Sahara Sand Painted Poppies Congratulations card.

Hi there. Today I have the last of my cards for a little while, using the Painted Poppies stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. This one is another version of a card I made last month.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I just love the elegance of this Tufted Embossing Folder. I wanted as much as possible of it to show, so I have just used Stitched Rectangle Framelits for my stamped panel and Highland Heather mat. My poppy is watercoloured using a Blender Pen and ink from the ink pad lid. I used Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather for the flower and Old Olive for the stem and leaves. My greeting is from the level 1 Saleabration set, Sending You Thoughts, and is stamped in Sahara Sand. You can view all of the products used today, by using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Claire

 

 


Introducing Your Creative Connection - a new global Stampin' Up! papercraft showcase.

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I’m excited to announce the launch of Your Creative Connection today; a bi-monthly creative showcase which will come to you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Your Creative Connection came together from a group of eight global friends wanting to give you a worldwide connection to creativity. We hope to inspire you to connect with us as we share papercraft ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. Each showcase will have a theme, and we will ‘travel’ around the world to connect with our creative friends. You will be amazed at the creativity of my amazing global friends. These ladies are all really special and are people I feel a real warm connection to, as well as admiration for the way they run their Stampin' Up! business.

Today's theme is Pleased as Punch. This was a tricky one for me, because I don't often have punches as the focal point of my cards (they tend to be more in the layers and for greetings). As you get to know me over the coming months (or if you already follow me on Instagram), you will know that flowers and plants make me happy. So the Vase Builder Punch was calling me. You will find the Vase Builder punch in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The vases were punched from one of the Daffodil Delight patterned sheets in the Best Dressed Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I then went with the colours in another of my favourite sheets from that pack: Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. This is a nice bright and happy colour palette for a birthday card. I've used my most used punch, the Banner Triple Punch, for the banner ends in my paper strips (you NEED this punch). The flowers are coloured with blends, and the greeting is from Label Me Bold stamp set. You can view  or purchase any of the products I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Seatbelts on! I'm excited to now send you on your way around the world (or continue the journey from the lovely Michelle Last in the UK). It's time to head right up to Minnesota in the USA to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olfeschke

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If you get lost along the way, here's your complete itinerary for today's round the world trip.  Enjoy getting to know everyone and if you feel inspired by their projects, don't forget to bookmark or follow their blog or social media so you can visit from time to time. It makes me very happy to share with global demonstrators and I hope it makes you happy too.

 

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Claire

 

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Day 4 Poppy Party: Simple Peaceful Poppy DSP Card and Envelope

Hello friends. 

Back today with Day 4 of my Painted Poppy Bundle showcase. You can find the bundle in the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue (see my sidebar). Today I have got a very simple card for you with just a tiny bit of stamping.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I LOVE this big bold sheet of poppy paper in the Peaceful Poppies DSP. It's quite difficult to use mixed with other elements, so I made it the star of the project. The base card  is one of the Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories and More Cards & Envelope. The silver border is already pre-printed on the card, so all I needed to do was cut a piece of DSP 7.8cm x 10.5cm and adhere. I then stamped some of the poppy images in Versamark in the top left and bottom right.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I embossed the greeting from the Saleabration Level 1 set Sending you Thoughts in silver onto one of the pre-embossed black banners in the Peaceful Poppies elements pack (this is included in my gift with purchase this week only). That's really all there is to the card. 

For the envelope, I traced the liner that comes with the card onto the DSP and cut it out to use as the new liner. I also stamped a few flowers in Versamark on the envelope.  Easy peasy and it would take you no time at all to create a set of these cards. 

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

In addition to being able to select a Saleabration level 1 gift with the purchase of this bundle anytime between 3rd January and 31st March, I am also offering a small gift with purchase to anyone who purchases it from me this week up to January 19th (anyone who has already purchased the bundle from me will also receive the bonus gift which will be sent out around 29th January. The bonus is some 1 piece of each of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut to 6x4" size (these make beautiful layers by themselves) and 1/4 pack of Peaceful Poppies elements. These are elements which coordinate with the Peaceful Poppies suite and are a mix of embossed on watercolour paper, embossed on black card, white printed on vellum and colour printed on glossy white card. These can be coloured and layered for additional card elements.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I would love to send you a pack, so grab your Painted Poppies bundle today. You will save 10%, get to choose a free Saleabration item and if you order by the 19th Jan, get my bonus too.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here tomorrow with my last Painted Poppies bundle card.

Claire

 

 

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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.

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

Claire