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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Art With Heart Colour Creations - Smokey Slate

Tonight the Art With Heart team are featuring Smoky Slate in our Colour Creation Blog Hop.

I wasn't going to show anymore peeks at sets in the new catalogue just yet, but I couldn't resist using this set, Wildly Happy as it suited Smoky Slate perfectly.

The set has 4 pairs of animals, all adults and babies, and 5 lovely greetings. For the first card I used the rabbits, and lightly coloured them with Smoky Slate and the colour lifter Blend. The DSP is from the also retiring Petal Promenade pack and the ribbon is Powder Pink Ruffled Ribbon.

The second card uses the two elephants, that were also coloured with Smoky Slate Blends. They were then cut out with the new, coming soon, Stitched Nested Label Dies and mounted on DSP from the Tropical Escape 6x6 pack.

Close up of the new dies in action.

For more Smoky Slate inspiration head to Cathy's Blog for a full list of tonight's participants.

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack, select the image to be taken to my online store to check it out.

Paper Pumpkin coming to Australia on the 15th of May. This special kit was designed with input from our co-founder Shelli Gardener. Only available until stock sells out. If you are interested please contact me before this date so that your order can be processed as soon as they are available.

Also coming on the 1st of May is the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. This bundle of products is only available until the end of May, unless sold out sooner.

Here is the stamp set included,
and the remaining products.
For more information on any of these promotions please contact me by email at or through my Facebook page, Handstampedbyrachel.

Lots of exciting new from Stampin' Up! and lots  more look forward to with the imminent arrival of the new Catalogue on the 3rd of June. 
Contact me to reserve your copy.

Happy Stamping,
Rachel xx

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Art With Heart Colour Creations - Shaded Spruce

This week's Colour Creation colour is Shaded Spruce, a wonderful rich, emerald green. I have two cards to share with you which feature stamp sets that are not returning in the next catalogue.

The first one features the Lovely As A Tree set which has been available longer than I have been with Stampin' Up!, but is sadly leaving us when the current catalogue finishes on the 2nd of June. This card also uses the Woodland embossing folder, which happily will be back for another year.


The second card uses the Flowering Desert stamp set which is currently in the Occasions Catalogue, but unfortunately it is not carrying over to the new catalogue. 

I hope you love this colour as much as I do and thank you for stopping by to check out my cards. For more Shaded Spruce inspiration head to Cathy's blog, where you will find a full list of today's participants.

The discontinued product lists have been released and the items on these lists are only available until sold out or until the 2nd of June. Click below to see all these products on my online store.

 Also coming soon is Australia's first Paper Pumpkin Kit. These have been very popular in the US and now it's our turn with a very special kit co-designed by Shelli, the co-founder of Stampin' Up! These are only available until stocks sell out so if you are interested please contact me ASAP or order online on the 15th of May.

Here's a sample of one of the cards in the kit that we made at the Stampin' Up! Onstage event in Auckland. The kit contains all supplies to make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs.

Contact me with any questions, I love to talk about Stampin' Up!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Art With Heart Colour Creations - Sahara Sand

This week the Art With Heart Team are featuring one of our Neutral colours, Sahara Sand. 
I thought it was time I tried the Floating Border Technique that is making the rounds at the moment. I paired Sahara Sand with Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick and Pear Pizzazz and the Climbing Orchid Bundle to come up with the following cards.

I will be featuring these cards and other Floating Border cards in my class on the 11th of May. 
Contact me for more details.

For more Sahara Sand inspiration head to Catherine Proctor's blog for a full list of tonight's participants.

Happy stampin and don't forget to check back for more New Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Catalogue inspiration.

Rachel xx

Sunday 14 April 2019

More New Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Catalogue Sneak Peeks

Bird Ballad - Part 2

These are the samples I made for Stampin' Up! Onstage New Zealand display boards using the Bird Ballad Suite that I used in my presentation.

I love fussy cutting and this Bird Ballad DSP is perfectly suited to fussy cutting. 

 I have also used the new Stitched Nested Label Dies on this card to cut out the Whisper White background piece.

Speaking of Stitched Nested Label Dies, this card uses them to excess. I cut numerous pieces from the Bird Ballad DSP and used them to create the background for this card.

Some pieces are highlighted by Dimensionals.

This card uses the Stitched Nested Label Dies to cut two windows in the DSP and card stock layers to form a frame around the greeting.The Very Vanilla Lace has been coloured with a Black Blends Marker.

The next three cards use the Laser Cut Cards that are included with the Bird Ballad Tin. This beautiful tin includes 12 Laser Cut Cards and Envelopes.

More fussy cutting for this card, Pool Party card stock background and greeting on Very Vanilla.

I stamped and coloured these flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set with Stampin' Blends and then more fussy cutting. Greeting and mat cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. Petal Pink background this time.

Guess what? More fussy cutting. The birds are fussy cut from the DSP and I also had to make small cuts in the card front to fit the birds heads through.

This brings me to the end of my Bird Ballad creations for now. 
For more information on my projects or for anything Stampin' Up! related feel free to contact me.
Be sure to check back regularly for more New Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Catalogue sneak peeks.

Happy stamping,
Rachel xx

Friday 12 April 2019

New 2019-2020 Catalogue Peeks - Bird Ballad Suite

I'm very excited to be sending you this post from Stampin' Up! Onstage Live in Auckland New Zealand.
I can now reveal that I was very lucky and honoured to be asked to do one of the presentations at Onstage.
I was extra lucky to be given the beautiful Bird Ballad Suite to present.

The Bird Ballad Suite consists of;

Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Bird Ballad Tin in Gold and Petal Pink, which includes 12 laser cut cards and envelopes in Very Vanilla,

Bird Ballad Trinkets in Antique Gold, 6 of each design,

and Bird Ballad DSP, 12x12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs and

Very Vanilla Lace.

Here are the samples I presented,

Beginner stamper, #simplestamping.

Casual Stamper - Blends colouring

Bird Ballad Trinket - Key

Avid Stamper - Fussy cutting and Stitched Nested Label Dies

Here's a video to show the technique I used to cut out the bird image on this card.

My Love It! sample, #fussycutting

I hope you love this suite as much as I do. I certainly have had a wonderful time playing with it so far... lots more to come.
I have lots more samples that I used on the display boards to show you.
Pop back in soon the see what else is happening at Onstage. I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. 

Contact me if you would like to join us at the next event in November.
Happy Stamping,
Rachel xx

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