AWH Colour Creations Flirty Flamingo Card

AWH Colour Creations Flirty Flamingo Card

Welcome to week twenty three of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop! This week we are showcasing Flirty Flamingo, a bright pink colour from the brights family.

I’ve taken my colour combination inspiration this week from this gorgeous sheet of Les Shoppes Designer Series Paper. The colours in this sheet of DSP are Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy and Basic White.

A fancy fold is often a wonderful way to use Designer Series Paper so I’ve created an Interlocking Accordion Card, following a template created by Lisa Curico from the USA.

You can find the instructions on how to make this card on Lisa’s YouTube channel and she also has a template with all the measurements here. I’ve used Lisa’s measurements, but made a totally different looking card by using a different DSP, different colours, different dies and not having any stamping on my card.

Here’s a short video to show you how this fancy fold opens up – for some reason the video is upside down and it won’t flip around for me tonight no matter how hard I try, however as there is no stamping on this card it’s not really a big deal.

This card also stands up for display really well – here’s what it looks like opened up for display.

Apart from adding a couple of leftover Paper Florist die cuts, I’ve left the first and last inside panels blank to allow room to stamp a sentiment on the first one and write a message to the recipient on the last panel.

Here’s what it looks like from above so you can see the way the inner card folds into and interlocks with the outer card.

The Countryside Corners dies were used to decorate the front of the card as well as to cut out the holes in the outside card so that the smaller inside card can thread through.

To match the colours in the DSP, I’ve used both the Countryside Corners Dies and the Paper Florist dies to die cut Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy cardstock and decorate the front of the card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan  

Andrea Sargent  

Rachel Palmieri  

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard  

Di Furniss  

Sharon Davern  

Catherine Proctor  

– you are here!

Next Wednesday, 11th October, we’ll be back showcasing Fresh Freesia or you can join us on Monday night for some Christmas inspiration.

I hope you can join us then.

Stampin’ Up June 2023 Offers and New Products

Stampin’ Up June 2023 Offers and New Products

Happy first day of winter! Is it chilly where you are? I’m away in Yamba this week, 7 hours drive north of Sydney and it’s a bit cool at night but lovely and sunny and warm during the days. Perfect weather for crafting!

Instead of sending out a newsletter, I’ve decided to share all the exciting Stampin’ Up June 2023 Offers and New Products here. If you subscribe to my blog you’ll receive this as an email anyway.


During 1–30 June, you can save 15% discount on a wide range of Designer Series Papers from the new 2023–2024 Annual Catalogue and Online Exclusives. 

Whether you’re a scrapbooker, a card maker or simply a paper lover, this is a great time to stock up and save on gorgeous paper so you have artistic and versatile paper designs on hand for your next projects!

Here is the full list of papers on sale. To purchase any of these designer series papers simply click on the images below.


From July 6, Stampin’ Up! will be releasing a new selection of online exclusives. You can order and see the current online exclusives here.

This flyer gives you a glimpse of what’s to come in July.


Been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

June is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even more FREE products in your customisable Starter Kit.

Between 1–30 June, you’ll get $283 AUD worth of products for only $169 AUD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

That’s an additional $48 worth of free product on top of the normal joining offer!

As a demonstrator you get a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It’s a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting… and there’s no pressure to sell to anyone else if you’d just like to join for the discount.

You can find out more about joining Stampin’ Up! here.

I’ll be back next Wednesday, June 7, when the Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be showcasing a brand new colour, Azure Afternoon.

I hope you can join me then! Until then, stay safe and keep crafting!

Crafting With You & Countryside Corners Trifold Shutter Mothers Day Card

Crafting With You & Countryside Corners Trifold Shutter Mothers Day Card

I hope you had a happy Mother’s Day!

My mum is an amazing paper quiller, knitter and paper crafter so the new Crafting With You bundle was just perfect for making her Mother’s Day card this year.

There are so many cute crafting elements in this stamp and die set. I wanted to include them all on the card so I made a Trifold Shutter Card.

Here’s what it looks like closed.

And here’s what it looks like inside the card!

If you’ve never made a Trifold Shutter Card before, here’s a template I’ve created using metric measurements and A4 cardstock.

Trifold Shutter Card Template

  • Cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock (this is the outside card base) 24.5 cm wide x 18.5 cm high.
  • Score the outer card base at 12.25 cm along the 24.5 cm side and then fold in half along this score line.
  • Cut a Basic White inner card base (for the fancy fold) 24 cm wide x 18 cm high.
  • Score the inner card base at 12.25 cm and then fold in half along the score line.
  • Measure and draw with a pencil the cutting lines as per the template diagram below then carefully cut along these cutting lines.
  • Now measure and score all of the fold lines and then rub out any pencil marks.
  • Decorate each panel as desired.

Here’s what the Trifold Shutter Card looks like from above so you can see the direction to fold the score lines.

After decorating the inside of your trifold shutter card, adhere it to the Misty Moonlight card base. Make sure you only adhere the left and right sections of your fancy fold to the inside of your card base so the middle section of your trifold shutter card can open and close.

If you love crafting or miniatures you’re going to love the Crafting With You bundle. It includes stamps and/or dies for a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, a Paper Trimmer, a pair of scissors, embroidery hoop, ruler, spools of thread, knitting wool and needles, buttons, a sewing machine, paint brushes, baskets and more!

The colours in my card are the assorted blues used in the stunning Countryside Inn DSP, as well as Crumb Cake and silver foil. These are some of Mum’s favourite colours.

The front of the card features the Countryside Inn DSP, and the Countryside Corners bundle (stamps and dies). I used the art easel from the Crafting With You bundle to display my sentiment.

Don’t forget to use the stamp sets that come in kits on your other cards too. This “Happy Mothers Day” stamp is from the stamp set included in the Sentimental Rose All-Inclusive Card Kit.

As I was giving the card to my mum in person and it is so big, instead of making an envelope I simply tied a bow of the Night of Navy 3/8″ (1 cm) Bordered Ribbon around the card. This ribbon also helps to keep the card closed.

Using Post It notes to mask off sections of my stamps as I inked them up (you then remove the Post It note before stamping), allowed me to stamp some of the sentiments inside the card in a mix of blues.

It also allowed me to fit the “life is better when you’re crafting” sentiment onto one of the flaps of the fancy fold.

I’m so grateful for so many things about my mum, but especially for free rein she gave me from a very young age to pursue all my creative endeavours – cooking, sewing and any type of crafting!

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

I’ll be back on Wednesday night with our weekly AWH Colour Creations blog. This week we are showcasing one of the new 2023-25 In Colours – Moody Mauve.

I hope you can join us then.

Boho Blue Countryside Inn DSP Never Ending Card

Boho Blue Countryside Inn DSP Never Ending Card

Welcome to week one of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

We have a brand new blog hop header and next blog button – thank you to my friend Sharon Davern for creating these for our AWH Colour Creations 2023-24 blog hop!

This week we are showcasing a brand new 2023-25 In Colour: Boho Blue. Boho Blue is such a beautiful soft blue – I know I will use this one a lot. Here’s a chart I created to show you how Boho Blue compares to the other current Stampin’ Up! blues.

One of the products Stampin’ Up! demonstrators were able to order early from the 2023-24 catalogue was this stunning Countryside Inn DSP. It pairs Boho Blue with Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy.

When you place Boho Blue beside Balmy Blue, it really makes Balmy Blue look a lot like Pool Party!

Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper

I decided an octagonal never ending card would be a wonderful way to showcase Boho Blue and as much of this DSP as possible.

This short video shows how this magical card works – never ending cards really have the ultimate wow factor!

A video I found on Pinterest from a cardmaker called Els Ham showed me the mechanics of making this style of never ending card, however I’ve changed the size of my card to make it a lot bigger than Els’ original card.

This template shows you how to cut and fold your 20 x 20 cm cardstock base. Start by scoring 5 cm in from all four sides. Once you’ve followed the template below to cut, score and fold your card, you can then decorate all the panels.

Always decorate the front of the card first before you decorate the reverse sides. Fold the card as you decorate the reverse sides to make sure you get any sentiments the right way up.

Here’s the card photographed from all the different angles. Front view…

Left and right middle flaps reversed…

Bottom and top flaps reversed…

Middle flaps reversed again…

Top and bottom flaps reversed to return to the front view of the card…

I’ve used various stamps and dies from the Petal Park stamp set, Sentimental Park stamp set, Sentimental Park dies, Petal Park Builder punch and the Stylish Shapes dies to embellish this Boho Blue never ending card.

Every product from the Countryside Inn Suite collection was also used: the Countryside Corners bundle (Countryside Corners stamp set and Countryside Corners dies), the Countryside Blossoms Embossing folder and the Countryside Inn DSP

One really cool feature of this suite is the Countryside Blossoms Embossing folder – it actually embosses the Countryside Inn DSP!

Here’s a close up of the embossing of the DSP. The gorgeous Boho Blue embellishments you can also see in this image are from the 2023-2025 In Colour Dots.

This is a very large card, measuring 20x20cm, so to make an envelope for it I used a C4 business envelope, trimming 10 cm off the base of the envelope before folding and gluing the base up to reseal the bottom of the envelope.

I then decorated the front and back of the envelope with the Countryside Inn DSP and a Boho Blue address label, die cut using the Sentimental Park dies.

I love Boho Blue so much I’ve already ordered another pack of the cardstock!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely  Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Kate Morgan  

Rachel Palmieri  

Andrea Sargent

Christine Blain

Christina Barnes  

Di Furniss  

Theresa Gerrard

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Rosa Leyden

Sharon Davern  

Vicki Boucher

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

This year we’re starting the Stampin’ Up! Colour creations with our five new In colours, so we’ll be back next Wednesday, May 10, with another new 2023-24 In Colour, Copper Clay!

I hope you can join us then.

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