Friday, November 24, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Alumni November Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here!!!  It's the end of November, what!?!?!  Yes, yes it is and that means time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!!  If you've come from Emily's Blog you're on the right track, if not you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.

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Leave a  comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

Contest closes Monday November 27th 11:59 pm EST. 

The winner will be announced Nov. 29th on the HC Blog and Facebook page

Good luck and have fun!


I made a calendar box gift and added a simple Christmas card to go with it.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
It really is a simple card.  I used the Festive Holly Collection and fussy cut the center piece out and added the die cut behind it and matted the whole piece with red glitter paper.  I used a sentiment also from the paper pack and matted it with glitter paper.

I added some Paperlicious Crystal Clear glitter to the poinsettia.

Recipe:  HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements, HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection, CTMH White CS, Red Glitter Paper, Paperlicious Crystal Clear, Foam.

For the gift part of my post, I used Tamra's Tutorial that was done Live over on the Authentique Paper Facebook post.  I found Tamra through her Facebook group called Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations and it is chocked full of Tutorials (and a bunch of fun and friendly ladies!!)...run, do not walk, and join her group, you won't be sorry!!

It's sort of an easel-card-on-a-box-with-a-drawer.  Perfect for your desk, or as a gift for a teacher or fellow co-worker, or mom etc.  Tamra did hers with masculine papers to use as a guy gift!!  I wanted to make one using Heartfelt Creations papers because I could picture the flowers cascading down the easel and across the box.

Oops, how did they get in there!?!  The drawer is suppose to hold my paperclips.  Paperclips?  Pfft, ya, forget that, I'm definitely going to hide my candy in there now!!

For the back Tamra added a pocket.  I decide to give the pocket an acetate window and slide a picture in there instead!!  Sometimes I surprise myself with good ideas, lol!!!

I decided to use a piece of cardstock to hold the photo and added a ribbon on top so that it was easier to lift out and change photos.

Then I had the brainwave to add a photo on the back of my mat so that you can have 2 photos to share.

Tamra has a calendar you can print but I needed mine to be a bit smaller and plain Jane so that it fit my paper, and so that I could add my flowers around it.

I used the Botanical Rose stamp and die for my flowers!  I stamped white cardstock with light pink ink and cut them out.  I then added some pink ink to the edges of the petals.  For the center I used Scattered Straw Distress ink and the awesome HC sponge daubers...the point of the daubers helped me be more precise when I was inking the centers. 

I finished the flowers by adding  Paperlicious Crystal Clear glitter!  I tucked in some swirls cut from the Arianna Lace die and used Heart of Gold Prills for the flower center!









I almost forgot to share the bottom of my box.  I chose to emboss the die from Window Box Elements instead of using patterned paper.

Recipe:  HCD1-783 Border Essentials, HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Stamp, HCD1-758 Botanical Rose Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, HCDP1-275 Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, Paperlicious Crystal Clear, CTMH Ink-Pixie, Blush & New England Ivy, Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Prills Heart of Gold, Lace, Acetate, Pearl Brad.

Now it's time to hop on over to Emilia's Blog, good luck and I hope you enjoy the Hop!
Deneen

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28 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love that calendar/drawer combo! So clever and what a great little gift. Also love your pretty card! You are so talented!

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

runzalot81 said...

I love both projects! I've been wanting to make one of those calendar things... Might just copy yours :)

cghundley said...

Fantastic job on
both creations!
Love the flowers
flowing everywhere.
Carla from Utah

Denise Evans said...

Wow! Love, love that calendar box!! Great idea and the colors are beautiful!!

D.Ann C said...

That easel calendar frame gift box is just over-the-top fabulous!!

Katrina said...

What an excellent gift idea.

tycodmom said...

I love the attention to detail. This is fabulous.

boopfan57 said...

This is gorgeous!

Lenoria said...

Deneen, I love your projects and especially all the sparkle!!

Sandra Smith said...

What a great gift idea! So pretty!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely gift idea! I love the calendar box! Well done!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Great little gift ideas - thanks for sharing!

Have a lovely holiday weekend.

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Love both! Fabulous gift idea!

Thumper42 said...

These are so beautiful, amazaing work!

Ava Gavloski said...

Thanks for sharing the bottom treatment of the calendar box. Thanks for sharing the source of this project appreciate that. Great presentation of the heartfelt collection.

Sarah Retter said...

Thanks for sharing your tips on where to find the tutorials and your project would make a beautiful gift!

Ruby Stone said...

What a beautiful Box and the embossed paper on the bottom was a wonderful touch. What a beautiful gift!

Janice Donahue said...

ooo didn't think to do calendars. Thanks for the inspiration

Sue LD said...

Wonderful gift idea. I like the drawer and that you are able to add photos.

Debbie A Smith said...

The calendar makes a thoughtful gift and I love the modifications that you made to make it your own. Love how both pieces sparkle.

Mommela said...

This is so cute. Love the candy...oops calendar box. Paperclips would be such a waste. Candy is the better choice. Lol.b

DJ Rants said...

What gorgeous projects, love your beautiful flowers!

Manager said...

what a gorgeous piece of work

sharon g said...

I've never seen glitter on a calendar before. I LOVE the whole look, and the candies!

Esther Lozano said...

Your easel-card-on-a-box is just gorgeous! Thank you!!!’

Karen H said...

Your easel card in a box is awesome. And the Christmas card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration and ideas.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful project! I love the card and your calendar box! Lovely details!

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