Alter your Stamps to Create Fun Backgrounds

We’re into a new week and despite being in lockdown I’ve just had the most brilliant weekend. I’ve had the pleasure of being on Craft Alive and the Be Inspired Online Market. If you are on Facebook, please join the market group to enjoy all the fun we are having with many vendors there. Please follow me on Facebook and subscribe to my YouTube channel where you can see all my videos.

This week I’m working with our range of colouring mediums. We have many and with our colour coordinated products, it’s so easy to create great projects.

Product of the Week Colouring mediums

Today I’m featuring our new product, Soft Pastels. This cute card uses a fun colour combo and the What’s Cookin’ bundle goes well with this as I think it’s very cheerful.

I had this idea of creating a background with the chef’s hats however they were all in a row. What was one to do, except cut them apart! Then I placed the 3 hats, at various angles on 1 Clear Block and inked them up in Coastal Cabana and I was able to quickly stamp a fun background.

What's Cookin's bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU, In-Colour colour combo

It was my first time using the Soft Pastels. They are fun – it’s like being a kid again! Anyway, I tried something. I coloured the tag, which was die cut from Shimmery White cardstock, with the pastels. Then I used a Water Painter and this brightened up the colour. Some Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum on the back and this makes a great card to brighten someone’s day.

What's Cookin's bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU, In-Colour colour combo

Have you joined my Facebook VIP Group – Papercrafting Basics and Beyond? I’ll be sharing a resource there to help you with choosing your colours for your next project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to take a look at your stamps in a different way (cutting them apart) and to also try out our pretty Soft Pastels. To order the products to make this card, please click on any of the images below or call me on Ph: 0404 255 001.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #34 Botanical Bliss Bookmark

Hi friends,

So good to have you stop by Stamping Flair today. How are you doing? I especially think of those of you who have had a hard week. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Today’s project would make a great encouragement token to give someone who may be going through a bit of a rough patch. I’m sure whenever they see this pretty bookmark their spirits would be lifted to know they have a friend who cares.

Step-up a bookmark? Oh yes you can. All of these versions would make great little gifts for anyone. Handmade, cute, pretty and delicate. I have used the Botanical Bliss bundle for this project which I received in my last order. It’s already a favourite. I love that the tag toppers can also be die cut to use as images by themselves (stick with me, I’ll explain further on what I mean).


  • Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock to a width of 5cm and whatever length you like
  • Place the floral die on the top of your bookmark and run through the Big Shot machine
  • Round the bottom corners with the Detailed Trio punch
  • Stamp the vine in Soft Sea Foam all the way down the bookmark (I just gauged the distance between each vine).
    Side note – I am loving this vine stamp.
  • Add double sided tape and attach ribbon right around bookmark Tie bow separately and attach with a glue dot – it’s much easier this way.
  • Stamp sentiment in Call me Clover

  • Stamp bird in Pineapple Punch on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Take a piece of Wood Textures DSP and colour with Pineapple Punch ink using a sponge dauber. Attach to the back of the flower with liquid glue.

  • Repeat above step for leaves using Soft Sea Foam and a little bit of Call me Clover
  • The attaching of the paper at the back leaves a messy back so attach a piece of Whisper White cardstock at the back to neaten and trim around the edge of the flower.

  • Die cut 3 flowers from Whisper White cardstock and attach together with liquid glue and then attach on top of the bookmark
    The benefit of this die is that it has a matching die which cuts the bottom section where the leaves are, so that the flower and leaves can be added to a project separately (see photo below). This is what I was referring to earlier.


  • Use Brusho Crystal colours Yellow and Moss Green to add colour to a small piece of Shimmery White cardstock which has been die cut. Layer this onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

Die cut and punch leaves and arrange under the bird

This is quite a cheerful project with it’s bright colours. I have a friend in mind who I’d like to give it to. You could make a few and give it ‘just because’. Contact me if you have any questions or comments and I would love to chat with you.

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Leaf Punch

Glue Dots