The Heart of Christmas - Week 10

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Welcome to week 10 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I have another card in traditional Christmas colours. I received my Boxwood Wreath embellishments in the post today, so I started to play and came up with this card. 

Stampin' Up! Boxwood Wreath for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

I have unravelled 2 of the small wreaths and joined them together to create the larger wreath that encircles my embossed greeting. You may need to trim off some of the leaves where you make the joins, if it looks too thick. Did you realise you can emboss all ink colours with the Stampin' Up! foam pads? As the foam ink pad delivers more ink to your image, you can quickly sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat emboss as normal. You should have everything ready to go as you do need to be faster than when using Versamark ink.

     Stampin' Up! Boxwood Wreath for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I chose a die from the Layering Circles Framelits to match the size of my wreath and cropped the embossed greeting. The greeting circle was adhered to the largest of the scallop circles, die cut in Cherry Cobbler card stock. Glue dots were placed around the outside of the greeting circle to adhere the wreath in place. 

For the background, I used the green speckled design from the 'Be Merry' designer paper pack and layered it on Cherry Cobbler card stock and onto the thick Whisper White base card. I added a strip of the hounds-tooth design matted on Cherry Cobbler down the centre to break up the solid green. 

Stampin' Up! Boxwood Wreath for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To finish I added a luscious bow to the top of the wreath with the white and silver metallic ribbon. The metallic edge ribbons are one of my  absolute favourites from the many new ribbons in the Annual Catalogue. I've coloured some small silver Metallic Enamel Shapes with a marker to create berries on the wreath. I love how they retain the luminous quality. I did find them a bit tricky to adhere to the wreath and ended up using Tombow glue.

Stampin' Up! Boxwood Wreath for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a strip of the Cherry Cobbler reindeer design at the base, sandwiched between 2 strips of the dottie Garden Green washi. I stamped another of the greetings from the 'Hang Your Stocking' stamp set in Garden Green ink in the centre.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

  Stampin' Up! Boxwood Wreath for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

 All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Hang Your Stocking
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry Designer Paper
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories Boxwood Wreaths, White Metallic Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Dots, Basics Pack 2 Washi
Tools     Layering CIrcles Framelits,  Big Shot, Clear EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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This week the CTC Crew are taking another look at the Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue. I'm so glad we have another opportunity to look at this section, as there are so many inspiring samples in it.

You may have come from visiting Monique's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I have been wanting to CASE the card in the photo above, since I first saw the new catalogue. The bouquet of flowers in the jar is so fresh and pretty and I like the Crumb Cake background for a change.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
     

Having said I liked the Crumb Cake background on the sample card, I have used Sahara Sand for my base card and the centre art piece. It just seemed to work better with the Melon Mambo flowers and border that I had chosen. I like the effect of having a border around the art piece, but keeping the base card the same colour. It adds pop, but has continuity as well. I offset my jar slightly to the left to balance my circular greeting on the right. It has been a while since we have had a circular greeting like this and it is such a flexible one, suitable for many occasions. It comes from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

I have stamped the larger detailed leaf spray twice, directly onto the art piece using Wild Wasabi ink. The larger two-step flowers were stamped in Melon Mambo with the highlight also in Melon Mambo to give a subtle shading. The smaller flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and the highlights in Crushed Curry ink. The smaller leaf sprays were stamped in Garden Green ink and together with the flowers were cropped with the coordinating 'Everyday Jars' framelits. Some of the flowers are attached flat and some are popped up to add dimension and I've chosen not to stick down the tops of the die cut leaf sprays to give a 3D feel. Finally, the jar is embellished with the cute gingham bow in Night of Navy. I recommend having a bottle of 'Fray Stoppa' in your craft supplies, so that you can use it on the tails of your bows. It gives them a nice firm finish and prevents fraying.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a coordinating Melon Mambo border and two strips of washi from Basics Pack 1 and 2 at the bottom. In the top right corner I've stamped the group of flowers from the 'Birthday Blossoms' stamp set and the birthday greeting in the centre is also from the same set.  

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Love, Birthday Blossoms, Hello Friend
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
 Ink Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Basic Gray
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 and 2 Washi, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
Tools     Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Angela has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Everyday Occasions' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 9

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Welcome to week 9 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I have a used an oldie, but goodie on my card this week. The 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set is not a Christmas stamp set per se, but the lovely pine tree image is perfect as a Christmas tree. 

    Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Garden Green and I have layered the Cherry Cobbler designer paper from the 'Be Merry' pack onto Gold Foil. I have used the largest of the 'Lots of Labels' die cuts as the basis for my stamping and I did make it slightly narrower so it was more in proportion to the tree. I inked up the tree in Garden Green and then used the Early Espresso marker to change the colour of the stem.  

    Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To decorate the tree, I used the 1/8" circle punch to cut baubles from Red Glimmer paper and die cut the star from Gold Glimmer paper and popped it up. I stamped the greeting from the 'Santa's Sleigh' stamp set onto Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the Lots of Labels die and adhered it to the bottom of the art piece. I added a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler above the Crumb Cake and finished it with a small gold bow.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the cute baubles from the new 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set using markers directly to the rubber. At the bottom I have a strip of the Cherry Cobbler designer paper and the cute spotted Garden Green washi to top it off.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

   Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Carols of Christmas, Santa's Sleigh
Card stock & Papers     Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Gold Glimmer, Be Merry DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories 1/8" Gold ribbon, Basics Pack 2 Washi
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Big Shot, 1/8" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Early Espresso EP (retired), Heat gun, Stampin' Write markers (Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Early Espresso)

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Holidays

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'Holidays' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 112-125. It is perfect timing as we are close to the 25th for Christmas in July. This may sound terrible for those in the northern hemisphere in the middle of summer, but perfect for us 'down under' experiencing a very cold winter. We will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a traditional roast dinner with trimmings this week. 

You may have come from visiting Angela's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, I'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo above, which is on page 118.  I have flipped the design to make it into a portrait style card and used one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red, Crumb Cake and white. I hope you can see the elements from the sample that I have translated to my card in a slightly different way.

   Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Diagonal Stripe' background stamp to create the striped panel with Crumb Cake ink. I added a mat of Real Red and adhered it to my Crumb Cake card base. I have replaced the rectangular centre panel in the sample with a large Stitched Shapes oval  in Crumb Cake layered on a scalloped oval in Real Red. This forms the background for my popped-up Santa from the 'Cookie-Cutter Christmas' stamp set. I've used some of the retired Stitched Satin ribbon in Real Red behind the oval centrepiece and a gold bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To keep with the brownish tones, I stamped Santa in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and coloured him with Copic markers, using warm greys for his gloves, boots and belt. I added some sparkle to the white trim on his suit with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, although it sparkles a lot more in real life. 

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps  Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Diagonal Stripe Background
Card stock & Papers      Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories  Gold 1/8" ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired)
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copic markers

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Julia has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Holidays' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 8

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Welcome to week 8 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I have a bold and contemporary design for you in black, gold and white.  I have taken apart one of the luscious Striped Treat Bags in gold and white and used it as designer paper. You can get 4 panels out of each treat bag. I heat embossed some stars on the right side of the black panel and added the striped paper to the left side.  

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The reindeer from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits has been die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and then popped up onto the gold foil stitched oval. The greeting from the 'Star of Light' stamp set has been gold embossed and matted on black. I added two flat back gold cabochons to the greeting and a gold bow is the finishing touch on the reindeer. 

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have gold embossed the greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre and added a strip of the retired Winter Wonderland gold and white striped washi at the bottom, as it matched so well.

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Finally, here is a view from the top.

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Star of Light, Merry Mistletoe, Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Winter Wonderland Washi (retired), Gold 1/8" ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Striped Treat Bags
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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I hope you enjoyed all the extra inspiration from our new crew members last week.  This week we are looking at the 'Artistic Expression' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181. 

You may have come from visiting Sandra's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. Sandra is one of our new DT members, so welcome Sandra, it is great to have you here!

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It was a hard choice to make this week, as there were a few projects I wanted to CASE. However, I settled on the one above, as it is the sample that enticed me to purchase the 'Bunch of Blossoms' stamp set and the coordinating punch. I saw this sample when we first received the new catalogue and managed to buy the bundle before it retired. I really enjoy colouring and I love the dimension and texture you get from  a 3D flower on your project.  As you can see you don't need to add much to get a 'wow' effect. 

     Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used Shimmery White card stock for the background and for the flowers. The background is a light wash of Soft Sky ink, which shows paler than it is in the photos. The sun was streaming into my craft room when I took these photos, so it has washed out the background a bit.  I chose to stamp and punch out all the petals and stamens and then did the colouring and then the construction. I ended up with 4 flowers in different colours, but still have 2 to finish constructing.

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I constructed the flowers in 2 layers; the large petals were attached with glue dots to a 1" circle and the smaller ones attached with glue dots to a 3/4" circle and then joined together with a foam pad. The centres were offset and joined with a glue dot and then added to the centre of the flower. I finished with a small Clear Faceted Gem in the centre. The large leaves were coloured with Old Olive ink and then fussy cut. The smaller leaves can be punched out. 

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

I've chosen to highlight the art piece with a black mat and added some Linen Thread at the top and before popping it up on the coordinating base card. This one is Berry Burst and the other is Calypso Coral. You can see some of the sparkle in the flower from the Shimmery White card stock in this close-up.

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For the inside, I have a black mat and some washi from Basics Pack 1 at the bottom. The flowers are actually Flirty Flamingo, but they work well with the lighter Berry Burst in the flower. 

Project Details
Stamps Bunch of Blossoms
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Accessories Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Clear Faceted Gems, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Blossom Builder Punch, 3/4" & 1" Circle punches, Aqua Painter, Dimensioanls, Glue Dots 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Krissy has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Artistic Expression' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to week 7 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I'm using one of my other favourite colour combinations - blues with silver. I had a little play with the new 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits (that's a bit of a mouthful, lol). This bundle will be available to purchase from 1 August, which is a month in advance of the release of the Holiday Catalogue, just so you can get a head start on your holiday cards. If you join this month as a Demonstrator you will get the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set in your starter kit as an extra bonus on top of lots of other extra goodies - such a fabulous time to join! Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.

Now, back to the card. There are so many possibilities with this new bundle, but I wanted to keep it simple. I have inked up the lovely 'peace on earth' greeting in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim and die cut it with the largest of the Stitched Shapes square to make it the focus of my card. 

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  

The background of the art piece is Dapper Denim and I've silver embossed a starry sky using the stamp from the  'Christmas Pines' set. There is a stamp with stars in the 'Carols of Christmas' set, but it looked a bit busy for what I wanted. The trees and deer are just a few of the many dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits set - so much yet to try out.  I popped up the two trees in front with the deer behind. The single tree is flat and I popped up the deer in front. The panel has a mat of Silver foil for a bit more bling and the whole panel is popped up on the Bermuda Bay card base.

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For the inside, I have Dapper Denim mat and I've stamped the lovely greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre in Bermuda Bay ink. The swag underneath is silver embossed for keep the bling factor going! At the bottom I have some Bermuda Bay stripes, topped with the cute Dapper Denim spotted washi from the Basics Pack 3 washi set. Wondering where the Bermuda Bay striped DSP came from? I stamped a panel using the 'Diagonal Stripe' background stamp and then cut off a strip. This will be my go-to option from now on, when I need some stripes.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Carols of Christmas, Christmas Pines, Diagonal Stripe
Card stock & Papers     Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Dapper Denim
Accessories Basics Pack 3 Washi
Tools     Card Front Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies below who are participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Thanks!

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This week we are welcoming new members to the design team - that means more inspiring projects for you to look at! Please make them welcome by leaving them some blog love. This week we are looking at the 'Thanks' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 126-131. I love sending thank you cards - being grateful is something we can all do to bring happiness to ourselves and others. There is no better way to do that, than with a handmade made card, so I like to have a stash of them.

You may have come from visiting Angela's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. Angela is one of our new DT members, so welcome Angela, it is great to have you here!

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This week, I'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo, which is on page 126.  This layout is great for showcasing our lovely designer paper as well as using up those strips that we have left over from other projects. You can intersperse panels of stamping and embossing for added interest.  

  Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' designer series paper for my card - the first time I have cut into this lovely set of papers. I went on a journey with this card and it didn't end up where I had imagined, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. The borders of Tranquil Tide card stock between the designs frames them and gives the card a more graphic look than the sample. I added one of the wooden heart elements and a Powder Pink Bitty Bow for the embellishments. With all the colour and patterns, I don't think it needs anything more.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishment better in this closeup. I cut a panel of Whisper White and adhered the strips and borders on to it and then trimmed it and mounted it onto the Powder Pink base card with foam pads. I think it makes for a neater result.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and a some of the cute striped Daffodil Delight washi from the Basics Pack 2 set at the bottom. I then used one of the elements from the 'Eclectic Layers' Thinlits to emboss the leaves at the bottom. The flower image is from the coordinating 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp set which has been coloured with Copics, die cut and adhered over the top.  

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Oh So Eclectic, Daisy Delight
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Hearts & Stars Elements, In Color Bitty Bows, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools     Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic markers

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Rachel has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Thanks' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This has been a topsy-turvy week and the card I have to share with you was originally made for Sunday's CASE-ing the Catty 'Holidays' section. However, before I could take the photos and finalise the post I had an unexpected stay in hospital and it didn't happen.  It is now Tuesday and I'm thankfully back home resting and able to write this post and share the Christmas card I made.

As you would expect then, my card is inspired by one in the new Annual Catalogue (top of page 112), but I've changed it up from a snowy looking daytime scene to a night sky with lots of sparkly bling. I generally pair black and gold with white, but this time I've gone with Vanilla. I like the soft and elegant feel it lends to my card.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To start, I cut the top frame in thick Very Vanilla using the largest of the square framelits from the Layering Squares. The black background was cut the same size as the top frame and I stamped the stars from the 'Christmas Pines' set  in Versamark and then embossed them in gold. I added 1/8" foam strips around the edge of the black background and then arranged 3 die cut ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil and Very Vanilla within the frame, to create the hills. The tree from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set was stamped multiple times in Garden Green onto Wild Wasabi card stock and then fussy cut. I played around with the positioning of the trees; some are popped up and others popped behind the hills. I added more of the foam strips around the inside edges of the opening on the Vanilla frame so that it has the look of a shadow box and stays firm and doesn't collapse. You can see more of the details in this closeup.

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Once the shadow box was finished, I added the lovely vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and then mounted the panel on the Gold Foil covered Very Vanilla base card.  The greeting on the front is from the 'Star of Light' stamp set and I heat embossed it in gold, added a frame of  Gold Foil and mounted it to the front of the card. I added some small gold metallic enamel dots to finish the greeting label and a gold star to the tree at the front.

For the inside I have gold embossed the greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre. At the base I have stamped a tree directly onto the writing panel before adding more of the vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and popping up a stamped and fussy cut tree nearby.

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Finally, here is a view from the top, but it doesn't do the gold bling justice.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Star of Light, Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
 Ink Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Vanilla & gold Metallic-Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals,Glue dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today and remember to make the most of every moment!

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Despite my best efforts I haven't been able to participate in the past couple of weeks, but I'm glad to be back this week.  The card I'm sharing today uses a new stamp set from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, that isn't a Christmas stamp set, but I think it works really well for the purpose.  The stamp set is 'Hello Friend' and in case you haven't seen it or can't recall it, I've included a pic below for you. It is the coordinating stamp set for the 'Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit'. The kit looks fabulous, but I think the elements in the stamp set are great by themselves too.

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I've used that lovely wreath as the focal point for my card, which is in traditional Christmas colours. I stamped the wreath in Garden Green ink and then die cut it with one of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles framelits. I cut the centre out with a smaller plain circle at the same time. You could stamp the semi-circle of small flowers directly onto the wreath, but I chose to stamp and fussy cut the single flower on the end and pop them up over the wreath.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I popped up the wreath on a panel of the Cherry Cobbler starry design from the 'Be Merry' designer paper pack. I embossed about an inch of each end of the Garden Green base layer with the Cable Knit embossing folder and then centred the Cherry Cobbler panel over the top. It is trimmed at each end with some of the yummy new gold Mini Sequin Trim, as you can never have too much bling at Christmas! The greeting from the 'Santa's Sleigh' stamp set was heat embossed in gold and flagged into a banner. I curved the banner at each end with my bone folder and placed it over the wreath, securing it in the centre and at each end.  Finally, I added the gold bow at the top and some small pearls coloured with a marker on each end of the banner. You can see more of the details in this closeup.

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For the inside I embossed part of the Pine Bough in the top right corner and added a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. The cute dotted washi in Garden Green adds a finishing touch.

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Finally, he is a view from the top, that shows up all the gorgeous gold bling.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Hello Friend, Santa's Sleigh
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White (thick), Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
 Ink Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools      Layering Circles Framelits, Pine Bough TIEF, Cable Knit TIEF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for looking!

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