Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Suite and Encircled in Beauty Dies

Hello friends.

Today I wanted to share a card that was quick and easy to create, but which I love because it uses 3 of my favourite things from the new Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

The 3 favourite items I have used on this card (you can check them out in the links at the end of the post) are: 

  • The Hand-Penned Petals Suite (but you already knew that from previous posts, right?)
  • The gorgeous Encircled in Beauty Dies. I love how circle dies break up the straight lines in cards.
  • The Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. I LOVE these! They are pre-printed and ready to go, plus incredible value. Just $17.50 for 20 cards and coordinating patterned envelopes. They make a perfect card base for stamped cards, or cards made using the elements in the Hand-Penned Memories and More card pack.

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The secons layer of the card is a strip of the Hand-Penned DSP (5cm wide x 13.5cm) with a banner end cut in one end. The largest Encircled in Beauty die is a great size to use with this image. I stamped the image in Basic Gray, and over-stamped the flower using Pale Papaya. For the leaves, I used my Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends to colour them. This picks up the colours in the Hand-Penned DSP I have used as the first layer. To finish my card off, I have used some of the Genial Gems from the Hand-Penned Suite. 

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

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Dragonfly Punch Birthday Card

Hello friends. Today I have a handmade birthday card for you, featuring a dragonfly. This card is made with the Stampin Up Dragonflies Punch, the coordinating Dragonfly Garden stamp set, and the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper

I love dragonflies. My Mum gave my a crystal and wire one many years ago which I treasure. I have been doing some research about Dragonfly symbolism and found this at whatismyspriritanimal.com

"As a Spirit Animal, Dragonfly moves into our life often when we are taking things too seriously and losing our joy. This teacher restores lightness to our spiritual wings and mental processes. This animal spirit guide’s reminder is simple: find the positive no matter how dark it seems.

Dragonfly is tied intimately to your emotional state. It asks: what feelings are you having that you’re hiding? What feelings are self-created illusions? What feelings do you need to explore more deeply. Give yourself to the Dragonfly’s transformative power and sense of peace"

The dragonfly has beautiful symbolism don't you think?

Now onto my card. The primary colour on my card is Bumblebee, a really bright positive colour.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Gardens Bundle / Dragonflies Punch birthday card.

 

I have started my card with one of the pre-printed Dandy Garden Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. These are beautiful, come in a set of 20 cards and envelopes, and the envelopes have printed patterned liners which coordinate with the cards. They are a great size too (the folded card size is 10.8 x 15.9cm). The printing on the card is Bumblebee on white.

Dandy Garden Notecards - Available in my online Stampin Up store

I added a frame that I die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies (also in Bumblebee), and then added a piece of Bumblebee patterned paper from the Dandy Garden DSP in the centre of the frame (the size to cut is 5.5 x 9.0cm).

Stampin Up Dragonfly Gardens Bundle / Dragonflies Punch birthday card

 

Dandy Garden Designer Series paper (DSP) Availalable in my Online Stampin Up Store

For the Dragonfly, I have created three layers:

  1. The base layer is a dragonfly stamp from the Dragonfly Gardens stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Misty Moonlight cardstock, and then cut out with the Dragonflies Punch. This one is adhered directl to the card.
  2. The second layer is cut directly from the Dandy Garden DSP using the Dragonflies punch. Stampin' Up! is great with coordination. This one is adhered using Mini Dimensionals.
  3. The top layer is a double thread bow of the gold cord trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. I didn't plan to add this, but I had it left over from another project and it just worked. The bow is adhered with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Gardens Bundle / Dragonflies Punch birthday card

Dragonfly Bundle by Stampin Up. Available in my Online Stampin Up Store

The Dragonfly Garden stamp set has four great sentiments, but I wanted this for a handmade birthday card, so I have used  a stamp from the Best Year stamp set. I have stamped in Night of Navy onto white and just used my Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer to cut out the sentiment. Finally I have added two Gilded Gems near my sentiment.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Gardens Bundle / Dragonflies Punch birthday card

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Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW to Australian residents in my Online Stampin Up Storeif you are in another country, the products will be available from a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Stampin' Up! 12x12 Travel Scrapbook Layout using World of Good Product Suite

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Something completely different for you today, a scrapbook page! I am beginning to scrapbook my trip my few days in Rome before the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip last year and wanted a 12x12 cover page. I'll probably do most of the pages with pocket scrapbooking and the World of Good Memories and More card pack, but I like to do some 12x12 pages in there too, as a cover and some special photos.

World of Good Stampin Up 12x12 Travel Scrapbooking Page by Claire Daly, Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As I wanted to print certain parts of the photo and get the full height if the beautiful Trevi fountain in, I cropped my photo in Photoshop, and then printed at home. I have a Canon Pixma A4 printer (mine is a TS8160) and I use genuine Canon Photo Paper (I love the Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi  Gloss) and genuine Canon inks, and I am really happy with the printing results I get. Very handy too as Melbourne (Australia) where I live just went into another 6 week lockdown to get the second wave of this horrible Covid-19 Virus under control.

12x12 Travel Scrapbook page usine Stampin Up World of Good product suite and Very Versailles stamp set. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The World of Good product suite is PERFECT for travel scrapbooking, and especially ancient Rome as it has all the beautiful rich earthy colours of ancient ruins and old buildings.

World of Good Product Suite Stampin Up. Perfect for travel and masculine themed projects. Availiable now in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

With our new adhesive foam sheets, and Playful Alphabet dies (links at end of post), it's easy to make colour coordinated dimensional letters for your scrapbook titles. The letters are about 3/4" high, which is a great size. You just peel the backing paper off one side of the adhesive foam, attach a strip of whatever colour you are using (I used the Brass foil sheets) and cut the alphabet like normal in your die cutting machine. They cut like butter. Just peel the backing sheet off the other side and adhere to your page. Easy! The word 'adventure' is from the Sweet Silhouettes dies.

Playful Alphabet dies Stampin Up plus foam sheet = make your own dimensional alphabet. Buy online via my Australian online store.

I've added some tone on tone stamping to the base Crumb Cake 12x12 cardstock (from the neutrals 12x12 pack) using one of my very favourite vintage sets, Very Versailles. I have also popped on some of the Artistry Blooms sequins, which include a variety of colours. I found the Calypso Coral a great match for this product suite.

12x12 Travel Scrapbook page usine Stampin Up World of Good product suite and Very Versailles stamp set. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To balance the page I included a quote (die cut with the layering circle dies) from the World of Good Memories and More cards. I added in some more sequins, a cardstock sticker from the same card pack and a strip of coordinating DSP. As this was a cover page, it didnt need much journalling. I just added the dates and a note that it was before the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.

World of Good Stampin Up 12x12 Travel Scrapbooking Page by Claire Daly, Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Your Creative Connection 109: Something Old, Something New

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Welcome back to another showcase with the global Your Creative Connection team. Today our theme is 'Something Old, Something New', which is perfect timing with the release last week of the NEW 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. For my NEW, I have chosen two of the new Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors as well as the new Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack. For my OLD, I have chosen  the Stitched So Sweetly dies which first featured in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

NEW Stampinup Flowers for Every Season | Misty Moonlight | Memories and More Cardpack | Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | 2020

I really like the crisp fresh colour combination I have used today which is three of the new 2020-22 In Colors: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Bumble Bee and Whisper White. My base card is Misty Moonlight, and there is a Just Jade layer in there too. The Bumble Bee colour comes from one of the elements included in the Memories and More Card Pack.

Claire Daly Creates Stampin' Up! Colour Combination (5)

The Flowers for Every Season DSP and Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack (links at the bottom of the post) are really great because they coordinate with ALL five of the new 2020-22 InColors. You will find great versatility with these two products. The cardstock weight flower stickers are included in the Memories and More Card Pack, and they coordinate really well with all the colours. The Stitched So Sweetly dies are also a really versatile product because there are so many ways you can layer them. Check out all the products below my signature in the links. The greeting I have used is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, which is also linked below.

NEW Stampinup Flowers for Every Season | Misty Moonlight | Memories and More Cardpack | Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | 2020

Now it's time to virtually circle the globe and see what the other Your Creative Connection ladies are up to. Next up we have Dawn Olchefske in the USA. 

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Simple Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying the start of a long weekend (well it is here in Australia :) )

It's been a super busy week in Stampin' Up! with the launch of both the 2020 Annual Catalogue, and the new updated version of the Stampin' Up!  online store (I love the crisp clean new look and fabulous graphics). 

Today I have a quick and easy birthday card for you, created using the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack (page 155 in the paper catalogue, or HERE in the online store).

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what I love about this card pack:

  • It's really reasonably priced (just $19.25) and you get stacks to work with including cards using you can use as layers on cardfronts or in pocket scrapbooking, as well as heavy weight stickers (such as the gorgeous ombre 'happy' word I have used here.
  • It has a variety of cards so that the pack coordinates with the entire 2020-22 new Stampin' Up! Incolors. I have used Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness cardstock, but you can also get a pack of coordinating Memories and More Cards which has 10 cards and envelopes (2 of each new InColour).The great thing about these coordinating cards (shown below) is that they are perfectly sized, so you just need to adhere a large card to the cardfront, or a small card fits inside the preprinted dotted border on the card. How simple is that?

Here's a look at the Flowers for Every Season Card Pack and coordinating Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes

It's really easy to just add a greeting and some quick embellishments and you are done.

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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