Wednesday, September 18, 2013

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a fun mini album to share with you that i made for Heartfelt Creations using their newest release-The Season of Joy Collection! This mini would make a wonderful stocking suffer for your family members and no, it's never too early to start thinking of Christmas handmade gifts :)

Heartfelt Creations:
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
253740 Asian Accents
452255 Grand Calibur

StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops (Plumeria), Velcro dot

You know for the most part I'm a layout maker who sometimes tries to make some cards but I had so much fun making this mini! I used this tutorial for the mini but instead of 2.75”, I made my album 4” tall.

Below are some close ups of each page and embellies that i used on this 6 page mini:

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
You can find the instructions for the mini album HERE. Instead of 2.75”, I made my album 4” tall. Ink all the edges of the album before you start. Stamp the flourish from the Elegant Joy Precut Set with Antique Linen distress ink on the front of the mini before you do anything. Trim out 8 journaling cards for the front and back and inside and ink all the edges. After you adhere these journaling boxes to the mini album, you can start decorating it. I left the front and back plain because I love the pattern paper. Before you go any further, stamp and die cut a bunch of poinsettia flowers and layer them together to form full flowers. Add dew drops as their centers and leave them aside to use as needed. For the small flap in the front, simply add a large poinsettia to the center. For the first page, print a photo 2”x3”, mat it and adhere it to the center of the mini page. Die cut two snowflakes and layer the over each other using a pop dot for dimension. Add a circle sentiment and a small poinsettia. For the second page, stamp the Holiday Script Background Precut Set directly on it and add one large poinsettia to the bottom left corner and three smaller ones to the top right corner. For the third page, stamp the second largest circle sentiment unto a white cardstock and die cut a doily from the Shapeabilities Asian Accents with the sentiment in the center. Add a small poinsettia over their center. For the fourth page, add another 2”x3” photo to the bottom left corner of the page and add a large poinsettia and leaves to the top right corner. For the fifth page, die cut the Christmas tree from the Banner and Trees die set and add stickles to it. Put it aside to dry. Once it dries, add to center of the page. Die cut three photos into 1” circles and add them as ornaments over the die cut tree. Add a glittered snowflake and small poinsettia flower to each ornament as an embellie. For the sixth page, add a matter 3”x2” photo to the top of the page and add a border to its bottom side. Add a large poinsettia to the page as well as some leaves. Add a Velcro fastener to hold the book together.

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!

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  1. Wow..This is one gorgeous mini.

  2. Gorgeous! Love those wonderful flowers!

  3. Such a gorgeous gift or just a project to keep to show future generation Amarylis.
    Beautiful x
    Hugs Nikki x

  4. This is just so beautiful. I love all your elegant details, and I'm so glad you shared photos of them all. The color palette is striking, and I really like the closure. I'm going to have to try my hand at one of these.


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