Stampin' Up! Saleabration Coordination - limited release items that coordinate with your favourite Saleabration items.

Hello again.

This month only, we have 6 brand new products released. These items are for sale (as opposed to items you can earn for free) but some coordinate with Saleabration items. For example:

  • There are 4 sets of Framelits for sale, which coordinate with each of the Hello Cupcake, Lasting Lily, So Hoppy Together and Painted Seasons stamp set, So you can buy the Framelits and add some items to bring your order up to $90 (for the So Hoppy Together and Hello Cupcake sets) and earn the stamp set fro free. 
  • There is a new photopolymer stamp set which coordinates includes extra items to use with Hello Cupcake and So Hoppy Together. There are also some fabulous new greetings on the set as well.
  • The final items is a fabulous new label punch called Storybook Label.

I have included a summary of the items below, but you can also view them all in my online store HERE. They are available to purchase from today until the end of March.

SAB Coordination MeI'll be bringing lots of samples using these new items, and the Saleabration items during March. I'm looking forward to sharing with you during March.


Stampin' Up! Nine Lives Stamp Set from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Hey there crafty friends. It's lovely to be back blogging. Thanks for hanging in there with me while I had a break with the family and settled the boys back into school. These holidays were a little different for us, as my husband left his job of 30 years in early December, so he has had an opportunity to have a really good break before he starts looking for a new role. It's been lovely family time, and we also traveled interstate to Perth to spend time with my Mum and sisters and their families which was really lovely.

Time to get back into some regular blogging though! I made this card last week for a girlfriend who loves her cats. The Nine Lives stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Cat Punch from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Nine Lives cat birthday card from Occasions Catalogue 2019. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne, Australia.

The Rectangle Stitched Framelits make crafting so much easier! Lots of great options for layers and frames, and the stitching really adds interest I think. I just love the little bits and pieces included in the Nine Lives stamp set. I went for the roll of twine, as my own kitty always manages to find my rolls of bakers twine if I leave it our on my craft desk. 

Stampin Up Nine Lives cat birthday card from Occasions Catalogue 2019. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne, Australia

Here's my colour combo from today's card.

Claire's Stampin' Up! Colour Combination (1)

You can find the links to all of the products at the bottom of the post, but I wanted to give you a quick look at the awesomely cute Nine Lives Stamp Set, and the coordinating Cat Punch. I love this two (or three) step stamp. It's Photopolymer, so super easy to line up and it's only $25.00.





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I hope you have lots of fun making your own Cat cards! See you back here again soon. My aim going forward is to blog every couple of days.



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5 Cards for males with the retiring True Gentleman Product Suite

Another of my much loved product suites in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue, has been the True Gentleman suite of products. I really liked the deep rich masculine colours in the Designer Series Paper (and coordinating cardstock pack), the fabulous textured  Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon, and the True Gentleman wooden buttons (the buttons are the only one of these consumable products carrying over to the new catalogue).


The coordinating bundle to this stamp set is the Truly Tailored Bundle. While the stamp set ISN'T Carrying over, the Tailored Tag Punch is, and there is a lovely new stamp set that it coordinates with which I will show you very soon. Here is the Truly Tailored Bundle which is available while stocks last until May 31st. Check out the links at the end of the post to grab these products before they retire.


I really enjoyed creating with this suite of products. Here are five of the cards I made with it.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Don't forget to check out the Retiring Products List - these products only available while stocks last through May 31st, then gone for good. 10% bundle pricing for all current bundles also ends May 31st (but there are new bundles in the new catalogue, and any of the products which are in bundles now, but carrying over, will be available as individual items at full price in the new catalogue.

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Have a great Sunday.



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Stampin' Up! Hedgehugs. Quick and simple card ideas.

How super cute is this Hedgehugs stamp set? It's new in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue, and is available in wood or clear mount in my online store from January 3rd.

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018

I thought this set was perfect for some quick and easy cards, so the cute images and greetings in the set can be the focus. I chose my colour scheme based on the beautiful Dahlia that is blooming in my garden right now.

Hedgehogs 5

Click through to my blog to see three cards based on this colour combination.

I started with just a super basic card.

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018


Here are the step by step instructions for this one:

  1. I stamped the hedgehogs close together, then die-cut with one of the Layering Oval Framelits.
  2. Next I stamped Flirty Flamingo flowers onto the Flirty Flamingo background.
  3. Then I stamped the greeting on a Very Vanilla scrap and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.
  4. I cut a piece of Berry Burst cardstock 1.5" wide. and the width of the card. I then cut a banner shape at each end with the Triple Layer Banner Punch.
  5. The banner piece is attached with Snail, and the oval piece and greeting piece with Dimensionals.

I also decided to make two mini gift cards using the same colour combination. These are great to make, and very economical as you can get 4 from a piece of A4 cardstock. Just cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half horizontally, and then each of those pieces in half vertically. The finished size of the unfolded card is 21cm x 7.4-7.5cm (it's actually 7.425, but if you do 3 x 7,4 winde ones and 1 7.5cm wide one it makes life way easier!).

Stampin Up Hedgehugs cards from Occasions 2018. Claire Daly, Stampinup Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #hedgehugs, #clairedaly #ossasions2018

The Berry Burst pieces are 7cm wide x 9.8cm long. The Very Vanilla piece on the hedgehog card is 5.2cm wide x 7.4cm long. The Very Vanilla piece on the bird card is 4.8cm long x 4.0cm wide. I have also rounded 2 of the corners on these pieces.

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Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 6

Hello lovely friends, time for some more 2017 Christmas card inspiration from the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.


This week I have used Merry Mistletoe from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue again, but in a completely different way. It's a very versatile set and I love the greetings in it. I have used the Stampin' Write Markers (in Fresh Fig and Old Olive) direct to rubber technique for my coloured image.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To make the background squares, I have used:

  • 4 squares of Berry Burst cardstock 1.5" x 1.5" and they have been embossed using the Garden Trellis embossing folder and then 2 of the corners punched with a corner rounder.
  • These were then attached to 4 squares on 1 5/8" which also had two corners rounded.
  • They were then arranged allowing 1/4" between each piece (I used a ruler and pencil to mark the centre spot and then arranged them around that).

The circle piece over the top is a 2.5" circle (which has one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers attached (love these - see all products in the links below my signature). The stamped circle is 1 3/4".

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Garden Trellis embossing folder in a 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Fresh fig and Berry Burst work so well together don't you think? I love this colour combination for Christmas cards.

Merry Mistletoe HOC6colour

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Art with Heart team girls have created for your inspiration this week. Here's a list of the girls who are playing along in week 6. We are loving bringing these posts to you each week.

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Monika O'Neil


Thanks again for visiting me today. It makes me happy to know I am inspiring people to create. So good for the soul. Pop back tomorrow for some samples using the new Embossing Paste,

Until then, stay happy,



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