Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

 

In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

Your Priceless
I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.

 

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Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do: April Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.

Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Claire

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1. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O'Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts

 


Stampin' Up! Reverse Words for Saleabration 2017 - Four Ways!

Hello there. Today I am showcasing one of the recently released extra Stampin' Up! Saleabration items, the Reverse Words stamp set. Here's four ways to use this stamp set. 

For the first two cards, I have teamed it with the Mixed Drinks stamp set (see links below) - it has some great images and sentiments which match the cheers theme! I particularly love this sentiment. My colours here are Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum with Basic Black. I love how the Reverse Words stamp sets so cleverly combines the watercolour wash look with the crispness of the reverse word.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this card, I have made a cocktail using lots of stamps from the Mixed Drinks stamp set (so easy to line up with the photopolymer). Another great greeting to match the cheers theme. My reverse word is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and I have used Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry on the cocktail.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This one is a birthday card which was super easy to make. I just punched a couple of balloons from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper using the Balloon Punch. The greeting is from the Custom Tee stamp set. I just made the balloon strings using a Project Life marker. My ink colour here is Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've needed lots of these cards for my awesome team and their promotions this month. It was quick and easy to create. The sentiment is from the Mixed Drinks stamp set and the reverse word is in Mint Macaron again. I used the Medium Star Punch to cut a star from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and attached some silver sequin trim.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As you can see, the Reverse Words stamp set is super versatile! Place a $90 order during March and you can choose it as a free gift! Here's a look at all the free items you can choose from.

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Saleabration Freebies 2017

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow,

Claire

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First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop - Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Unite!

Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm really pleased to be a part of this fabulous tribute.

For my pink projects, I have made a set of cards featuring my favourite pink right now, Sweet Sugarplum.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I have created my background by sponging the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 3 different patterns in the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I've added a die cut and greeting from the Sunshine Sayings bundle, along with some Fancy Frost Sequins, Soft Sky cardstock and Silver Glimmer paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

 

Lots of other global demonstrators have played along today, so have fun discovering lots more pink projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you're at Claire Daly's blog in Melbourne, Australia). Thanks for stopping by.


Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapple and Flamingo stamps!

This one jumped right out at me at the launch of the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue - it's bold and bright and pineapples and flamingos are very on trend at the moment. Pop of Paradise stamp set and it's matching Pop of Pink Designer Series paper and washi tape are fabulous to add to brightness and happiness to your papercraft world!

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I personally LOVE Mint Macaron with gold, black and white and adding the bright pop of Melon Mambo really adds wow, I did a bit of fussy cutting here but that is so simple with paper snips.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made a bulk lot of 'hello' cards using the notecard and envelopes. I find 'hello' and 'thankyou' cards really handy to have on hand in bulk for customer thankyous and sending catalogues etc. These were fun to make and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Pop of Paradise stamp set and coordinating products.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set (available HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for wood mount):

Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up! . Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia. #flamingo #pineapple #tropical Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack with the two sheets on the right gold foiled (available HERE in my online store):

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Washi Tape (available HERE in my online store).

Pop of Pink Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can also view the matching accessories and other products I have used  using the links at the end of the post. It's such a fun product suite to play with and the results are really wow.

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Stampin' Up! Love and Affection Stamp Set with a touch of Copper Embossing

Hello there.

Today I've been playing with the new Love and Affection product suite from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It comprises one of our speciality DSPs, as well as a coordinating stamp set and washi tape (which I used in the previous post). The specialty paper includes a sheet with copper foil accents, which is lovely!

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I copper embossed a few of the flowers from the Love and Affection stamp set and used them as additionally embellishments (hand cut but super easy with paper snips). There's lots of cute little branch stamps in the set too, so they are great for layering and backgrounds.

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the beautiful products in the Affectionately Yours product suite from Stampin' Up!. This is the Love and Affection stamp set:

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite (Love and Affection stamp set) available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the beautiful paper pack. You get 12 sheets which are 12" x 12". 10 are double sided and there are two foiled sheets. The colours are beautiful - Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Copper.

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I didn't use the Washi Tape on this card (I did on the last post) - it perfectly coordinates with the paper pack. I's gorgeous!

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

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Stampin Up Love Blossoms DSP and Saleabration 2016 Hello Stamp Set

Today's card comes to you courtesy of the Hello Stamp set which is one of the free choices in the 2016 Saleabration Catalogue (just spend $90 in one order and choose an item free). The majority of the catalogue I available until 31st March, but this particular stamp set finishes February 15th. So get in quick if you want this one for free.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Love Blossoms 6x6" DSP paper stack, along with some of the matching embellishments in the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit is a great sample collection of embellishments which perfectly match the Love Blooms DSP and other products in the Love Blossoms suite. These embellishments really add WOW to your cards and would be great for wedding cards too,

Love Blosoms Embellishment Kit

Love Blossoms Embellishment kit

 

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Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Hello stamp set and Botanical Builders Framelits

Hello. Today I have another sneak peek for you. I've used the Hello stamp set which is one of Stampin' Up!'s free stamp sets available to earn during Saleabration 2016 which starts on January 5th (this one is one of the limited time sets so only available until February 15th). I have also used the Botanical Builders Framelits (part of the Botanical suite of products in the Occasions 2016 Catalogue). Love the detail in these!

Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Australia, Melbourne, Hello Stamp Set, Botanical Builders Framelits, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, handmade, DIY, birthday cards, www.clairedaly.typepad.com for recipe and close ups.

The greeting in the centre I actually gold embossed. It's a bit hard to catch in the image above, so here is a side on. How cute are the gold Bow Paper Clips? These are another of the cute embellishments in the Occasions 2016 Catalogue.

Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Australia, Melbourne, Hello Stamp Set, Botanical Builders Framelits, Claire Daly, Art with Heart, handmade, DIY, birthday cards, www.clairedaly.typepad.com for recipe and close ups.

The Botanical Builder Framelits are AMAZING! Our most detailed flower / leaf Framelits ever. I particularly love the fern Framelit and all the bits and pieces which go in the flower centres. A couple of the flowers have pop up bits too which give fabulous dimension.

Hello Botanocal Builder 3

Card Recipe:

  • Stamps: Hello Stamp Set (Salebration Catalogue 2016)
  • Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White.
  • Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark.
  • Framelits: Oval, Botanical Builders (Occasions Catalogue 2016)
  • Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, BigShot, Magnetic Platform, Gold Metallic Thread. Paper Piercer, Bow Paper Clip (Occasions 2016).

Here's a pic of the Hello stamp set which can be earned during Saleabration.

SAB Hello

 

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See you back here again soon with some more sneak peeks!

 Claire

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Pretty Petals and Wild About Flowers Hello Card

Hello stampers! Hope you are having a lovely day.

Today I wanted to show you a super quick and easy card layout I have used quite a bit with cards. I love how it's turned out with the black background and contrasting papers in the black toned papers in the Pretty Petals DSP stack.

Pretty Petals DSP and Wild About Flowers Hello card. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions:

It's super simple to put this card together. Here are the steps:

  1. Card base is a side folding standard size card.
  2. Stamped panel is height of card and 4.7cm (or 1 & 7/8") wide.
  3. Image is stamped in Old Olive and Crisp Canteloupe
  4. Horizontal DSP piece is 13.5cm (or 5 & 1/4") in length and 4.5cm (or 1 & 3/4") in width with two corners rounded as shown.
  5. Stamped piece is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, everything else with Snail or Fast Fuse.
  6. Sentiment is die cut from Greetings Thinlits using Mint Macaron.
  7. Side piece of DSP is 1cm wide (or 1/2") with half adhered under the stamped panel.

See? Super simple right. I hope you enjoy making it up. I've linked to all the products below.

 

Get Your Holiday Catalogues!

Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

I've got my big box of Holiday catalogues ready to be mailed. If you don't already have a demonstrator and you would like to receive a Holiday Catalogue in the mail, just let me know by completing the form HERE. I'd love to help you get into some Christmas crafting this Holiday season.

 

Stamp Clubs starting soon: Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My next round of Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

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Stampin' Up! It's Wild background stamp with Zoo Babies Stamp Set

As soon as I saw the awesome It's Wild background stamp in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. I knew it would be perfect to pair with the Zoo Babies stamp set.

Stampin Up kids card using It's Wild and Zoo Babies by Ckaire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

My colours are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Basic Black and White. The Everyday Chic DSP I have used is a great pack to have on hand for neutrals. It has matching Washi tape too.

Wild BG Card Close Up

 

You can view all of the products I have used in today's card by using the links below, but here is a close up look at the stamp sets because I think the are so cute!

Zoo babies stamp set stampin up

Its Wild

I hope you have liked today's card. I'll be back with another creation tomorrow. Before I go, a couple of bits of news:

Holiday Catalogues have arrived!

Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

This catalogue commences September 1st and I'll be sending these catalogues out over the next couple of weeks. If you don't already have a demonstrator I'd be happy to send one to you. Just fill in the details HERE.

 

Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

Claire

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Quick and simple butterfly themed cards

We have lots of awesome butterfly themed products in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue, and they make it really quick and easy to make a wow card. Here's two butterfly themed cards I have made.  This one uses the Fluttering Wings embossing folder, with the Watercolor Wings 3 step stamp set stamped in Mint Macaron. I have added some bling with the silver metallic thread and by using the Greetings thinlits (LOVE these) to cut my greeting in silver glimmer paper.

 

quick and simple butterfly thanks card by Claire Daly #stampinup #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupaustralia #butterfly #quickhellocards

Butterfly 1

This one uses the background stamp from 'You've Got This' along with a butterfly punched from Mint Macaron DSP in the 2015-17 In Colour stack (oops with the upside down writing - don't tell anyone OK?). For the centre of the butterfly, I have used a couple of Pink Pirouette Candy Dots (adhesive brads which come in packs of 100, 10 of each of 10 colours in each Stampin' Up! color group). These are great embellishments to have on hand.

quick and simple butterfly thanks card by Claire Daly #stampinup #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupaustralia #butterfly #quickthankyoucards

I hope this gives you some inspiration to make some quick and easy butterfly themed cards soon. Click on the links below to be taken to the supplies I have used.

Be back soon with some more inspiration,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Remarkable You for SB114

I LOVE a good floral image to colour, so I was all over the new Stampin' Up! set Remarkable You when it appeared in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. Today's card features one of the flowers (which we think is a lotus flower or waterlily) water coloured, along with a greeting from the set. It's based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch SB114.

Stampin Up Remarkable You for SB114 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's the colour combination I have used today.

  Stampin Up Colour Combinations #color #colour #stampinup

Stampin' Up! RemarkableYou by Claire Day Melbourne Australia for SB114

Tips for recreating this card:

  • I water coloured the floral image using an Aqua painter (see all supplies below) and the ink inside the lid of the Rose Red ink pad.
  • Stamp your image in Jet Black Stazon so you can watercolour without the image outline smudging.
  • Use our high quality Watercolor Paper for a great result. It really does make a difference as you can blend over and over without the paper pilling.
  • The Triple Banner Punch makes cutting the banner ends on this card a breeze.
  • Both flowers were cut out using our super sharp Paper Snips. The left hand flower is popped up with Dimensional foam dots (not the stem though).
  • Stamp an extra bit of the leaf pattern onto Cucumber Crush and cut out a few leaves to layer over the greeting banner.

Here's today sketch that the lovely Sandi MacIver has given us to play with this week:

SB114

Lets see what my lovely Stamping and Blogging Design team girls around the world have been up to this week shall we?

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics cards for every occasion

Here are some more cards I made on my mass produce note cards weekend just gone. I made up 20 of these and used a few different sentiments so I have cards on hand.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Don't be put off because the die looks intricate. I find it easy to get a good cut with these dies if you follow some steps:

  • I use injection foam on my more intricate dies, which really helps with getting a clean cut which pops off the die.
  • Make sure you have a firm 'sandwich' in your Bigshot. I placed the base magnetic plate, the acrylic plate, the die with the cut side facing upwards, the cardstock, the second acrylic plate and for these I added a cardstock shim.

It was quick and easy to cut 20 of the intricate butterfly, and then I popped out the extra pieces with the paper pierce while I was watching TV.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Colour Combination I used on these cards:

Stampin Up Colour Combination 2015 In Colors Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

Here's the same card with a few different sentiments:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Thanks for popping by today. Hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for SB105

Hello there. Today I get to play with another set from the upcoming 2015 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, called Awesomely Artistic. This set is already a firm favourite of mine. It's a beautiful set of nature images perfect for collage style stamping. The card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team Sketch, SB105.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I was excited to use two of the new 2015-17 In Colours on this card, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Love these already! See that beautiful script paper? That's one of the new patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I only had a small piece from my make and take packet at Convention, so I'm looking forward to June so I can order the colour pads.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Claire Daly Mint Macaron Tip Top TaupeStampin' Up! Products Used

(items marked with a * are not available to order until June 2nd)

  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Shimmery White, Early Espresso
  • DSP: 2015-2105 In Colour Paper Stack*
  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic*
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe*, Mint Macaron*, Early Espresso
  • Other: Adhesive Pearls, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

 

Stamping Tips

  • Paper Snips make fussy cutting the extra dragonfly wings a breeze!
  • Adhere the second layer of wings with a Glue Dot, and then adhere the pearl over the top to give the card additional dimension.

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.

SB105

Now it's time to zoom around the world and see what my lovely stamping friends in the stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to with this sketch. I bet there will be some more sneak peeks!

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 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn!

Have a go at creating using this week's sketch, and then pop on over to Sketch and Stamp to upload your take on this weeks sketch. We'll be picking a weekly winner!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back here again soon. Until then stay happy :)

Claire

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Stampin' Up! I Think You're Great for SB103

Hello there! Just back from the South Pacific Stampin' Up! Convention, so have a new set to play with today. This set is called I Think You're Great and will be in the new 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (click the image in the sidebar to request your copy). This was the set we got for our make and take projects, but it was a great set for this weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch too. So great I made 3 cards!

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

 

I can't show you the stamp image yet, but it has two great backgrounds and the three greetings shown. It's a great one and there are lots of ideas swirling around in my head. The colours I have used top to bottom in the three cards are:

  1. Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate
  2. Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand
  3. Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.

SB103

Now it's time to visit the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have been up to.

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 

Sandi MacIver - Canada  (Yes Sandi is doing the challenge twice on both her blogs!)  

 

Have a great week and see you again soon,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96

I love Wednesday's. They spell everything I love about being a creative person. I get to create, I get to share it with my lovely blog readers, and I also get to connect with lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends around the world. Yes Wednesday's make me very happy.  

Today's card for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team is one of my favourite colour combinations, with some grunge, texture and embossing thrown in. 

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Bermuda Bay, and I have used the Dictionary background stamp inked up with Bermuda Bay ink and applied the card on top of the stamp with uneven pressure to get a distressed background effect. The black and white paper banner was then attached and I embossed some of the splotches from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set over the paper and base card using gold embossing powder.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Finally I added some additional texture with the Gold Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim and a couple of hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. You can view all the products I have used on this project using the links at the bottom of the post.

SB96 close up 2

Here is the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB96 18 March

Now it's time to whip around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this week's 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 

 

I hope you enjoy today's creation. I look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow for some more creative ideas.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Hello There and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper for an Art With Heart Team Creative Challenge

One of the fun things we do on my online support and friendship forum for the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team, is to post a Creative Challenge for the team members to have a go at creating with. Last fortnight was a sketch challenge. Here's my card.

Stampin Up Stacked With Love and Hello There Sketch Challenge by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the sketch challenge that I posted for the team.

Creative Challenge 16 Feb 2015

The Stacked with Love DSP I used on this card is so awesome and great value for just $11.95! It comes in a stack of 48 sheets that are 11.4 x 16.5cm (about card front size). It's not all hearts, in fact that is just a teeny amount of it, most of the patterns are neutral patterns in Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red. You can check it out in my online store below.

Stacked with Love

 

Thanks for popping by today, if you would like to recreate any elements of today's card, you can view all the elements I have used

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness using the Cracked Glass Technique

Having a break from Christmas cards today to show you another of my favourite stamp sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Choose Happiness. Even the name of this stamp set makes me happy!

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass Claire Daly Stampin Up melbourne Australia

For the circle layer, I have used the Cracked Glass technique.

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass close up

Here's how you achieve this look:

  1. Stamp your image onto the shape
  2. Cover the whole image with Versamark ink
  3. Emboss with clear embossing powder 
  4. Repeat the embossing about 4 times
  5. Place the image in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
  6. When you take it out, GENTLY crack the embossing
  7. If you want to have an antique type look, you can also rub some Soft Suede or Crumb Cake or even early Espresso ink into the cracks.

Here's a look at the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I love the sentiment in this one too.

Choose Happiness Stampin Up available in my online store

Two other very cool products I wanted to showcase in today's card, are the I Love lace background stamp, and the Party Pennants Bigz L die. The background stamp is amazing! Such beautiful fine detail. One of my all time favourite background stamps. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin Up Lace background stamp available in my online store

The Party Pennants Bigz Die is very cool for adding extra layers on cards, as well as for what it's intended - making banners. I love the different shapes and sizes you get. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin up party pennants bigshot sizzix die for banners. Available in my online store

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. here's a direct link to the products I have used in my Online Stampin' Up! store. I'm using a new link builder which is a carousel, so you can scroll sideways through the products.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Flower Patch and Flower Fair Framelits

Time for some flower power today, with the matching Stampin' Up! Flower Patch stamps and Flower fair Framelits from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flwer Flair Framelits by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

This is a beautiful set to stamp with and perfect for two-step stamping as there are so many images which can be layered (there are actually nineteen stamps in the stamp set). I found the Framelits easy to line up as well. The colours I have stamped are Rich Razzleberry (also the background card colour), Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Blush Blossom and Old Olive for the leaves.

Flower Patch 3 close up

The greeting is from Hi There in the Annual Catalogue. Here's a look at the stamp sets I have used today. You can view all of the products I have used in today's card using the links at the end of the post, which takes you direct to those products in my Online Store.

Flower Patch Stamp Set (Flower Flair Framelits perfectly match this set, and you can buy them in a bundle and save 15%)

Stampin Up Flower Patch Stamp Set

Hi There Stamp Set

Hi There

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Claire


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities

Hello. Today's share is a card based on a layout of a card that was displayed on our Grand Vacation share day. I'm not sure who made the original card, it may have been one of the concept artists. BUT I wanted to show off the cute layout, so I reproduced it using Peaceful Petals. Unfortunately my twine came a little loose whist taking the photo - woops! I'm sure you get the idea though.

  Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities

I've coloured the image from Peaceful Petals using our new alcohol markers, called Blendabilities. These are just on demonstrator preorder at the moment but are very close to being available to customers, so stay tuned.

 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

If you would like to re-create this card, just click on the links below and you can view or purchase the item in my online Stampin' up! store.

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here tomorrow for another project share.

Claire