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A Free Gift of Creative Inspiration for you...


Blog-10-22Hi Everyone!

Our amazing designers have created a special gift for you. You create projects that leave more beauty in the world and this week's new inspiration will inspire your crafting hobby.

Just this morning a new crafting video was released that shows you how to create an awesome shaped card using dies in a new way you probably haven't thought of before. This same video has a bonus tip in it on how to create your own Washi tape using awesome stamps you already own. Cool new ideas to maximize the creativity and fun in your crafting! See it below:)

Our Design Team puts all in to create beautiful pieces of artwork every week. Our blog is overflowing with beautiful creative inspiration: from scrapbook layouts, cards, altered art and amazing projects that feature family members, scenic golden mountains, metallic steampunk, inspiring Christmas colors, sunflower cheer...and so much more.

After you've explored the incredible new inspiration let us know in a blog comment what you think of it! Hugs ~Emma Lou

Watch this video and learn a trio of quick and easy techniques that will add designer flair to your cards! Emma Lou will show you how to combine basic dies with intricate dies to create a stunning shaped card. Next, you'll discover how to make your own custom washi tape. Finally, she will demonstrate how to layer a focal image over a stamped background. 




Creative Inspiration of the Week

Inspire Me Shaped Card
Products Used:
All Geared Up Background PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 1A Die
Walnut Brown Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Lime Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Light Blue Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Gold 3D Stamp Paint

Project Instructions:

Cut the base and first layer of the card as shown in this video:http://youtu.be/uljGZiskQ8g. Create a background with All Geared Up dies and stamp paint on the polka dot layer of the card. You can see this technique in this video: http://youtu.be/qHDVXV3gPlQ Cut out two borders from the Cut Mat Create 2A die and sponge lime green and gold stamp paint over the top. Cut out the chains from the All Geared Up die, link them together and sponge brown stamp paint over the top. Stamp the All Geared Up Background in red colorbox and heat emboss with Rustique nail or a reddish metal looking embossing powder. Stamp the Gear bouquet and plate with black ink. Cut them out and color with Gold, Lime Green, Lt Blue, and Walnut Brown Stamp Paint. Cut some of the gears from the All Geared Up Die for the dimensional gears on the card. Assemble everything as pictured and add brads as desired.


Print Project   
Created By: Emma Lou Beechy
Tarnished Gears
Products Used:
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Copper 3D Stamp Paint

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Metallic Pink and blue ink, Gold gilding wax, white card, Brown ink, Peeled Paint Distress ink, Screw brads, all purpose glue, 3D foam pads.

Tarnished GearsInstructions: Cut a 6" x 6" side fold card. Cut two large card fronts from the paper pad. Cut the centre circle out of one card front with a craft knife and adhere the card front to the card. Cut the other card front to layer on top of the card and adhere With 3D foam pads. Stamp the sentiment on the circle in brown ink. Die cut and colour with Brown ink and gilding wax the cogs. Adhere to the card and adhere the sentiment over part of it with 3D foam pads. Cut out the flowers and leaves. Colour them with Metallic pink and blue ink and gold gilding wax and shape. Adhere the flowers and leaves onto the card and your card is complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Liz Walker
Timeless Canvas
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
All Geared Up Die

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Creative Embellishments steampunk frame. Edge distresser walnut Distress Ink; Quick Quotes Tahiti chalk ink; Baja Blue Chalk Ink; Brads in copper, gold and screw top, Glimmer Mist; Gesso; gold lumiere paint; radiant rain in solar gold, Golden fluid acrylic paint in teal, Fab scraps old brass Embellishments.

Timeless CanvasInstructions: Begin priming a 10" x 10" canvas with gesso, add fluid acrylic paint, mist with water and allow to drip on down on canvas. When dry, add Tahiti chalk ink, and baja blue chalk ink in corners and edges. Be sure to ink the sides of the canvas. Using Tattered leather glimmer mist, take mister out of bottle and flick droplets onto canvas lift canvas up to allow drops to run down. Cut a sheet of geared up paper to 7" x 5" distress edges with distresser, ink with walnut stain. Cut two 6" x 6" papers out, ink and distress edges. Mat a 5" x 7" photo with black cardstock. Attach above papers together. Cut out tags, ink edges attach brads. Look for sentiment Strength, ink edges. Prepare the creative embellishments chipboard by applying gesso to prime them, then ink with Tahiti chalk ink and baja blue chalk ink creating a aged patina look. Adhere to canvas, using art institute dries clear, also sprinkle mini beads around chipboard, mist with glimmer mist if needed. Lightly mist other pieces with verdigris glimmer mist. Add some speckles of gold lumiere paint by placing some on end of a paint brush and flicking the bristles towards the chipboard. Cut out several (9 - 10 sets) Geared up flowers from geared up papers, inking some with Tahiti, some with baja blue and some with walnut stain, mold using molding mat. Attach gold, copper and screw type looking brads to centers. Layer the geared up flowers on top allowing chipboard to show through edges and sides as shown in layout. Distress the fab scraps hinges with glimmer mist and gold paint, add brads and hot clue to canvas for permanent hold. Add gold speckles to the flowers with the gold lumiere paint. Some of the flowers I hot glued down and I then took the glue gun and created glue strands going across the geared up flowers to give added detail and dimension. Feel free to add as many of the geared up die flowers to your project, this is such an incredible set. Feel free to use a small brush and add more gold glimmer mist, paint or baja blue and Tahiti chalk ink for extra colour.


Print Project   
Created By: Karan Gerber
Birthday Blessings
Products Used:
All Geared Up Die
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower Die
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Gold 3D Stamp Paint
Lime Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Copper 3D Stamp Paint

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Vintage photo distress ink, dark brown cs, glue, hot glue gun, heat gun, brads.

Birthday BlessingsInstructions: For this card take any shape you like and use 3 different sizes for the papers. The base is just brown cardstock, the middle paper was made using the self adhesive aluminum tape smeared with black acrylic paint (then wipe it off with a tissue). The smallest piece is from the All Geared Up Paper Collection. To create the metallic look, I used self adhesive aluminum tape again on cardstock (smeared with black acrylic paint, then wipe it off with a tissue) then I die cut several cogs and the chains from the All Geared Up Die and sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Die. I used several colors from the viva 3d stamp to create that old rusty look. I just used my fingers to smear the dies. The chains were put together by making a small cut and then glued them. Choose 2 small die cuts from the Geared Collection and ink the edges. Now you can decorate your card with all the nice "metallic" parts you just created :)


Print Project   
Created By: Sandra Ten Wolde
Birthday Gears
Products Used:
All Geared Up Background PreCut Set
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Lime Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Walnut Brown Metallic 3D Stamp Paint

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Brown, White and Green Shimmer Cardstock; Ink: Versa Embossing Ink; Accessories: Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Creative Cogs, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Copper Embossing Power, Brad, Pop Dots.

Instructions: Card base 7 3/8" x 5 3/8" in brown. Cut green shimmer CS for a mat 7 1/8" x 5 1/8". Cut a piece of white cardstock 6 7/8" x 4 7/8" and emboss using the Spellbinder Creative Cogs. Next paint with the 3D paints and adhere all three pieces together. Die cut a piece of pattern paper with the #2 die from Standard Circles Large. Stamp image in center using versa ink, add the copper embossing powder and heat set and adhere to card. Die cut the largest gear from Sprightly Sprockets and adhere as shown. Die cut some smaller gears and paint them with the 3D paints, adhere them to card as shown. I doubled up on one of the gears and added a brad. Choose a blank tag from pattern paper, die cut, stamp sentiment with versa ink, apply embossing powder, heat set and place it onto card.


Print Project   
Created By: Linda Kleman
Chains And Gears
Products Used:
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Ink, Foam Tape, Card Stock, Versa Mark Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun.

Chains And GearsInstructions: Cut base from designer patterned paper 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Mount on a 6" x 6" black cardstock base. Line your sentiment stamp in the middle of the circle flourish and stamp evenly using black ink. Using some of the green/blue designer paper cut out 1 smallest gear and two of the larger gear that is shown. Brush the gears randomly with Versa Mark Ink and sprinkle with pewter embossing powder. Heat set with heat gun and be sure parts of the green base paper are showing through. Next cut out 3-4 rounds of the chain from the die. Brush each of the links with Versa Mark Ink, again cover with pewter embossing powder and heat set. Cut one link and attach two more links then apply a small sliver of tape to the back cut in the link, then brush the covered slit with embossing powder, apply pewter embossing powder and heat set again healing the cut. Continue to do this to form a link chain. Arrange the chain around the gears and the sentiment and attach with small pieces of foam tape that do not show and mount to the card. Apply your 6" x 6" card to a plain card stock base to finish up.


Print Project   
Created By: Lori Williams
Cogs And Gears Blue Flowers
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
Cogs and Gears PreCut Set
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Spellbinders Tool N' One
Double Dots 100pc.
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Essential Glue Pad

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Distress Inks - Dried Marigold - Peacock Feathers - Mowed Lawn - Squeezed Lemonade - Black Soot, rhinestones, kraft - black - blue cardstock (CS), sponges, Black glitter embossing powder, heat gun.

Instructions: Cut a piece of the All Geared Up paper collection to 10" by 7" to make a 5" by 7" card base.Cogs And Gears Blue Flowers Cut four of the Medium gears in black CS with the All Geared Up Die. Cut three more in blue CS and keep the negative pieces from the die, You will make flowers with them. Stamp the Cogs and Gears on to a piece of the paper collection with the glue pad. Pour the embossing powder over it and heat set. Trim it down to 4" by 6" Sponge it with the Distress Inks. Add two of the black gears to the top, and two to the bottom. Stamp the sentiment on kraft CS with the glue pad add embossing powder, and heat set. Place Double Dots on the back and add the other two black gears to the corners. Refer to the tutorial for how to make the flowers. You will need 28 negative pieces from the blue die cut gears. Add all of the elements to the card according to the photo.


Print Project   
Created By: Penny O'Dell
Flower Gears Birthday
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
Luggage and Tags Die
All Geared Up Die
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Pool Party Cardstock, Bronze Metallic Paper, Pearlized White Paper; INK: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Adirondack Cloudy Blue Ink, Ranger Archival Coffee Ink; Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, aqua buttons; red line tape, hot glue gun.

Instructions: Create a side fold 5" x 7" card base from Pool Party cardstock. Ink the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" panel of the teal flourish designer paper. Ink the edges. Use red line tape to run a 7 1/2" piece of ribbon up the left hand side, tucking the ends onto the reverse. Glue onto card base. Die cut the tag, journal card, ticket, tab, 3 gear "doilies", and 2 sets of gear "flowers" from cardstock, as seen. Layer these elements onto the card, as shown. Create the bow and attach to the side ribbon using a hot glue gun. Stitch button centers and add to card as seen.

For the interior of the card: cut out the card front and stamp the birthday greeting in Cloudy Blue ink. Then stamp with coffee ink to create a shadow effect. Glue into card.


Print Project   
Created By: Kathy Clement
Blue Gear Flowers
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Spellbinders Tool N' One
Double Dots 100pc.
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Blue - white cardstock (CS), Distress Inks Black Soot, 1/2" glitter rhinestones, Copic Markers, and a finger sponge.

Blue Gear FlowersInstructions: Make a 6" by 6" blue card base. Take a 6" by 6" card panel from the All Geared Up Paper Collection, and trim it to 5 7/8" by 5 7/8". Add it to the card front. Take the All Geared Up Die and cut ten of the medium gears in blue CS. Cut the outer ring off of them leaving only the centers left. I will have a tutorial to show you how if you need it. Sponge black ink to the edges. Mold and shape them, and then glue two together. Cut four of the leaves out in white CS, and color them with markers. Stamp the image, on the front of the card panel, and color it with markers. Stamp the two sentiments on blue CS with black ink, and cut them out with the License plate Die. Add Double Dots to the back of CRE8ART. Add the flowers, leaves, and sentiments to the card. I will have a photo Tutorial on making the flowers on my blog.


Print Project   
Created By: Penny O'Dell
Plates And Gears
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Cogs and Gears PreCut Set
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Gold 3D Stamp Paint
Violet Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Buttons, Burlap, Gold Ink Pad.

Instructions: Prepare your card base to 5" x 7". Stamp the background and trim to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Add a piece of burlap in the center and adhere to card. Cut all your gears out and adhere to card. Stamp your sentiment, cut out and add to card. To finish the card add the buttons.


Print Project   
Created By: Olga Jewell
Cogs And Gears
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Sweet Juliet Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Brad, Distress inks, Sponge.

Instructions: Prepare your card base to 5" x 7". Trim the next layer to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Cut another piece of the pattern paper and set it off center. Cut all your gears out and adhere to card. Stamp your image and using a sponge and distress inks, color the image and adhere to card. Add the leaves and Sweet Juliet flower with the brad to finish the card.


Print Project   
Created By: Olga Jewell
Mixed Media Canvas
Products Used:
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Shifting Gears PreCut Set
Cogs and Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Background PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Lindys Stamp Gang Mists: Time Travel Teal, Cocklebells Coral, Opal Sea Oats, Lindys Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Cleopatras Copper, Martha Stewart Microbeads, Behr Venetian Plaster, Gesso, Golden Molding Paste, CTMH flower centers, USArtQuest Mica Flakes - Copper, StazOn Ink - Emerald City.

Mixed Media CanvasInstructions: Use a putty knife to spread Venetian Plaster over an 8" x 10" wooden board. Use the background stamps to stamp into the plaster, or apply the plaster to the stamps and stamp with it. Using the two techniques together will create a variety of textures. Wash the stamps immediately to avoid the plaster drying in the designs. When dry, paint over the plaster with gesso. Spray a combination of mists in copper, teal, green and brown over the canvas. Use StazOn ink to stamp the texture stamp from the Shifting Gears set, randomly on the canvas. Use the positive and negative cuts from the chain die to cut cardstock, glue to the canvas for more texture, and spread modeling paste thinly over the top. Sprinkle with microbeads before it dries. Spray with mists when dry. Cut gear flowers from a mix of metallic paper, vellum and patterned paper. Shape and arrange around the canvas. Stamp the license plate and heat emboss with copper powder. Die cut and add to the flowers. Add die-cut leaves. Finish the canvas by gluing mica flakes randomly around the flower clusters.


Print Project   
Created By: Gini Cagle
Steampunk Hat
Products Used:
Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
Burnished Key PreCut Set
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Burnished Key Die
All Geared Up Die
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Spellbinders Tool N' One
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Coredinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock, Reasonable Ribbon Burlap String, Tim Holtz Trim, Tim Holtz Mini Gears, Feather from my stash, Distressed Inks and die cutting machine.

Instructions: For a larger project image, click here. I based this Steampunk hat on this tutorial. Simply follow the tutorial and create the hat out of Card Stock. I used coredinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock as the base and then wrapped the hat with paper from the All Geared Up Paper Collection. For the image, I stamped, colored and fussy cut the image from the Plates and Gears PreCut Set and positioned it front and center on the hat, surrounding it with some of the fun die cuts from the All Geared Up Die. In the Plates and Gears PreCut set you have a few cool sentiments to choose from that look like license plates. Stamp your favorite and die cut using the All Geared Up die. Finish your hat off with a flower made from the Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut set, add some burlap string and some bling and voila you have yourself one funky hat!


Print Project   
Inspired Plates And Gears
Products Used:
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White cardstock, foam dots, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, metal studs (Paper Studios).

Instructions: Fold and cut white cardstock so that card measures 5" x 7" when folded. Cut out a 5" x 7" panel from All Geared up collection and adhere to front of card base. Stamp floral/gear image in black ink onto center of panel. Next, stamp the same image onto patterned paper in reds, greens and grey. I paper pieced the image back together making the gear flowers red, leaves green and the bucket and nut grey. Stamp sentiment plate onto green patterned paper in black ink and use coordinating die to cut. Adhere below paper pieced image using foam dots for dimension. Adhere metal studs to center of finails in all four corners and in the center of larger gear flower.


Print Project   
Created By: Emily Niehaus
Nuts And Bolts Of Life
Products Used:
All Geared Up Die
Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Nuts And Bolts Of LifeOther Products: Momento Ink (Tuxedo Black), Silver Glitter, Black Rhinestones, Distress Inks (Weathered Wood, Aged Mahogany), Card stock.

Instructions: Card base is 8.25" X 5.5". Cut a card panel from the pattern paper. Distress the edges. Stamp the image and colour with distress inks. Die cut gears, flowers & leaves using the All Geared Up die. Colour with distress inks, Add rhinestones and glitter and arrange as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Ujjwal Goel
My Favorite Nut
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Cut Mat Create 1A Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Melt Art Melting Pot
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Copic C0, C1, C2, C3; Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain; VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad; Memento Tuxedo Black; Really Reasonable Ribbon Fallen Leaves.

Instructions: Card Size is 5" x 7". Start with a blank card base, cut a 5" x 7" piece of black cardstock, cut a 5" x 7" card front from All Geared Up Collection paper, trim card front to 4 7/8" x 6 7/8", sponge edges with Walnut Stain distress ink, glue card front to black cardstock, add ribbon to one corner, and glue to card base. Die cut black cardstock using 1A Large Rounded Rectangle die, stamp Nut and Bolts sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink, color image using Copic markers, die cut image using 1B Large Rounded Rectangle die, sponge image with distress inks, sponge image VersaMark ink, dust image with UTEE, heat set, glue image to black cardstock, and glue die cuts to center of card. Die cut All Geared Up Collections paper using All Geared Up flowers and leaf dies, and make die cuts into flowers. Die cut ticket from All Geared Up Collection paper, heat emboss ticket using information found in video tutorial here. Make bow using Really Reasonable Ribbon Fallen Leaves, and hot glue bow to card. Hot glue flowers and ticket to card.


Print Project   
Created By: Regina Hamilton
You Inspire Me
Products Used:
Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
Cogs and Gears PreCut Set
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Hydra Sponges

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Sea Green, Caramel, and Vanilla Cardstock; Ink: Stampin Up - Bermuda Bay, Ranger Adirondack Earthtones - Espresso, Caramel, Copics; Accessories: Philips Screw Brads, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Standard Circle Small, Standard Circle Large.

Instructions: Card base is a 6" x 6" in sea green and distress edges. Choose a card panel from pattern paper and cut it 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (this is the only piece that did not get distressed). Cut caramel CS 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and distress edges. Cut vanilla CS 5" x 5", stamp cogs, gears twice, distress the edges and adhere all four pieces together. For the middle, cut a piece of sea green CS 5 3/4" x 2 1/8". Cut caramel CS 5 3/8" x 1 3/4". Cut vanilla CS 5 1/8" x 1 1/2", distress all three pieces, adhere together and onto card as pictured. Die cut chain (need 13 links) and link together. Die cut large gear, distress, attach chain link to gears and adhere in center as shown. With the sea green die cut #2 small circle and once again distress edges, adhere with pop dots. Stamp image on vanilla CS, color, die cut with #3 large circle die, distress, adhere pop dots and place over sea green. Die cut small flower gears, distress, shape, insert screw brads and on each side of image. With the plate die draw a line around the outer edge, fuzzy cut and place on card. Stamp plate image, distress those edges, apply pop dots and place onto card as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Linda Kleman
Nuts And Bolts Tag
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Four, Decorative Labels Thirty-Four, Fancy Lattice; Spectrum Noir BG3, BG4, BG5, BG6, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7; Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye; Metallic Gold, Metallic Copper, Black, White Cardstock; Seam Binding, Brads, Hot Glue.

Instructions: Tag size is 6 1/4" x 3 1/8". Start with a blank tag base, cut 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" piece of black cardstock, and glue black cardstock to blank tag. Cut a 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" piece of All Geared Up Collection paper, trim 1/8 of an inch from all edges, light distress edges, sponge edges with Tea Dye distress ink, and glue to tag. Die cut All Geared Up Collection paper using Fancy Lattice die, tear die cut into small pieces, and glue pieces to tag. Die cut gold and copper cardstock using All Geared Up flower and gear dies, and hot glue some of the die cuts to the tag. Die cut various All Geared Up Collection paper using All Geared Up leaf die, and glue die cuts to tag. Die cut black cardstock using Decorative Labels Thirty-Four #4 die, and glue die cut to tag. Stamp (3) Nuts and Bolts images onto white cardstock using black ink, color images with Spectrum Noir markers, die cut first image using Labels Thirty-Four #5 die, sponge with Tea Dye ink, and glue to Decorative Labels Thirty-Four die cut. Cut flower and bolt from second Nuts and Bolts image, and adhere to first image using foam squares. Cut bolt from third Nuts and Bolts image, and adhere to second image using foam squares. Die cut ticket from All Geared Up Collection paper using Luggage and Tags ticket die, and glue ticket to tag. Hot glue remaining flowers, gears and leaves to tag.


Print Project   
Created By: Regina Hamilton
Favorite Nut
Products Used:
Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White Card, Clear embossing powder, Memento Inks - Pear Tart and Potters Clay, Green Coredination card.

Instructions: The card size is 12cm x 12cm (4 3/4" x 4 3/4"). Create a card blank from white card. Stamp the sentiment (masking out the other words on the stamp) onto white card using green ink, heat emboss. Die cut using the license plate die. Add the green ink around the edges and heat emboss with clear powder. Cut a piece of white card to measure 11 1/2cm x 11 1/2cm (4 1/2" x 4 1/2"). Using brown ink, stamp around the square as shown. Add the same ink around the edges and heat emboss with clear powder. Adhere onto green card using double sided tape and add to the main card front using foam pads. Die cut the chain links using brown and green card. Create the links as shown. Add foam pads to the sentiment panel, then arrange the chain links as shown and adhere to the centre of the card.


Print Project   
Created By: Oksana Clegg
Happy Birthday Gears
Products Used:
Shifting Gears PreCut Set
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Die
All Geared Up Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Rust Organza Ribbon (really reasonable ribbon), Hershey, Raven (bazzill), A2 Tranquil Moments, Classic Ovals Large (spellbinders), Tuxedo Black Memento ink (tsukineko), Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky distress inks (ranger), brad (unknown).

Instructions: Cut the following: Hershey cardstock: 12" x 6", 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" rectangles. Raven cardstock: 5 3/4" square, Spellbinders card front die from A2 Tranquil Moments. Use #6 die from Large Classic Ovals to cut out center to allow decorative oval on printed panel to be shown once the layers are adhered. All Geared Up Collection Paper: 5 5/8" square, Pre-printed Panel cut to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8", 3 Small gears die from All Geared Up Collection.

Score Hershey card base at 6" down the long side across the width of the card to create a 6" square card base. Stamp sentiment on pre printed panel. Ink texture stamp by dabbing distress inks randomly on the stamp and stamp over the sentiment, slightly off-set. Distress flower layers using stylus and join flower layers together using copper brad. Adhere all layers as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Loretta Lock
Stripped Gears
Products Used:
Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
All Geared Up Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White, Kraft, Cinder (bazzill), Woven burlap ribbon (really reasonable ribbon), Creative Cogs Embossing Folder, Classic Rectangles Small (spellbinders), Tuxedo Black Memento ink (tsukineko), screw head brads (unknown).

Instructions: Cut the following: White card stock: 10" x 7", Spellbinders #5 die from Small Classic Rectangles. Cinder card stock: 6 7/8" x 4 7/8", 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" rectangles. Kraft card stock: 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" rectangle embossed using Creative Cogs folder from Spellbinders.

Score White card base at 5" down the long side across the width of the card to create a 5" x 7" card base. Stamp sentiment on White card stock then cut out using rectangle die. Adhere all layers as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Loretta Lock
Sunflower Friends
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Die
Classic Leaf Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Grand Calibur
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Dove Blender Kit

Project Instructions:

Sunflower FriendsOther Products: 2x 6" x6" card blanks, Olive card, pale lemon card , cream card, olive 1/2" organza ribbon, Platinum Stickles Glitter, Decorative Pearls on String, Sepia Versafine Ink, Distress Markers - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Pumice Stone and Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Instructions: To make the card base take two 6" square card blanks. Cut diagonally from the score line on one of the cards down to the bottom corner. Do the same on the other card, but mirror the diagonal cut. Adhere them on top of each other to create the criss cross card blank. Die cut 4 decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A using pale lemon card. Adhere 2 on each of the diagonals on the inside of the card (you will need to overlap them slightly for them to fit). Choose some decorative paper and adhere to the inside of the card and also to the outside. Cut a piece of Pale lemon card about 1" x 5 1/2" and adhere some of the decorative paper on top measuring 3/4" x 5 1/4". Cut out the sentiment “Bloom Where You Are Planted” from the paper pad and adhere this centrally onto the border. Adhere the border (gluing only at each edge and along the bottom) about 1/4" from the bottom of the inside of the card. This has now created a pocket for the tag to sit in.

Stamp and die cut the sunflowers onto cream card (I like to use cream as I think it is a good base to colour in with yellow). Using 2 or 3 medium flowers colour them using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress markers and a dove blender pen. Use your ball tool on the petals until you get a desired effect. Layer the flower up to create one flower. Stamp and die cut 2 leaves. Close the card so that you can see where the card meets and adhere the leaves and flower to the centre of the front of the card. Make an organza bow and add this just to the bottom left of the card. Using the small tag die from the Luggage and Tag die set cut out a tag from the paper collection. Adhere this so that it sits just under the bow.

To Create the Tag: Cut a piece of olive card measuring about 5" x 6 1/4" using a corner punch on the edges. Mat a piece of decorative paper from the paper collection again using a corner punch on the corners (you can use the Cut Mat Create die sets to create your tag if you do not want it quite as big as this one). Using the 2A die set from the Cut Mat Create collection die cut out the panel with the Sunflowers in each corner as in picture. Stamp the Bouquet Bucket onto cream or white card with Sepia Versafine ink and colour in with a dove blender pen and distress inks. Die cut out with a Spellbinder Classic Circle die and ink the edges with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Adhere this centrally onto the panel. Die cut out 4 of the decorative corners from the Cut Mat Create die set 2B. Adhere them at each corner from the back of the panel so that they sit as in picture. Next adhere the panel about 3/4" from the bottom of the tag. Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this at the top of the tag. Cut out the sentiment “Sending Sunny Thoughts your Way” from the paper pad and mat onto some olive card. Adhere this centrally between the panel and the decorative border. Turn the tag over. Make a loop with the organza ribbon and adhere about 1" from the top of the tag as in picture. Cut out the circle panel and adhere this to the centre of the tag. Cut out the “Heavenly Sunshine” sentiment from the paper pad and adhere this to the bottom of the tag. Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this to the top of the tag. Add some decorative pearls on string to the diagonals on the card, both inside and outside. Also add some to the tag and the pocket. To finish add some Platinum Stickles glitter.


Print Project   
Created By: Nikki Payne
Spread Your Wings Sunflowers
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Arianna Lace Die
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Neenah Paper Cardstock Natural White and Desert Storm, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads, Hot Glue Gun, Stampendous Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, Foam Squares.

Instructions: For instructions on how to make the Side Step Card base see here. Using kraft cardstock cut and score card base following instructions. Cover front side and side steps with Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Cut out large tag and image squares from Classic Sunflowers Paper Collection, mat with kraft cardstock and adhere to card front and side steps using foam squares. Die cut small and large vines using Cut Mat Create dies and green cardstock. Die cut swirls with Arianna Lace die. Color edges with Distress ink. For the flowers, stamp Classic Sunflower on natural white cardstock with brown ink and die cut with Classic Sunflower Die. Color flowers with Distress inks, shape the petals and layer to form sunflowers. Embellish center of flowers with glass glitter and Glossy Accents. Adhere vines, leaves and flowers to card using foam squares.


Print Project   
Created By: Marisa Job
Enjoy The Beauty
Products Used:
Cut Mat Create 1A Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die
Classic Sunflower Die
Classic Leaf Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
Summer's Day PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Classic Leaf PreCut Set
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Adhesive Transfer Gun
Tape 1/2 inch x 36 yard
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
3-D Crystal Lacquer
Redland Elements
Hydra Sponges
Double Dots 100pc.

Project Instructions:

Enjoy The BeautyOther Products: Spellbinders Les Papillions 2, ColorBox Chalk ink - Dark Brown, Memento ink - Tuxedo Black, Morocco, Peanut Brittle, Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves, Cream cardstock, Art Institute Microfine Opaque Diva Gold glitter, 1/8" foam dots, BoBunny Timepiece Brads, Fiskars Paper Trimmer.

Instructions: View closeup of full page layout here. Start this double page layout by selecting two of the Enjoy the Beauty papers from the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Refer to layout sketch # 32 here for sizes and placement of photos and mats. Use the olive green paper from the Cut Mat Create Paper Collection to mat photos and journaling blocks.

Stamp four of the open leaf from HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf PreCut Set in ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown ink onto cream cardstock and cut with coordinating Classic Leaf Die. Stamp two of the 3 leaf image from 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set in Dark Brown ink and cut with coordinating die. To give the appearance of the leaves changing colors, sponge the inside of leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves and the outer edges with Memento Morocco. Use the Paper Blossoms Tool kit and mat to shape leaves.

Stamp sunflowers (x2) from the HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set in ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown ink onto cream cardstock and cut with coordinating Classic Sunflower Die. You will need all the sunflowers except 4 of the two largest size and 3 of the smallest size sunflowers. Sponge the sunflowers Memento Peanut Brittle, Morocco and the outer edges with Rhubarb Stalk. Sponge 5 of the sunflower seeds with Memento Peanut Brittle. Sponge 2 of the tiny ladybugs with Memento Rhubard Stalk. Use the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and mat to shape the sunflowers, seeds and ladybugs. Next, use the dries clear glue to adhere the leaves and sunflowers as shown in pictures. Use 1/8" dots to adhere the ladybugs and seeds. Apply a light coat of Crystal Lacquer to ladybugs and seeds. Use the dries clear glue to apply Redland elements to the centers of sunflowers.

Stamp butterflies from the HCPC 3627 Sunflower Stem PreCut Set and HCPC 3630 Summers Day PreCut Set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto cream cardstock and cut with the coordinating Les Papillions 2 die. Sponge butterflies with the same color inks that were used on the sunflowers. Shape butterfly wings and adhere both onto layout as shown. Use dries clear glue to add redland elements to center of butterflies and also accent wings with Diva Gold glitter. Cut the Bloom, Shine and Celebrate tags in Classic Sunflower Paper Collection with the coordinating Luggage and Tags Die. Use BoBunny Timepiece brads to attach tags to layout and use dimensional dots underneath each tag.


Print Project   
Created By: Linda Bontrager
Classic Sunflower Layout
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower Die
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other products: Yellow glitter paint, yellow glitter, Foam adhesive, chipboard shapes, blue cardstock.

Instructions: Cut one 9" x 8" piece of HCDP1 247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection, distress the edges and adhere to another 12" x 12" piece of HCDP1 247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Cut several more different sizes and adhere as shown. Cut a photo matt from blue cardstock. Adhere chipboard shapes. Stamp the HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set with brown ink and use the 452255 Spellbinders Grand Calibur and the HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die to die cut the flowers. Once they are cut, paint them with yellow glitter paint. Allow to dry then form the flowers. Apply glitter and adhere flowers to page.


Print Project   
Created By: Kristie Taylor
Blue Sunflowers
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Classic Leaf Die
Grand Calibur
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Stamp Mat Pad
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue (Recollections); Ink: Nautical Blue (Memento), VersaMark Watermark; Accessories: Heat Tool, sponge, blue fibers, orange stick, Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), pop dots, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleenes).

Instructions: Make top folded card base with blue card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut blue mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut Solar White 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and with VersaMark Ink, stamp corner treatment (Sunflower Stem Set) on bottom left and partial sunflower (Sunflower Stem) on top right, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp sentiment as pictured with Nautical Blue Ink. Using a sponge and Nautical Blue Ink, add color to images using the Highlighted Emboss Resist Technique found here. Glue image to blue mat, wrap fibers across as shown 3 times securing in back, then add to card base with pop dots. With blue card stock, die cut 2 small vines from Cut Mat Create 1B Die and 1 small leaf from Cut Mat Create 2A Die.

Stamp Classic Sunflower and Open Leaf (8-leaf stem) images on Solar White with VersaMark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut with Classic Sunflower Die. Select 2 medium flowers and sponge with Nautical Blue Ink. Ink leaf stem and pinch leaves. Shape flowers with orange stick and mat and tool kit as desired and glue together. Pinch leaves on blue vines with fingers. Arrange all as pictured cutting the leaves in pieces and glue down using Art Institute Glue.


Print Project   
Created By: Kathleen Roney
Blue Sunflowers Note And Pen Holder
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
Love at Christmas PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Grand Calibur
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Stamp Mat Pad
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Blue Sunflowers Note And Pen HolderOther Products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue (Recollections); Ink: Nautical Blue (Memento), VersaMark Watermark; Accessories: Heat Tool, sponge, orange stick, Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Post-It Note Pad, Scor-Tape, Gel Mini Pen (office supply store).

Instructions: With blue card stock, make Post-It note and pen holder base using technique found here.

To decorate, cut white card stock measuring 2 7/8" x 3". Stamp sentiment on top right with Nautical Blue Ink. Stamp corner treatment from Sunflower Bouquet Set on lower left with VersaMark and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Use Highlighted Emboss Resist Technique found here to color the image using Nautical Blue Ink and sponge. Stamp Classic Sunflower image in same manner, select 3 small flowers and sponge with Nautical Blue. Shape flower with orange stick (or pen) and mat and tool kit. Pinch leaves on blue vines with fingers. Arrange all as pictured and glue down with Art Institute Glue.


Print Project   
Created By: Kathleen Roney
Believe
Products Used:
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Ornamental Add On Die
Holly Berry PreCut Set

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Tacky Glue, glitter glue, gems, Red ink, black ink, Peeled paint ink, tacky glue, embossing powder, red card, white card, Tea Dye Distress ink, edger tool, Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

Instructions: Cut a 4 3/4" square from the paper pad and 9 - 1" x 1" squares. Use the edger tool on all of the squares. Using white card cut a 5" x 5" square side fold card. Adhere the larger square onto the card with 3D foam pads. Adhere the 9 squares onto the card with 3D foam pads. Stamp the sentiment and cut out with the second largest die from Labels 18. Ink up the centre and edge of the die cut with the Tea Dye Distress ink. Adhere the sentiment to the card with 3D foam pads. Stamp, emboss and cut the flowers. Shape and adhere a gem into the centre of the flowers. Stamp, cut, colour and shape the holly swirls. Adhere the swirls and flowers to your card and your card is complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Liz Walker


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Anne Said...
Great tutorial & ideas.


carol Said...
your cards are beautiful but they look like they would be very hard to mail which I do most of the time.
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Sally-Ann Said...
Hi Emma-Lou - your videos are so informative, you asked what we'd like to see more of - FLOWERS, FLOWERS and FLOWERS. They make such a difference to a card.


Edna Burgess Said...
Great video. Always love your videos with the good instructions and new ideas. Edna


Pam Dew Said...
Love everything, so talented can't wait to try.


Martie Rollin Said...
Lots of interesting looks from this gear collection. Love the use of that chain! Thanks for today's posting.


Sherri Myers Said...
I love all your videos. I do miss seeing you


barb macaskill Said...
Oh my!! LOVE Joann's Top Hat and Marisa's sunflower card has stolen my heart!! Absolutely gorgeous creations! TFS!


Dot Said...
Love the new Ideas. I love washi tape and this is a great idea because you can get images and colors that you need.


Patricia Garcia Said...
really loved your tutorial, easy to follow, Im makin one today


Vicky Said...
Love the ideas from the video and blog - keep up the good work - love your stuff - keeps my creative genes moving!


Maureen Reiss Said...
These are spectacular!!! Soooo Beautiful!!


Jean Bullock Said...
Wow, the projects are awesome. I am wild about the colors and papers the designers used and of course the card layouts and flowers are fabulous. Thanks for the video. I like the tip about cutting shaped cards. Well done. I enjoy seeing dies used in different ways. Well done.


Linda Poole Said...
Very Victorian looking cards, loved the detail. going to try these wonderful techniques. Thanks for the great tutorials!


karen Said...
Thank you, Emmma, for another GREAT video. I love HFC creations and products. Spent waaaay too much money at your booth at the Chantilly Scrapbook Expo earlier this year. Keep the videos comin' !!


Elaine Said...
I so look forward to your page every Wednesday to see what your design team have created , they are so talented and give lots of inspiration Thank you all, and can i just say Well Done to Nikki Payne your card is just so beautiful .


Caroleanne Wright Said...
wow, these are amazing, love the video, love that gear background stamp, def need that one!x


Gerri G Said...
I like that the scrapbook pages spotlight the photos and the embellishments don't overpower the focus of the pages. Nice design.



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