Saturday, May 27, 2017

Box tutorial - Perfect for Father's Day!

Here is my box tutorial as promised! 
If you missed me LIVE on Heartfelt Creations Facebook page you can watch it HERE.

As it's hard to write down measurements and listen at the same time
I thought I would put a quick written tutorial together too for you.

Step 1: Cut a piece of card 9 9/16" x 5 2/16" for the outer of the box.

Step 2: Score at 3 14/16" x 5 10/16" along the long side of the card.
As you can see in the picture above if you are using the Score Pal 
score along the line between the 3 3/4" and 4" lines and the one 
between the 5 1/2" and 5 3/4" lines.

Step 3: Cut the following pieces and adhere to the outer wrap of the box.
2 x card front for the box lid and base
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the inner of the lid.
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the back of the base.
1 x 5 2/16" x 1 3/4" for the outer side.
1 x 5 2/26" x 1 3/4" for the inner side.

Step 4: Cut a piece of card 6 3/4" x 8" to make the box and score at 1 3/4"
on all of the sides of the card. 

Step 5: Cut small triangles from the corners to create tabs as in the picture above.

Step 6: Fold along all the score lines and adhere the tabs to the sides to form the box and 
adhere to the outer wrap. TOP TIP: Place heavy things inside the box
while it is drying to ensure a firm and complete adhesion. 

Step 7: Cut the following pieces and adhere them to the box.
1 x 3 2/16 x 4 6/16 piece for the base of the box.
4 x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" for the longer sides of the box.
4 x 5" x 1 3/4" for the shorter sides of the box.

TIP: When cutting the inner pieces cut them 1/16" shorter (1 mark on your cutting guide)
This will mean they fit better as the insides are just fractionally shorter.

TOP TIP: When adhering the shorter side pieces both inside and out
create an overlap for the side pieces to go over as in the pic above.
This will give you no gaps in your covering! Make sure 
you glue the shorter sides first! 

Step 8: To create the wrap around to hold the box closed cut a
12" x 1 1/2" piece of paper and three of the paper ribbons.

Step 9: Adhere the paper ribbons to the wrong side of the wrap around,
but leave an area unglued to the side that will come up around the box 
to add the magnet to later on.

Step 10: Cut two of the centres from the card fronts and glitter.
Adhere one to the wrap around strip (NOT the end that is left unglued)
and tape a magnet to the left hand side centrally.

Step 11: Adhere the other card front to the back of the other one.

Step 12: Place your wrap around so the card front piece sits over the 
one on the top of the box and wrap the paper around the box one side at a time.
Folding the paper as you go to ensure a snug fit. 

Step 13: Tape the magnet right side up so that they attract to the wrap around
piece of paper. A good way is to place it on the other magnet first and mark
on the wrap around where it needs to go. 
Adhere the rest of the wrap around papers together 

Step 14: Cut a sentiment from the paper pad.

Step 15: Make your flowers and leaves and glitter them and adhere them to your box wrap!
See how to make these flowers in this video HERE.

Here is another box  I made this time using the Everyday Heroes collection
and making it personalised by using photos! 

I made it in exactly the same way 
as above! I did cut out the centres of the card fronts and placed the 
photo's behind them to make them look like frames. 

TOP TIP: If you do this ink around the inside where you have cut to get rid 
of the white of the paper! On this one I used brown ink as it had a 
brown line where I was cutting.

The top of the box when you open it has another photo too on it! 
And I left the back of the wrap so words could be written on it.

I made a little pocket on the inside of the box and added some
journaling pieces from the paper pad and a sentiment.
To make the pocket cut a smaller piece in length and glue only on the 
left, right and bottom sides. 

I then decorated the front with Botanical Roses and a ticket from the paper pad.

The photo's are of my Grandfather, he would have loved this!
Both my Grandparents are still an inspiration to me not just in my crafting but in life too.
This personalised box would be perfect for Father's Day! 

Have lots of crafty fun! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wildwood vellum flower tutorial

I love making flowers from vellum! They are so delicate and pretty!
Make them too with these EZ steps:

Delicate vellum flowers made in 5 EZ steps! 

1. Stamp the Wildwood Cottage Flowers onto vellum with white ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. 

2. Colour the backs of the flowers with inks (ColorBox Dark Peony Chalk was used for these flowers) 

3. Die cut your flowers (TIP: Use a piece of paper to protect your plates from any colour transfer) and gently shape the tips of the petals from the back of the flower. Don't worry if you get any white flakes from the heat embossed areas, this happens at times with vellum. 

4. Turn your flower over and gently press in the centre to raise your petals. 

5. Adhere prills into the flower centres and your flower is ready to be used on your projects! 

To create the leaves from this collection do the same thing but use a green ink for colouring on the back of the vellum and leave them unshaped as they are very delicate! Have fun! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Wish for you.....

Yay it's Heartfelt Wednesday! 
This week my card is a very simple one using the Tropical Paradise collection.
I have made a box to go with this too that I will be using for my next 
Facebook Live over on the Heartfelt Creations page!
Here is a peek of them both together. (We will be making boxes in the live!)

These would make great projects for Father's Day!
I have been having so much fun with these Plumeria flowers!
I love this collection!

To make the card I used the following:

HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1-277 Tropical Paradise paper pad
HCD1-7136 Tropical Cockatoo die
HCD1-7137 Tropical Paradise die
HCD1-7135 Tropical Plumeria die
HCPC-3783 Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp
HCPC-3781 Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp
HCPC-3782 Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp
HCPC-3721 Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling Stamp
TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink
71053 ColorBox Berryicious Chalk ink
ANC850 Spring Bling Prills (Heart of Gold)
159723 Art Institute Dries Clear glue
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter
HCDA1-449 Precision Daubers

Other Products Used : White card, distress tool.

Watch this video HERE to see how to shape the Tropical Plumerias.

Cut the journaling piece from the paper pad and stamp the image in black ink in the centre.
Distress the edges and adhere to a side fold card 6 1/4" x 4 1/4"made from the white card.
Stamp, colour, shape and die cut the flowers and leaves.Add prills and glitter to the flowers 
and glitter the leaves. Cut a sentiment from the paper pad. Adhere the flowers and leaves to 
the card and your project is complete.

Happy Crafting! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Have a beautiful day

A quick post today..... 
I just thought I would share this card I made with the 
Birds and Blooms collection from Heartfelt Creations for my friend.

These birds are so quick and EZ to colour I love to use them...
lol I'm sure you have noticed!!!

Wishing you all a beautiful day!
Happy crafting 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Rose Leaves - Tutorial

EZ coloring tips: Add pink to your rose leaves for a realistic look! 
Oooh roses are perfect for all kinds of projects!

1. Stamp the image and colour with a green ink.
2. Add pink from the base of each leaf upwards.
3. Die cut the leaf using the co-ordinating die and ink the edges of 
the leaves to create a blended colouring.
4. Shape the leaves from the back,
5. Run your tool over the stems of the leaf so that the leaf lays flat.
6. Have fun making the roses to go with your leaves and easily create beautiful projects for your friends and family!

Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

EZ steps to make Classic Petunias

Summer has arrived in the craftroom! 
The Petunia flowers are so versatile and fun to use.
I've put together a quick tutorial to make some for you here:

EZ Steps to making the Classic Petunia flowers!
1. Stamp the flowers and leaves in brown ink, colour the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut using the coordinating die.

2. Colour the flowers using the Precision Daubers and Memento Lilac Posies ink.
Color from the centre upwards on each petal using the edge of the dauber to create the shading. Shade the edges of the leaves with the Bamboo Leaves ink.

3. From the back of the leaves shape the edges of the leaves with the flower shaping tools. Turn the leaves over and press in the centre of the leaves to bring the leaves upwards.

4. From the back of the flowers shape the tips of the petals with a circular motion or for a more distressed look prod the tip with the tool three times.

Turn the flowers over and run the flower shaping tool down the centre of each petal. Place the whole flower over the tool and shape with your fingers.

5. Adhere prills to the flower centres and glitter the petals.
Use your flowers on your projects and have fun!

Layer them up or use them individually!

Click here for the Petunia flower stamps and dies:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Birthday

It's Heartfelt Wednesday! Here is my card this week.
I'm loving just how quick and EZ these Petunia's are to make!
Of course the colours are my favs too....... lol!

Make sure you take a look over at the blog HERE, there
are so many amazing projects for you to make there!

To make this card I used the following:

HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Pad
HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia Cling stamp
HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp
HCD1-7139 Small Classic Petunia die
HCD1-7140 Large Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pocket die
TSMP501 Memento Lilac Posies ink
TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink
TSMP800 Memento Rich Cocoa ink
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers
ANC850 Spring Bling Prills
159723 Art Institute Dries Clear glue
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

Other Products Used : White Card, distress tool, 3D foam pads

Watch this video HERE to see how to shape the Classic Petunias.

Using the white card make a 7" x 5" tent fold card and die cut two of the border dies. 
Cut a piece of paper from the paper pad 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" and ink and distress the edges.
Adhere to the front of the card. Adhere the two border die cuts to the card. Cut another
piece of coordinating paper 6 3/4" x 1 1/2", ink and distress the edges and adhere with 3D foam pads
to the card. Cut a card front from the paper pad and trim down the edges, stamp the sentiment
and adhere to the centre of the card front. Stamp, cut, colour and shape the flowers and leaves.
Adhere the flowers and leaves and your project is complete.