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October 06, 2014
Thank you for all the lovely feedback for my last post on the photo I took of the orchids at Gift Hutt. I was so pleased that I finally managed to get what I had been seeing whenever the sun was shining through the window.
I have finally got my new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and have had a play with it. There are so many different ideas in the cartridge that it was hard to know where to start but I had to start somewhere. So I got some inspiration from the Annual Inspirations Book on page 65 with the lovely die cut card. It was interesting getting some feedback on the Christmas cards I had made with the Stamp of the Month – Home for the Holidays. The non-traditional cards got the most likes on Facebook. Plus, as I am in Wellington, New Zealand, and heading towards a warm Christmas some friends felt that the polar bear was not quite so appropriate for southern hemisphere countries so I thought I would do something more appropriate for the warmer climates.
The poinsettia is indigenous to Mexico and South America because of it’s green and red foliage is very popular in Christmas floral displays. It has been a very popular emblem on Christmas cards in New Zealand for many years.
I looked through all the CTMH cartridges and found just the right image on the Artiste cartridge to use to make up the flowers and the leaves. I need to charge my tablet to upload my step by step photos and I will add a tutorial on how I made these once I have done that so please bear with me.
I have used the sleeve (shift) image on page 46 at 5.5″ to cut out the card using Ruby cardstock. Because the flower was quite heavy I have lined both sides inside with White Daisy cardstock to create some more stability. I have added some trim using some topiary washi tape on a small strip of White Daisy cardstock and then matted it with some Ruby cardstock. I am loving the sentiment stamp set that comes with the Artfully Sent cartridge and this stamp has some lovely fonts and sayings for all occasions.
I first practiced making the card with some Buttercup cardstock (NLA) and when I put the flower on it it actually went well as it toned with the yellow in the leaves so I decided to make a birthday card with it. Here it is:
This is such a bright and cheerful card and would make a wonderful gift for someone.
Cardstock – White Daisy, Ruby, Buttercup (NLA) but Canary is a good substitution, New England Ivy
Stamps – Artfully Sent Just to Say, Just a Number, Noel
Inks – New England Ivy, Canary, Ruby, Black
Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste
Embossing folder – Dots
Bling Gems Gold
Topiary washi tape
Both cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt as most of my cards are.
Have a great week and happy crafting.
January 18, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back. Delicate Impressions Details We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other four sets are designed to create borders and accents that can …
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January 13, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today sees the launch of the fabulous new Countryside Cottage collection. This is a must have collection as it has lots of elements that can be used for lots of different collections and occasions. I have started with a card for Autumn. Products used: …
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January 11, 2021
Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection! Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try. Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken …
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