Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamps: Healing Hugs from 2018 Annual Catalogue

Hello crafters.

Today I have one of the new stamp sets from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue to showcase. It's called Healing Hugs. 

2018 Stampin' Up! card using Healing Hugs from 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup2018 #stampinupcardideas #healing hugs #distinktive

This is a great set to add to your collection for several reasons:

  • As well as the gorgeous floral image, it has 4 really great usable sentiments for get well cards. The one I have used above is something I always seem to be saying to friends when they are unwell, so I was pleased to see it in a stamp set.
  • This stamp set is one of our Distinktive range of stamps. These stamps are manufactured in a way that created the texture and dimension in just one stamping. I love that as it saves me time and still gives a realistic WOW effect.
  • It's really reasonable prices. Just $37 for the clear mount version.

You can find Healing Hugs HERE In My Online Stampin' Up! store (or on page 110 in the paper copy of the 2018 Annual Catalogue).

Stampin Up Healing Hugs from 2018 Annual Catalogue. Buy in my online store in Australia (click through for link)

It's definitely a set I would recommend from the new catalogue.

2018 Stampin' Up! card using Healing Hugs from 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup2018 #stampinupcardideas #healing hugs #distinktive

 

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Here's a few other things to note about this card:

  • I have used  pre-coloured note-cards to speed up my creating. The Delightfully Detailed cards have 4 different watercolour look bases (2 designs in Mint Macaron and 2 Designs in Blackberry Bliss) and you get 5 of each in a pack (link at end of post).
  • The laser cut paper (my second layer) has been hugely popular among demonstrators to create an easy extra WOW! It's super easy to add colour to coordinate with any project as well. I just used my sponge brayer to colour it Soft Sea Foam (one of my FAVE new colours).
  • I added a little bit of extra texture with a simple scrap of ribbon under the flower. I keep my scraps of embellishments in a bowl as you never know when they are going to be handy.

You can check out all the products I have used today in the links at the end of my post.

Today's colour combination:

Claire's Stampin' Up!  2018 Colour / color Combination soft sea foam, mint macaron, basic gray and berry burst. Click through for a project example.

 

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Retiring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

Oh how I loved this Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. I've loved working with it, but it's now onto the Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List, and only available while stocks last through May 31st.

Petal Passion

The three main reasons I loved it, were:

  • It is a great neutral paper as a black and while, but this one for me was particularly useful because the contrast of the black was toned down quite a bit by the sketch look of the images, so there is actually quite a lot of softer grey in there too;
  • It has a floral / nature theme which are my favourite paper themes (anyone who follows my Instagram ill know how much I love flowers and plants).
  • It was FABULOUS to colour with Stampin' Blends (which are back in stock within weeks now and 11 fabulous new colours (in light and dark) are coming June 1st!
  • It coordinates beautifully with the Petal Palette bundle (carrying over to the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, but only available at the 10%  bundle price until May 31st.

So as you can see, it is super versatile. Here are a couple of cards I made with this beautiful paper,

For this card, I have just used different colours of the Stampin' Blends to colour flowers on the paper. 

PP Blends

In between the flowers I sponged some Soft Sky ink. The card just needed a simple black and white sentiments but I have also added a few rhinestones to some of the flower centres.

In PP blends

For my second card, I have used one of my favourite colour combinations with this paper: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

Painted Palette CC

For the floral image, I have stamped the image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set (see links at end of post) and in Memento Black, and coloured with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I have used one of the coordinating embellishments, some Old Olive ribbon and a greeting cut from one of the coordinating Memory and More cards.

Painted Palette CC 2.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous Saturday.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade Vintage Birthday Card

Welcome to April friends, and blessed Easter Wishes to you and your family.

 

What's happening in Stampin' Up! in April?

Next weekend, demonstrators around the globe will be gathering at OnStage events for the unveiling of the 2018/19 Annual Catalogue, which will be available for customers during May for a June 1st start (to register your interest in receiving a catalogue when they become available, go here). I will be heading to Sydney with lots of my team which will be lots of fun and excitement. This year will be even more fun, as it's Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary and we are celebrating like it's 1988.

I'll be able to tell you all about the OnStage event, and give you some sneak peeks from Tuesday April 10th.

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I can't wait to bring you the fun and excitement of OnStage!

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Today's Card

Today I have a vintage style birthday card for you, using one of the lovely stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue called Southern Serenade. Sometimes we miss these stand alone stamp sets while we focus on bundles, but this stamp set is too pretty to miss. I particularly like its vintage style and the beautiful fine lace image.

Southern Serenade

I have used Shimmery White to stamp on, and Crumb Cake for the stamping of the lace images. I have stamped the floral image in Basic Black Archival and coloured with watercolour pencils.

This stamp set comes with some lovely accompanying images of the lace and smaller floral images, as well as three very versatile sentiments. It's a great one to add to your collection of stamps and is available in clear mount and wood (see links below). The 'Happy Birthday' and 'Thank You' greeting also fit nicely inside the Pretty Label Punch.

Southern Serenade

Pretty Label

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Claire

 

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3 ways with Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set

Some bundles just jump right out of the page at me when I open a new catalogue, and they are usually the nature style stamp sets for me. Birds, flowers, leaves etc. Stampin' Up!'s new Petal Palette stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue ticked all the boxes for me. It has a coordinating set of Thinlits called Petals and More Thinlit Dies, and a lovely set 0f 2 border embellishment folders called Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Here are 3 ways I have used these lovely products. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You will be seeing LOTS more of this product suite from me.

For my first card I have coloured the roses in Cherry Cobbler light and dark Stampin' Blends, with Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends on the leaves. I also used the Lots of Labels Framelits.

 

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I added some gentle shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my second card, I coloured in Calypso Coral light and dark Stampin Blends, with Old Olive light and dark for the leaves. I also used one on the embossing folders on the crumb cake layer.

  Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I did a little bit of background stamping on the label shape that was left over from the last card. and added a greeting from the set. That lovely label die cut is included in the Thinlits.  I also added some Wink of Stella to this card.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my third card (which I think is my favourite), I have used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive light and dark Stampin Blends, but haven't used the glitter this time. I used the other embossing folder but didn't take it all the way across the card. I also added in some background stamping at the top of the card (that background stamp included in the set is so versatile).

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

The greeting or this card came from a different set (it was just the sentiment I needed for this card, for someone who is going through an extremely difficult time). It's from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

Here's a closer look at the Petal Palette bundle (find it HERE in the online store), as well as the coordinating Petal Pair embossing folders (find them HERE in the online store). 

Petal Palette Bundle

Petal Pair Embossing

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Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Flying Home Stamp Set with Stampin' Blends

Today's shares feature some coloured images from the new Flying Home stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue. This is a super cute set of line drawn images which are just perfect for colouring.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set #occassions2018

I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, onto Thick Whisper White cardstock as I planned to colour with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I used Light Old Olive, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Pink Pirouette, Light and Dark Pool Party and Light Calypso Coral.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I did two different designs, with the coloured images cut out either with the circle or square Stitched Shape Framelits. 

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

The diecut I have used is from the Petals and More Thinlit Dies.  I tried it in Soft Sky and Crumb Cake, but I think I like the Soft Sky versions best.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I did a bit of a watercolour wash in Soft Sky around the coloured image to soften some of the white space.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I wanted the coloured images to be the focus of these cards, so I just went for a really small simple greeting from the At Home With You stamp set. I love the font in the greetings in this set.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

You can view all of the products I have used in today's cards using the links at the bottom of the blog post. You can check out all our current products and fabulous bargains available during Saleabration using the links below.

  

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Claire

 

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