Time for Tea?

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I am so excited and humbled to announce that I have been chosen as a semi-finalist for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  I have been paper crafting for over 20 years and the Heartfelt Creations products are simply the best that I have used.  The papers are gorgeous and it is so easy to create a beautiful card with little effort. The stamps give a nice clean and crisp image and the coordinating dies cut with ease.  Put them all together and you can create amazing artwork.

I would be honoured if you would vote for me here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced

Here is a 3D project that I submitted as part of my application for the team.  I really enjoy making these projects as it is good to challenge myself and do something really different!

For this teapot and teacup I have used an SVG file from svgcuts.com.  I find their files extremely easy to use and there is minimal preparation with them and it takes longer to work out my cardstock and papers I am going to use.

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Materials Used:

Cardstock – CTMH Colonial White, Timbrels White Cardstock, Heavy Chocolate

Paper – Sunrise Lily

Stamps – Sunrise Lily

Dies – Sunrise Lily

Inks – Memento Canteloupe, Morocco, Tangelo, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black

Deluxe Shaping Kit

SVG from svgcuts.com

Art Glitter Ultrafine glitter – Lion’s Mane

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay Marker

Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

Instructions:

Cut the teapot and teacup using the svg file from svgcuts.com.  I have used the Colonial White as the base and used the Sunrise Lily pink patterned paper to decorate the teapot and cup.

To make the flowers stamp using the Tuxedo Black ink and die cut.  Sponge the centres of the lilies with Canteloupe and the outside with Tangelo.  Brush the edges with Morocco ink for more depth.  Cut the stamens using the Chocolate cardstock.  Using the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and assemble them following these instructions from Emma Lou here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWpNGmM7LjA&t=44s.

Cut the stamens out of the chocolate cardstock and curl them using using the shaping tool. Dot some Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive on the tips of the stamens and dip into the Art Glitter Ultrafine Lions Mane glitter and once dry adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Paint the petals with the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle overlay.

Arrange the flowers around the teapot and teacup as shown.

Add a triple bow using the organza ribbon on the teapot and another double bow on the spoon and adhere a small lily on top.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Flowering Dogwood Card

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Today I am featuring a card from the new Flowering Dogwood collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This collections is beautiful with subtle colours and gorgeous flowers – just made for vellum.

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Here is a couple of close ups of the dove and flowers:

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Timbrels

Paper – Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood and Doves, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood & Doves, Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Classic Border Basics, Delicate Border Basics, Luggage, Tags and Labels, Spellbinders Classic Oval Circles Large, Floral Ovals

Inks – Memento Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, Colorbox Frost White

Embossing Powder – Ranger Bridal Tinsel

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker

Art Glitter Dries Clear

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” inches to fold and make the base card.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5” x 7” and then using the leafy edge from the Delicate Border Basic set die cut each end of the cardstock.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 6” and using the plain cutting edge and the stitch edge from the Classic Border Basics die cut the edges.  Cut an oval out of the centre of the patterned paper.

To create the frame die cut the large oval from the Floral Oval set.  Die cut another two of the same oval but this time using the Spellbinders Oval die cut the centre out and adhere the two pieces together.  Adhere to the base floral oval with foam tape for depth.  Adhere the patterned paper oval into the centre and then adhere the entire frame to the base card.

To make the flowers and branches I have stamped the images from the Flowering Dogwood and Flowering Dogwood & Doves sets with Colorbox Frost White ink and embossed with Ranger Bridal Tinsel on vellum.  Colour the back of the images with Bamboo Leaves and Angel Pink.  Die cut and using the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and leaves.  Add the Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centre of the flowers.Cut the fronds of the branches in half and arrange around the oval frame.  Place the flowers as shown in the card.

To make the dove stamp the image twice from the Flowering Branches set with Colorbox Frost White on vellum and emboss with Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. Colour the back of the image with the white ink and then die cut.  Shape using the Deluxe shaping kit and adhere to the centre of the frame with Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive.  Add the second dove over top and fold the wings until they stand out for depth and dimension.

Paint all the flowers and dove with the Spectum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay for a lovely sparkly finish.

Finally die cut the tag using the Luggage, Tags and Labels die and adhere to the card.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

I am All Glammed Up with Heartfelt Creations Easel Card

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Today I will be featuring a card made using a combination of the All Glammed Up paper collection combined with the Classic Roses from Heartfelt Creations.

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Here is the inside of the card:

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And here is a close up of the flowers:

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Materials used:

All Glammed Up Paper Collection

Black Heartfelt Creations cardstock

Stamps – Classic Rose

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Regal Borders, Cut Mat Create 1A, Spellbinders Large Circles, Lacey Circles

Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay

Foam tape

Pearls

Instructions:

Cut a base of 9” x 5 1/2” inch in black cardstock and score at 4 ½” and 6 ¾” and fold the end panel over to create the easel.  Fold into a Cut another two pieces of black cards stock 6” x 5 ½” for the fronts.  Using the edge die from the Regal Borders dies cut the edge from one side of the cards.  Cut two sheets of patterned paer 6” x 5 ½” and cut the lacy border edge from the Regal borders and adhere to the base card.  Place one on the top of the easel and the other on the base of the easel.  Finished measurement is 7” x 5”.

Cut out the panels from the All Glammed Up paper collection and mat onto black cardstock.  Die cut the circle image out of the panel using the Spellbinders circle die.  Adhere the lace to the card using Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive.  Die cut a black lacy die from the Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies and mat the patterned circle image onto the die cut.  Adhere the image onto the back panel with foam tape for dimension.

For the base of the card die cut another image from a panel using the Cut Mat Create 1A die and mat it with black cardstock adhere it to the second panel.

To make the flowers stamp the Classic Rose stamps in a variety of sizes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto red cardstock.  Die cut out the shapes and sponge the edges with Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Using the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and assemble them in the sizes you want.

Stamp the leaves from the Classic Rose set with Northern Pine and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting.  Shape the leaves using the Deluxe Shaping kit.

For the base I have added one larger rose and two smaller roses on the leaves either side to hold the easel in place.

Add the leaves and flowers as shown and finally add some pearls on the centre image.  Die cut the sentiment using the Luggage Tags and Labels set and sponge the edges with Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Adhere with sponge foam.

I have used Spectum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay on the roses for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Sympathy Cards

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This week I am featuring some sympathy cards that I have made with a white on white theme.  I struggle to put sentiments on some of my cards as I find the sentiments detract from the artwork and these cards were no exception.  I do think sometimes no words are needed though.

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I have used a combination of Spellbinders dies embellished with Heartfelt Classic Roses to make these cards.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Timbrels White Cardstock, Bazzill Smooth White Cardstock

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, New Sprout

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, CTMH Just Sayin’

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Spellbinders Sue Wilson Pine Leaf,

Embossing Folder

White ribbon and pearls from my stash

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Soft and Pretty Cards

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This week I am featuring a couple of cards made with vellum flowers using Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set.  I think this is my most used stamp and die set as it is really versatile with lots of different ways of making flowers.  And I am still going through my Sweet Lullaby papers and will be very sad when they are finished, but there are gorgeous new products coming all the time.

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And here is the pink card open to show the depth of the card.

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This time I have had some fun using the Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  This gives a lovely sparkly effect to your embossing and I had some fun making these flowers using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose flowers out of vellum.  I have used Memento Angel Pink and Summer Sky inks to colour the back of embossed flowers before die cutting them out.  These colours matched the Sweet Lullaby papers beautifully.  I have found that I prefer to do little shaping on the vellum to get the full effect of the beautiful stamps.

Here is a close up of the blue flowers.  They are so pretty.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzill smooth white cardstock

Paper – Sweet Lullaby

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose,

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Cut Mat Create 1A, Regal Borders and Edges, Luggage and Labels,

Inks – Memento Teal Zeal,Summer Sky, Angel Pink, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves

Sparkles from my stash

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia