New at SU Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue Premier

Hello,

Welcome to the August New at SU Blog Hop featuring products from our new 2020 Mini Catalogue. You are currently visiting Stamping Flair in Melbourne. 

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This is my first project featuring the beautiful Poinsetta Place Suite. This suite has so many beautiful products that allow you to create several different styles of projects. The Designer Series Paper coordinates with Bumblebee, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red and Soft Suede so you get a lovely array of colours.

Poinsettia Place DSP

I’ve gone with neutral colours teamed with some gold for this Christmas card. The 3 different sizes of poinsettias were stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder. I love those Beaded Pearls in the centre which are part of the Poinsetta Place suite. They are so elegant.

Poinsettia Christmas card with Poinsetta Place suite from 2020 Holiday Catalogue

There are 2 sizes of leaves and 2 dies in each – one to emboss and one which die cuts the leaf. I stamped the fern type leaf with in Garden Green on Whisper White cardstock then I went around the edges with Garden Green using a sponge dauber. The pine cones were coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. 

3D poinsetta created with Poinsetta Dies from Peaceful Poinsettia Suite

I added a die cut border from the Early Espresso sheet from the Festive Felt Sheet Combo. This comes in a pack 4 – Early Espresso, Just Jade, Real Red and Whisper White. I think I’m going to have a little bit of fun with these sheets and can’t wait to get more crafting done with them. For the background, I used the wood pattern in the Designer Series Paper and cut it at an angle, inspired by Narelle Farugia.  

Poinsettia Place suite, Stampin' Up!, New at SU Blog Hop

I hope my card inspires you to create some Christmas cards with this elegant suite. Products used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. Click on the Next button to hop on to Joyce Whitman’s blog and see her beautiful project. 

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Flight of Fancy

A Crowning Creation – Poinsettia Petals

Lilypad Stamper – Snowflake Splendor

Carterieplus – Poinsettia Petals

Creative Juice by Loni – Celebration Tidings

Gifted Hands Ink – Trimming the Town

Stamping Flair – Poinsettia Place (you are here)

StampinScrapper – Snowflake Splendor

Stamping Jack – Sweetest Time

Playing with Paper Crafting – Wishes & Wonder

Scraphexe –

As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings

StampinMak – Beautiful Autumn

247inkspiration – Love of Leaves

 

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies and enquiries. 

Would you like a copy of the Mini Catalogue? Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com

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aWow Blog Hop – Let’s Shake Things Up!

Hi friend,

Welcome to Stamping Flair. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia and today I’m participating in our monthly aWOW (Around the World on Wednesday) Blog Hop. It’s 8pm here and it could be the early hours of Wednesday morning or somewhere inbetween, where you are. Hence our blog hop name. 

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Let’s Shake Things Up is our theme for this month’s hop. Angie Mackenzie does such a great job in coming up with our fun themes each month. So this month we are trying out something that’s new to us – be it technique, fun fold, colour palette. It was shaking the brain a bit I guess! So I decided to try a new technique to me – the Faux Linen Technique. I have seen this technique done on cards before but have not actually tried it.

Faux Linen Technique

Products Required

  • Cardstock or DSP (if using DSP, adhere it to cardstock the same size)
  • Tissue paper slightly larger than cardstock piece
  • Liquid glue
  • sponge (cut in 1/4)

Method

  • Completely scrunch up the tissue paper into a ball. It should have lots of creases. Ensure it doesn’t get torn. If you are stamping on it, do this prior to scrunching it up. Then open it out carefully.
  • Using the sponge, completely cover cardstock/DSP with glue. 
  • Centre the tissue paper and lay it down on the cardstock with glue. Pat down but don’t smooth out as you want all the creases to show. Leave to dry 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn the cardstock over and glue down the excess tissue and miter the edges. If you have a lot of tissue overhanging, trim down and then glue. 

It was time to make my first Christmas cards for the season and I just couldn’t resist the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. Slimline Cards seem to be all the rage now. So off I went to figure out what a Slimline Card was thinking I could add this to my ‘shake it up’ things I haven’t tried before. When I Googled and Pinterested I found several and realized they are pretty much what I have been calling DL cards. Slimline sounds so much better.

I’ve made mine a little shorter so that it fits in a regular DL envelope. Card base measures 20cm x 10cm folded in half. 

I created the Faux Linen piece using Designer Series Paper which I attached to a piece of cardstock cut to the same size. Once I had adhered the tissue, I went over it with Misty Moonlight ink using a sponge dauber. 

I love the cute background DSP which is so cheery and fun. The mountains with the trees was die cut from Shimmery White cardstock which I coloured using my Water Painters. Some houses fussy cut, create this cute scene. There is a whole sheet of sentiments from which I’ve cut out my sentiments and used on both of my cards today.

For my next card, I stamped the tissue paper with some snowflakes from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set, before crumpling it up to create my Faux Linen piece.

The snow has been sparkled with Shimmery Crystal effects. 

I love the quaint houses in the Coming Home bundle. Coloured with Stampin’ Blends these offer simple and fun cards. You could also opt for fussy cutting the houses from one of the DSP sheets for those times you may not feel like colouring. 

I hope you have enjoyed these cards I’ve shared today and shake things up in your craft room by giving something new a try. All the products I’ve used on my cards are listed at the end of this post.

You will not want to miss any of the inspiration that is being shared by all our blog hop participants. I know I can’t wait to see what each one has created. Next on our hop is the lovely Cazz Boylan. Click on the Next Blog button to see her beautiful creation. Enjoy the rest of your trip around the world!

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Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies and enquiries. 

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Kre8tors Blog Hop August 2020 – Anniversary

Hi and welcome to Stamping Flair and the monthly Kre8tors Blog Hop. I’m a little bit sad because it’s the last time we’ll be hopping together for the time being. Thank you to Melissa Tennison who has worked so hard putting this blog hop together each month. I’ve had so much fun being a part of it. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

However, we still have all the fun of this month. So make sure you check out all the blogs for lots of inspiration. Our theme is anniversaries. Usually I would create a floral, feminine card but this time I created more with my partner in mind. So my card took on a more masculine feel. 

I started by sponging Granny Apple Green and Misty Moonlight along the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock panel. Then I embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Taking my Versamark ink pad, I roughly ran it down the ends of the cardstock and poured the Gold Embossing Powder over it. I brushed off any excess to achieve a streaky look then heat embossed it. 

The sentiment is the die from the Love You More set and it actually says ‘Love you more than’. I just used the words ‘ Love you’ which I die cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper

I hope you have been inspired by my creation. Please leave me a comment as I would love to hear from you. Next on our hop is Annette Elias. Click on the Next button to see her lovely project. 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jo Blackman

Jan Musselman – USA

Susan Simpson

Anastasia Radloff

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis Canada

Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball – Canada

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL

Sue Allen – Australia

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies and enquiries. 

 

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – August 2020

Hi,

Welcome to another Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia. Today, we are mixing Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede for our blog hop.  Quite an unusual colour palette with the Soft Suede in the mix but it sure gets the creative mind working. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop, August 2020

Mint Macaron as a colour always makes me think of macarons. The idea began to form in my head with macarons and berries and milkshakes – mint and pale pink. I had something close to macarons – and that was cookies. It was time to open my Nothing’s Better than Bundle which just arrived in my last delivery. Now this is a bundle that at first didn’t catch my eye in the Annual Catalogue. However, I saw so many cute projects made with it that I just had to get it. Have you experienced this before? 

 

I started by creating 2 panels of water colour washed cardstock in Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. The softness that the wash creates was the look I wanted. Once dry, I used the Best Plaid die to cut out the Rich Razzleberry panel and cut that down. This is a very quick and easy background to create. 

The cookies are two-step stamped in Soft Suede.  For the base layer, I stamped off twice to achieve a very light shade. Then I stamped the choc-chips in full strength Soft Suede. 

Does this card resonate with you at the moment? In lock down, we sure are running to the pantry and refrigerator a whole lot more than we would normally do!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun card and perhaps I may have convinced you to add this to your Wish List if you don’t already own it.  Click on the Next button to go to Caroline Peck’s blog. 

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies and enquiries. 

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Reading is Fonts-amental

Hello,

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. So glad that you are able to stop over at my blog on this Sunday morning. We have a very interesting theme in the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month. Reading is FONTS-amental. 

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, FONTS-Amental, Stampin' Up!

Fonts on projects can set the scene and I did have to do a little bit of thinking for this one as I wanted to capture the ‘Fonts’ in a special way. Was I going to have a sentiment with an interesting font or create multi-coloured letters?There were several choices. I decided on creating an interesting background with fonts.

My card started today with my idea of using the Stampin’ Up! Camouflage stamp set.  As you can see, there is not one bit of font on this stamp so I worked around it. A scrap of copy paper I had on my desk was my next tool in getting together a fun idea I had in my mind. However, I needed to find the write sentiment for it. I settled on a sentiment from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set

I tore the edge of the piece of copy paper so it was uneven and then made another piece the same. This formed my mask for stamping. I just held it lightly in place and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso right down the cardstock, varying the placement of the sentiment. Then I stamped the trees in Pear Pizzazz over this.

Some trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, inked in Pear Pizzazz and edged with Mossy Meadow has been added on top. I coloured the copper kettle and mug in Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends, adding some shading with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. 

For some extra ‘fontness’ I added a banner die cut from the map in the World of Good Designer Series Paper. I like how this tied in with my ‘Happy Trails’ sentiment – perfect for someone who is about to have an adventure. 

Some linen thread and wood leaf embellishments complete this card inspired by nature. 

For more Fonts-amental inspiration make sure you hop through all the blogs. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back here very soon. Click on the Next button to follow onto Brenda Nelson’s blog to see her beautiful project. 

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Lisa Mackey

Tricia Butts

Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes

JoAnn Pollock

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Susan Webster

Fiona Whitehead

Sue Allen

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Brenda Nelson

Alejandra Gomez

 

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Stamp n’ Hop – Favourite Bundle

Hi,

Welcome to Stamping Flair on this Saturday morning. It’s a weekend like no other here in Melbourne, where we are in lock down but us crafters need not fear boredom. We have supplies and unfinished projects to last a lifetime! I hope you are all keeping well and in good spirits. You are in the right place to get you into creative mode.

Today I’m hopping with my friends from the Stamp ‘N Hop team and we are showcasing our favourite bundle. Now this one was a tough choice as there are so many beautiful bundles available in the Annual Catalogue as well as the Mini Holiday Catalogue.Stamp n' Hop, August 2020, Favourite Bundle

I chose the Forever Fern bundle for it’s versatility to offer quick and simple cards which look really beautiful. This bundle is perfect for the beginner stamper as it offers the capacity to step-up your projects as you become more comfortable with stamping. For the Advanced crafter, the coordinating dies offer you additional leaves and elements to add more pizzazz to your projects. 

Stamp N' Hop, Favourite Bundle, Forever Greenery, Gold Lasercut paper

I added the beautiful Gold Laser cut paper which is part of the Forever Greenery Suite. A poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set, coloured in Flirty Flamingo, adds a soft contrast to the shades of green on this card. Die cut leaves in Sahara Sand and Soft Sea Foam coordinate with that beautiful Designer Series Paper. 

Join me this afternoon on my Facebook Live where I’ll show you how to create this card and give you some fun tips and techniques. All the products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post.  Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project and I would love for you to leave me a comment. 

Follow the hop right through for lots of fun ideas for use with a variety of bundles. Next on our hop is Caroline Peck’s. Click on the Next button to go through to her blog and see her lovely project. 

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