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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday featuring the Classic Wedding collection...

A big hi to you,
yes another beautiful, crammed packed full of talent week at Heartfelt Creations blog featuring the "Classic Wedding" collection....
fantastic for all those up and coming weddings you will be celebrating.
Have fun at my place today with a "Congratulations" card.



Congratulations slider card.

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:

Other Products Used:
Card Stock: Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm, Peach card stock.
Ranger:  Archival ink: jet black and Sap green, Distress ink: Victorian velvet and aged mahogany . Other: Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking tool, Bone folder, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Ruler . Other: Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Double sided Tape, 3d Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti, Clear crackle medium. 


Instructions:
Click HERE to see how to make the roses
Click HERE for a photo tutorial on a how to put this slider card base together.
This card when completed fits into an envelope measuring 9.1/2” x 7.1/2” (24.1 cm x 19 cm )

*To make the card base take the A4 card stock make 2 folds, on the long side, being 2.1/4” ( 6 cm ) each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to a hill and valley fold. 

*Cut the card front base at 5.9/16” x 6.12/16” ( 14.2 cm x 17.1 cm )

*The card slider at 2.10/16” x 4.1/2” ( 6.7 cm x 11.5 cm ) 

*The slider stop at 1” x 3.12/16” ( 9.5 cm x 3 cm )

*Taking the peach card stock cut this a little smaller than the card front base.

*When preparing the card front matting with double sided tape, apply only to three sides. Leaving the top open so the slider can slip into this opening. 

*Find the desired design paper from the paper collection and cut matting for the card base measurements. This is also cut a little smaller than the card stock.

*For this card, before adhering to the card stock layer, the design paper for the card front is distressed with a paper distresser tool.

*Adhere the card front to the centre of the card foot. 

*Centre then adhere the slider to the top edge of the card background.

*Slip the slider into the card front opening. This makes the card base complete, now  continue decorating your card.


Taking the white card stock and the large rose heart stamp, stamp once with the Sap Green ink and the other with the gold embossing powder.
Die cut using both the outer and inside die pieces. Find the sentiment, using a scrap of design paper stamp with gold embossing powder.
Trim so you will have a banner that will fit into the heart centre.
Stamp three leaf swirls using the Sap green ink, apply a little ink to the heart of the leaves using the daubers.
Make the roses and rose buds.
Adhere the hearts with 3d foam tape or double dots. 


Slip the sentiment banner into the heart centre and secure.
Arrange and adhere a leaf swirl to each side of the heart, adhere the roses using as filler the extra leaf swirl, trimming as you go.
Apply crackle medium to the roses then the crystal powder. Apply heat to activate the mediums in the crystal powder.

Once you have got the card base construction under your belt, it is such an easy card to make. I love to use this as it always looks great and stands sturdy with all the 3d embellishments. I especially like it because it gives me enough room to play...lol.
I hope you take the time to give it a go and give me some feed back on it. 
Have a scrappy inky time with it.
If you have come here from Heartfelt Creations blog, you will know next week we have the new release....called Festive Holly. This is a great collection for winter scenes...if it's chilly over your way....well the collection will fit right in. 
One more day to go before I can share my exciting news....can't wait...
Till then scrappy inky hugs from me to you.
OXO
Sussipoppins

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday with card for a 'SPECIAL COUPLE'


Hi, this week a pretty elegant slider card using the Classic Wedding collection again....
this truly is a classic! Can't get enough of this collection! 
I hope you enjoy your visit as much as I did creating this card. 
Have fun.


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:
359760 Gold Embossing powder

Other Products Used:
Card Stock: A4 Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm and Peach card stock.
Ranger: Diamond stickles, Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Scissors, Ruler, Black Archival Ink, Paper distressing tool, Distress Inks: Victorian velvet, Forest moss, Black soot, Aged mahogany, Faded jeans. Other: SUP Always Artichoke marker, Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Peach organza and lace ribbon, Misti, Crop-a-dile


Instructions:
Click HERE to find a photo tutorial on how to put this card together.
 Click HERE to see the video on making the rosesThe finished size of this card:  8.2/16” x 7.1/2 (19 cm x 21 cm )
Taking the A4 300gm card-stock and make the card base, first making 2 folds, being 2.1/4” ( 6 cm ) along the long side to form the foot of the card. Fold this to a hill and valley fold. 
Cut the card front base at 5.9/16” x 6.12/16” ( 14. 2 cm x 17. 1 cm ) 
The card slider at 2.10/16” x 4.1/2”( 6. 7 cm x 11. 5 cm )
Cut the peach card stock as matting a little smaller for the card-background, card-front, card-foot and card slider. Do the same for the design paper. Taking the paper-distressing tool, distress all the edges of the design papers. Make the tag by taking the out side die of the half round medallion lace die and use it to cut the top for the tag background. Where the die stops cut both side straight. The tag when finished measures 4” x 5.1/2” ( 10. 2 cm x 14 cm ) Taking the other lace die in the same set, use this to make the tag head. Trim away any excess at the top of the tag once adhered together. The paper lace is die cut from the white card-stock then inked with Victorian velvet, then stamped with black archival ink using the small rose heart from the Classic wedding rose stamp set. Make a hole for the ribbon using the crop-a-dile. Insert the organza ribbon in the hole and make a loop. Stamp the sentiment using the gold embossing powder.


To make the tag pocket, take the out side die of the pocket lace design and the peach card stock, 
cut out. 


Cut the lace part by doing the same as above. Adhere with the clear drying glue. Attach the double dots to both outside sides and foot of the back of the pocket ready to adhere later. Put aside. Adhere the card-stock and design paper for the card-background in place also the slider and card-foot. Put the card front together by adhering the design paper to the peach card stock card-front. 


Apply double sided tape to all sides except the top part of the card front peach card stock layer, as this will be the opening for the slider. Adhere, now to the white card-front base. Adhere the slider to the centre top of the card background. Slide the slider into the card front opening. 
With the double sided tape and wet glue adhere the card front to the card foot. Adhere the peach ribbon lace across the foot of the card where the tag pocket ends. 
( this was done with the hot glue gun )


Stamp, colour, die cut and shape the Bride and groom image, the roses and at least 6 leaf swirls. 
Arrange the swirls and roses across the foot of the card and head of the tag. 
Add a row of drops using the Nuvo crystal drops gloss white along the out side of the tag head and the lace across the foot of the card. To finish apply diamond stickles to the Brides veil and dress lace, to the rose petals and all the leaf swirls.


Another card made with those wonderful roses. Whats so wonderful is that Heartfelt Creations have made new sets to complement what we already have ...or want. I love it that I can mix and match with the Heartfelt Creations stamp and die sets....can't wait till the next release! You will all have to wait till the 2nd Wednesday of the month for that one.
Till then, next week a lot more yum from the Heartfelt Creation Blog and of course my palce.
I got some good news too.....won't be sharing totally till after July 6th...but a new door has opened for me and I am very excited about it! So till then all is zipped up.
Inky scrappy hugs
Sussipoppins

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another 'Classic Wedding' Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations! ....

Hi...

Today I have for you another fa of mine...the slider card.
'Two Hearts' 
For those that have had trouble putting this card together...I have photo instructions for you at the end of the post. But first we take a look at all the yum.



“ Two Hearts ” slider card
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried On Their Website:


Don't you just love these wedding bells?

Other Products Used:
Ranger: Diamond stickles, Water Mister, Inking tool,  Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Scissors, Ruler , Black Archival Ink, Victorian velvet distress Ink, Inking tool, Card-stock: Pink, A4 Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm, Other: Hot glue gun, for card base, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti, Hot glue gun. Zigg clean colour pens: 028, 069, 045, 064, 066.


The finished size of this card is 8.2/8” x 7.1/2” (19 cm x 21 cm ) 
# Click HERE to see the video on making the roses
# Click HERE to see the video on this collection…..


Instructions: 
Taking the A4 300gm card-stock and make the card base by first making 2 folds, being 2.1/4” ( 6 cm ) along the long side to form the foot of the card. Fold this to a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at 5.9/16” x 6.12/16” ( 14. 2 cm x 17. 1 cm ) The card slider at 2.10/16” x 4.1/2” ( 6. 7 cm x 11. 5 cm ) Click HERE to find a photo tutorial on how to put this card together. sussipoppins.blogspot.com
Cut the pink card stock as matting a little smaller for the card background, card front, card foot and card slider. Do the same for the design paper. Ink the edges with the Victorian velvet ink. Stamp the sentiment to the card front design paper in the centre. Taking the design paper cut x two the lace using the decorative Medallion die set. Ink the edges with the Victorian velvet ink. Taking the white card-stock, stamp all the leaves, flowers, wedding bell boarder and wedding bell spray. Colour with the zigg pens, die cut with the matching die sets then using the deluxe flower shaping tools bring shape to the elements. Adhere the papers for the card background, slider and card foot. Adhere the lace pieces by folding at the end of the lace and fold. Adhere to the design paper front. Adhere this to the pink card stock. Apply double sided tape to all sides except the top part of the card front pink card stock layer as this will be the opening for the slider when you adhere to the card front white base. Adhere the slider to the centre top of the card background. Slide the slider into the card front opening. With the double sided tape and wet glue adhere the card front to the card foot. 


Taking the double dots ( thick double sided foam dots ) adhere the wedding bells spray to the top of the card front so the top of the spray overlaps on to the slider when adhered. Adhere the leaf sprays to the foot ( four sprays used plus ) Adhere the roses and buds then the wedding bell boarder. Adhere a small rose and bud to the wedding bell spray. To finish apply the novo crystal drops here and there around the roses and apply stickles to the rose petals and bells.


Now...how to put the card base together


The measurements are in both inches and centimetres. Above the card base from a A4 card stock sheet. Below the slider and card front. So you will need 2 A4 sheets for 1 card, 3 A4 sheets for 2 cards.




Below showing all the card pieces with the matting cut and placed


 Showing how the matting is placed for the foot and card background.


Below is showing were to place the tape. The edge with out the tape is for the slider so it can slide up and down so the card can stand.


The tabs you see are the double sided tape throw away strips, I take alit away and folded it out
. Align it then the rest off. this is so I can get it straight with out fighting with the papers that is if I don't get it right the first time. It makes life easier if I have to take it off and realign. 
I'm into easy...lol


ard background covers with the slider in place.


Above and below shows how the slider slide in behind the matting card-stock.


TAKE NOTE: 
When adhering the slider, I always use double sided tape and wet glue. The double sided tape holds it in place, the wet glue allows movement to slide to get the centre of the car back edge and the slider needs to be secured very well as it gets a lot of movement. Before I did this, sometimes the tape on the slider came away. This was a real shame as it needed repairing...and not everyone has tape and glue...not everyone is a card maker..lol


Once the slider is adhered to the card background, then the card front can be adhered to the card foot as seen below. Now the card can stand on it's own.


Now to decorate the card front, just as you would a conventional card.


 The slider top is hidden with a embellishment. this can be attached to the card front as is here or to the top slider edge if there is enough room to allow for this. To make allowance for this, you can adhere the card front lower on the card foot which will make more room for the embellishments on the slider top.
You have probably gathered I love this card form. It makes all the work extra special because it stands on it's own like a picture frame....Mmmm....thats an idea!
food for thought....


This card is greedy with design paper and card-stock...but well worth it. One way of using up the old faithful stash, so you can get more new, yum, up to date goodies to enjoy. The card asked 2x A4 card stock for the base, 1x matting card stock 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm) 1-2 x 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm ) design paper (depending on how extravagant you are and the design of the paper.) plus extra paper or card stock for stamped embellishments and flowers.

I hope you are happy with this photo tutorial. No more saying...I give up! and trashing all that hard work and design papers...lol
I would love to get feed back from you, so do feel free to leave a comment. Any questions will be answered as soon as I can get back to you.
Inky hugs and till next week...you can find more yummies from Heartfelt Creation and sussipoppins.
Inky hugs
OXO


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Introducing the Heartfelt Creations 2nd Wednesday of the month...Classic Wedding collection

Hi there, yes today, June 14th is the new release Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations!
My first take on this adorable collection,  a Pillow Gift Box....
...a beautiful gift in it's self for any bride and groom.


Wedding bells ring out and there’s an excitement in the air!  Loved ones have gathered together to celebrate two hearts joined in friendship being united in love!  Beautiful roses provide a classic and romantic d├ęcor while soft music lends to the ambiance as the bride and groom beam, seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day!  Preserve those special “Happily Ever After” memories with the new Classic Wedding Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Filled with romantic imagery of stately wedding bells, classic roses and fanciful doves, this softly hued paper collection is sure to add to the nostalgia and romance of these precious moments while showcasing memories of such a special day.  Soft peaches, pinks, greens and blue tones lend a timeless and elegant backdrop to graceful swirls, lace like elements and romantic script! Commemorate the special occasion with dreamily illustrated cling stamp sets depicting glorious heart shaped rose wreaths, elegant wedding bells, beautiful wedding rings and a delicate image of a bride and groom, complete with coordinating dies perfect for embellishing bridal shower, wedding or anniversary creations!  Five marvelous sentiments are included to ensure you have the perfect well wishes to complete your bridal or anniversary card or scrapbook layout!  Add a touch of splendor and sophistication with either of the two intricate and impressive lace like dies included in this sentimental collection!  So, please rise…and join with us in celebrating those special moments that represent..... 
                                           “Always and Forever”!




Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:



Other Products Used:
Card Stock: Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300gm, Grey card stock. Ranger: 
Diamond stickles, Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Ruler. Inks: Archival ink: Black, Sapp green. Distress Inks: Black Soot, Victorian velvet, Faded Denim, Seedless preserves, Iced spruce, Forest moss.Fussy Cutting Scissors,Double sided Tape3d Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti, Hot glue gun,Gesso,
Doo-Ba-Doo pillow box stencil.

Instructions:
The finished size of this pillow box is 10.5" x 5.5" (26cm x 14cm)
Click HERE to see the video on using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
# Click HERE to see inspiration on this collection
Click HERE to see the video on making the roses


Make the pillow box base using the design paper found in the collection. for full photo instructions. Taking the grey card stock make a box front. Taking the pink design papers cut the same only a little smaller. Distress the edges and adhere to the box front. Prepare all the embellishments. Make the 15 small roses and 4 buds ( the roses and buds when completed, apply gesso to them to soften the color. This can be done before or after adhering to the gift box front. Take into account drying time.) , 4 leaf vines, 2 lace half doily in grey card stock and 2 in the white card stock. An arch from the white card stock, cut a few paper ribbon ends from the pink and natural design paper. Stamp 2 small hearts using the Sapp green ink and color with the distress inks. Stamp the sentiment then fussy cut it out. Fussy cut the rose image from the design paper. Stamp the bride and groom and the wedding rings image, color with the distress inks. Stamp, color and die cut the wedding bells boarder. Star the decorating by first adhering the doilies, Arch, ribbon banners and wedding bell boarder, trimming as you go. Adhere the fussy cut roses. Arrange the leaf vines at the foot and to the left of the arch. Arrange and adhere the roses. Place the heart over the roses. Use the hot glue gun to secure. The sentiment is adhered with foam tape and wet glue over the heart. Yes you will lose a few roses but you need them to support the heart and sentiment. You will see a little of them between the cuts. Cut a heart in half and slip it under the arch as seen in the photo. The bride and groom, make a few extra cuts to make a chipboard embellishment. Slip to and adhere this to the foot of the arch. Make and color the wedding rings then adhere them in place. Once all is dry and secure apply stickles to finish the decorating. The box will not be so rounded at the front so take this into account when first closing the box.


Getting real close so you can see the gesso and glitter on the roses.


Love this bell boarder....so sweet in pink.


The sentiment stamped and fussy cut, placed over the roses so it looks like it is floating.


Loving all the layers...seems like a lot of work that you don't see...everyone will want to look even closer to see whats done and how it all works.
A talking point.


The lace boarder....love it! Makes a great base for the roses.


The arch frame is a great base for the wedding couple and gives rest to all the details.


Click HERE to see how to make the pillow box

Was that fun or was that fun?
Enjoy getting inky fingers creating this and I hope I have been able to inspire you to make this your own....inky hugs
till next week with another Heartfelt Creations post with the Classic wedding collection.
OXO