Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlit Dies

Here's a super cute set of Christmas Thinlit dies to use with your BigShot or other die cutting machine. They are called the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits and you can find them in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. 

For this first card I have used the reindeer thinlit with some Christmas themed washi tape from the Presents and Pinecones product suite.

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones washi tape from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Inspired by Linda Dalke. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was a quick and simple card to make. The reindeer is cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and that's Cherry Cobbler twine around the neck. I've popped him up with dimensionals, and the base card is Cherry Cobbler. I have finished the card off with a greeting stamped in Emerald Envy.

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My second card uses the sleigh thinets in the set. I have cut the base sleigh in Mint Macaron, and the second layer in Dazzling Diamonds gimmer paper. I handcut the presents from the Presents and Pinecones Desghner Series Paper

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.
The embossing folder I have used on the one is Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. You can see all the products I have used today by clicking on the product links under my signature below.

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Santa's Sleigh Thinlets set.

  Santas Sleigh Thinlits from Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

It's also available in a bundle with the Santa's Sleigh stamp set (at a saving of 10%).

Santas Sleigh bundle from Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Hope you like today's project and that it has inspired you to make some Christmas Cards this week. See you back here tomorrow for some more inspiration,

 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP and sponge brayers

Hello crafty ones, time to share some more cards with you :)

These were two cards I made last weekend when I was on a crafting weekend away with some friends. I wanted to try out the Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral DSP and new sponge brayers. The paper comes already clear embossed with a pattern (there are 12 sheets in 12x12" size, 2 sheets of 6 different patterns and only 3 are floral). I used one of the 3 non-floral patterns on this one. These 3 patterns would be perfect for masculine cards.

Emboss resist 1

I used the sponge brayers to apply Dapper Denim ink, and then used copper embossing on the greeting. This greeting stamp is called Stylised Birthday and is a single stamp. I really like it!

Emboss resist 1a

For this next card, I used two ink colours: Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. The copper emboosing looks reat with these colours too.

Emoss resist flamingo peach

Emoss resist flamingo peach 2a

There are so many fabulous looks you can get with this paper. I would really recommend you having a play with it. With the sponge brayers, you get 4 sponges and 2 brayer handles in the box too. You can check out everything I've used on these cards using the links at the end of this post.

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Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapple and Flamingo stamps!

This one jumped right out at me at the launch of the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue - it's bold and bright and pineapples and flamingos are very on trend at the moment. Pop of Paradise stamp set and it's matching Pop of Pink Designer Series paper and washi tape are fabulous to add to brightness and happiness to your papercraft world!

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I personally LOVE Mint Macaron with gold, black and white and adding the bright pop of Melon Mambo really adds wow, I did a bit of fussy cutting here but that is so simple with paper snips.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made a bulk lot of 'hello' cards using the notecard and envelopes. I find 'hello' and 'thankyou' cards really handy to have on hand in bulk for customer thankyous and sending catalogues etc. These were fun to make and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Pop of Paradise stamp set and coordinating products.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set (available HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for wood mount):

Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up! . Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia. #flamingo #pineapple #tropical Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack with the two sheets on the right gold foiled (available HERE in my online store):

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Washi Tape (available HERE in my online store).

Pop of Pink Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can also view the matching accessories and other products I have used  using the links at the end of the post. It's such a fun product suite to play with and the results are really wow.

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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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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Stampin Up Love Blossoms DSP and Saleabration 2016 Hello Stamp Set

Today's card comes to you courtesy of the Hello Stamp set which is one of the free choices in the 2016 Saleabration Catalogue (just spend $90 in one order and choose an item free). The majority of the catalogue I available until 31st March, but this particular stamp set finishes February 15th. So get in quick if you want this one for free.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Love Blossoms 6x6" DSP paper stack, along with some of the matching embellishments in the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit is a great sample collection of embellishments which perfectly match the Love Blooms DSP and other products in the Love Blossoms suite. These embellishments really add WOW to your cards and would be great for wedding cards too,

Love Blosoms Embellishment Kit

Love Blossoms Embellishment kit

 

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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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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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Wonderland, Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas card.

Hello lovely friends. 

Today's card features some more of the 2015 Holiday Catalogue products which are retiring on the 4th January (or before if sold out). I really like how it turned out with the contrast of the black, gold and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

Stampin Up, Christmas Cards 2015, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Antique Tags, Wonderland DSP, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, Australia, Melbourne

 

I have used the luxurious Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper which is a fabulous combination of gold, black and white. I have cut a couple of layers using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and my Bigshot; one in Gold Foil and the other in White Glimmer Paper (love how this looks like snow).  To finish off I just added some sequins, a greeting from the Antique Tags stamp set (this greeting perfectly fits the Washi Label punch) and some gold cord trim. 

Stampin Up, Christmas Cards 2015, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Antique Tags, Wonderland DSP, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, Australia, Melbourne

 

I think these Edgelit dies and matching Jingle all the Way stamp set have been one of the most popular Christmas crafting items in my online store this season. If you would like to recreate this card, I've listed the product used after my signature below. I'm always happy to answer any questions by email or phone too. You can contact me HERE.

Have a happy day and thanks for visiting,

Kind regards,

Claire

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Three Stampin Up 2015 Christmas cards for you.

Hello there friends. Time to catch up on posting some Christmas cards I've completed over the past few weeks. Hope you find some inspiration here. Lots of these products are retiring from the current Holiday Catalogue, so if there is something you love, the product links are below my signature.

Love these colours of Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Silver and White together, I have used the Among the Branches Stamp Set, leftovers from the Oh What Fun Tag Kit, Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Silver Cording, 1/8" striped ribbon and Silver Glimmer Paper. You NEED a Triple Banner Punch to make punching those flag ends a breeze. These days that's my most used Stampin' Up! tool besides my Stampin' Trimmer.

Stampin Up, Christmas Cards 2015, Among the Branches Stamp Set, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, Australia/, Oh What Fun Tag Kit

 

Next up we have a card I made using one of the cards from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Card Collection. Project Life cards make awesome element for cards too. I have also used some Cherry Cobbler Thick Bakers Twine, some Gold Cording Trim, a Snowflake Element and a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper and Home for Christmas Enamel Dots. My base card is Cherry Cobbler.

Stampin Up, Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015, Christmas card 2015, Claire Daly, Art With Heart, Australia

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Christmas Card 2015 Claire Daly Australia

 

This one is a super simple one that could quickly and easily be reproduced into a batch of cards. The stamp set used here is Cosy Christmas, and the DSP is from Season of Cheer. I stamped the Santa and sleigh image in Soft Sky onto Soft Sky cardstock, and my greeting was coloured direct to rubber using my Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow and Real Red markers. I've also used the 2.5" Circle Punch and Tree Punch.

Stampin Up Cozy Christmas stamp set, Christmas card 2015, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, Australia, Holiday Catalogue, Retiring

 

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. I have another 4 coming tomorrow morning in another post, so stay tuned. Until then, stay happy.

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.

 


Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Vintage Hand-made Christmas Card

Hello friends. I hope this finds you well and happy. Today I have a vintage style Christmas card for you using the Reason for the Season stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the poinsettia's in this set, as well as the vintage fonts.

Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Christmas Card 2015 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's some tips for recreating this card at home:

  • The Poinsettia is water-coloured in Real Red and Old Olive and I created 3 layers and popped Dimensionals in between each layer to give the card extra dimension.
  • My cardstock colours are Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Crumb Cake.
  • The 'A Merry Christmas to You' greeting in this set fits perfectly into the Decorative Label punch.
  • The center of my Poinsettia is made using Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.
  • Make creating tags super easy by using the tag topper punches (we have 2 types) and the Triple Layer Banner punch which makes banner ends a breeze.
  • Inked edges, ripped paper, tea lace doileys, linen thread and crochet trim all add to the vintage look.
  • The Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for vintage style Christmas cards - I LOVE this music notes sheet from the pack.

Stampin Up Reason for the Season hand made Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I hope you have liked today's card. You can check out or purchase any of the products I have used today by clicking on any of the product links below, which will take you to my online store.

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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Ready Made Sparkly Christmas Trees from the Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas DSP

I was playing around creating with a couple of friends during the week (my favourite kind of day) and I was super excited to discover this little trick for some quick and easy Christmas cards. One of the designs in the Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for using with the Stampin' Up! Tree punch to cut out pre-decorated Christmas trees. All you need to do is add your desired decoration on top and some extra sparkle if you like. 

Tree Punch DSP 2

Tree Punch DSP

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Trees Pinterest

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Claire

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Pretty Petals and Wild About Flowers Hello Card

Hello stampers! Hope you are having a lovely day.

Today I wanted to show you a super quick and easy card layout I have used quite a bit with cards. I love how it's turned out with the black background and contrasting papers in the black toned papers in the Pretty Petals DSP stack.

Pretty Petals DSP and Wild About Flowers Hello card. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions:

It's super simple to put this card together. Here are the steps:

  1. Card base is a side folding standard size card.
  2. Stamped panel is height of card and 4.7cm (or 1 & 7/8") wide.
  3. Image is stamped in Old Olive and Crisp Canteloupe
  4. Horizontal DSP piece is 13.5cm (or 5 & 1/4") in length and 4.5cm (or 1 & 3/4") in width with two corners rounded as shown.
  5. Stamped piece is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, everything else with Snail or Fast Fuse.
  6. Sentiment is die cut from Greetings Thinlits using Mint Macaron.
  7. Side piece of DSP is 1cm wide (or 1/2") with half adhered under the stamped panel.

See? Super simple right. I hope you enjoy making it up. I've linked to all the products below.

 

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Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

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Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers for SB116

Hello. Today I have a retirement card for you using a lovely floral stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Wild About Flowers. It has some great set for retirement and cards for people who are leaving to go somewhere, I especially love this ' You'll be Missed' sentiment. It kind of says it all doesn't it?

Stampin Up Retirement Card using Wild About Flowers and Pretty Petals DSP for SB116 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

My card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging DT sketch, SB 116. I couldn't quite bring myself to angle the layer of DSP behind the stamped layer though (sorry Sandi!). I really like the dramatic black patterned papers in the Pretty Petals DSP stack. I have picked up a couple of the colours from the DSP for my stamped image (Calypso Coral and Old Olive) and added some Old Olive Candy Dots.

Stampin Up Retirement card using Wild About Flowers by Claire Daly

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

SB116Now 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! Sweet L'il One for SB112

There are some super cute new baby sets in the Stampin' Up! 2015 Annual Catalogue and today we are playing with Sweet L'il One for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch SB112.

Stampin Up Sweet L'il One Stamp Set, Sweet L'il Things DSP & Washi for SB112 by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

It's a super sweet set and the matching Sweet Li'l Things Designer Paper and Washi Tape have fabulous colours and designs for baby and toddler cards. LOVE the colours in them. Picking out a couple of colours from the DSP for your stamping (in this case Tip Top Taupe and Pool Party) makes it so easy to create coordinating cards.

Stampin Up Sweet L'il One Stamp Set, Sweet L'il Things DSP & Washi for SB112 by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I have a bit of a star thing going on here too. The 'It's a Boy' greeting was designed to fit into our new Medium Star Punch, and the small stars are from the very versatile Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. As usual you can view all the products used today by using the links at the bottom of the post. Here's a closer look at the Sweet L'il One Stamp Set:

Sweet L'il One

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

SB112

Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the Stamping and Blogging Design Team Girls have done with this sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

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! Bohemian Diagonal Card

I'm  a big fan of the rich bright colours in the Bohemian Designer Series Paper Pack, but sometimes using a lot together can overwhelm the project. Today's card show's how to use some scraps for a quick and easy project.

Stampin Up Bohemian embossing folder and DSP. Card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

Tip:

When you are making diagonal cards like this, I find it easiest to stamp the greeting first, and line the paper strips up with the greeting.

The Stampin' Up! Boho Chic Embossing Folder is a great match for this paper pack too, coordinating the Bohemian style perfectly. You can view all the products I have used in the links below my signature.

Here's my colour combination for today's cardstock, ink and ribbon which was inspired by the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

 

Claire

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Christmas in July - Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for SB111

Today is the first of July, and a fun time to celebrate Christmas in July in Australia where we can enjoy all the winter Christmas treats and experiences that are enjoyed in the Northern Hemisphere at Christmas. I'm celebrating with my first blog Christmas card for the year for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Christmas card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia for SB111.

Lots of Joy is one of the new Christmas sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I love it because:

  • The plaid reminds me of Scotland where my Grandparents are from.
  • It has three great greetings
  • Images coordinate with the 1.5" circle, 1" square and Christmas tree punches (see links at end of post)
  • It has a lot of great coordinating colours: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.
  • It's a great way to use the long lines of rhinestones in the adhesive rhinestone packs! Line them up with the stripes and you have adhesive tinsel :)

Lots of Joy

  Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy Christmas stamp set by Claire Daly Mebourne Australia for SB 111

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. I rotated it 90 degrees anticlockwise for my card.SB111

Now it's time to visit the lovely peeps in the Stampin' and Blogging Design Team and see what they have done with this week's sketch. Then don't forget to have a go at the sketch yourself!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

                             Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

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! Timeless Elegance and One Big Meaning for SB108

Hello friends.

Today I get to share one of my favourite products from the new 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with you, this beautiful 12x12 paper pack called Timeless Elegance. Oh my goodness, how beautiful is it? Reminds me of an old English cottage somewhere sunny and peaceful. I just wanted to use it on a card straight out of the pack as there were so many beautiful designs on the pages. I think I managed to use 4 different sheets here. Today's card is for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team weekly sketch, SB108. Don't forget you can play along with the sketch now too and link your image (more details at the end of the post).

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance DSP and One Big Meaning Stamp Set for SB108 by Claire Daly, Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The coordinating colours given for this 12x12 double sided paper pack (there's 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs) are Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. I found Tip Top Taupe is a great coordinating colour and I have used Blushing Bride as my pink. I have stamped directly onto one pattern of the paper, used another pattern for the scallop mat, another under the lace and twine, and that final beautiful rose pattern for the main layer. I have seen some lovely cards where the roses have been coloured with sponge daubers and ink, but I thought I'd start with them 'a la natural today'.

You might also spy one of the new adhesive metal rimmed pearls (these are flat back) in the centre of my flower. My greeting is from a great new thankyou set called One Big Meaning. You can view all the products I have used today in the links below.

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance DSP and One Big Meaning Stamp Set for SB108 by Claire Daly, Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week. I just flipped the circle over to the left hand side.

SB108

Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls have done with today's sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg, Germany

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

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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