aWow Blog Hop – Something New, Something Old

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Welcome to the final Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for 2020. It definitely has been aWOW year with lots of fun themes and projects to hop through. Thanks to Angie Mackenzie for inviting me to be be part of this team and for leading and organizing this blog hop so well. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of the Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. It’s sometime Wednesday in each of the time zones we are from when this blog hop goes live.

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Our theme this month is Something New, Something Old with a focus on the brand new year of 2021 that is approaching us. I have used some products from the Fine Art Floral Suite which is a brand new product from the January – June Mini Catalogue. That covers my ‘new’. For the ‘old’ I have gone back to basics. Somewhere we all began when we first started out stamping – Simple Stamping. I’ve shown 3 versions of this card, each time stepping it up.


This card is a quick make and would be great for someone who is new to stamping or if you need a card in a hurry, I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand on the Sahara Sand card base. This provides some interest to a plain card while still keeping it simple and quick to make.

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A panel of Designer Series Paper and Mossy Meadow cardstock add interest to this simple card. The Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and will coordinate with several colours. When I want to create quick cards I always reach for our DSP as it gives me beautiful cards with minimal effort plus being double sided, it gives more choice.I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy, punched out with the Classic Label punch and cut the ends at an angle to match my ribbon.


This card was stepped up by die cutting the centre panels and the sentiment as well. I also added some Antique Corner embellishments which can be found in the Annual Catalogue.

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For this final card I used the Stamparatus to stamp the bouquet of flowers in Balmy Blue, Terracotta Tile and Mossy Meadow.

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To make the flowers stand out against the DSP, I added a label from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies. This has been embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder which is retiring and that formed another part of my ‘old’ theme.

As I completed this card the Best Wishes sentiment tied in with another way I did think of our theme this month. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue … I think this would make a lovely wedding card (it even has some Balmy Blue in it!). The Art Gallery suite is going to capture you with it’s Gilded Leafing and Golden Acetate sheets. You can find it from pages 32-24 of your new Mini Catalogue.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I look forward to seeing you back very soon. We’ll be back next year with this blog hop with lots more fun. Subscribe to my blog if you would like to be kept updated of all my posts, events and promotions.

Next on our hop is Cheryl Miller. Click on the Next Blog button to see her beautiful project and make sure you follow the hop right through to see all the lovely projects from these talented ladies.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JP

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

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 value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial for the month. Orders over $90 also qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward until 16th March.

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 36 tutorials.

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


Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

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December 2020 Card Club – Playful Pets

December 2020 Card Club, Playful Pets

Ready to make some cute cards using the Playful Pets Suite? I can’t wait to share these cards with you during our Card Club this month. You will get to make 2 each of 4 designs, 8 cards in total, featuring fun images of cats and dogs.

So what’s the benefit of joining my Card Club? Each month you will receive a fun bag of goodies filled with your card bases, die cuts, DSP and lots of other products valued at over $35. I will email you your tutorials for all 4 cards. This is a perk of being part of club. You can save these so you can use them on other cards as well.

What will you get in your pack of goodies? Each month it will vary. Here’s a sample of what’s coming your way in December. Looks so much fun right?

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As a Club member. you will also be able to purchase the featured stamp or bundle at a 5% discount during that month. So this month you can purchase the Playful Pets bundle at a 5% discount. This is on top of the bundled savings in the catalogue. This perk is exclusive to my Card Club members.

At the end of 6 continuous months of belonging to Club, you will get to choose $35 of free product. How much fun is that?

This is the second month of this brand new club and you can be part of it and enjoy the benefits. Why not try it? You have nothing to lose and free product and tutorials to gain! You can cancel your subscription at any time so it’s ideal for you to give it a try.

Gift Idea ?

How about giving it as a Christmas gift to a family member or friend? A Card Club subscription (even paid for a month or two) would give your loved one the joy of creating, relaxing, fun. What a thoughtful gift!

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Card Club is subscription based and payable through Paypal. You can join in at any time and cancel at anytime. You control your Paypal subscription. There are no penalties. However, if you stay for the 6 months you get to enjoy FREE PRODUCT.

Subscriptions received by the 15th of the month will receive that month’s Card Club kit. Any subscriptions received after this date will receive the following month’s kit.

These are the additional items I have used on my cards if you wish to order them. Remember that Card Club members get 5% off the stamp set or bundle.

Please email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com with your order so I can give you the 5% discount. I will confirm by return email that I have received your order. If you don’t receive this email from me, please phone me on 0404 255 001 to follow up as sometimes things can get lost sometimes.

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