Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 16


Hello friends.
Welcome to our last Heart of Christmas for 2019.

I hope that you have enjoyed all of the wonderful Christmas projects, that the Art With Heart team have shared with you over the past 15 weeks.
I also hope that you have found plenty of inspiration for your own Christmas crafting.

Tonight, the card I'm sharing with you is my first attempt at a Pop & Twist Fun Fold card.
(The measurements for this card come from Maymay Made It.)


To make this card, I've used the Brightly Gleaming Suite again.
Regardless of the style of card or 3D project, you will always get an elegant result by using these beautiful patterned papers and coordinating products.

In the photo above, I have captured the gorgeous copper accents in the Designer Series Paper. It's not always easy to take great photos of projects that feature shiny foil elements, so you may just have to purchase this beautiful DSP for yourself, to see it in real life - (wink, wink).


In the photo above, the lighting makes it easier to see the lovely filigree edging on the Pretty Peacock frame. This die, and the Subtle embossed copper foil shape are from the Ornate Frame Dies. The sentiment, stamped in Pretty Peacock onto Very Vanilla cardstock, comes from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I have cropped this with a Stitched Rectangles die.


Inside is where the "WOW"! takes place.
The mechanism for the 'pop & twist' function, is so easy to make. I wish I had come up with this idea myself - it's just so clever!

I stamped another sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and again, I used dies from the Ornate Frames die set.
The copper sprigs on the left and right of the small squares, come from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. The writing panel is a stitched rectangle in Very Vanilla.

And for the last time, I'll direct you now to the blog of our lovely Judy May, who is hosting this final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2019. Click here to see Judy's fabulous project and the list of tonight's hop participants, and their equally fabulous creations.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our lovely team leader, Claire Daly, for her continued support and encouragement to participate in not only our team hops, but for all things Stampin' Up! and team related. Thank you Claire 😘

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, and a happy & healthy 2020.🎅🎄


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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 15



Hello everyone and welcome to Week 15 of our Heart of Christmas blog hop.

Tonight, I'm sharing a card with a difference.


This design is called a Stepper Box card.


The instructions for this card are by Samantha Clayton of Mixed Up Craft, but I've given mine the Stampin' Up! treatment!

I've used Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base, boxes and lid, and decorated with a gorgeous pattern from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. The sentiment and holly are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I stamped them in Pretty Peacock and added some copper highlights to the berry's, using just the tip of a blender pen touched to the corner of the Celestial Copper ink pad.
The boxes are deep enough to hold small chocolates or jewellery, such as, earrings and necklaces etc.
For the men, you could pop in chocolates or toffees.


Around the sides of the lid, I stamped the filigree border in Pretty Peacock, it's also from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. With the beautiful colour and design of the patterned paper, I didn't think it was necessary for any other decorating, apart from a Star Designer Element star and a pretty bow tied with the Classic Weave Ribbon.

These Stepper Box cards are easy to construct and I love the elegant look I've achieved using the beautiful products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Hosting our Art With Heart team blog hop tonight is the lovely Michele Taylor.
Click here for Michele's blog to see her festive project and also the list of our other participants.


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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 14




Hello & welcome everyone.

Here we are at Week 14 of the Heart of Christmas by the Art with Heart Team.

Tonight I thought I'd share something different with you all.

These were the thank you gifts that I made for each of the ladies that attended my October card class.


I created a wrap for these small chocolate bars.



I added a couple of glue dots to the back of the chocolate to keep in place, and one to keep the wrap closed.


I used Mango Melody, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy cardstock to match the colours on the chocolates. And, the coordinating ink colours for the stamping.
I die-cut the front edge with the edge die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. It was the perfect width for this. Then I randomly stamped the little cluster of stars from the #Elfie stamp set.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. I love this stamp set with various fonts, greetings and sentiments - it's a must have in my opinion. I cropped this with the stitched star die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies, and added it to the front of the wrap with a dimensional.

Of course I had to also add some bling, and so I used some retired enamel dots and current rhinestones to match the cardstock, from Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Noble Peacock Rhinestones.


I think these would make lovely little gifts to pop in a Christmas stocking, or even at each place setting on the Christmas dining table. You could use contemporary or traditional colours, and decorate any way you like.

The lovely Sharon Davern is hosting our team blog hop tonight. Click here for Sharon's blog, where you'll find her festive creation, and the list of tonight's other participants.


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