Thursday, February 15, 2018

Festive Storage

I made this can over the holidays. I decorated it with primarily Heartfelt Creations die, stamps and paper.

I started by using an alcohol blending tool and several shades of green alcohol inks to paint the lid and rim. Cover the can with a lightly patterned paper. I used a snowflake design and glued on with Dries Clear glue.

Birdhouse-Front: Stamp Cardinal Haven Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black two times. Color the house and ornaments with Copics. Copics used on house: E11, E13, E17 Reds: R24, R27, R29. Ornaments: Y35, Y38, G12, G28, B24, B26 R24, R27. On the second stamped image color only the heart and cardinals. Cut with the coordinating dies. Add Snow Marker over snow areas and heat set. Cover the ornaments and the heart with Glossy Accents. Once the heart is dry add a DDot and attach to the birdhouse. Also add a DDot to the cutout birds and attach to the birdhouse.

Stamp and color a few branches without birds from Festive Holly & Cardinals Die. Cut with coordinating dies. Cut a small fence for the front panel. Add 3D Foam Circles  to the back of the birdhouse and stick to the front of the can. Glue a couple of the holly beanches behind it. To finish the front add a small fence at the bottom.

Snowman-Back: For the back of the can stamp the Frolicking Snowman with Memento Powder Blue. Add shading using Copic B21, c4, C2, C0, 0. Color the hat and scarf with R24, R27, R29. Add the buttons with Nuvo Berry Red.  Use a Versamark Pen to coat the skate blades and heat emboss with Ranger Silver embossing powder. Apply a light layer of glue randomly over the snowman's body and add Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear for a sparkling snowman.

Using Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, stamp 2 large trees, 2 medium and 1 small in green . Sponge on color using 3 shades of green.  I used Gina K Jelly Bean, Grass Green and Asparagus.

Snowbank: Cut a curved snowbank for the snowman to stand on to cover half the can. Apply a generous amount of glue to cover and coat with White Flower Soft.

Glue the trees across the back of the can and stagger them. Also place higher than the bottom since there is a snowbank. Adhere the snowbank to the very bottom.

Fussy cut a large tree with cardinals for one side of the can from the Festive Holly Paper Collection.  Add a Snow Marker to the snow on the trees and heat set, it will puff up.


Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection

Use Glossy Accents to adhere the lace to the edge of the lid.

 Top Of Can: Stamp Large Sparking Poinsettia and all the Sparkling Poinsettias stamps using a Stazon Red ink onto Foam Paper. I used a sponge and Colorbox Red ink to cover all the flowers. Cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with a heat gun.

Check Emma Lou’s video to see how  to Create Elegant Foam Flowers and Stamens  /FSdPL7nXvQE

After the foam poinsettia is shaped and assembled, edge the petals wit a gold stamp paint, I used Pebeo Studio Irridescent Gold 350. I also added small white stamen cut short and glued to the center and added Prills (any color). Once glue is dry, paint the stamen and Prills with the Gold Pebeo 350.

Paper Flowers: Stamp the Large Sparking Poinsettia and all the Sparkling Poinsettias on white paper with Versamrk ink and heat emboss with WOW Red Glitter embossing powder. Also stamp a set of Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die using Colorbox Red ink. Color with a sponge and red ink. Stamp the holly in a dark green and sponge the color with a lighter green. Cut all the flowers with their coordinating dies.

Place the large and regular size poinsettias printed side down in the 3D Basics mold, spritz with water and run through die cutter. Place the Poinsettia clusters in the Poinsettia 3D mold. TIP: You can layer flowers in the mold, just spritz each layer.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Use Glossy Accents to adhere the lace to the edge of the lid.

Cut 2 sets of Lacy Ariana dies from White cardstock. Also cut a circle a little smaller than can top from White to assemble the flowers onto. Now all the pieces are ready to assemble on top.

Use the white circle to glue the top centerpiece together. Start with gluing 3 of the Arianna Lace cuts to cover the entire lid. Fill in all the open spaces with the small accents from Arianna Lace dies. It should resemble a large lace doily. Glue the foam poinsettia in the center and add the leaves. Take 3 small red embossed poinsettias and glue a completed mini poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
Festive Holly Paper Collection  HCDP1-280
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die  HCD1-7107
Cardinal Haven Stamp and Die Combo  HCSD1-2019

Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3750
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3749
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3791
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die  HCD1-7145
Arianna Lace Die  HCD1-747
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die  HCD1-765
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die  HCD1-766
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die  HCD1-7176
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold  HCFB1-464
3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold  HCFB1-463
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3822
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-401
Art Foam Paper-10 Pack  HCFS1-465
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder  PGM15016
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear  PGM15015
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black  NU650
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry  NU667
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30  HCDA2-450
Go Man Go Prills  ANC818
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles   DDOTS

Other Products: Metal can with flip lid, mini stamina, Pebeo Studio paint-350, Marvy Snow Marker,  Nuvo Berry Red drops,  lace, alcohol ink, qlohol blending tool, White Flower Soft, Ranger silver embossing powder, Glossy Accents, Impression Obsession fence die, Versamark, WOW Red Gliter embossing powder,  Gina K Jelly Bean, Grass Green and Asparagus.


I made this for my housekeepers birthday.  It was pretty easy especially now that Heartfelt Creations have new flower shaping molds. I used a die cut for the shutter card.

Project open flat size is 5.5"X8.5" closed size is 4.5"X5.5"

Cut your cardbase. I used a shutter card SVG file (I made for you). You can embellish the panels with patterned paper. I used a lacy die from Crafters Companion shutter card set.

Stamp the Classic Rose using Colorbox Scarlet. Sponge all the petals with Colorbox Rouge and Colorbox Red. The leaves are stamped with and colored with Colorbox Green and Moss. Cut with the coordinating dies. Place all the pieces into the 3D Rose mold and run through the die cutter.

 Once dry assemble. I added a little Copic RV25 to the petals to better match the inside flowers. Add a light coat of glue and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Once dry add a thin coat of Nuvo Crystal clear.


For more tips on creating with the Classic Rose collection, watch the tutorial at Also check out creating dimensional roses

For the front arrangement layer a dark pink and a light pink Lacy Arianna Blooms die cuts. Place 2 at the leaves top and bottom as seen and top with the rose. Tuck in a few pearl embellishments.

Stamp and color the two vines with roses from Classic Rose Vines stamp set and cut with coordinating dies. Copics used are YG05, YG63, RV13, RV25, R45. Coat with Nuvo Crystal Clear or  Glossy Accents. When dry glue to the inside of the card. Cut a sentiment from any Heartfelt Paper Collection, sponge the edges,  curl the center and adhere to the card.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
Classic Rose Die  HCD1-7110
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines Die  HCD1-7111
Arianna Lace Die  HCD1-747
Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium  HCS1-459-3
3D Rose Shaping Mold  HCFB1-462
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-401
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder  PGM15016
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear  PGM15015
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30  HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge  71015
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723
Other Products:
Colorbox Raspberry, Colorbox Scarlet, Colorbox Pink, Memento Black,  shutter card SVG file, Crafters Companion inset dies, Copic: YG05, YG63, RV13, RV25, R45

Sending Sunshine

I made this card using Heartfelt Creations, stamps die and a new 3D mold. I experimented with coloring the leaves with Nuvo Mouse. I loved the shiny look.

1. Cut a cardbase out of navy cardstock, 6" X 12" scored at 6" and set aside.

2. Now let's cut out all the pieces we need except the flowers.
  • 6"X6" navy corrugated cardstock
  • 1 - 5.5"X5.5" striped pattern and one light blue 4”x4.5” from Coffee Talk Paper Collection
  • 1 Dark brown and 1 white frame die from Everyday Heros die set. Take the circle piece and cut out the center of the frame.
  • Cut 1 banner from Everyday Hero die set, from navy corrugated paper and 1 from white (trim off 1/8' on all sides of the white piece). 
  • Cut leaves from the Small Camelia Carnation 2 times from Navy Corrugated cardstock. This gives you 4 leaves. I used the larger leaf. 
  • Cut one white piece of the circular die in Raindrops on Roses die set 
  • Cut the Spellbinder border die (Parisian Accents)  2 times from a tan pattern paper
  • Cut the long branch and small one with berries 2 times from X-Cut Leaves die set.

3. Apply Nuvo Cosmic Brown with a slightly damp sponge to the edges of the 6"X6" navy corrugated first layer. Also using a damp sponge very lightly apply the Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mouse over the striped paper to mute it just a bit.

4. Using the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil add  Nuvo Cosmic Brown in three corners.
5. Distress the edges of the striped layer and the center light blue layer. Apply the Nuvo Cosmic brown Mouse to the distressed edges with the sponge.

6. Add the Spellbinder Parisian Accents Border cut to the top and bottom of the small layer then apply a small bit of Nuvo Cosmic brown Mouse to the edges.

7. Glue the white frame to the back of the brown frame. Cut the lattice piece to fit behind the frame opening and adhere. Sponge the frame by dabbing a light layer of Nuvo Mother Of Pearl and Nuvo Cosmic Brown on the brown frame. Add Dots to the back of the frame around the circle and adhere the focal frame to the center of the smaller layer. Also glue the banner on top of the corrugated banner. Gently bend the banner over a stylus to slightly curl the banner, set aside. Add double-sided tape behind the striped layer and the smaller  layer. Add to the navy corrugated layer.

8. Stamp the Ariana Blooms flowers 2 times. I used Colorbox Copper and a stamp positioning tool. I left the stamp in to re-stamp after coloring. Using a damp sponge I lightly colored 1 set of flowers with Nuvo Cosmic Brown and 1 set with Nuvo Powder Blue Mouse. Place the flowers back in the stamp positioner and stamp over the color to darken the edges. Cut with the coordinating die.

9.  Place the pedals in the 3D Basic Shaping mold unstamped side down, lightly mist with water. Add another layer of flowers and spritz again. Place the top on and run through your die cutter. For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at  Let the flowers dry and using the sponge lightly rub Powder Blue Nuvo over the raised edges of all brown petals and and Cosmic Brown on the blue flowers. All I did was press the centers using the Stylus 6mm and 8mm tips from the Delux Flower Shaping Kit.


10. Assemble the flowers and add Prills. For my main flower I used a large blue petal then finished with Cosmic Brown petals and Lemon Prills. For more tips on creating Gorgeous Arianna Blooms, watch the tutorial at

11. Finally arrange your flowers and leaves on the card as shown. Attach the topper to the card base.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Arianna Blooms Die
Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
Everyday Hero Dies
Raindrops on Roses Die
Coffee Talk Paper Collection
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Small Camelia Carnation Die
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack  ANC850
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-401
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold  HCFB1-464
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board  173842
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723
Hydra Sponges  RLHS100

Other Products:
Corrugates Cardstock
Nuvo Mouse Cosmic Brown
Nuvo Mouse Powder Blue
Nuvo Mouse Mother Of Pearl
White Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
Sookwang tape
Pop Dots
Spellbinders Parisian Accents Border
X-Cut leaves

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Winter Theme

 I am thr Host his week at The Modsquad Challenge blog. Do you have winter stamps you haven’t gotten to use this year? I know I sure do and didn’t want to wait another year to use them. This week I am featuring Kitchensink Stamps Multi Step Winter Cardinals.

I used mostly Gina K ink to stamp the various layers.  I stamped the cardinal with Gina K Lipstick, Cranberry Tart and Memento Love Letters. The branches was all Gina K: Jelly Bean, Grass Green, Christmas Pine ans Warn Cocoa. I used the Multi Step Winter Cardinals  from Kitchen Sink Stamps and the sentiment was from a Gina K Designs set. called Wetlands

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Valentine Love

Hi, I am hosting today at The MODSQUAD CHALLENGE. Our sponsor for this 2 WEEK challenge is Kitchen Sink Stamps.  

I used mostly Gina K ink to stamp the various layers.  These stamps really make a realistic flower without coloring!  I started with 2 card bases, one white and 1 with Neenah Desert Storm, both at 4.25" X 11" scored at 5.5"

I stamped on a card front of 4.25" X 5.5" of white. Start with the flowers, there are 4 steps. I started from my lightest to darkest colors (listed in order of use below). Then stamped the stems 1 at a time. The inks are listed in order at teh end of the post.

I cut out the images using an Stitched Scallop Rectangle die from Gina Marie. She has a lot of dies at great prices and they cut great.

I cut some foam tape into thin strips to pop up the frame slighly and applied to the cardbase front. The glue the image portion directly onto the cardbase so the frame is slightly elevated. Add a few hearts and done!

For the card using Neenah Desert Storm cardstock,  I stamped directly on the cardbase. I used the same inks and got a different look. Once the layers were stamped I used layer 1 of flowers and stems and stamped on top using Versamark (clear sticky ink) and coated with Clear embossing powder and heat set. This works great as a "fake" mask.

Then stamped the text background using Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap. I also added some of the stamp layers randomly over the text for texture. The stamp set has text, a layered pen and a layered stamp. I sponged the edges and also lightly went over the card using Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. The edge wasn't sharp enough for me so I sponged edges and corners with Distress Vintage Photo.

Gina K Red Hot
Memento Love Letters
Gina K Cherry Red
Gina K  Red Hot

Gina K Jelly Bean
Gina K Grass Green
Gina K Fresh Asparagus

 Thanks so much for stopping by!