Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas early-release, free tutorials and stamp-a-stack kit

Early Release

Are you ready for some Christmas creating? Stampin' Up! have released one of the fabulous bundles from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (request your paper copy of the new catalogue HERE). It's called Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (when you buy the bundle, you get the products at a combined 10% off). Both the stamp set and the bundle are available in wood mount and clear mount.

I love the super large greetings in this stamp set, and the coordinating images and Framelits are perfect for embellishing your Christmas cards. Here's a video, the stamp set and thinlits image, as well as some samples from Stampin' Up!. Read on though as I have some free tutorial and some stamp a stack kits to offer you too!



Here are the products. which you can find in the Carols of Christmas section in my online Stampin' Up! store

(Just a reminder to redeem any bonus coupons from July and use the August Hostess Code N32VTJJY to get a free gift in September).

Carols Bundle

BONUS: Get FREE Tutorials or a cost price Stamp a Stack Kit when you purchase the Carols of Christmas Bundle from me in August.

I've put together four embellished and layered cards (I can't do super basic - you know me!) and I'd love to give you a bonus in August!  As detailed last week, the fancy fold card was inspired by a swap card I received from Julie Kettlewell on the Incentive Trip)

Carols of Christmas group

When you buy the Carols of Christmas bundle (either wood mount or clear mount) from me (either online, or by phone or email), you can choose either:

  • FREE set of emailed PDF tutorials for the 4 cards, including pictures, measurements and step by step instructions (these are available to go); or
  • $10 discount on an 8 card and envelope Christmas Stamp a Stack which includes the above instructions (so 2 each of the 4 designs)  with the cardstock, 1/4 pack Be Merry Designer Series Paper, die cut stitched circle and label shapes, metallic enamel shapes, sequin trim and envelopes. This will cost you $18.50 including postage. Small print: Discounted price only available to those people who purchase the bundle from me (or intend to during August) and the kit must be purchased prior to August 10th. It's OK to purchase the kit before the bundle, but it won't be posted to you until the bundle has been purchased (or you pay the additional $10). Products will be ordered 11th August and the kit should be posted bu around the 21st assuming everything runs normally with me receiving the order. 

If you would just like to purchase the Stamp a Stack kit without buying the bundle from me, the cost is $28.50 including postage, as these are embellished and layered cards and you are getting lots of product to complete them.

To complete the projects using the kits you will need:

  • Stampin' Trimmer or trimmer and scorer, paper snips and adhesive including dimensionals
  • Carols of Christmas bundle and BigShot
  • Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Crumb Cake Stampin' Markers (or you can use Classic Stampin' Pads and stamp the greetings in one colour)

Use these PayPal buttons to purchase either version of the Carols of Christmas Stamp a Stack Kit. Cut off date is August 15th for kit purchase:

Version 1: $18.50 and I intend to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle from you by 31st August (just purchase the bundle the normal way you would make a purchase). I understand the kit wont be posted until I complete the purchase or upgrade to version 2. Please note the other general and ink supplies you will need besides the bundle.



Version 2: $28.50 just the stamp a stack kit for 8 cards and envelopes (please note the supplies you will need).


If you have any questions, or would prefer to pay over the phone with credit card, or by direct deposit, please contact me by email or phone.

I hope you love creating with the Carols of Christmas bundle as much as I have!


Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Blog Hop: My favourite new product bundle.


Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 23 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

You have to come to me from the lovely Alisha Watson's Blog.

I am showcasing the fabulous Oh So Eclectic bundle which is on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I chose this one because of the versatility of the Thinlitsand the way the stamps create the illusion of texture. This is the bundle used to create the images on the front of the Annual Catalogue too. This bundle is part of a suite which also includes the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and some great embellishments.

Here's a look at the bundle:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle


In my first card, I have layered the hexagonal die cut piece over some of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Next I layered stamped and die cut pieces in Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime twist to pick up the colours in the paper. My base card is Soft Sky.

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


I wanted this card for a special birthday I am attending on Sunday, so I stamped a greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which you will find on page 77 of the Annual Catalogue. This greeting fits really nicely inside the new Pretty Label punch too (page 207).

Oh So Eclectic bundle birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


For my second card I have used the hexagonal piece in another way. Once I had cut it from Powder Pink cardstock, I used my paper snips to cut around the very edge to create an embellishment layer. The paper I have used for this card is one of my favourites in the new catalogue, the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. 

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the greeting on this card, I have embossed the greeting in white onto Basic Black cardstock and cut into thin strips. I have used the new Starburst Punch behind my stamped image. I love it when I can just grab a punch! I found the 2" circle punch a perfect fit for layering in front of the Starburst shape.

Oh So Eclectic bundle hello card with Starburst Punch and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


The other very cool thing about this bundle, is that the Thinlits also coordinate with another stamp set; You're Priceless on page 160 of the Annual Catalogue. I love this set!

Your Priceless
I have used some more of the paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper. I stamped the diamond colours first (the two darker colours are stamped off once). When you are doing this, I found it easiest to stamp the darker colours first, so it's easier to see the placement of the lighter colours. I then cut the outline of this stamped shape with the Thinlits. Next I cut the inside of the diamond from the silver glimmer paper, and then the outline shape. The magnetic plate is very handy for this step.

Stampin Up You're brilliant stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


I finished this one off with a greeting in Night of Navy ink, some border stamping in Lemon Lime Twist, and some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. The new ribbons in this catalogue are so awesome. Check them out on page 198 and 199. This ombre ribbon particularly caught my eye and also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. 

Stampin Up You're Priceless stamp set from 2017 Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.


Next up, we have my lovely team member Rachel Woollard. The blog hop will go full circle, so if you lose your place anywhere, you can use the list below to move onto the next blog.



Oh So Succulent Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! - Perfect for Garden Lovers!

I'm all over this fabulous Oh So Succulent stamp set in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue! I love container gardening, and last year while visiting my in laws in NSW (who have an amazing cottage garden surrounding their renovated church home), I got lot of cuttings and started some succulent pots for myself. I love how hardy they are, but they also add great variations in texture and foliage colour to my garden. I love that I can now send succulent cards to my garden loving friends.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

The stamp set can be purchased in my online store  either alone, or as part of a bundle with the coordinating Framelits (and get 10% off).

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

I watercoloured the outline images using a Blender Pen and then cut them out with paper snips. I used the watercolour pencils for some colours (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) and the inside of ink ads for others (Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi). You can view and link to the online store for all of the products I have used today at the end of the post. My pot is just a 2" circle punched shape (in Sweet Sugarplum) cut in half and then a tiny bit cut off the bottom.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

When you purchase the bundle (and save 10%) you will be really close to earning a free Saleabration item too. Just add either the Lace Doileys, or coordinating Designer Series paper, or the coordinating Ribbon pack (all shown in the links below) and you will get to choose one of the things on this list as a free gift (offer valid until March 31st).

  Stampin Up Sleabration items. Choose one free gift with a $90 order with me until March 31st 2017. Shop Stampin Up online.

Don't forget to use the February Hostess Code for any orders placed in the online store as that will qualify you for another gift, sent during March!

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

When you place an order with me, you will also be invited to my exclusive VIP Customer Facebook Group, where you get extra interaction with me, inspiration, fun, challenges and prizes. I would love to have you there!

Shop Stampin Up online or by phone / mail with me in Australia and enjoy my special VIP Facebook community with giveways, extra inspiration and interaction and lots of fun!

If you have a big order, don't also forget the awesome deal on the starter kit at the moment.

Great deal on Stampin Up starter kit up to March 31st 2017. Join our fun and friendly large Australia wide team and community of crafters.

Here for you if you wold like to call and chat about any of these cool deals. Thanks for popping by today. Click any of the products below to see or purchase items in my online Stampin' Up! store.



Product List

Cake Crazy / Adding Some Bling Online Class

This month's bundle of the month and 6 card stamp a stack online class features the fabulous Cake Crazy stamp set and the happy and bright Party Animal paper and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Would you like to know how to rock this stamp set, add bling toyour birthday cards and have all the materials for 6 happy and bright birthday cards sent to you (2 each of 3 designs, stamped images not included).

Stampin Up Cake Crazy Online Class Australia - 6 cards. Click through or details.


  Stampin Up Cake Crazy stamp set available in my online store

Party nimal DSP

Party animal washi


Class sign ups for this class close Friday 17th February at midnight.

Class with physical kit and/or class materials is open to Australian residents. There are two ways you can purchase:

Option 1: Purchase the Bundle and Get the Kit for FREE

  • The bundle you will receive in includes (you can substitute anything you have):
  • Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango stamp pads
  • Party Animal Designer Washi Taps
  • Kit for 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus PDF and Video

Total $96.50 plus $5.95 postage and handling - $102.45

You will also need adhesive and a trimmer to complete the class.

To order this option CONTACT ME TODAY BY EMAIL / PHONE / TEXT (you can pay by credit card over the phone or direct deposit)


Option 2: Purchase the Card Kit / PDF and Videos only, for $25

You will need to have all the items above to complete the class.

With this option you will receive the mailed out kit plus emailed PDF instructions and video link.



I had such great feedback to last months online class. I hope you will consider joining me this month. I love teaching and we always need birthday cards on hand.


Just a few other things to remind of you of:

Don't forget to use my February Hostess Code with any online orders for a free gift next month.

Stampin Up Feb 2017 Hostess Code Australia

 Saleabration is on and you can get extra fabulous deals with qualifying purchases:


Stampin Up Saleabration free stamps Australia


Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction. See the picture below to see what you can choose for free.

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

  Chooe one of these products free with a $90 order in Feb and March. Stampin Up Saleabration Australia.


But the absolute BEST deal we have on at the moment is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

SAB recruiting ad

This is a great deal - read more about joining HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Beautiful You Bundle Offer / January Online Stampin' Up! Class

Hello lovely people.

I'm offering on Online Class in January featuring the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs. These cards will include layers and embellishments and have all the pieces pre-cut ready for you to stamp, colour and assemble. Here's one of the cards we will be making, to show you the detail. The watercolour pencils will be used three different ways to make these cards and there will be a short video showing those techniques.

  Beautiful You sample 2

There are two options to purchase (Australian residents only):

  1. Purchase the bundle of 3 products from me and get the class kit, instructions and access to videos for free. With this option you can also choose a free Saleabration choice.
  2. Purchase the class kit with materials, instructions and access to videos to make the 6 cards for $25.00


Here's the product we will be using for this class. Firstly if you buy the bundle, you will be getting these three products (choose wood mount or clear mount for the stamp set).

Beautiful You Stamp Set, Watercolour Pencils and Aquapainters.

Beautiful You WC pencils

AquapaintersTo complete the cards you will also need adhesive, Dimensional foam dots, scissors and a waterproof black ink pad (Black archival or Black Stazon). That's it!


Ordering Instructions - ** Orders close January 15th for both options. Australian Residents Only **

Option 1: Buy the Bundle and get the card kit free

  • Clear Mount Bundle - $96.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling
  • Wood Mount Bundle - $115.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling

How to order by January 15th

  • Call or text me on 0412120498 and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Email me and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Order these three products in my online store using Hostess Code EDSZMZJK (please note this wont qualify you for a free gift as you are already getting the card kit free). If you have a product, you can substitute for something of a similar value. 

Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.


Option 2: Buy just the kit and Access to instructions / videos, but use your own products.

This option can be purchased by PayPal (if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay by credit card through PayPal using this link). 

Please note:

  • This is for Australian residents only and for personal use
  • Orders close January 15th
  • Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.
  • If you are one of my direct team members, instructions/videos will be provided free of charge so don't sign up here!

Purchase the card kit and instructions/videos via PayPal for $25.00



 Back later with some Saleabration samples.



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