Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A little Christmas Decor with Heartfelt Creations

Can you believe there are only 52 days until Christmas???!!!! Where did this year go? Since we are on the countdown, I thought today would be great to share with you a Christmas decoration I made using some of my Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies. I loved the idea of making a Tussy Mussy and filling it up with some crafty goodness.

Here are the details of my project:

Products used:
HCPC 3352 Snowy Cardinal
HCPC 2242 Innoscents Flowers 2
HCPC 3336 Ornament Medallion
HCD 705 Holly/Ornament Diecuts
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Diecuts
Blossom 2 Nestabilities
Aqua with Rhinestone Sparkler Button
Art Institute Glue with metal tip

To make the Tussy Mussy cone, cut a 12 x 12” sheet of designer paper on the diagonal. Roll up to form a cone and secure with Scortape. Embellish the cone with a diecut fancy corner from the Perfect Petals collection. Add ribbons and trim to the cone.

Next make a rosette for the front of the Tussy Mussy. Cut 2 strips of paper 12 x 1.5”. Score the strips at half inch intervals and pleat it. Glue the two strips together to form a circle. Push the center of the circle down and shape into a rosette. Then carefully use a hot glue gun to hold this in place. Stamp, emboss and cut an ornament from the Ornament Medallion set, and add to the center of the rosette.
For the filling of my Tussy Mussy, I made a flower using the Innoscents set. I cut 3 sizes of flowers, 2 of each size. I added dimensional adhesives between the layers, and added puff paint around the borders. I used a rhinestone sparkler button for the center.

Finally, I made the postcard by using a Postcard designer paper. I stamped the Snowy Cardinal on the left and colored it. I used the Art Institute glue with the metal tip, to highlight the pine branches and cover them with glitter. For the snow, I used Stickles with Polar White Flower Soft over it. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the set on the right side.

I arranged all of the pieces and added some iridescent “grass” and some berry stems.

Sir Stampalot: Christmas Traditions
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Shabby
Wild Orchid: Classic Christmas


Debbi said...

Your projects and cards are always so stunning! This is one is equally beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love it! Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to have to make a few of these! Beautiful!

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Linda Beeson said...

Ohh, Ahh! Cuteness!

Rosemary said...

woweee!! gorgeous tussie mussie!

Olga said...

Absolutley breath taking!!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Wonderful use of Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies. Beautiful dimension on your flower!

Olena said...

Your projects and cards are always so stunning!

pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

Hi there

What a fabulous adornment, looks like an awful lot of work, but so worthwhile to achieve such a great result.

It's good to see you here at Stampalot challenge this month, hope to see you again and good luck.

B x
More Stampalot candy here

LynneForsythe said...

OMW girl....this is JAW DROPPING GORGEOUS!!! just LOVE IT!!

thanks for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog!!

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Dena said...

What a pretty project!
Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this time around!
Hugs, Dena

Sally H said...

Wow! A gorgeous Christmas creation! Thanks for Sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!