Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s great to have you visiting me today at Stamping Flair. I’m so excited to be participating in the Stampin’ Dreams blog hop and to be able to share with you a sneak peek from the brand new Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

With so many products to choose from, it was really hard to work out what I wanted to highlight today. I have chosen the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to feature in my projects. 

Christmas card with Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley

This Product Medley is a bunch of beautiful products in a box and when I opened it, it was like a Christmas present. There are so many things in the box. Here’s what you get. 

  • 48 sheets 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper (8 sheets of 6 double sided designs)
  • 12 gold foil card fronts (4 each of 3 designs)
  • 7 sticker sheets
  • 9.1m gold/white tinsel trim
  • 58 adhesive-backed gold faceted stars
  • 6 dies
  • 11 piece stamp set

So you can make a LOT of cards with this Product Medley. 

The tree has been stamped with the new Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink. This ink range also comes in Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper. These inks are beautiful and I love the metallic look of them. The tree is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I then inked up a clear block with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and used an aqua painter to pick up the colour for the tree. 

Ice Glitter on Christmas tree, Holiday Catalogue 2019

Then I poured Ice Stampin’ Glitter over the tree by applying liquid glue in the areas I wanted covered with glitter and poured the glitter over. 

To coordinate with the card I also made this cute mini Curvy Keepsake box. It’s a die that cuts this out in one piece and it is so easy to assemble. What a cute little package to give with this card at Christmas. I embellished it with the ribbon and sticker from the Product Medley. 

Mini Curvy Keepsake box, Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hope you have been inspired with these projects to get a start on your Christmas creating. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. For more inspiration, make sure you stop by all the blog hop participants listed below to see what products they are previewing. 

All supplies used to make this card are listed below with the first 5 products being brand new. These will not be available for purchase until the 4th of September.  Click on any of the other product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place an order or call me and I can put the order through for you.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 voucher from me.

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Would you like a New Catalogue?

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue cover

Message me at [email protected] and I’ll be happy to get one out to you. 

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.



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Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Perfectly Plaid

My first card with the brand new Holiday Catalogue was this cute card we made at a team day held at Tracy’s home yesterday. I had a really fun day learning lots, meeting other demonstrators, making new friends and creating. 

This card is created with products from the Wrapped in Plaid suite. The Pine Tree punch is a must have product in the catalogue and it is bundled with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. Purchase the bundle for $54.74 and you save 10%.

Christmas card with Night Before Christmas printed cards

The cute little jingle bells come in Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Shaded Spruce and with 24 for $8,75 they are a cute addition to your Christmas projects.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2019, Wrapped in Plaid Suite, Plaid Christmas

Would you like a copy of the Holiday catalogue? Please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 to get your free copy. 

A Homemade Christmas Event

I’m having A Homemade Christmas event on the 14th and 15th September featuring products from this catalogue. This is a free event however bookings are essential as I need to create kits. Please call me to book or bookings can be made on my Facebook page link HERE

Order from the Holiday Catalogue Now

Would you like to order products from the Holiday Catalogue right now? Include them as part of a Starter Kit which is SHIPPED FREE to you and receive a 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL FUTURE ORDERS. Plus join up before 31st August and you will receive an extra $45 in your Starter Kit and a $16 coupon code to use in September. 

  • That’s $280 worth of product for only $169
  • Business supply pack worth $80 FREE
  • $16 Coupon Code to use during September

As a member of my team you will have access to my team member only Facebook Group. I will be there to help you along your Stampin’ Up! journey in whichever direction you choose to take it. It’s a fun and fabulous opportunity to earn some extra income, get discount on your products, meet with like-minded people and make new friends. It is FUN and you will love being part of it.  Please contact me with any queries and I’ll be glad to help. 



#gdp197 An Aussie Christmas Card

My card today takes inspiration from the Global Design Project colour challenge of Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz. 

Global Design Project GDP197

Continuing on with my Christmas in July cardmaking, I set about creating a Christmas card for this challenge. I picked the Animal Outing stamp which I hadn’t used as yet and decided to create an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi card. Being in such a multicultural community, many of us have so many relatives and friends overseas and an Aussie themed card would be perfect to send out at Christmas. This kangaroo and koala are just so cute. Handmade Aussie Christmas card with Australian animals

I started by stamping the kangaroo in Stazon ink and water colouring it in Terracotta Tile ink refill. The koala has been water coloured with the tiniest amount of Tuxedo Black ink to give it a grey colour.

I used the Birch background stamp in Seaside Spray to create a subtle background. This was stamped off once to achieve a lighter shade. Then I stamped the ‘wreath’ which is a simple circle from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. The leaf from Winter Woods stamp set was used to stamp around to complete the wreath effect. 

Using Seaside Spray ink, I randomly stamped the word ‘Merry’ over the punched circle. This really makes the kangaroo stand out. 

Kangaroo and koala handmade card for Christmas

For some sparkle – because it’s Christmas , I used the new Shimmer Black embossing powder on the stars and this goes well with the glitter on the Organdy ribbon. 

Give this fun card a try and get ahead with your cardmaking for the Christmas season. Products used in this card are listed below. Click on any product to be taken direct to my online store where you can place your order.  

Hop onto the GDP Challenge blog to see all the beautiful projects created with this colour combination.

Cardstock Measurements: 

  • Pear Pizzazz 21 cm x 14.8 cm 
  • Terracotta Tile 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Whisper White 9.1 cm x 13.4 cm plus scrap
  • Seaside Spray scrap
  • Shimmer White for kangaroo

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SSC208 Sketch Challenge Christmas Wishes

I’m getting ready for Christmas with my first Christmas card for the year. It’s Christmas in July. I’ve chosen a soft colour scheme of Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. 

Although not your traditional Christmas colours, it works beautifully together and creates this wintry Christmas card. I started off with the beautiful gingham Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron. The gingham pattern comes in every colour of the Stampin’ Up! range. You can purchase each colour range ie: Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colour packs.

Isn’t it beautiful in Mint Macaron? But then again, I just love gingham. 

Winter woods Christmas card, handmade

Then I added a border on the left with a lace border from the Delicate Lace dies. The die cut tree has been stamped in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla cardstock and the edges sponged with Shaded Spruce. This has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a panel stamped with the trees in Crumb Cake. This entire panel has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. 

Sunday Stamps Challenge, Sketch, Christmas winter woods

The sentiment has been stamped in Early Espresso onto Mint Macaron cardstock and then punched out with the Story Label punch. I re-inserted the label into the punch to create a smaller label. This has been layered with a section of the Kraft Pillow Box which I cut out (aaah – I know I did struggle with cutting it apart but it was worth it!).

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps to create this card. Once I created this card and looked at the others, I realized that my lace border, gingham and Christmas theme was a bit like Amy Koenders’ card (it was not intentional I promise!). Check out Amy’s card. It’s very cute. To be inspired by more ideas with this sketch, please click on the link below. 

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge, Handmade card

Keen on making some Christmas cards ahead of time? Join me for my Christmas in July card class on the 20th of July. Email me at [email protected] to make a booking. 

Bonus Days

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order. 

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Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love to help you and be your demonstrator. 



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Winter Woods Seasonal Cards

For my final cards this year I want to share with the cards that Cassidy and I made for each other this Christmas. Cassidy loves to create, decorate, draw and is artsy but Card Making is not her favourite. However, on my birthday and at Christmas she will make a card for me and she does a great job. 

This Christmas, her card featured stamping and heat embossing and I especially loved the colours of this card. Cassidy used the Winter Woods stamp set and didn’t realize there was a die to cut out the tree. So she fussy cut it. What a great job she did with that. 

I made Cassidy my first Bendy card and this was a lot of fun to create.Some retired products were used but mostly current items. I followed a tutorial however I adapted it to make it work for me. The trees die cut from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper were really striking.  

Without realizing it we had both ended up using the same bundle. Out of all the sets I have, for Cassidy to pick up one off the shelf that she liked and it just happened to be the one I had chosen for her, just shows that we are very close. Sometimes she reckons I can read her mind because we end up saying exactly the same thing at the same time. Same stamp set, different cards, endless possibilities. This bundle will be carrying over however it will not be as a bundle so if you want to save 10%, you will need to order before 2nd January. 

I’ll catch up with you in 2019 for more stamping fun. Happy New Year!


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Broadway Bound Christmas

When I first saw the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper I thought some of the papers would make great Christmas cards. The gold and stars in these papers just call out to be made into Christmas projects. I love the combination of black and gold and wanted to create this card in these non-traditional Christmas colours. 

To begin with, I heat embossed the deer in gold onto the black foil.

The card base is Basic Black, to which I adhered a piece of Designer Series Paper. The next panel was layered onto a piece of the Black foil cardstock. I love the glossy look that this adds to the card. 

Although it looks like it would take a lot of time, this is a very quick card to make. The DSP adds the glamour to it. I’m sure if you look at your packs of DSP you will find other ways to use them, other than the occasions they are intended for. It’s great to extend our stash this way. 

Happy creating.

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