Christmas 2015: Stampin Up Christmas Card Kits and Tutorials

Would you like some quick and easy Christmas projects where the designing has been done for you? Here's what I currently have still available.

Christmas Stampastack Kit - $20 for 10 high quality cards and envelopes. Quick - * Sorry - the kit is all sold out now* PDF Instructions available HERE still *

Kit group with blurb

Lots of jpy close up

The projects are based on the Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy stamp set which is a great versatile stamp set (available to purchase in my online store HERE for clear-mount or HERE for wood-mount). You could still use the kit and substitute your own stamp set.

You get the following supplies to Create 10 Special Christmas Cards (envelopes included) which is 2 each of 5 different designs. Here’s what you get:

  • Full PDF instructions to make the cards (emailed)
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Paper
  • Punched shapes including Glimmer Paper
  • Metallic and paper Doyleys
  • Gold Printed Vellum
  • Twine
  • Envelopes

To complete the cards you will need:

  • Lots of Joy Stamp Set (Item 139468 $33.00 Clear mount; or Item 138810 $47.00 Wood Mount) – page 69 in Annual Catalogue (or substitute your own stamp set)
  • Either Cherry Cobbler or Real Red Ink Pad or Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Mossy Meadow ink pad and either Old Olive or Pear Pizazz as a contrast is optional.
  • Basic stamping supplies including adhesives, Stampin’ Trimmer and Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots for dimension)

I have also used the In Colour Washi Tape (Item 138382) but you could easily use bits of the included patterned paper. The Christmas Tree punch (page 167 in Annual Catalogue) is also optional. It would only be used for the stamped trees. You could cut around these instead if you wanted. The glimmer trees are all pre-punched for you.

Kits are only available to Australian residents.

* Sorry - the kit is all sold out now* PDF Instructions available HERE still *

 

Christmas Tutorials available for instant download.

As well as buying just the instructions for the above stamp-a-stack, I also have some other Christmas Tutorials available in my Tutorial Store for instant download.

The Circle Card Thinlits are in this week's weekly deals, and that's what I used to make this extended Christmas card which has 10 different panels and 4 large circles to decorate or to allow you to add pictures, a family Christmas note and greetings. This tutorial is just $5.00.

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Tutorial

 

 


Decorated Journal using Stampin' Up! Hello Life and SB93 sketch

I LOVE notebooks and journals, I have a zillion of them :) I especially love giving them a personal touch which is what I have done with todays Stamping and Blogging sketch, SB93. Love this awesome quote stamp in the Stampin' Up! Set Hello Life in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. I think it's perfect for a DIY/handmade journal, don't you?

Stampin Up Hello Life DIY Handmade journal using chalkboard paper by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB93

For the background stamping, I just very randomly inked my background stamp with Crumb cake ink and applied uneven pressure as well. Love the haphazard effect it gave, as it contrasted nicely with the brighter colours. The little flag pieces are actually bits from the Saleabration Project Life mini cards. You can check out all the products I have used at the bottom of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. Sandi has done such a fabulous job with our sketches.

SB 93 Feb 25

Now it's time to visit all the other Stamping and Blogging design team ladies around the world. Such a lovely bunch of talented demonstrators. I am so grateful for their friendship and inspiration.

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 

 

Thanks for visiting. look forward to seeing you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! products used on today's card:

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Stampin' Up! Mini Album using Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit ....

It's been a while (as you will see in the photos!) but recently I made a mini album of memories from my 40th birthday using the Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit in the Stampin'  Up! Occasions catalogue.

The kit is so gorgeous - lovely colours (Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Summer Starfruit, Real Red) coordinated with natural kraft colour and some natural insert pages. Here is are some of my album pages. First the cover:

1 Cover

 

There are a few printed pages, as well as more neutral and natural kraft pages. 

Blog 1

 

This page shows the doily and printed kraft bag that is part of the kit. I added the lace and sequin trim.

 

Blog 5

 

There are also some printed vellum pages.

Blog 2

I stamped some die cut top note shapes for extra journalling spaces.

Blog 4

Blog 3

I hope you like this little peek at my 40th birthday album. I really love this cute mini album kit and have already purchased another one for another project. It's just $23.95 and you can buy it online HERE or by email.

Mini Memories Kit Contents

 

 Mini album kit 1

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Have a great week and I'll see you back here again soon,

Claire

 


Make a Mothers Day Gift or Birthday Celebration Album (think 18th, 21st, 40th and more!)

I have a great all inclusive project for you to work on using the  Stampin' Up! Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit.

Perfect for a unique hand-made mothers day gift that is sure to be treasured,'

Perfect for a unique special birthday gift, keepsake or even a guest book.

 

stampin up mini album kit australia
Click on the image for a larger view.

 

It's all based around the Stampin' Up! Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit, but I've handpicked extra Stampin' Up! trims and embellishments and added die cuts and some printable journalling blocks to make this a truly unique project. You even get 2 custom gold foil die cut letters or numbers for the front of your album. Of course you get all the instructions with photos too.

All the details about what's included and how to order are HERE.

Here's another close up of the cover:

stampin up australia mini album kit

Hope you like it because it was a labour of love,but that's what creating handmade cards and gifts is all about isn't it? It's SO MUCH more than the end product. That's why I called my blog Art with Heart.

Have a happy day,

Claire 

 

 


Scrapbooking and Mini Album with the Thinlits Card Dies

The Stampin' Up! Thinits Card Dies were released in Australia this week. We all know they make snazzy cards, but did you know you can make mini albums and scrapbook page elements with these too? Here's some projects I did for Stampin' Up! and the Scrapbooking Memories blog with a travel theme. 

First up a 12x12 page with hidden journalling and photos:

scrapbooking thinlits card dies

SM layout 1

and here it is open, showing the hidden sections (the bit clipped down, and the pull tab on the right hand side):

SM layout 4

Next up, a photo mini album. Just love how this turned out! 

SM mini album 1a

All the extra little bits and pieces that go with the Thinlits dies are perfect for inside the album too.

Thinlits Card Dies mini album
Thinlits Card Dies Mini Album
I got the dimension in the custom alphabet, by cutting the letters out (using the Typeset Alphabet Die in my Bigshot) in chipboard first, and then in the coordinating cardstock and adhering them together. That way you can have custom chipboard letters in all the Stampin' Up! colours.

make your own thickers
Finally, a matching card! 

Thinlits card dies stampin up
If you would like to recreate these projects, here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I have used. You can purchase them by email, or in my online store. If you are making your first purchase in my online store, make sure you tick 'allow demonstrator to contact me' when you set up your profile. That way I can pass on all my cool customer only benefits!

Thinlits Card Dies

  Thinlits pic

I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided 12x12 designs)

I am me DSP

Around The World Stamp Set  (images coordinate with the images in the Designer Series Paper)

Around The World

Typeset Alpha Die for your BigShot or other die cutting machine

Typeset Bigz Die

Hope you have lots of fun with these projects. See you back bere again soon,

Claire 

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Expanding Christmas Card / Mini Album and tutorial using Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlet Dies.

This project was a real labour of love and I LOVED how it turned out. Ever since I saw the new Stampin' Up! Thinlet Card Dies, I have had this expanding Christmas card in mind. I wanted a real WOW card that I could include all sorts of things like decorations, greetings, personal messages, photos and even a pocket for a family newsletter. There is plenty of room and more in this card.

thinlet card dies stampin up extended expanded mini album
There are 14 different areas on this project to decorate as I added in some extra bits to make it work like I wanted. This is just a teeny sneak peek of part of the expanding card.

stampinup thinlet card dies expanded extended mini album
Best of all, the 10 page tutorial with lots more photos, all the cutting and assembly instructions plus measurements for everything is yours FREE with your purchase of either Thinlet card dies from me. You can purchase them by email or in my online store (if you buy them in my online store and this is the first time shopping with me, you MUST tick the box which says "Allow my Demonstrator to contact me" when you set up your account, otherwise I can't send you your free tutorial).

Buy just the Tutorial

If you already have a demonstrator or you are a demonstrator yourself and would like to use my project in an in person class or workshop (not online in any way please) you can instead buy the tutorial for just $5.00 in my tutorial store and it downloads immediately. Visit my Tutorial Store now.

If you would like to purchase either of the card Thinlets (this project is based on the Circle card Thinlet, here is what you get in each pack). Visit the Thinlits page in my online store.

Picture of thinlets card dies
Here's a cool video showing more about the Thinlit card dies (my expanded card has way more space than this though. 

 

 

Have lots of fun with the Thinlit card dies!

Claire

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