AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas

AWHT Heart of Christmas Week 7

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am once again participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

This week I am excited to share my latest card. This idea has been floating around in my head for a few weeks and after a bit of tweaking I think it looks really cute! I’d love to hear what you think of it!

I must admit that I really love using Crumb Cake in my Christmas projects, and it goes perfectly with the Foxy Friends set. I wanted to make a silhouette appearance with the reindeer, but I also wanted it subtle. I also wanted a modern, clean look for the card. This is what I came up with!

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To make the card: 

  • I started with a Crumb Cake card base (half of an A4 sheet)
  • I also used a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • On this piece I used the solid face image and the antlers making a pattern diagonally.
  • I then stamped the reindeer (I only needed the face) using Crumb Cake, and Memento for the face details and punched this using the Foxy Friends punch)
  • Still using the Crumb Cake I stamped the antlers and fussy cut this out, assembling it behind the punched out face.
  • Using the Pretty Label Punch I punched 2 x Crumb Cake, 2 x Pool Party and 1 x Gold Foil Card
  • I cut the Pool Party pieces in to pieces to assemble behind one of the Crumb Cake Labels to create a border/ mat.
  • I used the New Label Punch on the Gold Foil card and adhered this on top of the Labels.
  • I popped up the reindeer face on top, using a Dimensional
  • Using the Gold metallic thread (looped around 4 of my fingers a few times) I layered this in behind the Labels, and glued this to the card front.
  • I trimmed off a small portion of the Crumb cake and a slightly larger version of the Gold Foil. I then stamped “From Us” on to the Crumb cake portion using the Memento Ink. I placed this at the top of the card
  • I then used Dimensionals to pop the card front on to the card base

For a full list of supplies see the bottom of this post.

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you liked the card! If you head back to Judy’s blog she has a list of the other AWHT members participating this week! I can’t wait to see what the other ladies have made.

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Supplies List:
These will link you directly to my store.
Card: Crumb CakePool PartyGold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb CakeMemento Ink
Stamps: Foxy FriendsThoughtful Banners
Tools: Foxy Friends PunchPretty Label PunchNew Label Punch
Other: Gold Metallic ThreadTombow, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals

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AWHT The Heart of Christmas

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am once again participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! I may not participate every week, but I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

This is my third week participating and so far I’ve made a few tags, so I thought it was time to get my Christmas cards underway too! The card I’m sharing today is an update to one I made last year. I’ve changed some of the products around, as some of the elements have retired.

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For my card this week I have gone with “traditional” colours using Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White.

I’ve used a non-Christmas themed stamp, as I really like to make the most of my stamp sets. So I have used “Number of Years” to make the leaves and flowers, and also the banner at the top. Given that it is a Birthday set, it didn’t have a sentiment related to Christmas, so I grabbed my trusty “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” set for the Merry Christmas.

AWHT The Heart of Christmas pic2To make the card: 

  • I started with a Garden Green card base (half of an A4 sheet)
  • I used 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler measuring 10cm x 14.4cm (one for the mat on the card front, the other for inside the card)
  • I also used 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 9.5cm x 13.9cm (one for the front and one for inside)
  • I stamped the leaves with Garden Green and the flowers with Cherry Cobbler (don’t forget inside of your card!)
  • I then ran the front stamped piece through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • I stamped the banner with Garden Green and the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler. I then used the banner die from the matching Large Numbers Framelits to die cut the sentiment, and also cut a 2nd banner with Cherry Cobbler to layer underneath the sentiment
  • Using a strip of Garden Green 1″ wide I punched another banner with the Banner Triple Punch
  • The banner sentiment was popped up using Stampin’ Up! dimensionals
  • For a bit of added glitz I also painted over the flowers with the Wink of Stella pen!

For a full list of the products used see the bottom of this post.

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Thanks for popping by. If you head back to our leader Claire’s blog post here, you will be able to find a list of other participants in this week’s hop!

Products used:

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden GreenWhisper White

Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets: Number of YearsTeeny Tiny Sentiments

Tools: Big ShotLarge Number FramelitsTriple Banner PunchSoftly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Other: Wink of Stella

Adhesives: TombowStampin’ Up! Dimensionals

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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, Uncategorized

The Heart of Christmas Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! Now I may not participate weekly, but I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

I was inspired by our new In Colours and wanted to have a modern twist for my tags this week. So I used Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

Using the solid rectangle from the Thoughtful Banners set I used both in colours to create my background. 

I added the sentiments in Memento Black from the same set, along with the “Merry Christmas” from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I then punched this out using the Classic Label Punch.

I finished off one tag with Rhinestones and the other with sequins, just to add a bit of glitz!

Thanks for popping by. If you head back to Claire’s blog post here you will be able to find a list of other participants in this week’s hop!

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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, Uncategorized

The Heart of Christmas Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members, to bring you some ideas for Christmas! Funny enough I didn’t need much encouragement to craft for Christmas since I LOVE Christmas…you know, just a little (ha ha).

I know each Christmas I use a lot of gift tags (because I LOVE Christmas remember, and that means spoiling those closest to me!). So it seemed only fitting that my first Christmas project for this year (yes, in May, much to my husband’s astonishment) that I make a tag.

I did make a similar Christmas card to this last year, I just altered it a little to make a smaller version.

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I punched my piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and then ran it through the Big Shot with my Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder.
I diecut the wreath using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and adhered it using my Fine Tip Glue pen. I then used the Holly Berry Punch on Real Red cardstock to punch the bow and berries. With the Stampin’ Write Marker (Real Red) I added some details to the bow. I stamped the Christmas greeting from the timeless Teeny Tiny sentiments stamp set in Real Red and diecut that using the banner die in the Popcorn Box Thinlits. I popped up the sentiment with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off with a bit of Wink of Stella over the berries.  Is it even possible to do anything Christmas related without Wink of Stella? (no! Not if you are me!).

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Products:
* Holly Berry Builder Punch
* Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
* Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies
* Popcorn Box Thinlit dies
* Wink of Stella (Clear)
* Stampin’ Write Markers (Real Red)
* Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder
* Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by! If you would like to check out the other Art with Heart participants for this Blog Hop, head back to Claire’s blog and you can find a list of all the participants with links.

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