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Monday, 12 July 2021

AWH Heart Of Christmas 2021 #2

Christmas and Snowflake Wishes

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the second weekly Art with Heart Team's Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2021. 


There is always something fun about creating Christmas projects ... well most of the time. Must admit I spent ages trying to create a card with Christmas stars, but the idea that I had in mind and various options I tried just didn't work. I really didn't like the card I was developing, but being stubborn, I kept trying to make changes - I still wasn't happy! Eventually I put it aside and with limited time available I decided to start again from scratch with completely different products. To help my development process, I used a layout of Emma Goddard's that I had seen during the past week. Thank you Emma again for your inspiration which moved me out of a frustrated/unhappy space. The card includes a range of different colours, products and theme - but the layout is lovely.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.

The Wintry 3D Embossing Folder was used to dry emboss the centre panel of Basic White card-stock. Wow, the embossing is gorgeous! This was mounted on Balmy Blue card-stock which in turn was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.

Both snowflakes (cut using So Many Snowflakes dies) and the centre label (from the Hippo & Friends dies) were cut from Basic White card-stock and a second centre label was cut from Vellum A4 card-stock. Metallic Mesh Ribbon, which had been cut in half lengthwise, had been wrapped around the mounted embossed centre panel and tied in a bow prior to the panel being adhered to the card-base. This ribbon adds a delightful touch of light glistening beauty.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.

The label was stamped randomly with small flurry of snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set using Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' ink. The Fresh Freesia ink was applied lightly in some areas of the stamp with a sponge dauber. To lighten the overall impact of the stamped flurry of snowflakes, the Vellum label was added on top. This muting of the stamping allows the die cut snowflakes to shine.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.

The die cut snowflakes were arranged and adhered with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals. Oh so gorgeous Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems were added to the centre of each snowflake. I'm so glad these gems continued over from last years Mini Catalogue. They are delightful. A sentiment from the coordinating stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' ink and then over-stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. The clear heat embossing gives a shine to the sentiment - which isn't picked up by the camera.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.

To create the card inner another sentiment from the same stamp set was also stamped in Misty Moonlight and snowflakes were stamped along the side edge in the same colours as used on the front label. A C6 Basic White Envelope was also stamped with snowflakes along one edge.

Glistening Christmas snowflakes are a beautiful way to wish friends a lovely Christmas, even when you live in Australia like the card creator, Andrea Sargent.


Thank you for visiting Valley Inspirations with Andrea. I so love the beauty of snowflakes and enjoyed playing with embossing, die cutting, snowflakes to develop this Christmas card to share with you.


If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and or the new July - December 2021 Mini Catalogue & Sale-abration brochure then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Please don't hesitate to make contact if you have any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!

There is so much more Christmas creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic to be taken to the lovely Christine Blain's blog. I am looking forward to checking out Kate's creation and everyone else's.

Hope to see you next week for the second AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2021. Don't forget that the new Mini Catalogue will be launched in August and has so many gorgeous Christmas products. As demonstrators we have the opportunity to purchase products the month prior to Catalogue Launch and so we are starting to play with the new products as I am sure you will see in this blog hop and will be even more so next week. I'm sure there will be an explosion of further Christmas inspiration.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾


I always love seeing everyone's creations and the way they use the amazing Stampin' Up! products. I am sure there will be gorgeous Christmas projects on show. Don't miss checking out each blog. 

If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up please head to the blog of this week’s host for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all AWH team members who are participating.


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10 comments:

  1. Rachel Woollard12 July 2021 at 20:14

    Lovely subtle and sparkly card Andrea

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  2. A beautiful card Andrea that highlights different products but especially the snowflake dies and stamps. That mesh ribbon certainly adds gorgeous sparkle.

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  3. Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia, with white, make for such a pretty wintery theme, Andrea. Your card is just lovely. After much frustration, great success!

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  4. Brr! I feel cold looking at your card - which is perfect for a snowy Christmas card! A real stunner!

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  5. Andrea your card is simply beautiful. I love your choice of colours and all the different products you have used work so well together.

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  6. Andrea what a beautiful card - I love snowflakes too. I feel your pain when sometimes a card just does not come together the way you envision it, but this alternate card is wonderful. That embossing folder is stunning - must add it to my list too!

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  7. Lovely card Andrea, I love snowflakes.

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  8. Very soft and pretty Andrea. On my bucket list is to enjoy the delights of a ‘white Christmas’ just once. This card makes me want it even more. The metallic mesh ribbon, the snowflakes and gems are the perfect wintery Christmas decoration - gorgeous!

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  9. Such pretty and subtle colours, Andrea. That mesh looks amazing as do the gorgeous gems to add some sparkle to your lovely snowflakes.

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  10. Such a pretty lovely wintery card Andrea. Your fussy cutting of the greeting is just great.

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