Hello crafters! Welcome to Week 17 of our AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop.
This week I decided to CASE the Stampin’ up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue. If you don’t know what CASE stands for, it means to Copy And Share Everything. The Stampin’ Up! catalogues are a great source of inspiration for design ideas, which is why I always hold onto old copies of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.
The card I cased is on page 57 of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue and I loved this card so much I bought the Heartfelt Wishes stamp used on this card.
Although I kept the colours and the layout pretty much the same as the original, I also added in an an embossed layer using one of the wintry embossing folders. Such a simple step, but doesn’t it give a wonderful dimension to the card?
Once again I’ve used the incredibly versatile Seasonal Swirl dies and matching Sparkle of the Season stamp set for the foliage the holly leaves and the pine cones. The holly berries are Red Rhinestones.
The lovely spotted Mossy Meadow strip of DSP is from Heartwarming Hugs DSP – I’ve made a co-ordinating envelope with this DSP too.
The inside of the card uses the “from our family to yours” stamp that I also used on the front of the card, more holly and strips of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.
This strip of Gold Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock really adds so much interest to the card – this close up shows you just how sparkly it is!
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Claire Daly. I can’t wait to see what Claire 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
Welcome to our last Colour Creations Showcase for 2020-2021! Thank you for joining us each week and thank you to my fellow AWH team members who have inspired us all with their amazing colour creations.
We’re taking a break over Christmas and New Year but we will be back on January 6 to continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.
Week 29 – Mossy Meadow
Mossy Meadow is one of Stampin’ Up!’s neutrals, a dark green that looks like pear pizzaz when it is stamped off. As I needed to make some more Christmas cards (yes I know it’s only a week until Christmas!!) I decided to use a lovely graphic stamp set called Tree Angle that is retiring soon. (NOTE this stamp set has already sold out so you could also use the three different sized pine trees from the In the Pines stamp set if you would like to make these cards but missed out on this stamp set).
The Tree Angle stamp set co-ordinates with the stitched triangle dies but you could easily trim these trees with your paper trimmer if you don’t own the dies.
Mossy Meadow is a neutral that works really well with most colours – my classic Christmas colour scheme today was inspired by colours in the Heartwarming Hugs DSP that I’ve used in one of my cards.
As well as Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Whisper White I added in Crumb Cake and some metallic highlights.
This card pairs Mossy Meadow with some hints of soft metallics in the brushed metallic card stock layer and the copper stars that sit on top of the trees.
Mossy Meadow also looks great with silver in this monochromatic card. The background DSP layer is from the Neutrals 6×6 stack – I like how the pattern reflects the wooden tree trunks stamp in this stamp set.
Did you notice the little silver star on top of the tree! I love this die – it is from The Most Wonderful Time Medley, also retiring soon. Instead of using the tree trunk stamp again in this card I cut little silver trunk to co-ordinate with the silver star.
There are so many lovely greetings in this stamp set I decided to create a large sentiment panel using all of them together. I love the way it came together with no layout plan – I just started stamping in different colours!
The different colours on the greeting pick up the colours on the striped DSP. You could also create this card using any of your Christmas greetings from different stamp sets – the key to achieving a clean look is stamping the sentiments in the same colours as the stripes on the DSP.
These cards were so quick and easy to make – just as well because I still have so much to do before Christmas Day! Here’s a pic of all three in front of my beautiful Christmas tree.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Mossy Meadow today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
We will return next year on Wednesday January 6th when we’ll be showcasing another one of the Neutrals: Night of Navy. We hope you can join us all then.
If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, the 2020 Sale-a-bration catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.
In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx