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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Thinking of You Octagon

Good morning!
I actually used all the new Octagon dies (called the Elegant Centerpiece Dies), Elegant Heart Centerpiece, 
Simple Centerpiece and 
Simply Elegant Centerpiece on this first card.
One of my favorite color combos is aqua and lavender (or turquoise and purple, which ever way you choose to call it).

Find materials listed HERE

Card size:  6 X 6”.

Start with a 6 X 12” piece of white heavy weight cardstock, fold to 6 X 6” and place the Simple Centerpiece die so that the top cutting edge is just above the fold so it won’t cut the fold off (The die should fit just right).  Cut another Simple Centerpiece die from light turquoise then glue it to the front of card.  Cut 1 for the inside as well or a coordinating decorative paper for the inside. 

Next, cut the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece die from dark turquoise and glue it onto card.  Cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die from light turquoise then glue it on leaving center section loose to slide the sentiment octagon in.

Stamp the sentiment on light turquoise using black ink die cut it with the Simple Centerpiece 2” die then die cut the mat from medium turquoise using the 2 1/2" die plus the 2” die together (making a frame), leave the dies on and emboss the “crack” between the dies.  Now slide the sentiment under points of the loose Simply Elegant die cut, use tweezers to lift points if necessary. 

Stamp magnolias using Cactus Flower, sponge with a combo of Majestic Violet and Cactus Flower, die cut.  Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green and Cactus Flower, die cut then form flowers and leaves in the mold.  Stamp Sepal using the Lilac Blossoms on dark green with Fern Green ink, die cut and shape in the mold.  Shape further with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to make a tight cup.

Use 3 small magnolia blossoms to make buds, ink side out, using tools to make a rounded deep cup, use glue to keep the petals together then glue sepal under.  For full blossoms glue to of the same size together for each flower.  Insert yellow stamen.  These colors make a nice Triad. Glitter all flowers.

Stamp Magnolia branches using London Fog on white (this makes an almost no-line image after coloring).  Die cut then color with Copic makers.  Stamp the small butterfly on vellum 2 times using Cactus Flower, sponge the backs with yellow and Cactus Flower.  Glue them together in the center only.

Arrange flowers, leaves and buds with magnolia branches along the left, top and bottom of Octagons.  Glue the butterfly toward the top at right side.

Mix shimmer additive and lacquer together to brush onto leaves and sepals.  Glitter the card front.

My second card is an easel card using the new Simply Elegant
Centerpiece die



Find the materials listed HERE

Card size:  6 X 6”.

Start with white heavy weight cardstock 6 X 12, fold in half then place outer die of Simply Elegant Centerpiece set so that the top of die hangs over the fold by about 1/4".  Cut then score folded die cut in the center of the right side only (2 5/8” from center fold), fold down toward card center.  Cut another front piece from white and 2 from decorative blue paper with sunflowers at the corners.  Glue the white front onto the folded down half of the right side of base matching bottoms of base and card front.  Glue the decorative paper onto the front.  For the inside, cut about 1/4" off the top of decorative paper to avoid center score then glue it to the inside.

From light gold color cardstock cut the decorative dies (the inside uses the small outer die for the sentiment along with the large and the front uses the small decorative part along with the large), cut a small tag from Ornamental Tags.  Glue the large onto both the front and inside.  Glue the decorative small in the center of the front.

Stamp the sentiment using Rich Cocoa on tag and on solid small light gold piece.  Glue the light gold piece to the center of inside.  Glue a small bow to the top of the tag and set aside.

Stamp Rustic Sunflowers using Peanut Brittle, sponge with Sunflower, die cut.  Stamp Leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut then shape flowers and leaves in the Shaping Mold.  Glue 3 layers of flowers for each sunflower then fill centers with Redland Elements.  Cut some of the leaves apart to make a few small leaves for fill in’s.

Find the place where you want the card to stay open then glue a flower to the inside to hold it there.  Now finish arranging flowers and leaves for the inside and for the front of card (sample shows a sort of “S” design with the flowers when card is open. 

Glitter card front and flowers then brush a mix of shimmer additive (Amazon) and lacquer onto to leaves.

Thanks for visiting today!

Robin 

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Proverbs 18:21a
21 The tongue can bring death or life;




 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

You Are Thoughtful



Find the material list HERE

Card size:  4 3/4 X 6 3/4".

Start with a 7 X 11” piece of white cardstock folded to 5 1/2 X 7”, place the outer die of the Royal Elegance Frame Die on card so that the die hangs over the fold by about 1/4" then cut (see video).  Cut another front with the same die.  Using decorative paper cut 2 more panels with the outer die, 1 for the front and 1 for the inside.  Glue all panels onto card.

Using the outer die and the decorative die together, die cut a Gold Luxe border for the front of card (save the Gold Luxe decorative die cut for another card).  Glue the gold border to the front of card matching edges.

Use the decorative die alone to cut a green decorative paper die cut. Place foam under this layer to pop it up and adhere to card front.  Use the next die in (oval shaped decorative die) to die cut a Gold Luxe and a piece of decorative paper.  Glue these together off-setting slightly.  Use foam to pop it up on top of rectangle popped up layer.  Cut a Gold Luxe oval and a decorative paper oval and off-set them then glue onto decorative oval.

Stamp sentiment using black on decorative paper and die cut with the next oval smaller.  Cut the decorative frame for this oval out of Gold Luxe.  Pop the oval and frame up and adhere to the center.

Stamp Sunflowers with Peanut Brittle, sponge with Sunflower then die cut.  Stamp leaves with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf green, die cut then shape flowers and leaves in the mold (see video).

Glue 3 flowers together for each sunflower, fill with Redland Elements, glitter flowers.  Brush a mix of lacquer and shimmer together onto leaves.  Arrange leaves and flowers on the left side of card around oval.  Glitter the non-gold parts of the card front.


My next card is featuring the milk can on a shaped 3/4 front.
It has another half circle pocket inside with 
tags for personal messages.



Find the material list HERE

Card size:  4 1/2 X 6”.

Start with a 6 X 6 Shutter Fold card and cut off the right side.  Glue the 2 semi-circle halves together to form 1 semi-circle flap for the front of card.  Cut a 4 1/2 X 6” piece of decorative paper for the inside trimming to leave a slight white border.  Cut a decorative paper semi-circle to fit front flap.  Cut 2 medium tags using the Ornamental Tags from decorative paper tags.  Glue the inside piece and the front piece onto card.

From white cardstock die cut the Rounded Lattice Window frame 2 times (just 1 half of it or use both halves if desired, you need 2).  Cut 2 of the corners from the Swirly Accents Spray die.  Glue the front Lattice half to the card front but on the inside just glue the left side and about 2’ top and bottom of the semi-circle to make a pocket opening for the tags.  Glue the corners to the top and bottom right side of card inside. Tuck the 2 tags in the pocket and add ribbon to the top of tags.

Stamp can and sunflower bouquet using Tuxedo Black then color with Copic Markers and die cut.  Pop up the extra lid then glue flower bouquet as if coming out of the can.  Glue the can and flowers to the card front at the right edge of the flap.

Stamp Rustic Sunflowers using Peanut Brittle, sponge with Sunflower then die cut.  Stamp the leaves with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green then die cut.  Shape leaves and flowers in the Shaping Mold (see video).  Glue 3 of the same size together to make each Sunflower then fill centers with Redland Elements.  Glitter the flowers, brush a mix of lacquer and shimmer together onto leaves.  Glue 1 flower inside right bottom then glue the other 2 on the left side of front flap.

Glitter the card and tags.

Thanks for visiting!  Go be crafty!!

Robin


Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Get Well Wishes

 

Good morning to you!
Happy sunflowers, how else can they be described!
What brings a smile to your face more than bright yellow
and sunflowers!!
Pairing them with these great accessories makes it even better, the bucket in this first one and the rusty pail in the second.

Find the materials listed HERE

Card size:  4 3/4 X 6 3/4".

Start with 7 X 11 heavy white cardstock, fold to 5 1/2 X 7” then place the outer die of the Decorative Circle Frames so that the top of die overhangs the fold by about 1/4".  Cut the card then cut another full front and glue it to the folded card front.  Cut a gold color decorative paper with the same die, twice (1 for the inside 1 for the front).  Glue both pieces onto card. 

Using the outer die and next die in of the Decorative Circle Frames, cut both at the same time to create Gold Luxe frame for the front (use the inner part some other time).  Also using the decorative part of the Decorative Circle Frames cut an ivory and a dark gold color cardstock.

Using the Eyelet Circle and Basics Small and the Circle Basics Large cut a combination of ivory, Gold Luxe and gold color decorative paper for layers in the frame (end with decorative paper).

Glue the Gold Luxe Frame to the card front and glue the ivory color and dark gold color decorative die cuts together, Under the decorative die cuts use foam to pop-up then attach the decorative cuts to the card front.  Layer the circles together then glue them to the center.

Stamp the wooden pail and extra sunflower images and the sentiment using Black Tuxedo (the sentiment is stamped on decorative paper and other images on white).  Die cut the sentiment with small tag and die cut other images with coordinating dies, color and add foam to the back of pail and extra sunflowers.  Add a bow to the top of the tag.  Adhere these to the left side of layered circles.

Stamp Rustic Sunflowers using Peanut Brittle, sponge with Sunflower, die cut.  Stamp leaves with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut then shape flowers and leaves in the Shaping Mold.  Stamp ladybug with ladybug Red Memento then use a fine tip black pen to color in the black parts and over the legs.

Glue 3 layers of flowers the same size for each Sunflower then fill the centers with Redland Elements (it smells a bit like coffee which is fun).  Arrange flowers and leaves on the left side of the wooden pail, glitter flowers and card front avoiding Gold Luxe paper and brush the leaves with a mixture of lacquer and shimmer additive, lacquer ladybug as well.




Second card has a partial front with die cut edge shape and hidden 
sentiment circle inside revealed when opening.

Find all the materials HERE


Card size: 4 1/2 X 6”.
Start with a white card 6 X8, fold to 4 1/2 X 6. Place the inner circle of the Rounded Window Frame with the grid insert on the top about halfway down vertically and so that the right side reaches to the right side of the card. Make pencil marks at the halfway mark of the circle then place the top cutting plate to the pencil marks, cut (top of card only). Now use a cutter or kraft knife to make straight cuts vertically from the top of circle and again from circle to the bottom of card. Cut a separate vellum circle to cover back.


Cut decorative paper to fit front and inside, glue in place then cut 1 long eyelet tag from Tickets and Tags, trim each long side to about 1/4" wide. Glue 1 to the right side of the inside and the other 1 to the right side of the front. Cut 1 narrow Sweetheart Border then glue it to the left side of front.


Using black Memento ink stamp bucket and floral with 3 sunflowers, die cut then color. Stamp sentiment from Just For You Sentiments using Sunflower Archival, die cut with small Ornamental Tag. Stamp Rustic Sunflowers using Peanut Butter, sponge with Sunflower, die cut then mold using the shaping mold.


Glue 3 of the same size blossoms together for each flower then fill center with Redland Elements. Glue the bucket to the card front at about the center line then glue the Rustic Sunflowers over the image flowers. Add the small tag to the bouquet and glue a ribbon to the top of it.


Stamp the inside sentiment also from Just For You Sentiments on white using Sunflower Archival then die cut with the circle basics large. Glue it directly under the half circle top.


Glitter card and flowers.


Thanks for visiting today!

Robin

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

On Your Special Day

 Good morning!

Lots of pink this morning for you!!


The materials for this card can be found here
Card size:  5 X 6 3/4".

Start with a piece of heavy white cardstock 7 X 11, fold in half to make a 5 1/2 X 7 card.  Place the outer die of the Majestic Swirl Frames so that top of die is about 1/4" over the edge of the fold then cut.  Now cut 1 single layer of the outer die from white and glue it to the front of the folded base to make the front of card.

Out of white and from gold cardstock cut the following pieces.  1 decorative Majestic Swirl Frame, 2 Petite Pocket Accents wide and narrow. Cut 1 white sentiment circle and 1 matting gold circle (the size depends on the sentiment, this 1 is white 2”, gold 2 1/4"). 

Glue together white on top of gold the Petite Pocket sets and the Majestic Swirl set.  Glue the narrow Petite Pocket Accents onto the wide Pocket Accents.  Now glue the Majestic Frame onto the card front then glue sides and top of Pocket Accents (leave center open for sentiment).

Use embossing ink and gold powder to emboss the sentiment onto white circle then mat with gold (after heating of course). Now slide the circles under the decorative centers and glue in place.

Stamp using Mulberry, sponge with Magenta Hue and Coral the small Wild Rose (all 3 sizes in the small) then die cut and shape in the mold.  Stamp using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green the leaves from Leafy Accents, die cut and shape in the mold.  Glue 2 blossoms the same size together to make each flower.  Pierce the centers then insert gold Rock Candy Stamen.  Optional, use Nuvo Yellow Daffodil on 3 stamen in each flower.  Arrange flowers and leaves around the right side of card.

Glitter the flowers and brush on a mixture of shimmer additive and lacquer to the leaves.  Make a bow and glue it to the bottom under some blooms.


Now for a round easel and it is so easy to make with the 6 X 6 Round Bi-Fold cards.







Find all materials used HERE
Instructions:

 Card size:  6 X 6”.  Start with the 6 X 6 Rounded Bi-Fold card base.  Score the middle section in half parallel to the other fold lines for a straight easel base then fold downward.  Glue the right circle to the half of middle section that is folded down.  This creates the card base.

Cut 2 outer dies cuts of the Rounded Window Frames die from decorative paper.  Glue 1 to the front and 1 to the inside of card base.  Cut 2 of the next die in the Rounded Window Frames out of white.  Cut 1 of the next side down plus lattice center out of white.  Glue together 1 of each size white, centering, for the inside and then glue to the inside base.  Glue the other white Frame to the front.

Stamp church scene and extra church plus mom and daughter using Black Memento (if using alcohol markers).  Die cut then color.  Glue the scene to the front over white die cut.  Pop up the extra church and pop up the mom and daughter. 

Stamp the sentiment using Vibrant Fuchsia on vellum and trim to about 1/8” top and bottom of words.  Trim 2 pieces of gold about 1/8” wide and glue each to the sentiment panel, top and bottom then fish tail cut the ends.  Glue it at an angle to card front.

Stamp holly leaves using Library Green and sponge with Iced Spruce (this color matches the paper very well).  Stamp the poinsettia (6 small and 3 medium to make 3 flowers) using Vibrant Fuchsia then sponge with Magenta Hue.  Die cut all, then mold the poinsettia and holly leaves in the molds.  Glue 3 of each size poinsettia to form each flower.  Insert yellow pearl stamen.

Cut out a circle tag from decorative paper.  Cut out numbers to make 2021 from gold then glue them to the circle tag.  Tie a small bow from pink silk ribbon and glue it to the tag top.

Find the place you want the card to stay open at for display then glue the flowers, leaves and tag down to keep the card open to that spot. 

Finishing touches: add gold Prills to arrangement, add sparkly green pollen stamen to the arrangement, add 1/8” and 1/16” circles (using hole punches) as ornaments to the tree with the star, glitter pen the star.  Add Dries white and glitter to snow on roofs and trees.  Add lacquer mixed with shimmer to holly leaves and add Rajni’s Crystal Clear to the flowers.  Add more glitter to the card base as desired.

Thank you for visiting!

Robin 


Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep [a]of His hand.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Nativity Bible Story

Good morning!
Welcome to another beautiful day!


The link for all Materials is HERE

 Card size: 4 3/4 X 7 1/2". 

Start by making a shaped card with the largest Booklet Basics Die, placing the die hanging over the fold about 1/2". Die cut then score the top of created base at 1 7/8”, fold down toward inside. The card base when opened should have a score at 3 3/4" and 5 3/4".

Cut 2 more largest Booklet Basics from white and 1 from gold colored decorative paper.  Also cut the largest Booklet Frames die from Luxe Gold twice.  Glue the gold color decorative paper to 1 white Booklet Basic then glue them to the Luxe Gold Booklet Frame, (for strength, glue the other white Booklet Basic to the back of the gold Frame) then glue that stack to the card base front, bottom half only, matching bottom edges.

Sponge Scattered Straw around the edges of the card inside.  With the other Luxe Gold Booklet Frame, glue it under the card bottom.  Close the card flat while gluing to make sure bottom frame and top frame line up when closed.

Cut 4 smaller Booklet Basics from white and 1 from foam.  Stamp 3 wisemen and shooting star on 1 of the booklets and stamp Nativity, star and Oh Holy Night on another 1 using VersaMagic then embossing with Gold Embossing Powder.  Sponge Scattered Straw for grounding on both panels and stencil stars with the same color. Now glue another booklet to the gold paper(top), follow with foam sheet Booklet then another white booklet. Sponge edges with Scattered Straw.   Score the booklet pieces, with the images embossed, in the center vertically to look like pages then glue the center only of the wisemen panel on the front, over foam stack, and the Nativity panel glued down flat inside card.

Stamp and gold emboss 8 small poinsettias from Festive Poinsettia Large, stamp and emboss 3 medium poinsettias from Festive Poinsettia Small with 3 sets of leaves, stamp and emboss 6 medium poinsettias from the Christmas Poinsettia with 2 sets of holly leaves, stamp and emboss 1 Holly Berry Spray and 2 sets of leaves from the Holly Berry Spray set using VersaMagic or clear embossing ink and Gold Embossing Powder on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Die cut and use the shaping molds for all flowers and holly leaves.  Glue 3 of each size for the 2 small Festive Poinsettia, 3 together for the Christmas Poinsettia and for the largest flower glue 3 of 1 size then 2 more of a smaller size. Glue 2 sets of stamen together for each flower of the Festive Poinsettia then glue to the centers of those flowers.  For the Christmas Poinsettia glue 3 gold pearls in each center.

Die cut 1 Luxe Gold and 2 white Starry Night die cuts.  Glue the white together and trim off the outer edge leaving only stars on the outside of die cut then do the same with the gold and glue that behind the white ones off-set.  Trim ends as needed to fit under the left side of the booklet page on the card front then glue it inside between top page (it should still be loose) and the one under.  Add white pearls to each star.

Glue the Holly Spray onto left side of card front then glue the 3 Festive Poinsettia along the left edge, add leaves where desired.  Figure out where you want the easel to stay open then glue the Christmas Poinsettia down to the inside of card where they will act like a “stop” for the front.  Add leaves and gold pearls to finish arrangement.





The Link for materials is HERE

Card size: 5 7/8 X 7”

Fold 7 1/2" X 11” white cardstock in half to make a 5 1/2 X 7 1/2” card.  Place the outer die of the Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die over the left fold edge just enough so that the die does NOT cut the fold at the straight part of die.  Also cut Decorative paper in the gold color with the same die twice then glue one to the card base front and the other piece on the inside (you may need to trim about a 1/16” off the left side for the inside piece to make it fit right).

Use a piece of gold decorative paper with red and green Poinsettia designs on it to cut the decorative dies of the Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die (use all parts of the die set taped together to get these 2 pieces). Glue the outer decorative die cut to the card front then pop up the inner decorative part with pop up strips (Darice).

Stamp all sizes of the poinsettia from Festive Poinsettia Large and Small sets using Vermillion Ink then sponge with Carnation Red Ink and Scattered Straw for the Stamen. Stamp all the leaves from both sets and the Holly Berry Sprays using Fern Green then sponge with Leaf Green.  Die cut all the flowers and leaves.  Sponge the flowers again on the backs and the edges with Vermillion.  Place flowers and leaves in the Shaping Molds, Large and Small, to beautifully shape the flowers, stamen and leaves.   Shape the Sprays from the back using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Glue 2 of each size poinsettia together to make flowers.  Glue 2 or 3 stamen together for each flower, glue them in the centers then pierce centers of flowers and insert the yellow pearl stamen.  Glitter all the flowers.

Arrange sprays, leaves and flowers and glue to the left bottom of card front then insert a few gold Rose Hip Stamen to complete the arrangement.  Stamp the sentiment in Vermillion onto a decorative paper tag, die cut and tuck into arrangement

Mix shimmer and lacquer together and paint it on all the greenery.  Glitter the card base. Add a multi-loop bow to the right bottom. (the ribbon used here is seam binding dyed with Scattered Straw refill and a tiny bit of water, only enough to wet the seam binding, placed in a zip lock bag, do not rinse but dry [outside in case of dripping]) then create a bow.  The color matches perfectly..



For all the materials click HERE
Instructions

 Card size: 4 3/4 X 6 3/4".

Make a shaped card by placing the outer die of the Decorative Circle Frames Die over a 7 X 10 piece of white cardstock folded in half.  The die will hang over the top fold about 1/4". Now cut another card front with the same die from white cardstock and from gold decorative paper, glue them together then glue them to the card front.

Now use the outer die and the next die in to create a red decorative paper frame.  Glue it onto card front matching edges.  Use the same die without the outer die to cut the decorative front of card from red paper with décor on it, optional, cut a green layer with the same die. If you cut one from green and from red decorative paper then glue them together off-set with green on the bottom, it doesn’t show enough so I would skip the green.  Glue the decorative die cut to the card front inside the red frame.

Cut a red decorative paper Eyelet circle from the Decorative Circle Frames Die, a gold decorative circle from Circle Basics Large and a sentiment from the decorative paper with Eyelet Circle and Basics Small, just large enough to fit the words.  For popping some of these layers up, cut circles large and small from a foam sheet like Fun Foam, the red eyelet circle is popped up as well as the sentiment circle.

Stamp 6 small poinsettia from the Festive Poinsettia Large using Vermillion Ink, stamp 2 of each size poinsettia from the Festive Poinsettia Small using Vermillion Ink, sponge fronts and backs of the poinsettias with Carnation Red, if you get some red on the stamen it’s ok.   Stamp the Stamen using Cantaloupe Memento, sponge with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  Stamp the leaves from Festive Poinsettia Small and from the Holly Berry Sprays using Fern Green then sponging fronts and backs with Leaf Green.  Once all these are die cut go back again and sponge the edges.  Shape in the Shaping Molds and with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Glue 2 of each flower size together to form 5 flowers.  Glue 2 to 3 stamen together for each flower then glue them to the flower centers.

Add gold/yellow pearls to the outer frame of card and to the red eyelet circle, add red pearls to the gold paper circle.  Now arrange flowers and leaves around the circle sentiment and glue.

Glitter all flowers and card base.  Mix lacquer with shimmer and paint on all the greenery.

Thanks for visiting today!

Robin




 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Christmas Cabin



Good morning and welcome to another day
of Festive Poinsettias!
Hope this will be some good inspiration for
future Christmas cards for y'all!


To get all the materials and product for this project click here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/countryside-poinsettia-and-snowman
Card size: 4 3/4 X 6 3/4".

Cut the shaped base by placing outer die of the Royal Elegance Frames die hanging over the top fold of a 5 X 7” folded white cardstock (7 X 10” folded), die hangs over fold about 3/8”.  Cut another card front from white and from decorative paper red. Cut the next 2 dies in the set from the Sweet Magnolia light raspberry colored decorative paper.  Cut 2 ovals from Fun Foam then use 1 of them under the decorative oval die cut.  Cut the inner oval (2 3/8” wide) from decorative paper with the winter cottage on it.  Glue the other foam oval under the winter scene and then glue all layers to the card front from large to small.

Stamp the Snowman using black Memento Ink, die cut then color with Copic Markers.  Pop snowman up over scene at the right side of oval.  Stamp Merry Christmas Using Carnation Red on vellum, trim it then fishtail the ends and glue it to the top of winter oval (use glue in places where it won’t show like under stamped area).

Stamp the poinsettia (4 small and 2 medium) using Vermillion ink then sponge with Carnation Red.  Stamp the leaves from the small Festive Poinsettias using Library Green, sponge with Fern Green and Leaf Green, die cut.  Shape flowers and leaves in the Shaping Molds.  For each flower glue 2 of each size together.  Glue the stamen in the centers in sets of 2.

Arrange the flowers and the leaves around left side of winter scene. Glitter all the flowers and card.  Glitter snow areas on winter scene and on snowman.

Mix lacquer and Shimmer together and paint it on the leaves.



Card size:  6 1/2 X 7 1/2" (overall with décor hanging over edges).

Start with top fold white card stock measuring 4 X 5” (folded), Place the Urn die over the folded top so that top edge cutting line is just above the fold (see video). Stamp and die cut another urn from decorative gold paper, color shadows then glue it to the folded urn card base. Sponge inside of card base with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Die cut the Starry Night decorative die from white 2 times, then glue them together (for strength).  Glue the bottom of the die cut to the top of the urn in front so that card can be fully opened.  Sponge top of Starry Night die cut with Scattered Straw Ink.

Stamp several poinsettia blossoms in 4 sizes using Vermillion Ink then sponge with Carnation Red Ink, also highlight with some Scattered Straw ink.  Stamp the Stamen in red and Scattered Straw in all the sizes, sponge with Scattered Straw, these will make their own little “different” flowers.  Stamp the leaves and sprays with Library Green, sponge with Fern Green and Leaf Green.  Die cut then place in the Shaping Mold (see video) to shape flowers and leaves.  Shape the sprays from the back with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

For the poinsettia, glue 2 to 4 layers together to make flowers and insert yellow pearl stamen.  For the “different” flowers, glue 2 to 3 layers together either mixed red and scattered Straw or just 1 or the other to form little rounded petal flowers.  Insert red pearl stamen in each center.

Place some waxed paper or plastic under the starry night die (because of the large openings) while gluing flowers, leaves and sprays on to make a bouquet in the urn.  Start with the sprays in front and around edges of urn and Starry Night die cut, then add poinsettia, leaves and small gold flowers.  Insert Rose Hip Stamen in gold and red colors to add to the overall look of the bouquet. 

Cut pieces of gauze and spread them/fray them then tuck them into the bouquet here and there.  Glitter all the flowers.

Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using Vermillion ink then die cut with the small tag in Ticket and Tags Die.  Sponge the edges with Scattered Straw.  Stamp the cardinal using Tuxedo Black Memento then color and die cut.  Cut off other bird and greenery then glue it onto the spray at top right side of bouquet.

Make a multi-loop bow from red ribbon (dyed seam binding used in this sample [using a refill ink bottle and a tiny bit of water in a zip-lock bag with the seam binding], purposely left crinkled).  Glue it under some foliage but on top of the tag on the left side (to balance with bird on the top right).

Mix tiny bit of Shimmer additive with lacquer then paint it onto the greenery.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin
 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Merry Christmas Gate


Good morning!
Now for the Festive Poinsettia cards, Yay!!
At last!!




For a full supply list with links please click here
Instructions:

Card size: 4 5/8” X 6 1/8”.

Make a shaped card (see video) by hanging the outer die of the Royal Gateway Die off the top fold by about 3/4".  The card base will be missing the top so cut another card front with the outer die from white and glue it to the card base matching bottom and side edges.

Cut a Gold Luxe decorative gate and at lease 1 layer of white cardstock or white chipboard to stack under the gold to give the gate a little dimension.  Glue the stack together then glue it to the card front.

Use the Small Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set, stamp using Embossing Ink (VersaMark) 2 large and 3 small poinsettias then embossing using gold powder.  Stamp the leaf in this set and the Holly Berry Spray using VersaMark 2 times then emboss with gold powder as well. Die cut all the flowers and leaves.

Use the Zig Clean Markers to color the poinsettia and the leaves then place in the mold upside down.  Run the mold through your die cutting machine

For the larger flower, glue 2 of the same size poinsettia together then glue one of the size down making the flower 3 layers.  Glue 3 sets of stamen together and glue the stamen to the center.  Repeat for the smaller flower gluing just 2 layers together.

Arrange flowers and leaves/sprays on the golden gate then use a glue gun or heavy weight glue to fasten then to the card.  Add Gold glitter dots to the leaves and stamen.

Stamp Merry Christmas using VersaMark onto vellum then emboss with gold powder.  Trim as narrow as possible then glue a strip of gold (about 1/8” wide) to each side.  Fishtail both ends and glue it to the card

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Details about supplies and the links click THIS
Instructions:

Card size: 5 X 7”.

Make a Gateway arch card placing the outer die of the Teardrop Lattice Gateway die over the left fold of a 5 X 7” folded card (just enough so the left edge does not touch fold) (see video).

Cut the inner die of the Regal Lattice Gateway Die with its frame and the largest Eyelet Frame Gateway Die from red patterned decorative paper (there should be 3 dies taped together).  Cut a piece of Fun Foam the size of the outer eyelet arch and pop it up on the card front. Glue the inner lattice portion down flat on card in the center.  Make a white eyelet frame for the arched window with an Eyelet Frame Die just bigger than the Lattice piece and use the same die that cut out the lattice piece edge with the Eyelet Frame Die.  Glue the white frame onto the arched window.

Stamp the large poinsettia 2 times using Vermillion, sponge it with Carnation Red, die cut.  Stamp the leaves and the Holly Berry Sprays using Library Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut.  Place flowers and leaves in the mold and run through the die cutting machine.  Shape the Holly Berry Sprays from the back with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Glue the poinsettia blooms together and glue the stamen together.  Glue the stamen to the center of flower then pierce the center to insert medium yellow pearl stamen.

Make 2 large loop bows with white cord and glue to the top and bottom of poinsettia so that they hang out an inch or more beyond petals.

Arrange flower, leaves and sprays on the left side of window opening and glue.  Stamp the sentiment using Vermillion on white cardstock and die cut with a tag from Album Tags and Accents,    Tuck the tag under the poinsettia then insert red Rose Hip Stamen into the arrangement and glitter the flower, stamen and card.

Mix Lacquer and shimmer together then paint onto leaves for a glossy shimmer
Thanks for coming to visit today!

Robin

II Corinthians 10:17-18

As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.” When people commend themselves, it doesn’t count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them. 



Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Christmas Eve Service

Good morning!


Materials list: HERE
Instructions:

Card size:  4 3/4 X 6 3/4".  Start with 7 X 10” white cardstock, fold to 5 X 7 then die cut (over-hanging top of die over top fold by 1/4") with the Majestic Swirl Frames outer die.  Cut 1 more full white cardstock layer to make a complete card front.  Glue the card front onto base lining up sides and bottom.

Cut plaid decorative paper with the outer die again and then cut white cardstock using the outer die and the next die in to create the white border for card front.  Glue the plaid onto card then the white border.  Cut the 4 X 6” Snowflake die (from Holiday Snowflake Frames) and the next die in from white cardstock to create the snowflake frame/border then glitter with Ultrafine.  Cut the inside part again from light green decorative paper and also from foam sheet.  Glue the frame and green to the foam sheet then glue it to the card front centering.  Cut the smaller 2 1/2 X 4” snowflake frame from foam sheet and from white, glue together then glue to card center.

Stamp using black Memento, the Holiday Village scene 2 times, the extra trees and the mom and daughter onto white cardstock (I use Neenah Bright White 80 pound for coloring with alcohol markers), die cut all, die cutting just the church on 1 of the scenes, then color the full scene minus the church, the church, the ladies and the trees.  Glue the full scene onto white snowflake frame center then pop up the extra church onto uncolored church, double pop the trees at right and also the ladies at right as if heading to church.  Use Dries White and Ultrafine Crystal glitter for snow on trees and roofs.  Use Adhesive and glitter on ground snow.  Use the Glitter Pens, green and red for plaid on skirt, the clear on star and church clock.

Stamp Poinsettia using silver, die cut then shape in the mold.  Paint tips and high spots with some silver metallic paint, glue 3-4 layers together to make flowers and add silver Prills to the centers.  Glitter the flowers with Rajni’s Crystal Clear.  Stamp Holly leaves using black, sponge with green, die cut then shape in the mold.  Paint the leaves with a mix of Lacquer and Shimmer Additive. Glue the Holly and Poinsettias to the bottom left corner of the snowflake die cut.

Choose a sentiment from decorative paper and add it to the inside of card.



My next card is a Bendi Fold card.  I was able to use lots of the new collection on this one card!



Find the material list here: HERE
Instructions:

Card size:  5 1/2 X 6 3/4".  Start with one 4 1/4 X 5 1/2", one 3 X 5 1/2" and one 3 1/2 X 5 1/2" white cardstock pieces.   The 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" piece is the back.  Cut a curved Starry Night Border from white and glue it to the top of the back piece, set aside.  For the flap pieces, left and right, score 1/2" on 1 side of each.  On the other side of each, draw a light pencil line 1/4" from the edge.  Make a 1/4" “tab” by cutting to the pencil line on each.  Make a pencil line on the back 4” from the left edge at the point where the left flap tab will enter then cut the line with a craft knife.  Make a line on the left flap (3 1/2” X 5 1/2” piece) 2” from the right side, (1/2” scored side) where the right flap tab will enter then cut with a craft knife.   Glue the 1/2” scored edges of right and left flaps to the back of card.  Cut 2 straight Starry Night Borders from white and glue them to both flaps at the top of each. This is the basic base.

Cut decorative blue paper for the top part of both flaps front and back (to help reduce layers, only add enough blue for the sky) and for the back.  Make a snowy ground for front and back of each flap and glue one side at a time as you will need to re-cut the slits for the left side and for the back.  When all pieces have been glued down, make sure you can still insert tabs of left flap and right flap, if you have a hard time, cut the slit so that it is a wider slit.

Stamp, using black Memento on white cardstock, church scene, 4-5 tree sets, mom and daughter, front truck scene plus extra deer, truck back scene plus extra truck and snowman (these are all from the Home For The Holidays Collection, Also stamp Countryside Winter’scapes deer, snowman and large tree.  Die cut all and color using Alcohol Inks (Copic used here).  If you are water coloring your pieces then make sure you use Archival or Versafine Claire Inks as they are water resistant. 

Start with the inside:  Glue the truck front scene to left flap, add the small extra snowman to the scene.  Use Dries White and Ultrafine Glitter to make snow coming down from the sky (recut slit).  Glue the church scene including 1 extra tree and mom with daughter to the card back (avoid slit).  Glue 2 sets of extra trees and extra (small) deer to the right flap.  Make snow coming down on all sides as you complete them.  When dry, turn card over and finish decorating the outside of left and right flap.  Right flap has the back of truck scene with the extra truck popped up. The left flap has deer, snowman, 2 sets of trees and the large tree.  Deer and snowman is popped up (avoid slit).

To finish this card, cut out enough letters and numbers from both black and silver to make “Merry Christmas! 2021” glue them together then glue them to the curved Starry Night die cut.

Add glitter where desired for sparkly snow.


Time for more, here is one more for you.


Find the materials list HERE
Instructions:

 Card size:  5 X 7”.  Start with 7 1/4 X 10” white cardstock, fold to 5 X 7 1/4" then place outer Holiday Snowflake Frame die on card hanging over fold by about 1/2" then cut.  Cut another white Holiday Snowflake Frame outer die from white and from silver cardstock.  Glue the silver under card slightly off-set and glue the white on top of card matching bottom and sides. Sponge the front around all the edges with Jade Brilliance.  Cut the 4 X 6” Snowflake Frame from white and silver (make the white 1 a frame/border only by using the next die in as well when cutting).    Cut the center portion of 4 X 6” snowflake frame from blue decorative paper and from white.  Cut the white one to look like a hill behind the barn then glue it to the blue matching bottoms and sides.  Cut the center from a piece of foam sheet and glue it under the stack, glue white frame off-set (so silver shows) to top of stack then glue to card center.

Stamp the Home for The Holidays front of truck scene 2 times using black Memento.  On 1 of the scenes, die cut deer and truck only.  Color and pop truck on top also pop-up deer bodies gluing feet down to snowy ground.  Glue the scene to the white and blue die cuts in the center.

Glitter the trees using Dries White Adhesive.  Add glitter to other snowy ground using Adhesive or use Stickles to just edges of ground.  Use the glitter pens on the Christmas lights.  Use the white gel pen for the deer spots and barn trim.

Thank you for coming to visit today!

Have a crafty afternoon!!

Robin

If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Isn't it good to know that no matter what happens in this crazy world today that we can belong to God, nothing anyone ever does to you will change that.

Do you know the one who loved you so much He gave His life for you?

Jesus said to seek and you shall find, knock and it will be opened to you.  He also says that He is The Way, The Truth and The Life, no man comes to the Father but by Him.  He isn't just a miracle worker or a prophet, He is the Son of God.

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