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Free PDF Stampin' Up! Tutorials for subscribers in 2020

Hey lovelies,

Just a quick note about a new initiative I have started to give more back to my subscribers, customers and team members.

Each Friday or Saturday, I am sending anyone who is subscribed to my email list, a regular customer, or a direct team member, a free PDF tutorial of a card designed by me! I love to teach and inspire, and this is another way to do this,

If you aren't a subscriber, SUBSCRIBE NOW! It's FREE. If you subscribe between now and midnight on Jan 2nd, you will be good to go for week 3, and I will also send you week 1 and 2.

Here's the cards with measurements, instructions, colour pictures and templates (where required) that I have shared tutorials for in the last 2 weeks. First up this centre step card.

Stampin Up Fancy Fold Card 2020 using Birthday Goodness Stamp Set

Then last weeks card was a buckle card. So easy to make when you have the measurements.

Stampin Up Fancy Fold Card 2020 using Birthday Goodness Stamp Set

Stampin Up Fancy Fold Card 2020 using Birthday Goodness Stamp Set

Look forward to seeing you on my email subscriber list soon. I have been creating up a storm and I can't wait to share these ideas with you.

Claire


2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue Paper and Ribbon Shares

Hey there, 

It's new catalogue paper and ribbon time. This time for the new 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue (formerly called the Occasions Catalogue).

As usual I have offerings of:

Paper: A paper share of 1/4 pack of all the papers - $35.60 (10% discount on catalogue price) plus postage  of $9.20 regular or $12.20 express

Ribbon: A ribbon share of 1/4 pack of all the coordinating ribbons for the papers - $21.70 (10% discount on catalogue price) plus $3.30 postage

Both with a Bonus: A combined ribbon and paper share which includes a bonus 1/4 share of the two Saleabration Designer Series Papers - $57.30 plus postage  of $9.20 regular or $12.20 express

Australia residents only.

Shares close January 8th at midday. Register your interest using the form at the end of the post and I will email you back with details.

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Register for shares here. Shares close January 8th at midday and I will email you back with further payment information after you register. Don't forget to press submit!


Greek Island s 6x8" Travel Scrapbooking Album video flip through.

I have finished and uploaded the page by page flip through of my Greek Islands 6x8" travel scrapbook album that I previewed in my previous post.  I have listed all the product links and details in the previous post. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, let me know.

Claire


Make a 6x8" Cruise / Travel Scrapbook Album: My Greek Isles Trip Album

Memory Keeping is my first love, and I really enjoy making scrapbook pages or albums about places I have visited. In July this year, I was lucky enough to go on a 7 day cruise around the Greek Islands from Rome. Here's how I scrapbooked my trip in a 6x8" pocket album. I started with these Stampin' Up! memory keeping products:

I used  a combination of 6"x 8", 6"x 4" and 3" x 4" photos. I printed all my photos at the Officeworks self serve kiosk (for my 3x4" photos I had already cropped them to size and saved them side by side on a 6x4" background using Photoshop). Other options would include just trimming 6x4" photos to size, printing yourself at home or persnickityprints.com also offer this smaller print size (based in US though).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

When putting my album together I always start with the photos. I leave room for a cover page, and then I sort and place my photos in the album. For this album I divided it into:

  • pre trip & embarking
  • sea days, events days and Stampin' Up! people
  • each stop on the cruise (I started each section with a 6x8" photo and used Handwritten Prose Dies for a diecut letter title as shown in the photo below)
  • our last night at sea / disembarking / reflections

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The next step was to include ephemera (scrapbookers terms for all the bits and pieces you collect), For this trip I had things like:

  • My Stampin' Up! name tag
  • Boarding passes
  • Tickets for day trips
  • Business cards from places we ate or shopped
  • Tags that were included on room gifts
  • Stampin' Up! trip guide
  • Tourist brochures (one of the ship layout, one of a tourist train)
  • A printout of my ship account

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Next up I went through and added journaling and filler cards to fill the gaps. These were from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack (and a couple of scraps of the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. These were perfect for a cruise themed album.  On this photo below, you can see another thing I like to do on cruises for my scrapbooking albums. This is a photo of the cabin TV screen when it was on the navigational channel showing where the ship was positioned. Other things I photographed and included in the album were:

  • Departure gate to Rome from Dubai airport
  • Travel documents and passport
  • Cabin door and welcome signage
  • Lots of food and plant photos (my two loves)

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia
On the journaling and filler cards, I either adhered typed journaling boxes made on my computer, punched out typed travel quotes or embellishments. I measured the journaling boxes to fit the shape of the space of each of the journaling boxes I had used. I don't always type my journaling, but chose to for this project and I do like how neat and tidy it looks (it's super important to also include your own handwriting in memory keeping projects though, which is why I often do that).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

In some instances I have also typed strip journaling or small text boxes for photos. I have also used the cardstock stickers (included in the Memories and More pack) and metal trinkets for embellishing photos and journaling / filler cards.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For my album title page I have used a 6x8 photo, and some text which I cut from the Stampin' Up! travel guide for the trip. This is one of my favourite photos of the trip, looking down on the ship and tender boat from the island of Santorini.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I also decorated the outside of the album using the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Bakers Twine, a metal trinket and some burlap trim. 

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Overall I have included 157 photos in my 6x8 album and they fit fine in the album as you can see here. The individual breakdown of photo size is:

  • 13 6x8" photos
  • 59 6x4" photos
  • 85 3x4" photos

Overall there are 39 6x8" pocket page protectors of various configurations. This also includes the cover page and a clear envelope at the end of the album where I have added a couple of brochures, the rest of the travel guide and the printout of the ship bill.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I had lots of enjoyment putting together these memories of this fabulous trip. A 6x8 album is a great size for a one week cruise. If you would like to put together your own album and have questions, contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Later in the week I will post a video which flips through this album page by page, for a final look at this project.

December Specials / Offers

There's 24 hours of FREE SHIPPING on orders of $45 or more TOMORROW, December 11th.

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Don't forget the Holiday Catalogue ends on 2nd January. Lots of products won't be carrying over and are now on sale in the Year End Closeout Sale. Bundles which are carrying over won't have the 10% bundle price after 2nd Jan. All the details HERE.

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If you are shopping in my online store, don't forget the December Host Code for a free gift mid January.

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If you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for a new active demonstrator, I'd love to help you out from anywhere in Australia. Check out what I offer HERE, and request your new 2020 catalogues HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow with the video of this album,

Claire


Coming soon / sneak peek: Stampin' Up! Tulip Builder Punch and Timeless Tulips Bundle

If you love tulips like me, you will love a new bundle coming in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue, called Timeless Tulips Bundle.

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, and living in an area of Australia where we have quite a cool winter, means I can plant them in pots for a lovely early spring display. I love going to the Tesselaar bulb stand at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show and choosing my bulbs each year. This bulb grower isn't far from me in the Yarra Valley, and each year they put on a Tulip Festival in September .

Here are some tulips from my patio garden.

Tulips

I was excited to see the Timeless Tulips bundle in the new catalogue which starts on January 3rd. It's a great stamp set with a coordinating punch and is a a great price for a bundle too!

Here's the card we made with the bundle as one of our make and takes at OnStage in Sydney in November. These ones were done in Rococo Rose. I'm looking forward to experimenting with lots of different colour combinations for my tulips.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple more of the tulips in the bottom right hand corner.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I'm looking forward to bringing you LOTS more creative ideas with this fabulous bundle as we launch our 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. 

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Don't forget the Holiday Catalogue ends on 2nd January. Lots of products won't be carrying over and are now on sale in the Year End Closeout Sale. Bundles which are carrying over won't have the 10% bundle price after 2nd Jan. All the details HERE.

Don't forget the December Host Code for a free gift mid January.

December 19 Host Code

 

Get New Catalogues

If you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for a new active demonstrator, I'd love to help you out from anywhere in Australia. Check out what I offer HERE, and request your new 2020 catalogues HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow.

Claire