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Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Hi Friends,

Happy Wednesday! How are you spending the first days of November.....are you taking time to create something beautiful today? How about getting started on some cheery and fun cards that you will love creating? If you feel stuck and want some ideas to get you started, you are in the perfect spot! Each Wednesday we bring you completely new inspiration that allows you to jump start your creativity and inspire you to create something beautiful!

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Best Boating Day Ever

Best Boating Day Ever

Other Products: Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, thread, water mister, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, Prima lace, seashell, ribbon, watercolor pencils staedtler, 13 arts roots, distress ink walnut stain, Strathmore watercolor paper, Funnel Tray

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: Tag size is 6 x 4". From the Sea Breeze paper Collection, die cut a tag with the Album Tag and Accents Die using the large tag (in a blue paper). Ink the edges with maganese blue ink. Cut a smaller piece of corrugated paperand glue on your tag base with 3D foam to give dimension.

Stamp a rope frame from the A day at sea stamp set on white cardstock paper and color it with pencil or markers. Die cut with the appropriate die. Stamp a boat on watercolor paper and color it with watercolor pencil. Glue the rope frame over it and glue it over the corrugated paper.

Stamp the Oakberry lane blossoms flowers with a blue archival ink on white card stock. Color the petals with the same color. Cut it with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Add stamens in the centre of the flowers.

Put a ribbon, roots and thread in the left corner of your tag and glue 3 flowers over it.

Cut 1 tag from the paper collection and add it to your layout. You can also cut two other ones in a beige paper (ink the edge with walnut stain ink) and a small one in a blue a blue paper and glue it under the currugated paper. Add thread, lace and ribbon in the holes of your tags to complete it.

If you want, you can take a 12 x 4” white cardstock and fold it in 2 to have a card. Take you tag die and put the left side of it outside the paper, because you don’t want the left side to be cut. Put it in the die cutting machine and you will have a card the same size as your tag. Then you just have to glue your tag on it to have a beautiful card.

 

Elegant Floral

Elegant Floral

Other Products: MDF magazine holder, decoupage glue, floral wire, purple acrylic paint, jute twine, spray varnish, white gesso, pearls

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

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

Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Ready magazine holder measures 11.5 " × 10.5" × 5”. First take an MDF magazine holder and paint it with deep purple paint. Choose 2 same pattern paper from designer paper collection and cut according to the holder size. Glue it on base using decoupage glue. Further, stick pattern paper on handles also. Distress all edges using deep purple archival. Now tie handles using jute twine. Spray varnish to seal it.

Aster flowers-Stamp wild aster flowers on deluxe flower shaping paper using deep purple archival and cut with coordinating dies. Sponge flowers using same ink and shape using groove tool. Layer flowers and glue. Create 2 flowers and glue pearls on the center of flowers. Roses – stamp classic rose flowers using vibrant fuchsia ink on deluxe flower shaping paper. Cut with coordinating dies and sponge with same ink. Shape with ball tool. Create 2 big and 1 small flower. Stamp small Purr-fect Posies flowers using Sunflower ink and cut with coordinating die. Paint with same ink and shape using shaping mold. Add stamens and create filler flowers. Stamp Classic Rose leaves and Rain Boots and Blossoms stamp using olive green archival and cut with coordinating dies. Paint leaves with olive green and leaf green archival. Shape leaves using ball tool. Stamp some fillers from Rain Boots and Blossoms stamp using black archival and cut with coordinating dies. Paint them with vibrant fuchsia ink, deep purple ink and olive-green ink. Slightly shape them with ball tool. Take floral wire and roll it on any round object to create swirls.

Once all the elements are ready, start arranging them. Glue all elements using hot melted glue. Apply glitter on flowers using designer dries clear adhesive. At last, brush all elements with white gesso using dry brush technique.

 

Sunset at the Shore

Sunset at the Shore

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, Old water painting brush (To apply glue) Spectrum Noir Harmony Ocean Blue ink. Foam inking tool, Funnel tray.

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

Instructions: The finished size of this tent fold card is 6 1/4” x 7 1/2” (16cm x 19cm). Make a tent fold card from the above measurements with the white stamping card. Taking the Ocean blue ink and inking tool, ink the edges of the card front. Find the paper from the Sea Breeze collection with a blue and green print. Trim this a little smaller than the card base measurement. Ink the edges of this paper also. Adhere to the card front.

Taking a piece of white stamping card, cut this to 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” (11.5cm x 14.5cm) for the card front. Take the frame stamp and die from the Day At Sea set. Stamp and die cut the inner frame part of the die so you have a hole in the card. Color this and ink the outer edges with the Ocean blue ink.

How to make the flowers for this card: Take the stamp and die collection set for the Oakberry Lane Blossom and the matching blossom shaping mold. Stamp and die cut enough to use for the card. Color the elements using the (Yellow) 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.

Make all the remaining elements used in this card by using the stamp and die sets listed, cutting extra layers for depth in the elements. Adhere together and color so they are ready to adhere to the card front. Stamp and cutting list: x1 Moored boat, x2 Fences, x1 Perching seagull plus x2 extra cuts, x1 Sentiment, x3 Flying seagulls plus x3 extra cuts, x3 grass tuffs, x1 Sunset with boats plus x2 extra cuts, x3 Med flowers, x1 Small flower, x2 Leaf sets.

Before adhering the card front to the card base, adhere the ready-made scene to the card base, layering the tuffs of grass and the fence, trimming as needed. Placing the cut out frame in its place to see if all is aligned in the frame before gluing down the elements. Adhere with the 3D glue dots to raise the frame from the card base.

Adhere the perched seagull to the left of the frame behind the lifesaver ring, the fences across the front and under the frame. The sentiment is stamped then die cut upside down so the hole in the tag can be trimmed away. Adhere this to the side of the fence on the right. The moored boat is placed to the centre right to cover any untidy ends of the elements. Adhere the seashells to the bottom edge of the card. Adhere the flying seagulls in their place to the left and right of the frame. The flowers are placed in clusters to the right and left of the card. Apply diamond stickles and Crystal Lacquer to the elements as pictured.

 

Sending My Love

Sending My Love

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

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

Instructions: Cardstock size 6” x 6” (final size) from white cardstock. Take pattern paper from the collection, tear the edges and adhere on the card base.

Cut one Eyelet circle die from Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die on white cardstock and adhere it with foam tape. Cut one set of Swirly Border Accents Die on white cardstock and adhere as pictured.

Stamp flowers and leaves from wild aster cling stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper-White using archival ink- majestic violet and library green for leaves and then cut them with coordinating die. Color them with majestic violet and and leaf green, shape them using Groove Golf Tool Set. After layering the flowers add prills at the centre and add crystal clear glitter. Assemble all the flowers and leaves as pictured and adhere to card front.

Add sentiment from the paper collection

 

Delicate Fleur

Delicate Fleur

Other Products: Ranger Distress Oxide ink – Spun Sugar, Dress My Craft Crystal Clear Sequins, Bazzill Smoothie card – Blush, Couture Creations Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots, Reeves Clear Gloss Gel, White cardstock, Pale pink narrow ribbon, iCraft stencil, Glue gun, Foam tape, Colorbox inks – Frost White, Olive Pastel, Spray Adhesive

For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

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 blush cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 15/16” x 6 15/16” and die cut the circle slightly off centre at the top of the card as shown using the largest plain die from the HCD1-7153 Eyelet Circle & Basics – Small Die set. Emboss partially with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and score the bottom half every 1/16” using the ScorPal board. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4” x 5”. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to some gloss gel and then stencil on the white card. When dry add to the back of the embossed card with foam tape. Die cut a circle frame using the eyelet and largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7153 Eyelet Circle & Basics – Small Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the frame using spray adhesive and adhere the frame to the circle opening. Adhere this to the front of the card using foam tape.

Die cut the long eyelet tag from the HCD1-7201 Ticket and Tags Die set out of Blush cardstock. Die cut the inner long tag out of white cardstock from the HCD1-7201 Ticket and Tags Die set and adhere to the blush eyelet tag. Die cut the lace edge from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders set out of white cardstock and add Frosting Powder using spray adhesive. Adhere under one edge of the long eyelet tag and then adhere the entire tag over the join of the embossing on the card.

Die cut the outer round tag die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set out of Blush cardstock. Die cut the inner Best Wishes sentiment from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the die using spray adhesive and then adhere to the pink base. Adhere to the centre of the long eyelet border as shown. Add a pale pink ribbon bow to the top of the tag.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3533 Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set in Frost White ink on the vellum and heat emboss with the white Opaque embossing powder. Colour the flowers with Spun Sugar ink and the leaves with Olive Pastel inks on the front of the embossed vellum. Die cut with the coordinating die, spritz with water on the back and shape using groove golf tools. Assemble with a hot glue gun when dry and pierce a hole in the centres of the flowers. Insert one white bead stamen and white rock candy stamens and set with a hot glue gun. Add Ultrafine Crystal Glitter to the flowers with Dries Clear glitter on a dry sponge. Adhere around the circle as shown with a hot glue gun.

To finish, add translucent sparkling sequins to the centre of the circle as shown.

 

Breezy Moments

Breezy Moments

Other Products: White cardstock, ivory cord, pearls, foam tape, Copic Markers: C2 C3 E53, E33, E35, Y11, Y15, Y38, R81, R24, BG72, BG11, V12, V15, RV11, E51, Y21, Y24

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

Instructions: Card size: 5 x 7”. Cut cardstock 10 x 7 and fold in half. Cut sunset color decorative paper 4 3/4 x 6 3/4", glue to card base. Cut 2 Eyelet Lace Frames, glue 1 to sunset paper and pop the other up. Cut Album Tag eyelet outer from white, cut the inside from decorative paper with water and sailboat on it.

Stamp sailboat, cloud, birds, shells and sunset, die cut then color. Cut the sentiment “Live in the Moment” from decorative paper. Glue sunset to paper tag matching horizons then pop up part of the clouds, glue large cloud to sky (don’t worry at this point if things hang over tag). Re-cut edges hanging over. Pop sailboat up over printed sailboat and clouds. Glue scene onto eyelet white Album Tag. Glue cord all the way around between scene and eyelet Album Tag frame. Pop the album tag up onto Eyelet Lace Frame in the center. Pop up the sentiment above the Album Tag. Pop up birds top right and top left. Pop up shells at bottom left and bottom right.

Use a 1/2” glue dot to make the “rope” coil with ivory cord then stick it onto card under and right of Album Tag. Add glue to water and sprinkle with glitter, add glitter to clouds and shells as well. Add pearls to Eyelet Lace Frame.

 

Autumn Asters

Autumn Asters

Other Products: Burgundy and white cardstock; cuttlebug embossing folder; heat gun

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

Instructions: Prepare a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2” Burgundy card base. Cut a piece of the Sea Breeze paper 1/4 inch smaller, add dimensionals to the back and adhere to the card. Cut 2 more Burgundy pieces out, 4 x 6” and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2”. Cut 2 more of the yellow papers out 1/4 inch smaller than those, emboss the larger one and add dimensionals to the back, adhere turning it slightly, turn the square one the other way.

Cut 6 of the corner pieces out of white cardstock, glue 3 together making a sort of chip board, adhere one to the first yellow paper and the other one to the square one as shown. Cut a piece of the burgundy out using the larger die from the set of Swirly Accents and top with a piece of the yellow and adhere as shown.

Stamp the leaves on the Deluxe Flower shaping paper with the Olive ink, color with the sunflower ink, cut out using the coordinating die, place in the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Adhere on the card.

Stamp the Flowers on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Sepia ink, color with the Sunflower ink, cut out with the coordinating die, ink the edges with the Tiger Lily ink, shape using the Flower Shaping tools, use the Golf tool and poke a hole In the center of the flowers, add the stamens, adhere to the card using the heat gun. To finish, add glitter to all the leaves and flowers.

 

Wishful Daydreams

Wishful Daydreams

Other Products: Salty Ocean, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress inks, rhinestones, paint brushes, watercolor cardstock and black micro beads.

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Take a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of white cardstock and adhere it on a slightly bigger pieces of white cardstock inked with Salty Ocean Distress ink. Adhere this piece on a 5" x 7" white card base using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the decorative die from Daydreams Bridge Die and ink them using Salty Ocean and Black Soot Distress inks. Adhere them together as shown so that the resulting piece is 7" wide. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the eyelet die from Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Dies, ink it lightly with Salty Ocean Distress ink and adhere it on the Daydreams Bridge die cut using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips as shown. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the 2nd largest die from Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies and adhere it on the blue eyelet oval die cut using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Stamp the image from Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and color it using Salty Ocean, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress inks. Die cut the colored image using the matching die from Wishing Well Oasis Die. Die cut 4 more pieces of white cardstock using the same die. Stack and adhere all the dies to make a thicker piece. Glue black micro beads to the flower centers using little drops of glue. Adhere this piece on the oval die cut as shown. Add a few grey and blue rhinestones on the die cuts to add finishing touch.

 

Sea-faring Petunias

Sea-faring Petunias

Other Products: White Cardstock, Paper Trimmer, Vellum Paper, Die Cutting Machine, Versamark Embossing Ink, Micro beads, Ranger white Embossing Powder, Hot Glue Gun, Distress Twisted Citron Ink, Diamonds Beads.

To see how to shape the petunia, watch the video at https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk.

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

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures, 5.9” by 9”. Cut panel from paper collection measuring, 5.6” x 8.8” and adhere together and set aside. Ready another layer: cut panel of white cardstock measuring 5.5” x 8.1” and from paper collection measuring 4.9” x 7.9” and stack with white cardstock. Adhere this panel on card base with foam strips.

For the shaker, cut the center image from paper collection and Clear Cardstock using outer die, cut outer scalloped frame from white cardstock and cut 5 frames from white card stock using outer 2 dies from Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die Set. Place the image on the main frame. Stack all 4 die-cut frames using an adhesive that dries clear, and place on the image, add micro beads in the center, color 5th frame with distress twisted citron ink, adhere on the clear cardstock and set aside.

Cut Swirly Accent Spray outer die from white card stock and the decorative die from paper collection. Stack together and place on the card towards the bottom with adhesive dots.

Place shaker window on the Swirly Accent Spray Die.

For the Petunia Flowers, Stamp all flower images on vellum with embossing ink cover with white embossing powder and heat emboss using heat tool. Color with Viridian Archival Ink from the back side of the flower, diecut using coordinating die and shape using the deluxe shaping kit, inset wire stem stamens using hot glue gun.

Stamp Fanciful Carnation Cling Stamp on white cardstock using coffee Ink and color with Viridian ink and die cut using coordinating die.

Arrange ready elements as shown, add sentiment from paper collection and embellish with diamond beads.

 

Fantastic Father's Day

Fantastic Father's Day
Products Used:
Ticket and Tags Die, HCD1-7201
Arrows and Banner Die, HCD1-7204
Sea Breeze Paper Collection, HCDP1-2107

Other Products: Cardstock (Cream, Kraft), Cork Ribbon, Burlap String, Button, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, Adhesive Dots Micro, E-Z Runner Petite, E-Z Runner Ultra)

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

Instructions: Card size is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2”. I wanted to create this card to show how you can create a beautiful card by simply using the beautiful Heartfelt Creations paper pads. Start by finding and cutting out the framed card front. Then mat that in cream cardstock. I wrapped cork ribbon around the middle of these layers, then adhered that to the Kraft cardstock card base.

Find and die cut out the mini tag and the “Happy Father's Day” ticket, also find and fussy cut out a section of the brown bordered mini journal block. Set aside for now. Find and fussy cut out the larger bordered journal block with the seagull and post image at the bottom. Adhere this to the middle of the card using foam tape. Cut a small strip of red patterned paper that is 1 x 3.5” and ear both ends. Adhere this and the brown bordered journal block piece to the left-hand side of the card front. Then add the ticket on top using foam tape. Add the ticket up above the large journal block and add a bow of burlap string. Add a button to the mini tag.

 

Sweet Wishes

Sweet Wishes

Other Products: Black card, White stamping card, White 8” x 8” white card base. Mossy Meadow/ Early Espresso/Pumpkin Pie/Melon Mambo/ Granny Apple green ink pads – Stamping Up!, hot glue, foam pads, versafine clair black ink, clear embossing powder

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

Instructions: Cut the faded zigzag strip paper to slightly smaller than the 8 x 8” card base so that the pink and orange shades are selected. Cut a second strip of the pink and adhere under the orange strip so that there is a strip of pink at the top and bottom and orange in the centre. Ink around the edges with melon mambo ink. Adhere to the tent fold card base.

Die cut 2 swirly accents using the black card. Join these together at the centre bottom of the card base and position as shown using dries clear glue.

Select the a 5” x 4” topper from the paper collection. Ink the edges using melon mambo and adhere onto a slightly larger piece of black card. Adhere to the centre of the card using foam pads.

Stamp the image onto white stamping card using the versafine clair black ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Colour using kuretake zig pens. When dry, die cut, lightly shape and add to the centre of the card using hot glue.

Stamp the sentiment onto pink paper from the collection using black ink, cover with clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut using the eyelet border and ink the edges using melon mambo. Adhere into position using dries clear glue

Make the flowers: Stamp the petals onto the flower shaping paper using pumpkin pie ink. Colour the centres using melon mambo ink and die cut. Edge the petals lightly with pumpkin pie ink and colour the reverse with the same colour. Place face down into the flower shaping mold, spritz lightly with water. Put the top on the mold and run through the diecutting machine to shape the flowers. Remove from the mold and allow to dry. Layer a medium and small set of petals and add a stamen to the centre of each flower. Remove excess stalk from the stamen.

Make the leaves: Stamp the leaves using mossy meadow ink, colour the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and die cut. Place face down into the flower shaping mold, spritz lightly with water. Put the top on the mold and run through the diecutting machine to shape the leaves. Remove from the mold and allow to dry

Position the flowers and leaves and hot glue into place, add a few extra stamens amongst the leaves.

Sponge a little dries clear adhesive onto the flowers and sprinkle with glitter.

 

Friendly Seas

Friendly Seas

Other Products: Scoring board, die cutting machine, white card stock, twine, Espresso distress ink, brown card stock, 

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

Instructions: The finished card measures 7 inches by 5 inches. To make the card base, cut two pieces of white card stock measuring 5 inches by 7 inches and 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches. Score the bigger piece at 1/2 inch on the shorter side. Add the smaller card panel on the 1/2 inch flap and make a top folding card base.

Cut a mat layer measuring 4 3/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches from brown card stock and adhere to the front of card panel. Cut another mat layer measuring 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches from the paper collection and add to the card front on first mat layer. Die cut a Starry Night decorative border from white card stock and add to the base. Die cut an oval and add two more oval die cuts from pattern paper. Add these together to form a layered oval piece. Cut an oval eyelet frame from brown card stock and add to the layered oval piece.

Stamp the image of the lighthouse on white card stock using Jet Black ink, colour with Zig brush pens and cut with matching die. Stamp and colour the birds and cut with matching die. Add these in the centre of oval piece and adhere to the card front.

Cut a small circle from circle die set and stamp a sentiment. Adhere on brown circle mat layer. Add brown twine and adhere on the left side of the card base.

 

Fall fun

Fall fun

Other Products: Copic markers, purple cardstock, lavender cardstock

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 flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Finished card measures 5.5 x 5.5”, cut out in lavender cardstock. Cut out purple mat, slightly smaller than card base and adhere, cut out round framed scene from the Oakberry Lane Paper Collection, slightly smaller than purple mat and adhere. Stamp the trees from the Woodsy Treescape in Black and sponge with Bamboo Leaves and adhere with foam tape to the left side. Stamp the squirrels from the Furry-tailed Frolic Cling Stamp Set in black and color with copic markers, then cut out with corresponding dies.

Stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms in Iris, sponge centers with Bamboo Leaves, sponge the petals with Lulu Lavender cut out with corresponding dies, sponge outsides of petals with Iris and sculpt with the 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold, add stamens to centers. See video on tips on creating with the flower shaping mold. Sponge blossoms with adhesive and cover with Crystal Clear.

Stamp the leaves from the Oakberry Lane Blossoms in Bamboo Leaves, cut out with corresponding dies. Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves and Lulu Lavender. Sculpt with 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold.

Cut out arrow die with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die and stamp the sentiment from the Furry-tailed Frolic Cling Stamp Set in black. Adhere the sentiment, flowers and acorn around the squirrels as pictured.

 

Fishing Season

Fishing Season

Other Products: Gauze, 3D squares, twine, watercolor paint

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

Instructions: Cut a tag from the Kraft Cardstock with the Ticket and Tags die. Die cut another tag using the smaller die from same die set from patterned blue paper from the Sea Breeze Collection paper collection. Die cut the Eyelet Rectangle using Kraft Cardstock and top with designer paper.

Stamp the A Day at Sea frame and die cut repeatedly. Paint with watercolor paints. Stack the layers as shown. Stamp with black ink the individual elements form A Day at Sea and Sand and Sunsets stamp set and die cut with coordinating dies. Paint with watercolor paints. Place the composition on gauze and adhere to card base using 3D squares.

Die Cut the swirls from Swirly Accent Border Die from gold paper and glue to the bottom right corner as an addition to the composition. Decorate with twine. Die cut the sentiment ticket out of patterned paper and glue to the front.

 

Cherished Friend

Cherished Friend

Other Products: White card blank – 7.5 inches square, white card, hot glue gun.

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

Instructions: Cover a blank 7. 5inch square card base with the pink paper from the Classic Rose Paper Pad. Cut a piece of green paper to 6.5 inch square, mat onto white card 6.75 inches square and adhere to front of card. Cut a pale pink panel with the vase of flowers on it to 5.75 inches square, mat onto white card cut to 6 inches square. Adhere to front of card.

Die cut two fancy scrolls in white card, adhere down the left side of the card. Fussy cut the vase from the second piece of pink paper, decoupage this onto the front of the card with foam pads.

Using the Flower shaping paper from the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper pad, stamp in coffee ink, lots of classic rose blossoms. Colour in with the daubers and magenta ink, die cut with the coordinating dies. Stamp in olive ink, the leaves, colour in with the daubers and leaf green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add the flowers and leaves to the flower mold, spritz lightly with water, run through a die cutting machine. Tap out and allow to dry. If needed, use the flower shaping kit to finish shaping. Take a paper piercing tool and make small holes in all the flowers. Thread the stamens through three layers of various sizes of flowers. Add hot glue. Snip off the wire stems. Start to decorate the vase of flowers with assorted sizes of roses, adding in the leaves as you go. Add a few at the base of the vase.

Cut out a sentiment from the paper pad, adhere to the side of the vase with foam strips.

Add glitter to the flowers, leaves and vase using dries clear glue.

 

Best Summer Vacation

Best Summer Vacation

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

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 from Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set, sailboat 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.

 

Eyelet Easel

Eyelet Easel

Other Products: White cardstock, glue, Distress Ink rusty hinge, ColorBox green ink, pearl stickers

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

Instructions: Score a 6” x 9" piece of white cardstock at 5" to make a 6" x 4 1/2 " card base. Take the largest die from Eyelet Oval Die and cut the card base so that the cutting edge of one of the long sides is slightly outside the scored edge to create a hinged card base. To create an easel, score the card front at 2 1/4. Die cut eyelet oval from the same die and glue on the folded half of the base using glue.

Die cut the smaller eyelet oval from Eyelet Oval die in white cardstock and glue on your base using double dots.

Flowers: Stamp flowers and leaves from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black. Die cut using matching dies from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die. Color using Rusty hinge Distress ink (flowers) green ColorBox green ink (leaves). Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue together. Add stamens from Bright Pearl Stamens Medium. Using a sponge, add some glue to the flowers and sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter and add to your card.

Choose sentiment from Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set and stamp on a white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black, die cut using Hand-Stitched Accents Die and glue inside your card using double dots. Add pearl stickers.

 

For My Sweetheart

For My Sweetheart

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine. Stone, Distress ink-peeled paint, mini mister.

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

Instructions: Card size 6” x 4” as final size. Create a background spraying some distress ink and mist with mini mister and heat it. Stamp sentiment from “Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set” randomly using distress ink-peeled paint. Background is ready. Distress the edges with distress ink-peeled paint.

Cut one die from Sweetheart Borders Die on white cardstock and adhere it with foam tape as pictured.

Stamp some Oakberry flowers and leaves from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp on white cardstock using archival ink-cactus flower and leaf green for leaves, cut them with coordinating die and color with the same ink and shape them using 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold. After layering the flowers add stamen and crystal clear glitter. Adhere to the card base.

Cut one die from Ornamental Tags Die on white cardstock, add sentiment using archival ink-cactus flower and add stones to give some beautification.

 

Arianna Lace Peonies

Arianna Lace Peonies

Other Products: White cardstock, turquoise cardstock, foam tape

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

Instructions: Card size: 5 3/4 x 6 3/8”. Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 3/4 x 7 1/2" then fold in half to make a 3 3/4 x 5 3/4" card. Cut decorative paper the same and fold in half then glue each half to the card. Cut an Ornate Pocket Accent from white cardstock then glue to decorative paper base.

Cut a white Eyelet Oval with fancy scallop edge and cut a pink decorative paper using just the plain oval to place on the back of the Eyelet oval. Cut 2 Arianna Lace from turquoise cardstock then glue these to the left side of the Eyelet Oval hanging about 1” off the edge. Glue the oval onto the folded card base.

Stamp Peony Blossoms using Rose Madder and sponge with the same. Stamp leaves using Fern Green and Library Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Fern Green, die cut leaves and blossoms then shape flowers in the Floral Basic Mold. Use Flower shaping tools and mat for the leaves. Glue 4-5 layers of blossoms together for each flower. The very small Peony is only 2 layers. Pierce a hole in each flower center then insert stamen. Glitter the flowers.

Glue the flowers onto the left side on top of Arianna die cuts, insert leaves where needed. Die cut the tag and insert it into the flower arrangement.

 

Autumn Camping

Autumn Camping

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Bone folder, Craft cardstock, White Cardstock, Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels, Double Sided Adhesive Tape

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 craft card 7” x 6 1/4" and score it at 5" (short side up), then fold it using a bone folder along the score lines. Cut out three 1 1/4” x 7” pieces of craft card and one piece 4” x 7” of Clear Card. Adhere the Clear Card to the card base using both Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, then line up 1 1/4” x 7” piece of craft card with the bottom edge of the card base, apply adhesive Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and adhere it to the Clear Card. Adhere last two pieces of cardstock on the front of the card base as shown Cut out one 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” piece and four 1 1/8” x 6 7/8” pieces of Paper Collection and adhere them to the card base as shown.

Die cut the camper using Happy Camper Die from white card and adhere it inside the card. Stamp the camper image from the Camper Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper with Coffee Archival Ink and colour it with Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels using Watercolor Brush. Die cut the image using matching die from Happy Camper Die, then add additional die cut piece of white cardstock to the back of it and adhere final piece to the card front. Die cut the camper using Happy Camper Die from white cardstock and adhere it inside the card (on the Clear Card).

As a final touch apply Nuvo Crystal Drops to decorate card as you desire.

 

Forget Me Not Blossoms

Forget Me Not Blossoms

Other Products: White cardstock, Misti, hot glue gun, funnel tray

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

Instructions: Finished card size is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4”. Cut white cardstock 9 x 6 1/2” and score and fold at 4 1/2” on the long side to create top fold card. Cut two pieces of paper from the Sugarspun paper collection to 4 3/8 x 6 3/8”, ink the edges with Archival Forget-Me-Not ink and adhere one to the inside of the card base and one to the outside.

Cut all three pieces of the Eyelet Lace Frames Die from white cardstock. Sponge the two decorative dies with dries clear adhesive, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter and when dry, adhere to the card base. Stamp the sentiment on the middle diecut using Forget-Me-Not ink and adhere to the center of the card base using dimensional dots and dries clear adhesive.

Stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Archival Forget-Me-Not ink, color using vivid Chartreuse and Forget-Me-Not inks, diecut using the coordinating dies, add more ink to the flower edges and shape using the Blossoms Shaping Mold. Sponge with dries clear adhesive, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter and add Ribbit prills to the flower centers.

Stamp the Leafy Accents leaves on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Archival Olive ink, color with the same ink, diecut using the coordinating dies, add more ink to the leaf edges and shape using the Leafy Accents Shaping Mold. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter.

Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card front using hot glue.

 

Christmas Flourishes

Christmas Flourishes

Other Products: White cardstock (110 lb.), Watercolor pencils

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: See full instructions for this card here: https://youtu.be/izgNHesTYbU. To make this simple and elegant card, use the HCPC-3882 Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and HCD1-7250 Candlelit Poinsettia Die. Color the image using watercolor pencils.

Make the 6 1/4” x 4 1/4” base of the card using heavy weight cardstock. Cut at 6 1/4” x 8 1/2”. Fold in half. Cover the front using the HCDP1-2104 Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection. Use two layers and add dimension in between.

Use the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die to embellish the card. Then add the image colored previously.

Add a ticket sentiment form the collection and done!

 

Peaceful Poinsettias

Peaceful Poinsettias

Other Products: Die Cutting Machine, Golden Mirror Cardstock, Smooth White Cardstock, Clear Cardstock/Acetate Sheet

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: To create a top fold card measuring 7" X 7", cut 2 pieces of smooth white cardstock, measuring 7" by 7" and another measuring 7" by 7 1/2". Score the second one at 1/2" on long side and crease well. Glue them together keeping the hinge on top to create a top-fold card. Choose a blue paper from the paper collection and cut to size 6 1/2" by 6 1/2". Distress the edges and mat it on the white card stock to create the first layer.

Choose a 6" by 6" card panel from the Candlelit Christmas Collection and distress the edges. Glue it on a white cardstock making a delicate border of white on all sides. Also cut a window using Cut Mat Create 2A Die. Cut a border using Starry Night Decorative Die from a golden mirror cardstock and glue it behind the top edge of the window as shown. Add dimension using foam tape and layer the window on the ready card base.

Stamp the image Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock,cut it using coordinating die and color using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Stack 2 extra die cuts for extra strength and dimension.

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 the coordinating mold. Glue the petals to form beautiful Poinsettias and add golden glitter balsl to the center using an adhesive that dries clear.

Cut 2 doilies using Starry Night Decorative die, one from white cardstock and other from golden mirror cardstock, stack them together keeping white on the bottom little off-centered and adhere it on right side of the card as shown.

Cut a tag from the designer paper collection, using Album Tags and Accents Die and layer it on the white eyelet die cut. Assemble a small bouquet of Poinsettias as shown and complete the card by adding a sentiment from the paper collection.

 

Starry Night Wreath

Starry Night Wreath

Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, string,

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

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

Instructions: Cut out from dark blue paper from Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection decorative die cut using Starry Night Decorative Die creating circle and place on the middle of card using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

To create flowers, stamp the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set on white paper with Jet Black Archival ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the poinsettias with StazOn Black Cherry using a sponge dauber. Colour the holly leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. You will need three petals for each flower, using assorted sizes. After colouring, place the flowers and leaves into the mold face down and run through cutting/embossing machine. Adhere the flowers to the holly leaves using dries clear adhesive. Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Pierce the center and glue in some stamens using hot glue gun.

Fussy cut a sentiment ticket from paper collection and place onto the card using adhesive foam strips. Arrange flowers and leaves around, as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.

 

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