Saturday, September 29, 2012

CottageCutz Haunted House Gift Container

 "Boo to You"!  Hello everyone and welcome to another CottageCutz project.  You know that I just adore these dies.  They are so fun to work with.  The Halloween collection is outstanding.  This week I worked with the "Gothic Gate". 
 On one of my trips to the "Dollar Tree" I had seen a Halloween Haunted House Box that I thought would be perfect for this project so I picked it up.  I used some K & Company paper to cover the box and then die cut the Gothic Gate four times and applied around the four sides of the box.  I used card stock in Halloween colors to paper piece the design.  I did apply a little black distress ink to the skeleton head.
 I decorated the roof with a Martha Stewart Iron Gate Border Punch and also around the edge of the box top with Drippy Goo.  The Ghosts and Bats were a Recollection sticker pack and the Boo Sign with the Squiggly Eyes are K & Company.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster Card

 Greetings and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster Reveal.  For my project this week I chose a card that I was inspired by on "Pinterest".  It is in Russian so I just winged it as far as the scoring.  And I am so excited that I finally got my "Martha Stewart" scoreboard that has been on my wish list for ever!!!  I love it-it has score lines every 1/8" unlike the Scorepal I had.  It's has a triangle and a nice scoring tool.  I've been giving it a work out and I love it!
 Please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for all the details on how this card was created and to see all the other design teams beautiful creations.   Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope your day is wonderful!
Other Products: Spellbinders S5-079 Persian Motifs, Spellbinders S5-042 Fleur de Lis Accents, Sparkle Spray Glitter, Gold Recollections Rhinestones, Black Stamp Pad, Sewing Machine threaded with black thread, Rangers Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Score Board, Ribbon, Black and Green Card Stock, Copic Markers of choice.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Delicate Aster Vase Card

 Welcome to another edition of Heartfelt Creation's Delicate Aster set.  Isn't this just gorgeous.  This is an image from their Delicate Aster Paper set that I cut to fit this card and dressed up with the Delicate Aster flowers.
 When I was creating this it seemed to me that it was begging for a little bit of whim and whimsy to add the feathers.  It just seems to soften the overall appeal of the image.
Here are the products I used to create this card.  Please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the directions on how to re-create this. 
Other Products: Martha Stewart Vintage Lace Punch Around the Page, Black Card Stock, White Card Stock, Stickles, Smooch Glitz Crystal, Gold Recollection Buttons, Recollection Pearls, Ribbon, Feathers, Adhesive, Foam Pad Adhesive and copic markers in your color choice
 Thank you for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the other fabulous creations by the design team.  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CottageCutz Haunted House

Look at this Haunted House.  I have been wanting a really cool Haunted House for a long time.  I have had my eye on the PSX Haunted House forever but the price of that has been outrageous on the auction boards.  But along comes this CottageCutz die and I am in love-it's perfect.
 To make the Harvest Moon I die cut the second largest circle in the Spellbinders scalloped and circle sets.  I then distress inked with Rangers Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door.  The Ghost are from my stash of K & Company Die Cuts, the pumpkins are K & Company Stickers.  The spider corners, the bats, drippy goo, and the fence are Martha Stewart punches.  The "Boo" Sentiment is a Recollection sticker.
 The haunted house and all the black card stock was painted with glitter glue and black glitter was applied.  This is that very cool die from CottageCutz that I used for the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Aster Mini Album and Window Holder

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 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for 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 

Can you tell by my project how much I loved the stamps and the paper??? It's pretty apparent isn't it.  I can't tell you how much fun I had making this album and album holder.  I have become quite addicted to shopping the thrift stores in my area for unique objects to transform into new and useful things.  This window box is one of them.
Here is the album cover for my mini album.  It is made with envelopes and a chipboard cover and back.  I have been watching some videos on how to make albums with lots of embellishments and not have them end up looking like   V    So I think I have it down and am good to go.
All the envelope have purple card stock inserts for pictures.  Plus there is a pocket on each of that side of the album that holds tags from the paper collection. 
I had so much fun coordination previous stamp releases with this paper.  Notice the birdhouse and the birds and butterflies. 
This picture shows you the envelope tags.  The flowers were so fun to make.  I used smooch glitz crystal on them for sparkle.  Would you believe I used a whole bottle plus a whole bottle of Crystal Stickles on this project...Yes I do love my bling!
This show you how I used some of the stamps that come in the set in the album
Hope you enjoyed viewing this project.  It took me about three weeks in-between my other Design Team Commitments to complete.  I enjoyed this so much and am finding myself wanting to take my art in a different direction.  I picked up something today that I am just itching to try.  Maybe next week it will be revealed-it depends if what I designed in my head really works out-that's the fun in creative inspiration!!!
 HCPC 3496 Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3497 Script Aster Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
HCPC 3477 Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Die
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die

Other Products: 7 Envelopes 3-5/8" x 6-1/2", 2 Chipboard pieces 6-1/2" x 4" for Cover, Crystal Stickles, Smooch Glitz Crystal, Want 2 Scrap Nestabling in Green & Purple, Want 2 Scrap Nested Chipboard, Purple Card Stock, White Cardstock, Recollection Gold Buttons, Spellbinders SKU S4-318 Fleur de Lis Squares, Spellbinders SKU S4-356 Floral Ovals, Satin leaf ribbon, Recollection Green Gold, & Purple Rhinestones, Large Glass Pebble, Embossing folder, Modge Podge, Rangers Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Ribbon, and Window Box Home decor accent piece for album holder, white spray paint

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Love and Marriage-Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

Love and Marriage,
 Love and Marriage,
Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage
 This I tell ya brother,
You can't have one without the other!
 Isn't this horse and carriage yummy.  I see so many uses for this super terrific die-it's not just for Weddings.  I know you have a sweet little girl in your life that would love this on a Birthday card.   In my stash of stamps I have the perfect little princess to pair with this that you will see for sure one day on this blog.  
Just look at this Wedding border.  The images are amazing in it.  It coordinates perfectly with the beautiful Celebration Cake-I think it is just so pretty.  For my card I die cut the two dies and used some glitter glue and white glitter on them to make them sparkle.  The background is just a piece of recycled corrugated  card board distressed with some Picket Fence Crackle Paint and sprinkled with more glitter.  I used some tulle for the bow and a few pearls.  Here are the dies I used:

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for taking a look at my creation.  It's the first Sunday for the start of the football season here at our house.  Can't wait for the season to start.  Go Green Bay Packers!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Pumpkin Harvest Altered Box

Hello friends and bloggers.  Today I have a project from the Classic Edition Collection for Heartfelt Creations.  It's a box that has 8 gift cards and envelopes inside.  What a fun gift idea!
I had so much fun creating this.  I purchased this box from Michael's and it was all of 80 cents or something.  I always go when they have those 20-25% off everything in the store coupons including sales items......can you tell I read those  I had it sitting on my desk for a while and thought I would make this to hold those really pretty tags that come with Heartfelt Creations Paper that matches this stamp set.  I painted the box with paint-let it dry then covered it with the paper.
The flowers were created to match the images in the paper collection.
This is the inside of the box with the little gift cards and envelopes I created.  Below are the products I used.  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the full directions with measurements on how I created this and to see the other design teams fabulous creations.

 HCPC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCPC 3453 Malabar Clematis PreCut Set
HCD 719 Cross and Lilies Die
HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut Set
125079 Ironwork Accents Shapeabilities
472123 Foliage Shapeabilities
354802 Classic Oval Lg
HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other Products: S4-356 Spellbinders Floral Oval Nestabilities, Recollection Rhinestones, Ranges Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Ribbon, Modge Podge, Copic Markers of Choice for Coloring image, Ribbon, FolkArt Metallic Antique Copper Paint, Foam Brush, Wood Box from Michael's, white card stock, corner rounder, adhesives.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Heartfelt Creations File Folder Mini Album

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Welcome to my blog.  It's a Heartfelt Creations project today using their beautiful Frost Blanket Paper, Stamps, and Dies.  This is called a File Folder Mini Album.  They are very easy to make and I know you would have fun putting one together just like I did.  At the top you can see the mini album front.  I have inserted a picture that shows you how it opens to give you an idea all the little pockets you can create.

This is the back of the mini album open.  See how much fun it is.  I used stickles to trace around all the pretty images in the paper and added lots of Martha Stewart Snowflakes.  I made the snowflakes as pull tabs for all the tags.
This is the album front folded and ready to be sent in an envelope to a treasured love one filled with pictures of you and your family.  Notice the pretty tags that are from the Frosty Paper Collection.
This is a side that has the image from the Paper Collection as the Design.
This section has two of the stamp sets
The greenery is another stamp from the collection.  It's colored with copic markers and dabbed with paint, sprinkles with glitter and pearls added.  You can find the tutorial here at MyLilTreasureTrove.  This piece folds down to store pictures.  Here are the products use:
HCPC 3493-Yultide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3490-Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3488-Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCD 724-Classic Editions Die
HCD 725-Decorative Metal Fixtures
HCD 716-Layered Elegant Swirl Die
HCDP1-225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection

Other: Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake and Large Himalayan Punch, Ek Success Morocco Lace Border Punch, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter, Martha Stewart Gold Micro Beads, Recollection Pearl Swirls, Recollection Pearl and Rhinestone Bling, Rangers Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Crystal Stickles, Copic Markers of Choice, Corner Rounder, Ribbon, 1 letter size file folder, bone folder and white card stock for snowflakes.
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  See you soon. 

Challenges Entered
Anything But A Card:  Must use a stamp or a digi 
Sparkles Christmas Challenge:  Sparkles and Bling
Addicted Stamps Challenge:  Use Lots of Bling 
Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
No matter which Challenges:  Die Cuts and Punches
Penny Black and More:  Early Christmas Makes
Robyn's Fetish:  Pearls, Swirls, and Glitter
Catch the Bug:  Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  Anything But a Card