Stampin' Up! Posted for You Bundle

Hello friends. Today I'd like to showcase what I think is my favourite new punch in the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue, the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch, and the coordinating Posted for You stamp set (buy them together for a 10% discount using the links at the end of the post).

Posted for You Bundle / Stamp Set by Stampin Up. 2020 Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This is such a great bundle which is really reasonably priced ($54 for the stamp set and punch together). It's a great way to use up little scraps of patterned paper, and you can make mini works of art too.


I embossed the 'Love' image in whote embossing powder onto watercolour paper, and added a watercolour wash of Blushing Bride. When that was dry, I added in some additional colour in a slightly more concentrated shade of Blushing Bride, on the leaves, flower and letters.  The fine water painter in the trio of painters was perfect for this task.

Posted for You Bundle / Stamp Set by Stampin Up. 2020 Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The sentiment and round postage stamp image are included in the Posted for You stamp set and have been stamped in Gray Granite to coordinate with the Peony Garden DSP. The small heart is die cut from the Trio of Tags dies.

Posted for You Bundle / Stamp Set by Stampin Up. 2020 Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You might also spy some cute little embellishments on there. I LOVE these new Elegant Faceted Gems. There are 3 colours in two sizes in the pack: clear, pearlescent white and petal pink. They are the perfect addition to elegant cards as the name implies. I love them so much I just ordered a bunch of these at my shared host code gifts for June customers.

Elegant Faceted Gems

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Your Creative Connection #108: Love is in the Air

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Hello lovely crafters from around the world. Welcome back to another Your Creative Connection Global Showcase. Today's theme was chosen by Barbara Meyer and is 'Love Is in the Air'. I love being a part of this showcase with these amazingly talented global demonstrators!

I've chosen the Silhouette Scenes stamp set, and one of the new 2020-22 Stampin' Up! In Colours for my card today. 

 Silhouette Scenes 'love' card for #YCC108. 2020 Stampin Up card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

When I first started playing with Cinnamon Cider, the new 2020 In Colour I have used as my base card today, I really struggled. Now I totally LOVE the colour. It's such a great warm neutral and coordinates well with many colours. Here's today's colour combination.

Stampin Up In Color 2020 combination Cinnamon Cider, with Early Espresso, Gray Granite and Purple Posy

I have used the Detailed Hearts Die in two ways to create the extra elements on my card. I embossed the Early Espresso cardstock strip using the die, and then I cut the die from Purple Posy cardstock to give me lots the little hearts (plus the base section and lots of leftovers for another project).

Silhouette Scenes 'love' card for #YCC108. 2020 Stampin Up card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I can't wait to see how the Your Creative Connection team have interpreted this weeks theme. Next up is my lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA,



If you get lost anywhere along the way, here's a list of the fabulous Your Creative Connection team who are participating.

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA


In Colour Clubs for Australian crafters.

Stampin Up In Color Clubs Australia

First up I have an In Colour club happening where you can collect lots of different products in one of the five In Colours each month for five months and get some extra free goodies each month. All the details and registrations HERE (registrations close June 9th).


Ribbon and Paper Shares for NEW 2020 Annual Catalogue

Stampin Up Paper and Ribbon Shares Australia 2020 New Annual Catalogue

Ribbon and Designer Series Paper Shares are a great way to get a greater variety of products for less spending! Who doesn't want that?

I have a paper share and two different ribbon shares available for Australian crafters to register for.  Find out all the details and register HERE by June 5th.


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Stampin' Up! Parisian Blooms Amour Card

Hello lovelies. Back with some more creations from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue and Saeabration catalogue.

Today I have another Paris themed card for you, which I created for my team card swap. I have used the Parisian Beauty Bundle. Unfortunately this isn't the best photo, as the tower looks grey or black, when really it's die cut foil cardstock in silver.

Stampin Up Parisian Beauty Bundle. 2020 January Mini, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My base card and die cut word are in Petal Pink and the collage stamping is in Pool Party ink, with Basic Grey for the additional word stamping. I really like the script and 2 post mark stamps in the Parisian Beauty stamp set. They are great for backgrounds and collage stamping.

Stampin Up Parisian Beauty Bundle. 2020 January Mini, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Also wanted to give you a sneak peek today of the fun fold card that my customers and subscribers received as their free PDF tutorial last weekend. I was delighted how this one turned out. It uses products from the Saleabration catalogue (Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies, Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper) but you could easily substitute other products. This one will also be included in this weekends PDF tutorial email on Friday or Saturday, so if you haven't already subscribed, there is time to do that.

Stampin Up Window Fold Lovely Lilypad Fun Fold Card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Buy the Starter Kit for $169 and get extra free product, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

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January Creative 8 WOW Tutorials

Set of 8 high quality tutorials. Fancy Folds, Techniques, 3D or scrapbooking, Embossing folder ideas. FREE with a $50 order or purchase for $15AUD worldwide. Will be sent after a qualifying order, or view / purchase using link HERE.


Thanks for checking in today. See you back here soon with another creation.


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January Online Classes, Shares and Bundles

Hello everyone, I hope your Christmas day was lovely!

With the Saleabration and Occasions catalogue about to start on January 4th, I have been putting together an online class, a product bundle with tutorials and a Designer Series paper share. First up though I have a great bonus fo newsletter suscribers.

Sign up for my newsletter by January 11th 2016 (using the button below) to receive the additional pictures, measurements and template for this trifold wedding card with a pocket for cash of a gift voucher. This project uses four new beautiful Saleabration items: Falling For You stamp set, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, new Lace Doileys (these ones are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other), and Sending Love wood embellishments.

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January Saleabration Bundle (Australian residents only)

My January Saleabration bundle features Beautiful You and the new Watercolour Pencils.

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What you will get:

Beautiful You stamp set, in your choice of wood mount or clear mount

A pack of new Watercolour Pencils (page 24 of Occasions Catalogue)

A pack of two Acquapainters

FREE physical kit for 3 cards mailed to your house

PDF / video tutorials to show how I used the watercolour pencils on that project

FREE Saleabration item of your choice


How much?

Clear mount: $96.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $102.70

Wood mount: $115.75 plus $5.95 postage and handling = $121.70


What else will I need to complete the projects?

Either Black Stazon or Archival Black ink

Adhesives and scissors.


How and when to order:

Pre-order from today by emailing me, or phone / text to 041 212 0498. First product orders will be placed 4th January. Last product orders for this bundle can be placed January 11th. Orders must be made by email or phone / text and payment is by direct deposit or credit card. Bank details will be sent when you order. Hostess code gifts cannot apply to these bundle orders sorry. Email me to preorder


When will I receive the project kit?

These will be mailed / emailed to you on January 20th.


January Scrap and Stamp Box - just $35 including postage (Australian residents only) or $20 to just receive the project instructions (for demonstrators and oversea customers)

This box of goodies is a coordinated pack of cardstock, DSP and embellishments designed for you to create six 12x12" scrapbook pages of a summer / beach / male or family theme and six cards suitable for a male birthday.

January scrap and stamp


What you will get:

A coordinated pack of goodies including six 12x12” kraft cardstock, six A4 cardstock, six 12x12” By the Shore DSP and eight surprise embellishments (e.g. die cuts, ribbon lengths or embellishments) to make six 12x12” summer layouts and six male themed birthday cards.

You will also get full colour pictures, measurements and brief instructions for the 12 projects and have lots of coordinating bits and pieces left over for additional projects.


How much?

$35.00 including postage in a pizza box within Australia.

$20.00 if you want to receive the project instructions or the 12 projects (available to pre-order up to January 20th and will be emailed on that date)


What else will I need to complete the projects?

Coordinating dark ink pad (e.g. dapper denim or basic black); adhesives and paper trimmer, circle cutting tools (punches or framelits).


How and when to order:

You can order the Stamp and Scrap box using PayPal buttons below or by emailing me if you would prefer to pay by  credit card or durect deposit (Australian residents only)

Physical kit: Available to order from today until Tuesday January 11th at midnight AEST. (I will be offering new kits late January)

Instructions only: Available to order from today and will be emailed on January 20th Australian EDT.


Purchase Physical Kit for $35.00 AUD via PayPal (Australian residents only)


Purchased PDF Instructions for $20.00 AUD for delivery January 20th (Demonstrators and customers worldwide)


When will I receive the project kit?

Physical kit: These will be mailed to you on January 20th.

Instructions: Emailed January 2oth.


Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

There are some beautiful new papers in the Occasions Catalogue, so I am offering a paper sampler.

$39.00 (which includes postage) will get you ¼ share of each of the 7 packs of Designer Series Paper.

As a bonus you will also receive 6 sheets of 6x6” pieces of the 2 Designer Series Papers in the Saleabration catalogue, and one of the pretty pocket card kit cards from the Saleabration catalogue.

Order by email, text or phone (041 212 0498) by January 11th to order. Payment can be made by direct deposit or credit card (I will email you payment details when you order).


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Wedding Card for SB113 using Happy Happenings from Stampin' Up!


Something a little different today - a wedding card. This week's Stamping and Blogging Sketch 113 and the new Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp set I received last week called Happy Happenings, were the base for my card.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding card using Happy Happenings for SB113 by Claire Daly Australia

Lots of bits and pieces on this one and you will be able to view all of these products in the links below. Happy Happenings is going to be a favourite sentiment set for sure. I love the funky font and that it coordinates with one of my favourite punches, the Label Bracket punch (used for the sentiment on this card).

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding card using Happy Happenings for SB113 by Claire Daly Australia

I think a wedding card needs a bit of bling, so I have added some gold printed vellum, gold glimmer paper, gold foil punched hearts and some gold metallic thread. The little wooden heart embellishment I have used is from the Watercolor Wishes card kit.

Here is the sketch Sandi gave us to play with this week:

SB113Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this weeks sketch. Remember you can play along too - more details at the end of the post.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

                             Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog


Now it's YOUR turn to play along - Add Your Link HERE

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,


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