21 September 2020

Heart of Christmas 2020 - September by the Art With Heart Team Australia

Hello and welcome,

Tonight the Art With Heart Team will be showcasing their Christmas projects with you for the month of September. The lovely Judy May is the host for our monthly hop, so make sure you click on her name at the end of this blog.

For my card today I decided to use the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and Dies which is on page 57 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and I've combined new products from the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I really love this set and using different products gives this Christmas card a new look. I had a light bulb moment and I wanted to use the Gold Hoop Embellishment as a starting point for my card.

Using the Beautiful Boughs Die images with the 12"x 12" Brushed Metallic Cardstock which comes in Bronze, Copper & Gold. They work well together and with the Gold Hoop Embellishment. 

The card base is in Shaded Spruce Cardstock adding another panel in the same colour, using the larger pine branch inked up in Shaded Spruce Ink and stamped around the edge of the Cardstock. I just love this colour so much and the richness of the Shaded Spruce Argyle Satin Ribbon adds another layer to my card.

The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto Whisper White Cardstock and die cut with the smaller label from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.

Adding a little sparkle to the card, I've used the Just Jade Gems from the Flowers for Every Season Gems. It's hard to tell from the photos, but when the light shines on the card it gives a nice shine to the gold and the gems.

Now it's time to visit Judy May's blog and the rest of the participants for this month's Heart of Christmas Showcase. 

Need a catalogue? Please send me a message here or visit my online store here to purchase any of the above products that I've used in today's project

Happy crafting 

Vicki Boucher


  1. Oh, the richness of Shaded Spruce is just gorgeous on your card, Vicki! I love the tone-on-tone stamping, the elegant gold touches, and those beautiful gems.

  2. Such a wonderfully rich and elegant card Vicki - great use of the gold hoop too!

  3. Beautiful card Vicki, very elegant colour way 🥰

  4. Beautiful card Vicki, gold with the Shaded Spruce looks very elegant!

  5. Shaded Spruce and gold is such a rich colour combo, Vicki. I love the use of the gold hoop as a focus for the greeting, too.

  6. Just gorgeous Vicki, colour, gems, everything.

  7. Such a gorgeous card Vicki. Shaded Spruce with the gold is beautiful and the various layers including the delightful ribbon, Gold Hoop and gems together form a stunning card. xxx

  8. I had not spotted that ribbon - it looks so beautiful and this card shows it off well. I'm totally going to order those gold hoops now- love the green with the gold. Fab!

  9. I love the way your stamped the boughs around the edges of the card and kept the centre a real focal piece. That is a very clever way to use the gold hoop too!

  10. This is such a lovely card, Vicki. The colour combination is rich and luxurious, and I love how you have used the gold hoop.

  11. Beautiful Vicki, very lush and green and gold are so lovely together.