Friday, November 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Release!

We are pleased to introduce the Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour Collection. Grab your cup of cocoa and snuggle up. This set is as warm and romantic as the days when the snow flies and the fireplaces pops. Typography of love, roses of delight, and patterns of mesmerizing drama are all included in the Timeless Amour Collection. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by November 27th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93 .

Since we celebrated Thanksgiving Yesterday, I knew that I wanted to create a layout that expresses my gratitude towards my parents. They have always been there for me and have shown me unconditional love and have certainly made my life so much better!

Life Is Better With You In It - 12 x 12 Layout

HCPC 3506 - Passage to My Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3508 - Timeless Lace PreCut Set
HCPC 3505 - Timeless Rosette PreCut Set
HCPC 3509  - Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 - Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 - Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
HCD  727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 2
HCDP1 228 Timeless Amour Paper collection
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Glue Tip Art Institute
Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other: Art Institue Glitter (Iris); Copic Markers ( RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, YG63, YG91, YG93, YG99); ColorBox Pigment Ink ( Shabby Pink, Pink, Eggplant), Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder (Amethyst), WorldWin Cardstock, Memento Ink (Black)

Stamp various sizes of  the Vintage Floret stamps onto a light patterned paper from the Timeless Amour Paper Collection. Add pink and eggplant ink to color the flower.  Cut with the matching die, and shape using the Paper Blossoms kit. Add the stamen shape from the Delicate Asters set beneath each bud.  Determine the placement of your photo, and stamp and heat emboss the Timeless Lace stamp directly onto the background paper on either side of the photo mat. Stamp the floral heart from the Passage to My Heart Set and color with Copic Markers. Trace along the swirly lines using the metal tip on the Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle with Ultrafine glitter.  Mount the heart above the lacey heart die cut using dimensional foam.  Stamp and color two of the small rosette flourishes and fussy cut them.  Add them into the flower clusters along with die cuts from the Timeless Amour set. Stamp your sentiment, die cut it using the Francy Framed Tags Two  and adhere so that it overlaps the photo.

Once Upon a Sketch - November (hidden journaling)

Monday, November 19, 2012

May Arts and Helmar Blog Hop Day One

Welcome to the first day of the May Arts and Helmar blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jen Matott's blog, but if you just stumbled across this post, you may want to start at Charlene Drigg's blog, so you don't miss a thing! The May Art Ribbonistas have teamed up with Helmar's Design Team to inspire you this holiday season. Please leave a comment on any of the stops along the way, and you will be entered to win May Arts Ribbon and Helmar Adhesives!

I had this large wooden dimensional Christmas tree from Kaisercraft that I wanted to glitz up a bit.
I painted it liberally with Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA glue, and then sprinkled it with glitter (and yes, I am still sparkling and problably will be months from now!)
After my glue and glitter was all dry, it was time for my ribbon. Lots and lots of ribbon bows made from May Arts 5/8" Sheer Ruffle ribbon.
I used about 10 yards of this ribbon and just tied a single knot in each piece to cover the base of my tree.
I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to attach these bows, which worked out perfectly, because there were too many bows to have to wait long for my glue to dry!
So here is the finished product!
I hope you are enjoying Day One of this hop.  Now you need to head on to Carisa Zgloblicki's blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here's the rest of today's blogs.

Charlene Driggs:
Letitia Grace Lauer
Alexcia Patterson-Schroll
Kate Vickers
Christina Colón
Jen Matott
Gini Williams Cagle  - You are here.
Carisa Zgloblicki
Emily Lanham
Jen Shears

Beautiful Butterfly

I hope that you had a lovely weekend, and are getting ready for Thanksgiving!
I love layering my Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, because even though the cards aren't difficult, the results are stunning.  This card is really straight forward - no tricky cuts. But hopefully it will inspire you!
The new challenge this week is to create a tag using your Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  We would love to have you play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Patterned Papers: Pion Designs
Pion: Card Sketch

Sunday, November 18, 2012

You Shine Layout


WorldWin Papers Cardstock

Patterned Papers: Kaisercraft – Magnolia Grove Collection; Pink Paislee – Mistables Collection

May Arts Ribbon: Mini Pom-Poms  419-10

Zva Creative Bling

Dusty Attic Chipboard Alphabet

Clearnsnap Ink:  Mixd Media Inkz – Leather;  Color Box Pigment Ink – Harbor; Color Box Chalk Ink – Gray Whale

Art Institute Glitter: Gala Glitz – Orange

McGill Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit and Mat

GlueArts Glue Glider Perma Tac, U Cut It Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Glue Arts Dries Clear Adhesive

Other:  Gesso, Corrugated Cardboard, Sewing Machine, thread

Designer Notes:

1.        Cut patterned papers to layer for base of layout as shown.  Ink all of the edges with dark brown ink and distress with water or distressing tool as desired.

2.       Add decorative machine stitching in black thread around the main panels.

3.       Cut a circle from corrugated cardboard. Paint with gesso.  Allow to dry.  Spray with Glimmer Mist, and paint areas with thick layers of Glimmer Glam. Allow to dry.

4.       Paint chipboard letters with Glimmer Glam.  Adhere to the corrugated circle.

5.       Stamp and die cut 6 layers of flower petals for each flower. Spray with glimmer mist and allow to dry.  Ink edges with brown ink.  Shape with flower shaping tools and assemble.  Add small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Gala Glitz.

6.       Stamp and cut two Leaf flourishes. Attach behind the floral cluster.

Scor-Pal and Hampton Art Wrap-Up

This time of the year, people are always on the look out for cute projects that are easily and inexpensively made, to had out as those last minute gifts.  This treat holder really fits the bill.  It was designed  to hold  Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, but you could tweak the measurements to hold any treat that you would like to use. It's so quick to put this together using the Scor-Pal!  And since we are talking chocolate here - the sentiment stamp from Hampton Art was perfect!

Echo Park Patterned Paper - Very Merry Christmas
Best Creation Glitter Paper
WorldWin Cardstock
Hambly Screen Prints Transparency
Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Leaves B183
Spellbinders Labels Nineteen
May Arts 377-38-14 Metallic Velvet
Wow Embossing Powder
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Cut (2) red card stock pieces 7" x 6"for the top and bottom of the box. With the 6" side along the top fence, score at 2" and 4".  Turn a quarter turn, and score at 2" and 5".  Score the top and bottom corner pieces to add a 1/2" tab. e.g. For the upper left corner, score at 1 1/2", only down to the 2" mark.  Do this for all four corners and trim away the rest of the corner paper.

Cut decorative paper to cover the box top and bottom:
(5) 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
(4) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Ink the edges of the patterned papers using the Dark Moss ink.  Attach these papers to the box form before you assemble it - that way you can easily punch two holes into the top, to tie your ribbon through.  After the holes are punched, assemble the box top and bottom using Scor-tape.

Cut the transparency 9" x 10 1/4". Score at 1 7/8"; 4 3/4"; 6 5/8"; and 9 1/2".  Attach the tab using Scor-tape, and slide the sleeve into the box bottom. Add your treats, and top with the lid.

To decorate the box, stamp and emboss the Hampton Art sentiment, using gold embossing powder.  Cut using a die cut, and frame the cut with a nesting cut from red glitter paper. Add die cut holly leaves, and red Dew Drops for the holly berries.

Keep a few of these ready throughout the holidays!