Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Tasteful Textures

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”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. I always love seeing what she has created to share with us!

I used a whole mixture if different stamp sets and accessories for this card. Most of these products are not together in the catalogue, but they all came to mind in my creative process. The flowers are from the Tasteful Textures stamp set, the greeting is from the Happiest of Birthdays set (appropriate for the theme), the embossing folder is Greenery which is part of the Forever Greenery suite.

The DSP is the In Good Taste which is part of the In Good Taste suite. When you first look at this DSP it is good for masculine cards. It is all wood and brick textures. By usine the ones that has some pink in them ans using small pieces, it manages to come out soft and feminine.

These are the supplies I used in my card

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.

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Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Darla Roberts
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Krissi Hannahs
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan
Cindi Pratt
Melissa Faust
Debbie McNeill

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.

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.

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!!

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Simple and Elegant with Flowering Foils

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. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

With all the craziness in the world at the moment, we all need something to brighten our day. My answer to spreading happiness is to send a card. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t get a warm fuzzy when a hand made card arrives in their post box. The most common reason for sending cards is birthdays.

We are nearing the end of Sale-A-Bration and are onto the second release. I have used the new Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and the So very Vellum Specialty DSP. I fussy cut the flowers from the DSP to stick onto my cards.

As the vellum comes in 3 gorgeous colours, and I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, I had to do cards using all of them! Which one is your favourite?

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

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Arlene Carter
Anastasia Radloff
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? Sale-a-bration is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Honey Bee Pinwheel

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! This month we are very excited to share ideas using products from the new mini and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You may have arrived from Shirley Merkers blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

If you follow Shirley’s blog. you will know that she has recently become a bee keeper. While I was making these cards, I was thinking about Shirley, so today’s blog is dedicated to her!

I used the beautiful Golden Honey DSP which coordinates perfectly with the Honey Bee bundle

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what fun products she has chosen to show to us.

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way, here is the full list of hops:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Krissi Hannah
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss

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.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Sale-a-bration is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop – October 2020



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.

Here is the project I am sharing with you today!

My husband came home with this key ring that he purchased for Remembrance Day last year. The first thought that went through my mind when I saw it was “I want to make a card like that”. I was so excited when the new mini catalogue came out and I saw the poppies on the cover!

I used both the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments bundles. I stamped the poppy with Versamark onto the background of the card and embossed the sentiment with Shimmer White embossing powder. If you are also inspired by this key ring, I would love to see what you create.

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

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Lovely Lily Pad

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! This month we are very excited to share ideas using products from the new mini and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You may have arrived from Shirley Merkers blog. She always has a fabulous project to show to us!

I am using 3 of the products from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. The first is the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. This is a reversible stamp set, so you use both sides of the stamp for your images. Coordinating with that is the Lily Pad Dies, and to complete the card the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what fun products she has chosen to show to us.

If you get lost along the way. here is the full list of hops:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
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.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Sale-a-bration is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

DSP Gift Bag

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 ‘Gift Wrapping’. You might have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Doesn’t she always have a gorgeous project to share with us?

My project is super easy, uses very few supplies, and with minimal effort, you have a gorgeous gift bag!

All that you need is a bit of card stock for the base and handles, half a sheet of DSP for the bag, some ribbon, scraps to make a tag, adhesive and something to score with.
Choose the DSP to suit your occasion and your gift is all wrapped.

Click here for the tutorial:

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see the holiday project she has created.

If you get lost along the hop, here is the full listing:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== You are here
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Katie Johnson
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.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Contact me for more information to join my team.

Gold Edged Christmas 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 ‘December Holidays’. You might have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. Wasn’t her project lovely?

The card that I have done today is quick and easy. I used the foil edged cards and envelopes for that gorgeous gold edge around the card, and dug into my DSP stash. If you want to make different variations, you can use the silver edged cards and any of the pretty Christmas DSP in the holiday catalogue.

Don’t forget to stamp the envelope and the inside of the card so that everything is matching.

These are the products that I used for this card

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see what holiday project she has created.

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held <== you are here
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Terri Stewart
Annette McMillan

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store
The supplies used in this project can be found 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? Stampin’ Up! Contact me for more information to join my team.