Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 5

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Yeah! It's Wednesday. I am loving doing these Wednesday Christmas inspiration posts with my lovely Art With Heart team girls. It's not even July yet and I already have a nice collection of Christmas cards coming along.

Today I am using a new Christmas set called Merry Mistletoe from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Merry Mistletoe 2017 Christmas card with Coffee Break DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The Designer Series Paper I have used is called Coffee Break, which is part of a great coffee themed suite of products new this year. I love the warm colours. I have also used a piece of the Wood Texture paper stack, and for texture I have added some new Copper Trim and a star from the Hearts and Stars Elements

Stampin Up Merry Mistletoe 2017 Christmas card with Coffee Break DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at the Merry Mistletoe stamp set I have used in this card. You can follow the links at the end of my post to find out more about each individual product I have used today.

Merry Mistletoe

I like the warm earthy colours in this Designer Series paper, and Crumb Cake is a great base for these colours.

TAMS Color Builder (11)

We have lots of the Art With Heart girls playing along again this week. I hope you will visit each of them and be inspired!

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Andrea Roberts

Judy May

Monika O'Neil

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again soon,

Claire

 

Product List


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!

Your Priceless
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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Stampin' Up! New 2017 Eastern Palace Bundle Thank you Card

Today I have a card for you using one of the product suites which have been released early from the new Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue. You can buy a bundle with these products and a free gift plus 10 free tutorials, during May only. The bundle also includes 3 new Stampin' Up! In Colour stamp pads.

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue Eastern Palace bundle card (bundles with free items and tutorials available May only). Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This card shows off three of the new In Colour stamp pads, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.You will love all the great products in the bundles (the tassels and gold vinyl stickers are GORGEOUS) and you only get the bundle pricing and free gifts and 10 free tutorials if you purchase the bundle in May. Here's a look at what you get in each of the bundles.

Browse the Eastern Palace Bundles in my Online Stampin' Up! Store 24/7.

Don't forget to use the May Monthly Hostess Code if you are shopping online. 4MREMTC9

Premier Bundle:

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue Eastern Palace bundle  (bundles with free items and tutorials available May only). Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Starter Bundle:

  Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue Eastern Palace bundle (bundles with free items and tutorials available May only). Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You will love the 10 free tutorials by myself and 3 other lovely ladies in the Art With Heart team (these will be emailed to you after the purchase of either of the bundles).

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue Eastern Palace bundles. Available May only with free gift and 10 free tutorials.  Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

What's Happening in May:

Enrolments now open for my Marker Club and Stamp at Home clubs - get extra products and monthly tutorials, all from the comfort of your own home. Be quick to sign up.

Retiring products still available until sold out - some discounted up to 50%

New annual catalogue coming in the second half of May. Anyone who purchases $50 product from me this month will automatically have one sent out (unless you are already on the list).

May Hostes Code

Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Thinlits and Beautiful You 2017 Mothers Day Card

Today I'm blogging a layered mothers day card I made for 2017, using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (loved the copper foiling in this paper) - This product is retiring, but still available until sold out in the retiring products section of my Stampin' Up! Online Store. I have used the paper piecing technique for the dress, and a block pattern on a later of Crumb Cake cardstock as the second layer on the card. See the links at the end of the post for the remaining products I have used (the greeting is from Oh So Succulent stamp set).

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

What's Happening in May:

Enrolments now open for my Marker Club and Stamp at Home clubs - get extra products and monthly tutorials, all from the comfort of your own home. Be quick to sign up.

Retiring products still available until sold out - some discounted up to 50%

New annual catalogue coming in the second half of May. Anyone who purchases $50 product from me this month will automatically have one sent out (unless you are already on the list).

New release Eastern Palace bundles available NOW (including 3 new ink pads and free gifts / tutorial with bundle).

 

Thanks for stopping by today. You can find all the products I have used in today's card by using the links below my signature (te Affectionately Yours Paper Pack wasn't showing, but as of today is definitely still available in the online store HERE) . Have a great day.

Claire

Product List 

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$49.00
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
$54.00
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
$14.00
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
$14.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$50.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set
$36.50

Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do: April Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.

Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Claire

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1. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O'Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts