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.
Oh my goodness me the Holiday Catalogue is quite simply stunning. I’ve just placed a “little” order this morning and hopefully next week I’ll have a new card made from one of the gorgeous suites featured in it.
Luckily I was able to place an early pre-order for the beautiful Carols of Christmas bundle and this week’s Christmas card features that set.
I’ve previously used the little deer in cards I’ve made with this set but this week I’m featuring one of the big sentiments in the stamp set, as well as the gorgeous little ornament stamps and dies.
I CASED this card from a lovely one I saw on Pinterest but I forgot to save it and now can’t remember who to attribute this design to! The original card featured Tranquil Tide as the background, but I’ve decided to use black…not very traditional I know, but it does make the other colours really pop.
You could use any coloured ink to make the baubles, just make sure you stamp first and then die cut using the magnetic platform. On close inspection I realise I didn’t line my stamp and dies up perfectly–I should have used some washi tape to hold the dies in place, but I still think my little baubles look very pretty. The finishing touch is the tiniest rhinestone basic jewel in the centre of the ornaments.
I love how this sentiment fits perfectly into the layering squares framelits…I’ve used the scalloped layer to cut the silver foil sheet that sits behind the sentiment. The silver theme is continued with the bow made out of 1/8 inch silver ribbon, adhered with a stampin dimensional.
This is such a quick and easy card to make and definitely will be one that I reproduce with a variety of colours.
And my little white reindeer are loving getting dressed up in different ribbons and pom poms to be part of my photo shoot every week!
To see what the rest of the team have made, visit Claire’s blog here. I’ll be back with more Christmas card inspiration next week