Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 12 and another Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello lovely friends, Wednesday again so it's Heart of Christmas day for the Art with Heart team. We are now up to week 12.

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Today I am showcasing some beautiful new papers in the upcoming Holiday catalogue: The Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, and the Champagne Foil sheets.

Year of cheer 1

 

These papers are a bit hard to photograph, but they have beautiful lux foiled designs in gold, copper, silver and champagne. I have teamed them with Fresh Fig and Whisper White cardstock and a reindeer from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits. My embellishments are the Fresh Fig ribbon, copper metallic thread and Itty Bitty Bows. I didn't think this card needed a greeting on the front, as I wanted the beautiful papers to shine (excuse the pun!) on their own.

Year of Cheer 2

 

Lets jump over and see what my Art with Heart team girls have created today shall we?

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Kate Morgan

Andrea Roberts

Ros Davidson

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

Monika O'Neil

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

 

I hope you found today's shares inspiring and that there are some ideas to inspire you towards more progress on your Christmas cards this week.

See you back here later in the week.

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.

TAMS Color Swirly Bird Christmas

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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 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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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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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.

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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).

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

Claire