Christmas in the Heart

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm back with a fun little treat project for the November Get Your Diva On challenge. Teresa's the hostess this month and she's challenging you to Celebrate the Season and get inspired by the gorgeous inspiration photo.  Play along by this Sunday {Nov. 20} and you could be the winner of a $100 gift certificate to Verve!  Woohoo!  All the deadlines and details are on the challenge thread in our SCS forum.  I hope you'll play along... I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

As I was looking through my stash, I ran across some library pockets I ordered from the Scarlet Lime a while back.  They seemed like the perfect size to hold a candy bar, and an idea was born!  I created a background of color using Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick and Brushed Corduroy distress inks, then embossed the Ellis quote from the Christmas in the Air set in gold directly onto the library pocket.  I used a Quickie glue pen to add some adhesive to the rim of the pocket and one corner, then applied some champagne glass glitter for shabby sparkle.

My heart piece is made from a Jotted Heart Die, which I embossed the hanging heart ornament from Bright Spirits onto, then colored with Copics and sponged with Scattered Straw Ink.  I added a little flower from the Bright Spirits set, then accented with a gold pen and some shiny gold pearls.  To make the cherry cobbler mat, I simply traced around the die's plastic alignment tool, then hand cut with scissors.  Then it was simply a matter of adding some vintage lace and tying some gold jingle bells on with gold cording.  I added a mini library clip to the side to make sure the cording didn't slip, then tied a bow on a candy cane and tucked in some Turtles.

I did a little testing at the store and most of the normal sized candy bars fit the pocket with ease, and even some of the larger specialty bars.  I thought these would be great to have on hand for neighbors and friends who show up with home baked goods, since I won't be making any this year with the move and all the other things going on in my life.

As you can see, I was pretty loose with my interpretation of the inspiration photo.  Actually, I was going from memory, and I remembered the tree as being red and gold!  LOL  But the beautiful photo did immediately make me think of the "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air" quote, which inspired the project. 

Okay, that's all from me today.  Hope you have a wonder-filled day!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bright Spirits, Christmas in the Air (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), White, Manila library pocket (Scarlet Lime)
Ink: Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress), Versamark, Copic Markers, gold gel pen
Accessories: Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), jingle bells, gold cord and shiny gold pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), ribbon, mini library clip and champagne glass glitter (SU!), quickie glue pen, dimensionals, Gold Detail Embossing powder (Judikins), candy, vintage lace trim


  1. This is so beautiful Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. What a sweet harhar little gift. It proves thoughtful doesn't have to be big or extravagant.

  3. Beautiful project, and what a fun idea! I just placed an order today... can't wait to get my new goodies: Bright Spirits is so gorgeous!
    Have a fabulous day, Julee!

  4. Gorgeous! Love the hints of color on this cute package! That little heart is really cool... :-)

  5. Loving the colors you've chosen Julee. You always create such beautiful things


  6. So gorgeous. I love the colors. And I don't know how you Divas think of all those little details that make your cards so stunning, but I wish some of it would rub off on me!! ;-)

  7. I giggled at your "testing" as I was wondering if it also included sample testing ;)

    Totally adorable project. Just LOVe that dangling heart and the little bells you added. Sure to bring a smile to the recipient :)

  8. What a great project. Love all the little details. I agree, it would make a great little treat for guests. TFS

  9. Julee, this is beautiful! Love the idea of that little pocket. Your details are amazing, as always ;)


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