Cheerful Koala Card

Happy Australia Day!

What a wonderful country to live in and I am so grateful I am here. This is my land by adoption. I was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia when I was 13. I am so grateful for the peace in this beautiful country and for the opportunities that I have here. 

To celebrate I thought I’d make this fun card using the cute koala from the Birthday Bonanza Suite which is on Page 32-34 of the Mini Catalogue. It uses the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper and even the koala is from it. 

I love the fun colours of this suite and the papers make great birthday cards as they are bright and cheerful. I have fussy cut the koala because I haven’t got the dies as yet. It’s pretty easy to do. However, if you want to stamp this koala in any colour and die cut him then I would suggest that you get the Bonanza Buddies Bundle. Buying this as a bundle will save you 10%.

Tip:
Look out for the starburst with the 10% throughout the catalogue. This indicates a saving of 10% on bundles. (Rather than buying the stamp set and coordinating dies/punches separately)

I used the ‘Direct to Stamp’ colouring technique to create the multi-coloured sentiment. 

The metallic bakers twine and sequins which I have used to embellish this card is from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and is one of the freebies you can get with a $90 order.

For example:

Cheerful Koala, Sale-A-Bration, free product

Listed below are all the products I have used to create this card, Click on any of the images to be taken to my Online Store. Orders over $250 receive Stampin’ Rewards as well so don’t use the Host Code. For all other orders please use Host Code DSSQDFZK

Orders over $90 earn a Sale-A-Bration reward and all orders over $50 earn Loyalty points.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop January 2020 – Sale-A-Bration

Hi Friends,

Today I’m hopping with fellow demonstrators from around the world in the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and we are showcasing all things Sale-A-Bration. 

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, January 2020, Sale-A-Bration

So what is ‘Sale-A-Bration? It’s the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. In Australia, for every $90 you spend you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. So these are the products you will see highlighted in all our blogs today.

I have chosen the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for my projects

 

I coordinated these products with the Peaceful Poppies Elements to add a lovely chic black touch to them. These projects involved a bit of fussy cutting but come 4th of February you don’t need to worry as coordinating dies are available. So no more fussy cutting for this cake image.

The large cake creates a lovely focal point for cards and with the choice of sentiments, it’s suitable for any occasion.

I had a bit of leftover Peaceful Poppies Elements border which I couldn’t bear to throw away so I added it to my gift tag which coordinates with the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again. All products I have used on the projects are listed below. Please stop by all the blog hop participants for more inspiration with your Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Click on the Next button to see what Laura has created for you.

 

Sandra Roberts

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen

 

All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken direct to my Online Store. Spend $90 get a free Sale-A-Bration goodie.

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK

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Kre8tors Blog Hop January 2020 – SAB & Mini Catalogue

Hi,

Today I’m hopping with other demonstrators for the Kre8tors blog hop. I’m really glad that you are able to visit my blog to see what I’ve created.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

We are using products from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues to create our projects. I chose a particular stamp set which stands out for me.

Apart from my love of papercrafting, all my life I have been surrounded by music. My mum was a music teacher and together with her and my sister, we used to sing trios at our church. My partner, Adrian is a music teacher and accompanist for choirs and my daughter also enjoys playing clarinet, guitar and singing. So I don’t think it’s a surprise that my favourite stamp set in the Mini Catalogue is Music from the Heart. I love the images and sentiments which are just so apt for the music lover. 

Music from the Heart, Music Notes Stamp Set, Treble Clef, Musician

I have created a fun set of note cards using this stamp set and focused on the hearts. It’s so easy to create lots of cards as there are a lot of images. 

I’ve used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to create a colourful background. The clear Epoxy Heart droplets were coloured with the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend. I coloured them with about 3 layers to get a good coverage.

Best Dressed DSP used to create a music card with keyboard

I just love the sentiment of this next card – it’s bound to cheer someone’s spirits. Those birds are so cute and add just a lovely touch to the card. 

Forget your trebles handmade card with die cut hearts

This stamp set just makes cardmaking quick and I just couldn’t stop as I had so many ideas. The variety of stamps that come in this set make it so easy to do background stamping and create fun, individual patterns on paper.

Background stamping creates music Designer Series Paper, Music from the Heart

I love this image of the grand piano with the heart and that sentiment would make it a great Valentine’s Day card. 

Grand piano card, Stampin' Up!

Music from the Heart is a stamp set for all occasions. I hope this inspires you have a play with this beautiful stamp set which has been inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dawn Olchefske. Please leave me a comment as I love hearing from you.

All products used to create these cards are listed below. Next on our blog hop is Cheryl Hamilton and you can visit her blog by clicking on the Next button. All participants in the blog hop are listed below. Please stop by and show them some love.  

Kre8tors next Button

Melissa Tennison USA

Su Mohr

Janey Backer USA

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Alexandra Rauf

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Tricia Butts

Sue McDonald

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!

Jan Musselman – USA

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Nicole Mahler

Michelle Bryant

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

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Sale-A-Bration is a great time to get more of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products for free. You choose any item you want from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $90 you spend in my Online store. All orders made during Sale-A-Bration which are $90 and over earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

Loyalty Points

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK

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ESAD 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Hi,

Happy new year! Welcome to Stamping Flair and the ESAD Mini Catalogue Blog Hop. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Blind Bight down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

What is ESAD

I am so excited to be able to share with you some cards that I’ve made from the beautiful new Mini Catalogue that we have and the additional Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

I’ve chosen the Tropical Oasis suite to feature today – it’s my favourite. I think it’s the beautiful colours combined with a touch of vintage and floral – everything that I just love. 

 

Tropical Oasis Suite, Stampin' Up!

The suite consists of a stamps and dies, Embossing Folder, trinkets, Memories & More card pack,
Burlap Trim and Saddle Brown Stazon ink  (Product Code #153941)

For my first card, I have fussy cut some elements from the Memories & More card pack. The edges of my card base and fussy cut images have been distressed with the Saddle Brown ink. I am loving this colour – it is unlike any of the browns in our Classic range.

I embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder. Doesn’t that pattern just make you feel like you’re in the tropics? Then I added Pear Pizzazz ink over it using a sponge dauber. I used the debossed side of the embossing folder which then picked up the raised lines of the pattern.

I think this card would make a great bon voyage or happy retirement card.

My next card features the beautiful stamp set and the feature flower in it. I stamped it on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper in Saddle Brown Stazon ink. Stazon ink is required when watercolouring. 

A combination of these watercolours were used for the flower and 3 leaves.

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Melon Mambo
  • Early Espresso
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Old Olive
  • Garden Green

When you’ve got another stamp set that has the word ‘tropical’ in it, the combining of products from the Tropical Chic stamp set was something that just had to be done. I love how the leaves coordinate and there’s even a sheet of DSP that matches. 

My sentiment was stamped on a label made with the Label Me Lovely punch. I extended this label and created a matte in Grapefruit Grove. You can create any size label you like. All you need is a strip of cardstock that is 5cm wide. Then insert into the punch from the top so only one end is getting punched. Do the same for the other side and you have a custom label.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you have been inspired with the projects I have shared with you today. All products used are listed at the end of this post. Next on the hop is Denise Buetler. Click on the Next button to see what lovely project she has for you. Make sure you stop by all our participants and we would appreciate if you take a moment to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you.

ESAD Next Blog

Blog participant List:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Shannon Kissane
  3. Rochelle Laird-SmithYou are here 
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Bronwyn Eastley
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Libby Dyson
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Jenny Hayward
  15. Mae Collins
  16. Cheryl Algie
  17. Richelle Fletcher
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Kayla McCreadie
  20. Jenny Bowman
  21. Charmaine Black
  22. Sharon Dalton

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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.

Kre8tors next Button

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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Woven Threads Butterfly Card

Hi friends, 

I have another Woven Threads card for you today. This too follows a very simple layout to show the beauty of the paper. You can view the other Woven Threads card I made here.

To create this card, I layered some Designer Series Paper on cardstock. The doily was fussy cut from another sheet to be part of the focal image. Designer Series Paper has so many options and fussy cutting sections, like I have done here, gives you another way to use it.

Woven Thread DSP, Vintage look card

I head embossed the butterfly on Vellum cardstock and then added a Seaside Spray butterfly behind it. Vellum adds a soft touch. To adhere the vellum to the base butterfly, I just added some liquid glue in the centre and bent the wings very slightly so they stayed up.

Handmade card with heat embossed butterfly

I got this paper quite late after it was released and have only recently started using it. I am loving the colours, distressed look and vintage feel of this paper. If you would like to get this paper for free, today is the last day of our Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  Click on any of the images to shop in my Online Store. There is no limit on what you can order.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper Promotion  

Ends today

 

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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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.

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:

    • Terracotta Tile – 21cm x 14.8cm
    • Seaside Spray -6cm x 9.5cm (Stitched Rectangle), scraps (butterfly)
    • Whisper White – Scrap (lace border)
    • Vellum – Scrap (butterfly)
    • DSP – 9.3cm x 9.9cm, 5cm x 8.5cm (Stitched Rectangle), Doily

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