Wednesday, September 11, 2013

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations-New Release!

Happy Wednesday! Wow! It has been so long since I've done a layout! I actually missed it!!! :)

Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means it's Heartfelt Creation's new release!

The Season of Joy Collection has been put together so you can create your most elegant Christmas cards, layouts and 3D projects. Create gorgeous typography backgrounds in your favorite Christmas hues. The hand-drawn, detailed stamps provide new excitement to every Christmas project you'll create as the snow flies and the hot cocoa simmers on the stove. Feel your heart ignite with passion and excitement as you delight yourself with the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection. Match the ornate poinsettia stamp with the cutting-edge Sun Kissed Fleur die and you'll save time while creating your Christmas projects. 

And for 4 weeks only, gift yourself with the whole collection and save $20 off the regular price!
With this set you can create the most elegant, delicate creations your friends and family have seen. Being a smile to your loved ones' faces. See the Season of Joy Collection here.

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3560 Elegant Joy PreCut Set
HCPC 3561 Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
HCPC 3562 Holiday Script Background PreCut Set
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 739 Banner and Trees Die
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
354806 Standard Circle Large
452255 Grand Calibur

StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Prismacolor Pencils (PC924, PC945, PC946), OMS, Rangers Distress Marker (Forrest Moss), Martha Stewart Vintage Flowers Punch, Recollections White Pearls, white ribbon

This collection is simply gorgeous and the new poinsettia flowers stamps are so much fun to work with! The new poinsettia stamp works with the Sun Kissed Fleur Die so you cut 8 flowers and two leaves with each pas through the die cutting machine! For the next few layouts I actually cut a 12"x12" sheet of pattern paper in 6 and stamped and die cut all the individual flowers and sorted them by size. That way, as I was working on my layouts and projects, all I had to do was choose the sizes I needed for each flowers and shape them as I wanted! This process cut my flower-making in half and this layout took less than 30 mins to complete!

In this collection there are two tree/banner dies and I decided to use one of them to make my own chipboard tree! It cut and embossed beautifully (how many people have embossed chipboard pieces!). I used tiny pearls and added these to the center of the embossed poinsettia flowers and inked the chipboard edges.

These are the flowers that I made. I simply added a large white pearl to their center. I stamped and colored two pinecones and fuzzy cut them and added them to my cluster. I added a double white bow to tie them in together.

Here's a better look at all the embellies that I made. I used the second 'tree' die to make my own lace border. I simply trimmed the border to shorten it a bit and tucked it in under the photo. The picture is of my mom and I during Christmas of last year. See the family resemblance? :)

I love the Joy sentiment stamp in this kit! Is so beautiful and a great size for a title!

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim a piece of pattern paper to 6.5”x10” and punch around the border using Martha Stewart punch. Distress the edges with ink and by crumbling them to make it look old. Add to dark green background pattern paper. Stamp the Holiday Script Background Precut Set using Antique Linen distress ink all over the background. Stamp the word Joy on the top right side of the paper. On a separate cream color cardstock, stamp the Holiday Script Background Precut Set again with black archival ink this time and trim out a piece of the sentiment and add over the title Joy. Mat a 4”x4” photo and add to center of the pattern paper layer. Die cut 3 banners out of brown cardstock and cut them down to size and tuck in under the photo as shown. Die cut the tree die out of thin chipboard and emboss it. Randomly ink some areas to give it dimension and add over the left side of the photo. Add tiny pearls to the embossed poinsettia flowers. Stamp the largest circle sentiment from the Christmas Sentiment Circles Precut Set and two pines from the Elegant Joy Precut Set onto brown cardstock. Die cut the sentiment with a large circle die. Emboss and ink the edges. Color the pine cones and fuzzy cut them out. Add stickles and put them aside to dry. On white cardstock, stamp a bunch of leaves from the Holly Berry PreCut Set and color the leaves and berries using Prismacolor pencils and distress markers. Die cut these leaves using the coordinating die. For the flowers, stamp and die cut the Christmas poinsettia Precut Set a few times. Shape each layer individually and layer to form full and different size flowers. Add a white pearl to their center. Add the flowers, leaves, die cut sentiment circle and pine cones around the photo as shown. Make a quick small white bow and add over the pinecones. Finally, add stickles to the berries for added shimmer.

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 with the new collection!

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  1. Another gorgeous layout! Love the poinsettia flowers!

  2. Such a beautiful layout! I love the way you clustered the poinsettias, dies and stamps around the photo. So many gorgeous details! I was missing your layouts, too! LOL

  3. this is one gorgeous page, you are so talented!!


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