Stampin’ Up! OnStage Swaps

I returned home last night from Orlando, Florida.  I had a great time at OnStage, the Stampin’ Up! convention where we celebrated the 30th birthday of Stampin’ Up!  The convention was at the Orange County Convention Center and IT. IS. HUGE! I looked it up and it’s the second largest convention facility in the United States.  I believe it! My hotel was at one end of the Convention Center and the halls Stampin’ Up! used were at the opposite end! I racked up the steps!

I’m sharing a few pictures from OnStage and a few of the swaps I made to share with other demonstrators. This first picture was the grand finale of the event with confetti everywhere! 

Several days ago I shared all the swaps I made as I laid them out on my bed in my hotel room.  The cards I’m sharing today are all one layout using Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! Did you know that on the back of each package of Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! lists all the colors that coordinate with it? Knowing which colors match is not one of my strengths so I love this! (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions

This past week I’ve been very busy making cards to swap with other demonstrators while in Orlando, celebrating the 30th birthday of Stampin’ Up! For each card I make, I receive another one in return! I took a picture in my hotel room of almost all the cards I created.  When you find a design you like, it’s easy to start mass producing! Spend a day doing that and you’ll have a nice supply of cards on hand to send or give out to your friends and family! 

Today I’m sharing two of the cards in the pile! Same layout, same package of paper and the same sentiment but I varied the colors I used depending on the Designer Series Paper. (more…)

May Your Christmas Be Bright

Today’s quick and easy card was created using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  I layered Real Red & Call Me Clover cardstock along with a piece of All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits.  It’s adhered to a larger Call Me Clover circle made with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I finished the card with Red Rhinestones. They are very petite and pretty.  I’m sorry my picture doesn’t show how sparkly they are.  (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse

Today I have another card featuring the stamp set Making Christmas Bright.  If you missed yesterday’s card, click here for another idea! 

My sentiment is from Making Christmas Bright and the Designer Series Paper I used is called Festive Farmhouse, both from the Holiday Catalog. I made a second version of the card using the same Designer Series Paper but I changed up the Cardstock colors.  Check it out below.  Which one do you prefer? I definitely have my favorite but I’d love to hear which one you like best!  (more…)