Stampin' Up! Masculine Card with Mountain Air with Cajun Craze

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Hello friends. This week the Colour Creations ladies in the Art with Heart Team are playing with Cajun Craze. This is one of my least used Stampin' Up! colours, so it definitely was a challenge. Once I got the idea though, away I went.

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I wanted to create a card for a very sick relative overseas. We enjoyed time together on their trip to Australia several years ago, so I wanted to come up with a card that let him know I was thinking of him at this very hard time, and that perhaps reminded him a little of Australia. Cajun Craze definitely is the colour of some of the Australian outback, and the Kimberley region especially.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Mountain Air stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, to create several layers of mountains by stamping in Early Espresso onto Cajun Craze and die cutting with the coordinating Majestic Mountain dies. I love the dimension you can achieve with these two products. The trees are from the same stamp set and dies, and my greeting from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I adhered these pieces onto a layer of shimmery white which I had applied ink using my blending brushes. The lowest area near the mountain range is Calypso Coral, then I blended in some Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and lastly some Misty Moonlight at the very top and edges. The birds from the stamp set were stamped in Misty Moonlight too.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I then mounted this piece onto some Cajun Craze cardstock, and an Early Espresso base card. I'm really pleased how this card turned out. There was a lot of love put into it, and I think it looks quite peaceful. You can view all of the products I have used in this card using the links at the end of the post.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a summary of the Stampin' Up! colour combination I have used today.

Stampin Up color combination Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other Art with Heart Team girls have made using Cajun Craze. next up we have the lovely Caroline Manwaring who is very creative! Let's see what she has made for us.

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This Birthday Piggy and Playful Piggy Dies for the Perfect Partners Promotion

I was excited to see that This Birthday Piggy was one of the 6 stamp sets which have new die sets available for purchase during September. I had already purchased the stamp set as I loved it when it came out in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I loved the crisp outline images which are versatile for colouring and paper piecing and I also thought it was a great set for children's birthday cards. It has great sentiments too, in a really nice font. The dies just elevate that versatility even further. In addition to outline dies (and this set would have been tricky to fussy cut imo), the dies include a cute cart, extra gift, flowers, leaves, grass, a banner and the cutest little bandana for the pig!

You can purchase the dies by themselves as I did, or purchase the dies and stamp set together for a 10% discount. Browse all the 6 die sets available during the Perfect Partners promotion HERE.

Here's a look at the This Birthday Piggy stamp set and the Playful Piggy Dies. (Click on the image to see it larger)

This Birthday Piggy

Here's a card I have made with this bundle.

Stampin Up This Birthday Piggy birthday card by Claire Daly, Australia

For this one I have blended some Pool Party ink onto Shimmery White cardstock and then coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. I used S1000 from the Neutrals Collection Stampin Blends for the pig, with some light Flirty Flamingo in the ears and on the nose. I used Mint Macaron for the candle and balloon, and Daffodil Delight for the candle flame. The cake is coloured with both shades of Flirty Flamingo. For the additional die cuts I have used crumb cake for the wagon, Mint Macaron for the gift and Flirty Flamingo for the banner and ribbon on the gift. I love the embossing detail from the dies, especially on the cute banner!

Stampin Up This Birthday Piggy birthday card by Claire Daly, Australia

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Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card

Hello friends,

I'm back sharing a 2022 Christmas card with you using the Decorated with Happiness bundle from the 2022 July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

My card base is Blackberry Bliss, and my centre panel is Shimmery White with Soft Succulent ink blended in an ombre pattern. Before I adhered the blended cardstock to the cardfront, I:

  • Stamped some of the pine leaf pattern on the edges of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, using Blackberry Bliss ink; and
  • Added a length of scalloped gold foil either side. I die cut this using one of the dies in the Penned Flowers Dies (part of the Hand Penned bundle).

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I have cut two of the pine branches (from the Decorated with Pine Dies) in Soft Succulent and adhered them to the blended cardstock (you can either do this by using adhesive sheets, or you can also add a bit of Multipurpose Glue to a silicon sheet and use a sponge dauber to add it to the back of the die cut).

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Next I die cut 2 of the baubles in three different papers - Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Very Vanilla Glimmer paper (in the Glimmer Specialty paper pack) and in Gold Foil. I used the adhesive sheets on the back when I cut these baubles. I adhered the Blackberry Bliss ones to the card first, and then filled in the extra pieces alternating between the glimmer paper and the gold foil. For the bows, I have used some Gold and Vanilla Satin-Edged Ribbon (in the July to December Mini Catalogue) which I cut in half lengthways, and some Gold Metallic Trim (from the Simply Elegant Trim Combo). I just made a bow out of both lengths together.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

To finish my card, I stamped the greeting from the Decorated with Happiness Stamp Set, in Blackberry Bliss ink. My embellishments are the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

This card is an adaptation of one of the 6 cards included in my Instant Download Decorated with Happiness PDF Class which is available in my PDF Class Shop if this is of interest to you.

Stampin Up Decorated with Happiness

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Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose birthday card with ink blending.

Hello friends. Happy Monday! 

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made using the Abigail Rose suite in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's such a pretty suite! 

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

The suite comprises of the Cottage Rose Bundle, the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper and the Natural Finish Ribbon. You can either buy the items together in a suite, or individually. Browse the suite and it's components HERE in my online store.

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I really love the DSP designs in this suite. The ledger design is a a great neutral, and it was easy to add some additional colour to the rose patterned design by using my blending brushes and some Blushing Bride ink. I have used Crumb Cake as the base card, and Blushing Bride under the sentiment layer.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

The ribbon in this suite is GORGEOUS. It's a really soft neutral that coordinates perfectly with our linen thread and many of our neutral cardstocks. I have used the Elegant Faceted Gems to add some additional embellishment.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

 

I hope you like today's 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. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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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

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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms stamp set

Hello friends. It' time to dee dive into another one of the 2022 new Stampin' Up! InColors. Today we are looking at Tahitian Tide.  Just 10 days until Annual Catalogue launch day and the maunch of these fabulous new colours - woohoo!

Tahitian Tide is a bright turquoise blue. Here is how it looks with some of our other current Stampin' Up! colours. As you can see, Tahitian Tide has similar tones to Pacific Point.

Stampin Up 2022 InColor Tahitian Tide

For my card, I have used Tahitian Tide and a blending brush to create an ocean background for my beach themes card. I love this blue!

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

My focal image is from Paradise Palms stamp set. This debuted in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue, but will also be carrying over to the new 2022 Annual Catalogue (but the bundle pricing won't be available, so if you want the bundle, grab it before the end of June so you save 10%). I originally stamped the greeting directly over the palm trees, but it got kind of lost, so I cut out a separate piece. I like the way the ripped edge exposing the white cardstock looks like the wave foam. Did you notice I have also used the 'coming soon' Stylish Shapes dies for the stitched circle?

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I have used the direct to rubber marker technique to colour the palm trees, with the trunks in Soft Suede and the branches in Garden Green. For the ground, I have used Soft Suede stamped off once. This year we also have bi-colour bakers twine in each of the InColours. I have combined the Tahitian Tide and White one, with Linen Thread for the embellishment on my card. Unfortunately one of my Champagne Rhinestones fell off before photographing, so you will just have to imagine there is another one there to the bottom right of the sentiment.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a look at the colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Garden Green Color Combo

Here's a look at the Paradise Palms bundle. Perfect for beachy cards!

Stampin Up Paradise Palms. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's beachy card! The Paradis Palms bundle is available in my online store now, and the rest of the new items will be available on May 3rd. I am happy to place orders direct if you call / text / email (o412 120 498) and you can also shop online. 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. You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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