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.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop June 2020 – Hand-Drawn Blooms

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 new Hand- Drawn Blooms stamp set. Although it looks like it needs a lot of colouring (not my favourite technique), when I looked at the floral image, it was shouting heat embossing at me.

After embossing the image in the alternate corners, the other corners were looking a bit bare, so I used some tone on tone stamping to fill in the gaps

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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Celebrate Sunflowers Thank you card

Thank you for visiting today as I join Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world in playing along with our friend Kylie’s International Blog Highlights to share cards that show appreciation.  
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 or project.

I have made this card using the beautiful Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. The adhesive sheets make it so easy to adhere the fine line images to the larger background image

If you like this card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below. Keep spreading happiness by sending cards to anyone who touches your life. A handmade card in the post box brings joy to the worst day

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Gilded Gems
[152478]
$12.25

Celebrate Sunflowers Online Card Class

Join me for a Zoom card class on Sunday 21 June at 2:00pm.
If you can’t make the Zoom but would like to participate in the class, I will send you tutorials to make the cards.

Option 1 – $100

  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set
  • Calypso Coral blend pack
  • Old Olive blend pack
  • Crumb Cake blend pack
  • Memento ink pad
    Upgrade to Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle – $135

Option 2 – $100

  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set
  • Calypso Coral ink pad
  • Old Olive ink pad
  • Crumb cake ink pad
  • StazOn ink pad
    Upgrade to Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle – $135

Additional information

  • Class is included when you purchase a bundle.  The kit with the card stock for making the cards will be posted to you and you will receive an email with a Zoom link to join the class.
  • You may swap the Calypso Coral for another colour if you wish.
  • If you are using option 2, you will also need blender pens or aqua painters.
  • Ink pads or blends can be exchanged for different colours if you already have these.
  • Memento or StazOn ink pads can be substituted for products of equal value if you already have these.
  • If you want to attend the Zoom class, please contact me by Friday 12th June to allow time for your order to arrive
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Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Celebrate Sunflowers for Colour INKspiration

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, 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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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you satisfy your stamping needs. Please feel free to contact me. If you would like some retail therapy, visit my online store
If you are a stampaholic and would like to join my team, I would be extremely happy to have a chat with you

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