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How are you doing today, my friend? How are you spending the first days of April.....are you taking time to create something beautiful today? How about getting started on some cheery springtime cards, and get a head start on your birthday and springtime projects. 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

Fabulous Floral Folds

Fabulous Floral Folds
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Blushing Rose Stem Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3755
Blushing Rose Stem Die, HCD1-7113
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
5" x 7" Foldout Cards-Black, HCCF1-444-1
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, TSSZ51
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Pink, White and Black cardstock, foam dots,

For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/wxX94X84kUo.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Using the Black fold out card follow the video to see how to cut the paper and use the border dies. After you have accomplished that, glue the first 3 together making it a regular fold out card.

Cut out 3 of the tags from the paper collection, mat with black cardstock and adhere in-between the 2 front layers as shown.

Cut 3 of the Window Box Elements from black cardstock, glue together making it chipboard like for more strength. Locate the sentiment from the bottom of one of the sheets from the paper collection and adhere to the center after adding glitter to it.

Stamp the leaves (3) on white with the Olive Green ink and color in with the Bamboo Leaves, cut out, shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere to the card.

Cut out 2 of the swirls from the Cut Mat and Create die set, adhere to card.

Stamp the flowers on pink with the Rouge ink, cut out, place in the Flower mold, and finish shaping with the Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere to card.

To complete the card, add Prills to the center of each flower and glitter to all the leaves and flowers using dries clear adhesive.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Fleur Bordered Peonies

Fleur Bordered Peonies
Products Used
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: A5 card, Impress dye ink in Old Rose and Emerald, Colored Pencils, White Cardstock, Glue Gun 3D Foam Tape Die Cutting Machine.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut two panels of white card stock. Cut so you have a mat, and layer to fit your A5 Card base. Take the mat piece and lay your decorative Fleur Border Basics dies on it. Add tape to hold dies in place and run through your die cutting machine. Take the smaller layer of card and place this over the ones we just cut add the plain die in place and tape, run this through your die cutting machine. Ink the layer with the decorative edged with your Old Rose ink pad and a dauber, and glue this to your card. Add the white layer on top with glue.

Stamp your Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp in Old Rose and Emerald ink, colour with coordinating coloured pencils. Die cut, shape the buds and layer these on to your card with 3d foam tape. Stamp and diecut the Large and Small Sweet Peony flowers in Old Rose ink, die cut and shape using the 3D Floral Basic mold.

Stamp the peony leaves in Emerald ink, diecut and shape using your flower shaping kit.

Die cut out one of the tag sentiments from the paper pad. Arrange as shown and adhere using Dries clear glue and hot glue.

Created by: Sandra Carey

Print Project

Beautiful Peony Banners

Beautiful Peony Banners
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vibrant Fuchsia, RACP524
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Green card stock, Yellow thread pollens Styrofoam buds from ICraft, Paper distressing tool, scoreboard, die-cutting machine.

For more tips on creating the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: The ready card base measures 6" X 7 1/2". For the top panel, choose the pattern paper from the Sweet Peony Designer Paper Collection and cut 5 3/4" by 7 1/4". Distress the edges with the paper distressing tool and tear a little more as shown for extra interest. Cut dark pink pattern paper a little bigger than the top panel so that it can create a border all around the top panel. Layer both the papers using foam dots. Tuck in a piece of white die cut from Sweet Heart Border die as shown.

Cut 2 pieces of pattern paper measuring, 4" X 5 1/2" and 3 1/2" X 4 1/2". Create banners and distress the edges using the paper distressing tool. Mat both the banners on white cardstock, showing a little white border around. Layer both the banners using foam dots and adhere it on the left side of the ready top panel.

For flowers, stamp multiple images from the Small Sweet Peony Cling Set and Large Sweet Peony Cling Set with Archival plum. Cut them using their coordinating dies and paint them using Magenta Hue and Vibrant Fuschia. Shape the flowers inwards using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble one large, 2 medium and 5 buds. The flower centers are created using yellow thread pollens from Icraft and styrofoam buds which are painted green using archival ink leaf green. The buds have green sepals which are cut from green paper using Classic Sunflower die. The filler flowers are created using Wildwood Floral Stamp and die set. They are inked using Archival ink, Buttercup and then shaped using Deluxe flower Shaping Kit.

For leaves, the images from Classic Rose Cling Stamp set are stamped using Library Green Archival, Cut using its coordinating die and painted using Leaf Green and Olive Green. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Once all the elements are ready, create a bouquet on the banners as shown and finish the card by adding a sentiment from the paper collection and add Crystal Clear Powder for extra sparkle.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Bows, Lace and Blossoms

Bows, Lace and Blossoms
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White, NU651
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Heat It Craft Tool, RAHT
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436

Other Products: Hot Glue Gun, Sponge, Misti, Big Shot Plus, Scissor, Floral Oriental Cardstock, Really Reasonable Pink Ribbon, Bow-it-All 2, Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Rose Embossing Folder, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 6" x 12". Score on the long side at 6"and fold card on the score line to create a 6" x 6" tent fold card. Using the decorative edge, diecut the bottom using the Classic Border Basics die. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Dry using the Heat It Craft Tool. Cut a piece of the lighter pink designer paper 6" x 6", ink the edges with Magenta Hue and adhere to the inside of the card using dries clear adhesive. Cut a piece of the darker pink designer paper 6" x 5" die cut the edge using the plain edge die and ink the edges with Magenta Hue. Cut a piece of the white cardstock 6" x 4 3/4" and die cut the edge using the scalloped edge die. Emboss the white paper using the rose embossing folder.

Using the Bow-it-All 2, make a triple loop bow from pink ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon to fit across the top of the embossed white layer. Be sure to cut it long enough so that it can be wrapped around the back and adhered there. Now adhere the layers together as shown using dries clear adhesive.

Stamp the blossoms from the Rain Boots and Blossoms stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink, color with the Zig markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. Add Nuvo Crystal white drops to the puff flowers and let dry. Spray with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear.

Stamp Small Peonies on Floral Oriental White cardstock with Magenta Hue ink. Color with Rose Madder and Magenta Hue ink, diecut using the coordinating dies, shape using the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold and finish the shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the petals to create one medium flower. Stamp the Leaves from the Large Peony Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Olive ink, color with Leaf Green and Magenta Hue. Die cut using the coordinating die and add more Olive color around the edges.

Add Minnie Pearls Prills to the flower center. Sponge the peony and the leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Adhere the bow, flower, leaves and blossoms to the card as shown using a hot glue gun.

Created by: Janet Saieva

Print Project

Gifted Blossoms

Gifted Blossoms
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11, GBKK811B1
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315942
Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315945
Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315951
Cut Mat Create 1B Die, HCD-750
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Grass Green 3D Stamp Paint, 284095
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Card Shadow Box Set-White, HCBC1-456-2
Bright Pearl Stamens-Medium, HCS1-458-2
3D Rose Shaping Mold, HCFB1-462
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Notes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3818
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die, HCD1-7172
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Coffee, RACP451
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614

Other Products: Maroon archival Ink, Pink card stock, Hot Glue Gun, Water Mister, Bone folder, Scissors, Ruler, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Misti stamping tool, Crop-a-dial, Walnut stain distress ink, Water paint brush, Red glass beads. Green organza ribbon.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. The finished size of this box is 4.44" x 3.30" (11.3cm x 8.4cm). The smaller sized shadow box is used for this project. Taking the paper pad for this collection, find the print with the bricks on it. Cut this to fit all the sides, inside, front and back cover of the shadow box base. Taking the cut mat create die set, find the cutting die to fit the hole in the box 2.5" x 3.5". Using the die cut the hole into the printed-paper so it will match the hole in the precut shadow box. Apply the walnut stain ink to all the edges of the box. Cut from the clear card stock to fit the box inside front. Adhere the clear card stock in place to close the hole in the box. Apply a little clear drying glue with the aid of a sponge to the edge of the box front and clear card stock. Sprinkle the glitter and leave to dry. Taking the printed-paper cut the box wrapper to fit the box. Ink the edges with the walnut stain ink Cut a matting from the pink card stock, ink the edges with the walnut stain ink. Adhere to the box wrapper with the 3d foam tape. Use the printed-paper cut from the box hole to mat the pink card stock. Before adhering in place, ink the edges.

To make the flowers: Taking the stamps and dies for the Sweet Peony's, stamp using the Archival inks and white card-stock. Bring color to the stamped flower petals and leaves with the 3d stamping inks. This will give a beautiful metallic sheen to your flowers. Taking the crop-a-dile, make a small hole in the center of each petal. Using the flower shaping molds bring shape to the petals. Both the rose and basic flower-shaping molds were used for the peonies. The yellow stamens are used for the peony centers. Thread the stamens through the holes as you stack the flower petal layers. See the video to see how this is done. Use the clear drying glue to apply the glitter to the flower petals then put aside to dry. For the lilacs they are stamped colored then die cut. Spritz with water then using the lilac flower mold to bring the shape to the petal. This saves so much time using the flower shaping molds.

Make four of the lilac swirls as a base for the flower clusters. By stamping, coloring and die cutting, then trim to fit the corners of both the box and box wrapper. The flowers for the box are not 3d but are layered with beads adhered to the flower centers. Arrange and adhere as seen in the project photo. Do the same for the box wrapper. Adhere the ribbon to the box opening and tie the box closed with a bow.

Created by: Susan Smit

Print Project

Special Moments

Special Moments
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, TSSZ51
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Pink Peony, RACP649

Other Products: White Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Stampendous Shaved Ice, Half Pearls

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: My card is 4 1/4 X 4 1/4". Find instructions here for the easel card. Make the card base and cover with the paper collection. I cut out two of the sentiments from the paper collection and used one on the top of the card and one to be part of the section that stops the card from closing. I adhered both with dimensional tape the smaller one on the top of the card has a half pearl glued to it. The element that is used to keep the card open has three half pearls above it to also help in holding the card open; you can use either one to hold it open.

Stamp, cut out and color the flower petals and leaves. I used Pink Peony ink for the peony and black for the other floral elements then Olive Green for the leaves. I ran the flower petals through the Vagabond inside the mold and then finished shaping using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Now add some glue and sprinkle Crystal Clear over the flower petals; set everything aside to dry. Now is also the time to sprinkle Shaved Ice over the other floral element. Once everything is dry glue in place and the card is finished.

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Sweet Blossoming Peony

Sweet Blossoming Peony
Products Used
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174

Other Products: Ultimate Crafts Ornate Frame embossing folder, Foam tape, Pearls, Crafter's Companion Construction card, Craft Knife

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Cut a piece of cardstock 14" x 7", score along the long side and fold to make a 7" x 7" card. Cut a piece of the patterned striped paper 7" x 7" and adhere to the front of the card. Cut four lace borders from the Sweetheart and Borders die set. Cut a piece of dark pink paper 6" x 6" and adhere the borders to the back of this paper and then adhere to the base card. Cut the small 4" x 4" square patterned panel from the paper collection and adhere to the centre of the pink paper. Cut a piece of white cardstock 5" x 5" and emboss with the Ornate Frame embossing folder. Using a craft knife trim the centre out. Adhere to the front of the pink paper with foam strips. Cut the sentiment from the patterned paper and adhere to the centre as shown. Adhere pearls to the sides as shown.

Stamp the large and small peony images from the HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp set in Rouge ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the images in with Rouge and Canteloupe inks with the Stack and Store daubers. Stamp the large and small peony bud images from the HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp set in Rouge and Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock. Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and the buds with Rouge and Cantaloupe inks. Adhere the buds and peonies to the front of the card as shown.

To finish adhere pearls around the white embossed border.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

Darling Dogwood Basket

Darling Dogwood Basket
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
Singing in the Rain Paper Collection, HCDP1-286
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vibrant Fuchsia, RACP524
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436

Other Products: Archival Ink Shadow Grey, Grey and Black Card Stock, Distress Ink (Rasberry Pink), Foam tape, double sided tape, Sizzix, Trimmer, Stamens, Zig brushes.

To see how to shape the flowering dogwood, watch the video at https://youtu.be/gI8RqHAt3vE.

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. We all love pretty way of gifting our handcrafted goodness and love. Today the basket speaks of the same. Take any color card stock and cut it as 8 1/4"x6 3/4". Score all sides at 2" and fold it. Take any pattern paper and cut it at 1/8" less for all the sides and adhere to it. Fold the box and adhere all the sides. For the handle cut a long strip of colored strip of paper that measures 1.5"x10". Cut a piece of pattern paper which measures 1"x10" and adhere to it. In order to decorate the handle die cut a piece of decorative border die and adhere to it. Once all done, tuck in the handle on both the sides.

To decorate the basket, die cut 2 pieces of decorate die from a white card stock. I have placed the die cuts on both opposite ends of the basket. For the flowers, I have stamped various pieces of the flowering dogwood using plum Archival ink from a white card stock. Die cut and then color the die cuts using Pink and Green archival ink. Sprinkle some water and dampen the flower die cut pieces. Shape them using the deluxe flower shaping kit and then add prills to the flower centers. Assemble the flowers with some frills and leaves. For the frills and filler flowers I have used the lush Lilac flowers and also the filler image colored using the zig brushes.

Created by: Piyanki Biswas

Print Project

Circle of Breathtaking Blooms

Circle of Breathtaking Blooms
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7154
Assorted Pearl Stamens-Medium, HCS1-459-2
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower, RACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Coffee, RACP451
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green, RACP962
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436

Other Products: White Cardstock; 5mm foam buds from Icraft; Glue Gloss; Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the Classic Wedding collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/ZuuhGgnasDA.

Instructions: For Card Base: Card base is 5.5 x 7.5" on white card. Cut a pattern paper from collection measuring 5.25 x 7.25". Cut a white mat 5x7 and attach on top of base. Cut a pattern 4.75 x 6.75" for top panel of card. Attach to card base. Using the Eyelet circle set, use the eyelet die on white card and the third largest circle to cut a coordinating pattern. Cut out the Decorative Medallion Die on white card and adhere this behind the eyelet circle and attach to card front so it sits just off on the right as shown.

Stamp out 3 sets of the large peony using coffee archival ink on white card. Stamp and cut out 2 sets of the small peony (the largest flower in this set) using coffee archival ink on white card. Cut out the smallest peony on white card and we will use these as fillers as shown. Color centers of the flowers with sunflower archival ink and outer edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Pierce in center with paper piercer to make room for stamen and foam buds. Stamp and cut one set of the smallest peony using sunflower archival ink on white card, we will be using these as fillers. Color these using the sunflower ink.

Stamp and cut 3 medium peony leaves using coffee archival ink on white card. Stamp and cut out two of the classic rose vines using archival ink on white card. Color both with fern green and leaf green archival ink.

To mold the flowers I have cut an older molding mat in half and hot glued it together to form a double layer molding mat. This allows some deeper shaping abilities. Insert the foam bud in the center of the second largest peony placing glue in center, attach another layer of flower then add a layer of the largest peony. Note: Color the foam buds using the sunflower archival ink, these will go in the centers. Create two large flowers this size. Create four small peony with Sunflower ink and use these as fillers. Insert Pearl Stamen into centers. DO not throw away the cut off wire stems.

Take the stylus tool and wrap the cut off wire around the stylus to form a curly wire piece, insert these throughout the flower clusters to add some detail. Detail all the flowers and leaves with Crystal Clear. Complete card as shown in my sample.

Created by: Karan Gerber

Print Project

Divine Botanical Celebration

Divine Botanical Celebration
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lime Pastel, 71026
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Botanic Window Die, HCD1-7100
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rock Candy Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-4
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Green cardstock, pearls, twine, glue gun, mini mister, Misti, black foam mat, double sided tape, 1/16 inch paper punch, Ranger Dries Clear Crackle Paint.

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Cut white cardstock at 11 x 5 1/2 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold card. Cut green cardstock at 5 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 inches. Cut designer paper from the Sweet Peony Designer Collection at 5 x 5 inches. Sponge the designer paper with Lime Pastel ColorBox ink. Adhere the layers using double sided tape.

Stamp the Small Peony petals on 65# white cardstock. Die cut with the coordinating die. Punch a small hole in the center of the petals. Sponge the petals with Rose Coral ColorBox ink. Stamp the leaves on green cardstock and die cut. Sponge the leaves with Memento Olive Grove ink. Gently mist the petals and leaves with water and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Insert and glue the stamen in the center of flowers. Apply a small amount of Crackle Paint to the petals and sprinkle with a small amount of glitter.

Die cut the Botanic Window Die from white cardstock. Cut an additional window from green cardstock and the black foam mat for added dimension. Using the Tool N' One, weed the decorative elements. Adhere the layers using Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere to the card base.

Apply the pearls to the front of the Botanic Window using Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere the leaves and peony flowers using a hot glue gun. Cut the Celebrate sentiment from the Sweet Peony Designer Paper. Attach the sentiment along with a twine bow.

Created by: Marie Gamber

Print Project

Abundant Birthday Blooms

Abundant Birthday Blooms
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rock Candy Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-4
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Buttercup, RACP632
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: Black chip board 8 "x 4", white modeling paste, stencil-use any, corrugated paper, ribbon, Gansai Tami water color, 6 mm Styrofoam bud. Micro mini pearl beads, water color paper

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Cut two papers with very subtle backgrounds and adhere to the front and back of the chipboard. Add a strip of paper and add another strip of corrugated paper .

Add some texture with the help of stencil and modeling paste and let it dry. Stamp the peony flowers with black ink on watercolor paper, and die cut using the matching die. Stamp two big flowers and a few buds. Color the image with the help of Gansai Tambi watercolor. Any watercolor medium can be used.

To make the flowers, stamp the floral petals with black ink. Cut with matching die. Colour with Rose madder, plum and buttercup inks using a sponge dauber. Mist the petals with water and pass through the flower mold. Further shape the petals with the deluxe flower shaping tool kit. Make flower centers with foam bud and pollens and adhere through the petals to make two layer flowers.

Arrange the flat peony coloured images and then arrange the flowers with pollens. Add sparkle to the flowers by adding some glitter. Add some pearl beads as shown with the help of clear adhesive. Color the ribbon with buttercup ink and attach to the tag. Finish the tag by adding a sentiment from any paper stack.

Created by: Anita Kejriwal

Print Project

Flourishing Floret

Flourishing Floret
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Young at Heart Die, HCD1-7158
Young at Heart Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3800
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower, RACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Carnation Red, RACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: White Cardstock. Perfect pearl-silver, pollens.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card final size 6"x6". Adhere Sweet Peony pattern paper which is 1/8" smaller than the base size and distress the edges.

Cut two Sweetheart Border die from white cardstock. Cut two decorative medallions on white cardstock and the outline with patterned paper. Adhere it on the back base of the card as shown.

Now create peony flowers, leaves and some tiny flowers. Stamp peony flower with Rose Madder Archival ink and cut them with matching die and color them with the same ink and shape them with basic shaping mold and arrange them. Now stamp some leaves with Leaf Green Archival ink and cut them with matching die and shape them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool kit and then randomly spray gold color using perfect pearl.

For small tiny flower bunches stamp small peony flower with Red Carnation Archival ink and cut them with matching die and color them with Sunflower Archival ink, and then add Crystal Clear powder. And arrange all these as seen on the picture.

Stamp the sentiment from Young at Heart Cling stamp set "Best Wishes" with Archival ink-Plum and cut them with matching die.

Fussy cut postage image from the designer pattern paper and arrangement it with the flowers.

Created by: Shalini Pahwa

Print Project

Glorious Ruffled Florals

Glorious Ruffled Florals
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - White, HCFP1-434-2
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779
I Cannot Tell A Lilac Prills, ANC822
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Coral See Prills, ANC820
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3749
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die, HCD1-7107
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7139
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, HCD1-7157
Words Of Encouragement Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3814
Pastel Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-457-1
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vibrant Fuchsia, RACP524
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Buttercup, RACP632
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Tiger Lily, RACP670

Other Products: Grape Seed Memento , 3M Foam Tape, white card stock, Fun Foam, Copic Markers: E50, E53, E33, YG03, V01, V12, V15, BV01, R20, R81, R83, R85, B00, B01, B000, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Pink fiber

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size: Approx. 7 1/2 X 7 1/2 " closed. Start by cutting left side (leaving right 6" as is) with the plain edge of Fleur Border Basics (fold closed far left panel onto the next panel to make a pocket then cut so that when glued down as the pocket, it matches at the top). Cut decorative paper from the Sweet Peony collection to match each panel then glue each paper down to card base except the 6" right side. Slip second to the left down under pocket before gluing pocket down at the top and bottom. Cut an oval from the 6" piece of paper then cut a piece of Fun Foam the same size (6"), cut an oval from it as well to match paper then glue the Fun Foam to the back of paper, glue this stack to card base on the right panel. The oval that was cut out of the paper will go into oval opening, flat to base, so that it sits inside and card is raised up. Cut Decorative borders from white linen card stock and glue to top. Cut a frame for the oval opening with the Eyelet oval and next size down. Cut 2 Festive Holiday dies from white linen (1 will go right side of oval opening and 1 will go left side of outer edge of pocket.

Stamp, die cut and color 2 sets of deer, the bunnies and the little birds from Woodsy Critters. Stamp, die cut and color petunia blossoms, Rain Boots & Blossoms flowers and leaves and Wildwood tiny blossoms in 3 colors, purple, pink and yellow. Stamp trees, die cut and color. Shape leaves and blossoms (except petunias) place petunias in Basic Flower Shaping Mold and mist with water. Run through a die cutting machine to form. Pinch each petal (in a pleating fashion) together after removing from mold and let dry completely. (Some of the petunia flowers made are actually the petunia leaves colored flower colors and shaped like the others). After blossoms are dry, pierce each blossom in the center and insert a stamen in through the holes staggering petals on each layer (place a bit of glue between each layer). Stamp sentiment with Grape Seed and die cut with oval die then edge with Pearlescent Purple.

Glue sentiment to center of oval opening. Glue one set of deer to bottom part of oval then glue white oval frame to oval. Glue 1 Festive Holiday die cut to right side of oval. Glue bunny to center panel, glue trees to left pocket panel then glue second set of deer (cut apart) to left side panel even over part of pocket but don't glue that part of the deer down. Glue second Festive Holiday die cut to back of left pocket panel. Cut three tags of different sizes and tie together with pink fiber then slide into pocket.

Decorate top right and top left with flowers and leaves. Use foam tape to attach little birds. Put dots of glue at the bottom and add Prills for tiny flowers in the fields.

Created by: Robin Clendenning

Print Project

Friendly Florals

Friendly Florals
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Fantastix Blending Tool, 247027
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Pistachio, TSMP706
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 101
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Encourage You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3758
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection, HCDP1-274
Circle Basics Large Die, HCD1-7155

Other Products: Canvas Corp Navy on Ivory 12" x 12" Cardstock; VersaMagic Pink Petunia Chalk Ink; Ranger Stickles - Yellow; Flower Soft Ultrafine - Toffee; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Sage Green Pearls; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Cranberry Pearls

For more tips on creating with the Wildwood Cottage collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/g8WLXE8hLRk.

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" card base out of the Navy on Ivory Cardstock. Cut the 6" x 6" card front from the Wildwood Cottage Paper and die cut the center using the coordinating Circles Basic Large Die and sponge edges of die cut circle image with Pink Petunia Chalk Ink.

Using Nautical Blue Memento Ink stamp "For My Friend" from the Encourage You Stamp Set on the die cut circle image, as shown. Sponge outside of 6" x 6" card front with Olive Grove Memento Ink and adhere directly to card base with Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere die cut circle to card front using pop dots.

On White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the floral image from Wildwood Cottage Accents Set and stamp the small blossom set, the large blossom set and a set of large leaves from the Wildwood Florals Set. Die cut all using their coordinating dies.

Color the flowers using a sponge dauber with Pink Petunia Chalk Ink and add Cantaloupe Ink to the centers using a Fantastix. Color the leaves with a sponge dauber with Pistachio Ink and add Olive Grove Ink to the stems and centers of leaves with a Fantastix.

Shape the flowers, blossoms and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere all to the card front as shown using Dries Clear Adhesive, cutting the leaves as needed.

With Dries Clear Adhesive add Baby's Breath Glitter to the die cut flowers and flowers on the design paper. Add Yellow Stickles to all the flower centers and to the beaks of the birds.

Add Toffee Flower Soft to the bird's bellies with Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere Sage Green and Cranberry Pearl to upper left corner, as shown.

Created by: Candy Slabaugh

Print Project

Grateful Peonies

Grateful Peonies
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Today's Quotes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3813
Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-459-3
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Creme Cardstock, Pearl pen creme, Straws, Ribbon with Hearts, Fine liner, paper Distresser, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, foam tape.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut a piece of Creme cardstock at 8 x 11 Inchess and fold it double to 8 x 5 1/2, then cut a piece of the paper collection at 8 x 4 1/2 and distress the sides with the distress tool then ink it with the Distress Vintage Photo. Make some doodeling with the fine liner on the edges. Take your ribbon and fold it over the paper and tape it down on the back now glue this on the folded card.

Stamp with memento Rhubarb and the peony stamps on White cardstock, cut them out with the coordinating dies and color them with a mix of Rhubarb, Rose Bud and Peanut Brittle inks. Shape them in the Flower Shaping mold. Stamp some leaves with Tuxedo Black and color them with Bamboo leaves and a little bit of Vintage Photo, cut them out with the coordinating dies and shape them a little bit on your shaping mat.

Take 3 Straws and cut them in 3 different lengths and glue them on your card on top of the ribbon, then on top of the straws you can make a nice Bouquet with your flowers. In the Middle of the tiny flowers you can put a little dot with the pearl pen and also next to the flowers you can do that. In the Bouquet you can also stick some Flower stamens.

Take a label from the paper collection and stamp with the Black Tuxedo and the Today's Quotes stamp the word So Grateful, put this on a piece of foam tape and stick it on the right bottom corner.

Created by: Els Schutte

Print Project

Sequined Blossoms

Sequined Blossoms
Products Used
5pc. Acrylic Block Set, SUAH05
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288

Other Products: Kennedy Grace Sequins, Westcott Trimmer, Westcott Scissors, Foam Tape, Acetate, Craft Knife, Ruler

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: To create the florals for this card you will be using nothing but the patterned paper. Score a white piece of cardstock to 6x6". Then choose one of the 6x6" mini patterned paper images from the collection. Once done cut the center of the sheet using a ruler and craft knife. Set aside. Now cut a piece of acetate to 4x4" to go over the center you cut out. Apply some glue and glue down. Now add pieces of foam tape around the circle to create a space for the sequins to where they will stay centered and visible through the acetate.

Apply additional foam tape to the paper and glue down to your card base.

Fussy cut some of the peonies from the sheets of paper and adhere to outside of the acetate shaker window. For the sentiment simply cut one from your collection and glue along the card top to complete the look.

Created by: Monica Edwards

Print Project

Comforting Coral Clusters

Comforting Coral Clusters
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Decorative Oval Die, HCD1-762
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7156
Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, HCD1-7157
Words Of Comfort Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3815
Pastel Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-457-1
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638

Other Products: White Card Stock, Pink Card Stock, Spellbinders Botanical Beauty, Clear Texture Spray, Crystal Clear, Olympia Green Ink, Vintage Sepia Ink, Crystal Clear Micro Glitter, White Twine and die cutting machine.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create the 5" x 7" card out of white cardstock layering with the Spellbinders Botanical Beauty and Decorative Oval Die.

The Peony flowers were stamped on white card stock using rose coral before die cutting with the matching die and distressed with rose madder ink. After the flowers were distressed they were shaped with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit before lightly spritzing with clear texture spray and sprinkling with crystal clear and adding white stamens to the centers.

The leaves were stamped on white card stock using olympia green before die cutting with the matching die and distressing with bamboo leaves and attached as shown.

Finally the sentiment was stamped on white card stock using vintage sepia and accented with crystal clear micro glitter around the edges.


Print Project

Celebration of Spring

Celebration of Spring
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle, TSMP802
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Embossing Powder - Gold, 359760
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Lettuce Entertain You Prills, ANC814
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black, TSSZ31
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174

Other Products: Bristol Smooth cardstock, Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, Twine, Brilliance Lavender ink, Versamagic Sweet Petunia, Versamark ink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10 1/2" x 6" and score at 4 1/2" to create the base card of 6" x 6" with the front fold being 4 1/2". Cut a 6" x 6" panel from the paper collection and cut it at 4 1/2" for the front of the card and 1 1/2" at the back of the card. Sponge all the edges with Cantaloupe ink and adhere the 4 1/2" piece to the front and the 1 1/2" piece to the right side of the back. Cut a piece of coordinating paper 4 1/2" x 6", sponge with Cantaloupe ink and adhere to the left of the back of the card.

Stamp the gate image from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges lightly with Peanut Brittle, trim the right side of the gate and adhere to the back of the card with foam tape. Adhere the rest of the gate to the front with foam tape.

Stamp the grass image twice from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock, sponge with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the front of the gate in the front and back of the card.

Stamp the large (2) and small peony images (1) and the large and small bud images from the HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp set in Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and emboss with gold embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the images with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers. Cut the centre bud from one of the large peonies and adhere to the other image with foam tape. Add Crystal Clear to the images using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere the peony images on the front of the gate and the buds behind the gate.

Stamp the leaf images from the both the HCD1-7173 HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp in Bamboo Leaves ink, colour in with New Sprout ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves and then shape, trim and adhere around the peonies as shown.

To make the small leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3811 Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp set in Bamboo Leaves on white cardstock. Colour the images with Bamboo Leaves and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere behind the fence and up the left side of the card.

To make the lilac flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3811 Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp set in Lavender ink and Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die. Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and then colour the flowers with Sweet Petunia ink. Shape and adhere over the leaves behind the fence.

Stamp the rabbit image from the HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters Stamp in Jet Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut with the corresponding die. Colour in with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and adhere on the grass as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock, colour with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape and adhere over the fence around the peonies as shown on the front and back of the card.

Stamp the small flower images from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Stamp set in Lavender and Rose Coral inks on white cardstock. Colour the Lavender flowers with Sweet Petunia ink and the Rose Coral flowers with Rose Coral ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, add Heart of Gold prills to the centres and adhere to the card around the peonies and grass as shown. Adhere Crystal Clear to the flowers with Dries Clear on a damp sponge.

Die cut the tag image using the die from the HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags die, shape lightly and adhere to the fence post at the back of the card. Tie a bow from twine and adhere over the tag.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

A Slider for Mom

A Slider for Mom
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Cut'N'Boss Machine Teresa Collins Edition, 105637
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Stampin Up Ink Blackberry, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Garden Green. Inspiration for this card came from here

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: For the Card: Cut a piece of white card stock 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches and score at 4 1/4 inches. Cut a piece of Sweet Peony paper at 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and glue to the front of the card base. Stamp, color using Stampin Up Ink Blackberry, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Garden Green and die cut five leaves and two peony blossom flowers. Cut out Happy Mother's Day ticket from the paper collection.

For the Slider: cut a piece of white card stock 7 inches by 6 inches. Fold the card in half both vertically and horizontally. Cut out the top right-hand quarter. In the right lower quarter die cut a 2 1/2 inches circle. Cut a piece of clear cardstock 2 7/8 inches by 3 3/8 inches. Place it underneath the open circle stamp the blossom with Stazon black ink. Stamp the same image on the piece of white cardstock and color with powder pink ink. Put the stamped acetate piece over the stamped card image and line the images up. Carefully keep the images still as you glue the acetate piece to the back of the white cardstock where the circle opening is located. Cut a piece of white cardstock 2 7/8 inches by 3 3/8 inches and slide between the acetate image and the colored blossom in the white cardstock. Fold the cardstock in half and mount the finished slider to the front of the card base. Arrange flower blossoms and leaves around the lower portion of the magic slider mechanism.

Created by: Pamela Korte

Print Project

Creative Peonies

Creative Peonies
Products Used
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Assorted Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-1
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: 4x6 Mini Burlap Canvas, Natural Burlap String, Thickers- Wood Grain, Heidi Swapp Shimmer Mister- Tea, Gems, Buttons, Stampin Up Ink- Early Espresso, ColorBox Ink- Gingersnap, Cream Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Adhesive Dots (Micro, Large)

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Measure your mini canvas. Mine happened to be just a little over 6 inches. Cut a piece of cream cardstock that is about 4 inches by that just over 6 inches measurement. Using a Delicate Border die I cut the top and bottom of that piece of cream cardstock. Adhere this piece to the burlap canvas using a strong adhesive. Add button accents and the Thickers letter stickers for your sentiment.

Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the Large Sweet Peony images onto cream cardstock using dark brown ink (Early Espresso). Stamp and die cut 3 sets of the Small Sweet Peony images onto cream cardstock using dark brown ink. Add color to the images using ink and daubers. I used the ColorBox ink Gingersnap adding more color to the tips of the petals and working in lighter as I went. Flip the flowers over and mist them using the Heidi Swapp Shimmer Mister (Tea). Let dry.

Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the flowers with lots of layers. For the large flowers I used 1 of every size flower. Add ivory pearl stamen to the larger flowers and the decorative gem over top.

Create loops of natural burlap string and adhere them to the canvas. Add the large Sweet Peonies on top of those string loops. Add the smaller Sweet Peony.

Created by: Tracy McLennon

Print Project

Power of Love

Power of Love
Products Used
5pc. Acrylic Block Set, SUAH05
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Paper Pack of 10 - Black, HCPP1-438-1
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Words Of Encouragement Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3814
Heat It Craft Tool, RAHT
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Apple Green, NU669
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Caribbean Ocean , NU670

Other Products: Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers Distress oxide Inks, WOW Clear embossing Powder, Onyx Black Versafine Ink, Tim Holtz Micro Glaze, Non-stick Craft mat, anti-static powder tool, white glossy cardstock and pearls.

Instructions: Card is  4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Apply Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress oxide Inks on Non-stick Craft mat, spray with water and smoosh a piece of white glossy cardstock over it. Let the layer dry or use Heat It Craft Tool to dry the ink and then again repeat the process till you achieve the pattern that you like. Apply Tim Holtz Micro Glaze on it using Stack and Store Daubers and buff it to shine using a clean rag. Apply anti-static powder over this and stamp the sentiment from Words Of Encouragement Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. Heat emboss this sentiment using WOW Clear embossing Powder and Heat It Craft Tool. Trim it to 3" x 5 1/4" and mat it on a slightly larger piece of black cardstock. Adhere this panel on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock using Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere it to the right side of the sentiment panel. Embellish the card with some pearls & Dandelion Yellow, Apple Green & Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss to add finishing touch.

Created by: Nupur Priya

Print Project

Beached Blooms

Beached Blooms
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Art Foam Paper-10 Pack, HCFS1-465
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174

Other Products: Hot glue gun, Gallery oil pastels 241, 224, Structure paint, blue turquoise ink, white 3d medium, art stones, mask, shells, canvas

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Canvas size is 22'' x 8''. Paint canvas using paint brush with structure paint, let dry. Use your favorite stencil mask and structure paint to create background. Use blue liquid ink to highlight your background, let dry. Paint shells using structure paint and mask, let dry. Splash some blue liquid ink over the shells. Place shells over the canvas as desired, using 3D medium, allow to dry. Add some art stones around shells.

Stamp the Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set on foam paper with StazOn Teal Blue ink and cut using the coordinating dies. Colour with Gallery soft oil pastels 241, 224. You will need 2-3 petals for each flower to create flowers.

Use an iron or heat gun to heat the petals and then shape using your fingers. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them, use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle and pull through the stamens or use foam color. Add a little hot glue to the underside of the flower to adhere (watch tutorial). Sponge the petals with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Created by: Ewelina Panka

Print Project

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SUSAN BAKER
Exquisite!!!
Wednesday 4th of April 2018 12:44 AM
ELIZABETH CHOPIN
Oh my, how beautiful!
Wednesday 4th of April 2018 09:05 AM
DEBRA ADKINS
your products just make my heart happy. these projects are beautiful.
Wednesday 4th of April 2018 11:15 AM
CHRIS BROWN
They are all stunning. Thank you for sharing!
Wednesday 4th of April 2018 11:48 AM
MARTIE ROLLIN
Loved seeing Patricia's layering of flat stamped images. The addition of the small dimensional flowers adds a nice little interest in that corner. I love the design of this delightful card!
Wednesday 4th of April 2018 04:40 PM
SUZIE
Where can I find additional information about how to make different sized envelopes for my dimensional cards?
Thursday 5th of April 2018 07:14 PM

CINDY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Suzie! Here is a link that may help: It will take you to Archi's CraftCave!: Envelope for Dimensional Cards http://craftcave.blogspot.com/2015/11/envelope-for-dimensional-cards.html If you have further questions, please email customer service at [email protected]
Friday 6th of April 2018 01:29 PM