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Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed. The winner is Ava Gavloski, chosen from Emily’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday.  Now that you’ve packed all the turkey leftovers away, it’s the perfect time to hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team.  I’ve prepared a Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial to share with you on this first stop of the hop.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Pink poinsettia are such a festive addition to the holiday season.  And yes, those are dogwoods, too!  I’ve combined papers, stamps and dies from the Flowering Dogwood and Sparkling Poinsettia Collections to make this Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card.  Here’s how I did it.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: Building the Base
  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from deep pink cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the barn wood paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.
  • Then, lightly distress the edges of the paper and ink with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Spritz with water to create water spots.  Glue this panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut the pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood to measure 5″ x 3″  Add a lacy edge with Border Essentials Die.  Glue in the center of the card.
  • Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval from a pearlized white linen cardstock.  I have had this in my stash forever, and honestly don’t remember where it came from.
  • Center the outer frame on the card and glue in place.
  • Now, add foam adhesive tabs to the back of the eyelet oval and place in the center of the frame.
  • If desired, use hot glue to attach a plastic glitter snowflake to the center of the oval. (From Dollar Tree).
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The Sentiment Panel

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

  • Stamp the Sentiment from Sparkling Poinsettia Joy to the World on a square of the same pale pink patterned paper you used on the border.  Use Versamark Ink and heat emboss with superfine gold embossing powder.
  • Trim the sentiment into a square.  Crop the corners with a ticket stub punch.  Mat on pearlized white linen cardstock and pale pink cardstock.  Crop the corners of each layer.  Glue on top of the glitter snowflake.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The flowers!

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

 

 

  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp two Large Sparkling Poinsettia onto pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood.
  • Now, die cut with the corresponding Large Sparkling Poinsettia die.
  • Use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to petals and leaves.
  • Then spritz lightly with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool kit.
  • Now, stack the two layers together with hot glue, staggering the petals.
  • Next, fill the center of the poinsettia with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Fill with a combination of Gilt Trip and TuTu Pink Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • While the poinsettia is drying, create the dogwood flowers.
  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp one set of Flowering Dogwood onto pearlized white paper.
  • Quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Then die cut with the corresponding Flowering Dogwood Die.
  • Sponge the centers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape and stack.  Fill centers with Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • Once everything is dry, spritz the poinsettia with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
  • Hot Glue flowers to card base.
  • Finally, tie a triple loop bow with white silky crush ribbon.  Add metallic gold string and button to finish the card front.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4Inside, I’ve layered papers from Flowering Dogwood with a sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection to finish the card.  Turn a journal card into a pocket by punching a thumb hole with a circle punch.  Glue just the sides and bottom to the card base. Add a tea bag and honey stick, a gift card, or other treat to the pocket.

On with the Hop!

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday,  November 24th and closes Monday 27th Nov at 11.59PM EST.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop so that your name is entered into the draw for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  One random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 29th.  I will also add the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.  The winner of the hop will have 72 hours to  email Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the November Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop order this month:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki Amarilys  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Emily Deneen  ♥ Emelia ♥ Martine ♥  Sarah     ♥ Alissa ♥

 

I hope you were inspired by this Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop!  Christmas is peeking around the corner, and it’s time to get our holiday craft on.  This Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio is loaded with pull out tags, handmade flowers, hidden treats and a lovely mini photo album. I had such fun designing this 5″ x 7″ top fold card. The card base is built with a 1/4″ spine to allow for all kinds of goodies to be tucked inside.  I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks with you.  Let’s get this party started!

Christmas Joy Card Folio: Sparkling Poinsettias

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

Begin the process of making this card by creating the Sparkling Poinsettia Flowers.

  • First, use Peeled Paint Distress ink to stamp Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set twice onto lightly patterned paper from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection.
  • Immediately sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Now, use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint Distress ink to the flower centers.
  • Then add Fired Brick and Candied Apple  Distress Ink to the petals.
  • Now die cut the flower layers with the matching Sparkling Poinsettia Die.
  • Mist the die cut flower layers lightly with Tattered Angels Lobster Mist.
  • Now shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Heat dry.
  • Then stack together with hot glue. Add stamens to the center.
  • To add glitter, trace around the veins with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle with clear glitter.  (See links below)
  • Once the glitter has dried, fill centers with Berry Nice Prills.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Pocket

 

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

It’s no secret by now that I love pockets…and tags.  So for this card, I found a fun way to use them on the cover of the card.

  • First, cut a piece of the Christmas newsprint paper slightly smaller than my card base.
  • Next, ink it up with Candied Apple, Festive Berries, and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks.
  • Then, spritz the paper with water and let the inks run.  Heat Dry.  Repeat until you like the way the background looks.
  • Now, fussy cut the Joy to the World banner and poinsettias from the 6×6 card front.  Ink the edges.
  • Then, place the banner over the inked panel and stitch to a mat of dark green cardstock.  Leave the top of the banner open to form a pocket.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Tags

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • First, cut a panel of lightly patterned designer paper to measure 3.25″ x 5″.
  • Now, use Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the Holly swirl from Joy to the World on this panel.
  • Next, stamp Joy to the World image on this same panel using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Then, use Stack and Store Daubers  and the inks of your choice to add color.
  • Next, trace around some of the lines  in the stamped image with Art Institute Dries Clear Glue. Be sure to use the fine tip attachment.
  • Now place the image over a funnel tray or large sheet of paper and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.  Tap off the excess and set aside to dry.
  • When dry, round the corners with a 1/4″ corner rounder punch.  Crop the top edge with a Scallop Edge Punch.  Add a hole punch in the center for ribbon.
  • Then cut a 6″ length of 5/8″ Red Gauze Print Satin Ribbon through the hole.  Tie with a piece of crochet lace.
  • Add poinsettia and stick pins to each tag, then tuck in the pocket.

 

To finish the card front, glue a poinsettia in the upper left and corner of the card.  Then tie a double loop bow from Forest Green Satin Swirl Ribbon.  Tuck beneath the poinsettia, using your scissor points to set it in place.

Christmas Joy Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

I added a fun mini photo album to the card pocket.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

It is stamped with the sentiment from the Joy to the World Cling Stamp set, and has a ribbon closure.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7The inner panels are decorated with 4″ x 6″ card fronts cut from the paper collection.  I’ve tucked in tags, photo mounts, and a little chocolate treat.

On with the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop list, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  If you don’t comment, you can’t win!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki ♥ Amarilys ♥ AlissaDeneen Martine  ♥ Sarah ♥

The hop runs from 8AM EDT Friday, October 27- 11:59PM Monday, October 29th.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 1st.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by contacting Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the October Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Snow Kissed Poinsettia

Christmas in July: Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Poinsettia

Hello, Friends!

It’s Christmas in July week here at Kathy by Design.  How fun!  I know a lot of us make our own holiday cards, so I thought it might be helpful to share some holiday inspiration with you and  get those creative wheels turning so we can all get our Christmas cards out on time this year.  Today, I’m sharing a Snow Kissed Poinsettia wall hanging made with the brand new Sparkling Poinsettia release from Heartfelt Creations.  Here’s some info about this wonderful set of stamps, dies and papers.

Rediscover the majesty, serenity and pageantry of Christmas with Heartfelt Creations’ Sparkling Poinsettia Collection. This glorious ensemble of stamps, dies and papers captures the stately splendor of Christmas with a regal color palette of burgundy, evergreen, taupe and cream. Radiant poinsettias take center stage amidst a host of traditional Nativity scenes, twinkling candles, drifting snowflakes, lacy flourishes, exuberant banners and Heartfelt greetings that are worthy of the King of Kings. Six detailed stamp sets echo the glorious images found in the paper collection and two coordinating die sets can be used to create sparkling poinsettias that will never wilt or fade. Chronicle sweet memories of the season, share holiday joy with family and friends, hail the holy babe born in the manger and deck the halls with Sparkling Poinsettia!

Kathy by Design/Sparkling Poinsettia Snow Kissed Poinsettias 01aIf you like poinsettias, you are going to love the Sparkling Poinsettia Dies.  I combined the stamps and dies when creating the snow kissed poinsettias in this wall hanging.  I have a complete supply list and tutorial below so you can follow along and make your own.

Sparkling Poinsettia Snow Kissed Poinsettias 03aI’m especially fond of the papers in this collection because they make quick work of cardmaking.  There are dozens of pre-designed card fronts and sentiments and all you have to do is cut them out and glue them onto your card base.  Add your sparkling poinsettias and you are good to go!

Sparkling Poinsettia Snow Kissed Poinsettias 02aThe beautiful leaves are part of the Large Sparkling Poinsettia stamps and die set.  Festive greenery is always appropriate for the holidays!

I know you are going to love this beautiful Christmas release from Heartfelt Creations.  Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing more Christmas in July projects all month long.  And I might just have to throw a little giveaway into the mix, you never know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by HC

HCPC 3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3683 Joy to the World Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3684 Sparkling Poinsettia Notes
HCD1 762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD1 765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1 766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCDP1 256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
Carmine Red Metallic Stamp Paint
Gold Metallic Stamp Paint
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products: Memento London Fog Dye Ink; Ranger Library Green Archival Ink; Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel; Czech Beads, Picket Fence Distress Paint; Aged Mahogany Distress Paint; Fancy Chipboard Shape; Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon; White Cardstock; Gold Foil Cardstock; Green Foil Cardstock; Spectrum Noir Pen CT2; Art Anthology Colorations Spray, Heart; Clear Embossing Powder; Hole Punch; Christmas Red Stickles
Directions:
Use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp 2 sets of both the Large Sparkling Poinsettia and the Sparkling Poinsettia onto white cardstock. Emboss with Clear EP. Die cut. Spray with Art Anthology Spray and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Sponge with Carmine Red Stamp Paint. Tap with Gold Stamp Paint. Once the flowers are dry, stack them together. Use your finger to gently tap Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the creases of the petals to give them a snowy appearance. Sponge the leaves with Library Green Archival Ink, then blend in the Spectrum Noir CT2 ink to shade the leaves. Brush lightly with Glass Bead Glitter. Fill the flower centers with the die cut berries. Use Art Institute glue to add Czech beads to flower centers. Set the flowers aside to dry thoroughly.

Trace around the chipboard shape onto the burgundy background paper. Cut out, distress edges, paint edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint and then sponge with Gold Stamp Paint. Trace around the chipboard shape once again, this time onto scrap paper. Fold the paper in half, and trim about 1/2 inch off all the way around the folded shape. Trace this smaller shape onto the grey patterned section of the “Joy to the World” paper from the collection. Distress the edges and then paint the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint. Use Memento London Fog Ink to stamp the Sparkling Poinsettia Notes background stamp randomly onto the grey lattice background piece. Then use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp holly swirls around the edges, as shown.

Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock. Back with the burgundy patterned paper from the collection. Place in the center of the chipboard shape, as shown, but do not glue down yet. Fussy cut the poinsettias from the Joy to the World paper and layer them around the Decorative Oval Die, as shown. Glue everything down. Fussy cut the Joy to the World Banner and glue down so that the middle section is raised, as shown in the photo. Cut the journal card from the paper collection. Mat with gold foil cardstock and green foil cardstock, as shown. Use foam dots to secure to the chipboard shape, as shown.

Arrange the flowers and leaves around the chipboard, as shown. Use a hole punch to add ribbon and a fancy bow. Fill the berries in the Holly Swirls Stamp with Christmas Red Stickles. Let Dry.

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