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Start Your Christmas Cards Today with New Inspiration

Wednesday August 24, 2016
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Hello Friend,
How is your week going?  Is this week going exactly as planned and fun memories being made or do you find yourself swallowed up in a mountain of cares or concerns with pressures from work, family, health, or just life in general.....

If you said yes, to any of the above stressing life situations....I want to encourage you to take a moment for yourself and take some time to create something beautiful! This will allow you to de-stress and lose yourself in the wonderland of creativity....and maybe in the process of creating, think about someone that needs to know that you care and bless them with your one of a kind card. You will find yourself rejuvenated and there's just something so satisfying when you see your friend's face or even someone you don't know well, completely light up and be so grateful for your kind gift!  

Get your Christmas cards started early this year and don't miss out on the newest video where I show you how to get started creating Christmas cards that will take you 30 minutes or less to create!

Have a wonderful week! Emma Lou

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Creative Inspiration of the Week

Snowman Shaker Card

Snowman Shaker Card

Other products: Midnight Blue Colorbox Ink, finger daubers, white cardstock

Watch this video https://youtu.be/Q8Mj-EfcDvs to learn how to create and shape the flowers.

Instructions: Cut a 6" x 6" light blue card base and adhere the 5.75" x 5.75" Celebrate the Season paper panel. Stamp 4 large poinsettias, 2 small poinsettias, snowman, and the holly leaves with black ink. Cut these out with the coordinating die. Color the poinsettias with wisteria chalk ink and the leaves with new sprout and teal zeal around the edges. I colored the snowman with a mixture of Teal Zeal and Wisteria, I colored with finger sponge daubers and dove blenders. I also put dries clear glue over the entire body of the snowman and then sprinkled with crystal glitter. Watch this video https://youtu.be/Q8Mj-EfcDvs to learn how to shape the poinsettias. Use the two layers of the large decorative snowflake die and cut them out of white cardstock, this will create this white decorative piece. Glue a piece of clear cardstock behind the center opening. Glue the frosty in the center of the card. Stamp the snowflakes in the midnight blue ink and heat emboss with bridal embossing powder. Cut them out with the coordinating die and glue the smallest ones around the snowman. Add a ring of foam dots to the decorative snowflake with the clear cardstock and before you completely adhere it to the top of the snowman, dump in the gala glitz and this will create your shaker card. Assemble the poinsettias and snowflakes as shown. Stamp the sentiment. Add glitter as desired with the dries clear glue and the fine metal tip.

Snowman Triple Easel Card

Snowman Triple Easel Card

Other products: White & green cardstock; Big Scalloped Circles Large, Big Scalloped Circles Small, Classic Circles Small & Large (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Scor-Tape; 3d foam squares, Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker, rhinestones, ribbon; moss green ink

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

Instructions: To create this Triple Easel Card, you need to cut the white cardstock into three pieces - one 4 1/2" x 9", one 4" x 8" and one 3 1/2" x 7". Fold each in half. Using the 3 largest sets of scalloped circles dies in your set, place the die so that part of the die is off the folded edge. Run these through your die cutter to create a scalloped shape card. Now you will fold the top part of this little scalloped circle in half (this creates the easel for each card). Adhere the bottoms of the three scalloped circles together to form your card. Now you will need to die cut some more to decorate your card. I cut/embossed the three corresponding scalloped circles out of white cardstock and three smaller circles out of patterned paper to mat onto my circles. (See sample.) Adhere your patterned paper and scalloped cardstock together and then using scor-tape adhere to the easels on your card.

To decorate this easel card, I stamped the smaller snowman onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black memento ink and colored it using the Dove Blender pen & Teal Zeal/Sweet Plum memento ink. I colored the bells and his carrot nose with alcohol markers. I die cut the snowman with the matching die. I fussy cut some Christmas packages from the paper collection and adhered the snowman with the packages onto the middle easel. I stamped the small poinsettias from the Celebrate the Season collection onto white cardstock using Sweet Plum ink and die cut them using the matching dies. I also stamped the wreath image onto moss green cardstock using green ink and die cut the wreath with the matching die. I adhered the wreath onto the first easel using 3d foam squares. I added the poinsettias at the top of the wreath and added rhinestones in the middle of the flowers. I die cut the snowflake using white cardstock and adhered that onto the last easel. I fussy cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhered that into place using 3d foam squares. I added sparkle to the whole card using a sparkle marker and added a bow of ribbon to complete the project.

Merry Christmas Snowman Skating

Merry Christmas Snowman Skating

Other products: Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet), Prismacolor Pencils (PC901, PC908, PC912, PC932, PC995, PC918), Odorless Mineral Spirits, liquid pearls, white puffy paint, sewing machine

Instructions: Trim a 6" X 6" card front from the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection and add a few zigzag stitches randomly around the four sides to add dimension. Trim 1/8 of an inch from two sides and add over a white card front. Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set in Victorian Velvet distress ink and add glitter and a few drops of liquid pearls. Set aside to dry.

Stamp the larger snowman from the Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set and one of each size of the trees from the Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock. Color using Prismacolor Pencils and die cut using their coordinating die. Add puffy paint to highlight snowy areas on the trees and snowman and immediately add the Ultrafine Transparent Glitter and let it dry. Once dry, add the trees to your card as shown and pop dot the snowman to give it some dimension.

White Poinsettias And Violet Mitten

White Poinsettias And Violet Mitten

Other products: Distress Ink wilted violet, sewing machine, jeans thread, white acrylic paint, snow and pearls, mists, glitter, chipboard Scrapiniec, ribbon, twine, gauze

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

Instructions: From 250gr paper I cut off a glove shape 12 x 16 cm and from this stencil I cut the glove from Celebrate the Season Paper Collection. I glued it to a brighter background and cut with bigger margin. Then I sewed both papers on sewing machine using thick threads.

I did a hole for the twine and I suppressed the edges. Then I cut the flowers and leaves from 250gr paper using Celebrate the Season, Ornate Sleigh and Presents dies. I attached Scrapiniec chipboard on 3D cubes and scrap of gauze. I glued the flowers and leaves. I attached the ribbon and the twine. At the end I gently painted the card with white acrylic paint and I sprinkled it with glitter. I also glued on the sequins and I decorated it with snow.

Jolly Skating Snowman

Jolly Skating Snowman

Other products: White Cardstock, Dimensional Adhesive, Fingertip sponges, Paper Trimmer, Diecutting Machine

Instructions: Start by cutting white cardstock to 11" x 5 1/2" size. Score and fold at 5 1/2". Cut blue Snow Kissed paper to 5 3/8" square panel and sponge edges with Teal Zeal and attach directly onto card base. Cut white cardstock to 5 1/4" square panel. Stamp skating snowman from HCPC-3750 Frolicking Frosty set in Teal Zeal ink onto bottom of 5 1/4" square panel. Stamp snowflake pattern from HCPC-3751 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag set in Summer Sky ink across square panel 4x to create snowy scene. Stamp Merry Christmas from HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Set in Berrylicious ink onto panel as pictured. Sponge edges of the stamped square panel with Berrylicious ink and attach onto card.

Stamp large, medium and small spruce trees from HCPC-3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Set and skating snowman from HCPC-3750 Frolicking Frosty set in Teal Zeal ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Use fingertip sponges and Fantastix along with Teal Zeal, Berrylicious and Cantaloupe ink to color snowman. Apply Berrylicious ink lightly onto snowman's cheeks to create a rosy look. Shape snowman and trees, then attach onto card with glue and dimensional adhesive as pictured. Use Dries White glue to apply Crystal Glitter on trees. Use Dries Clear glue to apply Crystal glitter on snowman, ground and snowflakes as pictured.

Snowflake Wishes

Snowflake Wishes

Other products: White Card Stock, Prima Ink: Faded Jeans and Farmer Jeans

Instructions: Cut dark blue designer paper 6" x 6". Cut light blue designer sheet of paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Stamp the snowflakes all over the light blue sheet with varying colors of the blue inks. Add to the front of the card. Line the border die up on blue card stock and cut out on one side and then line up and cut the other side so it ends up being a border just over 6" in length. Attach to the front of the card as shown. Cut out two large snowflakes in the light blue designer paper and then highlight with dark ink on the raised areas. Add to the front of the card. Stamp and cut out various snowflakes. Attach randomly to the front of the card gluing some flat and some raised with pop dots. Scribble all the snowflakes with dries clear glue and then cover with glitter. Cut the strip of sentiment and ink the edges with dark blue ink. Attach to the front of the card as shown. Finish off the card by adding to a plain white card stock base card 6" x 6".

Blue Layered Snowflake Layout

Blue Layered Snowflake Layout

Other products: Cardstock- White and Navy, Ink- ColorBox (Storm, Sailboat), Corner Rounder, Circle Punch- 1.75", Buttons, Gems, Pearls, Core'dinations Glitter Prints, 3D Foam Tape, Hot Glue

Instructions: I used grey ink to ink all of the edges of my patterned paper and cardstock. I used a piece of white cardstock as the base of my layout. Something to adhere the pieces of patterned paper to. Cut a piece of the light blue patterned paper to 1" x 12" and adhere to the top of the cardstock. Cut a piece of light blue patterned paper that is 3" x 12" and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a piece of the dark blue patterned paper that is 12" x 8.5", adhere this just above the light blue patterned paper at the bottom. Cut out the navy border strip, add a piece of white cardstock that is 0.5" x 12" and adhere to the border strip leaving just a little bit showing at the top. Adhere this strip to the top of the layout. Cut a strip of the glitter paper that is 1" x 12" and adhere to where the patterns at the bottom of the layout meet. Add a 0.5" strip of the light blue patterned paper on top of the glitter paper.

Using the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Die, cut 2 large white snowflakes, cut 2 large snowflake backgrounds from navy cardstock. Stamp and die cut a variety of snowflakes, all shapes and sizes using navy ink.

Using my circle punch, I cut out 3 circles from the navy circle patterned paper. Adhere one on either side of the layered border and one in the middle. Cut off whatever is left hanging over the edge of the layout. Add small snowflakes to the middle of each circle, I added a gem to the small snowflake in the middle circle. Layer your large snowflakes and adhere to the border as well. I added buttons in the middles, and gems all over.

Find and cut out the small journal block at the top of my layout. Die cut the light blue mini tag using the Luggage and Tags Die. Adhere the small journal block to the top right hand side of the layout. Cut a piece of the glitter paper that is 4" x 4" and adhere to the left hand side of the layout. Cut a strip of the light blue diamond patterned paper that is 2" x 11" and round the corners on both ends. Adhere this on top of the glitter paper you had just added.

I cut my photo to 4" x 4", and matted it in white and navy cardstock. Find and cut out the large 6" x 6" photo mat. Mat the large patterned photo mat in glitter paper. Adhere the matted photo to the large mat using 3D foam tape. Adhere to the layout on the right hand side. Tuck the mini tag just under the matted photo and add a little snowflake and pearl. Cut out and add the “You Melt My Heart” title strip and adhere to the left hand side of your matted photo. Add a few more snowflakes, just above the title. Add a couple more buttons for embellishment and you're done!

Skating Frosty Winter Scene

Skating Frosty Winter Scene

Other products: White 120 lb. card stock, blue card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock (or any Copic compatible paper), Copics Alcohol Ink Markers: G40, YG61, YG63, YG39, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR20, YR24, B0000, B000, B21, R20, opaque white ink, Weathered Wood Distress Ink, die - Embossing machine, paper trimmer, double sided tape, Post-It Note

Instructions: Cut 5 1/2" x 11" white card stock for your card base. Score and create a crisp fold at 5 1/2". The base layer was cut from blue card stock and measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". For the scenic background, I selected a paper with spruce trees and a small snowman that would match Frosty. The designer paper was cut at 5" x 5". Frolicking Frosty was stamped on X-Press It card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink. (Memento Ink is compatible with Copic Markers and will not discolor the nibs.)

The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers. I used the following color combinations - G40, YG61, YG63, YG39, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR20, YR24, B0000, B000, B21 and a touch of R20 to the cheeks. I speckled the image with opaque white ink to look like snowflakes. The image was die cut using the Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die.

I masked the image on the designer paper with a Post-It Note and stamped some spruce trees with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I created dimension by using a "stamp off" technique. The tree was stamped and then stamped a second and third time in different areas without re-inking the stamp. This will allow some trees to look like they are in the distance. I used an opaque white ink pen and dotted the trees in areas to look like snow.

The layers were adhered with double sided tape. Frosty was popped up on the paper with dimensional foam dots. For a little added bling - I used Designer Adhesive - Dries Clear Glue and dotted it in the sky. I then added white and blue Gala Glitz.

Snowy Scene Window Card

Snowy Scene Window Card

Other products: Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two; White Cardstock; Curious Iridescent - Crogen White; VersaMark Watermark Ink; ColorBox Chalk Ink - Chive and French Blue; Brilliance Pigment Ink - Pearlescent Ivy; Copics R56, R59, B32, B34, B37, G24, G28, E00, E23, E25, E27, E33, E35, E37, C00, C3, W1, W5, W7, W9, Y15, G82, G85, G94, G99, YG03, YG05, YG17; Yellow Stickles

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

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" white side opening card base out of white cardstock. Out of blue design paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection die cut the window using the Botanic Window Die. Adhere to 6" x 6" card front from the same paper collection. Lay center of window die on window and die cut through both layers (remove the center). Sponge card front with French Blue Chalk Ink before adhering to card front with pop dots. Die cut a piece of Cryogen White Paper with the center of the window die and stamp the winter scene from the Snow Kissed Spruce Set. Color with Copics and sponge edges with French Blue Chalk Ink. Stamp "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Celebrate the Seasons Stamp Set using Pearlescent Ivy Ink onto an oval that has been die cut using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two. Sponge edges of oval with French Blue Chalk Ink and adhere to winter scene. Adhere entire colored image to the card base. Die cut the "Winter Wonderland" sentiment from the design paper using the arrow from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Sponge edges of arrow with Chive Chalk Ink and adhere to card with pop dots. On White Cardstock stamp the tree image from the Snow Kissed Spruce Set using Northern Pine Ink and die cut with coordinating die. Color tree trunk with E25 Copic marker. Adhere to side of window with pop dots. Using design paper from the Celebrate the Season and the Snow Kissed Collection stamp the poinsettias and holly leaves using VersaMark Watermark Ink, add Gold Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess and heat set. Die cut poinsettias and holly leaves using coordinating dies. Also die cut a few springs using green design paper and the Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die. Add Dries White Glue to the tips and Crystal Glitter to the green sprigs. Shape the poinsettias, leaves and sprigs using the Flower Shaping Tools. Assemble as shown, adding Tu Tu Pink Prills, Plum Crazy Prills (from the Rock N' Roll Set) and Ice Queen Prills (from the Bright Idea Set) to the poinsettia centers and holly leaves, as shown. On Vellum Paper with Watermark Ink stamp the snowflakes. Add Bridal Embossing Powder, tap off excess and heat set. Die cut snowflakes with coordinating dies and adhere to card front with Dries Clear Adhesive. Add Crystal Glitter to the Copic colored scene, the pine tree, the scene on the design paper and the greenery on the design paper.

Snowy Scene And Snowman

Snowy Scene And Snowman

Other products: Green Card Stock, Black Card Stock, Curious Cryogen metallic card stock, Copic Markers: B91, B93, B95, R35, R37, R59, RV21, B000, YR04, Silver Gelly Roll, ATG, Glossy Accents, Dimensional Foam, Chipboard, snow marker, heat gun

Instructions: For "Baby, It's Cold Outside”, begin with a 6" square green card stock base. Add a 5 3/4" designer paper panel then create a border using some of the striped designer paper. Find the panel with the creek scene and trim the "Baby It's Cold Outside" off the bottom as well as the outer snowman edge. Mount this on a piece of green card stock and adhere to the card base as shown in the sample. Mount the trimmed saying on a piece of green card stock and center on the border piece you created. Stamp the waving snowman and cut out with the matching die. Color with Copics and then mount onto the card using ATG and dimensional foam. Add snow marker to the base of the snowman and hit lightly with a heat gun to puff it up. Add Silver Gelly Roll to the bell buttons on the snowman and Glossy Accents to his carrot nose.

For "From Our House to Yours", begin with a 6" square green card stock base. Add a striped designer paper background 5 3/4" square. Find the panel with the chickadee and trim off the outer border. Carefully trim the circle out of the middle of this panel and mount it to a green circle backing piece. Add green card stock to the back of the square panel and center on the card front. Add two pieces of chipboard to the back of the circle and mount onto the card front. Trim out the "From our Home to Yours" sentiment and back with black and then green card stock. Attach with ATG and dimensional foam.

Snowman Shadow Box

Snowman Shadow Box

Other products: White and Blue Cardstock, Forest Moss Distress Ink, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Zig Clean Color Watercolor Real Brush Markers in 026 Light Pink, 094 Gray Brown, 023 Scarlet Red, 036 Light Blue and 047 May Green, Windsor Newton Iridescent Medium, Water Brush, Watercolor Paper, Bling on a String, Dimensional Tape, White Embossing Powder, hot glue

Instructions: This box is 6" X 6". Cut one piece of cardstock 8" X 8" and one piece of cardstock at 8 1/16" X 8 1/16". Score both pieces at 1" around all four sides. Glue the bottom piece together and set aside. Now working on the top piece, cut a circle in the middle of the card, then cut out a snowflake and cut off until there is only a short piece left. Glue it so that it makes a grid for the circle cut out. Next take a piece of blue cardstock and cut a circle in it. Place it behind the cut out on the top part of the box and glue the piece of the snowflake between the blue and the white so the cut part is hidden. Cut another piece of blue cardstock to fit the inside bottom part of the box and glue it down. Next I found an image of the sleigh on one of the card fronts and cut it out using the circle die again. Glue this so it is showing behind the circle on the box top. I used hot glue to apply some bling around the circle just to give it a festive look.

I fussy cut the little snowman and ornaments on another card front and glued it to the top of the box. Next stamp the little snowman onto watercolor paper and color using the Zig markers and the iridescent Medium. Once it dried, I glued it to the corner piece and fussy cut a sentiment out of the paper. Stamp, emboss and cut out the trees: add glitter to the front of the trees and then use  dimensional tape to adhere to the top of the box. When I embossed the snowflakes, I added some glitter to the embossing powder and then embossed and cut out. I decided where I wanted the snowflakes to go and then used dimensional tape to adhere them.

Snowman And Trees Flip Fold Card

Snowman And Trees Flip Fold Card

Other products: Ranger distress ink: Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, Derwent watercolor pencils: Madder Carmine, Spectrum Blue, Gold; Ranger dimensional pearls: Denim, white cardstock, black ink, foam dots

Instructions: Cut a 6" x 12" strip of cardstock and fold in half for the card base. Adhere the square base of the flip fold onto the card base. Cut a large square panel from patterned paper. Distress the edges and adhere to the back panel of the flip fold. Cut panels of green background paper to the fit the front of the other two card faces. Distress and adhere in place. Stamp three sets of spruce trees in green ink. Die cut and shape with a stylus. Adhere using foam dots onto each of the three faces of the card as shown. Apply glue to the trees using a fine metal nib, then sprinkle with glitter. Apply black ink to the background part only of the snowman image and stamp onto the base of the card. Stamp the snowman onto white card and die cut. Colour the snowman and the background ornaments using watercolour pencils. Apply glitter to the small details of the ornaments. Shape the snowman with a stylus, then adhere with a double height of foam dots. Apply glitter along the base of the snowman and ornaments. Apply a row of paint dots around the circular frame on the back panel. Adhere a sentiment tag along the right side of the snowman.

Winter Wonderland Snowy Scene

Winter Wonderland Snowy Scene

Other products: Pro-markers Berry Red, Bright Green, Grass; Crystal snow Deco-Art Snow-Tex, Quickie Glue pen Glamour Dust, Memento coco Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinder Oval White card and Green Card

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 white card 6" x 6" and make an aperture with the spellbinder oval and place in embossing folder and run through Machine. Cut green card 6" x 6" and make an aperture with Spellbinders Oval slightly smaller oval, then cut white card 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" and stamp image then adhere onto white card 7" x 7" and layer all up. Stamp trees and Poinsettia and holly and cut out using matching dies. Colour in flower and holly using pro-markers. Make a fish tail and stamp Christmas message onto card then put snow-tex on trees and crystal snow on stamped image. Add fishtail to top of card and add flower and holly.

Home Sweet Home Snow Globe Card

Home Sweet Home Snow Globe Card

Other products: Inks: Distress Inks: Faded jeans, Pine needles, Forest moss; Derwent Inktense water color pencils: 1910-Red oxide, 0850-Deep blue, 1560-Fern, 0200-Sun yellow, 2300-Antique white, 1320-Ionion green, 1740-Saddle brown, 0720-Thistle, 1710 Amber, 1900-Willow, 0600 Shiraz, 0500 Chili red; Paper: Card stock: Crafters Companion White hint of gold 300gm, White card stock for stamping, Watercolor paper; Other: Diamond dust, Double sided foam tape, Clear embossing powder, Archival black ink, Versa-mark, Fussy cutting scissors, Creative Expressions embossing folder ILLUSION EF-015, Dutch Doobadoo Snow Globe stencil, Ranger Glossy accents, Spellbinders circle dies

Instructions: Using the Doobadoo Snow Globe and trace out or draw a snow globe in card form. Ink the Snow Globe edges with the ink. Cut a hole in the front to place the clear card stock to form a glass front. From the paper pad, select and cut a matting for the out side foot and inside foot and ball. Emboss both paper cuts. Taking the white card stock cut: matting for the front inside foot, cut 2x the large snow flake, cut 6 x the Home Sweet Home title. Adhere the title layers together, ink the top layer with Pine needles ink then apply a thick layer of the glossy accents. Put aside to dry.

Stamp the image of the horse and sleigh, color with the watercolor pencils. Die cut into a circle. Stamp the spruce trees first with ink then with clear embossing powder then die cut and shape with the shaping tools. Apply the white drying glue to the tips of the trees, large snowflake, the sentiment and the snow lines in the stamped image apply the white drying glue then dip in the Diamond dust. When dry adhere all in place on the card front and card inside. To finish the card, apply a thick layer of the white drying glue to the edge of the globe out side and inside. Dip this also into the Diamond dust. Ready to go.

Aqua Snowflake Gift Box

Aqua Snowflake Gift Box

Other products: White and white pearl cardstock, light aqua glitter paper, light aqua pearl paper, green pearl embossing powder, Versamark ink, Tonic woodland green crystal drops, white seed beads, Glue, pop-dots

Watch this video https://youtu.be/1INCr0klRIQ to learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia. Watch this video https://youtu.be/Gnaj5vc8_b0 to learn how to create DIY treat boxes.

Instructions: Die cut two of the gift box die from striped sheet of paper pad. Assemble using above video as a guide. Glue these together on the long side. Cut a 1 3/4" X 11" strip of the same paper and using the double scallop die from the Border Essentials Die set, die cut both sides of this strip. You can die cut the long strip by overlapping the die on the already cut border & the back of the paper to fit. Glue each end of the strip on the short ends of the box, creating a handle.

Using the solid piece of the large snowflake die cut two pieces from glitter paper. Cut two of the snowflake from pearl paper. Glue one of these to each glitter cut-out. Line them up and glue to the front & back of the gift box. Stamp the medium tree twice on white cardstock with Versamark. Sprinkle with green embossing powder and heat set. Cut with matching die. Add crystal drops as pictured and when dry center & glue to snowflake. Stamp two each of the small presents with Versamark on aqua pearl cardstock, dust with white embossing powder & heat set. Cut with matching dies. Attach one of each to the base of each spruce tree with pop-dots. Stamp two sets of Poinsettias onto white cardstock with Versamark, dust with green embossing powder and heat set. Stamp two sets of holly leaves onto aqua pearl cardstock with Versamark, dust with white embossing powder and heat set. Cut three each of the small sprig dies in the gift box die from aqua pearl cardstock. Shape and assemble poinsettia using video above as a guide, adding the seed beads for center. Arrange and glue poinsettia, holly, & sprigs to the top of the handle to complete your gift box.

Christmas Chocolate Gift Boxes

Christmas Chocolate Gift Boxes

Other products: White Card Stock, Black Card Stock, Glitter Paper, Decoart Snow Writer, Derwent Watercolor pencils: Oriental Blue, Madder Carmine, Spectrum Orange, Turquoise Green and Grass Green, lace ribbon and bling from my stash and die cutting machine

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

Instructions: Start by die cutting the Gift box die 2 times out of White card stock. Using a piece of ribbon for the hinge, place the 2 boxes face down with the open ends facing to the middle and the closed ends on the top and bottom. Apply glue to the back of the boxes and using a wide piece of ribbon attach the ribbon so it spans the length of the box centered on the seam between the 2 box pieces. When the glue dries this will give you a easy operating hinge. To finish off the box, cut panels from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection 1/4" smaller and center on the box panels as shown.

The outside of the box can be finished anyway you desire :) Here I decided to show you two possible ways.

The first way was using the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die. The die outer piece was die cut from Black card stock and the inner layer out of glitter paper. After adhering the 2 layers together, glue to just the bottom box to allow the box to open. Finish with a tag from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection die cut with the Luggage and Tags die and a few of the small snowflakes stamped with white ink on blue cardstock and heat embossed with bridal embossing powder.

The second way is using the Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set. The Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set was stamped on White cardstock and die cut using the matching die and then colored using watercolor pencils. The snow effect on the cute little snowman was created with DecoArt snow writer and lightly dusted with crystal glitter.

Christmas Tag Gift Basket

Christmas Tag Gift Basket

Other products: Colorbox ink pad warm red, Dotted red ribbon, Sugar shimmer powder, pearl strings, eyelets-two pieces -red, vellum and red packaging paper for insert, crystal adhesive bling, twine, brads, red embossed cardstock

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

Instructions: Cut out two pieces of box shape die cut from white card stock using the gift box die. Score on all the lines, burnish well and fold. Adhere the box to make a gift box by applying glue on the fold flaps. Adhere all the flaps except one long side. Repeat the same with other box. Slide one long flap of one box inside the flap of other box. Apply glue at the bottom flap. This will increase the size of the box.

Stamp the tag cling stamp on white cardstock four times with Warm Red colorbox ink. Cut it with Tag die. In the gift box, two sides are bigger. Keep two tags for these. Add eyelets on them using eyelet setting tool. The other two side flaps on the are smaller. Cut the upper part of the other two tags to fit to the size of these sides. Adhere all the tags to all four sides.  Cut a strip of red embossed cardstock 1" x 10". Attach to the box with the help of brads. Cut out christmas ornaments from the paper pad. Add glue and sprinkle shimmer. Let it dry. Attach to twine and hang from one corner. Make a bow from the dotted ribbon. Add pearl bling in the centre. Attach to the box as shown. Cut out strips of pattern paper and decorate the tags. Add Crystal adhesive bling. Wrap your gift in vellum and red paper and secure inside the box.

Elegant Snowman Tag

Elegant Snowman Tag

Other products: Hickory Smoke, Carved Pumpkin, Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple, Forest Moss & Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, Black Archival Ink, Ebosser, Martha Stewart scoreboard, white & watercolor cardstock, Koi Waterbrush, pearls & adhesive

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves. Watch this video for tips on using decorative border dies https://youtu.be/Ms-PmK7svGI.

Instructions: To make the tag take a 3 3/4" x 8" piece of white cardstock & die cut the top & bottom edge using Ornate Borders and Pockets Die. Stamp the tree image from Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set few times on this tag using Forest Moss Distress ink.

Stamp the snowman image from Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock with black archival ink & die cut it using Botanic Window Die. Stamp it again on another piece of cardstock & die cut with matching die from Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die. Color the images with distress ink pads & koi waterbrush. Glue the snowman on the bigger image. Die cut the window frame from white cardstock using Botanic Window Die & adhere it to the colored image. Adhere this down to the tag base with foam adhesive.

Stamp the wreath & vine stamp from Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set on watercolor cardstock using Black Archival ink & color with Forest Moss Distress ink pad & Koi waterbrush. Add Rock N' Roll Prills (Berry Nice) on both to make the berries. Adhere them on the tag base as shown.

Stamp the poinsettia image from Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set & Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set with aged mahogany distress ink & the leaf with forest moss distress ink. Die cut them using the matching die from Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die & Celebrate the Season Die. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit & add Spring Bling Prills (Heart of Gold) to the flower center. Adhere this to the wreath. Add some pearls for finishing touch.

Frolicking Frosty Step Card

Frolicking Frosty Step Card

Other products: Spellbinders Happy Days Die Set, Fairy Dust; Glue Gloss Pen; Faded Jeans distress ink, Stormy Sky Distress Ink; Canson Water Colour Paper; Xpress It Foam Adhesive; Liquid Applique; White Card, Blue card; Distress Markers in Pumice Stone; stormy sky; Wild Honey; Fired Brick; Black Archival Ink, Tinsel embossing powder, stardust pen clear

Instructions: Card Base is using the spellbinders happy days die set cut out on blue cardstock. (It measures around 5.5" x 5.5".) Stamp snowman image on canson water colour paper measuring 5" x 5" and colour with markers. Stamp out two more times on canson paper and color with markers. Cut out one image and on second just the hat. Set aside for now. Place background die on top of snowman image and center die on top then cut using die. Cut one background from die set on pattern paper from snow kissed collection. Layer two other snowman images on top as shown. Stamp and cut a set of snowflake on white card with embossing ink, heat set with Tinsel embossing powder. Use this as detail on top of snow image background. Stamp and cut out two medium trees and two small trees using faded jeans distress ink. Set in background as shown and detail with liquid applique and heat set. Using small square die in die set, cut out the four small images from the tag sheet and adhere to steps as shown. Cut out sentiment. Add liquid applique to bottom of snowman, sprinkle with fairy dust and heat set. Detail card with fairy dust or stardust pen.

Frolicking Frosty Skating

Frolicking Frosty Skating

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Bazzills Typhoon, Coordinations Merry; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, QuickQuotes Blue Moon; Accessories: Diamond Stickles, snowflake button, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Yellow Ochre, Mineral Orange, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Black, Dark Green, Cool Grey 90%, Indigo Blue, Indanthrone Blue, Metallic Silver

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 6". Cut Typhoon cardstock 6" x 12", score at 6" and fold crease to make card base. Cut Merry cardstock 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and glue to card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from paper collection, trim 1/8" off on all four sides and die cut center using Large Rounded Square Die. Ink all edges with Blue Moon Ink and set "frame" aside.

Stamp skating snowman image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Color snowman completely on one image and cut with matching die. On second image, color trees and outside edges of snowman. Trim image down to fit behind frame. Add die cut snowman over snowman on image using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add frame to card base using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Trim sentiment from paper collection, curve slightly and glue in place as pictured. Add snowflake button to top right and cover with Diamond Stickles. Add Diamond Stickles, glue and glitter as desired.

Partial Die Cut Snowman

Partial Die Cut Snowman

Other products: Black Archival ink, Zig Clean clear brush pens: O30, 031, 033, 034, 060, 061 and 065, scoring board, koi brush, sticker sheet, white card stock, twine and beads

Instructions: The finished card measures 5 1/2" by 6 1/2". Cut a front panel of 5" by 6" from white card stock. Stamp the sentiment using black archival ink and wait till dry. Score the whole panel at 1/8". Cut another piece from white card stock and stamp the snowman with black archival ink. Paint the image using Zig clean clear brush pens. Partial cut the image using its coordinating die and layer it on front panel using glue dots. Add a strip of tacky tape, on the top base and remove its releasing film. Dust silver glitter and dust extra. For extra interests add glittered stars and add tassels as shown.

Skates On Snowflakes Background

Skates On Snowflakes Background

Other products: Clear heat embossing powder, Versamark ink, Black archival ink, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Hickory Smoke distress inks, silver glitter, white card stock, Classic circle die, Zig Clear Brush Pens: 082, 032, 036

Instructions: Ready Card measures 5" by 7". For front panel take 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" white card stock and stamp with Versamark ink. Add clear embossing powder and heat set. Ink it using Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, and Hickory Smoke distress inks. Trim it as shown and mat it on a black card stock on the base. Layer the panel on the card base. Cut a strip 1/4" by 6 1/2" long from white card stock add stick a red tacky tape 1/8" in the centre. Release the red sticker and add glitter. Burnish it with fingers for extra shine and dust extra. Layer the strip as shown using glue dots. Take white card stock and transfer sticker sheet. Run it through die cutting machine and cut a frame from the same using Spellbinder's Classic Circle die. Remove the releasing paper and add glitter. Burnish it with your fingers for extra shine and dust extra. Layer the frame on the circle die cut using dimensional tape. The skates are stamped using Black Archival Ink and painted using Zig Clear brush pens. The image is then cut using its coordinating die and layered using glue dots. The sentiment is from Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set. To add extra interests add few glittered stars and add glittered tassels with twine as shown.

Glittered Snowflakes Christmas

Glittered Snowflakes Christmas

Other products: Silver glitter, Black Archival ink, die cutting machine, distress ink peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, and Salty Ocean, Sticker sheet, twine and few drop shaped white beads

Instructions: Ready side open card measures 5" by 7". Cut a smooth white cardstock measuring 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" for the front panel. Start inking the panel with Salty Ocean from the base, Peacock Feather in the middle, and Seedless Preserves on the top. Tape the Snowflake Kissed die on the left side of the panel and run through die-cutting machine. Take out the outer ring of the snowflake and reserve it for next use and release rest of the snowflake from the die. Discard all negative pieces and fix the die cut inside the die again and keep aside. Now take another white panel of same size and stick a sticker sheet. Peel off the sticker sheet and release its second release paper and stick directly under the negative (inked panel) of the die cut. Now set the die on the empty sticky place. Lift the die and press smoothly using releasing paper that was left from the sticker sheet. Add silver glitter to all empty spaces. Dust the panel and to remove extra glitter. For the half snowflake, ink another piece of card stock the same way and die cut. This time keep the outer ring as well. Discard all negatives from the die cut and fix it back again into the die. Stick a sticker sheet on another white card stock and release the second release paper. Keeping the sticking side facing up, put the die cut on top along with the die and press. Lift the die now. Burnish the die cut smoothly using the releasing paper left from the sticker sheet. Fussy cut it, trim it into half and layer it on the right side of the panel using glue dots. To add little more decoration, transfer the sticker sheet on white cardstock and using small star dies run it through die cutting machine. Remove the releasing paper and add glitter. Burnish the glitter with fingers for extra shine. Glue them using the adhesive that dries clear. The sentiment is stamped with black archival ink and is from Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set. Layer the panel on the card base and add twine to add more interest.

White Poinsettias And Trees

White Poinsettias And Trees

Other products: Spellbinders Nestabilities "Majestic Labels twenty-five", Stickles "Star Dust", glass beads, Color Box stamp pad "Silver", white card stock, Copic marker G21 Lime Green, Iridescent  sequins

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 white card stock 6 3/4" x 9" and fold it in half to make the card base. Cut one set of each of the decorative layers from the Spellbinders dies. Stamp Merry Christmas on one of the die cut pieces.

Stamp 3 of the medium spruce trees, enough poinsettias to make 2 flowers with leafs, and 4 of the small snowflakes with the Silver stamp pad. Stickles the trees and snowflakes. Put the flower together, color the leafs with the lime green copic marker, add the glass beads and stickles.

Layer all the die cut pieces on the card base. Arrange the flowers on one end of the card and the trees on the other. Glue snowflakes all around the card and add the sequins in the center to make them sparkle.

Stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card and add a few snowflakes on each corner.

Lavender Blooms Thinking Of You

Lavender Blooms Thinking Of You

Other products: Dream Weaver Stencil and Embossing Paste, Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels, Foam Sheet, Versa Mark, Memento Grape Jelly, Memento Dandelion, Clear Embossing Powder

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 the Italiana Riviera Paper and spread some paste on using the stencil. Back with a piece of foam sheet and adhere to card. Cut and make a banner tag and layer with the back side of the paper, back with foam sheet and add to card. Cut the label out, use the stamp positioner and stamp the sentiment. Use dots and add to card. Stamp the leaves and flowers, cut out, shape and adhere to card. To finish add glitter and Prills.

Sunflowers And Ladybugs Oval

Sunflowers And Ladybugs Oval

Other products: Colorbox Green, Creative Embellishments "Fancy Oval Frame", Recollections 110lb Cream card stock

Watch this video https://youtu.be/faTpandFJLI to see how to shape the Classic Sunflower.

Instructions: Prepare your card base at 5 1/2" x 7", locate the background paper form the Classic Sunflower paper pack trim to 5 3/8" x 6 7/8" and adhere to card base. Add the Fancy Oval Frame. Using the Stamp Positioner, stamp the sentiment in the center. Stamp the flowers and leaves. Color, cut out, shape and add to card. Color the Lady bugs and add also. Cut the Bella Rose out of Black cardstock, use the swirls only and add under the leaves and flowers. To finish add Glitter and Prills.

Night Before Christmas

Night Before Christmas

Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, heat embossing tool, diecutting machine

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/Hf9-3YQWBXM for tips to create this card.

Instructions: Cut white cardstock to 10 x 7", score and fold at 5" to create card base. Cut the striped poinsettia patterned paper from the Winter's Eve collection to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8". Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and attach directly onto the card base. 

Stamp the window frame from the HCPC-3794 Window Frame stamp set, 2 sets flowers, 2 sets of berry sprigs and 1 set of branches from HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers in Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with the coordinating dies. Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images as follows. Use Teal Zeal on the window frame. Use Lipstick Red on flowers and berries. Use the New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves on the leaves and stems. Use Northern Pine on the branches. Shape the flowers and leaves. 

Using from the Window Box elements die, diecut one of the ornate border from white cardstock. From the same die, cut the window box and eyelet border from white cardstock. Use the Tool N' One to easily remove paper pieces from the diecuts. Stamp the 'Night before Christmas' message onto the front of the window box in Teal Zeal ink. Sponge the eyelet border with Teal Zeal ink and attach onto the top edge of the window box. Assemble the window box as shown in the tutorial. 

Cut a piece of clear cardstock to fit behind the window frame and attach directly. Cut the christmas tree scene from the paper collection and attach to window frame with dimensional adhesive. Attach directly onto the card base. Attach the ornate border on the top of the window. Attach the window box at the base of window. Attach the flowers and leaves into the window box. Use dries clear glue to attach the prills to the centers of the flowers.

Use dries white glue along with Rajni Chawla's frosting powder on the corners of the window panes, top ornate border and branches in the window box. Use a sponge to dab some Dries Clear glue randomly over card as desired, then sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set. This finishes it off with a sparkly snowy look.

Purple Poinsettia Hues

Purple Poinsettia Hues

Other Products: Plum and White cardstock, Diamond Stickles, White/Gold Baker's Twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner, Adhesive Dots), 2.75” Circle Punch, Dark Grey Ink

Instructions: The card base is 6 x 6" using plum cardstock. Cut the light purple snowflake patterned paper to 5.75 x 5.75". Cut the dark purple snowflake patterned paper to  5.75 x 4.5". Cut the light blue snowflake patterned paper to 5.75 x 3.75". Cut a strip of the teal patterned paper that is 1 x 5.75". Use daubers to ink the edges with Concord and Guacamole ink. Adhere these layers together. 

Find and die cut the large light blue tag and the small teal tag using the Luggage and Tags Die. Add baker's twine to each. Cut a small piece of the purple border strip to attach near the top of the large tag. Find and cut out the dark purple journal tag and the light blue journal block with the purple designs on each end. Ink the edges using same inks and adhere the dark purple block, then add the tags on top. Then attach the light blue block using 3D foam squares.

Punch out the circle poinsettia image using a circle punch. Die cut large snowflake from white cardstock. Adhere these to the card front using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut the Sparkling Poinsettia using grey ink on white cardstock. Add colour to the images using Concord and Guacamole inks and daubers. Shape the flowers stamens using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the flowers, and then add Stickles to the tips of all of the petals. Adhere to the card. 

Find and cut out the “Merry Christmas” sentiment and flag both ends. Add to the card using 3D foam squares.

Winter's Eve Blessings

Winter's Eve Blessings

Other Products: Hot Glue Gun, Pine Needle Distress ink, Crushed Olive Distress ink, Vibrant Fuchsia Archival ink, Black Archival, Plum Archival

Instructions: The final card measures 6 x 6". Take a 6 x 12" white card stock, score and fold at 6" to form the card base. Cut a coordinating paper 1/8" less than the card base and distress the edges. To further create the 3rd layer, cut and distress 12 pieces to create the brick wall as a backdrop. 

Stamp candle and multiple pieces of Holly Berry leaves on white cardstock using black ink. Color them using zig clean brushes. Later using some glossy accents, add Frosting Powder on all the leaves and berries. Die cut two pieces of paper from the paper collection using the oval dies with an 1/8" difference.

Distress all the edges, and using foam glue dots adhere them on the card panel. Later assemble all the leaves and berries tucked in on the card panel. Finish the card with the sentiment, cut from the paper collection.

Holly Trimmed Window

Holly Trimmed Window

Other Products: White cardstock, 3D foam tape, Foamiran, waterproof black ink, puffing snow, water color paints

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

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Finished card is 6 x 6". Start with 6" x 12" white cardstock, score and fold at 6". Cut from Winter's Eve Paper Collection 7/8" smaller than card base, adhere to card base. Choose another piece of designer paper, cut to fit behind window.

Die cut decorative pieces from HCD1-7150 on Winter's Eve designer paper. Cut lattice piece in half lengthwise. Stamp Window Frame Stamp Set on blue designer paper and die cut with coordinating die. Adhere together along with church panel and adhere to card using 3D tape.

Stamp holly with black ink from Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp onto white cardstock and die cut with coordinating die. Paint using water color paints. Lightly shape and cut apart to fit around window as shown.

Adhere using hot glue. Add some puffing snow, and Rajni's Crystal Clear, heat set. 

Winter's Eve Easel Frame

Winter's Eve Easel Frame

Other Products: Paper trimmer, Chameleon Pens Grass Green and Crimson Red, Stampin Up Early Espresso ink, ribbon, string of pearls, pearl curvy  

Watch video on how to create frame card HERE

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

Instructions: Using white cardstock, cut one piece of cardstock 10" x 10", and one piece of cardstock 10 1/8" x 10 1/8". Score on all four sides of the cardstock at 2". Cut a slit on one side of each square in the corners to the score line. Assemble box bottom and box top. 

Cut Winter's Eve Design paper for the box top. One piece of paper for the top of the box 5 7/8" x 5 7/8". Cut four pieces of paper for the sizes 1 7/8" x 6". Glue Winter's Eve paper to the top and sides of the box. 

Die cut with white cardstock one Snow Kissed tag, one festive holiday die, one window frame decorative die, and four decorative medallion dies. Die cut the tag with the church from the Winter's Eve collection using the Luggage and tag die. Glue the four decorative medallion dies pieces to the bottom of the box. Glue string of pearls along the bottom, middle and top of the box as illustrated in the picture. Glue pearl swirl to the top of the box. 

Stamp one each of the cardinals and holly from the Festive Holly stamp sets, using black ink on white cardstock. Die cut with coordinating dies and shape.

Die cut the church image from the paper collection using Cut Mat Create 2A die. Create the card shadow box per instructions on the video for making the card frame box. Glue the church scene into the back of the card frame. Cut a piece of white card stock 5" x 5" and score at 2 1/2". Cover this piece of cardstock and the shadow box frame frame with paper from the Winter's Eve collection. On the back of the shadow box form a easel to hold the card frame in the upright position on the top of the box. Glue the easel frame bottom base to the top of the box. Glue the holly and cardinal pieces in place on either side of the card frame. Glue the Festive Holly lace die cut piece to the top of the card frame. Make a bow from ribbon and place on the top of the card frame in the middle of the Festive Holly lace die. Cut out the piece on Earth saying from the Winter's Eve paper and foram tap to the top of the lacy window frame die cut. Foam tape the lacy die piece and peace on earth piece in from the card frame to hold the scene in an upright position. Glue the tag scene to the white cardstock luggage tag. Place a ribbon at the top of the tag. Form tape at an angle to the top of the box. 

Country Christmas

Country Christmas

Other Products: White cardstock, VersaFine Grey Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Copic Markers - C3, B93, R37, R22, R32, YG03, YG63, G94, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, Glitter Ritz

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winter's Eve Window Frame here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf9-3YQWBXM

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Trim preprinted background panel slightly smaller than card base, ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink and adhere to card base. Trim down small premade card panel featuring church as shown. Ink all edges with a brown colored ink. 

Die cut decorative lattice die from Window Box Elements die onto white cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Adhere halves to each side of church scene as shown. Adhere to card base using pop dots. 

Stamp Window Frame image onto white card stock using a grey ink. Die cut using coordinating die and adhere over church scene as shown. Stamp one inking of church bells from the Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp Set along with one inking of each of the rose style leaves and one holly berry style foliage cluster from Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set. Color with Copic markers and then die cut using coordinating dies. Shape bells and all foliage die cuts slightly with flower shaping tools and adhere to card front as shown. Using a dries clear glue and crystal clear glitter add snow effects to window, bells and greenery. Using a dries clear glue and a transparent glitter add some glitter accents to the background panel.

Cut out preprinted sentiment and ink all edges with a brown ink. Adhere to base of window die cut. 

Winter's Glow

Winter's Glow

Other Products: Kraft cardstock, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, heat tool glue gun, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Candle -  R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame - E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves - YG11, YG45, G28 G46), White gel pen, Clear Crackle Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, double sided tape

 Emma Lou's Tutorial on creating flowers with the Blazing Poppy Petal Set can be found  here

Instructions: Create a top fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" white card base. Cut a base layer from kraft cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". Select the designer paper as shown and cut at 5 x 5". Apply Clear Crackle paint to designer paper on left side of the paper, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set. Apply Designer Dries Clear on the left side of designer paper and apply Teal Gala Glitz. Allow to dry. Adhere the layers to the card base with double sided tape. Stamp the candle with Memento Desert Sand Ink and die cut. I used X-Press Blending Cardstock for the candle because I colored it with Copic Markers. The Candle was colored with the following color combo- (Candle- R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame- E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves- YG11, YG45, G28 G46). The holly leaves were  accented with a white gel pen. Die cut window frame from designer paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection. The window frame was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The light yellow green designer paper was selected to back the window frame. It was sponged with Vintage Photo. 

The Blazing Poppy Petals Stamp Set was stamped on white cardstock with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink. The flowers were die cut with the coordinating die. The petals were sponged with Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink, misted with water and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. They were assembled using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Power Outage Prills were applied to the center of each Poppy. 

The Classic Leaf stamp set was stamped with Guacamole Fluid Chalk Ink and die cut with coordinating die. The petals were sponged with Guacamole, Chambray and a small amount of Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink. The petals were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and allowed to dry. Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the leaves and dusted with Frosting Powder. The leaves were heat set.  

Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white cardstock. Place clear cardstock under the window frame. Pop the frame up from the yellow-green designer paper with Darice foam strips. Adhere the window to the card on top of the medallion as shown. Adhere the leaves and flowers with a glue gun.

Embellish with various sized dots from a white gel pen to look like snow. Apply more dots in the upper corners with the white gel pen.

Winter's View

Winter's View

Other Products: Colouring Pencils, 8 x 6" card, Double sided Tape Glue

Instructions: Cut 2 panels of the designer Paper to 8 x 6" one for the outside and one for the outside. Die cut the printed window from the designer paper using the Window Frame die. Place your designer panel onto your 8 x 6" card base, and mark where you will want to cut the window. Die cut the window from the white card base. Cut a panel of acetate to cover the window and adhere onto card base. Adhere designer panel on top of card base. 

Stamp the Window frame on white cardstock using black ink. Diecut using coordinating dies. Adhere onto card base over window opening

Stamp the candle image and Tree/Girl image on white cardstock using black ink. Diecut candle using coordinating die and fussy cut tree image. Colour using colored pencils, glue tree on the inside of your card, and candle on the outside. 

Take the second Sheet of 8 x 6" paper and glue onto the inside of your card to cover all tapes 

Poinsettia Shaker Window

Poinsettia Shaker Window

Other Products: Westcott Brand Trimmer/Scissors, Acetate, Craft Foam, Scarpiniec Chipboard Sentiment, Recollections Glitter, Copics: YG03, YG07, YG09

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Your finished card is 4.5 x 6.5". Cut, score and fold your card base using white cardstock. Cut a piece of the Winter Eve paper collection and adhere on the card front. Die cut window flourish from white cardstock an adhere along top of card. 

Next stamp the window from the Window Frame Stamp Set on white cardstock using black ink and diecut with coordinating die. Diecut another window using the craft foam which will give the window dimension. Add the clear acetate and glitter to create your shaker piece. 

Now you will fussy cut the poinsettia from the paper pad, and using your embossing tool cup each of the petals for a 3D look. Next stamp and diecut some leaves for the flowers and add some Memento ink in Rose Bud ink to the flower centers then add a spot of glue to add some tutu pink mini prills. For the leaves color using your copic pens in YG03, YG07 and YG09. Finally piece your card together for a finished look.

Arrange card as shown and finally add wood sentiment.

Winter Scene Layout

Winter Scene Layout

Other Products: Archival inks- Rose Madder, Tea rose, Carnation Red, Library Green, Fern Green, Rangers crackle paint, Versamark embossing ink, silver card stock, white card stock, glossy accents, Zig real brush pens- Carmine Red, Deep Green, black chip board, golden micro beads, deep green micro beads, glitter powder

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

Instructions: To see a close up view of this layout click  here. This is a 12 x 12" layout. Choose this pattern paper from the Winter's Eve paper pad and tear at three places. Curl in the torn corners. Die cut three decorative medallion dies in silver card stock, insert behind the torn areas and adhere with clear glue. Adhere the pattern paper to the black chip board.

Cut a 6 x 6" frame from the paper pad and a winter scene 6.5 " x 6.5". Adhere the winter scene to the layout. Add the frame with foam tape. Die cut the Regal die and three Window Box decorative pieces from white cardstock.

Stamp the flower images with embossing ink on white cardstock and heat set with golden embossing powder. Colour the flowers in shades of red and pink using Archival inks. Die cut with coordinating die and shape the flowers using the Deluxe FLower Shaping Kit. Add beads in the centre with glossy accents

Stamp the leaves in Library Green ink on white cardstock and die cut with coordinating die. Shade the leaves with daubers. Shape the leaves. Apply crackle paint and add glass shards. Stamp and colour the festive berries and leaves using black ink on white cardstock. Die cut with coordinating die and shape.

Arrange the flowers and leaves at the two ends of layout, adhere with hot glue gun.

Adhere the Regal border and decorative die cuts as shown. Apply glossy accents and sprinkle glitter powder to give the effect of snow.

Delicate Christmas Blessings

Delicate Christmas Blessings

Other Products: Candied Apple, Fired Brick & Mowed Lawn Distress inks, Versamark ink, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger Heat-it Tool, Ebosser, Martha Stewart scoreboard, white cardstock, pearls & adhesive, Nuvo Crystal Drops - Apple Green

Instructions: Take a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base & ink the edges with mowed Lawn Distress ink. Take a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock & glue it to the card base.

Stamp the image from Window Box Fillers Stamp Set & the sentiment from Winter's Eve Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock as shown using Versamark Ink. Heat emboss it using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder & Ranger Heat-it Tool. Die cut this stamped panel using the die from Cut Mat Create 1B Die set. Fill the leaves & berries using Nuvo drops in Red Berry, Woodland Green & Apple Green.

Die cut another piece of white cardstock using the die from Cut Mat Create 1A Die. Ink this piece with Candied Apple & Fired Brick Distress inks. Glue the two pieces together. Adhere this to the card front with foam adhesive as shown. 

Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the decorative dies from Window Box Elements Die. Ink them with Candied Apple & Fired Brick Distress inks & adhere this to the above piece as shown. Add some pearls to the die cuts for finishing touch.

Winter's Eve Fireplace

Winter's Eve Fireplace

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento London Fog; Accessories: Wire Fence Embossing Folder (Darice), adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Bow-Easy Tool, silk ribbon, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Umber, Chocolate, Black, Prussian Green, Bronze, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/16" x 5 3/8". Cut Patch cardstock 4 7/16" x 10 3/4", score at 5 3/8" and fold to make card base. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 3/16". Cut White cardstock 4 1/16" x 5", emboss with embossing folder and die cut center with window die from Window Frame Die Set. Glue the two mats together and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp fireside image from Winter's Eve Set on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut image with window die and glue inside window opening on mat. Stamp window image from Window Frame Set on Ruby Slipper using London Fog Ink and die cut with window die. Glue over image as shown. Stamp flower image from Window Box Fillers Set on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut with match die from Window Box Fillers Die Set. Add as pictured using glue. 

Make multi-loop bow with silk ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add over flowers with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls on bow center and upper right of card.

Winter's Eve Lantern

Winter's Eve Lantern

Other Products: Cut File, White Card Stock, Green Glitter Paper, Velum, Tim Holtz Curio Knobs, Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Bling from my stash, Archival Inks (Red Geranium and Watering Can), Christmas Red Stickles, Distressed Ink Fossilized Amber and die cutting machine.

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

Instructions: Start by creating your Luminary according the the instructions found HERE out of white card stock using paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection along with Green glitter paper for the accent panels. 

The large poinsettia flower on the top was stamped on white card stock using Frost White ink and heat embossed with Fine Detail Embossing Powder before die cutting with the matching die and distressed with Red Geranium ink before shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and accenting with bling. The smaller poinsettia flowers were stamped on white card stock using Watering Can ink before die cutting with the matching die and distressed with Red Geranium ink before shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

All the Holly Berry vine images were stamped on white card stock with Northern Pine ink and die cut with the matching dies before distressing with Cottage Ivy and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and finally accented with Christmas Red Stickles. The images of the candle in the window were stamped on white card stock using Northern Pine and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Cottage Ivy and Fossilized Amber and finally accented with Christmas Red Stickles.

Stamp five Window Frames in black ink on white cardstock and die cut with coordinating die. Die cut five decorative window flourish from white cardstock and add above each window. I added vellum behind the window frame.

Botanic Christmas Shaker

Botanic Christmas Shaker

Other Products: Distress Inks: Peeled Paint; Vintage Photo; Aged Mahogany; black cardstock; vintage brass brads; glue gloss

Follow this tutorial here on how i did the inside pockets here

Follow this tutorial on Celebrate the Season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs

Instructions: This is a shaker card. Choose the center wave foldout card, begin by cutting off the two smaller front panels with a scissors on the 6 x 6" foldout card. Attach them to inside as desired. 

Choose two background panels from the paper pad and cut at 5 7/8" x 5 7/8". Adhere one on the inside using dries clear glue. Die cut second panel to match front fold, using the Classic Border dies. Die cut black cardstock using Classic Border die to match. Adhere black border to card front, then die cut panel.  

Fussy cut two journal tags from tag sheet and ink the edges lightly using Vintage Photo ink. Mat on black cardstock and add a brass brad in each tag. You could stamp additional sentiments on these two panels if you'd like. Adhere to card front as shown.

Die cut two of the Botanic Window die from black cardstock, use one for base, and on the second one trim off all the outside edges so you have a thin frame to border the shaker card. Lay the thin border on a clear piece of cardstock and adhere with dries clear. Attach foam adhesive to back of this and apply a bit of crystal clear powder to make it look like snow in the shaker card. Attach this to the back part of the botanic window die. Trim off any extra clear cardstock. 

Stamp 3 poinsettias in Vintage Photo ink and 4 in black ink onto white cardstock. Diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp a wreath from celebrate the season set in black ink onto white cardstock and diecut. Stamp two of the holly sprays from the Festive Holly set in Vintage Photo ink onto white cardstock. Color all the flowers, leaves and sprays using Stack and Store Daubers. I used Peeled Paint for the leaves and Aged Mahogany for the poinsettias and berries. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.

Choose sentiment and flag cut using a scissors. Ink edges lightly using Vintage Photo ink. Assemble card as shown, Add Glue Gloss as desired and detail with crystal clear powder. Add Go Man Go prills to the center and allow to dry. Color prills lightly with Vintage Photo ink.

Festive Holly Shadow box

Festive Holly Shadow box

Other Products: MDF frame, Nuvo drops, Simply White, Red Berry, Memento Ink, Love Letter, 

White Cardstock, Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers - 020, 041, 047, 091, 052, Bristol Smooth Cardstock 

Instructions: Cut small pieces of patterned paper to fit the apertures of the frame and adhere to the frame. Place the panel with the sentiment in the centre of the frame.

Stamp the lamp post image from the HCPC-3791 Festive Holly and Cardinal Stamp using the Stazon Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Colour with the Zig Clean Clear Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the bottom left as shown. Stamp the images from the HCPC-3791 Festive Holly and Cardinal Stamp in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock. Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink using the Stack and Store Daubers, and colour the berries with Love Letter ink using the Dove Blender pen. Colour the branches with Toffee Crunch using the Dove Blender pen. Colour the cardinals using the Love Letter ink and Toffee Crunch ink. Die cut using the coordinating die. Trim and place around the frame as shown

Stamp the trees from the HCPC-3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Stamp stamp set and die cut using the coordinating die. Add snow effects with the Dries White glue and Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder. Add to the front as shown.

 Stamp the bare branches from the HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers in Tuxedo Black ink and colour the branches with Espresso Truffle ink. Die cut with the coordinating die.  Add snow effects with Dries White glue and Frosting Powder and adhere to the bottom of the frame. 

Die cut the decorative frame from the HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die using white cardstock. Add to the top of the frame with Dries Clear Glue. Add dots around the die cut with Simply White Nuvo drops.

Floral Splendor

Floral Splendor

Other Products: White cardstock, Archival Ink-black, Plum, Rose Madder, Buttercup, Diamond Dust, beads- golden, red

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

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Take a white cardstock size 7” x 10”, score and fold it to half (side fold). Final size is 7” x 5”. Now take a pattern paper from Winter Eve Collection, cut 7/8" smaller than card base, distress the edges and adhere to card base.

Die cut Decorative Medallion Die on white cardstock and adhere directly along top edge of card base. Stamp one Window Frame using black ink on white cardstock and diecut. Sprinkle Crystal Clear with designer glue clear adhesive. Cut pattern paper of your choice and add behind the window frame. Stamp Antique Candle Lightwith black ink onto white cardstock and die cut with coordinating die. Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush.

Stamp the Sparkling Poinsettia cling stamp set flower with Rose Madder ink onto white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Color with archival inks, Rose Madder and Plum. Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and create three poinsettia flowers. Sprinkle with diamond dust, and at the centre add golden beads.

Die cut Window Box and flower arranger from patterned designer paper. Die cut a decorative die from Window Box Elements from white cardstock and adhere on assembled window box as shown.

Now stamp the Window Box Filler stamps and stamp with Archival Ink Plum.Diecut with coordinating dies. Color with Archival Inks Buttercup and Plum, and for leaves color with Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Powder using Glossy Accent. After making all these elements, arrange as shown and adhere.

Now add a sentiment from the pattern paper and fussy cut it and paste it as shown.

Layered Dogwood

Layered Dogwood

Other Products: White and Blue card stock, Darice Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles

Instructions: Prepare a 5 x 7" card base from white cardstock. Cut a piece of blue card stock 1/4" smaller and emboss with a embossing folder, adhere to card. Die cut 2 of the Decorative Medallions out of white cardstock and adhere to the card. Cut a strip of white cardstock and one of blue cardstock. Emboss the blue cardstock with same embossing folder, attach and adhere to card with D-dots. 

Stamp the branches and flowers on white card stock with the black ink. Die cut with coordinating dies, color with the Bamboo Leaves and Summer Sky inks. Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere on top of the Branch. 

Stamp the sentiment on white with black ink and die cut with the Spellbinders die. Adhere to card. To finish add glitter and Prills to the flowers.

Bridal Window

Bridal Window

Other Products: ColorBox Chalk Ink - Gray Whale; Brilliance Ink - Platinum Planet and Pearlescent Rust; VersaMagic Chalk Ink - Pixie Dust and Mango Madness; Nuvo Crystal Drops - Copper Penny; Nuvo Crystal Drops - Glitter Drops White Blizzard; Want2Scrap 72 Count - White Pearls; Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Silver Rhinestones; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter - Angel White; Flower Soft Ultra Fine - Citrus Crush; Scor-Tape

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Create a 5" x 7" card base out of white cardstock. Cut a piece of designer paper from the Classic Wedding Collection to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and sponge edges with Butter ColorBox Chalk Ink. Die Cut using square window die from the Window Frame Die set. Add pop dots to the back of the paper. Also die cut the bridal couple image using the same square window die and add Flower Soft to the bridal bouquet and a touch of Angel White Glitter to the bride and white pillars with Dries Clear Adhesive. 

Out of white cardstock die cut the three decorative dies, cutting the one in half to create shutters, from the Window Box Elements Die set and then sponge edges with Starlite Silver Brilliance Ink. Using gray Classic Wedding designer paper die cut the window box and the flower arranger using the Window Box Elements dies. Assemble and sponge edges of window box with Gray Whale Chalk Ink. 

With Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock, stamp the window and frame from the Window Frame Stamp Set and die cut with coordinating dies. Sponge window frame pieces with Gray Whale Chalk Ink and window pane frame with Gray Whale Chalk Ink and then a touch of Rose Coral Chalk Ink. A

dhere bridal image, window pane, window frame and decorative window pieces with pop dots, 3D foam strips and Dries Clear Adhesive, as needed. Adhere flower arranger inside flower box with Scor-Tape and then adhere flower box to card front with Scor-Tape. 

With Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on White Cardstock stamp the two types of leaves and the two types of flowers from the Window Box Fillers Stamp Set, stamp the roses from the Classic Rose Stamp Set and stamp the wildwood florals from the Wildwood Florals Stamp Set. Die cut all with coordinating dies. Color some of the leaves using New Sprout Memento Ink with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink accents and color the other leaves with the combination of Pistachio Memento Ink and Olive Grove Memento Ink accents and then add a touch of Pearlescent Olive Ink. Color flowers with a combination of Cantaloupe Memento Ink, Tangelo Memento Ink, Butter Chalk Ink, Pixie Dust Chalk Ink, Mango Madness Chalk Ink and Pearlescent Rust Ink. Shape flowers and leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Cut flowers and leaves apart as needed and arrange in the window box. With Dries Clear Adhesive add Angel White Glitter to flowers. 

Add Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin, Dandelion yellow, Copper Penny and White Blizzard to flower centers, as desired. Adhere Silver Rhinestones and White Pearl as shown.

Lilies And Borders

Lilies And Borders

Other Products: Archival inks Plum, Leaf green, Fern Green, Magenta Hue, Library Green, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Foam tape

Watch this tutorial on Sunrise Lily flower shaping click HERE

Instructions: The ready top fold card measure 8" by 5 1/2". Choose the pattern paper and tear diagonally as shown. Layer it on another piece of pattern paper. 

Die cut of two Decorative Medallion dies from white cardstock and layer it under the top layer as shown. Die cut 2 pieces from white cardstock using the Delicate Border Basics die and 2 pieces using Classic Basic Border Dies. Distress the Classic Border Basics using Spiced Marmalade and arrange them diagonally on the top panel.

Die cut the images from the designer paper collection using their coordinating dies and arrange them on both the sides of the card. 

For flowers, stamp the lilies with Plum archival ink, die cut using coordinating dies and paint using Magenta Hue and Fern Green Archival inks. Diecut Wildwood Florals from white cardstock and color using Squeezed Lemonade. Shape the flowers using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Leaves from Classic Rose Collection are stamped with Library Green, painted using Leaf Green and Fern Green and shaped using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add prills on the stamens and add a little Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear. 

Assemble the card as shown and finish the card by adding a sentiment from Classic Rose Collection diecut using coordinating die.

Beautiful Lily Bouquet

Beautiful Lily Bouquet

Other Products: White and Green Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Yellow Pollen

Watch this tutorial on Sunrise Lily flower shaping click HERE

Instructions: My card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold at 4 1/4". Cover card base with one of the card fronts from the paper collection. I added glitter to the leaves to add a bit of interest and set aside to dry.  

Stamp the lily flowers in Rich Cocoa Ink on white cardstock and diecut. Color using daubers along with Rhubarb Stalk and New Sprout inks. Dampen the back and shape using the Deluxe Flower shaping kit, then set aside to dry.  When dry assemble the flowers and then shape the stamen and add ink to ends and dip into the pollen; glue to the centers of the flowers. Next I added dries clear glue along with Krystallos Shard Glass to the edges of the flowers. Wow, that made them just pop! Adhere the flowers as shown.

Find a sentiment from the Sunrise Lily paper collection and cut using a paper cutter. I added a piece of green cardstock behind my sentiment to make it stand out better. Adhere as shown.

Fringed Christmas Window

Fringed Christmas Window

Other Products: Lace, Memento Angel Pink, Tan card stock, Copic: YG11, YG41, E21, E53, W02, R21, R24, R29, Clear glass beads dyed with YG03 Copic Refill, Tea Stain Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, Acetate, Crystal Stickles, White Linen, White smooth

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

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: To see the inside of this card click HERE. Card size: 6 1/2" X 6 1/4". Make a 1/2" deep X 5 1/2" X 5 3/4" box. The inside of the box is covered with the water wheel barn designer paper from Winter's Eve Collection. Die cut a stag from the Woodsy Wonderland designer Paper and glue to foreground on left side. Use Stickles to show shine on snow.  

Outside of box, die cut a window from the center and back it with clear acetate. Stamp Window Frame onto white cardstock using black ink, die cut with coordinating dies. Ink edges of window using Tea Stain ink. Adhere to opening. On the back side of the acetate, add some stickles to each corner of window pane. Add a lace "curtain".  

Cover front and sides of box with light pink paper from the Winter's Eve Collection cut to fit and add a scored piece (every 1/4") of white to the bottom and a tan "chair railing". Sponge all edges with Tea Stain Distress ink. Die cut the Decorative Medallion out of white linen and glue to the top. 

Stamp Poinsettias in Rose Bud ink, and the leaves using Bamboo leaves ink using white cardstock. Stamp Holly in black ink using white cardstock. Color all images (either by sponging or Copic). Die cut all images using their coordinating dies. Form flowers using the Deluxe FLower Shaping Kit and glue together. Add dyed beads to centers. Form holly leaves and cut in smaller pieces to fit as desired around window frame.  

Glue box to 6 1/2 X 6 1/4" card base covered with Winter's Eve designer paper. Inside card is another panel of Winter's Eve designer paper (one of the deer layered look squares). Stamp Christmas Blessings sentiment on white cardstock using black ink and die cut with the Cut Mat Create 1B smallest rectangle.

Holiday Dogwoods Layout

Holiday Dogwoods Layout

Other Products: Snowflake stickers, Versafine Black, pearl pen red, Light Blue cardstock, White cardstock, heat tool, Flower stamens, Needle, Any Die Shapes you like, Photo painting (Michael Schutte), Embossing tool

See the link for tips on Shaping the Flowering Dogwood

Instructions: Take a light Blue Cardstock and use the backside. Now take a few dies where you like the outside shape, lay down the die on 1 top corner and trace it with a pencil all the way around and also the inside, then put it on the opposite corner and do the same. Then you put an edge die down and do the same, if you traced them all, you going to put very tiny holes on the pencil lines, maybe 2 millimeters in between the holes, after you’ve done this turn your page and put glue on the holes, this is very easy with the fine tip! Then you cover the glue with the Crystal Clear powder.

Stamp the dove in black ink onto white cardstock and die cut. Add Crystal Clear powder on dove and adhere to layout.

Die cut a Festive Holly Decorative Arch from white cardstock. Mat a photo on white cardstock and glue this on the layout with the decorative arch under the right upper corner. Now take an sentiment from 1 of those papers and mat it on another paper from the collection and glue this under the photo.

Stamp holly, Wildwood Cottage drooping greenery and rose foliage in black ink on white cardstock and diecut with their coordinating dies. Stamp in Dogwood flowers in Toffee Crunch ink on white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp poinsettias in using the Frost White ink on vellum and add white embossing powder. Heat set. Color flowers and leaves. Rose Bud on the back of the poinsettias, Bamboo Leaves for the leaves and Rose Bud for the dogwoods. Shape using the Deluxe flower shaping kit. Sprinkle all pieces with the Frosting Powder. Add flower stamens the the centeres of flowers.

Arrange pieces at your own taste on your lay out and adhere. Place snowflake stickers on layout as shown.

Floral Gift Box

Floral Gift Box

Other Products: Black Archival ink, Distress ink markers and pads: Peeled Paint, Broken Glass, Victorian Velvet, and Mustard Seed, Cream Gold card stock, Hot glue gun, Double sided tape, Pink wired ribbon, Self-adhesive half Pearls, Diamond Stickles

Instructions: The measurement of this box when completed is, 6" x 2 3/4" (7.2 cm x 14 cm). 

To make the box lid: Taking the box base die (HCD1-710) and the cardstock, die cut and adhere together. Measure the outside of the box lid, using the measurements to cut the panels to cover this lid. Taking the stamps from the Berry Cafe set and stamp the images with the archival black ink then colour the with the Distress inks. Taking the paper distresser, distress the edges then adhere the completed panels to the lid. 

To make the box base lining: Taking the box base die (HCD1-710) and the card-stock die cut and adhere together. Measure the out side of the box base for the width measurements, the height is 5 3/4" (14.8 cm) 

To make the box base cover: The length of this box is 5 3/4" (14.8 cm). Measure the inside  box, add 1/2" (2.5 cm) Make folds so the card-stock will fit into the box base. Adhere in place. 

To make the box base outside: Measure the outside box base for the width, the height for this box is 4 1/4" (11 cm). Taking the stamp and black archival ink, stamp the panels and colour with the distress inks to match the lid. 

Further decoration of the box: Stamp from the flowers, birds and leaves using Black Archival ink onto white paper, die cut using coordinating dies. Color using Distress inks and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Taking the wired ribbon, tie a double bow around the box base, adhere, then arrange the made embellishments to the box front and lid. Adhere the pearls to the flower centres. To finish apply stickles around each pearled flower centre and the birds.

 Using dries clear glue, add crystal glitter along birds as desired.

Window Box Blooms

Window Box Blooms

Other Products: Pearl White Metallic Cardstock, White Linen Metallic Cardstock, Lavender Metallic Cardstock, Gold Linen Metallic Cardstock, Hot Glue Gun, Memento London Fog Ink Pad, Crafters Companion Embossing Folder, Dimensional Tape, Sponge, Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz

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

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Winters Eve Window Frame here.

Instructions: Create a 5” x 7” card base from white linen metallic cardstock. Cut a green mat 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” from the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection and ink the edges with Bamboo Leaves. Cut a lavender mat 4 3/4” x 6 3/4”, emboss with embossing folder and ink the edges with London Fog. Adhere lavender mat to green mat with Dries Clear Adhesive and adhere to card base with dimensional tape. Cut another piece of designer paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8”, ink the edges and adhere to the inside of the card. 

Stamp the window on pearl white metallic cardstock using London Fog ink and die cut with matching die. Adhere clear cardstock to the back of the window frame. Die cut the decorative Festive Holiday Die from white cardstock, trim to create lace curtain and adhere to clear cardstock. 

Die cut all the pieces from the Window Box Elements Die set on pearl white metallic cardstock, sponge the decorative pieces with Dries Clear Adhesive, sprinkle with glitter and adhere to the window. Cut the gold linen cardstock 2 3/4” x 3 3/4”, adhere to the back of the window with Darice Adhesive Foam Strips and adhere to card base. Assemble the window box. Die cut the trim from the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection, add glitter and adhere to window box. 

Stamp Wildwood Florals on designer paper with London Fog Ink and die cut with matching die. Stamp the Classic Petunias in assorted colors on White Cardstock, color using Stack and Store Daubers, and die cut with matching dies. Shape all of the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, add prills to the centers and add glitter. 

Stamp the window box fillers with Bamboo Leaves ink onto white linen metallic cardstock, die cut with matching dies, color, shape and spray with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Adhere Wildwood Florals and Classic Petunias to fillers and adhere to window box with hot glue gun.

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Other Products: Pink, navy, and white cardstock

For tips on making Roses watch this video https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/129/how-to-create-dimensional-roses

Instructions: Begin by preparing a card base 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and layer navy cardstock, then a piece of the Winter's Eve on top cutting it slightly smaller as shown. Use 2 of the Navy strips and add more of the Winter's Eve paper along with D-Dots and adhere to card base. 

On white cardstock die cut one of the Window Box Elements, add Rajni's Crystal Clear and adhere to the card next to the strips. 

Stamp the butterfly on pink cardstock using Frost White ink, emboss with white embossing powder,heat set. Die cut using coordinating die, shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere onto card base. Add some of the Black Liquid Pearls and glitter to center of butterfly. Trim off some of the white pearl swirls and add to the back of the butterfly.

Stamp the leaves on white cardstock with Bamboo Leaves ink, color using New Sprout ink and Bamboo Leaves. Die cut, shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere to card. Stamp the Flowers on white cardstock with Frost White ink, emboss with the Aged Ivory embossing powder. Lightly color with the Cantaloupe ink, die cut, and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere to card and finish by adding Glitter to the leaves.

Memorable Daisies

Memorable Daisies

Other Products: White and Yellow cardstock, Ivory Burlap String, corner punch

Instructions: Prepare a 5 x 7" white card base and layer a piece of yellow cardstock on top 1/4" smaller. Cut another piece of white cardstock another 1/4" smaller. Using the Elegant border die, die cut at the upper left corner. Adhere to the top of the yellow cardstock. Locate the sentiment from the Berry Cafe Paper collection, punch the corners, add D-dots to the back and adhere to the card. 

Stamp the leaves on white cardstock with the Black ink. Color the leaves with the Bamboo Leaves, die cut with coordinating die. Shape using the Deluxe flower shaping kit and adhere to the card. Stamp the flowers on white cardstock with the black ink, die cut using coordinating die. Using the daubers color the center and edges with the Cantaloupe ink, shape and adhere to card. 

To finish add the Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and leaves. Add prills to the center of the flowers. Make the bow and adhere to the card. 

CHRISTINA DAUVEN
I would like to see flamingo set
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:53 AM
LILIANA HURST
Fabulose cards, so many to shoose from, thank you for sharing ?the ones I love more is the ones with the window die , it is very beautiful die
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 03:47 AM
PATRICIA ISOBEL TRESLOVE
Thank you so much for all the inspiration yous samples are always lovely, and I want to get started right away. All Blessings to you. at Heartfelt.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 05:14 AM
PAT BATLEY
So much loveliness - I just love all of the snowmen cards xx
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 06:01 AM
LINDA MAITLAND
Very pretty, almost makes we wish for snow
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 09:45 AM
TERESA ESPINOZA
Very pretty cards keep up the great job God Bless you and your family.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:20 AM
CAMILLE DYKAS
Hi everyone at Heartfelt Creations, Just wanted to say thank you for the nice card I received from you (Harlan). I truly love the products and the inspiration from the blog and Emma Lou videos. Keep up the great ideas!
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 12:07 PM
MARTIE ROLLIN
Lovely projects that definitely put me in the right place to think about Christmas! The NW is experiencing temperatures nearing the 100 degree mark...these projects have brought a pleasing coolness to the room. Thanks!
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:47 PM
DIANA E.
Beautiful cards ! ! ! ! Always want to make them all ! I need to have a million dollars! Thank you Emma Lou for such fantastic "DIES - STAMPS" ! Always wonderful products.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:15 PM
SHARON GULLIKSON
I liked your video and all of your techniques and ideas. I always do. But is it possible to change the angle of the camera so we can see what you are doing in detail? The camera was very low and far away. THANKS.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:26 PM
LYNN RICK
I would like to see some non-snow cards.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:25 PM
JANET SAIEVA
You have the most amazing design team Heartfelt Creations. Every one of their fabulous creations is stunning! But then, you give them fabulous products to work with. This collection is beautiful and I've fallen in love with those adorable snow men. I can't wait to start creating with my IWIA! I'm still knee deep in the Celebrate the Season collection. Thank you so much for the fantastic inspiration!
Saturday 27th of August 2016 02:56 PM
MARSHA WYMAN
Very nice cards. The only downfall is that you do not show the inside of the cards. Like on the card that you used the Happy Days die . It would be nice to see the inside of the card. I love what you do and buy when I can. Love the last two sets very much.
Thursday 1st of September 2016 07:55 AM
JUDI MOTT
Absolutely love white poinsettias and trees. Just order die and stamp for trees and can't wait to get them.
Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:04 AM