Friendly Hello Birdhouse

In my blog post last Thursday, I told you that I would be showing you how to make this card during my Facebook live last Sunday.
The measurements for this card are as follows:
Card Base (Basic White) : 29.7cm x 10.5cm / 11″ x 4 1’/4″
DSP (Friendly Hello): 14.4 x 10.0 cm / 5 1/4 x 4″
First layer (Inside card – Pool Party): 14.4 x 10.0 cm / 5 1/4 x 4″
Insert (basic White): 9.5 x 9.5cm / 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Full instructions on how to shape the card are shown in the replay below:

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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 16th of March, 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Share It Sunday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 3:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share. For most of the world, we are almost at the end of Sale-A-Bration. As we received the bulk of the products late, we have been given an extention to 16th March. For my card today, I have decided to use Calming Camellias. If you still want this set, get your order in by the last day of Sale-A-Bration so that you don’t miss out.

The centre piece is Layering Designs Vellum and I stamped the flower directly onto the vellum. The ribbon is the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon that I pulled over my Merry Merlot ink pad to colour the ribbon. I always stamp the inside of my card to match the front.

Here is the link list. Be sure to hop all the way around to get inspiration from all the talented demonstrators joining us today

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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! 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Home Sweet Home

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Thank you for joining us for this Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Home Sweet Home!” I had the funniest thing happen a few weeks ago – I have a friend in Scotland and I ordered flowers for her for her birthday. She sent me a message to say thanks for the flowers and I’ll be using the bird seed at my new place. I couldn’t understand the message until I saw the photo that she sent:

I really don’t know why bird seed was sent with the flowers. If I had ordered animal food, it would have been dog biscuits as she has the cutest dachshund. If nothing else, we both had a good laugh about the bird seed. I decided that I would continue the theme and send her a card for her new home.

This is the view from the top of the card

Join me for my Facebook live at 10:00 on Sunday and I’ll show you how I made it. (If you haven’t already found my Facebook page you can click here)
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 they have created. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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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 16th of March, 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – In The Moment

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Welcome to the February 2022 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Each month there is a new Inspirational image and colour challenge, you can use either part to create your project. Either
INK – use the colour challenge to create a project unrelated to the image -{There will generally be 5 colours for the colour challenge you may use some or all colours plus Stampin’ Up! basics range (black, white, vanilla) or
INSPIRATION – use the image subject as inspiration for your project any way you can tie them together is fine. This is the beautiful image for this month

I have again used the colours to make my card

I can’t seem to get away from reverse stamping lately. If you don’t know how to do this you can watch my video here. It does use a different stamp set, but will show you the technique. I used the Sale-A-Bration Sunshine & Rainbows and Simply Marbleous DSP to paper piece the dresses and hats.

I did the background by cutting some clouds using the Basic Borders dies and used that as a stencil and used my blending brush with Night Of Navy ink over the die cut

You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the other participants to see how they were inspired by the gorgeous picture.

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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 16th of March, 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Anything But A Card

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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 “Anything But A Card”. This means that we are in for a ton of inspiration for 3D ideas. You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Shirley Merker’s blog. Did you love her project?

Now that we are past Christmas and Valentine’s Day, our thoughts start turning towards Easter, and this means giving Easter eggs. Now that we have the sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon DSP available in Australia, I decided that this is the perfect paper to make a treat box that can be filled with Easter eggs.

These are really easy to make. All you need is 2 strips of DSP 5cm x 24.6 cm (2″ x 10″). You can get 7 strips out of 1 piece of DSP, so 2 pieces of DSP makes 7 boxes. Watch my video below for the details of how to assemble these.

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 <== YOU ARE HERE
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Joy Nelson 
Julia Mazur
Mickey Moore
Krissi Hannahs

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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 16th of March, 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold 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. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Rainbow Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our rainbow blog hop. This theme is completely open to interpretation and can be taken literally – a rainbow image or using rainbow colours. I felt like being a bit whimsical when I designed my card.

How often did you try and catch a rainbow when you were young? My little girl decided to try and catch one with her butterfly net! The little girl is from the Catching Buttlerflies stamp set and the rainbow and flowers are cut out of the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, Both are available to redeem as level 1 Sale-A-Bration rewards.
I hope you have a magical day and enjoy all the other rainbow inspired projects on this hop.

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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 16th of March, 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

February Thank You Cards

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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 during February, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

I have used the Calming Camellias stamp set for this card. This stamp set is beautiful, and is one of those items that money can’t buy – it can however be redeemed with a qualifying order as a Sale-A-Bration reward!

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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 love the Symbols Of Fortune Suite, you will want to join our Stamp Camp on the 29th April. Click here to order your suite.

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! 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

ESAD Mini and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – Calming Camelias

Thanks for joining us for another ESAD blog hop! If you are wondering what ESAD means, here is an explanation.

The theme for this hop is the January – June 2022 mini catalogue, and Sale-A-Bration. I always say that Sale-A-Bration is the happiest time of the year. It is where you get free goodies – the type of things that money can’t buy. The only way to get them is to put in a qualifying order, and get them free! The Sale-A-Bration host set this time is the Calming Camellias. The more I use this set, the more I love it.

I am sure you have seen heaps of beautiful cards where the image was stamped tone on tone and then the flowers coloured white. I started wondering how it would look with the image stamped in black. I used Merry Merlot as my base, and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I do like the finished card, and I am going to give it a go on different colour backgrounds!

Thanks for stopping by today. Next up is Monica Formosa. Let’s hop over and see what fabulous project she has created for us.

If you get lost along the way the way, here is the full hop listing.

  1. Sharni Haines
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Cheryl Algie
  4. Melissa Gifford
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Rochelle Laird – Smith
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Denise Buetler
  9. Sue Vine
  10. Tracy Held <== You are here
  11.  Monica Formosa
  12.  Di Barnes
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If you love the Symbols Of Fortune Suite, you will want to join our Stamp Camp on the 29th April. Click here to order your suite.

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! 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Hello Friend Mini Album using Envelopes

Thank you for joining us for a Technique Tuesday blog hop. The theme for this hop is to share an envelope technique, tip or hack. I have a mini album to share with you. It is made using 3 envelopes. Here is a photo of the album all closed up.

The next photo is of it opened

My final photo is of the envelope inserts where you can add your photos or some messages. Remember the inserts are double sided, so there is lots of room to add your personal touches.

I CASE-d this idea from Laurence Mirman, a French demonstrator. She has a video for the project, but it is in French and unfortunately I don’t speak French (and she doesn’t give written measurements)! You can see her video here. I am going to be demonstrating this project on the weekend, so pop back on Sunday, and I will share the video (in English) and the measurements.

Be sure to hop around to everyone else and see what envelope wonders they have to share with us.

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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! 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Friendly Hello One Sheet Wonder VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the last 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 their interpretation of a One Sheet Wonder. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise the end of February to check back.

Here are the cutting instructions for a 15.2 x 15.2cm (6″ x 6″) piece of Designer Series Paper

I used the Friendly Hello stamp and DSP which is available now as a Sale-A-Bration level 2 reward.

Watch my video for the instructions on cutting the DSP and assembling the cards.

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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 $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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.