Stampin' Up! Hedgehugs. Quick and simple card ideas.

How super cute is this Hedgehugs stamp set? It's new in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue, and is available in wood or clear mount in my online store from January 3rd.

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018

I thought this set was perfect for some quick and easy cards, so the cute images and greetings in the set can be the focus. I chose my colour scheme based on the beautiful Dahlia that is blooming in my garden right now.

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Click through to my blog to see three cards based on this colour combination.

I started with just a super basic card.

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018

 

Here are the step by step instructions for this one:

  1. I stamped the hedgehogs close together, then die-cut with one of the Layering Oval Framelits.
  2. Next I stamped Flirty Flamingo flowers onto the Flirty Flamingo background.
  3. Then I stamped the greeting on a Very Vanilla scrap and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.
  4. I cut a piece of Berry Burst cardstock 1.5" wide. and the width of the card. I then cut a banner shape at each end with the Triple Layer Banner Punch.
  5. The banner piece is attached with Snail, and the oval piece and greeting piece with Dimensionals.

I also decided to make two mini gift cards using the same colour combination. These are great to make, and very economical as you can get 4 from a piece of A4 cardstock. Just cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half horizontally, and then each of those pieces in half vertically. The finished size of the unfolded card is 21cm x 7.4-7.5cm (it's actually 7.425, but if you do 3 x 7,4 winde ones and 1 7.5cm wide one it makes life way easier!).

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018

The Berry Burst pieces are 7cm wide x 9.8cm long. The Very Vanilla piece on the hedgehog card is 5.2cm wide x 7.4cm long. The Very Vanilla piece on the bird card is 4.8cm long x 4.0cm wide. I have also rounded 2 of the corners on these pieces.

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Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer for the Art with Heart team last Heart of Christmas post for 2017 HOC #27

Hello. Well we did it, 27 weeks of Christmas inspiration in our very first Heart of Christmas series from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Today is week 27, and our last post of the series.

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This week I am showcasing another super simple reproducible card, that still has some wow factor thanks to the embossing and foiled paper.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas card using Year of Cheer DSP, Everyday Label Punch and Watercolor Christmas stamp se. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.t.

The base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a piece of the beautiful Year of Cheer DSP for the next layer. I have used the Everyday Label punch to cut my greeting. The greeting is from Watercolor Christmas stamp set and it has been embossed in silver. I recommend to stamp and emboss first and then punch it out. The piece of gold foil behind the label is measured 4cm x 4,3cm (or 1 5/8" x 2 11/16"). Then you just need about 27-30cm of Gold Mini Sequin Trim for under the label and three Adhesive Rhinestone Jewels scattered around.

Stampin Up 2017 Christmas card using Year of Cheer DSP, Everyday Label Punch and Watercolor Christmas stamp se. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.t

Now it's time to visit the fabulous Art with Heart team girls.

Rachel Woollard 

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Judy May

Monika O'Niell

 

Thank you for visiting today. Have a fabulous week,

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Stampin' Up! Merry Music Specialty DSP for Art with Heart Team HOC26

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. Today is the second last week of my Art with Heart team girls Heart of Christmas series for 2017. This is week 26.

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It's getting to the point where many people are in need of super quick and easy Christmas cards which can easily be done in a batch, and this week's card definitely fits this criteria. 

2017 Christmas card using peace This Christmas stamp set, Merry Music DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You need three pieces of coordinating DSP. I have used Merry Music Specialty DSP and Merry Little Christmas DSP but you could use any coordinating papers. The base card is 1/2 A$ cardstock cut vertically to make a standard C6 top folding card. The measurements for each piece of DSP are:

  • Left: 1 13/16" wide by 5 5/8" long or 4.6cm x 14.2cm
  • Top right: 2" wide x 3.5" long or 5.1cm x 8,8cm
  • Bottom right: 2" wide x 2" long; or 5.1cm x 5.1cm

2017 Christmas card using peace This Christmas stamp set, Merry Music DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The centre circle is 2.5" diameter and the stamped greeting is rom one of the Christmas sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, Peace This Christmas. I have used a variety of embellishments around the greetings including Metallic Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Shapes and Adhesive Rhinestone Jewels. For the Silver Mini Sequin Trim, you need about 30-35cm under each circle.

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Now it's time to see what the lovely Art with Heart Team girls have been up to.

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Monika O'Niell

Judy May

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week.

Claire

 

 

 

 

 

 


Candy Cane Lane DSP Gingerbread House Christmas Cards

Love love love these cute gingerbread houses featured in the Candy Cane Lane DSP from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. They make a great feature of a card by themselves when you cut them out with a pair of paper snips.

Candy Cane Lane DSP 2016 Christmas card from the Holiday Cataloue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com.

All I've needed to add is a bit of background stamping, a strip of coordinating DSP and a bit of copper with an embossed greeting (love this greeting from Holly Berry Happiness) and a little copper heart cut using the heart border punch.

Candy Cane Lane DSP 2016 Christmas card from the Holiday Cataloue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com.

Simple but cute right?

 

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Claire

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Simple DIY Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness

Are you looking for a Christmas Card design you can make batches of? I need these in the lead up to Christmas so will be featuring some over the coming months. Today's card uses the stamp set Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up quick and easy DIY Christmas card using Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I've just watercoloured the Holly image from the stamp set (in Old Olive and Real Red) onto Shimmer Paper (this is a great medium to watercolour on as an alternative to watercolour paper), stamped the greeting and added some gold enamel shapes (on special this week - 25% off) and ribbon. The Real Red 3/4 inch stitched ribbon adds extra colour to the card front. Tying it in a bow would make the card too bulky to easily post. As an alternative I like to just tie some linen thread around the ribbon where the bow would have gone.

Stampin Up quick and easy DIY Christmas card using Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I'm really finding this Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue a very versatile stamp set. It has some great greetings too. You can view all of the products I have used today, by clicking on the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the stamp set.

Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for Christmas 2016. Available online at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

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Place your Stampin' Up! orders with me and get VIP treatment and great customer service from one of Australia's top demonstrators. I work full time in my Stampin' Up! business to benefit you my customers. Learn how to order with me HERE.

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Claire

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