Thinking of you

A clean, simple, thinking of you card featuring a yellow mulberry paper rose, jute, vellum leaves, and a woodgrain embossing folder! Come see how to make this simple, yet thoughtful card!

Supplies: rectangle & square dies, woodgrain embossing folder, Cheery Lynn flourish #9, We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain embossing folder, jute string, vellum, Thinking of You sentiment stamp, Staz-on jet black ink, mulberry paper flower color of choice, foam dimensional squares, 110# white cardstock, cream cardstock, 80# white cardstock

Directions: Cut a 5″ x 7″ white cardstock card base (cut an 8.5″ x 11″ to 10″ x 7″ and use a scoreboard & bone folder to fold in half) from heavy cardstock. Building from the bottom layer up, cut one mounting base piece of 4.75x 6.75″ 110# white cardstock, then using the rectangle and square dies cut the top piece from 110# white cardstock. Cut a piece of a white cardstock about 1 inch bigger than the square hole you made, emboss with wood grain embossing folder, cut flourish from vellum, stamp sentiment, set ink with heat tool, cut out with scissors, wrap jute around opening, tie with a square knot (to make a square knot cross the ends of the string right over left then left over right, pull gently).  Layer the woodgrain piece behind the open square with dimensional foam.  Layer the rectangle with woodgrain piece on top of the 4.75x 6.75 piece with the dimensional foam. Mount onto card base. Attach leaves, sentiment and finally the flower with hot glue or other adhesive. Double matt the inside with a creamy light yellow and white.

This design can have many variations using this layout. Use different colors, different twine, colored leaves! What about a pumpkin and gourds and fall leaves? Play with it and see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting Adventures!

Eileen

 

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Here is a new birthday card. Again, I used the embossing folder letter press technique to make my own beautiful background paper. I love using watercolor paper for this as it is thicker than regular cardstock and really glows with the distress ink. Using pre-made mulberry paper flowers makes this card come together quickly.

Supplies: 140# cold press water color paper, embossing folder, distress ink (spun sugar, peeled paint, mowed lawn) 5″ x 7″ white cardstock card base, Spellbinders rose leaves, embellishments: feathers, pearls, Staz-on Black ink, Happy Birthday sentiment stamp of choice- I used one from JustRite.

Directions: Make your background paper by cutting a piece of watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink up the front inside of the embossing folder, put in paper, carefully and gently put your paper inside and close it up. Run it through your machine using the correct stack for embossing – I used the Spellbinder Grand Calibur. Set aside the piece to dry. Using another piece of watercolor paper and Staz-on ink*, stamp your birthday sentiment. Cut it out with a die, run it through with the embossing matt for more detail on the edges, edge with spun sugar distress ink. Cut out leaves from watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink leaves with peeled paint and edge with mowed lawn, shape with fingers while wet and set them aside to dry. Distress the edges of your base piece that you letter pressed. Arrange leaves, a white feather, other embellishments and flowers as shown. Give to a friend!

*Please note: It’s important to stamp your sentiment with Staz-on ink or a similar solvent based ink with watercolor paper. A water based ink will run on watercolor paper and not give as clear of a stamped image. If you use a dye based ink such as distress ink for your sentiment the watercolor paper will suck up the ink (because it has water) and run with it. Granted there are instances when you want a softer look, just not with the sentiment/words. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave a comment/question and I will reply. 🙂

Have a beautiful day!

Eileen

 

Thank you!

Persimmon thank you full frontThank you! Here is a bright and cheery, beautiful card that started with a piece of watercolor paper that was letter pressed in an embossing folder. Add some die cuts, a foamiran flower or two and done! Supplies and directions are below!

Supplies: 5″ x 7″ White cardstock card base, 140# cold press watercolor paper, vellum, Distress Ink: Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey, embossing folder, JustRite leaf die cuts, Cheery Lynn swirl die cuts, Magnolia leaf die cuts, Sue Wilson Thank you die and Stockholm die, sewing machine, upholstery thread, distress it all machine, white tulle, pearl brad, flower stamens, white foamiran, flower petal die cut

Directions: Spritz your  watercolor paper with water, ink up one side of the inside of your embossing folder, gently close it, run it through your machine (I used a Grand Calibur) Set it aside to dry. cut your flowers, ink the edges with the DI, shape, assemble, cut all other die cut pieces. Cut “thank you die” three times from heavy paper and glue them together to make it stronger and stand out more. Back it with vellum. Distress your watercolor letter press piece and sew a double line around the edge about a 1/4 inch in. Hot glue some lace along the top. Use foam dimensional tape to make your watercolor piece stand out from the card base and use foam dimensional squares for your “Thank you” focal piece. Attach your flowers and leaves and tulle arranging them however you want. I used hot glue. Double matt the inside. 🙂

Give to a special friend to say “Thank you!” If you don’t want to make your own, this one is available in my Etsy shop, Hyde Park Hill .

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

Hello!

Hello! Here is a fun way to say hi to a friend! Send a pot of forever flowers! I used the Heartfelt Creations Dogwood stamp and die set along with their older discontinued flower pot set. Pair with a doily from Cheery Lynn Dies and you have a fabulous forever flowers card!

dogwood flower pot card front view

Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations (HFC) Dogwood flowers stamp and coordinating dies, HFC birds and blooms bird die and stamp, HFC flower pot, tag, and vine leaf stamps and dies, a hello stamp, Marianne Creatables  swirl stamp, black embossing powder, versa mark watermark ink, Staz-On Brown, Distress Ink: picked raspberry, lemonade, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest green, vintage photo, persimmon, Cheery Lynn doily die, terracotta paper (recollections) white cardstock, 140# cold press watercolor paper, ribbit prills, jute string.

Directions: Cut a flower pot twice, stamp front with the swirl stamp and watermark ink, heat emboss. Shade edges of the pot with vintage photo Distress Ink. Die cut a doily from white candlelight paper or plain white cardstock, cut the doily in half and put under the edge of the rim of the pot. Adhere sides and bottom but not top, this will give you a pocket.  Stamp, color, cut flowers, vines, bird, and tag. Glue ribbit colored prillls in the middle of each flower. Cut white cardstock insert to fit inside the pot with about 2.5″ sticking out the top. Assemble vines, flowers, bird as shown being careful to glue some flowers on the pot and some at the top of the insert (see picture) so that it all works together. Cut another doily from vellum this time, cut in half and glue to the back of the flowers. Tie a jute string on the stamped hello tag, glue in place so it hangs freely. Pull out the insert, write a message, and give to a friend! Happy crafting!

Have a beautiful day!

Eileen

Fairy Tale Wedding

Good morning Monday!

Do you have many weddings to attend this summer? Here is a beautiful wedding card for you! I just love this horse and carriage die template from Tattered Lace! This card is not difficult, but it does take a bit of time because of all the layers. Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

once in awhile full front view

Supplies: Once in a while stamp, staz-on Black ink, vellum, 110# white cardstock base cut for 5″ x 7″ card, 140# cold press watercolor paper, baroque stencil, modeling paste, embossing folder -swirl design, glitter, Spellbinders labels 17, Nestabilities Amazing Paper Grace Becca Feeken Ornamental Crest Etched Dies, Tattered Lace horse and carriage, Sue Wilson Dies – Scandinavian Collection – Copenhagen, rhinestone and pearl brooch, stick pins, foam tape, hot glue, dries clear adhesive, faux pearls, faux rhinestones, glitter paper, micro-fine clear or white glitter, candlelight paper, white cardstock, white tulle

Directions: We will work from the base of the card up to the top layer. Cut your card base from heavy white cardstock, cut silver glitter paper matt, cut next layer from candlelight paper and emboss with swirl design, cut Sue Wilson die from white cardstock with adhesive paper on it. after it’s die cut, peel off the adhesive cover and coat die cut with clear or white glitter. Use modeling paste on watercolor paper and sprinkle with glitter, set aside to dry. When dry, die cut piece with labels 17, use the die cut metal template to trace the shape onto the glitter paper and cut out by hand. This will give your watercolor piece a lovely size matt. Stamp sentiment on vellum, dry with heat tool and die cut with a smaller labels 17. Cut the Spellbinders ornamental crest die from white cardstock and cut in half. Layer all your pieces as shown with hot glue and foam tape to give it dimension. Be sure wrap tulle around your layers and make your bow, then adhere to your card base. Cut the horse and carriage die from candlelight paper and then cut 3 more times from heavy cardstock. Glue the layers together with the candlelight paper layer on top. Put dimensional foam tape on piece and some wet adhesive and glue into place. Stick the pins through the bow and attach brooch with hot glue. Embellish with faux pearls and rhinestones! Give to a dear friend this summer!

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

 

He lives!

It’s Good Friday! But Sunday is coming!

Here is a lovely Resurrection Sunday card! As always, supplies and directions are listed below! Heartfelt Creations Dogwood Collection makes this card so lovely, so full of spring, and so full of life! He is risen, indeed!

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5″ x 7″ Dogwood Wreath Card

Supplies: HFC Flowering Dogwood stamp and dies, Dogwood Chapel Stamps, Flowering Dogwood and Doves Stamps and Dies, Delicate Border Basics, Flowering Dogwood Paper Pad, Spellbinders Wreath Die, Spellbinders Vine Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Renaissance Tags 2, Spellbinders Circle die, dimensional foam adhesive, Walnut Stamp Paint, Ribbit Prills, Dries Clear Adhesive, hot glue, Cold Press 140# watercolor paper (I use Strathmore), 110# White cardstock, Memento Ink: Rhubarb Stalk, Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet, Staz-On Ink: Timber Brown and Jet Black, white feather, faux pearls, paper trimmer, flower shaping tools, water brush, scissors, die cut machine

Directions: Using Staz-On Ink Timber Brown, stamp all your flowers and leaves on the watercolor paper, cut out with coordinating dies. Spray lightly with water and ink using Peeled Paint, Victoria Velvet, and highlight the edge of the dogwood petals with the Rhubarb Stalk. Shape the flowers while they are wet, set aside to dry. When dry add Ribbit Prills to the middles with Dries Clear Glue. Stamp your cross scene on watercolor paper, fussy cut around the crosses and around the hills, color with Distress Inks. Cut a “Delicate Border Die” from watercolor paper and adhere it to the back of the 3 crosses scene. Cut your wreath die 3 times, glue layers together and cover with Walnut Stamp Paint, set aside to dry. Cut one piece of 4.5” x 6.6” piece of water-color paper, cut a large circle one half-inch from the top. Lightly spray with water and emboss. Lightly wipe “Peeled Paint” Distress Ink over the paper with a sponge dauber, highlighting the vine/leaf design. With Staz-On Jet Black Ink stamp and cut a dove, add a white feather to the tail with hot glue and put a pop up dot under the body. Stamp “He lives!” sentiment on watercolor paper and cut with tag die. Cut a 5” x7” hinged card base from 110# white cardstock. To make a hinged from the top 5” x7” hinged card base cut 1 piece 5” x 7” and cut another piece 5” x 8”. Score one inch down from the top and bend and adhere to the other piece. Cut two Delicate Borders from 140# cold press watercolor paper, adhere to the sides of the front panel. Cut a light blue piece 5”x 7” from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Pad and adhere to the front of the card. Assemble the remaining pieces of your card: Glue the three crosses piece behind the circle cut out, put 3D pop up dots on backside of entire embossed piece and mount. Put 3D pop up dots put on the wreath and mount on the outside of the circle, stick in a small branch of dogwood flowers on the hill below the crosses. Cut a small dogwood flower from a branch and put it on the middle cross. Decorate the wreath with the flowers, leaves, and the dove. Decorate tag with flowers and leaves, use pop dots and mount the tag under the wreath as shown.

Have a beautiful Easter weekend!

Eileen