Project Life Baby Boy & Girl Memory Keeping / Scrapbooking Giveaway

Hello lovely ones. This weekend I am giving you a chance to win a Hello Baby Boy or Hello Baby Girl Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection. I have 3 sets to give away (2 girl and 1 boy set) nd they are valued at $28.00 each plus free postage.  

GIVEAWAY - Enter to win one of 3 Project Life Hello Baby Card Collections from Stampin' Up!. Closes 11.59 AEST Sunday 4th Dec 2016. Click through for details and entry form (no purchase necessary, Australian residents (no current SU Demonstrators please).

Entries close 11,59pm AEDT Sunday 4th December 2016. The competition is open to Australian residents (with the exception of current demonstrators) who are on (or who join at time of entering) my blog newsletter list. No purchases required. Just click HERE or the graphic below to enter. More pictures of the kits below. As the competition is open to my blog newsletter subscribers, if you are not already on my list, by entering you will automatically be added (I use a very secure reputable email service provider and your details are always safe with me). Winners will be announced here on my blog and on my Facebook Business Page on Monday 5th December


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Here's a closer look at the kits which are up for grabs. Each kit has 100 cards in a mix of 6x4" and 3x4" sizes. They are designed to be used in our pocket page protectors (these are not included in the prize but available in my online store). Lots of people also use these for cardmaking and in traditional scrapbooking. Each kit comes in a cute storage box to sit on your shelf when not in use. 

Here's a look at the Hello Baby Girl kit. The coordinating colours here are Mint Macaron. Blushing Bride, Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Basic Black.

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Gilr Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Gilr Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

Here's a look at the Hello Baby Boy kit. The coordinating colours here are Mint Macaron. Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Basic Black.

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Boy Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

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Good luck if you are entering the competition! Remember it closes at 11.59pm AEDT Sunday Night (Dec 4th 2016).

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Year End Closeout sale continues HERE. Great bargains up to 60% off :)

Claire

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Holiday Catalogue Retiring Products List / December Closeout Sale

(This post will remain at the top for a while in December so scroll down for my latest post).

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The Holiday Catalogue only has one month left to run. Today Stampin' Up! released the Holiday Catalogue Retiring Products list and many are discounted too!. You can download the list below (keep in mind that these products are until sold out so the list will change)s, but an even easier way is to head over to the Closeout Sale section in my online store. This section also includes some items from the Annual Catalogue which are on sale and some clearance rack items.

Shop the Closeout Sale HERE (December 1st to January 3rd)

Download the Holiday Catalogue Retiring List HERE:  Download Discontinued_List_English_AU

December Online Order Hostess Code is K26DSEW9 (use this code when you shop online with me during December and you will receive a free gift in January).

 

 


Giveaway of Hello December Project Life card kit and accessory pack over on my Facebook Page

Hey there lovely friends.

I've put together  a video showing all those different ways I used the Stampin' Up! 2016 Hello December Project Life gift cards and accessory pack.

 

There's also a giveaway of the Card and Accessory pack over on my business Facebook page. I will draw just after 8pm Melbourne (AEDT) time December 1st. Head over to my Facebook Page  to get all the details.

It's Occasions and Saleabration catalogue pre-order time tomorrow! Yeah! This means if you join up from tomorrow you can also choose these items in your starter kit. Here's all the details about joining with me.

I'll be sending out the catalogues to all my regular customers around the 9th December.

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Enjoy!

Claire


Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Today some of my fabulous Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

I chose some gift wrapping options as my projects for this blog hop. First up I have some cute gift tags I made using the 2" x 2" cards in Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit (on special, along with the matching card kit until 11.50pm AEST Monday November 28th this week for 30% off). I love the colours in these and can't wait to see how great they looked on my Christmas gifts under the tree. To make these, I just cut pieces of  cardstock 6cm x 12cm and scored in the centre. Easy peasy!

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

The stars and the tree embellishments are included in the accessory pack. I just coloured the tree with a Bronze Sharpie for some added interest (bit obsessed with the copper look this year).

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Next up I have a small quick and easy gift idea which fits 3 Lindt chocolate balls in perfectly. These little Christmas favors would be great for the Christmas table, co-workers, social group members and more. You can buy the clear boxes in packs of 16 for just $13.25 (Item 141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes) so they are very economical. I just cut three pieces of DSP 9.5cm x 4.5cm and scored in half and placed in the base and up the side on 3 sides (leaving the front side open). I then just attached a belly band of coordinating DSP and made a bow using the Bow Builder Punch. 

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat boxes using Bow Builder Punch. Fots 3 Lindt balls. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

My final project is a decorated gift box (I recycled one of the boxes I received charms in at OnStage). I love Poinsettias. They remind me of my grandmother. The Festive Flower punch (10% off in this week's Online Extravaganza sale) has all the bits for this flower (and there's a video showing you how to use it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel). If you want to stamp the leaf and flower veins, the Reason for the Season stamp set is the coordinating set.

Stampin Up Poinsettia bo using Festive Flower Punch. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop
 

 Now it's time to check out some more festive creations. Next on the list is Mary Kelly. Enjoy!

 

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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:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly (you are here)
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

 

 


Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards

Love love love the colours in this years Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December Card Kit and matching Accessory Kit (both on special for 30% off this week). As well as being perfect for December Daily albums, they are also great for general Christmas scrapbooking. They also make fabulous elements for Christmas Cards. Here's a bunch of  cards I whipped up last night.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Let's look at each card individually. This first card was super simple! The base is out 12x12" kraft cardstock, and I have stamped a few stars on it with Crumb Cake ink. I then just added strips of Candy Cane Lane washi tape, cut out the circle from one of the 3x4" cards and popped it on the card with Dimensionals. The little tree is from the accessory pack and has been coloured with a Bronze Sharpie.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card (I think this one is my favourite), I just used 5 of the 2" x 2" cards in the accessory pack. The centre card is matted and then raised up with Dimensionals. I have used the largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits underneath the centre square. The greeting is from Christmas Magic in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, I used Merriest Wishes background stamp in Cherry Cobbler onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base. I then added one of the 3x4" cards attached with Washi tape. The stars on top of the tree are enamel shape stars coloured with a Bronze Sharpie. and the greeting is from Stitched with Cheer in the Holiday Catalogue. I have attached some Copper metallic thread under the greeting for some added texture.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, I have used a 6x4" card as the second layer and then one of the printed transparencies from the card kit as a second layer. Then I have just popped on a couple of sticker banners from the accessory kit and a punched silver glimmer star. The smaller silver stars are from the accessory pack as well.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I just love the quote on this final card, it's so what Christmas is about to me. The second layer on this one is a 6x4" card, and the 3x4" card with the quote on is just attached with Candy Cane lane Washi tape. The circle greeting is from the accessory pack sticker sheet and it is on a very thin mat of Emerald Envy cardstock. I have also attached some Emerald Envy stars from the 2016-18 In Colour enamel shape pack.

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I hope you like today's cards. Don't forget to check out the Online Extravaganza sale in my online store for many bargains up o 40% off until 11.50pm AEST Monday 28th November. That includes the Hello December card kit and accessory pack used here for 30% off. You can check out the direct links to all the products used today using the inks under my signature.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have some great projects for you tomorrow too, so hope to see you back here then,

Claire

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Online Extravaganza has started - up to 40% off!

We're super exited that we Online Extravaganza in Australia this year too! This has been a traditional US Stampin' Up! sale round Thanksgiving, but this year it's headed down under too!

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Just click on THIS LINK or the image above and you will be taken to a page showing 24 hour sale items (today only until 11.50pm AEDT), or a bunch of items that will be on sale all week until 11.50pm AEDT Monday 28th November). These are broken down into 40% off / 30% off / 20% off / 10% off !

I'll leave this up here for the week, so scroll down for latest posts - enjoy!


Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Layout from OnStage Live 2016 using new Falling in Love DSP

I haven't had a chance to give a full run down of the recent OnStage Live training event in Brisbane early November (promise it's still coming), but I did make this scrapbooking layout of the Centre Stage leaders event on the Thursday night. I do this every year so I can capture a photo of my Silver Elite and above team members. This year there were 7 of us attending.

I have used a beautiful soon to be released designer series paper from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalogue, called Falling in Love. The other bits and pieces were things that were decorating our table place during the night, or attached to our beautiful gift.

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Layout using Falling in Love DSP from Upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Page by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the Carousel theme (we have a great bundle coming soon with this theme) and I love that we managed to catch a glimpse of the Brisbane Wheel in our group photo. Here are a few close ups of the layout elements.

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Layout using Falling in Love DSP from Upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Page by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are great for using on scrapbooking layouts.

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Layout using Falling in Love DSP from Upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Page by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Fancy Frost Sequins in the Holiday Catalogue coordinate really well with these products too.

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Layout using Falling in Love DSP from Upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Page by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed today's layout. I've been really enjoying mixing scrapbooking with my card making again lately.

See you back here again tomorrow with noter post,

Claire

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Occasions 2017 Sneak Peek: Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up and Away Thinlits

My box or pre-order goodies from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalogue (called a Product Pre-order Premiere or PPP, just for those demonstrators who attended OnStage) has arrived and the first products to see ink, and the BigShot were the fabulous Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinatng Up and Away Thinlits. So here's a sneak peek of what's to come.

So much I love about these products, but my fave would be the six great sentiments that come in the set. This one is perfect to send a happy hello card. How cool is that paper? That's a pack of 12x12 Designer Series Paper that you will be able to earn during Saleabration next year. I love that it coordinates with this bundle.

  Stampin Up Occasions 2017 Catalogue sneak peek Lift Me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Join in December and get these products a month early. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Can't wait to get your hand on this bundle? You can get your hands on it from early December if you sign up in my team from December 1st. You can join just for yourself to get the fabulous savings of 30% discount with the starter kit and the ongoing 20-25% discount. Contact me today to find out more about this great opportunity. You can also read more information about joining with me HERE.

Stampin Up Occasions 2017 Catalogue sneak peek Lift Me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Join in December and get these products a month early. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


 

If you're new to Stampin' Up! or don't have an existing demonstrator in Australia, register HERE and I will send you out these catalogues out during December.

Stampin Up Occaions 2017 and Saleabration Catalogue. Register to receive in December if you live in Australia and don 't have a demonstrator already.

Thanks for checking in today, see you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

 

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My 10 favourite Occasions 2017 Catalogue samples from OnStage Live Brisbane

I'm just back from Brisbane OnStage Live where Demonstrator's got the first look at the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This catalogue doesn't start until January 4th, but demonstrator get to see it first. In fact if you join with me from 1st December, you will be able to include all new Occasions catalogue goodies in your starter kit and not have to wait until January. Let me know if you are interested and I can help you select your starter kit. You can also put your name down to receive this catalogue and the 2017 Saleabration Catalogue in the mail during December, so you are ready place orders in January.

Find more information about joining with me to get these new products in your starter kit in December HERE

Register here  to receive your catalogues in December.

Stampin Up 2017 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue. In Australia? Register to receive your free copies in December or join from December 1st to choose new items in your starter kit. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

While we were in Brisbane, we had an opportunity to watch some amazing and inspiring stamping session using the new products. WOW, they were so good. I took lots of pictures, and here are my top 10 of the projects presented by Stampin' Up! staff.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Happy Celebrations stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and Up and Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Custom Tee stamp set and T-shirt Builder Framlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples. Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Carousel Birthday stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Cool Treats stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

  Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Everyday Tags stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek. Remember you can:

Find more information about joining with me to get these new products in your starter kit in December HERE

Register here  to receive your catalogues in December.

Look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for some OnStage highlights.

Claire

 

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A nifty folding Christmas card with room for a family photo.

I have a cool project for you today, which I cased from a lovely project I saw on Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek (Song of my Heart Stampers) and I'll link to Lyssa's video after I show you the card.

It starts as a lovely folded card with ribbon tie at the side.

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Then it opens up to this. My plan would be to put a family photo in the top left corner (the overall cardstock size of mine is 8" x 8" but you could make them bigger or smaller too).

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This is what the back looks like.

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and here's a couple of shots of the closing folds:

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Lyssa is a very lovely lady and talented stamper who lives in the US. I was thrilled to finally meet her face to face when I attended the Mediterranean Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip this year (I ambushed her for a photo in the hotel lobby, lol).

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You can see Lyssa's step by step video to create these cool cards HERE. Enjoy!

 

Claire

 

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Register Now for the NEW 2017 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogues.

These two new catalogues were launched to demonstrators last week at OnStage in Brisbane. The catalogue commences in January, and I'll be sending them out in December.

If you are a new customer, or haven't purchased in over a year (regular customers will automatically get them mailed out), REGISTER HERE to receive the catalogues.  Stay tuned for some sneak peeks over the coming weeks.

REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE NEW CATALOGUES

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New Stitched Framelits and 25% off selected coordinating Stampin' Up! stamp sets.

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I have a great deal for you this month! 

Stampin Up! Have just released a set of new Stitched Framelits which are awesome! These are available to purchase from today, and you can get 25% off a bunch of coordinating stamp sets too.

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Here's the list of stamp sets on special.

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Check out the Framelits and all these stamp sets on special HERE in my online store.

If you are ordering online, don't forget to use this month's hostess code for a free gift. November's Hostess Code is 7FMNSQA9

 

These Stitched Framelits  will be a versatile addition to your die collection and who doesn't love a bargain on stamp sets?

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Here's a video on the new Framelits. 

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Hope you enjoy this fabulous November special.

Claire

 

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Barcelona Project Life Album using Stampin' Up! Hello Lovely Card Collection & Accessory Pack

Hello friends. Today I have some Memory Keeping for you :)

Earlier this year my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona ahead of the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip. I have to say Barcelona was never on my bucket list, but wow, what an amazing City! So vibrant and cultural and colourful. I loved it!

I started Stampin' Up! as a Scrapbooker, and memory keeping has been a huge part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I love using stamps in my memory keeping, and the colour coordination Stampin' Up! offers is fabulous for scrapbookers. I also love the pocket scrapbooking trend, so was excited when Stampin' Up! partnered with Becky Higgins to release an official suite of Project Life products.

I have used the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack on this album, along with lots of memorabilia from my trip and a few word / quote stickers (you will notice I use these LOTS in memory keeping and I have a big stash!).

Here's a look at some pages of my album. For the cover page I just did a 12x12" layout and then clipped some travel documents on the back. The quote top left was from one of the pillow gifts we got on the Stampin' Up! trip. I really loved this quote. The cover page is going to cover both the Barcelona portion as well as the cruise portion of my trip, hence why we have the itinerary on the reverse.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some of the pages (I completed 35 pages including the 2 cover pages). I loved all the beautiful plants and flowers in Barcelona. The balconies were beautiful and La Ramblas had so many flower, plant and seed stalls.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I ended up with lots of food pictures as food is a huge part of the journey in Spain!

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some close up peeks at some of the elements on my pages.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed this peek inside my Barcelona Project Life album. I'll be starting on some European port photos soon, so stay tuned!

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Showcasing Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on Sale

Team Blog Hop Logo 300px wideToday some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! You have come here from Rebecca Jacavou, one of the talented stampers on my team. Blogs are full circle so just keep hopping and there in a full list of participants at the end as well.

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I am featuring the lovely Fruit Stand Designer Series paper. To be honest, this wasn't a paper that immediately caught my eye, but I received a small sample in a team product share and when I was looking for a paper to use for this card set, the bright colours really caught my eye and now I really like and have ordered a whole pack as part of the special so I can use more of it!

My project is a card box which holds four mini cards and envelopes. The box and envelopes are made using our Envelope Punch Board.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box and envelope colour is Cucumber Crush and the card colour Flirty Flamingo which coordinate perfectly with the Fruit Stand DSP. The other colours featured in the DSP are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box holds four mini cards and handmade envelopes. The cards are 3.5" x 3.5" and the envelopes are made using the Envelope Punch Board starting with a piece of 6x6" DSP from the 2015-2016 InColour Paper Stack.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's some quick instructions to make the card box using the Envelope Punch Board.

Start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 8". Stamp on this if you wish. I have stamped some of the smaller images from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink.

Box 1

Place the top left corner at the 3.5" mark on the punch board. Score and punch.

Box 2

Move the top left corner I" to the left (to the 4.5" position) and score and punch again.

Box 3

Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees anticlockwise. You don't need to pay attention to the ruler at the top anymore, just line up each of the score marks and punch and score.

Box 4

Rotate and do this on the other two sides. Using a pair of paper snips, cut sideways on the bottom tabs so they fold inwards, and cut down on the top tabs so they fold downwards as shown.

Box 5

Use a bone folder to crease each of the scored lines, Apply adhesive to the outside of the bottom flap.

Box5a

Fold to close the side flaps over the bottom tab (place your bone folder inside the box and press down on a flat surface to apply pressure for better adhesion). The box closes with the addition of a belly band.

Box 6

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next up on our blog hop is my lovely team member Rachel Woollard in Ringwood East. Rachel is one of my leaders with a growing team and is super creative with her classes and teaching. If you are looking for classes or a great demonstrator to join under, Rachel would be perfect.

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If you get lost along the way or find any broken links, here is the list of participants.

1. Judy May
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Kate Morgan 
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly (you are here)
10. Rachel Woollard

Enjoy hopping with the Art With Heart Team girls today. We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly team. Hobby and business demonstrators are both welcome. We are all about fun, friendship and support.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 


Faux Silk 2016 Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness

Hello stampers, I'm back to Christmas cards today. The faux silk stamping technique (described below) makes a great textured background for Christmas cards. It's super simple to do so you could easily do a few at a time. I have used Holly Berry Happiness stamp set from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which worked really well for the repetitive effect I wanted.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My colours are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, with gold in the embossed greeting (also from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set) and coiled twine under the greeting.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Faux Silk Technique Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of tissue paper a couple of centimeters (or an inch if you are metric) larger than the cardstock you are adhering it to. My tissue paper is adhered to a piece of Whisper White in the image above.
  2. Stamp your images over the tissue paper. Allow to dry a couple of minutes.
  3. Screw the tissue paper up in a tight ball, and then very carefully unravel the paper. Smooth it out but not completely as you still want a few creases left.
  4. Using a glue-stick, apply glue all over the cardstock piece you are going to adhere the tissue paper to.
  5. Adhere the tissue paper, leaving a few creases as shown. Wrap the excess tissue paper around to the back of the cardstock and adhere with the glue-stick (this gives a neater finish than trimming).

That' all there is to it! Easy isn't it?

Here's a closer look at the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set (you can view all of the products I have used today by using my online store product links at the end of the post).

Holly Berry Happiness available from my online Stampin Up store in Australia

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper for a masculine Thinking of You handmade card.

Hello stampers. Happy Monday.

I have to tell you Emerald Envy has TOTALLY taken me by surprise and crept in to firmly cement itself as one of my few favourite Stampin' Up! colours at the moment. I'm also a big fan of Early Espresso, which is one of the reasons I am loving the Moroccan Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I found the images in the stamp set perfect for the masculine card I was making. I particularly love the border stamp and how it echoes the patterns on this piece of DSP.

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my masculine embellishments, I have used our Burlap Trim and Linen Thread together, and then used a Bronze Sharpie to colour some of the White Perfect Accents - this gives a great copper embellishment and copper is so on trend right now!

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is you can still get this DSP on special in a buy 3 get one free deal on until the end of October 2016 (you can mix up which paper packs you want as there are quite a few in the deal - check the deal out HERE).

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Here's a closer look at the papers and the coordinating Washi Tape and Moroccan Nights stamp set. You can view this whole product suite HERE in my online store. 

  Stampin Up Moroccan DSP available in my online Stampin Up store

Moroccan Nights stamps set by stmpin up - available in my online Stampin Up store in Australia

Moroccan Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Availble in my Online Stampin Up store in Australia

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique DSP Birthday Butterfly Card and Decorated Gift Bag

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Love the classic Navy and White colour combo in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! (on sale this month). It looks great with a pop of bright colour, but also suits a more subtle colour combination like I have used on today's birthday card.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's been a while since I have pulled out my Elegant Butterfly punch, and I was reminded how simple it is to create a card using it. The Floral Boutique product suite also includes matching Washi tape, which makes coordinating the elements on this card an absolute breeze.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to decorate one of our Petite Cafe bags. These kraft bags (on page 176 in the 2016 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue) come in packs of 10 for just $10.50. They are lined and food safe too. Perfect to package biscuits or any type of yummy treat :)

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's lots if fun to embellish these bags with trims and clips and stamping. You can view all of the products I have used in the links at the end of the post.

 

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is, the Floral Boutique DSP is on special this month. You can get a free pack of our standard DSP packs (12 sheets of double sided 12x12) when you buy 3. View the special online HERE.

Dsp special

Here is a closer look at some of the beautiful products in the Floral Boutique product suite from Stampin' Up!. Here is the DSP (you get twelve sheets, two of each design shown).

Floral Boutique DSP Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases.

Floral Phrases stamp set by Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.comThe coordinating Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.

Floral Boutique Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Available in my oline store www.clairedaly,typepad.com

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous Monday!

Claire

 

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Collage Stamping Technique and ATC Swap using Stampin' Up! In This World Stamp Set

One of the great things we do on my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team Facebook group is a monthly ATC stamping technique share. It's great for our hobby and business demos to get involved in and really fun to share with team members right across Australia when we get our swap ATCs back in the mail.

Last month's technique was collage stamping, and the In This World stamp set from the 2016 Annual Catalogue was perfect for the technique. I also decided to make a card to go with the ATC.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My Stampin' Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and I have also added some Copper Embossing (the butterfly on the ATC, and ink splotches on the card). It's super easy to create this effect with just layers of stamping on a Very Vanilla background.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love the vintage look of the stamps in this set. I think this set would be great for male cards as well.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the In This World stamp set. Isn't it fabulous? I'll definitely be looking at other ways to use this vintage / antique inspired stamp set.

In This World

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Hope you are having a great weekend,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Wonder of Christmas and Candy Cane Lane DSP 2016 Christmas Card

Hello stampers :) Time to get out that beautiful angel in the Wonder of Christmas stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue again.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have watercoloured her using Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate on the sash. I used Aquapainters and the ink inside the ink pad lid for my colouring. The Designer Series Paper I have used as the background layer, is from Candy Cane Lane. This DSP and a host of others are part of a promotion this month where you can buy 3 get one free, so be sure to check my online store for more details.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My greeting is from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set. I've used the gold bakers twine (from the bakers twine trio in the Holiday catalogue) between the angel and the doily. I like the weight of this better than the metallic thread. There's also some wink of Stella on the wings, but this is a little tricky to photograph.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Hope you enjoy today's card. See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 

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