Your Creative Connection 104: Stampin' Up! DIY gIft cards for any occasion

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Hello stampers! Today the Stampin' Up! global Your Creative Connection team are inspiring you with a creative showcase of 'Gift Cards for any Occasion'. In this crazy reality we are all living right now, we hope that we can bring you some inspiration and ways to send comfort to other people too..

I use lots of 'Hello' cards, because I am always reaching out with a happy hello to team members, friends and customers. They are so versatile to have on hand for so many different occasions.  I have used the Scalloped Note Cards for my gift cards today. You get a pack of 20, with 5 scalloped edge card and envelopes in 4 colours.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have kept them pretty simple. Just a tone on tone stamping of the large floral image from Forever Blossoms on both the card front and envelope, and some 1cm strips of paper from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (you could use any coordinating DSP you had on hand).

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The scalloped edges are already cut on these cards, which makes it super quick to get a great look. My greeting is from Timeless Tropical stamp set, and I have used one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies to die cut.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I really love how you get all the different colours in one pack. So quick and easy to whip up a batch of 'Hello' cards. Which ones are your favourite? I think mine are the Powder Pink and Terracotta Tile but it's hard to choose!

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm really looking forward to popping these into some envelopes with some sample goodies for customers or team. Now is such a good time to be reaching out to people.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Scalloped Note Cards 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to visit my amazingly creative friend Dawn Olfeschke in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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If you get lost anywhere along the tour today, here is the list of everyone participating.

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle  - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

 

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Your Creative Connection 103: Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms Scrapbook Layout

600 pixelsToday my global Your Creative Connection ladies are choosing their favourite suite of products to play with. I have chosen the lovely Parisian Blossom product suite from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. I have used products in this suite to complete a double scrapbook page to document highlights of 5 nights in Paris. (Eagle eyed readers will note I have appeared to travel forward in time with the dates - ooops! Have since corrected, but the original photos were taken in the best light, so I am using these).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Highlights pages are a great way to get a whole bunch of photos into a layout. My Stampin' Up! mini guillotine (FREE in the Starter Kit as part of the awesome Saleabration joining deal on until the end of March) was perfect to be able to trim my photos so I only got the bits that told my story, and created variation in my layout.

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I started with two 12x12" Petal Pink cardstock sheets. I placed a 3x12" strip of  Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper towards the top and bottom of each page. I then arranged the pictures over the 2 pages, with a couple of highlight photos on a Cherry Cobbler mat (Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink are the three coordinating colours for this DSP).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used stamped images and die cuts from the Parisian Beauty bundle to embellish my page. The quotes were stamped from the Parisian Beauty stamp set onto some of the DSP and cut out with Rectangle Stitched dies. The quotes in this stamp set are perfect for travel pages.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used strip journaling (created using my computer), to label each highlight, and to add some additional text to my title.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish off the layout, I have used the Hand Lettered Prose dies to cut Pool Party letters for my title (oops again about the date!), and embossed the letters using the Subtle embossing folder for some added texture.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Of course this Parisian Blossoms suite is also perfect for card making. Here's a card I made earlier in the year using this suite.

Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms suite card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to move on and see the lovely creations by the rest of the global Your Creative Connection team. We are heading off to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA.

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If you get lost anywhere along the tour, you can use this list to get back on track.

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands  

 
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Claire

 
 

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Your Creative Connection 102: Fresh From the Garden

600 pixelsWelcome to our second Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. For YCC102, our theme is Fresh From The Garden (can you tell I picked the theme this time?).

A little background to this week's theme and stamp set choice. I love everything about gardens, but my absolutely favourite things is growing things I can eat, or pick for fresh flowers in the house, A couple of years ago at a garden show I picked up a couple of Dahlia bulbs to throw in my garden and growing them has made me so happy! They say everything old is new again, and I definitely think that is the case with Dahlia's. Here's a few I have grown in my garden. They are very easy to grow and bring me lots of joy in the summer months.

Dahlias

I have chosen the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. I love the Dahlia image, but there is also some great additional imagery in the stamps, and the coordinating Natures Thoughts dies (only available until March 30th) have some additional pieces for layering, borders and texture.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

One of the things you will notice about Dahlia's is there is often variation in colour in the petals. To achieve that in my flowers, I inked up the stamp in Grapefruit Grove for one of the flowers and So Saffron for the second Flower. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose onto the flower edges. To add some framing for my floral layering, I stamped some of the ferns in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once) onto the base Crumb Cake card. My main fern is in Old Olive, greeting in Rococo Rose and that lovely lace like border is die cut from the Natures Thoughts dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope my creation today has inspired you some way, whether that be in the garden or in the craft room! Both bring me happiness and peace :)

I'm excited to travel around the world, and see what my YCC global friends have created this week for us.Next up is the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA. Enjoy your flight!

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If you get lost at any stage of the tour, here's a full list of participants:

Claire Daly, Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong, Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

 

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Introducing Your Creative Connection - a new global Stampin' Up! papercraft showcase.

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I’m excited to announce the launch of Your Creative Connection today; a bi-monthly creative showcase which will come to you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Your Creative Connection came together from a group of eight global friends wanting to give you a worldwide connection to creativity. We hope to inspire you to connect with us as we share papercraft ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. Each showcase will have a theme, and we will ‘travel’ around the world to connect with our creative friends. You will be amazed at the creativity of my amazing global friends. These ladies are all really special and are people I feel a real warm connection to, as well as admiration for the way they run their Stampin' Up! business.

Today's theme is Pleased as Punch. This was a tricky one for me, because I don't often have punches as the focal point of my cards (they tend to be more in the layers and for greetings). As you get to know me over the coming months (or if you already follow me on Instagram), you will know that flowers and plants make me happy. So the Vase Builder Punch was calling me. You will find the Vase Builder punch in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The vases were punched from one of the Daffodil Delight patterned sheets in the Best Dressed Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I then went with the colours in another of my favourite sheets from that pack: Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. This is a nice bright and happy colour palette for a birthday card. I've used my most used punch, the Banner Triple Punch, for the banner ends in my paper strips (you NEED this punch). The flowers are coloured with blends, and the greeting is from Label Me Bold stamp set. You can view  or purchase any of the products I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Seatbelts on! I'm excited to now send you on your way around the world (or continue the journey from the lovely Michelle Last in the UK). It's time to head right up to Minnesota in the USA to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olfeschke

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If you get lost along the way, here's your complete itinerary for today's round the world trip.  Enjoy getting to know everyone and if you feel inspired by their projects, don't forget to bookmark or follow their blog or social media so you can visit from time to time. It makes me very happy to share with global demonstrators and I hope it makes you happy too.

 

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