Heat embossing using To A Wild Rose

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
The theme for this hop is “Thank you”. Many people forget those simple words. I have seen people’s days brightened because someone said a simple thank you to them.
Show your appreciation to people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you or supported you by sending them a thank you card or project.

Today I have used retiring products – To A wild Rose stamp set (which is selling at a really good price at the moment) and Rococo Rose card stock(which is no longer available). This technique will be as effective on any of the dark colour card stock.

You can see how I made this card in the video below:

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store,

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Heat Tool
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To A Wild Rose with re-inker background

If you didn’t manage to catch my Facebook live this morning, this is the card that you missed! It uses the retiring To A Wild Rose stamp set (which is available while stocks last at a really good discounted price) and re-inkers.

You can watch the replay below:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store,

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Fun Fold Card for Spring

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for this month is “I’ve got spring fever”. It is interesting living in the southern hemisphere, and being on apposite seasons. Around me the leaves are all beautiful shades of red and yellow and are falling off the trees. However, this weekend we have lovely sunny weather, so if you don’t look at the leaves, there could be a bit of a spring feel!

I used the Flowers For Every Season DSP which has a lovely spring feel to it. If you want this DSP you will need to get your order in soon as it is retiring. The sentiment is is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and is perfect for the timing and theme of this hop! Daisies are made using the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy punch.

This is how the card opens:

Watch the video below for full instructions about how to make this card

Thanks for hopping by today. Hope everyone has a happy (and relaxing) Easter and is very loved by the Easter Bunny! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store,

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Opal Rounds
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Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop – Part 2

Thank you for joining us for today’s blog hop. Today, I am joining a number of talented Stampin ‘ Up! demonstrators from around the world. For this hop, we are featuring Butterfly Brilliance collection, which is a pre-order item that will be available in the new annual catalogue. Unfortunately, the Butterfly Bijou DSP has sold out, but you can still make beautiful cards with the stamp and dies. If you don’t know what all the hype is about, you can watch my unboxing video here.

For this card, I have used tone-on-tone stamping butterflies, but I put the Basic White layer over the Petal Pink card base when I stamped. You can download a copy of the tutorial to make this card using the link below.

You are currently on Tracy Held’s blog – see the link below mine for the next blog in the hop.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store,

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Opal Rounds
[154289]
$13.00

Creativity Abound Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Hydrangea Hill Suite

Welcome to our February Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! The theme of this tutorial bundle is Hydrangea Hill. Here is a sneak peek of the images that are featured in the tutorial bundle this month.

To offer additional inspiration, we have all created an additional project to share with you in this hop. My project is a little box which is sized to fit a bottle of Tombow liquid glue. This is the perfect gift for a paper crafter, and the packaging will bring as much joy as the contents!!

The video below will show you how to make the box.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Meet the design Team:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

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! Our theme this month is “Happy Birthday”. Birthdays are probably the most common reason for giving out a card.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

For my cards today, I have combined old and new. I want to use the retiring In Colours as much as possible before they are gone. Although they are not the exact colours, the blue and green butterflies in the Butterfly Bijou DSP work well with Pretty Peacock, and the pink co-ordinates with Rococo Rose. I used Textured Essentials stamp set for the background stamping.

I always decorate the inside of my cards (and envelopes to match too!). I stamped some butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on the Rococo Rose card, and used the same Textured Essentials stamp as I used on the front of the card with some of the wings from the side of the Butterfly Bijou DSP on the Pretty Peacock card. The sentiment is from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set.

Click on the button below to stay in Australia and hop over to Annette’s blog to see what she has chosen to share with us.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward 
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Mazur
Krissi Hannahs 
 Joy Nelson 

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

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Any orders placed by the 21 April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle used the Hydrangea Hill suite, which features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Sand and Sea Suite customer appreciation

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

I participate in a bi-monthly international online event. This is a customer only event, and we have between 15 and 20 demonstrators who participate and each one presents using a different stamp set. It is usually an amazing day (and if you can’t watch the lives they are available on replay) and there is a mind blowing amount of creativity that is shared.

I have decided to share my video from this month’s event. I used the Sand and Sea suite and everyone was so excited with the card! Videos are shared via a private Facebook group and is an exclusive benefit for being one of my customers.

If you like watching demonstrations using current Stampin’ Up! products, then save the date for the May 22nd Global SU Share Fair! We will be featuring products from the brand new annual catalog that goes live on May 4th! I am usually the first one up, and then I am followed by the other Australian demonstrators. We then move to the United Kingdom and then hop over the pond for the Canadian and United States demonstrators. Best part is you can watch from the comfort of your stamp space and recreate the projects using your supplies. Replay is available so you can catch the ones that were live while you are sleeping!!

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators, and we know you are going to love all the creativity that is being showcased today. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th March 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle used the Dandy Garden suite, which features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Art Gallery Card

Did you manage to watch my Facebook live earlier today?
If you didn’t, you missed out on a lovely card using the Art Gallery bundle combined with Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper.

If you missed the live, you can watch the replay below.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th March 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle used the Dandy Garden suite, which features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Art Gallery Thank You Card

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
The theme for this hop is “Thank you”. Many people forget those simple words. I have seen people’s days brightened because someone said a simple thank you to them.
Show your appreciation to people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you or supported you by sending them a thank you card or project.

For this card I used the Art Gallery stamp set and stamped onto the Natural Touch Specialty DSP and added the finishing touch with butterflies die cut using the Brilliant Wings dies

Below is a video which will show you how to make this card

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

In addition to my customer appreciation card, any orders placed by the 19th of March 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Dandy Garden suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Easter Egg Basket with Sand & Sea DSP

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for this month is “Hippity, Hoppity – Easter’s on its way!”

What is the fist thing that you think about when someone mentions Easter? It has to be chocolate Easter Eggs! If you are playing the Easter Bunny, then you have to have something to put said eggs into – or better yet, dish them out in beautiful baskets that the recipient can admire once the eggs have all disappeared!

For these baskets, I used Sand & Sea DSP and Parcels and Petals stamp set for the sentiment.
The basket is really easy to make and full instructions are in my video below.

Thanks for hopping by today. Hope everyone has a happy Easter and gets lots of eggs (in baskets) from the Easter Bunny! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please fee free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store,

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

In addition to my customer appreciation card, any orders placed by the 19th of March 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Dandy Garden suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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