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. 

  Heartland

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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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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!

Your Priceless
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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Stampin' Up! At Home With You and the beautiful doors of France.

Around this time last year  our cruise ship stop in Marseille). Paris was everything I dreamed it would be, and I could wander those streets for months I think. One of the things that I loved looking at and photographing (beyond the beautiful floral balconies) were the doors. They were so beautiful and ornate. Here's a beautiful one I saw at Aix En Provence, and there are some more ones from Paris at the end of my post.

Aix En Provence ornate door France

 

It is those doors I was reminded of  and inspired by when I saw the new At Home with Me stamp set / bundle with matching At Home Framelits in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I have a things about doors at the moment!

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue. At Home with You stamp set, At Home framelits, wood texture paper, brick wall embossing folder. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More pictures and product recipe on my blog (click image).

 

I'm also loving the new Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack. You get 48 6x6" woodgrain designs (4 each of 12 different double sided designs). I will be using this SO MUCH! It's great for stamping directly onto as I have here.

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue. At Home with You stamp set, At Home framelits, wood texture paper, brick wall embossing folder. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More pictures and product recipe on my blog (click image).

 

How pretty is the Berry Burst paper in the 12x12 Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack? You also get the 4 other new InColours in the stack. The Brick Wall 6x6 Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes a great textured background for this card.

Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue. At Home with You stamp set, At Home framelits, wood texture paper, brick wall embossing folder. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More pictures and product recipe on my blog (click image).

 

Here's a closer look at some of the products I have used today, with some insight into why they were some of the first products I purchased from the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

At Home with You Bundle

This was one of my first MUST HAVE's in the new catalogue because the versatility just jumped right out at me. It can be used for Christmas, birthdays, welcome to the street, thanks for being a great host, thanks for visiting and much much more! I LOVE all the cute scenes you can create with the extras. There are lots of sentiments too = great for use with other projects too (and they fit nicely in the Classic Label Punch).

Find the bundle HERE in my online store (you can also buy the products individually but you save 10% on individual prices when you buy the bundle). 

At Home with you bundle. Available to purchase in Australia in my online Stampin' Up! Store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Gifts with online purchase that use my monthly hostess code.

 

Woodgrain Designer Series Paper Stack

This a super versatile neutral design with so many used in cardmaking, scrapbooking and 3D items. I know I am going to be using these designs all year! The 6x6 size mean its very affordable for a 48 sheet pack too (4 each of 12 double sided designs has your paper crafting needs covered).

Find it HERE in my online store.

Check out THIS VIDEO to see some cute little crates made with the paper.

  Wood Textures Paper Pack from Stampin Up. Available to purchase in Australia in my online Stampin' Up! Store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Gifts with online purchase that use my monthly hostess code.

 

Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack

This paper stack has your Incolour patterned paper coordination needs sorted, with 4 each of 2 doubled sided designs in 5 new colours = 40 versatile papers for cardmaking and scrapbooking. The large rose design coordinates with the beautiful and very popular Floral Phrases stamp set taking versatility to a whole new level.

Find it HERE in my online store.

Check out THIS VIDEO to see all of our new paper stacks close up.

Fresh Florals Paper Stack. Available to purchase in Australia in my online Stampin' Up! Store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Gifts with online purchase that use my monthly hostess code.

 

Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I love how quick and easy it is to get an awesome textured background with this folder and my BigShot. The 6x6" size means it's great for a variety of card sizes too.

Find it HERE in my online store.

  Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Available to purchase in Australia in my online Stampin' Up! Store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Gifts with online purchase that use my monthly hostess code.

 

Head on over to my online store and check out all of the beautiful new 2017 catalogue products.

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If you are shopping online with me this month (see 3 ways to buy from me, and the many benefits of being my VIP customer including my VIP Facebook group HERE), don't forget to use the June hostess code for a free new catalogue gift in July. Read how to enter the hostess code HERE.

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Finally, here are some more pictures of the beautiful doors, these ones were taken in Paris.

Ornate door way in Paris

Paris ornate door

 

Have a fabulous crafty week and thank you for checking in on my creative space today. I hope you leave with a smile on your face and feel inspired to create.

Claire

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies used on today's project (click on product links for more information):

 

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Art With Heart Team May Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!

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Hello there. It's blog hop time again with my super talented team members from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team in Australia. Today we would like to preview some of the amazing new products from the upcoming 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which launches on June 1st. Be sure to ask any of the girls along the way for a copy of the new catalogue! We love to share what we are making with each other and with the stamping community. This is just one of the fun sharing activities we do each month, so if you are looking for a fun community of stampers to join ask us how quick, easy and affordable it is.

I am focusing on the Daisy Delight bundle of stamp set and punch for my cards. These will be available to purchase June 1st and there is a lovely coordinating Designer Series Paper as well.

  Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

For this card I have embossed the daisy twice onto Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured over the top using two of the new InColours, Powder Pink and Berry Burst. Once dry, I cut out with the daisy punch and layered with a dimensional. The new Faceted Gems (also coming June 1st) are perfect flower centres, They come in clear (shown here) and gold.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

In my second card, I have featured some of the  Beautiful Daisy Designer paper, along with paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (LOVE THIS!). You will also spy a new punch shape, and a new greeting from a great birthday stamp set / bundle called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This time I have stamped the daisy in Wisteria Wonder ink onto the same coloured cardstock. I have used a cold faceted gem for the flower centre.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Beautiful Daisy DSP, Wood Texture DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Faceted Gems

My final card features what I am sure is going to be one of my new favourite colour combinations for the new catalogue - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. This time I curled the daisy petals a little and added some Lemon Lime Ink (which turned out too hard to see because it's such a perfect match to the cardstock). For the flower centre, I have coloured some of the Perfect White Accents (in current catalogue) with a black sharpie and grouped them together.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

For my background, I smooshed (that is a word you know!) onto a non stick BBQ sheet and then spritzed it and pressed the Shimmery White cardstock onto it (I did each colour separately).  You will also notice a new trim - and it's COPPER!! It's a loose -weave copper trim with zig zag stitching and will be available on June 1st. The cool thing is you can spread the fibres out which gives a great distressed look. 

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

 

I have you have enjoyed my sneak peek. I am sure you are going to love everything the girls have for you tonight. We get so excited when it's blog hop night, as the process of sharing with each other is equally as exciting for us as sharing with you! We have such a lovely group of friends in our team and it's great to see some of the newer team members developing the confidence to start blogging and sharing their creations. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, ask about joining our fabulous Art With Heart Team.  It is such a friendly and supportive stamping community.

Next up on the blog hop is my lovely friend Sharon Davern. Sharon has recently returned to blogging after a longish break so we are very excited to have her sharing her creations again, The blog hop is full circle, so if you have any problems, you can just click on a name below to get started again. Now off to Sharon's Blog.

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  1. Tina Gillespie
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4.  Kate Morgan
  5.  Andrea Robert
  6.  Rachel Palmieri
  7.  Alisha Watson
  8.  Kimberly Hern
  9.  Monika O'Neill
  10.  Claire Daly  (<--- you are here)
  11.  Sharon Davern
  12.  Rachel Woollard
  13.  Caroline Manwaring
  14.  Judy May
  15.  Catherine Proctor
  16.  Rebecca Jacovou