This coming weekend, I will have the opportunity to get together with a lot of other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Stampin’ Up! is holding it’s annual On Stage event – a gathering that will show off new products, how to use them, and so much more.
It’s the first in-person On Stage Stampin’ Up! has had since COVID began – and it’s sure to be a blast. It’s a day filled with demonstrations, creativity, fun, and good music. (Opinions are my own…they usually play 80s music and my hair almost just went into crimped pigtails thinking about some Pat Benatar!)
Besides dashing to your table to see the goodies that await, one of my favorite parts of these events is the swapping of cards. You may have heard me mention swaps – I’ve done mail-away and in-person swaps. You create a set amount of cards and swap them with other people. It’s kind of like baseball card trading except I know what I’m looking at when I trade.
I am (trying to) make a lot of swaps for this On Stage. Here is my first design:
I do love my Daisy Garden background stamp – I’ve used it a lot (here’s another sample). The lines of this stamp set beg to be colored but I went with heat embossing instead. And I wanted something that jumped out at the recipient, so I went with white on black.
To make this project, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Cardstock/Paper: Basic White (8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ½” on the long side; scrap); Daffodil Delight (4 1/8” x 5 3/8”; scraps); Basic Black (4” x 5 ¼”)
- Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Basic Tools: Snips, Trimmer, Adhesives (Glue, Glue Dots), Clear Blocks
- Additional Tools/Supplies: Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, White Embossing Powder, Matte Black Dots, Heat Tool, Stamparatus
- Stamps/Dies: Daisy Garden Stamp, Honey Bee Home Stamp set, Honey Bee Bloom Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies
To make this project, follow these steps:
- Using Versmark, stamp the Daisy Garden image on Basic Black (I used my Stamparatus to ensure a good print). Cover the image in embossing powder and set using the Heat Tool.
- Adhere the Basic Black panel to the Daffodil Delight panel; adhere this combination to the card base.
- Stamp two bees and sentiment onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight and cut out the images using the coordinating dies (for the bees) and one of the circles from the Stylish Shapes dies (for the sentiment). Cut out a banner from a scrap of Basic White using one of the dies from the Stylish Shapes dies.
- Adhere the banner and sentiment to the card front using liquid glue.
- Adhere the bees to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Finish the card by placing some Black Matte Dots on the sentiment piece.
I was making a lot of these so I used my Stamparatus to help with bees and sentiment. Have you tried using the Stamparatus to help with mass production? I love it for that!!
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Thanks for looking – I’ll be sharing more swap designs throughout the week as I get ready for the excitement of On Stage.
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