Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Rustic Watercolor

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Today is all about water coloring! My very lovely friend, Pam Bray, sent me a set of watercolor pencils and...I had to play with them. Watercolor is not something in my skill set. However, I had such fun that I unearthed an older set of pencils that I had in a bin, plus I purchased a pad of watercolor paper. The rest is, as they say, history!


I used the new Everyday Heroes paper pad and an image from the Countryside Evening Collection (2013 collection) to create this 6" x 6" card. I loved working with the watercolor pencils! I am used to working with Copic markers and even regular colored pencils, but watercolor is something I have done rarely. I found that using the pencils with a water brush - the kind of brush that you fill with water - worked very well. 



Create a 6" x 6", top-fold card by cutting black cardstock to 12" x 6" and scoring at 6" on the long side. Trim Everyday Heroes newsprint paper to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and sponge edges with Walnut Stain ink. Attach the panel to the card front. Trim black cardstock to 5 1/2" x 2" and attach to the right edge of the card. Trim Everyday Heroes dot paper to 5 3/8" x 1 7/8" and sponge edges with Walnut Stain ink. Attach the panel to the black cardstock mat on the right side of the card. Trim black cardstock to 3" x 6" and attach to the center of the card front. Trim Everyday Heroes stripe paper to 2 7/8" x 5 7/8" and sponge edges with Walnut Stain ink. Attach the panel to the black mat in the center of the card.


Use the large rounded rectangle from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set to trim out a piece of black cardstock. Attach the cardstock to the card front with foam tape, approximately 1 1/2" from the top and 3/8" from the left edge. Stamp the Antique Lantern Cling Stamp onto watercolor paper with black pigment ink. Allow the ink to dry and then color the image and background with watercolor pencils and paints. Allow the paper to dry completely. Use the large rounded rectangle from the Cut Mat Create 2B die set to trim out the image. Sponge the edges with Walnut Stain ink. Attach the image to the black mat on the card front with strong double-sided tape. Glue a metal word charm to the upper left corner of the image. Attach a gingham bow to the charm.

Stamp the flowers from the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set with black pigment ink onto white cardstock. Color the flowers with Spun Sugar distress ink. Use the Botanical Wings Die to cut out the flowers. Shape the flowers and sponge with Walnut Stain ink. Glue the flowers to the card front as shown.



Decorate the inside of the card by trimming ivory cardstock to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and sponging the edges with Walnut Stain ink. Mask off part of the sentiment from the the Antique Lantern Cling Stamp Set and stamp it onto the top of the ivory panel with Walnut Stain ink. Trim a strip of the Everyday Heroes stripe paper to 1 1/2" x 5 7/8". Sponge edges with Walnut Stain ink and attach the strip to the bottom of the ivory panel. Attach the ivory panel to the inside of the card.
 
Visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration!
Products Used:
HCDP1- 253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection

Other products used: 

Cardstock: WorldWin Black, Natural, White
Watercolor paper: Artist's Loft
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar), Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black
Watercolor pencils: Artist's Loft (yellow green, dark green, olive, dark brown, clay yellow, golden yellow, cherry red, vermilion, gray), Prima Scenic Route (09, 58)
Watercolor paints: Artist's Loft light blue
Charm: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon plaid ribbon 
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, My Sweet Petunia MISTI, Zutter Bow-it-All, hot glue gun
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape and foam tape, hot glue sticks)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop! Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and/or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper to create an "egg-citing" chicken themed project for you to enjoy! 

If you are coming here from the AMAZING Ginny's Blog, then you are right on track. If not, you can go back to the Crafty Secrets Blog and follow the links. You don't want to miss anything!

I love farm images, and that's a fact! I grew up spending a lot of time at my relatives' farms. My favorite thing to do was feed the chickens! I created this vintage-look rooster card, perfect for a guy or gal. And yes, I realize my chicken wire is SIDEWAYS, but don't judge me! I have been away from farms for a very long time!


I love the kraft and black mixed with ivory and red. Very country chic! I started with a 5" x 6" black card base - my new "go to" card size! To create the barn wood background, I used the "brown wood flowers" paper from the Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Collection and selected the area I wanted to print (I only wanted the wood grain, not the flowers).



Before printing, I added the sentiment from the Farm Chicks Digital Stamp Set to the lower left corner. I also added the birthday sentiment using a font called Another Typewriter. I printed the background paper and sentiments all in one go! I printed the (sideways) chicken wire paper form the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. The chicken wire image also comes as part of the Farm Chicks set, however, I wanted the "pre distressed" version that was already printed at 8" x 8" and sitting on my table. {grin} I rubbed all the papers with Walnut Stain Distress ink to grunge them up.

The rooster image is also from the Farm Chicks Digital Stamp set. I enlarged the image to 3" x 3" and printed it onto ivory paper. I colored the image with Copic markers. 



Nothing says country like checked ribbon, twine, and a rusty bell. Ok, fields of cows say country, too, but you get my drift! 


If you wanted to stamp a sentiment onto the card, simply print out your digital paper and stamp onto it with your favorite stamps and inks! Thanks for checking out my post today!

Every great blog hop needs a prize, and one lucky winner will receive their very own set of the Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and the digital Chicken Farm Paper, too. To have a chance to win, simply visit every blog listed below and leave a nice comment. Then, finish up this hop on the Crafty Secrets Blog and let us know that you've visited and commented on all the designers’ blogs. The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blog comments on one of the designer's blogs.  How fun is that?

Next up is the sweet and talented Melody's Blog.  She has a wonderful project to share with you, and is the next link on the hop! If you get lost, follow the list below!

Crafty Secrets Blog
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE
Sheila

If you need MORE chicken goodness in your life, flap on over HERE to see this gift set, which I made last fall! There are tutorials for an altered gift bag, a large tag, an altered gift box, a card with matching envelope, and two gift card holders!


Follow the links in the original post to see all the tutorials and supply lists.

Crafty Secrets Products:
Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps 
Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Collection
Creating with Vintage Patterns CD

Other Products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black, Natural, Kraft
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural Burlap String, Red and Black Check Ribbon
Rusty Bell: Darice
Markers: Copic
Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Canvas Corp Brands - American Vintage Mini Album

If you are looking for the Heartfelt Creations Wednesday post, pleas click HERE.

Hello, Vintage Crafters! Welcome to my Canvas Corp Brands blog post!


I am one of the Vintage Market Contributors for the Canvas Corp Crew and they asked me to create a project with the NEW 7 Gypsies American Vintage Collection!


My project is a "junked up" mini album full of pockets, flaps, ephemera, and vintage goodness! Plus, who doesn't love denim?!


For a full product list, see the end of the post. Doesn't this pile of "junk" look fantastic! A vintage-lover's dream!


This sweet denim mini album is called 4x6 Dungaree Journal, but it is approximately 7" x 7" x 2" and comes with ten 6" x 4" page protectors and two binding rings. I used some great Canvas Corp goodies to decorate the cover! I wanted the cover to look like a pile of things collected on a journey across the country!


Using lightweight chipboard, I created eight 6" x 6" pages, plus I added four of the page protector sleeves, which are 4" x 6". This mini is vintage America from cover to cover!

To see the full album, please see the slideshow video here:


I don't have a step-by-step tutorial for this one, but there is nothing complicated about this one. I made simple pockets from cardstock and paper. Easy peasy!


I love this denim cutie! I am a sucker for Americana and patriotic stuff, as well as vintage American signs and images. I hope you love it, too! I used some of the Scrap Packs that are for sale in the CCB Store. They are full of great items and no two packs are the same! 


Thanks for looking! For supply links, please see below! 


Canvas Corp Brands Products
4x6 Dungaree Journal
American Vintage 12" x 12" paper: State Plates, American Stamps, Road Atlas, Wish You Were Here, Across USA, Go and See
American Vintage Postcards
American Vintage Journal Pages - 5x7
American Vintage Mini Ephemera
Other 12" x 12" paper: Sand and Sea Art Pages on KraftFarmhouse Christmas Stripe on Ivory, Farmhouse Christmas Tags on IvoryGypsy Moments Under the Cover, Gypsy Moments A Novel Thought, Gypsy Moments Express YourselfRed and Kraft Ribbon StripeWhite on Kraft Caribbean (retired), Chocolate and Ivory French Script
Gypsy Packs: Harmony, Vintage Travel, Vintage Writing
Ephemera: Gypsy Chronicles Large, Gypsy Mini, Mini Receipts
Stamps: Canvas Corp Find Yourself, 7 Gypsies Time Pieces
Hardware: Travel Charms, Dome Studs - Antique Brass, Road Trip Book Knob, Mini Clothespins - Christmas, Vintage Clips - Antique Silver
Trims: Canvas Flower - Red, Canvas Mini Shapes - Flags, Canvas Fringe, Canvas Sheet - Red, Hemp rope - Red, Natural

Other Products
Cardstock: Kraft, Black (WorldWin Papers)
Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain Antique Linen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: various
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Circle dies: Spellbinders
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tags: various kraft and manila tags
Ephemera: various vintage ephemera, pocket journaling cards, sticker words
Tools: mini stapler, hot glue gun
Adhesives: ATG tape, hot glue



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Altered Envelope Gift Card Holder

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! I am working with the newest release, Everyday Heroes! I am also using the January and February release stamps and dies: Birds and Blooms and Butterfly Medley.


I decided to create an altered envelope/gift card holder for you this week. I found some #9 kraft envelops in my stash, and wanted to play around with them. These envelopes are 8 7/8" x 3 7/8" in size. I think business-size envelopes are called #10, and these are a similar size, except these are top-loading. 


I decorated the front and the back of the envelope, plus I added a pull-out tag. You could write a note, add photos, or glue a gift card to the pull-out tag.



Decorate the front of the envelope by first trimming a plain section from the Everyday Heroes "boot and butterfly" paper to 8 3/4" x 3 3/4". Use a stamp positioning tool to stamp the newsprint image from the Everyday Hero Newsprint Cling Stamp Set onto the paper with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink. Cover the surface of the paper with the stamped image, making sure to create "newspaper grid." Sponge the edges of the paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Attach the stamped paper to the front of the envelope. 


Trace a section of the Everyday Heroes striped paper to cover the inside of the envelope flap. Fold the flap to the front of the envelope and glue into place to create a decorative "topper" for the top of the envelope front. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A Die to trim the Delicate Flourish from black cardstock. Attach the flourish to the top center of the envelope flap. 


Stamp the "Celebrating You" sentiment from the You Inspire Me Cling Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock with black ink.

Use the arrow shape from the Everyday Heroes Die to trim out the sentiment.

Flip the die around and cut the "banner" section on the other side of the sentiment.



Tape the die in place, making sure to line up the cutting lines.


Sponge with distress ink and attach the sentiment banner to the bottom of the envelope front with foam adhesive. 

Cover a 4 7/8" x 2 3/8" Manila shipping tag with Everyday Heroes paper containing the blue rose and butterfly images, trim the excess paper. Sponge the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Attach the tag to the right edge of the envelope front, approximately 2" from the top.


Stamp the flower branch from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto white cardstock with black ink. Color the image with distress and pigment inks. Cut out the branch with the Birds and Blooms Die and attach the branch to the top part of the tag as shown, using foam adhesive. 

Stamp the six small flowers from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set twice onto white cardstock. Color the flowers with pigment ink. Cut the flowers with the Leafy Branch Die. Shape the flowers and attach to the flowers on the branch. Create a few buds, the others keep flat and layer over the existing flowers on the branch.  Add black glitter glue to some of the flower centers. 


Stamp the flowers once and leaves twice from the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set with black ink onto white cardstock. Sponge the flowers and leaves with pigment ink. Use the Botanical Wings Die to cut out the flowers and leaves. Create a rose by gluing the flowers together. Glue the rose to the bottom of the tag as shown. Add the leaves. 

Stamp the leaves from Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set onto white cardstock with black ink. Color the leaves with distress ink and cut out with the Leafy Branch Die. Glue the leaves to the right edge of the tag. Add a small blue flower as shown. 

Stamp the Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set onto neutral Everyday Heroes paper with black ink. Sponge the largest butterfly with blue pigment ink. Cut out the image with the Butterfly Medley Die. Attach the large butterfly to the tag with foam tape as shown.


Decorate the back of the envelope by first using a circle punch to cut a notch out of the top of the backside of the envelope. Trim the paper with the image of the boot and the butterflies to 8 3/4" x 3 3/4". 


Use a circle punch to notch the top center of the paper and sponge the edges. Attach the paper to the back of the envelope, lining up the notches. 


Use a 2 3/4"circle die template to trim a section of Everyday Heroes paper containing the blue rose. Use foam adhesive to attach the rose image over the top of the boot image on the back of the envelope. Trim a piece of striped paper to 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" and line the top inside of the envelope so that the striped paper shows behind the notch made in the previous step.


Create a journaling card to slip into the envelope. Cut black cardstock to 8 1/2" x 3 5/8". Cut two pieces of kraft cardstock to 8 3/8" x 3 1/2" and attach to the front and back of the black panel. Trim one piece of Everyday Heroes paper containing the blue rose and butterfly image to 8 1/4" x 3 3/8". Sponge the edges and attach to the front of the kraft panel. Trim a piece of tan with black dots Everyday Heroes paper to 8 1/4" x 3 3/8". Sponge the edges and attach to the back of the kraft panel. Slide the panel into the envelope. 

Visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration!
Products Used:
HCDP1- 253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection

Other products used: 

Spellbinders dies: Standard Circles Large
Envelope: The Paper Studio #9 Kraft Envelope
Cardstock: WorldWin Black, White, Kraft
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass), ColorBox Pigment Ink (Aqua, Robin's Egg, Seaglass, Chestnut)
Glitter glue: Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour Black
Manila shipping tag: office supply
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, My Sweet Petunia MISTI, Stampin' Up circle punch, hot glue gun
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks

Monday, April 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop


Good morning, Blogger Peeps! I am guest designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon again! It is time for the April Blog Hop, which starts at the RRR Blog

You should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to Ginny's Blog next!

Here is a peeky at the RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment


This is not really "my" color combo, however...I just purchased some papers in just these colors! Guess what?! I can use the paper NOW instead of hoarding it, like I usually do!


I found a yummy collection of Authentique papers at my local store a month ago! These are "new to me" and so pretty. I totally adore that image! This is a larger card, 6" x 5" instead of an A2 size. I love this larger size. It's just a tad bigger. The issue is making sure to have the right size envelopes! Since I tend to need a padded mailer, those come in 5" x 7" which work great!

I created a border with the Coral Rose Swiss Dots Grosgrain and Theresa Crochet Lace



I used the lovely Delicate Stitched Satin Aqua to make my bow. I added a bit of Ivory Burlap String and some paper flowers.


I stamped on the inside of the card with some stamps that are either brand new, or older and had never been stamped before! {I know, I know!}

Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog next!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings


Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Cocoa
Designer paper: Authentique Crush (Cache), Flourish (Register, Plume, Cheer), Sweetness (Decadent)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club, twine
Stamps: My Favorite Things About Anniversaries, Avery Elle So Happy
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Flowers: WOC, Kaisercraft
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag, Heart Doily
Tools: Bow-It-All
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, hot glue

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish March

I am sharing the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish March class project sheet with you today. (Graphic 45 shared on their blog HERE.)


Each class in this series contains two cards and two tags using the matching monthly papers form Time to Flourish! Click HERE to print your step-by-step directions for these four projects! For the March class, we are using the March Flourish and Cut Apart sheets from Time to Flourish, as well as the Journaling Chipboard. Our Staples item this month is Ornate Metal Key Holes, which come five to a package. The technique this month is "on the diagonal" as we make use of diagonals and triangles!


For the first card, I created a pretty cluster on the bottom left from one of the keyholes, some green seam binding, kraft twine, and a few of the chipboard elements. 


Card two is "pretty in purple"! For details on custom-dyeing the seam binding, see the Snapguide tutorial below.


The tags this month are the Regular Kraft Tags. Tag one can be used as a St. Patrick's Day tag, or you could change it up and create a birthday tag! The hand-made pinwheel adds just a touch of whimsy!

Tag to contains two diagonal pockets suitable for journaling cards, messages, or even gift cards! 


Here is a view with the tags removed.



To print the step-by-step project sheet for the previous months:
January
February
March

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - April Release!

Welcome to April Release Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! The new release is called Everyday Heroes! This collection contains newspaper typography and brown coffee splashes, which join forces with blue roses, butterflies, manky boots, and ships at sea! The collection contains six stamp sets, one die set, a 12" x 12" paper pad, and a card kit!


The colors and images in this collection are just my style! I love the earth-toned colors and the grunge elements. I decided to create a  six- page, 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" chipboard mini album to celebrate everyday heroes. 

As much as I love the collection, it was emotionally difficult for me to work with. It made me sad to think about my four favorite heroes, who are no longer with us: my dad (1928-1997), my younger brother (1967-2010), my father-in-law (1938-2011), and my nephew (1972-2014). Having lost my father-in-law, brother, and nephew in just 4 short years makes the grief pile up! Creating a tribute album is wonderful therapy, but you can see that I was not able to go the next step and add photos yet.


I am not normally a fan of adding flowers to masculine projects, but in this case, as a tribute album, I felt is was a perfect touch. The flowers are from the February Collection, Butterfly Medley.


The mini album contains six chipboard pages, 5 1/2" x 5 7/8" each. For a full supply list, see the end of the post.

Read on for the album tutorial! If you do not have access to the 7 Gypsies Chipboard Binder Album used for the sample, you may use an album similar in size and structure. I think Maya Road carries a similar style of album, but I am sure other companies do as well. As the kids say, Google It! {grin}


Begin by painting the edges of the chipboard album and each album page with black acrylic paint. Make sure to paint around the metal binding rings. Wipe paint off  the metal rings with a damp cloth. Allow the paint to dry completely.


Trim newsprint patterned paper from the Everyday Heroes Paper collection to fit the front and back covers and the spine.

Decorate the cover of the mini album by first cutting the decorative banner from the Everyday Heroes Die set from black cardstock. Attach the banner to the right side of the album cover. Stamp the large word circle from the Everyday Hero Cling Stamp Set with black ink onto white cardstock. Trim the circle and sponge with Antique Linen ink. Attach the word circle to the banner with foam adhesive. Stamp the My World Stamp Set image onto a scrap of ivory cardstock with brown ink. Using the globe die cut template from the Everyday Heroes Die set, trim out the globe portion of the image. Color the globe with inks and a white pencil. Attach the globe to the center of the word circle with foam adhesive.

Stamp the flowers from the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set with black ink three times onto blue paper from the Everyday Heroes Paper Collection. Sponge the flowers with pigment ink. Use the Botanical Wings Die to cut out the flowers. Create roses using the directions in THIS tutorial. Create three roses, two large and one medium. Glue the roses to the front of the mini album, to the left of the decorative banner. Stamp the leaves from Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set onto green cardstock with black ink. Color the leaves with distress ink and cut out with the Leafy Branch Die. Mist the leaves with water, shape the leaves and allow them to dry. Glue the leaves to the flower arrangement as shown.


Glue three metal gears to the left side of the flower cluster. Trim the "always remember" sentiment strip from the Everyday Heroes paper Collection and cut it apart with scissors. Glue the two word strips to the left edge of the album cover.


Stamp the "You're an Everyday Hero" circle from the Everyday Hero Cling Stamp Set onto white cardstock. Trim out the sentiment with the matching die template in the Everyday Heroes Die. Sponge the sentiment with Antique Linen ink. Trim out a circle, slightly larger than the sentiment, from black cardstock. Attach the sentiment to the cardstock circle. Attach the circles to the spine of the album with foam adhesive.


Trim map print paper to fit the inside front cover.


Cut apart the 6" x 6" paper panels from the Everyday Heroes Paper Collection. Use the 6" x 6" prints to cover the front and back of each chipboard page. Trim excess paper. Make sure to re-punch the binding holes. Sponge all paper edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Decorate each page as shown below.


Page 1: Cover the chipboard with the "There's only one Like You" border paper. Trim black cardstock to 7" x 4 3/4". Score at 3 1/2" on the long side. Fold and score to create a top-fold card. Attach the card to the center of the page, slightly below the pre-printed border. Trim the photo mat from the Everyday Heroes paper and attach it to the front of the card flap. Trim a clock from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection and attach it with foam adhesive to the lower right corner of the photo mat.


Open the card flap and attach two more pre-printed photo mats to the inside of the card.


Page 2: Cover the page with the "test of time" paper. Use Cut Mat Create 1A Die (2 3/5" x 3 3/4") to trim out the oval pre-cut photo mat. Attach the mat to the center of the page. Stamp the Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp onto a scrap of brown Everyday Heroes paper with black ink. Trim out the butterflies with the Butterfly Medley Die. Attach one of the larger butterflies to the left side of the page with foam adhesive. Save the other butterflies for later use.


Page 3: Cover the page with newsprint paper. Trim the "My Anchor" ticket from the paper using the Luggage and Tags Die. Attach the ticket to the right side of the page, approximately 1" from the top.Trim black cardstock to 2 1/4" x 5 7/8". Use a circle punch to cut a notch in the top center of the cardstock strip. Attach the strip to the bottom of the page to create a pocket. Trim newsprint paper to 2 1/8" x 5 3/4", notch the top and attach to the black cardstock pocket.

Stamp the My Hero Cling Stamp Set image onto white cardstock with black ink. Color the boots with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Sponge the image with Antique Linen Distress ink. Trim the image with a circle die template. Trim a slightly larger circle from black cardstock. Attach the boots image to the black circle, then attach the image to the bottom right corner of the pocket with foam adhesive.


Trim a pre-printed photo mat from the paper and stamp the poem from the You Inspire Me Cling Stamp Set onto the center panel with black ink. Trim out two tags and a small journaling spot from the paper. Add twine to the tags and tuck all items inside the pocket.


Page 4: Attach the "boots" paper to the page. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A die (2 3/4" x 2 3/4") to trim out a plain panel from one of the pre-printed photo mats. Attach the mat to the lower left corner of the page. Attach one of the larger butterflies cut previously to the upper left corner of the paper. Attach the sentiment ticket below the butterfly.


Page 5: Cover the album page with the striped 6" x 6" paper panel. Trim out the polka dot photo mat and attach to the center of the page. Trim the "courage" sentiment from the All Geared Up paper and attach a brad. Place the sentiment in t he upper right corner of the page using foam adhesive.


Page 6: Attach the boat paper panel to the album page. Trim black cardstock to 2 1/4" x 5 7/8". Use a circle punch to cut a notch in the top center of the cardstock strip. Attach the strip to the left edge of the page to create a pocket. Trim map paper to 2 1/8" x 5 3/4", notch the center and attach to the black cardstock pocket.

Stamp the My Anchor Cling Stamp Set image onto white cardstock with black ink. Color the anchor with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Sponge the image with Antique Linen Distress ink. Trim the anchor with Everyday Heroes die. Trim the "strength" sentiment from the the All Geared Up paper. Tie the anchor and the sentiment together with kraft twine and attach to the upper left corner of the pocket with foam adhesive.


Trim a pre-printed photo mats and two tags from the paper. Add twine to the tags and tuck all items inside the pocket.



Page 7: Cover the album page with the "Everyday Hero" paper panel. Stamp white cardstock with the My World and My Anchor Cling Stamp Sets with a pale tan ink. Trim out the images with circle die templates. Sponge with Antique Linen Distress ink. Trim larger circles from black cardstock. Attach the circle photo mats to the page as shown.


Page 8: Cover the album page with the "Remember" paper panel. Trim two ovals from white cardstock. Sponge with Antique Linen Distress ink. Trim larger ovals from black cardstock. Attach the oval photo mats to the page as shown.



Page 9: Cover the album page with the text paper. Trim black cardstock to 7" x 4 3/4". Score at 3 1/2" on the long side. Fold and score to create a left-fold card. Use a circle punch to trim a notch from the right edge of the card. Attach the card to the center of the page. Trim the "Special Moments" Everyday Heroes paper. Trim a notch from the right side and attach it to the front of the card flap. 



Open the card flap and attach text paper to the inside of the card as shown.



Page 10: Attach "You Inspire Me" paper panel to the album page. Trim pre-printed photo mat from the paper and mat with white cardstock. Sponge with Antique Linen Distress ink. Attach photo mat to the center of the page. Add two butterflies cut previously to the upper left corner of the page.


Page 11: Cover the album page with the compass rose paper. Trim black cardstock to 7" x 4 3/4". Score at 3 1/2" on the long side. Fold and score to create a left-fold card. Attach the card to the center of the page. Trim the "You make my World" pre-printed photo mat from the Everyday Heroes paper and attach it to the front of the card flap.


Open the card flap and attach anchor paper to the inside of the card as shown.



Page 12: Cover album page with the dots paper. Trim the large circle photo mat from the paper and attach it to the center of the page. Trim out the Hero ticket and attach it to the right edge of the photo mat.


Trim pale tan newsprint paper to fit the back inside cover. Using the Cut Mat Create 2A die (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") trim out the pre-printed boot image from the Everyday Heroes paper. Attach the image to the center of the inside back cover.




Add photos and journaling! Visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration! 
Products Used:
HCDP1- 253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other products used: 

Spellbinders dies: Standard Circles Large, Small, Classic Ovals Large, Small
Album: 7 Gypsies Chipboard Binder Album
Cardstock: WorldWin Cardstock (Smooth Black, Natural, Spring Green), Stampin' Up Cardstock (Whisper White)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge), ColorBox Pigment Ink (Aqua, Robin's Egg, Seaglass)
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon (kraft, black twine, black cord)
Embellishments: black mini brad, 7 Gypsies gears
Markers and pencils: Copic alcohol markers (colorless blender, E40, E55, E57), Prismacolor pencil (white)
Paint: Martha Stewart black acrylic paint,
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Circle Punch, Martha Stewart score board, hot glue gun, foam brush
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scor-tape, hot glue sticks