Poppy Parade Trusty Toolbox DSP Birthday Card 

Poppy Parade Trusty Toolbox DSP Birthday Card 

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

Our colour this week is Poppy Parade, a lovely bright red that certainly packs a punch!

As there’s only just over a week left of Sale-a-bration, I’m sharing a birthday card I made in November for my youngest son who is halfway through his electrical apprenticeship. He loves his tools so the Sale-a-bration Trusty Toolbox DSP was simply perfect for him!

Apart from being a great DSP for masculine cards, what I particularly love about the Trusty Toolbox DSP is that the tool sheets have been designed to be die cut out using the Trusty Tools dies. This makes card making a breeze!

My simple silver tool box and handle were die cut from silver foil, mounted onto the card front using Dimensionals and then it was simply a matter of die cutting the tools from the DSP and arranging them into the tool box.

The tape measure is also a strip of Trusty Toolbox DSP. I love that there are both inches and centimetres on this particular design.

The “Happy birthday” sentiment is from the Hello Kiwi stamp set. I love the modern masculine font on this stamp set.

Die cut offcuts from the DSP that weren’t used on the card front decorate the inside of my card.

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  

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri  

Andrea Sargent

Di Furniss

Christine Blain  

Rachel Woollard  

Sharon Davern

Theresa Gerrard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Pretty Peacock next Wednesday, 28th February. I hope you can join us then.



Pool Party Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book

Pool Party Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book

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

Our colour this week is Pool Party, a pale/green colour that is wonderful for skies and water. This is such a pretty and versatile colour!

I have a very special project to share with you this week. I’ve made another envelope counting book, using the SALE-a-bration Sunny Days 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper.

If you didn’t see the counting book I made for SALE-a-bration last year and you’d like to know how to make an envelope album, I have included the instructions in this video.

Envelope albums are super easy to make as you only need envelopes and tear’n’tape. As you can see in the photo below, the envelopes form a spine as you adhere them together, making the counting book easy to open for little hands.

Throughout this counting book all of the letters and numbers are die cut using the Mini Alphabet dies and the Alphabet A La Mode dies.

The DSP for the box and the book is all from the Sunny Days DSP pack.

Here is a short 1 minute video that takes you through the pages of the Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book.

One Barn

The barn is made using Poppy Parade cardstock that has been embossed with the Timber embossing folder. The cow is stamped and punched out using the Cutest Cows bundle and the trees are die cut using the Forever Forest Dies.

Two Cows

The Rays of Light stamp has been stamped in Crushed Curry. The black arch on the left and the grass and hills on the right are die cut using the Garden Meadows dies.

The Crushed Curry sun is stamped and die cut using the Bright Skies Bundle. The flowers are also die cut using the Bright Skies dies.

Three Sunflowers

The three sunflowers are from the cutest Cows stamp set and the cardstock layers are die cut using the Radiating Stitches Dies and the Scalloped Contours Dies.

Four Gumboots

Both the gumboots and the flowers are stamped die cut using the Garden Meadow Bundle.

Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends are an easy way to add colour, shine and dimension to the gumboots!

Five Playful Poultry

Two roosters, two chickens and a tiny chick are all stamped using the Cutest Cows Stamp Set.

Six Milk Churns

There are a lot of different products used to create this scene, which might be my favourite page in the book!

The Trucking Along Bundle (Crushed Curry truck and black milk churn trailer), Garden Meadows Dies (holding the milk churns onto the trailer), Garden Meadow dies for Shaded Spruce grass, Crushed Curry sun and the yellow flower.

The clouds were fussy cut from the Sunny Days DSP.

Seven Strawberries

The wheelbarrow has been stamped and die cut using the Garden Meadow bundle.

Fussy cut strawberries fill the wheelbarrow and the “shading” stamp from Garden Meadow stamp set grounds the scene.

Eight Clouds

These clouds were die cut from the Sunny Days DSP using the Bright Skies dies. The lightening and raindrops are also die cut using the Bright Skies dies.

Nine Cow Bells

As these little cow bells from the Cutest Cows stamp set are so small I needed to find a a way to make them stand out on the page.

Stamping the cow bells onto Crushed Curry cardstock and popping each cowbell onto a contrasting monochromatic green and white background makes them stand out for ease of counting by children.

And the hopefully the cows being green makes the reader laugh too!

Ten Trees and Ten Flowers

Lika many of the scenes in this counting book, the proportions are totally out of whack, but that’s pasrt of the charm of children’s books. You get to play with colour and proportion in fun and exciting ways that really create visual interest for the child, sparking their imagination.

A strip of this gorgeous Pool Party DSP from the Sunny Skies DSP is adhered to the back flap of my envelope album.

I made a simple box using the Sunny Skies DSP for the lid and Poppy Parade cardstock for the base.

I hope you enjoyed my envelope album! I just love making projects for children.

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

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

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Christine Blain  

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Poppy Parade next Wednesday, 21st February. I hope you can join us then.



Petal Pink Cradled In Love Double Z Fold Card

Petal Pink Cradled In Love Double Z Fold Card

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

Our colour this week is Petal Pink, a soft and slightly orangey pink from the subtles family.

As I needed to make a new baby girl card for a friend of mine, it was the perfect opportunity to use the FREE (with any purchase over $90) “Cradled with Love” Saleabration stamp set.

This is a pop-up fancy fold card called a Double Z card. Here is a metric template for this simple fancy fold.

After cutting, scoring and folding the card base I’ve added a DSP layer using this pretty spotted pink paper from a brand new online exclusives suite of products coming in March, called Flowering Zinnias.

The cradle, rug and elephant were all stamped in Memento black ink and coloured using Petal Pink and Crumb Cake stampin’ blends.

I’ve used the new Mini alphabet dies to personalise this card for sweet baby Essi.

Scalloped rectangle die layers create a place to write a message inside.

Or you could also add the largest Scalloped rectangle die to the back of the card too.

In the inside fold I’ve stamped a little message and added another elephant, stamped onto the DSP and fussy cut out.

A strip of DSP adhered to the back flap of the envelope is the final touch.

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.

Andrea Sargent  

Kate Morgan

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri

Rosa Leyden

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Pool Party next Wednesday, 14th February. I hope you can join us then.



Parakeet Party Planted Paradise Card

Parakeet Party Planted Paradise Card

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

Our colour this week is Parakeet Party, an 2023–2025 In Color. This vibrant green sits somewhere between Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist and really adds a pop when placed against neutrals, such as this Pebbled Path DSP from the FREE (with an order over $90) Sale-a-bration Softly Stippled DSP.

Parakeet Party also looks great with other greens, so I’ve paired it with Old Olive, Garden Green and Pebbled Path for my “birthday wishes” card.

The Planted Paradise card is a reversible stamp set that all demonstrators received for free at the last OnStage conference. This stamp set is especially great for masculine cards!

To create the plant stand for the Pebbled Path pot I’ve used the easel die from the Crafting With You dies. Line up the die at the edge of the cardstock as shown in the photo below.

This type of stamp set is so much fun to play with and create different arrangements of plant leaves in different colours and shapes. I’ve die cut the Softly Stippled DSP using the second largest Deckled Rectangle die.

The “birthday wishes” sentiment is from the Sending stamp set, white heat embossed onto a strip of Parakeet Party.

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.

Andrea Sargent  

Tina Gillespie  

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Rachel Woollard  

Christine Blain  

Rachel Palmieri

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Petal Pink next Wednesday, 7th February. I hope you can join us then.



Everyday Details Orchid Oasis Cards

Everyday Details Orchid Oasis Cards

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

Our colour this week is Orchid Oasis, an 2022–2024 In Color. Whether this is a blue or a purple shade really depends on what colour you put it against. Either way, I think this is a gorgeous colour and it’s one I hope will join the core colour range one day.

My three cards this week all use the brand new Everyday Details bundle from the January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue as well as the versatile Basics 3D Embossing folders from the online exclusives.

Card one uses the criss cross hatched embossing folder and the largest rectangle die from the Everyday Details dies.

Card two features the teacup image, die cut using the second largest circle die from the Everyday Details dies.

I think card three is my favourite as I love the three little blue eggs in the nest and the “bubble circle” embossing of Orchid Oasis card stock layer.

I don’t often use ribbon on my cards but I couldn’t resist adding a strip of black and white gingham ribbon adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive with a bow attached with an adhesive dot.

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.

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Christine Blain

Rosa Leyden

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Parakeet Party next Wednesday, 31 January. I hope you can join us then.



Sale-a-bration Watercolour Watermelon & Heartfelt Hello Old Olive Cards

Sale-a-bration Watercolour Watermelon & Heartfelt Hello Old Olive Cards

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

Our colour this week is Old Olive, from the Regals family. I always think of Old Olive as more of a neutral – it is my most used green as it really works well with so many other colours.

Both cards use two new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue which you can earn for FREE when you place any order over $90AUD: the Heartfelt Hello sentiment stamp set and the Watercolor Watermelon stamp set.

For Card one I’ve combined Old Olive with Melon Mambo, but you could use any combination of red/pink and green ink to create these sweet watermelons. This card was originally inspired by a slimline card that Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards shared on Pinterest, however I’ve changed the colours, the layout, the card base shape and I’ve added a sentiment .

I originally stamped the whole watermelon onto Basic White card stock (see it above the card in the photo below) but it didn’t stand out enough against the Old Olive leaves on the layer behind so I stamped the watermelon in Old Olive onto Old Olive card stock instead.

The whole watermelon and the watermelon wedges are designed to be punched out by the Modern Oval Punch – so clever!

Card two uses the simple but always so effective design trick of repetition. Eight watermelon slices have been stamped and punched out then glued to the card front around the stamped “hello” sentiment.

This “hello” sentiment on both cards is stamped in Memento Basic Black Ink.

A simple stamped Old Olive leaf dresses the envelope.

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.

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan   

Di Furniss

Christine Blain  

Tina Gillespie  

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Orchid Oasis next Wednesday, 24th January. I hope you can join us then.



Sale-a-bration Softly Sophisticated Bundle Night of Navy Cards

Sale-a-bration Softly Sophisticated Bundle Night of Navy Cards

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

Our colour this week is Night of Navy, one of my favourite colours. This Neutral colour works with most other colours and tonight I’ve paired it with Bubble Bath, Basic White and Misty Moonlight, drawing colour inspiration from the colours in the the Delightfully Eclectic 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper.

My two sympathy cards use products from the brand new January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue: the Softly Sophisticated bundle (stamps and embossing folder) and the Everyday Details Dies.

The Softly Sophisticated bundle is a Sale-a-bration item that includes a stamp set and an embossing folder. You can earn it for FREE when you place any order over $180AUD.

I’ve CASED my cards from a fancy fold created by Susan Campfield, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator based in the USA. The fancy fold is called “The Marvelous Fun Fold Card”. You can watch her video on how to make the M fold here.

I’ve altered Susan’s measurements to create a slightly different metric template that allows two card bases to be cut from one sheet of A4 cardstock.

Cut the A4 cardstock in half lengthways at 10.5cm to create two card bases. For each card base, score along the long side of the card base at 6.5, 7, 14, 15, 22, 22.5 and then cut the excess off at 29 cm. Then you fold along these lines to form an M shape.

Decorate with Embossed cardstock panels and DSP panels before adhering a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to the middle 1cm wide panel – this is to adhere the centre image and make the fancy fold mechanism work.

I’ve stamped the centre image in Misty Moonlight and Bubble Bath, using two stamps from the Softly Sophisticated bundle. The image is layered on circle dies from the new Everyday Details dies, as well as a middle circle cut from Night of Navy cardstock using the Stylish Shapes dies.

The sentiments on the inner side flaps are die cut using the Everyday Details dies, shortened where necessary.

The side flaps tuck in in behind this centre floral image to close the card. You can write your message on Basic White cardstock panels adhered to the back of the card.

For the second card, the embossed panels are placed inside the card, with the DSP on the front side flaps.

The centre image is stamped in Misty Moonlight and Bubble Bath, using two stamps from the Softly Sophisticated bundle, layered on rectangle dies from the new Everyday Details dies

This is such a cool fancy fold – here’s a short video to show how the card opens and closes.

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  

Rosa Leyden  

Tina Gillespie

Di Furniss  

Andrea Sargent  

Catherine Proctor  

We’ll be back showcasing Old Olive next Wednesday, 17th January. I hope you can join us then.



AWH Colour Creations Mossy Meadow Card

AWH Colour Creations Mossy Meadow Card

Welcome to 2024 and to week thirty-four of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

Tomorrow the January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue both go live and I’ve used three new products from both catalogues in my card tonight: the Jungle Pals stamp set, the Jungle Pals Dies and the Notes of Nature cling stamp set.

Our colour this week, Mossy Meadow, is a deep green that I couldn’t resist pairing with Old Olive and Petal Pink to create my jungle scene.

During Sale-a-bration, for every, $90 or $180 that you spend on ANY Stampin’ Up! product you can earn Sale-a-bration products.

The Jungle Pals stamp set is free with purchases of $90 or more, while the Jungle Pals Dies are free with purchases of $180 or more.

I love the details in these Jungle Pals Dies!

As the Jungle Pals stamp set doesn’t have sentiments, I’ve used a sentiment from a new stamp set in the January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue, the Notes of Nature cling stamp set.

I thought this sentiment was perfect for the cheeky sloth swinging from the branches!

I coloured the sloth using Old Olive light and dark Stampin’ Blends! as well as Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends! before fussy cutting him out.

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.

Andrea Sargent  

Kate Morgan   

Di Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Rosa Leyden

Christine Blain

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

We’ll be back showcasing Night of Navy next Wednesday, 10th January. I hope you can join us then.



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