Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Suite and Encircled in Beauty Dies

Hello friends.

Today I wanted to share a card that was quick and easy to create, but which I love because it uses 3 of my favourite things from the new Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

The 3 favourite items I have used on this card (you can check them out in the links at the end of the post) are: 

  • The Hand-Penned Petals Suite (but you already knew that from previous posts, right?)
  • The gorgeous Encircled in Beauty Dies. I love how circle dies break up the straight lines in cards.
  • The Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. I LOVE these! They are pre-printed and ready to go, plus incredible value. Just $17.50 for 20 cards and coordinating patterned envelopes. They make a perfect card base for stamped cards, or cards made using the elements in the Hand-Penned Memories and More card pack.

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The secons layer of the card is a strip of the Hand-Penned DSP (5cm wide x 13.5cm) with a banner end cut in one end. The largest Encircled in Beauty die is a great size to use with this image. I stamped the image in Basic Gray, and over-stamped the flower using Pale Papaya. For the leaves, I used my Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends to colour them. This picks up the colours in the Hand-Penned DSP I have used as the first layer. To finish my card off, I have used some of the Genial Gems from the Hand-Penned Suite. 

Stampin Up 2021 thank you card using Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Encircled in Beauty Dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

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Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Petals Card Idea

Hello crafty friends.

Today I wanted to showcase one of the lovely new embossing folders in the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's called Pretty Flowers and I love the effect it has given me on the Highland Heather card, with the Hand Penned Petals bundle.

Stampin Up 2021 Hand Penned Petals bundle card using Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Congratulations card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The embossing folder works really well with the Hand-Penned stamp set and bundle. I have used Daffodil Delight, stamped off Highland Heather and stamped off Garden Green on the floral image from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set, and which I die-cut using the Penned Flowers dies. I stamped the outline image and the sentiment in Basic Gray to soften the look a little. The circular die-cut is from the new Encircled in Beauty Dies. I totally love these new dies for adding interesting circle layers.

Stampin Up 2021 Hand Penned Petals bundle card using Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Congratulations card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To finish off this card, I have used some Highland Heather grosgrain ribbon (new in 2021). It has a fine metallic fleck in it, so I have teamed it with some silver thread and white bakers twine. I've also used some of the Elegant Faceted Gems around the die cut image.

Stampin Up 2021 Hand Penned Petals bundle card using Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Congratulations card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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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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Thinking of You card using Touch of Ink stamp set from Saleabration and new Double Oval Punch

Hello friends. Today I have a new 2021 Stampin Up card idea featuring the two step stamping technique, two new Saleabration products you can earn for FREE during January and February, and a brand new Stampin' Up! punch available for purchase. It's called the Double Oval Punch and is going to be a graet addition to your punch collection..

The Saleabration items I have used on this card are the Flower and Field Designer Series Paper Pack (free with a $90+ order during January and February), and the A Touch of Ink stamp set (free with a $180 + order in Australia during January and February). 

Stampin Up 2021 Thinking of You card using Touch of Ink Saleabration stamp set.

I love the messy look of the two step stamping technique in this set. I have use Flirty Flamingo (stamped off once) for the flower, and Just Jade (also stamped off once) for the Hummingbird. The solid layer of the two step stamping has some great texture to it and is designed to not be a perfect fit. Love sets like that. The outline image can also be used to colour as well, ao it's a really versatile set. Some great sentiments too. You can choose this set as a free Saleabration gift choice with an order of $180+ in January or February.

Stampin Up 2021 Touch of Ink Stamp Set

I have also used the brand NEW Double Oval Punch which debuted in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue. It punches both the sentiment label and the outer scalloped shape in the one punch - much better than two separate punches. It's a great size for many sentiments too, including the ones in the Touch of Ink stamp set.

Stampin Up 2021 Thinking of You card using Touch of Ink Saleabration stamp set

 

The Double Oval Punch is definitely a GREAT versatile punch to add to your collection.

Stampin Up 2021 Double Oval Punch

 

It's also available as a bundle with a new 2021 stamp set called Oval Occasions. You can save 10% on both the stamp set and the punch by purchasing them together as a bundle.

Stampin Up 2021 Oval Occasions Bundle

I really love the Flower & Field patterned paper pack I have used on this card too. The dark florals are a really great contrast to lighter colours and it has 12 great coordinating colours including Bumblebee, Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green. Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and So Saffron. This paper is only available in January and February and you can earn it free during Saleabration with a $90 order.

Stampin Up 2021 Saleabration Field and Flower Designer Series Paper

 

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Claire


Stampin' Up! Amazing Congratulations from Occasions 2018.

Today I am showcasing the new Stampin' Up! Amazing Congratulations stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue which started today.

This set is perfect for a range of different congratulations cards - a new baby, a wedding, pregnancy news, work promotion, sporting or community achievement and much more. My cards are to congratulate some team members on their promotions and achievements - I need lots of these as a leader of a big active team.

I love the double and triple stamping options with this card, and the many different sentiments. This will be a great set to use with the Stamparatus, although I made these cards before mine arrived.

Stampin Up Amazing Congratulations by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #occasions2018 #amazingcongratulations #clairedaly

They are very simple, but the two tone word adds a little wow to the card. I have used a combination of Berry Burst and Calypso Coral for the first card, and Lemon Lime Twist with Tranquil Tide for the second card.

Stampin Up Amazing Congratulations by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #occasions2018 #amazingcongratulations #clairedaly

Here's a closer look at this versatile stamp set. See it HERE in my online store.

  Stampin Up Amazing Congratulations from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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