Christmas in July Creative Escape

Get ready to celebrate with me at my Christmas in July one day Creative Escape. Beat the Christmas rush of trying to juggle baking, buying presents, wrapping presents, cleaning the house, endless Christmas functions. Get in early and get ahead on your Christmas card preparation.

This workshop is available as a mail-out option as well to anywhere in Australia. You can also purchase the PDF worldwide. There is the Main Class plus an optional add-on class which will give you even more variety with your kit inclusions.

Join me for a full day of creative fun with sprinkles of Christmas thrown in for a festive feel. The main class will feature the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle.

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Kit will include

1/2 Pack DSP
Ephemera Pack
Roll of Ribbon
Roll of Metallic Twine
Cardstock, and die cuts for 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs)
8 envelopes
Pillow gift
PDF tutorials
Morning tea


MAIL OUT OPTION – $80 (includes shipping)


This class will feature the Evergreen Elegance Bundle and will use your products from the main class.

Add on Kit will include

8 project kits (2 each of 4 designs) – including cards and 3D projects
Card bases & die cuts will be provided
Roll of Metallic twine
PDF tutorials



Book in for your Creative Escape by Sunday 27th June and include one of the bundles in your registration to receive a FREE pack of the beautiful Paper Lattice which you can use on your projects.

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PDF tutorials are available worldwide and will be emailed by the 2nd of August. The tutorial will include all 8 projects (Main Class and Add-on Class). PDF price $32.

Complete projects in class or take them home to complete at your leisure. You will have the PDF tutorials emailed to you so you can refer to them at any time. As per Stampin’ Up! policy, your kits will not include any stamped images. Therefore, should you wish to complete these at home, please note you will require the suggested products or you can substitute with other products you may have.

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Morning tea and endless cups of coffee and tea are available. You will just need to supply your own lunch and any snacks you wish to keep you fuelled for lots of crafting!

In the event of a lockdown – I will contact you with regards to posting your kit out. I am hoping it won’t come to this but I do have to prepare for it just in case!

I am so looking forward to this event and can’t wait to prepare all the fun kits for you!

Get the tutorials free!

Members of my Gifted Stars team will receive the PDF tutorials as a perk of being a team member. If you would like to know more about what it is to be part of a fun community of crafters and get some fun perks along the way, then give me a call on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Christmas in July

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Hello and welcome to my blog Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Time for our Joy of Sets monthly blog hop and we are inspiring you with some Christmas in July projects. 

Generally, I would have had an in-person cardmaking event at home for Christmas in July but Melbourne is back in a Stage 3 lock down so it’s not to be. So this blog hop gave me the opportunity to create my very first Christmas card for the year. Christmas is only 5 months away so it’s never too early to start on our cardmaking.  So make sure you go through our hop for lots of inspiration to get a headstart on your festive projects. 

Christmas in July, Poinsettia with Gold laser cut paper

I used the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack by Stampin’ Up! I covered the card base with Designer Series Paper then added a die cut panel of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp. This has always been one of my favourite stamps and I thought it worked well on this card.

The poinsettia is from the Four Season Floral stamp set which is in the Beginner Catalogue and it has 4 flowers and 3 sentiments in the set, giving you several options. I coloured the poinsettia with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting it. 

Buffalo Check,

The Forever Gold Laser Cut paper provides a beautiful backing for my stamped and die cut images and sentiment. The boughs were die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock and sponged on the edges with Just Jade ink to give a two-tone effect. The sentiment has been stamped on one of the Memories & More cards to tone in with the Just Jade shades. 

I then layered all the elements and a punched tag on top of a square doily which I sponged with Just Jade ink.

Christmas card with Buffalo Check stamp and boughs

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today and are inspired to start working on your Christmas projects. I would love to hear what you think of my project so please leave me a comment. 

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Coffee and Cards Class Wednesday 17th July

Christmas in July, Coffee and Cards, Make a Christmas Card

Come and get creative with our Christmas in July Coffee and Cards session this Wednesday. $10 for a coffee and all the supplies to make a Christmas card. I’ll have a few options for you. You can make extra cards at $5 each. 

We meet at
Joe’s Mocha Pot Cafe
Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
7/75-89 High Street

Come join us for fun and friendship and get creative. 

Step-it-Up Sunday #22 Nature Inspired Christmas Card

Hi Stampers,

Welcome to my Christmas in July edition of Step-it-Up Sunday. Thank you for visiting Stamping Flair today. I am so glad you have taken the time to stop by and I hope you enjoy browsing the site which has had a bit of a revamp in the last week. 

I thought I’d squeeze in a Christmas card before July flies past us. Today’s card uses the beautiful stamp sets –  Nature Sings and Rooted in Nature.  Quite a coincidence that both these sets are ‘nature’ stamps. They paired well together and I am yet again convinced that there is no end to the uses of the Rooted in Nature bundle,  it is a whopper bundle with so many dies and stamps.  

The idea in my mind was to create a rustic card in natural tones to blend with the stamp sets. So for the Basic card, you create a wood effect with the stamp from Timeless Textures using Early Espresso. Stamp off several times to achieve a very light shade. Create rows of pine with Mint Macaron stamped off for some trees and then in full strength for others. Add more pine trees along the front in Shaded Spruce stamped off. This creates the background for your card.

The deer is stamped in Soft Suede on Tranquil Tide DSP and punched out. At times it’s nice to have the texture of the Designer Series Paper instead of plain cardstock to stamp on as it adds more dimension to the card,

To step this card up for the Intermediate level, add a layer of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. I loved how the deer on this paper matched the stamped image. The papers in this pack are so vibrant, colourful and  for those who like the traditional Christmas colours, this pack is definitely for you.

Replace the wood stamp with a layer of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper punched with the Tailored Tag punch. Adhere this with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Linen thread tied through the button adds a bit of a country feel to the card. 

Using the remaining ink on the rubber stamp and run the stamp along the edge of the Very Vanilla panel to take off the stark edges. This is an alternative way of distressing the edges of the cardstock.


Add some die cut trees stamped on Mint Macaron cardstock to create the Advanced card.

Create the frame for the deer using a circle one size larger and one size smaller than the image. Then adhere on top of image and mount with Dimensionals. Cut and separate the strands of Burlap ribbon and add behind the Very Vanilla using double sided tape.

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Using sponge daubers, add mint macaron and a very pale layer of Soft Suede around the Very Vanilla layer. 

Have fun trying this card out. Why not try this layout with the different papers included in this pack. Get a head start on your Christmas card making and while you’re at it you use your beautiful papers.

All the Designer Series Paper used in this project are included in the July promotion. Stock up and you could even get some for Christmas presents for your crafty friends.

Have a wonderful week.


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