Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Shaker Card

Shaker cards seem all the rage again at the moment. I think one of the reasons, is the awesome Snowflake Sequins we have in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue (want your own copy? - just fill out your details HERE). For today's shaker card I have used Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the matching Stampin' Up! Star Framelits.

Bright and Beautiful Christms handmade DIY shaker card Stampin Up by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia
My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I have stamped the star onto the Typeset DSP and you can just see some of the print showing through. I also sponged the edges using Cherry Cobbler ink. The sequins are from the Snowflake Sequin embellishments. You can view all of the products I have used in today's card using the links below.

Bright and beautiful shaker card  by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia


Bright and Beautiful is a fabulous stamp set for Christmas projects. To see some other projects I have made using this set, click HERE and HERE.

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Weekly deals 8 October

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Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card for Stamping and Blogging

Hello lovely stampers. Today I'm using Festival of Trees Stamp Set and matching punch from the Stampin'  Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue. to put this shaker card together using a sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

I had lots of fun putting this one together. This stamp set and punch is so versatile - you must get it! You can check out all the products I used in the product links at the end of this post. Here's a close up. 

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

See the cool greeting here?  This one is from Good Greetings, an awesome greeting set which is FREE to anyone who places a $300 order, or hosts a party where sales go past $300 between now and the end of October. it's a great time to combine some orders with friends. Plus you also get $50 free product. The lucky hostess in my stamp by mail Hostess Clubs will also get this set free - sign up HERE for my next club. Here's a look at the Good Greetings stamp set. Contact me if you are interested in earning yours FREE.

Good greetings

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week for the Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge. We needed to use washi tape and I had lots of fun playing with the All is Calm Washi Tape, which perfectly coordinates with several of our Stampin'  Up! Colours including Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Silver and Pear Pizazz.

SB 71 Sept 3

Now it's time to check out what all the fabulous Stamping and Blogging design team girls have been up to with this same sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

If you would like to recreate my card today, click on the links below to be taken to that product in the online store.

Have a fabulous week,


Stampin' Up! Flashback DSP and Hello There stamp set: Stamping and Blogging #58

I'm very excited to have been asked to join the design team for the international Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges using exclusively Stampin' Up! products. 

Here's my first card, which is for the sketch challenge #58 which I have shown below.

Stampin' Up! Flashback DSP and Hello There stamp set: Stamping and Blogging #58 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I've used some products which will soon be available in the brand new Stampin' Up! Australia annual catalogue. They are Flashback Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the lovely Hello There stamp set  which I have stamped in Coastal Cabana. Other products I have used here are the Petite Petal punch and Starburst Framelits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Flashback DSP and Hello There stamp set: Stamping and Blogging #58 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Here is the sketch we worked from.

SB 58

Check out what the other talented demonstrators have done with this sketch too:

Sandi MacIver USA

Amy Koenders USA

Michelle Last UK

Lee Conrey USA

I'm looking forward to sharing lots more Stamping and Blogging challenges with you in the months to come.

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Valentines Day Tag Topper Punch Card

I made this little project for Valentines day, but it could be easily adapted to any Stampin' Up! punch and matching stamp set. Super easy and I have included the measurements below.

Language Of Love stampin up tag topper punch


Language of Love stampin up australia

The tag comes out to show the word 'you' and the coloured heart from Language of Love stamp set  in the new Occasions seasonal catalogue. This set coordinates with a few of our punches plus new Banners Framelit Dies.

Language of love stampin up tag topper punch

Measurements and Instructions

  1. My Wisteria Woner tag piece was 11.5 x 5.1cm before I punched the top using the new & totally cool Stampin' Up! Tag Topper Punch.
  2. My whisper white piece was 10cm x 12.6cm, and scored and folded at halfway accross the widest side (so at 6.3cm). 
  3. I punched the full heart in the front of the whisper white piece and then pierced around the edges using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.
  4. Next I used one of the rolls of our 3 pack of gold washi tape patterns, over the sides and bottom (only one of those edges actually needed sealing, the rest is decoration). I then decorated the rest of the front.
  5. I stamped the Language of Love heart onto a piece of Whisper white (inked with Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant sponged around the edge), which I then cut out with the full heart punch. 
  6. To get this heart placed in the correct spot on the tag. place the tag in the pocket and adhere to the tag through the punched opening.
  7. I then finished off with Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon and linen thread,

Hope you like today's project. If you would like to receive three free projects from me a month, you might be interested in my Stampin' Up! Hostess Clubs which are totally by mail and email, so you can stamp in your pj's if you like! 

Saleabration is still on, and its a great time to place an online order. For each $90 you spend you get to choose one of 13 free gifts, including stamp sets, embellishments, paper packs and more! 


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Have a great Thursday and see you back here soon,



Extending the Circles Thinlits Cards - A4 measurements for Australia

The Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card dies have literally been flying off the shelf! They make the cutest little flip cards. 

Today I wanted to show you how to cut your cardstock to make an extra flap on the right hand side. This project was adapted from a video I saw by the very talented Patty Bennett in the US. I'll give you the link to the video and to Patty's blog at the end of the post.

Thinlits Circle Card extended A4
The measurements here are adapted to an A4 sheet of cardstock, so that you can get two cards from an A4 sheet, s opposed to one card if you follow the directions in Patty's video but use A4 cardstock. The flap ends up slightly smaller, but still plenty big enough to fit nicely under the circle and the folded piece on the left.

Inside it looks like this. The centre panel is designed to fit a 2" x 3" photo (the top and bottom piece are 1/2 Mosaic Punch piece). I cut the white piece for the pho mat 5.3cm x 8.0cm. The flap on the right is for a personal greeting. This is 5.2 x 13.5cm, and the piece of the DSP at the bottom is 5.3cm x 2.0cm The circles are cut with the 2 and 1/2" circle punch which is a perfect fit for the Circles Thinlit card.

Pinterest measurments

To have the card turn out this way, my measurements were: 13.8cm x width of A4 piece of cardstock which is 21.0 cm. 

This means you can cut two cards from an A4 piece of cardstock. The width also allows for the card to be placed under the left section of the Circles Thinlit die, and over the top of the section on the right so you get a scoreline instead of a cut. Here's how it went into the BigShot. The front section about to go into the BigShot has the card flush up against the front of the Thinlit. The Magnetic Platform really helps keep things in place.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4

Here's how it looks when it comes out of the BigShot.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4

This is what it looks like folded.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4
This is what it looks like decorated. I used the Festive Flurry stamp and Framelit bundle (15% off if you buy them together) along with the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper pack.

Thinlits Extended Festive Flurry Winter Frost
I hope this helps you make your own Thinlit Circle cards with 2 cut from an A4 sheet. As I mentioned this project was adapted from a video by Patty Bennett . You can also find Patty's video along with a lot more videos and project ideas with the Thinlit Card Dies over on my Thinlits Pinterest Board.

Thanks for popping by today. See you back here again soon,


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