Colour Creations Week 41 Sahara Sand with Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Bundle

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Hey friends, welcome to another week of Colour Creations blog hop by the Art with Heart Team. This week we are playing with Sahara Sand.

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My card is a super quick and easy one this week, as I was running a bit late to get it created and up on my blog. I had the colour scheme and products in my head though, so it was pretty quick to get it done. I have used the cactus Cuties punch bundle from the 2022 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue.

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Hello Card, by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used Shimmery White for my background and have embossed the front layer with the Painted Texture embossing folder (I used my blending brushes to add dome Sahara Sand ink in the centre before I embossed). The pot is stamped in Sahara Sand, the cactus in Mint Macaron and the flowers in Polished Pink.

Here's a closer look at my colour combination. Stampin Up Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink Colour Combination / Color Combo

 

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Hello Card, by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Cactus Cuties punch bundle made cutting out some of the bits for this card super easy. Punch bundles are so quick and easy and I love how reasonably priced they are!

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties bundle. 2022 release. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team girls have done with Sahara Sand. Next up, we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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If you get lost along the way, head over to Cathy Proctor's blog as she has the full list of participants on there.

Thanks for checking in today with the Art with Heart Team. See you back here again soon.

Claire 

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Stampin' Up! Grassy Grove Bundle Thinking of You Card

Hello friends. Today I wanted to show and give you step by step instructions for a handmade thinking of you card that I made with the Grassy Grove bundle from the 2022 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. I have also used the Saleabration Special Moments sentiment set. You can get this awesome set FREE with a $180 order until March 16th. I'll give you more details about Saleabration later in the post.

Here's today's card. I really love how it turned out. I have only used the Grove dies part of the bundle here, but I know I will use both parts of the bundle, so I wanted to save the 10% on both (yes demonstrators get these discounts too, as well as an extra 20-25% off at least!).

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

How beautiful is that paper behind the die cut? That's the amazing New Horizons 6x6" paper pack (find it HERE in the online store). There are 12 gorgeous watercolour like landscape scenes. It's soooooooo beautiful!

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So let's get you step by step instructions to make this card. Before I do that, I wanted to invite you to become a subscriber to get additional inspiration from me and advance notice of online classes, clearance and retired product sales.

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Step by Step Instructions for Grassy Grove Card (all products used are linked at the end of the post)

  1. Start with a side folding standard size Crumb Cake card base (for Australia that's 1/2 an A4 sheet cut vertically and folded / burnished with bone folder in the middle.
  2. Cut a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock 1/4 cm smaller on all sides than the base card (for Australia the measurement for the Evergreen Cardstock would be 10cm x 14.3cm).
  3. Centre the large grove die onto the Evergreen layer and die-cut. 
  4. Insert the die cut piece into the Bark embossing folder and run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine again. Make sure you do the embossing last, otherwise the die-cutting will flatten the embossing.
  5. Cut a piece of the New Horizons DSP 1/4 cm smaller on all sides than the Evening Evergreen piece (for Australia that would be 9.5cm x 15.8 cm). Attach this to the base card with Multipurpose Glue or Stampin' Seal.
  6. Attach the die-cut and embossed Evergreen Elegance card over the top of the New Horizons DSP using Multipurpose Glue or Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut the two deer from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and use a sponge dauber to apply some Crumb Cake ink to the very edges of each deer.
  8. Attach the deer to the left of the grove opening as shown (I used Dimensionals to attach)
  9. Stamp the Thinking of You sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set (pictured and linked below), in Evening Evergreen onto a Shimmery White cardstock strip 1.8cm (just under 3/4" wide). Using this width allows you to punch the ends using the amazing Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (pictured and linked below).
  10. Attach the sentiment to the card with Dimensionals and then attach a double bow of linen thread.

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at three of the key products I have used today.

Grassy Grove Bundle (get a FREE level 1 Saleabration item with this if you buy it before March 16th, or spend $81 more and upgrade to get the FREE Special Moments sentiment set).

Stampin Up Grassy Grove bundle. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Special Moments Saleabration Level 2 FREE gift (only available until March 16th).

Saleabration Special Moments stamp set. Available to earn until 16th March from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

Punch 6 labels in one with the Stampin Up Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

The Grassy Grove bundle is definitely one to add to your collection. I've got a few more cards to show you over the next couple of weeks using this gorgeous bundle.

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

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Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back later in the week with some more inspiration.

Claire

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Heart of Christmas Week 22: Stampin' Up! One Sheet Wonder

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It's our last week of Heart of Christmas for the Art with Heart Team in 2022, so I wanted to make sure I joined in. I have used a One Sheet Wonder template that our wonderful Demonstrator Development Managers shared with us when they held a Craftalongathon for Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators. There are lots of different one sheet wonder cutting templates floating around and they make it quick and easy to make a bunch of cards.

All of the DSP I have used in these four cards came from one 6x6" piece of  Painted Season Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up One Sheet Wonder Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For two of the cards I have just embossed with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder straight onto the front layer of the Pool Party card, for the other two I cut an additional layer and embossed it with the Merry Merlot embossing folder.

Stampin Up One Sheet Wonder Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up One Sheet Wonder Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For the cluster of embellishments on each card, I have sponged one of the Wonderful Snowflake embellishments (part of the Whimsy and Wonder Suite in the 2021 July to December Mini) with Pool Party ink (using a sponge dauber). I also included a piece of looped silver metallic trim (from the Simply Elegant Trim combo in the Annual Catalogue) and a little die cut tree from the Christmas Tree Dies (also part of the Whimsy and Wonder Suite in the 2021 July to December Mini). I finished off with a sentiment from Peaceful Deer stamp set, which I stamped in Evening Evergreen ink.

Stampin Up One Sheet Wonder Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Next up we have the lovely Michele Taylor.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, head over to the blog of Tina Gillespie, who has the full list of everyone participating.

Thanks for joining us on our last Heart of Christmas for 2021. We have enjoyed bringing these blog hops to you. Continue to follow along on Wednesday nights for the Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week the team are playing with Merry Merlot.

Claire

 

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Two Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Christmas Cards for Colour Creations.

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Hello stampers! I'm playing along with my team Colour Creations blog hop today. We are using one of my very favourite neutral colours, Gray Granite. This is a beautiful 'griege' shade - a little bit grey, a little bit beige.

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Since I'm right in the swing of Christmas cards right now, I have two Gray Granite Christmas cards to share with you today. The first one uses Merriest Moments bundle from the Stampin' Up! Australia July to December Mini Catalogue.

Stampin 2021 Merriest Moments Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

I have used the Merriest Moments embossing folder on the Gray Granite cardstock layer, and then used my sponge dauber to sponge on a little more Gray Granite ink to the embossed bit to highlight it some more. I've stamped the Poinsettia's in Blackberry Bliss, and added some gold embellishments. Both of these colours work great with Gray Granite.

Stampin 2021 Merriest Moments Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The next card is a case of one of the free tutorials I sent my subscribers a few weeks ago. I love how the design of that one turned out, that I recreated it in Gray Granite too.

Stampin 2021 Peaceful Deer Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

For this one I have used some of the new Ever Eden DSP, coming to customers along with coordinating embellishments and an early release bundle from the January to June mini catalogue. I have used the Evening Evergreen jewels from the 2021-22 InColor Jewels pack, some gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim Combo and the sentiment, deer and coordinating punch are from the Peaceful Deer Bundle. That's the Timeworn Type embossing folder on the background Gray Granite piece. Such a GORGEOUS folder!

Stampin 2021 Peaceful Deer Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Before we move onto the next card, here's a fun blooper for you. Our lovely Simba likes to get in on the photo love sometimes when I am trying to take photos of my cards. He even looks like he is posing in this one.

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Now it's time to move on and see what the next Art with Heart team member has made with Gray Granite. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. I really enjoy her creations.

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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 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Catherine Proctor, and she will have the list of all participants.

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Thanks for checking in today. I hope you enjoy all the Gray Granite creations.

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.

Stampin Up Beaty of tomorrow stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Have a fabulous day, and thanks for stopping by today.

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