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Monday, 31 October 2022

AWH Heart of Christmas #18

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop: Fitted Florets with Boughs of Holly

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2022. 

So glad you are joining us for our eighteenth 2022 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. Wow, the year is spending by. November starts tomorrow and then Christmas will be here before we know it. I have enjoyed creating a card using part of the early release Fitting Florets suite together with current Sun Prints and Boughs of Holly Designer Series Papers. Here is my card:
 
Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

My project for this blog hop was designed a couple of weeks ago for a Colour Creations Blog Hop when we were focussing on one of the Neutrals, Gray Granite. One of Stampin’ Up!s Designer Series Papers includes Gray Granite in its colour scheme, ie the delightful Sun Prints DSP. A number of the “B” sides use Gray Granite and white. The plan was to use one of these patterns as the background for a Framed Florets design - potentially with fussy cut flowers from the Boughs of Holly DSP. I ran out of time to create it for the Colour Creations Blog Hop so created the card design for this 18th Heart of Christmas Blog Hop using the Framed Florets dies and the limited release Framed & Festive stamp set. I really love the card's simplicity - well simple for me.

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

A panel of the Gray Granite & White DSP design from the Sun Prints DSP was adhered to a Thick Basic White card-stock base. The frame die from the Framed Florets dies was used to cut 4 frames in Basic White card-stock. Three of the centre ovals were put aside for other projects (an oval label is always handy).  One oval was stamped with a sentiment from the Framed & Festive stamp set in Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ ink. The 4 oval frames were adhered together - one non top of the other - and then centred on the card front - well a little closer to the top edge than the base - allowing some space for the floral arrangement. The oval label was adhered inside the frame.

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

A poinsettia spray from the Boughs of Holly DSP was fussy cut together with some DSP leaves. A few detailed die cut leaves were cut from Basic White card-stock. All these pieces were arranged and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Dimensionals

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

A double bow was tied with Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon (that had been cut in half lengthwise) and Gold Simply Elegant Trim and tucked under part of the arrangement with Glue Dots. Gold Adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins added that final touch.

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

Partial poinsettia sprays from the edge of the sheet of DSP are great for adding to edges of your projects. Not wanting to waste these partial poinsettia arrangements, a couple were fussy cut and added to the card inner and to a C6 Basic White Envelope. It is an easy way to add a special touch.

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

Thank you for dropping in. I so appreciate it.

Send a wish for peace & joy this Christmas using the Framed Florets and Boughs of Holly.

It is always a delight to see everyone's creations and I am sure there will be gorgeous Christmas projects on show. Don't miss checking out each blog. Join me in continuing with the blog hop by clicking the "onto the next" graphic below and be taken to the blog of the lovely Caroline Manwaring. I always look forward to checking out Caroline's creations together with everyone else's. 

Don't forget the weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop by the Art with Heart Team that launches every Wednesday at 8.00pm AEST. This Wednesday we are focussing on Mango Melody.

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

Andrea XXX


If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up or you started part way through, please head to the blog of our Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Host, the very special Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all Art With Heart Team members who are participating in this blog hop. Check out her beautiful creation while you are there.

If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the July - December Mini Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Pease don't hesitate to contact me with any other queries about these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

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6 comments:

  1. Yes, it may be a simple design for you, Andrea, but it is still very elegant and I so admire your beautifully created ribbon bows. How you cut it in half lengthwise, it amazes me. Lovely use of these new products too!

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  2. Andrea, I would never have thought to use the Sun Prints DSP on a Christmas card but that soft Gray Granite & White design works perfectly against the poinsettias - fabulous design, as always!

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  3. This card may be simple by your standards, Andrea, but it's not simple! A really beautiful card ... Gray Granite has proven to be a striking neutral to use with the Christmassy colours. I love your use of the Sun Prints DSP in an unexpected way. This is glorious. x

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  4. Very elegant card Andrea, I love how the poinsettia pop on the neutral background

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  5. I love the simple elegance of your card Andrea. Your fussy cutting is fabulous and I really love the wispy ribbon treatment. Caroline.

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  6. This is gorgeous Andrea, I have looked at it many times. I think the 'B' side of this DSP is beautiful and the perfect background for excellent fussy cut adornment! Beautiful!

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