Sunday, 8 April 2018

Floral Phrases for On Stage Swaps

I was so excited to have attended the Sydney On Stage event at Luna Park yesterday - It's always exciting to get our first look at the amazing products coming up in the new Annual Catalogue!  This event was even more special given that it's the 30th year for Stampin' Up and there were quite a few surprises!

As usual, I told myself to keep my swap cards very simple ... and as usual I didn't listen to myself!  Thank goodness for my trusty (and awesome!) Stamparatus!
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65 Swaps for On Stage Sydney!
There were 50 Crazy Crafters Team members at the event and I also wanted some to swap with others so I made 65 card fronts!  Keep scrolling down to see the amazing and generous swaps that I received in return!
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The 65th of these card fronts that I made for swaps to take to On Stage in Sydney 
Not only did the Stamparatus allow me to stamp the background using the Hinge-Step technique and to easily stamp the flower in the correct position on the semi-circle of Whisper White card but it also saved my sanity!
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Production line - the Stamparatus makes things so much easier
When making quantities of the same card it's always best to work in batches but I very quickly become bored of repetitive tasks.  Since the Stamparatus has 4 surfaces for stamps, I could easily switch between stamping the background and the flower without having to clean or move anything.
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Using the Stamparatus, I could easily switch between stamping the stripes or the flowers
Before starting the die cutting, I cut the cardstock into appropriately sized strips.  I found this helped me to save some wastage.  In fact, after cutting the swirls, I even found a use for the leftovers.

So we're coming up to the most exciting time of the year.  We'll be saying farewell to some things (in some cases very sadly) and preparing to welcome some great new things that will excite and expand our creativity - including the amazing Stamparatus!

I'll be providing some sneak peaks in the weeks to come.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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So these are the amazing swaps that I received: 
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 This is a card and gifts from my wonderful Team Leader, the amazing and generous Kylie Bertucci.
By Kylie Bertucci



Working left to right and starting in the top left corner, these swaps are from:
Carolina Evans, Sarah Spencer (what an amazing lolly pop - should keep me quiet for hours!), Amanda Smith (at her first On Stage event), Charmain Andrews (this amazing Courage Box contains a bookmark, card and heart pendant!), Kaye Smith,  Kathy Musson (a really clever no glue box containing M&Ms!), Diane Coombs (thank you for the tea bags!), Michelle McGill  (thank you for the lovely lip balm!)
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Sarah Newick, Rosalie Desmond, Miranda Sleath (a mini pop up card), Satomi Wellard (my gorgeous team member!), Rosie Spezzano (stunning card using a Black Ice technique), Polly, Leanne Mitchell (a very clever corner bookmark), Irene Rahman (gorgeous shrunken pandas!) 
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Danuta Stephens, Charmaine Andrews (sorry, Charmaine - not sure how I managed to score two of your gorgeous creations!), Jean Robertson, Barbara Laine, Chris Andrew (the photo doesn't do justice to this beautiful eclipse card!), Celtic Fox, Smriti Manandhar, 
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Diane Coombs (oops - I'm so sorry, Diane - don't know how I acquired 2!), Paper Doll Design, Nanette Smith (Mini explosion tag), Sue Wdowik (Diorama card), Debbie Rolls (this stunning box contains a matching shower cap!), Amanda Shields, Candice Carroll-Topp (the lolly pop didn't survive the afternoon at On-Stage!)
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Sandra Mastello, Trina Naylon, Jodie Thompson, Irene Rahman, Michelle Sargeant-Dingli, Kristie Taylor (contains a chocolate bar!)


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