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Heart of Christmas - Santa's Delivery

All aboard for this week's Heart of Christmas Blog Hop!


HeaderThe Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team is back again with our weekly Christmas card inspiration.

I have chosen to use the Santa's Delivery bundle today for a cheery Christmas train. The bundle includes the Santa's Delivery stamp set and the Santa's Train Dies.

Santa's Delivery Stampin' Up card (2)

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. This one is is 21cm x 10.5cm to fit in a DL envelope. I used Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz and Mint Macaron ink pads to stamp trees all over the card front to form a forest of pine trees. The trees are from the Trees For Sale stamp set.

Santa's Delivery Stampin' Up card (1)

I cut two train tracks from the Santa's Train Dies in Basic Gray card. I stamped the little puffs of smoke from the steam engine with Balmy Blue Ink and die cut them. Then I stamped the Merry Christmas in Poppy Parade ink and used the foam border die from Basic Borders Die Set to create a bigger smoke puff which I daubed around the edges with Balmy Blue Ink.

Santa's Delivery Stampin' Up card (3)

Santa's Delivery Stampin' Up card (4)

The train engine and carriages were stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends. I used quite a variety of colours including Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Basic Black.

Santa's Delivery Stampin' Up card (6)

I think a train full of Christmas cheer is a lovely idea, I'd love to see Puffing Billy all dressed up for the occasion!

Now it is time to see what the other clever stampers have come up with this week. Click on the box below to be taken to the blog of the very talented Cathy Proctor - I can't wait to see what she has created.

Next Blog ButtonShould you find a broken link on the blog hop, you can find a list of participants and all the links on Tina's blog here.

Enjoy the blog hop and see you again soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)


Product List

Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


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Those stamped trees, and the die cut train tracks - how fabulous! Love all the details on this bright and cheery Christmas card, Kathryn.

Catherine Proctor

Katheryn, your Trees For Sale stamp set stamped background works so well with the Santa Express bundle! I agree that your train full of Christmas cheer is a lovely concept! What a fabulous card for a child!

Tina Gillespie

My son, Alex, would love a train full of Christmas cheer, too! Your train is delightful, and I love the dimension you've achieved with colouring. A very adorable card.

Caroline Manwaring

What a gorgeous card Kathryn! I love your stamped background, such a wonderful backdrop of a Christmas tree forest for that sweet little train.

Andrea Sargent

Oh Kathryn, your card is so cute and fun. I love it. Your stamping of the trees in the background and your colouring of the train all work together to create a gorgeous Christmas card. Xxx

Kate Morgan

Oh, I love your adorable, colourful train on its tracks heading through the pine forest, Kathryn. Very clever way to create your sentiment cloud too!

Theresa Gerrard

I agree a train full of Christmas cheer is a lovely idea. What a fabulous happy card and wow so many different Stampin Blends!

Rosa Leyden

What an adorable card Kathryn! Loving the puff of smoke with the stamped sentiment using the border die. This travelling train scene looks terrific.

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