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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Art With Heart Retiring Product Blog Hop

 
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               Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues!
Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!   This first card uses the Timeless Love stamp set. I've used Watermelon Wonder, which is one of the discontinued In-colours to colour the large flowers, along with Peekaboo Peach and a little Smoky Slate on the white flowers.
 
 Although it was a little time consuming, I'm very happy that I fussy cut around the outside and the inside of the wreath. The Congratulations comes from the same set and has been stamped on Vellum.
 
 
 
The next card features the In the Meadow stamp set, which is another set that has been a favourite of mine and my class attendees this year. The deer and the trees were stamped on Shimmery White card stock, which I find much easier to colour on than Whisper White, but also shows much more detail in stamped images than using Watercolour Paper.
 
 
 
 It's very hard to photograph, but this picture shows the beautiful shimmer on the Shimmery White cardstock.
 
Both these sets and all supplies used in these cards are available until stocks sell out or until the 31st of May.                                                                                               art-with-heart-team-next-blog-hop-current
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
 
Thanks for hopping by,
Happy Stampin,
Rachel

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sneak Peek from 2017-2018 Catalogue

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Stampin' Up! Onstage event, one of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. We had the opportunity to see the upcoming catalogue and have a play with some of the new products. A set that I was lucky enough to win is called This Little Piggy, and here are some samples from my first play with it.






This is just one of the amazing new sets in the upcoming catalogue, but first I need to make the most of the retiring products. Back soon with discontinued samples. To see the full discontinued list click HERE

Don't wait too long, as soon as they sell out they are gone for good.
Happy Stampin,
Rachel

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Pop Up Hexagonal Window Box Card

I have a video to show you how I made these Pop Up Hexagonal Window Box Cards. I made 16 of these for my swaps at Stampin' Up! Onstage Sydney, which is where I am now. I was unable to load the video on my blog, but I have it on my Facebook page HERE
 The base of the cards was the same for all cards, I finished them differently.
 Stylish Birthday and the die from the Hexagonal Window Box set.
Balloon PopUpDies and Stylish Birthday.
Detailed Dragonflies dies.
Feel free to contact me if you require further details.
The Hexagonal Window Box dies are available on their own or bundled with a stamp set from my online store HERE or through the link to the right of the screen.
Happy Stampin,
Rachel

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

3D Icecream Sundae Tutorial

I made this card ages ago when I first received the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits.
I have a short tutorial on how it was made.
 
I cut the Sundae dish shape from the framelits from vellum.
On the Stampin' Up! Piece Mat, I used the stylus from the Scoring Tool to draw the lines and dots on the dish.
 
 
To shape the dish, with the dish still on the Stampin Pierce mat I used the end of an Aquapainter, and small firm circles.
 
 
I attach the dish to the card, apply glue from the Fine Tip Glue To the edges of the dish.
 
 
Then hold the dish in the correct shape on the cardstock for numerous seconds to let the glue set.
 
 
I used the same technique on the Icecream scoops to also give them a 3D effect.
I attached the Icecream scoops with a couple of layers of Dimensionals under the scoops.
 
 
 
Contact me for further details.
 
Happy Stampin,
Rachel
 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Art With Heart Easter Blog Hop, Hop, Hop





Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some Easter projects, seeing as Easter is only about 3 weeks away!

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 links. Now let’s get started!

The cards I have for you today were made using the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builder Framelit Dies. I love these cute Easter images, and you can save 10% if you buy the stamp set and framelits in a bundle.

On this card I put the bunny in the basket with a couple of the die cut Easter eggs. I made the grass die cut behind the bunny a little wider by cutting it in the middle and putting the basket over the gap.
The greeting used here is from the Crazy About You stamp set.



This card is about as easy as it gets, but its my favourite for today. I stamped and coloured three bows from the Basket Bunch set, two in Flirty Flamingo and one in Watermelon Wonder(I'm going to miss this colour when it finishes end of May!), then hand cut them as I didn't want a border around them.
The eggs are die cut using Basket Builder Framelits, from Affectionately Yours DSP. The greeting is from Crazy About You stamp set.


The next card is not an Easter card, although it could be with a different greeting. I wanted to demonstrate that the Basket Bunch set is not only for Easter. I have stamped the daffodil flowers on Delightful Daffodil (appropriate, hey!), and coloured a little with a blender pen in Calypso Coral and the leaves and grass on Cucumber Crush (another retiring colour). The remaining flowers are coloured with a blender pen using Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette. Again, the greeting is from the Crazy About You stamp set.


Saleabration is a great time to join or place a $90 order to get extra free items – ask me how!
By purchasing the Basket Bunch Bundle and a set of blender pens you qualify for a FREE Saleabration gift! Here are a few of the options, contact me for more information.
Here is the third and final release of Saleabration rewards.


The next hop one our blog hop is back to the amazing Judy May and her beautiful projects.


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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:
Thanks for hopping by,
Rachel

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Art With Heart Kids Party Blog Hop

 
 Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. 
Today we focus on the kids in our lives, from birthday cards to party ideas.
 
Sale-a-bration continues and this week we have three new additional items you can earn for free with a $90 order - ask me how!
 
I love the coloured glimmer paper that is one of the new Sale-a-bration rewards. I was excited to combine all three colours on these kids cards.
 
 Glimmer paper and Cool Treats framelits are combined with Cupcake and Carousel DSP stack on this card. The Stitched Oval thinlit adds a bit more detail.
The second card uses SAB glimmer paper, Balloon Adventures and Birthday Bright stamp set.
For the background on both cards I've used Timeless Textures stamp set to add a vintage feel to the cards.
 

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

1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Ros Davidson
4. Rebecca Jacovou
5. Claire Daly
6. Catherine Proctor
7. Alisha Watson
8. Kim Dallinger
9Kate Morgan 
10Rachel Woollard
11Monika O'Neill
12Tania Johnson

Thanks for stopping by, 

Happy Stampin,

Rachel

Monday, 13 February 2017

Make a Medallion stamp set

I love the look of this new Sale-a-bration set, but I was a little nervous about lining up all of the circles. This was unfounded as firstly the set is photopolymer and very easy to use and secondly the circle are arranged so that two are one each stamp, as pictured on the cover.  
 
Here are two cards I made using this set.
 
The card on the left uses Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe, wth a tiny smidgen if Mint Macron Glimmer paper which is another Sale-a-bration reward. The card on the right is Tip Top Taupe, Black Memento ink and Copper Embossing powder. Love this combo.
Sale-a-bration is already half over, finishing on the 31st of March. Don't miss out on these offers. Contact me for more information.
 
Happy Stampin,
Rachel.
 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

New Sale-a-bration Rewards

I'm finally getting organised after the kids returned to school. Today I had my first play with one of the new Sale-a-bration rewards, the 3pack of glimmer paper in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macron and Sweet Sugarplum.   Here's what I made...
I LOVE how the glimmer paper co ordinates perfectly with our colour range.
Back soon with a sample using the Mint Macron glimmer paper.
Happy Stampin,
Rachel

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Art With Heart Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop







 Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.   Better still, become part of our awesome 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! 

 The projects I have for you today both use the new stamp set High Tide, Firstly,  using lots of heat embossing...


On Night of Navy I heat embossed the lighthouse with white Embossing powder. The shore is stamped in Night of Navy. The water is stamped in Versamark then a combination of clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds. The beam of light is stamped in Versamark and then embossed in a combination of white EP and Dazzling Diamonds.  Lots of embossing, but I love the effect. The second card is more colourful.




  I stamped the lighthouse first to ensure that it was straight. Then the shore. I masked the lighthouse and the shore before stamping the water in Dapper Denim and Pool Party. The sky was sponged with Soft Sky. The birds and the greeting are stamped in Basic Gray.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
13. Kim Dallinger       
Happy Stampin,
Rachel