Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Good morning everyone, welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  Today I have a fun project, I got to play with the new "Layered Elegant Swirl" dies from the new "Artistic Gatefold" collection released last week, and I got to say they are gorgeous and so fun to work with.  After a while of playing with the dies I came up with this Christmas ornament, lots of fun to put together and a lot of cutting, but luckily I had just purchased my new toy, the Spellbinders "Grand Calibur" and this machine made all the cutting a lot easier and much faster.   
I used four solid circles and eight "Elegant Swirl" circles, all scored down the middle and adhered back to back.
Here is a closeup of the beads, I run the beading thread through the middle of the ornament to the top, tied the ribbon and run the thread down again.
For the poinsettia I used the "Petite Poinsettia" set and coordinating dies, I made two poinsettias and adhered them back to back with the ribbon between them.
Here you can see the lace and solid sections of the ornament.
Since I wanted all the sections to stay in one place evenly, I took little crystal beads and attached them in between each section with a needle and beading thread.
Hope you enjoyed my project today, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by,  have a wonderful and creative day.


Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die Set
HCD 705 Holly -Ornament Diet Set
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia

Inks:  StazOn (Jet Black)
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV (The Metallic Stack)
Accessories:  ribbon, Stickles (Crystal), Recollections adhesive rhinestones, beads, metal bead findings, beading thread

Size:  4 1/2"
Cut 4, 4 1/2" squares from blue cardstock, using the scalloped edge die from "Layered Elegant Swirl Die" set, cut a full circle from each square.  Cut 8, 4 1/2" squares from blue metallic cardstock, using the decorative swirl half circle die from the same set as above, cut a full decorative circle from each square.  Using a scoring board, score all the circles down the middle and fold in half.  Starting with the blue cardstock circles, glue them back to back making sure to glue only 3 sides.  Take 2 metallic decorative circles and glue back to back, now glue each single side to the blue cardstock, repeat this step until you have adhered all 8 circles.  Using some beading thread, bead some crystal beads and silver bead findings, placing the thread through the middle of the ornament, at the top take thread and tie around some ribbon for hanging, run thread down middle of ornament again, glue the cardstock together to secure thread and close ornament.  Using a needle and more beading thread, please small round beads in between each panel of the ornament to keep the spacing even.  For the poinsettia, stamp the following with images from the "Petite Poinsettia" set on metallic cardstock with black StazOn ink; 4-second size from large flower, 2-next size down, shape with embossing tools and adhere together, each poinsettia has 3 layers.  Cut 4 holly leaves using the large die from "Holly-Ornament" die set, adhere to poinsettia, adhere to ribbon as pictured.  Add a rhinestone to center and stickles to the petals.


  1. Angelica this is sooo creative and a beautiful use of the die!!!!

  2. This is just a WOW project! Just gorgeous.

  3. absolutley gorgeous and your flower is perfect!!!!!

  4. Beautiful!! Thanks for the showing the close-ups so I could see all the details... gorgeous!

  5. Breathtaking! I love the intricate design!

  6. Angelica this is stunning, amazing job! Joey x

  7. Gorgeous ornament! You added such lovely details!

  8. I am not normally a fan of paper crafted ornaments but you won me over with this one. Love it.

  9. wow... absolutely stunning ornament!!!

  10. Gorgeous and elegant Angelica. Beautiful colors and just the right amount of bling. Will be so pretty hanging on your tree. "Hugs"

  11. Thank you for the wonderful steps and the detailed list of "ingredients". Your blog is pure eye candy!


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