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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Daisy Daisy – Friends Like You Are Keepers

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today with another project featuring recent releases now available from LDRS Creative. This project features:

Daisy Daisy Stamp & Dies from Polkadoodles
Sami Swan Stamp and Die Set (sentiment)
Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set by Creative Basics (die cut)

I added a layer of pale pink card stock to my card base as the background. I stamped the stem & leave stamp and one of the flowers from the Daisy Daisy Stamp & Dies set on Copic Express Blending Card and cut the flower using the dies in the set. The stem and leaves were colored with Copic markers. After trimming the blending card to size, I backed it with gold vellum. I used one of the dies in the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set to create the fence die cut  and adhered it to the card. I used foam squares to adhere the image to the front of the card giving it some dimension.

Rowhouse Greetings | Daisy Daisy by Polkadoodles Rowhouse Greetings | LDRS Creative

For the inside, I layered the pink card stock and the gold vellum to my card base. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Sami Swan Stamp and Die Set on a piece of white Neenah 80# cardstock using Versamark ink.

The end result is a simple, but elegant card that would bright anyone’s day.

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Pink Tutu; Gold Vellum by the Paper Company; Neenah Solar White 80#
StampsDaisy Daisy Stamp & Dies (*) from Polkadoodles; Sami Swan Stamp and Die Set (*) (sentiment)
DiesAllifair Build-A-Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics (die cut)
Copics: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); Y02, Y15, Y18, YR16 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (flower center)

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

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.

Say Love with Flowers

Mother’s Day is not far off and it was time to sit down and put together a card for my own mother. I wanted something a little different and by chance, I came across a company called Dreamerland Crafts and I fell in love with this image. Besides the fact that the image is adorable, I was drawn to the challenge of coloring that carnation. I wanted to see if I could capture the folds and depth of the real thing. Although I can’t really compete with Mother Nature, I think I came close enough for this card.

And as for my mother – luckily, she doesn’t have internet access so she won’t see this until it arrives in the mail.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Limeade Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Say Love with Flowers by Dreamerland Crafts
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20 (skin); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV25  (stem); RV10, R81, R83, R85, R39, BV00 (flower); E41 (socks); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shoes); E41, E43, E44, Y21 (hair); B0000, B000, B00, B01, BG10, BV000 (dress)

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.