OnStage 2016….. here I come!

I’ll be honest… I am super excited and super nervous all at the same time.  I am attending OnStage in Salt Lake City next month and I have decided to challenge myself to apply to be a Stampin’ Up!  Display Board Stamper.  The application requirement was to design 3 card fronts, 1 scrapbook page and 2- 3D projects.  In my free time this week I have been dreaming about what I would create and then putting my thoughts into action.

The following are all the projects I have designed.  I hope you like them and I hope Stampin’ Up! does as well!

Balloon Celebration

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I was looking to create outside the box with this card.  All the stamped images are from the set Balloon Celebration which can be found in the current Occasions Catalogue. The wooden wagon was created using the Color Me Irresistable Specialty Designer Series paper.  The hook & eye on the wagon and the end of the pull handle were made using the top portion of the bow stamp.  I love how this card turned out!


Sunset at the Seashore



Have you ever created a background using Shaving Cream?  Needless to say, my stamp room smells like Menthol right now 🙂  One of the wonderful things about using this technique is that every single background you create, will be different!  For this card I created a beach scene with the sky turning bright pinks and reds as the sun is about to set.  This paired well with the Picture Perfect set from the current Occasions catalogue.


A Touch of Elegance

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There is a simple beauty and elegance in butterflies. Seeing one flutter by is enough to make most people stop and take a moment to appreciate this beauty.  The Swallowtail stamp was the perfect choice to create a delicate wedding themed card.  I also selected the Timeless Textures and Rose Wonder stamp sets to complete this card.  Although it may be hard to distinguish, the butterfly is stamped on Vellum card stock.  I first stamped it with Versamark Ink, applied Silver embossing powder and heat set it.  I then coloured the back side of the vellum using sponge daubers and re-inkers.


A Marriage Made In Heaven

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I’m really not sure my photography skills have done this page or this wedding photo justice.  The Rose Garden Thinlits and Rose Wonder stamp set, along with the Large Numbers Framelits were the perfect products to use to create this wedding themed scrapbook page.  Is it bad for me to confess that I have been married 1 1/2 years and this is the first traditional scrapbook page I have created from our wedding.  Since I have my Project Life album assembled (minus embellishments and journalling), I decided to use the sequins from the Love Story Accessory pack on this page. They added the perfect touch to the page.  The coloured rose in the bottom left corner was also stamped and embossed on vellum card stock using White embossing powder.  Rather than sponge daubers, I used a Blender Pen to colour the back of the vellum.


Tags to Go Pocket

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Okay so it appears I went on a bit of a Vellum binge!  Funny how you don’t notice these things right away.  I created a tag pocket using Vellum card stock and the super fun Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalogue.  I completed the pocket itself with a belly band, a Mint Macaron honeycomb embellishment and a bow created from the Blushing Bride 1/4″ cotton ribbon.  I then created tags for the pocket using Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White card stock and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I embossed using the Simply Falling and Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions embossing folders, added more designer paper and embellished with 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Pearls and an assortment of ribbons and threads!

Springtime Keepsakes

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Are you ready for spring?  I hear so many people longing for it already.  With spring is coming an early Easter as well.  This cute Curvy Keepsake box would be the perfect springtime/ Easter gift to give to a friend with a treat inside.  With its bright, cheerful colours, really who wouldn’t smile when they see this adorned keepsake box!  The flower was created using the Pansy Punch and Watermelon Wonder card stock.  I spritzed the flower with water and scrunched it up, gently undid the scrunching and allowed it to dry.  This allows for some great texture and dimension to your flower projects.  And do you see the burlap wrapped around the box, just in behind the flower?  A perfect touch to complete this charming little box!


Well I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects, as much as I enjoyed creating them!  Wish me the best!  I hope to be hearing from Stampin’ Up! soon 😉



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  1. Those are great projects Margaret – the Wedding Wishes card is absolutely stunning! Good luck on your submissions and have a great time at On Stage.

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