Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 17 with Quilted Christmas

Hello there. Time to get back into the swing of Heart of Christmas where the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls bring you Christmas inspiration each week. I was away visiting family in Perth for the last couple of weeks. This week we are up to week 17. 

I'm loving creating these handmade cards and am looking forward to a relaxing weekend in late November where I will sit with a cuppa and write in these cards, rather than running around like crazy trying to make a heap of rushed cards in one weekend (me last year!).

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Today I have been playing with the Quilted Christmas product suite. I'm not a quilter, but I do love this suite of products. I particularly love the colour combination in the 6x6 Designer Series Paper Pad: Garden Green, Real Red, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Lemon Lime Twist. Very fresh and a little different for Christmas.

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Here's the cards I have come up with for today.

 

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I love the little triangles as trees. So simple, and there are lots of options for stars with the enamel shapes available in each colour range, as well as metallic.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

On this card I have also used one of the Stitched Shape Framelits which are part of this product suite. The best way to adhere these is either with Tombow Multipurpose Glue, or even a hot glue gun . You can also see the Quilt Top Embossing Folder from the product suite in this card. I really love how it adds to the quilt theme.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's another sample using a couple more of the stamps from the Christmas Quilt stamp set. You can also see another of the Stitched Felt Shapes and the coordinating Quilted Christmas ribbon, plus one of the gold foil snowflakes.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Now it's time to see what the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team have created for week 17 Heart of Christmas.

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Ros Davidson

Sharon Davern

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have an awesome week!

Claire

 

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Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 14 with Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack

Hello  crafty friends. It's time for Heart of Christmas Week 14! I hope your Christmas card stash is starting to take shape as much as mine :) This weekly Christmas card blogging commitment has really helped with my motivation. The fabulous new Holiday Catalogue starts selling on Friday 1st September too, so you will be able to get your hands on the fabulous new Christmas products.

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Carrying on from the team blog hop last week, I have had more of a play with the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack. These are multipurpose cards which can be used for pocket style scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking or even made into cards. Last week I used them in scrapbooking and one card, and today I have made 3 more Christmas cards using cards from the pack.

For this card I have used one of the 3x4 cards, with one of the 6x4 overlays (included in the pack). My card base is Tranquil Tide, and the base paper Merry Music Designer Series Paper (also in the Holiday Catalogue).

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Extra embellishments added to the card were some glimmer paper, some adhesive Rhinestone jewels and the beautiful 7/8" striped ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue.

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For this card I have just used one of the black and white 3x4" cards, and teamed it with some Merry Music Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst cardstock. My embellishments this time are coordinating Berry Burst ribbon (from the Annual Catalogue), silver mini sequin trim, silver metallic thread and one of the new Year of Cheer embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue.

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For my last card I have used another of the 3x4" cards, and used some of the cardstock stickers with Rhinestone jewels as the embellishment. My base cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and the Olive Olive paper is from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper stack. At the base of the card I have embellished with a cardstock strip cut using the Decorative Ribbon border punch.

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Now it's time to see what some of the other Art with Heart team girls are up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neill

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for checking out our Heart of Christmas posts this week.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 11 and a 2017 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello lovely friends.

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For this week's Heart of Christmas we have a sneak peek from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue which commences in just 3 weeks! I sat down with this stamp set called Every Good Wish, and planned to make just one card, but it was so fun to play with I ended up making 6, so I am making great progress on my 2017 Christmas cards.

This is a stand alone stamp set (i.e. doesn't have a stamp set and Thinlits set which match), and perfect for multiple cards. I did some single layer cards, and also some a bit more embellished like these ones in Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin Up 2017 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek: Every Good Wish. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this first card, it's just some very simple stamping in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive, and some silver embellishments in the way of Rhinestone Jewels (the smallest ones are perfect for the berries), silver metallic edged ribbon (LOVE this ribbon and it also comes in very vanilla with gold edging which is just as beautiful!) and the silver metallic thread.

Stampin Up 2017 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek: Every Good Wish. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my second card, I stamped the image in Sweet Sugarplum, but the Holly in Smoky Slate this time. For my embellishments I have used some of the Merry Music patterned paper in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue, some of the silver edged ribbon, rhinestone jewels and silver metallic thread again. I have used some Soft Sky cardstock to mat my image and to cut some snowflake embellishments using the Colourful Seasons Thinlits.

Stampin Up 2017 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek: Every Good Wish. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to see what the lovely Art with Heart girls have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

Don't forget you can also ask myself or any of these ladies for a copy of the brand new 2017 Holiday Catalogue too.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Ros Davidson

Christine Blain

Catherine Proctor

Monika O'Neil

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy day :)

Claire

 

 

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 10

Yeah, we are into double figures with the Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas for 2017, bought to you by the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Welcome to week 10 - how exciting!

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I've had a pretty overwhelming week that past week (in fact it actually started right when last week's post went live), with a very close friend having a really difficult time and spending some time in hospital. It's so difficult when people you love are sick isn't it, much more so of course for her and her family and that's hard to watch too? I found myself a bit dazed and not quite with it for much of the week, so today's card is a very quick card which luckily I had made earlier last week. Sometimes the simple cards are the best so I hope you like it. 

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I've used the new Carols of Christmas bundle which is in my last post (in fact this is one of the cards). I really like the big bold sentiments in this stamp set. Being red rubber, they are perfect to use Stampin' Write Markers with to get multi-coloured greetings (I have used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler).  This bold striped Cherry Cobbler paper is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (in the annual catalogue). 

The Art with Heart girls will have been much more on the ball than me this week so pop on over to their blog for some more Christmas inspiration.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Christine Blain

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Monika O'Neil

 

Sending big hugs to anyone who is feeling unwell or battling an illness at the moment. I hope you are feeling much better really soon.

See you back here soon for some Holiday Catalogue sneak peeks.

Claire


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