Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 4

Hi everyone and welcome to week 4 of Christmas inspiration with Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia.  For the base I used Night of Navy Card Stock, on the white mat I sponged Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky & Night of Navy.  The trees are from Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set in Old Olive ink and I put it through the Big Shot using Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  The window is the Hearth & Home Thinlet using Eastern Palace DSP and the background paper is from Be Merry DSP and the little girl is from Birthday Memories DSP which I fussy cut.  The sentiments are from Oh, What Fun Stamp Set and I used the Lemon Time Twist & Fresh Fig Markers and Night of Navy Ink Pad.
Hope you enjoyed todays cards and will see you here next week.  Happy crafting!!!
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.
Mon xx

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Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Favourite New Bundle June 2017


Hi everyone and welcome, 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.  There are 24 Bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!!!
You have come from the lovely Sharon Davern Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one.  There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken lines.  Now let's get started!
The bundle I chose today is the Coffee Cafe Bundle, when I first saw it I knew it would be the first on my list to get, anyone who knows me knows I love a good coffee, so much potential with this set just love it.  I chose to make two tea bag holders in 2 different sizes, one for coffee and one for tea and a decorated coffee cup with holder, these make great gifts for market stalls or a little gift for someone just because.
I will start with my larger size coffee bag holder I used the Coffee Break DSP and cut it to 8 x 8 instead of the usual 6 x 6, these are fairly straight forward and lots of tutorials around but if you would like my instructions let me know and I will be happy to share them.  I also made a small thank you card to go with this. For the sentiments I used the 2" and 1 3/4" inch punches.  I only used 2 ink colours for all the projects Early Expresso and Old Olive.  The Ribbon colours are Crumb Cake and Whisper white and I used Linen Thread to tie at the base and made a small bow.  On the thank you card I used Early Expresso Card Stock, the Whisper White mat I ran through the big shot using the Petal Burst folder (reminded me of coffee beans) and sponged over it lightly with Old Olive, I used the Shimmer Ribbon Pear Pizzazz, again used the 2" & 1 3/4" circle punch, I attached a little set of tags on the side using the little oval thinlet, tiny tag and stamped Hi and coffee beans, the heart is from the Corrugated Elements.  On one side I put in 2 small choc chip biscuits, a small nescafe coffee sachet and a mini old gold chocolate and on the other side the thank you card which measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  

For my next project it is the standard 6 x 6 tea bag holder.  Again using  a sheet of Coffee Break DSP. On each side I used the corrugated thinlet on some DSP and attached one to each side ( a bit hard to see because of the colour) then I fussy cut the cups and pot.  On the top I tied Shimmer Ribbon Pear Pizzazz too tie a bow.  With this one I put in a tea bag on each side and in the middle I put a small pkt of biscuits and a mini old gold chocolate, if you wanted to you could also make a mini thank you or for you card.

My third project is mini coffee cup and holder, I really like these and are fun to make.  Again lots of tutorials around to make the holder but I am happy to share instructions if you would like them.  I was able to purchase the 4oz coffee cups with lids from an Australian supplier I have always loved these and happy I found it, again great to make for markets or to hold a gift card just add a belly band around the back to hold it in place. Inside the cup I put some clear shredding and a mini M&M's, a bit of a novelty gift.  I found the easiest way to get a template to cover your cup is to cut a cup up, I know it may be wasteful but this way you get the perfect template. I used tombow to adhere the Coffee Break DSP gives you a bit of wriggle room.  On the lid I punched out the same paper as the cup from the 1 3/4" punch and just cut out an oval from Early Expresso just to break it up a bit, the straw is cut in half, and attached the tag with Linen Thread, I also used some of the Corrugated Elements.  On the top I tied Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Shimmer Ribbon Pear Pizzazz and again used Linen Thread to tie together.

So any questions feel free to ask.  If you would like a catalogue email me and I will send one out to you. Happy Crafting and hope you have a wonderful day.
Mon xx

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 3

Hi everyone and welcome to week 3 of Christmas inspiration with Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia. Today's card I have used Real Red for the base and Night of Navy Mat, the top layer is from Eastern Palace DSP and I ran that through the Big Shot using the Holly Textured Embossing folder.  For the fire place I used Real Red card stock and used my trimmer to cut out then ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing folder and sponged Real Red ink over it.  I used the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Santa's Sleigh Thinlets for the Christmas Tree using Wild Wasabi card stock and Ink Pad, teddy is stamped from Crushed Curry Ink Pad, presents and wreath are also from this stamp set, for the star tree topper I used Red Glimmer Paper and the fire I used Gold Glimmer paper and cut it free hand.  For the mantle I unwrapped a Boxwood Wreath and used Tombow glue to adhere, tied a bow using Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon, I stamped and fussy cut the baubles on each end of the fireplace from Oh What Fun Stamp Set.  The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh and I cut out the mantle from the Hearth & Home Thinlet and stamped on that. I hope you enjoyed this weeks cards.  Have a great week and I will see you here again next week.
Mon xx

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 2

Hi everyone, we are up to week 2 with our inspiration Christmas cards from the Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia.  You can use almost any stamp set to make it Christmassy.  So today I have made a shaker Christmas card and used two stamp sets. Christmas Pines Stamp Set & Pretty Pines Thinlets, Jars of Love Stamp Set & Everyday Jars Framelits.
The card Base is Cherry Cobbler, the front mat is Very Vanilla Card and ran through the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and lightly sponged with Crumb Cake, I also sponged the edge of the card too.  For the pine leaves I used Lemon Lime Twist card stock, and the same colour for the Holly Leaves using the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  To make the shaker jar I stamped the small jar and embossed it with Cherry Cobbler ink pad using Clear Embossing powder (stamp with Versamark first then onto Cherry Cobbler  ink pad and onto your card stock sprinkle with clear embossing powder and using heat tool to set) then I cut out the centre of the jar and set aside, now cut out the large jar and just trim it so you cant see it underneath the small jar, I used the Foam Adhesive Strips and cut them in half, it is a bit fiddly but not too hard and add window sheet.  I embossed the Bow with Cherry Cobbler ink pad (same technique as above) and used linen twine wrapped several times around the top of the jar and tied a small bow.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pine stamp set and embossed in gold and used the Pretty Label Punch.  The pinecones were cut out of Cherry Cobbler underneath and Gold Glimmer Paper.

For the inside of the card I used Cherry Cobbler ink pad and the greeting from Christmas Pines stamp set.  And sponged some Crumb Cake on bottom of card and used Lemon Lime Twist ink pad to stamp leaves, cherry cobbler for the pinecone and crumb cake for top layer, I also used Wink of Stella on the front of the card on the Holly & Berries.

Hope you enjoyed today card.  If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.
Below is a list of products that I used.
Look forward to seeing you again next week.

Mon xx

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Big Shot
Heat Tool