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The Heart of Christmas - Week 10


Hi there

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!


Tina Gillespie

Just gorgeous, Judy! My wreath embellies are still sitting unloved on my desk - I will have to get them out and have a play now!

monika o'neill

Love your card Judy, stunning as always, Your wreath looks so perfect with all the extra little details, I try but mine always look a mess lol. The inside is just as fabulous. xx

Kate Morgan

Gorgeous, Judy. I love seeing what you create each week with absolute precision and perfection. The inside is a beautiful work of art too!

Sharon Davern

I really love your card Judy, such a gorgeous card. I was wondering how you got the red balls on the wreath. Very clever to colour the silver metallic shapes they really look great!

Christine Blain

Just delightful, Judy. The wreath is gorgeous, and I love those shiny berries!


This is amazing Judy. Love the layout, and the little berries on the wreath. Using two wreaths looks fabulous around the greeting.

Catherine Proctor

What a beautiful card Judy! I love how you've used the 2 wreaths to make a larger one and the sentiment from Hang your stocking is just perfect in the middle of this card.


Another stunning card Judy. I am in awe of your eye with design. Your wreath is beautiful and I love the addition of those gorgeous berries. And that ribbon is one of my favourites - I have it in the gold too. Absolutely beautiful card, I love it. :)

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