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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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Life is Sweeter With You – Colour Palette #14

For my card using Colour Palette #14 I’ve used the Share a Milkshake stamps and coordinating dies. I wanted to create a soft watercolour background for my summery card. Perhaps I’m trying to feel warm right in the middle of some chilly days here in Melbourne!

Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques as I love the unpredictability of it and there really is nothing that can go wrong. It looks amazing whatever course the water takes.

Flirty Flamingo ink was blended over the Fluid 100 Cardstock using a Blending Brush. I spritzed it with water which created a stipple effect. Taking a Water Painter, I added some more ink and water to create more movement on the panel.

The Share a Milkshake stamp set images are designed for two-step stamping and I used Lemon Lolly stamped off to create the lighter colour on the glass. The ice cream was stamped in Flirty Flamingo stamped off.

Until 30th June you can get the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper along with a range of others on sale at 15% off . Shop our Designer Series Paper sale HERE.

I used the smallest hearts and blended Gorgeous Grape ink over it. Then each one was stamped with the small ice cream stamp to create the little dots for some texture. A fussy cut, heat embossed sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock adds a nice contrast against the softer colours. Oh and I’ve snuck in Pumpkin Pie with some sprinkle embellishments coloured with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.

If you live in Australia you can shop for products in my Online Store or contact me to place an order. Orders of $90 will qualify for my monthly tutorial bundle.

Have a great week.

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ORDERING

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me

Contact Rochelle Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFTS

Shop with me and receive a handmade card and a sample pack of goodies. Orders over $90 will qualify for a free tutorial bundle for June with 47 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.

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Purchase the Starter Kit in June and choose $283 of product for just $169 with FREE postage. Find out more HERE. Receive my tutorial bundle of the month Free when you purchase a Starter Kit.

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Aussie Christmas Day 22 – 30 Day Christmas CardMaking Challenge

When I saw the colour challenge for the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I immediately thought of summer. Living in Melbourne, we generally get to have a warm Christmas and I chose to feature the Sunkissed stamp set.

This stamp set is perfect for our Aussie Christmases with it’s beachy images. I repeatedly stamped the small shell image on Shimmer White Cardstock. Then I did some simple watercolouring with our challenge colours of Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight. This formed a border for my slimline card.

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For the top half of the card, I chose a large sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set which was heat embossed in White. Some gold ribbon was added to make this card a little more festive whilst looking summery.

The Sunkissed stamp set is on our Last Chance List which is effective 1st December. If you love it then add it to your order today. Last Chance products are only available while supplies last.

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All the supplies used to create this project are available to order by contacting me or by clicking on the images below.

Contact Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFTS

Shop with me and receive a handmade card and a sample pack of goodies. Orders over $90 will qualify for a free tutorial bundle for the month.

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.

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Tropical Sunshine & Smiles

Last week I took part in a fun In-Colour Challenge where each participant was given a piece of cardstock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon in an In-Colour and also a gold foil-edged card to create something in our own style. I received Terracotta Tiile. I was so pleased because I think this is a nice blend against the gold. The Gold Foil Edged cards are great value at $17.50 for 20 foil edged cards and envelopes. They come in silver too and are perfect for Christmas cards.

Tropical Hibiscus flower handmade card,

I watercoloured a hibiscus from the Tropical Oasis stamp set and mixed several colours so it toned in with Terracotta Tile. The background layer is a faux suede Whisper White piece of cardstock. You can find out how to create the faux suede technique here.

The gold foil leaves are from the retiring Tropical Dies. I am going to miss this set so much. Those palm leaves and that die cut inset – so beautiful. I fussy the sentiment from one of the cards in the Memories & More card pack and I think this is so apt for the current situation we find ourselves in. A great pick me up card for someone who needs some encouragement. 

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Stamp N’ Hop – Girls/Boys

Hello,

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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