Black Friday Blog Hop with Heartfelt Creations...

Hello Everyone!
I'm so glad you're here!
I hope you've been enjoying the Heartfelt Creations blog hop...we were so excited to create our projects and put it all together for you!
You should have arrived here from Martine's blog...if by chance you've lost your place along the way, be sure to check out the blog hop list below!

For my project I decided to go with a Christmas theme and chose to use last year's Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!  I thought the foldout card design would look fabulous on a fireplace mantle done in more traditional Christmas colors!

I opted to use the 4.25" x 5.5" black card base for my creation.  I thought it would look stunning paired up with the deep reds, cozy creams and bright whites in the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!
You'll have to let me know what you think!

Here's how my project turned out...


I'll give you a few more pictures so you can get a good peek at the card opened a variety of ways!

...here's a pic of the first tier...


...opening the first tier allows you to see how the backside has been decorated as well as how the second tier has been designed...


...and as we continue folding the card out...

...you can see that I've done some stamping with some of the cling stamps found within the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection and have also used a premade card panel for the inside of the card where one would write the sentiment...


...here's a closer look at how the back panel of the card has been finished...

...you can see I have done quite a bit of glittering on this card, as well as as some flocking to give the poinsettias the feel of having been snowed on...


...and here is a peek at the card fully opened but from the back of the card...


Of course you will have noticed that I used one of the new decorative border dies to add some fancy edging to my creation!  It adds such visual appeal and elegance...don't you think?
I do hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!

Well, it's that time in the post where we take care of a few housekeeping things so you are aware of what is happening in the blog hop!

The blog hop begins Wednesday, November 23/16 at 00:01am EST, and will conclude on Monday, November 28 at 11:59pm EST.  Blog and winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the lucky winner will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, as well as the Heartfelt Creations Face Book page on Wednesday, November 30/16!

There is a fabulous prize package being offered...



It includes the following...

1x Delicate Border Basic Die
1 x Classic Border Basics Die
1 x Fleur Border Basics Die
1 x Elegant Border Basics Die
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Kraft

Wow!  How awesome is that!
So be sure to comment on all of the blogs included in the hop to be entered to win!
Good Luck to you all!

And lastly, here's the blog hop list as you continue on you way...
 Tracey Fehr - You Are Here!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection, HCDP1-256
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3681
Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3682
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Black Fold Out Cards (4.25"x5.5"), HCCF1-443-1
Elegant Border Basics Die, HCD1-7121
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk,TSMP301
Designer Dries Clear Glue,  159723
Designer Dries White Glue, 159951
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot manual die cutting machine, white card stock, black card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Stickles - Champagne, Glitter Ritz - Cool, sponge dauber, paper trimmer, scissors, flock

Watch this video to see how to create the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Using the edging dies from the Fleur Border Basics die, cut out the pieces of decorative card stock for all sides of the card.  Ink all edges of each piece using a brown colored ink, stamp poinsettia and circular sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection onto panels that need a touch of decorating. Adhere to card.  Cut back mat for back card panel from decorative paper as well as a poinsettia illustration panel from paper pack.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to back page of card.   Trim out decorative poinsettia strip, ink all edges with a brown colored ink.  Using the decorative border dies in the Elegant Border Basics Dies, cut out decorative accents for each card tier from black card stock and apply to card base.  Now apply decorative paper matting to all card tiers making sure you have covered front and back of each tier except the backside of the card.  Adhere poinsettia decorative trim strip as shown.  Trim out sentiment from paper collection, ink all edges with brown ink and adhere to second panel as shown.  Trim out candle image from decorative paper sheet and adhere to card above sentiment.   Stamp four inkings of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, and two inkings of the leaves from the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using sponge daubers, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers and leaves using deluxe flower shaping kit. Create one large and two small double poinsettias for the front bottom portion of the card, one small double poinsettia for second card tier, one mid sized double poinsettia for third tier and one large and two small double poinsettias for the last card panel.  Adhere to all flowers to card as shown.  Adhere leaves to front and last panel floral clusters.  Next trim out Merry & Bright sentiment and snip into end to create a flag banner.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink, shape slightly and adhere to card as shown. Using a dries clear adhesive and a fine metal glue tip, apply transparent glitter to all veining on flowers and leaves.  Apply Stickles to poinsettia centers as well as preprinted poinsettia images on decorative papers.  Allow to dry, then add dries white glue and flocking to poinsettia petals to mimic snow.    
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