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Wednesday July 25, 2018
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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:)

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Rejoice!

Rejoice!

Other Products: Golden card stock, golden glitter balls, Dress My Craft rainbow glitter powder, VersaMark embossing powder, Zig markers

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Make a card base from white card stock. The card base measures 7 inches by 5 inches. Cut a mat layer from scrap brown card paper a little smaller than the card base and adhere to the card front. Cut a pattern paper from the paper collection and adhere to the brown mat layer using clear glue.

Stamp the scroll image and the shepherd image in black archival ink and colour with Zig real brush pens. Cut with coordinating die. Stamp the poinsettia flowers and sparkling poinsettia flowers in Rose madder ink and cut with coordinating die. For the smaller poinsettias color with the same ink using sponge daubers and shape in the 3D flower shaping mold. Give more details using groove golf tools. Add glitter balls in the centre. Color the leaves in same manner. Adhere a flower on each leaf. For sparkling poinsettia, stamp the smaller flowers with Rose Madder ink and color. Cut with coordinating die and shape on the molding mat using grove tool. Add flower stamens in the centre.

To make the leafy accents leaves, stamp the leaves image with library green ink and colour using the green archival inks. Shape in the 3D Leafy accents mold.

Cut two ornament dies in gold paper and the base ornament with red glitter paper. Cut the filigree ornament in white and distress with leaf green ink using dauber. Cut the golden ornament in two pieces. Adhere the green ornament on the red paper.

Make the white square shadow box, cut pattern paper to fit the shadow box, diecut the front opening using the Cut Mat Create die and adhere pattern paper using dries clear glue. Create a starry night background using the snowflakes stamp from the spruce cling set, stamp with embossing ink. Apply white embossing powder and heat set it. Add to the base of the shadow box. Add the Bethlehem die cuts and the shepherd images using foam dots.

Adhere shadow box on the card front. Tuck in the cut gold lacy die cut as shown. Add the scroll die cut on the box frame.

Cut two tags and add on the right side. Arrange the flowers, leaves and the ornaments as shown on the card. Apply glitter powder on the flowers using clear glue.

Blazing Poppy on Ice

Blazing Poppy on Ice

Other Products: Cream Cardstock, Cutting Die Ice skates silhouette Store #39157, Rope, 3D foam pads, Black Fine liner, Paperclip, Scallop circle punch, Distress Ink Vintage photo, Brown Marker, Silver Marker,

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Cut a piece of cream cardstock at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and score this at 1/2 and 3/4 inch, fold the score lines. Cut another piece of cream cardstock to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2" and glue this on the 1/2" flap from the other part. Cut a piece of green designer paper from the collection at 5 1/4 x 7 1/4". Ink the edges with Vintage Photo and glue this on the front of the card. Cut a piece of light cream designer paper from the collection at 7 1/8 x 5 1/8". Ink the edges and glue this on top of the green one, take the black fine liner and make small stich lines around the edge. Cut the Ice skates here with your Silhouette machine and assemble. Color the bottom part of the skate brown and the steel part silver using markers. Make holes in the skate for the laces and get the rope through those holes, then get the fine liner and make little stitches on the shoe. Ink the edges of the shoe with Vintage Photo. Adhere using 3D foam pads.

Stamp the Silent Night Scroll stamp on White cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Color the holly with the blender and Bamboo Leaves ink, and the flame with Peanut Brittle ink. Ink the background and edges with Vintage Photo ink, and adhere this on top of the skates, then curl the edges of the scroll a little bit. Stamp two Pinecones, the Merry Christmas sentiment with the bow on white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink, die cut with coordinating die. Stamp the holly using Bamboo Leaves ink, and the other Merry Christmas sentiment with Vintage Photo ink and die cut images with coordinating dies. Color the bow with Lady Bug ink and the pine cones with Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves, the holly with Bamboo Leaves ink. Take the Nuvo drops Red Berry and apply dots on the berries, allow to dry.

Stamp Blazing Poppy and 4 poinsettias on white cardstock using black ink and die cut. Color the centers of poppies very lightly using the daubers with Peanut Brittle ink, then color the edges with the Lady Bug ink. Color poinsettias with Lady Bug ink. Shape the poppies with the Basic Shaping mold and the poinsettias with the coordinating mold. You can see Emma Lou's video above for more instructions about using the mold. Pierce the center of flowers and insert stamens.

Assemble pieces as shown. Finally add Krystallos shard glass onto poinsettias and Frosting Powder onto poppy and on the rest of card as shown.

Greatest Gift of All

Greatest Gift of All

Other Products: Smooth White Card Stock, Papericious Vellum, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Glittered Stars (from stash), Zig Clean Clear Markers, Gold Glittered Micro Beads, Water Color Brush, Gold Mirror Card Stock.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: The ready top fold card measures, 9" x 5 3/4". To create the top most panel, choose the paper from designer paper collection, measuring 5" by 8" and cut the window using Cut Mat Create 1B Die, as shown. Distress all the outer edges with a distressing tool or a sharp scissors. Take a smooth white cardstock, 1/16 of an inch larger than the ready cut window panel. Mark the window with a pencil, align the die and cut the same window. Now mat both the layers together with the help of adhesive that dries clear. Further, create the layers using deep red paper and golden Mirror Cardstock. Mat all the layers using dimensional tape.

Stamp images from O Holy Night Cling Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival ink, color them using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers and cut them using their coordinating dies. Stack, 2-3 layers of same die cuts to make the embellished pieces more studier.

Stamp trees from Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, using Fern Green Archival ink and color them using Leaf Green Archival Ink. Cut them using their coordinating dies. Add Crystal clear and Frosting Powder with the help of adhesive that dries clear.

For poinsettias, stamp the images Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set, using Frost White Colorbox ink on Papericious vellum cardstock, sprinkle white heat embossing powder, dust extras in a funnel tray and heat set them using heat tool. Cut all the images using their coordinating dies. Color the poinsettias using Candied Apple Distress Oxides from the front. Let the color sit for a while then puff the images using damp cloth. Shape all the flowers on the back of the stylus. For poinsettia leaves, stamp the images from same stamp using Fern Green Archival on white cardstock and color them using Leaf Green Archival Ink. Cut all the images using their coordinating dies and shape them on the back of stylus. Glue them to the flowers and add golden glittered micro beads to create the flower centers, using adhesive that dries clear.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown. Finish the card by adding sentiment from Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set and a tag from the designer paper collection.

The Candle's Glow

The Candle's Glow

Other Products: Card stock: cream, kraft; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Fired Brick; VersaMark Watermark Stamp; Recollections Embossing Powder, Clear Gold; Ranger Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Gold; Micro Beads, Gold; Prismacolor Pencils; Cheesecloth; ribbon; Sizzix Embossing Folder, Wreath; Wink of Stella, clear; small paint brush; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, gold.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Cut cream card stock 9 1/2" x 6", fold in half. Cut kraft card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Swipe the VersaMark ink pad on the edge of the kraft card stock and emboss with the Recollections Clear Gold embossing powder. Cut craft foam 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Adhere craft foam to back of kraft card stock with Designer Dries Clear Glue, add to card base. Cut cream cardstock 4" x 5 1/4", emboss with Sizzix Wreath embossing folder. Spritz with gold glimmer mist. Swipe the VersaMark ink pad on the edge of the cream card stock and emboss with Clear Gold embossing powder, then add to the card. Stamp the scroll and 2 flowers from the Sparkling Poinsettia stamp onto cream card stock with Vintage Photo. Using a barely damp brush, go over the stamped lines, drawing the color into the image. Die cut. Color the holly and candle with Prismacolor Pencils. Use the Wink of Stella, clear, on the large flowers.

Stamp 4 flowers and 2 leaves from the Celebrate the Season Stamp Set on cream cardstock. Using the Stack N Store Daubers, color the flowers and center of the larger flower with Fired Brick. Die cut. Lightly dab the VersaMark ink pad on the smaller flowers and large flower center. Emboss with Clear Gold embossing powder. Shape the flowers with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold. Ink the holly leaves with Memento New Sprout. Stamp 4 leaves (1.25 x 2.5) from the Rain Boots and Blossom Stamp Set on cream card stock with Antique Linen. Stamp 2 of the leaves on kraft card stock with Vintage Photo. Die cut. Stamp 2 pine cones from the Silent Night Scroll stamp set on kraft card stock with VersaMark and emboss with Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder. Die cut.

To layer the small flowers, use 2 flowers layers and 1 leaf. Use 2 flower layers and 2 centers for the larger flower. Use a generous amount of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of the flowers and add gold micro beads. Adhere the scroll to the card with Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add the pine cones and then the leaf fillers. Add the cheesecloth and then add the flowers and ribbon.

Bethlehem Sunset

Bethlehem Sunset

Other Products: White Cardstock, Gold Gems, Archival Ink- Jet Black, Stickles- Yellow, Distress Oxide Ink (Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Fine, Creative Photo Corners-Gold), Blending Tool, Cardstock (Black, Red, Yellow)

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Card Base is 4.25 x 5.50" cut from black cardstock. Find and cut out the card pattern with the wood grain, die cut out the middle circle using the Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die. Also cut off the patterned border right down to the wood grain. Find and cut out the "Warmest Holiday Wishes" sentiment and set aside for now.

Cut a piece of white cardstock that is just slightly smaller than the patterned front. Using Distress Oxide Inks and a blending tool I started added color. Start with the yellow (Fossilized Amber) in the middle. Then using orange (Spiced Marmalade), blend from the sides into the middle. Do the same with the final color, red (Fired Brick). Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the Bethlehem image onto the blended background. Let dry. Then add yellow Stickles to the star.

Adhere the patterned frame over the blended and stamped cardstock, and position the way you would like the image to appear. Trim off any cardstock that might peek out the sides of the patterned layer. Mat this in yellow and red cardstock and adhere to the black cardstock base. Add the sentiment to the bottom of the circle, and black gems to the corners of the card.

The Miracle

The Miracle

Other Products: White Cardstock, Gold Gems, Archival Ink- Jet Black, Stickles- Yellow, Distress Oxide Ink (Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Fine, Creative Photo Corners-Gold), Blending Tool, Cardstock (Black, Red, Yellow)

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Card base is 5.50 x 4.25" cut from white cardstock. Cut a piece of the wood grain patterned paper that is 4 x 5.25". Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 3.75 x 5", and one that is 3.5 x 4.75". The smallest piece of white cardstock will become your blended and stamped image.

Using Distress Oxide Inks create the blended background. First, I started with Fossilized Amber and created a small yellow circle in the middle of the cardstock. Then using Peacock Feathers, blend in from the edge up to the yellow. Next use Faded Jeans and again blend from the card edge up and into the teal. Finally using Wilted Violet blend slightly around the edges.

Using Jet Black Archival Ink stamp the Bethlehem city scene image along the bottom edge of the card. Then using the same ink add the "Believe in the Miracle of Christmas" sentiment to the top portion of the blended background. I added a gem to the star on this image. Using gold photo corners add the blended background to the white cardstock layer. Adhere this to the wood grain pattern and card base.

A Wonderful Christmas

A Wonderful Christmas

Other Products: Couture Creations Embossing Folder - To be jolly CO725496, White Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock, Silver Twine, White Satin Ribbon, Silver Sheer Ribbon, Versacolor White Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Silver Rhinestone, 3D dots, glue gun, heat gun.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut your card base 11" x 5 1/2" using white cardstock. Cut 1 mat 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" using silver foil. Cut 1 white cardstock mat 5" x 5" and emboss with embossing folder.

Die cut 1 solid ornament panel in silver foil and 1 with white cardstock in the size smaller using your Noel Ornament Die. Die cut 1 decorative panel in silver foil. Using your white Versacolor ink stamp you desired sentiment from the Noel Sentiment Stamp set onto your decorative panel and using white embossing powder heat set with your heat gun. Heat set from a further distance than normal as your foil may bubble

Adhere your silver foil and white embossed layers flat. Tie 1 sheer bow and 1 satin bow. Using a hot glue gun adhere your solid bow and then your sheer bow in the top center of your card. Using 3D dots adhere your silver ornament in the center of your card with the tip of the ornament sitting on the bows. Using 3D dots again, layer your white ornament. Using Dries Clear glue, place some on the left and right sides of your decorative panel and hold in place so that it is arched in the center. Tie a bow using your silver twine and adhere at the top of the ornament in front of your other bows. Adhere 1 small silver rhinestone in the center of your holly at the bottom of your decorative panel.

Silvery Bauble

Silvery Bauble

Other Products: White Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock, Silver Twine, Silver Satin Ribbon, Silver Sheer Ribbon, Versacolor White Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, 3d dots, glue gun, heat gun, white eyelets, crop-a-dile or eyelet setting tool.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Die cut 2 solid ornament panel in silver foil and 3 white solid ornament panels using your large die from the Noel Ornament Die Set. Using a eyelet setter, set 1 white eyelet in the top of each panel. Die cut 2 white panels in the size smaller using your Noel Ornament Die Set. Die cut 2 decorative panels in silver foil. Using your white Versacolor ink stamp your desired sentiment from the Noel Sentiment Stamp set onto your decorative panel and using white embossing powder heat set with your heat gun. Heat set from a further distance than usual as your foil may bubble.

Using 3D dots adhere your large ornaments panels together ending with a silver layer on each end of your decoration. Thread through your silver twine and tie off to create the hanger. Using 3D dots adhere your white layers. Tie 1 sheer bow and 1 satin bow and 1 twine bow and using your hot glue gun adhere together. Using a hot glue gun attach the bows to the top of your decoration on the front and back. Using designer dries clear adhesive place some glue on the left and right sides of your decorative panel and hold in place so that it is arched in the center. Repeat with the other decorative panel for the back of your decoration.

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

Other Products: Black cardstock, gold foil paper, seam binding ribbon, zig markers

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Cut a card base that is 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Cut dark green designer paper from the O Holy Night Paper Collection that is slightly smaller than the card base. Die cut the large Eyelet Rectangle from the Intricate Swirl Frames Die in white cardstock and a smaller rectangle of designer paper to go in the frame.

Stamp and sponge the poinsettias in Lady Bug and the leaves in Bamboo Leaves inks. Die cut with corresponding dies and use the tutorial for Shaping molds to sculpt flowers, add You Had Me at Yellow prills and Frosting Powder. Stamp pinecones from Silent Night Scroll set in Black ink, die cut with corresponding dies, and color with markers (Zig markers used here), add Frosting Powder. Stamp scroll from the same set in Rich Cocoa, die cut with corresponding dies and sponge with ink, color flame and letters with markers.

Die cut ornament with Noel Ornament Die in Gold Foil paper and black cardstock, slightly overlap the two so that the black is a shadow under the gold ornament. Adhere scroll, ornament, adhere pinecones, poinsettia and seam binding bow to ornament and add final poinsettias around scroll.

Silent and Holy Night

Silent and Holy Night

Other Products: Gold card stock, creme shimmer card stock, white card stock, pearl halves, gold fine line embossing powder, VersaMark, gold cord, gold metallic ribbon, Copic Markers: BV20, C01, C03, C05, C07, E93, E000, E00, E01, E53, E33, E35, E37, E97, E50, E51, E42, E43, E44, B21, B91, B93, YG61, G82, R11, R21, R22, R24, Y32, Y15, YR23, YR27, YG63, YG67, YG07

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Card size: 5 3/4 x 6". Start with an 8 1/2 by 11" sheet of cream shimmer card stock for the base (even though the card measures 6" across you can use this size card stock as the front is narrower) score at 6" and then glue a piece of decorative paper 5 x 5 1/2" to a panel of gold 5 x 5 5/8" to the front leaving 1/8 border around the top, folded edge and bottom. Then place the plain edge die from Classic Borders on the cut edge of the front to die cut and make a decorative front to the card. Cut a piece of gold with the fancy Delicate Border and glue to the back of the front curved edge to match curves. Cut another piece of decorative paper 2 3/4 X 5 1/2" and die cut the left side with the plain Classic die (keep the piece you cut off for the back of the front to make the edge look nice while card is open). Glue the decorative paper to a gold panel 5 3/4 X 5 5/8" and cut another gold decorative border from the Delicate Borders to cover the paper's cut edge (plain curves against the gold) embellish "seam" with cream pearls. Finish the inside with the large sentiment from the Noel Sentiments, stamping with VersaMark on cream shimmer and embossing with gold fine line powder. Round the edges with a punch and glue to gold panel.

Back to the front: Die cut Ornament base from cream card stock, inside ornate ornament from gold card stock, Festive Holiday die from gold card stock and Decorative Oval die from gold card stock. Stamp using Tuxedo Black Memento (if using Alcohol Markers to color), the Holy Family, 2 pinecones and the Silent Night Scroll, die cut each with coordinating dies and color. Pinecones are: YG07, YG63, YG67, E53, E33, E35, E37. Scroll is: E42, E43, E44, Y32, E50, E51, E33, R24, candle on scroll: E50, E51, E53, Y32, YR23, YG07, YG63. Holy Family: clothing-E42, E43, E44, YG61, G82, B21, B91, B93, R11, R21, R22, manger-E53, E33, E35, E37, Sheep-BC20, C07, E93, Donkey-C01, C03, C05, C07, E93, E51, Cow-E50, E51, E93, E53, E33, E35, straw-Y32, YR23, chickens-chicks Y15, YR23, hen-R22, E53, E33, YR27.

Glue the gold Decorative Oval onto card front close to right side but not overlapping gold edge. Glue Festive Holiday die cut to card front on left side of Decorative Oval at an angle so that Festive Holiday hangs out over folded edge. Pop up scroll onto (make sure CANDLE is vertical, not the scroll) and over the bottom portion of Festive Holiday die cut. Pop up cream base of Ornament onto card front making the middle rounded part of ornament match the rounded part of the Delicate Border (it will partly cover the scroll). Glue inside intricate ornament onto base and then the Holy Family. Add cream pearls to centers of snowflake designs and larger ones top and bottom. Pop up pinecones at the top of the ornament then add a small gold wired bow to the top of ornament over the pinecones.

Silver and Gold

Silver and Gold

Other Products: Gold metallic textured card stock, Silver metallic textured card stock, Gold half beads, Gold drilled bead, snowflake silver charm, Silver thread, gold trim shimmer ribbon.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Cut 4 ornament base die cuts from gold textured card stock and cut 4 inner decorative ornaments from silver textured card stock. Score and fold each ornament part in the center. Glue the half side of one to the half side of another and continue doing this until you meet on the last side with the first side...make sure you string some thread between halves to use as a hanger and also to string a bead on at the bottom. Let each side dry thoroughly before gluing the next piece on using little clamps to keep ornament parts tight while it dries (especially when using the metallic paper as it has a sleek back).

Once everything is dry, take all the clamps off and start gluing the silver ornament parts inside the gold. Again, make sure each side is thoroughly dry before gluing the next one on. Now decorate by placing adhesive backed gold half beads on the center of each snowflake design in the ornament. Next place drops of silver Nuvo on each little scroll end. Add a nice big gold bow at the top and at the bottom string your thread ends through a gold bead and then tie a silver snowflake charm under the bead, make it tight against the ornament. Put a little glue on the knot for the charm and when the glue dries cut off the ends of the threads right to the charm.

Christmas Pinecones

Christmas Pinecones

Other Products: Cherry Cobbler ink and cardstock (Stampin Up!), green gross grain ribbon, multicolour glitter glue, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold), Copic pens: E55, E57, E59, YG67, YG97, hot glue, wet glue, thin paint brush.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Die cut 4 box sides in Cherry Cobbler cardstock and burnish the folds. Join the box sides together using wet glue. Fold the bottom flaps of the box under and glue into position.

Cut 4 each of the corresponding panels out of your choice from the paper pad and edge with Cherry Cobbler ink, adhere to the box using wet glue. Cut and add an additional square to the bottom of the box. Add a strip of green gross grain ribbon along the top and bottom of the box using a thin layer of hot glue.

Stamp 8 pine cones in black ink and colour using the Copic pens. Die cut and shape using the flower shaping kit. Paint glitter glue onto the pine needles and set aside to dry. When dry, add pine cones to the box using hot glue - 2 on each side, and dot gold Nuvo Drops along the panel as shown.

To make the bow, cut four .5" x 6" strips of paper from the pad and four strips .5" x 4.75", join each one at both ends using wet glue to make a circle of paper. Put a dot of wet glue inside the circle and press the centre onto the glue to give you a loop either end. Glue these loops to cross over each other, starting with the largest loops. When all eight are adhered add a small circle loop to the centre.

Put your present inside the box and fold the flaps in. Die cut the "Merry Christmas" tag from the paper pad and shape to curl across the front of the box, adhere to the box using hot glue.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Other Products: Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks, WOW metallic gold sparkle embossing powder, Versamark Ink, red and green cardstock.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Take a 6" x 6" white card base and die cut it in the center with the smaller outline ornament die from the Noel Ornament Die. Cut a piece of 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of pattern paper from O Holy Night Paper Collection and die cut it in the center with the larger outline ornament die from the same die set so that it aligns with the die cut on the card base and adhere it to the card front as shown. Die cut the back piece of the card base using the detailed die from the same set, carefully aligning it with the die cut on the front panel. Die cut a piece of Vellum Paper with the outline ornament die and adhere it to the back of the detailed die cut on the back panel.

Stamp the sentiment from Silent Night Scroll Cling Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat emboss it using WOW metallic gold sparkle embossing powder and Heat It Craft Tool. Die cut it using matching die from Silent Night Scroll Die. Color it with Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks using Fantastix Blending Tool. Die cut 4 more pieces of white cardstock using the same die and stack and glue them. Keep the embossed piece on top. Cover the top with 3-D Crystal Lacquer and let it dry competely.

Die cut a 5" x 2 1/2" piece of white cardstock using the border die from Delicate Border Basics Die. Die cut a piece of pattern paper from O Holy Night Paper Collection using the border die from Classic Border Basics Die. Align and adhere them together. Die cut this piece using the largest ornament die from Noel Ornament Die. Use a thin line of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive on the curved side edges and adhere it to the card front as shown. Use Stack and Store Daubers and Coffee Archival Ink to ink the center part of the pattern paper and glue the sentiment die cut on top.

Stamp the poinsettias from Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Stamp Set on a piece of red cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp the leaves from the same stamp set using Library Green Archival Ink on a piece of green cardstock. Die cut them using matching dies from Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die. Add shading to the poinsettias and leaves using Stack and Store Daubers, Red Geranium and Library Green Archival Inks. Shape them using 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add a little Go Man Go Prills from Bright Ideas set.

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the corner die from Cut Mat Create 2B Die. Glue them to the top left and bottom right corner of the card front. Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves on the die cuts as shown. Add a few gold stamens from Assorted Pearl Stamens to the poinsettias cluster to add finishing touch.

Falling Snow

Falling Snow

Other Products: White Cardstock, Silver Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Red Ribbon,

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: My card is 6 x 6". Make card base and cover with one of the card fronts. I cut out the ornament twice; once in white cardstock and once with silver. Using a sponge and glue, add glitter to the center of the ornament and once dry add pieces to make the ornament as pictured. Tie a red ribbon around the top of the ornament and then begin working on the poinsettia.

Using Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink stamp the petals and color using Lady Bug Memento Ink and a sponge dauber. Stamp the leaves in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and color using New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. Cut out using the coordinating dies. Place in the 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold and spray with water. Run through the Vagabond 2 to shape the petals and leaves. Let dry. Add the Prills to the center of the flower and then add glitter to the edges. Set aside to dry. Once dry glue to the bow. Glue the ornament to the card front.

Find a sentiment on the paper and using the coordinating die, cut it out and use dimensional tape to adhere to the upper right corner of the card.

Sparkling Frame

Sparkling Frame

Other Products: White and Red Cardstock, corner punch

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Prepare a card base out of Red cardstock 5 1/8 x 7 1/8". Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 x 7 and layer on top of the red. Using red cardstock, cut one of the Eyelet Lace Frames out and adhere to card.

Cut one of the Eyelet Ovals out, add foam dots to the back and adhere to card. Add Gold Nuvo Crystal drops around as shown and set aside to dry.

Stamp the pinecones and leaves on white card stock with Olive ink, color in with the Leaf Green and cut out with the matching dies. Shade with the Emerald green, using the Flower Shaping Kit, shape and adhere to the card.

Stamp the Poinsettia on white card stock with the Red Geranium, color in with the Carnation Red, cut out with the matching die, shade around the edges with the Vermillion ink. Shape using the deluxe shaping tool kit. Add the stamens in the center and adhere to card.

Locate and cut out the sentiment from the paper collection, punch the 4 corners and add foam dots to the back, adhere to card.

To finish the card, add glitter to the pinecone, leaves and flowers.

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

Other Products: Langton Watercolor paper, Dare 2 B Artzy Hybrid Ink: Black, Zig Clean Color Pens, Piercing Tool, Gary M Burling Glitter Glue-Gold, Wood Shadow Box, craft knife

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Choose designer paper and cut to size to cover the make-shift shadow box. Adhere paper using dries clear glue and assemble shadow box. Use your craft knife to cut any loose edges. Stamp your Merry Christmas sentiment, window and candle onto the watercolor paper using the Black Hybrid ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Once done, color your images using the Zig clean color brush pens, add clear cardstock to the back of window and adhere these on shadow box as shown. Fussy cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from designer paper and adhere to bottom of shadow box. Die cut the shepherds and angel from the sheet of patterned paper and place inside of the shadow box.

Stamp the poinsettias on red designer paper and die cut. Use 2 - 3 layers per flower. To shape, use the poinsettia mold, then pierce the centers and add the flower stamens. Once done apply the gold glitter glue to the flower edges. Set aside to dry. When dry, adhere onto shadow box.

Living in Harmony

Living in Harmony

Other Products: Stamp Positioner, Versamark ink

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 12" x 6" score at 6" along the long side and fold to create a 6" x 6" base card. Cut a 6" x 6" panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the base of the ornament from the HCD1-7188 Noel Ornament Die from white cardstock and the front from the red patterned paper. Die cut the decorative top from white cardstock and using a stamp positioner stamp the sentiment image from the HCPC-3834 Noel Sentiments Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on the die cut. Adhere the ornament together and then adhere to the card front. Add Red Berry Nuvo Drops to the ornament.

Stamp 3 pine cone images from the HCPC-3833 Silent Night Scroll Stamp set in Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock, colour in with Peanut Brittle and Fern Green inks before die cutting with the coordinating die. Shape and add Ultrafine Crystal Glitter to the pinecones with Dries Clear Glue and Frosting Powder to the pine leaves and adhere to the bottom left as shown.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Stamp set in Library Green ink on iCraft flower shaping cardstock, colour with Leaf Green and Fern Green inks before die cutting with the coordinating dies. Add Red Berry Nuvo drops to the centres of some of the leaves.

Stamp the small and large images from the HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Stamp set in Vermillion ink on iCraft flower shaping cardstock, colour with Vermillion ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the Poinsettia & Holly Clusters mold and assemble when dry. Insert a gold stamen, trim the end and adhere to the holly leaves and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves and flowers and adhere over the pine cones and on the bottom right. Add a couple of holly leaves with red berries around the poinsettia on the bottom right.

Stamp the angel images from the HCPC-3832 O Holy Night Stamp set in Versamark ink on white cardstock and emboss with gold embossing powder before die cutting with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear to the wings and halos before adhering the angels on the top left of the ornament and nestle in the poinsettias on the bottom right.

Glittering Poinsettias

Glittering Poinsettias

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, sparkling dust, frosted sugar, white cord

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Ready top fold card measures 6.5"x 6.5". To prepare the card mats, first choose a pattern paper from the designer paper collection and cut a piece measuring 6.25" x 6.25", mat it on the ready card base. Choose a card panel from the designer paper collection and distress the edges. Layer it on the white cardstock, 1/16" of an inch bigger on all 4 sides. Further, layer it on the ready card base using dimensional tape for added dimensions.

Take two pieces of same designer paper and cut diagonally. Adhere it on the ready card base using dimensional tape as shown. Stamp the large poinsettia flower on the flower making paper using Red Geranium color and cut with coordinating dies. Paint the flowers with same color and shape them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, pierce the centers and add stamens.  Also stamp leaves using library green color and cut with coordinating dies. Color the leaves using library green and emerald green color and slightly shape them.

Arrange the flowers and leaves on the card and glue them using hot melted glue. Also glue some stamens. Tie a bow using white cord and glue it on the card. Cut a sentiment ticket from the same collection and layer it on the white cardstock. Also cut a tag from the same collection and layer it on the card using dimensional tape as shown.

For the finished look, apply sparkling dust and frosted sugar on the flowers using adhesive that dries clear.

Scrolling Poinsettias

Scrolling Poinsettias

Other Products: Cream color Metallic Cardstock, Red cardstock, VersaMark, Wow Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter, Encore Metallic Gold Ink, Distressing tool, Dimensional squares, Quickie Glue pen, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and Moonlight White inks, Hot Glue Gun

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Card is 6 x 6". Score and fold 12 x 6" cream metallic cardstock at 6" on the long side to create tent fold card base. Cut red designer paper from the collection 5 7/8 x 5 7/8" and green designer paper 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". Distress the edges and adhere together using dries clear adhesive. Adhere to the card base using dimensional squares. Use a Quickie Glue pen to add Crystal transparent glitter to the swirls and snowflakes on the green designer paper.

Stamp the scroll with VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It tool. Diecut using the coordinating die. Ink the edges with Metallic gold ink. Use the Dove Blender Pen and Pearlescent Ivy Ink to color the holly and Brilliance Sunflower to color the flame on the candle. Color the candle with Brilliance moonlight white ink. Add Nuvo Red Berry crystal drops to the berries. Let dry.

Diecut the Silent Night three times from Cream Metallic cardstock and adhere together using dries clear adhesive. Cover the top with VersaMark, sprinkle with the WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set with the Heat It tool.

Stamp the pinecone with black ink, color with coffee, sepia, fern green and leaf green inks. Diecut with the coordinating die and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Stamp the Poinsettias on red cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink and diecut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves on green designer paper and diecut using the coordinating die. Place the flowers and leaves in the Poinsettia shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cutting machine. Press the centers of the flowers down using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. When dry, glue two petals together, adhere to the leaves, sponge with dries clear adhesive and add Rajni Chawla's Crystal clear glitter and glass shards. Add dries clear to the centers and sprinkle with Heart of Gold Prills.

Adhere the scroll to the card base using dimensional squares, adhere the Silent Night with dries clear glue and adhere the poinsettias and pinecone using a hot glue gun as shown.

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

Other Products: White cardstrock, Red cardstock, 3D foam tape, Clear Dry Glue, Silver Mirror Cardstock, Pencil Colors, Water Colors

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: The finished card measures 6 1/ 4 x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6 1/4 x 12 1/2", score at 6 1/4" from the longest side and fold. For the first layer cut green color pattern paper from the O Holy Night Paper Collection 6 x 6", distress the edges and adhere on white cardstock with clear drying glue.

For the second layer cut red color pattern paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" from the paper collection, distress the edges and adhere with 3D foam tape. For the final layer cut light green color pattern paper 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" from the paper collection, distress the edges and adhere in the center of the card with 3D foam tape. Die cut white cardstock using Sweetheart Borders twice and arrange on the sides of the center pieces as shown.

Die cut Silver mirror cardstock using the Noel Ornament die, cut it in half and arrange on the sides of the card as shown.

Die cut two big and two small tags out of paper collection using Luggage and Tags Die. Overlap one big tag on another big tag and adhere in the center of the card. Tie small tags with the help of twine around the card.

Stamp white cardstock with Silent Night Scroll Stamp set using Distress ink salty ocean, die cut using coordinating die and distress the edges using the same ink. Color the leaves and berries using the water colors. Stamp the pinecone with green and sepia inks and color using the pencils and water colors.

Stamp the white cardstock with angel image from the O Holy Night stamp set using Sepia ink, die cut with coordinating die and color with pencil and water colors.

Stamp red cardstock with small Poinsettia & Holly Cluster Stamp using Archival ink - Jet Black, cut using coordinating die and shape the flowers using flower shaping mold. Add prills to the centers using Dries Clear Adhesive.

Once all the elements are ready arrange them as shown.

A Wonderful Celebration

A Wonderful Celebration

Other Products: White Cardstock, Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Gold cardstock, Scissors.

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: Card size 6"x6". Cut white cardstock to 12 x 6", score and fold at 6". Select patterned paper from the O Holy Night Paper Collection and distress the edges. Adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

Next, die cut three Noel Ornament using the largest outline die, on gold cardstock. Using green designer paper, die cut Noel Ornament Die using smaller outline die, and sponge edges with Archival Leaf Green ink. Adhere onto center ornament using dimensional adhesive. Using white cardstock, die cut two intricate Noel Ornament Die for the outer ornaments, add Crystal Clear and adhere directly onto gold ornament. Die cut two decorative inlays for the center ornament, using a scissors, trim banner off. Sprinkle Crystal Clear glitter on the background of inlay. Stamp sentiment with Archival ink-Plum onto sentiment strip. Layer sentiment strip onto decorative inlay, using dimensional adhesive. Adhere onto center green ornament.

Now assemble the embellishments as shown. Adhere the outer two ornaments, directly onto card base using Dries Clear Glue. Adhere center ornament using dimensional adhesive.

Stamp some angels from the O Holy Night Cling Stamp Set with Archival ink Plum ink and die cut with matching die. Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, finish with some Crystal Clear glitter.

Adoring Angels

Adoring Angels

Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, string, white glitter paper, glass stones

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

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

Instructions: Take 6 x 12" white pearl cardstock, score and fold at 6". This will be your card base. Select paper from the O Holy Night Paper Collection and cut to size of your card base leaving an 1/16" border on each side. Attach to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive. Chose second layer paper and diecut the top and bottom with delicate borders. Die cut Botanic Window Die from paper collection and attach onto card using dimensional adhesive.

Stamp the Nativity and the Angels from the O Holy Night Cling Stamp Set on white card stock with Archival Ink Pad-Jet Black, cut it out using the coordinating dies, color using soft oil pastels.

To create flowers, stamp the Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Stamp Set on white paper with black Archival ink and cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the poinsettias with StazOn Ink Pad - Black Cherry using a sponge. Colour the holly with Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves. You will need one petal for each flower. After colouring, place the flowers and leaves into the mold face down and run through cutting/embossing machine. When dry, adhere the flowers to the holly leaves using Clear Adhesive. Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Stamp the leaves using Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set on the white paper using Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum and cut using the coordinating dies. Shade using Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves and shape. Adhere to the Botanic Window as shown.

Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown using a hot glue gun.

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

Other Products: White Cardstock, Seam Binding, Cuttlebug Sleigh Bells Embossing Folder, Gold Cardstock, Gold Embossing Powder, Scor-Tape, VersaMark Ink, Dimensional Tape, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw Distress Inks

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Instructions: My card is 7 1/4 x 5 1/4". Make card base and then I cut another piece of white cardstock just a smidge smaller and adhered it to the card base. Cover this with a piece of the paper collection that has been edged with Fern Green Archival Ink and a sponge. Next cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 1/2 x 5 3/4". Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" and run this piece through the Vagabond using the Embossing Folder. Adhere this piece to the gold cardstock. Measure a piece of white seam binding and color using Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink. Scrunch and set aside to dry. Once dry, tie a bow around the embossed piece of cardstock and then adhere this embossed piece to the gold cardstock. Glue this down to the front of the card.

Using the oval dies, cut a piece of gold cardstock. Next stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink, diecut with a smaller oval and adhere these two ovals together using dimensional tape. Adhere to the front of the card. Stamp the angel with VersaMark ink and emboss with the gold embossing powder. Using the brush and water, color the angel with the Distress inks. Set aside to dry. Using dimensional tape adhere to the front of the card.

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RITA NEWEY
W O W all stunning cards xx
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 05:22 AM
MONIKA
These are absolutely stunning ... just love the Heartfelt Creations products and staff.
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 08:48 AM
GINA LOWINGS
Oh my word, just too beautiful for words. Thankyou so much to the talented people at Heartfelt. Please keep the inspiration comming. Bless you each one.
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 09:14 AM
DIANA E.
ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ! ! ! THIS SET IS A MUST HAVE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE CHRISTMAS CARDS. WHAT ARTISTS "HEARTFELT HAS"......THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TALENT!
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 11:33 AM
BECKY LODESTEIN
So much beautiful inspiration. I'm getting ideas already!
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 11:55 AM
MARTIE ROLLIN
Thanks for posting all these wonderful projects...lots of inspiration to get us in the holiday creating mood!
Wednesday 25th of July 2018 03:12 PM
JUNE
Absolutely beautiful. All made so lovely.I love the scroll die ,silent night.
Saturday 28th of July 2018 08:07 AM
MYRIAM
Gracias por compartir tanta creatividad junto a tanta belleza. Desde ya me siento en Navidad.
Saturday 28th of July 2018 11:13 AM