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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Heartfelt Creations ~ Festive Christmas Collection

 Hi Friends,

Today Heartfelt Creations kicks off their New Release titled Festive Christmas Collection. This lovely holiday collection features a beautifully sized lantern with numerous greenery options with decorative birdies to design your holiday scenes. It will surely please all your friends and family this holiday season when they receive your handmade cards. Lets take a look...


Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 8 x 10” and score at 4” to create a side folding card base.  Using the largest die from the HCD3-7431 Slim Eyelet Rectangle die set cut through both layers of the card base making sure that the left side of the die hangs over the left side just barely to preserve the fold line. This will form a shaped card base. Now cut a piece of white card stock with the same die and glue straight on top of the card base to give that fold line side a finished look. Next using the HCDP1-2152 Festive Christmas Paper Collection use sheet 9B (red) to cut 1x with the same exact die and adhere to the card front. From the same paper pack cut sheet 6B (Dk Green) 2x using the largest die from the HCD3-7432 Slim Basic Rectangles Die Set (one piece will be set aside for the inside of the card). Now use the 2nd largest die to cut a piece from sheet 4B (Lt green). Also from this paper cut another piece for the inside using the 5th largest die and sit it aside for later use. Adhere the dark green piece to the card front. Now cut the HCD3-7433 Slim Lattice Die Set 2x, once in white card stock and once in Luxe Gold card stock. Adhere these together using Dries Clear adhesive with the metal tip so that the white card stock is slightly offset and the gold is peeking out from behind the white. Now adhere that layer to the Lt green layer previously cut and attach to the card front with 3D foam tape.

Now stamp out the two lower birdie images in Archival Black ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper from the HCPC-31027 Festive Berry & Birdies Cling Stamp Set and a second from the HCPC-31028 Christmas Holly Accents Cling Stamp Set as your focal images as seen in the photos. From the Festive Berry & Birdies Cling Stamp Set, also stamp the top image out 2x in Emerald Green Archival ink. Die cut out using the coordinating dies. With the two branch stamps stamped in green, trim off the birdies and discard the birds. Now using color pencils color in all of the images. Shape from the back side gently using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Next stamp out 16 small poinsettias (the stamp 2x) from the HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set in Red Geranium Archival ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color with the same. Die cut with the coordinating dies then using Stack and Store Daubers darken the edges of each petal. Glaze each flower using 3D Crystal Lacquer with a paint brush. Allow to dry. Then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Mold and glue Gold Micro Beads to the centers. Do this exact same process with the focal poinsettia only using the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp Set. 

Begin arranging all the items on the card front using a combination of Hot Glue and 3D foam dots to give extra dimension. Using the sentiment from the HCPC-31028 Christmas Holly Accents Cling Stamp Set, stamp out the sentiment in Red Geranium and die cut with the coordinating die. Use adhesive foam strips to adhere this to the card. To finish off the inside of the card adhere the dark green and light green papers, previously set aside, on the inside of your card for a coordinating look.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.

Love, Melanie






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