Happily Ever After by Sue Wilson

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I had a lovely but very busy weekend at the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show.  I met lots of new people and friends to share my love of paper crafting.

This week I am featuring some Sue Wilson dies from Creative Expressions.  I now have a range of these dies available at Gift Hutt and I think they are elegant and very versatile.

The dies I am using are the Lattice Frame and the Happily Ever After die sets.  I love the look of stitching and the Lattice Frame die is just beautiful and can be used for so many things.  I have made three different sized cards using this die set.

First up is the smallest card using the beautiful pearlised cardstock from Worldwin (it is hard to photograph the finish of this card).  I love cream on cream and this card is so elegant for a wedding.  I have cut two layers of the sentiment to help it stand out as this cardstock is quite light weight.



This second card is the medium size die and I have layered the same lovely cream cardstock with a pearl lavender cardstock which I can no longer get from Rosies Studio.  I love the combination of the colours here.


Finally this is the largest size card and I have changed it around a bit and added a Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret rose for a very versatile card.


Materials used:

Cardstock – Worldwin Diamond Pearl Cardstock, Rosies Studio Pearl cardstock, CTMH Colonial White cardstock

Dies – Sue Wilson – Happily Ever After, Sue Wilson Lattice Frame, Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret

Inks – Memento Lulu Lavender

Bling and Pearls from my stash

Ribbon from my stash

I hope that I have inspired you to create beautiful and elegant cards using these dies and others.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting



Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera meets Vintage Floret Roses

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This week I am featuring the Italiana Riviera paper collection from Heartfelt Creations as well as the Vintage Floret roses.  I have the Wellington Paper Arts Show coming up in August and I need to have some samples to take to the show.  I have also started working on a flip flap album using the Glammed papers and will show the outcome here when it is finished.  In the meantime I have made some gorgeous cards with the Italiana Riviera papers.  This range from Heartfelt Creations is so versatile in that you can make them as feminine as you want or keep them for masculine cards.

First up is a card that I have created using the Italiana Grape Clusters Cling Stamps and coordinating Grape Clusters die while the roses are from the Vintage Floret cling stamp and die set.  I have coloured in the images using a blender pen and inks.  I love the look of colouring this way and the glitter finish adds an extra touch to the finished products.

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I was too impatient to make some cards and didn’t take the time to add some dimension with shaping the grapes and leaves.  But it still made a good card.

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Here I have done some shaping and it has made a huge difference by adding dimension and depth to the cards. I used foam dots to adhere the die cuts to the cards.

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A pretty bow adds a feminine touch to the card.

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All these cards are available for sale at Gift Hutt and I will have more samples at the Wellington Paper Arts show in August.  Check out Gift Hutt for Heartfelt Creations products to make your own cards and scrapbook layouts.  I am sure this range will prove to be very popular as I made another card for a customer to buy before I had a chance to take a photo.

Products used:

Papers – HC Italiana Riviera

Cardstock – CTMH Colonial White, Cocoa

Stamps – HC Italiana Grape Clusters, Vintage Floret

Dies – HC Italiana Grape Clusters, Vintage Floret, Spellbinders Rectangles

Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Expresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove

Blender pen – Stampin Up

Have a good week and Happy Crafting