Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am auditioning to become a Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45.  I have a shadow box that I have used Floral Shoppe patterned paper.  This paper is quite busy and I have tried to recreate the effect of cascading flowers over the tag in the shadow box.

Materials Used:

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Collection

iCraft Shadow Box – Kraft

iCraft corner wooden embellishments

Scissors

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Foam tape

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Seaspray, Indian Gold

Finnabair Mechanicals Tin Hearts

Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals – Flowers Small

Rosie’s Studio Metal Trinkets

Instructions:

Assemble the shadow box.  Colour with the Nuvo Embellishments Seaspray Green and Indian gold to create the shiny patina effect.

Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 1/2″ x 5″ and adhere to the centre of the box.  Add the tag to the bottom right as shown with foam tape.  Add a half flower and heart embellishment to the bottom left of the tag.  Add a metal flower to the top left.

Colour with the wooden corner embellishments with Nuvo Embellishments Seaspray Green and Indian gold to create the shiny patina effect.  Adhere to the top left and the bottom right corners.  Add a small metal dragonfly to the bottom right as shown.

 

Fussy cut the flowers and sprays from the patterned paper and layer inside the shadow box cascading down over the tag as shown.  I have used 2 layers of foam to create the dimension.

 

Fussy cut the large spray of flowers and adhere to the top left with foam tape over the corner embellishment.  Fussy cut another couple of sprays of flowers and adhere to the frame under the large spray as shown with Dries Clear glue.

Add the wooden ‘Inspire’ word to the top right under the large spray.

To finish off add the bee on the bottom left and the heart on the top right under the word.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Sweetest Day Ever

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to my second post celebrating the release of the new Sugarspun collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Tantalizing treats showcased in beautifully decorated display windows draw you to the Sweet Shoppe store front, beckoning you to step inside! With one push of the door, bells jingle announcing your arrival, and all will power is left behind! Welcomed by the aroma of sweet baked goodies and sugar laden confections, in no time at all, the mouthwatering scents of vanilla and almond have you convinced to browse and pick out an irresistible delight…after all, you deserve it! Cupcakes frosted with buttercream icing, dusted with sprinkles and topped off with perfectly round cherries, line the bakery showcase counter and decision making becomes difficult in the moment! It’s time to treat yourself and indulge in the newest and sweetest release from Heartfelt Creations…the Sugarspun Collection! On display are four decadently illustrated cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, showcasing frosting draped cupcakes, a sweet treat display cart ready to be filled with yummy treats, as well as charming cupcake accent borders, lollipop embellishments, and decorative planter arrangements. A gourmet paper collection drizzled and dusted in hues of bubblegum pinks, mint greens, frosting blues and scrumptious lilacs have been sprinkled with pretty plaids, petite polka dots, along with bakery-style illustrations of melt-in-your mouth delicacies that are sure to appeal to those sweet tooth cravings! So, come along with us as we make the world a sweeter place one “homemade, made from scratch” paper craft project at a time…and the best part is, no baking or calorie counting required!

Products Used:

Sugarspun Paper CollectionHCDP1-2101
Sugarspun Cupcake Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3870
Sugarspun Cupcake DieHCD1-7234
Sweet Shoppe Treats Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3872
Sweet Shoppe Treats DieHCD1-7236
Sprinkled Confetti Cupcakes Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3871
Sprinkled Confetti Cupcakes DieHCD1-7235
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small DieHCD1-7156
Petite Pocket Accents DieHCD1-7212
Album Tags and Accents DieHCD1-7202
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Coral See PrillsANC820

Other Products: 

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, White Cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Sugarspun collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kLs8-V6iBG8.

For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

For more tips on creating with the pocket dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uDhKUj9AAMo.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12″ x 6″, score at 6″ along the long side and fold to create a base card 6″ x 6″. Cut a diagonal striped 6″ x 6″ panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 6″ x 6″ and using the plain cutting die from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pockets Accents Die set cut each end of the card. Die cut two decorative dies from white cardstock, add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere to the die cut ends. Die cut two lace edges from white cardstock, add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere to the edges as shown.

Die cut the eyelet oval using the eyelet die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics – Small set and adhere to the front of the card as shown. Die cut an oval using the largest plain die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics – Small set and emboss with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and adhere to the front of the eyelet oval. Adhere this oval to the card front with foam tape.

Stamp the cupcake image from the HCPC-3871 Sprinkled Confetti Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills by dotting Dries Clear glue on the icing. Stamp the candles from the HCPC-3870 Sugarspun Cupcake Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere two candles behind the icing and adhere the cupcake to the oval as shown. Die cut the tag using the coordinating die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set and add to the cupcake as shown.

Stamp the dishes, sweets and cupcake images from the HCPC-3872 Sweet Shoppe Treats Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour in with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the sweets and cupcakes with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Add the dishes to either side of the oval and add the sweets and cupcakes as shown.

For more inspiration with the Sugarspun collection please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/812/debuting-the-sugarspun-collection

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Sweet Boxed Cupcake

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today we at Heartfelt Creations are thrilled to announce the release of the very sweet Sugarspun collection.

Tantalizing treats showcased in beautifully decorated display windows draw you to the Sweet Shoppe store front, beckoning you to step inside! With one push of the door, bells jingle announcing your arrival, and all will power is left behind! Welcomed by the aroma of sweet baked goodies and sugar laden confections, in no time at all, the mouthwatering scents of vanilla and almond have you convinced to browse and pick out an irresistible delight…after all, you deserve it! Cupcakes frosted with buttercream icing, dusted with sprinkles and topped off with perfectly round cherries, line the bakery showcase counter and decision making becomes difficult in the moment! It’s time to treat yourself and indulge in the newest and sweetest release from Heartfelt Creations…the Sugarspun Collection! On display are four decadently illustrated cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, showcasing frosting draped cupcakes, a sweet treat display cart ready to be filled with yummy treats, as well as charming cupcake accent borders, lollipop embellishments, and decorative planter arrangements. A gourmet paper collection drizzled and dusted in hues of bubblegum pinks, mint greens, frosting blues and scrumptious lilacs have been sprinkled with pretty plaids, petite polka dots, along with bakery-style illustrations of melt-in-your mouth delicacies that are sure to appeal to those sweet tooth cravings! So, come along with us as we make the world a sweeter place one “homemade, made from scratch” paper craft project at a time…and the best part is, no baking or calorie counting required!

I have two projects in two blog posts for you today.  First up is a cupcake box that is perfect to put your cupcakes in as a special gift.

Materials Used:

Sugarspun Paper CollectionHCDP1-2101
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3842
Oakberry Lane Blossoms DieHCD1-7200
Ticket and Tags DieHCD1-7201
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Vibrant FuchsiaRACP524
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Magenta HueRACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – ButtercupRACP632
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink PeonyRACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – OliveRACP482
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Heart of Gold PrillsANC804

Other Products: SVG file, pearls

For more tips on creating with the Sugarspun collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kLs8-V6iBG8.

Instructions: 

Using paper from the collection, cut the cupcake box using the cutting file from here. Assemble according to the instructions given. Add pearl strips as shown.

Die cut the tag using the tag from the HCD1-7201 Tickets & Tags Die set, shape and adhere to the top of the cupcake box.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp set in Forest Green ink on flower shaping cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks before die cutting with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and finish shaping with the golf tools. Add to the top of the box lid.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on the flower shaping paper. Colour the centres with Butter cup ink and the petals with Pink Peony ink. Die cut with the coordinating die and sponge the edges of the petals with Vibrant Fuchsia ink. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and spray with water and shape using the Golf Tools. Assemble when dry using two medium and one small size petals and add Crystal Clear glitter to the petals with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Heart of Gold Prills to the centres. Add the flower to the leaves as shown.

For more inspiration for the new Sugarspun collection please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/812/debuting-the-sugarspun-collection

I hope that you have a lot of fun with this collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Tweeting Wishes

Kia Ora Koutou

And welcome back to my second card for Inspiration Wednesday featuring the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection.

Products Used:

Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3868
Wishing Well Oasis DieHCD1-7232
Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper CollectionHCDP1-2100
Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3866
Tweet Cherry Blossoms DieHCD1-7230
3D Cherry Blossom Shaping MoldHCFB1-474
Intricate Swirl Frames DieHCD2-7191
Eyelet Hearts DieHCD1-7162
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – OliveRACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Carnation RedRACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink PeonyRACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Coral See PrillsANC820
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455

Other Products: 

Creative Expressions Honeydew Cardstock, iCraft Iris Cardstock,

White cardstockor more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10″ x 7″, score at 5″ along the long side and fold to create a base card 5″ x 7″. Cut a piece of blue checked paper 7″ x 5″ and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the frame from the HCD1-7191 Intricate Swirls Frame die set in the Honeydew cardstock and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 6″ x 5″ panel from the paper collection and adhere to the top of the frame. Die cut the eyelet heart using the second largest eyelet heart die out of the Honeydew cardstock. Die cut the inner die from the blue checked paper using the second largest plain die and adhere to the eyelet heart and then to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the wishing well image from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere over the heart.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branch and add two leaves to the base of the decorative die as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branch and to the birdhouse and to the base of the decorative die over the leaves.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere above the flowers at the top of the card as shown.

For more inspiration and a sneak peak at the Sugarspun Collection being released next week visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/806/elegant-inspiration-and-sugarspun-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Haven of Daydreams

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to another Inspiration Wednesday and today I have a card featuring the beautiful Haven of Daydreams stamp from the Cherry Blossom Collection.

Products Used:

Haven of Daydreams Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3869
Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3867
Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3866
Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper CollectionHCDP1-2100
3D Cherry Blossom Shaping MoldHCFB1-474
Daydreams Bridge DieHCD1-7233
Cherry Blossom Retreat DieHCD1-7231
Tweet Cherry Blossoms DieHCD1-7230
Hand-Stitched Accents DieHCD1-7207
Eyelet Rectangle & Basics DieHCD2-7189
Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3827
Backyard Blossoms DieHCD1-7181
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – OliveRACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Carnation RedRACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink PeonyRACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723

Other Products:

Prismacolour pencils, iCraft Iris Cardstock, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 11″ x 6 3/4″, score at 5 1/2″ along the long side and fold to create a base card 5 1/2″ x 6 3/4″. Cut a piece of blue checked paper 5 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ and adhere to the front of the card base.

Cut a piece of Iris cardstock 6″ x 4 3/4″ and stamp the bridge image from the HCPC-3869 Haven of Daydreams Stamp set in Jet Black ink. Colour in with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and Prismacolour pencils. Add Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond glitter to the image with Dries Clear glue. Adhere to the front of the card.

Cut two pieces of white cardstock 6″x 4 3/4″ and die cut the frames using the HCD1-7207 Handstitched Accents die. Glue the two frames together. Cut green paper using the same die and die cut with the 3rd largest rectangle die from the HCD1-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die set to create a frame. Add Crystal Clear to green frame using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and then add the green frame to the white frame, and adhere the frame to the stamped image with foam dots

Stamp the branch image twice from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on the Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with a fairly dry sponge. Adhere one branch to the top left of the frame and trim a branch and add to the bottom right of the frame.

Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Library Green ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add over the branches on the top left and the bottom right on the frame.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Carnation Red ink on Iris cardstock. Colour some images with Carnation Red and some with Pink Peony inks. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the flowers with Pink Peony ink and shape using the coordinating mold. When dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge Add Coral Seas Prills to the centres and then add to the branch at the top left and to the bottom right on the leaves.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and then adhere above the flowers at the top left and bottom right of the frame as shown.

Stamp the spray image from the HCPC-3827 Backyard Blossoms Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut using the coordinating die. Adhere to the bottom left of the frame.

For more inspiration and a sneak peak at the Sugarspun Collection being released next week visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/806/elegant-inspiration-and-sugarspun-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia