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HOC Week 1 – Evergreen Christmas

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Welcome to Week 1 of the 2021 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop!

I had a tough week trying to work out what to create for this first week as I do not have any current Christmas products and I’m still waiting on my order to arrive, eeek. So, back to the drawing board and thinking outside the box, I first went to my Evergreen Forest Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card is very simple but sometimes this is what we want when creating our Christmas cards, right?!

My card base is Evening Evergreen, with a layer of Soft Succulent and the Soft Sea Foam layer is embossed with the Evergreen Forest TIEF. Glue the top two layers together, wrap around some In Color Ribbon and tie in a bow. This can now be glued to the card base. The sentiment (Many Messages) is stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with dimensionals.

Evergreen Christmas card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card I used the Stitched Triangles dies to create my retro trees. This card also uses the five new 2021-2023 In Colors; the non-traditional Christmas colours to make the faux resin dots for the garland! Again I used a sentiment (Many Messages) stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with mini dimensionals. The largest tree is also popped up on dimensionals. The Pansy Petals designer series paper used in this card is on sale this month (find all the details below)!

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I haven’t added a sentiment to the inside yet, but did add a couple more stitched triangle trees.

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Christine Blain!

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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 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, for the full list of participants.

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Colour Creations Showcase – Pacific Point – Many Messages

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 32 – Pacific Point

The Many Messages stamp set is just that – 19 messages in one stamp!!!

Use the Stamparatus to get the perfect imprint and then cut them all out in one go using the Message Die.

Many Messages Bundle for Pacific Point Colour Creations Showcase by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Once you die cut the stamped image, you are left with a negative piece that I keep and place over my card base to use as a template to insert the pieces back onto my card!

Using the die, I also cut some plain white and Pacific Point card, so I had plain die cuts to insert back onto my card. In the next image you can see I placed 3 of the stamped dies first, then placed some of the blue and white ones around it.

Many Messages Bundle by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

I added a few of the sequins from the Whale of a Time Suite with a glue dot for some extra embellishment.

Many Messages Bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The background was created with four 2cm strips of DSP and one in Pacific Point card.

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