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.
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.
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.
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.
- Dawn Olchefske - USA
- Barbara Meyer - Austria
- Kristine McNickle - New Zealand
- Jenn Tinline - Canada
- Jennifer Pauli - Germany
- Janneke Dijkstra de Jong - Netherlands
- Michelle Last - UK
- Claire Daly - Australia (you are here!)
While you are here, here are a few other reminders about what's happening this month in Stampin' Up!
Buy the Starter Kit for $169 and get extra free product, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE
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).