Sweet Tweet Christmas Greetings...

Hi there!

 I'm so glad you're able to join me here in my little corner of blogland today!

I wanted to share another card I designed with the newly released Festive Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations! As you may have already noticed if you've taken a peek at the decorative papers from this collection, you'll see that the Ornate Window appears...so I thought it was only fitting for a second card to showcase how well this stamp and coordinating die work with this newest holiday release!

Here's a peek at my creation for this week...

I tried to keep this card a little more simple so that I could showcase the window well and keep it as the main focal point, just slightly accented. I've stamped the window illustration in Memento Peanut Brittle...I've inked two of them, and edged them with the same color as well. The first one I have cut out the outline and the center. The second stamped image I've used only the topper. The window pane portion has been adhered to the card front, while the frame has been added with dimensional foam tape to give the window some dimension and interest. The topper has then been added with foam tape as well. I've also created a blue "window pane" by die cutting an arched portion from a lighter blue decorative paper.

I knew I wanted that little image of the three birdies in a row to accent the bottom of the window sill.  Aren't they just so darling sitting there! They've been stamped with from the Berries and Birdies Cling Stamp Set onto bristol smooth marker paper using Ranger Archival Black Ink, and have then been colored up with my Zig markers!

...here's a closer peek at them...

Of course I couldn't create a holiday card without putting a poinsettia on it! And I love the foliage stamps and dies in this newest collection because they build up a beautiful backdrop for the flowers quickly and easily!

I opted to go with a smaller sized poinsettia which I created from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set, coordinating dies and shaping mold! I love how that system makes it so quick to create elegant and beautiful smaller poinsettias!

I chose to go very simple with the sentiment as well, just working it into the design of the floral cluster! I like the way it turned out...a little different way to add a sentiment! It was easy to do...I stamped the sentiment in Memento Danube Blue, trimmed down to the size I wanted and then snipped in between the words...a quick edging with Ranger Archival Leaf Green and they were ready to be tucked into the floral cluster!

...here's a closer look...

Aren't those little birdies nestled in among the foliage just so cute! And that one double poinsettia is the perfect pop of color for this card! 

I do hope you've enjoyed today's creative inspiration! Will you be giving this card a try? I'd love to know..and I'd love see the finished result you come up with as well! Don't forget to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other amazing creations the super talented design team have created for your inspiration! It's a great time to get a jump on that holiday card creating....because while we know Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year...it's also the busiest!

PS. If you're interested in the full printable instructions for this card, please see the Heartfelt Creations gallery here!

Until next time...

Introducing the Festive Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Hello My Friend!

It's another new release day from Heartfelt Creations...and this month is all about getting a jump on creating for the Christmas Season!

Have you taken a peek at this newest holiday collection....it's absolutely adorable! I love birds, so of course this collection won over my heart immediately! The beautiful color palette is amazing with it's different hues of moody blues, rosy reds and elegant greens! And the wonderful foliage accents make creating breathtaking floral clusters quick and easy!

Here's a peek at my first creation using this new collection...

I created a very simple card base by just doing some matting,  and then created a decorative frame with the Decorative Circle Frames Die to showcase the pretty sentiment. By adding some Gold Luxe Card Stock into the design, it immediately turns into an elegant and regal holiday card. 

I chose to use the larger bird image in the Berries and Birdies Cling Stamp Set. I've stamped it with Ranger Archival Black ink onto bristol smooth marker paper. I've then colored the image with my Zig markers! The image colored up so beautifully!

Now, doesn't our feathered friend look amazing nestled in that beautiful foliage bed? I've stamped the holly leaves in Olive and colored them with my Stack and Store Daubers and a combination of Ranger Archival Leaf Green and Olive. The slender leaves have been stamped using Ranger Archival Leaf Green, and colored in the same. Of course, I've used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for these accents as I wanted to give them some dimension by shaping them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Here's a closer peek at that adorable birdie nestled in his foliage nest...

Now, the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set and coordinating die make the perfect flower accents for this new Christmas collection. I've stamped the petals onto a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Carnation Red. I colored the centers up with Ranger Archival Ink Sunflower. I then colored the petals with the same ink they'd been stamped in. Next came the die cutting. After all petals had been cut, I inked the edges of the petals with the Carnation Red ink just to give them a little extra definition. The coordinating shaping mold made shaping the petals and leaves super quick and easy!

I followed the same steps with the holly leaves from the Christmas Poinsettia Collection. I stamped the largest leaves onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival English Ivy. I used my Stack and Store Daubers to color the leaves in with the same color they were stamped in. I proceeded with die cutting and once again inked the edges with the coordinating ink.

I assembled two smaller poinsettias and one larger. The smaller I added into the bottom corner cluster, and used the remaining two flowers to the top corner cluster as shown. 

Let's take a closer look...

The floral clusters came together so quickly and easily. The foliage accents are such a nice size for creating a full foliage background to set the stage for the poinsettias! They are also perfect for framing a sentiment!

I finished up the poinsettia centers with some Heart of Gold Prills...and of course added some Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter for that beautiful holiday sparkle.

I do hope you've enjoyed my share today! Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other stunning projects created by the super talented design team. To get the full instructions to recreate this card, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here!

Until next time...

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