Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pansy Petals Drapery Fold

Welcome to the November 2021 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Our theme this month is “Use Your Stash!”. Like a lot of us, I tend to hoard my DSP. Logically I know that this is a silly thing to do. Using DSP is an easy way to make beautiful cards, but you look at a sheet of paper and think “that is too pretty to cut into”. The a new catalogue comes along and there is new pretty DSP to add to the stash, and so it grows!

This is a drapery fold using the Pansy Petals DSP. I have cut into it to make it look like a curtain that has been tied back. For the fold, you need a piece of DSP that is
14.5cm x 14.5cm (5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Score at 2.5cm , 4.0cm, 6.5cm, 8.0cm, 10.5cm, 12.0cm
(1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 4″, 5″, 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 9″, 10″, 11 1/2″, 12 1/2″). Place the bottom right corner of the DSP on the edge of your paper trimmer and the bottom left corner on the cutting track and cut along the diagonal.
Accordion pleat along the score lines. Give it a good press with your bone folder. Cut a slit up to the edge of the first pleat. Fold the paper back along the cut up to the top and bottom corner. Tie a ribbon here so that it looks like it is holding your curtain back. Attach to your card with tear ‘n tape.

An additional feature of the DSP is that it coordinates with the Pansy dies. You can use the dies to cut the pansies and leaves out of the DSP.

I hope my card has inspired you to get stuck in and use up your stash! 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.

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Pansy Dies
[155680]
$56.00

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 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.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Blessings Of Home

Thank you for joining us for the October 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Nature’s Beauty”. This theme is wide open, but I have decided to give you a sneak peek of a suite, Heart & Home which will be in the new mini catalogue. This stamp set has a large floral image and a smaller bouquet.

I stamped the flowers onto vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. They were coloured in with my Stampin’ Blends and cut out with the coordinating dies. Below is the card with the large image.

The DSP is Heart and Hone which is part of the suit. The one side has coloured floral and leafy images, and the reverse side has different wood grain textures in grey and white. If you love these cards, add them to the top of your wish list to order in January when the new catalogue goes live!

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 summer dreams they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

Many layered Blossoms with Expressions In Ink

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.

Below is a video to show toy how to make this card.

I also made it using the Pale Papaya DSP in the Expressions In Ink pack. Which one do you prefer?

If you like this card, please vote for it by clicking the button below:

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If you would like to join me for a virtual Christmas card class, 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 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.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Saying Thanks with Sunflowers

Thank you for joining us for the September 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Sending Thanks”.

Last summer my neighbour had the most beautiful sunflowers growing in his front garden. Every time I walked past his house I stopped to admire them. He was outside one day when I walked past, and I told him how much happiness his sunflowers had brought to me. he said that he had some seeds from them, and he would let me have some, Last week I found an envelope full of sunflower seeds in my letter box! I have made a card that I gave to him (if you want to see it, hop over to my Facebook page, I did that as a live), but I can’t get sunflowers off my mind, so I decided to make another one!

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 summer dreams they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
[147273]
$15.50

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pick a Season

Welcome to the September Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Pick A Season!”. Seasonal cards are always interesting. being in the southern hemisphere, our seasons are always the opposite to our friends in the northern hemisphere. The weather in Melbourne is “special”! We can have all 4 seasons in 10 minutes. We are supposed to be in Spring, but someone forget to tell the person who controls the weather, and our weather is still stuck in winter! Being the eternal optimist, I have chosen summer as my season.

This looks like the old favourite triple stamping, but it is actually stamped flat and then cut and layered. The layers are stepped which gives added depth to the card

The delicate dahlia stamp set will only be available until the end of September. If you want it (you will be sorry if you don’t have it in your collection) be sure to place your order and redeem it as your Sale-A-Bration reward.

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (26th September) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired you to try some “summer stamping”. 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!

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 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.

Shaded Summer Slide & Lock Card

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? One of my friends challenged me to make a slide and lock card. I took up the challenge!! I used the
Sale-A-Bration Beautifully penned DSP. This is only available until 30 September, so be sure to place your order and redeem it as your free item if you still want some of this beautiful paper

For instructions about how to make this card, watch the replay of the live

There are lots of tips in this video of using the marker to stamp technique and how to get squares out of your rectangle dies. I usually do a live at 10:00am on a Sunday morning, so if you have the time please join me.

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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 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.

Gold Embossed Delicate Dahlias – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Tech 4 Stampers blog hop. I am part of an amazing group of demonstrators from around the world who are part of a Tech Academy run by the amazing Louise Sims. Her Website School and Tech Academy helps Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators navigate their way around the world of websites and social media. Now many of us have our websites up and running, a blog hop seemed the next logical step. The theme for today’s hop is
Sale-A-Bration.

It has been such a treat having 2 rounds of Sale-A-Bration this year! One of my favourite offerings is the Delicate dahlias stamp set. It seems that whenever I sit down to make a card, it jumps into my hands and there is a new idea that I need to try!

I started with a piece of Simply Elegant DSP and using one of my blending brushes I coloured it with Rich Razzleberry ink. I heat embossed the dahlia and the leaves onto Rich Razzleberry card stock using gold embossing powder. I had to fussy cut the embossed images (not my favourite, but sometimes it is so worth the effort!). Don;t you love the sentiment? This is from the Sale-A-Bration host set – In Your Words. Remember that time is running out on this round of Sale-A-Bration. After the 30th September, these products will no longer be available. Be sure to get your order in so that you don’t miss out!

If you would like any information on how I made this card or how you can get your hands on the products, please feel free to give me a shout. Be sure to complete the hop and see what “fantabulistic” projects everyone else has created

Here is the blog hop line up:

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

White Washed Delicate Dahlias

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 this month, I will send you one of these cards to say thank you! I have once again used the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. This is a level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward item, and it is my go to stamp at the moment. It is only available until the end of September while stocks last, so if you want it be sure to get your order in soon.

Thank you so much for coming by today! 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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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

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 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.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Clean & Simple

Welcome to the August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Clean & Simple!”. It is quite bizarre how making a simple card is sometimes the hardest thing to do! Fortunately the new Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dahlias stamp set makes beautiful cards without needing any extra effort!

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (29th August) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired inspired you to try some simple stamping. 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!

Product List
Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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 #105

Welcome to Colour INKspriation #105. 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. Below is the picture for this challenge:

For my card I used two techniques that are unusual for me – colouring and fussy cutting! I coloured in the flowers in the Beautifully Penned DSP (one of the Sale-A-Bration items this time) using the Fresh Freesia and Mango Melody (retired) stampin’ blends combo packs, and I coloured in the spaces between the flowers using the Old Olive Stampin’ blends combo pack. The leaves were cut out using the Beautiful leaves dies.

I coloured and cut some of the flowers from the edge of the DSP and stuck them on the inside of the card.

Product List
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 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.