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

 

Thinking of You

When you need a “thinking of you” card to encourage a friend going through a difficult time or as a sympathy card to don’t want it too fussy. Here is a lovely one that isn’t too over the top. 🙂

TOY Purple full front

Supplies: 5.5″ square card base, lilac paper, white cardstock, seam binding ribbon, mulberry flowers, Cheery Lynn “thinking of you” die cut, Tattered lace corner swirl, Spellbinders square (discontinued), rhinestone bling, 5.25″ background swirl die (unknown)

Directions: layer die cuts on card base with dimensional foam, use hot glue for the flowers, make a seam binding ribbon 3 loop bow attach with hot glue, add bling, double matt inside. Done. Lovely!

If you would like to purchase this card, it can be found in my  hydeparkhill.etsy.com store.

Have a beautiful day!

Eileen

TOY Purple full frontTOY Purple

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

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.