Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set and a Teen Birthday Card

Hello lovely stamping friends, and a very happy Easter to you all. I hope you are staying well and safe as you bunker down at home this Easter to keep others safe. Today I have a bright and happy birthday card for you, suitable for a teen, using Stampin' Up! bonanza Buddies stamp set and Bundle, from the 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

April is always a big month for us, as my husband, myself and both my son's all have birthdays within 23 days of each other. My youngest son kicked off with his 15th birthday recently, so this card was made for him.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bonanza 2020 Teen Birthday Card

I love the bright happy colours in the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. As well as being great for young kids, this suite is also perfect for teens as it has a great variety of  patterns.  I love this balloon design for it's bright colours and the bit of black in there which makes the colours pop even more. This design also coordinates perfectly with the Balloon Bouquet punch. The Toucan image is actually cut from the DSP using the 2" circle punch, and then I have added a black matt using the Starburst punch which fits perfectly. The 'Happy Birthday' greeting is from the stamp set. Just love how the style of the font coordinates with the images in Stampin' Up! stamp sets.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bonanza 2020 Teen Birthday Card

Birthday presents often include some cash for my teens, so I needed to have a money pocket in this card. Some coordinating papers and another die cut toucan and stamped image finish off my card. I really love how this one turned out.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bonanza 2020 Teen Birthday Card

Since then both my husband and I have both had our birthday, so we have 3 birthday cakes in 10 days! My eldest son made my birthday cake and it was a delightful Orange and Poppyseed loaf with cream cheese frosting. Very grateful that both my boys enjoyed food studies in high school :) It was delicious! One more birthday in the family still to come. 

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I hope you are finding things to keep you busy and in some way a little bit positive at this difficult time. For me it's been fresh air in the back garden, cups of teas, connecting by phone and online with family and friends, (lots of) Netflix (enjoyed the Harlen Coben series The Stranger and Safe), pottering in the garden and in my craft room. I miss catching up with my girlfriends for a cuppa though, and feel a bit funny about the borders being closed to Western Australia where my Mum and sisters live :( Even though I have up and down days, I am praying we can get through this  love, kindness and patience and the amazing hard work being done by our frontline and essential workers.

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Thanks for checking in today. Sending you and your family happy Easter wishes,

Claire

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Art With Heart Team March Creative Showcase: Monochromatic Cards

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Welcome to the March Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring Monochromatic cards, that is cards that only use different shades of the same colour. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the wonderful range of Stampin’ Up! colours across our inks, papers and embellishments that can be combined to produce the amazing monochromatic samples we have to share with you. To be honest, I found this quite challenging as I am so used to creating with multiple colours.

Here's what I came up with using Rooted in Nature stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. I didn't realise my sentiment wasn't wonky until I edited the pictures, so another post photo correction (I'm on a roll the last week!).

This card is for a lovely man, who lost his wife of 50+ years last week. His wife was a lovely lady, with family values that I admired greatly, I can't imagine his feeling of loss, but I hope my words provide comfort in the months to come.

Stampin Up Monochromatic Rooted in Nature Sympathy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are the steps I took to make my card:

  1. I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.
  2. Using a Stampin' Sponge, I started lightly building up colour by spongeing in a circular motion. I started with Soft Sea Foam at the top, then Pear Pizazz and then Old Olive. I wanted the look of a hill which is why I sponged on an angle in a soft curve.
  3. As I was spongeing and going over the edges, this also provided some ink definition on the edges which I liked.
  4. Using an aquapainter, I squeezed a little water from the nib onto some scrap cloth, then flicked the excess off as I didn't want the drops too large. Then I flicked a couple of times onto the sponged piece to create the droplet effect.
  5. I stamped the tree from Rooted in Nature once in Mossy Meadow, and then again without reinking.
  6. My words are stamped in Old Olive onto some scrap Shimmery White which has been lightly sponged,
  7. Finally I tied a little linen thread around the bottom of the card and secured with tape on the back.
  8. I then adhered the whole cardfront onto a base Mossy Meadow card.

Stampin Up Monochromatic Rooted in Nature Sympathy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Before I made the card above, I came up with this one for my Monochromatic card. I wasn't 100% happy, so I made another card, but thought I would post this one too. I think I would use it as a retirement card for a male perhaps? 

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical masculine 2020 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This card uses the Timeless Tropical bundle. I have used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical masculine 2020 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team participants, and see what they have come up with for the monochromatic theme. The next person is the lovely and talented Michele Taylor.

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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Sargent

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Michele Taylor



Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy week, 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Country Club golf themed double easel masculine card plus some sad news.

Hello friends.

Thanks for being patient with me while I got back to posting. It's been a hard couple of weeks for our family. Our much loved white German Shepherd Oscar has been unwell over the last few weeks. We thought he was recovering after an operation, but late last week he deteriorated again and we had to make the tough decision to say goodbye to him. It's a heartbreaking thing to do as many of you would know. We are being comforted by the fact he was very loved and had a good life as part of our family. Here he is on his last beach holiday with us in late January.

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Today I have a double easel card for you using the Country Club suite of products from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. This was my project for the January Creative 8 Tutorials, so you can find measurements and step by step instructions for this and 7 other projects over on my Tutorials page.

Stampin Up Country Club suite / Clubhouse stamp set & bundle double easel fun fold card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I coloured the golfers clothes with Stampin Blends. The Country Club wooden elements have lots of great bits and pieces for golfing cards.

Stampin Up Country Club Suite / Clubhouse stamp set & bundle double easel fun fold card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Country Club suite of products is so perfect for the golfers in your life. I really love this suite. This card has enough layers and surfaces to show off lots in the suite. I really love this greeting too.

Stampin Up Country Club Suite / Clubhouse stamp set & bundle double easel fun fold card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I kept the inside very simple, with just a strip of the DSP.

Stampin Up Country Club Suite / Clubhouse stamp set & bundle double easel fun fold card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Stampin' Up! Australia: 2020 Country Club Suite Golf Ball Box

Hello stampers.

Today I am sharing a 3D project which would be  great gift for golf enthusiasts. The products are from the Country Club Suite, which features features in the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. 

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My project is a little gift box which holds a mini pack of 3 golf balls. I used Calloway balls for the sizing (and because that's what I could grab out of hubby's golf bag!)

Golf Ball Box using Stampin Up Country Club Suite 2020 Janaury Mini. Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Golf Ball Box using Stampin Up Country Club Suite 2020 Janaury Mini. Claire Daly, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Stampin' Up! Tea Together Stamp Set and coordinating Tea Time Dies

Hello stamping friends.

These cards are from a couple of months ago, but I just realised I hadn't blogged them. They are some of the favourite cards I made this year and my Mother and Mother in Law loved them for their Mothers Day cards. They feature the Tea Together stamp set and coordinating Tea Time dies (see the product links at the end of the post).

Stampin Up Tea Together stamp set with Country Lane Embossing Folder from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. Mothers Day card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

They both feature the Country Floral 3D embossing folder. I brayered Sahara Sand ink onto the debossed side of the folder, before I added the Shimmery White die cut cardstock and embossed. This gives you the effect shown - I was going for an antique vase effect.

I then die stamped and die cut the flowers before I watercoloured them with Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive ink. 

Stampin Up Tea Together stamp set with Country Lane Embossing Folder from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. Mothers Day card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Tea Together stamp set and Tea Time Dies. You can buy these in my online store using the links below my signature. The Country Floral 3D folder is currently with our new die manufacturer but will be back in stock really soon. Just send me an email if you would like me to let you know when it's back in stock.

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Stampin' Up! A Good Man masculine watercolour Class By Mail. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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