Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms, for Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoToday the Art with Heart Colour Creations girls are are playing with Flirty Flamingo, which is one of our mid pinks in the brights colour group.  Flirty F

I have a water-coloured card today, using the Forever Blossoms stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. This is such a pretty blossom image don't you think? I have coloured the blossoms in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo, which I think is more the colours of nectarine or plum blossom. 

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Using die cut shapes can really elevate your card design. I have used Ornate Layers Dies to cut out the water-coloured image, and the gorgeous Encircled in Beauty dies for the Flirty Flamingo piece underneath. You can view all the products I have used in today's card using the links at the end of the post. My base card is Gray Granite and I have stamped the same image on the top left and bottom right, in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The sentiment I have used is from Best Year stamp set, which is also in the current Annual Catalogue. I stamped it onto a scrap of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper using Crumb Cake ink, trimmed it and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the end. I also lightly sponged the edges of the sentiment label with Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber. Champagne Rhinestones finish off my card.

Here's another look at my colour combination for today.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination featuring Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Garden Green.  Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, AustraliaNow it's time to see what the rest of the team have created using Flirty Flamingo. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

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If you get lost along the way, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog as she has the list of everyone participating.

Thanks for visiting today and see you back here again soon,

Claire

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Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Cards

I love being able to whip up quick and easy handmade cards. The Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Memories and More cards make creating a breeze as you can buy the pre-printed cards and envelopes (which are SO pretty), and then you have a range of perfectly sized cards you can play around with for elements on the card front.

Here are two cards I made quickly and easily using these products. 

Stampin Up Hand Penned Quick and Easy Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my first card, I just trimmed down one of the 6x4" cards and added a Daffodil Delight mat either side. The sentiment is from Hand-Penned stamp set and I have used the Double Oval Punch with the sentiment. The embellishments I have shown on this one are the Genial Gems which coordinate with this suite perfectly (links at end of post to view products I have used).

Stampin Up Hand Penned Quick and Easy Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, I just added a Polished Pink Mat to the 3x4" card from the Hand-Penned Memories and More pack, and then cut one of the die-cuts from the Penned Flower Dies in half and adhered to the top and bottom before adhering it to the pre-printed card. My greeting is from Best Year sentiment set and I have used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the label. It would even be beautiful without the die cut as the prints in this suite are so beautiful.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Quick and Easy Cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards (50 in a pack) and the pre-printed cards and envelopes  (20 of each in a pack). You can view more information about each product using the links at the bottom of the post. Add these to your next Stampin' Up! order in Australia for some quick and easy cards.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Memories and More Cards. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Hand Penned Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin Up You're a Peach Easy Patterned Paper Strip Card with Measurements

Hello friends! With just over nine days left of the Stampin Up Australia Designer Series Paper sale (it ends on August 2nd), I wanted to show you an easy card layout to use up strips of Designer Series Paper. I am using You're a Peach Designer Series Paper Pack, which is one of the gorgeous paper packs on special at 15% off until August 2nd. I have included the measurements so you can easily make cards like this at home.

Quick and Easy card design using strips of patterned paper (You're a Peach Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up). 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Measurements

  • My base card is a standard C6 size Balmy Blue card (half an A4 sheet cut vertically and folded in half).
  • My second Balmy Blue layer is 9.9cm x 14.2 cm.
  • Each of the five coordinating paper strips are 9.5cm long and 2.6cm wide, which allows for a 2mm border all round when they are adhered to the second layer.
  • The circle is the largest die (the plain one, not the scalloped one) in the layering circles dies.

The other main element on my card is one of the Tailor Made Tags die cuts. It's really easy to miss these dies in the catalogue as they are a stand alone die set, but they are gorgeous as they have 4 stitched tags in 2 different designs (so 8 tags all up), with two different reinforcements = 10 really versatile dies for $38.00. I have included a picture of the dies below.

Quick and Easy card design using strips of patterned paper (You're a Peach Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up). 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts stamp set, one of my favourite sentiment sets from the 2021 Annual Annual Catalogue. I love the font in this set.

Quick and Easy card design using strips of patterned paper (You're a Peach Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up). 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up 2021 sentiment set Inspired Thoughts. Available in Australia from Claire Daly. Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne.

 

To finish my card off I fussy cut two of the flowers from the You're a Peach stamp set, and added Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to the centre of each.

Quick and Easy card design using strips of patterned paper (You're a Peach Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up). 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the You're a Peach Designer Series Paper. It's so pretty!

Stampin Up 2021 You're a Peach Designer Series Paper Pack. Available in Australia from Claire Daly. Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne

There's also a coordinating bundle in this suite. Here are some of the fun things the Stampin' Up! designers have made with this product suite.

Stampin Up 2021 You're a Peach Product Suite.

Here's a look at the Tailor Made Tags dies. I can see myself using these LOTS! You can view and/or purchase any of these products from my online store using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up 2021 Tailor Made Tags Dies. Available in Australia from Claire Daly. Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne

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Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle Birthday Card

Today I have a birthday card for you with quite a dramatic composition with the gold and black. It uses the Artistically Inked bundle from the new 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Artistically Inked. 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Step by Step Instructions

This card was so simple to make though! Here are the step by step instructions.

  1. The base card is a standard C6 top folding Basic Black card.
  2. The next layer is a layer oif Basic Black 10cm x 14cm.
  3. Cut one of the floral die cuts from the Artistic Dies in Gold Metallic Specialty Paper (see links at the bottom of the post).
  4. Adhere this to the card using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Position it so that about 2/3 of the die will be showing.
  5. Add a 3cm strip of the Shaded Spruce / Just Jade and Gold piece from the Expressions in Ink DSP.
  6. Cut a 0.7cm strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock and adhere that over the join of the DSP and cardfront.
  7. Stamp the greeting from Artistically Inked stamp set in black ink onto a strip of white cardstock. Cut slanted ends.
  8. Cut a Basic Black piece 1/2 cm longer and 1cm wide. Adhere the sentiment piece onto this., leaving about 0.3-0.4cm at the bottom and equal amounts each end (which should be about 0.25cm each end).
  9. Adhere this combined sentiment piece to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Add some Gilded Gems to finish the card.

Stampin Up Artistically Inked. 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

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Stampin' Up! Teenage Boy Birthday Card

Today I have a teen boy birthday card for you, featuring the Stampin Up  A Good Man stamp set. It's a super versatile masculine set and I have used it for lots of masculine cards. This one was for my son's 16th birthday during the week. 

Stampin Up Teen Boy Birthday Card using A Good Man stamp set.

It's a very simple design. Here's what I did:

  1. My base card is Sahara Sand.
  2. Cut two pieces of Neurals 6x6" DSP. The darker piece on the right is 14cm x 5cm (or 2" x 5&7/8"), and the lighter piece is 7cm x 12.5cm (or 2&3/4" x 5").
  3. The image is stamped in Stazon Black ink, onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper. I have used Bermuda Bay for the shirt, Seaside Spray for the deck chair stripes and a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the hat and shorts. There are also a few strokes of Sahara Sand under the chair.
  4. The coloured image is cut out using the largest cirle in the Stitched Shapes dies (these are retiring soon, so get in quick).
  5. I then used my blending brushes and a litle Pool Party ink to add a little sky colour around the top half of the image.
  6. The label for the sentiment is cut using Stitched Nested Dies (also retiring soon). I wish I could tell you which set I used to stamp the greeting, but the stamped label was in my 'stamped and not used' tray, and now I can't remember!
  7. The number '16' is adhesive letters from my scrapbooking stash pre Stampin' Up! days.

Stampin Up Teen Boy Birthday Card using A Good Man stamp set.

 

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The retiring products list from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been released and quite a few products are reduced with huge savings of up to 75% off. All of these products are now only available while stocks last (and some have already sold out) so get in quick. If an item is still available, it will be showing in the online store.

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