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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Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Decoration

Today I was playing with the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set and matching Star Framelits in the Stampin' Up! Australia 2014 Holiday Catalogue.

Bright and Beautiful Stampin Up Christmas Card and Decoration with Star Framelits by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This is a really beautiful stamp set and it's very versatile. A great choice for your christmas cards. For the decoration, I have just stamped and cut out (with the Framelits and BigShot) 5 matching stars, folded each in half and adhered them back to back. 

Here's a closer look at the card.

Bright and Beautiful Stampin Up Christmas Card and Decoration with Star Framelits by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colours are Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White. I have also used silver ribbon and the All is Calm DSP) and Snowflake Embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue. You can check all of those out in the link below.

Bright and Beautiful Stampin Up Christmas Card and Decoration with Star Framelits by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's another variation using the same products. There are endless possibilities with this set of stamps and Framelits.

Bright and Beautiful Stampin Up Christmas Card and Decoration with Star Framelits by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can buy any of the products you need to make these cards, in my Online Store (just click on the product links below). If you would like me to post you a copy of the 2014 Holiday Catalogue, just fill out the details on this form and I will pop one in the mail for you.

If you are looking for a bargain in your Stampin' Up! products, check out this weeks Weekly Deals (discounted current products) and the Clearance Rack. (discounted retired product).

See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

Stampin Up Products Used in These Projects

 


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

Stampin' Up! Products Used Today


CASEing the Catty Stampin' Up! Challenges

I'm excited to have another opportunity to share my Stampin' Up! creative projects as part of the design team for an all new challenge blog, called CASEing the Catty. I love the idea behind the challenges by the lovely Bron Eastley. The challenges are 100% Stampin' Up! and you can view the individual products used in each product in links to my online Stampin' Up! store at the end of each post. The idea of the challenge is to encourage you to case a project from a category in the 2014 Stampin'  Up! Catalogue. It;s a fabulous challenge blog so I hope you will play along. This week it was Gifts and Packaging.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I chose to CASE the gift box pictured top left on page 14 of the 2014 Australian Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I liked the use of the doily and belly band, which could be customised for so many different types of projects. The base box for the project is the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes where you get 8 pre-cut and scored boxes with acetate sleeves, for just $11.95. Embellishing your own gift boxes gives extra WOW to your gifts, and lets your personality shine through to the recipient. It's a great way to use up paper and embellishment left overs and it's easy to make your gifts look SO pretty!

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I chose to embellish the gift box using one of my favourite sheets from the All Abloom DSP paper stack, with lots of great colours in it including Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight. I also clear embossed a similar image fr0m I Like You Hostess Set on the box for some subtle decoration.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

For my actual embellishment, I added some contrasting Strawberry Slush paper from In Colour paper stack, along with some Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Gold bakers twine, Gold Sequin Trim, a butterfly and a greeting. You can view all the products I used in my online Stampin' Up! store, just click on the links below.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com
I hope you enjoyed today's project share. Make sure you head over to the CASEing the Catty blog and check out the other projects from the talented design team, and submit your own project. I love pretty gift packaging and I'd really like to do more projects like this to share with you, so watch this space. 

Have a fabulous week.

Claire

Stampin' Up! Projects Used in this Project

 


Valentines Day Tag Topper Punch Card

I made this little project for Valentines day, but it could be easily adapted to any Stampin' Up! punch and matching stamp set. Super easy and I have included the measurements below.

Language Of Love stampin up tag topper punch

 

Language of Love stampin up australia

The tag comes out to show the word 'you' and the coloured heart from Language of Love stamp set  in the new Occasions seasonal catalogue. This set coordinates with a few of our punches plus new Banners Framelit Dies.

Language of love stampin up tag topper punch

Measurements and Instructions

  1. My Wisteria Woner tag piece was 11.5 x 5.1cm before I punched the top using the new & totally cool Stampin' Up! Tag Topper Punch.
  2. My whisper white piece was 10cm x 12.6cm, and scored and folded at halfway accross the widest side (so at 6.3cm). 
  3. I punched the full heart in the front of the whisper white piece and then pierced around the edges using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.
  4. Next I used one of the rolls of our 3 pack of gold washi tape patterns, over the sides and bottom (only one of those edges actually needed sealing, the rest is decoration). I then decorated the rest of the front.
  5. I stamped the Language of Love heart onto a piece of Whisper white (inked with Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant sponged around the edge), which I then cut out with the full heart punch. 
  6. To get this heart placed in the correct spot on the tag. place the tag in the pocket and adhere to the tag through the punched opening.
  7. I then finished off with Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon and linen thread,

Hope you like today's project. If you would like to receive three free projects from me a month, you might be interested in my Stampin' Up! Hostess Clubs which are totally by mail and email, so you can stamp in your pj's if you like! 

Saleabration is still on, and its a great time to place an online order. For each $90 you spend you get to choose one of 13 free gifts, including stamp sets, embellishments, paper packs and more! 

SAB 3

Click HERE (or the red button at the top of the right hand column) to access the online store (I am also happy to take email orders with payment by direct deposit or credit card).

Have a great Thursday and see you back here soon,

Claire