Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Christmas Cheer

Thank you for joining us for the November 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Christmas Cheer”. I have decided to use the Ever Eden DSP for my card. Remember, this suite is a pre-order for the January – June 2022 mini catalogue, and the DSP is only available as part of the pre-order. If you want some, you need to place your order ASAP as it is only available while stocks last.

Last month after World Card Making Day, we had world card sending week. I received this card from Leona Bourgault in the USA, and I loved everything about the card, so I had to try and CASE it.

For my card, I inked up my Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder with Soft Succulent ink and then ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine. Using a standard card base, I cut 5cm (2″) off one edge and then cut that strip into my 3 squares.

Measurements:
Base (Soft Succulent) – 14.9cm x 16.0cm scored at 10.5cm (5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ scored at 4 1/4″)
Cut the strip that you cut off into 3 equal squares 4.95cm (1 7/8″)
Insert (Basic White) – 14.4cm x 10.0cm (5 1/4″ x 4″)
Basic White (tree embossed) – 5.0cm x 14.4cm (2″ x 5 1/4″)
DSP – 5.0cm x 14.4cm (2″ x 5 1/4″)
– 3 pieces 4.5cm x 4.5cm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Below is the list of all the hop participants. Be sure to visit them all to see what summer dreams they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pansy Petals Drapery Fold

Welcome to the November 2021 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Our theme this month is “Use Your Stash!”. Like a lot of us, I tend to hoard my DSP. Logically I know that this is a silly thing to do. Using DSP is an easy way to make beautiful cards, but you look at a sheet of paper and think “that is too pretty to cut into”. The a new catalogue comes along and there is new pretty DSP to add to the stash, and so it grows!

This is a drapery fold using the Pansy Petals DSP. I have cut into it to make it look like a curtain that has been tied back. For the fold, you need a piece of DSP that is
14.5cm x 14.5cm (5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Score at 2.5cm , 4.0cm, 6.5cm, 8.0cm, 10.5cm, 12.0cm
(1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 4″, 5″, 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 9″, 10″, 11 1/2″, 12 1/2″). Place the bottom right corner of the DSP on the edge of your paper trimmer and the bottom left corner on the cutting track and cut along the diagonal.
Accordion pleat along the score lines. Give it a good press with your bone folder. Cut a slit up to the edge of the first pleat. Fold the paper back along the cut up to the top and bottom corner. Tie a ribbon here so that it looks like it is holding your curtain back. Attach to your card with tear ‘n tape.

An additional feature of the DSP is that it coordinates with the Pansy dies. You can use the dies to cut the pansies and leaves out of the DSP.

I hope my card has inspired you to get stuck in and use up your stash! You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.

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Pansy Dies
[155680]
$56.00

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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th December 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of gift packaging ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas for wrapping your Christmas (or any) gifts. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 7

Last year when we were in our first lockdown, the company that i work for send us a lovely surprise – a gift hamper that came in a beautiful tin. As soon as I saw the tin, I knew that I wanted to recreate it in paper.

I did an online event for Black Friday, and demonstrated my gift box based on that tin at that event. The Facebook live of that presentation is below. Poinsettia petals is still available, and (as you might have noticed) one of my favourite sets! If you package a gift in this box, the box will bring as much delight to the recipient as what is inside it!

I am participating in a Black Friday event again this year. It will however be Saturday in Asutalia when I present. It seems that Black Friday has become a whole long weekend. Friday is followed by Social Saturday (perfect for crafting) and then Cyber Monday. If you are a customer and are not part of the November Woo Hoo Weekend Facebook group, please contact me and I will send you an invitation.

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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th December 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of gift packaging ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas for wrapping your Christmas (or any) gifts. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Pretty Pillow Box Gift Box

Welcome to our October 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! This tutorial bundle uses a range of products from both the Annual catalogue and the August – December 2021 mini catalogue. The theme that we used here is “Christmas”. This tutorial bundle combined with this blog hop will give you a good start on your Christmas cards.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 extra project to share with you in this hop. Using the Pretty Pillow Box dies, I have made a gift box.

Below is a video with the instructions.

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:

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Whimsy & Wonder

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 “December Holidays”. As we have been in lockdown for so long, I feel like everyone is behind where we usually are on making Christmas cards. This one lets the DSP make the statement with a few fun elements added.

I love the Whimsy & Wonder suite. The Christmas trees are fun images and the DSP is amazing. I know lots of people who spent time during lockdown doing puzzles, so that skill comes into this card. I cut out four trees – two in Evening Evergreen and two in Soft Succulent. Place a strip of tear and tape down the back of the tree. Take the pieces from the Soft Succulent and place them into the Evening Evergreen tree and vice versa. I stuck one tree onto the inside of the card, and the last one onto the envelope.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Annette. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month.

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Terri Stewart
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss

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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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th December 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of gift packaging ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas for wrapping your Christmas (or any) gifts. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Sneak peek – Heart and Home Suite

I spent the weekend with a lovely group of ladies at a craft retreat in Rye for the Stampin’ Up! virtual convention. I had a fantastic weekend, and although I went in only knowing one of the demonstrators, I came home with 5 new friends.

That is what makes the Stampin’ Up! community so special. If you want to join this community, there is a fantastic signing up offer on at the moment.

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The usual $169 sign up fee is reduced to $130, and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit. If you sign up today or tomorrow, you can get extra value because the product prices are further reduced for the seasonal sale! To join my team sign up here.

By now you have seen heaps of samples of the cards that we made during the convention playing with new products from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. These are two that you haven’t seen. These are my alternative versions of the make ‘n takes.

The blue card uses the reverse side of the green DSP that you would have seen in the samples that have been posted. All the paper in this pack has a wood grain Basic Grey and White pattern on the reverse side. Don’t you love the little bees? There is a second bundle in this suite, which is on the top of my wish list! I am sure that you will want to add the suite to yours too!

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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $130 (usually $169) and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th December 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of gift packaging ideas using products from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 14 different (and stunning) designs by 14 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas for wrapping your Christmas (or any) gifts. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 6

It is scary to think that we are at the half way point in this series, in 6 weeks time it will be Christmas!! I am away this week end at the Stampin’ Up! annual convention. It is a virtual event, but as we are out of lockdown a group of demonstrator friends decided to get together and spend some time during a virtual event together! Whenever we get together we make cards to swap with each other. I made my swap card (I’ll past it at then end) and then decided to do a Christmas version of the same card

I used the stitched triangles to make main design. The DSP and mat are cut using the same triangle and I carefully cut the DSP triangle just inside the stitched line. The poinsettia was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I put a strip of the same DSP on the bottom of the insert.

This is the card that I made for my swap. This once uses Blackberry Beauty DSP and the Dragonfly punch. I needed a masculine card, so I used the same design with Eden Garden DSP

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

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 November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Delivering Cheer

I am happy to be taking part in Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights again.
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

Every alternate month I participate in an online event with 15 other international demonstrators, and we each do a Facebook love presentation. This is the card that I presented last weekend. I didn’t put a sentiment on the card, as I didn’t want anything taking attention away from my lady. I would either put a small sentiment on the front of the card, or stamp a thank you inside. If you would like to join this online event, place on order at my online store and i will send out an invitation to the event.
Below is a replay of the live.

Measurements:
Card Base (Evening Evergreen) 14.9x16cm / 5 1/2 x 6 1/2″. Score at 10.5cm / 4 1.2″
Silver specialty paper 14.1 x 10cm / 5 1/4 x 4″
Early Espresso 10 x 20cm / 4 x 8″
Basic White 9.5 x 9.5cm / 3 3/4 x 3 3/4″
Hand Penned DSP (Pale Papaya) 5.2 x 14.6cm and 9.5 x 1cm / 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 and 3 3/4 x 3/8″ (Green) 9.7 x 9.7 cm / 3 7/8 x 3 7/8″

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Daisy Punch
[143713]
$31.00

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 November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5 with Tidings of Christmas

This week I am using the Tidings & Trimmings bundle and Tidings of Christmas DSP. This is another one of those cards where you have to make 2 together.

I cut my piece of DSP 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″) and then cut it in half on the diagonal. Now that you have 2 pieces of DSP, you have to make 2 cards. If the DSP is non-directional, you can make the cards identical. This piece doesn’t really have a specific direction, but some of the leaves didn’t look right upside down. That is why I used one piece in the bottom corner and one in the opposite top corner. You could also flip it over and use the reverse side of the DSP, but I liked this side.

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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 November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Toblerone Crackers

Thank you for joining us for the November Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Last Minute Christmas or Boxing Day Gift Ideas”.

I love making these triangular crackers with a mini (50g) Toblerone inside them. I have seen them on special for $1 each at the supermarket this week, so it was time to stock up and start making crackers! You can get 3 crackers out of one 12″sheet of DSP, so this makes an inexpensive gift that brings lots of happiness (Everyone loves chocolate!)

Below is a short video which shows how easy they are to make.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Be sure to hop around and see what everyone has created.

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

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 November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.