Stampin' Up! Perched in A Tree 2022 Christmas Card

Hello friends. 

It feels like ages since I have blogged, but in reality it's only been a week. It was production week at my son's high school last week, and he had a minor lead, along with my eldest (now 2 years post high school) was the technical director for the show, so of course I had to attend every show! Then I managed to pick up a respiratory bug (thankfully not Covid) that has hit me hard the last 3 days. Bring on the sunshine I say (in Australia we are in the last month of winter). 

I do have plenty of cards I 'prepared earlier' and have yet to share on my blog though. 

I made this Christmas card for my subscriber tutorials last week. It features the new Perched in a Tree bundle from the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I used the dies in the bundle to create a mask, and then blended some Gray Granite ink to create the background.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I then ran the whole piece through the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (choose this folder as free gift with a $90 order during Saleabration which ends on 31st August). You can see all the Saleabration choices currently available HERE.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The branch and the bird have been water coloured using ink from my ink pad lids, and Water Painters. I used Gray Granite for the branch, and Gray Granite, Basic Gray and Blackberry Bliss for the bird.

Stampin Up Perched in a Tree 2022 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I really loved how this Christmas card turned out. The Perched in a Tree bundle is gorgeous, and you can even the earn the dies in the bundle (called the Aspen Tree Dies) as a free gift with a $180 spend (before postage) during Saleabration which ends on August 31st. You can see all the Saleabration choices currently available HERE.

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 July to December Mini 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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Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello stamping friends.

As I mentioned in previous posts, it's World Watercolour Month  in July, so here's a watercolour birthday card for you using the Cottage Rose bundle from the Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The paper is the Abigail Rose DSP which is part of the same suite that includes the Cottage Rose bundle. It's called the Abigail Rose Suite, and you can find it on page 56/57 of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The sentiment is from the same set. The embellishments I have added are Linen Thread and one of the Brushed Metallic Dots on the folded DSP corner.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

For the watercolouring, I have used ink from the inside of my ink pads and Water Painters. I used Blushing Bride for the flower, Garden Green for the leaves and a bit of Crumb Cake around the other foliage poking out behind the rose.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

My style of watercolouring is a messy, vintage look and I don't always stay within the lines. I like that though and it's less pressure so more relaxing! I did an in depth video some time ago showing my style of watercolouring, so have a look if you would like more information about what I do. I LOVE watercolouring. It's my favourite way to add colour to cards.

 

You can also view lots of other examples of my watercoloured cards HERE.

If you are interested in more card ideas using the Abigail Rose suite, I have a 5 card instant download PDF class available for $15AUD (approx $10-$11 USD on today's currency exchange rates). You can find my PDF Instant Download Classes HERE.

Stampin Up Abigail Rose / Cottage Rose PDF Card Making Class by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
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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Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello friends.

Today I have a watercolour card for you, as it's World Watercolour Month. My birthday card uses the Happiness Abounds stamp set, which was new in the 2022 Annual Catalogue in May.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used a couple of other new Annual Catalogue products: Hues of Happiness DSP, and the Fabulous Frames Dies. My flowers are embossed in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then water coloured using Water Painters and the ink inside the lid of my Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia ink pads. The leaves are water coloured the same way using Granny Apple Green ink pad.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card and frame are basic White cardstock, and I have stamped the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Black Stazon onto Basic White as well. I just chopped it in half to keep the dimensions of the card how I wanted. The embellishments I have used are the Polished Pink ones from the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! have put together a great technique video showing seven different ways to add colour with watercolour. Links to the base watercolour products used in the video are shown at the bottom of the page.

 

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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Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration Bundle 4 Ways

Hello friends. 

Today I am showcasing four projects using one of the gorgeous Saleabration bundles you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Saleabration which is on during July and August. This is one of the level 2 gifts, so you can earn if for FREE with a $180 order before postage (read all about Saleabration and see all the things you can get earn FREE here). The bundle includes a gorgeous floral stamp set, and a coordinating 12x12" Designer Series paper pack.

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This card uses a quick and easy watercolour technique. I stamped the image in Orchid Oasis onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then spritzed the paper with water until the colour ran a bit.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've layered some of the gorgeous papers in the DSP pack, along with some layering vellum (love the prints in this!) and some linen thread. My greeting is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and is embossed in white onto Gray Granite cardstock.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Watercolour technique card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card is super simple. I just used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut three images from the DSP, and layered them onto one of the DSP pieces and added a sentiment. This greeting is from the Potted Geranium stamp set, and is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Basic White cardstock. I have created the label ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, which punches two different types of label ends in three widths (super versatile in my craft stash).

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Quick and easy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next I created a little gift box to go with the above card. This was also super simple to make, as I used one of the new Envelope Treat Boxes (in the July to December mini catalogue) which are precut and scored. I just measured and cut pieces of the DSP to fit on the sides and top of the box (the closure is on the bottom). I also used the Tailored Tags dies to cut a little matching tag from the DSP. The Potted Geranium stamp set has some cute small sentiments to fit on the tag.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. DIY decorated gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Card and matching gift box by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My fourth project is a fun fold card I made for my free subscriber tutorials a couple of weeks ago (you can subscribe for these HERE). 

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fun fold / fancy fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This card fold up nicely to fit inside a C6 envelope. I was inspired to make this after seeing some lovely cards by Helen Reid of All Things Stampy in the UK. You can see Helen's version of this card HERE.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Fancy fold / fun fold card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like the four projects I have shared with you today. I have one more card to share using this suite, and that will be this week's step by step tutorial for customers and subscribers, so make sure you SUBSCRIBE to receive those.

Stampin Up Wonderful World 2022 Saleabration. Four project ideas by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Now the mid year school holidays are over I will be back to some more regular blogging. See you next time,

Claire

 


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.

Here's a look at the Daffodil Afternoon DSP that is available to earn for 9 more days only! It coordinates so perfectly with the Daffodil Daydream  bundle. It's a 12x12" paper pack and you get 2 each of 6 double sided designs. 

Stampin Up Daffodil Afternoon Paper pack - coordinates with Daffodil afternoon. Earn free during Saleabration until March 16th.

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