'I am' - a traditional scrapbooking layout using (mostly) Stampin' Up! products.

Lately, scrapbooking has been loudly calling me again. I dabble / have dabbled in pocket pages, but my heart belongs to traditional 12 x 12 pages.  

My eldest son snapped this photo of me earlier in the year, and it seemed the perfect photo to get a little grungy with inks and textures. 

 

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the process (I should have used Gesso to seal the page which would have prevented the warping. I was out, so I went head, but will do that next time. It's flattened out fine now though). Bolded words refer to products which are linked to my online store at the end of the page.

  • My base cardstock is Smoky Slate 12x12 Stampin' Up! cardstock.. This one must have been left over from a couple of years ago as it is textured. We have the smooth now which would be fine to use too.
  • I pencilled in approximately where I wanted my picture to go, and then used Silver Embossing Paste with the Palette Knives and brick mask in the Pattern Party Decorative masks. I wasn't particularly worried to get it flat and didn't even fully cover the mask, as I wanted a grungy, random effect with the bricks.
  • I left that to completely dry, and then randomly applied Jet Black Stazon ink direct from the ink pad to dirty the brick texture up a bit.
  • My 5x7" photo is on a mat of Berry Burst A4 cardstock. I've used some of the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape (love the versatility of varying widths of tape in this 5 roll set) to frame the picture at the top and bottom.
  • I've stamped some of the great textures in Timeless Textures stamp set in various spots on my page (I used Memento Black stamped off once). This set is really versatile for scraobooking. Other embellishments  are some Mint Macaron brads (from the Basics Brads set) and Berry Burst punched arrowheads from a retired punch.
  • My title was made using some letters in my stash, as I really wanted to pick up the blue in the photo and they were perfect.

Before I get onto my journaling, here are some close ups.

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Then this one (which makes me want to jump into the screen and push that wash tape down properly!).

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Timeless Textures stamp set and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Timeless Textures

Pattern Party

This all about me page was just about random journalling about who I am, right now. That's not a number or a measurement. Everyone needs to do this kind of journaling. It's so good for the soul. Even if it's just scribbled onto the back of a cafe napkin, just for your eyes. I think all about me pages are one of my favourite types of pages. I used the very cool Swirly Frames stamo set (PERFECT for scrapbooking and great for cards too) for my circular journaling piece. My actual journaling was a compination of my own handwriting (using the Journalling Pens), with the occasional stamped (in Memento Black) word from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at those two stamp sets. (links below my signature).

Swirly Frames

Thoughtful banners

I hope you have enjoyed this little peek into my scrapbooking process and favourite products. Hope you get to record some memories of your own soon.

See you back here again tomorrow night,

Claire

 

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My Stampin' Up! Alaska Incentive Trip swap card, featuring Very Vintage stamp set.

Hello stamping friends! I'm so excited to be back from holidays and the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska (yes really I am) and blogging for you again. I had a fabulous holiday, and I hope to bring you a highlights post very soon. It's always lovely to come home though, and I love creating and sharing with you.

Today I wanted to share with you the card I created for the demonstrator swap on the Incentive Trip. We needed to make 26 cards, of which one went on display and we got 25 back. I will be sharing some of my favourite swaps over on my Facebook Business Page over the next few weeks, so make sure you follow me over there too. For me, the swapping is all about the fun of just sharing what we love though. I love the process of getting my swaps ready before the trip (yes really I do) as it gets me into trip mode. I love hearing from other demonstrators who received my card too.

So here's the card I created 26 of.

Stampin Up Alaska Incentive Trip swap by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demo Melbourne Australia. Using Very Vintage and Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

My base card is Fresh Fig, and that was stamped onto with Fresh Fig ink using the Very Vintage stamp set (one of my absolute favourites in the  catalogue). It's in the Stampin' Reward section, which means the clear mount version can be chosen FREE with a $250 order all through the life of the 2018 Annual Catalogue. Here's a closer look at it. Isn'y it gorgeous?

Very Vintage 1

The sponged panel on my card uses the following ink colours: Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Rich Razzelberry. The images are just stamped over that in Memento Black. To add a bit of extra texture and shine, I added an embossed copper greeting, and also a copper foil mat on the sponged panel. 

Stampin Up Alaska Incentive Trip swap by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demo Melbourne Australia. Using Very Vintage and Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

 

What's happening in August?

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Get a $9 coupon voucher (to spend in September on any amount order, even a small one) with each $90 spent in one transaction during August 1st to 31st. There is no limit to the number you can earn in one order, or the whole month. You just need an email address so the coupons can be automatically sent to you after the order. The bonus coupons apply to any order type, including online orders or orders by phone, email, in a class or at an event. Yeah!

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We have some exclusive products available in August: The Blended Season stamp set and coordinating Framelits, as well as new colours in the watercolour pencils. The stamp set and Framelits can be purchased individually or in a bundle, and the watercolour pencils in the 10 pack.

Here's a quick look at the products, but for all the details, check out the Colour Your Season section in my online store. Remember it's August only for these products. The stamp set and framelits wont be  available at all after that, but the watercolour pencils may be available in a current catalogue.

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Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon. 

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Stampin' Up! fancy fold Share What You Love suite card

Hello crafters. Happy Monday!

Today I have a fancy fold card for you. I was inspired to make this card when I saw a lovely sample my team member Ros Davidson shared on our team forum.

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

When the belly band comes off, the card opens to an area you can write your greeting. 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is perfect for this fancy fold, because it is cardstock weight. It also has beautiful patterns and lots of coordinating colours which makes it super versatile. The actual fold is super simple. Here is what I did:

  1. I started with a piece of DSP 12" x 6"
  2. I scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10" on the long side.
  3. I marked a spot with a pencil at the halfway mark of the shortest side (3")
  4. I cut on the diagonal from that spot on the left hand edge, to the top of the 4" score line, and from the top of the 8" score line to the half way spot on the right hand edge.
  5. Then just fold as shown. So easy!

 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the matching embellishments in the suite as well, because this makes getting a coordinated finish really easy. 

Stampin Up fancy fold 2018 Share What You Love suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You will be seeing more creations from me over the next month using this lovely suite of products. It's one of my favourites in the catalogue! Check out the links at the end of this post for the individual products in this suite.

 

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Quick and simple cards with Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack

Want some quick and easy ideas for cards? Today's cards literally took me 15-20 minutes from start to finish for all 3 cards!

The Big Plans card pack was one of the things which really caught my eye at the Demonstrator launch of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue in Sydney in April. I think it was a combination of the colour combination and the cute design. Most people think these are just for pocket scrapbooking, but WOW do we have a surprise for you!

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

Our Memories and More packs have had a makeover, and with the cardstock weight stickers now included, they are as equally suited to card making as they are to memory keeping. I tend to mix it up and do both. This card kit also coordinates with our Big Plans Planner Kit. The colours are Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White.

Here's a closer look at the BIG PLANS Memories and More card pack. The four sheets in the upper right hand corner are cardstock weight stickers.

Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More pocket scrapbooking / cardmaking pack. Available in my online store in Australia.

The other very cool thing, is that this year we have also introduced note cards and envelope packs in 2 sizes which are PERFECTLY sized to use with these cards (which makes them super quick and easy to create cards with). As you can see in the cards below, just add a card to the card base, and you have a perfect fit with a slight mat around the outside.

For this card, I have used one of the 6x4" cards for the first layer, and then cut 2 pieces from smaller cards for the other layers (the greeting was already printed on the card). Then I just added some rhinestone jewels and silver and white bakers twine (all the products I have used are available in my online store and are linked to at the end of my post). See how perfectly the cards fit the new Memories and More note cards and envelopes (this is the large pack).

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

For my second card, I have just used one 6x4" card onto one of the base cards, and used a greeting and washi stickers from the sticker sheets. All I needed to add was some rhinestone jewels.

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

For my final card, I have just used one of the 6x4" quote cards and added that to a base card. All I needed to finish this card was some of the cardstock weight stickers and rhinestone jewels.

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

You will definitely want to grab one of the new Memories and More packs and a pack of the coordinating note cards and envelopes for some super quick and easy card supplies to have on hand. 

 

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Lindt Chocolate Block Stampin' Up! thank you gift boxes

I mentioned in my last post I would show you the little thank you gifts I made for my team members who helped out with the May Stampin' Up! team day. These were little boxes where when you pulled the ribbon, a block of Lindt Chocolate popped out. 

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different designs using the Share What You Love product bundle which was available in May. This design was in Fresh Fig.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These ones were in Old Olive.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These boxes are super simple to customise to any chocolate block size. You just adjust the sides and length. For the pull put mechanism, you just punch a whole in the front and back, wrap the ribbon lengthways around the chocolate block before you slide it into the box, and then thread the ends outwards through the punched holes and tie at the top. This picture shows that bit a bit better.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today,. Have a happy and creative day.

Claire

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