Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 14

Hi everyone and welcome to another Wednesday posting, in our Art with Heart Team's - Heart of Christmas inspirational projects. We're up to Week 14, and the wonderful creations will continue right through until the end of November, so be sure to check in each week to see what we have created.

This week I decided to make my own DSP. So I started with an A4 piece of Whisper White cardstock and then I grabbed every current stamp set that had a Christmas greeting/sentiment and with my Real Red ink, I began stamping. 

Starting with the bold Merry Christmas from the 'Merry Mistletoe' set, and filling in the remaining spaces with the 'Oh, What Fun' set, 'Santa's Sleigh', 'Hang Your Stocking' and 'Star of Light' just to name a few. It was really fun to make and I certainly recommend giving it a try. When the spaces became too small for the words, I then used stars from the Star of Light set, which filled in those little gaps perfectly.

And here is my first card, now I say first, because I was able to create 3 cards and some tags. So for the next few weeks I will share all of these with you. I had no idea of what sizes I wanted to make the cards, but I did begin with a standard size of 5 1/2" x 4 1/8" when folded.

I've used a Whisper White card base and layered with a piece of Crumb Cake and then I cut the DSP an 1/8" smaller than this. I wrapped a piece of the 1/4" Quilted Christmas Ribbon, from the Christmas/Holiday Catalogue, around these two layers. Next, I cut out a Stitched Shape Circle die from Crumb Cake, and onto this I added the gorgeous star from the Stitched Felt embellishments out of the Quilted Christmas Suite of products, and the star is popped up with our dimensionals and they stick perfectly to the felt. I had to add a bow made with the Linen Thread, and I think it's a great match with Crumb Cake.

Here's a close up shot of the star embellishment - I just love how this looks!

Inside the card I added a piece of Whisper White, cut an 1/8" smaller, and then I stamped the sentiment from the 'Christmas Quilt' stamp set in Real Red onto a Stitched Shape Circle and popped on a little Garden Green Enamel Shape star.

The finished card. 

I had so much fun creating the DSP and I'm really looking forward to showing you the other projects I made with it, over the next few weeks. In the mean time, hop across to Claire's blog, to see what she has made this week and check out the list of the other lovely ladies who joined in, sharing their Christmas creations this week.

Until next time...
Happy Crafting 😊


  1. Wow, Caroline, I love your own stamped DSP. It looks amazing!

  2. Such an effective technique Caroline, I can't wait to see your other creations with this paper

  3. Oh wow Caroline, both you and Tina have been super clever and creative making your own DSP. I love your colour combination here and I'm looking forward to seeing your other cards made with your DSP.

  4. Divine! Real Red stamped on Whisper White is SO good, but then you add a touch of Crumb Cake, and BANG! Awesomeness!

  5. Wow, this is awesome!! Love your background paper! Very clever and the star looks fabulous! Thanks for participating in week 14 for Heart of Christmas.

  6. Fantastic DSP Caroline and a lovely card to go with it! Love your card!

  7. Oh, this is beautiful, Caroline! Fab custom-made DSP!

  8. Caroline what a piece of gorgeous artwork very clever, your card looks amazing!!! look forward to seeing what you have made with the rest of your artwork. xx

  9. Fabulous card, Caroline. Love the DSP you've created and the Crumb Cake accents and felt embellishment add the Wow!


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