Monthly Archives: May 2014

Best Wishes on your Birthday

Hi everyone, and welcome to Friday.

Today I am anxious to share with you a pretty and easy card created with some of the lovely products from this month’s sponsor CAS-ual Fridays.  Today I want to feature the Craftwell Gracious Argyle Embossing Folder and the CAS-ual Fridays 4 Petal Set Fri-Dies.

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and here is a closer view so you can see some of the detail.

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I simply layered on a couple of my favorite die cuts using my eBosser to make a simple but really pretty birthday card.

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

CDF13-104 – 4 Petal Set Fri-Dies
CFD14-101 – Casual Trees Fri-Dies
13-011 – Mums the Word
Craftwell Gracious Argyle Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Respledent Rectangles
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

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

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Baby Book Card

Hi everyone and welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

I have a fun interactive card in the form of a little baby book that actually turned out nothing like what I had planned LOL!  I am fascinated by Shadow Boxes so I started out by making a Shadow Box that I planned to wrap in paper to make it look like a book.  Well, when I was looking for a die to use for cutting the opening of my shadow box the nesting of the dies caught my eye and I came up with the idea below.

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and, of course, a closer look at the flowers

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and finally how it looks open, what do you think?

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Products Used:

HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3605 – Sweet Lillaby Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3606 – Sweet Lillaby Background PreCut Set
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 744 – Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 746 – Sweet Lullaby Die
HCDP1 243 – Sweet Lullaby Paper Collection
Bright Ideas Prills
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Labels One

Project Instructions:

Other products: Blue Card Stock, Copic Markers, Stickles,Memento Ink, Embossing Powder, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by making a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ shadow box frame out of Blue card stock cutting the opening with the largest Labels One die that fits.  Next cut at least 2 more 4 1/4 ” x 4 1/4″ panels cutting out the center using the next smaller Labels One.  I only did 2 additional layers but you can make as many as you want.  To keep the layers spaced evenly I simply cut 2 strips of paper 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and scored them every 1/4″ on the long side and folded it like an accordion.  After you have the strips folded, place them on both sides of your shadow box and insert your panels before closing the shadow box up.  To make things look nicer, I wrapped the entire outside of the shadow box again in card stock to eliminate any unwanted edges.  For the cover, simply take a piece of card stock 10 1/2″ x 5″ and scor it on the long side at 4 3/4″ and 5 3/4″ and attach it to the bottom and left edge of the shadow box.  Finally decorate with your favorite accessories and some lovely flowers.  The flowers I used were from the Sweet Lullaby Die and I thought made the perfect addition to the card.

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

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Hexagon Box “Loving Thoughts”

Hi everyone, it is finally Friday and I’m delighted to be back to share another fun project for Craftwell.

I made a Hexagon Box from Megan Hardy Designs.  It was so easy to make and I loved the arched top which was perfect to feature some of the lovely CAS-ual Friday’s products.

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and here’s a look at what it looks like open.

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A closer view of the top showcasing some hand made flowers using the CAS-ual Fridays Loving Blooms stamp set.

Joann-Larkin-Craftwell-Octogon-Box-Flowers

Here are the details on the products I used so you can creat this project yourself : )

13-001 – Loving Thoughts
CFD14-104 – Casual Vine Fri-Dies
13-102 – Loving Blooms Fri-Dies
Bo-Bonny Primrose Paper Collection
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

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

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