Welcome to week one of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!

That’s right, our Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop is back for another exciting year of Christmas fun and creativity. We will continue to share weekly Christmas creations every Monday at 8pm, finishing up on November 28th.

SALE-a-bration only runs from 1 July – 31 August, so I’m sharing a card tonight that features my absolute favourite SALE-a-bration item, the adorable Tree Lot dies. These dies are free when you purchase $180 or more in a single order and you get 24 dies in the set.

There are so many scenes you can make with the Tree Lot Dies and they also coordinate with a gorgeous new stamp set from the July-December 2022 catalogue, the Trees For Sale Stamp Set.

The colour scheme for my card is quite unusual for a Christmas card, however it was inspired by the tree pattern in the Rings Of Love designer series paper – this is my second favourite SALE-a-bration item!

I loved the idea of a little caravan, parked in the middle of nowhere, celebrating Christmas by stringing up some fairy lights in the forest and adding some sparkly gold stars to one of the trees.

I’ve used the tiny star dies, the wreath die and the bow dies to die cut the sparkly stars in the tree, the wreath on the caravan door and the bows on the poles from the new Glimmer 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper. 

Metallics, glimmer paper and foils can be really hard to photograph inside so I took this photo outside to try to better capture all of the the shimmer and sparkle on my card!

The string of lights is stamped in Soft Suede with little gold lights created with the new Festive Pearls (they come in Cherry Cobbler, gold, silver and Soft Succulent).

The caravan base is Crumb Cake card stock with the ribbed metal section of the caravan die cut from gold foil. The curtain is Soft Suede card stock. I just love all these tiny detailed dies!

A couple of extra gold stars decorate the trees I stamped on the inside of my card.

I felt there was more than enough happening on the front of this card, so I didn’t add a sentiment to the front, but I may well change my mind and add one before I post it.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Amie McIlroy – I can’t wait to see what Amie 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. The incredible Sharon Davern will be hosting 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 or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

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