Birthday Card with Altered Laser Cut Paper

It’s been a full week and I’m so glad that I’ve got this wonderful craft to keep me relaxed. It’s my happy place and I get a lot of joy in sharing it with you. When most of our regular activities get taken away, it’s lovely to have something we can do in the comfort of our own homes – plus it’s relaxing – so that’s a bonus.

Happy Birthday Stamp Set, How to Colour with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

The Happy Birthday stamp set has been a favourite of mine from the Sale-A-Bration rewards. With coordinating dies to cut out the images, you can create your cards very easily. The laser cut background paper is from the Botanical Prints Medley. This sheet is Pretty Peacock on one side and white on the other. I coloured the white side with a Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to alter the colour and this gives it more versatility.

The scalloped felt under the sentiment is actually a scrap piece from the the embellishments in the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit – no wastage. I stamped the sentiment from the Label Me Bold stamp set in Night of Navy on Coastal Cabana cardstock. This set is one of the stamp sets that have gone unnoticed a little bit in the catalogue. Those bold sentiments really pop and the background images can be used many ways.

Birthday Cake Card with Laser Cut Background

The Happy Birthday stamp set is FREE with a $90 order. It can’t be purchased separately. With only 10 days left of Sale-A-Bration, you will want to hurry to get this stamp set and the coordinating dies. The Sale-A-Bration range of products are limited so once they are gone they won’t be restocked. 

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For example
$90 Order = 1 Sale-A-Bration Reward (Tier 1) + 1 Stamping Flair Loyalty Point
$180 Order = 2 Sale-A-Bration Rewards (Tier 1) or 1 Sale-A-Bration Reward (Tier 2) + 3 Stamping Flair Loyalty Points 

Earn Stamping Flair Loyalty Points each time you shop with me. Every $50 spent in store earns you 1 point. Once you get 10 points you can select products to the value of $40 from my Online Store. 

Click on any of the product images below to be taken to my Online Store where you can place an order. For all orders under $250 please use the Host Code. Dont use Host Code for orders over $250 as you can get your own Stampin’ Rewards.


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Got questions? Email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com 

Have a lovely weekend

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Hi friends,

Welcome to another Stamper’s Showcase Blog Hop and a special welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, Australia – a small coastal town in Victoria. So glad to have you stop by and as a group of demonstrators from around the world we are hoping to inspire you with lots of ideas from the amazing Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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What is Sale-A-Bration?

If you are new to the whole stamping thing you might wonder what is Sale-A-Bration and why does Rochelle keep going on about it? So glad you asked.

  • It is the best sale of the Stampin’ Up! year
  • You get to earn free products with a minimum spend -. In Australia the minimum order value is $90 and every increment thereafter earns you another reward
  • There are 2 tiers of rewards – some at the $90 threshold and others at the $180 threshold so you have lots to choose from
  • The best part is there no limit to the number of products you can earn for free

    Pretty good right?

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration Inspiration, February 2020So for my project I pulled out the Happy Birthday to You stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration reward you can earn with a $90 order. I also combined several other Sale-A-Bration items on this project to give you maximum inspiration.

I started off with Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles on Shimmery White cardstock. To maintain a little bit of control over where the colour went, I first added water with an Aqua Painter then sprinkled the powder. Then I added more drops of water, leaving it to dry well between colours. I love the different looks that pigment sprinkles give. This panel was layered on the beautiful Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper which is another Sale-A-Bration offering.

I coloured the flowers with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and die cut them with the Sale-A-Bration coordination die set. These dies are great for cutting the cake image, flowers, the stand and all the leaves I’ve got on this arrangement. I added a piece of faux suede white cardstock which I embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder – just for a little bit of extra texture. 

Faux Suede Technique


A strip of Sale-A-Bration Golden Honey Designer Series Paper adds just the right amount of gold to coordinate with the gold embossing. 

I hope this inspires you to get busy with all the lovely goodies that Sale-A-Bration has on offer. All products I have used on this card are listed below. Make sure you visit all the blogs for more inspiration and please leave us comments as we’d love to hear from you.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit the talented Mikaela Titheridge. You won’t want to miss what she’s got for you.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop January 2020 – Sale-A-Bration

Hi Friends,

Today I’m hopping with fellow demonstrators from around the world in the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and we are showcasing all things Sale-A-Bration. 

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, January 2020, Sale-A-Bration

So what is ‘Sale-A-Bration? It’s the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. In Australia, for every $90 you spend you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. So these are the products you will see highlighted in all our blogs today.

I have chosen the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for my projects


I coordinated these products with the Peaceful Poppies Elements to add a lovely chic black touch to them. These projects involved a bit of fussy cutting but come 4th of February you don’t need to worry as coordinating dies are available. So no more fussy cutting for this cake image.

The large cake creates a lovely focal point for cards and with the choice of sentiments, it’s suitable for any occasion.

I had a bit of leftover Peaceful Poppies Elements border which I couldn’t bear to throw away so I added it to my gift tag which coordinates with the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again. All products I have used on the projects are listed below. Please stop by all the blog hop participants for more inspiration with your Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Click on the Next button to see what Laura has created for you.


Sandra Roberts

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen


All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken direct to my Online Store. Spend $90 get a free Sale-A-Bration goodie.

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK

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