New at SU Blog Hop – Feeling Festive

Hello and welcome to our New at SU Blog Hop for October. We are feeling festive and for us in the Southern Hemisphere it’s halfway through Spring which means not long for Christmas. So I’ve created some projects with Christmas festivities in mind.

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I used the largest die in the Celebration Labels to cut out the card base. Then I scored it in half to form a note card. These note cards would make great little greeting cards or they could be used as a cute gift card to accompany a lovely Christmas present.

Using the next size in the dies to cut the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. I’ve been using these papers so much as I love the mix of colours in it. During October, you can order the Plaid Tidings DSP and a range of other papers at 15% off. See the full list here.

I decorated the note cards with elements from the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack, even using the sentiments from it. Memories & More Cards offer a quick and easy creative alternative. You can use it for scrapbooking, cardmaking, decorating 3D projects, home decor – anything really. They come in a variety of card sizes, specialty cards (in some cases) and sticker sheets.

Make a batch of these note cards and decorate them for various occasions using the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack. With images, sentiments and stickers to cover a variety of occasions you will be able to get several of these made in no time. Bundle a few of these together to make a great Christmas present.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope these projects have inspired you to look at using your dies in alternate ways. Next on our hop is Jeannette Gauthier. Click on the Next Blog button to view her lovely work.

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Chase and Main – Gather Together

Simply Stampin’ with Lisa – Fireside Trimmings

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Don’t Stop Believin’

Stamping Flair – Plaid Tidings (you are here)

Carterie Plus – Merry Moose

Sugar & Scraps – Gilded Autumn

Stampin’ Scrapper – Banner Year/Stitched Leaves

247Inkspiration – Tree Angle

Moore Fun Stamping – Celebration Tidings

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Gilded Autumn

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Heather Cooper – Have a Hoot

Gifted Hands Ink – In the Pines/Festive Corners

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


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Colour Combo Blog Hop – October 2020

Welcome to our monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop. Our colour challenge this month is Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. Don’t you love it when you have to think outside your usual realm of colour palettes? Well, this one did get me thinking and usually I try to build up from the neutral colour as this gives me a great foundation to start on.

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I first looked for some Designer Series Paper in Smoky Slate that would work for this card. Stampin’ Up! has a range of DSP in their classic colours which is great for all projects as you will always have coordinating DSP. I also chose a piece of marbled Peony Garden DSP for the tag (although this is not very visible in the photo). It has a slight hint of a shade of Gray (for the purposes of this challenge, it is Smoky Slate!).

The peony was stamped on Fluid 100 watercolour paper in Stazon ink. At first,I was first going to colour the image in Watercolour pencils but then realized there was no Mossy Meadow Watercolour pencil so I had to change my plan. I decided to use Stampin’ Write markers instead with Water Painters to colour it in. This is a technique that I haven’t tried before with Water Painters and I loved the effect it gave.

It is like watercolouring because Stampin’ Write Markers are water based. I didn’t realize how effective or easy it would be. Definitely a technique that’s going to be used again, given that we have 51 colours in our Stampin’ Write Markers range.

I added some extra leaves, die cut from the World of Good Designer Series Paper using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Combined with the watercoloured leaves this created a lovely full bouquet.

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair in Melbourne today. Enjoy the rest of the hop as you are inspired by this lovely colour combination. Click on the Next button to go see Linda Moore’s project.

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


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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Harvest Time

Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop for October where we are showcasing projects featuring Harvest Time. I just love all the colours that this brings to my mind – the colours of Autumn. There’s something warm and homely about those shades of orange, yellow and rust brown.

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I couldn’t go past the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set which I just love and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of. Those cans …… I find a use for them all the time. I coloured this can with a combination of Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. Being such a simple colouring medium to use, it’s easy to create a customized colour by blending different colours together.

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To create the wheat, I started off by dabbing Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee inks with a sponge on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This gave a lovely speckled look. Then I die cut it using the Sunflowers Dies.

I loved the look of the striped sheet of paper in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper but it didn’t quite match my card. So I set about creating my own using the brush tip of my Stampin’ Blends. I used Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade and really loved how it turned out. Having coordinating colouring tools and inks makes the creative process so much easier.

Some fussy cut pumpkins and stamped images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set add to the harvest bounty of this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed the project I have shared with you today. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith from Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit Vicki Milyard for more inspiration.

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

Fiona Whitehead

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

JoAnn Pollock

Libby Fens

Rochelle Laird-Smith you are here

Vicki Milyard

Susan Webster

Jill Chapman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson


Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop – Favourite DSP

What a cracker of a theme for this month’s Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop. We are using our favourite DSP on our projects. With a fantastic sale on during October on a range of our Designer Series Paper, you will be wanting to grab a bargain once you’re through with our hop today.

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So what is DSP? It’s Stampin’ Up! lingo for patterned paper and stands for Designer Series Paper. Our Designer Series Paper range is double-sided to give you more choice and it’s a nice thicker paper which allows you more creative possibilities.

There are so many beautiful papers and it’s always a difficult decision to make as to which one is my favourite. So, I chose one that has recently caught my eye. I must tell you that when I first saw the Plaid Tidings DSP in the Mini Holiday Catalogue, it didn’t really grab me but when I got it in my hands it was an entirely different story. I love the different colour combinations that are available making it really easy to create projects for a number of occasions. There’s bright colours, muted tones and even black and white which gives you lots of creative possibilities.

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Today, I have paired the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Press On stamp set. This is a fun stamp set with cute images and sentiments which are great for coffee lovers however it could be easily adapted to hold a hot chocolate!

This sheet of paper really pulled towards the Oranges but I just thought I’d give Old Olive a try. I love how, together with the Granny Apple Green cup, it really brought out the colour of the DSP. The black circle has been punched from the Magic in this Night DSP.

I’ve kept my cards simple in layout to let the colours of the paper really show through. This next card has a colour combination of Melon Mambo, Merry Merlot and Daffodil Delight. I’m loving the bright colours of this plaid sheet. Some simple colouring highlights the stamped image.

Another great sheet from this pack, in Pretty Peacock. The sentiment is a separate stamp so you can add that on any cup. I stamped ribbon with Cinnamon Cider coffee beans for a custom look.

Just think of all the possibilities with stamped ribbons!

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Melbourne, Australia. I hope you have enjoyed my projects using the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This paper and a selection of others ares currently on sale at 15% off. Get yourself a pack (or a few) to stock up for your projects.

Next on our hop is Rebecca-Jo Unwin. Click on the ‘Next’ button to go to her blog and follow the hop for lots of lovely inspiration with our fabulous Designer Series Paper.

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


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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Whale of a Time

Hi friend,

Welcome to the Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop for September. We’ve got a Colour Combination challenge from which we had to use at least 3 of the following 5 colours.

As soon as I saw this colour combination, I knew it would make a perfect ‘under the sea’ image. I used the beautiful Seabed Embossing Folder to create a beautiful background for my card.

I sponged Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape and Pretty Peacock over the embossing which created this pretty shaded background.

The waves were cut out from a sheet of DSP and and I added a turtle coloured with Stampin’ Blends on top to complete the card.

I give my team fortnightly Creative Challenges and I gave them a photo inspiration which I just had to share with you. This was picked prior to me sitting down to working on this blog hop. Can you see how similar these colours are to our blog hop colour challenge? I think I’ve just created my card for our team challenge!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. You are visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Melbourne, Australia. I hope you have been inspired by my project and maybe you’ll give this colour combination a try. Click on the ‘Next’ button to go to Alison Carter’s blog and make sure you follow the hop through to be inspired by lots of beautiful projects.

Jo Blackman

Kirsty Pattrick

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Karen Egan

Lisa Kmiec

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Alison Carter

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Annette Elias

Jill Chapman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Gez Carpenter

Susan Simpson

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis

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

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