Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do: April Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.

Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Claire

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1. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O'Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts

 


Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards

Love love love the colours in this years Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December Card Kit and matching Accessory Kit (both on special for 30% off this week). As well as being perfect for December Daily albums, they are also great for general Christmas scrapbooking. They also make fabulous elements for Christmas Cards. Here's a bunch of  cards I whipped up last night.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Let's look at each card individually. This first card was super simple! The base is out 12x12" kraft cardstock, and I have stamped a few stars on it with Crumb Cake ink. I then just added strips of Candy Cane Lane washi tape, cut out the circle from one of the 3x4" cards and popped it on the card with Dimensionals. The little tree is from the accessory pack and has been coloured with a Bronze Sharpie.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card (I think this one is my favourite), I just used 5 of the 2" x 2" cards in the accessory pack. The centre card is matted and then raised up with Dimensionals. I have used the largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits underneath the centre square. The greeting is from Christmas Magic in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, I used Merriest Wishes background stamp in Cherry Cobbler onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base. I then added one of the 3x4" cards attached with Washi tape. The stars on top of the tree are enamel shape stars coloured with a Bronze Sharpie. and the greeting is from Stitched with Cheer in the Holiday Catalogue. I have attached some Copper metallic thread under the greeting for some added texture.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, I have used a 6x4" card as the second layer and then one of the printed transparencies from the card kit as a second layer. Then I have just popped on a couple of sticker banners from the accessory kit and a punched silver glimmer star. The smaller silver stars are from the accessory pack as well.

Stampin' Up! Project Life Hello December 2016 Christmas Cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I just love the quote on this final card, it's so what Christmas is about to me. The second layer on this one is a 6x4" card, and the 3x4" card with the quote on is just attached with Candy Cane lane Washi tape. The circle greeting is from the accessory pack sticker sheet and it is on a very thin mat of Emerald Envy cardstock. I have also attached some Emerald Envy stars from the 2016-18 In Colour enamel shape pack.

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I hope you like today's cards. Don't forget to check out the Online Extravaganza sale in my online store for many bargains up o 40% off until 11.50pm AEST Monday 28th November. That includes the Hello December card kit and accessory pack used here for 30% off. You can check out the direct links to all the products used today using the inks under my signature.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have some great projects for you tomorrow too, so hope to see you back here then,

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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Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique DSP Birthday Butterfly Card and Decorated Gift Bag

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Love the classic Navy and White colour combo in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! (on sale this month). It looks great with a pop of bright colour, but also suits a more subtle colour combination like I have used on today's birthday card.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's been a while since I have pulled out my Elegant Butterfly punch, and I was reminded how simple it is to create a card using it. The Floral Boutique product suite also includes matching Washi tape, which makes coordinating the elements on this card an absolute breeze.

Floral Boutique DSP and washi tape birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to decorate one of our Petite Cafe bags. These kraft bags (on page 176 in the 2016 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue) come in packs of 10 for just $10.50. They are lined and food safe too. Perfect to package biscuits or any type of yummy treat :)

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's lots if fun to embellish these bags with trims and clips and stamping. You can view all of the products I have used in the links at the end of the post.

 

Floral Boutique dsp and washi tape decorated Petite Cafe Gift bag by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is, the Floral Boutique DSP is on special this month. You can get a free pack of our standard DSP packs (12 sheets of double sided 12x12) when you buy 3. View the special online HERE.

Dsp special

Here is a closer look at some of the beautiful products in the Floral Boutique product suite from Stampin' Up!. Here is the DSP (you get twelve sheets, two of each design shown).

Floral Boutique DSP Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases.

Floral Phrases stamp set by Stampin Up available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.comThe coordinating Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.

Floral Boutique Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Available in my oline store www.clairedaly,typepad.com

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous Monday!

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane DSP meets Star of Light

I'm a big fan of using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. It's the colour coordination with our inks and cardstock which first attracted me as a scrapbooker. No more searching for the perfect cardstock colour! It's also of course great for cardmaking for exactly the same reason.

Here's a card I have made using the Candy Cane Lane DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Candy Cane Lane DSP and Star of Light stamp set in this 2016 Christmas Card  by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso are a great colour combination and I love copper with it this year. The Candy Cane Lane DSP actually has Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White but it coordinates perfectly with these colours I think. I've also used the Coordinating Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape and some Cherry Cobbler twine.

Stampin Up Candy Cane Lane DSP and Star of Light stamp set in this 2016 Christmas Card  by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The great news is that the Candy Cane Lane DSP is one of the papers in the Buy 3 Get 1 free DSP special this month. You can check out all the other papers in the promotion HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store.

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Hope you enjoy today's card. See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! 12x12 Scrapbooking Layouts using the 2016 Holiday Catalogue Products.

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Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available now until 3rd January 2017. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


You have come to my blog from the very talented Rachel Woollard. Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

I have decided to show you a double Christmas 12x12" scrapbooking layout to show you how many of the Holiday Catalogue products can also be used in Scrapbooking (double click for a closer look). I LOVE Christmas and love when it's time to decorate the house and tree each year. I like to capture bits and pieces which get added to the collection each year and how the house looks. Just looking at this layout makes me excited for this years Christmas. I can't wait to add the new ornaments I bought in Paris to the tree this year!

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at each page individually. I have used the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape for my layout, and my base cardstock is the coordinating Mint Macaron from the 2015-17 InColour 12x12 cardstock pack.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a few little details of my layout. I created my own little photo descriptions on my computer as strip journaling. A bit of coiled Gold bakers twine (from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalogue). Love the weight of this twine - perfect for using in this way. That's one of the stamped greetings from the Star of Light stamp set stamped and sitting over the twine. You can also catch a glimpse of one of the die cut Christmas words from the Christmas Greetings thinlits which I have used to embellish my page. I'm a big fan of using words on pages as they really set the scene for the emotion I hope my page conveys,

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The greetings in the Star of Light stamp set are perfect for using on a Christmas scrapbooking layout. I stamped them in coordinating Mint Macaron ink and attached using the Presents and Pinecones Washi tape. I have used the Washi tape in lots of other places as well. It coordinates perfectly with the DSP and colours (which is why I LOVE scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products) and I find it's great to fill spaces and create flow through the layout. This is especially important in double page layouts.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The Starlight Thinlit dies which coordinate with the Star of Light Stamp set make fabulous embellishments. I have cut this one using Copper foil cardstock and a layer of Vellum. The piece in the middle is a White Perfect Accents shape, coloured with a bronze Sharpie. Looks great with the Copper Foil I think.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I'm a fan of using coordinating colour enamel shapes to highlight journaling strips. Love you can get these packs of enamel shapes in our colour groups. I'm always reaching for them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I did my title on the computer. It's easy to find the RGB codes for our Stampin' Up! colours using a Google search, and that's how I often print my titles for scrapbook pages if I'm not stamping them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I hope this has given you some ideas for getting some memories down on paper today. Scrapbooking is such a rewarding hobby and I have been doing it for over 14 years now and so grateful to have so many fabulous family memories captured.

Now it's time to move onto the next Art With Heart team member blog. Next up is Judy May. You will love Judy's fabulous creations and attention to detail. 

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia. Claire Daly.

If you get lost anywhere along the line, or find a broken link, here's a full list of who is participating so you can get started again.

1. Kate Morgan
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5. Rachel Palmieri
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Claire Daly    (you are here)
8. Judy May
9. Monika O'Neill
10. Rebecca Jacovou

Thanks for hopping with the Art With Heart team girls today. 

Claire


Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlit Dies

Here's a super cute set of Christmas Thinlit dies to use with your BigShot or other die cutting machine. They are called the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits and you can find them in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. 

For this first card I have used the reindeer thinlit with some Christmas themed washi tape from the Presents and Pinecones product suite.

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones washi tape from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Inspired by Linda Dalke. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was a quick and simple card to make. The reindeer is cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and that's Cherry Cobbler twine around the neck. I've popped him up with dimensionals, and the base card is Cherry Cobbler. I have finished the card off with a greeting stamped in Emerald Envy.

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My second card uses the sleigh thinets in the set. I have cut the base sleigh in Mint Macaron, and the second layer in Dazzling Diamonds gimmer paper. I handcut the presents from the Presents and Pinecones Desghner Series Paper

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.
The embossing folder I have used on the one is Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. You can see all the products I have used today by clicking on the product links under my signature below.

Santa's Sleigh Christmas card using Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Presents and Pinecones DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Santa's Sleigh Thinlets set.

  Santas Sleigh Thinlits from Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

It's also available in a bundle with the Santa's Sleigh stamp set (at a saving of 10%).

Santas Sleigh bundle from Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Hope you like today's project and that it has inspired you to make some Christmas Cards this week. See you back here tomorrow for some more inspiration,

 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set with Pop of Pink DSP - Bright and Cheery!

Hello! Let's brighten things up with some bright and cheery cards shall we? Gold is still so on trend and it looks fabulous when combined with black and white and bright pink, as we have in the Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper and matching Pop of Pink Washi tape. The bold Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is a great match for these papers. It's super simple to put together a bright and cheery card like this for you card. Imagine giving this bright and happy card to a friend with a bunch of bright pink and yellow and orange Gerbera flowers?

Stampin Up For You card with Pop of Pink DSP and Washi Tape, Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up For You card with Pop of Pink DSP and Washi Tape, Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My second card is a birthday card. Super quick and simple with the bright elements. The daisies look great stamped on the background too don't you think?

Stampin Up Happy Birthday card with Pop of Pink DSP , Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Happy Birthday card with Pop of Pink DSP , Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set from Annual Catalogue 2016. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Perfectly Wrapped stamp set is designed to go with the project kit of the same name, but as you can see it works great on it's own as well.

Stampin Up Perfectly Wrapped stamp set available in my online store www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a picture of the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit all made up too.

Perfectly wrapped project kit available in my Stampin Up online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

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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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapple and Flamingo stamps!

This one jumped right out at me at the launch of the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue - it's bold and bright and pineapples and flamingos are very on trend at the moment. Pop of Paradise stamp set and it's matching Pop of Pink Designer Series paper and washi tape are fabulous to add to brightness and happiness to your papercraft world!

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I personally LOVE Mint Macaron with gold, black and white and adding the bright pop of Melon Mambo really adds wow, I did a bit of fussy cutting here but that is so simple with paper snips.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made a bulk lot of 'hello' cards using the notecard and envelopes. I find 'hello' and 'thankyou' cards really handy to have on hand in bulk for customer thankyous and sending catalogues etc. These were fun to make and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Pop of Paradise stamp set and coordinating products.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set (available HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for wood mount):

Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up! . Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia. #flamingo #pineapple #tropical Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack with the two sheets on the right gold foiled (available HERE in my online store):

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Washi Tape (available HERE in my online store).

Pop of Pink Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can also view the matching accessories and other products I have used  using the links at the end of the post. It's such a fun product suite to play with and the results are really wow.

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July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! product used in todays projects:


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

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

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.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

 July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

Subscribe HERE to never miss or post and receive all the latest promotions and news as they come to hand.

Join a fabulous Australian wide team of hobby and business demonstrators with great online support - we are all about fun, friendship and support! More information HERE.

 

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! product used in todays projects:

 


Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61

Hello lovelies, it's challenge time today over at Stamping and Blogging and I have a card to share with you featuring the Just Sayin' stamp set, matching Word Bubble Framelits and the lovely new Beach Hut Washi Tape.

Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I love the bright happy colours in this washi tape: Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Real Red. Washi tape makes for quick and easy card embellishment don't you think? You'll be able to purchase this set from next Tuesday when the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2014 goes live in Australia, I'm so excited! I've also used the Just Sayin' Stamp Set and Word Bubble Framelits, and layered them within two ovals cut using the Oval Framelits. I have pierced around the outside using the Paper Piercer and the Occasions Paper Piercing Template. Finally I embellished with some adhesive rhinestones and a punched heart.

Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and Beach Hut Washi Tape for SB61 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's this weeks sketch we had to work with. I decided to take a little creative twist with the washi tape placement!

SB61

I know what you will love what the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team have done with this weeks challenge. Check out their creations on their blogs:

 Sandi MacIver USA 

Amy Koenders USA

Michelle Last UK

Lee Conrey USA

If you would like to recreate my card today, you can click on the items I have used below to view or purchase them in my Online Stampin' Up! store.

Just 3 places left now in my July stamp clubs to get 3 free projects from me each month, so get in this week - 2 spots in the cardmaking club and 1 spot in the Project Life / Scrapbooking Club. All details HERE.

Have a great day and see you back here soon,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias, Sweet Sorbet and Tag Topper Punches

I love how this card turned out. This years Saleabration Designer Series paper pack some delightful floral sheets and this together with some on trend Gold were the inspiration for today's card.

Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias Tag Punch

I've used our new tag Topper Punches for the tag, and the Dahlia is stamped in Crisp Canteloupe with some Dazzling Diamonds added in parts by using a Two Way Glue Pen. Here's a closer look at the flower.

Tag topper regarding dahlias close up

I'm loving the gold trend right now! There are some delicious new gold embellishments in the Stampin' Up! Occasions seasonal catalogue which has just gone live. I've used:

The Tag Topper Punches are awesome! they come in two different designs shown below.

Tag Punch Scalloped        Tag punch angled

 

Current Stampin' Up! Offers

  • Choose one of 13 free gifts when you spend $90  in my online Stampin' Up! store or by phone/email between today and March 31st.
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Claire


A stack of gift cards.

I had a heap of downline and customer packages to go out last week and I wanted to make some gift cards to go with them. I can't believe how quickly these came together! I made 20 cards in less than an hour.

washi tape cards stampin up

I have used  the Stampin' Up! mini square envelopes, and cut the cards 6.5cm x 13.0cm and scored in the centre. Then I stamped one of the must have Gorgeous Grunge stamp set images, added some random strips of the bright and happy trio of Gingham Garden washi tape, then added the Bitty Butterfly and rhinestone. My greeting is from Six Sided Sampler, but you could use any greeting you had.

stampin up gorgeous grunge
Love how the envelope liners turned out! This is the smallest of the 3 shapes in the Envelope Die Framelits. Just a note about these framelits. At the moment these are 25% off, because Stampin' Up! wanted to slightly change the shape of the largest Framelit. Personally I didn't notice anything was wrong with it, so I think its a great buy. Oh how I LOVE that chevron print in our paper stacks, and the other 3 great prints!

Mini envelopes with liners
Here's a closer look at the Stampin' Up! products I have used to make these cards. You can click on each picture if you want to see a larger image.

Gingham Garden Washi Tape (View or order here in the online store)

Washi tape
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (View or order here in the online store)

Stampin Up Australia
Bitty Butterfly Punch (View or order here in the online store)

Bitty butterfly
Envelope Liner Framelits (View or order here in the online store)

stampin upEnvelope liners
Brights DSP Papaer Stack (View or order here in the online store)

Brights paper stack
Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set (View or order here in the online store)

Six sided sampler stamp set

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad  (View or order here in the online store)

Daffodil delight ink pd
Melon Mambo Ink Pad (View or order here in the online store)

Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Island Indigo Cardstock (View or order here in the online store)

 Island Indigo

I hope this has given you some ideas to get crafty this week! Have a fabulous happy week :) See you back here again soon.

Claire


Brand New Stampin' Up! and 3 Ways with Washi Tape

The new Australian 2013 Stampin' Up! Catalogue is now online and all the products available in the online store - yeah! You can view all the fabulous new products in my online store HERE, or by clicking the red button at the top of the right hand column.

Catty from shop

So many beautiful beautiful new products! 

Over the coming weeks I will be showcasing lots of the great new products and bundles.

Today's cards were some super quick and easy ones I made using the Gingham Garden Washi Tape. Love the bright happy colours in this tape, and how quick and easy these cards came together.

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For the greeting on these cards, I have used the Artisan Punch and the matching stamp set Label Love (view below).

stampin up label love

stampin up artisan punch

I also decorated the envelopes.

ways to use washi tape

I have also used a couple of grungy stamp sets on these cards which are a couple of my favourites in the new catalogue. Here's a picture of those and a recap of the products I have used on these cards.

Gingham Garden Washi Tape (Find it here in the online store)

  Washi tape

Artisan Label Punch (Find it here in the online store)

  Artisan Label Punch

Matching Label Love Stamp Set (Find it here in the online store)

  Label Love

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (Find it here in the online store)

  Gorgeous Grunge

Hello Lovely Stamp Set (Find it here in the online store)

Hello Lovely

 

Hope there is something here that has inspired you today! I'll be back soon with lots more inspiration from the new Stampin' Up! 2013 Annual Catalogue.

Claire