Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Lovely Lily Pad

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! This month we are very excited to share ideas using products from the new mini and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You may have arrived from Shirley Merkers blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

I am using 3 of the products from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. The first is the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. This is a reversible stamp set, so you use both sides of the stamp for your images. Coordinating with that is the Lily Pad Dies, and to complete the card the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what fun products she has chosen to show to us.

If you get lost along the way. here is the full list of hops:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan
Krissi Hannahs

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Sale-a-bration is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

DSP Gift Bag

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Gift Wrapping’. You might have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Doesn’t she always have a gorgeous project to share with us?

My project is super easy, uses very few supplies, and with minimal effort, you have a gorgeous gift bag!

All that you need is a bit of card stock for the base and handles, half a sheet of DSP for the bag, some ribbon, scraps to make a tag, adhesive and something to score with.
Choose the DSP to suit your occasion and your gift is all wrapped.

Click here for the tutorial:

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see the holiday project she has created.

If you get lost along the hop, here is the full listing:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Katie Johnson
Annette McMillan

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Contact me for more information to join my team.

Gold Edged Christmas Card

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘December Holidays’. You might have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Wasn’t her project lovely?

The card that I have done today is quick and easy. I used the foil edged cards and envelopes for that gorgeous gold edge around the card, and dug into my DSP stash. If you want to make different variations, you can use the silver edged cards and any of the pretty Christmas DSP in the holiday catalogue.

Don’t forget to stamp the envelope and the inside of the card so that everything is matching.

These are the products that I used for this card

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what holiday project she has created.

If you get lost along the hop, here is the full listing:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== you are here
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Terri Stewart
Annette McMillan

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store
The supplies used in this project can be found here
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! Contact me for more information to join my team.

Fall Card

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Fall/Thanksgiving’. You might have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Didn’t she have a lovely project?


I always have a hard time wrapping my head around the time differences. When the blog goes live, my fellow demonstrators are just starting their day on a Wednesday morning, and I am about to go to sleep on Wednesday night!
I could be mistaken, but I think that I am the only one on this hop who is in the southern hemisphere. While everyone else can look outside their windows for inspiration in the leaves changing colours on the trees, the tree in my garden is covered in beautiful while blossoms!

However, living in Melbourne in Australia, the cold weather seems to linger for a while, so I could still come up with a card that has an autumnal feel to it.

Below is a picture of the supplies that I used for this project.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! Contact me for more information to join my team.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what she has created. Sue has just come back from a fabulous holiday, so i am sure that she found lots of inspiration on her travels!
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the hop, here is the full listing:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Sandra Roberts
Katie Johnson
Terri Stewart

Halloween

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Halloween’. You may have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Didn’t she have a fun project?
I have to admit to being a bit of a Grinch when it come to Halloween. It is the last day of tax season (my day job is a tax consultant), and I usually get home late, or else I am so tired I hide in the house and pretend that I am not home.

My project is quick and easy and oh so cute. These little treat boxes are using the mini curvy keepsakes die. You can put as much or as little effort in as you choose.
The first one is just cut out of DSP. The one on the other end is cut out of Mango Melody card stock and stamped with Pumpkin Pie using the check stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set. The middle one is Mango Melody card stock and the pumpkin is stamped in Pumpkin Pie with the pumpkin stamp from the Harvest Hello stamp set and punched out with the apple builder punch.

These are the supplies that I used for this project.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! Contact me for more information to join my team.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what she has created for Halloween.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff

White Wash Technique

I have received the next circle journal. The theme for this journal is techniques and fun folds. I decided that I would showcase the whitewash technique.

Stamp and heat emboss your image onto a piece of crumb cake card stock.
Pick up white craft ink with your aqua painter and colour in the embossed image.
Allow the white ink to dry, and then use your colour to paint over it. I used blushing bride and pear pizzaz re-inkers, but you can squish some ink onto the top of your ink pad.


If you are in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping.
If you would like to join my team to support your stamping addiction, contact me for more details.

Below are the products that I used to create these cards. If you would like to purchase any of them, clicking on the picture will take you to my online store.

Product List

Second Circle Journal

I have started on a second Circle Journal You might remember the last round. I created a journal, and it get posted to the ladies that are in my group and each one adds a card to the journal until it completes its circle and comes home to me.

I decided to make my theme a bit challenging this time. I have asked the ladies to create cards using a stamp or punch that has been used differently to just the face value of the product. If we can find different uses for a product, that is make it more versatile, it increases its usefulness and we get far more out of the set.

This is the card that I made to kick off the journal. I can’t take any credit for this card. I saw it on one of the swap boards at the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando and I loved it. Unfortunately I don’t know who the very clever person was that came up with the design. If you happen to know who it was, please let me know so that I can give them the acknowledgement that they deserve. I used the Shimmery white embossing paste to make the fluff on her hat and skirt, because in my world sparkle makes everything better!
I used the softly falling embossing folder to create the background snow effect. Unfortunately this has been retired.

Beautiful You is one of my favourite stamp sets, and now I have another use for it. Did you ever think of this as being a Christmas stamp?
My journal is on its way to New Zealand, and the next journal should be coming to me soon. I wonder what the theme of that journal will be.

Product List
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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$15.00

Party Invitation

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Happy Birthday’. You may have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Did you love her project?
I have taken a bit of poetic license with the theme this month. Instead of making a birthday card, I have started pre-birthday and am sharing an invitation that I have made to a Mad Hatter’s tea party.

This serviette is the inspiration for the invitation

This is my card. I used the retired Another Wonderful Year set for the words and heat embossed them with the new shimmer black embossing powder for some sparkle.
These invitations have gone out and the people that received them have all been really excited.

These are the supplies that I used for this project.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! has an extra joining bonus for this month. Contact me for more information.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what happy birthday surprise she has for us.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop list. Have fun hopping!!

Sandra Roberts

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held <== You are here

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Annette McMillan

Amy Seigler

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart

Washi Flower

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Ribbon and Embellishments.’ You may have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. She loves ribbons, so this is one of her favourite blog hop themes!
I don’t usually like working with washi tape, but have you seen how amazing the Pressed Petals Specialty washi tape is? You just peel off the petals and use as many as you like to make gorgeous flowers! The tape co-ordinates with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP which is super pretty!

I used 6 petals and stuck them onto a 3/4″ circle. The gold faceted gems make the perfect centre for the flower.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card. This is the second roll of washi tape that comes with the petal roll

These are the supplies that I used for this project.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Stampin’ Up! has an extra joining bonus for this month. Contact me for more information.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what embellishments she has used for her project.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full blog hop list:

Sandra Roberts
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Anastasia Radloff

DSP Showcase

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘DSP Showcase’. Have you spent some time looking at the DSP in the new catalogue? They are all beautiful!! I have chosen to use the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper for my card.

I used the Decorative Ribbon Border punch to do the edge. You need to be careful not to punch all the way to the edge, or you will have a lovely ribbon that is separated from the card.

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of your card. I always do an envelope to match too.

These are the products that I used in this card.
All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Click on the button below to hop over to Shirley Merker’s blog to see which DSP she has used for her project.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:

Anastasia Radloff

Sue McDonald

Sue Boerner

Tracy Held <== You are here

Shirley Merker

Sandra Roberts

Sandy Ward