Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Whimsy & Wonder

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 “December Holidays”. As we have been in lockdown for so long, I feel like everyone is behind where we usually are on making Christmas cards. This one lets the DSP make the statement with a few fun elements added.

I love the Whimsy & Wonder suite. The Christmas trees are fun images and the DSP is amazing. I know lots of people who spent time during lockdown doing puzzles, so that skill comes into this card. I cut out four trees – two in Evening Evergreen and two in Soft Succulent. Place a strip of tear and tape down the back of the tree. Take the pieces from the Soft Succulent and place them into the Evening Evergreen tree and vice versa. I stuck one tree onto the inside of the card, and the last one onto the envelope.

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.

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Terri Stewart
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss

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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 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.

Sneak peek – Heart and Home Suite

I spent the weekend with a lovely group of ladies at a craft retreat in Rye for the Stampin’ Up! virtual convention. I had a fantastic weekend, and although I went in only knowing one of the demonstrators, I came home with 5 new friends.

That is what makes the Stampin’ Up! community so special. If you want to join this community, there is a fantastic signing up offer on at the moment.

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The usual $169 sign up fee is reduced to $130, and you can choose $235 worth of products for your starter kit. If you sign up today or tomorrow, you can get extra value because the product prices are further reduced for the seasonal sale! To join my team sign up here.

By now you have seen heaps of samples of the cards that we made during the convention playing with new products from the January – June 2022 mini catalogue. These are two that you haven’t seen. These are my alternative versions of the make ‘n takes.

The blue card uses the reverse side of the green DSP that you would have seen in the samples that have been posted. All the paper in this pack has a wood grain Basic Grey and White pattern on the reverse side. Don’t you love the little bees? There is a second bundle in this suite, which is on the top of my wish list! I am sure that you will want to add the suite to yours too!

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 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.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – Week 6

It is scary to think that we are at the half way point in this series, in 6 weeks time it will be Christmas!! I am away this week end at the Stampin’ Up! annual convention. It is a virtual event, but as we are out of lockdown a group of demonstrator friends decided to get together and spend some time during a virtual event together! Whenever we get together we make cards to swap with each other. I made my swap card (I’ll past it at then end) and then decided to do a Christmas version of the same card

I used the stitched triangles to make main design. The DSP and mat are cut using the same triangle and I carefully cut the DSP triangle just inside the stitched line. The poinsettia was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I put a strip of the same DSP on the bottom of the insert.

This is the card that I made for my swap. This once uses Blackberry Beauty DSP and the Dragonfly punch. I needed a masculine card, so I used the same design with Eden Garden DSP

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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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Delivering Cheer

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

Every alternate month I participate in an online event with 15 other international demonstrators, and we each do a Facebook love presentation. This is the card that I presented last weekend. I didn’t put a sentiment on the card, as I didn’t want anything taking attention away from my lady. I would either put a small sentiment on the front of the card, or stamp a thank you inside. If you would like to join this online event, place on order at my online store and i will send out an invitation to the event.
Below is a replay of the live.

Measurements:
Card Base (Evening Evergreen) 14.9x16cm / 5 1/2 x 6 1/2″. Score at 10.5cm / 4 1.2″
Silver specialty paper 14.1 x 10cm / 5 1/4 x 4″
Early Espresso 10 x 20cm / 4 x 8″
Basic White 9.5 x 9.5cm / 3 3/4 x 3 3/4″
Hand Penned DSP (Pale Papaya) 5.2 x 14.6cm and 9.5 x 1cm / 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 and 3 3/4 x 3/8″ (Green) 9.7 x 9.7 cm / 3 7/8 x 3 7/8″

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

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Daisy Punch
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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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5 with Tidings of Christmas

This week I am using the Tidings & Trimmings bundle and Tidings of Christmas DSP. This is another one of those cards where you have to make 2 together.

I cut my piece of DSP 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″) and then cut it in half on the diagonal. Now that you have 2 pieces of DSP, you have to make 2 cards. If the DSP is non-directional, you can make the cards identical. This piece doesn’t really have a specific direction, but some of the leaves didn’t look right upside down. That is why I used one piece in the bottom corner and one in the opposite top corner. You could also flip it over and use the reverse side of the DSP, but I liked this side.

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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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Toblerone Crackers

Thank you for joining us for the November Blogging Friends hop. The theme for this hop is “Last Minute Christmas or Boxing Day Gift Ideas”.

I love making these triangular crackers with a mini (50g) Toblerone inside them. I have seen them on special for $1 each at the supermarket this week, so it was time to stock up and start making crackers! You can get 3 crackers out of one 12″sheet of DSP, so this makes an inexpensive gift that brings lots of happiness (Everyone loves chocolate!)

Below is a short video which shows how easy they are to make.

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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Paper Snips
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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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Global SU Share Fair Blog Hop – Whimsy & Wonder (12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 4)

We have a super awesome group of demonstrators sharing their talents in our private Facebook group called the Global SU Share Fair. We broadcast about every other month with videos available on replay if you miss the live days. There are heaps demonstration videos available on replay, with the next live day on the 5th/6th November (depending on your time zone. Save the date! This group is an exclusive group for our customers. If you are a customer and are not part of the group, please ask for an invitation.

Today we are CASEing the January 2021 Share Fair projects, with a Christmas/holiday twist. We created a tutorial bundle with all of the fantastic ideas that were presented on that day. I had a really hard time deciding which idea to CASE, but after looking through the bundle numerous times, I decided to CASE Jacqui Lawrence’s accordion fold card. Here is her card (first photo) and my version of it.

The main components of the card are using the Whimsy & Wonder suite. The words are from the Floral Gallery dies and the sentiment is from Poinsettia Petals.

Click on the button below to hop over to Joy’s blog to see which tutorial she has chosen to CASE.

If you get lost along the way, here is the full blog hop listing:
Tracy Held <== You are here
Joy Nelson  
Shirley Merker
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Nancy Reynolds
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss

Product List

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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Blessings Of Home

Thank you for joining us for the October 2021 Stampin’ Creative blog hop. The theme for this month is “Nature’s Beauty”. This theme is wide open, but I have decided to give you a sneak peek of a suite, Heart & Home which will be in the new mini catalogue. This stamp set has a large floral image and a smaller bouquet.

I stamped the flowers onto vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. They were coloured in with my Stampin’ Blends and cut out with the coordinating dies. Below is the card with the large image.

The DSP is Heart and Hone which is part of the suit. The one side has coloured floral and leafy images, and the reverse side has different wood grain textures in grey and white. If you love these cards, add them to the top of your wish list to order in January when the new catalogue goes live!

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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Heat Tool
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$50.00

12 Weeks of Christmas – Poinsettia Petals

For this week’s card I have used the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia dies. I was so pleased that this carried over from last year, because it makes beautiful cards.

Sometimes cards start as a small idea in my head, and then take on a life of their own. I knew that I wanted to use the poinsettias, and I wanted non-traditional colours. (I seem to be leaning away from traditional Christmas colours this year). I was looking through the Ombre Specialty Paper (which is glittery and each sheets gives a gradient of the colour), and the purple caught my attention. You may never see another purple and white poinsettia, but it works for me. What do you think about this colouring?

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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 18th November 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features a variety of Christmas projects from the annual and August – December mini catalogue, and contains 13 different (and stunning) designs by 13 international demonstrators. This will give you some great ideas to get started on your Christmas cards. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop – Tidings Of Christmas

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 that we used here is “Christmas”. This tutorial bundle combined with this blog hop will give you a good start on your Christmas cards.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 project is a star shaped gift box. You could glue the sides down and add a loop and voila! you have a Christmas tree decoration!

Here is a video with the instructions how to make this box. You need very little in the way of supplies, it all comes together with cutting and scoring.

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: