Masculine Card

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Father’s Day or masculine cards. In Australia, Father’s Day is in September. I have kept my card more of a card for dad for any day (birthday or just because he is great) rather than specifically for Father’s Day.

I decided to do something a bit different and cut the card into a pennant shape. I have used the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the cogs from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. The cogs were cut using the champagne foil paper. This set is carrying over to the new catalogue, but it won’t be available as a bundle, so if you would like to purchase it at the 10% bundle discount you need to put in your order ASAP.

These are the products that I used in this card. The DSP is the soon to be retired Best Route paper.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog and see what she has created. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held <== You are here

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandy Ward

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Beautiful Promenade Mother’s Day Card

Welcome to our monthly Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which demonstrators from around the world share their latest projects. This month’s theme is ‘Mother’s Day or Girl cards’. If you have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog, did you enjoy her project?

My card uses the beautiful Petal Promenade stamp set and matching dies. I stamped the outline of the flower in Gorgeous Grape, and the inside in Highland Heather. The leaves are in Old Olive. The ones on the oval were stamped onto vellum and then cut out with the dies. Be sure to give lots of time for the ink to dry on the vellum, otherwise the ink will smudge.

The ‘happy’ is cut out using the Well Written Framelits dies and the ovals with the Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals dies.

These are the products that I used for this card

Here are a couple of different colour options


Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog and see what she has created. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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

Sue McDonald

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandra Roberts

Katie Johnson

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Eclipse Frame Birthday Card

As usual, I hope you enjoy our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop, in which fellow demonstrators from around the world share their latest impressive projects. This month’s theme is ‘Happy Birthday’. If you have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog, I am sure that her project was inspiring, as always!

The card that I have chosen this month is an eclipse frame card. I have used two different stamp sets in this card.

The first is Painted Seasons, which is one of the Distinktive stamp sets, so all the shading happens in a single stamp. This is only available until the end of March as your free Sale-A-Bration item if you spend AU$180. It comes as a bundle with the Painted Seasons DSP. The images in this set are beautiful and I’ll be sorry when it is no longer available.

The second set is Humming Along. This is my stamp set of choice at the moment for a birthday sentiment.

To make the card, start by stamping the sentiment in the middle of the page, then stamp your flowers and leaves around it. These flowers look lovely in any colour. For this card, I used Highland Heather and Grapefruit Grove for the flowers, and Garden Green for the leaves.

Next, choose a Rectangular Stitched framelit that fits around the greeting and use a larger one to make the frame to your chosen width.

Stick your thin outer edge piece onto the card base, then put a foam adhesive strip along the inner and outer edges of the frame and stick it onto the card base inside the outer edge piece.

Stick the rectangle with the sentiment on it inside the corresponding rectangle in the middle of the card. (This is stuck flat onto the card base so that only the frame is raised.)

Below is a picture of the products I used to make the card.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog and see what she has created. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <- You are here!
Sue Boerner
Anastasia Radloff
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Sandy Ward 
Sue McDonald
Elizabeth Green

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Pick a Colour…

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Sale-a-Bration 2019 products. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating, so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has a fabulous project to share!

I found myself marvelling at the peculiarities of human nature (specifically my own, but I’m sure everyone will be able to identify.) I was looking at the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterflies DSP, filled with gorgeous colours, but none of them were ‘talking’ to me. So how do you get DSP in a colour that appeals to you? Well, take one of the black-and-white designs and colour it yourself.

This enables you to have your DSP in whatever colour appeals to you on the day. I used the colours that match the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack, except for the green, which is Call Me Clover.

Did you notice the new punch that I used on these cards? This is part of a limited edition set of products that will be available from the 1st to the 31st March. Be sure not to miss out on these.

Below are the products that I used for these cards.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog and see the fun project she designed.

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

Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <– You are here!
Sue Boerner
Darla Roberts
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Karie Beglau
Elizabeth Green
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward 

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team for the best benefits! Contact me for more information.

Sale-A-Bration: Lasting Lily

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators’ Blog Hop, this month featuring Sale-A-Bration items, brought to you by fellow demonstrators from all over the world. You may have landed here from Shirley Merker’s blog.

I am always looking at everyday items that will give me inspiration to make a card. It can be a colour combination on a dress in a shop window, the design on a coffee cup, or in this case, something in my garden!

While it is winter in the northern hemisphere, in Australia we are enjoying the warm weather of summer. I have a bed of lilies at my front door that bloom from the beginning of December. They flower one at a time in a variety of colours, so every few days, a new beautiful flower greets me as I enter or exit my front door – it always makes me smile!

One particular lily started out a creamy colour with dark pink edges when it first appeared, and then as it matured, the colour changed, ending up a lighter pink.

Perfect inspiration for a card, and the Lasting Lily was the stamp set that I needed! This set has lilies, leaves and stems and a selection of useful and meaningful sentiments. These are the three cards I made that reflect the different stages of my lily.

Below are the products that I used to create these cards.

I hope my cards inspire you to use this stamp set.

Click on the next button to see what Sue Boerner has created for us.

All these supplies can be purchased through my online store.

The Lasting Lily is one of the sets available through Sale-A-Bration. You can choose this as a free item if you spend $180 before shipping.
If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with any Stampin’ Up! products that you would like to purchase.

Sale-A-Bration: Botanical Butterfly

My lovely friend Shirley has offered to do a mini blog hop with me to help me get the technicalities correct before we do the big hop on Thursday (Hop goes live in the early hours of the morning, Australian Eastern Standard Time). We are doing a test run of linking our posts, so this hop is just two stops. These projects are easy, quick and fun, so you can spend a little time in your stamp room recreating them.

This card uses the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP and the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack, both of which are current Sale-A-Bration items. The coloured butterflies are punched out of the DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch from the new Occasions Catalogue. It is really convenient that the punch will cut out the butterflies on the DSP instead of having to fussy cut. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

Click on the button below to hop over to the USA to see what Shirley has created for us.

Ferrero Rocher Gift Box and Card

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators’ Blog Hop featuring gift packaging. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating, so we have a wide variety of fun projects to share with you! You may have landed here from Sue Boerner’s blog – I am sure that you enjoyed her project!

As for my project, I have made a gift box that holds three Ferrero Rocher chocolates, but it also has a pouch attached that holds a small card.

A few of these gift boxes are great to have on hand to give to anyone who needs a little token of appreciation, thanks, or just a boost that only chocolate can provide. I have given them to colleagues in my office and they all loved them!

Click on the link below to download the instructions for this project. You can change the DSP to adapt it for any occasion.

I hope you enjoy making it, and thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to hop over to Ginger Rabesa’s blog to see what she designed.

Click to hop to next blog

If you get lost along the blog hop, these are the links you’ll need to get back on track.

Sandra Roberts
Shirley Merker
Katie Johnson
Sandy Ward
Melanie Coverston
Sue Boerner
Tracy Held —> (You are here!)
Ginger Rabesa

Have fun!