Stampin' Up! Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some side views to show how it folds up.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.

Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.

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The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.

  1.  Caroline Manwaring
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Monika O'Neill
  4.  Sharon Davern
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Andrea Roberts
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Claire Daly  (you are here!)
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. Kimberly Hern
  12. Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.

Have a happy week,

Claire

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 17 with Quilted Christmas

Hello there. Time to get back into the swing of Heart of Christmas where the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls bring you Christmas inspiration each week. I was away visiting family in Perth for the last couple of weeks. This week we are up to week 17. 

I'm loving creating these handmade cards and am looking forward to a relaxing weekend in late November where I will sit with a cuppa and write in these cards, rather than running around like crazy trying to make a heap of rushed cards in one weekend (me last year!).

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Today I have been playing with the Quilted Christmas product suite. I'm not a quilter, but I do love this suite of products. I particularly love the colour combination in the 6x6 Designer Series Paper Pad: Garden Green, Real Red, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Lemon Lime Twist. Very fresh and a little different for Christmas.

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Here's the cards I have come up with for today.

 

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I love the little triangles as trees. So simple, and there are lots of options for stars with the enamel shapes available in each colour range, as well as metallic.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

On this card I have also used one of the Stitched Shape Framelits which are part of this product suite. The best way to adhere these is either with Tombow Multipurpose Glue, or even a hot glue gun . You can also see the Quilt Top Embossing Folder from the product suite in this card. I really love how it adds to the quilt theme.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's another sample using a couple more of the stamps from the Christmas Quilt stamp set. You can also see another of the Stitched Felt Shapes and the coordinating Quilted Christmas ribbon, plus one of the gold foil snowflakes.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Now it's time to see what the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team have created for week 17 Heart of Christmas.

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Ros Davidson

Sharon Davern

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have an awesome week!

Claire

 

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Heart of Christmas Week 15, with Hearts Come Home stamp set and Eastern Elegance designer paper.

Hello friends. Time for this weeks Heart of Christmas.

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Today I have gone for a nice bright card for you using the Eastern Elegance Designer Series paper with Berry Burst cardstock.

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I have used the lovely Hearts Come Home stamp set for my greeting, with the house stamped in Lemon Lime twist and the greeting in Dapper Denim. I've popped a Dapper Denim enamel heart on the greeting circle, and placed that onto a sunburst punched shape in Tranquil Tide to tie in the colours in the patterned paper. 

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I have also used half of one of the silver foil snowflakes from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I'm travelling to visit family this week, so Tina Gillespie, one of my Art with Heart team members is hosting the list of the girls who have posted Christmas inspiration today. So hop over to Tina's blog and check them out!

Have a great week, and pop back in during the week as I have some more creations to share.

Claire

 


Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team August Blog Hop: Holiday Catalogue Inspiration

16387394_10154010975516735_4953759083653002070_nTonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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I wanted to show you some ways I have used the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More pocket scrapbook card pack from the Holiday Catalogue. This is a pack of 72 double sided pocket scrapbook cards (52 3x4" and 20 6x4"). The pack also includes 2 sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlay cards, all for just $17.50. The colours are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, kraft, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Whisper White. 

First up, I have used them in some traditional pocket scrapbooking, The sticker sheets are great for adding extra embellishment to photos (I love using words especially) and the colours are great for Christmas photos.

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You can also use the cards in 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts, either as journaling cards, or also as embellishments by cutting up the bits you need. I have used a card for the title, journaling and also the Lemon Lime Twist patterned circle top right on this layout. I've also used some of the beautiful Merry Music Designer Series Paper.

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Finally, I have used one of the 3x4 cards on a Christmas card. I really liked this card with the multicolour baubles and it was easy to coordinate the cardstock and embellishment colours. 

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I've also used a couple of other Holiday Catalogue products on this card, including the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Embellishments.

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Now it's time to visit my lovely team member Ros Davidson to see the fabulous Holiday Catalogue creations she has put together for us.

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The blog hop goes full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just pick up using the list below.

  1. Alisha Watson
    2. Claire Daly
    3. Ros Davidson
    4. Judy May
    5. Monika O'Neill
    6. Rebecca Jacovou
    7. Rachel Palmieri
    8. Kate Morgan 
    9. Caroline Manwaring
    10. Catherine Proctor
    11. Tina Gillespie
    12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
    13. Rachel Woollard
    14. Sharon Davern
    15. Kimberly Hern

 

Thanks for following our team blog hop today. See you back here again soon,

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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