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New at SU Blog Hop – Step-it-up with the Beach Day Bundle

Hello and welcome to a very fun New at SU Blog Hop. This month we are stepping it up with products from our January – April Mini Catalogue. We are creating a simple stamping project and then using the same products to step it up for an avid crafter.

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I’ve chosen the Beach Day bundle which is very much in season here in Australia and created 3 versions of a card which is suitable for whatever level of crafting you are at right now – or dependent or the time you have to create!

CASUAL

The Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper provides a ready made shaded background for this card. Repeated stamping and a bit of ink blending make this a quick and easy card to make. Colouring was minimal with the surfboard coloured in just Calypso Coral and fussy cut to create a feature on the card.

Tips to keep it simple

  • Use your Designer Series Paper for maximum effect
  • Use just a few colours

AVID

I stepped this card up by colouring the other 2 surfboardsa and adding the die cut element of the wave. The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock which coordinated with the Azure Afternoon card base and the layout was slightly changed to accommodate the wave border.

ARTFULLY AVID

A bit like the ‘burger with the lot’, the Artfully Avid card tends to add more technique into the mix. I’ve incorporated a bit more die cutting and lots more layers and detail.

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I added more ink blending which really makes those surf boards look like they are on an Aussie beach. A cute die cut sandcastle incorporates the elements from my previous cards to give continuity to the step-it-up theme.

I hope you have enjoyed what I’ve shared today and see the possibilities of what you can create with your products. Please make sure to visit all our other team members to see how they step-it-up with their chosen products.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

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New at Su Blog Hop – Simple to Stepped Up

Welcome to our New at SU Blog and today we are sharing a variety of projects suitable for all levels of crafters. Each project will start with a Simple Stamping version, then it will be stepped up for the Avid crafter and the Artfully Avid crafter.

Pick what is best suited to your crafting needs and have fun creating. A Simple Stamping project is ideal if you are a beginner crafter or even if you are an experience crafter who is short on time or you just want something to create that is back to basics.

I’ve chosen the Peaceful Deer stamp set and it’s coordinating punch to create my Simple Stamping card. Punches are great for beginners and can give extra dimension to a project so simply. The deer was stamped in Gray Granite on Smoky Slate Cardstock as I wanted a lighter shade to the Gray Granite card base. A few stamped trees, some paper, a few sequins and this card is complete.

To step-up the next card for the Avid crafter, I’ve embossed the Pool Party panel with the Wintry Embossing Folder and added some ink blending in Pool Party and Tahitian Tide on the bottom of the White panel.

A die cut label adds more definition around the sentiment and some coordinating Gray Granite ribbon adds a sweet finishing touch.

A vellum banner was added providing a softness to this Artfully Avid card. I stamped the deer on Basic White Cardstock and coloured them with Stampin’ Blends.

To create the leaves I blended some Flirty Flamingo ink over White Cardstock. Then I die cut several sets of leaves. Along with the silver leaves and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, these provide grounding for the deer.

I hope you have enjoyed the variations of this card and I would love to hear which one you would like to try out. Thank you for stopping by my blog and please make sure you follow the hop right through for lots of ideas on how you can step-up your projects.

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Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

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aWow Blog Hop – Basic Essentials Challenge

Hi crafty friend, Thanks for joining me today for our trip Around the World on Wednesday. We are a group who love all things Stampin’ Up! and we hop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month with amazing organization by Angie Mckenzie. It’s our Basics Essentials Challenge and I can’t wait to check out what the essentials are for the rest of our team.

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For this challenge, I’ve gone back to basics with stamping and created a set of 3 stepped up cards for the Casual crafter, Avid Crafter and Artfully Avid Crafter. I’ve also kept the products minimal making it basic in supplies required as well.

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Basic White – 6cm x 11cm
  • Real Red – 6.4cm x 11.4cm
  • DSP – 14.2cm x 9.9cm

Casual

I’m creating a fun Valentine’s card as the Feb 14th is only 5 days away. I couldn’t resist the chocolates from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp because of course, that is a craft room basic!

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SIP (stamps, ink and paper) are basics for creating any projects and I reckon on 99% of my projects I will add some Designer Series Paper. I LOVE Stampin’ Up! paper. DSP gives you great results with no effort. I also use my Paper Trimmer for cutting that beautiful DSP (straight!). On this card I’ve used the new release All Together Designer Series Paper. Being Black and White, it coordinates with anything really and you can colour it to suit your project.

Stamp your image outline on Basic White Cardstock in Early Espresso and fill-in image with Soft Suede stamped off. Two-step stamping is a quick basic way to add colour to your images.

If you’re a beginner crafter, I encourage you to give this card a try.

Avid

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I stepped this card up a notch by adding a bit of colour to the background paper. I love colouring and find it therapeutic. Lots of my projects include some form of colouring – whether it be our Markers, Blends, Watercolouring.

Here, scattered hearts across the sheet were coloured in with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. This just adds a pop to the background and brings out the ‘Chocolate’ in the sentiment. The chocolates were stamped and fussy cut and a cute gingham bow added. I think I add a ribbon to nearly every project I make!

Artfully Avid

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Have you checked out our latest release of Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends? These are an early release from our 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue. Ideal for skin tones and …. ideal for shocolates too!

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I die cut the sentiment from Real Red cardstock 4 times and layered it together to add depth. I glued the 4 sentiments together because sometimes I do things on a whim! Use Adhesive Sheets to make this a much less fiddly task.

Of course the inside of the card – how fun is the sentiment. Great for Valentine’s or to just make someone happy.

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I created a version of this card on my FB Live tonight. Click the button below to view.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me in Melbourne. I hope you have been inspired to create no matter what stage of crafting you are at. Products used on my cards are listed at the end of this post. Until 16th March you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration reward with every $90 you spend in store.

Next on our hop is the fabulous Cheryll Miller. Make sure you click on the Next button to check out what she’s created. Please leave us some love with your comments as you travel around the world with us.

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This is us

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with a catalogue, place an order, learn more about classes, information about the Starter Kit or anything else.
I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

I have put together a suggestion of Basic Tools that would be great when you start out stamping. You can even add these to a Starter Kit for even more value.

Our Starter Kit is fully loaded at the moment. For $169 you get to choose $235 of product plus until 16th March you get your choice of 2 bonus stamp sets free. All this with free shipping. You could save upto $200 depending on the stamp sets you choose.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial for the month. Orders over $90 also qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward until 16th March. Any order placed by Sunday 13th February over $90 will also receive a pack of Irridescent Rhinestones from me.

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 36 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or Email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

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Step-it-Up with a Touch of Ink

I hope you have been enjoying all the fun projects I’ve been sharing using products from our Mini Catalogue. I’ve got a series of step-it-up cards featuring the beautiful A Touch of Ink stamp set. I’ve also got a fabulous shopping special for this weekend so keep reading.

What is Sale-A-Bration?

It definitely is something to celebrate! All orders over $90 (before shipping) placed until the 28th of February can CHOOSE FREE PRODUCT from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There are 2 tiers of Sale-A-Bration rewards which you can earn which can be reached at $90 and $180.

Spend $90 = Choose 1 Level 1 reward
Spend $180 = Choose 2 Level 1 rewards or 1 Level 2 reward
Spend $270 = Choose 3 Level 1 or 1 Level 1 and 1 Level 2 reward
There is no limit to the number of free products you can earn

If you haven’t got a copy of the Mini Catalogue, please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or complete the form below and I’ll get one in the mail to you.

The touch of ink stamp set is a Tier 2 Sale-A-Bration offering. It’s a two-step stamp set and what this means is that the first image stamps the outline, while the next will fill in the colour. This stamp set is what I would also call a ‘forgiving’ stamp set. I just love that the fill-in image is not precise. So if you’re slightly out in alignment, it doesn’t look wrong and it ‘forgives’ you!

This first card I created is quick to make and is great if you need something in a hurry or if you are starting out in cardmaking. It just involves SIP (Stamps, Ink and Paper) and a few Matte Black Dots which is one of my favourite products in this catalogue.

For my next card, I used our fabulous new Blending Brushes (another fave!) to add a stepped up element. Check out my video below to see how lovely these brushes are to use.

Some extra detail with an embossing folder and a heat embossed image step this card up for the Avid crafter. With several sentiments included, this stamp set can be used for a variety of occasions and is suitable for whichever level of crafting you may be at.

I created this card on my weekly Creative Escape Facebook Live session which is held on Wednesday at 7:30pm.

This week I reached 500 FB Likes and as a thank you to my customers, I am offering 10% off all orders placed by Sunday 24th January. Please phone or text me on Ph: 0404 255 001 to place your order as the discount can’t be applied online. All orders over $90 will also receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration offering.

Please contact me with any queries and to place your order.

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aWow Blog Hop – Something New, Something Old

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Welcome to the final Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for 2020. It definitely has been aWOW year with lots of fun themes and projects to hop through. Thanks to Angie Mackenzie for inviting me to be be part of this team and for leading and organizing this blog hop so well. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of the Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. It’s sometime Wednesday in each of the time zones we are from when this blog hop goes live.

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Our theme this month is Something New, Something Old with a focus on the brand new year of 2021 that is approaching us. I have used some products from the Fine Art Floral Suite which is a brand new product from the January – June Mini Catalogue. That covers my ‘new’. For the ‘old’ I have gone back to basics. Somewhere we all began when we first started out stamping – Simple Stamping. I’ve shown 3 versions of this card, each time stepping it up.

Beginner

This card is a quick make and would be great for someone who is new to stamping or if you need a card in a hurry, I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand on the Sahara Sand card base. This provides some interest to a plain card while still keeping it simple and quick to make.

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A panel of Designer Series Paper and Mossy Meadow cardstock add interest to this simple card. The Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and will coordinate with several colours. When I want to create quick cards I always reach for our DSP as it gives me beautiful cards with minimal effort plus being double sided, it gives more choice.I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy, punched out with the Classic Label punch and cut the ends at an angle to match my ribbon.

Casual

This card was stepped up by die cutting the centre panels and the sentiment as well. I also added some Antique Corner embellishments which can be found in the Annual Catalogue.

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Avid

For this final card I used the Stamparatus to stamp the bouquet of flowers in Balmy Blue, Terracotta Tile and Mossy Meadow.

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To make the flowers stand out against the DSP, I added a label from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies. This has been embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder which is retiring and that formed another part of my ‘old’ theme.

As I completed this card the Best Wishes sentiment tied in with another way I did think of our theme this month. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue … I think this would make a lovely wedding card (it even has some Balmy Blue in it!). The Art Gallery suite is going to capture you with it’s Gilded Leafing and Golden Acetate sheets. You can find it from pages 32-24 of your new Mini Catalogue.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I look forward to seeing you back very soon. We’ll be back next year with this blog hop with lots more fun. Subscribe to my blog if you would like to be kept updated of all my posts, events and promotions.

Next on our hop is Cheryl Miller. Click on the Next Blog button to see her beautiful project and make sure you follow the hop right through to see all the lovely projects from these talented ladies.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JP

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

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 Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial for the month. Orders over $90 also qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward until 16th March.

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 36 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or Email: rochelle@stampingflair.com