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.
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Watercoloured Christmas Birds

Watercolouring would have to be one of my favourite techniques to use with papercrafting. So I was quite thrilled when I saw that the challenge for Day 20 of Martin Stone’s #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge was to use Watercolouring on a project.

While I await delivery of my next lot of Christmas goodies, I thought I could use one of my non-Christmas stamps to create a seasonal card. I pulled out a favourite, Free as a Bird stamp set and set out to create Robins with my ink refills. I have previously done some watercolouring with this same set of birds. You can see that card here.

I used a combination of Real Red, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue and Basic Gray to paint them. Watercolouring is such a relaxing technique and gives you such effective results.

I chose the Pinewood Designer Series Paper to coordinate with the Pinewood Embossing Folder.

Some Gold Foil poinsettias with their centres dotted with gold gems make this a more festive card. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set which has so many great sentiments.

If you haven’t given watercolouring a go, get yourself a pack of Water Painters and some ink refills and enjoy this wonderfully relaxing and fun technique.


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Receive the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set and So Much Love stamp set FREE as part of the Get & Go Starter Kit promotion during September.

A Fairytale Christmas Village

The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is sooo much fun. It just makes you feel like a child again with the cute and colourful houses. I chose it for this card sketch challenge in Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I think this year I’m going to be well ahead of my cardmaking for Christmas … I hope!

Card sketches are a lot of fun to work with and I did switch this around a bit, putting the sentiment to the left. Sketches are there to give you a starting point and you can even flip them to give you a totally different look.

I watercoloured a label from Hippo & Friends dies in Balmy Blue using a water painter. Then I stamped the stars in Balmy Blue while the cardstock was still a bit damp so it gave it a less defined edge.

I fussy cut several houses from the DSP sheets. The trees from the Coming Home stamp set were stamped in Gray Granite, then using the plaid tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set I stamped over the image to create the pattern.

This whole scene just has the look of a cute, fairytale like, Christmas village. I’m sure you have seen me use the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper several times. With it’s fun colours and images, I have really enjoyed creating both Christmas and non-Christmas projects with it.

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Want to join in and create some Christmas cards and other fun projects with me? Then join me for an Online Christmas Papercraft Retreat from 14-15th November. Hosted my Bec Hall and myself, we will present 14 projects for you to follow along with us via Facebook Lives. You will get a Show Bag filled with products valued at $130. This will also include all your kits ready to go, with lots of consumable product leftover for you to create more beautiful projects. Mailed to your home, you will be able to craft along with us at your convenience.

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Some of the goodies in your Show Bag
Join us for this Online Weekend Retreat. Show Bags can be mailed anywhere in Australia. PDF tutorials are available for purchase worldwide.

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