Guest Designer Heather

Hello! I am Heather Conklin. I’m super excited to share with you how much fun I had creating for We R today! I live in Washington State with my wonderful husband, two little girls, and not-so-miniature schnauzer. I teach high school art during the day, and craft on nights and weekends when the kiddos head to bed. I’ve been crafting since 2004, but have been creating my entire life. I was so happy to see the wonderful colors of the Harvest Collection as they went perfectly with our recent family photographs. Visit my personal blog here

I love using all of my little bits and pieces for cards. For this card, I covered a card base using my Xyron 9″ Creative Station, then used parts of the title strips from each paper sheet, and strips from the Fall Collage paper to add various patterns to the card base. Then, I simply added a ricrac ribbon and used dimensional adhesive with one of the Embossed Designer Stickers for a sentiment.

Cut down a sheet of Autumn Sprig to 11×11″. Cut a 10×10″ piece out of the middle out of a sheet of Pressed Flowers. Glue the 11×11″ on top of the square frame of Pressed Flowers. Cut off a strip of the Fall Collage sheet and place it on the bottom third of your layout. Mat a 5×7″ and wallet sized photo each with the leftover of the Pressed Flowers sheet. Place the 5×7″ off center, and position the wallet in the photo’s negative space. Using a die cut machine, cut a doily out from the November Mist sheet and cut that in half. Position these pieces behind the photographs. Cut off the circle from Fall title, use some dimensional adhesive and place it over a few of the Embossed Designer Stickers. Use another of the Embossed Designer Stickers on the corner of your large photograph. Use Glossy Accents to highlight the white areas of the large orange flowers.
Cut down a sheet of Honeycomb to 11×11″. Cut a dark brown piece of cardstock to 11.25×11.25″. Glue the Honeycomb paper to the brown cardstock and then to a piece of vanilla cardstock. Cut a piece of Type Set to 8×10″. Corner round two alternate edges and glue down. Cut a piece of Pressed Flowers to 5×7″ and corner round the opposite corners. Glue down, then using a contrasting marker, add faux stitching. Mat your photo with a light cardstock, then take some of the leftover scraps of paper to make a collection of banners. Place these under your photograph before you adhere it. Cut a circle, then layer a few of the Embossed Designer Stickers over it for your title. Die Cut a branch from cardstock, then add a few more of the Embossed Designer Stickers.

Cut the K Cup holder with your die cut machine using quality cardstock. Fold on all of the score lines, making a tube. The outermost section is the one next to the circles on the end. Adhere each edge flap as you go. When the K Cup holder is put together, add your decorative papers. For this one, I used rectangles of November Mist and a strip from the Fall Collage sheet. Make sure that you score your paper before attaching it to your holder. I then adhered circles of paper to each of the K Cups, then added a Embossed Designer Sticker to each of them. Lastly, I tied the K Cups into the holder with some jute twine and tied a button to the bow.

Heather Conklin


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