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Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Flowers

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

I am really into making flowers.  I love adding them to my cards, mini albums and any altered projects I make.  There’s just something about adding flowers that you’ve made yourself.  The best part is that you can match your flowers to any papers or projects that you might be working on.

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When I saw the new Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms dies and stamps I just knew I had to have them.  Cinching the deal was watching Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations show how to do these flowers step by step.  I wanted to share my process with you today as well.  The cards above are simply a by-product of the flowers, today’s focus is on the variations you can achieve using the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms and Arianna Lace dies and the accompanying Arianna Blooms stamp.

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The finished look of your flower is hampered only by your imagination.  Roll the edges as the first flower above shows and you achieve a much different look that the ruffled flower in the middle.  Pinch and pleat the smaller petals and round the outers adding a bottom layer of a deeper color and you’ll get a result shown on the right above.

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Combine a few store bought stamens (they were white and I colored them gold) with the paper black stamens cut from the die and you now have another look.  Place your flower on a die cut from the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace a lovely lacy look that just finishes the flower.  Join me today on the video and I’ll walk you through my process to create the flowers I’ve shown you today.  At the end of the video I’ll have lots of still photos to give you inspiration and incentive to begin making your own unique flowers for your next card or project.

You can also view the video directly on youtube. We carry all of Heartfelt Creations Dies and Stamps at 10% Off, and they can be visited at: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Join me on Blogger or Facebook at A Soul’s Heartbeat

Supplies from the Store:

HCD 748 – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Dies

HCD 747 - Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace Dies

HCPC 3608 -  Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms PreCut Stamp set

T-001 – Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

658300: Sizzix Big Shot

656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Plate for Wafer Thin Dies

658437 – Susan’s Garden Tool Set

Spellbinders Tranquil Moments Cards

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

I think Tranquil Moments is the perfect name for this die from Spellbinders.  It cuts such delicate and beautifully intricate patterns whether you’re using the frame, mats or one of the decorative elements.  This die is from the Card Creator collection Spellbinders has available.  Dies that are sure to make your cardmaking a success and the joy of all who are lucky enough to be a recipient.

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You’ve got two cards to inspire you this week because I couldn’t decide on which one I wanted to make and ended up making both, and I’m so glad I did.  I wanted to share the flower I’d made from the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Paper Collection and the altered metal flower I changed up to match the blue paper scheme.

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I used one large flower cut from the paper for the bottom layer and then also used it as pattern to cut several more large flower petals.  The smaller petals were all fussy cut from the papers and shaped to nestle one atop the other.  The center is a Kaisercraft Sparklet.  The blue is a metal flower that I added white Gesso, Tattered Angels Patina spray and Tim Holtz distress ink to get the color close to the same blue in the paper.

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The insides carry the same flow from the front using the paper collection once again.  I hope you’ll give Spellbinders Tranquil Moments die a try.  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.  If you care to follow along on the video I’ll show you exactly how to make each card. You can also get a few more ideas here: http://www.pinterest.com/cardmaking/

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

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S5-216: Spellbinders  Nestabilities A2 Tranquil Moments Card Creator die

HCDP1 233: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed 12×12 Paper Collection

TIM21414: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs

Supplies from my stash: White Gesso, Tattered Angels mist in Patina, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Mission Bells Brown, card stock, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, ATG, metal embellishments, Beacon Fabri Tac

Embossing with Darice embossing folders and Washi tape

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Washi tape is all the rage right now so this week I decided to emboss with Darice embossing folders and Washi tape. I did two cards, one thing I discovered that I never knew is that you can sand washi tape!

Before I get started here is a list of the supplies used that are available on the Cut at Home website.

First Card
Darice Embossing Folder, Flower Frenzy 5 x 7 Embossing Folder – SKU: 1217-66
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK w/Stamp, Doilies – SKU: 659730
Heartfelt Creations Summer Song Precut Set – SKU: HCPC 3615
BoBunny Our Lil’ Monster Self-adhesive Jewels – SKU: 15807224

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Second Card
Darice Embossing Folder, Birdcages – SKU: 1219-101
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK w/Stamp, Chandeliers – SKU: 657777
Spellbinders Feathers dies – SKU: S4-428
Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor dies – SKU: S5-217
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One – SKU: T-001

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Other items used: Washi Tape, Ink, Gems, Card Stock, Sanding Block and Pop Dots.

I used my Sizzix BigShot for both cards and my Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo for the sentiment on the second card.

Here is a video of the first card and instruction on using Washi Tape with Embossing folders.

For the first card I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base, I cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of card stock in a contrasting color. I selected my Washi tape and applied it to the 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of card stock being careful to align the pattern. Once the sheet is covered select your embossing folder and emboss. I sanded the embossed image to make it pop.

Next stamp your images from the framelits set on the same contrasting color, I stamped three of them in purple and the largest one that has the sentiment was stamped in a light green so that I could stamp the sentiment over the image. Once you have your images stamped cut them out with the corresponding dies. I use a piece of tape to hold my dies in place so they do not shift before or while cutting them out. Next I stamped the edges, and stamped the sentiment, I added some green inking on the images that I stamped in the purple to bring everything together. I used a scalloped Washi tape and piece of ribbon on the left side of the card and adhered them before I attached the sentiment Doily. Adhere the doilies to the card using pop dots, then add your gems.

Here is a look at the first card:
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Here is a close up of the sentiment:
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For the second card I used a sheet of Washi tape, it already has a backing on it so I didn’t have to adhere it to anything I just put it in the embossing folder and embossed it, next I sanded it to make the embossed images pop. I adhered the Washi tape embossed image to a 5″ x 7″ card base. I added some foil striped washi tape to border the embossed image. T cut two feathers and a text bar from the Spellbinders dies out of a dual color core paper and sanded them, I also inked the edges of all three pieces.

Then I stamped 5 of the birds from the framelits Chandelier set and cut them out, I adhered them to the bird cages, I adhered the feathers and sentiment block to the bottom of the card. I created the text for the sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo using the print and cut feature and adhered it to the card, lastly I added a little bling!

I also wanted to add that this was the first time I got to try my new tool, the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to remove all the paper that stays stuck in the dies, just use the brush and it takes care of them all! I was really happy I decided to get it, it’s a must if you have lots of Spellbinder dies.

here is a look at that card:
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These cards were fun to make and I discovered another way to use some of my Washi tape stash since I am addicted to it! Hope you enjoyed my project this week, until next week Thanks and Happy Scrappin.

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Layout

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a 12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create layout. I love these new dies, they make it easy to utilize lots of pictures in you layouts!

First here is a list of products that I used in my layout:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

Supplies

I also used some patterned paper, some older Graphic 45 paper and some BoBunny Primrose bling.

To begin I decided what background paper I wanted to use and what paper I wanted to use for the mats. I also decided what pictures I wanted to use. I chose two patterned papers, one for the background and one for some of the mats. I also selected two colors of pink from the Spellbinders Celebrations card stock collection.

I knew that I wanted to get 12 pictures on the layout one picture for each month until my granddaughter was 1 years old. I picked out the dies I wanted to use and played with the layout. A helpful hint, if you aren’t sure what dies you want to use you can cut some extra mats out of old scrap paper and play with the shapes until you know how you want your page layout. The possibilities are endless with these dies!

Once I had all of the mats and pictures cut out and adhered I started to layout my title. I wanted to use a calendar theme since I was using a picture from each month. I found a cute image on the Silhouette on line store called “Calender 12 Months” which is available for purchase, www.silhouetteonlinestore.com. I cut out these and used them for the months. I ended up cutting a background for the images out of card stock.
I cut the wording out on the Silhouette and used the outline feature to make the shadow. Finally I cut two hearts and added some bling to everything.

This was such a fun layout and I love how it turned out.

Here is how it looks as a two page spread:
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Here is a closer look at the first page:
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Here is a closer look at the second page:
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I hope I gave you some ideas for using these new dies, they are welcome addition to my craft room, I love them!

Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin,
Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Celebrate the Journey Hot Air Balloon Mini

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Paul and I love going to Hot Air Balloon festivals and feel fortunate to have gone to five of them.  I have lots of photos from each event just sitting on my hard drive waiting to be scrapped.  Most of you that watch my videos and read my blog posts know I rarely make anything for my own use.  This time was a perfect exception!

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When I saw Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection I knew I had to make something for my Hot Air Balloon photos.  The bonus was as I was surfing Sa Crafters Zibbet store I found the clincher!  She had just released a Hot Air Balloon chipboard mini which was going to work perfect with the papers.  I have to tell you this was so fun, doing a shaped mini this way!  I was a little stumped how I was going to open and close it, I punched the four holes across the bottom basket on each page with my Cinch and tried the coils but I pulled those out instantly, it just wasn’t the right look.  I had already used the jute cording on the basket and decided I’d lace the holes through each page and knot them below leaving them hang.  This was perfect.

I stP1130406ill needed some way to keep the mini closed when not looking at it.  and since it opens downward that meant something had to attach to the top.  The solution ended up simpler than I had thought.  I had some Tim Holtz Grungeboard, I guess you’d call them latches.  I painted them with Distress inks and then sprayed them with Mission Bells Brown and Time Travel Teal Starburst Sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang, perfect colors, in fact I used this duo several other places in the book to tie the colors into the papers. Adding the brads on the back was fine but hindsight is always better.  I should have done this before any papers were laid so now I had the ends showing inside but I just trimmed a saying from the paper and glued it with Beacon’s Fabri Tac and Scor-Tape, I don’t think it’s moving any time soon.  I punched a hole in the front flap, adhered a Tim Holtz hitch fastener and now I can simply slip it on and off when opening and closing the mini!

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The balloon is pretty good size measuring 7 1/4″ at the widest point and 11″ from top to bottom.  Since I had 5 events to house photos for I had to devise ways to incorporate more than one or two photos on each of the 5 pages (10 sides).  This is accomplished the easiest by making flipouts, flipups, waterfalls and tuck in booklets, each of which hold 6 to 12 photos.

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There is nothing better than working on a project that makes you happy the whole time you’re doing it and that’s how I felt as I made this mini.  I wish time had permitted me getting the photos printed and in the book for you, perhaps I’ll do a later video and share that with you as well. Each page just seemed to take on a life of its own and I moved through the pages. Of course, using Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey, certainly made my job much easier. The papers lent themselves to this type of project and the pictures, sayings and cut aparts were perfect for what I had stirring around in my brain.  I used the die that accompanies this set, the Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags, they cut the printed pieces out in a snap.

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As I said earlier there were five pages of chipboard giving me ten sides to work with, so to try to show you each page and everything that’s on it would take up so much blog space I’m going to content myself with just sharing a taste of the fronts above and the backs below.  I hope you’ll join me on the video which will give you a total walk through of each page and scads of photos for inspiring you to create a shaped mini of your own.

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Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit my on my blog or Facebook at A Soul’s Heartbeat

Supplies:

HCDP1 242 – Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey 12×12 paper pad

HCD 745 – Heartfelt Creations Luggage & Tag dies

TIM32823 – Tim Holtz Distress ink Gathered Twigs

90910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Evergreen Bough

95910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers

Supplies from my stash: SaCrafters Chipboard Hot Air Balloon mini, arrow words, mini hot air balloons, wood sayings; Lindy’s Mission Bells Brown and Tim Travel Teal Starburst Sprays, jute twine, extra cardstock for matting, Scotch Quick Dry, Beacon’s Fabri Tac, stickles, glitter, Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Holiday Angel Card Featuring Heartfelt Creations Dies

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

My project today is a beautiful holiday angel featuring several sets of Heartfelt Creations dies.  This project appears to be much more difficult than it is — with the right dies and the right paints, etc. it really comes together quite easily.

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I recently purchased some of the Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paints, and was searching for instructions on how to best use them, etc.  While doing that, I came across the Vintage Angel Card project on the Heartfelt Creations website. I was instantly drawn to the project, but wanted a few changes to make it my own.   Click on the following link to go to the original project on the Heartfelt website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/?project=4492&product=3073.

I began by cutting the main pieces using the appropriate Heartfelt Creations dies.  So I cut a piece of lace from ivory cardstock using the Decorative Lace Boarder die, and the angel wings from green cardstock using the Decorative Lattice Swirl die.  I wanted my angel to be a Christmas angel, so I selected the 3D paint colors that I thought were best to give a holiday feel — carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown.  To do this, it is best to work on a non-porous surface (I used a sheet of craft plastic).  I cut an art sponge into four pieces, and dipped each piece into a different paint color and placed that color on the plastic sheet.  From there I sponged the colors randomly on the skirt piece and then on the two angel wings.   For the skirt, I wanted more of the red to show through; for the angel wings, I wanted more of the green to show through.  On each, I added quite a lot of the gold paint to make it appear more festive and cohesive.  The walnut brown was used sparingly — just enough to add some depth or dimension where needed.  There is a video link on the Heartfelt site that gives more information on how to “distress” or paint the lace and then how to shape it.

The 3D stamp paints dry almost instantly.  When the lace piece is dry, it is time to shape it.  To do this, you’ll spray the piece with water — enough to make it pliable to work with, but not so much that it falls to pieces.  I found it easiest to accordion fold the lace, and then pinch the top together forming a skirt.  You’ll need to be careful with the wet paper — it is very easy to  tear it.  It will take a while to dry (2-3 hours), and while you’re waiting for this to happen, check back periodically to make sure that the skirt keeps the desired shape.

I prepared a face for the angel by using the largest oval die in the Spellbinders Media Mixage ovals 1 die set to cut an oval from ivory cardstock.  I added the features using my E35 Copic marker, R20 for the cheeks, and the hair using the Walnut Brown paint.  Once dry, I trimmed the oval to shape a face — don’t worry about whether or not it is perfect.  It is the imperfections that give faces character, and draws people to handmade projects.  I made a halo for the angel by cutting the middle circle in the Media Mixage circles 3 set, ivory paper paint painted with the gold 3D paint.  I attached these two together using Scor-Tape.

For the flower garland, I made some beautiful small roses using the Vintage Floret dies.  Since I needed fairly small flowers, I used only the smallest three rose dies along with the cap.  I chose a bright Christmas red cardstock — a heavyweight smooth cardstock will work best.  To create a full flower, I cut two of each of the flower shapes.  I tipped each of the petal sets with the gold 3D paint, and shaped them as shown in the Heartfelt video (the link above to the Angel Card provides a link to a video giving great instructions on how to shape and assemble the flowers).  I used a hot glue gun to assemble the flowers, and it worked very well — I just needed to spend a little time removing the glue strings that always seem to happen with glue guns.

In addition to the flowers, some sort of foliage is needed to help to cover the joining of the lace “skirt” and the wings.  For my Christmas angel I chose some short pine branches by Impression Obsession.  I cut lots (about 65 pieces total) so that I would have plenty to cover as needed.  I tipped each of the pieces with a little of the gold 3D paint.

With all of the pieces complete, it is time to assemble the project.  I began by attaching the angel wings to a piece of 5″ x 7″ cardstock.  When placing the wings, watch for a heart shape that forms in the space between the two.  This is an element that adds a lot to the finished piece — when the wings are placed correctly, the heart shape will remain as a focal point.  Place the face and halo at the lower part of the heart, and the skirt below the face.  I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to glue down the wings, and Scor-Tape to attach the face.  For the skirt, I used Scor-Tape to attach the top pleats (pushing them as flat as possible), and then a little of the Scotch glue at the base of the skirt to tack it in place.  I used the hot glue gun to add the five flowers, one at a time, beginning with the center flower.  I tucked the pine branches underneath the flowers, in groups of 3 branches, and held them in place with either the hot glue or with the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive — whichever I thought would work best.   I went back and filled in where needed with individual pine branches.  The goal was to cover the areas where the skirt joined the wings (especially the lumpy part).  I added a bow at the bottom of the rose garland to further decorate the piece, and to continue to hide the joined pieces.  To finish, add some small pearls or rhinestones to the heart shape that formed when placing the angel wings.  Please see the short video for tips on assembling the angel.

I love how quickly and easily this project came together.  I used this project for a demonstration at a Christmas in July Open House at my local paper crafting shop.   My original project is on display there, and a copy was given to an attendee.  I also created a third angel — one for those who either don’t like to make the small flowers or who don’t have time to.  For this version I used pre-made ribbon roses that I purchased at a local fabric store.  They are approximately 1″ in diameter, similar to the ones I created with the Vintage Floret dies.  I also needed some foliage to add cover with those, and I selected a set of rose leaves from an Elizabeth Craft Designs rose die set.  These provided the needed cover.  This version of the angel is featured in the video above.

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Although this project turns out a bit large for most card makers (with the addition of the face, it needs at least a 5″x7″ base), it could easily be a project to send in lieu of a card.  I would add a small tag to the back with a sentiment, and place the finished project on a small easel cut from matching cardstock (the Cheery Lynn Angel Wing easel would work for this, or you could use the Tim Holtz Bigz Small Easel die).  Because of the dimension on the piece, it would be best sent in a bubble wrap mailer.

This was a beautiful project and, although some parts took a little time, it was a simple project to make (even the flowers!).  Be sure to check out the Viva Décor 3D paints — you’ll love the shimmer and dimension that they add to your projects.  Of course you can’t go wrong with the Heartfelt Creations dies and stamp sets!

 

Supply List

Heartfelt Creations dies — Decorative Lace Border (HCD 713), Decorative Lattice Swirl (HCD 733), and Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

Oval and round dies to create face and halo — I used Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals 1 and Circles 3

Foliage dies — I used Impression Obsession pine branches (DIE097-M) for the Christmas angel, and the rose leaves from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose die (799) for the purple angel

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Cardstock — ivory, green, red and assorted matching/coordinating cardstock for the layers behind the angel

Adhesives — hot glue gun, Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick Dry glue

Viva Décor 3D stamp paints — for the Christmas angel I used carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown; for the purple angel I used silver, moss green, violet and walnut brown

Assorted sponges, paint daubers, etc. to add the paint (these will clean up easily with soap and water after you’ve finished — keep them wet to make it easier to clean them later)

Copic markers E35, R20

ribbon

small pearls or rhinestones

optional – purchased ribbon roses (or other pre-made flowers) – approximately 1″ in diameter  (5)

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

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