Chain Card Swap – Simply Zinnias

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the tenth card in a series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Sharni Green. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 10. This is another one where if you look at the first card and then the last card, you wouldn’t think that they are related.

I used the gorgeous Flowering Zinnias suite for this card.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

There is still time for you to join the Flowering Zinnia Stamp Camp (although you won’t have your kit before the event). For details about how to join click here. These are 3 of the cards we will be making (there are 9 in total).

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Winter Meadow

Welcome to our September Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire your creativity.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This month’s tutorial bundle show cases the Winter Meadow suite. We are hosting our Winter Meadow Stamp Camp on the 21st – 22nd October. To see how you can join the Stamp Camp click here. This is the card that I am going to be demonstrating at the Stamp Camp:

This is a fun fold card that is made from a single piece of card stock. It folds flat to fit into an envelope for postage.

There is still time to join the Stamp Camp. Simply go to my online store and place your order for the Winter Meadow suite and I will send you tutorial bundle, the card stock to make all the cards in the tutorial and an invitation to the Stamp camp Facebook page. Please use the host code at the side of my blog when you place your order. For full details of what is included in the Stamp Camp, click here

Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s tutorial bundle:

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and see all the amazing projects that will be demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

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

Meet our fabulous design team:

Winter Meadow Stamp Camp

The new mini catalogue has launched! The Creativity Abounds team have been very busy planning our next Stamp Camp. This is happening on the 21st – 22nd October in an exclusive Facebook group.

Joining the Stamp Camp is easy. Click here to go to my online store to order your products. (Please add the host code on the side of my blog at the checkout). I will post the kit containing the card stock to make all the projects in the tutorial bundle and send an invitation to an exclusive Facebook group. The tutorial bundle (which will have video links included for all the projects) will be uploaded to the Facebook group for you to download.

At the event, we will each demonstrate a bonus project using the suite. You get 26 projects (13 in the tutorial and 13 bonus ones from the blog hop) with video instructions or Facebook live demonstrations and lifetime access to the event page. You can see all the projects that we will be making at the event in the blog hop that goes live on the 21st September.

The suite comprises of the Magical Meadow stamp set, Magical Meadow dies, Winter Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, Snowflake Magic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, a roll of Silver & White Sheer Ribbon and the Faceted Gems Trio Pack. The cost of the suite is $169.00

I hope that you will join us. The ladies in this group are extremely talented, and the people who joined our previous Stamp Camps have LOVED them! Click here to order your set of products.. I’ll get you kit into the post closer to the date of the Stamp Camp.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Textured Elegance Diagonal Joy Fold Thank You Card

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.

This is a Diagonal Joy Fun Fold card and opens like this:

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Below is the replay of my Facebook live which shows how I made this card

If you like my card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below

If you love this bundle, I am going to be using it in a class in September.

I will be be using Designer Series Paper from the new mini catalogue. This will give a completely different look from the samples in the annual catalogue. The colour palate that I am working with is Poppy Parade, Wild Wheat, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Pretty Peacock. The class will be four different fun folds and we will show you how to make them with the different stamp sets. I can’t show you any of the samples until I get the DSP. Stay tuned I will share them with you as soon as they are ready so that you can see what you will be making. If you missed the last class you can click here to see what it was all about. If you want to register early click on the photo above.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Les Shoppes Stamp Camp

Have you looked at the Les Shoppes suite on pages 30-31 of the annual catalogue and thought “This suite looks like it is such fun and it is so cute, bit I’m not sure what to do with it”? If you have, I have the solution for you – join us for a Les Shoppes Stamp Camp!

This is a collaboration with myself and 3 other amazing Australian demonstrators – Maheswari Rajaguru, Julia Quinn and Kayla Renee.
This Stamp camp will be on the 26th August. The event will take place in an exclusive Facebook group.
We will each design two projects – a standard card and a fun fold or 3d item. In the event each of us will take you through making our projects. You can watch live or at any time that suites you. You will have lifetime access to the group, so you can go back and re-watch the presentations if you need a refresher on assembling the cards.

We have a number of options for you to choose from to join the Stamp Camp:
1. Purchase the suite, and you will get the tutorial bundle free. (Click here to order your suite). If you choose this option and you would like the kit to make the cards you can purchase that directly from me for the discounted price of $30.00 (including postage). The kit comprises all the card stock and to complete the eight projects in the tutorial and is valued at $55.00.
Please note, the suite will be purchased directly from Stampin’ Up! but the add on kit needs to be bought through me.
2. If you don’t want a full pack of DSP, ribbon and embellishments, but you want the everything else, you can buy a product share plus the kit (see above) for $70.00 (including postage). The product share comprises a 1/4 pack of the Les Shoppes DSP, a 1/4 pack of the Loose Silver Sequins and 1.5metres of linen thread.
(You can purchase the Let’s Go Shopping bundle by clicking here. The bundle can be purchased directly from Stampin’ Up but the kit and product share will have to be purchased directly from me)
The above options are only available to Australian residents.
3. If you live overseas we would love to have you join us. You can purchase the tutorial for $22.00. The tutorial will be emailed to you and you will receive an invitation to join the Facebook group.

Click here to complete an online registration form.

If you prefer in person classes (and live in Melbourne) I will be doing this as an in person class on the 27th August. Please send me an email at traceofcreativiyt@outlook.com if you would like to attend in person as places are limited.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – By The Bay

Welcome to our February Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire your creativity.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This month’s tutorial bundle show cases By The Bay suite. We held our Stamp Camp over the weekend. Today’s blog hop will show you all the projects that were demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. These are different from the projects in the tutorial bundle – this gives you 26 ideas for using your suite. I do still have a couple of the kits on hand, so if you would like to join the Stamp Camp please contact me. You can see more details about the Stamp Camp here.

This is my original sample of the card I demonstrated at the Stamp Camp

I decided to play with colours and the one that I did live used a Night Of Navy card base

Here is a sneak peek of all the projects in this month’s tutorial bundle:

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list below to help you move around all the different blogs and see all the amazing projects that were demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Meet the design team:

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together – Rain Or Shine

Thank you for joining us for our Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a quartet of multi cultural Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Today we are focusing on the super cute Rain or Shine suite.

I have used this layout (or variations of it) on a number of cards recently, and I LOVE it! I posted a card for a blog hop a couple of weeks ago and had a number of people messaging me and asking for the measurements. If you missed that card, you can have a look at it here. The measurements are fairly simple. The DSP strips are 5.0 cm (2″) wide. The left one is 10.0 cm (3″) long. The right one is 5.0 cm (2 1/4″) long. They don’t meet in the middle, but that is covered up by your focal point piece.

If you love this suite, and would like more ideas on using it, we are having a Stamp Camp on the 4th March. There are a number of options available to join us, and you can participate even if you aren’t in Australia. Click here for all the information about the stamp camp.

If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, click here. This link will take you to the project at my online store that has a list to all the products to make this card so that you can add them to your shopping cart. If you already have some of them, you can just remove them from the cart. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Hop around and see what cuteness the other ladies have to share with us

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

By The Bay Stamp Camp

Our next Stamp Camp is going to be using the By The Bay suite. This is a beautiful suite with relaxing beach images and DSP in different shades of blues and greens. You can see this suite on page 22-23 of the January – April 2023 mini catalogue. The stamp camp will be taking place on the 11th – 12th February.
The way that it works is that you purchase the By The Bay suite. Click here to go to my online store to order your products). I will post the kit containing the card stock to make all the projects in the tutorial bundle and send an invitation to an exclusive Facebook group. The tutorial bundle (which will have video links included for all the projects) will be uploaded to the Facebook group for you to download.

I the event, we will each demonstrate a bonus project using the suite. You get 26 projects (13 in the tutorial and 13 bonus ones from the blog hop) with video instructions or Facebook live demonstrations and lifetime access to the event page.

In the suite you get the Seaside Bay stamp set, Seaside Bay dies, a spool of Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon, a sheet of Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls and the By The Bay Specialty DSP pack.
What isn’t included in the Stamp camp is ink pads, adhesives, cutting tools, the Cut and Emboss machine and the card stock for the projects that are not included in the tutorial bundle. Please contact me if you need any additional information about these items or details of the stamp camp. You can send me an email or a message through my Facebook page.

I hope that you will join us. The ladies in this group are extremely talented, and the people who joined our previous Stamp Camps have LOVED them! Click here to order your suite. I’ll get you kit into the post ASAP after I receive notification of the order.

When you place your order, you will also receive a tutorial bundle which has a selection of different fun folds. An Added bonus is that you can redeem a Sale-A=Bration item as well. Looking forward to seeing you at the Stamp Camp!

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Rain Or Shine Stamp Camp

The ladies in the Let’s Craft Together group are teaming up to to an online stamp camp. The suite that we are using is Rain Or Shine which is on page 50 of your January – April 2023 mini catalogue. It is a super cute suite but without being too childish. The Stamp Camp will take place in a exclusive Facebook group on the 4th March. Each of us will take you through making our projects. You can watch live or at any time that suites you. You will have lifetime access to the group, so you can go back and re-watch the presentations if you need a refresher on assembling the cards.

We have a number of options for you to choose from to join the Stamp Camp:
1. Purchase the suite, and you will get the tutorial bundle free. Click here to buy your suite now. If you choose this option and you would like the kit (see option 2) to make the cards you can purchase that directly from me for the discounted price of $27.00 (including postage). Please note, the suite will be purchased directly from Stampin’ Up! but the add on kit needs to be bought through me.
2. If you already have the suite, you can purchase the kit and tutorial for $49.00. The kit includes the card stock to make all 8 cards (4 standard cards and 4 fun fold), 2 metres of White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, 2 metres of Linen Thread and 8 envelopes (including postage)
3. If you don’t want a full pack of DSP and embellishments, but you want the everything else, you can buy the bundle here and then add on the kit (see 2 above) plus 1/4 pack of the DSP and 1/4 pack of the Loose daisy Embellishments for $59.00 (including postage). Please note, the bundle will be purchased directly from Stampin’ Up! but the add on kit and product share needs to be bought through me.
The above options are only available to Australian residents.
4. If you live overseas or only want the tutorial bundle, you are not excluded. You can purchase this for $22.00. The tutorial will be emailed to you and an invitation to join the group. Click here to complete and online registration form.

When you order your suite or bundle, don’t forget to redeem your Sale-A-Bration item. You will also receive my monthly tutorial bundle as a thank you for your order.

I am in the process of getting my online store up and running, so send me an email or send me a Facebook message if you would like to purchase one of the kit options or the tutorial only and I will send you an invoice for payment.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Virtual Catalogue Launch – Delicate Desert Suite

The new catalogue has gone live! I am participating in a virtual launch party with approximately 50 other demonstrators. There is over days worth of creativity to inspire you. My video is going live at 10:00am Australian time, You can go and watch all the videos in your own time if you don’t see them live. Join the Facebook group here.

My presentation uses the beautiful Delicate Desert suite. I have had such fun using this suite and I there are so many more ideas mulling around in my head waiting to be brought to reality.

If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, click here. This link will take you to the project at my online store that has a list to all the products to make this card so that you can add them to your shopping cart. If you already have some of them, you can just remove them from the cart. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

You can watch my presentation here, or join the event to join in all the fun.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month: