Cake Crazy / Adding Some Bling Online Class

This month's bundle of the month and 6 card stamp a stack online class features the fabulous Cake Crazy stamp set and the happy and bright Party Animal paper and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Would you like to know how to rock this stamp set, add bling toyour birthday cards and have all the materials for 6 happy and bright birthday cards sent to you (2 each of 3 designs, stamped images not included).

Stampin Up Cake Crazy Online Class Australia - 6 cards. Click through or details.

 

  Stampin Up Cake Crazy stamp set available in my online store

Party nimal DSP

Party animal washi

 

Class sign ups for this class close Friday 17th February at midnight.

Class with physical kit and/or class materials is open to Australian residents. There are two ways you can purchase:

Option 1: Purchase the Bundle and Get the Kit for FREE

  • The bundle you will receive in includes (you can substitute anything you have):
  • Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango stamp pads
  • Party Animal Designer Washi Taps
  • Kit for 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus PDF and Video

Total $96.50 plus $5.95 postage and handling - $102.45

You will also need adhesive and a trimmer to complete the class.

To order this option CONTACT ME TODAY BY EMAIL / PHONE / TEXT (you can pay by credit card over the phone or direct deposit)

 

Option 2: Purchase the Card Kit / PDF and Videos only, for $25

You will need to have all the items above to complete the class.

With this option you will receive the mailed out kit plus emailed PDF instructions and video link.

 

 

I had such great feedback to last months online class. I hope you will consider joining me this month. I love teaching and we always need birthday cards on hand.

 

Just a few other things to remind of you of:

Don't forget to use my February Hostess Code with any online orders for a free gift next month.

Stampin Up Feb 2017 Hostess Code Australia

 Saleabration is on and you can get extra fabulous deals with qualifying purchases:

 

Stampin Up Saleabration free stamps Australia

Shopping

Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction. See the picture below to see what you can choose for free.

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

  Chooe one of these products free with a $90 order in Feb and March. Stampin Up Saleabration Australia.

 

But the absolute BEST deal we have on at the moment is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

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This is a great deal - read more about joining HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire


First Art with Heart Stampin Up blog hop for 2017: Occasions and Saleabration Inspiration

Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!

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If you place an order with me or any of my team on the hop here during Sale-a-bration, 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 goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me or any of the team during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! Ask me about joining today.

My two favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue are the Beautiful You stamp set and the new Watercolor Pencils. I've put these together for a birthday card today.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I used the watercokour pencils for both the background water wash and the image colouring. I love how you can get so many different effects using the pencils. The colours I have used are Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The background cardstock is Basic Grey and the patterned paper behind the image is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Finally I have popped one of the Finding Love embellishments onto the image to finish off.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour Pencils. You can purchae these in my online store using the shop now button in the right hand column or phone / text / email me directly/

  Beautiful You

WC pencils

Next up on the blog hope we have Rachel Woollard.

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If you miss anyone or lose your place, you can just click on any of the names below to get started again,

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly  (You are here)
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the blog hop.

Claire

 


Saleabration and Occasions Catalogue Start today!

It's time for the launch of our biggest promotion of the year, Saleabration! Today also is the launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it's also my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - woohoo!

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Here's how to take part in the fun of these two great launches:

 

VIEW ALL THE OCCASIONS CATALOGUE PRODUCTS HERE

 

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE SALEABRATION CATALOGUE (if you haven’t got your paper copy handy) TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN GET FOR FREE HERE

 

DON’T FORGET TO USE JANUARY’S HOSTESS CODE FOR YOUR FREE GIFT IN FEB – January’s Code is: EDSZMZJK

 

Just a reminder about the 3 great Saleabration deals (4th Jan to 31st March):

Shopping

Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

Joining (you can join to earn some money or just for yourself to save on your own orders)

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

 

It’s Quick and Easy to Join with me Online. Here’s how:

  1.  go to my online join up page HERE
  2. read through the demonstrator and online agreement and check the box to acknowledge
  3. choose your starter kit and then choose products up to the value of your kit which is $235  (you can't go over, it has to be up to so it's a good idea to make some notes of what you want first and work out the totals.
  4. choose your two free stamp sets (choose expensive ones to maximise the value!)
  5. fill in your personal details and pay the $169 for your starter kit by credit card.

The starter kit will then be sent postage free within 2 business days to your address. You will also receive emailed details from Stampin' Up! re how to access the demonstrator website. I will also be notified you have joined and begin the process of welcoming you to the team forums.

I'll be back soon with samples of the great new products in action.

Have a great day,

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Today some of my fabulous Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

I chose some gift wrapping options as my projects for this blog hop. First up I have some cute gift tags I made using the 2" x 2" cards in Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit (on special, along with the matching card kit until 11.50pm AEST Monday November 28th this week for 30% off). I love the colours in these and can't wait to see how great they looked on my Christmas gifts under the tree. To make these, I just cut pieces of  cardstock 6cm x 12cm and scored in the centre. Easy peasy!

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

The stars and the tree embellishments are included in the accessory pack. I just coloured the tree with a Bronze Sharpie for some added interest (bit obsessed with the copper look this year).

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Next up I have a small quick and easy gift idea which fits 3 Lindt chocolate balls in perfectly. These little Christmas favors would be great for the Christmas table, co-workers, social group members and more. You can buy the clear boxes in packs of 16 for just $13.25 (Item 141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes) so they are very economical. I just cut three pieces of DSP 9.5cm x 4.5cm and scored in half and placed in the base and up the side on 3 sides (leaving the front side open). I then just attached a belly band of coordinating DSP and made a bow using the Bow Builder Punch. 

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat boxes using Bow Builder Punch. Fots 3 Lindt balls. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

My final project is a decorated gift box (I recycled one of the boxes I received charms in at OnStage). I love Poinsettias. They remind me of my grandmother. The Festive Flower punch (10% off in this week's Online Extravaganza sale) has all the bits for this flower (and there's a video showing you how to use it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel). If you want to stamp the leaf and flower veins, the Reason for the Season stamp set is the coordinating set.

Stampin Up Poinsettia bo using Festive Flower Punch. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop
 

 Now it's time to check out some more festive creations. Next on the list is Mary Kelly. Enjoy!

 

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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. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly (you are here)
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

 

 


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.

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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

 


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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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.

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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.

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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! 

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Team gifts 1

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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.

Register to get the 2016/17 Annual Catalogue mailed out HERE

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See you back here soon,

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Showcase: 8 ways with the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set / Rose Garden Thinlets.

Hello crafty friends.

Myself and many of the clever ladies in my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team have been playing with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

8 ways to use the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlets from the Occasions 2016 Catalogue. Cards by the Art With Heart Team, Australia

 

These two products coordinate perfectly and if you buy them together as a bundle you save 15% (Tip: when you order a bundle make sure you use the bundle code and not just the two individual codes). Here's a look at the products:

Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Rose Garden Thinlits

 

Now here's a look at some of the way we have used this bundle. This one is by me, I chose to just use the Framelits here. My DSP is from the Love Blooms DSP stack, and my color are Crumb Cake and Rose Red. My greeting is from Party with Cake, which is one of my favourites birthday greeting sets at the moment (LOVE the typewriter font).

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.

 

My colour scheme is Rose Red and Crumb Cake, with the patterned paper from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. My greeting is from Party with Cake stamp set because I am totally in love with the typewriter font and all the birthday sentiments in this set.

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This next card is by Kathryn Mangledorf in South Australia, Kathryn has used the inside cut outs from the Framelits. Learn how on Kathryn's blog post about this card here. Kathryn does regular classes in the Adelaide Hills.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Kathryn Manglesdorf Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These next two are by Rachel Woollard, who does regular classes and catalogue launches in Ringwood East Victoria. I particularly love how Rachel has layered the stamped and die cut leaves on this first card.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard, Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Patterned DSP make a fabulous backing for the die cut rose too.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These two cards were  created by Genna Gifford in Pakenham, for her recent catalogue launch. Isn't this amazing? Genna does classes and catalogue launches.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford  Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

This bundle also is a great one for making sympathy cards. Here's another card by Genna.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Ros Davidson is another team member who does classes in Skye, south east Melbourne. Ros loved Genna's first card, and wanted to case it.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Ros Davidson (Case of Genna Gifford) Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Finally, here's another card by me. In this card I only wanted to use the single branch from the Framelits.

Love Blossoms DSP, Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.
I hope you have liked this group of project using the Rose Wonder bundle, and you enjoyed visiting my talented teams blogs. You can view some of the product in the links below my post.

 

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Monthly Hostess Code: Use February's Online Hostess Code (WZSCXPSY ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

See you back here soon,

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in  my online store (red button top right column).

Words of Truth Stamp Set by Stampin Up

 

I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life by Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!

Project Life by Stampin Up Let's Get Away Travel page New York by Claire Daly

I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.

Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets get away cards

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away Accessory Kit

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away stamp set

 

Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.

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If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

 

Have a great day and see you back here soon.

Claire.

 


Art With Heart Team September Blog Hop: Showcasing the 2015 Holiday Catalogue

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It's time to show you how clever the girls in my team are! We have lots of lovely friendly dies who love to create and share the Stampin' Up! journey with you. Today we are sharing creations from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue, with lots of Christmas crafting goodies.

My card uses Sleigh Ride Edgelits and I have to tell you it was inspired by a very lovely international demo friend of mine, Amy Koenders.

Stampin Up handmade / diy Cristmas card using Sleigh ride edgelits and Jingle all the way Stamp set. Cased from Amy Koenders :)

Aren't these dies amazing? They are so intricate, but I still found they cut out great with just my metallic plate even with the glimmer paper. 

Stampin Up handmade / diy Cristmas card using Sleigh ride edgelits and Jingle all the way Stamp set. Cased from Amy Koenders :)

The Edgelits also have a matching stamp set, which I really like because the words are curved, to match the curves in the dies. It's called Jingle All The Way. You can buy the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way Stamp set in a bundle as well and save 15% (Item 140862 for clear mount and item  140861 for wood mount).

Jingle all the way

Here's a full list of products I have used on today's card (available in my online store, via the button top of the right hand column). Let me know if you would like a paper copy of the Holiday Catalogue.

  • Sleigh Ride Edgelits / Jingle all the Way Bundle
  • Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
  • Silver Cording Trim
  • Mint Macaron and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad
  • Adhesive Rhinestones

Now it's tome to see all the other fabulous holiday creations from the clever crafters on my Art With Heart team. Next up is our very creative Jenny Van Dijk.

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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. Rachel Woollard
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kate Morgan
  4. Judy May
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kathryn Ruddick
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Kathryn Mangelsdorf

 

Thanks for following along on our blog hop today. Have a great day.

Claire

 


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

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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

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Have a happy week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for the Art With Heart Christmas in July Blog Hop

It's Christmas in July! Can you smell the hint of brandy in the steamed plum pudding - yummmm. Ok so I got a little distracted there! Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you.

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This year we already have new Christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon. If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

If you are not just starting the blog hop, you would have come to me from my lovely team member and friend Kayleen McClean.

My first project is a gift card holder. These are great little holders and the best bit is you can make 3 from an A4 sheet of cardstock.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Gift Card / Festival of Trees Gift Card Holder by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

The belly band slides off and it opens up for a gift card holder.

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Here are the step by step instructions to make the gift card holder:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in 3 vertically so you end up with 3 pieces 7cm wide x 29.7cm long.
  2. Using the largest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelit set, cut the rounded edge as shown in the photo below.
  3. Starting from the straight end, score at 8cm and 12cm.
  4. Using a 2" Circle punch,  cut a semi circle in the straight end.
  5. Emboss the 8cm long piece with the semi circle (I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder)
  6. Cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape in half vertically (so you have two thinner strips). Use these to adhere the embossed pieces down to create the pouch. If you keep the tape the same width it's a bit of a tight fit for the card, but this fits and holds just fine.
  7. Cut a piece of DSP using the second smallest Lots of Labels Framelit and use that to decorate the front of the flap.
  8. Then just create your belly band and decoration. I used a 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, The Christmas Tree Punch, Lots of Joy and Festival of Trees Stamp Sets, Gold Glimmer Paper and Merry Moments DSP.

Here's how I cut the curved end using the largest label Framelit.

Gift holder bigshot

My second share today is a centre step Christmas card, again using the Lots of Labels Framelits and Lots of Joy stamp set.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy stano set, Lots of Labels framelits, centre step Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I got the idea for the Gold Glimmer circle (made by punching the 2" circle punch first, and 2.5" circle punch around the outside) from my lovely demo fried Linda Higgins. The teeny glimmer stars are cut with the Confetti Stars border punch.

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Now it's time to visit the next blog on our hop, which is the lovey Kathryn Ruddick.

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. Ros Davidson
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Kayleen McLean
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Kathryn Ruddick
  7. Judy May
  8. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  9. Kate Morgan 

  Gift card holder graphoc

Have fun, and thanks for visiting our blog hop today. See you back here again soon.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Hello There and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper for an Art With Heart Team Creative Challenge

One of the fun things we do on my online support and friendship forum for the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team, is to post a Creative Challenge for the team members to have a go at creating with. Last fortnight was a sketch challenge. Here's my card.

Stampin Up Stacked With Love and Hello There Sketch Challenge by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the sketch challenge that I posted for the team.

Creative Challenge 16 Feb 2015

The Stacked with Love DSP I used on this card is so awesome and great value for just $11.95! It comes in a stack of 48 sheets that are 11.4 x 16.5cm (about card front size). It's not all hearts, in fact that is just a teeny amount of it, most of the patterns are neutral patterns in Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red. You can check it out in my online store below.

Stacked with Love

 

Thanks for popping by today, if you would like to recreate any elements of today's card, you can view all the elements I have used

Claire

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