More Stampin' Up! NEW Release Ornate Garden Suite cards / Tips for getting a great diecut with the Ornate Layers Dies

Hello lovelies. I hope you are all safe and well and managing OK in social isolation. Today I have some more Ornate Garden suite cards to share with you. This brand new suite of products was only released to customers on 1st April and is an early release of products from the 2020/21 Annua Catalogue which commences on June 3rd.

First up are my customer thankyou cards for this month. I loved making these sweet cards to express my gratitude to customers who support my business. Some months things get crazy, but one of the silver linings for home isolation for me has been time to create in bulk and also more importantly, time to handwrite in cards, and post them. That's where the magic happens, right?

Ornate Garden 2020 bulk thankyou cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I used the note cards and envelopes for these cards because they are a great size and a really affordable way to make a bulk lot of cards. I used the Ornate Layers Dies  for the Blushing Bride and Mint  Macaron piece (there are so many other colours that coordinate - see below), There are some tips to getting a great effect when using these dies which I have outlined in my tips. To finish my cards I have used the greeting (stamped in Early Espresso) from Ornate Thanks stamp set (just LOVE all those little script text lines you can add before and after the words), some scalloped lace trim and an adhesive pearl.

Ornate Garden 2020 bulk thankyou cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Melbourne Australia

TIP: As I was making the cards in bulk, I wanted to maximise the use of the gorgeous Ornate Garden DSP. I made the DSP piece 4 inches x 3 inches so I could get 12 from one sheet of DSP. To get an even border of notecard around the edge, I cut 1cm (approx 3/8 inch) from one side of the note card. This was quick and easy to do.

TIP: When using the Ornate Layers Dies with my BigShot, I found I got the best result using the Base Platform (which is slightly raised in the centre), the Thin Die Adapter plate and then the die and cardstock between the two acrylic plates. I place the die in the centre of the platform and put it through vertically (so the thinnest end of the rectangle goes through first). Then I just run it through a couple of times and use my Take Your Pick die brush and mat (brush on the reverse side of the die cut) which gets out mot of the 'bits'. The remaining bits are easily poked out with your paper piecer.

Colours which Coordinate with the Ornate Garden DSP: The colours listed by Stampin' Up! as coordinating are: Early Espresso, gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Teracotta Tile. Whisper White and a brand new InColour called Bumblebee. I also found So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride to coordinate well. I  evenused Shimmery White for my greeting labels too, which is a little off-white, and that worked. It's a really versatile DSP.

My other Ornate Garden suite card used one of the decorative die cuts from the Ornate Layers Dies (in Blushing Bride) along with a piece of the DSP lined in Early Espresso. The greeting label is from one of my most used die sets for greeting labels, Stitched Labels from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. My greeting (stamped in Early Espresso) is from the So Sentimental stamp set in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. As you can see the Ornate Garden DSP works great with Crumb Cake cardstock. The little flowers on the greeting label are die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies. I have layered 2 scrunched up flowers with a Dimensional foam dot between them, and an adhesive pearl on top. Finally I added a few more pearls below the greeting and in the flower centres on the decorative die cuts. Even though I have the gold Gilded Gems which were a part of this suite, I think adhesive pearls work really well too as the paper has a a bit of a vintage feel to me.

Ornate Garden 2020 friendship card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope this has given you some more ideas for using the beautiful new Ornate Garden Suite. The products can be purchased individually, in a bundle, or in the whole suite. You can find the Ornate Garden Suite HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store and the products I have used on today's cards (along with the suite and 10% off bundle links) are linked at the end of the post. If you haven't ordered with me before, you can read 3 Ways to Shop in Australia with me, and the great benefits I offer my customers. 

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again Thursday morning with the Your Creative Connection global blog hop.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Time for Tea

There's something about a cup of tea isn't there? I think it makes me instantly thing of relaxing, soothing and happy catch ups. I think it's because of this association that I always tend to be drawn to any creative supplies with a tea theme too.

Here's a card I created using the Time for Tea bundle in the 2018/2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up, 2018 Annual Catalogue, Time for Tea, Tufted Embossing Folder, Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.

Stampin Up, 2018, colour, color, combnation, mint mac, blushing bride, soft sea foamaronI've used my Stampin' Blends to colour the image and my favourite Tufted embossing folder for the second layer. You can check out all the products I have used with the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up, 2018 Annual Catalogue, Time for Tea, Tufted Embossing Folder, Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Almost makes me want to and put the kettle on!

Hope you have a lovely week.

Claire

 

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Time For Tea Photopolymer Bundle
 
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Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
 
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
 
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
 
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Stampin' Up! Reverse Words for Saleabration 2017 - Four Ways!

Hello there. Today I am showcasing one of the recently released extra Stampin' Up! Saleabration items, the Reverse Words stamp set. Here's four ways to use this stamp set. 

For the first two cards, I have teamed it with the Mixed Drinks stamp set (see links below) - it has some great images and sentiments which match the cheers theme! I particularly love this sentiment. My colours here are Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum with Basic Black. I love how the Reverse Words stamp sets so cleverly combines the watercolour wash look with the crispness of the reverse word.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this card, I have made a cocktail using lots of stamps from the Mixed Drinks stamp set (so easy to line up with the photopolymer). Another great greeting to match the cheers theme. My reverse word is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and I have used Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry on the cocktail.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) and Mixed Drinks stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This one is a birthday card which was super easy to make. I just punched a couple of balloons from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper using the Balloon Punch. The greeting is from the Custom Tee stamp set. I just made the balloon strings using a Project Life marker. My ink colour here is Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've needed lots of these cards for my awesome team and their promotions this month. It was quick and easy to create. The sentiment is from the Mixed Drinks stamp set and the reverse word is in Mint Macaron again. I used the Medium Star Punch to cut a star from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and attached some silver sequin trim.

Stampin Up Reverse Words (Saleabration 2017) congratulations card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As you can see, the Reverse Words stamp set is super versatile! Place a $90 order during March and you can choose it as a free gift! Here's a look at all the free items you can choose from.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow,

Claire

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First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop - Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Unite!

Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm really pleased to be a part of this fabulous tribute.

For my pink projects, I have made a set of cards featuring my favourite pink right now, Sweet Sugarplum.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I have created my background by sponging the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 3 different patterns in the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I've added a die cut and greeting from the Sunshine Sayings bundle, along with some Fancy Frost Sequins, Soft Sky cardstock and Silver Glimmer paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

 

Lots of other global demonstrators have played along today, so have fun discovering lots more pink projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you're at Claire Daly's blog in Melbourne, Australia). Thanks for stopping by.


Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2016 card - Botanicals For You

Hello there.

Finally starting to feel like I'm settling back into routine. It's the start of my boys second week back at school, and I think I've mastered the book covering, term sports signups / payments, the getting back to waking up at a decent hour (OK, so not quite mastered that one, lol).

On Friday night I exhaled after the first week back and did some creating. So nice to just spend some 'me' time doing something I love.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne AustraliaThis is one of the FREE Saleabration 2016 stamp sets you can earn until the 31st March with a $90 order. I really like it, and I love having 'just for you' cards on hand as they are suitable for so many occasions. I gold embossed it straight onto some Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (another free choice for Saleabration with a $90 order - this one is only available until 15th Feb though).  The Bow Paper clips are super cute too.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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See you back here soon,

Claire

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