Virtual Christmas Card Class

I was hoping that we were going to be able to get together for card classes, but with the current lockdown rules, I don’t think that is going to be an option any time soon.

Seeing as we are already in October and I don’t anticipate that we will be able to meet in person before the end of November, this would be a bit late to start making Christmas cards!

So, I am going to host an online class, either by Zoom, or using a different video conferencing app that I am currently investigating (details to follow).

I will post out the kits and you will get the materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  The kits will have all the card stock, designer series paper and die cuts required to complete your cards.

In addition, you will need to add sentiments using whatever stamp sets you have in your stash (contact me if you would like any new ones), ink to stamp the sentiments, and adhesives (glue and dimensionals).

The cost of the class will be $40 (including postage).  Once I have finished designing the cards, I will let you know what we are making.  One of them will definitely be a pinwheel tower card – you may have seen that these are the latest craze and they are fun to make with a wow factor!

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are going to participate to allow enough time for your kits to get to you (I am sure that you are aware that post is taking a bit longer at the moment).

If you need any supplies (stamp sets or consumables for the class), feel free to contact me and I will put in an order for you, or you can go to my online store and place the order yourself.

I hope that you will join me for a fun afternoon of crafting!  If you know anyone who would like to join us, please feel free to share this post with them.

World Card Making Day Online Classes

I am sure that you have heard the buzz – the 2nd October is World card Making Day! We only get 1 day a year where we have a reason (obligation) to make cards. Unfortunately with the current lock down status in Melbourne, we won’t be able to create together. However, we cannot allow the day to pass us by unacknowledged!

The way that we can give the day the recognition that it deserves is to craft together virtually. Stampin’ Up! has given us the perfect solution – card kits!!

I am going to run 2 sessions on the 2nd of October. We will assemble the Paper Pumpkin kit at 10:00 and the Christmas Whimsy kit at 2:00. You are welcome to join me for one or for both sessions.

The Christmas Whimsy is an all inclusive kit and the only additional item that it needs is something to clean your stamps. This kit makes 8 standard size cards (4 cards of 2 different designs with some left over elements to make a few extras).

The Paper Pumpkin makes more general use cards. It is beautiful and co-ordinates with the Expressions in Ink suite in the annual catalogue. This one makes 6 standard size cards and 3 note cards (and also has some left overs). In addition to the kit, you will need an acrylic block to mount your stamps. If you get both kits, you can use the acrylic block from the Christmas Whimsy kit.

Here is my unboxing video so that you can see what come in the kits:

I would love you to join in. If you want to make both kits, but can only attend one time slot, please let me know. I can stay online for a while afterwards and you can make the second kit.

The cost of the Paper Pumpkin kit is $37 and the Christmas Whimsy is $33 (plus postage). Please contact me if you would like me to place an order for you. You can head over to my online store to place the order yourself. (Please use the button with the host code on the side to shop). As this is going to be a virtual event, you can join from anywhere in Australia. I would suggest that you place your order early so that it will get to you in time.

Please spread the word to all your friends, and let’s have a big online party to commemorate World Card Making day! Hoping to see you then

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Whimsy & Wonder

Welcome to our August 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 you to make creations of your own.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This tutorial bundle uses a range of products from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue. The theme that we used here is “Anything but Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the images that are featured in the tutorial bundle this month.

To offer additional inspiration, we have all created an extra project to share with you in this hop.

The WOW! of this card happens when you open it…..

If you would like to know how to make this card, place your order for the Whimsy & Wonder suite and you will be invited to join the Stamp Camp on Saturday during which we will demonstrate all the projects in this hop! You will also receive the tutorial bundle (with video instructions) and the card stock to make all the projects in the bundle. You won’t have your order in time for the Stamp Camp, but the good thing is you can go back and watch the presentations again whenever it suits you!

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 get many amazing ideas. 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:

September Suite Of The Month

If you don’t know what Suite of the month is, it is where we highlight One product suite ed each month. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! Much as we would like to buy everything in the catalogue, we also have to choose which are our favourite favourites, so the demonstrators can vary from month to month.

The next suite that we have chosen to show case in the Suite Of The Month series, is Tidings of Christmas. To purchase your suite from my online store, click here

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

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the Wednesday 29th September 6:30-7:30pm, and Thursday 30th September 10:30-11:30am AEST.

I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Sui I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order as well so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. If your order stays under $250 (excluding shipping), please use the host code on the side when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. Links to my online store to order these products are embedded. The page numbers refer to pages in the 2021-2022 annual catalogue unless stated otherwise.

September – Tidings of Christmas, pg 88-89. Cute stockings and friendly greetings to start making your Christmas cards
October – Gingerbread and Peppermint, pg 8-9 of the August – December mini catalogue. Fun images and a beautiful pillow box for your small gifts to be hidden inside.
November – Pansy Petals, pg 28-29. Gorgeous pansies in pretty colours to lead us into summer.

These previous suites are still available with an order (although you won’t get the kit and Zoom social). Some of these these suites are all from the January – June mini catalogue and have retired.. The bundles have carried over to the annual catalogue, but the DSP is no longer available, so you will have to choose a substitute DSP

August – Beauty Of The Earth, page 10-11. Different tree images with vibrant earthy colours.
Hand-Penned, page 104-105. A whimsical collection in soft, pretty colours.
Simply Elegant, page 68-69. As the name suggests an elegant suite with (in my opinion) the best DSP in the catalogue!
Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes!
Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-19, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets! (The pearls and acetate sheets did carry over)
Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month.

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.

Whimsy and Wonder Stamp Camp

I am very excited to announce that I will once again be collaborating with the Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle to team for an exciting Stamp Camp. With us being in an extended lock down, now is a good time to start making you Christmas cards, and taking some creative time to refresh your soul. You can join from anywhere in Australia.
This will be happening on the 18th September 2021 beginning at 8:00am (Australian time)

Click here to order your Whimsy and Wonder Suite. You will receiver the Whimsical Trees stamp set, Christmas Trees dies, a pack of the Whimsy and Wonder DSP, a roll of the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and a Wonderful Snowflakes pack. The cost of the suite is $139.50 plus $7 postage.

Once I receive confirmation of your order, I will post out the make ‘n takes for the Stamp Camp. You will receive the Whimsy and Wonder tutorial bundle (with bonus video links to see how to make the projects, an invitation to a private Facebook group where you will get to watch all of the bonus projects from or blog hop which will be going live on the 16th September. That will be 24 different projects that you can make with your suite! You will also have all the card bases and layers to make the projects in the tutorial bundle. As an additional bonus, purchasing the suite will also entitle you to a free Sale-A-Bration item! (Don’t forget to add that to your order). You will also receive this month’s tutorial bundle which features products from the August-December 2021 mini catalogue that are not Christmas related. You can see the bonus products from the blog hope here

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 to traceofcreativity@outlook.com or a message through my Facebook page

I made this card using the suite on my Facebook live this morning. This is NOT one of the projects that is included in the stamp Camp – it is an additional idea that you can make using your suite. If you missed the live, you can watch it below

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.

August Suite Of The Month

If you don’t know what Suite of the month is, it is where we highlight One product suite ed each month. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! Much as we would like to buy everything in the catalogue, we also have to choose which are our favourite favourites, so the demonstrators can vary from month to month.

The next suite that we have chosen to show case in the Suite Of The Month series, is Beauty Of The Earth. To purchase your suite from my online store, click here

https://www.stampinup.com.au/products/beauty-of-the-earth-suite-collection-(english)?hostcode=ZZ99XY2M

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 11:30-12:30am and 6:30-7:30pm, AEST.

I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order as well so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. If your order stays under $250 (excluding shipping), please use the host code on the side when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. Links to my online store to order these products are embedded. The page numbers refer to pages in the 2021-2022 annual catalogue unless stated otherwise.

August – Beauty Of The Earth, page 10-11. Different tree images with vibrant earthy colours.
September – Tidings of Christmas, pg 88-89. Cute stockings and friendly greetings to start making your Christmas cards
October – Gingerbread and Peppermint, pg 8-9 of the August – December mini catalogue. Fun images and a beautiful pillow box for your small gifts to be hidden inside.

These previous suites are still available with an order (although you won’t get the kit and Zoom social). Some of these these suites are all from the January – June mini catalogue and have retired.. The bundles have carried over to the annual catalogue, but the DSP is no longer available, so you will have to choose a substitute DSP

Hand-Penned, page 104-105. A whimsical collection in soft, pretty colours.
Simply Elegant, page 68-69. As the name suggests an elegant suite with (in my opinion) the best DSP in the catalogue!
Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes!
Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-19, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets! (The pearls and acetate sheets did carry over)
Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch!

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month.

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

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 tutorial bundle

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Hand-Penned

Welcome to our June 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 you to make creations of your own.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! The theme of this tutorial bundle is Hand-Penned. This month we are showcasing the beautiful Hand-Penned suite. Here is a sneak peek of the images that are featured in the tutorial bundle this month.

To offer additional inspiration, we have all created an extra project to share with you in this hop, here is my card.

If you would like to join our stamp camp on the 27th June, you need to head over to my online store and purchase this suite. Once I receive notification of your purchase, I will invite you to an exclusive Facebook page for this event. I will also send you all the card stock that you need to complete all the cards in the tutorial that were designed by the presenters participating in the stamp camp. In addition to the products in the suite, you will need the inks and adhesives to complete your cards. You will get 9 card kits and envelopes free!!

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 get many amazing ideas. 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:

Product List

One More Sleep Until Woo Hoo Weekend!!

What happens when 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the globe collaborate to create inspiring content? It’s a fun filled event you can enjoy from the comfort of your warm, cozy home! Yes, it’s unusually cold where I live, and we have possible rain tomorrow too. So it’s a good weekend to stay inside and stamp with us!

This event is open to my customers that are my Facebook business page fans. Being a FB page fan is how I can invite you to the group. Using an email address to extend the invitation no longer works. If you have placed an order with me, and are not part of the group, like/subscribe to my FB business page here Then send me a FB PM and ask to be added.

I am presenting at 12:00pm AEST. As we are starting on Friday Evening US time, Shirley Merker will be kicking off the event at 7:00am my time. I hope you are there to watch the fun or watch on replay too! This event features tons of projects, ideas, tips, tricks and random prizes too! Hope to see you in the group!

June Suite Of The Month

The 2021-2022 annual catalogue should have arrived in your snail mail box a few weeks ago. It’s filled with lots of new, awesome paper crafting products that you will need! (This is not about wants, it is needs!) If you haven’t received your catalogue yet, please let me know and I will arrange to get one to you. Make yourself a cup of your favourite drink (hot or cold) and get your wish list started.

Following on from the popularity of the first lot of suites, we have decided to continue on with this initiative for the new catalogue.

One product suite will be highlighted each month. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! Much as we would like to buy everything in the catalogue, we also have to choose which are our favourite favourites, so the demonstrators can vary from month to month.

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 11:30-12:30am and 6:30-7:30pm, AEST.

I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order as well so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. If your order stays under $250 (excluding shipping), please use the host code on the side when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. Links to my online store to order these products are embedded. The page numbers refer to pages in the 2021-2022 annual catalogue unless stated otherwise.

June – Simply Elegant, page 68-69. As the name suggests an elegant suite with (in my opinion) the best DSP in the catalogue!
July – Hand-Penned, page 104-105. A whimsical collection in soft, pretty colours.
August – Beauty Of The Earth, page 10-11. Different tree images with vibrant earthy colours.

These previous suites are still available with an order (although you won’t get the kit and Zoom social). These suites are all from the January – June mini catalogue and are retiring at the end of June. Some of the bundles have carried over to the annual catalogue, but the DSP will no longer be available.


Snail Mail Suite, pages, 54-55 of the January – June mini catalogue, featuring those cute snails. Please be aware that this suite is retiring, so if it is on your wish list, you need to order it soon!
Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch!
Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-19, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets!
Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes!

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month.

February Suite Of The Month

The January to June 2021 mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration 2021 brochure should have arrived in your snail mail box. It’s filled with lots of awesome paper crafting products that you will need! (This is not about wants, it is needs!) If you haven’t received your catalogue yet, please let me know and I will arrange to get one to you. If you haven’t seen it, and want to have a browse now, you can view the online version here. Make yourself a cup of your favourite drink (hot or cold) and get your wish list started.

I have chosen 5 product Suites that will end up on my shelves because of their unique punches, cute snail mail images, splashes of colour or because ice cream is the theme. Yes, ice cream has it’s own suite!!! We usually are in the opposite season to any seasonal products in the mini catalogues, but this time we got summer and ice cream!

One product suite will be highlighted each month starting in January. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! There will be at least 10 videos each month. These are all exclusive to this group and won’t be available anywhere else.

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 9:00-10:00am and 6:30-7:30pm, AEDT. February classes will be on Wednesday 17th February.

I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order as well so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. During February, you will also earn Sale-A-Bration rewards on your orders. For each $90 that you spend you will earn a level 1 reward, and $180 get you a level 2 (or 2 level 1 rewards). Reach $500 in sales (excluding shipping) and you will also earn the Sale-A-Bration host only stamp set, Punch Party. If your order stays under $250 (excluding shipping), please use the host code on the side when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. Links to my online store to order these products will be available on January 5th, after the catalog goes live. All page numbers refer to the January-June 2021 catalogue.

February – Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch!

March – Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-19, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets!

April – Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes!

May – Oval Occasions Bundle, page 65, 2 sizes of ovals in one punch! Build your own suite to reach a minimum of $90 in orders (excluding shipping).

If you missed the January class, you can still purchase the Snail Mail Suite, pages 54-55 and I will send you the links to the video tutorials

You can purchase the Ice Cream Corner by clicking here. This link is for you to buy this month’s suite only. Remember to redeem your free Sale-A-Bration item.
If you want to buy additional items and your order is going to be over $250, please click on the ‘Shop now’ button on the side.

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month