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.

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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.

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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.

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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