Stampers Showcase Blog Hop January 2020 – All You Need is Love

When you saw the title of this blog hop did you start singing? I just can’t get that one line out of my head – and it’s only one note!! 

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I’m hopping with other talented demonstrators from the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop group and it’s all about that word, L-O-V-E. That’s another song to get you singing. Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away so we hope to inspire you with projects that you can make to give your loved one. Make sure you go through all the blogs to see the creativity that is shared by all the lovely ladies. 

I have used the Parisian Beauty bundle to create my card and it’s the first card I’ve made with this bundle. Paris is known to be the City of Love so that was my inspiration. 

I started off by creating a watercolour wash using Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Rococo Rose ink refills on shimmery White cardstock. 

The flourishes were die cut with Whisper White cardstock and then I used a sponge dauber to add Rococo Rose to it. I chose not to use Rococo Rose cardstock as I wanted a softer look.

The sentiment has been layered on a panel of Whisper White cardstock stamped with the script stamp in this set and then run through with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. To add more depth, I then added Rococo Rose to the raised parts using my sponge dauber.

I stamped the bird and hearts from the Music from the Heart stamp set which is my favourite stamp set in this catalogue. The silver hearts are Epoxy Heart Droplets which I covered with Versamark, then Silver Embosssing Powder and heat embossed. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. All products I’ve used on this card are listed below.  Next up on the hop is Mo Rootes. Click on the Next button to see what inspiration she has for you today.

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Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here
Mo Rootes (UK)
Leonie Stuart (Australia)
Marita Dreissen (Germany)
Sue Vine (Australia)
Stephanie Nash (Canada)
Wendy Lee (US)

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Cheerful Koala Card

Happy Australia Day!

What a wonderful country to live in and I am so grateful I am here. This is my land by adoption. I was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia when I was 13. I am so grateful for the peace in this beautiful country and for the opportunities that I have here. 

To celebrate I thought I’d make this fun card using the cute koala from the Birthday Bonanza Suite which is on Page 32-34 of the Mini Catalogue. It uses the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper and even the koala is from it. 

I love the fun colours of this suite and the papers make great birthday cards as they are bright and cheerful. I have fussy cut the koala because I haven’t got the dies as yet. It’s pretty easy to do. However, if you want to stamp this koala in any colour and die cut him then I would suggest that you get the Bonanza Buddies Bundle. Buying this as a bundle will save you 10%.

Look out for the starburst with the 10% throughout the catalogue. This indicates a saving of 10% on bundles. (Rather than buying the stamp set and coordinating dies/punches separately)

I used the ‘Direct to Stamp’ colouring technique to create the multi-coloured sentiment. 

The metallic bakers twine and sequins which I have used to embellish this card is from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and is one of the freebies you can get with a $90 order.

For example:

Cheerful Koala, Sale-A-Bration, free product

Listed below are all the products I have used to create this card, Click on any of the images to be taken to my Online Store. Orders over $250 receive Stampin’ Rewards as well so don’t use the Host Code. For all other orders please use Host Code DSSQDFZK

Orders over $90 earn a Sale-A-Bration reward and all orders over $50 earn Loyalty points.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop January 2020 – Sale-A-Bration

Hi Friends,

Today I’m hopping with fellow demonstrators from around the world in the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and we are showcasing all things Sale-A-Bration. 

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, January 2020, Sale-A-Bration

So what is ‘Sale-A-Bration? It’s the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. In Australia, for every $90 you spend you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. So these are the products you will see highlighted in all our blogs today.

I have chosen the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for my projects


I coordinated these products with the Peaceful Poppies Elements to add a lovely chic black touch to them. These projects involved a bit of fussy cutting but come 4th of February you don’t need to worry as coordinating dies are available. So no more fussy cutting for this cake image.

The large cake creates a lovely focal point for cards and with the choice of sentiments, it’s suitable for any occasion.

I had a bit of leftover Peaceful Poppies Elements border which I couldn’t bear to throw away so I added it to my gift tag which coordinates with the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again. All products I have used on the projects are listed below. Please stop by all the blog hop participants for more inspiration with your Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Click on the Next button to see what Laura has created for you.


Sandra Roberts

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen


All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken direct to my Online Store. Spend $90 get a free Sale-A-Bration goodie.

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK

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