Welcome to Stamping Flair on this lovely Saturday morning in Blind Bight, Victoria. I’m hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world in the Stamp N’ Hop blog hop. Our projects will be all about the little folk in our lives – babies, todddlers, young ones.
Although Autumn here in Melbourne, we’ve been getting a few warm days this past week so I created a card along the beach theme. Children enjoy spending summer days at the beach and I thought this would make for a bright and cheery card. These two little girls make me imagine that they are sisters enjoying a family holiday. I can just hear them chattering with excitement as they talk about the beautiful sand castle they are building.
After selecting which stamp set I wanted to use, my next decision was a main colour. I chose Pineapple Punch as I have not used it a lot and it will be retiring in a couple of months. So I thought I’d show it some love.
I had an oval which I had previously cut from the Heirloom Frames Dies which I then embossed with the 3D embossing folder that is included with the Dies. I then went over the embossing in Pineapple Punch ink using a sponge dauber. This really picked up the beautiful embossed pattern even more. I added an extra Pineapple Punch oval frame cutout from the Layering Ovals dies to create the inner frame.
The shells were stamped in Balmy on a bit of left over Shimmery White cardstock I had which had been sponged with Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue and then spritzed. These were layered on elements and a sentiment from the Kerchief Card kit. **
Products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post. I’ve had lots of fun creating this summery card for the little loves in our lives and I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Let me know what you liked about it – I’d love to hear your comments and answer any questions you may have. Next on our hop is Jill Chapman. Click on the Next button to see her lovely project.
**Since this card was made, the Kerchief Card Kit is no longer available. There are several other items that are still available in the Sale-A-Bration offering where you can get a free product with every $90 order increment. I have a couple of Kerchief Card Kits available. So if this is an item that you would like, I am happy to offer this to you as your Sale-A-Bration reward with your $90 order. Please contact me to place order instead of placing it online. Click on image to view all Sale-A-Bration Rewards available.
If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love the opportunity to assist you with your crafting.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Tennison USA
Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here
Laura Mackie UK
Jan Musselman – USA
Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Cheryl Taylor – UK
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.
You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.
Current Host Code: 3B72E4AJ
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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Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.
- 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
I’ve got a super cute set of mini cards to show you today.
Creating these card were fun and very easy. I wanted to showcase the 2019-2020 In-Colours of Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose and Terracotta Tile. The card base is 6″x3″ scored in half. I then cut the coordinating Designer Series Paper to 2 7/8 ” square..The images are from the Time for Tags stamp which were then punched out with the Timeless Label punch.
Colouring these in was really quick with Stampin’ Write markers. There are markers to match every colour ink pad we have, so colour coordination is made very easy.
Time for Tags Stamp Set
This is a Host stamp set which can be found on page 206 of the Annual Catalogue. It has such fun images and sentiments suited for birthdays, babies, celebrations, just because…. anything. Host stamp sets can be purchased only with Stampin’ Rewards.
How do I earn Stampin’ Rewards?
Any orders with a retail value of $250 receives a minimum 10% Stampin’ Rewards. This increases by tiers according to the dollar value of your order.
- The first way is to place an order for a minimum $250 or
- Host a Stampin’ Up! party – get a few friends together and have a bit of crafting time. I’ll organize the supplies and you will receive the Stampin’ Rewards from sales through that party
The Stampin’ Rewards earned can be used to purchased Host stamp sets or anything else in the catalogue.
Plus you’ve got another 3 days to earn Bonus coupons. Every $90 spent in July will earn you a $9 coupon to spend in August. There is no limit to the vouchers you can earn.
All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.
Current Host Code: UHXRSHYC
All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.
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.
Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.
It’s been a while folks. Sickness got me and I’m still not doing the best. Hope this winter weather doesn’t get you down with colds and nasties.
Cassidy celebrated her 16th birthday last week as well. It’s been lovely celebrating this special young lady who brings so much joy to me. She is filled with so much love and kindness and has a generous and forgiving spirit. Cassidy got a fun makeover with highlights in her hair for the first time so that was very exciting and she had some friends over to celebrate and enjoyed a fun time last weekend. Here she is all dressed up and getting a bit of a photoshoot done.
The background for this card was created by Cassidy. One day I was creating a water colour wash and she thought it looked like fun. So she asked if she could make one too. Of course I said she could. She picked her colours and created this lovely background on Shimmery White cardstock. Isn’t it beautiful? Then she said ‘Mum, you can use it on one of your cards if you like’. So I liked and here is the card I made using it.
The water colour wash was created with Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana. This time Cassidy used Clear stamp blocks to ink up the colour. You could also use this technique with ink refills. Then then using an aqua painter she made the colours runny and easy to apply so no harsh lines appeared.
I thought this mermaid was ideal for this background with the water colour background and it’s lovely colours. Instead of just leaving the panel of cardstock as it was, I cut it in half and die cut the edges and added an embossed Coastal Cabana panel behind it. The Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder looks like bubbles in water – perfect for my mermaid.
To colour her in, I combined several Stampin’ Blends and really worked all the colours in together. I started with Light Highland Heather and then blended the darker colour. When it came to adding Lovely Lipstick, after colouring it in, I then went over it with Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo to blend the colours in. A brush of Wink of Stella over her skirt adds the mermaid shimmer to it.
I stamped the sentiment directly onto the cardstock as I wanted to keep it fairly simple and let the background and mermaid stand out. Every little girl would love some Mermaid kisses for their birthday, I’m sure.
The Stamparatus is very useful when stamping on Shimmery White cardstock or Watercolour paper. As it is more porous, I find that the ink doesn’t take straight away and may leave you with a half-stamped sentiment. Using the Stamparatus gives you the option of re-stamping again and again.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Cassidy-Rochelle creation and definitely give this watercolour wash a whirl. It’s a lot of fun.
I’m participating in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge this week. I love working with sketches as it gives me a starting point but yet so many options to work with.
I chose my bunny friend from Fable Friends for this card. This time creating a newborn card and using the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set.
I added Soft Sea Foam to the Country Floral Embossing Folder before running through the Big Shot to create the background. I’m really loving this effect. It’s so pretty and soft. I stamped the bunny then masked off it off to stamp around it using the Artisan Textures stamp. The jacket has been coloured with Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends and the bunny in Early Espresso Water Colour pencil. I used Whisper White cardstock and gently blended it in using a Blender pen.
As I didn’t have any So Saffron ribbon and felt the card needed it, I coloured the tulle ribbon with a sponge dauber. The soft look suits this baby card.
Embossing the envelope added a nice touch to create a matching look.
Stop by the Just Add Ink blog to view the other creative entries using this sketch.
I chose to use one of my Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ from the Occasions Catalogue to create this card. These cute ducks are from The Fable Friends stamp set. It’s so cute and is reminiscent of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. I just love the cute images which can be coloured and brought to life. With Easter, baby and friendship sentiments, this is a stamp set that can be used for various occasions.
I so enjoyed colouring in this duck family. Stampin’ Blends make the job of colouring and shading so easy. Don’t you love the duck with his cowboy hat? Super cute!
I coloured in the mother duck and did some paper piecing using Flirty Flaming Designer Series Paper. Then I added some lace to her collar and pocket by trimming part of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim. The sentiment has been layered on a die cut from the Stitched Labels dies which I cut in half and trimmed to fit behind the oval
This card was created for the Global Design Project Challenge sketch challenge. Hop on to the GDP site to see the other projects created for this sketch.