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Heart of Christmas - Week 15

Hi there

Welcome to Week 15 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This is our penultimate week; I can't believe how quickly that time has gone. I hope we have given you lots of inspiration for your cards this year. It's almost time to starting sending them out! 

I'm pretty time poor this week as I'm working on another project, but I managed to come up with a quick card today. When you're in a hurry, designer paper and your die cutting machine are your friend! While we don't have a snowy Christmas, I'm still enjoying the bright and contemporary colours in the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do justice to the vibrant Bermuda Bay wreath; I don't think my camera likes green, lol.

ng Deer & Tidings All Around - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've added some of the Coastal Cabana and Real Red striped paper at the top and bottom and the Real Red spotty design in the centre. At the joins I have a narrow border of Bermuda Bay card stock.  Under the wreath is the greeting banner from the Toile Christmas stamp set. I've stamped it in Bermuda Bay and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinals Dies. I stamped a second banner and fussy cut the 'Christmas Wishes' section and popped it up over the top. 

ng Deer & Tidings All Around - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

So the wreath would pop more, I created a Vellum 'wreath' with the Layering Circles dies to go underneath. The wreath from the All-Around Wreath Dies was cut from Bermuda Bay card stock and I ran it through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. I really like how this looks.  I popped the wreath up on 1mm foam pads and then added my favourite leaping deer from the Detailed Deer Dies, cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper. He is popped up on double Dimensionals. I've finished the wreath with the Real Red flowers (from the same set of dies) with a gold Metallic Pearl in the centre. 

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  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 Toile Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Thick, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Sparkle Glimmer, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Vellum
 Ink Bermuda Bay
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Cord
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, All-Around Wreath Dies, Christmas Cardinal Dies, Detailed Deer Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue


The lovely Michele Taylor is hosting us tonight, so pop over to her blog for the links to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

There are only a few more days left for you to  purchase the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite. These products are so much more than Christmas; they would be perfect for almost any occasion. Only one pattern from the designer paper is overtly Christmas (with tiny holly), so there is plenty  of options with the other designs. You can choose just the products you want or the whole suite! You can see them all in more detail over in my Online Store.

Christmastime_Suite-BlogThanks for visiting today!