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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If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to assist you.
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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Splish Splash


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





Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Floral

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog and a very happy Mother’s Day to all Mums and care-givers. It is the early hours of Sunday, here in Melbourne. I hope you have a lovely day celebrating, in what is possibly, a very different way this year. Our floral theme for the Joy of Sets blog hop is appropriate as I’m sure many mums will be receiving flowers today

I’ve got a couple of coordinated projects featuring the Peaceful Poppies suite.

Handmade card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies suite

The Peaceful Poppies Elements are the main feature on my card and pillow box. I used the die cut elements which were already coloured as well as the water-colour die cut elements which are embossed images. These were coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers and blended with a Blender Pen.

Kraft Pillow Box Gift Box decorated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies

The Kraft Pillow Box has been dressed in a similar way to the card using the Stitched Labels Dies. These are retiring and I’m going to miss these pretty lace-edged dies. 

Coordinated card and gift box with flowers-Peaceful Poppies Elements

You will notice, on the card, that I die cut the label and poppy from one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes. On the circle with the sentiment, I added some Soft Suede stripes in a Stampin’ Write Marker. This suite makes it so easy to create these coordinated projects and the Peaceful Poppies Elements really make it so much quicker. 

Gift box and card coordinated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite

You are visiting Stamping Flair and I hope you have enjoyed my creations. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Click on the Next button to go to Tricia’s site to see what beautiful floral creation she has in store for you.

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Tricia Butts

Fiona Whitehead

Brenda Nelson

Libby Fens

Susan Webster

JoAnn Pollock

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez

Kaylin Krawczyk

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Narelle Fasulo

Sue Allen

Sandra Mastello

Andrea Tracy-Tucker


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Craft Room Organization Ideas

With so much time on my hands, I can tell you what’s been happening at our home. More Crafting, Cleaning, Cooking, Consuming … do you find you’re eating more? How does that work? Cassidy and I went shopping and came back with a ton of – chocolates, chips (the essentials) and of course some other things we need to survive! 

There’s lots of cleaning up and organizing going on too. I’ve been doing some organizing in the craft room. One essential I have in my craft room is the Stampin’ Up! storage units.

These are modular units and priced very reasonably, so you can add to your collection when your budget allows. They can be arranged to suit your work area and the way you like things placed.

Stampin' Blends storage

There’s room to store your ink refills in the Topper and the Stampin’ Blends fit in separate storage units. The Open Storage units give more room to add any other items. I have added extra ink pads and embellishments within reach.

Storage for your craft supplies

The coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers fit in the slot next to the ink pads. I love that I can have these units on my desk within arms reach so that selecting the right colour for my project is quick and convenient. When I need a green, I just hold up the card next to my greens and go, ‘yeah this one goes well’. It’s that simple. Added bonus, they look great as well.

Stampin' Storage for ink pads

What Should you Get?

Click on the Button below to view a Configuration Chart to help you work you what you need to organize your work space. You can also call or email me and I can help you work out what you will need to so that your creating can be even more enjoyable. 



Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop – 3D Project

Hi friends,

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

I appreciate you stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair and taking the time to have a look at my project. Today I’m blog hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we are showcasing 3D projects using Stampin’ Up! products. My project involves no stamping at all.

I have created a very simple, yet fun wreath using the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.

Wrapped in Plaid paper used to make a Christmas Wreath

To create the wreath, cut up your paper into 3″ squares. Then add a strip of Tear and Tape to one side. Roll up the square from the opposite side so the tape joins it together to form the cone. Create as many as required to form your circles. You can vary which patterns you would like to use as well.

How to make a paper wreath using Stampin' Up! DSP

Then attach this to your frame using hot glue. I tend to get myself in a mess with hot glue so I kept it to a minimum and it stayed attached without a problem. I got this frame from Spotlight and it came with a cord for hanging. For the centre, I took a doily, cut it in half, roughly pleated it and attached it with hot glue. 

Easy to make handmade wreath for Christmas

For more 3D inspiration, make sure you follow the hop all the way through. Below is a list of participants. 

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Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey. 



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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop – Summer

Hi Friends,

Happy middle of the week! Wednesdays are great days aren’t they? Second half of the week means the weekend looms near. It’s extra nice because I get Wednesdays off from my regular job in a school so more time to craft. 

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Today I’m thrilled to be part of the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. I am a cardmaker most of the time and I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this blog hop as it just stretches my creativity and made me think big (scrapbook page size)!

I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from a small coastal town of Blind Bight in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The beach is a short 5 minute walk from our home and it’s a lovely quiet area away from the busy suburbs. So when I found out the theme for this month’s hop was ‘Summer’ my first thought was Coastal Cabana for the beach and that’s how my page unfolded.


Scrapbook blog hop with a summer theme, Tropical Chic stamp set

The next product that I really wanted to incorporate was the striped So Saffron cardstock from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack. The yellow signifying sunshine and bright days. 

Summer themed Scrapbooking page for Everyday moments

Summer evoked memories of my childhood in Sri Lanka with palm trees and bright flowers. The Tropical Chic stamp set had the perfect images for this.

Summer themed scrapbook page also suitable for honeymoon style photos

The flowers have been stamped in Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Then I sprinkled Pigment Sprinkles on a clear stamping block and used an aqua painter to colour them in. The effect is so pretty and the colours are intense. A little goes a long way. The sentiments are also from the Memories & More card pack and I’ve layered them to create depth and interest. 

Memory Keeping with the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack

I’m so glad I have had this opportunity to participate today as it’s been a whole lot of fun. Make sure you stop by all the participating blogs and check out the fun ways everyone has interpreted Summer. Please click on the Next button to see what Cindy has created. 

Lisa Henderson
Sue McDonald
Shirley Merker
Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here
Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher (one per month).

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.



Products used to create this project