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Stuck creatively? Sea Breeze Inspiration Just for you!

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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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!

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Rocky Point Lighthouse

Rocky Point Lighthouse

Other Products: Poupon glitter, cheese cloth, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, die cutting machine, funnel tray

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

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4" to create card base. Using from the HCD1-7155 Circle Basics Large Die, diecut the second largest circle from the right and center of card base. Pair the largest and second largest circle together and diecut two blue circles and one teal circle from the Sea Breeze paper collection. Using from the HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die, pair the largest eyelet rectangle with sixth largest plain rectangle, diecutting a frame from white cardstock. Sponge the edges of eyelet frame with Tiger Lily ink. Accent frame with Crystal Lacquer to give it an ocean splashed look. Set aside to dry. Use the sixth largest rectangle to diecut a lighthouse scene from the paper collection. Stamp the ‘Let’s Celebrate You’ in Coffee ink onto the top left of lighthouse panel. Lightly sponge over the sunset with Sunflower ink. Stamp the flying seagulls from HCPC-3891 Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set in Garden Patina ink onto top left corner and middle right of card base. Stamp off the seagulls each time on scrap paper before stamping on the card base to create a softer image. Sponge the edges of card base with Garden Patina ink, except for a very bottom section of card. Lightly sponge the bottom with Tea Rose and Sunflower ink to create a sandy beach look. Sponge over the cloud areas with Tiger Lily and Sunflower to create a sunset look. Fill in the rest of sky with Garden Patina and light touches of Sunflower. Attach lighthouse panel and one of the blue circles onto the inside of card behind opening.

Stamp the seaside fence from HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set in Coffee ink onto white cardstock and diecut with matching die. Stamp the flying seagulls from HCPC-3891 Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set Stamp in Garden Patina ink onto white cardstock and diecut with matching die. Stamp the clouds from the same stamp set in Tiger Lily ink onto scrap paper, then right onto white cardstock and diecut with matching die. Stamp the lighthouse image from HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set in Nautical Blue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with matching die. Stamp the sea grass from same stamp set in Leaf Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with matching die.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. For the lighthouse, Red Geranium, Tiger Lily, Sunflower, Coffee, Garden Patina and Nautical Blue. For the seaside fence, use Tea Rose and Sunflower on the sand. Use Coffee on the stones, use Garden Patina and Vivid Chartreuse on the grasses. For the sea grass, use Garden Patina and Vivid Chartreuse. For the clouds, use soft touches of Garden Patina, Tiger Lily and Sunflower. For the flying seagulls, use a light touch of Garden Patina. Cut a 3 1/2 x 1 1/4" strip of cheesecloth and sponge with a touch of the Garden Patina ink. Dab the cheesecloth with Dries Clear glue, then sprinkle with Crystal Clear and Poupon. Set aside to dry.

Lightly shape the lighthouse, fence, sea grass, clouds and seagulls with the stylus from Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Trim apart the fence and split in two small sections. Trim apart the grasses into a few sections. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach everything onto card as shown. Cut apart the cheesecloth and tuck underneath fences as shown. Dab some Dries Clear glue over the fences, and sprinkle with Rajni’s Crystal Clear. Use the same technique and sprinkle with Poupon glitter on the sand, sunset, lighthouse and rest of card as desired. Add droplets of glue over the sand and cheesecloth, and sprinkle with Seas the day prills. Apply Crystal Lacquer over the water on the lighthouse scene.

Making Waves

Making Waves

Other Products: Cream and white cardstock, foam squares, scissors, paper trimmer, distress tool, score board

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

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6”. Cut cream cardstock to 12 x 6”, score and fold at 6”. Cut 3 panels from paper collection each one being slightly smaller. Use paper distresser along the edges and adhere onto card using dries clear glue and foam adhesive. On the top panel stamp the sentiment using French Ultramarine.

Die cut Swirly Border Accent outline twice on paper from collection. Die cut two Swirly Border accents using white cardstock. Apply glue to sponge and dab randomly onto Swirly Border Accents, sprinkle with Krystollos glass shards and allow to dry. Once dry, adhere onto frame using dries clear glue, leaving a small section along the bottom to insert the lighthouse. Adhere frame onto card base using foam adhesive.

Stamp lighthouse and seagulls using black ink onto white cardstock. Die cut using coordinating dies. Use dauber to color the water with French Ultramarine, foliage with Leaf Green, rocks with Jet Black ink, lighthouse with Carnation Red and Coffee ink. Shape images using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Adhere images as shown, using foam adhesive to create dimension. Use glue tip to apply more glue throughout card, apply Krystallos glass shards and allow to dry.

Down the Shore

Down the Shore

Other Products: Smooth White Cardstock, Foam Dots, Die Cutting Machine, Score Board, Twine, and Jute, Card shadow box (retired)

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

Instructions: The ready top fold card from a smooth white card stock measures, 9" by 5 1/2". Take a card stock measuring 9" by 11 ". Score at 5 1/2" on long side and fold. Choose the scenic paper from the paper collection, distress all the edges and layer it on the card front.

Score all the folds of the card shadow box. Choose the paper for the window front and inside of the shadow box and prepare the shadow box.

Next stamp the images from Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set, A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set and Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set on white card stock using archival ink and color the images using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Cut all the images using their coordinating dies and stack an extra die-cut to all the images to add extra strength. Layer these painted images on the card shadow box as shown. Create various dimensions by using foam dots. Finally, adhere the card shadow box to the card front as shown. Also, add a white die-cut of Decorative Medallion Die peeking very little from the back of shadow box.

Stamp 2 sentiments from Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set and cut them using Circle Basics Large Die. Stack 2 extra die cuts for strength. Tie a natural color twine and secure the ends. Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and finish the card by adding dry jute, Expresso and Baby It's Cold Outside Prills and Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder.on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die and shade using this same inkon the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die and shade using this same ink.on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die and shade using this same ink.

Beach Bound

Beach Bound

Other Products: White Cardstock, Cardstock, Paper Trimmer, Brads, Die Cutting Machine, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Hot Glue Gun.

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 5.7” by 9”. Cut panel of white cardstock measuring 5.5” x 8.8” and set aside. Choose same size panel from paper collection and stack with white cardstock. Place oval die in the center and run through the machine and adhere this pane using foam strips. 

Stamp all required images with black archival ink, color with zig markers, diecut and set aside.

Place cloud and sunset images inside the oval and arrange other images as shown. Add sentiment from paper collection.

Guide Me Home

Guide Me Home

Other Products: Copic markers, white cardstock

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

Instructions: Create a 4.25 x 5.5” card base. Cut out a piece of blue sky paper from the collection to fit the card base and adhere. Cut out a small scene panel with brown frame from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection and adhere with foam tape. Cut out four corner dies with the Swirly Accent Spray Die and sponge with Rich Cocoa and Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse, adhere one to each corner of the frame.

Stamp the shells and clouds from the Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set, and all the images from the A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set in black on white cardstock, color with copics and cut out with corresponding dies. Adhere images with foam tape as shown.

Seashells at the Seashore

Seashells at the Seashore

Other Products: White cardstock, aqua cardstock, tan cardstock, turquoise cardstock, gauze, shells, foam tape, sand, Stickles, Copic Markers: E81, E42, E43, E51, E53, E33, E35, E57, E08, YR82,E97, YG03, YG17, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y24, Y38, R81, R11, R17, R29, W2, W3, W5, C2, C3, C5, BG72, BG11, 

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

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

Instructions: Click here for more images of this project. Card size: 6 x 6 1/2" closed. 6 1/2 x 24” Open. Cut back of foldout card with the Classic Border Basics Die and cut paper to match.  Cut front and back panels with the Fleur Border Basics out of decorative paper with water across the 12” (it takes 2 pieces, top and bottom.) Cut sandpipers off the bottom of both pieces then cut vertically at 6” and horizontally at 5 3/4 for the back and third panel, 5” for the second and first panel).  Use the top pieces for the back of each panel.  Cut front and back together when cutting each panels papers. Glue the paper onto coordinating panels. For the back of panels, add water by cutting turquoise cardstock 1 1/2" strips, glue them to the bottoms of 1, 2 and 3 panel backs. Tear tan cardstock for sand about 1/2" deep for all panels both sides. Use texture paste on the torn edge of all sand pieces, sprinkle with glitter then let dry. Once dry, glue each sand strip to the bottom of each panel front and back then add real sand.

Cut 3 Elegant Border Basics from Aqua and 1 Delicate Border Basics from Aqua. Glue the Delicate Border to the back panel of foldout and glue the 3 Elegant Borders onto panel 1, 2 and 3.

Stamp large lighthouse scene (x2), large cloud (x2), sailboat (x2), rowboat (x2), sunset, Shells (x3), Birds (x2), plants (x4), sandpipers (x2), Rope Frame (x2), Fence (x2), bird on post, small lighthouse, die cut and color all pieces. Stamp sentiment using Forge- Me-Not on yellowish background paper, cut then mat with white.

Start decorating card with images, panel 1 in closed position-Pop fence up on left side then pop bird on post on top of it. Pop shells and sand to right side then pop shells only on top. Inside-Pop up rowboat plant on left and on right and shells. Glue one bird in the sky.

Panel 2 inside -glue sunset matching horizons to left side glue clouds to right side and pop sailboat on top, about half-way down water.  Glue 2 sandpipers to sand left side. Pop up shell on right side of sand. Glue 1 bird in the sky. Back side-pop up rowboat, matching sand lines.

Panel 3 inside - Glue sailboat at horizon toward right side, glue 2 birds in the sky, glue plant, shell and sandpiper to right side of sand and glue shell to left side of sand. Back side-Glue small lighthouse and pop up rope frame.

Back panel - Glue large cloud to sky and 2 birds. Glue the large lighthouse scene to right side, pop up extra rocks (from second stamped lighthouse scene). Pop up short piece of fence to right side, glue wood post and anchor (from second stamped rope frame) and a plant in front of fence. Glue 2 shells next to anchor and glue 3 sand pipers to left side. Glue the sentiment to left side.

Steep gauze in some black tea for 15 minutes or so then hang up to dry. Add pieces of gauze to each panel top then add small shells, seahorses and starfish. Add glitter to gauze and add Stickles to water.

Seashore Birthday Celebration

Seashore Birthday Celebration

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

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

Instructions: The finished card measures 6 inches by 6 inches. To make the card base, Cut white cardstock to 6 inches by 12 inches and score at 6 inches on the longer side. Fold to make a top fold card. Distress the edges with distress inks. 

Cut another 6 inch card panel and create a centre square window using the square decorative die from the Butterfly kisses decorative die set. Wind twine around both the sides and secure at the back. Adhere the frame on the card front with foam dots. Cut the biggest die from the decorative diamond and lace die set in white card stock. Cut into two pieces and add the lace part inside the frame.

Stamp the image of the light house on white card stock and colour with Zig brush pens and cut with matching die. Stamp and colour the birds and cut with matching die.

Cut a label scene with sea water from pattern paper. Add the light house die cut. Add this on the centre of the frame with foam dots.  

Add the stamped images on the pattern paper and adhere inside the frame.

Stamp the birthday sentiment and using the circle dies cut a frame. Adhere to the card front with foam dots.

Sea Breeze Gift

Sea Breeze Gift

 

Other Projects: White twine, watercolor paint, glue, 3d squares

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

Instructions: Cut tag (3'' x 4.5 '') from the Deluxe Flower shaping paper with the Ticket and Tags die. Die cut another tag using the smaller die from same die set from patterned paper from the Sea Breeze Collection. Using Jet Black ink, stamp the sailboat, birds, clouds and the setting sun against the sea from the A Day at Sea and Sand and Sunsets stamp sets. Die cut all images with coordinating dies and paint with watercolor paints. Layer images onto tag as shown using foam adhesive to give dimension.

Fold and glue the Pocket and Flipfold Insert A-Kraft (3.5 '' x 4.75 '') to create pocket for tag. Cover with the blue turquoise paper from the collection. Insert the tag into the pocket and close it. Wrap a few times with a string and make a bow.

Cut the round sentiment tag with scissors and attach to the pocket on the string. This makes a great gift card holder. 

Enjoying the Good times

Enjoying the Good times

Other Products: Coordinating bakers twine, white card, white stamping card, hot glue, starfish charm, Copics: YG45, Y13, Y15, Y35, YR18, R29, C2, C4, C6, YG93, YG99, W00, W1, W3, W5, Black memento ink pad

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

Instructions: Score a 11.5” x 7.5” piece of white card at 5.75” to create a 5.75” x 7.5” card base.

Select patterned paper from the collection and cut to 5.25” x 7”, layer onto a slightly larger paper from the collection and add to the card base using dries clear adhesive.

Die cut 2 of the Heart of Joy semi circles and adhere to the top and bottom of the card using dries clear adhesive.

Select the topper from the paper collection and layer onto a slightly larger coordinating paper and then onto a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of white card using dries clear adhesive.

Stamp the seagull onto white stamping card, colour using copic pens, die cut and shape using the flower shaping tools. Wrap bakers twine 3 times around the bottom of the topper and tie in a knot, securing the charm to the right side of the knot. Position the seagull over the bakers twine and secure with hot glue.

Add the topper to the centre of the card base using foam pads and hot glue to hold the twine in place at the back.

Select the sentiment tags from the paper collection and die cut. Thread twine through the largest tag and adhere to the topper using dries clear glue and hot glue.

Fray the ends of the twine.

A Birthday Getaway

A Birthday Getaway

Other Products: Glue dots, foam tape, string

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

Instructions: The card base measures 6 1/2" by 6 1/2". Cut a 6 by 6” pattern paper from the sea breeze paper collection and adhere it on the card base. Cut patterned images from the paper collection and layer on a white mat and then on the card base using foam tape.

Stamp the elements from a day at sea cling stamp sets using black archival ink, color the stamped images using alcohol markers and cut using the coordinating dies. Cut sentiments from the paper collection, add string and adhere to the card as shown. Layer the cutouts and adhere them as shown using glue dots.

Wave of Sorrow

Wave of Sorrow

Other Products: Prepared card base, white cardstock, glue, twinmarkers: 69, 2, 31, 76 ,craft foam, glossy accents, Top Boss embossing pad, heat tool, red embossing powder, glitter 

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

Instructions: Prepared card base measures 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  Choose the decorative paper from Sea Breeze Paper collection - you need paper 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”.  On the top of decorative paper, stamp the birds from Sunsets Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black. Cut the paper into four equal squares. Glue on your card base using glue and craft foam. 

Die cut two eyelet accents, one in white cardstock and the second in decorative paper using the Album Tags and Accents Die and glue on your card. Stamp the sailboat from A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink and color it using markers. Die cut using matching die from A Day at Sea die. Glue on your decorative eyelet accents. Add a little glossy accents to the sea and sprinkle with glitter when it is still wet. Leave to dry. Stamp the clouds using Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock using Archival Black Ink, color using marker and die cut using matching die. Cut in half and glue on the card. 

On a piece of paper from collection stamp sentiment Heartfelt Sympathy using embossing ink and red embossing powder, heat emboss with heat tool. Add on your card using glue. 

Lighthouse by the Sea

Lighthouse by the Sea

Other Products: Weathered Wood and Carved Pumpkin Distress inks, watercolor cardstock, paint brush, Transparent Holographic glitter, red and white bakers twine, white cardstock.

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

Instructions: Cut a 6" x 6" piece of pattern paper from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection and adhere it on a same sized card base. Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the dies from Swirly Border Accents Die. Cover them with Transparent Holographic glitter and adhere to the card front as shown. Fussy cut one of the scenes from the same paper collection and adhere it on a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock to add strength to this piece. Adhere it on the glittered die cut using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Stamp the birds from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and color with Weathered Wood and Carved Pumpkin Distress inks. Die cut them using the matching die from Sand and Sunsets Die. Curl the wings of the birds a little using the handle of the Groove Golf Tool Set. Adhere the bird on the card as shown using a tiny piece of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Die cut the tag from the same paper collection using the matching die from Ticket and Tags Die. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the same die. Stack and adhere both of them together. Tie red and white bakers twine on the tag and adhere it to the card front as shown using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Apply 3-D Crystal Lacquer to some areas on the pattern paper to add finishing touch.

Sandy Shores

Sandy Shores

Other Products: Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond, White Cardstock, Bockingford Watercolour card 300gsm

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

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 7”, sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the frame from the HCD2-7191 Intricate Swirls Die out of white cardstock. Sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Cut a piece of patterned paper with the sea at the bottom 4” x 6”, sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and adhere to the front of the frame. Die cut the oval using the largest plain edge die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Die set from the centre of the frame towards the bottom of the frame to allow the stamped image to line up with the horizon. Die cut an oval frame using the eyelet edge oval die and the largest plain edge die from white cardstock. Sponge with French Ultramarine ink and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the frame and add the frame to the base card with foam tape. Add the die cut inner oval to the recess.

Stamp the light house image from the HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Stamp in Jet Black ink on watercolour card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the image and adhere to the oval recess.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp in Jet Black ink on watercolour card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the birds with Dries Clear glue and adhere to the base of the oval.  

Stamp two grass images from the HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Diamond glitter to the grass and adhere to the bottom on both sides of the oval.

Stamp two shell images from HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut the shells only from one image and the entire image from the other stamped image. Adhere the shells to the entire image and then add Diamond glitter to the shells before adhering to the bottom of the oval frame under the birds.

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

Die cut the outer frame from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set in white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3846 Thank You Sentiments Stamp in Paris Dusk ink on patterned paper and die cut with the frame from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set. Die cut the outer frame from white cardstock, trim the sentiment and sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge before adhering to the tag. Adhere to the top of the oval as shown with foam tape.

Appreciative Accents

Appreciative Accents

Other Products: Kraft cardstock, Big-Shot Machine,  Distress ink-brushed corduroy

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

Instructions: Card size 6” x 6” (final size, tent fold card). Take pattern paper from the collection, size 3” x 6”, distress the edges with distress ink-brushed corduroy, tear the edges and adhere on the card base on the left side.

Cut three Petite Pocket Accents Die on white cardstock and adhere them using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive as pictured.

Stamp some shell images from Sand and Sunset Cling stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink jet black, cut them with coordinating die, sprinkle crystal clear glitter and adhere them with foam tape.

Stamp Frame and sea grass images from A day at Sea Cling stamp set and birds image from SeaBreeze harbor Cling stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink-jet black, cut them with coordinating die and color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using Color In Watercolor Brush-Fine. Adhere them using foam tape. 

Add sentiment from Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using archival ink-jet black.

Every Breaking Wave

Every Breaking Wave

Other Products: Sheena Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool. Spectrum Noir Harmony Honey Pot ink, An old water painting brush for the glue, 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: The finished size of this hinged tent fold card is 8 1/4” x 5 3/4” (20.8cm x 14.5cm). Cut the hinged tent fold card to the above measurements. Before adhering together: Find the design paper in the paper collection with the yellow and blue in the print. Trim this a little smaller than the card base. Adhere to the card front. Taking the oval die from the Eyelet oval frame die and cut an oval in the middle of the card front. For the card back inside, stamp the lighthouse with the rocks in front of it and color this with the zig markers. Taking the matching die for the rocks stamp and die cut this a few extra times. When colored adhere to the lighthouse scene in its place. Taking the Honey Pot ink and inking foam tool, ink around the edges of the stamping so you have a yellow hue around the scene when the card is closed. Add a yellow hue where the light is in the lighthouse. Taking the cloud stamp, stamp die cut then color x 2. Adhere a large and small cloud to the lighthouse scene. Now adhere the card hinges together to form the tent fold. 

Adhere a large cloud to the card front so it laps over into the oval hole. Stamp three extra lighthouse scenes, as you will use the water part of the stamping. Trim away the water once it is colored. Adhere to the lower oval and inside of the card so you see only water for a base. Make two boats and adhere as shown. Make the sentiment using the sign from the Cherry Blossom Retreat stamp and die sets. Make the sea gulls, die cut extra for the layering 3-4 layers. Adhere together then adhere to the card front. 

To make the flowers: Take the stamp and die collection set for these flowers and the matching blossom shaping mold. Stamp and die cut enough to use for the card. Color the elements using the 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.

Adhere the flowers in clusters to the top left of the oval and lower right. Placing the sentiment, then another cluster of two flowers and leaves to the left side. To finish the card, apply the liquid Lacquer to the sentiment, seagulls, boats and all the windows in the scene. 

Thoughtful Sunset

Thoughtful Sunset

Other Products: White cardstock, Watercolor pencils

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

Instructions: For the base, cut a cardstock piece 6 1/2” x 10”. Fold in half. Full instructions here: https://youtu.be/7LBfa5UhnYw.

Cover the card using the HCDP1-2107 Sea Breeze Paper Collection.

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 1/2” x 3 1/2”. Use the HCPC-3891 Sand and Sunsets Stamp to stamp the sunset and birds background. Color the image.

Use the HCD1-7207 Hand-stitched Accents Die to cut the frame for the front of the card. Use both frame dies to create the stitched border. Add foam dots on the back to add dimension.

Use the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbor Stamp to stamp the bird on the front. Use the HCD1-7264 Sea Breeze Harbor Die to cut the image. Color and add on top of the frame.

Cut a sentiment from the collection.

Use the  HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents to add the decorative piece on the bottom of the frame.

Sand, Surf and Sweet Peonies

Sand, Surf and Sweet Peonies

Other Products: White cardstock, watercolor paper, glitter, jute twine, sisal, orange blossom archival ink

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

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

Instructions: Ready top fold card measures 8.25” × 6.25”. First choose a pattern paper from designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 8” × 6”. Cut on side edge using Swirly Accents Spray die. Distress the edges with matching ink and mat it on ready card base using dimensional tape. Cut a border from white cardstock using Swirly Accents Spray die and glue it on card as shown. Cut 2 tags from the pattern paper and one from white cardstock using Album Tags and Accents die. Mat one pattern paper tag on white cardstock tag. Cut a window using Eyelet Oval & Basics Large die.

Stamp image from Sea Breeze Harbor Stamp using black archival. Paint image with zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Glue base tag die cut on right side of card. Glue painted image on it using dimensional tape to create window scene. Now glue window tag on it using dimensional tape. Stamp some more image from Sea Breeze collection using black archival and paint with zig markers. Cut images using coordinating dies. Glue images as shown.

Stamp Sweet peony flower on deluxe flower shaping paper using orange blossom ink and cut with coordinating dies. Sponge flowers using same ink and shape with gold tool. Layer flowers and add rock candy stamens into the center. Add glitter on flowers using clear dry adhesive. Stamp leafy Accents leaves on deluxe flower shaping paper using olive green archival and cut with coordinating dies. Sponge leaves using leaf green archival and olive green archival. Shape leaves using 3D shaping mold. Arrange leaves and flowers and glue them using hot melted glue. Cut a sentiment strip from same collection and mat it on white cardstock. Glue sentiment on right side of card using dimensional tape as shown. 

As Free as the Ocean

As Free as the Ocean

Other Products: Versamark Stamp pad, Embossing powder WoW! Opaque Bright White, Liquitex modeling paste, Cuts2luv’s flair, Clear Gesso, White Gesso, Creative embellishments’s chipboard, Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, Gutermann sewing thread, water mister, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, Spray Heidi swap teal, spray dylusion lemon zest, Spray Adirondack stream, stickers Les Creations Edith Cloutier, Funnel Tray

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

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Take a turquoise 12 x 12” sheet from the Sea Breeze Collection and cut it to 4 inches. You can lightly trim the edge of these with a tool designed for this purpose or simply the blade of a scissor. Glue the 4 x 12” paper on another 12x 12 sheet, yellow this time. Start by applying a little clear gesso on your sheet to protect it because you want to work on your background with ink. Make droplets of turquoise and yellow ink by shaking a brush gorged with ink over the sheet. Do the same thing with white gesso. Take the stamp from the Elements of home set, and stamp randomly little parts of flowers on your background with teal and yellow ink. Use a stencil and modeling paste to make little flowers on your paper. Your background is ready. 

Stamp the Purr-fect Posies flowers with versamark stamp pad on white card stock. Emboss with the white powder and color with the yellow and Persian green Zig pen. Cut with the coordinate die. Shape the flowers by using the 3D purr-fect posies Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools.  Add stamens in the center of the flowers. 

Die cut a paper lace in a white cardstock with the die from the album tag and accents and glue in between the 2 layers of your papers. In the center of your layout, put a cheesecloth. Over it, add yellow and turquoise sewing thread. Paint a chipboard with white paint and then color it with Persian turquoise zig pen.  Place this chipboard over the cheesecloth. Put your picture over the chipboard. Arrange the flowers on each side of your picture by using clear glue. 

At the bottom of the chipboard, also add 3 littles flowers. Add a flair through your flowers for the final touch.  

Island Sunrise

Island Sunrise

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.

Instrutions: 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 boat, seagulls from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set, fence and seagull on the rock from Sea Breeze Harbor 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.

Life's Simple Pleasures

Life's Simple Pleasures

Other Products: Water Color Cardstock, White Cardstock, Early Espresso ink, Foam Squares, Distress Oxide Ink – Vintage Photo, Archival Ink Watering Can

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

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6”. Score and fold 12 x 6” white cardstock at 6” on the long side to create top fold card base. Cut sand colored designer paper from the Sea Breeze Collection 5 7/8 x 5 7/8”. Using the 3.5 x 3.5” die from Cut Mat Create 2B, cut opening in card base and designer paper. Ink the edges of designer paper using Vintage Photo ink. Diecut clear cardstock using 3.75 x 3.75 die from Cut Mat Create 2A. Adhere the clear cardstock over the opening in the card base and then adhere the designer paper using dries clear adhesive. Cut designer paper with the lighthouse scene to 5 7/8 x 5 7/8” ink the edges with vintage Photo ink and adhere to the inside of the card.

Stamp the boat from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp set on water color cardstock using Archival Coffee ink. Color using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Cut using the coordinating die. Diecut three more times from white cardstock and adhere the layers together using dries clear adhesive. Sponge with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink. Stamp the birds from Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp set on water color cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink, color using Zig markers and cut using coordinating die. Lightly shape using Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Stamp the sea grass from A Day at Sea Cling Stamp set using Archival Olive and color using Archival Leaf Green. Lightly shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. 

Cut the sentiment from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection, ink the edges with Distress Vintage photo and adhere to the card front using dimensional squares.

Adhere the sea grass to the bottom right side of the opening using dries clear adhesive. Adhere the boat using dimensional squares. Adhere the birds as shown using dries clear adhesive. 

Tales of Oakberry lane

Tales of Oakberry lane

Other Products: Ranger Distress Ink -walnut stein, Ranger Distress Ink –peeled paint, Ranger Distress oxide –cracked pistachio-, Reanger Distress ink –milled lavender-, Ranger Distress Oxide –Wilted violet-

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

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

Instructions: Cut white card base and fold with dimensions of 7 1/4" x 5 1/4". Die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 7" x 5" from paper collection and glue. Next, die cut a rectangle using Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die HCD2-7189 with approximate dimensions of 6 3/4 " x 4 3/4" from white paper. Cut the largest element of the Eyelet Oval Die from the white paper and glue in the middle of the page. From paper Wild Aster Paper Collection, cut the matching element from paper collection. Glue on the middle base of the card with foam adhesive. 

To create flowers, stamp the Oakberry Lane Blossoms Cling Stamp Set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper a few times using Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio then ink shadow using Distress Ink Peeled Paint 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 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. Stamp the Leafy Accents leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Paint ink, die cut with the coordinating die and shade using this same ink. Shape leaves using 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold. To make other colors of flowers combine the colors Ranger Distress Ink Milled lavender and Ranger Distress Oxide wilted violet. Stamp the Wild Aster Spray on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with Distress Peeled Pain ink, die cut with the coordinating die, shade using this same ink and shape.

Cut the smallest frame from the Booklet Frames Die HCD1-7261 from paper Collection. Cut 3 matching white frames using Booklet Basics Die and stack all the white ones together with glue as shown. On top, add the 'Thinking of You Today' stamp.

Cover with glue and  sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Arrange the leaves and flowers on card and glue as shown.

Purr-fectly Regal Birthday

Purr-fectly Regal Birthday

Other Products: Gold Marker; Tea Bag; Honey stick; White cardstock; Die cutting machine; Ribbon; Bow it All V3; Dimensions 

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

Instructions:  Click here to view photos of the inside of this folio. Cut a piece of white cardstock 7 x 11”, score at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4”, this makes a ½ inch spine.  Cover the inside and out with a piece of the Purr-fect Posies paper, also cover the inside and outside spine with the matching paper.

Use the border dies and cut 2 for pockets on the left and right side of the inside. Die cut one of the Daydreams Bridges die and place on the right side of the inside. Place the 2 pockets you made on each side. Place a Tea Bag with a honey stick in one and Photo mats and tags in the other.

Cut 2 more pieces from the Purr-fect paper collection measuring 4 1/2 x 6 1/4” and 3 1/2 x 5 3/4”.  Ink the edges of both with the Gold marker.  Place dimensionals on the back of the largest one and adhere to the card front. Die cut 2 of the Adorn It Pocket dies out of White cardstock and adhere one on each side of the smaller panel you just cut, adhere to the card. Cut one of the card fronts from the paper collection down to 2 3/4 x 4”, add dimensional and adhere to card. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with the Manganese Blue ink cut out using the Ornamental Tags die and adhere to the top of the card as shown.

Stamp the flowers on the Deluxe Flower shaping paper with the Manganese Blue ink, color the centers with the buttercup ink, cut out using the coordinating die, place in the flower shaping mold. Stamp the leaves on the same paper with the Leaf Green ink and color in with the Vivid Chartreuse ink, cut out with the matching die and place in the mold, run through the die cutting machine. Arrange and adhere the leaves and flowers in the lower part of the card front and add a bow. To finish, add glitter to the leaves and flowers.

Lilac Leafy Frame

Lilac Leafy Frame

Other Products: White cardstock, pearls, Copics: YG61, G82, V12, V15, E50, E21, E33, E53, E35.

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

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

Instructions: Card size: 5 3/8 x 7 3/8”.  Cut white cardstock 7 3/8 x 10 3/4", score and fold in half. Cut a piece of decorative paper 5 x7”. Cut two 5” Leafy borders with insets, cut two 7” Leafy Borders with insets. Form the frame on top of the 5 x 7” decorative paper. Cut another piece of decorative paper to fit inside of frame then glue inside of frame. Glue frame to card front.   

Stamp Lilac branch and scroll using black, stamp the sentiment onto scroll using black, die cut and color. Stamp Lilac blossoms using Deep Purple and Majestic Violet. Stamp leaves using Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet, die cut and shape in mold. Glue green Prills to the centers. 

Glue scroll to paper inside the frame and glue branch to outside, going into the inside.  Glue Lilac blossoms to cover branch and a few around the scroll. Add more leaves to the top portion of the Lilac blossoms.

Add pearls to the corners of the frame. Glue glitter to all the flowers.

Buttoned Up Asters

Buttoned Up Asters

Other Products: ColorBox Ink (Storm Grey, Seaweed, Chocolate, Dyestress- Aster), Beads, Buttons, Cardstock- White, SCrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Petite, Dual Tip Glue Pen, Adhesive Dots Medium)

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

Instructions: Find and cut out the decorative card front with the green patterned corners. Mat this in purple patterned paper and adhere to a white cardstock card base. Cut a strip of green patterned paper to go up the middle of the card that is 1.5” wide. Find and fussy cut out the purple framed journal block and adhere to the middle of the card front using crafty foam tape. Cut a narrow strip of green patterned paper that is 1x4 and flag one end. Adhere in the middle of that block using 3D foam squares. Find and cut out the Have a Beautiful Day sentiment and add across the middle of the card using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the medium and 2 sets of the small Wild Aster flowers using grey ink (ColorBox- Storm Grey) onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Stamp and die cut 1 of the Wild Aster swirly spray and branch image using brown ink (ColorBox- Chocolate) onto white cardstock. Stamp and die cut 2 sets of leaves using brown ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Add color to the flowers using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Dyestress Aster). Add color to the leaves using ink and daubers (ColorBox- Seaweed). Shape the leaves and flowers. Assemble the flowers and add beads to the middle of each using a liquid adhesive.

Wild Asters for a Beautiful You

Wild Asters for a Beautiful You

Other Products: Dark green card, white card, hot glue gun

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

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

Instructions: Cover an 8 x 8 inch card blank with green paper from the Wild Aster Paper Collection. Cut out a green paper (covered in wild asters to match), to 7 x 7inches. Mat this onto a 7 1/4 inch piece of dark green card. Adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp lots of Wild Asters from the Wild Aster Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink, color in using the daubers and the Magenta Hue ink. Die cut with the co ordinating dies. Stamp with Olive ink three leaves from the stamp set. Color in with Leaf Green ink using the daubers and die cut with the coordinating die. 

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

Die cut the Starry Night Decorative Die in white card. Adhere with dries clear glue to the side of the Asters.

Adhere the leaves. Cut out a sentiment, adhere to the card.

Add glitter using dries clear glue. Add the prills to the flower centers using dries clear glue. 

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