Step-it-Up Lily Pad Birthday Card

Hi Friends,

I’ve got a Step-it-Up card for you today using 3 free Sale-A-Bration products. Some of you maybe familiar with a series I ran a couple of years ago called Step-it-Up Sunday. Each Sunday I would feature a card made for the beginner crafter, casual crafter and the avid crafter. It’s not a Sunday (I need a weekend … again!) but it’s step-it-up time here at Stamping Flair.

This card features some simple stamping on a Whisper White card base. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is a reversible stamp set so the outline of the lily is on one side of the stamp. Flip it over and you have the fill in image.

Beginner card using Lovely Lily pad SAB stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I love how simple this stamp is to use and hey, you don’t have to worry about lining it up because no matter how hard you try, it’s not going to. That’s just how it’s designed – love it. Then I added some background splattering with the Artisan Textures stamp set in Coastal Cabana. Pretty, simple and quick. Perfect if you are a Beginner Crafter or need a card in a hurry.

The card for the Casual Crafter (someone who crafts occasionally) has been stepped up with a bit of die cutting.

More detail has been added to the card for the Avid Crafter (papercrafting addict). I added the beautiful die cut black border which makes the DSP pop. 

I added more depth to the stamped lily by shading with Stamin’ Blends. This colouring medium is beautiful to work with and it’s great quality and very user friendly. You don’t need to be an artist to use them.

Add dimension to stamped lily with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – Valentine’s Day

Hi crafty friends,

Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by to see what I have created for the Stampin’ Dreams Valentine’s Day inspired blog hop. There’s still time for some last minute creating and we are here to inspire you.

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

I’ve got a little treat bag for you today and this is definitely perfect for a last minute make as it is very quick to create. Stampin’ Up! have some gorgeous gift packaging and these Copper Dotted Treat Bags are simple and elegant.

I stamped the lacy heart in Real Red and then layered it on a heart punched out of the Designer Series Paper and then set it against one of those beautiful doilies. At $9.50 for 40 doilies these are great value as there is so much you can do with them.

The wood grain paper is from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. If it has wood, I love it and I find it so versatile. Add a few chocolates in the cute cellophane bags for some added prettiness and you’ve got a lovely little treat bag.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt punch set used to decorate a gift bag, Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

All products I have used on this project are listed below. I hope you have enjoyed my Valentine’s Day creation and please stop back again soon. Make sure you visit all the other participants in the blog hop to see their lovely work.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Love is in the Air

Hi,

Welcome to my blog and the Joy of Sets monthly blog hop. No surprises with our theme this month – Love is in the Air. If you are new to my blog, I hope you enjoy my projects and become a regular.

The Joy of Sets - One Stamp 3 Ways

With only a few days left to Valentine’s Day, we hope to inspire you with our projects. So please make sure you stop by all the blogs for loads of ideas to help you create something special for that special someone.

My projects started off with my idea of using the Detailed Hearts Die with watercolouring. Then I chose my colours of Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride. Using an aqua painter, I watercoloured a panel of Shimmery White cardstock. 

Heartfelt bundle, Stampin' Up!, Watercolouring with aqua painters

Stampin' Up!, Hearfelt bundle, Heart doily cut in half and layeredThe card base was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Then I layered a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock die cut with the Stitched Rectangles die. I die cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock in the same size. Then using the Detailed Hearts die, I embossed the white panel. 

I stamped and punched the heart from the watercoloured cardstock and cut a Heart doily in half to create a smaller matte around this image.

Watercoloured heart from Heartfelt Bundle, Valentines Day card, Joy of Sets blog Hop, February 2020

How to make a gift tag with a rectangle die

I had some watercoloured cardstock left so I made a gift tag for this cute bag which is in the Birthday Bonanza suite. One of the Stitched Rectangle dies was used to create the banner shape.

I added some of the die cut hearts from my card to embellish the tag and this gift bag filled with chocolate hearts was all set for giving. 

 

Birthday Bonanza cellophane bag with gift tag, Joy of sets February 2020 blog hop, Love is in the Air

I hope you have enjoyed these projects. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Next along our hop is Fiona Whitehead. Please click the ‘next’ button to be directed to her blog. 

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Fiona Whitehead

Jane Allmark

Tricia Butts

Angie McKenzie

Susan Webster

Sue Allen

Libby Fens

JoAnn Pollock

Alejandra Gomez

Narelle Fasulo

Vicki Milyard

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Annette Ball

Anne Marie Hile

Angélique Nederpel

Brenda Nelson

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