Step-it-Up Sunday #28 Tropical Escape DL Card

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by to check my first Spring edition of Step-it-Up Sunday. Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s in our families. How are you celebrating? I’m cooking roast pork with the lot tonight and trying out a new lemon pie so I’ll see how that turns out.

What better way to start off spring than a card with flowers. I have used the Tropical Chic bundle for my project today The card base is 10cm x 20cm.


Add a layer of Whisper White cardstock on top of the Thick Whisper White cardstock base. Stamp sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.

Die cut squares from Stiched Framelits and Layering Squares. Stamp images in Blackberry Bliss and Grapefruit Grove and attach together. Attach these on top of Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


To step this card up, stamp the base of the card in Smoky Slate. Then add a panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper behind the 3 images.

Stamp the sentiment on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and insert each end into the Everyday Label punch to form the decorative edge,


Die cut the Whisper White cardstock and emboss with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder, The images have been stamped, die cut and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To add extra depth to the flower and leaves I added an extra colour with sponge daubers. To get this look is very simple. Ink up the flower in Grapefruit Grove and then sponge around the edges in Poppy Parade. Ink up the leaves in Berry Burst and sponge around the edges in Blackberry Bliss. Stamp and die cut the images.

Then add some faceted dots to complete the card.


Hope you enjoy creating this card.

Remember, Holiday Catalogue is released on 5th September. I can’t wait to share it with you. Please let me know if you would like a copy. You are going to love it.

Have a lovely week.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #20 Here’s to a Good Day


Blessed Sunday to each of you.

What a week it has been with Stampin’ Up throwing us some lovely promotions and opportunities. How many of you have stocked up on all that beautiful Designer Series Paper? You can get some now and get some later. The offer runs until 31st July.

Then there is the fantastic promotion for new recruits. For those of you who have a long wish list and would love to get discounts on all your products, not only can you select $235 worth of products for $169, during the month of July you also get to choose a colour family of ink pads. That’s 10 ink pads with a value of $117. This is an amazing offer and it’s definitely a great time to join.  If you would like to join my team, please contact me and I would love to help you along your adventure as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. You won’t regret it. 

Sometimes all news is not good news and this week was one of them. All I can do is take my cares to the Lord who knows all the good and bad ‘stuff’ going on in our lives.

The good news is I’ve been on holidays and have been enjoying watching movies, crafting, staying up late and having sleep ins. Our family went out and watched the new Jurassic World movie. The suspense never ends – it’s exhausting! It was good. I ran a workshop for a team member and she was really pleased with the event. She’ll now be having classes with ladies from her local area and I’m so pleased for her that this was a success. I spent Saturday with my bestie, Nicole. We crafted, ate, drank too much coffee, ate some more – it’s a cycle! 

So what have I got for today’s Step-it-Up Sunday?  A project with Nature’s Poem DSP.


Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Step-it-Up Sunday, Natures Poem, Rooted in Nature

This card is created with 2 tags using the DSP. I like the tree and swing image from ‘A Good Day’ stamp set and I felt pairing it with the nature DSP worked well. A bit of ribbon attached at the back with tear and tape completes your card.


Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Step-it-Up Sunday, Natures Poem, Rooted in Nature

This card has been stepped up by adding an extra layer of DSP onto the card base. Then the Tranquil Tide matte has been embossed. The stamped image has been coloured in with Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie. I’ve also added the bow.


Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Step-it-Up Sunday, Natures Poem, Rooted in Nature

With the Advanced Card I incorporated Flirty Flamingo to pick up the colouring in by adding a doily and butterfly. The butterfly was from the Copper Vinyl stickers, which I stuck onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I then fussy cut it. The doily in Mint Macaron was done this way except it was die cut with the Spot of Tea Framelits.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Step-it-Up Sunday, Natures Poem, Rooted in Nature

Here’s to a good day and a good week!




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