Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer 2021 Christmas card for Heart of Christmas Week 14

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Welcome back to another week of the Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. This week I have a card using Peaceful Reindeer bundle. I am in love with this bundle! I have used the beautiful Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. You can view all of the products I have used today, using the links at the end of the post.

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

 

My colours are Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen. I have stamped off some of the trees in the background and love how that creates the look of a forest. The Holiday Rhinestones add just the right amount of festive bling. 

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

 

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Art with Heart team have made for this week's blog hop. Next up we have the very talented Rachel Woollard

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If you get lost anywhere along the blog hop, head over to Tina Gillespie's blog as she has a full list of all the blog hop participants. 

Have a great day,

Claire

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Bloom Where You are Planted Suite and Plentiful Plants Bundle

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Today I have a card that is perfect for the plant lovers (and that's me too!). This thank you card, features a brand new suite in the 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Bloom Where You are Planted. The centre piece in this bundle is the Plentiful Plants Bundle of stamp set and coordinating dies. There is also a delightful plant themed Bloom Where You are Planted Designer Series Paper and some paper lattice pieces.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Bundle and Bloom Where You are Planted Suite. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used Soft Succulent (a new 2021 InColor) as the base card, and the brick paper is from the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP. 

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Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Bundle and Bloom Where You are Planted Suite. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For this card, the posts and plants were actually cut from the DSP using the dies which coordinate with the images in a couple of the sheets of the paper. I also fussy cut a couple of others using paper snips. The macrame hanger and the pot stand were cut from Crumb Cake Cardstock using the dies. The lattice was sponged with Early Espresso ink (it comes as Kraft thick paper) so there was more definition between the bricks and the lattice. I tied a double layer of linen thread around the top of the card.

Here's a look at the bundle so you can see the leaves and pot dies included (that also coordinate with the paper - VERY cool).

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Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Bundle and Bloom Where You are Planted Suite. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The sentiment is the only thing stamped on this stamp set! I have used Early Espresso ink to stamp the greeting on Crumb Cake cardstock, and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut this out (I then trimmed some excess from the top and bottom of the label using my trimmer).

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Bundle and Bloom Where You are Planted Suite. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The good news is, you can buy all of these scrumptious products in one suite, all together. It's called the Bloom Where You are Planted Suite and you can find it HERE in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

Bloom Where You are Planted Suite by Stampin Up. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm looking forward to playing lots more with this beautiful bundle, and stamping some of the images too. Here are some projects from the Stampin' Up! designers using this suite.

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Colour Creations Showcase Week 48: So Saffron

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Hello friends. I'm finding myself with a little more creative time at the moment, so I am excited to be able to participate in some of the creative challenges with my Art with Heart team girls. This week's colour challenge is So Saffron, a very muted yellow and to be honest not one I have created with much in the last year. 

Here is my card. I chose to use the beautiful new Hand-Penned Petals bundle. By stamping off (stamping once on scrap paper and then onto your card without reinking) the Polished Pink and Soft Succulent once each, I came up with a soft colour combination using So Saffron.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the colour combination if you want to Pin It for future reference.

Stampin Up Color Combination 2021 InColors. Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, So Saffron and Basic Gray

One of the things I LOVE about this new bundle is it's designed for the stamping to be imperfect! I love the fresh vintage look you get when you stamp the solid colours for the leaves and flowers, and they don't quite fit perfectly. This really suits my style of stamping. I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in Basic Gray to tie in with the softer colour combination.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the scalloped edge die from the coordinating Penned Flower Dies to create the left side edging. The flowers are two of the largest flower bunch, placed together. Here's a look at the Hand-Penned suite. You can buy the suite together (which includes 10% discount on the bundle), the bundle with a 10% discount, or individual components of the suite. All the product links for today's project are at the end of the post. 

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I have used a couple of other new products on my card too. My sentiment is from a great new stamp set with 11 sentiments, called Inspired Thoughts. I really love the font in this set. I have also used a great new die set called Encirled in Beauty, and there is just a peek of one of the decorative circle shapes poppng out unter the sentiment. This is going to be one of my favourite die sets for sure.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at these two products (links at the end of the post will take you to these products in my online store). First the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.

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These are the new Encircled in Beauty Dies. The largest die in the set is 9.8 x 9.8cm, so they are perfectly sized for card fronts.

Encircled in Beauty Dies. New in 2021 Stampin Up. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you would like to see more So Saffron colour combinations, head over to Cathy's blog to see what the rest of the Art with Heart Team girls have been up to. 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire

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