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 

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 8

Hello lovelies. We are now up to week 8 of Heart of Christmas bought to you by the Stampin' Up! Art with Heart team! I hope you are enjoying playing along and you are getting some great ideas for your 2017 Christmas cards.

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My family have just returned home from the Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip which was so fun! I hope to do some posts over the coming week about that. Even though it wasn't so far to travel this year, I'm struggling a bit getting my act together after the overnight trip home. Both my own and the kids sleep routine is still a bit messed up so no lot a lot s getting done since we arrived home a couple of days ago.

Given that,  I hope you don't mind if I cheat a little this week by posting a card that uses a current stamp set and bundle and was my most pinned Christmas card of last year. I love this card because if it is super simple to do a batch of. 

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You could also use any patterned paper you have and just pick up two contrasting colours on it to use with the Swirly Birds bundle and the enamel shapes. Later in the week I will post a new version of this card using a current paper so you can see how easy it is to adapt.

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Of course the Art with Heart team girls have been super busy coming up with new  2017 Christmas card inspiration for you. Please pay them a visit and see what they have been creating.

Sharon Davern  

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Kathryn Manglesdorf

Monika O'Neil

 

You can view all the products I have used today in the links at the end of the post, These are all available in my online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the hostess code below, you will qualify for a free gift to be sent out in mid August. Gifts include stamps, embossing folders, embellishments etc. and change each month. 

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Bonus Day's are also happening this month, so make your order a multiple of $90 before postage and you will receive 1 or more emailed coupons to use in August  (you get one coupon for each $90 you spend). Just order like normal and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order.

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If you have a big order, you might like to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit Special this month and save 50%. For just $169, you get $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, plus a FREE box of catalogues and FREE postage. It's an awesome deal - contact me for more information.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you back here again soon. Did you know you can Subscribe to my posts so you never miss a post? Just use the subscribe box in the right hand sidebar.

Have a happy day,


Claire
 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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