World Card Making Day Online Classes

I am sure that you have heard the buzz – the 2nd October is World card Making Day! We only get 1 day a year where we have a reason (obligation) to make cards. Unfortunately with the current lock down status in Melbourne, we won’t be able to create together. However, we cannot allow the day to pass us by unacknowledged!

The way that we can give the day the recognition that it deserves is to craft together virtually. Stampin’ Up! has given us the perfect solution – card kits!!

I am going to run 2 sessions on the 2nd of October. We will assemble the Paper Pumpkin kit at 10:00 and the Christmas Whimsy kit at 2:00. You are welcome to join me for one or for both sessions.

The Christmas Whimsy is an all inclusive kit and the only additional item that it needs is something to clean your stamps. This kit makes 8 standard size cards (4 cards of 2 different designs with some left over elements to make a few extras).

The Paper Pumpkin makes more general use cards. It is beautiful and co-ordinates with the Expressions in Ink suite in the annual catalogue. This one makes 6 standard size cards and 3 note cards (and also has some left overs). In addition to the kit, you will need an acrylic block to mount your stamps. If you get both kits, you can use the acrylic block from the Christmas Whimsy kit.

Here is my unboxing video so that you can see what come in the kits:

I would love you to join in. If you want to make both kits, but can only attend one time slot, please let me know. I can stay online for a while afterwards and you can make the second kit.

The cost of the Paper Pumpkin kit is $37 and the Christmas Whimsy is $33 (plus postage). Please contact me if you would like me to place an order for you. You can head over to my online store to place the order yourself. (Please use the button with the host code on the side to shop). As this is going to be a virtual event, you can join from anywhere in Australia. I would suggest that you place your order early so that it will get to you in time.

Please spread the word to all your friends, and let’s have a big online party to commemorate World Card Making day! Hoping to see you then

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Whimsy & Wonder

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 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 the August – December 2021 mini catalogue. The theme that we used here is “Anything but Christmas”. 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.

The WOW! of this card happens when you open it…..

If you would like to know how to make this card, place your order for the Whimsy & Wonder suite and you will be invited to join the Stamp Camp on Saturday during which we will demonstrate all the projects in this hop! You will also receive the tutorial bundle (with video instructions) and the card stock to make all the projects in the bundle. You won’t have your order in time for the Stamp Camp, but the good thing is you can go back and watch the presentations again whenever it suits you!

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 -Happy Birthday!

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 “Happy Birthday”. These are the most common type of cards that are sent out, and your day is always enhanced with a hand made birthday card.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. Did you love her birthday project?

This card is really simple but (in my opinion) really effective! I heat embossed the Hand Penned image and then cut it out with the coordinating Penned Flowers dies. The sentiment is from the Shaded Summer stamp set. That was also heat embossed and then fussy cut. The texture on the side is from the Meadow Moments embossing folder. Of course no card is complete without some bling, and that was provided by the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (a bit of a boring name for such a wow embellishment!)

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

If you get lost along the way, here is the participant complete list:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson 

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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 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.

Gold Embossed Delicate Dahlias – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Tech 4 Stampers blog hop. I am part of an amazing group of demonstrators from around the world who are part of a Tech Academy run by the amazing Louise Sims. Her Website School and Tech Academy helps Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators navigate their way around the world of websites and social media. Now many of us have our websites up and running, a blog hop seemed the next logical step. The theme for today’s hop is
Sale-A-Bration.

It has been such a treat having 2 rounds of Sale-A-Bration this year! One of my favourite offerings is the Delicate dahlias stamp set. It seems that whenever I sit down to make a card, it jumps into my hands and there is a new idea that I need to try!

I started with a piece of Simply Elegant DSP and using one of my blending brushes I coloured it with Rich Razzleberry ink. I heat embossed the dahlia and the leaves onto Rich Razzleberry card stock using gold embossing powder. I had to fussy cut the embossed images (not my favourite, but sometimes it is so worth the effort!). Don;t you love the sentiment? This is from the Sale-A-Bration host set – In Your Words. Remember that time is running out on this round of Sale-A-Bration. After the 30th September, these products will no longer be available. Be sure to get your order in so that you don’t miss out!

If you would like any information on how I made this card or how you can get your hands on the products, please feel free to give me a shout. Be sure to complete the hop and see what “fantabulistic” projects everyone else has created

Here is the blog hop line up:

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White Washed Delicate Dahlias

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 this month, I will send you one of these cards to say thank you! I have once again used the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. This is a level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward item, and it is my go to stamp at the moment. It is only available until the end of September while stocks last, so if you want it be sure to get your order in soon.

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.

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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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Counting Sheep Fun Fold Card

Did you mange to catch my Facebook live yesterday morning? If you didn’t, here is the card that I made. It is a super cute card using the Counting Sheep stamp set and coordinating Sheep dies. These are only available until the end of September while stocks last. You can’t buy them, but can redeem them as a Sale-A-Bration item with an order of $180.00. If you want these get them while they are still in stock. You can shop at my online store now to get your set.

Here is the replay of the live.

I do a live most Sunday mornings at 10:00. You are welcome to join me for these crafting catch ups. Click here to view my Facebook page

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

CASE-d card using Whimsy & Wonder

I am playing along with the weekly CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge again. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card from the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite in the
August – December mini Catalogue. Below is the card that I CASE-d:

I used the same layout, but made my card using the Whimsy & Wonder suite. Have you seen the Whimsy & Wonder suite? It is beautiful with non-traditional Christmas colours. If you love this suite and want lots of ideas to use it, it isn’t too late to join the Stamp Camp next weekend. You can find all the details here.

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder Stamp camp, you can find the details here.

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

September Suite Of The Month

If you don’t know what Suite of the month is, it is where we highlight One product suite ed each month. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! Much as we would like to buy everything in the catalogue, we also have to choose which are our favourite favourites, so the demonstrators can vary from month to month.

The next suite that we have chosen to show case in the Suite Of The Month series, is Tidings of Christmas. To purchase your suite from my online store, click here

Here is a sneak peek of the projects in this month’s bundle:

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the Wednesday 29th September 6:30-7:30pm, and Thursday 30th September 10:30-11:30am AEST.

I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Sui I will need some time to prepare your kit and post it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order as well so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. If your order stays under $250 (excluding shipping), please use the host code on the side when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. Links to my online store to order these products are embedded. The page numbers refer to pages in the 2021-2022 annual catalogue unless stated otherwise.

September – Tidings of Christmas, pg 88-89. Cute stockings and friendly greetings to start making your Christmas cards
October – Gingerbread and Peppermint, pg 8-9 of the August – December mini catalogue. Fun images and a beautiful pillow box for your small gifts to be hidden inside.
November – Pansy Petals, pg 28-29. Gorgeous pansies in pretty colours to lead us into summer.

These previous suites are still available with an order (although you won’t get the kit and Zoom social). Some of these these suites are all from the January – June mini catalogue and have retired.. The bundles have carried over to the annual catalogue, but the DSP is no longer available, so you will have to choose a substitute DSP

August – Beauty Of The Earth, page 10-11. Different tree images with vibrant earthy colours.
Hand-Penned, page 104-105. A whimsical collection in soft, pretty colours.
Simply Elegant, page 68-69. As the name suggests an elegant suite with (in my opinion) the best DSP in the catalogue!
Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes!
Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-19, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets! (The pearls and acetate sheets did carry over)
Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month.

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Blending and Embossing to Showcase Butterflies

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 made this card in my regular Facebook live on Sunday morning. If you missed it, here is the replay:

I loved the card so much that I had to try it with different stamps.

If you like this card, please vote for it by clicking the button below:

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder Stamp camp, you can find the details here.

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

CASE-d Card Using Summer Shadows dies

I haven’t played along with the weekly CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge for a while.. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. There are so may lovely cards in this catalogue (and so many options to choose your free rewards) that it was a difficult choice. The card that I chose is the square on on the bottom of page 13. Below is the card that I CASE-d:

I don’t often make square cards, so I changed it into a standard size. I used the Shaded Summer stamp and the matching Sale-A-Bration Summer Shadows dies

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If you would like to join us on the 25th September for a Whimsy and Wonder Stamp camp, you can find the details here.

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 September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 in Any orders placed by the 15th September 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features ta variety of non-Christmas projects from the August – December 2021 mini catalogue, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.