Thank You Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Craft this card as a creative way to thank neighbors and friends who are always sharing the bounty of their garden with you.

Materials

  • Jillibean Soup: Jellybean Green Note Card, Baby Carrots Paper, Etched Flowers Wood Buttons, Thank You Wooden Flag
  • Textured cardstock: dark brown, gold, orange, light green, black
  • Wooden skewer
  • May Arts Ribbons: Solid Ivory/Green Checkered Ribbon, 7/8”; 400 Yard String Burlap Ribbon in Ivory, Natural

Tools

  • Xyron Adhesives: Mega Runner, 1/4” Double-Sided Tape, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Liquid Adhesive, 3/8” Adhesive Dots, 3/16” Adhesive Dots
  • Die-cutting machine and carrot die of choice
  • Brown ink pad

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

Cut 3-3/4”x5” dark brown cardstock panel. Cut 3-5/8”x4-7/8” Baby Carrots panel; ink edges brown. Mat panels together using Xyron Mega Runner.

STEP 2

Cut 4-1/4” length of checkered ribbon. Wrap around dark brown panel, securing with Xyron 1/4” Double-Sided Tape. Adhere panel to note card using Xyron Mega Runner.

STEP 3

Cut 2-1/2”x1-1/4” strip from green side of Baby Carrots paper. Dove-tail cut right side to create flag shape; ink edges. Adhere flag to gold cardstock with Xyron 1/4” Double-Sided Tape, insetting 1/8” from straight edge. Trim gold cardstock to 1/8” around flag shape to mat.

STEP 4

Using Xyron Mega Runner, adhere flag to card over top of ribbon as shown.

STEP 5

Adhere wooden “Thank You” flag to center of green flag using Xyron 1/4” Double-Sided Tape.

STEP 6

Cut skewer to desired length. Wrap Ivory burlap ribbon around skewer in criss-cross pattern and secure on back side using Xyron 3/16” Adhesive Dots. Tie bow at top of skewer. Adhere skewer to left side of green flag as shown using additional Xyron 3/16” Adhesive Dots.

STEP 7

Using die-cutting machine, die cut three carrots and all layers from cardstock. Adhere layers together using Clear Hold Adhesive in Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit by Xyron. Adhere carrots to card over flags and skewer with Xyron 3/8” Adhesive Dots.

STEP 8

Thread Natural burlap ribbon through Etched Flowers Wood Button; tie bow in back. Using Xyron 3/8” Adhesive Dot, adhere button to right side of card.

Tip

  • Create your own wooden sentiment flag by substituting chipboard, acrylic, or cardstock stamped with “Thank You.”

by Courtney Lee for Xyron (www.xyron.com)

Thanks Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Combine die-cut geometric style with soft, vintage-look papers to create this summer “thank you.” Die-cut, rolled roses create a beautiful focal element.

Materials

  • Bazzill Basics Paper Cardstock: Marshmallow, Gum Drop
  • My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Kaisercraft Sweet Pea Rhinestones
  • May Arts Yellow Pom-Pom Trim

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Nestabilities Hexagons S4-368, Shapeabilities Donna Salazar Collection Bitty Blossoms S5-086
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Pal Scoring Board
  • Elmer’s X-ACTO Corner Rounder Punch
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Clear Stamp Set
  • Acrylic block
  • Ink pads: Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk Charcoal, Chestnut Roan; Tsukineko VersaMark
  • A Muse Studio Diamond Embossing Powder
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, heat tool

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” white top-fold card. Round bottom corners with punch.

STEP 2

Cut 4”x5-1/4” patterned paper panel; round corners. Sponge edges with Chestnut Roan ink; adhere to card.

STEP 3

Cut 4”x2-1/2” strip from second paper, round bottom corners, and sponge edges Chestnut Roan. Stamp Charcoal sentiment as shown and adhere to bottom of large panel. Adhere rhinestone.

STEP 4

Cut and adhere 4” pom-pom trim length over paper seam between patterned pieces.

STEP 5

Die cut/emboss assortment of Hexagons #1 and #2 from patterned papers. Arrange and adhere to card as shown.

STEP 6

Die cut/emboss Bitty Blossoms Med and SM from patterned papers. Roll, shape, and secure flowers with adhesive.

STEP 7

Die cut/emboss/stencil Bitty Blossoms Double Leaves from green cardstock. Using watermark ink pad, apply ink to raised areas through die; remove die. Heat emboss inked areas with Diamond powder.

STEP 8

Fold leaf shape in half and adhere beneath edge of medium flower. Adhere flowers to card.

Tip

  • Try this card in bold black-and-white or neon brights for different looks. Change the sentiment to suit multiple occasions.

by Michelle Woerner for Spellbinders (www.spellbinderscreativearts.com)

Retro Thanks Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Express your gratitude to someone who made you feel special with a fun retro “thanks” card.

Materials

  • Cardstock: pink, blue, purple
  • Coordinating patterned paper: floral, stripe
  • Blue flower brads, large

Tools

  • Stamp: thanks
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Lavender Fluid Chalk Ink
  • EK Success Paper Shapers Whale of a Punch Retro Flower Punch, Large
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

Make 5-1/2”x4-1/4” pink top-fold card.

STEP 2

Cut 4”x5-1/4” piece from blue cardstock; adhere to card front. Cut 2-1/4”x5-1/4” piece from floral paper; adhere to top portion of blue cardstock. Cut 1-5/8”x5-1/4” piece from striped paper; adhere to bottom portion of blue cardstock.

STEP 3

Punch two flowers from pink cardstock and one from purple cardstock. Adhere flowers centered on card front over paper seam as shown, starting at left side. Attach brad to center of each flower.

STEP 4

Stamp sentiment on pink cardstock; trim and adhere to bottom right corner of card front.

by Melanie Douthit

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)

Just Because Cards

Every so often, I enjoy sending a good friend a card completely out of the blue, for no obvious reason or occasion.

It’s Jill Cornell here today to share a couple of card ideas you can create to give to a special someone. For my first card, I used the brand-new “My Girl” collection from American Crafts.

I was inspired by the pink border sticker and polka dot butterfly to round the corners of both my sentiment card and the stamped cardstock element. The pink flowers were stamped with a blush pigment ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

For my second card, I used the “Dear Lizzy: Neapolitan” collection, also by American Crafts. I love the soft pink polka-dot vellum and distressed the edges by gently tearing with my fingers.

Mason jars are a popular image in paper crafting. Here, I took the Mason jar sticker and embellished it further by adhering it to a journaling card, wrapping it with ribbon, and securing a brad in the center.

The next time you are creating cards, consider adding a few “just because” cards to your stash!

Happy crafting!

Jill Cornell from Blessed Scrapper (www.jillcornell.blogspot.com)

Butterfly Medley So Grateful Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create this elegant, butterfly-themed card for any occasion using Heartfelt Creations’ new Butterfly Medley and Botanical Oval stamp sets and a coordinating die.

Materials

  • Cardstock: white, light blue

Tools

  • Heartfelt Creations PreCut Stamp Sets: Butterfly Medley (HCPC 3519), Botanical Oval (HCPC 3520)
  • Heartfelt Creations Decorative Butterfly Corner Die (HCD 730)
  • Die-cutting system
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  • Paper glue or glue pen

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, craft knife and cutting mat, pencil, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” light blue top-fold card.

STEP 2

Die cut larger decorative butterfly corner from white cardstock. Adhere die-cut corner to upper right corner of card.

STEP 3

Stamp Tuxedo Black butterfly image onto white cardstock. Using photo as guide, color image using Prismacolor pencils. Detail cut image using scissors and craft knife. Adhere image to center of card base, overlapping corner die cut.

STEP 4

Stamp Tuxedo Black sentiment in lower right corner of card.

Tip

  • For extra dimension, stamp and color additional butterfly and adhere to main image along body only, leaving wings free and elevated.

by Emily Niehaus for Heartfelt Creations (www.heartfeltcreations.us)

Introducing Hampton Art Stamps

Welcome to the Crafts ‘n things Blog!  Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Hampton Art Stamps! I have been working as a sample designer for Hampton Art since the fall of 2010 and joined their first-ever design team in the spring of 2012. They are a wonderful company to work with and I wanted to share more about them with all of you!

Since I first joined Hampton Art, they have added a steady stream of stamp licenses to their catalog!

Our Company
Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids’ crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008.

Our Principles
Hampton Art was founded on (5) principles of creativity, quality, integrity, fun, and a passion for excellence. We firmly believe in an environment that encourages fun, enjoys and shares a great sense of humor. Our most important goal is to make products that inspire everyone we touch to create and smile every day! We are always on the hunt for the next great brand or product to produce and we watch and listen to your suggestions. You are the ones that make our products come alive. You encourage us daily by the amazing projects you create and share with your friends and family. We are both grateful and humbled by the support that has allowed us to do this for the last twenty years.

Website:http://www.hamptonart.com/
Blog:http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HamptonArtStamps

Hampton Art has so graciously provided a prize to one of our Crafts n things readers!

To celebrate the latest Winter CHA 2013 release of Graphic 45 licensed stamps from Hampton Art, and to get you excited about winning that fabulous prize, I have created two cards for you!

This is a simple thank you card in perfect springtime colors.

I stamped the image and colored it with alcohol markers, then trimmed it out with circle dies.

The Hampton Art catalog also includes a full complement of pretty inks! I used moss green ink to stamp my sentiment.

I have also created a pretty friendship card with a sunflower theme.

Sunflowers just say “friendship” to me!

I once again stamped the image and colored it with alcohol markers, then trimmed it out with dies.

I finished off the inside of this card just to give it that extra-special “something” for an extra-special friend!

 Supplies:

  • Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 French Country, Secret Garden; Celebrate and Thanks
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Java, Kraft; American Crafts White; Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Designer paper: Graphic 45 French Country, Secret Garden
  • Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere, Antique Moss; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Dark Brown, Lavender
  • Alcohol markers: .Too Marker Corp. Copic
  • Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Labels Four Small, Standard Circles Large; Butterflies Circles; Back to Basics Tags; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, Fishtail Flag Layers
  • Button: Buttons Galore and More
  • Twine: DMC
  • Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
  • Adhesive: 3M Scotch tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac

Thanks for joining us today and make sure to leave a comment by February 8th for your chance to win the fantastic Hampton Art prize pack! The winner will be announced on February 11, 2013.

Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com)

Gems & Petals Thank You

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Be sure to show your appreciation to loved ones for that special gift with a beautiful, heartfelt “Thank You” card.

Materials

  • Cardstock: pink, white
  • Robin egg blue/white polka-dot paper
  • “Thank You” rub-on
  • Photo corners: pink, lime green, three
  • Pale lime green flower, 2”
  • Rhinestone frame stickers: lime, 2″ square; pink, 3-1/2″x5″
  • Pink/Dark pink button, 5/8”
  • Pink embroidery floss

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Tools

  • Sewing needle
  • Paper adhesive

Directions

Size

4-3/4″x5″

Card

1. Make white 4-3/4″x5″ top-fold card. Cut 4-3/4″x5″ polka-dot panel; adhere to card.

2. Adhere square gem frame to white cardstock; cut out around frame using photo as guide. Sew flower and button to center.

3. Cut slightly larger pink cardstock piece; adhere white panel to pink, and pink to card as shown. Adhere photo corners over three corners.

4. Apply “thank you” rub-on beneath flower.

5. Use photo as guide to cut apart rectangular gem frame and adhere around card edges

by Kathleen Paneitz