Heart of Christmas Week 1 - Christmas creations brought to you by the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team, Australia


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Thursday is going to be Christmas card day, from today until the end of November. The Art With Heart Team girls and I had so much fun creating cards for our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hop last year, that we are back again for another year with weekly card inspiration.

Tonight I am sharing a sneak peek of some of the beautiful products in the new Holiday Catalogue, starting September 5th. Everyone loves a Reindeer right? 

Dashing Deer Bundle 2018 Christmas Card Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne AustraliaThis lovely reindeer from the Dashing Deer bundle jumped (excuse the pun) right out at me when I saw the catalogue. I loved the colour and richness of the All is Bright Designer paper, and the design of the new Swirls and Curls embossing folder. It was fun to tie and fray the various threads for the top embellishment too.

Dashing Deer Bundle 2018 Christmas Card Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to see what lovely creations the other lovely Art With Heart Team girls have made this week. Many off these ladies offer classes usin Stampin' Up! products, so be sure to check in with them. If you don't have a regular demonstrator, make sure you ask them or me for a 2018 Holiday Catalogue as well.

Tina Gillespie (Adelaide South - does classes)

Sue Madex (Avondale Heights, VIC - does classes)

Ros Davidson (Skye, VIC - does classes)

Caroline Manwaring (Cootamundra, NSW - does classes)

Judy May (Canterbury, VIC - does classes)

Rachel Woollard (Ringwood East, VIC - does classes)

Catherine Proctor (Northern Beaches, NSW)

Sharon Davern (Donvale, VIC)

Theresa Gerrard (Melbourne South East)

Rebecca Jacavou (Melbourne East)

 

Thanks for stopping by this week. The team is super excited to be bringing back Heart of Christmas again for 2018, so hope you will drop by again each week.

Have a happy day,

Claire

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(I haven't featured a supply list today, as these products are a preview from the Holiday Catalogue and will be available September 5th).

 


Week 11 AWH Stampin' Up! Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Cherry Cobbler

Welcome to another week of Colour Creations from the Art With Heart team. This week we are playing with Cherry Cobbler, which is a perfect reason to start my 2018 Christmas cards as well.

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I have used the lovely Blended Seasons bundle again. I'm SO sad I only get to show you this in August, because I totally love it!  It's so perfect for colouring and very versatile for different cards. I love the Framelit shapes too, and that super cool double stitching feature which leaves stitching on the negative piece as well.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia.

I had actually meant to pop a metallic pearl or red rhinestone either end of the greeting, but realised while editing that I forgot - oops! What you might be able to see is some of the new Merry Merlot glimmer paper which is coming up in the Holiday Catalogue - love! For the colouring on this one, I have used Blender Pens and the ink from the inside lid of my Classic Ink Pads in Call Me Clover, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.

I have also used the Sheet Music background stamp in a super haphazard way on the background. To do that:

  1. Ink up your background stamp and lay it inked side up
  2. Press your card front down onto the stamp in various sections, including turning the card on angles and leaving parts out

Stampin Up Blended Seasons 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like today's card. Don't forget you only have until the end of August to get your hands on the Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched Seasons Framelits. Check out the links at the end of the post. 

Now it's time to head back to the blog of my lovely team member Catherine Proctor, so you can see the other Cherry Cobbler creations from the Art With Heart Team ladies.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous week.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peeks & Alaska Incentive Trip Part 2

Back today to wrap up my recap of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Alaska Incentive Trip.

First up, I wanted to share some of the fabulous things which were on display in Stampers Base Camp. These were all completely new samples and products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, which was launched on the trip. The Holiday catalogue products will be available to purchase from September 5th. I'll be sending out copies to my regular customers (and any new customers who place orders with me this month) during August. If you are completely new to Stampin' Up! or your demonstrator is no longer active, you can request a copy from me on my catalogue sign up page.

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I love all the beautiful samples we saw on the ship. This is only a small portion of them, but as you can see there is lots of tradition, and traditional colour this year. Let's have a look at some of my favourite samples (these samples were prepared by the Stampin' Up! artists).

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There were also reindeers, and Poinsettias ...

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Lots of great sets for colouring this year too.

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Then were elves!

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Also beautiful bundles for layering. As the trip was global, we had samples with some of the translated greetings as well.

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Then there was this amazing work of art in a tin!

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I really love the kits in this years catalogue too. Here are one of the Christmas card kits, and a tag kit (which comes in a cute tin). These kits would make a great gift.

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Christmas is my favourite time of the year, and I especially love Christmas crafting! I can't wait to get started on creating using these beautiful 2018 Holiday Catalogue products, and sharing these projects with you over the coming months.

Stampin' Up! always spoil us with pillow gifts each night, which is very exciting. We received all sorts of amazing things including Holiday Catalogue product, a scratch off world map, logo rug and logo speaker. My two favourite gifts though were our jacket we received on the first night (great to keep us warm on the cool nights and glacier day), and the logo bag. It was easy to spot the demonstrators t the airports on the way home as we were all carrying our lovely new bag.

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The jacket came in super handy right up near the glacier!

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Then there is the best part of all - the people! The thing I absolutely look forward to the most with each trip is catching up with global Stampin' Up! friends, and making new ones. I had to make a couple of collages here, as there were too many photos I wanted to post.

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Before we could blink, the ship had arrived back into Seattle (after a couple of nights of loud fog horns) and it was time to go home. What an amazing experience. I am so grateful to my customers, my team and to work for a company like Stampin' Up!. 

As we flew out of Seattle after saying our goodbyes, I was greeted with two more beautiful sights. First I got a wonderful view of snow capped Mt Rainier, and then the moon rising as the sun set on another great Incentive Trip.

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I hope you have enjoyed the trip recap. I'll be back tomorrow with a creative post. Until then, stay happy.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer for the Art with Heart team last Heart of Christmas post for 2017 HOC #27

Hello. Well we did it, 27 weeks of Christmas inspiration in our very first Heart of Christmas series from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Today is week 27, and our last post of the series.

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This week I am showcasing another super simple reproducible card, that still has some wow factor thanks to the embossing and foiled paper.

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The base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a piece of the beautiful Year of Cheer DSP for the next layer. I have used the Everyday Label punch to cut my greeting. The greeting is from Watercolor Christmas stamp set and it has been embossed in silver. I recommend to stamp and emboss first and then punch it out. The piece of gold foil behind the label is measured 4cm x 4,3cm (or 1 5/8" x 2 11/16"). Then you just need about 27-30cm of Gold Mini Sequin Trim for under the label and three Adhesive Rhinestone Jewels scattered around.

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Now it's time to visit the fabulous Art with Heart team girls.

Rachel Woollard 

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Judy May

Monika O'Niell

 

Thank you for visiting today. Have a fabulous week,

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Stampin' Up! Merry Music Specialty DSP for Art with Heart Team HOC26

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. Today is the second last week of my Art with Heart team girls Heart of Christmas series for 2017. This is week 26.

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It's getting to the point where many people are in need of super quick and easy Christmas cards which can easily be done in a batch, and this week's card definitely fits this criteria. 

2017 Christmas card using peace This Christmas stamp set, Merry Music DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You need three pieces of coordinating DSP. I have used Merry Music Specialty DSP and Merry Little Christmas DSP but you could use any coordinating papers. The base card is 1/2 A$ cardstock cut vertically to make a standard C6 top folding card. The measurements for each piece of DSP are:

  • Left: 1 13/16" wide by 5 5/8" long or 4.6cm x 14.2cm
  • Top right: 2" wide x 3.5" long or 5.1cm x 8,8cm
  • Bottom right: 2" wide x 2" long; or 5.1cm x 5.1cm

2017 Christmas card using peace This Christmas stamp set, Merry Music DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The centre circle is 2.5" diameter and the stamped greeting is rom one of the Christmas sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, Peace This Christmas. I have used a variety of embellishments around the greetings including Metallic Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Shapes and Adhesive Rhinestone Jewels. For the Silver Mini Sequin Trim, you need about 30-35cm under each circle.

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Now it's time to see what the lovely Art with Heart Team girls have been up to.

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Monika O'Niell

Judy May

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week.

Claire