Your Creative Connection 111: Creative Tags

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Hello friends. We are back for another creative showcase with my global demonstrator friends. This week, out theme is 'Tag, You're It'. When I think of tags, my mind usually goes to vintage tags, or Christmas tags. This time I have created a vintage tag using some of my favourite floral and vintage Stampin' Up! products.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a 2" wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and have used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (links to all the products I have used today are at the end of the post). I sponged the edges and then layered images from the Very Versailles stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. I just love this stamp set for vintage floral imagery.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up!

The flowers are from Tasteful Textures stamp set, and were stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon and then watercoloured with a mix of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I used my Early Espresso marker for some additional highlights at the end. 

My sentiment is from Very Versailles and I used the script stamp on the background of the sentiment strips as well (plus some additional Crumb Cake sponging). The Champagne Rhinestones are a great colour for adding  to vintage projects for a little bling, and I have also used some In Good Taste wooden elements.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have used the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for top of the tag. I really love the texture in this trim combo and they are easily frayed for more of a vintage look.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to head to our lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA and see her tag themed project.

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If you get lost at any point, here's a full list of participants today:

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

 

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Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals DSP and a sneak peek of the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Hello lovely papercrafters. Today I am mixing some current favourites with a new product coming in the 2020 / 2021 Annual Catalogue.

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP was a lovely vintage floral DSP in the current Annual Catalogue. I love the photorealistic floral designs and the earthy colours and vintage designs of this beautiful paper. It's exceptional value as there are actually 24 double sided sheets in the pack (4 each of 6 double sided designs), for the same price as our normal DSP. The paper is a little lighter weight, but perfectly fine to use on cards and in memory keeping. I've used coordinating colour base cards of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot in these cards.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

I've used some carry over products for greetings and embellishments. Braided linen trim coiled under the greeting and Champagne Rhinestones around the greeting. My greeting is from Peaceful Moments, which fits perfectly in the Timeless Label punch.  My greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

What I am really happy with about these cards, is the texture I created. After I had adhered the DSP to the cardfront, I embossed the cardfront with a brand new embossing folder which is debuting in the 2020 Annual Catalogue. It's called Old World Paper 3D folder and the texture it creates is AMAZING!! It's one I would definitely encourage adding to your wish list.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

Here's the last two cards in the trio in their entirety.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

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Stampin' Up! NEW Ornate Garden Suite including the gorgeous Ornate Floral Embossing Folder

Hello crafty friends. I hope you and your families are well and safe at this worrying time in the world. Today I want to show you some pretty things which I hope will make you smile. I have made three cards using the newly released Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden suite. This beautiful suite of products is a new early release from the 2020 / 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

All three of my cards feature the absolutely beautiful Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. I LOVE this new folder and it's delicate design. For this one my base is Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

In this card the die cut foliage is a left over from my third card. I used one of the frames directly onto the DSP which I like the look of. My greeting from this card is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set (from the 2019 / 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue).

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My second card is an almost identical design, but uses Blushing Bride as the base. 

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The greeting from this one is the Ornate Thanks stamp set which is bundled with the Ornate Borders Dies (can also be purchased separately, but you get a 10% discount if purchased in the bundle). It is stamped in Mint Macaron. The little Blushing Bride flowers are from the Ornate Border Dies.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My final card just used Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride cardstock.  I have used both the Ornate Frames and Ornate Border Dies, as well as the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I just love these elegant floral borders. For the greeting in the frame I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set. Just a few adhesive pearls in the flower centres and we are done.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Card 2020 card ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Paper Piecing technique with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Moments stamp set

Hello stampers,

Today I am showing you some cards I made for one of my free weekly PDF tutorials, It's a simple Paper Piecing technique using the Beautiful Moments stamp set.

Beautiful Moments Paper Piecing technique cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The beautiful moments stamp set if perfect for the paper piecing technique as our floral papers (these ones are from Best Dressed) look fabulous as dressed. I have also added a bit of colouring to the hair using a Crumb Cake ink pad and Blender Pen.

Beautiful Moments Paper Piecing technique cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the greeting I have used the Itty Bitty stamp set. I love this stamp set because there are a whole heap of greetings which all fit in the Classic Label punch. I know if ever I need a small greeting, I will usually find it in this stamp set.

Beautiful Moments Paper Piecing technique cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Your Creative Connection 102: Fresh From the Garden

600 pixelsWelcome to our second Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. For YCC102, our theme is Fresh From The Garden (can you tell I picked the theme this time?).

A little background to this week's theme and stamp set choice. I love everything about gardens, but my absolutely favourite things is growing things I can eat, or pick for fresh flowers in the house, A couple of years ago at a garden show I picked up a couple of Dahlia bulbs to throw in my garden and growing them has made me so happy! They say everything old is new again, and I definitely think that is the case with Dahlia's. Here's a few I have grown in my garden. They are very easy to grow and bring me lots of joy in the summer months.

Dahlias

I have chosen the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. I love the Dahlia image, but there is also some great additional imagery in the stamps, and the coordinating Natures Thoughts dies (only available until March 30th) have some additional pieces for layering, borders and texture.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

One of the things you will notice about Dahlia's is there is often variation in colour in the petals. To achieve that in my flowers, I inked up the stamp in Grapefruit Grove for one of the flowers and So Saffron for the second Flower. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose onto the flower edges. To add some framing for my floral layering, I stamped some of the ferns in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once) onto the base Crumb Cake card. My main fern is in Old Olive, greeting in Rococo Rose and that lovely lace like border is die cut from the Natures Thoughts dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope my creation today has inspired you some way, whether that be in the garden or in the craft room! Both bring me happiness and peace :)

I'm excited to travel around the world, and see what my YCC global friends have created this week for us.Next up is the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA. Enjoy your flight!

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If you get lost at any stage of the tour, here's a full list of participants:

Claire Daly, Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong, Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

 

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