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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Happy Celebrations

Oh my goodness, Happy Celebrations is a must have in your private collection!  This set is so versatile – boy or girl, birthday, congratulations, just because — You name it Happy Celebrations is for you!

I’m sharing three different swaps made with Happy Celebrations and Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders.  The possibilities are endless with the color combinations, choices of Designer Series Paper, Embellishments or celebration reason.

Whether you color in the sentiment, fussy cut, emboss or just plan stamp you are sure to have an amazing card.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: High Tide

During OnStage 2017 I was received one of the most gorgeous swaps ever and got to create in a shoebox swap one of the most gorgeous swaps ever!  I know, I know you at thinking how can I saw two separate cards are the most gorgeous cards ever, but its true.  High Tide makes the most beautiful cards ever.  Every single detail makes a gigantic WOW factor.

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On Friday night, several of us girls from the Fun n’ Crafty team participated in a Shoebox Swap.   A Shoebox Swap is when a person creates a certain amount of kits for the participants.  The kits include everything you need to create the cards.  You do the stamping and put the card together.  I love shoebox swaps!

My friend Kathy (and fellow Fun n’ Crafty team member) made this gorgeous card using High Tide.  There were so many fine details while making this amazing card.  I wish the photo did this card justice.  You might not be able to see the Clear Wink of Stella as the beam of light traveling to the right of the “blub” or on the left side of the sun.

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I’ve added a few suggested items to help you make the these amazing cards.   Shimmery White Cardstock is a fabulous cardstock base to use for your background.  Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges, and Sponge Brayers are used to create the different dimensions.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Jars of Love

I was so excited to see that Jars of Love was being carried over into the 2017 – 2018 catalog. I really hope that as the holiday catalog is released we will again see some super cute holiday stamps that can be used with Jars of Love.

In the mean time, I’d like to share with you a card that I made as a swap using Jars of Love for OnStage 2017.

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I also received two swaps using Jars of Love stamp set and Dies.

I hope that you are inspired with the swaps I have been sharing over the last few weeks.  My goal is for you to see an idea and run with it.  Whether you C.A.S.E. (Copy And Share Everything) the card exactly, use the same layout but completely different colors and stamps or a mix of the original card with a dash of your own creations.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Beautiful You

Lots of swaps were made for OnStage with the Beautiful You stamp set.  For that, I am grateful.  I don’t own this stamp set yet 🙂 After seeing all the beautiful swaps made with it, I have to admit Beautiful You is on my wishlist.  I am sharing these swaps with you in the hopes that you will C.A.S.E. (Copy And Share Everything) these ideas.  That they will give you a starting point to unleash your creativity!  The greatest honor a Demonstrator can receive is to see their work recreated.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Birthday Blooms

Just wanted to do a quick check-in and share two cards made with Birthday Blooms.    What I love about these two cards is that you really have to look twice to see that they are booth created with Birthday Blooms.

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Cool Treats

I have to say when I saw that Cool Treats was carrying over from the 2017 Occasions Catalog to the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog, I was very excited!  I really think this is a great all occasions set.  It’s perfect for a little pick me up card, birthday card, or thinking of you card for either a boy or a girl.   Hmm, thinking I just may need to sit down and create a few designs with Cool Treats to remind me that spring is coming (maybe) to the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

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OnStage 2017 Swaps: Dragonfly Dreams

I have to admit that when Dragonfly Dreams first came out, I was not a fan.  However, after seeing a few samples made with Dragonfly Dreams, I became a fan and it has become my go to set in recent months.  It is such an amazing set that I received lots of swaps made with Dragonfly Dreams.  I was excited to see that it would be available in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog.

 

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OnStage 2017 Swap: Beautiful You

One of the best parts of any Stampin’ Up! event is to swap cards with other talented Demonstrators.  I have hundreds of swaps to go through and share.  My goal is to share each and every one of them – which now that I say that – it sounds like a very big undertaking.

Today I’d like to highlight a few cards made from the Beautiful You stamp set.  Good news that set will continued to be featured in the 2017-2018 annual catalog which you can shop from beginning June 1, 2017.

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OnStage Swap

One of the best parts about OnStage – or any Stampin’ Up! event for that matter is the swaps!  This year, I choose to do something a little different.  I decided to join in on several organized full  card swaps.  This means that I will make a select number of cards in one style and trade them with a group.  An example is there are 10 gals in one of my groups, so I will get 9 full cards to share with you!  I am participating in three groups and two shoebox swaps (I’ll share more on those later).

Here’s a little card I made with the One Wild Ride set.  Did you know that as a Demonstrator who reaches One Million in career sales gets to design a stamp set?  That is the case of One Wild Ride which was designed by Dawn Griffin.

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