Celebrate Sunflowers for Colour Inskpiration

I haven’t played along in a colour challenge for a while. When i saw these colours I couldn’t resist!

Anyone who knows me, knows that these are so totally my colours!! I have been playing with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and matching dies, and my new favourite split card technique, and this is the end result….

Who said that sunflowers have to be yellow?
I LOVE this colour combination, and I am going to be making a few more cards using these colours. If you decide to play along, please share your creations.

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Layering Circles Card Video Tutorial

As I promised yesterday, here is the video tutorial for the layered shapes cards. In this tutorial, I used die cuts for the sentiments. It is very unusual for me not to have any stamping on a card. Once you see how easy this is, you won’t be able to stop using this technique!

Layered Circles Masculine Card

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 “Thinking of you – Guys”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

One of my fellow Aussie demonstrators – Chloe Evans showed us a card that she had made using this technique. I had to give it a try, and thought it would work perfectly for this hop.
The sentiment is a sneak peek from the Forever Fern stamp set which is in the new catalogue. I used my layering circles and Well Written dies. These are retiring, so if you want them, you need to order soon.

To give different options, I tried the card with the layering squares too. Which one do you prefer?

I will do a video on how I made this card, so come back tomorrow for those instructions.
For now, lets hop over to Sue’s blog and see what she is sharing with us today.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Now is a great time to stock up on supplies and kits.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop May 2020 – Timeless Tulips

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.You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

I used the Timeless Tulips and punch with the Perennial Essence DSP and the Ornate Layers dies. I started with an embossed piece of card stock and DSP that were cut to size for the first layer of my card. Once I had die cut the centre piece, I could use the positive and negative of both pieces to make 2 cards
To get the shading on the tulips, I inked the stamp with Petal Pink, and then with a very light hand and Gorgeous Grape on a sponge dauber, lightly dabbed the edges of the stamp

I didn’t put a sentiment on the cards, because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted, and sometimes a card doesn’t need a sentiment!

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Animal Outing baby card

Even during these crazy times, there are still happy occasions happening. One of them is the birth of a new baby. This is a quick and easy card suing the cute rhino from the Animal Outing stamp set (soon to be retired)

I used some of the Come Sail Away DSP for the background and Swirly Frames to surround him. I couloured the bird in with the Pretty peacock blend.

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Covid-19 Product Give Back

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organisations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

The cost is US$12, which converts to about AU$19, and every cent goes to charities. When you purchase you can choose between The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund or split the payment evenly between the 2.

To start spreading sunshine and support COVID-19 efforts, click here

Scrappy Strips Technique

Have you tried the latest craze in paper crafting that Bruno Bertucci started? He has called it scrappy strips and once you start you won’t be able to stop.

You can use plain card stock, embossed card stock, DSP or a combination of these. I did these cards using the new Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.

I did the Terracotta Tile card as a Facebook live to demonstrate the technique. If you missed it, you can watch the replay

If you try this technique, please upload photos of your cards to my Facebook page and share your creations

You can find all the products for these card here

The Ornate Garden Suite is a new product that is going to be launched in the new catalogue. It is available as a pre-order until the end of May. Click on the picture below to go to my online store to purchase this suite.

If you purchase any of the products from this suite (although I don’t know how you will be able to choose) I will send you a copy of the Ornate Gardens mega bundle free. This is a collaboration of demonstrators from around the world and has 90 tutorials in it.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs. Visit my online store here

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Under My Umbrella

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 “Thinking of you – Girls”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

Many of us are using the Under My Umbrella bundle this month. With the difficult times that we are in at the moment, this stamp set seems to be designed for sending messages of love and friendship.

I started a project that I am calling my ‘card blitz’. I sent out a full sized card which I put a personal note into. Included in the envelope, was a matching note card. I told the recipient to send the note card to one of their friends that they wanted to reach out and touch.

This is the latest design in my card blitz. The frilly bit was cut out using the Ornate Layers Dies. I cut my Flirty Flamingo layer to size and then positioned the die in the centre. I used the piece that came out on the note card.


I hope that you will all join in my card blitz and keep sending cards. My favourite thing is a handmade card in the post box. This is a perfect way to spread happiness!

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what she has created for us

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Arlene Carter
Elizabeth Green
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan
Krissi Hannahs

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs. Now is a great time to stock up on supplies and kits.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Join us for an all day virtual event

Hope this post finds your kitchen well stocked, your sometimes workout routine now an every day routine and that you have an hour a day you have devoted to paper crafting.

If you are banking crafting hours because you are dusting, organizing and cooking, would you like to join me for a virtual Global SU Share Fair? (If you haven’t been banking your hours, you are going to want to bank them for the next week and a half so that you have a whole day set aside for crafting)
I have teamed with fellow demonstrators around the globe to bring Facebook Live video demonstrations into your stamp space over next weekend, April 25th. We start in Australia, head to the United Kingdom next, visit Canada and end in USA.

Demonstrators will share products you can gather from your stamp space prior to the event so you can create along with us. If you don’t have the exact supplies, gather similar items you do have. Then share what you created along with us in the group.

Most of the projects are going to use DSP (designer series paper), so you will get tons of inspiration, (and hopefully the courage) to start using the pile that you have stashed away!

Joining the Facebook Global SU Share Fair is by invitation only. So please contact me to receive your invitation. You will need to accept the invitation to join the group. You must have a Facebook account to join the group.

We are looking forward to sharing super awesome projects with you!
I look forward to spending virtual time with you and other like minded people. Don’t be shy, join us!!

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop April 2020 – Ornate Garden Suite

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.You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Have you seen the Ornate Garden suite that is coming in the new catalogue? I LOVE everything about this suite! The sentiments are lovely, the dies are beautiful and the DSP is amazing! Hence my project today is a set of cards.

I couldn’t decide which DSP to use so I went with the one side of each page. During social isolation I find that a great way to stay in contact is to send cards. Everyone loves getting happy mail in their post box and using your DSP is a quick and easy way to make lots of pretty cards to use to spread some love! We have a sneak peek of a new colour in this DSP, it is called Bumblebee. I have used Crushed Curry as a alternative for the moment

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

Product List