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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

HC Gatefold peace On Earth-Candlelit Christmas Debut

Good morning!

The snow is gently falling, the decorating has been done, and the soft glow from the candles in the window invite you to just sit, relax and enjoy the peaceful side of the holiday season! Flickering candlelight is always a cozy welcome addition to any Christmas festivities, and is a lovely way to create a warm and welcoming ambiance, allowing for a stillness that leads to reflections of the season! Steeped in traditions for centuries, illuminated candles have been associated with the yuletide season in various ways…from being placed in the window offering a warm welcome to travelers from afar, to representing the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus Christ, to setting the ambiance to a family Christmas dinner! Whether you enjoy the brilliance of candlelit lanterns, grand candelabras or a glowing votive, there is no denying the beautiful luminescence candles bring to the advent season! Join us as we leave behind the hustle and bustle and take time to reflect on the calmer side of the holiday season with the new Candlelit Christmas Collection! Become enraptured in a glimmering paper collection hued in brilliant blues, garland greens and holly berry reds, ensconced in illustrations of glowing candlelit lanterns, pretty centerpieces, and gladdening poinsettias, all dipped in elegant snowflake patterns, breathtaking brocades and festive floral clusters! A brilliant assembling of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, offer radiant illustrations of festive lanterns, stunning ornamental centerpieces and beautifully scripted sentiments, perfect for embellishing all of your Christmas themed paper crafting creations. Stamp, die cut and shape an assortment of traditional flowering poinsettias, along with decorative holly accents quickly and easily with the coordinating cling stamp set, dies and dimensional shaping mold, allowing you to assemble realistic holiday poinsettias ideal for accenting handmade holiday greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, and heirloom albums!  So, join us as we light our favorite candles, take in the beauty of the holiday season, and enjoy the shimmer and incandescence of the Candlelit Christmas collection.





HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Snow Pen, Ivory cardstock , Sky Blue Brilliance Ink, Gold cardstock, Copic Markers: R21, R24, R29, C01,C3, C5, B21, B32, B24, E21, E50, E51, E53, E33, E35, G14, YG63, Y11, Y15, Y35, Y38, white cardstock.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 12 X 6”. Cut Ivory cardstock in 3 pieces, one 6 X 6”, two 6 X 3 1/2".  Score the two 3 1/2" pieces at 1/2" on one side each.  Glue the 1/2" tab to the 6” piece, one on each side then fold tightly with a bone folder.  Cut decorative paper for the 6” center and both sides (front and back) then glue each to the card base.  Cut 2 Starry Night decorative dies from Ivory, one for each side on the outside, curves facing center.  Cut a full Starry Night die by matching center lines from Ivory and glue to the center inside.

Stamp Poinsettias, cardinals, deer, lantern, hanging ornament decoration, and pine bough using black on white cardstock.  Color critters, lantern and ornaments with Copic markers.  Spray the poinsettias with red and yellow inks or liquid watercolor (Dylusions spray inks used for this sample).  Die cut and form flowers then add gold Prills.  Stamp trees using Fern Green and then use a Snow Pen on them and the pine boughs, heat to puff.

Cut 2 small ovals out of ivory for the inside of two sides (big enough to hold lantern and ornaments).  Cut the large ornament from gold and the inside from white.  Sponge blue at the top of ornament then glue to gold outer ornament.  Add trees and more Snow Pen in foreground then add deer popping up the tops of the deer gluing the hooves.  Glue pine boughs and cardinal at the top of the ornament.  Glue the Poinsettias at the top of center both sides of the ornament.  Add glitter to the card inside and out.
Make a belly band with a 12 X 1 1/2" piece of decorative paper.  Glue a decorative border strip of poinsettias down the center (the ends will not meet but will be covered by the Lacy Diamond).  Cut the Lacy Diamond from Ivory including the center part.  Cut a Diamond Basics to fit from red decorative paper.  Glue pieces together then attach belly band strip (ends will be under Diamond).  Add two Poinsettias, one at each side of the Lacy Diamond and the “Peace on Earth band, curved, on top of the Lacy Diamond.  Glitter Poinsettias and Belly Band then slide onto card to complete.
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

Psalms 139:13-16
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You [f]covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for [g]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

15 My [h]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

HC Camper Easel

Good morning!
Today is the last of my camper cards for now as next week
we have a NEW collection to debut!!
This card is a shaped easel card!
I partially stood up the ice bucket full of drinks and the firepit as well to give this scene a great REAL campsite
vibe!  Just think of all the fun you can have!


HC PRODUCTS USED       

Other Products:
White cardstock, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, BG11, BG32, C1, C2, C3, C5, R21, R22, RV10, RV02, YG03, YG23, E50, E21,
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 4 X 5 1/2".  Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2 X 8 1/4" then fold in half.  Place trailer die over folded card with top edge hanging over so that it does not cut through top, leaving a “hinge” for opening card. Fold front of card in half again to form the easel.   Stamp, color and cut another Trailer card front then glue to bottom half of card front only.  Stamp, color and cut extra door for camper and pop up.  Pop up an extra hub cap.  Cut sentiment from decorative paper with oval and pop up over larger oval then place inside of card to act as a stop for the easel.
Stamp, color and die cut potted plants, firepit and ice bucket with drinks. Pop up top of firepit and ice bucket to make them look up-right when open.  To make the trailer sit straighter when open, glue the potted plants to left side to balance.  The wheel will tuck behind inside sentiment when open to keep it open for viewing.
Glitter trailer inside and out.



My next card is done with the Frame A Card die set used with and without the decorative inset to make this double framed Lilac card.



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Other Products:
White cardstock, pearls, ribbon, Foam sheet, foam tape, Copic Markers: V01, V12, V15, RV10, RV02, Y31, YG61, YG82, B00, B01, B02, E53, E33

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 5 1/2 X 7 1/2" Cut white cardstock 11 X 7 1/2", fold in half.  Cut a piece of lilac paper 5 1/4 X 7 1/4" then glue it to the card base.   On a grid surface, from white, cut 2 long frame pieces (A: 6”) (without the insert) and 2 shorter pieces (B:5”) to form the 5 X 7” frame then place foam on the back and set aside.  Cut 2 short (B) with insert, and 2 shorter pieces (C:4”) to form the inside frame.  Glue the decorative frame onto lilac paper, centering then pop up the plain frame over it.  Add a line of pearls to each corner.  Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit in the center “window” and glue it down.
Using black, stamp two birds (Songs of Spring), the Lilac umbrella and a lilac spray, die cut and color with Copics or favorite coloring method.  Stamp small Peonies using Tea Rose, Stamp lilac blossoms using Majestic Violet, Deep Purple and Magenta Hue, sponge with same colors then die cut and form in the shaping mold (see video). Add Light green Prills to the centers of the lilac and yellow stamen to the peony.  Cut out a small tag from the decorative paper.
Glue the umbrella to the bottom right side then glue lilac blossoms onto some of the lilacs in the image.  Glue the tag on to the umbrella handle then tie a small bow (peony color) and glue it to the tag hole.  Glue the spray to the top left then add lilac blossoms and peony to it.

For the birds- Use the shaping tools and mat to give the bodies a little roundness then pop up onto the image on the paper in the center of card.  Add some lilac blossoms with the birds.  Glitter all the flowers. 

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

Jeremiah 17:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And [a]desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the [b]mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.
Funny, I was just thinking of this verse the other day and thinking of a situation where even the most devout person could fall, we can not know our own hearts...if we think we do then we are already ready for a fall.  


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

HC On The Road Again

Good morning!

The young at heart vehicles go perfectly with the new trailers.
Isn't this truck so cute.

HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
White cardstock, Pink cardstock, 3M foam tape, Copic Markers:  Y11, Y15, BG11, BG32, C1, C2, C3, C5, R21, R22, RV10, RV02, YG03, YG23, E50, E21,

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE
Instructions:
Card size: 7 3/16 X 5 3/16”. Cut base 7 3/16 X 10 3/8” and fold in half for base.  Cut a piece of decorative paper (aqua/teal stripe) 5 X 7 and glue to the base.  Cut another white panel 4 11/16 X 6 11/16 to use under a pink Intricate Swirl Frame (outside frame only).  Cut the center out of the white to make frame then glue together.  Cut Elegant Pocket Accents corners from pink and then outside only from white and glue together.  Cut Eyelet Diamond from white and cut Basic Diamond sized to match out of pink then glue together.  Pop up the frame on center of card base then insert the corners flat.  Pop up the Diamonds to match frame height.  Die cut decorative paper sentiment with Circle and ink edges with Brilliance then mat with larger white circle, pop up top center over Diamonds.

Stamp using black: truck, trailer, fence X 3, flower garland X2, banner X 2.  Color and die cut then pop truck and trailer onto card below sentiment circle.  Cut garland to fit fence pieces and glue fence pieces with garland onto card leaving an opening in the fence.  Glue banners to the top of card, cut to fit.  Randomly glitter card front and glitter all the flowers.

 This second card is for the guy in your life.

HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
White cardstock, enamel dots

Instructions:
Card size: 4 3/4 X 6”.  Cut orange decorative paper 4 3/4 X 6” and glue it to the card base. Cut a turquoise panel 4 5/8 X 5 7/8” and  map decorative paper 4 1/2 X 5 ¾ glue each to the card base.  Cut arrows 1 white, 1 turquoise the same size, one smaller orange and smaller white again.  Stamp sentiment onto smaller white arrow using Forget Me Not.  Glue the arrows together off setting 2 arrows the same size.  Stamp bottom sentiment on white using Forget Me Not and die cut with banner die then sponge edges with orange.  Glue the arrows at the top part of the card about 3/8” from the top and the banner sentiment at the bottom about 3/8” from the bottom.

Stamp the truck from Simply Classic using black Memento Color with Copic Markers.  Stamp Florals with Forget Me Not and Tiger Lily, sponge and die cut.  Stamp leaves with Fern Green and sponge with Chartreuse.  Form flowers and add Prills to the center.   Glue flowers and leaves to the back of the truck. Then pop the truck up on the card just above banner.  Add enamel glitter dots to the top left side of the card.  Because this is a manly card, the only thing that is glittered is a little on the flowers. 

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

2 Thessalonians 3:3 New King James Version (NKJV)



But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

HC Z-Fold Pop-Up Camper

Good morning!
Today I have a "Z Box Pop Up" for you.

The box is in the center where, in this card, we have a lovely flower garden.

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Other Products:
White cardstock, yellow alcohol ink, 3M foam tape, Copic Markers:  Y11, Y15, BG11, BG32, C1, C2, C3, C5, R21, R22, RV10, RV02, YG03, YG23, E50, E21, B00, B01, B02

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

Instructions:
Card size: Closed-5 1/2 X 4 1/2"; open-4 1/2 X 11”.  Fold 4 1/4 X 11” cardstock in half then fold left side in half again to form the Z.  Cut a piece white 5/8 X 11, fold in half then fold right side in half again to make the pop-up part of card, along with 3 1/4 piece of white 1/4 X 3 1/4”. Score the 3” pieces on both ends at 1/4".  Cut top edge od card base with the plain edge die of the Fleur Border Basics then cut a piece of decorative paper to fit, cutting top edge to match.  Cut white eyelet borders (two) and glue to the top.

Stamp, color and die cut: firepit, ice bucket of drinks, table set, trailer, potted plants, cat & dog, sign, and scooter then glue all these pieces (except scooter) to the inside of card, add some flowers to the trailer. Place sign and dog at the fence opening, the cat on the table.
Stamp and die cut 6 fence pieces and glue to the 5/8 X 11 piece (after coloring piece green for grass).  Stamp 6 Hollyhock flowers, color, die cut and glue, staggering flowers, to the three 3 1/4"pieces avoiding the score lines at the ends.  Stamp, color, and die cut flower garland, enough to cover fences.  Glue fence/grass Z fold strip to card by gluing the 5 1/2"part of strip to the 2 3/4" side of card then glue the 2 3/4"part of strip to the 5 1/2" side of card.  This will form a box in the corner of open card.  Glue the three 1/4" plus flower pieces to the inside of the box (it will all fold down when closed).  Pop the scooter up on left side outside the fence.

Stamp, sponge and die cut the Posies blossoms and insert stamen (after adding yellow with alcohol ink).  Add the flower to top right and left side of card filling in with some leaves from the garlands.  Glitter all the flowers and randomly around the card here and there.

My second card is a pocket tag card and the flowers
on this one are Peony.
I did the crinkled petals on these peony blossoms.
HC PRODUCTS USED      


Other Products:
Wine cardstock, white cardstock, ribbon,

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
Instructions:
Card size: 5 X 7”.  Cut 2 of the narrow Petite Pocket Accents dies and 1 of the wider out of wine color cardstock.  Cut a large tag out of wine and inner tag out of decorative paper. Also cut the oval shaped tag out of wine and decorative paper.  Stamp the sentiment onto the “oval” shaped decorative paper then glue it to the wine die cut.  Glue large tags together and die cut the slot/hole at the top, insert ribbon.  Glue “oval” shaped tag in the center of the large tag. Glue a piece of striped decorative paper 5 X 7 to card base then glue 1 narrow an1 wide Petite Pocket Accent to the paper (top of half circle will go to the edge of top).  Cut a piece of cardstock 5 X 2 3/4" and cover with the same striped decorative paper then cut out half circle part of Petite Pocket Accents (plain edge die) off the top.  Match edges and glue the other decorative narrow Petite Pocket Accents die cut to the pocket then glue 3 sides to the card at the bottom.  Cut a Sweetheart border out of wine and glue it to the bottom of the card over bottom of pocket.  Insert the large tag.

Stamp Peonies with Vibrant Fuchsia, stamp leaves with Fern Green, die cut and form in Shaping Molds.  Glue flower blossoms together in layers and then pierce the centers.  Insert white and green stamen in each flower.  Glue 3 small flowers and leaves onto top of tag.  Glue a bouquet of flowers and leaves to left bottom of pocket and a couple of flowers onto right side of pocket.  Glitter flowers and card.

Thanks for visiting today!!
Robin

Luke 11:13 New King James Version (NKJV)


13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”