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.

Dsp special

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

 


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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First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop - Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Unite!

Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm really pleased to be a part of this fabulous tribute.

For my pink projects, I have made a set of cards featuring my favourite pink right now, Sweet Sugarplum.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I have created my background by sponging the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 3 different patterns in the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I've added a die cut and greeting from the Sunshine Sayings bundle, along with some Fancy Frost Sequins, Soft Sky cardstock and Silver Glimmer paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

 

Lots of other global demonstrators have played along today, so have fun discovering lots more pink projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you're at Claire Daly's blog in Melbourne, Australia). Thanks for stopping by.


Flora inspired Stampin' Up! card using Gift of Love

Hello my crafty friends. I was thinking the other day how much I am inspired in my cardmaking by nature. I love to make cards which feature plants and flowers especially. Gardening is another hobby I enjoy besides cardmaking and I love nothing better than to browse nurseries and gardens. I thought it would be fun to introduce a category on my blog devoted to these cards. If I get an opportunity I will go back and tag some other cards to this category too. In the meantime I look forward to adding some more garden inspired cards for your viewing pleasure!

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The colours in this card were inspired by a beautiful flowering cactus plant I saw in Spain on the recent Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation. They were very beautiful.

Flowering Cactus Montjuic 2016

The colours I have used are Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi. I have also added  little bit of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can view all of the products I have used to create today's card in the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the Gift of Love Hostess set I have used, along with the Touches of Texture stamp set I have used on the base card. Here's Gift of Love (a hostess set or gift that can be chosen with a $250+ order).

Stampin Up Gift of Love Stamp Set

Here's Touches of Texture (available to purchase, see links below).

Stampin Up! Touches of Texture stamp set

 

August Reminders:

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
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Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set and Projects Kit from Stampin' Up!

These Tin of Cards Project Kits from Stampin' Up! have been a huge hit in the catalogue both last year and this year. In this years 2016 Annual Catalogue, we have a new tin (Dapper Denim stripes) and all new card designs and stamp set. I think this years is my favourite.

The stamp set is awesome to stand alone. The sentiments are just beautiful. Here is a stand alone card I made with the one of the sentiments from the stamp set. 

Stampin Up Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I love how easy our new Layering Circle Framelits make cardmaking. The teeny scallop is a great look and there are lots of different sizes in the die set.

Stampin Up Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a closer look at the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.

  Designer Tin of Cards stamp set available in my online Stampin Up store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The Project Kit which coordinates with the stamp set comes with the tin, dividers and all the supplies needed to make 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs). It's a great gift idea and a really great storage item to have in your craft room too. Here's a picture of each of the cards I made up (full instructions are included in the project kit but they are easy to make up).


Desiner Tin of Cards project kit available in my Stampin' Up online store at www.clairedaly.stampinup.net

The cards that you can make up are very versatile and you can choose your own greetings so that it suits you best. Here's a picture of each of the cards I made up.

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit Card sample (one of four designs) Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit Card sample (one of four designs) Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit Card sample (one of four designs) Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit Card sample (one of four designs) Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia

 August Reminders:

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set with Pop of Pink DSP - Bright and Cheery!

Hello! Let's brighten things up with some bright and cheery cards shall we? Gold is still so on trend and it looks fabulous when combined with black and white and bright pink, as we have in the Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper and matching Pop of Pink Washi tape. The bold Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is a great match for these papers. It's super simple to put together a bright and cheery card like this for you card. Imagine giving this bright and happy card to a friend with a bunch of bright pink and yellow and orange Gerbera flowers?

Stampin Up For You card with Pop of Pink DSP and Washi Tape, Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up For You card with Pop of Pink DSP and Washi Tape, Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My second card is a birthday card. Super quick and simple with the bright elements. The daisies look great stamped on the background too don't you think?

Stampin Up Happy Birthday card with Pop of Pink DSP , Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Happy Birthday card with Pop of Pink DSP , Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is designed to go with the project kit of the same name, but as you can see it works great on it's own as well.

Stampin Up Perfectly Wrapped stamp set available in my online store www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a picture of the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit all made up too.

Perfectly wrapped project kit available in my Stampin Up online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

Sadly lots of friends have been going through some hard times, so I wanted to send them a card to let them know I was thinking of them. I always tend to go for floral stamps in this circumstance. Gift of Love is one of the Hostess sets in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can earn this set for free with a $250 order or party total. It's a lovely Gladioli image which can be 2 step stamped, but the outline image is also perfect  for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the 12x12 Kraft cardstock for my base card. For the colouring, I have used Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. I've also stamped the Outline image in Crumb Cake on the inside panel of the card and the envelope to carry the theme through. You can view everything I have used in today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a closer look at the beautiful Gift of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It has some really lovely greetings in a beautiful script font too.

  Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2016. Click through for samples using this set.If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP and sponge brayers

Hello crafty ones, time to share some more cards with you :)

These were two cards I made last weekend when I was on a crafting weekend away with some friends. I wanted to try out the Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral DSP and new sponge brayers. The paper comes already clear embossed with a pattern (there are 12 sheets in 12x12" size, 2 sheets of 6 different patterns and only 3 are floral). I used one of the 3 non-floral patterns on this one. These 3 patterns would be perfect for masculine cards.

Emboss resist 1

I used the sponge brayers to apply Dapper Denim ink, and then used copper embossing on the greeting. This greeting stamp is called Stylised Birthday and is a single stamp. I really like it!

Emboss resist 1a

For this next card, I used two ink colours: Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. The copper emboosing looks reat with these colours too.

Emoss resist flamingo peach

Emoss resist flamingo peach 2a

There are so many fabulous looks you can get with this paper. I would really recommend you having a play with it. With the sponge brayers, you get 4 sponges and 2 brayer handles in the box too. You can check out everything I've used on these cards using the links at the end of this post.

Holiday Catalogue Mail Out

I had a big box of 2016 Holiday Catalogues arrive on Friday and I'll be mailing them out towards the end of this week. If you don't have a demonstrator, or your demonstrator is no longer active, Register HERE and I will send you out a free copy!

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Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapple and Flamingo stamps!

This one jumped right out at me at the launch of the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue - it's bold and bright and pineapples and flamingos are very on trend at the moment. Pop of Paradise stamp set and it's matching Pop of Pink Designer Series paper and washi tape are fabulous to add to brightness and happiness to your papercraft world!

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I personally LOVE Mint Macaron with gold, black and white and adding the bright pop of Melon Mambo really adds wow, I did a bit of fussy cutting here but that is so simple with paper snips.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made a bulk lot of 'hello' cards using the notecard and envelopes. I find 'hello' and 'thankyou' cards really handy to have on hand in bulk for customer thankyous and sending catalogues etc. These were fun to make and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Pop of Paradise stamp set and coordinating products.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set (available HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for wood mount):

Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up! . Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia. #flamingo #pineapple #tropical Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack with the two sheets on the right gold foiled (available HERE in my online store):

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Washi Tape (available HERE in my online store).

Pop of Pink Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can also view the matching accessories and other products I have used  using the links at the end of the post. It's such a fun product suite to play with and the results are really wow.

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Swirly Bird Stampin Up 2016 Christmas Card

The Swirly Bird bundle in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been soooooooo popular! Being Christmas in July month, I wanted to wanted to make a Christmas card using the bundle for my stamp club ladies and I was really happy how this turned out.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It would be super simple to make a stack of these too! The This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper is gorgeous too. You get 26 sheets in a pack - 4 each of 6 designs.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

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Stampin' Up! Love and Affection Stamp Set with a touch of Copper Embossing

Hello there.

Today I've been playing with the new Love and Affection product suite from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It comprises one of our speciality DSPs, as well as a coordinating stamp set and washi tape (which I used in the previous post). The specialty paper includes a sheet with copper foil accents, which is lovely!

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I copper embossed a few of the flowers from the Love and Affection stamp set and used them as additionally embellishments (hand cut but super easy with paper snips). There's lots of cute little branch stamps in the set too, so they are great for layering and backgrounds.

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the beautiful products in the Affectionately Yours product suite from Stampin' Up!. This is the Love and Affection stamp set:

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite (Love and Affection stamp set) available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the beautiful paper pack. You get 12 sheets which are 12" x 12". 10 are double sided and there are two foiled sheets. The colours are beautiful - Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Copper.

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I didn't use the Washi Tape on this card (I did on the last post) - it perfectly coordinates with the paper pack. I's gorgeous!

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

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Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

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Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages for a masculne 18th birthday card.

It was my fab nephews 18th birthday on the weekend. Fab nephew = needs a fab card.

I chose Marquee Messages from the new 206 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's SUCH a fun set to work with and you can really dress it up.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It's a photopolymer sets which makes lining everything up a total breeze. There are spaces to colour and the smallest adhesive rhinestones in the pack we sell are the perfect size for using as the marquee lights.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You can grab Marquee Messages HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store, or follow the links at the end of the post to see everything I have used in todays card.

  Marquee messages stamp set available in my online stampin up store

My colours are Island Indigo, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry. Make sure you stamp with Stazon Jet Black or Archival Black so the ink doesn't bleed when you colour. I just use the inside of an ink pad lid (squeeze it while it's closed to get some ink to collect there) and a Blender Pen to colour.

 

Stampin Up colour combinations - click through to see the card

Marquee massages Mat 5

There's also some great sentiments with this set so you decorate the inside too.

Marquee massages Mat 6

Stampin Up Marquee Messages stamp set 2016. Masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

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Two ways with the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Bundle

Hello friends.

Back in the swing of things after holidays and enjoying creating again. I shared Stampin' Up! at a get together of a lovely lady and her friends last night, and shared the lovely Swirly Bird bundle which has been very popular (it's a super versatile bundle). Here's the card we made as the make and take:

Swirly bird make and take

It was so fun and I always love seeing the sense of accomplishment when the guests realise THEY CAN make things. My colours are Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

Sirly Bird colour

Swirlybird make and take 2

As I mentioned, this set is super versatile so I showed another couple of ways to use the stamp set including this card which also featured the new Petal Burst embossing folder.

Swirly bird sample 2 close up

Swirly birds sample 2

We have only just scratched the surface with the ways you can use this fabulous stamp set and matching Framelit die set. If you purchase in a bundle, you can save 10% on both. See all the bundle and save options HERE  in my online store.

Swirly Bird

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! 3 Month Themed Album Class - How To Make a Travel, Baby, Primary School or Everyday Life Photo and Memories Album from Start to Finish

** This is updated from my original post about this class**

 

So, in offering the 3 Month Online Travel Album Class using Project Life by Stampin' Up!, I had also some interest from people wanting to complete an album using a different theme. Given the class is about the process of turning digital photos into a completed album of memories, I decided that I could incorporate other themes (and it's an excellent reason for me to buy some more kits right?).
 

So I now have four themes available for the album. Here are the updated details:

 

Project Life 3 Month Online Class – Build an Album from Start to Finish.

Four themes available – Travel Album, Baby Album, Primary School Album and an Every Day Life / Family / Friends Album.

This class is completely online, self-paced and suits absolute anyone who wants to save some precious memories. Here's a heart and soul look at what Project Life is.

 

 

Have you ever wanted to give Project Life or scrapbooking a go but never really known where to start? Would you like to build an album on any of these four themes but want a simple system that gives a coordinated finished album? Project Life by Stampin' Up! is your answer.

Let me guide you step by step in a private class Facebook group, how to do each and every step including:

  • organising all those digital photos
  • selecting which photos to use
  • getting them printed including tricky print sizes,
  • organising and pre-planning your album,
  • deciding how to fill the pockets and what with (including tips for storing tricky stuff),
  • using memorabilia and how to store it,
  • personalising your album,
  • what to journal about ,
  • ideas for titles
  • ideas for your opening and closing album page and much more!

This class is very much about the process, and the same process applies to all the album themes and can be completed using any of the Project Life by Stampin’’ Up! kits. The notes will show how this can apply to each theme. I will be posting lots of images of pages. Mine will mostly be travel pages, but I will also be posting pages on the other topics too, so there will be inspiration for all themes.

Memory keeping is my passion and I’ve been doing this for over 14 years, including being on scrapbooking design teams and published in magazines.

The class cost is basically the cost of the materials to use over 3 months, plus a little extra to cover costs. The value of the materials and postage is $77.70 (full class fee for 3 months is a once off $80) which includes:

  • a full Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card kit (I’ll help you choose the best for your album),
  • a matching accessory pack including a mini stamp set with washi tape and extra specialty cards and embellishments
  • A pack of 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (12 in a pack)
  • Free postage to you
  • Notes, tips, videos and images of my pages posted weekly in the group Private Facebook group

You will need to supply some items. You may already have these at home or they can be added to your class fee as an optional item at no additional postal cost (you can let me know if you want any extras when I contact you for payment)

  • Acrylic block ink for your stamps (or you can view which ink colours match your chosen card and accessory kit in the Annual Catalogue under each kit description)
  • Journaling pens (or add these on for $8.95) or you could use Stampin' Write markers
  • Your own D ring 12 x 12 album (we have 2 you can choose from $42.00 to $52.95) or you may like to use your own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Ready to register? Registration is now open for this course which will begin on July 1st.

Click here to register for your place today and keep your precious memories alive.


Sydney Stampin Up OnStage Local Recap - Part 2 with lots of sneak peeks from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Following on from Part 1, here is what we got up to on the main day of the Stampin' Up! OnStage2016 demonstrator training event in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel. I had over 30 of my team girls there and it was lovely to sit together and share this great event with them.

I had picked up my bag the night before, which contained a stamp set, and some other goodies, we had already been posted out name tags and ribbons before the event.

Attendee bag

I had some 'first time attending the events' girls this time so I made sure I was downstairs nice and early to welcome them. By all accounts they had lots of fun.

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We sit at round tables at these events as we do stamping too. Our host for the Sydney event was Rich Judkins, the Stampin' Up! President who flew in from Salt lake City. He was a fun host that's for sure. The tables were set up all waiting for us (no peeking sign on the make and take ox, ha ha).

Statement of the Heart

No peeking

 

It was very exciting to receive the brand new 2016 Annual Catalogue as the very first item on the agenda!

Catalogue 2016 17

 

 We then had lots of fabulous presentations showing us new products with tips and creative ways to use them. These presentations are amazing and such a valuable tool for demonstrators to help build our own skills and get to know the new products. There is also hands on stamping where we got to play with new products (at this stage I often spend time helping new team members, so these two samples are actually my lovely friend Sharon Davern's.

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Mke and takes

We did three make and takes altogether and also had a chance to stamp and punch the new 2016 -18 In Colours!

2016 to 18 Incolours watermarked

 As it was the ten year Anniversary of Stampin' Up!, we had these cute little cupcakes to celebrate. I love the little cupcake toppers and t's a fave memento from the event and my nearly 10 years as a demonstrator.

Cupcakes

Let's not forget FREE STAMPS! In addition to the Mixed Borders stamp set we received in our bad at check in, we got another stamp set as an all attendee give away (Sitting Here stamp set) and I won the Baby Bear stamp set in prize patrol - yeah!

Free sets

One of the most exciting parts of the event though, was the opportunity to see, touch and wow over completely new products coming to you in June! Are you ready for some sneak peeks?

Pop of pink 3

 

Project life 8

Oh happy day card kit

Floral Boutique 1

Project life 7

Irresistibly floral

 

Bundle 2

This is just a teeny tiny sample of the exciting things coming when the new catalogue goes live on June 1st. Don't wait until then to get excited. There are three ways you can join in the fun right now!

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Hope you enjoyed today's recap post - it was so fun to be there. I'll be posting lots more sneak peeks over the coming months, so if you don't want to miss a thing, subscribe to my blog posts by email HERE. It's free and easy!

Chat soon,

Claire

 


Sydney Stampin' Up! OnStage Local 2016 recap - Part 1

Hi lovely ones. Thought you might like to see some pics from the #OnStage2016 local event in Sydney?  Myself and 30+ of my team made the trip to Sydney which was fabulous (we love having fun at our events together). To me, Stampin' Up! events are a perfect opportunity to get away for some 'me' time, have fun with my demonstrator friends and of course I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see/get the new catalogues first and be there to support my team members.

I traveled up a day early this time. I've been super busy at work and home the last few months and decided a day's relax was on order. I grabbed myself a great new book at the airport, and settled in for a (short but lovely) relax in the beautiful sunshine above the clouds.

Plane

My relax day turned into a shopping day when I got to Sydney and realised I had left my whole makeup bag on the bathroom counter at home - OMG! So Friday I hit the shops, which was pretty easy to do from the event venue at the Hilton Sydney, as we had QVB building with Mecca on one side one side, and Pitt St with Sephora, David Jones and Myer on the other side! Of course I started the day with a very hearty breakfast (my fave away breaky, smoked salmon eggs benedict) and loved all the fresh juice places around to get my fave beetroot, carrot and celery juice. I loved the vibrancy and pace of being in the centre of Sydney.

Breaky  

After all that shopping and eating, it was back to my room to finish off wrapping my team gifts for tomorrow. I had premade the tags and packed everything, and despite a few hiccups with the broken stapler and no tape, I managed to secure them well with twine and Snail adhesive! 

Team gifts 3

Team gifts 4

Team gifts 1

Team gifts 2

Friday night was CentreStage, which is the function for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We were treated to a one hour leadership presentation by the lovely Brandi Barnard from the US office, and our while Sydney event was hosted by Rich Judkins, the company President who also flew in from the US. After the training, we were treated to a beautiful 3 course dinner. Stampin' Up! always make the table look so special.

Centre stage flowers

Centre stage table

 We also received this cute denim daypack as a gift. 

Backpack

I loved chatting to my fellow demonstrators, staff and team friends at Centre Stage. It was a fabulous event and the food was amazing too! I felt very appreciated. 

Then it was back to my room to get a good nights sleep before the big day ahead. I'll cover that in part 2, later today.

Thanks for checking in today. Before you go, a few reminders:

 

Check out the Retiring Product section in the Online Store

As usual you can order online, or  by phone or email. These products are only available until stocks last and are walking out the door, so be sure to check if there is anything you can't live without.

New Stamp Clubs Starting June - Monthly kits, tutorials, earn free product all from the comfort of home, Details HERE.

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