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May Hostess Code to receive a free gift with an online order over $50 is MFFAUZ2N. More details HERE.

New 2016/17 Annual Catalogue being distributed from May 11th. Request a copy be mailed out.

Stamp Clubs by Mail Signing up for my Stamp Clubs by Mail where you will receive free project kits and tutorials for using these great new products; plus earn FREE product (you will also get the free catalogue mailed out)

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Contact Me if you have any questions about these great offers.


Sydney Stampin Up OnStage Local Recap - Part 2 with lots of sneak peeks from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Following on from Part 1, here is what we got up to on the main day of the Stampin' Up! OnStage2016 demonstrator training event in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel. I had over 30 of my team girls there and it was lovely to sit together and share this great event with them.

I had picked up my bag the night before, which contained a stamp set, and some other goodies, we had already been posted out name tags and ribbons before the event.

Attendee bag

I had some 'first time attending the events' girls this time so I made sure I was downstairs nice and early to welcome them. By all accounts they had lots of fun.

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We sit at round tables at these events as we do stamping too. Our host for the Sydney event was Rich Judkins, the Stampin' Up! President who flew in from Salt lake City. He was a fun host that's for sure. The tables were set up all waiting for us (no peeking sign on the make and take ox, ha ha).

Statement of the Heart

No peeking

 

It was very exciting to receive the brand new 2016 Annual Catalogue as the very first item on the agenda!

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 We then had lots of fabulous presentations showing us new products with tips and creative ways to use them. These presentations are amazing and such a valuable tool for demonstrators to help build our own skills and get to know the new products. There is also hands on stamping where we got to play with new products (at this stage I often spend time helping new team members, so these two samples are actually my lovely friend Sharon Davern's.

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Mke and takes

We did three make and takes altogether and also had a chance to stamp and punch the new 2016 -18 In Colours!

2016 to 18 Incolours watermarked

 As it was the ten year Anniversary of Stampin' Up!, we had these cute little cupcakes to celebrate. I love the little cupcake toppers and t's a fave memento from the event and my nearly 10 years as a demonstrator.

Cupcakes

Let's not forget FREE STAMPS! In addition to the Mixed Borders stamp set we received in our bad at check in, we got another stamp set as an all attendee give away (Sitting Here stamp set) and I won the Baby Bear stamp set in prize patrol - yeah!

Free sets

One of the most exciting parts of the event though, was the opportunity to see, touch and wow over completely new products coming to you in June! Are you ready for some sneak peeks?

Pop of pink 3

 

Project life 8

Oh happy day card kit

Floral Boutique 1

Project life 7

Irresistibly floral

 

Bundle 2

This is just a teeny tiny sample of the exciting things coming when the new catalogue goes live on June 1st. Don't wait until then to get excited. There are three ways you can join in the fun right now!

  Get a new catalogue post
Join a stamp club
Buy stampin up post
Hope you enjoyed today's recap post - it was so fun to be there. I'll be posting lots more sneak peeks over the coming months, so if you don't want to miss a thing, subscribe to my blog posts by email HERE. It's free and easy!

Chat soon,

Claire

 


Sydney Stampin' Up! OnStage Local 2016 recap - Part 1

Hi lovely ones. Thought you might like to see some pics from the #OnStage2016 local event in Sydney?  Myself and 30+ of my team made the trip to Sydney which was fabulous (we love having fun at our events together). To me, Stampin' Up! events are a perfect opportunity to get away for some 'me' time, have fun with my demonstrator friends and of course I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see/get the new catalogues first and be there to support my team members.

I traveled up a day early this time. I've been super busy at work and home the last few months and decided a day's relax was on order. I grabbed myself a great new book at the airport, and settled in for a (short but lovely) relax in the beautiful sunshine above the clouds.

Plane

My relax day turned into a shopping day when I got to Sydney and realised I had left my whole makeup bag on the bathroom counter at home - OMG! So Friday I hit the shops, which was pretty easy to do from the event venue at the Hilton Sydney, as we had QVB building with Mecca on one side one side, and Pitt St with Sephora, David Jones and Myer on the other side! Of course I started the day with a very hearty breakfast (my fave away breaky, smoked salmon eggs benedict) and loved all the fresh juice places around to get my fave beetroot, carrot and celery juice. I loved the vibrancy and pace of being in the centre of Sydney.

Breaky  

After all that shopping and eating, it was back to my room to finish off wrapping my team gifts for tomorrow. I had premade the tags and packed everything, and despite a few hiccups with the broken stapler and no tape, I managed to secure them well with twine and Snail adhesive! 

Team gifts 3

Team gifts 4

Team gifts 1

Team gifts 2

Friday night was CentreStage, which is the function for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We were treated to a one hour leadership presentation by the lovely Brandi Barnard from the US office, and our while Sydney event was hosted by Rich Judkins, the company President who also flew in from the US. After the training, we were treated to a beautiful 3 course dinner. Stampin' Up! always make the table look so special.

Centre stage flowers

Centre stage table

 We also received this cute denim daypack as a gift. 

Backpack

I loved chatting to my fellow demonstrators, staff and team friends at Centre Stage. It was a fabulous event and the food was amazing too! I felt very appreciated. 

Then it was back to my room to get a good nights sleep before the big day ahead. I'll cover that in part 2, later today.

Thanks for checking in today. Before you go, a few reminders:

 

Check out the Retiring Product section in the Online Store

As usual you can order online, or  by phone or email. These products are only available until stocks last and are walking out the door, so be sure to check if there is anything you can't live without.

New Stamp Clubs Starting June - Monthly kits, tutorials, earn free product all from the comfort of home, Details HERE.

Register to get the 2016/17 Annual Catalogue mailed out HERE

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See you back here soon,

Claire

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New 2016-2018 Stampin' Up! InColours and Annual Catalogue release.

Hello there,

As I am sure you have seen around social media, we had some exciting Stampin' Up! events where we got to see the new 2016/17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and also the new 2016-18 InColours! SO EXCITING! I attended OnStage in Sydney and will have a recap post for you later today.

The catalogue is amazing! I'm only allowed to show you the cover for now, but that sure is pretty. 

New Stampin Up 2016/17 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. Register for your copy in Australia on my blog at www.clairedaly.typepad.com (see the new 2016/18 InColours there too). Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I can however show you the new In Colours from the reference sheet we got to stamp at OnStage. How yummy are they? I can't wait to start creating with them later today. You might want to Pin this to your boards for future reference :)

Stampin Up NEW 2016-2018 InColors / InColours.. Check them out and register for your copy of the new catalogue at www.clairedaly.typepad.com. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia  #OnStage2016

Stay tuned for lots more exciting news and pictures.

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Don't forget there are lots of exciting bargains to be had though in the 2016 Retired Products List

Check out the Retiring Product section in the Online Store

As usual you can order online, or  by phone or email. These products are only available until stocks last and are walking out the door, so be sure to check if there is anything you can't live without.

 

Other current news:

New Stamp Clubs Starting June - Monthly kits, tutorials, earn free product all from the comfort of home, Details HERE.

Register to get the 2016/17 Annual Catalogue mailed out HERE

Would you like to get my blog posts emailed to you so you never miss a post? Subscribe to my blog  HERE.

See you back here soon,

Claire

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2016 Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists - Discounts Up to 50%

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Just back from Sydney (post coming later today) where we welcomed the NEW 2016 Catalogue (inside for demo eyes only at this stage). WOW WOW WOW!

First though, we need to say goodbye to lots of current and very awesome products, some with discounts of up to 50%.  That's what you will find in the Retiring Products List just released.  Thee products are ONLY available to order until sold out, or May 31st, whichever comes first. There re some awesome items on there and I do expect lots of sell outs this year.

Get the PDF for your mobile, tablet or computer: Download 2016 Stampin Up Retiried List Annual and Occasions

Check out the Retiring Product section in the Online Store

As usual you can order online, or  by phone or email.

 

Here's 2 ways you can get extra goodies too:

  1. If you place a $50+ order online and use April's hostess code, you will earn a free product gift. Hostess Code Monthly Group Order to earn FREE Product - April Hostess Code is 4BXGCSTE.
  2. If you order $250+ (either online or in person) you also can choose your own Stampin' Rewards (= free $ to spend) starting at 10% of your order.

 

Other current news:

New Stamp Clubs Starting June - Monthly kits, tutorials, earn free product all from the comfort of home, Details HERE.

Find out 3 ways you can get a new catalogue mailed out free HERE

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See you back here soon,

Claire

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Big list of Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals today!

We've had news that the Wednesday weekly deals are leaving, making way for another way to offer specials (more news on that in the coming weeks). In the meantime, that means we have a big lot of Weekly Deals which will be available from today until the 19th April.

 

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Here's what's on special over the next two weeks. Some fabulous bargains! Don't forget to use my April Hostess Code if your order is over $50 so that I can send you a free gift (please make sure you tick the 'Allow My Demonstrator To Contact Me' box on your online account profile otherwise I can't send a gift or new catalogues to you). Email me if you need help with that or are unsure and I can check for you.

 

Great deals don't you think? One of my definite picks if you love colouring or floral images (I love both!) would be the Remarkable You stamp set. I had lots of fun with that stamp set earlier in the year.

Remarkable You 1

SB115b Remarkable You

I'll be back with more news and inspiration soon. In the meantime, these may interest you:

New Stamp Clubs Starting June - Monthly kits, tutorials, earn free product all from the comfort of home, Details HERE.

April Hostess Code: Use this Hostess Code with online orders over $50 (4BXGCSTE ) to earn a free gift. More details HERE

Would you like to get my blog posts emailed to you so you never miss a post? Subscribe to my blog  HERE.

See you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa Vintage Teacup Birthday Card

Hello lovelies,

Today I have a vintage tea pot card for you using the Stamin' Up! A Nice Cuppa bundle - I had so much fun making this card and love the grungy way the tea cup turned out. Read on for tips.

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Stampin Up A Nice Cuppa and Timeless Textures stamp set used on a vintage tea cup birthday card (click for full instructions) by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Tips to create this card:

  1. First up I used the beautiful Timeless Textures background stamp (using Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe ink) to add some grunge onto the base Crumb Cake stamp set. I also stamped onto the piece of Typeset specialty DSP.
  2. For the teacup, I clear embossed the tea cup image onto a piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. I wasn't particularly careful about getting an even and deep cover of Versamark ink before I embossed, because I wanted a grungy look.
  3. Next I used my brayer to run Early Espresso ink over the entire image making sure there was good coverage in the areas that weren't embossed. I then used a paper towel to clean off the ink from the embossed areas.
  4. The tea cup image was cut out using the Cups and Kettles Framelit die.
  5. Finally I added some embellishments for extra texture - Tea Lace Doily, ribbon, linen thread.
  6. My greeting is from Balloon Celebrations. I really love the whimsical nature of the greeting!

 

Would you like to learn more techniques and get a FREE stamping kit in the mail each month, with tutorials? All from the comfort of your own home?

I have my regular virtual/by mail stamp clubs starting in June!

My stamp at home clubs are suitable for beginner to advanced stampers and can help you to:

  • Learn how to get the best use from your existing Stampin' Up! products
  • Earn lots of free products and get to choose from the Hostess only section in the catalogues on the month you are hostess
  • Spread your purchases over 6 months
  • Learn new stamping techniques. I have some exciting new technique planned this year!
  • Learn new card layout ideas and fancy folds
  • Have some creative 'me' time without leaving home
  • Sample some new Stampin' Up! products
  • Slowly build up your own stamping supplies within your own budget

You can participate from anywhere in Australia as it's all done by email and mail. Imagine getting happy mail from me each month in your letterbox.

Clubs go for 6 months (June to November), and you will get:

  • 4 exclusive detailed projects each month (including physical materials to complete them excluding stamped images). You also receive PDF instructions for each project and some video instructions if needed. 2 projects will relate to a stamping technique you will learn, one will be a fancy fold or unusual shape or type of card, and the last project will showcase a suite of products.
  • A MINIMUM of $50 free product on the month you are hostess (I've had hostesses earn over $100 though by welcoming extra outside orders, I can coach you on that) including being able to choose from the exclusive hostess section
  • Occasional samples of new embellishments, new colour cardstock or Designer Series Paper
  • Free Catalogues and yours will be in the first group mailed out.
  • Customer reward points for all your purchases to earn even more FREE products!

 

Join with your friends

Something that I know some of my regular club girls do, is set up a day or night once a month to have fun, get together and work on the monthly projects, You will each have your kits and instructions, and if you let me know when signing up before the close date, I can usually make sure you are all in the same group so your purchases go towards each others Stampin' Rewards :) If you don't have any crafty friends that want to join, that's totally fine too!

** Early bird sign up bonus: Join by April 30th 2016 and receive a 2016 In-Colour sampler pack with your first or second* months kit (*depending on when I can access the product)**

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April Hostess Code: Use this Hostess Code with online orders over $50 (4BXGCSTE ) to earn a free gift. More details HERE

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Claire

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Free Template: One Sheet Easter Basket

I was flicking through some digital files the other day and found this template and tutorial for a one sheet Easter basket that I made several years ago.

I thought I would pop it up here in case anyone would like to make a last minute Easter basket - it would even be great for the kid to make. There are so many different ways you could decorate it.

Enjoy!

Download Easter Basket Tutorial

Easter Basket


Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms / Birthday Bouquet DSP for Mojo Monday.

Another challenge card, this time for Mojo Monday's sketch, MOJO438. This sketched really appealed to me.

Mojo438

I decided on a birthday card uing some of my favourite DSP', Timeless Elegance (the background DSP) and Birthday Blooms (the fussy cut flowers and circle. The greeting is from Birthday Blooms and I snuck in some of the Metallic glitter tape I love too (still available as a FREE Saleabration choice until 31st March). 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Timeless Elegance DSP for Mojo438 by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Timeless Elegance DSP for Mojo438 by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Want to see other cards I've made in the past all in one place? Follow My Handmade Cards board on Pinterest.

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

New 2016 Stamp Clubs starting for Australian residents soon: Get 4 projects a month, at least $60 free merchandise and learn LOTS! Read  more HERE.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! 2016 Easter Cards and FabFri82

Hello lovely stampers!

It's literally years since I have been involved in any stamping challenges, and this week I needed a little inspiration so I decided to play along with the Fab Friday Challenge 82. It's a colour challenge which I thought was perfect for some Easter cards.

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I've put the cute little bird from Honeycomb Happiness to work in both of these cards. The DSP in this one is from the It's My Birthday DSP stack.

  Stampin Up Easter Cards FabFri82 using Honeycomb Happines by Claire Daly SU Demo Mellbourne Australia

 

For this one, I have used the stamps in Work of Art to colour the eggs, which I cut using the ovals framelits.

Stampin Up Easter Cards using Work of Art, Suite Sayings and Honeycomb Happines by Claire Daly SU Demo Mellbourne Australia

I hope this gives you some ideas for some Easter cards for 2016. 

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

New 2016 Stamp Clubs starting for Australian residents soon: Get 4 projects a month, at least $60 free merchandise and learn LOTS! Read  more HERE.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Masculine cards - Occasions and Saleabration 2016

Hello friends.

Today I have some masculine cards for you. Lots of my customer tell me they struggle with making masculine cards, and I do confess that I don't find them the easiest either. These ones are based on the Shine On cardstock weight designer series paper in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. For the greeting I have used the 2016 Saleabration set, Perfect Pairings. There is still time to get this set for free with a $90 order (offer ends March 3tst).

Shine on 1

Shine on 2

Shine on 3

Hope you like these card ideas. I recommend checking out the Shine On DSP as it's really great - one side has silver foil patterns, the other side either Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder or Cucumber Crush patterns.

Here's a closer look at those colours together:

Colors

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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You're So Lovely Kit and Stamp Set from Stampin Up 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

Over the last few weeks, I've been having a play with one of the kits in the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalogue, called You're So Lovely. Gold foil is so on trend right now, and this kit is a base kit you can play with to create some looks of your choice.

Let me show you some of the things I have made with this kits so far, and then I'll explain more about why I love the kit. I made a whole bunch of Congrats cards to send for some recent team achievements.

 

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

  Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia
 

For these ones I added a few extra embellishments: some of the gold Metallic glitter tape which is one of the Saleabration choices, some gold buttone and some twine/linen thread. The butterfly die cut are included in the kit, along with the sponge brayer to colour them any colour you like.

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the products. First up there is the kit which contains enough supplies to make 12 cards (with envelopes) and 12 gift bags. I'll be showing the gift bags in a later post, as soon as I get the chocolate eggs to fill them (temporarily pop in there for the few minutes while I take the photo and then eat them :) - love my job!).

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

Herein lies why I LOVE this kit - you get to play LOTS with ink and can customise things a lot, as well as have products left over at the end to use on other cards.

  • See those clear sheets? They are masks, and you can either use the negative or positive bits to place on your card and sponge over to create some cool effects.
  • There's also the sponge brayer (which comes with two head pieces you can interchange and also wash in running water after use. This allows to you achieve both a soft look (like on the first few cards) or a more saturated look (like on the butterfly cards). It's all about PLAY!
  • There are also some cute die cuts to play with including label in kraft or black which match the stamp set perfectly.
  • Adhesive gold tars and brads add extra embellishments to your cards.

You also get instructions and full colour pictures of what you could create.

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely project Kit Stampin Up

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There is also a matching stamp set. While I have used this on my projects, you could honestly still have heaps of fun with the kit without it. I'm all for matchy matchy though!

Your so lovely stamp set Stampin Up

 I do hope you get a chance to have a play with this fabulous kit. You wont be disappointed I promise!

Just click on the links below to be taken to my online store for these products.

 

Monthly Hostess Code: Use March's Online Hostess Code (ZUXVVRFD ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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March Hostess Code, plus we have kicked off the last month of Saleabration - don't miss out on your exclusive freebies!

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** Last month of Saleabration. Don't miss out! Ends March 31st 2016 **

Saleabration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year! During this time:

  • You can choose a FREE Saleabration stamp set or item for each $90 purchase. 
    • Download the Saleabration Catalogue HERE
    • Download the flier showing the extra 3 Saleabration items introduced mid February HERE.
  • If you want to save some money, or make some money in a family friendly way, Saleabration is a great time to join. You get an extra $126 of free products in your starter kit, so pay just $169 for $295 product - all entirely your own choices (and you get FREE postage and FREE business supplies too). Read all about joining my team HERE.

 

March Hostess Code for Online Ordering Special

Use the Monthly Hostess Code to receive free gifts with Online Orders over $75. Gifts change each month but have included stamp set, full 6x6 paper stacks, embellishment packs and more, depending on the value of your order.  Yes, this is IN ADDITION to any hostess benefits you may earn during March.

March Hostess Code = ZUXVVRFD

Gifts will be sent early the month after ordering and should be received by mid month. I have chosen $75 as the minimum qualifying order so I can send you quality, current products in the gift pack. More information HERE.

I also have a generous ongoing Customer Reward program which you will hear about when you place your orders with me. See all the benefits of buying from me HERE.

The card at the start of my post uses two of the new Saleabration products, the Pedal Pushers Stamp Set and the Metallics Glitter Tape.

  Both of these products are really beautiful. Here's a closer look at them:

Glitter Tape

Pedal Pushers

See you back here again soon. If you are interested in placing a Saleabration order, the link is here in the signature for online order, or I also accept orders by phone or email. Contact details are HERE.

 

 Claire

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Art With Heart Team Showcase: 8 ways with the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set / Rose Garden Thinlets.

Hello crafty friends.

Myself and many of the clever ladies in my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team have been playing with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

8 ways to use the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlets from the Occasions 2016 Catalogue. Cards by the Art With Heart Team, Australia

 

These two products coordinate perfectly and if you buy them together as a bundle you save 15% (Tip: when you order a bundle make sure you use the bundle code and not just the two individual codes). Here's a look at the products:

Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Rose Garden Thinlits

 

Now here's a look at some of the way we have used this bundle. This one is by me, I chose to just use the Framelits here. My DSP is from the Love Blooms DSP stack, and my color are Crumb Cake and Rose Red. My greeting is from Party with Cake, which is one of my favourites birthday greeting sets at the moment (LOVE the typewriter font).

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.

 

My colour scheme is Rose Red and Crumb Cake, with the patterned paper from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. My greeting is from Party with Cake stamp set because I am totally in love with the typewriter font and all the birthday sentiments in this set.

Rose wonder 1 close up

 

This next card is by Kathryn Mangledorf in South Australia, Kathryn has used the inside cut outs from the Framelits. Learn how on Kathryn's blog post about this card here. Kathryn does regular classes in the Adelaide Hills.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Kathryn Manglesdorf Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These next two are by Rachel Woollard, who does regular classes and catalogue launches in Ringwood East Victoria. I particularly love how Rachel has layered the stamped and die cut leaves on this first card.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard, Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Patterned DSP make a fabulous backing for the die cut rose too.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Rachel Woollard Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

These two cards were  created by Genna Gifford in Pakenham, for her recent catalogue launch. Isn't this amazing? Genna does classes and catalogue launches.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford  Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

This bundle also is a great one for making sympathy cards. Here's another card by Genna.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Genna Gifford Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Ros Davidson is another team member who does classes in Skye, south east Melbourne. Ros loved Genna's first card, and wanted to case it.

Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Card by Ros Davidson (Case of Genna Gifford) Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia.

 

Finally, here's another card by me. In this card I only wanted to use the single branch from the Framelits.

Love Blossoms DSP, Rose Wonder / Rose Garden stamp set and thinlets by Stampin Up. Birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo, Melbourne Australia.
I hope you have liked this group of project using the Rose Wonder bundle, and you enjoyed visiting my talented teams blogs. You can view some of the product in the links below my post.

 

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Claire

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Stampin Up Love Blossoms DSP and Saleabration 2016 Hello Stamp Set

Today's card comes to you courtesy of the Hello Stamp set which is one of the free choices in the 2016 Saleabration Catalogue (just spend $90 in one order and choose an item free). The majority of the catalogue I available until 31st March, but this particular stamp set finishes February 15th. So get in quick if you want this one for free.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Love Blossoms 6x6" DSP paper stack, along with some of the matching embellishments in the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Hello card using the 2016 aleabration Hello Stamp set, Love Blossoms DSP and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Card by Claire Daly , SU Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit is a great sample collection of embellishments which perfectly match the Love Blooms DSP and other products in the Love Blossoms suite. These embellishments really add WOW to your cards and would be great for wedding cards too,

Love Blosoms Embellishment Kit

Love Blossoms Embellishment kit

 

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Monthly Hostess Code: Use February's Online Hostess Code (WZSCXPSY ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

 

Saleabration Specials:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2016 card - Botanicals For You

Hello there.

Finally starting to feel like I'm settling back into routine. It's the start of my boys second week back at school, and I think I've mastered the book covering, term sports signups / payments, the getting back to waking up at a decent hour (OK, so not quite mastered that one, lol).

On Friday night I exhaled after the first week back and did some creating. So nice to just spend some 'me' time doing something I love.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne AustraliaThis is one of the FREE Saleabration 2016 stamp sets you can earn until the 31st March with a $90 order. I really like it, and I love having 'just for you' cards on hand as they are suitable for so many occasions. I gold embossed it straight onto some Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (another free choice for Saleabration with a $90 order - this one is only available until 15th Feb though).  The Bow Paper clips are super cute too.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Sweet Deals on Now:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Use February's Online Hostess Code (WZSCXPSY ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

See you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Party with Cake Birthday Card

Hello. I'm back from a couple of weeks family holiday down on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and the boys are both back at school this morning so I'm raring to go on a creative 2016!

One of my intentions this year is to send more of the cards I make! It all started with one of my fabulous Stampin' Up! friends, Shannon West, vowing to #imbringingbirthdaysback by sending handmade cards and not just wishing people happy birthday on Facebook. Now THAT was a bandwagon I wanted to be on! There really is nothing like a handmade card to brighten someone's day. Anyone with me on that goal? I'm aiming to send 200 cards this year, and am off to a good start with 14 cards in the mail last month.

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I'll keep you posted with my total during the year. I know I can do this. Imagine all the samples I will have to share too!

Here's a birthday card I completed this week using the Party with Cake stamp set, and It's My Party DSP from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. I've also added a balloon using the new balloon punch which cut 2 size of balloons (how easy can birthday cards get?).

Stampin Up 2016 Occaions Catalogue Birthday Card feayuring Party with Cake stamp set and It's My Party DSP. By Claire Daly, Stampinup demo Melbourne, Australia

Stampin' Up! Products used today (links at end of post):

  • Stamps: Party with Cake (Occasions 2016)
  • DSP: It's My Party Paper Stack (Occasions 2016)
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo,  Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad
  • Punches: Balloon Bouquet Punch (Occasions 2016), Banner Punch
  • Embellishments: Bakers Twine Combo Pack, It' My Party Enamel Dots, It's My Party Designer Washi Tape, Silver Glimmer Paper

I'm looking forward to sending this on it's way to someone very soon.

 

Sweet Deals on Now:

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Use February's Online Hostess Code (WZSCXPSY ) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  $295 worth of goodies and free postage for just $169! That's a 45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

See you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Party Wishes Birthday Card

Love the quote on this birthday stamp, and knew the Stampin' Up! Party Wishes Stamp Set was one of the first stamp sets I had to get from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

Party Wishes, Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Gorgeous Grunge, Everyday Chic DSP, heat embosing, hand made birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia

I went a little 'grunge' on this card by gold embossing some splatters on the base card from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. You can view all the product I have used in the recipe below, and link directly to them in the online store using the links at the end of this post.

Party Wishes, Stampin Up, Occasions 2016, Gorgeous Grunge, Everyday Chic DSP, heat embosing, hand made birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia

 

Here is the colour combination I have used today.

Stampin Up Colour Combination, Stampin Up Color Combination, Pink Pirouette, Gold Colour Palette, Click through for a handmade birtday card uing this colour combination by Claire Daly Melbourne AustraliaCard Recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Party Time, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette, Versamark
  • Designer Series Paper: Everyday Chic DSP
  • Punches: Banner Punch, 2.5" Circle Punch
  • Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Metal Button, Gold Metallic Thread, Wonderland Washi Tape (from Holiday Catalogue), Heat Tool

 

Sweet Deals on Now:

Paper Share: Get 96 sheets of 6x6" paper from the 2016 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue for $33 including postage. Order by January 10th. More details HERE.

Saleabration bonus gift with every $90 spent in one transaction. More details HERE

Use January's Online Hostess Code (MCVSSNVR) to earn extra gifts too. More details HERE

Saleabration joining bonus. Get  45% initial discount, plus ongoing discounts, great new crafty friends and opportunities to attend Stampin' Up! events and earn free product when you join to save money and/or earn money. More detail HERE.

 

Thanks for popping by today. Hope to see you back here again tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Claire

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2016 Occasions Catalogue Paper Share

One of the real stand outs for me in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue is the beautiful Designer Series Paper. Such beautiful patterns, with a wide variety of uses and best of all they are completely colour coordinated with our ink and cardstock colours. Here's what I have done with some of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (the stamp set I have used is called Hello and it's another of the Saleabration sets you can earn for FREE with a $90 order).

Occasions 2016, Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up. Hello stamp set,  Birthday Bouquet DSP, card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia.

 

Occasions Paper Sampler Share

Get 96 sheets of 6x6" paper and vellum for just $33.00 including postage to you.

A great way to try them out is to go into my paper share and get a bit of each for a fraction of the price. I've put together a paper sampler pack, where you can get twelve 6x6" sheets of every Designer Series paper in the pack. There are seven of them including the beautiful Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper which is cardstock weight kraft coloured paper with silver foil designs on one side, and either Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush or Watermelon Wonder on the other side.  I'm also including two 6x6" pieces of the Blushing Bride glimmer paper, and some extra sheets of the Saleabration vellum and papers as a bonus (ten 6 x 6" pieces from the Saleabration Catalogue all up)!

Orders close Sunday 10th January 11.50pm AEST. Papers will be posted around the 20th January.

To order: Email me today and let me know if you would prefer to pay by direct deposit (I will email you back the details) or Credit Card (please let me know the best time to call). Please note the cost of this pack cannot count towards Stampin' Rewards, Saleabration totals, Customer Rewards or used with thi months hostess code, because it needs to be a separate order. Thanks for understanding.

Here's a look at the beautiful papers you will be receiving samples of.

 

It's My Party Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Its My Party DSP Stampin Up 

 

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Birthday Bouquet DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Love Blooms DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Botaincal Gardens DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Shine on Specialty Designer Series Paper -  12x 6x6" double sided (2 each of 6 designs)

Shine On Specialty DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

 Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper - 12x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Have a Cuppa DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Going Place Designer Series Paper - 12 x 6x6" double sided (1 each of 12 designs)

Going Places DSP Stampin Up Occasions 2016

 

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper -  2 x 6x6" pieces

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper Stampin Up Occasions 2016

Plus 10 assorted pieces from the following three Saleabration products: Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

So if you are interested in receiving my paper sampler, email me  by Sunday 10th January. 

Hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Honeycomb Happiness and Party With Cake trio of Birthday cards.

Today I am featuring 3 cards I made using the cute Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up! Saleabration as one of your choices when you spend over $90 in one transaction. That won't be hard with the 2016 Occasions Catalogue launching today also. How cute is the little bird?

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. Individual photos and details on my blog.

I made 3 versions of the card which was super quick and easy. Just watercoloured the bird and balloon using an Aquapainter and the ink from inside the ink pad. My colours are Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride. So Saffron and Pool Party.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

My greeting is from a new Occasions Catalogue set called Party With Cake. It has 6 awesome sentiment in this great typewriter font, as well as 6 other images.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

I've also used some of the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon which is new in the Occasions Catalogue, It's GORGEOUS! The balloon paper in the two cards above is the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, also from the Occasions Catalogue. The striped paper here is from the Subtles Designer paper Stack.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

Here' a closer look at the colour combination I have used, and the fabulous Honeycomb Happiness stamp set you can earn for FREE.

Stampin Up Colour Combination - click through for 3 samples using these colours

 

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set. Earn FREE with a $90 order before March 31st 2016

Hope you like today's projects. You can view the link to the product I have used in the online store by clicking on product images below.

Pop back again soon, I have lots of new projects to share.

Claire

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