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Card Making: Heartfelt Creations Majestic Collage Card

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Hello! Today I am making a thank you card using a very gender neutral color and an AMAZING stamp I been wanting to play with. Heartfelt Creations Majestic Collage. This stamp is from the Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning collection released earlier this year. To play along with this stamp we have Tim Holtz’ Distress Ink in Linen and a few color coordination enamel dots.

Let’s get started!



1. First start by trimming your brown piece of card stock to card size and fold.

2.  Trim your second piece of card stock to a square that will be matted with your stamped image.

3. Cut your stamping paper to fit in the mat, and proceed to stamp Heartfelt Creations Majecstic Collage in ink that matches your mat cardstock color.

4. Using Tim Holtz’ distress ink, edge around your stamped sheet.

5.  With a brush, stroke the same ink  used to stamp on to the petals of the flowers.

6. Using glitter spray, spray your card stock and let dry.

7. Stamp sentiment onto brown card stock then layer and glue.

8. Place enamel dots middle of flowers.

9. Place bow or decorative item.


Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!




Sizzix Juke Box Card

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Sizzix has released some new Retro dies, along with the dies I also got the Sizzix Instruction Sheet for the Sizzix Juke Box Card officially known as the Let’s Party Card I’m sharing today.  I’ll include the link to the PDF for the Instructions at the bottom of this post.

Juke Box Card

I tried to stay as close to the Sizzix instructions as possible with the paper scraps I had on hand.  I used the Sizzix Thinlits Jukebox and Music Die set plus the Sizzix Original Die Retro Sign #2.  I hunted through almost every sheet of paper I had (and believe me that’s quite a chore) for the black checkerboard paper and couldn’t find any so I substituted the black and white polka dot which still has that 50′s retro feel (now watch tomorrow I’ll find the checkered lol).  I used the Sizzix Magnetic Plate with these thin dies, wow it’s so nice not to have your dies move all over when you cut them.  And I used the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One again as well.  I have to admit I was thinking that little paddle tool was pretty wonky when I first looked at it but I’ll tell you it was wonderful when I needed to release the cuts from these dies.  Especially like the music notes and records.  They were so tight I’m sure I would have torn them had it not been for the Tool ‘n One.  (hint hint you really need this, lol, if you cut very many dies, I’m now a true believer in it’s worth!)

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The video will show the complete step by step to make the card.  I sped a lot of it up pretty fast but I still wanted you to see the steps taken to assemble the juke box and card. It’s not at all hard, the PDF instructions will walk you through the whole process and the end result is darling!  I’ve completed the inside for a Happy Anniversary card for a special couple in my family that loves the 50′s Retro style.  I don’t share doing the inside on video, I did that off camera, but I’ll include more still photos to give you ideas.  I also added the ribbon off camera and wanted to share that I started with white and colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to match the teal of the card.  It’s so easy to color any ribbon this way by simply wiping the ink pad onto a plastic surface (I used some throw away packaging) adding a few spritzs of water and then dragging your ribbon through it.  Repeat the process until you get the color you like.

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I hope you’ll try out the dies and make a few of these cards yourself.  Don’t forget that jukebox would look adorable on a layout as well or you could combine the pieces as embellishments for a mini.  You can always back them with light weight chipboard, like I did the star, to create a thicker embellishments.

Link to the PDF Instructions are at

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the Store:

659502: Sizzix Thinlits Dies Set: Juke Box & Music

659511: Sizzix Originals Die: Retro Sign #2

658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

90910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough

95910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers

Supplies from my stash:  White cardstock, scraps of decorative paper, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Scotch Quick dry adhesive and ATG, Stickles Xmas Red and Diamond, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Black Glitter

Loving Little B Dies!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you have been paper crafting for a while then you are familiar with the bigger name brand dies, but lately I am loving Little B dies! I had never heard of them before we started carrying them on our website, so of course I thought I’d give them a try. Good move! They are a fantastic addition to my collection of dies! I absolutely love that they come with their own magnetic storage binder. HUGE PLUS!

Little B dies are chemically etched cutting dies with a special coating for easy release. No ejection foam is needed. With each die set you received a designer inset to help you coordinate your dies with other dies from Little B and a magnetic storage binder. The name of the die is on the spine of the binder and it sits easily on your bookshelf! We know you are going to LOVE these products! Visit Little B Inspiration for more ideas for projects!

Little B philosophy from owner Carol Snyder is really is about YOU, their customers and friends. They could not bring to you the passion, creativity, and quality that enliven all of their products, without their intimate love of crafting and abiding belief that everyone inherently wants to create something fun and beautiful with their own hands for themselves or a loved one. Little B commits their knowledge and experience, which you can rely on for products with that fresh look and boutique feel that Little B exemplifies. Their finely crafted and coordinated products are made with such attention to detail, trends and design elements that they are confident they will enhance your home, office and personal life.

My first purchase of Little B dies was the set of Cutting Dies Tags- #100386. This set somes with 10 tag dies ranging in size from .75 to 6.5″. I used the largest size and next to smallest size to create the following tag, along with a variety of products to embellish the tag which I plan on using on a gift bag.


Little B dies are compatible with most manufacturer manual die cutting machines, and I used my Sizzix Big Shot for this particular project. They cut perfectly with one pass. Just use the same sandwich formula as other wafer thin dies.

Next, I stamped my main flower from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color right on the stamp. I fussy cut the flower so I could use foam squares on the back to raise it away from the tag for a dimensional look.  I used another stamp from that set on the large tag using multiple presses from each inking to achieve the various shades for a background. I then tied the small tag around the main flower with elastic cord. I cut two flourishes from Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes by Julianna Hudgins, coated them with Clear Wink of Stella and adhered them to the tag before applying the main flower and tag. then finishing it off with a few tiny pearls on the small tag and ribbon to tie to my gift bag when I’m ready.



Here’s a quick demo using the Little B dies with the Sizzix Big Shot, but if you have another machine, just use the same sandwich as other wafer thin dies.

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!


Product List:

100386- Little B Cutting Dies Tags

CL776- Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies

S5-143- Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes

TDMK34315- Tim Holtz Distress Markers

TIM27126-Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Olive

TIM19541- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

TIM20219- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Milled Lavender

Gemstones by the Paper Studio

Wink of Stella



adhesive foam squares

Card Box Featuring Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Today I made a card box featuring new Heartfelt Creations products. This was a fun project. I first started seeing these cards recently. They have quite a few patterns that you can purchase at the Silhouette store,, so I decided to try one. I purchased a 4th of July card box and once I made it I realized how easy it would be to create your own custom cards with the base template. I created a template that I can use for any box card that I would like to make, just add my choice of embellishments and I have a custom card!

Before I get into the details of making the card here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut at Home website.

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 12 x 12 Paper Collection – SKU: HCDP1 245
Heartfelt Creations Birds & Blooms Rubber Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3617
Heartfelt Creations Summer Song Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3615
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A Die Set – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B Die Set – SKU: 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Sizzix Bigz Heart Pendant Die – SKU: 659244
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dusty Concord – SKU: TIM21445

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I wanted to mention that I used my Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo, both machines can be found on the Cut at Home website.

I used a few items from my stash, Gems, Lace, Pop Dots and Green Card Stock.

I started my project by cutting out the base files that I altered on my Silhouette, but don’t worry, I am including directions for you to use if you do not have a Silhouette too! See the diagram below:

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The diagram shows you the dimensions for the base of the box, the dotted lines are scores and the solid lines are cuts,except the score line above the 1/2 inch score should be a cut, that score line is just to make the tab so that you can adhere the box together. In addition you will need two pieces of card stock cut 3 3/4 inches x 1 inch, score both ends 1/2 inch in, these pieces will create the bracket pieces for inside of the box. For the accent paper you will just cut squares and rectangles a little smaller than the dimensions of the box sides.

Here is the video for the assembly of the box.

After folding and gluing the box I added the accent pieces. Then I created the sentiment to put on the card. I stamped the images and then colored the butterfly image with Spectrum Noir markers. The butterflies are from the Birds and Blooms set, the sentiment is from the Summer Song set.

Next I cut the elements for the card. I cut two of each of the flower die cuts that I used in the green card stock, I glued them together to give the pieces more stability. Then I cut one each of the flowers in the purple card stock, I cut the flowers off of the die cut piece and glued them onto the green pieces, then I added some gems. For the Butterflies I used the Sizzix Bigz die, even though the die is a dimensional banner die you can use the elements individually for many other projects, I cut two butterflies in the purple card stock and two in the patterned paper, I adhered them together in the center and added some gems. Finally I cut the little It’s Your Birthday ticket from the Cut Mat Create paper. Once I had all the pieces assembled I was ready to add them to my card.

The video shows how to add the pieces, I just played around with my pieces until I was happy with how they looked, I used pop dots for dimension. You can add the elements to the inside or outside of the inner brace pieces, this also gives the card dimension.

Here is a look at the finished card folded:

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Here is a look at the card opened:

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And finally here is a look at the elements up close so you can see the dimension.

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These cards are so much fun to make, I hope that you will give it a try! I know I will be making more of them! I hope you enjoyed my project this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin.


Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Pocket Card

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I always like to make cards that do double duty, like my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Pocket Card below.  Not only do they look pretty they also double as a gift as well by allowing you to tuck in a gift card somewhere within the card. That’s why this fussy cut front was positioned to form a pocket so I could tuck a gift card inside.  I thought this card would be perfect for either an Anniversary or Wedding card with the gift card to complete it.

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This collection of paper from Heartfelt Creations, Sun Kissed Collection, has the most gorgeous color combinations!  I really like the dimension you get by cutting elements out from a second sheet of paper and then positioning them atop the bottom layer like I did with the banner above and the layered flowers.  I used Waterfall Blue Stickers for the middle bling on the flowers.

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I used Spellbinders Hibiscus Corner and Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose dies to create the flourishes inside and out, then added one of the cuts from Spellbinders Divine Eloquence for the mat on the inside.  One new thing I tried out was Spellbinders Tool ‘n One.  Oh my goodness if you use dies at all this is a MUST for your crafty tool collection. Using the brush end you simply swipe it across the die several times and all, or almost all, the little bits of paper just pop out, no more poking each little hole to get those stragglers out.  I love it!  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey Collection, the All Occasion Sentiments Set, I love this saying and thought is was so appropriate for this type of card.  I did ink all the edges, I think it just gives a pop to the elements, with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Gathered Twig.

If you join me on the video we’ll do a complete start to finish making the card with a few extra still photos.  This is a larger card than I normally make measuring 5″ x 7″.

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!


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HCDP1 233 – Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed 12×12 Paper Pad

HCPC3600 – Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey, All Occasion Sentiments

HCD 712 – Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose die

S5-218 – Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence die

S2-068 – Spellbinders Hibiscus Corner

T-001 – Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

TIM32823 – Tim Holtz Gathered Twig Distress Ink

Stickles Waterfall Blue; ATG; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Stampin’ Up Love stamp; Green cardstock




Christmas Cards in July with Tim Holtz Products!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

When I was shopping around on the Cut at Home website I ran across a set of Tim Holtz Christmas stamps that I fell in love with, so I decided to do a Christmas in July with Tim Holtz Products! There are a few other items that I used that can be found on the Cut at Home website as well.

First here is a list of all the products I used that are available at the Cut at Home store:

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Deco Christmas – SKU: CHS176
Tim Holtz Texture Fades, 2 PK Snow Flurries & Snowman – SKU: 656944
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy – SKU: TIM21421
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Assorted colors available, here is the SKU for one of the three packs that is a similar color to the one I used – SKU: TAK25924

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I also used a couple of Spellbinders die sets:
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425
Spellbinders Tile Works – SKU: S5-193

Other products that I used from my stash, K&Company Patterned Paper, American Crafts Foil Card Stock, Recollections Rhinestone Stickers, Little B Metallic Washi Tape, Anna Griffin paper and washi tape and a Martha Stewart border punch.

For the first card I made I used two stamps from the set, the man with the wreath and the “A Merry Christmas” sentiment. My video walks you through this card and also a cool technique that I learned with the Alcohol Inks.

I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base, then I cut the largest tile works die on a patterned paper using my Sizzix Big Shot that went nicely with the patterned paper that I chose for the card base. I stamped the image in the center of the die cut piece, then I inked the edges. Next I picked a patterned paper for the sentiment and stamped it, I cut it in a rectangle shape to go along the side of the card, I inked the edges of it as well. Finally, I bordered everything with the metallic washi tape, including the glittered ribbon, I punched three holes in the glittered ribbon for the brads that I dyed. Finally I adhered everything to my card.

Here is a look at the finished card:

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I also wanted to make a card using the couple in the sled so I made a second card. For this card I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base, then I cut the largest oval from the Elegant Ovals die set using my Big Shot, next I stamped the horse and sled image using Tim Holtz distress ink. Next I placed the stamped piece in the snow flurries embossing folder and ran it through the big shot. After the image was embossed I inked the edges going in lightly over the embossed snow flakes to make them stand out. Next I cut an oval out of gold foil card stock and adhered the image to the foil.

Next I took a piece of coordinating card stock from Anna Griffin and punched it to create a boarder. I lightly inked the edges of the card stock, trimmed it in washi tape and adhered a border along both sides of the card. Next I adhered the oval image and added a little bling.

Here is a look at that finished card:

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This project was a lot of fun, and was a first for me, who knew I would be making Christmas cards in July! I guess it’s never to early to get a jump on making my Christmas cards! Here is a final look at both cards.

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I hope you enjoyed my project this week, Happy July! Till next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!


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