Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Fun and Play" LO and a Calendar card

A top of the morning to you all, welcome to another Tropical Paradise collection posting.
this week a double posting so please take the time to scroll down to see the calendar card. A real must  ...it makes a wonderful gift for some one special.


The Calendar card


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#1 The LO, titled 'Fun Play'
This photo was taken many a year ago, a dear friends daughter and my eldest son


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On The Website:
Other products used:
Distress inks: evergreen bough, chipped sapphire. Jet-black archival ink. Aquarelle paper 170gm, Creative Embellishments words 'Play' and 'Fun', Inking tool, Gold half pearls, Gesso, Hot glue gun, Cardboard, Paper sanding tool, Stardust stickles,
Doublesided tape.

Instructions:
Click HERE to see how the flowers are made.
This is a fifteen and a half inch x fifteen and a half inch ( 30 cm  x 30 cm )LO. The photo used measures two inches and twelve sixteenths of an inch squared. (7 cm x 7 cm) Start constructing the LO by finding the blue / green boarded design paper from the Tropical Paradise collection, cut this I half so the boarder will become the center of the page. Ink all edges with both distress ins. First the evergreen bough, second the chipped sapphire. Adhere cardboard to the back. Trim the photo to size and back with cardboard. Sand the edges of the photo to let the white of the photo paper show, giving a distressed look.  Find the green colored design paper from the collection and make a matting about a quarter of an inch (5 mm ) larger than the photo on all sides. Back this also with cardboard. Ink the edges. Adhere the layers together. Add another two smaller layers of cardboard to the back to raise this from the page. Adhere to the upper center of the LO base. Taking the green, blue / grey and the orange / yellow design paper from the collection stamp with the black archival ink the leaves ( 13 leaf and sprigs, 13 ferns ) and flowers, ( 8 med large and 10 med small sizes ). Shape and adhere the flowers together. To prepare the Creative embellishment words Play and Fun, first add a few layers of gesso then add stickles to bling the words. Leave to dry. Arrange all the flowers and leaves and adhere to secure in their place. Adhere the words to the LO.
To finish add the half gold pearls to the flower centers and add stickles.
Below....lots of close ups so you can see where and how the embellishments are placed.










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#2 2017 Calendar card.


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On The Website:

Other products used:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, Cream cardstock. Inks: Black archival ink, Distress inks: Evergreen bough, Wild honey. Derwent-inktense pencils: Felt green 1530, Hookers green 1520. Other: Double-sided foam tape, Double sided tape, Archival ink jet black, Lime green stickles, paper distressing tool, Want 2 scrap self adhesive half pearls, Do craft calendar 2017.

Instructions:
Click HERE for tips on making these flowers.
The measurements of the calendar used are, one inch and one thirteenths of a n inch x two inches and fourteen sixteenths of an inch1 ( 4.8 cm x 7.3 cm )
This calendar card base measures five inches and five sixteenths x five inches and fourteen sixteenths of an inch when folded flat.
Start by cutting the base card five inches and five sixteenths of an inch x ten inches and nine sixteenths of an inch ( 26.8 cm x 13.4 cm ). Make two folds of two inches and five sixteenths of an inch ( 6 cm )to make hill and valley folds to form the foot of the card. Cut a slider to measure two inches and one sixteenth of an inch x four inches and a half of an inch ( 5.1 x 11.6 cm ) Cut the card front to fie inches and four sixteenths of an inch x three inches and thirteen sixteenths of an inch. (13.4 cm x 10 cm ) The matting for all pieces are cut at one sixteenths ( 2mm) smaller all sides. The orange / yellow matting design paper is found in the paper Tropical Paradise. Ink all the edges of this paper when cut to size. The card front design paper is also found in the collection printed a little longer so you will need to trim the length to fit. Ink the edges of this paper with the Green bough distress ink. Distress the edges of this paper also with the paper-distressing tool. Adhere all the matting papers to the card base with double sided tape or clear drying glue. The card front is adhered with 3d foam tape or double dots. With the orange / yellow design paper make a matting a little larger than the calendar, ink it with wild honey distress ink. Adhere this paper and the calendar to the right side of the card foot. Embellish the card front to the left of the calendar keeping in mind you need to be able to tear the calendar months away as the year goes on. To finish add the half pearls and stickles to the flowers and leaves.
Again lots of close ups for you. 




Sorry about the hairy fairies...they are not seen till the photos are done a enlarged....goes to show...can't get it right all the time...lol. at leat you get to see all the layering.


Below you can see how the card looks like from the side. You can see how the card is folded and how the slider slips into the card front opening.


If all has gone to plan you had double fun with this visit. Till next week, have a happy scrappy time.
Inky hugs, sussipoppins

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Thinking of You" on this Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.......

Hi and a big welcome today to my place.
I have for you a card  with a sentiment...
"Thinking of You"


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:


Other:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, A4 Crafters Companion Cetnura Pearl White Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Inks: Derwent Inktense pencils: Cadmium Orange 0250, Golden Yellow 0230, Spring green 1550, Felt green 1530, Hunters green 1520, Beech green 1510, Scarlet Pink 0320, Red oxide 1910, Paynes Grey 2110. jet black Archival ink, Twisted citron distress ink. Ranger: Stickles stardust, Water painting brush. Other: Double-sided foam tape, double sided tape, Hot glue gun, Grey board or card board, Bling half Rhine stones, Spellbinders Sentiments four S2-140. Three and one quarter inch circle punch.

Instructions:
Click HERE to see how to make the flowers.
Instructions on how to make the base for the slider card.
This card when completed fits into an envelope measuring 9 and a half inches x 7 and a half inches (24.1 cm x 19 cm ) To make the card base take the A4 card stock make 2 folds 2 and a quarter inches each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to form a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at five and nine sixtieths of and inch x six and twelve sixteenths of an inch ( 14.2 cm x 17.1 cm ) The card slider at two and ten sixteenths of an inch x four and a half inches ( 6.7 cm x 11.5 cm ) For the slider guide cut at one inch x three and twelve sixteenths of an inch ( 9.5 cm x 3 cm ) This is not matted but does have a half circle punched into the length to make it easier for the slider to go in. For this card make an extra card front from cardboard measuring six inches x six inches ( 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm ) The matting for this will be the same measurements. You will find this paper with the rainbow print already printed to size in the paper pad block. Ink the edges with the green distress ink.For all other parts of the card the matting will be cut one sixteenth smaller at all edges. (1mm ). Ink all the matting papers then adhere to the card base and fronts. Adhere the slider to the center top of the card using double sided tape and clear drying glue. Adhere the card front to the card base then adhere the slider guide so the slider can slide in between the guide and card front. Once all is dry and secure adhere the extra card front with 3d foam dots to the card front.


 Make the sentiment by die cutting the words “Thinking of You” six times. 
Adhere all the layers together then color with the intense pencil to match the colors from the paper.


Make the five ( 5 ) large flowers and enough leaves as fillers to arrange at the foot of the card.




The flamingos are colored then adhered to the chipboard made from 5 layers extra card stock cuts. 


Able and below you can see both sides of the card-foot


Tuck and adhere under the leaves as seen in the photo of the card. Adhere the bling to the flower centers and each side of the sentiment. 


Add stardust stickles to the flowers and a few leaves, last apply the crystal Lacquer to the flamingo pair. Put aside to dry, then you are done.


Don't you love all the bright colours in this collection? I love this background. I normally don't go for the brights...but this was perfect for this card...I thought anyway.
Till next time...have a happy scrappy inky day.
sussipoppins hugs
oxo

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Collection from Heartfelt Creations! "Tropical Paradise"

Hi, welcome to another Heartfelt creations Wednesday. I have for you a new release...and boy is it a woozier! If you love bright colors and birds, this one is a definitely for you!
To start it all off I have for you today a slider card.
"Tropical Toucan" 


TROPICAL PARADISE
 Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!



Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried OnTheir Website:

Other:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, A4 Crafters Companion Centura Pearl White Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Inks: Distress inks: Evergreen bough, Chipped sapphire. Derwent Inktense pencils 75: Golden yellow 0230, Cadmium Orange 0250, Hookers green 1520, field green 1500, Beech green 1510, Ionian green 1320, Hot red 0410, Lagoon 0810, Tangerine 0300, Spring green 1550. Archival ink jet black. Ranger: Heat gun, Inking tool, Stardust stickles. Other: Hot glue gun, versa-mark, Circle punch, Yellow ribbon, Double sided tape, Want 2 Scrap self adhesive bling-Rhinestones 72 Hot Pink


Instructions:

Click HERE to see how the flowers are made.

This card when completed will fit into a 9 and half inches  x 7 and half inches envelope. The card base measures 8 quarter inches x 6 15/16th inches ( 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm ) Please note all the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. Take the A 4 cardstock and make 2 fold lines at 2 quarter inches each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at 4 12/16th inches x 3 15/16th (10 cm x 12.1 cm ) A second card side front at 3 13/16th inches x 2 quarter inches ( 5.7 cm x 9.6 cm ) The slider at 1 7/16th inches x 3 2/16 th inches (3.7 cm x 8 cm ) Last the slider guide at 1 2/16th inches x 3 quarter inches (8.3 cm x 2.8 cm ) This piece you will use the punch to cut a half circle in the center of longer edge to aid sliding the slider in place later when adhered to the back of the card front.
Find the design paper in the paper pad and cut a little smaller than the base for the matting. Ink all the matting paper edges with both distress ink colors for shading.
Adhere all the papers in place with tape or glue. Adhere the card front to the left of the card foot. With the 3d foam double dots adhere the card side front to the right of the card front and card foot.
Taking the yellow ribbon, make a small double half bow and adhere in place with the hot glue gun. 
Make the “Aloha” sentiment by layering and gluing 6 die cuts made from the cardstock. Stamp, die cut and color the embellishments from the collection. The finished parrot is reinforced by die cutting and adhering 4 extra layers together.  Arrange and adhere all the flowers and leaves in place. Add the parrot then the sentiment. You can adhere the arrangement either with wet glue or the hot glue gun I used the latter. Adhere the slider to the top of the card in line with the card front. Place the slider guide to the back of the card front so the slider will slide to let the card stand on it’s own. Apply the rhinestones to the flower centers and to the slider head. Apply the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       crystal Lacquer to the sentiment and stickles to the flowers and parrot.
There you have it...I am sure you will want to make this again because you will want to keep one for yourself...lol.


This collection sure is full of wonder...Heartfelt Creations did it again!
Another must have....
Return to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more goodness and eye candy. Not to forget, so much more inspiration from the DT with this wonderful collection....till next week,
Inky hugs, sussipoppins..oxo










Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...


Hi, its nice and sunny here today...so the day is starting well anyway..lol
today I am sharing with you a most fav card I made.....enjoy the journey


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:

Other Products Used:
Paper and Card Stock: A4 Crafters Companion Whit-hint of gold 300 gm. Aquarelle paper 170 gm. Ranger: Heat Gun, Water Mister, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Scissors, Ruler , Black Archival Ink. Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Forest moss, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough. Spellbinder S2-140 Sentiments four. Other: Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Cream Seam-binding Ribbon, Misti for stamping, Prima say it in pearls #530747.


Instructions:
The finished size of this slider card is eight.2 inches x  seven and a half inches. (21 cm x 17.5 cm ) The card when completed fits into an envelope measuring 9 and a half inches x 7 and a half inches (24.1 cm x 19 cm ) Please note the roses and leaves are stamped with gold embossing powder, the rest is stamped with black archival ink.
Make the slider card base. To make the card base take the A4 card stock make 2 folds, being 2 and a quarter inches ( 6 cm ) each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to form a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at five and nine sixtieths of and inch x six and twelve sixteenths of an inch ( 14.2 cm x 17.1 cm ) The card slider at two and ten sixteenths of an inch x four and a half inches ( 6.7 cm x 11.5 cm ) The slider stop at one inch x three and twelve sixteenths of an inch ( 9.5 cm x 3 cm )
Taking the Evergreen Bough ink the edges of the card front, card front background, card front foot and slider stop. Find the design paper in the collection and cut a little smaller than the card base back, card front foot and slider stop measurements for the matting. Adhere all together to form the slider card base. Adhere the slider stop in it’s place. Using the cardstock, stamp die cut and color the gate. Adhere to the card front with Double Dots or double sided foam tape / squares.


Taking a scrap piece of design paper stamp then die cut the banner two times. Trim so you will be able to place the roses and still get the sentiment.


For the 3d roses, stamp three layers for each rose.  Stamp and dies cut two rose swirls from the Blushing Rose Swirl set and one leaf swirls from the Blushing Rose Stems set. Shape, trim and adhere across the center of the gate. Adhere the banner and 3d roses using both the foam 3d tape and hot glue gun across the rose swirls. Taking the cardstock die cut four layers for the “ thinking of you ” sentiment, adhere the layers together then color with Evergreen Bough ink. Adhere to the card front under the banner and roses. 


Take the ribbon and make a double triple bow. Adhere to the slider stop with the hot glue gun. Add a snip of the leaf swirl to the bow center knot. Take the pearl centers, trim and place to the leaf snip center. Add  a few pearls to behind the banner for interest.



Click HERE to see the making of the roses.


I hope you get round to making this card. It sure was a lot of fun making those roses...and what about those leaf swirls....Heartfelt Creations doses it again...till next week....inky hugs and wishing you a scrappy happy day from...
sussipoppins



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“ Relax it’s your special day “


This card is for some that need reminding to relax....lol...I'm not one of them...Ha Ha!



Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:

Other Products Used:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, Pearl finished creamy yellow cardstock.
Double-sided foam tape, Double sided tape, Archival ink jet black, Stickles stardust, 
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Color Pencils: Leaves: 047, 102, Palm tree: 058, 047, 110, Hammock: 026, Monkey: 100, 008, 026, 101, 098, Flowers: 009, Coconut: 111, 110, Winsor &Newton Oil Color solvent, Blending stumps


Instuctions:
This tent fold card measures five and three quarters of an inch x five and three quarters of an inch. (14.5 cm x 14.5 cm ) when finished. Taking the card stock make the card base. Cut for the card front from the same cardstock four and a half x four and a half of an inch (11.4 cm x 11.4 cm ) Cut from the design paper in the paper collection, for the card base five and a half x five and a half of an inch. (14 cm x 14 cm ), for the card front four and a quarter x four and a quarter of an inch. (10.8 cm x 10.8 cm ) Adhere the design paper matting to the card base with double sided tape. Adhere the card front to the card base wit 3d foam tape or squares. Stamp the images, color the die cut. Die cut 4 extra layers for each image; adhere together in layers to form chipboards. Arrange and adhere to the card front. Find the sentiment in the paper collection and adhere to the base of the palm tree and under the monkeys tail with 3d foam tape or squares. Apply crystal lacquer to the coconuts and stickles to the flowers.


Here you see the stickles and crystal lacquer use to enhance the images.


Below a side view so you can see all the layering


Thanks for stopping by to visit my place,
till next week....have a scrappy time.
Inky hugs and sussipoppins kisses

POST NOTE: All my craft gear is back from storage and now my room is finished...
(a long haul, we started last year -round August, the builders started 1st October with promises of finishing 24th Dec.  we still have a few things need finishing like stair banisters painting etc before carpeting the stairs.)
My work is not yet done.....a woman's work is never done!.....lol. I have been sorting and relocating all my toys....this has been frustrating as I get side tracked then all I want to do is play....amazing what one collects over the years!....but it was a much needed task and it is starting to give the pay off now. Truly, I do need it all....lol....well thats the story I'm sticking to anyway.
It's been a long haul...falling down stairs, spraining ankles and DH sawing into tops of fingers....
(thats why the stairs are not finished...I need to jump in there and start sanding and doing the prep...not really my thing)...yes it has been fun....lol...but well worth the venture. I have a wall of windows, so lots of natural light the whole day, for the night true daylight lights and once all the clutter has it's place...lots and lots of working space....long live Ikea! I have to find the time to get those photos done so I can post them for you...now that will be a giggle...lol...never enough time in the day!
Will be hanging curtains today.
Hugs




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Im Bananas Over You"

Hi a simple cute card for you today,
"I’m Bananas Over You"  


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:


Other Products Used:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, Crafters Companion Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Double-sided foam tape, Double sided tape, Glue dots, Archival ink jet black, Stickles stardust, Yellow ribbon. Coloring: Spectrum Noir Color Pencils:
Palm Branches: 047, 102, Monkey: 100, 008, 026, 101, 098, Flowers: 009, Bananas: 016, Winsor &Newton Oil Color solvent, Blending stumps


Instructions: 
This card when completed measures seven inches x eight and a quarter inches. The measurements to make this card are as follows. The card base: eleven and ten sixteenths x eight and a quarter of an inch, make folds at seven inch and nine and five sixteenths of an inch along the longer edge. The card foot will then measure two and five sixteenths x eight and a quarter of an inch when the folds are folded into hill and valley folds. Cut the card front, six and elven sixteenths x five and a half of an inch the slider two and three quarters x four and a quarter of an inch. The slider stay:- four and a quarter x two and three quarters of an inch. Taking the design paper from the paper collection, cut matting for the card foot, card front, slider and card background about two sixteenths of an inch smaller than the base. Adhere this to the card base. Cut the second design paper matting for the card front about one quarter of an inch smaller than the card base. Adhere this with 3d foam tape or squares.
Taking the slider, adhere only up to a half of an inch of the top of the slider to the center of the card base background. Taking the slider stop, place this on the back of the card front so the slider will slide up and down to allow the card to stand and lye flat. This slider allows the card to stand without falling when loaded with 3d embellishments. 


Find the sentiment in the paper collection, cut and adhere to the center of the card front with foam squares. Stamp, color and die cut all the images from the collection. Cut 4-6 die cuts extra to make into chipboard by adhering in layers. Place and adhere two layers of yellow ribbon across the foot of the card. Arrange and adhere in place all the self-made chipboard images as seen on the card photo. Add stickles to the flowers and crystal lacquer to the bananas and palm branches to finish the card.


Don't you love these check monkeys. They are so much fun when the crystal lacquer is added, see you next week for more monkeying around fun.
Till then, scrappy inky hugs from sussipoppins

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hang in there Wednesday

Hi, this Wednesday I have a simple but cute card for you. 
Again, from that monkeying around collection!


“ Hang in There ”

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Our Website:
Other products used:
Paper: aquarelle paper 170gm, Crafters Companion Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Double-sided foam tape, Double sided tape, Glue dots, Archival ink jet black, Stickles stardust, Yellow ribbon, Coloring: Spectrum Noir Color Pencils: Leaves: 047, 102, Monkey: 100, 008, 026, 101, 098, Flowers: 009, Winsor &Newton Oil Color solvent, Blending stumps


Instructions:
This card when completed measures seven and a half x eight and a quarter inches. The measurements for this card are as follows. The card base: eleven and ten sixteenths x eight and a quarter, make folds at seven inches and nine and five sixteenths of an inch along the longer edge. The card foot will then measure two and five sixteenths x eight and a quarter of an inch when the folds are folded into hill and valley folds. Cut the card front, six and nine sixteenths x six and nine sixteenths of an inch the slider, two and three quarters x four and a quarter of an inch. The slider stay, four and a quarter x two and three quarters of an inch. Taking the design paper from the paper collection, cut matting for the card foot, card front, slider and card background about two sixteenths of an inch smaller than the base. Adhere to the card base. Taking the slider, adhere only up to half an inch of the top of the slider to the center of the card base background. Taking the slider stop, place this on the back of the card front so the slider will slide up and down to allow the card to stand and lye flat. This slider allows the card to stand without falling when loaded with 3d embellishments. Find the sentiments in the paper collection, cut to size and prepare by backing with 3d foam tape or squares. Stamp, color and die cut the image of these two cute monkeys and two large palm branches using the above sets from the Monkeying Around collection. Cut 4-6 die cuts extra to make into chipboard by adhering in layers. Place and adhere the double bowed yellow ribbon across the foot of the card. Adhere the sentiment to the center of the bow with an extra foam dot if needed. Place the longer sentiment below the bow.  Adhere the palm branches to the top right of the bow, then the cute pair of monkeys. Add one of the flowers from the flower boarder to above the monkey’s ear. To finish apply stickles to the flowers. 

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This is what the slider guide looks like when it is adhered to the card base top before decorating.



Below you see the placement of the slider stop behind the slider before adhering to the card front back


here you see where to add the glue. Double sided tape will not hold as it gets a lot of movement.


A side view of all the layers


I hope this helps anyone that has had trouble with the making of this card base.
Till next week with another monkeying around card . 
Inky hugs from me to you,
Sussipoppins love.