Elegant Inspiration and a Candlelit Christmas Sneak Peek

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Elegant Inspiration and a Candlelit Christmas Sneak Peek

Wednesday July 3, 2019
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Hi Friends,
Happy 4th of July to our US crafting friends! What are you doing for fun to celebrate 4th of July? After all the fun and games of the holiday, if you feel the need to get back into your craft room and create something pretty? 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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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Having a Good Ol' Time

Having a Good Ol' Time

Other Products: White cardstock, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, BG11, BG32, C1, C2, C3, C5, R21, R22, RV10, RV02, YG03, YG23, E50, E21,

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

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

Instructions: Card size: 4 x 5 1/2". Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/4" then fold in half. Place trailer die over folded card with top edge hanging over so that it does not cut through top, leaving a "hinge" for opening card. Fold front of card in half again to form the easel. Stamp, color and cut another Trailer card front then glue to bottom half of card front only. Stamp, color and cut extra door for camper and pop up. Pop up an extra hub cap. Cut sentiment from decorative paper with oval and pop up over larger oval then place inside of card to act as a stop for the easel.

Stamp using Tuxedo black, color using copics and die cut potted plants, firepit and ice bucket with drinks. Pop up top of firepit and ice bucket to make them look up-right when open. To make the trailer sit straighter when open, glue the potted plants to left side to balance. The wheel will tuck behind inside sentiment when open to keep it open for viewing. Glitter trailer inside and out.

Lets Celebrate You

Lets Celebrate You

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Liquid glue, 3D Foam pads, navy cardstock, white cardstock, Bone folder, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac, Black Soot, Ranger Glossy Accents For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

Instructions: The top fold card measures 5 inches by 7 inches. To create 5"x 7" card base, cut a piece of navy cardstock 7" x 10" and then score at 5" (long side up). Fold using a bone folder along the score lines to create top fold card.

Cut three pieces 6 7/8" by 4 7/8" of pattern paper from Happy Camper Paper Collection and adhere them to the front and inside of the card base. Cut a 2" x 7" piece of pattern paper and die cut four decorative elements from pattern paper of Decorative Pocket Accents Die. Adhere four die cut elements to the back of 2" x 7" stripe, a then adhere them to the card base as shown in the photo. Die cut two corners of navy card stock and two corners of pattern paper. Adhere them together, then glue them to the card base. Die cut two eyelet pieces from navy cardstock and two pieces from patterned paper. Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set with Black Archival ink. Adhere pattern paper die cuts to the navy die cuts and adhere them to the inside of the card.

Stamp the camper image from Happy Camper Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour it in with Distress inks using Blender Marker. Colouring tips: window - Scattered Straw; curtains -Shaded Lilac; Dots - tire- Black Soot/Pumice Stone; Camper - Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone. Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set with BlackArchival ink.Die cut additional camper from white cardstock using My Happy Place dies and adhere them on the back of the die cut coloured image then adhere them on the card front.

For finishing touches add Glossy Accent on the camper as you desire and leave the card to dry completely.

Congratulations on Your New Home

Congratulations on Your New Home

Other Products: Diamond stickles, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool, Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Frozen Lake, Foam inking tool, Teal-Green (Matching) craft foam. Sheena Douglas stamping card, Card,

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

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.88KR6a5RRmg.

Instructions: The finished size of this card is 6.30" x 6.30" (16cm x 16cm). Taking the white cardstock, make a tent fold card measuring 6.30" x 6.30" (16cm x 16cm). Taking the Frozen Lake ink and inking tool or a dauber and ink the edges of the card front.

Look for the flag print in the paper collection, cut this a little smaller than the card front. Ink the edges with the Frozen lake ink.

Taking the stamping card, cut this to 5.51" x 5.51" (14cm x14cm) Ink the edges with the Frozen lake ink. Taking the stamp from the Haven of Day Dreams stamp set and the coffee ink, stamp the trees. Bring color to the trees with the Zig markers.

Make the sentiment by die cutting the lacy die from the 'Ornamental Tags' die set twice onto red paper from the collection. Stamp sentiment from the 'Celebrate Love' set in Coffee ink. Ink edges with Frozen Lake ink and adhere together using the craft foam. Apply the Diamond Stickles to the lace edges on the sentiment then put aside to dry.

Stamp the flags and lights using Coffee ink onto white cardstock. Color using Zip markers and die cut with coordinating dies. Apply the diamond stickles to the light bulbs, allow to dry. Stamp the caravan in Coffee ink onto white cardstock. Color with Zig markers. Die cut the door and window out of this caravan. Die cut four extra caravans, windows and the doors from the card, adhere these together including the colored parts.

To make the flowers, stamp the Purr-fect Posies in the Coffee ink onto the white stamping cardstock then bring the color to the image using the Zig markers, Light Violet and Yellow. When finished coloring die cut all the images. You can bring shape to the die cuts by using the 3D flower mold. Use the flower shaping tools to bring further shape if needed. Make a hole in the center of the flower with the piercer from the spellbinders tool. Thread the green stamens through the hole adding another flower layer if wanted. Secure all together by using the hot glue gun at the back of the flower petal and stamen thread. When you have applied the glitter with clear drying glue and all is dry, trim the stamen threads away ready for use on the card. Stamp, color and die cut the leaves. Run these through the flower mold to bring shape to them. Stamp and color then die cut the elements used in the card using the coffee ink and the white stamping card.

Adhere the caravan to the card front. Adhere the flags and lights to the top of the card. Adhere the prepared sentiment to the left of the caravan, hiding the wheel. Adhere the flowers and leaves in place under the sentiment and to the right side of the caravan. Apply the diamond stickles to the caravan trim, the window frames and doorframe. Apply the crystal Lacquer to the windows. To finish the card, add a few lights across the door.

Camping Memories

Camping Memories

Other Products: Cardstock- White, Chipboard Frame, DecoArt Acrylic Paint- White, Heidi Swapp Shimmer Mister- Pink, Water Mister, Waterbrush, Stickles- Diamond, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Ultra)

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

Instructions: Paint the front, back and easel stand with white paint. Let dry. Using a water mister, mist the frame front, then mist with pink mister. Let dry. Cover the inside of the back of the frame with teal patterned paper. Cut a strip of pink patterned paper that is 0.5 x 3.5" and flag one end. Adhere to the right hand side of the frame. Find and cut out the "Enjoying this moment" sentiment and adhere to the pink patterned strip using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 1 of the flower box window, fire pit, scooter, potted plants, welcome sign and 2 of the camper and string of lights using black ink (Staz On- Jet Black). Add color to all of the images using a waterbrush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Color the full image of one camper and just the door, and wheel of the other. Lights- Bright Yellow; Scooter- Bright Yellow, Dark Pool Party, Light Pool Party, Brown, Light Carmine, Pale Green; Fire Pit- Light Pool Party, Bright Yellow, Orange, Brown; Potted Plants- Brown, Pale Green, Bright Yellow, Light Carmine; Welcome Sign- Light Carmine; Camper- Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party, Carmine Red, Light Carmine, Bright Yellow, Pale Green, Grey.

Add Stickles to the windows, lights, fire and highlights of the scooter. Let dry. All of the die cut elements are added to the frame using Thin 3D Foam Squares and 3D Foam Squares. Adhere the strings of lights in the corners of the frame. Add the camper and welcome sign to the bottom left hand corner of the frame. Add the wheel, door and window box using 3D foam squares. Add the scooter to the bottom right hand corner. Then add the potted plants and fire pit.

A Panoramic View

A Panoramic View

Other Products: iCraft Iris cardstock, foam tape, iCraft Kraft cardstock, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Diamond

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

Instructions: Cut a piece of heavy kraft cardstock 12" x 6". Score at 1 1/2", 3", 9" and 10 1/2". Cut 4 side panels from a piece of landscape patterned paper 1 1/4" x 5 3/4", sponge the edges with Leaf Green ink and adhere to the front and side panels. Cut the centre panel 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", sponge the edges with Leaf Green ink and adhere to the back panel.

Stamp 2 small caravan images from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut 1 large caravan and another window and door. Die cut the inner window out of the small window die cut and adhere to the base caravan. Die cut the inner window from the door and adhere to the base caravan. Adhere the caravan to the back of the panel as shown.

Stamp the umbrella, table, cushion and chair from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the umbrella and table using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Adhere to left of the caravan as shown. Add the cushion to the chair.

Stamp the cat and dog image from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add one cat to the chair and the other to the right of the chair. Add the dog to the front of the table.

Stamp the brazier and drinks tin from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear to the flames of the brazier with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add to the right inside panel. Add the drinks tin to the left of the umbrella.

Stamp the flower pot images from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and add one tree to the right of the caravan door and one of the small pots in front of the tree with foam tape and another in front of the caravan and to the right of the caravan as shown.

Stamp the hollyhock images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers in yellow and pink colours. Die cut with the coordinating die and add Crystal Clear glitter on a dry sponge. Add some hollyhocks to the front and side panels using foam tape for extra dimension. Add more hollyhock images to the centre panel using 1, 2 and 3 layers of foam tape.

Cut a piece of heavy kraft cardstock 9" x 1/2". Stamp 4 fence images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the kraft strip. Stamp the flower pot images from the HCPC-3879 My Happy Place Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Die cut two images of the tree out of white cardstock and adhere these together with the coloured images. Adhere the trees to either side of the fence as shown.

Stamp two flag images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flags with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Festoon the flags to the fence as shown.

Stamp the long hollyhock and ivy images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the hollyhock and ivy with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and adhere to the base of the fence. Adhere this strip to the bottom of the card as shown. For extra strength add another two strips 1/2" x 6" to the back. Cut a strip of heavy kraft cardstock 1/4" x 9". Stamp two lights images from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Red Geranium ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere these to the narrow kraft strip and then adhere the strip to the top of the card as shown. Stamp the sign image from the HCPC-3880 Elements of Home Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the small welcome sign to the middle of the strip as shown.Add Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Diamond on the card with Dries Clear glue.

Bursting with Beauty

Bursting with Beauty

Other Products: White cardstock, Seedless Preserve, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry Distress inks, paint brushes, Mudra stencil, watercolor cardstock, paint brushes, purple rhinestones.

For more tips on creating with the Burst of Spring collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/_8WJPTKIUlQ.

Instructions: Take a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base and ink it lightly with Seedless Preserve, Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry Distress inks using Mudra Stencil. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the border die from Sweetheart Borders Die and ink it with Seedless Preserve distress ink. Adhere this die cut to the right side of the card as shown.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the dies from Album Tags and Accents Die. ink the eyelet piece using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress inks. Adhere both the pieces together and cut it to 3 1/4". Adhere this piece on the card front as shown aligning the straight cut edge with the border die cut.

Stamp the image from Burst of Spring Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. Color in the image using Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Die cut the image using matching die from Burst of Spring Die. Die cut 5 more pieces of cardstock using the same die. Stack and adhere all the pieces together. Adhere the final piece on the card front as shown. Add a row of purple rhinestones on the border die cut to add finishing touch.

Heart-y Tulips

Heart-y Tulips

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, dimensional tape, glitter

For more tips on creating with the Tulip Time collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/rfYMxeNBmJk.

For more tips on creating with the Floral Fashionista collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/9V6JOqdQtC8.

Instructions: Ready top fold card measures 7.5" x 6". To prepare card mats, choose two pattern papers from designer paper collection measuring 7.25" x 5.75" and 7" x 5.5". Distress the edges of pattern paper using same color ink. Adhere card matts on ready card base. Further, choose another pattern paper from the same collection and cut a piece measuring 6.75" x 5.25". Place Eyelet Border Basics Die according to the design and run through die cutting machine. Arrange both pieces on card base using dimensional tape for added dimensions.

Cut two borders from white cardstock using Eyelet Border Basics Die. Add glitter on borders using clear drying glue. Glue both the borders as shown. Cut two Eyelet hearts from white cardstock and two hearts from pattern paper. Glue them on top right corner of the card using dimensional tape. Stamp love sentiment on white cardstock with Plum Archival and cut with coordinating die. Also cut 4 pieces from white cardstock. Glue all pieces together for dimension. Glue sentiment on bottom right corner of card.

Stamp Tulip flowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Plum Archival and cut with coordinating die. Paint flowers with Cactus Flower Ink and Vivid Chartreuse Ink. Shape using shaping mold and add Rock Candy Stamens. Add glitter using clear drying glue. For small flowers stamp Floral Fashionista flower using Butter Cup Archival. Paint flowers with same ink and cut with coordinating die. Shape flowers using Shaping Mold. Add Bright Bead Stamens. Further, stamp leaves using Olive Green Archival and cut with coordinating die. Paint leaves with Sap Green Archival and shape using shaping mold. Arrange flowers and leaves using hot melted glue.

Double Framed Lilacs

Double Framed Lilacs

Other Products: White cardstock, pearls, ribbon, Foam sheet, foam tape, Copic Markers: V01, V12, V15, RV10, RV02, Y31, YG61, YG82, B00, B01, B02, E53, E33

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

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

Instructions: Card size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" Cut white cardstock 11 x 7 1/2", fold in half. Cut a piece of lilac paper 5 1/4 x 7 1/4" then glue it to the card base. On a grid surface, from white, cut 2 long frame pieces (A: 6") (without the insert) and 2 shorter pieces (B:5") to form the 5 x 7" frame then place foam on the back and set aside. Cut 2 short (B) with insert, and 2 shorter pieces (C:4") to form the inside frame. Glue the decorative frame onto lilac paper, centering then pop up the plain frame over it. Add a line of pearls to each corner. Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit in the center "window" and glue it down.

Using black ink, stamp two birds (Songs of Spring), the Lilac umbrella and a lilac spray, die cut and color with Copics or favorite coloring method. Stamp small Peonies using Tea Rose, Stamp lilac blossoms using Majestic Violet, Deep Purple and Magenta Hue, sponge with same colors then die cut and form in the shaping mold (see video). Add Light green Prills to the centers of the lilac and yellow stamen to the peony. Cut out a small tag from the decorative paper.

Glue the umbrella to the bottom right side then glue lilac blossoms onto some of the lilacs in the image. Glue the tag on to the umbrella handle then tie a small bow (peony color) and glue it to the tag hole. Glue the spray to the top left then add lilac blossoms and peony to it. 

For the birds - Use the shaping tools and mat to give the bodies a little roundness then pop up onto the image on the paper in the center of card. Add some lilac blossoms with the birds. Glitter all the flowers.

Heartfelt Gift

Heartfelt Gift

Other Products: 8 inch square card base with decorative border, white cardstock, cardboard piece, hot glue gun, piercer, sicssors.

For more tips on creating with the Classic Petunia collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk.

Instructions: Take an 8 x 8 inch card base and cover with a piece of 7 x 7 inch purple paper from the classic petunia paper pack. Cover 6 1/2 inch square piece of white cardstock with green paper from the classic petunia paper pack, leaving a small gap around the edges. Adhere at a slight angle across the front of the card. Cut out a 6 inch square pretty panel and mat onto a 6 1/4 inch square of white card. Glue a piece of cardboard to the back to give this some lift.

Using white cardstock die cut two borders from the Elegant Pocket Accents Die, adhere to the sides of the card. Adhere the pretty panel to the front of the card.

Using white cardstock, die cut a decorative oval, adhere to the right hand side of the card.

Using Coffee ink, stamp lots of petunias and leaves. Colour in with Archival Leaf Green ink, Lulu Lavender and Wisteria, ink, using the daubers. Die cut assorted sizes of flowers and leaves. Shape using the Basics mold.

Layer flowers if desired, using a paper piercing tool, make little holes in all your flowers then start threading on the stamens using a piece of wire. Hot glue the leaves to the backs and start adhering the flowers and leaves around the oval. Apply glue on glowers as desired and add glitter.

Cut out a sentiment from the paper pack, cut one end into a v shape, adhere in amongst the flowers.

You Are So Beautiful

You Are So Beautiful

Other Products: Versamark watermark ink pad, ranger white heat embossing powder, Gallery soft oil pastels, white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Butterfly Dreams collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uCKKJfAQFHA.

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

Instructions: The card base measures 6 1/2" by 8". Cut pattern papers of your choice and mat it on the card base. Cut the Oval frame using the Eyelet oval die in white and also cut decorative pockets from the petite pockets accent die set. Take another piece of pattern paper 6" by 7 1/2" and cut the oval center. Now adhere the frame on top of the pattern paper. Take another pattern paper and cut the pattern center from the eyelet oval die set. Adhere the decorative petite pockets on the backside of the oval frame.

Stamp the flowers from the classic rose stamp set on flower making foam sheet using Magenta Hue ink pad and color them with soft oil pastels. Stamp the leaves from the classic rose stamp set using Olive Green onto white cardstock and color them using Bamboo Leaves. Die cut all with coordinating dies. Shape the leaves using the 3D flower shaping mold.

Stamp the butterfly from the fluttering butterfly stamp set on vellum using Versamark and heat emboss in white embossing powder. Cut the butterfly using the coordinating die.

Assemble everything as shown in the images and add a sentiment from the paper pad.

Swirling Tulips

Swirling Tulips

Other Products: Gallery soft oil pastels 209, 210

For more tips on creating with the Tulip Time collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/rfYMxeNBmJk.

Instructions: Create 5 x 7" card base using white paper and Intricate Swirl Frames. Cut a piece of paper from the Sugarspun Paper Collection using a Intricate Swirl Frames and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut the Frame Intricate Swirl Frames Die from paper collections and adhere to the card base using 3D foam tape for dimension as shown.

Stamp the leaves using Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set on the white paper with StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, cut out with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink and shape leaves using Leafy Accents Shaping Mold. Adhere the flowers and leaves using a hot glue gun.

Stamp the Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set on foam paper with StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry and cut using the coordinating dies. Colour with Gallery soft oil pastels 209 and 210. You will need 2-3 petals for each flower to create flowers. Use an iron or heat gun to heat the petals and when they start to shrink move them on the Molding Mat and press on the middle using shaping tool - using bigger one. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them and use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle and pull through the stamens. 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 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter

Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card using a hot glue gun. Add your sentiment from Sugarspun Paper Collection using 3D foam tape for dimension.

Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories

Other Products: Vellum Paper, White Cardstock, Versamark Embossing Ink, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine, Ranger embossing powder White, Pearls, Lace Bunch, Peal String, Hot Glue Gun, Twinkle Goosebumps embellishment, Distresser tool.

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

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

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures, 6.4" by 9". Cut panel of white cardstock measuring 6.1" by 8.7" and rough the edges with Paper distresser tool and adhere on card, choose second panel from paper collection measuring 5.8" by 8.3" adhere layer on first panel using foam tape.

For the Oakberry Vellum Flowers, Stamp the flowers and leaves on vellum paper with Versamark ink and white embossing powder, heat emboss with heat tool. Color with Zig clean brush from the back side (045, 026). Shape the flowers using Stylus with 3mm nib and adhere with hot glue gun and stamens. I used Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small as a center of my flowers.

I cut the image from paper and roughed the edges and adherd on pink pattern paper, I cut another paper piece from pattern paper and add layer of white cardstock from back side of this piece. I adhered both layers on card using foam tape, next I cut 2 paper strips from paper collection and cut the ends like arrows and added it down side from my image. Fussy cut leafy images from paper collection and adhere on the left and right of card.

On the background I glued lace bunches and select leaf images and cut out from paper collection and set with 3d foam, add already made flowers with hot glue gun and add pearls and pearl strings. To finish off, add twinkle goose bumps embellishment and sentiment from paper collection.

Love in Bloom

Love in Bloom

Other Products: White, violet and green cardstock, hot glue gun and hot glue, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Forest Moss, glue

For more tips on creating with the Classic Rose collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions: You need a white card base 5 7/8" x 5 7/8". Choose the decorative paper from Classic Rose Paper collection- you need paper 5 3/4" x 5 3/4".

Use the stitched border die from Classic Border Basics Die in the middle of decorative paper, die cut twice as shown. Then use the two eyelet accents from Album Tags and Accents Die to die cut the frame. Cut the same frame in white paper, using both dies. Use a decorative frame cut out from white paper and leave the middle from the collection. Stamp "with all my love" from Cheerful Note Sentiments Cling Stamps Set using Faded Jeans ink. Glue everything on your card base.

Flowers: Stamp flowers from the Classic Rose Cling Stamps Set on a piece of green paper (leaves) and violet paper (flowers) using StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black. Color flowers using Seeldless Preserves ink and leaves color using Forest moss ink. Die cut using matching die from Classic Rose Die. Mold flowers using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue it together using hot glue.

Add the flowers and leaves on your card. Apply glue and sprinkle flowers with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear

Triple Diamond

Triple Diamond

Other Products: Burgundy and White cardstock; Pink gems; Ribbon; Tiny foam dots; Cuttlebug embossing folder

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

For more tips on creating with the diamond dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/JwS0Rmysd98.

Instructions: Prepare a white 5 x 7" card base. Cut a piece of Burgundy cardstock 1/8 inch smaller on all 4 sides. Using the embossing folder, run through the die cut machine and adhere to the card base.

Die cut one of the Lacy Diamonds small triangles out with the inside also cut as shown. Adhere to the center of the card. Cut 2 of the Diamonds and Lace smaller one and layer it with the next 2 to the get look as shown. Add tiny foam dots on the back and adhere to each side of the first triangle. Glue a pink gem in the center of each.

Stamp the leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Leaf Green, color with the Vivid Chartreuse and cut out with the coordinating die, ink the edges with the Leaf Green. Shape in the Oakberry Lane mold.

Stamp the flowers on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Vibrant Fuchsia and cut out with the coordinating die, color the edges with the same ink and shape in the mold. Adhere the petals together to create the flower and then adhere the leaves and flower on the top of the center triangle.

To finish the card, add glitter to the leaves and flower and add a bow.

This is Happiness

This is Happiness

Other Products: Strathmore watercolor paper, Hemp thread Sunrise, title from Les Creations Edith Cloutier, Tim Holtz stencil Nordic, liquitek modeling paste, Dylusion ink lemon zest, Die cutting machine, VersaMark Stamp pad, Gesso, cheesecloth,

Click here to see how to shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Instructions: Take a 12 x 12" watercolor sheet. Use a brush and plenty of water to create a watercolor effect with your yellow ink. Apply through your stencil modeling paste on your page randomly. Then make droplets of yellow ink by shaking a brush gorged with ink over the sheet.

Stamp the Purr-fect Posies flowers and leaves with VersaMark ink and black embossing powder on white card stock. Use the heat gun to melt the powder. Cut it with the coordinating die. Color the petals with yellow and red Zig markers and the leaves with the green Zig markers. Shape the flowers by using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools.

Put a cheesecloth in the center of your paper and glue your picture over it (with 3D foam square to give volume). Paste all over your layout the flowers you just made. Connect these flowers with black string to which you give curved shapes.

Add leaves under the flowers surrounding your picture. Finish by adding a title and smile sentences as sentiments.

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Other Products: Smooth White Cardstock, Die Cutting Machine, Twine, Acetate Sheet, Scoreboard

For more tips on creating with the Sugarspun collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kLs8-V6iBG8.

Instructions: To create a side fold card measuring 6" by 8 1/2", cut a smooth white card stock 12" by 8 1/2" and score and crease at 6". Choose the paper from the paper collection and create the first layer 1/8" smaller on all the four sides of ready card size.

Choose a paper from Sugar Spun Collection and chop it measuring 5" by 3 1/2", distress all the sides and glue it on white cardstock making a delicate border of white on all the four sides. Using tag die from Album Tags and Accents Die set and die cutting machine, create a window. Glue acetate sheet to create a clear window and add dimensions using foam tape. Cut 2 die cuts using Petite Pocket Accents Die and adhere one each on top and bottom of the window as shown.

Stamp the images from Sprinkled Confetti Cupcakes Cling Stamp and Sweet Shoppe Treats Cling Stamp Set Set with black archival ink, numbers with colored archival inks and cut all of them using their coordinating dies. Color all the images using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers, For color blending use watercolor brush. Stack and glue extra 2 die cuts to add extra strength to the painted embellishments. Create extra dimensions using foam dots for larger cupcakes.

Stamp the sentiment from Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp Set with blue inks and also glue the numbers as shown. Close the ready window on the card base by removing the releasing tape of the foam tape.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and complete the card by adding glitter detailing and tags hanging with twine as shown.

Peony Celebration

Peony Celebration

Other Products: White cardstock, diecutting machine

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video 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 a 5.5 x 5.5" card base. Cut out a piece of flower paper from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection for the bottom of the card and pink paper from the same paper collection for the top half, adhere to the card base and distress with Lilac Posies ink. Cut the Elegant Pocket Accents Die in white and the frame in the dark pink designer paper, adhere with the white die slightly higher than the pink, as shown in photo. Distress with Lilac Posies and adhere to the center of the card.

Stamp the flowers from the Small and Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp sets, the largest in Lilac Posies, the medium in Dark Peony and the small in Buttercup and sponge with same, cut out with coordinating dies, sculpt with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold. Add pink beaded stamens to the pink flowers and a yellow stamen to the centers of the yellow flowers and add glitter.

Stamp the rose leaf from the Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves, sponge with same and cut out with the corresponding dies and shape with the 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.

Cut out the tag from the paper collection and adhere the flowers, leaves and sentiment as shown in photo.

Live in the Moment

Live in the Moment

Other Products: Ranger Distress Oxide-worn lipstick, Ranger Distress Ink-peeled paint, foam adhesive

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

Instructions: Cut white card base and fold 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 paper collection and glue. Cut the largest element from the white paper Eyelet Oval Die and glue in the middle of the page. From paper HCDP1-298 Tulip Time Paper Collection cut the matching element from paper collection. Glue on the middle base of the card with foam adhesive.

Stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper a few times using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink, then shadow with the same ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Layer two petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them. To create leaves, stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink. Stamp the Leafy Accents leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink. Shape leaves using 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold. I cover the flowers and leaves with glue and cover them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, then place glue in the center and apply Go Man Go prills. Arrange the leaves and flowers on card and glue as shown.

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection. Glue it on a slightly larger piece of paper from paper collection, and glue it to the card.

A Garden Celebration

A Garden Celebration

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

Instructions: Take white cardstock size 3.35" x 5.25". Cut two Decorative Pocket Accents die from white cardstock. Adhere these diecuts on the cardstock size 3.35"x5.25" as shown and add crystal clear glitter. This is the base of the card. Take cardstock size 5.25"x6.6" and fold it into half (tent fold card). Final size 3.35" x 5.25". Cut Intricate Swirl Frames Die on pattern paper from the collection and adhere it as shown using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere this card on the base created with decorative pocket accents die.

Cut one die from Album Tags and Accents Die Set on white cardstock and adhere it with foam tape. Cut another die from Ornamental Tags Die Set on white cardstock adding archival ink-leaf green on the edges and add sentiment from Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using archival ink-jet black. Add Crystal Clear Glitter on the edges. Adhere it with foam tape.

Stamp some garden flower images from Elements of Home Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock using archival ink-jet black and cut with coordinating die and color using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with Watercolor Brush. Add some glitter and adhere on the card.

Stamp Oakberry lane blossom image on white cardstock using archival ink-carnation red, cut with coordinating die and color using archival ink-rose madder and sunflower. Shape with 3D Blossom mold and then, on the edges of the petals add archival ink-carnation red. Add stamens at the centre of the flower. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and add crystal clear glitter.

Silver Hugs

Silver Hugs

Other Products: Silver mirror card, white card, silver acrylic bead, silver moondust glitter drops, Frosted aqua and rose blush colour cloud blending ink, double sided tape, collall glue, silver embossing powder, Versamark, foam pads, hot glue, versafine black ink

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

Instructions: Score and fold a 15" x 5.5" piece of white card at 7.5" to create a 5.5 x 7.5" tent fold card base.

Cut a 6" x 4" paper from the pad and edge with frosted aqua chalk cloud ink. Layer onto a piece of mirror card approx. .5" larger, and then onto a larger white piece of card and another larger piece of mirror card. Adhere to the card base using collall glue and strong double-sided tape.

Make the flower: stamp the large peony twice in VersaMark and cover with silver embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Repeat with the largest of the small peony flower. Colour the flowers using the colour cloud inks. Die cut the flowers and colour the reverse. Spray with water and screw the petals up, leave for approximately 5 mins and carefully open, continue to shape using the groove golf tools. Layer the flower using 2 large, 2 medium and 1 small set of petals. Glue an acrylic bead into the centre of the flower, place moondust nuvo drop in the centre of the bead and cover with glitter, remove excess and allow to dry.

Die cut 2 of the swirls from the cut mat create 1A die and adhere as shown, snipping as necessary to reach from the top of the card to the bottom. Hot glue the flower into place.

Stamp the sentiment on to coordinating paper using versafine black ink, and die cut using the ornamental tags die. Die cut the fancy outer die in white card and remove the edges. Layer the sentiment on top and add to the card using foam pads.

Sunny Funday

Sunny Funday

Other Products: Gauze, twine, oil pastels, glue, 3d foam squares, hot iron

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Die cut a double tag (3'' x 4.5 '') from the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Ticket and Tags die. Using paper from paper collection, die cut a smaller tag and adhere on the front. Cut a smaller paper with sentiment words on it and adhere to the front. Stamp the scooter with Jet Black ink onto paper from paper collection, die cut with coordinating die. Adhere scooter using 3D foam squares

Use Jet Black ink to stamp the Purr-fect Posies and leaves onto foam and die cut with coordinating dies. You will need 2 petals for each flower. Paint freely with oil pastels, rub the color with your fingers. Form with a hot iron. Make a hole in the middle and drag the stamens. Add glue to each petal and on bottom of the flower to secure.

Layer gauze, twine and flowers in upper right hand corner as shown and adhere.

Blossoms for Your Special Day

Blossoms for Your Special Day

Other Products: White Cardstock, Misti, Diecutting Machine, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensional Tape, Scor tape

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

Instructions: Card Size is 5 x 7". Cut Intricate Swirls Frame die from 5 x 7" white cardstock 2x. Adhere scor tape to the second one before diecutting. Score the one with the tape at the second stitched line and adhere the two diecuts together. Diecut the decorative die from white cardstock using the same set, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 1/4 x 5 1/4", stamp the sentiment from the Special Birthday Sentiments using Forget-Me-Not Ink in the center and then adhere the decorative die on top using dries clear adhesive. Adhere to the card base using dimensional tape.

Stamp the Oakberry Blossoms on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Using Archival Forget-me-Not ink, color lightly in the middle with Vivid Chartreuse and the rest with the Forget-Me-Not ink. Diecut with coordinating die and shape using the 3D Blossoms Mold. Press the centers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, pierce the centers using the Groove Golf Tool, adhere two petals together making sure to offset them and insert rock Candy Stamens. Add hot glue to the underside of the flowers to secure stamens. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Stamp Leafy Accents leaves with Archival Olive ink, color with the same ink, diecut using the coordinating dies and shape using the Leafy Accents mold. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card as shown using a hot glue gun. Use Heat It tool to shrink any glue strings.

Three Times the Furry Fun

Three Times the Furry Fun

Other Products: 110 lb. White cardstock, Ribbon, Magnets, Score tape, Corner punch

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

Instructions: Start with an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock, score at 5 and 5.5". Cut a second piece of cardstock at 6" x 8.5", score and fold at 0.5 and 1", join together using score tape as shown in this video https://youtu.be/zvJsjybhO8c creating the trifold base. Cut 10 pieces of cardstock 4 3/4" x 4 1/4". Score 1/2" on the 4 1/4" side. Use the pieces to build the waterfall on the inside right-hand side panel. Cut a small strip from white cardstock, score 1/2" from the end and fold. Adhere 1/2" fold along the bottom of the waterfall, adhere a magnet on this strip, and cover with designer paper on the front and back of the strip. Apply second magnet onto the top water fall layer. Cut paper from paper collection to fit on the rest of the panels.

Die cut corners, eyelet accents, Regal Pockets, and Fanci-Fold dies from white cardstock. Adhere the Regal Pocket dies onto the two panels you'll be creating a pocket with. Once glued, die cut the strip opening from both the Regal Pocket die and the designer paper. Doing this helps align the two openings perfectly together. Add ribbons to the front and back of Trifold card for closure, then apply glue to the perimeter of the designer paper panels and adhere onto trifold panels as shown. Cut smaller panels to cover the waterfall, covering the magnet if desired.

Fold the pocket for the center panel and adhere. Create a booklet to slide into the pocket from white cardstock, decorate with paper and eyelet accent. Cut tags to slide into pockets, round corners with corner punch and cover and decorate as desired.

Decorate the trifold using the Album Tags and Accents Die to die cut tickets and tags. Cut sentiments from paper collection, mat on white cardstock and add throughout book.

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ESTHER ZEISET
Breathtaking, Beautiful! Creative!!! Makes you want lots more all the time.
Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 11:50 AM