Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Spring has Sprung!

Hello, It’s time for our Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and although not Spring in Australia, who doesn’t love flowers through the year to brighten up their day? With Easter only a week away, I just had to make an Easter card with lovely colourful flowers from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Pack.

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This layout would work really well to use up your DSP scraps. This pack of DSP is perfect for our spring theme.

To create this card, I cut 3 panels at 3.5cm and 2 panels at 2cm. First glue your 3 floral panels onto your base card then add the 2 dotted strips on top.

I had a piece of embossed cardstock laying on my desk and it was a little bit short to fit across my card. So I cut it about 2/3 of the way down and hid the join under the focal image. This is a great way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h paper!

Both the square dies I’ve used on this card are from sets that are retiring. These are really handy to have in your craft stash. I have used both these sets so many times and I love the stitching on the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the scalloped square with the long fill-in image from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set, stamping off twice to achieve a softer shade of Daffodil Delight.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Some of the products used on this card are on our Retiring List and are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on your favourites.

Next on our hop is the talented Wendy Lee. Please click below to see her lovely project.

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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Easter


Thank you for stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair today. I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia. Our theme this month is Easter or spring. I’ve opted for the Easter part but it could easily pass for a spring project.

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I haven’t got many of the current Easter stamps so I thought I’d go for a 3D project. You know all that time we spend on Pinterest? I found this really cute basket tutorial from Rachel at The Little Blue Room. There are so many baskets that can be made but I just found this one a little bit different and it is so easy to make.

I’ve used the beautiful Subtles range of Designer Series Paper as it had just the right colours for my Easter baskets.

How to Make the Basket

  • Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper
  • Score on all sides at 2″ and burnish the score lines
  • Cut up the centre score lines (as shown in image)
  • Mark the 1″ point of the centre side panels with a pencil (halfway mark of the section that has been cut). Now cut from this point to the corners to form the triangles on both ends.
  • Cut the other 4 sections into 3 equal parts (as close as you can get)
  • Take a 1/4″ off sections 2 and 3, counting from the outer end
  • To assemble – Take the longest strips and glue together. Then glue the second row and third row.
  • Finally glue the triangle over it.
  • Die cut a circle from the Tasteful labels dies, fold in half and adhere over the centre
  • Cut a 2, 1/2″x6″ strips of cardstock. Use a bone folder to curve it then adhere to basket.

I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the paper in the coordinating ink colour which added extra depth. The small blooms were punched out from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper which offered me every colour I needed for my baskets.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun project and please let me know if you give it a try. Click on the Next blog button to view the beautiful work of Lisa Mackey.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith (you are here) ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

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Ink. Stamp. Share Special Blog Hop – Anything Goes

Hi friend,

Thanks for stopping by Stamping Flair today. I’m so pleased that you can join me for this special edition of the Ink. Stamp. Share blog hop. So why an extra blog hop? With many in isolation and not being able to go about regular work, we thought it would be nice to share an extra dose of fun through this hop.

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Our theme today is Anything Goes, which leaves me free to create any type of project with any stamp set and tools I choose. As it’s Easter tomorrow, I thought an Easter bunny bringing happy thoughts would brighten your day.

Stampin' Up! Easter card with Free as a Bird DSP

I stamped the bunny on regular Whisper White cardstock in Stazon ink. Then I added a Pool Party wash with an Aqua Painter. The bunny was coloured in with Early Espresso and Melon Mambo watercolour pencils. 

This was then layered on a white rectangle embossed with the leaf embossing folder. 

Colouring in an Easter Bunny

I stamped the flowers from Free as a Bird stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with Stampin’ Blends. Some leaves punched with the leaf punch have been added to complete the arrangement. 

Handmade Easter Card using Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed my project. You can find a list of products I’ve used at the end of this post. Next on our hop is Sandra Roberts. Click on the next button to see her project and follow the hop through to see what the other ladies have created. 

Jo Blackman

Laura Mackie

Melissa Tennison

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Libby Fens

Jill Chapman

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sue Allen

Deb Naylor

Gez Carpenter

Sharon Dalton

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to assist you. Please contact me at rochelle@stampingflair.com or Ph: 0404 255 001.


Currently, I have a special offer for anyone who places an order of $90 or more during April. This offer is not by Stampin’ Up! – it’s my personal offer and is only available while stocks last. Once you place your order, I will send you a Sale-A-Bration product from my available products. This is a great opportunity for you to get some extra goodies. 

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Colour Inkspiration CI#74 Easter Bunny

Colour Inkspirations #74 Easter card

Easter is next week and for my first time playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge I wanted to make an Easter card. Our colour palette this week is Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody which is inspired by the photo below.

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I’ve used the Welcome Easter stamp set and combined it with the flower and leaves from the To a Wild Rose bundle. This is the first time I’m using both these stamp sets. 

I created the background panel by stamping the second flower image from the To a Wild Rose stamp set right around the border. This is a really fun way to use your stamps and create interesting backgrounds. 

Pigment Sprinkles used with a Patterned mask on a Label with Aqua Brush

For the label I used a mask and Pigment Sprinkles. While holding the mask in place, I used an Aqua Painter to spread water around the open areas of the mask. Then I sprinkled the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles, helping it along with the Aqua Painter. I dabbed the excess off with a tissues (because I was impatient!). If you have time, leave it to dry by itself. A second label was die cut from Basic Gray cardstock and cut in half to layer behind the Pigment Sprinkle label.

I tied in the background stamping by adding a separate die cut flower as the focal point, along with a fussy cut bunny with her cute flower in her ear.

Products and measurements for this card are listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia and would like assistance with any projects or making an order, I would love the opportunity to assist you.


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Currently, I have a special offer for anyone who places an order of $90 or more during April. This offer is not by Stampin’ Up! – it’s my personal offer and is only available while stocks last. Once you place your order, I will send you a Sale-A-Bration product from my available products. This is a great opportunity for you to get some extra goodies. 


Every $50 spent on products receives a Stamping Flair Loyalty Point. Once you get 10 Loyalty Points, you can choose $40 worth of products from my Online Store. The more you shop, the more you will be rewarded. 

Sale-A-Bration offer


  • Basic Gray – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half), 9.5cm x 7.5cm (label)
  • Whisper White – 14.2cm x 9.9cm, 7cm x 7cm (flower), 18cm x 6.5cm (leaves), scrap (bunny)
  • Night of Navy – 11.5cm x 8cm (rectangle 11cm x 7.5cm)
  • Shimmery White – 9.5cm x 7.5cm
  • Basic Black – scrap (sentiment)
  • Country Club DSP – 10.5cm x 7cm (rectangle 10cm x 6.5cm)

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Easter/Spring

Hi friend,

Welcome and I’m glad you have had a chance to visit me at my blog, Stamping Flair today. The Joy of Sets Blog Hop participants are showcasing Easter and Spring projects this month so I’m sure there’ll be lots of pastels, bunnies and other cute projects.Joy of Sets Easter Header

I combined both themes by creating flowers for spring with a sentiment for Easter.

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The two-tone tulips from Timeless Tulips were created by inking up the stamp in Mango Melody. Then I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges in Lovely Lipstick. The leaves used the same technique with Granny Apple Green and Call me Clover, 

Fussy cut tulips framed in Stitched so Sweetly Frame

The Country Home stamp set is a favourite of mine and I think this tin can makes a really great vase for the tulips. I stamped the can in Smoky Slate and then coloured it in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. A panel of black and white striped  Honey Bee Sale Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration range adds a nice contrast against the scalloped frame.

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Extra texture was added by embossing the larger panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder. The Smaller panel was embossed with the Subtle folder. As I didn’t have any ribbon to match the colours on my card I created my own by colouring it with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and cut out the ‘Happy Easter’ section as the rest of the sentiment which said said ‘happy spring’ didn’t quite work for us Down Under!

Thanks for stopping by and  I hope you have been inspired to share your creativity by giving out some Easter cards. Click on the Next button to be directed to Annette Ball’s blog to see what inspiration she has to share with you. Keep following the hop through for lots of creative ideas. Joy of Sets Next Button

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Annette Ball

Susan Webster

Angie McKenzie

Jennifer Arent

Alejandra Gomez


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Look forward to seeing you back here soon.