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.

June Hostess Code

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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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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Stampin' Up! So Very Much meets Oh So Succulent for Saleabration / Occasions 2017

Today's card features another of the free offerings for Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2017, but I have also used some products I was really keen to try out from the new Occasions Catalgogue: the Oh So Succulent stamp set and Succulent Garden Designer Series paper. I love my succulents and last year started up some succulent bowls on my back patio which are doing great. I love the variation in colour they provide in the garden. Now onto my card.

Stampin Up So Very Much, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden DSP. Occasions and Saleabration 2017. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Melbourne Australia.

The colours featured in the Succulent Garden Designer Series paper are Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral and Whisper White. So pretty! I have picked up the Sweet Sugarplum for my stamping, and used Old olive, Mint Macaron and a touch of Rich Razzleberry for my watercolouring (I used a combination of watercolour pencils and ink pads to colour with). The Oh So Succulent stamp set has lots of great images you can colour and layer.

Stampin Up So Very Much, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden DSP. Occasions and Saleabration 2017. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Melbourne Australia.

The ribbon I have used is from a combo pack that coordinates with the Succulent Garden products. Here's a closer look at the stamp set set. It's also available in a bundle with matching Framelits, so check out the links at the end of the post to see all the products I have used in today's project.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent Stamp Set Occasions 2017

 

ll you need to do to get the So Very Much stamp set (the one I have used for the greeting) absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

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January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Avant Garden: One of the free Salabration 2017 choices with a qualifying order

Today we are having a look at Avant Garden, another of the free sets you can earn with Stampin' Up! during Saleabration 2017.  I really like this set, and it's been a popular choice with the mix of sentiments and abstract / realistic floral images. I really like the font on the sentiments, and it is photopolymer for great layering.

My card is a loose interpretation of one on the front colour of the Saleabration brochure as I really liked the colours that were used.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Today's colours are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron, with Whisper White. I have stamped some of the images off to give a multi shade effect. Flirty Flamingo is fast becoming one of my very favourite colours!

Stampin Up color / colour combination Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

All you need to do to get this stamp set absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

SHOP ONLINE WITH ME HERE

January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

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

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Showcasing Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on Sale

Team Blog Hop Logo 300px wideToday some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! You have come here from Rebecca Jacavou, one of the talented stampers on my team. Blogs are full circle so just keep hopping and there in a full list of participants at the end as well.

Dsp special

I am featuring the lovely Fruit Stand Designer Series paper. To be honest, this wasn't a paper that immediately caught my eye, but I received a small sample in a team product share and when I was looking for a paper to use for this card set, the bright colours really caught my eye and now I really like and have ordered a whole pack as part of the special so I can use more of it!

My project is a card box which holds four mini cards and envelopes. The box and envelopes are made using our Envelope Punch Board.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box and envelope colour is Cucumber Crush and the card colour Flirty Flamingo which coordinate perfectly with the Fruit Stand DSP. The other colours featured in the DSP are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box holds four mini cards and handmade envelopes. The cards are 3.5" x 3.5" and the envelopes are made using the Envelope Punch Board starting with a piece of 6x6" DSP from the 2015-2016 InColour Paper Stack.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's some quick instructions to make the card box using the Envelope Punch Board.

Start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 8". Stamp on this if you wish. I have stamped some of the smaller images from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink.

Box 1

Place the top left corner at the 3.5" mark on the punch board. Score and punch.

Box 2

Move the top left corner I" to the left (to the 4.5" position) and score and punch again.

Box 3

Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees anticlockwise. You don't need to pay attention to the ruler at the top anymore, just line up each of the score marks and punch and score.

Box 4

Rotate and do this on the other two sides. Using a pair of paper snips, cut sideways on the bottom tabs so they fold inwards, and cut down on the top tabs so they fold downwards as shown.

Box 5

Use a bone folder to crease each of the scored lines, Apply adhesive to the outside of the bottom flap.

Box5a

Fold to close the side flaps over the bottom tab (place your bone folder inside the box and press down on a flat surface to apply pressure for better adhesion). The box closes with the addition of a belly band.

Box 6

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next up on our blog hop is my lovely team member Rachel Woollard in Ringwood East. Rachel is one of my leaders with a growing team and is super creative with her classes and teaching. If you are looking for classes or a great demonstrator to join under, Rachel would be perfect.

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If you get lost along the way or find any broken links, here is the list of participants.

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

Enjoy hopping with the Art With Heart Team girls today. We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly team. Hobby and business demonstrators are both welcome. We are all about fun, friendship and support.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire