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Sharon



Monday, 30 August 2021

Week 9 - Heart of Christmas

Welcome to Week 9 of the Heart o Christmas Blog Hop for 2021. We are at the end of another month
I don't know about you but have you been watching the Paralympics? Aren't they exciting to watch! Well today while I was watching the amazingly fit, I could never do that athletes I did a little bit of fussy cutting and a bit of Christmas DSP putting together for you to give you a bit of an idea of what you can do if you have little bits of extra Designer Series paper left over from a project.

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So if you have been following along for a bit you would know that I have been using the Tidings of Christmas DSP. This is where I started my inspiration for my cards today.
I used the colours to start me on my journey into my stack of cards.
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So the colours that are used in this particular DSP is Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand and Soft Succulent. I started there with my card base and the Sahara Sand side of the DSP for the neutral base then with some off cuts strips I created the card base. Each card having their own colour as a layer of each of the thin strips in the centre of the card. Once I had done this then I went looking for my sentiment.
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One of my favourite bundles in the Stampin' Up annual catalogue is the Inspired Thoughts Bundle that comes with this gorgeous sentiment stamp set and the Inspiring Canopy Dies. Well it just happens to have this Christmas stamp in amongst the sentiments and I went perfect for my card today!
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Each sentiment is stamped in the corresponding colour. Then I took out my punches. Punches are quick and these cards were quick to make.
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For the sentiment itself I first punched out the greeting with the Everyday Label Punch and then shortened each end with the punch to be closer to the words.
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The punch under each sentiment is the Label Me Lovely and I have punch that out in each corresponding colour and trimmed back one little edge at the top and bottom of the sentiment. By doing this it made these sentiments so quick and easy to do and layer.
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Under each sentiment is the gorgeous Fine Art Ribbon which has that beautiful fine gold thread through it to just give each card a bit of bling. Now to finish off each card comes my little bit of Fussy cutting that you can do with extra little bits of DSP that you have. I chose the Sweet Stocking DSP, It is a little cute don't you think?
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I hope this gives you a little bit of an idea of what to do with some left over pieces of designer series paper. The DSP is gorgeous no matter what packet you have, show it off!
 

If you have any questions about today's project please do not hesitate to contact me.

Each week I look forward to seeing what each creative Art With Heart team member brings to our hops and Theresa Gerrard is no exception. Last week Theresa brought us the gorgeous Whimsical Trees in the lovely colours of Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Polished pink with lots of beautiful texture I can't wait to see what she has to share with us this week. Just hit the next button to head there now!

If at any time the next blog buttons don't work just come back here as I have the privilege to host this weeks Heart of Christmas Blog Hop and below is the list of participants. You can click on the names and you continue you blog hop from there.




11 comments:

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Nice work, coming up with FIVE cards, Sharon! Great way to show off, and use up, these lovely DSPs. The fussy-cut animals are a very sweet touch.

Rachel Woollard said...

Lovely collection of cards Sharon, the animals go perfectly with these papers

Tina said...

Your cards are fabulous, Sharon! It's a great way to use those little bits and pieces of DSP, and the fussy cut animals are the perfect finishing touch.

Ros said...

Great way to use up bits of DSP and 5 cards, wow!

Cathy Proctor said...

Thank you Sharon for showing these wonderful ways to use up spare DSP - 5 cards is very impressive!!

Rosa Leyden said...

Sharon the furry creatures are sooo cute and make a great addition to the cards along with the DSP panels.

Carussell Crafts said...

Fantastic set of cards Sharon. I love how you used different coloured card bases for each one, just perfect for showcasing all the colours in that lovely DSP.

Kate Morgan said...

What fantastic use of these patterned papers! I love your layout and all the different patterns together. The addition of the little animals/gifts are a lovely touch too!

Michele Taylor said...

Sharon your fabulous stack of cards showcases the beautiful DSP perfectly. I love how you have used the different coloured card bases. They all work so well together.

theresa said...

What a great way to use all those bits and pieces we all seem to accumulate and a stack of cards as well

Judy May said...

Fabulous set of cards, Sharon. Love how the Sahara Sand background works so well for all of your cards and the cute fussy images are a lovely finishing touch.

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