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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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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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.

 

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

Claire


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)

Stay up to date with all things Stampin' Up!

For as it happens news and extra samples and chat with me, follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Sign up HERE to get my blog posts delivered directly to your email inbox each time I post (the BEST way to stay up to date with my blog).

You can also sign up for my monthly blog subscriber email newsletter below.

Sign up for Offers & News

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

Claire


Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peeks!

It's so exciting when there's a new catalogue n the horizon, because s a demonstrator I get to pre-order and play with new catalogue goodies so I can bring them to you. This past week I have been playing with new products from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. 

Selling period for the products in the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue is September 1st 2016 to January 3rd 2017. If you are in Australia and don't have a demonstrator or your demonstrator is no longer active, click HERE to get one mailed out.

Here's a card using the beautiful new Star of Light stamp set and matching Starlight Thinlits.

Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 sneak peek, Star of Light stamp set, Starlight bundle, Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 sneak peek, Star of Light stamp set, Starlight bundle, Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I love the big bold sentiments in the new Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year Stamp Set. I also love how Emerald Envy and Real Red are looking together for Christmas (can you spot the teeny new pinecone embellishments?).

Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 sneak peek, Wonderful Year stamp set, Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 sneak peek, Wonderful Year stamp set, Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's also a beautiful old vintage Santa to colour, in the Father Christmas stamp set.

Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 sneak peek, Father Christmas stamp set, Christmas Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

A few reminders for August ...

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
  • 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 Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

  

Stay up to date with all things Stampin' Up!

For as it happens news and extra samples and chat with me, follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

To stay up to date with all things Stampin' Up! and to be the first to hear about specials, offers and my retired product sales, sign up for my monthly blog subscriber email below (you can also subscribe to each blog post HERE).

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again in a day or two.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP and sponge brayers

Hello crafty ones, time to share some more cards with you :)

These were two cards I made last weekend when I was on a crafting weekend away with some friends. I wanted to try out the Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Floral DSP and new sponge brayers. The paper comes already clear embossed with a pattern (there are 12 sheets in 12x12" size, 2 sheets of 6 different patterns and only 3 are floral). I used one of the 3 non-floral patterns on this one. These 3 patterns would be perfect for masculine cards.

Emboss resist 1

I used the sponge brayers to apply Dapper Denim ink, and then used copper embossing on the greeting. This greeting stamp is called Stylised Birthday and is a single stamp. I really like it!

Emboss resist 1a

For this next card, I used two ink colours: Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. The copper emboosing looks reat with these colours too.

Emoss resist flamingo peach

Emoss resist flamingo peach 2a

There are so many fabulous looks you can get with this paper. I would really recommend you having a play with it. With the sponge brayers, you get 4 sponges and 2 brayer handles in the box too. You can check out everything I've used on these cards using the links at the end of this post.

Holiday Catalogue Mail Out

I had a big box of 2016 Holiday Catalogues arrive on Friday and I'll be mailing them out towards the end of this week. If you don't have a demonstrator, or your demonstrator is no longer active, Register HERE and I will send you out a free copy!

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Stay up to date with all things Stampin' Up!

To stay up to date with all things Stampin' Up! and to be the first to hear about specials, offers and my retired product sales, sign up for my monthly blog subscriber email below (you can also subscribe to each blog post HERE).

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again in a day or two.

Claire

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
  • 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!

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