Stampers Showcase Blog Hop January 2020 – All You Need is Love

When you saw the title of this blog hop did you start singing? I just can’t get that one line out of my head – and it’s only one note!! 

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I’m hopping with other talented demonstrators from the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop group and it’s all about that word, L-O-V-E. That’s another song to get you singing. Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away so we hope to inspire you with projects that you can make to give your loved one. Make sure you go through all the blogs to see the creativity that is shared by all the lovely ladies. 

I have used the Parisian Beauty bundle to create my card and it’s the first card I’ve made with this bundle. Paris is known to be the City of Love so that was my inspiration. 

I started off by creating a watercolour wash using Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Rococo Rose ink refills on shimmery White cardstock. 

The flourishes were die cut with Whisper White cardstock and then I used a sponge dauber to add Rococo Rose to it. I chose not to use Rococo Rose cardstock as I wanted a softer look.

The sentiment has been layered on a panel of Whisper White cardstock stamped with the script stamp in this set and then run through with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. To add more depth, I then added Rococo Rose to the raised parts using my sponge dauber.

I stamped the bird and hearts from the Music from the Heart stamp set which is my favourite stamp set in this catalogue. The silver hearts are Epoxy Heart Droplets which I covered with Versamark, then Silver Embosssing Powder and heat embossed. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. All products I’ve used on this card are listed below.  Next up on the hop is Mo Rootes. Click on the Next button to see what inspiration she has for you today.

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Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here
Mo Rootes (UK)
Leonie Stuart (Australia)
Marita Dreissen (Germany)
Sue Vine (Australia)
Stephanie Nash (Canada)
Wendy Lee (US)
 

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Kre8tors Blog Hop January 2020 – SAB & Mini Catalogue

Hi,

Today I’m hopping with other demonstrators for the Kre8tors blog hop. I’m really glad that you are able to visit my blog to see what I’ve created.

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We are using products from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues to create our projects. I chose a particular stamp set which stands out for me.

Apart from my love of papercrafting, all my life I have been surrounded by music. My mum was a music teacher and together with her and my sister, we used to sing trios at our church. My partner, Adrian is a music teacher and accompanist for choirs and my daughter also enjoys playing clarinet, guitar and singing. So I don’t think it’s a surprise that my favourite stamp set in the Mini Catalogue is Music from the Heart. I love the images and sentiments which are just so apt for the music lover. 

Music from the Heart, Music Notes Stamp Set, Treble Clef, Musician

I have created a fun set of note cards using this stamp set and focused on the hearts. It’s so easy to create lots of cards as there are a lot of images. 

I’ve used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to create a colourful background. The clear Epoxy Heart droplets were coloured with the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend. I coloured them with about 3 layers to get a good coverage.

Best Dressed DSP used to create a music card with keyboard

I just love the sentiment of this next card – it’s bound to cheer someone’s spirits. Those birds are so cute and add just a lovely touch to the card. 

Forget your trebles handmade card with die cut hearts

This stamp set just makes cardmaking quick and I just couldn’t stop as I had so many ideas. The variety of stamps that come in this set make it so easy to do background stamping and create fun, individual patterns on paper.

Background stamping creates music Designer Series Paper, Music from the Heart

I love this image of the grand piano with the heart and that sentiment would make it a great Valentine’s Day card. 

Grand piano card, Stampin' Up!

Music from the Heart is a stamp set for all occasions. I hope this inspires you have a play with this beautiful stamp set which has been inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dawn Olchefske. Please leave me a comment as I love hearing from you.

All products used to create these cards are listed below. Next on our blog hop is Cheryl Hamilton and you can visit her blog by clicking on the Next button. All participants in the blog hop are listed below. Please stop by and show them some love.  

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Melissa Tennison USA

Su Mohr

Janey Backer USA

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Alexandra Rauf

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Tricia Butts

Sue McDonald

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!

Jan Musselman – USA

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Nicole Mahler

Michelle Bryant

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop January 2020 – Something New

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Hello,

Welcome to Stamping Flair. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting a chance to relax. I’m enjoying school holidays and getting some extra crafting done. I’m also loving the time I get to spend with my daughter, Cassidy, just doing things in our own time instead of having to rush around. She loves going places with me so we have a great time. 

Something New is this month’s theme for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop. New year, new decade, new baby, new friend, new neighbours – there was plenty to choose from. I’ve chosen the From My Heart suite in the new Mini catalogue to create a coordinating card and gift box. 

Coordinating card and gift box for Valentine's day with From My Heart suite

The card came together very quickly with one of the heart punches and a little bit of stamping. The heart shaped foil tin is a perfect gift box and so easy to decorate using those pretty doilies and a few punched out hearts. These tins are food safe and you could even bake mini cakes in them as treats.

Valentine's Day card and gift box, Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

View the entire range of the From my Heart suite by clicking on the image below.From My Heart Suite, Stampin' Up!

Click on the next button to hop over to Brenda Nelson’s blog to see her beautiful project. List of participants are listed below so you can have a browse through for lots of inspiration. We would love to hear your thoughts on our projects. 

Angie McKenzie 

Amanda Farlinger

Libby Fens

Jane Allmark

Tricia Butts

Angelique Nederpel 

Fiona Whitehead

Sandra Roberts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile

Gez Carpenter

Annette Ball

Kaylin Krawczyk

Narelle Fasulo

Jennifer Arent

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

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Simply Love!

Creating ‘love’ themed projects are made easy with the From My Heart suite. You can find find all the beautiful products from Pages 8-10 in the Mini Catalogue. In traditional Valentine’s day colours, with touches of foil on the Designer Series Paper, this suite is quite rich in colour.

Stampin' Up! From My Heart Designer Series Paper

The coordinating heart punches align with some of the images on the Designer Series Paper and I used one of these on my card today to layer on one of those cute doilies. 

I am not so much into giving really bright red cards for Valentine’s day (because I like to be different!) and by adding Crumb Cake into the colour palette it just mutes the whole colour scheme. We still have Valentine’s Day colours going on but with more natural tones incorporated. 

 

Valentine's Day, Love, Handmade Valentine's cards

 

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All orders made during Sale-A-Bration $90 and over earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

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You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations

The Magnolia Lane Suite is such a pretty suite which has so many coordinating products to make your crafting experience easy. It comprises of a stamp set with several sentiments and images including the huge magnolia. There are dies to cut out these images and also some that cut out images from the coordinating Designer Series Paper. Ribbon, twine, Stampin’ Blends also make up this suite. 

My card uses the Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the Memories & More Card Park which simplifies cardmaking even more. The cards and envelopes have a silver detailing on them and the envelope liners are printed with Mossy Meadow leaves. 

I have chosen a Flirty Flamingo card base and coloured my flower with Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I wanted to slightly veer from the colour palette of the suite which is  Basic Black, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White. The printed vellum comes in the Memories & More Card Pack. Mounting the vellum onto the Flirty Flamingo changes it’s look.

Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations handmade card in pink

I hadn’t realized how large that flower was until I got the bundle in my hands. It’s a large flower and so pretty. The best part is – there is a die to cut it out. 

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All stamps are shown at actual size in Stampin’ Up! catalogues (unless otherwise stated). This makes it very easy to order the sentiments and images you want as you know exactly what you are going to get. 

 

I added a smaller Memories & More card with a tiny leaf pattern on it and mounted the flower on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it depth. 

To make the sentiment stand out, I heat embossed the ‘Congratulations’ in White Embossing powder on Early Espresso cardstock. This created a nice contrast against the busy background. 

Magnolia flower handmade card, Stampin' Up!, Alcohol markers, Memories & More

A new feature in the Annual Catalogue this year is the addition of a simplified one item number ordering system. So when you want to order the entire Magnolia Lane suite, you just need to enter item no. 152178 and it will order all 9 products for you. How easy is that?

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. Great time to stock up on essentials as well as some of your wish list items. 

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Engagement card with the Forever Lovely suite

This card was made for an order from a work friend who requested a card for her daughter’s engagement. I have been in a bit of a slump lately. The All My Love Suite was just perfect to create this engagement card to inspire me and give me a starting point with colours. As it was an Engagement card I wanted to create a larger card so I folded a sheet of Blushing Bride cardstock in half to create the A5 card base.

Engagement card using Forever Lovely stamp set by Stampin' Up!,

I die cut the edgelit on Whisper White cardstock which still left it attached to the cardstock but gave those nice cut outs from the flowers. I stamped the leaves in Soft Sea Foam on top of this piece to give a fuller look.  On another piece of Whisper White cardstock the flowers and leaves were stamped. Then this panel of cardstock was adhered behind the die cut panel so the colours showed through. This immediately added the colour.

The extra flower on top was inked in Blushing Bride first. Then using a sponge dauber I added some Lovely Lipstick ink around the edges to give the two-tone effect. For the leaves I used this same method with Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce ink on Soft Sea Foam cardstock. There are matching dies to cut out the flower and leaves and this made it easy to create and add more dimension to that die cut panel. 

Colour enamel dots with Stampin' Blends, Forever Lovely suite, Congratulation, Love

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. In this set you get 2 sets of stamps and the sentiment fit so many occasions. I especially like the font used which is used in this set. The Epoxy Heart Droplets come clear and you get 72 hearts in 3 different sizes. I coloured these in with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend. I did 3 coats of colour, leaving a bit of drying time between each. The Lovely Lipstick hearts were the perfect finishing touch for my card.

My friend loved the card and that made me so happy because I love sharing my passion of card making and seeing the joy it brings the recipient. 

If you want to know more and have any fedback, please leave a comment or send me a message. 


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