Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

Vintage Christmas Door

Hi everyone,

While driving around the other day in the older, Historic part of my city and I saw the most fantastic older house (we call them Victorian houses around here).  This house had an amazing front porch.  I really wanted to try to re-create the lovely front door.  The door had the most beautiful wreath with such lovely greenery.  Here is my attempt at recreating it using Heartfelt Creations stamps and the coordinating dies.

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Door

A closer look at the Wreath:

Joann-Larkin-Wreath

and I had to finish the card with an additional coordinating flower:

Joann-Larkin-Flower

Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3394 – Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
HCPC 3440 – Vintage Doors PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 712 – Bella Rose Die
HCD 717 – Layered Scalloped Posy Die
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die
HCD 729 – Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 237 – Antiquity Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Timeless Rectangles, Distressed Ink, Black Ink, Brown Ink, card stock, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:  Cut a piece of card stock 10″ x 7 1/2″ and score on the long side at the 2 1/2″ and 7 1/2″ marks.  Next using your Decorative Blossom Corner Die place it on the bottom right corner and tape it in place using removable tape.  Position the die and paper into your machine with the die in between the cutting plates up to the score line.  This will allow you to only cut the part of the die in between the plates.  Once you have the right side cut, repeat for the left side.  Finally using the large outline from the Layered Scalloped Posy Die, center it at the top to cut your arch.

The next step would be to stamp, emboss, distress and cut out 2 of the Vintage Doors PreCut Set and fasten them to your card topping it off with the Layered Scalloped Posy Die.

To make the wreath you will need to stamp, die cut and distress at least 6 of the Holly Berry PreCut Set.  Once you have them all die cut, use your scissors and cut off the leaves and layer them around a small ring to build your wreath.  Finish off your card with your favorite sentiment and a flower or two : )

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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Peace on Earth

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another wonderful week of Heartfelt Creations inspiration.  Today I want to show you my twist on a traditional Gate-fold card with a pop of 3D added.

Joann-Larkin-Gatefold

closeup of the flower

Joann-Larkin-Gatefold-Closeup

and finally open

Joann-Larkin-Gatefold-Open

Products Used:

HCPC 3337 – Fancy Ornament Precut Set (Discontinued)
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3559 – Delicate Holly Swirls PreCut Set
HCD 705 – Holly-Ornament Die
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD 740 – Sweet Juliet Die (for the leaves)
HCDP1 236 – Christmas Card Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Grand Decorative Labels One, Grand Labels One, Copic Markers, off White Card stock, Distressed Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Glossy Accents, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions: Take whatever size Grand Decorative Labels One that you would like to use for the size of your card and cut it twice.  I used the second largest one.  Score in the middle and cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of the same card stock and attach the scored die cuts to the back.  To finish the backside of card (and to make it look nicer), attach a second 6″ x 6″ piece of card stock on the back.  Using your Grand Labels One die, cut a piece of DP in the next smaller die and attach to the front.  To create the die cut opening, place the die, cut line up in the center of the card and close the flaps (in this case I used the Holly Ornament die.  Once you pass this through your machine, decorate the inside of the card with DP.  Hint: decorate the inside after you die cut the front of the card to avoid any marks from the die on the inside of your card.

To create the 3D ornament I actually used the 2 sizes of ornament stamps.  I was thinking of using the 2 – 3D ornaments on my card separately but I liked the way they looked together so I layered them on top of one another.  You will need to stamp, emboss and die cut the ornament out at least 7 times.  I prefer to use odd numbers since I think it looks more visually appealing.  Next, score and fold the ornaments in the center.  For more complex shapes I create a template that I can place the die cut in to ensure that you are scoring in the center.  Once you have scored all the die cuts, simply glue back to back until you have attached all the die cuts, holding firmly until the glue dries.

To make the dimensional flower, stamp, emboss,die cut and shape the petals of your flower.  Make the flower bud by using your stylist to curl the petals toward the center and glue the edges of the petals together and finish by attaching the remaining pedals.  To make the flower have the “wet look” effect I simply brushed on glossy accents.  This also gives your petals some added strength : )  

I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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