Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 9

Today we are up to week 9 of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up!'s team Heart of Christmas blog promotion for 2017. 

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Today I have a fancy fold card for you, that sits up nicely to display, but also folds into a C6 envelope for posting. I received a version of this as a swap  card from Julie Kettlewell (UK Demonstrator) and I couldn't wait to get back to my craft desk to try it out.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas 2017 Holiday Catalogue card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Mebourne Australia.

It's a super cute design and is great for showing off the large greetings in Carols of Christmas. This stamp set is being released a month early for customers (along with coordinating Thinlits dies which I have also used here). You can purchase either the stamp set or Thinlits separately, or combine them in a bundle. I'll be posting more information about that promotion next Tuesday.

The great thing about this card is that it can be folded and popped into a standard C6 envelope. 

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas 2017 Holiday Catalogue card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Mebourne Australia.


Here's another view of the card that shows the base of the centre decorated piece. The patterned paper I have used today is the Be Merry Designer Series Paper from the annual catalogue. There are also lots of beautiful new Christmas papers coming in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which I'll be sending out early August. If you are in Australia, and don't already have a demonstrator (or your demonstrator is no longer active), just click on the 'FREE CATALOGUE link (far right on the top line of the navigation links above my blog banner) and fill in the details to receive YOUR free paper copy in the mail in August.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas 2017 Holiday Catalogue card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Mebourne Australia.

You can either write your greeting on the inside side panels (which I have intentionally left blank) or the reverse of the card. I think this would be a lovely card to display for the lucky recipient at Christmas.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas 2017 Holiday Catalogue card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Mebourne Australia.

Now it's time to visit the blogs of my lovely Art with Heart team girls, to see what they have created for you this week. Enjoy! Don't forget to ask these girls for a holiday catalogue or information about classes too.

Kate Morgan

Christine Blain

Caroline Manwaring

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor 

Monika O'Neil

Judy May

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to request a Holiday Catalogue for FREE using the link in the top navigation bar. Until next time,

Claire 

 


Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2017

Hello there my crafty friends. 

You will recall that last Wednesday when I posted my Heart of Christmas week 8 card, I promised to come back and show you another version of the card updated with 2017 colours. Here it is!

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This was a super quick card to whip up, and as I mentioned last week you can use any patterned paper and just coordinate colours with it. I have used Fig Tree from the 2017-19 InColour paper Stack. Neither the paper or the Swirly Bird bundle are Christmas specific products, but I think this card works well for Christmas still. (the greeting is from Oh, What Fun in the Annual Catalogue). Here's a closer look at the silver bits I added, and the Soft Sky watercolour wash.

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Here's the colours I have used.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I have lots more to show you this week. I will be sharing some favourite swaps from the Incentive Trip, we have our weekly Heart of Christmas project and monthly Art With Heart blog hop. Also from Friday I can start showing you some of the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue products! Exciting!

Until next time, be happy.

Claire

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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

 

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Have a happy day,


Claire
 

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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.

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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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