Welcome 2021-2022 Catalogue AWH Creative Showcase

Welcome 2021-2022 Catalogue AWH Creative Showcase

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. 

Tonight we’re sharing projects that use new products from the 2021-22 Stampin’ Up1 Annual Catalogue. If you haven’t seen the new catalogue yet, this 50 second video shows you some of the stunning products inside!

Two of my favourite products from the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue are the Days to Remember stamp set and the Party Pattern DSP, which is one of the new host products.

The Days to Remember stamp set has everything you need to create calendars and it is also perfect for using on scrapbooking layouts or in a bullet journal.

I can’t tell you how much I love this Pattern Party DSP! It has bright graphic patterns on one side and really versatile black and white patterns on the other side. AND you get 48 sheets – 4 each of 12 double-sided designs!

My easel card is a really practical desk accessory that uses two simple folds to create a combined calendar and Post It note holder. You can use any DSP for this project.

This card folds flat for postage but due to its weight and the thickness it will cost slightly more than a standard letter to post. It will fit into a C6 envelope.

The days to Remember stamp is super easy to line up and stamp because it has been designed to fit the width of an inkpad. My Calendar pages measure 7x7cm – just don’t forget to remove the ink from the number 31 for the months that only have 30 days.

When all months are stamped use a few drops of multipurpose glue along the top of each calendar month to attach them together into a calendar.

For the rest of the card, cut and score as follows:

  • Cut base: Thick Basic White card stock at 29 x 10 cm
  • Cut card front: Thick Basic White card stock at 14.5 x 10 cm
  • Score base: Score and fold card base at 14.5 cm and 27.5 cm
  • Card front DSP layer: Cut Pattern Party DSP at 14 x 9.5 cm
  • Inside card DSP layer: Cut Pattern Party DSP at 14.5 x 10 cm
  • Card stock layer under Post It Note: Basic White card stock 9 x 9 cm
  • Card stock layer under calendar: Pale Papaya card stock 8 x 8 cm

I added the 2021 lettering (die cut AFTER mounting onto foam adhesive sheets) to the top of the calendar and finished my card with a flower fussy cut from the reverse side of the striped DSP and a Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Colour Jewel.

To see the rest of the AWH team’s projects, go back to Rachel’s blog as she is hosting the monthly showcase.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

Stampin’ Up! So Saffron – Week 48 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! So Saffron – Week 48 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 So Saffron, a creamy pale yellow from the subtles family.

I’m excited to be sharing another new stamp set from the 2021-22 Annual catalogue: In Symmetry. You can save 10% and purchase the stamp set as a bundle with the Symmetry Stems Border punch, however I’ve only used the stamp set on my card today.

The In Symmetry stamp set has a lovely “Scandi” folk art feel which I’ve tried to replicate in my slimline card today.

This is such a versatile stamp set because it would work with any colour combination. After making this card I realised I’ve used the colours of my house exterior: black, different shades of gray and a pale yellow front door!

The In Symmetry photopolymer stamps are easy to use and easy to align – I simply made up my design as I went along. I think this stamp set has a lot of design possibilities and will be great for wreath and square cards too, as well as making your own DSP.

The Basic Black embossed strip behind the stamped panel has been embossed using one of the Greenery embossing folders – it’s hard to see in these photos but this embossing folder really matches the stamped leaves.

Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a co-ordinating touch of bling, picking up on the pale yellow of the So Saffron flowers.

I stamped and fussy cut a spare flower to use on the inside of my card. The sentiment is from this stamp set, stamped in Tuxedo Memento.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with So Saffron today!

We will return next week on Wednesday, May 19, when we’ll be showcasing Soft Sea Foam.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate – Week 47 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate – Week 47 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Yippee! The new 2021-22 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue is live.

Have you placed an order and seen the exciting new items in it yet?

I’ve used some new products in my card today and I’m sure the other AWH team member will too as we showcase Smoky Slate, one of our neutral colours.

For my card this week I’ve decided to CASE a card from page 68 of the new catalogue. It’s the square card on the bottom left of the photo below of cards made using the new Simply Elegant Suite Collection.

The Simply Elegant Suite Collection includes a stamp set, punch, trim and this stunning Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper that features sophisticated intricate designs in these colours: Basic Black, Basic Gray, copper, gold, silver, Very Vanilla and white.

Although Smoky Slate is not one of the colours in the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper I thought it would work very well with this colour palette.

Do you agree?

I don’t (yet!!!) have the Elegantly Said Stamp Set or the Elegant Tag Punch so I’ve used some other exciting new products to make my card.

The Better Place Stamp set is one you might overlook because it is a host set – you’ll find it on page 171 of the catalogue. I’m always very attracted to stamp sets that look like illustrations from books I remember as a child!

Instead of the Elegant Tag Punch I’ve used a new die set: Tailor Made Tags.

I bought with Christmas cards and tags in mind, but I can already see myself using these tags constantly for all types of cards.

I die cut the largest die in both vellum and Smoky Slate Card Stock before stamping in Smoky Slate ink onto the Smoky Slate card stock.

I then used a scrap of gold foil to die cut the little hole re-inforcers.

Did you notice the gold and silver trim tied through the top of the tag? It’s the Simply Elegant Trim from the Simply Elegant Suite Collection. Again, I bought this with Christmas Cards in mind but I doubt it will last that long at this rate!

I hope my card today inspires you to use your catalogue as inspiration to create your cards and projects even if you don’t have the exact same items that were used in the project you’re CASEing.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Smoky Slate today!

We will return next week on Wednesday May 12th when we’ll be showcasing a pale yellow: So Saffron.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

Stampin’ Up! Shaded Spruce – Week 46 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Shaded Spruce – Week 46 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 Shaded Spruce, a dark green colour from our Regals Family.

This is our last Colour Creations Showcase before the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue retires so I’m using some of my retiring favourites for this card: the Subtles Embossing folder, the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and the Winter Woods stamp set.

I can’t take credit for the basic design of this card as I’ve CASED it from a beautiful Christmas card made by an overseas Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Theresa McEntee. However, I felt April was was just a tad early to start making Christmas Cards so I’ve changed the sentiment and some elements of Theresa’s design to make a masculine birthday card instead.

If you don’t already have the Winter Woods stamp set it’s one I definitely recommend adding to your collection for simple stamping and for masculine cards. Although this stamp set only has a Christmas sentiment, I turned it into a birthday card by simply using a “happy birthday” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

Can you see the lovely texture I’ve added to the stamped front panel using the subtle embossing folder? If you want to try this technique don’t forget to always stamp first and then emboss afterwards.

I love the colour combination of Shaded Spruce with Soft Sea Foam. Although they are the darkest and the lightest greens in the Stampin’ Up colour range they work really well together. All of the trees have been stamped in Shaded Spruce but I’ve “stamped off” some of the trees to create depth in my forest.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Shaded Spruce today!

We will return next week on Wednesday May 5th when we’ll be showcasing a neutral colour: Smoky Slate.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Spray – Week 45 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Spray – Week 45 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 Seaside Spray, a soon to be retired 2019-21 In colour that I’m really going to miss!

This week I’m also using a stamp set and co-ordinating punch that are retiring soon – the Basket of Blooms stamp set and the small bloom punch.

For quick and easy colouring I simply stamped my pot and leaves in Memento Ink onto Shimmery White card stock and coloured the pot in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the leaves using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The ground below the post and the area around the pot were also coloured using Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends . I love the stamp in this set that is a piece of twine wrapped around the pot.

The flowers were stamped onto a separate piece of paper and coloured in with Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends before being punched out with the small bloom punch or fussy cut. I’ve layered the largest flower and used silver metallic pearls for the centre of the flowers.

Don’t you just love the border created by the touch of whimsy dies? I’m so glad these are not retiring – the metallic pearls and the stitched with whimsy dies are both carrying over to the new catalogue, hooray!

The subtle embossing folder will also be sorely missed – I love the dimension this gives to card stock.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Seaside Spray today!

We will return next week on Wednesday April 28th when we’ll be showcasing Shaded Spruce.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand – Week 44 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand – Week 44 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 Sahara Sand, the lightest neutral in the Stampin’ Up! colour range.

Recognise the colours on my card this week? You probably won’t because they are the brand new 2021-23 In Colours!

From top to bottom in my ink pad stack you can see Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

My card is “something old, something new” this week, with the “new” being the InColours and the “old” being the lovely floral stamp set and dies that I’ve white heat embossed onto my Sahara Sand card base.

I’ve loved the Bloom & Grow stamp set and I’m going to miss it a lot when it retires in a few week’s time.

After heat embossing the larger floral stamp (top left on stamp case image), the “thank you” sentiment and some of the smaller sprigs I used my blender pen to lift ink directly off the stamp pads and colour in the images. I snipped the larger image into two pieces and arranged the flowers behind my sentiment.

Before adhering everything to the card with dimensionals, I wrapped linen thread around the Sahara Sand Layer and tied a bow.

The notecards with matching envelopes make card making so quick and easy – I used a few left over leaves to decorate the back of my envelope.

Sahara Sand is a great colour to colour directly onto, especially after you have heat embossed in white. Although I’ve used my ink pads and blender pen for this card, you could also use water colour pencils with the blender pen, Stampin’ Write markers or your Stampin’ Blends.

All of the new InColours are available as Stampin’ Blends as well as Stampin’ Write markers and you can purchase them from the 1st May.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Sahara Sand today!

We will return next week on Wednesday March 10th when we’ll be showcasing a lovely soft blue 2019-21 InColour that is about to retire: Seaside Spray.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, 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

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