A Touch of Glitter

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This week I have been having a play with using the Stick It adhesive sheets from Ken Oliver.  These sheets make it so easy to adhere fine and delicate dies to your projects but they have other uses including adding glitter to the card.  Here is a card that I have made using the Stick It sheets to add glitter to the background of the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval.


To add the glitter to the background I adhered a sheet of the Stick It sheet to the mauve cardstock and then using the plain oval die cut from the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval dies I cut out the oval.  I removed the backing to the paper and added the Decorative Oval die cut to the sticky oval.  I then sprinkled the glitter over the whole piece.


The result is a lovely glittery background to the piece.  This photo does show a little of the lovely sparkle.


After adding the oval to the background mats that I have die cut using the Sue Wilson Lattice Frame die set, I then added beautiful vellum flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set.


I have used the same principle as last weeks post and sponged the back with Memento Lulu Lavender and New Sprout inks to make the flowers coordinate with the mauve pearlescent cardstock.

Here is the finished card again.


Materials used:

Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms, Decorative Oval, Eyelet Oval, Sue Wilson Lattice Frame

Cardstock – Sullivans Pearlescent Cardstock, CTMH White Daisy

Vellum from my stash

Inks – Versamark, Memento Lulu Lavender, New Sprout

Ranger embossing powder – white

Ultrafine prisma glitter

Pearls from the local $2 shop.

This card and most of the products used for making this card are for sale at Gift Hutt.

I hope this inspires you to use the Stick It sheets for more than die cutting.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting


A Touch of Glamour with Arianna Blooms

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I was supposed to be making some masculine cards yesterday but I had to get an idea out of my head and sometimes you just have to let your creativity have a free rein.  I belong to a couple of Facebook groups for cardmaking and this particular embossing folder from All Occasions is a very sought after piece of cardmaking tools.  I managed to get one last year but haven’t had much time to play around with it.  I had seen some gorgeous cards made from it and just had to have a go.





I have used the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and die set to make the flowers.

Tutorial for making the flowers.

  1. I have stamped the images onto vellum using the Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing powder which is just gorgeous.  I then turned the images over and using a sponge dauber I have used Memento Toffee Crunch and sponged the colour lightly on the back.  This is what it looks like on the front of the flowers.


2. I then die cut the flowers and using my fingers I squeezed the petals together to create some shape in the flowers.


3.  Using my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit I pressed down on the centres of each layer and then adhered them together using the Art Glitter Designers Dries Clear glue to put them together.  Some have four layers some have two layers and some are just single.


These flowers look lovely on the Arianna Lace die.


As you can see these are very easy to make and add a lovely touch of glamour to your projects.

Materials used:

Stamps – Arianna Blooms

Dies – Arianna Blooms, Ariana Lace Die

Embossing Folder – All Occasions

Cardstock – Pearlised from Rosies Studio

Paper – Christina Re

Pearls – Stampin Up

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

These flowers look fabulous but are so easy to make.  I hope you have a lot of fun making them.

These cards will be on sale at Gift Hutt shortly once I have made some envelopes to go with them.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting.


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This week I am featuring a couple of cards I made yesterday with a combination of Sue Wilson Dies, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret stamps and dies and a die from Tattered Lace.  I love the look of the stitched frames and the lattice work on this card.


I have never used this combination of cream and white before but it does work well and makes a very elegant card.


Materials used:

Dies – Sue Wilson Lattice Frames, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret and Mini Vintage Floret, Tattered Lace Butterfly, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles – not seen but is inside the card.

Inks – Memento Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum

Cardstock – Sullivans Pearlised Card – Purple, Cream, CTMH White Daisy and Colonial White

I have left these cards without sentiments and eventually I want to be able to add a personalised service for my cards.  These cards are available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I am looking to have a wider range of paper crafting supplies at Gift Hutt so please watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.


All Glammed Up

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I have had a couple of busy weeks and finally got a chance to do some crafting in the last couple of days.  I have been focusing on the All Glammed Up range from Heartfelt Creations to have samples ready for the Paper Arts Show in Wellington in August and the Wedding Show in Wellington in September.  I have almost finished off my flip fold album with all the white covered and all I need to do is the finishing touches.  I have also done a layout and some cards.  I have used one paper pack which has gone a long way and  I still have lots of paper for making cards over the next few weeks.

First up is the layout that I have done featuring one of my wedding photos.  I love this paper and the photo went really well with the anitque look of the papers.  The flowers have been made using some red textured cardstock from Sullivans and stamped and embossed with gold embossing ink.  I have used the calyx die from the Vintage Floret die to cut the calyx for the rosebuds.  The leaves have been coloured using Copic markers.


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Here is a close up of the flowers.  The embossing made an interesting finish with the textured cardstock.

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Here is the front of the flip fold album.  I still need to get some lace to add on the front and it will be finished.  The flowers have been made from a red cardstock that I had in my stash and I have stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then after I had made the flowers I touched the edges of the petals with some gold metallic rub on which helped make them stand out more.

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And here are some cards I have made.  I have used a left over flower and leaves to put over the gorgeous die cut border from the Regal Borders and Pockets die.
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I do like the elegance of gold and cream and made this card using the Heirloom Rectangles dies from Spellbinders dies in combination with some old gold pearlescent cardstock.

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Finally this card hasn’t come together quite so well.  It was the first time I had managed to do a hinged die cut card and it turned out very well.  But the colour is not the true colour – it has come up more yellow than in real life.  I have sponged the card in the die before removing the card from the die and I was happy with using the Colorbox chalk ink.  It gave a very smooth finish.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Colonial White, Sullivans Red, Cardstock from my stash, Gold Pearlescent cardstock

Paper – Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up 

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Up All Dressed Up, Arianna Blooms, Open Leaf,

Dies – Heartfelt Creations All Dressed Up, Arianna Blooms, Open Leaf, Vintage Floret, Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangles.

Pearl swirl from my stash

Copic markers

Inks – Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Pistachio, Memnto Northern Pine

Ranger Gold embossing powder

Ribbon and button from my considerable stash

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping set

The Heartfelt Creations products are available for sale at Gift Hutt and I am in the process of getting Memento  and Colorbox inks in store.

I will have to get myself a tripod and will try taking a video of the flip fold album once I have completed it.  So watch this space….

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and they will be available at Gift Hutt (my layout is demonstration only).

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.