New at SU Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue Premier


Welcome to the August New at SU Blog Hop featuring products from our new 2020 Mini Catalogue. You are currently visiting Stamping Flair in Melbourne. 

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This is my first project featuring the beautiful Poinsetta Place Suite. This suite has so many beautiful products that allow you to create several different styles of projects. The Designer Series Paper coordinates with Bumblebee, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red and Soft Suede so you get a lovely array of colours.

Poinsettia Place DSP

I’ve gone with neutral colours teamed with some gold for this Christmas card. The 3 different sizes of poinsettias were stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder. I love those Beaded Pearls in the centre which are part of the Poinsetta Place suite. They are so elegant.

Poinsettia Christmas card with Poinsetta Place suite from 2020 Holiday Catalogue

There are 2 sizes of leaves and 2 dies in each – one to emboss and one which die cuts the leaf. I stamped the fern type leaf with in Garden Green on Whisper White cardstock then I went around the edges with Garden Green using a sponge dauber. The pine cones were coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. 

3D poinsetta created with Poinsetta Dies from Peaceful Poinsettia Suite

I added a die cut border from the Early Espresso sheet from the Festive Felt Sheet Combo. This comes in a pack 4 – Early Espresso, Just Jade, Real Red and Whisper White. I think I’m going to have a little bit of fun with these sheets and can’t wait to get more crafting done with them. For the background, I used the wood pattern in the Designer Series Paper and cut it at an angle, inspired by Narelle Farugia.  

Poinsettia Place suite, Stampin' Up!, New at SU Blog Hop

I hope my card inspires you to create some Christmas cards with this elegant suite. Products used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. Click on the Next button to hop on to Joyce Whitman’s blog and see her beautiful project. 

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Flight of Fancy

A Crowning Creation – Poinsettia Petals

Lilypad Stamper – Snowflake Splendor

Carterieplus – Poinsettia Petals

Creative Juice by Loni – Celebration Tidings

Gifted Hands Ink – Trimming the Town

Stamping Flair – Poinsettia Place (you are here)

StampinScrapper – Snowflake Splendor

Stamping Jack – Sweetest Time

Playing with Paper Crafting – Wishes & Wonder

Scraphexe –

As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings

StampinMak – Beautiful Autumn

247inkspiration – Love of Leaves


If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting supplies and enquiries. 

Would you like a copy of the Mini Catalogue? Contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or rochelle@stampingflair.com



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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop – All Things Crafty

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Hi friends,

Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. My name’s Rochelle Laird-Smith and I what a thrill it is for me to be participating in our inaugural, Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. Thank you to the lovely Angie McKenzie for inviting me to join in.  

We are a group of 25 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from various parts of the globe, representative of all the Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. I am so honoured to be among all these beautiful, super talented ladies. We will be here to inspire you every 2nd Wednesday of each month. You are in for a treat.

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A little about me

I live in the coastal town of Blind Bight in Victoria, Australia with my partner, Adrian and my 16 (nearly 17) year old daughter, Cassidy. It’s a small town with a population of about 1300. I’ve just celebrated my 5th anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and just love everything I get to experience through crafting – creating, making friends, teaching – it’s amazing. In my day job, I work in administration in a school. Currently on school holidays, I get to craft even more. It’s the best. 

Create a French Country inspired handmade card

Our theme for this month is All Things Crafty with a focus on ‘Must Haves’ for our creativity. Must haves can be tools, colours, paper. They could also be other things like whatever you need to get you in a creative frame of mind – mood, scenery, seasons, styles  My card today shows you my ‘Must Have’ tools and styles which I love. 

I love the country side, country decor, cows and chooks and I loved the French Countryside stamp set when I saw it in the Mini Catalogue. It hadn’t been inked up yet, so a brand new hop was the time to use it. Soft shades of pink are my favourite and I love it so much my home is decorated with accents of it as well. My card began to take shape around these themes. 

Stampin' Up! French Countryside stamp set coloured with Watercolours

Paper Trimmer

My main ‘must have’ tool in my crafting essentials is a Paper Trimmer. Without it, there would be no card base – not a straight one anyway! Also, an essential for all the layers which I love to add on all my cards.  

Adding layers can bring out colours more, add more interest, sometimes adding a contrasting layer can really make an image stand out. I also love to layer my ribbons as I have done on this card. I started off by add the soft, Polka Dotted Tulle Ribbon followed by the Braided Linen Trim.


Add layers to greeting cards for extra interest using Stampin' Up! paper trimmer

My flower cart was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I inked up the ‘splodgy’ stamp from the Label me Bold stamp set and then went over it with an aqua painter. Then I stamped the image. Aqua Painters and Shimmery White cardstock are some of my faves too. I used this same technique with the line style stamp to stamp Sahara Sand on the base. Once this was dry, then I stamped the flower cart in Early Espresso ink. Don’t you love the quaint look of this image. It reminds me a little bit of My Fair Lady. 

Create a 3D paper frame using multiple layers of cardstock

The oval frame was die cut 4 times and adhered together to create a 3D frame for the stamped image.

How to create 3D paper flowers

How to create 3D Paper Flowers (easy)

  • Punch out 4 scalloped circles
  • Lay them on top of each other
  • Spritz them with water
  • Scrunch them up 
  • Leave to dry
  • Separate them 
  • Glue on top of each other with liquid glue
  • Shape into flower shape 

I added some Rococo Rose with a sponge dauber to take the starkness off the edges.

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper flowers


For the leaves, I watercoloured some Shimmery White cardstock with Crumb Cake ink refill. Then I stamped it with the Very Versailles script stamp while it was still a bit damp. I stamped off the leaves in Early Espresso before stamping over the script image. Crumb Cake cardstock leaves were embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder to add more texture. To create a two-tone effect, the Mint Macaron leaves were edged with Old Olive ink.


How to shorten a label die cut to fit any sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by. All measurements and products used on my project are listed at the bottom of this post. Next on our hop is the lovely Cheryll Miller. I can’t wait to see what inspires everyone. Make sure you visit all of the participant blogs and leave us your comments as we love hearing from you. Enjoy your trip Around the World.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AUyou are here

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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  • Whisper White Thick – 25cm x 12.5cm (folded in half)
  • Blushing Bride – 12.1cm x 12.1cm, 9.5cm x 7cm (4 pieces for frame), 5cm x 3.5cm (label)
  • Whisper White – 11.7cm x 6.5cm, 4.5cm x 3cm
  • Crrumb Cake – 12.1cm x 6.5cm (emboss and then trim to size – embossing folder shortens it), scrap (leaves)
  • Shimmery White – 9.5cm x 7cm
  • Mint Macaron – Scrap (leaves)
  • In-Colour DSP – 14cm x 2.5cm
  • Best Dressed DSP – scrap (flowers)

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