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Hearts Come Home For Christmas Card

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Today’s share is the make and take I presented at a recent team get together here in Auckland. I wanted to showcase the Hearts Come Home bundle – one of my personal favorites and a very versatile (not just for Christmas) stamp set.

 

This is one that you, too, can make up in multiples without too terribly much time commitment.     The moon is a quick heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder, and then the sky is washed over with Soft Sky ink and an Aqua Painter. (full supplies listed below).

These house and scenery dies are just amazing. They layer up so well with the different “hills” and heights.  Simply cut them out of various colours (or the same colour!) and layer with dimensionals.

 

LIke the Chocolate Bar gift I shared recently, I’ve kept this card very neutral and then added a pop of bright ribbon.   You may have remarked already that I adore the Crinkle Seam Binding, and especially in this colour here, Berry Burst. It’s just the right amount of vivid without being over the top.

Aren’t these dies great?

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Christmas Quilt Spool Card

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Happy Monday and today’s share is a card that can be used for Christmas or general – perfect for a fellow crafter or seamstress!   I give credit for the idea of this card to team member and friend, Rhonda Fawcett.  I thought it was just so stinking cute, being a seamstress myself.

 

On page 4 & 5 of the Holiday catalogue, you can find Quilted Christmas Suite (or see below), but don’t think this set is just for Christmas!  Other than the sentiments, this set is actually quite useful year round!

The shape of this spool card is made by using the Envelope Punch Board (makes 66 sizes of envelopes as well!) to create the little divets along the side.

Then simply embellish as you wish.  I’ve used the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper along with the new Real Red Ribbon to create the “thread”.  This cute flower also comes in the die set.

 

Oh and this is the best part!

How adorable is that little needle and spool of thread??!  Those come in the die set as well.  I love them!

I have done up an awesome wall art with this set that I’ll share in a few weeks, too.

I think you’d find a use for this set year round!  Supply list below.

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Colour Inkspiration 17 – Brights with Flower Shop

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The challenge round features colours that I wouldn’t naturally put together, but I do love this colour combination!  How fun, fresh, and bright!

I was inspired by samples at a recent team event to give this sort of “shaker card” a try:

Instead of an acetate window, I’ve used netting or tulle here to suspend the sequins.  Fun!

The flowers are from the Flower Ship stamp set, one that’s been a favorite for a few years.  Pair this with the Pansy Punch for quick embellishments!   But you’ll notice the leaves are new – this is the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalogue.

 

This has been a fun colour combination to play with – something out of my “usual” recently!  Enjoy the rest of the hop – Lou Kitzelman is next!

 

 

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Beautiful You Vintage Pocket Card

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We had such a great time at the Hamilton Quilt & Craft Show!   I came home with not much of a voice left, though!  We appreciate so much those who stopped by and said hello and grabbed a few bargains.  For those who have ordered product coming, they should be in my hands in a few days and then off to you as quickly as possible.

I had an ongoing class going all day every day at the show, and today’s share is one of the projects on offer – a beautiful vintage style pocket card using the popular Beautiful You stamp set:

The dancing girl is coloured using the Watercolour pencils and an aquapainter.

The pocket and tag look rich with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – how I love that paper!!   It just goes with everything.

Join me for a class this month to make this project!

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Wise Men From Afar Swap – Faux Patina

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A few weeks ago we had a big team day here in Auckland for my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  Part of our gatherings usually includes a swap – we each make x number of cards and trade them around. Today’s share is what I made for my swap using the Wise Men from Afar stamp set:

 

I love how these turned out!   I’ve clear embossed the wise men here on Very Vanilla cardstock, and then inked over them with various shades of brown ink (Crumb Cake and Early Espresso used here).

And I’ve been using this Berry Burst Crinkle ribbon like crazy – it’s such a great pop of colour and ties so nicely!

 

One of the wise men got a little bit of Berry Burst accent on his robe, too.  I thought this was a nice, subtle way to tie the colours together.

 

The background is called Faux Patina.  Basically it’s “imperfect embossing with a metallic colour”.  And that’s pretty much it!  I’ve used gold here, but brushed the majority of it off so it’s only there in patches.  I like how this looks!  And it’s a perfect little technique for an ancient story involving gold!

 

And HERE is Custard helping me out with my swaps.  She’s such a good assistant.

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All Stars September Blog Hop – Hearts Come Home

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Welcome to the September Blog Hop for the All Stars team!  You are now in New Zealand with Jacque Williams.  We have a brand new 12 project, full colour tutorial bundle for you and we are kicking it off with a Blog Hop among the designers!

My blog hop and my tutorial project feature the Hearts Come Home Bundle – one that I have found to be so versatile both for Christmas and for non-Christmas projects!  Simply swap the above sentiment out for something else and use this design year round.

I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards. In fact, I don’t think I’ve made a green and red Christmas card for years.  I love the fresh look of this colour combination (Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, and Berry Burst), especially here in New Zealand where we celebrate Christmas in the summer.

 

 

 

If you’d like to see what else I’ve made with this bundle (and what the other 11 designers have created), simply place an order with me for $50 NZD or more during September OR you can purchase the tutorial bundle below:





And please do continue to enjoy the hop! Your next stop is the talented Janneke de Jong!

 

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Painted Harvest – Quick and Easy!

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Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m having an Open House drop in style in my studio to launch the Holiday Catalogue. Exciting!

And today’s share is one of the three projects the guests will get to make:

This design came straught out of the Holiday Catalogue itself, with just a few added bits and a change of colours!   Now this is one you could change up the sentiment and make in a hurry for that sudden need or that event that crept up on you!

 

All the products are available to order as of today!

Here I’ve used both Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers – an unlikely colour combination, but it really works well!   The stamp set is called Painted Harvest and the different images that layer on top of each other make creating this effect super easy!

I’ve listed the bundle below, even though I didn’t use the leaf punch in the above project because I think that leaf punch is worth having. And saving 10% on both items by buying it the bundle is also worth considering.

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September All Stars Tutorial Bundle Now Available!

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12 Amazing Tutorials by the All Star Team around the world!   56 full colour pages of inspiration just for you!

FREE with a $50 order through me in September or you can purchase the tutorial bundle below:

 

 

 


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