May 14, 2019

Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop!!! And a big happy birthday to Kelly!!!! You may have arrived from Jan's Blog or you may be just starting, either way, there's 23 blogs to visit! 

I decided to use the Swirly Birds Stamp Set and coordinating framelits - they've gather a little dust as I haven't used them for a while. I confess, I had a little search around on the internet for ideas, and I was inspired by a card by Jackie Bolhuis.

I ended up creating 3 cards of the same basic layout, but they show a beginner, casual and avid level of the design.

The Beginner Card -  single layer card using the stamping off technique off for lighter shade of the Fresh Fig Ink for the flower base, the swirly part of the flower was Fresh Fig ink, and the leaves are Tranquil Tide ink.

The Casual Card - same technique for flowers, just everything has been stamped on a whisper white layer of card and tranquil tide card which were cut with the rectangle framelits.

The Avid Card - I've added extra layers of tranquil tide & whisper white card for sentiment, used a framelit to cut extra detail for flowers, and added a little bling with the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Which one is your favourite?

Well, once again happy birthday Kelly! Thank you for arranging your Birthday Blog Hop and to continue on the hop, please visit Melissa next.

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ps: Below is the full list of who is partying with us today:

1 Kelly Kent -
2 Shannon Kissane
3 Tina Gillespie
4 Monique Fielder
5 Leonie Stuart
6 Michelle Strazds
7 Mandy Depiazzi
8 Rochelle Blok
9 Narelle Simm
10 Catherine Creer
11 Lou Kitzelman
12 Sandra Collett
13 Sharon Dalton
14 Denise Buetler
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons
16 Jan McQueen
17 Richelle Fletcher
18 Melissa Gifford
19 Rachael Lewsley -
20 Nicole Wilson
21 Julia Quinn
22 Sheila Pybus
23 Leonie Schroder's-birthday-blog-hop/


  1. Beautiful cards, I like them all but I actually really love the beginner one. The simplicity of it is really pretty.

  2. Gorgeous cards Richelle! I love the way you've stepped them up! Fabulous colours and a fantastic way to show off that stamp set! Love it! Rochelle xo

  3. I like them all Richelle, I couldn't choose between them

  4. These are all so pretty Richelle! I love this set.

  5. Great cards Richelle, I love seeing the three levels together. I am going to miss this stamp set so much.

  6. Gorgeous cards Richelle - love, love, love the colours! I'm an avid crafter through & through. The more detail & layers, the more I love it. Thanks for being part of my birthday celebrations! Kelly x

  7. Lovely cards. A great way to show how you’ve stepped up the card

  8. Gorgeous cards, Richelle. I love layers, structure and bling so my favourite is the last one!

  9. I love how you have shown the beginner, casual and avid crafting options with this card. Lovely cards, Mandy x

  10. love this! Will miss this set :/ I love how you've shown how to add to your card to step them up for all levels of crafters

  11. Super clever and really great to see the transition steps. Thankyou fir the inspiration.

  12. I don't know that I could pick a favourite! They are all great. I love them all! x


Thanks for leaving a comment! It's always good to receive some feedback on my creations!