Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2017

Hello there my crafty friends. 

You will recall that last Wednesday when I posted my Heart of Christmas week 8 card, I promised to come back and show you another version of the card updated with 2017 colours. Here it is!

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This was a super quick card to whip up, and as I mentioned last week you can use any patterned paper and just coordinate colours with it. I have used Fig Tree from the 2017-19 InColour paper Stack. Neither the paper or the Swirly Bird bundle are Christmas specific products, but I think this card works well for Christmas still. (the greeting is from Oh, What Fun in the Annual Catalogue). Here's a closer look at the silver bits I added, and the Soft Sky watercolour wash.

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Here's the colours I have used.

TAMS Color Swirly Bird Christmas

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Thanks for stopping by today. I have lots more to show you this week. I will be sharing some favourite swaps from the Incentive Trip, we have our weekly Heart of Christmas project and monthly Art With Heart blog hop. Also from Friday I can start showing you some of the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue products! Exciting!

Until next time, be happy.

Claire

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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

 

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

 

In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

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I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.

 

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Stampin' Up! Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - BigShot sandwich and tips.

Hello friends. Today I have a quick and easy card for you as I wanted to show you how amazing and  multidimensional the beautiful new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder is. You can find this folder on page 211 of Stampin' Up!'s new 2017 Annual Catalogue, or HERE in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

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These folders are thicker than our standard embossing folders (to accommodate the extra dimension), so here are a few tips to get a great result:

  • Just use one sheet of cardstock and spritz each side lightly with water before you put it into the folder.
  • Set up your BigShot sandwich with the BigShot base plate on the bottom, the folder next (with the spine going into the BigShot first), and then just one acrylic plate on top.
  • Roll the folder through the BigShot one way, and then while the very end of the folder is still under the pressure of the BigShot roller, roll back the other way and out.
  • If you are inpatient like me, you can dry any remaining damp spots on the cardstock with your heat gun.

Stampin' Up! have got a great video on how to use these folders:

 

I love the variation in depth of impression this Layered Leaves folder gives and can see I will be using it on lots of projects. Doesn't it look amazing in the new Incolour Lemon Lime Twist?

Stampin Up Layered Leaves Embossing folder and Label Me Pretty. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used a few other of my favourite new Stampin' Up! products on this card too. The new Berry Burst ink and cardstock, the beautiful new Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon, the new Pretty Label Punch and the coordinating Label Me Pretty stamp set. You can link to all of these products in the online store using the individual links at the end of my post.

The Pretty Label punch and matching stamp set comes in a bundle too, so that you can save 10% on the combined individual price. There are a massive 23 bundles in this years catalogue - find them all HERE in the bundles section of the online store.

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 If you are doing any online shopping with me this month, don't forget the June hostess gift code, for your free gift in mid July.

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If you want to grab an absolute bargain, check at my retired products I have up for sale at over 50% off - I want to clear them!

That's all for today, see you back here tomorrow with my weekly Heart of Christmas inspiration post.

Until then, stay happy!

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

 

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