Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages for a masculne 18th birthday card.

It was my fab nephews 18th birthday on the weekend. Fab nephew = needs a fab card.

I chose Marquee Messages from the new 206 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's SUCH a fun set to work with and you can really dress it up.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It's a photopolymer sets which makes lining everything up a total breeze. There are spaces to colour and the smallest adhesive rhinestones in the pack we sell are the perfect size for using as the marquee lights.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


You can grab Marquee Messages HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store, or follow the links at the end of the post to see everything I have used in todays card.

  Marquee messages stamp set available in my online stampin up store

My colours are Island Indigo, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry. Make sure you stamp with Stazon Jet Black or Archival Black so the ink doesn't bleed when you colour. I just use the inside of an ink pad lid (squeeze it while it's closed to get some ink to collect there) and a Blender Pen to colour.


Stampin Up colour combinations - click through to see the card

Marquee massages Mat 5

There's also some great sentiments with this set so you decorate the inside too.

Marquee massages Mat 6

Stampin Up Marquee Messages stamp set 2016. Masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia


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Stampin' Up! Masculine cards - Occasions and Saleabration 2016

Hello friends.

Today I have some masculine cards for you. Lots of my customer tell me they struggle with making masculine cards, and I do confess that I don't find them the easiest either. These ones are based on the Shine On cardstock weight designer series paper in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. For the greeting I have used the 2016 Saleabration set, Perfect Pairings. There is still time to get this set for free with a $90 order (offer ends March 3tst).

Shine on 1

Shine on 2

Shine on 3

Hope you like these card ideas. I recommend checking out the Shine On DSP as it's really great - one side has silver foil patterns, the other side either Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder or Cucumber Crush patterns.

Here's a closer look at those colours together:



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Stampin' Up! Fathers Day Card Ideas for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

Awht blog hop start

Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you. We also have our brand new 2015 Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September, with some amazing Christmas inspiration for you. Be sure to request a catalogue today! If you would like to join a fun and friendly team to meet new crafty friends or earn money selling Stampin' Up!, let one of us know along the way as we love to welcome new people to the team.

I have a couple of projects to show you. This first card is for my husband from myself and the boys.

  Stampin Up Fathers Day card using Words of Truth, Banner Banter and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets by Claire Daly Australia 2015


I have used a few different sets, but the main one is the new Words of Truth stamp set in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. It's perfect for all things male and teens and lots more. I've also used Gorgeous Grunge and Banner Banter (which coordinated with the Banner Punch). Here's the inside of the card which shows some more of the Words of Truth stamp set (all except the Happy Fathers Day sentiment re from Words of Truth). Love the Everyday Chic Washi Tape too! 

Fathers Day inside


My next project is for my Father in Law (my own Father has sadly passed away). For this card I used the Guy Greetings Stamp set, another fabulous choice for male cards.

Fathers Day 2


My colours are Mint Macaron and Early Espresso I love the shoes sentiment in this Guy Greetings set.

Fathers Day 2 Close Up



Here's a closer look at the two main stamp sets I have used today. Both of these stamp sets can be purchased in my online store 24/7.

Words of Truth Stamp Set

Words of Truth

Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Good Guy Greetings

Next up on the Art With Heart Team blog hop is my team  member Judy May. I hope you have enjoyed our blog hop today and feel inspired to make a handmade card for Christmas.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Genna Gifford
  3. Kate Morgan 
  4. Jenny Van Dijk
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Judy May
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Kathryn Ruddick
  11. Kayleen McLean

Art With Heart Team bog hop


Have a happy week,


Stampin' Up! Bravo and Star Framelits for SB68

Hello lovely friends. It's time to play along with another Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge which is always a fun part of my week. This week we have added another person to our international design team as well,  so even more inspiration. Here's my card for SB68.

Stampin Up Bravo, Flashback DSP and Star Framelits for SB68. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! dem Melbourne Australia


I have made the Flashback DSP (LOVE these colours) and the On Film Framelits the centrepiece of my card, and embellished with the Star Framelits which I am really enjoying using. The large sentiment comes from a new Photopolymer set in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Bravo. You can check out all the products I have used for todays card in the links below.

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

SB68 August 13Now it's time to visit all the other lovely ladies on the Stamping and Blogging Design Team and see what they have come up with for this weeks sketch. This is one of my favourite parts of the week, visiting their blog to see how they have interpreted the sketch. This week we also welcome Patrice from New Zealand.

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 visiting their blogs to see how they have interpreted the sketch. If you would like to recreate my card, you can view all the products I have used using the links under my signature. I hope you have a happy day and I'll see you back here again soon.



Stampin' Up! products used in today's project:

Stampin' Up! What's Up? with Flashback DSP

Today's share features a brand new set from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Annual Catalogue called What's Up?. It's perfect for male / masculine cards too. I have teamed it with Flashback Designer Series Paper with the cool colour combination of Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red and Pool Party.

Stampin' Up! What's Up? with Flashback DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' up! Melbourne Australia at


I love the cool combination of arrows in this set, which also makes it a great set to use with Project Life by Stampin' Up!.

Stampin' Up! What's Up? with Flashback DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' up! Melbourne Australia at

Whats up 2
I made these cards before the matching punch for this stamp set became available. I now LOVE this punch and use it all the time in cards, scrapbooking and Project Life. You can view or grab this punch in my online store HERE.
Whats up

Here's the stamp set images:

   Whats Up Stamp Set

 If you would like to recreate these products at home, here are the links to the products in the online store (you can also order by email).

Have a great day,


Stampin Up Products used In This Project