May Class in the Mail is All About Beautiful You

For the month of May I have focused on a lovely stamp set called Beautiful You. Ever since it’s release a couple of years ago it has been extremely popular. This is a 2 set stamp set and is filled with motivational and uplifting sentiments. It features some beautiful images of women and with Mother’s day coming up next week what better stamp set to feature this month than this particular set. 

Beautiful You Stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Stamp image

I have teamed this up with elements from the Love What You do stamp set. This too has words of encouragement and some great floral images. Together these stamp sets come together to create some fabulous cards this month for the women in our lives. Get this kit and you will be making cards in no time because the design has been thought out, so all you need to do is sit down and get crafting. You can even make Mother’s Day cards using these stamp sets and layouts. 

What is Class in the Mail? 

  • It is is a monthly class which I prepare completely for you at no cost. 
  • I plan and design 4 cards, create a document with full instructions which include meaasurements, instructions, colour photos and tips – it is like having me right there helping you. 
  • I provide you with the card bases, cardstock and envelopes required to complete the 4 cards and a handmade card from me which can be re-used. This is provided FREE to qualifying orders. (see details below)
  • It is not a subscription and you can choose in which month you wish to participate
  • The kits can be posted anywhere in Australia
  • You will have the instructions with you to view at any time and you can craft when it suits you. 

How do you participate?

  • Spend a minimum of $60 (prior to shipping) using this Month’s Host Code HJMSKYHV 
  • You can purchase whatever you like in your order. I have provided a list of products I have used to create the 4 cards at the bottom of this post. You can choose to order these products or substitute them with other products of your choice. 
  • Upon receipt of your order, I will send an email to the email address provided in your order with the PDF of the month’s Class in the Mail
  • The cardstock and envelopes will be mailed out to you 
  • If your order exceeds $250 retail value, don’t use the Host Code as you will receive your own Host Rewards. I will still send you the Class in the Mail. 
  • Remember to use the Host Code
  • The PDF is available to purchase separately for $10 for anyone else who wishes to have this handy reference. 

Purchase the PDF which includes complete instructions to create 4 cards. 

 

There are some basic supplies you will need each month. Click on Class in the Mail to view complete details of this great feature where you get to craft with me in the comfort of your home.

These 2 stamp sets are carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue. If  you live in Australia and would like a copy of the full colour catalogue which is filled with ideas and inspiration to get you crafting, please contact me. 

Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalogue

Look forward to crafting with you.


Products Used to Create These Cards

Stamparatus

$85.00

Esad So Long Old Favourites Blog Hop

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog- Stamping Flair. Today, I am participating in a blog hop with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Facebook Group ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators). We are highlighting some of the retiring products from the Annual and Occasions Catalogues and bidding them a fond farewell. You are going to find lots of inspiration as you hop along with us. 

ESAD 2019 April So Long Old Favourites Stampin' Up Blog Hop

My chosen stamp set is Tuscan Vineyard which has been a favourite of mine.I love the beautiful scene depicted in this set and the accompanying images that carry the Mediterranean theme. 

I started off with a piece of Glossy White cardstock and applied a wash with 2 of our retiring In-Colours – Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. Once this dried, I stamped the swirl border in Fresh Fig. Then I used the swirl image from another of my favourite stamp sets – Timeless Textures, inked up sections of it with Versamark and heat embossed in gold to create a luxurious feel.Timeless Textures has been well used in my craft room and I love the various textures and distressed looks this stamp set offers. 

The images from Tuscan Vineyard have been coloured with several Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. These combine to create a lovely focal element on the card. I layered all these together on a piece of Basic Black cardstock which has been embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. You get 2 in this set – one floral and one with leaves of which I chose the folder with leaves as it reminded me of vines.

The Crumb Cake die cut at the back has been a favourite die of mine from the Eclectic Layers Dies. It cuts the image into the cardstock but for this card I cut around it so it could add texture against all those elements. 

Hope this inspires you to work with some of these beautiful retiring products which for me, will always be on my favourites list.

 

Below is a list of all those participating in this Blog Hop. Make sure you stop by each of these blogs to see other beautiful projects. Click on the Next Blog arrow to see what Rebecca Scurr has created for you. 

 

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Bronwyn Eastley
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Katrina Duffell
  4. Lou Kitzelman
  5. Shannon Kissane
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Delys Cram
  8. Lauren Meiklejohn
  9. Cathy Pinchbeck
  10. Sandra Mastello
  11. Richelle Fletcher
  12. Rose Packer
  13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  14. Jo Weedon
  15. Peta Stephen
  16. Lisa Whitehead
  17. Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here
  18. Rebecca Scurr
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Denise Buetler
  21. Monique Fielder
  22. Kelly Kent
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Rebekah Crisp
  25. Maree McIntosh


ESAD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Demonstrator Facebook Group

Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

#tgifc207 Gettin’ Sketchy

Card sketch

As I saw this sketch, the first bundle that came into my mind was the Wonderful Romance bundle. I thought the bunch of flowers from this stamp set would work well on that right corner of the card.

On this project I have used a number of our retiring products from the 2018 -2019 Annual Catalogue and 2019 Occasions catalogue.  See all last chance products here. Retiring stamps are guaranteed to be available until 24th May. All other products are while supplies last. 

The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is my absolute favourite in the Occasions Catalogue. It works well for any type of card whether baby, men, country style – the possibilities are endless. 

The bouquet has been stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and coloured in with an Aqua Painter using ink refills. Aqua painters come in a pack 2 with a medium and large brush tip making it handy to use for painting.  I used our retirng colours Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. My variation on the scalloped border was the leaf border die from the Wonderful Floral framelits. I trimmed this to get the right length and the exact leaves I wanted from it. The Rectangle Stitched Framelits complete this card with a lovely Balmy Blue frame.

#tgifc207 Gettin' sketchy, Wonderful Romance, Gingham Gala, Watercolouring with ink refills

Sketches are great to give you a starting point for creating a card or scrapbook layout. To see how others have interpreted this sketch, click on the challenge image at the start of this post. 

This bundle is on the retiring list and although stamps are guaranteed until 24th May the dies are while supplies last. Want to place an order, click on the link below or on any of the product images … or just message me! Host Code XN6TFXAU.


Product List

A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Your Day

A running stream, a shady tree, ferns, hills just make me think of relaxing. I tend to get drawn to any stamps which have images of scenery in them. Peaceful Place was no different.I just love the tranquility that this image evokes. It makes me think of sitting under that tree and enjoying a picnic. Wouldn’t you just love to sit a while and relax there?

Scenic card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place stamp set, water colours

For this card I did a lot of water colouring – sitting watching tv and crafting, adding layers of colour until I achieved the colours that I wanted. I enjoy colouring in so this was quite relaxing for me. I’ve been using Stampin’ Blends a lot and it was nice to change it up with Water Colours. 

Top Tip
Make sure you use Stazon ink (because it stays on)
when water colouring to ensure colours don’t run. 

I mixed Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point for the stream and the hills were coloured in Old Olive with touches of Bermuda Bay added for shading. The sentiment was heat embossed in White and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Water coloured Peaceful Place stamp set on Shimmery White cardstock

Scenic stamps are a great way to bring out the artist in you. I am in no way good at drawing but I love colouring in and stamps like Peaceful Place work for me. 


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Keeping it Simple with a Card Sketch and Patterned Paper

I have chosen the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper to create my cards today. The card sketch I have chosen is a simple one which allows you to layer your paper and display the different designs. As this paper is bright and has a lot of design I didn’t add a lot extra. Keeping it simple worked well and showed off the pretty paper. The coordinating colours for this paper are Call me Clover, Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White. 

Handy Hint:

On each pack of Designer Series Paper, the coordinating colours are printed on the back of the pack. I always keep this piece of cardstock or write the colours from the sticker onto the piece of cardstock before storing them. This helps with easy colour coordination when making projects. 

Bloom by Bloom suite, Easy card sketch, Stampin' Up!

To offset the busy patterns, I have added a panel of Whisper White cardstock which has been embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  This adds just enough texture without making it too busy. The sentiments use the Label Me Pretty stamp set. Add some enamel dots and these cards are very quick to put together.

Products required to recreate these cards

Heat Tool

$50.00


Enjoy the Simple Moments

Stampin Up Home to Roost Stamp set, Saleabration, Tin Tile embossing folder with tarnished foil technique, ribbon draping

This rooster from the Home to Roost stamp set definitely reminds us to enjoy the simple moments in life. I think of a warm and inviting country home with chooks and fresh air when I see this image. 

I used the tin foil embossing folder on copper foil. Then I applied Jet Black Stazon ink over it followed by Early Espresso, Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder. It was a version of the Tarnished Foil technique. This was what I started with and then I worked out my coordinating colours. 

The rooster has been stamped with Early Espresso and die cut. Then I stamped over this with the Crackle background stamp using Crumb Cake ink which has been stamped off once. I liked the aged look this gave the whole card. I was tossing up between Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide as the ‘other’ colour. The Tranquil Tide I think, works well against the copper background.  

Tarnished Foil technique with Tin Tile embossing folder and hand stamped rooster, Stampin Up Home to Roost stamp set

A combination of embellishments adds to the country charm of this rooster. The Tranquil Tide ribbon is currently on the Clearance Rack and a bargain at $4.90 for 9.1 metres.

Only 2 days left to Sale-A-Brate!

Home to Roost stamp set is only available for 2 more days. Sale-A-Bration ends 31st March. If you wish to place to an order, click on the link below or contact me at [email protected]

Current Host Code for orders under $250 is FBNFPZ9D. Orders over $60 are also eligible to receive the current Class in the Mail FREE.

Supplies needed to create this card 

Home To Roost Cling Stamp Set

FREE with
$90 order
Heat Tool

$50.00
Glue Dots

$8.00