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HeaderThis week the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team are celebrating a cheery pink.

I had a quick glance through my stamps, trying to see which ones jumped out at me to showcase Flirty Flamingo. What jumped out was some cards in the Santa Express Memories & More cards which feature some pinks in the designs.

Santa Express Christmas Cards (1)

The Memories & More Cards have such a lovely range of greens, complimented by the cheerful pink.

The first card I made was a bit of a disaster. The background had some text on it which I covered with the Merry Christmas label. But to my eye, the position of the label is really unbalanced and leaves a lot of plain white card and uncertainty about what the image is supposed to be. Sad, but the label couldn't have gone anywhere else on the card. I think I might gently peal it off and stick a whole heap of die-cut foliage underneath in Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaroon.

The second card was heaps better, just because the background card was SO gorgeous!

Santa Express Christmas Cards (2)

This is probably one of the simplest cards I have ever made. I trimmed the Memories and More card down to fit nicely on a card front. On a scrap of Basic White card I stamped a Christmas sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink. The greeting was die-cut using a die from the Painted Labels dies, and then a piece of ribbon was looped underneath.

Santa Express Christmas Cards (3)

One other little finishing touch, was running around the groove in the die-cut with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write marker. I like that extra touch.

Don't you love the colours and tree pattern in the background?

That's all from me. I would love you to join me on the blog-hop and see what the other Art With Heart team members have created. Click on the box below to go to Cathy Proctor's blog - she always does such gorgeous projects!

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If you find a broken link on the blog-hop, you will also find a complete list of participants and links on Cathy's post.

Enjoy exploring the Flirty Flamingo creations! See you soon, with ink on your fingers.

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

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Catherine Proctor

Kathryn, I too love that Memories & More card front you have used on your second card. Your cards might be simple but they are wonderful! Thanks for the tip to run around the groove in the die-cut with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write marker - it looks fabulous!

Tina Gillespie

I agree - the trees on the M&M card are fantastic. They really don't need much more to embellish them. I'm sure that you'll find a beautiful way to rescue your other card.

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn, I love your coordination of Flirty Flamingo with the M&M cards. The simplicity of the 2nd card with the label on the tree background and ribbon is delightful. The outline on the label looks great. Xxx

Rachel Woollard

Great use of the beautiful M and M cards. I think you are very brave and clever to draw around the greeting panel, it looks amazing

Theresa Gerrard

Oh I do like the addition of the colour to the sentiment edge. Looks great Kathryn. I really love the second card with the colourful trees.

Kate Morgan

The M&M cards certainly make creating easy. Those colourful trees on the patterned paper really makes that card pop. The marker around the die is a great addition.


I'm sorry, but I had to laugh at your description of your first card being a disaster ... we've all been there! You'll salvage it, I'm sure (unlike mine, that get thrown in the bin, LOL). Yes, that tree paper is just gorgeous ... and the ribbon and marker details are beautiful additions, to make an eye-catching card.

Rachel Palmieri

Both Christmas cards are beautiful, love the greens in the second one. The first probably just needs something die cut and placed to the right of the label - like a tree, santa?

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