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 Cardstock, 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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fall Cards

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 “Fall”. Once again, I am in the reverse season, as we are supposedly in Spring (although someone forgot to tell the weather and it still feels like winter in Melbourne!)
You may be starting here, or you could have hopped over from Shirley Merker’s blog and seen her fantastic project.

I have taken a bit of poetic license with the theme today. One of my colleagues has just lost here brother, so I needed a sympathy card. I decided to use fall colours to make my card.

I used my blending brushes to make the background using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. I then stuck the Meadow Dies cut outs onto the background and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Although these are my least favourite cards to make, they do help to bring comfort to people who are grieving.

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
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn 
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Joy Nelson 
Krissi Hannahs

Product List

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.

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.

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.

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.