Art With Heart Blog Hop Favourite New Bundle

Art With Heart Blog Hop Favourite New Bundle

 

 

Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It’s a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

Label Me Pretty Bundle

I must admit, choosing just one bundle from the new catalogue was actually quite tricky, but something about the Label Me Pretty Bundle just kept drawing me back.

I think what attracted me to this bundle is that it features a punch, rather than dies, so it’s portable, quick and easy to use, and customers without a big shot can create cards with this bundle too.

Once I started using this bundle I just went a little beserk, as you can see below.

My favourite design came quite by accident when I was trying to make a wreath with this stamp (see photo on right) but it turned out to be a perfect frame for the thank you stamp in this set.

So instead I decided to make a set of 6 little gift cards that fit in the little wooden crate that I made with the new wood crate framelits and the Wood Textures DSP.

These cards feature the 5 new in colours and the co-ordinating 2017-2018 In Colour Bitty bows. I was so excited to discover these felt bows have their very own Stampin dimensional already attached to their back, making adhering them to cards super easy.

This Christmas card was one I made for an earlier blog this week, but because it uses this punch I decided to include it this blog as well to show just how versatile this punch is.

For this birthday card below I used my watercolour pencils to colour in the stamp, and I also used some of the ribbons, papers and embellishments from the new Annual Catalogue.

To make the blue background piece behind the pretty label punch I simply punched out 2 blue labels in Pacific point, cut each one into 4 and discarded the pieces I didn’t need. The photos below show you how to do this.

My ‘thank you for caring’ card uses the thank you stamp from this set, the new faceted gems and some new ribbon laid over a strip of gold foil paper. I punched out the label shape from the middle of the crumb cake card and then inserted a piece of whisper white cardstock into crumb cake card.

This photo shows how I quickly and easily made 3 very different looking cards from the one versatile bundle. I had so much fun with this bundle and I just love how this punch not only has a stamp set to match, but it also works with so many different sentiments from many other stamp sets, such as the sentiment I’ve used from Christmas Pines on my Christmas card.

Next up on our blog hop is the incredibly talented Andrea Roberts. I can’t wait to see what she’s created!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you has as much fun reading my blog as I had creating it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas Week 4

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas Week 4

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

“Crumb Cake Reindeer” Card

Okay, I’ll admit it.

I seem to be incapable at the moment of making a card without one of these elements:

  • crumb cake,
  • linen thread,
  • burlap,
  • stitched framelit dies, and
  • the new facetted gems.

And now I have one more ‘must include’ to add to this list…the amazing new burlap background stamp.

I just love how it gives my card such texture without adding weight or thickness, which is very important with Christmas cards that will be sent out in the post.

My crumb cake reindeer card ended up looking very different to the card I thought I was going to make.

Originally I intended to put one of the divine little Boxwood wreaths around the reindeer’s neck but they were just too big. So instead I CASED the annual catty’s photo staging (see page 112) and put the wreath around the necks of some porcelain reindeer I found for a couple of dollars at my local op shop…I just adore these reindeer and you’ll being seeing a lot more of these elegant fellows in my upcoming Christmas card blogs.

The gorgeous sentiment is from a new set called Merry Mistletoe and I can see myself using this one a lot too.

This card would work with so many other colour combinations and it really is quick and easy to make, ideal for when you need to mass produce.

Live in Australia?

Listed below are all the supplies I used to make my card.  If you click on one of the images, you will be taken to my online store, where you can buy the products for yourself.

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy
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Eastern Palace Bundle

Eastern Palace Bundle

Today I wanted to share with you three cards I made with the new Eastern Beauty Bundle. I really challenged myself with these cards because Whisper White or Crumb Cake are my default base colours and I don’t usually feel as comfortable with Very Vanilla, however I really love these colour combinations. And the new Very Vanilla notecards make card making quick and easy because there’s no pre-cutting of card stock required by you.

This first card combines 2 of the new in colours: Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist and I’ve used some of the smaller stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set to create the diagonal pattern. The beautiful Eastern Palace Specially DSP is used on the front of the card as well as to make the matching envelope.

My second card teams up Lemon Lime Twist with Dapper Denim. It’s amazing how beautiful Lemon Lime Twist looks with so many other colours. It is such a vibrant colour but it actually works like a neutral, combining easily with such a wide range of colours.

Even though I’m more of a silver girl than a gold girl, I think this card is my favourite of the 3 cards. These Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and the stunning Gold DSP really pop on this card and gold and purple as such an elegant and timeless colour combination!

Even though I’ve use the matching DSP for these cards, the Eastern Beauty Bundle would work equally well using many other DSPs and ink colours. In fact, as soon as I get my hands on my new DSP this week I am going to try this design with the Foil Frenzy DSP and the matching inks.

What DSP would you use if you were gong to CASE this design and give it a fresh new look?

If you’d like to order any of the products I’ve used for this card, you’ll find the links below.

Happy crafting!

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Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

“May Your Christmas Sparkle” Card

Because it’s winter here I decided to make a Christmas card that made me feel warm and cosy. I began this card with some smoky slate card stock that I embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder.

I just love grey, silver and white together so I used my Pretty Pines thinlits to cut whisper white and silver foil card stock. I wrapped the embossed card stock with some of the new 1/8″ silver and white ribbon–don’t you just adore this ribbon?

Pretty Label Punch, Faceted Gems & Touches of Nature Elements

Three new products that I’ve used here and are so incredibly versatile are the pretty label punch, the touches of nature elements and the faceted gems.

The pretty label punch comes with a matching stamp set (Label Me Pretty) but so many other sentiments from different stamp sets also fit perfectly into it.

This sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set–it is the perfect sentiment for these sparkling faceted gem embellishments!

And the touches of nature elements can be used with either the wood side or the white side (that you can colour with your markers) up–I used the white side for this card.

This card would work in so many different colours and would look equally as beautiful with the gold faceted gems and gold ribbon.

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog hop along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

Holly Berry Happiness Wreath Card

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest which used the (now retired) Wondrous Wreath bundle. I just loved the colours and the design so I thought I would C.A.S.E. it using the Holy Berry Happiness stamp set instead.

I made the wreath by firstly drawing a circle on very vanilla cardstock. I bent the photopolymer holly stamp slightly and then stamped it in Sahara sand several times around the circle so it formed a wreath.

Then I stamped the matching berry stamp in real red and wrapped the stamped image with linen thread.

The sentiment (stamped in real red) is part of a sentiment from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, which I then punched out with the classic label punch.

 

Finally, I used a sponge dauber to add some Sahara sand to the edges, mounted it onto some real red cardstock and then onto a very vanilla notecard.

Matching envelope

To complete this card I simply stamped on the back of the very vanilla envelope with other stamps from the same Holly Berry Happiness card.

I love the simplicity of this card–you don’t need fancy equipment to create something quite timeless.

 

 

 

 

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

And I know it might seem a little early for Christmas cards, but just remember there are only 28 weeks to go!

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy