Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Game On

Hello and welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share March Blog Hop. Thank you for stopping by my blog Stamping Flair today. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne. Our theme today is projects suitable to give the younger men and older men in our lives.

I had chosen the Game On stamp set which was one of my early picks from the 2020 Annual Catalogue which I loved. I paired it with another fabulous suite from this catalogue which is the World of Good suite. This entire suite is retiring and is definitely one which I’ll be holding onto.

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I have drawn inspiration from Krista Frattin’s card on the Global Design Project #gdp284.

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The set of game cards were heat embossed in White onto one of the World of Good Memories n’ More cards. I coloured in the hearts with the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend and fussy cut the image.

The rest of the card was built around a variety of the Memories n’ More cards in this set with lots of layering. The distressed edge was achieved by running Paper Snips right along the edge.

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By stamping the sentiment on one of the included cards, I was able to achieve a muted tone of Mossy Meadow. Some Brushed Metallic cardstock, together with extra pieces of cards and stickers add some Brass accents to this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed this card and been inspired to try out our range of Memories n’ More cards. . They are great for scrapbooking as well as for cardmaking. Currently Stampin’ Up! has a number of items retiring and these are only available while stocks last.

Next on our hop is the Mo Rootes. Click on the Next button to view her lovely project.

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Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Kim Price

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Mo Rootes

Karen Egan

Tracie St-Louis

Joanna Barnes

Libby Fens

Alison Carter

Susan Simpson

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

Sue McDonald

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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Step-it-Up Sunday #54 It’s Your Day Fishing Card

Many times it’s been said that cards for men are so hard to make and ideas are hard to come by. In the current Occasions Catalogue we have 2 bundles, apart from stamp sets, that really make it easy to create those hard to make men’s cards. The Geared Up Garage bundle is great for the car enthusiast or mechanic in your family. I’m using the Best Catch bundle today. This is great for the outdoor person who loves fishing. 

Catch of the Day framelits


This card for the beginner stamper creates a scene with stamping in dfferent colours. I incorporated the water in Balmy Blue and the grass in Mossy Meadow from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. The sentiment is stamped on Balmy Blue cardstock. I I was unsure about what colour card base to use and in the end went with Cajun Craze. I like the earthy look it brings to this card. 

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Lots of die cut grass was added from the Catch of the Day framelits as well as Lakeside Framelits. I also die cut the fisherman and attached him with Stampin’ Dimensionals. When trying to align the stamp and the die I ran into a bit of trouble. Every time I stamped the fisherman, one part of it didn’t align with the die. So I went back to a method I have used in the past when I have this problem. 

Aligning Tricky Stamps

First die cut the shape from a piece of cardstock. Then place your stamp inside the die cut space. It’s a bit like a puzzle piece. This ensures that the stamped image is not slightly askew and then it will align with your die. Keep your template for future use. 

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This card has been stepped up for the Avid crafter with a die cut oval in the centre and an embossed fish added to create more technique to this card. 

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To create the die cut oval temporarily attach the Very Vanilla panel on top of the card base. I added a bit of tombow glue to the back of the Very Vanilla cardstock and let it dry for a couple of minutes. This makes it tacky and allows you to attach it together for die cutting. 

Once the oval was die cut, I separated the Very Vanilla panel and ran it through the Big Shot with the larger Stitched Oval. This creates the frame so that the Cajun Craze cardstock shows through. 

Using the Stitched Oval die that was used to cut the Very Vanilla panel, I embossed the Cajun Craze cardstock oval with Embossing Mats to show the stitched effect. 

On the inside of the card I added a piece of cardstock which was die cut with the In the Wood framelits die and sponged with Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive ink. The bag has been stamped in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock with sections coloured with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. 

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I think my favourite image in this set is the fish because it’s a larger image and you can colour it so many ways. Several Stampin’ Blends combined to create this look.

Next I wanted to get a metallic look on the fish like scales. Wink of Stella was applied in sections then I poured Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I did this a few times until a got the look I wanted. The Wink of Stella takes the place of Versamark in this instance. 

This would be a fun card to give anyone who loves fishing. This fish is definitely the b-i-i-i-i-g catch fisherman talk about. 

Have a wonderful week.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #37 It’s Your Day

Hi Friends,

It’s been a while since I have posted with any of my creations. The last couple of weeks have been quite a bit of an emotional and busy week in our home and card making got put aside for a while. There were good times and sad times and as families we all go through this.

My daughter’s Granny went Home to be with the Lord and we went interstate to be with our family during this sad time. She was a beautiful lady with lots of love to give and one who loved looking after those whom she came in contact with. We got to spend some time with her in March and we are so grateful for that.

Stamping Flair, Granny

We also had my nephew visiting from Vancouver and we had some great family time together.

Yesterday, was a fantastic day with On Stage convention, celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary. I hope to do a post this week featuring some of the photos and fun times that I had there will fellow demonstrators. The new Occasions Catalogue is filled with beautiful products and you are in for a treat.

My cards today feature the Seize the Day stamp set. The sentiments in this stamp set are for encouragement and resilience and this image of someone at the top of the mountain is one I especially love because it shows strength and courage.


This Basic card just uses ink and paper and can be created in minutes. Stamp the trees in Granny Apple Green and the mountain, birds and sentiment in Early Espresso. Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper and flag the edge with paper snips. Adhere over the stamped image. Card complete!



To step this up, I have spotlighted a section of the image.


Die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock and apply a little bit of glue to the back. Leave it to become tacky then attach to the panel of Whisper White cardstock cut to 9.9×14.2cm. Now stamp the trees and the mountain on top of the circle and base layer. You will need to apply extra pressure to ensure the stamp reaches all edges as it is going over 2 pieces of cardstock.

Lift the Whisper White circle off and attach to Night of Navy circle then attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Whisper White panel. Attach entire piece to a Night of Navy card base.



To add more detail and interest to this card, sponge some Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz onto the Whisper White panel to fill in the background. Attach baker’s twine around the strip of DSP.

Die cut and punch leaves and arrange around the sentiment to add dimension .

Hope you have a really great week.

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Global Design Project #158 Best Route

Today I’m joining in the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. It’s my first time participating in this challenge and I’ve had fun working with this sketch in mind.

I have steered away from the Christmas card theme which I’ve been on lately and created a travel theme card suitable for men.

The products I have used are mostly from the Best Route suite and I added Early Espresso and Crumb into the colour scheme. The Post Script background stamp added another element of travel for this card.

I used one of Memories & More cards in Blueberry Bushel to adhere to the Crumb Cake card base. This particular panel had a felt feel on the stripes. To get more usage out of this card, I punched out various shapes from the centre to use on the small circles as well as other projects. The punched out centre gets hidden behind the other panels and you get more mileage out of your card stock. The grid design paper is another card from the Memories & More card pack which I cut down to suit my project.

To view all the other entries in this challenge click on Global Design Project.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #13 One Wild Ride Masculine Card

Blessed Sunday! Welcome to this edition of Step-it-Up which uses the Stampin’ Up One Wild Ride stamp set. These cards are great masculine makes however I know some ladies who love riding motorbikes so this would work really well for them too. 


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Create a Soft Suede card base. Stamp the bike in Basic Black onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then mat onto Garden Green cardstock. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black and background dots in Garden Green to fill out the 2 corners. Add the enamel dots.

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To create the One Wild Ride Intermediate card stamp the tyre tread on the base card. Trim a panel of Coffee Break DSP and punch both ends with the Triple Banner punch. Adhere this to card then mount motorcycle image on top. 

Stamp the sentiment onto Garden Green cardstock and die cut.

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Colour embossing paste by adding a few drop of Soft Suede and Cajun Craze ink refill. Apply this to your card base. I also added this to the bike panel after I stamped the bike. It doesn’t take too long to dry. 

Stampin’ Up Su, One Wild Ride, Step-it-Up Sunday’sThe bike has been heat embossed in Clear embossing powder. Here’s a look at what’s it looks like once it’s been embossed.



Stampin’ Up Su, One Wild Ride, Step-it-Up Sunday’sThere are a couple of stamps I really love in this set. It’s the tyre tread – how cool is that? The other is the filler stamp which looks a bit like gravel to me. I used these stamps to fill in and add highlights. The gravel look stamp has been stamped over the brick and the sides of the sentiment and heat embossed in Silver.

Die cut 2 heat embossed sentiments, cut the tails off one and mount with Dimensionals on the other


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Mount the Coffee Cafe DSP with Dimensionals and then add the motorbike panel with liquid glue.