Saturday, January 06, 2018

Valentines Treat Bag Tutorial

Valrntines Day is just around the corner! Join me LIVE 
on Heartfelt Creations Facebook HERE to see all my top tips and tricks
to make this ez treat bag! It's not just for valentines it would be 
great for Mother's Day too!

I've wriiten up a tutorial here too so that you have somewhere to find all
the measurement and a link to the live!

Let's get started!

Step 1: Cut a piece of card/paper from the paper pad 6" x 11 1/2".
TOP TIP: I adhered two pieces of paper from the paper pad back to back for strength
and so I had the papers pf my choice on the inside!

Use the outer piece of the Sweetheart Borders Die to cut the front tab.
TOP TIP: THink about how the paper pattern lies, and cut it so that its the right way
on the front of the bag.

Die cut the fancy piece of the die in white card and adhere to the papers.

With the straight edge on the left score at 8 1/4" to for the front tab.

Step 2:  Using the same papers cut a piece  8 1/4" x 6" for the front of the bag.

Step 3: Using coordinating papers cut a piece 10" x 6" and score at 2" on all sides.

Step 4: Cut tabs into all the corners to make a box base for the bag.

Step 5: Using a heart die, die cut an aperture in the front piece of the bag.

Step 6: Using the lacy edge die, die cut it in white card.
Now use the straight edged heart die and cut the centre away to leave a border.
Adhere this over the aperture on the front of the bag.

Step 7: Adhere both pieces for the back and front to the box base.

Step 8: Use a velcro dot so that the front flap seals shut and decorate with flowers.

Step 9: Cut matching paper for a pocket 6" x 3" and a piece of white card 6" x 4"
Use the border die to cut along the top of the white card.
Adhere the paper to the white card and adhere to the back of the bag to make a pocket.
(Just glue the bottom and sides to make a pocket)
Decorate with a flower and add messgages or photo's into the pocket!

All you need to do now is fill it with chocolates! 
Add them in a cello bag so that they sit in the box base!

TOP TIP: You can punch two holes near the top of the back of the bag and tie the
gift to the bag so that a nice bow is on the back too!

To make the flowers you can see a tutorial HERE.

I used the following to make this project, have lots of fun making some too!
Make sure you share them on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page,
we love to see what you make too!

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Making Roses the EZ Way!

I have been having fun with the new flower shaping molds!
WOW they really so make it so easy to make beautiful flowers everytime!

Stamp the Classic Rose flowers onto white card. I stamped mine in Berrylicious ink.
Stamp the leaves from the stamp set in brown.

Colour the leaves with a little of the Berrylicious in the leaf and use 
Bamboo Leaves to color the rest of the leaf.

Shade the flower centres with Harvest ink.

I stamped them all on one piece of card to make it easy to run through 
my diecutting machine in one go.

 Using the coordinating die, diecut the flowers and leaves.

Ink the edges of the flowers with Berrylicious ink and the
leaves with Bambook leaves for shading.

Place the die cuts in the mold, spritaz with water and then add the lid.
Run through the diecutting machine to mold.

Tip the flowers from the mold and you can see how beautifully shaped they are.

All you need to do now is use s flower shaping tool and use a circular motion 
in the centres, this lifts the petals. 

Take two of larger flowers and adhere ontop of each other so the petals
are inbetween each other.

Next take two of the next size down flowers and do the same adhereing them to the others.

Then take one of the next size down and adhere to the flower.

Lastly take one very small one and make a bud, adhere the next size up 
around it to make a larger bud. Them take one of the next size up and adhere the bud into the centre.
Adhere this into the centre of the rest of the flower we made earlier.

I will be making these LIVE on Saturday on Heartfelt Creations Facebook page!
Don't miss it you can see it HERE at 3pm UK time

Have lots of crafty fun!

I used the following to make the flowers:

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.
Hope you have a lovely day whatever it is you are doing.

Thank you all so much for all your lovely comments this year,
they really do mean so much. It's been a woderful year getting
to know you all and having crafty fun together!

Lots of love and hugs to you all xxx 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

O' Christmas Tree

Have you got all of your Christmas cards made now?
I think this image of the little girl looking at the tree is
my favourite image this year from the paper pads.

I have a feeling my little girl will be getting this
as she loves to lie on the floor all wrapped up in a blanket
watching the tree for ages! She says it's magical! Aww bless her.

Bless we went to see Santa last night, Isabella went so quiet! It's a first lol!
It's such a busy time of year as it's her birthday Christmas Eve too.
We try every year to be organised........... Mmm yeah! lol!

Happy crafting everyone! Havea great day.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Printed papers and card fronts from the paper pads make for
super EZ last minute Christmas cards!

I have layered a 6" x 6" paper piece and a card front ontop of each other
with white card. Added a few flowers, trees and a sentiment!
As I have a stash of flowers I made with the new molds this card took me
20 mins tops to make! And of course I glitterd the snowy areas on the card too! 
Lol you know I love my glitter!!! 

I am planning on making a stash of these trees from the Snow Kissed collection
ready for next Christmas! I love having ready made embelishments
you can just pick from! Bit like having a sweetie shop in the craft room!

Have lots of crafty fun everyone! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Deck the Halls!

A quick post from me today!

The hardest and longest part of making this card was choosing my papers! lol!
Although it was pretty easy as they all come from the Winter's Eve paper pad
and are deigned to go together!!!!!

I am loving playing with pinks and blues for Christmas!

I just wanted to thank you all for your support after my FB live yesterday!
Wow just shows anything can happen!
I am pleased to say my daughter is ok and alls well.
Thank you for all your love and understanding, it wasn't quite how I planned!

Happy crafting everyone! 

Saturday, December 09, 2017

EZ Christmas cards & Flowers!

Christmas is getting closer! Wow it's not far now!
Have you got all your cards made? Shh I haven't but I am working on them!
Join me  LIVE over on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page HERE
as I show you some quick and EZ ideas for your cards that you can make in 30 mins or less!
Even faster if you make all your flowers first!

The card fronts from the Paper Pad collections make
it so easy to make these quick cards!

Here is a quick tutorial showing you how I made my flowers 
with the new Poinsttia Flower shaping mold. 
WOW I love this tool! 
 Have fun! 

Step 1: Stamp the Poinsettia & Holly Cluster stamps. 
TOP TIP: Stamp them all on one sheet so they can be die cut in one pass. 
A great time saver! Plus if you have a large arcrylic block
you can stamp both the flowers at once and then th leaves at once too!

Step 2: Die cut the flowers and leaves using the Poinsettia & Holly Cluster Die.
TOP TIP: Run them all through at once as they are stamped on one sheet!
Place them into the mold, lightly spritz and then run through your die cutting machine.

Step 3: Tip the all of flowers and leaves out of the mold.

And then press the centres down with a flower shaping tool and glue two flowers
 together and place ontop of a holly leaf. 

TOP TIP: Add a dab of glue to the holly centre, place a flower on andadd another dab of glue to
the flower cenrte and then place the top flower on nd then press down in the centre. Its a time saver!

Step 4: Adhere prills to the flower centres.
You could also use stamens, if so use the piercing mat and tool from the 
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to make a hole and add your stamen of choice.

Step 5: Using a sponge dab glue on the edges of the petals and cover with
Frosting Powder for a super effect!

WOW I made this many flowers in just two hours!
Such an EZ way to make flowers ready for your Christmas projects!

Here is what I used on these projects: