Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Christmas in July

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Hello and welcome to my blog Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Time for our Joy of Sets monthly blog hop and we are inspiring you with some Christmas in July projects. 

Generally, I would have had an in-person cardmaking event at home for Christmas in July but Melbourne is back in a Stage 3 lock down so it’s not to be. So this blog hop gave me the opportunity to create my very first Christmas card for the year. Christmas is only 5 months away so it’s never too early to start on our cardmaking.  So make sure you go through our hop for lots of inspiration to get a headstart on your festive projects. 

Christmas in July, Poinsettia with Gold laser cut paper

I used the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack by Stampin’ Up! I covered the card base with Designer Series Paper then added a die cut panel of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp. This has always been one of my favourite stamps and I thought it worked well on this card.

The poinsettia is from the Four Season Floral stamp set which is in the Beginner Catalogue and it has 4 flowers and 3 sentiments in the set, giving you several options. I coloured the poinsettia with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting it. 

Buffalo Check,

The Forever Gold Laser Cut paper provides a beautiful backing for my stamped and die cut images and sentiment. The boughs were die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock and sponged on the edges with Just Jade ink to give a two-tone effect. The sentiment has been stamped on one of the Memories & More cards to tone in with the Just Jade shades. 

I then layered all the elements and a punched tag on top of a square doily which I sponged with Just Jade ink.

Christmas card with Buffalo Check stamp and boughs

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today and are inspired to start working on your Christmas projects. I would love to hear what you think of my project so please leave me a comment. 

Click on the Next button to see what Mo Rootes has created to inspire you.

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Tricia Butts

Vicki Milyard

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

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Brenda Nelson

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Narelle Fasulo

Gez Carpenter

Susan Webster

Alejandra Gomez

Sue Allen

Jill Chapman

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Sandra Roberts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Lisa Mackey

 

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Christmas Rose Coordinated Gift Tag and Card

The beautiful Christmastime is Here suite has some wonderful products in it. I love the Distinktive stamp set and my absolute favourite is the Designer Series Paper. It has gorgeous festive roses, seasonal prints and gold foil accents on one side. It is luxurious and very pretty. 

Cassidy had a gift ready for her clarinet teacher and I thought the colours of this suite worked in perfectly to create a coordinated gift. 

DIY coordinated gift tag and handmade card for Christmas

To create the card i just layered some Whisper White cardstock on a Cherry Cobbler card base. Then I added a layer of that gorgeous Designer Paper. The floral accent has been die cut from the Designer Paper. You can whip up a whole batch of these in no time.

The gift tag uses the Christmas Countdown stamp set. This is a stamp set that has been well used by me and I love all the images in it. It’s versatile and it works for focal images or backgrounds. 

Christmas Gift Tag with Christmas Countdown stamp set

The gift tag is a 5cm x 8.5cm piece of cardstock. To create the tag top, measure and mark with pencil 1cm from the top (downwards) on the left and right. Then measure 1cm from top (inwards) from the left and right. Join the marking to form the corners and snip the edges.

I stamped the image in Old Olive and used Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to colour in the stamped image. I’ve used the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas.

Create a handmade card and gift for a teacher

The Christmastime is Here suite is available while supplies last. Also check out the Year End Closeout for products from the Holiday Catalog which are retiring.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop – Christmas

Hi,

Welcome to my blog today. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to see what I have created. If it’s your first time here, I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I love what I do and am so blessed to be able to share my creativity with so many lovely people and today I get to share some Christmas themed fun with  YOU!

I’m hopping with other talented crafters from around the world and we are focused on Christmas – with 23 days to go until the big day we hope to inspire you with projects that will help you get ready for it.

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When I’m stuck for time, I look for quick and easy cards that I can reproduce. It seems that no matter how early I start, each year, I’m still madly making cards in December. I made a whole batch of these and they are so easy and quick to complete. 

Start of by embossing the front of your Night of Navy card base. Mount the Stitched Rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Plaid reindeer with a simple layout

I die cut the deer from the Detailed Deer dies from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. I used different sheets and was able to get 5 deer out of 1 sheet of 6″x6″ paper. These dies coordinate with the Dashing Deer stamp set

The sentiments were all stamped in Shaded Spruce (to make life easy). I created several small banners and embossed them in one run through the die cutting machine. Note: When pushed for time and creating multiples, use embossing folders that don’t have horizontal or vertical patterns so if you put your paper in crooked it’s not going to matter. I did tell you I was in a rush!

Reindeer handmade card with plaid

I hope you have been inspired by my card and despite the busyness of the season you get to create a handmade card to share with someone. If you give this card a try or have any comments, I would love to hear from you so please leave me a message below. 

All products I have used are listed at the end of this post. Next on our hop is the lovely Tricia Butts. Click on the Next button to see what she has created for you.

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Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 🎄 

Tricia Butts

Margriet Siekman

Stacey Marsh

Jo Blackman

 

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Winter Wonderland

Hi friends,

Thank you for visiting me today. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, which is in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been busy creating Christmas cards for classes and orders over the past few weeks and we have quite a few stamp sets that would fit the Winter Wonderland theme.

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I chose the Let it Snow suite. The specialty Designer Series Paper in this suite is so much fun and I love the unusual colour combination. One side of the papers have glitter and really make for fun projects. 

 

Let it Snow suite, Snowman handmade card

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the gingham background. This allowed me to re-stamp if any of the checks hadn’t stamped well. Then I die cut the label shape. The snowman has been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink with the hat being punched directly from the Designer Series Paper. Some images on the DSP can be punched out, making it really easy to make a quick batch of cards.

The scarf is from the Playful Penguins stamp set which I fussy cut. I coloured the carrot and buttons with Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers, adding Shimmery Crystal Effects on the buttons to give them a bit of gloss. 

Winter Wonderland Snowman

Products used for this card are listed below. Stop by all the blogs to see all the wintry creations and we would love for you to leave comments. Click on the Next Blog button to check out Mo Rootes project.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Joy of Sets – Anything Goes Christmas Blog Hop

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Only 31 days until Christmas! Are you filled with excitement, anticipation or a little bit anxious over everything that needs to be completed in the coming weeks? Well, you have come to the right place to get some inspiration for Christmas projects and also some relaxing ‘me’ time while you hop through the blogs.

It’s ‘anything goes’ Christmas style so we are going to have some fun with our projects. My cards feature the all inclusive Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. I have used just one of the designs in the Designer Series Paper Pack. You get 8 sheets each of 6 double sided designs.  Most Wonderful Time Christmas Tree with Ice Glitter

I stamped the tree in Golden Glitz Delicata ink and coloured with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Then I added some Ice Stampin’ Glitter. This adds so much sparkle to this tree and lots of texture.

Delicata Golden Glitz ink Christmas Tree

My next card features another simple layout.Most Wonderful Time, Stampin' Up! handmade card

The Product Medley comes with 12 gold foil card fronts and I cut one of these to form a horizontal strip across the centre of the card. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. The Most Wonderful Time product medley provides you with so many options for creating a variety of projects in a fun, all-inclusive kit. 

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley handmade cards

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I hope you have been inspired by this beautiful product medley. All products used to create these projects are listed below. Next up is Laura Hill. Please make sure you stop by all the blogs to see what everyone has created. I’m sure you will find lots of inspiration. 

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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Playful Penguins on Glitter Ice

The Playful Penguins stamp set has 3 cute penguins to create scenes with and you can dress them up in a scarf, bow tie or little santa hat (sooo cute). I love the fun font and sentiments that suit a variety of occasions.

Stampin' Up! Playful Penguins

I had so much fun creating this card with this pair of penguins. The blotchy shadow image was stamped several times in Seaside Spray to have them ‘grounded’. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Ice Stampin’ Glitter for some sparkle. This stuff looks so cool and adds texture to the card. 

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to achieve a crisp look for this ‘cool’ card. 

Penguin card with Ice for Christmas

Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick – 14.8cm x 21cm scored in half for card base
  • Pacific Point – 13.8cm x 9.5cm 
  • Whisper White – Stitched Rectangle
  • Real Red – Scrap for Oval
  • DSP – 5cm x 10.5cm

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