Hello lovely friends, Wednesday again so it's Heart of Christmas day for the Art with Heart team. We are now up to week 12.
Today I am showcasing some beautiful new papers in the upcoming Holiday catalogue: The Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, and the Champagne Foil sheets.
These papers are a bit hard to photograph, but they have beautiful lux foiled designs in gold, copper, silver and champagne. I have teamed them with Fresh Fig and Whisper White cardstock and a reindeer from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits. My embellishments are the Fresh Fig ribbon, copper metallic thread and Itty Bitty Bows. I didn't think this card needed a greeting on the front, as I wanted the beautiful papers to shine (excuse the pun!) on their own.
Lets jump over and see what my Art with Heart team girls have created today shall we?
For this week's Heart of Christmas we have a sneak peek from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue which commences in just 3 weeks! I sat down with this stamp set called Every Good Wish, and planned to make just one card, but it was so fun to play with I ended up making 6, so I am making great progress on my 2017 Christmas cards.
This is a stand alone stamp set (i.e. doesn't have a stamp set and Thinlits set which match), and perfect for multiple cards. I did some single layer cards, and also some a bit more embellished like these ones in Sweet Sugarplum.
For this first card, it's just some very simple stamping in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive, and some silver embellishments in the way of Rhinestone Jewels (the smallest ones are perfect for the berries), silver metallic edged ribbon (LOVE this ribbon and it also comes in very vanilla with gold edging which is just as beautiful!) and the silver metallic thread.
For my second card, I stamped the image in Sweet Sugarplum, but the Holly in Smoky Slate this time. For my embellishments I have used some of the Merry Music patterned paper in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue, some of the silver edged ribbon, rhinestone jewels and silver metallic thread again. I have used some Soft Sky cardstock to mat my image and to cut some snowflake embellishments using the Colourful Seasons Thinlits.
Now it's time to see what the lovely Art with Heart girls have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week.
Don't forget you can also ask myself or any of these ladies for a copy of the brand new 2017 Holiday Catalogue too.
Are you ready for some Christmas creating? Stampin' Up! have released one of the fabulous bundles from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (request your paper copy of the new catalogue HERE). It's called Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (when you buy the bundle, you get the products at a combined 10% off). Both the stamp set and the bundle are available in wood mount and clear mount.
I love the super large greetings in this stamp set, and the coordinating images and Framelits are perfect for embellishing your Christmas cards. Here's a video, the stamp set and thinlits image, as well as some samples from Stampin' Up!. Read on though as I have some free tutorial and some stamp a stack kits to offer you too!
(Just a reminder to redeem any bonus coupons from July and use the August Hostess Code N32VTJJY to get a free gift in September).
BONUS: Get FREE Tutorials or a cost price Stamp a Stack Kit when you purchase the Carols of Christmas Bundle from me in August.
I've put together four embellished and layered cards (I can't do super basic - you know me!) and I'd love to give you a bonus in August! As detailed last week, the fancy fold card was inspired by a swap card I received from Julie Kettlewell on the Incentive Trip)
When you buy the Carols of Christmas bundle (either wood mount or clear mount) from me (either online, or by phone or email), you can choose either:
FREE set of emailed PDF tutorials for the 4 cards, including pictures, measurements and step by step instructions (these are available to go); or
$10 discount on an 8 card and envelope Christmas Stamp a Stack which includes the above instructions (so 2 each of the 4 designs) with the cardstock, 1/4 pack Be Merry Designer Series Paper, die cut stitched circle and label shapes, metallic enamel shapes, sequin trim and envelopes. This will cost you $18.50 including postage. Small print: Discounted price only available to those people who purchase the bundle from me (or intend to during August) and the kit must be purchased prior to August 10th. It's OK to purchase the kit before the bundle, but it won't be posted to you until the bundle has been purchased (or you pay the additional $10). Products will be ordered 11th August and the kit should be posted bu around the 21st assuming everything runs normally with me receiving the order.
If you would just like to purchase the Stamp a Stack kit without buying the bundle from me, the cost is $28.50 including postage, as these are embellished and layered cards and you are getting lots of product to complete them.
To complete the projects using the kits you will need:
Stampin' Trimmer or trimmer and scorer, paper snips and adhesive including dimensionals
Carols of Christmas bundle and BigShot
Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Crumb Cake Stampin' Markers (or you can use Classic Stampin' Pads and stamp the greetings in one colour)
Use these PayPal buttons to purchase either version of the Carols of Christmas Stamp a Stack Kit. Cut off date is August 15th for kit purchase:
Version 1: $18.50 and I intend to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle from you by 31st August (just purchase the bundle the normal way you would make a purchase). I understand the kit wont be posted until I complete the purchase or upgrade to version 2. Please note the other general and ink supplies you will need besides the bundle.
Version 2: $28.50 just the stamp a stack kit for 8 cards and envelopes (please note the supplies you will need).
Yeah, the demonstrators who attended the 2017 Thailand Incentive Trip are finally able to now share some of the fabulous sneak peeks we got to see when the Holiday catalogue was launched on the trip.
The Holiday Catalogue is my favourite catalogue of the year as just love Christmas and I also love the crafty time leading up to Christmas. I'll be sending this catalogue out to my regular customers early August. If you are new to Stampin' Up!, don't have a demonstrator (or they are no longer active), FILL OUT THIS FORM to give me your address and I will be happy to send one to you too (all demonstrators get to order the catalogues at the same time, so if you have a demonstrator already, please ask them).
While in Thailand we got lots of the new products as pillow gifts, bean bag game prizes or giveaways in the general session. We also got to do some make and takes using the new products and see lots of samples on display. Here are some of the products and our make and takes.
Here's some of the beautiful samples on display.
I'll be back again later with some more sneak peeks!