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AWHT Blog Hop: Fancy Fold cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don’t be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I’m sharing two fancy fold cards today and I seem to be on a bit of a run with Christmas cards, so I ran with it! 😉 I’ll also give a brief description on how I made them, I hope it makes sense 😀

My first card today, came out a little differently than expected, but I’m still happy with the result. This is a simple fancy fold card, and to be honest I think I’m cheating calling it a fancy fold.. hehe. The front of the card is actually just trimmed down and then I added the main embellishment to the bottom of this piece leaving some over hang.

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After I trimmed the front down, I cut a piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and a mat in Soft suede. I then diecut a circle of the same DSP and mounted that on a circle of Soft Suede, I also took the time to match the pattern of both pieces of DSP so they went in the same direction. On a piece of Crumb Cake I stamped the image from Merry Little Labels in Soft Suede and then punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I then punched out two more pieces of the same punch in Soft Suede and cut these in half so I could layer them underneath the stamped piece, one punched piece vertical and the other horizontal. I then mounted this embellishment on the circle diecuts using Dimensionals.

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The inside of the card I used the Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set. I stamped the garland in Old Olive (second generation stamping, by stamping the first image on a scrap piece of paper and then without re-inking the stamp I stamped it on to the Whisper White piece). I used the garland images to make a border.

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Down the bottom of this piece I stamped the “Christmas Wishes” in Soft Suede down the bottom, so it could also be seen at the front of the card.

For my next card I used the Santa Paws stamp set, how could anyone resist those singing cats!

Fancy Folds AWHT 5For this card I did one of my favourite Fancy Folds: The Double-Z Fold. I’ve made a few of these recently, because they are so easy but effective! the reason it is called a Double-Z Fold is because the folds look like a capital Z.

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I have been using my blender pen a fair amount this week with both pencils and inks, but I wanted to try something new. I used the Wink of Stella brush, instead of the blender pen and it is SO PRETTY and so glittery (although not easy to capture in a photo)!! Obviously I will be doing this technique again!

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To make this card I made the larger Z piece in Basic Black and the smaller mount in Smoky Slate. I then stamped on this smaller piece using the Sheet Music Background Stamp in Smoky Slate.

I stamped the image of the choristers in Basic Black and die-cut it with the Stitched Shape Framelits. Using a variety of ink pads and my Wink of Stella pen I coloured in the image and when finished I mounted it on a circle diecut from the Layering circle framelits in Basic Black. I mounted this piece using Dimensionals, and placed it over a banner of Silver Glimmer paper, punched with the Triple Banner Punch.

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I then stamped “Here comes Santa Paws!” and die cut it with the stitched framelits. Mounting it again on a Basic Black die cut circle. To add a bit of interest I also put two strips of Silver Glimmer Paper on this piece.

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I used the back as the main space for writing a message. To do this I made a mount in Smoky Slate and a piece in Whisper White. I stamped one of the choristers in the corner and coloured him in as before. I added another piece of Silver Glimmer paper to finish it off.

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I hope you liked the cards today! Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard. I can’t wait to see what she has made this month!art with heart Next Blog

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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas AWHT Week 16!

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Welcome back to another week of inspiration from the Art With Heart Team! This week I wanted to share with you a card I made with the Santa Paws set. This was one of those stamp sets that stood out to me in the catalogue as an animal lover and also many of my friends are too! How could I resist?!

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As you can see there was a fair amount of colouring involved. For this card I used my Watercolour Pencils and Blender Pen. I discovered there were some itty bitty details in there!

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I used 2 punches to complete my card: the Holly Berry Builder Punch and the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I think the little Holly Embellishment adds a little more interest to what is otherwise a very straightforward card.

The sentiment was diecut with the oval dies and matted with a scallop oval in Old Olive.

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I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch on the inside of the card too, along with the very cute pun!

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Thanks for stopping by today! If you head back to Tina’s blog here you can see what the other Art With Heart ladies have made this week.

Stamp Set:
Santa Paws

Cardstock:
Old Olive
Real Red
Whisper White

Punches:
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Holly Berry Builder Punch

Dies:
Layering Oval Dies

Ink:
Basic Black

Adhesives:
Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals

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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas

AWHT Heart of Christmas Week 7

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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’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 week I am excited to share my latest card. This idea has been floating around in my head for a few weeks and after a bit of tweaking I think it looks really cute! I’d love to hear what you think of it!

I must admit that I really love using Crumb Cake in my Christmas projects, and it goes perfectly with the Foxy Friends set. I wanted to make a silhouette appearance with the reindeer, but I also wanted it subtle. I also wanted a modern, clean look for the card. This is what I came up with!

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To make the card: 

  • I started with a Crumb Cake card base (half of an A4 sheet)
  • I also used a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • On this piece I used the solid face image and the antlers making a pattern diagonally.
  • I then stamped the reindeer (I only needed the face) using Crumb Cake, and Memento for the face details and punched this using the Foxy Friends punch)
  • Still using the Crumb Cake I stamped the antlers and fussy cut this out, assembling it behind the punched out face.
  • Using the Pretty Label Punch I punched 2 x Crumb Cake, 2 x Pool Party and 1 x Gold Foil Card
  • I cut the Pool Party pieces in to pieces to assemble behind one of the Crumb Cake Labels to create a border/ mat.
  • I used the New Label Punch on the Gold Foil card and adhered this on top of the Labels.
  • I popped up the reindeer face on top, using a Dimensional
  • Using the Gold metallic thread (looped around 4 of my fingers a few times) I layered this in behind the Labels, and glued this to the card front.
  • I trimmed off a small portion of the Crumb cake and a slightly larger version of the Gold Foil. I then stamped “From Us” on to the Crumb cake portion using the Memento Ink. I placed this at the top of the card
  • I then used Dimensionals to pop the card front on to the card base

For a full list of supplies see the bottom of this post.

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you liked the card! If you head back to Judy’s blog she has a list of the other AWHT members participating this week! I can’t wait to see what the other ladies have made.

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Supplies List:
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Card: Crumb CakePool PartyGold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb CakeMemento Ink
Stamps: Foxy FriendsThoughtful Banners
Tools: Foxy Friends PunchPretty Label PunchNew Label Punch
Other: Gold Metallic ThreadTombow, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals

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.

AWHT The Heart of Christmas pic2To make the card: 

  • 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, 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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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas, Uncategorized

The Heart of Christmas Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members, to bring you some ideas for Christmas! Funny enough I didn’t need much encouragement to craft for Christmas since I LOVE Christmas…you know, just a little (ha ha).

I know each Christmas I use a lot of gift tags (because I LOVE Christmas remember, and that means spoiling those closest to me!). So it seemed only fitting that my first Christmas project for this year (yes, in May, much to my husband’s astonishment) that I make a tag.

I did make a similar Christmas card to this last year, I just altered it a little to make a smaller version.

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I punched my piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and then ran it through the Big Shot with my Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder.
I diecut the wreath using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and adhered it using my Fine Tip Glue pen. I then used the Holly Berry Punch on Real Red cardstock to punch the bow and berries. With the Stampin’ Write Marker (Real Red) I added some details to the bow. I stamped the Christmas greeting from the timeless Teeny Tiny sentiments stamp set in Real Red and diecut that using the banner die in the Popcorn Box Thinlits. I popped up the sentiment with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off with a bit of Wink of Stella over the berries.  Is it even possible to do anything Christmas related without Wink of Stella? (no! Not if you are me!).

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Products:
* Holly Berry Builder Punch
* Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
* Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies
* Popcorn Box Thinlit dies
* Wink of Stella (Clear)
* Stampin’ Write Markers (Real Red)
* Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder
* Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by! If you would like to check out the other Art with Heart participants for this Blog Hop, head back to Claire’s blog and you can find a list of all the participants with links.

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