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Framed & Festive Christmas Shaker Card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoThe Heart of Christmas Blog Hop has been brought to you by the Art With Heart team each Monday for 22 weeks when we started in July. Tonight is our final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2022 and it’s a little sad it’s over. I hope you have enjoyed all the magnificent projects and built up your stash of Christmas cards too!

For our final Christmas blog hop this year, I’ve created a Shaker card!

The Thick Basic White card base with a layer of Storybook Gnome DSP that has been inked around the edges with Night of Navy ink and a Dauber. Doesn’t it give the paper depth and a beautiful edge?!!!

Christmas Shaker card using Stampin Up Storybook Gnomes DSP, Framed Florets dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Next, I die cut 3 of the ovals (Framed Florets dies) in Thick Basic White card. I also used this die to cut the snow hill. I glued the snow hill behind one of the frames and then glued another frame behind it so the hill is wedged between 2 layers. I cut a piece of window sheet using the largest decorative frame and another in Thick Basic White. I only needed the inner pieces from these die cuts. Using my Blending Brushes, I inked the White oval starting with Pool Party, Balmy Blue then Night of Navy inks. To get that snow effect, I placed some Craft White ink refill onto an acrylic block and used my Water Painter to add some water and then tap it across the oval. Put it aside to dry. I used Tear & Tape to glue the window sheet behind the ovals, before adding some Foam Adhesive Strip around the frame. I placed some of the small Effervescent Elements inside the frame before peeling the backing paper off the Foam Adhesive Strips and immediately place the blended coloured oval on top. The shaker element is now secure.

Christmas Shaker card using Stampin Up Storybook Gnomes DSP, Framed Florets dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close up

I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ in Versamark ink onto Night of Navy card, added White Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool. The Framed and Festive stamp set is used for both sentiments. The trees are cut using the Happy Forest dies and glued to the front of the oval. Wink of Stella was added to the centre tree. Some Starry Sky Baker’s Twine was placed behind the oval which is adhered to the card with Seal+.

On the inside I stamped a Night of Navy sentiment and added some DSP to a white insert.

Christmas Shaker card using Stampin Up Storybook Gnomes DSP, Framed Florets dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 inside

To finish off, I added some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels to the centre of the snowflakes.

Christmas Shaker card using Stampin Up Storybook Gnomes DSP, Framed Florets dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 side

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have enjoyed all 22 weeks of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. We will be back again in July 2023!

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Christmas Tree Gatefold card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

This Gatefold card has the most beautiful Christmas Tree as the main feature.

This is a larger card and will need a bigger envelope, but I think I will just leave it on top of a present, under the ribbon bow. Why would I want to enclose it in an envelope, right?!!!

Christmas Tree Gatefold card using Storybook Gnomes DSP Fancy Fold by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022

A Pool Party card base, Night of Navy Matt layers, the Storybook Gnome DSP. and the Brightest Glow Bundle for the sentiment. The sentiment is Heat embossed with White Emboss Powder before being die cut with the Labels Aglow dies. The Rhinestone Jewels are coloured with Night of Navy Blends Combo Markers.

Christmas Tree Gatefold card using Storybook Gnomes DSP Fancy Fold by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 opening

On the inside, I added a Gnome, die cut from the paper with the Gnomes dies.

Christmas Tree Gatefold card using Storybook Gnomes DSP Fancy Fold by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 open

There is plenty of room on the back for your Christmas message!

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for more Christmas inspiration!

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My card tonight was inspired by Iced Images on YouTube and you can view her tutorial here.

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Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

My fancy fold design today was inspired by a card I received for my birthday recently, from fellow team member, Caroline Manwaring. She used the Butterfly Kisses Suite.

For my card, I’m using the Storybook Gnomes Suite. My card base is Pool Party and the matt layers are Pacific Point. The Storybook Gnomes patterned papers have loads of different patterns, some of which can be cut using the coordinating Gnomes dies.

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The sentiment is from the Brightest Glow stamp set. The image below shows how the card folds to be displayed. (I think I need to change my blade on my trimmer too, those edges are a little untidy)!

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

On the back I placed a Basic White panel over some more DSP. The mushroom image was cut from the DSP. I always keep these images that are on the sides of the paper and only half the image, a they are handy for decorating like this!

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 back

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Dancing Gnomes

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

My Slimline card today has a fun trio of dancing Gnomes!

I layered some Mint Macaron card on the Thick White card base, then a layer of the snowflake design from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The mechanism for the feet to swing, is simply a piece of 2cm x 3cm white card with a hole in the centre. See the nose of the Gnome, well that same die was used to cut the hole (keep these die cut pieces to use for the nose by colouring with the Dark Petal Pink Blends Marker). Glue the mechanism to the back of the feet. Place the feet onto the card and hold the gnome above to work out where you need the feet to be. Add a Mini Dimensional in the centre. Remove the backing paper.

Dancing Gnome mechanism by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022    Dancing Gnome by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Put together the rest of the Gnomes. Flip them over and add 4 x Mini Dimensionals to the back of the Gnome’s hat (as shown), allowing plenty of room for the mechanism to swing behind the beard. Remove the paper backings and add the Gnome over the mechanism and feet. Ta-da, dancing Gnomes!!! I added some arms to each Gnome later, as I felt they were missing. To create those I used the small mushroom die for the sleeves with the nose for the hands.

Decorate the inside to match the front.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

Measurements
Card base: 21cm x 20cm, score short edge @ 10cm
Mint Macaron: 20.5cm x 9.5cm (2)
DSP: 20cm x 9cm (front) & 20cm x 2cm (inside)
White card: 20cm x 9cm (inside)
Extras for Gnomes: Basic White (beard, hand & mechanism), Real Red & Shaded Spruce (feet/arms), DSP (hats)

This card was inspired by a USA demonstrator, Susan Campfield (link below). I loved her card, although I wanted to create a slimline card to fit a trio of dancing Gnomes and I added arms!!!

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for more Christmas inspiration!

Please continue to hop and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Rosa Leyden.

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Here is a link to Susan Campfield’s YouTube Tutorial.


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