Dashing Along Mini Santa Bag

The Santa bag is probably my favourite item in the Signs of Santa suite. It was in my first shop from the Holiday catalogue. These cute sacks can be stamped on, decorated and filled with any number of things like lollies, chocolates (a few Lindor balls will fit in there), guest soaps, some Stampin’ Up! embellishments perhaps? Wouldn’t that be fun? A mixed bag of embellishments, like a mixed bag of lollies – only better!

I have decorated this very simply and quickly using the Dashing Deer bundle and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. It’s held together with a cute star paper clip. The All is Bright paper clips come in a mixed pack of 20 with Christmas trees and stars. 

This is my type of gift bag

These would make great teacher appreciation gifts. Everyone loves a beautifully packaged gift. 

 What you need to make this bag 

Blended Seasons Scrapbook Page

I know many of you love to scrapbook and have a lot of experiencing doing this. I struggle to get photos in an album let alone scrapbook with them! In the past I have dabbled with a few scrapbook layouts to create newborn baby gifts.

The project I undertook a couple of weeks ago was much more involved and I put a lot of my heart into it because it was around my daughter. This photo was taken at her cousin’s wedding in Tasmania earlier this year and I just love her simple, natural look here.

I used several products on this layout including the Blended Seasons bundle and products from the Tea Room Suite. The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper worked in so well with the colours of Cassidy’s dress. I tore the edge and dabbed it with Soft Suede ink to give it a distressed look. 

Behind the photo I’ve added added a die cut from the Stitched All Around dies. Several flowers were stamped and coloured in Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. These are quite quick to fussy cut. I then die cut leaves from the Blended Seasons dies, cut them apart and arranged around the flowers.

The Olive green panels are from the Tea Room Memories and More Card Pack and I’ve also added some Wood Twxture DSP which has been matted onto Soft Suede cardstock.

I really love the sentiment as it expressed exactly what Cassidy is – a blessing in my life. It’s from the Very Vintage Hostess set and has been embellished with a Copper Vinyl sticker which is also from the Tea Room Suite.

The Blended Seasons bundle is only available until 31st August. It’s a set that covers all seasons and you will get a lot of use out of it. I know I have been creating a lot with it. If you love it now is the time to get it before this promotion runs out plus every $90 spent in August earns you a $9 Bonus Days coupon. This can be spent in September so you get extra value with your purchase. Please contact me with any questions or feedback. 

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Holiday Catalogue 2018 Sneak Peek Farmhouse Christmas

As promised, I’m going to be showing you our fun Christmas and holiday themed products over the course of the next couple of weeks prior to the Holiday catalogue release. I am so excited to be able to share these gorgeous products with you. My mind is bursting with ideas and I want to try them all out so please make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the fun we are going to have. 

The product suite I’m sharing today is the Farmhouse Christmas suite and it is my favourite in the catalogue. It is so ‘me’ and it brings the warmth and homely feel of the Christmas season in all of it’s products. 

There’s the stamp set with a farmhouse, truck carrying a freshly cut Christmas tree, a tree which has shed it’s leaves, falling leaves, a teeny tiny wreath and several sentiments. There are several dies to match, including stitched label dies. 


Then there is a super cute distressed tin which you can decorate. It will fit several standard sized cards and would be great for gift giving. 

The  Galvanized buttons and Festive Farmhouse elements are great for embellishing as is the Burlap ribbon. There is also a 3 pack of cotton twine in Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla. 

The Designer Series Paper has some wood grain effect, stripes and check backgrounds.  Some sheets are with Whisper White while the others are Very Vanilla so you can change it up. 

Another item in this suite is a Corrugated Embossing Folder. I think this is a great addition to our folders. It looks so good. I used it on my first project with the Holiday Catalogue, which was decorating the tin. Do you love the look of the Corrugated Embossing Folder? 

I coloured the truck in Water Colour pencils. A reminder that the Assortment 2 of the Water Colour pencils is only available during August so if you love colouring in, then order them while you can. 

Would you like a copy of the Holiday catalogue to browse through or need further information on products? Please contact me and I’d love to assist you in your crafting. 

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Blender Pens



Step-it-Up Sunday #19 Decorate a Mini Pizza Box

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair today. Trust you have had a great week. Have you been able to get any crafting done? I know how hard it is to find the time between working, housework, being a mum and all the other ‘stuff’ we have to do but isn’t it great when we just get a moment to relax and create? I find it so relaxing. I’m on 2 weeks holidays so I hope to get a bit more crafting done and get a few sleep ins too!

For today’s Step-it-Up Sunday, I wanted to create something different so I chose the Mini PIzza Box. They are pre cut, food safe boxes which just need to be folded and take less than a minute to assemble. These are so cute and there are so many ways in which you can decorate them whether it be by stamping, spritzing, covering with DSP – many options. 

I was inspired by this colour combination. 


Use the Artisan Textures stamp to cover the sides of the pizza box in Mango Melody. Apart from being a lovely texture stamp, this stamp also easily and quickly adds background colour. Then attach a 3 1/4” piece of Tropical Escape DSP to the top.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up Sunday

Add the strip of Berry Burst cardstock, sentiment and champagne foil leaf and you’ve got a very quickly created, handmade gift box.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up Sunday


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Leaf Punch



Step-up to the next level by stamping the border with the stripe stamp. Stamp over the Designer Series Paper for added interest. To create the layered look for the sentiment, stamp it on the Tropical Escape DSP and punch out. Then punch another piece from Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut it in half. Layer this behind the sentiment and cut off any part that is overhanging.Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up SundayAdd these for Intermediate Card



Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up SundayYou can create an extra special gift box with the Advanced step-up. Add a strip of Basic Black cardstock to the Berry Burst panel. Stamp and heat emboss the flowers from the Falling Flowers stamp set. Watercolour them using an Aqua painter and a Berry Burst ink refill and once dry, die cut them.  Add some die cut leaves from the Tropical Thinlits dies and arrange with the punched out leaves. I have cut some apart to make them fit in better.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up SundayThese boxes make lovely treat holders and are so quick to put together you could have several ready to go for those last minute gifts. 

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Mini Pizza Box, Step-it-Up Sunday

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Statement of the Heart Frame

The Statement of the Heart is what Stampin’ Up is all about. I certainly love what I do. Creating cards and handmade crafts is enjoyable and relaxing. I’m blessed to also be able to share it with each one of you who sees my work through social media or attending workshops and parties. Crafting makes me happy so I wanted to use this stamp to create a feature in my craft room.

I found this cute frame at the Reject Shop for $4 and the colour tied in perfectly with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. 

I have used elements from the Share What You Love embellishment kit to complete the frame. The tag has been stamped with the background stamp in one of the new In-Colours, Grapefruit Grove and the Statement of the Heart in Tranquil Tide. I stamped the flowers twice – once in Old Olive and then in Rich Razzleberry. I fussy cut and then mounted the flowers with Stampin’  Dimensionals.

The Share What You Love bundles are available until 31st May. All items for this project are from the Gotta Have It All bundle. To order, please contact me or visit my Online Store.