Butterfly House Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a gift idea for Mother’s Day! I created this little gift box for ClearSnap to be shown in their booth at Creativation this past January and I am finally getting around to sharing this fun piece.
I started by placing the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press/MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock.

I placed the “filled in” image of the butterfly stamp onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press…the precision press is no longer available but since creating this project I now own a MISTI Stamping Tool which I love. I made sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image after inking the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamped on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three Art Daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Coral, Dandelion and Black. I inked a majority of the butterfly image with Coral Premium Dye Ink and the inner and outer edges of the butterfly wings are inked with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. The butterfly body  was inked with Black Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I put a 2″x3″ box together. The second box I cut the lid/flap off and adhere the 3″x3″ piece to the smaller folded flap of box. 

Next I glued the other smaller folded flap to the inside of the box. 

The smaller flap I glued to the other side of the larger flap. 

This creates the roof for the butterfly house.

I cut four pieces of patterned cardstock 2″x3″ and inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and inked all edges of cardstock before adhering to the base of the 2″x3″ box. I measured and mark in 1″ increments on both sides of the roof and cut four 1 1/2″x3″ and one 3″x3″ brown cardstock and ink an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink. 

I inked edges of all pieces of cardstocks. On the marked places on the roof, I started at the bottom of the roof and  work upwards by adding the 1 1/2″x3: pieces of cardstock. Before adding adhesive to the 3″x3″ piece of cardstock I folded in half to create a 1 1/2″x3″ roof peak. Then I adhered to the peak of the roof.

I inked and stamp the “Be Grateful” and “For Small Wonders” stamps from the Butterfly Clear Stamps with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. I cut both to 1 1/2″x2 1/2″ plus one plain piece of cardstock the same size.

 I inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and ink all edges of cardstock. I then adhered the sentiments to each side of the house. The plain cardstock I adhered to the backside of the house. I punched two mini butterflies from white cardstock and inked both butterflies with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I adhered mini butterflies to each side of the house and added Black Gems to the center of each butterfly.

Next I punched from white cardstock a decorative punch (any punch/diecut will work as a long as it fits the front of the base of the box) and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and ink the edges of the punch. I glued to the front of the base of the box and adhered the stamped butterfly to the center of the base of the box and add black gems to the body.

I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the Flower Journaling Card Diecut and place both between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.

I loaded an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked flower diecuts, shaped and adhered flowers to each side of the roof. 

I added leaf sprigs, pearl sprays and twine/cording to flowers. 

I added a mix of gold gems and sequins to the center of each flower. Now all you have to do is add a small gift such as candy or jewelry inside and it is ready to give as a gift.

ColorBox: Butterfly Clear Stamps 
ColorBox: Leather Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Sandstone Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Coral Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Dandelion Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Wheat Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Black Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Rose Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Black Gems
Gold Gems
Acrylic Block
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Leaves Punch
Mini Butterfly Punch
Paper Cutter
2″x3″ Kraft Box (2)
Various Patterned Cardstock
Pearl Spray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Cards, Flower and Leaves Journaling Card Diecut
Diecut Machine
Decorative Punch

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

Mandala Flower Gift Box

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a semi quick project with you all today! I have several of these kraft boxes laying around and I thought I would create a gift box for Mother’s Day.

I started by inking the Mandala Clover Wood Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I inked and stamped four times total. I fussy cut each stamped image out and cut the “stem” off each stamped image.

I inked a glass tray with following inks: CabernetMulberry and Aster Dyestress Blendable Inks and added water to each ink. I placed the four stamped images into the ink mixture and once each image was completely covered in ink I removed and let dry.

I inked the Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (I couldn’t find the rollagragh but found the Leafy Border Mat which is the same thing but not the roller) with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and roll onto a piece of watercolor paper. I fussy cut two stamped leaves out. I inked a glass tray with the following inks: Inchworm and Moss Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added water to each ink and placed both stamped leaves into ink mixture and once each image is completely covered in ink remove. While the leaf images are still damp I shaped each leave.

I shaped each Mandala Clover “flower” image with a stylus and adhered each flower on top of each other and added a button and a gem to the center of flower. I adhered the leaves to the back of flower.

I adhered a paper doily to top/lid of box and added the flower with leaves on top of the doily.

I looped several loops of thread, added lace, a lace bow and glued underneath the flower. 

I finished the box with pearl sprays and two pearl top pins. 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 challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #382-#383


ColorBox: Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (Leafy Border Mat)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pearl Spray
Pearl Top Pins
Glass Tray
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Eileen Hull: Love Notes Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project I created this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 to display at Creativation. At the time I made this card Valentine’s Day was around the corner but this could be used as an anniversary or just because I love you card too. To get started I folded a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half to create a 6″x6″ base for the card.

First I layered different pieces of cardstock to the card base before adhering to the card along with a gold paper heart doily.

I cut two strips of cardstock 2″x6″ and 3″x6″ and with a decorative punch I punched a border along the length of each piece of  cardstock. I found the center of each piece of cardstock and cut down the center leaving about an inch from the bottom not cut.

The 3″x6″ piece of cardstock I adhered the sides and bottom to the card base. I did leave an inch on each side not glued to the card because this will need to be “rolled”. Complete the same steps on the 2″x6″ piece of cardstock as the 3″x6″ piece.

Before “stuffing” the pocket I cut one of the Heart Journaling Card Dies from white cardstock, lightly inked the edges  and adhered to the card base along with a piece of vellum.

I used the Graphic 45 Mon Amour Tags and Pockets and Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard embellishments also on the card. The G45 envelope I added one of the mini hearts from the Heart Journaling Card Dies as a closure to hold the envelope flap down.

To finish I added tulle, gold thread and pearl sprays to fill the inside of the pocket. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest Book Club Chapter 2 projects from the Inspiration Team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Rose Notecard Tags

Hi everyone! I am here to share three tags I created for Tsunami Rose Designs using printables out of the Ephemera Set #12Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards, and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14.
I started by cutting three tags from the Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards Set using the Tim Holtz’s Tag and Bookplate diecut. I added lace tassels to each tag which I finished off with a button and pink thread. I side note the lace had been cut from a curtain that was going to be thrown away. 😊

The first tag I fussy cut the bird cage and roses out from the Ephemera Set #12 and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14 and placed over an embossed scalloped circle. I added a line of adhesive down the back of each images. This way you can still add bits of gold thread and pearl sprays  behind the images. I also added patterned cardstock, sequins, a felt heart and trim.

The second tag I fussy cut more images from the same two kits that I had used on the tag above. Once the image were cut out I adhered the butterfly wings to the back of the dress form before gluing to the tag along with patterned cardstock. I added the flower image along with a punched and shaped flower, pearl sprays and green thread to create a quick but elegant tag.

The last tag I fussy cut the rose vase and woman from the Rose Clipart Floral Set #14. I chose to go a little quirky with this tag. I cut from patterned cardstock a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles Large and adhered off center of the tag. I then added the woman and the rose vase which I turned upside down and adhered to her head. I added a mini flat back pearl to the necklace, a sequin and gem to the center of the rose, green thread and pearl sprays to the rose vase. To finish of this tag I adhered a bit of pink velvet ribbon and button and thread.

I added Stickles to all of the flowers on the tags to give each tag a little sparkle. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also be sure to follow Tsunami Rose Designs: Tsunami Rose Designs EtsyTRD Facebook Fan PageTRD Facebook GroupTsunami Rose Designs blog and Tsunami Rose Designs YouTube.

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

Be the Change Card

Hi everyone! I am here to share my card I created this month using Eileen Hull’s diecuts.  This month the Inspiration Team is showing different techniques that you can use on diecuts which you can find HERE, HERE and HERE.
A technique that I like to use especially if I don’t have the right color of cardstock is to use watercolors.
For the card base I cut and folded a piece of 6″x6″ black and white patterned cardstock. I added two 5″x5″ (one slightly smaller piece of cardstock to the 5″x5″) off center of the card base. Next I cut a large floral banner and adhered to the center of the base. The Embroidery Hoop diecut I cut two different types of cardstock and cut the “closure” of the hoop off since I wanted to use it more as an open circle. I glued two banners to the lower corner of the card but before completely gluing down I wove the banners through the hoop and then adhered everything to the front of the card.

I started with cutting Heart and Soul Flower, Spring Leaves and Romance Flowers diecuts from leftover white cardstock. I start by wetting both sides of the diecuts and then adding the lightest color and gradually adding a darker shade of the same color to the center.  I let them become almost dry and add a drop of water to the centers and then more watercolor. I pick up the diecut and let the color run on the flowers and leaves. After they are dry I go back and splatter a brown across the diecuts for a slightly “messy” effect.

I shaped the flower and leaves before adhering to the corner of the hoop. I wound up using a Heart and Soul Flower that I had previously cut and didn’t use from another project instead of a watercolor flower. I think the red flower “pops” off the card better. I also added a gold button, sequin and Dew Drop to the center. 

The sentiment I printed from the computer and I framed with  Romance Flowers and the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves. I finished off the other flowers with Dew Drops, sequins and pearl sprays. If you have any questions about this card please let me know. Be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog for inspiration and there will be sneak peeks of her newest collection of diecuts and this time around she has a paper collection coming out too! You sure don’t want to miss that! 😉

I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: HLS Anything Goes With Dies 

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

Whimsical Heart Pocket

Hi everyone! I took a mini break from blogging and I am now back to share a project that I had actually started this past spring and then put away. I had actually cut several of these Heart Pockets Diecuts out but I hope to finish them in-between all of the other projects I have going. 😊

For this project it is best to use a double sided patterned cardstock since both sides will be seen. I put it together according to the direction with Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry glue. I added mini pom pom trim around the heart.

I cut seaming binding and adhered to the each side of the heart and then added a hot pink trim to dress up the back.

Next I added an assortment of flowers, jeweled buttons and pearl sprays to the top corner of the heart along with a bow created from seam binding.

 I added a frozen Charlotte charm and some crocheted flowers to the pocket before hanging it from a shelf. What a fun little project!
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

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

Tsunami Rose Design: Tea Party Dessert Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project for Tsunami Rose Designs! This month I used the following Tea Party Desserts and Tea Party Desserts Add On kits to create three cards.
I will start with the first card…which is my favorite…I cut and folded a 5 1/2″x5 1/2″ piece of kraft cardstock for my card base. I had leftover piece of printable large enough to frame the base of the card which I adhered along with a doily to the front of the card.

I cut out one of the envelopes from the kit, put together and inked the edges before adhering to the bottom corner of the card.

The leftover bits from the flowers, leaves and teapot I had fussy cut I didn’t throw these away but crinkled, rolled up, distressed and inked and added as filler in the pocket. Next I filled in blank spots the fussy cut flowers and teapot. I also added the sentiment in the bottom corner of the card.

I added a couple of flowers, lace, pearl sprays and pink thread to finish off these card.

The next card I cut and folded a page from the kit to create the base for the card. I fussy cut the signage/flowers and birthday cake out and added to a doily and patterned cardstock.

I added Stickles to the cake and once dry I added tiny gems to the center of the flowers that are on the cake. I also adhered a flower, some leaves, thread, trim and a birthday sentiment that I had printed from the computer to finish this card off.

The last card I cut and folded a 4″x6″ piece of kraft cardstock for the base of my card and added a piece of leftover printable to the base along with a doily. I then adhered a banner and the chocolate image to the card. 

Next I embellished the daisies with buttons, sequins and Dew Drops.  The sentiment I printed from the computer and I finished off the card with a flower,thread and a pearl spray.

The cake and chocolate cards are so easy to put together and only took me about and hour (minus fussy cutting) and now are ready for when I need a card to send to my friends or family. I tend to do all my fussy cutting while watching TV or if I have to wait at the doctor’s office…it makes time go quicker 😉
Below are the links to both of the kits and they are only $5 each and you get so many printables with each kit!

Be sure to stop by the Tsunami Rose Designs Blog for inspiration and join their Facebook group Tsunami Rose Design Fans too. As always if you have any questions about these cards please let me know.

I would like to submit these cards for the following challenges:
Crafting with Attitude: Challenge 20
Word Art Wednesday: Challenges Weeks #252-#253 Anything Goes

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

Flowering Friendship Container

Hi everyone! I am back to share another project using Eileen Hull’s newest Paper Flower Party Collection! I wanted to decorate a container and fill it with goodies for a friend so I started with this empty container.

I measured and cut patterned cardstock to fit but my container was slightly bigger than the cardstock so I cut a small strip to cover the empty space. Since I’m adding an initial over the strip of cardstock it won’t be noticeable.

Next I cut out flowers and leaves from the following diecuts: Rolled Flower 3 PK, Romance Flower and Spring Leaves.

I inked the edges of the flowers and shaped with a stylus.

I started with the smallest petal section of the flower and started rolling and shaping as I went. Once I got the flower the way I wanted I glued together.

Next I added trim and the letter to the front of the container along with some punched flowers, Dew Drops and a button.

The lid of the container I adhered a doily and the Rolled Flower 3 PK and added two of the larger leaves to the flower along with a couple of buttons and a dew drop to the center of the flower.

I adhered gathered tulle and twine in the bare spots of the lid.

The yellow flowers are from the Romance Flower diecut I wadded up four of the flowers and then added a brad to the center of the flower and then shaped.

The other two yellow Romance Flower diecuts I wadded up and then flattened back out, folded in half and rolled to create a flower bud.

I added the smaller spray of leaves from the Spring Leaves diecut to the rolled flowers and finished off with pearl sprays and two pearl pins. Now all I have to do is fill it up with goodies. 🙂

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog!
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Jane Austen and Tea

Hi everyone! Last month was a sparse month as for as projects and blogging went  I started the next phase of remodeling of the laundry room/den and kitchen. My parents have been coming over four days out of the week each week which I am very thankful for…it has been slow going but without them it would definitely be a snails pace as far as what has been accomplished so far. Ceiling have been scraped of popcorn and painted up to where the den ends and the kitchen begins as well as walls primed and today we start painting the walls with an actually color…YEAH!!! 
Well, enough about remodeling and on with this little teacup I created. I started with Teacup diecut and cut it from Anna Griffin’s Garden Party Stack and assembled according to the directions.

 I adhered a wade of tissue paper inside of the teacup. I purchased the Jane image from Art Tea Life by One Crab Apple on Etsy. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the tissue paper inside of the cup. I cut a strip of dark green tulle and tied off every two inches…it beats trying to sewing it…and then I started bunching it up inside the teacup and gluing to the tissue paper as I went.

I used the leaves out of the Secret Garden and the Hydrangea (no longer available) diecuts. I cut those out and shaped. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the little leaf sprigs which I shaped also. I added flowers from my stash along with pearl sprays, sequins, Dew Drops, trim around the base and I bunched up a paper doily to finish off Miss Jane and her cup of tea.

Also I would like to submit this little teacup for: 

I have a couple more of these teacups cut out waiting to be put together and decorated…yes, I have a thing for teacups…and will be sharing these with you when I get the chance. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!