Monday, October 20, 2014

STEAMPUNK TOP HAT - HEARTFELT CREATIONS SEMI-FINALTIST PROJECT

Hi everyone!  Today I am excited to share my Steampunk Top Hat that I created as one of my Semi-Finalist projects for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call.   I was sent the All Geared Up Die and Paper Collection to create a couple projects with.  After giving it some thought, I knew I wanted to create a top hat with this collection.  To add to the Steampunk feel I also made a pocket watch using Heartfelt Creations Once Upon a Die and Numeral Clocks Set and added it to my top hat.



I used Spellbinders Grand Circles, Grand Decorative Circles One and Grand Stately Circles dies to create the Top Hat (complete step-by-step instructions are at the bottom of this post).  I used the All Geared Up Die to create the flowers and leaves.  I also used the leaves die from the Sweet Juliet Die.  I added some bling and chipboard hinges from Want2Scrap.  I created the chain links from the All Geared Up Die and used Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere it to the May Arts Ribbon.



I had fun creating this project! Heartfelt Creations will make an announcement on their blog on October 29th as to who was chosen to join their Design Team and hopefully you will see my name!


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STEAMPUNK TOP HAT

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCD 754 - All Geared Up Die
HCDP1 248 - All Geared Up Paper Collection
HCPC 3593 - Numeral Clocks PreCut Set
HCD 744 - Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 740 - Sweet Juliet Die
Grand Calibur
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Lime Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Walnut Brown Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Double Dots

Other Products:
Other Spellbinder Dies:  Grand Circles; Grand Decorative Circles One; Grand Stately Circles
Copics:  C00, C1, C3, C5, BG53
Other Adhesives:  Scor-Tape; Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive;
Embellishments: Want2Scrap - 72 Count - Red Rhinestones, Silver Rhinestones, Turquoise Rhinestones, Iridescent Rhinestones & Baby Blue Rhinestones; Want2Scrap - Chipboard Small Hinges; Want2Scrap Swirl Rhinestones - Silver; May Arts Ribbon; Karen Foster Big Time Brads; Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle - Silver Glitter; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Flax; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Crystal; Ranger Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz Game Spinners; Tim Holtz Sprockets & Gears; Karen Foster Charm Pin Up Brads

Instructions:
5 1/4" Tall x 8" Wide at Brim
Begin by adhering two pieces of the same All Geared Up Paper together at one end with Scor-Tape to create a piece 6" wide x 17 1/4" long.  Next on each 17 1/4" long side score 1/2" from the edge and then make slits approximately every 1/4" - 1/2"  along each side up to the scored mark. For the top of the hat fold the scored and slit edges in towards the center on one side and then for the bottom of the hat fold the scored and slit edges out.  To create the brim of the hat using the same paper die cut the largest circle from Spellbinders Grand Circles.  Next with contrasting paper die cut the largest circle from the Grand Decorative Circles One.  Lay the two circles together securing the edges with a little bit of washi tape and then take a smaller size circle from the Grand Circle and die cut out the center to make a hole (save this smaller circles for the top of the hat).   Form the paper that has been slit and scored into a tube and insert into the hole of the brim and sandwich the slit edges between the Grand Decorative Circles One and the Grand Circles adhering as you go around the circle and adjust the slits as needed.  Secure side seam of hat with score tape adjusting as necessary.  Next with contrasting paper cut a Grand Stately Circle to fit the top of the hat.  Again sandwich the slit edges of the paper of the top of the hat between the leftover circle from the Grand Circles Die and the Grand Stately Circle adhering and adjusting the slits as necessary to make a nice circle.  Then adhere the circle that was cut out from the center of the brim of the hat to the top of the hat.  Paint Chipboard Hinges with Lime 3D Stamp Paint and then adhere to top of hat with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Add Iridescent Rhinestones to holes on Chipboard Hinges.  Add Silver Swirls Rhinestones to top of hat. Next using All Geared Up Paper die cut chain links from All Geared Up Die.  Slit each link to be able to connect them and then using Dries Clear Adhesive glue them onto the 1 1/2" ribbon.  Adhere ribbon around top hat using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  Make a bow and add a Big Time Brad to the center of the bow and then adhere to back of top hat using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  Next to decorate the front of the top hat using All Geared Up Paper die cut leaves and gears using the All Geared Up Dies.  Using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape gears to create flowers.  Add Art Glitter with Dries Clear Adhesive to the flowers and  Rhinestones to the center of each flower.  In addition die cut a few more leaves using the leaf die from the Sweet Juliet Die.  Die cut a cog using the All Geared Up Die with the All Geared Up Paper and then paint it with Walnut Brown 3D Stamp Paint.  Also stamp the pocket watch and face with Memento Ink on Cryogen White Paper using the Numerical Clocks Set and color it with Copics.  Die cut the pocket watch and face image with the Once Upon a Time Die.  Spray the pocket watch with Crafters Companion Silver Glitter Spray & Sparkle.   Apply Glossy Accents to the watch face.  Once dry add a Tim Holtz Game Spinner to the center with a brad and adhere to pocket watch with a pop dot.  Add some of the die cut chain links to the pocket watch and finish by adding a Charm Pin Up Brad to the end of the chain.  Add all flowers, leaves, cog, pocket watch and chain, and Tim Holtz Gear & Sprocket to the front of the top hat as shown using Dries Clear Adhesive.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

ZINNIA BOQUET

Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick card that I created using Taylored Expressions Zinnia Bouquet stamp and I colored it with Copics.  I also used Taylored Expressions Band-it Die, Spellbinders Labels Fifteen and some bling from Want2Scrap.


Have a great day!
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SUPPLIES

Paper:  Echo Park This & That Graceful 6 x 6 Paper Pad; Curious Iridescent – Cryogen White;  Bazzill
Dies:  Taylored Expressions – Band-it Die;  Spellbinders Labels Labels Fifteen
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black;  Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen
Copics:  R81, R83, R85, R89, YR12, YR14, YR18, G46, E25, E31, E33, E35, C00, C1, C3, C5, BG000, BG53, BG57, Spica - Silver
Embellishments:  Want2Scrap 72 Count Pearls – Sage Green and LeCreme;  Art Glitter UltraTransparent Crystal Glitter;  Flower Soft - Earth

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Friday, October 17, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The month of October is flying by and it is hard to believe, but Halloween will be here two weeks from today.  Today I have two Halloween Cards that I created that were shared on The Robin's Nest Blog that  feature products from the Halloween Collection. My first card uses the Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock for the card front of this 6" x 6" card.


I used the Halloween Rub-On on white cardstock for the sentiment and I matted on the green side of the Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock.  I added a black DewDrop from the Spooky Dew Drops before adding it to the card front with pop dots.  I also added twine around the top of the card and finished it with a bow.


Finally, I adhered Ace of Diamond Dew Drops to the bottom of the card.


For my next card I used the Black Bats Glitter Cardstock and matted it on the striped side of the Haunted House Cardstock for the card front.


I die cut the word "Boo" from Boo Words Glitter Cardstock and matted it on solid orange side of the Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock before adding it to the card front with pop dots.  I added the Ghost Little Friend embellishments and also Classified Mini Dew Drops and Spooky Dew Drops.

The sweet orange pumpkins are from the Halloween Chipboard set and I added Masquerade Diamond Dew Drops and Spooky Dew Drops for the eyes and nose.  I used the green side of the Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock and die cut it with a leaf die from Heartfelt Creations for the pumpkin vines.


Have a great day!


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Halloween Night Card:
The Robin's Nest Products:


Other:

  • Twine



Boo Card:
The Robin's Nest Products:


Other:

  • Spellbinders Ovals SM & LG Dies
  • Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2A Die (leaves)



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WELCOME TO MY EVERYDAY CIRCUS



This month Want2Scrap and Fancy Pants Designs are teaming up to bring you some wonderful projects.  I loved working with Fancy Pants' Everyday Circus Collection.  I had fun creating this 6" x 6" card using Fancy Pants Everyday Circus 6 x 6 Paper Pad and Want2Scrap Bling.


I cut out the "Let the Show Begin" image from Fancy Pants Everyday Circus 12 x 12 Paper - Posters and added Want2Scrap's Nestabling Fleur de Lis Rectangles - Turquoise around the edges before adding it to the card front with pop dots.  I also used the popcorn die cut from the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus Ephemera and added the star button from Fancy Pants Everyday Circus Flair to the card front.  To finish the card I added Red Rhinestones and Turquoise Rhinestones to the upper right corner.


I know right now at my house, with all the activities and adventures of raising two teenage girls, I can really relate to the statement - "Welcome to my Everyday Circus"!  Have a great day!




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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FLEUR DESIGN PAPERS FROM THE ROBIN'S NEST

This month The Robin's Nest Design Team is featuring the beautiful Fleur papers from The Robin's Nest Store.  Today I am sharing my "I Love Us" card on The Robin's Nest Blog and here is a sneak peak:


For complete list of supplies and instructions, please go to The Robin's Nest Blog.  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WANT2SCRAP CLASSY CORNERS BLING CARD

This is a card that features Want2Scrap's Classy Corners - Grace bling and beautiful paper and chipboard die cuts from Quick Quotes.  The design paper on this 6" x 6" card is from Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Paper Collection.

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The "Follow Your Dreams" sentiment is from Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Chipboard Die Cuts and then I added Pink Pearls and Gun Metal Pearls to the upper left corner.

#Want2Scrap #QuickQuotes #ClassCorners #SheerJoy

Along the side I added Quick Quotes Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts, adhering each little pictures with pop dots for added dimension.
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The sentiment is also from Quick Quotes Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts and I added Want2Scrap Apple Mulberry Paper Flowers and Pink Mulberry Paper Flowers along with the Classy Corners - Grace bling.

#Want2Scrap #QuickQuotes #ClassCorners #SheerJoy

Have a great day!






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Monday, October 6, 2014

WINNER - SEPTEMBER HEARTFELT CREATIONS ALUMNI BLOG HOP

The winner of the September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog hop is Christine Kosmak from Tesa Broman's Blog.  

Congratulations, Christine, you have won a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  Please email EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us with "Winner of September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

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