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!

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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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My 10 favourite Occasions 2017 Catalogue samples from OnStage Live Brisbane

I'm just back from Brisbane OnStage Live where Demonstrator's got the first look at the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This catalogue doesn't start until January 4th, but demonstrator get to see it first. In fact if you join with me from 1st December, you will be able to include all new Occasions catalogue goodies in your starter kit and not have to wait until January. Let me know if you are interested and I can help you select your starter kit. You can also put your name down to receive this catalogue and the 2017 Saleabration Catalogue in the mail during December, so you are ready place orders in January.

Find more information about joining with me to get these new products in your starter kit in December HERE

Register here  to receive your catalogues in December.

Stampin Up 2017 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue. In Australia? Register to receive your free copies in December or join from December 1st to choose new items in your starter kit. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

While we were in Brisbane, we had an opportunity to watch some amazing and inspiring stamping session using the new products. WOW, they were so good. I took lots of pictures, and here are my top 10 of the projects presented by Stampin' Up! staff.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Happy Celebrations stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and Up and Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Lift me Up stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Custom Tee stamp set and T-shirt Builder Framlits. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Window Box Thinlits dies. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples. Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Carousel Birthday stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Cool Treats stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.

  Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2017 On Stage stamping presentation sample by SU presenters using Everyday Tags stamp set. Click through for 9 more OnStage samples.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek. Remember you can:

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Look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for some OnStage highlights.

Claire

 

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Faux Silk 2016 Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness

Hello stampers, I'm back to Christmas cards today. The faux silk stamping technique (described below) makes a great textured background for Christmas cards. It's super simple to do so you could easily do a few at a time. I have used Holly Berry Happiness stamp set from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which worked really well for the repetitive effect I wanted.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My colours are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, with gold in the embossed greeting (also from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set) and coiled twine under the greeting.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Faux Silk Technique Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of tissue paper a couple of centimeters (or an inch if you are metric) larger than the cardstock you are adhering it to. My tissue paper is adhered to a piece of Whisper White in the image above.
  2. Stamp your images over the tissue paper. Allow to dry a couple of minutes.
  3. Screw the tissue paper up in a tight ball, and then very carefully unravel the paper. Smooth it out but not completely as you still want a few creases left.
  4. Using a glue-stick, apply glue all over the cardstock piece you are going to adhere the tissue paper to.
  5. Adhere the tissue paper, leaving a few creases as shown. Wrap the excess tissue paper around to the back of the cardstock and adhere with the glue-stick (this gives a neater finish than trimming).

That' all there is to it! Easy isn't it?

Here's a closer look at the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set (you can view all of the products I have used today by using my online store product links at the end of the post).

Holly Berry Happiness available from my online Stampin Up store in Australia

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back again tomorrow,

Claire

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Collage Stamping Technique and ATC Swap using Stampin' Up! In This World Stamp Set

One of the great things we do on my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team Facebook group is a monthly ATC stamping technique share. It's great for our hobby and business demos to get involved in and really fun to share with team members right across Australia when we get our swap ATCs back in the mail.

Last month's technique was collage stamping, and the In This World stamp set from the 2016 Annual Catalogue was perfect for the technique. I also decided to make a card to go with the ATC.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My Stampin' Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and I have also added some Copper Embossing (the butterfly on the ATC, and ink splotches on the card). It's super easy to create this effect with just layers of stamping on a Very Vanilla background.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love the vintage look of the stamps in this set. I think this set would be great for male cards as well.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the In This World stamp set. Isn't it fabulous? I'll definitely be looking at other ways to use this vintage / antique inspired stamp set.

In This World

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Hope you are having a great weekend,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! 12x12 Scrapbooking Layouts using the 2016 Holiday Catalogue Products.

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia Claire Daly

Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available now until 3rd January 2017. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


You have come to my blog from the very talented Rachel Woollard. Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

I have decided to show you a double Christmas 12x12" scrapbooking layout to show you how many of the Holiday Catalogue products can also be used in Scrapbooking (double click for a closer look). I LOVE Christmas and love when it's time to decorate the house and tree each year. I like to capture bits and pieces which get added to the collection each year and how the house looks. Just looking at this layout makes me excited for this years Christmas. I can't wait to add the new ornaments I bought in Paris to the tree this year!

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at each page individually. I have used the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape for my layout, and my base cardstock is the coordinating Mint Macaron from the 2015-17 InColour 12x12 cardstock pack.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a few little details of my layout. I created my own little photo descriptions on my computer as strip journaling. A bit of coiled Gold bakers twine (from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalogue). Love the weight of this twine - perfect for using in this way. That's one of the stamped greetings from the Star of Light stamp set stamped and sitting over the twine. You can also catch a glimpse of one of the die cut Christmas words from the Christmas Greetings thinlits which I have used to embellish my page. I'm a big fan of using words on pages as they really set the scene for the emotion I hope my page conveys,

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The greetings in the Star of Light stamp set are perfect for using on a Christmas scrapbooking layout. I stamped them in coordinating Mint Macaron ink and attached using the Presents and Pinecones Washi tape. I have used the Washi tape in lots of other places as well. It coordinates perfectly with the DSP and colours (which is why I LOVE scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products) and I find it's great to fill spaces and create flow through the layout. This is especially important in double page layouts.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The Starlight Thinlit dies which coordinate with the Star of Light Stamp set make fabulous embellishments. I have cut this one using Copper foil cardstock and a layer of Vellum. The piece in the middle is a White Perfect Accents shape, coloured with a bronze Sharpie. Looks great with the Copper Foil I think.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I'm a fan of using coordinating colour enamel shapes to highlight journaling strips. Love you can get these packs of enamel shapes in our colour groups. I'm always reaching for them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I did my title on the computer. It's easy to find the RGB codes for our Stampin' Up! colours using a Google search, and that's how I often print my titles for scrapbook pages if I'm not stamping them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I hope this has given you some ideas for getting some memories down on paper today. Scrapbooking is such a rewarding hobby and I have been doing it for over 14 years now and so grateful to have so many fabulous family memories captured.

Now it's time to move onto the next Art With Heart team member blog. Next up is Judy May. You will love Judy's fabulous creations and attention to detail. 

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia. Claire Daly.

If you get lost anywhere along the line, or find a broken link, here's a full list of who is participating so you can get started again.

1. Kate Morgan
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5. Rachel Palmieri
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Claire Daly    (you are here)
8. Judy May
9. Monika O'Neill
10. Rebecca Jacovou

Thanks for hopping with the Art With Heart team girls today. 

Claire


Christmas Pines Stamp Set from 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Hello there my crafty friends. Today I want to show you a Christmas card using the Christmas Pines bundle, the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a few other goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up Christmas Pines Christmas card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The embossing folder gives a lovely subtle effect and perfectly coordinates with the pine bough shapes in the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. The greeting in the stamp set fits nicely in the Layering Circles Framelits. I've added a cute antiqued silver Christmas Trinket Embellishment and some Presents and Pinecones DSP to complete my card.

Stampin Up Christmas Pines Christmas card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Just a quick post today, but make sure you pop back tomorrow as I have something great to show you for Christmas memory keeping.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Star of Light 2016 Christmas card

I love love love the Star of Light bundle in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. The beautiful die cuts give a real WOW to your cards and I love the little star swirl in the stamp set. Here's my latest creation with this bundle.

Stampin Up Star of Light Christmas Card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Emerald Envy, Silver and Mint Macaron is one of my favourite colour combinations for this Christmas.

Stampin Up Star of Light Christmas Card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The intricate die cuts in this bundle are amazing! I had great success using the new BigShot platform. The adapter in the new platform for use with thin dies combined with the Die Brush gave me a great outcome.

Stampin Up Star of Light Christmas Card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have just stamped the star swirl in the background using Mint Macaron ink. The sentiments in this stamp set are fabulous too. Lots of different sentiments. Click on any of the links below my signature to be taken to these products in my online store.

  Star of Light stamp set from the 2016 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue. Available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Hope you get some time to create today. Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

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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.

Glitter rudolph

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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Register to receive a paper copy of our catalogue HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Star of Light Bundle Take 2 - another Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Hello happy crafters. Welcome back to my blog. Today I have another Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek for you, It's a different coloured version of the Star of Light Bundle card that I shared with you last week.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

This time I have used Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Silver. The white star has been clear embossed onto the Whisper White cardstock. The emboss resist technique is an easy way to get some extra wow on your cards.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

 

The Holiday Catalogue sales period starts this coming week (on September 1st) which is very exciting! 

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

 

August Reminders:

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

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Claire


Thoughtful Branches Bundle by Stampin' Up! - Just 10 days left to grab it!

I'm so glad I bought the Thoughtful Branches bundle by Stampin' Up!. To be honest I wasn't 100% sure at the beginning as I had other tree and flower stamps, BUT as soon as I started playing with it on my friends weekend away, I had to have it. I'm just finding it's the perfect combination of great sentiments in a great font, and some really versatile images and Thinlits. I make lots of cards using nature images too. 

Here's a couple of simple cards I made to let some people know I was thinking of them. They were so quick and simple to make! For this one my greeting is stamped in Early Espresso  and my leaves in Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches Thinking of You card. Quick and easy 2016 handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

This one is the same card in different colours. The greeting is stamped in Dapper Denim and the leaves in Emerald Envy, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches Thinking of You card. Quick and easy 2016 handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also stamped my monthly customer thank you cards using this bundle. Again they were really quick and easy and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches quick and easy bulk thank you cards 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You've only got 11 more days to get your hands on this bundle, as it's a limited edition. It can be purchased as a bundle (and save 10%) or you can purchase the stamp set or thinlits alone. The links to each in my Online Stampin' Up! store are below.

Find the bundle HERE in my online store.

Find the stamp set HERE in my online store.

Find the Thilits HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches available in my online store until 31st August 2016.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches available in my online store until 31st August 2016.

 

A few reminders for August ...

  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Get Holiday Catalogue goodies a month early. When you join in August (even just for yourself) you can get the new hoiday catty goodies as a preorder in your starter kit. You'll save 28% on them and then save an ongoing 20%. More details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Watercolour Hydrangea Card

Hello lovely friends.

Have you heard about the fantastic Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin Up that is a limited time release and available to purchase only between August 2-31st? It makes a fabulous Hydrangea and a whole heap of other lovely things! My purchasing customers received step by step instructions to make this card this month. Place an order with me this month and I will forward you the newsletter with the instructions in too. Here's information about how to order.

TB4

TB5

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful products. Find the bundle HERE in my online store (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlets) 
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Here's some more samples using this beautiful suite of products.

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Thoughtful Branches 2

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Here's what's available, but remember it's available 2-31st August only. Also don't forget to use my August Online order hostess code for  free gift in September.

August Hostess Code = 9M2CVRAJ

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Shop the Thoughtful Branches bundle in the online store HERE (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlits).

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Swirly Bird Stampin Up 2016 Christmas Card

The Swirly Bird bundle in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been soooooooo popular! Being Christmas in July month, I wanted to wanted to make a Christmas card using the bundle for my stamp club ladies and I was really happy how this turned out.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It would be super simple to make a stack of these too! The This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper is gorgeous too. You get 26 sheets in a pack - 4 each of 6 designs.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Earn a $9 voucher to use between 2-31st August, with each $90 you spend in a single order between 7th and 31st July. You will automatically be emailed the coupon code after your order - make sure to print it out and/or write the code down. You can still use my monthly hostess code too, so it really IS bonus month.

July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa Vintage Teacup Birthday Card

Hello lovelies,

Today I have a vintage tea pot card for you using the Stamin' Up! A Nice Cuppa bundle - I had so much fun making this card and love the grungy way the tea cup turned out. Read on for tips.

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Tips to create this card:

  1. First up I used the beautiful Timeless Textures background stamp (using Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe ink) to add some grunge onto the base Crumb Cake stamp set. I also stamped onto the piece of Typeset specialty DSP.
  2. For the teacup, I clear embossed the tea cup image onto a piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. I wasn't particularly careful about getting an even and deep cover of Versamark ink before I embossed, because I wanted a grungy look.
  3. Next I used my brayer to run Early Espresso ink over the entire image making sure there was good coverage in the areas that weren't embossed. I then used a paper towel to clean off the ink from the embossed areas.
  4. The tea cup image was cut out using the Cups and Kettles Framelit die.
  5. Finally I added some embellishments for extra texture - Tea Lace Doily, ribbon, linen thread.
  6. My greeting is from Balloon Celebrations. I really love the whimsical nature of the greeting!

 

Would you like to learn more techniques and get a FREE stamping kit in the mail each month, with tutorials? All from the comfort of your own home?

I have my regular virtual/by mail stamp clubs starting in June!

My stamp at home clubs are suitable for beginner to advanced stampers and can help you to:

  • Learn how to get the best use from your existing Stampin' Up! products
  • Earn lots of free products and get to choose from the Hostess only section in the catalogues on the month you are hostess
  • Spread your purchases over 6 months
  • Learn new stamping techniques. I have some exciting new technique planned this year!
  • Learn new card layout ideas and fancy folds
  • Have some creative 'me' time without leaving home
  • Sample some new Stampin' Up! products
  • Slowly build up your own stamping supplies within your own budget

You can participate from anywhere in Australia as it's all done by email and mail. Imagine getting happy mail from me each month in your letterbox.

Clubs go for 6 months (June to November), and you will get:

  • 4 exclusive detailed projects each month (including physical materials to complete them excluding stamped images). You also receive PDF instructions for each project and some video instructions if needed. 2 projects will relate to a stamping technique you will learn, one will be a fancy fold or unusual shape or type of card, and the last project will showcase a suite of products.
  • A MINIMUM of $50 free product on the month you are hostess (I've had hostesses earn over $100 though by welcoming extra outside orders, I can coach you on that) including being able to choose from the exclusive hostess section
  • Occasional samples of new embellishments, new colour cardstock or Designer Series Paper
  • Free Catalogues and yours will be in the first group mailed out.
  • Customer reward points for all your purchases to earn even more FREE products!

 

Join with your friends

Something that I know some of my regular club girls do, is set up a day or night once a month to have fun, get together and work on the monthly projects, You will each have your kits and instructions, and if you let me know when signing up before the close date, I can usually make sure you are all in the same group so your purchases go towards each others Stampin' Rewards :) If you don't have any crafty friends that want to join, that's totally fine too!

** Early bird sign up bonus: Join by April 30th 2016 and receive a 2016 In-Colour sampler pack with your first or second* months kit (*depending on when I can access the product)**

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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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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.

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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

Need a Holiday Catalogue mailed out?

I'm happy to send you one out for free if you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for a new demonstrator. Just fill out the details in my online form HERE.

Septembers Hostess Code

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Receive a vellum or embellishment gift with each $70 you spend in my online store by 29th September when you enter this months hostess code. The order must be placed online and you must use the Hostess Code above. Any questions let me know.

Have a great day and thanks for checking in,

Claire

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Peeking through the window at Christmas using Stampin' Up! Hearth and Home Thinlits

I LOVED these new Hearth and Home Thinlits as soon as I saw them. I can see they will be so versatile. Today I have used them for a Christmas card with Wonderland stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday catalogue.

Wonderland 3

To create the scene behind the window, I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow three times without re-inking the stamp. I then sponged in the sky using Mint Macaron ink. Then I covered the whole panel with Versamark and Heat and Stick Powder, and poured on Dazzling Diamonds glitter while that was still molten. After shaking off the excess Dazzling Diamonds, just give the panel a quick burst of heat for about 10 seconds (don't overdo this step) to heat set it.

Wonderland 3b


I've used some other lovely new Holiday catalogue goodies here too. You can have a closer look at these products by clicking on the links at the end of the post. I have used the Softly Falling embossing folder, Christmas Greetings Thinlits for the word (found this a breeze to cut out with the new Precision Plate. The Thinlit literally fell off the foil paper), wooden snowflake embellishments and Wonderland metal embellishments.

Wonderland 3a

 

Need a Holiday Catalogue mailed out?

I'm happy to send you one out for free if you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for a new demonstrator. Just fill out the details in my online form HERE.

Septembers Hostess Code

96R9VNKZ

Receive a vellum or embellishment gift with each $70 you spend in my online store by 29th September when you enter this months hostess code. The order must be placed online and you must use the Hostess Code above. Any questions let me know.

Have a great day and thanks for checking in,

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.

 

Get Your Holiday Catalogues!

Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

I've got my big box of Holiday catalogues ready to be mailed. If you don't already have a demonstrator and you would like to receive a Holiday Catalogue in the mail, just let me know by completing the form HERE. I'd love to help you get into some Christmas crafting this Holiday season.

 

Stamp Clubs starting soon: Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My next round of 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. 

Claire

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