A Summer Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

I am so excited to share the new Winter’s Eve Collection that just been released by Heartfelt Creations.

Celebrate the more simple side of the holiday season, and add a touch of nostalgia and wonder to all of your holiday themed greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces with the new Winter’s Eve Collection by Heartfelt Creations. Reminisce Christmas blessings from years gone by with a tranquil collection featuring an array of illustrations bringing back memories of silent nights by candlelight, choir voices resonating from the little church in the wildwood, woodland creatures foraging for food beneath the glistening snow, windows illuminated with the soft glow of a warming fireplace, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees ready to engage the imagination and excitement of little boys and girls eager to see what lies beneath them on Christmas morning! A charming and peaceful paper collection delivering a color palette of icy blues, pine greens, poinsettia pinks, berry reds and frosty whites filled with decorative elements including delicate swirls, subtle checks, bold stripes, dainty florals and lace like accents will whisk you away to a peaceful winter wonderland overwhelming your heart with the comfort and joy of the season! Three wintry themed cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies bring a further touch of simplicity to the season with bouquets of petite flowers and foliage, an old fashioned sled and a window frame with dimensional box ideal for creating warm and inviting scenes featuring a beautifully illustrated candle arrangement, Christmas tree or glowing fireplace. Three intricate and ornamental dies lend themselves beautifully to creating breathtaking decorative die cuts for accenting all of your winter wishes. Come along with us as we set the scene for a tranquil winter’s eve and a happy holiday season!

For more inspiration on this gorgeous collection please visit Heartfelt Creations here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/610/debuting-the-winters-eve-collection

Today I am featuring a Christmas card with a summer theme for those of us downunder.  Christmas for me means hot days, barbecues and gardens full of flowers.  In fact, one year it was 33 degrees celsius and we did not know what to do with ourselves as it was so hot.  As soon as I saw all the gorgeous flowers in the Window Box filler set I knew I would make a summer Christmas card.

Materials used:

HCDP1-281 Winter’s Eve Paper Collection

HCD1-7148 Window Frame Die

HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers Die

HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die

HCPC-3794 Window Frame Stamp Set

HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers Stamp Set

HCPC-3796 Winter’s Eve Stamp Set

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

85-glitter Ultrafine glitter – Crystal

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCDA2-450Stack and Store Daubers

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Others – die cutting machine, Spellbinders Fancy Frames 2, Heart of Gold Prills, Stazon Black ink. Bristol cardstock, Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, 041, 047, 026, 091, 031, 028, 067, 040 Hot Glue Gun, Glue Gloss Pen

Instructions – To make the base card cut a piece of cardstock at 10” x 7 “, score and crease at 5” along the long side and fold in half to make the base card at 5’ x 7”.  Cut a piece of the blue and green striped paper from the HCDP1-281 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card base.

Cut a piece of Bristol cardstock 3 ½” x 4” and stamp the angel and tree image from the HCPC-7149 using Stazon black ink.  Colour the images with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers.  Add Crystal glitter to the garlands, star and angel’s wings with Dries Clear glue. Add foam strips down each side of the image.

Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 ¾” x 4 ½” and using the window frame from the HCD1-7148 die cut the rectangle from the front.  Adhere to the foam strips on the painted image to create the window.

Stamp the window from the HCPC-3794 in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the front of the aperture.  Die cut the frame and the filigree die from the HCD1-3794 in white cardstock.  Trim the filigree frame die in half and adhere either side of the window as shown.  Adhere the frame to the top of the window as shown.

To make the window box die cut the window box, insert and edge from the HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die from white cardstock.  Adhere the tabs to the box with dries clear glue.  Add the insert to the box.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers with Tuxedo Black. Sponge the flowers with Pearlescent Orchid and Canteloupe using the Stack & Store sponges.  Colour the leaves and stems with Bamboo Leaves.  Die cut out using the coordinating dies.  Add the Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using the glue gloss.  Add the Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers with Dries Clear glue.  Add the flowers and leaves in the insert and glue with Dries Clear glue.  When dry adhere to the card at the base of the window.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3796 Winter’s Eve stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of blue paper.  Die cut using the Spellbinders Fancy Frame set and adhere to the front of the window box.

Stamp the poinsettias from the HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh stamp set in Pearlescent Orchid on white cardstock.  Sponge with orchid ink using the stack & store daubers and die cut using the coordinating die from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents die set.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping set, assemble and then add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear Glue.  Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres and add to the top right of the card as shown.

I hope you enjoy this new collection as much as what I have done.  Have a good week.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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5 thoughts on “A Summer Christmas

  1. The idea of a hot Christmas is so foreign to me. Last year was a shocker; we spent Christmas with my daughter and her family in Georgia, and took a walk wearing short sleeves! I can’t even begin to imagine Christmas in full summer! We always hope for a White Christmas.

    Your beautiful flowers decorate your Christmas card so nicely and show what it’s like in the southern hemisphere!

    Evelyn

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