Introducing the Festive Holly Collection...

Hello Everyone....and Merry Christmas in July!
That's right...it's new release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations and we are revealing projects created with the new Festive Holly Collection which becomes available today! 

Here's a little about the new release...

Celebrate the “holly-day” season with the new Festive Holly Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Charming and elegant, with a hint of a country feel, this festive collection is filled with heartwarming imagery of falling snow, towering pine trees, and beautiful wildlife all woven together with lavish illustrations of abundant holly and berry clusters!  Immerse yourself in a paper collection revealing a traditional holiday color palette of rich reds and fir greens accentuated with sky blues, antique golds and crisp whites all melting together creating perfect backdrops to graceful background imagery of hand stamped post marks, floating music notes, delicate snowflakes, ribbon like swirls and lace like accents.  A charming assembling of three delightful cling stamp sets boast enchanting illustrations of red feathered cardinals, abundant holly and berry clusters as well as an antique candle lit lantern and vintage wooden wheel all at the ready to be paired with the coordinating dies and transformed into exquisite dimensional Yuletide embellishments!  An elegant, lacy decorative arch shaped die lends itself perfectly to create a breathtaking accent or die cut within your card front itself adding a touch of delightful holiday magic, while ornamental sleigh bells ready themselves to ring in the merriest of seasons!  Join us as we prepare for the Christmas festivities with the new Festive Holly Collection!

 This collection is truly festive indeed with it's traditional reds and greens!
Those beautiful cardinals mixed with the holly and berries are exquisite!
I just couldn't resist using several of the stunning premade card panels of these beautiful creatures!

Here's how my first project reveal with this collection turned out...


I've used a 6"x6" card panel to create the mat on the base of the card.  I opted to mat the main focal card panel with kraft card stock as this collection just has such a country flair!  I've inked all of the edges of all of the papers with a gold ink to add to the holiday feel of the card.  I've added the main cardinal premade panel onto the card with pop dots.  I've used the Decorative Medallion die cut from the Classic Wedding Collection to use as an accent down the side of the card.  I've cut several holly and berry cluster die cuts and added them to frame the side of the card as well.  I've used small florals from the Birds and Blooms Collection to tie in the gold theme on the card.  They've been heat embossed with gold embossing powder and have had gold prills added to the center.  A Christmas card calls for lots of sparkle and shine so I've used Glitter Ritz on top of dries white glue!  The dries white glue gives the card the look of raised snow.  It's so pretty!

...here's a bit of a closer look at some of the details...


A super simple flag completes the look!
I've heat embossed it with gold embossing powder and have then inked all of the edges with a gold ink! The finishing touch was the three gold half pearls!
I've completed the inside of the card with a coordinating 6"x6" card panel...not necessary by any means, but it's always a nice finishing touch!

I hope you've enjoyed my share today!
I hope you're leaving inspired and encouraged to get a jump on your holiday card making!
Don't wait too long to snatch up this festive collection as it won't last long!
You can find the entire collection in the Heartfelt Creations Online Store!
While you're there, be sure to head on over to the blog to take in the other gorgeous projects the rest of the design team have come up with for your holiday inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holly and Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3644
Birds and Blooms Die, HCD1-756
Designer Dries White Adhesive, 159951
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lipstick Red, 71037
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401

Other Products: white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, kraft card stock, gold half pearls, Glitter Ritz, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Galaxy Gold and Bamboo Leaves, Gold Prills, VersaFine Grey Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, heat tool, gold embossing powder

Instructions: Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock. Locate premade card panel shown on front of card, ink all edges with a gold ink and adhere to card front. Locate small premade card panel as shown on front of card, trim a mat slightly larger than the card panel from kraft card stock and ink all edges on both pieces with gold ink. Adhere mat and panel together and adhere to card base using pop dots. Cut medallion die cut from white card stock and adhere to card front as shown. Stamp one inking of small flowers from Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set, and heat emboss using gold embossing powder. Die cut using coordinating die and shape. Stamp two inkings of the corner holly and berries illustrations and add ink colors using sponge daubers. Shape slightly and adhere to card front as shown. Adhere flowers to card front. Stamp sentiment onto white card stock and heat emboss using a gold embossing powder. Trim and create flag, ink all egdes with gold ink and adhere to card as shown. Apply snow effect to card using a dries white glue and glitter. Adhere prills to flower centers and gold half pearls to card as shown.
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