Stampin' Up! Beachy Little Christmas for Heart of Christmas 22

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Hello my lovely stamping friends, It's warming up in Melbourne, so this week for The Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas number 22, we have a summer themed Christmas card using Beachy Little Christmas. I love the little beach shacks (bathing boxes) in this set as they feature in various places along the Melbourne coastline in all their brightly coloured glory. In some suburbs, these cute little beach shacks sell for astronomical amounts of money because they are so popular and rarely come up for sale.

Stampin Up Beachy Little Chrstmas stamp set from 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

For my colouring, I have used the brand new soon to be released Stampin' Blends (available November 1st for customers). These are our reformulated and improved alcohol markers and I have really loved playing with them over the last few weeks.  They can be purchased individually, in a set of light and dark, or the whole set together.

Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Stampin' Up! colours. Available November 1st 2017.

For today's card I used Crumb Cake light and dark, Bermuda Bay light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Old Olive light, Pumpkin Pie light and Cherry Cobbler dark. I coloured on thick whisper white.

Stampin Up Beachy Little Chrstmas stamp set from 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I've also used the Seaside embossing folder to carry through the beach theme. The patterned paper is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper pack in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Here's a closer look at the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set available until 2nd January in the Holiday Catalogue.

Beachy Little Christmas

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Art With Heart team ladies are up to with their Heart of Christmas creations for week 22.

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neil

Tina Gillespie

 

Thanks again for stopping by this week to check out Heart of Christmas. Just 5 weeks to go for this years Christmas project inspiration.

See you back her again soon.

Claire

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Congratulations card using Mixed Drinks, Oh So Eclectic and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set

Hello stampers!

I have a bright and happy card for you today. I had a few stamped bits and pieces left over from my Thailand swaps, so used them on this card in a different way. 

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My card base is Berry Burst and I have used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black. The greeting is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I love this greeting! That's the Oh My Stars embossing folder used on the banner layer. You can link to any of the products used today using the links at the end of the post.

Tickled Pink

Lots of fabulous Holiday Catalogue products in the online store now too. Just click the shop now button. If you would prefer to order by email or phone, just contact me.

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If you do order online, don't forget the September Hostess Code for a free gift in mid October.

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See you back here again soon. Have a great day!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you are doing any shopping with me this month, don't forget to use the August Hostess Code, to get some sample packs of Holiday Catalogue products in the mail in mid September.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

  Heartland

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If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


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.

Merry Mistletoe HOC6colour

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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Stampin' Up! Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - BigShot sandwich and tips.

Hello friends. Today I have a quick and easy card for you as I wanted to show you how amazing and  multidimensional the beautiful new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder is. You can find this folder on page 211 of Stampin' Up!'s new 2017 Annual Catalogue, or HERE in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

  Stampin Up Layered Leaves Embossing folder and Label Me Pretty. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These folders are thicker than our standard embossing folders (to accommodate the extra dimension), so here are a few tips to get a great result:

  • Just use one sheet of cardstock and spritz each side lightly with water before you put it into the folder.
  • Set up your BigShot sandwich with the BigShot base plate on the bottom, the folder next (with the spine going into the BigShot first), and then just one acrylic plate on top.
  • Roll the folder through the BigShot one way, and then while the very end of the folder is still under the pressure of the BigShot roller, roll back the other way and out.
  • If you are inpatient like me, you can dry any remaining damp spots on the cardstock with your heat gun.

Stampin' Up! have got a great video on how to use these folders:

 

I love the variation in depth of impression this Layered Leaves folder gives and can see I will be using it on lots of projects. Doesn't it look amazing in the new Incolour Lemon Lime Twist?

Stampin Up Layered Leaves Embossing folder and Label Me Pretty. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used a few other of my favourite new Stampin' Up! products on this card too. The new Berry Burst ink and cardstock, the beautiful new Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon, the new Pretty Label Punch and the coordinating Label Me Pretty stamp set. You can link to all of these products in the online store using the individual links at the end of my post.

The Pretty Label punch and matching stamp set comes in a bundle too, so that you can save 10% on the combined individual price. There are a massive 23 bundles in this years catalogue - find them all HERE in the bundles section of the online store.

Label Me Pretty Bundle

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 If you are doing any online shopping with me this month, don't forget the June hostess gift code, for your free gift in mid July.

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If you want to grab an absolute bargain, check at my retired products I have up for sale at over 50% off - I want to clear them!

That's all for today, see you back here tomorrow with my weekly Heart of Christmas inspiration post.

Until then, stay happy!

Claire

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