Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! We may still have months of winter left, but it's never to early to start dreaming of spring.  So today's card is bright and cheerful, and of course full of flowers.

Heartfelt Creations Products:
Spellbinders Labels 28
Scalloped Square Grand Nestabilities
May Arts 1/8" Silk Ribbon SK17
Stickles: Ruby
Want2Scrap Pearls
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Memento Ink - Black
Copics: YR21; YR23; YR24; E99; E34, E57; YG25, YG63;YG93; YG99; 
R20; R21; RV32; RV34; R39
Purchased tag
Stamp the Vintage Floret Bouquet using Memento Ink in black.  Color with Copic markers. Center the largest sized Labels 28 around the colored image and cut.  Leave the image in the die, and add distress ink around the edges, and a little bit over the colored image to tone it down a bit. Cut a scalloped square using the die closest to 6". Cut a contrasting square 4 3/4"  and glue to the center of the larger square. Add machine stitching around the smaller square.  Mount the bouquet using foam dots.  Add stickles to the center of the flowers.  Stamp the sentiment on a purchased small tag, and add a few flourishes from the Vintage Floret Bouquet set.  Ink the edges with Distress Ink. Tie a multi-looped bow, and tuck the tag underneath. Add medium sized pearls in the corners, and one larger pearl to the center of the bow. Mount on a   6" x 6" card base.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scor-Pal and Fancy Pants Designs Ornament Tutorial

Are you ready for Christmas? Time is running out, so the Scor-Pal team has some last minute ideas to share with you this week using our faithful Scor-Pals and gorgeous papers from Fancy Pants Designs.  I had it easy! The papers I recieved were from the Home for Christmas collection.  Some of my team members had to be creative to turn their papers into something fun for the season. I created a Christmas ornament, but it would also be lovely used on a package.

Spellbinders: 2010 Heirloom Ornament; Grate Works D-Lite, Circles
May Arts Ribbon - Metallic Velvet 377-38-14
Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink - Chianti
Stickles - Burgandy
Begin by cutting 20 Heirloom Ornaments (Middle size) from the patterned paper.  Score 15 of these down the middle.

Attach one side of an ornament to another (wrong sides together), using Scor-tape. Add a 3rd ornament the same way.

Add the fourth (and unscored ornament) accross the back of the dimensional ornament. Make 5 of these total.

Cut 5 pieces of paper 3" x 3".  Cut a decorative die cut and glue to the center.  Fold the two sides together to form a cone and glue with Scor-tape.

Repeat until you have 5 of each shape.

Cut a circular base from cardstock, and arrange the ornament shapes evenly around the paper.  Adhere with Scor-Tape.

Nestle the cones between the ornaments and hold with Scor-Tape.

Cut 2 strips of paper 1" x 12" and form a rosette.  Place a decorative brad in the center of the rosette and glue to the center of the large ornament.  Add a ribbon loop to the back to hang the ornament from your tree or package. Add stickles and ink the edges to finish.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

May Arts Ribbonista Holiday Hop

Welcome to Day 4 of the May Arts Ribbonista Holiday Hop! I hope you have been enjoying all of the inspiration and in case you missed anything, be sure to head to the May Arts Blog for a list of each day's participants. You know the Ribbon Lady is not going to let us have a hop without giving away some gorgeous ribbon! So, leave comments on any of the hop posts to be entered to win your choice of four spools of ribbon.
 Here's a list of who is hopping today:


I've got an easy wreath to share with you today. Start off by making a base for the wreath by drawing two rings onto cardboard you have around the house and cutting them out. Glue the two rings together to make them more sturdy.
Cut lengths of various colored Sheer Twinkle Ribbon 12" each.Form a loop on the inside of the ring, and pull the tails from the outside of the ring through the loop, then pull the tails to the outside of the ring to make a knot.
Tighten the knot so that none of the cardboard shows. Push the ribbons close together.

Finished wreath.
May Arts Ribbons:

Scrap-Mart Christmas Card

Can you believe Christmas is almost here!!? Thought I better sneak in another Christmas card while I still can!
Riddersholm Patterned Papers (The Day Before; I Believe)
May Arts Ribbon 386-58-46

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Wednesdays are always a great day of the week - and what makes them even better, is that I get to share my newest Heartfelt Creations project with you.  Today's tag, would be the perfect way to dress up any special occasion package.

Start with a purchased white tag.  Run through die-cutting machine using the Flora M-bossablities folder.  Spread some Distress Stains in  Worn Lipstick and Old Paper on a non-stick mat, spritz with water, and drag the tag through the stain to add an antiqued color.  Add a bead of glue around the edges of the tag and sprinkle with Gala Glitz Glitter.  Die cut the larger Decorative Chateau Gate from cardstock, and cut away the windows and center bar.  Using the fine metal tip and Dries Clear Adhesive, trace the cut with glue, and sprinkle with glass glitter. Set aside to dry.  Stamp This is Your Day stamp with embossing ink, and heat emboss using  dark brown powder.  Color the roses and leaves using Gelatos and a water brush.  Ink the entire design with embossing ink, and sprinkle with clear powder.  Heat set (You may want to repeat this step a time or two).  Mount this stamp beneath the glittered frame.  Stamp, cut and shape the flower (Using two of each of the 3 smallest sized flowers) from the Vintage Floret sets.  Ink the edges using  ColorBox Rose pigment ink.  Stamp and cut the Bella Rose Leaves and use a portion of the cut at the bottom of the stamp.  Add a ribbon bow, and decorative pins to finish the tag.

Heartfelt Creations Products

Spellbinders M-Bossability Flora Folder
May Arts Metallic 3/8" Ribbon GC12
Clearsnap Rose Pigment Ink
Versamark Ink
Wow Embossing Powders:  Ultra High Clear, Primary Bark
Distress Stains: Worn Lipstick, Old Paper
Maya Art Decorative Pins
Glass Glitter
White Tag
Xyron Mega Runner

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pink Hydrangea

I'm taking a break today from Christmas cards to share  a refreshing spring card that I made awhile back for a magazine submission - but sadly, it wasn't picked up.  But I still love this card and hope that you will too!

  1. Die cut the French Lattice from green patterned paper, back with a rectangle, cut to the same size as the die cut in the matching patterned paper.
  2. Hand stitch a seed bead at each intersection of the die cut. To make it easier to line up, poke a hole with the needle from the top towards the bottom, and then bring your needle up from the back and add a bead.
  3. Die cut 15 small flowers, in pink cardstock from the Embellishment #2 die. Cup the flowers using a stylus and foam mat. Cut a small Styrofoam ball in half, and glue flowers onto ball. After glue is dry, add a small pearl to the center of each flower.
  4. Tuck leaves under hydrangea and glue to the center of the card.

Bazzill Cardstock
K&Company  Flora and Fauna Patterned Paper
Want2Scrap Pearls
Toho Seed Beads (1209)
McGill Flower Shaping Tools and Mat
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars:  Fuse Die Cutting Machine

Small Styrofoam Ball





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Week

This time of the year, it's easy to find great inspiration from commercial packaging, if you just keep your eyes open.  This box was inspired by a Burt's Bees gift set.  It was really easy to recreate using the Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Cardstock.

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Hexagon dies
Spellbinder M-Bossability Mystic
Kaisercraft Sparklets
Craft store artificial glitter holly leaves

The original box was used as a template. With these measurements, you can draw off your own.
Trace the pattern onto your card stock, and cut it out. Line up on your Scor-pal to score the folds.
 If you noticed, 3 of the side panels have flaps (to connect the sides together).  Add a piece of Scor-tape to the outside of each flap, and adhere to the inside of the adjacent panel.
After your box takes shape, add a piece of Scor-tape to the top flap and fold down.  This will make your edges stronger and neater.
This is the template used for the box lid. Trace onto your card stock, and cut. Each of the "petals" will tuck into the box top, except for the one long strip, which will wrap under the box, creating the hinge.
To wrap around the box, you will need an extension strip.  Cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4" x 9".  Score at 4 1/2" and 6 3/4".
Secure the original box flap, around the base of the box.
Add the extention piece, so that the scores line up with the edge of the box.  Adhere along the front panel, and into the inside of the box.
Cut nesting hexagons using a die, and emboss with a folder.  Sand the card stock to reveal the colored core.
Decorate as desired.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Hop Days with DCWV and Hampton Art

Hello and welcome to day one of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop!

DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

Day #1 of our hop is all about vintage! Whether you are talking lace and pearls and soft weathered colors or distressed, grungy, and aged, if you love all things vintage we have some beautiful projects to show you today!

Hop Beginning
Vivian Keh
Jan Garber
Dana Warren
Hilde Stolk
Gini Williams Cagle - You are here
Rita Barakat
Linda Abadie
Tessa )
Beverly Sizemore
Karla Der
Gloria Stengel
Amanda Philips
End of Day 1

If you have come here from Hilde's blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog  and start the hop from there!

Of course, there are prizes! So be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for your chance to win.  For today's prize, Hampton Art is offering this great package!

I've been making Christmas cards for months now, so decided it would be fun to try something a little I ended up going a little bit steampunk on my creation.

I colored my ballerina with Copics, and then fussy cut. I added some glittery details to her costume using Smooch Glitz.  The flowers were made with Rose Creations from the Heirloom Christmas paper stack, and had a little bit of the Smooch Glitz added to them as well.  Nestled among the flowers and sprockets, are peppermint candies, stamped from this set as well. I edeged the card with some crocheted ribbon, and sprinkled Fairy Dust Glitter around the edges of the card (because Christmas is always sparkly in my book!)

These products worked great together - and I hope you enjoy seeing the different ways all of the designers used them!

Hampton Art Stamps
May Arts Ribbon

Now, the next stop on this hop is Rita Barakat. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going great.  I've got a Heartfelt Creations card to share with you today that really shows off the beautiful rose you can create using the Vintage Floret stamps and dies. 
Cut patterned base paper at 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", ink the edges and mount to a 6 x 6 cardstock base.  Die cut the lace border from cream cardstock ink over the bottom 2/3rds of the border using the honey ink. Back the lace border with mauve paterned paper.  Adhere ribbon and add pearls to the ribbon. Cut 2 decorative pieces from the Timeless Amour die set, and use to frame the sentiment from the paper collection. Stamp the 3 smallest sizes of flowers - one bold, and one open flower for each size, using the peony ink. Die cut with the matching die. Shape using the mat and tools. Stamp and cut the foliage as shown, and assemble the card.
Heartfelt Creations
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon: 1" Velvet/ Crochet (372-1-34)
Clearsnap Ink: Dark Peony Chalk; Olive Pastel Chalk;Chestnut Roan Chalk; Saphire Silk Pigment; Moss Green Pigment; Mix'd Media Honey
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sent From Heaven

I'm taking a little break today from the holiday cards, and decided to share with you a great card for a new baby.  This is a wing-fold card which is really simple to make, but is very impressive to recieve.

Cut the following pieces of paper to assemble card

Mist (blue)  cardstock:  5 ¾  x 12” - scored at 3 3/8; 5 1/8; 6 7/8; 8 5/8

Cut (2) from Lullaby  3 1/8 x5 ½

Cut (3) from Bundle of Joy 1 ½ x 5 ½


Die cut:

(2) Victorian Garden Doily Frame in Ivory

(1) Japanese Lace Oval  Angel Wing in Ivory

(1) Japanese Lace Oval in New Arrival


1.       Ink the edges of all patterned papers with Dark Cashmere ink.  Adhere the Victorian Garden Doily to each of the Lullaby mats.  Trim the excess from the doily frame.  Glue panels to the outer sides of the card base.

2.       Glue the three small Bundle of Joy  papers to the 3 center panels of the card.

3.       Glue the Japanese Lace Oval diecut to the cut shadow background.  Add pearls to each tip.

4.       Trace the oval from the Japanese Lace oval, and cut from Ivory cardstock.  Ink the edges.  Stamp the baby using Robin’s Egg.  Allow to dry completely, and stamp the sentiment, slightly overlapping the image using embossing ink.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set.

5.       Adhere to the oval doily using dimensional adhesives and add bow.
Thanks for stopping by today! The new Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is Tis the Season.  We would love for you to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!
WorldWin Papers Cardstock – ColorMates in Ivory,  Mist
Graphic 45  Little Darlings 8” x 8” Collection Patterned  paper in Lullaby, Bundle of Joy, New Arrival
Hampton Art/ Graphic 45   Little Darlings 2 stamp set
May Arts Ribbon – 5/8”  Textured Lines ribbon
 Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearnsnap Ink:  Colorbox Pigment Ink Robin’s Egg;  Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink In Dark Cashmere;  Top Boss Embossing Ink
Wow Gold Embossing Powder
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive; U Cut It 3D Adhesive Foam Blanks
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars:  Fuse Die Cutting Machine


Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Decorating with May Arts Ribbons

Hi y'all! I wanted to offer a little bit of Southern hospitality and "invite" you in to see some of my Christmas decorations.  Some of the design team from May Arts Ribbon will be sharing their Christmas trees (or tree decorations) with you today.  So for a full list of those participating, stop by the May Arts Blog.

I'm really glad that we decided to do this blog post, because it gave me a deadline to get my tree up! and otherwise, I think all of my beautiful decorations would still be in boxes.  I tend to be an              over-the-top kind of a girl, and Christmas in no exception. My mammouth 10 foot tree is covered in all kinds of sparkly ornaments, and this year my tree got dressed a little bit more with the addition of May Arts Ribbons.
I have streamers of this Satin/Metallic Reversible ribbon, flowing from my tree top. It is so elegant and perfect for the season.  I can just imagine big bows on all of my presents, tied with this one.
I've had a cross tree-topper for years, because I think that's the best way to capture the true spirit of Christmas.  This year I added a large bow behind it, created with this Sheer/ Gold Swirls ribbon.
Here's a detail shot for you -
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and spending a little time.  I hope you are inspired by what you see and that you have a very blessed Christmas!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hampton Art And Cheery Lynn Blog Week

This week, the designers from Hampton Art and Cheery Lynn Designs have teamed up to share with you some great Christmas projects to help you get your jingle on! And I am blessed to serve on both of these teams - so this is my second post for the week. For more inspiration, please check out:
The blogs will be sharing new projects throughout the week - plus each company is giving away a fantastic prize to one lucky commenter.
Cheery Lynn Designs
$25 Gift Certificate
From Hampton Art
So make sure to visit the blogs every day and leave those comments for your chance to win!
Now, for the details of my card, here you go!

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps: 

Santa’s List ( PS0721); Believe In Christmas (SC0273)


Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink: Triumphant Red;

Color Box Fluid Chalk: Olive Pastel; Creamy Brown

Color Box Pigment Ink: Merlot

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies:


Patterned Papers: Riddersholm Design – The Day

WorldWin Papers Cardstock – ColorMates Maroon

May Arts Ribbon: Paper Cord ( 420-33); 5/8” Velvet

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

Other: Vintage button


Designer Notes:

1.      Stamp the “Night Before Christmas” words from the Believe in Christmas set, using the Creamy Brown ink onto a light patterned paper. Cut a circle from the paper.  Stamp the Santa image in the center of the circle using  the Merlot ink.  Ink the edges using the Triumphant Red.

2.      Die cut the Nautical Wheeler Doily using a light patterned paper. Ink the edges with the Triumphant Red.

3.      Die cut the medium sized Doily Stacker Circle using a dark red patterned paper.

4.      Die cut the Holly Flourish using a light patterned paper and color using the Olive Pastel ink.

5.      Ink the edges of all remaining panels for the card, using the Triumphant Red. Assemble as shown.