Sunday, 24 April 2016

Onstage Local Swaps, Photos & New Stampin' Up! Catalogue Sneek Peeks


Here are my swaps from Onstage Local in Telford. I made 75 of these and luckily managed to swap with 75 ladies in less than an hour before the event kicked off. The registration started at 7:30am. I hate early starts but I was looking forward to the day so much that it was almost like getting up to go on holiday, you don't mind as you know that what follows will be amazing.


The swaps I made coordinate with the team swaps I made on my previous post. I wanted to make something similar but different as I needed something that I could make easily in a much larger quantity. Its always hard to make this volume. Some ladies made gift boxes and gift bags, which is a huge task. I know how time consuming that can be as I made gift boxes last year and hanging scent pockets the year before. Even though my swap this year is only a card front, it still took me a long time to make due to the die cutting. Overall for both sets of swaps, I die cut 100 butterflies. My friend Aimee kindly lent me the small butterfly from the Bold Butterfly framelits dies so I could run two dies through my big shot at the same time. Honestly, this saved me SO much time. Thanks Aimee!!


To keep with the theme of my other swap each butterfly was literally covered in Wink of Stella Glitter in clear and the edge of the basic black cardstock was coated with Wink of Stella Glitter in gold. This took quote a while but I think it was worth it in the end. The effect, I hope, was to make the card feel opulent and special.

I absolutely adore the font used in this sentiment from the stamp set For The New Two. This set is retiring so make sure you order it soon before the stock runs out.


As promised, here are some pictures from Onstage Local. Unfortunatley I don't have any photos of the ladies I sat but I had a fab time with them and loved sharing all of the excitement of the day together with them - thanks ladies!

This was one of several large screens where we watched recorded content from the Onstage Live event in the states. I even watched a presentation by Brandy Cox. I was quite excited (even though she wasn't actually there) as her YouTube videos were what first got me interested in Stampin' Up!


I loved the effort Stampin' Up! went to this year to make the tables look pretty. There was a real wow factor when we walked in.

We all received a canvas bag and in it was a stamp set from the new catalogue, a fabric zipped pencil case and a pack of pens. We also had a coloured badge for Prize Patrol!


I couldn't believe that we also got this great notebook & 6 month planner. Its so nice I don't think I can even write in it. 

You can also see my new swap bag in this picture. It wad handmade by Divas Intuition who I found on Etsy. It's perfect for swapping. The swaps I made fit in it perfectly but I needed another bag for the swaps I received. 


Here is a table of 3D swaps on display. I was lucky enough to receive some of these. I haven't had a chance yet but I am planning on filming a YouTube video of all of the swaps I received.


Here is a make and take that we made. This is a card from the Oh Happy Day Card Kit. I should be receiving the kit next week as part of my pre order. Pre ordering is just one of the benefits from being a demonstrator and from attending the event.


Here is another make and take we made. I love this DSP!


And finally, here is a sneek peek of 3 new designer series paper packs. I love these patterns so expect to see these used in a lot of my projects this summer!




I hope you enjoyed seeing my swaps, photos from Onstage and the DSP sneek peek. 

Come back on Wednesday to see my project that I've entered into a Washi Tape Challenge. The challenge was to find new ways in which to use Washi tape in a project, so come along and get inspired by all of the makes we've made.


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