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 

 

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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 15 - Christmas creations bought to you by the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team

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Welcome to our last week of Heart of Christmas for 2018. The team and I have really enjoyed bringing you these creations each week.  Today I have a bit of a mish mash of cards for you, as I am including the last of my Christmas cards that I haven't had a chance to blog yet.

First up we have this Z-fold card featuring Dashing Deer bundle, Merry Christmas to everyone bundle, and the gorgeous Joyous Noel Designer Paper.

Stampin Up Dashing Deer Z Fold 2018 Christmas Card Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Dashing Deer Z Fold 2018 Christmas Card Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Next up we have this card using Feathers and Frost stamp set, and my favourite sheet of paper from the whole Holiday Catalogue (from the All is Bright DSP pack). This was a super simple card, but the gold sequin trim and foil really give it some festive WOW.

Stampin Up Feathers and Frost 2018 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Feathers and Frost 2018 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have a set of 3 cards using Mistletoe Season stamp set, and Under the Mistletoe DSP from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Mistletoe Season 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Mistletoe Season 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Mistletoe Season 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed the last of my 5 Christmas cards, and this years season of Heart of Christmas.  We have really enjoyed sharing our Christmas creating with you. Next week I will be adding the inserts to each of my cards and writing in them, ready to post in early December.

Now it's time to  visit the rest of the Art with Heart team who have participated this week. Enjoy!

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Catherine Proctor

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

 

Thanks again for checking in on the last week of Heart of Christmas! I'll be back soon with some new creations,

Claire

 

 


Stampin' Up! fancy fold Share What You Love suite card

Hello crafters. Happy Monday!

Today I have a fancy fold card for you. I was inspired to make this card when I saw a lovely sample my team member Ros Davidson shared on our team forum.

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

When the belly band comes off, the card opens to an area you can write your greeting. 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is perfect for this fancy fold, because it is cardstock weight. It also has beautiful patterns and lots of coordinating colours which makes it super versatile. The actual fold is super simple. Here is what I did:

  1. I started with a piece of DSP 12" x 6"
  2. I scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10" on the long side.
  3. I marked a spot with a pencil at the halfway mark of the shortest side (3")
  4. I cut on the diagonal from that spot on the left hand edge, to the top of the 4" score line, and from the top of the 8" score line to the half way spot on the right hand edge.
  5. Then just fold as shown. So easy!

 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the matching embellishments in the suite as well, because this makes getting a coordinated finish really easy. 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You will be seeing more creations from me over the next month using this lovely suite of products. It's one of my favourites in the catalogue! Check out the links at the end of this post for the individual products in this suite.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy day,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some side views to show how it folds up.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.

Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.

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The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.

  1.  Caroline Manwaring
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Monika O'Neill
  4.  Sharon Davern
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Andrea Roberts
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Claire Daly  (you are here!)
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. Kimberly Hern
  12. Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.

Have a happy week,

Claire

 


Just a quick post to show you this folding card I made a month or two ago for a lovely friend who was retiring from the Stampin' Up! Office at Utah. 

I've used the Delightful Daisy Suite, which is new in the 2017 Annual Catalogue, as well as Wild About Flowers which has lots of great sentiments for retirement cards. See all these products in the links at the bottom of the post.

I used this tutorial shared by the lovely Lyssa at Song of My Heart Stampers, and made a few tweeks to fit our C6 envelope size.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Four fold card using Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Suite and Wild About Flowers stamp set. Design cased from Lyssa Griffin. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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

Claire

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