Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Heartfelt Creations - Merry and Bright Debut

Hi and Welcome!
Today we're debuting the gorgeous Merry and Bright Collection!

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.

I loved making this card with the beautiful papers and 
magnificent stamps and dies!


Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

HCD1-7194 Merry Little Christmas Die

HCD1-7195 Snowy Pine Village Die

HCD1-7196 Merry and Bright Accents Die

HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas Cling Stamp Set 

HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set 

HCPC-3838 Merry and Bright Accents Cling Stamp Set

HCDP1-293 Merry and Bright Paper Collection

HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die

HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die

HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die

HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7176 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die

HCFB1-463 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold

HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die

HCBC1-456-2 Card Shadow Box Set-White

HCSH-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30

HCPP3-452 12 x 12 White Cardstock

31510 Funnel Tray 

359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 

173842 Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

159951 Designer Dries White Adhesive 

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle

85-Glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

532423-Kit Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter

RAHT – Heat It Tool

RACP985 Ranger Archival Cactus Flower

RACP614 Ranger Archival Magenta Hue

RACP412 Ranger Archival Forget-Me-Not

RACP962 Ranger Archival Fern Green

RACP436 Ranger Archival Leaf Green

Other Products: Strathmore Bristol cardstock, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Pale Gray, Light Gray, Beige, Purple, Deep Red, Light Green, Yellow, Kuretake Water Brush, Dimensional Dots, Archival Shadow Gray, Archival Watering Can, Ribbon from my stash, Silver Glass Shards, Hot Glue Gun

For more tips on creating with the Merry and Bright collection, watch the tutorial at

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorialat

Instructions: Card size is 5 x 7”. Cut white cardstock 10 x 7”, score and fold at 5” on the long side. Cut two pieces of paper from the Merry and Bright Collection 4 7/8 x 6 7/8”, ink the edges with Forget-Me-Not ink and adhere one piece to the inside of the card and one piece to the card front.

Cut paper from the collection to fit the 5 x 5” shadowbox front, top, bottom, sides and inside back of the shadow box. You will need 2 pieces 4 7/8 x 4 7/8” and 4 strips measuring 4 7/8 x 7/16” each. Use the die from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die to cut the opening in the front. Ink all the edges with Forget-Me-Not Ink. Adhere all of the paper to the shadow box using dries clear adhesive and assemble the shadow box. Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white cardstock twice, adhere the two together, sponge with dries clear and cover with Rajni’s Crystal Clear. When dry, adhere to the back of the shadow box as shown. Cut two tags from the paper collection using the Luggage and Tags die, cut a mat layer from the same paper used to cut the circle, ink the edges, add a piece of ribbon and adhere to the card base as shown. Adhere the shadow box to left side of the card. 

Stamp the snow scene on white cardstock using Archival Shadow Gray, color using the Zig markers, spray with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, add dries white adhesive to the trees and rooftops and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Lightly sponge areas of the snow with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear and diecut with the coordinating die. Diecut two more times from white cardstock and adhere together. Cut the circle frame from designer paper using the Circle dies. Adhere the snow scene and the frame to the inside of the shadow box using dimensional dots. 
Stamp the sleigh and reindeer with Archival Watering Can, color with the Zig markers, spray with the Shimmer Spritz and let dry. Randomly sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. Adhere to the shadow box as shown using dries clear adhesive.

Stamp the poinsettias on white cardstock using Cactus Flower ink, color with Magenta Hue ink and diecut using the coordinating dies. Stamp the Holly leaves on white cardstock using Fern Green ink, color with Leaf Green and diecut using coordinating dies. Place the flowers and leaves face down in the 3D Mold, spritz with water and run through the die cutting machine to shape. Ink the edges, adhere two petals together to create one flower, adhere to holly leaves, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear. Add glue to the flower centers and sprinkle with silver glass shards. 

Adhere poinsettias to card as shown using a hot glue gun. Lightly sponge the card with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with glitter.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the fantastic Design Team. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Crafty Hugs,


Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful card with the shadow box Janet! I love the tags on the side and all the beautiful details of your shadow box scene!!!

Cheryl Morgan said...

Janet I love all the glitter on this and the box detail is lovely, so nice to create your own scene. X

Patricia Manhire said...

Gorgeous shadow box card Janet. Your colouring is just stunning and the tags finish it off!

DJ Rants said...

Such a beautiful shadow box card! Love your wonderful coloring and sparkle!