AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, Uncategorized

AWHT The Heart of Christmas

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am once again participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! I may not participate every week, but I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

This is my third week participating and so far I’ve made a few tags, so I thought it was time to get my Christmas cards underway too! The card I’m sharing today is an update to one I made last year. I’ve changed some of the products around, as some of the elements have retired.

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For my card this week I have gone with “traditional” colours using Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White.

I’ve used a non-Christmas themed stamp, as I really like to make the most of my stamp sets. So I have used “Number of Years” to make the leaves and flowers, and also the banner at the top. Given that it is a Birthday set, it didn’t have a sentiment related to Christmas, so I grabbed my trusty “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” set for the Merry Christmas.

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  • I started with a Garden Green card base (half of an A4 sheet)
  • I used 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler measuring 10cm x 14.4cm (one for the mat on the card front, the other for inside the card)
  • I also used 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 9.5cm x 13.9cm (one for the front and one for inside)
  • I stamped the leaves with Garden Green and the flowers with Cherry Cobbler (don’t forget inside of your card!)
  • I then ran the front stamped piece through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • I stamped the banner with Garden Green and the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler. I then used the banner die from the matching Large Numbers Framelits to die cut the sentiment, and also cut a 2nd banner with Cherry Cobbler to layer underneath the sentiment
  • Using a strip of Garden Green 1″ wide I punched another banner with the Banner Triple Punch
  • The banner sentiment was popped up using Stampin’ Up! dimensionals
  • For a bit of added glitz I also painted over the flowers with the Wink of Stella pen!

For a full list of the products used see the bottom of this post.

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Thanks for popping by. If you head back to our leader Claire’s blog post here, you will be able to find a list of other participants in this week’s hop!

Products used:

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden GreenWhisper White

Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets: Number of YearsTeeny Tiny Sentiments

Tools: Big ShotLarge Number FramelitsTriple Banner PunchSoftly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Other: Wink of Stella

Adhesives: TombowStampin’ Up! Dimensionals

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AWHT Blog Hop, Bundles, Planning, Planners and Bullet journals, Uncategorized

Art With Heart Team Favourite New Bundles

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It’s a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

With so many bundles to choose from you can imagine I have a few on my wishlist! I managed to narrow down a couple to start with which I chose because they looked so versatile.

So today I am sharing the new Tabs for Everything bundle. I knew when I first saw this one that it would be perfect for planning as well as card making AND scrapbooking! I love my planners and always am looking for a way that I can make it look attractive, bright and inviting (as I think it makes me want to look in it and use it more) and of course helps me keep organised. At the moment I do a mix of bullet journalling and normal planning and this year I have combined the two in one planner. If you haven’t heard of Bullet Journalling and  you have an interest in planning, I suggest you look in to it. It’s a fabulous tool for keeping on top of things/ life.

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Now for my projects!

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My first card could either be for a boy or just a nice gender neutral card. I’ve paired one of the new in colours with one of last year’s in colour.

From the Tabs for Everything set I have used the words “happy” “birthday” and also the images of the birthday cake and the arrow. I love how you can use the outline of the image by itself, or fill the image with colour using the shaded stamp! On the front I used the striped stamp too. I also used the new Tab punch to add to the card.

Here is a closer look at the images:

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Products used:
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
Embossing: Sparkle TIEF
Punches: Circle Tab Punch, Classic Label Punch, 3/4″ Circle
Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelits
Stamps: Tabs for everything
Other: Wink of Stella

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For the girly version of this card I used two of the new in colours! I changed the birthday cake for a crown and the arrow for a heart. Instead of having “Happy Birthday”, I replaced it with “Birthday wishes”. Too easy!

Here is a close up version of this card:

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Products used:
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Powder Pink
Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Memento Black
Embossing: Sparkle TIEF
Punches: Circle Tab Punch, Classic Label Punch, 3/4″ Circle
Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelits
Stamps: Tabs for everything
Other: Wink of Stella

This bundle is also great for little pockets. I made a baby shower card and was able to put a little pocket on the inside of the card:

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And the stamps are absolutely perfect for Bullet Journalling as I mentioned earlier! I was able to use a mix of the image stamps and the words to fill in my weekly planner and also to make a heading in my  Bullet Journal section!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. If you are following the blog hop click on the image below to head to Sharon’s blog, and if for any reason you get lost along the way the full list of AWHT participants is also listed below.

papercrafts-signatureart with heart Next Blog1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts  <= you are here 🙂
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O’Neill
15. Ros Davidson

AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, Uncategorized

The Heart of Christmas Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! Now I may not participate weekly, but I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

I was inspired by our new In Colours and wanted to have a modern twist for my tags this week. So I used Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

Using the solid rectangle from the Thoughtful Banners set I used both in colours to create my background. 

I added the sentiments in Memento Black from the same set, along with the “Merry Christmas” from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I then punched this out using the Classic Label Punch.

I finished off one tag with Rhinestones and the other with sequins, just to add a bit of glitz!

Thanks for popping by. If you head back to Claire’s blog post here you will be able to find a list of other participants in this week’s hop!

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