Simply Zinnia Birthday Card – Colour Palette #53

Welcome to a new week and today I’ve got a card to share with you using the beautiful Simply Zinnia bundle. This bundle is part of a suite of products which includes a Stamp Set, dies, Designer Series Paper, Embossing Folder and Embellishments. The DSP which is part of this suite is bright and I wanted to give this bundle a soft look by using some subtle colours using Colour Palette #53.

To begin with, I stamped the floral image in Basic Gray instead of Tuxedo Black as it provided a softer outline.The flowers were then coloured in with Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. For the leaves I used Lost Lagoon and added some Petal Pink inbetween. Leaves don’t always have to be the regular green and I just loved how these turned out.

I added the image to 2 labels die cut from the Unbounded Love Dies. I layered this onto a die cut from the Frames & Flowers Specialty Designer Series Paper which was cut down to the size I needed. This paper had just the right colours to fit in with this project.

I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray as well and layered it onto Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. This coordinated well with those beautiful Flirty Flamingo Dots for Days embellishments.

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aWow Blog Hop – ‘Step it Up’ Fun

Are you ready to “Step It Up”? Don’t worry, it’s just a craft workout today! Welcome, to wintry Melbourne. Our Around the World on Wednesday blog hop this month is designed for EVERYONE no matter what stage of crafting you are at. If you’re not at any stage of crafting, the Beginner projects are ideal for you to experience how much fun papercrafting is.

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You will see projects designed for the Beginner crafter and then stepped-up for the Casual crafter with a bit extra for the Avid crafter.

Here’s our talented team and we are located all over the world. When this blog hop goes live, it’s sometime Wednesday wherever we are. Enjoy your travels!

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I have chosen the You’re a Peach Suite for my trio of cards today.


Being a Distinktive stamp set, the images offer shading, giving immediate results when stamped and is perfect for a beginner stamper. Some simple stamping with some layering creates this quick card.

Basic White Thick Card Base – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
Basic White Cardstock – 6cm x 7.5cm
Pale Papaya Cardstock – 6.6cm x 9.5cm
Designer Series Paper – 6cm x 14.8cm


I added some die cut labels for stamping my images on to step-up this card for the Casual crafter. The peaches were inked up in Pale Papaya and using a sponge dauber, I went around the edges with Calypso Coral to give a two-tone look.

On the base of the card I added some Pear Pizzazz with a Blending Brush using one of our new Masks to give the effect of a doily.


To add extra detail and interest for the Avid crafter, I watercoloured some Shimmery White cardstock with Pear Pizzazz and die cut the leaves. This along with the die cut peaches was mounted on the embossed background. I just love that Bark embossing folder for some beautiful texture.

Next on our hop is the lovely Cazz Boylan. Please click on the button below to follow through to her blog.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

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

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Don’t Miss Out on Retiring Products

The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue retiring list has been released and many of our much-loved products are set to go. Generally, In-Color products will be one of the first items to run out. Shop early so you don’t miss out on your favourite papercrafting and cardmaking supplies.


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Retiring Products Annual Catalogue 2020, Stampin' Up!, SU, Band Together, Better Together Dies, Background Technique, Blending Brushes, Ink blending on Embossing Folders

The Band Together stamp set and coordinating Detailed Band Dies featured in these cards are retiring. The intricate bands are lovely and you have a nice variety of sentiments to use on the outside and inside of cards.

To create the above card I used my blending brushes with some Mango Melody, Magenta Madness and Gorgeous Grape inks on Basic White cardstock. Then I embossed it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder (now retired). The band across creates such an intricate frame.

This next card has been embossed first and then I took my Rococo Rose ink pad direct to the Pearlescent paper. The flowers were coloured in using sponge daubers – a simple and quick way to add colour to your images.

Retiring Products Annual Catalogue 2020, Stampin' Up!, SU, Band Together, Better Together Dies, Background Technique, Blending Brushes, Ink blending on Embossing Folders, Ink Blending on Pearlescent Cardstock

Shop the products for the above card and all other Retiring Items by clicking on any of the images below. It’s only while supplies last, so get in quick to get your favourites and also scoop up some bargains.

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#gdp251 Aquatic Theme Turtle Card

With a theme of Aquatic in the Global Design Project challenge, I could have chosen a number of the Stampin’ Up! water themed stamp sets. With yachts, boats, coral, sea creatures and more – there was so much to choose from. I finally decided on the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. 

I already had a beautiful piece of coloured cardstock which I had created using the Forever Gold Lasercut Paper. To create this, I used the white side of the lasercut paper which I coloured in Pretty Peacock using a sponge dauber. I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock under this ‘stencil’ to create another panel. This is what I used on this card on top of my embossed layer. 

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I tore a piece of Fluid 100 Water colour paper and added a water colour wash on it using Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock. Then I ran this through the Tasteful Textiles Embossing folder. For some added texture, I roughly added Versamark ink direct from the ink pad to sections of the paper. Then I heat embossed it in gold. This gives it a bit of an under-the-sea-buried-treasure look.

The coral was stamped on one of the sheets of DSP and fussy cut. I love how these colours all came together to form the look of the depths of the ocean. The cute turtle has been fussy cut from DSP. 

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Spot the Dog – Inspire. Create. Challenge #071

Playful Pets and Playing with Patterns – now that’s going to be a fun combination! I had so much fun creating this card. The Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper has fun patterns and colours and just gives a cheerful feel. So it was a great backdrop for this cute doggy. 

I stamped a strip of the ombré DSP in Coastal Cabana with the floral triangle from The Right Triangle stamp set. Moving the triangle around you can completely cover a piece of DSP or cardstock. I was inspired by this sketch at the Inspire. Create, Challenge blog.

To create the thin stripe on the left, I used the die with the row of triangles. I think this bundle will be one I will be using time and time again as I love the geometric patterns and also the ability to use it in a more softer way. 

The dog was coloured in Stampin’ Blends and I added a little bow with some linen thread from the Gorgeous Posies Kit. 


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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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