Your Creative Connection 102: Fresh From the Garden

600 pixelsWelcome to our second Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. For YCC102, our theme is Fresh From The Garden (can you tell I picked the theme this time?).

A little background to this week's theme and stamp set choice. I love everything about gardens, but my absolutely favourite things is growing things I can eat, or pick for fresh flowers in the house, A couple of years ago at a garden show I picked up a couple of Dahlia bulbs to throw in my garden and growing them has made me so happy! They say everything old is new again, and I definitely think that is the case with Dahlia's. Here's a few I have grown in my garden. They are very easy to grow and bring me lots of joy in the summer months.

Dahlias

I have chosen the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. I love the Dahlia image, but there is also some great additional imagery in the stamps, and the coordinating Natures Thoughts dies (only available until March 30th) have some additional pieces for layering, borders and texture.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

One of the things you will notice about Dahlia's is there is often variation in colour in the petals. To achieve that in my flowers, I inked up the stamp in Grapefruit Grove for one of the flowers and So Saffron for the second Flower. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose onto the flower edges. To add some framing for my floral layering, I stamped some of the ferns in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once) onto the base Crumb Cake card. My main fern is in Old Olive, greeting in Rococo Rose and that lovely lace like border is die cut from the Natures Thoughts dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope my creation today has inspired you some way, whether that be in the garden or in the craft room! Both bring me happiness and peace :)

I'm excited to travel around the world, and see what my YCC global friends have created this week for us.Next up is the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA. Enjoy your flight!

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If you get lost at any stage of the tour, here's a full list of participants:

Claire Daly, Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong, Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

 

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Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and limited time coordinating dies.

Happy Saturday crafty people. Today I have a beautiful soft floral card for you, using the gorgeous Positive Thoughts stamp set in the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. This is such a beautiful stamp set in my opinion. 

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

I just love the imagery in this Positive Thoughts stamp set, the words in the greetings and also the lovely font in the greetings, It's very 'me'.

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I really love how my colour combination came together for this card too. Grey Granite is such a gorgeous neutral for a card base.

Stampin Up Color / Colour combination using Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite,  Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

The fern image I have stamped on the base card is Gray Granite stamped off once, to give a soft frame for the layers on the card.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

Did you know for a limited time only (until the end of March unless sold out earlier), you can also purchase coordinating dies for the Positive Thoughts stamp set, called Natures Thoughts Dies? These are part of a limited time Coordination Product Release. These dies cut out images in the stamp set, but also include a few extra dies which are really useful (I have a couple of other cards coming up over the coming weeks using these extra dies). If you love this stamp set, don't miss out getting these dies before March 31st. You can find all the limited time dies HERE in my Stampin' Up! online store.

Natures Thoughts Dies

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Get the coordinating dies by March 31st using links in post.

Now I'm off to work on writing up this week's free PDF tutorial for my subscribers, another fun fold card. You can receive these free too by subscribing to my email list using the links below.

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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.

Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

Buy the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $169  in Australia during Saleabration and get all these extras free.

If you are the sort that prefers to stamp at home using tutorials, I also have some of those available for a small fee on my tutorials page,

Tutorials

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to subscribe if you would like my free weekly tutorials.

Claire

 

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Sahara Sand Painted Poppies Congratulations card.

Hi there. Today I have the last of my cards for a little while, using the Painted Poppies stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. This one is another version of a card I made last month.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I just love the elegance of this Tufted Embossing Folder. I wanted as much as possible of it to show, so I have just used Stitched Rectangle Framelits for my stamped panel and Highland Heather mat. My poppy is watercoloured using a Blender Pen and ink from the ink pad lid. I used Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather for the flower and Old Olive for the stem and leaves. My greeting is from the level 1 Saleabration set, Sending You Thoughts, and is stamped in Sahara Sand. You can view all of the products used today, by using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Stamp Set / Tufted Embossing Folder congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here'a a few other reminders about what's happening this month in Stampin' Up!

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Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

Buy the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $169  in Australia during Saleabration and get all these extras free.

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February Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

A set of 8 PDF tutorials including fancy folds, techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide on my tutorials page here (immediate download). 

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Have a great day and I will see you back here again soon,

Claire

 

 


Poppy Party Day 5: Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Get Well Card

Hello stampers. Today I am bringing you day 5 (and my final day) of posts showcasing the Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies bundle from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. Today's card is a get well card. 

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This greeting is one of the 2 part greetings in the Saleabration level 1 set Sending You Thoughts. Here's the second part of the greeting in the centre of the card,

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I love how the stamped Poppy Parade flowers and Old Olive leaves work so well with the sheet of Peaceful Poppies DSP I have used as the first layer of my card. The black and white of the labels (included in the Painted Labels Dies which are part of the bundle) and greeting contrasts well with this. I have added a few of the Peaceful Poppies sequins to the greeting label to finish off the card. 

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you have been following my posts this week, you will know that until January 19th, I have an additional gift with purchase of the bundle. You would also be eligible to  choose a level 1 Salabration set, such as the Sennding you Thoughts greeting set I have used in today's card.

Painted Poppies Gift with purchase

 

I would love to send you a pack, so grab your Painted Poppies bundle today. You will save 10%, get to choose a free Saleabration item and if you order by the 19th Jan, get my bonus too.

Some other January offers and reminders:

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Buy the Starter Kit for $169 and get extra free product, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

Buy the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $169  in Australia during Saleabration and get all these extras free.

FREE Gift with $50+ orders in my Online Store.

January Host Code New

Get FREE products when you SHOP, HOST or JOIN during Saleabration. On Now!

All the Saleabration details HERE.

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January Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

Set of 8 high quality tutorials. Fancy Folds, Techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, Embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide. Will be sent after a qualifying order, or view / purchase using link HERE.

 

Thanks for following along with my poppy party showcase this week. I'll be back soon with some more creations to share with you showcasing other products.

Claire

 

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Day 4 Poppy Party: Simple Peaceful Poppy DSP Card and Envelope

Hello friends. 

Back today with Day 4 of my Painted Poppy Bundle showcase. You can find the bundle in the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue (see my sidebar). Today I have got a very simple card for you with just a tiny bit of stamping.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I LOVE this big bold sheet of poppy paper in the Peaceful Poppies DSP. It's quite difficult to use mixed with other elements, so I made it the star of the project. The base card  is one of the Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories and More Cards & Envelope. The silver border is already pre-printed on the card, so all I needed to do was cut a piece of DSP 7.8cm x 10.5cm and adhere. I then stamped some of the poppy images in Versamark in the top left and bottom right.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I embossed the greeting from the Saleabration Level 1 set Sending you Thoughts in silver onto one of the pre-embossed black banners in the Peaceful Poppies elements pack (this is included in my gift with purchase this week only). That's really all there is to the card. 

For the envelope, I traced the liner that comes with the card onto the DSP and cut it out to use as the new liner. I also stamped a few flowers in Versamark on the envelope.  Easy peasy and it would take you no time at all to create a set of these cards. 

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

In addition to being able to select a Saleabration level 1 gift with the purchase of this bundle anytime between 3rd January and 31st March, I am also offering a small gift with purchase to anyone who purchases it from me this week up to January 19th (anyone who has already purchased the bundle from me will also receive the bonus gift which will be sent out around 29th January. The bonus is some 1 piece of each of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut to 6x4" size (these make beautiful layers by themselves) and 1/4 pack of Peaceful Poppies elements. These are elements which coordinate with the Peaceful Poppies suite and are a mix of embossed on watercolour paper, embossed on black card, white printed on vellum and colour printed on glossy white card. These can be coloured and layered for additional card elements.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I would love to send you a pack, so grab your Painted Poppies bundle today. You will save 10%, get to choose a free Saleabration item and if you order by the 19th Jan, get my bonus too.

Some other January offers and reminders:

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Buy the Starter Kit for $169 and get extra free product, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

Buy the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $169  in Australia during Saleabration and get all these extras free.

FREE Gift with $50+ orders in my Online Store.

January Host Code New

Get FREE products when you SHOP, HOST or JOIN during Saleabration. On Now!

All the Saleabration details HERE.

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January Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

Set of 8 high quality tutorials. Fancy Folds, Techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, Embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide. Will be sent after a qualifying order, or view / purchase using link HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here tomorrow with my last Painted Poppies bundle card.

Claire

 

 

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