Monthly Archives: March 2014

Glitz and Glam High Heel Shoe

Hi everyone,  so glad you could pop by…

Today we are having yet another snow day, actually a “blizzard” so in my estimation it’s a great day to craft!  I created a fashion shoe for the latest challenge at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  The theme is “Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam!”  and I have the perfect project in mind for this!  I was so happy with how it turned out : )   The photos doesn’t really do it justice… It’s so sparkly in real life.

I used the 3D shoe from the Love Always SVG Kit from SVGCUTS.COM.  I pulled out some of my “hoarded” stash of glitter paper.  I have been holding onto this for a while now just waiting for the right time to use it and was the best challenge to break it out!

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #4: Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam
All Crafts Challenge – Anything except a card

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

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3D Shadow Box Collage

Hi everyone,

Have you ever seen one of this old picture frames that holds a bunch of different pictures as a collage?  Well, I was doing a bit of closet clean-out and found a picture frame like this that I put together way back when our son was very young and this got me to thinking…  Lately I have been fascinated with shadow boxes so I took the idea of the collage and combined that with shadow boxes and this is what I came up with.

I adore the gorgeous new Once Upon A Time Paper Collection from Heartfelt Creations and it provided the perfect canvas.    It’s difficult to see in the photo but a lot of the lovely images are popped out inside each of the shadow box frames.  I must admit though, this was one of the more labor intensive projects I’ve done in a while LOL! but well worth the time and effort!

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and the best part, here are the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 – Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 – Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock,  Copper Embossing Powder, Lace, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

To make the shadow box collage start by choosing a design for your collage.  From the top Left to Right, the shadow boxes I made are 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, 3 3/4″ X 6″, 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 – 2 1/2″ square and finally 3″ x 5 1/2″.  Now that you have the dimensions, start by building the individual shadow boxes and attach them all together to form your collage.  The final measurement is almost 12″ square.  To hold all the boxes together fasten a piece of card stock to the back and attach a piece of ribbon to hang the collage from.  I decided to use various pre-made images from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection to show case in the boxes.  Finish be decorating with lots of flowers .  Stamp, emboss, die cut and distressed flowers from both the Posy Patch and Tattered Blossoms flower sets and finish with some ribbon and bling and enjoy!

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

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Birthday Time

Hello there everyone,

I want to show you another Fancy Fold that I saw somewhere on the internet and I decided to make my own version of it.  I am calling this card a Circle Folded Pop Out Card, I hope you enjoy!

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and last but not least, the best part …… the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3318 – Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3591 – Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCD 703 – Daisy Patch Die
HCD 713 – Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 – Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 744 – Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock,  Black Glitter Card Stock, Raffia, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Raffia, Lace and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting a piece of DP 12″ x 7″ and using the template found here create the base of the card.   Next, using the Decorative Lace Border Die, cut it twice and line the Left and Right side of the card finishing off each side with a die cut from the pre-made image from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection that I fussy cut out and layered with the Alarm clock from the Alarm and Watch PreCut Set.  Last, but not least, add some flowers.  I stamped, die cut and distressed flowers using the Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set.  Finish with some ribbon and bling and enjoy!

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

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Victorian Teapot

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday to you : )

Thanks so much for popping by today.  A few weeks ago I think I mentioned that I wanted to try my hand at creating the lovely Victorian Teapot from the Honeybee Tea SVG set from SVGCUTS.COM and here it is!  I used some of my “hoarded” stash of Maja paper.  I have such a fetish for paper, it`s insane.  I tend to buy WAY more than what I can use but I just can`t help myself LOL!

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I usually make all of my flowers by hand from stamped die cuts but for my flowers today I used a combination of Wild Orchid and Fabric flowers along with the Rolled Rose from the Crush on You Boxes SVG set from SVGCUTS.COM.  It was my first time trying one of their rolled roses and I thought it worked quite nicely on this project.

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I am entering this project in the following challenge:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #3: Vintage or Retro Style
All Crafts Challenge – Anything except a card

Thank you again for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

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Mantle Clock

Hello there everyone,

I want to show you a fun project that I made today that is truly Out of The Box!  I made a 3D Mantle clock using the new Once Upon a Time Paper Collection!  I used the stamps from the collection but you could always use a real clock face instead.

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I took my inspiration from this clock and made a simple pattern for the front and back of the clock:

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Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 – Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3532 – Beautiful You PreCut Set
HCPC 3591 – Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3592 – Timeless Clock PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 728 – Timeless Amour Die
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCD 740 – Sweet Juliet Die
HCD 744 – Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock, Green Card Stock,  Grand Decorative Circles One, Antique Frames & Accents, Gold Rounds One, Bling and accessories from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting the front and back of the clock out of card stock and then cutting 3 strips of matching card stock 12″ x 4″.  Scor the strips of paper 1/2″ on each of the long sides and cut a series of relief cuts on both sides.  These strips will be used to attach the front and back of the clock together.  The relief cuts will allow the sides to match the profile of the front and back.  Start by attaching the sides first, finishing with the bottom since that is the easiest part.  Once you have the clock formed, I covered it again in DP allowing the top to be a little bit wider then the clock for a nice appearance.  I used the Antique Frames & Accents for the lace trim and cut the frame for the clock face using Grand Decorative Circles One and Gold Circles One.  Finally, add some flowers because we both know that everything is better with flowers! lol.  I stamped, die cut and distressed flowers using the both the Posy Patch and Tattered Blossoms stamps and dies.  Finish with some bling and enjoy!

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

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I Got Happy Mail!

Hi everyone,

I have a quick post for you this afternoon.  I was getting ready to go out today when my neighbor knocked on my door with a small parcel in his hand that got delivered by mistake to his house.  Well I was surprised but happy that he took to time to walk up and deliver it to me but the best part was when I noticed that the package was from my dear friend Dianne!

She made me this and included a lovely note on the back of the postcard she bought in Germany.

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She is such a great blog friend and a extremely gifted artist: )  Not to mention a fellow Canuck!

If you get a chance you must go and check out her blog here, you will be happy you did.

What a lovely way to start the weekend!   Thanks for popping by… I’ve been working on some really cool projects that I hope to share with you very soon.   I just love to hear what you’ve been working on, do drop me a line if you can.   Thank you so much!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone : )

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Vintage Armoire

Hi everyone, welcome to Heartfelt Creations’ Inspiration Wednesday!

You may already know this but I have an absolute love for making miniature furniture out of paper so today I wanted to show you a Vintage Armoire that I created for you using the Antiquity Paper Collection.  I did a bunch of looking on-line at different versions that many ladies have put together and I took pieces of a lot of them to come up with my own design.  I sure hope that you like it!  I was going to have several layers of drawers but the piece got to tall so I eliminated all but the 1 set.

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here is a closer look at the doors to give you a better view of the detail.

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and here is a closer look at the inside, I wanted to keep it as neutral on the inside as possible.

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and last but not least, the best part …… the flowers using the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating dies (for more detailed info on the products see below).

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Products Used:

HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 717 – Layered Scalloped Posy Die
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 739 – Banner and Trees Die
HCDP1 237 – Antiquity Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Off-White Card Stock,  Memento Rich Cocoa Ink & Northern Pine Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Venetian Accents, Drawer Pulls, Lace and Bling from my stash, 3D Foam Dots, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Lets start by building the drawer.  It is simply a match box measuring 5″ wide x 2 1/4″ deep x 1 1/2″ tall.  For the top of the armiore cut a piece of card stock 7″ x 9 3/4″ and a second piece of card stock 7″ x 5″.  Using the larger piece scor at the 2 1/2″ and 4 3/4″ marks and scor the smaller piece at the same 2 1/2″ and 4 3/4″ marks.   Next attach the smaller piece to the larger piece so that the outside edges are both 2 1/2″.  The top and bottom of the armiore are pieces of card stock 6″ x 2 3/4″, scored at the 1/2″ mark on 3 sides.  Attach the top and bottom to the sides that you made and then glue the drawer to the top.  For added strength, attach a piece of card stock to the back and wrap the sides in your favorite DP.  Now comes the fun part.  Flowers!  Stamp, emboss, die cut and distress flowers and attach them where you would like to have them.  I wanted them on the top so I made the back piece longer to give me something to attach the flowers to.  Finish with some pretty lace and bling and enjoy!

Thanks so much for your visit!  It means so much to me.  I hope you can visit again very soon.  I love to read your comments and  really appreciate your feedback!

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