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Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70

Hello friends. With the release of the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue in Australia tomorrow, I've made another Christmas card for this weeks Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge.

This lovely set is called Endless Wishes and it's a new Photopolymer set. I've embossed in white onto watercolour paper, and then used my aquapainter to swish some ink around. Just love the extra bling from those gorgeous new All is Calm sequins too!  It's a bit hard to see, but that's silver foil cardstock beneath the stamped layer. My base card is Blushing Bride, and I've used Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Rick Razzleberry ink with my aquapainter.

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

The greeting is from a special limited edition hostess set called Good Greetings (19 really popular greetings in this gorgeous script font). Pop back in tomorrow and I'll show you the wholes set, and show you how you can earn yours for free.

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. As you can see I turned it on it's side.

SB70 Aug 27

Now it's time to visit my lovely international Stamping and Blogging Design Team friends and discover all the delightful creations they have made with this week's sketch. I love visiting their blogs each week to see the many different interpretations.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Pop back in tomorrow and I've got lots more to show you from the brand new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. See you then,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of a couple of sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. The products from this catalogue are available to purchase in Australia from August 28th. So many of my demo friends are saying this is the best Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue ever and I think I agree (contact me if you would like one sent out). This card is based on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch SB69. I always look forward to seeing what the fabulous design team come up with each week.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

I had all sorts of problems photographing this card well. I was a bit disorganised today so ended up doing it this evening so it was difficult to catch the true colour and sparkle. I've used shimmer white cardstock as well. Love the weight and subtle shimmer of this off white card.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

The trees are stamped using the Photopolymer set Festival of Trees and it's super cool matching Christmas Tree punch! The washi tape and DSP are part of the new All is Calm range and the snowflakes (from Endless Wishes stamp set), trees and greeting have been stamped in Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Smoky Slate to match.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

I highlighted three of the snowflakes  by over-stamping with the smaller snowflake in Smoky Slate, adding one of the cool new frosted snowflake sequins from the All is Calm product suite, and added an adhesive rhinestone on top.

Here's the sketch we had to work with for this weeks challenge.

SB69 Aug 20

Now it's time to head off around the world and see what the fabulous Stamping and Blogging design team girls have done with the sketch:

 

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 No product links for these stamp sets just yet as they are part of the awesome new Holiday Catalogue. I can send you a free catalogue - just contact me and I can pop a complementary catalogue in the mail.

See you back here again soon,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

Hello lovelies. Feeling festive? I was yesterday while Iwas playing with this fabulous new bundle in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. It's called Bright and Beautiful, and it's been released a month earlier than the catalogue at a special 15% off bundle price. It will be in the holiday catalogue but you wont be able to get it at the discounted bundle price.

Here is my Christmas card and star bauble / decoration I was able to make with this bundle. 

Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

I have stamped the star image in Cherry Cobbler onto Typeset DSP for the layers. The centre layer is gold embossing on crumb cake. I also twirled some linen thread in there for some extra texture.

Brght and beautiful cherry cobbler close up.

For the star decoration, I attached this to some cardstock to make it firmer. To make these star decorations, you just need two of the largest stars. Then score the centre of each point through to the opposite indented 'v' point. Do this with all 5 points on each side. Then fold the scores on the points outwards and the valleys inwards. Finally join both stars together with Fast Fuse.

If you love this bundle, grab it for 15% off before the special ends on August 31st (you will be able to buy the stamp set and star framelits individually after that date). Just click on the product links below under the signature.

BigShot 3

There are other bundles available at 15% off too, as part of the Big Shot Free Bundle promotion. You can either buy the bundles at 15% during August, or get one FREE when you purchase a BigShot.

View the Bigshot Promotion products (including the bright and beautiful bundle) in the online store.

Have a happy day and see you back here soon,

Claire

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