Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card

Hello crafters. I'm back with some crafty inspiration for your weekend with a card featuring the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December mini catalogue. I love the lush opulent look of this suite, especially the beautiful foiled Blackberry Beauty DSP.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

In addition to the earthy Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider, the paper has Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink. Then there is beautiful gold foiling. It also has a coordinating Ephemera pack.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Paper, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Early Espresso, and I have added a Crumb Cake panel which I have embossed with the AMAZING Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. If you love vintage you need this embossing folder. Before I embossed, I stamped one of the birds from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, in Rich Razzleberry. I did another one on a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it then adhered over the top with Dimensionals. 

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I stamped the 'Here for You' sentiment onto one of the labels from the ephemera kit, and popped that up on Dimensionals over some coiled linen thread. The Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots really coordinate well with this suite, and were a great embellishment for this card.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set I used on today's card (it also comes in a bundle). You can find all of the Blackberry Beauty suite of products HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Beaty of tomorrow stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin Up Nothing Better Than handmade Cocktail Card for a friend

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Hello stampers. It's time for a colour challenge. This week the Art With Heart Colour Creations girls are playing with Daffodil Delight, a lovely crisp bright yellow that reminds me of Spring and all things happy. Daff Delight

For today's card, I have decided to play with the Nothing More Than stamp set, a fun stamp set which you will find in the Stampin' Up! Australia Annual Catalogue. I love playing with layers of cardstock and Designer Series Paper. You can find all of the products I have used in today's card, by using the individual product shop links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Nothing Better than Cocktails card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here is my colour combination for today.

Cocktail colour

The Polished Pink and Pool Party patterned papers I have used are the reverse sides of the Whimsy and Wonder DSP from the July to December Mini Catalogue. This is a gorgeous Christmas paper, but the reverse sides are really versatile too.

Stampin Up Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper available from my online store. Claire Daly Australia.

The dotty embossing folder is from the Checks and Dots Mini Embossing Folder duo in the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Nothing Better than Cocktails card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the cocktail image, I stamped the outline in Memento Black, and used the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends for the lemon and umbrella. The glass contents is a stamp which I inked up in Daffodil Delight and then lightly stamped off once. I then sponged a little Polished Pink ink around the base before stamping into the glass. As it's a Photopolymer stamp set, it's super easy to line up. I finished my card off with some white embossed sentiments (on Polished Pink cardstock, some white bakers twine, and some of the Polished Pink Jewels (from the 2021-23 InColor Jewels pack).

Stampin Up Nothing Better than Cocktails card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a look at the stamp set and coordinating dies (I only used the stamp set today).

Stampin Up Nothing Better Than stamp set available from my online store. Claire Daly Australia.

Stampin Up Love You More Than dies available from my online store. Claire Daly Australia.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team and see what they have been making with Daffodil Delight. Next up we have the lovely Di Furniss in South Australia.

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Sending brightness and sunshine to you for the weekend: Stampin Up Saleabration Delicate Dahlia 'Happy for You' card.

Hello friends. Time for a bright happy card don't you think? I wanted to send some brightness and 'sunshiney' thoughts out into the world and wish everyone a happy weekend. I know many of us are limited as to what we can do, but I find even a warm cuppa in the son, a read of a good book or wandering in the garden makes me happy right now.

I made today's card using Delicate Dahlia, which is one of the free Saleabration stamp sets from Stampin Up Australia.

Stampin Up 2021 August Saleabration. Delicate Dahlia's friend card in Polished Pink. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This card base and stamping is Polished Pink, and some of the images are stamped off. The sentiment label shape is die cut from Tasteful Label dies. The Delicate Dahlia stamp is a Distinktive type stamp, which means you get variations in the texture with one stamping.

Stampin Up 2021 August Saleabration. Delicate Dahlia's friend card in Polished Pink. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope this card brings a smile to your face and that you find some simple moments of happiness over the weekend.

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Stampin Up In Symmetry with Bumblebee

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHello friends. The Stampin Up Art with Heart Team ladies are back with another week of the Colour Creations blog hop. This week we are playing with Bumblebee, which I think is my FAVE yellow in our range.

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I have a card using the In Symmetry stamp set and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (on sale this month for 15% off). This paper is gorgeous, and has Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade and Night of Navy as the coordinating colours. I really like how these colours work together.

Stampin Up In Symmetry stamp set with Sweet Symmetry DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

While the stamping is quite simple on this card, there are LOTS of layers underneath. I have used three different pieces of that lovely DSP, including a circle to add in some variety with the shapes. I have also used a piece of Bumblebee cardstock embossed with the Dots embossing foler (one of the two mini folders in the Checks & Dots embossing folder pack).

Stampin Up In Symmetry stamp set with Sweet Symmetry DSP. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I would definitely recommend getting your hands on the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper while it is 15% off this month, There are nine beautiful paper packs on special this month and you can view them by clicking the "Shop Now" button in the right hand column >>>. Here's a quick look at all the papers on special this month.

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Here's a closer look at the Sweet Symmetry DSP.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper Pack 2021, for card making and scrapbooking. Available in my online store in Australia.

Now it's time to check out what others on the Art with Heart Team have created.  Next up we have the lovely and creative Christine Blain. I can't wait to see what Christine has made.

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Art With Heart Team 2021 Colour Creations Blog Hop: Basic Gray & In Symmetry Stamp Set

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHello friends. It's time to play with colour again. This week I am participating in the Art with Heart Team (my amazing Stampin' Up! team of awesomely creative ladies) Colour Creations blog hop. Each week we have a new colour, and this week it is a neutral, Basic Gray.  I have chosen to work with the In Symmetry stamp set and coordinating Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. Both of these were new in the 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Here's the first of the two cards I made. The strip of paper I used on the cutaway edge on the inside was my favourite piece from the Sweet Swmmetry DSP, so I used that as my colour inspiration for stamping and the frame. My flower is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and I have used Just Jade for the stem and leaves. The scalloped frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies (the coordinating dies to the Colour and Contour stamp set). This is die cut in Bumblebee. This stamp set lends itself to very graphis design, so this dotty embossing folder was perfect to give some texture to the Basic Gray front of the card. It's one of the two folders in the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To add some dimension and extra interest to my flower, I stamped an additional layer and fussy cut so I could pop that up with Dimensionals. To finish my card I just needed some Rhinestone Jewels and a Basic Gray sentiment. I really love this 'hey friend' sentiment which is part of the In Symmetry stamp set.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card uses the same sheet of DSP, but I have stamped the larger flower (Flirty Flamingo) and leaves (Just Jade), and made the frame Basic Gray.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This time I stamped my greeting in Night of Navy, to pick up that colour in the Sweet Symmetry DSP. Here's a closer look at the colours used today. Stampin Up 2021 colour / color combination. Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade, Bumble Bee and Night of Navy

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the In Symmetry stamp set and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series paper. Both of these items (and lots more!) are available to purchase in my online Stampin' Up! store. Use the image links at the end of the post to go to the products in my store. The products are also available in a bundle and a suite, and I have included those links below as well.

Stampin Up 2021 In Symmetry stamp set. Available in my online store.

 

Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper. 2021. Available in my online Stampin Up store.

 

Now it's time to hop onto the next AWHT blog. Next up we have Christine Blain who always makes such lovely cards. 

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If you get lost anywhere along the line, here is a list of everyone participating. Enjoy finding your way around the blog hop. We have some very talented team members!

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D'Auria

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Rosa Leyden 

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again later in the week.

 

Claire

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