It's Christmas crafting time with the 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue

Super excited that the 2020 Stampin' Up! August to December Mini Catalogue (formerly called the Holiday Catalogue) is live today. Christmas crafting is my favourite type of crafting.

View all the beautiful new Christmas themed products HERE in my online store.

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If you are shopping alone, use the August Host Code for a free gift mid September.

August Host CodeAugust is also the month to redeem the Coupon Codes you may have earned with orders in July (qualifying orders were $90+ in one transaction before postage and Coupon Codes were mailed directly to you by Stampin' Up! after those orders).

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Have a great August, and let me know if I can help in any way. It's business as usual here during August and September.

Claire

 


August Creative 8 Tutorials using World of Good Suite - Get Yours Today

Oh my goodness! I was totally blown away when I saw this months tutorials from the team. We have 5 fun fold / fancy fold cards, a 3D item and 2 other fabulous ideas. These tutorials are free with any purchases (in Australia) from me over $50 in August, and they can also be purchased worldwide.

Here's a sneak peek of my card. I love how this turned out.

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You can purchase the tutorials from anywhere in the world via PayPal with immediate download. Such great value for just $12AUD (less than $9USD).

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I have a bunch of other tutorials for free and for purchase over on my Tutorials Page. Enjoy!

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Last Day to earn Bonus Days Coupons

Today  is the last day to earn bonus day coupons, and they can start being redeemed from tomorrow. If you are placing any orders today, still use the July Host Code as the new code is starting tomorrow when the Holiday Catalogue goes live.

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See you back here again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Claire


2020 Holiday Catalogue (August to December Mini) Paper, Ribbon, Embellishment shares by product suite. Register now!

Hello crafty people. YES! I am doing product shares again for Australian crafters for the NEW 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue (now called the August to December Mini Catalogue).  

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Registration is open now until Sunday August 9th. To see what I have available, and to register for shares, head over to my current Holiday Shares Page HERE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call on 04 1212 0498 or email me at cdaly@bigpond.net.au.

Can't wait to bring you these beautiful new products!

Claire


Stampin' Up! Whiskey Business coloured with Stampin' Blends, plus a trick to give the liquid dimension

Hello stampers. Today I have a masculine card for you, featuring Whiskey Business stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

First, a little lockdown 2.o update. Hope you are staying safe and well. Today is 3 weeks into our scheduled 6 week  second lockdown in Melbourne. The spike in Covid-19 numbers has been scary  Much higher numbers than the first wave, and aged care homes are particularly vulnerable which is so sad to watch. We pray for those people and the healthcare workers, leaders, responders, plus those impacted health wise or economically. Otherwsie all we can do is play our part and be super careful and do all the right things. I feel this second lockdown is harder for some reasons, but we also seem to be managing better at home. We are trying to stay happy and positive and brighten others peoples days when we get the chance. Some days are harder than others, but I find distancing myself a bit from the media sensationalism, and taking more time for self care, has helped me this time. Oh and scrapbooking and cardmaking of course!

Here's my Whiskey Business card. Whiskey seems to be pretty popular among our male family and friends, so I needed this stamp set. My base card is Cinnamon Cider, and the front is embossed using the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. The patterned paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series paper pack. This pack has such great neutral textures.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I've coloured my image in Stampin' Blends. I have used Smoky Slate and a tiny bit of Seaside Spray on the decanter, Smoky Slate on the glass, and Cinnamon Cider with a bit of Daffodil Delight blended in for the whiskey. I've also used Daffodil Delight on the lemon twist. 

Tip: to get a realistic look of liquid with some dimension, use a Fine Tip Glue pen after the Stampin' Blends have dried. I learned this tip from the lovely Linda Bauwin on an Incentive Trip many years ago when she was demonstrating colouring wine in glasses.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card off, I have adhered the decanter and glass to a circle die cut from the Stitched Shapes dies. The glass is adhered with Dimensionals, as is the Stitched Shape and the DSP (I adhered the DSP to a layer of cardstock to give it some more weight). Finally I have added some Linen Thread, and an embossed greeting from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Whisky Business stamp set.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business stamp set. 2020. Buy in Australia in my onine store.

Even though there are some great sentiments in this set, I wanted a birthday sentiment. This new Happiest of Birthdays from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been really popular.  It's certainly one I know I will be getting lots of use from.

Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. 2020. Buy in Australia in my online store

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If you are in Australia, you can shop for any of the products I have used today, through my Online Stampin' Up! store. If your order is under $250, I invite you to use my monthly host code with any online orders, for a free gift mid way through the month after you order. Between now and 11.59pm AEST on 3rd August, you will also earn a $9 Bonus Days coupon for each $90 spent in one transaction. There's no limit to how many you can earn, and no minimum amount needed to be spent to redeem them in August (between 4th and 31st August).

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Thanks for stopping by today. Stay happy and positive, and thanks for reading my blog. That gives me a purpose to continue creating and posting, which is keeping me happy and positive during these difficult times too.

See you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Hello stampers. Today I have a Prized Peony coloured with Stampin' Blends for you. I am loving colouring the images in this beautiful stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I wanted to keep my background quite neutral, so I have just used Crumb Cake cardstock. To create a bit more interest, I have used two different embossing folders. I have used the Subtle 3D folder on the first layer, and on the layer I have cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies, I have used the Dainty Diamonds 3D folder. You can view or purchase these products in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia, using the links at the end of this post.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. I recently did a video showing how to colour the smaller Prized Peony, and used the same colouring technique here. Here's a look at that video in case it's helpful. The colours I have used are Purple Posy Stampin' Blends combo, Highland Heather Stampin' Blends combo and Old Olive Stampin' Blends combo.

To finish my card off, I have used a greeting from Well Written stamp set, which is stamped in Crumb Cake and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I tied some linen thread around the flower stem, and placed some Elegant Faceted Gems around the flower. It's so hard to see in this picture, but I also used some Wink of Stella to add to the lowlights (dark shaded areas) on the flower. I love how that turned out.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at this lovely Prized Peony stamp set, and the two embossing folders I have used.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set. Buy in Australia in my online store.

This is the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder (even though it looks 6x6", this one is actually card front size).

Stampin Up Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. Buy in Australia in my online store.

This one is the Suble 3D folder which gives a fabulous textured effect. This is a 6x6" folder.

Stampin Up ubtle 3D embossing folder. Buy in Australia in my online store.

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches on August 4th to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is only on for 6 more days, so get in quick! Between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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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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