I’m back! I made it home from the 2014 Stampin’ Up convention and had a great time. As I mentioned before, I was honored to be invited to create samples for the display boards this year. Everyone coming to convention received 3 stamp sets – Amazing Birthday, Kinda Eclectic, and Seasonally Scattered (coming soon in the 2014 Holiday Catalog). So, as display stampers, we received our sets early and were asked to make 8 projects for each stamp set. I will admit, this was an intimidating task, especially when I learned the caliber of stampers who were joining me with creating for the boards. I eventually decided to just think of it as “they will make the stunning over the top cards and I’ll make the simpler card class versions” .
I wasn’t allowed to post or share my samples until after Convention, so here we are and I’m excited to start sharing with you!
Thank You card with Amazing Birthday
When I first saw this stamp set, I kept thinking I needed to make birthday cards. But then it hit me, there is this sentiment that doesn’t need to be birthday at all! So, I started pulling different colors and stamped images together to create this card.
But you want to know the best part? I mailed this card in to Stampin’ Up in the beginning of June (so they could get the Display Boards together in time) and then on the last day of convention, Shelli Gardner showed this card during her main stage presentation!
Sure they aren’t exactly the same, but my the similarities are there! It made me feel extra proud of my card that I could have had a little moment where my design idea overlapped with the creative inspiration from the head of Stampin’ Up!
In both cases, we used the striped banner stamp to form a layer between the Starburst pieces – hers pointed out and mine pointed in (you can’t see the banner tips because they are under the Pumpkin Pie starburst. Plus that super fun Surprise circle for our center element. With everything popped up on dimensionals of course!
Card Supplies Used:
- Amazing Birthday Stamp Set
- Sweet Taffy Designer paper
- Starburst Framelits
- Big Shot
- Banner Framelits
- Colors – Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Also, many of the Display Board stampers are sharing their convention projects up on a Convention 2014 Display Board Stampers board on Pinterest. So, watch that board for lots more great ideas over the next month or two!
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