Winning with Papercraft Essentials!!

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I am so excited to finally announce that I have won a cardmaking competition in England!!!

I saw a call on Facebook for people to make a card featuring the Apple Blossom collection of embossing folders (All Occasions Folders) and thought about it and then when the deadline for postage came up I decided to actually enter it.  I made one card but it didn’t look right so I made another card right at the last minute which I was much happier with.  I was up early in the morning to complete it and then posted it that afternoon to England.

I couldn’t believe it when I got an email from the publisher of Papercraft Essentials to say that I had won.  In fact I had to read the email several times before it sunk in!!!  And here is the winning card:

You never know what you can achieve unless you try!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

PS the Papercraft Essentials magazine with my card and a feature about me will be available for sale from the 16th November in England.

 

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Some more Heartfelt Love

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today for Inspiration Wednesday I have another two cards featuring the stunning Heartfelt Love collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I just had so much fun with this collection and made quite a lot of projects with it.

 

Materials Used:

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set

HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp

HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die

HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCD!-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

Other – Ranger Silver Embossing Powder,  Heart of Gold Prills, Versamark ink, Heat Gun, Ribbon

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold for a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of pink heart ombre paper 5” x 7” and using the cutting die from the Classic Border basics die set die cut both ends of the paper as shown.  Die cut the eyelet edge from the white cardstock and adhere to the edges of the patterned paper as shown.  Adhere all the paper to the base card as shown.

Die cut the largest eyelet heart from white cardstock and adhere to the base card.  Die cut the second largest eyelet heart from the pink patterned paper and adhere to the white heart.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set in versamark on white cardsock and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.  Using the plain edge heart die die cut the embossed sentiment out and adhere to the pink heart.  Add a satin ribbon bow to the top of the heart.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set on white cardstock.  Colour in the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and finish colouring with the Prismacolour pencils.  Die cut with the coordinating die, shape and adhere around the base of the hearts and over the ribbon bow as shown.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Pearlescent Coral, sponge the centres with Canteloupe inks and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape the flowers using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping and assemble as shown and adhere to the leaves on the front as shown.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set

HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die

HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

Other – White Ribbon, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, Foam tape.

Instructions:

Cut a base card 9” x 6 ¾” and score at 2 ¼” and 4 ½”.  Score to create a z fold card.

Cut a piece of pink heart patterned paper 6 ½” x 4 ¼” and adhere to the back of the card.    Cut two lace borders from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere them to the front of the paper.  Add the ribbon down the front along the centre of the lace borders, and adhere on the back of the paper.  Adhere the paper to the back of the card as shown.

Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 2” x 6 ½” and adhere to the middle of the card.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 2 ¼” x 6 ¾”.  Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 2” x 6 ¾” and adhere to the white cardstock.  Cut two lace borders from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere them to the front of the paper.  Add the ribbon down the front along the centre of the lace borders, and adhere on the back of the card.  Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

To make the hearts die cut the second largest eyelet heart out of darker pink cardstock.  Die cut the largest plain heart in white cardstock and adhere to the pink eyelet heart.  Die cut the next size eyelet heart from the darker pink patterned paper and adhere to the white heart with foam tape.  Stamp the sentiments from the HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set in versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.  Die cut with the next size down plain heart die and adhere to the pink patterned heart.  Adhere the hearts to the base card as shown.

To finish tie a bow with the ribbon and add to the top of both hearts.

I hope that you have a lot of fun with the Heartfelt Love Collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

I have been published!!

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I am so excited to announce that I have had three cards published in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine.

Here are the original cards:

It is such a thrill to see your work in a publication and acknowledgement of all the hard work that I have put into my creative journey.   I couldn’t have done this without the amazing products from Heartfelt Creations and the support and encouragement I have had being a part of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

If you don’t try you don’t achieve!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Heartfelt Love Collection

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today sees the release of the fabulous Heartfelt Love Collection from Heartfelt Creations and it is such a beautiful collection to work with.   Please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here for more inspiration on how to use this collection here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/640/debuting-the-heartfelt-love-collection

Are you ready to change the world one paper craft at a time? Spread love and encouragement wherever you go with the new Heartfelt Love Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with uplifting sentiments for all occasions, you will find that this assembling of heartwarming papers, cling stamp sets and die cuts will allow you to brighten the days of friends, loved ones and those you meet along the road of life needing a little pick me up or celebrating a special day! What better way to spread smiles than through one of a kind creative projects and handmade art from the heart! The amazing assembling of decorative papers in this love themed compilation has been created of bits and pieces featuring many previously released collections and will coordinate perfectly with many of the stamp and die combinations and decorative papers from past releases already residing in your craft room. The stunning color palette incorporates every color imaginable…from deep reds, pretty pinks, lush lilacs, to chocolate browns, sky blues and gorgeous greens, while beautiful eye catching backgrounds are filled with bold stripes, zig zag chevrons, delicate hearts, petite polka dots and dainty florals. Three lovely cling stamp sets filled with images of decorative banners, beautiful carnation like florals, and a wide assortment of love sentiments are ideal for use on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces. Two delicately patterned die cuts resembling elegant eyelet lace are ideal to bring a soft look perfect for adding a dreamy and romantic feel to any paper crafting project! Lastly, an adorable gift box die rounds out this love themed collection and creates quaint treat boxes ideal for quick packaging and makes a charming way to let those in your life know how special they are. So come alongside and join us as we share love, joy, and encouragement with everyone we meet through crafty passions one paper craft at a time!

This week I have two cards featuring the beautiful papers, stamps and dies from the Heartfelt Love Collection.  First up is this beautiful card that was quick to make using the gorgeous papers and a pretty die for the base of the card.  In fact this was made within a day of getting my DT box of goodies.  I loved using the Art Foam paper for the flowers and they complemented the card really well.

 

 

Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Stamp

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Die

HCFS1- Art Foam Paper

HCS1-457-2 Pastel Pearl Medium Stamens

71026 Colorbox Lime Pastel

TSMP501 Memento Lilac Posies

TSMP704 Memento New Sprout

H-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

Other – Spellbinders 5” x 7” Detailed Scallops, Stazon Forest Green, Foam tape, Glue Gloss, Centura Pearl White cardstock

Instructions: To make the base card cut two large detailed scallop cards from the Centura Pearl cardstock.  Score along the edge of the scallops on one of the pieces and adhere to the base by adding Dries Clear glue to the scallops to make a hinged card.

Cut the panel from the paper collection and die cut the oval using the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die from the centre of the card.  Sponge the edges of the frame with Lilac Posies ink and adhere to the base card with foam tape.  Adhere the inner oval to the card using Dries Clear glue.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Stamp on the foam paper with Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centres of the flowers with New Sprout ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge gently on the edges of the flowers with Lilac Posies ink.  Heat the foam and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Adhere the flowers together with Dries Clear glue and leave to set.  Add Crystal Clear to the petals with glue gloss.  Pierce a hole through the centre of the flowers and add the stamens.  Glue around the base of the flowers before trimming the stamen ends and add to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Stamp on the foam paper using the Forest Green ink and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the leaves with the Lime Pastel ink.  Heat and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add around the flowers as shown.

My second card is a gatefold wedding card for a special occasion.  The stamps and dies coordinate so well with the Classic Rose collection.

Materials Used:

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die

HCD1-7134 Classic Wedding Bells Die

HCPC-3789 Classic Wedding Bells Cling stamp set

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCD1-7160 Banners of Love Die

HCPC-3803 Banners of Love Stamp set

HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set

HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die

HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

241159Dove Blender Pen

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

Other Products – Ranger Silver Embossing Powder,  Heart of Gold Prills, Versamark ink, Heat Gun, Craft Knife

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 12” x 6”, score at 3 ½” x * ½” and fold to create the gatefold.  Using the cutting edge of the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die cut both ends of the card.  Die cut the lacy die and adhere it to the sides of the card.

To make the leaves on the front stamp the leaf images from the HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and adhere to the front of the card as shown.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Pearlescent Coral, sponge the centres with Canteloupe inks and die cut.  Shape the flowers using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit and assemble as shown and adhere to the leaves on the front as shown.

Stamp the bride and groom image from the HCPC-3789 Classic Wedding Bells Cling stamp set using Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the groom’s clothes with Tuxedo Black using the Dove Blender pen.  Adhere above the flowers on the right fold as shown.

Cut a piece of white organza ribbon approximately 24”.  Using a craft knife cut a small slit in the folds on both sides and thread the ribbon through.  Cut a piece of the pink heart patterned paper as 6” x 5 7/16” and adhere to the centre of the card. Cut the outer semi circular die from the HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die from white cardstock and then die cut the decorative die and adhere to the top of the base die.  Adhere to the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the image from the HCPC-3803 Banners of Love Stamp set in versamark ink and heat emboss with Silver embossing powder.  Colour the image in with Bamboo Leaves, Pearlescent Coral and Cantloupe inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the centre of the decorative medallion die as shown.

Die cut the dark pink patterned paper with the second largest Eyelet Heart die from the HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die and adhere to the centre of the card.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set with Versamark ink and heat emboss with silver embossing powder on white cardstock.  Die cut the heart using the next size down plain heart die from the HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die   and adhere to the eyelet heart as shown in the middle of the card.

I hope you have a lot of fun with the Heartfelt Love Collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Young at Heart Shadow Box Card

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

It is time for Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations and I have another very cute Young at Heart card for you.  This would make a lovely card to give to the men (and women!)  in your life and it is very easy to do.

Don’t forget to check out the other amazing projects from the Design Team here and there is a sneak peak of the new Heartfelt Love Collection here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/633/elegant-inspiration-and-heartfelt-love-sneak-peek

Materials Used:

HCDP-283 Young at Heart Paper Collection

HCD1-7159 Simply Classic Die

HCPC-3801 Simply Classic Stamp Set

HCPC-3802 Good Times Sentiment Stamp Set

HCD1-7158 Young at Heart die

HCPC-3800 Young at Heart Stamp set

HCPC-3769 Wildwood Floral stamp set

HCD1–7125 Wildwood Floral die

HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents die

HCPC-37772 Wildwood Cottage Accents stamp set

HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters stamp set

HCD1-7124 Woodsy Critters die

HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers stamp set

HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers die set

HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A

HCBC1-456-2 Shadow box – White

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black

TSMP103Memento Canteloupe

TTSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

TSMP604 Memento Summer Sky

TSMP200 Memento Tangelo

TSMP602 Memento Teal Zeal

TSMP805 Memento Toffee Crunch

HCPP1-438-1 Black Cardstock

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other – Stamp positioner, Heart of Gold Prills

Instructions:

Cut a piece of black card 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut the 6” x 6” panel with the black and white checker board pattern and adhere to the base card.

Assemble the shadow box. Cut a piece of panel paper featuring the red car 5” x 5” and using a stamp positioner stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3802 Good Times Sentiment Stamp Set and adhere to the inside of the box.  Cut a piece of blue patterned paper 5” x 5” and die cut the centre out with the die from the ….  Adhere to the front of the box.  Cut 4 pieces of blue patterned paper 5” x ½” and adhere to the sides of the box.  Adhere the box to the front of the card base.

Stamp the path image from the HCPC-37772 Wildwood Cottage Accents stamp set in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock. Sponge the path with Toffee Crunch ink lightly and the grass with Bamboo Leaves ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the bottom left of the box.

Stamp the Happy Birthday flag sentiment from the HCPC-3801 Simply Classic Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Sponge with Canteloupe ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the bottom right of the box as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3802 Good Times Sentiment Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the left front of the box and the back of the car, and around the birthday flag as shown.

Stamp the flowers from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Floral stamp set with Tangelo ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the images with Canteloupe ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the card as shown.  Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers with Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the flowers from the HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers stamp set in Teal Zeal ink on white cardstock.  Using the stack and store daubers colour the flowers with Teal Zeal and die cut with the coordinating die.  Trim the flowers of the stems and shape before adding to the card as shown. Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers with Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the small birds from the HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters stamp set with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the top of the birds with Summer Sky ink and the bottoms of the birds with Canteloupe ink.  Shape lightly and adhere to the card as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Birthday Hoot

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Here is my second post for the Heartfelt Creations blog today using the new Art Foam paper.  I have used three different collections making this card today.  The paper and sentiment is from the Classic Petunia collection, the owl and the cage from the Sugar Hollow collection and the flowers are from the Flowering Dogwood collection.  The Flowering Dogwood flowers are so easy to make with the Art Foam paper.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Materials Used:

HCD1-786 Sugar Hollow Bungalow die

HCPC-3718 Sugar Hollow Bungalow stamp

HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia stamp

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwoods Flower stamp

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Flower die

HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basis Small die

HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die

HCDP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Collection

TSMP501 Memento Lilac Posies ink

TSMP805 Memento Toffee Crunch ink

TSMP802 Peanut Brittle ink

71026 Colorbox Lime Pastel ink

315937 Gold Stamp Paint

HS1-457-1 Pastel Pearl-Small

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Others – Prismacolour Pencils – 941, 1081, 1083, 1092, 1093, 997, 1017, 912, 1006, 915, Stazon Forest Green ink, Glue Gloss pen

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼” and fold to create a base card of 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 4 ¼” x 5 1/2” and adhere to the front of the card at the edges only.  Die cut the oval out of the front of the card using the largest cutting edge of the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basis Small die set.  Adhere the patterned oval paper to the inside of the card.  Die cut the eyelet oval frame from the pink patterned paper using the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die and the largest plain die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basis Small die set and adhere around the edge of the oval.

Stamp the bird cage from the HCPC-3718 Sugar Hollow Bungalow stamp with Tuxedo Black on white cardstock.  Sponge the main cage with Toffee Crunch ink.  Colour the leaves with the Prismacolour pencils and die cut with the coordinating die.  Using a damp sponge apply the gold stamp paint lightly on the birdcage.  Adhere the birdcage to the oval on the front of the card.

To make the flowering dogwoods stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwoods Flower stamp set in Lilac Posies ink on foam paper and die cut using the coordinating die.  Colour the edges lightly with Lilac Posies and the centres with New Sprout ink.  Heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Adhere together with the hot glue gun.  Add Crystal Clear to the petals with the glue gloss pen.  Add the stamens to the centres and add to the top of the birdcage and to the bottom left of the birdcage as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwoods Flower stamp set in Forest Green ink on foam paper and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour with Lime Pastel ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping kit.  Adhere to the card around the flowers.

To make the owl stamp the image from the HCPC-3718 Sugar Hollow Bungalow stamp set with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the owl with Toffee Crunch and Peanut Brittle inks.  Finish colouring with the Prismacolour pencils.  Shape lightly and adhere to the front of the birdcage as shown.

Stamp the birthday sentiment from the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia stamp set on the pink patterned paper. Trim and dovetail the edge.  Adhere to the card as shown.

Don’t forget to check out the blog on the Heartfelt Creations website for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here:

https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/629/debuting-art-foam-paper-and-flower-stamens

I am sure that you will have a lot of fun with the foam and stamens.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Floral Birdcage

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

I am so excited to see that Heartfelt Creations has released foam paper for making flowers and there is such a fabulous range of stamens to choose from to add to the centre of the flowers.  When I saw this gorgeous birdcage from Imagine Iheartfeltcreations.us/…/debuting-art-foam-paper-and-flower-stamensf I knew that I had to make it with these flowers and I was very happy at how it turned out.  Luckily the Christmas Shop had opened just down the road and I was able to get the birds to finish it off.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose die

HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily stamp

HCD1-787 Sunrise Lily die

HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp

HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies die

HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals stamp

HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals dies

HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp

HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die

TSSZ22 Stazon Cherry Pink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP7054 Memento New Sprout ink

71026 Colorbox Lime Pastel ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy Small

HCS1-459-1 Pastel Pearl Small

HCS1-4593 Pastel Bead Medium

HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Others – Hot Glue Gun, Pearls, Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint – Antique White, Imagine If…Bird Cage, Cream Rosette Ribbon, Birds, Stazon Forest Green, Brilliance Blue Sky

Instructions:

Assemble the birdcage as per instructions.  Apply 3 coats of the Voodoo Molly Vintage paint and allow to dry.  Apply pearls around the top and on the middle as shown.  Apply pearls to the centre of the rosette flowers on the ribbon and adhere around the top and bottom as shown using Dries Clear Glue.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set in Stazon Forest Green onto the foam paper and die cut.  Colour with Lime Pastel ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Adhere to the birdcage from the top over to the right of the bird cage opening with the hot glue gun.

To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp in Stazon Cherry Pink on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and lightly sponge the outer petals with Pearlescent Coral.  Heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add a stamen from the HCS1-459-3 Pastel Bead Medium set to the centre of the smallest petal and using a hot glue gun make a bud.  Add the next size up petal and adhere with the hot glue gun.  Add more layers of petals to make bigger roses as shown

To make the Lilies stamp the images from the HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily stamp set on foam paper with Black Cherry ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the flowers with Pearlescent Coral, heat and shape by twisting the petals and using the flower shaping tools.  Add the stamens from HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy Small to the centres of the flowers and add the flowers to the birdcage as shown with a hot glue gun.  To make the leaves stamp the leaf image with Forest Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the leaf with Lime Pastel ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add around the flowers with the hot glue glun.

To make the daisy leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp set using Forest Green on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the leaves with Lime Pastel, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add to the sides of the doorway of the birdcage using a hot glue gun.

To make the daisies stamp the images from the HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp set in New Sprout on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Heat and shape the flowers using the flower shaping tools.  Add the stamens from the HCS1-459-1 Pastel Pearl Small set and then adhere to the sides of the birdcage with the hot glue gun.

To make the little forget-me-knot flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals stamp set in Pearlescent Blue Sky ink on foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Very lightly sponge the edges with the Pearlescent Blue Sky ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping too.  Adhere two flowers together and add a stamen from the HCS1-459-3 Pastel Bead Medium set to the centre.  Trim the stamens and adhere around the base of the birdcage as shown with a hot glue gun.Add the birds as shown with the hot glue gun.

I had a lot of fun with the foam and stamens and I hope that you have fun with them too.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia