Friday, December 6, 2013

Xyron and Heidi Swapp Blog Hop

Today is the final day for the Xyron and Heidi Swapp Blog hop - and we have had so much fun creating with these great products!  If you have missed any of the projects, be sure to see them all on the Xyron Blog and the Heidi Swapp Blog!

I have a tea bag dispenser to share with you today.  The original tutorial can be found here, but I changed the dimensions a little bit, so that the scoring is more user friendly.

Cut a piece of red cardstock 6 x 12".  Line the paper up on a Scor-Pal with the short edge against the left side.  Score at 3", 5 3/4", 8 3/4" and 11 1/2".  Turn the paper so the short edge is at the top, and the long edge is against the left fence of the board.  Score at 1", and at 1 3/4" - ONLY IN THE 2ND BLOCK.

Trim the papers as shown.

Cut patterned paper to decorate the sides of the box.
(2) 2 3/4" x 4 3/4"
2 1/2" x 4 3/4"
2 1/2" x 3 7/8"

Run the patterned paper through the 5" Creative Station, and adhere to the cardstock base. Use the Xyron Double Sided tape to assemble the box.

To make a lid, cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Score at 3/4" on all four sides.  Trim the flaps and adhere using the Xyron Adhesive Dots.

Decorate the top with patterned papers.
3 x 2 3/4"
(2) 1/2" x 2 3/4"
(2) 1/2" x 3"

Cut a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of cardboard for the base and decorate using the Heidi Swapp Embellishments. Adhere the box to the base using the Double Sided Tape.  Decorate with ribbons and other embellishments as desired

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

May Arts Ribbonista's Christmas Card Hop

Christmas is approaching quickly, so the May Arts Ribbonistas have jumped in to bring you a blog hop to help you with those last minute Christmas Cards.

This card was super easy to make, but adding the big double bow made it quite festive.  I used the Zutter Bow-It-All to tie my bow - and loved how easy it was to tie a very pretty bow.  I also tucked some of the May Arts Eyelet behind my paper layers to add more ribbony goodness!

May Arts Ribbons
Partners In Craft Supplies

Other Supplies

So now, keep hopping and enjoy!

                Hop List

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

I'm sure you enjoyed our Black Friday reveal of the Floral Key Collection - so here is another card created from this new release.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 238 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCD 741 Burnished Key Die
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCPC 3569 Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCPC 3573 Burnished Key Hole PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Products Used
May Arts Ribbon: 3/8" Solid/Checkered Ribbon KB10

Tsukineko Ink: Versamark; Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black;

Embossing Powder - Brown, black
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Want2Scrap pearls
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

Create a 6 x6 card for the Especially for You card using purple cardstock. Cut base layer from the patterned paper and distress the edges.  Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner.  Use the patterned papers to cut the other layers for the card and arrange as shown. Stamp the Burnished Key Hole with watermark ink and heat emboss. Fussy cut the image and apply to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp the Delicate Asters and die cut with the corresponding die.  Add a looped flower from the Sweet Juliet die, to the center of the Delicate Asters, and finish with a pearl center. Stamp, cut and shape the smallest Posy Patch flowers and add to the flower cluster.  Cut leaves from the Sweet Juliet set and arrange with the flowers. Stamp the Burnished Key image with watermark ink and heat emboss using black powder.  Cut the shapes with the corresponding die, ink the edges.    Add ribbon to finish. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Spectacular Spin Thank You Card

Good morning! It's great to be back after a nice long Thanksgiving break.  I have to admit, I had gotten some of the Spellbinders tuck and fold dies awhile back, and hadn't really done much with them.  But I have pulled them out to show you how spectacular they look, when paired with WorldWin Papers Double Mates.

I used the Spring Green (which has the darker green on the backside).  I cut the 3 different sized medallions from the Spectacular Spin die and folded and layered them.  I layered the medallion on Colormates in French Malt. This made a really flashy card in a matter of minutes.

So if you know you are going to have lots of Thank You notes to write, this is an easy card that still will have people wondering how in the world you did it.