Grow a Little Happiness How-To's

Grow a Little Happiness How-To's

 

Create these fabulous cards using the free Moonstone Die from Crafting with Hunkydory Issue 63!

 

Adding greenery to our homes is said to make us feel at ease and the winter months are the perfect time to add houseplants, with the cold dark nights and shorter days meaning that we don’t get out in the garden. But even those who don’t have green fingers can enjoy the Grow a Little Happiness Free Gifts! These are certainly hard to kill but so easy to use to create wonderful cards for all.

 


 

Sending our Love card

Designed by Cat Hollis

  • 4" x 6" Cardblank
  • Prism Craft Markers
  • 4" x 6" Black Card
  • Foam Pads
  • Tape

  1. Open the Paw Prints SVG in your machine's workspace software. Resize the paw prints to fit onto a 3¾”x 5¾” piece of cardstock. If desired, delete some paw prints to get the right size of prints. 
  2. Cut the paw prints into your trimmed white cardstock. 
  3. Colour the edges of it with the following Prism Craft Markers: 405 Lemon and 510 Candyfloss. 
  4. Add it to a 4” x 6” piece of black cardstock then to a same-sized card blank.
  5. Print out the Panda and balloons and colour the Panda with Prism Craft Markers: N1 Linen, WG3 Pewter, and WG7 Ash; colour the presents with 510 Candyfloss, 402 Vanilla, 405 Lemon, 455 Glacier and 414 Pistachio.
  6. Print out the greeting, trim around it then shade the edges with 600 Midnight.
  7. Make up the card by sticking the greeting in place with tape and then adding the balloons and Panda with foam pads.

 

Materials

Moonstone Nesting Dies - Hexagons
For the Love of Stamps - Geometric Florals
6” x 6” Ink Me! Card Blank
Ink Me! Cardstock
Superior Stamping Card - Midnight Black
VersaFine Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Prism Ink Pads - Canary Yellow; Apricot Sorbet; Orange Zest; Fire Coral; Chilli Red; Brick Red
Prism Craft Markers - 419; 538
Prism Brush Marker - 600 Midnight

 

1. Using the card blank with the fold at the top, add a 5½” mat using Midnight Black
Cardstock as the base and Ink Me! on top.
2. Cut a piece of Ink Me! Cardstock using die from the Hexagon set.
3. Shade the piece using Canary Yellow, Apricot Sorbet and Orange Zest Prism ink Pads,
shading from bottom left to top right. Add spots of water on top of the darker shades
4. Edge the hexagon using the Brush Marker.
5. Die-cut the row of plants from Midnight Black cardstock and stick it across the hexagon.
6. Colour in the plants using the Inks and Markers.
7. Stamp the sentiment with the VersaFine pad and add the piece to the card blank.

 

With love

Designed by Cat Hollis

  • 4" x 6" Cardblank
  • Prism Craft Markers
  • 4" x 6" Black Card
  • Foam Pads
  • Tape

  1. Open the Paw Prints SVG in your machine's workspace software. Resize the paw prints to fit onto a 3¾”x 5¾” piece of cardstock. If desired, delete some paw prints to get the right size of prints. 
  2. Cut the paw prints into your trimmed white cardstock. 
  3. Colour the edges of it with the following Prism Craft Markers: 405 Lemon and 510 Candyfloss. 
  4. Add it to a 4” x 6” piece of black cardstock then to a same-sized card blank.
  5. Print out the Panda and balloons and colour the Panda with Prism Craft Markers: N1 Linen, WG3 Pewter, and WG7 Ash; colour the presents with 510 Candyfloss, 402 Vanilla, 405 Lemon, 455 Glacier and 414 Pistachio.
  6. Print out the greeting, trim around it then shade the edges with 600 Midnight.
  7. Make up the card by sticking the greeting in place with tape and then adding the balloons and Panda with foam pads.

 

Materials

Moonstone Minis Sentiments - With Love
8” x 8” Ink Me! Card Blank, cut down to 4” x 8” landscape gatefold
Ink Me! Cardstock
Superior Stamping Card - Midnight Black
Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable Cardstock - Willow Tree
Prism Brush Marker - 600 Midnight
Diamond Sparkles Gemstones - Crystal & Black

 

1. Cut the square card blank into a landscape gatefold card, as above.
2. Use a slightly smaller piece of Willow Tree cardstock on it then add a piece of Midnight
Black.
3. Cut a 3” x 7½” piece of Ink Me! Cardstock and use the free die in the middle of it,
removing the plants part to leave the shaped aperture.
4. Die-cut the plants again but this time use Willow tree Cardstock.
5. Use the fineliner to draw freehand lines around the edge of the Ink Me! Before adding it
to the card with 1mm-deep foam pads.
6. Stick the Willow tree layer into the aperture with wet glue.
7. Die-cut the sentiment from Willow Tree and Midnight Black cardstock, layering them up
in the bottom left-hand corner of the Ink Me! Layer.
8. Decorate the opposite corner with 3mm black gemstones.

6 January 2022
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