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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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

Pretty in Pink Flowering Dogwood

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order.  I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous!  It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!

I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Everyday Heroes, Spellbinders Victorian Numbers,

Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Glue Gloss

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Instructions:

Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock.  Adhere to the base card.  Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die.  Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base.  Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame.  Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.

Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.

To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the petals together as shown.  Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish.  Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers.  Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers.  Adhere to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves.  Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die.  Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.

All products used are available for sale at Gift Hutt here: http://gifthutt.nz/product-category/craft-supplies/

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Celebrating Your Special Day with the Flowering Dogwood Collection.

Kia Ora and Welcome

Just a quick post to show a card that I made just before Easter.  This card was made for a friend’s mother for Mother’s Day using the beautiful Flowering Dogwood Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Jackie was so thrilled with the card that she wrote this for me:

I absolutely love the design, quality of materials and exceptional workmanship Patrica used when creating a handmade card for my Mum. It was a pleasure to have someone turn my vague ideas into a beautiful piece of art my Mum proudly displays in her home. I know exactly where I am coming back to see when I need more handcrafted cards – Patrica at Gift Hutt!

I enjoy the challenge of making custom designs for customers.  And it always gives me pleasure when eyes light up when they see what I have made for them.  I have also had some recipients of my cards come and see me to say thank you and that the cards are always on display because they love the cards so much.  That means so much to me knowing that my artwork is being loved and appreciated.

I couldn’t do this without the gorgeous products from Heartfelt Creations and I am so grateful that I have their beautiful products to work with to bring light and love to people’s lives.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Celebrating Your Special Day

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

It is Inspiration Wednesday again at Heartfelt Creations and today I am featuring a card that is quick and easy to make.  Please visit the Heartfelt Creations for further inspiration from the other talented Design Team members here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/589/elegant-crafting-inspiration-and-a-classic-wedding-preview  They never cease to amaze me with their talents.

I love making layered cards with lots different nesting dies and this card features that technique.  This time I have gone with white and pink cardstock for the base dies to combine with pink Flowering Dogwood flowers and green leaves.  If you have flowers already made up then it won’t take long to put this card together.  Just change the sentiments to suit the occasion.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Die

HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

RPEJ685 Ranger White Embossing Powder

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Other products – White cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence die, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight, Versamagic Tea Leaves, Aloe Vera, Pixie Pink, Versamark ink, Heart of Gold Prils

Instructions:

To make the base card cut a piece of white cardstock at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and score at 4 ¼” along the long side to make a base card of 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

Die cut the largest image from the A2 Divine Eloquence die in pink cardstock and adhere to the base card using Dries Clear glue.  Die cut the coordinating Labels Twenty-Eight die in white cardstock and adhere to the patterned die with Dries Clear glue.  Die cut the next sized die from the A2 Divine Eloquence die and adhere to the base card with foam tape.  Stamp the Celebrating Your Special Day image from the HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments set in Pearlescent Coral and die cut the image with the from the Labels Twenty-Eight set and adhere to the base card.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set with Tea Leaves ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the leaves with Aloe Vera ink and then die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue and adhere to the card front as shown

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Flowers Cling Stamp Set using versamark ink on white cardstock.  Emboss with white embossing powder, sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and the outer edges with Pixie Pink, and die cut using the coordinating die.  Daub the edges with Pearlescent Coral ink and then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using Dries Clear glue add Frosting Powder to the flowers and heat set for a frosted finish.  Add the Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers using Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the flowers to the card as shown

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Flowering Dogwood Step Card

Welcome back.

I have been busy creating for my final Design Team submission for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team and I am happy with what I have created.  I would like to thank all those that took the time to vote for me and all the other semi-finalists and I look forward to seeing who has made it to the final team.

Today I am featuring another card that I have made using the Flowering Dogwood dies and papers again.  This collection really resonated with me and I can’t stop creating with it.  This card could be used for wedding, sympathy and christening card or baptism, and I have left the sentiment off on purpose because of it.

Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Colonial White

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Vellum

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Flowers, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Flowering Dogwood & Doves

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Flowers, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Flowering Dogwood & Doves, Spellbinders Pop Ups – Happy Days

Inks – Colorbox Frost White, Memento New Sprout, Pistachio,

Embossing Powder – Ranger Bridal Tinsel

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping kit.

Prills – Minnie Pearls

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Instructions:

Die cut the pop up base out of the Colonial White Cardstock.  Cut out the patterned pieces from a 6” x 6” patterned panel – I have used the one with the church on the bottom left.  Sponge the edges of the card and the patterned pieces with the New Sprout ink and then adhere the patterned pieces on the card base.

To make the flowers stamp the flowers with the Frost White ink and emboss with the Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  Sponge the centre of the flowers on the back of the vellum lightly with New Sprout and die cut.  Touch the edges of the flowers with Pistachio ink and shape using the Deluxe Shaping kit.  I have layered the larger flowers and left the smaller ones single.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves with the Frost White ink and emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  Sponge the backs of the leaves with Pistachio ink and die cut the leaves with the coordinating die.  Shape with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

Stamp the branch from the Flowering Dogwood Branches set with Frost White ink and emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  Sponge on the back with Pistachio ink and die cut.  Shape lightly with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

Die cut a dove from the patterned paper and shape using the Deluxe Shaping kit.

Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown.  The branch has been cut to fit along the top of the card to enable easy folding.  Add the flowers as shown.  Add the dove over the flowers on the right of the card and adhere the flowers around it.

To finish add the prills to the centre of the flowers and paint the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay for some extra shine and shimmer.  Using the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive add Crystal glitter to the dove.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Double Easel Easter Card

Welcome back.

Today I am featuring a double easel card using the Flowering Dogwood collection.  I think the white embossing makes it look like there is snow on the flowers and branches.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White Smooth, Heartfelt Creations Vellum

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Luggage and Tags, Spellbinders Decorative Label Eight, Labels Eight

Inks – Memento Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Colorbox Dark Brown, Frost White

Ranger White Embossing Powder

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Art Glitter dries Clear Glue

Dove Blender pen

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Instructions:

To make the easel fold a piece of white cardstock in half and use the largest die from the Decorative Labels Eight set place over the folded card with the long edge just over the fold.  Do the same with the smallest die.  This creates the hinge.  Score along the center of one side of the hinged card and fold it toward the centre to create the easel. Die cut a single decorative label eight die of both sizes. Add to the front of the easels.  Die cut the coordinating size die from the Labels Eight set using the grey paper from the Flowering Dogwood papers and adhere to the front of the hinged die cuts.  Adhere the smaller hinged card to the front of the larger hinged card to create the double easel.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the Flowering Dogwood and Flowering Dogwood & Doves sets with Colorbox Frost White ink and emboss with Ranger White embossing powder on vellum.  Heat set and then colour the back of the images with New Sprout and Lilac Posies.   Die cut the flowers and touch the edges with the Lilac Posies.  Follow the same procedure with the leaves but colour the back with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting.  Use the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and leaves.

Stamp the Flowering Dogwood branches from the Flowering Dogwood & Doves stamp using Colorbox Frost White ink and emboss with Ranger white embossing powder on vellum twice.  After heat setting colour the back of the image.  I have used a Dove blender pen to colour the branches with the dark brown ink and to put a touch of Lilac Posies on the flowers and Bamboo Leaves on the leaves.  Due cut and use the Deluxe Shaping kit to shape the leaves and flowers.

Adhere the branches to the front of the back hinged card and add the extra flowers and leaves.

Die cut the Easter Greeting tag and adhere to the front hinged card.  Add flowers on the left side as shown.  Cut a small piece of white card ½” x 1” and adhere to the base of the front to hold the easel in place.  Add the flowers and leaves as shown.  Finish off with adding crystal glitter to the flowers and leaves for some sparkle.

Happy Crafting

Patricia