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aWow Blog Hop – Cas(e) the Mini Switcharoo

Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are a group of crafters around the world who love Stampin’ Up! products and on the second Wednesday of each month, you will get to enjoy what we have to share. Thank you to Angie Mackenzie for all the organization you put into this month after month. I love taking part in this hop and enjoy all the themes that you come up with.

This month our theme is to Case(e) a project from the Mini Catalogue and switch out the stamp set and colour. I’ve chosen the box on Page 41 to case.

I took the layout and made it into a card using the In the Moment stamp set. I fussy cut the image and coloured with Stampin’ Blends then added the girl onto the leafy die cut from the Birds & More dies. The cushions were stamped and cut out from Subtles DSP.

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To create the Fresh Freesia and White panel I used some Fresh Freesia card scrap and cut it into 1cm strips. I added it across a panel of Basic White cardstock (I eyeballed this as I couldn’t be bothered measuring it!). This is a great way of using up scraps of both cardstock and DSP and creates interesting backgrounds.

To finish off I added some of the White Frayed Ribbon which I cut in half (which frayed it even more).

Currently, every $90 you spend in store will earn you a free Sale-A-Bration reward. This offer is available until 28th February. All products I have used are listed at the end of this post.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to try something new. Next on our hop is the talented Cheryll Miller. Please visit all the participant blogs for lots of inspiration.

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Here is our amazing team

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com




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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Sketch Challenge

Hello and a Blessed Sunday to you from Melbourne.

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Welcome to our Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop where we have a Sketch Challenge. For an added challenge we could add some ‘shimmer and shine’ as well.

I wanted to create a card with a soft colour palette and yet adding some shimmer. For the border at the bottom, I layered 2 strips of Designer Series Paper. The Gray from the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP tied in with the card base and balanced out with the pinks.

The flowers were stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with a combination of Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

Then I decided to experiment with Embossing Paste and masks. I applied the paste over a mask and then applied the Gilded Leafing over it. The paste makes it stick. I used my fingers to smoothen the Leafing out.

In this photo you can see the rough shape of the doily image which is formed by the Gilded Leafing which adds an interesting background and I was rather happy with the look.

This piece of Cardstock was layered onto another piece of Basic White Cardstock which was blended with Blushing Bride ink for a softer look.

I used part of a sentiment from the Host Better Place stamp set, cutting it down to size and layering it onto 2 extra pieces of Basic Black Cardstock to give it more stability.

I have listed the products I have used on this card at the bottom of this post. During Sale-A-Bration, which runs until 28th February, all orders over $90, will earn a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared. Please follow onto Annette Ball’s blog by clicking on the ‘Next’ button and please leave us a comment as you check out all the beautiful creations.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Susan Simpson  ●  Donna Lester

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Leonie Stuart  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Jill Chapman

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Chris Smith

Jo Blackman  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Kirsty Patrick

Mo Rootes  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball




If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

Example: You will get a free product with the following combination

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Let’s Celebrate Everything

Happy New Year! It’s my first blog post for 2022 and I think this sentiment from the Eden’s Garden stamp set is so appropriate as we embark on this year ahead of us. Fresh beginnings and so much to look forward to this year.

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I’ve used the Eden’s Garden Collection to create this card. The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper and the Garden Gems will retire today (available while stocks last). However, the Eden’s Garden bundle will be carrying over into the January-June catalogue. If you would like a catalogue please complete your details here.

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To create this card

  • Adhere DSP panel to Basic White card base
  • Emboss the Basic White Cards with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and adhere to card
  • Stamp the floral image in Bumblebee ink twice in the centre, rotating the stamp
  • Stamp another flower in Bumblebee on Basic White Cardstock and fussy cut.
  • Tear a strip of DSP and Evening Evergreen Cardstock. Adhere to card
  • Die cut some leaves from Cork paper and add to card
  • Mount the fussy cut flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Heat emboss sentiment in White on Evening Evergreen Cardstock.
    Die cut with label from Tasteful Labels Deis and attach to card with a Stampin’ Dimensional on left and glue on right so that it sits evenly on card.
  • Cut a length of Fine Art ribbon in half lengthways.
    Take these 2 pieces and a length of Gingham Ribbon and tie a double bow.
    Attach to card with glue dot.

*Retiring today – Ever Eden DSP, Cork Specialty Paper

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aWow Blog Hop – Something New, Something Old

Hi friends, Welcome to our final Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for the year. Each month on the second Wednesday, we share inspiration from around each of our corner of the world.

Our theme is so fitting for this time of the year where we say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. At Stampin’ Up!, we are celebrating the launch of a new catalogue and saying goodbye to old favourites. I’ve endeavoured to share this in my card today with a mix of retiring and new products.

My inspiration for this card came from a mood board I had seen. Each month I give my team some Creative Challenges and I set this as an inspiration challenge.

My layout inspiration was the square cushion and I chose the Ever Eden DSP for the centre panel. I loved the Blackberry Bliss cushion in there (who else views the world in Stampin’ Up! Colours?) and decided on that as it was an unusual colour palette.

I chose the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set with it’s beautiful autumnal leaves with lovely texture-look images for my focal image.

I sponged a piece of Basic White Cardstock with Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede and Garden Green (picking up on colours from my inspiration photo). Then I die cut the leaves.

I stamped the large dotted image in Versamark over the die cut leaves and heat embossed in gold. That splattering of gold just adds a little something to those leaves which I love.

The sentiment is from the …..stamp set which we got in our swag box from our last Stampin’ Up! conference. Do you love those butterflies? How sweet are they? That was another gift we got at our conference. I’m going to be using those butterflies a lot in the next few months.

For a full list of products used please scroll to the bottom of this post. Today only, you get FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45 so it’s a great time to get your favourite products.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and please click on the Next Blog button to view the talent of Cheryl Miller.

Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

Graduation Card for Cassidy

Last Thursday I had the honour of attending my daughter, Cassidy’s graduation ceremony. After spending the majority of the last 2 years of High School in lockdown, it was so wonderful to see her graduate and complete her schooling.

Just a week before the event she was allowed to take 1 guest and I was blessed to be able to attend this event with her and share in the celebrations.

She also received the College Performing Arts award which was such a joy as her love for music and drama have been a constant throughout her schooling.

I created this card in the College colours of purple and silver to commemorate the occasion, adding some stars to coordinate with the stars on the College logo.

A combination of stars from the Christmas Trimmings and Christmas Layers dies were used. I cut several out of Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Silver to create a cluster.

Of course, I had to add embossing with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder for that extra personal touch for Cassidy. Isn’t that the beauty of handmade cards? We can personalise it for the recipient. The sentiment on the inside from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set was perfect for the occasion as we were celebrating Cassidy and her accomplishments and this was all for her.

You can make this card at home with the products listed below. Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button to go to my Online Store or contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or Email: stampingflair@yahoo.com to place your order.

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Remembering our Heroes

Today we remember the incredible sacrifices made by many for our freedom. On Remembrance Day, I couldn’t go past the Painted Poppies stamp set to create this card to show appreciation to those who have done so much for our country and continue to do so in order that we can enjoy all it has to offer.

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The poppies have been stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I added some Old Olive and Pool Party ink around the poppies with a Blending Brush.

The sentiment was heat embossed in White on Poppy Parade cardstock. Then layered on a label from the Eden Dies. These dies along with the stamp set are an early release from our January – June catalogue. The other coordinating products in this Collection are only available while supplies last.

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Get the entire Eden’s Garden collection which includes limited release Designer Series Paper, Cottong Paper and Embellishments while supplies last.

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