OnStage is a Stampin’ Up! convention where we see new products and get inspired with new techniques. It’s very exciting! And it’s also so very fun to see demonstrators we’ve met at previous events. And we also trade cards (or just card fronts) and other projects and those are called Swaps. I’m using these as my “Swaps” for OnStage Local in San Diego. I thought it would be fun to have the dragonfly fluttering in front of these dreamy and serene backgrounds. I think you would enjoy making this card too.
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I thought Special Reason was just another stamp set with flowers until I saw what it can do, especially when combined with the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits. Wowser! You really just have to watch the video. You will want these products as much as I did!
I totally fell for this stamp set as soon as I saw the catalog. What’s not to love? I was so excited I posted this sample as soon as I got my pre-order. I just couldn’t wait. It was one of the first cards I shared with my stamping group. I also loved the Watercolor Pencils. I literally cheered out loud when I saw them.
I absolutely love this stamp set! You can’t buy it, but you can get it freewith a $50 order between now and March 31, 2017. It’s Sale-a-Bration! Whoo-hoo!
I was going to make this card with my monthly group, but decided against it. We need to do a project for Valentine’s Day instead.
I think this card would be great to invite a friend over, to cheer someone up, wish them happy birthday, or to say Congratulations. I’m not sure I love the colors in this card, but I do love the chick dancing behind the chicken wire! I had seen the chicken wire on Pinterest, and after unsuccessful searches, I finally realized how it was done. It’s the new Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder! I used it “off label” with Stazon ink on Window Sheet so my chick would stay behind the wire. I also wanted my chick to stay upright in this shaker card. I think you’ll have to watch the video to see how that’s done. 🙂
Then I want you to send me pictures of your chicken dance card.
I mentioned in the video a clever hint to tie a ribbon around the roll of Glue Dots. I couldn’t remember who shared that tip. Karen and Judy both reminded me it was Connie Stewart. I love Connie’s videos and tips. I’m so glad to be able to give her credit.
This elegant tag and band will dress up any bottle. You might decorate your party tables. Or perhaps you could add this tag to a gift of wine, olive oil, or wine vinegar, or really anything that comes in a bottle. You can fill a wide mouth bottle with small gifts. It would make a lovely hostess gift. And you can change the colors to match the holiday or event theme.
We all get inspiration from things we see. There are just a few projects I've shown that are CASEd (Copied and Shared Everything). Most of my cards come from a technique I've seen many places and I've made it my own in some way.
I post photos and directions so you can get inspiration. It's OK to copy them for personal use, but hopefully you will make it your own in some way. If you copy my ideas exactly, please give me credit for it. Do not sell any of my directions or organizing tools.