It is still winter here in Indiana, and I love seeing the sparkle of new snow (although I am patiently waiting for spring). I thought I would share my cards using Heartfelt Creations Merry and Bright Collection. The glittering snow in them just sparkles. This card has an extra surprise with a shaker box on the front flap. Hidden inside there is another card.
These are additional cards created with the Merry and Bright Collection.
I arranged the flower and leaves on the pocket and added a few strands of pearls. Then finished it off with a floating butterfly, a sentiment charm, and bow made of twine. It’s ready for a gift card, some chocolates or little gift.
This is a 6″ x 6″ card with a white cardstock base. I added a card front cut from the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection. I repeated the process for creating the flowers and leaves. This time I added a bit of glitter to the flowers before attaching them to the card. Completing the card with a Happy Birthday sentiment.
in my dreams at least. Here in Northwest Indiana we are in the middle of a snow storm.
I had fun using the Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Collection to create this miniature flower pot. I used a small candle cup for the pot and the smallest flowers and leaves. A toothpick was used to attach the banner.
When started shaping the flowers, I didn’t have any problems shaping the flower buds. It took a bit more to figure out how attach it to the stem, but when I thought of the shape at the top stem as a seat (it reminded me of the seat on an old tractor pedal car we had growing up, I think it might still be in the attic). I still wasn’t happy with the way the flower was looking. Tulip leaves don’t stick out to the sides like arms, the wrap around the stems. So I took a piercing tool and wrapped the stem around it to form a tube. Then from the back, I pinched the leaves where they join stem to the front. I added a bit of glue to hold the leaves in front.
Now I am in love with the tulip. You can also pinch the leaves to the back of the flower stem.
For this 6″ x 6″ I used the smallest tulips and some of the filler flowers in the coffee pot. The background paper is the back of the center square.
These cards where part of a Make-n-Take at Cafe Crop in Merrillville, Indiana.
Thanks for stopping by to Tiptoe through the Tulips.
These cards were created for a class at Cafe Crop in Merrillville, IN.
The background of the first card was created with Ranger’s Distress Oxides. Then Color Bursts were used to paint the butterflies with clear glitter for that sparkle.
The second card the large butterfly was cut out using the matching die. I like how the dies are sized to match many of the images in the papers. A few large peach peonies were added to hide the blank space (left from cutting out the butterfly) and to provide a place for the butterfly to perch.
The last card uses the Decorative Medallion to create at trellis for the flowers to grow on and the butterflies to rest. These were so much fun to create.
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. It’s been a crazy few months in my world. We have been busy getting our daughter moved to be with her husband, who just happens to be stationed in Hawaii. (Guess where we are planning our next vacation.) I have become a regular at the local post office. Then I needed to finish cleaning, sorting and putting things away. I think we have started to settle into a new normal. I still have a few boxes to ship.
I have been using the Heartfelt Creations Stamps, Dies and Papers since since January 2017. One of my favorite to work with are the Dogwoods because they are so versitle. Flowers can be created with one or more layers. They also are great when created with vellum.
Here I recycled a heart shaped tea box. I first covered the box with paper from the collection. I stamped, die cut and colored the flowers using Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Abandoned Coral. For the leaves I used Peeled Paint. I even inked the back of the flowers.
I rolled some of the petals around the stamens to create a few flower buds. I added the dove, with an extra wing for dimension. I added clear glitter to the flowers and the dove.
Here are a few other cards I created with the Dogwood Stamps and Dies. These were stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
These were stamped on pink vellum with white pigment inked and embossed with white embossing powder.
Here I created a classic Christmas card using Santa and Reindeer, Merry Christmas 2017, and From Our House to Yours. All Stamped with Delicata Silver Ink, no heat embossing needed. These would be quick and easy cards to make, but the recipients would be thrilled.
I can finally share what I have been hard at work on for the last 2 weeks! This card set is perfect for Tina. It is the new Tea Set Clear Stamps and coordinates with the Coffee Cup Die Set. The circles are from the Scallop Circle Nesting Die Set. I even colored the envelopes to match with colored pencils. I used a post-it note mask to create the overlapping cups.