Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Party Time!!

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Thank you for joining us for the November 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Party Time!” As we approach the end of the year, I think that everybody is ready to party- either to celebrate the end of 2021 or to welcome in 2022. The last 2 years have been hard, and we are all hoping that 2022 is going to be getting back to a new normal.

I have made a Z-fold card using the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and Love you More Than dies with the Rainbow Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is cut from the (soon to be retired) Black Glitter Paper and Word Wishes dies

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 Party Times they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects. From all of us on the Stampin’ Creative team, we wish you a safe and happy New Years’ Eve and everything of the best for 2022.

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – In The Moment with Simply Marbleous DSP

Welcome to the December 2021 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Our theme this month is “My Favourite Stampin’ Up! product”. I find it very difficult to narrow it down to my favourite product. I think it depends on my mood, the day and what type pf project I am working on.
At the moment, I am loving new stuff. Today my cards will be giving you a sneak peek of a new stamp set, a new Sale-A-Bration offering and some new embellishments – they come together to make my favourite (for the moment) cards!

In The Moment stamp set has 3 different images – the one I have used for my cards, a lady looking out of the window holding a coffee cup and the third one is a lady relaxing on a bed with her dog reading a book. The sentiments offer words of encouragement. This is a lovely stamp set to send a card to a friend.

The DSP is called Simply Marbleous, and you will definitely want to chose that as a
Sale-A-Bration reward. The pack has pink, blue, green, yellow, purple and green sheets in it. One side has a soft marble look and the other is a darker shade with lots of swirls.

Stamp the lady into your circle. Stamp another one onto a post it note and cut it out. Cover the image on the circle with the post it note and colour over ith with Balmy Blue and a blending brush. Stamp the image onto your DSP and cut out the dress. Be sure to cut the bottom of the dress longer so that it will come down to the bottom of the circle. I used the grey and yellow DSP for the hats, but you could use the same colour as the dress. Stick the DSP onto your image on the circle and colour the rest of it with your Stampin’ blends,

For this card I cut two strips at 1.0cm (3/8″) and one strip 1.5cm (3/4″).

For the second card i decided to layer the design onto a Blushing Bride card base. I cut my DSP 9.5cm x 9.5cm (3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″) and then cut it from corner to corner to make 2 triangles. The finishing bling is the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Gems.

I hope that you are having some down time from work, and looking through your new catalogues and writing up your wish list. 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.

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.

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.

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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! 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.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Days To Remember birthday card

Welcome to our October 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! This tutorial bundle uses a range of products from both the Annual catalogue and the August – December 2021 mini catalogue. The theme for this tutorial bundle is “Birthdays”. This tutorial bundle combined with this blog hop will give you a good start on your birthday cards for next year. 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. My card uses the Days To Remember stamp set and you card is personalised for your recipient’s special day. I am also giving you a sneak peek of the Simply Marbleous DSP which is available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption available from 4th January. Have a look at the embellishments – they are the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels which are available in the January – June 2022 mini catalogue.

Below is a video with the instructions to make this card. In this video I explain how to use the number stamp to line it up with your days of the week

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:

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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

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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

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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 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.

Blue New Year!

Thank you for joining us for the November Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Blue”. Projects feature monochromatic projects in different shades of blue.

As soon as I saw the new Simply Marbelous DSP which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items which is redeemable from 3rd January, I knew that I wanted to use it to make a starburst card.

This paper is beautiful and comes in shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, purple and grey. The alternate pieces are the Ombre Specialty Paper.

The video below is one I did using the ombre paper from an earlier Sale-A-Bration, but you will be able to see the technique.

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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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! 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.

Free Shipping Day!

Tomorrow is going to be a great day! There are two reasons for this – firstly, it is my husband’s birthday! To celebrate his birthday (and the second reason) Stampin’ Up! has made the 8th December a free shipping day! (To be honest, it was probably pure coincidence that it falls on his birthday, but it sounds good if I tie the two day together!)

Orders of $45 and above will get free shipping. If there is anything on your wish lost from the retiring mini catalogue, tomorrow is the day to place your order. Anyone wanting to know what to get you for Christmas? Let me know what is on your list and tell them to contact me – a win/win situation. They get free shipping and you get the craft supplies that you NEED!

You can place your order directly at my online store or contact me and I will place the order for you. If your order is under $250 please use the host code VH7NQRFY (or click on the block on the side of my blog)

All orders will also receive a copy of the November tutorial bundle which is gift packaging ideas. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle.

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.

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!)

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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 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.