Thursday, September 21, 2017

AWH Blog Hop: Fancy Folds

Hi!


Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.


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I was recently asked to make a birthday card for a woman turning 50, but it had to be big enough for around 30 people to sign. My first thought was to make a super-sized card, but I thought about how annoying that would be to store, so I decided to make something that was the size of a regular card, and add some extra pages for the guests to write on.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

I'm not sure of the name of the fold, but you pretty much take a sheet of cardstock that is double the height of the finished card and 3-4 times the width. In this case I used a sheet of 12x12 cardstock in Elegant Eggplant. I should mention at this point that my brief included using purple and no flowers - the recipient is a really outdoorsy kind of person who enjoys camping, etc.

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I scored the 12x12 at 4 and 8 inches, and then turned it 90 degrees and cut at 6 inches from the edge and stopping at the second score line from the edge. I also cut two extra pieces of cardstock that were 6x4, with an additional flap on one 6 inch side. Here's a diagram that shows what I did. Dashed lines are scored, solid are cutting lines, and all measurements are in inches.

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I adhered the to extra flaps to the edges of b and c. I then adhered A to a, B to b and C to c using Tear And Tape Adhesive. This creates a little book with 8 pages. You could leave the top of each page open, so that you could have extra tags in the pockets too.

I decorated the front and back cover with Wood Textures DSP and used another piece of cardstock to act as a spine, hiding all of the folds. I added a length of twine to the cover before adding the spine, so that the card can be tied shut.

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Each of the pages was decorated with a little more of the DSP, and I also added a few stamps from the Tabs For Everything set to give it a bit more colour. I heard that the card was a hit, so I was very pleased!

Well, that's it for me, so now you're hopping off to visit Kate Morgan's blog. She always has something fabulous that is bound to inspire.
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Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, September 14, 2017

JAI #377: Just Add Colour

Hi!

I'm a bit excited for this week's Just Add Ink challenge!


This week it's a colour combination, suggested by Rochelle, and I think it rocks! I love the mix of blues, and the addition of Lemon Lime Twist gives it a fresh lift. What do you think?


As I was very enthused about this combo, I decided to cut loose and have a lot of fun with it. You know that fun = mess, don't you? LOL

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Would you believe that there are three different stamp sets used on this card? I started with the swooshy stamp in Playful Backgrounds in Pool Party. I then stamped some splatters from Swirly Bird in Dapper Denim over the top. I then got out my Embossing Paste and added some Lemon Lime Twist, before applying it over the top of the stamping using the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

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While it dried, I stamped and watercoloured the images from Best Birds. I've had this bundle for a year and hardly used it - now that I've started playing with it, I'm not sure why I haven't done so before now. It's a great set!

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I sort of ran out of room for a sentiment on the front, so I had to put it in the inside. I really tried on the front, but there wasn't anywhere to put it that didn't look tacked on. Oh well, sometimes it's good to break the rules and not put one on at all.

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have created with this fun colour combo this week over at the Just Add Ink blog. We'd love to see what you do with it too.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AWH HOC Week 16

Hi!

Welcome back to week 16 of The Heart Of Christmas! I'm once again hosting this week's round, as Claire is with her family. I hope you're being inspired by our Christmas cards to get started on your own - slowly but surely Christmas is coming!


This week I have made a fairly simple card, using the new Merry Music SDSP. It's a fabulous pack that I have found my self reaching for over and over again.

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How cool is this way to add colour to the DSP? The pack is entirely white and black, but there's nothing stopping you from adding some colour. In this case, I used my sponge brayer to roll on some Garden Green ink. I wanted the ombre look, so I rolled up from the bottom each time, allowing the colour to fade away the closer I got to the top of the card.

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Aren't these large sentiments fabulous? I like that this one has a bit of a curve, so it's less obvious if your stamp it a little crooked!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Carols Of Christmas, Merry Music SDSP, Star Of Light

I originally only intended to stamp a few of the little twinkles around the inside sentiment, but once I got going, I couldn't stop!

Thanks for stopping by again. Here's the links to the rest of the team that are participating today. I'm sure they'd love it if you popped over to their blogs to look at their gorgeous cards and to give them a little comment love.

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Roberts

Monika O'Neil

Bye for now,

Tina


Monday, September 11, 2017

Lift Me Up With Colour Theory

Hi!

Today's card is a quick and easy one that I made to show off the gorgeous ombre papers in the Colour Theory DSP Stack. I love the ombre look, and while it's not difficult to achieve the look yourself with some cardstock and a sponge brayer, there are times when it's easier to just grab for the DSP.

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I was after a bit of a sunrise effect with the background, so I arranged my Crushed Curry DSP so that the darker section was at the top, rather than at the bottom like I usually do. I think I stamped my sentiment too close to the bottom, but that's because I completely forgot to stamp it until I'd adhered the Crushed Curry DSP to the base using Dimensionals. Those little suckers really grip! Rather than trying to remove the whole lot, I just removed the one under the sentiment and replaced it with a new one after I'd stamped.

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I kept the rest of the card nice and simple - just the little scattering of balloons and clouds.

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I think this would be a great card for those times where you need to whip up a card in a rush. What do you think?

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, September 7, 2017

JAI #376: Just Add D

Hi!

And hello to you too, Friday! You are most welcome in this house this week! I'm certainly looking for ward to the weekend.


How about you? Will you create something for our new Just Add Ink challenge this weekend? I'd better tell you what it is then! It's one of my alphabet challenges, and we are challenging you to Just Add D to your card. You can choose anything D related - a stamp set, theme, embellishment, technique - as long as it starts with a D.


I decided to stamp a card that uses my favourite set for little boys - No Bones About It. Dinosaurs are always popular with little lads.

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The dinosaurs were stamped using Pacific Point/Night Of Navy, and Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze. Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip were used for the leaves and footprints. I love the bright, fun colours - perfect for a young child.

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I think I had most fun stamping the inside. I love the way that the triceratops is chasing the T-Rex. Probably not very factually accurate, but let's not let that get in the way of a fun card!

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What 'D' element will you add to your card? Sometimes I compete with myself to get as many as I can on my card, but this time I only had the Dinosaurs. Just link your project up over at Just Add Ink to join in the fun.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

AWH HOC Week 15

Hi!

Welcome to this week's Heart Of Christmas with the Art With Heart team.


This week I have the pleasure of hosting The Heart Of Christmas. Claire has some family commitments, and so I volunteered to be a temporary home for the Bog Share until she is able to resume.

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This week's card came about as I had an extra sample Embossing Paste/Glitter panel left over from a card class last month. I didn't want to waste it, so I decided to make it up into a card that was different to the card the classes made. I'd stuffed up the panel a little by getting some paste where it wasn't wanted, so I had to trim it a little to hide my whoopsie.

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The word 'Joy' comes from the new Hearts Come Home stamp set. The whole sentiment is actually Joy To The World, but I only wanted(/had room for) the word Joy.

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I do love a bit of glimmer on a Christmas card, so I added a strip to the inside to finish it off.

Here are the links to the rest of the Art With Heart ladies who are sharing their gorgeous Christmas projects this week:

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Palmieri

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Monika O'Neill

Catherine Proctor

I'm sure they'd love it if you left them a comment.

Bye for now,

Tina


Thursday, August 31, 2017

JAI #375: Just Add A Sketch

Hi!

Wow, these Fridays are flying by!


This week at Just Add Ink, Kim has designed this fabulous sketch for us to use.


I think this is a fun sketch, with lots of possibilities. The Design Team have come up with some fabulous cards this week. I recently purchased a few new stamp sets (non SU!!) so I decided to use some of the stamps to make my card.

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I think I've said many times before that my family are all Harry Potter mad, so these stamps just *had* to be purchased! I made this card for my husband for Father's Day on Sunday, so I decided to use the Dumbledore stamp on the card. Our kids often tease him by calling him grey beard, so I think this was the perfect stamp to use!

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The sentiment actually says 'Have a magical birthday', so I used my Pacific Point marker to just ink up the sections I wanted. I coloured Dumbledore with my Copic markers, but I think I grabbed the wrong cardstock, as the colour bled a little bit.

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I'm trying to push Rob out of his comfort zone a little, so this sentiment was perfect for the inside of his card.

The rest of the Design Team have done amazing things with the sketch this week. You can check it all out over at the Just Add Ink blog, which is where you can also link your card.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

AWH HOC Week 14

Hi!

Welcome to week 14 of The Heart Of Christmas.


This week I made a card using some pieces I stamped during a team meeting I held a few weeks ago. One of the ladies I'd invited brought along a stamp set I didn't own, so I stamped a few images using the set. It can be tricky stamping without a plan, but I think I did alright with it this time.

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The stamp set is from the about to be released Holiday Catalogue, and it is called Labels To Love. It's a great set that includes a lot of sentiments for a range of holidays. I used a Santa from Cookie Cutter Christmas to finish off the front of the card.

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I thought the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp would look great as a background, so I stamped it over and over again in Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

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The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the same set, but is part of a larger stamp. I simply used my Cherry Cobbler marker to ink up the part that I wanted. It's a great technique to remember!

You can pop on over to Claire's blog to see lots more Heart Of Christmas inspiration. I hope you've been enjoying it each week.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, August 28, 2017

Traditional Scrapbooking with Memories and More

Hi!

A couple of weeks ago I had a little burst of scrapbooking inspiration. Today I have the second of the layouts that I made. It's a traditional page, but I've used our new pocket scrapbooking products for it. In this case, I've used the Perfect Days Memories and More pack, which coordinates beautifully with the Naturally Eclectic DSP.

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This layout records the day that my daughter and her BFF spent the afternoon not just horse riding, but doing everything horse related - they fed them, cleaned the tack, groomed the horses and learned how to lead a horse. That's why I called it "The Whole Shebang". The girls had only ever rode a horse before, but are very horse obsessed, so this was a bit of a treat for Ada's birthday. We kept it a huge surprise - they only found out where they were going as we were about to walk out the door.

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I cropped one of the Memories and More cards to fit my gap. I wanted it to match the card I'd used on the other page of the layout, but it didn't have any Emerald Envy on it. I they realised that the burlap stamp in Jar Of Love nearly matched the pattern in the Emerald Envy on the other side. Perfect! I've also used some of the stickers from the Memories and More pack. I'd sanded around the photos to give them the look of having a matt, so I did the same with the stickers.

scissorspapercard, Stamping' Up!, Perfect Days M&M, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Jar Of Love, Scrapbooking

To give a bit more of a country feel to the page, I laid some of SU's long retired Hemp Twine across the page and stapled it down. Most of the loops are placed randomly (however the twine wanted to naturally lie), but in this case I used the loop  to frame Ada leading the horse. It's the only photo on the layout that's not a close up, so I felt it needed something special.

This layout was a lot of fun to create. I love pocket scrapping for the speed and convenience, but traditional scrapping will always be my favourite. How about you?

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, August 24, 2017

JAI #374: Just Add Inspiration

Hi!

Here I am, back with another card!


This week we have an Inspiration Challenge at Just Add Ink. Jan found the picture for us, and it's a different one - no flowers! It's a great one for a male card, or even a 'let's catch up for a cuppa' card. Does anyone send those? LOL


When I looked at the picture, I straight away thought of Text Ya Later and Coffee Break DSP, so using the KISS principle, that's what I used!

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I really like the coffee ring pattern, but I'd been yet to find a reason to use it on a project. I thought that this one was perfect! I added some coffee pots and mugs, just to tie in the coffee mug in the Inspiration Photo.

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I punched the circle from vellum, and then sponged around it with Early Espresso ink, just so that it kind of mimics the look of the coffee rings on the DSP.

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I always laugh at this pair of sentiments, but I do acknowledge that not everyone would. The person I have in mind for this card would probably laugh too, so I'm sure they will be OK.

What will you create this week? The Design Team have made a stunning range of cards, as usual. You can see them over at Just Add Ink, where you can also link your card for the challenge.

Bye for now,

Tina

AWH Blog Hop: Holiday Catalogue

Hi!


Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


I only placed a small preorder of products from the Holiday Catalogue, so I had to be a bit creative with how I could use them for this Blog Hop! In the end I decided to create a small gift box, that could also be used as a luminaire. 

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To create the Diamond Box, I followed a tutorial on the Stampin' Up! blog. It was a really easy box to make - you just need your paper trimmer and a Gift Bag Punch Board. Before assembling the box, I ran it through the Big Shot a few times with the night sky die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits. I also stamped it with some houses and trees from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. Have I mentioned before that it's my favourite from the Holiday Catalogue? LOL.

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Here you can see the effect of the box as a luminaire. I popped a battery operated candle inside and photographed it in low light so you can see how the light comes through the stars and the moon cut into the box.

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I used some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon from the Annual Catalogue to create the bow on top. It was a little fiddly, but the end result was well worth it!

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Here's a closer look at the stamping and the die cuts. I used some new Specialty DSP from the Holiday Catalogue to create the box lid. It's called Merry Music, and features Christmas Carols, musical notation and snowflakes in both white on black, and black on white. It's thinner than our usual DSP, but you get twice as much in the pack - 4 sheets each of the 6 double sided designs.

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Because the DSP is thinner, I decided to reinforce the bottom of the lid with some Pool Party cardstock. Then I decided I'd hide the flaps on the bottom of the box with some of the DSP - a nice little surprise for the recipient!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented fellow South Aussie, Kathryn Mangelsdorf


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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:


Bye for now,

Tina