Christmas Pines Stamp Set from 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Hello there my crafty friends. Today I want to show you a Christmas card using the Christmas Pines bundle, the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a few other goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up Christmas Pines Christmas card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The embossing folder gives a lovely subtle effect and perfectly coordinates with the pine bough shapes in the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. The greeting in the stamp set fits nicely in the Layering Circles Framelits. I've added a cute antiqued silver Christmas Trinket Embellishment and some Presents and Pinecones DSP to complete my card.

Stampin Up Christmas Pines Christmas card from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Just a quick post today, but make sure you pop back tomorrow as I have something great to show you for Christmas memory keeping.

Claire

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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.
  • 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.
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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


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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Shop the Thoughtful Branches bundle in the online store HERE (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlits).

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Extending the Circles Thinlits Cards - A4 measurements for Australia

The Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card dies have literally been flying off the shelf! They make the cutest little flip cards. 

Today I wanted to show you how to cut your cardstock to make an extra flap on the right hand side. This project was adapted from a video I saw by the very talented Patty Bennett in the US. I'll give you the link to the video and to Patty's blog at the end of the post.

Thinlits Circle Card extended A4
The measurements here are adapted to an A4 sheet of cardstock, so that you can get two cards from an A4 sheet, s opposed to one card if you follow the directions in Patty's video but use A4 cardstock. The flap ends up slightly smaller, but still plenty big enough to fit nicely under the circle and the folded piece on the left.

Inside it looks like this. The centre panel is designed to fit a 2" x 3" photo (the top and bottom piece are 1/2 Mosaic Punch piece). I cut the white piece for the pho mat 5.3cm x 8.0cm. The flap on the right is for a personal greeting. This is 5.2 x 13.5cm, and the piece of the DSP at the bottom is 5.3cm x 2.0cm The circles are cut with the 2 and 1/2" circle punch which is a perfect fit for the Circles Thinlit card.

Pinterest measurments

To have the card turn out this way, my measurements were: 13.8cm x width of A4 piece of cardstock which is 21.0 cm. 

This means you can cut two cards from an A4 piece of cardstock. The width also allows for the card to be placed under the left section of the Circles Thinlit die, and over the top of the section on the right so you get a scoreline instead of a cut. Here's how it went into the BigShot. The front section about to go into the BigShot has the card flush up against the front of the Thinlit. The Magnetic Platform really helps keep things in place.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4

Here's how it looks when it comes out of the BigShot.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4

This is what it looks like folded.

Extended thinlit bigshot A4
This is what it looks like decorated. I used the Festive Flurry stamp and Framelit bundle (15% off if you buy them together) along with the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper pack.

Thinlits Extended Festive Flurry Winter Frost
I hope this helps you make your own Thinlit Circle cards with 2 cut from an A4 sheet. As I mentioned this project was adapted from a video by Patty Bennett . You can also find Patty's video along with a lot more videos and project ideas with the Thinlit Card Dies over on my Thinlits Pinterest Board.

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

Claire

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Scrapbooking and Mini Album with the Thinlits Card Dies

The Stampin' Up! Thinits Card Dies were released in Australia this week. We all know they make snazzy cards, but did you know you can make mini albums and scrapbook page elements with these too? Here's some projects I did for Stampin' Up! and the Scrapbooking Memories blog with a travel theme. 

First up a 12x12 page with hidden journalling and photos:

scrapbooking thinlits card dies

SM layout 1

and here it is open, showing the hidden sections (the bit clipped down, and the pull tab on the right hand side):

SM layout 4

Next up, a photo mini album. Just love how this turned out! 

SM mini album 1a

All the extra little bits and pieces that go with the Thinlits dies are perfect for inside the album too.

Thinlits Card Dies mini album
Thinlits Card Dies Mini Album
I got the dimension in the custom alphabet, by cutting the letters out (using the Typeset Alphabet Die in my Bigshot) in chipboard first, and then in the coordinating cardstock and adhering them together. That way you can have custom chipboard letters in all the Stampin' Up! colours.

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Finally, a matching card! 

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If you would like to recreate these projects, here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I have used. You can purchase them by email, or in my online store. If you are making your first purchase in my online store, make sure you tick 'allow demonstrator to contact me' when you set up your profile. That way I can pass on all my cool customer only benefits!

Thinlits Card Dies

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I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided 12x12 designs)

I am me DSP

Around The World Stamp Set  (images coordinate with the images in the Designer Series Paper)

Around The World

Typeset Alpha Die for your BigShot or other die cutting machine

Typeset Bigz Die

Hope you have lots of fun with these projects. See you back bere again soon,

Claire 

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Expanding Christmas Card / Mini Album and tutorial using Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlet Dies.

This project was a real labour of love and I LOVED how it turned out. Ever since I saw the new Stampin' Up! Thinlet Card Dies, I have had this expanding Christmas card in mind. I wanted a real WOW card that I could include all sorts of things like decorations, greetings, personal messages, photos and even a pocket for a family newsletter. There is plenty of room and more in this card.

thinlet card dies stampin up extended expanded mini album
There are 14 different areas on this project to decorate as I added in some extra bits to make it work like I wanted. This is just a teeny sneak peek of part of the expanding card.

stampinup thinlet card dies expanded extended mini album
Best of all, the 10 page tutorial with lots more photos, all the cutting and assembly instructions plus measurements for everything is yours FREE with your purchase of either Thinlet card dies from me. You can purchase them by email or in my online store (if you buy them in my online store and this is the first time shopping with me, you MUST tick the box which says "Allow my Demonstrator to contact me" when you set up your account, otherwise I can't send you your free tutorial).

Buy just the Tutorial

If you already have a demonstrator or you are a demonstrator yourself and would like to use my project in an in person class or workshop (not online in any way please) you can instead buy the tutorial for just $5.00 in my tutorial store and it downloads immediately. Visit my Tutorial Store now.

If you would like to purchase either of the card Thinlets (this project is based on the Circle card Thinlet, here is what you get in each pack). Visit the Thinlits page in my online store.

Picture of thinlets card dies
Here's a cool video showing more about the Thinlit card dies (my expanded card has way more space than this though. 

 

 

Have lots of fun with the Thinlit card dies!

Claire

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