Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 17 Garden Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 17 Garden Green

Welcome to week seventeen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 17 – Garden Green

I have to confess that Garden Green is probably my least used green – it’s not that I don’t like this colour, it’s that I always tend to reach for Old Olive or Mossy Meadow instead.

But when I saw Garden Green paired with Very Vanilla in the Boho Indigo leaf die cuts that come in the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the Boho Indigo Refill Kit I wondered why I don’t use Garden Green more often.

I wanted to use as many of these gorgeous Garden Green leaves as possible on my card so I made a modified bridge card with an extra strip inside.

This is what it looks like laying flat for postage or to slide into an envelope.

The vases were stamped in Soft Suede – I just love the different patterns on these vases! For the two front sides of the card I added a layer of the embossed Very Vanilla card stock that comes in the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the Boho Indigo Refill Kit.

Did you notice the gold foliage that matched the gold foiling on the leaves? It’s the Forever Gold Laser-cut specialty DSP. Just like the Garden Green Die cuts it makes card making so quick and easy.

Here’s what the card looks like standing up from above with the extra panel inside.

The striped DSP from toile Tidings DSP perfectly matched so I used it on the inside and the back of the card. The “Thank You” sentiment is stamped onto another die cut, which along with the gold foiled flowers also comes in the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the Boho Indigo Refill Kit.

The final touch on the front of the card is a gold trim bow from the forever Greenery Trim Combo pack.

I quickly made an envelope to match using a sheet of the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Garden Green today.

Right click on each person’s name below, and open in a new tab to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights: Gorgeous Grape. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 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

Heart of Christmas: September

Heart of Christmas: September

Welcome to the Heart of Christmas 2020 where the Art with Heart team share their Christmas inspiration with you on the third Monday of each month.

Today I’m sharing with you two cards that feature both the Sweetest Time bundle and the Peace & Joy Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! August – December mini catalogue.

I love large die images like these because they make for quick and easy cards that look super impressive, especially when you make them using a specialty paper like this stunning Balmy Blue glimmer paper! Isn’t this paper just the bomb!

Before cutting this paper with the largest of the Sweetest Borders dies and the smallest “joy” die from the Joy dies I attached a section of adhesive sheet to the back of my glimmer paper – it makes adhering the pieces to your card front a breeze.

To create my “Sending Joy” card, I began with a Whisper White card base (half of an A4 piece folded in half) topped with a 14.5 x 10 cm layer of Balmy Blue card stock.

I then used the large holly sprig die to cut both a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Balmy Blue glimmer paper – make sure you save all of the Balmy Blue glimmer paper scraps when you remove the die cut paper from the die.

After adhering and trimming the die cut piece of Whisper White card stock to the Balmy Blue card stock layer I carefully filled in the negative gaps in the die cut image with my Balmy Blue Glimmer paper pieces. The angle of this photo shows you just how sparkly this paper is.

Before die cutting the smallest “joy” die from the Joy Dies I attached a section of adhesive sheet to the back of my glimmer paper – it really helps to keep the true shape of this thin word die. The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue from the Peace & Joy stamp set.

My Merry Christmas card was quickly created from the leftover Balmy Blue glimmer paper die cuts – it seemed such a shame to waste them!

Because there was so much white space on this card I thought it needed some subtle texture and once again the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder was just perfect for the job.

I trimmed the die cut Balmy Blue glimmer paper and re-arranged the pieces to get a central image I was happy with – this is so easy to do when it’s cut on an adhesive sheet. Extra dots were cut die cut from scraps of Balmy Blue glimmer paper and scattered around my card.

I love getting two cards from one die cut – I think I might be mass producing these two designs for my Christmas cards this year!

The lovely Judy May is hosting our Heart of Christmas showcase this year. To see the other Christmas creations go back to Judy’s post.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August – December Mini catalogue (AKA the Holiday 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

CASEing the Catty #285 with Boho Indigo DSP

CASEing the Catty #285 with Boho Indigo DSP

This week’s CASEing the Catty #CTC285 challenge is to case the sketch on page 29 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

And this is the sketch we were given to CASE.

This is such a great layout to showcase designer series paper so for my CASE project I’ve used one of my all time favourite papers: the beautiful Night of Navy and Whisper White DSP from the Boho Indigo Product Medley.

Instead of just four strips (as shown in the sketch) I decided to use five strips, each trimmed to 1 inch wide so they would fit into the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I hope the CASEing the Catty team don’t mind, but I always prefer odd number on cards and there are just so many beautiful designs in the DSP.

After trimming and punching the ends of the strips of DSP I sponged the edges of the DSP strips with some Night of Navy ink. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and Sahara Sand (to match the card stock base) and die cut using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies. A bow of linen thread finishes the card.

Did you notice the beautiful gold foiled envelope sitting under my card? It’s from the special release “Box of Sunshine” Paper Pumpkin kit, available now while stocks last. I cut my Sahara Sand card base to fit this envelope because I loved it so much!

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 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.

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 16 Flirty Flamingo

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 16 Flirty Flamingo

Welcome to week six of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 16 – Flirty Flamingo

Week 16 brings us to Flirty Flamingo – a bright happy pink with a touch of orange in it. I tried to make a card using Flirty Flamingo with some of the blues but it just wasn’t working for me so I went back to the drawing board and started again with this colour combination.

Have you ever tried the split card technique? It’s a quick and easy way to create more cards in less time and it also gives your cards that lovely stamped off to the edge effect.

To create the split card technique you can either use die cut images adhered to a card stock layer or you can stamp directly onto your card stock. I’m doing the easiest version today – using stamped images from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set, but these co-ordinating Many Layered Blossoms dies would also work really well.

Begin by cutting an A4 sheet of Whisper White in half and then stamping the main image into the centre of the card stock. My large floral image was stamped in Flirty Flamingo, with just a few Pear Pizzaz leaves stamped around the flowers and Basic Black flower centres stamped in Tuxedo Memento.

This large floral stamp is ideal because it covers a large surface area with a single stamp and it’s a non-geometric floral image, which is easiest to work with using the split card technique.

To create two cards I simply cut my image in half and then decided how best to use each half . This photo shows you where I cut the image and how the two sides of the card stock line up.

For the happy birthday card I trimmed the stamped image to 9.5 x 13.8 cm before mounting it on a 10 x 14.2 cm Basic Black card stock layer. The card base is an A4 sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock cut in half and then folded in half.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in versamark ink, before adding white embossing power, setting with a heat tool and die cutting using a Stitched Rectangle die.

I trimmed my second half of my stamped card stock to 10.5 x 10.5cm and rotated the image to the top of the card this time before mounting it onto a 11 x 11cm Basic Black card stock layer. The card base is an 11.5 x 11.5 cm square of Flirty Flamingo card stock.

The Thinking of You sentiment was stamped in versamark ink, before adding white embossing power, setting with a heat tool and die cutting using a different Stitched Rectangle die.

Like the Happy Birthday card this card was finished with a bow of Braided Linen Trim.

Just for fun I made a third card, creating my own DSP with the same colours as the other cards, but this time using the smaller stamps in the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Those tiny black dots and the centres of the smaller flowers were created using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The smaller flowers are a lighter pink than the larger flowers because I stamped off the Flirty Flamingo ink once before stamping on the card stock.

Like the two split cards, my homemade DSP Happy birthday card was finished off with a bow of Braided Linen Trim and the sentiment created with heat embossing.

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

  1. Kate Morgan
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Michele Taylor
  4. Fiona Ryan
  5. Sujatha Harding
  6. Rachel Woollard
  7. Kathryn Ruddick
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Christine Blain
  10. Theresa Gerrard
  11. Diane Furniss
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Ros Davidson
  14. Sharon Davern
  15. Sue Madex
  16. Andrea Sargent

Next Wednesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Regal family: Garden Green. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August -December 2020-21 Stampin Up! 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: Masculine Cards

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Masculine Cards

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. Tonight we’re sharing some ideas for masculine cards, something I know many of us can find challenging to make.

I recently made two masculine cards I’d like to share with you: the card I made for my dad’s birthday in July and the card I made last week for him for Father’s Day.

My dad is not a typical card game/car/fishing/treking/BBQ/sport kind of a dad and that can make designing masculine cards for him quite tricky. But there are two Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that perfectly matched the gifts I was giving to my dad: Whiskey Business and Press On.

For Dad’s birthday card I used the Whiskey Business set… no prizes for guessing what I gave him for his birthday!

This card was CASED from the design of the card on page 33 of the Annual Catalogue but I made a few changes to make it my own. I just had to use the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder to emboss the Whisper White card stock because it looks just like the pattern in the cut crystal that the Whiskey decanter and whiskey glasses are made of.

The detailed line drawings of the Whiskey Business are so realistic and the Stampin’ Blends make it so easy to bring these stamps to life. I’ve used light Pool Party for the crystal, and light So Saffron, light Mango Melody and dark Mango Melody for the whiskey.

Here’s a close up showing the detail in this stamp set. I simply fussy cut my decanter and glasses using my paper snips before adhering them to the embossed Dainty Diamonds layer.

Speaking of realistic – how amazing is this wood patterned DSP from the In Good Taste DSP! All of this patterned paper was created from photographs of actual wood, stone, textiles, etc and it’s just perfect for masculine cards.

And finally, here’s the inside of the card.

For my second card I’m sharing the one I made for Father’s Day to accompany a coffee machine and coffee, which is why I decided to use the Press On stamp set.

I kept this card very neutral, using coffee shades (Early Espresso and Crumb Cake) with Whisper White.

The lovely masculine chevron DSP is one you might have overlooked – I certainly did! This DSP is part of the Gilded Autumn specialty DSP which is found on page 45 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

The coffee cup and beans were stamped in Early Espresso before being coloured in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker for the coffee beans.

The strip of early espresso faux suede ribbon along the base of the card co-ordinated perfectly and added a luxurious texture to the card.

Inside my card I used a variety of sentiments to create a meaningful Father’s Day message – I’m not sure if it really worked, but my dad seemed to appreciate it and that’s what really counts.

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

To purchase any of the products I’ve used in my cards tonight simply click on the phots of the products below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of 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.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 15 Early Espresso

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 15 Early Espresso

Welcome to week fifteen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 15 – Early Espresso

I actually made this special card in July for my brother’s 50th birthday but I waited until tonight to share it with you because it features the rich dark chocolate brown of Early Espresso…a colour that is just perfect for male cards.

I love using Early Espresso with other neutral colours and especially with foils – Early Espresso really makes foils pop. For my card today I’ve paired Early Espresso with Crumb Cake, Brass Foil, Whisper White and just a touch of Misty Moonlight.

I wanted to make a birthday card that moved for my brother because he used to be an engineer but I couldn’t find a pattern for a combined spinner and triple cube card so I designed one myself.

This 30 second video shows you how my double spinner triple cube pop-up card goes from lying flat in an envelope to popping up with spinning globes – it’s such a cool card to make if you love cards that move, like I do!

Here’s a close up of what the double spinner triple cube pop-up card looks like lying flat to slip inside an envelope.

And here’s how to make the card.

Triple Cube Instructions

Use your trimmer to score an A4 piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm and then cut across the A4 sheet at 7cm along the 21cm side as shown in photo above.

Trim another A4 piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 7cm x 29.7cm and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm (this piece is identical to the smaller rectangle in the photo above).

You will now have one larger 14cm x 29.7cm rectangle and two smaller 7cm x 29.7cm pieces. Bevel the side flap of all three rectangle pieces and adhere Tear & Tape to the beveled edges.

Double Spinner Instructions

Create the holes for the two spinner mechanisms by cutting two 7x7cm squares of Crumb Cake card stock and laying them over the top of the two centre panels of the largest rectangle. Use a layering circle die in the centre of the 7cm square pieces to cut through both layers of card stock.

Stamp four globes in Early Espresso onto Whisper White card stock – two of each side of the world. Die cut these four globe pieces with the matching circle die. Use a sponge dauber to gently shade some Misty Moonlight ink onto the globes.

Carefully lay a strip of Tear & Tape from the north pole to the south pole on two of the globes and lay a piece of gold trim (from the Forever Greenery trim pack) along the Tear & Tape. Glue the other side of the globe together – you will now have two complete double-sided globes.

Align the globes onto the card base and glue the 7x7cm square of Crumb Cake to the inside of the card base to hold the spinner globes in place as shown in the photo below. Cut off the excess gold trim.

Double Spinner Triple Cube Pop-up Card Assembly and Decoration

Fold the large cube card base and the two smaller cube bases, closing them into cube shapes by removing the Tear & Tape to adhere the sides of the cubes together.

Use multipurpose glue or Tear & Tape to attach the two smaller cubes to the bottom front of the larger spinner cube base as shown below.

Die cut six 6.5 x 6.5cm squares of Early Espresso card stock and attach to the outer squares of the two smaller cubes. Decorate with sentiments of your choice – I’ve stamped my sentiments in Early Espresso onto Whisper White card stock.

Other decorations on the spinner cube include brass foil circles die cut using the layering circle dies, squares of the World of Good DSP and “Happy 50th birthday” greeting die cut from brass foil with the Well Written dies and the Playful Alphabet Dies.

The back side of my card has Whisper White panels to write a message on and more globes die cut using the World Map dies.

Finally, I used another sheet of the World of Good DSP to make a simple co-ordinating envelope.

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

  1. Kate Morgan
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Sujatha Harding
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Michele Taylor
  6. Ros Davidson
  7. Rachel Woollard
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Judy May
  10. Christine Blain
  11. Theresa Gerrard
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Diane Furniss
  14. Sharon Davern
  15. Andrea Sargent

Next Wednesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights family: Flirty Flamingo. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of 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.

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

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