Wednesday 14 September 2011

Heartfelt Creations

The AnnaBelle Birthday Challenge Winners have been announced 
over on the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog!!!

Hello Blogger's,

Wednesday is Heartfelt Creations day and this week we have a new collection to showcase. This will be my last collection as a member of the HC design team and I'm pleased I got to show some Christmas Sets.

Lets get straight into it then ....... The Christmas Cheer Collection features 14 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. The possibilities with the classic images in this collection are absolutely endless. You will achieve handmade projects that will "wow" your friends and family this Christmas season. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by September 20 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $240.00.

I have two projects to share today with more tomorrow.  My first is a Christmas Decoration, something to be brought out for display each year. I hope you enjoy ...... JOY.

Here's a close up of the docoration on each letter.  These beautiful poinsettia's are so pretty when layered, I hope you'll try them. If you click on the pictures you'll see a closer view.

Here are the details:

HC Products:  HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3417 Poinsettia Ornament 2 PreCut Set
                        HCD 713 Lace die.

Other Products: MDF Letters. Jo Sonja’s: white acrylic paint. Mod Podge. Victoria Gardens: digital dsp (printed to A4 card). AnnaBelle:  smooth white card and silver embossing powder. LSS pearlised ivory card. Rangers Stickles Star Dust. Martha Stewart: crystal coarse glitter. Copic markers. KaiserCraft: gems. Making Memories: rub on. Hug Snug: seam binding. Assorted lace and ribbons. Silver twine. Sullivans Snowflake punches. VersaMark, Memento tuxedo black ink.
Foam tape. Zip Dry glue. Dries Clear adhesive. ScorPal. Craft Knife.

1.     Make a pattern of each letter onto white paper and cut out. Divide each letter into three lengthwise.
2.     Using the prepared pattern pieces transfer the shapes to the dsp and cut out.
3.     Paint the MDF letters with white paint then coat them with at least two coats of Mod Podge.
4.     Using Mod Podge to adhere the cut out pieces cover the front and back of each MDF letter.  Use a craft knife to trim away any overlapping card.
5.     Coat each letter completely with at least 2 coats of Mod Podge to seal.
Dressing the letters:
1.     Stamp 5 leaves and two sets of 4 layer Poinsettia’s and one small flower of just 2 layers to white card. Colour with Copic markers and cut out.  Assemble flowers and add stickles to edges and a gem to the centre.
2.     Stamp I small ornament using VersaMark and silver embossing powder. Cut out and add stickles to highlight.  Add a small silver twine bow to top of ornament.
3.     Punch 4 snowflakes from white card and add coarse glitter.
4.     Die cut a piece of lace using HCD713 and ivory pearlised card. Using the ScorPal score every .25” along the length of the lace and concertina fold.  Pinch in the centre and hold with some seam binding tied in a bow.
5.     J = Seam binding bow. Two layer Poinsettia. Embossed ornament and rub on.
6.     O= Three bows, 4 snowflakes. Gathered paper lace and a 4 layer Poinsettia.
7.     Y= White cotton lace and 4 layer Poinsettia.

 My second project today is a card using the ornament set.

5 x 6 inch side fold card.
HC Products:  HCPC 3417 Poinsettia Ornament 2 PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3427 Herald Angels Background PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set  - Sentiment
                        HCD 702 Butterfly Border Die.
Other Products:
                        Cason Ivory base weight card. AnnaBelle smooth white card. SU concord crush card. Antique linen distress ink. SU concord crush ink. Copic Markers. Signo silver pen. Spellbinders Grand Calibur. ScorPal score board. Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish. Swiss Dots e.f.  AnnaBelle tiny silver Sprinkles. Paper Mill adhesive Foam Dots. Zip Dry glue and Dries Clear adhesive.

1.     Trim, score and fold ivory base weight card to make a 5 x 6 inch side fold card. Deboss the front with the Swiss dots embossing folder.
2.     Trim 1 piece of smooth white card and 1 piece of concord crush to 4-3/8” x 5”. Emboss the concord crush with the Spellbinders Flourish.
3.     Stamp the medium and two small ornaments to the front of the trimmed white card in concord crush.  Stamp 5 more medium ornaments to white card and cut out.  Colour the medium ornaments with Copic markers. Add some highlights with a silver pen.  The small ornaments are just highlighted with the silver pen.
4.     Score through the centre of all 5 cut out ornaments using a bone scorer to give a good crease (right sides together). Using Zip Dry glue adhere two sets of two ornaments together (left side to right side). Now join the two sets of two together in the same way followed by the last one. When the glue is dry you will have 4 shapes that stand out with one either side to adhere to the card front.
5.     Stamp 2 small and 1 medium ornament to a post it note and cut out to make a mask. Place over the stamped card front.  
6.     Stamp the Herald Angels Background over the front of the white card in antique linen distress ink. Remove the mask and sponge all the edges.
7.     To each of the ornaments add the silver white ribbon with Zip Dry glue, securing at the back.
8.     Adhere the five-ornament detail to the card front over the stamped ornament with Zip Dry glue.  Add a silver Sprinkle to the top of each ornament.
9.     Adhere the concord crush embossed card at an angle to the base card with the stamped card over this.
10. Stamp the sentiment in concord crush to white card and cut to size.
11. Die cut a piece of concord crush with the scallop from HCD 702. Adhere this to the bottom of the white card adding three silver Sprinkles.
12. Pop the sentiment up on adhesive foam dots to the front of the completed card.

Thanks so much for calling by today, I'll have two more Christmas cards to share same time tomorrow.
You can see the first preview on the Heartfelt Creations blog or better still go visit the amazing Design Team girls ........ they really have spent a lot of time creating  wonderful projects this month you wouldn't want to miss a single one.  The links are all under the DT tab at the top of my page.

The winners of the individual AnnaBelle Stamps Birthday challenges will be announced later today too, so if you're one of the 'Party People' who submitted lovely projects pop back later to see if you are a winner.



craftieodmae said...

Sue this is amazing!!!!! You have out done your slef, absolutely gorgeous

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both projects are just lovely Sue! Really like your "Joy" decoration!

Carla S. said...

Amazingly gorgeous and creative projects, Sue! Fantastic designs!

TesaB said...

AMAZING! Your Joy letters are out of this world beautiful and the card is wonderful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my, Sue, the JOY set is just beautiful! Love the way you fanned out the ornament on the second beauty!

Glenda said...

Girl, I love how your mind works! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful creations! I had to do a double take when I saw your "JOY" project because I have one that's so similar coming up. Great minds think alike :) LOL!

Lisa Lynne said...

Sue, your creations are stunning, as always - your work is an inspiration to me!

marsha said...

WOW Sue! Both of your projects are incredible! I love your "Joy" creation and your clever 3D ornaments, great job!

Angelica Turner said...

Sue, your projects are gorgeous,love the decorated letters.

Selma said...

Like I told you before, I LOVE your JOY project. It is so creative and beautiful. The other card is fabulous too.