On Stage Inksationals ATC Team Swap

One of the fun aspects of Stampin’Up! On Stage is taking part in swaps. There are general swaps where demonstrators attending On Stage make cards/items to swap with other demonstrators. Or there are team swaps where members of a team attending On Stage swap with each other in the team. I am so lucky to have a big team of lovely demonstrators attending On Stage and we always run a team swap at what used to be Convention but is now known as On Stage Live. This year our chosen theme was ATC’s ( Artist Trading Cards ).

We will be trading these on Friday night at our Team dinner. Here is a sneak peek of my ATC. I have made 30 of them and I am excited to see what ATC’s I will receive in return.

Now I have to confess this is my first attempt at and ATC. It took a few attempts to come up with one I was happy with and my On Stage roomies were a big help as we bounced ideas off each other in our Messenger group. Thanks Julia, Nicole, Fiona and Sandra!!!!
There was a heap of stamping to do to create these but once I got the production line going it all went smoothly. Fussy cutting 30 butterflies did take some time but you know what it becomes quite a mindful task and I enjoyed it. The same goes for colouring all the butterflies. Just goes to show us stampers were onto something long before it became the trendy new thing to do!
See below for stamp sets and colours I used to create my ATC.
When I get home from On Stage I’ll post a display of all the other ATC’s created by my team.

Pillow gifts for Brisbane On Stage Live

We are up in sunny Brisbane, Queensland. Such a warm change from the wet and chill weather we have had back home in Melbourne. Why are we here? For Stampin’Up! On Stage Live! My team and I have been looking forward to this trip and event for months! One of the highlights will be previewing the new Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogues and better yet, getting to play with the products from these catalogues! You just have to love being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator!!!!

My pillow gifts are from a sample that my downline Simone Bartrum created for our stand display at Paperific a couple of months ago. I loved the sample as soon as I saw it and decided yes my pillow gifts for On Stage are sorted!

The cute little boxes are Clear Tiny Treat Boxes 141699 page 176 in the Annual Catalogue. They are easily missed in the catalogue but look how cute they are! Inside are eight Christmas gift tags made from Cherry Cobbler card.

The pretty paper used comes from a Designer Series Speciality Paper pack in the Annual catalogue – “This Christmas” 141628. Aren’t the tags so sweet? The tag size folded is 5x5cm. 10×5 unfolded.

The Layering Square and Layering Circle Framelits were used to cut out the paper and silver foil pieces. The 1 3/8 circle punch created the stamped sentiment piece. The stamps are from Holly Jolly Greetings 139879 page 34 Annual Catalogue. Ink is Black Memento and Smoky Slate on Very Vanilla card.
To create a pop, the silver foil sentiment piece is raised with Stampin’Dimensionals.

Punch a hole for the tag strings with the 1/8 inch hand held punch and thread through Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Bakers Twine from the Trio pack 141999 in the Holiday catalogue.

I hope my roomies love their cute pillow gifts!


You’re Sublime card – On Stage Swap

Here is my swap for On Stage using the You’re Sublime stamp set. I somehow ended up with this set last year when I made a boo boo with one of my orders. I have no idea what I was ordering as no other codes for anything I might have wanted appear to be near this set and it was not a stamp set on my very long wish list. My team have challenged me through the year to create with it so I took that onboard and decided to use it for my On Stage swap.

Pinterest came to the rescue again and gave me some inspiration when I did a search for cards made using You’re Sublime. This card by Allison Okamitsu was my favourite so I switched around the background and DSPstamp and CASE’d my version of Allison’s card.

For the background I used the photopolymer stamp set “Chalk Lines” 135005. Because it is a clear stamp set it is so easy to line up the lines and get a great image happening. No need for a stamp positioner! I inked the stamp with Pacific Point ink and stamped the first image then restamped without reinking to get the lighter image. My folded card base is thick Whisper White cardstock.

The crab was stamped in Versafine ink then coloured in with Real Red marker and then a second image was stamped on Real Red card and the body cut out and adhered to the original image with Dimensionals. Always make sure to add a rim of colour to any areas underneath as there is nothing worse than seeing a bit of white card showing out underneath the raised image section.

Some burlap ribbon and a piece of torn Go Wild DSP paperstack and my swap was done!


Perpetual Calendar Pillow Gifts for On Stage Local on the Gold Coast!

On Stage is happening worldwide this weekend and Stampin’Up! demonstrators all across the globe are heading off to one of the many On Stage Stampin’Up! events being held. In The South Pacific region we had the options of booking into Auckland, Sydney or the Gold Coast for On Stage Local. The main On Stage Live event is on in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I have opted to head up to the Gold Coast for a weekend of fun, news, make and takes using new products from the new 2016 Annual Catalogue, and catching up with all my good demonstrator friends.

I am sharing an apartment with three of my great Stampin’Up! friends and we have all made pillow gifts for each other. I used some inspiration from Sam Hammond Donald for my gifts. I love Pinterest and I have saved so many ideas and it is great to put some of those saves to good use! You can see Samantha’s version here.

I had to mix up my version a bit as some the products used in Sam’s creation have retired. Basically it is the same, I’ve rejigged the sentiment, the tag topper punch and the patterned papers. So here is my version of Sam’s tag box using the Perpetual Calendar stamp Set.

Inside the box are 10 tags stamped using Brights ink colours and the various background stamps from Perpetual Calendar 137167.

And here are a few of the tags closeup. The sentiments come from the set Honeycomb Hello 134075.

So we fly up to the Gold Coast tomorrow and in the evening I have an invitation to the Centre Stage event which is for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We have business training followed by a delicious three course dinner. A great day to look forward to!

Pop back and see what my roomies come up with for their pillow gifts!