Jump-start your creativity + a sneak peak of the Wild Aster Collection

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Jump-start your creativity + a sneak peak of the Wild Aster Collection

Wednesday September 4, 2019
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Hi Friend,
How is your week going....if you're in the US, what did you do for fun to celebrate Labor Day? After all the fun and games of holidays, do you 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! 

Wild Aster 1Wild Aster Preview: Learn more about the Wild Aster Collection here: http://hcgo.co/WildAster. The Wild Aster collection allows you to create breath taking dimensional aster flowers as light and airy as those found in fall flower beds or grassy meadows. Debuting worldwide on September 11th, 2019

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Eyelet Christmas Wishes

Eyelet Christmas Wishes

Other Products: Inks: Distress ink (fired brick, mowed lawn, faded jeans), Image Colored With: Prismacolor Pencil (White), Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (LG1, LG2, LG5, LY1, CT4, OR1, BG3, TB2, TB5, PP1, DR4, DR3, DR7, Blender marker), Paper: Recollections Christmas Mercury Glass Cardstock, AW 89lb. Curious Iridescent Cryogen white cardstock, Accessories: Red Adhesive pearls, foam dots

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

Instructions: Finished size of card is 6” x 8”. Make base of card with white cardstock, cut panel of patterned paper slightly smaller than card base, ink edges with blue ink, glue to card base. Using the 3 smallest rectangle dies from Eyelet Rectangle set, cut 4 of each - eyelet rectangle, white cardstock, next size down - red mirror cardstock, smallest rectangle - blue patterned paper. Ink edges of patterned paper with blue ink, ink edges of mirror cardstock (if white core) with red ink. Layer all panels and glue with foam dots as pictured making 4 panels.  Adhere panels to base of card as pictured.

Stamp lantern on white cardstock with black ink, cut with coordinating die and color with alcohol markers. Shape slightly with large stylus on back of image, glue to upper right panel with foam dots as pictured.

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with blue ink, cut shape with ticket die, ink edges and shade with blue ink.  Cut another ticket slightly larger with scissors from red mirror cardstock, ink edges with red ink.  Cut 2 border pieces with die from Starry Night Decorative die set from white cardstock, piece several sections together to make decorative border around ticket. Glue blue ticket to red piece with foam dots, glue tickets to decorative border with glue, adhere complete piece as pictured with foam dots.

Stamp holly, holly branches and poinsettias on deluxe flower shaping paper with Emerald Green and Red Geranium inks, cut with coordinating dies and color with fired brick and mowed lawn distress inks. Shape holy leaves and poinsettias with shaping mold, finish flowers by shaping centers with stylus. Shape holly branches with flower shaping kit. Adhere holly branches, holly leaves and flowers as pictured. Take gold bead stamens, cut wire and glue to centers of flowers with hot glue. Adhere some red adhesive pearls on holy. Add glitter to flower petals and background paper panels for a little sparkle.

Joyous Wishes

Joyous Wishes

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Die-cutting Machine, Sharp Scissors, Golf tool, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Heat Embossing Powder, Heating Tool and Distress Oxide Candied Apple.

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

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 paper from the designer paper collection and cut to size 5 1/4" by 7 1/4". Layer the paper on the ready cardstock using glue dots.  For creating Tag, cut a large tag from white cardstock using Album Tags and Accents Die and small tag from the designer paper collection. Glue them together and then using second largest die from the Eyelet Oval Basics Large die set, cut a window. Glue an acetate sheet from the back side and a scenic paper to cover the window. Layer the tag as shown on the card panel by placing 2 white doilies cut from white cardstock using Heart of Joy Decorative Die.

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 the Candy Canes from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set using Vermillion Red Archival Ink and cut them using coordinating dies. Dab the images on Versamark ink pad, sprinkle clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and heat set.

Stamp a couple of Poinsettias using Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp Set using Hero Arts White Pigment ink on Rajni Chawla's Vellum Flowerite Vellum sheet and sprinkle white heat embossing powder, dust extras and heat set the powder using a heat tool. Color the Poinsettias using Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink and cut them using their coordinating dies. Shape all the flowers on the golf tool and twist the tips using a tweezer. Glue 3 same size petals to form beautiful Poinsettias and add golden glitter ball to the center using an 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.

Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

Other Products: White Fun Flock, White Cardstock

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

Instructions: For more photos please visit my blog here:  https://wp.me/p2MuRN-1qL

Finished card measures approximately 6 x 7“. Click here to view more photos of this project. Using the eyelet edge dies from the HCD1-7210 Eyelet Border Die set, die cut 3 eyelet edges out of white cardstock. Sponge the edges with Veridian ink and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere to the back of the folds. Die cut the folds out of patterned paper and adhere to the front and back of the folds. Die cut a further 3 eyelet edges out of white cardstock and sponge the edges with Veridian ink. Adhere to the bottom of the folds as shown.

Bottom Fold – Front: Stamp the candy cane images from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set in Red Geranium ink on Iris cardstock. Colour the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter with Dries White glue on the white stripes and adhere to the left of the fold. Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glitter and adhere to the left of the front as shown. Stamp the penguins with the toboggan from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to the hats and ear muffs with Dries Clear glue and adhere to the front of the card. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter with Dries White glue to the base of the image. Stamp the celebrating penguin from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to the hat and Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glue and adhere to the front of the candy cane with foam tape. Add the snowflakes to the sky and add Ultrafine Crystal glitter using Dries White glue.

Bottom Fold - Inside Back: Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glitter and adhere to the right using foam tape for dimension. Stamp the polar bear and penguin image from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock using Dries White glue to the hat and add to the left side.

Middle Fold – Front: 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 fold as shown. Add Crystal glitter to the snow and the roof of the gingerbread house with Dries White glue. Stamp the celebrating penguin from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the snowflakes to the sky and add Crystal glitter using Dries White glue.

Middle Fold – Back: Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glitter and adhere to the left using foam tape for dimension. Stamp the skiing penguin from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to the hat with Dries White glue and adhere to the right of the trees.

Top Fold – Front: Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glitter and adhere to the left using foam tape for dimension. Stamp two skiing penguins from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to the hat with Dries White glue and adhere to the top of the fold as shown. Stamp the celebrating penguin from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the snowflakes to the sky and add Crystal glitter using Dries White glue. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the snow and trees with Dries White glue.

Top Fold – Back: Stamp the tree image from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White glitter and adhere to the right using foam tape for dimension. Stamp the penguins with the toboggan from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add white flock to the hats and earmuffs with Dries Clear glue and adhere to the left of the trees as shown. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter with Dries White glue.

Back: Die cut the snowflake edge die from the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die set out of white cardstock. Sponge the edge with Veridian ink and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top of the back. Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the patterned paper and trim down to 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the back. Die cut the small eyelet rectangle using the HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangles & Basics Die set out of white cardstock. Cut a frame using the eyelet edge and the plain edge die and sponge the edge with Veridian ink and add Frosting Powder. Adhere to the base rectangle. Die cut the sentiment from the paper using the plain edge die and adhere to the centre of the rectangle. Adhere to the left of the back as shown. Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set with 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 left 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 Set in 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 string of lights image from the HCPC-3884 Candy Cane Cottage Stamp set using 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 image with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Adhere to the top right of the back as shown. Stamp the polar bear and penguin image from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add white flock using Dries White glue to the hat and add to the left side. Stamp the celebrating penguin from the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set using Jet Black ink on Iris card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the snowflakes to the sky and add Crystal glitter using Dries White glue.

From Our House to Yours

From Our House to Yours

Other Products: White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Foam Sheet, ribbon, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20

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. Card size: 5 x 6 7/8".  Cut 5 white Delicate Borders, top and bottom together on each. Die cut the top of 5 x 7" Flipfold Insert so that all top curves match when closed (starting at right side, valley fold, mountain fold, valley fold and valley fold to bring front over like a cover to a book). Cut decorative paper for each panel and cut the tops to match the curves of card base. Before gluing paper onto card glue magnets on for closures, glue 1 to the inside of front and the other to the outside of 3rd panel so that they meet when card is closed. Now glue each decorative paper panel to its coordinating card panel (use the papers that have little penguin scenes on them). Now fold the far-right panel (5th panel) over onto the 4th panel and glue just at the top and bottom to make a pocket. Cover the short pocket with decorative paper to match the rest of card. Glue the borders to each panel top matching curves and cutting off the excess at both ends on each (the far left panel has a border on the front and back). 

To decorate: Front panel - Stack and glue oval sentiment, white mat and foam sheet together then glue to the center top of front.  Pop up one of the pond/skaters to bottom front.  Pop up the extra skaters onto the pond skaters.  Add Dries White and Ultrafine glitter on the snow around pond.  Dries Clear and Ultrafine glitter to sky randomly.

Open to inside: 1st panel - Glue the sled penguins to the bottom (over decorative paper sled penguins). Add Dries White Adhesive and glitter to snow. Add Dries Clear and glitter to sky.

2nd panel - Glue cottage down over the cottage on decorative paper then pop up the carolers. Add Dries White glue to snowy parts of cottage and ground then sprinkle on ultrafine Transparent glitter. Dries Clear to sky and sprinkle on glitter.

3rd panel - Glue the pond/skaters over the decorative paper pond. Use Dries White and Ultrafine on the snowy parts, Use Dries Clear and Ultrafine glitter on the sky parts.

Pocket panel - glue skier over paper one.  Insert ribbon into the hole at the top of each tag then stick the 2 tags into pocket over skier. On the Pocket top, add Dries White to snowballs on the tree and ground, Dries Clear onto sky and sprinkle with Glitter.

Gleeful Greetings

Gleeful Greetings

Other Products: White cardstock, Water color pencils

For a video tutorial watch https://youtu.be/UN-IeBN6018.

Instructions: Start with a piece of 5 1/2” x 11” cardstock for the base. Score at 2 3/4” and 5 1/2”. Fold along the 5 1/2” line.
Cut another piece of 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”. Glue this piece on top of one of the 2 3/4”x 5 1/2” sections.

Cut 2 pieces of the HCD1-7256 Heart of Joy Decorative Die to make the circle shape.

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 and add the sentiment.

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

Use the HCPC-3881 Poinsettia & Holly stamp, HCD1-7249 Poinsettia & Holly dies and the HCFB1-478 3D Poinsettia shaping mold to create beautiful flowers. Poinsettia Tutorial: https://youtu.be/g1ilhqwy37s

Use the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die to add the trim on the bottom of the easel card. Also add a dimensional trim to hold the card open.

Snowed In

Snowed In

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

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 Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

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

Stamp cottage and Christmas lights twice using Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set on white paper with Jet Black Archival ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Put all together some parts e.g. roof, windows, doors on Foam Strips to get dimension (before placing, add some snow medium and glitter).

Stamp candy canes with red ink and trees using green ink (shadow using this same ink) using Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set  and die cut using the coordinating dies. Place using Foam Strips, secure using hot glue gun.

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 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.

Arrange flowers and leaves around as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.

 

A joyous World

A joyous World

Other Products: Cream card, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight ink pads – Stampin Up! Gold & clear embossing powders, Diamond sparkles Glistening gold – Hunkydory, kuretake water colour pens, white stamping card, copic pens:- E51, E35, E33, E25, Y32, Y35, G40, YG63, YG67,R83, R37 & R39, stazon on ink pad, hot glue

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

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

Instructions: Score and fold a 7.5” x 11” piece of cream card at 5.5” to create a 5.5” x 7.5” tent fold card base.

Die cut a starry night strip of cream card and adhere this to a paper from the collection, measuring approx. 7” x 5”. Adhere to the card base. Cut a strip of coordinating paper for the penguins to sit on and glue to the bottom right of the card.

Stamp the Cottage onto white stamping card using crumb cake ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Colour using copic pens. Add dries clear adhesive to the snow on the cottage, cover in diamond sparkles, remove the excess and allow to dry. Die cut and shape lightly.

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection. Die cut the ornamental tag in cream card and adhere to the back of the sentiment. Snip away excess and adhere to the card base using dries clear glue. Add the cottage to the card base using hot glue so that it overlaps the sentiment slightly.

Stamp the penguins with stazon ink onto white stamping card and colour using kuretake pens. Die cut and shape using the flower shaping tools. Add to the card base using hot glue.

Make the flowers: Colour half a sheet of flower shaping paper on both sides using the nuvo mousse and allow to dry. Stamp the flowers using daffodil delight ink, cover with gold embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut. Place the flowers face down in the mold, spritz lightly with water, put the lid on the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Layer the flowers with 2 of the large petals and 1 of the medium petals. Place a dot of rhubarb crumble nuvo into the centre and cover with the prills. Allow to dry and remove the excess.

Make the leaves: Stamp onto green paper from the pad using mossy meadow ink, die cut and run through the mold as with the flowers.

Position the leaves and flowers on the card and adhere with hot glue.

Beautiful Smile

Beautiful Smile

Other Products: Sewing thread Gutermann, Die cutting machine, Cheesecloth, 28 lilac lane’s Sequins, Clear gesso, white gesso, Spray Distress ink broken china, spray lindy’s tweedle dee denim, stampin’pad cherry cobbler, Embossing powder wow! primary lagoon, embossing powder top boss red, Creative embellishment’s chipboard

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

To learn how to shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, click here.

Instructions: Take a green 12 x 12 sheet from the Candy cane Cottage Collection for the background of your layout. Hand-tear three other strips of different papers from this collection in shades of dark green, red and blue and glue it in the left side of your background paper. Also add three smaller pieces of the same torn paper on the right side of your layout as shown.

Start by applying a little bit of white gesso with water on your sheet to protect it because you want to work with liquid ink on your background paper. With a brush apply blue ink on the place you want to put your picture and a little bit in the right corner. Add water to dilute the ink. Dry with a heat gun. Then make droplets of blue ink and white gesso by shaking a brush gorged with ink over the sheet. Your background is ready.

Create 3 different kinds of flowers: Oakberry lane in blue, Cherry Blossoms in red and Purr-fect Posies in red. Stamp the flowers and leaves with black archival ink on white card stock. Color the petals with the color you choose and the leaves with the green ink. Cut with the coordinating dies. Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Add stamens in the center of the flowers.

Glue your picture on your layout with 3D foam to give dimension. Glue your flowers and leaes all around it. (put sewing thread and cheesecloth under your flowers before gluing).

Emboss a chipboard to make a title for your layout. Use 2 different colors of embossing powder (red and blue) to give a funny look. Glue it in the right corner and also arrange flowers, leaves, sequin and thread next to your title.

You can add red and blue sequins all around your flowers for the final touch.

Joyful Poinsettia

Joyful Poinsettia

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

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

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

Cut out from white paper decorative die cut using Heart of Joy 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. Pierce the centers and glue in some stamens using hot glue gun. Adhere the flowers to the holly leaves using clear adhesive. Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

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.

 

Happy Penguins

Happy Penguins

Other Products: Scoring board, die cutting machine, Vellum paper from Dress My craft, White pigment ink from Hero Arts, White embossing powder, heat tool, Distress oxide inks-Worn lipstick, Zig real brush pens, Glitter powder from Dress My Craft, white cardstock

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

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

Instructions: The finished card base measures 7 inches by 5 inches. Cut white card stock 7 inches by 5 inches. Cut another piece 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches. Score the second piece at the 1/2 inch mark on the longer side. Adhere the first piece to this flap and make a top folding card base.

Cut out two strips of pattern paper from the paper collection that has snowy design. Cut the edges using the Eyelet basic border die and adhere to the card front using foam dots.

Stamp the poinsettia flowers with white pigment ink on vellum paper. Colour with distress oxide ink and shape them a little. Adhere two layers together and add the prills. 

Use the poinsettia mold to make the holly leaves with white card stock.

Stamp the penguin images in black ink on white card stock. Colour them with Zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Stamp the candy canes on white card stock with red ink and cut with coordinating die. Add the images and candy canes with foam dots on the card front.

Arrange the flowers and leaves on the card front. 

Stamp the sentiment in black ink from the sentiment cling stamp set.

Add glitter powder on the background and candy canes to add that extra sparkle.

Christmas Cottage

Christmas Cottage

Other Products: Watercolor paint, White paint, gauze, brocade, sequins, 3d squares, glue

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

Instructions: On white Deluxe Flower Shaping paper, stamp the cottage and all of the images that go with it with black ink and paint with watercolors. Diecut using the matching dies. Adhere all the elements together, add dries clear glue and add Krystallos Shard Glass

Stamp poinsettia flowers with black ink on red paper from the collection. Cut with matching die and shape in the flower shaping mold. Layer two flowers together and add sequins in the centre. Apply white paint with a sponge to the ends of the flower. Add a little clear adhesive on top and add glitter. Make holly leaves in similar manner using green inks.

Stamp the holly leaves branch in black ink with green paper of collection. Cut with matching die. Glue on both sides of the roof. Put in a layer of gauze. Cut a Starry Night decorative border on a white card and glue behind the holly branches.

Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using black ink, fussy cut and glue above the door. With kraft paper, cut the shape of the cottage with the Candy Cane Cottage die and glue partially to the back of the cottage, tilt back to create a stand for this Christmas decoration.

Candy Cane Framed Shaker

Candy Cane Framed Shaker

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, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensional Tape, Dimensional squares, Coarse Glitter

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

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6”. Score and fold 12 x 6” white cardstock at 6” on the long side to create a tent fold card base. Cut candy cane paper from the Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection 2x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8” and white cardstock 5 1/2 x 5 1/2”. Ink the edges of one if he candy cane squares and adhere to the inside of the card. Using small pieces of removable tape, temporarily adhere the other candy cane and the white layers together.Using the square die from Cut Mat Create 2B, cut an aperture in the center. Remove the tape and, using an embossing folder (I chose a woodgrain design) emboss the white layer. Ink the edges of both layers using Real Red ink and adhere together. Surround the aperture on the back side using dimensional adhesive. Add more dimensional tape around the edges of the mat layers. 

Choose paper from the collection for your window scene, cut to 5 x 5” put dimensional dots in all four corners on the top of the scene and adhere to the dimensional tape on the back of the mat layers with the scene showing through the aperture. (It should fit in between the dimensional tape that’s on the edges.) Adhere the mat layers to the card base using dimensional tape. Add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter using dries clear adhesive to some of the designs on the window scene. When dry, sprinkle some course glitter that looks like snow into the aperture as shaker material. Using the Cut Mat Create 2A die, cut clear cardstock and adhere to the top of the aperture using dries clear adhesive.

Stamp the large candy canes x4 from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock using real red ink and diecut using coordinating die. All four candy canes should be facing the same way, so they have to be stamped and diecut one at a time. Diecut the candy cane again x12 from plain white cardstock and adhere three to each candy cane to create a stronger diecut. Spritz the four candy canes with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle. When dry, adhere the candy canes together around the shaker scene to create a frame.

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. Adhere two petals together to create flowers. Sponge the poinsettias and holly leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Add silver glass to the flower centers. 

Adhere the poinsettias and holly to the bottom right of the candy cane frame. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection and adhere with dimensional tape to the card above the shaker window. 

Candy Canes Galore

Candy Canes Galore

Other Products: White Cardstock, Versamark Embossing Ink, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine,  Ranger White Embossing Powder, White Glass Beads, Glitter Dust, Sponge, Funnel Tray.

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

Instructions: It’s a stair step card measuring, 13” by 9”. Score it at 5” then 10” and last 11.5” and fold it according scoring in stair steps style. Cut paper for background from paper collection measuring 5” x 9” and green paper measures 1.5” x 9”. Adhere it on the both front sides of the card. Cut heart of joy decorative die on the white cardstock sponge with dries clear glue, sprinkle with glitter dust and glue on the top of the card.
For the Poinsettia Flowers, Stamp the images on white cardstock with versamark ink, cover with white embossing powders and heat emboss with heat tool. Color with twisted citron distress ink using dauber, I leave flower tips white. Diecut with coordinating die and 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. Add designer dries clear adhesive in the center and sprinkle white glass beads on the glue. Add glue on petals using sponge and sprinkle with glitter dust. Stamp the holly spray image from Glow of Christmas Stamp set with versamark ink, heat emboss with white embossing powder, diecut and color with twisted citron ink and zig markers..

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. Distress with olive green on white cardstock Once done with all the coloring, cut all the images using their coordinating dies. Cut cottage roof using die and cover it with texture paste and add glitter dust, after air drying, adhere it on the cottage.

Stamp the both Candy Canes from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set using Vermillion Red Archival Ink and cut them using the coordinating dies. Also, glue one extra die cut on the candy cane images for extra strength. 

Adhere six small candy cane images on the back panel’s each side, adhere holly spray from glow of Christmas set on the half doily edge. Adhere both candy canes on the front side, glued cottage image on the front panel, adhere trees using adhesive foam strips on the right side of the cottage, stamp sentiment using stamp from the set with black ink on white paper and color the edges with twisted citron ink and paste it on the left side of the cottage.

Place the penguin and tree on the back panel and arrange flowers as shown. Embellish with nuvo drops.

Christmas Bear

Christmas Bear

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

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

Instructions: Card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Take a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of white cardstock and ink the top portion using Memory Box Heartwood stencil, Seedless Preserve, Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean Distress Inks as shown. Stamp the sentiment from Noel Sentiments Cling Stamp Set on the bottom using Versamark ink and heat emboss using WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and the Heat It Craft Tool. Adhere this piece on a slightly bigger piece of gold cardstock and then adhere the resulting piece on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.

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

A Carolling We Go

A Carolling We Go

Other Products: White cardstock, watercolor paper, glitter, 

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

Instructions: Ready top fold card measures 7.25” × 5.25". To create card, mat first choose a pattern paper from designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 7” × 5”. Adhere it on white cardstock which is 1/8” of an inch bigger on all four sides. Mat it on ready card base using dimensional tape. Cut a frame from white cardstock using Intricate Swirls Frames Die. Apply glitter on frame using using clear dry glue. Mat it on card using dimensional tape for added dimensions.

Stamp some Christmas tree images using Olive green archrival and cut with coordinating die. Paint trees using leaf green archival. Stamp some penguin images on watercolor paper using black archival and paint them with zig markers. Cut images with coordinating die. Further, stamp banner and other elements and cut with coordinating dies. Arrange all elements on card as shown in the picture. 

Stamp Poinsettia flowers on deluxe flower shaping paper using rose madder ink and cut with coordinating die. Paint flowers with same ink and shape using shaping mold. Layer flowers and add micro beads in flower centre using clear drying glue. Glue flowers on card as shown. 

Stamp Merry Christmas sentiment using red geranium ink and paint with zig markers Cut with coordinating die, also cut more 5 pieces of same sentiment.  Layer all pieces and glue them to make a thick sentiment. Glue sentiment on top side of card. For finished look apply clear dry glue on card and flowers and add glitter and diamond dust.

Pocketful of Wishes

Pocketful of Wishes

Other Products: Ranger Distress Oxide–faded jeans, Ranger Distress Oxide –broken china, Ranger Distress Oxide–spiced marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink–wild honey, Ranger Distress Oxide–cracked pistachio, Ranger Distress Ink–peeled paint, Ranger Distress Oxide–fired brick, Ranger Distress Oxide–worn lipstick, Ranger Distress Ink–walnut stain, Nuvo Jewel Drops

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 Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection and glue. Die cut  a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 6.75" x 4.75 " from paper collection and glue. Die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 5.25" x 4 " from paper collection and glue. Cut an eyelet frame from white cardstock using Eyelet Rectangles & Basics die and glue as shown. 

Stamp the patchwork pocket onto paper collection using Ranger Distress Ink Walnut stain .Die cut using coordinating dies und glue.

To create flowers, stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper a few times using Distress Oxide Fired Brick then ink shadow Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle and pull through the green stamens from the Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium set. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them. Add a little hot glue to the underside of the flower to adhere. To make other colors of flowers combine the colors of the inks. Ranger Distress Oxide Faded jeans and Ranger Distress Oxide Broken china,  Ranger Distress Oxide Spiced marmalade and Ranger Distress Ink Wild honey,  Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked pistachio and Ranger Distress Ink Peeled paint.

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.

Arrange the flowers and leaves as shown and glue.

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection and glue. Add Nuvo drops. 

Elegantly Purr-Fect

Elegantly Purr-Fect

Other Products: White cardstock; Ribbon; Bow it all V3; Die cut machine; Yellow Glitter

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 pocket accent dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/A8sxtkGXWLQ.

Instructions: Cut a 5 3/4” x 5 3/4" piece of pattern paper from Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection and adhere it to 6 x 6" white card base. 

Die cut 4 pieces of white cardstock using the Fancy Fold Pocket & Accents die, and 2 of the other one in the same set. With the four, arrange on the back of a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4 x 4 3/4”, add dimensionals on the back and cut a piece of the Purr-fect Posies paper 1/4 “ smaller, ink the edges with the Cactus Flower ink add dimensionals to the back of it also and adhere all on the card base at an angle as shown. Add the other 2 die cuts on top.

Stamp the leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Leaf Green, color with the Vivid Chartreuse and die cut using the coordinating die, ink the edges with more of the Leaf Green. Stamp the flowers on the same paper in the Cactus Flower ink, color the center with the Sunflower ink and die cut. Ink the edges with more of the Cactus Flower ink and place the leaves and flowers in the coordinating mold and run through the diecutting machine. Arrange on top of the last 2 die cuts in the center.

To finish, add yellow glitter to the center of each flower, glitter to all the leaves and flowers. Add Crystal Drops to the left upper corner and the right lower corner. Add a bow.

Krafty Posies

Krafty Posies

 Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Bone folder, Craft cardstock, 1/8” hole punch, Satin ribbon, Bakers twine, Ranger Archival Ink - Peat Moss


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


Instructions: Card measures - 5 inches by 7 inches. To create card base, cut out a 7” x 10” piece of craft cardstock and score it at 5” (long side up), then fold using bone folder along the score line.


Cut out 4 3/4” x 7 1/4” piece of pattern paper form Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection, score it at 6 3/4” (long side up). Cut out 2 1/4” x 5 3/4” piece of pattern paper, score it at 1/2” and 5 1/4”, and fold it using bone folder along the score lines then adhere it to larger piece of pattern paper to create a pocket. Cut out 1/2” x 6” strip and adhere it to the pocket’s edge then fold and adhere the ends to the back. Adhere the final piece to the card front. Die cut four corners and eyelet frame from the Album Tags and Accents Die of craft card then adhere them to the card front as shown. Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Love Sentiments Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink on Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection and die cut it with matching die from Album Tags and Accents Die, then adhere it to the eyelet frame.
Using Album Tags and Accents Die set die cut tag base of the craft card and the two decorative layers of the paper collection, then adhere them together and punch them with 1/8” hole punch. Cut out a decorative panel from Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection and adhere it to the tag front. Decorate the tag with a ribbon and put it inside the pocket on the card front.


Stamp the leaf images from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set with Peat Moss Archival Ink and colour them in with Vivid Chartreuse and Peat Moss Archival Inks using daubers. Die cut leaves using matching die from Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die set and shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp flower images from Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp Set with Vibrant Fuchsia Archival Ink, colour them in with Vibrant Fuchsia, Vermillion and Majestic Violet Archival Inks. Die cut the flowers using matching die from Purr-fect Posies Die set and shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble posies petals using a hot glue gun and make sure to offset them. Use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle of them and pull some stamens through it. Add a bit of hot glue underneath the flower to secure the stamens. Using a sponge, add Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the flower petals and sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter. Adhere flowers to the card front and fill the composition in with leaves.

It's Your Special Day

It's Your Special Day

Other Products: White cardstock, Lavender seam binding ribbon, copic markers

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

Instructions: Cut card base 5.5 x 5.5inches in white card stock. Cut out the scenery from the Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection to fit card base and adhere. Stamp the cat and birds from the Purr-fect Playdate Cling Stamp Set, the bench and 2 flowerpots from the Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set and the fence and gate from the Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set in black and color with copic markers.

Stamp the daisy and leaves from the Delightful Daisy Cling Stamp Set in Frost White and emboss in white on vellum, cut out with corresponding dies and sponge the flowers with Vibrant Violet and the leaves with Olive. Sculpt and add purple bead stamens and glitter.

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere all as shown.

In Our thoughts and Prayers

In Our thoughts and Prayers

Other Products: White and light green cardstock, glue, Distress Ink forest moss, ColorBox pink ink


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


Instructions: Score a 6” x 8" piece of white cardstock at 4" to make a 6" x 4" card base. Take the largest die from Regal Frame & Accents 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 hinge of the card base. Die cut a piece of paper form Butterfly Dreams Paper Collection with the same die and glue on your base.


Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the decorative die from the same set and glue on your base. Die cut a piece of Butterfly Dream paper collection using die from Regal Frame & Accents Die and glue in the middle your card.


Stamp the sentiment “You are in our thoughts and prayers” from Cheerful Note Sentiments Cling Stamp Set on light green cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black and glue on your card.


Flowers: Stamp flowers and leaves from Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using StazOn Ink Pad Jack Black. Die cut using matching dies from Purr-fect Posies Die. Color using pink ColorBox (flowers) and forest moss Distress Ink (leaves). Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue petals together. Add stamens from Rock Candy Stamens Small. Add flowers and leaves to your card.

A Christmas Celebration

A Christmas Celebration

 Other Products: White cardstock, Funnel Tray

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

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

Instructions:The finished card measures 6 1/4” x 8” (15.9cm x20.3cm). Taking the white card stock make a tent fold card measuring 6 1/4” x 8” (15.9cm x20.3cm) Taking the Bordeaux ink and the foam inking tool dauber, bring color to the card base edges. Find the design paper in the ‘Candy Cane Cottage’ paper collection and cut this a little smaller than the card base, ink also the edges of this paper. Adhere to the card base using 3D foam tape.

To make the elements for the card front: Make the 1/2 circle lace pocket by using the ‘Heart of Joy Decorative Die’ set and the white stamping card. Die cut the 1/2 circle base and the lace 1/2 circle. Die cut also from the white stamping card, two pocket accents from the ‘Regal Pocket Accents’ die set. Use one of these for under the 1/2 circle on the card front. Apply glitter to all these die cuts by applying the clear drying glue to the lace then dipping into the glitter. Putting aside on the funnel tray to dry.  When dry adhere in place on the card front leaving the straight part of the 1/2 circle loose for the tag to go in. Make the tag by die cutting from the white stamping card and the ‘Album Tags and Accents Die’ set. Die cut both sized tags. Ink the edges with the Bordeaux ink. Taking the snow stamp from the ‘Season Of Glee’ stamp set, stamp this with the coffee ink randomly on the tag front. Color the snow with the Vanilla zig marker. Adhere the prepared remaining pocket accents die cut to the smaller tag. Adhere both the tags together using the 3D foam tape. Adhere this tag in place in the pocket.

Now you are ready to decorate the card with all the flowers and animals. To make the Poinsettia flowers and Holly leaves, stamp the Christmas Poinsettia’s and Holly leaves in the Library Green ink onto the white stamping card. Bring the color onto the image using the daubers and Archival inks. Red Geranium and leaf green are used for this. When finished coloring, die cut all then bring shape to the flowers and leaves by using the 3D flower mold. Use the flower shaping tools to bring further shape if needed. Stack three layers together and adhere together by using the hot glue gun. Apply clear drying glue to the petal points with a brush then dip into the glitter. Put aside to dry on the funnel tray. When dry, tap the flower on the side of the tray to eliminate any excess glitter. Apply clear drying glue to the poinsettia flower centers then pour the prills onto the flower. Taking a shaping tool press lightly on the prills, this will push the prills into the glue. Put aside to dry on the tray, when dry they are ready to use on your card. Adhere the leaves and flowers to the 1/2 circle and the right side of the tag top. Make the sentiment using the stamp and die from the ‘Young At Heart’ sets. Curling the sentiment banner with a pen or your fingers. Adhere in place tucking under the flowers.

Taking all the stamps needed for the bear and penguins from the stamp sets listed in the product list. Once these are colored and die cut using the zig markers and matching dies, trim away any stamped image not needed when adhering in place. The hot glue gun and clear drying glue was used to adhere the bear and penguins to the card. When all is securely adhered in place apply the dazzling detail glitter glue to the hats and scarves. Use the crystal lacquer for the glasses, eyes, beaks and nose. Apply also to some of the penguin’s bodies.

Monochrome Christmas Wishes

Monochrome Christmas Wishes

Other Products: Cardstock (White, Black), Gems, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Adhesive Dots Micro, E-Z Runner Ultra), Vellum

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

Instructions: Die cut the Intricate Swirls Frame from white cardstock and cut a piece of vellum to fit in behind the frame. Stamp and heat emboss with white embossing powder the large candle image in the bottom left hand corner of the vellum and the sentiment up in the open right corner. Cut a black cardstock card base to fit behind the frame. Adhere these layers together.

Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the medium and 1 set of the large poinsettias onto the Vellum Flowerite using white embossing powder. Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the large and 1 set of the small holly onto Vellum Flowerite using white embossing powder. Shaping using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Assemble the flowers and add a gem to the middle of each. Add the medium and a small to the bottom left hand corner of the card and the other to the top right hand corner of the card. Add holly around the bottom poinsettias and a holly by itself by the sentiment and add a gem for the holly berry.

For You Especially

For You Especially

Other Produts: Card blank – 7.5 x 7.5 inches square, Ranger Archival Ink - Pale Ochre, Light green ink, Lilac Ink, Purple ink, Cream card scrap, Vellum, white card.

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

Instructions: Cover a 7.5 inch square card blank with pretty pink paper from the Wildwood Cottage Collection Paper Pad. Cut a 7 inch square panel from pretty blue paper from the Wildwood Cottage Collection Paper Pad, adhere onto card front.

Die cut two frames in white card from the Eyelet Lace Frames Die Set, cut one in half. Adhere the two cut pieces to either side of the front blue panel.  

Cut a 5 x 6.75 inch pretty pink panel. Glue a cardboard piece to the back to give some lift. (I used the cardboard from the back of the paper pad). Adhere this to the front of the card.

Stamp in Plum ink and blue ink lots of Wildwood Floral flowers. Colour in with light pink and light blue inks, die cut with the coordinating dies. Stamp a few leaves in Olive green ink, colour in with light green ink, die cut with the coordinating dies.

Cut out a sentiment from the paper collection, adhere onto a small scrap of plum paper from the paper pad, add foam strips. Adhere the center pieces of the Eyelet Lace Frames die to the card front. Adhere the sentiment.

Pierce a small hole in the centers of all the flowers with a paper piercer. Take some pastel blue and pink stamens and thread through the hole, add glue to affix.

Start adhering all the flowers and leaves around the card using hot glue.

Add lots of ultrafine glitter using Dries Clear Glue to the flowers and leaves.  All done.

Peachy Peony

Peachy Peony

Other Products: Vellum cardstock, versamark watermark stamp pad, gold embossing powder, glue dots, Distress oxide Victorian velvet, peeled paint, white embossing powder, ranger wendy vecchi ink orange blossom.

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

Instructions: The card base measures 5 1/2 " by 7 1/2". Cut pattern papers from Oakberry Lane paper collection and mat it on the card base. Cut the decorative frame using the regal frame and accents die and glue it on the center of the card. Stamp the flowers and leaves from the small and large sweet peony stamp set on vellum cardstock with versamark watermark stamp pad and heat emboss them in white. Color the large flowers with wendy vecchi dye ink orange blossom and distress oxide Victorian velvet. Stamp the smallest flowers from the small sweet peony stamp set and heat emboss in gold, color them using the distress oxide Victorian velvet. Color the leaves using distress oxide peeled paint. Cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies.

Stamp the butterfly from the fluttering butterfly stamp set and heat emboss in gold. Color the butterfly with orange blossom and Victorian velvet, after the coloring add some details using a white gel pen. Cut the butterfly using the coordinating die. Stamp the sentiment from the just for you sentiment stamp set on vellum and heat emboss in gold glitter. Assemble everything as shown in the images.

Lastly dust the flower images with crystal clear glitter powder.

I Will Put My Trust

I Will Put My Trust

Other Products: White cardstock, yellow Flower Soft, foam sheet.

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

Instructions: Card size: 5 3/8 x 6 1/4".  Cut white cardstock 10 3/4 X 6 1/4", score then fold in half. Cut a pink piece of decorative paper 5 1/4 x 6 1/8” then glue it to the card front. Cut 2 white Adorn It Accents dies then glue them together in the center to measure 5 1/4" across the center horizontally then glue them to card front.

Stamp the sentiment, using Vibrant Fuchsia, onto pink decorative paper then die cut with an Eyelet Oval. Die cut a white Eyelet oval to mat then sentiment then glue them together. Die cut an oval a bit smaller out of Foam Sheet to pop up the sentiment panels. Glue them to the center of the card front.

Stamp Petunias using Vibrant Fuchsia, the Petunia stigmas using Fern Green (stamp a few sets using the Vibrant Fuchsia to make into their own unique flowers). Sponge blossoms lightly with Fuchsia and the stigmas with Leaf Green. Stamp Leafy Accents using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green. Stamp Posies using Buttercup and sponge. Stamp Rain Boots Blossoms Fern Green. Sponge flowers with pink and stems with green. Die cut all and shape (see video). Glue set of 2 (same size) blossoms for each flower (including Posies and unique flowers made with Fuchsia stamped stigma). Die cut Petunia Stamen out of vellum, roll each and secure then dab yellow Nuvo at the end of each. After Nuvo drops dry, pierce each Petunia then insert 1 wired yellow stamen along with the vellum stamen made, glue at the base and set aside to dry. The unique flowers have 1 white wired stamen in the center and the yellow posies have yellow Flower Soft in each center.

Start with the Rain Boots Blossoms at both ends then the leaves and arrange flowers around left side of card clustering Petunias together then adding small flowers on both ends. When you like the arrangement, glue everything down with heavy duty tacky glue or hot glue. (when I stamped and die cut the sentiment I thought ahead about where I wanted my flowers and left more room on that side). Glue glitter on all the flowers. (To keep from getting glitter on my stamen I brushed the watered down glue on the petals with an old paint brush then sprinkled on the glitter, doing each flower individually).

Heartfelt Congratulations

Heartfelt Congratulations

Other Products: Versmark , Heat Gun, White Cardstock, Viva Décor Stamp Paint – Grass Green, Creative Expressions Embossing Powder Aurora Crystal, White Ribbon, Pearls, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

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

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

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

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

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 14” x 7”, score at 7” along the long side and fold to create a 7” x 7” base card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 6 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Cut another piece of white cardstock 6 3/8” x 6 3/8” and adhere to the previously cut piece and adhere to the front of the card with foam tape.


Die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7179 Butterfly Kisses Die set out of white cardstock. Trim the corners and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the corners as shown.


Die cut the circle using the die from the HCD1-7256 Heart of Joy Decorative Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue and adhere to the front of the card.


Die cut the circle using the outer plain die from the HCD1-7256 Heart of Joy Decorative Die set out of white cardstock. Die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7256 Heart of Joy Decorative Die set in a circle and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue and adhere to the front of the base circle and then to the front of the card.


Stamp the leaf image from the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Stamp set using Versamark ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card and emboss with white embossing powder. Sponge the leaves with Magenta Hue ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and adhere to the top and bottom of the circle.


Stamp the rose images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp set using Versamark ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card and emboss with the white embossing powder. Colour with Buttercup ink and Magenta Hue inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and assemble when dry using a bead stamen. To learn how to make roses with a wire stamen please visit my blog here: https://wp.me/p2MuRN-1qN.


Stamp the first and second size flower images from the HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Fern Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card. Colour with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs with Leaf Green ink and sponge the edges with Magenta Hue ink. Shape using the coordinating mold and when dry add to the roses as sepals. Adhere the roses around the leaves as shown.


Die cut the small leafy sprays from the HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B and HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A out of Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. Colour with Leaf Green ink and sponge with green stamp paint. Shape and then add Crystal Clear glue using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere around the rose leaves as shown. Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3842 Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp set using Frost White ink on vellum and emboss with the Crystal Aurora embossing powder. Colour the back of the images with Pure Platinum embellishment mousse and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold after spritzing lightly with water. Pierce the centres and insert a white pastel bead stamen to the centre and trim the ends and adhere around the roses with a hot glue gun. Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3855 Floral Fashionista Stamp set using French Ultramarine ink on Flower Shaping cardstock. Colour the centres with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and pierce a hole and insert a white pastel bead stamen to the centre when dry. Add Diamond Sprinkles to the flowers with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Trim the stamens and adhere around the flowers as shown with a hot glue gun.


Stamp the small ‘congrats’ image from the HCPC-3847 Celebrate Love Sentiments Stamp set in Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment out using the smallest arrow die from the HCD1-7204 Arrows & Banners Die set, trim the end and nestle among the flowers as shown. To finish, add a small white ribbon bow to the centre and pearls on the flourishes and on the edge of the circle die and one on the middle of the ribbon bow.

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DENISE RALEY
What a way to inspire me.!! Know all I won't to do is MAKE CARDS.!!!! I LIKE THE ANIMAL CHRISTMAS CARDS THE BEST.!!!!
Wednesday 4th of September 2019 11:33 AM
JEANETTE G.
Love the Candy Cane Cottage inspiration! Thank you for sharing so many projects.
Friday 6th of September 2019 01:45 PM