I’m so excited to be headed to Salt Lake City in April for the first OnStage Live event in North America! This is the new live event (think Convention) that Stampin’ Up holds to kick off the new catalogs, share new ideas, and get everyone inspired. I’ll be headed there with a portion of my Fun n’ Crafty stampers team and know it will be great.
This year, they are bringing back Display Stampers… so they have invited folks to submit some of their favorite/best projects that they think represent their style for a chance to be selected to create projects for the display boards at OnStage. I thought it would be fun to throw my hat in the ring since I love creating; but my goodness it was hard to narrow down my favorites. Here are a few that I think give a few ideas. So, either way, I hope it gives YOU some inspiration!
3 Card Ideas
Card 1 – Balloon Celebrations
For my first card, I thought I’d share one I made for our team swap using the Balloon Celebrations and vellum.
I haven’t gotten the blog post written quite yet, but here is a close up of some of the details that are always so hard to see in the full card pictures:
The strings and words are heat embossed on the vellum scalloped topped tag and then the balloons are stamped and punched out on top. Then add a little bow with the Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon for a final touch.
Blog post is up! See more details for this card here
Card 2 – Fun with Washi Tape
This was a card I put together to show a couple different ways to use washi tape… as a background and with the masking tape technique to create the background Lost Lagoon stripes.
It is a little hard to see, but the “thank you” is stamped on a Project Life grid card on the bottom and shows through a hole to the Project Life grid card that is covered in Washi Tape on top!
Full blog post for this project here
Card 3 – Bear Hugs & Party Pants Collar Fold Card
I finally decide to add this card in because I thought it was a fun and different way to use the bear from the Bear Hugs stamp using a fold that hasn’t been used lately for your paper (the folded back Collar Fold).
So, Display Stamper Reviewers… those flowers are for you. 😉
Also, it is hard to see, but I added Crystal Effects to the balloons on the patterned paper, which makes this paper EXTRA AWESOME! Really, you should try it with your paper at home!
Whew, that was hard and there is so much more I want to show you now, but I guess I’ll have to wait for future blog posts. 🙂
Full blog post for this card is here
Next up, I needed to put together a scrapbook page. I’m proud to say this came entirely from my brain and I am really happy with how it turned out.
I mixed the Botanical Gardens designer paper and the Corrugated Cardstock for my background with the Going Global stamp set to add color and boyish fun with the page.
Finally I had to put together two 3D projects… always the hardest for me! But I still had fun playing with ideas for the recent holidays.
Easter Gift Bag with Honeycomb Happiness and the Sunburst Thinlit
I had so much fun playing with all my new stuff and the Gift Bag Punch Board to pull together this Easter treat bag –
Doesn’t the Sunburst thinlit make such a great sun for behind our adorable chick?!
Full blog post with all the details here
Envelope Punch Board Valentine Owl Treat Bag
I guess I’ve had a thing for punch boards lately. This time I used the Envelope Punch board to create a little treat bag for Valentines. Then I pulled out my trusty owl punch to make a cute little mascot for our project.
Full blog post for this project here
I LOVE this card but wasn’t sure if it would count because it isn’t the standard size – it is a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. So putting here for bonus option just because I think you might like it too.
Full blog post with VIDEO TUTORIAL here
So thank you for stopping by and thank you to the Display Stamper Reviewers for checking this out and your consideration! I can’t wait for OnStage!