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.

Stamin Up Be Dazzling DSP which you can earn for free with a qualifying order up to 30th September 2021.

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.

New Team Members Needed

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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.

Saleabration Joining Offer button 2021Before I go, I wanted to let you know about a fabulous joining offer (and it's fine to join just for yourself as a hobby) where you can get up to $339 worth of Stampin' Up! products, for just $169. You'll also get to be part of my Art with Heart team and the fabulous Stampin' Up! global community. You can read all about this fabulous joining offer HERE, or ask any of my team members along the blog hop.

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card

Hello crafty friends.

Today I have another card using the Quiet Meadow bundle from the Stampin' Up! Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue. I love this bundle, probably one of my favourites in the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadows Thinking of You Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a base of Soft Succulent cardstock and embossed it with the Pretty Flower embossing folder. The various wildflowers were die cut from Fluid 100 watercolour paper and then I used my Aquapainters to colour them. I used Soft Succulent ink on the stems and leaves, and Polished Pink for the flowers. I tied them together with some white bakers twine and then adhere to the card in a couple of places with glue dots. Finally I stamped my sentiment from Quiet Meadows stamp set in Soft Succulent onto Basic White cardstock and cut it out using one of the dies from the Ornate Labels Dies.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadows Thinking of You Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some more projects using Quiet Meadow Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Designers.

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Stampin Up 2021 Christmas Cards: Poinsettia Petals for Heart of Christmas Week 1

Heart of Christmas Header 2021I'm excited that our Art with Heart Team Christmas themed blog hop is back for another year. From today right through until mid December, we will be providing Christmas card inspiration for you every Monday night. This year it will also be a true blog hop format, so much easier to navigate and see all the wonderful inspiration.

I'm using one of my favourite stamp sets that carried over to the Stampin Up Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue: Poinsettia Petals, along with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies. I used these two products so much last year and I absolutely love them. I have given them a new life for a 2021 Christmas card, by combining it with some brand new products.

2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Poinsettia Petals. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.
The new products I have used are (links at end of post to take you to these products in the online store): 

  • Soft Succulent cardstock (one of the new 2021-23 Stampin' Up' InColors) as the base.
  • The gorgeous new Tidings of Christmas DSP from the Annual Catalogue. This paper is 15% off right now in our DSP sale.
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper (I have used the gold on this project) cut with the Encircled in Beauty Dies for the piece underneath the Poinsettia
  • Evening Evergreen Ink to stamp the greeting onto the Soft Succulent cardstock.

2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Poinsettia Petals. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The poinsettia layers are embossed in gold onto Shimmery White cardstock and layered together, and over the gold decorative circle, with Dimensionals.  I have added in some foliage cut with the Poinsettia Dies from Soft Succulant cardstock. To finish my card off I added in some Champagne Rhinestones which were the perfect colour for my project.

Here's a reminder of how gorgeous the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia Dies are.

Stampin Up Poinsettia petals stamp set for Christmas 2021. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Poinsettia dies for Christmas 2021. Available in my online store in Australia

Now it's time to check out who's next opn our Christmas blog hop. Next up we have the very creative Vicki Boucher. I'm sure you will love Vicki's creation.

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If you get lost along the way, or discover a broken link, head back over to our host Sharon Davern's blog, where she has a list of everyone who is participating.

You can find all of the products I used today using the links at the end of post. 

Thanks for checking out week one of the Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas for 2021. I'm looking forward to creating lots more Christmas cards for inspiration, in the weeks to come.

See you again soon,

Claire

 

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Stampin Up Thinking of You Card: Quiet Meadow Bundle & Collage Stamping Technique

Hello friends. Today I have a 'thinking of you' card using the new Quiet Meadow bundle in the Stampin Up Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue. We will also be using a stamping technique called collage stamping.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow used with Collage Stamping Technique. 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
"Collage" was originally a French word, derived from the word coller, meaning "to paste." The stamping interpretation of that is to combine a variety of themed stampings, balanced in both colour and composition. That's easy to do when you have multiple coordinating stamps in a set, like we do with the Stampin' Up! sets.

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Here's a look at the complete card. The light has caught the Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper so it looks like two different colours, but it isn't. This paper is really pretty.

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I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock. I have stamped one layer of the collage stamping in Crumb Cake ink. This is just basically layering the stamps to give the coverage and composition you want. I also used  Early Espresso to add another layer on the collage, and carried that colour through to the stamping on the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you again soon.

Claire

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