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Heart of Christmas

HOC-2020-400-pxHi there

Welcome to our final Heart of Christmas showcase for 2020; it has gone so quickly this year.  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to inspire your holiday creations. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created and give them some comment love.

Tonight I have two cards using the new Quite Curvy Bundle. This bundle is a pre-release from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue that commences on 5 January 2021, but you can purchase it right now from my Online Store.  We are getting to the pointy end of the holiday crafting season, so I wanted to create a quick and easy card that will be great for using up the designer paper you have on hand. The good thing about this layout is that you can use strips of card stock or patterned paper that you have leftover from other projects. You will get a slightly different look each time, but you will love that variety. 

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My starting point was a strip of Shaded Spruce card stock that I had sitting on my desk and I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the grain going horizontally. I then use the dotted curvy die to cut the edge and trimmed it to size. I selected a coordinating piece of designer paper from the 'Tis The Season pack and cut a piece that covered the widest section of the curve. I adhered the left side first and then overlapped it with the curvy edge, directly to the white card base. You cannot get much easier than that and I love the detail that this die adds to step up a card with minimum effort. The lovely detailed reindeer from the North Pole Wonder Dies was cropped from Brushed Gold card stock and I popped him up so he is walking across the greeting from the Cherish The Season stamp set. This is a great layout for creating multiples and still end up with unique cards. Without the bow (or maybe with it?), this card would be suitable as a masculine Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel. I have stamped the ground, tree and deer from the Snow Front stamp set and added a piece of plaid designer paper from 'Tis The Season that combines Shaded Spruce and Real Red. 

This next card is more detailed, but actually quite quick to put together as I had a spare Poinsettia flower already made. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have taken a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and cropped it with the same curvy die, but I have used the opposite plain edge for this card as I thought the dotted border would get a bit lost in the pattern. Instead I have cut the dotted border again from Whisper White and before removing the die, I used a pencil to trace down the edge of the die and I trimmed it with my Paper Snips and adhered it above the vellum. 

I used one of the lovely greetings from the Curvy Christmas stamp set (part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle) and heat embossed it in white above the dotted border. As this is a photopolymer set, you get a little flexibility to adjust the greeting to the curve.  I adhered my Poinsettia flower in the largest section of the curve, adding some Mossy Meadow leaves and extra foliage (the die is from the Curvy Dies) in Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have an Old Olive mat for the writing panel and I've stamped the holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set in the corner and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. At the base I have a strip of the checked design from the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper.

The Quite Curvy Bundle is already becoming a firm favourite, so I hope I've given you some more ideas for using it on holiday cards. You can also get more inspiration from my Quite Curvy Bundle Pinterest Board.

 

Project Details
Stamps Curvy Christmas, Christmas Gleaming, Snow Front, Cherish the Season
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, 'Tis The Season DSP, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Brushed Metallics Cardstock
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso
Accessories Metallic Pearls, All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack, Beaded Pearls
Tools     Poinsettia Dies, Curvy Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Real Red)

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations and I'm sure you will find them all very inspiring.

 
I'll be ordering the new 2021 January - June Mini Catalogues at the beginning of December and hope to have them received by existing customers before Christmas. If you would like the new mini catalogue, please fill in out your details on the Free Catalogues page (see the tab at the top of the page).
 

Thanks for visiting me today!

 

Comments

Caroline Manwaring

Lovely cards, Judy. Two cards that show the versatility of using the curvy die for horizontal and vertical layouts. The poinsettia card is my favourite - such beautiful detail. Thank you for hosting us in this 2020 Heart of Christmas.

CHRISTINE BLAIN

Beautiful cards, Judy. The Curvy Dies really add a special touch to a card, don't they? I especially love your first card. Shaded Spruce is a gorgeous Christmas green, and that DSP was the perfect choice for your card design.

Catherine Proctor

Thanks Judy for the beautiful Christmas inspiration and great layout idea - I need to make some more Christmas cards this weekend and this design is just perfect!

Tina Gillespie

Wonderful cards, Judy! The deer and the poinsettia both nestle into the curve so perfectly!

Rachel Woollard

Beautiful cards Judy, the Curvy edge looks lovely with the patterned vellum and the poinsettia

Kate Morgan

Beautiful cards, Judy, the Curvy dies are a fabulous addition. Thanks for hosting the Heart of Christmas in 2020!

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