Thursday, April 16, 2015

"You're an Everyday Hero"

Have you got an "Everyday Hero" in your life?

I am sure every one has one.
Kiki (mum) and Lune (baby). Both of them are, an everyday hero. They live everyday with Lune's disabilities, but she is so loved....everyday! She is one of my Heroes....they both are....
Another way you can use this collection, it does not have to be only for the male heroes in our lives.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our website: 

Other Products: Box cardboard, 2 mm cardboard. Ranger: Coffee Archival ink. Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint distress ink. Foam Ink tool. Stardust Stickles. Sanding Paper. Watercolor brush. Water mister. SUP: A4 Naturals white card stock, seam binding ribbon Very Vanilla. Other: Memory Box rings and puddles #88500 mask.. Viva Decore: Inka Gold 918. Rayher: Deco Art medium paste. Doublesided tape. 3d double sided foam tape 

Instructions: The size of this LO is 30 cm x 30 cm. The photo size used is, 12.3 cm x 7 cm Chose the background paper from the Everyday Hero paper collection. Cut the paper and the 2 mm cardboard to 30 cm x 30 cm. Using wet glue, adhere the two together. This gives your Layout a firm base. Stamp the center of the background with HCPC 3665 Everyday Hero Newsprint and the coffee ink. Apply the masking layer on top of the stamped area and to the top and bottom. See the photo. When the masking is dry, apply in circle motion the Inka Gold cream to highlight the raised circles and puddles. 

Now, to prepare and make all the embellishments: Using the SUP card stock, make the sentiment circles by stamping and die cutting the circle sentiments. Die cut 5 extra shapes for each circle. To make this into chipboard, apply wet glue to all layers, stack and align, when dry apply a little Inka Gold to the outside edges. 

To make the ironwork circles and basket, use the HCD 746 Sweet Lullaby die. Cutting to just over the sold strip on the die, the rest will be discarded. Cut this shape x 18. This will give you 3 layers each circle plus two half circles for the basket and top. The same method as above is used to make the chipboard. To make the 2 full circles, attach 2 of the half circles to form a full circle, by cutting a strip of cardstock so both the straight solid strips can be butted together. Adhere with double sided tape. This will form a base to adhere further layers. Apply Inka Gold to the out side edges. Adhere ribbon using double sided tape across the solid line of the circles. Cut foam tape to size and apply it to the back of the sentiment circles. The basket do as above only you are keeping them in the half circle and no ribbon. Adhere the sentiment circle to the ironwork circle. Make a triple bow from the ribbon and adhere this to the side. Put aside. 

To make the lose sentiment strips. Stamp the sentiment from HCPC You Inspire Me stamp set. Cut the sentences into strips. Distress the edges with Walnut Stain ink. Apply strips of double sided foam tape to the back of the strips. 

For the flowers and leaves, use the stamps and matching die sets, HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch stamp set HCPC 3646 Fluffy Birdies stamp set and matching die sets HCD1-756, HCD1-157 Leafy Branch. Stamp and die cut the flowers with the HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms, HCD1-156.You need 45 flower cuts…. happy cutting…Color the flowers and leaves with the inks, then ball and shape using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Use the water mister to assist in getting the shape wanted, also the flowers will dry hard and keep their shape. 

To prepare the photo; Taking the cardboard, cut x 2 to fit the photo. Adhere the 2 mm cardboard to the photo. Sand the edges of the photo, just enough to give a white edge. Sanding a little more on the corners. Cut cardboard box card ½” smaller than the photo. Adhere to back of photo. This will give the photo the height needed to allow you to tuck the embellishments under it. Now to put it all together: Arrange and adhere all the embellishments and photo the layout base, except the basket of flowers and the last two sentiment sentences. To give the ironwork basket the rounded shape, gently curling it with your fingers. Before adhering the basket, arrange and glue down a few flowers so they fall behind the basket shape. Adhere with wet glue on to the basket edges so the basket will sit on top of the already glued down flowers. When the basket is firmly attached, add more flowers so the basket is full and overflowing with flowers. Tuck a few leaves under the flowers to help with the fall of the arrangement. 

Place and adhere the last two sentiment sentences For the finishing touch, add a spot of stickles to the flower centers.

I hope you had a good time learning how I did this LO. I had a lot of fun making it and feel privileged in sharing this with you all.

I have just had a wonderful week in time....thank you to Janice and Andrew for making me feel so special.
I also had such fun, looking all over the place for waxed paper for my die frustrating to find out they don't stock it anymore...lunch boxes and plastic bags have filled the need for the waxed paper....but not mine. The closest was a plastic coated paper, called freezer paper, used for quilting. That was too thick and quite pricy for what I was needing it for, so now I shall have to try getting the wax candles onto the baking paper and see how that works. Now, that should keep me busy and laughing for a while....LOL.

If any one has a better tip, I would love to hear it.

You all have a scrappy time till next week.
sussipoppins inky hugs to you all xox


  1. This is beautiful! Love all the flowers! And a wonderful tribute to your every day heroes!

  2. My goodness, this is just stunning! Love your floral sprays and how you used the Sweet Lullaby Die! Blessings! Kathy

  3. Beautiful layout!! Love all the little flowers!! Hugs!!

  4. Such a tender tribute Sussi. I love everything about this layout, you did an exceptional job honoring this lovely mom and baby! Hugs

  5. Gorgeous layout Sussi... Love the colors the way you have used the die cuts, stamps & texture on your layout... :)

  6. What beautiful details and wonderful subject! This layout is gorgeous Ms. SussiP!

  7. Oh my goodness this is just STUNNING !!! I love love love it!! Sorry I'm so late stopping by this week. Hugs xxx

  8. Thank you all for your kind words.
    Lune, the baby in the photo was very special to me. I fell in love with her at first sight.I became nanny to her for 3 years. I visited Lune and her mum a few years ago, she was walking and eating well, but still could not speak, but she sure could let you know what she wanted to say! I have very found memories of the 3 years spent with Lune, I treasure them. So I was so happy to use this Heartfelt Creations collection for this tribute. I feel privileged to have known the family. Lune has 2 younger brothers and is certainly loved by all. She sure is a everyday hero! Inky hugs to all.