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. 

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    Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop – Christmas

    Hi and welcome,

    Our theme for the Ink, Stamp, Share Monthly Blog Hop is Christmas and it’s great to be able to participate in it with other talented demonstrators. 

    Ink, Stamp, Share Monthly Blog Hop Header

    I’ve got a coordinated set of projects using the Perfectly Plaid bundle and I added some alternate colours for this project. 

    I used the Gold Mini Pizza Boxes which are in the Wrapped in Plaid suite and embossed it with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. In order to emboss all sections of the box, I had to insert it several times in the die cutting machine. Some sections were overlapped as the box was too wide and I added shims on top instead of the top plate. 

    Coordinated handmade Christmas gift box and card in plaid

    The card uses a panel of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper and then adhered a piece of embossed Gold Foil on top. The trees have been stamped in Melon Mambo and I stamped and punched a second set for the Mini Pizza Box at the same time. 

    Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid card

    I like the pink against the Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce, giving a different colour palette for this paper. Then I cut 2 strips of DSP for the box and wrapped one piece around the bottom, cutting off excess, adding the other piece on the lid of the box and doing the same. Then I wrapped the twine right around. 

    Top Tip

    Wish you had a third hand when tying bows? Use a glue dot to hold the first knot to the box. Then tie another knot to secure and tie your bow. The glue dot stops the twine from slipping around. This also works for ribbon. 

    Mini Pizza Box decorated for Christmas with Hammered Metal Embossing Folder

    Measurements and products used are listed below. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired by the projects I have shared with you today. Click on the Next button to see Margriet Siekman’s beautiful project. Stop by all the participants to see their Christmas creations and you’ll get lots of inspiration for your projects.

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    Laura Mackie

    Sandra Roberts

    Liz Yuille

    Michelle Bryant

    Janey Backer

    Tricia Butts

    Deb Naylor

    Cindy Mitchell-Clark

    Sue McDonald

    Jo Blackman

    Melissa Tennison

    Anastasia Radloff

    Sandrine Jse

    Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

    Margriet Siekman

    Rebecca-Jo Unwin

    All measurements and 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.

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    Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. If you currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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    Card Measurements:

    • Whisper White Thick – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half) 
    • Whisper White – Scraps (trees)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 5.2cm x 2.8cm (sentiment)
    • Gold Foil – 9.8cm x 4cm
    • Designer Series Paper – 9cm x 14.8cm

    Box Measurements:

    • Designer Series Paper – 3cm x 15cm and 3cm x 8.8cm
    • Whisper White – Scraps (trees)
    • Soft Sea Foam – Scraps (circle and sentiment)

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    Kylie’s Top Ten International Highlights Winners Blog Hop September 2019

    Kylie's Top Ten Winners Blop Hop

    Hi Friends,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – Stamping Flair. A few weeks ago I created this card for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. I was so thrilled to find out that I was picked in the top ten. Thank you so much for voting. You can find out all the details for this card HERE. 

    Encouragement card, Stampin' Up!

    Today the top ten winners are participating in a blog hop and I am so excited to take part alongside these talented demonstrators. Thank you to Kylie Bertucci for hosting this event. Our theme for this hop is Encouragement. Nature's Beauty stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Make a difference to Mental Health

    It appears that I have stuck to the same kind of imagery – cute little animals. I didn’t even think about it until I started comparing the cards. For today’s cards, I have used the bunny from the beautiful, Nature’s Beauty stamp set which is on Page 63 of the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped the image in Soft Suede on Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured it using Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolour pencils. 

     Watercoloured handmade encouragement card with Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

    The Come to Gather Designer Series Paper is featured on both my cards. This DSP has images of pumpkins and autumn leaves and is part of the Come to Gather suite. As you can see, the designs work well on any type of project.

    The DSP has a bit of a country feel to it and I thought the addition of a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder added a rustic feel to coordinate with the wood DSP. An encouraging sentiment from Harvest Hellos has been added together with the ribbon under the Shimmery White cardstock panel.

    Watercoloured handmade encouragement card with Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

    Measurements:

    • Cajun Craze – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half), 7cm x 10.5cm (Stitched Rectangle)
    • Crumb Cake – 4cm x 14.5cm, scrap for sentiment
    • Pretty Peacock – 2 1/4″ circle
    • Shimmery White – 2″ circle
    • DSP – 9.9cm x 14.2cm, 5.5cm x 9cm

     

    Watercoloured bunny, Handmade card Nature's Beauty

    You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Hope you have been inspired and I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. Next up is Laura Buechler. Listed below are the blog hop participants. Stop by and check out all the beautiful projects. 

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    Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – Card/Project Kits

    Hi friends,

    Welcome to Stamping Flair. I am blog hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Stampin’ Dreams Facebook Group. 

    Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

    The theme this month is Card/Project Kits. Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of kits both in the Annual and Holiday catalogues. You can browse the entire range of kits here. Kits can be used as suggested or altered. With the stamp sets and accessories provided they can cross over to other projects as well which make them versatile.

    My cards today use the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley from the Holiday catalogue. While a kit is centred around a specific project, a product medley gives the crafter a whole lot of products to create anything you like. 

    Most Wonderful Time Christmas card with Silver embossed Christmas tree and deer

    Most Wonderful Time Product Medley includes:

    * 11-piece photopolymer stamp set (clear blocks sold separately)
    * 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
    * 12 gold foil card fronts, 4 each of 3 designs
    * 6 sticker sheets, 2 sheets each of 3 designs
    * Gold/white tinsel trim 9.1 m
    * 58 adhesive-backed gold faceted stars
    * 6-piece Most Wonderful Time Dies (use with a die-cutting & embossing machine)

    This card uses the some of the products from this product medley to create a different colour palette with Seaside Spray and Silver. I masked the stamp with the image of presents, using a post-it-note and inked the bow up with Seaside Spray to create a border on the card base. The tree has been heat embossed in Silver and coloured with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends. 

    Most Wonderful Time Product Medley, Stampin' Up!, Christmas card in alternate colours

    I used the Christmas Countdown stamp set for the stamped Whisper White layer. Then I added Night of Navy and Silver Foil strips together with the beautiful, sparkly organdy ribbon for the deer to sit on.

    Handmade Christmas card with Tree and presents Red and Green

    For my second card, I stayed with the colour palette of the product medley – Basic Black, Gold foil, Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White. For the layers, I added different strips of Designer Series Paper and stamped the sentiment on one of the included stickers. The presents were fussy cut from a sheet of DSP. The pretty gold tinsel trim and star that adorns the top of the tree are also included in this medley. This is a value pack of products that you will be able to create so many Christmas projects and cards with.

    You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Hope I have inspired you to try out the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley with all it’s creative options. Please see the list below and hop through all the blogs to be inspired by all the projects that have been created. 

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    Kre8tors Blog Hop – Brides and Babies

    Hi stampers, 

    Welcome to Stamping Flair and a brand new week. So glad you could stop by my blog. I’m hopping with my friends from the Kre8tors Blog Hop group and we have projects focusing on Brides and Babies. Both such wonderful, happy occasions and what a great reason to make a card. 

    Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

    I’ve chosen the Bride theme and created a fancy fold congratulatory card for a wedding using the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This paper has such a vintage look so I created a vintage feel, Front Flip card.This is a very quick fold to make and decorate. The card base is a single layer. The front flap is scored in half and the back part is adhered to the card base. 

    Front Flip Fancy Fold card, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

    I really love the script paper in this pack and used it on the base. The flap part has another piece of DSP attached to the front and I stamped the inside with images from the For the Love of Felt stamp set. I like this stamp set for it’s simple, clean images and although designed for the coordinating, For the Love of Felt Project Kit, this set has some lovely images, especially for simple stamping. 

    Inside of Flip front card, Kre8tors Blog Hop, Fancy Fold card

    The addition of the Delicate Lace die cut border and the Scalloped Lace Trim just add to the vintage feel of this card. The butterfly has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve gone around the edges of it, as well as the circles and sentiment with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

    Measurements are listed at the bottom of this post. 

    Pressed Petals DSP, Vintage wedding card

    I hope you have enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment below as I love hearing from you. There are fabulous creations in this blog hop so make sure you stop by and have a look. Click on the Next arrow to see what Laura Mackie has prepared.

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    Melissa Tennison USA

    Tricia Butts

    Su Mohr

    Libby Fens

    Sue McDonald

    Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 

    Laura Mackie UK

    Jan Musselman – USA

    Margriet Siekman

    Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

    Jacqui Lawrence UK

    Cheryl Taylor – UK

    Linda Handford

    Alexandra Rauf

    Janey Backer

    Anastasia Radloff

    Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

    Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

    Tracy Marie Lewis

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    All products that I have used to create this card are listed below. The Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper promotion running until 30th September. View all the details here.

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    Measurements

    • Crumb Cake – 14cm x 11cm (card base), 22cm x 8.5cm (scored in half for front flap), scrap (for sentiment)
    • DSP – 13.4cm x 10.4cm, 7.9cm x 10.4cm
    • Pear Pizzazz – circle
    • Very Vanilla – 7.9cm x 10.4cm, circle, butterfly
    • Rich Razzleberry – 4cm x 11cm

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