Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop – Christmas

Hi,

Welcome to my blog today. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to see what I have created. If it’s your first time here, I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I love what I do and am so blessed to be able to share my creativity with so many lovely people and today I get to share some Christmas themed fun with  YOU!

I’m hopping with other talented crafters from around the world and we are focused on Christmas – with 23 days to go until the big day we hope to inspire you with projects that will help you get ready for it.

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Christmas 2019

When I’m stuck for time, I look for quick and easy cards that I can reproduce. It seems that no matter how early I start, each year, I’m still madly making cards in December. I made a whole batch of these and they are so easy and quick to complete. 

Start of by embossing the front of your Night of Navy card base. Mount the Stitched Rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Plaid reindeer with a simple layout

I die cut the deer from the Detailed Deer dies from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. I used different sheets and was able to get 5 deer out of 1 sheet of 6″x6″ paper. These dies coordinate with the Dashing Deer stamp set

The sentiments were all stamped in Shaded Spruce (to make life easy). I created several small banners and embossed them in one run through the die cutting machine. Note: When pushed for time and creating multiples, use embossing folders that don’t have horizontal or vertical patterns so if you put your paper in crooked it’s not going to matter. I did tell you I was in a rush!

Reindeer handmade card with plaid

I hope you have been inspired by my card and despite the busyness of the season you get to create a handmade card to share with someone. If you give this card a try or have any comments, I would love to hear from you so please leave me a message below. 

All products I have used are listed at the end of this post. Next on our hop is the lovely Tricia Butts. Click on the Next button to see what she has created for you.

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Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 🎄 

Tricia Butts

Margriet Siekman

Stacey Marsh

Jo Blackman

 

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Winter Wonderland

Hi friends,

Thank you for visiting me today. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, which is in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been busy creating Christmas cards for classes and orders over the past few weeks and we have quite a few stamp sets that would fit the Winter Wonderland theme.

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I chose the Let it Snow suite. The specialty Designer Series Paper in this suite is so much fun and I love the unusual colour combination. One side of the papers have glitter and really make for fun projects. 

 

Let it Snow suite, Snowman handmade card

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the gingham background. This allowed me to re-stamp if any of the checks hadn’t stamped well. Then I die cut the label shape. The snowman has been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink with the hat being punched directly from the Designer Series Paper. Some images on the DSP can be punched out, making it really easy to make a quick batch of cards.

The scarf is from the Playful Penguins stamp set which I fussy cut. I coloured the carrot and buttons with Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers, adding Shimmery Crystal Effects on the buttons to give them a bit of gloss. 

Winter Wonderland Snowman

Products used for this card are listed below. Stop by all the blogs to see all the wintry creations and we would love for you to leave comments. Click on the Next Blog button to check out Mo Rootes project.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Joy of Sets – Anything Goes Christmas Blog Hop

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Only 31 days until Christmas! Are you filled with excitement, anticipation or a little bit anxious over everything that needs to be completed in the coming weeks? Well, you have come to the right place to get some inspiration for Christmas projects and also some relaxing ‘me’ time while you hop through the blogs.

It’s ‘anything goes’ Christmas style so we are going to have some fun with our projects. My cards feature the all inclusive Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. I have used just one of the designs in the Designer Series Paper Pack. You get 8 sheets each of 6 double sided designs.  Most Wonderful Time Christmas Tree with Ice Glitter

I stamped the tree in Golden Glitz Delicata ink and coloured with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Then I added some Ice Stampin’ Glitter. This adds so much sparkle to this tree and lots of texture.

Delicata Golden Glitz ink Christmas Tree

My next card features another simple layout.Most Wonderful Time, Stampin' Up! handmade card

The Product Medley comes with 12 gold foil card fronts and I cut one of these to form a horizontal strip across the centre of the card. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. The Most Wonderful Time product medley provides you with so many options for creating a variety of projects in a fun, all-inclusive kit. 

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley handmade cards

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I hope you have been inspired by this beautiful product medley. All products used to create these projects are listed below. Next up is Laura Hill. Please make sure you stop by all the blogs to see what everyone has created. I’m sure you will find lots of inspiration. 

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – 3D Project

Hi friends,

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

I appreciate you stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair and taking the time to have a look at my project. Today I’m blog hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we are showcasing 3D projects using Stampin’ Up! products. My project involves no stamping at all.

I have created a very simple, yet fun wreath using the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.

Wrapped in Plaid paper used to make a Christmas Wreath

To create the wreath, cut up your paper into 3″ squares. Then add a strip of Tear and Tape to one side. Roll up the square from the opposite side so the tape joins it together to form the cone. Create as many as required to form your circles. You can vary which patterns you would like to use as well.

How to make a paper wreath using Stampin' Up! DSP

Then attach this to your frame using hot glue. I tend to get myself in a mess with hot glue so I kept it to a minimum and it stayed attached without a problem. I got this frame from Spotlight and it came with a cord for hanging. For the centre, I took a doily, cut it in half, roughly pleated it and attached it with hot glue. 

Easy to make handmade wreath for Christmas

For more 3D inspiration, make sure you follow the hop all the way through. Below is a list of participants. 

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Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 – Autumn

Hello stampers, 

So happy that you are able to stop by my blog today. You may be stopping by from Su’s blog and would have seen her amazing work. Be sure to stop by all our participants who are listed at the bottom of this post to see their lovely work.

I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the coastal town of Blind Bight in the outer suburbs of Victoria in Australia. We are a small community with a beach within walking distance and some lovely walking tracks surrounded by bush.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

Our theme for this hop is Fall or as it’s known in Australia – Autumn. Although we are in Spring and allergy season here at the moment, I love the colours of the Autumn leaves and nature paints a lovely picture during this season. 

Peaceful Place, Autumn/Fall handmade card with autumn leaves

I really wanted to capture the colours of the Autumn leaves and chose the beautiful Peaceful Place stamp set to work with. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black using the Stamparatus. Then I inked up the pine trees in Garden Green and restamped. I reinked sections of the pine tree in Shaded Spruce and stamped again. The Stamparatus makes this technique so easy to do. 

Tip: First stamp and colour the image and then die cut the oval 

I then added colour to the image using sponge daubers and several inks. This is a fun technique and simple to achieve. The die cut image has been mounted with Dimensionals onto a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I love the wood texture and it reflects the elements of nature that are depicted in this image. 

Colouring an image with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! inks

The autumn leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set have been stamped in Blackberry Bliss. These were then die cut and sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. 

The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper and die cut with a label from Lakeside Dies. I first die cut the sentiment and then reinserted it into the die cutting machine to create a shorter label to fit my sentiment.

Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper creates a fall card, Kre8tors Blog Hop

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today. Measurements and products used to make it are listed below. I would love to have your feedback and would appreciate you leaving a comment for me. 

Next up is Angie who has got a lovely project for you. Please click on the next button to visit her blog.

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Melissa Tennison USA
Tricia Butts
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here 
Angie McKenzie – USA
Sue McDonald
Jan Musselman – USA
Laura Mackie (UK)
Caroline Peck
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Tracy Marie Lewis
Sue Allen Australia
Margriet Siekman
Lisa Kmiec
Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
Alexandra Rauf
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Deb Naylor
Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia
Dana Sullivan
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Annette Ball – Canada
Janey Backer
Cheryl Hamilton

Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Whisper White – 8cm x 10.5cm (oval), scraps (for leaves)
  • Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  • See a Silhoutte – scrap (for sentiment)

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Holiday Catalogue Favourites

Hi Friends, 

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop HeaderWelcome to this month’s Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. I’m hopping with other talented demonstrators from around the world and we are featuring our favourite Holiday Catalogue suite. There are several in this catalogue to choose from so it was a little bit tricky to narrow it down. I don’t know about you but for me It’s a matter of turning the page and saying, ‘I like this one’ and then the next page I look at I say ‘no this one’s my favourite’ and on it goes. So many beautiful things.

I’ve chosen the Toile Tidings Suite to showcase and created a few projects with this beautiful suite. The entire suite comprises of 2 stamp sets and 2 die sets, Designer Series Paper, accessories – even wrapping paper. The colour theme is Real Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla. 

Toile Tidings Suite

The first card uses the Toile Christmas stamp set and I’ve coloured the images with Stampin’ Blends.

Cardinal coloured in with Stampin' Blends for a Christmas card

Although the cardinal image is large, it is very easy to colour in and Stampin’ Blends are such an easy colouring medium to work with. I love the gingham Designer Series Paper in this suite. The Toile Tidings DSP is 12″x12″ and there are 2 sheets each of 6 designs. One side is Real Red and the other side has the same design in Garden Green.

Gingham card with Cardinal image from Toile Christmas stamp set

For my next card I die cut a Stitched Rectangle and pencil marked the edge of the DSP and then trimmed the overhang. Then I stamped the leaves from the Tidings All Around stamp set. 

Handmade Poinsettia card

The poinsettias, die cut leaves and sentiment are from the Cup of Christmas bundle. This stamp and die set has some really cute accessory images, including candy cane, holly leaves, a bow and these poinsettias which coordinate with lots of projects and are perfect for Christmas. 

I have adhered a thin strip of DSP under the sentiment and I think it gives the look of ribbon. It’s great for using all those little bits of paper you may have (I think we all do) in your stash.

The gift bag is made from 2 sheets of 12″ Designer Series Paper and I got the instructions from Jackie Bolhuis. It’s very simple to make and a really cute bag to create a coordinate look to match the card. 

Handmade cards and gift bag with Toile Tidings suite from Stampin' Up!

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Hope you have enjoyed my projects. Please leave a comment as I love hearing from you.  Click on the Next button to see Dana Sullivan’s beautiful project. Make sure you stop by all the participants to see their projects and get more ideas for your Christmas crafting.

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    All products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order. If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey. 

    All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month).

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    Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

    Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. 

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