Heart of Christmas Week 1

Heart of Christmas Week 1

Welcome to the first week of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

Around this time every year the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! team begin our annual weekly blog hop, featuring the Christmas products in both the Annual Catalogue and the brand new forthcoming Holiday Catalogue, my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!!! catalogue of the year.

You will be able to view and order from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue from the 4th September, but in the meantime here’s a peek at the cover.

One of the first products to catch my eye in the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue is a suite called the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

I love the beautiful blues and greens of the Brightly Gleaming DSP, the Star Designer Elements, the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder but most of all I love that the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set has not just one, but two coordinating punches!

There are so many projects I’m planning to make with these punches but this week I decided to CASE a project I saw another demonstrator CASE from the cover of the 2012 Stampin’ Up! holiday catalogue. Isn’t this ornament simply gorgeous?

The other Stampin’Up! demonstrator used the Gleaming Ornaments punch to make this ornament by firstly stamping and then punching out the images, but I decided to make things even simpler by simply punching out my shapes from the Brightly Gleaming DSP.

Firstly I punched out 20 of the larger punch ornaments using the Night of Navy and Copper paper from the Brightly Gleaming DSP. The geometric design of this DSP made it very easy to score down the centre of 15 of the ornaments before using multipurpose liquid glue to glue them together.

I simply glued 3 of the scored ornaments together before adhering these to one of the unscored ornaments. Repeat 4 times.

Follow the same steps, this time punching out 20 smaller ornaments from a different coloured DSP, and score and glue together.

Punch a 2 inch circle out of Night of Navy cardstock and place a glue dot in the middle. Use your glue dot to position the larger shapes evenly around the circle and adhere the shapes to the with multipurpose liquid glue

Then glue the smaller shapes between the larger ornament shapes.

Tie two bows with the copper trim ribbon and then use your fingers to tease the ribbon out. Adhere these bows to the centre of your ornament using glue dots and then top with a copper star designer element.

To finish off the reverse side die cut a snowflake from copper foil using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies and adhere to the middle of the Night of Navy circle with multipurpose liquid glue.

So you can hang your ornament, add a loop of copper trim ribbon to the back as well and adhere using glue dots. Use another copper star designer element to hide the ends of the copper trim ribbon and then hang from a tree!

The lovely Claire Daly is hosting our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hop – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

I’ll be back next week with two more Christmas blog hops. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart July Blog Hop: Simple Stamping

Art With Heart July Blog Hop: Simple Stamping

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink.

It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

My cards all feature the stunning Silhouette Scenes stamp stamped on a range of Designer Series Papers. I love how the DSP does all the heavy lifting for me, creating instant backgrounds to match the stamp and the sentiment.

The “together is the perfect place to be” card was inspired by this style of gorgeous photo. The long exposure of the photo and the rain makes the city lights look like blurs of paint.

Don’t you think this design from the Follow Your Art DSP has a similar feel?

I next went in search of some paper to match the child with the binoculars who is looking towards the future and hopefully a life full of possibilities and adventure.

This paper from the Come Sail Away DSP was the perfect match, with its finely detailed map image.

I was now on a roll as the one card quickly morphed into four cards, but when card making is this quick and easy thanks to simple stamping and DSP I just had to go with the flow.

The little girl on the swing card was CASED from the card on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I couldn’t use the tree branch die for a simple stamping card but I think the placement of the sentiment is just as effective. The DSP is from the See a Silhouette DSP pack.

My final card uses another piece of DSP from the Follow Your Art DSP – this one looks like a cloudy sky. I also stamped a few clouds and hot air balloons from the Above the Clouds stamp set.

This really is simple stamping at its best, using just one ink pad and one stamp set (for 3 out of the 4 cards) to achieve such a variety of cards.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,   Tina Gillespie.           

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Tina Gillespie

Kathryn Ruddick

Rebecca Jacovou

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Rachel Palmieri

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Happy Tails Pop Up Tab Card

Happy Tails Pop Up Tab Card

In my family a lot of our birthdays fall in both July and December. One of the July birthdays we have just celebrated is for my niece Mimi, who has just turned three.

Because Mimi is obsessed with my dog, Superman, I decided to use the Happy Tails stamp set to create a special type of pop-up card for her birthday.

I used Kylie Bertucci’s video tutorial HERE to learn how to create the pop up tab mechanism, but altered the design of the card to suit the products I had available.

Here’s a short video of my card. I love cards that move!

The dog house is created by embossing Early Espresso card stock with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and the grass is simply hand snipped from Pear Pizzaz card stock using my paper snips. The clouds are die cut using a die from the new Detailed Peacock dies.

Inside my card I’ve used the Happy Tails stamp set and matching Dog Builder punch to create a surprise Superman for my niece.

I also had a lot of fun making Mimi’s birthday present: a handmade felt doll.

I also made her a hand knitted and hand sewn wardrobe, including flannelette pjs and her very own felt Miffy Doll (Mimi’s favourite toy!).

And yes, you guessed it, her favourite colour is purple!

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of any of the brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart June Blog Hop: In Colour Theme

Art With Heart June Blog Hop: In Colour Theme

Tonight the Art With Heart Team are sharing creative projects featuring in colour theme. Check out the new 2019 – 2021 in colours and let’s not forget the current 2018 – 2020 in colours.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Why use just one In Colour when you can use all 10 together on your card. Lined up, side-by-side, they create such a stunning rainbow!

I’m excited to share not one but two cards with you this week.

The first card showcases all 10 In Colours, as well as the Free as a Bird stamp set.

The first step is to cut a 1cm strip of card stock from every In Colour. Line then up in rainbow order and adhere together with strips of tear and tape.

Next stamp your image or sentiment in Versamark, dust with white embossing power and heat emboss. Mount onto black card stock.

The background layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been stamped with black ink and coloured in with a variety of Blends and markers in the various In Colours. I love creating my own Designer Series Paper for my projects.

Mount the rainbow cardstock onto the middle of your DSP and adhere to a cardbase made from black cardstock.

I wasn’t planning on making a second card but I had leftover rainbow strips so I decided to see what they looked like with a sentiment stamped on top.

This time I used the Colourful Seasons stampset for my sentiment and the home made DSP. I deliberately die cut the cardstock on an angle using a stitiched rectangle die to add visual interest.

The background was stamped with two of the smallest dies in black and In Colours. Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots add texture and interest.

These rainbow colours just make me feel very happy and I hope they also put a smile on the face of whoever I post them to.


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,   Kathryn Mangelsdorf.           

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Caroline Manwaring 

Art With Heart May Blog Hop: 2019 – 2020 Catalogue Preview

Art With Heart May Blog Hop: 2019 – 2020 Catalogue Preview

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue.

If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

My cards tonight were inspired by the splashback in my powder room. It goes all the way from the basin to the ceiling but here’s just a snippet of these beautiful encaustic tiles.

As soon as I saw the new Verdant Garden stamp set I knew I would use it to make a card inspired by the tiles in my splashback.

Combined with the colour scheme of the Scalloped Linen Ribbon (oh be still my beating heart!!!) it also proved to be an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the new 2019-20 in colours.

First cab off the rank? Seaside Spray.

Seaside Spray is definitely one of my new favourite colours. How good does it look with Crumb Cake? (And yes I have deliberately referenced ScoMo for his incredibly versatile “motherhood and apple pie” statement).

Next, I’d like to introduce you to Terracotta Tile. I think Terracotta tile is going to get on famously with its closest cousin, Cajun Craze.

Rococo Rose is another new favourite, such a soft and gentle pink I just know I’ll be using a lot.

Pretty Peacock is very dark and rich – I can’t wait to team it with Night of Navy!

There is one more lovely 2019-202 in colour called Purple Posy that I haven’t included this week because the ink pad is not orderable yet. If you’re wondering what it looks like it’s a very pale purple, sort of a love child of Highland Heather and Smokey Slate.

Here’s a closer look at the other 4 in colours.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,  Rachel Palmieri.         

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Christina Barnes

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Vicki Boucher

Rebecca Jacovou

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 46 Smokey Slate

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 46 Smokey Slate

Welcome to week 46 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a very light neutral colour: Smokey Slate.

Because these neutrals go with every colour I thought it would be a perfect colour to showcase our retiring In-Colours in a series of cards that use other retiring products too.

I like to call this set my typing pool!

I decided to use the delightful “P.S. You’re the Best stamp set” as it was just perfect for my friend Bruce. I’m going to his 50th birthday party this weekend and he is an author and currently writing his next book.

I think I’ll give Bruce the Lemon-lime twist card with the festive balloon paper from the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper.

What I really like about this stamp set is that you can use it with any colour to make either male or female cards. The Powder Pink card is very feminine.

The Fresh Fig card is also very feminine, using the Petal Promenade DSP

The Berry Burst card and the Tranquil tide card could work for men or women and both use the Tranquil Textures DSP.

My favourite thing about my typing pool cards is the way they open…it is a type of fancy fold but I’m not sure what it’s called!

Another fantastic retiring product I used was the Envelope punch board to make a matching envelope for each card.

To see what the rest of the team have created, click on the links below.

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Christina Barnes

Tania Johnson

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me .

We will be back again next week showcasing a subtle colour: So Saffron. We hope you can along with us then.

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