Thursday, February 15, 2018

Festive Storage

I made this can over the holidays. I decorated it with primarily Heartfelt Creations die, stamps and paper.

I started by using an alcohol blending tool and several shades of green alcohol inks to paint the lid and rim. Cover the can with a lightly patterned paper. I used a snowflake design and glued on with Dries Clear glue.

Birdhouse-Front: Stamp Cardinal Haven Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black two times. Color the house and ornaments with Copics. Copics used on house: E11, E13, E17 Reds: R24, R27, R29. Ornaments: Y35, Y38, G12, G28, B24, B26 R24, R27. On the second stamped image color only the heart and cardinals. Cut with the coordinating dies. Add Snow Marker over snow areas and heat set. Cover the ornaments and the heart with Glossy Accents. Once the heart is dry add a DDot and attach to the birdhouse. Also add a DDot to the cutout birds and attach to the birdhouse.

Stamp and color a few branches without birds from Festive Holly & Cardinals Die. Cut with coordinating dies. Cut a small fence for the front panel. Add 3D Foam Circles  to the back of the birdhouse and stick to the front of the can. Glue a couple of the holly beanches behind it. To finish the front add a small fence at the bottom.

Snowman-Back: For the back of the can stamp the Frolicking Snowman with Memento Powder Blue. Add shading using Copic B21, c4, C2, C0, 0. Color the hat and scarf with R24, R27, R29. Add the buttons with Nuvo Berry Red.  Use a Versamark Pen to coat the skate blades and heat emboss with Ranger Silver embossing powder. Apply a light layer of glue randomly over the snowman's body and add Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear for a sparkling snowman.

Using Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, stamp 2 large trees, 2 medium and 1 small in green . Sponge on color using 3 shades of green.  I used Gina K Jelly Bean, Grass Green and Asparagus.

Snowbank: Cut a curved snowbank for the snowman to stand on to cover half the can. Apply a generous amount of glue to cover and coat with White Flower Soft.

Glue the trees across the back of the can and stagger them. Also place higher than the bottom since there is a snowbank. Adhere the snowbank to the very bottom.

Fussy cut a large tree with cardinals for one side of the can from the Festive Holly Paper Collection.  Add a Snow Marker to the snow on the trees and heat set, it will puff up.


Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection

Use Glossy Accents to adhere the lace to the edge of the lid.

 Top Of Can: Stamp Large Sparking Poinsettia and all the Sparkling Poinsettias stamps using a Stazon Red ink onto Foam Paper. I used a sponge and Colorbox Red ink to cover all the flowers. Cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with a heat gun.

Check Emma Lou’s video to see how  to Create Elegant Foam Flowers and Stamens  /FSdPL7nXvQE

After the foam poinsettia is shaped and assembled, edge the petals wit a gold stamp paint, I used Pebeo Studio Irridescent Gold 350. I also added small white stamen cut short and glued to the center and added Prills (any color). Once glue is dry, paint the stamen and Prills with the Gold Pebeo 350.

Paper Flowers: Stamp the Large Sparking Poinsettia and all the Sparkling Poinsettias on white paper with Versamrk ink and heat emboss with WOW Red Glitter embossing powder. Also stamp a set of Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die using Colorbox Red ink. Color with a sponge and red ink. Stamp the holly in a dark green and sponge the color with a lighter green. Cut all the flowers with their coordinating dies.

Place the large and regular size poinsettias printed side down in the 3D Basics mold, spritz with water and run through die cutter. Place the Poinsettia clusters in the Poinsettia 3D mold. TIP: You can layer flowers in the mold, just spritz each layer.

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

Use Glossy Accents to adhere the lace to the edge of the lid.

Cut 2 sets of Lacy Ariana dies from White cardstock. Also cut a circle a little smaller than can top from White to assemble the flowers onto. Now all the pieces are ready to assemble on top.

Use the white circle to glue the top centerpiece together. Start with gluing 3 of the Arianna Lace cuts to cover the entire lid. Fill in all the open spaces with the small accents from Arianna Lace dies. It should resemble a large lace doily. Glue the foam poinsettia in the center and add the leaves. Take 3 small red embossed poinsettias and glue a completed mini poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
Festive Holly Paper Collection  HCDP1-280
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die  HCD1-7107
Cardinal Haven Stamp and Die Combo  HCSD1-2019

Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3750
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3749
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3791
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die  HCD1-7145
Arianna Lace Die  HCD1-747
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die  HCD1-765
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die  HCD1-766
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Die  HCD1-7176
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold  HCFB1-464
3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold  HCFB1-463
Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3822
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-401
Art Foam Paper-10 Pack  HCFS1-465
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder  PGM15016
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear  PGM15015
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black  NU650
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry  NU667
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30  HCDA2-450
Go Man Go Prills  ANC818
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles   DDOTS

Other Products: Metal can with flip lid, mini stamina, Pebeo Studio paint-350, Marvy Snow Marker,  Nuvo Berry Red drops,  lace, alcohol ink, qlohol blending tool, White Flower Soft, Ranger silver embossing powder, Glossy Accents, Impression Obsession fence die, Versamark, WOW Red Gliter embossing powder,  Gina K Jelly Bean, Grass Green and Asparagus.


  1. This is so beautiful Joyce. Wonderful images added and I love the flowers on it.

  2. Wow, this is a great work of art. All of the dies and coloring and lace really made a beautiful piece. Love the flower on the top.

  3. Such a gorgeous creation. Using foam for those flowers is GENIUS!!! This is a real treasure!!!

  4. WOW! What a transformation! So many beautiful accents to look at, those poinsettias are fabulous! I may be awhile--probably should brew another pot of coffee. Did I say WOW!?!?

  5. Simply gorgeous! Congratulations on making the Heartfelt Creations semi-finalists!