I attended OnStage Live, a convention for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. This year celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary. It’s an opportunity to learn about new products and techniques and to celebrate achievements. We also “swap” cards and projects we’ve made with each other. There were people swapping basically any time people were not hurrying from one room to another. But there are also “organized swaps” where we sign up ahead of time to exchange where everyone gets a card from everyone else in the group. I had the honor of participating in an organized swap organized by Monica Davis. They were very talented demonstrators, so I was a bit intimidated. But I was very pleased with my project. This photo does not capture the dazzling shine of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper I used for the dragonfly or the Glossy Paper I used for the border. There’s some sparkle inside as well.

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And here’s a few highlights from the OnStage event.

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You could use the front of this card as a very quick and simple Christmas Card or you could use the fancy fold as I did. When you open the card, it opens up to a viewing window with lots of depth. It’s one of those “Wow!” cards that looks difficult, but it goes together quickly.

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One of my all time most popular YouTube videos is the treat bag below. I made these in 2015 and you can find the original post here. Shelli Gardner, the cofounder of  Stampin’ Up! had demonstrated a similar project. I CASE’d it, copied it, but made it my own.

Since that time, most of the products I used have retired. I decided to make an updated version of this project… but I didn’t have much in the way of current Halloween themed products. The Gusseted Bags we carry now are smaller and I didn’t have any of them anyway. But my good friend Jeanne gave me a bag and some of spider web pieces cut with the Black Foil Sheets and the die from the Cauldron Framelits. The entire Toil & Trouble Suite of products would be great for this treat bag and the Spooky Sweets Bundle would be great as well. The paper I used instead was Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, a Christmas themed design but I altered the color. I’m pleased with my new version.

Halloween is almost here, but you can still make this project. The only essential element of this project is the Gusseted Cellophane Bags. Use a different Designer Series Paper, altering the color as I did. Use ink to make a doily black instead of the spider webs. Or make it for another holiday or event. I’d love to see photos of your version!

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Here is Caroline’s take on the treat bag. She made them for her grandson’s class. Nice job!

 

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Click here for the free directions for the card and envelope.

Margie V. recently asked me to make a cheat sheet for the Envelope Punch Board like I’m made for the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I’d made that one because I found the directions very confusing and I needed the cheat sheet to figure it out. Honestly, I think the hardest thing about the Envelope Punch Board is understanding you only need to measure for that very first “Punch and Score” step. After that it’s just a matter of turning and lining up the score line with the pointer. But the directions are covered up when you’re working with the punch board, so here’s the cheat sheet. If you print it on card stock, you can stand it up while you’re working. Then slip the cheat sheet under the pointer for storage.

Click here for the Envelope Punch Board Cheat Sheet. This seems to show up as a thumbnail, but if you click the image, it should show up as a full size file. You can then print or download. If you decide to print, you may want to make sure it prints in landscape.

The back side of the cheat sheet has directions for using the Envelope Punch Board to make boxes. I will post a video for that next week.

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The Holiday 2018 Catalog is now live. If you have shopped with me in the past year and did not receive one, please email me so I can get one in the mail to you. If you have not shopped with me, you live in the U.S., and you need a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can email me and send me your address as well. I’d love to be your demonstrator!

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The Blended Seasons stamp set is a large set that comes in two cases. There seasonal stamps that make this set great to use all year. I’ve made cards coloring in the flowers with Stampin’ Blends and the Watercolor pencils, but I did a different technique for this card, stamping Whisper White card stock randomly with a stamp from Timeless Textures. I think the pattern really goes well with the curlicue pieces in the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. Did you see the stitching on those Framelits? Yep! These dies put stitching on both sides of the cut, so whether you’re cutting out an opening, a layering piece, or an open frame like I did here, you will have stitching. I sure hope to see that show up in upcoming Framelits!!

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August Promotions!

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Earn a $5 coupon code for every $50 you spend at my Stampin’ Up! store. Use the coupon codes for any product in September.

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These products are available in August only while supplies last. The Watercolor Pencils may be available in an upcoming catalog.

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We have a pond in our backyard and I love it! I love the peaceful sound of the waterfall. Right now the surface is covered with waterlilies in pink, yellow, and white. We have had herons and egrets who also love the pond for a totally different reason! Thankfully there are lots of places for the fish to hide!

I pulled out my shaving cream for the background. I love this technique and I think it’s perfect for this card. And there is a sneak peek of the Take Your Pick tool that is in the Holiday catalog. You’re definitely going to want one!!!

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August Promotions!

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Earn a $5 coupon code for every $50 you spend at my Stampin’ Up! store. Use the coupon codes for any product in September.

Here are the FAQs and Details.

 

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These products are available in August only while supplies last. The Watercolor Pencils may be available in an upcoming catalog.

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