Share It Sunday – All About Autumn

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share.

I needed a sympathy card and I have been wanting to try make a card using the fractured card technique. I got the All About Autumn DSP last week and decided that would work well for these cards. However, the DSP is beautiful and doesn’t need to be for sympathy cards.

I made a second version using two different pieces of the DSP.

You can watch the Facebook live replay below which shows you how to make both versions of this fun card.

Hop around and see what everyone else has been up to this week

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.

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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:

Butterfly Brilliance Sympathy Card

Last week I was contacted by a lady who asked me how I had done the background on this card.

I was amazed to get this question as this card is from a couple of years ago. I needed a sympathy card, so I decided to recreate it using current products. This is the updated version:

I stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set directly onto the Fancy Flora DSP using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The butterfly on the sentiment is cut using the Brilliant Wings dies.

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.

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$53.00

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:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sending Smiles and Palms dies

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 “Sympathy”. These are probably the cards that we don’t like to make, but they are the ones that have the most impact for the people receiving them.
You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Nancy Reynolds’ blog. Did you love her project?

I used the New Horizons DSP for the background of my card. This is my FAVOURITE DSP in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue and will be retiring soon. At the time of writing, it was still available (and discounted to $14), but I expect it will sell out soon, and once it is gone, it is gone. Be sure to put in your order ASAP if you want a pack. I also used the Sending Smiles bundle. Although the name seems incongruous for a sympathy card, it does have the “Comfort and Strength” sentiment which works. The palm trees are cut using the Palms dies. These are also in the retiring mini catalogue, but have carried over to the annual catalogue. If you want these dies with the coordinating stamp set, you can order the Paradise Palms bundle before the end of June to take advantage of the bundle discount.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Maureen Rauchfuss. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month.

Shirley Merker
Julia Quinn
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Terri Stewart
Nancy Reynolds 
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Rauchfuss
Krissi Hannahs

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Palms Dies
[157718]
$61.00

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! It costs you $169 to sign up as a demonstrator and you can 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 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases masculine cards and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

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

Blessings Of Home Coloured With Bleach

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

If you missed the live (or you would like a recap) you can watch the replay below:

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$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! There is a great sign up special on until the end of November, you can sign up as a demonstrator for $169 and choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit! During Sale-A-Bration, you will also receive 2 stamp sets free! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th February 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of projects using the Artfully Composed suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to help you get started on making your fabulous cards using this suite. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fall Cards

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 “Fall”. Once again, I am in the reverse season, as we are supposedly in Spring (although someone forgot to tell the weather and it still feels like winter in Melbourne!)
You may be starting here, or you could have hopped over from Shirley Merker’s blog and seen her fantastic project.

I have taken a bit of poetic license with the theme today. One of my colleagues has just lost here brother, so I needed a sympathy card. I decided to use fall colours to make my card.

I used my blending brushes to make the background using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. I then stuck the Meadow Dies cut outs onto the background and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Although these are my least favourite cards to make, they do help to bring comfort to people who are grieving.

Be sure to complete the hop to see all the wonderful ideas that we have to share with you. The next stop is Annette. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month!

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop list:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn 
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Joy Nelson 
Krissi Hannahs

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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.

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.

Any orders placed by the 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop August 2020 – Tasteful Touches with Woven Heirlooms

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. You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

We have had a bad run the last couple of weeks. We have needed 3 sympathy cards in the last 2 weeks. These are the cards that I least like making, because of the reason behind them, but they are probably the ones that are the most appreciated. The In Good taste DSP is extremely versatile and works as a background for almost any design

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. 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 Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Paper Snips
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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00