Saturday, December 17, 2011

Prickley Pear Rose Tutorial

 Hi Everyone,  I'm thrilled to be able to share this super simple tutorial with you today using Prickley Pear dies and stamps. 
 Supplies Needed: Scalloped Circle Die, Circle Clear StampWinter, Quilling Tool, Scissors, Ink, and Paper
Step One: Cut Scalloped Circle Die
Step Two: Stamp both sides of the die with matching stamp set.
Step Three: Cut through the circle and cut center circle out leaving the outer rim only
Step Four: Curl around quilling tool tightly and then remove…let it open up some and bend back some of the filigree edges back around the outside for a finished rose. Glue to your project to set.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea

Are you needing a small little handmade gift for a teacher, hostess or friend? I have an easy gift that really doesn't take long at all to make but is so useful. A tissue box holder. You can pick up wooden tissue box covers at your local craft store for just a couple dollars and then the creative fun begins.

You can cover the box with just one sheet of designer paper...granted I used two but I just wanted the mixed up patterns and I love this collection for KaiserCraft  Then just add a few die cuts and and your done. Of course you can go more detailed if you want but I figured you didn't want to much going on as you needed to be able to get to the tissue.

I used the beautiful Blossom Branch die from Scrapping Cottage. I did ink up the center and some of the edges with a little distress ink and then cupped the flowers with my McGill paper tool to lift them up. Easy Peasy...glued them down with some strong glue and topped them off with "of course" pearls. I do love me some pearls, LOL.
Have a great rest of the week

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pure Beauty Layout

Two things I adore...My beautiful mother (who is photographed here) and this new line from KaiserCraft "Sweet Nothings"  It's just so beautiful. 

Some of my flowers are the layout are handmade and some of them are Kaiser's paperblooms that have been topped of with a pearl brad. 

I really liked the effect that the ripped paper gave this layout.  I did do it very controlled with an Xacto tool, quilling tool and some distress ink.  The vintage feel this techinque gives is just perfect.

I hope I've made you drool just a little over the Sweet Nothings sure to pick yours up today. 

I also used a Cheery Lynn die, Polynesian Sails.  With my handmade flowers this layout qualifies for Cheery Lynns Current Challenge: Handmade Flowers...


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas from Heartfelt Creations

Something everyone loves to get is a gift card to their favorite store.  I know stores have little cards you can put them in, but why not go the extra mile and make a little gift card wallet.  They are so stinkin cute and honestly very easy to make.  Please hop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and you can see the directions for this project. 

I have to admit I'm in love with this collection from October Afternoon's adorable.  The stamp sentiments and the holly are all from Heartfelt Creations. The gift card was made using my Scor-Pal...that I love so much.  Oh and I used Sakura over the berries to give a glossy finish.  Everything just came together perfect on this project.

I also can't wait to share this exciting news with you...Heartfelt wants to say thank to all their fans and they are giving away's the scoop.

As a thank you to all our loyal HC customers, Heartfelt Creations will be giving away 50 - $50 Dollar Gift Certificates on December 21st at 9PM EST. On December 21st we will be providing you with the direct link to the giveaway page on our blog, Facebook and email. Once the page goes live you submit your information and a $50 gift certificate will automatically be emailed. Once the 50 gift certificate limit has been reached it will be indicated on the page. Mark your calenders and make sure you are available at that time, they will be snatched up quickly!

You sure don't want to miss out on that, so be ready next Wednesday.  Now go check out Heartfelt's Blog where you'll get directions for this project and also see some more amazing creations from my fellow design team members.

This project qualifies for the following challenges:
Scor-Pal : Last minute gifts
complete scoring directions found on the Heartfelt Blog