Birthday Card Using New Lovely Lipstick Foil

I’ve got a bright and fun card to share with today. The Lovely Lipstick foil which I have used on this card is a Sale-A-Bration item. The pack comes with 4 sheets each of Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove foil. I embossed it with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. However instead of using the embossing side of the folder I accidentally used the debossed side of the folder and chose to go with it. Still adds the look of depth but in a different way. How many times have you found that mistakes aren’t really mistakes in crafting.They are inventions and ways for us to get even more creative. 

I used some simple stamping from the Amazing Life stamp set and fussy cut the flower to create interest to the sentiment panel. The Stitched Rectangles are part of the Amazing Life bundle and you can save 10% buy purchasing it as a bundle. It comes with 13 nesting dies and is a set that I find reaching out for so many times. There are so many ways to use it as mattes or as frames and it just adds such a lovely touch with the stitching. 

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Any order of $90 earns a FREE Sale-A-Bration item and there is no limit on the number of items you can get. The more you spend, the more Sale-A-Bration items you can choose. So don’t miss out on your chance to get some fabulous products. 

Step-it-Up Sunday #45 Cupcake Sweetness

Hello and welcome to another new week full of inspiration and fun. What has your week been like? I’m back at school where I work 4 days a week. Start of the year is always hectic and each day zooms by. Cassidy started Year 10 and is now in Senior School, so she’s s got a full year ahead of her. 

Today’s project started off with my choice of a colour – Pineapple Punch. I felt I had neglected it and hadn’t shown it much love at all so I wanted to feature it on my card. I then worked out some colours around it and came up with this colour combination.

The stamp I have chosen is the fun Hello Cupcake from Sale-A-Bration. and you can earn this free with any $90 purchase. This is such a cute set with some fun sentiments.


I created the border for the card with the edge of the cupcake stamp. The design, when stamped alongside each other reminds me of an ice cream truck. Some simple stamping and an addition of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is all you need to complete this quick and easy card. 


I stepped this card up by adding a layer in Gorgeous Grape. Then I fussy cut the icing. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on this card as I felt there was a bit too much purple hues and I needed to balance it up. 


I added a few drops of Pineapple Punch re-inker to the embossing paste to create the ‘frosting’ for this card. A 2″ strip of Pineapple Punch cardstock was punched on either end with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I also embossed this piece with the Oh My Stars embossing folder for an extra celebratory look. 

Note: I have die cut the sentiment with the retired Farmouse die (I forgot these had retired) however, Frosted Bouquet Framelits would probably work well for this. 

Now I feel like a cupcake and a cup of coffee. Yum!

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Step-it-Up Sunday #35 Daisy Delight

Hi friends,

Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by to check out today’s Step-it-Up Sunday. I am mixing the old and new today. Last year when the Daisy Delight bundle came along it fast became a favourite among many. Today I’m combining it with some new favourites from the Holiday catalogue.


You couldn’t get a much quicker card than this one. Attach the Glittered Organdy ribbon using double sided tape. This ribbon is one of those items that you could possibly miss in the Holiday catalogue. It’s on Pg 49 under the Cauldron Bubble  bundle. Now, I’m not into the Halloween theme but some of the products on this page are things I have purchased such as the ribbon, black foil sheets and baker’s boxes because individually those products appealed to me. Each page of the catalogue contains so many beautiful things so it’s good to have a check of all the bits and pieces in each suite.


Stamp the daisy twice in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and punch out. Layer together with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add to the card base and attach a faceted gem to centre of flower.  Stamp the sentiment from Perennial Birthday in Cajun Craze, punch out and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Step-up this card by adding the Buffalo Check background in Cajun Craze. I recommend using the Stamparatus positioning tool for these larger background stamps as it makes it much easier to restamp if you miss a section of the image. Colour in the daisy with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. 



Layer the sentiment panel on Basic Black cardstock. Trim the cardstock to form the back panel as per the photo.


To make this more advanced, use the stamp from Daisy Delight to stamp little dots on the sentiment in Mint Macaron. Add a panel of Country Lane Designer Series Paper behind the ribbon.

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Stamp 3 leaves in Mint Macaron and fussy cut. Fussy cut a can of flowers from the DSP and arrange together with the leaves and the daisy. Colour in the Faceted Gem with the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend.

Have a wonderful week.

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Daisy Punch




Global Design Project #158 Best Route

Today I’m joining in the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. It’s my first time participating in this challenge and I’ve had fun working with this sketch in mind.

I have steered away from the Christmas card theme which I’ve been on lately and created a travel theme card suitable for men.

The products I have used are mostly from the Best Route suite and I added Early Espresso and Crumb into the colour scheme. The Post Script background stamp added another element of travel for this card.

I used one of Memories & More cards in Blueberry Bushel to adhere to the Crumb Cake card base. This particular panel had a felt feel on the stripes. To get more usage out of this card, I punched out various shapes from the centre to use on the small circles as well as other projects. The punched out centre gets hidden behind the other panels and you get more mileage out of your card stock. The grid design paper is another card from the Memories & More card pack which I cut down to suit my project.

To view all the other entries in this challenge click on Global Design Project.

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Quick In-Color Note Cards

This batch of cards came about as a result of some leftover bits of paper I had. I used some of the paper from the 2018-2020 In-Color DSP, Garden Impressions DSP and added sentiments from the Darling Label Punch set. Little cards like this are nice even nice when attached to a gift.

The base cards were made from In-Colour Cardstock and measured 3”x6” folded in half,  I matched the DSP from the In-Color Designer Series Paper to suit each card.  I love our range of Designer Series Paper which are available in each of the colour families. It’s great to have these in varying designs to coordinate with our projects. They work well with the other papers in our range.

The sentiments were stamped and punched out with the Darling Label punch. This bundle comes in a beautiful keepsake box which has 6 stamps, a punch, 2 stamping spots in Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove and a clear block.

Creating the cards was very quick. After adding the main panel of DSP I added other strips of coordinating DSP from the Garden Impression paper stack. Then I added various ribbon and embellishments to enhance the cards. As the paper is bright, it didn’t need a lot of embellishing and some small embellishments added a cute touch to finish these little cards.




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Bubble Over Birthday Card

Today’s colour combination incorporates some bright, fun colours and really makes me think of summer. Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight remind me of fruit punches and Lovely Lipstick is like a slushie.

I used panels of the In-Colour Designer Series Paper to be the base for my bottles. These papers which are available in our entire range of colours are fantastic as there is always a matching DSP to suit your project. Each colour comes in 4 designs.

Two designs can be seen on this card. The Whisper White panel was stamped to create a fun, bubbly look and it brings all the colours together. 

The bottles were stamped and die cut. I wanted the drinks to look like they had just been taken out of the fridge so I die cut them in Vellum. To adhere the Vellum to the base bottle, add the glue under the labels so it won’t be visible. I added a little more glue under the bottle tops which were die cut from foil.

This is a fun summery card and the bottles make it ideal to give as a celebratory card or thank you to a host for a party. 

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