Tuesday, 31 August 2010


August 31, 2010

Just a quick post for today. I just want to share with you a card that I made using the Poppy Stamp set of Crafty Secrets.

Image was stamped 3x on white cs with Momento Black ink and colored with Copics. 2 of the stamped images were cut and raised on top of the original image for dimension.

You can see the layers in this photo.

Here is a closer look at the card.

This is what is included in the whole stamp set.

Monday, 23 August 2010

August New Product DT Challenge

August 23, 2010

It is time for another Crafty Secrets DT Challenge featuring a new product. For this challenge my main project is done by using the Double Sided Christmas Creative Scraps. Some time ago Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage came out with their Creative Scarps which were one sided. Sandy, owner of Crafty Secrets recently decided to re-produce these Creative Scraps and make them double sided. They are so great to use in cards, mini albums, wall hangings, ornaments and the list goes on and on. You simply can use just the front side, back side or both sides. And what is so nice about them is that when you cut the image on one side the back side has a matching image in exactly the same size.

My project for today is a Holiday Planner. We all know just how stressful it can be to get everything organized for the Holiday Season. Yes, Christmas is just 4 months away and it is time to start getting all the different lists together to make thing go by as smoothly as possible. And a Holiday Planner is one way to get things all organized.

I used the Wood Clipboard Album of Crafty Secrets for this Holiday Planner and covered the front with the back side of the Christmas Creative Scraps. I colored some of the images with chalk to make them stand out and also used some Glossy Accents on the berries. Cut out some different sizes of poinsettias using the Poinsettia die from Spellbinders, outlined the edges with a gold leaving pen and for the center of the flower used gold glass beads. For the leaves, I dry embossed them with a leaf clay mold to bring out the veins on the leaf then distressed it with a green distressing ink. The title was die cut with the labels 4 Nestabilities from Spellbinders and letters are made with Adore Clear Art stamps which is also from Crafty Secrets. Edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distressing ink.

There are 4 inner pages which are lined so that you can easily list down different list to help you get organized.
Images that are used for the different pages are from the front portion of the Christmas Creative Scraps.

Christmas Card List

Gift List

To Do List


Second project for this DT Challenge is a card using a stamp from the Bathing Beauty Stamp Set. Main image was stamped on a frame from the Classic Paper Pad and colored with Copic Markers. Edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distressing ink. Second image from the same stamp set was stamped on cream colored cs and colored with Copics. To finish the card off I added some ribbon, sea shells and clear glitter on the words from the background paper "DREAM".

Through out this week keep coming back as I will feature more projects using other new products from Crafty Secrets.

For now, it is time to hop on to the rest of the Design Team Members, as I am sure they have exciting projects to share with you today.

And don't forget to check out the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and Crafty Secrets site to check up to date with the latest news and products.

Enjoy your day.


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Glamour Girls Note Case

August 4th, 2010

Here's another project that I worked on recently. This time I am using the double side Girlfriends Creative Scraps. Sandy, owner of Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage has done a great job putting double sided Creative Scraps together. Front and back images on the sheet were carefully matched so that when you cut the image in the front that you like, the back has a complimentary image in the same size. Perfect for creating hanging ornaments were you would like to showcase both front and back.

For this project, I took an inexpensive case (box) from a dollar store and covered it with the sheet using the back side of the paper. Some of the beige toned images were colored with a light colored copic marker to bring out the beauty of the image. I simply added some ribbon and pompoms to the outside edges. All around the sides I used some "Class a Peel" gold strip stickers to outline the case. When you open up the case, it holds a set of Girly Birthday Note cards. The case is perfect to give as a gift to a special friend.

This is what the front of the case looks like.

These are the 2 different side panels of the case. I just limply cut out more images from the sheet and pop it on the sides.

Here is the front again when it is open. Take a look at what is inside of the case. Some matching Birthday  Note Cards. Perfect way of storing your small size cards.

And here is a picture of the 3 different styles of cards that come in the case. These were made from images found in the front part of the sheets. These images come in so handy especially when you want to make a quick vintagey yet adorable card.

Beach Time Card

August 4th, 2010

Time to show you are card made with one of the newest stamp set just recently released by Crafty Secrets called Bathing Beauties.

I used copic markers to color in the stamped image and DP is also from Crafty Secrets.

 Take a look at the entire stamp set and you will be amazed at all the great vintage images you can use for cards, layouts and other crafting projects.