Saturday, 17 March 2018

Creative Team - Shabby Chic Wedding Card & Box

Shabby Chic Wedding Card & Box

By Creative Team Member - Cheryl Peterie



12” x 12” Smooth White Cardstock (x3 sheets)
White Paper Flowers
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies & Stamps - Sage & Grace
Archival Ink - Olive & Rose Madder
Satin Ribbon
Sticky Pearls
Plastic Acetate 4½” x 5½” piece
Basic tool kit (trimmer, scissors, double sided Tape, pencil, tweezers etc)
Glue, Foam Tape
Craft Tray
Washi Tape (for holding dies in place)
A4 Die Cutting Machine
Crafters Companion The Ultimate Pro


(NB: Nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)
For the Card:
From one of the 12”x 12” sheets cut a 6” x 12” card base fold in half & score.
Roughly colour 28 small white paper flowers with Archival Ink - Rose Madder & a finger dauber, 18 flowers need to be coloured both sides.
To make the buds use the flower shaping kit to shape the flowers by rolling the ball stylus to the centre of the flower repeat with 18 of the double sided coloured flowers (two petals = one bud) apply glue to the centre tips of the petals & pinch to form a ball, add glue to the centre of the second petal as well as the centre tips place the 1st flower ball into the centre & again pinch into a ball repeat to make 9 buds.
To make the roses, place the single sided coloured flowers colour side down & press each petal turn over & press down in the centre of the flower & adhere a bud to the centre.

Trim the ”Miss Betty”  blue dots Paper  to 5¾” x 5¾” & attach to the front of the card base leaving an even border.
From the cream lacy paper nest the No.2 & No.3. Decorative Oval Dies & cut to make a frame, on the remaining paper stamp the Sage & Grace leaves with Archival Ink - Olive & colour with Distress Ink - Forest Moss & a finger dauber & cut out with the matching die.
From the white glossy doily paper cut the Bride & Groom image.
Use the following pieces from the paper pack.
Attach the two brackets to the top of the card one lower than the other.
Attach the scallop border to the bottom of the card front.
Attach the tag to the left side & adhere a sticky pearl to the top of the tag, next the circle “XO” under the bottom of the tag.
Adhere the N0.3 frame to the centre of the card front, mount the bride & groom with foam tape to the bottom of the oval frame, mount the “Congratulations” sentiment with foam tape over the tag.
Adhere three leaves, four roses & two buds around the oval frame.
Tie a bow from the satin ribbon & adhere to the left side of the frame under the roses.

For the Box:

From the other two sheets of 12” x 12” white cardstock cut two 7½” x 7½” squares.
Using the Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro place the base square along the top edge of the box base side & score on the 1st score line repeat on all sides of the box base (it’s a good idea to pencil mark base/lid & erase once assembled), then turn the Ultimate Pro around to the box lid side place the lid square along the top edge & score on the 1st score line repeat on all sides of the lid, make one cut from each corner to form the tabs.


Place (Do Not Stick) the other full square of the ”Miss Betty”  blue dots Paper  to the front of the box lid, hold in place with washi  tape line up the No. 3 & No. 4 Decorative Oval to cut the hole from the centre (blue frames not used).

Attach the plastic acetate with double sided tape to the front of the lid.

Turn the lid to the inside & adhere the tabs to form a box lid, the same can be done to the base
From the other piece of cream lacy paper nest the No.3 & No.4 Decorative Oval Dies & cut to make a frame, only using the outer frame adhere to the acetate inside the oval cut out.

Attach the blue dots Paper to the front of the lid lining up the frame cut out.
Using glue adhere two leaves to the top left corner with one rose & two buds, then gift wrap with extra satin ribbon.







Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Creative Team - Love Bird Card

Love Birds Card

By Creative Team Member - Helen Cooke



Silks Acrylic Glaze : ‘Emperor’s Gold’
Ivory card
Die Cutting Machine 


Take the single piece of ivory card (105mm x 148mm), put inside the Ornate Heart die cut and emboss, and run through the die cutting machine.  This die embosses and cuts at the same time.
Adhere the die cut ivory card to the glitter card using double-side foam tape to add depth.  Using double-sided tape, adhere the glitter card to the folded ivory.
Paint the wooden bird and feather with ‘Emperor’s Gold’ Silks Acrylic Glaze and once dry, spritz with the Cadence Shake & Gilt to add extra shimmer.
Arrange the flowers, feather and bird and when happy with the placement, glue into place with Glossy Accents.  Set aside to allow glue to dry


Monday, 12 March 2018

Creative Team - See the Beauty Mixed Media Art Journal Page

See the Beauty - Mixed Media Art Journal Page

By Creative Team Member - Dani Choate


Cadence Mixed Media Acrylic Spray - light purple
Cadence Diamond Metallic relief paste - mint green
Cadence Matt Shabby Chic relief paste - light mint green
Cadence Liquid Pearls Fluorescent Pink
Cadence Mini hearts stencil - CADMA21
Crafts 4U Leafy Branch Die - 70038
Crafts 4UHoneycomb Chicken wire Frame - 10191
Plain black lightweight card
Plain lemon lightweight card
Plain orange lightweight card
Simply Dies - 3leaves die - SDQZ0025
Simply Dies  -Birds on a Branch die - SDSE7018
Vicky Boutin - All The Good Things paper - Blossom to Awesome
Kaisercraft -Wood veneer Hanging Birdcage - FL544
Rosie's Studio -Wood veneer Whimsy Words
Authentique - 'Petite Diction' sticker words
Lawn Fawn - LawnCuts - Custom craft die - 'i love you'
Little Birdie -Pearl Florettes (Tropical Starburst)
Little Birdie -Pearl Florettes (Celeste)
Little Birdie  -Pearl Florettes (Classic)
Porta Craft - mini rinestones
Dylusions Square Journal
Sakura Pigma Micron pen - .005
450 glue
Tombow Monoliquid glue
Pink thread


- Start with blank double page. You will be working lengthwise within the book.
- Spray and splat Cadence Mixed Media Ink randomly over the page

- Once dry, tape the Cadence heart stencil (MA21) so that the bottom edge will not be even
- Stencil down the middle of the journal page using Cadence Style Matt relief paste in light mint green

- Die cut - 3x leafy branch die (in black)
                   - 2x leaf die (in black)
                   - 1x honeycomb frame die (in orange)
                   - 1x honeycomb frame die (in lemon)
                   - 2x Lawn Cuts 'i love you' die (in black)
                   - 1x bird on a branch (in black)
- Fussy cut a number of flower clusters out of the Vicki Boutin paper and some extra leaves
- Arrange the flowers from the paper and pop-up some with dimensional tape and attach down to the page
- Slide black leaves and fronds underneath and around the flowers
- Cut small sections of honeycomb frame in orange and yellow and add these underneath as well, stepping each colour three times around the cluster

- Add the wood veneer title, along with the 'Petite Diction' phrase line running along the bottom line of the title
- Sit and glue one single black bird on the top side of the phrase line

- Attach a few random colours of Little Birdie small florette flowers
- Use one 'i love you' die cut and remove the end wave from it. Use it to lengthen the other 'i love you' die cut - this will be what your hanging birdcage will be attached to

- Lightly glue the long 'i love you' die to the birdcage and glue the birdcage onto the right hand page - As we are working lengthwise this will actually be the bottom page
- Use a teardrop (or any single row linear stencil) to add mint green Diamond Paste teardrops falling from the flower cluster
- Use Cadence coloured pearls to represent strings of beads falling from the bushes - also add some dots at the top of the page

- Attach rhinestones similarly alongside these other elements
- Make sure raindrops, beads and rhinestones are staggered in length
- Stuff a tangled nest of pink thread under the bottom edge of the entire cluster

- Add rhinestones to the birdcage, the 'i' in the 'i love you' die element & on the 'i' in the title
- Finally hand write the quote that ties all the elements together
" I don'task for the meaning of the song of a bird
or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful"
                                                -Pete Hamill

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Creative Team - Floral Watercolour Card

Creative Team - Floral Watercolour Card

By Creative Team Member - Yoonsun Hur



White card stock
Paint brush
Fine tip glue pen
Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


For my card today, I am featuring the C4U Rose Embossing Folder, the C4U Matted HappyDie.
I started by dry embossing roses on watercolour paper panel using the C4U Rose embossing folder. I then inked all over the embossed panel with Tattered Rose, Antique Linen Distress inks and round ink blending tool.
After ink blending, I coloured the roses & leaves with Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive Distress inks and a wet paint brush.
I die cut the word “happy” from white card stock using the C4U Matted Happy die 5 times, and then stacked them up with find tip glue pen - I made it thicker like chipboard.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!