Virtual Christmas Card Class

I was hoping that we were going to be able to get together for card classes, but with the current lockdown rules, I don’t think that is going to be an option any time soon.

Seeing as we are already in October and I don’t anticipate that we will be able to meet in person before the end of November, this would be a bit late to start making Christmas cards!

So, I am going to host an online class, either by Zoom, or using a different video conferencing app that I am currently investigating (details to follow).

I will post out the kits and you will get the materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  The kits will have all the card stock, designer series paper and die cuts required to complete your cards.

In addition, you will need to add sentiments using whatever stamp sets you have in your stash (contact me if you would like any new ones), ink to stamp the sentiments, and adhesives (glue and dimensionals).

The cost of the class will be $40 (including postage).  Once I have finished designing the cards, I will let you know what we are making.  One of them will definitely be a pinwheel tower card – you may have seen that these are the latest craze and they are fun to make with a wow factor!

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are going to participate to allow enough time for your kits to get to you (I am sure that you are aware that post is taking a bit longer at the moment).

If you need any supplies (stamp sets or consumables for the class), feel free to contact me and I will put in an order for you, or you can go to my online store and place the order yourself.

I hope that you will join me for a fun afternoon of crafting!  If you know anyone who would like to join us, please feel free to share this post with them.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 1

I find it difficult to believe that we are starting the last quarter of 2021. Even with all the lock downs and craziness which has felt like this year was a repeat of 2020, it seems to have zoomed past! in 12 weeks time, it will be Christmas again. This year I am doing a 12 week count down to Christmas. Every Saturday for the next 3 months, I will share a Christmas idea. There will be a selection of cards, tags, packaging and table decorations. If you want o play along with me, you will have a week to make the projects before the next one comes along

Last weekend we held our bi-monthly event – Global SU Share Fair. If you don’t know what this is, it is an event where I collaborate with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and we each do a Facebook live presentation. This month there were 14 presenters all using a different stamp set and providing heaps of inspiration. This was my project.

The measurements for this card are as follows:
Base 21cm x 14.9cm / 81/2″ x 5 1/2″
Arm 10.5 cm x 4.7cm / 41/4″ x 1 7/8″
Top rectangle 5cm / 2″
Insert 14.4cm c 10.0cm / 51/4″ x 4″
DSP (Insert) 14.4cm x 1.0cm / 5 1/4″ v 7/8″

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

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 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.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Saying Thanks with Sunflowers

Thank you for joining us for the September 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Sending Thanks”.

Last summer my neighbour had the most beautiful sunflowers growing in his front garden. Every time I walked past his house I stopped to admire them. He was outside one day when I walked past, and I told him how much happiness his sunflowers had brought to me. he said that he had some seeds from them, and he would let me have some, Last week I found an envelope full of sunflower seeds in my letter box! I have made a card that I gave to him (if you want to see it, hop over to my Facebook page, I did that as a live), but I can’t get sunflowers off my mind, so I decided to make another one!

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 summer dreams they have to share. We love hearing from you, so please leave us comments to let us know what you think about our projects.

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Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
[147273]
$15.50

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Pick a Season

Welcome to the September Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You may be starting at my blog or landed here from another one.
Out theme this month is “Pick A Season!”. Seasonal cards are always interesting. being in the southern hemisphere, our seasons are always the opposite to our friends in the northern hemisphere. The weather in Melbourne is “special”! We can have all 4 seasons in 10 minutes. We are supposed to be in Spring, but someone forget to tell the person who controls the weather, and our weather is still stuck in winter! Being the eternal optimist, I have chosen summer as my season.

This looks like the old favourite triple stamping, but it is actually stamped flat and then cut and layered. The layers are stepped which gives added depth to the card

The delicate dahlia stamp set will only be available until the end of September. If you want it (you will be sorry if you don’t have it in your collection) be sure to place your order and redeem it as your Sale-A-Bration reward.

If you would like to see how I made this card, join me at 10:00 on Sunday morning (26th September) on my Facebook page . If this time doesn’t suit you, you can always watch the replay afterwards.

I hope my card has inspired you to try some “summer stamping”. 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. You don’t want to miss any of them!

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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.

Shaded Summer Slide & Lock Card

Did you manage to join me for my Facebook live on Sunday morning? One of my friends challenged me to make a slide and lock card. I took up the challenge!! I used the
Sale-A-Bration Beautifully penned DSP. This is only available until 30 September, so be sure to place your order and redeem it as your free item if you still want some of this beautiful paper

For instructions about how to make this card, watch the replay of the live

There are lots of tips in this video of using the marker to stamp technique and how to get squares out of your rectangle dies. I usually do a live at 10:00am on a Sunday morning, so if you have the time please join me.

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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.

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 

Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

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 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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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

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.

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! 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.