Monday, September 13, 2021



For this week's Heart of Christmas blog hop, I have two cards to share - both made with the Bright Baubles bundle.

This first card is my favourite, because of the way I've created the sentiment.  Plus, I'm a big fan of red!

I stamped the beautiful big ornament in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Basic White card, and coloured it using Real Red Stampin' Blends markers.  I stamped the little scalloped piece, between the ornament and the looped hanger, using Stazon Jet Black ink, on Gold Metallic paper.  After fussy-cutting this piece, I adhered it to the ornament (using Multipurpose Liquid Glue) after die-cutting the bauble.  The "string" and bow were also cut from Gold Metallic Paper.  

Gilded Gems added a bit of extra bling to the card, to complement the Gold Metallic Paper (which also forms a thin mat behind the Designer Series Paper panel).  The Peaceful Prints DSP pack is one of the products you can earn for FREE, with a $90+ product order before the end of September.

I stamped two lines of the sentiment in Real Red ink on Basic White card, and the middle line in Versamark ink, then heat-embossed in gold.  The words were cut out using a couple of different shapes within the Messages Die.  They're raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals, over the "string" from which the ornament hangs.

My second card is another simple layout, focussing on the beautiful bauble, this time coloured using Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends markers.  The background on this card is Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Here's a close-up of the bauble, decorated with some Wonderful Gems:

The sentiment, from Merriest Moments, was stamped in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White card.  I used my Stamparatus, to stamp the sentiment a couple of times, to get good colour saturation.  My faithful, and often-used, Stitched So Sweetly Dies were used to cut out the sentiment:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Michele Taylor, whose cards I always love.   If you click on the button below, you will be taken to her blog, to see her beautiful Christmas creation:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of all participants in tonight's blog hop, head over to Tina Gillespie's blog.  Tina is co-ordinating this week's Heart of Christmas share.

I have listed below all the products used to make my cards.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Heat Tool
Messages Die
Paper Snips
Gilded Gems


  1. Beautiful baubles Christine, the red one is my fave too. I too love the greeting on the red one. Your colouring on both is perfect.

  2. You've done a great job colouring the baubles. I love your strip sentiment on the red card.

  3. Both really great cards Christine and I love your colouring on the baubles. I am becoming a big fan of the strip sentiments myself so love the red card too!

  4. Christine both your bauble ore gorgeous. I love how you've created the sentiment on the first one, but my vote goes for the soft succulent second bauble.

  5. Lovely cards, Christine. I actually love the colouring of the Soft Succulent bauble, but love the layout of the red card with the split sentiment.

  6. Stunning cards Christine. The green one is my favourite although I do love the treatment that you used for the greeting on the red one. I very clever way to add interest and individuality to your card.

  7. Christine those beautiful baubles are really the focal point of each card and especially love the colouring on the soft succulent bauble. Great idea to display the sentiment on the red card in this way and I’m loving all the gold embellishments and die cut bows.

  8. Two beautiful cards love and yes you have just about persuaded me that I NEED that bundle! Love how you have die cut the bow and ornament top from the gold metallic paper to emulate what a bauble looks like