Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Birthday Card

Geraniums are one of those plants that evoke happy feelings and memories for me, so when I saw the Potted Geraniums bundle in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, it was straight into my cart! Geraniums were my Dad's favourite flower (especially white ones) and they also remind me of Spring, and the gorgeous flowering balconies in Barcelona and Paris.

Here's my first card with this bundle.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

I have started with a Basic Gray base, and used my blending brush to add a little Pool Party to the Basic White card front. There's so many good things to love about this bundle! For starters you can either stamp or die cut the flowers and both give you a lovely two toned effect, which Geraniums are known for. I have used Melon Mambo and Polished Pink for the flowers, Garden Green for the leaves (stamped off for the more solid layer), and Basic Gray for the pot (I love grey pots!).

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Secondly, I love the two step stamping on both the foliage and the weathered pot. There's even a stamp and die to cut out the thin strip of soil you can see. Thirdly, I love the little plant label that has three different words / phrases that fit in it.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Finally, I LOVE the sentiments in this yet; both the words and the font. There's also a really gorgeous stitched label die included. I finished my card off by embellishing with some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels. 

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set, dies and bundle.

Potted Geranium Stamp Set (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

Potted Geranium Bundle (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

Hope you liked todays card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  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 product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! 2022 InColor Starry Sky with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set

Hello friends, it's time to explore the last of our new 2022 InColors, which are now just a week away with the launch of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue on May 3rd.

Today's final colour is Starry Sky, a lovely mid to deep blue with a purple undertone. Here's how it looks with some of the other Stampin' Up! current colours. 

Stampin Up Starry Sky 2022 InColor

For my card today, I have used one of the Tea Boutique note cards (these come in each of the 5 new InColors) together with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set. Both of these products are available in the new Annual Catalogue commencing on May 3rd.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how this colour combination of Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive and Basic White came together.

Stampin Up 2022 Color / Colour Combination Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive.

The Bottled Happiness stamp set is fun to stamp with! The flower and leaf sections come as two separate photopolymer stamps, so they are easy to line up. The bottle is also in two parts. For the solid piece, I stamped off once with the Starry Sky ink, and for the outline section I stamped at full strength. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the bottle to give it a bit of shimmer. There is also a coordinating bottle punch for this stamp set (and there is a 10% discount if you bundle them together).

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The polka dot Sweet Sorbet paper that is tucked under the left side of the card comes from the 2022-2024 InColor DSP pack that will be available next week. The sentiment is from the Bottled Happiness stamp set and is stamped in Starry Sky. It's cut out with a really versatile new die set called Stylish Shapes.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's card and the new Starry Sky InColor! I'm looking forward to playing with this one some more. 

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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle

Hey friends, time for a look at another new 2022 Stampin' Up! InColor. Today we are looking at Orchid Oasis. Coordinating products in this colour will be available when the new 2022 Annual Catalogue goes live on May 3rd (request your catalogue HERE).

Here's a look how Orchid Oasis works with some of our current colours. It's a lovely colour.

Stampin Up New 2022 InColor Orchid Oasis with colour comparisons. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's my card using Orchid Oasis and the new Cup of Tea bundle and Sending Smiles bundle, both which will be available on May 3rd.

NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I really like how Orchid Oasis works with Fresh Freesia, and the neutrals of the white and Basic Gray (in the Vellum Layering Designs).

Stampin Up 2022 color / colour combination with Orchid Oasis (2022 InColor), Fresh Freesia and Basic Gray. Check out the card using these colours by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne AustraliaI have used the gorgeous Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper for the patterns on 2 of the teacups.  Have you considered buying a 1/4 share of all the new papers to get a greater variety? Share registrations are open until May 2nd for the 2022 Annual Catalogue shares, and you can get shares of all 12 Designer Series Papers. There are also ribbon and specialty paper shares. Get all the details and register for shares HERE.

The bottom teacup is cut from the Orchid Oasis prints paper (available May 3rd) which is included in my InColor Club. I have also used the Vellum Layering Designs (available now), the Gingham embossing folder (available now) and the Sending Smiles bundle (available May 3rd) and if only I had fixed that 'n' before photographing!

NEW Stampin' Up! Orchid Oasis InColor with Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

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Colour Creations Week 41 Sahara Sand with Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Bundle

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Hey friends, welcome to another week of Colour Creations blog hop by the Art with Heart Team. This week we are playing with Sahara Sand.

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My card is a super quick and easy one this week, as I was running a bit late to get it created and up on my blog. I had the colour scheme and products in my head though, so it was pretty quick to get it done. I have used the cactus Cuties punch bundle from the 2022 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue.

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Hello Card, by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used Shimmery White for my background and have embossed the front layer with the Painted Texture embossing folder (I used my blending brushes to add dome Sahara Sand ink in the centre before I embossed). The pot is stamped in Sahara Sand, the cactus in Mint Macaron and the flowers in Polished Pink.

Here's a closer look at my colour combination. Stampin Up Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink Colour Combination / Color Combo

 

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties Hello Card, by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Cactus Cuties punch bundle made cutting out some of the bits for this card super easy. Punch bundles are so quick and easy and I love how reasonably priced they are!

Stampin Up Cactus Cuties bundle. 2022 release. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team girls have done with Sahara Sand. Next up, we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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Colour Creations Week 32: Pacific Point & Stampin Up Let's Set Sail Bundle

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHi friends. I had a chance to do some creating on the weekend, so I am delighted to be able to participate in our weekly Art with Heart Team Colour Creations blog hop. Our team girls have lots of fun creating and sharing with you and each other, each week.

Today our colour is Pacific Point. This isn't a colour I tend to reach for very often, but I do like it. It's a nice bright blue.

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This colour always makes me think of the ocean, so I have chosen the new Let's Set Sail Bundle for my card today. This bundle consists of a stamp set and coordinating punch.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

This is a great new bundle. Punch bundles are usually quite a bit cheaper than die and stamp bundles, and I love the ease of just grabbing a punch instead of getting out my die cutting machine. This is a great stamp set for masculine cards, and has some versatile sentiments in a great font. I really like the different ocean stamps for grounding the sailing boat image too.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle.

Here is my colour combination for today's card.

Colour Combination Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray.

To make this card I started with a C6 top folding card in Basic White. I then cut another layer 10cm x 14.3cm and cut a circle in the centre using the second largest Layering Circle Die. I then embossed that piece with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (emboss after you cut the circle for the best effect). I then cut a piece of Basic White cardstock slightly bigger than the die cut circle and blended some Pacific Point ink in an ombre pattern. This was adhered to the back of the die cut circle opening with some Tear and Tape. I then stamped the birds in Pacific Point ink at the top of the blending. This whole panel was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.

The ship is stamped in Basic Gray and the Sails in Real Read, and both cut out with the punch. I've adhered the sails with Dimensionals them up a little.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

To finish my card I stamped the greeting in Basic Grey and cut it out with one of the Rectangle Stitched dies. 

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I then tied a double strand of White bakers twine to the top of the card.

Stampin Up New 2022 Let's Set Sail Bundle. Masculine Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can find the products I have used today in my online store, by using the links at the end of the post. Now it's time to see what the other ladies in the team have created using Pacific Point. Next up we have the lovely Sharon Davern.  

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Claire

 

 

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