New at SU Blog Hop – Sleigh Bells Ring!

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. I’m blog hopping with my friends at the New at SU team and the theme is Happy Holidays. I have chosen the Wishes & Wonder bundle to highlight. With it’s reindeer and sleigh and other images, it is a very cute set to work with. I particularly like the tag that is in the dies.

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I have used the Curvy Dies for the background along with the coordinating stamp set. This is part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle which you get at 10% discount when purchasing as a bundle. The stamped trees were shaded in the Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend to give some light colour.

The reindeer were stamped in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand cardstock and then shaded with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. This method of stamping and colouring is a quick way to get shading without spending too much time on colouring in.

I cut out one section of the Wonder of the Season Designer Series Paper for the tag. Then I ran only the bottom section through with the die to create the detailed edge as I didn’t want the tag punched out at the top.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope it has inspired you with some creative ideas for the holidays. Please follow the hop through for lots of fun holiday projects and leave us comments as you go along as we love hearing from you.

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Click on the Next Blog button to see Pat Ertman’s lovely project.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflaket Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampin’ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines


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Create a Quick Curvy Christmas Pine Tree Card

The new Quite Curvy Variety bundle offers endless combinations of mixing things up the dies for creating some pretty effects. I created this Christmas card with just one cut of the Sahara Sand DSP which adds the lovely dotted detail. I added some sponging and stamped stars in Balmy Blue on the top half of the card.

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The tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set is created with some two-step stamping. The outline image was stamped in Just Jade then I lined up the leaves to fill them in with Granny Apple Green. The coordinating Pine Tree punch makes it easy to create a quick Christmas card which is what we are all looking for right now.

If you would like more fun and quick Christmas cards, order the November Class in the mail. This month’s class features the Classic Christmas DSP and the Festive Post stamp set.

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You will get products to make 12 cards plus lots of extra.

Kit includes
24 sheets of 6″x6″ Double Sided – Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper
Roll of ribbon
8 Jingle Bells
1/2 Pack Star Elements
Pre-cut cardstock and die cuts for sentiments
12 card bases
12 envelopes
PDF tutorial which includes full instructions and photos
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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 10

Today is the final in my series on Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper. There are several more that I could share but I’ve chosen one to highlight that you would have seen throughout this series. Layer your DSP to create coordinated projects. Use the sheets from the same pack to make it even easier to coordinate. Adding layers can make your focal elements really stand out and also adds depth to projects.

Layer it up

Use your Designer Series Paper as a matte layer or on top of a cardstock layer. Layering different patterns which complement each other creates beautiful effects.

On this Christmas card I used the classic gingham design as my background and then matte a layer with all the woodland animals in the foreground.

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A deer from the North Pole Wonder die cut from Cinnamon Cider Velveteen Paper was added to match the DSP.

This is another simple card which, this time, uses the In Good Taste DSP as the matte layer. I added a bold sentiment from the fun Ridiculously Awesome stamp set.

A bit of sponging in Balmy Blue, a bow, a few sequins and this is a quick make card. Don’t miss out the DSP sale which ends 31st October. Grab yourself a bargain, shop a gift for a friend, stock up and save. All orders over $50 are eligible for Stamping Flair Loyalty Points.


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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 9

Some images of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper coordinate with our cutting tools. A couple of days back I showed you how to use your DSP with punches. Part 9 of my Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper shows you how to use your dies with your DSP to simplify your creative process.

Die Cut it

I’ve used one of the leaf dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies to die cut the Forever Greenery DSP. These have been layered on top of more layers of this beautiful paper and some of the special Gold Laser Cut paper to create this card. Although it looks like it would take some time to make, it was really simple as the only stamping on it is the sentiment. I really let the Designer Series Paper do the work for me.

This cheerful Christmas card uses the Trimming the Town DSP on it’s several layers. The house and the trees have been die cut from the Designer Series Paper.

I’ve added a stamped sentiment along with other elements from the Trimming the Town Suite. Using coordinating products from one suite makes creating cards so easy as Stampin’ Up! have already done the hard work of colour matching and product coordination for us crafters.

Designer Series Paper featured on my projects today are available at a 15% discount until 31st October. Don’t miss out on the chance to save on these beautiful papers .


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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.

Stamp it

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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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 3

I hope you are enjoying this series in which I am showing you several Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper. We’ve covered Common Cuts and Fussy cutting. Today, we are sponging it. This is another great technique to add colour and alter your DSP.

Sponge it

Sponging can be done using a sponge dauber or sponges. Each of these tools will give you a different effect when you are sponging over larger areas. Personally, for smaller areas and edging, I prefer the sponge daubers. These nifty little tools are like a thimble with a sponge on one side and open on the other so you can pop it on your finger. This makes it handy to work around your projects.

This card uses sponging in it’s classic form for creating a distressed finish giving this card a vintage feel. The Toile Tidings DSP images just lend itself to creating vintage cards. They are so pretty that I didn’t want to cover any of it so I selected a lovely sentiment and kept the rest of the card clean so the beauty of this paper could be seen. Until the end of October you can get this paper at 15% off.

This is a quick and easy card to make using the Feels Like Frost Specialy DSP which has photographic images on one side and silver foil on the other. I used the silver foil side and sponged over with Coastal Cabana. The silver resisted the ink while only the white leaves picked up the colour. This is a really fun way to alter the colour of paper.

Although this DSP is perfect for Christmas cards, you can see that it can be used for other occasions with this beautiful silver foil.

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