Thursday 25 February 2021

Sunny daisy window

 Hello, fellow crafters

Today’s inspiration features cheerful daisies on several cards.

On the first card, the daisies are arranged in front of a sunny window on an autumn day.

I created the daisies using Altenew craft—a-flower daisy die set and two shades of yellow cardstock.

The window was cut from bronze metallic cardstock, using the Heartfelt Creations rounded sunlight window die.

The per behind the window frame is from Heartfelt Creations’ country cottage paper pack.

The daisies are created in four easy steps. Select two shades of yellow cardstock, rust and brown cardstock to cut out all the parts of the two sizes of daisies. Then simply follow the layering guide on the die package. The photos below show the steps I followed.

Here are three more cards I made from the same stash of daisies I made in one session.

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Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Friday 19 February 2021

Take a moment scrapbooking layouts

 Today I am sharing snippets of two double-page and a single-page scrapbook layout,  created using the Fabscraps C127 Take a moment paper collection.





Happy crafting, until next time.

Marie Smith

Thursday 18 February 2021

Exploding memory box - Take a moment to remember

Hello, fellow crafters.

Today I am sharing an explosion memory box, featuring the fabulous C127 Take a moment paper collection by Fabscraps


This explosion memory box is perfect for preserving memories of special persons or moments. It takes up to 18 photos plus additional photos that can be inserted into the pockets on the two flaps in the smallest box. Square photos sized 9x9, 8,5x8,5 and 7,5x7,5 cm.

It is a lovely idea for a gift. For example, a Valentine’s day gift in which you can include photos, journaling about favourite songs, favourite moments, funniest moments, etc.

Consists of two smaller explosion boxes inside the largest box. Photos and/or journaling blocks can be added to both sides (inside and outside) of each of the four flaps of the boxes. However, Marie created two pockets on the inside of the smallest box, into which tags can be inserted. These tags may be used for journaling or you may adhere photos to them.

I have uploaded a video, showing bow the box opens and unfolds, to YouTube. Click here to watch the video.

You may e-mail me for instructions for this project. To qualify for the free tutorial, mention in your e-mail that you saw this on my blog. 

Happy crafting, until next time.

Marie Smith



Tuesday 16 February 2021

Cherry blossoms and delicate lace

Whenever I need dainty flowers for a card or other papercraft project, I reach for my Heartfelt Creations tweet cherry blossoms stamp-and-die-set. one can create truly beautiful tiny blossoms with this set - suitable for lots of projects.

On this card, they are the perfect companions for the delicate lace border die by Spellbinders/Becca Feeken.

To create the special flowers on this card, I used the die set (no the stamps). They were die-cut from watercolour paper and spread out on my teflon craft sheet (glass cutting board will also work). Then I lightly spritzed them with water and used a waterbrush pen to drop some pin watercolour in the centre of each flower, allowing then paint to spread out into the water. after this, I placed them in the cherry blossom mould and rolled them through my Big Shot die-cutting machine. this shaped the flowers and all I had to do to complete them, was to let them dry and add mini flower pearls in the centres of the flowers.

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Marie Smith