Merry and Bright Shaker Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back for another Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.  Today I have a shaker card made with the beautiful Merry and Bright collection that has been released this month.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas die

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents

HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp

HCD1-1794 Snowy Pine Village die

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters stamp

HCD1-7176 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters die

HCFB1-463 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold

HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCD1-7451 Luggage and Tags die

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP524 Vibrant Fuchsia ink

RACP649 Pink Peony ink

RACP632 Buttercup ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

TSSZ31 Stazon Jet Black ink

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

ANC803 Minnie Pearl prills

RPE685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

241159 Dove Blender pen

Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers, Foam tape. Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a 6” x 6” card.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the patterned paper collection and using the cutting edge die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics die set cut the bottom and top of the paper.  Adhere the bottom and top edges to the base card.  Die cut the circle out of the centre of the paper with the third largest die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set.

Stamp the image from the HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set in Jet Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and colour in with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow with Dries White glue and sprinkle with Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Cut a small circle using the third largest circle die from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set from blue patterned paper and adhere behind the coloured image.  Using the front of the paper as a template adhere the image to the base card.

Add foam tape in a square around the image making sure there are no gaps for glitter to escape.  Add foam tape around the edge of the card.

Add Frosting Powder to the centre over the coloured image before adhering the front panel to the card front.

Die cut two eyelet edges using the straight edge and eyelet edge dies from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set from the green paper and adhere to the top and bottom edges of the top paper.  Adhere this to the top of the card.  Die cut the green eyelet frame from the HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle Basics Small die set and cut a smaller frame using blue paper using the next two sizes down dies and adhere to the top of the circle.

Stamp the pine cone and leaf image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Sepia ink and colour the leaves with Fern Green and Leaf Green and the pine cones with Peanut Brittle.  Shape and adhere to the top of the card.

Stamp the left and right side bough and baubles images from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set in Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Colour the boughs with Peanut Brittle ink and the baubles with Pink Peony, Ultramarine Blue, and Vivid Chartreuse inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow and glitter with Dries White glue and Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Shape and adhere to the top of the window as shown.

Stamp the small poinsettia images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-Me-Knot inks and colour in with Pink Peony and Forget-Me-Knot inks respectively and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape these lightly.  Stamp the poinsettia images from the in Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-me-knot inks and colour the pink poinsettias with Pink Peony ink and the blue poinsettias with Forget-me-knot ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Holly and Poinsettia 3D shaping mold and assemble once dry.   Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Minnie Pearl Prills to the centre of the flowers.  Adhere the poinsettias to the small poinsettias at the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Library Green ink on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and add Crystal Clear with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Add around the poinsettias.

Stamp the bauble image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia, Forget-me-knot, and Buttercup inks in on white cardstock.  Colour with pink baubles with Pink Peony ink, the blue baubles with Pink Peony ink and the yellow baubles with Buttercup inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the accents on the pink baubles with Forget-Me-Knot ink.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Ultrafine Glitter to the baubles with Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge.  Add the baubles to the right and left of the window as shown.

Die cut the tag from the paper collection using the tag die from the HCD1-7451 Luggage and Tags die and shape lightly and adhere to the bottom right of the window.  Add pine leaves, holly leaves and a poinsettia to the right of the tag.  To finish add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the images at the bottom of the card.

I hope that you have a go at making shaker cards – they are easier than you think.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration and a sneak peak of the Oakberry Lane collection being introduced next month  here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/741/21st-birthday-celebration-savings-inspiration-and-a-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Elegant Thank You Cards

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have three elegant cards that I have made for a custom order.  A few weeks back I made three small thank you cards for a bride to give to her bridesmaids and she was very happy with them and came back to request three thank you cards for her parents and family.  I was very happy to have a play with lots of products and some new Creative Expressions Pearl Ivory cardstock.  Here are the three cards:

And this is the card that I made three off for the bride:

Products Use:

Heartfelt Creations – Intricate Swirls Frame die, Eyelet Lace Frame Die, Frame a Card Leafy Borders, Leafy Accents die,

iCraft – Flower die 95020, Mulberry Fillers, Oceanic Floral Square die

Spellbinders – Vintage Pierced Banners, Plants 2

Impression Obsession – Pierced Squares

Ranger Archival inks – Leaf Green, Fern Green, Sunflower, Plum

Pearls

Gold Bling (retired CTMH)

Creative Expressions – Gold Mirror card, Pearl cardstock – Ivory

 

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have another card featuring the gorgeous Merry and Bright collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Glistening winter scenes filled with freshly fallen snow, pine boughs draped with shiny holiday ornaments, and prancing reindeer delivering sleighs filled with handpicked gifts for friends and loved ones are delightful imaginings that send our imaginations dancing with delight in the anticipation of the holiday season! Spread a little Christmas joy and happiness featuring these warmhearted inspirations with the new Merry and Bright Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Share cheerful Yuletide greetings and well wishes with a fun and cutesy paper collection overflowing with precious outdoor scenes of cozy snow laden cottages, beautiful birds nestled in delightfully decorated pines, and pleasing decorative holiday arrangements! Brimming with delicate snowflake accents, gorgeous floral clusters, charming polka dots and beautiful brocade patterns all encompassed in a non-traditional color palette of frosty blues, tantalizing teals, magnificent purples and pretty pinks, this paper collection is one that will surely have your holiday projects standing out from all the others received this holiday season! A sweet and desirable assembling of cling stamp sets paired with the coordinating dies culminate a perfect assortment of illustrations including beautiful evergreen groves, rustic snow covered foliage accents, diminutive Christmas baubles and an elegant vase ideal for assembling your own decorative centerpieces! The perfect accents for creating delightful holiday themed dimensional embellishments for all of your Yuletide projects.

Materials Used:

HCD2-7191 Intricate Swirls Frame Die

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas die

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP524 Vibrant Fuchsia ink

RACP649 Pink Peony ink

RACP632 Buttercup ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

24174 Vellum

RPE685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

241159 Dove Blender pen

Versamark ink, Stamp Positioner, White Nuvo Drops, Shadow Grey ink

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 5”, score at 5” on the long side and fold to create a 5” x 7” base card.  Cut the frame from Intricate Swirls Frame die in white cardstock and adhere to the base card.  Cut the 6” x 4” panel from the patterned paper and using a stamp positioner stamp the image from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp in Tuxedo Black ink at the top of the paper.  Adhere to the base card.

Stamp the glass image from HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp on vellum with Versamark ink, heat emboss with white embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating die.  Cut another piece of vellum to fit the back of the glass and adhere to the glass image.  Shape the glass slightly and adhere to the card as shown.

Stamp the pine images in Library Green ink from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.   Shape and adhere around the base of the glass and the glass.

Stamp the bauble image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia, Forget-Me-Knot and Buttercup inks on white cardstock.  Colour the pink baubles with Pink Peony ink, the blue baubles with Ultramarine Blue ink and the yellow baubles with Buttercup ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the accents on the pink baubles with Forget-Me-Knot ink.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Ultrafine Glitter to the baubles with Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge.  Add the baubles to the base of the glass over the pine leaves at the base of the glass and on the glass as shown.

Stamp the ball garland from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Shadow Grey ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Simply White Nuvo Drops to the garland and sprinkle Crystal Ultrafine glitter over while still wet.  When set, trim and adhere around the garlands as shown.

For more inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/740/how-to-create-christmas-cards-in-30-minutes-or-less

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to another iCraft Design Team post.  Today I am featuring a mini scrapbook  that comes in a pack of three – kraft, white and black all die cut and scored ready to put together.  These are very compact and are perfect to make as a gift or use as a brag book for your photos and memorabilia.  This was so quick and easy to make – it took longer to decide which papers to use!

Materials used:

iCraft mini Scrapbook – kraft

Flora Natura Superwhite cardstock

Watercolour Fantasy paper pad – 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″

Wooden embellishment sentiment

Die – 95007

Small round stamens – blue

Micro pointed stamens – green

Ready made fillers – lemon

Filler Pollens – green and white

Teal pollens

White wired stamens

Prima Patina Pastes

Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

Ranger Archival Leaf Green ink

Sponge daubers

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Small magnets and magnetic washer

All these products are available from iCraft and from Gift Hutt.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Merry and Bright Shadow Box Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have a shadow box card featuring the gorgeous reindeer and sleigh from the Merry and Bright collection from Heartfelt Creations.

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas die

HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp

HCD1-1794 Snowy Pine Village die

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

Wildwood Cottage Accents

Wildwood Cottage Accents

Luggage and Tags die

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Knot ink

RACP962 Fern Green ink

RACP436 Leaf Green ink

RACP524 Vibrant Fuchsia ink

RACP649 Pink Peony ink

RACP475 Library Green ink

RACP   Sepia ink

RACP Vivid Chartreuse

Memento Peanut Brittle

85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

241159 Dove Blender pen

Stazon Jet Black ink

6” x 6” Fold out cards

Dries White glue

Dries Clear glue

Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers, Art Basics Heavy Gesso, White Nuvo Drops, Shadow Grey ink

Cut a piece of patterned paper 6” x 6” and using the front of the shadow box as a template cut the centre square out.  Adhere the frame to the front of the shadow box .Cut a 6” x 6” panel featuring the house and snow landscape and using Dries White glue add glitter to the snow on the rooves and on the landscape before adhering  the panel to the back of the shadow box.  Finish assembling the shadow box.

Stamp the tree images from the HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set in Library Green ink on white cardstock and colour with Fern Green and Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape lightly and add glitter and snow using Dries White glue.  Adhere the trees on the back of the shadow box and, also on the bottom right of the frame

Stamp the pine branches from HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set in Library Green ink and colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape and add Frosting Powder to the leaves and adhere to the left of the shadow box just inside the frame.  Add some more pine branches to the right front of the frame.  Die cut the sentiment image from the paper collection and nestle under the pine branches.

Stamp the bauble image from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia in on white cardstock.  Colour with Pink Peony ink before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Using a Dove Blender pen colour the accents on the pink baubles with Forget-Me-Knot ink.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Ultrafine Glitter to the baubles with Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge.  Add the baubles to bottom right of the shadow box frame as shown.

Stamp the ball garland from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Shadow Grey ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Simply White Nuvo Drops to the garland and sprinkle Crystal Ultrafine glitter over while still wet.  When set trim and adhere around the bottom right among the baubles and pine leaves.

Stamp the left and right side bough and baubles images from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set in Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Colour the boughs with Peanut Brittle ink and the baubles with Pink Peony, Ultramarine Blue, and Vivid Chartreuse inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Add snow and glitter with Dries White glue and Ultrafine Crystal glitter.  Shape and adhere to the top of the shadow box to make a frame.

Stamp the pine images in Library Green ink from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp on white cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear to the pine leaves and adhere around the top half of the frame.  Stamp the pine cone images with Dark Brown ink on white cardstock and colour in with Peanut Brittle ink.  Shape and adhere around and among the pine leaves as shown.  Add snow effects with the heavy white gesso and Frosting Powder.

Stamp the small poinsettia images from the HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents stamp set in Vibrant Fuchsia ink and colour in with Pink Peony and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape these lightly.  Stamp the poinsettia images from the Holly… in Vibrant Fuchsia ink and colour in with Pink Peony inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Holly and Poinsettia 3D shaping mold and assemble once dry.  Add Frosting Powder with some heavy white gesso for a snow effect.  Adhere the poinsettias to the small poinsettias and adhere around the frame as shown.

Stamp the grass image from … in Library Green ink on white cardstock and colour in with Fern Green and Leaf Green inks before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Shape lightly and adhere to the bottom left of the frame.

Stamp two reindeer and sleigh images from the HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp in Jet Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock x 2. Colour with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Die cut the front of the sleigh from one image and adhere to the front of the other with foam tape.  Fussy cut the front parcels and adhere to the parcels in the sleigh for some depth.  Add Ultrafine Glitter to the sleigh using Dries White glue and to the parcels using Dries Clear glue.  Adhere to the left front of the frame as shown.

Add heavy gesso to the bottom of the frame around the base of the sleigh image and sprinkle Frosting Powder for a glittery snow effect.

Check out the other lovely designs from the Heartfelt Creations Design Team here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/735/18-merry-bright-cardmaking-and-papercrafting-ideas-for-you

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Watercolour Fantasy

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have my first project for the iCraft Design Team.  I have made a card that could be used for any occasion.

The flowers have been made from Deckle Edge paper and were very interesting tow work with and they have turned out very delicate.  Watch this space for more flowers using this lovely medium…

Products used:

iCraft White Deckle edge paper

iCraft Green Deckle edge paper

iCraft Frame and Love sentiment wooden embellishment

iCraft yellow and blue wired stamens

iCraft Dies – 95023, 95012,95021

iCraft Medium and Small Ridged Golf Tool

iCraft Watercolour Pad

Prima Patina Pastes

Distress Oxide inks – Wild Honey, Broken China

Metallic Rub-

I had a lot of fun using new techniques and products and I hope that I have inspired you to stretch and challenge yourself.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Blue Silent Night

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday and I have another Christmas card that is a little different and non-traditional from the O Holy Night Collection from Heartfelt Creations.https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/734/elegant-inspiration-for-you-a-merry-and-bright-sneak-peek

HCD2-7190 Frame a Card Leafy Borders die

HCD1-7191 Intricate Swirls Frame die

HCD1-7188 Noel Ornament Die

HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp

HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die

HCS1-4573 Pastel Bead Stamens – Medium

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

HCPC-3832 O Holy Night Stamp

HCD1-7187 O Holy Night die

315944 3 D stamp paint – Light Blue

RACP607 Ranger Archival ink – French Ultramarine ink

HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper

24174 Vellum

RPE685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

 

Foam tape, Versamark ink, Creative Expressions Iris cardstock

 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a 5” x 7” base card.   Cut the borders from the HCD2-7190 Frame a Card Leafy Borders die set in white cardstock and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue.  Adhere to the base card.   Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 ¼” x 5 1.4” and then die cut the centre of the HCD1-7191 Intricate Swirls Frame die set in white cardstock and adhere it to the base.  Adhere this to the card base over the frames with foam tape.  Die cut the Silent Night out of white and pale blue cardstock and offset the blue die under the white die to create a shadow and adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the poinsettias from the HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp set in Ultramarine Blue on the Art Foam Paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add blue stamp paint to the edges with a damp sponge and Frosting Powder to the flowers with a damp sponge.  Heat and shape the poinsettias and assemble.  Add blue stamens to the centres of the flowers and adhere around the bottom left of the card.

Stamp the angels from the HCPC-3832 O Holy Night Stamp set in Versamark ink on Vellum and emboss with white emboosing powder.  Die cut with the corresponding die and adhere to the bottom right and the top left of the card nestled among the poinsettias.

Please take the time to check out the stunning projects from the Design Team and also have a sneak peak of the very beautiful Merry and Bright collection here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/734/elegant-inspiration-for-you-a-merry-and-bright-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia