Birthday Wishes

Good morning! Today I have a “birthday wishes” card for you! The paper is gorgeous and is from the newly re-designed Lemoncraft “House of Roses” set. Instead of making my own flowers for this one, I used a variety of white, pink and pink/white mulberry flowers, with foliage from Cheery Lynn dies. This card is full of sweet, old fashioned beauty and is available in my Etsy shop, HydeParkHill.etsy.com!

Supplies and directions are below! Have a beautiful day!

Enjoy!

Eileen

birthday wishes pink and white full front view

Supplies: House of Roses 6″ x 6″ paper pad from Lemoncraft, mulberry flowers, clock face, birthday wishes die and leaves from Cheery Lynn, Prima Marketing Doily die cut, 110# white cardstock, 80# white cardstock, adhesive- both hot glue and dries clear liquid, dimensional foam, faux pearls, peeled paint Distress Ink, faux rhinestones, lace, distress-it all machine.

Directions: Using heavy white cardstock, make a 5.5″ square card base, select two pieces of complimentary paper from “House of Roses” paper pad, distress the edges. Cut your die pieces. Color leaves using a foam applicator with peeled paint ink. Layer all pieces with foam dimensional tape, decorate with flowers, leaves, lace, pearls, and rhinestones.

 

 

Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate! There are so many things to celebrate in life! Birthdays are one of my favorite things. Lately, I have been combining all my hobbies into one project. (see last week’s post: Morning has Broken Petunia Canvas Project) This new project combines two hobbies–paper crafting and pottery. In a future post, I will show how I use paper crafting stamps and fusing glass together.  In this birthday card, a hand-stamped, handmade ceramic piece was added to layers of die cuts makes for a uniquely rustic and beautiful card!

Supplies and directions below!

Lets celebrate front view2

 

Products Used: HFC Classic Petunia Stamp and Die sets, HFC Petunia Paper Pad, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Stamp Mat Pad, 6”x6” white card base, dark brown cardstock, candlelight cardstock, white cardstock, vellum, 140# watercolor paper, Staz-on Timber brown, Distress ink: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, faux pearls, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders Victorian Medallion 2, water brush, hot glue gun, “Let’s Celebrate” sign (see special note at the end of directions)

Instructions: Cut a 6”x 6” white card base, cut brown cardstock 5.75” x 5.75”, cut a paper pad paper 5.5” x 5.5”, cut one Victorian Medallion 2 out of the vellum- cut in half. Cut a Fleur de Elegance from candlelight paper and cut 3 more times from white cardstock and layer and adhere them together to make a stiff background piece. Cut the middle die from the Fleur set from watercolor paper 2 times- stamp one with the “It’s your Birthday” stamp in Staz-on Timber Brown ink. Stamp the petunia bouquet 3 times on watercolor paper with Staz-on Timber Brown. Color with Distress Ink colors, let dry, die cut and layer the 3 pieces with dimensional foam adhesive. Stamp the petunia corner stamp 4 times on watercolor paper with timber brown, color with distress inks and die cut. Stamp the petunia vine 1 time on watercolor paper with timber brown and color with distress inks, and die cut. Layer all your pieces starting with the brown, pink, medallion (cut in half so it sticks out from the sides of the frame) put the corner petunia pieces in, the middle piece, the side vine, the large bouquet. Adhere the piece to the card base. Assemble the inside of the card: Cut 1 piece of petunia paper pad 5.5” x 5.5”, put two corner petunia vines in opposite corners. Put the Fleur middle piece that was stamped with “It’s your Birthday” in the middle. Decorate front and inside with faux pearls. Give to a friend!

Special Note: The “Let’s Celebrate” sign was made with the HFC stamp and stoneware clay. I rolled out a piece of clay, stamped it, cut it out to look like a rustic woodland sign and gave it some wood texture with a carving tool. It was dried flat for a week, then bisque fired, then stained with iron oxide and fired to cone 5 in a kiln. If you don’t have access to pottery kiln, you can use polymer clay or layer 3 pieces of chipboard. There are always creative ways to achieve a similar look!

Let’s Celebrate!

Eileen

Lets celebrate front viewLets celebrate close up2Lets celebrate sideviewLets celebrate inside

 

Heartfelt Creations Semifinalist!

I am so excited to announce I have been chosen as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalist! This has been long term dream of mine!

Below are the three projects I submitted! Birch Bark and Roses, 2 Lovely Doves Wedding Card and He is Risen Dogwood Card. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. If you keep scrolling, there are other blog posts with supplies and directions for two of these projects.

Please take a moment to vote for me! Here is the link to the Heartfelt Creations Blog Post about voting for the semifinalists! https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced

 

Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for voting!

Have a crafty day!

Eileen

Birch Bark and Roses

Here is a lovely card I made as part of my application to be a Heartfelt Creations Design Team member. Next week I will find out if I made it to the semi-final round. It’s been a busy new year! Here’s to hoping spring will be here soon! 🙂

A few years ago I was walking in the woods on the farm where my husband grew up in northern Minnesota. I found some amazing pieces of birch bark. I gathered some hoping one day I would be inspired to create something. I used some of it to cover the roof of a cedar birdhouse. The rest of it I saved until this week when I made this lovely woodsy card full of flowers and bark and dripping with hope of spring! This would be a beautiful piece to display in a shadow box frame!

Supplies and directions for how to make this lovely piece of art are below!

 

6” x 6” Birch Bark Rose Card:

Supplies:

HFC Classic Rose Stamps and Dies, Flowering Dogwood and Doves Stamp and Dies, Classic Rose Vines Stamps and Die, Raindrops on Roses Die, Delightful Daisies Die (leaf), dries clear adhesive, hot glue, Cold Press 140# watercolor paper (I use Strathmore), 110# White cardstock, Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Concord Grape, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Staz-On Ink: Timber Brown, tree bark stencil, modeling paste, pallet knife, score board, paper trimmer, flower shaping tool, water brush, an interesting piece of real birch bark. Be sure to use 110 # heavy cardstock for the base, as this is a heavy card. (Some paper is labeled 110# index cardstock, this is not the same weight cardstock as 110# cardstock).

Directions:

Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” piece of watercolor paper. Stencil with bark stencil and modeling paste, set aside to dry. Cut a 6”x 6” hinged cardstock card base from 110# white cardstock. To make a hinged 6” x6” card, cut one piece 6” x 6”, cut another 6” x 7” and score one inch in, fold it, and adhere it to the other piece. Cut one Raindrops on Roses piece and cut it in half. Cut one 5.75” x 5.75” piece from the Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, I used the deep purple/grape color piece. Using Staz-On Timber Brown stamp all your roses, vines, dogwood cascade, and daisy leaves on a large piece of watercolor paper, cut with coordinating dies, color with Distress Ink, shape while wet with flower shaping tools, set aside to dry. Assemble all your flowers and glue together. Distress your bark stenciled piece. Do a dry run with your pieces and see how you like them and how you want to put them together. (Each birch bark piece is different, if you don’t have birch bark available, you can use birch bark paper or another alternative. Then, layer and adhere all the pieces. Enjoy!

 

Happy Crafting and have a beautiful weekend!

Eileen