Welcome to week twenty of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
My project this week brings together the Warmest Wishes bundle with the Peace to You stamp set and the Framed and Festive stamp set.
I’ve made a simple side step card using all of the colours found in the Celebrate Everything DSP: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Polished Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.
Here’s the template I created for my side step card. It gives you two cards per sheet of A4 cardstock.
And here is my card. I was inspired by the cute “stack of presents” stamp from the Warm Welcome stamp set and recreated these presents on the side step part of my card.
I coloured the “stack of presents” stamp in the open doorway using Marvelous Markers and Stampin! Blends to match the colours in the Celebrate Everything DSP.
The presents on the side step part of the card were made with the Celebrate Everything DSP, die cut with:
a Stitched Rectangle die – front spotted present
the rectangle die that comes in the Warm Welcome dies – middle striped present
a square Stylish Shapes die – top pink present
The card folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope.
I’ve decorated the flap to match the card with some more of the striped Celebrate Everything DSP.
The sentiment on the front of the card and on the inside is from the “Framed & Festive” stamp set, with some images stamped from the “Warm Welcome” stamp set.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Christine Blain. I can’t wait to see what Christine has made this week.
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon‘s blog.
Welcome to week twenty five of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!
This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Gray Granite from the neutrals family.
I made this card for a very special ocassion – my eldest son’s university graduation last week! He actually finished uni not last year, but the year before, but thanks to Covid they are running a bit behind with the graduation ceremonies.
I specifically bought the Breaking News Stamp Set to make Samuel’s graduation card, however I think it’s going to be great for all kinds of cards. Working in publishing all my life, I love having a newspaper stamp set in my collection!
I also wanted to also incorporate a Mortar Board on my card and so I used a couple of the Stylish Shapes Dies to make a mini Mortar Board with a Black Brad from the Round & Square Brads and some Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to make the tassel.
I jazzed up the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper using my Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
We gave Samuel some cufflinks engraved with his initials, the abbreviation of his degree, the date of his graduation and the name of the university he graduated from – Macquarie University.
The cufflinks arrived in a lovely box and gift bag so there was no need for me to “reinvent the wheel” with the packaging. I simply adhered the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the black gift bag and tied some Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the cufflinks box.
This fireworks DSP pattern just screams celebration to me and it could be easily customised with any colour.
Here’s the inside of the card – how cute is that little diploma/degree scroll stamp! Once again, it was coloured with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Welcome to week eleven of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stampin’ Up! have recently released six new dies that coordinate with existing stamp sets, so tonight my cards features the new Tree Trimming dies that coordinate with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
You can purchase these dies during September, either as stand alone dies or as a bundle (10% off) with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
I recently shared a more classical style of Christmas card that uses these Tree Trimming dies and the Trimming the Trees stamp set – here’s a photo of that card in case you missed it.
This week I’ve used the vibrant colours in the Celebrate Everything DSP to create two Christmas cards with a more modern style.
These cards show you just how versatile the Tree Trimming dies are – they are one of the few die sets that work equally as well with or without the coordinating stamp set.
I deliberately left the Christmas trees on both of my cards unstamped because the Basic White card stock showcases the the intricate die cut detail of the Tree Trimmings dies a lot better than a stamped image does.
The Granny Apple Green card features the bauble dies and the star dies, as well as the bead garland die. It’s really hard to photograph the stars are they are die cut in silver foil, whereas the baubles are die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock.
My Polished Pink card uses the star dies as well as the tree basket die that is featured on both cards.
I love the sentiment dies included in the Tree Trimmings dies. I’ve used a different sentiment from the Trimming the Tree stamp set and a different sentiment die for each of my cards, however there are more sentiment dies and sentiments to choose from.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring – I can’t wait to see what Caroline has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.