Take Time to Relax...

Hello and a Big Warm Welcome!
Most of the craziness of the Christmas season has passed and now it's time to take a little time to relax!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!
We landed up not having to dream of a white Christmas...we received a beautiful dumping just before and it really did help with the holiday spirit!  I hope Santa was good to you and you received a little crafty stash among other things!  I also hope you took some time to think about the real reason that we celebrate Christmas...to remember the best gift mankind has ever been given!

It's hard to believe that this year is coming to a close so quickly!  This is probably my last blog post for 2015!  Wow!  Where does the time go?

For this week's Heartfelt Creations project, I decided to create an interactive gift card holder using one of the flip fold album pieces as well as a pocket from the album collection.  

Here's a look at how the card looks when it's closed and bundled with a stretchy ribbon belly band...

...and here's a peek at the card completely open...

I decided to use one of the pockets in the flip fold album collection to create the gift card holder part of this creation.  I've added a magnetic closure with a faux button closure on the front.  (If you're wondering how to add the magnet, please see the instructions below for a video tutorial.)

Here's a closer look at the pocket...

I've added the steaming "Enjoy" die cut sentiment to the coffee cup setting on the card image and then added some Stickles to give it a shine.  I've also added a stamped image of the smaller coffee cup to the page on the right, along with the small spoon.  I've used Stickles on the spoon as well.
On the left hand page, I've used one of the essential borders dies to frame the paper.

Moving along to the other fold out portions of the card...

I've stamped the medium sized coffee cup image along with the large whipped topping image.  I've colored it, and then added the whipped topping to create a small note card to accompany the gift card.  I've used another one of the essential borders die to hold the card in place.  

And, there you have my project for this week!
I hope you've been inspired and have been encouraged to use the flip fold album inserts for interesting and one of a kind cards as well.
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog as well to see the other amazing creations the team have "brewed" up for you!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-261  Coffee Talk Paper Collection
HCPC-3709  Coffee Talk Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3711  Latte Art Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-782  Coffee Talk Die
HCPC-3651  Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758  Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-783  Border Essentials Die
HCD1-779  Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCFP1-433-3  Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts A - Kraft
HCFP1-434-3  Pocket and flip Fold Inserts B - Kraft
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP805  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP604  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Summer Sky
TSMP607  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, scor tape, scissors, paper trimmer, ruffled  elastic ribbon, Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Vintage Photo, Distress Markers - Scattered Straw, Iced Spruce & Vintage Photo,  Stickles - Diamond,  distress ink tool, BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, water, spritz bottle

For a full tutorial on how to add a magnet to your creation please see video here

For a full tutorial on how to shape the Botanical Rose, please see video here

Open the long flip fold insert and begin by die cutting both ends of the flip fold insert using one of the long die edges in the Regal Borders and Pockets Die set, making sure that the ends are cut so they will match up when closed.  Choose the patterned papers that you wish to use in the project from the paper collection, or as shown.  Measure and cut the papers for the panels that need to have the edges die cut to match the die cut edges on the card.  Measure the remaining panels and cut papers chosen to correct size.  Ink all edges on each of the pieces using a brown colored ink.  Adhere all pieces to card base.   Next add magnet to small gift card holder pocket.  Measure, cut and adhere papers to pocket. Adhere pocket to card base.   Using white card stock and black ink, stamp one inking of the spoon, coffee cup, small coffee cup, Enjoy sentiment and large whipped topping image. Using distress markers color details on cups and topping image.  Add base color using a distress tool or finger dauber to all images.  Die cut using coordinating dies.  Using a scissor, or sharp craft knife, cut a slit in the medium sized coffee cup and insert whipped topping to create a little note card.  Adhere sentiment, spoon, and small coffee cup as shown.   Lastly apply Stickles to whipped topping, sentiment, spoon and spoon and tie together using a ruffled elastic ribbon. Stamp one inking of the Botanical Rose stamp and one inking of the leaves using a dark blue ink.  Using sponge daubers, ink the centers of the flowers using a light beige ink, and the outer portions of the petals using a light blue ink.  Cut using the coordinating die, shape flowers using the flower shaping kit along with a spritz of water. Create one rose blossom using all of the flower die cuts.  Ink leaves with a light green ink and cut using coordinating die.  Shape using deluxe flower shaping kit and a spritz of water.  Adhere rose and leaves to ribbon as shown. Remove the ribbon belly band from the card and allow to dry separately so it will not stick to the background paper. Add gift card. 

This card has been entered in the following challenges...
Allsorts Challenge Blog..."Anything But Christmas"

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