Friday, June 16, 2017

Purse Envelope/Notelet Holder Tutorial

As promised on my Facebook Live last weekend the tutorial
for this project is now on the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE.

Create a project you can give a s a gift or sell at a craft fair! This purse is so versatile you can use it as a notelet holder or as add a wow factor and use it as an envelope to give a hand delivered card in! The measurements are different but the process is the same, follow this step by step tutorial to create both options! Have the purse ready to decorate in 20 mins!

Here is another sample for your inspiration using the Wildwood Cottage collection!

Make it as a notelet set or use smaller dimensions to fit a card!

If you are hand delivering a card add an extra wow and create this purse to 
fit a card using the card fronts from the paper pad.


Here is another other purse for your inspiration too using the Flowering Dogwood collection!

Just have fun being crafty! 

Supplies used for the Classic Petunia notelets:

Other supplies: White card, Circle punch/die

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EZ coloring tips for the Classic Wedding collection

It's Heartfelt Wednesday and we have a new release today!
Yay, I'm so excited for the Classic Wedding collection!

I put together a very very quick card as I wanted
to do a tutorial on an EZ way to colour the bride and groom for you!
Sometimes with new collections it can be daunting to know just where to
begin for your colouring. I still get the jitters when I pick up
my alchohol markers .............! 

Step 1: Stamp the image in black ink onto white card
and using a precision dauber colour the  bouquet with Brilliance Coral ink.

Step 2: Using silver ink and the precision dauber add some shading 
to the folds of the dress and the waistline.

Step 3: Colour the brides hair. As it is under a veil
don't colour it too heavily, keep it light so it looks
as though it is under the veil. I used a Dove Blender pen for this
with the Toffee Crunch ink.

Step 4: I added a little of the pink shading to the silver areas.
But not much! Using the fine tip with the dries clear glue follow the 
fold lines of the dress and veil and add dots on the bouquet and then cover in glitter.
Shake away the glitter and leave to dry.

Use your images on your wedding projects and have lots of crafty fun!

Click HERE for the whole wedding collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Decorated 3D envelopes

It's Fathers Day next weekend, so I thought I would make 
a fun decorated envelope that you can hand deliver a card in!
You can watch me on Heartfelt Creations Facebook HERE make this too!

Step 1: Using paper from the paper pad cut a piece of paper  6 1/4" x 10 3/4".
Top Tip: Cut and adhere another piece of paper to the back for a contrasting effect

Step 2: Score along the 10 3/4" side of the paper at 3/4", 5", 5 3/4" and 10"

 Step 3: Turn the paper around and score at 3/4"

Step 4: Cut between the score lines at either end in the centre along the base.

Step 5: Using a circle punch or die cut a semi circle from the centre of the front of the purse.

 Step 6:  Fold along all the score lines and adhere the base and side of the purse.

Step 7: Die cut a Tag (If you have used another piece of paper for a
contrasting effect cut another tag and adhere to the back of the first one)

Step 8: Score at 1/2" and 1 1/4" along the tag with the straight end of the tag
and fold along the lines.

Step 9: Adhere the 1/2" scored section to the inside of the back
of the envelope and ink all the edges,

Step 10: Make the flowers, I have a tutorial HERE to make them and
stamp, cut and colour the leaves.

Step 11: Die cut the pocket for the back and the tags and sentiment.
Adhere to the envelope along with the flowers and leaves.

Step 12: Cut a darker piece of paper from the pad at 4 1/4" x 1 1/2"
and a blight blue piece at 4 1/4" x 1 1/4".
Adhere the darker one to the envelope and then using 3D pads
adhere the light blue top.

Step 13: Stamp and die cut the Sentiment and adhere the flowers and leaves
to the front of the envelope.

Tip If you want to mat and layer the tags at the back of
the envelope the Luggage and Tags die layers perfectly with the
Tag from the Snow Kissed collection!

Instead of having a tag as a closing mechanism on the envelope turn it into
a bag, perfect for more feminine projects or weddings!
I have a tutorial coming soon for a notelet holder this way that you
can make as a gift or to sell too! They are a little bigger than this!

Just have fun being crafty! 

Other supplies: White card, Circle punch/die, Beads

Monday, June 05, 2017

Making Botanical Roses

I was asked how I made the flowers for my Photo Box project,
so I thought I would make a quick tutorial post!

Step 1: Stamp the Botanical Rose flower in brown ink and die cut with the 
Botanical Wings die. Colour the flower centres with ColorBox Harvest ink
and the outer of the petals with ColorBox Berrylicious ink. 

For each flower you will need two layers of the same size and one smaller
for the centres of the flowers.

Step 2: Ink the edges of the petals to create shading with the 
ColorBox Berrylicious ink.

Step 3: For the two larger layers. Mist the back of the petals and using the
  Flower Shaping Tools  shape the back of the flower.

Step 4: Turn the flower over and shape around the edge of the centre
to bring the petals upwards.

Step 5: For the smaller centre of the flower, colour the backs of the petals and
shape from the front of the petals in a straight motion to bring the flower inwards. 

Step 6: Adhere the layers together so the petals overlap the gaps on each layer.

Step 7: To make smaller individual flowers use the smaller flowers and snip
with scissors along the lines on the back.

Step 8: Turn the flower over to the back and mist and shape.

Step 9: Tun the flower to the front and using a small shaping tool 
shape the centres so the petals come upwards.

Step 10: Adhere Prills to the flower centres. Stamp, colour, cut and shape
the Classic Rose Vines to go with your flowers.

All that is left to do now is use them on your projects!
Have fun! 

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Photobox Tutorial

Oooh I had fun making this! 
Do you remember the plastic photo cubes that were popular in the 80's?
This is what inspired me to make this project! 
It's a project perfect for a gift or for your own home decor!

The pictures are of my girls, bless them, It's great as I can turn the bx 
around and easily see different photos each day!

I decorated the top but you could add a photo here too if you wanted to!
See how you can make this project too HERE on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Have lots of fun making these!
Crafty Hugsxxx

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sparkly Shoes!

Oooh I just had to share this card I made!
I was so inspired by Emma Lou's technique video HERE
I just had to have a go! Lol the idea of using it on a shoe
came to me at 3am the other morning!!!! So you know I 
couldn't sleep then don't you!!!! 

The shoe is all sparkly, I used glitter and glass shards on it!
Wow it twinkles in the light but oh it's hard to photo!!! 

I LOVE this shoe die from Heartfelt Creations, I have another idea for it 
for a FB Live so keep watching............. 

I used the Flowering Dogwood collection on my card,
you can find all the stamps and dies HERE and the gorgeous
shoe die you can find HERE.

Well the sun is shining here today so I'm off to persuade hubby
to going and buying some steak forthe BBQ! 
Lol it won't take any convincing! Enjoy your day!

Have lot's of crafty fun!!! 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Box tutorial - Perfect for Father's Day!

Here is my box tutorial as promised! 
If you missed me LIVE on Heartfelt Creations Facebook page you can watch it HERE.

As it's hard to write down measurements and listen at the same time
I thought I would put a quick written tutorial together too for you.

Step 1: Cut a piece of card 9 9/16" x 5 2/16" for the outer of the box.

Step 2: Score at 3 14/16" x 5 10/16" along the long side of the card.
As you can see in the picture above if you are using the Score Pal 
score along the line between the 3 3/4" and 4" lines and the one 
between the 5 1/2" and 5 3/4" lines.

Step 3: Cut the following pieces and adhere to the outer wrap of the box.
2 x card front for the box lid and base
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the inner of the lid.
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the back of the base.
1 x 5 2/16" x 1 3/4" for the outer side.
1 x 5 2/26" x 1 3/4" for the inner side.

Step 4: Cut a piece of card 6 3/4" x 8" to make the box and score at 1 3/4"
on all of the sides of the card. 

Step 5: Cut small triangles from the corners to create tabs as in the picture above.

Step 6: Fold along all the score lines and adhere the tabs to the sides to form the box and 
adhere to the outer wrap. TOP TIP: Place heavy things inside the box
while it is drying to ensure a firm and complete adhesion. 

Step 7: Cut the following pieces and adhere them to the box.
1 x 3 2/16 x 4 6/16 piece for the base of the box.
4 x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" for the longer sides of the box.
4 x 5" x 1 3/4" for the shorter sides of the box.

TIP: When cutting the inner pieces cut them 1/16" shorter (1 mark on your cutting guide)
This will mean they fit better as the insides are just fractionally shorter.

TOP TIP: When adhering the shorter side pieces both inside and out
create an overlap for the side pieces to go over as in the pic above.
This will give you no gaps in your covering! Make sure 
you glue the shorter sides first! 

Step 8: To create the wrap around to hold the box closed cut a
12" x 1 1/2" piece of paper and three of the paper ribbons.

Step 9: Adhere the paper ribbons to the wrong side of the wrap around,
but leave an area unglued to the side that will come up around the box 
to add the magnet to later on.

Step 10: Cut two of the centres from the card fronts and glitter.
Adhere one to the wrap around strip (NOT the end that is left unglued)
and tape a magnet to the left hand side centrally.

Step 11: Adhere the other card front to the back of the other one.

Step 12: Place your wrap around so the card front piece sits over the 
one on the top of the box and wrap the paper around the box one side at a time.
Folding the paper as you go to ensure a snug fit. 

Step 13: Tape the magnet right side up so that they attract to the wrap around
piece of paper. A good way is to place it on the other magnet first and mark
on the wrap around where it needs to go. 
Adhere the rest of the wrap around papers together 

Step 14: Cut a sentiment from the paper pad.

Step 15: Make your flowers and leaves and glitter them and adhere them to your box wrap!
See how to make these flowers in this video HERE.

Here is another box  I made this time using the Everyday Heroes collection
and making it personalised by using photos! 

I made it in exactly the same way 
as above! I did cut out the centres of the card fronts and placed the 
photo's behind them to make them look like frames. 

TOP TIP: If you do this ink around the inside where you have cut to get rid 
of the white of the paper! On this one I used brown ink as it had a 
brown line where I was cutting.

The top of the box when you open it has another photo too on it! 
And I left the back of the wrap so words could be written on it.

I made a little pocket on the inside of the box and added some
journaling pieces from the paper pad and a sentiment.
To make the pocket cut a smaller piece in length and glue only on the 
left, right and bottom sides. 

I then decorated the front with Botanical Roses and a ticket from the paper pad.

The photo's are of my Grandfather, he would have loved this!
Both my Grandparents are still an inspiration to me not just in my crafting but in life too.
This personalised box would be perfect for Father's Day! 

Have lots of crafty fun!