Stampin’ Up! Old Olive – Week 31 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive – Week 31 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order. This week we are showcasing Old Olive, a fabulous green that is so versatile I actually use it like a neutral because it really pairs extremely well with any colour you combine it with.

For my cards today I’ve used elements from a brand new all inclusive card kit called Hello Dear Friend. Earlier this week I shared some other cards I made using the Hello Dear Friend Card Kit and today I have three more to share with you.

These three cards were inspired by one of the smaller card designs from the Hello Dear Friend Card Kit.

I loved how the stripes looked behind the yellow rose on this card, so I decided to pair the leftover die cuts with the black and white striped paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper.

You get everything you need in this kit to create 12 cards with matching envelopes…but you can make plenty more with this kit using the leftover die cuts and the stamp set, acrylic block and ink spot that are all included in the kit.

Because I used the leftover rose and leaf die cuts from this card kit with the black and white True Love Designer Series paper (both from the new January to June Mini Catalogue) my colour combination is Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White.

On my first card I intended to make a wreath with the die cut elements but halfway through adhering the die cuts around the sentiment I decided to create a spray of flowers instead.

By creating a spray instead of a wreath I had plenty room to add a bow of the black and white twine from the Playful Pets trim combo pack.

It also meant I now had some extra die cuts left over that I could use to create a thank you card .

This time I ran the DSP through my subtle embossing folder – it’s hard to see in this photo but it adds such a lovely texture in real life.

You might have noticed the stamped panel behind the “thank you” sentiment on the card above? It’s actually an off cut I didn’t want to waste after stamping the front panel for my third card below.

I stamped this panel using just two of the stamps in the stamp set included in this card kit. Here’s a close up of the stamps you get in this set as the photo of them in the catalogue is very small.

Running this stamped layer through the subtle embossing folder made all the difference to this card. All I had to do was add a bow of the Playful Pets bakers twine and die cut the “Just a Little note” sentiment using one of the Tasteful Label Dies before attaching to my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Old Olive 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

Next week we we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights: Pacific Point. We hope you can join us all then.

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!

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 29 Mossy Meadow

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 29 Mossy Meadow

Welcome to our last Colour Creations Showcase for 2020-2021! Thank you for joining us each week and thank you to my fellow AWH team members who have inspired us all with their amazing colour creations.

We’re taking a break over Christmas and New Year but we will be back on January 6 to continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 29 – Mossy Meadow

Mossy Meadow is one of Stampin’ Up!’s neutrals, a dark green that looks like pear pizzaz when it is stamped off. As I needed to make some more Christmas cards (yes I know it’s only a week until Christmas!!) I decided to use a lovely graphic stamp set called Tree Angle that is retiring soon. (NOTE this stamp set has already sold out so you could also use the three different sized pine trees from the In the Pines stamp set if you would like to make these cards but missed out on this stamp set).

The Tree Angle stamp set co-ordinates with the stitched triangle dies but you could easily trim these trees with your paper trimmer if you don’t own the dies.

Mossy Meadow is a neutral that works really well with most colours – my classic Christmas colour scheme today was inspired by colours in the Heartwarming Hugs DSP that I’ve used in one of my cards.

As well as Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Whisper White I added in Crumb Cake and some metallic highlights.

This card pairs Mossy Meadow with some hints of soft metallics in the brushed metallic card stock layer and the copper stars that sit on top of the trees.

Mossy Meadow also looks great with silver in this monochromatic card. The background DSP layer is from the Neutrals 6×6 stack – I like how the pattern reflects the wooden tree trunks stamp in this stamp set.

Did you notice the little silver star on top of the tree! I love this die – it is from The Most Wonderful Time Medley, also retiring soon. Instead of using the tree trunk stamp again in this card I cut little silver trunk to co-ordinate with the silver star.

There are so many lovely greetings in this stamp set I decided to create a large sentiment panel using all of them together. I love the way it came together with no layout plan – I just started stamping in different colours!

The different colours on the greeting pick up the colours on the striped DSP. You could also create this card using any of your Christmas greetings from different stamp sets – the key to achieving a clean look is stamping the sentiments in the same colours as the stripes on the DSP.

These cards were so quick and easy to make – just as well because I still have so much to do before Christmas Day! Here’s a pic of all three in front of my beautiful Christmas tree.

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

We will return next year on Wednesday January 6th when we’ll be showcasing another one of the Neutrals: Night of Navy. We hope you can join us all then.

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.

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

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Summer

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Summer

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. Tonight we’re sharing some ideas for summer cards.

Summer for me means frangipanis, my favourite flower. I have many frangipani trees in my garden in various shades of yellow and pink and most of them have been grown from cuttings. My frangipanis are just coming into flower now and every year the yellow ones always flower before the pink ones do.

I’m sure it will come as no surprise when I tell you that I’ve used the Timeless Tropical stamp set and its co-ordinating In the Tropics dies for my card today. I have to admit I bought this entire bundle just for the frangipani flower and die, but I love this entire stamp and die set!

The palm tree is coloured using the marker technique – I used soft suede for the tree trunk and old olive for the palm branches. Once I coloured the stamp with my markers I “huffed” on it before stamping. To add colour and depth I used Watercolour pencils to lightly add some more old olive to the branches and some early espresso to the trunk.

The frangipani flower was stamped in smoky slate (stamped off once) and then coloured in using my daffodil delight and pumpkin pie watercolour pencils.

The pool party layer is die cut with a stitched rectangle die and embossed with the wrapped in texture embossing folder – on sale now at 50% off as it is retiring at the end of December or when sold out.

This pool party embossed layer is then layered onto Sahara Sand (also die cut with a stitched rectangle die) and adhered to a whisper white notecard.

The sentiment is also from the Timeless Tropical stamp set, stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with White Emboss powder.

Did you notice the embellishment in the centre of the flower? It’s a clear wonderful gem from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue and it adds a lovely sparkle to my frangipani flower.

To see more summer card inspiration from the AWH Team head back to Rachel‘s page as she is hosting our monthly blog hops.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, the August – December 2020 Mini 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.

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