Paper Crafting Blog Hop – January 2024

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! This month’s theme is “Sale-A-Bration” or as I like to call it – the happiest time of the year as it translates into free fun products!

The Sale-A-Bration stamp set that I have chosen is the Watercolor Watermelon stamp set. My first thought was do I need watermelons? Then I started playing with the stamp set….
This card also uses the Heartfelt Hellos stamp set for the sentiment

When I made this card, I remembered the Raindrops embossing folder and thought that would look like watermelon pips in the background. I saw that Sabrina Kowalski (a French demonstrator that I unfortunately couldn’t find a blog or Facebook group for) had posted a picture where she used the stamp set to make a pizza. I had to give that a try:

Do you prefer the watermelon or the pizza alternative?
Be sure to hop all the way around and see what other Sale-A-Bration products have been showcased. Please leave comments for us – we love getting feedback about our work!

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds January 2024

Welcome to our first 2024 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 month’s tutorial bundle show cases the Notes Of Nature bundle from the Nature’s Sweetness suite. We are hosting our Stamp Camp on the 10th – 11th February. To see how you can join the Stamp Camp click here. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and designed a slim line card (my first one ever!) to present at the Stamp Camp. This is the card that I am going to be demonstrating:

It opens up like this:

There is still time to join the Stamp Camp. Simply click here and place your order for the Stamp Camp products (please use the host code V6QERAH6 and don’t forget to redeem a Sale-A-Bration item at the checkout). I will send you the tutorial bundle, card stock to make all the cards in the tutorial and an invitation to the Stamp camp Facebook page. Please use the host code at the side of my blog when you place your order. For full details of what is included in the Stamp Camp, click here.

This is a sneak peek of the projects included 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 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.

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

Meet our fabulous design team:

Sweet Treats Blog Hop – Cake fancy

We have a delicious blog hop for you today – the theme is Sweet Treats. During my first look through the new mini catalogue, I know that I had to have the Cake Fancy stamp set. I participated in a virtual catalogue launch and used that stamp set. This is the card I presented:

I’m not sure if I saw it somewhere or if I came up with a new idea, but this is the inside of the card. I love the look of it, so I will be using it often for my future cards!

You can watch the video of my presentation below

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00. As an added bonus this month, if you buy the Cake Fancy Stamp set and the Everyday Details dies you can redeem the Flight And Airy DSP as a free Sale-A-Bration item.

Hop around and see what sweet treats everyone else has to share with us.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Stampin’ Dreams – Bee Mine Valentine

Thank you for joining us for another Stampin Dreams blog hop. The theme for today’s hop is “Love Is In The Air”I am loving the cuteness of the Be My Valentine stamp set,

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00. As an added bonus this month, if you buy the Bee My Valentine bundle and the Bee Mine DSP you will be able to redeem a level 1 Sale-A=Bration item.

Hop around to get some love from everyone else

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

International Crafters Video Hop – Flight & Airy

Thank you for joining us for our monthly Internationals Crafters Video Hop. Each month we will have a video (my YouTube link is below) and the description in the video will have a link to the next video in the hop. The theme for this month’s hop is “Sale-A-Bration”

Sale-A-Bration is the happiest time of the year – you get to redeem gorgeous products without having to pay for them! My card uses two of the Sale-A-Bration offerings – Flight & Airy DSP and Heartfelt Hellos. If you love this DSP and would like more ideas for using it, click here for information of how to sign up for the Everyday Details Stamp Camp.
Watch the video below for instructions to make the cards.

You will find the link to the next video in the description. Once you have watched my video, hop around and see all the other cards that are made from the mini catalogue products.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Layered Florals On Vellum

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.

As soon as I opened the Layered Florals embossing folder I knew that I had to use it to emboss vellum.

I love the final card. The best thing is that you can use your favourite colour card base, and change the look of the card.

If you like my card, please click on the button below to vote for me.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Everyday Details Stamp Camp

It is so easy to join, purchase your products and get all the rest!

The Aussie Crafting Collective will be holding another virtual stamp camp.
This will be on the 3rd of February. This one is a little bit different to the previous ones, as we are having a Sale-A-Bration special.

If you live in Australia, click here to order your products. You will purchase the Everyday Details bundle, and a pack of Iridescent Foil Gems (the total cost is $105.75 plus postage).
On checkout, redeem the Flight & Airy DSP as your free Sale-A-Bration item (or substitute one of the other DSP options). Please use host code XCWCK4YV when you check out.

I will send you an invitation to a private Facebook group where we will demonstrate the projects. You will also receive a PDF with full written instructions and a kit comprising the cardstock and trim to make the 9 projects.

If you live overseas, you are also welcome to join. Please send me an email. I will send you an invoice for $22 (the cost of the tutorial) and the invitation to the group. You can order the products in your market and craft along.

You will also need inks, Stampin’ Blends, adhesives and general crafting supplies.

I’m looking forward to spending some crafty time with you

New Catalogue Blog Hop

We are all very excited that the new catalogue has launched! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Trusty Tools bundle (and the coordinating Sale-A=Bration DSP). When I showed the stamp set to my husband, he said “you could use that to make a baby card!” This wasn’t a thought that had entered my head, but I loved the idea so I ran with it.

I did use a couple of additional cards to convert this bundle into a baby card.
You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00

Hop around and see what everyone else is loving in the new catalogue

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Nature’s Sweetness Stamp Camp

The new mini catalogue has launched! The Creativity Abounds team have been very busy planning our next Stamp Camp. This is happening on the 10th – 11th February in an exclusive Facebook group.

Joining the Stamp Camp is easy. Click here to go to my online store to order your products.. Please add the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout. This will place the order for the Note’s Of Nature bundle, Nature’s Sweetness DSP, Gold Faux Leather trim and Adhesive-Backed Cork Rounds. You will also need general stamping consumables – ink. adhesive. stamping tools. Don’t forget to redeem a Sale-A-Bration item before you check out.
I will post the kit containing the card stock to make all the projects in the tutorial bundle and send an invitation to an exclusive Facebook group. The tutorial bundle (which will have video links included for all the projects) will be uploaded to the Facebook group for you to download.

At the event, we will each demonstrate a bonus project using the suite. You get 26 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. You can see all the projects that we will be making at the event in the blog hop that goes live on the 18th January

This is a double bundle suite – please be aware that we are only using the Notes Of Nature bundle. If you want at add the second bundle,you can order the complete suite here.

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 set of products.. I’ll get you kit into the post closer to the date of the Stamp Camp.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Let’s Craft Together – Notes Of Nature

Thank you for joining us for this month’s Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a group of
multi-cultural Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Each month one of us sets a challenge that we use for the blog hop. This month’s challenge is Picture Inspiration and was set by Nancy Hoetker. This is our picture for inspiration.

I stepped completely out of my comfort zone for this one. I am usually quite rigid in my thinking, but this card uses leaves in non traditional colours!

All the products are from the new January – April mini catalogue which goes live from today. My tutorial group (Creativity Abounds) will be running a Stamp Camp in February with this bundle and some of the other products in the suite. If you would like to join that Stamp Camp, click here for more information.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It always amazes me how we all have the same starting point, and come up with completely different projects. Hop around and see how everyone else has interpreted this challenge.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Triple Diamond card. This fold does take a bit of effort, but isn’t too complicated to make. Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

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 your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! There is a Sale-A-Bration special joining offer until the end of February. You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product PLUS the fantastic glass mat and accessories (or an additional $51 of products instead of the mat)
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 20th March will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Fun Folds. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month: