Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas Cards

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Today I am sharing two Christmas cards I have made using the Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree stamp set from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This is a really traditional stamp set, so I have used traditional colours of reds, greens and gold.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I think I like the one with touches of red best (mainly because I messed the other one up, but more about that later). The DSP I have used is Boughs of Holly, and I have used Distressed Gold Specialty paper as an accent (LOVE this paper!). 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I have embossed the sentiment and bow on top of the tree in gold, and added some sparkly Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The tree is stamped onto Shimmery White, and is stamped in three layers (the stamps are photopolymer so easy to line up). The base layer is Soft Succulent, then I have used Shaded Spruce as the next layer and embossed gold for the trim on the tree. For the basket / container at the base of the tree I have used Crumb Cake. I've used the Rectangle Stitched Dies and Stylish Shapes dies to cut shapes. The gold corner pieces were cut with the Very Best Trio Punch. These are actually corners I cut from the other card and I will link to a video below showing you what I mean.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

For my second card, I have used the same background DSP (Boughs of Holly) but have just stuck to greens and golds. 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

My ink colours were Soft Succulent as the base tree, and then Evening Evergreen as the highlights. I've embossed some ornaments from the stamp set onto the tree in addition to the trim, and for the tree topper I have used a die cut star (from the Tree Lot Dies) with a Champagne Rhinestone inside. 

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I made a bit of a mistake in using the Very best Trio Punch in making this card. If you look closely at the corner pieces, you will see that there is a concave and outward curved section. If you just move the punch around the cardstock corners, you DON'T end up with a mirror image. I learnt in the process that you need to punch one side and then flip the cardstock to get a mirror image shape. If you are on Facebook, this short video shows you what I mean, and also shows you how I got the corner pieces to use on other projects.

Now I have got the hang of it, I love my new Very Best Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Very Best Trio Punch. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

 

Here's a look at the Trimming the Tree stamp set.

Stampin Up Trimming the Tree stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual and July to December Mini Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin Up Trimming the Tree 2022 Christmas cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

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If you are interested in seeing more Christmas cards, you can check out this month's Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop by visiting my team member Sharon's blog.

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

Claire

 

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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

 

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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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Colour Creations Week 32: Pacific Point & Stampin Up Let's Set Sail Bundle

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHi friends. I had a chance to do some creating on the weekend, so I am delighted to be able to participate in our weekly Art with Heart Team Colour Creations blog hop. Our team girls have lots of fun creating and sharing with you and each other, each week.

Today our colour is Pacific Point. This isn't a colour I tend to reach for very often, but I do like it. It's a nice bright blue.

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This colour always makes me think of the ocean, so I have chosen the new Let's Set Sail Bundle for my card today. This bundle consists of a stamp set and coordinating punch.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

This is a great new bundle. Punch bundles are usually quite a bit cheaper than die and stamp bundles, and I love the ease of just grabbing a punch instead of getting out my die cutting machine. This is a great stamp set for masculine cards, and has some versatile sentiments in a great font. I really like the different ocean stamps for grounding the sailing boat image too.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle.

Here is my colour combination for today's card.

Colour Combination Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray.

To make this card I started with a C6 top folding card in Basic White. I then cut another layer 10cm x 14.3cm and cut a circle in the centre using the second largest Layering Circle Die. I then embossed that piece with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (emboss after you cut the circle for the best effect). I then cut a piece of Basic White cardstock slightly bigger than the die cut circle and blended some Pacific Point ink in an ombre pattern. This was adhered to the back of the die cut circle opening with some Tear and Tape. I then stamped the birds in Pacific Point ink at the top of the blending. This whole panel was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.

The ship is stamped in Basic Gray and the Sails in Real Read, and both cut out with the punch. I've adhered the sails with Dimensionals them up a little.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

To finish my card I stamped the greeting in Basic Grey and cut it out with one of the Rectangle Stitched dies. 

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I then tied a double strand of White bakers twine to the top of the card.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can find the products I have used today in my online store, by using the links at the end of the post. Now it's time to see what the other ladies in the team have created using Pacific Point. Next up we have the lovely Sharon Davern.  

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

Claire

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Deer Builder Punch for Heart of Christmas Week 5

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Hello stamping friends. It's time for some more Christmas creations. This week I am playing with the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Deer Builder Punch. These were quick and easy to make, so I made 3. My card uses products that will be available tomorrow with the launch of the Stampin' Up! Australia 2021 July to December Mini Catalogue and the beginning of Saleabration (where you can earn free products with each $90 you spend before postage). 

Stampin Up Painted Christmas, Christmas to Remember and Deer Buider Punch. 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I started with a base Evening Evergreen card, and added a layer of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. Next I cut a strip of coordinating Painted Christmas DSP 12.5cm x 3.7cm, and cut a banner end. This was adhered to the base layer of DSP using Stampin' Seal.

Stampin Up Painted Christmas, Christmas to Remember and Deer Buider Punch. 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Next I cut a scalloped circle of Evening Evergreen cardstock, using the Layering Circles Dies. This was adhered (with Dimensionals) over the banner piece (the top of the scalloped circle is about 1.5cm from the top of the banner piece in my sample). I then cut the cute Reindeer out of the GORGEOUS Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. You can earn this paper (8 sheet pack) for FREE with a $90 order during Saleabration. It's so pretty. It looks like thousands of mini sequins. I have attached it to the scalloped circle using Stampin' Seal, but you could also use Dimensionals. My greeting is from the new Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Stampin Up Painted Christmas, Christmas to Remember and Deer Buider Punch. 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's cards. I'll be back with more creations during the week. Now it's time to see what our next Art with Heart Team friend has made for Christmas 2021. Next up we have the lovely Caroline Manwaring.

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 If you get lost along the way or find a broken link, you can head over to Rachel Woollard's blog to see a full list of participants.

Have a wonderful week. Check back here tomorrow morning for all the exciting news about free products for Saleabration.

Claire