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.

To catch some bits and pieces of the fun that I can show earlier, make sure you are following me on Facebook and Instagram.

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

Being the start of the month, we also have a new monthly hostess code to use with online orders. Pop this code in when your are prompted in your order, and you will qualify for a small free gift mid May.

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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

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree with Brusho Micropowders

Today I decided to show you another card with Brusho, this time a sympathy or get well card using Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree. I have used the Gamboge pot of Brusho for this card.

Brusho 1

I really love the effect I got with the Brusho as a bright sky or sunset. I am not sure how that small circular gap happened but I quite like that it did, as it kind of looks like a sun or moon. I did the Brusho piece first (again just sprinkling Brusho onto the watercolor paper which I had sprayed a few times with a water mister). When that was dry, I over stamped the Brusho with the the image from Lovely as Tree stamp set using Early Espresso ink. My greeting is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I have used  the 1 3/4" circle punch for the greeting and then cut a 2" circle from Copper Foil Cardstock to mat it (I used the Circle Layering Framelits for this step). I carried the Copper Foil Cardstock mat to the stamped image too, and the base card is just Early Espresso.

Brisho 1a

Here's a bit more about how to use Brusho. You can purchase it in my online store using the links at the end of the post.

 

Have fun playing with Brusho.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore with Brusho micropowders.

Hello again.

Today I have a fun card for you where I have used our Prussian Blue Brusho (just sprinkled onto watercolour paper that I had misted well with water), as a background for this fun ocean themed card.

Brusho 2

I really love the random patterns that the Brusho creates when it hits the damp paper.  The Prussian Blue is a perfect colour for the look of the ocean too. I have teamed it with Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black to create this card. I have also used some of our Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (link at end of post) to create dimension for bubbles.

Brusho 2z

I hope you like today's card. Seaside Shore is such a fun stamp set to create with.

Have a happy and creative day,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden with some vintage inspired texture.

Hello lovely friends. 

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which is a really fabulous floral, backyard and landscape gardening show in Melbourne. Seeing all the beautiful floral displays motivated me to come home and finish this card I had started at a friends last Monday.

Rose 2

This stamp set is called Gracious Garden and it's from the 2017 Annual Catalogue. I hadn't played with it before, but now I really love it! I coloured it with the Stampin' Blends (light and dark Pink Pirouette, light and dark Old Olive and light Rich Razzleberry). I then fussy cut the image and adhered both the stamped image and stamped rectangle using Dimensionals.

Rose 1

I have used the debossed side of the Garden Trellis embossing folder (I really like how this pattern coordinates with the background pattern in the Gracious Garden stamp set. My greeting is from Cake Soiree stamp set and I have stamped in Early Espresso and cut the greeting out with a 1" Circle Punch. A bit of lace tied around the stem and a White Lace Doily finishes off my card.

Just One Week Left - don't miss out!

Saleabration ends in just one week. This is your last chance to:

Shop with me and get FREE gifts from Stampin' Up!

Free gifts start with just a $90 order (and you can get additional gifts for each additional $90 in your order too!). In addition to that, you start earning free product at $250+ orders, with an order over $400 qualifying for $80 free product of your choice because of a great special on in Saleabration (ends March 31st though, so be quick!)
See the Level 1 Items you can earn for FREE with each $90 spent in one transaction (before postage)
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Get two extra FREE stamp sets in the Starter Kit plus FREE postage! Ends March 31st.
For just $169 you can join the Stampin' Up! community and my fabulous team. The deal is amazing right now, but ends March 31st, so don't delay! You will get $235 worth of any product you choose PLUS an additional 2 FREE stamp sets (your choice and any value) PLUS FREE postage on your kit. No obligation to sell, do parties or do anything more unless you want to. Plus you will be part of my fabulous friendly and supportive team, and have me as Australia's top demonstrator as your mentor. Contact me for more information or read more HERE.

Have a happy and creative week,

Warm regards

Claire

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March Stampin' Up! Australia Specials and Reminders

Just one month left of our biggest sale of the year, Saleabration! Here's how to benefit!

 

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Shop with me and get FREE gifts from Stampin' Up! (like the stamp sets used in the projects in this post) and an extra free gift (mid April) if you use my March Hostess Code (below) when shopping online. Free gifts start with just a $90 order (and you can get additional gifts for each additional $90 in your order too!). In addition to that, you start earning free product at $250+ orders, with an order over $400 qualifying for $80 free product of your choice because of a great special on in Saleabration (ends March 31st though, so be quick!)

See the Level 1  Items you can earn for FREE with each $90 spent  in one transaction (before postage)

See the Level 2 Items you can earn for FREE with each $180 spent in one transaction (before postage)

 

Read all about the three ways to shop with me HERE.

 

 

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For just $169 you can join the Stampin' Up! community and my fabulous team. The deal is amazing right now, but ends March 31st, so don't delay! You will get $235 worth of any product you choose PLUS an additional 2 FREE stamp sets (your choice and any value) PLUS FREE postage on your kit. No obligation to sell, do parties or do anything more unless you want to. Plus you will be part of my fabulous friendly and supportive team, and have me as Australia's top demonstrator as your mentor. Contact me for more information or read more HERE.

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Have a happy March, and just let me know if I can help you with anything.

Claire