Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Game On

Hello and welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share March Blog Hop. Thank you for stopping by my blog Stamping Flair today. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne. Our theme today is projects suitable to give the younger men and older men in our lives.

I had chosen the Game On stamp set which was one of my early picks from the 2020 Annual Catalogue which I loved. I paired it with another fabulous suite from this catalogue which is the World of Good suite. This entire suite is retiring and is definitely one which I’ll be holding onto.

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I have drawn inspiration from Krista Frattin’s card on the Global Design Project #gdp284.

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The set of game cards were heat embossed in White onto one of the World of Good Memories n’ More cards. I coloured in the hearts with the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend and fussy cut the image.

The rest of the card was built around a variety of the Memories n’ More cards in this set with lots of layering. The distressed edge was achieved by running Paper Snips right along the edge.

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By stamping the sentiment on one of the included cards, I was able to achieve a muted tone of Mossy Meadow. Some Brushed Metallic cardstock, together with extra pieces of cards and stickers add some Brass accents to this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed this card and been inspired to try out our range of Memories n’ More cards. . They are great for scrapbooking as well as for cardmaking. Currently Stampin’ Up! has a number of items retiring and these are only available while stocks last.

Next on our hop is the Mo Rootes. Click on the Next button to view her lovely project.

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Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Kim Price

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Mo Rootes

Karen Egan

Tracie St-Louis

Joanna Barnes

Libby Fens

Alison Carter

Susan Simpson

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

Sue McDonald

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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 6

Today’s fun tip for using our Designer Series Paper is all about texture. I am a huge fan of embossing folders as they add instant texture to projects with very little effort. With a single run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine Stampin’ Up!’s various embossing folders will create a raised design on your cardstock or DSP.

Emboss it

This sympathy card uses the Peony Garden suite. I embossed a piece of the marbled paper with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. Add a stamped and die cut image, simple sentiment, ribbon and you’ve got a quick card which has texture to it as well.

Stampin' Up!, Peony Garden DSP, Sympathy Card, Emboss DSP with Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

The By the Dock stamp set is a really fun set and makes great men’s cards. I created a ripple look for the water theme by running some In Good Taste DSP through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. The kayak was coloured in Stampin’ Blends with the jetty stamped in Early Espresso on Soft Suede cardstock.

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Don’t you just love the little fish in the Artistry Blooms DSP water? I coloured the fish with Stampin’ Blends directly over the Designer Series Paper and the colour showed up well over it.

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Join me tomorrow for a Facebook Live at 5pm where I will show you another fun way to use your Designer Series Paper.

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Quick Make Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day is just over a week away and I have some quick make card ideas to share with you to create for a special Dad. I chose A Good Man stamp set as it has images perfect for the occasion. The sentiments will suit whatever you wish to convey to your Dad, Husband, Grandpa and special men in your lives.

Coloured with a selection of Stampin’ Blends these images can coordinate with any Designer Series Paper you choose. I have chosen our selection of 6″x6″ Classic Colours which come in Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and In-Colors

I added a label in Early Espresso cardstock which has been embossed for some extra interest on this card.

The sentiment is just so sweet and perfect to give Dad to show him how valued he is.

I love the Bermuda Bay on this card with the Calypso Coral. Once I coloured the image, I stamped the sentiment randomly around in Calypso Coral for a fun background. Using the Tailored Tag punch, I punched out 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper to create the tabs for some interest.

The bright red on this card together with the polka dots makes it rather cheerful. Express your gratitude to Dad with this sentiment included in the A Good Man stamp set.

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Kre8tors Blog Hop August 2020 – Anniversary

Hi and welcome to Stamping Flair and the monthly Kre8tors Blog Hop. I’m a little bit sad because it’s the last time we’ll be hopping together for the time being. Thank you to Melissa Tennison who has worked so hard putting this blog hop together each month. I’ve had so much fun being a part of it. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

However, we still have all the fun of this month. So make sure you check out all the blogs for lots of inspiration. Our theme is anniversaries. Usually I would create a floral, feminine card but this time I created more with my partner in mind. So my card took on a more masculine feel. 

I started by sponging Granny Apple Green and Misty Moonlight along the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock panel. Then I embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Taking my Versamark ink pad, I roughly ran it down the ends of the cardstock and poured the Gold Embossing Powder over it. I brushed off any excess to achieve a streaky look then heat embossed it. 

The sentiment is the die from the Love You More set and it actually says ‘Love you more than’. I just used the words ‘ Love you’ which I die cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper

I hope you have been inspired by my creation. Please leave me a comment as I would love to hear from you. Next on our hop is Annette Elias. Click on the Next button to see her lovely project. 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jo Blackman

Jan Musselman – USA

Susan Simpson

Anastasia Radloff

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis Canada

Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball – Canada

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL

Sue Allen – Australia

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Reading is Fonts-amental


Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. So glad that you are able to stop over at my blog on this Sunday morning. We have a very interesting theme in the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month. Reading is FONTS-amental. 

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Fonts on projects can set the scene and I did have to do a little bit of thinking for this one as I wanted to capture the ‘Fonts’ in a special way. Was I going to have a sentiment with an interesting font or create multi-coloured letters?There were several choices. I decided on creating an interesting background with fonts.

My card started today with my idea of using the Stampin’ Up! Camouflage stamp set.  As you can see, there is not one bit of font on this stamp so I worked around it. A scrap of copy paper I had on my desk was my next tool in getting together a fun idea I had in my mind. However, I needed to find the write sentiment for it. I settled on a sentiment from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set

I tore the edge of the piece of copy paper so it was uneven and then made another piece the same. This formed my mask for stamping. I just held it lightly in place and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso right down the cardstock, varying the placement of the sentiment. Then I stamped the trees in Pear Pizzazz over this.

Some trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, inked in Pear Pizzazz and edged with Mossy Meadow has been added on top. I coloured the copper kettle and mug in Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends, adding some shading with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. 

For some extra ‘fontness’ I added a banner die cut from the map in the World of Good Designer Series Paper. I like how this tied in with my ‘Happy Trails’ sentiment – perfect for someone who is about to have an adventure. 

Some linen thread and wood leaf embellishments complete this card inspired by nature. 

For more Fonts-amental inspiration make sure you hop through all the blogs. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back here very soon. Click on the Next button to follow onto Brenda Nelson’s blog to see her beautiful project. 

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Lisa Mackey

Tricia Butts

Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes

JoAnn Pollock

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Susan Webster

Fiona Whitehead

Sue Allen

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Brenda Nelson

Alejandra Gomez




Step-it-Up Cards for the Chess Player


It’s been a while since I have done a Step-it-Up card. I used to have a feature of Step-it-Sunday so I thought it would be nice to share a Step-it-Up card again.

I loved the Game On stamp set as I saw it and I knew it would make great cards – especially for guys. The images have a shaded look to them so it automatically adds dimension. I chose the classic red, black and white colour combination for a sleek look. 


I’ve designed this card with the Beginner stamper in mind. However, this card is great for those times when you need a card in a hurry – we all have those times right? I’ve used the Paper Trimmer to cut a panel onto which I stamped the chess pieces. I added a small strip of cardstock with the chess board squares right along in a roughly straight line, Using my eye as a guide was enough as I just wanted a rough background. I added some Antiqued Corners from the World of Good suite to add a vintage feel to the card.

Card for the beginner stamper using Game on Stamp set by Stampin' Up!


This card was stepped- up with the addition of a Gray Granite layer and some World of Good Designer Series Paper. The brass squares on the black take this card up a notch. Then I stamped a strip of paper using a stamp from The Right Triangle stamp set. This is one of my favourite sets as it has a lot of different designs in it which can be used a number of ways. 

The main image has been stamped onto a die cut piece from the Hippo and Friends Dies. Don’t let the name of this die set fool you. It has a few magical animals but the stars, in my opinion, are the nesting dies. These are such a great tool for papercrafting. 

Casual Crafter card with Game On stamp set featuring chess pieces


More detail, for the Avid crafter amongst us or if you would like to take your cardmaking on to the next level. The Whisper White panel has been embossed with the Old World Embossing Folder. Then I ran Gray Granite over it using a sponge dauber which picked up those old edges of the paper. I really love the vintage feel this gives to the card.

Card with chess theme for the Avid crafter with Game on Stamp set

The banners were die cut with the Stitched Rectangles die. I placed the end of the die and re-cut the cardstock to form the banner. 

Some of the chess pieces were fussy cut and mounted with Dimensionals to give a 3D effect. 

3D chess pieces - handmade card

To decorate the inside of the card, I used a scrap piece of paper and laid it on angle as a mask. Then I stamped the image. This gave the partially stamped look. 

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