Kre8tors Blog Hop – Brides and Babies

Hi stampers, 

Welcome to Stamping Flair and a brand new week. So glad you could stop by my blog. I’m hopping with my friends from the Kre8tors Blog Hop group and we have projects focusing on Brides and Babies. Both such wonderful, happy occasions and what a great reason to make a card. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I’ve chosen the Bride theme and created a fancy fold congratulatory card for a wedding using the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This paper has such a vintage look so I created a vintage feel, Front Flip card.This is a very quick fold to make and decorate. The card base is a single layer. The front flap is scored in half and the back part is adhered to the card base. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold card, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

I really love the script paper in this pack and used it on the base. The flap part has another piece of DSP attached to the front and I stamped the inside with images from the For the Love of Felt stamp set. I like this stamp set for it’s simple, clean images and although designed for the coordinating, For the Love of Felt Project Kit, this set has some lovely images, especially for simple stamping. 

Inside of Flip front card, Kre8tors Blog Hop, Fancy Fold card

The addition of the Delicate Lace die cut border and the Scalloped Lace Trim just add to the vintage feel of this card. The butterfly has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve gone around the edges of it, as well as the circles and sentiment with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Measurements are listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pressed Petals DSP, Vintage wedding card

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment below as I love hearing from you. There are fabulous creations in this blog hop so make sure you stop by and have a look. Click on the Next arrow to see what Laura Mackie has prepared.

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Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

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  • Crumb Cake – 14cm x 11cm (card base), 22cm x 8.5cm (scored in half for front flap), scrap (for sentiment)
  • DSP – 13.4cm x 10.4cm, 7.9cm x 10.4cm
  • Pear Pizzazz – circle
  • Very Vanilla – 7.9cm x 10.4cm, circle, butterfly
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4cm x 11cm

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – Favourite Designer Series Paper

Hello Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today. Today I’m taking part in the Stampin’ Dreams Monthly Blog Hop.  It’s my first time participating and I’m really grateful for the opportunity. This month’s theme is Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! has given us a beautiful range of paper to create with including 12″x12″ and 6″x6″ papers.  There are papers in all our Classic and In-Colour ranges plus all the beautiful patterned papers we have including specialty papers such as foil and vellum. See the entire range HERE.

Fancy fold cards are a great way to show case Designer Series Paper. I have chosen my favourite, Bird Ballad paper to work with today. With so many designs of birds, feathers, bird cages, flowers and images that are perfect for fussy cutting, this paper can be used in so many ways. 

Create a Fanfare Fold card with Bird Ballad DSP

I have created a fun fold card to show off this pretty paper. This card was adapted from one which Lyssa Griffith Zwolanek had created and is called a Fanfare Fancy Fold. The original didn’t stand upright so I got rid of one layer to enable it to stand up. I then modified it to create this version. I love the simplicity of this fold yet it is fun and interactive with the concertina fold opening up to show the different layers.

Fun Fold card with feathers and birds

I used various sheets of this DSP. The card base displays the paper beautifully. The centre image of the birds has been fussy cut from one of the sheets. 

Pigment Sprinkle leaves with Birds

To create the leaves, spritz a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with water and then sprinkle with the Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles over it. The new pigment sprinkles are a fun product to work with, giving you completely different looks each time.

Leave this to completely dry. Then die cut the leaves using the Magnolia Memory Dies. 

To add some extra dimension and depth to this panel, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a few extra flowers and added the leaves. Both the flowers and leaves have been curled using a bone folder

Create an interactive handmade card with Stampin' Up! products

Finally, I stamped the sentiment and added a flower which has been fussy cut out of DSP to complete the card.

Bird Ballad card with feathers and Hello greeting

Cardstock Measurements:

    • Daffodil Delight card base – 29.5 cm x 14.8 cm. Score on the long side at 4 cm, 8 cm, 14 cm and 20 cm. (Folded in Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley)
    • Early Espresso 
      3.5 cm x 14.4 cm
      5.4 cm x 14.4 cm
      9.1 cm x 14.4 cm
    • Designer Series Paper
      3.1 cm x 14 cm
      5 cm x 14 cm
      8.7 cm x 14 cm
    • Calypso Coral for Stiched Label Die and circle
    • Whisper White for Stitched Label Die, circle and scraps
    • Shimmery White piece for leaves

I hope you have been inspired to get your Designer Series Paper out and use it up. Have fun trying out this Fanfare Fold.

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith at Stamping Flair. Please make sure you stop by all of the other blogs listed below and see all the wonderful creations . Next up is Candice Fields with her fun take on this theme. 


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Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Hope you are enjoying the labour day holiday. Long weekend, short week – how good is that? On Step-it-Up Sunday yesterday I shared a Joy Fold card.

Click on the link to download a PDF tutorial to make this card. There are measurements, instructions and photos to help you. Please contact me with any questions and feedback.

Joy Fold Card Tutorial




Step-it-Up Sunday #50 Bloom by Bloom

Hi friends,

What’s on this weekend for you? We are enjoying the labour day long weekend and not much labour being done here. Just relaxing watching movies and crafting. 

I finally got the Bloom by Bloom bundle in my last order so here it is on Step-it-Up Sunday. It is a bright and cheerful suite and the Designer Paper is so colourful that I really wanted to showcase it. Check out the Advanced card where I have used a good range of this paper. 


This stamp set really lends itself to the #simplestamping trend that Stampin’ Up! are promoting. I found the Stamparatus was a very useful tool when stamping with this photopolymer set. There were times I didn’t get a full image first go and with the Stamparatus I was able to restamp without wasting cardstock. Although the flower shows up quite dark in this photo, it is Calypso Coral but I think my ink pad was a bit juicy. 

The edges have been punched with Detailed Trio punch and I added ribbon with double sided tape which was attached at the back of the Whisper White cardstock. 


To create the ombrè look on this flower, I used the Stamparatus to first stamp it in Pineapple Punch. Then using a sponge dauber, I added Calypso Coral onto the stamp and restamped over the flower. I did this a few times until I achieved the desired colour.  Without a Stamparatus this would be a bit tricky. 

Then I fussy cut the flower and leaves and adhered with Dimensionals. A panel of Designer Paper ties all the colours together.


A Joy Fold is used to step this card up. This is a really great fancy fold for using up your stash of patterned paper and showcasing it and what a fun card for someone to receive. You have lots of room to write inside as well.

I added a bow to this card using a glue dot. The satin ribbon which is part of this suite really drapes well and makes it easy to tie a bow. 

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Emergency Valentine’s Day Card in Non-Traditional Colours

With Valentine’s Day only a couple of days away, I’ve got an emergency Valentine’s card if you haven’t made one yet. This is suited for the person who is not partial to the reds and pinks. I’ve gone green today and really like the look of this non-traditional card for Valentine’s day. What’s more, it’s a gate fold card so you can create a quick card which is also a fancy fold the recipient will love. 

Gate Fold Card Directions

Cardstock –  21cm x 14.8cm
Score on the long side at 5.2cm and 15.8cm
Designer Paper – 14.2cm x 4.6cm (2 panels)

I chose the Tropical Escape Designer Paper against the Pear Pizzazz card base. The colours blend so well together. The gold elements in this card are from the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers which were from last year’s Occasions catalogue. These are retired but the good news is that they are on the Clearance Rack and you can get them for just $4.90. There are some really lovely items on that Clearance Rack at some great prices so definitely check them out to grab a bargain. 

I adhered the heart sticker to Very Vanilla cardstock. Although I did have the die to cut this out, I fussy cut it for this card. I also added some sticker borders to the Shaded Spruce cardstock. To make the 2 sides of the card sit together, I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and embossed with the Subtle embossing folder which really gives it texture without being too busy. 

A simple stamped sentiment in the corner and the card is ready to give for Valentine’s day. I think this is perfect to give a man as it’s not too girly (I’ve kept it ribbon and doily free!) and with the leaves and green shades it’s more masculine.

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Easel Fancy Fold Card Instructions

The Easel fold is a very simple fancy fold but looks really effective. When you decorate it and add all your embellishments it looks more complicated than it is. For this card, I stamped the image. Instead of that, you could add Designer Series Paper and add a die cut circle or oval to stamp on. This would add extra dimension.


Card base – 14.8 x 21cm 

Score and fold at 5.2 cm and 10.5cm

  • Cardstock – 2 pieces 14.2 x 4.6cm
  • DSP – 2 pieces in different designs 13.6 x 4cm

Centre Panel

  • Cardstock – 6.8 x 8.4cm 
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 6.2 X 7.8cm

This panel can vary in size. You just need to make sure that when the card is folded flat, it still fits inside the envelope.


Stamp your Whisper White panel with chosen image and embellish as you like. Then layer this onto your matte and mount with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto your card.

Sentiment – This needs to be mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached at about 1/4 way up the back of the card so when it is opened the sentiment will stop it from closing.