Heart of Christmas - Peaceful Deer

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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'm pleased to be able to join the team today to bring you some holiday craft inspiration. I have used a variety of products on my card, but it is overwhelmingly non-traditional! The colour combo in the Whimsy & Wonder Suite is a fun and  contemporary take on traditonal Christmas colours.


Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Polished Pink card base and added the panel of Basic White embossed with the snowflake design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. This is pack of 2 of the narrower embossing folders. I chose 3 designs from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and created the banners, using the Banners Pick A Punch to flag the ends. I haven't used banners for ages, but they create a nice background for your embellishment. They are also a great way to use up the strips that are left over from other projects.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment, I've used the 2nd largest of the Layer Circles Dies and adhered the pretty die cut star from the Christmas Trimmings Dies. The deer from the Peaceful Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating punch. I popped up the deer above the greeting, and added some tiny pearls at the end. I finished with a bow in Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon at the top of the star. 

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Isn't the texture from the embossing folder lovely?

 

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Deer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch, Deer Builder Punch 

 

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

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Heart of Christmas - Angels of Peace

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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. 

The lovely Angels of Peace stamp set arrived recently, so I have used it to create my card this week 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started by adhering a piece of the mottled blue design from the Beauty Of The Earth Designer Paper to a piece of Basic White. This paper has the look of a blue sky, so I thought it would be an appropriate background for my angel. I ran the panel through with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and then used a sponge dauber and Craft White ink to gently sponge over the music notes to help define them a little more. 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The large angel was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a piece of Basic White and the dress was coloured with Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends. I used a glue pen to add (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the wings for a lovely sparkle. The image was fussy cut on the line and popped up on the stitched greeting panel. I did want to use the 'hark the herald angels sing' from the For Unto Us stamp set, but its whereabouts escaped me today. I finished with a trio of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Angels of Peace
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Night of Navy, Beauty Of The Earth DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Craft White
Accessories Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Light Petal Pink, Light So Saffron) Glue Pen (not SU), Sponge Dauber

 

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

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Heart of Christmas - Evergreen Elegance

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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. 

This week I decided to have a play with the Evergreen Elegance stamp set to create my clean and simple card.  The stamp set has 3 pine tree images of different sizes as well as some lovely greetings.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I swiped a Balmy Blue ink pad across a panel of Basic White and then stamped the trees in the background in Just Jade ink, both full strength and stamped off. The tall pine tree was stamped in the foreground in Evening Evergreen ink and I added a trunk with a Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.  I cropped the panel to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I popped up a gold foil star at the top of the tall tree and added Gold Metallic Pearls to give it a Christmas feel. The greeting from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and popped up at the bottom. I added a strip of Balmy Blue patterned paper on the right side of the Basic White card base and adhered the art panel that was matted on Evening Evergreen card stock.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Evergreen Elegance, Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Evergreen Elegance, Subtles 6"x6" DSP, Brushed Metallic Cardstock
 Ink Just Jade, Evening Evergreen , Balmy Blue
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Rachel has created for you this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Peaceful Prints

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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. 

This week I have another card using the fabulous Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper which is one of the FREE products you can choose with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (until 30 September 2021).

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a panel of Real Red card stock and heat embossed the greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in white at the base.  Strips of the Real Red, white and Sahara Sand designs were added at the top of the panel and I finished with a narrow border of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the bottom for a little bling.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I die cut the medium sized doily from the Encircled in Beauty Dies set to provide a background for the deer punched from the designer paper with the Deer Builder Punch.  I added it to another deer punched from Basic White to make it robust to pop up on the doily. Just in case you're wondering, I deliberately left some of the pieces in the doily, to make it look less busy.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel, with a strip of the striped design on the left and a fussy cut deer on the right.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Peaceful Prints DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Encircled in Beauty Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Deer Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Catherine has created for you this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Delicate Baubles

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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. 

This week I have a couple of clean and simple monochrome cards for you.  The design would be a perfect if you need to make more than a few as well. The layouts are the same, but different colour ways to give you a different look. 

Stampin' Up! Delicate Bauble Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This first card has a layer of Pool Party to create the background for the large bauble from the Delicate Baubles Dies that I cropped from silver foil. The outline die was used to cut the shape from the Basic White top layer, before adding the greeting from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set at the base in Coastal Cabana ink. I also dry embossed it with the dots from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder. As the folder is narrow, you will need to emboss twice to cover the whole area. I popped up the Pool Party layer on the Basic White card base, but you could leave it flat for posting.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Bauble Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Pool party mat for the writing panel, with a narrow strip of the silver and white striped design from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. I stamped the clump of trees from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in the corner using Coastal Cabana ink and a Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker. 

For the second option, I decided to up the bling factor by using red foil for the background layer. It is really hard to photograph, but looks very elegant in real life. 

Stampin' Up! Delicate Bauble Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I left the top layer plain apart from the greeting, but added a bow at the top of the bauble in my favourite (retired) Silver Metallic Edge ribbon. I'm sure it would look equally as good in the green foil as well.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Bauble Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Happy Holly-Days, Peaceful Deer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Red & Green Foil Sheets, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Accessories Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon (retired), Simply Elegant Trim
Tools    Delicate Baubles Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

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

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Heart of Christmas - Penguin Playmates

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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 hope you have been enjoying the fabulous projects that the team has created over the last 6 weeks.

I've had some fun with the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper, that is FREE with a qualifying $90AUD order during Sale-a-bration. We are already half way through the first month of Sale-a-bration, so don't leave it too long to secure your favourite items.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This is a great card fold to use up your patterned paper, as it requires a 6" x 12" piece. It works best if your designs are not directional (which mine is) and both designs are of a smaller scale with a nice contrast. The Double Z Fold is easy to create, but still has that bit of 'wow'. I've used one of the smaller scale animal prints with the Fresh Freesia background and the Soft Sea Foam trees on the reverse. 

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
When you remove the belly band, the sides fold out and you see the reverse side of the patterned paper.  The triangles that are cut from the top corners are placed at the bottom for contrast. However, because my design is directional I would have ended up with upside down penguins and polar bears, so I used some of the Fresh Freesia starry design from another sheet which is the same as the background. I added a narrow strip of the striped design along the edge for some pop.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the belly band, I have used 2 of the nesting dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies. The large one is adhered flat to the belly band so I could add the striped design across it. The greeting is from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, stamped with Misty Moonlight ink and popped up. The cute penguin was fussy cut from a sheet of the Penguin Playmates DSP and popped up on the side of the label. I finished with a trio of 2021-23 In Color Jewels.

For the writing panel, I have a Basic White stitched rectangle, that I double cut to get the length I wanted. I added the fussy cut penguin and polar bear at the bottom and the sweet little bird sits in the open triangle at the top. This is a fun card to make and you can embellish as much or as little as you like, as the patterned paper does the heavy lifting.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a fabulous paper pack and if you're not into the cute critters, you only need to turn to the reverse sides for versatile, coordinating small prints and stripes that would work for almost any occasion.

 

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Penguin Playmates DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Kate has created for you this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Whimsy & Wonder

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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!

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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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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Heart of Christmas - Tidings of Christmas

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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.

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