Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Birthday Card

Geraniums are one of those plants that evoke happy feelings and memories for me, so when I saw the Potted Geraniums bundle in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, it was straight into my cart! Geraniums were my Dad's favourite flower (especially white ones) and they also remind me of Spring, and the gorgeous flowering balconies in Barcelona and Paris.

Here's my first card with this bundle.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

I have started with a Basic Gray base, and used my blending brush to add a little Pool Party to the Basic White card front. There's so many good things to love about this bundle! For starters you can either stamp or die cut the flowers and both give you a lovely two toned effect, which Geraniums are known for. I have used Melon Mambo and Polished Pink for the flowers, Garden Green for the leaves (stamped off for the more solid layer), and Basic Gray for the pot (I love grey pots!).

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Secondly, I love the two step stamping on both the foliage and the weathered pot. There's even a stamp and die to cut out the thin strip of soil you can see. Thirdly, I love the little plant label that has three different words / phrases that fit in it.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Finally, I LOVE the sentiments in this yet; both the words and the font. There's also a really gorgeous stitched label die included. I finished my card off by embellishing with some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels. 

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set, dies and bundle.

Potted Geranium Stamp Set (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

Potted Geranium Bundle (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

Hope you liked todays 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. 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.

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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! 2022 InColor Starry Sky with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set

Hello friends, it's time to explore the last of our new 2022 InColors, which are now just a week away with the launch of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue on May 3rd.

Today's final colour is Starry Sky, a lovely mid to deep blue with a purple undertone. Here's how it looks with some of the other Stampin' Up! current colours. 

Stampin Up Starry Sky 2022 InColor

For my card today, I have used one of the Tea Boutique note cards (these come in each of the 5 new InColors) together with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set. Both of these products are available in the new Annual Catalogue commencing on May 3rd.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how this colour combination of Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive and Basic White came together.

Stampin Up 2022 Color / Colour Combination Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive.

The Bottled Happiness stamp set is fun to stamp with! The flower and leaf sections come as two separate photopolymer stamps, so they are easy to line up. The bottle is also in two parts. For the solid piece, I stamped off once with the Starry Sky ink, and for the outline section I stamped at full strength. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the bottle to give it a bit of shimmer. There is also a coordinating bottle punch for this stamp set (and there is a 10% discount if you bundle them together).

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The polka dot Sweet Sorbet paper that is tucked under the left side of the card comes from the 2022-2024 InColor DSP pack that will be available next week. The sentiment is from the Bottled Happiness stamp set and is stamped in Starry Sky. It's cut out with a really versatile new die set called Stylish Shapes.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's card and the new Starry Sky InColor! I'm looking forward to playing with this one some more. 

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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

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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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Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream 'Just for You' Card with Step-by-Step Instructions

Hi friends,

I made this Daffodil Daydream card on the weekend and couldn't wait to share it with you. The Daffodil Daydream stamp set and bundle is in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue, and I have also used the coordinating Daffodil Afternoon DSP. This paper is only available until March 16th as part of Saleabration (earn if FREE with a $90 order before postage).

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Step-by-step instructions to make today's card (find any of the products used, by using the links at the end of my post):

  • I started my card with a Petal Pink card base, and then added a layer (10cm x 14.3cm) of Petal Pink which I had embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder (such a gorgeous vintage effect). 
  • Next I added a piece of layering vellum 9cm x 12.5cm. This is a new product in the 2022 January Mini catalogue and it's really gorgeous. There are various designs and some are printed in black, some in white. Perfect for adding some additional layers.
  • Then I have added three strips of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP in coordinating patterns. Each strip is 3cm x 13cm.
  • The image is stamped in black Stazon onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. It was cut out using one of the Scalloped Contour dies.
  • To colour the image, I have used my Water Painter, and the following ink colours: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink.
  • My greeting is from Celebrating You stamp set in the 2022 Mini Catalogue, and is stamped in black Stazon. 
  • I finished off my card with some Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, some Linen Thread and Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots which are a carry over product from last years July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a look at the Daffodil Afternoon DSP that is available to earn for 9 more days only! It coordinates so perfectly with the Daffodil Daydream  bundle. It's a 12x12" paper pack and you get 2 each of 6 double sided designs. 

Stampin Up Daffodil Afternoon Paper pack - coordinates with Daffodil afternoon. Earn free during Saleabration until March 16th.

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Colour Creations Week 34: Petal Pink

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoWelcome to this week's Art with Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop. Today we are showcasing Petal Pink, a warm peach pink.

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Today's card is inspired by my water bottle! It's a lovely ombre pattern in shades of Petal Pink, Polished Pink and Melon Mambo.

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Here is my card. I really love how it turned out, even though I kind of made it up as I went along!

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

My base card is Petal Pink, and the second layer is Petal Pink embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder. 

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Step by Step Instructions for Stamped Piece

  1. I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and I used my blending brushes to lay down some Polished Pink ink in the bottom half, and Petal Pink ink in the top half, with lots of blending at the intersection.
  2. Next I blended a little Melon Mambo right at the bottom.
  3. I embossed the small floral image from Blessings of Home stamp set (in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue) in white over the top of the blended ink.
  4. Next I used a water painter (the fine tip one) to remove a lot of the ink colour from the leaves and petals. You just brush with water and it lightens the ink lots as it dries.
  5. Finally I added additional ink colours onto the image. I used Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves.

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I mounted the stamped piece onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, and tucked one of the Heart and Home Doilies underneath (the Basic Gray one). I adhered this with Dimensionals. I stamped the long birthday sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Basic Grey onto Shimmery white, cut it into strips and adhered with Stampin' Seal. I finished off with a double bow of Grey Granite bakers twine.

Stampin Up Blessings of Home watercolour on blended background technique. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like today's card. Now it's time to check out what the rest of today's participants from the Art with Heart team have been making with Petal Pink. Next up we have the lovely Diane Furniss.

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If you get lost at any time, head over to Cathy Proctor's blog where you will find the full list of participants.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week,

Claire

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