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Stampin' Up! Grassy Grove Bundle Thinking of You Card

Hello friends. Today I wanted to show and give you step by step instructions for a handmade thinking of you card that I made with the Grassy Grove bundle from the 2022 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. I have also used the Saleabration Special Moments sentiment set. You can get this awesome set FREE with a $180 order until March 16th. I'll give you more details about Saleabration later in the post.

Here's today's card. I really love how it turned out. I have only used the Grove dies part of the bundle here, but I know I will use both parts of the bundle, so I wanted to save the 10% on both (yes demonstrators get these discounts too, as well as an extra 20-25% off at least!).

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

How beautiful is that paper behind the die cut? That's the amazing New Horizons 6x6" paper pack (find it HERE in the online store). There are 12 gorgeous watercolour like landscape scenes. It's soooooooo beautiful!

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So let's get you step by step instructions to make this card. Before I do that, I wanted to invite you to become a subscriber to get additional inspiration from me and advance notice of online classes, clearance and retired product sales.

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Step by Step Instructions for Grassy Grove Card (all products used are linked at the end of the post)

  1. Start with a side folding standard size Crumb Cake card base (for Australia that's 1/2 an A4 sheet cut vertically and folded / burnished with bone folder in the middle.
  2. Cut a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock 1/4 cm smaller on all sides than the base card (for Australia the measurement for the Evergreen Cardstock would be 10cm x 14.3cm).
  3. Centre the large grove die onto the Evergreen layer and die-cut. 
  4. Insert the die cut piece into the Bark embossing folder and run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine again. Make sure you do the embossing last, otherwise the die-cutting will flatten the embossing.
  5. Cut a piece of the New Horizons DSP 1/4 cm smaller on all sides than the Evening Evergreen piece (for Australia that would be 9.5cm x 15.8 cm). Attach this to the base card with Multipurpose Glue or Stampin' Seal.
  6. Attach the die-cut and embossed Evergreen Elegance card over the top of the New Horizons DSP using Multipurpose Glue or Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut the two deer from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and use a sponge dauber to apply some Crumb Cake ink to the very edges of each deer.
  8. Attach the deer to the left of the grove opening as shown (I used Dimensionals to attach)
  9. Stamp the Thinking of You sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set (pictured and linked below), in Evening Evergreen onto a Shimmery White cardstock strip 1.8cm (just under 3/4" wide). Using this width allows you to punch the ends using the amazing Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (pictured and linked below).
  10. Attach the sentiment to the card with Dimensionals and then attach a double bow of linen thread.

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at three of the key products I have used today.

Grassy Grove Bundle (get a FREE level 1 Saleabration item with this if you buy it before March 16th, or spend $81 more and upgrade to get the FREE Special Moments sentiment set).

Stampin Up Grassy Grove bundle. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Special Moments Saleabration Level 2 FREE gift (only available until March 16th).

Saleabration Special Moments stamp set. Available to earn until 16th March from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

Punch 6 labels in one with the Stampin Up Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

The Grassy Grove bundle is definitely one to add to your collection. I've got a few more cards to show you over the next couple of weeks using this gorgeous bundle.

Stampin Up Grassy Grove by Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

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Three quick and easy Stampin' Up! cards using Heart & Home Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.

Hello stamping friends.  Are you ready for some quick and easy Stampin' Up! cards?

I find one of the best ways to make quick cards, is by using the Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, and Memories and More Card Packs. Today I have three quick cards for you using these products from the Heart and Home Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Three quick and easy 2022 Stampin Up Heart and Home cards using Memories and More. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

The cards are already pre-printed and come in the pack with coordinating envelopes. There are two sizes in this pack: gift cards and full sized cards. The coordinating Heart and Home Memories and More Card Pack has journaling cards (in two sizes) and cardstock weight stickers which can be used for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have used these cards and stickers, along with other elements from the Heart and Home suite (doilies and denim ribbon) to make these cards. I love how they turned out and they were so quick and easy. These are the two gift cards:

Three quick and easy 2022 Stampin Up Heart and Home cards using Memories and More. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

and this is the full sized card.

Three quick and easy 2022 Stampin Up Heart and Home cards using Memories and More. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a closer look at the products. This is the Heart and Home Memories and More Card Pack.

Stampin Up Heart and Home Memories and More card pack available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

This is the coordinating cards and envelopes. You can link to these product and ALL the products I have used today, in the store links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Heart and Home Memories and More cards and envelopes available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I hope you have liked today's quick and easy cards.

Three quick and easy 2022 Stampin Up Heart and Home cards using Memories and More. Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Get free products with orders of $90 or $180+
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Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back later in the week with some more inspiration.

Claire

 

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Colour Creations Week 34: Petal Pink

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoWelcome to this week's Art with Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop. Today we are showcasing Petal Pink, a warm peach pink.

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Today's card is inspired by my water bottle! It's a lovely ombre pattern in shades of Petal Pink, Polished Pink and Melon Mambo.

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Here is my card. I really love how it turned out, even though I kind of made it up as I went along!

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

My base card is Petal Pink, and the second layer is Petal Pink embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder. 

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Step by Step Instructions for Stamped Piece

  1. I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and I used my blending brushes to lay down some Polished Pink ink in the bottom half, and Petal Pink ink in the top half, with lots of blending at the intersection.
  2. Next I blended a little Melon Mambo right at the bottom.
  3. I embossed the small floral image from Blessings of Home stamp set (in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue) in white over the top of the blended ink.
  4. Next I used a water painter (the fine tip one) to remove a lot of the ink colour from the leaves and petals. You just brush with water and it lightens the ink lots as it dries.
  5. Finally I added additional ink colours onto the image. I used Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves.

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I mounted the stamped piece onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, and tucked one of the Heart and Home Doilies underneath (the Basic Gray one). I adhered this with Dimensionals. I stamped the long birthday sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Basic Grey onto Shimmery white, cut it into strips and adhered with Stampin' Seal. I finished off with a double bow of Grey Granite bakers twine.

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like today's card. Now it's time to check out what the rest of today's participants from the Art with Heart team have been making with Petal Pink. Next up we have the lovely Diane Furniss.

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If you get lost at any time, head over to Cathy Proctor's blog where you will find the full list of participants.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week,

Claire

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February Online Class now open for Registration

Hey friends,

Just a quick message to let you know that I have a NEW online class open for registration. I loved making these bright, happy, all occasion cards and I think you will too!

There's a couple of different sign up options and you can find all the details and the registration form HERE. 

Registrations close Thursday 17th Feb at 6pm Melbourne time.

No need to sign up if you are a team member (or thinking of becoming one this month with the joining special) as my direct team members get all my online class PDFs and tutorials for free.

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I hope to create with you in this fun class. 

Claire


Colour Creations Week 33: Pear Pizazz with Stampin' Up! Garden Greenhouse

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHello friends. Another week of Colour Creations for you. This week we have Pear Pizazz, a lovely subtle green with a warm undertone. Pear

I have combined three of my favourite products from the January to June Mini Catalogue in today's card. These are Greenhouse Garden bundle, the Bough Punch and the Abstract Beauty 4x6" Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can see these products in my online store using the links at the end of the page, and there are also product photos further down the post.

Stampin Up Garden Greenhouse 2022 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

I started with a Pear Pizazz side folding C6 card. My next layer is a piece of Pear Pizazz embossed with one of the Greenery Mini Embossing Folders. I really love this embossed pattern. My next layer is a piece of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty specialty DSP. I love the bright happy colours in this paper. It also has some gold foiling.

Stampin Up Garden Greenhouse 2022 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Next up I have a piece of Basic White cardstock 9.6cm x 7.5cm. I stamped the largest foliage image (from the Garden Greenhouse stamp set) in Pear Pizazz ink. The teeny flowers were added using Polished Pink ink. These were super easy to line up as the stamp set is photopolymer. Make sure you line the bottom of the foliage up with the bottom of the Basic White cardstock piece.

Next up I cut my greenhouse pieces from the Greenhouse Dies. I cut the solid piece from a Window Sheet, and the outline piece with Silver foil. I attached the Silver Foil to an adhesive sheet before I diecut, so it could easily be attached t0 the Window Sheet. I attached the Window sheet to the card with a couple of small pieces of Stampin' Seal. next time I will use mini glue dots, or try sponging a thin layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue as I have heard that works too.

Stampin Up Garden Greenhouse 2022 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

To finish off my card. I punched the foliage shapes from the Bough punch in Pear Pizazz (the larger piece) and Polished Pink (the smaller piece). There are great foliage pieces included in the Greenhouse dies too, but I wanted to try out my Bough Punch. Finally I stamped the sentiment in Memento black ink and added a couple of Matte Black Dots.

Stampin Up Garden Greenhouse 2022 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Here's a closer look at the 3 key products I have used (check out the links at the end of the post to see them in my store).

First up here is the Garden Greenhouse bundle.

Stampin Up Garden Greenhouse 2022 bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Next we have the Abstract Beauty DSP. This paper is double sided, 6x4" size and has gold foil accents on one side. There are 12 different designs and you get 4 of each sheet. I love the bright happy designs.

Stampin Up Abstract Beauty 2022 DSP. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Finally we have the Bough punch. This is SO versatile! 

Stampin Up 2022 Bough Punch available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Art with Heart team have created using Pear Pizazz.  Next up we have the lovely Caroline Manwaring.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, you can find the full list of participants over on Cathy's blog.

We would love more happy crafters to join our awesome Art with Heart team (and you could participate in these weekly blog hops with us if you wanted, so ask any of the girls along the blog hop to0 tell you more about the fabulous things that happen in the team, and how you can get 2 extra free stamp sets when you join during Saleabration (on now!). 

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Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you back here again soon,

Claire

 

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