Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas Words of Cheer

Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas Words of Cheer

Hello crafters – welcome to our last AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2021! I’ve loved being inspired by the incredible creations in our Art with Heart Team.

With less than four weeks to Christmas have you got all your Christmas cards made yet? Have you even started yet? 

I finally caved in and purchased the Words of Cheer bundle after seeing so many amazing cards made with this bundle. I’ve enjoyed using this bundle so much I’ve also used it for my Merry Merlot card for our AWH Colour creations blog hop this week – come back and visit my blog on Wednesday night to see the other card I’ve made with the Words of Cheer bundle.

The large floral image gives you a lot of different options for adding colour to your card. I’ve used Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Stampin Blends, a Basic Black stamped sentiment and image outline, with gold accents in the die cut letters and the twine. I love how all these neutrals work together to make the Poppy Parade really pop!

Melon Mambo colour combination

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The card design is super simple. Stamp the large floral image on each side of the Basic White card stock layer, colour it in and wrap with some twine or ribbon before adhering to your card base – I used Mossy Meadow.

When die cutting with foil I use use adhesive sheets to eliminate the risk of glue on the foil. The top layer of “happy” is gold foil on an adhesive sheet and the bottom layer is die cut in Crumb Cake card stock and then popped onto the card using Stampin Dimensionals.
Not only do these large double layer dies look amazing, they are so easy to use!

To match the gold metallic Simply Elegant Trim tied around the base of the card I added Gold adhesive backed Metallic Pearls to the centre of the flowers. TIP – to get the Simply Elegant Trim to stay tied in a bow and sitting on the card I used a double knot and also adhered it to the card using glue dots.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Christine Blain. I can’t wait to see what Christine 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.

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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

Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo – Week 26 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo – Week 26 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 26 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Melon Mambo, a vibrant pink from the Brights colour collection.

Inspired by the colour combination I loved on some now retired Designer Series Paper, this week I’ve paired Melon Mambo with Blushing Bride, Night of Navy and Basic White.

Melon Mambo colour combination

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The Night of Navy Cardstock layer really makes the white and both the pinks pop, and using the Pierced Blooms dies makes for a very quick and easy card. I love making this type of card – it’s sort of like creating a 3D DSP!

The only stamping on my card is the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set – I chose this sentiment because it fitted perfectly into the the sentiment die cut from the Pierced Blooms dies.

Did you notice the white dot embellishments in the centre of the flowers? These are a new product coming in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Classic Matte Dots are Adhesive-backed enamel dots with a matte finish that come in four colours: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Basic White, which is the colour I’ve used on my card today.

The beauty of this design is that it can be made in any colour combination and for any occasion, depending on the sentiment you use.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

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.

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I’ll be back with another Christmas card next Monday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas

Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas

Hello crafters! Welcome to Week 21 of our AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop. It’s hard to believe that it’s less than five weeks until Christmas and after tonight’s blog hop we only have one more Heart of Christmas blog hop left this year!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I don’t use a particular Designer Series Paper because it’s just so beautiful and I don’t want to cut it or cover it. It’s really had to see all the foiling in this photo, but the Peaceful Place is simply stunning and I wasn’t sure exactly how to use it.

With Designer Series Paper as elegant as this, I think it’s best to keep the card quite simple and let the paper be the star of the show, which is why I decided to create a Christmas latch card.

This fancy fold looks pretty fancy, but it is easy peasy to make. The card base is created from two pieces of Basic Black cardstock. The first piece measures 16 x 14.8 cm, scored at 5 cm along the 16 cm side – this is the back of the card and the left flap. The second piece measures 10.5 x 9.5 cm, scored at 1 cm along the 10.5 cm side – this is the right flap and hinge.

Once you adhere the right hinge to the right hand side of the card, you can then decorate the inside and the outside of the cardstock base and flaps with the DSP. I used this lovely foiled DSP for the inside right flap.

Here’s what all of the card looks like on the inside. Both this sentiment and the sentiment on the front of the card are from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Isn’t this a beautiful font?

The photo below shows how the outside of the right flap uses the DSP with the cabin print. There is a coordinating Peaceful Cabin Bundle (it includes the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set and the Cabin Dies), but I don’t own it. This type of fancy fold is ideal for when you want to showcase DSP but you don’t own the matching bundle – all you need is a sentiment from any stamp set that works with the DSP.

The “Peace, Joy, Love” sentiment has been die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and it forms the latch mechanism. After threading a length of silver simply elegant trim through the sentiment, I used a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the LEFT SIDE ONLY of the sentiment to the card – the right flap of the card slips over the left flap and under the right side of the sentiment to create a latch.

The final touch to my card was the addition of some rhinestone jewels and then tying the metallic silver thread into a bow to the right of the sentiment. This thread wrapped around the card is not only decorative … it also helps the card to sit flat.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Ros Davidson. 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, Sharon Davern, 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.

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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

Stampin’ Up! Mango Melody – Week 25 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Mango Melody – Week 25 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 25 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Mango Melody, a vibrant orange from the Brights colour collection.

Although the dominant colour on my card is Mango Melody, as they say on Sesame Street, “This card is brought to you by the Adhesive Sheets and the Artistic Dies”!

The adhesive sheets and the large leaf die from the Artistic Dies do all the hard work on this thank you card that I have deliberately left unembellished so it can be used for both masculine and feminine occasions. The “Thanks” sentiment is from the Artistically Inked stamp set that you can buy in a bundle with the Artistic dies.

By adding an adhesive sheet to my Basic White card stock BEFORE die cutting the large leaf die several times, I’ve turned this die cut into a sticker. This makes it super easy to chop these branches up and adhere and easily reposition the leaves to the Mango Melody cardstock layer. There’s no fiddly glueing or worrying about glue showing on the cardstock.

Here’s another photo of my Mango Melody card, showing how this colour can either yellowy orange or a darker orange from different angles or in different lights.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

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.

Product List

I’ll be back with another Christmas card next Monday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Ever Eden Christmas Crackers

Stampin’ Up! Ever Eden Christmas Crackers

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.

The label on the Soft Succulent “Tis the season” cracker is die cut with the Tailor Made Tag dies and has a second tag cut from this gorgeous Painted Christmas DSP. The sparkly Ever Evergreen In Colour Jewels decorate both crackers.

After I made all my crackers I realised I could have used the Garden Gems from the Eden’s Garden Collection!
The label on the Evening Evergreen cracker has the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, die cut using one of the label dies from the Seasonal Label dies – I though the shape of this long narrow die perfectly suited the shape of the cracker.

A pinecone stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso was cut in half and adhered under the long die at each end of the cracker.

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.

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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

Stampin’ Up! Magenta Madness – Week 24 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Magenta Madness – Week 24 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 24 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Magenta Madness, a hot pink from the 2020-22 InColour collection.

Whenever I’m not sure how to use a particular colour in a card I turn to nature for inspiration. Take a look at the rich vibrant pink colour of this glorious peony!

I love the intricate detail in the Prized Peony stamp set – it is a “Distinktive” stamp set, which means it has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images. It really is one of those stamp sets that does all the hard work for you, especially if you use this larger floral stamp.

For my Happy Birthday card, I paired Magenta Madness with Mossy Meadow and Smoky Slate, but any of the greens or the neutrals will work well with this bold pink.

I love the texture of the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. The strip of ribbon behind the peony is the Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon and the embellishments are the Subtle Shimmer Sequins.

The co-ordinating Peony Dies cut out the peony and also gave the Basic White cardstock strip and lovely scalloped edge.
There are some lovely sentiments in the Prized Peony Stamp Set, however there is no birthday sentiment so I used this one from the Art Gallery Stamp Set instead.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

Catherine Proctor – you are here!  

Kate Morgan

Di Furniss

Christine Blain

Vicki Boucher

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Woollard  

Rachel Palmieri

Michele Taylor

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Sargent

Caroline Manwaring  

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.

Product List

I’ll be back with another Christmas card next Monday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



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