Felt with the Heart

Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I come home with more paper. Beautiful florals, petite polka dots, plaids — you name it and it’s probably in my stash. Some of it is so pretty that I almost hate to cut it. But the advantage of accumulating so much paper is that you have more opportunities for mixing and matching colors and patterns across different companies. Here I managed to match paper from Lawn Fawn, Echo Park Paper Company, and Core’dination and while I’m sad to use up some familiar papers, I now have room to spare for some new favorites.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Mom Words from the Beautiful Mom Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue
Stamp: Forever & Always by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Squares & Little Things Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Plant Kindness & Gather Love

Spring has sprung here at Rowhouse Greetings! The flower box outside my front window is already filled with red and white geraniums and this weekend we’ll start filling our container garden with more blossoms. My husband waters the garden every evening so my monthly water bill is going to hit new highs this summer, but it’s so worth it to have months of blooming goodness in the courtyard.

Marcella Hawley is always in a blooming frame of mind and this month’s digital release called Plant Kindness certains shows it. It’s filled with flower seed packs and heirloom plant listings, rosy-faced journals and calico garden gloves! Color up this cheery gardening vignette for a quick card and plant a little kindness along the way!

And while you’re at it, take a look at what my Power Poppy friends have put together. The Peep in Chief herself is joining us so sit back and enjoy some flowery inspiration.

Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Marcella Hawley (the Peep in Chief herself!)
Julie Koerber

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Farmer’s Market from the Home Sweet Home Collection by Graphic45
Stamp: Plant Kindness (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: I just picked a bunch and colored with them.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Grasshopper Leap – What’s Up?

Just a fun, cheeky little card featuring an image from House Mouse Designs called Grasshopper Leap. I just love the grasshopper ricocheting off of Mudpie’s head! I paired it with this sweet design paper from the Saucy Collection by Authentique and a sentiment from Paper Smooches to create a fun card to brighten someone’s day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Good Gab by Paper Smooches

This card is now available on Etsy – stop by my shop and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Saucy Six from the Saucy Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Dies: Die-namic Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Copics: W00, W1, W3, W5 (fur); E50, E51, E53, E93 (skin); YG11, YG13, YG17 (stem); E40, E41, YG00, BG0000 (petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV000, BG000 (grasshopper); BG0000, BG000. BV000 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Inspired Edge – Grow

Showing off a new card featuring some of the new products now available from LDRS Creative:

Inspired Edge – Grow by TLC Inspired Crafting
Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack by Polkadoodles
Dotty Doily Die Set by Polkadoodles

I colored the image with Copic markers using Copic X-Press It Blending Card. I usually design A2 cards (4.25 in. x 5.5 in.) but for this one, I bumped up to A6 (4.5 in. x 6.25 in.). I backed the front of the card with a design paper sheet from the Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack by Polkadoodles. I love this paper – the designs are colorful and cheery.

I backed the image with a coordinating solid green cardstock and attached it to my card base with foam dots to give it some dimension. I used the Dotty Doily Die Set to cut a paper doily which I then cut down to size and tucked in behind the image. The result is a simple card that is quick and easy to put together and color.

Hope my card gives you some craft inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack (*) by Polkadoodles
StampInspired Edge – Grow (*) by TLC Inspired Crafting
DieDotty Doily Die Set (*) by Polkadoodles
Copics: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E30, E33, E35, R20, R05

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Hyacinth Bulb in Glass

Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power PoppyYo! It’s the 5th of the month so that means another digital release from Power Poppy! And this one is a beauty – Hyacinth Bulb in Glass.

Here are some thoughts from Marcella: Let’s zip back to the 18th century Holland, when Hyacinth bulbs were quite the rarified rage. People could not get enough of the beautiful scents and rich colors, helping to drive the business of professional flower growing hot on the heels of the Tulip. Soon folks were forcing the bulbs into bloom indoors to brighten their windows when it was too chilly for anything to flower. Hyacinth glasses and vases were designed to cradle the bulbs and hold them just above the water, roots were coaxed from the bulbs down into the water, sending the bulb into bloom soon after. In a nostalgic nod to these wonderful windowsill displays, we have Hyacinth Bulb in Glass, so that you can have blooming hyacinth whether or not you have a bulb and a glass!

This digital stamp set includes a sentiment by the visionary Coco Chanel handlettered by a reverent Marcella Hawley 🙂 as well as a no-line coloring version of the image.

And while you’re here – take a look at these new die sets from Creative Basics! For the base and image layers of the card, I used the new Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set. You can use elements of this die set as I did here or a combination of dies to create a beautifully crafted handmade card. For the sentiment, I used one of the dies from the Fancy Circles Die Set. This set consists of 4 nested circles and 2 half circles with a beautiful stitched edging to give your cards a finished look.

I printed the image on X-Press Blending Card by Copics and colored the image with Copic markers. For the base layer, I cut a piece of 12 in x 12 in design paper in half and folded it at the 6 inch mark. I used the largest die in the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set to die cut the base. I used the second largest die to cut the image layer and adhered it to the base. After printing the sentiment on white cardstock, I used the second largest die in the Fancy Circles Die Set to cut both the sentiment and a coordinating solid to layer underneath. I used foam tape to pop the sentiment up from the card and add some dimension.

Be sure you take a look at what the Instant Gardener team has done and stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads (me! — and I’m also over on the
Passionate Paper Creations blog today too)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Limeade Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints collection by Doodlebug; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
StampsHyacinth Bulb in Glass (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Alifair Build a Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Circles (*) by Creative Basics
Copics
: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, BV00, BV01, BV01, BV04, BV08 (flowers); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); E40, E41, E43, E44, BV00, RV10, Y000 (bulb); BG0000, BG000, BV00, RV10, Y000 (glass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.