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Feminine Everyday Heroes Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Feminine Everyday Heroes Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! I have another card made with the epic Everyday Heroes Collection to share with you today.  This one is a little more frilly and feminine, and includes some great mixed media elements.

Everyday Heroes Globe 01aHere’s the tutorial so you can make this card yourself:

Feminine Everyday Heroes Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3663 My World Cling Stamps
HCPC 3665 Newsprint Cling Stamps
HCPC 3666 Everyday Hero Cling Stamps
HCD1 761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamps
HCD1 760 Delightful Daisies Die
HCPC 3547 Classic Leaves Cling Stamps
HCD1 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCST1 -401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001 Stamp Mat Pad
Other Products: Staz-on Black Ink, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Ranger Archival Cobalt Ink, ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink; Picket Fence Distress Paint, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Copper Paint; Perfect Pearls Mist: Turquoise, Pewter; Brown cardstock, black cardstock, copper metallic cardstock, white cardstock, pale green cardstock; Black Embossing Powder, Superfine White Embossing Powder; cream rayon seam binding, white burlap string, button, copper brads, seed beads.

Create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from brown cardstock. Dilute a few drops of metallic copper paint with water and brush the edges of the card base. Cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle from black cardstock. Stamp repeatedly with Newsprint stamp using white ink. Heat emboss with Superfine White Embossing Powder. Distress Edges. Tap with Picket Fence Distress Paint and rub with a damp paper towel. Spray with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. Paint the edges with Copper Metallic paint. Dilute a drop of copper paint and brush over the top of the card, leaving streaks. Distress the card edges.

Spray 3 feet of rayon seam binding with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist and crumple. Set aside to dry, then sprinkle with drops of diluted copper paint. Tie two strips around the black panel and glue to the card base. Top with shabby chic bow, burlap string bow and button that has been tapped with copper paint.

Cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ rectangle from teal designer paper. Ink the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. Distress top and bottom edge. Glue to card as shown. Stamp Everyday Hero stamp onto copper metallic cardstock using Staz-on Black Ink. Emboss with Black EP. Die cut with the Everyday Heroes Die. Insert two copper brads in top and bottom and secure to teal rectangle with foam dots as shown. Stamp the globe from My World Stamp set onto teal designer paper, heat emboss with black EP. Die cut with globe die. Cut a second globe from scrap cardstock. Use the largest nib from the Flower Shaping Kit to round the globe and then secure to the cardstock globe, using a double layer of foam dots in the center of the globe. Use foam dots to secure to round window die cut.

Stamp and die cut a Set of Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock using Cobalt ink. Shape, stack and brush with copper metallic ink. Fill centers with beads. Stamp and die cut two sets of leaves onto pale green cardstock using Peeled Paint DI. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut with the leaf die, shape and add to card. Arrange prepared flowers as shown.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions about how to make this card, please feel free to ask.  I’m always happy to help.



Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Everyday Heroes Double Pocket Card Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello, Friends!

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I’m featuring another wonderful Everyday Heroes creation this week, and will show you how I made this fun interactive card in the double pocket card tutorial below.  Grab a cuppa and a snack…lots of photos and info coming your way!

Kathy by Design/Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Double Pocket Card Tutorial/Kathy by Design

This is the fun Everyday Heroes card we will be making today.  It’s tiny, but mighty…measuring only 4″ x 6″ when all folded up.  But it’s loaded with pockets, tags and room to tuck in a gift card, tea bag or individually wrapped chocolate.  It would be great for Father’s Day or graduation, too!

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 04The front of the card has double pockets with two tags tucked inside.  I stamped my cardstock base with the fabulous Newsprint Stamp.  This  might just by my very favorite stamp that Heartfelt Creations has ever produced!  Oh, the ideas I have in my head for using this stamp!!!  I used the beautiful Arianna Blooms stamp and die to create the flowers from copper metallic cardstock. The antiqued globe was made with the Everyday Heroes My World Stamp set and cut out with the Everyday Heroes Die.  Here’s  a close up of the flowers:

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 02bI brushed the edges with paint and filled the center with beads.  Shaping them was easy because I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping kit!

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 05aThe card opens to reveal a double pocket on the inside that has been filled with journaling inserts from the paper collection and a stamped card front.  Plenty of room here to tuck in a gift card!  Now, let’s get started with our Double Pocket Card Tutorial!

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Voila!  Your double pocket card is now ready to be decorated and filled with tags and other goodies.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

Also, just a reminder, my April Blog Candy event is going on now.  Each Monday in April I am giving away a very gently used set of retired Heartfelt Creations stamps.  You have until this Thursday night to enter this week’s giveaway, and the winner will be announced on Friday.  You can find all the details HERE.  My teammate and buddy Karan Gerber is also doing an April Blog Candy event, so you might want to pop over and visit her BLOG, too!  And don’t forget to visit the Heartfelt Creations BLOG where you’ll find a dazzling array of paper creations to spark your creative energy.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have a minute to leave me some feedback, I’d love to know if you enjoy these photo step-out tutorials.  My heart is to educate and inspire…so any feedback I receive from you is carefully considered.  It helps me plan my projects when I know what you’d like to find here on Kathy by Design.




Everyday Heroes Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3662 My Anchor Cling Stamps
HCPC 3663 My World Cling Stamp
HCPC 3665 Newsprint Cling Stamp
HCPC 3666 Everyday Hero Cling Stamps
HCPC3608 Arianna Blooms Cling Stamps
HCTS1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
278039 Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
DDOTS Double Dots
Other Products: Core’dinations Peanut Butter Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Copper Metallic Cardstock; Staz-on Ink: Timber Brown; Black Embossing Powder; DecoArt Copper Metallic Paint, Americana Décor “Treasure” Chalk Paint; Perfect Pearls Mist, Turquoise; Seed Beads, glitter Ribbon, Jute String,wooden button, copper brad.

Directions: Follow the double pocket card tutorial photos to create the pocket card base. Stamp the newsprint stamp onto the card front, as shown. Line the card pockets inside and out with designer paper, as shown. Punch a small hole in the seam of the card so you can wrap jute string around the front pocket. Top with a jute string bow and button.

Use Timber Brown Staz-on Ink to stamp the Arianna Blooms onto copper Metallic cardstock. Die cut, shape, brush the edges with copper metallic paint and Treasure chalk paint. Spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist. Fill centers with seed beads. Set aside to dry.

Die cut the tags, tickets and tabs from the paper collection using the Luggage and tags die. Mat with kraft cardstock. Stamp two arrows onto designer paper, as shown and then stamp with your chosen sentiments. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Die cut. Brush the edges with copper paint and dry brush randomly with “Treasure” chalk paint. Stamp the buckle onto kraft paper using Timber Brown ink. Heat Emboss with UTEE. Slide arrow through buckle and secure to tag with foam dots, as shown. Add ticket to the polka dot tag. Glue flowers into place. Add the second arrow to the base of the card, as shown.

Stamp the globe from HCPC 3663 onto designer paper. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Die cut with globe die. Cut a second globe from a scrap of cardstock. Use the largest nib from the Flower Shaping kit to round the surface of the globe. Use two foam dots to secure the globe to the die cut cardstock and use another foam dot to add to the base of the card front, as shown.

Insert the artwork into the pockets inside the card. Stamp the anchor from HCPC 3662 onto kraft cardstock. Die cut. Add the anchor ticket and the anchor to the base of the pocekt, as shown. Stamp the circular sentiment from HCPC 3666 into the center of the card front, as shown. Cut the words from the ticket and glue inside the sentiment circle. Free hand cut a heart from designer paper. Brush the edges with copper paint and secure with a foam dot.

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!




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.

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.