Valentine Rose Border

Kia Ora Koutou

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US and Canada. Thank you for all your support in following my blog and my creative endeavours.

Today is Black Friday and as always Heartfelt Creations has the most amazing new dies to take your crafting to the next level!

Black Friday New Product Releases

Slim Rectangle & Border Dies – Upgrade your paper crafting skills with the new Slim Rectangle & Border Dies and create classic cards filled with beauty and elegance regardless of your skill level! No matter the project or the occasion, these dies will perfectly complement any paper crafting project, from simple cards to detailed 3D projects! Give your projects that extra dose of “wow” you’ve been wanting! Just imagine how it will feel to create these classic slimline cards the EZ way!

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For more details of the products I have used please visit here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/valentine-rose-border

Today’s project was created with products provided by Heartfelt Creations.

Scroll down past the photos for instructions on how to make this card.

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 of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 5” x 7”, score every 1/8” along the long side and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 6” x 5” and using the Nos. 2 and 4 dies from the HCD3-7442 Curvy Decorative Border Die cut one short edge.  Adhere the lacy border to the floral edge.  Die cut two decorative edge borders using the die from the HCD2-7425 Filigree Border and Accents Die out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, layer them and then adhere to the top as shown.  Add Frosting Powder to all the decorative edges with Dries Clear glue on a sponge and then adhere the panel to the front of the card with foam tape.  Cut a piece of pink pattern paper 4 ¼: x 4 ⅝”.  Trim the shorter side using the plain edge die from the HCD2-7425 Filigree Border and Accents Die and adhere to the front of the card.  

Die cut the scallop heart using the No. 2 die from the HCD2-7430 Decorative Heart Die out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Die cut the decorative heart die using the Nos. 2 and 3 dies from the HCD2-7430 Decorative Heart Die.  Add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue to the decorative heart on a sponge and adhere to the base heart.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-31007 Friendship Sentiments Cling Stamp using Jet Black ink in the centre of the heart using a stamp positioner.  Adhere the heart to the centre of the card.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper  in English Ivy ink.  Colour the leaves with Leaf Green and Lilac Posies ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the back of the leaves with Leaf Green ink and shape using the coordinating mold.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using clear gloss gel medium with a paint brush, trim and adhere around the left of the heart and bottom right of the heart with foam squares as shown.

Stamp the rose petal images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Lilac Posies ink.  Colour from the centre of the petals to the outer petals in Lilac Posies ink and then stamp the centres with Plum ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the backs of the petals with Lilac Posies ink.  Shape the petals with a groove golf tool and then assemble the roses using three of one size petal and two of the next size petal down.  Add Crystal Clear glitter using clear gloss gel medium with a paintbrush and then adhere the roses over the leaves as shown.

To finish the card add pearls to the edges of the lace and pink iridescent gems around the roses.

Other Products Used:

Paintbrush, stamp positioner, clear gloss gel medium, foam squares, foam tape, pearls, Pink Fresh Studio Jewels – Ballet Slipper

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Royal Sweet Pea

Kia Ora Koutou

Don’t you just love sweet peas? They are so easy to grow, have the most amazing scent and are fabulous as floral arrangements. So I was thrilled to see Heartfelt Creations bring out the Sweet Pea collection this month. The flowers are easy to create and the papers are just beautiful!!

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

Today’s project was 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 5” x 7” base card.  Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of green pattern paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 5/8” x 6 5/8” and adhere to the front of the green paper.  Cut a piece of lighter pattern paper 4 1/2” x 6 1/2″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut two decorative dies using the Nos 1. And 2 dies from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die – one from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and one from gold card.  Add Frosting Powder to the white die with clear glossy gel medium and then adhere over the gold cardstock slightly offsetting the gold.  Die cut the decorative gate out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using the HCD2-7350 Royale Gateway Die.  Trim the gate leaving a small strip on the outer edge of the die.  Add Frosting Powder with clear gloss gel medium and adhere behind the gateway die using the small strips.  Adhere to the front of the card using foam strips.  Die cut the inner lattice die using the Nos. 2 and 3 dies from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, add Frosting Powder using clear gloss gel medium and then adhere to the centre of the gateway die.

Stamp the spray images from the HCPC-3888 Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp in Leaf Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the stems with Leaf Green ink and the flowers with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Trim and adhere to the centre of the decorative dies.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCP-3932. Floral Shoppe Accent Cling Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the leaves with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and adhere to the centre over the sprays with foam squares.

Stamp the sweet pea images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set with Vivid Chartreuse and Majestic Violet inks on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the flowers with Buttercup ink and the centres with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the edges of the purple flowers with Violet ink and colour the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Violet inks.  Colour the edges of the light green flowers with Magenta Hue ink and the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Magenta Hue inks. Shape using the coordinating mold and then pleat the petals by hand.  Pierce the centres and add three purple stamens to the purple flowers and pink stamens to the pink flowers.  Assemble the flowers using hot glue.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the images with Leaf Green and Mowed Lawn inks and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the backs of the leaves with Leaf Green ink and shape using the coordinating mold.  Add a small wire to the base of the leaf with hot glue

Add florist tape to the flowers and add leaves and wire tendrils to the flowers as you roll down the wires with the tape.  Add Crystal clear to the flowers and leaves, trim the ends and adhere to the centre of the gateway die with a hot glue gun.

Add more leaves and sprays around the flowers as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3982 Classic Floral Vase Cling Stamp Set in Deep Purple ink on some pattern paper.  Die cut the tag using the round tag die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set.  Adhere among the flowers as shown and then add a small purple ribbon bow to finish.

Other Products Used:

Ranger Archival ink – Violet, Distress ink – Mowed Lawn, fine green florist wire, clear glossy gel medium, foam squares, hot glue gun, green florist tape, narrow purple ribbon

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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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Sweet Magnolia Blooms and Buds

Kia Ora Koutou

I have a beautiful congratulations card with some more Sweet Magnolia blooms and buds to share with you today for Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations. Remove the dimensional flowers and you have the perfect card to post in an envelope!

Products Used:

Sweet Magnolia Blooms Die, HCD1-7346
Sweet Magnolia Buds Die, HCD1-7347
Sweet Magnolia Bouquet Die, HCD1-7348
Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3948
Sweet Magnolia Buds Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3949
Sweet Magnolia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3950
Sweet Magnolia Paper Collection, HCDP1-2126
3D Magnolia Shaping Mold, HCFB1-5005
Regal Lattice Gateway Die, HCD2-7339
Ornamental Tags Die, HCD1-7203
Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3847
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – White, HCPP1-475
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Luxe Silver Cardstock, HCGP1-493
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
Bright Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-458-1
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Vivid Chartreuse, RACP531
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Cactus Flower, RACP985
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Pink Peony, RACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black, RACP468
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack, 478594
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601

Other Products:

Foam tape, Iris cardstock, clear gloss gel medium

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 silver cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of pattern paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the silver card. Die cut the outer frame from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die set out of silver cardstock using the No. 1 and 2 dies. Adhere to the front of the card with foam strips. Die cut the inner lattice using the No. 2 and No. 3 dies from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die set out of silver cardstock and insert into the centre of the frame.

Die cut two outer decorative tag dies from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set out of silver cardstock and adhere together. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3847 Celebrate Love Sentiment Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower ink on green pattern paper and die cut with the inner rectangle die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set. Adhere the sentiment on the tag and adhere to the front of the card as shown with foam tape.

Stamp the magnolia branch images from HCPC-3949 Sweet Magnolia Buds Cling Stamp Set and the HCPC-3950 Sweet Magnolia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere the semi-circle branch at the top of the frame as shown with foam tape. Trim and adhere the other dies to the left of the card front above and below the tag as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3948 Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse and Library Green inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the back of the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Colour the back of the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter using clear gloss gel medium. Adhere to the bottom right below the tag as shown.

Stamp the magnolia images from the HCPC-3948 Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Pink Peony ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with Magenta Hue ink and then shape using the coordinating mold. Assemble using two of each size flowers. Add a single yellow bead stamen and magenta small pearl stamens to the flowers with hot glue. For the buds, stamp the small flowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Library Green ink. Colour the flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and the centres with Library Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs of the flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and then shape using the coordinating mold. Shape two pink flowers into buds using a hot glue gun and then adhere the green petal to the base of the bud as shown. Add Crystal Clear glitter with clear gloss gel medium. Adhere a large and small flower and a bud over the flowers.

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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.

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Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

CTMH Cricut Cartridges

Welcome back

Cricut cartridges

Since I have started with Close to My Heart I have relished the chance to do lots of different papercrafts.  I have purchased all three Cricut cartridges and I am constantly looking at the booklets that come with the cartridges to do different things.  The Artiste cartridge is great for doing 3 dimensional items such as rolled flowers and lots of different boxes along with an impressive range of embellishments, the Art Philosophy is great for tags and labels while the Artbooking is a very versatile cartridge that does lots of overlays as well as lots of different embellishments for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.  I have used metal dies in the past but rarely use them now as while you can get a clean and crisp image with them you are limited to the size of the die.  With the Cricut machine I can cut each image at whatever size I want plus each cartridge comes with about 700 images, three stamp sets to coordinate with them and dimensional elements to add that little something special to a card or layout.   With all these images on the three cartridges I have not even thought about buying other cartridges.

From the Artiste cartridge I have  made these note boxes from page 65 of the booklet.  They have been cut from Cotton Candy and Buttercup cardstock at 4 1/4″.  (If you love the Buttercup cardstock it is on the retiring list so be in quick to order it).  It is a beautiful colour.  The flowers are cut from the Artiste cartridge as well and the leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

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Here is a close up of using the piercing tool to create a pattern on the edge.

DSCF1465Here is some small cards made out of the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I have cut them all out at 3″ to fit the 3″ envelopes available from CTMH as a bulk order.  You can see with these cards how it it so easy to cut different sizes for the tags to layer on top of the cards.  I have used 4 different shapes for the cards.

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I love how the stamp sets coordinate with cartridges.  I have used the stamp sets that come with the cartridges.

Finally here are a couple of examples from the Artbooking cartridge.  I have cut the overlay at 2 1/2″ and it made a nice background to layer the tags from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

DSCF1451This is a sneak peak of my next post for the Paper Trail Blog Hop featuring the Balloon Ride papers.  I have cut an overlay as well as the titles from the ArtBooking cartridge.  This is such an amazing cartridge and I use it all the time.  I have placed small strips of different coloured cardstock behind the overlay to make this colourful addition to the overlay.

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Cardstock – Colonial White, Pear, Sherbet, Sky Blue, Creme Brulee, Saddle, Cashmere, Cotton Candy, Buttercup, Hollyhock

Papers – Lollydoodle, Balloon Ride

Inks – Cotton Candy, Pear, Desert Sand, Topiary

Stamps – Distressed Backgrounds,

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Flamingo dots

Topiary ribbon

Brad from the Embellishment

Bakers Twine

Liquid Glass

Pink polka dot washi tape

Brads from the Extraordinary Embellishments pack for $30 when you spend $75

If you would like to order any of these products please visit my shop here.

Have a great week and I will be back next week with another creation.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

CTMH Mother’s Day cards

Hello again and welcome to my new followers.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog and get inspiration from my projects.

After a very busy week with two blog hops I have settled down with some cards for Mother’s Day next Sunday.   I enjoy using different colours and combinations and CTMH make it so easy with the wide range of colours and patterns they have for us to use.

Here are just a few that I have made:

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For this card I have used tone on tone with Lagoon with a hint of soft green in the background matting.  I am happy with the different patterns here – what do you think?  I have also finally found a way to use the Lagoon zipper lace and I am looking forward to using it more.  I have also used Lagoon washi tape on White Daisy cardstock to add even more pattern to the card.  The photo does not do the colours or texture justice.

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I love the simplicity of this card.  This paper and vellum is from the Free to Be Me paper pack that is only available this month and there is gorgeous papers and this wonderful gold polka dotted vellum.  I have teamed it with some patterned paper from the same paper pack and stamped the images with Lagoon ink and completed the card with the Aqua dots.

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I must confess I have used this pattern before but I wanted a simple yet elegant card.  This beautiful red paper is from the Free to Be Me paper pack again I have used the sentiment from the Mother’s Day stamp set with the lovely silhouette from the Sweet Moments stamp set.  I have fussy cut the image out and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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Here is another Skylark card (I love the name of the papers!) The edging is actually a negative image from a die cut that I had cut for a mini album.  I never throw anything away and this has come up lovely and I have added some Lagoon cardstock to create a ribbon effect and added a slate twist tie.  I really like using the frames and sentiments as they make such a lovely addition to a cut and a nice change from the very square tags I used to do all the time.

DSCF1322Here is another card from the Free to Be Me paper pack.  I have cut the shapes out using the Art Philosophy cartridge in White Daisy and the red patterned cardstock that came with the pack.  The flower is from the Art Philosophy Cricut stamp collection and cut in half with an Aqua dot in the middle.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Lagoon,

Paper – Skylark, Free to Be Me, 

Inks – Lagoon, Ruby

Stamps – Mother’s Day, Sweet Moments, Cricut Art Philosophy Seasons Cricut Collection. Holiday Tags, Perfect Fit – Frames 2

Aqua dots

Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy

Lagoon zipper lace

Lagoon washi tape

Slate twist tie

The Free to Be Me paper pack is available for this month only for $5 with any purchase of $75 or over.  The normal retail price is normally $18.

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For further information about any of these products please feel free to contact me through my website here or my contact details are on my About Me page.

All these cards and more are available for sale at my shop Craft Hutt.

I hope you all have a good week.

Happy crafting

Patricia

 

 

CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop – Balloon Talk

10001517_10152327088764808_982230598_n Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jen’s Creative Classroom,  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, instead of my usual cards,  I would like to share with you a mini book which features the April Stamp of the Month Balloon Talk available exclusively throughout April for NZ$29 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

The Balloon Talk stamp set is really great to put little accents on scrapbook layouts and I have used them throughout the mini book. I have teamed up the Balloon Ride Papers with the Balloon Talk stamp set for the mini album.  I wasn’t sure about this paper range but I have changed my mind as the colours are so gorgeous.  I thought the patterns would be appropriate for a travel album.

My Cricut machine has been working overtime but I am so pleased with the outcome as I have never done anything like this before.  The Artbooking cartridge makes it so easy and all I had to do was to decide was what colour cardstock and papers I need to make my cuts. CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini albumHere is a close up of one page that I have put some of the Balloon Talk images on: CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini album   The “Been There”, “Done That” stamps were really appropriate for this album as well. CTMH - Balloon Ride travel mini albumAs this album has been made to sell I have not added photos and I have used the sentiments on the tags of the pages as well as randomly throughout album. As I have said I have used the Balloon Ride paper pack with the titles and photo mats being in Colonial White.  The titles have been sponged with Cashmere to help soften them and stand out from the background cardstock or paper.

I do apologise for the quality of the photos but I think my camera needs to be looked at again.  I was thinking it was my eyesight but it could be the camera instead.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Crystal Blue, Saddle, Cashmere, Colonial White

Papers – Balloon Ride B&Ts

Inks – Cashmere

Cricut Cartridge – Artbooking

Stamp sets – Balloon Talk, Reel Life, Sweet and Lovely Cricut bundle

Bakers Twine – slate

Balloon Talk is only available until 30th April from your CTMH consultant here. ) I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings. Happy Crafting Patricia

Skylark Wedding Cards

Welcome back

I do apologise for missing last week’s post but I have had some family issues to deal with, and while they have settled down there is still going to be some problems to work through.

For this post I have been playing around with the last of my Skylark papers and have made some wedding cards.  I am really enjoying using a different combination of colours and papers to what I normally use.  Here I have used Lagoon and the beautiful Teal shimmer trim to create a pop of colour with the Skylark papers.

CTMH Skylark Wedding card

For this card I have used the pattern out of the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 page 46 and used a cut from the Artbooking cartridge (page 48) in Lagoon cardstock for the centre panel which fitted  in well.  I love using the Perfect Fit – Frames 2 for an accent and the little wedding couple from The Happy Couple stamp set fits perfectly in the middle.  The congrats stamp is from the Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos.  And I have finished the card with a flower from the Skylark Assortments.

CTMH Skylark Wedding card

For this card I have again used the Quatrefoil embossing folder to add some interest to the plain cardstock.  I love how the papes from Skylark are great for cards as well as for scrapbook layouts and here I have trimmed the corner of the 12 x 12 paper to fit the card base.  I have added an extra pennant topped with a blue epoxy bubble and the sentiment is from The Happy Couple stamp set.  A very simple yet elegant card.

CTMH Skylark CongratulationsAgain for this card I have manage to trim the patterned paper to fit the card and keep the lovely bird which ties in well with the striped lagoon paper for the bottom of the card.  I have cut the lovely ribbon out with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I the stamp is from The Happy Couple stamp set.  I have finished off with a couple of epoxy bubbles and the Teal shimmer trim.

CTMH Wedding card using Skylark and Lagoon

This card was very quick and easy with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I have cut the same image but for a portrait card instead and teamed it with the Lagoon striped paper from Skylark pack and the Teal shimmer trim and just placed a simple sentiment on it matted with Lagoon cardstock.  Another simple, yet elegant card.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Lagoon

Paper – Skylark Paper Pack

Ink – Lagoon

Skylark assortment

Green and Blue Epoxy bubbles

Stamps – Cricut Artiste Collection, Kudos (only available as part of the Artiste Cricut Collection, The Happy Couple, Perfect Fit – Frames 2

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy and Artbooking

These cards will be available for sale at Craft Hutt, so if you live in Wellington do pop in and say hello and have a look at all the wonderful arts and crafts for sale.

I am going to be busy over the next few days as I have the Australasian CTMH SOTM hop coming up and I have also been invited to another blog hop featuring papers from CTMH.

I hope you all have a good week.

Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Close to My Heart New Zealand

Welcome back

I am so impressed with Close to My Heart designing stamp sets for Australia and New Zealand and have had this New Zealand set sitting around for a while waiting for a time to make some cards with them.  These stamps encapsulate the essence of New Zealand with lovely detailed images of a sheep, Kiwi and mountain ranges.  The sentiments are great as well.  I have teamed them with the lovely Timberline papers that evoke the colonial past of New Zealand.  And I have used my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out some tags to do something different from what I normally do.  I normally use Desert Sand to distress but today I decided to try Cashmere and I was really pleased with the end result as that colour worked in really well with the Timberline range of papers.

CTMH NZ stamps

For this card I have  distressed the edges the tag  with Cashmere ink.  The image has been stamped with Black ink and coloured in with Sweet Leaf, Sky and Buttercup alcohol markers.  This tag has been matted onto some New England Ivy cardstock that brings out the image really well.  I have cut some scrap pieces of tartan paper and dovetailed them using scissors from the Timberline paper pack to create the ribbons for the tag.  The sentiment is inked with black and the card has been finished with some green epoxy bubbles.

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This card was very quick to make.  I have cut the blue paper and woodgrain papers from the Timberline paper pack and distressed the edges with Cashmere ink.  I have used the zip strip to thread through the tag and attach to the card.  The tag has been distressed with Cashmere ink and the Kiwi and the sentiment was stamped in Chocolate ink and then some sparkles from the Black and Tan sparkles assortment finished off the tags.

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This card has been created using the pattern from the Made it From the Heart Volume 2 book page 46.  This is such an easy pattern to use for all occasions.  I have added some Lagoon cardstock behind the very masculine looking papers to add a pop of colour.  The zip strip has been matted with Lagoon and Chocolate cardstock which picks up the colours in the strip.  I have again used Cashmere to distress the tag and the kiwi and sentiment has been stamped in Chocolate ink.  To finish off I have used a Slate twist tie and some tan epoxy bubbles.

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Finally for this card I have used Cashmere cardstock and after cutting to size I have embossed it with the Quatrefoil embossing folder and distressed the edge with Cashmere ink.  The blue paper from the Timberline paper packet has been trimmed to size and then distressed with Cashmere ink.  I then cut a thin strip of Slate cardstock and using Slate ink I have stamped tone on tone using the arrow stamps from the Catch You Later set to echo the zip strip I later added.  I have stamped the sheep and sentiment with Slate ink on the tag and then distressed the tag with Cashmere ink.  I have attached the card using grey Bakers Twine and finished off by using some scraps of zip strip ad paper to create some banners to place at the top of the card.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, Cashmere, Slate, New England Ivy, Chocolate, Lagoon

Papers -Timberline paper packet

Inks – Slate, Cashmere, Black, Chocolate

Green and Blue epoxy bubbles

Sparkles Black and Tan Assortment

Grey Bakers Twine

Stamps -New Zealand Greetings D1601, Catch You Later D1580

Embossing folder – Quatrefoil

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Slate twist ties

Alcohol markers – Sweet Leaf, Sky, Buttercup

For further information please check out my website here or feel free to contact me.

I hope you all have a good week and I will catch up with you next week.

Happy Crafting

Patricia