Stampin' Up! Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some side views to show how it folds up.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.

Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.

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The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.

  1.  Caroline Manwaring
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Monika O'Neill
  4.  Sharon Davern
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Andrea Roberts
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Claire Daly  (you are here!)
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. Kimberly Hern
  12. Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.

Have a happy week,

Claire

 


Just a quick post to show you this folding card I made a month or two ago for a lovely friend who was retiring from the Stampin' Up! Office at Utah. 

I've used the Delightful Daisy Suite, which is new in the 2017 Annual Catalogue, as well as Wild About Flowers which has lots of great sentiments for retirement cards. See all these products in the links at the bottom of the post.

I used this tutorial shared by the lovely Lyssa at Song of My Heart Stampers, and made a few tweeks to fit our C6 envelope size.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here soon.

Claire

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January Online Classes, Shares and Bundles


Hello everyone, I hope your Christmas day was lovely!

With the Saleabration and Occasions catalogue about to start on January 4th, I have been putting together an online class, a product bundle with tutorials and a Designer Series paper share. First up though I have a great bonus fo newsletter suscribers.

Sign up for my newsletter by January 11th 2016 (using the button below) to receive the additional pictures, measurements and template for this trifold wedding card with a pocket for cash of a gift voucher. This project uses four new beautiful Saleabration items: Falling For You stamp set, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, new Lace Doileys (these ones are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other), and Sending Love wood embellishments.

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Wedding card 6

 

January Saleabration Bundle (Australian residents only)

My January Saleabration bundle features Beautiful You and the new Watercolour Pencils.

January bundle

 

What you will get:

Beautiful You stamp set, in your choice of wood mount or clear mount

A pack of new Watercolour Pencils (page 24 of Occasions Catalogue)

A pack of two Acquapainters

FREE physical kit for 3 cards mailed to your house

PDF / video tutorials to show how I used the watercolour pencils on that project

FREE Saleabration item of your choice

 

How much?

Clear mount: $96.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $102.70

Wood mount: $115.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $121.70

 

What else will I need to complete the projects?

Either Black Stazon or Archival Black ink

Adhesives and scissors.

 

How and when to order:

Pre-order from today by emailing me, or phone / text to 041 212 0498. First product orders will be placed 4th January. Last product orders for this bundle can be placed January 11th. Orders must be made by email or phone / text and payment is by direct deposit or credit card. Bank details will be sent when you order. Hostess code gifts cannot apply to these bundle orders sorry. Email me to preorder

 

When will I receive the project kit?

These will be mailed / emailed to you on January 20th.

 

January Scrap and Stamp Box - just $35 including postage (Australian residents only) or $20 to just receive the project instructions (for demonstrators and oversea customers)

This box of goodies is a coordinated pack of cardstock, DSP and embellishments designed for you to create six 12x12" scrapbook pages of a summer / beach / male or family theme and six cards suitable for a male birthday.

January scrap and stamp

 

What you will get:

A coordinated pack of goodies including six 12x12” kraft cardstock, six A4 cardstock, six 12x12” By the Shore DSP and eight surprise embellishments (e.g. die cuts, ribbon lengths or embellishments) to make six 12x12” summer layouts and six male themed birthday cards.

You will also get full colour pictures, measurements and brief instructions for the 12 projects and have lots of coordinating bits and pieces left over for additional projects.

 

How much?

$35.00 including postage in a pizza box within Australia.

$20.00 if you want to receive the project instructions or the 12 projects (available to pre-order up to January 20th and will be emailed on that date)

 

What else will I need to complete the projects?

Coordinating dark ink pad (e.g. dapper denim or basic black); adhesives and paper trimmer, circle cutting tools (punches or framelits).

 

How and when to order:

You can order the Stamp and Scrap box using PayPal buttons below or by emailing me if you would prefer to pay by  credit card or durect deposit (Australian residents only)

Physical kit: Available to order from today until Tuesday January 11th at midnight AEST. (I will be offering new kits late January)

Instructions only: Available to order from today and will be emailed on January 20th Australian EDT.

 

Purchase Physical Kit for $35.00 AUD via PayPal (Australian residents only)

 

Purchased PDF Instructions for $20.00 AUD for delivery January 20th (Demonstrators and customers worldwide)

 

When will I receive the project kit?

Physical kit: These will be mailed to you on January 20th.

Instructions: Emailed January 2oth.

 

Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

There are some beautiful new papers in the Occasions Catalogue, so I am offering a paper sampler.

$39.00 (which includes postage) will get you ¼ share of each of the 7 packs of Designer Series Paper.

As a bonus you will also receive 6 sheets of 6x6” pieces of the 2 Designer Series Papers in the Saleabration catalogue, and one of the pretty pocket card kit cards from the Saleabration catalogue.

Order by email, text or phone (041 212 0498) by January 11th to order. Payment can be made by direct deposit or credit card (I will email you payment details when you order).

 

Thanks for popping by today. Let m know if you have any questions about my offers,

Claire
 

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Stampin' Up! Australia Saleabration set Simply Wonderful for SB89

Hello there. Today I'm playing with one of the free sets you can earn during Saleabration, which is our biggest sale of the year for Stampin' Up! here in Australia. The set is called Simply Wonderful which is a great set of 6 sentiments, two of which match perfectly with a couple of our punches (check out the links at the bottom of the page). My card layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging sketch which is SB89.

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Here's a closer look at the stamp set - you can earn this FREE with a $90 order in my online store during Saleabration. Check out all the details HERE.

Simply wonderful

I created the envelope for this card using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlit Die. The little tag inside was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. You can check out all the Stampin' Up! products I have used this week using the links at the end of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. As usual I have turned things upside town and sideways! 

SB 89 Jan 28

 

Now the fun part - you can check out all the fabulous creations from the other members of the Stamping and Blogging design team. 

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

I hope you enjoyed checking out this weeks card. If you would like to recreate it, check out the products I used at the end of this weeks post.

See you again soon. My boys are back at school Friday, so it's back to full time work for me. LOVE having such a family friendly job. 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Products Used in Today's Card  

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Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Shaker Card

Shaker cards seem all the rage again at the moment. I think one of the reasons, is the awesome Snowflake Sequins we have in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue (want your own copy? - just fill out your details HERE). For today's shaker card I have used Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the matching Stampin' Up! Star Framelits.

Bright and Beautiful Christms handmade DIY shaker card Stampin Up by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia
My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I have stamped the star onto the Typeset DSP and you can just see some of the print showing through. I also sponged the edges using Cherry Cobbler ink. The sequins are from the Snowflake Sequin embellishments. You can view all of the products I have used in today's card using the links below.

Bright and beautiful shaker card  by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia

 

Bright and Beautiful is a fabulous stamp set for Christmas projects. To see some other projects I have made using this set, click HERE and HERE.

Weekly Deals

Every Wednesday at 9am AEST there are new weekly deals in my online store. Together with the Clearance Rack, this is a great place to grab Stampin' Up! products on special. Here are this weeks weekly deals (check them out online HERE).

Weekly deals 8 October

Would you like a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper (12 coordinating double sided 12x12" sheets) EACH MONTH for 6 months?

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That's what's on offer when you sign up as a Demonstrator during October. You can even sign up just for yourself as a hobby demonstrator to place your own orders and get all the benefits of being a demonstrator. It's super quick and easy to sign up online too. You can get all the details HERE.

Have a fabulous day and I hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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