Esad Blog Hop – Farewell to the 2020 Annual Catalogue

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. I’m glad you are here and if it’s your first time here, I hope you find lots of inspiration to keep you coming back.

Today,I’m blog hopping with my demonstrator friends from the ESAD Facebook Group. We are sharing projects which will be farewelling products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

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I’ve chosen the Seaside Notions stamp set and combined it with retiring and current product to create this beachy card. Every time there is a nautical or beachy stamp set, I always ‘need that’. So I’ve collected these stamp sets (a bit like collecting shells!).

The centre label was die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from one of the note cards in the Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More. This is one of the hidden gems in the current Mini Catalogue. The cards are printed on the front and back so you can stretch this out by cutting them in half to get more . You can see some other cards I made using this mini card pack here.

I stamped the sea horse and shells in Saddle Brown Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Watercolour paper. Then using Water Painters, they were coloured with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral.

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For the background I used the Emboss Resist Technique, heat embossing some of the coral with White Embossing Powder. Then I lightly blended some Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral over this, rubbing back over the image with a tissue to show up the embossing.

The sentiment was stamped on the other half of the notecard in the pack.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed what I shared and are inspired to work with some (or all) of these products. Make sure you go around the hop as you will enjoy lots of beautiful creations. As you go around, please leave us a comment as we value your feedback.

Next on our hop is Narelle Sim. Click on the arrow below to view her lovely project.

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  1. Sue Vine
  2. Rochelle Laird- Smithyou are here
  3. Narelle Sim
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Monique Fielder
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Sharni Haines
  10. Cheryl Algie
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Tracy Held
  13. Tanya Rees
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Rochelle Blok
  17. Mandy Depiazzi

Many of these products are still available in the store however, as retiring products are only available while stocks last, you need to be quick to grab your favourites.

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Stamp N’ Hop – Girls/Boys


Welcome to Stamping Flair on this lovely Saturday morning in Blind Bight, Victoria. I’m hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world in the Stamp N’ Hop blog hop. Our projects will be all about the little folk in our lives – babies, todddlers, young ones. 

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Although Autumn here in Melbourne, we’ve been getting a few warm days this past week so I created a card along the beach theme. Children enjoy spending summer days at the beach and I thought this would make for a bright and cheery card. These two little girls make me imagine that they are sisters enjoying a family holiday. I can just hear them chattering with excitement as they talk about the beautiful sand castle they are building.

After selecting which stamp set I wanted to use, my next decision was a main colour. I chose Pineapple Punch as I have not used it a lot and it will be retiring in a couple of months. So I thought I’d show it some love.

I had an oval which I had previously cut from the Heirloom Frames Dies which I then embossed with the 3D embossing folder that is included with the Dies. I then went over the embossing in Pineapple Punch ink using a sponge dauber. This really picked up the beautiful embossed pattern even more. I added an extra Pineapple Punch oval frame cutout from the Layering Ovals dies to create the inner frame.

The shells were stamped in Balmy on a bit of left over Shimmery White cardstock I had which had been sponged with Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue and then spritzed. These were layered on elements and a sentiment from the Kerchief Card kit. **

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Products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post.  I’ve had lots of fun creating this summery card for the little loves in our lives and I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Let me know what you liked about it – I’d love to hear your comments and answer any questions you may have. Next on our hop is Jill Chapman. Click on the Next button to see her lovely project.

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**Since this card was made, the Kerchief Card Kit is no longer available. There are several other items that are still available in the Sale-A-Bration offering where you can get a free product with every $90 order increment. I have a couple of Kerchief Card Kits available. So if this is an item that you would like, I am happy to offer this to you as your Sale-A-Bration reward with your $90 order. Please contact me to place order instead of placing it online. Click on image to view all Sale-A-Bration Rewards available.
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If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love the opportunity to assist you with your crafting.  
See you back here soon.

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