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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Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2015: Chalk Talk for SB101

Hello friends.

Today we are saying goodbye to another favourite Stampin' Up! set of mine, Chalk Talk. This will only be available to order until June 2nd, or until sold out (also available in a bundle with matching Framelits). The wood mount set is 25% off. The Beautifully Baroque embossing folder I have used (which covers a whole card front) is also retiring and is 50% off. You can view all the retiring products (at discounts of up to 50% off) HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store.

The sketch is of course, this weeks Design Team sketch from Sandi for Stamping and Blogging. I love this sketch - very simple but leaves room for layers and texture. Embossing and using a range of trims is a great way to add texture to your cards. I have also popped a couple of the layers up with Dimensionals. My colours are Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Stampin Up! Chalk Talk stamp set (retiring, get in fast) for SB101 by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up! Chalk Talk stamp set (retiring, get in fast) for SB101 by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Melbourne Australia

 

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. It's a great sketch which could be used in many ways. You could use two coordinating DSP pieces for the background, or even turn it 90 degrees clockwise.

SB101

Now it's time to visit the Stamping and Blogging design team around the world to 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 

 

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Thanks for popping by today. Have a fabulous week,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Australia Saleabration set Simply Wonderful for SB89

Hello there. Today I'm playing with one of the free sets you can earn during Saleabration, which is our biggest sale of the year for Stampin' Up! here in Australia. The set is called Simply Wonderful which is a great set of 6 sentiments, two of which match perfectly with a couple of our punches (check out the links at the bottom of the page). My card layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging sketch which is SB89.

Club 1

Here's a closer look at the stamp set - you can earn this FREE with a $90 order in my online store during Saleabration. Check out all the details HERE.

Simply wonderful

I created the envelope for this card using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlit Die. The little tag inside was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. You can check out all the Stampin' Up! products I have used this week using the links at the end of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. As usual I have turned things upside town and sideways! 

SB 89 Jan 28

 

Now the fun part - you can check out all the fabulous creations from the other members of the Stamping and Blogging design team. 

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 enjoyed checking out this weeks card. If you would like to recreate it, check out the products I used at the end of this weeks post.

See you again soon. My boys are back at school Friday, so it's back to full time work for me. LOVE having such a family friendly job. 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Stacked with Love Valentines Card for SB87

Hello there. Today I have a Valentine's card for you featuring some new Stampin' Up! product from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, mixed up with some existing products. The layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design team sketch SB87.

Stampin Up Valentines Card featuring Stacked with Love DSP and Washi tape, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Heart Border Punch, Just Sayin' stamp set and matching Word Bubble framelits. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB87.

How cute is that Stacked with Love 'xoxo' paper? The Stacked with Love Washi Tape is going to be a firm favourite of mine too I think, along with the new Happy Heart Embossing Folder. You can view all the products I have used for this card in the links at the end of the page. Here's a closer look at the different layers.

SB87 close up

This is the sketch from Sandi that we had to play with this week.

SB 87 Jan 14

Now it's tome to fly around the world and visit my lovely Stamping and Blogging design team friends and see how they have interpreted the sketch! Have fun, and don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals below, as well as the links to this week's products in my online store. You get to choose at least one FREE Saleabration item with $90+ orders at the moment!

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 

 

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Weekly Deals 15th Jan

Have a fabulous week, and I'll see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Hello 2015, Hello Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration!

Lovely to see you stamping friends! I hope you are as pumped for 2015 as I am! Lots of exciting things happening in Stampin' Up! today, so let's jump right in!

New Products! We have a brand new Occasions Catalogue which started today and it's full of fabulous new products which I will be creating with over the coming months. Here's a couple of samples using one of the new bundles, Celebrate Today.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Ready to check out the new products? Before you do - make sure you read to the end of the post so you can find out how you earn a FREE Saleabration item for each $90 you spend (excluding postage) between today and March 31st. There are lots of different FREE items to earn, and you can also earn extra free product with orders over $300.

  • Spend $90 (excluding postage) in one order = 1 FREE Saleabration item
  • Spend $180 (excluding postage) in one order = 2 FREE Saleabration items
  • Spend $270 (excluding postage) in one order = 3 FREE Saleabration items
  • Spend $300 (excluding postage) in one order = 3 FREE Saleabration items PLUS $50 free product
  • Spend $360 (excluding postage) in one order = 4 FREE Saleabration items PLUS $50 free product
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Saleabration catalogue Stampin Up 2015 Australia

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Occasions Catalogue Stampin Up 2015 Australia

Here's one more sample for today, showing the versatility of the Celebrate Today bundle.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a look at the Celebrate Today Stamp Set and the matching Balloon Framelit Dies (buy them as a bundle for just $63.50). The paper I have used is Birthday Bash, which has some great bright colours and great designs for celebration cards. Two of the sheets include some gold foil in them which looks awesome! You can check out the links to all the products I have used at the bottom of the post.

Celebrate Today Stampin Up Buy Online in Australia

 

Balloon Framelits stampin up buy online in Australia

Birthday bash DSP Stampin Up Buy Online in Australia

 

I hope you have lots of fun checking out the new products! I'll be back tomorrow with another sample for you and the return of our worldwide Stamping and Blogging challenges for 2014. Until then, stay happy :)

Claire


Stampin' Up! Flower Patch and Flower Fair Framelits Congratulations Card

Hello there.

A quick share today of a congrats card using the lovely Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair Framelits from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Annual Catalogue (links to my online store for all products used is at the end of my post).

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch and Flower Fair Framelits Congratulations Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I'm a bit annoyed with myself for the greeting not being straight :( I liked how my colours turned out though: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate. I am LOVING Smoky Slate (the lighter of the two greys) right now.

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch and Flower Fair Framelits Congratulations Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Framelits make it so easy to have precision cutting. The matching Flower Flair Framelits for this stamp set are super east to line up using the magnetic platform. I have also used the Banner Framelits, and the Large Polka Dot embossing folder with my BigShot. You can check all the supplies out below my signature.

I hope you enjoy today's card.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging

How cute are these little houses in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Home stamp set? The set is a photopolymer one with lots of extra little bits and pieces to create cute Christmas scenes. It's perfect for paper piecing too. I've used this weeks sketch (SB80) from Stamping and Blogging to come up with today's card.

Stampin Up Holiday Home Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia, for Stamping and Blogging

I've added some Christmas bling in the form of some rhinestones coloured with Blendabilities, glimmer paper and some gold twine. I think gold and Blackberry Bliss look fabulous together. You can view all the products I have used in the card using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Holiday Home Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia, for Stamping and Blogging

 

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

SB80Now it's time to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Stamping and Blogging design team. Enjoy!

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 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Be The Star and matching Star Framelet Dies

Hello. It's Wednesday which means it's time for the Stamping and Blogging DT Challenge. Sandi has given us another lovely sketch to work with today. Here's my interpretation:

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This card is quite different to my usual style, but you know sometimes you need a quick, clean and simple card to congratulate someone on something awesome. I like to make those cards bright and cheerful and I think Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and a little bling do the job well.

The Star Framelit Dies (which I used to cut the stars) are a fabulous investment and we now have 3 different stamp sets they coordinate perfectly with. Here's the 'Be The Star' stamp set I used today. You can view all the other products I used on today's card in the links at the bottom of the post.

Be The Star Stampin UpHere's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week:

SB79

Now it's time to see what the other Stampin and Blogging girls around the world 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 

Thanks again for stipping by today. See you back here again tomorrow. 

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Merry Everything for Stamping and Blogging

Hello friends. 

Today I have a Christmas card for you, featuring Merry Everything from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. This set is a great set of 5 tag stamps, with a matching Note Tag Punch. The card s based on this weeks sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up Merry Everything Christmas card with Note Tag Punch by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

My colours are Lost Lagoon and Old Olive. The watercolour background is a lot more subtle in the real card but was difficult to photograph true to colour. The little snowflakes stamped over the watercolour background are from Endless Wishes from the Holiday Catalogue (stamped in Lost Lagoon). You can check out all the supplies I have used in the links at the bottom of this post.

Stampin Up Merry Everything Christmas Card Claire daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

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

SB78

 

Now it's time to see what else the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls have done with this weeks 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 

 

Hope you enjoy this week's blog hop. Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Tag Talk and Festival of Trees for Stamping and Blogging Sketch 77

Hello lovely friends! It's Wednesday which means it's time to visit my lovely fellow Stamping and Blogging DT members around the world for sketch challenge time. I have to confess I found this weeks sketch quite challenging! However, I managed to do 2 cards for you this week :). For this one, I flipped the sketch.

Stampin' Up! Tag Talk and Festival of Trees for Stamping and Blogging Sketch 77 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia

The Tag Talk stamp set and matching Label Bracket Punch is one of my favourite greeting sets! I particularly love this birthday greeting. You can check out all the products I have used in the links at the end of the post.  The paper I have used here is the All Abloom paper stack.

My second take on the sketch was a Christmas card using Festival of Trees and the All is Calm product suite. I also popped some silver foil vellum behind the layers.

Stampin' Up! Tag Talk and Festival of Trees for Stamping and Blogging Sketch 77 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia

My greeting here is the lovely Good Greetings stamp set. This set can only be earned with a $300 workshop total or order and there is now just 16 days left as the promotion ends on 31st October. It's a MUST HAVE greeting set - 19 fabulous greetings and you can choose either wood mount or clear mount. Here's a look at the stamp set. To get your free set, just contact me with a qualifying order or shop via the online store (you will be prompted to choose your free set when you are choosing the $50 free product you also earn with that order)

Good greetings stampin up

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

SB77

 

Now it's time to visit the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design team girls around the world. Since it will be midnight when this post goes live, I'll be checking first thing in the morning for their fab creations and leaving them some comment love!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand

 

Thanks for visiting me today. I look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow as I have lots more to share with you this week. Have a happy day,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Flower Patch Birthday Card with Flowerpot DSP

Hello lovely stampers. Today's card share uses the fabulous Flower Patch bundle again from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Australia Catalogue. 

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch Birthday Card with Flowerpot DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colours were chosen entirely by the combinations in the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (this colour coordination is one of the things I love about Stampin' Up!). I have used Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango.

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch Birthday Card with Flowerpot DSP by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you would like to recreate today's card, you can check out the items you need in the links below my signature.

Thanks for popping by today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend with some relaxation time!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees for Stamping and Blogging

Today's card was inspired by the weekly sketch from Stamping and Blogging, SB73. Each week myself and the rest of the design team right around the world blog hop around our take on the sketch. I have chosen Festival of Trees stamp and matching punch from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue to use this week.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees for SB73 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I know I have been using this matching stamp set and punch a lot, but it's just SO versatile it always seems to fit what I have in mind. The trees look great stamped and punched, or even just punched from patterned paper. I have used a combination here.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees for SB73 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

The beautiful die cut 'Joy' word can be found in the Wonderful Wreath framelits pack, along with some other elements. I have also used one of my favourite Stampin' Up! Christmas embossing folders, Northern Flurry.You can find links to all of the products I have used in this weeks card at the end of the post.

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

SB73

Now it's time to visit all the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world to see their interpretation of the sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

If you would like to recreate today's card, check out all the stamping ingredients using the links below. You can place orders with me by email, or via my Online Stampin' Up! Store and have your orders sent directly to you anywhere in Australia.

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See you back here again 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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See you back here again for tomorrows card. 

Claire


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card for Stamping and Blogging

Hello lovely stampers. Today I'm using Festival of Trees Stamp Set and matching punch from the Stampin'  Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue. to put this shaker card together using a sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

I had lots of fun putting this one together. This stamp set and punch is so versatile - you must get it! You can check out all the products I used in the product links at the end of this post. Here's a close up. 

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

See the cool greeting here?  This one is from Good Greetings, an awesome greeting set which is FREE to anyone who places a $300 order, or hosts a party where sales go past $300 between now and the end of October. it's a great time to combine some orders with friends. Plus you also get $50 free product. The lucky hostess in my stamp by mail Hostess Clubs will also get this set free - sign up HERE for my next club. Here's a look at the Good Greetings stamp set. Contact me if you are interested in earning yours FREE.

Good greetings

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week for the Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge. We needed to use washi tape and I had lots of fun playing with the All is Calm Washi Tape, which perfectly coordinates with several of our Stampin'  Up! Colours including Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Silver and Pear Pizazz.

SB 71 Sept 3

Now it's time to check out what all the fabulous Stamping and Blogging design team girls have been up to with this same 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 

If you would like to recreate my card today, click on the links below to be taken to that product in the online store.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of a couple of sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. The products from this catalogue are available to purchase in Australia from August 28th. So many of my demo friends are saying this is the best Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue ever and I think I agree (contact me if you would like one sent out). This card is based on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch SB69. I always look forward to seeing what the fabulous design team come up with each week.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

I had all sorts of problems photographing this card well. I was a bit disorganised today so ended up doing it this evening so it was difficult to catch the true colour and sparkle. I've used shimmer white cardstock as well. Love the weight and subtle shimmer of this off white card.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

The trees are stamped using the Photopolymer set Festival of Trees and it's super cool matching Christmas Tree punch! The washi tape and DSP are part of the new All is Calm range and the snowflakes (from Endless Wishes stamp set), trees and greeting have been stamped in Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Smoky Slate to match.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and Endless Wishes for SB69

I highlighted three of the snowflakes  by over-stamping with the smaller snowflake in Smoky Slate, adding one of the cool new frosted snowflake sequins from the All is Calm product suite, and added an adhesive rhinestone on top.

Here's the sketch we had to work with for this weeks challenge.

SB69 Aug 20

Now it's time to head off around the world and see what the fabulous Stamping and Blogging design team girls have done with the 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 

 No product links for these stamp sets just yet as they are part of the awesome new Holiday Catalogue. I can send you a free catalogue - just contact me and I can pop a complementary catalogue in the mail.

See you back here again soon,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

Hello lovelies. Feeling festive? I was yesterday while Iwas playing with this fabulous new bundle in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. It's called Bright and Beautiful, and it's been released a month earlier than the catalogue at a special 15% off bundle price. It will be in the holiday catalogue but you wont be able to get it at the discounted bundle price.

Here is my Christmas card and star bauble / decoration I was able to make with this bundle. 

Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card and Star Decoration

I have stamped the star image in Cherry Cobbler onto Typeset DSP for the layers. The centre layer is gold embossing on crumb cake. I also twirled some linen thread in there for some extra texture.

Brght and beautiful cherry cobbler close up.

For the star decoration, I attached this to some cardstock to make it firmer. To make these star decorations, you just need two of the largest stars. Then score the centre of each point through to the opposite indented 'v' point. Do this with all 5 points on each side. Then fold the scores on the points outwards and the valleys inwards. Finally join both stars together with Fast Fuse.

If you love this bundle, grab it for 15% off before the special ends on August 31st (you will be able to buy the stamp set and star framelits individually after that date). Just click on the product links below under the signature.

BigShot 3

There are other bundles available at 15% off too, as part of the Big Shot Free Bundle promotion. You can either buy the bundles at 15% during August, or get one FREE when you purchase a BigShot.

View the Bigshot Promotion products (including the bright and beautiful bundle) in the online store.

Have a happy day and see you back here soon,

Claire

Stampin' Up! Products Used Today


Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61

Hello lovelies, it's challenge time today over at Stamping and Blogging and I have a card to share with you featuring the Just Sayin' stamp set, matching Word Bubble Framelits and the lovely new Beach Hut Washi Tape.

Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I love the bright happy colours in this washi tape: Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Real Red. Washi tape makes for quick and easy card embellishment don't you think? You'll be able to purchase this set from next Tuesday when the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2014 goes live in Australia, I'm so excited! I've also used the Just Sayin' Stamp Set and Word Bubble Framelits, and layered them within two ovals cut using the Oval Framelits. I have pierced around the outside using the Paper Piercer and the Occasions Paper Piercing Template. Finally I embellished with some adhesive rhinestones and a punched heart.

Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's this weeks sketch we had to work with. I decided to take a little creative twist with the washi tape placement!

SB61

I know what you will love what the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team have done with this weeks challenge. Check out their creations on their blogs:

 Sandi MacIver USA 

Amy Koenders USA

Michelle Last UK

Lee Conrey USA

If you would like to recreate my card today, you can click on the items I have used below to view or purchase them in my Online Stampin' Up! store.

Just 3 places left now in my July stamp clubs to get 3 free projects from me each month, so get in this week - 2 spots in the cardmaking club and 1 spot in the Project Life / Scrapbooking Club. All details HERE.

Have a great day and see you back here soon,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Saleabration Sweet Sorbet DSP meets Secret Garden

Saleabration is just around the corner! Here's a sneak peek of this years lovely Saleabration DSP, called Sweet Sorbet. The coordinating colours to this DSP are Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding. Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand and Basic Black.

Stampin Up Saleabration Australia Sweet Sorbet

This DSP is a great match for our Secret Garden stamp set and matching Framelits which I have used in this card. The greeting is from a new stamp set coming soon, called Perfect Pennants.

secret garden stampin up

If you would like to get a Saleabration or new Occasions seasonal catalogue(both starting January 28th), and you don't already have a regular demonstrator, email me here.

Join one of my Stampin' Up! Clubs for Freebies and VIP Benefits

If you would like to receive 3 projects a month from me as well as earn a minimum of $50 in free products, join one of my VIP Stampin' Up! clubs starting in early February. All the details HERE.

I'll be back to posting regularly again now, so see you back here again soon,

Claire


5 ways with Stampin' Up! Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set

With the 25% off 25 stamps special on until October 29th, I wanted to bring my fave Christmas stamp set back into focus. This gorgeous Ornament Keepsakes stamp set is 25% off ths week. It's available in wood mount or clear mount either by email or online  (if you purchase online, tick the 'allow demonstrator to contact me' box when you set up your profile, so I can send you information about customer benefits exclusive to me).

Ornament Keepsakes stampin up 

Here are five ways I have used this gorgeous stamp set. As you can see it is super versatile! In this card I have teemed it with Flowering Flourishes and Greetings of the Season stamp set. Each of the ornaments are covered with Dazzling Diamonds for extra sparkle.

stampin up ornament keepsakes

In this card, I have inked up the stamp in Almost Amethyst and then sponged some Perfect Plum ink around the outside (using a sponge dauber) before stamping.

stampin up ornament keepsakes
This card is a bit more vintage. I have used Coordinations Cardstock which I have sanded, and have also added some spongeing, lace and antique embellishments. I have also used the circle stamp as an extra layer on this rnament.

stampin up ornament keepsakes

This one is clean and simple using Encore gold ink for the greeting, and Elegant Eggplant for the ornament.

Ornament keepsakes 2

Finally, is another vintage ornament, this time embossed in Early Espresso Embossing Powder.

Ornament keepsakes

You can also make gorgeous ornaments from this stamp set. This instruction document from Stampin' Up! shows you how. You can download it here:  Download Paper Ornaments from Stampin Up

Psper ornaments by su
Hurry - grab this stamp set or any of the other 24 sets you fall in love with for 25% off while the sale is on. Ends October 28th at 11.50 EST. View and purchase online HERE. be sure to tick 'Allow Demonstrator to Contact Me).

Hope you are having a happy and creative week,

Claire

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Trend: Hexagons using Afternoon Picnic DSP and a tip to use your ribbon scraps.

Hexagons are huge in crafting right now. In the 2013 Annual Catalogue Stampin' Up! released the Hexagon Punch and the matching Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set. There is also a super pretty DSP called Afternoon Picnic with a hexagon pattern included in the designs.

stampin up hexagon six sided sampler
 This paper features some of my absolute favourite Stampin' Up! Colours right now: Crushed Curry (how yummy is that Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon), Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Smokey Slate.

Ribbon Tip: I keep off cuts of ribbon in a little bowl near my craft desk, so when I want to add some additional texture or colour to a card, I can tie little extra bits around the main ribbon I have used. In this sample I have used some crochet trim and Wisteria Wonder bakers twine that I had in my cut-offs bowl. Love this effect.

stampin up afternoon picnic dsp
If you love the Hexagons, this Six Sided Sampler set and the matching Hexagon Punch are one of the items you can get a 15% discount on if you buy them in a bundle. See all the bundle offer on one page HERE.

Here's a quick run down of the main products used in this card:

Afternoon Picnic DSP (12 double sided sheets - 12x12)

Stampin Up Afternoon Picnic DSP

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon (9.1m)

Crushed curry chevron ribbon stampin up
Six Sided Sampler and Hexagon Punch Bundle

Hexgon bundle
Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow with another creation.

Claire