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Monday 8 August 2022

Heart of Christmas week 6 - Tree Lot Dies and Silver and Gold DSP


 Hello stampers, it's time for week 6 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. Every Monday evening at 8pm until the end of November we have lots of beautiful Christmas inspiration to share with you. 

This week I and using a couple of the free Sale-a-bration rewards to make my card, the Tree Lot Dies and the Silver & Gold 6"x6" DSP.

I cut a piece of the Silver Dots DSP in half to use as the sky. With a Blending Brush I added Starry Sky ink to the DSP, darker at the top and graduating lighter towards the bottom.

The bases of the trees Granny Apple Green for the smaller ones and Parakeet Party for the largest center one. The top layer for all trees is Shaded Spruce. 

The Tree Lot Dies also include a die which cuts out three small stars, which were cut from silver foil and adhered to the top of each tree. The mat for the card front is Basic Black. The sky piece was adhered to the top and the greeting from the Trees For Sale stamp set was embossed in Silver Embossing Powder cross the lower edge.

To decided to make this card an easel card. To do this I cut an A4 sheet in half and then folded that in half. I scored the front of the card in half horizontally and folded it outwards. I tied some Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon around the bottom of the sky piece before the card front was attached to the card base.

I popped a small tree on the inside of the card to act as a stopper to keep the front of the card open.

Both the Tree Lot Dies and the Silver & Gold 6"x6" DSP are only available until the end of August or until sold out. Stampin' Up! have added a variety of embossing folders, dies and Specialty Papers to the Sale-a-bration rewards.

Now it's time to see what Kate Morgan has to share with us.

If you encounter any issues with the links in our blog hop please head over to Sharon Davern's blog as she is the host of our Christmas blog hops and will be a complete list of tonight's participants.

Make sure to visit on Wednesday at 8pm when we will be back with our Colour Creations Blog Hop, featuring Crumb Cake.

Happy stamping.


  1. The sky on your card looks amazing, Rach! I love how you used a little tree, to keep the card propped open; a lovely detail. The bright colours on your card are very festive.

  2. A delightful Christmas tree Easel card Rachel. I love the Starry Sky blending over the dotty SDSP for the sky with the Granny Apple Green and Parakeet Party trees. Gorgeous touch with the metallic ribbon. Xxx

  3. Your gorgeous sky is a real wow factor on your card, Rachel! I love how it halos the trees. Just beautiful!

  4. This is gorgeous, Rachel. I love your blended sky on that SAB paper and the three trees. Then you open it up to a surprise easel card, brilliant!

  5. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love your blended sky on the SAB paper and then having the trees. Love easel cards they are just so effective and people love getting them. The tree to keep it open is genius! Love your card!

  6. The blended sky on your easel card looks amazing, Rachel! Just gorgeous!

  7. Fabulous card Rachel. I love your blended background and your bright trees. They are perfect with your moody sky.


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