New at su Blog Hop – Terrific Tags

With just 3 days left to Christmas, the New at SU team have got some last minute gift tag inspiration for you for our last blog hop for the year.

I’ve been busy wrapping gifts with my daughter, Cassidy over the last few days. Our lounge looks like Santa’s workshop (albeit a bit chaotic), with all designs of wrapping paper strewn about and gifts waiting to be embellished. Today, I’ve got some seasonal and non-seasonal tags using the Celebrations Tags dies which are on the Last Chance list and some sneak peeks from our upcoming Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

For this first project, I created a gift card holder using the Celebrations dies. I’ve added another tag which I cut in half as a layering element from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. This is a free pack of 48 sheets of 12″x12″ paper you can earn during Sale-A-Bration, which begins 5th January. I’ve used the same paper for the front of the gift card holder.

The silver circle is from the Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper which is from the upcoming Mini Catalogue. I coloured the white lines with a Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the tag. The snowflake was heat embossed in clear embossing powder 3 times to give it a beautiful glossy finish. A Pastel Pearl ‘button’ coloured with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend finishes off this sweet gift card holder.

For these gift cards I used some of the beautiful Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. This is another freebie you can earn and this coordinates with the Fragrant Flowers bundle from the Mini Catalogue.

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I fussy cut some of the flowers from the DSP, leaving a border around the edges. The black edge just made those flowers pop.

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I added a coordinating strip of DSP around the base of the box which works in well with the gift tag.

Since creating these projects, the Celebrations Tags dies have sold out. The Mini Pocket Envelope Dies would make a good substitute.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek of new products. Please follow our hop through for lots more ideas for creating some special tags for your gifts. We’d love for you to leave us a comment as you go through.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Monthly Blog Hop – Sweet Talk Suite

Hello and welcome to our first Ink. Stamp. Share Monthly Blog Hop for 2022. We are sharing projects featuring a suite from either of our catalogues. I’m showcasing products from the Sweet Talk Suite which is on Pages 8-10 of the Mini Catalogue. The paper and Gingham Embossing Folder are some of my favourite products in the suite.

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In time for Valentine’s Day, I’ve got a cute and simple gift box to share with you. This is a simple standard box and you can present it with or without the lid.


  • Highland Heather Cardstock 23cm x 16.5cm
    Score on the long side at 5.5cm, 11cm 16.5cm and 22cm
    Score on the short side at 11cm
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock (lid) 9.5cm x 9.5cm
    Score on all 4 sides at 1.9cm

I added the beautiful Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper to decorate the box. One side has hearts in traditional reds and pinks and also pastel hearts and heart shaped lollipops which are so cute.

Some other sheets of the DSP have stripes and water colour washes which can be used for other occasions.

I embossed the White panel with the Gingham Embossing folder and added a watercolour wash in Blushing Bride, stamping a few Real Red dots to coordinate with my cute little red hearts.

I added a mini tag to the front of the box and decorated it so it was ready for gift-giving.

This box can also be used as a table favour for a place setting. Fill it with some chocolates for a sweet treat.

Next on our hop is Donna Lester. Please follow right through the hop for lots of suite inspiration!

Jo Blackman

Dana Sullivan

Sue McDonald

Kim Price

Susan Simpson

Nicole Mahler

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Jill Chapman

Stacey Marsh

Mo Rootes

Karen Egan

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here

Donna Lester

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Cheryl Diana

Victoria Littlewood

Angie McKenzie

Linda Moore

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

Every $90 spent in store will earn a free Sale-A-Bration reward.

For $169 get your choice of $235 in product plus 2 bonus stamp sets of your choice during Sale-A-Bration when you join my Gifted Stars Team.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #31 Mini Birthday Gable Box

Hello Everyone,

How are you all doing today? I trust your week has gone well and you are keeping well.

For today’s Step-it-Up Sunday I am focusing on a birthday gift package idea. I’ve gone with the birthday theme because it’s my birthday this week and I thought it would be a bit of fun to do something with the Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes. These were new to the Annual Catalogue this year and were an addition to the Silver ones we had from the Occasions catalogue last year. I have had this pack for a while and opened it to complete this project. I missed the ‘lustrous’ bit and thought it was just white but these boxes have a beautiful shimmery look so you could put a ribbon and sentiment and gift it without doing much to it. The look is classic.


I have used the Broadway Bound Speciality Designer Series Paper on this project. I just got it in my last order and I tell you it’s one of those items that is so much better seeing the real thing. The paper is beautiful and it has a look of glamour in it. I will feature it in projects in the coming weeks. Very classy and great for men’s cards too.

To decorate this box you need a length of 12″ paper cut at a width of 1½”. This is a little bit shorter than the length of the box but attach it so that the join is in the front. The punched circles from the DSP and Basic Black cardstock hide the join.

For the sentiment, I worked in reverse this time. I first punched the tag shape from the Duet Banner punch. Then take your sentiment and manipulate it a little to give it a slight curve and then stamp the image. This is the beauty of photopolymer stamps – you can adjust them a little bit.

To keep this nice and simple, tie off your ribbon in a double knot – not a bow in sight!


The Intermediate level has been stepped-up with some stamping with the Star of Light stamp set. This is a Christmas stamp set with some lovely sentiments and images but there are images that can cross over to birthdays and other occasions. I really love the flourish with the little stars and that’s what has been used here along with little ‘fireworks’ look stamp in black. Stamp the flourish alternately so you have some going upwards and others facing downwards.

Add a border from another sheet of the same DSP and this ties in with your stamped stars. Top off your bow with a cute Binder Clip in Lovely Lipstick.


Add some heat embossed stars in Lovely Lipstick to add some extra texture to this gift pack. Stampin’ Up does have a pack of the 2018-2020 In-Color Embossing Powders. However I don’t have them yet so the way to get around this is with a Versamark pad and your Lovely Lipstick ink pad. Ink up the stamp in Versamark pad and then directly into the Lovely Lipstick ink pad and then stamp. Keep repeating this step. In between each stamping, I stamped off the excess Lovely Lipstick on scrap paper. It will still stain your Versamark ink pad and that’s why I have 2 of them – one clean and the other not so clean.

Lovely Lipstick ribbon and Sequin Trim have been added to the Mini Binder Clip. These are held together with glue dots. Fussy cut a party hat and attach with a mini Stampin’ Diminesional and attach a sequin with a glue dot.

Hope you have a good week with some creative therapy included.

Melbourne is in the footy finals frenzy at the moment but our family is not really that into it, So much so that I have planned an all day crafting event on Grand Final day and yes, I know there are others like me who are not that into the footy, who’ll making cards with me that day. We are going to have some good fun and fellowship with morning tea and lunch included as well. So, if you would like to join us on Saturday 29th September, please contact me to book your place. 

We’ll be decorating the Distressed Card Tin from the Holiday catalogue and creating 6 varying Christmas cards to go in it. So you are in for a treat. Click the photo for details.

I’ve got 2 weeks off from my ‘regular’ job at school so school holiday fun, family time and crafting is lined up.





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Dashing Along Mini Santa Bag

The Santa bag is probably my favourite item in the Signs of Santa suite. It was in my first shop from the Holiday catalogue. These cute sacks can be stamped on, decorated and filled with any number of things like lollies, chocolates (a few Lindor balls will fit in there), guest soaps, some Stampin’ Up! embellishments perhaps? Wouldn’t that be fun? A mixed bag of embellishments, like a mixed bag of lollies – only better!

I have decorated this very simply and quickly using the Dashing Deer bundle and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. It’s held together with a cute star paper clip. The All is Bright paper clips come in a mixed pack of 20 with Christmas trees and stars. 

This is my type of gift bag

These would make great teacher appreciation gifts. Everyone loves a beautifully packaged gift. 

 What you need to make this bag