Today I want to show you the new holiday collection by Heartfelt Creations. It is called “Festive Christmas Collection“, and is just beautiful. The collection includes six stamp sets and a paper pack. With them you can easily make some beautiful cards that your family and friends will treasure for years to come.
These are five simple cards that I created using the Festive Christmas Collection stamps and papers. Don’t you just love the vibrant colors in the cardstock? With the cardstock collection alone there are many different cards or scrapbook layout pages that you could make. As usual, they’ve set up the paper to make quick card fronts, and quick layout pages. The cards are in various sizes, so there should be a size/shape to suit everyone. There is not a die specific to this collection, but Heartfelt recommends the Luggage and Tags die set, and any of the Cut Mat Create dies (these are not needed, but will make the cutting/layering much quicker). Please see this short video for a closer look at the stamps and dies that are a part of the Festive Christmas Collection.
My first two cards feature two of the card fronts available in the paper pack. I simply trimmed them to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, added a brushed gold layer (a little over 4″ x a little over 5.25″) and a red or green background layer cut 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added a die-cut sentiment using the Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets (I love these dies!). To save paper, I cut the sentiment from the center of the brushed gold layer (just be sure that the other layers will cover the remaining hole). I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to add some glittery effects to the cardstock (you can’t really see it in the video, but this adds a nice touch), and added ribbon/embellishments as shown. Too easy!
The middle card uses one of the journaling cards found at the back of the paper collection. I stamped the “Festive Notes” stamp in black on dark green paper (cut 3.75″ x 5″) to create the background paper for this card. I added two more layers, one off-white (4″ x 5.25″) and one dark green (4.25″ x 5.5″). I added some clear Wink of Stella to make the ornament and poinsettia sparkle. Gold ribbon and rhinestones finish the card.
The “Warmest Wishes” card features words isolated from the “Festive Christmas Background Stamp“. To do this, I stamped the appropriate section of the stamp on a scrap of off-white paper. I fussy cut the words “warmest wishes”, and set it aside. The patterned paper is one of the 6″x6″ versions included in the paper pack. I trimmed it to 3.75″ x 5″. The other two layers are cut 4″ x 5.25″ (ivory) and 4.25″ x 5.5″ (green). The poinsettia is made using the “Christmas Poinsettia” stamp set (part of last year’s Season of Joy collection) and is cut using the Sun Kissed Fleur die. A red bow and ribbon finish the card.
The last card features an ornament from the “O Little Town” stamp set. I stamped it in gold ink on ivory paper, and fussy cut it. The first layer is cut 3.75″ x 5″ and embossed using the Sizzix/Stampin’ Up “Petals a Plenty” embossing folder. The middle layer is cut 4″ x 5.25″, and is brushed gold. The base layer is red, and is cut 4.25″ x 5.5″. The over-size red ribbon and bow finish the card.
These were very easy cards and were quite simple to create. What a great collection!
Heartfelt also makes a Festive Christmas Card Kit that gives you the items you’ll need to make five cards. That is another great way to experience this collection.
Heartfelt Creations “Festive Christmas Collection” stamps and cardstock
Heartfelt Creations “Christmas Poinsettia” stamp and Sun Kissed Fleur die
Sizzix Stampin’ Up Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder
Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets “Noel” and “Peace on Earth”
Die cutting/embossing machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot
Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, glue dot and dimensional adhesive
Inks — I used Onyx Black Versafine and Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz
Wink of Stella – Clear
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’