You Make The World a Better Place

You Make The World a Better Place

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by today.  I have been working with the new Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy collection lately and I keep thinking about how grateful that I am to all of the Veterans that have done their part to help the world be a better place and sometimes how little we actually show them our heartfelt thanks.  I know that they sometimes receive medals for things they have done in the line of duty but I wanted to create my own version of a medal to simply say “Thank you for your service!”

Also, this week we having a blog hop with Art Anthology so I am using some of their fabulous Sorbet Dimensional Paint, I hope you like!


Lets start by looking at the box:



The inside of the box:


and finally the medal


Products Used:

HCPC-3608 – Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3656 – Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3666 – Everyday Hero Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3674 – Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-748 – Arianna Blooms Die
HCD1-754 – All Geared Up Die
HCD1-760 – Delightful Daisy Die
HCD1-761 – Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-762 – Decorative Oval Die
HCD1-764 – Blazing Poppy Die
HCDP1-255 – Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Bright Ideas Prills
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Olive Grove
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Cottage Ivy

Project Instructions:

Other products:  Black Card Stock, Silver Metallic Card Stock, Art Anthology Sorbet dimensional paint Kenyan Copper, Standard Circles Small, Labels 25, Distressed Ink Abandoned Coral, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Goosebumps Texture Spray and die cutting machine.


To start with I made a basic box 3″ wide x 5″ long and 1 1/2″ tall and covered the edges with strips from the Blazing Poppy Collection.  To dress up the box I also layered a piece on the inside of the lid and at the bottom of the box.  My medal shape was made by combining a 2″ circle with a 1 1/2″ wide x 3″ long rectangle.  Layer a die cut from the All Geared Up Die cut from Silver Metallic Card Stock to make the round part of the medal look like a coin and top off with a flower made from the Blazing Poppy Collection.  The flower is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and distressed with Abandoned Coral distressed ink.  The leaves were stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy and distressed with Memento Olive Grove.  For some added shine, spray your completed flower with Goosebumps Texture Spray.  Finally complete the inside of the box with a die cut and stamp from the Everyday Heros collection stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and decorate the top of the box for that final touch!

I also wanted to show you a few step-by-step photos for how I used the Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint on the top of my box.

Step 1:

Place your 3″ x 5″ piece of designer paper over a piece of scrap paper and layer with the die cut that you want to use as your stencil.  You can also use any stencil but I wanted to use this die cut.  Once you have everything positioned I covered any areas that I did not want the paint to get on with removable tape.


Step 2:

Using a sponge, dab the paint over the entire surface.  You can also use a spatula to get a thicker coverage but I seem to have better luck with a sponge.


Step 3:

As soon as you are finished, remove your stencil and set aside to dry.  For some added dimension I cut the die out again using Silver Metallic paper and layered it on the top so the paint appeared through the holes in the diecut.


Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

8 responses »

  1. I always look forward to seeing your creations and as usual I am not disappointed. What a beautiful tribute to our veterans. Well done.


  2. Fabulous idea and it is just gorgeous!


  3. What an amazing tribute medal and presentation box! Beautiful work my friend!!


  4. A very beautiful and thoughtful gift idea!


  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!


  6. Another gorgeous creation and wonderful tribute. Love the stencil technique!


  7. Another very clever design, Joann! You never seem to run short on ideas! I love the metallic touches here…very rich! Hugs!


  8. Hi, great masking with the oval die cut! Keep the good work up, always look forward to your posts.



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