Easter is Coming!

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I have another card featuring the fabulous new flower shaping cardstock being released today at Heartfelt Creations.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-725 Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Die

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die

HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die

HCFB1-469 3D Oakberry Lane mold

HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy – Small Stamens

HCPP1-475 Flower Shaping Cardstock

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

RACP669 Ranger Archival ink – Viridian

RACP426 Ranger Archival ink – Leaf Green

RACP962 Ranger Archival ink – Fern Green

RACP614 Ranger Archival ink – Magenta Hue

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

DCMT4185 Groove Golf Tool Set

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit

Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond,

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 5”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 ¾” x 7” and using the plain edge die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set die cut the edges.  Cut a piece of green patterned paper 4 ¾” x 7” and using the plain edge die HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set die cut the edges and then adhere to the previously die cut white card.  Die cut two eyelet edges from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set and add Frosting Powder to the trim and then adhere to the edges.  Adhere this to the card front with foam tape.

Die cut two frames from the Botanic Window die set from white cardstock and adhere together and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere the frame to the card front.  Die cut the cross image from the patterned paper using the inner die from the Botanic Window die set and recess in the window frame.  Add glitter to the crosses and dot around the card front with Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the dove image from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the dove with Viridian ink and shape and then add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere the dove to the top right of the window with foam tape.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps set in Magenta Hue and Fern Green ink on Flower Shaping cardstock.  Colour the centres with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge the edges of the pink and green flowers with Magenta Hue ink and then shape using the Oakberry Lane 3D flower shaping mold.  Assemble the flowers and then add Frosting Powder to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge when the flowers are dry.  Pierce the centres of the flowers and insert the black and green rock candy stamens using a fine wire.  Glue the stamens with Dries Clear glue in the centres of the stamens.  When the glue is dry trim the threads and adhere around the window and dove as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps set in Fern Green ink on Flower Shaping cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape using the golf tools and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue once dry.  Adhere around the flowers as shown.

Die cut a second to smallest size arrow from the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die set out of white cardstock.  Cut the sentiment out of the paper collection and adhere to the arrow and then adhere the arrow to the card as shown.

For more inspiration using the new flower shaping paper please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/809/debuting-deluxe-flower-shaping-paper

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Getting all Boxy

Welcome back

I have now got a Cricut Explore and I am wondering why I didn’t get one a lot earlier.  It is so much easier to use and much quieter as well.  I am really enjoying using Design Space as well to plan my projects.

I am getting ready for an Easter display at Gift Hutt and saw these lovely spring and Easter themed SVGs on svgcuts.com that I thought would be perfect to make for a display.

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Here are the individual boxes which have all been made using CTMH cardstock:

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Canary, Buttercup, White Daisy, Desert Sand, Cashmere, Fern, Pear, Glacier, Gypsy,

Papers – Kaisercraft Christmas papers, CTMH Brushed, CTMH Seaside

Ink – Desert Sand, Canary, Gypsy, Pixie, Cotton Candy

Brads from my stash

Copic Markers

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt along with small gift baskets to add your own Easter eggs.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Happy Easter

Welcome back

This week I have been busy making some Easter cards to sell at Craft Hutt and at a Craft Fair I am going to on Good Friday at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt.  I have used some Skylark and Chantilly papers as well as the new Free to Be Me papers from this months Constant Campaign celebrating National Scrapbooking month.  This special paper pack includes beautiful textured cardstock, vellum and gorgeous papers and is normally valued at $19.  If you spend $75 in one order then you can purchase this pack for just $5.

DSCF1180For this card I have used the teal shimmer trim to mix with the gorgeous gold spotted vellum.  With the vellum I used adhesive under the gold spots to make sure it did not show up on the outside.  You can just see the beautiful finish to the red cardstock and I have completed the card with the images from the Hoppy Easter stamp set.
DSCF1179I love the simplicity of this card.  I have just layered the vellum over the red cardstock and teamed it with the red paper from the paper pack.  The sentiment is from the hostess gift Some Bunny.
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I have used a cut that I made from making a box lid for the label for this card.  I never throw anything out and the colour of this (Creme Brulee) cut worked in perfectly and I had a spare white label already cut so this card came together very quickly.  The strong vertical paper is cut from one of the patterned papers and it made a great strip with two 0.5 cm strips of the red cardstock on either side.  I have used images from both the Some Bunny and Hoppy Easter for this card.

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Here again with this card I have teamed the vellum with the red cardstock.  I have stamped the flowers from the Hoppy Easter with Black ink and coloured them using the alcohol markers from CTMH and finished them off with some Bitty Sparkles.  DSCF1175Finally for this card I have used the Gold Polka Dot washi tape and teamed them up with the paper and cardstock from the pack.  Plus I have managed to centre a strip of the gold polka dotted vellum and it looks like I have got some gold brads on each side of the focus image.  Again I have stamped the flowers and coloured them in with the alcohol markers and finished off with  Bitty Sparkles.  I have also added a little extra with some Bakers Twine in Cranberry.

Here are some Easter cards I have done using the Skylark and left over Chantilly papers (NLA).

DSCF1165I have kept this card quite simple and have matched Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock with the same colour on the little girl’s dress.  I have stamped the girl on White Daisy cardstock and fussy cut it out and then coloured in with alcohol markers.  The images are from the Some Bunny stamp set.

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I love how I can mix and match the colours from different sets.  Here I have used Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock and placed some Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon over it.  The flowers have been coloured in using Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf alcohol markers.DSCF1163Finally, this is my favourite go to pattern for making cards.  I have used a combination of different patterned papers from Skylark and kept the image very simple.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Indian Cornflower Blue,Creme Brulee, Lagoon,

Paper – Free to Be Me, Skylark

Inks – Black, Ruby, Outdoor Denim

Stamp sets – Some Bunny, Hoppy Easter

Alcohol markers – Ruby, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy

Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Teal Shimmer Trim

Cranberry Bakers Twine

Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy, Artiste

Bitty sparkles

Durables Triangle Studs

Gold Polka Dot washi tape

I hope you all have a happy and healthy Easter.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

CTMH Easter Goodies

Welcome baack

Easter is not far away now and I went to the supermarket yesterday and the Easter Egg gift boxes were very much the same as what they have been for years and are just advertising for Cadbury.   So I decided I would make some boxes using the Artiste cartridge and today I have been very busy and here are some of my results.  Sorry about the first photo but there are better photos coming up, but daylight savings has finished and I was running out of light to take photos.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige

 

 

I have used three different cuts from the Artiste cartridge.  The first one is on page 73 of the booklet.  I have also cut the grass from the Artbooking cartridge and placed it around the base of the box.  The cute rabbit in the front is from the Hoppy Easter stamp set and I have coloured it in using the CTMH alcohol markers.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige

Here is a close up of the rabbit.  I have also cut the butterfly out from the Artiste cartridge and added some bling with some CTMH sparkles.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige

The second box has been cut out using the pattern on page 69.  I have mixed and matched the cardstock colours to match the soft toys I purchased to go with the boxes.  Inside there is also an Easter Egg.  I am still using up my Chantilly papers (which are no longer available unfortunately) and these went perfectly with the boxes and colour scheme.  The ribbon has been cut using the pattern on page 56 and the flower is also cut out from page 33 and finished off with pink sparkle gems and green epoxy bubbles.  The sentiment is from the Hoppy Easter stamp set and the tag is from Holiday Tags.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste CartrigeFinally I love these cute little boxes from page 73 of the booklet.  There is also a flower box for something different.  I have also cut the grass from the Artbooking cartridge and put it around the base of the box and I then put the sentiment on the box.  These are so cute and they are big enough to fit an Easter egg inside.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste CartrigeMaterials used:

Cardstock – Sky, Pear, Buttercup, White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock

Papers – Chantilly (NLA)

Inks – Pear, Outdoor Denim

Markers – Cotton Candy, Pear

Stamps – Hoppy Easter, Holiday Tags

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking

Sparkles – clear assortment

Pink Glitter gems

Blue and Green Epoxy bubbles

Liquid Glass

All these will be for sale at Craft Hutt and I will also take some to a craft fair I will be going to on Good Friday.

Have a good week.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

I found the Easter Bunny!

Today I went out to take some photos down at the Hutt River and came across an errant bunny in the bushes around the bridge.  I managed to get one photo of it before it disappeared.  I thought the timing was quite timely especially as we have just had Easter in the weekend.  However, I could not find any Easter eggs – lol!

The Easter Bunny

While on Easter I have just purchased the Creative Memories Border Maker rustic fence cartridge and I could not resist making one last Easter card with it.  I can see myself using this cartridge a lot – and distressing it with inks as well.  This would look lovely with flowers and leaves climbing up on it on a card.  This cartridge is while stocks last only.

It seems strange to put a cute lamb on an Easter card in the southern hemisphere as Easter is a sign of Autumn for us with the changing colours of leaves and cooler temperatures (?), but it is a sign of rebirth that is universal.  I also love using the Classic Stickers from Creative Memories they are so colourful and pretty. Plus they are reasonably priced.

Easter card

 

The sentiment on this card was last weeks freebie from Creative Memories that I printed off from my StoryBook Creator, as well as the background paper.

Materials used in this card:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Green Apple

Creative Memories Stickers – Easter

Creative Memories Border Maker – rustic fence cartridge

Creative Memories Reflections Digital Kit

Creative Memories freebie sentiment

I hope that you all had a great Easter.

Happy Crafting

Patricia