Quick and simple cards with Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack

Want some quick and easy ideas for cards? Today's cards literally took me 15-20 minutes from start to finish for all 3 cards!

The Big Plans card pack was one of the things which really caught my eye at the Demonstrator launch of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue in Sydney in April. I think it was a combination of the colour combination and the cute design. Most people think these are just for pocket scrapbooking, but WOW do we have a surprise for you!

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

Our Memories and More packs have had a makeover, and with the cardstock weight stickers now included, they are as equally suited to card making as they are to memory keeping. I tend to mix it up and do both. This card kit also coordinates with our Big Plans Planner Kit. The colours are Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White.

Here's a closer look at the BIG PLANS Memories and More card pack. The four sheets in the upper right hand corner are cardstock weight stickers.

Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More pocket scrapbooking / cardmaking pack. Available in my online store in Australia.

The other very cool thing, is that this year we have also introduced note cards and envelope packs in 2 sizes which are PERFECTLY sized to use with these cards (which makes them super quick and easy to create cards with). As you can see in the cards below, just add a card to the card base, and you have a perfect fit with a slight mat around the outside.

For this card, I have used one of the 6x4" cards for the first layer, and then cut 2 pieces from smaller cards for the other layers (the greeting was already printed on the card). Then I just added some rhinestone jewels and silver and white bakers twine (all the products I have used are available in my online store and are linked to at the end of my post). See how perfectly the cards fit the new Memories and More note cards and envelopes (this is the large pack).

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

For my second card, I have just used one 6x4" card onto one of the base cards, and used a greeting and washi stickers from the sticker sheets. All I needed to add was some rhinestone jewels.

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

For my final card, I have just used one of the 6x4" quote cards and added that to a base card. All I needed to finish this card was some of the cardstock weight stickers and rhinestone jewels.

Quick and Easy Stampin Up Big Plans Memories and More card pack cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

You will definitely want to grab one of the new Memories and More packs and a pack of the coordinating note cards and envelopes for some super quick and easy card supplies to have on hand. 

 

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Lindt Chocolate Block Stampin' Up! thank you gift boxes

I mentioned in my last post I would show you the little thank you gifts I made for my team members who helped out with the May Stampin' Up! team day. These were little boxes where when you pulled the ribbon, a block of Lindt Chocolate popped out. 

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different designs using the Share What You Love product bundle which was available in May. This design was in Fresh Fig.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These ones were in Old Olive.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

These boxes are super simple to customise to any chocolate block size. You just adjust the sides and length. For the pull put mechanism, you just punch a whole in the front and back, wrap the ribbon lengthways around the chocolate block before you slide it into the box, and then thread the ends outwards through the punched holes and tie at the top. This picture shows that bit a bit better.

Stampin Up Chocolate Block Gift Holders. Share What You Love DSP, Love What You Do Stamp Set. , Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

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A look back at our Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Demonstrator Training / Creating Day

It's been a few weeks since the training and creative day I put on for our Stampin' Up! Art With Heart Team girls in Melbourne, Australia. Time to have a look back at some of the fun of the day. 

Team Logo

It was so great to have a whole Saturday (we went from 9.30am to 4.00pm) in the Melbourne CBD to meet up and connect in person. We have an amazing team forum and virtual support, but nothing beats spending tome in person together. I LOVE spending time with these amazing ladies.

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

We had 5 presentations during the day on practical ideas team members could use in their business to continue to build. We have some great leaders with lots of experience in our team so we were able to cover lots of great topics. We also had Clare Langsford, one of our Australian South Pacific Demonstrator Support Managers attend on the day and do a fabulous presentation for us.

The majority of the day was about being creative though!

Everyone that came along got to make three make and take projects. I had two team members work hard to put these together or the day.

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018


Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

We also had a demonstration session, where four of our clever team members demonstrated some innovative ways to use our products.


Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018
Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

 

Everyone bought along things they had been making for the creative display and there was lots of chatting going on about the awesome projects. We all agreed we need much more space for the display projects next time as there were just so many to show.

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

 
Add in prize patrols throughout the day (everyone took home a prize), some fun selfie frame pics, some delicious morning tea and a chance to wander around the laneways of Melbourne to have some lunch, and all in all it was a really great day.  A big shout out as well to my tech savvy son who came along as the helper / tech guy on the day and was a HUGE help. 

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

Stampin Up Art With Heart Team Training & Creating Day Melbourne 2018

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME ALONG TO THE NEXT DAY?

All you have to do is be a member of our fabulous fun and friendly Art With Heart Team.  You can join with me or I can suggest one of our team members who may be having regular smaller team gatherings closer to you, but which will still mean you come along to our big team days like this too.

  • It's super simple and risk free to join and you save lots of $$ by purchasing the starter kit (an you can choose whatever you like). You save 30% on your starter kit order (and can get whatever you want in your kit), and an ongoing 20%
  • You don't have to do parties or sell if that's not for you.
  • You get to come to our team days and OnStage Demonstrator events.
  • You can stop whenever you like, no questions asked and keep everything.
  • Being a team member is the best way to experience more of Stampin' Up! and be part of our awesome team community.

Contact me today to ask more. I'd love to have you join our team.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. In my next blog post I'll share the chocolate holders I made for my team day thank you gift. See you then,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamps: Healing Hugs from 2018 Annual Catalogue

Hello crafters.

Today I have one of the new stamp sets from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue to showcase. It's called Healing Hugs. 

2018 Stampin' Up! card using Healing Hugs from 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup2018 #stampinupcardideas #healing hugs #distinktive

This is a great set to add to your collection for several reasons:

  • As well as the gorgeous floral image, it has 4 really great usable sentiments for get well cards. The one I have used above is something I always seem to be saying to friends when they are unwell, so I was pleased to see it in a stamp set.
  • This stamp set is one of our Distinktive range of stamps. These stamps are manufactured in a way that created the texture and dimension in just one stamping. I love that as it saves me time and still gives a realistic WOW effect.
  • It's really reasonable prices. Just $37 for the clear mount version.

You can find Healing Hugs HERE In My Online Stampin' Up! store (or on page 110 in the paper copy of the 2018 Annual Catalogue).

Stampin Up Healing Hugs from 2018 Annual Catalogue. Buy in my online store in Australia (click through for link)

It's definitely a set I would recommend from the new catalogue.

2018 Stampin' Up! card using Healing Hugs from 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. #stampinup2018 #stampinupcardideas #healing hugs #distinktive

 

OTHER NEW PRODUCTS / TIPS & TRICKS

Here's a few other things to note about this card:

  • I have used  pre-coloured note-cards to speed up my creating. The Delightfully Detailed cards have 4 different watercolour look bases (2 designs in Mint Macaron and 2 Designs in Blackberry Bliss) and you get 5 of each in a pack (link at end of post).
  • The laser cut paper (my second layer) has been hugely popular among demonstrators to create an easy extra WOW! It's super easy to add colour to coordinate with any project as well. I just used my sponge brayer to colour it Soft Sea Foam (one of my FAVE new colours).
  • I added a little bit of extra texture with a simple scrap of ribbon under the flower. I keep my scraps of embellishments in a bowl as you never know when they are going to be handy.

You can check out all the products I have used today in the links at the end of my post.

Today's colour combination:

Claire's Stampin' Up!  2018 Colour / color Combination soft sea foam, mint macaron, basic gray and berry burst. Click through for a project example.

 

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2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is NOW LIVE!

Woohoo, it's a super happy day today. After weeks of sneak peeks and talking about it, the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is NOW LIVE! If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator I would love to help you out (you can read about 3 ways to shop with me, and the reasons I think you will be very happy shopping with me HERE).

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View and shop new products in my online store.

Download a PDF copy of the new catalogue.

Request a paper copy or get one FREE with an order.

 

 

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We also have lots of great new colours available with our 2018 Colour Revamp. You can buy new colour ink pads either individually, or save 10% when you buy them in a bundle of either New Colour Collection Ink Pads, InColour Ink Pads, or in each of the colour groups. You can also buy reinkers individually or in a Reinker Colour Group for a 10% discount. There is also a New Colour Collection Cardstock Pack of 2 sheets of each colour for just $24.95, and a 'make up set' of New Colour Collection of Stampin' Write Markers for those who have the full set, but want to change the retired colours for the new colours. Many new colours in our Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers will be available mid June.

View and shop Stampin' Up!  ink pads and ink pad bundles in my online store

View and shop Stampin' Up! ink refills and refill bundles in my online store

View and shop Stampin' Up! new colour cardstock collection pack

View and shop individual and colour group cardstock packs

View and shop Stampin' Up! new colour Stampin' Write Marker collection

 

Bundles

With each new catalogue, we also introduce a variety of new product bundles, where you can save 10% by combining a stamp set with a coordinating punch or thinlit/framelit set.

Click HERE to view all of the new 10% off product bundles available in the 2018 Annual Catalogue.

 

Remember if you have a big order, there is always the option of buying the Starter Kit for $169 and getting up to $235 product of your choice, and free postage on your starter kit. You can then join in my fun and friendly stamping community and be a happy personal shopper, or we can show you how you can earn some cash being creative. Just email or call me if you would like to ask questions, or if you are ready to go, here's the link to join quickly online right now.

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If you are shopping online, don't forget to use the June Hostess Code, as that ensures you will receive a gift from me mid July.

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Have lots of fun exploring the new catalogue! From next week I will be bringing you information and inspiration on products in the new catalogue. I can't wait!

Have a great weekend,

Claire