Stampin' Up! Masculine Sympathy Card Idea and a great Stampin' Up! Colour Combination for Men.

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a masculine sympathy card idea using Stampin' Up! products from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! catalogue. Sympathy cards are difficult to make at the best of times, but coming up with ideas for sympathy cards for men can be even more challenging.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I chose to keep my card simple and classic, use colours that felt masculine to me, and feature the sentiment in a small cluster of die cuts. The sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set, and the stems are from the coordinating Well Written Dies. The heart is from the Detailed Hearts Die.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love how the colour combination turned out for this card. Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider are my two favourites of the 2020-22 InColours, and they look great together for masculine cards.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder. Masculine colour combination using Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider and Seaside Spray Stampin Up Colour. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Subtle Embossing Folder again. I seem to use it in on so many cards these days. It's really classic.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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How to Make Folded Christmas Tree Cards - Free Tutorial

Hey friends. Today I have a free tutorial on how to make handmade folded paper Christmas tree cards. Isn't it the cutest little tree ? It's easy to make and requires very little supplies. I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes dies and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from the 2020 July to December mini catalogue for mine, but you could cut a circle shape another way and use any paper you had available.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different versions, one basic one, and another more 'stepped up'. The sentiment is from one of my all time favourite Christmas sentiment sets, Itty Bitty Christmas (linked at end of post). I stamped the sentiment three times without reinking, on the bottom right of each envelope as well. Love how that turned out.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the more basic of the two cards.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the stepped up version where I added Champagne Rhinestones, added some coiled gold cord and folded the edge of the patterned paper.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I think the stitched edge of the tree really adds to the effect.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The cards are really quick and easy to make, Great for beginners or you can dress them up some more.

Folded Tree

 

Here's the free tutorial for you:

Download Folded Christmas Tree Cards Tutorial Claire Daly

 

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Free Stampin' Up! PDF Tutorial for 3D Teepee Fun Fold Christmas card

Hello crafty friends. 

Today I have a free PDF tutorial for you to download, to show you how to make this 3D Teepee Christmas card , which collapses flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope. You most likely have everything you need to make this fun fold card at home, however I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangle dies and Stitched Stars dies on mine. The tutorial gives you all the measurements and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

My paper is Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the 2020 August to December Holiday Catalogue. I have also used the Stitched Triangle Dies from Stampin' Up! for cutting the DSP, and the tutorial shows you the best measurements to fit these. For my decoration I have used the Stitched Stars Dies, the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (so sparkly and beautiful), and a greeting from the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

Here's how it folds down to fit in a C6 envelope.

Teepee 2020 Christmas Card using Stampin Up Stitched Triangles and Stitched Stars Dies. PDF Tutorial / Template download.

 

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Download MWC33 Triangle 3D Christmas Card using Stitched Triangle Dies PDF

 

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Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Appreciation Card

Hi stampers.

Today I want to show you a card I made for some of my team who recently attended a Stampin' Up! Leadership event. I used Forever Greenery product suite (Forever Fern 10% off Bundle is a part of this) to make this card to show my appreciation. I have also used the lovely In Good Taste Elements which are wood embellishments for cards and crapbooking. Later in my post I will talk about how to use these.

This would be a great card for friends, co-workers, team members or anyone  you wanted to show appreciation towards.

Stampin Up card idea using Forever Greenery Product Suite (Forver Fern bundle), Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

It's a very simple patterned paper background layer using the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Pack (12 double sided sheets 12x12", with 2 each of 6 designs). There's a wide range of designs included, and I have used a small strip of a more busy pttern, with a larger piece of one of the smaller patterned images. This paper is on special for 15% off until 31st October 2020.

Forver Greenery Designer Series Paper pack by Stampin Up. From 2020 Annual Catalogue. Buy in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the gorgeous plant and leaves imagery on this paper, and it coordinates with some of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours. This paper coordinates with Garden Green, Soft Sea Foam, Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizazz, Just Jade and Shaded Spruce.

 

Stampin Up in pads which coordinate with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper from 2020 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue. Buy in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

How to Use Wooden Embellishments On Your Cards

The wooden embellishments from In Good Taste Elements, really add extra wow and texture to this card. To use these wooden embellishments:

  1. Tuck them under sentiment labels and attach with a glue dot (these adhesives are great for heavier embellishments).
  2. You could also coloir them with ink or acylic paint to coordinate with your project if you are not looking for the natural look
  3. Dip them in Versamark and embossing power and heat with a heat gun for an embossed look.

Stampin Up card idea using Forever Greenery Product Suite (Forever Fern bundle), Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

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October is a great month to stock up on Designer Series Papers. Check out the 15 paper packs on sale in October.

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Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Video Tutorial.

Hello stamping friends. 

Today I have a card idea for friends. My stamp set is Under My Umbrella from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and it has a coordinating punch. I have coloured the images with Stampin' Blends and have used a little sponging too. It's going to rain a bit this week in Melbourne (I actually love listening to the rain though, and it's great for the garden too) so this is an appropriate stamp set for sure.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've put together a video for you showing the techniques I used to colour and blend with Stampin' Blends, and how to make the easy cloud background.

My colour palette was nice an bright and featured two of the Stampin' Up! 2020-22 InColours.

Stampin Up color / colour combination for Under My Umbrella Card with Stampin' Blends

The cloud effect is super easy to make, and you don't need anything special. I show you how in the video.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope today's card has bought a smile to your face. I know the 'Under My Umbrella' stamp set brings a smile to my face! Here's a closer look at a couple of the products. 

Here is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set($28). Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

Next up we have the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch ($31). Punches make creating so easy don't you think? Especially when they perfectly coordinate with stamp sets.

Stampin Up Umbrella Builder Punch. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.There's also another gorgeous stamp set called Pretty Parasole, that coordinates with the Umbrella Builder Punch. This stamp set is only $28.00 too.

Stampin Up Pretty Parasole Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

You can find all the products I have used today in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code. You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.