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Heart of Christmas begins for 2022!

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

July is a great time to start making those Christmas cards before the year gets away from us, and it’s Christmas before we know it!

When I first saw the JD Mini catalogue, I fell in love with the Storybook Gnomes Suite (#159630) and they were the first items to drop into my shopping cart!

Storybook Gnomes Suite 159630

I love how the images on the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper can be cut out using the Gnomes dies. The trees are from a Saleabration product Tree Lot dies, that can be earned free with a qualifying order). The are cut from the Parakeet Party colour in 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer papers and the 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series paper. The gnomes hat and feet are die cut from the left over paper around the sheet I die cut the gnomes from. His nose is also the Glimmer paper (Tahitian Tide). The beard is Shimmery White cardstock. The Fabulous Frames dies was used to cut the oval in the centre of the DSP. The stamping inside the oval uses Pacific Point ink.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Gnomes dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

This next card uses some DSP and then I stamped/die cut the mushroom and gnome. These are coloured with alcohol Blends Combo markers. then added with dimensionals to the card. The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue ink.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Some red and white Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics are added and set aside to dry.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

These next two cards can be made in multiples as they are created using the Storybook Designer Paper. No sign of stamps or ink, just the paper and Gnome dies! Some Simply Elegant Trim and 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots were added for some bling.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2022

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Ups Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2022

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Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas

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Each Monday evening since early July, I have taken part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along for the final time this year and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team. I cannot believe where these last 22 weeks have gone, but I have enjoyed every minute of creating Christmas projects for you.

Do you love gingerbread cookies at Christmas time? I do, and that is exactly what I have added to my card… well, not the real thing, but what looks like the cookies I make and ice with my children every year!!!

Gingerbread Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Gingerbread dies and Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with some Heartwarming Hugs DSP create some cute cards for the festive season. The Kraft paper creates the perfect cookie with some Basic White and Real Red icing on top!

The sentiment (Peaceful Deer stamp set) is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink to coordinate with the card base.

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Some Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added for some Christmas sparkle!

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Silver Snowflakes

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Each Monday evening until December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight’s card very much has a silver touch to it – A Smoky Slate card base with some shiny silver foil snowflakes (Gingerbread dies) on some Peaceful Place DSP patterned paper with silver accents. This was cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies three times for the background.

Silver Gingerbread Snowflakes Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added to the centre of each snowflake. The sentiment (Peaceful Deer stamp set) was stamped in Versamark ink, Silver Emboss Powder added and heat set with my Heat Tool. This was cut out using the Seasonal Labels dies.

Silver Gingerbread Snowflakes Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

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Eden’s Garden Collection for Christmas cards

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Each Monday evening until December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am featuring the new exclusive early release Eden’s Garden Collection from the upcoming 2022 Mini catalogue but these are available to purchase now! In this collection there is the Eden’s Garden Cling stamp set and Eden dies (can be purchased as a bundle to save more), the Ever Eden Specialty DSP, Garden Gems and Ever Eden Cotton Paper.

Card 1 – starting with a white card base, I added two strips of the Ever Eden Specialty DSP on each side. I cut the darker centre strip to 3″ wide and added Gold Metallic paper strips on both sides, before glueing to the centre of the card.

Eden's Garden Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

Some Eden die cuts were added behind the sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink on a Label Me Lovely punched piece of Soft Succulent card. Some Garden Gems compete be card.

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Card 2 – An Evening Evergreen card base with a layer of Soft Succlent card, stamped randomly with the leaves from the Eden’s Garden stamp set. This was then embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing folder and I sponged the edges with a Sponge Dauber and same colour ink. I stamped the larger image on Basic White card and die cut (Seasonal Labels dies).

Eden's Garden NOEL Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Three strips of the Ever Eden SDSP were added then the die cut stamped image. A Gold Foil die cut was then added with the Playful Alphabet “NOEL”. I added some Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Evening Evergreen card before diecutting each letter. This makes it easy to remove the backing paper and add to the card!

Eden's Garden NOEL Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 closeup

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A Whimsical Christmas

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Each Monday evening until December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am featuring the Whimsical Trees Bundle and coordinating Whimsy & Wonder Sprecialty SDSP. This pack of Specialty papers is stunning and my favourite for Christmas this year.

Whimsy & Wonder Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

You can see I have used many layers of DSP in the background on the Mint Macaron card base. The tree is stamped in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight inks. The sentiment is also stamped in Misty Moonlight and cut out using the Layering Circles Dies. The gifts under the tree are cut from the patterned paper and the narrow smaller trees are cut from Silver Foil, along with the tiny stars!

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Christmas Season Pinecone Cluster

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Each Monday evening, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight’s cards feature some pinecones again, which coordinte beautifully with the patterned paper in the background! Pinecone hunting was one of my childhood memories, who could find the biggest one to put in the open fire place of our home.

Christmas Season Tis the Season by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Christmas Season bundle and Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper are heavily featured in these cards.

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The card base, stamped branches and sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) are Evening Evergreen. The pinecones are stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.

Christmas Season Tis the Season by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

This next card features some Soft Succulent stamped foliage, Red Foil die cut berries and Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

Christmas Season Pinecones by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Soft Succulent layer is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. These pinecones are stamped off once in the background and full strength on the top layer in Early Espresso for a darker look.

On both cards I added some of the Evening Evergreen In Color Jewels.

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On the inside of both cards, I decorated them with the same sentiment and strip of DSP.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble

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Each Monday evening until December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am using the Encircled in Beauty dies to create my Christmas bauble.

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Using the various dies in this pack, I alternated the sizes between Basic White and Silver Foil (the purple toned sheet).  There is also one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind the sentiment layer, can you spot it?!!

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The sentiment is from Peaceful Deer stamp set and is stamped in Smoky Slate ink to coordinate with the card base. I used a Sponge Dauber to add ink around the edges of the patterned paper layer, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Soft Succlent ribbon tied in a double bow with some Genial Gems finished my project off beautifully.

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Christmas Season Pinecones & Berries

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

I was pleased with this card as it came together. I adore that pretty patterned DSP with the berries (Painted Christmas), so that was my starting point for this card, as I built up the background layers.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I stamped some of the berries (Real Red & Evening Evergreen ink) to compliment the patterned paper and some greenery (Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen inks), but it still needed more, so I stamped four pinecones in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.

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On the inside I added some DSP and pinecones to compliment the front!

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Christmas to Remember Tag Card

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I have a card very similar to one Michele shared recently. I got these Tailor Made Tags dies for my birthday at the end of August and couldnt wait any longer to get them out and have have a play.

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This gorgeous patterned paper, Painted Christmas, is beautiful on both sides of each sheet. I used the red foil from the Red & Green Foil Sheets pack along the top and bottom edges of the paper behind the tags. One tag is cut with the pincecone paper and the top tag just has a small section across the bottom, leaving room for the stamped sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink. The Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and small piece of retired gold thread are placed through the top of the tags.

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One the tags were tied together, I added some dimensionals and adhered them to the card, before adding some 2021–2023 In Color Jewels to complete my card.

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HOC Week 14 – Christmas Tidings

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am using the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper and the Christmas Season Bundle and that beautiful White Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The label is die cut in Sahara Sand, one of the colours in this Designer Paper and before removing the card from the die after running through the machine, I flipped it over and ran a stylus around thr edges to get that lovely embossed border. The leaf images are stamped in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. Check out that gorgeous shiny silver foil star (Stitched Stars dies)! A few Rhinestone Jewels were dotted around.

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On the inside, I added a matt layer of Sahara Sand behind some Basic White and a strip of the same DSP down the right side.

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