2022-2023 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

One of our most exciting times of the year is when a new catalogue goes live. In today’s blog hop we are show casing our favourite products. With so many lovely exciting products, it is difficult to choose your favourite favourite!

I have combined elements from different suites to make this card. I used the Teacup dies, Hues Of Happiness DSP and 2022-2024 In Colour Glimmer paper.

Add a cute little teacup with a Ferrero Rocher inside and you have the perfect combination for Mother’s Day. If you want to make some of the teacups, you can see the replay of last week’s Facebook live here.

If you want to know how to create this card, join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning at 10:00 and I’ll show you how I made it. if you haven’t already liked my Facebook page, you can find it here.

Hop around and see what everyone else loves in the new catalogue.

Product List
Teacup Dies
[160186]
$47.00

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 19th May 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This tutorial bundle uses the Symbols of Fortune suite from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. If you haven’t signed up for our Stamp Camp on the 30th April, there is still time to join us. You can find more details about the Stamp camp here. To place your order for the suite, visit my online store. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

The directions to make this card are included in the bundle

S6ymbols Of Fortune

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration Anything But A Card

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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 “Anything But A Card”. This means that we are in for a ton of inspiration for 3D ideas. You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Shirley Merker’s blog. Did you love her project?

Now that we are past Christmas and Valentine’s Day, our thoughts start turning towards Easter, and this means giving Easter eggs. Now that we have the sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon DSP available in Australia, I decided that this is the perfect paper to make a treat box that can be filled with Easter eggs.

These are really easy to make. All you need is 2 strips of DSP 5cm x 24.6 cm (2″ x 10″). You can get 7 strips out of 1 piece of DSP, so 2 pieces of DSP makes 7 boxes. Watch my video below for the details of how to assemble these.

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.

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If you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop list:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Joy Nelson 
Julia Mazur
Mickey Moore
Krissi Hannahs

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! There is a great sign up special on until the 16th of March, 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 17th March 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Fun Fold cards using products from the 2021-2022 annual and the January – June mini catalogues, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Symbols Of Fortune Mini Album

In my blog on Tuesday night (early hours of Wednesday morning) I shared a mini envelope made using envelopes. (if you missed that post you can see it here). In that post I said that I would have video instructions on the weekend. I have just finished an online event where I demonstrated the project. The one on Tuesday was made using the Friendly Hello bundle, this one uses Symbols Of Fortune.. This is a quarterly event which I share with about 15 other international demonstrators. We demonstrate 4 different bundles at this event. If you place an order with me, I will invite you to the group. My product this time was Symbols Of Fortune.

The Measurements for this project are as follows:
Mat for envelope back 3 pieces 15.7 x 10.9cm / 5 1/2 x 4 1/8″
DSP for envelope back 3 pieces 15.2 x 10.4cm / 5 1/4 x 3 7/8″
Mat for envelope front 3 pieces 15.7 x 9.0cm / 5 1/2 x 3 3/8″
DSP for envelope front 3 pieces 15.2 x 8.5cm / 5 1/4 x 3 1/8″
Inserts 3 pieces 15.5x 10.5cm / 5 x 4″DSP for inserts 15.0 x 2.5cm / 5 3/4 x 1″
Mat for flap 2 pieces 15.2 x 4.5cm / 5 1/2 x 2″
DSP for flap 2 pieces 14.7 x 3.5cm / 5 1/4 x 1 1/2″
In addition you will need 3 envelopes

Here is the video demonstration of how to make the album

Product List

If you love the Symbols Of Fortune Suite, you will want to join our Stamp Camp on the 29th April. Click here to order your suite.

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! 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Hello Friend Mini Album using Envelopes

Thank you for joining us for a Technique Tuesday blog hop. The theme for this hop is to share an envelope technique, tip or hack. I have a mini album to share with you. It is made using 3 envelopes. Here is a photo of the album all closed up.

The next photo is of it opened

My final photo is of the envelope inserts where you can add your photos or some messages. Remember the inserts are double sided, so there is lots of room to add your personal touches.

I CASE-d this idea from Laurence Mirman, a French demonstrator. She has a video for the project, but it is in French and unfortunately I don’t speak French (and she doesn’t give written measurements)! You can see her video here. I am going to be demonstrating this project on the weekend, so pop back on Sunday, and I will share the video (in English) and the measurements.

Be sure to hop around to everyone else and see what envelope wonders they have to share with us.

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! 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! 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 the Artfully Composed Suite from the January – June mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 11

It is hard to believe that next week will be Christmas! We have been in lockdown for so long, that it feels like the year has barely started. I have spent so much time at home, I feel like I haven’t done very much this year. Hopefully next year will have no lockdowns and life can start up again!

I am sure that by now, most of your Christmas gifts, cards and projects are organised. However, there are always the last minute things that need to be done, or the gift that you forgot to buy and now need to arrange.

If you have the Ombre Gift bags on hand, they make the perfect wrapping for a small item. A couple of weeks ago I participated in a customer only event with 15 other international demonstrators. The theme for this event was quick gift wrapping. I showed how to adapt the bags so that instead of a flat bag that is good for a card or gift card, you can use it to package a 3d item.

If you are one of my customers and are not part of Global SU Share Fair Facebook page, please let me know and I will send you an invitation. Below is the replay of my video. The other ladies in the group had fantastic gift wrapping ideas so it is worth checking out all the videos.

Product List
Bone Folder
[102300]
$12.00

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 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday 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 to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Gift Packaging

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 “Gift Packaging”. Whether you are still wrapping your Christmas presents, or giving a birthday or just because present, I am sure that you will find inspiration here.

This project was inspired by Debbie Blake, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Western Australia. All that you need to make this is a square piece of DSP (this one uses Beauty of the Earth DSP) and a library clip. To make it, all you need to do is fold your paper!

If you use Christmas paper, you can tie a ribbon through the library clip and it can double up as a Christmas tree ornament. These are photos showing the top and bottom of the bag

Here is a quick video which will explain how to fold the paper

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 <== You are here
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Terri Stewart
Joy Nelson 
Maureen Rauchfuss

Product List
Bone Folder
[102300]
$12.00

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 19th January 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of birthday 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 to help you get started on making your birthday cards for the coming year. Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Final Thank You for The Year

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.

As we draw towards the end of the year, I always get obsessed with mini calendars! If you place an order with me this month, I will send you one of these to say thank you for your order as well as a tutorial bundle. The details about the bundle are at the bottom of this post.

The base is designed so that it can stand on a desk. You could also stick a magnet behind it and have it hanging on your fridge.

If you happen to have a supply of mini calendars and would like to send some out to your friends, her is a quick video of how to make them.

I hope that my card has inspired you. 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 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.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 10

I recently took part in a Facebook event which was focused on Christmas projects. My project is a gift box which is filled with tags and notelets. It uses the Whimsy & Wonder suite which is retiring. The stamps and dies are still available, but unfortunately the DSP is sold out. You can use any DSP that you have on hand to make up the project. It does take a bit of time to complete the project, but the results are worth the effort. I have given a few boxes as gifts and the recipients have been super excited to receive them.

Here is a Facebook live video to make the box

Here is the video to make the tags and notelets to go inside the box

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 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.

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 9

Can you believe that 3 weeks today will be Christmas? Where has this year gone?
I participated in an online event for Black Saturday. In that event, I demonstrated a card with a gift box that fits into the top of the card. For today’s post, I have made this project in Christmas colours.

You could use this to put a small gift into the box or instead of the Christmas greeting, why not put a name on it, and use them as place cards for Christmas lunch or dinner? A small gift or some chocolate in the box, and everyone is happy!

The video below is the unedited Facebook live from the event. It shows the project made using the Artistic Impressions suite, but change up the greeting and the DSP and make it fit whatever occasion you like. (Anyone getting engaged? A diamond ring in the box would definitely get you a yes!)

Product List
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 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.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 7

Last year when we were in our first lockdown, the company that i work for send us a lovely surprise – a gift hamper that came in a beautiful tin. As soon as I saw the tin, I knew that I wanted to recreate it in paper.

I did an online event for Black Friday, and demonstrated my gift box based on that tin at that event. The Facebook live of that presentation is below. Poinsettia petals is still available, and (as you might have noticed) one of my favourite sets! If you package a gift in this box, the box will bring as much delight to the recipient as what is inside it!

I am participating in a Black Friday event again this year. It will however be Saturday in Asutalia when I present. It seems that Black Friday has become a whole long weekend. Friday is followed by Social Saturday (perfect for crafting) and then Cyber Monday. If you are a customer and are not part of the November Woo Hoo Weekend Facebook group, please contact me and I will send you an invitation.

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.