Stampin' Up! Wishes and Wonder Bundle 2020 Christmas card

Hello friends. Time for some Christmas since, now that the beautiful 2020 Stampin' Up! August to December Mini Catalogue has launched. Today I am playing with the Wishes and Wonder bundle (part of the Wonder of the Season suite) as well as the Evergreen 3D Embossing folder.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Wishes and Wonder stamp set / bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

My base card is Mossy Meadow, and the embossed layer is Old Olive. I used a sponge brayer and sponge dauber to add some Old Olive and Mossy Meadow ink to the embossed trees area. LOVE how this turned out. 

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Wishes and Wonder stamp set / bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I diecut the reindeer from brass foil cardstock, and the circlular sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow (this was cut out using the circle die in the bundle). The strip of patterned paper is from 'Tis the Season DSP which is part of the Wonder of the Season. To finish the card I added some Wonderul Gems and a combination of ribbons and trims: Real Red Braided Linen Trim and Old Olive Gold Trimmed Satin Ribbon (part of the All The Trimmings ribbon combo), with a bit of gold cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo in the Annual Catalogue.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Wishes and Wonder stamp set / bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Wishes and Wonder stamp set. You can view all of the products I have used today in my online store. Just follow the links at the end of the post for each product.

Stampin Up Wishes and Wonder stamp set. 2020 Christmas. Stampin Up. Available in Australia in my online store.

You can also purchase it in a bundle with the coordinating North Pole Wonder dies, and this option is at a 10% reduced price compared to the price of buying the dies and stamp set individually.

Stampin Up Wishes and Wonder bundle. 2020 Christmas. Stampin Up. Available in Australia in my online store

The 'Tis the Season DSP is a fabulous traditional 6x6" Christmas DSP with lots of small prints for a variety of different uses. You get 48 sheets in the pack (4 each of 12 double sided designs).

Stampin Up 'Tis the Season paper pack. 2020 Christmas. Stampin Up. Available in Australia in my online store

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Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals DSP and a sneak peek of the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Hello lovely papercrafters. Today I am mixing some current favourites with a new product coming in the 2020 / 2021 Annual Catalogue.

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP was a lovely vintage floral DSP in the current Annual Catalogue. I love the photorealistic floral designs and the earthy colours and vintage designs of this beautiful paper. It's exceptional value as there are actually 24 double sided sheets in the pack (4 each of 6 double sided designs), for the same price as our normal DSP. The paper is a little lighter weight, but perfectly fine to use on cards and in memory keeping. I've used coordinating colour base cards of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot in these cards.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

I've used some carry over products for greetings and embellishments. Braided linen trim coiled under the greeting and Champagne Rhinestones around the greeting. My greeting is from Peaceful Moments, which fits perfectly in the Timeless Label punch.  My greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

What I am really happy with about these cards, is the texture I created. After I had adhered the DSP to the cardfront, I embossed the cardfront with a brand new embossing folder which is debuting in the 2020 Annual Catalogue. It's called Old World Paper 3D folder and the texture it creates is AMAZING!! It's one I would definitely encourage adding to your wish list.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

Here's the last two cards in the trio in their entirety.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

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Your Creative Connection 106: My Favourite DSP

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Hello papercraft friends. Today it's time for another Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. In this round #YCC106, my global friends and I are creating with our favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP). I'm really looking forward to visitig each person to see which paper pack they chose. I tried to guess for a few, let's see how well I have done.

My choice was Perennial Essence Designer Series paper. As soon as I saw this paper launched at OnStage Live in New Zealand I was IN  LOVE. Not only because of the colours and beautiful imagery, but the Monet like look of the paper. I was lucky enough to have a trip to Paris booked with a friend 3 months after On Stage, and we had already booked our tickets to visit Monet's Garden in Giverny.

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Perennial Essence DSP is a 12x12" sized pack with 6 double sided designs. The imagery on this paper was actually handpainted by the artists at Stampin' Up! The designs are so soft and beautful and it coordinates with at least eleven different Stampin' Up! colours: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White. It is also part of the Perennial Essence suite, so has coordinating items (see links list at end of post).

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The sad bit is though, as this paper has been around for a year, it is retiring on June 2nd or until supplies last, whichever is earliest. If you want to buy it, I would get in fast. I jumped in today and purchased some more myself as I am not ready to see it go yet and want to use it for my Monet's Garden mini album (retiring products lists for the 2020 Annual Catalogue and 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue are linked towards the end of the post).

I had originally planned to make 1-2 cards for this post, but once I started playing I made 6 cards in an afternoon. I used Crumb Cake as the base on four of them, and Purple Posy on the other two. Neither of those colours are on the official coordinating colours list for this DSP (these are listed in the catalogue net to each DSP, in the online store and also on the packing cardboard on the paper pack itself), which shows you how versatile this paper is.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

For these first two cards, I have just used one cardfront sized piece of patterned paper. I think this sheet is my favourite in the whole pack. You could even frame it. To complete these cards, I have used die cut labels from the Detailed Bands Dies and greetings from the Ornate Thanks and Band Together stamp sets. You will see the layered and slightly crumbled little flowers on a few of my cards. Those were made using dies which are included in the Ornate Border Dies (all links at end of post).

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

For these next two cards, I just cut two different patterned rectangle pieces of the DSP both ways on the diagonal, and then  interchanged two pieces. For this first one, I used the Ornate Frames dies for a big thank you.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

In this second card I used the Detailed Bands dies again, with the greeting from Band Together stamp set (these products can be purchased as a bundle).

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

My final two cards are both the same, so I will just show you one of them. In these cards, I adhered the paper strips to the Petal Pink cardstock and then placed that through the Subtle 3D embossing folder. The effect of doing that is AMAZING with this paper. It looks like a painted canvas. To finish these cards off, I offset two medium daisys and placed an adhesive Perennial Essence Floral Centre in the middle (the floral centres are another thing I added to my order today - they are so realistic). The greeting is from Peaceful Moments in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue, and I have cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

Before we head off around the world to visit my crafty demonstrator friends, I wanted to share a couple of special pictures with you from my visit to Monet's Garden in Giverny. This was a dream destination for a garden lover like me to visit, and it didn't dissapoint! I can't wait to complete my mini album and will be sure to post pictures here on my blog when I do.

Monet Garden 1

Moents Garden 2

Now it's time to head off around the world (luckily we have virtual travel like this in times of social isolation), and visit my lovely global demonstrator friends to see which DSP is their favourite. Next we are off to visit Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota, USA.


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If you get lost anywhere along the tour, here is a list of all the Your Creative Connection posts today.

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands 

Michelle Last - UK 

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA 

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

 

Retired Products Lists Out Today - Some items reduced up to 60% off

Retiring product links here are for those products retiring permanently on June 2nd (or sooner if they sell out) from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and 2020 Jaunary to June Mini Catalogue. Three things to remember about these lists:

  • The products are only available until sold out, or June 2nd, whichever comes first. There will be no backorders on these products.
  • Even if product bundles are carrying over, the 10% discount price WILL NOT carry over (but there will be new bundles in the new cataloge at the 10% price).
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More Stampin' Up! NEW Release Ornate Garden Suite cards / Tips for getting a great diecut with the Ornate Layers Dies

Hello lovelies. I hope you are all safe and well and managing OK in social isolation. Today I have some more Ornate Garden suite cards to share with you. This brand new suite of products was only released to customers on 1st April and is an early release of products from the 2020/21 Annua Catalogue which commences on June 3rd.

First up are my customer thankyou cards for this month. I loved making these sweet cards to express my gratitude to customers who support my business. Some months things get crazy, but one of the silver linings for home isolation for me has been time to create in bulk and also more importantly, time to handwrite in cards, and post them. That's where the magic happens, right?

Ornate Garden 2020 bulk thankyou cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I used the note cards and envelopes for these cards because they are a great size and a really affordable way to make a bulk lot of cards. I used the Ornate Layers Dies  for the Blushing Bride and Mint  Macaron piece (there are so many other colours that coordinate - see below), There are some tips to getting a great effect when using these dies which I have outlined in my tips. To finish my cards I have used the greeting (stamped in Early Espresso) from Ornate Thanks stamp set (just LOVE all those little script text lines you can add before and after the words), some scalloped lace trim and an adhesive pearl.

Ornate Garden 2020 bulk thankyou cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Melbourne Australia

TIP: As I was making the cards in bulk, I wanted to maximise the use of the gorgeous Ornate Garden DSP. I made the DSP piece 4 inches x 3 inches so I could get 12 from one sheet of DSP. To get an even border of notecard around the edge, I cut 1cm (approx 3/8 inch) from one side of the note card. This was quick and easy to do.

TIP: When using the Ornate Layers Dies with my BigShot, I found I got the best result using the Base Platform (which is slightly raised in the centre), the Thin Die Adapter plate and then the die and cardstock between the two acrylic plates. I place the die in the centre of the platform and put it through vertically (so the thinnest end of the rectangle goes through first). Then I just run it through a couple of times and use my Take Your Pick die brush and mat (brush on the reverse side of the die cut) which gets out mot of the 'bits'. The remaining bits are easily poked out with your paper piecer.

Colours which Coordinate with the Ornate Garden DSP: The colours listed by Stampin' Up! as coordinating are: Early Espresso, gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Teracotta Tile. Whisper White and a brand new InColour called Bumblebee. I also found So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride to coordinate well. I  evenused Shimmery White for my greeting labels too, which is a little off-white, and that worked. It's a really versatile DSP.

My other Ornate Garden suite card used one of the decorative die cuts from the Ornate Layers Dies (in Blushing Bride) along with a piece of the DSP lined in Early Espresso. The greeting label is from one of my most used die sets for greeting labels, Stitched Labels from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. My greeting (stamped in Early Espresso) is from the So Sentimental stamp set in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. As you can see the Ornate Garden DSP works great with Crumb Cake cardstock. The little flowers on the greeting label are die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies. I have layered 2 scrunched up flowers with a Dimensional foam dot between them, and an adhesive pearl on top. Finally I added a few more pearls below the greeting and in the flower centres on the decorative die cuts. Even though I have the gold Gilded Gems which were a part of this suite, I think adhesive pearls work really well too as the paper has a a bit of a vintage feel to me.

Ornate Garden 2020 friendship card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope this has given you some more ideas for using the beautiful new Ornate Garden Suite. The products can be purchased individually, in a bundle, or in the whole suite. You can find the Ornate Garden Suite HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store and the products I have used on today's cards (along with the suite and 10% off bundle links) are linked at the end of the post. If you haven't ordered with me before, you can read 3 Ways to Shop in Australia with me, and the great benefits I offer my customers. 

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Stampin' Up! Double Gatefold Best Dressed Fun Fold Card with Free Tutorial

Hello crafty people.

If you are are looking for some fun girly paper, you can't go past the Best Dressed Designer Series paper. I have used it on this double gate fold card which I made for my nieces 18th birthday.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Double Gatefold with free tutorial. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The paper has floral images on one side, and perfume and makeup images on the other side. Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Whisper White. There are also coordinating coloured tassles available as embellishments. I love the look the tassles add to the card.

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Best dressed tassles

This card opens out to show off more of the patterns on the DSP, and also has room to add your greeting. I have just cut a couple of perfume bottles from the paper to embellish this part.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Double Gatefold with free tutorial. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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