Stampin' Up! Masculine cards - Occasions and Saleabration 2016

Hello friends.

Today I have some masculine cards for you. Lots of my customer tell me they struggle with making masculine cards, and I do confess that I don't find them the easiest either. These ones are based on the Shine On cardstock weight designer series paper in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. For the greeting I have used the 2016 Saleabration set, Perfect Pairings. There is still time to get this set for free with a $90 order (offer ends March 3tst).

Shine on 1

Shine on 2

Shine on 3

Hope you like these card ideas. I recommend checking out the Shine On DSP as it's really great - one side has silver foil patterns, the other side either Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder or Cucumber Crush patterns.

Here's a closer look at those colours together:

Colors

 

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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.

Rose wonder 1 close up

 

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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Stampin' Up! Party with Cake Birthday Card

Hello. I'm back from a couple of weeks family holiday down on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and the boys are both back at school this morning so I'm raring to go on a creative 2016!

One of my intentions this year is to send more of the cards I make! It all started with one of my fabulous Stampin' Up! friends, Shannon West, vowing to #imbringingbirthdaysback by sending handmade cards and not just wishing people happy birthday on Facebook. Now THAT was a bandwagon I wanted to be on! There really is nothing like a handmade card to brighten someone's day. Anyone with me on that goal? I'm aiming to send 200 cards this year, and am off to a good start with 14 cards in the mail last month.

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I'll keep you posted with my total during the year. I know I can do this. Imagine all the samples I will have to share too!

Here's a birthday card I completed this week using the Party with Cake stamp set, and It's My Party DSP from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. I've also added a balloon using the new balloon punch which cut 2 size of balloons (how easy can birthday cards get?).

Stampin Up 2016 Occaions Catalogue Birthday Card feayuring Party with Cake stamp set and It's My Party DSP. By Claire Daly, Stampinup demo Melbourne, Australia

Stampin' Up! Products used today (links at end of post):

  • Stamps: Party with Cake (Occasions 2016)
  • DSP: It's My Party Paper Stack (Occasions 2016)
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo,  Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad
  • Punches: Balloon Bouquet Punch (Occasions 2016), Banner Punch
  • Embellishments: Bakers Twine Combo Pack, It' My Party Enamel Dots, It's My Party Designer Washi Tape, Silver Glimmer Paper

I'm looking forward to sending this on it's way to someone very soon.

 

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Claire

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2016 Occasions Catalogue Paper Share

One of the real stand outs for me in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue is the beautiful Designer Series Paper. Such beautiful patterns, with a wide variety of uses and best of all they are completely colour coordinated with our ink and cardstock colours. Here's what I have done with some of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (the stamp set I have used is called Hello and it's another of the Saleabration sets you can earn for FREE with a $90 order).

Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up. Hello stamp set,  Birthday Bouquet DSP, card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia.

 

Occasions Paper Sampler Share

Get 96 sheets of 6x6" paper and vellum for just $33.00 including postage to you.

A great way to try them out is to go into my paper share and get a bit of each for a fraction of the price. I've put together a paper sampler pack, where you can get twelve 6x6" sheets of every Designer Series paper in the pack. There are seven of them including the beautiful Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper which is cardstock weight kraft coloured paper with silver foil designs on one side, and either Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush or Watermelon Wonder on the other side.  I'm also including two 6x6" pieces of the Blushing Bride glimmer paper, and some extra sheets of the Saleabration vellum and papers as a bonus (ten 6 x 6" pieces from the Saleabration Catalogue all up)!

Orders close Sunday 10th January 11.50pm AEST. Papers will be posted around the 20th January.

To order: Email me today and let me know if you would prefer to pay by direct deposit (I will email you back the details) or Credit Card (please let me know the best time to call). Please note the cost of this pack cannot count towards Stampin' Rewards, Saleabration totals, Customer Rewards or used with thi months hostess code, because it needs to be a separate order. Thanks for understanding.

Here's a look at the beautiful papers you will be receiving samples of.

 

It's My Party Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Its My Party DSP Stampin Up 

 

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Birthday Bouquet DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Love Blooms DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Botaincal Gardens DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Shine on Specialty Designer Series Paper -  12x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Shine On Specialty DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

 Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper - 12x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Have a Cuppa DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Going Place Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Going Places DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper -  2 x 6x6" pieces

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper Stampin Up Occasions 2016

Plus 10 assorted pieces from the following three Saleabration products: Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

So if you are interested in receiving my paper sampler, email me  by Sunday 10th January. 

Hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Honeycomb Happiness and Party With Cake trio of Birthday cards.

Today I am featuring 3 cards I made using the cute Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up! Saleabration as one of your choices when you spend over $90 in one transaction. That won't be hard with the 2016 Occasions Catalogue launching today also. How cute is the little bird?

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. Individual photos and details on my blog.

I made 3 versions of the card which was super quick and easy. Just watercoloured the bird and balloon using an Aquapainter and the ink from inside the ink pad. My colours are Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride. So Saffron and Pool Party.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

My greeting is from a new Occasions Catalogue set called Party With Cake. It has 6 awesome sentiment in this great typewriter font, as well as 6 other images.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

I've also used some of the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon which is new in the Occasions Catalogue, It's GORGEOUS! The balloon paper in the two cards above is the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, also from the Occasions Catalogue. The striped paper here is from the Subtles Designer paper Stack.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

Here' a closer look at the colour combination I have used, and the fabulous Honeycomb Happiness stamp set you can earn for FREE.

Stampin Up Colour Combination - click through for 3 samples using these colours

 

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set. Earn FREE with a $90 order before March 31st 2016

Hope you like today's projects. You can view the link to the product I have used in the online store by clicking on product images below.

Pop back again soon, I have lots of new projects to share.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Hello stamp set and Botanical Builders Framelits

Hello. Today I have another sneak peek for you. I've used the Hello stamp set which is one of Stampin' Up!'s free stamp sets available to earn during Saleabration 2016 which starts on January 5th (this one is one of the limited time sets so only available until February 15th). I have also used the Botanical Builders Framelits (part of the Botanical suite of products in the Occasions 2016 Catalogue). Love the detail in these!

Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Australia, Melbourne, Hello Stamp Set, Botanical Builders Framelits, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, handmade, DIY, birthday cards, www.clairedaly.typepad.com for recipe and close ups.

The greeting in the centre I actually gold embossed. It's a bit hard to catch in the image above, so here is a side on. How cute are the gold Bow Paper Clips? These are another of the cute embellishments in the Occasions 2016 Catalogue.

Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Australia, Melbourne, Hello Stamp Set, Botanical Builders Framelits, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, handmade, DIY, birthday cards, www.clairedaly.typepad.com for recipe and close ups.

The Botanical Builder Framelits are AMAZING! Our most detailed flower / leaf Framelits ever. I particularly love the fern Framelit and all the bits and pieces which go in the flower centres. A couple of the flowers have pop up bits too which give fabulous dimension.

Hello Botanocal Builder 3

Card Recipe:

  • Stamps: Hello Stamp Set (Salebration Catalogue 2016)
  • Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White.
  • Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark.
  • Framelits: Oval, Botanical Builders (Occasions Catalogue 2016)
  • Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, BigShot, Magnetic Platform, Gold Metallic Thread. Paper Piercer, Bow Paper Clip (Occasions 2016).

Here's a pic of the Hello stamp set which can be earned during Saleabration.

SAB Hello

 

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See you back here again soon with some more sneak peeks!

 Claire

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Balloon Builders Birthday Card - Stampin' Up! Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello friends,

It's time to start previewing all the fabulous things we have coming up in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions and Saleabration catalogues commencing Jan 5th. This card uses the new Balloon Builder stamp set.

Balloon Builders Stampin Up stamp set for a birthday card by Claire Daly Australia

Thi was a super simple card to make, a the balloon on the left were all cut with our new balloon punch. I really like the mottled effect these tamped balloons give as well. I have stamped in  Mit Macaron, with the hear balloon stamped in Melon Mambo (and stamped off once), This set also has 4 great sentiments.

Balloon Builders Stampin Up stamp set for a birthday card by Claire Daly Australia

 

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The Year End Sale also continues through to January 4th. Get great bargains up to 60% off.

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See you back here again soon with some more sneak peeks!

 

Claire

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Bright and happy birthday card using Stampin' Up! Remarkable You

The sun is shining here in Melbourne today, and it's a bright 27C day, so how about a bright happy card to start the week? I love my garden and flowers, so Remarkable You was one of the stamp sets I "needed" from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You 2b

The base card is Cucumber Crush, one of this years in colours. I have embossed it with the Lovely Lace embossing folder. My floral image is water-coloured with an Aqua-painter and Watermelon Wonder ink from the inside of the ink pad. Love these colours together. All products are linked at the end of the post.

Remarkable You 2

 

Stamping Tips for Today's Card:

  • Our watercolor paper is great quality and that really makes a difference when you are shading with an Aqua-painter and ink. I colour the whole image and then go over and over to add more colour. As the paper is high quality, you don't get any paper peeling off from overworking it.
  • I've just popped the flower section up with a couple of Dimensionals - the stem was just adhered with Snail.
  • To cut the shimmer edge, I used the Circles Framelits. Cut the small circle out first and then the larger around it. The black and white script paper is the same size as the large circle.
  • The sentiment set I have used today is Happy Happenings. It's one on my favourites from the Annual Catalogue. Covers lots of different sentiments and fits some punches too.

Happy Happenings

Here's the gorgeous Remarkable You set. Available in wood mount or clear mount (links at end of post).

Remarkable You

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Have a great day and thanks for checking in,

Claire

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Magnolia Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Today's card is perfect for our 'nearly spring' days here in Melbourne. This Magnolia stamp is one of the four floral images in the Remarkable You stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I have water-coloured the image using my aqua-painters and the ink inside the lid of my Rose Red ink pad.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I wanted the flower to stand out, so all I needed was some neutral bits and pieces to complete my card. My greeting is from Happy Happenings sentiment stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Love the font on this one. You can view all the products I have used in today's card by clicking the links at the end of today's post.

Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow. Have lots to share this week,

Claire

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Endless Birthday Wishes in a Stampin' Up! Birthday Card for SB117

Last week I sadly let Sandi and Heather know that I had decided to step down from the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. It was just one of those things where you need to stop and re-evaluate where you are spending your time as life goes on. Each year brings different things with my family needs, my business is continuing to grow and I like to have some down time too, just for me, to do things that make me happy and nourish me. It's inevitable that sometimes you need to change focus to  fit everything in. I think this quote sums it up best:

Balance

It's been a fabulous 12+ months with the team and I am so grateful for the fabulous opportunity. I know I will be friends with these lovely ladies for many years to come.

There will be lots more free paper-crafting inspiration coming your way from my blog, because if anything, I will probably have more time to create with just a blank piece of grid paper as my starting point. I am really looking forward to that. If you haven't already, make sure you subscribe to my blog posts (posts will be sent to your email) so you don't miss a thing.

So today we have my last Stamping and Blogging card, SB117.

Stampin Up Birthday stamp using Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstroke Background stamp. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I really like how my colours worked out in this one. I've used Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride for my stamping, picking up the colours from the beautiful English Garden Designer Series paper. Bruhstrokes is a great background stamp. In this case I stamped off once, as it would have been a little too heavy for my card otherwise.

Stampin Up Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstrokes for SB117 by Claire Daly SU Melbourne.

Here's this week's sketch.

So now for the last time, let me direct you to the lovely Stamping and Blogging design team girls to see what they have done with this week's sketch. Lee and Erna are on holidays this week.

Sandi MacIver, Canada

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

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

So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed this week's blog hop. See you back here soon with some more creative ideas. Before I go, I wanted to let you know my next stamp club is starting soon.

Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

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A Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday card for SB115

Today I am featuring another card using the Stampin' Up! Remarkable You stamp set. This one is a birthday card based Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115.
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Stampin Up Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set fr SB115. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I water-coloured the Calla Lily image twice (there are two flower in each image) and then cut out three of the flowers to tie together. I used Rose Red ink and my Aquapainter to colour the flowers with. The Smoky Slate background is embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder, and I have used the Everyday Chic Washi Tape and Neutrals Paper Stack for my background layers. My sentiment is from Happy Happenings. You can link to all the products at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set fr SB115. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Here is the  Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115 Sandi gave us to work with this week.

Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115Now it's time to scoot around the world and see what the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team members have been up to. Have fun!

Sandi MacIver, Canada

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

           

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter your own creation based on this sketch in our weekly Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp weekly challenges.We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to link to your creation on the Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp page.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for SB110

Today's card for Stamping and Blogging Design Team (SB110) features Birthday Blossoms, a fabulous new set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It has some great sentiments and some lovely images for water-colouring (one of my favourite things to do) so I think it's a really versatile set. If you know me well, you will also know I love to garden so I'm always a sucker for realistic floral sets.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

My water-colouring style is pretty messy, but I like it that way. I have always leaned towards a more grungy look on my cards (or at least that's my excuse!) so you wont find any perfect blending. I use both Aqua-painters (which I have used on this card) and Blender Pens, depending on the project.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

Here's what I did to complete this card (you can link to all the Stampin' Up! products I have used in the bottom of the post):

  • I've embossed the spray of flowers in clear onto the background Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
  • There's a thin layer of Sahara Sand cardstock behind the greeting panel.
  • The spray of flowers on the greeting panel is stamped in Sahara Sand (stamped off once).
  • My greeting is stamped in Tip Top Taupe.
  • The flowers are water-coloured (using Aqua-painters) in Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, with Hello Honey in the centre.
  • The leaves are water-coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
  • I have tied crochet trim and linen thread around the base of the greeting panel.

Here's a closer look at the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin Up Birthday Blossoms

 Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB110

Now it's time to visit all the Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have done with the sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg                               

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Amazing Birthday for SB107

Hello! I was so inspired by Sandi's gold and Mint Macaron colour scheme in last weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team card, that I had to try out the same. I've used Stampin' Up!'s Amazing Birthday stamp set for this week's card.

Stampin up amazing birthday handmade birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I have to be honest, apart from the colour scheme, I really struggled getting the balance on this card right. In the end the only way I was remotely happy was to shorten the card a bit.

Here's the colour scheme which was inspired by Sandi MacIver (links to her two blogs below).

Colour combo 107

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB107Now it's time to visit all the lovely Stamping and Blogging girls around the world and see what they have made with this week's sketch:

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg  

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics cards for every occasion

Here are some more cards I made on my mass produce note cards weekend just gone. I made up 20 of these and used a few different sentiments so I have cards on hand.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Don't be put off because the die looks intricate. I find it easy to get a good cut with these dies if you follow some steps:

  • I use injection foam on my more intricate dies, which really helps with getting a clean cut which pops off the die.
  • Make sure you have a firm 'sandwich' in your Bigshot. I placed the base magnetic plate, the acrylic plate, the die with the cut side facing upwards, the cardstock, the second acrylic plate and for these I added a cardstock shim.

It was quick and easy to cut 20 of the intricate butterfly, and then I popped out the extra pieces with the paper pierce while I was watching TV.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Colour Combination I used on these cards:

Stampin Up Colour Combination 2015 In Colors Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

Here's the same card with a few different sentiments:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Thanks for popping by today. Hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Sheer Perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP for SB95

Hello there. Today's share is my weekly design team card for Stamping and Blogging. The Saleabration Sheer Vellum was calling me again, so I came up with a birthday card using the vellum combined with the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper stack.

Stampin Up Sheer perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP Birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB 95

I backed the vellum with one of the coordinating papers from the Stacked with Lover DSP stack. I found it was fine to use Snail adhesive as it didn't show through. I cut and backed another flower from the vellum and added a few other bits and pieces of embellishment to finish the card off.

Stampin Up Sheer perfection Vellum and Stacked with Love DSP Birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB 95

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week. 

SB95

Now it's time to fly around the virtual world and check what the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to.

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Thanks for visiting today. Check back again later as today is the day once a month when a couple of my blog hops fall on the same day, so I have another post for you in 8 hours. 

Until then, stay happy,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Vintage Birthday Card for SB94

Hello stamping friends! 

It's my Mum's birthday this week, so I wanted to make her something special. I combined lots of bits and pieces from various kits and embellishments, and based it (roughly!) on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch, SB94.

Stampin Up Vintage Birthday card using Butterfly basics and Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To create a vintage feel on this card I've used all sorts of bits and pieces from the Stampin' Up! range. The base card and heart are left over from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (click on the links at the end of the post to see in my online store). I sanded the base card a little to give a more distressed look. Then there's the vintage must have - Typepad Designer Series Paper, Tea Lace Doilies and little bits and pieces from the Artisan Embellishment kit. I also cut out and used one of the Vellum butterflies in the Sheer Perfection Designer Printed Vellum (one of the new Saleabration items released this week - earn a pack of 24 6x6 sheets free with a $90 order before March 31st). My greeting is from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, a great vintage set. Then to finish the card off I used some Gold/Natural Bakers Twine and ties a little scrap of Sahara Sand Lace Trim on there too. I cut a 3" piece in half along the centre of the width, and then tied one of the pieces on. The messier the better when it come to vintage! Here's a closer look at some of the embellishments. 

Stampin Up Vintage Birthdat Card using Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB94

 

Here's the sketch Sandy gave us this week to work with. 

SB94

Now it's time to blog hop around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to.

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 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's vintage birthday card. I really enjoyed making it. There's something about pouring your heart and soul into a handmade card for someone you love, isn't there? I love what I do.

Hope to see you back again soon. Until then, be happy.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2015: Big Day Stamp Set. Quick and Easy DIY Birthday Cards.

Super simple birthday card for you today. I've used a couple of images from the Saleabration Big Day stamp set, which is another of the sets you can earn for free with a $90 order during Saleabration. It's a great set for birthdays and for colouring too.

Stampin Up Big Day Birthday Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

 

This was a really quick card to make. here are the steps:

  1. Emboss your background card
  2. Adhere a few strips of patterned paper scraps
  3. Cut out a white tag using the Scalloped Top Border Punch.
  4. Stamp your image in Stazon and colour the image using Blender Pens and the ink collected in the inside of ink pad lids.
  5. Tie the twine on the tag and adhere with Dimensionals.
  6. Add a flower embellishment bottom left corner.

Here's a closer look at the Big Day stamp set. earn it free with a $90 order in my online store or by email by 31st March - Click HERE to shop online 24 hours a day.

SAB Big Day

You can view the products I have used on this card using the links below.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics for Stamping and Blogging SB91

Hello lovely stampers. Today I have a vintage themed card using a very popular set from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions Catalogue called Butterfly Basics. The sketch I used to create the card is from Stamping and Blogging SB91.

SB91

Vintage is my FAVOURITE stamping style, and the Typeset DSP I have used is my favourite DSP in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's ultra lightweight and feels just like it came from a vintage book. You get 24 sheets in a pack, so it's GREAT value! My flower is stamped from Butterfly Basics, and coloured with a blender pen and ink (Strawberry Slush, Rose Red and Pear Pizazz) and I've stamped on the DSP as well using Crumb Cake ink. Our new Sahara Sand lace trim, linen thread and an Antique Brad complete the card. You can link to any of these products in my online store below.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. I used different patterned sheets of the vintage paper to create the design.

SB 91 Feb 11

Now it's time to visit the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design team girls around the globe to see what they have been up to.

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 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and blog hop. Look forward to seeing you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift for SB90

Hello. Today I have a little colouring for you using a new set from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions catalogue, called Indescribable Gift. It's a lovely set to colour, and although it comes as part of an Easter set, I have turned mine into a birthday card. The sketch is from SB90, from Stamping and Blogging.

 

SB90 Card

 

I've kept the card super simple, because I wanted the floral panel (which I coloured with blender pens and ink from the inside of the lid of my Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pear Pizazz and Early Espresso ink pads) to be the star. All I did on the Early Espresso card was to stamp some of the same image in the Early Espresso ink, and the same on the Crumb Cake small piece.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. 

SB90

Now it;s time to visit the Stamping and Blogging design team around the world to see what they have been up to.

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 

 

Have a fabulous week and I'll see you back here again soon,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Birthday Card using the Thumping Technique

Today I have a birthday card using one of my favourite sets from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions Catalogue. It's called Sheltering Tree. How cute is this stamp set?

Sheltering Tree 2

It's a Photopolymer (clear) set and comes with lots of little bits and pieces to create a peaceful tree scene. You can see exactly where you are stamping, so it's easy to add little bits and pieces, or even create different colours with the bicycle frame. Here's a closer look at the set.

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Stamp Set 

Sheltering Tree

The colours I have used on my card are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Black. To get the mottled leaves, I first inked up the leaves stamp with Pear Pizazz ink pad, and then I used the wide end of my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker to thump random colour onto the inked stamp. This is called the Thumping Technique.

Sheltering Tree 2 close up

 

See the cute heart embellishment? That's handmade using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and matching Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers. There's even a stamp set that matches too - Pictogram Punches (although I haven't used that today). Nobody does 'this goes with that' quite like Stampin' Up!.

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

Here's another version of the same card using one of the sentiments from the Sheltering Tree stamp set as well.

Sheltering Tree

 

If you love any of today's products, remember you can earn one of 11 free items (including full stamp sets and alcohol marker sets) with a $90 purchase before March 31st. All the details HERE.

Have a fabulous Saturday,

 

Claire

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