Stampin' Up! Country Home 'Hello' Card

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are having an enjoyable Saturday. It's a cool drizzly weekend here in Melbourne. Tennis was washed out, so I had a nice sleep in and now I am catching up on some blogging. I love lazy Saturdays.

I also love all things floral and vintage, so the Country Home stamp set in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue really grabbed my attention. I love the interchangeable vintage vases and floral arrangements. 

Stampin Up Country Home stamp set, Frosted Floral DSP, from 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends as I love the saturation of colour they give me, and the superior blending. The Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series paper is a great accompaniment to this stamp set. 

Stampin Up Country Home stamp set, Frosted Floral DSP, from 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Another thing I really like about this stamp set is that it has lots of sentiments included with the images. One of the sentiments also coordinates with the Tin Tile textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

  Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set available in my online store (click through).

Here's a look at the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. Like the name suggests, it has a lovely frosted pearl shimmer finish.

Stampin Up Frosted Floral 12x12 paper pack, Available in my online store. (click through).

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can view or purchase any of the supplies I have used today, in my online Stampin' Up! store. Links for individual products are in the pictures under my signature. Be sure to subscribe to my blog posts to never miss a thing, and if you are shopping in my online store, use the October Host Code for a free gift from me in mid November.

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Claire

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Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
 
Frosted Floral 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
 
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
 
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
 
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
 
Crumb Cake Light Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Classic Label Punch
 
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Using the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste

I tried out the new embossing paste from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue last weekend. There are 3 key products in this range:

The masks can be used for spongeing, but in this case when combined with the Embossing Paste and smoothed over with the Palette Knives, you get a lovely raised effect which adds dimension and texture to your papercraft projects. It's super simple to use (just make sure you have a plastic mat) and I was surprised how quickly it dried. I use my Silicone Craft Sheet to create colours by adding a drop or two of re-inker to 3/4 - 1 teaspoon of Embossing Paste (that usually covers a couple of cards. I use the Palette Knives to mix on the Silcone Craft Sheet. There's a video at the end of the post which shows how this is done.

Here's a closer look at the four mask patterns you get in the Party Patterns Decorative masks pack.

Party Pattern Decorative Masks

Here's two of the cards I made. For this one I have used 2 drops of Powder Pink ink refill in about 1 teaspoon of embossing paste, and then sprinkled some gold glitter randomly over the top (while the embossing paste was still wet) and shook off the excess. 

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My stamp set is Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is a new set 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the funky font on this set and it has so many other great greetings. The paper is Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card I have used the cloud mask and 1 drop of Soft Sky re-inker in about 3/4 teaspoon of Embossing Paste. I love the effect this gives for clouds. I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits to complete my card. This is a nice colour combination to use with the new InColour Powder Pink.

  Stampin Up Powder Pink 2017 Color/Colour Combination. Click through for a card using these colours by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia,

  Stampin Up Lift Me Up stamp set, Up and Away thinklints and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a video showing you more about using the new Embossing Paste.

 

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

 

In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

Your Priceless
I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.

 

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Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do: April Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a Stampin’ Up! Australia blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

My favourite retiring product by far from the last year is everything Mint Macaron! One of the product suites I have most loved pairing with Mint Macaron this year is the beautiful specialty Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Love and Affection stamp set. I have created a card with a coordinating envelope and bookmark using these products. Lots of these items are reduced in the retiring products section in my online store, but only available until sold out so get in quick.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

I just LOVE the copper foil highlights on this sheet of the paper. The Washi Tape is also beautiful and has a roll included with copper foiling as well.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As well as copper, I have used the retiring Lace Doileys from the Occasions catalogue on each of the projects. For the envelope, I used the doiley as a stencil with Mint Macaron ink sponged over the top.

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

Finally I made a coordinating bookmark to pop into the card (I think I will be sending these projects to my Mum as a happy hello - pretty sure she isn't reading my blog!).

Stampin Up retiring 2017 Affectionately Yours paper and washi tape, love and affection stamp set, mint macaron, copper, bookmark, card and envelope. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Victoria.

As hard as it is to say goodbye to favourite retiring Stampin' Up! projects for 2017, the good news is we are less than 2 weeks away from demonstrators being able to pre-order even more lovely brand new products! Join the Art with Heart team from May 2nd and you can include new catalogue goodies in your awesome value starter kit. You can join just for yourself too. Any of the girls on todays's hop (including me) will be able to help you with information about joining our team. You can also request a brand new catalogue from them (available mid to late May) if you don't already have a regular demonstrator.

Now it's time to follow the blog hop onto our next participant, Andrea Roberts. The blog hop goes full circle and there is a list of participants at the end if you get lost along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Claire

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1. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O'Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts