Tap with Carmine Red Metallic Stamp Paint. Let dry. Shape and stack, filling the centers with beads. Tap the petals very lightly with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and tap the leaves as well.

Add the ribbon to the top of the card. Create a multi loop bow and hot glue to the top right hand of the card, being sure not to glue to the card interior. Add the flowers and leaves, as shown. Tap the stars with Diamond Stickles.

 

Blazing Poppy Thank You Card

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Blazing Poppy Thank You Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I have a bright, bold Blazing Poppy Thank You Card to share with you, along with a tutorial so that you can make your very own.

Blazing Poppy Thank You Card/Kathy by DesignI did some stamping, some die cutting, some embossing and lots of layering on this 5″ x 7″ card.  This poppy red cardstock and the black accents just seem to be a match made in heaven.

Orange Poppies Card 02I spritzed my stamped and colored image with some Gold Glimmer Mist.  The flower centers are either beads, or Prima Flower Centers.

Orange Poppies Card 04Black satin ribbon and gold metallic string carry out the theme.  I also added some pretty Antique Gold Faux Wired Burlap to the card base to add texture.

Orange Poppies Card 05I created a fun gift card pocket on the inside of the card.

Here’s the tutorial: (I’ve linked all the HC products to the online store for your convenience.)

Blazing Poppies Thank You Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1 255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCD 764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamps
HCPC 3676 Blazing Poppy Vase Cling Stamps
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamps
Deluxe Tool Kit
Stamp Pad
Crackle Distress Paint
Viva Décor Moss Green 3-D Stamp Paint

Other Products: SU Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral Cardstock, White Cardstock, Core’dinations Pearlized Black Cardstock; watercolor paper; Versamark, clear embossing powder, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Old Paper, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Spellbinder Oval Majesty, Large Classic Ovals Dies; Distress Markers: Barn Red, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint; Detail Water Brush; Diamond Stickles; Gun Metal Czech Beads; Prima Say it in Studs Flower Centers; 3/8″ black double sided satin ribbon, Antique Gold Faux Burlap wired ribbon, gold metallic string. foam dots, Gold Glimmer Mist.

Directions:

To make the homemade gold mist, combine 1/2 tsp. Perfect Pearls Gold powder in a small spray bottle that is filled with water.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the poppy image onto watercolor paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color with Distress Markers and detail water brush. Fussy cut. When dry, tap flower petals with Diamond Stickles. Cut the largest oval from white cardstock. With the die still in place, sponge the surface of the oval with Old Paper Distress Ink. Use London Fog Memento Ink to stamp the Elegant Word Background. Mat onto Calypso Coral cardstock. Use foam dots to secure the fussy cut stamped and colored image to this oval. Die cut the largest Oval Majesty Die. Spritz with homemade gold mist. Use foam dots to secure the two ovals together.

Cut the 5″ x 7″ card front from the paper collection. Secured the Antique Gold Faux Burlap ribbon down the center of the card front. use foam dots to attach the card focal to the card front panel as shown. Run black ribbon up the left side and top with a double black bow and a triple loop bow made with gold metallic string. Top with a button, if desired. Prepare a 5.5″ x 7.5″ card base from Pearlized black cardstock. Glue the card front to the card base.

Use Versamark to stamp several sets of the Poppy Petals to Poppy Parade cardstock. Emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut with the Blazing Poppy Die. Spritz with gold mist. Shape and stack. Fill the center of one flower with a Prima flower center. Fill the other two with gun metal Czech beads. Set aside to dry. Use Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the Open Classic Leaf onto white cardstock. Die cut with the Classic Leaf die. Sponge with Moss Green 3-D Stamp Paint. Shape with Tool Kit and cut into two sections. Glue the flowers onto the card front as shown, and add the leaves. Use the Luggage and Tags die to cut out the sentiment ticket. Secure to the card front with foam dots.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Jumbo Poppy Tag Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!  We’re taking another look at the beautiful Blazing Poppy release from Heartfelt Creations.  This time, I have a Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I think you are going to like it!

Kathy by Design/Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag TutorialI had a little fun playing with embossing powder on this tag.  I used a Ranger Jumbo Black tag as my base.  The Poppy Border and Filler stamps were done in white pigment ink, then heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.  Then, I stitched the black tag to a red cardstock base.    Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02aHere,  I used Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder to stamp my poppies onto the same red cardstock.  I love the contrast of that yellow embossing powder against the red cardstock!  The centers were filled with Prima flower centers and Black Soot Distress Stickles.  For my foliage, I used the classic leaf stamp and die.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 03

Here’s a  closeup so you can see all the wonderful texture and detail of these gorgeous flowers!

 

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02bBut we’re not done having fun with embossing powder yet!  I stamped and die cut 2 of the beautiful Botanical Wings butterflies.  One, from cardstock and one from clear cardstock.  The beautiful black poppies were stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed with more of the Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I folded some of the smaller petal layers and tucked them behind my focal sentiment to add extra depth and dimension.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02I have a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below so that you can make your own tag if you’d like.  These flowers are stunning, whether you go soft and pastel as I did last week, or you go bold and fiery like this week’s project.  Have fun playing with Blazing Poppies!

I’m entering this tag in the following challenges:

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

BLAZING POPPY JUMBO TAG TUTORIAL

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1-255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3675 Poppy Corner and Border Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3678 Poppy Fillers Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3652 Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD 764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
Deluxe Tool Kit
Stamp Pad
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Bridal Embossing Powder
Viva Décor Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint

Other Products: Jumbo Black Tag; SU Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral Cardstock, White, Black Cardstock; Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder; Tattered Angels Roses R Red Glimmer Glam, Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist; Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Versamark; ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink; Black Soot, Diamond Stickles; Prima Say it in Studs Flower Centers; beads; Cream Seam Binding, Foam Dots.

Directions:

Use white pigment ink to stamp the Poppy Border at the base of the black tag. Stamp the baby’s breath from Poppy Fillers onto the remainder of the tag. Heat emboss with Bridal Embossing Powder. Mat with Poppy Parade Cardstock and sew along the edges.

Stamp two sets of Poppy Petals onto Poppy Parade Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Stamp an additional set onto black cardstock. Heat emboss with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Die cut with the Blazing Poppy Die. Shape with the Deluxe Tool Kit. Spritz the Poppy Parade poppies with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Paint the black poppy layers with Roses R Red Glimmer Glam. Set the largest layer of the black poppy aside. Stack the remaining flower layers and fill centers with beads or Prima flower centers.

Die cut the Decorative Oval Die from Poppy Parade Cardstock. Glue onto the top third of the tag base.

Stamp the Classic Open Leaf onto white cardstock using Peeled Paint Distress ink. Die cut with the Classic Leaf Die. Sponge with Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint. Cut into 3 sections.

Fussy cut “You are One in a Million” from the paper collection. Ink with Versamark and heat emboss with UTEE. When cooled, crack slightly. Place foam dots in the center and attach to the center of the Decorative Oval Die.

Stamp two large butterflies from Botanical Wings onto designer paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Heat emboss with Bridal EP. Die cut and spritz very lightly with Oriental Poppy. Shape the wings and glue the two bodies together to form a dimensional butterfly. Glue onto card base as shown. Add Black Soot Stickles to the Butterfly Body and Diamond
Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Cut the largest black poppy petal into 2 pieces and pinch pleat the petals. Use hot glue to secure beneath the tag focal, as shown. Add the black poppy to the top of the fussy cut image, as shown. Tuck a small piece of the Classic Leaf behind it. Arrange the other flowers and leaves on the tag as shown.

Dye the seam binding by spritzing it with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Scrunch together and let dry, or dry carefully with a heat gun. Smoosh Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a non porous surface and spritz with water. Randomly tap the seam binding into the puddle, scrunch and dry. Use to create the top streamers and bow on the tag.

 

 

 

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card

 Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card

Hello Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today, I have a super fun Cascading Fuchsia shaker card and tutorial to share with you.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 02aI am just loving the beautiful Decorative Oval Die that comes with the Cascading Fuchsia collection!  There are so many different ways to use it: as a layering piece, a frame, ornaments and as you can see here…layered over clear acrylic cardstock!  It’s such a versatile die.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 04I wanted to share this detail shot so you can see the way the cascading fuchsia blossoms are shaped.  I added a light shimmer to mine by sponging them with Violet Metallic 3-D Stamp Paint.  Can you spot the pretty sequins I tucked inside the card?

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 01aI created a big poufy bow with light, airy white organza ribbon that I topped with a loopy bow made from White Iridescent Metallic String. I topped this off with a pretty button I found in my stash.  Violet pearls were added to the center of each diamond. I wanted to keep my embellishments simple so that the die cut and gorgeous Cascading Fuchsias could take center stage.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 03aThe flowers were fussy cut from the paper collection and layered beneath the blossoms.  You can read in the tutorial how I created the frame and shaker panel.  I did sew the evacuated card front to the clear acrylic cardstock, but glue or double stick tape would work, too.  One of the things I love about this card is that the inside is just as pretty as the outside.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 05I decorated the top inside panel with more of the pretty lattice paper that I used on the front cover, and then added another card front and tag from the collection.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 06You can tuck a gift card behind the tag, as I left enough area unglued to allow for that.

There’s a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below, in case you want to make your own Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCD 763 Decorative Oval Die
HCD 762 Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3668 Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamps
HCPC 3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 254 Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
GBCC811 8.5″ x 11″ Clear Cardstock
Viva Décor Rose Metallic Stamp Paint
Viva Décor Violet Metallic Stamp Paint
Stamping Pad
Colorbox Dark Peony Chalk Ink
Colorbox Rouge Chalk Ink
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
Other Products: White Cardstock, SU Pretty in Pink Cardstock; Jet Black Archival Ink; craft knife, glue dots, hot glue gun, Kaiser Adhesive Pearls, 7/8″ white organza ribbon, Fuchsia sheer iridescent ribbon, white iridescent metallic string, button, sequins, foam tape
Directions:
Cut a 5″ x 7″ card front from the paper collection. I used the one with the lattice, leaves and flowers. Use your craft knife to evacuate the artwork from the frame. Fussy cut the leaves from the artwork and set aside. Cut a 5″ x 7″ rectangle from clear acrylic cardstock. Stitch (or glue) to the evacuated frame. Cut a coordinating 5″ x 7″ panel from the paper collection. Cut a 5″ x 7.5″ rectangle from pink cardstock. Score at 1/2″ from the top edge and line up the 1/2″ lip over the top of the designer paper panel so that you have created a top fold card with a pink cardstock base. Place 1/2″ wide foam adhesive tape all around the edges of the front of the designer paper rectangle. Fill with sequins. Peel off the liner and carefully glue down the clear cardstock frame over this rectangle. Press down to seal. This is your shaker card base.
Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock. Center over the front of the card and use Dries Clear Glue to attach over the clear cardstock, as shown.
Stamp and Die cut several sets of the Cascading Fuchsia stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. (I used an entire piece of 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock) Die cut. Use a sponge dauber to color both the fronts and the backs with the chalk inks. Dilute the Viva Décor metallic paints with a little water and sponge over front and back of the die cut flowers to add shine. Shape with the tool kit. Shape the fussy cut leaves with the largest nib from the tool kit and arrange on the card front, gluing down as you go. Add the flowers. Place small pearls on the stamens and in the center of the Oval Die cut. Tie white organza ribbon around the base of the card and add a triple bow to the top. Tie a loopy bow with iridescent metallic string and glue down. Add the fancy button.
Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut the sentiment ticket from the paper collection. Secure to the card front with foam adhesive.
Finish the inside of the card by covering the top and bottom sections with paper from the collection. Die cut a tag from the paper collection with the Luggage and Tags Die. Stamp with the sentiment from Classic Message Cling Stamp Set . Top with a bow, if desired. Add to the inside of the card, as shown.

 

Everyday Heroes Mini Album Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes Mini Album Tutorial and Video

Hello Friends!

What an exciting Heartfelt Creations Wednesday this is going to be!  It’s the release day for the epic Everyday Heroes Collection of Stamps, Dies and Papers. Before I share my Everyday Heroes Mini Album with you, here’s a little more information about this amazing collection:

Do you have an unsung hero in your life? Your champion may never have a medal pinned to his or her chest, but you can demonstrate your gratitude with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations. These epic stamps, dies and papers salute the extraordinary “ordinary people” who inspire us as they live their daily lives with honor and integrity. Greys, teals, khakis, creams and browns have been blended with distressed newsprint, vintage maps, globes, sailing ships, timepieces, combat boots, stripes, dots and flourishes to create a rugged, paper collection that is timeless in its appeal. Six deeply etched cling stamp sets featuring detailed collages, inspiring sentiments and unique circular elements that mesh perfectly with the paper collection and matching set of dies. Let’s sing the praises of the unsung heroes in our lives with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

I fell in love with this collection immediately!  It is totally “my cup of tea!” And I could not wait to work up a mini album with all the fabulous stamps, dies and papers.  Here’s a look at the cover:

Everyday Heroes Mini Album/http://www.kathybydesign.com

Everyday Heroes Mini Album/Kathy by Design

I have one more photos to share, then a step out tutorial for the cover and some tips on how to make the pocket pages, followed by a video tour of the album.  You’ll find a complete supply list and tutorial at the end of this post.

Everyday Hero Mini Album 05aA little peeky at the inside.  I decided to change the orientation of this binder and use it horizontally.  It just seemed like the right thing to do.  This mini is loaded with tags and pockets.  But I’m going to show you the steps I took to build the cover and the pocket page you see here.  Ready?

Everyday Heroes Mini Album  Cover Tutorial

Everyday Hero Mini Tute01For starters, I inked all the edges of the album with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Then I stamped it randomly with the fabulous Newsprint stamp from the collection.  I used Ranger Cobalt Archival Ink to do this.  I cut a 5″ square of burlap, fringed the edges and secured it to the cover with Scor-Tape.  Then I tore a piece of kraft corrugate cardstock, inked it up and glued it to the right hand side of the cover.  I cut a 4.25″ square of the aqua newsprint paper from the collection, crumpled it all up, opened it carefully and inked the creases with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Then I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Mists in Cappuccino, Bronze and Blue Patina and glued it down, leaving all those yummy creases in place.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute03Using the Luggage and Tags die, I cut one of the beautiful tags from the paper collection along with one of the journal tags.  I popped a copper brad into the top of the tag, inked all the edges and layered them on top of the cover as you see here.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute02Next, I fussy cut this medallion from the paper collection, inked the edges and used foam dots to mount it on two Lattice Swirls dies that I cut from teal cardstock.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute04I used foam dots to secure this to the album cover.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute05I wanted to add a bow, but I wanted it to look sort of weathered and grunged up, so I spritzed this navy center stitch burlap ribbon with water, tapped it with Vintage Photo DI, and crumpled it up a little before I created this big loopy bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All.  TI tied the center of the bow with a piece of burlap string to prevent it from being too bulky.  I also fringed the tails.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute06Next, I created another loopy bow with natural burlap string and navy burlap string.  This was hot glued on top of the first bow.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute07I dug through my button stash and found this big denim button…which was the perfect finishing touch for the cover of my mini album!  Hooray!

Everyday Hero Mini Tute08Here’s how I made the large pockets in this album.  Each one is slightly different, but the process is very similar, so this will be a good guide for you.  Cut a 7″ x 4.75″ rectangle from the paper of your choice, and round the top edges with a 1/2″ corner chomper.  Use a 3/4″ circle punch to cut a thumb hole, then ink all the edges with Vintage Photo ink.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute09Cut a 7.5″ x 5.25″ rectangle of teal cardstock.  Score the sides so that the interior is just slightly larger than the panel you created in the last step.  Fold the sides UP and burnish with a bone folder.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute10Add a thin bead of glue to the sides and bottom of your rectangle.

Everyday Hero Mini Tute11Carefully center the designer paper panel over the glued edges of the cardstock panel. Round the top corners with a 1/2″ corner chomper. Glue it into the mini album.  I cut card fronts down and backed them with cardstock to form pockets within the album.  I also scored and folded tags and die cuts to make pockets.  You can really turn anything into a pocket as long as you remember to leave an open edge somewhere.  Now you should have enough information to get you started in making pockets of all shapes and sizes.

Everyday Heroes Mini Album Video Tour

I hope you enjoy this short video tour, and if you do, I hope you’ll let me know in the comment section below.  Thanks so much for joining me here today….and be sure to let the Everyday Heroes in your life know how much they mean to you today!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Everyday Heroes Mini Album Tutorial

Products Used:
HCDP1 253 Everyday Hero Paper Collection
HCD 733 Lattice Swirls Die
HCD 744 Celebrate the Journey Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
Cut, Mat, Create Dies 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B
HCD 761 Everyday Hero Die
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments Cling Stamps
HCPC 3662 My Anchor Cling Stamps
HCPC 3665 Everyday Hero Newsprint Cling Stamps
HCPC 3666 Everyday Hero Cling Stamps

Other Products: Tall Sara BinderTall Sara Binder Envelopes (Paper Wishes); Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25; teal, kraft, island indigo, natural, copper, black, tan parchment, and corrugate cardstock; Cobalt, Jet Black, Coffee Ranger Archival Ink; Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Cappuccino, Blue Patina, Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist; Navy Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon, Natural Burlap String, Navy Burlap String; Copper Brads; 1/2″ corner chomper, 3/4″ circle punch; foam dots, glue gun; assorted embellishments.

Directions:
Note: All the paper edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Ink the edges of the binder with Vintage Photo Ink. Stamp the edges , spine and back of the binder with the Newsprint Stamp and Cobalt Ink. Cut a 5″ burlap square and adhere to the left hand side of the cover. Spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist. Cut a 5″ square of the aqua newsprint paper from the collection. Distress the edges and crumple up into a ball. Open carefully, sponge the creases with tea die and spritz with Perfect Pearls Mists. Glue onto cover, as shown. Tear a piece of corrugate cardstock, ink and spritz, then layer under the aqua newsprint. Cut the artwork panel and tag from the paper collection and layer onto the cover, as shown.

Fussy cut the Everyday Heroes Medallion from the paper collection. Die cut teal Lattice Swirls and use foam dots to position the medallion above the Lattice Swirls. Adhere the medallion to the cover with foam dots.

Spritz the burlap center stitch ribbon with water. Crumple lightly. Tap with Tea Dye Ink. Tie a multi-loop bow and hot glue to the cover, as shown. Tie a burlap string bow, and glue on top. Add a large denim button.
Cut 14 tags from cardstock, parchment, and the paper collection. Top with copper brads. You will insert these into the various pockets found in the album.
Cut 5 kraft cardstock pages measuring 6.5″ x 4.75″. Punch holes along the top to line up with the rings in the binder. These will be your pages.
Decorate 3 of the Tall Sara Envelopes by stamping with the Newsprint stamp and inking with Distress Inks or covering with designer paper. Insert between the kraft cardstock pages. These will be used to hold photos, journal notes or ephemera.
Cut photo mats to fit the cardstock pages using the Cut, Mat, Create 1-A and 2-A Dies. Cut additional embellishments using the 1-B, 2-B Dies.
Create pocket pages by leaving one edge of the designer papers or photo mats unglued. Slip tags or artwork into these pockets. To create tag pockets, score the tag 1/3 of the distance from the top and fold. Staple the edges together to form a pocket. Die cut the largest nested label from the Spellbinders die and fold to create a fancy pocket. Staple the edges. Tuck small artwork from the collection into these pockets.
Stamp and die cut the Celebrate the Journey Sentiments and use to decorate the mini album. Add pearls, buttons and artwork from the collection as desired.

Daisy Dreams Card Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!

It is truly springtime here in North Carolina. The whole world is dressed up as though it is getting ready to go to a fancy dress ball. Bradford Pears are adorned in layers of foamy white blossoms, tender leaves are popping out in myriad shades of green, and along the road, the wispy branches of red buds add delightful pops of color.  Yellow forsythia bells ring out the glad news that winter is past, and spring has come to stay.  It’s all so beautiful, it almost makes my heart pop!  I wanted to capture the exuberance and beauty of early springtime on this Daisy Dreams card tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 08aI combined beautiful Peacock Paisley papers with Delightful Daisies stamps and dies to create a dreamy springtime base for this top fold card. For the card focal, I used my favorite stamp from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Dream in Beauty was inked up with Ranger Archival Cobalt ink and stamped directly onto the open space on the card panel. This was heat embossed with clear ink, and “colored” in with Diamond Stickles.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 05Then I stamped Dream in Beauty onto clear cardstock and die cut just the butterfly with the Botanical Wings Die.  I colored the back side of the butterfly with assorted alcohol markers (see the tutorial below for details) and heated it gently so that I could shape the wings.  I glued it onto the card base with Glossy Accents.  I added more Stickles to the stamped flourishes and the butterfly body , then lightly sprinkled the whole thing with Mustard Seed Distress Glitter because it looks like pollen.  I just love the glitz and shine on that butterfly, don’t you?

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 11aThe frothy, poufy bow was tied with white organza to mimic the feel of those Bradford Pear blossoms I was talking about earlier.  I tapped it lightly with some of the same inks I used to color the daisies.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 02aYou can see a little peeky of the inside of the card here.  I just used another panel of the same paper found on the front of the card, and left room to write a nice note.

Wishing you a glorious springtime and Daisy Dreams!

Cheerio,

kathy

Daisy Dreams Card TUTORIAL

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collectin
HCPC 3655 Dream in Beauty Cling Stamps
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamps
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 760 Delightful Daisies Die
GBCC811 8.5″ x 11″ clear cardstock
130524 Distress Crackle Paint

Other Products: White Cardstock, Spring Green Cardstock (DCWV); Archival Ink: Cobalt, Butterscotch, Sap Green; Clear Embossing Powder; Diamond Stickles; Spectrum Noir Pens: JG4, GT2, BT6, BT7, GB3, FL3; Gold Painty Pen, Colorbox Primary Pastel Paintbox Chalk Ink, Colorbox Blossom Paintbox Chalk Ink; 1″ wide organza ribbon; Prima Raja Flower Centers; Mustard Seed Distress Glitter

Directions: Create a 5.5″ x 6″ top fold card base from the spring green cardstock. Cut a 5.25″ 5.75″ rectangle of the dark navy daisy paper from the Peacock Paisley collection. Cut a 5″ x 5.5″ rectangle of the light green daisy border paper from the collection and mat with the dark navy. Stamp this panel with the “Dream in Beauty” stamp using cobalt ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom edge about 1/2″ from the card base. Top with the bow. Brush the butterfly with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.

While the butterfly is drying, stamp and die cut several sets of the Delightful Daisies using cobalt, butterscotch and sap green ink onto white cardstock. Shape and stack. Sponge with a mix of blue and yellow inks from the Chalkbox Paintboxes. Paint with Distress Crackle Paint, sprinkle with Distress Glitter and set aside to dry. When dry, hot glue the Raja flower centers in place and arrange the flowers onto the prepared card base.

Stamp the “Dream in Beauty” stamp a second time onto the clear cardstock. Heat emboss carefully with clear embossing powder and die cut with the Botanical Wings die. You will probably have to run through your machine several times to cut out the butterfly and add cardstock shims as needed. Color the back of the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Markers and Painty Pen. Bend the wings upwards to look like a butterfly in flight. Add Stickles to the back side of the wings and set aside to dry. When completely dry, glue on top of the stamped butterfly on the card base. Add Stickles to the flourishes and butterfly antennae.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  And Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I have a CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial to share with you.  Yes!  You heard me right!  I said Clean and Simple!  Not what you usually expect when you visit my blog, and the hardest style for me to achieve, but sometimes, the unexpected happens, and that is what makes life so interesting.  Take a peeky:

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

When I receive a new design team collection, I like to sit down and stamp all the stamps on plain white cardstock using black ink. It helps me really get a feel for how I want to use the stamps in a given collection.  Well, I was floored by how stunning these Peacock Paisley images were when simply stamped in black and white , and I decided to create these CAS note cards to really showcase their incredible beauty.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 11Look at the gorgeous detail on this Daisy Flourish Stamp!  It is beautiful when colored and embellished, of course, but how wonderful to have stamps in my stash that I can use to create a 10 minute card when I need to!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

This Feathery Peacock stamp has a wonderful almost dreamlike quality to it.  Talk about elegant!  It fits the bill perfectly!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 04Here I used the budding daisy from the Feathered Daisy Stamp set as the card focal, and added the beautiful little wisps from the Daisy Flourish Stamp as corner accents.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 02I did do a couple of simple things to dress these cards up.  First, I added a square knot tied with Really Reasonable Ribbon Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin.  It’s the perfect compliment to the envelopes I made with Stampin’ Up Pool Party Cardstock.  I lined each envelope with the stunning paisley print from the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection.   I added another little torn strip of this paper to the front of each envelope.  You can bundle these 4 Pretty Peacock Note Cards up with the envelopes and tie with a ribbon to present as a gift, or just keep them so that when you need to write a quick note, you have a pretty card handy.

I know you are probably surprised to find such simple cards here on my blog…the girl who is known for loads of layers and embellies tucked into every possible crevice!  But sometimes it’s nice to let a beautiful stamped image take center stage all by itself.  And, for those of you who are timid about stamping, this is a great collection!  As you can see, it’s can be quick and easy to produce an amazing card without a whole lot of technique.

You’ll find the complete supply list and tutorial below.  I’d love to hear what you think of these CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Peacock Paisley Note Cards

HCPC 3657 Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3658 Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3659 Peacock Paisley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Other Product: white parchment paper; SU Pool Party Cardstock; Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon; W R Memory Keepers Envelope Tool

Directions:
Create two 4.25″ x 5.5″ top fold card bases from white parchment paper. Cut 1 sheet of Pool Party into four (4) 4″ x 5.25″ rectangles. Cut 1 sheet of white parchment paper into four (4) 3.75″ x 5″ rectangles.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp images onto the white parchment rectangles. Wrap with the Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and tie a square knot bow. Mat with the Pool Party cardstock. Glue onto the card bases.

Create 4 matching envelopes from Pool Party Cardstock following the instructions on the Envelope Tool. Line with paisley paper from the collection following this tutorial.

For gift giving, bundle the cards and envelopes together and tie with ribbon.

 

 

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