Stampin' Up! Congratulations card using Mixed Drinks, Oh So Eclectic and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set

Hello stampers!

I have a bright and happy card for you today. I had a few stamped bits and pieces left over from my Thailand swaps, so used them on this card in a different way. 

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My card base is Berry Burst and I have used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black. The greeting is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I love this greeting! That's the Oh My Stars embossing folder used on the banner layer. You can link to any of the products used today using the links at the end of the post.

Tickled Pink

Lots of fabulous Holiday Catalogue products in the online store now too. Just click the shop now button. If you would prefer to order by email or phone, just contact me.

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If you do order online, don't forget the September Hostess Code for a free gift in mid October.

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See you back here again soon. Have a great day!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you are doing any shopping with me this month, don't forget to use the August Hostess Code, to get some sample packs of Holiday Catalogue products in the mail in mid September.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

  Heartland

Washi pack 3

If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 6

Hello lovely friends, time for some more 2017 Christmas card inspiration from the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.

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This week I have used Merry Mistletoe from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue again, but in a completely different way. It's a very versatile set and I love the greetings in it. I have used the Stampin' Write Markers (in Fresh Fig and Old Olive) direct to rubber technique for my coloured image.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To make the background squares, I have used:

  • 4 squares of Berry Burst cardstock 1.5" x 1.5" and they have been embossed using the Garden Trellis embossing folder and then 2 of the corners punched with a corner rounder.
  • These were then attached to 4 squares on 1 5/8" which also had two corners rounded.
  • They were then arranged allowing 1/4" between each piece (I used a ruler and pencil to mark the centre spot and then arranged them around that).

The circle piece over the top is a 2.5" circle (which has one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers attached (love these - see all products in the links below my signature). The stamped circle is 1 3/4".

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Fresh fig and Berry Burst work so well together don't you think? I love this colour combination for Christmas cards.

Merry Mistletoe HOC6colour

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Art with Heart team girls have created for your inspiration this week. Here's a list of the girls who are playing along in week 6. We are loving bringing these posts to you each week.

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks again for visiting me today. It makes me happy to know I am inspiring people to create. So good for the soul. Pop back tomorrow for some samples using the new Embossing Paste,

Until then, stay happy,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - BigShot sandwich and tips.

Hello friends. Today I have a quick and easy card for you as I wanted to show you how amazing and  multidimensional the beautiful new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder is. You can find this folder on page 211 of Stampin' Up!'s new 2017 Annual Catalogue, or HERE in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

  Stampin Up Layered Leaves Embossing folder and Label Me Pretty. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These folders are thicker than our standard embossing folders (to accommodate the extra dimension), so here are a few tips to get a great result:

  • Just use one sheet of cardstock and spritz each side lightly with water before you put it into the folder.
  • Set up your BigShot sandwich with the BigShot base plate on the bottom, the folder next (with the spine going into the BigShot first), and then just one acrylic plate on top.
  • Roll the folder through the BigShot one way, and then while the very end of the folder is still under the pressure of the BigShot roller, roll back the other way and out.
  • If you are inpatient like me, you can dry any remaining damp spots on the cardstock with your heat gun.

Stampin' Up! have got a great video on how to use these folders:

 

I love the variation in depth of impression this Layered Leaves folder gives and can see I will be using it on lots of projects. Doesn't it look amazing in the new Incolour Lemon Lime Twist?

Stampin Up Layered Leaves Embossing folder and Label Me Pretty. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used a few other of my favourite new Stampin' Up! products on this card too. The new Berry Burst ink and cardstock, the beautiful new Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon, the new Pretty Label Punch and the coordinating Label Me Pretty stamp set. You can link to all of these products in the online store using the individual links at the end of my post.

The Pretty Label punch and matching stamp set comes in a bundle too, so that you can save 10% on the combined individual price. There are a massive 23 bundles in this years catalogue - find them all HERE in the bundles section of the online store.

Label Me Pretty Bundle

Label Me Pretty pic

 If you are doing any online shopping with me this month, don't forget the June hostess gift code, for your free gift in mid July.

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If you want to grab an absolute bargain, check at my retired products I have up for sale at over 50% off - I want to clear them!

That's all for today, see you back here tomorrow with my weekly Heart of Christmas inspiration post.

Until then, stay happy!

Claire

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

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

Aix En Provence ornate door France

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

At Home with You Bundle

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

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

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

 

Woodgrain Designer Series Paper Stack

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

Find it HERE in my online store.

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

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

 

Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack

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

Find it HERE in my online store.

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

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

 

Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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

Find it HERE in my online store.

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

 

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

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

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

Ornate door way in Paris

Paris ornate door

 

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

Claire

 

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

 

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