Heart of Christmas Week 2

Pine Tree Punch Perfectly Plaid Christmas Trees Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping
Week 2 of the Heart of Christmas weekly Blog Hops.

Heart of Christmas 2019

I have gone with very traditional Christmas colours for this week’s Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, using some of the products from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite on Pages 12-14 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

Christmas Card Wrapped in Plaid by Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping 2019 Holiday Catalogue

I’ve started with a Very Vanilla base this time, I really like the more vintage look that it gives, and a strip of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper which has the lovely gold stripe through it.
So gorgeous for Christmas projects.
Wrapped in Plaid DSP Christmas Card Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping
The ribbon is from the current Annual Catalogue, the Metallic-Edge Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon edged wtih gold.  To make the bow, I have doubled up a length of ribbon, tied it in the middle with a piece of twine and then popped one of the Designer Elements from page 178 of the Annual Catalogue, over the twine to hide it.
The rhinestones have been coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.  I’ve added these to the centre of the Designer Elements.
“Merry Christmas” was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and then I have run the Wink of Stella over the top to give it some shimmer but unfortunately I wasn’t careful enough and it has just smudged the ink in a couple of places.  The sentiment has been die cut using one of the Ornate Frames Dies from Page 53 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
The Christmas Trees have been punched out using the Pine Tree punch, which makes Christmas cards a breeze!
Pine Tree Punch Perfectly Plaid Christmas Trees Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

I have guest stamper and cardmaker, Tammy Prince joining me again this week, with another of her fabulous designs.
Tammy Prince Christmas Card 2019 Holiday Catalogue Let it Snow

Tammy has used the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper for her card today, and combined that with the Frosted Frames Dies, Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies and So Many Stars stamp set, the gorgeous Cherry cobbler 1cm Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, and add some sparkle with Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin Glitter.

So gorgeous!  Thanks for sharing with us again, Tammy.

If you would like to see what the rest of the Blog Hoppers made this week, you can find the list of participants on Claire’s blog.
Happy hopping, and happy stamping!
Chris

11 thoughts on “Heart of Christmas Week 2

  1. Beautiful! Love the traditional colours and layout of your card Christina (I forgot how much I love that ribbon you used too). Tammy your card is gorgeous. That bow is pretty impressive and I love your snowy accents. Thanks for both playing along in week 2 of Heart of Christmas.

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  2. Great cards this week again Christina and Tammy, I love the Wrapped plaid card Christina how you made it look like a present, very cool! I need to get some of that glitter crystal effects Tammy and I love your bow, You will have to teach me how to tie them, I am useless at it!

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  3. Great cards Christina and Tammy. The Wrapped in Plaid is my favourite DSP in the new catalogue and I love how you have used it on your card Christina.

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  4. Lovely card, Christina. The Perfectly Plaid DSP looks great with vanilla. Love the gorgeous bow on your card, Tammy. Coastal Cabana and Real Red is one of my fave Christmas colour combos.

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  5. Ow, ow. ow, I love your design, that wrapped up present design is so clever – I must remember it when I start my Christmas cards.

    Tammy’s design is so sweet, fabulous papers and I am so jealous of her bow making talents.

    Dionne x

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