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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Harvest Time

Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop for October where we are showcasing projects featuring Harvest Time. I just love all the colours that this brings to my mind – the colours of Autumn. There’s something warm and homely about those shades of orange, yellow and rust brown.

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I couldn’t go past the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set which I just love and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of. Those cans …… I find a use for them all the time. I coloured this can with a combination of Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. Being such a simple colouring medium to use, it’s easy to create a customized colour by blending different colours together.

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To create the wheat, I started off by dabbing Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee inks with a sponge on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This gave a lovely speckled look. Then I die cut it using the Sunflowers Dies.

I loved the look of the striped sheet of paper in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper but it didn’t quite match my card. So I set about creating my own using the brush tip of my Stampin’ Blends. I used Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade and really loved how it turned out. Having coordinating colouring tools and inks makes the creative process so much easier.

Some fussy cut pumpkins and stamped images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set add to the harvest bounty of this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed the project I have shared with you today. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith from Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit Vicki Milyard for more inspiration.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Reading is Fonts-amental

Hello,

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. So glad that you are able to stop over at my blog on this Sunday morning. We have a very interesting theme in the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month. Reading is FONTS-amental. 

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Fonts on projects can set the scene and I did have to do a little bit of thinking for this one as I wanted to capture the ‘Fonts’ in a special way. Was I going to have a sentiment with an interesting font or create multi-coloured letters?There were several choices. I decided on creating an interesting background with fonts.

My card started today with my idea of using the Stampin’ Up! Camouflage stamp set.  As you can see, there is not one bit of font on this stamp so I worked around it. A scrap of copy paper I had on my desk was my next tool in getting together a fun idea I had in my mind. However, I needed to find the write sentiment for it. I settled on a sentiment from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set

I tore the edge of the piece of copy paper so it was uneven and then made another piece the same. This formed my mask for stamping. I just held it lightly in place and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso right down the cardstock, varying the placement of the sentiment. Then I stamped the trees in Pear Pizzazz over this.

Some trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, inked in Pear Pizzazz and edged with Mossy Meadow has been added on top. I coloured the copper kettle and mug in Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends, adding some shading with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. 

For some extra ‘fontness’ I added a banner die cut from the map in the World of Good Designer Series Paper. I like how this tied in with my ‘Happy Trails’ sentiment – perfect for someone who is about to have an adventure. 

Some linen thread and wood leaf embellishments complete this card inspired by nature. 

For more Fonts-amental inspiration make sure you hop through all the blogs. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back here very soon. Click on the Next button to follow onto Brenda Nelson’s blog to see her beautiful project. 

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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. 

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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. 

Click on the Next button to see what Mo Rootes has created to inspire you.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Floral

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog and a very happy Mother’s Day to all Mums and care-givers. It is the early hours of Sunday, here in Melbourne. I hope you have a lovely day celebrating, in what is possibly, a very different way this year. Our floral theme for the Joy of Sets blog hop is appropriate as I’m sure many mums will be receiving flowers today

I’ve got a couple of coordinated projects featuring the Peaceful Poppies suite.

Handmade card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies suite

The Peaceful Poppies Elements are the main feature on my card and pillow box. I used the die cut elements which were already coloured as well as the water-colour die cut elements which are embossed images. These were coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers and blended with a Blender Pen.

Kraft Pillow Box Gift Box decorated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies

The Kraft Pillow Box has been dressed in a similar way to the card using the Stitched Labels Dies. These are retiring and I’m going to miss these pretty lace-edged dies. 

Coordinated card and gift box with flowers-Peaceful Poppies Elements

You will notice, on the card, that I die cut the label and poppy from one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes. On the circle with the sentiment, I added some Soft Suede stripes in a Stampin’ Write Marker. This suite makes it so easy to create these coordinated projects and the Peaceful Poppies Elements really make it so much quicker. 

Gift box and card coordinated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite

You are visiting Stamping Flair and I hope you have enjoyed my creations. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Click on the Next button to go to Tricia’s site to see what beautiful floral creation she has in store for you.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Birthdays

Hi crafty friends,

So glad that you are able to stop by my blog today. A very early, Happy Easter, from Melbourne to you. If it’s your first time visiting me, I hope that you have fun and enjoy looking around. For those who are regulars, I so appreciate you checking out my posts and interacting with me. We are celebrating birthdays at the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, BirthdaysSo, I created some birthday fun with my card and I think it has a bit of a disco look to it.

Pigment sprinkles with silver heat embossing

I had so much fun creating this background. I started off by using my Stamparatus to align and stamp the streamers in Versamark all along the top half of the card. This was done on Shimmery White cardstock. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles over it. Sometimes, I get impatient and blot it with a tissue to help it dry but this time I let it dry by itself. I love the beautiful patterns and colours it formed. Does’t it look fun?

Pigment sprinkle background with heat embossing

The piano was stamped in Tuxedo ink and coloured with HIghland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the heart section of the piano again in Stazon ink on silver foil and layered on top. 

The sentiment was stamped on a leftover piece of cardstock which had Pigment Sprinkles on it. I like the way this coordinated with the rest of the card. This card makes me smile because it’s a bit of fun and the cow looks like she’s having a good time!

Music from the Heart, Grand piano card with pigment sprinkles

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Next on our hop is Brenda Nelson. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. 

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