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.

HOC 7 At Home with You

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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Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 6

Hello lovely friends, time for some more 2017 Christmas card inspiration from the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.

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This week I have used Merry Mistletoe from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue again, but in a completely different way. It's a very versatile set and I love the greetings in it. I have used the Stampin' Write Markers (in Fresh Fig and Old Olive) direct to rubber technique for my coloured image.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To make the background squares, I have used:

  • 4 squares of Berry Burst cardstock 1.5" x 1.5" and they have been embossed using the Garden Trellis embossing folder and then 2 of the corners punched with a corner rounder.
  • These were then attached to 4 squares on 1 5/8" which also had two corners rounded.
  • They were then arranged allowing 1/4" between each piece (I used a ruler and pencil to mark the centre spot and then arranged them around that).

The circle piece over the top is a 2.5" circle (which has one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers attached (love these - see all products in the links below my signature). The stamped circle is 1 3/4".

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Fresh fig and Berry Burst work so well together don't you think? I love this colour combination for Christmas cards.

Merry Mistletoe HOC6colour

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Art with Heart team girls have created for your inspiration this week. Here's a list of the girls who are playing along in week 6. We are loving bringing these posts to you each week.

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks again for visiting me today. It makes me happy to know I am inspiring people to create. So good for the soul. Pop back tomorrow for some samples using the new Embossing Paste,

Until then, stay happy,

Claire

 

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Christmas in July for New Demonstrators to Sign Up with Stampin' Up!

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Have you ever wanted to try out what it's like to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in my fun, friendly and supportive Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team community? Now is a great time!

We are looking for new team members from all around Australia and I'd love to have you join our team!

You can join just for yourself to be able to place your own orders at a 20% discount. We have a super fun, caring and supportive team online community, many of whom are hobby demonstrators and who love to share with, swap ideas and support each other; or

You can join to earn some extra cash towards a family holiday, or Christmas or to contribute to the family income from home. I've been doing just that for over 10 years now and it's been the PERFECT way for me to balance earning an income with my family needs. You can just sell through your online store, or you can run classes or parties if you prefer. As a Global Top 100 Demonstrator, I love supporting, sharing and encouraging my lovely team. I run regular training to guide and mentor you and we have specific training and support on blogs, social media, newsletters and more. My leadership stands out because I help YOU to build our own success in a duplicable way, instead of spending all my time building my business. My team and their success is my proudest achievement in Stampin' Up!

Whichever way you choose, you will get a great sign up deal in July, and have until the end of January 2018 (that's over 6 months) to meet your first quarterly sales requirement. The quarterly sales amount is $454 before demonstrator discount and only $372 after demonstrator discount so you will have over 6 months to place those orders (not hard with the yummy Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue coming in September - as a new demonstrator you will get to pre-order the products a whole month earlier in August!

In July, in addition to being able to choose $235 worth of whatever you choose, you get additional gifts to the value of $121.

That means you are getting $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies plus FREE postage and a FREE box of catalogues for just $169. That's more than a 50% discount.

 Here's the extras you get by joining during July:

Recruiting Promotion

Here's what the Carols of Christmas stamp set looks like:

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Ready to Join Now?

It's super quick and easy to join online. Here are the steps:

  1.  go to my online join up page (CLICK HERE)
  2. read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
  3. choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235  (you cant go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals. I'm happy to help with ideas.). The extra free items will automatically be added.
  4. fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.

If you have any problems during the sign up process just Contact Me and I will hep you sort them out.

 

Want to read some more information about becoming a demonstrator and how I can help support you?

Information HERE for hobby demonstrators wanting to save some money.

Information HERE for those wanting to save some money from Stampin' Up!

 

Want me to give you a call to answer some questions? (I'm also happy to answer questions by email)

Just enter your details here and press submit. (Please note I will be unable to make phone calls between 8th and 15th July inclusive but can still answer emails during that time).


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 5

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Yeah! It's Wednesday. I am loving doing these Wednesday Christmas inspiration posts with my lovely Art With Heart team girls. It's not even July yet and I already have a nice collection of Christmas cards coming along.

Today I am using a new Christmas set called Merry Mistletoe from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Merry Mistletoe 2017 Christmas card with Coffee Break DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The Designer Series Paper I have used is called Coffee Break, which is part of a great coffee themed suite of products new this year. I love the warm colours. I have also used a piece of the Wood Texture paper stack, and for texture I have added some new Copper Trim and a star from the Hearts and Stars Elements

Stampin Up Merry Mistletoe 2017 Christmas card with Coffee Break DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at the Merry Mistletoe stamp set I have used in this card. You can follow the links at the end of my post to find out more about each individual product I have used today.

Merry Mistletoe

I like the warm earthy colours in this Designer Series paper, and Crumb Cake is a great base for these colours.

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We have lots of the Art With Heart girls playing along again this week. I hope you will visit each of them and be inspired!

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Andrea Roberts

Judy May

Monika O'Neil

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again soon,

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

 

In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

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I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.

 

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