Monday, November 29, 2021



Tonight's Heart of Christmas blog hop is the last one for 2021.  I have so enjoyed taking part in the weekly blog hops, and hope you have gained lots of inspiration from our projects, to make Christmas cards with Stampin' Up! products.

My card features a design cut from the Knit Sweater Dies, and some papers from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack.

I started off by laying four strip dies (zig zag borders top and bottom, reindeer, and trees) across a piece of Basic White card, and running it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.  After removing the pieces that cut out, I used the dies again on Real Red (for the zig zag borders), Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (for the reindeer), Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz (for the trees) cardstock.  I then inlaid/added the pieces to the original panel.  Using Adhesive Sheets on the backs of all the die cut pieces made it cleaner and easier to do this!

This decorated panel was stuck down once I had layered some striped paper with a Pear Pizzazz mat onto a Thick Basic White card base, and added a Basic White scalloped rectangle cut with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies.

I used my Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends marker to colour a length of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, and used it to make a bow.  Real Red Wonderful Gems were also added.

The sentiment, from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, was stamped in Real Red ink on a smaller Stitched So Sweetly die-cut piece.  After adhering it to the larger scalloped rectangle, I added a few Wonderful Gems (don't they look like berries, grouped like this?), and a couple of little Christmas trees cut from a different piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Claire Daly.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog.

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a complete list of who is taking part in our last Heart of Christmas blog hop for the year, head over to Tina Gillespie's blog.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  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


  1. I love this Christine, I keep looking at the panel that you created with the dies it is just so sweet. I think it is a fantastic card! No Ugly Christmas "Sweater" in your card that is for sure. Great Card!

  2. Too cute by half Christine. Your card is just adorable. You have convinced me that this set might just need to be in my cart come Wednesday. Merry Christmas to you Christine.

  3. Love your knitted sweater panel and choice of colours to coordinate with the DSP. All the different elements come together to create a fabulous and cute card Christine.

  4. Oh my goodness I love this card Christine - the detail of the die inlay is amazing. Such a gorgeous card!

  5. Oh Christine, this is the most impressive card I've seen with this bundle. Loving the DSP choice and the inlaid die cut pieces are perfect.

  6. Ooh, I really love this card, Christine. Such a gorgeous card to finish our 2021 HOC with. Those tiny Christmas trees are sooo cute! And I love the zig zag edging too!