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Creative New Inspiration + a Classic Rose Sneak Peek

Wednesday August 31, 2016
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Hi Friend,
How are you doing today, my friend?  How are you spending the last day in August.....are you taking time to create something beautiful today? How about getting started on those Christmas cards, and get a head start this year. If you feel stuck and want some ideas to get you started, you are in the perfect spot! Each Wednesday we bring you completely new inspiration that allows you to jump start your creativity and inspire you to create something beautiful! If you missed out on the video we shared last week on how to create Christmas cards in 30 minutes or less, watch it here: https://youtu.be/Wu5Z81llDWE  .

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Happy Creating! Emma Lou

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Snowy Hills Snowman

Snowy Hills Snowman

Other Products: White card, Dotty Embossing folder, Acetate, Snowflake Paste, Peeled Paint Distress ink, glitter glue, Promarkers (Ivory, Tan, Cinnamon) Spectrum Noir Markers (IG3, OR1 and True Black), 3D Foam pads, 3D glue, Spellbinders Lacey Oval and Oval dies

Instructions: Fold a piece of acetate in half. (I used an A4 size with white dots on it.) Tear several pieces of white card and emboss with a dotty embossing folder. Arrange the card to look like snowy hills and adhere to the card with glue and 3D foam pads. I did this on all sides to cover the glue marks as you can see them through the acetate. Stamp and die cut the trees and snowmen. Use the snowflake paste on the trees and sprinkle glitter over it. Using glitter glue, glitter the snowmen. Colour the snowmen with the Dover blender pen and the Teal Zeal ink. Colour the boots of the snowman with marker pens. (I used Promarkers - Ivory, Tan and Cinnamon.) Colour the nose with Spectrum Noir OR1 and the buttons with True Black. Shade the snowman with a grey I used IG3. Stamp, die cut and glitter the snowflakes. Die cut the lacey ovals die and colour with Teal Zeal ink. Die cut the oval die and adhere to the lacey oval die cut. Adhere to the inner of the card. Adhere the trees, snowmen and snowflakes to the card and your project is complete.

Snowmen Fun In The Snow

Snowmen Fun In The Snow

Other Products: White card stock, kraft corrugated paper, white gesso, foam tape, blue embossing powder, Versamark Embossing pad, distress ink-peeled paint

Instructions: Prepare the card base from White card stock measuring 12" x 7.5". Score at 6" mark on the long side and fold. Add a mat layer with Corrugated paper a little smaller than card base. Apply white gesso on top and let it dry.

Stamp out the spruce tree image with Versamark Embossing ink and apply white embossing powder. Heat set it. Apply Peeled paint Distress ink and cut it out with Spruce tree die. Cut out the bigger snow flakes with the snow flakes die. Apply glue and sprinkle glitter. Stamp some snow flakes with embossing ink and apply blue embossing powder. Heat set and cut out with coordinating die. Cut out the card front design with the snowman from the paper pad. Cut out the sitting snow man with the coordinating die. Tear strips of paper and add to the base creating layers of snow. Apply prills with glue and sprinkle some glitter. Add the snow man card front and sitting snow man. Adhere the trees and snow flakes with foam tape. Add the sentiment from paper pad.

Snowman And Trees Bendi Fold Card

Snowman And Trees Bendi Fold Card

Other Products: Ranger distress ink: Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, Derwent watercolour pencils: Delft blue, Deep cadmium, Crimson lake, Silver grey, Sap green, Flower soft: Ivory, Do crafts fine glitter: Iridescent, satin binding

Instructions: Cut and fold a 6" square card base. Cut two strips of white cardstock, 2.5" x 5.5", and 1 3/4" x 5.5". Score and fold a half inch flap on one end of each and cut a tab into the opposite end. Adhere to the inside of the card base using the flaps, with the wider strip on the left and the other on the right. Cut a 5 3/4" square of blue background paper and adhere to the card base. Cut a second lighter panel 5.5" and adhere over the top. Cut strips of the same dark blue paper to fit the the front of the two strips leaving a small border. Adhere in place. Close the left hand flap over the card so that it is curved. Measure where the tab is and use a craft knife to cut a slit for it through the card base. Repeat for the right side strip, with the slit going into the right hand strip. The tabs can be adhered in place on the back of the strips if desired, or allowed to open for a hidden message.

Stamp and die cut 2 large trees, 3 medium, and 3 small using green ink. Shape the branches with a stylus. For one medium and one small, layer a second tree over the top, which is folded in the middle to create a three dimensional effect. Randomly apply glue over the branches and apply flower soft to resemble snow. Cut two sentiment tags and adhere among the large trees. Adhere the trees to each of the card layers as shown. Stamp the snowman image and colour with watercolour pencils. Blend the pencil with a water brush to create different shades from the one pencil. Die cut and shape with a stylus. Adhere using foam dots to the lower front flap of the card. Apply glue with a fine tip to the white areas of the snowman and apply fine glitter over the top. Stamp snowflakes in blue ink and die cut. Apply some with foam dots and others directly to the card base as shown. Add glitter to the fine details of the snowflakes. Add glitter to the spots in the background paper. Apply flower soft across the base of the trees and snowman. Tie satin binding around the left side of the left side strip.

Skating Snowman And Trees

Skating Snowman And Trees

Other Products: White Card Stock, Prima Ink English Ivy and Faded Jean Blue, Spectrum Noir Watercolor pencils: Chrome Orange, Anthracite, Fossil Gray and Claret

Instructions: Cut out the base for the card in dark blue designer paper 6" x 6". Cut out decorative 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" panel from card stock. Cut out the second one and cut the rolling hills out. Mount on the panel with foam tape. Stamp and cut out the snowman. Color in with the water color pencils. Stamp with the green ink the trees and cut out with the coordinating dies. Add glitter to the snowman and the trees using the dries clear glue and let dry. Cut out the corner dies from the light blue designer paper. Glue down on each of the top corners of the card. Using varying heights of foam dots apply the trees and the snowman to the card as shown. Cut out the sentiment from the card stock and ink the edges. Attach to the front of the card as shown. Mount the card on a plain 6" x 6" white card stock base to finish it up .

Snowman Window And Skates

Snowman Window And Skates

Other Products: Black Archival ink , Zig Clean Clear Brush Pens O30, 031, 033, 034, 060, 061 and 065, Smooth white cardstock, Clear glitter

Instructions: Create a side fold card base measuring 5" by 7 1/2" using smooth white cardstock. Layer a pattern paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection. Cut another top base measuring 4" by 6" and layer it with dark maroon paper from the same collection. Mat a scene from the same collection between 2 Botanic Window cutouts and dust little glitter using the designer adhesive that dries clear. Spruce trees are stamped with library green archival ink and then cut with its matching die. Dust glitter using the designer adhesive that dries white to create a look of snow. The wreath, Snowman and Christmas Skates are painted using Zig Clean Clear brush pens. Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown.

Skating Frosty Window Scene

Skating Frosty Window Scene

Other Products: Spectrum Noir JG1; Chameleon OR3 and RD5, Recollections 110lb White Card Stock

Instructions: Prepare your card base at 5" x 7", layer a piece of Snow Kissed paper on top at 1/8 of an inch smaller. Cut a piece of white card stock 4" x 5 1/2", and layer another piece of the Snow Kissed paper on top 1/8 smaller. Stamp the Frolicking Frosty on that piece and set aside. Cut the Botanic Window out and adhere on top of the stamped image. Stamp the image again, color, cut the Frost out and using the Double Dots, place on top of the other one. Stamp the flakes, cut out, use Double Dots and adhere to card. Add glitter to finish the card.

Winter Scene With Pine Cones

Winter Scene With Pine Cones

Other Products: White and dark green cardstock, Distress Vintage Photo ink, Dew Drop platinum Planet ink, Frantage' Shabby white embossing powder, heat tool of choice, distressing tool, brown & white bakers twine, white rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, Gesso, stiff paint brush, Creative Embellishments wood pinecones, pop-dots, glue

Instructions: Make a 5" X 8 1/2" card base, 10" X 8 1/2" white cardstock, score at 5" and fold. Cut a 4 1/2" X 8 1/8" sleigh ride scene from the paper pad, as pictured. Cut a 4 3/4" X 8 1/4" mat of dark green cardstock. Distress edges of sleigh ride piece and sponge edges with vintage photo. Sprinkle embossing powder over sleigh ride scene only and heat set from back to simulate snowfall. Wrap two strands of twine around top of image and glue in place on back side. Glue image to green mat and then to card base. Make a bow with twine with several loops and glue in place in left corner.

Stamp each snowflake set five times with platinum ink and cut with matching dies. Stack snowflakes with a pop-dot, add a rhinestone to each center, and touch tips with Stickles. Using Gesso and brush, wipe most of gesso off and wipe across cones. Attach cones in place over bow, using glue and pop-dots. Arrange and glue flakes in place as pictured. Cut a 1" X 5 1/2" strip of white cardstock. Dove tail cut ends and sponge vintage photo around edges. Score each end at 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" and fold to make banner. Cut a sentiment from paper pad, dove tail the ends and glue to top of banner. Glue banner to bottom left to finish your card.

Snow Kissed Advent Calendar

Snow Kissed Advent Calendar

Other Products: White card stock, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, SVG Attic Advent Calendar Cut File, scissors, Aleene's Glitter Snow, black card stock, Ranger Distress Markers - Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Glitter Ritz, 3D pop dots, VersaFine Black Ink, Silhouette Design Store Design ID#70864, paint brush

Instructions: Using electronic die cutting machine, white card stock and instructions that accompany SVG File purchase, cut all base pieces and assemble using a strong paper glue. Choose papers from designer paper collection to use for the various pieces of cut file. Locate the river scene as shown to use as backing in the shadow box portion of the calendar. Cut decorative boxes using designer paper and assemble. Fussy cut greenery image from the top of paper that was used for the center river scene image panel. Adhere to inside top corner of shadow box as shown using pop dots for dimension. Fussy cut decorative baubles from paper collection and adhere to calendar as shown. Using your electronic die cutting machine and black card stock, cut numbers and Christmas phrase. Adhere to advent calendar using dries clear glue and fine metal tip. Stamp snowman image onto white card stock and color using distress markers. Fussy cut and adhere to advent calendar as shown using pop dots. Using a paint brush adhere snow all across bottom of advent calendar as well as around the greenery portion of the calendar. Apply Glitter Ritz and allow to dry. Using your Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and fine metal tip, apply glitter to areas in river scene you wish to have sparkle. Advent calendar measures approximately 12" x 12".

Waving Snowman And Snowflakes

Waving Snowman And Snowflakes

Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Typhoon, Coordinations Merry; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat gun, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Yellow Ochre, Mineral Orange, Indanthrone Blue, Indigo Blue, Black, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Metallic Silver

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base.

Stamp waving snowman image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Color snowman completely on one image and cut with matching die. On second image, color ornaments and outside edges of snowman. Trim image down to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Add die cut snowman over snowman on image using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Merry cardstock 3 11/16" x 4 11/16" and Typhoon cardstock 3 7/8" x 4 7/8". Glue mats and image together and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp various snowflakes with Nautical Blue and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Color some of the areas on the snowflakes with Nautical Blue Ink using the Dove Blender Pen. Die cut snowflakes with their matching dies. Add snowflakes as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Diamond Stickles to ornament tops and "snow" as desired.

Snowflake Mini Tag Album And Box

Snowflake Mini Tag Album And Box

Other Products: Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Colorbox Petalpoint Chalk Inkpad, Prismacolor Pencils (PC901, PC918), Odorless Mineral Spirits, embossing tool, liquid pearls, flocking powder, floss

Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create the gift box.

Instructions: Gift Box - Stamp the large tag from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set in light and dark blue twice on pattern paper and die cut them using the matching die. Die cut two white tags and add the stamped image over the white one for reinforcement. Die cut the gift box from the Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die in white. Assemble the gift box and add a tag to the front and one to the back. Add a sentiment strip to the front of the gift box as well as some greenery and a large white bow.

Tag Album - Heat emboss in white each of the large snowflakes twice on dark blue cardstock. Layer a smaller one using pop dots. Die cut 4 large tags. These will hold your pictures. Print your pictures and trim to size to fit the tag. embellish each tag using scraps of pattern paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection and the embossed snowflakes. Die cut four tags out of the pre-printed pattern paper. I used only one sheet of pattern paper for this whole mini tag album. Embellish each tag using pre-printed sentiments, greenery die cuts and the embossed snowflakes. For one of these tags, stamp and die cut the smaller snowman from the Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set. Color with Prismacolors, add flocking powder to the body and highlight some areas with glitter. Adhere a photo tag with an embellished tag and add some floss on the top of the tag to tie it in together.

Snowflake Card And Tag Gift Box

Snowflake Card And Tag Gift Box

Other Products: Navy card stock, Curious Cryogen metallic card stock, ATG, Pearls, Gem, Copic B00 and N1

Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create the gift box.

Instructions: For the card, begin with a 5.5" x 5.5" navy blue card base. Using the outer snowflake die from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag set, center the die onto your card front and then run through your die cut machine only half way. Trim your card stock above and below the snowflake. Trim a piece of snowflake paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection to fit on the left side of your card front; temporarily attach and then tape the outer snowflake die down to this panel. Remove the panel and run it through your die cut machine then mount to the card front. Die cut two of the large snowflakes from Cryogen metallic card stock. Using Designer Dries Clear  Adhesive, attach a snowflake to the front and to the inside of the card. Add some pearls and a gem to the outer snowflake and card front. Create another small snowflake paper panel to fit the inside of the card front following the same instructions as above. Find the paper panel with the snowman in the lower right, trim to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and adhere to the inside of the card. Trim out the sentiment, back with navy card stock and mount to card. Stamp an assortment of snowflakes with Memento Danube Blue ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Attach to the card with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Using Memento Danube Blue ink, stamp and die cut the tag from Cryogen metallic paper. Add some color with Copic B00 and N1. Die cut two Gift Boxes from navy card stock and assemble. Add snowflake paper panels to each box; a sentiment ticket and snowflakes. Add a 1" strip of navy card stock inside the edge of one of the boxes to create a tab for the second box to slide over.

Elegant White Poinsettias

Elegant White Poinsettias

Other Products: Spellbinders Nestabilities "Majestic Labels twenty-five", Stickles "Star Dust", glass beads, ColorBox stamp pad "Silver", Recollections Bling, Sheer ribbon, light blue and white card stock, Copic marker G21 Lime Green

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Cut a piece of light blue card stock 8" x 7" and fold it in half to make the card base.

Die cut 2 of the half shaped lacy, romantic accent from the Raindrops on Roses Die from the white card stock

and 2 of the nested shapes from the Spellbinders dies. Cut the bigger from the designer paper, I used a piece of dark blue so it would stand out and I cut the smaller of the two from white card stock. Layer these pieces over the card base.

Stamp with the silver stamp pad enough Poinsettias to make 4 sets of flowers and leaves. Color the leaves with the Lime Green Copic marker and die cut them. Put them together, stickle them and set them aside to dry.

Die cut one of the smaller solid pieces from the Spellbinders die set and use it on the inside of the card and stamp or hand write your sentiment.

Now, layer the flowers on the card, and add the bling. Hand cut one of the pre printed sentiments from the paper collection and center it on the card. Adhere the sheer ribbon bow on the top of card...and you're done.

Pine Cone Winter Wishes

Pine Cone Winter Wishes

Other Products: Spellbinders Grand Circles, Grand Decorative Circles One; Bazzill Cardstock; Tonic Studios Mirror Card Pack - Metallic Satin; May Arts Ribbon; Spruce Willis Prills; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Cranberry Pearls - Self Adhesive; ColorBox Chalk Ink - Mint; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter - Wildwood

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" side folding card base out of Bazzill Cardstock. Next take a 6" x 6" card front cut from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection and die cut out the center image using the smallest die from the Spellbinders Grand Circles Die. Wrap ribbon around the center of the card front before adhering to the card base. Adhere bow to the right side of card. Sponge edges of circles with Mint Chalk Ink and add Crystal Glitter and Wildwood Glitter to bird on design paper. Matte the image on Gold Metallic Satin Paper that has been die cut with the next bigger size of the Spellbinders Grand Circles and then matte that onto burgundy design paper that has been die cut with the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One.

To create pine cones use brown design paper from the Coffee Talk Paper Collection die cut using the foliage die. Cut the foliage in half and weave several together to create pine cones. Add Crystal Glitter to the tips of the pine cones using Dries White Adhesive and the Metal Glue Tip. To create pine boughs use light green and dark green design paper from the Snow Kissed Paper die cut using the other foliage die. Sponge the light green foliage with Olive Pastel Chalk Ink. Cut foliage in half and shape lightly using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add Crystal Glitter to the tips of the foliage using Dries White Adhesive and the Metal Glue Tip. Adhere pine cones and pine boughs as shown. With Dries Clear Adhesive add Spruce Willis Prills and Berry Nice Prills (from the Rock N' Rolls Prills Set) to card. Adhere sentiment using pop dots. Adhere Cranberry Pearl to left corner.

Snowflake Diamond Popout Card

Snowflake Diamond Popout Card

Other Products: White Card Stock, Green Card Stock, Glitter Paper, Versamark, White Detail Embossing Powder, Distress Markers (Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain), Bling from my stash and die cutting machine

Instructions: This card, when closed measures 6" x 7". To make this card you will need a piece of White card stock that measures 12" x 7". Place the card stock on your scoring board and score at the 3" and 9" marks. Flip your card stock over and make a small mark on the top and bottom of the card stock in the middle at the 6" mark. Now you will need to score starting at the top Left corner down to the bottom 6" mark. Repeat from the bottom left corner up to the top 6" mark. Repeat this for the right side and your completed card base should look like this. For the designer paper simply do this a second time and use the pieces as templates to cut paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection slightly smaller. Along the top I placed a ribbon sentiment strip from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection which was the perfect addition. The center of the card was decorated with the relief cut from the the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die cut from Glitter paper and layered with a pre-made image from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection. The snowflakes from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set was stamped on both White and Green cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder and cut with the matching die before attaching them as shown. The Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set was stamped on White Card Stock using Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die and colored with Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress markers.

Snowflake Medallion And Layers

Snowflake Medallion And Layers

Other Products: Ink- ColorBox (Storm, Sailboat), Glitter Button, 3D Foam Tape, Hot Glue, Cardstock- White, Circle Punch- 1.75"

Instructions: I inked the edges of all of my patterned papers and cardstock in grey ink. My card base is 6" x 6". Cut 2 squares from the light green patterned paper that are 1.5". Cut these in half diagonally and adhere to the 4 corners of your card front. Cut a piece of the navy patterned paper that is 5.75" x 5.75", and adhere to the middle of your card. Cut a piece of the striped patterned paper that is 1.25" x 6", and adhere to the middle of the card front. Cut a piece of the navy border strip that is 6" long and adhere on top of the striped patterned paper.

Cut 1 large snowflake out of white cardstock. Instead of using that, I used the negative image left behind. Cut an even square around that image (approx. 4.25" x 4.25"). Cut a piece of the light green patterned paper that is the same size as your snowflake square. Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 4.75" x 4.75". Adhere the green patterned paper to the middle of the larger piece of white cardstock. Adhere the negative image piece of cardstock right over the green patterned paper using 3D foam tape.

Using a circle punch, cut out one of the circles from the navy patterned paper. Adhere that to the middle of the negative snowflake using 2 layers of 3D foam tape. Stamp and cut out the larger snowflake using navy ink, and adhere to the middle of your card. Add the glitter button to the middle. Adhere this whole thing to the middle of the card front.

I added a small journal block inside the card to write your holiday sentiments.

Snowflake And Chickadee Z Fold Card

Snowflake And Chickadee Z Fold Card

Other Products: Spellbinders Standard circles Small, White and Blue Cardstock, Magnets, Pearl Trim, Faded Jeans Distress Ink, hot glue

Instructions: My card is 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" folded and 5 1/2" X 11" opened up. Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2" X 11" and fold in half. Fold the front of the card in half back toward the fold of the card forming a Z. Next cut a piece of cardstock 1" X 11" and fold like you did the base card. Now decide which of the pretty paper you want to use on the panels of your card. At this point decide where you would like your magnets to be to hold the card closed. I used two sets on my card, one on the front fold and one on the band and the back part of the card. Glue down magnets and cover the card and the band with some of the paper. I cut out a pretty snowflake in white and put blue behind it to make it pop. I adhered this to the band using Double Dots. I fussy cut the little bird and glued him to the snowflake and then added the flower center to add a bit of bling to the snowflake. Next I glued down the band and then I added a pearl trim down the front of the card. I also used the snowman die and cut a snowman out of the paper collection. Next stamp the sentiment and the card is ready to go.

Winter Sleigh Ride Scene

Winter Sleigh Ride Scene

Other Products: White 120 lb. card stock, green card stock, Xpress It Blending Card Stock, Copic Alcohol ink Markers: R20, R22, R24, R56, C5, E40, E42, E44, E46, RV91, RV95, Y11, B000, B00, and B41, Stickles, double sided tape, paper trimmer, die and embossing machine, painters tape, Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad and dauber

Instructions: Create a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" top fold card base. Cut a base layer from green card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4". Select the scenic mat paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection with the boughs and ornaments. Trim the designer paper to 5" x 3 3/4". Adhere the layers with double sided tape.

Stamp the sleigh design on X-Press it or any Copic compatible paper. The 2.5" x 3.5" die from Cut Mat Create 1B was placed over the image and the edges taped to the die. The image was colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - R20, R22, R24, R56, C5, E40, E42, E44, E46, RV91, RV95, Y11, B000, B00, and B41. Weathered Wood Distress Ink was lightly sponged over the top of the die to give a border. Die cut the image with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Cut a mat out of green card stock to fit the die cut image and pop it up with dimensional foam dots.

Add some Stickles to give a look of the sunset reflecting on the trees, roof and snowy bank.

Sleigh Ride Window Scene

Sleigh Ride Window Scene

Other Products: Canson Watercolor Paper, White Cardstock, White Seam Binding, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Dimensional Tape, Pink Embossing Powder, Scor-Tape

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: My card is 5 1/2" X 5 1/2". Make card base and then chose a piece of the paper collection to cover. In my case, I chose a piece that was 6" X 6" and then cut it down to fit. I also fussy cut the center of the card and used Guacamole ink to color the edges. I added some dimensional tape between the cut out window and the clear cardstock to give it a bit of dimension. Next I used tape to adhere the clear cardstock to the back of this window and then I cut out another image from the paper collection to go behind the clear cardstock. I used Distress Ink to color my seam binding to match my flowers and once dry I added it to the window piece. I then taped the window piece to the front of my card.

Stamp, emboss, cut out, color and shape the flowers. I added prills to the centers of the poinsettias and dyed my seam binding to match. Cut a little tag from the paper collection and back it with a piece of white cardstock. I used dimensional tape to pop it up just a bit. Now decide where you want the flowers and glue them down and your card is ready.

Blooming Tag Gift Box

Blooming Tag Gift Box

Other Products: Water Color Cardstock, Ranger Distress Markers, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, White Pearls, Silk Ribbon, Water Brush, Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create DIY treat boxes. Watch this video https://youtu.be/JFrj2XialLs to see how to shape the Birds and Bloom flowers.

Instructions: Stamp tags from Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag stamp set with Versamark and gold embossing powder onto water color cardstock. Heat set with embossing heat gun. Color tags with distress markers and water brush.

Die cut gift box with Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die set from water color cardstock, color with distress markers and water brush. Adhere tags to gift box base.

Stamp flowers and leaves with Birds and Blooms stamp set, die cut with coordinating Birds and Blooms die set and Leafy Branch die set. Color flowers and leaves with distress markers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Adhere flowers and leaves to gift box as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with pearls. Tie a bow with silk ribbon to close gift box.

Golden Tag Gift Boxes

Golden Tag Gift Boxes

Other Products: Ranger: Heat gun, Watercolor brush, Barn door and ripe persimmon distress inks; Versa-mark, Crop-a-dial, White Seam binding ribbon, Pink and green colored crystal embellishments

Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create DIY treat boxes.

Instructions: Note: All the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. This project when completed measures 7.8 cm x 1.7 cm. Stamp and die cut the tag and the box x 2 for each gift tag. Stamp and die cut also snowflakes, snowman and the leaf boarder. Adhere the box together and the tag to both sides of the box.

For the Snow man gift tag, color the snowman. Apply glitter to the snowman, snow flakes and leaf border. Adhere the snowflake to the top of the tag. Using the crop-a-dial, make holes for the ribbon. Arrange and adhere the snowman and snowflakes to the bottom of the tag. Last, thread the ribbon through the holes and add the colored crystal embellishment.

For the snowflake gift tag, using the crop-a-dial, make two holes for the ribbon in the top of the tag. Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow. Above the bow adhere a snowflake and a colored crystal embellishment. Adhere along the tag panel on both sides of the tag, the leaf border, 2 layers snowflakes then the colored embellishment.

Festive Poinsettia Window

Festive Poinsettia Window

Other Products: White Cardstock, Fingertip sponges, Paper Trimmer, Diecutting Machine

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Start with cutting white cardstock to 11" x 4 1/4" size, score and fold at 5 1/2". Stamp HCPC-3684 Sparkling Poinsettia Notes Set in ColorBox Berrylicious ink onto scrap paper 1x and then onto front of card base. Diecut Botanic opening from center of card front. Lightly sponge outer edges of card base with Berrylicious ink. Stamp sleigh image from HCPC-3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Set in Memento Teal Zeal onto scrap paper 1x and then onto inside of card, right behind front opening. Diecut Botanic centerpiece from white cardstock and lightly sponge around the edges with Berrylicious ink. Diecut Botanic Orchid frame from 6" x 6" panel in the Snow Kissed paper collection, and sponge over diecut piece with Teal Zeal ink. Attach frame right around the edge of opening on front of card. Cut a piece of clear cardstock to 4" x 5" size and use dimensional adhesive to attach right behind window on inside of card. Attach Botanic center piece through front opening right onto the clear cardstock.

Stamp Merry Christmas from HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Set in Berrylicious ink onto white cardstock and diecut with small arrow from HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Stamp 2 small poinsettia/leaf set from HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Set and 1 medium/leaf set from HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Diecut 2 of each of the small filler spray & sprigs from HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die from white cardstock. Use Fantastix Blending tool to color poinsettias with Berrylicious, shading a little darker in the center of petals. Use Memento Cantaloupe in the poinsettia centers. Use Fantastix along with Teal Zeal on leaves. Sponge edges of filler sprays with Teal Zeal and sprigs with Berrylicious ink. Lightly sponge edges of small arrow with Berrylicious ink. Shape poinsettia and leaves. Attach arrow, sprigs, sprays, poinsettias and leaves onto card as shown. Use Dries Clear Glue to add sparkle of Crystal glitter over card as desired.

Silent Night Poinsettia Tag

Silent Night Poinsettia Tag

Other Products: Distress Ink peeled paint, ecoline turquoise, green, sewing machine, jeans thread, white acrylic paint, snow and pearls, mists, glitter, ribbon, twine

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Tag is in the size 9 x 15 cm. First, I prepared with thick paper template tag with a decorative tip. Then I cut two tags one smaller second larger from Snow Kissed Paper Collection. Papers were sewed together on the sewing machine and then glued to the tag of thick paper. The edges were distressed with distress ink peeled paint.

From the same collection of paper I cut out decorative pattern, which is the central part of the tag. I bounced off a tree image from Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set. I cut it out with Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die. I cut the flowers and leaves of poinsettia using punches and dies Celebrate the Season.

All elements were painted with Ecoline color turquoise and green and then distressed, then fastened to the 3D foams.

At the end, I touched tag gently with white acrylic paint and sprinkled with glitter, snow and decorated beads in the fluid.

Plum And Teal Wonderful Christmas

Plum And Teal Wonderful Christmas

Other Products: Kraft & White cardstock; Diamond Stickles (Ranger); ribbon, 3d foam squares

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

Instructions: Finished Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". To create this card, cut the Kraft cardstock into a base for the card 4 1/4" x 11". Fold at 5 1/2". Cut a card panel and a sentiment panel from the paper collection. Layer the sentiment panel on the card panel using 3d foam squares.

Stamp the poinsettia image onto white cardstock using plum ink. I created just one small poinsettia. Stamp the leaf images onto some teal patterned paper using teal ink. Die cut the poinsettia and leaves with the matching dies. Using the flower shaping kit to shape the poinsettia.

Tie the ribbon into place as shown. Add the poinsettia flower with leaves in the bottom left corner as shown. To complete the card, add the diamond stickles glitter on the poinsettia flower center.

Poinsettias And Grapes Window Scene

Poinsettias And Grapes Window Scene

Other Products: Spellbinders Decorative Flower Box Die, Fairy Dust; Glue Gloss Pen; Faded Jeans distress ink; Seedless Preserves Distress Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Xpress It Foam Adhesive; White Cardstock, clear embossing ink; Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Card Base is 6" x 6" from paper collection with a 5.25" x 5.25" cut in blue paper from collection. Place window die on top of image in collection and trace around. Fussy cut out and apply glue gloss and glitter. Cut window die out on white card stock, fold box of window and adhere together, attach to card base. Cut out large snowflake from snow kissed die on white card, cut apart and adhere to top corners on card as shown. Stamp and heat emboss three sets of mini grapes. Stamp and cut three the leaf cluster from Italiana grapevine with peeled paint and colour. Mold using molding mat and attach to front of window box, and set the other two on either side of box as shown. Stamp and cut out 5 sets of the mini poinsettia and colour with seedless preserves. Color leaves with peeled paint. From Italiana Grape Clusters stamp two sets of the cluster vine with embossing ink, heat emboss with gold, cut apart and use as detail through clusters on window box. Assemble grapes, vines and poinsettias as shown. Apply glue gloss to leaves and flowers and sprinkle fairy dust. Attach sentiment as shown and complete your card.

White Sun Kissed Cluster

White Sun Kissed Cluster

Other Products: Color Box Green

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsIOVMXjIQ to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Instructions: Prepare a card base at 5" x 7". Cut a piece of Winking Frog Paper at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Cut a piece of white card stock 1 1/2" x 6", use the Border Essential die on both sides, wrap around the Winking Frog piece then adhere to the card base. Cut the 2A die out of white card stock also and adhere on top after cutting it into. Stamp the flowers, color, cut out, shade, shape and adhere to card. To finish add glitter and Prills.

Silver Poinsettia Multi Fold Card

Silver Poinsettia Multi Fold Card

Other Products: White card, silver card, Distressed embossing folder, Spellbinders Ovals, Wow Metallic embossing powder, stickles

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

Instructions: To make base of card cut 2 pieces of white card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2",  silver card 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and white card 5" x 5" layer all up all except one of the white 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

For the Belly band cut white card 11" by 2 3/4" and score each end at 2 3/4", then cut 2 silver 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" then cut white card 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and run through an embossing folder. Place your belly band round base of card.

For up the top with silver card 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" then white 2 1/4" x 5" and emboss the white, adhere the remainder white 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card to the base to cover up back.

Stamp poinsettia onto white card heat emboss with silver. When cool cut out with matching die. Use Flower shaping tool and mold flowers and off set them when layering up. Make thin fish tails and adhere to top with Poinsettia. Add stickles to flower for a frosty look. Cut an oval with the Spellbinders die and stamp your Christmas sentiment and adhere to inside of card.

PAULETTE KING
your cards are always exquisite. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas.
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 02:35 AM
LILIANA HURST
So beautiful work and so great ideas, thank you, I love Heartfelt Creations always bring so many new ideas, thank you for sharing
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 03:35 AM
JANET SAIEVA
Well, the fabulous design team has done it again! Absolutely gorgeous projects...thank you so much for the inspiration! I can't wait to get my hands on the Classic Rose Collection!!!!!
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:05 AM
KARINA
Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. It makes me want to get all those supplies and make them myself. I guess that is what you hope for anyway. I wish I had such creativity in me but I can copy with the best of them. Keep them coming. Thank you
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:17 AM
DONNA OWENS
I love Heartfelt creations you are the best you always come up with good ideas and products.
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 09:13 AM
MARTIE ROLLIN
Candy's use of vines twisted together to form dimensional pine cones is my choice for the most creative card on this blog posting. Can't wait to give this a try on my own cards. Lots of wonderful ideas! Thanks!
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 03:54 PM
PATRICIA ISOBEL TRESLOVE
Thank you so much for bringing such beautiful products to us, and sharing all your talent. I am sure if I lived in America,I would be at many of your classes, I have just had a good idea, if I bought a mobile home, I could live on your car park, for a few months every year. G-D Bless you all. Patricia
Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:12 PM
SANDY ACLAND
A stunning card!!!
Thursday 1st of September 2016 04:14 AM
JENNIFER ANTHONY
Thanks for the inspiration, l love my heartfelt collection which is growing almost every time left see your new releases. You are all so very talented again thanks for sharing.
Thursday 1st of September 2016 08:46 AM
DEBBIE PIQUETTE
Thanking Heartfelt for their inspiring collections and projects. The designing teams creativity is amazing. You are all truly blessed. We as crafters are blessed as well. Thank you again for all your wonderful artistic pieces.
Thursday 1st of September 2016 10:53 AM
GLENYS BAGULEY
WOW!! What fantastic cards. I only wish could make mine look as good. Will keep on trying. Some great ideas to try. Love Heartfelt Creations dies/stamps which I buy in the UK.
Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:51 PM
BETTY J LILLEY
this collection is amazing they are so beautiful
Saturday 3rd of September 2016 09:38 AM
GIGI JORDAN
Beautiful cards. I love Heartfelt Creations coordinated stamps and dies especially for Christmas. I like the fact that they lend themselves to making cards larger than the standard 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". If I am going to the effort and expense of creating hand-made cards, I want the card to be an impressive size. Thank you for all the inspiration!
Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:08 PM
CARMEN SMITH
I love seeing your tutorials, they help inspire me and can't wait to try the projects! Thankyou for such beauty and creativity!
Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:32 AM