Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Cottage Rose

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Thank you for joining us for this month’s Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Simple Stamping”. The definition of simple stamping is to use stamps, inks and paper only. Many of us (me included) can;’t get away from adding some embellishments or ribbon to our cards. I decided to limit myself to one stamp set and one colour of ink and paper. this is the end result:

I did need to restrain myself as I really wanted to add some embellishments! However, this stamp is so pretty that it really doesn’t need anything extra. As always, I stamped the inside of the card to match and it does have a matching envelope.

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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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! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

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

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Hues Of Happiness Stamp Camp

Our next Stamp Camp is going to be using the Hues Of Happiness suite. You can see this suite on page 108 of the annual catalogue. The stamp camp will be taking place on the
23rd – 24th July.
The way that it works is that you purchase the Hues Of Happiness suite and an a roll of the Silver Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon. Click here to go to my online store to order your products (please use the host code on the side). I will email the tutorial bundle to you (which will have video links included for all the projects), the card stock to make all the projects in the tutorial bundle and an invitation to an exclusive Facebook group.

We will have a blog hop which goes live on the 14th July, which features bonus projects using the suite. All the projects from the blog hop will be shared at the event. You get 28 projects (13 in the tutorial and 13 bonus ones from the blog hop) with video instructions or Facebook live demonstrations and lifetime access to the event page.

In the suite you get the Happiness Abounds stamp set, Blossoming Happiness dies,Hues Of Happiness designer Series Paper and Glossy Dots Assortment.
What isn’t included in the Stamp camp is ink pads, adhesives, cutting tools, the Cut and Emboss machine and the card stock for the projects that are not included in the tutorial bundle. Please contact me if you need any additional information about these items or details of the stamp camp. You can send me an email to traceofcreativity@outlook.com or a message through my Facebook page.

I hope that you will join us. The ladies in this group are extremely talented, and the people who joined our previous Stamp Camps have LOVED them! Click here to order your suite remember to use the host code on the side of my blog). I’ll get you kit into the post ASAP after I receive notification of the order.

If you order before the 16th June, you will also receive this month’s tutorial which features 2022-2024 In Color projects. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the In Color tutorial bundle:

This is my card in the bundle

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Vintage Tools

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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 “Masculine”. Many of us find it difficult to make masculine cards. Stampin’ Up!® has come to our rescue in the new catalogue – there are a number of masculine sets that will help you to make these cards. (You may find that there are so many masculine options that you don’t know which one to use first!

You may be starting your hop here, or you may have landed from Joy Nelson’s blog. Did you love her project?

My husband was really excited when he saw the Vintage Tools stamp set in the catalogue, so of course I had to order it for him! I stamped the tools onto Smokey Slate card stock, coloured the handles in using my Blends and then fussy cut them. The DSP is Sun Prints and the background texture was made with the Stripes and Splatters 3D embossing folder

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

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Shirley Merker
Julia Mazur
Annette McMillan
Joy Nelson
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Krissi Hannahs

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$19.25

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! Up until the end of May there is an additional sign up bonus: In addition to the starter kit you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Card stock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic opportunity. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 16th June 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colours and uses a variety of stamp sets. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the month’s bundle:

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

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Sending Smiles in 2022-2024 In Colors

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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 your creativity.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! This tutorial bundle showcases the 2022-2024 In Colors and we use a variety of products with the colours. In this blog hop we each offer a bonus project which compliments the tutorial bundle. I have chosen Sending Smiles to use for my card.

The torn out of a notebook look on the edge of the Basic White layer was made using the Blossoming Happiness dies (keep checking back, next week I will be giving details for the July Stamp Camp which uses the Hues Of Happiness suite). The colours aren’t showing up very well in the photo, but my bow is actually a double two tone bow using the Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon.

Here is a sneak peek of all the projects in the tutorial bundle:

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. Don’t forget the special joining offer this month – you pay $169 and get to choose $235 worth of products. In addition to this you’ll also receive FREE 2022–2024 In Color products, including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color A4 Cardstock, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That’s an additional $116.50 value of products just for joining the team! If you have been thinking of joining up, this is a fantastic offer. I would love to welcome you to my team. Click here to join me.

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

May Thank You Cards – Sentimental Swirls

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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.

If you place an order with me during May, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

Did you realise that the the elements in Sentimental Swirls coordinate with Flowers Of Friendship stamp and the Flowers and leaves punch?

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.

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Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
[145058]
$15.50

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. 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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Hues Of Happiness for World Ovarian Cancer Day

Thank you for joining us for the May Blogging Friends hop. This month we are showing our support for World Ovarian Cancer Day – which is on the 8th May. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the female cancers. This isn’t one type of cancer, but is the umbrella term for 30 different types of cancers. The colour for ovarian cancer is teal. Translating teal into Stampin’ Up! colours, I have used Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

I used the Happiness Abounds bundle to do the stamping and the dies in the bundle to cut out the flowers from the Hues Of Happiness DSP (one of the best features of this suite is that the dies cut out the flowers in the DSP. For the centre panel. I applied Coastal Cabana ink to the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. The Coastal Cabana foil sheet is no longer available, it was from the pack that was part of the Waves Of Inspiration pre-order.

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 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. 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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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.

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Teacup Dies
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$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

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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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Heat Tool
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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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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

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! 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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