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Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello friends.

Today I have a watercolour card for you, as it's World Watercolour Month. My birthday card uses the Happiness Abounds stamp set, which was new in the 2022 Annual Catalogue in May.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used a couple of other new Annual Catalogue products: Hues of Happiness DSP, and the Fabulous Frames Dies. My flowers are embossed in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then water coloured using Water Painters and the ink inside the lid of my Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia ink pads. The leaves are water coloured the same way using Granny Apple Green ink pad.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card and frame are basic White cardstock, and I have stamped the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Black Stazon onto Basic White as well. I just chopped it in half to keep the dimensions of the card how I wanted. The embellishments I have used are the Polished Pink ones from the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! have put together a great technique video showing seven different ways to add colour with watercolour. Links to the base watercolour products used in the video are shown at the bottom of the page.

 

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  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. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration Bundle 4 Ways

Hello friends. 

Today I am showcasing four projects using one of the gorgeous Saleabration bundles you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Saleabration which is on during July and August. This is one of the level 2 gifts, so you can earn if for FREE with a $180 order before postage (read all about Saleabration and see all the things you can get earn FREE here). The bundle includes a gorgeous floral stamp set, and a coordinating 12x12" Designer Series paper pack.

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This card uses a quick and easy watercolour technique. I stamped the image in Orchid Oasis onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then spritzed the paper with water until the colour ran a bit.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've layered some of the gorgeous papers in the DSP pack, along with some layering vellum (love the prints in this!) and some linen thread. My greeting is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and is embossed in white onto Gray Granite cardstock.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card is super simple. I just used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut three images from the DSP, and layered them onto one of the DSP pieces and added a sentiment. This greeting is from the Potted Geranium stamp set, and is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Basic White cardstock. I have created the label ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, which punches two different types of label ends in three widths (super versatile in my craft stash).

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Quick and easy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next I created a little gift box to go with the above card. This was also super simple to make, as I used one of the new Envelope Treat Boxes (in the July to December mini catalogue) which are precut and scored. I just measured and cut pieces of the DSP to fit on the sides and top of the box (the closure is on the bottom). I also used the Tailored Tags dies to cut a little matching tag from the DSP. The Potted Geranium stamp set has some cute small sentiments to fit on the tag.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. DIY decorated gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Card and matching gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My fourth project is a fun fold card I made for my free subscriber tutorials a couple of weeks ago (you can subscribe for these HERE). 

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fun fold / fancy fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This card fold up nicely to fit inside a C6 envelope. I was inspired to make this after seeing some lovely cards by Helen Reid of All Things Stampy in the UK. You can see Helen's version of this card HERE.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fancy fold / fun fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like the four projects I have shared with you today. I have one more card to share using this suite, and that will be this week's step by step tutorial for customers and subscribers, so make sure you SUBSCRIBE to receive those.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Four project ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Now the mid year school holidays are over I will be back to some more regular blogging. See you next time,

Claire

 


Welcome to the July to December Mini Catalogue plus Saleabration is back for July and August.

The brand new July to December Mini Catalogue (the one with all the Christmas products) commenced today! I can't wait to bring you lots of exciting new Christmas papercraft ideas using these products.

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View the new July to December Mini Catalogue Products HERE in my online store.

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We also have Saleabration back from July 1st to August 31st with brand new freebies to give away.

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You can earn free products when you order $90 or $180 before postage, and an extra free exclusive set when you hit $500 in a workshop, combined or individual order.

View my Saleabration page to get all the details of how this promotion works.

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Enjoy this exciting start to July and I will be back with some projects featuring new products very soon.

Claire