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Heart of Christmas - Week 4


Hi there

Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm sharing some cards using the lovely designer paper we have in the Holiday Catalogue. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store.

I've used the All is Bright designer paper for my cards today. This pack is a combination of photo-realistic images and small prints, so it is flexible for different styles. Using designer paper, you can keep your layout simple and let the paper do the heavy lifting for you. 

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For this first card, I've used the beautiful photo-realistic greenery design with the red berries and gold baubles mixed throughout and I adhered it to a Real Red card base. I chose to use the lovely greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I lightly traced around the inside of a Layering Circle die that I placed over the greeting, identifying the sections that would be cut off. I then manually cut around these areas first before cutting with the circle die. It is a tad fiddly, but worth it. I've used a retired Lacy Doily as a background to the greeting and added some new Mixed Satin Ribbon over the doily to give it some contrast to the embossed greeting that was popped up onto a Gold Glimmer circle.


For the inside, I have added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and a tiny strip of the red design from the reverse side of the paper. In the top right corner, I used a die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits  in the top corner of the writing panel. I coloured the white dots with Stampin' Blends and popped them back as berries. I pieced the smaller leaves in Old Olive and left the pine fronds to show the Garden Green from the mat.

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Old Olive, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon, Lacy Doily (retired)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Gold EP, Heat gun


For the second card, I've used the gold bauble design from the All is Bright designer paper. I have paired it with Gold Foil and Very Vanilla for a classic, elegant combo. However, you could also use white card stock as well with this paper.

Stamjpin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've matted a piece of the designer paper onto Gold Foil and positioned it to the left of the vanilla card base. You get 8 pieces from a sheet of designer paper, so a great option for multiples.


I added a scalloped Vellum circle to soften the background and then a narrow Gold Foil ring as a base for the greeting.  I extended one of the square stitched framelits into a rectangle and gold embossed the lovely greeting from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. To finish I added a gold metallic-edge bow to the top.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on these cards are now available for purchase from my online store.

Project Details
Stamps Making Christmas Bright
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum, All is Bright DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!

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Mary Marsh

two beautiful cards- love this new dsp

Kate Morgan

Love the way you cut around the sentiment on your first card and that designer paper looks fab!

Diane Furniss

Very regal cards Judy, I love the traditional card colours I think I will have to get that D.S.P. after all.


Judy, your cards are always so beautiful. I still can't quite understand how you cut the circle for your sentiment on the first card, I have read it about 8 times!

Brenda Just

Beautiful job Judy ❤️ as usual xx


Beautifully elegant cards as always Judy. I especially love the Vanilla and gold one

Ros Davidson

Sheer elegance as always and yet another item it looks like I need to purchase.

Catherine Proctor

Wow Judy, as always your cards are so elegant and perfectly executed. Amazingly beautiful!

Sharon Davern

Gorgeous cards Judy. The DSP just make is to easy to add a couple of little embellishments and a sentiment and you have a wonderful card, thank you for showing us how to do it so beautifully!


Lovely cards Judy. Vary elegant and sophisticated - especially the gold one. I love that paper but haven't got to use it yet. Thanks for participating in this weeks Heart of Christmas this week.

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