Heart of Christmas Week 10: Santa Express Memories and More for Quick and easy Christmas Cards

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Welcome to another week of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team Heart of Christmas blog hop. This week I decided to use the Santa Express Memories and More Card Pack and the coordinating cards and envelopes, to make a couple of quick cards. I love that the cards and envelopes are perfectly sized and coloured for the Memories and More cards as this makes for very quick and easy cards. 

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

For this card, I started with one of the 6x4" cards adhered directly onto one of the coordinating cards. I cut one of the 6x4" cards down to a 2" strip which I cut a banner end in. This pops behind one of the 3x4" cards. The corner stickers and 'hohoho' embellishment piece is included in the card pack. To adhere the wooden embellishment, I placed some multipurpose glue onto a silicon sheet, and used a sponge dauber to sponge it onto the back. When it's tacky, I then adhered it. The glue peels easily off the silicon sheet. I have also added a couple of red rhinestone jewels to the berries on the corner stickers.

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

For my second card I have just used three of the 3x4 cards in various ways, which are attached to one of the 6x4" cards which is adhered directly onto one of the coordinating base cards. I have cut one on the 3x4" cards down (the Evening Evergreen one to pop behind the others. I then offset one and attached it to the feature card (I added the feature card to an Evening Evergreen mat first). 

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

I attached the 'joy' wooden embellishment (from the card pack), the same way as the previous card. The rest of the sentiment is stamped from the Brightest Glow stamp set. I then added some red rhinestone jewels to the corner berries for some added dimension.

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

I hope you like these quick and easy cards. I love the colours and ease of creating with this Memories and More pack. Perfect for Christmas creating!

Now it time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team have created for this week's Heart of Christmas. Next up we have the lovely and creative Rachel Woollard.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, head over to Sharon Davern's blog as she has the full list of everyone participating.

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card

Hello friends,

I'm back sharing a 2022 Christmas card with you using the Decorated with Happiness bundle from the 2022 July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

My card base is Blackberry Bliss, and my centre panel is Shimmery White with Soft Succulent ink blended in an ombre pattern. Before I adhered the blended cardstock to the cardfront, I:

  • Stamped some of the pine leaf pattern on the edges of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, using Blackberry Bliss ink; and
  • Added a length of scalloped gold foil either side. I die cut this using one of the dies in the Penned Flowers Dies (part of the Hand Penned bundle).

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I have cut two of the pine branches (from the Decorated with Pine Dies) in Soft Succulent and adhered them to the blended cardstock (you can either do this by using adhesive sheets, or you can also add a bit of Multipurpose Glue to a silicon sheet and use a sponge dauber to add it to the back of the die cut).

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Next I die cut 2 of the baubles in three different papers - Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Very Vanilla Glimmer paper (in the Glimmer Specialty paper pack) and in Gold Foil. I used the adhesive sheets on the back when I cut these baubles. I adhered the Blackberry Bliss ones to the card first, and then filled in the extra pieces alternating between the glimmer paper and the gold foil. For the bows, I have used some Gold and Vanilla Satin-Edged Ribbon (in the July to December Mini Catalogue) which I cut in half lengthways, and some Gold Metallic Trim (from the Simply Elegant Trim Combo). I just made a bow out of both lengths together.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

To finish my card, I stamped the greeting from the Decorated with Happiness Stamp Set, in Blackberry Bliss ink. My embellishments are the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

This card is an adaptation of one of the 6 cards included in my Instant Download Decorated with Happiness PDF Class which is available in my PDF Class Shop if this is of interest to you.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Perched in A Tree 2022 Christmas Card

Hello friends. 

It feels like ages since I have blogged, but in reality it's only been a week. It was production week at my son's high school last week, and he had a minor lead, along with my eldest (now 2 years post high school) was the technical director for the show, so of course I had to attend every show! Then I managed to pick up a respiratory bug (thankfully not Covid) that has hit me hard the last 3 days. Bring on the sunshine I say (in Australia we are in the last month of winter). 

I do have plenty of cards I 'prepared earlier' and have yet to share on my blog though. 

I made this Christmas card for my subscriber tutorials last week. It features the new Perched in a Tree bundle from the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I used the dies in the bundle to create a mask, and then blended some Gray Granite ink to create the background.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I then ran the whole piece through the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (choose this folder as free gift with a $90 order during Saleabration which ends on 31st August). You can see all the Saleabration choices currently available HERE.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The branch and the bird have been water coloured using ink from my ink pad lids, and Water Painters. I used Gray Granite for the branch, and Gray Granite, Basic Gray and Blackberry Bliss for the bird.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I really loved how this Christmas card turned out. The Perched in a Tree bundle is gorgeous, and you can even the earn the dies in the bundle (called the Aspen Tree Dies) as a free gift with a $180 spend (before postage) during Saleabration which ends on August 31st. You can see all the Saleabration choices currently available HERE.

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the July to December Mini Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas Cards

Hey there friend.

Today I am sharing two Christmas cards I have made using the Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree stamp set from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This is a really traditional stamp set, so I have used traditional colours of reds, greens and gold.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I think I like the one with touches of red best (mainly because I messed the other one up, but more about that later). The DSP I have used is Boughs of Holly, and I have used Distressed Gold Specialty paper as an accent (LOVE this paper!). 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I have embossed the sentiment and bow on top of the tree in gold, and added some sparkly Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The tree is stamped onto Shimmery White, and is stamped in three layers (the stamps are photopolymer so easy to line up). The base layer is Soft Succulent, then I have used Shaded Spruce as the next layer and embossed gold for the trim on the tree. For the basket / container at the base of the tree I have used Crumb Cake. I've used the Rectangle Stitched Dies and Stylish Shapes dies to cut shapes. The gold corner pieces were cut with the Very Best Trio Punch. These are actually corners I cut from the other card and I will link to a video below showing you what I mean.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

For my second card, I have used the same background DSP (Boughs of Holly) but have just stuck to greens and golds. 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

My ink colours were Soft Succulent as the base tree, and then Evening Evergreen as the highlights. I've embossed some ornaments from the stamp set onto the tree in addition to the trim, and for the tree topper I have used a die cut star (from the Tree Lot Dies) with a Champagne Rhinestone inside. 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I made a bit of a mistake in using the Very best Trio Punch in making this card. If you look closely at the corner pieces, you will see that there is a concave and outward curved section. If you just move the punch around the cardstock corners, you DON'T end up with a mirror image. I learnt in the process that you need to punch one side and then flip the cardstock to get a mirror image shape. If you are on Facebook, this short video shows you what I mean, and also shows you how I got the corner pieces to use on other projects.

Now I have got the hang of it, I love my new Very Best Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Very Best Trio Punch. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

 

Here's a look at the Trimming the Tree stamp set.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual and July to December Mini Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Want more Christmas Card Inspiration?

If you are interested in seeing more Christmas cards, you can check out this month's Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop by visiting my team member Sharon's blog.

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

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas 2022 with the Art with Heart Team - Week 3

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Hey friends, I am excited because I FINALLY got to participate in our team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. This is the 6th consecutive year our lovely Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team ladies have put on Heart of Christmas. It's an activity our team really enjoys. Today is week 3, but at the end of the post I will also add links to weeks 1 and 2.

I'm showcasing two new products from the Stampin' Up! July to December mini catalogue today. The Spruced Up bundle, and the Celebrate Everything Host Designer Series paper (page 87). This paper is able to redeem with Stampin' Rewards and I have also been giving sample packs to my purchasing customers (and will be again for any orders in July). It's so bright and happy and has some great designs. It's 12x12" in size, and this shows one of the 6x6" 12 sheet sample packs I'm giving (minus the couple of bits I used!).

Stampin Up Celebrate Everything Host DSP July to December Mini Catalogue 2022

My first Christmas card uses the black and white Christmas tree design from this paper. I have combined it with some of the bright and happy trees cut from the Spruced Up bundle (I particularly love the outline deigns). I have used Parakeet Party for my base card, and Parakeet Party, Shaded Spruce and Pool Party for the trees. One tip when using these dies; this is one of those instances where the adhesive sheets are super handy, especially for the outline dies.  

Stampin Up Spruced Up 2022 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Me sentiment from the Spruced Up stamp set is embossed in white onto Polished Pink cardstock. I finished up with some clear Rhinestone jewels and some silver metallic thread (in the Simply Elegant trim combo).

Stampin Up Spruced Up 2022 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card uses the same bundle and another sheet from the DSP, but I have added in the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder and the cute Caravan from the Tree Lot Saleabration dies. These dies are SO awesome and coordinate with the Trees for Sale stamp set (see all the details in my previous blog post).

Stampin Up Spruced Up, Whimsical Wonderland embossing folder, Tree Lot Saleabration dies 2022 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used one of the stitched circles from the Stylish Shapes dies to highlight the trees a bit more. The base card is Pool Party. Is the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder a fun design?

Stampin Up Spruced Up, Whimsical Wonderland embossing folder, Tree Lot Saleabration dies 2022 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team have made for this week's Hear of Christmas. Next up we have our lovely Kathryn Ruddick. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has created this week.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, head over to our Heart of Christmas blog hop coordinator Sharon Davern's blog as she has a lit of participants there. You can also find Week 1 and 2 of the blog hop via Sharon's blog. Week 1 is here, and Week 2 is here

Thanks for joining us tonight,

Claire