Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Birthday Card

Geraniums are one of those plants that evoke happy feelings and memories for me, so when I saw the Potted Geraniums bundle in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, it was straight into my cart! Geraniums were my Dad's favourite flower (especially white ones) and they also remind me of Spring, and the gorgeous flowering balconies in Barcelona and Paris.

Here's my first card with this bundle.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

I have started with a Basic Gray base, and used my blending brush to add a little Pool Party to the Basic White card front. There's so many good things to love about this bundle! For starters you can either stamp or die cut the flowers and both give you a lovely two toned effect, which Geraniums are known for. I have used Melon Mambo and Polished Pink for the flowers, Garden Green for the leaves (stamped off for the more solid layer), and Basic Gray for the pot (I love grey pots!).

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Secondly, I love the two step stamping on both the foliage and the weathered pot. There's even a stamp and die to cut out the thin strip of soil you can see. Thirdly, I love the little plant label that has three different words / phrases that fit in it.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Finally, I LOVE the sentiments in this yet; both the words and the font. There's also a really gorgeous stitched label die included. I finished my card off by embellishing with some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels. 

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set, dies and bundle.

Potted Geranium Stamp Set (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

Potted Geranium Bundle (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

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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.

Water bottle

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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Colour Creations Week 32: Pacific Point & Stampin Up Let's Set Sail Bundle

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHi friends. I had a chance to do some creating on the weekend, so I am delighted to be able to participate in our weekly Art with Heart Team Colour Creations blog hop. Our team girls have lots of fun creating and sharing with you and each other, each week.

Today our colour is Pacific Point. This isn't a colour I tend to reach for very often, but I do like it. It's a nice bright blue.

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This colour always makes me think of the ocean, so I have chosen the new Let's Set Sail Bundle for my card today. This bundle consists of a stamp set and coordinating punch.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

This is a great new bundle. Punch bundles are usually quite a bit cheaper than die and stamp bundles, and I love the ease of just grabbing a punch instead of getting out my die cutting machine. This is a great stamp set for masculine cards, and has some versatile sentiments in a great font. I really like the different ocean stamps for grounding the sailing boat image too.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle.

Here is my colour combination for today's card.

Colour Combination Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray.

To make this card I started with a C6 top folding card in Basic White. I then cut another layer 10cm x 14.3cm and cut a circle in the centre using the second largest Layering Circle Die. I then embossed that piece with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (emboss after you cut the circle for the best effect). I then cut a piece of Basic White cardstock slightly bigger than the die cut circle and blended some Pacific Point ink in an ombre pattern. This was adhered to the back of the die cut circle opening with some Tear and Tape. I then stamped the birds in Pacific Point ink at the top of the blending. This whole panel was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.

The ship is stamped in Basic Gray and the Sails in Real Read, and both cut out with the punch. I've adhered the sails with Dimensionals them up a little.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

To finish my card I stamped the greeting in Basic Grey and cut it out with one of the Rectangle Stitched dies. 

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I then tied a double strand of White bakers twine to the top of the card.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can find the products I have used today in my online store, by using the links at the end of the post. Now it's time to see what the other ladies in the team have created using Pacific Point. Next up we have the lovely Sharon Davern.  

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Stampin' Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit and 4 alternative Christmas Card Designs & Video

Hi friends, today I have a treat for you if you love to stamp with kits. The new Stampin' Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit is so amazing, I had to do a video about it!

Love Santa Tag Kit Alternatives by Claire Daly. Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Love, Santa Tag Kit is $33 and is an all inclusive (yep, including the stamps, ink and acrylic block too!) and the tags are gorgeous! I was really surprised how big they are so you have plenty of room to write on the back. They are also really bright and would be perfect for kids and grandkids too. There's even some coordinating treat bags (sold separately and you get 12 bags for $12.25).

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Check out my video showing what's in the kits, the tags and hear about the cards I made.

 


I'm really please how these cards and tags turned out. The kit is amazing value and I am sure you will have bits and pieces in your craft stash which you could use to make some of the tags into Christmas cards if you wanted to.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit  alternative Christmas cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

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Here's a closer look at each of the cards. The video explains anything not obvious that I have done on each of these cards (and shows things like the sparkle effects I created) much better.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit  alternative Christmas cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit  alternative Christmas cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit  alternative Christmas cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Love Santa Tag Kit  alternative Christmas cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

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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.

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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

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