Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Today some of my fabulous Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

I chose some gift wrapping options as my projects for this blog hop. First up I have some cute gift tags I made using the 2" x 2" cards in Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit (on special, along with the matching card kit until 11.50pm AEST Monday November 28th this week for 30% off). I love the colours in these and can't wait to see how great they looked on my Christmas gifts under the tree. To make these, I just cut pieces of  cardstock 6cm x 12cm and scored in the centre. Easy peasy!

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

The stars and the tree embellishments are included in the accessory pack. I just coloured the tree with a Bronze Sharpie for some added interest (bit obsessed with the copper look this year).

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Next up I have a small quick and easy gift idea which fits 3 Lindt chocolate balls in perfectly. These little Christmas favors would be great for the Christmas table, co-workers, social group members and more. You can buy the clear boxes in packs of 16 for just $13.25 (Item 141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes) so they are very economical. I just cut three pieces of DSP 9.5cm x 4.5cm and scored in half and placed in the base and up the side on 3 sides (leaving the front side open). I then just attached a belly band of coordinating DSP and made a bow using the Bow Builder Punch. 

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat boxes using Bow Builder Punch. Fots 3 Lindt balls. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

My final project is a decorated gift box (I recycled one of the boxes I received charms in at OnStage). I love Poinsettias. They remind me of my grandmother. The Festive Flower punch (10% off in this week's Online Extravaganza sale) has all the bits for this flower (and there's a video showing you how to use it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel). If you want to stamp the leaf and flower veins, the Reason for the Season stamp set is the coordinating set.

Stampin Up Poinsettia bo using Festive Flower Punch. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop
 

 Now it's time to check out some more festive creations. Next on the list is Mary Kelly. Enjoy!

 

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly (you are here)
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

 

 


My 10 favourite Occasions 2017 Catalogue samples from OnStage Live Brisbane

I'm just back from Brisbane OnStage Live where Demonstrator's got the first look at the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This catalogue doesn't start until January 4th, but demonstrator get to see it first. In fact if you join with me from 1st December, you will be able to include all new Occasions catalogue goodies in your starter kit and not have to wait until January. Let me know if you are interested and I can help you select your starter kit. You can also put your name down to receive this catalogue and the 2017 Saleabration Catalogue in the mail during December, so you are ready place orders in January.

Find more information about joining with me to get these new products in your starter kit in December HERE

Register here  to receive your catalogues in December.

Stampin Up 2017 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue. In Australia? Register to receive your free copies in December or join from December 1st to choose new items in your starter kit. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

While we were in Brisbane, we had an opportunity to watch some amazing and inspiring stamping session using the new products. WOW, they were so good. I took lots of pictures, and here are my top 10 of the projects presented by Stampin' Up! staff.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Happy Celebrations stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and Up and Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Custom Tee stamp set and T-shirt Builder Framlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples. Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Carousel Birthday stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Cool Treats stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

  Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Everyday Tags stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek. Remember you can:

Find more information about joining with me to get these new products in your starter kit in December HERE

Register here  to receive your catalogues in December.

Look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for some OnStage highlights.

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Showcasing Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on Sale

Team Blog Hop Logo 300px wideToday some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! You have come here from Rebecca Jacavou, one of the talented stampers on my team. Blogs are full circle so just keep hopping and there in a full list of participants at the end as well.

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I am featuring the lovely Fruit Stand Designer Series paper. To be honest, this wasn't a paper that immediately caught my eye, but I received a small sample in a team product share and when I was looking for a paper to use for this card set, the bright colours really caught my eye and now I really like and have ordered a whole pack as part of the special so I can use more of it!

My project is a card box which holds four mini cards and envelopes. The box and envelopes are made using our Envelope Punch Board.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box and envelope colour is Cucumber Crush and the card colour Flirty Flamingo which coordinate perfectly with the Fruit Stand DSP. The other colours featured in the DSP are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box holds four mini cards and handmade envelopes. The cards are 3.5" x 3.5" and the envelopes are made using the Envelope Punch Board starting with a piece of 6x6" DSP from the 2015-2016 InColour Paper Stack.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's some quick instructions to make the card box using the Envelope Punch Board.

Start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 8". Stamp on this if you wish. I have stamped some of the smaller images from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink.

Box 1

Place the top left corner at the 3.5" mark on the punch board. Score and punch.

Box 2

Move the top left corner I" to the left (to the 4.5" position) and score and punch again.

Box 3

Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees anticlockwise. You don't need to pay attention to the ruler at the top anymore, just line up each of the score marks and punch and score.

Box 4

Rotate and do this on the other two sides. Using a pair of paper snips, cut sideways on the bottom tabs so they fold inwards, and cut down on the top tabs so they fold downwards as shown.

Box 5

Use a bone folder to crease each of the scored lines, Apply adhesive to the outside of the bottom flap.

Box5a

Fold to close the side flaps over the bottom tab (place your bone folder inside the box and press down on a flat surface to apply pressure for better adhesion). The box closes with the addition of a belly band.

Box 6

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next up on our blog hop is my lovely team member Rachel Woollard in Ringwood East. Rachel is one of my leaders with a growing team and is super creative with her classes and teaching. If you are looking for classes or a great demonstrator to join under, Rachel would be perfect.

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If you get lost along the way or find any broken links, here is the list of participants.

1. Judy May
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Kate Morgan 
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly (you are here)
10. Rachel Woollard

Enjoy hopping with the Art With Heart Team girls today. We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly team. Hobby and business demonstrators are both welcome. We are all about fun, friendship and support.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique DSP Birthday Butterfly Card and Decorated Gift Bag

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Love the classic Navy and White colour combo in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! (on sale this month). It looks great with a pop of bright colour, but also suits a more subtle colour combination like I have used on today's birthday card.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's been a while since I have pulled out my Elegant Butterfly punch, and I was reminded how simple it is to create a card using it. The Floral Boutique product suite also includes matching Washi tape, which makes coordinating the elements on this card an absolute breeze.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to decorate one of our Petite Cafe bags. These kraft bags (on page 176 in the 2016 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue) come in packs of 10 for just $10.50. They are lined and food safe too. Perfect to package biscuits or any type of yummy treat :)

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's lots if fun to embellish these bags with trims and clips and stamping. You can view all of the products I have used in the links at the end of the post.

 

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is, the Floral Boutique DSP is on special this month. You can get a free pack of our standard DSP packs (12 sheets of double sided 12x12) when you buy 3. View the special online HERE.

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Here is a closer look at some of the beautiful products in the Floral Boutique product suite from Stampin' Up!. Here is the DSP (you get twelve sheets, two of each design shown).

Floral Boutique DSP Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases.

Floral Phrases stamp set by Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.comThe coordinating Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.

Floral Boutique Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Available in my oline store www.clairedaly,typepad.com

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous Monday!

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

Hello lovelies. Feeling festive? I was yesterday while Iwas playing with this fabulous new bundle in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. It's called Bright and Beautiful, and it's been released a month earlier than the catalogue at a special 15% off bundle price. It will be in the holiday catalogue but you wont be able to get it at the discounted bundle price.

Here is my Christmas card and star bauble / decoration I was able to make with this bundle. 

Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

I have stamped the star image in Cherry Cobbler onto Typeset DSP for the layers. The centre layer is gold embossing on crumb cake. I also twirled some linen thread in there for some extra texture.

Brght and beautiful cherry cobbler close up.

For the star decoration, I attached this to some cardstock to make it firmer. To make these star decorations, you just need two of the largest stars. Then score the centre of each point through to the opposite indented 'v' point. Do this with all 5 points on each side. Then fold the scores on the points outwards and the valleys inwards. Finally join both stars together with Fast Fuse.

If you love this bundle, grab it for 15% off before the special ends on August 31st (you will be able to buy the stamp set and star framelits individually after that date). Just click on the product links below under the signature.

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There are other bundles available at 15% off too, as part of the Big Shot Free Bundle promotion. You can either buy the bundles at 15% during August, or get one FREE when you purchase a BigShot.

View the Bigshot Promotion products (including the bright and beautiful bundle) in the online store.

Have a happy day and see you back here soon,

Claire

Stampin' Up! Products Used Today


CASEing the Catty Stampin' Up! Challenges

I'm excited to have another opportunity to share my Stampin' Up! creative projects as part of the design team for an all new challenge blog, called CASEing the Catty. I love the idea behind the challenges by the lovely Bron Eastley. The challenges are 100% Stampin' Up! and you can view the individual products used in each product in links to my online Stampin' Up! store at the end of each post. The idea of the challenge is to encourage you to case a project from a category in the 2014 Stampin'  Up! Catalogue. It;s a fabulous challenge blog so I hope you will play along. This week it was Gifts and Packaging.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I chose to CASE the gift box pictured top left on page 14 of the 2014 Australian Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I liked the use of the doily and belly band, which could be customised for so many different types of projects. The base box for the project is the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes where you get 8 pre-cut and scored boxes with acetate sleeves, for just $11.95. Embellishing your own gift boxes gives extra WOW to your gifts, and lets your personality shine through to the recipient. It's a great way to use up paper and embellishment left overs and it's easy to make your gifts look SO pretty!

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I chose to embellish the gift box using one of my favourite sheets from the All Abloom DSP paper stack, with lots of great colours in it including Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight. I also clear embossed a similar image fr0m I Like You Hostess Set on the box for some subtle decoration.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

For my actual embellishment, I added some contrasting Strawberry Slush paper from In Colour paper stack, along with some Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Gold bakers twine, Gold Sequin Trim, a butterfly and a greeting. You can view all the products I used in my online Stampin' Up! store, just click on the links below.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com
I hope you enjoyed today's project share. Make sure you head over to the CASEing the Catty blog and check out the other projects from the talented design team, and submit your own project. I love pretty gift packaging and I'd really like to do more projects like this to share with you, so watch this space. 

Have a fabulous week.

Claire

Stampin' Up! Projects Used in this Project

 


Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias, Sweet Sorbet and Tag Topper Punches

I love how this card turned out. This years Saleabration Designer Series paper pack some delightful floral sheets and this together with some on trend Gold were the inspiration for today's card.

Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias Tag Punch

I've used our new tag Topper Punches for the tag, and the Dahlia is stamped in Crisp Canteloupe with some Dazzling Diamonds added in parts by using a Two Way Glue Pen. Here's a closer look at the flower.

Tag topper regarding dahlias close up

I'm loving the gold trend right now! There are some delicious new gold embellishments in the Stampin' Up! Occasions seasonal catalogue which has just gone live. I've used:

The Tag Topper Punches are awesome! they come in two different designs shown below.

Tag Punch Scalloped        Tag punch angled

 

Current Stampin' Up! Offers

  • Choose one of 13 free gifts when you spend $90  in my online Stampin' Up! store or by phone/email between today and March 31st.
  • Get $20 extra free products when you join up as a demonstrator (even just for yourself). That's $255 worth of whatever you choose for just $169. You can join online instantly too! Offer valid until March 31st.
  • Get $50 extra hostess benefits with a $500 order, group order or party total. Email or call me today to book your party or arrange on online, Facebook party with your friends. Offer valid until March 31st.
  • Join a Stampin' Up! by mail hostess club and get 3 free projects from me a month, as well as a minimum of $50 free goodies the month you are hostess. Taking names for the next club starting March. Great for cardmakers or Scrapbookers.
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Thanks for spending some time on my blog today. I'll see you back here again soon,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Australia: The Envelope Punch Board

I'm not usually a gadget girl, but I have had lots of fun playing with the Envelope Punch Board! This has just been released for sale today to Stampin' Up! customers in Australia. Here are some projects I made with it, using the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Australia

It can make all sorts of nifty things, but was primarily designed for creating envelopes in 60 different sizes. Coordinating your patterned paper with your cards looks so cute. Here are a couple of mini gift cards I made. I wanted to keep the cards flat and simple, so they would fit in the gift box I was making.

stampin up gift card envelope punch board soho subway
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The gift box was made using a video by Kellie Gettlefinger I saw on Pinterest (you can check out my collected samples and videos in my Envelope Punch Board PinBoard on Pinterest) .

Soho Subway DSP

Envelop Punch Board Box Stampin Up

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My final project was a file folder card with the Envelope Punch Board, using the instructions in the video by Patty Bennet. I found this simple to do and will be making lots of these I think! I also added a matching envelope. I love how you can make the envelopes so easily for so many different sizes of cards. Just love that grungy vintage Soho Subway DSP too!

File folder card envelope punch board stampin up

 

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AS you can see the Envelope Punch Board is makes much more than just envelopes! There are lots more project ideas on my Pinterest Board for this tool. It's available for purchase and posted to anywhere in Australia for just $31.95 plus $5.95 postage and handling. You can either  buy it in my online Stampin' Up! store, or order it by email.

Envelope punch bord
If you love the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, that is available for purchase in a pack of 12 double sided 12x12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs). You can order here in the online store, or again by email.

Soho Subway DSP stampin up

I hope you enjoyed todays projects, See you back here again soon for some more more creative fun.

Claire

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