Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Kindest Gnomes

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 July – December 2022 mini catalogue. This gives us heaps of options for projects – I have gone with one of my favourite suites in the catalogue, Storybook Gnomes

This is one of the easiest cards that you can make because all of the images are cut out of the DSP! Don’t you love it when the dies match the images on the paper? Fussy cut a toadstool for the inside, and your card is done!

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

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Julia Quinn
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur 
Tracy Held ,== YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Rauchfuss

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can 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 20th October 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

There is still time to sign up for our World card Making Day virtual retreat. You can find all the details about the event here

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – July-August Sale-A-Bration 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 “Congratulations with a DSP spotlight”. There are so many different reasons to send a congratulations card – I have chosen one for a new home.

I used a number of the Sale-A-Bration items in this card. These are only available until the end of August, so if you want any of them be sure to get your order in and redeem them for free before they are gone for good! The circles are from the Rings Of Love DSP, the background is the Wonderful World DSP and the little flowers are from the Hippo dies. The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I fussy cut some of the houses from the DSP and used them to decorate the insert

If you want to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on my Facebook page.

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

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson 
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchuss
Krissi Hannahs

Product List
Hippo Dies
[159928]
$0.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$19.25

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up by the end of August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Wonderful World Shadow Stamping

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 “Encouragement”. There are so many different sentiments you can use and so many different ways in which people need a little encouragement. A card to let someone know that you are thinking about them can change a whole day from miserable to wonderful!
You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Maureen Rauchfuss’ blog. Did you love her project?

I have used the flower from the Wonderful World stamp set (which is part of the Wonder World bundle and is a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item). The sentiment and background texture is from the Season Of Chic stamp set and the rough edges are easily created using the Deckled Rectangles dies.

If you want to learn how to do the shadow stamping, join me at 11:00 on Sunday morning (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on my Facebook page and I will show you howto make this card.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Shirley Merker. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month – she is using the cutest stamp set in the July – December mini catalogue!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson 
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Terri Stewart 
Maureen Rauchfuss
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sending Smiles and Palms dies

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 “Sympathy”. These are probably the cards that we don’t like to make, but they are the ones that have the most impact for the people receiving them.
You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Nancy Reynolds’ blog. Did you love her project?

I used the New Horizons DSP for the background of my card. This is my FAVOURITE DSP in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue and will be retiring soon. At the time of writing, it was still available (and discounted to $14), but I expect it will sell out soon, and once it is gone, it is gone. Be sure to put in your order ASAP if you want a pack. I also used the Sending Smiles bundle. Although the name seems incongruous for a sympathy card, it does have the “Comfort and Strength” sentiment which works. The palm trees are cut using the Palms dies. These are also in the retiring mini catalogue, but have carried over to the annual catalogue. If you want these dies with the coordinating stamp set, you can order the Paradise Palms bundle before the end of June to take advantage of the bundle discount.

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

Shirley Merker
Julia Quinn
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Terri Stewart
Nancy Reynolds 
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Rauchfuss
Krissi Hannahs

Product List
Palms Dies
[157718]
$61.00

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can 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 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Vintage Tools

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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 “Masculine”. Many of us find it difficult to make masculine cards. Stampin’ Up!® has come to our rescue in the new catalogue – there are a number of masculine sets that will help you to make these cards. (You may find that there are so many masculine options that you don’t know which one to use first!

You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Joy Nelson’s blog. Did you love her project?

My husband was really excited when he saw the Vintage Tools stamp set in the catalogue, so of course I had to order it for him! I stamped the tools onto Smokey Slate card stock, coloured the handles in using my Blends and then fussy cut them. The DSP is Sun Prints and the background texture was made with the Stripes and Splatters 3D embossing folder

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

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Shirley Merker
Julia Mazur
Annette McMillan
Joy Nelson
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Krissi Hannahs

Product List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$19.25

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

This is the card that I contributed this month. All the instructions to make are in the tutorial bundle.

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Tasteful Touches

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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 “Flowers”. There are so many floral stamp sets in our catalogues that it is difficult to choose just one. You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Maureen Rauchfuss’ blog. Did you love her project?

I decided to use one of my favourite flowers which is on the last chance list. It is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set. The last time I checked this set is still available in Australia, and as a bonus it is 50% off. I added more flowers in the background with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. You might be surprised to know that the DSP is New Horizons. It probably isn’t a piece that you have seen too often as we all tend to use the pieces that create a scene, but this is one of the reverse sides. The sentiment is from Flowering Tulips stamp set.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Terri Stewart. 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 listing:
Shirley Merker
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner
Julia Mazur
Annette McMillan
Joy Nelson 
Maureen Rauchfuss
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Krissi Hannahs
Nancy Reynolds
Traci Gardner

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can 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 19th May 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This tutorial bundle uses the Symbols of Fortune suite from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. If you haven’t signed up for our Stamp Camp on the 30th April, there is still time to join us. You can find more details about the Stamp camp here. To place your order for the suite, visit my online store. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

The directions to make this card are included in the bundle

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Grassy Grove

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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 “Animal Images (with a punch or die)”. There are so many animal, bird or insect images in the current catalogues, and a large number of them have coordinating dies or punches to make life (and creativity) easy. You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Julia Quinn’s blog. Did you love her project?

There are so many products that aren’t part of a suite, but are a match made in heaven – one of those pairings is the Grassy Grove bundle and the New Horizons DSP These dies can be used with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine which is currently available at a 20% discount. This is a multi fold card, and it opens like this:

If you would like a demonstration on how to assemble this card, join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning at 10:00. You can find my Facebook page here.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Mickey Moore. 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 listing:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Julia Mazur
Joy Nelson 
Julia Quinn
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Mickey Moore
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can 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 20th April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed cards using products from the 2021-2022 annual and the January – June mini catalogues, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. These cards can easily be adated to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sale-A-Brating Birthdays

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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”. If you are in the South Pacific, you will be aware that we still don’t have all of the Sale-A-Bration items available. We don’t know the timing, but they will be arriving on our shores eventually. If you can’t get the products for all the projects that you see in the hop, don’t despair, add them to your wish list and keep an eye out. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear about availability. My card uses the super cute Awesome Otters and Simply Marbleous DSP which is available in Australia!

I stamped and coloured the otters and the hats and then fussy cut them and stuck the onto the circles. I have another otter swimming around on the inside of the card

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
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Mickey Moore
Joy Nelson
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Sandy Ward 

Product List

If you would like to join us for the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp, you can find the details here

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 $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Gift Packaging

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”. Whether you are still wrapping your Christmas presents, or giving a birthday or just because present, I am sure that you will find inspiration here.

This project was inspired by Debbie Blake, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Western Australia. All that you need to make this is a square piece of DSP (this one uses Beauty of the Earth DSP) and a library clip. To make it, all you need to do is fold your paper!

If you use Christmas paper, you can tie a ribbon through the library clip and it can double up as a Christmas tree ornament. These are photos showing the top and bottom of the bag

Here is a quick video which will explain how to fold the paper

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.

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop list:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Terri Stewart
Joy Nelson 
Maureen Rauchfuss

Product List
Bone Folder
[102300]
$12.00

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 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday 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 to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

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

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! 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.