Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Christmas in July

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Hello and welcome to my blog Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Time for our Joy of Sets monthly blog hop and we are inspiring you with some Christmas in July projects. 

Generally, I would have had an in-person cardmaking event at home for Christmas in July but Melbourne is back in a Stage 3 lock down so it’s not to be. So this blog hop gave me the opportunity to create my very first Christmas card for the year. Christmas is only 5 months away so it’s never too early to start on our cardmaking.  So make sure you go through our hop for lots of inspiration to get a headstart on your festive projects. 

Christmas in July, Poinsettia with Gold laser cut paper

I used the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack by Stampin’ Up! I covered the card base with Designer Series Paper then added a die cut panel of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp. This has always been one of my favourite stamps and I thought it worked well on this card.

The poinsettia is from the Four Season Floral stamp set which is in the Beginner Catalogue and it has 4 flowers and 3 sentiments in the set, giving you several options. I coloured the poinsettia with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting it. 

Buffalo Check,

The Forever Gold Laser Cut paper provides a beautiful backing for my stamped and die cut images and sentiment. The boughs were die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock and sponged on the edges with Just Jade ink to give a two-tone effect. The sentiment has been stamped on one of the Memories & More cards to tone in with the Just Jade shades. 

I then layered all the elements and a punched tag on top of a square doily which I sponged with Just Jade ink.

Christmas card with Buffalo Check stamp and boughs

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today and are inspired to start working on your Christmas projects. I would love to hear what you think of my project so please leave me a comment. 

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Stamp N’ Hop – 2020 In Colours


Welcome to my blog Stamping Flair today. I’m participating with other demonstrators around the world in the Stamp N’ Hop blog hop.  I am located in Melbourne, Australia . Today, we are showing projects highlighting our new In-Colours.  

I kept to a simple layout for my cards which feature the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle

The sunflower was heat embossed in white on coloured cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.

Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee cards

I layered the 2020-2020 In-Colour Designer Series Paper behind it to really showcase our 5 beautiful In-Colours.


Thank you for visiting me today and I hope to see you back soon. Click on the Next button to follow on to Jill Chapman’s blog.  

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with any of your stamping enquiries and supplies. 


All orders over $50 receive a Stamping Flair loyalty point. Earn 1 point for every $50 spent and once you get 10 points you will be able to spend $40 in my Online Store – on me. 


Every $90 you spend during July will earn you a Bonus Days $9 coupon which you get to spend in August. Click on the image below to find out more. 

Bonus Days 2020

If you have any questions or would like to know more about being part of my fun team, please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001. 

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Class in the Mail – World of Good

My latest Class in the Mail/Online Class features the World of Good suite. You can find this from Pages 24-26 in the Annual Catalogue. Lovely images, intricate dies, embossing folders and embellishments make up this beautiful suite. The Designer Series Paper has brass foil accents on some sheets. 

My online classes include kits which are mailed to your home. I prepare all the cardstock and provide you with a fun kit so you can create with me from your home. 


🌎 Card bases, pre-cut cardstock and envelopes for 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs)
🌎 Die cuts – where it does not involve an image to be stamped first 
🌎1/2 pack of In World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper 12 pieces of 6″x12″ (that’s 2 each of 6 double sided designs)
🌎1 Sheet Brass Foil
🌎1 roll ribbon
🌎Antiqued Corners & Slides
🌎PDF instructions which include products used, cutting dimensions and photos
🌎Facebook video for you to watch and create at leisure 

If you wish to create the cards exactly how I have made them, you will need the additional products listed at the end of this post. However, you can use any stamp set and inks you may have. 

There are some basic supplies which are required to complete the kit each month. Please see list here

PRICE OPTIONS – include shipping

Kits (Options 1-3) can be mailed anywhere in Australia and PDF (Option 4)  is available for purchase woldwide

  1. Card kit 
    Earn 1 Stamping Flair Loyalty Point

  2. Beautiful World Stamp Set #152994 + Class Kit
    Earn 1 Stamping Flair Loyalty Point

  3. Beautiful World Bundle 154091 + Class Kit
    Earn 2 Stamping Flair Loyalty Points + 1 Bonus Days voucher

  4. PDF only (to be paid via Paypal link below)


Please contact me if you have any queries on Ph: 0404 255 001 or

Additional products you require to complete your cards exactly as per my cards. You can substitute with stamps and inks you have.