Stampin' Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper for a masculine Thinking of You handmade card.

Hello stampers. Happy Monday.

I have to tell you Emerald Envy has TOTALLY taken me by surprise and crept in to firmly cement itself as one of my few favourite Stampin' Up! colours at the moment. I'm also a big fan of Early Espresso, which is one of the reasons I am loving the Moroccan Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I found the images in the stamp set perfect for the masculine card I was making. I particularly love the border stamp and how it echoes the patterns on this piece of DSP.

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my masculine embellishments, I have used our Burlap Trim and Linen Thread together, and then used a Bronze Sharpie to colour some of the White Perfect Accents - this gives a great copper embellishment and copper is so on trend right now!

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is you can still get this DSP on special in a buy 3 get one free deal on until the end of October 2016 (you can mix up which paper packs you want as there are quite a few in the deal - check the deal out HERE).

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Here's a closer look at the papers and the coordinating Washi Tape and Moroccan Nights stamp set. You can view this whole product suite HERE in my online store. 

  Stampin Up Moroccan DSP available in my online Stampin Up store

Moroccan Nights stamps set by stmpin up - available in my online Stampin Up store in Australia

Moroccan Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Availble in my Online Stampin Up store in Australia

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

Sadly lots of friends have been going through some hard times, so I wanted to send them a card to let them know I was thinking of them. I always tend to go for floral stamps in this circumstance. Gift of Love is one of the Hostess sets in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can earn this set for free with a $250 order or party total. It's a lovely Gladioli image which can be 2 step stamped, but the outline image is also perfect  for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the 12x12 Kraft cardstock for my base card. For the colouring, I have used Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. I've also stamped the Outline image in Crumb Cake on the inside panel of the card and the envelope to carry the theme through. You can view everything I have used in today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a closer look at the beautiful Gift of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It has some really lovely greetings in a beautiful script font too.

  Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2016. Click through for samples using this set.If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

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Thoughtful Branches Bundle by Stampin' Up! - Just 10 days left to grab it!

I'm so glad I bought the Thoughtful Branches bundle by Stampin' Up!. To be honest I wasn't 100% sure at the beginning as I had other tree and flower stamps, BUT as soon as I started playing with it on my friends weekend away, I had to have it. I'm just finding it's the perfect combination of great sentiments in a great font, and some really versatile images and Thinlits. I make lots of cards using nature images too. 

Here's a couple of simple cards I made to let some people know I was thinking of them. They were so quick and simple to make! For this one my greeting is stamped in Early Espresso  and my leaves in Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches Thinking of You card. Quick and easy 2016 handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

This one is the same card in different colours. The greeting is stamped in Dapper Denim and the leaves in Emerald Envy, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches Thinking of You card. Quick and easy 2016 handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also stamped my monthly customer thank you cards using this bundle. Again they were really quick and easy and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches quick and easy bulk thank you cards 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You've only got 11 more days to get your hands on this bundle, as it's a limited edition. It can be purchased as a bundle (and save 10%) or you can purchase the stamp set or thinlits alone. The links to each in my Online Stampin' Up! store are below.

Find the bundle HERE in my online store.

Find the stamp set HERE in my online store.

Find the Thilits HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches available in my online store until 31st August 2016.

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches available in my online store until 31st August 2016.

 

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My Three Favourite Stampin' Up! Sentiment / Greeting Stamp Sets

Loving the new metallic doileys we have to play with in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. They are a great simple way to add a bit extra wow to a project. In today's card, I have used them with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Framelits.

Butterfly Basics

Everyone needs a couple of good versatile greeting sets. A Dozen Thoughts, the Stampin' Up! greeting / sentiment set I have used today is a great versatile set. Check the links at the end of the post to link straight to this product in the my online store.

A Dozen Thoughts

My other two favourite Stampin' Up! sentiment sets have a mix of greetings as well. All of these sets have a mix of fonts  which I also like.

First Up is And Many More:

And Many MoreNext up is one that's been around for a while, but still a firm favourite:

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can view more information about, or purchase any of the products I have used / showed today by clicking the links at the end of the post.

Have a great day and see you back here 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! products used today:  (new products including You've Got This background stamp, Mint Macaon ink and cardstock and neutrals DSP paper stack will not be available until 3nd June and are not shown):

 

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Stampin' Up! You've Got This for SB106

Hello lovely friends. It's time to share this weeks creation for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. Are you playing along yet? We would love you to have a go at this weekly sketch. I'll provide details how at the end of the post.

This card is for a lovely friend who needs some TLC. I think these types of cards can make such a difference to someone's day. I hope so anyway!

Stampin' Up! You've Got This by Claire Daly Melburne Australia for SB106

I turned the sketch on it's side this week. The water-coloured image is gold embossed onto Watercolour paper and coloured with Blender Pens and the inside from the Perfect Plum and Old Olive ink pad lids. I love water colouring, I find it so therapeutic.

Stampin' Up! You've Got This by Claire Daly Melburne Australia for SB106

 

Don't you just LOVE that black and white script paper from the Neutrals DSP stack? I am also loving using the new 2015-17 In Color Tip Top Taupe. Here's my colour combination this week.

Stampin Up Color Colour Combination Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Basic Black, Perfect Plum.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

(items marked with a * are not available to order until June 2nd)

  • Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe*, Very Vanilla,
  • Paper: Neutrals DSP Paper Stack*, Water colour paper
  • Stamps: You've Got This*, Perfect Pairs (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
  • Other: Blender Pens, Gold Embossing Powder, Tip Top Taupe Lace Trim*, Gold Bakers Twine, 1 and 3/4" circle punch, 2" circle punch

This is the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB106

Now it's time to visit my lovely stamping friends around the world to see what they have been creating.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

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! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities

Hello lovely people. Today I have a card using one of my favourite Stampin' Up! sets for colouring stamped images. It is from the current Occasions Catalogue here in Australia, and is called Peaceful Petals (grab it before it goes on June 30th - details below). 

I made this card and delivered with a box of chocolates yesterday to a neighbour who recently had a bad fall. I think a handmade card (and chocolate!) is the perfect way to let someone know you have been thinking of them. She is such a lovely neighbour.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I coloured the image with the new Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Blendabilities. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive sets. These aren't quite available to customers yet, but demonstrators get to play with them on a preorder (Join with the current $85 special during June and you can preorder these and other new catalogue products too - email me for details).

As I mentioned this stamp set is FABULOUS! I love it because it has really pretty outline images which are great for colouring and includes leaves. It also has two very versatile sentiments and I love the font. It's only available until June 30th, so grab it now.

Wood Mount Set HERE - Item 133104 $49.95

Clear Mount Set HERE - Item  133107 $39.95

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.comLots happening at Stampin' Up! at the moment, so here's a summary:

  • Retired products are selling at discounts up to 50% off - viewand shop the list HERE.
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Claire


Embossing Folders Stamping Technique using Brayer and You're Lovely Stamp Set

Here is the third embossing folders technique I promised to show you using Stampin' up! products.

dtampin up australia deco labels you're lovely

This technique is created by brayering ink onto the debossed side of an embossing folder (this one is Beautifully Baroque by Stampin' up! - see link below). I brayered Early Espresso ink onto the debossed side inside the folder (which is basically flat with the pattern indented downwards), then inserted a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock into the folder and embossed like normal. I love the effect you can get with this technique!

The floral label is done using the You're Lovely Saleabration stamp set (free with a $90 order up to March 31st). This is a perfect fit for our Deco Labels Framelits. The words of the greeting are from Perfect Pairs, which is a very versatile greeting set to add to your collection.

Stampin' Up! Australia you're lovely

I hope this has given you some ideas for using your embossing folders. Scroll down below for a list of Stampin' Up! products I have used in todays project. Youcan click on each item to be taken to the item in the online store for more information.

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Saleabration starts today! Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team to see all the goodies!

Hello lovely ladies. Today is my favourite Stampin' Up! day of the year, because we get to give away HEAPS of free items to customers over the coming months.

So today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in my direct downline in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today is also the first day of the brand new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue in Australia. If you place an order with me during Saleabration (from any current catalogue), you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (email me and ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until March 31st.

Let's show you what you can make with some of the Saleabration and Occasions Catalogue products. You might be starting the blog hop here or you may have come to me from my lovely downline Rachel Woollard.

My first card features a brand new stamp set called Perfect Pennants which is an awesome new greeting set. I have teamed it with Sweet Sorbet DSP which you can earn free with a $90 order (12 sheets of 12x12 paper, 2 each of 6 designs). See the little banners up the top?  That's another new stamp set called Bannr Blast which you can earn with a $90 order, and you can also earn the matching Banner Punch too!  There are lots of free items to earn and they are all shown in the Saleabration catalogue (email me to get a copy).

Saleabration Stampin Up Australia


If you would like a family friendly way to earn some extra cash or just want to make some fun new crafty friends and save on your own craft supplies, why not 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 during Saleabration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $255 worth of product (that’s a 33% discount!). It’s quick and easy to join online too. Email me to ask me how!

The second card I have for you uses the same greeting set but has a cool bold geometric feel, thanks to the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper pack in the new Occasions Catalogue (email me to get a copy).

SAB blog hop 2

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have my lovely talented  friend Christine Blain.

If you get lost along the way, here's a full list of my those who are participating in the blog hop:

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Saleabration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team”.

Look forward to seeing 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