Counting Sheep Fun Fold Card

Did you mange to catch my Facebook live yesterday morning? If you didn’t, here is the card that I made. It is a super cute card using the Counting Sheep stamp set and coordinating Sheep dies. These are only available until the end of September while stocks last. You can’t buy them, but can redeem them as a Sale-A-Bration item with an order of $180.00. If you want these get them while they are still in stock. You can shop at my online store now to get your set.

Here is the replay of the live.

I do a live most Sunday mornings at 10:00. You are welcome to join me for these crafting catch ups. Click here to view my Facebook page

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.

CASE-d Card Using Summer Shadows dies

I haven’t played along with the weekly CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge for a while.. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. There are so may lovely cards in this catalogue (and so many options to choose your free rewards) that it was a difficult choice. The card that I chose is the square on on the bottom of page 13. Below is the card that I CASE-d:

I don’t often make square cards, so I changed it into a standard size. I used the Shaded Summer stamp and the matching Sale-A-Bration Summer Shadows dies

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder Stamp camp, you can find the details here.

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.

Beauty Of Tomorrow Fall Card

Thank you for joining us for the August Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Fall Days Are Coming”, and features products from the new mini catalogue. If you regularly follow my blog, you will know that my blog hop last week was a Summer Dream theme (if you missed it, you can click here to see my cute sheep card), and today we are on to the next season! This is part of the fun of being involved in a international group of talented people – we are all experiencing different seasons and (don’t get me started) time zones!!

Most of the products in this card are from the new July-December mini catalogue. The bundle that I have used is called Beauty of Tomorrow. The flowers are stamped (and then fussy cut) from the Quiet Meadow stamp set in the annual catalogue. The big leaf in the background is cut out of the Gold Shimmer vellum and the ribbon is Cherry Cobbler and Gold 1/2″ ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Be sure to hop around and see what everyone has created.

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Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

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 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 bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Make It Sparkle!

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Make It Sparkle!”. This is totally the theme for me. My motto in crafting is “Sparkle makes everything better!”

I used the Color & Contour bundle and mixed Wink of Stella with my re-inkers for super sparkle.

Here is a really quick video to show you how to do this

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & given you some ideas of how to add sparkle to you day (and cards). You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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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 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 bundle.

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Colours with Color & Contour

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Let your colours shine”. The whole focus is on colour, which gives us a wide open space to play in!

I have chosen to use Pale Papaya (my favourite 2021-2023 In Colour), and I have put it with Cajun Craze. When I was looking at the In Colours, I held the Pale Papaya and Cajun Craze together and decided that it was a colour match made in heaven – my perfect pair!

I have done two different cards using the flower stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set. The background pieces were cut out using the Scalloped Contours dies. (Remember you can get the stamp set and dies as a bundle at a 10% discount.

On both cards I inked up my stamp in Pale Papaya and then used a sponge dauber to dab Cajun Craze onto the stamp.

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & given you some colour inspiration. You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

CASE-d Card using Forever Blossoms

I am playing along with this weeks CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge again. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue from page 60 to 67. The card that I chose is the square on on the bottom of page 60. Below is the card that I CASE-d

For my card I used the Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies. The DSP is Hand-Penned and (soon to be retired) Hydrangea Hill.

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 July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday

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 “Happy Birthday”. These are the cards that are most commonly sent out.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

This is another set of cards which is easy to make in pairs as the DSP and embossed piece are cut into two and shared between the cards. I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than dies to do the images. (The three C’s – cookies, coffee and chocolate. What more do you need to make your birthday happy?).
I cut a piece of Pattern Party DSP (this is the paper that can only be purchased using host rewards) and a piece of Misty Moonlight 14.4cm x 8cm / 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. I ran the Misty Moonlight through the embossing machine with the Animal Print embossing folder.
With the two pieces of paper directly on top of each other, I lined up my die from the Basic Borders dies just in from the right edge and ran both pieces through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The DSP is thin, so my machine didn’t have any problem cutting through two layers.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what she has created to share with us.

If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held  <== You are here    
Sue Boerner  
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Quinn

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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 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Pansy Bear

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. Of course this month we are all very excited about the new catalogue, so our theme for this hop is “Anything Goes!”

A few years ago I went through a stage where I made teddy bears. That means that we have lots of handmade bears around the house, and have lots of love for teddy bears. When I showed my husband a picture of a pansy, he saw a bear’s body in the centre (once you see it, you can’t unsee it!). I had to try to make his vision become reality! He is very happy with the way this card came out. The teddy bear next to the card is one that I made years ago (her name is Blossom!) and she also seems to love this card.
Here is a close up of the bear in the pansy.

For this card I used the Pansy Patch bundle, Pansy Petals DSP and 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. I used the Messages die to cut out the sentiment. The face was done using white craft ink and a toothpick.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a fun and creative weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms.! Be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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Messages Die
[154422]
$59.00

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. there is an incredible joining offer available at the moment.

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.

Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop – Part 2

Thank you for joining us for today’s blog hop. Today, I am joining a number of talented Stampin ‘ Up! demonstrators from around the world. For this hop, we are featuring Butterfly Brilliance collection, which is a pre-order item that will be available in the new annual catalogue. Unfortunately, the Butterfly Bijou DSP has sold out, but you can still make beautiful cards with the stamp and dies. If you don’t know what all the hype is about, you can watch my unboxing video here.

For this card, I have used tone-on-tone stamping butterflies, but I put the Basic White layer over the Petal Pink card base when I stamped. You can download a copy of the tutorial to make this card using the link below.

You are currently on Tracy Held’s blog – see the link below mine for the next blog in the hop.

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
[154289]
$13.00

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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