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Heart of Christmas - Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to Week 1 of another year of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I love creating for Christmas - home decor, cards, tags, decorations; everything! I hope we will give you lots of creative inspiration to get started on your holiday craft. Dare I say that there are only 127 days to Christmas and once we get into September, they truly fly by!

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The launch of the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue is less than 2 weeks away for customers. Demonstrators have been able to preorder  already and my project today will feature a number of new products. There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion and receive an additional $45 of product AND choose products from the new Holiday Catalogue in your Starter Kit.  Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.

Now, onto the card I have to share with you. I've combined 2 of my favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue for this simple and elegant card. This would be a great design to make multiples of. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My card base is Night of Navy and I've added some of the navy and copper stars design from the stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.   This paper is really gorgeous, with one side of every double-sided sheet having copper foil accents to take your projects to the next level. I've added a narrow border of Copper Foil above the designer paper to separate it from the card base. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

On the cropped Very Vanilla Stitched Label I have stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy ink. It is one of  8 greetings in this set of 21 Photopolymer stamps. The lovely star flourish was die cut from Copper Foil using one of the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies. This is a huge set of 23 dies that include nesting stitched stars as well as the flourish and other smaller supporting stars and embellishments. To get the best result from the flourish die, you need to use the Precision Plate so you don't get those annoying dots all over the fine swirls. To finish, I've added some pretty navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. There are 28 each of 5 colours (Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy).

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a Very Vanilla writing panel edged with a strip of Copper Foil on each side.  The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink and the star from the So Many Stars stamp set was stamped over the top in Seaside Spray ink. 

It was a little breezy photographing outside, but I wanted to try and capture all the coppery goodness in natural light. I also finished off the back flap of the envelope with a group of stars from the So Many Stars stamp set.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars, Perfectly Plaid
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Label Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!

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