20+ Elegant Christmas ideas to help you get started with your cards early!

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20+ Elegant Christmas ideas to help you get started with your cards early!

Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Hey friend!
How are you doing this beautiful July day? Have you been spending time lately with your family or grand-kids making fun memories this summer? Summer is such a fun time to be outside and enjoy outdoor barbecues, time at the pool and fun activities...

Block out a couple minutes to be inspired with the new creative inspiration and create beautiful Christmas cards. If you have never created Christmas cards before or always seem to push it to the last minute, I challenge you to get started today!

Our Crafters say:

"I love all of Hearfelt products, but this Christmas collection is bar none one of my favorites. I literally gasped when Emma Lou was showing the different cards she made. i am so excited, I can't wait to get my set! Nothing like Christmas in July!!" -Angie Leiser

"Can't wait!!! What a gorgeous collection! Heartfelt has done it again. Just one great collection right after the other. Thanks for all your time and effort. It is greatly appreciated." -Sandy Heitman

If you missed out on the launch of the Candlelit Christmas Collection (which is primarily featured on the projects you will see below) click here to see a video demo on how to make these elegant Christmas cards. Order your stamps, dies and papers now to craft a holly jolly good time. Hugs, Emma Lou


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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Christmas Poinsettia Candle

Christmas Poinsettia Candle

Other Products: Gold mirri paper, Encore gold ink, Tombow markers, hot glue, hot glue gun, dimensional adhesive, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

To see how to shape the Christmas poinsettia, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas Collection, watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/MrVG8ktn2V4.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 1/4 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 1". Cut a piece of clear cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" size and attach underneath front flap. Cut a 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" size panel from the paper collection. Cut a 5 1/2 x 1" green strip from the paper collection too. Sponge the edges with Leaf green ink and attach onto the inside of card. Diecut the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die from gold mirri cardstock, leaving a 3/4" edge on the bottom. Attach onto front flap of card. Cut a 3/4" wide green and a 9/16" wide red decorative strip from the paper collection, trim to 5 1/2" length and attach onto front flap of card.

Stamp the medium 1x and small 2x poinsettias from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Lipstick Red ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the small and large holly 1x leaf from the same set in Leaf Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp large poinsettia candle from HCPC-3882 Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set Encore Gold Metallic ink onto white cardstock and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Use the heat tool to emboss poinsettia candle. Diecut poinsettia candle with coordinating die.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Use the Lipstick Red on the poinsettia centers and Butter ink on the edges. Use the Leaf Green ink on the holly leaves. Place the holly and poinsettias into the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through diecutting machine. Layer the poinsettia, and pierce hole through centers, then thread bright red and gold stamens through, using hot glue to attach. Trim off excess thread from the back. Dab Dries Clear glue onto tips of poinsettia and sprinkle with Crystal Clear for extra sparkle. Use the tombow markers along with blender to color the poinsettia candle. For the poinsettia, ornaments, candle and ribbon, use the 885 and 835 colors. For the candle flame, use the 991 color. Use a dauber with Leaf Green on the leaves. Also use the Tombow 098 color on the leaves. Apply some Crystal Lacquer onto candle and ornaments. Once dry, attach onto card with dimensional adhesive. Attach holly leaves and poinsettia onto card as shown.

Christmas Lantern

Christmas Lantern

Other Products: Hot glue, hot glue gun, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

To see how to shape the Christmas poinsettia, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas Collection, watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/MrVG8ktn2V4.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 1/4 x 6 3/8" size, score and fold at 4 5/8". Cut a blue patterned panel from the Merry and Bright paper collection to 6 1/8 x 4 3/8" size. Lightly sponge the edges with Forget-Me-Not ink and attach onto card base. Cut a piece of white paper to 5 15/16 x 4 1/2". Cut the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die border from both edges of the paper. Using from HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, diecut the 2nd largest plain oval from center of panel. Cut a 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" green patterned panel from the paper collection. Using the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, diecut the 2nd largest plain oval from the center. Layer this green panel underneath the white one, so the edges of oval coordinate with each other. Lightly sponge the edges of panel with Forget-Me-Not ink. Dab some Dries Clear onto sponge and apply over borders, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and tap off. Use double dots to attach onto card.

Stamp the medium 1x and small poinsettias 2x from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Manganese Blue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the small and large holly leaf 1x from the same set in Leaf Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the holly spray and lantern from HCPC-3883 Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from HCPC-3882 Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set in Manganese Blue onto white cardstock and diecut with arrow from HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Use the Manganese Blue and Forget-Me-Not ink on the poinsettia centers and Vivid Chartreuse ink on the edges. Use the Leaf Green ink on the holly leaves. Place the holly and poinsettias into the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through diecutting machine. Layer the poinsettia, and pierce a hole through centers, then thread bright green and blue stamens through, using hot glue to attach. Trim off excess thread from the back. Dab Dries Clear glue over tips of poinsettia petals and leaves, then sprinkle with Crystal Clear for extra sparkle. Sponge the hanging lantern with Forget-Me-Not, Vivid Chartreuse, Leaf Green and Sunflower inks. Sponge the edges of arrow with Forget-Me-Not ink and trim off point of arrow. Attach holly spray, leaves, poinsettia, hanging lantern and sentiment onto card as shown. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add an extra sparkle over lantern and sentiment.

A Starry Night

A Starry Night

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Card size 6" x 6" as final size. Take pattern paper from the collection size 5.875" x 5.875". Tear the edges and adhere it on white card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

Cut two Starry Night Decorative Die from white cardstock and adhere one die using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and on top of the same die adhere it with foam tape. Add Crystal clear glitter. Cut two Regal Pocket accents Die from white cardstock and adhere one die using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and on top of the same die adhere it with foam tape. Add sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp set using archival ink-jet black and manganese blue.

Stamp images from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink-jet black and add crystal clear glitter and randomly add color using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and adhere it using foam tape as shown.

Stamp some Poinsettia flowers from Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp set using archival ink-Manganese Blue, cut them with coordinating die and color them with same ink. Shape them using 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold and add stamen at the centre. Add Frosting powder and heat it. Arrange these flowers as pictured.

Exploding Christmas

Exploding Christmas

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Liquid glue, Ruler, Red cardstock, White cardstock, Gold glitter paper, Gold foil paper, Bone folder, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Barn Door, Mowed Lawn; Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cobalt, hot glue gun, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punchboard

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Exploding box measures - 4 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches. To create a lid - cut a piece from red cardstock 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" and score it at 1", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times to have 1" scoreline from every edge. Cut the flaps and adhere them to the sides to create a lid. Cut a 4" x 4" piece from paper collection then adhere it to the top of the lid. Prepare 4" x 1" (4 pieces) from gold glitter paper, die cut them using Starry Night Decorative Die, then adhere them to the lid. Die cut doily of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere it on the centre of the lid. Stamp sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink, die cut it with Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die and adhere it on the centre of doily.

To create a card base, take a 12" x 12" red cardstock and score it at 4" and 8", rotate and score again at 4" and 8". Score diagonally from the corner end to the first score lines cross on and repeat the process on other corners. Cut off all the corners diagonally using score line starting points as a guide. Prepare following pieces: from gold glitter paper - cut 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (4 pieces); From paper collection - cut 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (5 pieces) and 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (4 pieces).Take 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces and cut each one of them diagonally to create 4 triangles from each panel. Start with adhering gold glitter paper to outer sides of the box and then adhere paper collection pieces inside of the box as shown. Fold all score lines using bone folder. Die cut 4 doilies from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere them on the centre of each of the inner sides. Die cut 4 circles of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in paper collection and adhere them on the centre of each of the doilies. Die cut decorative square of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere it on the centre of the box base.

To create the basket take 6" x 6" piece of paper collection and score it diagonally using envelope punchboard at 2", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times, then put the designer paper on the back and score it diagonally at 2", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times. Put the piece on the scoring board and score it at 3" till the score lines cross then rotate and repeat the process 3 more times. Fold by the score lines and glue the basket together as shown, then glue the basket on the center of the box.

Stamp a few poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Cobalt Archival Ink and colour them in with Manganese Blue Archival Ink using daubers. Stamp fev holly images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut poinsettias and holly images with matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun and adhere them on the lid top and inside the box as shown. Fill in composition with holly leaves.

Joyous Poinsettia

Joyous Poinsettia

Other Products: Elizabeth rich Black Cardstock, Blue mirror sheet, Vellum Paper, Blue Fern Embossing Powder (Frozen), Versamark Embossing Ink, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine, Pearls, Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Hot Glue Gun, 3D Foam Tape, Daubers, Pearl Strings, thread String Tussel, Nuvo White Crystal Drop,

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures, 5.4" by 9". Cut panel of blue mirror sheet measuring 5.2" by 8.8" and adhere it on card using 3D foam tape, choose second panel from paper collection measuring 5" by 8.6" adhere layer on first panel. Layer the panel using clean clear adhesive. For the oval, cut eyelet frame on black sheet and cut lantern image from paper collection and paste on frame. Adhere this frame on card using 3D foam. Cut two corners from tag die on blue mirror sheet and paste on top left and right bottom corner of the card.

For the Poinsettia Flowers, Stamp the images on Vellum paper with versamark ink cover with frozen embossing powder and heat embossed with heat tool. Color it from the back side with Zig clear brush pen (031) in the center, Stamp the holly leaves with Leaf green ink and color it with distress twisted citron ink using dauber. Place the poinsettias and holly leaves face down in the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spritz with water and run through the diecutting machine to shape. Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to finish shaping. Add pearls in the center of the flowers using glue gun.

Arrange all flowers on eyelet frame add all elements like pearl string, thread string, tussles and add Nuvo drops to embellish card.

Blue Christmas Poinsettias

Blue Christmas Poinsettias

Other Products: White cardstock, silver mirror cardstock, silver metallic ribbon, pearls, Silver Delicata Ink, Snow Pen, Foam Sheet, Copic: B00, B21, B32, B24, C1, C3, Y11.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6". Card base is 12 x 6" folded tent style. Cut Silver square 5 7/8 x 5 7/8" then glue to card. Cut blue snowy decorative paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" then glue to silver. Cut a silver and a white Ornate Pocket Accent, glue together slightly off-set. Glue them to the bottom of card. Cut Ornament outside from silver and ornament inside from blue decorative paper then glue together. Cut a piece of foam sheet with the ornament and glue to the back of ornament set. Stamp and emboss with silver, Merry Christmas onto right top of ornament. Glue ornament to the card.

Stamp, color, die cut and shape poinsettias using silver Delicata ink and a bit of blue Copic marker. Glue two layers together and then add silver Prills to the centers. Stamp pine boughs, sticks, and pinecones using silver, die cut. Stamp small candle and holly border using black then die cut and color. Add the holly border and candle to the ornament.

Make an arrangement with the white poinsettias, sticks, pine boughs and pinecones at the left bottom side of the ornament. Make a bow with metallic ribbon and glue it to the top of the ornament. Add glitter to the poinsettias and randomly to the card.

Believe

Believe

Other Products: Die cutting machine, VersaMark Stamp pad, Clear Gesso, White Gesso, cheesecloth, 28 lilac lane sequin, threat, Stampin' Up pad ink Cherry Cobber, Steadtler watercolor pencil

See how to shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit here

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Take a blue 12 x 12" sheet. Start by applying a little clear gesso on your sheet to protect it because you want to create a watercolor effect in your background that requires a lot of water. With a brush apply Distress Oxide spray color faded jeans and add water to dilute the whole. Dry and do the same thing with white gesso to pale a little bit. Then, make droplets of blue ink and white gesso by shaking a brush gorged with ink over the sheet. Your background is ready.

Stamp poinsettias randomly on your background with Versamark and emboss with white powder. Use the heat gun to melt the powder. Choose 4 tags on your paper and cut it with the coordinating die. Add thread to them and glue on your background.

Stamp the Christmas poinsettias flowers and holly leaves with a black archival ink on white card stock. Color the petals with stampin'up pad cherry cobbler. Cut it with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Add stamens in the centre of the flowers. Put a little bit of glue on the flowers and dip them in the glitter to make them shine. Color your leaves in green with markers or pencils.

Use the Starry Night Decorative die to make a beautiful doily and glue it under your tag on your background. Put a cheesecloth in the center of your paper and glue your picture over it (with 3D foam square to give volume). Paste next to your picture the flowers and leaves you just made. Finish by adding a sentiment you cut from the paper collection using the coordinating die and a little bit of sequins.

Starry Christmas

Starry Christmas

Other Products: Distress Ink Ranger - Peeled paint & Worn lipstick, Watercolor Paints, Ribbon, Hot glue gun

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Make card base 6"x 6" from the collection Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection then cut a square 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and glue. Cut out a square of white paper 5"x 5 " and glue. Then cut the square from the collection 4 3/4 " x 4 3/4" and glue. Cut a border from white cardstock using Starry Night decorative die, Glue at the top of the page also cut a half decorative dolly using same die, glue at the bottom of the card.

To create flowers, stamp the poinsettias from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly stamp set on the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper a few times using Memento Tuxedo Black, then die cut using the coordinating dies and shape using the Christmas Poinsettia 3D Shaping Mold. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them. Insert in the middle, gold stamens from Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium (Wire Stem). To create leaves, stamp the holly from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Distress ink Ranger Peeled paint and cut with the coordinating die, color with the same ink. Shape leaves using 3D Christmas Poinsettia Mold. I covered the flowers and leaves with glue and covered them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. In the upper right corner, glue three flowers and add a ribbon, glue one down at the bottom.

Stamp ornament Poinsettias image from Glow of Christmas Stamp on watercolor paper using black Archival. Paint image using watercolor paints and cut with coordinating die.

Cut the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from the paper collection, and glue it to the card. Now arrange all the elements on the card as shown

Golden Starry Night

Golden Starry Night

Other Products: Red glitter gel, iCraft Iris cardstock, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Diamond

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 6" x 8 1/2", score at 2 1/2" to create the base card. Cut a piece of gold mirror card 5 14/16" x 5 14/16" and adhere to the back of the card. Cut a piece of patterned paper 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and adhere to the back of the back. Cut two panels 2 1/4' x 4 3/4" and adhere to the back of the card.

Cut the semi-circular snowflake die from HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die set out of gold mirror card. Adhere to the front of the left side. Cut two pieces of gold mirror card 2 6/16" x 5 14/16" and adhere to the front and back of the left front. Cut two panels from the patterned paper 2 1/4" x 5 3/4" and adhere to the back and front of the side. Cut two straight snowflake dies from the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die set out of gold mirror card and adhere to the right of the front and the back of the card as shown.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set with Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add green stamp paint with a damp sponge to the holly leaves and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the left card front as shown. Add red glitter gel to the holly berries.

Stamp the poinsettia images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Red Geranium ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and a touch of Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Carmine Red stamp paint with a damp sponge and shape with the coordinating mold. Assemble and add Crystal Clear glue using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres and over the holly leaves.

Stamp the two ornament dies from the HCPC-3883 Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add to the inner card and add Diamond glitter to the accents with Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the holly spray from the HCPC-3883 Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Leaf Green, Olive and Red Geranium inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Trim and adhere to the top of the back of the card. Add red glitter gel to the holly berries.

Poinsettias and Satin

Poinsettias and Satin

Other Products: Gold foil cardstock, smooth white cardstock, satin cord, gold glass glitter

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Ready top side fold card measures 7" x 7". First, cut a gold foil cardstock measuring 6.5" x 6.5" and adhere it on ready card base. Choose a red shade paper from designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 6.25" x 6.25". Mat it on gold foil cardstock. Take a card panel which is 6" x 6", glue it on card to create window scene. Further, take another card panel from designer paper collection and mat it on white cardstock which is 1/8" of an inch bigger on all four side. Cut a window using Cut Mat Create 2A die. Mat it on card using dimensional tape for added dimensions.

Stamp image from Candlelit Poinsettias stamp on watercolor using black archival ink. Paint image using zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Glue image on bottom left corner of card. Stamp poinsettias flower from Christmas Poinsettias & Holly stamp on Deluxe flower shaping paper using red geranium ink and manganese blue ink. Also stamp leaves using olive green ink. Cut images with coordinating die and paint with same color. Shape flowers and leaves using mold. Layer flowers and add gold glass glitter in the center of the flowers. Further, stamp some leaves from Snowy Pine Village stamp and cut with coordinating die. Arrange flowers and leaves. Once satisfied with arrangement glue all elements.

Tie some bows using satin cord and glue them. Stamp Merry Christmas sentiment using red geranium ink. For finished look, add Lion's Mane glitter on card using adhesive that dries clear.

Ornaments and Poinsettias

Ornaments and Poinsettias

Other Products: Hot glue gun, white card, blue ink.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cover a 7 1/2 inch square card blank with blue paper from the Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection Pad. Cut a 6 inch square piece of the same blue paper, matt onto 6 1/2 inch square of white card. Adhere this to the front of the card.

Die cut the two Noel Ornaments from the Noel Ornaments Die set, one of each in white and one of each in the red paper from the paper collection pad. Glue the two parts together, adhere one ornament with glue and the second ornament with foam strips.

Stamp the Glow of Christmas Candle with black ink, colour in with daubers and inks, die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere the Glow of Christmas ornament die to the front left side of the card.

Stamp the Poinsettias and Holly leaves with coffee ink. Colour the poinsettias using the daubers and blue ink. Colour the holly leaves using the daubers with Olive Green ink. Using the coordinating dies, die cut the flowers and leaves.

Take the Christmas Poinsettia Flower Shaping Mold, add your flowers and leaves. Lightly spritz with water. Run through a die cutting machine. Tap out and allow to dry.

Using hot glue, adhere the flower layers together in twos, offsetting the petals as you go.

Start gluing the flowers around the card. Add in the holly leaves. Add glitter using dries clear glue, to the flowers, leaves and Candlelit Poinsettia die, candle. Add Prills to the center of the flowers using dries clear glue.

A Watercolor Christmas

A Watercolor Christmas

Other Products: Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Carved Pumpkin and Hickory Smoke Distress inks, Versamark ink, watercolor cardstock, white cardstock, paint Brushes and green pearls.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Card base is 6 3/4" x 5". Stamp the images from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad.

Paint the background with water and then drop a little Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed Distress inks here and there using a paint brush. Tilt the cardstock to create little drips of color. The drips are not very prominent since the colors were diluted. Let it dry then splatter the same inks using the paint brush. Let it dry too and then start the actual coloring in the images on top using Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Carved Pumpkin and Hickory Smoke Distress inks. Trim down the water colored panel to 5" x 3 7/8". Stamp the sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set on the lower left corner of the water colored panel using VersaMark ink and heat emboss it using RAHT Heat It Craft Tool and Gold Embossing Powder.

Take a slightly larger piece of white cardstock and ink it with Aged Mahogany and Candied Apple Distress inks. Adhere the watercolor panel on it. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the die from Starry Night Decorative Die and ink it with Aged Mahogany and Candied Apple Distress inks. Adhere this piece behind the water colored panel as shown using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Adhere the resulting piece on a 6 3/4" x 5" top folding white card base using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Add some green pearls to the die cut to add finishing touch.

Twisted Christmas Easel

Twisted Christmas Easel

Other Products: Prisma Color Markers: PM143; PM25; PM19, Stampin Up Marker Rose Red, White and Green Cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Prepare your twisted easel card by cutting a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 11", score on the long side at 5 1/2". Score the upper half from the corner to corner of the first score line, fold it backwards making the twisted part. Cut another piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and set aside for now.

Decorate the inside first by adhering a piece of the Green Cardstock underneath the Candlelit Christmas paper. Die cut the Starry Night Decorative border out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottom. Use some of the same Green cardstock and die cut a circle out, top it with a piece of white that has the sentiment stamped on it. Add dimensionals to the back and adhere to the card.

Stamp the flowers and leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper, flowers with the Lipstick Red, color in with the Rose Coral and cut out with the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves with the Emerald Green, die cut out with the coordinating die, color in lightly with the same ink. Place in the coordinating mold and put 2 of the same size flowers together making one flower. Add leaves and flowers around the circle with the sentiment.

For the outside cut another piece of the Green cardstock 1/8" smaller and layer a card front on top of that 1/4" smaller. Cut one of the triangles out, add dimensions and adhere to the center of the card. Stamp the Glow of Christmas on white cardstock, color, die cut out using the coordinating die and adhere to the center of the triangle. Add leaves and flowers.

To finish, add glitter to all the leaves and flowers and a bow at the top.

Oh Holy Night

Oh Holy Night

Other Products: foam tape,

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: The card base measures 8 1/2 " by 6 1/2". Cut pattern papers from the candlelit Christmas collection and mat on the card base. Take another piece of pattern paper and make an oval cut in the center using the eyelet oval die. Cut the half doily using the starry night decorative die and adhere it on the back side of the oval, cut and layer it on the card using foam tape.

Stamp the images from the candlelit poinsettia cling stamp set and glow of Christmas cling stamp set using black archival ink. Color the stamped images with alcohol markers and cut them using the coordinating dies. Stamp the flowers from the Christmas poinsettia & holly cling stamp set with archival ink vermillion and color them using the same color. Stamp the leaves using memento ink Cottage Ivy and color them with Bamboo Leaves. Cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies and shape them using the 3D shaping mold.

Cut a few sentiment tags from the paper pad and assemble everything as shown in the image. Lastly dust the flowers and leaves with the crystal clear glitter powder.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Other Products: Glue, white cardstock, watercolor paper, Distress Ink Forest Moss, Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose, ColorBox ink Green, ColorBox Ink Red, double sided foam tape

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: You need a white card base 5 7/8" x 5 7/8". Choose the decorative paper from Candlelit Christmas Paper collection - you need paper with a frame 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Glue it on your card base.

Die cut a decorative oval from Eyelet Oval Die and glue in the middle of card using double sided foam tape. Stamp two holly garlands from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set using Forest Moss ink on the white cardstock. Die cut using matching die from Glow of Christmas Die, color using ColorBox Ink Green and ColorBox Ink Red. Glue the hollies along oval.

Flowers: Stamp flowers and leaves from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor paper- using Color Box Ink red and Color Box ink green. Then color using the same inks. Die cut using matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die. Use Christmas Poinsettia 3D Shaping Mold for shaping your flowers. Pierce the center of each flower, glue flowers together using hot glue and add stamens from Pastel Bead- Medium. Leave to dry.

Cut two pieces of paper 3 1/2" x 1" in navy paper from Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection and a bit smaller from white cardstock. Stamp inscription "Marry Christmas" from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock using Jet Black ink and glue them together. Adhere on the right side of the card. Add the flowers on oval as shown. Add some of Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear on the flowers.

Glowing Poinsettias

Glowing Poinsettias

Other Products: Smooth White Cardstock, Glitter Balls, Acetate Sheet, Heating Tool and Versamark Ink.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: The ready top-fold card from smooth white cardstock measures 7" by 7". Choose a 6" by 6" card panel from the designer paper collection and cut apart all the layers and add white cardstock between the layers adding dimensions using glue dots. To highlight the center image, cut 3 frames from white card stock using outer 2 dies from Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die Set. Stack all the die cut frames using an adhesive that dries clear, dab the stacked frame on versafine ink pad and sprinkle Tinsel heat embossing powder. Dust extras and heat set the frame and create a window around the focal image as shown. Layer the ready front panel on the ready cardstock using glue dots.

Stamp the Poinsettia leaves cluster from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set and Large Candlelit image from Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set with black archival on smooth white cardstock using black ink and color it using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Die-cut the image using its coordinating die and add an extra die-cut to add little strength.

Stamp a couple of Poinsettias using Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp Set using Geranium red archival ink and cut them using their coordinating dies. Color all the Poinsettias using Vermillion Red Archival Ink and shape them using its coordinating mold. Glue the petals to form beautiful Poinsettias and add golden glitter ball to the center using an adhesive that dries clear.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and add a sentiment from the paper collection and glitter the flowers using crystal-clear powder and edges using Frosting powder.

Inked Poinsettias

Inked Poinsettias

Other Products: White stamping card, 7" x 5" white tent fold card base, festive berries distress oxide ink, sun yellow pixie powder, clear embossing powder, early espresso, cherry cobbler, mossy meadow, granny apple green and soft suede ink, foam pads, versafine clair black ink, foam pads, hot glue

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Card size is 7" x 5". Cut a 6.75" x 4.75" piece of green script paper from the pad and adhere to the card base.

Cut a 6"x 4" piece of white stamping card. Tap some distress oxide ink onto a glass mat and spritz with water, pick up the ink from the glass mat onto the stamping card and sprinkle over pixie powder while the card is still wet, spritz again to spread the pixie powder and allow the card to dry.

Die cut the starry night strip die and use this as a stencil to create a border on both sides of the coloured card, using the festive berries ink and a dauber. Stamp the bauble cluster 4 times at different lengths onto the card using soft suede ink. Stamp the sentiment using versafine ink and cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Layer the coloured card onto a slightly larger piece of white card and adhere to the card base using foam pads.

Stamp 3 of the bauble clusters onto white card using the early espresso ink, cover with clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut and shape using the flower shaping tools, position onto the card using wet glue, removing the top of the shortest cluster.

Make the poinsettias: Stamp in Cherry Cobbler ink onto delux flowers shaping paper. Colour the flowers in Magenta Hue archival ink and die cut. Edge the petals with Cherry Cobbler ink so that the petals are shaded. Place face down into the shaping mold and spritz with water. Place the top on the mold and run through the die cutting machine and remove the shaped flowers. Place glue in the centre of the medium and large petals and layer together, place the smallest set of petals on top and allow to dry. Place a dot of dandelion yellow crystal drops in the centre of each flower and cover in Go ManGo prills, remove the excess prills and set aside to dry.

Make the leaves: Stamp the largest flower petals x 3 using Mossy Meadow ink and colour using the Granny Apply Green. Diecut and edge the leaves with Mossy Meadow. Place face down into the mold and spritz with water, place the top on the mold and run through the diecutting machine. Remove the leaves from the mold and allow to dry.

Position the leaves and poinsettias to the card using hot glue.

Lacey Poinsettia

Lacey Poinsettia

Other Products: White cardstock, Diecutting machine

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create a 4.5 x 6.5" card base. Cut out a piece of dark blue paper from the Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection, distress and adhere to the card base. Cut the Diamonds and Lace Die in white and adhere to the blue panel. Cut out the Lacy Diamond Die in light blue designer paper from the same paper collection, distress with Paris Dusk ink and adhere to the Diamonds and Lace Die. Cut out the Eyelet Diamond Die in White and the Diamond Basics Die in light blue designer paper and adhere them to the Lacy Diamond Die, as shown.

Stamp the poinsettias from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Lady Bug and sponge with same, cut out with coordinating dies, sculpt with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Add yellow prills and glitter.

Stamp the holly from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves, sponge with same and cut out with the corresponding dies and shape with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold.

Stamp the lantern from the Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black and color with Zig markers, cut out with corresponding dies.

Cut out the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere the lantern, sentiment and poinsettias as shown.

Christmas Window

Christmas Window

Other Products: White cardstock, Watercolor pencils

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: To see how I made this card, watch the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/1aEa4tw_8gI. Card base is 6" x 5". Use a 12"x 5" piece of cardstock for the base of the card. Fold in half.

Using the eyelet die HCD1-776, make an opening on the front of the card

Cover the card using the HCDP1-2104 Candlelit Christmas paper collection

Use the HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents die, HCPC-3883 Glow of Christmas Stamp Set and HCD1- Glow of Christmas Die to decorate the card.

Use the HCPC-3881 Poinsettia & Holly stamp, HCD1-7249 Poinsettia & Holly dies and the HCFB1-478 3D Poinsettia shaping mold to create beautiful flowers. Poinsettia Tutorial: https://youtu.be/g1ilhqwy37s.

Peony Brooch

Peony Brooch

Other Products: White cardstockGallery soft oil pastels 209, 210

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Stamp the Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set on foam paper with StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry and cut using the coordinating dies. Colour with Gallery soft oil pastels 209 and 210. You will need 2-3 petals for each flower to create flowers. Use an iron or heat gun to heat the petals and when they start to shrink, move them on the Molding Mat and press on the middle using shaping tool - using bigger one. Layer the petals together using the hot glue gun making sure to offset them. Use a paper piercer to make a hole in the middle and pull through the stamens. Add a little hot glue to the underside of the flower to adhere (watch tutorial). Sponge the petals with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Stamp the leaves using Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set on the white paper with StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, cut out with the coordinating die, shade use this same ink and shape. Shape leaves using Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.

Adhere the flowers and leaves together along with some stamens using a hot glue gun. Adhere a pin to the underside of the floral cluster to create brooch.

As Special as You Are

As Special as You Are

Other Products: White cardstock, embossing folder from Cuttlebug, foam sheet, Nuvo clear shimmer brush (or Wink of Stella-clear).

For more tips on creating with the Classic Petunia collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6". Cut white cardstock 12 x 6" then fold in half. Cut a piece of decorative paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" then glue it to the card base. Cut a strip of white cardstock 1 1/4" x 5 3/4", run it through the die cutting machine with an embossing folder. Cut 2 white Sweetheart Borders and 2 Festive Holiday Dies.

Stamp sentiment using Majestic Violet onto white cardstock then cut out with a circle die to fit. Cut 1 decorative paper circle for a mat a little larger than the sentiment and cut a circle foam sheet the same size. Stack the circles together and glue. Glue Sweetheart borders to the back side of the embossed strip then glue horizontally to card center. Glue Festive Holiday Die cuts to the back of the circle stack top and bottom so that ends just meet at the sides of circle. Glue circles with die cuts to the center of the strip on card.

Stamp leaves using Fern Green then sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet. Die cut and shape in the mold (see video). Stamp Petunias using Majestic Violet then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, pushing down hard in the center to give a good cup. Glue 2 blossoms plus a green base together for each flower then pierce the center of each flower and insert small yellow stamen then 1 medium beaded wire stamen, dab some glue in the stamen well and let dry before trimming off wire and threads from stamen. < /p>

Arrange leaves around the left side of the sentiment and then glue flowers onto the leaves around sentiment. Glitter all flowers, add random glitter to the card face. Brush shimmer from Nuvo shimmer brush or Wink of Stella on the leaves.

Comforting Poinsettias

Comforting Poinsettias

Other Products: Gauze, white paint, twine, glue, sequins, Oil Pastels

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

Instructions: I cut out the double 3'' x 4.5 '' tag using Ticket and Tags die set from the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. In the middle I decorated it with ready-made patterns from the collection and the border die Starry Night decorative die. At the back I stamp the words Season's Greetings from the Noel Sentiments stamp collection.

In front of the blue paper cut with a smaller tag, I added a decorative border cut from the Starry Night Decorative die. On Deluxe Flower shaping paper, I stamped the glow of ornament stamp from the Glow of Christmas stamp set, cut out with coordinating die and painted with Oil Pastel colors. I glue on a layer of gauze.

You'll need 2 poinsettias flowers. To create such flowers, stamp flowers on Art Foam with Archival Ink Jet Black ink, color with Oil Pastels and die cut with the dies from the collection. You will need 2 petals for each flower. Form with a hot iron. Make a hole in the middle and insert the gold stamens from HCS1-459-3 Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium. Add glue to each petal and bottom of the flower. The edges of the flowers are covered with white paint.

Stamp the twigs of holly using Archival Jet Black ink, cut with matching die and color with Bamboo Leaves green ink and form in 3d mold. I arranged a composition of flowers and leaves, added twine and a tag cut from the paper collections using the Albums Tags and Accents die. I decorated with sequins and white paint.

Ombre Poinsettias

Ombre Poinsettias

Other Products: Diamond stickles, Sheena Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool. Inks: Spectrum Noir Harmony inks: Grasshopper, Honey Pot, Midnight, Ranger Archival Saffron. Paper distressing tool.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: This completed card measures 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm). Taking the white card stock make a tent fold card measuring 6" x 6" / 15cm x 15cm. Find the printed-paper used from the Candlelit Christmas paper collection, cut the blue paper to 6.10" x 6.10" (15.5cm x 15.5cm) and the yellow paper to 5.70" x 5.70" (14.5cm x 14.5cm). Taking the paper distressing tool, distress all sides of both matting papers.

Taking a sheet of white card die cut the Starry night decorative die twice so you can make a circle. Also cut the border die twice. Die cut the sentiment band using the Album Tags and Accents die set. Cut the outer band from white card and the inner from the yellow printed-paper used in the matting. Using the Harmony inks and daubers bring the color to the doily and sentiment band as shown. Stamp the sentiment then construct the border band together. Adhere all to the card front using glue and the 3D foam dots.

To make the Poinsettia flowers and Holly leaves: Make enough for 5 flowers and 10 holly large leaf sets- Stamp the Candlelit Poinsettia's and Holly leaves in the Library Green ink onto the white stamping card. Bring the color onto the images using the daubers and Archival inks, Red Geranium, Leaf Green and Saffron. When the coloring is finished, die cut all then bring shape to the flowers and leaves by using the 3D flower mold. Use the flower shaping tools to bring further shape if needed. Stack three layers together and adhere together by using the hot glue gun. Apply clear drying glue to the petal points with a brush then dip into the glitter. Put aside to dry on the funnel tray. When dry, tap the flower on the side of the tray to eliminate any excess glitter. Apply clear drying glue to the poinsettia flower centers then pour the prills onto the flower. Taking a shaping tool press lightly on the prills, this will push the prills into the glue. Put aside to dry on the tray, when dry they are ready to use on your card. Adhere the flowers at each side of the sentiment banner in clusters. Three flowers on the left and two flowers on the right. Add the leaves where needed under the poinsettias.

Finish the card by applying stickles to the sentiment and stars on the boarder and doily. Add clusters of stickle dots at each end of the flower clusters to extend the cluster.

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BEVERLY
Beautiful, great inspirations.
Wednesday 17th of July 2019 06:20 AM
SARA ALFORD
Absolutely love everyone of the cards and tag in this email. My order will follow. Thank you for sharing such beautiful creations.
Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:36 AM
MARLA HAGER
Y’all just keep the hits coming, awesome. Love it
Wednesday 17th of July 2019 11:02 PM
LINDA CAMMALLERE
Your Designs are breathtaking,Thank you....
Thursday 18th of July 2019 01:22 PM
KENDELL
Thanks ever so much for sharing all these tutorials - they are really appreciated
Saturday 3rd of August 2019 09:42 AM