Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friendship Wishes

I've had the Booklet and Frame dies for awhile and I've had a few ideas, here is one of them. I love dis that look all frilly LOL.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
Stairway Gardens Die HCD1-7281
Booklet Frames Die HCD2-7261
Booklet Basics Die HCD1-7260
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die HCD1-7200
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3842
3D Blossoms Shaping Mold HCFB1-469
3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold  HCFB1-467

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3835

Leafy Accents Die  HCD1-7193
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - White HCPP1-475
Enchanted Mums stamps, dies and Paper Collection
Art Foam Paper-10 Pack HCFS1-465

Other Products: 
Mirror cardstock, ribbon, baby’s breath, Gina K ink for stamping, white iridescent paper.

My finished card is 5X7. The base is an easel card using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper cut at 10 inches X 7 inches, scored at 5” and 7.5”. Cut a white mat 5” x 7”, and a mirror mat 4.75 X 6.75. Glue the 2 mats together.
Cut the large and middle Booklet die from white iridescent paper and cut the medium Booklet Basics die from the mirror card. Also cut the small Booklet Basics from lightly patterned paper.

Glue the large Booklet Frame flat and in the center of the mirror mat. Slightly bend the remaining frames in the center, towards you, and gently curl each side back. Glue each frame down in the center and let dry. Add pop dots to the side edges of each frame layer except the top paper one. Cut a decorative saying from a Paper Collection, I used the Enchanted Mums Collection. Use the smallest Booklet Basic die and trace the inside of the die over your design and fussy cut it. Glue it to the right side of the pink top frame.

Embellish with flowers and leaves. This is a great way to use leftover goodies from other projects. I cut the mums from Foam paper and heated to curl. Stamp and color 1 set of the smallest petals from Oakberry Lane blossoms, cut then shape with the 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold. I added little rhinestones to the centers.
For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Stamp, color and cut 3 of the Leafy Accents without the flowers. Shape with the Leafy Accent Molds. You can see how with this VIDEO:

Arrange the flowers on top of the leaves and add a decorative accent such as the little white picks I had.

To finish the main panel add a ribbon bookmark. Glue the panel to the 2.5” X 7” fold of the Easel card base. Line the bottom of the panel to the edge of the 2.5” section (so it can stand).

To finish the bottom of the inside of the base (which supports the front panel open),
Adhere a 3” X 7” strip of the maroon mirror card to the bottom. To embellish, cut 1 Stairways Garden Die from the same paper the Booklet Frame was cut from (mine was a white iridescent). Trim off 2 corners of the diecut leaving the eyelet decoration on the outside edges. Glue to each corner. I cut the leaves apart and glued under the sentiment strip. Slightly curl the sentiment and adhere sides with a pop dot. This will support the card front when standing. Add 2 flowers to the sides of the sentiment.

EASY Sea Breeze Home Decor

This is an easy and fun wall hanging. I love this Sea Breeze collection from Heartfelt  Creations, perfect for living in Massachusetts with lots of lighthouses.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Fluttering Butterfly Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3824

Fluttering Butterfly Die HCD1-7178
Sea Breeze Harbor Die HCD1-7264
Sand and Sunsets Die HCD1-7265
A Day at Sea Die HCD1-7266
Sea Breeze Paper Collection HCDP1-2107
Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets 242174

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723

Other products:
5MM twine, 8MM twine, micro beads, shells, Tim Holtz Etcetera chipboard tag 5.5” X 10”, glue gun, Versamark, micro beads

Project Instructions:
The finished wall hanging (without the cord) is 5.5” X 10”.
For the base, select a gorgeous sky from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection. Trace the tag on the back of the paper and cut it out. Glue the paper to the front of the tag. I covered the tag hole since I didn’t need it for hanging.

For the center I chose a scene with the lighthouse. I also fussy cut the lighthouse from the second sheet of the same print. Cut 4.5” X 7” of the scene and round the top corners. Glue in place leaving 1.5” at the bottom for the sand and shells.

Starting at the bottom, use a hot glue gun to adhere the thinner twine. I did about 1.5” at a time. Don’t be too perfect LOL, we are going for rustic here. The loops are fashioned after the design from the Sea Breeze Patterned Paper. TIP: by gluing the scene first you should not have gaps at the twine edges. I did since I figured that out after the fact. If you have gaps, add a little glue and sprinkle on some micro beads. I had a set of beads from Martha Stewart, Prills would work as well. I also added glue and bronze beads to the bottom of the scene for sand. As it turned out not much of the “sand” actually showed. I also added some blue beads over the flowers behind the boat.

I wanted this project to be as easy as possible so I used the pre-colored images from the Sea Breeze Patterned Paper and cut with the coordinating dies, what a time saver! I cut 1 boat, 1 fence, 1 bird and 2 grasses. Also cut one of each die from white cardstock and glue to each piece for more stability and dimension.

For the butterfly I stamped the Fluttering Butterfly with Versamark and gold embossed on heavy vellum 3 times. Color on the backside with Copics and cut with the coordinating die. Cut the lower wing only from 1 piece and cut the center wing portion from the other diecut. Glue the wing sections onto the base butterfly and bend a bit for dimension. There is a wonderful mini album class where Emma Loe did this HERE: a small pop dot on the body of the butterfly and position as shown. Pop dot the sentiment under the butterfly.

Now it’s time to add the hanger. Starting at the bottom use a glue gun and adhere the thicker twine to the side and wrap around to the other side. Add a piece along the bottom.
It’s time to assemble. Pop dot the cut lighthouse over the one in the scene, pop dot the fence (trim the larger end to fit) and glue the boat flat. With a glue gun add the bird and grass directly on the rope (twine). There is a lot more dimension then a photo can show. Arrange and hot glue the shells over the twines. Now hang and enjoy!

Easy Peasy Woodsy Decor

I made a bunch of ornaments as gifts this year. These could just as well be used as home decor and for any season...just leave off the snow.

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection  HCDP1-273

Woodsy Critters Die  HCD1-7124

Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3768

Woodsy Wonderland Die  HCD1-7123

Woodsy Wonderland Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3767

Woodsy Landscape Die  HCD1-7122

Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3766
Other Products:
Arteza wood slices, twine, Shaved Ice by Stampendous, Copics, white acrylic paint.
The Arteza wood slices I have are 2.6” - 2.8” and the hole is already drilled for hanging. To prep the wood I simply, randomly brushed white paint over the edges and a bit on the face.

You’ll want to have a bunch of critters and foliage stamped, colored and cut. I always do several sets at a time. For tips and trick for cutting multiple dies using Heartfelt Creations Woody Wonderland go HERE:
Stamp at least 1 set each using Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, Woodsy Wonderland Cling Stamp Set,
 Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set and color (I used Copics). Cut with the coordinating dies.

For more tips using Woodsy Wonderland, see Emma Lou’s video HERE:

To assemble the deer decor, cut the deer family apart and also the 3 pine trees. Glue the trees directly to the wood as shown. Use a small paint brush to dab a bit of white paint to the trees so it looks like a winter scene. Use pop dots to adhere the deer. You could also fit the small deer in the front if you'd like. Dab a bit of white to the grass. Apply glue randomly on the image and add “snow” I used shaved ice shards but you can use glitter, foam balls, texture paste etc. Add the twine.

The second ornament/decor uses the log from Woodsy Wonderland stamp set. Stamp, color, cut. I cut the foliage from the right side of the log and set aside off. Pop dot the log piece onto the prepared wood. Glue the foliage you cut off behind the log. Pop dot the fox, squirrel and bird into place. For a winter scene dab white pant over the flowers and a bit on the greenery. Add the shaved ice.

WARNING These are so easy and fun to make it is addicting!


Friday, January 24, 2020

Pig Cause - Inky Stamper

We have a guest sponsor at The Modsquad Challenge this week and next with 2 random prizes! Be sure to check out the details. Please welcome Inky Stamper and visit their store!

The challenge is to use an animal. I used this adorable pig.


This card was so fun. With that sentiment I had to make a shaker card. It will be for a man so I kept it more masculine. I splattered with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo onto Kraft cardstock then cut the circle hole. Using a pouch from MFT makes it easy. Insert through hole, fill and add a back. I used 2 Inktense watercolor pencils to color. The banner die is from MFT as well. I just bent the stamp a bit to curve.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Time For Giving Pop Up Card - Stampendous

 I made this card for The Modsquad Challenge this week. The challenge this week is A Time for Giving. We give in many ways so this week make a card to demonstrate GIVING such as kindness, thankfulness and friendship. My snowman is giving to the critters:-) The sponsor for the $20 Gift Code is they can only ship to a USA address.

Front view of the opened card

 Side view of the pop up

I used  stamps and stencil from the new release at Stampendous. I used the Cling Giving Snowmen Rubber Stamp Set. The tree and birdhouse was stamped on the card inside. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the snowman.

I placed the Pop Up Die from the Popcessories Die Set on the fold of the card and diecut. The snowflakes are sponged using the stencil included with the stamps.

The frame behind the sentiment is from Build A Pop Up Die Set.

Then I colored with Copics, added some white dimensional glue and some glitter.