Kylie’s International Blog Highlights – October 2020

Hi friend,

Lovely to have you here at Stamping Flair in Melbourne for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Our theme is about showing gratitude and saying Thank You to those around us.

I made this card as a double for a team challenge I took part in and thought it would work well for the Blog Highlights as well. Each team member was given the same amount of Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and cardstock and we had to come up with a card.

With some very strategic die cutting I managed to create several layers, a tag and even have quite a bit of leftover DSP and cardstock.

The Stitched so Sweetly Dies are beautiful for adding lovely frames to projects. To save cardstock, I cut out the centre from the larger frame and used it as a tag. I love the bright and cheery feel of this card to say ‘Thank you’ to some one.

With so many flowers on the DSP, I thought some birds from the Birds & More Dies would suit this coordinating floral set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Click on the button below to view the entire gallery where you can vote for your Top 5 favourites. I would really appreciate your vote.

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights January 2020

Hi Crafty Friends,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It’s a fun time in the Stampin’ Up! year with Sale-A-Bration in full swing. You get to earn free products right through until 31st March. I’m featuring several products from both the Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues for my card today which I’ve created for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights.Kylie's International Blog Highlights

Our theme is Thank you – showing appreciation to those around us who help us, show care, provide support. So many people we come across who help us daily – at a restaurant, in the supermarket, at a school crossing, a teacher – it’s a lovely gesture that we can share what we love by giving out a thank you card.

I’ve used the Under My Umbrella bundle to create this cute card. The card base has been embossed with the Stone embossing folder which is part of the Power of Hope Sale-A-Bration free bundle.

Thank you card, Stampin' Up!, kylie's International blog highlights

The bundle consists of a photopolymer stamp set and a punch. The additional images in the stamp set of flowers and gumboots are really cute. 

Under My Umbrella Bundle

I stamped the images on the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, punching out the umbrella and fussy cutting the gumboots. These were layered on the Golden Honey Specialty DSP which is another free Sale-A-Bration offering. The flowers were coloured with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. 

Umbrella card, Paper piecing, gumboots handmade card

The top 10 winners from the blog highlights will take part in a blog hop at the end of the month which I would love to be part of. To vote for your favourites, click on the button below and it will take you to the gallery where you can click on the hearts to vote for your 5 favourites and view all the beautiful projects. My umbrella card is no. 23.  

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights #tgifc236

Hi friends,

It’s Melbourne Cup day over here so we get a holiday for a horse race. The horse racing doesn’t interest me in the slightest but a day off is good and it gives me a chance to get some crafting done.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

I’ve created my card for Kylie Bertucci’s international Blog Highlights for November with a theme of encouragement. 

TGIF236 Colour challenge

I was inspired by the colour challenge over at TGIF Challenges. These are such pretty, autumn colours.

I used the dandelion from the Sweet Silhouette dies to create the flower, adding a second flower in Calypso Coral behind the white one. Doing this makes the flowers stand out and creates more depth.

The background was created with embossing paste which was coloured with Crumb Cake ink refill. After the brick had dried, I stamped over it with the leaves from Very Versailles. This is a look that I really like as it adds subtle detail. The Very Versailles stamp set gets a lot of use in my craft room. It’s a great set.

Embossing paste brick background, Stampin up handmade card

The baker’s twine was coloured with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the elements of my card. I used the Woven Heirloom stamp set for the sentiment. The font in this set is so pretty. Then I die cut it with the Stitched Rectangles die. Over this, I stamped the long textured stamp from Woven Heirlooms, stamping off 3 times so it was a subtle background.

All the products I have used to create this card are listed below. Please leave me a comment or question. I’d love to hear from you. The top 10 winners from this blog highlights will take part in a blog hop at the end of the month and this is decided by how many votes we get. If you have a moment, please click on the Vote for Me button below and vote for your favourites. My card is no. 21.

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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

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This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly


The top 10 winners from this blog highlight will get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be part of this and would really appreciate you taking a moment to vote for my project. 

Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

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  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm


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