Colour Inkspiration #105

Welcome to Colour INKspriation #105. Colour INKspiration is a challenge group on Facebook that sets a colour challenge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month using Stampin’ Up! colours. Inspiration pictures are from Pinterest. Below is the picture for this challenge:

For my card I used two techniques that are unusual for me – colouring and fussy cutting! I coloured in the flowers in the Beautifully Penned DSP (one of the Sale-A-Bration items this time) using the Fresh Freesia and Mango Melody (retired) stampin’ blends combo packs, and I coloured in the spaces between the flowers using the Old Olive Stampin’ blends combo pack. The leaves were cut out using the Beautiful leaves dies.

I coloured and cut some of the flowers from the edge of the DSP and stuck them on the inside of the card.

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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 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Beauty Of The Earth Thank You Card

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.

If you place an order with me this month, I will send you one of these cards to say thank you! This card was made using the Beauty Of Friendship stamp set and Beauty Of The Earth DSP. This is all part of the Beauty Of The Earth suite. If you want more ideas for using this suite, be sure to have a look at my Suite Of The Month. Beauty of the Earth is the featured suite this month!

If you already have these products and would like to make this card yourself, you can watch my video below to see how I made it.

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.

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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 August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper Spotlight

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 “Designer Series Paper Spotlight”. This is a great time to stock up on your DSP, as selected paper is on sale at a 15% discount until the 2nd August. To see which paper is on sale, click here
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper makes pretty cards effortlessly! I haven’t seen a card that uses this paper that isn’t beautiful! The black spotted paper is from the Pattern Party DSP pack. This paper is only available as a hostess reward. If you would like to get a group of friends together for a workshop so that you can earn this paper, please feel free to contact me (It is a massive pack of paper, so it could be shared between a few people….)

As usual I decorated the inside of my card ( and a matching envelope). The flower on the front and the inside was stamped using the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set

Below is my video detailing how to make this card.

Click on the next button to hop over to Annette’s blog to see what awesome project she has to share with us.

If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Nancy Reynolds

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Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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 August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Hand-Penned Thank You Card

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.

If you place an order with me this month, I will send you one of these cards to say thank you. I have used the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set. The striped paper is the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (which is on special this month, so be sure to stock up). The focal panel is cut out using the Scalloped Contours dies. The finishing touch are the beautiful Genial Gems

Here is a picture of the card when it is open

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.

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Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Hand-Penned DSP – VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the first day of each month.
This YouTube event follows on from our regular Global SU Share Fairs, created for our Stampin’ Up! Customers and shared through Facebook Live presentations in a Customer Facebook Group.
Today’s ‘VLOG Hop’ our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, are each sharing with you creative ways to use #PAPERSCRAPS. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise to check back again next month too.

Please remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to each Channel if you haven’t already and click on the ‘bell’ to be reminded when new content is shared. We really appreciate your feedback, so if you have time to leave us a comment, we would be very grateful. Thanks again for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back with us again next month.

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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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Simply Elegant Flip Card

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 or project.

This is what the card looks like when it is closed – fairly unassuming, but the WOW! comes in when it is opened.

I demonstrated this fun fold in the May 2021 Global SU Share fair. This is a customer group which is hosted by an international group of incredibly talented demonstrators. All of my customers are invited to the Facebook page and can participate in the event. The card I am demonstrating uses the Dressed To Impress stamp set and All Dressed Up dies, but the instructions for making the card are the same – just change the stamp set and DSP!

Measurements for this card are:
Card Base – 14.9x21cm / 81/2×51/2″
Z fold – 12.5x15cm / 41/2×6″
White: 2 pieces 12.1×4.6cm / 17/8×43/8″
1 piece 14.4x10cm / 4×51/4″
DSP: 3 pieces 14.4x10cm / 4×51/4″
1 piece 12.1×4.6cm / 17/8 x 43/8″

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

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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 16th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 In Colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Elegantly Said Suite

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. The theme for this hop is “Sweet Suite”
The suite that I have chosen for today is Elegantly Said. The DSP in this suite is BEAUTIFUL!! It is my favourite DSP in the annual catalogue. I have borrowed and extra that isn’t in the suite (but in my opinion should be)- have you noticed how well the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder co-ordinates with this suite?

This is a simple Z-fold card. This is what it looks like open:

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. 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. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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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 June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Pansy Patch Thank You Card

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.

This card uses the new Pansy Patch stamp set and the coordinating Pansy petals DSP. For the mats I have used one of the new in colours – Evening Evergreen

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.

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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. there is an incredible joining offer available at the moment.

Any orders placed by the 19th May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Pansy Bear

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Of course this month we are all very excited about the new catalogue, so our theme for this hop is “Anything Goes!”

A few years ago I went through a stage where I made teddy bears. That means that we have lots of handmade bears around the house, and have lots of love for teddy bears. When I showed my husband a picture of a pansy, he saw a bear’s body in the centre (once you see it, you can’t unsee it!). I had to try to make his vision become reality! He is very happy with the way this card came out. The teddy bear next to the card is one that I made years ago (her name is Blossom!) and she also seems to love this card.
Here is a close up of the bear in the pansy.

For this card I used the Pansy Patch bundle, Pansy Petals DSP and 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. I used the Messages die to cut out the sentiment. The face was done using white craft ink and a toothpick.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms.! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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Messages Die
[154422]
$59.00

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. there is an incredible joining offer available at the moment.

Any orders placed by the 19th May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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
[154289]
$13.00