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aWow Blog Hop – Changing Seasons

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne where we have had a beautiful sunny day. We are experience some lovely spring weather right now. For our Around the World on Wednesday blog hop this month we are sharing projects around changing seasons, whether it is nature inspired or centred around events in our lives.

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Our Around the World on Wednesday Design Team is made of up a very beautiful, talented group of ladies who love to create with Stampin’ Up! products. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we join together to bring you creative inspiration from our corner of the world.

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I have been immersed in the Harvest Meadow suite this week and can’t stop creating with it. It is so beautiful.

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Inspired by this suite and also by the challenge at Sunday Stamps SSC265, I have picked the colours of Autumn for my card today. My chosen colour palette is Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Succulent and Very Vanilla.

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I watercoloured the flowers with a combination of colours using
Water Painters. The sprigs were die cut from Very Vanilla Cardstock and sponged with Cinnamon Cider and Pumpkin Pie inks.

On the card base, I added a panel of cardstock which was embossed with the Timeworn Embossing Folder. This folder gives such a beautiful texture and if you love that vintage look, you need this. (just saying!!)

I followed a video by our Artisan Design Team member, Tammy Wilson, to create the bow. I’ve still got some practicing to do but oh, it it is lots of fun to make. Click here to view the bow making video.

I am creating this card on my Facebook Live tonight so for full instructions and tips please make sure you check that out.

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Please click on the Next Blog button to visit the talented Cheryll Miller and make sure you view all the other beautiful projects that have been shared.

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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

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


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New at su Blog Hop – You’re a Peach Suite

Hi friend, Welcome to our monthly New at SU Blog Hop. We are working with our favourite suite this month and I’ve got a fun heat embossing technique to share with you.

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As always, choosing one favourite can be hard but I’ve gone with the You’re a Peach Suite as I just love the colour palette of the Designer Series Paper. Take a look at these beautiful products. Aren’t those mini jam jars so cute?

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The Sweet as a Peach stamp set, being a Distinktive stamp set is great for all levels of crafters. It offers variation in shading when you stamp an image without having to add any extra colour.

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To create the orange peel effect on my peach, I first inked it in Pale Papaya and went around the edges with Magenta Madness using a sponge dauber. This was stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. Then I spritzed it so that the colours blended. After leaving it to dry for a few minutes, I inked up the peach in Versamark, added Clear Embossing Powder and ran my heat gun over it. This created a lovely stippled shine over the fruit.

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The sentiment has been inked up in Versamark and immediately in Crumb Cake before heat embossing with Clear Embossing Powder. A few splatters were created with the brush of the Crumb Cake Marker against the cap.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have been inspired to try out the You’re a Peach Suite. Next on our hop is Brenda Copper.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Beauty of the Earth

Creative Juice by Loni: You’re a Peach

Stampin’ Scrapper: Tidings of Christmas

Lilypad Stamper: Beauty of the Earth

De Kijkkast: Simply Elegant

Scraphexe: Expressions in Ink

Sugar & Scraps: Hand-Penned

Stamping Flair: You’re a Peach (you are here)

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Playing with Papercrafting: Simply Elegant

24/7 Inkspiration: Sweet Symmetry

StampinMak: You’re a Peach

CarterIe Plus: Beauty of the Earth


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Sneak Peek – Hand-Penned Suite

Being part of the Stampin’ Up! family means I get to enjoy some fun events through the year with other demonstrators. We get to share in the excitement of new catalogues, product reveals, live demonstrations, guest speakers, training, making new friends. We also get to make new friends at these events, which is the best part.

Something that happens at every event is what is called a ‘swap’. Those who choose to take part, bring several of the same project (could be card or a 3D item, gift packaging). Then we swap our cards with other demonstrators’ so that we come home with a lovely variety of projects.

A couple of weeks ago we had On Tour – a virtual event where I got to interact and meet with many other demonstrators. Over the past year, virtual events have kept our community together just as it has with many of you. We did a virtual swap which was to be made with products from our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. This card was my contribution using the Hand-Penned Suite.

I used the beautiful Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper which was cut in half and added to the card. The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set is a two-step set. One is the image outline stamp and then I added the fill-in for the flower with our new in-colour, Pale Papaya and the leaves in another new In-Colour, Soft Succulent. I love how our suites offer product coordination to make creating easy.

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I have had the joy of enjoying these events ever the past 6 years as a perk for being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Papercrafting is a lot of fun and I get to share it with so many people – including you!

A few months ago I received this pin for advancing to Silver Elite title. It really is lovely to get recognized for achievements in a job that is so rewarding. As if getting a discount on all my purchases wasn’t enough!

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Just look at the packaging. It’s just so in the style of Stampin’ Up! – so pretty!

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Awow Blog Hop – Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

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Welcome to another fun blog hop from the team at Around the World on Wednesday. How clever is our awesome leader – Angie Mckenzie? She comes up with the best challenges. Today, around the world, we are forming a rainbow. We have some special guests hopping with us today so you will enjoy lots of monochromatic projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone has created.

The rainbow has been divided according to Time Zone so I’m in the yellows with a bit of black and white added to the mix. Here’s the breakdown of colours around the world.

I started off by creating the background by watercolouring a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Mango Melody ink. Once dry, I stamped the Very Versailles vine in Bumblebee ink over the entire piece. Then I die cut it using the Many Medallions die. The Basic White matte has been embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder which is retiring. This has been one of my most used folders and is great for creating linen-look backgrounds.

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The sunflower was coloured using a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The Celebrate Sunflowers dies come with a die for the large flower as well as an outline die. The detailed outline added more definition and I liked this look against the True Love Designer Series Paper which I can’t seem to get away from.

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To create the embossed sentiment, I inked the stamp in Versamark ink and then in Tuxedo Black, after which I heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

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Thank you for stopping by today. Please follow the blog hop and we would appreciate you taking a moment to leave a comment as we love hearing from you. Click on the Next Blog button to see talented Cheryll’s Miller’s monochromatic project.

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Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Brown – US – Special Guest

Connie Babbert – US – Special Guest

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Lisa Martz – US – Special Guest

Tricia Butts – US

Wendy Weixler – US – Special Guest

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


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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.

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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.

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28th February is the end of Sale-A-Bration. Don’t miss out on the free goodies. Place your order today by shopping online or phoning me on 0404 255 001.

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