aWow Blog Hop – The World Around Us

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Today, our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are sharing with you a glimpse into the world around us. We could be inspired by nature, colour, home decor, cushions, pets … anything in our lives right now.

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My inspiration today is from my front garden. Whenever someone in the neighbourhood (we live in a small town) asks where we live, I’ll say ‘the house with the huge palm tree in the front yard’. Well, it’s actually 2 palm trees that have merged into one. Don’t say a word, we did not plant it like this. It came when we bought the house and now it’s bigger than Ben Hur! So here’s a bit of a glimpse at it.

The large tree trunk with the look of a giant pineapple inspired me to create these leaves using the In the Tropics dies. I also added the cross-section of the tree trunk from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in keeping with my tree theme.

I wanted to recreate some stripes, similar to the Forever Greenery DSP but I wanted to use pink because my favourite colour is pink. So I chose a combination of Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz with 2 different sizes of Water Painters and painted the lines using a ruler as a guide.

A splatter of Champagne Mist using the lid of the Water Painter adds a bit of glimmer to this card.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my part of the world. Next on our hop is Cazz Boylan. Please click on the Next Blog button to follow through to her blog and keep going for lots of creative inspiration.

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I hope you enjoy your journey around the world as you share a part of ours today.


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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JP

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

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

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies or business enquiries.

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October Designer Series Paper Sale & Paper Share

We all love beautiful patterned paper and during October Stampin’ Up! are offering a selection of 15 different Designer Series Paper at a 15% discount.

GIF DSP sale 2020

Order one or if you just can’t pick a favourite, order them all. The Designer Series Paper Sale goes through all of October so you can space your ordering throughout the month. All 15 papers listed below are being discounted.

PAPER SHARE OFFER

I am offering a Paper Share with all the Designer Series Paper which are on sale. You will get a 1/4 pack of each of the following Designer Series Paper. This gives you the opportunity to get a range of patterned papers at a fraction of the cost. With Christmas only a couple of months away, it also gives you a great range of festive papers to create with.

Click on the button below to find out full details of the paper share. Once you contact me to place the order, I will invoice you for the Paper Share + shipping. Orders and payments need to be finalized by Friday, 16th October.

Artistry Blooms
Forever Greenery
Poinsettia Place
Trimming the Town
Toile Tidings
Peony Garden
Heartwarming Hugs
Magic in this Night
Snowflake Splendor
In Good Taste
Playful Pets
Tis the Season
Plaid Tidings
Whale of a Time
Playing with Patterns
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The Biggest Stamp Sale of the Year is Here!

This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year and you don’t want to miss out on the savings! For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM online a select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount. You can find the complete list at the bottom of this post.

Bunny Handmade card with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper sale

The lovely nature-inspired, Nature’s Beauty stamp set with this cute bunny is on the list.

My Online Store  will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Floral arrangement with Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and Boho Indigo Product Medley, Greeting Card

The much loved Gorgeous Posies stamp set is on sale too. Combine it with the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit for a lovely ensemble.

Click on any of the images below to be taken to my Online Store and shop through the selection of stamps. On the 23rd of September, the listed stamps will show the reduced price.

If you have your list ready then you can email me, from today, at stampingflair@yahoo.com, call me on Ph: 0404 255 001, text me or send me a Facebook Messenger notice (whatever works for you) to place an order. I will call you to confirm receipt of the order.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then I would recommend you consider our Starter Kit which gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

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Having the Christmas Blues

We are over the halfway mark of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge and it’s another sketch challenge. My card ended nowhere near where it started. The paper, colour combination – everything – is completely opposite to what I started with. Does that ever happen to you? You start off with one idea but inspiration just takes you elsewhere. So we’re now having the Christmas Blues – shades of pretty blues.

My card began with the choice of Designer Series Paper – specifically a non-Christmas DSP. The Whale of a Time DSP had this beautiful blue speckled sheet which reminded me of winter and snow. This was going to be perfect for my background.

The Feels Like Frost DSP has always been a favourite of mine with it’s scenic images on one side and silver foil accents on the other. An image of a field on the paper made me choose the deer from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley for my focal image.

I created a small strip of paper at the back to coordinate with my card. Using scraps of Seaside Spray cardstock, I cut varying widths and made an accent strip at the back.

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley, Stampin Up, First Frost DSP, Christmas Card

Join me tomorrow for another fun card in this series. I hope you’re finding lots of inspiration in the cards I’m sharing. To place an order, just click on any of the products listed at the bottom of this post which will take you direct to my Online Store. Alternately, email me at stampingflair@yahoo.com


STAMPING FLAIR LOYALTY POINTS
Earn 1 point for every $50 spent in store. Once you reach 10 points, you will get to select upto $40 worth of products in my Online Store.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then I would recommend you consider our Starter Kit which gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

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Christmas with the Zany Zebras

It’s a Fairy Tail Christmas theme for Day 13 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge . Not a fairytale as we would picture it but with the emphasis on ‘tail’ I was off selecting a cute animal stamp. With so many cute animal images in the Stampin’ Up! product line, there were quite a few to choose from. I chose the Zany Zebras, well, for the pure zaniness of a zebra at Christmastime. Who needs a reindeer when you can have a zebra right?

The 3 cute zebras in this stamp set also tied in perfectly with the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink Challenge #522.

This layout made it really fun to create this card as it looks like the zebras are having a good old chat working out where they are going on their next shopping spree!

I added some fussy cut images from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to create the Christmas feel. The sentiment is also from the DSP and layered on a label from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

Would you like to be part of my lovely team of Gifted Stars and share in the fun of creating and learning and being part of a community that loves crafting together? We would love to have YOU join us. Making new friends is so much fun. Learn more about the benefits of being part of our team by clicking the image below. If you have any questions please email me at stampingflair@yahoo.com or ph: 0404 255 001. You will get a fantastic deal when you join in September. 


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Stamp ‘ n Hop Blog Hop – Holiday Mini

Welcome to the Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop for September. The Holiday Mini Catalogue is brimming with beautiful products and we are going to showcase some of these for you today.

I live in Melbourne, Australia and over these past 2 weeks I have been creating lots of projects using these beautiful products and there is so much more inspiration in there.

Next on our hop is Terry Montgomery