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.

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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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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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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team's Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 4

The Art with Heart team is back with Week 4 of Heart of Christmas 2017. I hope you are enjoying the inspiration for Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas cards. After running out of time last year, it's great to have already started my 2017 Christmas cards.

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Today I have gone for a very traditional card and colour scheme. I have used Lovely as a Tree again. Did you know this stamp set has been in every Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for the last 16 years? Talk about a classic.

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree and Be Merry Designer Paper. Heart of Christmas by Art with Heart Stampin Up Team Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, which is a new paper in the 2017 Annual Catalogue. The colours are very classic: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I have also added in some Copper foil cardstock and copper embossing, I had a left over copper pinecone embellishment from last years Holiday catalogue, which was a perfect finish for these two cards.

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Now it's tome to see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been up to for Heart of Christmas Week 4.
 

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Ros Davisdson

Monika O'Neil

Andrea Roberts

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous crafty week.

Claire

 

 

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 3

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Oopsy. It's Thursday not Wednesday for Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas 2017 this week. My lovely Art with Heart team girls were all ready for Wednesday, but I have a rough parenting week with kids being awake overnight, and with the long weekend thought yesterday was still Tuesday!! At least I'm human right?

I love how this week's card turned out though. I really like how the new Tranquil Tide comes together with Real Red and Shimmery White. This little reindeer is from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits (page 214 in the Annual Catalogue or click on the link at the bottom of the page). These are super versatile Thinlits for Christmas. The background stamping is rom Lovely as a Tree.

Stampin Up Christmas Card 2017.Santa's Sleigh Thinlits and Lovely as a Tree with Tranquil Tide. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This is definitely a Christmas card you could make multiples of. My advice would be to die cut all the pieces beforehand and make an assembly line. If you ddn't want to use the Incolour felt bows, you could use ribbon or twine to cut down the cost. I wove a little silver metallic thread around mine too. I also wanted to point out the border punch at the top of the card. This is a brand new punch and actually has two different edges: a small scallop and the lace edge. I think I'm going to use this a lot!

Stampin Up Christmas Card 2017.Santa's Sleigh Thinlits and Lovely as a Tree with Tranquil Tide. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can link to all the products I have used in today's card by clicking on the links at the very end of my post.

My Art With Heart Team girls have been busy creating inspiration for you this week too (and they even got the day right, lol). Pop over and visit them to see what they have been creating.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Jan Collins

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Monika O'Neil

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you back here next Wednesday (and yes, will even get the day right next week I hope!).

Claire

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