Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade Vintage Birthday Card

Welcome to April friends, and blessed Easter Wishes to you and your family.

 

What's happening in Stampin' Up! in April?

Next weekend, demonstrators around the globe will be gathering at OnStage events for the unveiling of the 2018/19 Annual Catalogue, which will be available for customers during May for a June 1st start (to register your interest in receiving a catalogue when they become available, go here). I will be heading to Sydney with lots of my team which will be lots of fun and excitement. This year will be even more fun, as it's Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary and we are celebrating like it's 1988.

I'll be able to tell you all about the OnStage event, and give you some sneak peeks from Tuesday April 10th.

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I can't wait to bring you the fun and excitement of OnStage!

Being the start of the month, we also have a new monthly hostess code to use with online orders. Pop this code in when your are prompted in your order, and you will qualify for a small free gift mid May.

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Today's Card

Today I have a vintage style birthday card for you, using one of the lovely stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue called Southern Serenade. Sometimes we miss these stand alone stamp sets while we focus on bundles, but this stamp set is too pretty to miss. I particularly like its vintage style and the beautiful fine lace image.

Southern Serenade

I have used Shimmery White to stamp on, and Crumb Cake for the stamping of the lace images. I have stamped the floral image in Basic Black Archival and coloured with watercolour pencils.

This stamp set comes with some lovely accompanying images of the lace and smaller floral images, as well as three very versatile sentiments. It's a great one to add to your collection of stamps and is available in clear mount and wood (see links below). The 'Happy Birthday' and 'Thank You' greeting also fit nicely inside the Pretty Label Punch.

Southern Serenade

Pretty Label

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Claire

 

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3 ways with Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set

Some bundles just jump right out of the page at me when I open a new catalogue, and they are usually the nature style stamp sets for me. Birds, flowers, leaves etc. Stampin' Up!'s new Petal Palette stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue ticked all the boxes for me. It has a coordinating set of Thinlits called Petals and More Thinlit Dies, and a lovely set 0f 2 border embellishment folders called Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Here are 3 ways I have used these lovely products. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You will be seeing LOTS more of this product suite from me.

For my first card I have coloured the roses in Cherry Cobbler light and dark Stampin' Blends, with Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends on the leaves. I also used the Lots of Labels Framelits.

 

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I added some gentle shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my second card, I coloured in Calypso Coral light and dark Stampin Blends, with Old Olive light and dark for the leaves. I also used one on the embossing folders on the crumb cake layer.

  Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I did a little bit of background stamping on the label shape that was left over from the last card. and added a greeting from the set. That lovely label die cut is included in the Thinlits.  I also added some Wink of Stella to this card.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my third card (which I think is my favourite), I have used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive light and dark Stampin Blends, but haven't used the glitter this time. I used the other embossing folder but didn't take it all the way across the card. I also added in some background stamping at the top of the card (that background stamp included in the set is so versatile).

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

The greeting or this card came from a different set (it was just the sentiment I needed for this card, for someone who is going through an extremely difficult time). It's from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

Here's a closer look at the Petal Palette bundle (find it HERE in the online store), as well as the coordinating Petal Pair embossing folders (find them HERE in the online store). 

Petal Palette Bundle

Petal Pair Embossing

You can view all of the products I have used in today's cards using the links at the bottom of the blog post. You can check out all our current products and fabulous bargains available during Saleabration using the links below.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Flying Home Stamp Set with Stampin' Blends

Today's shares feature some coloured images from the new Flying Home stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue. This is a super cute set of line drawn images which are just perfect for colouring.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set #occassions2018

I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, onto Thick Whisper White cardstock as I planned to colour with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I used Light Old Olive, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Pink Pirouette, Light and Dark Pool Party and Light Calypso Coral.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I did two different designs, with the coloured images cut out either with the circle or square Stitched Shape Framelits. 

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

The diecut I have used is from the Petals and More Thinlit Dies.  I tried it in Soft Sky and Crumb Cake, but I think I like the Soft Sky versions best.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I did a bit of a watercolour wash in Soft Sky around the coloured image to soften some of the white space.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

I wanted the coloured images to be the focus of these cards, so I just went for a really small simple greeting from the At Home With You stamp set. I love the font in the greetings in this set.

Stampin Up Flying Home stamp set with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers #occasions2018 #stampinupcards2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

You can view all of the products I have used in today's cards using the links at the bottom of the blog post. You can check out all our current products and fabulous bargains available during Saleabration using the links below.

  

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and I will see you back here again soon.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Thinlit Dies and Amazing You Stamp Set - Earn them FREE

Totally LOVING these Celebrate You dies in the 2018 Saleabration catalogue. They are a level 2 item, which means they can be earned completely for FREE with a $180 order during Saleabration between now and the end of March. Read more about Saleabration and all the great deals HERE. They also coordinate with another Saleabration item, the Amazing You stamp set which you can earn with a $90 order.

  Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Amazing You stamp set. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. #saleabration2018 #occasions2018 #stampinupdemonstrator #stampinupaustralia

I have used both the stamp set and the thinit dies in today's card. I have used the following colour combination, along with silver.

Amazing you color

  Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Amazing You stamp set. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. #saleabration2018 #occasions2018 #stampinupdemonstrator #stampinupaustralia

Isn't this embossing folder gorgeous? It's from the Petal Pair Embossing Folders on page 23 in the Occasions Catalogue. They are a great size for borders and accents. I think I will be using these a lot! (Links to all f the products I have used today are in the bottom of my post).

  Petal Pair Embossing

Amazing You Celebrate You Thinlits

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Bundle from Occasions 2018 Catalogue makes it's debut in 4 days

Hello friends. I'm back from some family time over Christmas, so it's time to jump into showing you all the fabulous things coming your way on January 3rd with the launch of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the 2018 Saleabration promotion.

The Petal Palette bundle is part of the Petal Passion suite in the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue. I really like this bundle for the artwork, the vintage look and feel, and because it has a bunch of sentiments included. It's available in wood-mount and clear-mount. Here's my first card with his bundle:

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle from Occasions 2018. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #occasions2018 #petalpalette #vintagecards

Here's Step by Step Instructions:

  1. I started with a top folding C6 card (half sheet of A4, cut in half vertically and folded in half with bone folder).
  2. I die cut the large branch in Crumb Cake and adhered to the left half of card using either glue or snail.
  3. I die cut the long lacework piece in Fresh Fig cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the card, slightly off centre so the right edge is next to the right side of the card.
  4. I embossed the largest flower/leaf image onto vellum in copper embossing powder (i.e. stamp in Versamark, cover with Copper embossing powder, shake off excess, heat with heat gun)
  5. Cut the embossed image out with the coordinating thinlin. Attach to the bottom left corner of card using Dimensionals (I placed the Dimensionals where they would be covered with the bird and greeting).
  6. Stamp the greeting in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla. Use the label thinlit to cut the greeting out.
  7. Attach the greeting slightly to the right of, and half over the Fresh Fig piece, using Dimensionals to adhere.
  8. Stamp the bird in Fresh Fig ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and cut out using the coordinating thinlit.
  9. Using an Aqua-painter, gently pull some of the ink onto the stamped sections of the bird, towards the centre to give a light watercolor effect. Dry with heat-gun.
  10. Attach a tiny pearl to highlight the birds eye.
  11. Attach the bird (slightly overlapping the greeting) using Dimensionals.
  12. Attach some adhesive pearls as shown to embellish and provide balance to the design.
  13. Tie a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and create a bow, Trim the ends.

The different textures and use of Dimensionals gives this card lots of texture and dimension, which I think really suits this style of stamp set.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle from Occasions 2018. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #occasions2018 #petalpalette #vintagecards

You can get your hands on these fabulous products on 3rd January (just 4 days away).

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle Occasions  2018

Check back that day and I will have links available to the Occasions Catalogue and lots more information explaining the benefits available to you during our 3 month Saleabration promotion which starts that day too.

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Only 3 more days to shop the Holiday Catalogue Retiring products in the Year End Sale.

Stamparatus stamp positioning tool preorder ends December 31st, after that the Stamparatus will be available in the 2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again soon.

Claire

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