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

 


Some yummy Sneak Peeks from the 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

Love this paper craft cake kit! How awesome would it be to fill the segments for gifts for guests. Everything for the kit is included, except the matching stamp set. You can also get a Framelit for extra cake segments = wow!

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Brandi showed us some fabulous creations with the new Gift Bag Punch Board. This is going to be so versatile and I'm looking forward to having a play.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Carrie Cudney Showed us some fabulous creations and colour combinations using the 2015-2017 In Colours Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Katie from the training team, showed us some fabulous ways to use some of the new hostess sets.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

I have many more gorgeous sneak peeks to show you too. Be back soon! In the meantime you migt like to:

Register to Receive the Brand New 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which is being unveiled at Convention

Register to Participate in My Stamp at Home Online Stamp Clubs where you learn while you get earn free stuff

Check out the Huge Discounts on the Specials Page including the 2015 Stampin' Up! Retiring Products list

Subscribe to my blog posts or newsletter, so you never miss a thing!

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


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

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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


Decorated Journal using Stampin' Up! Hello Life and SB93 sketch

I LOVE notebooks and journals, I have a zillion of them :) I especially love giving them a personal touch which is what I have done with todays Stamping and Blogging sketch, SB93. Love this awesome quote stamp in the Stampin' Up! Set Hello Life in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. I think it's perfect for a DIY/handmade journal, don't you?

Stampin Up Hello Life DIY Handmade journal using chalkboard paper by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB93

For the background stamping, I just very randomly inked my background stamp with Crumb cake ink and applied uneven pressure as well. Love the haphazard effect it gave, as it contrasted nicely with the brighter colours. The little flag pieces are actually bits from the Saleabration Project Life mini cards. You can check out all the products I have used at the bottom of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. Sandi has done such a fabulous job with our sketches.

SB 93 Feb 25

Now it's time to visit all the other Stamping and Blogging design team ladies around the world. Such a lovely bunch of talented demonstrators. I am so grateful for their friendship and inspiration.

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 

 

Thanks for visiting. look forward to seeing you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Many Merry Stars Kit DIY Christmas Tree

Hello. I've been playing with the Many Merry Stars kit from the Stampin' Up! Extra Special Christmas Supplement.

Stampin' Up! Many Merry Stars Kit DIY Christmas Tree

All the pieces for these stars (plus another 22 ranging in size from 5.1 to 38.1cm) are included in the kit, along with lots of embellishments, die cuts and wood veneer embellishments. I also added some rhinestones coloured with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, and some linen twine with punch shapes attached. For the tree base, I used one of the small plastic medicine cups turned upside down, and I covered it with Early Espresso ribbon using Tombow glue.

  Star box Christmas tree close up

There are lots of things including star boxes, scrapbook pages, cards and more you can make with this kit. Here's a look what's in it, along with two great videos giving you lots of ideas and tips. 

Check out the Many Merry Stars Kit in my Online Store

Stampin' Up! Many Merry Stars Kit DIY Christmas Tree

 

Many Merry Stars Simply Created

Many Merry Stars Extra Ideas

I hope that's given you lots of inspiration to play with the Stampin' Up! Many Merry Stars simply created kit! You can see or buy any the products I have used for this project using the links below. 

Claire

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