Hello Dear Friend Card Kit

Hello Dear Friend Card Kit

Hello to all my crafting friends!

I don’t know about you but card kits are one of my favourite craft products. I especially love all inclusive card kits because as it says on the box, you get everything you need.

The Hello Dear Friend All-Inclusive Card Kit is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go with enough supplies for at least 12 cards. Both today and this Wednesday I’m going to show you how to make even more cards with this kit by including just a few other basic supplies.

You can see from the picture above that the Hello Dear Friend All-Inclusive Card Kit includes:
• Set of 7 photopolymer stamps
• Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Clear stamp block
• 12 printed card bases
• 12 printed envelopes
• Printed die cuts
• Copper foil die-cut labels
• Vellum die cuts with copper foil
• Copper cord
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Adhesive dots
• Printed decorative box

I love the bright colours in this kit. It’s a colour combination I would never think of using myself but it looks amazing.

Here are the cards I made up according to the instructions on the kit. You don’t need any extra supplies to make these cards and if you follow the instructions on the kit you will make 12 cards in total.

Did you know you can also use the stamp set and the extra die cuts to make many more cards with just a few extra products? The cards I’m sharing with you today are created with some Note Cards and Envelopes and some brand new designer series paper.

I wanted to make use of all the beautiful stamps in the stamp set that is included in the Hello Dear Friend card kit so I stamped the back of all my envelopes as well.

The little black stippling in the middle of my flowers was added using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

For this card I cut up one of the smaller card bases. I actually find these smaller cards so useful when giving a bunch of flowers, etc, but I also wanted to show you that they can also be used to make larger cards if you prefer.

The die cuts in this kit make these cards so quick and easy card to make – all I had to do was tie a bow of the lovely copper cording that is included in the kit.

My second card uses the largest floral die cut layered onto some new black and white striped designer series paper.

This paper is from the True Love Designer Series Paper. There are so many things you can do with this paper, whether you decide to use it as it is or colour it in!

I’ve decorated my envelope flap to match the main die cut and added a bow of the copper cord to pick up the foiling of the sentiment die cut.

For my final card I’ve fussy cut one of the pink flowers from the largest die cut piece, added some die cut leaves and a copper bow.

The Highland Heather panel was cut using one of the smaller cards in this kit, mounted onto a Basic black layer.

This time the envelope flap was stamped using Old Olive and Highland Heather at both full strength and stamped off.

To purchase any of the products used in my project today, simply click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, the 2020 Sale-a-bration catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

My January 2021 Host code is VWKV2Z69 and it is valid until midnight January 31.

Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Click here to join my team:

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back this Wednesday with some more cards I’ve made with this kit, this time focusing on Old Olive as that is the colour we are showcasing in our AWH Colour Creations Showcase this week. 

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase in 2021 as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order.

Night of Navy is one of my all time favourite colours and because it is a neutral it works so well with so many different colours. This week my colour combination was inspired by the stunning Paper Blooms DSP, one of the free SALE-a-bration items you can earn with any purchase over $90.

I made three cards today using the designer series papers in this pack that consist of mainly Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White…and just a touch of Old Olive. Isn’t this such a soothing and relaxing colour combination?

As well as the Paper Blooms DSP I’ve used another new SALE-a-bration product you can earn with any purchase of $90 or more – the “Heal Your Heart” stamp set.

What I like about this stamp set is the mix of fonts – I think it looks really visually appealing on a card.

Because there is a mix of large and small floral designs and more neutral graphic patterns I created three cards to show the different ways you can use this designer series paper to create both masculine and feminine cards.

The first card was super easy to make using 2cm strips of DSP evenly spaced on an angle on a base piece of Whisper White card stock. Adding strips on an angle immediately creates visual interest.

Once I’d added all the strips I used my paper trimmer to trim the rectangle to measure 14.5 x 9.5cm and adhered it onto a 15 x 10 cm card base.

I wanted to keep this card quite neutral and masculine so I didn’t add any ribbon or flowers. The “We’re in this Together” sentiment is punched out with the story label punch and layered on top of a Night of Navy stitched oval.

My “Sorry for Your Loss” card was inspired by a series of cards created by a German Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who fussy cut the flowers out of the Paper Blooms DSP and used them with the Wreath Builder Dies.

I’ve come up with a much simpler version today that doesn’t require as many layers or as much fussy cutting.

This close up shows you the detail of the Night of Navy flowers I fussy cut for my wreath – these were actually super quick and easy to cut out using my paper snips.

Probably my favourite stamp from the “Heal Your Heart” stamp set is the “Thank You” stamp with its large, elegant floral script. I decided make a super quick and easy thank you card with this sentiment, also adding a few left-over die cuts from my wreath card for extra dimension and interest.

The “Thank You” sentiment was die cut using the “Stitched So Sweetly” dies – I love how this sentiment and the pretty floral design of the DSP do all the work for you on this card.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Night of Navy today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

To purchase any of the products used in my project today, simply click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, the 2020 Sale-a-bration catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

My January 2021 Host code is VWKV2Z69 and it is valid until midnight January 31.

Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Click here to join my team:

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back soon with another craft project but in the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting!

Cathy xx

January-June Mini and SALE-a-bration launches today!

January-June Mini and SALE-a-bration launches today!

Hello to all my crafting friends!

I hope you had a relaxing break over Christmas and the new year? I have had a very busy time with so many family birthdays on top of Christmas and ever changing lockdown rules but was so very grateful to be able to see some of my family over Christmas.

Today is an exciting day because it is the launch of two new catalogues: the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue and the SALE-a-bration catalogue.

You can take a look and download the PDF for both of these catalogues by clicking on the images below. If you haven’t already received a free paper catalogues and you would like a copy please contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Earn Free Products During SALE-a-bration!

SALE-a-bration begins today and ends on 28th February. During this period there are several ways you can earn free product.

Place an order, combine an order with friends or host a party

Any order of $90 or more in one transaction earns you free product. And the more you order, the more you earn. There are two levels of SALE-a-bration products for you to chose from: level 1 is for orders over $90 and level 2 with orders over $180.

You can see the SALE-a-bration items HERE in my online store that you can earn for the $90+ or $180+ levels.

SALE-a-brations Items which can be earned with a $90 order (for every $90 you spend you earn a free item):

There are three stunning paper packs to chose from.

Or you can chose from these four stamp sets.

SALE-a-bration Items which can be earned with a $180 order: for every $180 you spend you earn a free item):

SALE-a-bration stamp set earned with a $500 order:

Whether you have a large order to place yourself, decide to host a party or combine an order with friends, you can earn this exclusive stamp set (in addition to your normal SALE-a-bration choices) when an individual order, combined order or party order exceeds $500. See it HERE in my online store.

PUNCH PARTY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

Join as a demonstrator

If you have a large wish list why not consider joining Stampin’ Up! for the discount? Hobby demonstrators are welcome to join for the discount and community – there is absolutely no pressure to sell or demonstrate to others and no ongoing commitment if you decide it’s not for you.

Starter kits cost just $169 and you get to choose up to $235 product of your choice for $169, a box of 8 catalogues and free postage AND during SALE-a-bration you get even more.

You will also get a bonus of 5 paper packs of 40 double sided colour group 6×6″ papers in all new patterns – that’s a total of $335 product for $169, saving you nearly 50%!

If you’d like to find out more about the new catalogues or joining Stampin’ Up! please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’ll be back this Wednesday January 6th with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase when we’ll be showcasing one of the Neutrals: Night of Navy. We hope you can join us all then.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 28 Misty Moonlight

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 28 Misty Moonlight

Welcome to week twenty-six of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 28 – Misty Moonlight

I’m so excited to bring you a sneak peek this week of my favourite suite from the forthcoming 2021 January -June mini catalogue: the Hydrangea Hill Suite.

This suite has the most beautiful DSP but tonight I’m focusing on Misty Moonlight so I decided to use the Hydrangea Haven Bundle to showcase Misty Moonlight. I promise I’ll share some cards soon using this stunning DSP.

One of the things I love about this stamp and die bundle is the different ways you can use it. I’ve made three very simple cards today using basically the same colours and same layout, yet they look very different.

For my first card I’ve stamped the largest hydrangea stamp in Memento ink before colouring it in with my Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

All three cards feature sentiments from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set, the Hydrangea dies, are layered on a piece of whisper white that has been embossed with the subtle embossing folder and finished of with a bow of Misty Moonlight, Whisper White and silver bakers twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

Card Two uses the same main stamp, this time coloured by using the background stamps that match (they are the dark solid stamps in this set). The Misty Moonlight stamp for the flowers has been stamped off three times and the Mossy Meadow for the stem and leaves just two times.

How adorable is this little tag die – there are five stamps that fit into this tag. Love, love, love this!

My final card uses just dies from the Hydrangea dies.

Can you see how the dies on the flower lift up? I’ve added some of the Seaside Spray Pastel Pearls to finish this square card off.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Misty Moonlight today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Neutrals: Mossy Meadow. We hope you can join us all then.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2021 January -June mini catalogue, Sale-a-bration catalogue, August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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