aWow Blog Hop – ‘Step it Up’ Fun

Are you ready to “Step It Up”? Don’t worry, it’s just a craft workout today! Welcome, to wintry Melbourne. Our Around the World on Wednesday blog hop this month is designed for EVERYONE no matter what stage of crafting you are at. If you’re not at any stage of crafting, the Beginner projects are ideal for you to experience how much fun papercrafting is.

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You will see projects designed for the Beginner crafter and then stepped-up for the Casual crafter with a bit extra for the Avid crafter.

Here’s our talented team and we are located all over the world. When this blog hop goes live, it’s sometime Wednesday wherever we are. Enjoy your travels!

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I have chosen the You’re a Peach Suite for my trio of cards today.


Being a Distinktive stamp set, the images offer shading, giving immediate results when stamped and is perfect for a beginner stamper. Some simple stamping with some layering creates this quick card.

Basic White Thick Card Base – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
Basic White Cardstock – 6cm x 7.5cm
Pale Papaya Cardstock – 6.6cm x 9.5cm
Designer Series Paper – 6cm x 14.8cm


I added some die cut labels for stamping my images on to step-up this card for the Casual crafter. The peaches were inked up in Pale Papaya and using a sponge dauber, I went around the edges with Calypso Coral to give a two-tone look.

On the base of the card I added some Pear Pizzazz with a Blending Brush using one of our new Masks to give the effect of a doily.


To add extra detail and interest for the Avid crafter, I watercoloured some Shimmery White cardstock with Pear Pizzazz and die cut the leaves. This along with the die cut peaches was mounted on the embossed background. I just love that Bark embossing folder for some beautiful texture.

Next on our hop is the lovely Cazz Boylan. Please click on the button below to follow through to her blog.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

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

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com


Register below or alternately email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com with subject “Kits Collection Class”. Order your kit early so it gets to you in time for our workshop.

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