Art with Heart October Team Blog Hop: Patterned Paper

Today it's time for out Art with Heart team monthly blog hop. 

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Tonight the Art with Heart 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!

Today I am showcasing the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, which is just beautiful. I have made a card and a double page scrapbook layout using the papers. Lets start with the card.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The sunflower paper is probably my favourite sheet in the 12 double sided paper pack. I love the colours in it, and it coordinates well with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I have used the three leaf stamp (coordinates with the new Leaf Punch too) for some extra foliage. My other flower is just cut from the patterned paper. My greeting is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and is stamped on Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla circle cut from the Stitched Shape Framelit.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This picture shows some additional texture I added with the burlap ribbon and gold mini sequin trim.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Next up we have the double 12x12 traditional scrapbook page. This paper is amazing for nature photos and as it has the colours of the sky and plants and flowers in it. Some of the papers in this pack are definitely great for base pages as well, then you have all the other coordinating papers to embellish (I just used a total of three of the patterns in this page).

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This was a memory I definitely wanted to record. Our first visit back to Marysville since the town was wiped out and many people died in the 2009 bushfires. It was great to see the town was rebuilding and to see the beautiful statue in the park about new beginnings.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

 

Now it's time to visit the blog of the lovely and clever Andrea Roberts. I know you will just love what Andrea has in store for you.

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The blog hop is full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, you can use this list to get back on the hop.

  1. Rachel Woollard
    2. Tina Gillespie
    3. Claire Daly
    4. Andrea Roberts
    5. Kimberly Hern
    6. Catherine Proctor
    7. Caroline Manwaring
    8. Monika O’Neill
    9. Rebecca Jacovou
    10. Ros Davidson
    11. Kate Morgan
    12. Rachel Palmieri

 

Thanks for visiting today. Have a happy day,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Beautiful You and Lemon Lime Twist with Embossing Paste

It was a grey drizzly day in Melbourne today (it's late winter here), so I needed a bright card to show you. 

I think this one works! I find myself coming back often to use this happy image from the Beautiful You stamp set. It's applicable to so many different cards  I think, but especially congratulations cards.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination is Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point. I added some texture to the Lemon Lime Twist layer by using some embossing paste coloured with Lemon Lime Twist re-inker, and then used the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My image is coloured using the watercolour pencils. I used a greeting for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which fits beautifully in the Classic Label Punch. 

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you liked today's card! You can find links to all the products I have used below.

 

Late August Reminders:

August Hostess Code: If you place orders via my Online Stampin' Up! store, don't forget to use the Hostess Code to earn free gifts the next month. Here's the August code.

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The Clearance Rack has recently been updated! Here you will find retired products (but still completely new and unused) for up to 60% off their original price. Shop the Clearance Rack HERE.

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Don't forget to use your Bonus Coupons!  If you earned bonus coupons in July, you only have until the end of August to use them, so don't forget!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week and I hope you get a chance to pop back in during the week as I share some more projects.

Warm regards,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you are doing any shopping with me this month, don't forget to use the August Hostess Code, to get some sample packs of Holiday Catalogue products in the mail in mid September.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

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If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


Using the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste

I tried out the new embossing paste from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue last weekend. There are 3 key products in this range:

The masks can be used for spongeing, but in this case when combined with the Embossing Paste and smoothed over with the Palette Knives, you get a lovely raised effect which adds dimension and texture to your papercraft projects. It's super simple to use (just make sure you have a plastic mat) and I was surprised how quickly it dried. I use my Silicone Craft Sheet to create colours by adding a drop or two of re-inker to 3/4 - 1 teaspoon of Embossing Paste (that usually covers a couple of cards. I use the Palette Knives to mix on the Silcone Craft Sheet. There's a video at the end of the post which shows how this is done.

Here's a closer look at the four mask patterns you get in the Party Patterns Decorative masks pack.

Party Pattern Decorative Masks

Here's two of the cards I made. For this one I have used 2 drops of Powder Pink ink refill in about 1 teaspoon of embossing paste, and then sprinkled some gold glitter randomly over the top (while the embossing paste was still wet) and shook off the excess. 

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My stamp set is Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is a new set 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the funky font on this set and it has so many other great greetings. The paper is Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card I have used the cloud mask and 1 drop of Soft Sky re-inker in about 3/4 teaspoon of Embossing Paste. I love the effect this gives for clouds. I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits to complete my card. This is a nice colour combination to use with the new InColour Powder Pink.

  Stampin Up Powder Pink 2017 Color/Colour Combination. Click through for a card using these colours by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia,

  Stampin Up Lift Me Up stamp set, Up and Away thinklints and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a video showing you more about using the new Embossing Paste.

 

You can view all the products I have used today in the links at the end of the post, These are all available in my online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the hostess code below, you will qualify for a free gift to be sent out in mid August, Gifts include stamps, embossing folders, embellishments etc and change each month. Read all about how to, and the benefits of shopping with me HERE. 

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Bonus Day's are also happening this month, so make your order a multiple of $90 before postage and you will receive 1 or more emailed coupons to use in August. Read all about Bonus Days here.

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If you have a big order, you might like to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit Special this month and save 50%. For just $169, you get $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, plus a FREE box of catalogues and FREE postage. It's an awesome deal - read more HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you back here again soon. Did you know you can Subscribe to my posts so you never miss a post?

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

 

In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

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I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.

 

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