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! Fancy Frames Dies & my 5 Favourite new Dies in the 2022 Annual Catalogue.

We have some great new stand alone die sets in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I have used two of them on this card, and will show a couple of others I love after the card.

These cards came together so easily with some cardstock, Texture Chic Designer Series Paper and the two dies in the Fancy Frames die set.

Stampin Up Fancy Frames birthday cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For this card, I have used Evening Evergreen for my frame. My base card is also Evening Evergreen and I have used Blushing Bride as a very thin mat around the layer of Texture Chic DSP. My sentiment is from the Potted Geranium stamp set and is stamped in Soft Succulent. The two die cuts I have layered for the sentiment are from Stylish Shapes, another one of my favourite die sets. I finished the card off with a couple of the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds (the Soft Succulent Ones).

Stampin Up Fancy Frames birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

For my second card, I used a Blushing Bride card base, and Blushing Bride for the die cut. The sentiment is from Potted Geranium, and this label from the coordinating Geranium dies. I have embellished this card with some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, and a couple of the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stampin Up Fancy Frames Texture Chic birthday cards by Claire Daly.

 

Here's a closer look at the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper. I love the grungy vibe of this paper and there is foiling on one side too. This paper is in my Box of Pretties Share Box this month (see at end of post) with 6 other coordinating products for just $34 including postage (Australian residents only). 

Texture Chic paper pack available from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Now lets have a look at the die sets. Here are the two main sets I have used in these two cards:

Fancy Frames (find them here in the online store or see links at end of post)

Stampin Up Fancy Frames Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Stylish Shapes Dies (find them here in the online store or see links at end of post). It's a bit hard to see in the picture below, but each of these dies has stitching on the edge.

Stampin Up Stylish Shapes Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Other stand alone new die sets I have purchased to play with soon are:

Designer Tags (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Designer Tags Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

Fabulous Frames (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Fabulous Frames Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

I also have these ones on my wish list:

Deckled Rectangle (find them here in the online store)

Stampin Up Deckled Rectangle Dies available from Claire Daly, Australia.

 

I hoped you liked today's card and seeing my fave die sets. 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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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms stamp set

Hello friends. It' time to dee dive into another one of the 2022 new Stampin' Up! InColors. Today we are looking at Tahitian Tide.  Just 10 days until Annual Catalogue launch day and the maunch of these fabulous new colours - woohoo!

Tahitian Tide is a bright turquoise blue. Here is how it looks with some of our other current Stampin' Up! colours. As you can see, Tahitian Tide has similar tones to Pacific Point.

Stampin Up 2022 InColor Tahitian Tide

For my card, I have used Tahitian Tide and a blending brush to create an ocean background for my beach themes card. I love this blue!

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

My focal image is from Paradise Palms stamp set. This debuted in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue, but will also be carrying over to the new 2022 Annual Catalogue (but the bundle pricing won't be available, so if you want the bundle, grab it before the end of June so you save 10%). I originally stamped the greeting directly over the palm trees, but it got kind of lost, so I cut out a separate piece. I like the way the ripped edge exposing the white cardstock looks like the wave foam. Did you notice I have also used the 'coming soon' Stylish Shapes dies for the stitched circle?

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I have used the direct to rubber marker technique to colour the palm trees, with the trunks in Soft Suede and the branches in Garden Green. For the ground, I have used Soft Suede stamped off once. This year we also have bi-colour bakers twine in each of the InColours. I have combined the Tahitian Tide and White one, with Linen Thread for the embellishment on my card. Unfortunately one of my Champagne Rhinestones fell off before photographing, so you will just have to imagine there is another one there to the bottom right of the sentiment.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a look at the colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Garden Green Color Combo

Here's a look at the Paradise Palms bundle. Perfect for beachy cards!

Stampin Up Paradise Palms. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's beachy card! The Paradis Palms bundle is available in my online store now, and the rest of the new items will be available on May 3rd. I am happy to place orders direct if you call / text / email (o412 120 498) and you can also shop online. 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. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code. You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today and checking out what I had for you. See you again soon.

Claire


Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle

Hey friends, time for a look at another new 2022 Stampin' Up! InColor. Today we are looking at Orchid Oasis. Coordinating products in this colour will be available when the new 2022 Annual Catalogue goes live on May 3rd (request your catalogue HERE).

Here's a look how Orchid Oasis works with some of our current colours. It's a lovely colour.

Stampin Up New 2022 InColor Orchid Oasis with colour comparisons. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's my card using Orchid Oasis and the new Cup of Tea bundle and Sending Smiles bundle, both which will be available on May 3rd.

NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I really like how Orchid Oasis works with Fresh Freesia, and the neutrals of the white and Basic Gray (in the Vellum Layering Designs).

Stampin Up 2022 color / colour combination with Orchid Oasis (2022 InColor), Fresh Freesia and Basic Gray. Check out the card using these colours by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne AustraliaI have used the gorgeous Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper for the patterns on 2 of the teacups.  Have you considered buying a 1/4 share of all the new papers to get a greater variety? Share registrations are open until May 2nd for the 2022 Annual Catalogue shares, and you can get shares of all 12 Designer Series Papers. There are also ribbon and specialty paper shares. Get all the details and register for shares HERE.

The bottom teacup is cut from the Orchid Oasis prints paper (available May 3rd) which is included in my InColor Club. I have also used the Vellum Layering Designs (available now), the Gingham embossing folder (available now) and the Sending Smiles bundle (available May 3rd) and if only I had fixed that 'n' before photographing!

NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

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. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code. You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Promotions & Events Happening in April

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New Annual Catalogue Starts May 3rd - Request Yours HERE

Last Chance Sale with discounts of up to 50% on retiring products - ends May 2nd

Waves of the Ocean promotion ends May 2nd

It's always a good time to join Stampin' Up! to save and be part of a fabulous crafty community

Keep an eye on the Clearance Rack which has discounts of up to 60% on already retired products.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out what I had for you. See you back here again soon.

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Flower Tulips Vellum Thank You Card

Hello friends. Today is all about flowers, and tulips at that! I am using the Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips bundle from the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue. In Australia we are now into Autumn and I will soon be planting my tulips and other bulbs for my Spring and Winter flowers. 

The Flowering Tulips bundle includes a stamp set and a set of dies which cuts out images, but also includes some dies to make 3D tulips, including layering petals for three different tulips, the flower stem and leaves. 

Stampin Up Flowering Tulips card by Claire daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

On this card I have also used the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. When a paper is quite bold as this one is, I often use vellum to soften some of the paper. That provides me with a focal point for the flower. To adhere the vellum, I used a cotton bud to smear a really thin layer of Multipurpose Glue on the paper until it was just tacky, and then placed the vellum on top. It adheres without the glue being visible through the vellum.

My flower is cut with Petal Pink cardstock and the petals sponged with Poppy Parade, to coordinate with the colours in the paper. My base card is Pool Party. To embellish my card I have used Linen Thread and Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Stampin Up Flowering Tulips card by Claire daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you like this card, you can still get my Flowering Tulips class as a PDF purchase anywhere worldwide on my Stamp at Home Classes page. It contains step by step instructions and measurements for this card and 5 other Flowering Tulips cards.

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The Flowering Tulips stamp set has some great greetings, including the circle greeting I have used.

Stampin Up Flowering Tulips Bundle, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

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