Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with 2 Masking Techniques

Hello my creative friends. 

Today I have a bright and happy birthday card for you, featuring two stamp sets from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue: Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness. My card also features two different ways to use masking.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique

I really like this bright and happy colour combination with the crisp white.

Stampin Up Color / Colour Combo Orchid Oasis, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic White

The first place I have used the masking technique is to create the illusion of the stem of the flower being inside the bottle. I have a video showing you these techniques and I will  I will link to this below. Here's a description of what I did though: I stamped the bottle from Bottled Happiness in Orchid Oasis, and then stamped one onto masking paper and cut that out to cover the stamped image. Then I stamped the stem of the flower 'into' the bottle. Once the masking paper is removed, only the stem above the bottle is showing.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique
The second masking technique was used on the sentiment. As you can see below, the Sending Smiles stamp set has lots of sentiment strips. You can also make additional sentiments by masking part of the sentiments and combining with others. In my card I masked off the 'big hugs' words from the 'love & big hugs' sentiment. I also masked off 'smiles' in the 'smiles across the miles' sentiment. The video below shows you in more detail how I did this.

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Here's the masking video. There are 5 different cards featured in the video, but the instruction for this one starts at 17:03.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique

I hope you like today's 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. 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 Parakeet Party

Hello friends. Today we are looking at another new InColor, Parakeet Party. This one is a bright yellow green which is fun to play with!

Here's how it looks with some of the other current Stampin' Up! colours. 

Stampin Up Parakeet Party new 2022 InColor

I have made a bright and happy 'Just for You' card to showcase this colour. I have used the current Brilliant Wings Dies (also in a bundle with Butterfly Brilliance stamp set) to create the layered butterflies. I really like the softness of Soft Sea Foam with Parakeet Party.

Stampin Up New 2022 InColor Parakeet Party  with Butterfly Brilliance bundle. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

The Designer Series Paper I have used is Tea Boutique, a 6x6" pack which will be available on May 3rd. I have also used some of the 2022-24 InColor Assortment DSP (this one is Orchid Oasis) under my sentiment label. My sentiment is from the current set Celebrating You (in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue and carrying over to the new catalogue).

Stampin Up New 2022 InColor Parakeet Party  with Butterfly Brilliance bundle. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Another 'coming soon' product I have used is the 2022-2024 InColor Matte Decorative Dots. I will be using these a lot. You can also see I have used the Stylish Shapes Dies (also coming on May 3rd) again. Love these banner shapes which are quick and easy to cut using the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.

Stampin Up New 2022 InColor Parakeet Party  with Butterfly Brilliance bundle. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a look at my colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Colour / Color combination using Parakeet Party, Soft Sea Foam and Orchid Oasis.

I had a Soft Sea Foam butterfly left over, so I made another quick note card using another sheet of the Tea Boutique DSP. I love the simple monochromatic look of this card. I think I will use it as a simple 'hello' note card, and I didn't feel it needed a sentiment.

Stampin Up Note Card  with Brilliant Wings dies and new 2022 Annual Catalogue products Tea Boutique DSP and Parakeet Party new InColor. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

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If you love the new papers and/or new InColors, there's still time to register for either my 2022 InColor Club (where you get the new InColors one color a month for 5 months - registration open until May 8th), or the Annual Catalogue Product Shares (I have ribbon, DSP or Speciality Paper shares available and the signup closes May 2nd).

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2022 Annual Catalogue Paper and Ribbon shares Australia.

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Thanks for stopping by today and checking out what I had for you. See you again soon.

Claire


Colour Creations Showcase Week 48: So Saffron

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Hello friends. I'm finding myself with a little more creative time at the moment, so I am excited to be able to participate in some of the creative challenges with my Art with Heart team girls. This week's colour challenge is So Saffron, a very muted yellow and to be honest not one I have created with much in the last year. 

Here is my card. I chose to use the beautiful new Hand-Penned Petals bundle. By stamping off (stamping once on scrap paper and then onto your card without reinking) the Polished Pink and Soft Succulent once each, I came up with a soft colour combination using So Saffron.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the colour combination if you want to Pin It for future reference.

Stampin Up Color Combination 2021 InColors. Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, So Saffron and Basic Gray

One of the things I LOVE about this new bundle is it's designed for the stamping to be imperfect! I love the fresh vintage look you get when you stamp the solid colours for the leaves and flowers, and they don't quite fit perfectly. This really suits my style of stamping. I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in Basic Gray to tie in with the softer colour combination.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the scalloped edge die from the coordinating Penned Flower Dies to create the left side edging. The flowers are two of the largest flower bunch, placed together. Here's a look at the Hand-Penned suite. You can buy the suite together (which includes 10% discount on the bundle), the bundle with a 10% discount, or individual components of the suite. All the product links for today's project are at the end of the post. 

Stampin Up New 2021 Hand Penned Suite. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used a couple of other new products on my card too. My sentiment is from a great new stamp set with 11 sentiments, called Inspired Thoughts. I really love the font in this set. I have also used a great new die set called Encirled in Beauty, and there is just a peek of one of the decorative circle shapes poppng out unter the sentiment. This is going to be one of my favourite die sets for sure.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at these two products (links at the end of the post will take you to these products in my online store). First the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.

Stampin Up New 2021 Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

These are the new Encircled in Beauty Dies. The largest die in the set is 9.8 x 9.8cm, so they are perfectly sized for card fronts.

Encircled in Beauty Dies. New in 2021 Stampin Up. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you would like to see more So Saffron colour combinations, head over to Cathy's blog to see what the rest of the Art with Heart Team girls have been up to. 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Christmas 2020 shaker card using In The Pines bundle.

Hello stampers. Today I am sharing another In The Pines Card. This time I have made a shaker card, and also incorporated the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. You can find both of these products in the 2020 August to December mini catalogue. The little snowflake sequins are so cute aren't they?

Stampin Up In the Pines Shaker Card using Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I love the cool toned colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Colour Combination using Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Pool Party and Silver.
One important tip when you are making this card: make sure to cut the window in the top layer before embossing with the Evergreen 3D embossing folder. If you do it the other way around the embossing gets flattened when you cut the window.

Stampin Up In the Pines Shaker Card using Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Seven more In The Pines Bundle Card Ideas - Find them HERE

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration Rise and Shine - only available for 7 more days!

Hello there. Today we are playing with the Stampin' Up! Saleabration Level 2 choice, Rise and Shine, and the coordinating Cup of Cheer dies. This is a super cute stamp set, but because Saleabration ends on March 31st, it's only available for 7 more days. It also coordinates with the Cup of Cheer dies, which are one of the Holiday Catalogue carryover products.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great thing about this stamp set is that the cup stamps are reversible, which allows you to create cards like this. Here's my colour scheme for today's card.

Stampin Up Color/Colour Combination 2020 Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Mint MacaronAll of the products I have used on today's card are linked at the end of the post. One of the products I used for some added texture was the Tin Tile embossing folder.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Rise and Shine stamp set (only available until March 31st) and the Cup of Cheer Dies (available until June 2nd unless sold out earlier).

Stampin Up Rise and Shine stamp set by Stampin Up. Saleabration 2020.

Stampin Up Cup of Cheer dies

Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on this stamp set. All these deals end on March 31st.

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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