Saturday, November 18, 2017

How To Create Dimensional Boxes For Any Size Card

Good morning!

Have you created a dimensional card that you absolutely love and then realize that you don’t have a box that it fits in?  It happens to me all of the time.  I start out planning to make a standard size card and then wind up with something totally different. Well, I have the perfect formula to create a card box for any size card you make.  Measure your card and then add 2 1/4 inches to that measurement and cut your cardstock for the box bottom.  For the box top, cut your cardstock about 1/16” larger than the bottom.
 
I created this Celebrate The Season Foldout pocket card using the Celebrate the Season Collection. See how to make a Foldout pocket card here


For this 6” x 7 1/2” card, add the 2 1/4” to each measurement and cut the cardstock for the box bottom at 8 1/4” x 9 3/4”. Add 1/16” to each measurement and cut the cardstock for the top at 8 5/16” x 9 13/16”. TIP: Don’t get too technical here. As long as the top is just slightly larger than the bottom, it will fit perfectly.

Use the Scor Pal and score the cardstock at 1” on all four sides.


Use a scissor to cut a slit in each corner.



Again using a scissor, angle each corner to create tabs.



Fold on all of the score lines and burnish with the bone folder. 



Use Dries Clear Adhesive on all of the tabs and adhere the tabs on the inside. Use clips to hold the tabs closed until the glue dries.




There are so many ways to decorate these boxes and here are just a few.

Sample number 1: Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6” x 7 1/2”, two strips 7/8” x 7 1/2” and two strips 7/8” x 6”. Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear adhesive. Use a Quickie Glue pen to trace the design on the poinsettias and leaves and add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. This simple design is perfect to slide into a padded envelope for mailing.



Sample number 2: (Wait to fold and adhere the corners on this one so that you’ll be able to run it through your die cutting machine.) Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6” x 7 1/2”, two strips 7/8” x 7 1/2” and two strips 7/8” x 6”, one 6’ x 6” card panel from the paper pad and two of the Regal Borders and Pockets. Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear adhesive. Use the die from Cut Mat Create 1A and run it through your die cutting machine to cut an aperture in the center. Cut a piece of Clear Cardstock 6” x 7” and adhere to the inside of the box to create a window.  Fold at all of the score lines and adhere the corner tabs.

Stamp the leaves of the poinsettias with the Celebrate the Season and the the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Sets using Teal Zeal Ink, color with Teal Zeal using the Stack and Store Daubers, cut with the coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp the Poinsettias from the Celebrate the Season and the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp sets with Sweet Plum Ink, color with Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies, cut with the coordinating dies and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere two of the same size petals together and then adhere to the leaves. Add a little Dries Clear Adhesive to the flower centers and sprinkle with Minnie Pearls Prills. Use a sponge to add adhesive to all of the petals and leaves and glitter with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. 



Sample number 3: Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6” x 7 1/2”, two strips 7/8” x 7 1/2” and two strips 7/8” x 6”. Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear adhesive. Use the Ornate Sleigh and Presents dies to cut the sleigh and presents from the paper pad.



Use the Cut Mat Create 1A die to cut the sentiment from the paper pad. Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut the tags from the paper collection. Ink the edges of the sleigh, presents and tags with Teal Zeal and ink the edges of the sentiment with Lilac Posies. Add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to all. Add ribbon to the tags and adhere everything to the box top with dimensional dots. Add Poinsettias as shown.  (See sample 2 to learn how to create the poinsettias)



Remember this simple formula for creating your boxes (Measure your finished card and cut your cardstock 2 1/4” inches larger for the bottom and 1/16 larger than that for the top) and have fun creating all size cards because now you can also create a beautiful box to present the card to the lucky recipient. TIP: These are also great to use for those “hard to find the right size” gift boxes.

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Crafty Hugs,
Janet 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi and thank you so much for stopping by!!!

It's Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and I'm so excited to share this week's project with you! Oh my goodness I just love the new Gift of Love Box Die.  There's so much you can do with it and it's super fast to cut and assemble.  I love the Celebrate the Season Collection and I thought that the two were a perfect match.

Next Friday we have a brand new amazing release and I can't wait for you to see it!!!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy every beautiful minute with your family and friends!!!









Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-7163 Gift of Love Box Die
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCSH-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle 
173842 Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board 
31510 Funnel Tray 
359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
HCPP2-451 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 – White
TSMP506 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum
TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
TSMP501 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lilac Posies
ANC803 Minnie Pearls Prills

Other Products: Misti, Big Shot Plus, Red Line Tape, hot glue gun.
Instructions: Cut the Gift of Love Die four times from Clebrate the Season Paper Pad, fold at the score lines, burnish the folds with the bone folder from the Scor Pal and adhere the panels together with red line tape. Cut four of the squares and four of the top angled pieces, ink with sweet plum and adhere to the gift box using dries clear adhesive.
Stamp the leaves of the poinsettias with the Celebrate the Season and the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Sets using Teal Zeal Ink, color with Teal Zeal using the Stack and Store Daubers, cut with the coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp the Poinsettias from the Celebrate the Season and the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp sets with Sweet Plum Ink, color with Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies, cut with the coordinating dies and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere two of the same size petals together and then adhere to the leaves.  Add a little Dries Clear Adhesive to the flower centers and sprinkle with Minnie Pearls Prills.  Use a sponge to add adhesive to all of the petals and leaves and glitter with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Adhere to the box with hot glue gun . 
Cut the border die from the Sweetheart border die twice from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with crystal clear. When dry, trim and adhere to the bottom of the box.
Cut the presents, mittens, and ice skates from the paper pad, ink the edges with Teal Zeal and Sweet Plum, add glitter and adhere to the box as shown.
Cut a tag from the paper pad using the luggage and tags die, ink the edges, add glitter and a small piece of twine and adhere to the back of the box.
Fill the box with Christmas goodies.
Thank you again for stopping by, I so appreciate you.
Have a beautiful day!
Crafty Hugs,
Janet







Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Heartfelt Love Collection

Hi and welcome!

Heartfelt Creations has done it again!!!
this new collection is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Are you ready to change the world one paper craft at a time? Spread love and encouragement wherever you go with the new Heartfelt Love Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with uplifting sentiments for all occasions, you will find that this assembling of heartwarming papers, cling stamp sets and die cuts will allow you to brighten the days of friends, loved ones and those you meet along the road of life needing a little pick me up or celebrating a special day! What better way to spread smiles than through one of a kind creative projects and handmade art from the heart! The amazing assembling of decorative papers in this love themed compilation has been created of bits and pieces featuring many previously released collections and will coordinate perfectly with many of the stamp and die combinations and decorative papers from past releases already residing in your craft room. The stunning color palette incorporates every color imaginable…from deep reds, pretty pinks, lush lilacs, to chocolate browns, sky blues and gorgeous greens, while beautiful eye catching backgrounds are filled with bold stripes, zig zag chevrons, delicate hearts, petite polka dots and dainty florals. Three lovely cling stamp sets filled with images of decorative banners, beautiful carnation like florals, and a wide assortment of love sentiments are ideal for use on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces. Two delicately patterned die cuts resembling elegant eyelet lace are ideal to bring a soft look perfect for adding a dreamy and romantic feel to any paper crafting project! Lastly, an adorable gift box die rounds out this love themed collection and creates quaint treat boxes ideal for quick packaging and makes a charming way to let those in your life know how special they are. So come alongside and join us as we share love, joy, and encouragement with everyone we meet through crafty passions one paper craft at a time!

I'm in love with the Sweetheart Borders Die and I created this card with it.






HCD1-7160 Banners Of Love Die
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die
HCPC-3803 Banners Of Love Stamp Set
HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set 
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die 
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set 
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCSH-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle 
PIN6 Glue Tip Pins
173842 Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board 
31510 Funnel Tray 
359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
ANC814 Lettuce Entertain You Prills
TSMP707 - Memento Die Ink Pad Bamboo Leaves
TSMP501 - Memento Die Ink Pad Lilac Posies 
TSMP103 - Memento Die Ink Pad Canteloupe
24115 Dove Blender Kit
HCPP2-451 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White

Other Products: Pearl White Metallic Cardstock, Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine, Misti, Hot Glue Gun

For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/AePSIkkwaCE.

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.

Instructions:  Card size is 6” x 6”.  Cut Pearl White Metallic cardstock  12” x 6” and score at 6” to create card base. Cut the pink designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” two times. Ink the edges with Lilac Posies Ink and adhere to the outside and inside of the card base with Dries Clear Adhesive.

Cut the Sweetheart Borders Die two times from the Pearl White Metallic Cardstock. Adhere to the card base with Dries Clear Adhesive as shown.

Stamp the Classic Roses on white cardstock with Lilac Posies Ink. Color with the Lilac Posies and Cantaloupe inks, Cut with the coordinating die, spray with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Stamp the Classic Rose Vines on white Cardstock with Bamboo Leaves Ink, color with Bamboo Leaves and Lilac Posies, cut with the coordinating die, spray with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Add Dries Clear Adhesive to the roses and the vines using a sponge and sprinkle  with Crystal Clear glitter.  

Stamp the Banners of Love Cling stamp on pearl white metallic cardstock with Lilac Posies ink.  Use the Dove blender to color the flowers with Lilac Posies and the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink.  Using dries clear adhesive, add Lettuce Entertain You prills to the centers of the flowers.  Use the sponge and dries clear adhesive to sponge the flowers and leaves and sprinkle with Crystal Clear glitter.

Adhere the roses, vines and banners to the card base with hot glue gun.as shown.  

Thank you for stopping by...it means the world to me!

Have a beautiful day!

Crafty Hugs, 
Janet

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Classy Vintage Bicycle

Hi and welcome back on this very first day of November.
It's Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday and the last week that we'll be featuring the Young at Heart Collection.  Next week we are launching another absolutely gorgeous collection!  You're going to LOVE it!
Today I have a card I created with the vintage bicycle to share with you.


Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD1-7159 Simply Classic Die
HCPC-3801 Simply Classic Stamp Set
HCPC-3800 Young at Heart Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7159 Young at Heart Die
HCDP1-283 Young At Heart Paper Collection
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set
HCPP2-451 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White
HCPP1-438-1 Paper Pack of 10 - Black
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
TSMP708 Memento Ink Pad - Olive Grove 
TSSZ31 StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black
315938 Silver 3D Stamp Paint
315914 Walnut Brown 3D Stamp Paint
ANC850 Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
73842 Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board 
HCSH-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 
31510 Funnel Tray 
359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 

Other Products: Green Cardstock, Black 3D stamp paint, Memento London Fog Ink Pad, Big Shot, paint brushes, Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Dimensional dots, Swarovsky Crystal

Card size is 5” x 7”.  Cut Black cardstock 10”x 7” and score at 5” for the card base.  Cut a black mat layer 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. Cut a mat layer from the paper pad 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” and another one 4 1/4” x 6 1/4”. Ink the edges of both with black soot ink. Adhere the larger designer mat layer to the card base with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Adhere the smaller designer layer to the black layer and then adhere them to the card base with 3D foam tape.  Use a Quickie glue pen to dab the grass area and sprinkle with glitter.   Cut another piece of designer paper 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” ink the edges with black soot and adhere to the inside of the card.

Stamp the bicycle on white cardstock with StazOn black ink.  Color with the Walnut brown, silver and black 3D stamp paints using a paint brush. 

Stamp the Wildwood Cottage flowers on paper from that collection with London Fog Ink, cut out with the coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear to the flowers, add prills to the centers.  Stamp the leaves from the Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set on green cardstock with Olive Grove ink, cut out with the coordinating die, shape, spray with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and add glitter. 

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection and die cut with the coordinating Die.  Cut another black piece with the same die and adhere to the back of the sentiment off setting it.  Color a toothpick with black soot ink

Adhere the flowers and leaves to the bicycle basket with Dries Clear Adhesive.
Adhere the bicycle to the card base with dimensional dots.  Adhere the toothpick to the back of the sentiment flag then adhere the sentiment to the card with dimensional dots. 

Add a Swarovski Crystal to the center of the large wheel.

That's all for today!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always enjoy your visit!

Have a beautiful Day!

Crafty Hugs,
Janet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Special Launch

Good morning and welcome!

Today, we're launching beautiful stamen and 
Art Foam Paper. This is my first attempt at 
making foam flowers and I have to say...it's a lot of fun.

I designed a card with the beautiful classic petunias
using the new art foam and stamens.





Heart Felt Creations Products Used:

HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet - Small
HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper
HCDP1-278Classic Petunia Collection Paper Collection 
HCPC-3785Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set  
HCD1-7139Small Classic Petunia Die 
HCPC-3786Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set 
HCD1-7140 Large Classic Petunia Die 
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die
HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCSH-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle 
PIN6 Glue Tip Pins
173842 Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board 
31510 Funnel Tray 
359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
TSSZ82 StazOn Ink Pad - Fuchsia Pink
RAHT Heat It Craft Tool

Other Products: White Pearl Metallic Cardstock, SU Melon Mambo Cardstock, 
Magenta Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Die Cutting Machine, Misti, Hot Glue Gun, StazOn Ink Pad Forest Green, Foam Tape

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Instructions: Create a 6” x 6” white card base and cut a Melon Mambo mat layer 5 7/8” x 5/78”.  Trim one of the 6” x 6” panels from the Classic Petunia paper pad to 5 3/4” x 5 3/4”.  Adhere the piece of designer paper to the mat layer with dries clear adhesive and then adhere them to the card base. Add untrained transparent glitter all over the design on the paper. Cut another piece of designer paper 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the inside of the card. 

Cut the Window Box Elements from white pearl cardstock, Add dries clear adhesive to a sponge and sponge the beautiful decorative die cut with the glue and then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.

Stamp the sentiment on white pearl metallic cardstock with VersaMark, add magenta embossing powder, heat set and die cut using the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.  Ink the edges with Stazon Fuchsia Pink Ink. Adhere the sentiment to the decorative die as shown and add to the card using foam tape.

Stamp the Classic Petunias on the Art Foam Paper with StazOn Fuchsia Pink, die cut, color with the same ink pad, and add Rajni Chawl’s Crystal Clear. Heat and shape the petunias using the Heat It Craft Tool. Stamp the leaves with Forest Green StaZon ink, lightly color with the same ink, add crystal clear, heat and shape. Pierce the center of the flowers and add the Bridal Bouquet small stamen. (I add a little dries clear adhesive to the stem of the stamen and let it dry before I thread it through the flower. It’s so much easier this way.)  After threading the stamen, add a little hot glue underneath the flower and then trim the stem.

Adhere the foam Flowers and Leaves to the card as shown.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate you!

Have a beautiful day!

Crafty Hugs,
Janet