Creative Inspiration + a Wilderness Retreat Sneak Peek

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Creative Inspiration + a Wilderness Retreat Sneak Peek

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Hi Friend,
How is your week going....Can you believe it's Halloween? Do you have fun things planned with your family?
With the holidays right around the corner, do you need to get back into your craft room and create something pretty? If yes, you're in the right spot! The creativity featured below from design team members all across the globe, will knock your socks right out of the park and you'll be inspired to create your next one of a kind masterpiece that you and your friends will love!

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Have a beautiful day and have fun creating something beautiful for your friends and family! Hugs, Emma Lou

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Summer Days Like This

Summer Days Like This

Other Products: 6” x 6” white card base, Crumb Cake card stock, Caylpso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Gray Granite, soft suede, Early espresso ink -(stampin Up!), metallic pencils (spectrum noir), white stamping card, hot glue, parcel twine, Copic pens: Y35, R27, R29, G43, YG67, C2, C4, E35, E55, E59, Y26, Clear embossing powder

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Cut a 5.5” square piece of paper from the collection with the seagull to the bottom right of the paper. Edge with early espresso ink, adhere onto a square of crumb cake card slightly smaller than 6” square and adhere these layers to the 6” x 6” card base.

Stamp the rope frame onto white stamping card using early espresso ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut and colour using copic pens, colour the anchor with metallic pencil. Shape lightly using the flower shaping tools.

Stamp 4 of the sea grasses onto white stamping card using early espresso ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut and colour using copic pens and lightly shape with the flower shaping tools.

Make the flowers: Stamp the small and medium flowers onto the flower shaping paper using the calypso coral ink, colour the centre with calypso coral and the outer edge of the petals using soft suede ink. Die cut and colour the reverse of the flower in soft suede. Spritz the reverse of the flower and use the flower shaping tools to shape. Create the flower by layering 2 petal groups together. Allow to dry.

Stamp the sprays in gray granite ink onto the flower shaping paper. Colour using daubers and the soft sea foam and calypso coral ink. Die cut and shape.

Adhere the frame to the card front, so that it frames the seagull, using hot glue and add the grasses along the bottom of the card using dries clear glue.

Place some swirls of parcel twine onto the card and use hot glue to secure the flowers and sprays in position over and under the twine. Add dries clear glue to the sprays using a sponge and sprinkle with the glitter, remove excess.

Place a nuvo drop in the centre of each flower and cover with the prills. Allow to dry then remove the excess.

Die cut the tag. Tie with twine and position into place using hot glue.

Floral Sand and SeaZ

Floral Sand and SeaZ

 

Other Products: White cardstock, Stickles-Crystal, foam tape, pearls, Copic Markers: BG72, BG11, C2, C3, BV20, YG03, YG17, R11, R17, R29, E53, E33, E35, E08, E51, E42, E43, W3, W5, Y24, Y21

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o

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

Instructions: Card size: closed-6 x 4”, open 6 x 12”. Follow template pattern for card base. Click here to view more photos of this project. Cut paper panels from decorative paper-starting at left 3 7/8 x 5 7/8”, 7/8 x 5 7/8”, 1 3/8 x 3 7/8 (x 4 pieces), 7/8 x 5 7/8” all vertical. Horizontal pieces: 7/8 x 2 7/8” (x4 pieces). Cut from 1 piece of 5 7/8 x 12” decorative paper.  Glue all panel pieces on to corresponding panels on base.

Stamp using black, birds x 2, shells, sand pipers x 2, sailboat, Rope frame, fences x 2, leaves Using Fern Green, blossoms using Yellow, orange, blue, and pink and sponge with the same colors. Die cut all pieces then color.   Stamp sentiment on another piece of the same paper (from the other 6 x 12 piece left over). Die cut with the circle die, die cut a white mat with a little larger circle. Cut out the lifesaver, post and anchor to use, discard rope frame. Shape the blossoms in the Mold.

Pop up fence pieces to each side of the card. Pop up birds onto the sky areas. Pop up the sailboat. Pop up sandpipers and shells (cut shells and sandpipers apart and spread out over card). Glue blossoms and leaves to left and right bottom sides. Add glue to the centers of blossoms and sprinkle on Prills. Glue circle sentiment and mat to the top left side.

Stipple glue onto sand and flowers then sprinkle on glitter. Add pearls around shells. Add Stickles to water.

If desired, you can glue other sunset paper to back of card just to finish it off.

Good Times on a Beautiful Day

Good Times on a Beautiful Day

 

Other Products: Scoring board, die cutting machine, Zig real brush pens, white card stock, Chipped sapphire distress ink, dark green card stock, brown twine

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: The finished card measures 6 inches by 6 inches. To make the card base, cut white base to 6 inches by 12 inches and score at 6 inches on the longer side. Fold to make a top fold card. 

Cut a mat layer from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection and adhere on the card front leaving 1/8 inch border all around. Cut green card stock a little smaller than the first mat layer and cut out a window using the Cut and create A die set. Cut a 6 inch card panel and create a centre square window using the Cut and Create B die set. Adhere the pattern paper frame on the Green card stock mat layer. Distress the edges with Chipped sapphire distress ink.

Stamp the images of the fence, birds and seashells on white card stock and colour with Zig brush pens and cut with matching die. Cut four corner die cuts in white card stock from the Swirly accents border die set and distress them very well with Chipped sapphire distress ink. Add them on the four corners of the frame.

Cut a label scene with light house from pattern paper. Adhere in the centre frame. Add the fence, seashells and birds to create a beautiful sea scene.

Cut a sentiment from the pattern paper. Add two wooden sticks at the base and adhere to the left side.

Cut a tiny tags from pattern paper. Add Cord on top of the card and tie, add the tags to it.

Sunny Seascape

Sunny Seascape

Other Products: Diamond stickles, Sheena Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool, An old water color brush

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY.

Instructions: The finished size of this card is: 6 1/4 x 8 1/4” (15.8cm x 20.8 cm). Make the tent fold card to the above measurements from the white card. Find the paper from the Sea Breeze collection with a yellow and blue background. Cut this a little smaller than the card front measurements. Taking the Honey Pot ink, bring color to the edges of both the paper and card front using the foam inking tool or a dauber inking tool.

Taking the white card and the outer die from the Eyelet Oval die set, die cut this oval. Taking the same design paper from the paper pad, die cut the inner oval. Taking the foam inking tool and the Honey Pot ink, ink the edges of both card and paper ovals. Apply glue with the old water brush to the eyelet lace of the outer oval then dip into the glitter. When the glue is dry adhere the ovals together using 3D foam tape or dots, then to the card base with 3D foam tape or dots. 

Make the elements used for this card by stamping, die cutting from the sets listed. The flying seagulls, the perched seagull, the boat, x8 grass tuffs, x3 clouds, x6 leaves, x6 med flowers and x9 small flowers. Bring color to the elements by using the zig marker pens and water. Die cut from the white card extra layers for the boat, seagulls, rocks, lighthouse scene and floats on the perched seagull. Arrange the elements in layers and adhere to the card front using 3D dots, the hot glue gun and glue. 

To make the Oak Berry Blossoms for this card: Take the stamp and die collection set for these flowers and the matching blossom shaping mold. Stamp and die cut enough to use for the card. Color the elements using the (Pink) zig marker pen and a water pen for the flowers and a green color marker for the leaves. When colored, run the flower petals and leaves through the die cutting machine with the mold. For each flower, prick a hole in the centre with a pricking tool and thread the stamens through the hole. Secure the stamens using the hot glue gun. Before trimming the stamen threads away apply glue to the petal edges with the old water brush, dip the petals in the glitter and put aside to dry. When dry trim away the threads, now they are ready to use.

To make the sentiment, stamp the sentiment with the sepia ink onto the white card then taking the two circles dies from the “Circle Basics” die set that fit to make a ring. Cut the sentiment into a ring. Ink the edges of the ring with the Honey Pot ink. Adhere to the card front. Taking the crystal lacquer, apply this to the: seagulls, windows of the lighthouse and the sentiment ring.

Breezey Blossoms

Breezey Blossoms

Other Products: Versamark Stamp pad, Embossing powder WOW! Opaque Bright White, chipboard, Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, Gutermann sewing thread, water mister, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, stampin’pad Tangerine tango

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: Click here to view more photos of this project. For the base of your card, use the 4 x 5 1/2 Foldout card (white). Prepare your fold out card base as instructed on Emma Lou's video using the Sea Breeze Collection paper (teal and orange papers). After, layering it with the border dies (see video) from the Fleur Border Basics craft dies.

Stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms flowers with archival Paradise Teal ink on white card stock. Color with the ink.  Cut it with the coordinate die. Shape the flowers by using the 3D blossoms shaping mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Add stamens in the center of the flowers. Also stamp leaves with the orange, cut and mold.

Put cheesecloth and sewing thread in the left corner of your card and glue your flower over it (with 3D foam square to give volume). Also add flower on the opposite side of the card. Emboss in white a chipboard for your title. Glue it under the flowers at the left. To add the finish touch, simply add sequins.

Swirly Golden Accents

Swirly Golden Accents

Other Products: Smooth White Cardstock, Creative Expressions Embossing Folder -Snake Skin, Hero Arts White Pigment Ink, Superfine White Heat Embossing Powder by Get Inspired, Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Marmeld Spice, Glitter Balls.

For more tips on creating with the booklet frame dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kJO5LdNFxgE.

Instructions: The ready top-fold card from smooth white cardstock measures 7" by 7". To create the top front panel, cut white cardstock measuring 6 1/2" by 6 1/2". Secure the paper in the embossing folder and run it through die cutting machine. To the embossed panel, mat a golden mirror sheet creating a delicate border of 1/16" all around. Further layer the panel on the ready card base.

Cut Ornamental Tags Die twice on white cardstock and twice on golden mirror sheet. stack them together keeping golden on top and add a white sentiment die-cut on the top. Shape a little and secure it on the card panel with hot glue as shown.

For Vellum Roses and leaves, stamp the images from Classic Rose Stamp Set and Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set and Lush Lilacs with white pigment ink on Vellum, Sprinkle white heat embossing powder and dust extras in the funnel tray and heat set. Color the flowers using Distress Oxide Peeled Paint in the center. Shape the flowers using a 3D flower shaping mold. Press the centers and glue them together to form beautiful flowers. Prick the flower centers using needle tool and secure golden color pearl stamens using tacky glue. Shape the tiny Lilacs on needle tool and add golden glitter balls using an adhesive that dries clear.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble a flower bouquet as shown and complete the card by adding extra sparkle using Rajni Chawla’s Crystal clear with the help of adhesive that dries clear.

Daydreaming by the Sea

Daydreaming by the Sea

Other Products: Yellow Glitter; White cardstock; watercolor paper

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Prepare a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2” white card base with a piece of the Sea Breeze paper cut 1/4 inch smaller adhered on top. Use the Daydreams Bridge die and cut one out of white cardstock, adhere to the center of the card.

Stamp the sea gulls from the Sand and Sunsets set on white cardstock with the Prussian Blue ink, cut out with the coordinating die. Cut one of the sentiment tags out from the paper collection, round the corners and add foam dots to the back, adhere the tag and seagulls to the upper part of the card.

Stamp the lighthouse scene on watercolor paper with the black ink, color using the Zig Markers, die cut with the coordinating die, add foam dots to the back and adhere to the card. To finish, add yellow glitter to the window of the lighthouse and clear glitter to the water. 

Swirling Seas

Swirling Seas

Other Products: Glue dots, versamagic turquoise gem, alcohol markers

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: The card base measures 6 1/2" by 6 1/2". Cut a 6 by 6 pattern paper from the sea breeze paper collection and adhere it on the card base. Cut the decorative corners from the swirly border accents die and adhere it on the corners.

Stamp the elements from the sea breeze harbor, sand and sunsets cling stamp sets using black archival ink.

Color the stamped images using alcohol markers. Cut the stamped images using the coordinating dies. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection. Blend the versamagic chalk ink in turquoise gem on the background and Layer the cutouts on it using glue dots.

Summer Seas

Summer Seas

Other Products: Copic markers, White cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Create a 4.25 x 5.5” card base. Cut out a piece of blue designer paper from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection to fit and adhere to the card base.  Cut out a piece of designer paper with sea and sky that is 3.25 x 4.5”, cut out the center with an oval die.

Cut out four of the corner dies from Regal Pocket Accents Die with the orange designer paper and adhere one to each side of card.

Stamp the bird from the Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set, the clouds, sunset and shells from the Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set, and the sailboat and grass from the A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black. The clouds and sunset can be stamped to create the scene and the other images will be cut out with coordinating dies and colored with copic markers. Adhere sunset with sailboat in front with foam tape and the frame on top, also with foam tape.

Cut out 4 of the corners with the Fanci-Fold Pocket & Accents Die in white card stock and sponge with Cocoa and Nuvo Indian Gold Mouse. Adhere to the corners to the top corners of the frame, then adhere the bird and grass with foam tape to the bottom and then the two bottom Fanci-Fold Pocket & Accents Dies with the shells adhered on top, as pictured.

Scrolling Asters

Scrolling Asters

Other Products: Ranger Distress Ink-peeled paint, Ranger Distress Ink–walnut stain, Ranger Distress Ink–Dusty concord,

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Cut white card base with dimensions of 7 1/4" x 5 1/4". Die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 7" x 5" from Wild Aster Paper Collection and glue on card base. Next, cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 6.75" x 4.75" from paper Collection. Then cut the edge with the outer Swirly Accent Spray die. Cut the decorative die from white cardstock and glue. Cut a rectangle with dimensions 5 1/4 "x 4 1/4" from the paper collection. Next, cut the edge with the outer smaller Swirly Accent Spray die. Cut the decorative die from white cardstock and glue.

To create Aster, stamp the Wild Aster Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper few times using Distress Ink Dusty concord, then ink shadow using Distress Ink Dusty concord ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them, then place glue in the center and apply Go Man Go prills ANC818.

To create leaves, stamp the leaves from the Wild Aster Stamp set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Other accessories, stamp the scroll from the Wild aster Scroll & Cluster Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink and Distress Ink Dusty Concord and Distress ink Walnut Stain die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink.

Glue all elements as pictured.

Sea-sonal Sunsets

Sea-sonal Sunsets

Other Products: Gallery soft oil pastels 202, 209, 236, 238, 241, 247

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Create a 6 x 6" card base using white paper. Cut a piece of paper from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection 5 3/4 " x 5 3/4" and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive.

Stamp the seagulls from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set, fence and seagull on the rock from Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set, rope frame from  A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set. Stamp sea grass from HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set - onto white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour using daubers and Gallery soft oil pastels 202, 209, 236, 238, 241, 247. Adhere images as shown, using lots of foam adhesive to create dimension.

Writing in the Sand

Writing in the Sand

Other Products: White cardstock, Stickles, Hero Arts Sand Embossing Powder, Foam sheet, foam tape, London Gray Memento Ink, black cardstock, Copic Markers: E53, E33, E35, E59, C2, C3, W2, W3, W5, E81, E43, YG03, YG17, B21, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, R81, R17, R29, E42.

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Card size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2".  Cut 2 pieces of cardstock and 2 pieces of decorative paper 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", use ovals to cut out centers (One 2 1/4" and the other 2”). Cut 2 pieces of foam sheet 5 x 7”, cut ovals out of center to match cardstock. Cut a card 11 x 7 1/2” then fold in half. Cut black cardstock 5 1/2 x 7 1/2". Use rectangle die to cut out center leaving a frame. Cut a piece of white 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and use a craft knife to cut out center 1/8” smaller all around than the black frame to leave a small white inner edge to frame, cover the back of double frame with foam tape and set aside.  Cut a piece of decorative paper 5 x 7 for white card base then glue it to the center of the card. Cut a piece of blue to use as water and glue it down. Cut 2 more strips of blue for top 2 layers to match horizons on each layer and glue them down after cutting away any portion that covers oval opening. Cut tan decorative paper for the sand and tear top edge for top layer. Stamp I Love You onto tan paper and die cut with heart die then glue to sand on right side. Apply embossing fluid around heart then use sand embossing powder to edge heart, heat to emboss. Sprinkle sand embossing powder randomly over sand after stippling on some embossing fluid then heat. Apply texture paste and glitter to the torn edge of the sand, glue to bottom of top layer. Glue foam sheet, cardstock and decorative paper together for each layer and set aside.

Stamp rowboat twice, fence, large lighthouse scene, cloud, birds, sunset and extra rocks for lighthouse scene, die cut and then color all pieces. On card base, glue sunset down matching horizon lines then glue one layer with foam sheet down (the one with smallest oval first). Glue the clouds and part of the lighthouse scene (cut between lighthouse and house). Glue next layer with foam down lifting lighthouse to go over onto top layer (base of lighthouse is on layer below). Glue the house section on matching grass line and then pop up extra rocks (use double foam tape on left section of rocks and glue on house section on rocks. Apply texture paste to rowboat scene, on the sand, let dry then pop the other rowboat on top of it. Glue set to top layer matching sand lines. Use right end of fence on left side of card, pop up. Use Stickles on all the water. Stipple glue on sand and sprinkle glitter onto it. Glue birds to the sky. Now adhere frame to the top of card.

Arrows and Asters

Arrows and Asters

Other Products: White cardstock, Paper Trimmer, Distresser Tool, Die Cutting Machine, Yellow-Orange-Copper Glass Beads, Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry & Crushed Olive, Hot Glue Gue, Glitter Dust, pearl string.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures 6.5” by 9”. Cut panel of white cardstock measuring, 6.1” by 8.6”, rough the edges using distresser tool and adhere it on card using foam strips. Choose second panel on pink paper from paper collection measuring 5.9 x 8.4” stack it together using dries clear adhesive. Card base is ready.

To create the arrow strips cut randomly strips in three different sizes and rough the edges. Adhere on the card base as shown cut the tags from paper collection and adhere using foam strips. 

For the flowers, stamp multiple images of mixed florals from Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set on White cardstock using Vibrant Fuchsia Archival Ink and cut them using their coordinating dies.  Color the flowers using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Prepare 1 large 2 medium flowers. Add yellow copper and orange glass beads as the center of the flowers. For leaves, I have used Leaf green Archival ink for stamping and Peeled paint and crushed olive for coloring. Stamp all required images from Aster Scroll & Cluster stamp set and Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set with black archival ink and color with zig markers and peeled paint distress ink.

Assemble all elements as shown in the picture. Adhere a small bouquet of Wild Aster Florals on the left side using hot glue. Add glitter to add extra sparkle to the flowers. For the fillers I used buds.

Vintage Photo

Vintage Photo

Other Products: Cardstock (Kraft, White, Brown), Paper Distresser, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Petite, 3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares), Natural Burlap String

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: The card base is 6 x 12” in brown cardstock folded in half. Cut a piece of the tan patterned paper that is 5.75 x 5.75” and adhere to the card base. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock that is 5.25 x 5.25” and a piece of white cardstock that is 5.5 x 5.5” and distress it's edges. To the kraft cardstock, stamp the sailboat image to the left hand side using brown ink (Staz On- Timber Brown), then stamp the lighthouse image next to it, lining up the lines of the water as closely as possible. In the top right hand corner, stamp some clouds.

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the seagulls, sand pipers and seagrass. Stamp and die cut 2x of the beach fence, all onto kraft cardstock using brown ink. From one of the beach fence images, cut off just the sand. Using a dauber and the same brown ink, dust the edges of the die cut images slightly to add the look of shadow. Add 2 seagulls around the sailboat using thin 3D foam squares. Add the full beach fence image to the bottom right hand corner using thin 3D foam squares. Add the beach grass slightly overlapping using thicker foam squares and the piece of sand you cut out overlapping again using thicker foam squares again. Then add the sandpipers in the bottom left hand corner of the kraft cardstock. Dust the edges of the full kraft cardstock piece and adhere to it's white cardstock mat. Then adhere that to the card base using crafty foam tape.

Add a bow of burlap string to the top of the card.

Birthday Memories

Birthday Memories

Other Products: White Cardstock, Acetate Sheet, Stone stickers, satin cord, magnets 

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Click here and here to view the beautiful pages of this album. Ready Album card measures 6.5"× 6.5” × 1”. Take a piece of white cardstock measuring 6.5" × 18”. Score on 6.5”, 7.5", 13.5" and 14.5". Distress the edges with vibrant fuchsia ink. Fold score line to create cover. Choose pattern paper from designer paper collection and cut 2 pieces measuring 6.25” × 6.25”, 2 pieces measuring 1” × 6.25" and 1 piece measuring 2.75”. Distress edges of all pieces with matching ink and mat inside the album cover. Cut 2 pockets from white cardstock using Fanci-Fold Pocket and Accents die. Glue it on first page and last page of album. Cut 2 tags from white cardstock and add in pocket. Cut a border from white cardstock using Starry Night Decorative die and glue it inside the flap.

To create pages, take white cardstock measuring 12” × 6.5". Score on 6” from both sides. Fold at score lines to create pocket pages. Cut a window in all pages using Cut Mat & Create 2(A) die. Create 4 same size pages. Cut pattern paper from same paper collection measuring 6” × 6” . Cut window in page mats. Glue acetate sheet on window and than pattern paper on all pages. Create hinges and add pages to the cover. 

To embellish pages, stamp floral images from Wild Aster collection using vibrant fuchsia ink and olive green ink. Cut images with coordinating dies and paint with same ink using stack and store daubers. Cut some borders from white cardstock using Decorative Medallion die and Petite Pocket Accents die. Stamp sentiments on white cardstock using vibrant fuchsia ink and cut with arrow and banner die. Distress edges with same ink. Cut some borders from white cardstock using Swirly Accents Border die. Glue elements on pages as shown. Glue stone stickers on edges of window. 

To embellish album cover, cut a round doily from white cardstock using Starry Night Decorative die. Distress edges with vibrant fuchsia ink. Glue half doily on overlapping flap as shown. Stamp Wild Aster flowers using vibrant fuchsia ink and paint with same ink. Cut with coordinating dies and shape using golf tool. Stamp Aster leaves using olive green ink and cut with coordinating dies. Paint leaves with leaf green archival and olive green archival. Shape leaves, glue flowers and leaves on decorative doily. Tie some bows using satin cord and glue them.

For finished look apply glitter using adhesive that dries clear. 

Wonderful Christmas Fun

Wonderful Christmas Fun

Other Products: Seedless Preserve, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot Distress Inks, Versamark ink, WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter, Memory Box Heartwood stencil, Gold and watercolor cardstock, paint brush, transparent holographic glitter and rhinestones, white cardstock.

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Stamp the sentiment from Noel Sentiments Cling Stamp Set on the bottom of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base using Versamark ink and heat emboss using WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and Heat It Craft Tool.

Take a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock and ink it using Memory Box Heartwood stencil, Seedless Preserve, Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean Distress Inks as shown. Die cut this piece using the border die from Classic Border Basics Die on both sides so that the resulting piece is 3 1/8" x 5 1/2".  Die cut 2 pieces of gold cardstock using the dies from Delicate Border Basics Die and Classic Border Basics Die. Adhere them on both sides of the inked piece and trim off the access. Adhere this piece on the white card base from the previous step as shown.

Stamp the image from Merry Moments Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and color using Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot Distress Inks. Die cut the image using matching die from Merry Moments Die. Die cut 4 more pieces of white cardstock using the same die. Stack and adhere all the die cuts together to make a thicker piece and adhere it in the center of the inked portion as shown. Add 3-D Crystal Lacquer to the penguin's beak, feet and candy cane. Apply a little Designer Dries White Adhesive on the penguin's cap and glue Minnie Pearls on it. Apply a little transparent holographic glitter to the snow below the penguin. Add some rhinestones to the inked design to add finishing touch to the card.

Heartfelt Purple Asters

Heartfelt Purple Asters

Other Products: Hot glue gun, purple chalk ink, lilac chalk ink, White card.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions: Cover a 7 x 7 inch card blank with purple paper from the Wild Aster Paper Collection. Cut out a purple paper (covered in wild asters to match) to 6 x 6 inches. Matt this onto a 6 1/4inch piece of white card. Adhere to the front of the card.

Using the Flower Shaping Paper, stamp lots of Wild Asters from the Wild Aster Stamp set in purple ink, (enough to make three flowers), color in using the daubers and lilac ink. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Stamp with Olive green ink two leaves from the stamp set. Color in with Leaf Green ink using the daubers and die cut with the coordinating die. 

Add all the flower layers into the Flower Shaping Mold, spritz lightly with water, run through a die cutting machine, tap out and when dry, shape with the flower shaping tool. Adhere three petal layers together, slightly offsetting the petals as you go. Pierce a small hole into the centers, thread stamens through using a thin piece of wire. Adhere the Wild Asters to the card with hot glue. 

Adhere the leaves. Cut out a sentiment, mat onto a small piece of white card and adhere to the card.

Add glitter using dries clear glue. 

Petite Pocket Roses

Petite Pocket Roses

Other Products: Glue, watercolor paints, gold paper

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions: Cut a 4.25'' x 6'' card base from Deluxe Flower shaping paper. Cut another slightly smaller rectangle from pink paper from the Wild Aster paper collection and adhere to card base. Die cut the Petite Pocket Accents Die from Deluxe Flower Shaping paper and glue on pink paper as shown. Die cut the Swirly Border Accents Die from the gold paper. Stamp the Wild aster spray stamps using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink onto white cardstock. Die cut all images with coordinating dies. 

Prepare a watercolor background by applying paint on a piece of acetate. Spray the paint with water and print onto a white sheet of paper, dry paper. Stamp the Classic Rose Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper, previously painted with watercolorsa few times using Memento Rose Bud ink. Die cut using the coordinating dies. Shape using 3d rose mold. We need 4-5 petals for a large flower. Glue the formed petals together. The leaves are prepared in the same way as flowers. Stamp the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, on paper painted beforehand with watercolor paints, die cut with the coordinating die. Put the leaves on the bottom of the flowers.

Put the composition together with flowers, leaves die cuts and sprays.

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Other Products: Water Color Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Foam Squares, Distress Oxide Ink – Vintage Photo, Archival Ink Watering Can, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Ribbon

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Card size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4”. Score and fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2” crumb cake cardstock at 4 1/4” on the long side to create a top fold card. Cut two papers from the Sea Breeze collection 5 3/8 x 4 1/8”, ink the edges with Garden Patina ink and adhere one to the front of the card base and one to the inside of the card. Cut the circle from one of the card fronts using the coordinating circle die. Cut crumb cake cardstock 5 1/4 x 4” cut a circle in the middle using the same circle die, place in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine. Ink the edges using  Distress Oxide Ink – Vintage Photo. Using the circle dies, diecut a border from the same designer paper to go around the circle opening.  

Stamp the birds from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp set on water color cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink, color using Zig markers and cut using coordinating die. Lightly shape using Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Stamp the sea grass from A Day at Sea Cling Stamp set using Archival Olive and color using Archival Leaf Green. Lightly shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. 

Cut and adhere ribbon to the embossed cardstock and adhere the cardstock to the card base using dimensional tape. Adhere the diecut circle to the card base using dries clear adhesive and adhere the sea grass to the inside of the circle. Adhere circle border on top of opening. Adhere the bird as shown. 

Purr-Fect Posies Accent

Purr-Fect Posies Accent

 

Other Products: White cardstock, Pink archival ink, Stickles

For more tips on creating with the Purr-fect Posies collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/88KR6a5RRmg.

Instructions: Cut a piece of cardstock at 6”x7”. Cut a second piece at 6”x 7 1/2”. Score at 1/2” and join together for the base. See full instructions for the card here: https://youtu.be/wWlDbXa79dk.

Use the HCDP1-2102 Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection to cover the card.

Use the HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp and HCD1-7238 Purr-fect Posies Die to make the flowers. Stamp the flowers using pink archival ink, then color the inside of the flower using the same ink. Glue two flowers together to create dimension. Add silver stickles to the center of the flowers.

Use the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die to embellish the card.

Add a sentiment from the paper collection.

A Birthday Sail-Away

A Birthday Sail-Away

Other Products: Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond, White Cardstock, Bockingford Watercolour card 300gsm, Creative Expressions – Sky Blue cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of blue cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of teal coloured paper from the paper collection 4 7/8” x 6 7/8”, sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut a piece of blue cardstock 4 1/8” x 6 1/8”.  Cut a 4” x 6” panel from the paper collection, sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the small rectangle using the second smallest plain edge die from the HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die set on an angle as shown. Die cut two frames out of cardstock using the smallest eyelet rectangle and the second smallest plain edge die.  Adhere the two frames together and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the rectangle. Adhere the outer frame to the card front with foam tape.  Adhere the previous cut inner rectangle to the recessed rectangle.  

Stamp the sailboat image from the HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Clean colour brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the sails and the sea and adhere to the base of recessed rectangle.  

Stamp the cloud images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the clouds and trim the small cloud from the large cloud before adhering the two small clouds to the card as shown.

Stamp the seagull image on the marker from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the grass and seagull and adhere to the bottom of card as shown.

Stamp the seagull images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the wings and adhere around the sky inside and outside of the frame as shown.

Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment in Paris Dusk ink on teal patterned paper and using the plain die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set die cut the sentiment out. Sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and adhere to blue cardstock and trim to mat the sentiment. Adhere to the top of the card as shown.

To finish, add Diamond glitter to the patterned paper with Dries Clear glue.

Purr-fect Recovery Wishes

Purr-fect Recovery Wishes

Other Products: Prepared card base, white cardstock, glue, ColorBox green ink, Distress Ink faded jeans, broken china, forest moss , hot glue gun, white string 

For more tips on creating with the Purr-fect Posies collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/88KR6a5RRmg.

Instructions: Card base is 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  Choose the decorative paper from Purr-fect Paper collection paper 5 3/4” x 5 3/4”. Adhere on your base using glue. Die cut: decorative die in white cardstock using Swirly Accent Spray Die, Large rectangle in white cardstock using Hand-Stitched Accents Die and smaller rectangle in decorative paper from Purr-fect Paper collection using the same die. Glue decorative diecut and large rectangle using glue. Glue Hand-Stitched rectangle using Double Dots.

Stamp sentiment “as you recover” in white cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black and die cut using tag from Album Tags and Accents Die. Add white string and glue it on your card using glue. 

Flowers: Stamp flowers and leaves from Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamps Set on a piece of white cardstock using faded jeans (for flowers) and forest moss Distress Ink (for leaves). Die cut using matching die from Wild Aster Die. Color using broken china Distress Ink (for flowers) and ColorBox green ink (leaves). Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue together using hot glue gun.  Add the stamens from Pastel Bead Stamens - Medium and glue on your card. Using a sponge add some glue to the flowers and sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Add some stamens between the flowers. 

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LANETTE MILLSAP
The Cards are all so beautiful! I can't wait to start making cards with this collection.
Thursday 31st of October 2019 05:08 PM