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

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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! 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.

Amazing Silhouettes Thank You Card

Sometimes the universe aligns itself, and things come together like they had been planned! This month’s VLOG hop was delayed a week, and the theme is “Thank You”. The date (and go live time) happened to be exactly the same as Kylie’s International blog which is also a thank you theme. Light bulb moment – use the same card!!

When I initially saw the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set, I knew that I wanted to use it with the baby wipes technique. I am very happy with the finished look. The Amazing Thanks dies are really easy to layer. Remember you can bundle them together to get a 10% discount. These dies work very happily with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine which is currently available at a 20% discount, along with a selection of dies.

Here are the measurements for the card:
Metric:
Card Base (Basic White) 19.5 cm x 14.9 cm. Score at 10.5 cm
First Layer (Pool Part) 14.4 cm x 8.5 cm
Second Layer (Basic White) 13.9 cm x 8.0 cm
DSP (Pattern Party) 14.9 cm x 2 cm
Scraps of Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Basic White and Pattern Party DSP for the Thanks die cuts
Imperial:
Card Base (Basic White) 7 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″
First Layer (Pool Part) 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
Second Layer (Basic White) 5″ x 3″
DSP (Pattern Party) 5 1/2″ x 7/8″
Scraps of Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Basic White and Pattern Party DSP for the Thanks die cuts

In the video below I show you how to stamp using the baby wipes technique to make you multi-coloured ink pad and how to assemble the card. Be sure to hop around the other videos (links to the next video are in the description) for some great thank you ideas.

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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.

Blessings Of Home Coloured With Bleach

Did you catch my Facebook live yesterday morning? If you would like to join me, I go live every Sunday morning. You can join my Facebook page here. My project yesterday was to demonstrate how you can use bleach to colour your images. I used the Blessings Of Home bundle and the sentiment is from the Special Moments stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets that money can’t buy. You can get it free if you spend $180 and choose it as your Sale-A-Bration reward! The background is the Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder

If you missed the live (or you would like a recap) you can watch 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 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.

White Wash Water Colouring with In The Moment

I have been having so much fun using the In The Moment Stamp Set. In a previous blog post I showed how I used paper piecing to colour in the lady’s dress. If you missed that post you can see it here. In my Facebook live on Sunday, I showed how I water coloured the image using white washing.

Here are another couple of cards using the same technique

If you missed the live, you can watch the replay below:

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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 $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 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.

Blending and Embossing to Showcase Butterflies

I am happy to be taking part in Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights again.
The theme for this hop is “Thank you”. Many people forget those simple words. I have seen people’s days brightened because someone said a simple thank you to them.
Show your appreciation to people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you or supported you by sending them a thank you card.

I made this card in my regular Facebook live on Sunday morning. If you missed it, here is the replay:

I loved the card so much that I had to try it with different stamps.

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder 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! 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 in 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.

Black Ice Technique Using Daisy Garden – VLOG Hop

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

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

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder 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! 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.

Colour Inkspiration #104

Welcome to Colour INKspriation #104. Colour INKspiration is a challenge group on Facebook that sets a colour challenge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month using Stampin’ Up! colours. Inspiration pictures are from Pinterest. I am delighted to be joining the team as a guest designer for this challenge. The aim of the design team is to make cards and projects to inspire people and to invite them to join the challenge.

The colours for this challenge are: Bumblebee, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. There is a standard set of colours you can add to you challenge projects if they are not already part of the challenge colour palette. You may add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU (Stampin’ Up!) substitute.

I heat embossed the flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set onto Cherry Cobbler card base using black embossing powder. The other stamp set that I used is giving a sneak peek of the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and Coordinating Beautiful Leaves dies which is new in the mini catalogue. I heat embossed the image onto vellum with white embossing powder and cut it out with the matching die. The sentiment is on a piece cut from the Scalloped Contours dies. Some Gold Foil sheet, Champagne Rhinestones and gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim pack to add the finishing touches.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th August 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Simply Elegant suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Make It Sparkle!

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Make It Sparkle!”. This is totally the theme for me. My motto in crafting is “Sparkle makes everything better!”

I used the Color & Contour bundle and mixed Wink of Stella with my re-inkers for super sparkle.

Here is a really quick video to show you how to do this

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & given you some ideas of how to add sparkle to you day (and cards). You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th 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.

Shaded Summer Embossed card

Thank you for joining us for the June Blogging Friends hop. We are still enamored with the new catalogue, so today’s hop is focusing on things that we want to share.

I have found a beautiful stamp set. I love everything about this set – the images, sentiments and the fonts that the sentiments are written in. It is a stamp set that doesn’t have any coordinating dies, and is called Shaded Summer

To do the background on the card, I stamped the image with Versamak ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The ribbon is the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon that I squished onto my Flirty Flamingo ink pad to colour. The finishing touches are the Silver & Clear Epxoy Essentials. I used clear on the background and silver on the Flirty Flamingo flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

CASEd Card Using Garden Wishes and Dragonfly Garden

We are back in hard lock down for 7 days, so I have been catching up on some stamping! This card is a combination of 2 challenges – the first is CASEing the Catty Sunday Inspiration and the other is Colour Inkspiration challenges

The theme for CASING the Catty was to use an embossing technique (heat or dry embossing). I CASEd the card on page 22 of the annual catalogue

This is the colour challenge:

Be sure to visit both of these Facebook groups to see what everyone else has contributed

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators using different stamp sets. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.