Heart of Christmas Week 10: Santa Express Memories and More for Quick and easy Christmas Cards

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Welcome to another week of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team Heart of Christmas blog hop. This week I decided to use the Santa Express Memories and More Card Pack and the coordinating cards and envelopes, to make a couple of quick cards. I love that the cards and envelopes are perfectly sized and coloured for the Memories and More cards as this makes for very quick and easy cards. 

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

For this card, I started with one of the 6x4" cards adhered directly onto one of the coordinating cards. I cut one of the 6x4" cards down to a 2" strip which I cut a banner end in. This pops behind one of the 3x4" cards. The corner stickers and 'hohoho' embellishment piece is included in the card pack. To adhere the wooden embellishment, I placed some multipurpose glue onto a silicon sheet, and used a sponge dauber to sponge it onto the back. When it's tacky, I then adhered it. The glue peels easily off the silicon sheet. I have also added a couple of red rhinestone jewels to the berries on the corner stickers.

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

For my second card I have just used three of the 3x4 cards in various ways, which are attached to one of the 6x4" cards which is adhered directly onto one of the coordinating base cards. I have cut one on the 3x4" cards down (the Evening Evergreen one to pop behind the others. I then offset one and attached it to the feature card (I added the feature card to an Evening Evergreen mat first). 

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

I attached the 'joy' wooden embellishment (from the card pack), the same way as the previous card. The rest of the sentiment is stamped from the Brightest Glow stamp set. I then added some red rhinestone jewels to the corner berries for some added dimension.

Stampin Up Santa Express Memories and More Pack for quick 2022 Christmas cards

I hope you like these quick and easy cards. I love the colours and ease of creating with this Memories and More pack. Perfect for Christmas creating!

Now it time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team have created for this week's Heart of Christmas. Next up we have the lovely and creative Rachel Woollard.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, head over to Sharon Davern's blog as she has the full list of everyone participating.

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 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 Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration Bundle 4 Ways

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Today I am showcasing four projects using one of the gorgeous Saleabration bundles you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Saleabration which is on during July and August. This is one of the level 2 gifts, so you can earn if for FREE with a $180 order before postage (read all about Saleabration and see all the things you can get earn FREE here). The bundle includes a gorgeous floral stamp set, and a coordinating 12x12" Designer Series paper pack.

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This card uses a quick and easy watercolour technique. I stamped the image in Orchid Oasis onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then spritzed the paper with water until the colour ran a bit.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've layered some of the gorgeous papers in the DSP pack, along with some layering vellum (love the prints in this!) and some linen thread. My greeting is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and is embossed in white onto Gray Granite cardstock.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card is super simple. I just used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut three images from the DSP, and layered them onto one of the DSP pieces and added a sentiment. This greeting is from the Potted Geranium stamp set, and is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Basic White cardstock. I have created the label ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, which punches two different types of label ends in three widths (super versatile in my craft stash).

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Quick and easy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next I created a little gift box to go with the above card. This was also super simple to make, as I used one of the new Envelope Treat Boxes (in the July to December mini catalogue) which are precut and scored. I just measured and cut pieces of the DSP to fit on the sides and top of the box (the closure is on the bottom). I also used the Tailored Tags dies to cut a little matching tag from the DSP. The Potted Geranium stamp set has some cute small sentiments to fit on the tag.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. DIY decorated gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Card and matching gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My fourth project is a fun fold card I made for my free subscriber tutorials a couple of weeks ago (you can subscribe for these HERE). 

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fun fold / fancy fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This card fold up nicely to fit inside a C6 envelope. I was inspired to make this after seeing some lovely cards by Helen Reid of All Things Stampy in the UK. You can see Helen's version of this card HERE.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fancy fold / fun fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like the four projects I have shared with you today. I have one more card to share using this suite, and that will be this week's step by step tutorial for customers and subscribers, so make sure you SUBSCRIBE to receive those.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Four project ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Stampin' Up! Fancy Frames Dies & my 5 Favourite new Dies in the 2022 Annual Catalogue.

We have some great new stand alone die sets in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I have used two of them on this card, and will show a couple of others I love after the card.

These cards came together so easily with some cardstock, Texture Chic Designer Series Paper and the two dies in the Fancy Frames die set.

Stampin Up Fancy Frames birthday cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For this card, I have used Evening Evergreen for my frame. My base card is also Evening Evergreen and I have used Blushing Bride as a very thin mat around the layer of Texture Chic DSP. My sentiment is from the Potted Geranium stamp set and is stamped in Soft Succulent. The two die cuts I have layered for the sentiment are from Stylish Shapes, another one of my favourite die sets. I finished the card off with a couple of the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds (the Soft Succulent Ones).

Stampin Up Fancy Frames birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For my second card, I used a Blushing Bride card base, and Blushing Bride for the die cut. The sentiment is from Potted Geranium, and this label from the coordinating Geranium dies. I have embellished this card with some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, and a couple of the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stampin Up Fancy Frames Texture Chic birthday cards by Claire Daly.

 

Here's a closer look at the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper. I love the grungy vibe of this paper and there is foiling on one side too. This paper is in my Box of Pretties Share Box this month (see at end of post) with 6 other coordinating products for just $34 including postage (Australian residents only). 

Texture Chic paper pack available from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Now lets have a look at the die sets. Here are the two main sets I have used in these two cards:

Fancy Frames (find them here in the online store or see links at end of post)

Stampin Up Fancy Frames Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Stylish Shapes Dies (find them here in the online store or see links at end of post). It's a bit hard to see in the picture below, but each of these dies has stitching on the edge.

Stampin Up Stylish Shapes Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Other stand alone new die sets I have purchased to play with soon are:

Designer Tags (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Designer Tags Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Fabulous Frames (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Fabulous Frames Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

I also have these ones on my wish list:

Deckled Rectangle (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Deckled Rectangle Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

 

I hoped you liked today's card and seeing my fave die sets. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual 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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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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Thanks for checking in today with the Art with Heart Team. See you back here again soon.

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Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty Cards

If you are a fan of quick and easy cards, the Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty products I am going to show you today will be just the thing for you. It is so quick and easy to make this bright bunch of cards using three main products, and your choice of sentiment stamp set.

Stampin Up Abstract Beauty quick and easy Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To start with you need a pack of pre-printed Abstract Beauty Cards and Envelopes. You get 20 cards and envelopes in a pack for just $17.50. There are lots of different designs and colours and each card has a coordinating envelope.

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Next up you will need the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack for $11.25. This has a bunch of awesome cardstock and vellum die cuts you can use to embellish your cards (you get 2 of each of the ones shown here). Great price too.

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Finally there is the coordinating Abstract Beauty DSP and this time it's a new size - 6" x 4". The patterns and colours coordinate perfectly with the other products, and you get 48 6x4" double sided sheets. There's also some gold foiling in there.

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There are also some great more neutral designs in this pack which can be used for other projects, like this wedding card I made for my niece and her new husband.

Stampin Up Abstract Beauty Stampin Up wedding card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a bit more of a peak at a couple of the cards made with the card and envelope set and ephemera pack.

Stampin Up Abstract Beauty Stampin Up birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Abstract Beauty Stampin Up Mother's Day card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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