Welcome to week eleven of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stampin’ Up! have recently released six new dies that coordinate with existing stamp sets, so tonight my cards features the new Tree Trimming dies that coordinate with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
You can purchase these dies during September, either as stand alone dies or as a bundle (10% off) with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
I recently shared a more classical style of Christmas card that uses these Tree Trimming dies and the Trimming the Trees stamp set – here’s a photo of that card in case you missed it.
This week I’ve used the vibrant colours in the Celebrate Everything DSP to create two Christmas cards with a more modern style.
These cards show you just how versatile the Tree Trimming dies are – they are one of the few die sets that work equally as well with or without the coordinating stamp set.
I deliberately left the Christmas trees on both of my cards unstamped because the Basic White card stock showcases the the intricate die cut detail of the Tree Trimmings dies a lot better than a stamped image does.
The Granny Apple Green card features the bauble dies and the star dies, as well as the bead garland die. It’s really hard to photograph the stars are they are die cut in silver foil, whereas the baubles are die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock.
My Polished Pink card uses the star dies as well as the tree basket die that is featured on both cards.
I love the sentiment dies included in the Tree Trimmings dies. I’ve used a different sentiment from the Trimming the Tree stamp set and a different sentiment die for each of my cards, however there are more sentiment dies and sentiments to choose from.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring – I can’t wait to see what Caroline 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.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.
Welcome to week seven of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Have you heard about the brand new Perfect Partners promotion?
From 1 -30 September 2022, Stampin’ Up! are releasing six sets of dies to coordinate with six stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue.
As an demonstrator I am able to preorder these dies during August and my card tonight uses the new Tree Trimming Dies that coordinate with the Trimming the Tree stamp set.
I’ve used just a few of these dies to create a very traditional style of Christmas card, stamping my tree with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. I’ve kept the rest of the colour palette very neutral, using Crumb Cake and Basic White with a touch of gold foil.
Wow, these Tree Trimming dies add so much texture! Can you see in this close up photo below how many of the tree branches pop up?
The large tree basket cuts and embosses at the same time. To highlight the texture of the basket weave on the tree basket die I used a sponge dauber to blend Crumb Cake ink over it.
I die cut the Basic White layer using the Deckled Rectangles Dies, which are actually sized to fit American imperial sized card bases.
However, there is an easily work around to make them for our A4 sized card stock and metric card bases. Simply trim 1 cm off the bottom of the card base and they work perfectly! I also use this trick when I’m die cutting with the stitched rectangle dies.
This photo was taken outside in the sun to show the gorgeous gold heat embossed “Peace & Joy” sentiment, die cut using one of the new label dies included in the Tree Trimmings dies.
I used the same largest Deckled Rectangle die I used on the front of the card for the inside of the card, stamped with another sentiment from the Trimming the Tree stamp set.
If you’d like to see these dies and other dies included in the Perfect Partners promotion, take a look at this video that also has some really lovely card design and layout ideas.
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 made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog. Sharon Davern is the host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop this year – thank you so much Sharon!!
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store. The Tree Trimming dies will be available September 1.
Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx