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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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.

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One Sheet Wonder – Mosaic Mood DSP

While we are all in social isolation, the best thing to do is make cards. My friend Shirley Merker did a craft along FaceBook live. You can view it here

My first attempt was done with the Mosaic Moods DSP. A word of warning, once you start it is difficult to stop! I changed Shirley’s scrap map slightly to accommodate the A4 sized cards. I used the piece that she fussy cut to make an additional 2 cards. Here is the scrap map that I used

For the mats I used 4 pieces that were 3¾” x 3¾” (7cm x 7 cm) and 2 pieces 4″ x 3¾” (10cm x 7cm)

Once I had made these, I couldn’t stop and went and made another set using the Magnolia Lane DSP

Have fun making these cards and get cutting into that stash of DSP

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.

Make Over Monday – Dressed to Impress

I decided that I was going to go through my old Stampin’ Up! catalogues and find cards that were made with retired stamp sets and give them a makeover to use them with current sets.

This is a photo that I found in the 2013 annual catalogue that was made using the Dress Up stamp, and this is my re-make. I also decided to play along with a colour challenge which was using Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove.

Do you like my new and updated version of this card? I paper pieced the shoes using scraps of the Birthday Bonanza DSP

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I am going to try and make this a regular Monday feature, so pop back next week to see which stamp set has gotten a makeover

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.

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.