Friday, February 18, 2011

Pretty Pearly Heartfelt Thanks Tutorail

Good morning! Before I get started I want to say Thank You so much for the comments and warm welcome to the Want2Scrap Design Team! I am so honored and excited to be part of the design team and I am excited to do my first blog post today!!

I have two cards to share with you today using the New and ever popular Nestabling™! Here is the first card I designed and I have a step-by-step tutorial to share with you. To start I created the tag using the Grand Calibur™ and S5-030 Fancy Tags Two from Spellbinders™. I used Ivory cardstock and cut/embossed the tag. I used Rich Cocoa ink to stamp the sentiment, colored with a Copic marker and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers JustRite Cling CL-02080 Fancy Tags.Next I added the Nestabling using Nestabling™ Fancy Tags Two White Pearl.To apply the Nestabling™ you simply peel it off the clear sheet and add to the die cut. The Nestabling will hold it's shape! Another way to apply the Nestabling™ is to peel a little up from the clear sheet, line up the bling on the die cut and peel the clear sheet backwards for perfect placement of the Nestabling™. So Gorgeous and Fast!! Can you imagine how long that would take if you had to add each tiny pearl by hand--way too long!Next I created two heart shaped diecuts (only one shown). I used the Grand Calibur™ and S4-136 Classic Heart #4 and S4-137 Scalloped Hearts #6 from Spellbinders™ to cut/emboss the shapes. For the classic heart I used paper from the Lullaby collection from Kaiser Craft (available in April) and Ivory for the scalloped heart and I inked the edges of both with Antique Linen Distress Ink.I used Nestabling™ Scalloped Hearts Pink Rhinestones to edge the scalloped heart.Next I layered the hearts and tag using 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™.
Here is a close up of the hearts and tag on the finished card.The next step is to create the felt roses for the card. I used S4-312 Blossom Three #2, #3 and the Grand Calibur™ from Spellbinders™ to cut the felt flower shapes. Have your A Base Plate on the bottom, add the die template with the ridges (cut size) up, felt, cardstock and then C Cutting Plate.After making the die cuts then I hand cut the felt starting from the outside working inward for a spiral cut. I used a Copic marker to add some color to the felt for a 2-tone look.Next use your favorite liquid adhesive and start to roll the rose.Keep gluing and rolling the rose until you reach the center and glue the center to the bottom of the rose.Using the Grand Calibur and S4-328 Foliage from Spellbinders, I cut and colored some felt leaves to go with the rose.Here is a close up of the felt roses and leaves.
I used a piece of pretty pink paper with a white damask flock from the Lullaby collection from Kaiser Craft (available in April).I also added some Baby Bling LeCreme Baby Pearls-100 Count to the corners and some hand tinted seam binding for the bow.

Supplies~ Card One
Bling: Want2Scrap Nestabling™ Fancy Tags Two White Pearl, Nestabling™ Scalloped Hearts Pink Rhinestones, Baby Bling LeCreme Baby Pearls-100 Count
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JustRite Cling CL-02080 Fancy Tags
Paper: Kaiser Craft Lullaby Collection; WorldWin Ivory
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink; Copic Marker R81
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur™, S4-137 Scalloped Hearts #6, S4-136 Classic Heart #4, S5-030 Fancy Tags Two, S4-312 Blossom Three #2, #3, S4-328 Foliage
Accessories: Joann's White, Green Felt, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, MyStik™Permanent Strips Dispenser ; Hand Tinted Seam Binding; Beacon Adhesives ZipDry

Here is another card I designed using the Nestabling™ Labels 14 Lime Green and Baby Bling LeCreme Baby Pearls-100 Count.The Nestabling™ Labels 14 Lime Green matches S4-290 Labels Fourteen from Spellbinders™.

Supplies~ Card Two
Bling: Want2Scrap Nestabling™ Labels 14 Lime Green, Baby Bling LeCreme Baby Pearls-100 Count
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JustRite Cling CL-02070 Fancy Frames
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection; WorldWin Brown, Ivory, Green
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-290 Labels Fourteen #3, S4-312 Blossom Three #4, S4-328 Foliage; JustRite Custom Dies JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies
Accessories: Ranger Diamond Stickles; Karen Foster Decorative Corner Brads; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ MyStik™Permanent Strips Dispenser , 3D Foam Squares; Beacon Adhesives ZipDry

Thank you so much for stopping by the Want2Scrap Blog today!! I hope you have a Fantastic weekend!!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Oh my goodness....these are absolutely gorgeous! If someone wanted to know what kind of card to send me- these would be it! Beautiful!
    And a great tutorial too.

  2. Wow, that first card with the heart is sooooo beautiful!!!

  3. Heidi, these are simply stunning, I had to show everyone at work what a beautiful job you did, I am at a loss for words STUNNING!!!

  4. DROOLING DROOLING!!!!! These are simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  5. These are stunning Heidi! Your designs really showcase these beautiful gems.

  6. these are gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. This is a SMOKIN' hot and fantastic tutorial, Heidi! Not only are your cards and techniques, fabulous... You make some WONDERFUL points about the fabulous benefits of HOW easy and fun it is to bling up a beautiful project with Nestabling! This is FABULOUS!



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