Heat Embossed Color & Contour

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
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 or project.

This card features new products from the 2021-2022 annual catalogue. The stamp set is called Color & Contour. The embossing is done using the bark embossing folder, and the card stock and ribbon is new in colour – Fresh Freesia.

Full instructions of how to make this card are in the video below:

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button 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! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 19th May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, 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.

Blends and alcohol background

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? If you couldn’t catch the live, I showed you how to make a stunning background using blends and Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). As it was Anzac day, I used the poppies on my card.

This one used the dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Mango Melody blends

I used dark Cherry Cobbler and dark Mango Melody for this one

The one in the live used dark Poppy Parade and dark Mango Melody

You can watch the instruction video below

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Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin’ Blends
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$15.50

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 May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, 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.

Creativity Abound Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Masculine cards

Welcome to our April 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 Masculine cards. We all seem to have difficulty with creating cards for the men in our lives, so we decided that we would put our heads together and see if we can offer some masculine inspiration. 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. For my card in the tutorial bundle, I used the Whiskey Business stamp set. Here is another idea using the same stamp set

This card isn’t quite a fun fold, but it is different from the usual standard card

My video below will show you how I created this card

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:

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fine Art Floral Suite

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 “Thinking of You” with an emphasis on ladies.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

This theme at this time of the year, would have to lead us to be thinking about Mother’s Day. I have chosen to use the beautiful Fine Art Floral Suite. If you know me, you will find this card quite unusual, as aside from the sentiment (which is inside the card) it has no stamping!

This is a fun fold card which flaps open twice, and the sentiment is inside. The sentiment is from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.

You can watch my video below for full instructions about how to create this fun fold

Click on the button below to stay in Australia and hop over to Annette’s blog to see what she has chosen to share with us.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Joy Nelson
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandy Ward 
Julia Mazur
Krissi Hannahs

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.

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Any orders placed by the 19th May 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features masculine cards, 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.

Envelope card to use up the DSP stash!

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.

We all have a tendency to hoard our DSP. The problem with this is that the stash keeps growing, and we keep finding new beautiful DSP to add! This card will help you to dig into the stash, create happiness for anyone who receives it, and (possibly most importantly) make space for the new DSP that will be available with the new catalogue!

For this card I used the soon to be retired Artistry Blooms DSP and the Art Gallery bundle
This is what the card looks like when it is open

I made this card in my Sunday Facebook live this week, and had so many positive comments, I am going to share the replay here for those who missed it. If you would like to join me on a Sunday for my Facebook Lives, click here to like or follow my page.

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.

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 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Heat embossing using To A Wild Rose

Thank you for visiting today as I join other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.
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 or project.

Today I have used retiring products – To A wild Rose stamp set (which is selling at a really good price at the moment) and Rococo Rose card stock(which is no longer available). This technique will be as effective on any of the dark colour card stock.

You can see how I made this card in the video below:

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button 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 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Heat Tool
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$50.00

To A Wild Rose with re-inker background

If you didn’t manage to catch my Facebook live this morning, this is the card that you missed! It uses the retiring To A Wild Rose stamp set (which is available while stocks last at a really good discounted price) and re-inkers.

You can watch the replay 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 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Fun Fold Card for Spring

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for this month is “I’ve got spring fever”. It is interesting living in the southern hemisphere, and being on apposite seasons. Around me the leaves are all beautiful shades of red and yellow and are falling off the trees. However, this weekend we have lovely sunny weather, so if you don’t look at the leaves, there could be a bit of a spring feel!

I used the Flowers For Every Season DSP which has a lovely spring feel to it. If you want this DSP you will need to get your order in soon as it is retiring. The sentiment is is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and is perfect for the timing and theme of this hop! Daisies are made using the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy punch.

This is how the card opens:

Watch the video below for full instructions about how to make this card

Thanks for hopping by today. Hope everyone has a happy (and relaxing) Easter and is very loved by the Easter Bunny! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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 21st of April 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle uses the Hydrangea Haven suite and features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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Opal Rounds
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$13.00

Creativity Abound Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Hydrangea Hill Suite

Welcome to our March 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 Hydrangea Hill. 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 additional project to share with you in this hop. My project is a little box which is sized to fit a bottle of Tombow liquid glue. This is the perfect gift for a paper crafter, and the packaging will bring as much joy as the contents!!

The video below will show you how to make the box.

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:

Sand and Sea Suite customer appreciation

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.

I participate in a bi-monthly international online event. This is a customer only event, and we have between 15 and 20 demonstrators who participate and each one presents using a different stamp set. It is usually an amazing day (and if you can’t watch the lives they are available on replay) and there is a mind blowing amount of creativity that is shared.

I have decided to share my video from this month’s event. I used the Sand and Sea suite and everyone was so excited with the card! Videos are shared via a private Facebook group and is an exclusive benefit for being one of my customers.

If you like watching demonstrations using current Stampin’ Up! products, then save the date for the May 22nd Global SU Share Fair! We will be featuring products from the brand new annual catalog that goes live on May 4th! I am usually the first one up, and then I am followed by the other Australian demonstrators. We then move to the United Kingdom and then hop over the pond for the Canadian and United States demonstrators. Best part is you can watch from the comfort of your stamp space and recreate the projects using your supplies. Replay is available so you can catch the ones that were live while you are sleeping!!

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.

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 March 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle used the Dandy Garden suite, which features 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

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