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.

Memories nd More

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

Heart of Christmas Week 4 - Sharing the Joy of Christmas Creativity.

Welcome back to the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for week 4. Our aim is to spread the joy of Christmas creating as far and wide as we can.

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This week I am all about silver and shimmer!

Step by step instructions on blog, Detailed Deer dies, woodland embossing folder 2019 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This was actually a super fast card to make! Here's what I did:

  1. Prepared a top folding standard C6 size (1/2 A4 cut vertically and folded) using Seaside Spray cardstock.
  2. Cut a second layer of Seaside spray cardstock 9.8cm x 14cm (o4 3 & 13/16 x 6.5 inches)
  3. Emboss this layer using the Woodland embossing folder. 
  4. Using a sponge dauber and your Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink pad, sponge silver metallic ink over the embossed parts of the tree and branches. Put aside to dry for 10-15 minutes. (Tip: The manufacturer recommends not speeding up the drying time with heat, as it diminishes the lustre of the stamped image). Once dry, adhere to the card base using Multipurpose Glue or Snail.
  5. Die cut a nested label using whisper white cardstock. I have used the second largest one.
  6. Stamp a greeting bottom left side of the label, using the Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink. Set aside to dry for 10 minutes.
  7. Die cut the deer shape from Detailed Deer (in the Annual Catalogue). Adhere with Dimensionals onto the nested label (you can also add a glue dot to the antlers). Add three small rhinestones around the deer.
  8. Adhere this whole nested piece to the centre of the card using Dimensionals.

I'm obsessed with the Delicata inks right now.  Hands down the BEST metallic inks I have ever used. Air dries in 10-15 minutes, no smudging and has great lustre. It would be pretty quick and easy to whip up a batch of these Christmas cards too.

Step by step instructions on blog, Detailed Deer dies, woodland embossing folder 2019 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now let's check in with the Art With Heart girls and see what they have been creating this week.

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Di Furniss

Vicki Boucher

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

Sharon Davern

Michele Taylor

Thanks for stopping by today. We will see you next week for Heart of Christmas.

Claire


Art With Heart Team August Blog Hop - It's Christmas Creating Time!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 4th of September. If you would like a copy of the 2019 - 2020 Annual catalogue or the new Holiday catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

I've had sick kids all week and also unwell myself for a couple of days, so I have only been able to put together one card for you today. As soon as I saw this paper in the Night Before Christmas paper pack in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, I knew it would be perfect for a Santa and sleigh scene. Luckily we have just the die in the new Holiday Catalogue. It's part of the Jolly Seasons die pack on page 25.

Stampin Up Jolly Seasons dies, Night Before Christmas DSP in 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas card with Santa and sleigh by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have also used the Merry Christmas dies and the Merry Christmas to All stamp set (both now in the Annual Catalogue). The die cut pieces are cut from Silver glimmer paper and I have used some contrasting DSP in the Night Before Christmas paper pack to balance the card. I also added a Mossy Meadow bow, using the linen thread in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack . 

Stampin Up Jolly Seasons dies, Night Before Christmas DSP in 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas card with Santa and sleigh by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This was a pretty quick card to make, and I really like how it turned out. I will be using this die set lots more. I'm really beginning to warm to the retro patterns and colours in the Night Before Christmas DSP.

Stampin Up Jolly Seasons dies, Night Before Christmas DSP in 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas card with Santa and sleigh by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to continue the blog hop and visit my clever and talented team member Kate Morgan.

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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 participants below:

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Heart of Christmas Week 2 - Sharing the Joy of Christmas Creativity.

Excited to be back with you for week 2 of the Art With Heart Stampin' Up!' team's Heart of Christmas. We love sharing the joy of Christmas Creativity.

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This week's card is all about copper! Our new Brightly Gleaming Suite in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue (starting September 4th - have you got your copy?) has a beautiful copper foil theme, which will add real WOW to your Christmas projects.

Stampin Up, Brightly Gleaming, Christmas Gleaming, 2019, Holiday Catalog, Christmas Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This suite contains a stamp set and a punch pack duo for 2 sizes of ornaments. In addition to the copper foil accented Designer Series Paper, there are also some gorgeous embellishments in this suite. A ribbon with copper foil writing, some foil elements and the cute copper Star Designer Elements I have used on this card. This catalogue also introduces the Delicata metallic ink pads to our range.  These ink pads give a fabulous lustre stamped finish. They take a little longer to dry (10 minutes air dry and you are done) and it's recommended not to heat dry as it can reduce the lustre. I have used Celestial Copper Delicata ink pad for my greeting (which is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set in this suite). It's very hard to capture the gorgeous lustre in a photo.

Stampin Up, Brightly Gleaming, Christmas Gleaming, 2019, Holiday Catalog, Christmas Card. 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 making for week 2 of Heart of Christmas.

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Christina Barnes

Michele Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Judy May

 

Thanks for stopping by this week and checking out our Christmas creations. See you next week.

Claire and the Art with Heart Team girls


Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Purple Posy


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Welcome to the very last week of the Colour Creations blog hop. We are so grateful to our Art With Heart Team Member Catherine Proctor for coordinating this blog hop for us each week. What an amazing job she has done over the last 58 weeks. Thank you Catherine.

The team will be back in August with Christmas creations though. Why not take up the Extra Extra Special Join Up Offer (you can join just for yourself or to earn some part time $) and you can play along with us in August too. Any of the girls participating tonight would love to have you join their team.

Our last colour is Purple Posy, a lovely soft lilac colour. 

Purple Posy

For my card, I have used the Detailed Bands dies again (this time the larger of the decorative filligree liks pieces, and one of the label stamps). You need this gorgeous die set in your creative stash.

Stampin Up Purple Posy birthday card using Detailed Bands Dies and Perennial Essence DSP. 2019 Annual Catalogue card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have combined the Purple Posy with some of the Purple Posy linen ribbon, Night of Navy cardstock, and two lots of Designer Series Paper. The Purple Post script paper is from the 2019-20 InColour 6x6" paper stack.  The gorgeous Monet inspired floral paper, is called Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin Up Purple Posy birthday card using Detailed Bands Dies and Perennial Essence DSP. 2019 Annual Catalogue card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. You can view all of the products I have used today through the product links below my signature.

Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue/ Catalog Perennial Essence DSP. Available in my online store in Australia and https://clairedaly.typepad.com (and click shop now in right column).

Now it's time to head over to Catherine Proctor's blog to see what the Art With Heart Team Colour Creations crew have created with Purple Posy.

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

Claire

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