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:
These will link you directly to my store.
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, 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