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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.

christmas angel

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.

purple angel

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

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

Pirate Ship Card featuring Nautical Dies by Docrafts

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Ahoy Matey!  Today I have a fun pirate ship card featuring the Nautical Build-A-Scene dies by Docrafts.  These dies are just so much fun and so versatile.  To give my card even more dimension and movement, I added an Action Wobble Spring.  You’ve got to love a pirate ship that really sails the ocean!

pirate ship card

I love the Docrafts Build-A-Scene Nautical dies.  There are a lot of different pieces that you can use to build numerous nautical scenes.  The packaging for the dies suggests at least four ideas –

package picture

The dies are versatile enough for card making as well as scrapbooking.  I love the choices, and the ease in creating a fun scene.

I wanted to have quite a bit of dimension and movement for my card.  I began with a light blue base, cut 5″ x 7″.  I also selected four other colors of blue paper to form the waves — varying from dark to light.  I cut 2″ x 5″ strips of each color, and then used the classic wave die (the upside down scallop die) to cut two pieces of waves from the cardstock.  I began attaching these to my card base using Scor-Tape, until I reached the medium blue (the next to the lightest color) — this is where I wanted my ship to ride the waves, and I needed to do something a little different.  I attached the bottom layer of medium blue using Scor-Tape, and then the next layer was tucked underneath and I used a pop dot cut in half and placed half at each end of the wave.  This is to pop it up a little and allow for movement of the ship.

To give the ship additional dimension and movement, I decided to mount it on a wobble spring.  If you haven’t used them, the Action Wobble Springs are easy to use and add a lot of “fun” to a card.  This is a picture of one –

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They are very easy to use — each one is marked so that you can easily determine the top from the bottom, etc. so it will work properly.  Any time that you are using a wobble spring, you’ll need to build the image that will wobble separately from the card itself.  (Normally I would build the ship onto the front of the card.)  I cut out the ship image and a variety of sails.  The ship’s masts are fairly thin, so I wondered if they would handle the wobble spring.  In order to determine that, I needed to continue assembling it by attaching the sails to each of the masts.  I was sure to keep each sail and each mast separate in order to give the appearance of more dimension, and to allow the ship to move about freely.  There was a gap in the middle where I wanted to put the wobble spring (I didn’t want it to show), and I thought that the mast could use a little support so I cut a piece of cardstock the size of the wobble spring as a reinforcement for that area (I used the same color as I did for the sails).  I attached it to the back of the middle mast with some Scor-Tape.  That is also where I attached the wobble spring to the completed ship.  The wobble spring incorporates a strong adhesive on both sides, so no need for anything further.  I cut the words “ahoy there” using one of the dies in the Docrafts set, and attached them using Sticky Dots.   I finished the project by adding a sun and a few clouds in the sky.  Please see the short video for  a further description of how I assembled the card, and to see how much fun and movement the wobble spring adds.

I’m looking forward to using the Nautical Build-A-Scene dies by Docrafts for other projects.   I think the octopus is calling to me . . .

You can also view my tutorial on the Cut@Home YouTube Channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tts6Qt7WhpU&list=UU_J_Rav4J9_6V2ULdAgbMpw

 

Supply List:

Docrafts Nautical Build-A-Scene dies

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Assorted cardstock

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Sticky Dots by Therm-o-Web

Action Wobble Spring

Sun and cloud dies — I used the small sun and the rainbow and clouds sets by Lil’ Inkers

Pop dot or other dimensional adhesive

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

Card Making: Aster Flower Dies

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I thought it might be fun to compare the detailed flower dies that Sizzix Susan’s Garden and Spellbinders Die D-Lites offer, specifically the aster flower dies.  Each die set produces a beautiful bloom, and each aster is fun/simple to assemble.  To make it easier to identify, I made the Sizzix aster in purple, and the Spellbinders aster in blue.

sizz aster  spellie aster

If you want to purchase a detailed flower die, it can be difficult to decide which brand to choose.  There are a number of things that you can look at — size, appearance, etc.  As you can see the finished appearance of the flowers  is different — the petal shapes differ and the Spellbinders flower is larger and fuller than the Sizzix flower (fullness is something that can be varied in the assembly process for both).  That might be enough information to help you choose, but you may also want to look at the die set and the assembly instructions.  The dies for each flower are pictured below

sizz die  sizz aster

spellie die  spellie aster

You can tell a little by looking at the dies.  The Sizzix flower is already formed (although there are several steps needed to prepare the cut shape for use), while the Spellbinders flower has individual petals that must be attached to the flower base.  The Sizzix set gives you multiples of the same die so that you only need to cut one of each die to complete your flower.  It is necessary to do several cuts with most of the Spellbinders dies (each petal is cut individually, and you need two sets of petals for each layer of the flower — up to 5 layers).  But that still isn’t sufficient information to make a good decision.  You really need to go to the Sizzix and Spellbinders websites to download instructions for completion of the flowers.  That will give you the most complete information on what it takes to assemble the flowers.  Because the techniques involved differ, you may find that one die versus the other is easier or more appealing to you.  Both are easy to complete following the detailed instructions.  For me, assembly time was nearly the same for each flower — the detail was in different parts of the assembly.  For the Spellbinders die set, the detail was in coloring and attaching all of the little petals to create five layers; for the Sizzix die set, the detail was in shaping and pinching, etc. each individual petal to achieve the desired look.  It would be very difficult for me to choose between them, so thankfully I have both and don’t have to.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to select a detailed flower die set that is right for you.

I completed each of the asters following the detailed instructions from the Sizzix and Spellbinders websites.  (On each website, search to find the specific product, for example, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create An Aster.  You’ll find a link to a pdf file within the product description  This file gives you the detail on how to assemble the flower, and often there is a video available too.)  To finish the cards, I cut a base layer from ivory cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I edged each with a little Memento ink, Summer Sky for the blue version, and Lulu Lavender for the purple.  I cut a Polka Dots Card Creator layer for each (using the largest die — note that I didn’t emboss it for this project), and attached it to the base using Scor-Tape.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment, and then added the ribbon and flower.

spellie aster  sizz aster

No matter which die set you choose, I am confident that you will be happy with the finished result.

 

Supplies used

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Aster die set

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create an Aster die set

die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

assorted cardstock

adhesive — I used Scotch Quik-Dry glue and Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

ribbon

Spellbinders Polka Dot Card Creator die set

Woodlands Scenics Pollen - Yellow

Pan Pastels - 100.5 titanium white, 680.5 bright yellow green, 560.8 phthalo blue tint, 560.5 phthalo blue

sentiment – this is from the “Friendship” stamps by Inkadinkado

embossing ink — I used Top Boss by Color Box

embossing powder — I used Gilded Gold by Ranger

heat tool

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

Red-White-and-Blue Scrapbook Page featuring Pan Pastels

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Memorial Day and Memorial Day Weekend are fast approaching, and that inspired me to create a red-white-and-blue scrapbook page featuring a couple of relatives and Pan Pastels.  I just love Pan Pastels.  They are so easy to use and so addictive!  It is always fun finding new ways to use them.

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I started this project with a couple of favorite family photos — some vintage pics of our men in uniform.  I wanted to make a patriotic page, but didn’t have quite the right paper for it.  While looking for something else, I came across the star metal stencil and I knew immediately how to make the perfect page.

My first step was to use the metal stencil to emboss my navy cardstock.  This can be done the tedious “dry embossing” way (which would have taken quite a while), or it can be done the super easy way using your Sizzix Big Shot.  I opted for easy.  To build my sandwich for the Big Shot, I looked at the multipurpose platform for inspiration.   When I got to Tab 2 and the description of how to run texture plates, I knew I was in business.  Now the metal stencil is not nearly as thick as a texture plate, so I knew I couldn’t use the sandwich as described and would need modifications.  So I started with the platform, tab 1 folded out.  Then I added 2-3 shims (65 lb cardstock seemed most appropriate) and put a cutting plate over the top of them.  Then it was time to place the stencil and paper.  To keep them both in the proper place I used a low tack tape that wouldn’t stick too much to the surface and wouldn’t interfere with the design.  I like Frog tape for this, but there are many other products that can be used.  So the stencil goes face up on the cutting mat, paper goes face down on the stencil.  I added my silicone rubber and finally the impressions pad.  Then it is simply a matter of running it through the Big Shot.  I always do a test to make sure that the impression is clear, etc. After my first try, I found that I needed to add another two shims to get a more crisp image.  Very easy . . . a nice, crisp embossed image from a metal stencil.

Now that the image was embossed on the paper, it was time to add some color.  I reached for my Titanium White (100.5) Pan Pastel and my oval (#3) Sofft palette knife to do this.  Pan Pastels are very soft chalk — too soft to form into a stick or pencil.  You just need a very light pressure to achieve good results with them.  I carefully applied the chalk to my embossed design, focusing on not allowing the chalk to get too dark or too light — trying to keep everything about the same color, yet some clear differences to show it is handmade and not machine-made.  Here is the completed blue field for my “flag”.

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Then I needed to add the red stripes to the white 12×12 paper.  I am not very good at straight lines, so I used a ruler to help me to get the initial lines straight.  I went back over them with the ruler removed and “messed” them up a little – I really did not want a “perfect, straight line” look.  Again this was so very easy with the Pan Pastels.  This time I selected Permanent Red Pan Pastel (340.5) and a flat bar Sofft sponge.    It was so very simple to create the stripes using the sponge and the Pan Pastel.  Please see the short video for additional information on Pan Pastels generally, how I made the blue star field, and how I made the stripes.  All too much fun!

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As chalk, Pan Pastel will continue to rub off until it is sealed, etc.  Ask at your local crafts store for a spray fixative that will seal the chalk.  Mine takes about 15 minutes to dry.  Once dry, you can continue with the page layout.   I used a glue stick to attach the blue field in the upper left corner, and the two pictures below.  I carefully added glue (from the glue stick) to each letter and placed them appropriately.  (I previously cut the letters using the navy cardstock, my Big Shot and script letter dies by Memory Box).

I am very grateful for those that we celebrate on Memorial Day, the soldiers (and their families) who gave their life in service of our Country.  Our family is so fortunate that neither of the soldiers pictured died in service to our Country.

 

Supply List

Sizzix Big Shot with multipurpose platform, silicone rubber  and impressions pad

Metal Stencil — the one I used is “Stars” by Dreamweaver

Photos

Alphabet dies – I used a script alphabet by Memory Box

Pan Pastels – 100.5 Titanium White; 340.5 Permanent Red

Sofft tools and sponges — I used #3 oval palette knife and cover and a flat sponge bar

Ruler or other straight surface (optional)

White 12×12 cardstock

Navy cardstock

Adhesive (I used a glue stick by EK Success)

Frog tape (or other low tack adhesive)
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchboxes featuring Graphic 45 Paper

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

 

Today I have another fun Sizzix project for you — the Tim Holtz Alterations Matchbox die, featuring Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection papers.  This little box is so cute and so easy.  I think it is perfect for those small gifts that you might give a guy at Graduation or for Fathers’ Day, etc.

match2  match4

The first step with any good project is selecting the right paper.  Graphic 45 never disappoints!  The Good Ol’ Sport collection is a great “guy” paper, and covers almost every sport.  The two pieces I selected are a plaid pattern and a sheet that has sports pics that are just perfect for the top of the matchboxes.  To preserve my patterned paper, I selected a dark blue complementary solid color to make the “drawer”.

I measured the two parts of the die (the top panel and the bottom drawer shape) to determine what size of paper it would take to make each of the pieces.  If you are using the same paper top and bottom, you can just measure the die.  There won’t be much waste.  Since my top and drawer were different papers, I determined what size I needed to cut for each — a 4.5″ x 4.5″ square for the “drawer”, and a 3″ x 6″ rectangle for the top.  With those in hand, it was time to cut using the Sizzix Big Shot.  The Matchbox die recommends a premium crease pad.  I didn’t use one when I cut a practice box, but as soon as I transitioned to the patterned paper I found it much easier to see the crease lines with use of the crease pad.  The die cutting is so very easy — just place each piece of paper on top of the relevant section of the die.  Put a cutting plate beneath, and the premium crease pad over the top.  Then just crank it through the Big Shot.  It’s as easy as that!

Now that the box pieces are cut, finishing is a breeze.  For the top, follow the crease lines to fold it 4 times (at either end, and at two places in the middle).  You’ll notice that the two flaps that overlap are not equal in size — one is shorter than the other.  I prefer to wrap the shorter flap over the top of the taller one and Scor-Tape it in place (place a strip of 1/4″ Scor-Tape on the flap, remove the liner, and press it into place).  To finish the top, select one of the sports pics from the Graphic 45 “Champion” paper, trim around the edges, and tape it into place using Scor-Tape.  That’s all there is to it.

For the base or “drawer”, you’ll need to carefully follow the scored lines to get all of the folds in place.  I usually start with the four folds against the base, and then work from there.  So I grabbed one of the ends and first folded it in along the base score line, and then folded it under at the second line.  The little flap is folded up.  I folded each of the four sides in this way, and then folded the tabs (attached to the long sides) in.  To assemble the box, fold the two long sides inward (the narrow flap should sit on the floor of the box, and the tabs should fold inward toward the short sides of the box).  Hold these in place while you carefully fold one of the short sides up and over the tabs and into place.  Do the same for the other side.  The box is okay this way, or for more security put a piece of 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the small flap that sits on the base of the box.  This will keep everything in place (there is no need to tape the long sides into place — they will stay in place if the short sides do).  The box (or “drawer”) is now complete.  How easy was that?  Please see the video below for additional information on how to assemble the matchbox.

match3  match5

What a fun and easy project!

 

Supply List

Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Matchbox Die

Sizzix Big Shot and Premium Crease Pad

Graphic 45 cardstock — Good Ol Sport Collection “Newsworthy” and “Champion”

Coordinating solid cardstock

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal — 1/4″ and 1/8″

paper trimmer

ruler

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansies and Violets

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Today my project is a “Thank You” card featuring Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansies and Violets.  I love how beautiful these flowers turn out, and how easy they are to make.   With pansies and violets as the focal point of your card, you don’t really need much more.

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I started the project by selecting medium purple, vibrant yellow and green cardstock for my pansies, along with a darker purple and green cardstock for my violets.  I followed the instructions on the Sizzix website and used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut the pieces needed to make several pansies and violets.  Note that especially the first time making a flower from Susan’s Garden, you need to be prepared to make a practice flower or two, etc. that perhaps won’t be useable in the end project.  I thought that might especially be true with the pansy since it needed so much color added, but I was wrong — it was actually quite easy.

The first step for the pansies and for the violets is to add the color to the flower petals.  This is easily done using the Pan Pastels and Copic marker.  I used a violet Pan Pastel on the pansy, and yellow on the violets.  The same Copic marker worked for both.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to color the flower petals.

Once the petals are colored, the rest of the assembly is easy.  I used a larger ball stylus to shape the petals, and then the tweezers to pinch and bend the edges.  For the pansy, used a large ball stylus to cup the calyx.  I glued the two purple petals side by side onto the calyx first, and then the two smaller yellow petals on either side of the purple ones.  The larger yellow petal is glued in the final position on the calyx.  Each of these petals should overlap the others slightly.  It is a similar process for the violets, only there is no particular order to gluing the petals onto the calyx.  Because they are smaller petals I needed to use smaller tools, etc.   Each of the flowers needs to dry and “shape” for a while  in one of the Sizzix flower pots (or a similar container).  I also needed to stem, vein, pinch and bend each of the leaves.  There are detailed instructions for all of this on the Sizzix website (just search for the Pansy/Violet die and then click on the pdf instructions).  Videos are also available there to guide you through the steps.  I know that all of this sounds very complicated, but it really isn’t — especially if you’ve made other of the Susan’s Garden flowers.

Once the flowers had a chance to dry and shape in the flower pots, I removed them and added the leaves.  The final step was to add the drop of yellow in the center with the Viva Paper Pen.  Note that you have to allow sufficient drying time for this — generally at least 3-4 hours.  I usually place the flowers back into the pots while the center is drying to prevent any “accidents”.

Assembling the card was very easy.  I cut an A-2 sized background paper (4.25″ x 5.5″).  For this card I used a Graphic 45 paper from the Sweet Sentiments collection.  I selected a square doily to dress things up a bit.  My doily was 5″ wide, too large to fit onto the card.  Instead of cutting it, I centered it, keeping equal margins on the bottom and sides, with the excess folded to the back.  I first placed my ribbon bow and flowers, etc. to see how they would best fit on the card, and then attached everything with Scor-Tape — 1/8″ for the doily, and wider for the other pieces.  To finish, I added a gold “Thank You” sticker, and then mounted the card front onto a card back.  I stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside of the card.

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This was a very fun and easy project.  The main thing is to be sure to allow enough time for drying, etc. for the flowers.   Next time I will make a few extra flowers to have on hand for a quick card in the future.

Note that you might want to add some protection for the flowers if you want to mail a card that is dimensional like this is.  Sizzix makes domes that you can place over the flowers to protect them.  I also was able to find an A-2 card-sized plastic box to hold the card and protect it while in transit.

 

Supply List

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansy/Violet

Sizzix Big Shot

cardstock – assorted

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

Sizzix flower pots

Pan Pastels — 470.5 violet and 250.5 diarylide yellow

Copic marker – V17 amethyst

Viva Paper Pen — 201 sunny yellow

square doily

soft white 1″ ribbon

gold Starform sticker “Thank You”

Scotch Quick Drying Adhesive

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

 

Thanks and Happy  Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

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