Friday, December 18, 2020

Heartfelt Creations December Blog Hop


Hello! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? For this month's hop, I wanted to make a Christmas themed card with one of the new Gateway dies. I used papers from the Snowy Pines Collection and the Lattice Swirl Gateway die. 

What I love about this particular Gateway die, is that you can cut out images from the paper collections and frame them in the top center. The gorgeous dies and paper do all of the work for you! I scored and folded a 8.5" x 11" piece of white cardstock and when I cut out the large background die, I made sure to create an overlap on the left side so that it didn't cut through. This created my bi-fold card. I added one of the pinecone images and a sentiment from the paper collection. This card looks like I spent all day making it, but I only spent about ten minutes total! Perfect for this busy time of year.

The hop begins at 8AM EST on Friday December 18, 2020 and ends on Monday, December 21st at 11:55 EST. A random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card on Tuesday, December 22nd. Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 23rd. The winner needs to contact within 72 hours to claim the gift card.

Here is a list of blog hop participants in case you get lost along the way!

Kathy Clement –

Kerry Urbatch –

Vicki Dutcher -

Amarilys Doria -

Candy Slabaugh -

Alissa Wells -

Emily Niehaus -

Oksana Clegg -

Carole Wright -




Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Emily, this is stunning! I love the way you've used the gateway die to frame your image. Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for hopping with us this month! Merry Christmas!

Chantelle Pridgeon said...

this is beautiful, elegant card

SmilynStef said...

love those wonderful details

Helen said...

What a lovely card! Can't go wrong with red and cardinals at this time of the year. Like how you used the new die for this one. You've inspired me. tfs-stay well.

PattyNW said...

Love the use of the new gateway die!

Carole Wright said...

I love this, I have this die its gorgeous, so is your card x

Sandra said...

Your card is beautiful! I really like that you added the pretty cardinal to the Gatefold die cut to create your focal point.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

Jo Williams said...

Very pretty card. Cardinals are so beautiful.

Mary Holshouser said...

The die cut makes a beautiful
frame for the cardinal.
Wonderful card. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lorna said...

Really Emily. Love these dies.

Valerie said...

Love it!Snowy Pines is my favorite.❤

StampingbugKerry said...

Simple elegance...and flat so it will be able to go in the mail easy-peasy. HA HA. I have a hard time with that and embellishments!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely creation with this beautiful gateway die!

Martie Rollin said...

This card, in all its simplicity of design, really shines to feature the details of this new Gateway die. Plus, you've used 2 of my favorite winter images...cardinals and pinecones! I like this card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the cardinal and I like the die you used.

SandiB said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the cardinal on it. Thanks for sharing with us.

cghundley said...

This made for a
fabulous shaped
card and so pretty!
Carla from Utah

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just lovely! I really like the use of the red bird :)