Winter Wedding Favor Box...

Hello!
How are you this morning, afternoon or evening!
If you've been following me for awhile you'll know that every Wednesday brings a 
special creation featuring Heartfelt Creations!

For this week I've decided to use the wonderful little box die that comes in the Snow Kissed Collection.  I had an idea for a winter themed wedding or shower with this little box paired with the gorgeous window die from the Botanic Orchid Collection.  

Let's take a look...


I chose to add some bridal type stamens to the poinsettias for this project to keep with the bridal theme.  I've heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder along with the snowflakes.
The flowers have been stamped on a light blue patterned paper from the paper collection and then inked lightly with a blue ink.

Here's a bit of a closer look at the flower arrangement...

 
 The snowflakes have also been heat embossed and then inked with a platinum color ink to give them some shine.  The wooden word has been lightly painted with a white distress paint and then sponged with the platinum ink as well.

Here's a closer look without the little tulle drawstring bag of Hershey Kisses...


I can just picture a crafty bride and her bridesmaids sitting in a room where they've gathered together their manual die cutting machines, a bunch of inks in the colors of the wedding color palette and of course their shaping tools...ready to create these as table favors for their guests.  The beauty of this project is that you can change up the colors, flowers, etc. to match the theme of your wedding!  This would be equally as stunning using orchids, fuchsias, and even daisies!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see many more stunning winter and Christmas themed creations featuring the Snow Kissed Collection.

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP-1269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die
HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, white embossing powder, heat tool, ColorBox Chalk Ink - French Blue, textured white card stock, plain white card stock, snowflake embossing folder, VersaFine Black Ink, Brilliance Dew Drop - Platinum Planit, sponge dauber, white flower stamens, wood cut out - Love, Ranger Distress Paint - Picket Fence, water, spritz bottle

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the Sparkling Poinsettia flowers.

Die cut gift box and window pieces using textured white card stock.  Assemble box and adhere window to back of box.  Trim a panel piece, just slightly smaller than the front of the gift box from plain white card stock.  Dry emboss using manual die cutting machine and snowflake embossing folder.  Adhere to box front.  Locate a piece of light blue patterned paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection, stamp one inking of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and heat embosss using white embossing powder and heat tool.  Color using sponge daubers and a touch of blue ink.  Die cut using coordinating die.  Using flower shaping tools and spritz of water, shape one large double poinsettia and one smaller.  Once dry, pierce the flower centers with piercing tool and slip stamens through and adhere to back.  Adhere flowers to bax as shown.  Stamp one inking of the snowflake cluster from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set onto plain white card stock.  Apply white embossing powder and heat set.  Sponge lightly with Platinum colored ink.  Die cut using coordinating die and adhere to box as shown.  Paint wood cut out word with white paint, allow to dry and then sponge with platinum ink.  Adhere to box.  

Heartfelt Birthday Wishes Blog Hop...

Thanks so much for joining us in wishing our wonderful Emma Lou of Heartfelt Creations a very Happy Birthday!  
You are currently on a fun filled birthday blog hop showcasing the birthday cards the past and present design team members created and sent to surprise Emma Lou!  It was a hush hush operation involving my dear friend Liz, along with Linda (Emma Lou's mom) and Richard (Emma Lou's hubby), and we've all had so much fun being in on this wonderful surprise!

You are currently visiting me...Tracey Fehr of Beautiful Moment Cards and you should have arrived from Candy's blog Candy's Creations.  (Be sure to follow the list below to carry on in the celebrations!)

I will confess that I agonized over which paper collections and handmade flowers I should use to complete this very special card for the queen of flower shaping and card making...(why is it that you feel tremendous pressure to pull off the best card EVER for a special occasion like this, and for such a special person!  LOL) 
I opted to go with several older collections that I've been hoarding in my stash...Sun Kissed Fleur, as well as the Posy Patch Collection (which has been discontinued).  I used one of the flip fold album inserts as a card base...and here's how it all turned out...


I really wish I had been able to get a better photo of this card...but we've had days of rain and the sun has not wanted to cooperate with me!  The colors are so much more magnificent on the original...along with the glitter and prills on all of the flower centers.

Here's a closer look at the birthday wishes...


I'm sure that Emma Lou was quite surprised and will have had so much fun opening all of her snail mail!

Here's a pic of this beautiful lady ready to dig into her birthday cake...

 

Doesn't it look absolutely delicious!

...and here's a picture of Emma Lou surrounded by her cards...



So much pretty for her to take in all at once!

So, Emma Lou...if you're hopping along with us today...I want to wish you a very special birthday...and a very special year filled with love, laughter, family and wonderful friendships!  You've touched the hearts of so many people in the crafting world with your genuine spirit, beautiful smile and amazing talents!  May God continue to bless you richly as you have blessed others!

And, with that I say thank you for stopping by my little home in blogland...before you continue on your way there are a few housekeeping rules to remind you of during this blog hop...

Rules and Regulations
  Blog Hop will start at 8am EST on Thursday, August 11/16 and closes Tuesday, August 16/16 at midnight.
Winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations FaceBook page on Wednesday, August 17/16.
Random Org. will be utilized to choose both blog and winning comment.
Winner will receive one $25 gift certificate for Heartfelt Creations online store.
To claim prize: please email passionforsparkle@gmail.com with "Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop" in subject line.
Winner has 72 hours to claim prize before another name is drawn.

And here's the list for you to continue on with our birthday fun...and good luck!


Until next time...

Snow Kissed Collection Shaker Card...

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It's another exciting Heartfelt Creations release day...and the new "Snow Kissed" Collection is absolutely stunning!  It's the second holiday/winter themed assembling that has been released this year and is perfect to compliment the "Celebrate the Season" Collection that was released last month!

Here's a little bit more about it...

Bring out the softer side of old man winter in all of your projects with the new “Snow Kissed” Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  An exquisite blending of classic winter scenes depicting gentle snowfalls, candle lit windows, countryside sleigh rides mixed with a sprinkling of fun filled images of frosty snowmen delivers the perfect compilation of winter themed imagery for all of your holiday and chilly season creations.  This newest collection features three cling stamp sets revealing illustrations of towering pine trees and frosty snowmen ideal for creating spectacular winter scenes, a large gift tag perfect for adding that special handmade touch to all of your beautifully wrapped gifts, as well as a wide variety of snowflakes which when paired with the coordinating dies will allow you to build one of a kind dimensional flakes as realistic and individual as those in a gentle snowfall.  The charming paper collection showcases beautiful hues of cozy blues and rich pine greens accented with deep burgundies creating exquisite backdrops to showcase patterns of elegant snowflakes, windswept swirls, playful polka dots and beautiful brocades resembling those found on a cozy handmade quilt.  And, this unique collection brings with it a special surprise…a small gift box die ready to be cut, assembled and embellished, making packaging smaller gifts quick and easy during the busiest time of the year!  So, grab your quilt, cozy on up in your craft room and join us as we bring just a kiss of snow to your craft table….we promise no shoveling required!
 
I have to admit that I am an old soul and I love the old fashioned image of the horse drawn sleigh in this collection.  I decided that I wanted to create a shaker card with the premade card panel featuring this gorgeous image.  I also knew that I wanted to incorporate the small snowflake stamp and die combination to create some tiny snowflakes to add to the inside of the shaker card, along with the gorgeous evergreen images!

Here's how this week's project turned out...



I've used the pretty evergreen tree stamps from this newest collection in the bottom corner to add to the scene in the centre of the card.  They've been shaped and made to be slightly dimensional.  
I've also used some of the elements from last years Sparkling Poinsettia Collection to dress up the top corner with some icy blue poinsettias!  I don't know what it is about using blue for me at Christmas time, but it's definitely one of my go to colors for holiday cards.  

Here's a closer peek at those poinsettias...


..and of course I want to give you a close up of the bits and pieces I've used for the shaker elements...


I've added some clear, sparkly seed beads along with the small snowflakes I've stamped, heat embossed and then die cut with the coordinating die.  I love the way they look paired with that gorgeous winter scene of the horse drawn sleigh headed home...or perhaps to Grandma and Grandpa's for the holidays!

There's just always a little something special about shaker cards, isn't there?  Perhaps I love the Christmas versions so much because they remind me of snow globes.

As you can see there are so many wonderful images, stamped illustrations as well as decorative die cuts within this collection that the creativity for your holiday cards will be sparked in so many different ways!

Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations online store to snatch up this collection early as I know the "I Want it All" kit will be selling out quickly!
And, once you've completed you shopping, head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more holiday and winter fun inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Snow Kissed Paper Collection, HCDP-1269
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3749
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3751
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die, HCD1-7107
Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die, HCD1-7109
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die, HCD1-7108
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Cut Mat Create 2B Die, HCD2-752
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Paris Dusk, TSMP608
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Baby It's Cold Outside Prills, ANC832

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, navy card stock, white card stock, white embossing powder, heat tool, distress tool, Glitter Ritz, clear seed beads, VersaFine Luxe Platinum Ink, sponge daubers, foam tape, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, clear overhead transparency/clear card stock, 3D pop dots, spray bottle, water

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Watch this video to learn how to assemble a shaker card.

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Next cut a piece of navy card stock just slightly smaller than the card base and distress all edges.  Adhere to card base.  Locate focal card panel as shown, as well as the preprinted decorative border shown on top and bottom of card.  Trim down card panel to fit over top distressed card stock and fussy cut decorative border to size and apply to card panel as shown. Using the Cut Mat Create die, cut out center image, apply VersaMark ink to edges of remaining outer frame, add white embossing powder and heat set. Stamp varying sizes of snowflakes onto white card stock with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.  Cut using coordinating dies and then using a sponge dauber apply some Platinum ink over top.  Adhere clear card stock to back of panel frame.  Next add foam tape around back center opening.  Place seed beads and snowflakes into center carefully and then adhere image to foam tape making sure your image is facing into front of card.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Stamp tree images onto white card stock using a dark green and color slightly with a lighter green using sponge dauber.  Cut with coordinating die and shape slightly using flower shaping tools.  Adhere to card as shown.  Cut out decorative corners and adhere to opposite corners, one on top and one on bottom as shown.  Cut out sentiment, ink edges with a light brown ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Stamp one of the large poinsettias, along with one inking of the smaller poinsettias onto white card stock using a dark blue ink.  Using a slightly lighter blue ink and sponge dauber, ink centers of the flowers working down through the centers of the petals being careful to not reach all the way to the tips.  Cut using coordinating die, shape with a spritz of water and flower shaping kits.  Assemble one large double poinsettia, and one smaller double poinsettia.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp one inking of the holly leaves in a dark green ink, and using a green ink use same coloring technique as used for flowers.  Die cut and shape.  Arrange around flowers as desired.  Shape white/blue berries and tuck into flower arrangement.  Add prills to flower centers. As a finishing touch, using the dries clear adhesive and a fine bottle tip, apply glue to veining in flowers and sprinkle with glitter.

       

A Shabby Chic Christmas Project...

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Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I'm so glad you have popped in for a visit!

This is the last week I will be sharing a project with you showcasing the Celebrate the Season Collection....for now...we do know that Christmas is on the way and I'm sure closer to the season I'll have more creations to inspire you!  LOL

But no worries...if you've caught the sneak peek of the next collection, you know we're carrying on celebrating the holiday season with the new Snow Kissed Collection!  Perfect for making more holiday creations, or for showcasing your winter themed scrapbook pages, chilly card creations, etc. I know you will fall in love with this one and I don't think stock will last long for the I Want It All Kit on this collection...so don't delay with placing your order!

I went in a little bit of a different direction for this weeks project!
Last week I took several classes with Finnibair!  They were amazing!
Now mixed media is not one of my strengths, so I was happy to learn a little more about it...so this week I decided I would try to put together a shabby chic piece of holiday decor!  (Wink Wink...in other words do a project with the new products I purchased before I forget how to use them!  LOL)

I opted to go with a different color palette than that in the Celebrate the Season Collection.  I wanted to show you that these same stamps and dies can be used in another way and in incorporated into any color palette you choose.  Vintage colors with a shabby chic look is one of my favorite looks...and hopefully you feel I was successful at putting this look together! 

Here's a look at how the project turned out...


I opted to go with a gold, white and copper color scheme.
I've stamped the sleigh, presents and poinsettias onto cardboard from the backing on my paper pack and brushed it with a light coating of white gesso.  I've stamped in VersaMark and then heat embossed with a fine detail gold embossing powder.

I've done some textured stenciling on the background of the canvas and have used some pretty remnants of lace, along with a partial zipper as my background layering!  My mom crocheted me some pretty flowers awhile back and I thought they would look perfect on this project lending to that shabby chic feel.  Of course there are some random buttons, some round pearls as well as as some half pearls.


Here's a closer look at the present filled sleigh and the shabby chic elements around it...


This is a piece that you can create in any color palette and would be so much fun to use as a decor piece during the holiday season.  The 8"x10" canvas was the perfect size to complete the project in a reasonable amount of time, and I think would look just awesome on the mantel above the fireplace where the stockings are hung!

Onto a closer look at the top poinsettia cluster and element grouping...


Here you see the buttons, crocheted flowers, pearls and lace that have been used as the layering elements.  If you look closely, you will also see the snowflake like die cut I've used from the Arianna Lace Die set.  Such a pretty die cut!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share.  I've included the full instructions at the end of the blog post, and believe me...it's not that complicated!  LOL
For me the hardest part is letting go of the perfect planning portion of the creation and just start gluing elements down allowing the project to take shape.

I encourage you to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more holiday inspiration!
It amazes me every week how everyone comes up with something so different while using the same products!  While you're visiting, be sure to leave the designers a comment on their blogs...we love to hear from you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3748
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Arianna Lace Die, HCD1-747
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used: 8"x10" white canvas, white gesso, Art Basics Heavy Body Gel, Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel, Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, flat paint brushes, assorted buttons, scraps of ribbon, partial zipper, round white pearls, half pearls, fine detail embossing powder - gold, heat tool, thinner cardboard - such as from the back of a paper pad or cereal box, BigShot die cutting tool, crocheted flowers, ribbon roses, Memory Box Stencil - Modern Sprinkles, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays - Golden Sleigh Bells, Cattail Copper Brown and Clam Bake Beige, VersaMark Ink, Ranger Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass, Stickles - Diamond, Recollections Antique Copper Microbeads, palette knife

Using your stencil, palette knife and 3D Gloss Gel, apply the textured areas on the canvas where you desire and dry with heat tool.  Next select ribbon scraps, ribbon roses along with piece of zipper and adhere to canvas using Heavy Body Gel.  Moving along, adhere crocheted flowers, buttons and any other pieces you may want to incorporate onto your canvas once again using the Heavy Body Gel.  Paint a thin layer of white gesso onto a cardboard piece from a cereal box or the backing of a paper pad.  Cut one of each of the snowflake like die cuts from the Arianna Lace Die collection.  Adhere to canvas as shown using the Heavy Body Gel.  Give a quick drying to the canvas using your heat tool to set adhesive.  Using a paint brush, cover all elements with white gesso and dry using heat tool.  Spray the various colors of the shimmer sprays where desired, heating with heat tool between layers.  Next stamp the sleigh onto the white gesso covered cardboard using VersaMark ink and apply gold fine detail embossing powder.  Set using heat tool and die cut using coordinating die.  Apply the desired amount of each shimmer spray to the sleigh, shape  slightly and adhere to canvas as shown.  Repeat steps for the four gifts, as well as four poinsettia and holly berry pieces (two of each size) to create four single blossom poinsettia and holly pairings.  Die cut using coordinating dies, spritz with shimmer sprays, shape slightly and adhere to canvas as shown.  Next, add various sizes of round pearls in clusters where desired using Heavy Body Gel.  Set adhesive slightly with heat tool.  Add half pearls where desired around other focal points using Heavy Body Gel.  Paint with white gesso, dry and then paint with shimmer spray.  Using a fine paint brush and Soft Gloss Gel, paint a small amount of gel to areas looking a tad bare around other elements and adhere copper microbeads.  Using a small brush, dip into the various colors of shimmer spray and lightly sprinkle droplets onto canvas where desired, making sure to do this in stages, drying with heat tool between applications so drops don't continue to spread and become too large. Lastly adhere Stickles to flowers, sleigh, beads and wherever else desired.  Allow to dry.

 

Gate Themed Christmas Card...

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Happy Wednesday!
Hello and Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!

We're still celebrating the holiday season over at Heartfelt Creations, and this week I wanted to share with you a card I created using one of the flip fold inserts from the Flip Fold Album Collection!
The inserts make for such wonderful interactive cards, and are really quite quick and easy to embellish.  

I've used the square flip fold insert from the Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts B - in black...
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - Black 
...that's the first one on the left in this photo.
I've kept the first small fold to hold the main stamped images on my card, I have not folded the middle section...I have left it as a large square which will form the center of my card, with the last top square folding in over the center to create the front of the card along with the small fold.  (Don't worry, it will all make sense when we have a peek at the project!)

So, I decided I wanted to create a scene with the large gate stamp in the Celebrate the Season Collection as my main focal point on this card.  

Here's how it turned out...

 I've covered the small flip fold piece to the opening of the card using decorative elements from the paper collection.  I've stamped the gate and adhered part of it to the small flip fold so that it will open along with the small flip fold.  I've shaped the gate slightly so it has a curved bend...but you can leave it straight as well.  I've cut the sleigh scene from one of the layout pages from in the collection and placed it behind the gate.

Here's a closer look...


I thought it was such a festive scene to open the gate and find the sleigh all decorated and ready to be filled with gifts!  As you can see I've added some sparkle to the snow beneath the sleigh as well as the poinsettias it has been decorated with.  I've also added a touch of glitter to the poinsettias on the fence as well as the gifts waiting at the gate!

And, then of course there is the inside of the card to complete...


These interactive type of cards are just so amazing to give and to receive, aren't they!
To finish off the inside of this one, I've trimmed down one of the premade card panels in the paper collection and added it in as the focal point for your handwritten greeting to appear!
Should you be gifting a gift card, I think it would be a wonderful idea to include it on the larger panel on the card with an envelope created from the coordinating paper collection!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's little bit of holiday inspiration!
There is a whole assembling of Christmas inspirations waiting for you on the Heartfelt Creations blog again this week!  Be sure to stop by and take in all of the beautiful creations!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection, HCDP1-268
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3748
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - Black, HCFP1-434-1
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum, TSMP506
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Glue Bottles, 352854
Dove Blender Kit, 241159

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, scor tape, paper trimmer, scissors, Glitter Ritz, VersaFine Smokey Grey Ink, white card stock, sponge daubers, black card stock, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Grape Jelly

Locate light blue snowflake patterned paper within paper collection.  Trim out pieces for small outside fold, along with pieces needed for the inside of the card (back of small fold, center panel as well as side panel). Trim slightly smaller than the original measurements if you desire the black frame around each part of the card.  Now locate the 12"x12" layout page that has the large sleigh image on the bottom.  Cut out the sleigh in a square measuring 6"x6".  This will be the image that will appear on the card behind your stamped fence image.  Using a sponge dauber, ink all edges of all the pieces you've cut using a teal colored ink.  Adhere pieces where they belong on the card.  Now locate the strip with the purple poinsettias and trim to fit along front of small flip fold, ink all edges with teal ink and adhere as shown.  Cut out a backing for the back of the card using black card stock to cover up scor line if you desire. Using the preprinted tag from within the paper collection, fussy cut skates and poinsettia image to use in the upper corner on the small flip fold.  Ink all edges with a teal colored ink and adhere as shown.  Stamp gate cling stamp using grey ink and a heavier white card stock.  Cut using coordinating die and ink edges using a teal ink.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp present cling stamps onto white card stock - one in purple, one in plum and one in teal.  Add a touch of color using dove blending kit, and cut using coordinating dies.  Stamp one image of the mittens in teal ink, die cut and apply teal coloring using sponge dauber.  Using a dark green ink, stamp one inking of the vine along with the decorative wreath onto white card stock.  Die cut, add a touch of light green color to leaves and some plum color to berries.  Shape wreath, vine and presents slightly.  Adhere to card as shown.  Next, stamp both sizes of poinsettias onto white card stock three times using a dark purple ink, and the holly three times as well in a dark green ink. Sponge poinsettia petals with a plum ink and then sponge dark purple around the edges of all petals.  Sponge insides of the holly leaves with light green ink and sponge edges with a dark green ink.  Shape poinsettias and leaves, assemble a double bloom backed with holly leaves. Adhere to card as shown.  Locate one of the 6"x6" card panels in the paper collection that showcases the sleigh, trim to fit inside center of card and ink all edges with a teal color. Adhere to inside of card. Working carefully, shape the gate into just a slight bend so the center comes outward. Add a touch of glitter to blooms and preprinted elements on outside and inside of card.


A Gift of Love...

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Welcome Back!
It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I'm back to share with you another holiday themed project with the "Celebrate the Season" Collection!

Have you started working on your Christmas cards already?
Well, hopefully you will become inspired after today's post, head on into your craft area, turn on the Christmas carols and start creating!

Allow me to share with you this week's creation...


I love the color palette of this collection.  It's so different than the traditional red and green.  
I wanted to make this card super dimensional and interactive so I decided I would do a cut out on the card front, create some vellum flowers and embellish with the some lovely pieces from the Arianna Lace Die collection .  

I've married together two of the several small printed image panels you will find within the Celebrate the Season Collection to create the background for the card base.  I've die cut the mitten image from one of the premade card panels and have popped it up on the inside of the card.  

The large poinsettias come from last years "Sparkling Poinsettias" collection and work together so beautifully with this new collection.  I've stamped the flower images onto vellum and then heat embossed them with teal embossing powder.  I've colored them with various shades of purple, shaped them and then assembled.  I've given them centers using clear microbeads.  

I've also die cut some of the snowflake like shapes from the Arianna Lace dies and have used them behind all of the poinsettia clusters.  I've used the Cut Mat Create 1B Die to create the banner for the Merry Christmas sentiment which I've stamped in a purple color.  

Here's a closer look at some of the detailing...


...and here's a little bit of a closer look at one of the vellum flowers...


...and of course because the front portion of the card has been die cut, the inside needed to be finished as well...


Well, that's my share for today!
Do stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more wonderful holiday inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCPC-3748 Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die
HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP504 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender
TSMP507 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Elderberry
TSMP506 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum
TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used: white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, vellum paper, sponge daubers, clear seed beads, Glitter Ritz Transparent Glitter, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 038, 061, 063, Gamasol Solution, blending stumps, teal embossing powder, paper trimmer, scissors, Spellbinders Standard Circles Die, pop dots, heat tool, VersaFine Black Ink

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the Sparkling Poinsettia flowers.

Begin by creating a 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Within the paper collection, locate and trim the purple square preprinted card panel with the poinsettias in the corner, and on the same decorative paper the image panel with the sleigh. Ink all edges with a teal ink.  Adhere full card panel to card base and overlap with sleigh image panel as shown.  Using the Spellbinders Circle dies, die cut a mid sized circle into the card base.  Locate the preprinted card panel with the mittens image, trim and die cut with a slightly smaller circle die being sure to keep mittens as your focal point.  Ink edges using a teal ink.  Trim out the preprinted background from within the paper collection showcasing the skates and mittens, ink the edges using a teal ink and adhere to inside of card.  Using pop dots, adhere circular mitten image to card centered in opening on card base.  Using a sheet of vellum, stamp several inkings of the poinsettias from the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and heat emboss using a teal colored embossing powder.  Layer purple hues lightly onto vellum flowers, die cut and gently shape using flower shaping tools. Create two larger double blossom flowers and one small double blossom flower.  Add clear seed beads to centers.  Using white card stock and your die cutting machine, cut two snowflake like cuts from the Arianna Blooms Die collection along with two swirls, as well as one arrow from the Cut Mat Create 1B collection.  Adhere snowflake like cuts to card base where flower clusters will be layered.  Adhere flowers as shown, along with swirl die cuts to bottom flower cluster.   Stamp sentiment onto arrow die cut using purple ink and ink all edges teal.  Adhere to bottom flower cluster.  Stamp skate image along with gift image using black ink onto white card stock, then color using blendable pencils and gamasol solution.  Cut using coordinating dies and shape slightly using shaping tools.  Tuck into upper flower cluster as shown.  Apply glitter to all preprinted poinsettias on decorative paper as well as die cut swirls.    

       

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