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.

View all the retiring Annual Catalogue products / sale items HERE in my online store.

When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Birthday Card

Hey friends. Today I have a fun card for the chook / hen lovers. It's a birthday card using the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This Hey Birthday Chick stamp set is in the January to June Mini Catalogue. Since the catalogue was published, coordinating dies have been produced, so you can either purchase the stamp set alone or as a bundle with a 10% saving.

Find all the Hey Chick products HERE in the Online Store.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You will also notice there is another bundle in the same section called Hey Chick. This stamp set is one that was released for Saleabration in 2017, and dies have just been released that coordinate with it. If you already have the stamp set, you can just buy the dies alone if you are interested.

Stampin Up Hey Chick bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's the steps I took to create this card:

  1. I cut a base C6 top folding portrait orientation card from an A4 sheet cut vertically and folded with a bone folder.
  2. I next cut a second layer of Basic White which was 10cm x 14.3cm.
  3. I created a blended area using Coastal Cabana ink and my blending brushes (LOVE these new brushes).
  4. My chicken is watercoloured (on Fluid 100 Watercolour paper) in Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Bumblebee. I cut out the image with the Birthday Chick dies.
  5. I die cut the sentiment from Birthday Chick, in Bumblebee cardstock, and stamped the additional sentiment in Coastal Cabana.
  6. Finally I added some of the Coastal Cabana Artistry Blooms sequins.
  7. The stamped layer is then attached to a standard C6 card using Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Grab some Retiring Products Bargains

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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.

View all the retiring Annual Catalogue products / sale items HERE in my online store.

When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a happy day. 

Claire

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Five Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Cards, each with a different background.

Hello friends. Today I wanted to showcase the early release Butterfly Brilliance bundle. It will be in the new 2021/22 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, but is available to purchase now which is exciting!

View all these products HERE in my online store.

I wanted to make a quick set of 5 cards, so I cut a piece 6x6" DSP pieces into 5 strips (each one ended up being 13.3cm or 5&3/16" x 3cm or 1&3/16") and then added different backgrounds. I used the Butterfly Bijou DSP which is now sadly sold out, but you could substitute any DSP.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For some of the cards I left the strips of DSP straight. On others I rounded the top left corner and bottom right corner with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.

Stampin Up 2021 Butterfly Brilliance Bundle avaialble in Australia from Claire Daly

Here are the five different backgrounds I used on the Bermuda Bay base cards. 

Left to right we have:

  1. Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  2. Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  3. Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  4. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Bermuda Bay ink stamped off once
  5. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Bermuda Bay ink NOT stamped off

5 quick and easu backgrounds for Stampin Up handmade cards.

For three of the cards I attached a die cut butterfly which I had also used the detailed die on. The butterflies were stamped in Magenta Madness ink onto Magenta Madness cardstock before die cutting. You can see all of the different ways to coordinate this bundle in my video below.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a close up of the die cut butterfly.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Before the Butterfly Bijou DSP sold out, I made these cards too, using die cut butterflies from the DSP.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Quick and Easy handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Butterfly 8

You can view and purchase all of the products used today, by clicking on the links at the end of this post. I also have this video which demonstrates the fabulous coordination within the products in this suite, although it does include the Butterfly Bijou DSP which is no longer available. 

When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Watercolouring on patterned paper: True Love DSP Birthday Card.

Hello friends. Today I have a birthday card with another example of how you can colour the True Love Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. For this one, I have used watercolour pencils.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils set for the flower, and Old Olive for the leaves. Watercolour Pencils are a really cost effective way of colouring stamped images. In this one pack you get 13 Stampin' Colours for $27.75. You can either use them alone, with Blender Pens (which is what I did) or Water Painters (I find this works best for larger areas). This image shows the laying down of colour with the pencils, before I blended with the Blender Pen.

DSP pencils technique wm

My base card is Rich Razzleberry and there is also a mat of Old Olive cardstock on the base DSP layer. My sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. This stamp (and others in the set) fit nicely into the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the left corner, to balance the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have also looped some Scalloped Lace Trim and Gold Cord (from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack) under the flower. This gave some added texture and interest, but also carried on the fresh vintage feel of the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

If this is a technique you think you would like to try at some stage - pin this image to your Pinterest boards to help you find the post for the future.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW to Australian residents in my Online Stampin Up Store. Just click on the individual product links below to go to each product in the store. If you are in another country besides Australia, the products will be available from a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Dragonfly Birthday Card with Ink Blended Background Video Tutorial

Hello friends. Today I have a card I created over the weekend while having a play with the new Stampin' Up! ink blending brushes that were introduced in the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. I've created a birthday card using the Dragonfly Garden bundle (which includes the Dragonflies Punch).

Stampin Up Dragonfly Garden birthday card. 2021 Card by Claire daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I'm really happy how this card turned out. I found the blending brushes GREAT to use. This wasn't my first experience with blending brushes as I had purchased another brand prior to Stampin' Up! releasing their own. The Stampin' Up! ones are a great price point in comparison (quite a bit cheaper) and comparable (if not better) in both ease of use and result on our Basic White cardstock. I was able to get a really great smoothly blended result.

My blended colours are Soft Sea Foam (centre), Pool Party (sky) and Mint Macaron (lower third). I also used Just Jade cardstock for my base card and one layer of the dragonflies, and Shaded Spruce as my ink colour for the stamped dragonfly.

Dragonfly colour

I have a video to show you how I created the blended ink background.

Here's the measurements, and steps for the rest of this card:

  1. The blended background piece is 9cm x 13.3cm, and the Pool Party mat layer is 9.4cm x 13.7cm. The base card is a standard C6 top folding card in Just Jade.
  2. Once I made the background with the blending brushes, I used Mint Macaron ink to overstamp the foliage, and Pool Party ink to stamp the dragonflies in the top right hand corner.
  3. I stamped two dragonflies from the Dragonfly garden stamp set using Shaded Spruce ink. One was stamped onto Just Jade cardstock, and one was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.
  4. I punched these Dragonflies out with the Dragonflies punch, along with one of the smaller butterflies in Just Jade. 
  5. I adhered the Just Jade Dragonflies directly to the blended background using Stampin' Seal.
  6. I coloured the other Dragonfly in with light Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends and then adhered it over the large Just Jade Dragonfly with Dimensionals (just in the centre so the wings can be lifted a bit). I then added a few Rhinestone Jewels in the centre.
  7. I adhered this whole piece to the Pool Party layer with Stampin' Seal, and then tied a double layer of linen thread around the bottom (about 2 cm from the base), tying in a bow on the left side.
  8. I wanted this card for a birthday card, so I have the birthday sentment stamp in Peaceful Moments. I stamped that in basic black onto Basic White, and the overstamped the foliage stamp in Mint Macaron (stamped off once). I cut the greeting out with one of the Tasteful Labels dies whch has fine stitching around the outside.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Garden birthday card. 2021 Card by Claire daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW to Australian residents in my Online Stampin Up Storeif you are in another country, the products will be available from a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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  • Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more social interaction, chats and some crafty inspiration. Not everything I make gets shared to these platforms but it's a great way to socially connect more in 2021.

 

Get freebies! Saleabration is on now until the end of February.

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Earn FREE products when you purchase $90 or more in one transaction  - get all the details HERE.

Our Best Value Deal - Join the Art with Heart Team, even just for yourself to get the discount.

Right now during Saleabration, there is also great joining deal on where you can save nearly 50% on the value of $335 product. This offer is on until the 28th Febraury and you get all the details by clicking on the button below or contacting me.

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Thanks for checking in today. I hope to see you back here again during the week to check out some other creations I have for you.

Warm regards

Claire

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