Kylie’s International Blog Highlights – October 2020

Hi friend,

Lovely to have you here at Stamping Flair in Melbourne for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Our theme is about showing gratitude and saying Thank You to those around us.

I made this card as a double for a team challenge I took part in and thought it would work well for the Blog Highlights as well. Each team member was given the same amount of Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and cardstock and we had to come up with a card.

With some very strategic die cutting I managed to create several layers, a tag and even have quite a bit of leftover DSP and cardstock.

The Stitched so Sweetly Dies are beautiful for adding lovely frames to projects. To save cardstock, I cut out the centre from the larger frame and used it as a tag. I love the bright and cheery feel of this card to say ‘Thank you’ to some one.

With so many flowers on the DSP, I thought some birds from the Birds & More Dies would suit this coordinating floral set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Click on the button below to view the entire gallery where you can vote for your Top 5 favourites. I would really appreciate your vote.


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New at SU Blog Hop – 2020 In Colours

Welcome to my blog Stamping Flair. I am based in Melbourne, Australia and today I am thrilled to be participating in the New at SU Blog Hop for the first time. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and this month we are showcasing our beautiful new In-Colours.

I chose the Fancy Phrases bundle which includes the Fancy Phrases stamp set and the Fancy Tag Topper punch to showcase the 5 colours – Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight and Bumble Bee. My card bases were chosen from the Neutrals range to keep a uniformed look.

Cinnamon Cider

I find that Cinnamon Cider can be quite a strong colour so I toned it down by adding it to a Crumb Cake card base. The Cinnamon Cider panel has been stamped with the edge of the large stamp in the Fancy Phrases stamp set to create a border right around. The Very Vanilla panel has been embossed with the Old World embossing folder and sponged in Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider to create a soft shading. Accents of gold foil and ribbon work well with the earthy tones of Cinnamon Cider .

Just Jade

This is my favourite of the 5. A Smoky Slate card base with a frame die cut from the Stitched Rectangles dies create a lovely combination against the stamped-off Just Jade flowers. I used the Fancy Tag Topper punch to create the black tag. Being able to turn the punch over and align the centre of the cardstock, makes it easy to create smaller tags than the 5cm which is the actual width of the punch.

Magenta Madness

A simple card layout for my Magenta Madness and Basic Gray card. I have added detail with the Little Details embossing folder, running it through twice to get the border on either side of the cardstock. The Glitter Organdy ribbon adds a bit of sparkle to this ‘Miss You’ card. Now that we are back in lock down, I’ve got someone in mind that I could send this to. Aren’t we just so fortunate to have this hobby which we can use to lift up others. 

Bumble Bee

This is another one of those fairly strong colours which I like to add in muted tones. I started off by adding a piece of the Peony Garden DSP to my Gray Granite card base. Then I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Dry Brush stamp and cut 3×1 1½” strips. The border from the Peony dies in Basic Black works well with these colours and creates an elegant edge to the card. I really like this layout at it’s also great for using up cardstock and DSP scraps. 

The outer sentiment does have a second part which I stamped on the inside of the card.

Misty Moonlight

An ombré background from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper against a Sahara Sand card base was used for my last card. I created a tag from another section of the same DSP and stamped some flowers in Misty Moonlight. Cinnamon Cider adds a nice contrast on this card against all the blues. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my cards and they inspire to create using our In-Colours. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. There is a list of products used on these cards, at the bottom of this post.  For more ideas on how to use these colours, make sure you hop through all the blogs which are listed further down.

Next on our hop is Pat Ertman. Click on the button below to go through to see her lovely creation.

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Creative Juice by Loni – In Color Memories & More Cards

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Pattern Play with In Color

As the Ink Dries – Moonlight, Jade & Whale Done

A Crowning Creation – Lovely You In Color

Stamping Flair – Fancy Phrases In Colour (you are here)

Gifted Hands Ink – Misty Moonlight

A Little Kinder – Bumblebee

Moore Fun Stamping – Pretty Parasol In Color

Jemini Crafts – In Colour Postage for You

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – In Colors

Playing with Paper Crafting – Tasteful Touches In Colour

Terryfic Cards – Just Jade

247inkspiration – In Color Flowers for Every Season Suite


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aWow Blog Hop – cas(e) a Team Member

Hi,

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia and our July Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are a team of 24 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are representative of the various Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. 

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This is a very exciting hop as we get to CAS(E) -Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything – one of our team members. We have 2 special guests this month – Kylie and Bruno Bertucci and they too will be part of the CASEing. The names were drawn under strict Facebook Live conditions by Angie Mackenzie. I must say, it was very exciting to watch her draw from the 2 piles of names she had. 

I’m so excited to be able to CASE Chris Smith today whose FB account I have been stalking! Chris creates amazing projects so I had much to choose from. I kept saying, oh I must CASE that and I must CASE that. I chose both a stamp set and a layout from one of Chris’ beautiful cards. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold Card with Prized Peony bundle

Here is Chris’ project which I have CASEd. I love the monochromatic look of this card and the beautiful soft tones.  As I was writing this post, I realized I had unwittingly used the same ribbon Chris had on her card as well. You know what they say- great minds!

I created a Front Flip fancy fold card and used a very similar layout to the card Chris created. I stamped one of the peony stamps all over the Whisper White cardstock to create a beautiful background. The main peony has been coloured with a combination of Stampin’ Blends to achieve this shaded flower. You can find the measurements to create this card in my original post featuring this fold.

So in this challenge, Tania Tobin got to CASE me. Now to add a little bit of extra fun, I thought I’d CASE one of Tania’s cards and again I went for a beautiful and simple layout which she featured on this poppy card.

I die cut 4 rectangles and embossed them with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. The tulle ribbon was sponged with Balmy Blue to coordinate with my card.

I added a die cut sentiment from the Well Said dies to keep the card simple in design. A few sequins add some sparkle to this card. This fun layout is great to try with different patterned papers and colours. 

You are currently with Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. Make sure you follow the hop to see all the fun we have had in CASEing our fellow team members. I know have enjoyed this hop a lot. 

Next on our hop is Cazz Boylan. Click the image below to find out who’s she’s CASEing and the beautiful project she’s created.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Bruno Bertucci, Special Guest  – AU

Kylie Bertucci, Special Guest – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – 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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Make a Sweet Floral Card in Under 10 Minutes

What??? Yes, it can be done. That was the callenge over at As You See it Challenges

Stampin’ Up! have several stamp sets that would work well for a quick floral creation. I chose the beautiful Painted Poppies stamp set. This set really lends itself to creating super quick cards with ‘blotchy’ fill in images – my all time favourite for adding quick colour.

I created the background by embossing Whisper White cardstock with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder, adding colour using the Direct to Paper technique. I just love a technique that gives a nice effect with little effort and this is one of those.

This card was stepped up by colouring the floral images with Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.

This is the card I created on my Facebook Live. All I changed up was the glimmer dots and that brings out the Pear Pizzazz stamping more, 

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which has sentiments to suit all kinds of occasions. So you could create this same card in a variety of colours and have them ready to go. 

Including die cutting, this entire card took me between 8-10 minutes to create. You can see me make this card in the video I’ve shared. The video is a little bit longer in length, only because there were operator issues!

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Thank you Card using Painted Poppies Suite #keepstamping

Making thank you cards is a wonderful way of sharing our gratitude to those around us. As cardmakers, we have such a wonderful means of showering love on someone.  It means even more at this time when people are shut in and  can’t get out of their homes and there are people who are serving, day in and day out. They go above the call of duty to make our lives easier and look after us. 

Stampin’ Up! issued a colour challenge last week that anyone could take part in. There’s going to be a new challenge each week to encourage us to keep stamping, keep creating and keep ourselves out of mischief!! So for this challenge we could use any or all of these colours on our project.

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I’ve made a card using poppies in Pool Party with a outline in Pretty Peacock. The leaves are a combination of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstock. 

Soft blue poppies thank you card

I die cut the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms DSP and stamped over it with Crumb Cake ink using the filler image for the poppy. This gave it an aged look. 

Laser cut look background with poppies handmade card

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlight – Tropical Thank You

Hi friends.

Lovely to have you visit me today. I’ve got a tropical themed Thank you card that I am going to share with you. It seems very apt to be making Thank you cards at this time. So many people who are serving, helping, assisting and being kind in an environment where we need it so much at the moment. It’s great to be able to participate in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight this month and you can view the gallery for more gratitude inspired projects.

Tropical Oasis handmade card with ukelele

I used the Tropical Oasis Memories & More card pack with the Partial Die Cutting technique to create the centrepiece with the ukelele. 

Partial Die Cutting

This involves fussy cutting around the leaves, ukelele (anything other than the circle). Then place the circle die over the image, lifting the fussy cut parts above the die so it doesn’t get cut in the process. Run this through the die cutting machine. I had to run it through twice because of the position of this image. This resulted in a nice circle instead of having to fussy cut around that.  Each image will vary. You can try this with various shapes and have a bit of fun.

The sentiment was stamped in the new Saddle Brown Stazon ink. This is such a warm colour which complements the Tropical Oasis suite. I couldn’t resist adding a quaver from the Music from the Heart stamp set to coordinate with the ukelele for a musical theme. 

Thank you card using Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Memories & More Cards

I hope I have inspired you to make and send some thank you cards. It will lift someone up for sure. If you like my card, I would appreciate you clicking on the ‘Vote for me’ button and selecting your top 5 favourites. The Top 10 winners get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month so that would be fun. 

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