Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the lovely ladies in the 'Art With Heart' Stampin’ Up! team. You may have come to my blog from the very talented Claire Daly, the leader of our team, but if not, you can just start here and then go forward to the next blog and eventually you'll get to see all the participants.
Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! There are so many gorgeous products in the Occasions Catalogue, but I have chosen some of my favourites to create my first project which is a card and matching gift bag. I have used the bright, fresh monochrome combo of Bermuda Bay and white with the beautiful new 'Something Lacy' background stamp to create the banner and butterfly which are the focus of both projects. Here is the card:
Isn't this just a fabulous butterfly die - so lacy and it looks amazing die cut from the 'Something Lacy' stamped panel. The greeting comes from the new 'Painted Petals' stamp set.
The butterfly was coated with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. This gives a subtle sparkle and also makes it a lot firmer. Underneath the wings is a vellum butterfly cut with the smallest of the new butterfly dies. It softens the colour of the card stock circle.
This photo shows a closeup of the subtle sparkle and the vellum underwings.
The inside of the card is finished off simply with another strip of the Something Lacy background and the small butterfly from the new 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set.
The Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags make a great base for the next project. I have folded over the top about 1 inch to create the flap to attach the embellishment, but you can still open the bag to pop your gift inside. I have used the largest of the dies to cut the banner from the 'Something Lacy' stamped panel. Two butterflies have been cut from Silver Foil and Bermuda Bay card stock and then joined together slightly offset, so the Bermuda Bay peaks through.
This is a close-up of the butterfly embellishment which has been popped up on a polka dot embossed circle.
On both projects, I have used the Simply Pressed Clay and button molds to create the Bermuda Bay buttons. I used a large needle to carefully thread the white Baker's twine through the button and tie the bow. This is a great tool to generate a never ending supply of buttons!
||Something Lacy, Butterfly Basics, Painted Petals
|Card stock & Papers
||Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags
||Bermuda Bay, Versamark
||White Organza ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
||Butterfly Framelits, Banner Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Artisan Label punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Bermuda Bay Reinker, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
If you would like to purchase any of the items to make these projects, you can see the full details at the end of the post. Click on any of the products to purchase them from my online store. You can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction, during Sale-a-bration. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from and the promotion goes right through until 31st March 2015.
Better still, become part of our fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!
Now let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have Christine Gibbins. Click on the heart below to hop over and check out her creations.
Today's participants are:
Don’t forget to email me to get your copy of the Occasions Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.
If you need some inspiration to start creating with your products from the Occasions or Sale-a-bration catalogues, check out my Pinterest boards - use the links in the left sidebar. I have collected lots of gorgeous projects for you to browse through.
Thanks for visiting!