Warmest Holiday Wishes

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

It is time for Inspiration Wednesday and this week I have another card for you featuring the Festive Holly Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/605/how-to-create-christmas-cards-in-30-minutes-or-less

Materials Used:

HCDP1-289 Festive Holly Paper Collection

HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp set

HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die

HCD1-7105 Festive Gate die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp set

HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die

HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents stamp set

HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents cling stamp set

HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents die

TSMP602 Teal Zeal

TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves

TSMP709 Northern Pine

3D1844 3D Crystal Lacquer

HCS803 Minnie Pearl Prills

HCDA2-450 Store and Stack daubers

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

Other – white cardstock, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Foam squares and strips, Black Stazon, Bristol cardstock

Instructions:

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

To make the fence stamp the gate image from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp in Teal Zeal and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the front of the card with foam strips.

Stamp the grass twice using the stamp from the HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents cling stamp in Northern Pine and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the base of the fence with with Dries Clear glue

Stamp the wagon wheel and the apples image from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp set using Stazon Black ink onto Bristol cardstock.  Colour the images in with the Zig Clear Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere the wagon wheel onto the gate with foam squares. Add some shine to the berries with the 3d Crystal Lacquer. Shape the apples using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the front of the gate with foam squares on the apples for dimension.

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

Cut the sentiment from the papers and sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves.  Add to the top of the card using foam squares.  Finish off with a red ribbon bow.

Add a coordinating paper in the middle of the card.

Until next time Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

A Cardinal Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Once again it is Wednesday and I have another Festive Holly card for the Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday blog.  This card features a gate that opens onto a window looking through to deer in the snow.

For further inspiration please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/598/24-christmas-card-ideas-to-craft-yourself-a-holly-jolly-good-time

Materials Used:

HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection

HCD1-745 Festive Holly & Cardinals Die

HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp

HCD1-7147 Holly Berry Jingle Die

HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp

HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp

HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die

HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window die

HCD1-7105 Festive Gate die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp

HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die

TSMP602 Teal Zeal

TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves

TSMP900 Tuxedo Black

ANC803 Minnie Pearl Prills

3D1844 3-D Crystal Lacquer

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

GBKK811B1 Clear Cardstock

HCPP2-451 White cardstock

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

159951 Art Glitter Dries White adhesive

Others supplies – Die cutting machine, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Bristol Cardstock, Memento Love Letter, green cardstock

Instructions – Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 12”, score and crease along the long side to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut the 6” x 6” panel from the panelled paper with the cardinals on the top left corner.  Add Dries White Glue and Frosting Powder to the snow on the trees.  Line up the panel to the front of the card and using the centre die from the Botanic Windows die cut out the window panel.  Die cut another piece of patterned paper with deer in the snow and using the front card as a template adhere to the inside of the card. Cut a piece of clear acetate 3 1/2 “ x 5” and adhere to the opening on the front of the card.. Adhere the patterned piece to the front of the card. Die cut the window and the patterned centre out of white cardstock.  Die cut just the outer edge of the window and adhere to the previously cut window.  Adhere over the window opening.

Stamp the gate from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp with Teal Zeal ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with the Teal Zeal ink and trim the right side Add to the right of the card with foam tape. Score along the gate hinges on the left of the die cut to create a gate to open.. Adhere the fence to the left side using foam tape.  Apply Frosting Powder with dries clear glue on the gate and fence for a frosted look. Die cut the grass from the HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die in green cardstock and adhere to the base of the fences on either side of the gate.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp ans the HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp sets using Stazon on Bristol cardstock.  Colour in with Zig Clear Brush makers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add snow effects to the cardinals, berries and branches with Dries White glue and Frosting Powder.  Add 3-D Crystal Effects to the berries for dimension.  Lightly shape the berries and leaves and add to the front of the gate with Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the lamp to the back of the gate on the right.. Add the cardinals and twigs over the Botanic Window with foam squares.

To make the small poinsettias stamp the images from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents with Teal Zeal ink.  Sponge the images with Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ink using the Store and Stack daubers and die cut with the coordinating die from the HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season die.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble as shown.  Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp in Teal Zeal ink. Die cut using the small frame from the Spellbinders Fancy Labels set.  Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the gate front.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

 

Pretty in Pink Flowering Dogwood

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order.  I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous!  It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!

I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Everyday Heroes, Spellbinders Victorian Numbers,

Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Glue Gloss

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Instructions:

Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock.  Adhere to the base card.  Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die.  Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base.  Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame.  Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.

Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.

To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the petals together as shown.  Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish.  Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers.  Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers.  Adhere to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves.  Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die.  Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.

All products used are available for sale at Gift Hutt here: http://gifthutt.nz/product-category/craft-supplies/

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Welcome Festive Holly from Heartfelt Creations

Kia Ora and Welcome to the Release of the Festive Holly Collection from Heartfelt Creations

Celebrate the “holly-day” season with the new Festive Holly Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Charming and elegant, with a hint of a country feel, this festive collection is filled with heartwarming imagery of falling snow, towering pine trees, and beautiful wildlife all woven together with lavish illustrations of abundant holly and berry clusters!  Immerse yourself in a paper collection revealing a traditional holiday color palette of rich reds and fir greens accentuated with sky blues, antique golds and crisp whites all melting together creating perfect backdrops to graceful background imagery of hand stamped post marks, floating music notes, delicate snowflakes, ribbon like swirls and lace like accents.  A charming assembling of three delightful cling stamp sets boast enchanting illustrations of red feathered cardinals, abundant holly and berry clusters as well as an antique candle lit lantern and vintage wooden wheel all at the ready to be paired with the coordinating dies and transformed into exquisite dimensional Yuletide embellishments!  An elegant, lacy decorative arch shaped die lends itself perfectly to create a breathtaking accent or die cut within your card front itself adding a touch of delightful holiday magic, while ornamental sleigh bells ready themselves to ring in the merriest of seasons!  Join us as we prepare for the Christmas festivities with the new Festive Holly Collection!

Today I have 2 projects to share using the Festive Holly Collection.  First up is some Christmas Crackers using the gorgeous red foil paper from the Collection.  These are so pretty and would look lovely on the Christmas table to add some festive cheer and they are very easy to make.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3793 Festive Paper Collection

HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp

HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia die

HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poisettia die

HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag die

HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags die

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

359760 Embossing Powder – Gold

242174 Vellum

Other supplies – Gold mirror card, red ribbon, Cricut Machine, CTMH Artiste Cartridge, Versamark ink, Heart of Gold Prills, Green cardstock, red organza ribbon, Memento Ink Love Letter

Instructions – cut the cracker at 8” on your Cricut machine using the red foil paper from the HCPC-3793 Festive Paper Collection.  Assemble using the Dries Clear glue.

To make the leaves die using the HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia die out of green cardstock.  I have used the 1 mm tip from the Deluxe Shaping kit and the hard mat to score lines to indicate veins. Sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves ink and adhere to the top of the cracker.

To make the poinsettias stamp the image from the HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.  Sponge the back with Love Letter ink and then die cut.  Sponge on the top with Dries Clear glue and sprinkle Crystal Clear over it.  I have used Heart of Gold prills in the centre of one flower and a gold gem on the other one.

Cut a snowflake from the HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag die out of gold mirror card and trim and place over the leaves.

To finish the cracker die cut the label using the die from the HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags die, sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves ink and adhere under the flower as shown.

Tie red ribbons to each end.

My second project is this lovely elegant card.  I love the blues and Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear looked fabulous on the vellum, while the lovely medallion die went well with the Fleur Border Basics die.

Materials used:

HCD1-7145 Festive Holly paper collection

HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die

HCPC-3793 Festive Holiday Cling Stamp

HCD1-747 Holly Berry Jingle Die

HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp

HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp

HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia die

HCD1-7120 Fleur Border Basics die

HCD1-761Everyday Heros die

242174 Vellum

TSMP602 Teal Zeal ink

TSMP604 Summer Sky

CB80 ColorBox Frost White

159951 Dries white adhesive

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

359843 Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder

Other – white cardstock, Spellbinders Circles, Clear Sparkles

Instructions – Cut a piece of white cardstock 6” x 12” and score and crease along the long side at 6” to make a 6” x 6” card.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection with the cardinals at the top right corner and using the cutting edge from the HCD1-7120 Fleur Border Basics die cut across the bottom of the panel as shown.  Cut a separate piece of the lace edge from the HCD1-7120 Fleur Border Basics die set in white cardstock and adhere it to the top piece of the panel. Adhere both edges to the card front as shown.  Add the effect of snow to the cardinals with Dries White glue on the snow on the branches and add Frosting Powder and heat for a sparkly effect.

Die cut two of the frames in white cardstock from the HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday die set and adhere together to create a circle. Die cut the circle panel from the paper packs in the coordinating blue background and adhere to the front of the lace doily. Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

To make the poinsettias stamp the images from the HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia set in Frost White ink on vellum and emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. Sponge the back of the images in Summer Sky ink and die cut using the coordinating die. I have left the centres white. Using Dries Clear glue and a damp sponge wipe the edges of the poinsettias and sprinkle Crystal Clear over it.  The moisture of the sponge will allow the vellum to curl.  Assemble the flowers and add a clear sparkle to the centres, then adhere to the card as shown.

Stamp the image from the HCPC-3793 Festive Holiday Cling Stamp using Teal Zeal ink and die cut out using the arrow die from the HCD1-761 Everyday Heros die set.  Sponge the edges in Summer Sky and adhere as shown on the bottom left.  Add a clear sparkle to anchor the tag.

I hope that you visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to view all the other amazing artwork featuring the Festive Holly Collection here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/597/debuting-the-festive-holly-collection

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Roses And Doves

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

It is time for Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and I am featuring another card using the gorgeous Classic Wedding Collection.  For more inspiration please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/596/fun-new-creative-inspiration-a-festive-holly-preview

I really enjoy doing fold out cards and Heartfelt Creations make it so easy with their fold out card bases and the coordinating Border Basic dies.  I think the Fleur Border Basics dies are probably my favourite and I use them all the time.

Materials Used:

HCCF1-442-2 5” x 7” White Foldout Card

HCDP1-279 Classic Wedding Paper Collection

HCD1-7144 Classic Wedding Decorative Medallion

HCD1-7134 Classic Wedding Bells die

HCD1-7143 Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp set

HCPC-3788 Classic Wedding Roses Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7142 Classic Wedding Roses Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753 Classic Rose Vines Stamp

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves stamp

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves die

HCDI-7120 Fleur Border Basics

HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

TSMP904 Memento Summer Sky ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

71006 Colorbox Rose Coral ink

359760 Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

H-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

PGN15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

85-glitter Ultrafine Crystal Glitter

Other products – White Cardstock, Versamark ink, Foam squares., Heat Gun, die cutting machine. Green thick bakers twine, Memento Grey Flannel ink

Instructions:

Cut the lace border from the HCDI-7120 Fleur Border Basics Die set and adhere to the edges of the fold out card.  Cut the patterned paper to fit the fold out panels using the plain border edge die from the Fleur Border Basics dies.  I have used two sheets of the coral roses and bells paper to cover the front and the back of the card.

Die cut the semi-circular medallion in white cardstock and adhere to the top of the card back.

Stamp the three different doves from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves stamp in Tuxedo Black and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge the edges with Summer Sky and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Adhere to the front of the card as shown with foam squares and Dries Clear Glue (leave the left bottom one until the leaves and flowers have been added to the card).

To make the leaves stamp with the images with Tuxedo Black.  Sponge using the Precision Daubers with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting.  Shape the leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, trim and adhere to the left front panel, around the base of the dove, on the left side panel and the top right corner of the back panel of the card.

To make the roses stamp the images from HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp with Rose Coral, sponge the petals with the ink before die cutting using the coordinating die.  Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble in different sizes.  Apply Dries Clear adhesive to the petals with a paint brush or sponge and sprinkle Frosting Powder over the roses.  Use a heat gun to bring out the glitter and frosting on the roses.  Adhere the flowers as shown.

Stamp the rings image from HCPC-3788 Classic Wedding Roses Cling Stamp set with versamark and then emboss with gold embossing powder.  Die cut out and add dries clear glue and Crystal Clear glitter to the diamond of the rings for sparkle.  Add to the flowers as shown on the bottom left.

Die cut the lace border from the HCDI-7120 Fleur Border Basics Die Set from white cardstock.  Die cut the bottom left corner of the patterned paper and adhere the lace border to the back.  Adhere using Dries Clear glue on the edges only to create a pocket to the back panel of the card.  Die cut a tag from the HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die and add a thick green bakers twine and tie to the tag.  Die cut a small tag using the HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die and adhere to the front of the tag.  Place the tag in the pocket.  Using Dries Clear glue add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the flourishes along the side of the back and on the pocket.

On the back of the first panel fussy cut a corner of the patterned paper with roses and ribbons and adhere to the corner.  Using Dries Clear Glue add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the flourishes.

On the third panel stamp the large heart from the HCPC-3788 Classic Wedding Roses Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo Black.  Using the Precision daubers colour the leaves in Bamboo Green and the roses with Coral ink.  Die cut using the coordinating die.  Cut the sentiment out of the patterned paper and add to the back of the die cut as shown.  Using Dries clear glue add Frosting Powder to the flowers and heat with a heat gun. Adhere to the panel.  Fussy cut two corners of roses and ribbons patterned paper and adhere to the bottom corners.  Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter using Dries Clear glue to the flourishes.

Stamp the line of bells from the HCD1-7143 Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo black and die cut using the corresponding die.  Sponge the ribbon with the Rose Coral ink and the bells lightly with Grey Flannel.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere along the top of the middle panel on the back of the card.  Cut the sentiment strip from the patterned paper and adhere to the bottom of the card.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia