Pleased as Punch Easter Greetings

I was making several cards with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the fun colours just made me think of Easter. So I got out the Fable Friends stamp set which has this cute bunny, to create this Easter card.

I die cut the striped panel with a Stitched Rectangle die and layered it on Basic Black cardstock. The bunny was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Then I punched out several flowers using the Sale-A-Bration, Small Bloom Punch from one of the sheets that are in the DSP pack.

The centres of the flowers have been dotted with the Gingham Gala sequins which have a little glue dot on the back, making it  easy to adhere.

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The Pleased as Punch DSP is available until 31st March or while supplies last. 

Quick Easter card with bunny coloured in with Stampin' Blends

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Green Monochromatic

Hi stampers,

It’s great to have you stop by today. If you are following the hop, you will probably be coming from seeing Anastasia’s lovely project. If I’m your first stop, please go through all the blogs as we all have some great inspiration for this blog hop with an interesting theme of Green Monochromatic.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

In Stampin’ Up! we are spoiled with the range of colours we have to work with and for this challenge there was an abundance of greens to choose from. This is the green palette I chose. 

The first image I had was a ladies pretty dress and I chose the Wonderful Moments stamp set as it was one of the more recent sets I had got and I was keen to get it inked up.

I started off by stamping the little flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set which can be earned free with a $90 order. 

I stamped the lady over the flowers as I felt this looked more natural than trying to stamp the flowers on top of the dress. I then coloured the dress with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. For the final touch, I added some sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush all over the skirt. It just makes this skirt look so pretty and sparkly. My 16 year old daughter, Cassidy, saw it and said she’d love to wear a dress like this.

The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was a late addition and I think it is perfect for this hop with all the green hues in it. I die cut the panels with the Stitched Rectangle dies. For the Whisper White embossed panel, I extended the die by partially die cutting and then turning and realigning to cut the rest of the panel. This gives me a longer panel than the actual die size.

The additional flowers are from one of my favourites in the Mini Catalogue – the Botanical Prints Product Medley. I coloured and die cut 2 of the bouquets, cutting one in sections to fit over the sentiment. This would make a lovely graduation card.

I hope you have been inspired by my card to try out some monochromatic projects and would love for you to leave me a comment. All products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. 

Next on our hop is Cheryl Hamilton. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. Follow the blog hop right through for more lush, green themed creations which will have us all with green-thumbs of a different kind! 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Angie McKenzie

Laura Mackie (UK)

Sue McDonald

Tracie St-Louis – Canada

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

Kristie Wilson

Kirsteen Gill

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Janey Backer (USA)

Jo Blackman

Annette Ball -Canada

Ann Krucek

Michelle Bryant

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast

Anastasia Radloff

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here

Cheryl Hamilton


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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Hi friends,

Welcome to another Stamper’s Showcase Blog Hop and a special welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Blind Bight, Australia – a small coastal town in Victoria. So glad to have you stop by and as a group of demonstrators from around the world we are hoping to inspire you with lots of ideas from the amazing Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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What is Sale-A-Bration?

If you are new to the whole stamping thing you might wonder what is Sale-A-Bration and why does Rochelle keep going on about it? So glad you asked.

  • It is the best sale of the Stampin’ Up! year
  • You get to earn free products with a minimum spend -. In Australia the minimum order value is $90 and every increment thereafter earns you another reward
  • There are 2 tiers of rewards – some at the $90 threshold and others at the $180 threshold so you have lots to choose from
  • The best part is there no limit to the number of products you can earn for free

    Pretty good right?

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration Inspiration, February 2020So for my project I pulled out the Happy Birthday to You stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration reward you can earn with a $90 order. I also combined several other Sale-A-Bration items on this project to give you maximum inspiration.

I started off with Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles on Shimmery White cardstock. To maintain a little bit of control over where the colour went, I first added water with an Aqua Painter then sprinkled the powder. Then I added more drops of water, leaving it to dry well between colours. I love the different looks that pigment sprinkles give. This panel was layered on the beautiful Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper which is another Sale-A-Bration offering.

I coloured the flowers with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and die cut them with the Sale-A-Bration coordination die set. These dies are great for cutting the cake image, flowers, the stand and all the leaves I’ve got on this arrangement. I added a piece of faux suede white cardstock which I embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder – just for a little bit of extra texture. 

Faux Suede Technique


A strip of Sale-A-Bration Golden Honey Designer Series Paper adds just the right amount of gold to coordinate with the gold embossing. 

I hope this inspires you to get busy with all the lovely goodies that Sale-A-Bration has on offer. All products I have used on this card are listed below. Make sure you visit all the blogs for more inspiration and please leave us comments as we’d love to hear from you.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit the talented Mikaela Titheridge. You won’t want to miss what she’s got for you.

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Trio of Simple Sketch Japanese Themed Cards

Japanese Temple Handmade card with Power of Hope stamp set

When I first got the Power of Hope bundle I had plenty of use for the Stone embossing folder but I really wasn’t too sure about the stamp set as it really wasn’t my style. However, I started to create with it and I can tell you it is lovely. I love the simple line images and have so many ideas for this set.

I combined this stamp set with the Botanical Prints Medley for a traditional red, black and white colour scheme. For the card above, I used the tree image to create a border along the sides of the card. 

On this card I have used a stamp from the Botanical Prints Medley to create the background. I really love how effective simply stamping in black can be. Then I added a pop of colour with a Real Red Stampin’ Blend.

Power of Hope handmade card with Japanese geisha

This layout is great to use up your leftover Designer Series Paper. I find that when I cut a card front from a 6″x6″ piece of paper, I always have a bit leftover. Using DSP as a border frames your stamped image and then add your sentiment just slightly off centre. 


Japanese Temple simple layout card with Power of Hope stamp set by Stampin' Up!

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