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ESAD Stampin’ Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) Blog Hop for the new 2024-2025 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. For my project today I am using the Country Birdhouse bundle which can be found from pages 48-51 of the catalogue and is part of the Country Woods mega suite.

I began the process for creating this card by stamping the birdhouse in Moody Mauve. This was watercoloured using several mauve shades and some Basic Bege for a neutral. The roof and base of the birdhouse was die cut from Fluid 100 Cardstock and individually watercoloured to achieve different effects.

The bird was stamped in Stazon ink and watercoloured in Highland Heather, Petal Pink and Basic Beige for the beak and feet.

On the matte layer I stamped the leaves from the Spotlight in Nature stamp set and coloured them in with Lemon Lime Twist, Light Old Olive and Light Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Blends. Additional leaves were die cut using the Stippled Roses dies from Basic White Cardstock and I blended the ends with Old Olive ink using a Blending Brush.

I filled in the leaves with die cut flowers which were cut out from Basic White and Pretty in Pink Cardstock. The White flowers were blended with Highland Heather and Petunia Pop ink to give variation.

Some Linen Thread, a heat embossed sentiment and shiny sequins finish off this card which was such a joy to create.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared today. Full list of products are available at the bottom of this post.

Next on our hop is Lou Kitzelman who has a beautiful project for you. Please follow our hop for some fabulous inspiration for your crafting this week.

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Rochelle Laird-Smith (you are here)
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Tracy Held
  5. Monique Fielder
  6. Leonie Schroder
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Denise Buetler
  9. Kathryn Ruddick
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Monochromatic Lemon Lolly – Round We Go Bundle

Welcome to this week’s monochromatic Insta Hop with the Crafty Collaborations team. We are featuring a beautiful, subtle yellow – Lemon Lolly.

The Round We Go bundle caught my eye immediately when I looked through the new catalogue. I loved the different pinwheels that could be created by comining different images and die cuts. Not only for cards, these would be great for tags, gift packaging and home decor pieces.

The largest pinwheel is assembled by die cutting 2 stripes of the longer die and then folding each concertina style. Glue them together to form the pinwheel. In the centre, I die cut a circle and stamped it with the Leaf Collection background stamp.

Using different dies, patterned paper and textures, I was able to create an interesting layout. I splattered some dots with a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend and stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. Initially I thought I would us Black but I felt this was too harsh against the softness of the yellow and opted for the Misty Moonlight which is from our Neutrals range.

This piece would make a great home decor piece or addd a nice accent to a nursery, just by adding a frame to it.

Do you love what you can do with this bundle? I hope you consider adding it to your next order which can be placed in my Online Store below. Alternately, get in touch with me to place the order for you. When you order through me, you not only get quality Stampin’ Up! products, I am also there to help you use those products and get the best out of your purchase.

Look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your creative journey.

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All orders receive a handmade Thank You card from me. Orders over $90 will qualify for our free tutorial bundles from the Crafty Collaboration and Create with Us design teams.

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GET $379 OF PRODUCT FOR JUST $169

Have you got a big Wish List and love everything in our store? Our Starter Kit provides you with the best deal. For $169 you get to choose $235 of product which is shipped free to you. Enjoy a minimum 20% discount on your purchases and be part of the Stampin’ Up! fun. Click on the button below to purchase your Starter Kit.

From 1st – 31st May get $144 in In-Color products added to your Starter Kit totally free. That’s $210 of products totally free.

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New at SU Blog Hop – CASE a Team Member with Adventurous Sky

Hello and welcome to the New at SU blog hop for April. Today we have a very exciting and interesting challenge. Each of us will be CASEing another one of our New at SU team members. I find these particular chllaneges extra fun and love being inspired by my friends.

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For my project I have used the new Adventurous Sky bundle and it’s coordinating Take to the Sky suite to create a masculine themed card.

I am CASEing Heather Cooper from Playing with Papercrafting and chose one of her past New at SU projects. This one goes all the way back to April 2022. Click on the image below to view the details of Heather’s project.

I was inspired by the frame that Heather had created and replicated that using the Deckled Rectangles dies. The frame was die cut 4 times (I cut 2 at once to save time) and then I embossed one frame with the new So Swirlly Embossing Folder. On the back of the frame I added one of the smaller DSP panels which is on the sheet which has the tags.

I loosely followed the layout of Heather’s card, adding my own variation to it. The plane was ccoloured with Stampin’ Blends and added to 2 smaller strips of DSP which were offset against each other. I just love the colours of the Designer Series Paper and drew on that for my card.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment as you go through to view Heather Cooper’s creation.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

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All orders receive a handmade Thank You card from me. Orders over $90 will qualify for our free tutorial bundles from the Crafty Collaboration and Create with Us design teams.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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GET $379 OF PRODUCT FOR JUST $169

Have you got a big Wish List and love everything in our store? Our Starter Kit provides you with the best deal. For $169 you get to choose $235 of product which is shipped free to you. Enjoy a minimum 20% discount on your purchases and be part of the Stampin’ Up! fun. Click on the button below to purchase your Starter Kit.

From 1st – 31st May get $144 in In-Color products added to your Starter Kit totally free. That’s $210 of products totally free.

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Magnolia Mood – Colour Palette #49

Inspired by Colour Palette #49 I’ve created today’s card which uses the Magnolia Mood bundle from our Oneline Exclusives range. If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I share a new colour palette each Monday for inspiration. You can share what you create using these palettes on my page under the image.

The Magnolia Mood bundle comes with a stamp set and dies which cut out the stamped images as well as individual magnolia dies. I’ve used these individual images as the focal point on my card.

For the Starry Sky element, I blended some Starry Sky ink on a die cut label from the All That dies. These dies are retiring and can be purchased for just $24.50 in our Last Chance sale. Original price was $49. I just love all the unique little dies that come in this set.

Colouring the image with Watercolour Pencils I was able to achieve some beautiful colour variation on the flowers and leaves.

I’m following the sketch at Just Add Ink Challenges #697with the smaller flower making up the little hexagon on the right.

I heat embossed my sentiment in Black to make it stand out against those beautiful colours.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card. For more inspiration, join me tonight at 7:30pm for my weekly Live on my Facebook Page.

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All orders receive a handmade Thank You card from me. Orders over $90 will qualify for our free tutorial bundles from the Crafty Collaboration and Create with Us design teams.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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GET $379 OF PRODUCT FOR JUST $169

Have you got a big Wish List and love everything in our store? Our Starter Kit provides you with the best deal. For $169 you get to choose $235 of product which is shipped free to you. Enjoy a minimum 20% discount on your purchases and be part of the Stampin’ Up! fun. Click on the button below to purchase your Starter Kit.

From 1st – 31st May get $144 in In-Color products added to your Starter Kit totally free. That’s $210 of products totally free.

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AWOW Blog Hop – This or That Country Flowers

This or That? I wonder what you will pick in our challenge today? It’s the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop (AWOW for short) and this month we are sharing not just 1 but 2 projects with our This or That April challenge.

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It could be different orientations of the same layout, perhaps different colours, alternate Designer Series Papers, different colouring mediums – the possibilities are endless. I’ve chosen the new Country Flowers bundle from the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue for my This or That projects and went with varied interior decor styles.

We need YOU to participate today by commenting and letting us know whether you pick This or That!

THIS – SHABBY CHIC

For my first project I went with a shabby chic style with soft pinks and white. I used Watercolour Pencils to colour in my image.

Of course there had to be a doily in there for a beautiful country look. On top of that I added some Cardstock which I had treated with Embossing Paste I coloured with Pretty in Pink. First I applied a layer with a Palette Knife and then I added more paste through a mask. Once it dried I used my finger to dab on a little more ink over the panel. This was then torn to create a rustic look.

THAT – COASTAL

When I saw this particular background I immediately though of the beach. I’ve kept the layout the same as the previous card. Alternating the leaves for the flowers fit the coastal vibe and colours.

Along with the Country Woods Designer Series Paper, I’ve also used the new So Swirly Embossing Folder. Keep an eye out for this Embossing Folder in the new releases. It’s a large 6″ x 8 1/2″ (15.2 x 21.6 cm). I added the surfboard and life buoy from the Beach Day bundle for an extra beachy feel.

I will be recreating this particular card on my FB Live tonight at 7:30 AEST. Replay will also be available on YouTube later on today.

Now, it’s your turn to let me know what your favourite is. I can’t wait to hear your selection. As for me, I don’t know what my favourite is 😂 as I really enjoyed creating them both.

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the world in Melbourne. I hope you enjoy all the beautiful inspiration you are going to be treated to today as you travel Around the World with us.

Next on our hop is my friend Cheryll Miller and I know she will have something amazing to share with you.

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From 1st – 31st May get $144 in In-Color products added to your Starter Kit totally free. That’s $210 of products totally free.

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Create a Fun Background with a Brayer

Today I’ve got a card on which I’ve combined a few different techniques. I really wanted to use the new Stampin’ Brayer so I started off with a piece of White Cardstock and brayered Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Highland Heather in different directions. For even coverage, make sure you roll the brayer right through when inking it up.

Once I brayered the 3 colours, I die cut a Deckled Circle. On this, I stamped some leaves from the Gorgeously Made stamp set in Tahitian Tide and layered it onto another Deckled Circled die cut from Parakeet Party Cardstock.

The torn floral piece at the bottom was another one of my experimental pieces which I put to use.

To create this look

Ink up the Layered Florals Embossing Folder on the debossed side (side with Stampin’ Up! logo) with Gorgeous Grape ink. Add a piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock in the folder and run it through your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. I tore a piece off and layered it with some additional DSP pieces under the sentiment.

The focal image of flowers are from the Irresistible Blooms bundle which is available as part of our Online Exclusives range. If you live in Australia, you can shop all the products I have used on this card in my Online Store or by getting in touch with me. A full list of supplies are below.

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Contact Rochelle Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

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All orders receive a handmade Thank You card from me. Orders over $90 will qualify for our free tutorial bundles from the Crafty Collaboration and Create with Us design teams.

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HOST CODE: YHNUSSRF

GET $379 OF PRODUCT FOR JUST $169

Have you got a big Wish List and love everything in our store? Our Starter Kit provides you with the best deal. For $169 you get to choose $235 of product which is shipped free to you. Enjoy a minimum 20% discount on your purchases and be part of the Stampin’ Up! fun. Click on the button below to purchase your Starter Kit.

From 1st – 31st May get $144 in In-Color products added to your Starter Kit totally free. That’s $210 of products totally free.

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