Framed Roses

Kia Ora Koutou

The new Floral Banner stamps are so beautiful to colour and today I have used the Rose Floral Banner set on a base of the new Fancy Classic Frame die that was released by Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday. I have added a lovely hand made rose to complement the banner.

For more details on the products I have used please visit the Heartfelt Creations website here.

Today’s projects were created with products provided by Heartfelt Creations.

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 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the gold cardstock.

Die cut the outer frame using the No. 1 die from the HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die out of white cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.  Die cut the outer frame from white cardstock using the no. 1 and No. 3 dies and adhere to the base frame using foam tape.  Die cut two outer decorative frames using the No. 2 die from the HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die – one out of gold cardstock and one out of white cardstock. Adhere the gold decorative die to the white decorative die and adhere to the frame as shown.

Die cut three decorative frames out of white cardstock using the Nos. 3 and 4 dies from the HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die and adhere together. Add Frosting Powder using spray adhesive and then adhere inside the frame as shown.

Die cut the inner gold layer using the No. 4 die from the HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die set and adhere to the centre of the frame. Die cut the inner decorative die out of white cardstock using the Nos. 4 and 5 dies and adhere to the centre of the frame.

Stamp the rose frame images from the HCPC-3968 Elegant Rose Banner Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour the images with Zig Clean Colour Clean Real Brush Markers and colour pencils and die cut with the coordinating die. Trim the frame and adhere to the card front with foam tape as shown. Add clear Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle.

Stamp the rose leaf images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Northern Pink ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the images with Garden Patina ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter with clear gloss gel medium. Trim and adhere around the left of the frame as shown.

To create the rose stamp the rose images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the flowers with Angel Pink ink and Magenta Hue in the centres of the flowers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with Angel Pink ink and the edges front and back with Magenta Hue ink. Shape the petals using golf tools and assemble with hot glue. Add Crystal Clear glitter using clear gloss gel medium and adhere over the leaves on the left side of the rose frames as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in embossing ink on white cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut using the small rectangle die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die. Die cut another plain rectangle from white cardstock and adhere the embossed sentiment on it. Trim and adhere to the centre of the card as shown.

To finish, add iridescent gems to the tag and on the decorative dies.

Other Products:

Iris cardstock, Hero Arts Embossing and Watermark ink, clear gloss gel medium, hot glue gun, Prismacolour pencils, iridescent gems, Memento ink – Angel Pink, foam tape, Wink of Stella

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Patricia

Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month Blog Hop – Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree

What a magical sight to see a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with gifts piled high around its trunk! The Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree includes a set of graduated trees for a full dimensional design, along with details of presents, bows, and ornaments to complete this set. Change up the colors for an elegant or casual look. Best of all, it folds for easy mailing. Use just the elements to work with a flat card format from A2 to A7. Detailed die cuts make it easy to personalize for the holidays. The choice is yours!

Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.***1***

My Project Today using Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.

I have made a 3D Vignette Christmas Tree card using a grey and silver colour combination and some hologram card for extra sparkle. For my other card I have created a base card using the Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Rectangles Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken and some pretty silver foil paper to add my Christmas tree on to. I trimmed the bows from the present to add to the baubles on the trees. The small decoration at the top of the card are from the Amazing Paper Grace Wedded Bliss Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken. To finish I have used some iridescent gems on the Christmas tree.

Designer Tip: 

Trim the bows on the Christmas presents and add to the Christmas tree for more decorations.

***Supplies:


Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace November 2021 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree, Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Rectangles Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace Wedded Bliss Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken.

Stamps:   Nil used
Paper: Spellbinders Mirror Silver Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 11 – 10 Pack, Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Paper Collection (retired), Creative Expressions Foundation cardstock – Barely Grey, Lawn Fawn Metallic cardstock in Holographic 2.0
Ink: Nil used.

For more Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree, the Amazing Paper Grace November 2021 Die of the Month! 

Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Katarzyna Bobrowska
Visit Tracey Fehr
Visit Tracey Sabella
Visit Robin Clendenning
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
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 November 2021. Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree 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/SDbd5BaWq8U

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Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Some Very Exciting News!!

Kia Ora Koutou

I am soo excited to announce that I have been selected for the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team. This is a dream come true for me as I have been a massive fan of Becca Feeken and her beautiful and elegant dies for some time. I am so humbled to be in this team alongside the most talented paper crafters that I have followed and admired for so long.

To celebrate I have made a card mixing up some of my favourite Amazing Paper Grace dies – Candlewick Rectangles, Hemstitch Rectangles and Emmeline Treillage dies for a very simple yet elegant card. The sentiment is from the Sentiments One set.

This card was incredibly easy to make with these layering dies and great for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

I am looking forward to showcasing more Amazing Paper Grace projects in the upcoming months – watch this space…

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Introducing Sea Breeze from Heartfelt Creations

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I am excited to announce the new Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Warm balmy breezes, glistening sun baked sand, and the sound of frothy waves lapping at the shoreline are the perfect assembling of elements to create a tranquil and soothing haven where a tired soul can find rest. The sights, smells, and sounds of the ocean somehow know how speak to your inner most being and conjure up feelings of fresh hope, renewed dreams, and a sense of well-being, as troubles are cast aside, drifting off to the bottom of the sea. A large, towering lighthouse stands vigilant, ready to bring those at on the water safely home while at the same time beckoning you to come for a closer look as you stroll across the gritty ground, bending low to gather tiny, opalescent sea shells as your meander along the shoreline. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that sea breezes carry as you immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of the new Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Roll up your pant legs and stroll through a captivating paper collection filled with hues of crisp ocean blues, light sandy browns, glistening corals, and stunning sunset oranges intertwined with faded yellows and fiery reds. Discover beautiful beach scenes displaying stately lighthouses, soaring seagulls, and elegant sailboats as you saunter through every page of this peaceful and calming assembling of artistically styled decorative papers. Stamp, color and die cut your very own seaside harbor retreats for all of your paper crafting creations with the wonderful assortment of cling stamp sets and coordinating dies, boasting detailed illustrations of sand engulfed fences, rocky lighthouse abodes, charming row boats, and pretty sea shells. So, shed your sandals, breathe deeply, and join us as we take in the soothing ambiance of the seaside with the breathtaking Sea Breeze Collection!

Products Used:
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Ornamental Tags DieHCD1-7203
Sea Breeze Harbor DieHCD1-7264
Sand and Sunsets DieHCD1-7265
A Day at Sea DieHCD1-7266
Cut Mat Create 2A DieHCD2-751
Sea Breeze Paper CollectionHCDP1-2107
Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3846
Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3890
Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3891
A Day at Sea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3892
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – French UltramarineRACP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Paris DuskTSMP608

Other Products: 

Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond, White Cardstock, Bockingford Watercolour card 300gsm, Twine, Card Shadow Box Set – White (Retired)

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” and fold to make a 6” x 6” base card.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card.

To create the shadow box cut a piece of sky patterned paper with the outdoor scene from the paper collection 4 15/16” x 4 15/16” and adhere to the back of the box.  Cut a piece 6” x 6” of blue patterned paper from the paper collection and trim 1/2″ off each side to create a 5” x 5” piece of paper.  Using the shadow box as template draw around the inner edge with a pencil and die cut with the square die from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set.  Assemble the box and adhere the frame to the front of the box and the 1/2” strips to the sides.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp two lighthouse images from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black in on watercolour paper.  Colour the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut one complete image and one rocks only with the coordinating dies.  Add the rocks to the complete image and then add Diamond glitter to the sea and trees with Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the image to the back of the shadow box.

Stamp two boat images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut one complete image and one boat only.  Adhere the boat to the complete image and add Diamond glitter to the sea.  Adhere to the right bottom inside of the shadow box with two layers of foam tape.

Stamp the fence image from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and adhere to the bottom left of the frame.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the birds with Dries Clear glue and trim one bird off and adhere the other two birds in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the grass image from the HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and adhere to the left side of the fence.

Stamp the seagull image on the marker from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.   Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and seagull and adhere to the bottom left of the frame with foam tape.

Stamp two sea shell images from HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die the shells only from one image and the entire image from the other stamped image.  Adhere the shells to the entire image and then add Diamond glitter to the shells before adhering to the bottom of the oval frame under the birds.

Stamp the cloud images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the clouds and trim the small cloud from the large cloud.  Add the large cloud to the top right of the shadow box and the three small clouds to the inside of the shadow box as shown.

Stamp the seagull images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the wings and adhere around the sky inside and outside of the shadow box as shown.

Stamp the Father’s Day image from the. HCPC-3846 Thank You Sentiments Stamp set in Paris Dusk ink on sky patterned paper.  Die cut the tag out using the die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set. Sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and add to the top right of the shadow box frame.  Tie a bow using the twine and add to the tag as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

White Elegance

Welcome back.

I am now feeling a lot better now after some heavy duty hospital treatment (thank you for your kind words) and I have now got my new toy – a Fiskars Creativity Fuse System that embossess and die cuts together.  I am very happy with it as it is die cutting so much better than my little old cuttlebug.  Plus it also embosses in the one roll which saves me turning the dies over and re doing them.  I won’t retire the cuttelbug yet as it is still useful to have it for simple jobs.  I noticed that when I emboss now with the new machine that there is minimal distortion compared to what I was getting.

Today I have a couple of cards that I have made using my new dies and machine.   I love the effect of white on white cards using different textures and finishes.

First up is a wedding card made from CTMH White Daisy cardstock.  I have used a variety of products here from Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms to Spellbinders Dies and CTMH embossing folders and stamps.  It was amazing the difference it made when I put the embossing panel on the back of the card.  I embossed the die for the frame and then cut the frame out to add more dimension to the card.

#Spellbinders

Products used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Stamps – CTMH The Happy Couple, Just a Note

Inks – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Ink

CTMH Embossing folder – Damask

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms stamp and die set

Ribbon from my stash

Here is another card that I have made with the Timeless Rectangle die.  This time I have kept the card simple and used another beautiful die I have had for a while on the front.  I couldn’t decide where to put the sentiment on the front and so I put it in the middle of the card instead.   The photo does not really do the card justice unfortunately.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTHM White Daisy

Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)

Ink – CTMH Black

CTMH embossing folder Dots

CTMH – clear sparkles

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Die-versions Butterfly Flourish

Glitter glue from my stash

As usual these cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I am very excited to be able to stock Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and will be looking forward to having classes there using their amazing papers, stamps and dies.  So watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Exciting News!

Hello there

Today I am really excited to announce that I have won a challenge through diecutcrazymag.com.  The challenge was for any papercraft project which included die cut flowers.  I had a couple of cards that I had done and emailed them off thinking nothing more of it until I got an email from Stephanie Shock from diecutcrazymag.com to say that I had won.  Imagine my surprise and it really didn’t sink in until today when I received my prize which was a Sizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit – thanks so much Die Cut Crazy.  I am going to get a lot of use out of this set.  It looks great.

I think this is the winning card that I sent in:

Cream and gold cardI have also been asked to contribute to a magalogue for Kalsbeek Crafts which I was really excited about.  They are looking at putting my cream on cream and white on white cards in their magalogue (a cross between a catalogue and magazine) with instructions on how to complete the cards.  Thank you Toni for asking me to contribute.  You have been great to deal with and your service has been nothing short of fantastic.

This has all happened prior to my joining up to Close to My Heart (CTMH).  Due to the terms and conditions of my contract with CTMH I will only be using CTMH products from now on.  I will be using a Cricut machine and the wonderful cartridges from CTMH to make more cards, scrapbook layouts and great 3D items.  I am really looking forward to these new products and what I can create from them.

Have a good day.

Happy crafting

Patricia