Two Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Bundle Cards: Thinking of You and Miss You

Hello stampers :)

Today I have two cards to show you which I have made using the Art Gallery Bundle and the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. Both cards are pretty simple and designed to show off the beautiful paper and the coordinating Fine Art Ribbon. This paper was hand painted by Stampin' Up! artists and is one of my most favourite Stampin' Up! papers ever!

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

My base card on this one is Petal Pink. For the stamping, I have stamped directly onto one of the lighter neutral paper pieces. The ink colour I have used was Flirty Flamingo and I stamped it off once to give a lighter shade.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The Champagne Rhinestones look great with this paper as well.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For my slimline card, I have used the die cut words in the bundle for my sentiment, and cut these from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I stamped the other sentiment directly onto the patterned paper again. The base card for this one is Flirty Flamingo, but there is also a teeny mat of Old Olive cardstock around the patterned paper (I think I would make it a little more noticeable next time).

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The Fine Art Ribbon is so beautiful. It's a natural base, but has lovely gold flecks through it. I'm so glad it's carrying over to the new 2021 Annual Catalogue (more details below). The bundle will be carrying over too, but sadly not the Fine Art Floral DSP, so make sure to get that before June 3oth!

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's a close look at the Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You can see all the other products I have used in today's cards, by using the product links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle: Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

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The NEW 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue starts May 4th. 

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Product Shares: I am offering paper and ribbon shares for the new catalogue - find these HERE.

InColor Clubs: If you would like to collect the new InColors month by month for five months, I have great InColor clubs starting in May. All the details HERE.

 

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Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | In Bloom Bundle Welcome Card

Hello friends. Today I have a 'welcome to the team' for some new Art with Heart team members. I have used the Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies (get them 10% off as part of the In Bloom Bundle) from the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue. Pierced blooms are very on trend right now, and these ones also coordinate perfectly with the Paper Blooms 12x12" Designer Series Paper Pack which is available exclusively during Saleabration (only until February 28th). 

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can earn the Paper Blooms 12 sheet 12x12" double sided DSP pack for FREE with a $90+ (before postage) order until February 28th. It's so pretty!

Stampin Up Paper Blooms DSP - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstratpr Melbourne Australia

I really love the intricate piercing on these die cut blooms, which adds extra wow to your card for no extra creating time. I have used Blushing Bride cardstock for both the blooms and the base card. The front of the card is embossed with the Subtles embossing folder.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There are 25 separate dies in the Pieced Blooms Dies including a variety of flowers, leaves, flower centres, stems and labels.

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Dies - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There is also a coordinating stamp set called In Bloom. If you buy the dies and stamp set together (the In Bloom bundle), you get 10% off each item.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I also made another version, this one has some Rococo Rose added in. 

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder on this one.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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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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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5 Stampin' Up! Punches every Card Maker Needs.

Hello crafty friends. You know the saying 'everything is easier when you have the right tools?'. Well that applies to card making too, and one of my most common 'go-to' tools is a paper punch. Punches are quick and easy to use, yet small so they are easy to store and don't take up too much room on your craft desk. They are also a great alternative to die cutting when you are going away on a craft weekend or crafting in a caravan.  Stampin' Up! has a great range of really great quality punches, so today I wanted to tell you about my top 5 picks for punches for card makers. These are my most used and most versatile punches I seem to use all the time. In a couple of instances I couldn't split between two punch types so I have a couple with two choices.

Stampin Up Punches and a card being put together using punched shapes.

 

1. Large Circle Punches

Circle punches are a must for cardmakers. I particularly like the large ones because you can use them to cut out a stamped images,or  add some elements with patterned paper, or visually break up the rectangle shapes on a card. They are also great to cut a circle window for a shaker card. My favourite in this category is our biggest circle punch, the 2 & 1/4" Circle Punch.

 

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

 

2. Banners or Lovely Label Pick a Punch

These two punches are a really versatile pick, as they allow you to cut sentiment labels in 3 widths, any length you choose, and you can select one of two different ends for the labels. So in effect you cut cut 6 different sentiment labels of any length from each punch. We have two in this cataegory, so adding one of these punches to your cardmaking supplies will really add versatility for sentiments.

This first one has two different decorative ends, and is called the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

The second one in this category has banner ends (both inward facing and outward facing) and is called Banners Pick a Punch.

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

 

3. Tag Topper Punches

The next punch category that you need is a tag topper punch, and we have 3 different designs to choose from, that basically do the same thing. Tag Topper punches are amazing because they allow you to turn a strip of cardstock of any length into a tag with one punch! The hole for the ribbon or trim is included in the punch design so it's so quick and easy. In addition to gift tags, you can use tags on cards and on scrapbooking pages.

As I mentioned we have 3 different Tag Topper punches, so choose which one you like best. My personal favourite is the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (shown top in the picture below), because it allows you to cut tags in widths of 1", 1& 1/2" and 2". The Scalloped Tag Topper (shown bottom in the picture below and used on the tag pictured) and the Fancy Tag Topper (shown middle in the picture below) both cut 2" wide tags, and the hole for ribbon or trim is a little wider in case you want to add wider trim.

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

 

4. Label Punches

Every cardmaker needs a versatile shaped label punch in their card making supplies. These are punches that will fit a variety of sentments and also add a bit of statement on their own with their shape. We have lots of label punches in our punch collection at Stampin' Up!, but these are the two I think that are my top two choices in this category.

My first suggestion for a label punch is the Double Oval Punch, which is a new punch in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue. I love this because it has two layers of the label in one punch, so it's great value and gives great dimension with layering. You can mix up the colours to vary the effect as well. 

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

My other suggested option for a label punch (if you prefer a different shape) is the Label Me Fancy Punch. This is a real multi-tasker when it comes to punches. You get the great decorative label shape, and you can also use other parts of the punch to punch a hole for twine, or a slot for ribbon. These parts of the punch can also be used on other labels too - so clever!

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

 

5. Corner Rounder

My last must-have punch is a corner rounder. This is great for adding some softness to the card design by taking away some of the sharp corners. In true Stampin' Up! style, our corner rounder doesn't do just one thing, it does three. The punch actually has three separate sections. One gives a perfect rounded corner, another cuts a decorative floral corner (which works in combination with the rounded corner if you choose), and the other section cuts a small oval shape for twine or ribbon. Another really versatile punch that I use a lot.

Top 5 Stampin Up Punches Every Cardmaker Needs in 2021.

 

I hope you have found this run-down of my most used punches handy. You can purchase any of the punches using the links in each section, and can view the entire Stampin' Up! punch collection HERE in my online store or contact me to get the paper catalogues sent out.

Punch Bundles

Punches are better with coordinating stamps! Quickly cut out stamped images and save 10% (on both the punch and coordinating stamp set) with convenient stamp & punch bundles. There are 14 different stamp and punch bundles (including several of the punches we have used today), and you can find them HERE in the online store.

 

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10 Minute Valentines Card for Husband or Boyfriend

Hello friends, it's getting to that time of year when a lot of my card making friends and customers are looking for card making ideas for Valentines cards. Today I have a quick 10 minute Valentines card for you, that is designed for a husband or boyfriend.

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

 

I'm so in love with this sentiment stamp (famously quoted in the movie Jerry Maguire), which is from the Always in My Heart stamp set. I have used the bundle in this project (includes the coordinating Floral Heart Dies).

Always in My Heart Bundle Stampin Up

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

I love how the Bricks and Mortar 3D Embossing folder gives this card base a bit of a subway art or industrial feel. Then all I needed to do to complete my card was:

  1. Stamp the sentiment heart in Real Red ink and cut out with the inside of the floral heart die in the bundle;
  2. Die cut a heart with the same die from Smoky Slate cardstock;
  3. Die cut a small real heart (die cut from the small strip of hearts in the Floral Heart dies);
  4. Some black and white bakers twine from the Playful Pets Twine Combo Pack.
  5. When assembling the pieces, the sentiment heart is adhered with Dimensionals to lift that up a bit.

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

 

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 small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual products are linked direct throughout the post), and this month's host code (if it's past January 2021 when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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