Have a Wonderful Day with Roses

Kia ora Koutou

I love love love roses and when I saw the new Crafters Companion Vintage Rose 3D Embossing Folder – Timeless Rose I had to get it and it is just gorgeous. I have coloured the image with Copic Markers and then added a stunning frame to showcase the beautiful roses. Of course I had to add some cute butterflies made from Memory Box dies that I have had for many years. I really love this sentiment as it is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.

My Project

I have created a side folding 5″ x 7″ card base out of white cardstock. I then cut a piece of X-Press It paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and embossed it using the Timeless Rose embossing folder. I coloured the roses and background with Copic markers and adhered it to the card front.

I cut a piece of white cardstock 5″ x 7″ and die cut the frame using the Nos. 3 and 4 dies from the Heartfelt Creations Fancy Classic Oval Dies. I wanted to keep the decorative frame see through so I cut a piece of acetate 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhered it behind the whole frame. I then added the decorative frame to the acetate inside the outer frame and cut the inner oval out using scissors (I found it much easier doing it that way). To complete the decorative frame I have die cut the outer decorative frame from gold cardstock and added it to the frame as shown. The frame was then added to the front of the card with foam strips.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Sentiments on black cardstock using gold embossing powder. I then die cut the sentiment out using a die from the Altenew Featured Sentiments Die Set and added it to the front of the roses with foam strips.

I die cut the butterflies out using Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Paper and Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock. These were assembled and added to the card front.

To finish I have added gold pearls around the frame.

Products Used:

Crafters Companion Vintage Rose 3D Embossing Folder – Timeless Rose

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Classic Oval Dies

Memory Box Pippi Butterfly Dies

Memory Box Isabella Butterfly Dies

Altenew Featured Sentiments Die Set

Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Sentiments

X-Press It Paper

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Black Cardstock

Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum

Spellbinders Acetate

Pink Fresh Studio Gold Pearls

Bearly Art Glue

Bearly Art Foam Strips

Wow Embossing Ink

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Copic Markers – G28, G07, YG25, YG23, B00, B000, R39, RV25, RV23, RV21, R81, E93

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Die Cutting Using Toilet Tissue

Hello everyone.

A warm welcome to all my new followers of my blog.  I hope that I can inspire you to go and create your own masterpieces.  I also enjoy looking at your amazing blogs in return.  I love that we can share and inspire each other.

While I was waiting for Close to My Heart to come to New Zealand my Aunt and I have been doing some experimenting.  We had just had a fashion competition and show using toilet tissue to create beautiful fashion to wear.   My Aunt works in a rest home and the residents were curious about how this would work and so she and I got together to see what art we could create out of toilet tissue.  I would like to credit my Aunt for the idea but we worked together to see what we could do with the tools and materials I already had.

Firstly we used adhesive glue to glue several layers of tissue together and discovered by trial and error that we needed to let it dry overnight.  So we had to make another date to finish off the die cutting.

Some dies cut better than others including the English Rose die from Marianne Creatables.  These were easy to roll up into roses, and in fact they came up really well.  Leaves and the little Memory Box Pippi Butterfly were also really good to die cut.

Here are some photos of us and our handiwork.

Toilet tissue ready to be die cut Diecut flowers from toilet tissue Diecutting toilet tissue My aunt rolling up flowers


Here is my Aunt very busy getting all the flowers sorted.  I did all the Cuttlebugging and she did all the rolling up of the roses.  To finish these she bought small canvases to put the die cut ovals on and then she was going to get the residents to help choose which flowers and embellishments they want to make a little wall hanging for their rooms.  She has based this on some cards that I have done and I will include a link at the bottom to give you an indication of what these may look like.

The dies I have used are:

Marianne Creatables LR0107 Flowers and leaf

Marianne Creatables LR0162 English Rose

Marianne Creatables LR0151 Branch

Marianne Creatables LR0206 Ivy

Marianne Craftables CR1205 Butterfly

Marianne Craftables CR1204

Memory Box Pippi Butterfly

I will try to get some pictures once the residents have done their artwork.  I am really looking forward to seeing what they look like as the toilet tissue was challenging to work with, but in some ways the tissue was easier to manipulate into a nice shape.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting




Baby Cards for Make Shift

Hi there

Here is just a small selection of baby cards that I have made for Make Shift.  At the moment I have just done blue and pink cards, but will look at doing some different colours like yellow, green and purple.

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I have used a variety of materials and tools in these cards:

Creative Memories Pink Shimmer Cardstock

Creative Memories Border Maker – scallop cartridge and twinkle chain cartridge

Creative Memories Fabulous Tone on Tone paper

Creative Memories rotary trimmer – scallop edge

Bazzill Cardstock

Cuttlebug embossing folders – Swiss dots and Welcome Baby, buttons strip

Memory Box dies – Pram

Kaisercraft pink bling

These cards have been very quick and easy to complete.  Once we have Make Shift up and running I hope to be able to run workshops teaching cardmaking and will also look to having some quick make and takes when I am working in the shop.

Happy Crafting