Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 22

Hi everyone and welcome to week 22 of Christmas inspiration with Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia.  Cannot believe how fast time is going only 5 more cards to go, this has given me a great head start for the Christmas rush.  For today's card I used Vintage Leaves and Oh What Fun Stamp set, for the inks I used Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.  Base of the card is Thick Whisper White, the first mat is from Christmas Around the World DSP I cut a slit on the side of the white mat and rolled it with a pen on each side and cut a gold Foil Snowflake in half, the sentiment is from the Oh What Fun stamp set using Garden Green and I used the Build a Bow Punch to cut it out and trimmed a little on each end and sponged a little cherry cobbler around the edge and added a mini dimensional on each end.  The leaves are stamped in Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler and I used the matching framelits to cut them out. I used the Holly Leaves from the Stitched Felt Embellishments and cut out 3 snowflakes from the Seasonal Layer Thinlets and added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in each centre and finished off with the Clear Wink of Stella on the leaves. 
And a pic of the inside of the card.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  To see more beautiful inspiration from our very talented ladies you can view all our participants on the lovely Claire’s blog  .  Have a great week and will see you again next week with some more great cards.

Mon xx

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - DSP Oct 2017




Tonight the Art with Heart 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 months of October and there is no limit.  You have come from the lovely Caroline Manwaring 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! sit back grab a cuppa and enjoy some time out of your busy day.
Christmas is not that far away so I thought I would make two Christmas Planners.  The first planner I just followed the instructions from u-tube using a Manilla Folder there are a lot of videos to choose from. The second planner I made I used the instructions also from utube. 
I started off with a manilla folder and trimmed the sides to make them even, you open the folder up then fold each side to the middle which gives you 4 panels in total, you then score at 4 inches along the bottom of the folder and fold it up, burnish all your score lines well. The fun part is choosing all the gorgeous different papers we have, for the first planner I used Christmas Around the World DSP.  The inserts for Christmas Cards, Gift Ideas and 
Shopping list plus more you get to down load for free.  I used regular copy paper to print them out and cut to the size you want. I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green as mats for the lists, I had the red & green brads in my stash for a long time. I attached a small piece of Quilted Christmas Ribbon behind each card to make it easy to pull out.  Before attaching panels together I stuck sticky tape along all the folds and gold washi tape over that, just to prevent wear and tear from use, I then adhered all the layers of DSP and sponged around the edges to cover as much as the manilla folder as I could.   Add tear tape on each score line on the 4inch panels and a little liquid glue, as you will be pulling and putting things in and out this gives a bit more strength to the sides.  There are two ways you can have this planner either all panels fold out or stick the 2 middles pieces together as I have done, it opens more like a book and easier to handle if its in your bag. I punched a hole on the front and back cover only and threaded the ribbon through to tie a bow.  The Christmas planner logo was a free download also.  Then you decorate to your liking.
  
This is the first 2 panels when you open the planner.
And the next two panels I added a post it note book and mini calendar and pen,
Planner number 2, I used the same DSP pack (it's my favourite one so far) This one is bigger as it has one extra panel and the fourth panel is extra wide.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the base the base, and I followed the utube tutorial.  I made the belly band using silver elastic from the $2 shop, then used one of the oval stitched framelit from dazzling diamonds and cut silver and red tinsel and the christmas quilted ribbon and glued those on and used dimensionals for the Christmas planner attached that.  

A close up of the various Christmas inserts.
This planner is larger than the first one it has an extra panel.

And here they are side by side.
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Now it's time to hop on over to our very talented   Rebecca Jacovou





Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 20

Hi everyone and welcome to week 20 of Christmas inspiration with Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia.  For today's card I used the Seasonal Chums Bundle.  As you can see not only can you use it for tags but as a image on its own.  I used the cute little deer and coloured it using water colour pencils.  For the base of the card I used black card stock, for the mat I used a single piece of whisper white card stock and applied the layers which made it easier to work with. I started of with Cherry Cobbler card stock at 1 inch top & bottom, Then a 2 inch strip of paper from The year of Cheer DSP and 1 inch strip (these were just left over pieces) and I cut thin strips of Gold Foil and used Multipurpose liquid glue, Emerald Envy card stock was used for one of the circles and the 3 little christmas trees, I added some scrap cherry cobbler behind the Christmas trees to look like lights.  The large circle is also from the Stitched Framelits and from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper.  The Merry & Brights sentiment is from the Festive Phrases stamp set and embossed it in gold, I cut of lights above & below the stamp so it would fit better.  The ribbon is the Gold metallic thread. To finish off the card I used Glitter Enamel dots and wink of stella.
And a peek of the inside.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  To see more beautiful inspiration from our very talented ladies you can view all our participants on the lovely  blog  .  Have a great week and will see you again next week with some more great cards.

Mon xx


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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Handmade Christmas Inspiration 2017 - Week 19

Hi everyone and welcome to week 19 of Christmas inspiration with Art with Heart Stampin'Up Team Australia. I finally succumbed to purchasing the Mistletoe Friends stamp set, it is so cute. The snowman being my favourite is what I chose.  The card base is Pool Party, for the first mat I used Year of Cheer snowflake DSP. I used Tuxedo memento black ink to stamp image and used watercolour pencils to colour in and then fussy cut the picture out. I layered and free hand cut some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the ground, the tree is from Jar of Love stamp set and I used Pear Pizzazz and sponged some Soft Sky on the background DSP. The ribbon is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and under the ribbon I added some Silver Mini Tinsel trim. The sentiment is embossed with gold and from Mistletoe Friends stamp set.  Finishing off the card with Clear Wink of Stella and Glitter Enamel dots
And a peak of the inside.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  To see more beautiful inspiration from our very talented ladies you can view all our participants on the lovely Claire Daly blog  .  Have a great week and will see you again next week with some more great cards.

Mon xx

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