Quite Curvy Bundle embossed card for a friend, plus request your new 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration catalogues in Australia

Today I have a Blushing Bride embossed card to share with you. I think this is a perfect Stampin' Up! card idea for a friend. We are using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. I also include information about how to get on the list to get the new 2021  Stampin' Up! catalogues mailed out for free if you are in Australia.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

As cute as the little watercoloured birds are; I think it's the Greenery Embossing Folder which is the star of this card. This embossing folder is one of two mini folders which are purchased together, and were designed especially to fit in the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (available to customers at the start of next year). It also fits the standard sized Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine too.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've kept the card monochromatic, with the exception of some Gray Granite ink for the sentiment (from Quite Curvy stamp set) and some colouring on the birds. The strip of patterned paper is from the Subtles 6x6 Paper Stack. These paper stacks are really versatile as you get 4 sheets of each of the 10 colours in the colour group. They are available in each of our 4 colour groups and in the InColour Collections too. To finish off my card, I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems and some Linen Thread.

I think that's a wrap on the Quite Curvy bundle cards for now. Time to move onto something else and start creating some sneak peek samples from the 2021 Stampin Up January to June Mini Catalogue. If you are a regular customer of mine in Australia, you will be receiving this catalogue in the mail around mid December, along with the 2021 Saleabrations Catalogue (this is full of items you can earn FOR FREE with $90 or $180 orders in January or February 2021). If you haven't purchased from me yet, and don't have a demonstrator you do regular business with, you can give me your details HERE and I will send you these catalogues in December too.

Get your NEW 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration Catalogues mailed out free in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you would like a reminder of the other creations I have made with the Quite Curvy bundle over the last month. You can find them below.

4 Stampin Up card ideas using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. Cards designed by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourhe Australia

You can find the card shown in the top left of this picture in this blog post.

The card bottom left is shown in this blog post.

The card bottom right is shown in this blog post.

I have loved playing with the Quite Curvy bundle and hope to have a play again in the new year.

 

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Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Video Tutorial.

Hello stamping friends. 

Today I have a card idea for friends. My stamp set is Under My Umbrella from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and it has a coordinating punch. I have coloured the images with Stampin' Blends and have used a little sponging too. It's going to rain a bit this week in Melbourne (I actually love listening to the rain though, and it's great for the garden too) so this is an appropriate stamp set for sure.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've put together a video for you showing the techniques I used to colour and blend with Stampin' Blends, and how to make the easy cloud background.

My colour palette was nice an bright and featured two of the Stampin' Up! 2020-22 InColours.

Stampin Up color / colour combination for Under My Umbrella Card with Stampin' Blends

The cloud effect is super easy to make, and you don't need anything special. I show you how in the video.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope today's card has bought a smile to your face. I know the 'Under My Umbrella' stamp set brings a smile to my face! Here's a closer look at a couple of the products. 

Here is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set($28). Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

Next up we have the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch ($31). Punches make creating so easy don't you think? Especially when they perfectly coordinate with stamp sets.

Stampin Up Umbrella Builder Punch. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.There's also another gorgeous stamp set called Pretty Parasole, that coordinates with the Umbrella Builder Punch. This stamp set is only $28.00 too.

Stampin Up Pretty Parasole Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

You can find all the products I have used today in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. 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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Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Stampin' Up! Showcase: Sketch Challenge

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It's time to get creative with the Art With Heart team girls on our monthly creative showcase. This month we are working with a sketch challenge designed by our lovely showcase coordinator Rachel Woollard. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Art With Heart team girls interpret this sketch.

Team sketch challenge

I'm using some new catalogue products (coming on 3rd June) for my card today. I have used the Tasteful Touches bundle and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper from the In Good Taste suite. This is such a gorgeous suite of products full of texture, and with a warm colour scheme which can be adjusted for feminine or masculine themed creations. 

Stampin' Up! New In Good Taste Suite | 2020 Annual Catalogue | Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | |Tasteful Textures Bundle

To create additional texture on my card (I LOVE texture!) I have embossed the front of my card (after I adhered the patterned paper) with the Old World Paper embossing folder which is an amazing new 3D folder coming on June 3rd as well. I also popped some Braided Linen Trim behind the circle. My flower is watercoloured using Rococo Rose and Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin' Up! New In Good Taste Suite | 2020 Annual Catalogue | Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | |Tasteful Textures Bundle

Here's the overall colour combination for my card today.

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I would definitely consider checking out the In Good Taste suite when you receive your NEW 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. If you don't have an existing demonstrator you do regular business with, myself or any of the team in today's showcase would be happy to get one to you. Just reach out and ask.

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the lovely Kate Morgan.

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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

Michele Taylor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to visit our creative showcase. See you back here again tomorrow with the last of my 5 posts introducing the new 2020 Stampin' Up! In Colours. Until then have a happy day.

Claire


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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