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Magnolia Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Today's card is perfect for our 'nearly spring' days here in Melbourne. This Magnolia stamp is one of the four floral images in the Remarkable You stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I have water-coloured the image using my aqua-painters and the ink inside the lid of my Rose Red ink pad.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I wanted the flower to stand out, so all I needed was some neutral bits and pieces to complete my card. My greeting is from Happy Happenings sentiment stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Love the font on this one. You can view all the products I have used in today's card by clicking the links at the end of today's post.

Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow. Have lots to share this week,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Fathers Day Card Ideas for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

Awht blog hop start

Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you. We also have our brand new 2015 Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September, with some amazing Christmas inspiration for you. Be sure to request a catalogue today! If you would like to join a fun and friendly team to meet new crafty friends or earn money selling Stampin' Up!, let one of us know along the way as we love to welcome new people to the team.

I have a couple of projects to show you. This first card is for my husband from myself and the boys.

  Stampin Up Fathers Day card using Words of Truth, Banner Banter and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets by Claire Daly Australia 2015

 

I have used a few different sets, but the main one is the new Words of Truth stamp set in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. It's perfect for all things male and teens and lots more. I've also used Gorgeous Grunge and Banner Banter (which coordinated with the Banner Punch). Here's the inside of the card which shows some more of the Words of Truth stamp set (all except the Happy Fathers Day sentiment re from Words of Truth). Love the Everyday Chic Washi Tape too! 

Fathers Day inside

 

My next project is for my Father in Law (my own Father has sadly passed away). For this card I used the Guy Greetings Stamp set, another fabulous choice for male cards.

Fathers Day 2

 

My colours are Mint Macaron and Early Espresso I love the shoes sentiment in this Guy Greetings set.

Fathers Day 2 Close Up

 

 

Here's a closer look at the two main stamp sets I have used today. Both of these stamp sets can be purchased in my online store 24/7.

Words of Truth Stamp Set

Words of Truth

Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Good Guy Greetings

Next up on the Art With Heart Team blog hop is my team  member Judy May. I hope you have enjoyed our blog hop today and feel inspired to make a handmade card for Christmas.

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. Tina Gillespie
  2. Genna Gifford
  3. Kate Morgan 
  4. Jenny Van Dijk
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Judy May
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Kathryn Ruddick
  11. Kayleen McLean

Art With Heart Team bog hop

 

Have a happy week,

Claire


Pretty Petals and Wild About Flowers Hello Card

Hello stampers! Hope you are having a lovely day.

Today I wanted to show you a super quick and easy card layout I have used quite a bit with cards. I love how it's turned out with the black background and contrasting papers in the black toned papers in the Pretty Petals DSP stack.

Pretty Petals DSP and Wild About Flowers Hello card. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions:

It's super simple to put this card together. Here are the steps:

  1. Card base is a side folding standard size card.
  2. Stamped panel is height of card and 4.7cm (or 1 & 7/8") wide.
  3. Image is stamped in Old Olive and Crisp Canteloupe
  4. Horizontal DSP piece is 13.5cm (or 5 & 1/4") in length and 4.5cm (or 1 & 3/4") in width with two corners rounded as shown.
  5. Stamped piece is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, everything else with Snail or Fast Fuse.
  6. Sentiment is die cut from Greetings Thinlits using Mint Macaron.
  7. Side piece of DSP is 1cm wide (or 1/2") with half adhered under the stamped panel.

See? Super simple right. I hope you enjoy making it up. I've linked to all the products below.

 

Get Your Holiday Catalogues!

Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

I've got my big box of Holiday catalogues ready to be mailed. If you don't already have a demonstrator and you would like to receive a Holiday Catalogue in the mail, just let me know by completing the form HERE. I'd love to help you get into some Christmas crafting this Holiday season.

 

Stamp Clubs starting soon: Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My next round of Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

Claire

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Endless Birthday Wishes in a Stampin' Up! Birthday Card for SB117

Last week I sadly let Sandi and Heather know that I had decided to step down from the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. It was just one of those things where you need to stop and re-evaluate where you are spending your time as life goes on. Each year brings different things with my family needs, my business is continuing to grow and I like to have some down time too, just for me, to do things that make me happy and nourish me. It's inevitable that sometimes you need to change focus to  fit everything in. I think this quote sums it up best:

Balance

It's been a fabulous 12+ months with the team and I am so grateful for the fabulous opportunity. I know I will be friends with these lovely ladies for many years to come.

There will be lots more free paper-crafting inspiration coming your way from my blog, because if anything, I will probably have more time to create with just a blank piece of grid paper as my starting point. I am really looking forward to that. If you haven't already, make sure you subscribe to my blog posts (posts will be sent to your email) so you don't miss a thing.

So today we have my last Stamping and Blogging card, SB117.

Stampin Up Birthday stamp using Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstroke Background stamp. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I really like how my colours worked out in this one. I've used Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride for my stamping, picking up the colours from the beautiful English Garden Designer Series paper. Bruhstrokes is a great background stamp. In this case I stamped off once, as it would have been a little too heavy for my card otherwise.

Stampin Up Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstrokes for SB117 by Claire Daly SU Melbourne.

Here's this week's sketch.

So now for the last time, let me direct you to the lovely Stamping and Blogging design team girls to see what they have done with this week's sketch. Lee and Erna are on holidays this week.

Sandi MacIver, Canada

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

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

So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed this week's blog hop. See you back here soon with some more creative ideas. Before I go, I wanted to let you know my next stamp club is starting soon.

Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Thank You Card

Another quick and simple card today using Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers stamp set and the Greetings Thinlits.

Wild About Flowers thenkyou card. Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

The flowers and stems on this Photopolymer stamp set are separate (so you can add various flower heads), but it's super easy to line them up with the guide on the stamp. This made the stamping off really easy as I just did the leaves first and the flowers. The triple banner punch made cutting the banner ends super easy, and then it was just popping the die cut sentiment on top.

Here's today's colour combination. I'm rather partial to this one. It seems fresh and summery in a cold Melbourne week.

Stampin Up Colour Combinations

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

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