Art With Heart Team May Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!

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Hello there. It's blog hop time again with my super talented team members from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team in Australia. Today we would like to preview some of the amazing new products from the upcoming 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which launches on June 1st. Be sure to ask any of the girls along the way for a copy of the new catalogue! We love to share what we are making with each other and with the stamping community. This is just one of the fun sharing activities we do each month, so if you are looking for a fun community of stampers to join ask us how quick, easy and affordable it is.

I am focusing on the Daisy Delight bundle of stamp set and punch for my cards. These will be available to purchase June 1st and there is a lovely coordinating Designer Series Paper as well.

  Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

For this card I have embossed the daisy twice onto Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured over the top using two of the new InColours, Powder Pink and Berry Burst. Once dry, I cut out with the daisy punch and layered with a dimensional. The new Faceted Gems (also coming June 1st) are perfect flower centres, They come in clear (shown here) and gold.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

In my second card, I have featured some of the  Beautiful Daisy Designer paper, along with paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (LOVE THIS!). You will also spy a new punch shape, and a new greeting from a great birthday stamp set / bundle called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This time I have stamped the daisy in Wisteria Wonder ink onto the same coloured cardstock. I have used a cold faceted gem for the flower centre.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Beautiful Daisy DSP, Wood Texture DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Faceted Gems

My final card features what I am sure is going to be one of my new favourite colour combinations for the new catalogue - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. This time I curled the daisy petals a little and added some Lemon Lime Ink (which turned out too hard to see because it's such a perfect match to the cardstock). For the flower centre, I have coloured some of the Perfect White Accents (in current catalogue) with a black sharpie and grouped them together.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

For my background, I smooshed (that is a word you know!) onto a non stick BBQ sheet and then spritzed it and pressed the Shimmery White cardstock onto it (I did each colour separately).  You will also notice a new trim - and it's COPPER!! It's a loose -weave copper trim with zig zag stitching and will be available on June 1st. The cool thing is you can spread the fibres out which gives a great distressed look. 

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

 

I have you have enjoyed my sneak peek. I am sure you are going to love everything the girls have for you tonight. We get so excited when it's blog hop night, as the process of sharing with each other is equally as exciting for us as sharing with you! We have such a lovely group of friends in our team and it's great to see some of the newer team members developing the confidence to start blogging and sharing their creations. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, ask about joining our fabulous Art With Heart Team.  It is such a friendly and supportive stamping community.

Next up on the blog hop is my lovely friend Sharon Davern. Sharon has recently returned to blogging after a longish break so we are very excited to have her sharing her creations again, The blog hop is full circle, so if you have any problems, you can just click on a name below to get started again. Now off to Sharon's Blog.

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  1. Tina Gillespie
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4.  Kate Morgan
  5.  Andrea Robert
  6.  Rachel Palmieri
  7.  Alisha Watson
  8.  Kimberly Hern
  9.  Monika O'Neill
  10.  Claire Daly  (<--- you are here)
  11.  Sharon Davern
  12.  Rachel Woollard
  13.  Caroline Manwaring
  14.  Judy May
  15.  Catherine Proctor
  16.  Rebecca Jacovou




Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Thinlits and Beautiful You 2017 Mothers Day Card

Today I'm blogging a layered mothers day card I made for 2017, using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (loved the copper foiling in this paper) - This product is retiring, but still available until sold out in the retiring products section of my Stampin' Up! Online Store. I have used the paper piecing technique for the dress, and a block pattern on a later of Crumb Cake cardstock as the second layer on the card. See the links at the end of the post for the remaining products I have used (the greeting is from Oh So Succulent stamp set).

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

What's Happening in May:

Enrolments now open for my Marker Club and Stamp at Home clubs - get extra products and monthly tutorials, all from the comfort of your own home. Be quick to sign up.

Retiring products still available until sold out - some discounted up to 50%

New annual catalogue coming in the second half of May. Anyone who purchases $50 product from me this month will automatically have one sent out (unless you are already on the list).

New release Eastern Palace bundles available NOW (including 3 new ink pads and free gifts / tutorial with bundle).

 

Thanks for stopping by today. You can find all the products I have used in today's card by using the links below my signature (te Affectionately Yours Paper Pack wasn't showing, but as of today is definitely still available in the online store HERE) . Have a great day.

Claire

Product List 

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$49.00
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
$54.00
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
$14.00
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
$14.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$50.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set
$36.50

Stampin' Up! So Very Much 2017 Saleabration stamp set - time is running out!

I love this big 'thankyou' stamp from the Stampin' Up! So Very Much stamp set in the 2017 Saleabration catalogue. These were the thank you cards for last months online hostess club customers. Just place an online order using this months hostess code and you can receive a card too.

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have gold embossed the greeting onto Shimmery White cardstock. The beautiful background paper is from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Just a few bits and pieces of embellishments finish off the card (see all the links below for product I have used). 

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The beautiful metallic gold flecked ribbon is one of the Saleabration choices too. You get  Pack which has 6.4m of the gold flecked and 6.4m of the silver flecked. Awesome ribbon!!

Stampin Up So Very Much Thank you card for Saleabration 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I think this Falling in Love Designer paper would be perfect for scrapbook pages, wedding and engagement projects and much more. It's just so pretty, Find it HERE in my online store.

Falling in Love DSP Stampin Up - Available in my Online Stiore

I love the Classic Label punch I have used for the 'so very much' smaller part of the sentiment too. It too me a little while to warm to it, but now I have it I LOVE it! It's a more modern version of the Word Window punch for me, and is perfect for those smaller sentiments. You can view it HERE in my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

Classic label Punch from Stampin Up - available in my Online StoreDon't forget - just 16 days to earn those Saleabration bonus products (see my post below re the list of what you can choose).

Also just 16 days to take advantage of this fabulous offer to join Stampin' Up! and save over 60% - more details HERE.

 

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Stampin' Up! Moon Baby and Paper Piecing Technique

A lovely friend recently had a baby girl, so I got to make a girly card. This was lots of fun since I have a house full of boys here. I turned to the lovely Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This stamp set has been proving very popular for colouring, but I decided to use the paper-piecing technique instead.

Stampin Up Moon baby  card, Occasions 2017, paper piecing technique. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The beautiful Sweet Sugarplum Gingham paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. There's also a little bit of the Falling in Love DSP in there (the small banner piece behind the banner and paper-pieced in the umbrella.

Stampin Up Moon baby  card, Occasions 2017, paper piecing technique. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the lovely Moon Baby stamp set.

Moon Baby Stamp Set from Stampin Up - perfect for baby cards. Available in my online store.I hope you like today's card. You can check out all the supplies I have used to make this card using the link at the end of the post.

 

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Saleabration & Monthly Hostess Code

Just 18 days left to earn your choice of these free goodies with a $90 order. If you are placing your order online (see three ways to order HERE), then don't forget to use this months Hostess Code to get a free extra gift in April.

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Saleabration Freebies available until March 31st 2017. Choose one with each $90 in an order.

 Oh and if you want the absolute best deal of all - don't miss the amazing offer to join up as a happy hobby demonstrator! Details HERE.

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Thanks for popping in today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

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First Art with Heart Stampin Up blog hop for 2017: Occasions and Saleabration Inspiration

Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!

2017 Blog Hop

If you place an order with me or any of my team on the hop here during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me or any of the team during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! Ask me about joining today.

My two favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue are the Beautiful You stamp set and the new Watercolor Pencils. I've put these together for a birthday card today.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I used the watercokour pencils for both the background water wash and the image colouring. I love how you can get so many different effects using the pencils. The colours I have used are Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The background cardstock is Basic Grey and the patterned paper behind the image is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Finally I have popped one of the Finding Love embellishments onto the image to finish off.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour Pencils. You can purchae these in my online store using the shop now button in the right hand column or phone / text / email me directly/

  Beautiful You

WC pencils

Next up on the blog hope we have Rachel Woollard.

2017 Blog Hop End

If you miss anyone or lose your place, you can just click on any of the names below to get started again,

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly  (You are here)
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the blog hop.

Claire

 


Beautiful You Bundle Offer / January Online Stampin' Up! Class

Hello lovely people.

I'm offering on Online Class in January featuring the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs. These cards will include layers and embellishments and have all the pieces pre-cut ready for you to stamp, colour and assemble. Here's one of the cards we will be making, to show you the detail. The watercolour pencils will be used three different ways to make these cards and there will be a short video showing those techniques.

  Beautiful You sample 2

There are two options to purchase (Australian residents only):

  1. Purchase the bundle of 3 products from me and get the class kit, instructions and access to videos for free. With this option you can also choose a free Saleabration choice.
  2. Purchase the class kit with materials, instructions and access to videos to make the 6 cards for $25.00

 

Here's the product we will be using for this class. Firstly if you buy the bundle, you will be getting these three products (choose wood mount or clear mount for the stamp set).

Beautiful You Stamp Set, Watercolour Pencils and Aquapainters.

Beautiful You WC pencils

AquapaintersTo complete the cards you will also need adhesive, Dimensional foam dots, scissors and a waterproof black ink pad (Black archival or Black Stazon). That's it!

 

Ordering Instructions - ** Orders close January 15th for both options. Australian Residents Only **

Option 1: Buy the Bundle and get the card kit free

  • Clear Mount Bundle - $96.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling
  • Wood Mount Bundle - $115.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling

How to order by January 15th

  • Call or text me on 0412120498 and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Email me and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Order these three products in my online store using Hostess Code EDSZMZJK (please note this wont qualify you for a free gift as you are already getting the card kit free). If you have a product, you can substitute for something of a similar value. 

Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.

 

Option 2: Buy just the kit and Access to instructions / videos, but use your own products.

This option can be purchased by PayPal (if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay by credit card through PayPal using this link). 

Please note:

  • This is for Australian residents only and for personal use
  • Orders close January 15th
  • Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.
  • If you are one of my direct team members, instructions/videos will be provided free of charge so don't sign up here!

Purchase the card kit and instructions/videos via PayPal for $25.00

 

 

 Back later with some Saleabration samples.

Claire

 

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Faux Silk 2016 Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness

Hello stampers, I'm back to Christmas cards today. The faux silk stamping technique (described below) makes a great textured background for Christmas cards. It's super simple to do so you could easily do a few at a time. I have used Holly Berry Happiness stamp set from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which worked really well for the repetitive effect I wanted.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My colours are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, with gold in the embossed greeting (also from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set) and coiled twine under the greeting.

Stampin Up 2016 Christmas card using faux silk technique and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Faux Silk Technique Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of tissue paper a couple of centimeters (or an inch if you are metric) larger than the cardstock you are adhering it to. My tissue paper is adhered to a piece of Whisper White in the image above.
  2. Stamp your images over the tissue paper. Allow to dry a couple of minutes.
  3. Screw the tissue paper up in a tight ball, and then very carefully unravel the paper. Smooth it out but not completely as you still want a few creases left.
  4. Using a glue-stick, apply glue all over the cardstock piece you are going to adhere the tissue paper to.
  5. Adhere the tissue paper, leaving a few creases as shown. Wrap the excess tissue paper around to the back of the cardstock and adhere with the glue-stick (this gives a neater finish than trimming).

That' all there is to it! Easy isn't it?

Here's a closer look at the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set (you can view all of the products I have used today by using my online store product links at the end of the post).

Holly Berry Happiness available from my online Stampin Up store in Australia

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

Claire

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Collage Stamping Technique and ATC Swap using Stampin' Up! In This World Stamp Set

One of the great things we do on my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team Facebook group is a monthly ATC stamping technique share. It's great for our hobby and business demos to get involved in and really fun to share with team members right across Australia when we get our swap ATCs back in the mail.

Last month's technique was collage stamping, and the In This World stamp set from the 2016 Annual Catalogue was perfect for the technique. I also decided to make a card to go with the ATC.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My Stampin' Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and I have also added some Copper Embossing (the butterfly on the ATC, and ink splotches on the card). It's super easy to create this effect with just layers of stamping on a Very Vanilla background.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love the vintage look of the stamps in this set. I think this set would be great for male cards as well.

Collage stamping technique using Stampin Up In This World stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the In This World stamp set. Isn't it fabulous? I'll definitely be looking at other ways to use this vintage / antique inspired stamp set.

In This World

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Hope you are having a great weekend,

Claire

 

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First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop - Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Unite!

Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm really pleased to be a part of this fabulous tribute.

For my pink projects, I have made a set of cards featuring my favourite pink right now, Sweet Sugarplum.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I have created my background by sponging the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 3 different patterns in the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I've added a die cut and greeting from the Sunshine Sayings bundle, along with some Fancy Frost Sequins, Soft Sky cardstock and Silver Glimmer paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

 

Lots of other global demonstrators have played along today, so have fun discovering lots more pink projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you're at Claire Daly's blog in Melbourne, Australia). Thanks for stopping by.


Star of Light Bundle on a Galaxy Background

A couple of nights ago I was browsing Pinterest and came across a lovely card using this bundle on a sponged background (I'd love to tell you who made it, but unfortunately it didn't lead to any blog or web page to identify it). It sparked an idea in me to use the Galaxy background technique with the Star of Light Bundle from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used copper embossing and copper foil paper as highlights which I think look great with the rich colours of the background.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the background technique, there are a few good videos floating around from Kristina Werner, Wendy Cranford and Alisa Tilsner. Here's the basic steps though:

Step 1: Add splotches of watercolour wash to watercolour paper using an Aquapainter. You want all the paper covered, but try not to go over two many areas with more than one colour. I used Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry and Tangelo Twist for this step. Dry thoroughly front and back after this.

Galaxy 6

Step 2: Make up a watercolour wash using Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy reinkers (I used twice as much Night of Navy to Elegant Eggplant) and apply (with an aquapainter) over the top of the coloured areas in a random way. You want to leave a few areas with less wash over it compared to others. Once you are happy (remembering it will dry lighter), dry thoroughly by leaving to air dry or using a heat gun on both sides.

Galaxy 8

Step 3: Water down some acrylic paint or craft ink and apply with a flicking motion onto the paper using an old paintbrush. I ended up with some streaky bits but I quite liked these as it gave the effect of shooting stars! This stage tool a long time to dry so I ended up blotting the dots of paint which probably muted the effect on my sample.

Galaxy 9

If you watch one of the videos you will definitely get the idea and it's a cool technique.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Thanks for popping by today, 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Star of Light Bundle Take 2 - another Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Hello happy crafters. Welcome back to my blog. Today I have another Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek for you, It's a different coloured version of the Star of Light Bundle card that I shared with you last week.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

This time I have used Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Silver. The white star has been clear embossed onto the Whisper White cardstock. The emboss resist technique is an easy way to get some extra wow on your cards.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

 

The Holiday Catalogue sales period starts this coming week (on September 1st) which is very exciting! 

Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia.

 

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  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow.

Claire


Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. Star of Light Bundle.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas card making season don't you think? The brand new 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue sales period starts 1st September but one of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting to pre-order and play with the products a month early. This gorgeous Star of Light bundle of stamp set and matching thinlits was first on my wish list.

2016 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue sneak peek. Star of Light stamp set / bundle Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Close ups and instructions on my blog.

I love the elongated star shape and the intricate detail on both the stamp set and thinlit die. I am also LOVING Emerald Envy for Christmas. Here it is paired with Mint Macaron and silver.

2016 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue sneak peek. Star of Light stamp set / bundle Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Emboss resist and sponging techniques.

I clear embossed the stamped image and then sponged some Mint Mararon ink over the top. I stamped some smaller stars in Emerald Envy and layered two die cut stars in Emerald Envy and Min Macaron. I added some adhesive rhinestones and embossed my greeting in silver to finish off the card.

2016 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue sneak peek. Star of Light stamp set / bundle Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You will want to get your hands on a 2016 Holiday Catalogue to see all the cool new products. Just register your name HERE and I will send you one out.

 

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  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
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Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP and sponge brayers

Hello crafty ones, time to share some more cards with you :)

These were two cards I made last weekend when I was on a crafting weekend away with some friends. I wanted to try out the Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral DSP and new sponge brayers. The paper comes already clear embossed with a pattern (there are 12 sheets in 12x12" size, 2 sheets of 6 different patterns and only 3 are floral). I used one of the 3 non-floral patterns on this one. These 3 patterns would be perfect for masculine cards.

Emboss resist 1

I used the sponge brayers to apply Dapper Denim ink, and then used copper embossing on the greeting. This greeting stamp is called Stylised Birthday and is a single stamp. I really like it!

Emboss resist 1a

For this next card, I used two ink colours: Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. The copper emboosing looks reat with these colours too.

Emoss resist flamingo peach

Emoss resist flamingo peach 2a

There are so many fabulous looks you can get with this paper. I would really recommend you having a play with it. With the sponge brayers, you get 4 sponges and 2 brayer handles in the box too. You can check out everything I've used on these cards using the links at the end of this post.

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I had a big box of 2016 Holiday Catalogues arrive on Friday and I'll be mailing them out towards the end of this week. If you don't have a demonstrator, or your demonstrator is no longer active, Register HERE and I will send you out a free copy!

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  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
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Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Watercolour Hydrangea Card

Hello lovely friends.

Have you heard about the fantastic Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin Up that is a limited time release and available to purchase only between August 2-31st? It makes a fabulous Hydrangea and a whole heap of other lovely things! My purchasing customers received step by step instructions to make this card this month. Place an order with me this month and I will forward you the newsletter with the instructions in too. Here's information about how to order.

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Here's a closer look at the beautiful products. Find the bundle HERE in my online store (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlets) 
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Here's some more samples using this beautiful suite of products.

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Thoughtful Branches 2

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Here's what's available, but remember it's available 2-31st August only. Also don't forget to use my August Online order hostess code for  free gift in September.

August Hostess Code = 9M2CVRAJ

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Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa Vintage Teacup Birthday Card

Hello lovelies,

Today I have a vintage tea pot card for you using the Stamin' Up! A Nice Cuppa bundle - I had so much fun making this card and love the grungy way the tea cup turned out. Read on for tips.

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Tips to create this card:

  1. First up I used the beautiful Timeless Textures background stamp (using Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe ink) to add some grunge onto the base Crumb Cake stamp set. I also stamped onto the piece of Typeset specialty DSP.
  2. For the teacup, I clear embossed the tea cup image onto a piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. I wasn't particularly careful about getting an even and deep cover of Versamark ink before I embossed, because I wanted a grungy look.
  3. Next I used my brayer to run Early Espresso ink over the entire image making sure there was good coverage in the areas that weren't embossed. I then used a paper towel to clean off the ink from the embossed areas.
  4. The tea cup image was cut out using the Cups and Kettles Framelit die.
  5. Finally I added some embellishments for extra texture - Tea Lace Doily, ribbon, linen thread.
  6. My greeting is from Balloon Celebrations. I really love the whimsical nature of the greeting!

 

Would you like to learn more techniques and get a FREE stamping kit in the mail each month, with tutorials? All from the comfort of your own home?

I have my regular virtual/by mail stamp clubs starting in June!

My stamp at home clubs are suitable for beginner to advanced stampers and can help you to:

  • Learn how to get the best use from your existing Stampin' Up! products
  • Earn lots of free products and get to choose from the Hostess only section in the catalogues on the month you are hostess
  • Spread your purchases over 6 months
  • Learn new stamping techniques. I have some exciting new technique planned this year!
  • Learn new card layout ideas and fancy folds
  • Have some creative 'me' time without leaving home
  • Sample some new Stampin' Up! products
  • Slowly build up your own stamping supplies within your own budget

You can participate from anywhere in Australia as it's all done by email and mail. Imagine getting happy mail from me each month in your letterbox.

Clubs go for 6 months (June to November), and you will get:

  • 4 exclusive detailed projects each month (including physical materials to complete them excluding stamped images). You also receive PDF instructions for each project and some video instructions if needed. 2 projects will relate to a stamping technique you will learn, one will be a fancy fold or unusual shape or type of card, and the last project will showcase a suite of products.
  • A MINIMUM of $50 free product on the month you are hostess (I've had hostesses earn over $100 though by welcoming extra outside orders, I can coach you on that) including being able to choose from the exclusive hostess section
  • Occasional samples of new embellishments, new colour cardstock or Designer Series Paper
  • Free Catalogues and yours will be in the first group mailed out.
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Something that I know some of my regular club girls do, is set up a day or night once a month to have fun, get together and work on the monthly projects, You will each have your kits and instructions, and if you let me know when signing up before the close date, I can usually make sure you are all in the same group so your purchases go towards each others Stampin' Rewards :) If you don't have any crafty friends that want to join, that's totally fine too!

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You're So Lovely Kit and Stamp Set from Stampin Up 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

Over the last few weeks, I've been having a play with one of the kits in the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalogue, called You're So Lovely. Gold foil is so on trend right now, and this kit is a base kit you can play with to create some looks of your choice.

Let me show you some of the things I have made with this kits so far, and then I'll explain more about why I love the kit. I made a whole bunch of Congrats cards to send for some recent team achievements.

 

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

  Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia
 

For these ones I added a few extra embellishments: some of the gold Metallic glitter tape which is one of the Saleabration choices, some gold buttone and some twine/linen thread. The butterfly die cut are included in the kit, along with the sponge brayer to colour them any colour you like.

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the products. First up there is the kit which contains enough supplies to make 12 cards (with envelopes) and 12 gift bags. I'll be showing the gift bags in a later post, as soon as I get the chocolate eggs to fill them (temporarily pop in there for the few minutes while I take the photo and then eat them :) - love my job!).

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

Herein lies why I LOVE this kit - you get to play LOTS with ink and can customise things a lot, as well as have products left over at the end to use on other cards.

  • See those clear sheets? They are masks, and you can either use the negative or positive bits to place on your card and sponge over to create some cool effects.
  • There's also the sponge brayer (which comes with two head pieces you can interchange and also wash in running water after use. This allows to you achieve both a soft look (like on the first few cards) or a more saturated look (like on the butterfly cards). It's all about PLAY!
  • There are also some cute die cuts to play with including label in kraft or black which match the stamp set perfectly.
  • Adhesive gold tars and brads add extra embellishments to your cards.

You also get instructions and full colour pictures of what you could create.

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely project Kit Stampin Up

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There is also a matching stamp set. While I have used this on my projects, you could honestly still have heaps of fun with the kit without it. I'm all for matchy matchy though!

Your so lovely stamp set Stampin Up

 I do hope you get a chance to have a play with this fabulous kit. You wont be disappointed I promise!

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Art With Heart Team Showcase: 8 ways with the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set / Rose Garden Thinlets.

Hello crafty friends.

Myself and many of the clever ladies in my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team have been playing with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

8 ways to use the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlets from the Occasions 2016 Catalogue. Cards by the Art With Heart Team, Australia

 

These two products coordinate perfectly and if you buy them together as a bundle you save 15% (Tip: when you order a bundle make sure you use the bundle code and not just the two individual codes). Here's a look at the products:

Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Rose Garden Thinlits

 

Now here's a look at some of the way we have used this bundle. This one is by me, I chose to just use the Framelits here. My DSP is from the Love Blooms DSP stack, and my color are Crumb Cake and Rose Red. My greeting is from Party with Cake, which is one of my favourites birthday greeting sets at the moment (LOVE the typewriter font).

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.

 

My colour scheme is Rose Red and Crumb Cake, with the patterned paper from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. My greeting is from Party with Cake stamp set because I am totally in love with the typewriter font and all the birthday sentiments in this set.

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This next card is by Kathryn Mangledorf in South Australia, Kathryn has used the inside cut outs from the Framelits. Learn how on Kathryn's blog post about this card here. Kathryn does regular classes in the Adelaide Hills.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Kathryn Manglesdorf Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These next two are by Rachel Woollard, who does regular classes and catalogue launches in Ringwood East Victoria. I particularly love how Rachel has layered the stamped and die cut leaves on this first card.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard, Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Patterned DSP make a fabulous backing for the die cut rose too.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These two cards were  created by Genna Gifford in Pakenham, for her recent catalogue launch. Isn't this amazing? Genna does classes and catalogue launches.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford  Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

This bundle also is a great one for making sympathy cards. Here's another card by Genna.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Ros Davidson is another team member who does classes in Skye, south east Melbourne. Ros loved Genna's first card, and wanted to case it.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Ros Davidson (Case of Genna Gifford) Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Finally, here's another card by me. In this card I only wanted to use the single branch from the Framelits.

Love Blossoms DSP, Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.
I hope you have liked this group of project using the Rose Wonder bundle, and you enjoyed visiting my talented teams blogs. You can view some of the product in the links below my post.

 

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Masking Technique using Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom

It's not often I create a one layer card (well, technically it's a one layer card front), but I wanted to show off the lovely Garden in Bloom two step stamp set, and the Masking technique was perfect for this card. So simple, but effective I think.

Masking

 

Stamping Tips for a great masked result:

  • One of the keys to a great masked card is having a well defined edge to the masked area. I find using paper (grid paper is perfect) to mask off the area works better than cardstock for that purpose.
  • Grid paper is also perfect for lining everything up straight when you have a straight masked area like I have used here. Here's a picture of my set up before stamping.

  Masking 1

  •  I also find sponging a little over the masked edge gives great definition too.

Masking 2 blog

 

Here's the colour combination I used on today's card:

SU Colours masked card

The Garden in Bloom stamp set is a great set to add to your collection. It's Photopolymer, so really easy to line up. It's great for two step stamping, but you can also use the outline stamps just by themselves. You can check out this and all the other products I have used in today's card by scrolling through the links at the end of the post.

Garden in Bloom

 

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Peeking through the window at Christmas using Stampin' Up! Hearth and Home Thinlits

I LOVED these new Hearth and Home Thinlits as soon as I saw them. I can see they will be so versatile. Today I have used them for a Christmas card with Wonderland stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday catalogue.

Wonderland 3

To create the scene behind the window, I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow three times without re-inking the stamp. I then sponged in the sky using Mint Macaron ink. Then I covered the whole panel with Versamark and Heat and Stick Powder, and poured on Dazzling Diamonds glitter while that was still molten. After shaking off the excess Dazzling Diamonds, just give the panel a quick burst of heat for about 10 seconds (don't overdo this step) to heat set it.

Wonderland 3b


I've used some other lovely new Holiday catalogue goodies here too. You can have a closer look at these products by clicking on the links at the end of the post. I have used the Softly Falling embossing folder, Christmas Greetings Thinlits for the word (found this a breeze to cut out with the new Precision Plate. The Thinlit literally fell off the foil paper), wooden snowflake embellishments and Wonderland metal embellishments.

Wonderland 3a

 

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Receive a vellum or embellishment gift with each $70 you spend in my online store by 29th September when you enter this months hostess code. The order must be placed online and you must use the Hostess Code above. Any questions let me know.

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Magnolia Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Today's card is perfect for our 'nearly spring' days here in Melbourne. This Magnolia stamp is one of the four floral images in the Remarkable You stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I have water-coloured the image using my aqua-painters and the ink inside the lid of my Rose Red ink pad.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I wanted the flower to stand out, so all I needed was some neutral bits and pieces to complete my card. My greeting is from Happy Happenings sentiment stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Love the font on this one. You can view all the products I have used in today's card by clicking the links at the end of today's post.

Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow. Have lots to share this week,

Claire

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