Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Heartfelt Creation Wednesday....as seen on TV (heehee)

A very good morning to you all! We are almost in to autumn so it no longer feels to early to be creating Christmas cards:).....I love Christmas, it is my favourite time of the year and when I first saw this collection from Heartfelt Creations I just new I was going to enjoy creating with them:)
For lot's more inspiration from the other extremely talented Design Team just head on over to the blog HERE . There is also a fabulous video showing you that this collection is more than just Christmas by Emma Lou!
My creation today is a card with a gift tag that also can be used as a wall plaque to hang on the wall which was featured at the CHA live on Create and Craft TV!!!!(Had to get that bit in lol) You can see that  I have used the gorgeous papers from the Christmas Card Collection, Stamps and Dies form the Christmas Collection, but I have also used the Sunkissed Fleur stamps and Sunkissed Fleur dies to create Christmas flowers, which just shows how versatile the Heartfelt Creation products are. I have just added some fabulous snowdust from Pinflair which give the flowers a real Christmas feel!

This picture is showing both the card and tag
 



The card without the tag. I have chosen some paper from the collection so that the card still looks good without the tag!

 
This is the tag in all it's glory

 
The top of the tag in more detail
 
 
The back of the tag where I have added a loop so that it can be hung easily. I have also added a small flower to give it a professional looking finish
 

 This is the pocket in more detail
 
 
 
 
As always I have decorated the inside of the card again made easier with the very detailed Christmas Card Paper Collection
 
 
 

 
Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC  355– Holly Berry precut set
HCD   738– Ornamental Add On Die set die Set
HCPC 3556 – Christmas Song precut set
HCPC1 236 Christmas Card Paper Collection
HCPC 3533 Sunkissed Fleur precut set
HCD 734 Sunkissed Fleur die set
HCPC 3541 Summer Season precut set
Spellbinder dies used: Grand Labels Four, Grand Square, Labels Sixteen
Other Items Used: Memento Ink: Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves. Embossing ink, Red Sparkle embossing powder, green sparkle glitter, Stickles Glitter Glue: Diamond, Pinflair snowdust, Red card, olive green card, 8x8 card blank, Lace, pearls, string of pearls, adhesive tape,strong glue and Grand Calibur.

 Instructions :
Main Card: Cover the card base in red card. Die cut 4 decorative lattice decorations (from the ornamental add on die set) in olive green card and adhere to each corner as in the picture. Then using the med/large square die from the grand square die set, die cut a square from your chosen paper and adhere to the centre of the card(tent style). Die cut a med/large labels four in red card, a medium one in olive green card and a small/medium in your chosen paper. Next die cut a large labels sixteen in red card. Cut out the bird on a spruce branch from the paper collection and layer this onto the red labels sixteen die cut. Now adhere the labels four which you have just die cut Layering the largest to the smallest onto the bottom of the card adhering only at the sides and bottom edges to make a pocket.  Adhere the bird on the spruce branch onto the centre of the pocket. Decorate the card as in the picture using approximately these die cuts: 5 decorative lattice decorations in red card, 4 decorative lattice decorations in olive card, 4 holly berry swirl leaves olive green card(stamp with the co-ordinating stamp), 2 sunkissed die sets in red card(stamping and heat embossing with the red embossing powder). Adhere these onto the card as in picture. Finish the front with stickles glitter and the Pinflair snowdust. I have also decorated the inside of the card to co-ordinate.

The wall plaque tag: I have made tag approximately 3.5”x7” in olive green card. Stamp the top and bottom of the card with the decorative border stamp in red ink so that only the top of the pattern has stamped.  Die cut 3 decorative lattice decorations in olive green and 3 in red card. Adhere these from the  back of the tag (I cut mine in ½) layering the red on top of the olive green.  Die cut a set of the Sunkissed Fleur flowers and stamp and heat emboss with red embossing powder.  Cut out the sentiment saying from the paper collection and layer onto red card and some chosen paper from the paper collection and adhere to the centre of the tag. Adhere some pearls on sting and some lace to the top of the tag as in picture.  Add the flowers to the tag.  On the back of the tag I have made a loop with lace and added a little flower to finish it off so that the tag can be hung on the wall which is why I decided to call it a wall plaque tag. Finish the tag off with stickles glitter and the snowdust.

The card can now be given with the tag sitting inside the pocket and if the recipient wants to hang the tag they can do so without the card looking unfinished.
 


13 comments:

  1. Your card and tag are just beautiful Nikki. I'm really inspired to make a start on my own Christmas cards!

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  2. This is just stunning. I have no more words to express how beautiful I think this is! Well done!

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  3. This is gorgeous,lovely design,fab colours.xxx

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  4. Wow..This is just A-MAZING. Wasn't it fun to see our work on TV?

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  5. wooooo, Nikki! this has GOT to be jaw-dropping, incredibly beautiful in person, because it is jaw-dropping, incredibly beautiful on line! Amazing detail, brilliant colors, lovely design and dimension, and it just says "Nikki" all over it! Your tag is beautifully framed and so elegantly blinged! It's hard to have elegant bling, but you always carry it off amazingly. Thanks for the pretty eye treat, and the ideas, Nikki. hugs, de

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  6. Just coming through again to let you know the dimensions of my card you asked about. Folded it is 4"X 5 1/2". I followed the directions on Splitcoast Stampers for the Tri-Shutter Card. The printed version is the one I used for sizes. The video uses a regular sheet of CS and is smaller than the one I used. Hope this helps!

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    1. Thank you Glenda.....am going to give this design a go me thinks....thanks for the inspiration x

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  7. This card is a lesson on Victorian splendor! So glad you're on the Design Team for Heartfelt Creations...you always have very interesting projects to share. Thank you!

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  8. Stunning Nikki, the colours and the embellishments are fantastic.
    Janet xxx

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  9. Gorgeous card. The colours and detail are beautiful.

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  10. What a masterpiece! I love the frosty details you added to this wonderful card. The design is so clever, too! Love it!

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  11. Wowwww this is soooo stunning Nikki... love all the wonderful detail which must take you hours!

    And well done you on being featured on TV!! You will remember us when you're famous, won't you? LOL!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  12. Just stunning Nikki! Well done on your mention on the TV, well deserved!xx

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