A Delicate impressions Congratulations

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back.

Delicate Impressions Details

We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other four sets are designed to create borders and accents that can be used on cards from A2 to 5 x 7-inches. Each elegant motif can be layered with itself or mix with others in the same collection or beyond.

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates are metal plates used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  Roll the Glimmer machine base through your die cut machine to deliver its beautiful design. Refer to Compatibility Charts on Spellbinders’ website, to see if your machine is a match.

Today I would like to share with you another card created using the beautiful Delicate Impressions collection by Becca Feeken. I have started my card created a background using the Amazing Paper Grace Diamonetta Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken.

I foiled the flowers from the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken onto Iris cardstock and then coloured them with Zig Clean Colour Brush Makers. This was so much easier than heat embossing! I trimmed the flowers and then arranged them on the panel as shown.

To complete the card I have added strips of gold cardstock on either side of the panel and added it to the card front over the gorgeous decorative die from the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasion Sentiments Stamp and Die Set Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken. The sentiment is from the very elegant Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Occasion Sentiments Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates by Becca Feeken. And to finish I have added a gold satin ribbon.

For an easy embossed background score the cardstock using a scoring board at 1/8″ spacing. This adds so much interest and dimension to the card base and allowing the embellishments to shine.

Other Products Used:

Neenah Solar White cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Lux Gold cardstock

Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers

Gold satin ribbon

I hope that I have inspired you to start creating with the stunning Delicate Impressions Glimmer Hot Foil plates.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Ornate Autumn Shutterfold Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today sees the launch of the fabulous new Countryside Cottage collection. This is a must have collection as it has lots of elements that can be used for lots of different collections and occasions. I have started with a card for Autumn.

Products used:

Countryside Cottage Die, HCD1-7332
Cottage Tree ‘scapes Die, HCD1-7333
Countryside Autumn ‘scapes Die, HCD1-7335
Countryside Cottage Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3938
Cottage Summer ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3940
Countryside Autumn ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3941
Countryside Cottage Paper Collection, HCDP1-2123
For My Friend Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3844
Rounded Lattice Window Die, HCD1-7274
Rounded Eyelet Window Die, HCD1-7273
Rounded Sunlight Window Die, HCD1-7272
Royal Elegance Frames Die, HCD2-7307
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7156
6″ x 6″ Shutter Fold Card – White, HCCB1-480
Luxe Gold Cardstock, HCGP1-488
Bottle Cap Inc Vintage Magnets .5 Inch 12/Pkg, 486490
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black, RACP468
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack, 478594
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601

Other Products:

Iris Cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Countryside Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSjAhrALJYs.

For more tips on creating with the Window Scene cards & dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/LnM95GR92ao.

Instructions:

Inside Back: Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the inside of the shutter fold card. Trim the 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection to 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from HCPC-3844 For My Friend Sentiments set in Jet Black ink to the top right of the panel and then adhere to the front of the gold cardstock. Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3940 Cottage Tree-scapes Cling Stamp set in Iris cardstock with Jet Black in. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the upper left of the back. Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3941 Countryside Autumn Cling Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere some leaves sparingly over the tree and leave some to add to the front of the cottage. Stamp the cottage, shrubs and pot plant images from the HCPC-3938 Countryside Cottage Cling Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere the cottage over the tree and the shrubs, trees and pots at the base of the cottage as shown. Trim some leaves and adhere to the base of the cottage. Stamp a sunflower from the HCPC-3941 Countryside Autumn Cling Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Trim the stem and adhere to the left behind the house.

Sides: Cut a large circle out of sky coloured pattern paper using the #1 die from the HCD1-7272 Sunlight Window Die, cut in half and adhere to the sides of the shutterfold card. Repeat on the other side of the sides.

Front folds: Die cut two decorative half circles using the eyelet edge die from the HCD1-7274 Rounded Lattice Window Die and the inner decorative die from the HCD1-7273 Rounded Eyelet Window Die set out of gold cardstock. Die cut two inner semi-circles from sunflower pattern paper using the #2 and #3 dies from the HCD1-7272 Sunlight Window Die and adhere them behind the gold decorative dies. Die cut the decorative oval out of gold cardstock using the #3 die from the HCD2-7307 Royal Elegance Frame Die set. Adhere a small magnet to the right side of the back of the decorative oval. Adhere another magnet to the right front using the decorative oval as a guide and then adhere the two semi-circle panels to the fronts as shown. Die cut two ovals using the #2 die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics – Small Die set out of sky pattern paper and adhere to the front and the back covering the magnet. Adhere to the left front of the shutterfold card.

Stamp the wheelbarrow, sunflowers and gourds images from the HCPC-3941 Countryside Autumn Cling Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere to the front of the oval as shown.

Petite Picot Congratulations

Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection!

Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try.

Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken has developed another classic line of layering shapes that feel so much like tatting or picot crochet.  As you might imagine, these shapes are crisp, clean, and timeless. Whether you are simply adding a classic layer to a card or cutting an aperture to highlight a lovely sentiment – these shapes mix and match with other sewing inspired motifs as well as intricate backdrops.

Classic Shapes are Timeless

With each Classic Collection, Amazing Paper Grace creates the most popular die-cutting shapes in oval, round, square, and rectangles. Moreover, these classic shapes mix and match with Hemstitch Classics, Candlewick Classics, Elegant Twist Classics, and now Picot Petit.The Inspiration behind Picot Petite

If you’ve ever seen tatting, the little loop produced along the edge is called a “picot”.  It’s this little loop that is the basis for the border on all of the Petite Picot shapes.  They are lovely as a backdrop for any other layerings as the little picot peeks out.  It’s just a subtle way to bring in the ways of classic needlework to give texture and dimension to the backdrop of our cards.

I love layering beautiful Amazing Paper Grace dies using white cardstock and here I have used three different die sets to create a stunning base for gorgeous handcrafted flowers.

For this card I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Circles Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken as a base and added the Amazing Paper Grace Nestabilities Doily Round Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Circles Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken.

As I have said before my favourite flowers are roses and this time I have made roses using the Amazing Paper Grace Shapeabilities Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken. There are instructions on how I have made these flowers exclusively on the Amazing Paper Grace – Encouragement Group.

I have added some small filler flowers using the small flower dies from the Elegant Infinity – Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club which is still available for sale until stocks last.

The sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasion Sentiments Stamp and Die Set Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken. I love this set as there is a sentiment for every occasion.

These are the dies that I have used to create this card:

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Cottage Hydrangeas

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have some more Heartfelt inspiration for you. I have a card that is sure to bring a smile to the recipients when they receive it. For this card I have used the beautiful Cottage Garden collection with some beautiful decorative dies.

Products Used:

Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die, HCD1-7278
Fresh Cut Hydrangea Die, HCD1-7279
Cottage Window & Hydrangea Die, HCD1-7280
Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3900
Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3901
Cottage Window & Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3902
Cottage Garden Paper Collection, HCDP1-2111
3D Hydrangea Shaping Mold, HCFB1-489
Majestic Swirl Frames Die, HCD2-7308
Album Tags and Accents Die, HCD1-7202
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – White, HCPP1-475
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – French Ultramarine, RACP607
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Forget-Me-Not, RACP412
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Vivid Chartreuse, RACP531
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green, RACP436
Blue Suede Shoes Prills, ANC830
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack, 478594

Other Products:

Ranger Archival ink – Cobalt Blue, Iris cardstock, heavy cardboard

For more tips on creating with the Cottage Garden Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/faBoB2s49RI.

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

For more ideas on creating with the 5 x 7 Decorative Frame Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/qdBFA5VpmSo.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of light green pattern paper 5” x 7”, sponge the edges with Vivid Chartreuse ink and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the background panel using the #1 die from the HCD12-7308 Majestic Swirls Frame Die set out of pattern paper. Sponge the edges with Vivid Chartreuse ink and adhere to the card from using heavy cardboard. Die cut the outer decorative die using the #2 die from the HCD12-7308 Majestic Swirls Frame Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the edges and then adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of blue and green pattern paper 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4”, sponge the edge with Vivid Chartreuse ink and adhere to the centre of the outer decorative frame. Die cut the middle decorative die using the #3 die from the HCD12-7308 Majestic Swirls Frame Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting powder to the edges with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and then adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of pattern paper showing a scene 2” x 4”, sponge the edge with Vivid Chartruese ink and adhere to the middle of the decorative die

Stamp the window image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the flower spray images from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere to the top and bottom of the window.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Stamp set in Cobalt Blue and Forget-Me-Knot on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres of the Cobalt Blue flowers with French Ultramarine ink and the outer flowers with Magenta Hue and the Forget-Me-Knot flowers with Forget-Me-Not ink and the outer flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the blue and pink flowers with Magenta Hue ink and the green and blue flowers with French Ultramarine ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Blue Suede Shoes Prills to the centres of the flowers and adhere over the floral sprays above and below the window.

To finish, die cut a small sentiment using the coordinating die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die and adhere to the top left above the window as shown and add some Blue Suede Shoes Prills to the end.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Amazing Paper Grace January Die of the Month Blog Hop – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

Remember the days in grade school when you dreamed of all the little envelopes you would collect in your pouch from Valentine’s Day?  Well, we gotcha covered! Today I am introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for January 2021, the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox.

Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace sent me these wonderful dies to create with.

Sweet hearts and petite envelopes are a symbol of love.  The Amazing Paper Grace Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox harkens back to the days where you thought that the number of envelopes measured how loved you were.  No worries, this elegant mailbox holds a bouquet of enveloped surprises and is a clever way to hide some cute little messages.  Oh, and the front of the mailbox opens!  Becca uses the inspiration from a vintage mailbox as the basis for this elegant representation where romantic and cute go hand in hand.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a sweetheart this year.  After the holiday, this set can be used as a blue mailbox.  Did you notice it is a mini-sized 3D Vignette?! Built just like the grand sized vignettes that came before it, this little mini stands 4.75-inches tall and folds flat for mailing to your sweetheart!

There are 17 dies included in the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

My Project Today using Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

I have made three projects today – a card, a 3D vignette and a mailbox box that holds some delicious heart shaped chocolates.

I thought the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox die would create a cute little box that would be perfect for putting in a special treat for your valentine. The front opens up for a secret message and I have a blank back for your special message. I have wrapped some heart shaped chocolates and added some handcrafted roses using the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken, I love the sweet little bow from the Amazing Paper Grace Holly Frame Gala Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken and they added a cute little touch to the box.

For my card I have used the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox die as a decorative background highlighting the pretty pattern paper and complemented by handcrafted roses using the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken, I have also added the decorative die from the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasion Sentiments Stamp and Die Set Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken for more interest behind the mailbox. The other flowers and leaves I have used are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken. The tag is from a retired Spellbinders die set – A2 Valiant Honour.

The 3D vignette evokes an image of a celebration in a very romantic setting following a receipt of a valentine. Who wouldn’t love to receive a valentine beneath the Eiffel Tower! The hearts and mail images further enhance the feeling of love and celebration in the air!

Designer Tip:

I found it really important to watch Becca’s videos and read the instructions on how to create 3D vignette cards and taking my time making the 3D vignette.

Supplies:
Stamps:   Heartfelt Creations Celebrate Love Sentiments Stamp
Paper: Dress My Craft Sweet Treats
Ink: Ranger Archival inks – Vivid Chartreuse, Magenta Hue, Versamagic ink – Aloe Vera
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

For more Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox, the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month!

Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings 
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during January 2021. Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

View this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!

https:// youtu.be/aD7BPy2_Xmg

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Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Gorgeous Inside and Out Sweet Cardlets Card

What’s a Cardlet, pray tell?  A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card.  We’re delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.

Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try.

Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die.   They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure.  As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies – like steel rule dies, you’re all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting.  (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)

The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets

We gotta fess up here.  There’s no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up.  You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right?  Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets.  As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.  

Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card.  Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3″ x 3″ footprint.  Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.  

We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card.  In fact, the 3″ background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background.  Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.

Here are what the dies that I have used for this card looks like:  

For this card I have used the very beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Lattice Arch Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken to create a frame for the beautiful swans and background. I have foiled some vellum with the background plate from the Amazing Paper Grace Graceful Swan Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken and then added it to the blue background for a softer effect. I have foiled the swans on coordinating paper to tie in with the background paper. I love how you have two different finishes with the swans and I have added some dimension with foam tape.

The flowers and leaves are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken and I have kept them to a very limited colour palette – light green and blue to complement the blue paper.

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection:

https:// youtu.be/ reAkX2HkGwY

Sweet Cardlets Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection

The paper is the Hydrangea Lawn from Dress My Craft.

For a video by Anita Kejriwal on how to create flowers using the Cinch & Go IV flowers please visit here.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia