Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Suite Guitar Card

Hello stampers.

This week I have been playing with the Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I love this suite so much! This is one of the suites where I ended up purchasing literally everything in the suite. The Coastal Weave embossing folder is gorgeous, and I love the colours in the DSP and Memories and More card pack. Check out the Tropical Oasis Suite in my Stampin' Up! online store.

You will be seeing a few cards made with this product suite on my blog this week, so let's get started. For today's card, I have used the Timeless Tropical stamp set for the background stamping and greeting, and one on the Memories and More cards.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2020 January Mini
You will also spot the Coastal Weave embossing folder and one of the Tropical Oasis trinkets (how cute are those little guitars? there are 3 other cute tropical charm designs too). You can view or purchase any of the products I have used today, using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2020 January Mini

 

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Claire

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Your Creative Connection 103: Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms Scrapbook Layout

600 pixelsToday my global Your Creative Connection ladies are choosing their favourite suite of products to play with. I have chosen the lovely Parisian Blossom product suite from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. I have used products in this suite to complete a double scrapbook page to document highlights of 5 nights in Paris. (Eagle eyed readers will note I have appeared to travel forward in time with the dates - ooops! Have since corrected, but the original photos were taken in the best light, so I am using these).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Highlights pages are a great way to get a whole bunch of photos into a layout. My Stampin' Up! mini guillotine (FREE in the Starter Kit as part of the awesome Saleabration joining deal on until the end of March) was perfect to be able to trim my photos so I only got the bits that told my story, and created variation in my layout.

Stampin Up mini guillotine

I started with two 12x12" Petal Pink cardstock sheets. I placed a 3x12" strip of  Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper towards the top and bottom of each page. I then arranged the pictures over the 2 pages, with a couple of highlight photos on a Cherry Cobbler mat (Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink are the three coordinating colours for this DSP).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used stamped images and die cuts from the Parisian Beauty bundle to embellish my page. The quotes were stamped from the Parisian Beauty stamp set onto some of the DSP and cut out with Rectangle Stitched dies. The quotes in this stamp set are perfect for travel pages.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used strip journaling (created using my computer), to label each highlight, and to add some additional text to my title.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish off the layout, I have used the Hand Lettered Prose dies to cut Pool Party letters for my title (oops again about the date!), and embossed the letters using the Subtle embossing folder for some added texture.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Of course this Parisian Blossoms suite is also perfect for card making. Here's a card I made earlier in the year using this suite.

Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms suite card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to move on and see the lovely creations by the rest of the global Your Creative Connection team. We are heading off to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA.

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If you get lost anywhere along the tour, you can use this list to get back on track.

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands  

 
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Claire

 
 

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Stampin' Up! Double Gatefold Best Dressed Fun Fold Card with Free Tutorial

Hello crafty people.

If you are are looking for some fun girly paper, you can't go past the Best Dressed Designer Series paper. I have used it on this double gate fold card which I made for my nieces 18th birthday.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Double Gatefold with free tutorial. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The paper has floral images on one side, and perfume and makeup images on the other side. Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Whisper White. There are also coordinating coloured tassles available as embellishments. I love the look the tassles add to the card.

Best dressed dsp

Best dressed tassles

This card opens out to show off more of the patterns on the DSP, and also has room to add your greeting. I have just cut a couple of perfume bottles from the paper to embellish this part.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Double Gatefold with free tutorial. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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If you are in Australia, I'd love you to consider joining my team. You will be able to see and preorder products from the upcoming 2020 Annual Catalogue a full month before customers. As a member of my team (even if you just join for yourself), you will also get anything I create for my customers, plus more. This allows you to get a 20%+ discount on your own purchases too. I'd love to have you join my team and chat Stampin' Up! with me on my fun and friendly team forums. It's such a lovely welcoming community.

Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

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Claire

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Your Creative Connection 102: Fresh From the Garden

600 pixelsWelcome to our second Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. For YCC102, our theme is Fresh From The Garden (can you tell I picked the theme this time?).

A little background to this week's theme and stamp set choice. I love everything about gardens, but my absolutely favourite things is growing things I can eat, or pick for fresh flowers in the house, A couple of years ago at a garden show I picked up a couple of Dahlia bulbs to throw in my garden and growing them has made me so happy! They say everything old is new again, and I definitely think that is the case with Dahlia's. Here's a few I have grown in my garden. They are very easy to grow and bring me lots of joy in the summer months.

Dahlias

I have chosen the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. I love the Dahlia image, but there is also some great additional imagery in the stamps, and the coordinating Natures Thoughts dies (only available until March 30th) have some additional pieces for layering, borders and texture.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

One of the things you will notice about Dahlia's is there is often variation in colour in the petals. To achieve that in my flowers, I inked up the stamp in Grapefruit Grove for one of the flowers and So Saffron for the second Flower. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose onto the flower edges. To add some framing for my floral layering, I stamped some of the ferns in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once) onto the base Crumb Cake card. My main fern is in Old Olive, greeting in Rococo Rose and that lovely lace like border is die cut from the Natures Thoughts dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope my creation today has inspired you some way, whether that be in the garden or in the craft room! Both bring me happiness and peace :)

I'm excited to travel around the world, and see what my YCC global friends have created this week for us.Next up is the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA. Enjoy your flight!

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If you get lost at any stage of the tour, here's a full list of participants:

Claire Daly, Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong, Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

 

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Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

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If you are the sort that prefers to stamp at home using tutorials, I also have some of those available for a small fee on my tutorials page,

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Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts Thinking of You / Get Well Card

Hello stampers. Today I have got a second card for you featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue.  This card would be perfect for a get well or thinking of you card.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Dahlias have made a comeback in floral circles, and it's great to have these gorgeous Dahlia images to stamp. I stamped these ones in Blushing Bride, and then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose ink onto the outer petals and centre. Here's my colour combination today.

Stampin Up Color / Colour Combination Sahara Sand, Rococo Rose, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride.

The coordinating Nature's Thoughts dies make this stamp set extra easy to use. In addition to cutting out the major stamped images, it includes some extra bits and pieces such as the stitched rectangle, and the border piece (the Mint Macaron piece).

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

As I mentioned in my last post, one of the things I love most about the Positive Thoughts stamp set is the thoughtful sentiments and the lovely font. This 'Hugs, Prayers and Love' sentiment is so versatile.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Don't miss out on getting your Coordination Framelit Dies by the end of March. There are 5 different sets of Framelits, and a DSP that coordinates with 4 punches. View them HERE in my online store.

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As a member of my team (even if you just join for yourself), you will also get anything I create for my customers, plus more. This allows you to get a 20%+ discount on your own purchases too. I'd love to have you join my team and chat Stampin' Up! with me on my fun and friendly team forums. It's such a lovely welcoming community.

Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

Buy the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $169  in Australia during Saleabration and get all these extras free.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again soon.

Claire

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