Diagonal Easel Fold Kits In The Mail

The new annual catalogue goes live today!! Do you have your wish list ready? I have been working with 11 other demonstrators, and we have started a new collaboration which will start this month. Each month we are creating a new fun fold tutorial. The tutorial has instructions to make the card, and examples of 12 different versions of that card.

I am going to make up kits which can be purchased (in Australia) for $12 per month (including postage). Each kit will contain the card stock and embellishments to make 2 cards. You will also get the PDF of the tutorial and a link to an unlisted video demonstrating how to make up your kit.

The tutorial this month is for a diagonal easel card.

The cards this month are all featuring pansies. The kit contains the card stock and DSP for 2 cards. There are 8 pansies and 6 leaves (assorted colours) and a strip of iridescent rhinestones. I used the Pansy patch stamp set (you can use any sentiments that you have on hand). If you want to make more of these cards you can stamp the pansies and cut them out with the coordinating Pansy dies. You will need ink pads, Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhesive to complete the cards. Click here to order these products from my online store. You can add additional items to the cart or remove ones that you already have on hand. Please remember to use the host code on the side when you place your order. The products can be ordered directly from Stampin’ Up!, but the order for the kit needs to be placed directly with me. Please send me an email at TraceOfCreativity@outlook.com to place your order.

If you live don’t love in Australia and you would like to purchase a kit, feel free to shoot me an email and I will put you onto one of the demonstrators in your market. Please be aware that the cards in the kit won’t be the same, but the tutorial will.

I am looking forward to sharing these amazing tutorials with you.

Let’s Set sail faux Step Card

On Thursday I told you that I would have instructions for the faux step card over the weekend. On Saturday I participated in the bi-monthly Global SU Share Fair and this was the card that I presented. These are the measurements for this card:

Below is the replay of my presentation

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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! 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

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Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Let’s Set Sail

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Thank you for joining us for this Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Masculine Makes” We all seem to find masculine cards a bit more challenging. There are so many beautiful floral stamp sets, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to making feminine cards, but we battle to make cards for the men in our lives. Fortunately, there are some lovely masculines stamp sets that are available at the moment. One of my favourites is Let’s Set Sail. As an added bonus, you can bundle it with the Sailboat Builder punch.

This is a faux step card and look like this from the side

I have had a crazy couple of weeks, so things aren’t as up to date as I would like them to be. Check back here on Sunday, and I will have instructions on how to make this card posted.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Below is the list of all the hop participants. Be sure to visit them all to see what they have created. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects

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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! 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

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Easter Blog Hop

A couple of weeks ago Genna Gifford from The Stamper’s Mess invited me over to peruse the new catalogue. (If you haven’t heard of Genna, visit her Facebook page here to see her awesome work.) She asked if I wanted to make a card, and of course the answer is never no! We made this cute Easter card which is the perfect project for today’s blog hop.

This uses the Easter Friends stamp set and (soon to be retired) Pattern Party DSP. The image is stamped onto fluid watercolor paper and coloured with ink and water painters. Although it look brown, the bunny uses Gray Granite and Basic Gray ink. The surprise comes when you open the card – it is a gate fold!

Wishing everyone a happy Easter and a relaxing and safe long weekend. Here is the lost so that you can hop around and see what everyone else has created.

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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! 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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adapted to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Wildlife Wonder Angled Gate Fold Card

As I promised in my blog post last Thursday, I made the angled gate fold card during my Facebook live on Sunday. If you missed the original post, you can see it here. (The card shown in that post is slightly different to this one).

I had a bit of a drama during the live when i couldn’t find the DSP for my focal point. I have uploaded the replay (with the oopsie in it, so if you don’t want to watch me making a mess, feel free to fast forward that bit!). This is what the card looks like as it is opening:

Here is the video

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Grove Dies
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$68.00

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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adapted to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

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Pansy Petals Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for the April Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Flowers” The northern hemisphere is moving into warmer weathers and will have flowers in bloom, and in the southern hemisphere we are heading for cooler weather and the flowers on cards that don’t die will be keeping our spirits up.

Pansy Petals is one of the bundles that will be carrying over to the new catalogue, but the DSP will not. One of the fun features of this DSP is that the images on it co-ordinate with the Pansy dies. This is one of the projects that I did for the Bundle Bonus collaboration. If you would like to know more about this, you can find the details here. The card has a surprise inside.

Here is the video that was part of the Bundle Bonus

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

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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! 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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adapted to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Wildlife Wonder Angled Gate Fold

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Thank you for joining us for this Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Fun Folds”. I LOVE fun fold cards. They are usually fairly easy to make, but have that WOW factor. We never discuss what we are doing for this hop, so it is going to be interesting to see if we get any duplicate folds. The card that I have chosen is an angled gate fold:

I used the Wildlife Wonder stamp set for all my stamping. The trees on the Layered Circle is cut with the Grove dies. The DSP is Beauty Of The Earth which will be retiring at the end of April. This DSP is a perfect fit for this stamp set, so if you want some of it, be sure to place your order before it is all gone! This is how the card looks as it opens:

Join me for my Facebook live at 10:00 on Sunday and I’ll show you how I made it. (If you haven’t already found my Facebook page you can click here)
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Below is the list of all the hop participants. Be sure to visit them all to see what they have created. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Grove Dies
[157844]
$68.00

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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adated to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Let’s Set Sail Z-Fold

If you couldn’t join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning, this is the card that you missed. Once again, I couldn’t stay away from the New Horizons DSP. I’ll try use something else this week, but no promises! This is a Z-fold card and it open like this:

Although they aren’t shown together in the catalogue, New Horizons DSP is the perfect background to the Let’s Set Sail stamp set. You will need (want) the coordinating Sailboat Builder punch. Remember if you buy them as a bundle, you save 10%

I used a different sheet of the DSP for the live. Now I can’t decide which colour scheme I prefer!

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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! 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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adapted to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle

Grassy Grove Fun Fold

Did you manage to watch my Facebook live yesterday? I demonstrated a fun fold card using the Grassy Grove bundle. I told you in my blog post on Thursday that I would be doing this in my live. You can see the original post here. I used a different sheet of the DSP when I did my live. This is the card that I made.

Do you love Facebook lives and are you looking for inspiration? If so this is for you!

Global SU Share fair is a collaboration of international demonstrators. It is an exclusive customer group and every second month we have an event where we each do a Facebook live. We also each use a different stamp set or bundle. There are usually 16 presenters, so you get 16 different projects and you can mix and match the designs and stamp sets to get even more! The April event will be a celebration of our 2 year anniversary. For me, this was a BIG plus that came out of the pandemic. If you are one of my customers who isn’t in the group, please let me know and I’ll send you an invitation. As a bonus for our birthday, invite a friend who loves crafting! Let me know their email address and I’ll send them an invitation too.

Here is the replay of my live:

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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! 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 April 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Spring themed 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. These cards can easily be adated to make a Mother’s Day card (and possibly get you into the position of favourite child!) Below is a sneak peek of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Flowering Tulips Explosion Card

Welcome to our February 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 your creativity.

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 both the Annual catalogue and the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. The theme for this tutorial bundle is “Spring” (If you are in the southern hemisphere you might want to think of it as farewell to summer!) This tutorial bundle combined with this blog hop will give you instructions to make a wide variety of fun cards. If you are thinking ahead, they could be adapted (by changing the sentiments) to beautiful Mother’s Day cards. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the tutorial bundle:

To offer additional inspiration, we have all created an extra project to share with you in this hop. If you get the tutorial bundle and hop around our blogs, you will have ideas for 26 different floral/spring cards!! My card looks a bit plain on the outside:

The excitement happens when you open it up…..

Here are the measurements for this card:

I used a different colour combination for my video:

Here is the link to the video which has all the instructions to make 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.

Here is a peek of my card that is in this tutorial bundle

Meet the design team: