Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Heartfelt Creations Class card!

Good morning everyone:) I hope you are all well:) x
Sorry I didn't post this yesterday, but I wanted to share both one of the cards we made in my class on Saturday and the one we will be making on Sunday at Christine Emberson's  Hope and Chances Studio in Gravesend. As you can see this card includes some Posy Patch flowers and the tag is slightly different! ....we also still have a few places left for the afternoon class!

I just love  making criss cross tag cards and have been wanting to make one with the Raindrops on Roses collection for a while now....so this was the perfect opportunity.

  • I made a criss cross card in pink card stock.
  • I have used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the lacy edge.
  • I have cut one of the 6" x 6" panels from the Raindrops on Roses paper collection in half and matted them onto some pale green card stock and adhered them to the card.
  • I have adhered another panel to the inside along with a punched border in the pale green card stock.
  • I have decorated the card and tag with The Hobby House decorative pearls on string.
  • For the tag I have used the Happy Birthday panel from the paper collection....although you could stamp this image from the stamp which although is slightly bigger is also a nice option if you like to stamp and colour! I then matted this onto the pale green card and then onto some pale pink card.
  • I die cut the decorative circle from the Raindrops on Roses collection in pale green card, cut it in half (saving the other half for another project) and adhered it from the back. I also added a loop of ribbon. To neaten up the back I cut a piece of pale green card 1" x the same width of the tag and punched the scallops with the Martha Stewart punch. I adhered this to cover the decorative circle at the back.
  •  I made roses from the Vintage Floret die and stamps, which I have added to the card and tag along with a few leaves from the classic leaf die and stamps and also the foliage flourish from the Gift Ensemble.
  • To finish I have added a pink organza ribbon bow and of course some Stickles glitter.

Here is the other version which we will be making in my class on Sunday:


The tag on this one is wider than the first as I have used the Window image. I have used the Birthday tag though on the back.....if you require a different sentiment you can always cover this one up and add one of your choice!
Lot's to look at today:)
Take care x



  1. Hi Nikki, Oh! I so wish I could come I Truly Love both designs I Love The Papers they are so pretty, and The Embellishments just Fantastic as always, I would Stamp the Tag as you know I love to Stamp and I do believe the second tag with the The Window image is also a Stamp they are Beautiful I'm sure you'll have a tremendous time and meet lots of wonderful ladies. Love and Hugs from Sam x

  2. Both very beautiful Nikki.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Hi Nikki
    So now I know what we'll be doing! Can't wait. It's a beautiful card! See you on Sunday! Best wishes, Anne O

  4. Two beautiful cards Nikki, lovely subtle papers and lovely embellishments,
    I am just sorry i don't live near to you .

    Elaine H X

  5. Morning Nikki, I would love to make either of these stunning cards, your class is in for one fabulous workshop !! I love both these cards, the compilation and criss cross style is so effective. I will definitely be trying these cards, they are absolutely stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hello Nikki my favourite collection, I have the dies not as yet the papers. These two cards are stunning, so pretty, vintage, and beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration x

  7. Morning Nikki,
    These cards are stunning, I would lo to come to your classes but alas too far
    Thee latest paper packs are beautiful, I am waiting for mine to come.
    Carol x

  8. Two fabulous cards Nikki, absolutely stunning. I love the colours in this collection and the criss cross design is so pretty. Wish I lived close enough to do a workshop with you. Pat x

  9. Hi Nikki,
    Both cards are absolute exquisite...how pretty the Raindrops on Rose collection is. How I wish I lived down south to be able to come to your workshop..

    Love Sheila xx

  10. Hi Nikki
    Two stunning card today. How was the crisscross card assembled Nikki?. Did you use two 6x6 cards stuck together and the two fronts cut on the angle?. This is how it looks to me. I have these stamps and just love what you have made.

    1. Hi Pst snd Nikki and all lovely Nikkets. Id love to know how a criss cross card is made. Can anyone tell me please ?

  11. Both tag cards are so very, very gorgeous! I love the colours in this range - vintage and pretty.

  12. Hi Nikki.
    Stunningly lush both of them. How do you make your criss cross ? Id love a dabble at something different.
    Hugs all round.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  13. Hi nikki
    Awwww so pretty never seen a criss cross card before. Looks smashing. Ill need to give it a try sometime when I get a bit of crafty time. Wish I had ur talent!!
    Love Tracy from kilmarnock xx

  14. Hi Nikki
    Love both versions of your card, how I wish I could go to one of your classes
    Like Pat Witney and Steph please can you tell us how to make the criss cross card blank would really like to try this
    Best wishes, Pat

  15. Ok ladies here is how you make a criss cross card...although I made this one slightly different as I didn't have any 7" square card blanks.
    Take 2 card blanks in your required size.
    Cut the front sections in half to create triangles and adhered the square bits on top of each.
    you now have a gate fold type card with triangles! I now adhere the triangles together at the bottom so that create a pocket so that the tag doesn't fall out , but you can make it securing them with magnets(as a lady in my class did) hiding the magnets inside the layers of card. This way you can open the card up! You would need to make a little pocket on the inside though so that the tag doesn't fall out!....I think this is another must have on my list of to do videos:) x
    I hope this has helped. x
    I am glad you all like it:) x

    1. Sorry about the spelling and grammar mistakes :( x

    2. Thank you Nikki that's great going to give it a go tomorrow
      Best wishes, Pat

    3. Thank you for these instructions on the criss-cross card, Nikki, I will definitely be trying this one, after seeing these cards yesterday I went off to order the elements I don't already have, I love them so much !!
      Lots of love from Patricia xx

    4. Thanks for the instructions to make the card x

  16. Absolutely lovely, what a novel idea I must have a go at this, I love these papers as well. Unfortunately your classes are at the wrong end of the country for me or else I would love to be there.

  17. hi, 2 stunning cards, the flowers are beautiful, love the happy birthday stamp, its on my wish list, lovely colours so pretty, xx

  18. Absolutely gorgeous card Nikki, it's so pretty, lucky people attending the class x

  19. Such lovely cards! I really like the lace edge you added and the tag inside is brilliant!


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