Your Creative Showcase #107: To Bling or not to Bling?

600 pixelsHello papercrafters from aroung the world! Today the YCC crew are bringing you projects with their own versions of bling (or maybe no bling? - we will have to wait and see!).

I would describe myself as a 'subtle blinger'. I do like a bit of bling on my cards, but it tends to be in a subtle way, as opposed to glitter and glimmer. For me I like the shiny bits to be in the form of foiled papers, foil cardstock and a few rhinestones or shiny embellishments here and there. 

Here's today's card to demonstrate my preferred 'bling level'!

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107

I have used the retiring Parisian Beauty bundle and Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (both now only available while stocks last on until June 2nd) to make this split panel card. The paper has a subtle champagne foiled script running through it and I have carried that through by die cutting the Eiffel Tower in champagne foild cardstock as well.

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107

The frame is cut from the NEW Ornate Layers Dies, which a part of the Ornate Garden Suite and available now to purchase early from the 2020 Annual Catalogue. The flower is die cut from the Parisian Blossoms DSP and also has some of the champagne foiling on it. To complete the embellishing I added a flourish from the Parisian Dies, and three Champagne Rhinestones (yeah - these are carrying over to the new catalogue). My greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, a really versatile set when you just need a small greeting. You can view all the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107
Now it's time to visit my clever stamping friends around the world to see how much bling they like to dial up on the 'blingometer'. First up is Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA.

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If you get lost along the way, you will find everyone participating in today's showcase here:

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands 

Michelle Last - UK 

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA 

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

 

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New 2020/21 Annual Catalogues are mailing!

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Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Easel Card

Hello stampers :)

Demonstrators and customers alike are LOVING the gorgeous new Ornate Garden suite that was released early from the upcoming 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's so beautiful for layering and edging, and the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper are so beautiful and warm. The patterns are described as classic Victorian florals and I definitely agree.

Find the Ornate Garden Suite Products HERE in my online store(they can be purchased individually, as a bundle or as a whole suite).

If you are subscribed for my free weekly PDF tutorials, you would have received the step by step instructions for this card a few weeks ago. If you haven't subscribed, you can do that HERE so you don't miss out on any of the fun tutorials I have in store for you over the coming months. If you want a sample of my tutorials, there are a couple of free ones you can download HERE on my tutorial page.

Stampin Up 2020 Ornate Garden Easel Card - Claire Daly

My base card is Terracotta Tile, one of last years Incolours. I am really loving this colour lately, and it features a lot in the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper. I really love the look of the vellum cut with the Ornate Layer Dies and how that softens the look as well. You can see all of the products I have used on today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up 2020 Ornate Garden Easel Card - Claire Daly

I'm so glad the Detailed Bands dies are carrying over as I use them a lot to add a simple wow to cards. I have also used the greeting from the coordinating Band Together stamp set on this card. You can still get the 10% off bundle pricing  (as seen HERE in my online store)  up until June 2nd , and then these two items will be available individually (with new bundles available in the new catalogue).

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Stampin Up 2020 Ornate Garden Easel Card - Claire Daly

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Stampin' Up! Argyle Golf Fathers Day Card using the Country Club Suite

Hello stampers,

Today I have a golf themed Fathers Day card for you. This card feautres Stampin' Up! products from the golf-themed Country Club Suite, which debuted in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Golf themed  fathers day card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This Country Club Suite suite is perfect for the males in your life, especially golfers! The suite comprises a 12x12 Designer Series Paper Pack, a stamp set and coordinating dies, coordinating twine, some very cute wood golf elements, and an Argyle 3D embossing folder. Unfotunately these products (with the exception of the Argyle 3D embossing folder) are now retiring, which means they are only available until June 2nd (or earlier if sold out). View the Country Club suite HERE in my Online Store to check if there are any you want before they sell out.

For this card, I have used the inked embossing technique to create a two tone effect on the embossing folder (just brayer ink on the debossed side of the folder before you place the cardstock in and put it through your embossing machine. I used Night of Navy ink and Seaside Spray cardstock for this one.

Golf themed  fathers day card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How cute are the embellishments in this suite? The wood veneer coordinates with the look of the suite perfectly, and they just all come together really well with the stamp set and dies.

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Here's another card I made using this product suite in January.

Golf themed  birthday card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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May Creative Eight Wow PDF Tutorial Package

It's the start of another month, so we have another Art With Heart Team Creative 8 Tutorial Package for you. This is a set of 8 tutorials using current Stampin' Up! products, which are a mix of techniques, fun fold cards, 3D items and cards using embossing folders. If you are after step by step instructions for some WOW projects, this will be great for you.

There are 2 ways you can get hold of May's tutorial package:

  1. You can get it free when you place a minimim $50 order with me during May (either online, or by phone or email - see three ways to order HERE); or
  2. You can buy the tutorial from anywhere in the world that has PayPal for just $15AUD (which is currently $9.60 USD). Purchase button is HERE on my tutorial page, along with the previous month's tutorial packages.

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Still lots of great bargains available in the retiring products lists, with discounts up to 60% off. These products are only available while stocks last, or until June 2nd.

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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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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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If you are in Australia, I'd love you to consider joining my team. You will be able to see and preorder products from the upcoming 2020 Annual Catalogue a full month before customers. As a member of my team (even if you just join for yourself), you will also get anything I create for my customers, plus more. This allows you to get a 20%+ discount on your own purchases too. I'd love to have you join my team and chat Stampin' Up! with me on my fun and friendly team forums. It's such a lovely welcoming community.

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March Creative 8 Wow Tutorials are now available for you. You can get these for FREE by placing a $50 order with me during March, or you can purchase them from anywhere in the world, on my Tutorials page.

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