Thursday, 22 June 2017

AWH-June Blog Hop-Favourite New Bundle

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too! There are 28 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them or request a copy of the catalogue today! 



With so many gorgeous new bundles in the Annual Catalogue, it was really hard for me to pick a favourite, so I went with one that I haven't played with much yet, the Eastern Beauty Bundle. This bundle is part of the Eastern Palace Suite and includes the stamp set and thinlits dies. I admit I have struggled a little bit with ideas on what to make with the products, but after a recent workshop where we made a Chocolate box card, I knew that I wanted to make our eldest son one for his birthday in July and the Eastern Beauty bundle was perfect for this occasion.


The colours and pattern in the DSP I chose to use, combined with the coordinating cardstock of Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide, make for a very pleasing masculine look. I chose an outline stamp and one of the little filler stamps to decorate the front of the card and cut out with the matching die. I used Happy Birthday from the 'Tabs for Everything' stamp set.

Both the front and inside sentiments are heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder and I've layered them onto our square Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Close up of inside sentiment. I think the square stitched shapes have a leather look to them.


This is a card with a little something extra. Great for giving to those friends and family members who say, "I don't want anything for my birthday"! Just find out what their favourite chocolate is and pop it inside for a lovely surprise. For our son, we might even put some money in it as well - if he's a good boy between now and his birthday 😉 (He'll be 29!). I'm really happy that I finally found a reason to use the products in this lovely bundle and I can see it fast becoming a definite favourite.


Thanks for stopping by on your way through our blog hop, Kate's blog is next in line. I'm excited to see what she has created, because I'm sure it will be just gorgeous!


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Until next time...
Happy Crafting x



23 comments:

  1. I love your card with something extra Caroline, certainly a nice one for your son.

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    1. Thank you Rachel. With the addition of some special spending money just for himself, I'm sure he'll love it. :)

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  2. Caroline, your card is just gorgeous!!, love the nice surprise of the chocolate bar something my hubby would love lol.
    Mon xx

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    1. Thank you Monika. You'll have to make one for your hubby then lol. xx :)

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  3. The DSP looks fabulous on a longer, thinner card. You're so right about the chocolate box being a great gift.

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    1. Thanks Tina, I think it's a great one for those hard to buy for people, that don't want you spending too much on them.

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  4. What a great card and chocolate box Caroline. Gorgeous colours for a male card too! I'm sure your son will love it!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, yes I'm really pleased with the look of it, and I think our son will love it too! :)

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  5. The quality of the box is just superb and the colours are gorgeous. Well done Caroline :-)

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  6. what an awesome card and box Caroline great job

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  7. Fantastic gift card Caroline and the papers you have used are fantastic for masculine projects. I'm sure your son will love it!

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    1. Thanks Kate, I'm so pleased with how it turned out. :)

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  8. Oh Caroline it's great to see ideas for masculine cards and I'm sure your son will love this card...and the chocolate!

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    1. Thank you Catherine, I think he will too! :)

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  9. Caroline I love your card. could you please send me the dimensions for your chocolate box card That looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Liz, I have emailed you the PDF. :)

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  10. I would love to have these measurements. As I have a grand total (right now) of 28 grand and great grand children, I'm always looking for new card ideas. TFS!

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