New at SU Blog Hop – Warm & Cozy

Hi, Welcome to the New at SU Blog Hop for December. It’s hard to believe that this year is nearly over – we made it! Our theme this month is Warm & Cozy. in Melbourne, this time of year is generally warm and not so cozy. However, my card today reflects the feelings that Christmas brings.

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For me, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ and enjoying this time with my family and loved ones. To capture our theme, I chose the Heartwarming Hugs DSP because of it’s traditional Christmas colours and of course with a name like that it definitely speaks ‘cozy’ to me.

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I added a house fussy cut from the Trimming the Town DSP as it reminds me of the warmth of spending time with our loved ones at Christmas. The sentiment is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which has lovely sentiments and I particularly like the font on this one. With a simple layout such as this, it’s easy to create several of these Christmas cards to give out. A handmade card is always appreciated.

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Stamping Flair – Wrapped in Christmas (you are here)

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Lots to Celebrate

As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings

Stampin’ Mak – Warm Hugs

Creative Juice by Loni – Wildly Happy

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop – Ribbon

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair today. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, Victoria. Today I am taking part in the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop and we are hoping to inspire you to use your ribbon stash, through the projects we share.

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - March 2020 Ribbon

I created this scrapbook page with my daughter Cassidy in mind. Cassidy loves music and she is currently studying music and plays clarinet, guitar, piano and she also sings. She wants to be a music teacher so I think this would make a lovely page for some photos of her doing what she loves.

My page started off with me selecting a stamp set. So I chose my favourite from the Mini Catalogue, Music from the Heart. My next decision was ribbon – oh, my don’t we have ribbon to choose from at Stampin’ Up!. 

Music Stave used as border on a scrapbook layout

The Tri-Colour ribbon is a little bit different and I thought that would be nice to use on my scrapbook page. I added some tulle ribbon as well as the White Silver Metallic edge ribbon to create a feature on my page.

Scrapbook Layout using Music from the Heart stamp set

Then I coordinated this with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to add to the Purple Posy base.

I stamped the stave on the top of the Whisper White cardstock which created a border on the top of the page. The stamp is not this long but as it is photopolymer, it’s easy to line it up. 

The Treble Clef and notes were added to finish the ‘piece’. I showed Cassidy my completed project and she loved it. She also correctly noted (in jest) that the Treble Clef was on the wrong side of the stave! LOL. So this is an artistic Treble Clef not a musical one!

Musical Scrapbook page using music from the Heart

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith. All products I have used to create this scrapbook page are listed at the bottom of this post.  I hope you have been inspired by my page to pull out all that ribbon that you have tucked away for special occasions and use them because all your  creations are special. Click on the next button to see Sue McDonald’s lovely creation and hop through all the blogs for more inspiration. 

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop January 2020 – Case a Card

Hi friends,

Welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams blog hop. If this is your first time visiting me, I hope you enjoy your visit and that you do stop by again.

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Our theme this month is Case A Card. Many times I am inspired by others and I alsofind lots of inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! catalogues which I go to time and time again for colour combinations, layout options, techniques and lots and lots of ideas!  I have chosen the layout of the card on the top of Page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit). This card involves no stamping at all and uses the beautiful Tropical Oasis Memories and More Card Pack

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I started by creating a panel of Shimmery White cardstock with Pigment Sprinkles. I then embossed this with the Basket Weave embossing folder. By adding this layer onto the Mango Melody card base, it depicted the original card layout. 

I fussy cut the central image and added some Dimensionals onto the sentiment sticker to layer it onto the ribbon. 

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So when you take a look at your catalogue, apart from beautiful products, see what ideas you can CASE. It’s filled with inspiration and is great when we have those creative blocks at times.

All products used to create this card are listed below. Make sure you stop by all the blog hop participants to see what fun projects they have for you and their take on the projects they have CASEd.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

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Sale-A-Bration is a great time to get more of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products for free. You choose any item you want from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $90 you spend in my Online store. All orders made during Sale-A-Bration which are $90 and over earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

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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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ESAD 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop


Happy new year! Welcome to Stamping Flair and the ESAD Mini Catalogue Blog Hop. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Blind Bight down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

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I am so excited to be able to share with you some cards that I’ve made from the beautiful new Mini Catalogue that we have and the additional Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

I’ve chosen the Tropical Oasis suite to feature today – it’s my favourite. I think it’s the beautiful colours combined with a touch of vintage and floral – everything that I just love. 


Tropical Oasis Suite, Stampin' Up!

The suite consists of a stamps and dies, Embossing Folder, trinkets, Memories & More card pack,
Burlap Trim and Saddle Brown Stazon ink  (Product Code #153941)

For my first card, I have fussy cut some elements from the Memories & More card pack. The edges of my card base and fussy cut images have been distressed with the Saddle Brown ink. I am loving this colour – it is unlike any of the browns in our Classic range.

I embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder. Doesn’t that pattern just make you feel like you’re in the tropics? Then I added Pear Pizzazz ink over it using a sponge dauber. I used the debossed side of the embossing folder which then picked up the raised lines of the pattern.

I think this card would make a great bon voyage or happy retirement card.

My next card features the beautiful stamp set and the feature flower in it. I stamped it on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper in Saddle Brown Stazon ink. Stazon ink is required when watercolouring. 

A combination of these watercolours were used for the flower and 3 leaves.

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Melon Mambo
  • Early Espresso
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Old Olive
  • Garden Green

When you’ve got another stamp set that has the word ‘tropical’ in it, the combining of products from the Tropical Chic stamp set was something that just had to be done. I love how the leaves coordinate and there’s even a sheet of DSP that matches. 

My sentiment was stamped on a label made with the Label Me Lovely punch. I extended this label and created a matte in Grapefruit Grove. You can create any size label you like. All you need is a strip of cardstock that is 5cm wide. Then insert into the punch from the top so only one end is getting punched. Do the same for the other side and you have a custom label.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you have been inspired with the projects I have shared with you today. All products used are listed at the end of this post. Next on the hop is Denise Buetler. Click on the Next button to see what lovely project she has for you. Make sure you stop by all our participants and we would appreciate if you take a moment to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you.

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Blog participant List:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Shannon Kissane
  3. Rochelle Laird-SmithYou are here 
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Bronwyn Eastley
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Libby Dyson
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Jenny Hayward
  15. Mae Collins
  16. Cheryl Algie
  17. Richelle Fletcher
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Kayla McCreadie
  20. Jenny Bowman
  21. Charmaine Black
  22. Sharon Dalton

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Celebrate the Start of 2020 with Sale-A-Bration

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The biggest sale in the Stampin’ Up! calendar is here. What a great way to start 2020 – get more of your favourite craft supplies the more you purchase. This sale runs from 3rd January to 31st March and is lots of fun. It offers so much and gives you so much value in products. It’s an exciting time and I can’t wait to share all the fun with you.

Haven’t heard about Sale-A-Bration before?

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Here’s the fun details

  • Every $90 or $180 that you spend on products (ex shipping) gets you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue
  • There is a selection of products to choose from including stamp sets, dies, embossing folders, Designer Series Paper and embellishments. You will love the products. 
  • Some items are redeemable with $90 and other items with $180. These are clearly marked in the catalogue.
  • There is no limit to the number of items that you can get. $90 – you choose 1 item, $180 – choose 2, $270 – choose 3 etc.

Get more with Sale-A-Bration

Host a Party Sale-A-Bration Special Ladybug stamp set

Hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration is a great way for you to get more stamping supplies from your wish list while earning some free products as well. You will earn Stampin’ Rewards as always PLUS during Sale-A-Bration when your order reaches $500 this fun and super cute Little Ladybug stamp set will be added to your order for free.

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There are a few ways you can make this Little Ladybug stamp set yours.

  • Host a party at home and invite some friends. You get a Host Code which anyone can place an order under. You will get all the Stampin’ Rewards. Your attendees will love it as they will be entitled to get Sale-A-Bration rewards for any purchases of $90 or more. You can get any amount of orders from any friends who can’t even attend and this will all go towards your total.
  • Place an order of $500 or more

Contact me to book a party on Ph: 0404 255 001 or rochelle@stampingflair.com

The Best Deal

SAB 2020 Join Special

As if Sale-A-Bration didn’t have enough going for it, there is more. If your order is $169 or more or if you plan on spending around $470 between January and June this year then I’d like to share with you the best deal that’s on offer with Sale-A-Bration.

When you join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator you

  • Get to choose your own Starter Kit with $235 worth of products for just $169
  • Pay no shipping on the Starter Kit
  • Get business supplies added for FREE
  • Minimum 20% discount on all future product purchases
  • Get access to online training, tutorials, weekly updates and a demonstrator only Facebook page filled with ideas and information

Get extra during Sale-A-Bration

  • A new Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper sampler 
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogues (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

SAB 2020 Join Special

You will only be required to submit orders totalling about $470 until 30th June (less your 20% discount means it’s about $376). Each quarter thereafter you need to submit orders totalling $470 (this can be personal orders or through sales). 

You are not required to sell to anyone, teach classes or host workshops, You may choose to do this full time or to supplement an income. You could hand out catalogues to friends and neighbours, teach others the joy of stamping and share the fun. You get to choose what you do but either way you can enjoy the 20% discount. I also have a special Facebook Group for my team members to assist with questions and other business ideas. 

I have been a demonstrator for 5 years and it’s been such a rewarding journey. The products that we get to play with are the best but above all the friendships that I have made I am most grateful for. There are so many people that have come into my life because I have ventured out with Stampin’ Up!, who I wouldn’t have met otherwise. 

Click on the button below to Join my team. Contact me with any questions that you may have. 

 Sale-A-Bration is time to celebrate your papercrafting with lots of fun. See you with more projects and fun tips from our Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.