Art with Heart October Team Blog Hop: Patterned Paper

Today it's time for out Art with Heart team monthly blog hop. 

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Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

Today I am showcasing the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, which is just beautiful. I have made a card and a double page scrapbook layout using the papers. Lets start with the card.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The sunflower paper is probably my favourite sheet in the 12 double sided paper pack. I love the colours in it, and it coordinates well with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I have used the three leaf stamp (coordinates with the new Leaf Punch too) for some extra foliage. My other flower is just cut from the patterned paper. My greeting is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and is stamped on Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla circle cut from the Stitched Shape Framelit.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This picture shows some additional texture I added with the burlap ribbon and gold mini sequin trim.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Next up we have the double 12x12 traditional scrapbook page. This paper is amazing for nature photos and as it has the colours of the sky and plants and flowers in it. Some of the papers in this pack are definitely great for base pages as well, then you have all the other coordinating papers to embellish (I just used a total of three of the patterns in this page).

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This was a memory I definitely wanted to record. Our first visit back to Marysville since the town was wiped out and many people died in the 2009 bushfires. It was great to see the town was rebuilding and to see the beautiful statue in the park about new beginnings.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

 

Now it's time to visit the blog of the lovely and clever Andrea Roberts. I know you will just love what Andrea has in store for you.

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The blog hop is full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, you can use this list to get back on the hop.

  1. Rachel Woollard
    2. Tina Gillespie
    3. Claire Daly
    4. Andrea Roberts
    5. Kimberly Hern
    6. Catherine Proctor
    7. Caroline Manwaring
    8. Monika O’Neill
    9. Rebecca Jacovou
    10. Ros Davidson
    11. Kate Morgan
    12. Rachel Palmieri

 

Thanks for visiting today. Have a happy day,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Australia: Merry Patterns - still over 3 weeks left to earn this 2017 Christmas stamp set for free!

Hello lovelies. Today I wanted to showcase the lovely Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set a little more.  This is a fun two step stamp set which is available absolutely free for stampers in Australia and around the world if they host a party or place an order where the total before postage is $450 or more. The promotion goes to October 31st.

Here's a look at the stamp set, and some creations I have made with it the last couple of weeks.

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For this one I have copper embossed the reindeer, and the backing paper has some stamping on it as well (from different sets - Hearts Come Home and Lovely as a Tree) in Early Espresso.

Stampin Up Merry Patterns Christmas 2017 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I embellished with some strips of DSP from Year of Cheer specialty Designer Series Paper, and some wooden stars.


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For the second card, I did the two step stamping in Real Red and Old Olive (the photopolymer set makes it super easy to line up). The second step comes in two separate sections, so you can have candles in two colours. 


Stampin Up Merry Patterns Christmas 2017 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
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For the final card, I just used the two step greeting and did the second step in Lemon Lime Twist, to add to compliment the bright colours of this card.

 

Stampin Up Merry Patterns Christmas 2017 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you would like to know more about getting your hands on Merry Patterns before it's gone for good, just contact me. You can also see the products I have used in today's cards at the end of the post.

If you are shopping online with me, don't forget to use my October Hostess Code for a free gift in mid November.

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Have a great day and I'll be back soon with more for you!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Australia: Snowflake Sentiments and Winter Wonder Embossing Folder for 2017 Heart of Christmas Wk 19

Hello stamping friends, time for this weeks Heart of Christmas card.

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This week I decided to play around with textures and techniques. My plans were to use the crayon resist technique on this embossed image from the Winter Wonder embossing folder, a technique I had recently seen and wanted to try. It involved rubbing the side of my white crayon over the embossed image, and then applying ink with a sponge. I think I pressed a little hard and/or my crayon was too long and I got crayon on other parts of my glossy cardstock. I thought I would apply the ink anyway just to see how bad it looked, and I ended up really loving the effect! It's like the embossed area has been shadowed which really makes it stand out. I love playing around with different effects with ink.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Night of Navy, and I have used a combination of Pool Party ink and Dapper Denim ink for my sponging. To complete my card I have used the Merry Music Designer Paper and silver foil cardstock. I have embellished with some Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon (my favourite ribbon type in the Annual Catalogue), with some mini sequin trim in silver.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue. I really love the size and classic font of these sentiments for Christmas, and I am one of those people that still associate snowflakes with Christmas, even though it's summer in Australia at that time of year. I discovered something very handy as well, in that four of the sentiments in this stamp set fit very nicely in the Everyday Label Punch in the Holiday Catalogue. Here I have embossed the greeting in silver onto Night of Navy cardstock.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Everyday Label Punch. You can buy these in my online store, along with the other products I have used today.  The greetings which fit in the Everyday Label Punch are the three top ones on the left hand column, and the image under the three snowflakes in the right column. The 'to from' greeting would also be good for this punch.

 

Snowflake Sentiments Everyday Label PunchNow it's time to check in with the Art With Heart team girls, and see what they have made for week 19 Heart of Christmas. I hope you enjoy their lovely creations as much as we do, bringing this to you each week as a fun team activity.


Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Palmieri

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Pop back in again soon and I'll show you the other crayon resist card I had fun making this week.

Have a happy day,

Claire

 

 


Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps for Heart of Christmas Week 18

Welcome to week 18 of Heart of Christmas, and lots more inspiration for your Christmas creating.

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I had so much fun playing with the Cheery Chirps stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue this week. It's such a lovely set and perfect for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the first card, I took inspiration from the sample in the Holiday Catalogue. I used a combination of Aqupainters and Blender Pens, as I find Belender Pens have more control for smaller areas, with the Aquapainters best for the colour wash and larger areas. My colours are Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I also used the Touches of Texture stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, to add some background stamping (Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky).

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my second card, I took colouring inspiration from the lovely Teneale Williams, using  Real Red and Crumb Cake for the bird, Always Artichoke for the leaves and Soft Sky for the background. My greeting on the cards is from Merry Patterns.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have also used one of the Touches of Texture stamps on the background of this card. To finish my card, I have added a bit of Burlap Trim, Linen Thread and a lace doily . 

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Now it's time to check in with the Art With Heart Team girls and see what they have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week. 

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Monika O'Neil

Catherine Proctor

Judy May

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous creative week.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some side views to show how it folds up.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.

Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.

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The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.

  1.  Caroline Manwaring
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Monika O'Neill
  4.  Sharon Davern
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Andrea Roberts
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Claire Daly  (you are here!)
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. Kimberly Hern
  12. Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.

Have a happy week,

Claire