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Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Blog Inspiration 28th August 2019

Hey Friend!
Happy Wednesday, how is your week going? Can you believe that summer is coming to an end and the kids and grandkids are back in school!!!

Join the fun today and be inspired with brand new elegant inspiration that will jump start your creativity.....and did you hear???

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Are you registered for this online class? Don't miss out on your chance to learn how to create poinsettias 10 different ways! Do you feel stuck in a creative rut and use the same techniques to create your Christmas Poinsettias... or maybe your poinsettias look nothing like the ones you see online. Maximize the versatility with your poinsettias and learn how to create Christmas Poinsettias 10 Different Ways Register now 

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Our Crafters that take online classes say: 
Great class!! It is great to learn how to create many different looks with one flower and die stamp collection. it makes each collection more versatile. Each look was beautiful in itself. Then each one that you made built on the previous look. The colors are so bright and vibrant as well. Learning to add the stamens was a great added bonus. I always feel that every class that I have taken, whether online or in person, is designed to help all levels of paper crafters! ~Dawn Kuhn

It is amazing how many different ways to make flowers with the same sets. I also learned why some of my flowers flatten out and how to make them stay closed up for the bud look. Thank you~Kathy Wachter

I have been making flowers for awhile. In the class I discovered that I need to make things simpler. It really only take a small amount of pressure and no need to crush them up so much. Your flowers are flatter and my are have more pointed at the bottom. The simple techniques to make beautiful flowers. I didn’t know how to do the Stamens. I will be doing more of them. Thanks for getting me to the next level.~Jeanette Bradshaw

Have a wonderful and creative day! Much Love, Emma Lou


Creative Inspiration of the Week

Skiing Penguin

Skiing Penguin

Other Products: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot distresss inks, watercolor cardstock, transparent holographic glitter, white cardstock

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

Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Stamp the images from Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set and Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad and color them using Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot distress inks. Use Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to make the skiing stick of the penguin. Die cut the images using matching dies from Candy Cane Cottage Die and Season of Glee Die. Die cut 4 more pieces of white cardstock using the same candy cane cottage die and 1 more piece of white cardstock using penguin die. Adhere them together to make a thicker piece. Apply transparent holographic glitter to the penguin's cap and snow on the candy cane cottage.

Stamp the sentiment from Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set on a 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip of white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad so that the right side of the sentiment is almost 1/2" away from the edge.

Take a piece of 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock and ink it lightly with Salty Ocean distress ink. Stamp the trees from Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set side-by-side 6 times on this piece using Olive Archival Ink so that there is a 1" gap from the bottom edge to the base of the trees. Now again stamp the trees in the gap between the 2 trees using the same ink and 2nd generation stamping to get a lighter shade of trees. ink the trees lightly using Mowed Lawn and Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

Now make a horizontal slit in this piece on the bottom of the trees leaving a 1" gap from both the side edges. Adhere the top of 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of Clear Cardstock to the back of the penguin so leaving 1/2" from the bottom unadhered. Slip the remaining piece of Clear Cardstock from the slit we made earlier and adhere it to the sentiment strip that we created earlier positioning them so that the sentiment is revealed when we pull the sentiment strip from the right side and the penguin slides out from behind the candy cane cottage.

Apply the Darice Adhesive Foam Strips so that there is enough gap on the right side of the candy cane cottage for the penguin can slide in and out freely and adhere it on the card front so that it hides the penguin when the sentiment strip is pushed in.

Stamp the leaves and flowers from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set several times on a sheet of Vellum using Versamark ink. Heat emboss them using Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and Heat It Craft Tool. Color them with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Die cut them using matching dies from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die. Shape them using Groove Golf Tool Set and add a little I'm A-Maized Prills to the Poinsettia's center. Arrange and adhere them as shown on the card front. Glue some Medium Assorted Bead Stamens to the flower arrangement.

With Love at Christmas

With Love at Christmas

Other Products: White cardstock, red Pan Pastels, White Liquid Applique, ribbon, 3M foam tape, Copic Markers: R21, R17, R29, YG05, YG17, C3, C5, C7, Y38, YR04, RV00, RV10, E51, Silver Delicata

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

 

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

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6”. Fold 12 x 6 white cardstock in half. Cut a piece od red decorative paper 5 7/8 x 5 7/8” then glue it to the front of card.  Cut a piece of candy stripe red and white decorative paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" then glue it to the red on card. Now cut 2 white Petite Pocket Accents and 2 white Eyelet Diamonds. Cut 2 red Diamonds one size smaller than the white Eyelet Diamonds. Glue the red Diamonds to the white Eyelet Diamonds. Glue white Petite Pocket Accents to top and bottom with half circle facing toward the center of card.  Use foam tape or foam sheet to pop up Diamond sets. Adhere one set of Diamonds horizontally and one set vertically to form a sort of star.

Cut the Candy Cane, With Love at Christmas Time rectangle out then mat it with more red paper 3 1/8 x4 1/8”.  Mat again with white 3 1/4 x4 1/4".Glue all the layers together then pop up in the center of the “star”.  Tie a small bow with red and white ribbon then glue it to the top of the sentiment panel.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettias and Holly on white with Silver Delicata, die cut and use the mold to form poinsettia blossoms (see video). Once completely dry brush a tiny amount of red Pan Pastels onto the tips, keep flowers basically white. Layer 3-4 blossoms together then glue red/green Prills in the centers then glitter with Crystal Clear. Glue 2 blossoms to each side of sentiment panel.  

Stamp Carolers on white with Black, die cut then color, add a little Liquid Applique onto the furry parts of the hat then heat to puff up.  Add a bit of Dries White and glitter to the snow at the feet of the penguins then pop up onto sentiment panel. It takes a few layers of foam to make penguins level with the card base.

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Other Products: White and Light Blue cardstock; Watercolor paper; Ribbon; tiny foam dots; Corner Rounder; Die cutting machine

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

Instructions: Prepare a white 5 1/2 x 5 1/2” card base. Cut a piece of the light blue 1/4“smaller and round the corners. Select a piece of the Candy Cane Cottage paper and cut it down 1/4” smaller, round the corners, adhere the 2 together. Cut a piece of the light blue 2 x 5 1/4 and top with a piece of the Candy Cane Cottage paper 1/4” smaller. Adhere the 2 together and add to the card. Die cut one each of the Daydreams Bridge and Starry Night Decorative dies, place one at the bottom and the other in the middle more towards the right side. Wrap a piece of ribbon on top of the border one at the bottom and adhere to the card base. Cut another piece of the blue 3 x 3 12” round the corners, cut a piece of white 1/4” smaller and place on top, stamp the sentiment on top, add dimensions to the back and add to the card.

Stamp the Seasons of Glee Christmas Tree on watercolor paper with the black ink, color with the Zig markers, die cut using the coordinating die, add small foam dots to the back and adhere to the card as shown.

Stamp the leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Olive ink, color with the Leaf Green, cut out using the coordinating die, ink the edges with Leaf Green. Stamp the flowers on the same paper with the Carnation Red, color the middle with the Sunflower, cut out using the matching die, ink the edges with the Carnation Red, place both the leaves and the flowers in the Shaping mold and run through the die cutting machine. Place 2 flowers together making one flower, arrange the leaves and flowers to the top right hand corner.

To finish, add glitter to the tree, flowers and leaves. Add the white adhesive to the snow at the bottom on the tree and glitter. Add Prills to the center of each flower.

 

Filled with Joy

Filled with Joy

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Diecutting Machine, Sharp Scissors and, Versamark Ink, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel by Rangers and twine

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

Instructions: The ready top-fold card from smooth white cardstock measures 5 3/4" by 7 3/4". To create the top panel, choose the printed paper from the designer paper collection with same images and cut to 5 1/4" by 4" and cut light green paper to size 51/4" by 3 1/4". Glue them neatly and customize your own paper measuring 5 1/4" by 7 1/4". Further glue the paper on the white cardstock creating a delicate white border on all the sides. To hide the joining line, cut a 1/2" wide long strip of deep orange color paper and mat it on white cardstock, making a white border as shown. Layer the strip in the card panel and glue both the ends behind the panel. Next, layer the panel on deep orange paper making a border of 1/8" on all the sides and finally mat the card panel on ready cardstock.

Cut 3 pieces of decorative doilies using Heart of Joy Decorative Die and stack them together. Color it randomly using distress oxide Mermaid Lagoon. Apply an adhesive and sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder. Heat set and layer it on the card panel as shown.

Stamp all the required images from Merry Moments Cling Stamp Set with black archival ink on white cardstock and paint them using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Once done with all the coloring, cut all the images using their coordinating dies. Also, glue one extra die cut on the images for extra strength.

Stamp a couple of Poinsettias using Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp Set using Geranium red archival ink and cut them using their coordinating dies. Color all the Poinsettias using Vermillion Red Archival Ink and shape them using its coordinating mold. Glue the petals to form beautiful Poinsettias and add golden glitter ball to the center using adhesive that dries clear.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and complete the card by adding sentiment tags and extra glitter for detailing.

Snuggly Winter Wishes

Snuggly Winter Wishes

Other Products: watercolor paint green, gesso, ribbon, pearl

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

Instructions: Cut white card base and fold with dimensions of 5 3/4" x 5 3/4".  Cut a paper 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” from HCDP1-2105 Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection and glue. Cut white paper with dimensions of 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” and glue. Next cut a paper 5 1/4" x 5 1/4” from the collection.

Using the Starry Night Decorative Die, cut border strips and glue on the left side of the card and add a ribbon.

Cut a 2.75 "x 3.75" element from the white cardboard from the kits HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die, glue in the middle of the card. Cut element from Paper collection about dimensions 2.5”x 3.5” and glue.

Stamp images from Merry Moments Stamp Set and Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with black Memento on white cardstock and paint them using watercolor paints. Cut all the images using their coordinating dies and adhere to the eyelet rectangle. Then adhere to the card base.

Finishing elements, put on a piece of paper and glue, add White gesso and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.Add a ribbon, pearl, and the sentiment "Winter Wishes" diecut using HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents Die. Add White gesso and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Christmas Glee

Christmas Glee

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Score board, Scissors, Bone folder, White cardstock, 24” of Red satin ribbon, Gems, Hot glue gun, Ranger Ice Stickles Crystal Ice - Clear, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Barn Door and Mowed Lawn;

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

Instructions: Card measures - 6 inches by 6 inches. To create 6” x 6” card base - cut a 6” x 12” piece of white cardstock and then score it at 3” and 6” (long side up). Fold using bone folder along the score lines. Adhere ribbon on the back of the base. Cut out 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” (2 pieces) and 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” (2 pieces) from paper collection and adhere them to the card base as shown. Die cut two decorative pieces of the Decorative Pocket Accents Die with white cardstock, connect them together and adhere them to the inside of the card. Cut out 8” x 2 3/4” tag base of the white cardstock and score it at 4” (long side up) then cut out 2 3/4” x 4” tag of the paper collection and adhere it to the front of the tag base. Hang up tag on the decorative piece inside the card.

To decorate front of the card - cut out 4 5/8” x 4 5/8” piece from paper collection and add two additional layers of white cardstock to the back, then stamp sentiment of the Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set with Jet black Archival Ink and adhere panel to the card front. Die cut two frames of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in white cardstock, glue them together and then adhere them to the card front using pieces of 3D foam circles.

Stamp two branch images from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker and dauber. Die cut branch images with matching die from Glow of Christmas dies and adhere them to the card base. Stamp two candy cane images from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with Vermillion Archival Ink, die cut them with matching die from Season of Glee Dies and adhere them to the card base using pieces of 3D foam circles.

Stamp a few poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Barn Door Distress Ink using daubers. Stamp a few holly images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut poinsettias and holly images with matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Dies, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun and adhere them to the card. Fill the composition in with holly leaves.

For finishing touches add Ice Stickles to the candy canes and leave the card to dry off completely.

Christmas Love

Christmas Love

Other Products: White card, white pearl card, markers, 7 1/2 inch card blank.

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

Instructions: Cover a 7 1/2 inch square card blank with a piece of candy stripe paper from the Candy Cane Cottage paper pad 7 1/4 inches square. Cut out a piece of red paper from the paper pad, 6 3/4 inches square, adhere this to the front of the card. Cut out a 6 inch square panel of candy cane stripe paper from the paper pad, mat this onto white pearl card cut to 6 1/4 inches square. Adhere this to the front of the card. Cut another piece of red paper 5 inches square, mat onto white pearl card cut to 5 1/4 inches square. Adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut the Starry Night Decorative Die in white pearl card, twice. Adhere these to make a circle on to the front of the card. Make sure the join is going across the center front. Cut out a candy cane stripe border 1 inch x 7 1/4 inches long, adhere this along the center of the doily to hide the joins.

Cut out the sentiment from the paper pad, mat onto white pearl card and adhere using foam strips to the center of the card.

Stamp with black ink the four penguins from the Merry Moments Cling Stamp set. Colour in with markers, die cut with the co ordinating die. Adhere each pair with foam strips to either side of the sentiment.

Using dries clear glue, add lots of ultrafine glitter to the penguins, holly and candy canes.

A Holly Jolly Christmas

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Other Products: white stamping card, Real red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple green ink pads - stampin up! Foam pads, hot glue

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

Instructions: Score a piece of 6.5” x 13” white card at 6.5” to create a 6.5” square card base. Cut a 6.25” square paper from the collection and adhere this to the card base.

Die cut the outer die from the Heart of Joy decorative die using white card, and then use the inner die to create the pattern inside the die cut. Cover the die cut with dries clear glue and sprinkle over the frosting powder. Remove excess and allow to dry. Adhere to the left side of the card.

Select the topper and cut from the paper collection, adhere to a slightly larger piece of white card. Selection a coordinating paper and cut to 4” x 5”, adhere to a slightly larger piece of white card. Layer these pieces to the right of the card base, overlapping the decorative die cut, using foam pads.

Stamp 4 candy canes onto white card using real red ink and die cut. Position onto the card using dries clear glue.

Stamp the penguins onto white stamping card using black stazon ink. Colour using the kuretake zig water colour pens and diecut. Shape using the flower shaping tools and add to the card using hot glue.

Make the poinsettia: Stamp the petals in Cherry Cobbler ink onto deluxe flower shaping paper. Colour the flowers in Magenta Hue archival ink and die cut. Edge the petals with Cherry Cobbler ink so that the petals are shaded. Place face down into the shaping mold and spritz with water. Place the top on the mold, run through the die cutting machine, and remove the shaped flowers. Place glue in the centre of one set of petals and layer together, allow to dry. Place a dot of dandelion yellow crystal drops in the centre of the flower and cover in Go ManGo prills, remove the excess prills and set aside to dry.

Make the Holly: Stamp in early espresso onto the flower shaping paper using a stamping platform and colour with a water brush to spread the stamped ink. Use a tiny amount of the red on the berries and water brush to colour. When dry, over stamp again using early espresso ink. Die cut and edge the leaves with early espresso to give slight shading. Shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add the poinsettia and holly to the card using hot glue.

Stamp the lights in mossy meadow onto white card and colour using the kuretake pens. Add to the card using dries clear glue. Finish with nuvo drops at the top and bottom of the card.

Penguin Choir

Penguin Choir

Other Products: Viva Décor Stamp Paint – Grass Green, Carmine Red, Iris Cardstock, White Fun Flock, White Cardstock

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

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 green patterned paper 4 7/8”, sponge the edges with Leaf Green ink and adhere to the card front. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4” x 6 3/4" and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of light green patterned paper with the poinsettias and lights on the top right corner 4 3/8” x 6 3/8” and sponge the edges with Leaf Green ink and adhere to the white cardstock.

Die cut the outer decorative die from the HCD1-7248 Regal Frame & Accents Die set in white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the edges using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Using the inner plain edge die cut the inner layer out of light green patterned paper. Die cut the inner decorative die out of white cardstock and add Frosting Powder to the die using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and then add this die to the plain cut green paper. Adhere to the front of the card. Cut a plain inner die out of white cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the penguin choir image from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to hats with Dries White glue.  Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the snowball image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp setin Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add to the feet of the penguins and add Dries White Glue and sprinkle with Crystal glitter.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Setwith Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add green stamp paint with a damp sponge to the holly leaves and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top right of the card top as shown. Add Red Berry Nuvo drops to the holly berries.

Stamp the poinsettia images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Setin Red Geranium ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and a touch of Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Carmine Red stamp paint with a damp sponge and shape with the coordinating mold. Assemble and add Crystal Clear glue using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres and over the holly leaves.

Stamp the small candy cane images from theHCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set in Red Geranium ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Dries White glue to the white stripes and sprinkle with Crystal glitter.  Nestle the candy canes throughout the poinsettias.

Stamp the small candy cane images from theHCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set in Red Geranium ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Dries White glue to the white stripes and sprinkle with Crystal glitter.  Nestle the candy canes throughout the poinsettias.

Die cut the small tag from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Die and nestle under the poinsettias as shown.

Fun on the Ice

Fun on the Ice

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

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

Instructions: Card size 6” x 6” as final size. Take pattern paper from the collection size 5.875” x 5.875”. Tear the edges and adhere it on card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

Cut dies from Heart of Joy Decorative Die set on white cardstock add pattern paper between the die and adhere it on the bottom of the card and add crystal clear glitter.

Stamp tree and penguin images from Season of Glee cling stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink-jet black, library green cut them with coordinating die and color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using fine brush. Add crystal clear glitter. Stamp two peppermint candy cane image from Season of Glee cling stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink-carnation red and cut them with coordinating die and adhere with foam tape as shown and add crystal clear glitter.

Stamp some poinsettia flowers and leaves on white cardstock using carnation red, leaf green and cut them with coordinating die and color them with same ink and add Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse and shape them using 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Add stamens at the centre. Arrange the composition.

Add sentiment from collection and adhere it with foam tape.2105

Heartfelt Moments

Heartfelt Moments

Other Products: SUP dazzling Details glitter glue, Sheens Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool, white organza ribbon

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

Instructions: This finished card measures 6 1/4” x 8” (15.9cm x 20.3cm). Taking the white card stock, make a tent fold card measuring 6 1/4” X 8” (15.9cm x 20.3cm).

Find the blue design paper found in the paper collection. Cut this a little smaller than the card base measurements. Adhere this to the card base using 3D foam tape. To make the background lace, take the white card and the ‘Heart of Joy Decorative die’ set. Using the outer die from the set make two 1/2 circles. Using the two inner dies from the set, die cut two 1/2” circles. Trim any unwanted card away. Apply clear drying glue to the inner lace circle then dip into the glitter. Do the same to the outer circle but only to the edge lace part of the ½ circle. Put aside to dry in the funnel tray. When dry adhere to the card base using the 3D foam dots.

To make the sentiment banner, taking the white stamping card and the ‘Ticket and Tags’ die set, die cut the banner base and inner banner. Stamp the sentiment onto the inner banner using the stamp from the Candy Cane Cottage’ stamp set and the coffee ink. Adhere all together. Using the organza ribbon, bring this across the sentiment banner; adhere at the back of the banner. Make a triple bow from the organza ribbon and adhere to the left side of the banner using the hot glue gun. Adhere the banner in place using the 3D foam dots.

Make the little animals by using the stamp and dies sets. Bring color to the animals by using the zig markers. Fussy cut the needed penguins away from the die cut images. Adhere in place to the left above the ribbon bow and to the right of the sentiment. Apply the dazzling details glitter glue to the hats and scarves of the animals.

Christmas Posies

Christmas Posies

Other Products: White cardstock, glue

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

Instructions: Full instructions here: https://youtu.be/a0M_nmjgUQs. Start with a piece of 12” x 7” cardstock for the base. Score at 4” and 8”. Make a diagonal cut on the top, from 4” to the 8”.  Fold along the score lines.

UseHCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die to embellish the top. Use the circular one for the back of the card and trim the sides. Use the smaller one on the other two sides.

Die cut some white cardstock using the different pockets and decorative dies to embellish the card.

Use the HCDP1-2105 Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection to cover the card.

Use the HCD1-7255 Seasons of Glee Die and HCPC-3886 Seasons of Glee Stamp Set to embellish the front of the card.

Use the HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp and the HCD1-7238 Purr-fect Posies Die to make the flowers to embellish the card as well.

Cottage Tag

Cottage Tag

Other Products: Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, thread, Stampin’pad ink Cherry Cobber, Steadtler watercolor pencil, Ice stickles diamond, Glossy Accent, ribbon

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

See how to shape flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit here.  

Instructions: Tag size is 6 x 4". From the Candy Cane paper Collection , die cut the tag with the Album Tag and Accents die using the large and small tag. Glue those 2 papers  on top of each other.

Stamp a house from the Candy Cane Cottage stamp set and color it with pencil or markers. Die cut it with the appropriate die. Cut more elements (windows, roofs, door) and glue all over the original with 3D foam to give dimension to your house. Add glossy accent to the “snow” and let it dry. Cut a border from the Heart of joy decorative die and cut it in 2 pieces. Glue on each side of the house.

On white card stock, stamp and cut flowers with the Purr-fect Posies stamps and dies. Color the petals with stampin’pad cherry cobbler. Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Add red stamens in the centre of the flowers.

Put a cheesecloth and sewing thread in the center of your paper and glue your house over it.  Use 3D foam to glue the house on the tag. Paste on your house the flowers you just made.  Add a little bit of Ice stickles on your background.

Cut 1 ticket in the paper and add it to your layout as a sentiment.  Finish by adding thread and ribbon in the hole of your tag to complete it.

Christmas Candy Canes

Christmas Candy Canes

Other Products: White Cardstock, Misti, Diecutting Machine, Hot Glue Gun, VersaMark, WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Real Red Cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Silver Glass, Real Red Ink Pad, Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder, Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, Hot Glue Gun

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

Instructions: Card size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4”. Cut white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11”, score and fold at 5 1/2” on the long side to create an A2 top fold card base. Cut 6 x 6” candy cane panel from the Candy Cane Cottage paper collection, trim to 4 x 5 1/4” and adhere to card base using dries clear adhesive. Cut white cardstock 3 3/4 x 5”, stamp “Merry Christmas” Sentiment from Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set at the top using Real Red ink, dry emboss using snowflake embossing folder and adhere to card base.

Stamp the large candy canes from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock using real red ink and diecut using coordinating die. Diecut two more times from white cardstock and adhere together to create a stronger diecut. Spritz the candy canes with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle. Criss cross the candy canes and adhere to the card base using hot glue.

Stamp the Christmas poinsettias on Real Red cardstock using VersaMark ink, cover with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It Tool. Stamp the holly leaves on Garden Green cardstock using VersaMark ink, cover with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It Tool. Place the poinsettias and holly leaves face down in the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spritz with water and run through the diecutting machine to shape. Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to finish shaping. Sponge the poinsettias and holly leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Add silver glass to the flower center.

Adhere the poinsettia and holly leaves to the candy canes as shown.

 

Winter Shaker

Winter Shaker

Other Products: copic markers, ribbon, sequins, white cardstock

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

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

Instructions: Tag size is 6 x 4”. Cut two large tags with the Album Tags and Accents Die from Kraft card stock, cut out the skating penguins from the Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection with the same tag die and adhere to one of the kraft tags. Use a large oval die from the Eyelet Oval and Basics Large to cut out an oval from the other kraft tag, aligning it with the skating penguins. Stamp the snowball stamp from the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set over the tag with Creamy Brown and punch hole through the three layers for the ribbon.

Stamp the poinsettias from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Lulu Lavender and sponge with same and Garden Patina, cut out with coordinating dies, sculpt with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Add silver prills and glitter.

Stamp the holly from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves and sponge with the same, cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold.

Adhere clear card stock to the back of the oval on the front tag and add foam tape around the oval on the inside of the tag, add glitter and sequins and close tag.

Stamp the skiing penguin in black and color the penguin with copic markers and cut out with corresponding dies, stamp the sentiment in black on a piece of blue designer paper from the collection. Stamp the large candy canes in Lulu Lavender and cut out with corresponding dies. Adhere penguin, candy canes, sentiment and poinsettias as seen in photo. Tie on ribbons.

Triangle Easel

Triangle Easel

Other Products: versamark watermark stamp pad, white embossing powder, glue dots, Foam tape, distress oxide Victorian velvet.

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

Instructions: The card base measures 6" by 6". To make the triangle easel stand, score the card base diagonally and make a fold. Cut pattern papers from the tulip time paper collection and mat it on the card base and also on the inside. Cut the decorative border from the heart of joy decorative die set and glue on the card front and inside and trim the excess. Cut the accent tag using the die from the album tag and accents die set, cut a pattern paper using the same die and glue it on top. Stamp the sentiment from the just for you sentiments cling stamp set on the accent tag.

Stamp the flowers and leaves from the Christmas poinsettia & holly cling stamp set on vellum and heat emboss in white. Color the flowers with distress oxide Victorian velvet and the leaves with memento ink bamboo leaves. Cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies and shape them using the 3D shaping mold. Assemble everything as shown in the images. Lastly, dust the flowers with crystal clear glitter powder.

Your Very Special Day

Your Very Special Day

Other Products: White cardstock, Prepared card base, hot glue gun and hot glue, Distress Ink forest moss, seedless preserves, white string

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

Instructions: Card size:  5 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  Choose the decoratiive paper from Lush Lilac Paper Collection and cut to 5 6/8” x 5 6/8” it will be first layer. On first layer stamp leaves from Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set using forest moss distress ink and glue it on your card base. Choose the second paper from the collection and die cut two sides of this paper using border from Delicate Border Basics. Adhere using foam adhesive. 

Choose from Lush Lilac Paper Collection two tags. Make a hole at the top of each tag and add a white string, make a knot. Glue the tags on your card. Using seedless preserves Distress ink put some color on an acrylic block, add some water, take you brush and make a splashes on your card.

Flowers:  Stamp flowers from Lush Lilac Cling Stamps Set on a piece of white cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jack Black. Die cut using matching dies from Lush Lilac Die. Color them using seedless preserves and forest moss inks. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue together using hot glue. Add stamens from Bright Pearl Stamens Medium. Glue on the middle of your card.

Stamp “On your special Day” from Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set on a piece of paper from Lush Lilac Paper Collection using Distress Ink seedless preserves, cut with scissors and glue this sentiment on your card.

Elegant in Yellow

Elegant in Yellow

Other Products: hot glue, twine, white paper, gauze, oil pastels

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

Instructions: Card size is 4 x 6”. Cut white cardstock 8 x 6” and score and fold at 4” on the long side. Cut paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper collection 3 7/8 x 5 7/8” and adhere to the card base. Cut white paper 3 1/2 x 5 1/2” and using the inside die from the small Elegant Pocket Accents die, diecut the design as shown. Using the largest dies from the same set, diecut the decorative accent from white paper. Adhere this behind the 3 1/2 x 5 1/” white paper and adhere to card base.

Stamp the large classic petunias on Art Foam Paper using Bamboo Leaves ink and diecut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves from the Oakberry Lane Blossoms on Art Foam Paper and diecut using the coordinating die. Color the flowers and leaves using oil pastels. Shape the flowers and leaves using a hot iron. 

The smaller flowers have three identical petals and the larger flower has four larger petals and one smaller petal. Using a paper piercer, pierce a hole in the centers of all the petals and insert the rock candy stamens in the top petal. Add petals one at a time making sure to offset them and add glue to each petal.

Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card base as shown and add a twine bow underneath the flowers.

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