Lest We Forget Monument

Lest We Forget Monument

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by for a visit today 🙂 Working with the new Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Collection has been so inspiring and has led me to thinking about Poppies and some of the history and reasons why we all so fortunate to enjoy the life we live today.  It is largely because of all the dedicated service men and women (veterans) in the past that have given their lives to protect our great nations.  With that being said, I wanted to build a fitting monument to honor them today!



and here is a closer look at those Blazing Poppy flowers


Products Used:

HCPC-3646 – Fluffy Birdies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3656 – Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3674 – Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-748 – Arianna Blooms Die
HCD1-756 – Birds and Blooms Die
HCD1-760 – Delightful Daisy 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
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Lipstick Red

Project Instructions:

Other products:  Kraft Card Stock, Versamark, Red Geranium Embossing Powder and die cutting machine.


To start, build two pillars using a SVG cut file that measure 2″ wide x 5 1’4″ tall.  The pillars were cut from the Small Tabletop Lamp from the SVGCUTS Maison de Madeline SVG Kit.  I next cut the face of the sign using this template that measured 6″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall.  In order to make the sign have dimension I cut another layer of the template without the lettering for the back and then cut several strips of 12″ x 2″ cardstock scored 1/2″ on each side to attach to the front and back.  You will need to place many relief cuts along the scored flaps to allow the pieces to form to the shape of the frame.  I find it best to use scor-tape to attach the frames since it is really sticky and will allow you to position the pieces together without having to wait for the glue to dry.  Once the monument was assembled I stamped several flowers with Versamark and heat embossed them with Red Geranium embossing powder and using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Lipstick Red, distress as desired.

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.

4 responses »

  1. Oh my gosh, Joann, that monument is sacred. I am away on vacation since mid June and only just now got to check my emails. Beautiful. I hope you are having a great summer in Halifax. I will be home soon.


  2. Wow!!! Your creations always have me in awe. So beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do this 🙂 ~Sophia


  3. What SVG file did you use for the pillars?


    • Hi Ruby,

      The pillars were cut from the Small Tabletop Lamp from the SVGCUTS Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. I added a link on my post. Sorry for not including the link before. Thought that I have it there.



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