Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Family Another Word for Love

Since it's Wednesday, that means I get to share another Heartfelt Creations Project with you!  Today I've got a layout that I made using a picture of my sister and sweet little nephew.  We took this at the local pumpkin patch this fall.

I love the detail that the matching stamps and dies give to these flowers.

The chipboard title (from Words or Whatever -Wow) was embossed using several colors of powder. 

Heartfelt Creations Supplies
Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Foliage Two
Words or Whatever - Wow Chipboard (Family Another Word for Love)
May Arts Ribbon  - 1.5" Crochet NP 10
Wow Embossing Powder  - Ultra High Gold, Earthtone Pepper, Cable Car Red
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Clearsnap Ink - Color Box Chalk - Dark Peony, Chestnut Roan
Top Boss Embossing Ink
Xyron Mega Runner
Glimmer Mist - Rum Punch
Copics: R39, YG95, YG97, E74, E77
Directions for 12 x 12 layout:
Stamp the Burlap background directly onto your background page using embossing ink - and emboss with gold. This will be the mat for your photo. Line the Decorative Blossoms Corner die up, to cut two adjoining corners, that will make a lacey semi-circle, using a light colored patterned paper.  Glue this so that it slightly overlaps the bottom right corner of the embossed burlap. Add your photo over the burlap. Stamp and fussy cut the Weathered Fence and color with copics.  Layer this to the left of your picture.  Stamp the Vintage Floret flowers using the Dark Peony ink and cut with the coresponding die.  Mist with Glimmer Mist, shape and assemble.  Add foliage around the flowers and add to your layout.  Heat emboss the chipboard title and and to the layout to finish.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Alstroemeria Lily Card

Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
May Arts Ribbon  -  1/4" Silk SK19
Clearsnap Ink
Flower Soft
Xyron Mega Runner

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tea Lovers Gift/ Mini Album

Are there any tea lovers out there?  Then, I hope you will enjoy this mini- album and holder I have to share with you.

I started out with a Tea Pot Party Favor from Kaisercraft. It's such a cute little box, but was begging for a mini album to sit inside of it.  So I thought it would be really fun to create a little album to hold tea bags from around the world.  Wouldn't this make a great gift for any tea lover?

I started off by painting the wood teapot, and then covering it with patterned paper.  Since I was going to highlight teas around the world, I thought the addition of map paper would be a great choice.

I die cut my large letters andI ran them through the Xyron 900 Creative Station to apply my adhesive.  All of the Xyron machines are great for adding adhesive to intricate die cuts. You can arrange as many cuts as you wish (right side up), and run them through at the same time.

You just crank the handle, add your cuts come out on the other side.  Rub your finger over the film to make sure the adhesive is secured, and pull the film away.  The letter is ready to be applied to the project. Super easy!

I also added a narrow strip of trim - using CLD Celtic Band. Since this is narrow, it worked very easily with my Xyron Create a Sticker 150.  I always keep this on my work desk, because it's so handy for attaching little small bits and bobs. 
This works on the same principle, except there is no handle to turn.  You simply start feeding your paper through the top of the machine, and then pull the adhesive sheet out on the other side.

It comes out like this - and again, you just rub and peel.

To finish decorating my box front, I used an old silver plated tea spoon, and hammered it flat, and added my title with alpha stickers.  (It looks almost like paper here - but it's really not!)  I tied a big bow using May Arts Twill Stripes 382-34-14 Ribbon.

Now it was time to make the album.  I decided to create a paper roll album, so each page would have a pocket to tuck a tea bag in. After I flattened the tubes, I covered each one with a different coordinating paper. I also made the outer cover by using left over cardboard, and covering it with cardstock.  So, this project is a perfect way to use those recyclables.

Then the fun began - embellishing the book! Why don't you take a look?

Did you notice the tea bags peeking out? This project not only is fun to look at- but it smells great too! Thanks for sharing a cup of tea with me today.

 Kaisercraft: Tea Pot Party Favor; Mini Alpha stickers, Pearls
Farmhouse Paper Company: Fair Skies -Patterned Paper, Chipboard
Create a Sticker 150
Xyron 900 Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
May Arts Ribbon: 
JBS - Button

Scor-pal and Simple Stories Week

This week the Scor-pal Design Team had the privilege to work with products from Simple Stories.  I know everyone was so excited when we got our goodie packages.  I recieved the Take A Hike Collection - and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a paper backpack box that I had seen awhile back on Splitcoast Stampers.

May Arts Ribbon Paper Twine 420-33
Epiphany Crafts Round Epoxy
CTMH Velcro Dots
I used a tutorial designed by Mary Arima - and it's very clear and easy to understand, so I will just let you refer to her original post on Splitcoast Stampers.
When you are working with printed templates, such as the one used for this project, I would suggest using small metal clips to attach your template to the designer paper.  This will keep anything from slipping and will provide a much more accurate cut.

As soon as I finished this project, my nephew took off with it, and promptly put it on the back of one of his stuffed animals!
I used the printed bingo card from this collection to make a small tag that fit perfectly into the backpack.  Just the perfect little note to tuck inside.
The other little tip that I can share with you, is that I used small adhesive velcro dots for my closure on the box.  It also works great to keep fancy fold cards shut.
I hope you had a chance to see all of the other projects that the design team created this week - if not be sure to head over to the Scor-Pal blog and take a look.  As always, there is blog candy involved - so don't miss out!