Happily Ever After by Sue Wilson

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I had a lovely but very busy weekend at the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show.  I met lots of new people and friends to share my love of paper crafting.

This week I am featuring some Sue Wilson dies from Creative Expressions.  I now have a range of these dies available at Gift Hutt and I think they are elegant and very versatile.

The dies I am using are the Lattice Frame and the Happily Ever After die sets.  I love the look of stitching and the Lattice Frame die is just beautiful and can be used for so many things.  I have made three different sized cards using this die set.

First up is the smallest card using the beautiful pearlised cardstock from Worldwin (it is hard to photograph the finish of this card).  I love cream on cream and this card is so elegant for a wedding.  I have cut two layers of the sentiment to help it stand out as this cardstock is quite light weight.

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This second card is the medium size die and I have layered the same lovely cream cardstock with a pearl lavender cardstock which I can no longer get from Rosies Studio.  I love the combination of the colours here.

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Finally this is the largest size card and I have changed it around a bit and added a Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret rose for a very versatile card.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Worldwin Diamond Pearl Cardstock, Rosies Studio Pearl cardstock, CTMH Colonial White cardstock

Dies – Sue Wilson – Happily Ever After, Sue Wilson Lattice Frame, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret

Inks – Memento Lulu Lavender

Bling and Pearls from my stash

Ribbon from my stash

I hope that I have inspired you to create beautiful and elegant cards using these dies and others.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

A Little Tattered Blossoms

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I am busy getting samples ready for the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show next weekend in Porirua, Wellington.  I have now got a wide range of Heartfelt Creations and Spellbinders products for sale along with Memento inks, Art Glitter adhesives and a lot more.

Here is a card that I have made using a Spellbinders die – Majestic Twenty-Five Labels and the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms cling stamp and die set.  I am really pleased with my flowers and they remind me of the Sweetheart Rose or Cecile Brunner with the soft pink colour and blown petals.

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Tutorial on making these flowers:

Stamp a range of different size flowers using Memento Angel Pink ink.  Die cut them out.

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Use a misting spray bottle lightly spray the back of the die cuts with water.

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I used my stylus from the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit to shape the petals over and squeeze the ends.  It is hard to show what I did with a still photo but I did not use the slot in the stylus – I bent the petals over the stylus.  For the very small flowers I just squeezed each petal.

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I then pressed in the middle to create a bowl shape.

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I then let the flowers dry thoroughly before putting them together.

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Here is the sequence I have used for the medium flowers.  I have used Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive to put these flowers together.

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For the centres I have used Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive and Go Man Go Prills to finish them off.  You could use any small bead or flower soft for the centre.

Products used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Paper – Sweet Lullaby

Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms, Birds and Blooms Leafy Branch, CTMH Framed

Die – Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms, Birds and Blooms Leafy Branch, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five

Ink – Memento Angel Pink, Canteloupe, New Sprout, Pistachio, Espresso Truffle

Heartelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Prills – Go Man Go

Pearls from my stash.

Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Prisma glitter from my stash

I hope you find the tutorial easy to follow and please feel free to ask any questions.

If you are in the Wellington region next weekend please pop over to the Te Rauparaha Arena to the Wellington Paper Arts and Craft show and come and say hello.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Welcome back

I am sorry I have not been posting lately, but I have not been very well and not been able to do much crafting which is frustrating.  However, I did manage to make a couple of cards yesterday which I was pleased about.

I have just received a shipment from Spellbinders of a range of dies and embossing folders.  Spellbinders have a lovely range of embossing folders that coordinate with their nestabilities dies including this Framed Labels Eighteen.  I love this folder because of the different textures in it.  I have paired this embossed cardstock with some lovely flowers from Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret and Delightful Daisies ranges.  Note to self – it is not really a good idea to use a hot glue gun when your hands are shaking a little.  However, the flowers turned out well.  I have rubbed some Cosmic Shimmer Blush over the roses but it is hard to see in the photo.

I do apologise for the quality of the photos – they were taken very quickly with my phone last night.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Vellum – Heartfelt Creations

Stamps – CTMH Framed, Heartfelt Creations Open Vintage Floret, Hearfelt Creations Mini Vintage Floret, Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies, Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret, Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy, Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

Embossing Folder – Spellbinders Framed Labels Eighteen

Inks – Versamark, Memento inks – Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Northern Pine, Summer Sky

Ranger White Embossing Powder

Copics – E29, E57

Cosmic Shimmer – Blush

Pearls from the local budget shop, Stampin Up

Lace with pearls from my stash.

Some Masculine Cards

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This week I am featuring some masculine cards that I have made using the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea paper collection.  I am using these as samples in my upcoming cardmaking workshop at Gift Hutt on July 24th along with the cards that I have made using the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riveria paper collection featured here.

I have used the lovely images in the paper collection and die cut them to make these very quick and easy cards.  Note to self – use a bit more glitter on the shaker card!

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I look forward to seeing you at my cardmaking class.  For more information on my cardmaking class visit here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

A Touch of Glitter

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This week I have been having a play with using the Stick It adhesive sheets from Ken Oliver.  These sheets make it so easy to adhere fine and delicate dies to your projects but they have other uses including adding glitter to the card.  Here is a card that I have made using the Stick It sheets to add glitter to the background of the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval.

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To add the glitter to the background I adhered a sheet of the Stick It sheet to the mauve cardstock and then using the plain oval die cut from the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval dies I cut out the oval.  I removed the backing to the paper and added the Decorative Oval die cut to the sticky oval.  I then sprinkled the glitter over the whole piece.

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The result is a lovely glittery background to the piece.  This photo does show a little of the lovely sparkle.

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After adding the oval to the background mats that I have die cut using the Sue Wilson Lattice Frame die set, I then added beautiful vellum flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set.

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I have used the same principle as last weeks post and sponged the back with Memento Lulu Lavender and New Sprout inks to make the flowers coordinate with the mauve pearlescent cardstock.

Here is the finished card again.

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Materials used:

Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, Decorative Oval, Eyelet Oval, Sue Wilson Lattice Frame

Cardstock – Sullivans Pearlescent Cardstock, CTMH White Daisy

Vellum from my stash

Inks – Versamark, Memento Lulu Lavender, New Sprout

Ranger embossing powder – white

Ultrafine prisma glitter

Pearls from the local $2 shop.

This card and most of the products used for making this card are for sale at Gift Hutt.

I hope this inspires you to use the Stick It sheets for more than die cutting.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

A Touch of Glamour with Arianna Blooms

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I was supposed to be making some masculine cards yesterday but I had to get an idea out of my head and sometimes you just have to let your creativity have a free rein.  I belong to a couple of Facebook groups for cardmaking and this particular embossing folder from All Occasions is a very sought after piece of cardmaking tools.  I managed to get one last year but haven’t had much time to play around with it.  I had seen some gorgeous cards made from it and just had to have a go.

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I have used the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and die set to make the flowers.

Tutorial for making the flowers.

  1. I have stamped the images onto vellum using the Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing powder which is just gorgeous.  I then turned the images over and using a sponge dauber I have used Memento Toffee Crunch and sponged the colour lightly on the back.  This is what it looks like on the front of the flowers.

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2. I then die cut the flowers and using my fingers I squeezed the petals together to create some shape in the flowers.

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3.  Using my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit I pressed down on the centres of each layer and then adhered them together using the Art Glitter Designers Dries Clear glue to put them together.  Some have four layers some have two layers and some are just single.

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These flowers look lovely on the Arianna Lace die.

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As you can see these are very easy to make and add a lovely touch of glamour to your projects.

Materials used:

Stamps – Arianna Blooms

Dies – Arianna Blooms, Ariana Lace Die

Embossing Folder – All Occasions

Cardstock – Pearlised from Rosies Studio

Paper – Christina Re

Pearls – Stampin Up

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

These flowers look fabulous but are so easy to make.  I hope you have a lot of fun making them.

These cards will be on sale at Gift Hutt shortly once I have made some envelopes to go with them.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Welcome back

This week I am featuring a couple of cards I made yesterday with a combination of Sue Wilson Dies, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret stamps and dies and a die from Tattered Lace.  I love the look of the stitched frames and the lattice work on this card.

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I have never used this combination of cream and white before but it does work well and makes a very elegant card.

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Materials used:

Dies – Sue Wilson Lattice Frames, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret and Mini Vintage Floret, Tattered Lace Butterfly, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles – not seen but is inside the card.

Inks – Memento Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum

Cardstock – Sullivans Pearlised Card – Purple, Cream, CTMH White Daisy and Colonial White

I have left these cards without sentiments and eventually I want to be able to add a personalised service for my cards.  These cards are available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I am looking to have a wider range of paper crafting supplies at Gift Hutt so please watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia