Here is a slightly different take on the easel card. I used it as a card, but added the calendar to the front to make it a gift for all year long. Many people say that they love the homemade cards and don't want to throw them away...so make it into something that they can also use!! I used the pattern of the easel card. This measures 5 1/2" x 11 and scored at 2 3/4" and the 5 1/2". The front panel is 5 1/2" squared and adhered to the 2 3/4" section of the card. Then I decorated the front of the card with stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection and some of the beautiful accent dies that are exclusive to HC! For more detailed instructions, visit the HC blog! While you are there check out all the beautiful projects that are there!!
Have I mentioned before that I love this Cardinal Set CLR005A from Prickley Pear?? I love the versatility of it. The first card shows the solid Cardinal stamped with the Rubarb Memento Ink Pad. Just add a sentiment and some pine boughs and you have a warm winter card. On the second card I used the open cardinal with snowflakes. First you cut out the cardinal image with the cardinal die. Then you stamp the image onto the cut out. Then to color, I used Distress Inks. First I used the Wild honey and sponged the ink onto the beak. Then I sponged the bird with the Barn Door Ink. Finally, I add some sponged Aged Mahogany to the edges. Using the lattice cut out, I sponged the Faded Denim Distress Ink through the lattice piece onto the card. Cut out the holly from the Cheery Lynn die and added some of snow with the snow marker and glitter. I hope you enjoyed seeing more samples of this beautiful bird set...check out more inspiration from the PPRS blog!
Like I said last week...I love these Timeless Amour Dies. They are so elegant and beautiful. They work perfectly for cards you want to make whether for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries or for wedding cards. The Timeless Amour papers are warm and gorgeous as well. Here I used the Delicate Asters as the flower of choice for this card. The different 3-D flowers add beauty to any card! Look for more ideas on the HC blog!!
Here is a "Holly"day tree! For a challenge in the local Stamp Club, we were to use a tree on a card. I decided to use the Holly from the Prickley Pear CLR020 Holly Berry Stamp Set and the matching PPRS D020 Holly Berry Die. I cut out the hollys out of white cardstock. Then I stamped the holly onto the cut out with the Cottage Ivy Memento Ink Pad. Then I layered the holly to create a tree. I then added some glitter and with the design on the holly stamp...it looks like a snowy tree! See more inspiration on the PPRS blog today!
For the Prickley Pear theme we are using Pinecones/Trees. Here I used the new CLR005A Cardinals Set 2 from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and the matching PPRS D005 Cardinal die. I colored the pinecones and the cardinal with Distress Inks and Memento Ink Pads...using the sponge applicator from Ranger Products. I stamped the pinecones on the music staff three time. Once for the image and twice more to color and cut out the pinecones. I popped up the pinecones to 3-D them on the music and on the cardinal. I added some punch pine needles from McGill. Hop on over to the PPRS blog to see what the other design team members did for this woodsy theme!
I love this new Timeless Amour die set. I used the lacey heart die for the accents to the corners of this Nestabilities Label three. This discovery happened by mistake. I was cutting out the lacey heart and when I went to remove the paper the top part of the heart ripped. I wondered if there was some way I could salvage part of the heart. Then I thought about this label and thought this just might work! I love the outcome!! I used the Timeless Amour paper as the background and then used the tattered blossoms with the distress leaves. These leaves are only available through the end of December, so be sure to get them while you can! We do have a few in-stock at The Stamp Shoppe. All the leaves and flowers are cut out with matching dies. This makes it so easy to make beautiful, realistic flowers! Don't forget to check out the HC blog and find out how you can get a $20 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations. This is our way of saying "Thank You" to all our loyal customers!!
With 2013 just around the corner, I decided to make a calendar easel card. This way, it is a card as well as an altered project!! I used the Prickley Pear Dragonflies 2 Set CLR0011A with the matching butterfly die. Then I stamped some of the Clearly Beautiful Flowers with the matching flower die. The images were all colored with the Copic Markers RV91, RV93, RV95. Then I layered the flowers and formed the butterfly wings to add dimension. The vine die is from Cheery Lynn Designs. The lacey border was created with the Martha Stewart border punch. Add some accents like faux stitches with the ScorBuddy and ScorBug and some pearls and the project is complete! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to see more inspiration on the PPRS blog!!
This Thursday, the Prickley Pear Blog is featuring Lamp stamps from...you guessed it! Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! This lantern is a wood mounted called Winter's Glow HH0082. I stamped it on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. Then I cut it out with the Label die. Leave the die over the paper and sponge with the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I used the swirl die here from Heartfelt Creaitons. The snow is made with the Marvy Snow Markers and ultra fine glitter. Then you heat the "Snow" with the heat tool and it puffs up to create the fluffly snow. To see other samples with lamp stamps from Prickley Pear, be sure to click here to go to their blog!
Poinsettias are very popular this year and it seems it is the item that we have the most trouble keeping in-stock. As I was looking at the lilies stamp, I thought that if I would just color it red...it would look like a poinsettia! I used the Malabar Clematis stamp and colored them with Copic Markers R46 and R59. Then I cut out the lilies with the matching die. Using different sizes and I layered them together and created the poinsettia. I love to find different ways of using the same stamps to create different flowers and different looks. I used the Yuletide Sentiments to create a focal point and added the poinsettias for accents. Use some of the beautiful decorator paper from the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection to complete the look. The Design Team has been busy creating beautiful projects, so be sure to check out the HC blog today!
I am using the Prickley Pear's new Bare Branch tree on this card. First of all, I ripped a piece of cardstock to be double the width of my card. Then I layed it over the 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock. I stamped the tree once, then with out re-inking the stamp, I stamped the tree again. I repeated this to have a row of trees that had the effect of distance. The trees were stamped while the ripped paper is on the cardstock, so that it masks the bottom of the trees. Then I sponged with the weathered wood Distress ink over the ripped edge. I move the ripped paper mask down and over about 1" and repeated the sponging with the Distress Ink until I reached the bottom of the card. Then I sponge the sky with the Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I stamped the small cardinal from the CLR027B Winter Scallop Oval Stamp Set in one of the trees and colored it with Copic Marker R46. Then I stamped the sentiment from the CLR019A Victorian Ornament 2 Clear Set onto a strip of white cardstock and matted it with navy cardstock. Add some glitter to the trees and the layered snow and some silver pearls to the sentiment strip. Be sure to check out the PPRS blog for more inspiration from the Design Team!
I love this new Timeless Amour collection from Heartfelt Creations! The dies are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's Day, Weddings & Anniversaries. I like using the Vintage Floret flowers with this collection. Both have the shabby chic fell to them and work perfectly together. Be sure to check out the HC blog for more beautiful creations from the Design Team!
I am pleased to announce the Timeless Amour Collection. Grab you cup of cocoa and snuggle up. This set is as warm and romatic as the days when the snow flies and the fireplace pops. Typography of love, rose of delight, and patterns of mesmerizing drama are all included in the Timeless Amour Collection. There are five new PreCut Stamp sets, one 12 x 12 paper collection and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinder die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by November 27th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93!
This Thursday, PPRS is showcasing Ornaments on their blog. On this card, I used the Victorian Ornaments 2 CLR019A. If you have been following my Prickley Pear Cards, you will notice that I often use many of the sentiments on this set. There are several varieties of ornaments and they are easy to color with the Copic Markers. First you use the Victorian Ornament die to cut out the ornaments, then because the stamps are clear, it is easy to see where to stamp on the cut out!! I cut out the lattice background with the Cheery Lynn Designs lattice die and the Holly is also cut out with a die made by Cheery Lynn. Many of these dies, you can find at The Stamp Shoppe. Then I added some lilac pearls to the swirls and the sentiment! Hop on over to the PPRS blog to see what else was created using ornaments!!
This new holiday stamp from Prickley Pear is a must have for your holiday cards. Stamped on white paper, then colored with Copic Markers. The border doily is from Cheery Lynn Designs. I cut it apart to add some accents to the card. The sentiment is from the Victorian Ornament 2 Set CLR019A. Then for the snow on the lamp, I used some glitter with the Quickie Glue Pen. It still needed just a little bit more! Maybe....some pearls! These Viva Decor Pearl Pens add just the perfect touch for so many cards. Don't forget...it's Monday and there is more inspiration on the PPRS blog!
Here is a sample of one of the cards that will be done in the Background Techniques class at The Stamp Shoppe. To see a schedule of our classes, you can go to our website. The sentiment for this card is from My Sentiments Exactly! The 3-D flowers were made with the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms stamp set and cut out with their matching die. The flowers were colored with Copic Markers R46 and R59. The swirl die that was used here, was from Magnolia. Come in to see more Background Technique cards!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Today on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog, we are showcasing the Clear Oval Stamps Sets! This card uses the CLR027B Winter Scalloped Ovals. I stamped the cottage onto white cardstock, then colored it with Copic Markers. I cut out around the oval, then popped it up onto the red scalloped oval cut out. I cut out two of the holly leaves and stamped over the cut out with the CLR020 Holly Berry Stamp Set. Then I colored them with Copic Markers and tucked them under the oval. The background paper is from the Bo Bunny Blitzen Stripe paper. I used the ScorBug to create the faux stitching and then add gold around the edges of the paper with the Gold Leafing Pen. Be sure to check out the other ideas that are found on the PPRS blog!
This week I am using the Mini Vintage Floret Stamp Set with the Leaf from the Leaf Medley set. I created my own background with the solid florets, by embossing the flower on plain cream paper with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged on Victorian Velvet and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Finally, I stamped the word background in the gathered twigs ink over the entire paper. I did daub off the ink that stuck to the embossed flowers with a paper towel. Then I stamped the images, colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the matching dies. The border was made using a small strip of the fancy lattice, cut out with the Spellbinder die. I finished the edges of the fancy lattice with two 1/8" strips of cream paper.
Today I am using this Snowmen stamp from Prickley Pear. It had a vintage feel to me, so I decided to color in the non-traditional Christmas colors. Then I used some Kaiser paper decorator paper that had a little hint of mauve in it. The dotted paper is from Glitz. The Holly and the lace border dies are made by Cheery Lynn Designs. Then I used the sentiment from the Victorian Ornaments 2 Clear Set CLR019A. Be sure to check out what I do with the Victorian Ornaments next week! Then to add a few more vintage touches, I distressed the edges of the image with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added some bronze pearls to the sentiment with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen! Check out the PPRS blog for more great ideas!
This is a quick and easy card. The background is cut and embossed with the Marianne Designables folder. Mat this piece with pink cardstock. Stamp the Tulip from Stamp Shoppe Creations with black ink in the rectangle frame. Then color the tulip with Copic Markers. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out with the petite oval die. Leave the die over the paper and sponge with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Remove the die and pop up the sentiment on the card. Add some Lilac Viva Decor Pearls and allow them to dry. Now you have a clean and simple card!!
This Thursday's theme for Prickley Pear is Cardinals! Here I used the solid cardinal from the CLR005A Cardinal Set 2. I inked it with clear embossing ink and embossed it with Ruby Pearl embossing powder. I then added a black pearl with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. The background is using the Couture Creations Bradshaw Embossing Folder. Then I lightly sponged around the embossed area with Fire Brick Distress Ink and then over sponged it with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I layed the cardinal on the Scallop Oval Die and added some the Flourished Holly from Cherry Lynn Designs.
Here is a sample of the Vintage Floret Bouquet again, only this time I colored the flowers pink instead of the teal blue. It creates a totally different look. Also I cut the image down closer and so more of the the beautiful decorator paper can show too. Then I added some dimension to the flowers by popping out some of the flowers.
This is a time saving tip when making cards. One thing that I like to do is stamp several different size flowers onto white cardstock. Then I color them different colors and cut them out with the matching die. I then have several flowers that are colored and ready to use on future projects. All I need to do is grab some flowers and start layering them and adding them to my card or altered project. I made this pencil holder/calender from the Score, Fold, Create book from Scor-Pal. With the clear directions and the colored pictures, it was easy to make. I used the papers from the Vintage Floret Collection to cover the project and for the layering pieces. Using the paper packs make it so easy to coordinate papers and everything looks so well together. Then I used the ready made flowers to decorate the project! Check out more great projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog!
Here are two cards using the new Holly Leaf and Berry set from Stamp Shoppe Creations.
The first card, I stamped the holly with the Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Berries with the Barn Door Distress ink onto a Spellbinder label. Then I sponged around the edges of the label with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The border was embossed with the Bradshaw Couture Creations Embossing folder. Then add some faux stitching with the ScorBuddy and ScorBug.
The Second Card uses acetate and the Peeled Paint Distress Ink to create the quilted background. Then the top background is created by stamping the holly leaves and berries with the Distress Inks onto cream cardstock. Then I stamped a music background over the Holly with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Finally sponge around the edges with the same ink. The Sentiment is also from Stamp Shoppe Creations and it was stamped onto cream cardstock, then cut out with the Spellbinder label die. Leave the die over the paper while you sponge with the Gathered Twigs ink. Remove the die and pop up onto the card. The 3-D holly was stamped with the Peeled Paint Distress ink onto white cardstock, then sponged over the leaves with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink to color them green. I cut out the leaves and popped them up onto the card. Tie a red ribbon and attach over the holly with a glue dot!
So, here are two very different cards using the same set of stamps and Distress Inks! If you are looking for these stamps, please email me. I am in the process of getting them on-line, but haven't finished it yet! Have a wonderful day...Keep warm!
This week I am going back to the Classic Editions Ornamental Raspberries Set. I used a Cuttlebug folder to add texture to the background. Then I stamped just the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the card. I added a band of raspberry color with an accent from the Martha Stewart border punch. Of course I colored the image with Copic Markers. Then added some cream pearls and black lines...just a clean and simple card today! Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration and to see the new design team for the next six months! Have a wonderful day!!
Here is the new Cardinal Clear Set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. There are several cardinals that in this set that match the Cardinal Die. I chose this one with the pine cones and colored it with Copic Markers. The background paper is using Bo Bunny Decorator paper and the cardinal is popped up over the Oval Scallop PPRS Die. Just add a bow made with brown seam binding, some stitches and some Viva Decor Pearls and the card is complete! See the Prickley Pear Blog today and see more wonderful samples to get you inspired!!
It's been rainy and cool outside and it is feeling like fall. So...here is a little fall card. I used the Prickley Pear Fall Scalloped Oval CLR027A Clear Set and the Oak & Maple Leaf CLR018A Clear Set to make this sample. The leaves were cut out with the matching leaf die, then stamped with black ink. I used Tim Holtz fall limited edition Distress Inks. This year you can purchase the ink pads individually. The leaves were sponged with the Gathered Twigs and the Persimmon inks. The frame was stamped onto white cardstock and cut out around the oval line. Then I used the Oval Scallop die to cut out the brown piece behind the sentiment. The background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations paper pack and faux stitched with the ScorBuddy and ScorBug. The green layer was embossed with the Tim Holtz swirl folder and sponged with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I tied a knot in the seam binding and glued the ends down with glue dots. So thankful that you stopped by, but don't forget to check out what the other design team gals from Prickely Pear have created for you!!
I used Benny the Ape, a Stamp Shoppe Creations stamp, to make this card for my son's 13th birthday. This gorilla was colored with Copic Markers. The banner was made with the Memory Box pennant stamp. Stamp as many pennants together as you want to make a banner. I used five together so I could spell out Nolan's name to personalize the card. Then I used some divine twine to "string up" the banner. The birthday hat was colored with Copic Markers, then cut out to put on the monkey's head. Of course I added some embossing and some stitching to complete the card!!
This beautiful winter stamp, JJ0030 Reindeer Pair from Prickley Pear is featured on their blog today. Be sure to see some samples of this stamp used on different cards. I stamped this on white cardstock and colored the reindeer with Copic Markers. Then I used the snowflake paper from Bo Bunny for part of the background. I wanted to keep the feel of the cold, swirling snow on the card, so I added the Fanciful Flourishes die from Cheery Lynn. The only problem is that it had the leaves, so with a snip of my scissors, off came the leaves and popped up some snowflakes onto the bare swirl. The snowflakes were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch. Thanks for stopping by!
I love these new Vintage Floret stamps. They add a shabby chic flavor to your cards. Use them along with the new Paper Collection and you have beautiful masterpieces. The first card, I cut out and placed the 3-D flowers over the stamped image, but on the second card I used them along with the leafy vine from the Vintage Floret Bouquet Stamp Set. You can add leaves from other collections to allow the flowers to stand alone. I have colored these flowers pink, peach, blue and each one has their own gorgeous look. The paper pack has various shades of color so the flowers can be colored to match. There are also sentiments that can be cut from the designer papers and added to your cards. Be sure to see the beautiful creations that the Design Team has done for you this week.
I love this Vintage Partridge Tree stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The image was colored with distress markers and then stamped onto white cardstock. Then I ripped around the edges and sponged with gathered twigs distress ink. Then background was sponged with the gathered twigs and stormy ski distress inks over white cardstock. Then I stamp the Partridge in a Pear Tree saying all over the background with brown dye ink. Then I embossed with the music note cuttlebug folder. Sand the embossing to whiten. Then I mounted the background onto aqua cardstock and adhered the Partridge tree onto the background. I stamp the partridge again with embossing ink and embossed with brown embossing powder. Then I cut out the partridge and popped him up in the tree. The brown strip was cut to 2" x 4" and the ends were angle cut to create the ribbon end. Adhere this to the card. Because of the embossed background, I use ScorTape to adhere this piece. It seems to work the best to keep it tacked down. Finally I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out with an oval die. Leave the die over the paper and sponge again with both of the distress ink. Remove the die and pop up onto the brown strip. Add the green pearls and allow to dry. I like the Viva Decor Pearl Pens, but any will work. Be sure to check out the Prickley Pear blog to see what the Designers worked up for your inspiration this week!
Here is a sample of my new stamps for Stamp Shoppe Creations. This Lighthouse was colored with the Distress Markers directly onto the rubber then stamped onto white cardstock. I cut out the image with the oval spellbinder die, but left the die over the paper while I sponged the clouds. I used the stormy sky distress ink to sponge the clouds and around the oval. Then I removed the die and drew black lines around the oval. I stamped the sympathy sentiment onto white cardstock and matted it with the red cardstock. The background was embossed with a cuttlebug frame and then I lightly rubbed white dye ink over the raised edges. This creates a look of sanding. This works great when your cardstock doesn't have a white core and you can't sand the paper. I added two little nautical flags for accents. Thanks for stopping by!!
The Vintage Floret release is a beautiful collection of ancient luxury. This month's paper release is similar to the wallpaper of a quaint Parisian cafe. The textured flower stamps add a quaint delicacy to every project. The typography is a delightful combination of botanical growth and grandmother's old typewriter stored away in the attic.
There are 5 new PreCut stamp set, one 12 x 12 paper collection and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by Oct. 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93.
These flowers are very beautiful and lend themselves to a shabby chic feel to the cards. There are several sizes of flowers, so you can make flowers in a variety of sizes. Add leaves from either the Delicate Asters collection or the Botanical Gardens collection to create a different look to the flowers. These gorgeous flowers look great when adding some of the Heartfelt Creations Exclusive swirls and elegant design dies to the layout. Of course you always need to finish off your card with some Viva Decor Pearl Pens. They are great for flower centers and any accent you want to add to the card. Be sure to check out the HC blog for more inspiration. Then don't forget to vote for you favorite semi-finalists and current design team members!!
I am now also on the Prickley Pear Design Team, so be sure to look us up every Monday for new ideas and inspiration!! Here is the GG0053 Love Birds stamp. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder over a brown stamped image. Then I colored the birds with Copic Markers. Cut out the image with a square die, leaving the die over the paper, sponge with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. Remove the die and mat onto the chocolate box paper from core'dinations. It has pink on the back side, so when you distress around the edges, you will see some of the pink paper. The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug folder on the same core'dinations paper. When sanding the embossed area, the pink shows through. Then add the ribbon and charm to complete the card. Thanks for looking!
I love the Delicate Asters Collection. These flowers are so dainty and elegant. You can add layers of the same size flowers and the flowers look more like Gerber Daisies, but if you add layers of different sizes...A different flower! This collection comes with open flowers and solid flowers. I love them both. The open flowers, I color with Copic markers. They are easy to color. Just a few strokes and the flowers are ready to be cut. I like to color the solid flowers with the Distress Markers. Add all the shading colors directly onto the stamp, stamp onto paper and it's ready to cut out!! The matching decorative paper is absolutely gorgeous too. Love the purples! Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration. Also get a sneak peek on the new designs that will be available next week!
We are pleased to introduce the Delicate Asters Collection. You are creative! Show your friends with this unique Aster Collection. With beautiful, elegant petals and monarch butterflies, this set will represent you in a lively, popping way. The typography makes speaking from your heart quick and easy. Our paper is a great value for those looking to get their money's worth on materials. Since there are two different designs on the paper's front and back, you get 24 different designs in one package. Now you have a variety of options when you get bored.
There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12 x 12 paper collections and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinder die designed from Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by September 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $145.92!
I love this new set...and the colors of the papers are absolutely gorgeous!! Purple and Green are my favorite colors and the delicate petals of these flowers when layered are so elegant. The decorative label die is a new release from Spellbinders. Many of the new dies are in at The Stamp Shoppe. Come in soon to get the best selections! Check out all the lovely creations that the Design Team has worked up for you this week. You will not be disappointed! Then be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Using the beautiful papers from Heartfelt Creations, I created this Holiday Lists book. This was made with a plain manilla folder that is covered decorator papers and folded to crete this pocket book. Then I made different lists for the holidays...a To Do Lists, a gift list, a Menu list and the grocery list. The titles were made with a alphabet die. You can be creative and make your own custom lists that fit your needs. Then on the cover I decorated it with the holiday ornaments and cut them out with the Spellbinder dies that match these stamps. Finally, I bound it with the Zutter. These papers from Heartfelt Creations are gorgeous and they don't need a lot to add to them to have a stunning project. Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the other beautiful projects and also to get a Sneak Peek at the new stamps that are coming out next week!!!
This stamp, the Festive Yuletide Doorway, has many uses. You can use it as a whole and make a beautiful winter card, or you can take the different elements of the stamp and make a new winter look! This stamp is a must have for you Heartfelt Creations lovers. Be sure to check out the other cards and projects that the Design Team has made this week! You won't be disappointed.