Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

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Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

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The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

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You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday!

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

Happy Stamping,

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The Heart of Christmas; Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, Week 3

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Welcome to Week 3 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My card today uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas & Christmas Pines stamp sets, which have been carried over into the new annual catalogue. I am so happy, as I already had both of these sets and I am excited to be able to continue sharing Christmas projects with you!

I have use Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler and I think these will be my ‘go to’ Christmas colours this year. The teddy bear is stamped in Crumb Cake with Early Espresso features.

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This card uses the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes which make card-making very quick and easy and you can create multiples of these cards in a short period of time. We all like that at Christmas time, right?!! And these packs are such great value at $10.50 for 20 notecards and 20 envelopes!

Christmas card using Christmas Pines and Cookie Cutter Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia side

I decorated the envelope with the bear on the front and some of the pine needle branches on the back seal.

Check out the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch; it was one of the first things on my wish list!

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Inks:  Cherry CobblerCrumb Cake, Early EspressoTranquil Tide
Card/Paper:  Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Cherry CobblerWhisper White
Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Builder PunchDecorative Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle

Happy Stamping!

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Christmas Scrapbooking

Dear Crafters,

Well, it’s almost Christmas…. only 2 more sleeps until Santa arrives! Who is excited?!!

Today I have my completed scrapbooking pages that I had started and shared with you back in October. You can see that post here.

I have added my photos of my girls making our gingerbread, which has become our family tradition at the beginning of December each year.

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Did you also notice the mini calendar? Well, there’s a story behind that!

Each year, I purchase about 25 of these mini calendars to make Calendar Easel Cards and I always have one or two left over. So this year, I have incorporated the individual pages into my scrapbooking pages!!!!

A great idea to use them up without feeling guilty throwing them in the bin. Just circle the date the photos were taken for a quick and fun way to add a date to your page.

And here is another page, this time celebrating my daughter receiving her Green Certificate at swimming, which took over 12 months to achieve. We didn’t think we would ever see this day, so certainly a memorable moment to scrapbook!

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What do you think of this neat idea to use up those mini calendars?

Wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas and I’ll be back on Monday with some new products!!!!

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6″ x 6″ Fancy Fold

Dear Crafters,

Christmas is only just over 5 weeks away and today’s card is all about Christmas, and it’s a fancy fold card!

When it is closed it is a 6″ x 6″ card and I have used the yummy Candy Cane Lane DSP and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

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and here it is open

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Check out that cute little Santa and Gingerbread Lady!

There was quite a bit of work in cutting card for this project, but it certainly wasn’t difficult. What do you think of this Fancy Fold card?

I cased this from Kristine Reynolds

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Whisper White, White Glimmer, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Inks: Momento Black, Tip Top Taupe
Other: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Early Espresso Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Simply Scored, Copic pens

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Ginger Christmas

Dear Crafters,

Who doesn’t love a cute gingerbread man for Christmas? I do, and today’s card features this yummy little man!

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I’m loving this Candy Cane Lane DSP pack too! All the double sided designs are amazing and make the cutest projects this Christmas. It is also one of the paper packs available during this month’s sale, Buy 3 get 1 FREE promotion! Be sure to add it to your cart today.

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The Cookie Cutter Bundle has been featuring a lot in my posts, I just find it so easy to use with the coordinating punch.

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Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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AWHT Blog Hop: Designer Series Paper

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Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

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You have come to my blog from the lovely, Monika O’Neill.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

I have a double spread scrapbook layout using the Candy Cane Lane DSP, Cookie Cutter Bundle & Star of Light stamp set.

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I haven’t done any journalling, as I have created this ready for Christmas this year, and it really isn’t that far away!

Every December, my girls and I make gingerbread men and tiny gingerbread houses and we decorate them. It takes us the whole weekend but we have made it our annual tradition.

My next project features the Blooms & Bliss DSP. I adore the colours in this paper pack; Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White.

The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set. The flower is from the Crazy About You stamp set and coordinating punch, Flower Medallion.

This card uses the same Blooms & Bliss DSP, but in the blue tones!

 

The next DSP to feature is from the Holiday catalogue, Presents & Pinecones. This has been my favourite paper pack this season! This is a shaker card using the Delicate Ornament thinlits.

My final project for today features the Floral Bouquet DSP with the Crazy About You stamp set and coordinating Medallion punch.

I love the classic blue and white of these papers.

Don’t forget to order your 4 packs of DSP and Get 1 FREE today!

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at cardsbykate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual or Holiday Catalogues or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Judy May
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O’Neill
6. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly
10. Rachel Woollard

Happy Stamping,

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Christmas Card with a Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

I have a different type of card today that can also be used as a gift. It has a card on the top and a little pull out box underneath to place a gift!

I have used the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Cookie Cutter Bundle. I just love these products!

Here is the front of the project:

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Here is how it looks when opening the card:

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Oh and here is another one I made with the gorgeous Rudolf on the front!

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Card and drawer open:

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Aha, and there is my gift!  A designer series paper necklace!!!

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I just love how all of these products coordinate!!!

Here’s how to make it:

Start with an A4 piece of card and cut it down to 3″ x 11 6/8″ then score it at 3″, 4″, 7″, 8″, 11″

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Burnish the folds and add Tear & Tape as shown below

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Fold up the right hand side (see below), remove the cover off the tape and then fold down the left side to secure firmly.

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Next cut a piece of card to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Score each edge at 1″. Using scissors, cut in and notch as shown below. Also use a 1″ circle punch to create the semi circle before you put the box together with tape. This will then slide beneath the card!

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What do you think of today’s project?

By the way, this Candy Cane Lane DSP is part of a special sale, see below!

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Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Now

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

Happy Stamping!

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