Heart of Christmas Week 13: Happy Holly Days

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Hello friends. Time for another Christmas blog hop with the Art with Heart team. How is your Christmas card making going? There is plenty of time to get started and I hope the ideas we present each week are inspiring you.

Today's card features the cute little bird from Happy Holly Days stamp set, which is in the Stampin Up July to December mini catalogue. This stamp set also can be purchased in a bundle with a coordinating Holly Border Punch, but I have just used the stamp set today. View the punch and the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I have watercoloured the bird, holly and berries using water painters, ink from the inside of my ink pad lids, and Fluid 100 watercolour paper. This set doesn't have any dies, so I fussy cut which was pretty easy using my paper snips. I attached some of the gold fabric holly leaves to the underside of the coloured holly, and then attached that all to the bird with a Dimensional, and the bird to a die cute Ornate Layers shape (in Very Vanilla). My base card is Garden Green, followed by a Crumb Cake layer which has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

My sentiment is from another set in the mini catalogue called Peaceful Deer. With all that has happened in the world this year, I really love this sentiment. Here's a closer look at the Happy Holly Days stamp set.

Stampin Up Happy Holly Days Stamp Set available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team girls. Next up we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day, 

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas for Heart of Christmas Week 12

Heart of Christmas Header 2021Hello friends. I'm excited I found time to create on the weekend, so I could participate in this weeks Art with Heart Team blog hops. For Heart of Christmas this week, I am combining my favourite Evergreen Elegance stamp set, with Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Measurements

If you would like to recreate this card at home, here are the measurements:

  • Base Card: C6 size top folding Evening Evergreen card (1/2 A4 sheet cut vertically and folded in half).
  • Base layer DSP: 7.5cm x 13cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP
  • Stamped DSP piece: 9cm x 11cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP which has a 2mm mat of Evening Evergreen cardstock around it.

All of the trees are stamped in Evening Evergreen, with some stamped off one or two times.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My sentiment is from Peaceful Deer, as I wanted a smaller sentiment, and I just love this one. It is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Shimmery White cardstock and cut out with the Double Oval Punch.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a quick look at these products I have used today (shop them all using the links at the bottom of the post).

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Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin Up Painted Christmas DSP, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Painted Deer Stamp Set

Stampin Up Peaceful Deer Bundle, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to see what the other Art with Heart team girls have been making for Heart of Christmas this week. Next up we have our lovely Theresa Gerrard. Let's see what Theresa has made.

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If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.

Thanks for visiting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week. Have a great day!

Claire

 

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Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card

Hello crafters. I'm back with some crafty inspiration for your weekend with a card featuring the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December mini catalogue. I love the lush opulent look of this suite, especially the beautiful foiled Blackberry Beauty DSP.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

In addition to the earthy Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider, the paper has Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink. Then there is beautiful gold foiling. It also has a coordinating Ephemera pack.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Paper, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Early Espresso, and I have added a Crumb Cake panel which I have embossed with the AMAZING Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. If you love vintage you need this embossing folder. Before I embossed, I stamped one of the birds from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, in Rich Razzleberry. I did another one on a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it then adhered over the top with Dimensionals. 

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I stamped the 'Here for You' sentiment onto one of the labels from the ephemera kit, and popped that up on Dimensionals over some coiled linen thread. The Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots really coordinate well with this suite, and were a great embellishment for this card.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set I used on today's card (it also comes in a bundle). You can find all of the Blackberry Beauty suite of products HERE in my online store.

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Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 2021 Week 7: Sparkly Christmas Cards

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Hi friends. I'm back with some more Christmas creations for you today, for week 7 of Heart of Christmas. I hope we are inspiring you with ideas for your 2021 Christmas cards. Today I am featuring one of our Saleabration items which you can earn for FREE with a $90 order up until September 30th. It's called Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, and we all need a bit of dazzle in our lives right now don't we?

You get eight 6x6" sheets in the pack and it can be die cut, punched and coloured as well.

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Here is my first card this week, a sparkly Christmas tree.

Stampin Up 2021 Christmas card using Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Christmas Tree Dies and Sparkle of the Season stamp set. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For my first card I have used the Christmas Tree Dies (in the Whimsy and Wonder Suite, page 25 of the Stampin Up Australia July to December Mini Catalogue) to cut a base tree in Evening Evergreen and then the garland from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. This paper cuts fine in the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, but I recommend a firm sandwich and a couple of runs through the machine. The little star was cut from a retired punch in my stash. I have used Holiday Rhinestone Jewels to decorate the garland, and my DSP is Tidings of Christmas from the Annual Catalogue. The scalloped piece is cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies (in the Annual catalogue). My sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in the July to December Mini Catalogue.

Stampin Up 2021 Christmas card using Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Christmas Tree Dies and Sparkle of the Season stamp set. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For my second card, I used the Sparkle of the Season bundle.

Stampin Up 2021 Christmas card using Be Dazzling Specialty Paperand Sparkle of the Season bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My base card is Soft Succulent and I have used the Tidings of Christmas DSP for my two DSP layers. I cut the wreath from the Seasonal Swirls Dies and then coloured it with my light Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to tone it in with the DSP. I have added some Holiday Rhinestones to the wreath, and my sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.

Stampin Up 2021 Christmas card using Be Dazzling Specialty Paperand Sparkle of the Season bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now lets see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been creating for Heart of Christmas. Next up we have the lovely Catherine Proctor.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, just head back to Sharon's blog as she has a list of participants there.

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Thanks for following our blog hop today. I hope you have a great week and stay positive and well.

Claire Daly

 

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Stampin Up Australia: Cinnamon Cider Thinking of You Card using Quiet Meadow Bundle

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Hello friends. Today I am participating in my Art with Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop. I'm so luck to have a team full of amazing creative people who love to create and share with each other, and who jump in and run activities like this for our team. It's so fun! 

This week's colour is Cinnamon Cider, one of the 2020 InColors. I really love this gorgeous mid brown colour. It really does remind me of a comforting warm drink.

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Here is a Thinking of You card I came up with for today's challenge. It was made much easier by using one of the Gingerbread and Peppermint Memories and More Cards in the new Stampin' Up! Australia July to December Mini Catalogue. The rest of my card uses the Quiet Meadow Bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp one of the stamps from the Quiet Meadow stamp set onto the left of the label shape on the pre-printed base card. This stamp set coordinates well with the distressed vintage look of the base card I think. 

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I die cut some of the stems from the Meadow Dies, in Crumb Cake and Night of Navy and arranged these a little to the right of the stamping. I adhered them in a couple of places with glue dots.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and die cut it with the label shape in the Meadow Dies. Before I adhered it with Dimensionals, I coiled a little Natural Linen Thread underneath (I adhered this with some tape).

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Let's see what the rest of our team has created with Cinnamon Cider. Next up we have Caroline Manwaring in rural NSW. Caroline always makes the most elegant cards.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here soon,

Claire

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