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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Glue Dots


Step-it-Up Sunday #27 Up and Away


Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and having some relaxation time. The sun is shining today and it’s a lovely day here in the little coastal town of Blind Bight. The days seem to be getting longer and it’s not as dark when I drive home from work, so that’s nice. Spring is on it’s way.

Being up in a hot air balloon would be nice on a clear, sunny day. I’ve got the song ‘Up, Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon’ in my head. Ok, no comments about the age! 

The Up and Away dies and stamps create some great cards for people who like the outdoors and generally a good masculine card. However, on the Advanced card I couldn’t help adding glitter .. oh well!


This simple card layout is very quick to put together. Stamp the images on Whisper White cardstock and layer it onto Poppy Parade cardstock. Then add the strip of Designer Series Paper and mount the stamped panel on top.

Have you seen the Designer Series Paper in our entire range of colours? They are available in 6″x6” packs in each colour family and you will always have DSP to match any project you are making.


To step this card up, add some panels of Whisper White cardstock which have been stamped with the Post Script background stamp in Mint Macaron. Stamp the 3 balloons in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Night of Navy. Die cut. Adhere the Poppy Parade balloon with liquid adhesive and the other 2 balloons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Stamp the Whisper White panel with the Artisan Textures stamp in Pool Party ink. This gives a nice base for the sky.

So this is where I took this card and just had to add glitter to the clouds. Stamp and die cut several clouds. Then take a little Shimmery White Embossing paste and add a couple of drops of Mint Macaron ink refill. Mix well and apply to clouds using a palette knife. Doing this step on a silicon craft mat makes cleaning up easier. 

Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White strip of cardstock. Then die cut a banner from Night of Navy cardstock, cut in half and attach behind the sentiment.

This banner die is very useful in that it die cuts an outer part as well which can be used. You could have the center in one colour and the outer border in another.

Father’s day is next Sunday so if you would like to make some more masculine cards using a fun technique, please join me for class this coming Saturday and enjoy some crafting time.

Have a wonderful week.


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Vintage Typewriter Birthday Note

When I saw this typewriter in the Annual catalogue, I just knew it would make it’s way into my collection of stamps. I love the vintage look of it, and all the other accompanying stamps which can create some amazing looks. 

This typewriter makes me think of my parents. They owned a vintage typewriter many years ago and then they upgraded to an electric one! That was a little bit of modern day luxury in our home. I remember ribbons, correction tape, carbon paper and a distinct smell that typewriters seemed to have. 

My Mama was a great typist but then there was Daddy! He was a super fast typist. Being the organized man he was, any notes and agendas were all typed up. Daddy was a preacher and more often than not his sermon notes were also typed and I still have these.

My card today draws on this colour combination.

I used the alphabet stamp to create a background in Gray Granite and Balmy Blue.On top of this I added a layer of Tranquil Textures DSP. I have found several sheets in this Designer Series Paper Pack work really well on many projects as they muted colours tone in well with so many colours.

The typewriter was stamped in Gray Granite and the doily image was stamped to resemble the printed paper, I remember well, which was used for special letters. Once this was fussy cut, I used a bone folder to curve the ‘letter’. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals in the centre of the ‘letter’ and liquid adhesive at the top to keep the curved shape. 

The doily has been coloured on the reverse in Daffodil Delight to match my card. 

I made a bouquet with the Framelits and added a bow to finish the card.

Reminder, Bonus Days is in during August. Every $90 spent earns you a $9 voucher to spend in September. No limit on the number you can earn so add extra glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ink pads, Ink refills, and trimmer blades to get in on this promotion.    

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