Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapple and Flamingo stamps!

This one jumped right out at me at the launch of the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue - it's bold and bright and pineapples and flamingos are very on trend at the moment. Pop of Paradise stamp set and it's matching Pop of Pink Designer Series paper and washi tape are fabulous to add to brightness and happiness to your papercraft world!

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I personally LOVE Mint Macaron with gold, black and white and adding the bright pop of Melon Mambo really adds wow, I did a bit of fussy cutting here but that is so simple with paper snips.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo thankyou card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made a bulk lot of 'hello' cards using the notecard and envelopes. I find 'hello' and 'thankyou' cards really handy to have on hand in bulk for customer thankyous and sending catalogues etc. These were fun to make and I love how they turned out.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Pop of Paradise flamingo hello card using Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Pop of Paradise stamp set and coordinating products.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set (available HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for wood mount):

Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up! . Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia. #flamingo #pineapple #tropical Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack with the two sheets on the right gold foiled (available HERE in my online store):

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Pop of Pink Washi Tape (available HERE in my online store).

Pop of Pink Washi Tape from Stampin' Up! . Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can also view the matching accessories and other products I have used  using the links at the end of the post. It's such a fun product suite to play with and the results are really wow.

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Don't forget any orders you place between now and July 31st earn a $9 Bonus Days voucher for each $90 in one order (either through me or online). These vouchers can be used in orders during August 2-31st. Your voucher will automatically arrive by email soon after your order (don't forget to print the email and/or write down the coupon code).

 

July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

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Swirly Bird Stampin Up 2016 Christmas Card

The Swirly Bird bundle in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been soooooooo popular! Being Christmas in July month, I wanted to wanted to make a Christmas card using the bundle for my stamp club ladies and I was really happy how this turned out.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It would be super simple to make a stack of these too! The This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper is gorgeous too. You get 26 sheets in a pack - 4 each of 6 designs.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Christmas Card for 2016 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Bonus Days
Earn a $9 voucher to use between 2-31st August, with each $90 you spend in a single order between 7th and 31st July. You will automatically be emailed the coupon code after your order - make sure to print it out and/or write the code down. You can still use my monthly hostess code too, so it really IS bonus month.

July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

Subscribe HERE to never miss or post and receive all the latest promotions and news as they come to hand.

Join a fabulous Australian wide team of hobby and business demonstrators with great online support - we are all about fun, friendship and support! More information HERE.

 

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Stampin' Up! Love and Affection Stamp Set with a touch of Copper Embossing

Hello there.

Today I've been playing with the new Love and Affection product suite from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It comprises one of our speciality DSPs, as well as a coordinating stamp set and washi tape (which I used in the previous post). The specialty paper includes a sheet with copper foil accents, which is lovely!

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I copper embossed a few of the flowers from the Love and Affection stamp set and used them as additionally embellishments (hand cut but super easy with paper snips). There's lots of cute little branch stamps in the set too, so they are great for layering and backgrounds.

Love and Affection Stamp Set by Stampin Up using Affectionately Yours copper foiled specialty paper (products available in online store). Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the beautiful products in the Affectionately Yours product suite from Stampin' Up!. This is the Love and Affection stamp set:

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite (Love and Affection stamp set) available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the beautiful paper pack. You get 12 sheets which are 12" x 12". 10 are double sided and there are two foiled sheets. The colours are beautiful - Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Copper.

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I didn't use the Washi Tape on this card (I did on the last post) - it perfectly coordinates with the paper pack. I's gorgeous!

Stampin Up Affectionately Yours products Suite available in my online store at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

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Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

 July Monthly Hostess Code - XF4RAGHH

Place an online order with me using my monthly hostess code and you will automatically receive a free git in the mail with a hand made card as a thank you the following month. Depending on the value of your order, gifts can include embellishments, embossing folders, DSP,  cardstock or stamp sets. For more information, including how to enter the hostess code, click HERE.

Subscribe HERE to never miss or post and receive all the latest promotions and news as they come to hand.

Join a fabulous Australian wide team of hobby and business demonstrators with great online support - we are all about fun, friendship and support! More information HERE.

 

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Introducing a New Team Stamping Challenge - Photo Inspiration Challenges

I have a bunch of lovely and talented stampers on my team, and I would love to show you their talents a bit more. I have started a new challenge with them on my team Facebook group, where I inspire them with a photograph I have taken. I love taking photos as a hobby, and I often am inspired by the colours or shapes or just natural beauty in photographs. So here we go - our Stampin' Up! Photo Inspiration Challenge #1. I hope this inspires you in some way too.

This was a photo I took on the recent Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Trip. It was taken at a Macaron stand in our walks around Paris. I loved the colours, but the girls in my team have interpreted it in many different ways.

Art With Heart Team Stampin Up Photo Inspiration Challenge #1

My own interpretations of the challenge were the colours.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinllits & Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Flourish Thinllits & Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Kate Morgan of Cards by Kate  took the interpretation very literally and came up with these fabulous Macaron cards.

Macaron card by Kate Morgan SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Macaron card by Kate Morgan SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Macaron card by Kate Morgan SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Stacey Richardson, Caroline Nicholls and Tina Gillespie were inspired by the colours too. Here is Stacey's card:

Papillion Potpouri butterfly card by Stacey Richardson SU Demo South Australia

Here are Caroline Nicholls cards. Love the beautiful colours!

Stampin Up Papillion Potpouri cards by Caroline Nicholls Stampin Up Demonstrator South Australia

Here is Tina Gillespie's card:

Stampin Up birthday card by Tina Gillespie South Australia

Anne Pugh and Sharon Davern were inspired by the 3D shape. Here is Anne's card. She has used the 3D shape and colour inside the card which looks fabulous.

Stampin Up card by Anne Pugh SU Demo Melbourne Australia

and here is the matching outside of Anne's card.

Stampin Up card by Anne Pugh SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Here is Sharon Davern's card:

Stamin Up Grateful Bunch Card by Sharon Davern, SU Demo Donvale Melbourne

Here is Ros Davidson's interpretation.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Stamp Set by Ros Davidson SU Demo Skye, Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed today's cards and there is some inspiration for you somewhere here. Keep an eye out for the next Photo Inspiration Challenge in 2 weeks. In the meantime, pop back tomorrow as I have lots of creations to share with you from my week away last week.

Have a happy day and stay warm!

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages for a masculne 18th birthday card.

It was my fab nephews 18th birthday on the weekend. Fab nephew = needs a fab card.

I chose Marquee Messages from the new 206 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's SUCH a fun set to work with and you can really dress it up.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It's a photopolymer sets which makes lining everything up a total breeze. There are spaces to colour and the smallest adhesive rhinestones in the pack we sell are the perfect size for using as the marquee lights.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You can grab Marquee Messages HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store, or follow the links at the end of the post to see everything I have used in todays card.

  Marquee messages stamp set available in my online stampin up store

My colours are Island Indigo, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry. Make sure you stamp with Stazon Jet Black or Archival Black so the ink doesn't bleed when you colour. I just use the inside of an ink pad lid (squeeze it while it's closed to get some ink to collect there) and a Blender Pen to colour.

 

Stampin Up colour combinations - click through to see the card

Marquee massages Mat 5

There's also some great sentiments with this set so you decorate the inside too.

Marquee massages Mat 6

Stampin Up Marquee Messages stamp set 2016. Masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

Subscribe to my blog  HERE. so you never miss a post (you will receive blog posts by email)

 

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Two ways with the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Bundle

Hello friends.

Back in the swing of things after holidays and enjoying creating again. I shared Stampin' Up! at a get together of a lovely lady and her friends last night, and shared the lovely Swirly Bird bundle which has been very popular (it's a super versatile bundle). Here's the card we made as the make and take:

Swirly bird make and take

It was so fun and I always love seeing the sense of accomplishment when the guests realise THEY CAN make things. My colours are Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

Sirly Bird colour

Swirlybird make and take 2

As I mentioned, this set is super versatile so I showed another couple of ways to use the stamp set including this card which also featured the new Petal Burst embossing folder.

Swirly bird sample 2 close up

Swirly birds sample 2

We have only just scratched the surface with the ways you can use this fabulous stamp set and matching Framelit die set. If you purchase in a bundle, you can save 10% on both. See all the bundle and save options HERE  in my online store.

Swirly Bird

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

Subscribe to my blog  HERE. so you never miss a post (you will receive blog posts by email)

 

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! 3 Month Themed Album Class - How To Make a Travel, Baby, Primary School or Everyday Life Photo and Memories Album from Start to Finish

** This is updated from my original post about this class**

 

So, in offering the 3 Month Online Travel Album Class using Project Life by Stampin' Up!, I had also some interest from people wanting to complete an album using a different theme. Given the class is about the process of turning digital photos into a completed album of memories, I decided that I could incorporate other themes (and it's an excellent reason for me to buy some more kits right?).
 

So I now have four themes available for the album. Here are the updated details:

 

Project Life 3 Month Online Class – Build an Album from Start to Finish.

Four themes available – Travel Album, Baby Album, Primary School Album and an Every Day Life / Family / Friends Album.

This class is completely online, self-paced and suits absolute anyone who wants to save some precious memories. Here's a heart and soul look at what Project Life is.

 

 

Have you ever wanted to give Project Life or scrapbooking a go but never really known where to start? Would you like to build an album on any of these four themes but want a simple system that gives a coordinated finished album? Project Life by Stampin' Up! is your answer.

Let me guide you step by step in a private class Facebook group, how to do each and every step including:

  • organising all those digital photos
  • selecting which photos to use
  • getting them printed including tricky print sizes,
  • organising and pre-planning your album,
  • deciding how to fill the pockets and what with (including tips for storing tricky stuff),
  • using memorabilia and how to store it,
  • personalising your album,
  • what to journal about ,
  • ideas for titles
  • ideas for your opening and closing album page and much more!

This class is very much about the process, and the same process applies to all the album themes and can be completed using any of the Project Life by Stampin’’ Up! kits. The notes will show how this can apply to each theme. I will be posting lots of images of pages. Mine will mostly be travel pages, but I will also be posting pages on the other topics too, so there will be inspiration for all themes.

Memory keeping is my passion and I’ve been doing this for over 14 years, including being on scrapbooking design teams and published in magazines.

The class cost is basically the cost of the materials to use over 3 months, plus a little extra to cover costs. The value of the materials and postage is $77.70 (full class fee for 3 months is a once off $80) which includes:

  • a full Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card kit (I’ll help you choose the best for your album),
  • a matching accessory pack including a mini stamp set with washi tape and extra specialty cards and embellishments
  • A pack of 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (12 in a pack)
  • Free postage to you
  • Notes, tips, videos and images of my pages posted weekly in the group Private Facebook group

You will need to supply some items. You may already have these at home or they can be added to your class fee as an optional item at no additional postal cost (you can let me know if you want any extras when I contact you for payment)

  • Acrylic block ink for your stamps (or you can view which ink colours match your chosen card and accessory kit in the Annual Catalogue under each kit description)
  • Journaling pens (or add these on for $8.95) or you could use Stampin' Write markers
  • Your own D ring 12 x 12 album (we have 2 you can choose from $42.00 to $52.95) or you may like to use your own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Ready to register? Registration is now open for this course which will begin on July 1st.

Click here to register for your place today and keep your precious memories alive.


Bonjour from Paris!

Hello there! Im coming to you today from lovely Paris (although a very wet one as it's rained all week so far). I've come here for a few days following the amazing Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Cruise for achievers. Lots to tell you about that when I am back to unlimited Wifi.

For today I wanted to update you on what's happening in Stampin' Up!

The Brand New 2016/17 Annual Catalogue  went live today. You can browse all the new products in the online store by clicking the link below.

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June's Hostess Code to get an extra gift with a qualifying online order is Z9J9HAYP. More details on how this works HERE.

There's also 2 great specials for June:

 

Get Extra Stampin' Rewards When You Host a $450 order in June

(also applies to $450 plus online orders)

Contact me today to discuss you June party date (email and text anytime, phone from June 6th).

 

Get 2 Free Stamp sets in your Starter Kit in June when you join as a demonstrator

This could add up to an extra $178 value to your starter kit, depending what sets you choose. That would mean up to $413 value and free postage plus free business pack (including a box of catalogues) for just $169 payment.

More information about joining my team HERE

Contact me to discuss (email and text anytime, by phone from 6th June)

I'll be back at the end of this week and  and back to regular blogging next week to show off the fabulous new products :) See you then!

Claire

 

 

 


What's Happening in May

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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)

Don't miss out on your retiring favourites (many discounted) - Shop the Retiring Products Sale Here In My Online Store

You can also sign up to receive future blog posts by email.

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

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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.

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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)**

Ready to sign up? Just complete this form and press submit

 

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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See you back here soon,

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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