Hi everyone! Today's post is an application to be a Display Stamper once again for the Stampin' Up! OnStage event this April! I have really enjoyed being a display stamper for the past OnStage events, and so I decided to try it again! If you are not familiar with an OnStage event, I will let you know what it is. OnStage is a convention that is help twice a year by Stampin' Up! The great thing about OnStage is that it is held in locations all across the US and the globe, so that many Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over can attend. There are new products being shown off and product demonstrations, samples and tips, motivational speeches and recognition for goals achieved. It is a great time to meet with old friends and make new ones. Stampin' Up! puts up lots of displays and some are even made by demonstrators, which is what I hope to take part in. We need to submit 6 projects, 3 cards, 2 3D items and a scrapbook page. Here are my submissions.
First up is a Valentine Card. I wanted to use all new products for this submission because the new Occasions Catalog starts TODAY and I want you to see all new things! The Bee is a die from a new die set called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This new embossing folder is extra thick for a deep impression and it is a real WOW in person. I can't wait to use this again.
This next card uses a new stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration offering. Sale-a-Bration is an annual sale that gives you a FREE product for every $50 order. The Sale-a-Bration offerings this year include stamps, ribbon, papers and more! You are not going to want to miss these. You can view the catalog with this link, or click the catalog photo on the right.
This set is called Avant Garden. I also used a lace stamp from another Sale-a-Bration set called Delicate Details.
The ribbon and sequins are from a special embellishment pack in the new Occasions catalog called Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments. The pack comes with the gorgeous Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, the sequins, and tassels and paper labels and bows as well.
The last card uses a new set called Mediterranean Moments. I wanted the images to appear as though they were torn from a sketchbook. To achieve this I used my paper piercing tool to poke holes down the left edge of the watercolor paper, and then I tore along the holes so the pages looked ripped from a book. I used my aqua painter to add the watercolor look to the stamped images.
My first 3D item is a treat holder made from the new baking stamp set called Perfect Mix. I love to bake, so this stamp set made its way onto my first order! It is super cute.
I added the little oven mitt and spatula to the bottom for an even more homemade look.
My second 3D item is also a treat holder, but with Valentine's Day just around the corner I could not resist! I love these cute little monsters! Who wouldn't want a big monster hug for Valentine's Day? Especially one filled with Dove Chocolate!! The Stamp set is called Yummy in my Tummy!! Those cute little bows are from the Cupcakes and Carousels embellishment pack I mentioned earlier, love them. The paper is also new, from the Tasty Treats Designer Series paper.
I will be showing more photos of each project in the coming days, going into them in more detail with step by step instructions and maybe some videos. I hope that you will come back and check them out.
And I also want you to check out the great new Sale-a-Bration items and new Occasions catalog! Both go live today!!
Remember how I mentioned an event called OnStage? Well, you can go too!! Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration and not only will you get to make your own started kit with $!25 worth of products, but you will also get to choose TWO additional stamp sets!! Any 2 sets, that could be over $100 more in product if you choose some of the pricier sets! And you will be a demonstrator, so you will be able to attend events like OnStage, or online forums and take advantage of other demonstrator perks. Stampin' Up! demonstrators get our discount on top of any customer promotions as well!! Contact me today to ask any questions or join by clicking the link under my blog header! I would love to have you on my team!