Flower Baby Layout

Hi everyone! I’m back today after being gone on vacation! My husband and I spent an extra long weekend at the beach. It was fun but I have to admit that it was as hot if not hotter there in Panama City than at home. All we wanted to do was stay either in the ocean or pool the whole time we were outside…not that was a bad thing to do.ūüėé
I want to share a layout I created from a photo of “Little Miss” when she was around a year old.¬†

I started by¬†inking my glass tray with¬†Melon¬†and¬†Sunshine Blends Inks , adding water to each ink and placing a 8″x8″ piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†( that I cut down to size) into the ink mixture. Once I had the paper covered I removed and let dry.
I adhered a paper doily with adhesive to the watercolor paper. 
I then placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen onto the watercolor paper and applied Matte Extra Heavy Gel with a Spatula . I removed the art screen and let dry. I inked three scraps of leftover watercolor paper with a mix of water and Sunshine Blends Ink (2 scraps of paper) and Leaf Blends Ink (1 scrap of paper). Once all were dry I adhered two of the watercolor papers horizontally to layout.
 Next I inked the glass tray with Wildberry Blends Ink, added water to the ink, loaded a paint brush with the ink mixture and splattered the watercolor paper. Also I added a piece of ric rac to the watercolor paper.
I inked the Botanical Mini Molding Mat with Leaf Blends Ink and stamped onto the inked Sunshine Blends scrap of watercolor paper. 

Once dry I adhered to the back corner of photo and glued both slightly off center of watercolor paper. 
I placed Crinoline Fabric on the flowers and leaves diecuts from the Book Mark, Tag and Pocket, Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and cut out one set of flowers and a leaf. I inked the glass tray with Wildberry, Frog and Sunshine Blends Inks, added water and placed the flowers in Wildberry and the leaf in Frog and one small flower into the Sunshine ink mixtures. Once completely covered I removed and let dry.

I add a brad to center of the flowers, adhered the leaf to back of the flower and to the lower corner of photo. Next I added several loops of green metallic thread to flower. I also added another flower to the top corner of the photo and adhered sequin to center of the flower. 
I inked a chipboard letter “B” with Sunshine Blends Ink an let dry. Next I inked the letter completely with¬†Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad Clear, applied¬†Opalescent Embossing Powder¬†to letter and set with a¬†Heat Tool. I added a¬†Foam Dots¬†to back of letter and placed on the corner of the photo.
Even though the quality wasn’t the greatest when I printed out this photo ( I just couldn’t throw it away) I still think the layout turned out pretty cute! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.¬†
Supplies
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen 
ColorBox: Botanical Mini Molding Mats
Glass Tray
Doily
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Paint Brush
Chipboard letter B
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Crinoline Fabric
Sequin
Ric Rac
Green Metallic Thread
Brad
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Bridal Shower Love Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project this month for Eileen Hull! I know I am¬†cutting it close this month…YIKES!!! ūüė≥

I started by cutting a piece of black cardstock and folded in half to create a 6″x6″ card base. I cut another piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the card base along with flocked paper, part of a doily and lace which I adhered all to the card base. Next I inked my glass tray with the following Blends 2 Inks: Melon, Tutu, Sunshine, Frog, Wildberry and Leaf Inks. You can find these inks in Eileen Hull’s etsy store HERE. I added water to each ink and laid flowers and leaves that I had cut from the Flowers and Leaves¬†Journaling Cards Diecuts ( these I cut from Crinoline Fabric). And once I had them completely covered I removed and let dry.

I had a wooden “love” sentiment in my stash and inked with Coconut Blends 2 Ink (this can be found in Eileen’s etsy shop also).

While the sentiment was still wet I applied Eileen’s new Glistening Glass Molten Dimensions and set with a Heat Tool.

¬†I glued the sentiment to the bottom corner of the card. I added adhesive to the center of each flower and pinched in the center and “fluffed”. I adhered leaves to each flower before added to each side of the love sentiment.

I added a bit of tulle and thread to finish the card. Now all I need to do is add a gift card and my bridal gift is complete! Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to! You can find those posts¬†HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Tulle
Thread
Crinoline Fabric
Cardstock
Doily
Lace

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Lacy Heart Notebook

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick project I created from a mistake I made…YIKES! ¬†When I was cutting out the cover and spine from the Passport Diecut. I was not thinking and laid the whole sheet of Matboard over the diecut cutting out the pages from matboard too. Well, instead of throwing it away I decided I would use it to create a mini notebook cover and add my own pages to it.

I placed the notebook diecut at the fold in the Lace Embossing Folder and placed and embossed both sides of the notebook. I loaded three Art Daubers with Moonstone, Citronella and Scuba Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and inked with each color over the outside cover of the notebook.  

Either cut six lined papers or carefully remove six pages from a mini notebook. I choose to remove pages from a mini notebook. ūüėĀ I lined up with ¬†holes of the cover, marked holes and punch with a small hole punch. I threaded white twine into needle and sewed inside pages to the cover and tied off on the inside.

I cut from white cardstock another notebook diecut from the Passport Diecut and cut in half. I cut another 1/4″ off each side before adhering both to the inside cover.¬†Next I cut two pieces of aqua cardstock to 2 1/2″x3″ and emboss with the Lace Embossing Folder and cut both pockets at an angle and adhere to the inside cover.

I placed the Heart Cookie from the Cookies Clear Stamp onto an¬†Acrylic Block¬†and inked with Moonstone Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of¬†White Cardstock. I fussy cut the heart out and lightly ink edges with Scuba Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. I cut from Crinoline Fabric with the¬†Journaling Cards, Heart Diecut¬†using a¬†Diecut Machine¬†and inked one heart with Scuba Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and let dry.¬†From patterned cardstock I cut the smallest Scalloped Oval from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals large Diecuts using a diecut machine and adhered the Scalloped Oval Diecut, stamped heart, inked crinoline heart and two sequins to the front of the cover. I printed from the computer the word “NOTES”, cut out and ink edges with Scuba Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink before adhering underneath the hearts on the cover.¬†I use a binder clip to keep notebook closed when not in use.

As always if you have questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Pretty Posies Trinket Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of one of my projects from Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection! This diecut is called the Trinket Box Diecut and this project along with the other Inspiration Teams projects were shown at Creativation! So exciting!


I cut two sides of each for the bottom and top parts and a top and bottom from Matboard. I also inked the outside edges of the lid and bottom. I used the Authentique Imagine Paper Collection to cover the inside and outside of my trinket box. I added the clasp to the lid and bottom. 
And the hinges I had in my stash. I measured, punched holes and added those instead of the hinge diecuts that you can cut from the diecut. 
I added the “feet” to the bottom of the box and corner protectors to the corners of the lid. I¬†adhered Pom Pom trim around the top and bottom of the box.
Inside the box I adhered patterned cardstock and added trim around the edges of the lid and bottom of the box.
I adhered an assortment of patterned cardstock, vellum and lace to the top of the box. I added a paper doily from my stash.

The leaves and flowers are from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut and are cut from crinoline fabric. I inked the flowers with Sunshine Blends Ink and the leaves are inked with the Frog and Leaf Blends Inks. I also added store flowers from my stash and twine to finish off the lid. As always if you have questions about this projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Santa Pockets

Hi everyone! I’m back with some quick projects I created for a swap I was in on Instagram. Florence aka LiveLifeandCreate hosted this swap and we were supposed to send a Christmas card, something flat worth around $3 and decorate the envelope for three partners. Well, I didn’t make anything flat as you can see.ūüėĀ

I decided I would make these Flower Pockets by Eileen Hull. Instead of using Mat Board (which I am running low on) I used chipboard which I covered with Adhesive Sheets before adding the cardstock and running through the Diecut Machine.

I used The Paper Studio Jingle all the Way Paper Pad to cover the pockets. I cut the Heart and Soul Flower Dies from Crinoline, layered and added a button and brad before adhering to the to the corner of the pocket. I added gold cording, a mini pinecone and Holiday Greens Dies (pine needles and holly) underneath the flower.

The second pocket I created as the first one but I used a store bought paper flower, a gem with button and a couple of berries from a greenery spray. For both pockets I added packages washi tape, a mini Christmas ornament and a Christmas card.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know and I would like to also submit these for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #366-#367

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Hello Flip Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick card I created.¬†I started by placing mint green cardstock on top of the Ornate Flip-its #2 Card Diecut and ran through the Diecut Machine.

Next I cut 1 5/8″x4 1/4″, 1″x4 1/4″ and 1/2″x4 1/4″ pieces of patterned cardstock. I also cut from vellum a Tear Drop Circle Diecut with the diecut machine and adhered all pieces to the “flip-its” section of the card.

I inked the Hello stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges with Ice Jade Chalk Ink and adhere to card. I cut four flowers and a leaf sprig from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and inked a glass tray with Salmon and Posy Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added water to each color and place flowers into ink mixture and then removed and let dry.
I cleaned the glass tray and ink with Shamrock and Citronella Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added water to each ink and placed the leaf sprig diecut in each color. and removed and let dry.


 I added a drop of adhesive to the center of three of the flowers and placed each flower on top of each other and pinched in the center and fluff. I glued the leaf sprig with only three leaves to the back of the flower and adhered next to the Hello sentimentI finished the front of the card by adding a sequin and flat back pearl to the center of the flower.

I cut a strip of white cardstock for the backside of the “flip-it”section of the card and adhere and added a small flower and two leaves to the white cardstock. I finished off with a sequin and flat back pearl to the center of the flower.

As always if you have any questions or just want to leave a comment please let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Christmas Floral Pocket

Hi everyone! I’m sharing my project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team today! I’m in the mood for something Christmas and this is what I came up with.

I started by adding Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Chipboard and applying the patterned cardstock to both sides before cutting out the Flower Pocket Diecut.

I adhered the pocket together according the direction. I absolutely LOVE the Christmasy pattern of the cardstock that I used! I found  the paper at Hobby Lobby.

I cut several flowers from Crinoline using the Heart and Soul middle sized flower diecut. I added glue and pinched the center of once flower and shaped.
I also used the Holiday Greens Diecuts to cut some pine needles and holly which I lightly inked with Gold ink before adding to the pocket. 
I finished by adding gold thread and a mini pine cone to the flower and greenery. Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration from her team! You can find this month’s posts HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

 I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #362-#363
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #11

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Thankful Gift Box

Hi everyone! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away?!?! Where has the time went to??? I thought I would share a little gift box I created for ClearSnap.

I carefully took a part and emboss each section of the box with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder. Next, I loaded three Art Daubers with the following inks: Candies Yam, Red Barn and Pumpkin Spice Inks and lightly rub in random spots to give a wood grain texture on the box. Once I got the desired wood grain effect that I wanted I put the box back together.

I inked a glass tray with Flagstone and Coconut Inks and add water to each color. I loaded a paint brush with Flagstone Ink mix and splatter each side of the box. Clean brush and load Coconut Ink mix and splatter each side. I fussy cut a doily from the DIY Shop Paper Collection and adhere to the top of the box.

I cut from the Crinoline fabric flowers using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and lightly ink the center of each flower with Canary Ink.

I added a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Next I laid each flower diecut on top of each other and pinched the center of all the flowers and shape.

I inked the feather stamp from the Thankful Stamp Set with Wicked Back Ink and stamp onto a piece of patterned cardstock. I did this twice and fussy cut each feather.
Next, I inked and stamped in Leather Ink the “Thankful” sentiment and two leaf sprigs. I also inked the edges of the sentiment with Butter Chalk Ink and fussy cut the leaf sprigs out and inked another leaf sprig with Clear Top Boss Embossing Pad. I added Copper Embossing Powder, set with a heat tool and fussy cut image out.

I glued the feathers, leaf sprigs and several loops of cording and thread to the upper corner of the box.¬†I added the “Thankful” sentiment to the lid and finish off with flowers and sequins.¬†

I would like to also submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #360-#361

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

For You Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I want to share a quick gift card holder I created.

I started by folding a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half and place slightly below the cut line of the House/Pocket Stitchlit and ran through the diecut machine. I adhered each side together to create a pocket.

I cut two roofs, two windows, one half window, one door and one chimney diecuts from patterned cardstock. I backed all windows with vellum before adhering to the house/pocket stitch lit  I also adhere roof to the top of the diecut. Before adding the door cut another piece of cardstock slightly larger than the door and adhere behind the door before adding to the house/pocket. Also add a sequin and a glossy dot to the door.

I cut another house/pocket but cut sides down so it will fit into the pocket. I adhered the chimney diecut to the pull out and cut and add a patterned cardstock mat to pull out. 

Next I cut a Book Plate and Book Plate Frame Diecuts from patterned cardstock and adhered the frame on top of the book plate.¬†I snapped together the words “For” and “You” from the Max Stamp Pegz Letter Set and inked with Leather Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I cut out each letter and adhere to the book plate.

I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Frog Ink and added water. I laid one leaf sprig  from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. and removed and let dry.

I inked the leaf sprig completely with Top Boss Clear Embossing Pad and applied Opalescent Embossing Powder to the whole leaf sprig and set with heat tool.

I punched two different size circles from a piece of patterned cardstock and adhere the smaller circle on top of the larger circle. I cut two medium flowers and one small flower from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. I applied a dot of adhesive in the center of both medium flowers and placed one of the flowers on top of the other flower and pinched both flowers in the center and shape.

I inked the glass tray with  Pink Chalk Ink, add water and cover the small flower with ink mixture. Once dry I added a mini gem to the center of the flower and adhere to the center of the larger flower and glued the flower and leaf sprig to the circle tag. I created a bow with cording and adhere underneath the flower on the circle tag. I punched a hole at the end of the book plate, circle punch and the top of the house pocket and added cording to the book plate and circle and tie to the top of the of the house pocket.

The last step to completing the gift card holder I cut two Bookmark Diecuts from patterned cardstock, put together according to directions  and added to pull out. This will hold the gift card in place. There you have it! You can change the theme of the gift card holder to a gingerbread house, beach house, haunted house, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #360-#361

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Mum Planner Ink Pen Clip and Fall Notebooks

Hi everyone! Today I two projects in one blog post I would like to share. I created an ink pen clip holder and decorated mini notebooks for the Woodsy Autumn Planner. You can find the Woodsy Autumn blog post HERE in case you missed that.

For the first project I’ll start with directions for the ink pen holder.¬†

I cut three medium, three small flowers and two leaves from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts, inked a glass tray with Sunshine and Golden Blend Inks and add water to ink. I laid each flower into the ink mixture, removed and let dry. I cleaned the glass tray off and ink with Leaf and Frog Blends Inks, add water to ink, laid both leaves into mixture, removed and let dry.

I inked Art Daubers with Butter and Candied Yam Ink and lightly ink the edges of each flower. I added a drop of Zip Dry Adhesive to the center of each flower. Laid each flower on top of each other, pinch in the center, shaped and added a gem to the center of the flower. I folded each leaf down the center and edge with Candied Yam ink, adhered each leaf to the back of the flower with a loop of hemp cording. 

I cut a 1 7/8 inch piece of stretch elastic and adhere each end with Fabri-Tac adhesive to each side of a binder clip. But sure to tuck the elastic up under the “rolled” metal of each side of the clip.

I adhered the flower to elastic loop  and let dry. 

For my second project I cut patterned cardstock to fit the front and back of each notebook and I inked edges of cardstock with Leather Ink and adhere to the front and back of each notebook. I also cut two strips of cardstock and ink edges with Leather ink and glue to the center of each notebook.
I cut two wreath diecuts from cardstock and adhere to the front of each notebook. Punch two circles and two seal circles, ink edges with Leather ink and glue to the corner of each wreath diecut. Next I cut two mini flowers, one small flower and a leaf sprig from Crinoline Fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. 

I inked a glass tray with Melon and Golden Blend Inks, add water and lay the mini flower diecuts into the mixture, remove and let dry. Ink edges of the mini flowers with Butter ink.
I cleaned the glass tray and ink with Leaf Blends Ink, add water and lay the leaf sprig into ink mixture. Remove and let dry. Ink edges of the leaf sprig with Mint ink.
I adhered a monogram to one of the notebooks and add a mini flower and cut one leaf from the leaf sprig and adhere both on top of the monogram. Glue a sequin and a gem to the center of the flower.
The other wreath notebook apply a drop of glue to the center of the medium flower and pinch and shape. Add a sequin and a gem to the center of the flower along with a leaf from the sprig and loop some hemp cording and glue both the front of the notebook. Also add a mini flower with a gem in the center of the flower next to the medium flower.

The other two notebooks I stamped the words “ideas” and “notes” with the Leather Ink onto patterned cardstock, cut out and adhere one word to each cover.¬†

I adhered Ric Rac on the front of each cover. Punch two butterflies from patterned cardstock and add next to each word and added gems down the center of each butterfly. 

Next I slid each of the notebooks underneath the elastic cording of the planner.

I clipped the ink pen holder to one of the notebooks and added an ink pen.

As always if you have any questions about these projects please let me.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!