Wednesday, 15 August 2018



I've made this cute little aperture card using the Merry & Bright Paper with
the O Holy Night stamps and dies from
You will need:-
HCDP1 – 293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags die set
HCPC – 3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set
HCD1 – 7195 Snowy Pie Village die set
HCPC – 3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set
HCD1 – 7194 Merry Little Christmas die set
HCD1 – 7154 Eyelet Circle & basics Small
HCPC – 3832 O Holy night stamp set
HCD1 – 7187 O Holy night die set
HCST1 – 401 Deluxe flower shaping kit

And a few others bits:-
White card, white card for stamping, Black memento ink, Soft Suede, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand ink pad. Pear Pizzazz card stock– Stampin Up!, fine silver glitter, silver sparkly bakers twine, wet glue, Foam pads, hot glue

I coloured it with Copics:- Wings -Y00, RV00, Ox – E59, E35, chicken – R14, E43, Mary headdress – RV00, RV02, crib – E84, E43, shepherds headdress – Woo, W1,W3, W5, Skin – E000, E00, Shepherd – E31, E35, Shepherd 2 – W00, Y04, Y00, Shepherd 3 – B000, B00, B2, hair – E59

This is how I made it:-

Cut 2 pieces of white card 7.5” x 5” and score at 3.75”, 1.25”, 6.25” and 6.75”, fold the 2 inside score lines into a mountain fold and the outer score lines to make a valley fold.

Select the paper from the pad and cut a square slightly smaller than 5” and 2 strips the same height slightly less than 1.5”. Edge with Pear Pizzazz ink and adhere the square to the card front using wet glue, allow to dry. When dry, die cut a circle using the largest basic circle from the die set in the centre of the paper to form the aperture at the front of the card.

Make a Pear Pizzazz frame:- using the eyelet circle die cut the eyelet circle, then position the largest basic circle in the centre and die cut. Adhere the frame to the aperture you created on the card front.

Select a paper from the pad for the card background and cut a square slightly smaller than 5”, edge with Highland Heather ink and adhere to the back section of the card. Using the aperture on the front part of the card as a guide, position the nativity and secure into place with foam pads.

Adhere the 2 strips of paper to the front edges of the card and glue the front and back pieces of the card together.

Stamp the branches in soft suede onto white card and colour the branches in sahara sand ink. Colour the ornaments in copics to co-ordinate with the characters. Add glitter where  the snow is shown on the branches. Shape and add to the top of the card using wet glue.

Add the shepherds and angels using hot glue.

Die cut the sentiment and position at the front of the card with the remaining pine needles. Tie a sparkly bakers twine bow to finish.

 Happy Christmas in July

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

I love the colours in this paper collection from HEARTFELT CREATIONS

Glistening winter scenes filled with freshly fallen snow, pine boughs draped with shiny holiday ornaments, and prancing reindeer delivering sleighs filled with handpicked gifts for friends and loved ones are delightful imaginings that send our imaginations dancing with delight in the anticipation of the holiday season! Spread a little Christmas joy and happiness featuring these warmhearted inspirations with the new Merry and Bright Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Share cheerful Yuletide greetings and well wishes with a fun and cutesy paper collection overflowing with precious outdoor scenes of cozy snow laden cottages, beautiful birds nestled in delightfully decorated pines, and pleasing decorative holiday arrangements! Brimming with delicate snowflake accents, gorgeous floral clusters, charming polka dots and beautiful brocade patterns all encompassed in a non-traditional color palette of frosty blues, tantalizing teals, magnificent purples and pretty pinks, this paper collection is one that will surely have your holiday projects standing out from all the others received this holiday season! A sweet and desirable assembling of cling stamp sets paired with the coordinating dies culminate a perfect assortment of illustrations including beautiful evergreen groves, rustic snow covered foliage accents, diminutive Christmas baubles and an elegant vase ideal for assembling your own decorative centerpieces! The perfect accents for creating delightful holiday themed dimensional embellishments for all of your Yuletide projects.


HCDP1 - 293 Merry and Bright paper collection
HCPC – 3837 Snowy Pine Village stamp set
HCD1 – 7195 Snowy Pie Village die set
HCPC – 3836 Merry Little Christmas stamp set
HCD1 – 7194 Merry Little Christmas die set
HCD1 – 747 Arianna Lace die set
HCST1 – 401 Deluxe flower shaping kit

White card, Pear Pizzazz card, Old Olive, early espresso and Highland Heather ink (stampin Up!), Lilac Whisper Chalk Cloud ink (Cosmic Shimmer) transparent glitter, quickie glue pen, silver sparkly bakers twine, gems, hot glue, wet glue, Clear embossing powder, foam pads

 Create a 6.75” square card base using the white card, cut a 6.5” square of paper from the pad and add a deep edge with Chalk Cloud ink, add a fine edge of Highland Heather ink on top. Adhere to the card base.

Die cut 2 snowflakes in white from the Arianna Lace die set and colour using the 2 lilac inks to give a patchy effect, position onto the card using wet glue.

Select the paper for the centre topper and cut a square slightly larger than 3.5”, edge with Lilac ink shades as before. Stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather ink, run the quickie glue pen along the sentiment and add transparent glitter, remove excess. Adhere onto white card to leave a thin white border and add to the card base using foam pads.

Add random gems, using wet glue.

Create the pine needles:- Stamp the pine needles onto Pear Pizzazz card using Old Olive ink, colour the branches using early espresso ink and die cut 4 pieces of each sprig should be enough for this card. Shape the pine needles using the flower shaping kit. Add a little wet glue and sprinkle with transparent glitter, remove excess and allow to dry.

Create the decorations:- Stamp in Highland Heather ink and add clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Water colour the decorations using the same colour ink. When dry add wet glue and transparent glitter as with the pine needles, and allow to dry. Make bows with the bakers twine and add to the decoration using hot glue.

Position the pine needles and decorations using hot glue.
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