Friday, 1 November 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Christmas Is Here

Good Day Crafty Friends,
Welcome to a special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop where today we are sharing our creativity using the new CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE Suite.  If you’ve hopped on over from Emma, you’ll have seen her stunning colourful creations.  Be sure to Hop all the way through for a heap more inspiring projects using this exclusive, limited time collection of coordinating products.

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Christmas Is Coming Early This Year with Festive Floral's & A Gorgeous Bracelet!!!!

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you and you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season. And yes that is an uber cute limited edition Stampin' Up! Bracelet!!!

The Floral inspired theme is perfect for all markets, with no specific emphasis on "seasons" it is ideal for creating Christmas projects for friends and family no matter where in the world they live.

*Christmas Rose Stamp Sets - The large Outline stamp is a Cling stamp with the detailed images being photopolymer. There is also the coordinating:
*Roses Dies
*Gold ¼” Shimmer Ribbon
*Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
*Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper
*Charming Rose Bracelet
Colours are: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Gold Foil.

Entire Suite - AUD$195.25
Stamp & Die Bundle - AUD$106
DSP - AUD$25
Ribbon - AUD$12.25
Embellishments - AUD$14
Bracelet. AUD$38
For more information please refer to the Demonstrator Site or contact your local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - BE QUICK as stock is limited.

I have had so much fun with this gorgeous suite, I honestly cannot stop creating projects!! Here are a few of my creations from the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop in October.

I shared three full sized cards and a decorated Gold Foil Mini Pizza Box with four note cards inside. The Gold Mini Pizza Boxes (from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue) work perfectly with this suite. The lid of the box was embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder before decorated with the belly band elements.

There are so MANY floral bouquet images in the pack of Designer Series Paper, I spent a couple of hours fussy cutting those that could not be cut with the coordinating dies. This made for quick and easy creations with no inks or colouring required, just a bit of heat embossing for the sentiments.

And now for some new projects made especially for this Hop. First up is a set of four cards.

For this set of cards, I wanted to break the bold primary colours with some softness by adding layers of Blushing Bride card. To add texture to the card fronts I have used embossing folders, embossing paste and the detailed trellis die. 

Starting with a Whisper White card base, a layer of DSP was adhered on an angle, with the embossed Blushing Bride panel layered on an opposing angle over the top. Onto Blushing Bride card, I spread White Embossing Paste through the "Dotty" stencil from the Basic Pattern Masks. Once dry it was cut down to fit the angle I wanted. Before adhering the fussy cut floral centerpiece, whisper white foliage die cuts, a strip of DSP, White Flax Ribbon, Gold Ribbon and Gold Glimmer Die Cuts were added. To finish the card, a white heat embossed vellum sentiment has been added along with a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

To create texture for this Whisper White card front, I have "embossed" using the "trellis" detailed die with embossing mats. Using Gold Foil card, I die cut using the same die and layered these over the embossing - under the floral cluster.

To create the front of this card, I took a piece of whisper white, cut it down to slightly smaller than the Blushing Bride piece that would sit behind it and then die cut at the top and bottom. Adhere the white front to the Blushing Bride layer and then adhere the two die cut pieces minus all the "bits". 

Next, I adhered one of the fussy cut images from the DSP and then over that a white heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment has been die cut with one of the "shaped dies" and Gold Foil detailed die cuts added behind.

The last card in this collection uses one of the smaller fussy cut floral images. Behind the floral bouquet is two die cut squares made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. One is Blushing Bride card, the other is DSP. Gold Ribbon in varying widths has been added behind the flowers, with Gold Glitter Enamel Dots used to finish the card.

I knew this beautiful suite would be perfect for a gift box fill of cards and gift tags. These make such great gifts for family and friends, after all the cards and tags have been used, they have a lovely keepsake box.

The Box contains six full sized cards - two each of three designs. There is also four mini cards and four gift tags. A few Kraft Pillow boxes were deconstructed, cut up and used to decorate the box and contents along with the fussy cut Christmastime Is Here DSP images.

I have used the Mosaic & Lace Embossing Folders to provide texture and interest to the Whisper White card fronts. The mini cards have a whisper white card front that has been die cut using the "frame" shape from the Roses Dies then backed with some of the cut up Kraft Pillow Boxes. Did you notice that the bottom of the gift tags are the rounded edges of the Pillow Boxes? Just remove the score line and cover the thumb hole with a fussy cut image. The banner sentiments are from a different stamp set called Toile Christmas which can be found in the Holiday Catalogue.


That is all from me today. Be sure to follow the Blog Hop all the way through for loads of inspirational creations using products from the amazingly gorgeous Christmastime Is Here Suite. Up next is my talented friend, Jennifer Picard with her awesome project - Enjoy xx

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Jackie Aitken - You are here

You can find all the products used to make the projects shared in today's Blog Post in the list below. Click on the image and you will be taken to my Online Store - Happy Shopping :)

Product List
Roses Dies
Heat Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us. The Artisan Design Team appreciate the time you have invested to visit our blogs. You can see more of the ADT creations on the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page in the "notes" section. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty


  1. You really thought about so lever ideas! Love the little pink in the background!!

  2. So many gorgeous projects Jackie. I love the addition of Blushing Bride.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words xx I really do appreciate all your encouragement and support. Lots of Love xx

  4. i didn't think your projects with this suite could get any more stunning ... but I was wrong! Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks so very much, Jan. Thank You for your support this year, I really am thankful and appreciate all the comments you have left on my blog. Lots of Love to you, Beautiful Lady xx

  5. OMG I was sold before but the addition of pink is Stunning, way to go!!!

    1. Thanks Michelle. It really is a stunning suite and it does do all the work for you. I hope you have fun creating with it xx

  6. Stunning works of art! Love them all~

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