Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday with a 'Flower Box card'

This week, a adorable window flower box...aren't the flowers just to die for...lol
They are going to be well used in other projects!


HCDP1-281 Winters Eve paper collection
HCPC-3794 Window Frame stamp set
HCD1-7148 Window Frame die set
HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers stamp set
HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers die set
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements die set

Other Products Used:
Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm, Nuvo Crystal Drops Glossy-Pale Gold
Diamond stickles, Hot Glue Gun, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Scissors, Ruler, Black Archival Ink, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick distress inks, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Organza Ribbon, Misti, Glue dot.


Instructions:
The finished size of this tent fold card is 5 1/4 ” x 5 1/4 “ (13.5 cm x 13.5 cm )
Make the card base with the white card stock. Find the blue design paper in the Winters Eve collection. Cut two layers of matting papers, about 1/4 “ ( .5 cm ) smaller  than the card base and the two matting layers. Taking the stamp and die sets for the window box fillers. Stamp, die cut, colour and shape. Apply the black and gold crystal drops to the flower centres and put aside to dry. Die cut x 2 the window box and ink the box edges. Adhere the flower slot piece to the front inside of the box, adhere the flowers and leaves to the slots with the hot glue gun. When the slots are full and you are happy with the arrangement, adhere the rest of the box together. This flower box has a back and will be closed on all sides. Die cut and ink the window fancy boarder, adhere across the flower box base. Die cut x 2 both the fancy frame and the ? circle dollies. Apply the Broken China ink also to these edges. Arrange and adhere to the matting then adhere the flower box in it’s place. Make a bow from the ribbon. Adhere a ribbon band across the front of the matting at the base of the flower box. Adhere the bow with a glue dot. To finish, apply a little Diamond stickles to the blue flower petals.


You can see the placement for the ribbon in this photo.


Love these cute little flowers!


Inky scrappy hugs...till next time.
Sussipoppins
OXO

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, introducing the new 'WINTERS EVE' collection!

Hi,  this week is a new collection full of goodness and wonder...
...thats just the top of the ice berg...believe me as the month goes on...
...it just gets better and better...wait and see!
This Wednesday I start with a winter card...I could not resist the cute little Reindeer family
and the spruce trees from a older collection...the main feature of this card...
...the new window frame from the 'WINTERS EVE' collection to make the card front pop.



Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:

HCDP1-281 Winters Eve paper collection
HCPC-3794 Window Frame stamp set
HCD1-7148 Window Frame die set
HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers stamp set
HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers die set
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements die set

Other Products Used:
Zutter Bow it all, Organza ribbon, Diamond Stickles, Heat Gun, Misti, Bone folder,
Water colouring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Ruler, Black Archival Ink, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint Distress inks, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, White drying glue.

Instructions: 
The finished size of this tent fold card is 5 1/4 “ x 5 1/4” (13.5 cm x 13.5 cm) 
Taking the white card stock make the tent fold card base. The two matting papers are found in the paper collection, blue and green stripes. Cut the first layer a little smaller than the card base, the second about 1/4 ” (.5cm) smaller than the first matting layer.  Ink the edges with the Peeled paint ink then distress the edges. 


Taking the white card stock stamp and die cut the spruce trees x 3, snowflakes x 4, mistletoe x 4. Bring colour to the die cuts. 


Add the Red Berry crystal drops to the berries. Apply white drying glue to the spruce trees for snow then apply glitter to the glue before it dries to give a glittery snow effect. Same effect to be seen below on the window.

Taking again the white card stock stamp and die cut the window frame x 7. 
Find the small animal winter scene in the paper collection. Cut the scene out so you can make 3 layers between the window frames. Adhere the first 2 window frames to the snow and tree background. ( There will be two frames between each layer. ) Arrange the fussy cut trees and animals between each frame layer to make a 3d scene, when pleased with the scene adhere in place. ( For a deeper 3d effect you could add 2 extra window frames between the layers ) Apply the white drying glue and glitter to the window frame and ledge.


Make a bow from the ribbon. Arrange and adhere all the embellishments made on to the card matting then card front. To finish apply the diamond stickles to the snowflakes.


I hope you get enough of those close ups to be able to make this card. A great winter card for those cozy snowy days...think of wishing some one a great winter sport vacation...or just because you want to add to a box of chocolates gift...may be some one went that extra mile and cleaned the snow off the car or pathway...or just because you want to put a smile on the face of someone you love.
Who really needs a excuse to play with these great toys anyway!
...it's called art from the heart.... 
Sussipoppins love and hugs
have a scrappy inky day...till next time
OXO


Monday, August 7, 2017

My 1st posting with CRAFTERS COMPANION product...you got it...a slider card

Hi, you can find this slider card in real life at store here in Nederland, 
I give work shops there, so if you are in the area, drop in or go on line. A great store for the card makers in this world.



This is what I have been promising you...a long awaited post for Crafters Companion
This is a card I made with a few of their dies....to die for!
If you like lace and pretty things...this is for you.
Have fun.

CRAFTERS COMPANION PRODUCT LIST:
Card stock: Crafters Companion A4 Centra Pearl hint of silver/gold x2
Diesire Dies: Create-a-card Grand Entrance, English country garden- arch edge, 
Edgeables- Victoriana 
Other product:
Scrap-berrydesign paper : pink, yellow  x2 each, project life x1
Card-stock: Green, Yellow x2 each
Sizzix-657492 Tattered Pinecone
Creative Expressions-CED1447 Orange blossom leaves
Distress Inks-Victorian velvet, Peeled paint
Nuvo Mousse-Cosmic brown, Indian gold
Tools:Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Fussy cutting scissors, Balling tools and mat, Ruler, Scoreboard
Bone folder, Craft sheet, Scissors, Paper cutting machine or knife, Large flat water colouring brush and water, Double sided tape, Double sided foam tape, Clear drying glue, Ribbon

INSTRUCTIONS:
Go HERE to find how to make the basic slider card.

Make the slider card base using the A4 card stock. Make folds at 6 cm twice. Make this into valley and hill fold.

Slider 4cm x 8cm and slider strip 8cm x 3 cm punch a ½ circle to the middle of the strip. 

Cut the card front at 17cm x 17 cm. 

All matting is cut 4mm smaller than the card stock. Cut the matting for the card back, 
front foot and slider

Cut the boarders x4 each apply the mousse, both colours.

Make the gate box. (The sides of the box are 1cm.) Add 1 cm to each side plus 1.5 for the under fold. 

Cut x2 fence. The second fence cut will be only to support the fence gate as it opens. 

Cut a yellow design paper the finished size of the box. This will be the box bottom.

Adhere the box together.

Apply the mousse to the fence. 

Adhere the ribbon at the join across the gate on both sides.

Cut the project life paper or use a photo. Apply to the edges of the paper, mousse. Adhere with 3d   double-sided tape to the inside of the box.

When adhering the layers use double sided foam tape and glue between the layers and boarders

Make the roses and leaves, shape and apply with the hot glue gun


Showing the left and right side of the box with the roses.


Below the ribbon closing the gate


The gate opened




Details of the roses inside the box with the gate opened.


All tied up


You can be looking forward to more projects using the Crafters Companion products. What I like is I can also use Heartfelt Creations product to complement...now thats a win win!
Sussipoppins inky hugs...till next time.
OXO




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday with...cardinals on wheels


Hello all. 
Today I have for you what I called "Cardinals on Wheels" card. I find these little birds so cute! Framed with the gorgeous lace half circle dollies frame.
Enjoy.

HCPC-3792 Festive Holly cling stamp set

HCD1-7146 Festive Holly die set

Other Products Used:
 Zig clean color real brush pens: 024, 026, 052, 022, 041, 047, 096, 065, 075. Other: Clear crackle paint, Diamond Stickles, Heat Gun, Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Ruler, Coffee Archival Ink, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti, Dove puffy paint-white.

Instructions:
The finished size of this card is 5” x 7” (17.7cm x 12.6cm)
Take the white cardstock and make a book fold card base.  Find the red and the red-brown design paper in the collection and cut matting papers a little smaller than the other. Distress all the edges. Taking the water brush, bring water to the edges then curl and roll as seen in the photo.
From the red-brown paper cut the front banner 5” x 2.1/4” (13.5cm x 6cm) 
Work the edges the same as the other matting papers. 
Apply clear crackle paint to this layer then put aside to air dry. 
Taking the red design paper cut x2 dollies and the 4 banners. 
Using the white cardstock, stamp, color and die cut the cartwheel. Stamp and cut an extra cartwheel, fussy cut the birds and color them, these will be added as a second layer to the birds when given a little shape. Adhere the two cartwheel shapes together. Taking the whitest colored design paper, stamp the flowers also two med sized flower shapes for the leaves, enough for 3 small flowers with two layers. Color, die cut and give shape to these. Apply the white frosting and using the heat gun to fix the powder. Apply the puffy paint to the wheel as snow then the white frosting powder. Use the heat gun to dry. Adhere the extra layer to the birds. Order of placement and gluing: adhere the dollies in place, the red-brown banner using 3d foam tape-dots. Trim to fit, tuck under and adhere the red banners, two to each side of the red-brown banner. Adhere the wheel with 3d foam tape-dots.
Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves with the hot glue gun under and around the wheel. To finish apply the diamond stickles to the berries.



These poinsettias are my favourite winter flower...laden with snow...they really give the chilly crispy winter feeling to come later in the year. Remember the hot chocolate and marshmallows in front of a crackling open fire but until then we are making the most of and enjoying the sunshine and all it has to offer.

With that thought....I wish you all a happy scrappy inky day.
Inky hugs Sussipoppins





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday again with a Heartfelt Creations candy gift box morning....


Hi....all ready for those winter months of treats?, who doesn't like chocolate?
Chocolate is extra special if it's all nicely wrapped up with a bow....
great as a thank you gift or just because.... 



Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:

Other Products Used: Zig clean colour real brush: 046, 043, 098, 260, 024
Coffee Archival ink, Diamond Stickles, Bone folder, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun
Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Green organza ribbon, Misti, Crop-a-dial, Dove puffy paint-white

Click HERE to see the video on making the poinsettias.



Instructions:
The finished size of this tag box 4 1/4 ” x 3” (10.5 cm x 7 cm)
Taking the red design paper, gift box and the tag die, first make the box base. Die cut 2x the tag. Taking the design paper with the red swirls, make a tag a little smaller than the die.  
Stamp the images for the Poinsettias and the background shapes from the Berry Jingle sets. 
Trim away the birds and discard or save for another project.
Colour and bring shape to the poinsettias. Once colour, puffy paint and glitter have been added to the images adhere the two twig pieces from the bird image to the tag, leaving space so they will show above the flowers when placed. Adhere the other image on top. Once the poinsettias have been shaped, adhere with the hot glue gun to the tag. Adhere this smaller tag to the red tag then to the gift box base. Taking the crop-a-dile, make 2 holes next to each other so the ribbon can be threaded through them and make the bow  with long trailing ends.


A birds eye view of the timed twig once it is adhered in place.


Such an easy way to wrap a small gift that looks like you spent hours doing it. They won't throw the wrapping away...lol.
Don't you just love those poinsettias? 
Till next week, scrappy happy inky hugs from Sussipoppins
OXO





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday... "Thinking of You" card

Hi, welcome to another week of the "Festive Holly" collection.
I have for you today a pretty, all bowed up, "Thinking of You" card.


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:

HCDP1-280 Festive Holly paper collection

HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling stamp set

HCD1- 7145 Festive Holly & Cardinals die set

HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday die set

HCSD1-2012 Elegant Sentiments stamp and die set (limited edition)

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

DDOTS  Double Dots/3d foam squares

359760 Gold Embossing powder

RPEJ685 White embossing powder

159723 Designer Clear Drying Glue

SMP001 stamp Pad Mat
 
173842 Score-Pal

24125  Crystal Lacquer

359848 Spellbinders Tool N’ one

HCPP2-451 White card-stock 14.5 oz

HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers pack of 6

85 glitter

Other Products Used:
Zig Clean Colour real brush 041,047,093,024, 026,052,260,022
Coffee archival ink, Diamond stickles, Heat Gun, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Paper distressing tool, Hole pricking tool, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided tape, Double sided foam tape, Green ribbon, Misti, Zutter bow maker, Glue dot,


Instructions:
The finished size of this card is 5.5”x 8.5”  (14cm x 21.5cm) Start by making a book fold card base using the finished measurements. Finding and taking the red design paper from the collection cut a little smaller than the card front. Finding and taking the design paper with the bell print on it. Cut this 1/4 ” smaller than the red paper. Distress both paper edges and adhere to the card front with 3d foam tape or foam dots to give height. Taking the left over paper cut 2 dollies using the Festive Holiday dolly die. 

Taking the Festive Holly & Cardinals stamp and die set, stamp colour and die cut the images. Stamp and die cut the sentiment from the Elegant Sentiments combo set (limited edition). 


Make a bow to fit the card front. Adhere to the card with the glue dot or hot glue gun. 


Take the dollies and cut one to fit in the lower right corner. Apply a little of the green colour from the Zig pens to the edges, do the same for the remaining dolly. Tuck the half dolly under the ribbon as seen in the photo and adhere in place. Adhere the cut dolly to the corner. 


Taking the Cardinals and holly leaf images, bring a little shape to them then adhere in place. Trimming as needed. Apply glitter to the sentiment, when dry adhere to the card front with a hot glue gun.
See ya next week with more chilly winter warm ups....lol
Till then, you know it, Sussipoppins scrappy inky hugs
OXO




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Introducing the Heartfelt Creations new "FESTIVE HOLLY" collection

A chilly snowy winter card using these darling Cardinals...what a cute adorable pair!


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:


Other Products Used: Spellbinder dies: S4-112 Ovals 3.3/8 “ x 1/2” Matting basics.
 Zig clean colour real brush: 024, 026, 052, 022, 041, 047, 093. Other: Coffee Archival ink, Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Paper distressing tool, Hole pricking tool, Scissors, Ruler, Peeled Paint distress ink, Hot glue gun, Glue dot, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Organza ribbon, Misti, Dove Craft puffy paint-white.


Instructions: for "Best Wishes" card 
The finished size of this card is 7”x 10” (17.5 cm x21.5 cm ) 
Taking the white card-stock make a book fold card base. Find and taking the design paper from the collection, use the basic matting spellbinder dies to make the 2 layers of matting. Use the largest size die and a smaller size. Distress the edges of both paper cuts. Taking the dolly die and the oval die, cut 2 dollies and an oval. Taking the embossing powder sprinkle a little on the top matting layer and oval. From under the paper, apply the heat to melt the powder. This will give you a look of falling snow. If you do it from the top the powder will blow away. 


Cut extra ovals from the white card stock and adhere to the finished design paper oval. Apply to the edges of the oval peeled paint ink. Adhere both matting layers to the card front then the 2 dollies to form a frame for the oval. Adhere the oval with the 3d foam dots. Stamp, colour and die cut the cardinals x 2.  For one of the cuts trim away the birds and discard. Apply the puffy paint to the snow and finish with glitter before it dry’s.


Make a triple bow and adhere with a glue dot across the lower front of the card. Make the sentiment applying the glitter by using the clear drying glue. Adhere the cardinals to the oval and a twig behind the oval. Tuck and adhere the twigs in and around the bow.

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I hope you had fun scrolling down having a birds eye view with this weeks winter card.....now for my  fun good news...

I had the opportunity to join the Crafters Companion Design Team here in Nederland! (Holland)
Now what do you think I did?
...a hint...my darling husband always says I can't say NO!...I say...no, the problem is,
I don't want to say NO...lol
I have been so caught up in the excitement since last week Thursday when I met the team and all was official, (until then I was not going to count the chickens before they hatched) I have been juggling my crafting time on the calendar to fit everything in and making room in my studio cave to fit and file all those yum toys so I can find them in a jiffy.
 I have not had the time to a post as promised with the news... But don't worry it's coming...just got to edit a few photos and do a written. Not my most fav job...lol.

Here is a sneaky peak of what I have crafted with a few dies as a sample for the store
Handmade Hobby.


The real life sample can be found at the store 'Handmade Hobby' so if you are in the area pop in and take a look at the goodies they have in stock there...or pop on over and take a look at the workshops they have available at a very affordable price! I give a workshop once a month there. So I am not kidding when I say I'm juggling my time....lol
Handmade have a special on with some of the Crafters Companion dies and matching stamps.
We all love special...right.
With that thought...I am sending inky hugs and wishing you all a scrappy week...
till then, sussipoppins love,
Susan