Heart of Christmas - Gingerbread & Peppermint

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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!

For my card today, I'm using some new products from the upcoming 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue that will commence for customers on 3 August 2021. One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to get your hands on them early.  

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I have used a few products from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite for my card. You can probably guess that the Kraft colour is the gingerbread with the red and white of peppermint candies. On my Basic White card base I have added a layer of Kraft which will be available in a pack of 6" x 6" sheets.

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The next layer is Real Red and I have used the striped design from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to add sparkly stripes with Shimmery White Embossing Paste. I hope you can see some of the sparkle in the photo above; it is so pretty in the light.

For the focus panel I have dry embossed it with the pine branch design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders before die cutting with a Stitched Rectangle and popping it up on Dimensionals. On the left side I have a die cut ornament from the Gingerbread Dies with the background in Kraft and the detailed one in Basic White. I cut another in Real Red to see which I preferred and then popped some of the red pieces back into the white one. On the right is the lovely scripty greeting, which I have fussy cut from a bauble in the Delicate Baubles Dies set. I finished with a white Baker's Twine bow on the bauble and a couple of Kraft whirls with a rhinestone in the centre.

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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and added a strip of Kraft down the left to provide a background for my peppermint candies. 

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Kraft, Real Red
 Ink None
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Basic Rhinestones
Tools    Gingerbread Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Delicate Baubles Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folders, die cutting machine,  Dimensionals, Shimmery White Embossing Paste

 

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

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Thanks for visiting today!


Heart of Christmas - Tidings of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Header 2021

Hi there

Welcome to the first week of 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!

For my card today, I'm using products from the new Tidings of Christmas Suite from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. It includes a fabulous stamp and die bundle that I know I will get lots of use from as well as the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper.

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The stamp set has lots of really lovely greetings in a combination of fonts that can be used for the outside and inside of your card. The dies crop the images from the stamp set, plus has extra foliage and detailed star dies. I think this is great value for $70AUD for the bundle.  

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The Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper is a nice mix of small prints with stripes, solid prints and open prints in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Misty Moonlight. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba
I decided to go a little left field by using a Coastal Cabana card base with the dark foliage print from Tidings of Christmas, to add a pop of brightness. A narrow border of gold foil from the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper was added to the long sides of the DSP panel as well as a slightly shorter and wider border of the Cherry Cobbler stripe design.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba
For the focus I have used the star dies from the Christmas Trimmings Dies set with the solid background cut from Cherry Cobbler and the detailed die from the gold metallic paper. I cut 2 extra of the detailed die in Crumb Cake, adhered them together and then adhered the gold metallic star on top to create more dimension. The small solid star in the centre uses a die from the Stitched Stars Dies and you can see the shape coordinates perfectly. The smaller detailed stars are cut from Coastal Cabana card stock with 2 layers adhered together and a medium gem from the Gilded Gems in the centre. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba

For the inside I have brought through the same style as the front of the card with a narrow border of the gold metallic along the edges of the writing panel and the shorter and wider Cherry Cobbler stripe. I've stamped one of the stockings in Coastal Cabana and added a stitched and scalloped top created from a piece of Basic White cut with a die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies set. I die cut the stmaped stocking first and then adhered the white scalloped piece and cut around it.  I finished with the sweet bow stamped in Cherry Cobbler and coloured with Real Red Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper,   Tidings of Christmas DSP
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched So SweetlyDies, die cutting machine, Banners Pick a Punch, Dimensionals, Real Red Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what Ros has created for you this week.

Heart Of Christmas Next Blog Button

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, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today!