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The Heart of Christmas - Week 8


Hi there

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.


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!


Kate Morgan

Stunning Judy! What a great use of the Striped Treat Bags and a wonderful colour combination, love it!


An absolutely beautiful card Judy. I would never have thought to use black and gold for a Christmas card - so clever, and works beautifully together. Stunning!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

I really love this colour combination Judy, I love that you have used the gold and white striped bags on a card, I so like you detail.

Sharon Davern

Judy, this is simply gorgeous! what a fantastic idea to take the bag apart. Such an elegant card. I just love it!


Beautiful, elegant card for Christmas Judy, I love it!


Such a beautiful elegant card Judy! Love the use of the striped bags.

Tina Gillespie

Stunning, Judy! I've always admired how neatly you heat emboss - not a stray speck of embossing powder to be seen. The gold touches make this a really luxe card.

monika o'neill

Wow!! Judy I love the bold gold, black & white its simply stunning, what a great idea using the treat bags as DSP. Your card is just beautiful. xx

Catherine Proctor

Judy this is s stunning card! How clever to use the treat bag as DSP!

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