Paper Crafting Blog Hop -Happy 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”. These are the most common type of cards that are sent out, and your day is always enhanced with a hand made birthday card.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. Did you love her birthday project?

This card is really simple but (in my opinion) really effective! I heat embossed the Hand Penned image and then cut it out with the coordinating Penned Flowers dies. The sentiment is from the Shaded Summer stamp set. That was also heat embossed and then fussy cut. The texture on the side is from the Meadow Moments embossing folder. Of course no card is complete without some bling, and that was provided by the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (a bit of a boring name for such a wow embellishment!)

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

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson 

Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
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 19th October 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of Christmas projects from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Punch 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 “Punch Spotlight”. For my card, I have chosen one of the older (but still good) punches – the medium daisy punch.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. Did you love her punched project?

I have created a pot of daisies that can sit on your mantle piece and will bloom all year round. It is the one pot, that no one will be able to kill by forgetting to give them water! The background was stamped with the big Daisy Garden stamp. The daisies were from the Daisy Lane, punched out with the Daisy punch and then layered on top.

If you would like to make this card, you can see the full explanation of how I did it in my video

Click on the next button to hop over to Annette’s blog to see the 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
Julia Quinn
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Joy Nelson 
Krissi Hannahs

Product List

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.

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

Product List
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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy 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”. These are the cards that are most commonly sent out.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

This is another set of cards which is easy to make in pairs as the DSP and embossed piece are cut into two and shared between the cards. I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than dies to do the images. (The three C’s – cookies, coffee and chocolate. What more do you need to make your birthday happy?).
I cut a piece of Pattern Party DSP (this is the paper that can only be purchased using host rewards) and a piece of Misty Moonlight 14.4cm x 8cm / 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. I ran the Misty Moonlight through the embossing machine with the Animal Print embossing folder.
With the two pieces of paper directly on top of each other, I lined up my die from the Basic Borders dies just in from the right edge and ran both pieces through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The DSP is thin, so my machine didn’t have any problem cutting through two layers.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what she has created 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    
Sue Boerner  
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Quinn

Product List

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Layering Triangles

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 “Thinking of You” with an emphasis on the men in our lives.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

A few months ago I made cards using layering circles and squares. If you missed that post, you can see it here. For today I decided to try the same thing, but using triangles. This card is really easy if you use the stitched triangles dies. The DSP in the background is from the Pattern Party pack which can be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards.

I tried using alternating colours on the triangles and with the colour running consecutively across the two. Which one do you prefer?

You can watch my video below to see how I made these cards

Click on the button below to hop over to Sues 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
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Nancy Reynolds
Julia Mazur
Sandy Ward

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.

Product List

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fine Art Floral Suite

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 “Thinking of You” with an emphasis on ladies.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

This theme at this time of the year, would have to lead us to be thinking about Mother’s Day. I have chosen to use the beautiful Fine Art Floral Suite. If you know me, you will find this card quite unusual, as aside from the sentiment (which is inside the card) it has no stamping!

This is a fun fold card which flaps open twice, and the sentiment is inside. The sentiment is from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.

You can watch my video below for full instructions about how to create this fun fold

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
Sandra Roberts
Joy Nelson
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandy Ward 
Julia Mazur
Krissi Hannahs

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.

Product List

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.

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.

Product List

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Flower and Field DSP

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 Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration items are only available until the end of February, so be sure to place your order and redeem your items before they are no longer available.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

My project is a quick and easy card which showcases the beautiful Flower and Field DSP This paper has beautiful designs, and is my favourite Sale-A-Bration DSP. The sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The butterfly is a sneak peek and is cut out using the brilliant Wings dies. This is part of the Butterfly Bouquet suite which will be available from the 3rd March. (Apologies for the shiny butterfly body, I couldn’t get the photo without the light reflecting off the gold foil sheet)

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
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Terri Stewart
Joy Nelson
Sandra Roberts 
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds

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 and receive the special sign up deal.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Corner Fold Card

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 “New Catalogues”. This included the new mini catalogue and Sale-A-Bration. Have a note pad next to you while you hop through the blogs so that you can draw up your wish list for new products and the Sale-A-Bration freebies that you want.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has such fun projects!

My project is a corner fold card which show cases the Paper Blooms DSP which is one of the Sale-A-Bration options. This paper has beautiful designs, and both the front and the back of the papers are lovely. The stamp sets that I used are from the annual catalogue – Daisy Lane and Happiest of Birthdays along with the coordinating Daisy punch. If you purchase these 3 products, you will be able to redeems the Paper Blloms DSP as your
Sale-A-Bration item

Watch the video below for full instructions to make these cards

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
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

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? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Shirt Gift Pouch using In Good Taste DSP

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 “Gift Packaging”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has such great packaging ideas!

My project is a quick and cute gift pouch. The only supplies that you need are DSP, ribbon and adhesive. Watch the video below for directions to make them. I did the brown one in the video, although my picture has the tie tied properly. I am sorry that I had stopped recording, because it was so funny with my husband with a tie around his neck showing me how to tie the knot, and me trying to replicate it with the ribbon!

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
Martina Auer
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward

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? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.