Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Birthday Card

Geraniums are one of those plants that evoke happy feelings and memories for me, so when I saw the Potted Geraniums bundle in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, it was straight into my cart! Geraniums were my Dad's favourite flower (especially white ones) and they also remind me of Spring, and the gorgeous flowering balconies in Barcelona and Paris.

Here's my first card with this bundle.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

I have started with a Basic Gray base, and used my blending brush to add a little Pool Party to the Basic White card front. There's so many good things to love about this bundle! For starters you can either stamp or die cut the flowers and both give you a lovely two toned effect, which Geraniums are known for. I have used Melon Mambo and Polished Pink for the flowers, Garden Green for the leaves (stamped off for the more solid layer), and Basic Gray for the pot (I love grey pots!).

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Secondly, I love the two step stamping on both the foliage and the weathered pot. There's even a stamp and die to cut out the thin strip of soil you can see. Thirdly, I love the little plant label that has three different words / phrases that fit in it.

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Finally, I LOVE the sentiments in this yet; both the words and the font. There's also a really gorgeous stitched label die included. I finished my card off by embellishing with some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels. 

Stampin Up Potted Geranium 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set, dies and bundle.

Potted Geranium Stamp Set (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly.

Potted Geranium Bundle (find it here in my online store)

Stampin Up Potted Geranium bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly

Hope you liked todays 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. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. 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 Starry Sky with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set

Hello friends, it's time to explore the last of our new 2022 InColors, which are now just a week away with the launch of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue on May 3rd.

Today's final colour is Starry Sky, a lovely mid to deep blue with a purple undertone. Here's how it looks with some of the other Stampin' Up! current colours. 

Stampin Up Starry Sky 2022 InColor

For my card today, I have used one of the Tea Boutique note cards (these come in each of the 5 new InColors) together with the new Bottled Happiness stamp set. Both of these products are available in the new Annual Catalogue commencing on May 3rd.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how this colour combination of Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive and Basic White came together.

Stampin Up 2022 Color / Colour Combination Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive.

The Bottled Happiness stamp set is fun to stamp with! The flower and leaf sections come as two separate photopolymer stamps, so they are easy to line up. The bottle is also in two parts. For the solid piece, I stamped off once with the Starry Sky ink, and for the outline section I stamped at full strength. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the bottle to give it a bit of shimmer. There is also a coordinating bottle punch for this stamp set (and there is a 10% discount if you bundle them together).

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The polka dot Sweet Sorbet paper that is tucked under the left side of the card comes from the 2022-2024 InColor DSP pack that will be available next week. The sentiment is from the Bottled Happiness stamp set and is stamped in Starry Sky. It's cut out with a really versatile new die set called Stylish Shapes.

Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek. Starry Sky with Bottle Happiness stamp set. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's card and the new Starry Sky InColor! I'm looking forward to playing with this one some more. 

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Claire


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

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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

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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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