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.

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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

 

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team's Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 4

The Art with Heart team is back with Week 4 of Heart of Christmas 2017. I hope you are enjoying the inspiration for Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas cards. After running out of time last year, it's great to have already started my 2017 Christmas cards.

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Today I have gone for a very traditional card and colour scheme. I have used Lovely as a Tree again. Did you know this stamp set has been in every Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for the last 16 years? Talk about a classic.

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree and Be Merry Designer Paper. Heart of Christmas by Art with Heart Stampin Up Team Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, which is a new paper in the 2017 Annual Catalogue. The colours are very classic: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I have also added in some Copper foil cardstock and copper embossing, I had a left over copper pinecone embellishment from last years Holiday catalogue, which was a perfect finish for these two cards.

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Now it's tome to see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been up to for Heart of Christmas Week 4.
 

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Ros Davisdson

Monika O'Neil

Andrea Roberts

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous crafty week.

Claire

 

 

 


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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Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team's Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 2

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It's Wednesday, so time for our Heart of Christmas Art with Heart Team showcase of Christmas creations for you. I'm finding this so fun and feel very accomplished to already have some Christmas cards ready for this year!

Today I wanted to use two of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! InColours with the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Startlight Thinlits. I have used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. I love how these turned out.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas cards using Star of Light stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made one of each base colour, and mixed up the colours of the die cuts and stamping. These were pretty quick and simple to do and I think would make a good production line card.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas cards using Star of Light stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Tranquil Tide colour is quite dark, but the lemon Lime Twist really lifts and brightens it I think. I also like the look of the clear faceted gems and adhesive rhinestones with these colours.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas cards using Star of Light stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made this one second, and added a little extra stamping onto the Shimmery White piece behind the die cuts.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas cards using Star of Light stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Lemon Lime Twist is fast becoming one of my favourite new colours! You can check out all the products I have used in this weeks cards, by clicking on the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas cards using Star of Light stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to check what the other clever ladies in my team have been creating for Christmas for week 2 of Heart of Christmas. We are really enjoying this as a fun, team sharing activity and love to check out what we have each made for the week too :)

Judy May

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Jan Collins

Christine Blain

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Monika O'Neil

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for checking out week 2 of the Art with Heart Team's Heart of Christmas. I look forward to seeing you back here again soon,

Claire

 

Stampin' Up! Products used Today:

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Welcome to the Heart of Christmas, 27 weeks of Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team

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I'm excited to bring you a new feature on my blog between now and Christmas. Each Wednesday, myself and some of the Art With Heart team girls will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using Stampin' Up! products from the 2017 Annual Catalogue (starts Thursday) and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (coming in September). There are 27 weeks until the end of November, so we figured that would be 27 weeks of handmade Christmas inspiration, plus keep us on track with our own creating. 

Some weeks (like today) I will post a special one off card. Other weeks I will post a card that can easily be duplicated in lots of 5 or 10. I might even throw in some memory keeping or 3D items too. Here is today's card.

Stampin Up At Home with You 2017 Christmas Card. For Heart of Christmas by the Art with Heart Team. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The stamp set I have used is a new one in the 2017 Annual Catalogue, called At Home with You. It's a beautiful set to create doorway scenery with lots of different sentiments and bits and pieces which can be added to the scene, You are going to LOVE this set. I stamped the door image onto some of the new Wood Texture Designer Paper stack for a realistic wooden door look. The wreath and potted planters are coloured with the watercolour pencils. The Brick Wall embossing folder creates a nice backdrop.

Stampin Up At Home with You 2017 Christmas Card. For Heart of Christmas by the Art with Heart Team. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I used some of the enamel shapes in Cherry Cobbler for the baubles on the planters.

Even though I gave them less than 3 days notice we were starting this week, some of the team have managed to post their own Christmas cards on their blog as well. I know lots of my team are keen on playing along (and we are always welcoming new team members if you would like to be part of something fun and about sharing what we love). You can check their projects out here:

Ros Davidson

Christine Blain

Monika O'Neil

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Roberts

Judy May

 

I hope you have enjoyed our first week of the Heart of Christmas. Looking forward to bringing you many more weeks of inspiration.

Claire