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

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Claire

 

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Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

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Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

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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!

 

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Vintage Hand-made Christmas Card

Hello friends. I hope this finds you well and happy. Today I have a vintage style Christmas card for you using the Reason for the Season stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the poinsettia's in this set, as well as the vintage fonts.

Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Christmas Card 2015 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's some tips for recreating this card at home:

  • The Poinsettia is water-coloured in Real Red and Old Olive and I created 3 layers and popped Dimensionals in between each layer to give the card extra dimension.
  • My cardstock colours are Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Crumb Cake.
  • The 'A Merry Christmas to You' greeting in this set fits perfectly into the Decorative Label punch.
  • The center of my Poinsettia is made using Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.
  • Make creating tags super easy by using the tag topper punches (we have 2 types) and the Triple Layer Banner punch which makes banner ends a breeze.
  • Inked edges, ripped paper, tea lace doileys, linen thread and crochet trim all add to the vintage look.
  • The Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for vintage style Christmas cards - I LOVE this music notes sheet from the pack.

Stampin Up Reason for the Season hand made Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for SB110

Today's card for Stamping and Blogging Design Team (SB110) features Birthday Blossoms, a fabulous new set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It has some great sentiments and some lovely images for water-colouring (one of my favourite things to do) so I think it's a really versatile set. If you know me well, you will also know I love to garden so I'm always a sucker for realistic floral sets.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

My water-colouring style is pretty messy, but I like it that way. I have always leaned towards a more grungy look on my cards (or at least that's my excuse!) so you wont find any perfect blending. I use both Aqua-painters (which I have used on this card) and Blender Pens, depending on the project.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

Here's what I did to complete this card (you can link to all the Stampin' Up! products I have used in the bottom of the post):

  • I've embossed the spray of flowers in clear onto the background Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
  • There's a thin layer of Sahara Sand cardstock behind the greeting panel.
  • The spray of flowers on the greeting panel is stamped in Sahara Sand (stamped off once).
  • My greeting is stamped in Tip Top Taupe.
  • The flowers are water-coloured (using Aqua-painters) in Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, with Hello Honey in the centre.
  • The leaves are water-coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
  • I have tied crochet trim and linen thread around the base of the greeting panel.

Here's a closer look at the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin Up Birthday Blossoms

 Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB110

Now it's time to visit all the Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have done with the 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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New Colours meets Retiring favourite for the Art with Heart Team May blog hop.

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Today I'm bringing you another AWHT Blog Hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on our favourite retiring product, but many of us couldn't resist throwing in some new product too!

Stampin Up From My Heart Mint Macaron Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I have used several of my favourite retiring products on this card.

  • The Dictionary background stamp is beautiful for giving a fresh vintage look to your projects. I especially like ink the stamp up and placing the card on top and applying uneven pressure, so that a few areas remain un-inked, or only lightly inked.
  • The Window Frame Framelits are another favourite. I love how you can mat the shape with a square piece of cardstock for an interesting effect.
  • My favourite retiring stamp set is From My Heart. It's such a beautiful set with some really lovely images which also include greetings.

Of course I had to throw in some of the new products I am loving too! As you can the new In Colour Mint Macaron is a firm favourite already.

Stampin Up Colour Combinations 2015 Mint Macaron

AWHT may blog hop 1

I am also totally LOVING the new triple banner punch. It makes creating banner ends so simple, because you can punch 1", 1.5" and 2" banner ends in a flash, using this great new punch. I used it to create the banner ends on the Pink Pirouette DSP and vellum on my card. Add this great punch to your wish list for ordering after June 2nd (It's on page 162, item 138292).

Now it's time to move on to the next bog, my lovely team member Nikki Sadler.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, here's the list of my team members who are participating in the blog hop this month.

1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

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Have a great day,

Claire


Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for SB105

Hello there. Today I get to play with another set from the upcoming 2015 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, called Awesomely Artistic. This set is already a firm favourite of mine. It's a beautiful set of nature images perfect for collage style stamping. The card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team Sketch, SB105.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I was excited to use two of the new 2015-17 In Colours on this card, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Love these already! See that beautiful script paper? That's one of the new patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I only had a small piece from my make and take packet at Convention, so I'm looking forward to June so I can order the colour pads.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Claire Daly Mint Macaron Tip Top TaupeStampin' Up! Products Used

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  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Shimmery White, Early Espresso
  • DSP: 2015-2105 In Colour Paper Stack*
  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic*
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe*, Mint Macaron*, Early Espresso
  • Other: Adhesive Pearls, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

 

Stamping Tips

  • Paper Snips make fussy cutting the extra dragonfly wings a breeze!
  • Adhere the second layer of wings with a Glue Dot, and then adhere the pearl over the top to give the card additional dimension.

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.

SB105

Now it's time to zoom around the world and see what my lovely stamping friends in the stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to with this sketch. I bet there will be some more sneak peeks!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. 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!

Have a go at creating using this week's sketch, and then pop on over to Sketch and Stamp to upload your take on this weeks sketch. We'll be picking a weekly winner!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back here again soon. Until then stay happy :)

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift for SB104

Hello lovely people. It's Stamping and Blogging Design Team time, and we have some exciting changes for you this week. From this week's sketch, you can play along and submit your own design link, and be considered for the weekly winners badge. Our new weekly sketch challenge is called Sketch and Stamp, but you will still find us in the same place over at Stamping and Blogging, and that's where you can enter the link to YOUR own creation each week too.

I used this week's sketch to make my Mum her mothers day card using Indescribable Gift from the Occasions Catalogue (this set will not be carrying over to the 2015/16 Annual Catalogue, so make sure you grab it before June 2nd). It's great set for colouring. I have used blender pens and my ink pads to colour here.

Stampin Up Indescribable Gift for SB104 using spotlighting technique. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

You may have picked up that I have used a variation of the spotlighting technique, by overlaying the coloured image section, over the corresponding part of the same image underneath. Usually this is done with a circle image but I quite like how it turned out with the banner cut using the Banner Framelits. I also used the image stamped in crumb cake for subtle decoration on the inside of the card.

Stampin Up Indescribable Gift for SB104 using spotlighting technique. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Here is the sketch we had to play along with this week.

SB104Now it's time to check out what all the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team members have done with this week's sketch.  Sandi is missing this week, but here are all the other girls and their great creations. 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

As you can see, this is a SUPER versatile sketch and we would love to see what YOU can create with it. Head on over to Stamping and Blogging to upload your creation. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you back here very soon!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2015: Chalk Talk for SB101

Hello friends.

Today we are saying goodbye to another favourite Stampin' Up! set of mine, Chalk Talk. This will only be available to order until June 2nd, or until sold out (also available in a bundle with matching Framelits). The wood mount set is 25% off. The Beautifully Baroque embossing folder I have used (which covers a whole card front) is also retiring and is 50% off. You can view all the retiring products (at discounts of up to 50% off) HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store.

The sketch is of course, this weeks Design Team sketch from Sandi for Stamping and Blogging. I love this sketch - very simple but leaves room for layers and texture. Embossing and using a range of trims is a great way to add texture to your cards. I have also popped a couple of the layers up with Dimensionals. My colours are Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Stampin Up! Chalk Talk stamp set (retiring, get in fast) for SB101 by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up! Chalk Talk stamp set (retiring, get in fast) for SB101 by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com Melbourne Australia

 

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. It's a great sketch which could be used in many ways. You could use two coordinating DSP pieces for the background, or even turn it 90 degrees clockwise.

SB101

Now it's time to visit the Stamping and Blogging design team around the world to see what they have been up to.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

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Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96

I love Wednesday's. They spell everything I love about being a creative person. I get to create, I get to share it with my lovely blog readers, and I also get to connect with lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends around the world. Yes Wednesday's make me very happy.  

Today's card for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team is one of my favourite colour combinations, with some grunge, texture and embossing thrown in. 

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Bermuda Bay, and I have used the Dictionary background stamp inked up with Bermuda Bay ink and applied the card on top of the stamp with uneven pressure to get a distressed background effect. The black and white paper banner was then attached and I embossed some of the splotches from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set over the paper and base card using gold embossing powder.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Finally I added some additional texture with the Gold Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim and a couple of hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. You can view all the products I have used on this project using the links at the bottom of the post.

SB96 close up 2

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

SB96 18 March

Now it's time to whip around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this week's sketch.

 Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

I hope you enjoy today's creation. I look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow for some more creative ideas.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Vintage Birthday Card for SB94

Hello stamping friends! 

It's my Mum's birthday this week, so I wanted to make her something special. I combined lots of bits and pieces from various kits and embellishments, and based it (roughly!) on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch, SB94.

Stampin Up Vintage Birthday card using Butterfly basics and Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To create a vintage feel on this card I've used all sorts of bits and pieces from the Stampin' Up! range. The base card and heart are left over from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (click on the links at the end of the post to see in my online store). I sanded the base card a little to give a more distressed look. Then there's the vintage must have - Typepad Designer Series Paper, Tea Lace Doilies and little bits and pieces from the Artisan Embellishment kit. I also cut out and used one of the Vellum butterflies in the Sheer Perfection Designer Printed Vellum (one of the new Saleabration items released this week - earn a pack of 24 6x6 sheets free with a $90 order before March 31st). My greeting is from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, a great vintage set. Then to finish the card off I used some Gold/Natural Bakers Twine and ties a little scrap of Sahara Sand Lace Trim on there too. I cut a 3" piece in half along the centre of the width, and then tied one of the pieces on. The messier the better when it come to vintage! Here's a closer look at some of the embellishments. 

Stampin Up Vintage Birthdat Card using Sheer Perfection Vellum by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB94

 

Here's the sketch Sandy gave us this week to work with. 

SB94

Now it's time to blog hop around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's vintage birthday card. I really enjoyed making it. There's something about pouring your heart and soul into a handmade card for someone you love, isn't there? I love what I do.

Hope to see you back again soon. Until then, be happy.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics for Stamping and Blogging SB91

Hello lovely stampers. Today I have a vintage themed card using a very popular set from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions Catalogue called Butterfly Basics. The sketch I used to create the card is from Stamping and Blogging SB91.

SB91

Vintage is my FAVOURITE stamping style, and the Typeset DSP I have used is my favourite DSP in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's ultra lightweight and feels just like it came from a vintage book. You get 24 sheets in a pack, so it's GREAT value! My flower is stamped from Butterfly Basics, and coloured with a blender pen and ink (Strawberry Slush, Rose Red and Pear Pizazz) and I've stamped on the DSP as well using Crumb Cake ink. Our new Sahara Sand lace trim, linen thread and an Antique Brad complete the card. You can link to any of these products in my online store below.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. I used different patterned sheets of the vintage paper to create the design.

SB 91 Feb 11

Now it's time to visit the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design team girls around the globe to see what they have been up to.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and blog hop. Look forward to seeing you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Stacked with Love Valentines Card for SB87

Hello there. Today I have a Valentine's card for you featuring some new Stampin' Up! product from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, mixed up with some existing products. The layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design team sketch SB87.

Stampin Up Valentines Card featuring Stacked with Love DSP and Washi tape, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Heart Border Punch, Just Sayin' stamp set and matching Word Bubble framelits. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB87.

How cute is that Stacked with Love 'xoxo' paper? The Stacked with Love Washi Tape is going to be a firm favourite of mine too I think, along with the new Happy Heart Embossing Folder. You can view all the products I have used for this card in the links at the end of the page. Here's a closer look at the different layers.

SB87 close up

This is the sketch from Sandi that we had to play with this week.

SB 87 Jan 14

Now it's tome to fly around the world and visit my lovely Stamping and Blogging design team friends and see how they have interpreted the sketch! Have fun, and don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals below, as well as the links to this week's products in my online store. You get to choose at least one FREE Saleabration item with $90+ orders at the moment!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

 

This Weeks Weekly Deals (view them all online HERE)

Weekly Deals 15th Jan

Have a fabulous week, and I'll see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness using the Cracked Glass Technique

Having a break from Christmas cards today to show you another of my favourite stamp sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Choose Happiness. Even the name of this stamp set makes me happy!

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass Claire Daly Stampin Up melbourne Australia

For the circle layer, I have used the Cracked Glass technique.

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass close up

Here's how you achieve this look:

  1. Stamp your image onto the shape
  2. Cover the whole image with Versamark ink
  3. Emboss with clear embossing powder 
  4. Repeat the embossing about 4 times
  5. Place the image in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
  6. When you take it out, GENTLY crack the embossing
  7. If you want to have an antique type look, you can also rub some Soft Suede or Crumb Cake or even early Espresso ink into the cracks.

Here's a look at the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I love the sentiment in this one too.

Choose Happiness Stampin Up available in my online store

Two other very cool products I wanted to showcase in today's card, are the I Love lace background stamp, and the Party Pennants Bigz L die. The background stamp is amazing! Such beautiful fine detail. One of my all time favourite background stamps. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin Up Lace background stamp available in my online store

The Party Pennants Bigz Die is very cool for adding extra layers on cards, as well as for what it's intended - making banners. I love the different shapes and sizes you get. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin up party pennants bigshot sizzix die for banners. Available in my online store

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. here's a direct link to the products I have used in my Online Stampin' Up! store. I'm using a new link builder which is a carousel, so you can scroll sideways through the products.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope and Typepset DSP for SB66

Today I'm playing with Bloom with Hope for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch challenge SB66. Bloom with Hope is one of the hostess sets in the new 2014 Stampin' Up! Australia Catalogue. Isn't it a pretty set? Great for colouring too.

Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope and Typepset DSP for SB66 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com
I do love the new Blackberry Bliss In-Colour! Its a great compliment for gold and Very Vanilla. I have embossed in gold, and also stamped in the Blackberry Bliss ink. If you would like to recreate this project at home, you can view the products I have used at the end of my post. Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. 

SB66 July 30

Now it's time to visit the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team and see what they have created with this sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

 

I hope you enjoy creative time this week, and have a happy week.

Claire 

 Stampin Up Products Used in This Project

 


Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62

Hello friends. Today I wanted to showcase one of my favourite stamps in the new 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalogue, the beautiful new background stamp I Love Lace. It's also Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge day and we have some exciting news later in the post for you!

Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www,clairedaly.typepad.com

The sweet little onesie is from a fabulous new set with matching framelits (get them together at 15% off) called Something for Baby. There are so many cute things you can do with this great set. I've also added some ruched lace (the retired one as my new lace is yet to arrive, some adhesive pearls and linen thread. As I mentioned I just LOVE the I Love Lace background stamp. It's so fine and pretty.

Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62 by Claire Daly. Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week.

  SB62

As I mentioned, we have some exciting news with LOTS more girls joining our international Stamping and Blogging design team. We look forward to bringing you lots of weekly inspiration with the sketches. Hop on over to see what the have done with this weeks sketch.

 Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

If you would like to recreate my card, below you will find the Stampin' Up! products I have used on the card, as well as the options for purchasing the stamp set in clearmount, woodmount or in the case of Something for Baby, as a bundle at 15% off. 

Have a great day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic for Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge 59

It's Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge Time! This week I have used a new set called Kinda Eclectic which is coming on July 1st in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic for Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge 59 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 I've used a couple of my favourite retiring products, Modern Medley DSP and Primrose Petals. I'm going to miss these colours on July 1st, but am looking forward to the gorgeous new incolours too.

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic for Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge 59 by Claire Daly melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the challenge we worked with this week:

SB 59

Check out what the talented Stamping and Blogging design team ladies have done with this week's sketch:

Sandi MacIver USA 

Amy Koenders USA

Michelle Last UK

Lee Conrey USA

Have fun with this weeks sketch. See you back here tomorrow,

Claire


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.
  • Project Life by Stampin' Up! launches to customers tomorrow. Pop back tomorrow morning to view the range.
  • Join a Stamp from home/by mail Hostess Club. I have two clubs starting in July, one for Card-making and one for Scrapbooking/Project Life. Get free catalogues, three free projects a month and earn a minimum of $50 free merchandise. More details HERE.
  • Turn your love of Stamping and Scrapbooking into a family friendly business or become a hobby demonstrator for just $85 up until June 30th only. Details HERE.
  • Get a copy of the brand new Stampin' Up Catalogue HERE.
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Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic - New Catalogue Sneak Peek

Love this new stamp set Kinda Eclectic from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It was one of the free sets we received at the Stampin' Up! Convention last weekend in Melbourne. It very much suits my stamping style.

Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic

My colours are Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Raspberry Ripple.

Kinda Eclectic stampin up

Lots happening in Stampin' Up! at the moment. Here's a summary!

  • Get up to 50% off lots of favourites products in the RETIRED PRODUCTS SALE.
  • Brand new annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue commences in Australia on July 1st. Get yours in June - all the details HERE.
  • New card-making and Scrapbooking/Project Life clubs commencing July. Get a free catalogue, 3 free projects a month and a minimum of $50 free product. All the details HERE.
  • Project Life byStampin' Up! - first products go on sale June 10th. All the details HERE.
  • Join Up! (even just for yourself) for $85 between today and June 30th and preorder lots og amazing things from the new catalogue including Project Life and Blendabilities! Details HERE.

See you back here soon, 

Claire