So Grateful For You Vintage Floret Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create this beautiful three-dimensional card from Heartfelt Creations for someone special.

Materials

  • Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Paper Collection
  • Cardstock: cream, light moss green, black, white
  • Prima Petal Stick Pin
  • White seam binding

Tools

  • Heartfelt Creations PreCut Stamp Sets: Open Vintage Floret (HCPC 3500), Mini Vintage Floret (HCPC 3502), Leaf Medley (HCPC 3405), Burlap Background (HCPC 3515), Botanical Oval (HCPC 3520), Agape Love (HCPC 3308)
  • Die-cutting system
  • Dies: Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret (HCD 727), Decorative Blossom Corner (HCD 729), Timeless Amour (HCD 728); Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage
  • McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat and Tool Kit
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold, Wheat Fields, Cherub Pink
  • ClearSnap ColorBox Chalk Ink Pads: Creamy Brown, Dark Brown, Pastel Pink
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, liquid glue, glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber, non-stick craft sheet

Directions

STEP 1

Make 5”x7” side-fold card from brown Posy Patch paper.

STEP 2

Cut 4-3/4”x6-3/4” panel from ivory Posy Patch paper; sponge edges with Creamy Brown ink and adhere to card front.

STEP 3

Cut 4-3/4”x6-3/4” panel from pink Posy Patch paper. Use Creamy Brown ink to stamp Burlap Background image. Stamp Creamy Brown Agape Love circle image in upper right corner of panel. Randomly stamp circle onto panel several more times without re-inking.

STEP 4

Gently tear paper inside stamped circle as shown, curling edges outward, to create opening for sentiment; sponge torn edges with Creamy Brown ink. Place panel on card and lightly mark sentiment placement through opening; set aside. Stamp Dark Brown sentiment on ivory paper inside opening area; adhere torn panel to card.

STEP 5

Die cut largest Corner Blossom shape from white cardstock; detail cut around flower design. Die cut Timeless Amour lattice heart from black cardstock. Set shapes aside.

STEP 6

Cut 12” seam binding length and place on non-stick craft sheet. Spray seam binding with Iridescent Gold, Wheat Fields, and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist; let dry. Tie seam binding into double bow. Set aside.

STEP 7

Using Dark Brown ink, stamp several of each size of Vintage Floret images onto cream cardstock. Stamp several Dark Brown Leaf Medley leaves onto light moss green cardstock. Die cut stamped images using coordinating Vintage Floret and Foliage dies. Sponge all edges Pastel Pink.

STEP 8

Follow manufacturer’s instructions to shape florets and leaves using flower molding mat and stylus. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF0ka1vdK7Q to view a video on how to shape and assemble the florets.

STEP 9

Adhere lattice die cut to card as shown. Cluster and adhere florets and leaves to card over lattice, saving one large floret. Adhere bow to floral cluster.

STEP 10

Adhere white flower die cut to back of remaining floret. Adhere to card. Insert stick pin between layers of floral cluster.

Tip

  • Using a hot glue gun will help shape the florets quickly.

by Linda Bontrager for Heartfelt Creations (www.heartfeltcreations.us)

Mini Easter Basket Favors

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Use a cute die set to craft mini baskets and boxes for all occasions. Lattice insert and optional handle provide many options.

Materials

  • Cardstock scraps: yellow, teal, purple, light purple, olive green
  • Purple polka-dot or glitter paper
  • Flower brads
  • Easter grass
  • Candy filler of choice

Tools

  • Die-cutting system
  • Lifestyle Crafts Basket Die DC0458
  • Paper Source Stamps: Bunny Standing, Easter Egg Decorated Scallop
  • Clear embossing ink pad
  • White detail embossing powder
  • Gel ink pens, assorted colors
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue, low-tack tape, foam tape

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, fine-tip tweezers, paper piercer, heat tool

Directions

Size

Size is 2-1/2”x2-1/2”x2” (without handle)

Favors

1. Place basket and handle dies on base cutting plate. Insert lattice dies into basket die template, if desired, and secure with low-tack tape to prevent shifting. For variety, die cut lattice on two sides or all four sides of basket.

2. Die cut basket and handle. Remove shapes from machine and use tweezers to remove any stray cut-outs.

3. Fold basket as indicated and adhere sides together; let dry.

4. Adhere handle ends inside top of basket on opposite sides, or attach handle using flower brads. Use paper piercer to poke holes for brads to prevent tearing.

5. Stamp bunny image onto yellow cardstock; heat emboss with white powder. Stamp and emboss egg images onto assorted cardstock scraps. Color images with gel pens as desired; let dry.

6. Detail cut images. Adhere images to baskets with foam tape, or place inside with grass and candy filler.

Tip

  • Spread a rainbow of color across your Easter table. Make each favor basket a different color, or replace candy with colored eggs.

by Roberta Wax (www.creativeunblock.wordpress.com)

You Are Beautiful Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create this gorgeous greeting using Imperial Gold dies, the newest shape-cutting technology from Spellbinders. Cut, emboss, stencil, and deboss in multiple layers with a single die template.

Materials

  • Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock, 8-1/2”x11”, two sheets
  • Melissa Frances Attic Treasures Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Melissa Frances Attic Treasures Collection Cream Pearl Embellishments
  • Decorative pearl stick pin
  • May Arts Champagne Silk Ribbon

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Imperial Gold Circles One S4-390; Nestabilities Standard Circles Small S4-116 and Large S4-114; Grand Nestabilities Grand Rectangles LF-132
  • Spellbinders Junior Magnetic Placement Mat
  • JustRite Papercraft Amazing Paper Grace Just the Right Words Stamp Set
  • Ink Pads: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Adhesives: double-sided tape, foam tape, masking tape

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, small stiff-bristled paintbrush

Directions

Size

5-1/4”x7-1/8”

Card

1. Fold Very Vanilla cardstock in half to measure 5-1/2”x8-1/2”. Place Grand Rectangles #5 die template over folded cardstock so folded edge is just inside cutting line of die. Die cut/emboss card base.

2. Die cut/emboss damask paper using Grand Rectangles #4 die template.

3. Wrap damask panel with silk ribbon, adhering ends at back using double-sided tape. Adhere panel to card base using foam tape.

4. Die cut/emboss Standard Circles Small #2 and Large #4 die templates from damask paper; set aside.

5. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to position all pieces of Gold Circles One die template together on magnetic mat. (Note: Junior Magnetic Mat will begin shipping in mid-March; in absence of mat, tape pieces together on back using low-tack masking tape.)

6. Die cut/emboss Gold Circles One from Very Vanilla cardstock; after die cutting, you will have three separate pieces.

7. Using dry, stiff-bristled paintbrush and Distress Inks, add color to Gold Circles One pieces as desired.

8. Adhere large die-cut frame to bottom half of card using foam tape. Stamp sentiment inside frame.

9. Assemble remaining Gold Circles One and Standard Circles die cuts as shown, placing foam tape between each layer. Adhere finished piece to card using foam tape. Adhere pearls to die cuts as shown.

10. Tie full bow; adhere to card with double-sided tape. Insert stick pin through bow, hiding end behind die cuts.

Tip

by Linda Duke for Spellbinders Paper Arts