Forever Blossoms Engagement Card

I’ve got an engagement card to share with you today which I made for a special order. The theme was a rustic yet elegant look. This is an A5 card to which I added the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. The front of my card was trimmed about 1.5cm shorter on the width. Then I added a strip of Designer Series Paper on the inside of the card,  creating a pretty border. 

I paired the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack and Designer Series Paper with the Forever Blossoms stamp set to achieve just the right touch of rustic and added the beautiful Silver Metallic Edged ribbon to add the touch of elegance. I am a huge fan of gingham (you might have guessed) and if it’s rustic, gingham’s in. The Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack has 4 different patterns in all our Neutral colours. This collection is a must have in my Designer Series Paper stash as neutral colours work in with a lot of projects. The gingham heart was punched out with one of the hearts from the Heart Punch Pack. It was then adhered to the reverse of one of the heart doilies.

I stamped the blossoms on Shimmery White cardstock in Early Espresso ink. I went against the general rule of using water-based markers with a non-water based ink pad – like Stazon. The image was coloured in with Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers, using an Aqua Painter to blend it. As I wanted a softer look, I chose the Early Espresso ink and I didn’t really mind that it blended in a bit as it added to the rustic look of the card. 

The inside of the card was decorated with a couple of cards from the Memories & More Card Pack. Adding this was a perfect touch for this happy couple. Memories & More card packs are great for scrapbooking as well cardmaking, as I’ve done here. 

All the products I’ve used to make this card are listed below. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. Sale-A-Bration is on until 31st March so for every $90 you spend, you can get a free product. For instance, if you order the Forever Blossoms bundle, you can choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration range.

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Green Monochromatic

Hi stampers,

It’s great to have you stop by today. If you are following the hop, you will probably be coming from seeing Anastasia’s lovely project. If I’m your first stop, please go through all the blogs as we all have some great inspiration for this blog hop with an interesting theme of Green Monochromatic.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

In Stampin’ Up! we are spoiled with the range of colours we have to work with and for this challenge there was an abundance of greens to choose from. This is the green palette I chose. 

The first image I had was a ladies pretty dress and I chose the Wonderful Moments stamp set as it was one of the more recent sets I had got and I was keen to get it inked up.

I started off by stamping the little flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set which can be earned free with a $90 order. 

I stamped the lady over the flowers as I felt this looked more natural than trying to stamp the flowers on top of the dress. I then coloured the dress with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. For the final touch, I added some sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush all over the skirt. It just makes this skirt look so pretty and sparkly. My 16 year old daughter, Cassidy, saw it and said she’d love to wear a dress like this.

The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was a late addition and I think it is perfect for this hop with all the green hues in it. I die cut the panels with the Stitched Rectangle dies. For the Whisper White embossed panel, I extended the die by partially die cutting and then turning and realigning to cut the rest of the panel. This gives me a longer panel than the actual die size.

The additional flowers are from one of my favourites in the Mini Catalogue – the Botanical Prints Product Medley. I coloured and die cut 2 of the bouquets, cutting one in sections to fit over the sentiment. This would make a lovely graduation card.

I hope you have been inspired by my card to try out some monochromatic projects and would love for you to leave me a comment. All products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. 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. 

Next on our hop is Cheryl Hamilton. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. Follow the blog hop right through for more lush, green themed creations which will have us all with green-thumbs of a different kind! 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Angie McKenzie

Laura Mackie (UK)

Sue McDonald

Tracie St-Louis – Canada

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

Kristie Wilson

Kirsteen Gill

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Janey Backer (USA)

Jo Blackman

Annette Ball -Canada

Ann Krucek

Michelle Bryant

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast

Anastasia Radloff

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here

Cheryl Hamilton


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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Hi friends,

Welcome to another Stamper’s Showcase Blog Hop and a special welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, Australia – a small coastal town in Victoria. So glad to have you stop by and as a group of demonstrators from around the world we are hoping to inspire you with lots of ideas from the amazing Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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What is Sale-A-Bration?

If you are new to the whole stamping thing you might wonder what is Sale-A-Bration and why does Rochelle keep going on about it? So glad you asked.

  • It is the best sale of the Stampin’ Up! year
  • You get to earn free products with a minimum spend -. In Australia the minimum order value is $90 and every increment thereafter earns you another reward
  • There are 2 tiers of rewards – some at the $90 threshold and others at the $180 threshold so you have lots to choose from
  • The best part is there no limit to the number of products you can earn for free

    Pretty good right?

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration Inspiration, February 2020So for my project I pulled out the Happy Birthday to You stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration reward you can earn with a $90 order. I also combined several other Sale-A-Bration items on this project to give you maximum inspiration.

I started off with Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles on Shimmery White cardstock. To maintain a little bit of control over where the colour went, I first added water with an Aqua Painter then sprinkled the powder. Then I added more drops of water, leaving it to dry well between colours. I love the different looks that pigment sprinkles give. This panel was layered on the beautiful Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper which is another Sale-A-Bration offering.

I coloured the flowers with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and die cut them with the Sale-A-Bration coordination die set. These dies are great for cutting the cake image, flowers, the stand and all the leaves I’ve got on this arrangement. I added a piece of faux suede white cardstock which I embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder – just for a little bit of extra texture. 

Faux Suede Technique


A strip of Sale-A-Bration Golden Honey Designer Series Paper adds just the right amount of gold to coordinate with the gold embossing. 

I hope this inspires you to get busy with all the lovely goodies that Sale-A-Bration has on offer. All products I have used on this card are listed below. Make sure you visit all the blogs for more inspiration and please leave us comments as we’d love to hear from you.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit the talented Mikaela Titheridge. You won’t want to miss what she’s got for you.

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – Valentine’s Day

Hi crafty friends,

Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by to see what I have created for the Stampin’ Dreams Valentine’s Day inspired blog hop. There’s still time for some last minute creating and we are here to inspire you.

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

I’ve got a little treat bag for you today and this is definitely perfect for a last minute make as it is very quick to create. Stampin’ Up! have some gorgeous gift packaging and these Copper Dotted Treat Bags are simple and elegant.

I stamped the lacy heart in Real Red and then layered it on a heart punched out of the Designer Series Paper and then set it against one of those beautiful doilies. At $9.50 for 40 doilies these are great value as there is so much you can do with them.

The wood grain paper is from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. If it has wood, I love it and I find it so versatile. Add a few chocolates in the cute cellophane bags for some added prettiness and you’ve got a lovely little treat bag.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt punch set used to decorate a gift bag, Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

All products I have used on this project are listed below. I hope you have enjoyed my Valentine’s Day creation and please stop back again soon. Make sure you visit all the other participants in the blog hop to see their lovely work.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Love is in the Air


Welcome to my blog and the Joy of Sets monthly blog hop. No surprises with our theme this month – Love is in the Air. If you are new to my blog, I hope you enjoy my projects and become a regular.

The Joy of Sets - One Stamp 3 Ways

With only a few days left to Valentine’s Day, we hope to inspire you with our projects. So please make sure you stop by all the blogs for loads of ideas to help you create something special for that special someone.

My projects started off with my idea of using the Detailed Hearts Die with watercolouring. Then I chose my colours of Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride. Using an aqua painter, I watercoloured a panel of Shimmery White cardstock. 

Heartfelt bundle, Stampin' Up!, Watercolouring with aqua painters

Stampin' Up!, Hearfelt bundle, Heart doily cut in half and layeredThe card base was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Then I layered a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock die cut with the Stitched Rectangles die. I die cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock in the same size. Then using the Detailed Hearts die, I embossed the white panel. 

I stamped and punched the heart from the watercoloured cardstock and cut a Heart doily in half to create a smaller matte around this image.

Watercoloured heart from Heartfelt Bundle, Valentines Day card, Joy of Sets blog Hop, February 2020

How to make a gift tag with a rectangle die

I had some watercoloured cardstock left so I made a gift tag for this cute bag which is in the Birthday Bonanza suite. One of the Stitched Rectangle dies was used to create the banner shape.

I added some of the die cut hearts from my card to embellish the tag and this gift bag filled with chocolate hearts was all set for giving. 


Birthday Bonanza cellophane bag with gift tag, Joy of sets February 2020 blog hop, Love is in the Air

I hope you have enjoyed these projects. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Next along our hop is Fiona Whitehead. Please click the ‘next’ button to be directed to her blog. 

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Fiona Whitehead

Jane Allmark

Tricia Butts

Angie McKenzie

Susan Webster

Sue Allen

Libby Fens

JoAnn Pollock

Alejandra Gomez

Narelle Fasulo

Vicki Milyard

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Annette Ball

Anne Marie Hile

Angélique Nederpel

Brenda Nelson

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop January 2020 – Sale-A-Bration

Hi Friends,

Today I’m hopping with fellow demonstrators from around the world in the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and we are showcasing all things Sale-A-Bration. 

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, January 2020, Sale-A-Bration

So what is ‘Sale-A-Bration? It’s the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. In Australia, for every $90 you spend you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. So these are the products you will see highlighted in all our blogs today.

I have chosen the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for my projects


I coordinated these products with the Peaceful Poppies Elements to add a lovely chic black touch to them. These projects involved a bit of fussy cutting but come 4th of February you don’t need to worry as coordinating dies are available. So no more fussy cutting for this cake image.

The large cake creates a lovely focal point for cards and with the choice of sentiments, it’s suitable for any occasion.

I had a bit of leftover Peaceful Poppies Elements border which I couldn’t bear to throw away so I added it to my gift tag which coordinates with the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again. All products I have used on the projects are listed below. Please stop by all the blog hop participants for more inspiration with your Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Click on the Next button to see what Laura has created for you.


Sandra Roberts

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen


All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken direct to my Online Store. Spend $90 get a free Sale-A-Bration goodie.

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