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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team February Blog Hop - Saleabration

Hey stamping friends. It's time for another fun Art With Heart Team blog hop. I love creating and sharing with my awesome team.

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Tonight we aare sharing creative projects using products available for FREE when you make a minimum purchase during Sale-a-bration. For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you can choose FREE products from the brochure.

• If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product.
• If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
• If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 items.

The Sale-a-bration promotion is current now until March 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today if you don’t already have one. Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team - just ask any of the girls on the blog hop for more details!

I have decided to showcase the beautiful Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is one of the new level 1 Saleabration items added on February 15th. My card layout is quite simple, as I wanted the focus to be on the embossing folder.

Stampin Up Country Floral Embossing Folder, Story Book Punch and  Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I embossed a piece of thick Whisper White cardstock which I had spritzed first as this gives a deeper impression). Once dry, I sponged on ink with a sponge dauber in a circular motion. I used Blushing Bride ink for the flowers and Pear Pizazz for foliage. I like the subtle and imperfect effect this technique gives. I also like that you get a variation in colour within the sponging, as this really shows the different dimensions in the folder.

Stampin Up Country Floral Embossing Folder, Story Book Punch and  Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

I trimmer the embossed piece down to 9cm x 13cm and then attached it to a very thin mat of Pear Pizazz (I allow 3mm extra for this, so my Pear Pizazz piece was 9.3cm x 13.3 cm). I then mounted this piece onto a standard C6 sized Blushing Bride card.

For my greeting, I have used a new punch which is available to purchase in my online store from tomorrow. It's called the Story Label Punch. It fit's so many of our sentiment sets and I really like the interesting shape which lends itself to lots of layering opportunities. To make the mat for the punched shape, I cut two extra shapes in Blushing Bride and cut one of these in half vertically and one horizontally. I then attached each half onto the back (the side without the stamping) slightly overlapping the white punched shape. When you have attached all 4 pieces, all edges have a nice border.

To finish my card, I attached a piece of metallic ribbon, which is actually Petal Pink, but works fine. I attached the stamped and edged shape over the top of this with Dimensionals. This card will now be going off to my Mum for her birthday next month.

I've also completed a second version of this card. This time I have embossed a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and have used crumb cake ink to sponge over the embossing with a Stampin' Sponge. 

Stampin Up Country Floral embossing folder and Story Label Punch. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hve used Fresh Fig and Soft Suede as my other colours. For the greeting, I did some layering with the Story Label Punch to show another way to use it. I have layered a 1.5" punched circl in Fresh Fig behind the Story Label punched piece, and then a strip of wood grain paper and a greeting. The greetng and the speckled stamping on the Very Vanilla cardstock were both from Beauty Abounds stamp set. I must use those bronze Leaves Trinkets (from Annual Catalogue) more often as I love them.

Stampin Up Country Floral embossing folder and Story Label Punch. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed the two projects I have created with the Country Floral embossing Folder and Story Label punch. Now it's time to head over to the blog of my talented and lovely friend and team member, Kate Morgan. 

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week and I will see you back here in a couple of days.

Claire


AWHT Stampin' Up! Team Colour Creations Week 37 - Pineapple Punch

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I'm so excited to finally be back playing along with the Colour Creations blog hop with my Art With Heart Team girls. This week we are playing with Pineapple Punch. I have come to really love this bright clean yellow over since it was released as an InColour in June 2018.

Pinepple Punch

I was so excited about using this colour, that I actually ended up making two cards. This first card uses the Beauty Abounds stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue. I love the Bokeh stamps included in this set.

Stampin Up Beauty Abounds card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I forgot to photograph the inside of the card - doh! It says, 'It's a million little things' and I have just used two of the Pineapple Punch Bokeh dots on the inside.

For this card I have combined Pineapple Punch with Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana.

Stampin Up Color / Colour Combination. Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo.

My second card uses the Sweetest Thing stamp set and How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue. I took my colour inspiration from the paper for this one.  I have used Pineapple Punch as my base colour, and added in some Gorgeous Grape cardstock  and Melon Mambo glitter enamel dots. 

Stampin Up Sweetest Thing stamp set and How Sweet It Is DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Sweetest Thing stamp set is so fun. There are so many different sweets to stamp in the various jars, and extras to cut out with the coordinating dies. You should definitely check it out!

Now it's time to head over to Catherine Proctor's blog, to see some other Pineapple Punch creations this week.

Also a quick reminder about the fabulous specials on at the moment.

FEBRUARY SALEABRATION SPECIALS NOT TO MISS

Free Saleabration projects with $90 (level 1) and $180 (level 2) orders. Check them out HERE.

Great joining specials.  $146 extra free product, free postage and option to get the exclusive demonstrator tote. Get the details HERE.

Shop online using the February Host Code 6AMUWJNR and get a small free gift sent to you mid the month following your order. More info here.

Shop online with me and enjoy extra customer benefits and attention, free catalogues and more! Just click HERE or the link below to begin shopping.

 

Thanks for checking in today, see you back here in a couple of days,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder and Painted Seasons DSP Saleabration 2019 products.

Hello stamping friends.

As promised, I'm back this morning to show you some of the Saleabration Second Release products in action. This was a card I made for a couple f my team members who had recently promoted. It's fun to reward them with some free product and a handmade card to remind them how awesome they are. The main feature of this card is the gorgeous Country Floral embossing folder. Earn this FREE with a $90 (before postage) order with me before the end of March.

Stampin' Up! Country Floral embossing flder and Painted Seasons Saleabration 2019 card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstratotor, Melbourne Australia.

Do you spy a new punch? The piece in the Lemon Lime Twist gingham paper, was punched out using a new punch which is called Story Label Punch. This is coming on March 1st, as part of a limited release of new products in March only. It's a great versatile punch. In fact I have used quite a few punches in this card as I find them just so quick and eay to create with. I have used the Leaf Punch, the Twig Punch, the Story Label Punch and the Triple Banner punch which I use to cut banner ends all the time (again, quick and easy is my friend). 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral embossing flder and Painted Seasons Saleabration 2019 card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstratotor, Melbourne Australia.

Here's today's colour combination.

Claire's Stampin' Up! Colour Combination 2Here's a summary of all the products I have used on today's card. You can view and link to these using the thumbnails at the end of my post.

  • Stamps: Well Said stamp set
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Call Me Clover
  • Paper: Painted Seasons DSP
  • Ink: Call Me Clover
  • Punches: Story Label Punch, Twig Punch, Leaf Punch, Triple Banner Punch
  • Embellishments: Silver metallic thread
  • BigShot: Country Floral Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits

Stampin' Up! Country Floral embossing flder and Painted Seasons Saleabration 2019 card. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstratotor, Melbourne Australia.

 

FEBRUARY SALEABRATION SPECIALS NOT TO MISS

Free Saleabration projects with $90 (level 1) and $180 (level 2) orders. Check them out HERE.

Great joining specials.  $146 extra free product, free postage and option to get the exclusive demonstrator tote. Get the details HERE.

Shop online using the February Host Code 6AMUWJNR and get a small free gift sent to you mid the month following your order. More info here.

Shop online with me and enjoy extra customer benefits and attention, free catalogues and more! Just click HERE or the link below to begin shopping.

 

Hope you enjoyed today's project - you NEED to earn this free embossing folder. It's so yummy!

See you back here in a couple of days,

Claire

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Saleabration Second Release - More Items to earn for FREE

Wow, the new Saleabration items added on 15th February are just gorgeous! These are additional items added to the pool of products you can choose from, when you place a qualifying order of $90 (to choose a level 1 product) or $180 (choose a level 2 product).

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Download a PDF of the Second Release Saleabration Brochure

View all of the available Saleabration items in my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the newly added items.

I just LOVE this Country Floral Embossing Folder. The pattern is amazing, but because it's one of our Dimensional folders, the texture and definitio of the embossing i amazing! This is a level 1 item, which means it can be redeemed for free with a $90 order before postage.

SAB2Rb

This stamp set was designed to work with the Stamparatus, but would be equally great without it. I haven't had a play with this one yet, but it's on my 'to-do' list for this week. This is a level 1 item, which means it can be redeemed for free with a $90 order before postage.

SAB2Ra

Finally, we have added the Painted Seasons bundle. This is a lovely bundle of a hand painted seasonal stamp set, with a beautiful coordinating Designer Series Paper. This is a level 2 item, which means it can be redeemed for free with a $180 order before postage.

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I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of samples using these lovely new products. Have an awesome day!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Nine Lives Stamp Set from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Hey there crafty friends. It's lovely to be back blogging. Thanks for hanging in there with me while I had a break with the family and settled the boys back into school. These holidays were a little different for us, as my husband left his job of 30 years in early December, so he has had an opportunity to have a really good break before he starts looking for a new role. It's been lovely family time, and we also traveled interstate to Perth to spend time with my Mum and sisters and their families which was really lovely.

Time to get back into some regular blogging though! I made this card last week for a girlfriend who loves her cats. The Nine Lives stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Cat Punch from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Nine Lives cat birthday card from Occasions Catalogue 2019. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne, Australia.

The Rectangle Stitched Framelits make crafting so much easier! Lots of great options for layers and frames, and the stitching really adds interest I think. I just love the little bits and pieces included in the Nine Lives stamp set. I went for the roll of twine, as my own kitty always manages to find my rolls of bakers twine if I leave it our on my craft desk. 

Stampin Up Nine Lives cat birthday card from Occasions Catalogue 2019. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne, Australia

Here's my colour combo from today's card.

Claire's Stampin' Up! Colour Combination (1)

You can find the links to all of the products at the bottom of the post, but I wanted to give you a quick look at the awesomely cute Nine Lives Stamp Set, and the coordinating Cat Punch. I love this two (or three) step stamp. It's Photopolymer, so super easy to line up and it's only $25.00.

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FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS NOT TO MISS

Free Saleabration projects with $90 (level 1) and $180 (level 2) orders. Check them out HERE.

Great joining specials.  $146 extra free product, free postage and option to get the exclusive demonstrator tote. Get the details HERE.

Shop online using the February Host Code 6AMUWJNR and get a small free gift sent to you mid the month following your order. More info here.

Shop online with me and enjoy extra customer benefits and attention, free catalogues and more! Just click HERE or the link below to begin shopping.

Shop online

I hope you have lots of fun making your own Cat cards! See you back here again soon. My aim going forward is to blog every couple of days.

Claire

 

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