Thank you SO much for stopping by our NC Demos monthly Blog Hop!  We are so glad you are here!  Did you get a chance to see what Amanda Howard is sharing this month?  If not, be sure to hop all the way around and check it out!  I know it is great!

It’s Summer and time to be outside! So, this month we are using all the fantastic Stampin’ Up! products to celebrate the Great Outdoors!

Our project could be celebrate anything from the beach to the mountains, flowers to trees and ANYTHING in between! We just had to be sure to use stamp sets, punches, dies, create a project with an outdoor theme.


My Terrific Techies hostess club have been working on a cute calendar project this year and I decided I would share the September page we made this month..  It was inspired by a picture my friend, Cherilyn, shared with me during their recent visit to Raleigh.  Her family enjoyed a day at the Dor0thea Dix Park while the sunflowers were blooming.  It was just a bright and cheerful picture and I wanted to share that with my Techies group.

This was one of the more simple pages we have created and once you prep everything it goes together very quickly.

The measurements for this page are:

  • Old Olive 3 3/4 x 5
  • Basic Black 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Frayed Ribbon 4 inches
  • Baker’s Twine 10 inches

I just used a scrap of Basic White to die cut out the sunflower and Preadolescent Specialty to cut the sprigs.

I started by cutting my cardstock, ribbon and twine.

I then embossed the Old Olive cardstock using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder.

Next, I die cut my sunflower and the sprigs.

I used template method to stamp the sunflower in Memento ink and then colored it using Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blends.

I attached the ribbon and baker’s twine to my sunflower using Tear & Tape.

Now it was time to put it all together! I decided where everything was going to go on my page and then attached the sprigs using Glue Dots.

Next, I attached my mini calendar to the Basic Black square using just a touch of Multipurpose Glue and then added this piece to the Old Olive base using Dimensionals.

Finally I attached my sunflower using Dimensionls.

If you are interested in getting some of these little calendars to use with your own projects please contact me.  I can print and mail them to you at a very affordable price.  I can also create custom sizes for ANY of your projects.

Thank you for letting me share my project with you.  I hope it has inspired you to get outside, or in this current hot weather at least look outside, and find inspiration for your own projects!  If you have questions or need help ordering any of the products I have shared please contact me. I would love to assist you!

Don’t forget that we are in the middle of Sale-A-Bration!  When you place your qualifying order between now and August 31st you will receive FREE goodies!  Check it out on my Online Store!


I am all done, but hope you will hop on over with me to see the fantastic post Frances Wagner is sharing this month.  I have known Frances for years and her projects always inspire me!

Until next time, Stay Safe & Crafty!

July Blog Hoppers:
Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Amanda Howard
Tracie Evans Langley
Frances Wagner
Tonya Bowers




Product List

Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)


Sunflowers Dies


Fern 3 D Embossing Folder


Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


Silicone Craft Sheet


Grid Paper




Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pearlescent Specialty Paper


White 3/4" (1.9 Cm) Frayed Ribbon


Baker's Twine Essentials Pack


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Tear & Tape Adhesive

NC Demos July 2022 Blog Hop – Let’s Celebrate the Great Outdoors!

9 thoughts on “NC Demos July 2022 Blog Hop – Let’s Celebrate the Great Outdoors!

    • July 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Tina!

  • July 31, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Tracie, I love your calendar. I think I have some of those frames. I might try it. Such a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • July 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Frances! I can’t wait to see what you make!

    • July 31, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Amanda!

  • July 31, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Love this, Tracie! Sunflowers are one of my favs

    • July 31, 2022 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you, Toni! I loved making this project.


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