25 elegant card, scrapbook and mixed media ideas for all occasions

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25 elegant card, scrapbook and mixed media ideas for all occasions

Wednesday May 31, 2017
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How is your day going? How are you spending the last day of May.....are you taking time to create something beautiful today? How about getting started on some cheery cards that will quickly make you feel like you're in a creative oasis in a floral paradise:) If you feel stuck and want some ideas to get you started, you are in the perfect spot! Each Wednesday we bring you completely new inspiration that allows you to jump start your creativity and inspire you to create something beautiful! 

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Petunia Watering Can

Petunia Watering Can

Other Products: Small Metal Watering Can (from thrift store); Dry Floral Foam; Decorative Floral Moss; 18 Ga. Green Floral Wire; Wire Cutters; Hot Glue Gun; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Plum Loco, Antique White, Lettuce and Tropical Rain

See how to shape the petunias in this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOy_qNB9OAk.

Instructions: Insert Dry Floral Foam into Watering Can and cover with Decorative Floral Moss. On White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink stamp the small petunias and leaves from the Small Classic Petunia Stamp Set, stamp the large petunias and leaves from the Large Classic Petunia Stamp Set, and stamp the hummingbirds from the Regal Hummingbird Stamp Set. Die cut all with coordinating Dies. 

Using HC Stack and Store Daubers color the leaves using Guacamole and then Lime Pastel ColorBox Chalk Inks and the dark petunias with Lilac Posies Memento Ink and add Dark Peony ColorBox Chalk Ink to the centers and for the light pink petunias use Rouge ColorBox Chalk Ink and add Rose Bud Memento Ink to the centers of the petunias. Using HC Stack and Store Daubers color the hummingbirds with Berrylicious Chalk Ink, New Sprout Memento Ink and Teal Zeal Memento Ink. Shape petunias, leaves and hummingbird with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Take a piece of Green Floral Wire and with wire cutters, curl the one end to make a circle and then with hot glue adhere the wire circle to the back of each petunia. Insert the other end of the wired petunias into the Floral Foam in the watering can, arranging petunias as necessary. With Dries Clear Adhesive add Ribbit Prills from Bright Ideas Prills set to center of all petunias. Add Plum Loco Glitter to the dark petunias, Antique White Glitter to the lighter petunias, Lettuce Glitter to leaves and hummingbird body and Tropical Rain Glitter to the hummingbird's tail and wings. Add hummingbird to arrangement with Green Floral Wire adhered to back of hummingbird and then inserted into Floral Foam.

Beautiful World Layout

Beautiful World Layout

Other Products: Cardstock (white, green), Dew Drops, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle), Green Silk Ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ Runner Grand, 3D Foam Squares, Glue Pen, Thin 3D Foam)

Instructions: Click here for a close up view of this layout. The dark pink patterned paper is your background. Cut a strip of the light pink patterned paper that is 4" wide and then tear unevenly down one full length. Adhere about 2.5" up from the bottom of the layout. Find and cut out the 6 x 12" piece of patterned paper that is actually two 6 x 6" background minis. Cut two 2" strips of white cardstock and using the Border Essentials dies, cut the length of each of them. Adhere one to the top and bottom of the 6 x 12" piece of patterned paper. Adhere to the layout. Cut out a strip of the striped patterned paper, just over 1” wide, cutting with the pattern itself. Adhere to the left hand side of the layout.

Mat your photo in white, green and white cardstock. Adhere the layers together and adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares. Find and die cut out the large pink tag, add a light green silk ribbon bow and adhere to the right of your matted photo.

 Find the patterned paper with the “Wonderful Day” banner and fussy but it and a cluster of the flowers on the end. Then fussy cut out the pink butterfly from the same paper.

Shape and adhere this to the bottom portion of the layout, bowing the banner slightly. Shape the butterfly and add Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the wings and adhere to the layout below the banner.

 Stamp and die cut 2 of the same size Large Classic Petunia. I added colour to the petals using Berrylicious ink and Stack & Store Daubers. Shape and assemble your flower. Using my glue pen I added Crystal Clear to the stripes on the petals. I also added a Dew Drop to the middle of the flower. Let dry. Adhere the flower in the middle of the cluster image.

Ombre Petunia Oval

Ombre Petunia Oval

Other Products: XPRESS-it Blending Card, Spellbinders Wizard, Craft Knife, Helmar Foam Dots, Doddlebug Sprinkles, Making Memories Distressing Tool, Elmer's Spray Glue, Copic Sketch: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG17, YG67, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV02, RV04, RV06, C6, Classic Neenah White Cardstock, Westcott Brand Paper Trimmer, Washi Tape, Black Paint Pen

Instructions: Take your white cardstock and using your scor-tool, score at 6 1/4". Then you will cut the paper at 6.25 so your card measure 6.25 x 6.25". Take your regal border die and place it along the edge of your card to cut a fancy edge. This will be done on both sides of the card where it opens. Use two pieces of washi tape to hold the die in the place. This will ensure you get the same cut on both edges of your paper. 

Next cut your classic petunia patterned paper to 4.5 x 4.5" for your card front and adhere it to your scored white cardstock with some designer dries white adhesive.

Take your stamp from the Petunia Bouquet set stamp using memento tuxedo black ink on XPRESS-it blending card and diecut it using the Eyelet oval die. Color the image using Copic Sketch markers. Color the Leaves: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG17, YG67 now color the flowers with C6. Stamp the same image on another piece of blending card and color the Flowers: RV02, RV04, RV06 for the bigger flowers: RV63, RV66, RV69 these you will fussy cut each individual flower. Once complete use your shaping tool and shape each flower. Color the outer edge with your black paint pen. Layer the fussy cut flowers onto the white oval using foam dots on each flower, this will allow each flower to have a 3D look. 

Now take your eyelet oval die and diecut using the decorative edge die with the classic petunia paper. Adhere your white oval onto green oval layer and adhere to your card. Add a sentiment from classic petunia collection to the complete the card.

Friendship Petunia Multifold

Friendship Petunia Multifold

Other Products: White cardstock, cream cardstock, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

Watch this tutorial to see how to shape the petunias https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk.

Instructions: Cut cream cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", score and fold at 2 1/8'" and 4 1/4". Stamp small petunia bouquet from HCPC-3787 Classic Petunia Bouquet set in Lilac Posies onto bottom and top left corners of the outer fold of card. Cut the two A2 size card fronts from the Classic Petunia paper. Using the Cut Mat Create, diecut the center rectangular panel from the one card front and attach the border panel onto the folded front half of card. Attach the rectangular center panel onto the outer fold of card as pictured. Attach the remaining A2 panel onto the inside of card base. 

Stamp the smaller petunias from HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia and largest petunia from HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Memento Lilac Posies ink (for the petunias) and Bamboo Leaves (for the leaves) onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Diecut the medium petunia stamen from white cardstock.

Use the Stack and Store daubers for detailed application on the images. Use Lilac Posies for the inner parts of petunias and Butter for the outer edges. Use Bamboo Leaves on the leaves and a touch of Lilac Posies. Sponge stamen with Lilac Posies ink.

Shape petunias, leaves and stamen. Attach onto card as shown. Add sentiment from the paper collection. To finish it off, use Dries Clear glue to add Lettuce Entertain You prills to stamens and a sparkle of crystal glitter to card as desired.

Floral Medley Burst

Floral Medley Burst

Other Products: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord & Gathered Twigs Distress Inks, Ebosser, Hero Arts Glorious Petal Stencil, Clarity Stencil Brushes, Martha Stewart scoreboard, white cardstock, pollens, sequins, pearls & adhesive.

Instructions: Take a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base & ink lightly with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Take another piece of slightly smaller white cardstock & ink it with same ink but with a heavy application to make it darker. Take a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock & ink it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using Clarity Stencil Brush & Hero Arts Glorious Petal Stencil. Adhere both the pieces on the card base.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with Arianna Lace Die, ink it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink & cut it into half. Adhere both halves together alternating the petals. Curve the petals slightly & adhere it diagonally in the center of the card front as shown.

Stamp the Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set & Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set with Gathered Twigs Distress ink & die cut using matching dies from Classic Leaf Die. Ink them with the same ink. Next stamp the flowers from Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set, Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set & Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set with Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry & Seedless Preserve Distress Inks respectively. Die cut them using matching dies from  Botanical Wings Die, Delightful Daisy Die & Wildwood Florals Die. Ink them with same inks. Shape the flowers & leaves using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add pollens to the flower centers.

Arrange and adhere all the flowers & leaves as shown. Add some pearls to the die cut & square gold sequins to the background to add finishing touch to the card.

Beautiful To Me Gift Box

Beautiful To Me Gift Box

Other Products: Pearl adhesive string, ivory twine, Archival inks-Plum, Magenta Hue, Deep Purple, Jet Black, Leaf Green, Library Green, Sparkling Dust, Artificial pollens, Spellbinders Vitorial Arch die

Instructions: A round box has been altered and adorned with beautiful petunias. To begin, Start with the lid. Put the lid face up on a pattern paper from the paper collection and draw around the outer circle with a pencil. Cut 1/2 inch bigger than the drawn line.

Adhere the cut circle on the top of the lid with clear glue and make cuts at 1.2 inch interval on the paper outside the lid. Apply glue and adhere it inside the lid. Cut a border design from the pattern paper and add on the side of the lid.

To cover the base, put the base on the pattern paper and a circle outside the base. Cut the circle a little smaller than the line drawn and fit it inside the base. Adhere with glue. Measure the width of the base and cut the pattern paper 1/2 inch bigger than the measured width. Adhere the paper all around the sides. Make slits on top and apply glue. Fold the slits inside. Similarly cover the inside walls of the box with pattern paper.

Stamp the flowers in jet black ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour with pink and purple colours with sponge daubers and shape on the flower making tool kit. Follow Emma Lou's video for creating the flowers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dprO01NIts&t=561s

Stamp the leaves with library ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour the leaves using the green colours. 

Stamp and cut the filler flowers from the Classic rose die  and stamp set. Add Pollens to all the flowers. Apply glue on the flowers and add sparkling dust powder.

Cut two Victorian Arch from the white card stock and adhere on the lid. Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown, adding some twine bow. Finish by sticking adhesive pearls all around the lid. Add sentiment from pattern paper.

Fleur Corner Accents

Fleur Corner Accents

Other Products: White pearlised cardstock, green cardstock, 3D foam tape, Foamiran, waterproof black pigment ink, pink pigment ink, dark green alcohol ink, white glitter, floral stamens, floral mini berries, hot glue gun, liquid glass, magic glue, self-adhesive mini gems

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" white pearlised paper card base. Select the designer paper from the Wildwood Cottage Paper cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Die cut Fleur Border from white pearlised paper. Cut another layer Wildwood Cottage Paper cut at 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches, use dimensional adhesive to attach onto card.

To make the pink flowers stamp the flowers from the Blazing Poppy Petals stamp into white foamiran with black permanent waterproof ink and sponge the stamped images with the pink pigment ink before die cutting with the coordinating die. Use iron or heat gun to shape flower using your fingers, floral pink stamens. Sponge the petals with clear quick drying liquid glue, sprinkle white glitter.

To create leaf stamp with green alcohol ink into green paper and cut with the coordinating die and sponge the edges of the stamped leaf’s to create natural shadow.

Place Fleur Borders and Pockets Die using dimensional adhesive to attach onto card. Arrange the flowers and leaves over Borders. Glue it using hot glue gun. Decorate with purple floral mini berries. Use Liquid glass to create rose drops.

Day To Celebrate

Day To Celebrate

Other Products: White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, White Ribbon, Scor-Tape

You can watch a video on making the Classic Petunia here.

Instructions: My card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Make card base and cover with one of the card fronts from the paper collection. Stamp the flowers and leaves onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Shape flowers and leaves. Color petunias with Sponge Daubers and Rosebud ink. Use Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout ink for leaves. Add glitter to the flowers and set aside to dry. Using Tuxedo Black ink stamp the sentiment on the front of the card and tie a bow. I used a bit of Scor-Tape to adhere the bow to the front of my card. Now glue down the flowers and let everything dry and the card will be ready to go.

Birthday Petunia Splash

Birthday Petunia Splash

Other Products: White card stock, water color paper, VersaFine Black Ink, pop dots, paper trimmer, Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Broken China, water brush, MISTI, acrylic stamp block, Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel, silver sequins, silver ribbon, heat tool, wax paper or splat mat, spray bottle, water

Instructions: Create a 4.25" x 5.5" card base using white card stock. Trim a background mat from a piece of green patterned paper within the Classic Petunia paper collection just slightly smaller than the card base. Trim a piece of water color paper just slightly smaller than the green background mat. Using a permanent black ink stamp the petunia bouquet onto water color paper as shown. Apply a small amount of each ink color from ink pad onto wax paper or splat mat. Spritz with a tiny bit of water. Using an acrylic stamp block, pick up some of the pink color and apply ink using a smooshing technique to the petunias. Continue until you are happy with pattern and coverage. Repeat same process with green color applied to leaves and blue color adhered around bouquet. Add some blue and green ink to the top portion of card as well. Using a wet paint brush or water brush, pick up a tiny bit of blue ink and splatter onto card front. Repeat with green ink. Set with heat tool. Stamp birthday sentiment onto card front. Stamp celebrate sentiment under it. Drop some chunky white embossing enamel onto card front and heat set using heat tool from the backside of the paper. Adhere sequins and loop and tie ribbon as shown. Adhere card front to background mat using pop dots, then adhere to card base using pop dots as well.

Friendship Blooms

Friendship Blooms

Other Products: Archival, Sunflower, Plum, Library Green, Olive Green, Cactus Flower, Black, Styrofoam buds, Smooth white cardstock, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves,

Instructions: Click here to see an up close view of this card. The ready top fold card measures 6" by 8 1/2". Choose a dark green paper from the designer paper collection and cut 1/8th of an inch smaller to the card base. Distress all the four sides with scissors and layer it on the card base using foam tapes. Now cut another mat (1/4th " smaller to green mat.) from the same collection, distress the edges and mat it on a white card stock. Layer the top panel on the top of the green mat. Cut two tags from the same collection and mat them on white cardstock. Layer the tags as shown and stick half die cut of Raindrop of roses on top and another half on the base of the tags as shown. For the Botanic window, mat 2 die cuts together, distress using seedless preserves. Sponge the window die with an adhesive that dries clear and sprinkle Frosting Powder. Dust extras and then heat set a little. Complete the window by gluing it with designer paper. 

For flowers, purple flowers are stamped with Plum and painted using the cactus flower. For shaping Petunias check the video tutorial by Emma Lou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOy_qNB9OAk. Centre of the flowers is made with styrofoam buds which are colored using acrylic paints. Yellow flowers are stamped with olive green and then colored using olive green archival ink. Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown. Also, to complete the theme, add a sentiment from the same paper collection and add a stamped and die cut butterfly.

Petunia Gift Card Set

Petunia Gift Card Set

Other Products: Paper trimmer, May Arts green ribbon, Stampin Up ink in Melon Mambo, Early Espresso and Garden Green, glue dots, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Cut'N'Boss Machine.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOy_qNB9OAk to learn how to create Classic Petunias. Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create DIY treat boxes.

Instructions: Click here  for a close up view of this Gift Card Set. Die cut two tags from white cardstock with the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Die, two tags with the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Die from classic petunia paper, one tag and 4 rectangle tags with Luggage and Tags Die from petunia paper, and one gift box with white cardstock from Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die. Cut classic petunia paper to cover the gift box, two pieces at 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches and two pieces 3/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch. Assemble box and tags per directions on the video how to create DIY treat boxes. 

Stamp 6 petunia flowers in Melon Mambo ink onto white cardstock and die cut. Stamp leaves in Garden green ink onto white cardstock and diecut.  Stamp small petunia corner in black ink onto white cardstock and diecut. Color flowers with Stampin Up melon mambo and color vines with Stampin Up garden green ink with sponge dauber. Shape flowers per instructions on the video on how to create classic petunias. Please a small amount of glue sparingly on the flowers and spring with glitter. Attach petunia corner and completed petunias to the front of the gift box. Use glue to attach Hot Mamma prills to the center of the flowers.

Cut four pieces of cardstock 4 inches by 3 1/2 inches to make gift cards. Cut four pieces of classic petunia paper 3 3/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches and cover the card fronts. Attach rectangle tags and ribbon to the front of the cards. 

Select 2 x 3 1/2 inch card size on the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Cut 4 pieces of classic petunia paper 5 x 5 inches. Align the left edge of classic petunia paper to the 2 inch score line measurement. Punch and score the paper. Rotate the paper 90 degrees counter clockwise. Align the score mark with the score guide. Punch and score paper. Repeat these steps for all four corners of the paper. Make 4 envelopes 2 inch by 3 1/2 inch envelopes from designer paper with envelope make punch. Fold and glue envelopes. Cut small stamp images from the classic petunia paper. Glue to the upper right corner of the envelopes. Place cards and envelopes in assembled gift box.

Butterfly Corner Birthday

Butterfly Corner Birthday

Other Products: Pearl White Metallic Cardstock, Green Cardstock, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Misti, Big Shot, VersaMark, Ranger Magenta Embossing powder, Double Sided Adhesive, Dimension Foam Tape, Swarovski Crystals

Watch this tutorial to see how to shape the Classic Petunia https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk

Instructions: Create a 6 x 6 card base using the Pearl White Metallic Cardstock. Using green cardstock, cut a 5 7/8 x 5 7/8" mat layer. Starting at the top left of the green layer, add a 4 x 4 piece of double side adhesive. Add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear to the adhesive and burnish. Cut a Pearl White mat layer 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and emboss it with the butterfly embossing folder. Cut an aperture in the top left side of this layer using the Decorative Butterfly Corner Die. Glue the white layer to the green layer and then adhere to the base using dimensional tape. Cut a 5 7/8 x 5 7/8" panel from the Classic Petunia paper pad and adhere to the inside of the base. 

Stamp the Classic Petunia leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut using the Classic Petunia Die. Ink the edges and color using the Stack and Store Daubers.

Stamp the Classic Petunia flowers with Berrylicious ink and die cut using the Classic Petunia die. Color the flowers with Berrylicious and Rose Bud inks. Shape the flowers and the leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, add Prills to the centers and glitter with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. 

Stamp the Classic Petunia corner bouquet with VersaMark, emboss with gold embossing powder, color and shape. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and heat emboss with Magenta Embossing Powder. Using the Cut Mat Create Die, cut out the sentiment and mat it with a green layer. 

Add the flowers, leaves, corner bouquet and Swarovski crystals to the card as shown. Adhere the sentiment using dimensional tape.

Dogwood And Dove Triangle Card

Dogwood And Dove Triangle Card

Other Products: White Cardstock, Glue gun, Seam binding, Cheese Cloth, Pink Stamen, Crop a dile, Spectrum Marker DG4, GB10, DR5, Foam tape, Lace, Versafine Black, Distress Ink Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Pearl pen, Spellbinder Label

Find out how to shape the dogwood flowers here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI8RqHAt3vE

Instructions: Click here for a close up view of this card. Cut a piece of White Cardstock of 12 x 6" and score at the long side at 3 and 6". Now fold the card in half and on the open side you put a mark on the bottom of the card in the middle then you cut from the upper corner left and right to the mark so it looks like a banner now. Now you do this again with a piece of 6 x 6" and make a mark on 1 side in the middle and cut it the same as the first one. Fold the bigger card at the 3". Now you glue the smaller piece on top of that 3 Inch piece, then you have a easel card. From the paper collection you cut 2 of those banners 1/4 Inch smaller than the cards, glue 1 on the standing part and 1 on the bottom, glue some lace all the way around. Stamp a sentiment in Teal Zeal onto white cardstock and diecut with the Spellbinders label and glue this on the bottom part, now your card will stand up.

Stamp all the Dogwood flowers in Victorian Velvet ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the Rose Vines and the Dove in black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Color them in the colors you want, I used the Victorian Velvet, the Bamboo leaves and the Vintage photo. Color the dove with Teal Zeal ink. Shape the flowers, leaves and dove. In the middle of the flowers I made a hole and I put some stamens in.

Now you can decorate your card with a ribbon and flowers. Use Dries Clear glue along with Crystal Clear powder on flowers. I cut off the tail of the dove and glued it on top and I glued the tail behind the dove.

Sunrise Lily Gift Box

Sunrise Lily Gift Box

Other products: Die Cutting Machine, ribbon, black cardstock 

See how to make the Sunrise Lily flowers here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxqgadNKNE

Instructions: To make the gift box die cut the base of the gift box with the HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die out of the green paper and assemble using Dries Clear glue. Die cut the front and back tags with the HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die out of the pink patterned paper and adhere to the front and back of the gift box.

Die cut the vase from the patterned paper and adhere to the front of the box.

To make the lilies stamp the flower images from the HCP1-3720 Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp with the Pearlescent Coral ink and the leaves with Pistachio ink. Die cut with the coordinating die. Diecut the lily stamens from black cardstock. Lightly sponge the centre of the flowers with Cantaloupe and sponge the edges of the flowers with Coral ink. Shape the flowers and assemble. Sponge the leaves with New Sprout and sponge the edges with Pistachio and adhere to the lilies.

Using Dries Clear glue add Frosting Powder to the flowers and heat to set.

Add the flowers to the front of the gift box as shown. Die cut the tag using Luggage and Tags die and attach to gift box. Add ribbon to the top of gift box.

Elegant Petunia Border

Elegant Petunia Border

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 4 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6" x 8 1/2", score at 1 1/4" and fold to make card base. Stamp sentiment from Small Classic Petunia Set on lower right with black ink. Die cut border with white cardstock using Regal Borders & Pocket Die. Adhere border about 1/2" from top of card using pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp petunia border from Large Classic Petunia Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching die from the Large Classic Petunia Die Set. Adhere to border using Designer Dries Clear Glue and small pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape for flowers that are above border.

Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Once dry, add Clear Wink of Stella to flowers and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter. Add adhesive pearls as pictured.

Petunia Wishes

Petunia Wishes

Other Products: Specrtum Noir Markers FL3; LG4; BP1 & 2, Spellbinder Filigree Delight A2

Instructions: Prepare a card base of 5 x 7" topped with a piece 4 7/8 x 6 7/8" of the Classic Petunia paper. Cut a Filigree Delight out of the

white card stock and adhere in the center of the card. Stamp the Petunia Bouquet in Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Cut out with the Filigree Delight small oval from white cardstock. Color the petunia bouquet with the spectrum Markers and attach onto oval with D-Dots. Add D-Dots to the back of the oval and adhere to card.

Stamp 2 of the corner Petunia corners in Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Color petunia corners and add to the card as shown. Cut the sentiment tag out with the Luggage and tag die and add to the card. To finish add glitter to the leaves and flowers.

Petunia And Hummingbird Window

Petunia And Hummingbird Window

Other Products: Micro Beads, White card stock, Purple card stock, Light green card stock, Glossy white card stock, Copic Markers, Violet Dye ink, Light green dye ink, Pearls, Glitter, Crystal Stickles, Ribbon (light green), Fun Foam, 3-M Foam tape.    

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6". Start with 12 x 6” heavy weight white card stock, score at 6” and fold in half tent style. Glue a piece of purple card stock 5 7/8 X 5 7/8” to the card base. 

Cut a piece of Fun foam to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" size and a piece of designer paper to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" from the Petunia collection. Diecut the Botanic Window opening from the Fun Foam as well as the designer paper, making so that both windows will line up with each other. Glue the Fun Foam to the back of designer paper matching window openings. On a piece of glossy white card stock large enough to cover the window opening, sponge with a violet and a light green dye ink then glue it to the back of the Fun Foam window. Then add the Fun Foam/decorative paper and glossy paper sandwich to the card base on top of the purple card stock. 

Die cut the Botanic Window frame pieces out of white linen card stock and then glue to the window opening. Die cut the Regal Border from white linen and glue to the top of the card. 

Stamp and die cut small Petunia Flowers in Violet ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp leaves and branches in Memento Bamboo Leaves onto light green cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp Regal Hummingbirds in Black onto white card stock and diecut with coordinating dies.

Color hummingbirds with Copic Markers, sponge flowers with violet and leaves with light green. Lightly mist flowers with water then shape with Flower Shaping Kit. Let flowers dry completely, fill centers with dark purple micro beads. Shape leaves.

Glue 2 Classic Leaf die cuts left of the window (one on top and one on the bottom) then arrange flowers on top of the Classic Leaf die cuts.  Fill in with Leafy Branch Leaves and light green ribbon “tails”. Stick foam tape on the backs of hummingbirds and attach them to the card. Make a bow, having long tails, for the top right side of card and then add one flower on top of the bow. Finish decorating with pearl halves and glitter. Add Crystal Stickles to the hummingbird’s wings and tails.

Petunia Tissue Box

Petunia Tissue Box

Other Products: MDF tissue box, white cardstock, paper trimmer, Archival purple ink, pollens, sequins

How to shape Petunia flower check here.

Instructions: Taken MDF tissue Box size 4.875” x 4.875” x 5.125 (Square in size). Then cover the box with beautiful petunia pattern paper and distress the edges with Archival purple ink. 

Stamp some of the petunia flowers in Archival purple ink and some in Olive green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp petunia leaves in Olive green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Sponge petunias that were stamped in purple with Archival purple and ColorBox Berrylicious ink. Sponge leaves with Olive green ink. Shape flowers and leaves. Attach pollens in the centers of some of the flowers. Sprinkle flowers with diamond dust. 

Die cut ornate border and pocket die and another one of delicate border basics die from white cardstock. Apply a layer of frosting powder on the edges of the borders and pattered paper. Attach borders onto box. Attach petunia card front and tags.

Then create a composition of flowers and leaves on the top. On the side bottom left side of the box make another composition of flowers. Add little sequins to the top of box to finish.

Fuchsia Memories

Fuchsia Memories

Other Products: White cardstock, Mdf Shadow Box, Mdf words, Mdf Butterflies, Distress Inks - Seedless Preserve, Peeled Paint, Distress Ink paint Seedless Preserve, 3D Foam pads, Hot Glue Gun, Tacky Glue and Glitter.

Watch this video to see how to shape the fuchsias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfE_p3jAxpU.

Instructions: Click here to see a close up view of this Frame. Draw around all your mdf onto paper and cut it out. Glue this to the mdf with Tacky Glue, add some of the shaped layers into the center using the inside of the frame for a template. Add a tag on an angle for extra depth. Layer all these with 3d Foam Tape. 

Colour your words and butterflies with Distress ink paint Seedless Preserve. Glue onto the frame with Tacky dries clear glue as pictured.

Stamp the cascading fuchsia flowers in Seedless Preserves onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Use Sponge daubers along with Seedless Preserves ink to color the flowers and Peeled Paint ink to color the leaves. Shape flowers and leaves using the Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Arrange these around the top half of the frame and glue into place with a hot Glue Gun.

Today's Possibilities Tag

Today's Possibilities Tag

Other Products: Canson water color paper; heat tool;  pollens;  masking tape; craft mat; mini mister; Distress Inks in Dusty concord; Peeled paint and Vintage Photo. Seam binding; gold glimmer mist; Ideaology words and phrases chipboard; Scrapiniec chipboard; Spellbinders Industrial 2 Die; Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles 

Watch this video https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk to see how to shape the Classic Petunias.

Instructions: Tag base is 8.5 x 5.5" on canson water color paper. I cut two pieces from pattern paper measuring 4 x 4" and distressed edge. These will go behind the pierced rectangle. For tag; place on craft mat and mask off edges as shown. Do smooching technique by rubbing distress inks on mat and spritz with water; place water color paper on ink and smear heat setting in between layers. Cut two tags using Luggage and tag die on canson water color paper and do same technique. When dry place back down on craft mat and randomly stamp the large elegant script and moments with you with dusty concord distress ink. Randomly stamp the Moments stamp too. Splatter with gold glimmer mist. When you are happy with the look, peel off masking tape to view white edge. 

Stamp your petunias in Dusty Concord onto water color paper and diecut. Stamp petunia leaves in Peeled Paint onto watercolor paper and diecut. Color with flowers and leaves with distress inks. Use crystal clear glitter and add pollen to center. 

Cut out a medium rectangle from pierced rectangles and ink edges with dusty concord. Attach two smaller tags to back below the pattern paper piece. To color seam binding drop few drops of reinker of dusty concord into plastic bag, add seam binding and smoosh around until binding has absorbed the color. Heat set dry and crinkle in hands at same time. Cut photo to work with chipboard. Cut out Industrial 2 dies from spellbinders and colour with vintage photo ink and dusty concord. Build layers on card as shown tucking in extra petunias. Attach word phrase chipboard. I matted the tag on chipboard to make this nice and sturdy.

Petunia Bow Card

Petunia Bow Card

Other Products: Cut File, White Card Stock, Purple Card Stock, Archival Ink Watering Can, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Quickie Glue Pen, Lavender Micro Glitter, Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder, Brilliance Ink Moonlight White, White Superfine Embossing Powder, Violet Embossing Powder and die cutting machine.

Instructions: Start by assembling the Bow Card according to the directions found here using paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection for the panels. 

The floral image in the center was stamped on white card stock with Watering Can and die cut with the matching die and colored using the Stack and Store Daubers and Lime Pastel ink before covering with a quickie glue pen and sprinkling with Lavender Micro Glitter. The flower container was stamped on White card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder before die cutting with the matching die. The Petunia flowers were stamped on White card stock with Moonlight White and heat embossed with Superfine White Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die before being colored using the Stack and Store Daubers and Wisteria ink and finally shaped with the Flower Shaping tool. The leaves were stamped on white card stock with Moonlight White and heat embossed with Superfine White Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die and colored using the Stack and Store Daubers and Lime Pastel ink before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and attaching as shown. Both the Ornate Border and flourish accents were die cut from white cardstock using the Ornate Borders and Pocket die and the Arianna Lace die and attached as shown. Finally the sentiment was stamped on white card stock using Versamark and heat embossed with Violet Embossing Powder before die cutting with the Cut Mat Create 1B arrow Die.

Vellum Petunia Thank You

Vellum Petunia Thank You

Other Products: Ranger Heat Gun, Bone folder, Paper distressing tool, Hole pricking tool, Scissors, Ruler, Round inking tool, Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Spellbinder dies: S4-5364 Phrase set 2 Thank You, Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Purple organza Ribbon, Misti, Purple card stock, Purple embroidery thread and needle, Bow maker

Instructions: This slider card when completed measures 7" x 8.1/2"(17.8 cm x 21.5 cm). Taking the white card stock cut to 11" x 8 1/2"(27.9 cm x 21.5 cm ). Along the 11 (27.9 cm ) length make 2 x folds at 2" (5.1 cm ). Make these into hill and valley folds. This will make a background of 7"(17.7 cm ) and the card foot to 2" (5.1 cm ). Taking the white card stock, cut a slider 3.1/2" x 3.1/2" (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm ) and the card front 7" (17.7 cm ) long x 5.1/2" (14 cm ) high. Taking the purple card stock cut a matting layer for all a little smaller. Find the design paper in the paper collection and cut to size once a gain a little smaller than the purple card stock. Ink the edges with the Dusty concord distress ink and inking tool. Prick holes along the edge of the card front design paper then embroider with thread using backstitch. Distress this edge with the paper distresser. Adhere this paper to the card by using the double side foam tape, the rest of the papers with clear drying glue or double sided tape. 

Once the card has been made, make all the flowers and the leaves using the vellum paper and the white embossing powder. Color the flowers and leaves on the backside. Shape carefully as not to crack the embossing powder. Make a double triple bow from the organza ribbon. Taking the purple card stock die cut the sentiment five times then adhere the layers together. Adhere all the embellishments in their place. Apply the prills to the flower centres using the clear drying glue or the crystal lacquer. Apply the crystal lacquer to the sentiment.

Tropical Memo Board

Tropical Memo Board

Other Products: Altered message board from thrift shop, Sticky Notes, black cardstock, white cardstock, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Coral Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Misty, Mini Mister, paper trimmer, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (G40, G46, YR20, YR23, BG10, B00, B12, B23, Y11, Y13, Y15), double sided tape, Spellbinders Nesting Circle Die, Sponge Daubers, 

Instructions: Cut green designer paper from Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection to fit frame.  

Stamp the lovebirds on X-Press It Blending Cardstock using Black ink and diecut. Color the Lovebirds, flowers and leaves with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - (G40, G46, YR20, YR23, BG10, B00, B12, B23,  Y11, Y13 and  Y15). Die cut the image with the Tropical Parrots Die Set. Die cut 4 more images on black cardstock and adhere to the back of the colored image. This will provide strength.   

Using Spellbinders nesting circle die, cut one circle for a mat for the lovebirds. Die cut a nested circle from the yellow and orange designer paper. Adhere the mats and pop the image up with dimensional dots. Adhere the matted lovebirds to the altered memo board.  

Stamp the leaves from the Tropical Paradise Stamp Set in black ink onto white cardstock and diecut. Color with G40 and G46 Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.

Stamp the Plumeria in Coral ink on white cardstock. Cut with the corresponding die. Shape the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Emma Lou has a wonderful video on creating and shaping the plumeria flower here. The flowers were sponged with Coral and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Some Go Man Go Prills were sprinkled around the center of the flowers.   

Teal Gala Glitz was adhered to the left side and base of the  picture using Dries Clear Adhesive. The leaves and plumeria were adhered.  

The sentiment was die cut from the Tropical Parrots Die Set and adhered to the center of the picture with Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere the Sticky Notes to the bottom of the message board. 

I love everything you and your staff do. My only problem is that I'm retired with low income and can't afford all the different dies and stamps. Wish I could. The work is fantastic!!!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 12:51 AM
All these projects care absolutely beautiful and inspires me to get started on my own project with the few stamps & dies that I recently purchased!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 01:23 AM
The amazing different cards and items you can do with Heartfelt Creations products. Even though I cannot afford them, (by the way have given lots of hints that they would make excellent pressie for my next birthday!!!), I certainly get inspired by all the wonderful ideas and techniques you share. So thankyou from a very big fan!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 03:49 AM
Love so many of these gorgeous projects. Where do I find more hours in the day?
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 04:18 AM
Hi, More beautiful cards to give me great ideas on how to use my stamps. Thanks very much.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:31 AM
Everyone of the card projects are beautiful.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:14 AM
Absolutely fabulous.Can't pick a favorite, i like them all.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:17 AM
Beautiful designs as always, Heartfelt Creations has top notch stamps, dies and papers for everyone's individual creativity,
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 09:26 AM
The projects you share are always so creative and inspiring. I always find so many ideas and new ways to use the stamps, dies, and papers for each new set. Thanks for continuing to share such creativity.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 09:51 AM
Love the memo board.! I usually do cards, but I loved how useful it would be. The composition and colors are gorgeous.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 12:44 PM
While all of these posted projects are lovely, the simplicity of Kathleen's Elegant Petunia Border card has really drawn my attention. Understated elegance best describes this beautifully designed card. Nice!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 01:34 PM
Beautiful World Layout is my favorite.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:19 PM
They are all beautiful. Wish I could afford all your stamps and dies. I love them all.
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:48 PM
Your designs are incredible and I just wish I had the money t do them I am 79 years old and they inspire me to create
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:58 PM
Beautiful inspirational cards! Thanks for your creativity!
Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:36 AM
I love all your products. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful ideas.
Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:28 PM
They are all so beautiful ,gets the creative juices flowing , I've already made the Petunia watering can for a friend in the hospital it really encouraged her. I so enjoy all the projects you provide God Bless . Lynda from Rockford Il.
Monday 5th of June 2017 12:51 PM
These card samples are all so lovely it's hard to choose which one to try first. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful creations.
Monday 5th of June 2017 09:27 PM
Love all your stamps & dies. I have many of them. I used 2 different sets this last week-end. They always look so pretty when done. Also all the videos are so helpful. You make it look so easy. Thanks!!
Monday 19th of June 2017 10:15 AM
This was an amazing group that was made. I loved all of them and I am waiting for my order to get here so I can start making some of these cards and that beautiful round box. I have one that I have had for years and now I will make it with my beautiful Heartfelt flowers. Thank you all so much.
Monday 19th of June 2017 03:26 PM
All your cards are beautiful ,I also like watch the videos thank you for you beautiful work.
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:01 AM
OMG! Everything is so beautiful.I Love all the flowers and especially the Vellum flowers!! Love, Love.
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 10:33 PM
Thankyou for all the e-mails of beautiful card projects to make with the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. I spend hours looking at the projects and working out how they are done the dies and stamp are amazing quality I absolutely love using them. I like many others am retired and on limited income so have to choose wisely what I buy.
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 09:04 AM