Stampin' Up! Avant Garden: One of the free Salabration 2017 choices with a qualifying order

Today we are having a look at Avant Garden, another of the free sets you can earn with Stampin' Up! during Saleabration 2017.  I really like this set, and it's been a popular choice with the mix of sentiments and abstract / realistic floral images. I really like the font on the sentiments, and it is photopolymer for great layering.

My card is a loose interpretation of one on the front colour of the Saleabration brochure as I really liked the colours that were used.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Today's colours are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron, with Whisper White. I have stamped some of the images off to give a multi shade effect. Flirty Flamingo is fast becoming one of my very favourite colours!

Stampin Up color / colour combination Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden Saleabration 2017 birthday card in Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration Delicate Details

This week I thought I would showcase some of the lovely stamp sets and other products you can get absolutely FREE with a $90 order during Stampin' Up!'s Saleabration promotion (read more HERE).

Today I am featuring Delicate Details.

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Delicate Details Saleabration 2017 stamp set.. One of the items you can choose Free with $90 order in my online store Jan 4th to March 31st 2017. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's a beautiful lace stamp set and can easily be lined up as it is Photopolymer. I have used Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo and Sahara Sand for my card, with the greeting stamped (from the new Window Shopping stamp set in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) in Early Espresso.

Stampin Up color combination Rose Red Early Espresso Flirty Flamingo. Click through for card sample/Here are some other samples which were made by the Stampin' Up! creative team.

Stampin Up Dellicate Details

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Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Honeycomb Happiness and Party With Cake trio of Birthday cards.

Today I am featuring 3 cards I made using the cute Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up! Saleabration as one of your choices when you spend over $90 in one transaction. That won't be hard with the 2016 Occasions Catalogue launching today also. How cute is the little bird?

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. Individual photos and details on my blog.

I made 3 versions of the card which was super quick and easy. Just watercoloured the bird and balloon using an Aquapainter and the ink from inside the ink pad. My colours are Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride. So Saffron and Pool Party.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

My greeting is from a new Occasions Catalogue set called Party With Cake. It has 6 awesome sentiment in this great typewriter font, as well as 6 other images.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

I've also used some of the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon which is new in the Occasions Catalogue, It's GORGEOUS! The balloon paper in the two cards above is the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, also from the Occasions Catalogue. The striped paper here is from the Subtles Designer paper Stack.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

Here' a closer look at the colour combination I have used, and the fabulous Honeycomb Happiness stamp set you can earn for FREE.

Stampin Up Colour Combination - click through for 3 samples using these colours

 

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set. Earn FREE with a $90 order before March 31st 2016

Hope you like today's projects. You can view the link to the product I have used in the online store by clicking on product images below.

Pop back again soon, I have lots of new projects to share.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Thank You Card

Another quick and simple card today using Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers stamp set and the Greetings Thinlits.

Wild About Flowers thenkyou card. Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

The flowers and stems on this Photopolymer stamp set are separate (so you can add various flower heads), but it's super easy to line them up with the guide on the stamp. This made the stamping off really easy as I just did the leaves first and the flowers. The triple banner punch made cutting the banner ends super easy, and then it was just popping the die cut sentiment on top.

Here's today's colour combination. I'm rather partial to this one. It seems fresh and summery in a cold Melbourne week.

Stampin Up Colour Combinations

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

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! Amazing Birthday for SB107

Hello! I was so inspired by Sandi's gold and Mint Macaron colour scheme in last weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team card, that I had to try out the same. I've used Stampin' Up!'s Amazing Birthday stamp set for this week's card.

Stampin up amazing birthday handmade birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I have to be honest, apart from the colour scheme, I really struggled getting the balance on this card right. In the end the only way I was remotely happy was to shorten the card a bit.

Here's the colour scheme which was inspired by Sandi MacIver (links to her two blogs below).

Colour combo 107

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

SB107Now it's time to visit all the lovely Stamping and Blogging girls around the world and see what they have made with this week's sketch:

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg  

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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Stampin' Up! Quick and Simple Thank You card - Sneak Peek

Hello friends.

You know sometimes you want to make a bunch of super simple thankyou cards to have on hand? Well that's was my project this past weekend. I wanted a quick and simple hand made card using Stampin' Up! products that I could mass produce. Our notecard and envelope packs are perfect to use for these, and I chose the crumb cake ones to whip up 20 of these:

Stampin' Up! quick and simpe thank you card. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

My stamp set is a new hostess set sneak peek from the 2015/16 Stampin' Up! catalogue, called A Whole Lot of Lovely. It's a great set of 4 stamps which coordinates with our 2" and 2.5" circle punches. I love using circles on my cards. It really balances the rectangle of the card.

3 ways this card was super simple and quick:

  • I used the new Triple Banner Punch (= totally LOVE this new tool) so was able to quickly create the banner ends on the 1" and 1.5" inch paper strips.
  • I stamped the greeting just in one colour and added colour later with a simple punched flowers. By stamping and then punching I didn't need to be too precise with my stamping.
  • I used the notecards and envelopes which are a perfect size and one quick stamp on the envelope customised the envelopes to match.

I loved using two of the new 2015/2017 Stampin' Up! In Colors on these cards too. Here is the colour combination for this project.

Colour combo thankyou 2

I have some more notecard size cards coming up later in the week. These are fabulous to have on hand for quick simple cards. You can find them here in my online store.

See you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Colour Combination Ideas

I love colour! It's one of the things that attracted me to Stampin' Up! because I loved I had so many cool things in coordinating colours. If you follow me on Pinterest, you will know that I love to pin colour combinations. I thought I'd take that one step further and introduce a weekly colour inspiration post.

stampin up australia colour combinations

This isn't a challenge (but of course I would LOVE you to try out my colour combinations and let me know how you it inspired you!). I just want to share some inspiring colour combinations I have come accross and show you these in action with a card or two.

This weeks colour inspiration is Pink Pirouette, Pool Party and Gold on this first card. It meant I could use the YUMMY Gold Bakers Twine, Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape and Sequin Trim

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 Love how those sequins can be placed individually as well too. This gives an extra sparkle to a card. I created the layered shape in the centre by using a combination of Oval Framelit, Banner Punch (free during Saleabration with a $90 order) and one of the shapes in the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Here's another card using the same colour combination. I am still in love with Chevrons and loved using the Chevron embossing folder and the Chevron patterned paper (from the Subtles paper stack). The flowers on  this one are from the Floral Fusion sizzlit die (just $9.50) and the greeting shape is from Apothecary Accents Framelits again.  The greeting is from Regarding Dahlia's stamp set.

stampin up australia colour combinations

Which is your favourite? Are you a quick and simple cardmaker or like a few extra details and texture? I'd love to hear from you and see what you create with this colour combination. 

Have a happy creative week,

Claire