Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Wish For You Card with Heartfelt Creations

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas.  Well I told you this week would be slight on posts but here is one that I hope is worth not having so many just for this one.  The handmade flowers really pull everything together on this card and using Heartfelt Creations make handmade flowers so easy. 

Here are all the supplies and directions on making this card.  See you next week!!!! and craft on.

Products Used:
HCDP1 238 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCPC3572 Floral Keys and Locket
HCD 741 Burnished Key Die
HCD 728 Timeless Armour
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret

Other Products Used: Viva Decor Liquid Pearls, Card stock, Distress Ink, foam tape

Cut a base card 5 x 7".  Cut decorative paper 6 3/4 x 4 3/4" and attach to base card.  Die cut lace border twice in decorative paper and attach to the base card, trim overlapping edges. Apply a small pearl dot in all the cut out squares in the top of the lace border as shown on card and let dry.  Cut corners of decorative paper and mount with glue on cardstock, cut out corners so there is a slight edge of the cardstock and then mount on base card.  Cut two flourishes from the Timeless Armour collection out of white card stock.  Ink edges.  Hand cut out decorative oval and frame with the flourish  Mount on card with foam tape. Ink Floral Key and Locket stamp with multiple color ink and stamp on card stock.  Cut out with matching die.  Mount onto oval as shown and add liquid pearls around the oval scroll.  Stamp and cut out 12 varying size flowers.  Ink the edges.  Curl the petals with a pair of tweezers.  I accordion fold them, glue them together to make three flowers as shown and attach to the card to complete. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Laugh Kaisercraft Layout

With the holidays coming up next week the month is almost over...YIKES!!!! Where did 2013 go?  I can't think of a better way to show out the year than by winning KaiserCrafts monthly sketch challenge....

This is my take on one of our sketches this month for KasierCraft.  Sketches can really jump start your creative mojo and a great way top win some extra product.  Be sure to hop on over to KaiserCraft's Blog and see all the sketches so far this month and join in our fun...and best of luck. 

I'll be taking a bit of time off next week, so you may only see one post for Heartfelt Creations and that's it.  I hope you are all blessed this Christmas and I'll see you next week and a lot more in 2014. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Prayer for the Day

I really love this sentiment from the new Floral Key Collection from Heartfelt Creations so of course I had to feature it on a card.  Really you only need one flower on a card to make it pop and that's just what I did on this one 

 I added a little surprise on the inside and a place where you could write your personal message.  All in all this card came together beautifully..  It's always simple to create such elegance with Heartfelt.  Want to know how I made this?  See all the products and step by step directions below. 

HCDP1 328 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCPC 3576 A Prayer for the Day
HCPC 3573 Burnished Key Hole
HCPC 3545  Open Leaf
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms

Other Products Used: Rhinestone Bling, Distress Ink, Distress Markers, McGill Tools, Embossing Powder

Directions for Project:

Cut panel from designer card stock.  Stamp with brown distress ink sentiment and heat set with clear embossing powder.  Mount on solid base and sand the edges for a distressed look.  Stamp 7 flowers in varying sizes and cut out with matching die.  Color your petals with ink and manipulate petals with McGill Tools.  Stack your petals and glue together to for a large blossom.  Paint the tips of your flower with glitter paint and finish off your flower with a sparkly bauble.  Stamp two leaves on cream color card stock, cut out with matching die and curl your leaves with McGill Tools.  Ink lightly your edges of the leaves and rub inward leaving some of the cream showing.  Attach leaves and flowers to card as shown.  For the inside of the card cut cream color card stock and stamp image in the lower right hand corner of the card with the image slightly off the card.  Color with markers of your choice.  Glue to the interior for a finished project.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

30 Days of Xyron Christmas Tag and Tutorial

Tags are such a popular, fun and easy thing to make at the holidays.  This is one that is great because you can use up some scraps you might have left over from other Christmas projects.  I have a really simple tutorial today for you that will show you how to make this adorable tag in no time.

First step is to cut strips making each one a bit longer that the last.  Take each strip and cigar roll it.  I use the end of one of my files for a base, but you could use any tool you have on hand. 

Once you have your rolls completed.  Use Xyron's new high tack tape to adhere your rolls to the base tag.   I like to place the tape over the end of the roll.  This helps to keep the rolls tight and glue them down. 

Then it's just decoration your tag/card with a few finishing touches and it's ready to go on a package. 

Here's a complete list of all the goodies I used to create this card
Other Products Used: Ribbon

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cupcake Cutie Card Holder

I needed to make a gift for my son's teacher for Christmas and I couldn't think of anything cutie than this cupcake gift card holder.  It was actually simple to make and made such a great presentation.  I loved it. 

Here's a picture of the gift card slipped out of the center of the cupcake.  There are plenty of tutorials for this type of project online if you would like to make one for yourself.  Have a great weekend and happy crafting.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

30 Days of Xyron

I love holiday cards and making your own is always fun.  To add a bit of a kick to mine I'm all into dimension and  Xyron makes it so easy.  Today I'm going to show you how to make your own thick foam tape to make any card POP!

First you'll want to get an extra thick sheet of foam from your local scrapbook store.  I'm using my 5" Creative Station with my foam tape today.  It's going to be thick to work through your machine so go slowly, a little a time.  

Once you've run it through once.  Remove your clear top cover and then press the white backing down by rubbing your finger or even a bone folder over it.  Cut the excess white backing away and rerun your foam square through flipped upside down, so the white back will be on the other side.  

Again cut away the excess white backing after rubbing it down.  TIP:  I generally cut small squares like 4" x 4" to cover at a time and use them up so they'll stay neat and fresh. 

Once you have your foam coated on both sides with you Xyron glue cut your squares away with non stick scissors.  Easy Peasy!!!  You can really see below how the extra thick foam tape gives a unique twist to any card or project. 

My adorable little Christmas mouse friend is from a stamp set from Crafters Companion called " Christmas Seasons" .  Not only did the mouse stamp come from the set but so did the Merry Christmas sentiment that is attached to the bow.  The paper collection is from Heidi Swap's Christmas Collection " Believe". 

Want to know everything I used on this project?  Check out my supply list below and I hope you continue to enjoy the celebration of the holidays with Xyron

Other Products:Foam Sheet,  KaiserCraft Pearls, Stick Pins, Copics and Ribbon

Sweet Memories With You

I love the elegance of Heartfelt Creations projects.  It's so easy to accomplish with their papers, dies and stamps.  This card is one I created using the Floral Key Collection.  Please see below all the products used and step by step directions for creating one of these cards for yourself. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD 741 Burnished Key Die
HCPC 3572 Floral Keys and Locket
HCDP1 237 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die
159723 Dries Clear Glue

Other Products Used: Ribbon, Pearl, Dimension Foam Tape, Black Ink

Directions: Cut decorate panel out from paper and mount on 5 x7" base card.  Cut smaller panel and mount on base as shown with foam tape.  Cut two flourishes out from Ornate Gateway die and center in the middle of the card and glue down with Dries Clear Glue. Cut deco style panel and mount on top of the flourishes as shown with foam tape.  Fussy cut the lock and roses out from the paper and mount. Wrap a ribbon around the bottom of the card and top with a bow.  Stamp with black ink your key from the Floral Key and Locket set and cut out with matching Burnished Die.  Cut your key in two and weave through the knot of the ribbon.  Finish off the card and the ribbon with a pearl brad. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Background Tutorial with KaiserCraft

Today I've got a great tutorial for you that will come in so handy for any project, mixed media, scrapbooking or cards...super easy and super cool. 

First step is pick some designer paper that has some color variation throughout.  I've used a sheet from the latest collection from Kaisercraft, Paradisco .  Using an embossing folder emboss your sheet of paper.

Next you want to cover the high areas of the paper with versa mark ink. 
Cover with fine clear embossing powder and heat seat.  Do this 2-3 times to build up a good base. 
Next you want to take a dark color of ink and sponge dauber onto the paper.  This is really going to make it pop. 
Once it's covered very good wipe away any excess with a baby wipe.
Isn't this beautiful.  Now it's ready to use in a project.  You'll find pictures of my project below and I think you'll agree it gives great depth and texture to your work. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Heidi Swapp and Xyron for the Holidays

Today Xyron and Heidi Swapp have paired up for a great blog hop show cases some of their fabulous products.  I loved the way the Heidi Swapp products were neutral and I got to add the color and glitz to make my ornament what I wanted it to be.  I figured this would be wonderful on package for Christmas and then the receiver could use the ornament for years to come.  I love gifts like that, don't you?  Please be sure to see below all the products I used and links so you can stock up and create one of these beauties for yourself. 

Other Products Used: Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Ink, Liquid Pearls, Sewing Machine and Smooch

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Wish for You Layout with Heartfelt Creations

I don't think I could have wished a better picture to match the Floral Key Collection than this one of my little man at the Botanical Gardens.  I made handmade flowers that adorn the sides of the picture along with the keys and heart from the Heartfelt Collection too.  It really all came together wonderfully.  See below for step by step directions and a supply list for this projects.  Also be sure to stop by Heartfelt Creations blog today and see all the other beautiful creations by the rest of the design team. 

HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossom, HCPC 3545 Open Leaf, HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf,  HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die, HCD 722 Tattered Blossom Die, HCPC 3574 Journey of Love Keys, HCD 728 Timeless Armor, HCPC 3569 Burnished Key, HCP 741 Burnished Key Die, Dries Clear Glue 159723, Zip Dry 273900
Other Products Used: Ink, Micro fine Glitter: Pedestal, Twine, Punch, Spellbinders Circle, White Card Stock, Rhinestones, Marker, Dimensional Tape/Glue
Directions for Project:
Punch edge of designer paper with punch and mount with zip dry glue on designer card stock base.  Mount picture in the middle of your designer paper.  Cut circle out from designer paper using Spellbinders die and mount on the left side of the picture. Fussy cut tag and memo tag from paper and mount on the left side of picture.  Write your journaling on the tag as shown.
Flowers: Stamp 25-30 petals of Tattered Blooms on white card stock.  Cut out with matching dies.  Ink middle of the blooms stroking outward to the end of the petals to give a variegation in color.  Bend, twist and fold the petals to give a realistic look.  Color the edge of the petals with dries clear glue and cover with glitter.  Stack petals to form eight flowers.  Finish each of the flowers with bling/rhinestones. 
Stamp and cut leaves with white card stock.  Color edges darker with green ink and work inward leaving a lighter shade in the middle of the leaves.  Again fold and bend leaves to give dimension.  Arrange your flowers and leaves in clusters as shown. 
Stamp and cut two key out using the Burnished Key Die and Burnished Key Stamp. Tie twine around one of the keys and arrange the two keys in your flower clusters as shown.
Stamp Lock Heart on designer paper and cut out using the Timeless Armor die.  Color in the flourishes of the stamp with a marker. Take the die cut lace border and flip it for the backside of the paper to encase your heart.  Draw a thin line around the base heart and the key hold using the dries clear glue and coat with glitter.  Nestle the heart in the cluster using dimensional tape to finish the layout.

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Gift for Faith

I made this for a sweet little friend of mine...Faith.  She just turned 12 so I thought she might like this plaque for her room.  I created this with the paper collection " Tea Break" from KaiserCraft.  I also had a ton of help from Stencil Girl stencils....Love the way the finish came out with them.  You can see a closer view in the picture below.  Awesome texture.

Of course, I had to add in some of my handmade flowers.  I created them with designer paper, ink them up with some pigment ink and then topped them off with a button and sparklet.  Overall I think it turned out really pretty with a lot of little details going on . 

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Floral Key Release from Heartfelt Creations

Today is the release of the much anticipated collection from Heartfelt Creations ..... Floral Key.  As always it deliver elegance and style.  Please be sure to check out Heartfelt's blog to see the rest of the design teams creations using the new release....STUNNING!!!!!  Below you'll find the complete tutorial and recipe for this card.  Enjoy!!!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3569 Burnished Key Precut Set
HCDP1 238 Floral Key Collection
HCD 741 Burnished Key
HCD 727 Vintage Floret
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret Precut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret Precut Set
119390136 3D Gold Stamp Paint
272484 KaiserCraft Daffodil Sparklets
1259723 Art Institute Glue Dries Clear
Other Products Used:
X-acto Tool
Foam Tape
Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink

Project Instructions
Cut base card 5 x 7.  Cut designer panel and cut out middle using X-acto tool as shown to create a frame.  Paint the corner flourishes with gold paint.  Set aside.  Cut two 5 x 7 light color designer paper rectangles.  Stamp the burnished key stamp on both using the pigment ink and cover with clear embossing powder, heat set.  Cut the keys/locks from one of the panels using the matching die.  Paint all the key die cuts (except the sentiment) with gold paint and wipe away excess paint.  Attach frame with foam tape to the solid stamped base as shown and also add all the gold keys/lock to the base with foam tape.  Attach the sentiment with a double high foam tape base.  Stamp the three smallest vintage floret petals on some of the darker designer paper using the gold stamp paint.  Cut out petals with matching die and curl and bend petals.  Glue and stack petals to create three flowers (2 larger and one smaller flower).  Finish off the center of the flowers with a sparklet.  Cut out leaves and love locket from the designer paper and add in a cluster as shown with the flowers.  Attach everything to your base 5x 7 card to complete your card. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Love, Joy and Happiness Heartfelt Card

Hello everyone.  Today I'm featuring a Heartfelt Creations card I made but be sure to come back on Friday to see the Black Friday release from's gorgeous.  As always find the complete directions and recipe for the project below, so you can create your own. 

HCD738 Ornamental Add On Die, HCD722 Tattered Blossom Die, HCPC3494 Delicate Asters Stamp, HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms Stamp, HCDP 1237 Antiquity Paper Collection, HCD726 Delicate Asters Die. Other Products Used: Ribbon, Distress Ink, Liquid Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Dries Clear Glue, Card Stock, McGill Tools and Pad
Directions: Cut base of card 5 x 7 from the Antiquity Paper Collection.  Cut second layer from paper collection 4 3/4   x 6 3/4  and adhere to base.  Sew around the edge with sewing machine.  Cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 paper from collection and then cut out designer rectangle from collection (ink edges) layering on top of the 4 1/4  x 5 1/4 base.  Cut decorative ornament from Ornamental Add On Die.  Cut out sentiment from paper and layer on top of ornament.  Apply ribbon to the middle of your card with a bow at the base and then assemble card as shown with all the parts. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Time to Give Thanks with JustRite


I haven't played along in a while with the JustRite challenge and this weekend I had some extra time that I got to.  The theme for this challenge was using the " bleach technique" .  I did the technique on my leaves.  I inked my paper with variegating  fall colors and then stamped using bleach and of course a JustRite leaf stamp.  I finished off my leaves by inking the edges with a darker ink.

I couldn't think of a better card to create for this week with Thanksgiving right around the corner.  I have to say I'm so thankful for so many things in my life.  Of course my boys and family, my job, the area I live in and the friends I hold dear.  I'm also thankful for each of you and thank you for sharing my artistic passion with me on my blog.  I'm one blessed girl.

Here is a complete list of JustRite products I used for this projects. 
Be sure to join in the fun of their challenges by clicking here. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sparkle Me This

I thought I would wrap up the week with a layout I created for KaiserCraft using the Tea Break Collection.  I had this picture of the flamingos from the Animal Kingdom Disney Park and somehow they just seemed perfect for this collection.  Let me tell you, you might not be able to see it really good from the picture but man this layout twinkles.  I've added glitter to the flowers, leaves and also the fountain.  It's really pretty and sparkly. 

Have a great creative weekend and I'll see you on Monday. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Moments with You Easel Card

I'm really enjoying Heartfelt Creations paper collections.  They are new since I was last on the time and OMGosh they are so wonderful to use with their stamps and dies.  It makes creating so simple and easy as everything coordinates. 

Want to know how I created this easel card?  check out the directions and the complete recipe of products below. 

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCDP1 237 Antiquity Paper Collection
HCD729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCD722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC3568 Moments With You Stamp
HCPC3546 Classic Leaf Stamp
HCPC3468 Tattered Blossoms Stamp
Black Gala Glitz
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Xyron Creative Station 5" Permanent Adhesive
Pigment Inks: Hollyhock, Ruby & Blush
Tattered Angels Mist: Diamond
Card Stock :Green & White

Directions for Project:
Create base easel card, you can find the tutorial here.  For the top cut a 6 x 6 base designer card stock. Cut two Decorative Corners from the Antiquity Paper in black.  Adhere one into the right corner using Xyron adhesive.  Attach the second corner in the top left but just a portion as shown and snip away the excess.  Do this neatly as you'll use the other portion of the left over corner in the interior of the card.  Stamp and cut Tattered Blossom flowers in various sizes.  Ink with three different shades of ink with the lightest color in the center and the darkest on the edges of the petals.  With your tweezers wrinkle the edges of the petals and layer and glue together. In the center add a generous dollop of dries clear glue and finish flowers with gala glitz and spray mist.  Stamp and cut two leaf flourishes from the classic leaf stamp.  Arrange the flowers in clusters as shown on card and tuck in leaves (cutting some apart) as shown.  Fussy cut tickets from paper and add to the front to finish off.   

In the interior of the card cut 6x6 designer card base.  Cut your left over corner so it is balance and adhere with Xyron.  Stamp Moments with You sentiment and fussy cut out.  Adhere with foam tape and apply over the corner die to finish card.