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Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96

I love Wednesday's. They spell everything I love about being a creative person. I get to create, I get to share it with my lovely blog readers, and I also get to connect with lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends around the world. Yes Wednesday's make me very happy.  

Today's card for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team is one of my favourite colour combinations, with some grunge, texture and embossing thrown in. 

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Bermuda Bay, and I have used the Dictionary background stamp inked up with Bermuda Bay ink and applied the card on top of the stamp with uneven pressure to get a distressed background effect. The black and white paper banner was then attached and I embossed some of the splotches from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set over the paper and base card using gold embossing powder.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Finally I added some additional texture with the Gold Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim and a couple of hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. You can view all the products I have used on this project using the links at the bottom of the post.

SB96 close up 2

Here is the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB96 18 March

Now it's time to whip around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this week's 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 

 

I hope you enjoy today's creation. I look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow for some more creative ideas.

Claire

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop for Easter Inspiration

Blog hop start

Hello. With just over 3 weeks left until Easter, some of the girls in my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team thought we would share some Easter creative inspiration with you. Of course that also meant I needed to head off to my local supermarket to get some suitable props for my photos. How cute is the rabbit (it says, "nawwww, somebody loves you" when you press it's tummy") and I love the speckled eggs!

Stampin Up Easter Card using Happy Easter Bunny and Cafe Bag using For Peeps Sake Stamp Set for Art With Heart Blog Hop by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm so lucky to have an amazing group of friendly, supportive and creative girls on my team. My Stampin' up! journey would be nothing without them, I'm very grateful. All the girls on the hop today can help you with your Stampin' Up! needs.

If you place an order with any of us during Sale-a-bration (ends March 31st), you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion will end on 31st March. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

You have come to my blog from my lovely friend, Nikki Sadler.

Here's some more information about my projects. The easter card uses the Happy Easter Bunny Stamp Set, with the Dictionary Background Stamp randomly stamped in the background to give a distressed effect.

Stampin Up Happy Easter Bunny Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I embossed my image in White, and then used blender pens to colour the image. I used Crumb cake ink straight onto the Crumb Cake card stock for the bunny, and Pear Pizzazz the same way for the leaves. When I wanted to create a pastel effect, I used white craft ink first (allow to dry or blast with your heat gun) and then added colour over the top. Here's a summary of the products used on this card (AC means it's in the Annual Catalogue, OC means Occasions Catalogue).

  • Happy Easter Bunny Stamp Set (OC)
  • Dictionary Background Stamp (AC)
  • Oval Framelits Dies and BigShot (AC)
  • Sahara Sand Lace Trim (OC)
  • Build a Bow Punch (OC)
  • Linen Thread (AC)
  • Adhesive Pearls (AC)
  • Versamark Ink (AC)
  • White Embossing Powder (AC)
  • Blender Pens (AC)
  • Ink pads: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Hello Honey, Craft White (AC)
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake (AC)
  • Paper: Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (AC)

My second project is a decorated cafe bag, perfect for holding mini eggs. Again I went for a vintage feel here with the Dictionary background stamp used with uneven pressure (I put the bag on top of the stamp and lightly pressed in a few different places). I have also used the For Peeps Sake stamp set which is in the Occasions Catalogue and has some really fun Easter images.

Stampin Up Easter Card using Happy Easter Bunny and Cafe Bag using For Peeps Sake Stamp Set for Art With Heart Blog Hop by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a summary of the products used on this bag (AC means it's in the Annual Catalogue, OC means Occasions Catalogue).

  • Petite Cafe Gift Bags (packs of 10) (OC)
  • For Peeps Sake Stamp Set (OC)
  • Dictionary Background Stamp (AC)
  • Banner Framelits (AC)
  • Pink Pirouette Seam Binding (AC)
  • Sahara Sand Lace Trim (OC)
  • Linen Thread (AC)
  • Mini wooden pegs (AC)
  • Paper: Typeset DSP and Subtles DSP Paper Stack (AC)
  • Cardstck: Whisper White (AC)
  • Ink: Crumb Cake (AC)
  • Adhesive Pearls (AC)

If you have any questions about any of my projects i would be happy to answer them for you.

Now it's onto the next blog. Where you will head next depends if you are viewing on a mobile device or a computer.

If you are viewing the blog hop on a computer, click HERE to visit my lovely friend and team member Rachel Woollard (which will then link you on to Kathryn's below)

If you are viewing on a mobile device, click HERE to visit the lovely Kathryn Manglesdorf as there are issues viewing rachel's post on mobile devices.

Enjoy the remainder of the hop, and thanks for stopping by today.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Sheer Perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP for SB95

Hello there. Today's share is my weekly design team card for Stamping and Blogging. The Saleabration Sheer Vellum was calling me again, so I came up with a birthday card using the vellum combined with the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper stack.

Stampin Up Sheer perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP Birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB 95

I backed the vellum with one of the coordinating papers from the Stacked with Lover DSP stack. I found it was fine to use Snail adhesive as it didn't show through. I cut and backed another flower from the vellum and added a few other bits and pieces of embellishment to finish the card off.

Stampin Up Sheer perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP Birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB 95

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week. 

SB95

Now it's time to fly around the virtual world and check what the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to.

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Thanks for visiting today. Check back again later as today is the day once a month when a couple of my blog hops fall on the same day, so I have another post for you in 8 hours. 

Until then, stay happy,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom, quick and simple DIY card

Hello friends. Today's share is super simple. One of the most popular sets for Saleabration for Stampin' Up! here in Australia is Lotus Blossom. It's such a striking image on it's own, it's easy to make simple but striking DIY cards.

Stampin Up Australia Lotus Blossom handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

You only have until the end of March to earn this lovely stamp set for FREE. Just place a $90 order in My Online Stampin Up Store or by email and you get to choose a free Saleabration item, with Lotus Blossom being one of the choices.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set. You can see that the flower bud image is in 3 pieces, which are layered when you stamp (you cant see in the mage below, but the stamps are even numbered so you know which one to stamp first).

Lotus Blossom

To view any of the products used in today's card, just click on the links below my signature.

 

Claire

Shop or browse the Stampin' Up! Online Store HERE 24 hours a day, or order by email. Choose a FREE exclusive stamp set, blendability pack, paper or embellishment pack with every $90 you spend until March 31st!

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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
 

Stampin' Up! Vintage Birthday Card for SB94

Hello stamping friends! 

It's my Mum's birthday this week, so I wanted to make her something special. I combined lots of bits and pieces from various kits and embellishments, and based it (roughly!) on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch, SB94.

Stampin Up Vintage Birthday card using Butterfly basics and Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To create a vintage feel on this card I've used all sorts of bits and pieces from the Stampin' Up! range. The base card and heart are left over from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (click on the links at the end of the post to see in my online store). I sanded the base card a little to give a more distressed look. Then there's the vintage must have - Typepad Designer Series Paper, Tea Lace Doilies and little bits and pieces from the Artisan Embellishment kit. I also cut out and used one of the Vellum butterflies in the Sheer Perfection Designer Printed Vellum (one of the new Saleabration items released this week - earn a pack of 24 6x6 sheets free with a $90 order before March 31st). My greeting is from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, a great vintage set. Then to finish the card off I used some Gold/Natural Bakers Twine and ties a little scrap of Sahara Sand Lace Trim on there too. I cut a 3" piece in half along the centre of the width, and then tied one of the pieces on. The messier the better when it come to vintage! Here's a closer look at some of the embellishments. 

Stampin Up Vintage Birthdat Card using Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB94

 

Here's the sketch Sandy gave us this week to work with. 

SB94

Now it's time to blog hop around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to.

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 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's vintage birthday card. I really enjoyed making it. There's something about pouring your heart and soul into a handmade card for someone you love, isn't there? I love what I do.

Hope to see you back again soon. Until then, be happy.

Claire

Shop or browse the Stampin' Up! Online Store HERE 24 hours a day, or order by email. Choose a FREE exclusive stamp set, blendability pack, paper or embellishment pack with every $90 you spend until March 31st!

Sign up for my HERE for my email list to receive my Stampin' Up! Inspiration, Tips and Offers

Save money on current products with our WEEKLY DEALS or CLEARANCE RACK

Stampin' Up! products used on today's card:

 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog