Monday, September 29, 2014

A gift bag using Heartfelt Creations "Cut Mat and Create Collection"

It's taken me a long time to get this completed - mainly because I kept putting it away to do something else!

As soon as I saw this "Cut Mat and Create" paper collection I knew I wanted to do something a little different with it - then when I saw a video tutorial by Pootles Papercraft about a flat topped gift box - I thought I'd do something similar. I love how the paper has a decorative dado rail design on the full sheets of paper and this works perfectly with this design of gift bag.

I designed a diagram showing how to cut out the gift bag. If you want a copy, Please email me and I'll send it to you. There's a part underneath the bow, where I folded over some of the paper to make a double layer - making it stronger where the ribbon comes out.

I decorated it with some panels and flourishes cut using the Cut Mat Create Die sets. as well as some Majestic Blooms flowers stamped in Delicata gold ink and frosted with some clear Wink of Stella. The round stamped image comes from the "Celebrate The Journey" stamp and die collection.

You can see on the side how the side panel folds in to fit the top flap.

It's the first time I've created something like this, but I think I'll have to do some more in the future.

I've also been doing some cards kits from Heartfelt Creations that I'll show in a couple of days. :)

Don't forget, if you want a copy of the plan, just drop me a comment and I can send you a copy.

Bye for now.


Monday, September 1, 2014

A Little Something using Heartfelt Creations

Hello again! I'm back!

Today I'm offering a thank-you card I made for my son's choir teacher, who's going on leave for the rest of the year, travelling around the world. Mrs Mechielson has done such a great job with the kids and my son has had a fantastic time in choir over the last few years. Anyway, I made the card for her using some of the "Celebrate The Journey" Collection from Heartfelt Creations

The card I made was CASEd from one created by Emma Lou Beechy.

I used a similar layout with the suitcase, flourish die cuts and the tag; but because my card was so large (it was 15 x 21cm finished), I had to add more embellishments to fill the space. This card was not a CAS card at all!

Looking at my card it's also more colourful than Emma Lou's. I'm glad that the flowers turned out nicely. I used the Majestic Blooms stamp and die sets. After I stamped, die cut them and sponged them with colour, I then spritzed them with water and screwed the petals up and let it dry. It's amazing how they turn out.

Hopefully, Mrs Mechielsen will love her present that the kids got her, and it's a shame I won't be there to see it as my son has been sick since Saturday afternoon and still wasn't able to go to school today, so will miss presenting the present and card this afternoon on parade. Thankfully there is someone there to fill in for him.

I'm going to be doing some more items featuring Heartfelt Creations over the next couple of days. They had their Design Team call out recently and I would have loved to participate, but couldn't due to some of my health problems at the moment. I'm still in the mood the play with their fabulous products and my favourite design style. My next project is a gift bag/box. You'll see what I mean in a couple of days.

Bye for now.