Introducing Your Creative Connection - a new global Stampin' Up! papercraft showcase.

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I’m excited to announce the launch of Your Creative Connection today; a bi-monthly creative showcase which will come to you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Your Creative Connection came together from a group of eight global friends wanting to give you a worldwide connection to creativity. We hope to inspire you to connect with us as we share papercraft ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. Each showcase will have a theme, and we will ‘travel’ around the world to connect with our creative friends. You will be amazed at the creativity of my amazing global friends. These ladies are all really special and are people I feel a real warm connection to, as well as admiration for the way they run their Stampin' Up! business.

Today's theme is Pleased as Punch. This was a tricky one for me, because I don't often have punches as the focal point of my cards (they tend to be more in the layers and for greetings). As you get to know me over the coming months (or if you already follow me on Instagram), you will know that flowers and plants make me happy. So the Vase Builder Punch was calling me. You will find the Vase Builder punch in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The vases were punched from one of the Daffodil Delight patterned sheets in the Best Dressed Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I then went with the colours in another of my favourite sheets from that pack: Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. This is a nice bright and happy colour palette for a birthday card. I've used my most used punch, the Banner Triple Punch, for the banner ends in my paper strips (you NEED this punch). The flowers are coloured with blends, and the greeting is from Label Me Bold stamp set. You can view  or purchase any of the products I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Seatbelts on! I'm excited to now send you on your way around the world (or continue the journey from the lovely Michelle Last in the UK). It's time to head right up to Minnesota in the USA to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olfeschke

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If you get lost along the way, here's your complete itinerary for today's round the world trip.  Enjoy getting to know everyone and if you feel inspired by their projects, don't forget to bookmark or follow their blog or social media so you can visit from time to time. It makes me very happy to share with global demonstrators and I hope it makes you happy too.

 

While you are here, here are a few other reminders about what's happening this month in Stampin' Up!

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New Stampin' Up! dies released for some of your favourite Saleabration and 2020 January Mini stamp sets

Hello friends,

Today I wanted to tell you about a new product release which has gone live in my online store today. It's called the Coordination Product Release and it includes 5 new die sets which coordinate with selected Stampin' Up! Saleabration and 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue stamp sets, as well as a DSP which coordinates with 4 of our punches.

Find the Coordination Products HERE in my Online Stampin' Up! Store

You can also watch the video showing these products in action, and I have some more detailed pictures of which die set goes with which stamp set below.

 

The Birthday Dies (available to purchase HERE), coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (which is a level 1 Saleabration choice so can be chosen free with a $90+ order in one transaction).

Stampin Up dies that coordinate with Happy Birthday to You Saleabration 2020 stamp set.

 

The Ladybug Dies (available to purchase HERE) coordinate with the Little Ladybug Saleabration host bonus set (bonus FREE set with a $500+ single or combined friends / party order during Saleabration.

Stampin Up dies that coordinate with Little Ladybug Saleabration 2020 host stamp set

 

The Natures Thoughts Dies (available to purchase HERE), coordinate with the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue (which is available to purchase HERE).

Stampin Up dies that coordinate with Positive Thoughts stamp set in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue

 

The Special Day Dies (available to purchase HERE) coordinate with the Special Someone stamp set from the 2020 January to June mini catalogue (which is available to purchase HERE).

Stampin Up dies that coordinate with Special Someone stamp set in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue

 

The Sending Flowers Dies (available to purchase HERE) coordinate with the Sending You Thoughts Saleabration stamp set (which is a level 1 Saleabration choice so can be chosen free with a $90+ order in one transaction)

Stampin Up dies that coordinate with Sending You Thoughts Saleabration 2020 stamp set

 

There is also a new Designer Series Paper called Pleased as Punch which has images which coordinate with four of our punches. You can purchase  the Pleased as Punch DSP here in my online store.

The four punches it coordinates with are:

Stampin Up DSP paper that coordinates with Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, Heart Punch Pack (all in 2020 January to June mini catalogue) and Small Blooms Punch (2020 Saleabration)

 

I hope these pictures help you understand the Coordination product release a little better. If you have any questions, you can contact me by phone, text or email and I'd be happy to help.

Remember this is a limited time release, and products are only available while stocks last. If there is something you definitely want, I'd get in sooner rather than later as the popular sets sold out quite quickly last year (although we have been assured of more supply this year).

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day, and see you back here again soon.

Claire


Coming soon / sneak peek: Stampin' Up! Tulip Builder Punch and Timeless Tulips Bundle

If you love tulips like me, you will love a new bundle coming in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue, called Timeless Tulips Bundle.

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, and living in an area of Australia where we have quite a cool winter, means I can plant them in pots for a lovely early spring display. I love going to the Tesselaar bulb stand at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show and choosing my bulbs each year. This bulb grower isn't far from me in the Yarra Valley, and each year they put on a Tulip Festival in September .

Here are some tulips from my patio garden.

Tulips

I was excited to see the Timeless Tulips bundle in the new catalogue which starts on January 3rd. It's a great stamp set with a coordinating punch and is a a great price for a bundle too!

Here's the card we made with the bundle as one of our make and takes at OnStage in Sydney in November. These ones were done in Rococo Rose. I'm looking forward to experimenting with lots of different colour combinations for my tulips.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple more of the tulips in the bottom right hand corner.

Stampin Up Timeless Tulips bundle and tulip builder punch from 2020 January to June mini catalogue. Get Well Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I'm looking forward to bringing you LOTS more creative ideas with this fabulous bundle as we launch our 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. 

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Don't forget the Holiday Catalogue ends on 2nd January. Lots of products won't be carrying over and are now on sale in the Year End Closeout Sale. Bundles which are carrying over won't have the 10% bundle price after 2nd Jan. All the details HERE.

Don't forget the December Host Code for a free gift mid January.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow.

Claire

 


DIY Christmas tags with the Stampin' Up! Delightful Tag Topper punch

Hello friends. How are you? Today I have for you some quick and easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags using bits and pieces I had left over on my craft desk. Don't you love those types of projects?

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

One of the things that made them quick and easy, was the Stampin' Up! Delightful Tag Topper Punch. This nifty punch cuts the top part of tags for three different width tags: 1", 1.5" and 2". You can then make your tags any length you want. It's $38 plus postage, and available HERE in my online store, or Contact Me to order by phone or email.

Delightful Tag Topper Punch, tag punch, tag topper punch, Stampin Up

Here's a look at the three different sizes of tags you can cut toppers for (they can be any length, but the punch cuts three widths).

Delightful Tag Topper Punch, tag punch, tag topper punch, Stampin Up

As you can see the punch is perfect for Christmas tags. I have decorated mine with some left over Toile Tidings Designer Paper, some Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake stamping with Gleaming Christmas stamp set and some embellishments (the tinsel trim and stickers) from the Most Wonderful Time product medley (all links at the bottom of the post).

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To add some texture and dimension, I added some raw twine from my retired stash, and also made the berries 'pop' by using a combination of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and Shimmery Crystal Effects.

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm really pleased how these turned out and they were so quick and easy to make. They look great with the matching Toile Tidings wrapping paper too! 

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Don't forget the Holiday Catalogue ends on 2nd January. Lots of products won't be carrying over and are now on sale in the Year End Closeout Sale. Bundles which are carrying over won't have the 10% bundle price after 2nd Jan. All the details HERE.

Get New Catalogues

If you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for a new active demonstrator, I'd love to help you out from anywhere in Australia. Check out what I offer HERE, and request your new 2020 catalogues HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in any of the products in today's project, use the links below to purchase in my online store. Don't forget the December Host Code for a free gift mid January.

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Have a happy day,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Wishes Distinktive Stamp Set

Hello stampers.

Today I have a birthday card for you featuring a lovely new stamp set in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's called Butterfly Wishes, and is a Distinktive type stamp (exclusive to Stampin' Up!), which means you get the look of variation in depth and texture from one stamping.

Stampin Up Butterfly Wishes Distinktive stamp set from 2019 Annual Catalogue. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It also has some solid butterfly images in the stamp set, two of which coordinate with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Duet punch.

Stampin Up Butterfly Wishes Distinktive stamp set from 2019 Annual Catalogue. Buy online in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The butterflies at the top and bottom left on the image shown above, are the ones that coordinate with the butterfly punch.  I have used the middle butterfly on the left on today's card, which I fussy cut. I have still shown the Butterfly Duet punch in the item links in case you want to have a closer look.

Stampin Up Butterfly Duet Punch  from 2019 Annual Catalogue. Buy online in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's my colour combination for today's card. I love using the berry colours with Crumb Cake. One great thing about the Distinktive stamps, is that you get lovely variation of tone within the one stamped colour.

Stampin Up 2019 color / colour combination using Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry. Click through to see a card using this colour combination by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.
I have also used the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies on today's card. I really like layering the smaller label at the ends to give some extra colour.

Stampin Up Butterfly Wishes Distinktive stamp set from 2019 Annual Catalogue. Birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can buy all the supplies to make it in my Online Stampin' Up! Store using the links at the end of today's post. Don't forget to use the June host code if you are shopping online with me, as you will receive a free gift from me in July if you do that.

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See you back here tomorrow with this week's Colour Creations blog hop.

Have a happy and creative week,

Claire

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