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