Introducing the Candlelit Christmas Collection...

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
It's a super exciting day as we are celebrating Christmas in July with Heartfelt Creations!
Have you seen the sneak peek of the gorgeous Candlelit Christmas Collection?
Beautiful glowing candles, pretty decorations and of course festive poinsettias!
What's not to love?!?!'s a little more about the collection...

The snow is gently falling, the decorating has been done, and the soft glow from the candles in the window invite you to just sit, relax and enjoy the peaceful side of the holiday season! Flickering candlelight is always a cozy welcome addition to any Christmas festivities, and is a lovely way to create a warm and welcoming ambiance, allowing for a stillness that leads to reflections of the season! Steeped in traditions for centuries, illuminated candles have been associated with the yuletide season in various ways…from being placed in the window offering a warm welcome to travelers from afar, to representing the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus Christ, to setting the ambiance to a family Christmas dinner! Whether you enjoy the brilliance of candlelit lanterns, grand candelabras or a glowing votive, there is no denying the beautiful luminescence candles bring to the advent season! Join us as we leave behind the hustle and bustle and take time to reflect on the calmer side of the holiday season with the new Candlelit Christmas Collection! Become enraptured in a glimmering paper collection hued in brilliant blues, garland greens and holly berry reds, ensconced in illustrations of glowing candlelit lanterns, pretty centerpieces, and gladdening poinsettias, all dipped in elegant snowflake patterns, breathtaking brocades and festive floral clusters! A brilliant assembling of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, offer radiant illustrations of festive lanterns, stunning ornamental centerpieces and beautifully scripted sentiments, perfect for embellishing all of your Christmas themed paper crafting creations. Stamp, die cut and shape an assortment of traditional flowering poinsettias, along with decorative holly accents quickly and easily with the coordinating cling stamp set, dies and dimensional shaping mold, allowing you to assemble realistic holiday poinsettias ideal for accenting handmade holiday greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, and heirloom albums!  So, join us as we light our favorite candles, take in the beauty of the holiday season, and enjoy the shimmer and incandescence of the Candlelit Christmas Collection!

Since I didn't have time to work with this collection before I went away on vacation, I opted to create a super simple card creation for my first inspiration project!
Did you know that in each Heartfelt Creations paper collection there are an abundance of premade card panels? They are perfect for the times that you don't have time to do complicated design and need a card quickly!'s a peek at my first project using this glorious collection...I've used one of the premade card panels which made it super quick and easy....

(I apologize for the somewhat blurry photo...for some reason when it uploads, it does not upload clearly as it appears in my photo editor...and I'm super frustrated with it at the moment!)

First I die cut the circle center using one of the dies from the Circle Basics Large Die. 
I've trimmed a mat for the background just slightly smaller than the 4.25" x 5.5" card base, and have then used dimensional tape to add the rectangle portion of the card to the card base. Using my Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, I've added the center portion back into the center where it was originally was...this way it is recessed into the card panel and gives you that element of additional dimension! 

To give the card a delicate feel, I chose to die cut the border die from the Starry Night Decorative Die twice from white card stock. Using scissors, I trimmed them down so that they would fit the top and bottom of the card panel. 

I've stamped the pretty poinsettias onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red. Using my Stack and Store Daubers, I've added Ranger Archival Ink - Sunflower to the flower centers, Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red to all petals, and lastly a hint of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green to a few places on the flower petals. I've then die cut them using the coordinating dies. For a finishing touch, I've inked all of the edges of each petal with Ranger Archival Ink - Geranium Red so they would pop a little more.

Once again using the Deluxe Flower shaping Paper, I stamped the holly illustrations using Ranger Archival Ink - Library Green. I've then colored the holly leaves using a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green and Vivid Chartreuse. The berries I have inked using 
Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. Once die cut using the coordinating dies, I inked all of the edges on each leaf using Ranger Archival Ink - Library Green.

The shaping for both the poinsettias and the holly leaves are super quick and easy using the coordinating Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold! I actually shaped two layers at once, and they all came out beautifully detailed! The molds are such a time (and hand) saver!

I assembled double poinsettias using two of the same sized poinsettia flowers. I've created one of the largest, a mid sized and a small version as well. I then created a cluster on the top of the card as shown, placing holly berry foliage around the flowers...and have added a small flower slightly lower near the sentiment. The sentiment is a part of the paper collection and is a super easy way to incorporate your well wishes when you don't have the time to get stamping!

Lastly, I've added Go Mango Prills to all of the poinsettia centers, and have accented all of the flowers, foliage and preprinted images using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share and I've inspired you to get a jump on your holiday card creations!
The premade card panels are perfect for the holiday season as there are usually an abundance of cards to design! 
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the festive designs the rest of the design team have put together to get your creative juices flowing!

Until next time...
Project Supplies
HCDP1-2104 Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection
HCFB1-478 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold
HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7249 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die


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