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Heart of Christmas - Whimsy & Wonder

Heart of Christmas Header 2021Hi there

Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. I know it may seem early to be talking about holiday projects, but once we hit the middle of the year, the months fly by soooo fast!

Today I've used the new Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper as the focus for my card. This is right out there in terms of contemporary Christmas colours, being pretty pastels that would look right at home for Easter or spring creations. I've chosen the pretty baubles design that is highlighted with silver foil accents.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I haven't used this layout for a few years and I'm not sure whether it has a name. It was demonstrated at a Stampin' Up! Convention, that much I do remember. Anyway, I started with a Polished Pink card base, which is one of the main colours in the paper. Knowing I wanted to pop up the sections, I adhered the designer paper to a piece of Basic White and then cut it on an angle. You can cut it on any angle you like, but I didn't want mine to be too sharp. I added a narrow border of Polished Pink to each edge and trimmed it off. The sections were popped up at the top and bottom of the card base, leaving the gap in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You would normally stamp a greeting between the two sections, but instead I adhered a piece of the lightly patterned Mint Macaron design to create a background for the 'happy' die cut, which is from the Christmas Cheer Dies. I have adhered two Misty Moonlight die cuts together to make it sturdier and the top layer was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some texture. I adhered the die cut on the top and bottom edges where it touches and placed a small piece of Dimensional under areas that weren't supported.  The 'christmas' from the Words of Cheer stamp set was stamped in Polished Pink ink on Basic White and trimmed to a narrow rectangle and popped up. I finished with some small stars at each end and a sprinkle of 2021-23 In Color Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Misty Moonlight mat (although it looks darker) for the writing panel and I've rounded the corners on both pieces. I added the sweet stitched border with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies. In the corner is a fussy cut bauble and Mint Macaron and Polished Pink holly.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Words of Cheer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP
 Ink Polished Pink
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Words of Cheer Dies, Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, die cutting machine,  Detailed Trio Punch, Dimensionals


Now it's time to hop along to see what my lovely friend Christine has created for you this week.

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up, please click on the link for our host of the  Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today!


Caroline Manwaring

A lovely card Judy. This is my absolute favourite Christmas DSP pack and I love how you have used this particular pattern in your design.

Theresa Gerrard

What a lovely card to feature the beautiful DSP. Love the addition of the ornament inside too.

Ros Davidson

Your Christmas card is very bright and fun! It screams happy and joyful. I love it.

Catherine Proctor

Judy - I agree with what Michele said - although I love this DSP I find the pattern you chose for your card quite challenging, but your lovely design works so very well.

Mary Marsh

this is a beautiful card- love the look is so on trend- love the new designer paper

Kate Morgan

A lovely card, Judy, I am loving this patterned paper this year and I love this layout with the 'happy' die cut running across. The inside is great with the Whimy dies too!

Tina Gillespie

Oh, so pretty, Judy. The DSP is gorgeous, I love how your card design really lets it shine.


This is a very pretty card, Judy. I love the addition of the In Color Jewels, and the decoration of the inside. :)

Michele Taylor

Judy I love your card. I am a big fan of this DSP but I find this particular one difficult to work with yet, you have made it look so easy with your terrific design.

Rosa Leyden

Wow this is such a lovely card Judy using that beautiful DSP but I love the cut centre and placement of the word ’Happy’.

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