Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 6

We’re continuing our fun today with the our Countdown to the end of Sale-A-Bration. The Corner Bouquet stamp set is one that could be easily overlooked as by just looking at the cover, it doesn’t look that interesting. However, there are so many beautiful techniques that can be achieved with this set.

Simple, yet elegant this card makes use of 3 Sale-A-Bration items – including the Heal your Heart stamp Set and Flower & Field DSP. Adding a few layers with some simple stamping can create quick and beautiful cards.

Here’s another card with a simple layout which can be duplicated. Simple stamping makes mass production of cards a breeze. We all need so many thank you cards don’t we?

This sentiment is so apt for the times we are in at this moment. Some direct to stamp technique with our Stampin’ Write Markers make creating multi coloured images really easy. You can see me make all these cards by clicking below to watch the video.

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Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 8

Day 8 of my Countdown to the end of Sale-A-Bration brings together the lovely Flower & Field DSP and the Host Punch Party Stamp Set. A host stamp set can be earned with any $500 order or with a total of $500 in workshop orders. So if you and a few friends want to get together next week via a Facebook Party (yes, it can be done!) and your sales reach $500, this is another way in which you can get this handy set.

It’s called a Punch Party because it coordinates with our Heart, Double Ovals and Postage stamp punches so all your favourite punches get together in one stamp set. So good.

10 Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration Day 8, Flower & Field DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU, Punch Party Host Stamp Set, Daisy

I must say, this particular sheet of DSP was a bit too strong for my liking with the black but I challenged myself to use it. By adding Pool Party to break the darker tones, it softened the look of the card. I punched 3 daisies and sponged on So Saffron and Pool Party to blend with the daisies in the background.

10 Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration Day 8, Flower & Field DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU, Punch Party Host Stamp Set, Daisy

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Thankful for You

It’s time for our November Joy of Sets Blog Hop. We are sharing some Thank You cards with you this month. I think it’s very important to express our gratitude to those around us. There are so many people we come across in our daily lives that lift us up. It could be a family member, work colleague, neighbour, sales assistant, doctor, nurse and the list goes on.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, November 2020, Thankful for you

Today I’ve got a stack of cards which take on the same layout and use the same stamp sets.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, Thankful for you, November 2020, Hippo & Friends Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Playing with Patterns, SU, Hippo

The Hippo Happiness Bundle has many cute little characters which are cut out with the coordinating dies. I really like the many label options that are part of this die set as well, which I’ve used on my stack of cards.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, Thankful for you, November 2020, Hippo & Friends Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Playing with Patterns, Butterfly

These cute animals and characters are stamped with the two-step stamping method. It’s actually three-step stamping as you need to add the details on their faces. I love how this just gives them personality. For some of the images I used the same ink colour stamped off to achieve a lighter colour. For other images I used 2 colours. Two-step stamping provides a quick method of colouring images.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, Thankful for you, November 2020, Hippo & Friends Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Playing with Patterns, Sheep handmade card

The fun Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper was just perfect for these sweet characters. I chose the Rainbow Glimmer paper for my labels as the colours tied in well with the DSP.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, Thankful for you, November 2020, Hippo & Friends Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Playing with Patterns, unicorn handmade card

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope these cards have given you some ideas and inspiration to create a batch of Thank You cards ready to hand out.

Next on our hop is Fiona Whitehead. Click on the Next Blog button to view her lovely cards.

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Angie McKenzie

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

Vicki Milyard

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Linda Moore

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Fiona Whitehead

Alejandra Gomez

Mo Rootes


Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Gilded Autumn

Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop for October. Our theme this month is Autumn or Halloween. I have chosen the beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to showcase autumn today.

My card started off with my concept of wanting to use the curtain fold on my card. Over this past week, I’ve been showcasing a series called Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper on my blog. Throughout this series, I’ve been sharing ideas and tips for making the most of your DSP.

The curtain fold is great because it shows both sides of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. Particularly with specialty paper such as this, it’s a shame not to be able to see both sides.

I folded the paper at 3cm, 4.5cm, 7.5cm, 9cm, 12cm and so on continuing on a length of DSP which was 26cm long. This gave me sufficient to go across my cardstock. I made a mark with a pencil at 4.5cm from the top on the right side and 2.5cm from the bottom left. Then I cut my paper across at these 2 points. Mountain and valley fold your score lines to form the curtain fold.

I added a pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos which I coloured with Stampin’ Blends. This stamp set also has an apple in the set which coordinates with the matching Apple Builder punch. A few extra leaves were added, including some Brushed Metallic leaves.

This beautiful paper is a must have as it’s copper and gold foil accents adds a richness which enhances the autumn colours of this suite.

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have listed all the products I have used at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about this technique or any products I have used, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Click on the next button to view Jo Blackman’s beautiful project and follow the blog hop through for lots of inspiration.

Jo Blackman

Kim Price

Annette Elias

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tracie St-Louis

Alison Carter

Karen Egan

Kirsty Pattrick

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Libby Fens

Susan Simpson

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Jill Chapman

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 4

Designer Series Paper can come in a variety of colours, designs and patterns and sometimes it has beautiful graduated shades or scenes on them. You can add even more interest to your DSP by stamping on it. Day 4 of my Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper brings you the simplicity of stamping to add that little bit extra to make your paper look different.

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Woodgrain paper is always a favourite of mine as it coordinates so well with a variety of projects. On this card, I used the wood textured paper from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

I used the holly from the Joyful Holly stamp set to stamp a border in Old Olive and added some stars in Terracotta Tile. I love how this adds that special touch to the DSP.

The poinsettia petals were die cut from Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured with Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink refills. I love watercolouring as it’s just such an easy way to create a blend of colours and it makes you look like an artist when all you have actually done is swished some colours together.

Once the petals are dry, use a bone folder to curl those petals up for a realistic flower.

I’ve gone non-traditional again for this card, throwing in some Magenta Madness into the mix of Autumn colours. The speckled sheet from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper has got enough blank space to stamp over without looking busy. I think the speckled look just adds to the texture of the frame in the centre.

Combined with some coordinating ribbon and punched out autumn leaves, this card with it’s delicate lace frame shows another way to stamp your Designer Series Paper and get more use out of it.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – October 2020

Welcome to our monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop. Our colour challenge this month is Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. Don’t you love it when you have to think outside your usual realm of colour palettes? Well, this one did get me thinking and usually I try to build up from the neutral colour as this gives me a great foundation to start on.

Colour Combo Blog Hop Next Button, October 2020

I first looked for some Designer Series Paper in Smoky Slate that would work for this card. Stampin’ Up! has a range of DSP in their classic colours which is great for all projects as you will always have coordinating DSP. I also chose a piece of marbled Peony Garden DSP for the tag (although this is not very visible in the photo). It has a slight hint of a shade of Gray (for the purposes of this challenge, it is Smoky Slate!).

The peony was stamped on Fluid 100 watercolour paper in Stazon ink. At first,I was first going to colour the image in Watercolour pencils but then realized there was no Mossy Meadow Watercolour pencil so I had to change my plan. I decided to use Stampin’ Write markers instead with Water Painters to colour it in. This is a technique that I haven’t tried before with Water Painters and I loved the effect it gave.

It is like watercolouring because Stampin’ Write Markers are water based. I didn’t realize how effective or easy it would be. Definitely a technique that’s going to be used again, given that we have 51 colours in our Stampin’ Write Markers range.

I added some extra leaves, die cut from the World of Good Designer Series Paper using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Combined with the watercoloured leaves this created a lovely full bouquet.

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair in Melbourne today. Enjoy the rest of the hop as you are inspired by this lovely colour combination. Click on the Next button to go see Linda Moore’s project.

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