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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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.

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Power Of Hope Bundle

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights #tgifc236

Hi friends,

It’s Melbourne Cup day over here so we get a holiday for a horse race. The horse racing doesn’t interest me in the slightest but a day off is good and it gives me a chance to get some crafting done.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

I’ve created my card for Kylie Bertucci’s international Blog Highlights for November with a theme of encouragement. 

TGIF236 Colour challenge

I was inspired by the colour challenge over at TGIF Challenges. These are such pretty, autumn colours.

I used the dandelion from the Sweet Silhouette dies to create the flower, adding a second flower in Calypso Coral behind the white one. Doing this makes the flowers stand out and creates more depth.

The background was created with embossing paste which was coloured with Crumb Cake ink refill. After the brick had dried, I stamped over it with the leaves from Very Versailles. This is a look that I really like as it adds subtle detail. The Very Versailles stamp set gets a lot of use in my craft room. It’s a great set.

Embossing paste brick background, Stampin up handmade card

The baker’s twine was coloured with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the elements of my card. I used the Woven Heirloom stamp set for the sentiment. The font in this set is so pretty. Then I die cut it with the Stitched Rectangles die. Over this, I stamped the long textured stamp from Woven Heirlooms, stamping off 3 times so it was a subtle background.

All the products I have used to create this card are listed below. Please leave me a comment or question. I’d love to hear from you. The top 10 winners from this blog highlights will take part in a blog hop at the end of the month and this is decided by how many votes we get. If you have a moment, please click on the Vote for Me button below and vote for your favourites. My card is no. 21.

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To an A+ Teacher – Sunday Stamps ssc216

Hi crafty friends,

It’s coming to that time of the year when we start thinking of teacher appreciation gifts and cards. In my daytime job, I work in a school office. At Christmastime it’s such a lovely feeling when everyone exchanges gifts and all the staff pigeon holes are overflowing with cards, chocolates and other lovely surprises. This card using the Harvest Hellos would be the perfect thank you for an A+ (for Awesome) teacher. 

This bundle comprises of the Harvest Hellos stamp set which includes a pumpkin as well which can be punched out with the Apple Builder punch. Purchase the bundle and you save 10% and this applies to all bundles in our catalogues. This makes a nice saving.

Teacher thank you card with apple coloured with Stampin' Blends

The apple and leaf have been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with a combination of Stampin’ Blends. Then these were punched out and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stem has been punched out from Early Espresso cardstock.

I used the Stitched Labels dies for my sentiment and embellished the cards with the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels which are another one of what I call, ‘hidden gems’ on Pg 58 of the Holiday Catalogue. 

A+ Teacher Apple Thank you card

My card has been inspired by the Sunday Stamps Sketch Fun Challenge. Teacher Appreciation card Sunday Stamps Sketch Fun SSC216

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Measurements

  • Early Espresso – Card Base 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half), scrap for apple stem
  • Pacific Point – 7cm x 7cm (scalloped circle)
  • Whisper White – 7cm x 7cm (circle), extra for apple 
  • Granny Apple Green – scrap for sentiment
  • DSP – 14.4cm x 10.1cm (mat layer)
  • DSP – 14.4cm x 1cm (2 pieces)

Sunday Stamps Top Cup

All products that I have used for this card are listed below. You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order. If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to share my love of papercrafting with you.

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Fancy a Spot of Tea?

Hi everyone,

Are you glad it’s the weekend? I definitely am. I’ve had a lovely craft class yesterday making some Christmas projects. We even celebrated a birthday and had birthday cake.  The rest of this weekend I will be preparing for the Craft Alive show in Morwell which runs from Friday to Sunday next week. 

I’ve been inspired by a couple of challenges for this card. I started off with the Just Add Ink Challenge of Just Add “H” – this could be a technique, stamp set, background, object. 

Just Add Ink - Just Add H

These challenges always makes me feel like I need to browse through a dictionary because I want to pick something unusual. Flipping through my stamp sets, I came across the Tea Together stamp set and my brain just went “High tea”. So there you have it – my “H” component. 

High Tea with Tea Together stamp set by Stampin Up

My layout was inspired by the Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge sketch which provided so many possibilities. Sketches are great to work with as it gives your project some direction to go in.

Inspire Create Challenge - Sketch Challenge

To start off, I stamped the images on Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped off on scrap paper first and then stamped the image to have a lighter outline. This is my first attempt at some no-line watercolouring. Using an Aqua Painter and ink refills, I added Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and a little bit of Pretty Peacock to highlight the images blending the stamped outline.  I left the layers to dry a little between colours. To get a nice water colour look, create a wash with the colours so they are not intense but instead a bit runny.

Teapot and Cup and saucer watercoloured with ink refills

Leave the images to dry and make sure it’s completely dry by using your heat tool. Then run them through the die cutting machine. I masked the bottom of the images with post-it-notes and stamped the leaf image – once in full strength and once second stamping. I love how this little tea set turned out. 

The Gray Granite Designer Series Paper is from the Come to Gather pack and is one of those sheets that could get lost among the darker, Autumn colours in this pack. It’s what I call, a hidden gem – something that could be missed in the catalogue . As we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia it’s easy to flick past some of these pages. These papers are beautiful and there are some sheets in neutral shades which are great for so many projects. 

Finally I added the Balmy Blue Gingham from our Subtles Designer Series Pack and some of the Gray Granite Textured Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Host stamp set – Time for Tags and I’ve die cut it with the tag from the Cup of Cheer dies. I’ve stamped the tag with the frame stamp from Very Versailles which is a lovely set to add texture to your cards. 

Watercolour wash using aqua painters and Stampin' Up! ink refills on Shimmery White cardstock

Now all I need are my scones and chicken and cucumber sandwiches!

Measurements 

  • Gray Granite – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored in half)
  • Shimmery White – 16.5cm x 8.5cm 
  • Come to Gather DSP – 12cm x 10.5
  • Gingham – 2cm x 10.5cm (2 strips)
  • Whisper White – scrap (for tag)

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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly

 

The top 10 winners from this blog highlight will get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be part of this and would really appreciate you taking a moment to vote for my project. 

Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

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All products that I have used and measurements for this card are listed below.  You can purchase any of 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).

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Measurements

  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm

 

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