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 are the links for the products I used.

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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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The Country Home stamp set gives me such a feeling of peace and home… at least the country home I wish I’d had. I confess I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and you’d have to look hard for country life there. A girl can dream, can’t she?

This card is basically a variation on the “Joy Fold” layout. It’s kind of a Z-Fold Joy Fold mash up. I’ve added an extra fold and turned it on its side. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a card quite like it, much less made one. I like it! It’s quite easy. I really do wish I had more of those delightful Galvanized Buttons. I was fresh out, so I made do by making a paper button from the Galvanized Paper. I’ve listed both in the products links. If you order the buttons, you won’t need the Galvanized paper or any of the punches.

My goal is to show at least one project each month that does not need the Big Shot or any expensive tools. This is that project. You could even substitute bits of cotton glued on to save a bit more money. You can do this project!

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This box coordinates with the long envelope and card I shared in last week’s post. Yes, for those of you who are keeping track, this is a different box than the one from the one I talked about last week. I decided I really needed to redo the video and I was all out of Soft Suede 12″ x 12″ card stock. So I made the box a bit shorter, requiring just 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock. That I had in all the colors, so I went with the Tranquil Tide to match the card better.

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Yes, the Envelope Punch Board not only makes custom envelopes, it also makes boxes. They’re really made about the same way. You just need to add to the Paper Size and slide the paper over the same amount to make a second score line on each side. But what you add is actually on the diagonal. I’m good at math, but it was easier for me to actually make a bunch of boxes and measure.

So that’s what I did. I started with the smallest size envelope, added 1/4″ to the given Paper Size measurement, and then after the first punch, I slid the card stock over 1/4″ one each side to make a box. I made the next box the same way, but added another 1/4″. I kept going until the paper size got to 12″ x 12″. I measured each box to keep track of how much to add for the desired height.

Envelope Punch Board Boxes

But even I had trouble using that chart since I started with how much to add, not how high the box would be. When Margie V. asked for a cheat sheet for the Envelope Punch Board like I had done for the Gift Bag Punch Board Directions, I decided it was time to redo the chart.

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Click here for the Envelope Punch Board Cheat Sheet.

Here are the products I used for the box for today’s video (does not show here on the emails. Click here to see it all online.)

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I didn’t even need to see what was inside to know I wanted this tin! But what is inside is just as wonderful! You get 6 stamps that will get you most any event: hello, Thanks, Thinking of you, Happy birthday friend, Congratulations rock star, and Best wishes. You get a clear block, two Stampin’ Spots (Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove) and a coordinating punch. You will want to add paper, adhesive, and perhaps an embellishment and you will have a complete kit and it will all fit in that beautiful tin!

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