Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wintry and Heartfelt

Hello and Welcome back to a Wednesday of inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! Today is my last post for Heartfelt Creations.  I cannot believe how fast 6 months has gone!  I have so enjoyed working with the team and with Heartfelt Creations' gorgeous products.
I have two cards to share today; The first is a wintry Thinking of You card.

To create my background, I used the tops of the trio of trees from the Magnificent Spruce Trees set.  I I stamped in white craft ink around the edge of the background paper and then heat embossed with some wonderful Stampendous 'Frantage' embossing powder.  Dry embossing vellum gave a wonderful look and texture to my next layer.  I added lots of die cuts and bling to finish my card.
My next card uses Heartfelt Creations wonderful new flower die, Sweet Juliet~

I used a sketch from Cardabilities for this card.
Complete instructions can be found at the end of this blog post.  There is more amazing inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations blog from the uber talented Design Team. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Wintry Thinking of You

Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Beautiful Juliet -HCPC 3566

Magnificent Spruce Trees- HCPC 3432

Christmas Card Collection Paper Collection

Banner and Trees Die- HCD 739

Other Products Used-

SU Soft Sky and Naturals Ivory cs, SU Vellum, Neenah Solar White cs, SU Craft White ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, snow flake ef, Stampendous Frantage ep, dimensionals, various bling, Spellbinders Circle dies, SU Dazzling Details, ribbon, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs dies

Fold 6 x 12 piece of Soft Sky cs in half for card base.

Trim piece of designer paper to fit for base mat. Using the image of 3 Spruce Trees, ink the tops of them up with white craft ink and stamp around the outer edges of the mat to simulate evergreen branches; emboss with the white and gold mixture of ep. Wrap a piece of gold organza ribbon around left side of this mat and adhere to back of mat. Wrap another piece of ribbon around center of mat and adhere to back of mat. Adhere mat to card base.

Cut Naturals Ivory cs to 4 1/8” square. Cut piece of vellum to 4 1/8' square. Emboss vellum with snowflake ef. Trim vellum square so that it is about 3 7/8” square and adhere to Naturals Ivory cs. Die cut large snowflake shape from Venetian Motifs dies. Stamp sentiment once on light purple designer paper and a second time on light aqua designer paper. From the aqua paper, cut the Thinking of You strip out. From the light purple paper, die cut out the outer and inner circle. Assemble the aqua strip with the purple circle to make the finished sentiment and then adhere the circle over the circle portion of the Venetian Motifs snowflake. Adhere sentiment and snowflake across center of dry embossed panel. Using dimensionals, adhere this sentiment panel to card base.

Die cut 3 large snowflakes from the Banner and Trees die and also die cut 4 small snowflakes. Make three units of 1 small snowflake stacked on top of 1 large snowflake with a dimensional. Add these snowflakes to card as shown and add single small snowflake to card as shown. Add pearls to snowflake centers. Add pearl flourish as shown. Apply Dazzling Details to all snowflakes. Make triple loop bow and add to left side of card.

Neutral Sorry

Heartfelt Creations Supplies used-
Blessing to Me- HCPC 3564

Vintage Life Background- HCPC 3367

Classic Message- HCPC 3354

Antiquity Paper Collection- HCDP1 237

Burst of Splendor Paper Collection- HCDP1 235

Sweet Juliet Die- HCD 740

Decorative Leafy Frame Die- HCD 741

Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal Dies

Other Supplies used- SU Black, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cs, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU Crumb Cake Ink and Soft Suede ink, SU linen thread, SU paper doily, SU color spritzer, SU Razzleberry marker, brad, Copics E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, Stampendous Crystal Snow, square punch

Fold 4.25 x 11 black cs in half for card base. Cut 4 x 5.25 piece of white cs and stamp bottom half with Vintage Life stamp in Crumb Cake ink, stamping off once before stamping on cs. Distress paper edges and adhere to card base. Add paper doily to top half of card. Cut neutral designer paper to 3 3/16 x 3 3/8” and distress edges.

Stamp leafy image on white cs and color with Copics. Stamp sentiment next to image. Cut image panel to 2 ¾ x 2 1/4” as shown. Mat this with black cs and then adhere to neutral dp panel. Adhere this panel to top of card, over doily. Cut 4 strips of neutral dp from Antiquity Paper Collection, approximately 1 1/2” x 5/8” wide. Punch a banner notch in bottom of strips with square punch. Adhere 4 banners below image panel and then add black edgeabilities strip over top edge of banners.

Die cut 1 leafy image from Sweet Juliet die using Crumb Cake cs. Die cut 1 leafy image from Soft Suede cs; sponge edges of both of these with Soft Suede ink. Die Cut Leafy Frame from white cs and fussy cut away a section of leaf/vine areas; lightly mold leaves and vines. Adhere white leafy vines, and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede leaves to right side of black edgeabilities strip.

Die cut the 2 flower parts of the Sweet Juliet die from shades of pinky purple dp from the Burst of Splendor Collection. Lightly mold and fold the flower petals of each, securing with brads. Adhere the smaller of the two flowers to the center of the larger flower. Make a few free form loops from linen thread and adhere to the top of the leaf cluster. Adhere the Sweet Juliet flower on top of this. Using the Color Spritzer and Razzleberry marker, spritz some color to the bottom right and top left portions of the card. Add light coating of glue to white leafy vines and flower and then generously sprinkle with Crystal Snow.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quick CAS and a Contemporary Christmas

Hello Friends!

It is that time of year when the holidays just roll, one right after the other.  Halloween is in one week and I made this quick CAS card after being inspired by this week's Featured Stamper on SCS, Mary-Alice.

This is about as scary as it gets in my house!  No gore or ghouls for this girl!  A little free hand doodling and a paper pieced spider from the Buggin' Ya Stamp Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps and you have a cute Halloween card!

Christmas is just 2 months away!  Between now and then there will be shopping, baking, decorating, and, of course, Christmas cards!  There is no time like the present to start those cards!

I used this wreath from the Seasonal Wreaths set to create a contemporary Christmas card.  I always admire the sleek and shiny wreaths made out of glass ball ornaments.  When I saw this image, I saw the potential to create a glass ornament wreath.  I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed the wreath with silver ep.  I stamped it again in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the bow with Copics and then colored in the wreath with red and pink Copics.  I used the matching die to cut the images out.  I found a scrap of dp that I just love- it is one of those papers that I really wish I had stocked up on!  I added a strip of brushed silver cardstock and a cardstock border sticker to the dp and then finished it off with some Doodlebug twine and a pink button. 
I continued the 'sphere' theme by mounting my wreath on a circle die cut and using a piece of cardstock embossed with dots as the background for the card elements. 

That's it for me today;  I hope I have inspired you to stamp!

Have a blessed week! 

Lee Ann  :)

Stamps- Sweet n' Sassy Stamps- Buggin' Ya
Paper- Neenah Solar White cs, SU Old Olive and Basic Black cs
Ink-Versafine Black
Other- Corner Chomper, black Micron pen

Stamps- Sweet n Sassy Stamps -Seasonal Wreaths
Paper- Neenah Solar White cs, SU Rose Red and brushed silver cs
Ink- Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Large dot ef, Doodlebug twine, button, cardstock border sticker, Sweet n Sassy Stamps matching dies, silver ep, Copics, dimensionals, My Favorite Things Circle Stax Die- Namics

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Heartfelt Hyacinths

Hello Again, and Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday! 
Today's card uses an image that was just perfect for a technique I had been wanting to try- coloring with mica powder.

These flowers reminded me of springtime hyacinths, so I wanted to color them purple.  To make  the flowers pop, I used mica powder from QKR Stampede on black cardstock and adhered it using Sticky Powder, also from QKR Stampede.  The process is very quick and easy.  Taking a picture of it, on the other hand, is hard!

The Delicate Asters Paper Collection was perfect for this image and the colors I used. The sketch is from Cardabilities~
Complete instructions are at the end of this blog post.  You can find more gorgeous inspiration from the talented Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)

Heartfelt Creation Products used-
Recovery Wishes- HCPC 3565
Beautiful You – HCPC 3532
Sweet Juliet Die- HCD 740
Gift Ensemble Die- HCD 735
Delicate Asters Paper Collection – HCDP1 226

Spellbinders Large Ovals

Other Products- SU Black and Certainly Celery cs, Neenah Solar White cs, Memento Black ink, Versamark, SU Gumball Green ink, Sticky Powder, Mica Powders, SU Black ribbon, SU button, SU baker's twine. Micheal's pearls, Lace from Flourishes

Fold 11 x 4.25 piece of black cs in half for card base. Adhere 4 x 5.25 piece of designer paper to card base. Cut 3.5 x 4.75 piece of designer paper and adhere to card. Cut 4 x 2 inch piece of green designer paper and then add a narrow black mat to top edge of it. Adhere black lace to bottom edge of this paper. Mount to card base as shown. Stamp flower image in Versamark on black cs. Coat with Sticky Powder, heat and then add Mica Powder in purple and green. Cut image out with oval Spellbinder. Using Certainy Celery cs, die cut out vine from Gift Ensemble die and leaves from Sweet Juliet die and then sponge edges with Gumball Green ink. Glue to bottom portion of image/oval. Adhere oval to card with left side of oval extending past card edge. Add double loop bow. Tie a piece of baker's twine through button holes and adhere button to center of bow. Stamp sentiment on white cs and cut into rectangle. Mount on black cs. Tuck left edge of sentiment tag under die cut leaves. Add pearls below sentiment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Look Back in Time

Hello Friends!
Today I thought I would take a look back at one of the first cards I made last January for SCS Dirty Dozen.

 I found this wonderful stamp from Serendipity Stamps.  The theme for the month was "Dirty Laundry" so this stamp was perfect! 

The dresses were stamped in Stazon Brown and  watercolored with reinkers and an aquabrush.  I wanted a vintage look, so added a little brown to all of the colors. The image is backed with a piece of Naturals Ivory paper, then onto a piece of Whisper White that was scored all around with the Simply Scored Tool (SU).  The card base is Crumb Cake.  Some wonderful ivory lace and a Very Vanilla seam binding bow (SU) highlight the sentiment, which was fussy cut out and adhered to the card with dimensionals.  A Stampin' Up Vintage brad in the center of the bow finishes off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Heartfelt in Green

Hello, and welcome to another Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!
Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you that uses the wonderful Blessing to Me Precut Set from the new Sweet Juliet Collection.  I love all things natural including botanicals and greenery.  This set was perfect for highlighting just that~

I went for a clean design and kept the colors to a minimum so the green would really shine. 
Used the kraft paper and pieces of burlap to add to the natural feel of the card. 
For more amazing inspiration from the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, check out the Heartfelt Creations blog

Thanks so much for stopping by; your visit is a blessing to me! 

Lee Ann  :)

Heartfelt Creations products used-
Blessing to Me Precut Set- HCPC3564
Sweet Juliet Die- HCD 740

Other products used-2 inch circle punch, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, and Gumball Green cs, Neenah Solar white cs, SU Polka Dot ef, dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU white ribbon, burlap fibers, Gumball Green ink

Fold a 10 x 5 piece of kraft cs in half for card base. Stamp the foliage image in black around the edge of the card front. Cut a piece of 3 ¼” square white cs and stamp sentiment image on cs. Color leaves with Prismacolor pencils. Emboss with polka dot ef. Mat this on a piece of Gumball Green cs 3 3/8” square. Stamp the sentiment image a second time and punch out the circle portion of the image. Color leaves on this punched out circle and then adhere to panel with dimensionals. Die cut out the small leaves image in Certainly Celery cs. Sponge the edges of the leaves with Gumball Green ink. Adhere across the top of the image panel. Knot a piece of ribbon and a couple of strands of burlap together and adhere to center of leaves die cut.

Going PINK with Z Becky Brown

Hello Everyone!
I have another Z Becky Brown purse liner to share with you today, and this one is in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Can you guess what color the purse is?!

This purse liner is all about sponging!  I was running low on MOJO, so headed over to Pinterest, and this is what I found~

I free handed a stencil for the mountains and started sponging.  I did not have quite the right color for the sky, so had to settle on a combination of Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.  The mountains are Razzleberry and the foggy look was done by sponging Whisper White Craft Ink over the mountains and sky. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Tree Background and Serene Silhouettes
Paper-Neenah white
Ink- Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride, Razzleberry, Versafine Black, Whisper White

Fall, Pumpkins and Carousels!

 Welcome to week 3 of Ribbon Carousel's October Challenge, Fall and Halloween!
Here is my card for the challenge, made with Stampin' Up images-

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils.  The background mat is stamped off once with Crumb Cake ink.  The die cut is sponged with Versafine Habenero ink.  This card is also entered in the Shabby Tea Room Weekly challenge, with the theme of 'FALL'.   
Check out the inspiration by the other Design Team members on the Ribbon Carousel blog.

Each month we are giving away a carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use a spool, ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or something that comes on a spool on your creation.

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.

3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.
If you haven't entered yet, you still have plenty of time to get crafty!  Link you your creation here for a chance to win! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!
Lee Ann  :)
Supplies used- 
Stamps-Stampin' Up Best of 25 Years- Best of Autumn, Designer Type Clear stamp set
Paper- SU Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, dp- Echo Park and My Mind's Eye
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Versafine Habenero
Other-Stampin' Up Argyle ef, Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet die, SU linen thread, SU button, dimensionals, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die-namics, MFT Circle Stax Die-Namics, Prismacolor Pencils, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Scallop Border die

Monday, October 14, 2013

Z Becky Brown Debute

Hello Friends!
I have exciting news to share with you today; I am a proud member of the Z Becky Brown Design Team!  Z Becky Brown makes a fun and unique style purse that you can customize yourself, using your favorite crafting supplies, be it stamps, mixed media or fabric.
My first purse was made with a wonderful background stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps that I stamped multiple times over my entire purse insert.  I used several different mediums to color the poppies.

I started with watercoloring the poppies with Stampin' Up's Poppy Parade reinker and an aquabrush.  Then I wanted to go back in and hightlight areas with Prismacolor Pencils.  I ended up using the pencils a lot more than I had planned!

 To make the flower centers, I used a blender pen to add a mixed media black ink then added black ep and heat embossed.  I used a gold pen to outline the veins. 

That is it for me today; stop by Wednesday when I will have another Z Becky Brown custom inert posted!  In the meantime, check out the Design Team Gallery on the Z Becky Brown site

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Products used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Poppy Background Stamp
paper- Stampin' Up white cs
Ink-Stazon Black. Poppy Parade, black Mixed Media ink
Other- Prismacolor Pencils, black ep, Gold pen

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Heartfelt Sweetness

Hello and Welcome to another Heartfelt Creation Inspiration Wednesday!
We are pleased to introduce the Sweet Juliet Collection. This collection is inspired by the beauty of ancient rooms locked away and laden with antique treasures. These rooms are filled with yellow candlelight and dusty vases. Crinkly letters lay scattered around, turning crisp and fading more every day. A postcard lays covered in thick dust, forgotten in a dark corner. Wildflowers lay around, as crisp and crinkled as the beautiful wallpapers. Using these detailed floral and typographical stamps, complemented by black, gold and burgundy papers will enable you to create an outstanding classical creation.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by October 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $150.

These gorgeous blooms seemed just perfect for coloring with Prismacolor Pencils.  I stamped the image several times, some with masking, colored and then added the circle sentiment.  So easy and yet I think it packs a pretty good punch!   For detailed instructions check out the bottom of this post. 
For more amazing inspiration, check out all of the work by the talented Heartfelt Creation Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Juliet Spray Precut Set- HCPC 3567
Moments with You Precut Set- HCPC 3568
Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set- HCPC 3363
Delicate Asters Paper Collection- HCDP1 226
Decorative Flowerpot Die- HCD 732

Spellbinders Circle dies
Other Products used-
Neenah Solar White cs, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU Pear Pizzazz ink, SU Lucky Limeade ink, Prismacolor pencils, SU white baker's twine, dimensionals, bling
Fold 4.25 x 11 piece of white cs in half for card base. Cut purple dp from Delicate Asters collection for bottom mat. Cut piece of white cs just a little it smaller than the purple dp mat. Mask one arm, or branch, of the floral image in the Juliet Spray Precut Set, ink up the other half with black ink and stamp horizontally and to the left at the middle of the white cs. Re ink the image (with half still masked) and stamp horizontally and to the right at the middle of the white cs. You should know have flower sprigs across the middle of the horizontal white cs. Now, ink up the entire image and stamp so that the image surrounds one of the already stamped branches-in other words, the already stamped branch should be in the middle of the 'U'shaped flower spray. Repeat on the other already stamped flower sprig. Color the images with Prismacolor pencils. /stamp the large circle sentiment image in Lucky Limeade and again in black ink. Die cut out the entire Lucky Limeade image with a circle die; die cut the center of the black inked image with a smaller circle die. Sponge the Lucky Limeade circle with Pear Pizzazz ink; color the black circle image with Prismacolor pencils.
Assemble-adhere rectangular white cs with flower images onto dp mat. Wrap baker's twine 3 times around mat assembly and tie off to the left. Twine should be offset from the center of the card just a bit. Adhere the large circle sentiment with dimensionals as shown. Adhere the smaller circle on top of the larger circle with dimensionals. Stamp sentiment on white cs and die cut out with large tag die. Tie to white baker's twine and make a bow. Add bling as shown.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Design Team Favorites

Hello Friends!
This week we are sharing Design Team favorites over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog. I have 3 cards for you, one with layers and one very CAS, and a last minute card, all made with my favorite set, New Beginnings~

I just love how the black portions of the butterflies really help to make them pop on your projects.
  I used one of Chupa's sketches to jump start my MOJO-

I colored my butterflies with Copics and die cut them out with their matching dies.  The sentiment is framed with a frame from the Decorative Frames set. The horizontal strip of paper has a sweet little flourish from the same set, stamped on it.

And the CAS card~

This card I actually made to honor our very own, Susie, who was BOTH Queen for the Day and Featured Stamper at SCS this past week.  Yeah for Susie!  She is so very talented.  Be sure to stop by her blog and give her a little love! 
 I have used a single butterfly here and layered a die cut and a piece of canvas to anchor it.  I am not very comfortable with single layer cards, so I added the black line around the edge of the card to define it a bit more.  Bermuda Bay ink is sponged on the die cut to give it more depth. 

And the last minute addition- this card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge today on SCS-

I die cut a Top Note die and then embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper ef.  I trimmed the die cut so that it would be offset on the card and flush with the edge of the white mat.  Next,  I lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the die cut.  I then lightly sponged Baja Breeze over the Crumb Cake sponging.  Using a brayer, I rolled Smokey Slate ink over the raised areas of the die cut.  I then sponged on some more Baja Breeze to the top 3/4 of the die cut, followed by some Midnight Muse to the very to portion of the Top Note die cut.  Just below that, I added a little bit of Island Indigo and then blended the colors together with more Baja Breeze ink.  Lastly, I rolled more Smokey Slate ink over the raised areas.
The butterfly was stamped and die cut out with the matching die, then colored with Copics.  Lastly, I masked off an stripe along the right side of the mat and first sponged a light layer of Crumb Cake, followed by So Saffron.  I removed the mask and move it over about 1/2 inch and lightly sponged a stripe of S Saffron.  A little bit of linen thread finishes this card. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Layered Card-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Beginnings, Decorative Frames
Paper- Neenah Solar White cs, MME dp, SU Basic Black
Ink- Memento Black
Other- Copics, snss New Beginnings matching dies, Decorative Frames matching dies, bling, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics,  SU doily

Susie's Card -
Stamps-snss New Beginnings
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Pool Party
Ink-SU Bahama Bay, Memento black
Other- canvas, snss New Beginnings  matching die, Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On dies, SU Dazzling Details, Copics, Micron Black pen, Cuttlebug ef, Pool Party baker's twine, SU Linen thread

Peace Card-
Stamps- snss New Beginnings, Sheltering Cherry Blossom
Paper- SU Very Vanilla, Neenah Solar white
Ink- Memento Black, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Other- SU Top Note die, SU Vintage Wallpaper ef, SU Linen thread, Brayer, sponges, Post it notes, snss New Beginnings matching dies

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Vintage Christmas Collage

Hello Everyone!
Can you believe it is October already?? Christmas is less than 3 months away;  I have been busy making Christmas cards with the fabulous new releases from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 

There was really no plan for this card other than the fact that I wanted to play with my DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold Acrylic Paint again.  I applied a couple of light layers of this paint to white cardstock and let it dry.  Then I stamped off with the Music Background stamp and stamped onto the gold background.  I clear embossed this background. Since there was not a lot of ink on the image as I had stamped off once, coverage with the ep was spotty at best, adding to its shabby chic look.  The embossing kept the ink from smearing when I used the embossing buddy on the background before stamping the tree.  Ask me how I know!  ;)
 The tree was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.  The star was stamped in Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.   I added the 'Silent Night Holy Night' words because of the song Silent Night; I thought that fit well with the Music Background image.  The sentiment is also clear embossed. 
The rest was simple-embossing on Naturals Ivory cs, a scalloped edge, an Early Espresso edge to the image panel and a big brown bow. 

Thanks so much for stopping by; your visit is much appreciated!

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Silhouettes, Music Background and Born This Day
Paper-SU Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, white cs
Ink-Versamark, Memento Black
Other- Acrylic Paint, Clear ep, Early Espresso ep, snss scalloped border die, SU polka dot ef, snowflake ef, ribbon 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Heartfelt and Shabby

Hello friends, and Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
Today I have a shabby chic Christmas card to share with you~

I used one of the gorgeous new Heartfelt Creations tree dies and then embellished it with gold embossed poinsettias that I made, using the new poinsettia set that matches the Sun Kissed Fleur die. The die cuts multiple flowers at once-  talk about a time saver!  And these days, I can use all the time saving I can get!  For complete instructions, please go to the bottom of this post. 
For more inspiration from the very talented Design Team, check out the Heartfelt Creations blog.  
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Sun Kissed Fleur Die- HCD 734
Banner and Trees Die- HCD 739
Christmas Poinsettia Precut Set HCPC- 3557
Holiday Script Background Precut Set-HCPC 3562
Sweet Memories Precut Set HCPC- 3555

Other Products used- Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory cs, Neenah Solar white cs, Stampin' Up Holiday Oval Embossing folder, SU Vintage faceted button, SU Linen Thread, Crumb Cake stamp pad, Vandyke Brown stamp pad, Versamark, gold ep, pearls, white acrylic paint, ribbon, bling

Fold 5.5 x 11” piece of Very Vanilla cs in half for card base. Dry emboss 5 ¼ x 4 1/8 piece of Naturals Ivory cs. Rub some white acrylic paint over embossed areas. Cut 2 pieces of vanilla cs to 5 ¼ x 1 “. Stamp each with the pine cone/branch image using Crumb Cake ink. Adhere 1 panel to each side of embossed panel, with embossed panel overlapping the vanilla panel. Sponge edges with distess ink. Wrap ivory ribbon around both sides of mat so the seams are covered. Adhere to card base.
Emboss flowers on white cs, die cut out and mold to make flowers. Make 3 small flowers and 2 larger ones. Die cut Christmas Tree die from green cs. Adhere to embossed panel. Adhere small flowers over flower images on tree. Adhere larger flowers to upper right corner. Tuck larger leaves under right side of flowers; tuck smaller leaves to lower edge of flowers. Make bows with ivory ribbon and linen thread. Adhere the linen bow to the ivory bow. Add vintage button to bow center. Adhere to embossed panel below tree. Tuck large leaves under left side of bow. Mask off the words Christmas Joy on the background stamp and ink up with brown ink; stamp on white cs. Using pine bough image, ink up in Crumb Cake ink, stamp off once and then stamp as background image over sentiment. Cut sentiment to tag size of 7/8 x 2 ½ “ and tuck under right side of bow. Add bling to left side of bow. Add pearls to center of flowers.

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