#Onstage2017 Display Stamper Submission

I have it marked on my calendar to apply again to be a display stamper at our all demonstrator gathering coordinated by Stampin’ Up! The gathering is called Onstage and it is great fun! In fact, attending convention is one of the reasons I signed up to be a demonstrator 13 years ago! If you would like to attend Onstage in the Twin Cities as part of my team, you need to sign up to be a demonstrator  through my website to start enjoying the best winter hobby ever! Haha!  Onstage registration starts January 10th. The midwest gathering has either been close to capacity or sold out so don’t delay in joining my team!

Okay. On to my submissions for display board stampers. Hope they pass the test!

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That’s It! The home office asked for 3 greeting cards, 2 of 3-D projects and 1 scrapbook page. Hope my samples have inspired you to get stamping!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. It is going to be bitter cold in my neck of the woods. Did you know my online store and the demonstrator opportunity are available to you from the comfort of your computer? No braving the cold for supplies anymore! One of the many reasons I love Stampin’ Up!

 

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3rd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

The Ugly Sweater Addition! I so love the cable knit embossing folder. I see more creations using this folder during the upcoming winter months!

Here are 2 designs that my Mom and I whipped out for a card exchange with her stampin friends. Although the patterned paper is retired Stampin’ Up!, we had to go outside of Stampin’ Up! for bling!

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Yes, those are mini, real ugly sweaters! Mom has the greatest props!

Rudolph and the reindeer gang card was created by Cheryl Wenker.

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Last, this design is not so ugly and shares the versatility of our stamp sets. The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set has images of Rudolph, Santa, Gingi, Bear and this Eskimo. The same punch cuts all these images as well!

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Eskimo was created by an unknown designer. Let me know if it was you so I can give you credit!

I hope you enjoyed my Parade of Holiday Cheer! Not sure if I will create any more posts before this weekend, so I’ll say Merry Christmas to you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I do have an idea for one more post. It involves the story of why half of you will receive your Christmas cards next week. So if you have not already received your card from me, you are in that group! It’s a groaner for sure!

2nd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

Welcome Back to my Parade of Holiday Cheer! I am featuring holiday swaps received during #Onstage November 2016 in Madison. Enjoy!

Rachel Durtschi created and colored this fabulous card! She used our new stitched framelits which are in next year’s annual catalog but Stampin’ Up! released the set early. We have promptly sold out of several shipments with the next shipment in stock in January. Would be a good purchase during Sale-a-bration!

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Cheryll Steinke created next card with the santa’s sleigh stamp. I love the red glimmer paper berry detail. The oval layering which includes a layer of red glimmer paper provides perfect balance for the pine bough. Cherry cobbler and garden green coordinating products make this card one to be placed in the annual decorations!

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Lovely as a Tree stamp set is still a top seller and for good reason. It has classic, realistic looking images. Sharon Kaldenberger created this one using emerald envy ink and ruched ribbon/ruban ruche/ruschenband. I can’t offer the Japanese translation though! We share and sell across the globe, maybe in your country!

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The next card is from an unknown designer. She placed the Santa’s Sleigh thinlet tree back inside the cut opening. It now has a 3-D effect! Neato!

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The last one for today is from Norma Artman. She added lots of details using the Star of Light product bundle. The fancy fold opens to reveal a message in the middle panel. Nice job Norma!

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That’s it for today! Check back tomorrow for the ugly sweater addition!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Build It Framelits in Basic Gray

Last of day of sharing projects that I created as a display stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s Madison convention in November. We were asked to create 15 projects so I decided to split them up using three different accent colors. Today’s accent color is basic gray. I used an ancient technique we learned so long ago…creating our own designer series paper using inks and rubber stamps! The patterns on the very vanilla paper were all hand stamped by me using the Nailed It stamp set and delightful dijon and basic gray inks.

Both smiley face stamps are part of the Nailed It stamp set. There is a frowny face too 😦

Our kraft tag a bag gift bags make quick gift card holders. Hmmm…I’ll try to get a video posted on that. The cello bag with the visa card inside is our medium clear envelopes. Neat alternate uses for both products!

We will be back to holiday cards in the next post! See you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Build It Framelits in Old Olive

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I was a display stamper at a recent Stampin’ Up! convention. I can share my Urban Underground Suite projects with you now. Enjoy the soothing old olive tones!

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Stamp set is the new Urban District on page 47 of the spring Occasions catalog. I also used the Urban Underground Embellishments. The Build It framelit was used to create the ruler outline in the photo directly above. Let me know if you need help identifying the regular catalog products which you can order through my online store.

One more day of Urban Underground Suite ideas and then we return to Christmas holiday cards!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Build It Framelits in Real Red

I was chosen as a display stamper for Madison’s Onstage Stampin’ Up! convention in November! I was not allowed to share what I created to show at convention until after all demonstrators were allowed to preorder these products. So here is what I created using the Urban Underground Suite!

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Build It Framelits are new as well as the coordinating stamp set Nailed It. Both are on page 48 of the spring Occasions catalog. See the fun hexagon embossing? Create the same deep etching using the hexagons dynamic textured impressions embossing folder on page 47 of the spring Occasions catalog. I just received my shipment of these catalogs along with the Sale-a-bration brochure! Let me know when you can stop by to pick up your copy!

Papers used on these projects are real red, delightful dijon and very vanilla cardstock. Serene Scenery is the designer series paper. Real red is the ink. Ribbon is delightful dijon mini striped measuring 5/8 inch wide. The gift card envelope and trims thinlits were used to create the unique tag shapes and the photo mat on the scrapbook page, the real red layer on the card, the flap layer on the star party favor and also the nailed it gift card holder. The only project I did not use this thinlit was the petite cafe bag!

It was fun to receive a bundle of supplies to create with and then share the projects with my stamping friends at convention. Check back tomorrow for another suite of projects.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Just a Note – A Study in Pink

This card is so fabulous that it is going to get a blog post all by itself! Kay Messling stamped this card and CASED it from PGPapercrafts. Let’s start to appreciate this card by noting the layers and lots of them!

pink pirouette cardstock is the base and flower along with ink splatters

sahara sand is the cardstock mat layer and was also used on the Timeless Texture stamps

whisper white cardstock is the perfect canvas for stamping

whisper white cardstock also used to cut the flower center and leaf

linen thread was artfully crossed under the white perfect accent

Kay said to gently run a bone folder along the linen thread to slightly curl it

Just a Note stamped in your favorite black ink pad

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I am pretty sure I am going to CASE this CASE! Good reason to use the stamp set Timeless Textures. I may even keep the pink pirouette even though pink is my least favorite color. I think this card will look just as fabulous in sweet sugarplum. What color would you create it in?

Here are a few of the products used to create this card. Let me know if you need help finding any of these products or placing an order at my online store. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Floral Suite

See the silver metallic thread, organza ribbon and basic pearl on this card from Lisa Reggie? Non-paper embellishments elevate a design and make a card look complete. The Floral Suite products make easy crafting since they are designed to coordinate.

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This card has a fancy fold stamped by Robin Vought. I’ll put it on my youtube video to do list. The double baker’s twine bow balances the Floral Suite patterns. Nice touch!

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Last, Joyce Hall created this card using sweet sugarplum cardstock, ink and ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by to be inspired by more Onstage swaps!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Here’s to You

Ohhh…I like this one! Cheryll Steinke participated in a swap organized by me at Onstage and contributed this card. She used the power of 3, many times. I spy 3 repetitions of 3. How many do you spy? I see a fourth one as I type this, the paisley flower stamp, the paisley framelit and the paisley designer series from the Petals and Paisleys Suite, pages 46 and 47 of the holiday catalog.

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Kim Vale created this fun fluttering background using aluminum foil and copper embossing powder. Try using our silver foil sheets instead since they are quite heavy and may be easier to heat emboss with.

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Flourising phrases and Flourish thinlits combine with Affectionately Yours designer series paper for this design from Chris Wedell. See how she used enamel shapes inside the flower and also next to the sentiment to add interest.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Onstage 2016 swaps! Let me know if you need help placing an order though my online store. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

Thankful Grateful Blessed

When demonstrators gather, we swap! I’ll be sharing swaps I received at the Madison Onstage November 2016 event over the next few weeks. You can order all supplies through my online store here. Let me know if you need help identifying products.

We start with fallish themes with a design from Debra Geier. Interesting that I picked her swap to post first since she organized the swap. Thanks Debra for organizing!

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LuAnn Kranz created bird on a branch…sounds like a fancy art installation!

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Check back tomorrow for more swaps!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley