Sneak Peek: Simply Succulents Bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue with Video Tutorial

Hey friends. Another sneak peek of an upcoming product for you. Today I am sharing the Simply Succulents bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. I love to garden, and have pots of mixed succulents, so this bundle was a must have for me.

It's also a beautiful set to colour. I have watercoloured this card using the Stampin' Up! ink pads and Water Painters. Our Fluid 100 watercolour paper gives a fabulous base to watercolour and blend on. I'll point out which Stampin' Up! ink colours I have used further down in the blog post.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

My base card is Pool Party, and I have created an subtle inky wash (also on Fluid 100 watercolour paper) as the second layer.The Coastal Cabana adhesive sequins from the Artistry Blooms pack complement the card colours card well.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

 

I have created a video for you which shows how I created this card from start to finish.

Here's a look at the colours I used to watercolour.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

 

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Get your Stampin Up! 2021 paper catalogues mailed out in Australia. Catalogues mailing from mid December and sales period starts on January 5th. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Simple and easy handmade card ideas using Stampin' Up! supplies

Hello stamping friends. Today I am sharing with you some simple and easy handmade card ideas using Stampin' Up! supplies and I also have a free PDF tutorial for you to show you exactly what I did with each card. These are great cards for beginners, and the stampset, watercolour pencils and note card and envelope packs are inexpensive items to get you started in your card making hobby.

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Even though I have used Stitched Rectangle dies in my card, I have given the measurements in the tutorial to just cut a rectangle for these pieces. You could also substitute a rectangle of patterned paper for the two cards where I have used the vellum doily coloured with Stampin' Blends (again the measurements are in the tutorial). The vase and the mason jar are from the Jar of Flowers bundle which I have shown below. They are a great compliment to the Four Seasons Floral stamp set I have used in this project. The Four Seasons Floral stamp set is great for beginners and is just $24. 

Stampin Up Four Seasons Floral stamp set available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I couloured the images using Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen (you can also use a Water Painter). You need to stamp the images onto the card using a black Stazon ink pad, so that the outline doesn't run when you add the moisture from the Blender Pen. Stazon is a solvent based ink pad which is why it doesn't run. I have combined a few different colours of pencil in colouring these images, which gives a more realistic effect.

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

We sell two different sets of watercolour pencils and you can find them both HERE in the online store

Stampin Up watercolour pencils (in coordinating colours) available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I used the jar punch (which is shaped and sized just like a mason jar) for the vase in this card. This can be purchased alone, or as part of the Jar of Flowers Bundle (where you get 10% off by purchasing them together). 

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

There are lots of other floral shapes in the Jar of Flowers stamp set, which coordinate with the jar punch too. The Jar Punch can also be purchased separately.

Stampin Up Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating jar punch available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Download the PDF Tutorial for these Beginner Cards: Download MWC39 Set of 4 Beginner Notecards PDF

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Quite Curvy Bundle embossed card for a friend, plus request your new 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration catalogues in Australia

Today I have a Blushing Bride embossed card to share with you. I think this is a perfect Stampin' Up! card idea for a friend. We are using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. I also include information about how to get on the list to get the new 2021  Stampin' Up! catalogues mailed out for free if you are in Australia.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

As cute as the little watercoloured birds are; I think it's the Greenery Embossing Folder which is the star of this card. This embossing folder is one of two mini folders which are purchased together, and were designed especially to fit in the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (available to customers at the start of next year). It also fits the standard sized Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine too.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've kept the card monochromatic, with the exception of some Gray Granite ink for the sentiment (from Quite Curvy stamp set) and some colouring on the birds. The strip of patterned paper is from the Subtles 6x6 Paper Stack. These paper stacks are really versatile as you get 4 sheets of each of the 10 colours in the colour group. They are available in each of our 4 colour groups and in the InColour Collections too. To finish off my card, I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems and some Linen Thread.

I think that's a wrap on the Quite Curvy bundle cards for now. Time to move onto something else and start creating some sneak peek samples from the 2021 Stampin Up January to June Mini Catalogue. If you are a regular customer of mine in Australia, you will be receiving this catalogue in the mail around mid December, along with the 2021 Saleabrations Catalogue (this is full of items you can earn FOR FREE with $90 or $180 orders in January or February 2021). If you haven't purchased from me yet, and don't have a demonstrator you do regular business with, you can give me your details HERE and I will send you these catalogues in December too.

Get your NEW 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration Catalogues mailed out free in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you would like a reminder of the other creations I have made with the Quite Curvy bundle over the last month. You can find them below.

4 Stampin Up card ideas using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. Cards designed by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourhe Australia

You can find the card shown in the top left of this picture in this blog post.

The card bottom left is shown in this blog post.

The card bottom right is shown in this blog post.

I have loved playing with the Quite Curvy bundle and hope to have a play again in the new year.

 

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Quite Curvy Bundle Stampin' Up! birthday card idea.

Today I am sharing a Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy bundle birthday card idea with you. The Quite Curvy bundle is a NEW bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue, but it has been released early, so is available NOW. I can't stop playing with it as it's so cute and very versatile. Find it HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle Birthday Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

How to make this card (all of the supplies I mention are linked at the end of the post):

  1. My base card is a half sheet (cut vertically) of A4 Mint Macaron cardstock.
  2. I embossed the card front with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder.
  3. I used one of the Curvy Dies (from the Quite Curvy bundle) to cut a curved edge on the top layer about 2/3 of the way down.
  4. I used the curvy die with the holes in it to cut a piece about 3.5cm deep (making sure the edge with the holes in it is at the top). 
  5. I stamped the curved birthday sentiment in Gray Granite ink, just under the holes.
  6. I embossed the leaf design image in white embossing powder onto some Fluid 100 watercolour paper.
  7. I watercoloured the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron by using the Water Painters and picking up the ink from the inside of the ink pad lid (I also like to wet the area to be watercoloured first). I then adhered this over the very bottom edge of the top layer.
  8. I stamped the birds in Gray Granite ink, and then coloured in Gray Granite, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso. I just used Whisper White cardstock for that, but coloured with Aquapainters (don't use too much water on them this time as the Gray Granite ink will smudge)
  9. I tied a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and tied in a bow.
  10. I adhered a piece of Mint Macaron patterned paper on the inside of the card, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside at the top, so it will be covered by the top layer.

What I love about the Quite Curvy bundle:

  • Being a photopolymer set, you can bend the stamp a little more on the block if you need to better match a curve. That's very cool.
  • I really like the good variety of sentiments and the modern fonts. I will be using this for birthday cards, friends cards, hello cards, congratulations cards and thinking of you cards. How's that for versatile?
  • Those birds are oh so cute too!

 

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Stampin Up Quite Curvy stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I hope you love the Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy bundle as much as me! 

 

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Stampin' Up! Slimline 2020 Christmas Card using In The PInes and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets

Hello stampers,

Today I am sharing an arty, inky slimline Christmas card using In the Pines stamp set, a favourite Stampin' Up! set the last couple of months. I really like the look of Old Olive and Shaded Spruce together.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To get the arty, inky look on this card, I used a technique called spritzed stamping or spritzed watercolour. It gives a VERY cool effect!

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How To Create This Card

I stamped the solid tree images from In the Pines stamp set in Old Olive and Shaded Spruce onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper (it helps to have the Fluid 100 taped on the very edges to a waterproof surface in preparation for spritzing. I used the solid medium single tree, and the three trees joined together. 

I then spritzed it with water (using the Stampin' Spritzers) a couple of time from about 20cm away so the ink ran. I then let it try naturally. I removed the watercolour paper from the backing and trimmed the top just above the trees, as well as any of the edges where tape or ink has left marks on the paper.

The next step works best if you use the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. Watercolour paper is very porous, and it sometimes takes a couple of stamps in the same spot to get a good crisp image. The Stamparatus allows you to stamp in exactly the same position again if you need to. I stamped the outline image of the same size trees in Early Espresso, over the top of the spritzed trees.

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I then added the stamped piece to a thin mat of Shaded Spruce cardstock, and adhered half a stitched rectangle die cut (also Shaded Sprice) to each end so that about 1" is showing. I adhered this whole piece with Dimensionals to my Old Olive slimline card base (21cm x 20cm; scored and folded on the shorter side and burnished with your bone folder).

I embellished with Champagne Rhinestone Jewels on the top of the trees, and a double thread bow of combined strands of Linen Thread and gold cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso onto Old Olive. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to make the patterns at each end. I then adhered it to the stamped piece with Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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