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AWH Colour Creations - Coastal Cabana

Welcome to week 11 of the Art With Heart team - Colour Creations Showcase where members of the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team come together each week to explore one of the Stampin' Up! colours. We are gradually working our way through them alphabetically.

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This week we have beautiful cool Coastal Cabana to showcase.

When I started thinking about this project, I had a strong urge to use one of my most favourite products in the new mini catalogue - the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper - a luscious flocked vellum.

I started by pulling it out together with a stack of products in Coastal Cabana - there's quite a few to choose from - so lots of options.

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One of the awesome features of the Plush Poinsettia Paper is the shape of the images matches the dies so you can cut out individual flowers, leaves and sprigs of berries! I love this!


Without even having a design in mind, I just cut out half a dozen images and start laying them out on the other Coastal Cabana patterned papers to see what is going to look lovely together.


I even cut out some of the "part" flowers from the edges of the papers to layer onto my card front for extra texture and depth - so subtle, but it just pushes some of the snowflakes further back and adds another dimension - so use up those scraps!


I stamped a couple of poinsettia images in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White card and cut with the same die that I used for cutting the flocked flowers. And I cut a rectangle frame using 2 of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.


These dies are THE BEST because they have the stitched lines on the inside AND the outside of the cutting line, so you can use the leftover piece for another card and it also has the stitching!

Of course I had to use up that extra rectangle, so it went onto the main card with the vellum poinsettias.


 I know not everyone is into blue and sparkly Christmas cards, but I do think these are really pretty and I am pleased with how they turned out so easily because of the clever way that so many Stampin' Up! products coordinate so well with each other!



If you would like to see all of the beautiful Coastal  Cabana creations please visit Cathy's blog here

I would love if you would leave a comment to let my know what you think of these sparkly Christmas cards. And if you would like to see all the products I used, please scroll down.

See you next week for Crumb Cake!

Kathryn Ruddick


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Catherine Proctor

Kathryn I love blue and sparkly Christmas cards and both your cards are stunning! How good does that silver metallic mesh ribbon look on your second card and wow, those flocked poinsettias! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Coastal Cabana cards with us tonight xx


I really like the offset poinsettias on your first card, Kathryn; nice way to complement, but not overtake, the snowflakes. The Metallic Mesh ribbon looks great with Coastal Cabana and White, on your lovely second card ... and here I was, thinking I didn't like that ribbon! Beautiful cards. :)

Diane Furniss

Wow there are no other words, your cards are just beautiful Kathryn.

Claire Daly

Gorgeous! Love that frame, and all the elements tou have added.

Caroline Manwaring

Love your cards, Kathryn. They have such a cool, fresh look to them. I LOVE that Metallic Mesh Ribbon! It looks fantastic on your second card! I think I might just have to have me some of that!

Kate Morgan

Oh Kathryn, that flocked Specialty paper looks amazing on these cards and those beaded pearls are stunning!

Andrea Sargent

Wow, wow, wow. Such gorgeous cards Kathryn. I love blue sparkly Christmas cards and the way you have combined blue and sparkly with the flocked white poinsettias is so beautiful. xxx

Sharon Davern

I love your card and how you have used the poinsettia and the DSP so gorgeous! I can't wait to get mine to play with now! I love the frame as well that was a really cool idea and very effective. Stunning card!

Theresa Gerrard

What an elegant card Kathryn. I wasnt aware that the dies could be used on this paper. Thanks!That frame is specail as well

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