Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Beauty in Simple Things


Welcome!   So glad you could join me!   

Beauty in Simple Things is a sentiment I have heard in the past - But as I get older, I find that I  am taking these words closer to my heart and they mean so much to me!    I find myself with taking more and more time to rid my life of clutter and surround myself with time for those I love and the things I love to see and do.    It was so perfect for this little card.  The little bear looks carefree and just taking time to enjoy simple things!    

Here is how I created this card!   



Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die Set, HCD1-7151
Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die, 7139
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Guacamole, 71058
Designer Dries Clea Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451


Wire, floral tape, stamen, Fossilized Amber Distress oxide, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39, YR11, YR23, RY26, B000, B00, B21, B23, B26), 70% alcohol, terry cloth fabric, double sided tape, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, . 


  • Create a top folding 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card base. Cut the designer layer from the Beary Fun Retreat paper collection. Adhere to the card base with double sided tape.
  • Stamp the bear image from the Beary Fun Retreat clean stamp collection with Desert Sand ink.  Color with the following Copic Markers - (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39).  Apply 70% alcohol to a small piece of terry cloth and hold to the colored image for 4-6 seconds.  When the image is completely dry, color the feet and tongue with R20 and R22, R24 and the  honey jar with the following markers - (B000, B00, B20, B21, B23, B24, B26, Y11, YR23, YR26).  Die cut with the Beary Fun Retreat die.  Cut 3-4 additional images from dark brown cardstock and adhere together with clear adhesive for additional strength and dimension. 
  • Stamp the small flowers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the flowers with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.   Sponge the leaves with Guacamole and Lime Pastel ink. Mist with a water mini mister and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. insert some stamen and adhere with clear adhesive. 
  • Wrap floral wire with floral tape and coil in a circle along with some hemp twine  to match the circle of the designer paper.  Adhere with a glue gun.  Adhere the bear and flowers to the card with a glue gun.  Cut the sentiment from the designer paper collection and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 




























Thank you so much for joining me.   I will be posting a video on September 24 to show how I colored this little bear.    I hope you check it out, like and comment :D  


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - You're Beary Sweet


Welcome!  

Today is New Release Day for Heartfelt Creations!      We are featuring the Beary Fun Retreat Collection!    I love coloring bears and I was so excited when this release became available!    




Quilling tool, Copic Markers (Bear and treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer,   craft blade, mounting tape, Memento Dandelion Ink, light weight green and dark brown cardstock. 


Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions by Bihiana  >  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bendifold.  I altered the instructions by using  the Fleur Border Basics Die rather than cutting the interlocking flaps freehand.   Cut layers for the flaps using the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection.  Sponge the edges with Tangelo ink. 

Stamp the bear and treehouse images from the Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set.  Stamp the small sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set.  I added an optional leaf flourish from Classic Rose Collection.   Color the bear and treehouse images with the following Copic Markers (Bear, stool and  treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26, teacup and dish- B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26).  Cut the images with the corresponding die.  Sponge the leaves with Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves.  I cut 3-4 layers of the tree, stool and  bear  images out of dark brown cardstock and popped the layers up with mounting tape in between each layer.  Keep the mounting tape narrow so it does not show from the side.  I love the dimension this gives each image. 

Stamp the large sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set.  Die Cut with the corresponding die.  Sponge with Dandelion and Tangelo Ink.  Die cut with the corresponding  die.  Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Assemble with clear adhesive.  Quill some loose coils from green 1/8 inch cardstock.   Cut some 1/4 inch strips from the  Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection  and quill  "S" shaped spirals for the card embellishment.  

Adhere the treehouse, bear, stool, quilled spirals  and small flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive.   Glue  the large flowers with a glue gun. 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating sunflowers  HERE.  



I hope you enjoyed this card.   I will be having a video on Sept 24th on how I colored this little bear!   I hope you will tune in, like and comment! :D   Stay tuned!   



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Vintage Christmas Angel





Welcome!    I am glad you stopped by!  
Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I created with heartfelt Creations' Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set.    I love getting some Christmas cards done early!   This is a vintage take on the theme!  








Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die Set, HCD1-766
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit








Ivory cardstock, Dark brown cardstock, medium brown cardstock,  stamen, lace, pearls, Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, glue gun, Copic Markers (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47, B00),  X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  70% alcohol, Q-Tips, mini mister, Misty. Vintage Photo Distress Ink,  Heidi Swapp Stencil, Texture Paste, palate knife, denim fabric, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, hemp twine.








Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 top fold card.   Cut base mat from dark brown cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut light brown mat at 5 x 5 inches.   Apply Heidi Swapp Stencil and apply texture paste over light brown mat.  Allow to dry.

Stamp angel/tree image  with Desert Sand on X-Press It from the Winter's Eve Cling stamp set.  Stamp the branches from the Window Box Fillers Stamp set.    Color the images with the following monochromatic colors with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers -  (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47 and a touch of B00 on the snowy branches for a little pop of color).    The Bokeh  background was created with a Q-Tip and 70% alcohol.   Tip:  Avoid 100% alcohol because it will evaporate too fast to allow the Bokeh effect.   The base of the Christmas tree was textured by applying 70% alcohol to a denim piece of fabric.   Tear the edges and sponge with Walnut Stain Distress oxide.  If I did this again, I would select a lighter brown ink.

Stamp the Poinsettias from the Sparkling Poinsettia collection using Desert Sand Ink. Cut the branches and poinsettias with the coordinating die.    The flowers were misted with a mini mister and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The petals were adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder.  Heat Set.  

Adhere a strip of lace to the right side of the card.  The focal image was adhered with clear adhesive.   Hemp twine was coiled and tucked under the focal image.  The poinsettias  and snowy branches were adhered with a glue gun.  Pearls were added for embellishment.



Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful, safe week!  


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Nesting Circles Card




Hello and welcome!  

Heartfelt Creations is featuring new nesting card bases and new circle and oval die.   
Check this out!   



Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
White 6 x 6 Layered Circles Card HCLC1-454-2
Circle Basic Large Die, HCD1-7155
Eyelet Circle and Basic Small Circle Die, HCD1-7154
Tropical Paradise Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD17137
Tropical Plumeria, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die Set, HCD1-7136
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1- 449
Memento Tuxedo Black  Dye Ink, TSMP900
Memento Cottage Ivy Dye Ink, TSMP701
Memento Peanut Brittle Dye Ink, TSMP802
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit










Copic Markers (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67), Clear Crackle Paste, heat tool, glue gun, rhinestones, crystal Stickles, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, apricot cardstock.







The 6 x 6 circle card comes with the circles already cut in the card base panels.  Sort the panels with the largest circle on top and nesting to the smallest circle.  Select the papers  from the  Tropical Paradise Collection that you want to use on each panel.  You may want to coordinate the panels that face each other when each page is opened.  The Circles Card is 6 x 6 inches so  I cut my Tropical Paradise paper at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.   This will provide a 1/8 inch border around the edges.   Sponge the edges of the papers with Peanut Brittle Ink.   The paper was applied to the panels that would be on the right hand side.  The Basic Circle Large Die was secured  in the precut circle with repositional tape.  This process was repeated for each panel on the right with the appropriate nesting die.   The last page was a solid 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch card without a circle.    The right sided panels were applied to the  top of the bookbinding flap of the card base with double sided tape.  The designer paper was then  adhered to the left side of each panel.  Secure the die in the appropriate circle opening and then  sandwich the page with the  die between two  cutting plates.  The rest of the pages will hang off the foot edge of the cutting plate.   Doing it in this order allows the 1/8 inch margin to be consistent for each page.  I did not have any problem running the die through the panels with my Vagabond 2.  The bulk of the panels will not have any pressure because only the panel with the die will be sandwiched by the cutting plates.  The front panel had the eyelet die cut with apricot  cardstock by nesting the eyelet and the next size smaller together.  The eyelet trim was added to the top of the circle.   Stickles were applied to the eyelet embellishment.   I added a decorative paper to the back of my card but that is totally optional.

The flamingos, cockatoo  and various leaves were stamped with black ink.   They were colored with the following Copic color combos (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67).     Each image was cut with the appropriate die.  Additional images were cut 3 times from green cardstock and adhered with dries clear glue for strength.   The images were applied to the card base with double sided mounting tape.

The plumeria were stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.  The flowers were sponged with the Abandoned Coral ink.  The leaves were already colored with Copic markers but the edges were also sponged with Cottage Ivy Ink.   The flowers and leaves were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Clear Crackle was applied to the leaves and petals and sprinkled with frosting power.   The leaves and flowers were heat set. The flowers were applied with a glue gun.

The tunnel card was embellished with rhinestones.

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating plumeria  Here





Thank you for stopping by!    I hope you check out all our design team member's fabulous creations with this new special release!  


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Warm Winter's Eve


Welcome!   

It's Inspiration Wednesday for heartfelt Creations!   This month is featuring the Winter's Eve Collection.    I love this collection and the warm, festive feel that comes over me when I look in the window!    I couldn't resist adding the Blazing Poppy flowers for a little "POP".   


Heartfelt Creations Products
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Window Frame Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3794
Window Fame Die Set, HCD1-7148
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Blazing Poppy Petals Stamp Set, HCPC-3674
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Darice Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dye Ink, TSMP301
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious , 71053
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole , 71058
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Chambray, 71078
Clear Cardstock, GBKK811B1
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Prills - Power Outage, ANC845
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit



Kraft cardstock, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, heat tool glue gun, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Candle -  R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame - E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves - YG11, YG45, G28 G46), White gel pen, Clear Crackle Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, double sided tape.






Create a top fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch white card base. Cut a base layer from kraft cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper as shown and cut at 5 x 5 inches.   Apply Clear Crackle paint to designer paper on left side of the paper, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set.  Apply Designer Dries Clear on the left side of designer paper and apply Teal Gala Glitz. Allow to dry.   Adhere the layers to the card base with double sided tape.

Stamp window frame and candle with Memento Desert Sand Ink.   I used X-Press Blending Cardstock for the candle because I colored it with Copic Markers and designer paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection for the window frame.   The window frame was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.   The light yellow green designer paper was selected to back the window frame.  It was sponged with Vintage Photo.    The Candle was colored with the following color combo - ((Candle -  R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame - E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves - YG11, YG45, G28 G46).   The holly leaves were  accented with a white gel pen.   The images were cut with the coordinating die.

The Blazing Poppy Petals Stamp Set  was stamped on white cardstock with Rhubarb Stalk  Memento Ink.   The flowers were die cut with the coordinating die.   The petals were sponged with Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink, misted with water and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,  They were assembled using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Power Outage Prills were applied to the center of each Poppy.    The Classic Leaf stamp set was stamped with Guacamole Fluid Chalk Ink and die cut with coordinating die.   the petals were sponged with Guacamole, Chambray and a small amount  of Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink.  The petals were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and allowed to dry.   Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the leaves and dusted with Frosting Powder.  The leaves were heat set.

Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white cardstock.    Place clear cardstock under the window frame.   Pop the frame up from the yellow-green designer paper with Darice foam strips.  Adhere the window to the card  on top of the medallion as shown.  Adhere the leaves and flowers with a glue gun.

Embellish with with various sized dots from a white gel pen to look like snow. Apply more dots in the upper corners with the  white gel pen.

  Emma Lou's Tutorial on creating flowers with the Blazing Poppy Petal Set can be found HERE. 




Thank you so much for stopping by!   I hope you enjoyed my take on this stamp and die set and that you check out the wonderful inspiration from my other team members!   



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Festive Holiday Gift










Welcome!  It's time to share another project from Heartfelt Creations!  We are featuring the Winter's Eve Collection this week!  

Heartfelt Creations Products
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Frame Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3794
Window Fame Die Set, HCD1-7148
Window Box Elements Die, HCD17150
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Darice Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit
Clear Cardstock, GBKK811B1
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451




SVG cut file - Gift Boxes Kit (svgcuts.com), Woodgrain embossing folder, Mini Brick Stencil, Texture Paste, Bead Gel, twine,  X-Press It, Copic Markers (Floor - E30, E33, E35, E44,  Window - E40, E42, E44, Fireplace - C3, C4, C5, Wreath/floors - G40, G43, G45, R20, R24, Fire - Y11, YR23, YR26, Bricks - E00, E02, E04, E08, E11,  E19, Mantle/Logs - E30, E33 E35, Flowers BV00, Y11, R20, R24, R56), Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  
Instructions
Create gift box per instructions.  video>   Gift Boxes Kit.  The paper was selected from Winter's Eve Paper Collection.  
Stamp window,  flowers and fireplace image  using Memento Desert Sand Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.  Color the images with the following Copic Markers - (Floor - E30, E33, E35, E44,  Window - E40, E42, E44, Fireplace - C3, C4, C5, Wreath/floors - G40, G43, G45, R20, R24, Fire - Y11, YR23, YR26, Bricks - E00, E02, E04, E08, E11,  E19, Mantle/Logs - E30, E33 E35, Flowers BV00, Y11, R20, R24, R56), Cut the window, flowers  and window box with the corresponding die.  Emboss the flower box with a woodgrain embossing folder and sponge with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Die cut 3 additional window frames and adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  This adds extra strength and dimension.   Apply Clear Cardstock between the window frame and the fireplace scene and pop up the window frame with Darice foam strips.  Adhere the window frame, window box and scene to the gift box.  Adhere the flowers and green leaves with Dries Clear Adhesive.   

Tie some twine or hemp around the lid of the box.   Fill with candy or any gift that you would like to share with that special friend.   








































Thank you so much for stopping by.    


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Celebrates 20th Birthday Blog Hop




It's a PARTY and YOU are invited!  


Welcome to our Heartfelt Creations 20th Birthday Hop!   

Heartfelt Creations is celebrating their 20th Birthday by having some great GIVEAWAYS heading your way!
So Let's HOP!


The order of the hop is.....   drum roll...... 

 Marie Gamber (that's me! )

Check back at the end of the Hop -  August 18th  at  our Heartfelt Creations Blog 
for a list of all the winners!!! 

Trust me - You will want to join the party!
  

You will have until midnight to comment on the featured Designer's  Blog!   

Sneak Peek! 
When the music stops on my Blog 
This will be my Giveaway!     




6 x 6 inch Foldout Card - Black, HCCF1-445-1
Glue Pins, Pin6
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit



Other Products
Double sided tape, mounting tape, X-Press it Blending Cardstock, purple cardstock, yellow cardstock,  green cardstock, Versamark, Spellbinder Petite Oval Die, heat tool, quilling tool,  Fine  scissors, Detail Black Embossing Powder, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink,  yellow stamen, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Purple flower - BV000, BV00, BV13, BV17, Frog - YR21, YR18, Y11, YG13, YG17, YG67, W3, Dragonfly - V00, V05, V09, RV00, RV04, RV17, YG11, YG17, YG67, Mushrooms - BV00, BV13, BV17, #40, E41, E44, RV00, RV04, RV17).



Cover the 6 x 6 black foldout card base with paper from the Blushing Rose paper collection.  Leave 1/8 inch around each edge for a border. Adhere to the foldout card base.   Die cut the medallion from purple cardstock and the medallion base from yellow cardstock.  Adhere to the last page.

Stamp the frogs, dragonfly and mushrooms from the Froggy Hangout and Leaping Frog Stamp Set.  I used Ex-Press It Blending Cardstock and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  You can use any paper compatible with your ink.  The images were colored with the following combo -  (Purple flower - BV000, BV00, BV13, BV17, Frog - YR21, YR18, Y11, YG13, YG17, YG67, W3, Dragonfly - V00, V05, V09, RV00, RV04, RV17, YG11, YG17, YG67, Mushrooms - BV00, BV13, BV17, #40, E41, E44, RV00, RV04, RV17). Die cut the images with the coordinating die.  Cut 3-4 images from pruple cardstock and adhere to the bodies of the frog images for strength.   Adhere the extra pruple cardstock images to the dragon fly by adding Dries Clear adhesive to the body of the dragonfly.   When dry, fan each layer of the wings up for dimension.  Add Nuvo Dandelion Yellow and Bubblegum drops to the mushrooms for a fun whimsical look.   Adhere the frogs, mushrooms and dragonfly with a small amount of double sided mounting tape.

Die cut the borders from the Fleur Border Basics Die and adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Emboss the sentiment, Celebrating Your special Day with Versamark Ink and Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder. Heat Set.  Cut with an oval die and mount with a purple oval die slightly larger.   Adhere to the last page, under the frog.

Create a water lily flower by cutting the lily pad freehand from green cardstock.   Create the water lily with the Sun Kissed Fleur Stamp and die set.   The flower petals were cut  with the coordinating die and sponged the Guacamole for the green leaves and Squeezed Lemonade for the flower petals. They were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool and adhered with Dries Clear adhesive.  The stamen were adhered with glue.   An 8 inch piece of goldenrod quilling strip (or 1/8 inch lightweight cardstock) was coiled tight with a quilling tool.  A 1/4 inch purple strip was clipped along the side with a fine scissor and wrapped around the yellow coil.  It was adhered on top of the stamen for the flower center.
 







Good Luck to you!



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Twas the Night Before Christmas

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I am so glad you stopped by!    
Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using Heartfelt Creations; Winter's Eve Collection.   I love having an opportunity to create a few Christmas cards early and this collection is perfect.   I can just feel the warmth of the fireplace and the now biting my nose when I step outside!  Talk about fun memories! 



Heartfelt Creations Products
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Frame Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3794
Window Fame Die Set, HCD1-7148
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die Set, HCD1-766
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Bright Ideas Prills, ANC 850
Darice Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring Scoring Board, 173842
Stack Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Guacamole Fluid Chalk Ink Pad, 71058
Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink Pad, 71053
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Thin die Adapter, 532423-Kit
Clear Cardstock, GBKK811B1
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451








Other Products
Red cardstock, paper trimmer, glue gun, heat tool, Clear Crackle Paint, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Berries, tree trim and rug - R20, R22, R24, R27 R56, Leaves - Leaves and tree - G40, G43, G44, Skin Tones E00, E11, E24, Hair - C3, C4, C5, C7, Dress - B0000, B00, B21, B24, Star - Y11, YR20, YR23, YR56,  Wall paper - E40, E42, B00).








Card base is  a top fold card measuring 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  The base layer was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and the designer paper was selected from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection.

The poinsettia's were stamped and cut  using the Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp and die set. They were sponged with Guacamole and a touch of Berrylicious fluid Chalk Ink.  They  were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. The flowers were assembled and allowed to dry.  Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and sprinkled with frosting powder and heat set.  Yellow Prills were applied to the center for stamen.

The holly berries and and focal image  were stamped with Memento Desert Sand Ink. The berries/leaves and focal image were colored with Copic alcohol ink.  I created my own wallpaper you can see through the window pane.   The color combo was - (Berries, tree trim and rug - R20, R22, R24, R27 R56, Leaves - Leaves and tree - G40, G43, G44, Skin Tones E00, E11, E24, Hair - C3, C4, C5, C7, Dress - B0000, B00, B21,  Christmas Balls - B00, B21, B24, B27,  Star - Y11, YR20, YR23, YR56,  Wall paper - E40, E42, B00).

The window and window shutters were cut from theWindow Fame set.   Die cut the window frame  3 times and adhere  for extra strength.  Clear cardstock was was cut and adhered on the underside of the window frame.

Adhere the flowers and  holly bush with a glue gun.   Darice foam strips were adhered between the focal image and the window frame.  The frame was then adhered to the card with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.    








































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