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.

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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

 


Flora inspired Stampin' Up! card using Gift of Love

Hello my crafty friends. I was thinking the other day how much I am inspired in my cardmaking by nature. I love to make cards which feature plants and flowers especially. Gardening is another hobby I enjoy besides cardmaking and I love nothing better than to browse nurseries and gardens. I thought it would be fun to introduce a category on my blog devoted to these cards. If I get an opportunity I will go back and tag some other cards to this category too. In the meantime I look forward to adding some more garden inspired cards for your viewing pleasure!

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The colours in this card were inspired by a beautiful flowering cactus plant I saw in Spain on the recent Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation. They were very beautiful.

Flowering Cactus Montjuic 2016

The colours I have used are Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi. I have also added  little bit of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can view all of the products I have used to create today's card in the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the Gift of Love Hostess set I have used, along with the Touches of Texture stamp set I have used on the base card. Here's Gift of Love (a hostess set or gift that can be chosen with a $250+ order).

Stampin Up Gift of Love Stamp Set

Here's Touches of Texture (available to purchase, see links below).

Stampin Up! Touches of Texture stamp set

 

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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

Sadly lots of friends have been going through some hard times, so I wanted to send them a card to let them know I was thinking of them. I always tend to go for floral stamps in this circumstance. Gift of Love is one of the Hostess sets in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can earn this set for free with a $250 order or party total. It's a lovely Gladioli image which can be 2 step stamped, but the outline image is also perfect  for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the 12x12 Kraft cardstock for my base card. For the colouring, I have used Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. I've also stamped the Outline image in Crumb Cake on the inside panel of the card and the envelope to carry the theme through. You can view everything I have used in today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a closer look at the beautiful Gift of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It has some really lovely greetings in a beautiful script font too.

  Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2016. Click through for samples using this set.If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

  • 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

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