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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Handmade Roses with TLC Designs

Welcome Back Friends,

Today I have a floral card featuring the Rosie Sentiment Die Set by TLC Designs. I am following this months sketch challenge over on the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook Page.

TLC Design's Supply List:

Rosie Sentiment Die Set

Happy Dragonfly Circle Die Set

Blooming Medley Designer Series Paper

Each month there will be a brand new sketch special so check back each and every month because we can't see wait to see your projects. For this months special make sure to enter before the end of the month for your chance to win. See details below.

Sketch-EZ #101 Bundle Challenge graphic

Now onto the details of my card. I use the sketch as my main layout idea but changed it quite a bit because I wanted to focus on this fun new die set. First I figured out how to cut the diagonal piece by cutting along one edge of the die then fussy cutting it out to create a stripe. Then using the outside die and inside mat layer of the die I cut a frame. I really like the way this turned out. Since the designer paper was purple and white I decided to stick to those colors throughout for the most part. Now lets take a close up look at my flowers.

For each flower I used 2 large petals, 1 medium, and one small. Plus one leaf. All were cut from white paper (110 weight) and hand colored using archival inks. The petals were then hand shaped using a flower shaping ball tool and mat from the back side to form the curve of the petals. Lastly turn your petals over and press down with a small ball tool in the center to create a plunging center. To finish the flowers off I used silver stamens and a glue gun to build the flower and added glass glitter to the petals with dries clear glue for a final touch.

Here is one last look at the final project.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Heartfelt Creations ~ Trifold Gateway Card Featuring the Climbing Clematis Collection

Hi Friends,

I have a gateway card to share with you today which is a tri fold card full of handmade Climbing Clematis flowers cascading down the front. These hand colored and shaped florals were made to perfectly match the papers from the collection. Then I hand colored the butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Dreams Collection with alcohol markers ti coordinate as well.

Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

Climbing Clematis Collection

Butterfly Dreams Collection

5x7" Gateway Fold Card Base

Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die 

Eyelet Frame Gateway Die

Assorted Bead Stamens Medium 

Lush Lilac Collection (birdhouse) 

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 

 Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle

The inside features a simple birdhouse die cut with fluffy birdies and a birdhouse with climing clematis flowers adorning it. All coloring here is by alcohol markers. The third panel is now shown as it is just the are to write your personal message. Here is a close up of the bird house...

And one last look at the front of the project.

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 Crafty Hugs, Melanie


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Smiling for Zinnias

HI Friends,

I have a fun slimline card for all of you today. TLC recently had a new release and I have been playing with the 3 new die sets.  I had a lot of creative time mixing and matching the sets and this is what I designed.

Oh my goodness....Cuteness overload right??? I have used the following TLC products in my project...

TLC Supply List:

NEW Slimline Multi Slider Die Set

NEW Zinnia Slimline Die Set

NEW Rosie Sentiment Die Set

Turtle-Licious Stamp Set

Perfectly Precious Slimline Designer Paper Pack

I have colored my little turtle with my Stampin' Blend Alcohol markers.

The amazing flower dies that come as part of the Zinnia Slimline die make for beautiful layered flowers. I simply cut the different sized dies in white paper, inked in pink archival inks, shaped with a standard ball tool, and layered with added stamens. Lastly they were attached with a glue gun to the final project. 

Here is a final photo showing you lots of the amazing dies that I have used. The "Smile" die is not shown but is from the Rosie Sentiment Die Set. I just love all the extra dies you get with TLC Design's Die Sets. Take a look at all of them available by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Heartfelt Creations ~ Bright and Cheerful Asters

 Hi Friends!

Welcome back to Fairy Stamp Land! Today I have a fun card I designed last week that I would love to share with all of you. This is a 6x6" card designed for gift giving in mind. 

This card has a inset sentiment section with an acetate layer on top. The beautiful focal Aster flowers were stamped and colored using Archival inks using my stack and store ink daubers. For the flower centers I used Prills. The accent flowers are mini magnolia blooms used as filler flowers. These stunning papers are from the Butterfly Dreams Collection. See below for a list of the products used.

Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

Wild Aster Collection

Sweet Magnolia Collection

Butterfly Dreams Collection

Royal Elegance Frames Die 

Cactus Flower Archival Ink

Magenta hue Archival Ink  

Paradise Teal Archival Ink 

Stack and Store Daubers

Heart of Gold Prills 

Crystal Ultra-fine Transparent Glitter

Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Paper

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Dries Clear Glue

 Here are some close up shots of the flowers. For the Prills I did two layers of Prills to give extra body to the centers. Dries clear glue and glitter were added to finish them off.  

This close up side view shows you the added dimension achieved by adding the inset sentiment. It really sets up the card nicely. 

I hope you have enjoyed tonight's project as much as I enjoyed creating it. There is something about these colors that just brings joy to the heart! Happy crafting my friends! Melanie

Thursday, August 12, 2021

With Alicorn Specialness

Hi Friends,

I hope you all are having a nice week. I have a sweet "clean and simple" card for all of you today. I am using the bright and cheerful "Perfectly Precious" Designer Papers by TLC Designs. These were fun papers to design with. Lets take a look.

All of the products I am working with today are by TLC Designs. This fun stamp is from the "Alicorn Happiness" stamp set and I have used two sets of dies, Happy Dragonfly Circle & Scalloped Rectangle Garden. These dies work so nicely together.

Make sure you check out all of the Stamps, Dies, and newly packaged designer papers in the TLC Designs Store so you don't miss out. You will love the prices and the quality!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Monday, August 9, 2021

Heartfelt Creations ~ An Embossed Magnolia Blooms Window Scene

 Hi Friends,

A few of you may know I have been dabbling a little with flower making. Heartfelt Creations has beautiful Stamps and Dies which make flower making a joy. Todays card is featuring the Magnolia flowers as shared in this live video HERE

As inspiration for this card I participated in the Online Class titled "15 Versatile Ways to use the Window Dies and Circle Fold Cards"

Heartfelt Creation Supplies Used:

 Rounded Sunlight Window Die

 Rounded Window Frame Die

 Window Hinges Die

 Window Scenes Paper Collection

 Luxe Gold Cardstock

 Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set

 Sweet Magnolia Blooms Die

 3D Magnolia Shaping Mold

 Sweet Magnolia Buds Cling Stamp Set

 Sweet Magnolia Buds Die

 Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small

 VersaColor Pigment Ink Pad - White

Opaque White Embossing Powder

 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - White

 For the clasp on the front of the card I simply used a piece of velcro as a closure. This way the card could be written in or stamped with a sentiment inside the front opening or inside the card itself as seen below.

I did place this delicate card onto a 6x6" card base and lined the inside with coordinating paper from the Scenes paper pad. This paper pad is just beautiful for all of these window scenes. The design possibilities are endless. 

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I hope I have inspired your creativity today. May my card brighten your day and bring a smile to your face. until next time....Melanie