Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Welcome to week 7 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

The stamp set I’ve used for this week’s Heart of Christmas project, Peaceful Noel, is such a beautiful stamp set and it comes with a matching punch called the sprig punch, that actually looks a lot like antlers! 

I was going to use both the sprig punch and the Peaceful Noel stamp set for my card today but there was so much lovely detail in just the stamping on its own I decided to save the punch for another project.

The ink colours I used for this card were the same stunning colours used in the Joyous Noel Suite: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.

I used the outline of a small oval as my stamping guideline to stamp around and I just randomly started stamping, adding different colours and patterns as I went along. I then decided to add some more dimension to the Merry Merlot berries by covering them with a layer of fine-tipped glue. I love how this makes them shine!

Speaking of shine…how beautiful is this Merry Merlot glimmer paper! I die cut it out on the Big Shot with a layering oval die, then layered the Noel sentiment on top, after cutting it out with a Stitched Shapes oval die.

The base of the card is simply a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. Despite my love of Crumb Cake I must admit this colour comes a pretty close second as a neutral that works with so many different colours.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

 
 
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. 
 
We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
 
Tonight I’m showcasing the cutest bundle from the Holiday Catalogue: Tags & Tidings. What’s so special about this bundle is that it is one stamp and one die, allowing you to make 16 tags at one time! How clever is that?
 
 
 
There are a couple of tricks to using this bundle. Firstly, I used the die to ensure my stamp was correctly aligned before I stamped it and secondly, I highly recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping such a large stamp. 
 
Here’s how to use the die to align the stamp. I turned it upside down (so the side you stamp on is facing upwards) and ensure the stamp fits into the die. This ensures that your stamped images will fit exactly into the die shapes when you run it through the Big Shot.
 
 
And here’s the perfect image you get when you stamp with the Stamparatus…
 
 
 
Oh, and one more trick…I use washi tape to cover and protect my Stamparatus magnets (see my photo above), AND to hold the die in place over my stamped image before I cut it with my Big Shot (I forgot to take a photo of this bit). 
 
I coloured these images in using my Garden Green and Poppy Parade Markers and then turned them into mini gift cards. Check out all the cards that this one stamp makes…16 of them!!!
 
 
Because these tags are teeny tiny, I decided to turn them into gift cards that would fit into Stampin’ Up!’s 3 x3 inches envelopes by firstly making Whisper White card bases slightly smaller than the envelopes.
 
I used the layering square framelits and the Stitched shape framelits to cut different sized squares of Garden Green and Poppy Parade cardstock with my Big Shot and then I also die cut some squares out of the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards.
 
The gift cards below are the ones where I used the Memories and More Cards as DSP. It’s a great way to add some extra pattern and interest to your cards.
 
 
 
To embellish my cards I used Garden Green bakers twine, Whisper White bakers twine (although looking at my photos above I can see I accidentally used Very Vanilla bakers twine on one of the cards, Whoops!!!), Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon, stickers from the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards and the darling little Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. 
 
 
 
I’ll present these gift cards as little gifts, packaged up six at a time (with their matching envelopes), in our Stampin’ Up! pizza boxes…all tied up with a bow and using one of the gift cards as the card to go with the box of cards.
 
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard.    
   

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

Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Welcome to week 6 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I must admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for reindeer, even though I live in the southern hemisphere, so I was very excited to see this new bundle in the Holiday Catalogue: the Dashing Deer bundle.

I have so many ideas for cards using this bundle, but this week I thought I’d make a quick and simple card CASEd from a lovely design Claire Daly made last Christmas, using another Stampin Up deer thinlit.

Here’s Claire’s stunning card…this really has to be one of my favourite Christmas card designs of all time so I just couldn’t resist CASEing it for this week’s project. I hope you don’t mind, Claire!

I’ve adapted Claire’s design to suit the new Dashing Deer bundle as well as the gorgeous new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. Here’s a closer look at that stunning washi tape and the very elegant Dashing Deer thinlit that I’ve used on today’s card.

The Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape features the following colours: Cherry Cobbler, copper foil, Garden Green, gold foil, Real Red and silver foil, so you could so make many different variations of this card by simply using different coloured paper for the reindeer, background cardstock and the ribbon.

For today’s card, I decided to keep it quite traditional, cutting my deer out of sparkle glimmer paper, before adding a red rhinestone to his nose and tying a bow of real red ribbon around his neck.

The washi tape makes this card super quick and easy, but you could also adapt this design to use up strips of DSP instead. I really love this new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape, especially the Garden Green tape with the white sprigs and the Whisper White tape with the little gold stars.

My final touch was the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set, stamped in Real Red. 

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Claire!

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

Welcome to week 5 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Tonight I’ve used a bundle from the new Holiday Catalogue called “Merry Christmas to All”. This is a great text-heavy set that works really well to feature DSP or can even be used on its own. There are so many possible word combinations with the dies and the stamps in this bundle.

I’ve used this set with the gorgeous Festive Farmhouse DSP to make a set of classic masculine Christmas cards that show just some of the many combinations of words you can make by mixing up these dies and stamps.

Card one features the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla together. I love this colour combo.

Card two “Happy Holidays” is a lovely striped DSP that also has Mossy Meadow in the colour mix.

Card three “Christmas Wishes” is another stripe, this time in Mossy Meadow and Whisper White, with black text and a black bow.

Card four “Mery Christmas” is a lovely traditional Christmas check, topped with a Mossy Meadow bow.

And finally, card five is made from the negative cardstock after I die cut the Basic black cardstock…a very happy accident that reminds me how well Very Vanilla and Basic Black go together.

There are so many more lovely patterns in this DSP pack, I could have made a lot more of these cards, but I decided to just use the DSP patterns that worked better with a Very Vanilla base.

These cards were ridiculously easy to make and I really love their classic, farmhouse feel.

The final touch for my cards were simple bows made from the Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Twine in the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack. I also used some of the Black 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Cord.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue NOW!

Contact me if you’d like to receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

 

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Four

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Four

Welcome to week 4 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Today’s a very exciting day because the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalogue is released today!

There are some stunning papers in this catalogue but for my project today I’m featuring a new Christmas Designer Series Paper that you might otherwise overlook because it is not in the Holiday Catalogue.

This paper is called the Dashing Along DSP, and it’s a free paper that you can earn when you host a party. Here are the details.

And here’s my card featuring all of the lovely Dashing Along DSP.

Punches are a quick and easy way to create cards, and today I’ve used the Tailored Tag punch to make a card that shows you all of the patterns in the Dashing Along DSP.

The colours in the DSP are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White, so I mounted my punched out DSP onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and them onto a Whisper White card base.

The sentiment in the middle of the card is stamped in Cherry Cobbler from a fabulous new stamp set called Merry Christmas to all. It even comes with a matching set of dies.

The final touch for my card is a simple bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. You also get a roll of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Twine in this pack.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue NOW!

Contact me if you’d like to receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

 

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Three

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Three

Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Stampin’ Up!’s Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack make it so quick and easy to create professional-looking Christmas cards…in fact, it is so easy I’m almost embarrassed to claim creative credit for these cards.

Luckily, I did a little creative cutting and embellishing to make these cards my own design, but even so, I still managed to make 6 cards in less than 30 minutes!

And as if Stampin’ Up haven’t made it easy enough already with 50 pre-printed cards suitable for both scrapbooking and card making, this year they’ve also released the co-ordinating Santa’s Workshop Memories & More 20 cards in two sizes (with matching envelopes) in Poppy Parade, which I’ve used to make my cards this week.

How gorgeous do the colours Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana look together? For my first card below, I used one of the smaller Memories & More cards as the background and then chopped up the frosted glittery “ho ho ho” from one of the larger Memories & More cards to mount on top. Silver and white bakers twine complete the card.

My next 2 cards use a Coastal Cabana background card and the same card on top. I used my largest Stampin’ Up! punch to punch the word joy out of the Memories & More card and mounted it onto the card on the right, then flipped over the card and used the reverse side and negative image for the card on the left, embellished with some Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes and stickers from the Memories & More card pack.

For my “Merry Christmas” card below I used my Pretty Label punch to punch out a red and white spotted memories & more card as an extra layer under the “Merry Christmas” sticker, then I added two holly stickers and some red rhinestone jewels. The top card also features a dotty card to which I added further dots, using white Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes to embellish the green bow.

And finally, how cute is this “Merry and Bright” Memories & More card? All it needed was a couple of red rhinestone jewels and a bow of Coastal Cabana ribbon to add a little extra bling.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue from September 5, or if you join as a demonstrator you can order them now…contact me if you’d like to find out more or receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.