Welcome to week twenty-two of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, our last one for this year!
This week’s Christmas card was created primarily for this hop, but also for a colour challenge that used colours I would not naturally chose to use for Christmas – Cajun Craze, Petal Pink and Early Espresso.
I decided that the pinecones from the Christmas Season stamp set would work well for this very unusual Christmas colour scheme.
I was originally using the Joseph’s coat technique, however, once I added the top layer of Early Espresso ink I realised I’d spaced my pinecones from Christmas Season too far apart to use the cardstock layer I’d created with this technique, so I decided to use the Seasonal Label dies to die cut out the pinecones and turn them into a Christmas ornament instead.
The ombre effect on the background layer was created using a blending brush to add Petal Pink ink, then it was embossed with one of the Wintery embossing folders.
Gold holly leaves, Simply Elegant Gold twine and Champagne Rhinestone Jewels all add a touch of sparkle and elegance – I think they work well with this colour scheme.
The double bow uses both Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Simply Elegant Gold twine.
The sentiment is one I use a lot and it’s from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, stamped in Cajun Craze and die cut with the matching die from Seasonal Labels.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Sharon Davern who has hosted our Heart of Christmas blog hops this year. Thank you so much Sharon!!!!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
Welcome to week eighteen of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
From tomorrow, November 1, the Fitting Florets Collection from the upcoming January – June Mini Catalogue will be available to order and it includes two products only available for limited time: the Framed & Festive Stamp Set and the Fitting Florets DSP.
The Framed & Festive stamp set is a really versatile Christmas sentiment stamp set that works with any Christmas products. I’ve paired it with the Christmas Season stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Labels dies for this week’s Heart of Christmas card.
The Basic White layer has been die cut an angle using the largest of the stitched rectangle dies. This adds visual interest and draws your attention to the bunch of holly berries and leaves.
My traditional red and green colour combination uses Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Basic White. Fine tipped glue has been added to the holly berries to make them shine.
The sentiment has been die cut and framed using the middle two square Stylish Shapes dies. I really like the mix of fonts in the Christmas sentiments in the Framed & Festive stamp set.
Another sentiment from the Framed & Festive stamp set has been used for the inside of the card – I think I will be using this sentiment a lot for my Christmas cards this year.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard – I can’t wait to see what Rachel has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon‘s blog.
Hello crafters! Welcome to Week 20 of our AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop.
This week I’m using a stunning new product, the limited release Ever Eden Cotton Paper. This soft, delicate tissue-like paper offers a unique way to add dimension and visual interest to any paper project, can be used to wrap gifts, or it can be die cut, ripped, wrinkled or folded.
And it’s also the perfect thickness to create your own Christmas crackers!
The Ever Eden Cotton Paper comes in two colours: Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. For my Evening Evergreen Christmas Crackers I tied each end with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and for the Soft Succulent Christmas Crackers I used the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.
These crackers are super easy to make. You can use the cardboard roll from wrapping paper, loo rolls or make your own inner tube from Crumb Cake or Basic White card stock. Each cracker is wrapped with half a sheet of Ever Eden Cotton Paper, attached to the inner tube with Tear and Tape.
Don’t forget to fill your cracker with a snap, a sweet, a joke or a treat before tying the ends with the ribbon. If you forget, you can gently untie one end and insert these things later.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard. I can’t wait to see what she shares with us today!
If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all those participating.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.
Hello crafters! This week I’ve made a Christmas Bauble card using the two stamp sets from the Painted Christmas Suite Collection: Christmas Season (a stamp set with images) and Christmas to Remember (a sentiment stamp set).
To create the bauble shape I used the largest of the layering circle dies as a guide to draw a pencil circle outline to stamp within.
To “hang” my bauble onto the card I’ve made a hanging loop and a bow of the Real Red Sheer Ribbon. I’ve cut the ribbon ties in half to add extra interest to my card.
The inside has been stamped to match the font of the card, with another lovely sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Sharon Davern. I can’t wait to see what Sharon shares with us today!
If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.
Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another card on Wednesday.
In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx