Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 14 with Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack

Hello  crafty friends. It's time for Heart of Christmas Week 14! I hope your Christmas card stash is starting to take shape as much as mine :) This weekly Christmas card blogging commitment has really helped with my motivation. The fabulous new Holiday Catalogue starts selling on Friday 1st September too, so you will be able to get your hands on the fabulous new Christmas products.

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Carrying on from the team blog hop last week, I have had more of a play with the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack. These are multipurpose cards which can be used for pocket style scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking or even made into cards. Last week I used them in scrapbooking and one card, and today I have made 3 more Christmas cards using cards from the pack.

For this card I have used one of the 3x4 cards, with one of the 6x4 overlays (included in the pack). My card base is Tranquil Tide, and the base paper Merry Music Designer Series Paper (also in the Holiday Catalogue).

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Extra embellishments added to the card were some glimmer paper, some adhesive Rhinestone jewels and the beautiful 7/8" striped ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue.

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For this card I have just used one of the black and white 3x4" cards, and teamed it with some Merry Music Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst cardstock. My embellishments this time are coordinating Berry Burst ribbon (from the Annual Catalogue), silver mini sequin trim, silver metallic thread and one of the new Year of Cheer embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue.

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For my last card I have used another of the 3x4" cards, and used some of the cardstock stickers with Rhinestone jewels as the embellishment. My base cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and the Olive Olive paper is from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper stack. At the base of the card I have embellished with a cardstock strip cut using the Decorative Ribbon border punch.

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Now it's time to see what some of the other Art with Heart team girls are up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neill

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for checking out our Heart of Christmas posts this week.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Beautiful You and Lemon Lime Twist with Embossing Paste

It was a grey drizzly day in Melbourne today (it's late winter here), so I needed a bright card to show you. 

I think this one works! I find myself coming back often to use this happy image from the Beautiful You stamp set. It's applicable to so many different cards  I think, but especially congratulations cards.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination is Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point. I added some texture to the Lemon Lime Twist layer by using some embossing paste coloured with Lemon Lime Twist re-inker, and then used the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My image is coloured using the watercolour pencils. I used a greeting for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which fits beautifully in the Classic Label Punch. 

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you liked today's card! You can find links to all the products I have used below.

 

Late August Reminders:

August Hostess Code: If you place orders via my Online Stampin' Up! store, don't forget to use the Hostess Code to earn free gifts the next month. Here's the August code.

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The Clearance Rack has recently been updated! Here you will find retired products (but still completely new and unused) for up to 60% off their original price. Shop the Clearance Rack HERE.

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Don't forget to use your Bonus Coupons!  If you earned bonus coupons in July, you only have until the end of August to use them, so don't forget!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week and I hope you get a chance to pop back in during the week as I share some more projects.

Warm regards,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you are doing any shopping with me this month, don't forget to use the August Hostess Code, to get some sample packs of Holiday Catalogue products in the mail in mid September.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

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If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 8

Hello lovelies. We are now up to week 8 of Heart of Christmas bought to you by the Stampin' Up! Art with Heart team! I hope you are enjoying playing along and you are getting some great ideas for your 2017 Christmas cards.

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My family have just returned home from the Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip which was so fun! I hope to do some posts over the coming week about that. Even though it wasn't so far to travel this year, I'm struggling a bit getting my act together after the overnight trip home. Both my own and the kids sleep routine is still a bit messed up so no lot a lot s getting done since we arrived home a couple of days ago.

Given that,  I hope you don't mind if I cheat a little this week by posting a card that uses a current stamp set and bundle and was my most pinned Christmas card of last year. I love this card because if it is super simple to do a batch of. 

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You could also use any patterned paper you have and just pick up two contrasting colours on it to use with the Swirly Birds bundle and the enamel shapes. Later in the week I will post a new version of this card using a current paper so you can see how easy it is to adapt.

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Of course the Art with Heart team girls have been super busy coming up with new  2017 Christmas card inspiration for you. Please pay them a visit and see what they have been creating.

Sharon Davern  

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Kathryn Manglesdorf

Monika O'Neil

 

You can view all the products I have used today in the links at the end of the post, These are all available in my online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the hostess code below, you will qualify for a free gift to be sent out in mid August. Gifts include stamps, embossing folders, embellishments etc. and change each month. 

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Bonus Day's are also happening this month, so make your order a multiple of $90 before postage and you will receive 1 or more emailed coupons to use in August  (you get one coupon for each $90 you spend). Just order like normal and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order.

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If you have a big order, you might like to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit Special this month and save 50%. For just $169, you get $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, plus a FREE box of catalogues and FREE postage. It's an awesome deal - contact me for more information.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you back here again soon. Did you know you can Subscribe to my posts so you never miss a post? Just use the subscribe box in the right hand sidebar.

Have a happy day,


Claire
 

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Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 7

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It's time for another Heart of Christmas 2017 inspiration posts from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. We are already up to week 7 of 27.  I am currently in Thailand on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip, where we will be getting our first peek of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which is very exciting. Soon I will have a bunch of brand new Christmas products to show you.

In the meantime, I'm having lots of fun playing with the Christmas items in the 2017 Annual Catalogue. Today I have used the At Home with You stamp set.  I had so much fun giving this card a vintage look, and playing with the new Boxwood Wreath embellishments.

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Love how my background turned out. I think it looks like old weathered bricks. Here's what I did to achieve this look:

  • I started with the brick mask in the Party Pattern Decorative Masks and a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • For the mixture I used 2 drops of Sahara Sand ink in about 1 teaspoon of paste. I deliberately didn't go all the edges as I wanted a distressed look .
  • Once the embossing past was dry, I used a sponge and sponged over the embossing paste and the cardstock.

To add a bit more interest, I stamped the wreath from At Home with You underneath my greeting. The greeting is from Merry Mistletoe and is stamped in Fresh Fig, to match the base card layer and ribbon. This greeting is the fit for the new Pretty Label punch.

How cute are these little Boxwood Wreaths? They add such great texture. These would need to be delivered by hand or in a parcel though as they are quite bulky. Love them so much though! 


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Now it's time to see what the Art with Heart girls have been up to this week. I've only been able to link to a few of the team this week (there are more participating) as I scheduled my post before I left for Thailand and struggled to update due to wifi issues. Look for our Heart of Christmas logo on social media though! Back to normal programming next week!

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Andrea Roberts

 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire

 

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