Your Creative Connection 105: A Rainbow for You

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Hello friends. Today it's time for a virtual tour around the globs to visit the blogs of my international crafty Stampin' Up! friends for Your Creative Connection #105. Today's theme is 'A Rainbow for you' and what perfect timing. With nearly all of us in social isolation for Covid-19, I think sending rainbows is the perfect way to bring joy to other people if you are able to use the postal service in your area.

I took the theme very literally, and made up some rainbow cards using Stampin' Up! layering circles dies. 

Rainbow Card for #YCC105 bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I used  Stampin' Up! note cards and envelopes as the base for my card, and then created a light pool party wash on the card front using my aquapainter and Pool Party ink refill (diluted in an ink mixing tray). My rainbow was made by cutting the 6 biggest circles from the Layering Circles dies, and using the circle 2 sizes down in the centre. This gave me 6 outline circles and I used half of these for each card, My colours from the outside are Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.

Rainbow Card for #YCC105 bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my greeting, I have used the Stampin' Up! Well Written dies to cut out the word 'happy', and the coordinating Well Said stamp set for the other words . I stamped the greeting 'Sending Healing Thoughts Your Way' and then cut it up to just use the words 'sending; and 'your way'.

Rainbow Card for #YCC105 bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope this rainbow has bought some happiness to you! Now it's time to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis in the USA. 

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If you get lost anywhere along our creative showcase, use the list below to continue. 

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske - USA 

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle  - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

 

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The beautiful Ornate Garden Suite is an early release suite from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's available as a whole suite or the products can also be purchased individually. There's 2 new stamp sets, 2 new ornate die sets (so amazing), and a DSP and coordinating embellishments.

View all the Ornate Garden Garden products HERE in my online store.

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Thanks again for stopping by today. I hope you stay safe and well and enjoy all the rainbows for you.

Claire

 

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Your Creative Connection 104: Stampin' Up! DIY gIft cards for any occasion

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Hello stampers! Today the Stampin' Up! global Your Creative Connection team are inspiring you with a creative showcase of 'Gift Cards for any Occasion'. In this crazy reality we are all living right now, we hope that we can bring you some inspiration and ways to send comfort to other people too..

I use lots of 'Hello' cards, because I am always reaching out with a happy hello to team members, friends and customers. They are so versatile to have on hand for so many different occasions.  I have used the Scalloped Note Cards for my gift cards today. You get a pack of 20, with 5 scalloped edge card and envelopes in 4 colours.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have kept them pretty simple. Just a tone on tone stamping of the large floral image from Forever Blossoms on both the card front and envelope, and some 1cm strips of paper from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (you could use any coordinating DSP you had on hand).

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The scalloped edges are already cut on these cards, which makes it super quick to get a great look. My greeting is from Timeless Tropical stamp set, and I have used one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies to die cut.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how you get all the different colours in one pack. So quick and easy to whip up a batch of 'Hello' cards. Which ones are your favourite? I think mine are the Powder Pink and Terracotta Tile but it's hard to choose!

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm really looking forward to popping these into some envelopes with some sample goodies for customers or team. Now is such a good time to be reaching out to people.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to visit my amazingly creative friend Dawn Olfeschke in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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If you get lost anywhere along the tour today, here is the list of everyone participating.

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle  - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

 

We are now into the last few days of Saleabration, so don't the opportunity to earn your free products. There have even been new Annual Catalogue choices added just yesterday.

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All these deals end on March 31st.

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here again soon.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration Rise and Shine - only available for 7 more days!

Hello there. Today we are playing with the Stampin' Up! Saleabration Level 2 choice, Rise and Shine, and the coordinating Cup of Cheer dies. This is a super cute stamp set, but because Saleabration ends on March 31st, it's only available for 7 more days. It also coordinates with the Cup of Cheer dies, which are one of the Holiday Catalogue carryover products.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great thing about this stamp set is that the cup stamps are reversible, which allows you to create cards like this. Here's my colour scheme for today's card.

Stampin Up Color/Colour Combination 2020 Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Mint MacaronAll of the products I have used on today's card are linked at the end of the post. One of the products I used for some added texture was the Tin Tile embossing folder.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Rise and Shine stamp set (only available until March 31st) and the Cup of Cheer Dies (available until June 2nd unless sold out earlier).

Stampin Up Rise and Shine stamp set by Stampin Up. Saleabration 2020.

Stampin Up Cup of Cheer dies

Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on this stamp set. All these deals end on March 31st.

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

If you are placing any orders between now and the end of March, don't forget to use the March Host Code, for a free gift mid April.

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Claire


More tropical inspiration: Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Product Suite

Hello stampers. Time for some more inspiration using the Tropical Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

I started with this card using lots of pieces of the suite. I really love the palm tree image, it evokes happy emotions in me. I als0 love the look and texture of the Coastal Weave embossing folder and the Braided Burlap Trim in this Suite. Oh and the trinkets too!!

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The 'DSP' in this one, is actually one of the Memories and More cards cut down to size. The palm trees are stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana, and the palm trees on the base card are stamped in Crumb Cake (stamped off once). The pineapple is stamped in Soft Suede.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made some quick and easy cards using the Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack, and the Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories and More cards and envelopes. I have just used one of the smaller cards on each card, and embellished with some die cut leaves and a trinket. The greeting is cut out using the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Stampin Up TTropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Tropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Don't forget about these great deals before they end in 2 weeks:

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Suite Guitar Card

Hello stampers.

This week I have been playing with the Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I love this suite so much! This is one of the suites where I ended up purchasing literally everything in the suite. The Coastal Weave embossing folder is gorgeous, and I love the colours in the DSP and Memories and More card pack. Check out the Tropical Oasis Suite in my Stampin' Up! online store.

You will be seeing a few cards made with this product suite on my blog this week, so let's get started. For today's card, I have used the Timeless Tropical stamp set for the background stamping and greeting, and one on the Memories and More cards.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2020 January Mini
You will also spot the Coastal Weave embossing folder and one of the Tropical Oasis trinkets (how cute are those little guitars? there are 3 other cute tropical charm designs too). You can view or purchase any of the products I have used today, using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis suite card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2020 January Mini

 

Promotions Ending March 31st

Just a heads up that the clock is ticking on the following promotions, all of which end March 31st:

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here soon with more Tropical Oasis suite cards.

Claire

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