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To give you an example of a project I send out, here is a look at last week's project. I have used the beautiful new Texture Chic Suite from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, to make a vintage style birthday card. You can view the gorgeous Texture Chic Suite HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Texture Chic Suite birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I love this suite so much. It's my absolute fave in the new Annual Catalogue both in terms of style and colour. I love the illusion of texture and the gold foiling in the DSP, and all the layering options with the stamps and dies. It coordinates beautifully here with gold, Petal Pink and Soft Succulent. Other coordinating colours are Evening Evergreen, Mango Melody, Pool Party and Soft Suede.

Stampin Up Texture Chic and Chic Dies birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin Up Texture Chic suite / Season of Chic bundle 2022 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream 'Just for You' Card with Step-by-Step Instructions

Hi friends,

I made this Daffodil Daydream card on the weekend and couldn't wait to share it with you. The Daffodil Daydream stamp set and bundle is in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue, and I have also used the coordinating Daffodil Afternoon DSP. This paper is only available until March 16th as part of Saleabration (earn if FREE with a $90 order before postage).

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Step-by-step instructions to make today's card (find any of the products used, by using the links at the end of my post):

  • I started my card with a Petal Pink card base, and then added a layer (10cm x 14.3cm) of Petal Pink which I had embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder (such a gorgeous vintage effect). 
  • Next I added a piece of layering vellum 9cm x 12.5cm. This is a new product in the 2022 January Mini catalogue and it's really gorgeous. There are various designs and some are printed in black, some in white. Perfect for adding some additional layers.
  • Then I have added three strips of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP in coordinating patterns. Each strip is 3cm x 13cm.
  • The image is stamped in black Stazon onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. It was cut out using one of the Scalloped Contour dies.
  • To colour the image, I have used my Water Painter, and the following ink colours: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink.
  • My greeting is from Celebrating You stamp set in the 2022 Mini Catalogue, and is stamped in black Stazon. 
  • I finished off my card with some Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, some Linen Thread and Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots which are a carry over product from last years July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

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Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card

Hello crafters. I'm back with some crafty inspiration for your weekend with a card featuring the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December mini catalogue. I love the lush opulent look of this suite, especially the beautiful foiled Blackberry Beauty DSP.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

In addition to the earthy Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider, the paper has Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink. Then there is beautiful gold foiling. It also has a coordinating Ephemera pack.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Paper, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Early Espresso, and I have added a Crumb Cake panel which I have embossed with the AMAZING Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. If you love vintage you need this embossing folder. Before I embossed, I stamped one of the birds from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, in Rich Razzleberry. I did another one on a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it then adhered over the top with Dimensionals. 

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I stamped the 'Here for You' sentiment onto one of the labels from the ephemera kit, and popped that up on Dimensionals over some coiled linen thread. The Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots really coordinate well with this suite, and were a great embellishment for this card.

Stampin Up Blackberry Beauty 'Here for You' handmade vintage card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set I used on today's card (it also comes in a bundle). You can find all of the Blackberry Beauty suite of products HERE in my online store.

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Handmade 2020 Christmas Wood Slice Ornaments using Stampin' Up! products.

Hello craft people. I have something a bit different for you today. I made these hand stamped wood slice Cjristmas ornaments using Stampin Up products, and I have a video tutorial to show you how I made them. I have also included a supply list, and where to buy the wood slices if you are in Australia. 

I love how these turned out. I have used the Wishes and Wonder stamp set, and In the Pines stamp set (both from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue) with some colouring and masking to make them. I love the handmade farmhouse style of these DIY ornaments!

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I've made a video tutorial to show you how this one is made.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

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Here's a closer look at the one that I painted with acrylic paint first.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the embellishments I chose for each ornament. I wanted this one to be gold and sparkly.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For this one I wanted a more neutral effect, so I used linen thread and Very Vanilla scalloped lace with the jingle bells (all available in my online store - see links at the end of the post).

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Where did I get my supplies?

  • For the Stampin' Up! products I used to stamp, colour and embellish, you can find the product links to my online store at the end of the post.
  • I got the sealant and acryic paint at my local hardware store in the craft aisle.
  • I got my wood slices from a local to me supplier, in the Yarra Valley of Victoria Australia. I was really happy with the smooth sanding and quality of their products, packaging and quick delivery (and I love to shop local), which means I am happy to recommend them for those of you who live in Australia. They are called Stringybark Supplies and they have many different sizes and options at a good price for the great quality. 

I hope you enjoy making you own hand stamped wood slice ornaments. I intend to write a little message on the back and gift them (I love the tradition of gifting ornaments). They would be great for market stalls too.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

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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.

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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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