A Vintage Change of Heart

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am loving the From my Heart suite. The heart shaped doilies are a must have for some dainty embellishing. I usually love a doily and these are heart shaped – so sweet.

These doilies come in red and flirty flamingo.From my Heart Suite Over the next week, I’m going to show you some alternative ways to use these. Dress them up or keep it simple – let’s see how these hearts are going to be great on so many projects long after Valentine’s Day is over. 

I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set today. With lovely images of women and children I think this set is perfect for all the wonderful women in our lives and would make lovely Mother’s Day cards.

For the heart on today’s card, I flipped it over to the white side. Then I added some stamped field flowers with Versamark. These were stamped randomly and heat embossed in Copper. Adding Crumb Cake sponging on the heart gives it a vintage look. 

On the Crumb Cake card base I added a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. This Medley is such great value. You get a stamp set, dies, DSP, embellishments, ribbon – everything for you to get creative.

As an ADDED BONUS – purchase the Botanical Prints Product Medley and I’ll throw in 10 free PDF tutorials for you to start creating. I have done all the measurements, instructions and photos so you can just get to the fun stuff. 

The stamped image has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve embellished around it with some vellum leaves die cut from the Animal Friends dies. These are all layered on a piece of Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper – a free offering during Sale-A-Bration.

I am loving the soft feel that this card has with the embossing and sponging on the heart doily. Who would guess that it’s red (or is it pink) underneath? Click on any of the images below to go to my Online Shop. There’s lots of fun products that you can get free with any purchase over $90. 

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Trio of Simple Sketch Japanese Themed Cards

Japanese Temple Handmade card with Power of Hope stamp set

When I first got the Power of Hope bundle I had plenty of use for the Stone embossing folder but I really wasn’t too sure about the stamp set as it really wasn’t my style. However, I started to create with it and I can tell you it is lovely. I love the simple line images and have so many ideas for this set.

I combined this stamp set with the Botanical Prints Medley for a traditional red, black and white colour scheme. For the card above, I used the tree image to create a border along the sides of the card. 

On this card I have used a stamp from the Botanical Prints Medley to create the background. I really love how effective simply stamping in black can be. Then I added a pop of colour with a Real Red Stampin’ Blend.

Power of Hope handmade card with Japanese geisha

This layout is great to use up your leftover Designer Series Paper. I find that when I cut a card front from a 6″x6″ piece of paper, I always have a bit leftover. Using DSP as a border frames your stamped image and then add your sentiment just slightly off centre. 

 

Japanese Temple simple layout card with Power of Hope stamp set by Stampin' Up!

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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%.

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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Stamp ‘N Hop January 2020 – SAB/Mini Catalogue

Hello,
 
Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. I’m hopping with other talented demonstrators from around the world and we are going through the beautiful products in our new Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.
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I’ve chosen 2 Sale-A-Bration products to highlight on my card today. The Power of Hope stamp set is part of a bundle which includes the lovely textured Stone embossing folder. I coloured the image with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it. 
 
 
Power of Hope Stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends
 
The Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper has been used on the background. This is another free offering during Sale-A-Bration. Each pack contains 12 sheets of 12″x12″ paper (2 each of 6 designs). The rhinestones are part of the Holiday Favourites which are carrying over.
 
Handmade card with Japanese girl, Stampin' Up!
 
Take a look at all the Sale-A-Bration items on offer HERE. I hope I have inspired you with our new products. All items I have used are listed below. For more inspiration, hop on through all the blogs. Click on the Next button to visit Cheryl Taylor and see her creation.
  1. Anastasia Radloff – US
  2. Liz Yuille – Old Stables Crafts – UK
  3. Rochelle Laird-Smith – Australia – you are here
  4. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  5. Mo Rootes (UK)
  6. Gez Carpenter – UK
  7. Stacey Marsh – UK
  8. Jenn Charles – US
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- AU
  10. Narelle Fasulo – Australia
  11. Nicole Mahler – US
  12. Melinda Whittington – Australia
  13. Jo Blackman – UK
  14. Laura Mackie UK
  15. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  16. Sandra Herzog (AT)
  17. Sharon Dalton – Australia
  18. Vicky Wright – Australia
  19. Caroline Peck – USA
  20. Stacey Marsh – UK

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

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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Power Of Hope Bundle

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$180 order