Stamping News

Stampin’ Up! Has announced a September special.  Each week there will be a range of different products on special.  Click here you can see what is on offer this week.  Please remember that there will be new specials every week, so I will post a weekly update this month to let you know what is on offer.  If you place an order and the total is below $250, please use the host code 2ZHGEDVT when you check out. Here are the specials for this week:

Perfect partners is a special which is also running for September.  This is what Stampin’ Up! Has to say about this:

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favourite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalogue.  
These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

Click here to see what is available

World card making Day is on the 1st October.  There are 2 offerings for that day

The first is a virtual retreat that I am participating in with my Global SU Share Fair collaborators.  The cost of this one will be $20.  You will get a card of embellishments as a gift, as well as the tutorial with the measurements to make all the projects and video links for instructions.  There will also be Zoom sessions that you can join to see live demonstrations of the cards.  Unfortunately, with this being international, some of the Zooms will be during the night, so we probably won’t be joining those, but you will have the videos to refer back to.  Each of us is using a different bundle. We will let you have details of what products will be used so that you can purchase them if you want to craft along, or use substitutes.  I will be using the Hues Of Happiness suite.  We are busy finalising the registration form, so I will publish the details as soon as they are available.

The second event on the day is a free Stampin’ Up virtual event.  They will be using a new bundle for this event.  It will be available in the new mini catalogue, but we can get it on preorder.  Click here to see the bundle (It is really very cute!!).  If you want to join this event click here to register.  If you want the bundle for this event, it will need to be posted directly to you so that you have it in time for the day.

I know that there is a lot of information in this email. But there is a lot happening at the moment.

Have a great week.

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 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Share It Sunday – Hippest Hippos

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share.

Sadly Sale-A-Bration will soon be ending. Today is my sister’s birthday and she LOVES the Hippest Hippos! I had a whole pile of cards so that everyone in the family could give one to her. Here all the hippo cards that I have been working on. The first two are the same but use different paper from the Sale-A-Bration Silver and Gold DSP.

The next 2 are also the same design, but use different colours and different little shapes from the Hippo dies:

The last one uses the 2022-2022 In Color Assortment DSP and the Basic Borders Dies

my sister was really excited with all her hippo cards. If you want this stamp set and matching dies be sure to place your order by 31st August.
Hop around and see what everyone else was doing over the weekend.

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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up by the end of August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – July-August Sale-A-Bration DSP

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 “Congratulations with a DSP spotlight”. There are so many different reasons to send a congratulations card – I have chosen one for a new home.

I used a number of the Sale-A-Bration items in this card. These are only available until the end of August, so if you want any of them be sure to get your order in and redeem them for free before they are gone for good! The circles are from the Rings Of Love DSP, the background is the Wonderful World DSP and the little flowers are from the Hippo dies. The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I fussy cut some of the houses from the DSP and used them to decorate the insert

If you want to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on my Facebook page.

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!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full hop list:
Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner
Julia Quinn
Joy Nelson 
Annette McMillan
Julia Mazur
Tracy Held <== YOU ARE HERE
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchuss
Krissi Hannahs

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Hippo Dies
[159928]
$0.00
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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up by the end of August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th September 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme of this month’s tutorial bundle is “Anything But Christmas”. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Splendid Thoughts

Welcome to our August 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! The theme of this tutorial bundle is “Anything but Christmas”. This leaves most of the catalogue to choose from. My tutorial card used the Season Of Chic bundle. For our blog hop, I am using the Splendid Day Suite.

I made this card in my Facebook live on Sunday. You can watch the replay below

Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this 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 see all the amazing projects that will be demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. 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 only available until the end of August – you pay $169 and get to choose $235 worth of products. In addition to this you’ll also receive a FREE planner and stamp set bundle! 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.

Meet the design team

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Opal Rounds
[154289]
$13.25

Abigail Rose Squash Card

On Saturday I participated in another Woo Hoo Weekend. This is a virtual event collaborating with demonstrators from Australia, The United States and The United Kingdom. We each have an hour block where we share tips, make a projects and have some interaction with the viewers. I was using the Abigail Rose suite and I made this fun squash card. Here is what it looks like open

Although it may look complicated, it is actually really easy to make. You can watch the replay of my presentation below

Here are the measurements for this card

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Heat Tool
[129056]
$53.00

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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th August 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

August Thank You Cards – Wonderful World

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 August, I will send you one of these cards as a thank you as well as a copy of the latest Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle.

Once again I used the Wonderful World DSP. This paper makes it so easy to make beautiful cards, and is only available until the end of August. You can redeem it as a level 2
Sale-A-Bration reward. Add the Go To Greetings stamp set and the Split Card Textures dies and your cards are made!

I hope that my cards have 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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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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Bottled happiness Vase Of Flowers

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.

I finally pulled out my Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes and Effervescent Elements and I LOVE the final result.

You can watch the replay of my Facebook live to see how I made this card below

These are the measurements to make this card

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

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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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Share It Sunday – Abigail Rose Suite Collection

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share.

Every Sunday I do a Facebook live at 10:00. You are welcome to join me and see what I am making. You can find my Facebook page here. This week’s card was really easy, bit really elegant! This is my sample card

I used different DSP for the card in my live

You can watch the replay of my live below:

If you would like to make this card, here are the measurements

Be sure to hop all the way around and see what everyone else has been up to this week.

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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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Bottled Happiness

Welcome to the July 2022 Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Each month there is a new Inspirational image and colour challenge, you can use either part to create your project. Either
INK – use the colour challenge to create a project unrelated to the image -{There will generally be 5 colours for the colour challenge you may use some or all colours plus Stampin’ Up! basics range (black, white, vanilla) or
INSPIRATION – use the image subject as inspiration for your project any way you can tie them together is fine. This is the beautiful image for this month:

Sometimes when I look at a colour challenge an idea just pops into my head. other times I write the colours down on my grid paper and look at them while I am stamping until I get an idea of how to use them. This was one of the times where I had the list written down and suddenly the colours said “wild flowers”

To get the different colours on the single stamp, I applied my Stampin’ Write Markers directly onto the stamp.

You are currently visiting Tracy Held at Trace Of Creativity in Australia. Please see the list below & hop through all of the other participants to see how they were inspired by the gorgeous picture.

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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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Hippest Hippo

Thank you for joining us for this month’s Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this is “Summer Sunshine”. Being in the southern hemisphere, we are freezing our little toes off, while our friends up north don’t know how to cope with the heat they are experiencing. It is so sad the we can’t send some cool air up to them, they can send some warm air to us and then everyone can be happy!!

Even though we don’t have much summer sunshine at the moment, I think my card definitely has a summery feel to it

If you don’t have the Hippest Hippos yet, you only have until the end of August to redeem them (free) as a Sale-A-Bration item and then they will be gone forever! I used all 3 hippos from the set on my car, the third one is hiding inside!

I am sure that the other ladies on the hop have some lovely sunny ideas to share with us, so be sure to hop all the way around.

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Hippo Dies
[159928]
$0.00

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! As a Sale-A-Bration special you will receive a gorgeous planner and stamp set if you sign up during July and August. Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th July 2022 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s tutorial bundle showcases the Hues Of Happiness suite. Here is a sneak peek of the projects in the bundle

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