Heart of Christmas Week 13: Happy Holly Days

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Hello friends. Time for another Christmas blog hop with the Art with Heart team. How is your Christmas card making going? There is plenty of time to get started and I hope the ideas we present each week are inspiring you.

Today's card features the cute little bird from Happy Holly Days stamp set, which is in the Stampin Up July to December mini catalogue. This stamp set also can be purchased in a bundle with a coordinating Holly Border Punch, but I have just used the stamp set today. View the punch and the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I have watercoloured the bird, holly and berries using water painters, ink from the inside of my ink pad lids, and Fluid 100 watercolour paper. This set doesn't have any dies, so I fussy cut which was pretty easy using my paper snips. I attached some of the gold fabric holly leaves to the underside of the coloured holly, and then attached that all to the bird with a Dimensional, and the bird to a die cute Ornate Layers shape (in Very Vanilla). My base card is Garden Green, followed by a Crumb Cake layer which has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

My sentiment is from another set in the mini catalogue called Peaceful Deer. With all that has happened in the world this year, I really love this sentiment. Here's a closer look at the Happy Holly Days stamp set.

Stampin Up Happy Holly Days Stamp Set available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team girls. Next up we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day, 

Claire

 

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2021 Stampin Up Heart of Christmas Week 3: Whimsy and Wonder Sneak Peek

Heart of Christmas Header 2021 Hello stampers. Today I am bringing you some Stampin' Up! Christmas cards for Week 3 of Heart of Christmas 2021. This is also a sneak peek of a new suite in the 2021 Stampin Up July to December Mini Catalogue. My strategy for my Christmas cards is to make 4-5 cards each week, so I can keep on top of the ones I would like to send, and have them completed in time to write in by mid November. Then I can concentrate on tags, hand-made gift wrapping and ornaments. Sometimes this will mean quite simple cards and this is what I have gone with this week.

Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Stampin Up Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These cards use a brand new suite coming in the July to December Mini Catalogue (you can request your free catalogues HERE, as I have them to mail out now ahead of the catalogue start date on August 3rd). The suite is called Whimsy and Wonder and it's really cute - non traditional colours and a fun take on Christmas.

For this card I have used a 3cm strip of the DSP, and paired it with Blushing Bride cardstock. I have used my blending brushes to blend a little Blushing Bride ink under the whimsical tree die-cuts in Mint Macaron cardstock.

Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Stampin Up Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

All that was needed to finish these cards was some clear Rhinestone jewels and a greeting from the stamp set in this suite. I stamped that in Smoky Slate to coordinate with the soft colour palette.

Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Stampin Up Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Stampin Up Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next it's time to check out what the next Art with Heart team member has come up with. We are heading to the blog of Ros Davidson, who has been with my team for nearly 14 years! Ros always thinks outside the box, so I am looking forward to see what she comes up with.

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If you get lost along the way, or find a broken link, just head over to this week's blog hop coordinator Sharon Davern who has a list of all of this week's participants on her blog.

Don't forget to request your Mini Catalogue and Saleabration catalogues either from myself of any or the girls along the way in the blog hop.

Stampin Up Catalogues Australia: Get your FREE 2021 July to december Mini Catalalogue and Saleabration Catalogue.

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

Warm regards

Claire Daly

 


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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