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Christmas Inspiration


Hi Everyone,
Christmas is coming...ready or not:) Today we are bringing you many project samples featuring Christmasy ideas, so hopefully this will help you in your creative process in trying to figure out which projects to create for your loved ones. If you don't have the perfect Christmas images yet, we just released the Festive Christmas Collection. You can see the details here: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/collections.php?c=2014-august-festivechristmas 

Design Team Call: The time has come to do another open design team call. If you are passionate about stamping or scrapbooking, and love Heartfelt Creations products, CLICK HERE for more details.

Vote for your Favorite Designers: When we announce a new design team call that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the HC design team. We are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your current favorite design team members. You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on August 29th, 2014.

Have an amazing week! Emma Lou

 




Creative Inspiration of the Week

Holiday Season
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Arianna Lace Die
Banner and Trees Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Vintage photo distress ink, brown, green and red cardstock, glue, hot glue gun, black memento ink, lace, rhinestones trim, 3d foampads, ribbon.

Instructions: Create a base card 5" x 9" from brown cardstock and ink the edges. Cut a smaller piece of red CS and ink and distress the edges. Cut another smaller piece of green cs and ink and distress the edges. Choose a nice die cut from the Festive Christmas Paper Collection and ink the edges. I have chosen for the lovely birdies:) Die cut and ink some flowers from the Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities die. Die cut one of the doilies from the Arianna Blooms Lace Die and some swirly leaves. Choose a small die cut from the Festive Christmas Paper Collection and ink the edges. For the lace doily and the small diecut I used the foampads to create some depth:)

For the inside of the card I also used one of the beautiful die cuts and decorated with some snowflakes from the Banner and Trees Die. Now you can glue all the layers and decorate your card :)


Print Project   
Created By: Sandra Ten Wolde
Wonderful Christmas Doves
Products Used:
Dove of Peace PreCut Set
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Standard Circle Small
Standard Circle Large
Spellbinders Tool N' One

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Dark Red, Cherry Red, Green and White Cardstock; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Accessories: Spellbinders - Resplendent Rectangles, Square and Round Rhinestones, Stampin Up - Paper Piercing Pack Essentials.

Instructions: Card base 6 1/4" x 6 1/4". Choose a card pattern, cut it 6" x 6" and adhere to base. Cut white CS 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" and pierce it all the way around, adhere pop dots and place on card. Cut cherry red CS 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and choose another card pattern, cut it 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and adhere those two layers together, then onto card. Die cut green CS with #1 large circle die. Stamp image on white CS, color and cut with #1 small circles die, apply pop dots to both circle pieces and place in center of card. Die cut label from red CS then stamp image on white, apply pop dots to both, label and sentiment and place on card as shown. Add a few rhinestones for a little glitz.


Print Project   
Created By: Linda Kleman
Christmas Sentiment Painters Tray
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Festive Ornaments PreCut Set
O Little Town PreCut Set
Festive Christmas Background PreCut Set
Luggage and Tags Die
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Poinsettia Dewdrops
Spring Bling Prills
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Bella Rose Die

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Aged Mahogany distress ink; Viva Champagne Ice; red, white and vanilla cardstock, Creative Embellishments Photo Corners chipboard, Radiant Rain Solar Gold, 7 Gypsies Painters Tray, May Arts Ribbon.

Instructions: View a close up of the project here. Using Poinsettia die, cut out 9 sets of poinsettias, (I only used the largest die on three of the sets) mold, adhere together and dab over with Champagne Ice from Viva. Set dewdrops in centers of some of the poinsettias and yellow Prills in others. Select one of the papers in the Festive Collection, I used the one that had the lantern on it and cut it in such a way that the images on the pager would be in the background of the tray for added detail. Using Tag Die, cut out all tags in collection including some of the smaller tags as shown in project. Cut out your chosen sentiments, ovals, and then mat on cardstock. On one of the tags ink the Festive Ornaments stamp with red mahogany distress ink, but only ink the image in bottom right corner (Merry Christmas ornament) and stamp onto tag. Stamp out “For Unto Us” sentiment from O Little Town Precut set onto vanilla cardstock, light ink edges. Ink Festive Background Precut Set only in bottom corner image where Christmastime crest is onto white cardstock cut for tray size. Continue to layer tags and sentiments with foam adhesive into painters tray. Using Creative Embellishments Photo Corner chipboard, colour with red mahogany distress ink, spritz with radiant rain solar gold, use larger one on outside edges where larger poinsettias are and smaller ones on tags as shown in image. To handle, attach large red toille ribbon in bow.


Print Project   
Created By: Karan Gerber
Born This Day
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
O Little Town PreCut Set
Festive Notes PreCut Set
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: May Arts Ribbon SN14, Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Versamark Watermark ink, Smooch - Gold, Gold Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Micro Beads, Copic Markers: G28, G24, G20; Zva Creative Pearls: PEW-03CB-122; CR-07CA-125, Xyron 9" Creative Station, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Box, WorldWin Cardstock.

Born This DayInstructions: Take a 5" x 7" card base and adhere the printed panel. Cut the patterned paper panel for the center, and cut away the center label. Stamp the background on light colored patterned paper and adhere to the back of the panel. Add to the card base. Cut the long, narrow panel and stamp the sentiment in gold. Adhere to the center of the card. Stamp the lantern and color. Fussy cut and add to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp the poinsettia with watermark ink and heat emboss with gold powder. Cut with the matching die. Color and add micro beads for the flower center. Adhere to the card with foam adhesives. Finish with pearls and ribbons as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Gini Cagle
Special Christmas Wishes
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
O Little Town PreCut Set
Luggage and Tags Die
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White Card, Versa Color Brown 54 Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Green/Cream Twine, Bow maker.

Instructions: The card size is 12cm x 12cm (4 3/4" x 4 3/4"). Cut down the paper shown from the collection to measure 11 1/2cm x 11 1/2cm (4 1/2" x 4 1/2"), adhere to the card front using double sided tape. Stamp the sentiment onto white card using the brown ink and heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Cut down to measure 10 1/2cm x 3 1/2cm (4 1/8" x 1 1/4"). Add brown ink to the edges and heat emboss. Die cut the 2 sentiments using the matching oval tag die. Create a loopy bow using the green/cream twine on the bow maker, thread through the sentiments and wrap the twine around the card twice as shown, securing on the reverse. Adhere the sentiment using foam pads to complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Oksana Clegg
Christmas Candlelight
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Marvelous Squares
Luggage and Tags Die
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Stamp Mat Pad
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Double Dots 100pc.

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black - Dandelion - Desert Sand inks, red pearls, twill ribbon, Gold thread, Gold - white cardstock (CS).

Instructions: Cut a card panel from the Festive Christmas collection to make a 6" by 6" card base. Take a piece of white CS and stamp both images from the Festive Candlelight stamp set. Color it with markers. Cut the lantern out with the largest square. Trim the Poinsettia image to 2" by 5". Add Double Dots to the back of both of them. Take four pieces of the ribbon about 3" long and fray one end of each one, then add two of them together. Place the Poinsettia image on the left side then add the ribbon and the lantern image. Stamp the Poinsettia stamp in black ink, and then cut them out with the Sun Kissed Fleur Die. Mold and shape them and place red pearls in the centers. Cut the joy tag from the paper collection with the Luggage and Tag Die. Tie a piece of gold thread around the top and add a red pearl. Add the flowers and tag to the card.


Print Project   
Created By: Penny O'Dell
Merry Christmas Poinsettia Border
Products Used:
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Luggage and Tags Die
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Grand Calibur
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Stamp Mat Pad
Double Dots 100pc.

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Cherry Cobbler (SU); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Green With Envy (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes); Accessories: Bow-Easy, White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), brads (Recollections), red ribbon (Michaels), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), glue dots, craft metal cutters, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Goldenrod, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Cherry Cobbler. Cut white mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut green script designer paper (6" x 6" block) down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", ink edges with Green With Envy and glue to white mat. Wrap red ribbon across mats as pictured and secure in back. Glue mats to card base.

Stamp poinsettia border (Festive Candlelight Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Trim image to 1 3/4" x 4 13/16". Cut Cherry Cobbler mat 1 15/16" x 5" and glue to back of image. Add image to base as shown using Double Dots. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Cut “Merry Christmas” ticket from designer paper using Luggage and Tags Die and ink edges with Green With Envy. Add as pictured using Double Dots. Make triple loop bow with Bow-Easy and White Seam Binding and add as pictured. Trim prongs from back of brads with cutters. Add larger brad to bow center and 2 smaller ones to top right of card using glue dots.


Print Project   
Created By: Kathleen Roney
O Little Town
Products Used:
O Little Town PreCut Set
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Festive Christmas Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Coconut swirl (bazzill), black soot distress ink (ranger), white satin ribbon (offray).

Instructions: Cut the following: White cardstock - 4 1/4" x 11" and 3 3/4" x 5" rectangles. Green with green holly pattern paper - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" rectangles, trace around 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" Cut-Mat-Create 1B die and cut out by hand.

Score white card base at 5 1/2" down the long side across the width of the card to create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. Stamp image as shown and colour as desired. Stamp sentiment and cut out using Cut-Mat-Create die. Assemble card as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Loretta Lock
Christmas Shoes
Products Used:
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Ornamental Add On Die
Holly Berry PreCut Set

Project Instructions:

Christmas ShoesOther Products: All purpose Glue, glitter glue, gems, Red ink, brown ink, Peeled paint ink, template, tacky glue, template, white pen.

Instructions: Print and cut out the template on white card. Draw around the template on your paper twice for the outer shoe pattern. Make marks for where the folds are but do not draw them on. Cut out and fold. Adhere the heel first and then the inner flat of the shoe to the sides. Draw around the template again for the inner on contrasting paper. Cut it out omitting the bottom of the heel and the top flap that forms the top of the shoe. This allows the paper to fold inside the shoe and line it. The fold for the inner sole across the shoe, make sure this is in place to give a good fit. Adhere the side and the toe of the inner to the outer and trim the sides. Adhere the rectangle inner piece over to cover all lines to give a smooth look. Finally adhere the top of the shoe together. To decorate, stamp, emboss and cut the poinsettias. Adding a gem to the centres. Stamp cut and colour the leaf swirls. Glitter the berries. Adhere two swirls across the front toe and adhere a poinsettia on top. Adhere swirls along the outer side of the shoe and down the heel. Adhere two poinsettias to the corner of the heel and your project is complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Liz Walker
Wonderful Christmas Poinsettias
Products Used:
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Ornamental Add On Die
Holly Berry PreCut Set
Dove of Peace PreCut Set

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White card, All purpose glue, glitter glue, red ink, peeled paint distress ink, Black ink.

Instructions: Using white card make a tent card 5 2/16" x 4". Cut a card front from the paper pad and adhere to the card. Stamp the sentiment in black ink. Stamp, emboss, cut and shape the flowers. Add a gem to the centre of the flowers. Stamp the swirls on white card and colour with inks. Glitter the berries. Adhere the swirls and flowers to the card and your project is complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Liz Walker
For Unto You Is Born
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
O Little Town PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Holly Berry PreCut Set
Ornamental Add On Die
Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Adorning Labels Twenty-Five; Memento Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove; Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick; White and Green Cardstock; Beads; Hot Glue.

Instructions: Card Size is A2 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Start with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of green cardstock, score cardstock at 5 1/2", and fold. Cut a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of white cardstock, cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of green cardstock, glue cardstock pieces together, and glue to card base. Cut a 5" x 3 7/8" card front from Festive Christmas Collection paper, add glitter around edges, and glue card front to center of card base. Die cut green cardstock using Label Twenty-Five #4 die and Adorning Labels Twenty-Five #3 die (tape dies together), and glue die cut to center of card. Stamp O Little Town sentiment onto white cardstock using Olive Grove ink, die cut sentiment using Labels Twenty-Five #3 die, sponge sentiment using Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks, remove die, and glue die cut to center of card. Stamp (4) Holly Berry holly leave images onto white cardstock using black ink, die cut holly leaves using Ornamental Add On die, color holly leave using Peeled Paint distress ink and Moss Green stamp paint, and shape holly leaves. Stamp Christmas Poinsettia image onto white cardstock using black ink, die cut using Sun Kissed Fleur die, color flowers with Worn Lipstick distress ink and Carmine Red stamp paint, shape flower, hot glue together, glue holly leave to back of flowers, hot glue flowers to card, and glue beads to center of poinsettias.


Print Project   
Created By: Regina Hamilton
Wonderful Christmas Book
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Dove of Peace PreCut Set
O Little Town PreCut Set
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Book Frame 1 PreCut Set
Holly Berry PreCut Set
Arianna Lace Die
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Versa Mark, White embossing powder, Red Stickles, White Liquid Pearls, Ribbon, Spellbinders A2 Locking Loops Die, Distress Ink Tea and Walnut Stain.

Instructions: My card base is one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" folded in the center making a larger 81/2" x 5 1/2" card. Layer a dark green 1/4" smaller on top. Cut a piece of white 1/4" smaller and stamp all the images on there in no certain order. Color the leaves around the Doves but leave every thing else as is. Using the Distress inks, go over the entire piece leaving only the Doves white. Adhere to card base then add the A2 Locking Loops Die as shown. Stamp 3 of the book pages and stamp on each. Glue the first one down good, the next 2 add glue only to the center so you can roll the pages, add ribbon and adhere to the book. Stamp the leaves, flowers, cut everything out, shade, shape and adhere to card. Finish the card by adding the liquid pearls and stickles.


Print Project   
Created By: Olga Jewell
Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Festive Ornaments PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Raindrops on Roses Die
Grand Calibur
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Melt Art Melting Pot
Stamp Mat Pad
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Bridal Embossing Powder

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: White and kraft Cardstock, vellum, Tan Pearl Paper (Coredinations); Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir Markers (DR 5, 6; JG 4, 5), Gold Gelato, Vintage Photo Distress Stain; Ink: Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Ink, Ranger Vermillion Archival Ink, Versamark; Other: Superfine Gold Embossing Powder, glass beads, ribbon, adhesive pearls, foam dots, glue.

Instructions: Using Versamark, stamp Festive Ornaments twice onto white Cardstock. Heat emboss with Superfine Gold Embossing Powder. Color only the ornaments on one stamped image, cut out, cover with Versamark and treat with UTEE in the melting pot. When completely cooled, gently bend to create a cracked finish. Color the border of the other image, sponge all over with Vintage Photo and Tea Dye DI. Flick with water to create an aged look. Tear the edges, distress the edges further and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Use foam dots to pop up the UTEE ornaments. Add seed beads and pearls as shown.

Create a 5" x 7" side fold card base from kraft cardstock. Distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of red holly paper from the paper collection. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Distress and roll the edges. Die cut and emboss 2 Raindrops on Roses toppers from pearl tan cardstock. Trim around the swirls so that they can be tucked behind your stamped panel. Glue the stamped panel onto prepared card base. Add ribbons, glass beads, adhesive pearls and small rose as shown. Use Ranger Vermillion Archival Ink to stamp the Poinsettia onto vellum. Die cut, color the back side with markers and shape 2 of the smaller blossoms. Stack and add to the top of the larger round ornament. Fill center with glass beads.

For the interior: Cut the card greeting from the paper collection and glue into the card interior.


Print Project   
Created By: Kathy Clement
Merry Christmas Ornament Card
Products Used:
Festive Ornaments PreCut Set

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Black cardstock, watercolor paper, gold and silver metallic pens from Creative Memories, water brush, Wild Wasabi ink (SU), Ruby Red ink (SU), Archival ink by Ranger in Jet Black, diamond stickles.

Instructions: Cut and fold black cardstock so that card measures 4.25" x 5.5" when folded. Stamp image in black ink onto watercolor paper. Color image using watercolor brush and inks/coloring mediums of your choice. I added stickles to the berries and ornaments to add sparkle. I also used metallic pens for coloring the chain and ornament toppers. Cut image so that it measures 4" x 5.25" and adhere to front of black card base.


Print Project   
Created By: Emily Niehaus
Christmas Memories
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Memento ink: black, May Arts twine, Ranger dimensional paint: Butterscotch, Ranger Stickles: Crystal.

Christmas MemoriesInstructions: Fussy cut the lantern image from background paper and adhere with foam dots over the top of the same image on a second sheet of the same paper. Add stickles to the flame and the flower centres. Fussy cut the flowers from the top of the same sheet, and adhere over the top of the same image on the background paper with foam dots, curling up the edges for dimension. Add stickles to the flower centres. From patterned paper (or using stamps) fussy cut two ornaments and adhere as though hanging from the flowers at the top of the page using foam dots. Add stickles to the details of the ornaments. Cut a series of journal panels and tags from patterned paper, and arrange overlapping each other across the centre of the page, using the photo as a guide to placement. Adhere photo over the tags using foam dots. Cut the title from patterned paper and adhere across the bottom of the photo using foam dots.

Stamp, die cut and arrange a series of flowers with 2 large layered flowers 2 medium single flowers and 6 small flowers. Arrange in clusters on the top and bottom of the photo starting with the largest flower first. Die cut a leaf flourish form the Cut, Mat, Create collection. Cut into small sections and tuck into the flower clusters. Adhere tied twine bows to each of the clusters. Apply paint dots to the centre of the flowers, and stickles to the details in the journal tags. Apply rows of paint dots along the horizontal lines of the layout.


Print Project   
Created By: Alicia Barry
Doves Of Peace
Products Used:
Dove of Peace PreCut Set
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Ornamental Add On Die
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Heirloom Ornaments 2011
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Gold Gala Glitz
Grand Calibur
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Ink, Foam Tape, Copic Marker, Tapestry Spellbinders Die, Sewing Machine, Card Stock.

Doves Of PeaceInstructions: Cut 5" x 7" base from designer paper. Cut 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" in green designer paper and layer over base. Sew around the green with sewing machine. Cut out Tapestry die from designer paper, emboss with Grand Calibur and ink the open area of the die before removing from the die. Glue to the base card using the fine tip and Dries Clear Glue. Stamp Dove of Peace on cardstock and color in with Copics. Line up Heirloom Ornament over the doves and secure in place with tape, cut out ornament and distress ink the edges. Glue down flat on red designer paper and fussy cut around the edge leaving a very thin border. Mount in the middle of the card using foam tape. Cut out holly from the Ornamental Die and ink greens on leaves and red on the berries. Use the tweezers from the flower tools and pinch the end of each leaf to form a slight pinched end. Stamp the Christmas Poinsettia two times and cut out with coordinating die (Sun Kissed Fleur). Using a sponge dauber ink the center of each petal with red ink and blend out so the edges are left white as shown. Pinch each of the ends of the petals with the tweezers and mount the petals together to form three layers flowers and two tiny plain flowers. Put a dollop of Dries Clear Glue in the center of each flower and cover with Gala Glitz. Mount the flowers with foam tape on some and flat on the card on others to create various layers and to finish up the card. Adhere to a 5" x 7" plain cardstock base.


Print Project   
Created By: Lori Williams
Christmas Doves
Products Used:
Dove of Peace PreCut Set
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die

Project Instructions:

Other Supplies: White cardstock, black cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Prisma pencils (or coloring medium of your choice), diamond Stickles.

Instructions: Fold and cut white cardstock so that it measures 4.25" x 5.5" when folded. Stamp sentiment in black onto white cardstock and use HCD 750 to cut. Mat in black cardstock. I used a corner rounder to round the corners of the black mat. Stamp dove image in black ink onto white cardstock. Use square from Cut, Mat Create to cut and mat in black. Color image with Prisma pencils. I added diamond stickles to the red berries. Adhere the dove image above the sentiment, making sure both are centered on card front.


Print Project   
Created By: Emily Niehaus
Festive Notes
Products Used:
Festive Notes PreCut Set
O Little Town PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Radiant Rectangles
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Paper: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Gold Shimmer Sheetz; Ink: Color Box Frost White, Versa Mark WaterMark; Accessories: Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Ranger Superfine Detail Embossing Powder, Golden Rod Stickles, Gold Ribbon, Gold Pearls, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Modern Wallpaper, Pop Dots.

Instructions: Die cut 2 card base pieces from the 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace. Take one of them and score it 1/2" down from the top. This will allow the back panel to bend instead of the front when you open the card. Adhere the two panels together at the top. Cut shimmer sheetz 2 3/8" x 4 1/2", emboss and adhere to card. Die cut oval from radiant rectangles, apply pop dots and place on card. Ink up Festive Notes stamp with white pigment ink, stamp on a piece of scrap paper then stamp onto oval and heat set. Next ink up sentiment stamp with versamark, center and stamp over Festive Notes. Apply embossing powder and heat set. For the flowers, ink up stamp with versa mark, apply embossing powder and heat set. Next, shape flowers and add gold stickles to the pedals, adhere to card and place a pearl in center. Create a bow and adhere as shown. Place some pearls around card for a finishing touch.


Print Project   
Created By: Linda Kleman
Golden Bethlehem
Products Used:
Festive Notes PreCut Set
O Little Town PreCut Set
Vintage Floret Frame PreCut Set
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Arianna Lace Die
Bella Rose Die
Decorative Leafy Frame Die
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat

Project Instructions:

Golden BethlehemOther Products: Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Versamark Ink, Distress Inks (Walnut Stain), gold liquid glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Foam adhesive.

Instructions: To prepare the card base, fold the A4 size white card stock in half. Cut another piece at 7.5" X 5" from white card stock. Stamp the Festive Notes background with Walnut Stain distress ink. Distress the edges and ink lightly. Stamp, gold emboss and die cut the Decorative Leafy Frame and the Christmas Poinsettias. Shape the poinsettias using the Paper Shaping tools. Stamp the Little Town image in Walnut Stain ink and fussy cut. Die cut the decorative doily from the Arianna Lace die and leaves from the Bella Rose die. Cover them with gold glitter. Assemble the card as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Ujjwal Goel
Old Fashioned Lantern
Products Used:
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Festive Christmas Background PreCut Set
Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White Card Stock, Velum, Distressed Inks, Metallic Gold Ink, Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls, Lace and Ribbon from my stash and die cutting machine.

Old Fashioned LanternInstructions: Start by cutting the 4 sides of the lantern out of White card stock. There are a lot of free templates out there. Here is one similar to what I made here. After the sides are cut out, attach together and top with another piece of paper from the Festive Christmas Collection to dress up the top parts of the lantern. Before you glue the lantern closed, stamp your favorite image on velum and emboss with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. After all 4 panels are completed, fasten them to the inside of the body of the lantern so the light glows through. Decorate and of course, do not forget to add a pretty flower or two! Stamp with metallic gold ink, distress and die cut out some of the lovely Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set, assemble and finish it off in the center with a sparkly gem!


Print Project   
Wonderful Christmas Tag
Products Used:
Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
Arianna Lace Die
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Classic Scallop Circle Small

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Kraft Card Stock, Classic Scalloped Rectangles, Gold Embossing Powder, Distressed Inks, VersaMark, Ribbon, Crystals and Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions: View a close up of project here. Start by cutting a tag for your project. I made mine 4 1/2" x 7" since I wanted a bit of extra room to showcase some of the beautiful paper and stamps in the Festive Christmas Collection. Next, add some ribbon and lace to the bottom of the tag. I then picked one of the many pre-made images from the collection and cut it out using a Classic Scallop Circle Small die and fastened it to the tag but not before I attached an Arianna Lace Die cut into halves underneath the image. Finally, I fussy cut out another one of the pre-made images for the top of the tag and stamped a sentiment from the Festive Candlelight PreCut Set. To make this the perfect Christmas tag, stamp, distress and die cut out some of the lovely Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set stamps, assemble and finish it off in the center with a sparkly gem and finish with a lace bow!


Print Project   
Wishing You Warmth Beauty Peace
Products Used:
Festive Christmas Paper Collection
O Little Town PreCut Set
Decorative Labels Twenty Eight
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty-Eight, Labels Twenty-Eight; Copic C0, C, C2, C3, C4, C6, G12, G21, YG17, W1, W3, W5, Y00, Y02, E15, E18, R27; Spectrum Noir TB1, TB2, TB3; Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Bundled Sage, Old Paper, Pine Needles; White and Green Cardstock; Dazzles Green Jewel Stickers.

Instructions: Card Size is 5" x 7". Start with a blank card base, cut a 5" x 7" piece of red cardstock, and glue to card base. Cut a 5" x 7" card front from Festive Christmas Collection paper, trim card front to 4 7/8" x 6 7/8", sponge edges with Pine Needles distress ink, and glue card front to card base. Die cut green cardstock using Enchanted Labels Twenty-Eight #3 die, and glue to center of card base. Die cut white cardstock and chipboard using Labels Twenty-Eight #6 die, glue die cut together, sponge with Old Paper and Bundles Sage distress ink, and glue die cuts to card. Die cut green cardstock using Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #4 die, and glue to card. Stamp O Little Town image onto white cardstock using black ink, color image with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, die cut image using Labels Twenty-Eight #5 die, sponge image with Old Paper and Bundles Sage distress inks, and glue die cut to card. Stamp O Little Town sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink, cut out sentiment, sponge with Ink Bundled Sage, Old Paper, and Pine Needles distress ink, and glue to card. Add jewel stickers to card.


Print Project   
Created By: Regina Hamilton
Vintage Love
Products Used:
Floral Key Paper Collection
Cut Mat Create 1A Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die
Grand Calibur

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Distress inks Vintage photo and Faded jeans, Foam adhesive, Scotch atg tape runner.

Instructions: View a close up of project here. Cut two pieces of HCDP1 238 Floral Key Collection to 8" x 8", these will be the base for the pages. Cut several different sizes of the HCDP1 238 Floral Key Collection, for the left side, cut one to 6" x 6", one to 5 1/2" x 4" and one 6" x 3". Distress the edges of the papers with the edge of a sharp scissor, rub Faded jean distress ink and adhere to page. Use the Grand calibur and the HCD2 749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die to cut a mat, color it with distress inks and adhere to page using foam adhesive. Use the HCD2 752 Cut Mat Create 2B Die to cut the photo and adhere to mat. For the right side, cut pieces of the HCDP1 238 Floral Key Collection, one to 6" x 6", one to 3" x 5”, distress the edges, add ink and adhere to page as shown. Use the HCD2 752 Cut Mat Create 2B Die and the HCD2 749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die to cut smooth white cardstock. Rub on distress ink and adhere to page as shown. Cut sentiments and embellishments from HCDP1 238 Floral Key Collection paper and adhere as shown.


Print Project   
Created By: Kristie Taylor
My Everything
Products Used:
Cut Mat Create 1A Die
Cut Mat Create 1B Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Cut Mat Create 2B Die
Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
Arianna Blooms Die
Arianna Blooms Bouquet PreCut Set
Arianna Lace Die
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:

Other Products: Dusty concord distress ink, peeled paint distress ink, glue, hot glue gun, black memento ink, lace, flatback pearls.

Instructions: This time I created a base card from 5" x 9" from purple cardstock. I kept it simple this time by just using 1 piece of design paper from the Cut, mat create collection, 3 die cuts from this beautiful paper collection, some lace and die cut 2 flowers and some swirls, of course as always I inked the edges:))


Print Project   
Created By: Sandra Ten Wolde
Raindrops On Roses Box
Products Used:
Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
Lady Rosalie PreCut Set

Project Instructions:

Other Products: White card, pearl gems, glitter glue, tacky glue, black ink, 3D foam.

Instructions: Using white card cut a piece 9" x 7" and score 1 1/2" on all sides. Cut into each corner, fold and adhere together as a box base. Cut four pieces of paper from the pad 6" x 1 1/2" and 4" x 1 1/2" and a piece 6" x 4" and adhere to sides and inner of the box base. Cut two pieces of card 8" x 4 1/2" and score 1 1/2" on the long side of both pieces. Adhere the scored piece together overlapping to form a C shape to fit around the box. Cut 4 - 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces of paper and adhere either side of the box lid and base. Cut two pieces of paper 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" and adhere to the side of the outer fold. Cut a contrasting piece of paper 6" x 4" and adhere with foam pads to the top. Adhere the box base to the inner of the box outer. Cut the middle of a card front, stamp the sentiment and adhere to a piece of paper 1/4" larger than the card front. Cut a sentiment strip and adhere it to another strip of paper 2" x 12" and adhere to the card front folding around the box to make a sleeve. Adhere the pearl gems and glitter the flowers and edges and your project is complete.


Print Project   
Created By: Liz Walker


Maintaining a regular flow of innovative inspiration is a priority at Heartfelt Creations. We feature new product releases on the second Wednesday of each month. Each release comes with a plethora of inspiration from our design team: cards, scrapbook layouts, mini crafts, trinkets, and doo-dads that will keep your own ideas fresh. So go ahead; immerse yourself in the creativity blooming here at Heartfelt Creations!




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Lila Willett Said...
Love everything you do. Looking forward to seeing you in Sacramento in Oct. My 80th birthday present from my daughter Becky.


valerie Said...
Where do I find the template for the shoes?
Heartfelt Creations
Here is the link to the template: http://www.skiptomylou.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/witchshoe.pdf. It has also been added to the blog.


Barbara Houston Said...
Love! Love! Love! These cards and projects are awesome. I absolutely adore all of the poinsettias and what the artists have done with the. The shoes are to die for!


Evelyn M Mahanay Said...
Thank you very much for all your ides and patters. Love your stamps and papers.


Michelle Said...
I ordered the BEAUTIFUL Christmas paper, and I just LOVE it!! There are so many ways that this paper can be used, I am just thrilled with it, thank you for such wonderful products, and beautiful inspiration every week. Happy Birthday, a little late!!


Pat Batley Said...
So much wonderful inspiration using this delicious collection. I love all the traditional colours and the designs are just amazing. Pat x


Janelle Graham Said...
Happy Belated Birthday, Emma Lou! From your comments I can see you had a lovely day - may your happiness extend throughout the year. Love the cards today. The Festive Christmas Collection is just so nice.


Maryann Laursen Said...
WAUW so much amazingly beautiful work here from all the dT members. I´m in total awe here sooo many gorgeous projects, that I don´t even know where to start or end. All is really gorgeous works and sooooo beautiful and elegant.


Joyce Pierson Said...
A belated happy birthday wish to you dear Emma Lou. Oh, how I wish I was as young as you! When I was your age, there wasn't any rubberstamping. I'll be 68 next month and I learn so much from you. I've been stamping since 1991. Thank you for sharing so much with us.


Elaine Said...
Thank you again heartfelt , such beautiful papers and projects from your talented team, Keep up the good work.



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