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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

 

Lots happening in Stampin' Up! over the coming months.

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Claire

 

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

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and limited time coordinating dies.

Happy Saturday crafty people. Today I have a beautiful soft floral card for you, using the gorgeous Positive Thoughts stamp set in the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. This is such a beautiful stamp set in my opinion. 

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

I just love the imagery in this Positive Thoughts stamp set, the words in the greetings and also the lovely font in the greetings, It's very 'me'.

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I really love how my colour combination came together for this card too. Grey Granite is such a gorgeous neutral for a card base.

Stampin Up Color / Colour combination using Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite,  Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

The fern image I have stamped on the base card is Gray Granite stamped off once, to give a soft frame for the layers on the card.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

Did you know for a limited time only (until the end of March unless sold out earlier), you can also purchase coordinating dies for the Positive Thoughts stamp set, called Natures Thoughts Dies? These are part of a limited time Coordination Product Release. These dies cut out images in the stamp set, but also include a few extra dies which are really useful (I have a couple of other cards coming up over the coming weeks using these extra dies). If you love this stamp set, don't miss out getting these dies before March 31st. You can find all the limited time dies HERE in my Stampin' Up! online store.

Natures Thoughts Dies

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

Now I'm off to work on writing up this week's free PDF tutorial for my subscribers, another fun fold card. You can receive these free too by subscribing to my email list using the links below.

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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.

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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Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to subscribe if you would like my free weekly tutorials.

Claire

 

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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.

Here'a a few other reminders about what's happening this month in Stampin' Up!

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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

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

Get FREE products when you SHOP, HOST or JOIN during Saleabration. On Now!

All the Saleabration details HERE.

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February Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

A set of 8 PDF tutorials including fancy folds, techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide on my tutorials page here (immediate download). 

Stampin Up PDF Tutorials fancy fold, techniques, 3D. February 2020.

Have a great day and I will see you back here again soon,

Claire

 

 


Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Hello friends. Today I have a bright and cheerful birthday card for you using the Painted Poppies bundle from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Bundle birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My combination is Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade with white and black. These colours give a bright and happy effect when combined.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green

I have stamped the paint splat stamp onto the background in Granny Apple Green ink (so tone on tone), as well as stamping the leaves outline in the same tone on tone colour before die-cutting. The poppies are stamped in Poppy Parade, and the rest of the stamping in Memento Black. 

The piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP is 5cm wide, and has a thin mat of Basic Black cardstock. The greeting is from Perennial Birthday (my go to set for birthday greetings).

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Bundle birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the stamp sets I have used in today's card. You can see all the products I have used in the links at the end of the post.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set

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Perennial Birthday Stamp Set

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While you are here, here'a a few other reminders about what's happening this month in Stampin' Up!

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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

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

Get FREE products when you SHOP, HOST or JOIN during Saleabration. On Now!

All the Saleabration details HERE.

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February Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

A set of 8 PDF tutorials including fancy folds, techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide on my tutorials page here (immediate download). 

Stampin Up PDF Tutorials fancy fold, techniques, 3D. February 2020.Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon.

Claire