Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do: April Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.

Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Claire

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1. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O'Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts

 


Stampin' Up! So Very Much 2017 Saleabration stamp set - time is running out!

I love this big 'thankyou' stamp from the Stampin' Up! So Very Much stamp set in the 2017 Saleabration catalogue. These were the thank you cards for last months online hostess club customers. Just place an online order using this months hostess code and you can receive a card too.

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have gold embossed the greeting onto Shimmery White cardstock. The beautiful background paper is from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Just a few bits and pieces of embellishments finish off the card (see all the links below for product I have used). 

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The beautiful metallic gold flecked ribbon is one of the Saleabration choices too. You get  Pack which has 6.4m of the gold flecked and 6.4m of the silver flecked. Awesome ribbon!!

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I think this Falling in Love Designer paper would be perfect for scrapbook pages, wedding and engagement projects and much more. It's just so pretty, Find it HERE in my online store.

Falling in Love DSP Stampin Up - Available in my Online Stiore

I love the Classic Label punch I have used for the 'so very much' smaller part of the sentiment too. It too me a little while to warm to it, but now I have it I LOVE it! It's a more modern version of the Word Window punch for me, and is perfect for those smaller sentiments. You can view it HERE in my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

Classic label Punch from Stampin Up - available in my Online StoreDon't forget - just 16 days to earn those Saleabration bonus products (see my post below re the list of what you can choose).

Also just 16 days to take advantage of this fabulous offer to join Stampin' Up! and save over 60% - more details HERE.

 

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My Mum's Stampin' Up! Birthday Card.

Special Mum = special birthday card! It's fun to go all out on a special card sometimes, and my Mum definitely deserves that!

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I went for the pretty colours of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride with a touch of gold. The background paper is from the Falling in Love DSP pack (links to all products at the end of the post) and it's on a base card of Sahara Sand. There's also a little of an a coordinating sheet of paper behind the lace doily.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have cut the floral die cut from Blushing Bride cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits and my BigShot. The gold embossed greeting is from Rose Wonder stamp set. A few coordinating embellishments finish off the card.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Birthday card using Rose Wonder stamp sets and Falling In Love deisgner paper. Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Got a Big Stampin' Up! Wish List?

Why not take advantage of the awesome Starter Kit deal on at the moment until March 31st (only 23 days left)? You can join just for yourself as a hobby - no parties, no obligations, just lots of products and fun! For just $169, you can get:

  • $235 of anything you like in either catalogue
  • 2 extra free stamp sets up which can add up to $179 to the value of your kit
  • FREE postage
  • FREE catalogues (8 Annual, 8 Occasions)
  • Me and my fabulous team to support, guide and inspire you. 

Find out all the information you need HERE or contact me for an obligation free chat or to have any questions answered by completing this form.

 

Have a great day. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Traditional 12x12 Stampin Up Layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper Pack

Remember when I used to scrapbook. Me too! I love it and miss it. So I did a 12x12 page, my favourite kind of Scrapbooking. The colours in this gorgeous Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!'s 2017 Occasions Catalogue are perfect for black and white photos. This photo of our new rescue cat Teddy isn't technically black and white, but close enough due to his colouring.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This was a super simple layout! Just a 5x7 photo, a few strips of the coordinated paper nd a journaling block. I did the small 'the story of' on my typewriter. The letters were from my scrapbook stash. The Stampin' Up! colours in this awesome Urban Underground paper are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon, Silver and Whisper White.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the paper and the coordinating embellishments. You can see each item in my Online Stampin' Up! Store by clicking the links at the end of this post.

Stampin Up Urban Underground 12x12 paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground Washi from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground embellishments from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow.

Claire

 

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Oh So Succulent Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! - Perfect for Garden Lovers!

I'm all over this fabulous Oh So Succulent stamp set in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue! I love container gardening, and last year while visiting my in laws in NSW (who have an amazing cottage garden surrounding their renovated church home), I got lot of cuttings and started some succulent pots for myself. I love how hardy they are, but they also add great variations in texture and foliage colour to my garden. I love that I can now send succulent cards to my garden loving friends.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

The stamp set can be purchased in my online store  either alone, or as part of a bundle with the coordinating Framelits (and get 10% off).

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

I watercoloured the outline images using a Blender Pen and then cut them out with paper snips. I used the watercolour pencils for some colours (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) and the inside of ink ads for others (Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi). You can view and link to the online store for all of the products I have used today at the end of the post. My pot is just a 2" circle punched shape (in Sweet Sugarplum) cut in half and then a tiny bit cut off the bottom.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

When you purchase the bundle (and save 10%) you will be really close to earning a free Saleabration item too. Just add either the Lace Doileys, or coordinating Designer Series paper, or the coordinating Ribbon pack (all shown in the links below) and you will get to choose one of the things on this list as a free gift (offer valid until March 31st).

  Stampin Up Sleabration items. Choose one free gift with a $90 order with me until March 31st 2017. Shop Stampin Up online.

Don't forget to use the February Hostess Code for any orders placed in the online store as that will qualify you for another gift, sent during March!

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

When you place an order with me, you will also be invited to my exclusive VIP Customer Facebook Group, where you get extra interaction with me, inspiration, fun, challenges and prizes. I would love to have you there!

Shop Stampin Up online or by phone / mail with me in Australia and enjoy my special VIP Facebook community with giveways, extra inspiration and interaction and lots of fun!

If you have a big order, don't also forget the awesome deal on the starter kit at the moment.

Great deal on Stampin Up starter kit up to March 31st 2017. Join our fun and friendly large Australia wide team and community of crafters.

Here for you if you wold like to call and chat about any of these cool deals. Thanks for popping by today. Click any of the products below to see or purchase items in my online Stampin' Up! store.

Claire

 

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