Wednesday, August 21, 2013

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday! Today I have yet another layout to share with you that I made with the newest Heartfelt Creations Collection-The Christmas Card Collection.

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 Love at Christmas PreCut Set
HCPC 3556 Christmas Song PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 236 Christmas Card Paper Collection
452255 Grand Calibur
125156 Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
354806 Standard Circle Large

StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Distrezz it all tool, Recollections White Pearls, Liquid Pearls

The picture is of my hubby and I taken last year on Christmas. I turned the photo black and white but left the ornaments on the tree in color. Our tree was snowy white with silver and blue ornaments.

I love this little bird on the branch! I stamped and fuzzy cut him and added him to the corner of my photo. i also highlighted him with some Diamond stickles for a winter effect.

I used the gorgeous dies in this collection and made a large snowflake (kind of looks like a doily, right?) for my top right corner of the photo. I then added a white poinsettia flower and some new green holly leaves!

With the new stamps is so easy to make your own embellies and saying! I stamped the circle border onto blue pattern paper and then I stamped the sentiment right inside it. I then use my spellbinders nesting circles and cut it and embossed it. I lightly inked the edges and voila! A super simple but elegant sentiment to add to your layouts!

Of course, you know I got to have flowers on my pages! I made a bunch of white poinsettias (inked with Iced Spruce) distress ink and layer them to form thick flowers. I added a large pearl to their center to keep them elegant. I also used a bunch of greenery that I made with the new holly leaves stamps. There are 3 new holly berries leaves stamps in this collection!

Here is a close up of one of my blooms. I also added stickles for a winter feel.

Look at all the dimension that I achieves with this layout! Can you believe that I only used 2 sheets of pattern paper for this layout!?

I have a quick step by step photo tutorial on how I made this layout:

Step 1. Cut one of the sheets that have the 6"x6" papers in fourths and distress all the edges. Cut out a circle out of the first one and stamp your sentiment. You will not use the rest of the light blue sheet (come back next week and I'll show you what i did with this piece of 6"x6" paper!). For the second piece of 6"x6", cut into fourths. For the third piece, cut in half and for the last one cut a shaped die cut 6"x6" paper and then cut in half.

Step 2. Arrange your small layering pieces over your background paper as shown. 

Step 3. Your 6"x4" matted photo will cover the space in the center!

Step 4. Arrange your die cuts into a snowflake shape in the top right corner of the photo. Also, add two of the other die cut shares tot he left and right of the photo as a border as shown.

Step 5. Add your sentiment to the left side of the photo and now you are free to add your embellies as you wish.

I hope that you enjoyed this quick tutorial and give it a try! Who said that 6"x6" papers are only for cardmakers!? :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made this week!


  1. What a gorgeous monochromatic page with your amazing flowers. Thanks for sharing your process!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. Beautiful!!!
    I love the ornaments in color. Great close ups. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful page! I love your wintry white flowers and bird. The step by step for the layout is wonderful. Thanks!

  4. you are amazing, this is gorgeous!!!!

  5. This is such a drool-worthy page! Gorgeous color tones and fabby flowers and die cuts! Hope you have a good weekend!


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