May 2012 I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator when our stamping group was looking for a new demonstrator to attend a monthly stamping class with. With a full-time job I knew this would be a challenge, but my love of paper crafting and the idea of making some extra money to help pay for my supplies made me say yes! In July 2013 when I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, one of things I remember was watching everyone walk across the stage for a variety of accomplishments, while I do my best for sales and recruiting, one the the items I knew was attainable for me would be my 5 year anniversary. Fast forward to November 2017, while the name of the event is now called OnStage, I knew the group with anniversaries (5-10-15-20 etc.) from April 2017 – October 2017 would get to be recognized and walk the stage – I just had to go! Below is a picture of me walking across the stage. It was so exciting to look out and see my fellow demonstrators clapping and cheering!
For my scrapbook page, I used colors from the Onstage backdrop, the Crafting Forever stamp set from the current Annual catalog and new 2018 Occasions Petal Palette Bundle (stamp set and matching Petals & More Thinlits Dies. The scissors and pot of brushes where stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with new Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut with paper snips to add a little dimensional to the page. I love using the Large Letter & Number Framelits for projects, the heart is from the Support Ribbon Framelits.
Below is one of the cards for an organized swap I participated in while at OnStage November 2017. Both the card and note pad holder (with pen with matching paper) feature products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite – Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding. The card also features Embossing Paste (colored and with glitter added), Decorative mask and Glear Faceted Gems. Leaves are from Painted Harvest and punched out with the matching Leaf Punch. In November at my stamping class I gave away a few of the note pad holders and the ladies are making them for holiday gifts this year for teachers and people they work with.
Next is a card and 3D Diaper fold Candy holder featuring products from the new 2018 Occasions Suite Petal Passion. This includes Petal Passion stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Petal Passion Embellishments, Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. To finish out the supplies is Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry card stock and Stampin’ Blends. I even colored some of the flowers on the candy holder for added interest. As a demonstrator attending Onstage I was able to pre-order this suite in November, before other demonstrators in December and before the catalog goes live in January 2018 – one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, getting to purchase and play with the products early.
In our weekly demonstrator updates, there was a notice where they are looking for demonstrators to provide samples of new products for the next Onstage in April 2018. You are asked to put a post together with three cards, 2 3D items and scrapbook page. Thought since I’ve enjoyed this past Onstage I would give this a try. You have already seen 2 cards, 2 3-D items and my scrapbook page. While the card below is not related to Onstage or a new product release, it is one of the favorite Christmas cards I made this year. I thought this would be the perfect third card.
The card features Santa & Greeting from Cookie Cutter Christmas, trees from Card Front Builder Thinlits, Hearth & Home Thinlits, Wood Texture and Merry Music Designer Series Paper. I’ve made a few of these for our friends with kids.
Hope you enjoyed these projects, wish me luck for April 2018.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try papercrafting.
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