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Final Heart of Christmas for 2020

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Welcome back to our final Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Team for 2020. Each month we have shared Christmas inspiration with you using current Stampin’ Up! products. Have you been inspired to make your Christmas cards & projects this year? It has been a good time while in lockdown due to COVID-19, to stay busy.

Tonight I have a fun Christmas card using the Warm and Toasty stamp set with the Snowflake Splendor DSP.

My card base is Purple Posy with the ribbon wrapped around the DSP panel. A separate bow is tied and glued at the top of the die cut (Tasteful Labels).

The little mice are stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Blends Markers; Pool Party, Ivory, Purple Posy. I added some Shimmery Chrystal Effects to the bauble. This die cut is popped up on dimensionals and the bow added.

Please head over to Judy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this month’s Heart of Christmas. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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2020 August-December Mini Catalogue (Australia)


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Happy 50th Birthday to my hubby!

Well, today my hubby turns 50 – eek, when did that happen?!!!

When I met him 22 years ago, he had this red Mini in his garage that was in need of major work to get it back on the road again, but he just didn’t have the time or money and when we moved in together it had to go. However, he always wanted to get another one in the future… do you think this card will suffice?!!! I don’t think so, but it’s a little reminder of his dream (maybe one day when he retires!).

This card uses some retired product (Designer Paper) and the car image is not Stampin’ Up! and boy did I know that when I inked it up. Eek, I’ll be sticking to my SU supplies for their superior quality to this one, it was a horror to get a clean image and it took several goes 😦

The Happy Birthday image on the front is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set, inked in Versamark and Silver Emboss Powder added and heat set. The car is popped up on a wobble element so it moves around and is very cute!

Check out the personalised number plate!!! I used the Make a Difference stamp set. The image is coloured with Real Red/Smoky 
Slate & Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. Shimmery Crystal Effects is used on the car lights for a bit of shine.

Family Party was the perfect stamp set for the inside sentiment and the silver foil numbers are the Playful Alphabet dies, sitting on a black die cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. The stars are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

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Colour Creations Showcase: Mango Melody is a Whisky Business

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 24 – Mango Melody

This is a super bright colour and not one I use a lot of, but I recently purchased this stamp set, Whiskey Business during the sale and wanted to ink it up!

I used the Misty Moonlight pages from the 2020–2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Designer Series Paper pack and the In Good Taste DSP to create a bench for the images to sit on.

The images are stamped in Gray Granite on White card and coloured with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo. They are fussy cut and added to the card on dimensionals. The ice cubes have Shimmery Crystal Effects added for texture. The sentiment is stamped in the Mango Melody ink on the same colour card and cut up then glued directly to the card.

On the inside I simply added off cuts of the DSP and stamped a simple sentiment.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Curvy Christmas Wreath

I’m loving the Curvy Celebrations suite of products now available – some products are early release items from the upcoming 2021 Mini catalogue.

Curvy Christmas & Classic Christmas DSP

Quite Curvy & Curvy Dies

The rich colours of this Classic Christmas DSP includes Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Shaded Spruce with white, but tonight I am using all but Sahara Sand for my classic Christmas card.

I decided to create a wreath using the Stamparatus to stamp the foliage in the round. The stars were stamped the same way, to get that beautiful uniform pattern.

The bird is stamped in Memento ink, coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blends Markers and cut out with the coordinating die. The circles are cut using the Layering Circles dies.

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Warm and Toasty Christmas meets Curvy Christmas

How cute is this Christmas scene with the stunning Snowflake Spendor paper in the background and snow scene in front created with the new Curvy dies. The sentiment is from the Curvy Christmas stamp set which is part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. It is stamped in Pool Party ink, as are the snowflakes. The trees (In the Pines) are stamped in Highland Heather and Pool Party ink.

The bunnies in the sleigh are stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends, fussy cut and added with dimensionals.

How fun is this card?!!!

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Colour Creations Showcase: Magenta Madness for Sympathy and Christmas!

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase

Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 23 – Magenta Madness

The Flowers for Every Season patterned paper is so pretty, that you don’t even need to add much extra to a card to make it special. However, in this case, I’ve added a vase of flowers for a sympathy card for a work colleague who recently lost her dear mum. Even though she was in her 90s, the pain is still so raw.

This card is gorgeous and bright, and just what was needed for this occasion. I know lots of sympathy cards are not quite so cheery, but I love to keep them bright as though the departed spirit lives on.

The vase is stamped in Memento ink and coloured with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers), then fussy cut. A beautiful ribbon bow is added.

The Forever Flourishing dies were used to cut some Just Jade foliage and the Magenta flowers are cut using the Small Blooms punch and an enamel dot in the centres.

The sentiment is stamped onto Magenta Madness card in the same colour ink and cut out with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I used the thicker end of my Blends Marker to run it around the edges, rather than a sponge dauber. It’s easier to get into those little fancy ends!

I have also made a Christmas card with this bright paper pack – I cut a piece of DSP 15cm x 13cm, then cut it into 1cm strips. I took another piece of card 5mm smaller than the card front and added Stampin’ Seal around the edges and across the length. Starting at one end, I adhered the strips, offsetting each one. Once they were all on the card, I turned it over and trimmed off the edges.

This reindeer is so cute coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers and Wink of Stella added to the bow and nose for some sparkle. The Gold Hoop has some ribbon tied around it and up over the top of the layered card. The bow was tied separately and added with a glue dot. The reindeer and sentiment are popped up on dimensionals.

Would you use the Flowers for Every Season patterned paper for your Christmas cards?

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Quite Curvy Variety Bundle

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available for purchase tomorrow, 3 November 2020 until 4 January 2021!

This is a brand new range of products that can be used for Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day crafts.  Be sure to grab these exclusive, early-release products from tomorrow!

158396 – QUITE CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE

Curvy Christmas & Classic Christmas DSP

Quite Curvy & Curvy Dies

Here is my first card I have made with this suite. I have used Sahara Sand, Whisper White, with a touch of Blushing Bride on the birds’ chest.

Curvy Christmas card using Stampin Ups Classic Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

I tied a double bow in Linen Thread and added it with a multipurpose glue to the branches. Here you can see the Blushing Bride ink which I applied using the blender pens for that real soft touch of colour.

Curvy Christmas card using Stampin Ups Classic Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink using the Stamparatus to get that nice deep and even colour. The ‘at Christmas’ is only part of one of the stamps, so I just inked up the words I needed!

I just love the curves of these dies and I know I will use them heaps.

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Here’s to a cool yule!

I just love this little guy and doesn’t he have the cutest face ever?! He just makes me smile.

This is a fairly simple card using the gorgeous Snowflake Splendor patterned paper (on sale) as the background with some stamping of the pine trees and sentiment in Highland Heather.

The reindeer is stamped in Memento, coloured with Ivory/Bronze/Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut, then added with dimensionals.

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CCS Week 22: Just Jade, Free as a Bird

Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Week 22 – Just Jade

Tonight’s card is a real mish mash of products – In Good Taste DSP and Peony Garden DSP, which are both on sale in October, then I have the Free as a Bird Stamp Set and the Home Together dies from the Christmas range!

Colour Creations Showcase Just Jade using Stampin Up Free as a Bird by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

When I saw this little house die, it reminded me of a bird feeder on a pole in the garden and so I paired it with the Free a a bird stamp. This image is coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Colour Creations Showcase Just Jade using Stampin Up Free as a Bird by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020.

I just love the dark wood of the In Good Taste DSP in the background and for the bird feeder. I initially had just the Jade embossed layer but added the piece from the Peony Garden DSP as well for some contrast. This is a real nature’s dream of a card!

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Final days for the October DSP Sale too!

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Water Stamping and today’ plan… Cocktails!

Tonight’s card is from a recent ATC Swap I took part in and the technique was Water Stamping! I had never heard this term before, so was excited to give it a try. There are loads of videos out there if you want to Google it.

The base card I randomly stamped the word ‘Cocktails’ in the same colour ink, then layered up some pieces of Plaid Tidings DSP and Poppy Parade card stock. The top layer started out white, yes can you believe that?!!! Sponging on some Misty Moonlight and Just Jade ink randomly, but fairly heavily for a lovely depth of colour. Then place a piece of paper towel on a plate, add some water to soak it, then take your stamp and use this instead of ink. Leave it to dry for an hour or so and you get this lovely bleached stamped look.

I stamped the same image again onto white card and coloured it with the coordinating stamps. I used the dies to cut it out. The top sentiment is stamped in Versamark, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. The Cocktails is another die and glued directly to the card.

I popped up the cocktail glass on mini dimensionals and finished with some Fine Tip Glue on the ice cubes and orange slice for some shine! I think this card could be given to any adult, as it isn’t really masculine or feminine. What do you think?

Don’t forget to add some patterned papers to your October order while they are on sale!

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