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.

 

A few reminders for August ...

  • 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.
  • Get Holiday Catalogue goodies a month early. When you join in August (even just for yourself) you can get the new hoiday catty goodies as a preorder in your starter kit. You'll save 28% on them and then save an ongoing 20%. More details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

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Claire


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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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
 

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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