Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas Week 12 - Sharing the joy of a handmade Christmas.

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Welcome to week 12 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team. We hope you are feeling inspired by these weekly blog hops.

This week I have showcased some more cards using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley that I also created with last week. I'm finding it so quick and easy to create using this medley.

This one uses one of my most favourite pieces of DSP from this kit. I love the subtle colours with the hint of gold foil on the antlers.

Stampin Up Most Wonderful Time 2019  Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the touch of festive that the white and gold trim brings to this medley. I love those berries on the stickers too. I didn't do it on this one, but it would be great to add Crystal Effects to these.

Stampin Up Most Wonderful Time 2019  Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This one is a little more clean and simple. I used an oval template to create a Seaside Spray sponged oval and then stamped the trees over the top of that.

Stampin Up Most Wonderful Time 2019  Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope this has given you some more ideas about how to use the Most Wonderful Time product medley. It's a great collection of coordinating products and super easy to create with as it has everything you need.

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Now it's time to see what the other Art with Heart girls have been up to for Christmas inspiration this week.

Vicki Boucher

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Sharon Davern

Diane Furniss

Catherine Proctor

Andrea Sargeant

Michele Taylor

Judy May

 

Thanks for checking in with us this week.

Have a great week,

Claire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Art With Heart Team October Blog Hop: Ways to use Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team October Blog Hop Embossing Folders

Hey there. Welcome to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Stampin' Up's! versatile range of Embossing Folders. There are new Embossing Folders available in every Stampin' Up! catalogue and they are an inexpensive way of adding WOW! to your projects. Currently there are 24 different Embossing Folders in the range.

Tonight we plan on showing you lots of ideas on how to use these folders. My projects are using the Heirloom Frames Dies and coordinating embossing folders.

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I have used these products to create some faux wood antique photo frames, which I have used on a scrapbook page and a card. I love how they turned out and they were super easy to make.

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I used the woodgrain 12x12" paper in the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. I adhered this onto some backing cardstock before I cut the frames.

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The steps to make the frames are:

  1. Adhere the woodgrain DSP to the backing card.
  2. Cut the frames first using the dies.
  3. Place the cut dies in the embossing folders, paying particular attention to which parts you wanted raised. As these are 3D folders, I recommend using the 3D embossing plate (link at bottom of page) to give extra ooomph to the sandwich and a good impression.
  4. Remove the frames, and then sponge Early Espresso ink over the raised pieces, building up to the desired shade.

Now it's time to use the frames. My first project is a heritage style scrapbook page with some childhood photos of myself and my brother, who died 12 years ago. I love these photos, and I think he would forgive me for scrapbooking them in floral papers and pink, lol. 

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used more of the Pressed Petals DSP on the page (I adhered the backing page oto Crumb Cake cardstock, ditressing the edges and spongeing with Early Espresso ink), as well as some of the coordinating Pressed Petals specialty washi tape, metal Designer Elements and a page from the coordinating Pressed Petals journal (the pages are perforated so can be torn off and added to scrapbook pages or cards).  The die-cut 'Forever' word is from the Sweet Silhouettes die set (links below the post).

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As an extra embellishment, I created a vintage looking daisy with the Medium Daisy Punch and some Very Vanilla cardstock, which I sponged with Rococo Rose ink and a touch of Early Espresso to age it a bit. Love those Perennial Essence floral centres to give a realistic look to the daisy.

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How beautiful is that vintage washi tape from the Pressed Petals Designer Washi tape. I also added a few subtle butterflies around the page which were cut from the Pressed Petals DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch. Now I just need to add the journaling to my page.

Stampin Up heritage scrapbook page using Pressed Petals DSP and Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders. Layout by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My second project is a Christmas card, using the rectangle frame and Toile Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up 2019 Christmas card using Toile Christmas stamp set and Woven Heirloom Frame dies and embossing folders. Card by Claire Daly, demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have watercoloured the images on our awesome Fluid 100 cotton watercolour paper. I've used Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Garden Green ink and an Aquapainter. I've added a couple of Garden Green die cut pieces from the Leaf punch. The backing piece of DSP is from Toile Tidings.

Stampin Up 2019 Christmas card using Toile Christmas stamp set and Woven Heirloom Frame dies and embossing folders. Card by Claire Daly, demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Now it's time to leave the Yarra Valley region on the outskirts of Melbourne and visit the very clever Catherine Proctor in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.

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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 all the participants below:

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Palmieri

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

 

Thanks for checking out our blog post this month. I hope you have lots of fun with your embossing folders and learned some new ways to use them. Look forward to seeing you back here soon. 

Remember, if you would like to take part in our blog hops, we welcome hobby demonstrators into our team from right throughout Australia and are ready to help you join in our fun creating and sharing.  Just ask me, or any of the team on the blog hop tonight.

Warm regards,

Claire Daly

Product List

Heirloom Frames Dies And 3D Embossing Folder
 
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
 
Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape
 
Pressed Petals Journal
 
Sweet Silhouettes Dies
 
Butterfly Duet Punch
 
Medium Daisy Punch
 
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
 
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Toile Christmas Bundle (En)
 
Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper
 
Leaf Punch
 

Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas Week 9: Spreading the joy of creativity for a handmade Christmas.

Hello friends. It's time for our weekly dose of Christmas inspiration. It's week 9. I hope you are enjoying our weekly posts. Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?

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Today's card features a stamp set that has been very popular in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. It's called Beauty and Joy. I was drawn to it because it reminded me of the beautiful stone pots and planters I admired in Europe. Isn't it lovely?

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Here's the card I made with it. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty and Joy stamp set with Night Before Christmas DSP. 2019 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used Mossy Meadow as the base card and stamped the tree in Mossy Meadow with Early Espresso for the trunk. The urn is stamped in the Celestial Copper Delicata metallic ink pad. I LOVE these ink pads. Have you seen my latest You Tube video showing 4 techniques to use with them? My You Tube channel link is in top right corner.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Night Before Christmas 6x6" DSP pack.  The greeting is from the Night before Christmas Memories and More Card Pack and the embellishments are the Star Designer Elements (all product links below the post).

Stampin' Up! Beauty and Joy stamp set with Night Before Christmas DSP. 2019 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to see what the other lovely Art with Heart team members are making this week for Heart of Christmas. Before we do that, have you thought about joining our fabulous crafty community? We would love to welcome new team members who love to stamp and share, and it's totally fine to just join for yourself if that's what you would like.  We have a lovely team of friendly and supportive demonstrators of all ages right around Australia. There's a great mix of hobby and business interests and lots  of daily activity to help you learn and make some new crafty friends . We would love to welcome you too. Contact me anytime to have a chat.

Here's tonight's line up:

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Andrea Sargeant

Vicki Boucher

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks again for checking in on our weekly Heart of Christmas post, We love to share and spread the joy of creativity. See you next week, and I have a couple of fun 'other than Christmas' projects coming up for you this coming week, so check back in soon!

Claire

Product List

Beauty & Joy Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
Night Before Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 
Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
 
Star Designer Elements
 
Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink Pad
 
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
 
Mossy Meadow A4 Cardstock
 

Heart of Christmas Week 7 - Spreading the joy of being creative for a handmade Christmas.

Hello there. I'm back from a little study break to bring you Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. We are now up to week 7 - wow! Lets spread some more Christmas creating fairy dust, shall we?

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Today's cards from me (yes there are two!) are all about Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil.

First up we have this cute church snowglobe card using the Still Scenes bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I am SO in love with this bundle and the WOW snowglobe cards you can create with it. There are so many different configurations you can use to make cards (keep your eye out for two more Snowglobe cards I will be posting on my blog this week). 

Stampin Up 2019 Still Scenes snowglobe Christmas card using Brightly Gleaming DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Brightly Gleaming DSP as the backing paper, and stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto Pretty Peacock cardstock for the piece behind the globe. The cards are super easy to put together. I will show you step by step in another blog post later in the week. The greeting for this one is from The Greatest Part of Christmas host set (check it out at the end of the post). Did you know you could choose this set for FREE using Stampin' Rewards from a $250+ order? Fot the sequins in this one, I used some old metallic sequins I had. There are great snowflake sequins in the Holiday Catalogue which I have used in the other cards later in the week.

Stampin Up 2019 Still Scenes snowglobe Christmas card using Brightly Gleaming DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Still Scenes Bundle and the Greatestv Part of Christmas Stamp Set (links to my online shop are at the end of the post).

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150554G (1)My second card for you tonight is a 3D bauble card using Brightly Gleaming DSP and the Gleaming Punch Duo.

Stampin Up 2019 3D bauble Christmas card using Gleaming Ornaments punch pack, Stitched Labels dies and Brightly Gleaming DSP from the Holiday Catalogue. . Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The labels under the bauble and for the greeting are from Stitched Labels. This greeting is from anothetr favourite greeting from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue, called Itty Bitty Christmas.

Stampin Up 2019 3D bauble Christmas card using Gleaming Ornaments punch pack, Stitched Labels dies and Brightly Gleaming DSP from the Holiday Catalogue. . Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, and the Gleaming Punch Duo.

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The Punch Duo is available alone, or in a bundle with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set for 10% discount (see the links at the end of the post).

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Now it's time to check in with the other girls in the Art With Heart Team who love to share their Christmas creating. We love to create and share and enjoy the wonderful journey of bring a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. We are always looking for new people to join our team from anywhere in Australia. Contact me, or any of the other grils on the blog hop to enquire about joining our team for fun as a hobby demonstrator or to make some extra cash.

Tonight we have:

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Judy May

 

Thanks for checking in to see what we have been making today. Look forward to seing back here during the week for some more snowglobe cards.

Have a happy and creative week,

Claire 

 

Product List

Still Scenes Bundle
 
Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En)
 
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper
 
Copper Foil Sheets
 
Linen Thread
 
Pretty Peacock A4 Cardstock
 
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
 
Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
 
Snow Globe Shaker Dome
 
Snowflake Sequins
 
Stitched Labels Dies
 
Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)
 
1/4" Copper Trim
 

Heart of Christmas Week 5 - Spreading the joy of being creative for a handmade Christmas.

Time to spread some more Christmas creating joy around the internet! Welcome to week 5 of the Heart of Christmas blog hops, bought to you by my fabulous Art with Heart team.

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This week I have been playing with the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack, and the coordinating cards and envelopes. These two products together make for some very quick and easy cards, and the card pack is also great for pocket scrapbooking.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the products I am playing with this week. Here is the card pack.

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The coordinating cards and envelope pack is perfectly sized to fit the cards, and is patterned  if you want to use a smaller card.

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I made three quick Christmas cards, and dressed them up a little with a few extra embellishments.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For this first card I added a copper star element, some red rhinestones on the tree and a stamped greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For my second card I added some of the coordinating Night Before Christmas DSP, a Toile Tiding glitter enamel dot, and some red rhinestones. The Old Olice piece at the top and bottom of the 3x4 card, is from a piece of cardstock punched with the Everyday Label Punch.

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Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For the final card, I have trimmed down one of the bigger Memories and More cards so I could add some red glimmer paper behind it for a bit more sparkle. I also added some of the Holiday Rhinestones to the stars on the card.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.
Finally I used some of the cards in a double-sided 6x8 pocket scrapbooking page.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

A tip for keeping photos in place in the top loading pocket pages. I cut a strip from one of the coordinating cards and made banner ends in it. I then folded this over the top of the top pocket and adhered it each side. I decorated it with an embellishment sticker from the kit and a couple of rhinestones. This keeps the top photos from falling out of the pockets.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look.

Stampin Up Night Before Christmas (2019 Holiday Catalogue) Memories and More projects by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to check in and see what else the clever Art with Heart team girls have come up with for Heart of Christmas this week.

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Christina Barnes

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Michelle Taylor

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our creations this week.

Claire

 

Product List
Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Night Before Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Real Red Glimmer Paper
Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots
Star Designer Elements
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Everyday Label Punch
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive A4 Card Stock
Variety Pack 6" X 8" Photo Pocket Pages