Centre Step Flowering Dogwood Easter Card

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Today I am featuring another card using the Flowering Dogwood Collection.  The flowers are just beautiful and so versatile for both cardstock and vellum.  I had done a batch of flowers in green and pink and they have done several cards including the card in my last post.  I love the combination of Memento New Sprout and  Lilac Posies as they do together really well.

There is still time to put your votes in for the Heartfelt Creations Design team here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced2017-02-25-16-28-25

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzill smooth white

Paper – Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Ornate Borders and Pockets, Luggage and Labels, Spellbinders Ovals – Small, Pop-ups – Decorated Birthday

Inks – Memento Pistachio, New Sprout, Lilac Posies, Espresso Truffle, Colorbox Dark Brown

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter

Art Glitter Dries clear adhesive

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Dove Blender pen

Instructions:

Using the Spellbinders Pop-up die – die cut the centre step card base from the white cardstock.  Die cut the paper with the branches border using the same die and adhere the paper over the base cardstock.  Add a strip of the pink border to the base of the front of the card.

Select a panel featuring the dove from the paper collection and die cut the centre oval out.  Adhere the frame to the centre step with foam tape and then adhere the centre oval in the centre of the oval.  Die cut the border from the Ornate Borders and Pockets die from white cardstock completely and adhere to the top of the centre step.

Stamp the branches with the Espresso Truffle and colour in the flowers using the Dove blender pen and Lilac Posies.  Colour the leaves with the Pistachio and the branches with the dark brown ink using the blender pen.  Die cut out and cut in the centre to adhere around the oval to make a frame.

To make the pink flowers stamp the flowers using Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centre of the flowers with the New Sprout ink and then die cut the flowers.  Softly sponge the edge of the flowers with the Lilac Posies ink.  For the green flowers stamp the flowers with Pistachio ink and sponge the centre with New Sprout, die cut and then edge the flowers with Pistachio ink.  Spritz a little water on the back of the flowers and then shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Die cut the small and large stamens in green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool from the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Add glitter using the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive along the veins of the flowers.  Add the prills to the centre of the flowers.  Finally add the Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter to the flowers on the outside.

Add glitter to the dove using the Art Glitter Dries clear glue.

Add the flowers to the card as shown and die cut the tag from the paper using the tag die from the Luggage and Labels die set.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Flowering Dogwood Elegance

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Today I am featuring another card using the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood flowers.  I love white on white simplicity with just a touch of colour and I was very pleased how it turned out.

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Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill white smooth, Timbrels green cardstock.

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Classic Message

Dies – Flowering Dogwood, Fleur Border Basics, Arianna Lace

Inks – Memento Lilac Posies, New Sprout

Embossing folder – Couture Creations A4 Tied Together

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter

Art Glitter Dries Clear

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”.  Fold in half to make the base card.  For the front of the card cut a piece of white cardstock 7” x 5” and then using the lacy border from the Fleur Border Basics set with the cutting die cut the end of the cardstock as shown.  Emboss the upper card using the Tied Together embossing folder.

To make the fan die cut the smaller flower die from the Arianna Lace set and cut in half.  Die cut 4 of the small matching single pieces and adhere to the base lace die cut to create a fan.

To make the flowers stamp the flowers using Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centre of the flowers with the New Sprout ink and then die cut the flowers.  Softly sponge the edge of the flowers with the Lilac Posies ink.  Spritz a little water on the back of the flowers and then shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Die cut the small and large stamens in green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool from the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Add glitter using the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive along the veins of the flowers.  Add the prills to the centre of the flowers.  Finally add the Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter to the flowers on the outside.

For further information about making these flowers check out Emma Lou’s video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens

To make the leaves stamp using the Pistachio ink.  Sponge the leaves with New Sprout and then die cut the leaves.  Sponge the edges lightly with Pistachio ink before shaping them with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

To assemble the card adhere the embossed piece to the base card and then adhere the lace edge up against the embossed piece.  Adhere the fan on the curved edge and then add the flowers and leaves as shown.  Add the pearls to the centres of the crossed lines.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner.

There is still time to vote for the semi-finalists for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  Please take the time to vote for me here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced

Happy Crafting

Patricia

I am All Glammed Up with Heartfelt Creations Easel Card

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Today I will be featuring a card made using a combination of the All Glammed Up paper collection combined with the Classic Roses from Heartfelt Creations.

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Here is the inside of the card:

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And here is a close up of the flowers:

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Materials used:

All Glammed Up Paper Collection

Black Heartfelt Creations cardstock

Stamps – Classic Rose

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Regal Borders, Cut Mat Create 1A, Spellbinders Large Circles, Lacey Circles

Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay

Foam tape

Pearls

Instructions:

Cut a base of 9” x 5 1/2” inch in black cardstock and score at 4 ½” and 6 ¾” and fold the end panel over to create the easel.  Fold into a Cut another two pieces of black cards stock 6” x 5 ½” for the fronts.  Using the edge die from the Regal Borders dies cut the edge from one side of the cards.  Cut two sheets of patterned paer 6” x 5 ½” and cut the lacy border edge from the Regal borders and adhere to the base card.  Place one on the top of the easel and the other on the base of the easel.  Finished measurement is 7” x 5”.

Cut out the panels from the All Glammed Up paper collection and mat onto black cardstock.  Die cut the circle image out of the panel using the Spellbinders circle die.  Adhere the lace to the card using Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive.  Die cut a black lacy die from the Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies and mat the patterned circle image onto the die cut.  Adhere the image onto the back panel with foam tape for dimension.

For the base of the card die cut another image from a panel using the Cut Mat Create 1A die and mat it with black cardstock adhere it to the second panel.

To make the flowers stamp the Classic Rose stamps in a variety of sizes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto red cardstock.  Die cut out the shapes and sponge the edges with Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Using the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and assemble them in the sizes you want.

Stamp the leaves from the Classic Rose set with Northern Pine and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting.  Shape the leaves using the Deluxe Shaping kit.

For the base I have added one larger rose and two smaller roses on the leaves either side to hold the easel in place.

Add the leaves and flowers as shown and finally add some pearls on the centre image.  Die cut the sentiment using the Luggage Tags and Labels set and sponge the edges with Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Adhere with sponge foam.

I have used Spectum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay on the roses for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Soft and Pretty Cards

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This week I am featuring a couple of cards made with vellum flowers using Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set.  I think this is my most used stamp and die set as it is really versatile with lots of different ways of making flowers.  And I am still going through my Sweet Lullaby papers and will be very sad when they are finished, but there are gorgeous new products coming all the time.

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And here is the pink card open to show the depth of the card.

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This time I have had some fun using the Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  This gives a lovely sparkly effect to your embossing and I had some fun making these flowers using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose flowers out of vellum.  I have used Memento Angel Pink and Summer Sky inks to colour the back of embossed flowers before die cutting them out.  These colours matched the Sweet Lullaby papers beautifully.  I have found that I prefer to do little shaping on the vellum to get the full effect of the beautiful stamps.

Here is a close up of the blue flowers.  They are so pretty.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzill smooth white cardstock

Paper – Sweet Lullaby

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose,

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Cut Mat Create 1A, Regal Borders and Edges, Luggage and Labels,

Inks – Memento Teal Zeal,Summer Sky, Angel Pink, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves

Sparkles from my stash

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Beautiful Sunrise Lilies

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Just a quick post showing you my creation using Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily flowers on a book card.  This is my first effort at using this svg file from Forever Memories that I have cut on my Cricut Explore and I will be changing a few things next time such as shaping the card a bit more and using foam dots for more dimension.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – American Crafts, CTMH Colonial White, White Daisy

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

Die – Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

Inks – CTMH Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Fern, Sweet Leaf, Blush

SVG file from Forever Memories For You

I am in the process of sourcing new inks as I am finding the CTMH inks fade very quickly in the sun in the window of the shop.

This card is for sale at Gift Hutt here.

Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

Vining Fuchsias and Ariana Blooms

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I am a day late for my post but better late than never.  I haven’t had much chance to do much crafting lately as my house is on the market and I haven’t been too well either.  So I will show a card that I made some time ago.  I am discovering all sorts of products on the market place and it has been enjoyable playing with some new ones that I have purchased.

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For this card I have used a combination of Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps for a colourful card.  There is a lot of layering involved with the different dies and stamps.  I have cut two of the Raindrops on Roses die in White Daisy cardstock and then one oval using the inner oval with the pattern from the Elegant Ovals die also in White Daisy.  I then cut a plain oval out of the Pomegranate cardstock to place underneath the patterned oval.  I then stamped the Vining Fuchsia stamp on some White Daisy cardstock.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with copic markers.  I then partially cut the image out using the plain oval die and then fussy cut around the flowers to create a look of cascading flowers over the patterned oval.  I then stamped and die cut the Ariana blooms and coloured them in with copic markers.  These colours work perfectly with the Pomegranate cardstock.  I shaped the flowers and then finished off with the Gold Bling gems from CTMH.  I haven’t put a sentiment on as yet and may not do so.  It can then be used for a number of different occasions.

Materials used:

Heartfelt Creations

Stamps – Vining Fuchsia, Ariana Blooms

Dies – Raindrops on Roses, Elegant Ovals, Ariana Blooms

Copic Markers

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Cardstock – White Daisy, Pomegranate

Gold Bling Gems

Ink – Memento Black Ink

This card is available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

 

 

Having Fun with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms

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I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of new craft supplies.  I have just received the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set and I just love these stamps.  It is strange using the rubber stamps again but these stamps had good adhesion to my acrylic blocks and gave a nice crisp image.  It is also great to have a matching die to save my hands for fussy cutting.  I have had some fun with using different inks and finishes and here are my first efforts.

I have used a combination of Le Vie En Rose papers and Black and Pomegranate cardstock from CTMH for my first card.  I love the combination of the gold embossing on the flowers and the gold Peelcraft edging and corners and the black of the Heartfelt Creations eyelet oval die.  I have cut two sets of flowers to create these flowers.  I haven’t put a sentiment on the front as it blocked the beautiful paper.  I am waiting for some beautiful Spellbinders dies and will look at doing something inside the card instead.  However, I do find that some people like to have blank cards for different purposes.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.  The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.

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I have stayed with a very elegant cream and gold combination for my second card. I have used Peelcraft stickers for the corners, edging and the tag and sentiment.

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Finally here is a little fun 4″ x 4″ card I have made with this single layer flower and the Raindrops on Roses die from Heartfelt Creations.  I have sponged the centre with Buttercup ink and the edges of the petals with Pomegranate ink.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Colonial White, Buttercup

Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose

Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Ariana

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana, Eyelet Oval, Raindrops on Roses

Inks – CTMH Black, Versamark, Pomegranate, Buttercup

CTMH Gold Bling Gems

Peelcraft stickers from my stash

Pearl string from my stash

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt when it reopens early in the New Year.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Australasian Zoe Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Australasian Blog Hop featuring the beautiful Zoe Reflections range of papers and embellishments. If you have arrived here from Maz’s Blog, Inky Fingers then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a project that I have made using the new Zoe paper range.  This is gorgeous paper that is so perfect for scrapbooking but I wanted to do something different with it so I have made a calendar book to put in all the birthdays throughout the year so you will never forget a birthday again.  I first made one of these many years ago when I started some classes and they are simple to do even if you have no Cricut machine.

To start I cut 14 sheets of cardstock at 8 1/4″ x 11 1/2″.  I have used Slate, Whisper, Glacier, Sorbet and Canary cardstock to match the papers on the papers.  For the front I have used the sorbet coloured papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack.  I then scored down the centre of the longer side at 5 3/4″ and folded it in half.  I then used my trimmer to cut down the centre for 3″.  I then used my CTMH Versamat and lined up to cut diagonally from the bottom of the cut to 3″ on the side.

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I then had some fun decorating with the Zoe papers.  Once I had done that I then used double sided tape at the bottom of the page to create a pocket to stop papers and cards falling through the bottom.

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Here are the pages ready for binding.

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I went to my local copy place and got the booklet spiral bound as I don’t have my own binder.  The binding makes it much stronger than if I had just used some rings.

I then finished embellishing the pages.  For the left sides of the pages I have cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock and stamped the lines with the lines stamp from the Year >>Noted stamp set which is no longer available.  I didn’t have the time to stamp the months at the top so I trimmed the words from the zip strip and adhered them to the top.  I used my new Artistry cartridge to cut the flowers (3 1/2″) out of Sorbet cardstock for the page and also for the front page from page 12 .  I also cut the other flowers (1″) from the same page for creating some continuity throughout the book.

I also made some coordinating cards to go into each pocket and used this month’s SOTM set Framed for the sentiments and this time I cut the shapes out with the Artistry cartridge.  I have tried to do a mix of feminine and masculine cards.

Here are the finished pages:

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And here is the front of the book:

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There is now no excuse to forget a birthday!  This book would be great to keep special mementos as well as cards for birthdays throughout the year and would make a fantastic gift to give someone.

The Zoe papers are available now for you to purchase and is available from your CTMH consultant here.   I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Vandra’s blog, Vandra’s Virtual Craftroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Canary, Glacier, Sorbet, White Daisy

Papers – Zoe, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – Framed, Year>>Noted (NLA)

Inks – Glacier, Sorbet, Slate

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Silver Sequins

Geometric Slate washi tape

Punch – Scallop

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

CTMH Brushed Layout

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I have done a lot of cards recently, but I did find some time to do some scrapbook layouts a couple of weeks ago.  I am more of a cardmaker, but I do enjoy scrapbooking and I am so thankful that CTMH has a great range of how to books to inspire me.

For this layout I have used the Performance pattern on page 48 – 49 of the Magic book.  This is the first time that I have used hand stitching on a layout and I am happy with the outcome.  I am going to look at getting my sewing machine out and have a go with that as well.     I have used the stitch guide to punch the holes and some embroidery floss and stitched it by hand.

I don’t normally mix up Colonial White and White Daisy but sometimes rules are meant to be broken and I am happy with how the Colonial White cardstock highlights the photos above the pink of the background papers and the White Daisy base.

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Here are close ups of the flowers and butterflies.  The flourish has been cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (page 59 Font Layer) and I played around in Cricut Craftroom to get the size right.  The flowers are from the Artiste cartridge (page 55 Accent 1>Shift) and I have cut several different sizes to create some depth with the flowers.  The butterflies are from Artbooking (page 62 Icon)and I have stamped them with using the rock and rock technique with Canary and Pixie inks with the butterfly stamp from the Brushed WOTG set.   CTMH Brushed LayoutI have used the script stamp from the Armour stamp set and lightly and randomly stamped onto the Colonial White cardstock in Bamboo ink and then distressed the edges with Desert Sand ink.  I love how this has turned out.

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I have hidden the journalling in this pocket.   Sometimes I struggle to put journalling on a layout as it seems to detract from the artwork so putting them into pockets makes it easy to create layouts.

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I originally stamped this sentiment with Black ink but it didn’t look right so I then stamped the sentiment with Cotton Candy ink onto some scrap Colonial White cardstock.  I fussy cut out the letters and then adhered them slightly to the left of the black letters to create a shadow and actually it looks so much better for it and I will be doing this again.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, White Daisy, Pear, Cotton Candy, Pixie

Papers – Brushed B&T Duos

Stamps – Brushed WOTG, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Artiste Stamp set

Inks – Bamboo, Black, Cotton Candy, Desert Sand

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Clear Sparkles

Gold Glitter gems

Stitch Guide

I am doing this late at night so hopefully I haven’t missed anything.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Great Gift Ideas from CTMH

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I have been really busy with making lots of cards, tags and general gift items to sell at Gift Hutt.  I have been seeing a lot on Facebook where people have gone to YouTube for inspiration to make boxes and general gift basket type items and I thought I would have a look through the CTMH Cricut cartridges and see what I can come up with. The Artiste cartridge came up trumps with a purse box and I could also coordinate cards and envelopes to match the edging.  I was able to get 5 little cards and envelopes to fit into each purse to make a fabulous Christmas or birthday gift.

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The purse, envelopes and cards are all found on page 31 of the Artiste booklet.  The purse was cut at 3.6″ and just fitted onto the 12 x 12 mat.  I cut one out with Pixie and the other out with Cotton Candy cardstock.  I then used Cricut Craftroom to size the envelopes and cards to match – unfortunately I cannot give exact measurements as it took a bit of manipulation to get the sizes to match.  I now use CCR all the time as it is easier to use the layers to check the sizes and these came out perfect on the first cut.

For the Pixie purse I have then traced the shape of the areas I wanted covered with the diamond patterned paper from the Brushed Reflections range and then cut them out and glued them onto the purse with liquid glass and trimmed any excess with sharp scissors.  I have added strips of pink and the new white shimmer trim onto the front and then placed the vellum flowers from the Brushed Complements onto a piece of scrap White Daisy cardstock and then fussy cut it out and glued it onto the front with liquid glass and topped the flowers off with silver sequins.  For the flap I have used the diamond patterned paper and this time change it the other way and cut a small trim of 3/4″ and then placed a strip of the white shimmer trim over it and placed it on the flap and then trimmed the ends to match the flap.  I have placed a flower from the Brushed Assortment pack on the front and used one of the small hook & loop dots available from CTMH to help hold the purse together.  Finally I have cut a strip of matching cardstock size 6/8″ x 10 inches and glued the edges to the inside of the purse for a small strap handle.

The Cotton Candy purse has a strip of patterned paper – 1″ wide then trimmed with Cotton Candy cardstock 3/4″ wide and then finished off with a strip of white shimmer tape and then placed along the bottom of the purse on the front and two sides.  I then used the A Budding Friendship stamp set and stamped 4 of the small flowers with Cotton Candy ink and overstamped the edges with the edge stamp in Black ink.  These are great little stamps as they end up looking like a watercolour and ink image and there is no need to be really fussy with the outcome.  I have done the same using the small leaf stamps in Pear ink.  I then arranged three flowers over the trim and coordinated the leaves around the flowers.  I have used liquid glass again as I have found that over time the glue tends to melt – particularly in my warm and sunny Gift Hutt.  For the flap I happened to have a spare envelope that I tore as I was getting it off the mat and it fitted perfectly on the flap and I trimmed it down to fit the flap, and I have just used the white shimmer trim as a strip to tie in with the rest of the purse.  I then glued another flower and set of leaves in the centre of the trim.  To finish the flowers I have place silver sequins and pink glitter gems to add a little bling.

As I said the cards and envelopes came from the same page and I have used CCR to size them.  I have kept the cards simple using the Brushed papers and the stamp from the Fabulous You stamp set and

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The shapes for the sentiment have been cut out using the Art Philosophy cartridge and again I have used CCR to ensure that the White Daisy shape matches with the larger patterned paper shape as I have found that cutting two shapes only 1/4″ difference will not exactly match up on all sides.  To coordinate with both purses I have again made the trims from patterned paper, coordinating cardstock and white shimmer trim – can you tell how much I love this new trim!  This is now available from the new Seasonal Inspirations catalague just out today.

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The envelopes were very easy to assemble and I have just added a small amount of double sided tape to use when giving the card to someone.

Both these purses will be available for purchase at Gift Hutt for $15 each.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pixie, Cotton Candy, White Daisy

Paper – Brushed B&Ts

Brushed Assortments

Brushed Complements

Stamps – Fabulous You, A Budding Friendship

Inks – Cotton Candy, Black

White Shimmer trim

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy

Liquid Glass

Hook & Loop Dots

Silver sequins

Pink Glitter gems

Happy Crafting

Patricia