Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Card - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Friends,
I created this wedding card for one of my nephews that just got married. I used several die sets by Sue Wilson for the frame, borders, corners and flowers. I really love these dies and how the card turned out.










The card base for this card measures 6 1/4" x 7 1/2". I cut several layers from designer cardstock, colored the edges with distress inks and adhered to card.
I die cut 2 borders using Scandinavian Collection - Corner, Border & Tag die set and adhered to top and bottom of card. I added pearl trim to center of border. The corners were also die cut from the same die set.
The center frame was die cut with Scandinavian Collection - Copenhagen and adhered to card with foam squares to add dimension. The Love sentiment was die cut in blue cardstock and glued to center of frame.
The flowers and leaves were die cut with Finishing Touches - Camellia - Complete Petals die set and for the fronds I used Finishing Touches - Delicate Fronds.


Supplies:

Creative Expressions - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: Scandinavian Collection - Copenhagen, Scandinavian Collection - Corner, Border & Tag, Finishing Touches - Camellia - Complete Petals, Finishing Touches - Delicate Fronds.
Creative Expressions UK - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

Other Supplies: Neenah Papers Natural White Cardstock, Prima Marketing Designer Paper - Delight Collection, Pearl Trim, Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA, Foam Squares, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads, Cheery Lynn Designs - Love Die.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Hello Friends,
Welcome to another Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations! Today I have a Pop Up Box Card to share with you and a tutorial on how to make this project.


















Products Used:



Other Products:

Spellbinders Scalloped Pop Up Box die set, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Neenah Papers in Natural White and Green Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads in Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Stormy Sky and Brushed Corduroy, Viva Pearl Pen in Cream, Silk Ribbon.


Project Instructions:

1. Die cut 4 Spellbinders Scalloped Pop Up Box largest die from kraft cardstock. You can also follow instructions sheet included in package. 

2. Cover all panels with Blazing Poppy paper collection.





3.  Fold tabs in at the crease. Glue 4 pieces together at the tabs to form box. Fold only 3 flaps down at the crease leaving the back panel straight.




4.  Die cut 3 small rectangles from the set. Fold rectangles at the creases and glue to inside of box at 5/8” intervals. These rectangles are the support for the branches and flowers.




5. Die cut scalloped borders from the set and adhere to box .




6. Stamp birds and butterflies on natural white cardstock with black ink, die cut with coordinating dies and color with distress inks.

7. Stamp flowers and leaves on natural white cardstock with black ink, die cut with coordinating dies and color with distress inks.

8. Die cut 2 tags and 2 ticket stubs from paper collection. Die cut large vine from green cardstock.

9. Shape flowers, leaves, butterflies and birds with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and then adhere all pieces to box and flaps as pictured.

10. Embellish center of flowers with pearl pen and tie ribbon to tags.

This Flower Pop Up Box can be folded flat for mailing or storing purposes.


Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations Blog for more Inspiration.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa





Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day Card - Crafts Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Friends!
I have a hard time making cards for the guys. I think a card without flowers does not look complete to me. But when it comes to making a card for my husband I have to make the exception, he would not approve if a put a flower on his card. LOL!!!
I think this Portuguese Collection - Background die set by Sue Wilson is perfect for the occasion.






Instructions:

I started by making a 5" x 7" card base with black cardstock. I die cut all the layers using the Portuguese Collection - Background die set and cardstock in natural white, kraft and black as pictured below. 




I adhered the layers to the card using foam squares to add dimension. For the Happy Father's Day sentiment inside the card I used Cheery Lynn dies and black cardstock. 





Supplies:

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson:  Portuguese Collection - Background.
Creative Expressions UK

Other Supplies: Neenah Papers in Black, Natural White and Kraft Cardstock. Foam Squares, Happy Father's Day dies by Cheery Lynn Designs.


Thanks for visiting!! Hugs!

Marisa



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Card - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Friends,
I have another card created with Craft Dies by Sue Wilson. I love how detailed and intricate these dies are! I hope you are inspired to try them and add them to your collection of die templates.












I started by making a 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" card base with white metallic cardstock. I cut the next layer to 7" x 7" using designer cardstock.
I die cut 4 Configurations - Lattice Arched Adornment with white metallic cardstock and glued to a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2 square of designer cardstock and then glued to card base.
For the next layer, I die cut 2 Configurations - Petite Arched Adornment and glued to a 4" x 4" square of designer cardstock and then adhered to card center using foam squares for dimension.
For the sentiment I used Expressions Dies - Happy Birthday and white metallic cardstock.
The flowers and leaves were die cut with Finishing Touches - Classic Foldover FlowersFinishing Touches - Mosaic LeavesFinishing Touches - Camellia - Complete PetalsFinishing Touches - Dandelion Clocks. I used distress inks to add color to the flowers and leaves.


Supplies:

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: Configurations - Lattice Arched Adornment, Configurations - Petite Arched Adornment, Expressions Dies - Happy Birthday, Finishing Touches - Classic Foldover Flowers, Finishing Touches - Mosaic Leaves, Finishing Touches - Camellia - Complete Petals, Finishing Touches - Dandelion Clocks.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

Other Supplies: The Besties 8 x 8 Paper Pack, White Metallic Cardstock, Foam Squares, Ranger Distress Ink Pads.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa



Monday, June 15, 2015

Thank You Card - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Friends,
I have a "Thank You" card to share with you created with Craft Dies By Sue Wilson. This card was really easy to make with Sue's beautiful dies and metallic cardstock.









For the card base I used gold metallic cardstock and the largest die in the Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangles set. The next layers were also die cut with the same set and white, pearl and gold metallic cardstock. I adhered the layers to card base with foam squares to add dimension. 
The sentiment was die cut with Expressions Dies - Thank You and adhered to center of card with foam squares. 
The flowers were die cut with Finishing Touches - Camellia - Complete Petals and the leaves were die cut with Finishing Touches - Mosaic Leaves. I embellished the center of the flowers with pearls. 


Supplies:

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Expressions Dies - Thank You, Finishing Touches - Mosaic Leaves, Finishing Touches - Camellia - Complete Petals.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

Other Supplies: Metallic cardstock in white, pearl and gold, pearls, foam squares.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!


Marisa



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrating Your Special Day Poppy Card

Hello Friends,
Has the humdrum of the daily grind sapped your energy and stunted your creative mojo?  Rejuvenate your creativity with the saturated colors and resplendent artwork of the Blazing Poppies Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers from Heartfelt Creations.  Escape to verdant fields where dancing poppies sway like ballerinas wearing dramatic hues of blush, coral, peach, scarlet and ebony.  Let this glorious canvas of flowing script, heirloom lace, ornate flourishes, flower laden arbors, bold stripes and soft neutral backgrounds enliven your senses and awaken your inner Van Gogh.  The Blazing Poppy stamp and die allows you to fashion bold, life-like poppies in every size and color.  You'll design museum worthy backgrounds, card focals, layouts and home d├ęcor with the sumptuous stamps and paper collection.  Create your own masterpiece, and spark your imagination with the amazing artistry and uncommon brilliance of Blazing Poppies.










Products Used:



Other Products:

Neenah Papers - Solar White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Ranger Distress Ink – Abandoned Coral, Brushed Corduroy; Spectrum Noir Markers – DR1, CR1, CR10, DG2, DG3; Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set, Spellbinders Oval Floral Die Set, Spellbinders Grand Calibur; American Crafts Pop Microbeads in Black.


Project Instructions:

Create a  7 ¾” square card base in white cardstock. Using Blazing Poppy Paper Collection cut a  7 ½” square layer and a  5 ¾” square layer. Adhere layers to left of card with tape or glue.
Die cut largest Triple Floral square from white cardstock.  Adhere a  4 5/8” square layer to floral square and attach to card base using foam squares.
Die cut largest Oval Floral from white cardstock. Stamp Poppy Corner twice on white cardstock and color with markers. Trace inside of Floral Oval die on stamped Poppy Corners and fussy cut around oval and flowers as pictured.  Stamp sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments with black ink. Adhere to Oval Floral and then onto card using foam squares.
Stamp Blazing Poppy Petals with black ink, die cut with coordinating Blazing Poppy die and color with distress ink. Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp leaves and die cut with coordinating dies. Adhere flowers and leaves to right side of card as shown.


Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations Blog for more Inspiration.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Life is Good Card

Hello Friends,
Welcome to another Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations. Today I have a card to share with you created with the beautiful Cascading Fuchsia Collection. For the flowers I used the Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set and the coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die. You can use these sets to assemble the flowers in 2 different ways as pictured below.










 Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set: click to enlarge  Cascading Fuchsia Die: click to enlarge 



Products Used:


Other Products:

Neenah Papers Solar White Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads ( Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick), Spellbinders Grand Calibur,  Foam Squares, Water Brush.


Project Instructions:

Create a 6” x 6” card base using Kraft cardstock.  Cover front of card with Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection. Cut another layer with paper collection measuring  5 ¼” x 5 ¼”,  mat with kraft cardstock and adhere to card using foam squares.
Stamp Vining Fuchsia on a  6 ¼” x 3 ¾” rectangle of natural white cardstock with black ink. Color with distress inks and water brush.  Distress edges and then mat with kraft cardstock. Die cut lace flower, cut out petals and glue behind Vining Fuchsia.  Adhere panel  to card front using foam squares.
Cut sentiment from paper collection to 2” x 2 ¾”, distress edges and mat with kraft cardstock. Adhere to card using foam squares.
Stamp Open Leaf and Classic Leaf onto white cardstock using green ink pad, color with green distress ink pad, shape with shaping kit and adhere to card as shown.
Stamp Cascading Fuchsia onto white cardstock using Berrylicious chalk ink pad. Die cut with coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die. Color flowers with distress inks and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Roll stamen and then glue under fuchsias. Attach flowers to card under leaves using hot glue.

Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations Blog for more Inspiration.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Just a Note Card - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Friends,
I have a fun card to share with you created with Sue Wilson's new collection of dies. These dies are just beautiful and I love to design cards with them.









Instructions:

1. I started by creating the card base from white cardstock using the largest die from Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Design
2. I die cut and embossed all the layers using the same die set and designer cardstock. I colored the embossed area and edges with distress ink mini pads. The layers were adhered to card base using foam squares.
3. For the flowers and fern I used  Finishing Touches - Classic Foldover FlowersFinishing Touches - Maidenhair Fern, and Finishing Touches - Dandelion Clocks.  I used designer cardstock to die cut the flowers and fern and then colored them with distress inks. 
To watch a video with Sue on how to create these pretty flowers go HERE.
4. The sentiment "Just a Note" was die cut with Expressions Dies - Just a Note and adhered to card with glue. 


Supplies:

You can also find Sue Wilson's Dies in the UK by going HERE

Other Supplies: Neenah Papers - Solar White, Prima Marketing - Art Journal Pad, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads - Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Foam Squares.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Cascading Fuchsia Collection

Hello Friends,
I have another card to share with you created with the beautiful Cascading Fuchsia Collection from Heartfelt CreationsI love making the fuchsia flowers, they are really easy to make with the stamps and coordinating dies.










Have a Wonderful Day Card

Products Used:


Other Products:

Neenah Papers Solar White Cardstock, Burgundy Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads ( Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick), Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Oval Pearls, Floral Wire, Pink Silk Ribbon, Foam Squares, Water Brush.

Project Instructions:

Create a 6” x 6” card base using burgundy cardstock.  Cover front of card with Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection. Cut 2 more layers with paper collection measuring  5 ½” x 5 ½”  and 5” x 5”, mat with burgundy cardstock and adhere to card using foam squares.
Stamp Fuchsia Spray onto white cardstock using black ink, color with distress ink pads and water brush. Cut image to 4 ½” x 4 ½”, distress edges and mat with paper collection and burgundy cardstock. Adhere to card using foam squares.
Die cut Decorative Oval with white cardstock, cut in half and glue under top layer.
Stamp Open Leaf and Classic Leaf onto white cardstock using green ink pad, color with green distress ink pad, shape with shaping kit and adhere to card as shown.
Stamp Cascading Fuchsia onto white cardstock using Berrylicious chalk ink pad. Die cut with coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die. Color flowers with distress inks and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Roll stamen adding some glue. Attach floral wire to the base of stamen, layer petals using  wire to hold them together  and then finish with an oval pearl. Attach flowers to leaves with hot glue.
Make a bow using pink silk ribbon and glue under flower.  Embellish center of flowers with pink pearls.

Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations Blog for more Inspiration.

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa





Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - Cascading Fuchsia Card

Hello Friends,
Heartfelt Creations invites you to join us for a stroll through a quaint cottage garden where your cares will melt away and your creative energy will be refreshed and renewed.  The Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps, dies and papers is bursting with lush greenery and exquisite beauty.  Here, you'll find pendant shaped clusters of show-stopping pink, purple and magenta blossoms that are also called "Angel's Earrings."  Graceful vines, lacy patterns, flitting butterflies, shady bowers and delicate latticework come together and form this restful haven.  It's a celebration of the simple things that fill this moment in time with wonder and spontaneous joy.  Cascading Fuchsia: It's a flawless garden of peerless delight and a creative sanctuary for the artist in you.

I had so much fun making this card. The Fuchsia flowers are so easy to make. You can watch a video on how to create the Cascading Fuchsia flowers HERE.















Celebrating You Card

Products Used:


Other Products:

Neenah Papers Solar White Cardstock, Burgundy Cardstock, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads ( Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint),  Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Heirloom Legacy Die, Oval Pearls, Floral Wire, Foam Squares.

Project Instructions:

Create a 5” x 7” card base with burgundy cardstock, crease and fold front of the card at 2 ½” to make an easel card. Cut a  5” x 7” piece of burgundy cardstock and adhere to lower half of the front card base.  Die cut oval using  Heirloom Legacy oval die.  Cover card front and inside of card with Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection. Die cut Heirloom Legacy frame with white cardstock and adhere to card front.
Stamp Open Leaf and Classic Leaf onto white cardstock using green ink pad, color with green distress ink pad, shape with shaping kit and adhere to oval frame as shown.
Stamp Cascading Fuchsia stamps onto white cardstock using Berrylicious chalk ink pad. Die cut with coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die. Color flowers with distress inks and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Roll stamen adding some glue. Attach floral wire to the base of stamen, layer petals  using  wire to hold them together  and then finish with an oval pearl. Attach flowers to leaves with hot glue.
Cut sentiment from paper collection to 6” x 2”, distress edges and adhere to inside of card using foam squares. Add flower and leaves to right corner.
Embellish card with pink pearls.



Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations Blog for more Inspiration.


Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

Marisa