Kre8tors Blog Hop – Brides and Babies

Hi stampers, 

Welcome to Stamping Flair and a brand new week. So glad you could stop by my blog. I’m hopping with my friends from the Kre8tors Blog Hop group and we have projects focusing on Brides and Babies. Both such wonderful, happy occasions and what a great reason to make a card. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I’ve chosen the Bride theme and created a fancy fold congratulatory card for a wedding using the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This paper has such a vintage look so I created a vintage feel, Front Flip card.This is a very quick fold to make and decorate. The card base is a single layer. The front flap is scored in half and the back part is adhered to the card base. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold card, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

I really love the script paper in this pack and used it on the base. The flap part has another piece of DSP attached to the front and I stamped the inside with images from the For the Love of Felt stamp set. I like this stamp set for it’s simple, clean images and although designed for the coordinating, For the Love of Felt Project Kit, this set has some lovely images, especially for simple stamping. 

Inside of Flip front card, Kre8tors Blog Hop, Fancy Fold card

The addition of the Delicate Lace die cut border and the Scalloped Lace Trim just add to the vintage feel of this card. The butterfly has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve gone around the edges of it, as well as the circles and sentiment with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Measurements are listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pressed Petals DSP, Vintage wedding card

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment below as I love hearing from you. There are fabulous creations in this blog hop so make sure you stop by and have a look. Click on the Next arrow to see what Laura Mackie has prepared.

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Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

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  • Crumb Cake – 14cm x 11cm (card base), 22cm x 8.5cm (scored in half for front flap), scrap (for sentiment)
  • DSP – 13.4cm x 10.4cm, 7.9cm x 10.4cm
  • Pear Pizzazz – circle
  • Very Vanilla – 7.9cm x 10.4cm, circle, butterfly
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4cm x 11cm

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Step-it-Up Sunday #26 Little Elephant Welcome

Hi Friends,

Hope you are doing well and have had a lovely week. What creative projects have you been working on this week? I’ve been creating and preparing projects to share with you all. I even completed my first ever scrapbook page and I am so thrilled with how it turned out and will share this with you soon.

I was also fortunate to be able to register for our Bi-Annual demonstrator event – On Stage being held in November. I am super excited for this as we get to see new products, learn new techniques and meet other demonstrators.

 My Holiday catalogue preorder arrived with so many goodies. I’ve already shared one of the products on my Facebook page so if you would like to see it, make sure you check it out there. It’s a beautifully packaged bundle of products. Time constraints haven’t given me much of a chance to play with all the products I’ve received but I will continue keep you posted with photos and projects as I get a chance to play with them.

 You will get to order from the Holiday catalogue on 5th September however, if you don’t want to wait until then, then Join Up as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and get to see the Holiday catalogue NOW and preorder products straightaway.

The bundle I feature today is the very cute Little Elephant bundle from the Annual catalogue which has 2 different sized elephants with a matching punch. I love the checked effect on the elephants which make them so cute.

Today’s sketch is great for using up your stash of Designer Series Paper.


The Designer Series Paper makes this a very quick card to make to welcome a little baby. Add the main panel of DSP onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Stamp the elephant in Soft Sea Foam ink, punch out and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the  punched out circle and Starburst circle.

Add a band of Whisper White cardstock stamped with the sentiment and adhere  faceted dots to embellish this card.


Add extra dimension to the elephant by punching out a ear and attaching it on top. Stamp the check border on the sentiment panel in Pool Party. Then add some flags with strips of DSP around the elephant.  This is a great way of using up scrap pieces of DSP.


I have kept the main card the same and stepped up the sentiment panel. Use a strip of Shimmer White cardstock and with an Aqua Painter apply Soft Sea Foam and Night of Navy re-inkers to create a background wash.  Dry between colours to prevent the colours from blending.

Die cut a border and emboss it with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder. Then attach this above the water coloured panel.

Hope you have enjoyed today’s card and can give it a try or perhaps an element of it such as the sketch or technique.

May your week be blessed.



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Faceted Dots