At OnStage we also swap with other fellow demos and I decided to use a couple of kits that I had from previous classes. I used the Tropical Chic stamp set. I love the colours that I’ve used. Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Call Me Clover and a touch of pink with Rococo Rose. I have always loved pink and green together which is probably why I love this card so much.
The below photo is my work in progress. I love taking these types of photos as it shows the all the creativity that goes into making the cards.
This past weekend we have had out local Onstage event and our Stampers Anonymous team are doing a Swap. A Swap is where we make a set number of the same card for swap it with the others participating. There are 28 people participating this year which is fabulous. I really don’t mind making the same of the one type of card. I think that is the Administrator in me.
I chose to create a fancy fold card but it is a simple fancy fold. I used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set and the Woven Threads Designer Paper. I’ve used the In Colors as the card base and a coordinating colour for stamping.
At our Onstage Local event this year we swap cards or 3D items so that we can get inspired to be more creative with the products that we have on hand. Its also a great way to get some samples to show our customers when we don’t own a stamp set or set of dies that someone else does.
My swap this year was using the Wishing You Well stamp set using the wreath and ribbon. I hand cut out the ribbon and used the stamparatus to line up the wreath and the “Season’s Greeting” in the middle of the wreath. I must say the Stamparatus has come in very handy in so many different projects. If you don’t already have this tool you really need to buy one.
These cards are fairly simple to stamp and assemble, but I do love the simple cards. I like to create simple cards so that if someone wants to duplicate the card they can fairly easily with the products that I list below.
This week is Stampin’ Up!’s Onstage events around the world. The Live event is in Orlando Florida but I am going to a local event in Melbourne.
This year I am participating in a Team Swap. We’re all making 25 cards and swapping them with those that wanted to participate. We will meet during lunch time on Saturday and swap and hopefully get a team photo with all our team shirts on.
Here is the swap that I made. I love how it turned out. I used the Stamparatus to get the baubles all lined up and added some sparkle from a spritz bottle. I used Bermuda Bay card stock for the base and ink and added in some Coastal Cabana Card & Basic Black card. Before I stuck everything down I punched out the tailored Tag punch from the Coastal Cabana twice. This is a great way to save on some costs as no one will see where you punched out. I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White and layered them and popped them up on dimensionals.
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As OnStage was on the Gold Coast this year we needed to travel and find accommodation. I booked some accommodation for 4 and had 3 amazing fellow demos staying with me including one of my fabulous downlines.
There is a new Tool in Town and its called the Stamparatus! It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
This is a fantastic tool unlike any other on the market. The features of the Stamparatus are
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price–$85.00 AUD
You can reserve your very own Stamparatus by clicking on this link and then following these instructions if you need a little more help. This Reservation window opens on 17th November from 8am. There is only a limited number of the product that can be reserved in each window so be quick if you want yours as early as possible.