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.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Simply Elegant

Welcome to our June 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 Hand-Penned. This month we are showcasing the beautiful Hand-Penned suite. 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, here is my card.

This card features a pocket made out of the Simply Elegant DSP, and the card slides inside

I CASE-d the tag from my friend – Shirley Merker

Below is a video demonstrating how 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.

Meet the Design Team:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper Spotlight

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 “Designer Series Paper Spotlight”. This is a great time to stock up on your DSP, as selected paper is on sale at a 15% discount until the 2nd August. To see which paper is on sale, click here
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper makes pretty cards effortlessly! I haven’t seen a card that uses this paper that isn’t beautiful! The black spotted paper is from the Pattern Party DSP pack. This paper is only available as a hostess reward. If you would like to get a group of friends together for a workshop so that you can earn this paper, please feel free to contact me (It is a massive pack of paper, so it could be shared between a few people….)

As usual I decorated the inside of my card ( and a matching envelope). The flower on the front and the inside was stamped using the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set

Below is my video detailing how to make this card.

Click on the next button to hop over to Annette’s blog to see what awesome project she has 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
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Nancy Reynolds

Product List
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.

Hand-Penned DSP – VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the first day of each month.
This YouTube event follows on from our regular Global SU Share Fairs, created for our Stampin’ Up! Customers and shared through Facebook Live presentations in a Customer Facebook Group.
Today’s ‘VLOG Hop’ our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, are each sharing with you creative ways to use #PAPERSCRAPS. Make sure to hop round and visit all the participants, and diarise to check back again next month too.

Please remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to each Channel if you haven’t already and click on the ‘bell’ to be reminded when new content is shared. We really appreciate your feedback, so if you have time to leave us a comment, we would be very grateful. Thanks again for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back with us again next month.

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 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.

Simply Elegant Thank You

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.

This card uses the Elegantly Said stamp set and Simply Elegant Specialty DSP which are part of the Simply Elegant suite. (If you are looking for more inspiration with this suite, be sure the check out my Suite Of The Month series).

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.

I did this card (using different products) in my Facebook live a couple of weeks ago. 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 16th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 In Colours, 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.

Simply Elegant Flip Card

I am happy to be taking part in Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights again.
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 is what the card looks like when it is closed – fairly unassuming, but the WOW! comes in when it is opened.

I demonstrated this fun fold in the May 2021 Global SU Share fair. This is a customer group which is hosted by an international group of incredibly talented demonstrators. All of my customers are invited to the Facebook page and can participate in the event. The card I am demonstrating uses the Dressed To Impress stamp set and All Dressed Up dies, but the instructions for making the card are the same – just change the stamp set and DSP!

Measurements for this card are:
Card Base – 14.9x21cm / 81/2×51/2″
Z fold – 12.5x15cm / 41/2×6″
White: 2 pieces 12.1×4.6cm / 17/8×43/8″
1 piece 14.4x10cm / 4×51/4″
DSP: 3 pieces 14.4x10cm / 4×51/4″
1 piece 12.1×4.6cm / 17/8 x 43/8″

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.

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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 16th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 In Colours, 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.

Snail Mail Slimline Card

I have been wanting to have a go at making a slimline card for a while now. I saw one that was done by Sue Mohr, and it was so cute that I had to give it a go!!

This stamp set is part of the Snail Mail Suite which will be retiring at the end of June. If this suite is on your wish list, you need to order it ASAP, as once it is sold out it will no longer be available – the stamp set is not carrying over!

If you order this suite, I will also send you all the video links for the Snail Mail Suite of the Month,

You can watch the video for details to create the card below:

The measurements for this card are:
Card Base 20cm x 21cm / 7″ x 8.5″
DSP: 9.5cm x 20.5cm / 31/4″ x 81/4″
Top layer: 8.5cm x 19.5cm / 23/4″x 73/4″
Insert 9cm x 20cm / 3″ x 8″

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 June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, 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.

Blossoms in Bloom – VLOG Hop

Welcome back to our GLOBAL SU VLOG HOP, which we now plan to bring to you regularly on the last day of each month.
This YouTube event follows on from our regular Global SU Share Fairs, created for our Stampin’ Up! Customers and shared through Facebook Live presentations in a Customer Facebook Group.
Today’s ‘VLOG Hop’ has 9 Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, each CASE-ing projects shown in the New Annual Catalogue 2021-2022. A ‘CASE’ can be Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.

The card that I am CASE-ing is on page 20 of the 2021-2022 annual catalogue. You can watch my video below:

The measurements for the card are:
Card Base (Pale Papaya): 14.9cm x 21cm / 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
First layer (Basic White): 14.4cm x 10.0cm / 5 1/4″ x 4″
Insert (Basic White: 14.4cm x 10.0cm / 5 1/4″ x 4″

Please remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to each Channel if you haven’t already and click on the ‘bell’ to be reminded when new content is shared. We really appreciate your feedback, so if you have time to leave us a comment, we would be very grateful. Thanks again for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back with us again soon.

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 18th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, 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 – 2021-2023 In Colours with Pansy Patch

Welcome to our May 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 2021-2023 In Colours. This month we are showcasing the beautiful new in colours, with each of us using our choice of stamp set. 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 Pansy Patch bundle. Here is another idea using the same stamp set and the background is done on vellum using blends and isporopyl alcohol.

You can watch the video below to learn this technique.

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:

Product List
Genial Gems
[155500]
$14.00

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Layering Triangles

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 the men in our lives.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

A few months ago I made cards using layering circles and squares. If you missed that post, you can see it here. For today I decided to try the same thing, but using triangles. This card is really easy if you use the stitched triangles dies. The DSP in the background is from the Pattern Party pack which can be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards.

I tried using alternating colours on the triangles and with the colour running consecutively across the two. Which one do you prefer?

You can watch my video below to see how I made these cards

Click on the button below to hop over to Sues 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
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Nancy Reynolds
Julia Mazur
Sandy Ward

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.

Product List

Any orders placed by the 18th June 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the 2021-2023 in colours, 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.