Thursday, 29 August 2019

Christmas Theme - AWH Team - August Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to tonight's monthly blog hop with the Art with Heart team.

Tonight the team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 4th of September.
If you would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, please contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

I have chosen products from the Holiday catalogue to create my card for tonight's hop, along with a few Annual catalogue favourites.

I have a sister-in-law who loves almost anything in purple - so this is her Christmas card for 2019.
Firstly, I knew the card had to be purple, and then I drew inspiration from the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. There are soft and pretty photographic images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.

Once I had the idea in my head for this card, I was so excited to get it made. I purchased the Still Scenes bundle, which consists of a stamp set and coordinating dies. Other products that coordinate with it are the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and some gorgeous Snowflake Sequins.

Even though the beautiful designer paper is part of a different suite, I think it's really well suited to backdrops for the snow globe. If you prefer not to create a 3D style of card, the Still Scenes stamp set has images that you can stamp straight to card to reflect a snow globe scene.
This card was simple to make and the results can be stunning!

To make the triple bow, I just cut a length of the Flax Ribbon. After removing the locking stitch along the side of the ribbon, it's easy to then pull each strand away. I used three strands and simply tied the bow. It's been added with a glue dot.

The sentiment was heat embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder and I've used a die from the Ornate Frames dies in the Halloween section of the Holiday catalogue. Stampin' Up! and versatility go hand in hand.

I love the sparkle in this embossing powder!

It's always lovely to bring the outside in -  so the inside of the card reflects the front.

I love this card and I think I'm going to have a hard time parting with it, but I can always make another!

Here is a list of products that I've used from the Holiday Catalogue.
Available for customers to purchase from September 4th.

  • Feel Like Frost 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper  #150444   
  • Still Scenes Bundle #153023   
  • Snowflake Sequins #150443   
  • Snow Globe Shaker Domes #150442   
  • Ornate Frames Dies #150664   

Below is a list of products that I used from the Annual catalogue.

Thanks for joining us on our hop tonight, now it's time to jump over to our next blog hop participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
happy crafting! 😘


  1. Caroline, I just love your card! The gorgeous DSP just sets off the snow globe perfectly! It is just stunning, I love the subtle embossing folder too that is a beautiful touch. Your sister in law is going to absolutely love her Christmas card this year!

  2. Such a stunning card Caroline. That DSP and your cute deer is perfect for the snow globe. Just stunning!

  3. Oh wow Caroline, I adore this snow globe, especially with that dsp as inspiration. The little deer is so sweet and a great addition too.

  4. Gorgeous card, Caroline. I love the colours you've used. The DSP background is fabulous.

  5. Beautiful card Caroline and great tip re the flax ribbon xx

  6. Beautiful card Caroline and great tip re the flax ribbon xx

  7. Oh, how pretty and your sister in law will love it!

  8. I love the way you have used this DSP in the background - so pretty. And thank you for sharing your way of using the Flax Ribbon, great idea!


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