Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hello everyone.
It's Anita here .Christmas preparations are in full swing everywhere. I am busy with making cards as there is long list of friends and relatives who long for my handmade cards.
My card today has a Christmas feel but its not a regular Christmas card.
I have added my favourite flowers in red and put them all in the beautiful envelope die cut as if its gift of flowers.
So do have a look.


The finished card measures 7 inches by 5 inches.
Emboss the card front in an embossing folder.
Distress lightly with shabby shutters distress ink and Memento Angel Pink ink. Distress the edges with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
Cut a die cut from Dual Stitched Rectangle Die and adhere on to the card front.
Cut a die cut from the Envelope die . Fold and stick in the middle of the rectangle die.
Add some hay fillers inside the envelope and add the flowers and leaves.
To make the flowers, Cut them using the 3D flower die and colour with Abandoned Coral Distress ink. Apply Crackle Medium on the flowers and apply glass glitter. Layer them when dry.
The leaves and green flower are cut from the pattern paper from my stash and then spray green mist on them . Use them when dry.
Arrange all the flowers and leaves as shown. Add a double layer of bow after colouring it with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
Add a Sentiment.

CottageCutz dies used.

You still have time to enter in the Fall theme challenge here

I hope you liked my card. Do leave your feedback.

Friday, October 21, 2016


Hello dear friends !!!

It's Anita here with lot of fun activities for you. First tell me something !!!! Do you love  making cards?? And are you the CAS type or multi layered card maker like me ??
Also, how long do you to take make a card??
Too many questions !!!! But you will be amazed to see how I have a quick and simple answer to all these questions by showing you just one product.
Will you believe me, if I tell you that you can make multi fold cards in just 40 minutes with flaps and pockets and that too without any measurement and score board.
I must be joking right !!!
This is the most versatile and wonderful product by Heartfelt Creations--Kraft Pocket Flipfold Inserts  B and Kraft Pocket and Flipfold C

These are pre- made and pre- cut card stock inserts with flaps and pockets which can be used to add interactive pages to your albums. But you can also use them to make multi fold interactive cards and you just have to score along the lines and fold according to your requirement to create many such cards. This makes the whole process of card making so easy and quick. These are especially suited for those people who are scared of all the measurements and cutting and inspite of going through all that when you do not get perfect folds, its very frustrating. So here is the answer to your problem. 
You can create 4-5 cards from one pack. They come in three colours-white, Kraft and Black and We have the Kraft and Brown available at Crafters Corner.
I have today, brought 4 yes !!! 4 interactive cards for you using these flipfold inserts. Some are heavy layered ones while some are simple. I have used Heartfelt Creations Paper Packs to make these cards.
The size of the card fronts and panels coordinate with the design and card panels in the paper packs. So no measuring there also. Just cut the card panel to your card size , mix and match and paste. So easy !!! And of course you can decorate your cards with handmade flowers.
For this I have another bonus video for you where I will teach you how to make a Rose flower using the Classic Rose stamp and die set,
Another there is another video where I show you everything that comes in the pack and the cards that I created with them.... !!! So watch both videos very well get a wonderful solution to all your card making problem.
So sit back for this is a super heavy post.
                                                       A Step card made from Insert B

A double fold card with flap and pocket made from Insert C

A tri fold card made from Insert C


A single fold card made from Insert C

So let me take you on video tour. 

Make a Rose with me.


Products used

So that is it all for today !! I hope you liked my effort and will certainly try your hand in creating these cards using the Flipfold inserts. For all your Heartfelt creations products visit the store and you will be amazed to see the variety here.
So see you next week with another new product that will leave you asking for more. Till then keep crafting !!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



How is everyone doing ?? Are you all busy with preparations for Christmas or still basking in the beauty of Autumn ??
I am really enjoying myself doing both and believe me !!! It is so much fun creating these cards. CottageCutz has released some awesome Autumn theme dies that you can check here.
Today , I have a card for you where I have used a very innovative way to use negative of die cuts as stencils.
Here is my card .

To create this card, Cut a card A2 size that is 5.5 inches by 4.24 inches in white card stock.
Using the CottageCutz Feathers die, cut out the diecuts and use the negative of the die cuts as stencil to create a background. I have used the Distress inks Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled paint and Gathered Twigs.

Cut out a window frame from the CottageCutz Stitched Square die and distress with Espresso Distress ink. 

Cut out the feathers from the CottageCutz feathers die and colour them using the above colours. Tie together using a twine.
Stamp a Thank You sentiment and layer all the square dies together.

Products used from CottageCutz dies.

The CottageCutz challenge 7 is Fall Theme. Do share your entries with us. See you soon with more CottageCutz goodness. 


Hello dear friends !!!!

Do you think you've had enough of the blushing rose from Heartfelt Creations!!!! Nah !!!! There ia not all that has ended. I have once again made a simple yet elegant rose card with the Blushing Rose Collection.
Here is my take on this card.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723
Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets 242174
Dove Blender Kit 241159
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black TSMP900
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles DDOTS
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11 GBCC811

Other Products Used

Zig Brush Pens -colours used-Maroon, light pink, light green and dark green, Distress inks-Pumice Stone, Espresso and Peeled Paint

Make the card base by cutting a white card stock 7" x 10" and score at 5" on the long side and fold. Cut a mat layer from white cardstock measuring 4"x 6". Swipe Distress inks on a craft mat and spray water on top. Swipe the mat layer on this ink crush into a loose ball when still wet.  Open the layer and distress a little with Espresso ink to highlight the cracks. Let it dry. Adhere on the card front with 3D foam tape. Cut three strips of white cardstock measuring 1" by 6". Roughly tear the bottom edge . Score random lines on the score board on these strips to give a woodgrain effect. Distress the sides and top with Espresso ink. Adhere the three strips on the mat layer with 3D foam tape.
Stamp the 4 images from the Blushing Rose Stamp set and cut with coordinating die. Colour with Zig markers and shape and emboss on the flower shaping tool kit.
Arrange on the card with clear adhesive and 3Dfoam tape. Stamp the image on vellum and adhere as shown. The finished card measures 7" x 5".

I hope you liked this card. For more inspirations on this collection , visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Saturday, October 15, 2016



It's Anita here !!! Have you started making your Christmas  cards ? The CottageCutz store has a wide range of Christmas and Fall theme dies and you can create simple and also heavy layered cards using these. You can check them out here:
Christmas 1, Christmas 2 and Fall Theme
Today I have a new card for you with Christmas theme but there is a twist in it. Its a shaker card and it's in non-traditional Christmas colour.
Do check it out here.

To make this card---

Cut out die cuts in white card stock from CottageCutz Stitched Circle die.
Cut out one from the largest die and this will form the base.
Stick together the largest and the smallest die with a 1/4 inch gap and cut out 6-7 circle frames.
Use the CottageCutz Snowman with lamp post to create a scene with a 3d effect. Layer two die cuts with 3D foam tape and distress the top one with scattered straw distress ink.

Adhere the frames in between each layer. I have used 4 frames . Add sequins and cover the top with OHP sheet cut to the same size as the circle. Put the final circle frame on top   and add another stitched frame. Place the whole thing on a brown Christmas Nested Ball Ornament. Add a string.

Apply distress ink Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge and Spiced marmalade on a craft mat, spray water and swipe a 7"/5" card stock to colour. Dry with a heat gun.

Cut two CottageCutz Snowflake doily and colour it with Evergreen Bough Distress ink. Apply clear adhesive and sprinkle Rangers Clear Rock Candy Glitter.

Create a circle label with CottageCutz Stitched circle die and add a sentiment.
Arrange all the elements as shown.

Matte on teal coloured card stock and finally adhere to a white card stock.
The finished card measures 7.5" by 5.5"

A challenge is up on the blog. the theme is Fall. We have an amazing collection of Autumn themed dies. So do share your entries. See you next week.