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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Wedding card 6


January Saleabration Bundle (Australian residents only)

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

January bundle


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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Wedding Card using Stampin' Up! Love Story Project Life for Stamping and Blogging

Today's share shows a different way to use some of the Project Life cards from Stampin' Up!. I have created a wedding card using the beautiful Love Story card collection and based on this weeks sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up Love Story Project Life Wedding Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Australia

I have to be honest and say I found this week's sketch a little tricky. I just felt I needed another shape to break up the rectangles, so I cut a heart from the cardstock vellum and added that. I find this a subtle way to add a layer. I was much happier when the vellum heart was in place.I have listed al the products I have used in this week's card in the links below.

Here is the sketch that Sandi gave us to work with this week.


I'm really looking forward to see what the fabulous Stamping and Blogging girls around the world have done with this sketch. A couple of the girls are having a little break this week, but still plenty of inspiration! Hop on over to their blogs and have a look. Such fabulous talented ladies and viewing their creations each week is so inspiring to me.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 


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Stampin; Up! products used in today's card.

Totally love all the Vintage yumminess in the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue for 2013!

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE vintage, so when I opened the pages of the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue which starts tomorrow I was in stamping dreamland!

The first thing I HAD to play with was the very vintage Artisan Embellishment Kit and the very on trend Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

More Amore DSP Stampin Up

I have also used the More Amore DSP and the Primrose Petal coordinations cardstock (it's available in Real Red and Pool Party in this catalogue too!)

Stampin Up Artisan Embellishment Kit
Here's 3 some quick stamping tips to get the vintage look:

  • Go for lots of texture. You can get this with embossing and using different materials like lace and twine and buttons.
  • Distress. You can achieve this by inking edges, sanding (such as I have done over the honeycomb embossing) tearing and crumbling up materials like Doileys and DSP and then straightening them by hand before you adhere them.
  • Layer in a haphazard way. You want little bits tucked in here and there and nothing looking too perfect. Great for those who are straight line challenged like me!

Here's some quick links to all that going on with Stampin' Up! at the moment:

Have a great day and be back tomorrow :)



Stampin' Up! Love and Laughter Wedding Cards .....

This weekend I have been creating some handmade wedding cards. I don't have a wedding to go to until later in the year, but I wanted to play with the Love and Laughter stamp set and matching Wedding Words jumbo wheel from the Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue.

I went for a subtle colour combination of Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White and silver embossing. I tried to make these clean and simple, with a little bling! For this one I have used Dazzling Diamonds on the Heart and Irridescent Ice embossing powder on the wheeled area to create some sparkle. I love how perfectly the Pink Pirouette ribbon matches my wheeled cardstock. My favourite reason for creating with Stampin' Up! products.

Wedding 1

For this one I have just clear embossed the wheeled image with clear embossing powder for a different subtle look. The Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch gives a nice subtle border here too. Perfect for elegant wedding cards.

Wedding 2

Some stamping tips when recreating these cards:

  • The embossing buddy is a must! Rub it over your cardstock before wheeling to make sure the embossing powder goes exactly where you want it to.
  • Irridescent Ice gives a subtle glitter embossed finish without needing to use Heat and Stick Powder.
  • The BigShot Multipuporse adhesive sheets are perfect for adding Dazzling Diamonds to punched or die cut shapes. It gives a really uniform coating which I love.


Like to learn more Stamping Tips and Techniques?

My next $10 a month technique club (and last one for 2012) is commencing the first week of August 2012 and I am taking new sign-ups until July 31st only. You will learn stacks of new techniques, make a cool little technique book and get 19 exclusive card tutorials. You will also get a free 2012/2103 Stampin' Up! catalogue sent out when they are available.

You can find all the information and sign up details for the club here.  Here's what the ladies who are already halfway through their technique club have had to say. 

"I love my little book!"

"I have been stamping for quite a while but I have already learnt so many new ways to use my stash."

"I loved the last card tutorial. I made my upline a birthday card using it and she thought I was so clever."

"I look forward to my envelope form you each month and I can't wait to sit down that very night and start this months technique"

"Thankyou for letting demonstrators do your club. I am very new to Stampin' Up! and it has really helped me gain some confidence."

New Tutorials available for Purchase

I've also added two new tutorial packages (you just buy the PDF instructions) to my tutorial shop page for those who like to get some step by step projects instructions. Find them here.

Think that's all for today. Hope you are well and happy and you leave my blog with a smile on your face,

Claire xx