Monthly Archives: November 2013

Altered Picture Frame Box

Hi everyone,

Have you ever gone to your local Dollar store and looked at the wonderful wooden items that you can buy for a few dollars?  I found this box for $2.00 and just had to have it.


What really caught my eye with this box is that in addition to the drawer on the bottom, the top also opens up.



Here is what the box looked like after I painted it but before I started to decorate it.


Products Used:

HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3572 – Floral Keys & Locket Precut Set
HCPC 3574 – Journey of Love Keys Precut Set
HCD 712 – Bella Rose Die
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD 741 – Burnished Key Die Set
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Timeless Rectangles, Distressed Ink, White Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, 3D foam dots, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:  Cover the outside of the box with your favorite DP as well as the frame.  I also layered a piece of DP on the inside of the top since is was so visual.  For the picture frame part, I chose to use a stamp from the Floral Keys & Locket Precut Set set on a frame from the card collection and again on a piece of card stock so you can cut out just the lock and pop it out.  I created a few smaller flowers from the Mini Vintage Floret PreCut set with matching die and a larger, more focal flower (from the Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set) for some punch and finish off the box with a few stamped and embossed keys from the Journey of Love PreCut Set.  The keys from the Journey of Love Keys Precut Set were die cut using the Burnished Key Die set.  For the sentiment on the front, stamp die cut and distress and attach with some foam dots for dimension.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2

Floral Doorway and Latch Fancy Fold

Hi everyone,

Today I want to share with you a Fancy Fold card using some of the Heartfelt Creations  lovely new Floral Key Collection.


and a closer look at the flowers


and finally what the inside looks like.


Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3570 – Floral Doorway & Latch PreCut Set
HCPC 3576 – A Prayer for the Day PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 741 – Burnished Key Die
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Opulent Ovals, Off-White Card Stock. Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Distressed Inks, Copic Markers, 3D Foam Dots, Glitter, Versamark, Embossing Powder, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions: Cut a 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of card stock for the card and four 5.375″ x 1.875″ pieces for the DP.  Score the card stock on the long side at the 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″ marks and attach the DP.  For the inside, stamp and color the Floral Doorway & Latch PreCut Set, I stamped the same set again this time using Versamark and embossing powder to achieve the vintage look and then fussy cut out the handle and attached it over the first one with 3D foam dots.  Finish the inside by stamping, die cutting and distressing the smallest of the Posy patch flowers and attach them over the existing stamped flowers for dimension.  Finish with a vintage bow made from ribbon and your favorite sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I love to read your comments!

joann sig 2

Wine Bottle Gift Box / Tealight Holder

Hi everyone,

I wanted to make a celebration type of gift but did not want to make it alcoholic so I decided to make a wine bottle box that holds a treat and also doubles as a decoration.  Once you eat all the goodies you can put one of those battery operated tea lights in it!

I got the cut file here from and you can find the instructions on their site.



Here are the instructions to create this for yourself!

To Make this you will need:

• 1 sheet Super Hero City (P-0667E)
• 1 sheet from the Nature Paper Pad (PP-00363)
• Wine 3D stickers (STDM-0039E)
• 2 sheets coordinating card stock
• Glue Stick, Double Sided Tape, or your favorite adhesive


1. Follow the directions from to build the project.
2. Finish embellishing with Glitter Rub-On and 3D stickers.

I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!

joann sig 2
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