Art With Heart January Blog Hop: Sale-a-bration

Art With Heart January Blog Hop: Sale-a-bration

Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.

Until the 31st of March for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.

Hostesses earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus a Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set.

Now, let’s get to the projects! I can’t wait to see what everyone has made!

This month I was inspired by a male member of the international Artisan Design Team – his name is Martin Stone and he is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from the UK. He created a tattoo style card using the Honey Bee bundle, adding his own elements with a stencil as well as by doodling with the Stampin’ Up! journaling pens.

Isn’t this so cool? It is such a fresh approach and a totally different way to use your stamps.

I’ve always loved to doodle on my stamping and I just loved the sharpness of his geometric style so I decided to give this style a go using a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration: Lovely Lily Pad.

This technique is so fun I ended up making four cards for tonight’s blog hop. I also used some of my other stamp sets and my journalling pens.

My first card features the largest water lily image, along with a circle stamp and the longest straight line stamp from the Swirly Frames stamp set and the “swirly” stamp from the A Big Thank You stamp set.

I used the free lilypad dies (a level 2 Sale-a-bration item) to cut out a mask for my water lily before I stamped the Swirly Frames line over the top of it and then I drew the rest of the image freehand with my journalling pen.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder on black card stock.

For card two I used tiny freehand dots to shade my water lily, which I framed with a dotted circle. Geometric compass points were drawn with a ruler and finished off with more doodling.

I doodled lines and dots on the large water lily for card three, before adding doodle circles above and below. The striped black and white background DSP is from another free Sale-a-bration item: the stunning Golden Honey Specially DSP.

Finally, my smallest card uses the smallest water lily stamp, the swirly stamp from A Big Thank You and more free hand doodling and tiny dots.

Which of my cards do you prefer? Even though I need more practice to get to Martin’s standard, I had so much fun creating them all I can’t make up my mind!

The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is…..Michele Taylor.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Christina Barnes

Sujatha Harding

Andrea Sargent

Catherine Proctor

Michele Taylor

What’s so exciting about Sale-a-bration?

What’s so exciting about Sale-a-bration?

From 3rd January to 31st March, it’s Sale-a-bration time!

Whether you’re a customer, thinking of becoming a demonstrator or hosting a party, Sale-a-bration has something for you.

Customers earn free products

With Sale-A-Bration you earn free level 1 product every time you reach a threshold when you shop.

Level 1 items are free products earned for every $90 spent. There are 9 level products to chose from including:

  • 5 stamp sets,
  • 2 packs of designer series paper,
  • 1 all inclusive card kit,
  • a bakers twine and sequins combo pack.

Level 2 items are free products earned for every $180 spent. You can chose from:

  • a die set that co-ordinates with one of the free level 1 stamp sets,
  • a flower punch that co-ordinates with one of the free level 1 stamp sets
  • a stamp set and embossing folder bundle.

Here’s how it works. If you spend $270 you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. This gives you flexibility to choose what they want…and there are so many co-ordinating items!

Hosts earn free products and an exclusive stamp set

If you host a party (or place an order greater than $500) you will also receive another free Sale-A-Bration product – the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set. This stamp set really is the cutest set and from February 1 you can purchase matching dies!

New Demonstrators – it’s never been a better time to join!

If you’re thinking of placing an order for $169 or more why not become a hobby demonstrator? You can drop your demonstrator-ship at any time and there’s absolutely no obligation to continue purchasing products after your initial order.

If you join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between 3 January–31 March 2020 will receive:

Would you like me to send you a catalogue?

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the Sale-a-bration Catalgoue, January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Introducing the Creative Eight Wow Tutorials 2020

Introducing the Creative Eight Wow Tutorials 2020

Looking to learn new techniques or for some creative inspiration?

If you love to learn new techniques or you’re looking for a little creative inspiration, I’m releasing a brand new series of monthly tutorials called the Creative Eight Wow Tutorials.

I’ve collaborated with some of my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends to bring you eight inspiring paper craft tutorials a month for the next six months. The January edition of the Creative Eight Wow Tutorials is available now as a PDF download.

What’s included in each month’s tutorial bundle?

These monthly tutorial bundles are designed to help you create and to learn new techniques, as well as give you plenty of fabulous ideas for using current Stampin’ Up! products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, the 2020 Mini catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Each monthly tutorial bundle includes eight tutorials, all with full colour photos, a supply list, measurements and comprehensive step by step instructions.

You will receive: two Fancy Fold PDF Tutorials, two Technique PDF Tutorials, two 3D or Scrapbooking PDF Tutorials (depending on the bundle mix that month0, and two Embossing Folder PDF Tutorials.

There is no obligation to purchase all six bundles. You can purchase just one or as many as you like…or even better earn them for free with a qualifying order from my online store!

How do you get it?

There are two ways of accessing this fantastic tutorial.

Get it for free!

That’s right, this month’s tutorial bundle is yours FREE with any $50AUD purchase from my online store here. The tutorial bundle will be automatically sent within 24 hours of order purchase.

Order it online for just $15AUD from anywhere in the world!

Or you can purchase this bundle for $15AUD from anywhere in the world as a PDF document that will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

You can pay with Paypal or credit card, simply click on the button below to order online.

Art With Heart December Blog Hop: Add a Little Sparkle

Art With Heart December Blog Hop: Add a Little Sparkle

The Art With Heart Team are back with our last Blog Hop for 2019.

Getting in the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations, this month our theme is ‘Add A Little Sparkle’. We have a huge range of sparkly projects to share with you featuring products such as Glimmer paper, Rhinestones, Delicata Ink, Shimmery White card stock and much more. All of these products are available from Stampin’ Up! and any of these lovely ladies would be happy to assist you.

For my cards tonight, I’ve added some sparkle with three products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue: the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, the Star Designer Elements and the Celestial Copper Delicita Metallic Ink.

Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements

Card one is a wreath card, using the sprig elements, overlapped to form a wreath.

The bow at the top of my wreath is the 1/4 inch copper trim and sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, stamped in Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink.

Card two uses two of the ornament embellishments, as well as two sprigs.

Again, the sentiment is stamped in Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink and the bow is tied from the 1/4 inch copper trim, but this time using a different sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.

Card three features the brightly gleaming star elements in different sizes and the star designer elements.

The sentiment for this card comes from an old favourite, the Dashing Deer Stamp set.

Which of the three cards do you prefer? I can’t make up my mind!

The next demonstrator to share their sparkly projects with you is the delightful…..Vicki Boucher!

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Rebecca Jacovou

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Ruddick

Caroline Manwaring

Art With Heart November Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags

Art With Heart November Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags

The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop.

This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

The project I’ve made for you tonight is a beach bag with matching card featuring brand new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! January -June 2020 Mini Catalogue — it used to be called the Occasions Catalogue.

You can order from this catalogue on the 3rd January 2020 but if you can’t wait until then to get your hands on these goodies, contact me about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so you can order them now.

My first step in making my beach bag was to emboss the Crumb Cake card stock using a new embossing folder called the Coastal Weave embossing folder. I embossed 2 pieces of card stock to make my basket. Here’s a closer look at this gorgeous basket weave effect.

I then die cut out 2 pieces using the largest die from the All Dressed Up Dies. These dies are so cute – they come in a bundle with the Dressed to Impress stamp set and there are shapes for shoes, perfume, lipstick, flowers…and everything you need to make a bag, including buttons, buckles and a strap.

You can see in the photo below that the dies on the bottom left are all stitched, which I love!

Joining the two sides of the basket together is very simple and easy using tear and tape, and then the fun begins with decorating the basket.

Instead of using the die for the basket straps I made my own straps by using the new 5/16 (8mm) Braided Burlap Trim. Attaching it is once again very simple, using tear and tape.

I’ve also added some new Best Dressed Tassels in Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock and Whisper White – aren’t they simply divine! If you want to add these tassels, don’t forget to thread them onto your length of trim before you adhere it to the bag.

My matching card uses materials from the Tropical Oasis Suite, including the “Aloha” die from the In the Tropics Dies, the frangipani flower from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and its matching die from the In the Tropics Dies.

The floral card stock is from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More
Card Pack. I’m so in love with all these products!!!

I have a very special person in mind for my gift bag with matching card and I just know she will love this suite as much as I do!

The next hop in the Blog Hop is the very talented……..Vicki Boucher

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rachel Palmieri

Sharon Davern

Rebecca Jacovou

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor – (you are here)

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

Hello friends! Welcome to week fifteen of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

A month ago I shared with you two of the cards I made using The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and this week I have four more I’d like to show you…this time featuring Old Olive with a touch of gold.

Two of these cards use the stunning deer stickers that come in this medley, making card making so quick and easy.

The “Season’s Greetings” sentiment has been die cut with the smallest stitched rectangle die and the trees are all stamped in Old Olive, some at full strength and some stamped off.

For card two I stamped and die cut some of my trees and layered them onto a piece of the star background card stock. Can you see the little gold faceted stars stuck to the top of my trees?

This time I stamped the sentiment straight onto my card.

Card three and four are all about trees. I’ve stamped and die cut the trees again, stamping off once and twice to get the different depth of colour in the trees. One gold faceted star and a hint of gold tinsel add some bling, while the sentiment is die cut with a die that comes in the medley.

My final card features a single tree with a gorgeous little gold angel sitting at the top. This is die cut from gold foil – there is also also a die for a little star to sit on top of the tree, so cute!!!

I’ve wrapped the tree in some of the mini gold tinsel. The background DSP has touches of gold as well – hopefully you can see the gold touches in the photo below.

Just in case you missed it the first time I shared some cards I made using he Most Wonderful Time Medley, here’s a closer look at everything you get.

Christmas is coming fast, with less than a month to go now, so if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make a lot of Christmas cards, I can highly recommend this medley.

All you need to add is your trimmer, ink and adhesives, because the medley includes:
* an 11-piece Most Wonderful Time photopolymer stamp set
* 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12 gold foil card fronts, 4 each of 3 designs
* 6 sticker sheets, 2 sheets each of 3 designs
* Gold/white tinsel trim, 10 yards (9.1 m)
* 58 adhesive-backed gold faceted stars
* 6-piece Most Wonderful Time Dies (these co-ordinate with the Most Wonderful Time photopolymer stamp set)

Here’s the two cards I shared with you last month.

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

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

Product List

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (En)

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (En) [150705] $122.00

Stitched Shapes Dies

Stitched Shapes Dies [145372] $50.00

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad [147090] $13.00

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] $10.00

Snail Adhesive

Snail Adhesive [104332] $11.50

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Glue Dots [103683] $8.00

Clear Block Bundle

Clear Block Bundle [118491] $120.50

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

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