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How to Create Christmas Cards in 30 Minutes or less


Hi Friend,
How is your week going? Are you taking advantage of the summer days creating memories with family and snapping some photos, or are you taking some time to escape into your crafting haven to take some "me time" to relax and create something beautiful:)

Do you often times feel stuck in a creative rut, feeling completely overwhelmed with all the crafting supplies you have, but don't know where to start! I understand and can totally relate to that feeling....guess what, it happens to me quite frequently and I have many crafters that have told me the same....so if you find yourself "stuck"....you, my friend, are in for a treat on the blog today! 

Today we are bringing you never before seen inspiration from the ever so talented design team....Grab you favorite beverage  and be inspired....to create your next masterpiece of dimensional cards, layouts or altered projects:)

Online Class: Join Emma Lou LIVE in this class and follow her easy step by steps as she guides you through the steps of adding decorative papers using only one 12x12 paper pad along with decorative dies. Take the mystery out of decorating your album and discover how easy it is to decorative papers and embellishments to your Album, making assembly quick and stress free, all while allowing varying combinations and designs making your album as unique as you are. Get registered today, registration ends tomorrow!

I have taken many wonderful clasess from you! You are a very exciting teacher and your quality is always top notch! Thank you so much for everything you do for all of us! I will eagerly rewatch the class with complete wonder! Thank you so much! Linda M.

Loved the class. I have had the flip folds in my stash for sometime and was unsure how to use them. Now I know how, I am planning to do an album this weekend. Thank you so much for your quality products and terrific customer service! Cynthia B.

Have an amazing week, hugs, Emma Lou

Are you short on time and bound to a busy schedule but find yourself longing to show friends and loved ones how much you care through gifting them with special festive handmade greeting cards this holiday season! Avoid the stress and pressures of last minute creating as you follow Emma Lou’s simple steps outlined in this video assisting you in getting those Christmas cards created in 30 minutes or less!



Creative Inspiration of the Week

Magical Cardinal Scene

Magical Cardinal Scene
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy, TSMP701
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Express-O Yourself Prills, ANC829
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791

Other Products: White Cardstock, paper trimmer, heat embossing tool, diecutting machine

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Cut white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" to create card base. Cut A2 size card front from the Festive Holly paper. Using from the Cut Mat Create 1A die, diecut the center rectangle from card front. Layer the outer border directly onto the card base. Use dimensional adhesive to attach center rectangle onto the card. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection and sponge edges with Lipstick Red ink. Attach onto card. 

Stamp the holly corner from HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the poinsettias from the HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh stamp set in Lipstick Red onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images as follows. Use the Lipstick Red on the poinsettias and holly berries. Use the New Sprout and Cottage Ivy on the holly leaves. Shape poinsettias, holly berries and leaves. Attach onto card as pictured. 

Use Dries Clear glue to add prills to the center of poinsettia. Use the same glue along with Crystal glitter to create snowy effect on cardinals, poinsettia, holly berries, leaves and edges of sentiment. Use a sponge to dab some Dries Clear glue randomly onto card as desired and sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set. This finishes it off with a sparkly snowy look.

Created by: Emma Lou Beechy

Print Project

Festive Christmas Scene

Festive Christmas Scene
Products Used
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3749
Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3750
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die, HCD1-7107
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry, NU667
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146

Other Products: Black, Leaf Green, Library Green, Plum, Magenta Hue and Carnation Red Archival Inks, Mowed Lawn ink, Foam tapes, Smooth White Cardstock, Sore board and Die cutting machine

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection here

Instructions: The ready side fold card measures 6 1/2" by 7 1/2". Create and layer a piece of smooth white cardstock 1/2" smaller than the card base. Choose a pattern paper from the designer collection 1/8" smaller than white cardstock, die cut one edge with Fleur Border Basics Die. Mat it on dark green pattern paper and adhere to card base. Cut a circle from designer paper using Spellbinders Classic Circle Die and frame it with a white frame created by nesting 2 outer circle dies from the same set. Glitter the frame with Crystal Clear powder and glossy accent. Die cut Decorative Arch Die from white cardstock twice and adhere around the circle window.  

Images from Festive Holly and Cardinal Stamp set are stamped with black archival ink  on white cardstock and colored using Zig markers. The images are then die cut using its coordinating die, Festive Holly Cardinals Die. The Holly lamp is cut from the pattern paper itself using its coordinating die. The snow man is stamped with black archival and painted using various shades of Zig Clean Color Markers and then die cut using its coordinating die. Stamp a few Poinsettias from Celebrate the Season Stamp Set and Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set using Magenta Hue, Carnation Red, and Library Green inks, and die cut using their coordinating dies. Color poinsettias with Carnation Red and Magenta Hue Archival Ink, and leaves in Leaf Green. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add seed beads in the center and sprinkle some Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder using an adhesive that dries clear. A seam binding ribbon is painted using distress ink, Mowed Lawn, tied in a bow to add an extra accent to the card. Add blue stamen in center of bow.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Blue Poinsettias Gate

Blue Poinsettias Gate
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792

Other Products: White cardstock, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Foam squares and strips, Black Staz-on, Bristol cardstock

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 6" x 12" and score and crease along the long side at 6" to make a 6" x 6" card. Cut a piece of green patterned paper 6" x 6" sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves and adhere to the front of the card.

To make the fence, stamp the gate image from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp in Teal Zeal and die cut using the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the front of the card with foam strips. Stamp the grass twice using the stamp from the HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents cling stamp in Northern Pine and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting with the coordinating die. Adhere to the base of the fence with with Dries Clear glue. Stamp the wagon wheel and the holly berry centerpiece image from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp set using Staz-on Black ink onto Bristol cardstock. Colour the images with the Zig Clear Brush markers and die cut with coordinating dies. Adhere the wagon wheel onto the gate with foam squares. Add some shine to the berries with the 3D Crystal Lacquer. Shape the holly berry centerpiece using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the front of the gate with foam squares on the holly berry centerpiece for dimension. 

To make the small poinsettias, stamp the images from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents stamp set with Teal Zeal ink. Sponge the images with Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ink using the Store and Stack daubers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble as shown.  Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue. Adhere to the front of the wagon wheel as shown.

Cut the sentiment from the papers and sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves. Adhere to the top of the card using foam squares, and add a ribbon bow.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

Festive Treat Box

Festive Treat Box
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Cut Mat Create 1B Die, HCD2-750
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Cut File, Red Card Stock, White Card Stock, Archival Watering Can Ink Pad, Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks, Red Glitter Paper, Foam Dots, Versamark, Red Tinsel Embossing Powder, Stampendous Shaved Ice and die cutting machine.

Instructions: Start by cutting the box using the cut file from Red cardstock according to directions and for the decorative panels use paper from the Festive Holly Paper Collection. Die cut Decorative Arch from red glitter paper.

The Festive Holly images were stamped on white card stock with Watering Can Ink and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks and finally dusted with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder. 

The Sleigh Bells and Poinsettia images were stamped on white card stock with Watering Can Ink and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks and finally shaping the flowers with the Flower Shaping tool. The sentiment was stamped on white card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder and accented with Shaved Ice and then die cut with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.


Print Project

Christmas Blessings Tag

Christmas Blessings Tag
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Embossing Powder - Gold, 359760
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Classic Wedding Bells Die, HCD1-7143
Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3789
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146

Other Products: Red Pearl Metallic Cardstock, Champagne Pearl Metallic Cardstock, White Cardstock, SU Real Red cardstock, Red Jute, SU Gumball Green Ink Pad, SU Real Red Marker, VersaMark, Gold Metallic Ink Pad, Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Dimensionals

Learn how to shape the Sparking Poinsettias here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1INCr0klRIQ

For tips on how to cut intricate dies check out this tutorial.

Instructions: Cut Champagne Pearl Cardstock 7” x 4 1/8” and cut the top corners at an angle to create a tag. Cut red mat 3 7/8” x 6 7/8” and angle the corners. Use 4” x 6” panel from the paper pad and trim to 3 7/8” x 6” and angle the corners. Using Fleur Border Basics die, diecut the designer panel as shown to reveal the red mat and create a pocket. Ink the edges with Gumball Green ink and adhere to the red mat. 

Die cut the Festive Holiday ornate die and adhere to designer paper and red mat leaving the pocket opening. Using Dries Clear Adhesive adhere all to the tag base. Punch a hole in the top and add red jute. Stamp the Classic Wedding Bells on Champagne cardstock with VersaMark ink, heat emboss with gold embossing powder and die cut with the matching die. Trim off excess pieces from bells as shown. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp the Festive Holly images on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and cut using the matching dies. Color the leaves with Gumball Green ink using Stack and Store Daubers and color the berries with Real Red Marker and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp the Sparkling Poinsettias on red cardstock, die cut with the matching die, shape and adhere together. Use the Heart of Gold Prills for the flower centers. Spray the holly, bells, and poinsettia with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and let dry. Diecut the tags from the Festive Holly paper pad and also from champagne cardstock using the Luggage and a Tags Die. Adhere together and ink the edges using Gumball Green ink and Gold Metallic ink. Add red jute to the tags and place them in the pocket.  

Adhere the Holly, Bells and the Poinsettia to the tag with dimensional adhesive as shown. Make a multi loop bow with the red jute and adhere it to the top of the bells. Die cut the Christmas Blessings tag from the paper pad using Luggage and Tags Die, ink the edges with Metallic Gold ink and adhere with dimensionals.  

Created by: Janet Saieva

Print Project

Delicate Holly Easel

Delicate Holly Easel
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3681
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791

Other Products: Glass beads, Half pearls, ribbon, 3-M foam tape, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, White card stock, pale gold card stock,  Copic Markers: YG61,YG63, G21, Y21,Y32,YR24, E50, E51, E21, Y15, Y35, Y38

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Card size is 5 X 7". Start by folding a piece of 8 1/2 X 11" white card stock in half and then place the Holly Frame on the fold so that it hangs over about 1/4". The part that hangs over the fold will keep both pieces together as one piece. Fold the top half of the card in half and score well, fold in toward the card. Cut another white Holly Frame and glue the bottom half of it to the half (of the card base) which is folded down. This forms the hinged easel part of the easel card. Cut a piece of designer paper (I used the pale gold side of one piece) to 5 1/5 X 3 1/2" and use it as a base to decorate. 

Stamp Poinsettias in Lady Bug ink(I also did one in black ink) and die cut. Sponge color with Stack and Store Daubers using Memento Rose Bud and New Sprout ink. Stamp Holly and berries from Festive Holly and Cardinals and the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle in Black ink onto white cardstock, diecut with coordinating dies. Color using Daubers and New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, and Lady Bug Red inks (I colored my candle with Copics). Shape flowers as shown in video and glue together as shown, creating a large poinsettia and one small poinsettia. Shape other pieces as desired. Add Dries Clear Glue to center of flowers and add Glass Beads (I actually dyed my clear beads using a YG03 Copic refill). 

Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white linen, the Decorative Medallion base from pale gold card stock. Use Dries Clear glue and Rajini's Crystal Clear glitter on petals of poinsettias, Holly and Berries, and Candle flame. Build the card face starting with the Decorative Medallion pieces, the candle next, then the Holly and berries, and finally the Poinsettia. Finish the card by gluing the front to the card base top, tuck some sheer ribbon in among the Poinsettia and add pale gold pearls to the top corners. 

Now start on the inside. Cut another piece of designer paper to match the top, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2", cut one of the wonderful Christmas verses from the decorative paper using a Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and modify as needed (I moved the die up after the first cut and cut again taking more off the bottom). You will need to pop this "Square" up as it will be the "stop" for the easel. Decorate with pieces of Holly and a Cardinal (I sponged color on using the point of the stacking daubers). Add 2 large pale gold pearls to the bottom and 4 small to the popped sentiment panel.

Created by: Robin Clendenning

Print Project

Festive Holly Greetings

Festive Holly Greetings
Products Used
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, red ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, 1/8" Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Standard Large, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, Tuscan Red, Black, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Sand, Jasmine

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Watch this tutorial on how to create Christmas cards in 30 minutes or less here

Instructions: Card measures 6 3/16" square. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 6 3/16" x 6 3/16" twice, score one at 1/4" on one side, add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from Festive Holly Paper Collection, die cut center with largest die from Standard Circles Large Die and ink outside edges with Bamboo Leaves. Cut white cardstock to fit behind window, secure on back and stamp with sentiment as pictured using black ink. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. 

Stamp centerpiece from Holly Berry Jingle Set and holly from Festive Holly & Cardinals Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps, then die cut with matching dies from Holly Berry Jingle Die and Festive Holly & Cardinals Die Sets. Add to card as pictured using small pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape. Apply Clear Wink of Stella to images as desired to highlight. 

Make 3-loop bow with red ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls.

Created by: Kathleen Roney

Print Project

Festive Pocket

Festive Pocket
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts A - Black, HCFP1-433-1
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Dimensional adhesive, scissors, heat tool, Distress inks, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needle, Frosted Amber, Iced Pruce, Vintage Photo, Black Archival Black, Pine Needles, Silver embossing powder, Embossing Versafine Ink

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Its a tall card that measures 7" x 4". Score and cut a white card stock at 7" X 8" and score at 4" to form the card base. Cut a black card stock which measures 1/8" less than the card base. Cut another piece of coordinating paper from the Festive Holly Paper collection which measures 1/8" less than the black card stock. For the last layer cut another piece from the paper collection which measures 2" less. Score one of the Inserts from the Pocket and Flipfold Inserts A - Black and adhere to the top of the all layers. This will form the pocket for the card.

Die cut a piece from the Festive Holiday Die from a white card stock and lay it beneath the pocket created. Stamp and die cut the wheel using archival black ink from the festive holiday Die from a water color paper and color it with coordinating distress inks. Stamp and die Holly Berry Jingle die using black archival ink and water color using distress inks. Stamp and cut several piece of Festive Holly cardinal die using Archival ink and color the same with distress ink.

Once all images are colors and shaped, assemble all the stamped images on the pocket formed. Add some snow using the frosted powder and heat set it. To finish the card fussy cut a tag and tie a ribbon for the pocket which carries the Christmas wish.

Created by: Piyanki Biswas

Print Project

Christmas Prayers

Christmas Prayers
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3751
Snow Kissed Paper Collection, HCDP1-269
Krystallos Shard Glass, 901
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Archival Inks-Leaf Green, Library Green, Rangers crackle paint, Zig Real Brush pens--Pale green, Dark Green, Red, Pale Pink, Sharpie White pen, Versamark embossing ink, Glitter embossing powder from Rangers, White cardstock, foam tape

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Watch this tutorial on how to create Christmas cards in 30 minutes or less here

Instructions: The Finished card measures 8" x 8". To make the base, Cut a white card stock 8" x 8". Cut another piece 8" x 8 1/2" and score at 1/2" on the 8" side. Fold and attach the two pieces together. Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Celebrate the season paper stack and choose a design with the snowman. Cut it at 7 3/4" x 7 3/4". Adhere to the card front using clear glue. Apply embossing ink over the snowflakes stamps and stamp on the background. Apply glitter embossing powder and heat set.

Cut a Christmas A2 panel from the Festive Holly paper stack. Mat it on a white cardstock 1/4" bigger in size and round off the edges with scissors. Adhere to the left side as shown. Cut two medallion dies and adhere one die cut behind the A2 panel and one on the top right of the card.

Stamp images from the Festive Holly cardinal cling stamp. Colour with Zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Shape a little on the flower shaping tool kit. Adhere on the base of the A2 panel. Use the other images on the top right. Add white dots using sharpie on some of the berries. Stamp leaves from the Sparkling Poinsettia set in Library Green ink on white cardstock. Shade with Leaf Green using Stack and Store Daubers and die cut with coordinating die. Apply some crackle paint and sprinkle Shard Glass. 

Apply some crackle paint near the snow man and apply shard glass to give the effect of snow. Highlight the berries and fruits with white sharpie pen.

Created by: Anita Kejriwal

Print Project

Festive Cardinals

Festive Cardinals
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Gold Inka Gold, 901
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter, 741
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Standard Circles Small, Red and White Cardstock, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, String of Pearls, Dimensional Tape, Hot Glue Gun

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: My card base measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2", finished overall dimensions 6 1/4 X 6 1/2". Make card base and set aside. Cut a piece of the paper collection and using a sponge with adhesive on the end, blot over the paper and then sprinkle with glitter. Using the same sponge with more adhesive apply more onto the paper and then use the Crystal Clear to add more interest. Set aside to dry. Once dry glue to the card base. 

Next cut an image from the paper using the circle die and mount it onto a larger circle of red cardstock. Next I cut a Lacey Circle out of white cardstock and mounted the image piece onto that. Using the hot glue gun, glue down the string of pearls around the edge of the image circle. Next glue this whole piece to the top right hand corner of the card. At this point, I decided I wanted a bit of sparkle to the round image and went back in and added some glue and Crystal Clear. 

Die cut one of the tickets on the paper collection using the Luggage and Tags Die adhere dimensional tape to mount to the card front. Next cut a medallion from white cardstock and glue it to the bottom of the card front. Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink the image and color using the Dove Blender Pen and Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint. I added glitter just to make it more festive. Once it is dry use dimensional tape and glue over the medallion.

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Holly Mini Album

Holly Mini Album
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146

Other Products: Ebosser, Martha Stewart scoreboard, white cardstock, magnet, red twine, pearls rhinestones & adhesive

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instruction: Take a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of white cardstock & score at 7". Take another piece of 4 1/2" x 10 1/2" cardstock & score at 1/2", 7 1/2" & 8". Glue the 1/2" tabs to make the cover of the album. Attach the magnets to the overlapping flaps. Diecut cover flap using Decorative Arch outline die. Cut another designer paper using same die to fit onto flap. Choose designer paper from Festive Holly paper collection to cover album as shown. Diecut Decorative Arch from red cardstock and adhere to coordinating panel using Dries Clear Glue. Add pearl adhesives as shown.

Take 4 pieces of 4 1/4" x 11" white cardstock & score them at 5 1/2" to make the pages of the album. Attach the pages to the album using red twine wrapped around the spine of the album. Decorate the pages with papers from Festive Holly Paper Collection as desired. Die cut 10 Decorative Arches from white cardstock and and use them to make the tabs for the pages. Die cut borders from white cardstock using Delicate Border Basic Dies and Classic Border Dies and adhere onto designer paper pieces to make the pockets for the pages. To create pockets only add adhesive on three sides.

Choose tags from designer paper, fussy cut and tuck them in the pockets of album. I hid the red twine knot on the spine by gluing a rhinestone on it.

Created by: Nupur Priya

Print Project

Festive Holiday Layout

Festive Holiday Layout
Products Used
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Cardstock- white and green, CTMH Ink- Chocolate, Liquid Pearls- Gold, Paintbrush, Beads, Pearls, Stickles- Ice Coffee, Chameleon Pens (1702 pencil, RD5, NU3, YG3, RD4), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Gold Creative Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares, DODZ Adhesive Dots, E-Z Runner Grand), Edge Distresser

Instructions: To view a close up view of this layout click here. The holly border patterned paper is your background. Cut a strip of the dark green patterned paper that is 7 x 12". Find and cut both of the green patterned borders and adhere to each side of the dark green patterned paper. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut a piece of the burgundy patterned paper that is 5 1/2" x 9", distress the edges and adhere to the middle of the layout using 3D foam squares. 

I matted my photo in white, dark green and white cardstock. I added gold photo corners to the photo. Die cut 2 decorative pieces from white cardstock and adhere to each side of your matted photo. Adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares. 

Stamp and die cut 2 of the straps with bells, and then 1 set of the bells themselves. I added colour using Chameleon pens and then with a paintbrush and gold Liquid Pearls I added shimmer to the bells and rings. I cut the straps in half and added them to the top of the layout using 3D foam squares. 

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the Sparkling Poinsettias. I added colour using Chameleon pens. Shape and assemble the flowers. Using Crystal Lacquer I added beads to the middle of the flowers. Let dry. I added Stickles to the tips of all of the petals. Let dry. Adhere to the layout. Stamp and die cut 2 of the small holly clusters in black ink onto white cardstock. I added colouring using the dark green pencil first, and then added colour using Chameleon pens. I added Crystal Lacquer to all of the holly berries. Let dry. Shape the holly leaves and add to either side of the large poinsettia. Add pearls to the medallions on either side of your matted photo.

Created by: Tracy McLennon

Print Project

Lighted Holiday Home

Lighted Holiday Home
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11, GBKK811B1
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Morocco, TSMP201
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Gray board, Flower stamen, wooden blocks, 3Dtape, Glue gun, 3D schnee soft, versafine black, heat tool, Wooden Dowels different sizes, Little string lights, Gesso, Brush, Tiny Treasures boots and dog, Homemade texture paste, stencil, cardstock for hinges, tape, distress ink Vintage photo, Pipe Cleaners, stickles silver, Window die S2078 Spellbinders, Wooden beads and buttons, String of pearls, Glossy Accent, Green tree, White tree, metal ornaments, Green Moss Construction Strips, Hot Glue, Red Ribbon

Instructions: To view a close up of this home click here. Cut out gray board the following sizes: Back 8 x 8 1/2", side 8 x 8 1/2", side 8 x 8 1/2", front 5 x 8", floor bottom 9 x 9", floor inside 8 x 5", stairs (use pattern listed on my blog), and strips of 1/2". Connect the side panels to the back & front panel with construction strips (1 x 8 1/2" ). For the small side panel I cut out a opening that is 4 3/4 x 4", in the back panel I cut out 2 windows of 1 3/4 x 2 1/4". In the right side panel there is another window in this size. Mark on the inside of the for panels a line of 5" high, put construction strips on them and then you connect the whole house together. On the construction strips you can glue the inside bottom.

Now glue the whole house on the bottom plate, cut out the stairs (see pattern on my blog) and make strips of 1/2 x 2 1/2" and lay them on top and front of the stairs, for the stair rail I put some strips on the sides and then on top I put 2 small dowels, you can decide how long and high you want to make it. 

On top of the porch I glued 1 thicker dowel and on top 9 smaller ones. I also made a door 3 x 5" and some panels on the front and the small side. Now you can paint the whole house with Gesso, 2 layers. Allow to dry. Using a stencil add a stones effect on the outside & inside of the wall with a stencil and some texture paste, let dry.

Diecut 6 windows on white cardstock. Trim off the top part on 3 of them and cut clear cardstock, adhere to the back of these 3 windows. Add some glue and sprinkle with Frosting Powder around the windows as shown and heat set. Adhere these windows on the inside of the project the other 3 windows are going on the outside adding Frosting Powder to those as well. Distress building using Vintage Photo distress ink and water. Now you can add your lights where you want them and I put some green pipe cleaners around the house and stair rail. 

Diecut two Arch Medallions from white cardstock and two Arch Medallion Outline from Clear cardstock, adhere together using Dries Clear Glue. Adhere to porch to appear as a railing. Die cut Lamp Post from designer paper using coordinating die along porch railing. Stamp holly images in black ink and die cut. Color using Stack and Store Daubers and the following inks: New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, and Lady Bug Red. Shape the stamped images using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Sponge Dries clear glue onto stamped images as desired and sprinkle with Frosting Powder, heat set. 

Finally decorate the house with everything at your own taste. I made tiny wreaths using pipe cleaners, adding red ribbon bows and trimmed the green tree using string pearls. I also found some tiny treasures, like the dog and the boots. Visit my blog for more information.

Created by: Els Schutte

Print Project

Festive Holly Medallions

Festive Holly Medallions
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791

Other Products: Cardstock, archival ink-black, glossy accent, Zig Clear Color Real Brush Marker using 020 red, 053 yellow green, 048 emerald green, 090-gray, 902 Natural Gray, 050 Yellow, Elizabeth Craft Designs clear double side adhesive 6”x6”, Elizabeth craft designs Silk microfine glitter-leaf green, Versafine ink

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

For tips on intricate diecutting click here

Instructions: Cardstock size is 5” x 14”. Score and fold at 7", final size is 5” x 7”(top fold). Stamp Small Holly Cluster in Versamark ink and sprinkle enchanted gold embossing powder over entire card front, creating the background. 

Diecut two Decorative Medallion Die outline with Elizabeth Craft Designs adhesive sheet and then sprinkle the silk microfine glitter, leaf green. Diecut two Decorative medallions on white cardstock and adhere the using designer dries clear adhesive. 

Stamp the lamp with black archival ink on the cardstock and colour  with Zig Clear Color Real Brush Marker using 090-gray, 902 Natural Gray, 050 Yellow and then use glossy accent and sprinkle with glitter. Stamp leaves and bird with black archival ink and colour them with Zig Clear Color Real Brush Marker using 020 red, 053 yellow green, 048 emerald green and use glossy accent at some place and sprinkle Rajni’s Crystal Clear. Diecut the sentiment from the Festive Holly Paper Collection using luggage and tags die. 

Arrange all on card as shown using foam dots where desired to create dimension.

Created by: Shalini Pahwa

Print Project

Festive Lantern

Festive Lantern
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Designer Dries White Adhesive , 159951
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Finnabair Mechanicals; Kaisercraft MDF Lantern; Fairy Lights to mount inside the lantern. Distress Inks ink Peeled Paint and Aged Mahogany; Deco Art Chalk Paint and Wax; small metal bells; glue gloss. 

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PufXslTDQhs

Instructions: To view a close up photo of this lantern click here. Cover two top pieces of lantern with paper prior to assembly, will make it much easier. Just place down on paper in collection and trace, cut out with scissors and adhere to top as shown. Place light battery box on inside of the roof of lanter allowing the fairy lights to dangle down, set it so you have access to change the batteries. Assemble the MDF lantern and paint with Deco Art Chalk Paint; when dry, go over edges and desired Area with the Deco Art Wax. 

In meantime stamp and cut all your embellishments. Cut 4 sets of Sparkling Poinsettia with leaves; cut 20 sets of mini poinsettia stamp and cut a set of mittens; wreath; stamp and die cut the Sleigh Bells image from Holly Jingle set; cut out festive holly 4 times. Stamp and Color all images using Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint. Place pollens in center of poinsettias. Assemble Sleigh Bells by placing bells on stamped bell image and build holly and poinsettia around on either side of lantern edges as shown.

Place all larger Sparkling poinsettias on top of lantern and build the bottom area by beginning with the long vine image from Celebrate the season. Adhere this to the long window areas of lantern and place poinsettias on top as shown. Place wreath and mittens on door of lantern. Detail all stamped images with frosting powder and or crystal clear. Adhere to lantern as you desire until you have achieved the look you want. Last step is to create look like snow by using Dries White and Crystal clear. Place so it hangs over top edge, on frame of windows and base.

Created by: Karan Gerber

Print Project

Holiday Gate

Holiday Gate
Products Used
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: White card stock Stepper card, Colouring pencils, Die cutting Machine, Tacky Glue, 3d foam pads, Rangers Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, Heat Tool 

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Take your Stepper card and draw around it onto chosen paper from HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection. Use scissors and glue this onto the card with Tacky Glue. 

Stamp all elements with Memento Ink-Rich Cocoa and colour with your chosen medium and diecut. Add dimension to the gate by adding 3D foam pads underneath. 

Add your stamped images onto your card as shown. Find sentiment from Festive Holly Paper Collection cut, mat in white cardstock. Use a paint brush to add Rangers Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy over card as desired to resemble snow and apply Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder. Finally heat set.

Created by: Sandra Carey

Print Project

Holiday Cardinals

Holiday Cardinals
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Designer Dries White Adhesive , 159951
Fantastix Blending Tool, 247027
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791

Other Products: Memento Dye Ink Pad - Love Letters; Art Glitter BK122 Mantis Glitter Mix; Ranger Stickles - Yellow

Instructions: Create an A2 card base out of white cardstock. Next cut an A2 card front from the Festive Holly Paper Collection and then die cut the center image using the coordinating Cut Mat Create 1A Die. Sponge the outer edge of the A2 card front with Olive Grove Memento Ink and then adhere to the card base with pop dots. Next adhere the die cut rectangle directly to the card base with Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut the sentiment from the design paper and sponge edges with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink and adhere to card with pop dots as shown. 

On White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the holly leaves image from the Festive Holly and Cardinals Stamp Set, stamp the small poinsettias from the Ornate Sleight Stamp Set and stamp the large poinsettia blossoms from the Celebrate the Season Stamp Set and die cut all with their coordinating dies. Using Stack and Store Daubers, Fantastix and the Dove Blender Pen as needed, color the poinsettias and berries with Love Letters and Lady Bug Memento Inks and the leaves with New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Inks. Shape the poinsettias and holly branches with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tools. Layer the poinsettia blossoms as shown and cut apart the holly leaves as needed and adhere to card front as shown with Dries Clear Adhesive and pop dots. With Dries Clear Adhesive add Heart of Gold Prills to the center of the poinsettia blossoms and add Mantis Glitter to the leaves. Using Dries White Glue add Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter to the poinsettias, leaves and design paper to create snow, as desired. Add Yellow Stickles to the beaks on the cardinal images on the design paper.

Created by: Candy Slabaugh

Print Project

Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas Poinsettia
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Tombow Dual Brush Marker N00 Blender, 282873
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White, NU651
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792

Other Products: White and Red Card Stock, Darice Embossing Folders, Spellbinder Fancy Tags Framed 2,Color Box Cranberry ink, PrismaColor Pencils 944;1090;912;915;924;923;1028

Watch this video https://youtu.be/1INCr0klRIQ to learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Watch this tutorial on how to create Christmas cards in 30 minutes or less here

Instructions: Prepare a white card base at 5 x 7" and layer a piece of red cardstock 1/4" smaller on top. Cut another piece of white card stock 1/4 inch smaller and place the Border Basic dies in the center or close to it, run it through the die cut machine. Place each piece in an embossing folder and emboss. Place one at the top and one at the bottom as shown. In the section that is left open put some of the White Crystal Drops and set aside to dry. Stamp the Poinsettia on red card stock with black ink. Die cut, shape and add the Frosting Powder on the petals. Stamp the other images on white card stock, color with the pencils and diecut. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with Lipstick Red ink, use the spellbinders die and die cut the sentiment and background (Red) tag out. Use 3D Foam Dots and adhere the sentiment, and lower image on the card. Adhere the other leaves and flowers on the card. To finish add Crystal Clear to the leaves and flower. Lastly, add the Yellow Crystal Drops in the center of the flower, allow to dry.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Poinsettia Tag Box

Poinsettia Tag Box
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die, HCD1-7108
Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die, HCD1-7109
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Used: Zig clean colour real brush: 046, 043, 098, 260, 024, Coffee Archival ink, Diamond Stickles, Bone folder, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Green organza ribbon, Misti, Crop-a-dial, Dove puffy paint-white

Click HERE to see the video on making the poinsettias

Instructions: The finished size of this tag box 4 1/4" x 3" (10.5 cm x 7 cm)

 Taking the red design paper, gift box and the tag die, first make the box base. Die cut 2x the tag. Taking the design paper with the red swirls, make a tag a little smaller than the die. 

Stamp the images for the Poinsettias and the background shapes from the Berry Jingle sets in Coffee Archival Ink onto white paper, Diecut. Trim away the birds and discard. Colour and bring shape to the poinsettias using Zig real brush and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add puffy paint and glitter as desired and heat set puffy paint. 

Adhere the two twig pieces from the bird image to the tag, leaving space so they will show above the flowers when placed. Adhere the other image on top. Adhere poinsettias with the hot glue gun to the tag. Adhere this smaller tag to the red tag then to the gift box base. Taking the crop-a-dile, make 2 holes next to each other so the ribbon can be threaded through them and make the bow  with long trailing ends.

Created by: Susan Smit

Print Project

Christmas Stationary Box

Christmas Stationary Box
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 31510
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Cut Mat Create 1B Die, HCD2-750
Cut Mat Create 2A Die, HCD2-751
Cut Mat Create 2B Die, HCD2-752
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Cut'N'Boss Machine Teresa Collins Edition, 105637
Paper Pack of 10 - Black, HCPP1-438-1
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die, HCD1-7108
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Stack and Store Daubers Bundle-5 Packs of 6, HCDA1-449-bundle
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Paper trimmer, gold embossing powder, bells, and Versamark Ink, Stampin' Up Real Red and Garden Green cardstock, Chameleon Pens Cool Gray, Grass Green, Bark, Crimson Red, Warm Sunset. Ribbon, twine, and small red charms

Watch this tutorial to see how to create Christmas poinsettias here

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Box Base: Score the 12 inches by 12 inches piece of black cardstock at 5 inches and 7 inches. Turn paper 90 degrees and score at 3 inches and 9 inches in the other direction. Cut sides to score lines. Fold these cut pieces into the center and glue down for extra support. This makes the base of the card box. Cut 1 3/4 inches off each side of the top panels only. Socre the bottom two panels at 1 inch and 11 inches. Score both short sides and one of the long sides of the 8 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches piece of cardstock at 1 1/4 inches. Trim the corners and apply glue to scored sections. Fold up the top of the card box and attach this piece of the box to form a holder for the cards. Score the 5 1/2 inches by 2 inches and the 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches pieces of cardstock at 1/2 inch and 1 inch from each end. Apply glue along the score lines of the outer sections and to one of the inner sections of these pieces. Attach the pockets to the front of the card holder. Cover the base of the box with Festive Holly Paper cutting each piece 1/8 inch smaller than the box size section. Measure the area to be covered because score lines and glue may result in smaller variations of the size of patterned paper needed. 

Box Cover: Score the 10 1/8 inches x 6 1/8 inches piece of cardstock at 2 inches on all sides. Cut the vertical score line up to the horizontal score line and trim the corners. Fold the ends up to form the lid and glue in place.Glue two 6 inches x 1 3/4 inches and 2 inches x 1 3/4 inches pieces of Festive Holly Paper to the box cover and make one sparkling poinsettia by stamping image with Versamark and use gold embossing powder on Stampin' Up Real Red cardstock. Stamp two leaves with Versamark and use gold embossing powder. Shape flower and leaves according to directions on instructional video. Using glue apply prills in the center of flower. Apply flower with glue to the center front of the box cover.

Cards: Cut out three small cards from the Festive Holly paper. Cut out a medallion using Stampin' Up Real Red cardstock. Glue as indicated in picture to form a small pocket to fit small gift cards. Die cut three tags from the Festive Holly paper and decorate with ribbon, twine, bell and red charms. Cut out two small tags from the Festive Holly paper and mount on card stock 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch larger than the small tag. Glue in place. Add ribbon, twine, charms to the top of the two cards.Cut three 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches images from the Festive Holly cardstock. Glue to 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches cardstock and embellish the card fronts with one poinsettia that is stamp and die cut with Stampin' Up real read cardstock and gold embossing ink. Stamp, color and die cut one holly twig and attach under the poinsettia on one of the card fronts. On a second card front die cut two leaves and two poinsettias that have been stamped with gold embossing ink. Add prills to the center of the flowers. On the third card add an image and add greeting with a small green bow.

Created by: Pamela Korte

Print Project

Stunning White Florals

Stunning White Florals
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3696
Italiana Grapevines Die, HCD1-772
Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection, HCDP1-274
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3786
Large Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7140
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144

Other Products: White pearlised cardstock, 3D foam tape, Foamiran, purple pigment ink, floral stamens, hot glue gun, floral stamens, liquid glass, self-adhesive mini gems, miniature angel

Watch this tutorial for tips in diecutting intricate dies here

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" using white pearlised paper card base. Select the designer paper from the Wildwood Cottage Paper and cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". Die cut one Straight Edge Decorative Medallion from white pearlised paper and one Medallion Arch. Die cut another Medallion Arch outline from Wildwood Cottage Paper. Adhere using foam dots.

To make the white flowers, stamp the flowers from the Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set into white foamiran with black permanent waterproof ink and die cutting with the coordinating die. Use iron or heat gun to shape flower using your fingers. Add floral white stamens. Sponge the petals with clear quick drying liquid glue, sprinkle Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.To create leaf stamp Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set with green alcohol ink into white paper and cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges of the stamped leaf’s to create natural shadow using Bamboo Leaves ink.

Decorate the Decorative Medallion Die cuts with Self-adhesive mini gems and arrange the flowers and leaves over the Medallions. Adhere using hot glue gun, add angel and finish with Liquid glass to create dew drops.

Created by: Ewelina Panka

Print Project

Woodland Christmas Home

Woodland Christmas Home
Products Used
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7139
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791

Other Products: Neenah White Cardstock, Westcott Brand Trimmer/Scissors, Stamens (red), Scrapiniec Christmas Tree, GSL House, Stickles (yellow), Globecraft Enamel Gel (green), flwoer pollens

Watch tutorial in the link to see how to shape the rose http://bit.ly/2rhcYif

Instructions: Take your Festive Holly patterned paper using your craft knife cut and cover the various pieces of the masonite house. Adhere using your designer dries clear adhesive. Once complete you will fussy cut the poinsettia, cardinal, deer images from the Festive Holly paper collection which you will use for decorating the house. I added a sentiment tag from paper collection inside as well. 

Stamp the Classic Petunias in Tuxedo ink onto red designer paper from paper collection. Diecut with coordinating die and shape using your deluxe flower shaping kit, creating a cup. You will use 3 of the same size cuts from the  and 1 medium cuts for each of the full flowers. Color using your copic R35 then R37 followed by R39 to add depth. The center will be colored using Y19. Glue together staggered and add flower pollens. 

Adhere pieces as shown, I added a tree as well. Finally add yellow stickles to the stars.

Created by: Monica Edwards

Print Project

Magical Season

Magical Season
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Bright Ideas Prills - 12 Pack, ANC852
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Desert Sand, TSMP804
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole, 71058
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Products: Pumpkin cardstock, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Pomegranate R00, R11, R20, R22, R24, R56, YG11, YG61 - Leaves YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91, Berries R20, R22, R24, R27, R58, opaque white ink - Cinnamon Stick E00, E11, E13, E15, E19, E08), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer, double sided tape, mounting adhesive, glue gun, Gemstone Embossing Folder, flower stamens, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection https://youtu.be/bDfKmxrqYjI.

Instructions: Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card using heavy white cardstock. Cut and adhere pumpkin cardstock base layer cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches using double sided tape for extra strength. Select the yellow designer paper from the Festive Holly Paper Collection. Cut at 5 x 5 inches. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the Gemstone Embossing Folder and emboss the designer paper. Sponge edges with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Apply Clear Crackle Paste to the edges and sides of the designer paper and sprinkle with Frosting Powder. Heat set until it turns white. Adhere designer layer to the card. 

Die cut the Festive Holiday decorative die from pumpkin cardstock and adhere it to the upper part of the card as shown. Stamp the pomegranate using the Holly Berry Jingle Stamp Set. I used Olive Grove ink on X-Press It cardstock. The image was colored with the following marker combos-Pomegranate-R00, R11, R20, R22, R24, R56, YG11, YG61-Leaves-YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91, Berries-R20, R22, R24, R27, R58, opaque white ink-Cinnamon Stick-E00, E11, E13, E15, E19, E08.  Die cut with the coordinating die. Apply Clear crackle Paint and sprinkle with the frosting powder. Heat set. Die cut 4 pomegranate images from dark green cardstock from your stash. Adhere them together with your focal image. This will allow extra strength to the image.  

Stamp the poinsettia flowers from the Sparkling Poinsettia stamp set on white and green cardstock with Desert Sand Ink. I selected this ink so I could have an invisible line and could use it for the two different colored flowers. I used the largest petal for my green leaves. Cut the petals using the Sparkling Poinsettia Die Set. Sponge with Berrylicious and Guacamole Chalk Ink. Lightly spritz the petals with a water mini mister and shape the petals with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere the layers and apply the Crackle Paint, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set. 

Apply the focal image with dimensional dots and adhere the poinsettia's with a glue gun to finish your festive Holiday card. 

Created by: Marie Gamber

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Comments



MARION MATTHEWS
These were all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:22 AM
BEVERLY LUEDEKE
So beautiful. I can't wait to try some of these ideas!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:23 AM
CAROL LAMSON
I first saw your products at the "somuchfun" event in Syracuse, NY. I fell in love when I saw your products. Now I enjoy your emails to get inspiration. I bought the dogwood stamp and die set along with the flower shaping kit and have made several flowers ahead for my creations. Thank you Heart Felt Creations. I love your products. They are just........... WOW!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:24 AM
HEATHER
All these cards are gorgeous and better than store bought however , I am guessing here that one would need to take out a second mortgage to be able to afford all the stamps etc. to even finish a few of these.. Just not in my realm of possibilities.
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:58 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Heather, We have a collection called the "Limited Edition" . All items in this category are "While supplies last" and are often discounted. The nice thing is we have an addition every month of a special stamp/die combo, so it is definitely a collection to keep an eye on. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:07 AM
EARLINE DEVITO
I got so many ideas for beautiful cards. I am beginning to make my Christmas cards and will use some of these new ideas . Thank you.
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:59 AM
ROSEMARY RICHCREEK
These are all gorgeous! Lots of time was spent on the 3D ones, especially the "lighted home". I can see myself doing that one if I had time to block out everything and just focus on that! I've seen more ways to use some of the dies I have, thank you for that. You always inspire me!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:34 AM
BARBARA BOSO -ROACH
Each idea is beautiful, creative, and looks like so much FUN to bring to life! I am inspired to start my Christmas cards! Thank- you for bringing such fine quality products for us to use! See you in Cincinnati at Stampaway in August!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:46 AM
DIAN JONES
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing and giving us inspiration. I always look forward to Wednesday when your design team shares what they have created,
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 10:57 AM
KAY MATSON
I just bought the Festive Holly pad, die & stamp and I was looking for ideas on how to use them and you did NOT disappoint! I am so excited to make my Christmas cards using my new toys, thanks so much.
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 11:55 AM
DIANE
FABULOUS - FABULOUS art work and so INSPIRATIONAL ! Thanks to all for these wonderful ideas !
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 12:01 PM
FRAN BOSSE
WOW!! These are gorgeous!! Just love all your collections!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 01:55 PM
CINDY
EVERYTHING!!! Most, most impressive! What talent! Just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing instructions.
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:19 PM
MARTIE ROLLIN
I've seen some wonderful projects on your weekly blog. LOVE Robin's lovely candle card...really caught my creative eyes! I am so enjoying Christmas in July!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:17 PM