Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Easter

Hi,

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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aWow Blog Hop – 3d Project

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Welcome to the March Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. You may be visiting me after stopping by Leonie Stuart’s site and seeing her beautiful project or a regular subscriber to my blog. Whatever the case, I am so glad you are here to take a look at what I’ve made.

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Cardmaking comes naturally to me. 3D projects I do have to think a bit more for as it’s not something I create regularly. What to create for this hop was a challenge. Pinterest always provides inspiration. After scouring through Easter baskets, I decided on a box!

This is no ordinary box.

It’s a cute stationery box which I couldn’t resist as I just love stationery.

I started by following a tutorial from StampARTic but I changed and added things as I went. I’ve had lots of fun creating everything to go in it as well.

It’s filled with a note pad, note cards, gift tags, regular sized cards and a little pocket for stamps (make a card, send a card!). You could even put a pen in one of those pockets.

Regular sized cards and gift tags

Note cards

I will get the measurements out for this early next week and my newsletter next week will be having a PDF for this project.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you have enjoyed this fun project and look forward to you visiting back here soon.

Next on our hop is Cheryll Miller. Please click on the Next button to see her lovely creation.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop – Christmas Tree Decorations

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Hi friend, Welcome to the November Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop. I’m so glad I’ve got this blog hop as I’ve been in a bit of a crafting rut this past week and this has forced me to get on the job! It’s a little bit different today as we are sharing handmade Christmas tree decorations with you. Being in a craft rut and trying to come up with something different was a challenge.

Gold hoops were going to be my featured product and my decorations evolved from this. This was then combined with the beautiful Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper to create these cute ornaments which could also double up as gift tags.

Each one has an embossed panel and I’ve used various punches and dies for the main image. The hoops were added with glue dots.

I love the layered ribbons with the lace trim adding a vintage look to these charming ornaments. I think I’ll be making a few more of these to gift to some work colleagues as I really enjoyed making them and they were really easy to make.

If you would like to give these decorations a try, I’ve got a complete list of products at the end of this post.

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Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair in Melbourne today and I hope you enjoy all the projects that you see as you visit everyone in our blog hop.

Click on the Next button to see Tricia Butt’s lovely creations.

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Alison Carter

Sue McDonald

Kim Price

Stacey Marsh

Karen Egan

Jo Blackman

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Tricia Butts

Tracie St-Louis

Gez Carpenter

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Susan Simpson

Mo Rootes

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Libby Fens


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aWow Blog Hop – Tag Team

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are from different global markets of Stampin’ Up! On the second Wednesday of each month, you get to travel the world with us, across different time zones varying from midnight to 10pm.

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Our theme this month is Tag Team with a focus on creating 2 coordinating projects. My projects had a coordinating colour palette and design.

My card began with the simple Magenta Madness border on the card which was stamped using the Queen’s Anne’s Lace stamp set.

I coloured the flower from the So Much Love stamp set with a combination of Melon Mambo, Rococo Rose and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Using the various shades of pink gave me more blending options. You can get the So Much Love and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set FREE during the month of September. Find out how at the bottom of this post.

I die cut the leaves from Whisper White cardstock using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Then I used Light and Dark Old Olive and Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends to colour it.

The clear droplets add the look of rain drops on this card.

My coordinating project is a tag created in a similar way to the card. I added a sentiment from the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set, using the banner from the Tasteful Labels dies to cut it out.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects I’ve shared today. A full list of products are listed at the end of this post. Next on our hop is Cazz Boylan. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project and follow the hop through for lots of coordinating, creative ideas.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JP

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Gift Packaging

Welcome to another Stampers Showcase blog hop where we are showcasing everything to do with gift packaging. I am so glad that you are here visiting me at my blog, Stamping Flair in Melbourne today. Stampin’ Up! offers us so many possibilities for gift wrapping by providing us with cute boxes and bags and the beautiful products that we can decorate them or create our own gift packaging. 

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My projects feature the beautiful Boho Indigo Product Medley which you will find on Page 9 of your Annual Catalogue. It is filled with a whole lot of amazing products to let your creativity take over.

Product Medley Includes

*11 piece photopolymer stamp set
*12 piece Boho Indigo Die
*48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
*Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs
*Die cuts with gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs
*Night of Navy 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)
*Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Pleated Ribbon (9.1m)
*Paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes

Mini Gift Box

I used one of our Mini Shipping Boxes and covered it with a sheet of the DSP which I cut to size. As the paper is 6″x6″ it didn’t wrap around but I liked the look of the Kraft box peeking slightly through as it matched my vase and the look of the project. 

The Very Vanilla embossed panel comes in the Product Medley as does the gold embossed leaf. You get a variety of these and they are just beautiful accent pieces. A panel of cardstock was heat embossed in gold using the leaf stamp and then sponged Mint Macaron and Garden Green over to create the border at the bottom. 

Gift Tag

I made a matching gift tag as beautifully packaged gifts need a beautiful gift tag.

I made the best use of the items in the Product Medley including the label which I stamped and sponged on. The accents of green and Cinnamon Cider work well against the blues of this suite. 

All the products I have used on these projects are listed at the bottom of this post. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please follow the hop right through for lots of packaging ideas for the next time you need to do some gift wrapping. Next on our hop is Annette Ball. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful creation.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Splish Splash

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So glad that you are here visiting me in Melbourne. What a fun theme we have this month for the Joy of of Sets blog hop. I live in a coastal village so the beach is a few minutes down the road, however I’m not one for going down there in these cold days. My partner however, will go kayaking no matter what the temperature is because… he doesn’t make cards! 

So I’ve gone for a warmer water option which seems more soothing and relaxing.Joy of Sets Splish Splash, Header

When you saw the theme did you start singing splish, splash I was taking a bath? I combined the bath and the beach on my projects. I filled the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes with bath pearls in different colours and decorated the boxes to suit with the beautiful shells from the Seaside Notions stamp set

The shells were stamped in Stazon ink onto Shimmery White cardstock and watercoloured. Then I layered this onto a watercoloured circle. I cut the Label me Fancy punched out cardstock in half so it fit on the box. The water reeds have been die cut from Crurmb Cake cardstock and the blue textured DSP sheet in the In Good Taste pack. 

For added detail, the World of Good Designer Series Paper has been stamped before adhering onto the box. 

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed these projects and would really love your feedback so please leave me a comment. 

Next on our hop is lovely Angie McKenzie. Click on the next button to see her beautiful work.

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Gez Carpenter

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Vicki Milyard

Brenda Nelson

Narelle Fasulo

Alejandra Gomez

Sue Allen

Fiona Whitehead

Mo Rootes

Susan Webster

Jill Chapman

Rochelle Laird-Smith

 

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