If you had of asked me 5 years ago if I would Volunteer to demonstrate in front of more then 100 ladies the answer would of been no..
October the 17th is my 5 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! And what a busy 5 years it has been! Not only with my business but personally. The past 1.5 years I have really stepped up my business said of Stampin’ Up! and I really love what I do. I have a lot of things in the pipeline also.
I have a fantastic team and great customers who have all become my friends personally.
So I had been thinking many times when I have attended onstage how cool it would be to present to other demonstrators… I’m pretty good at craft… I love to talk to everyone… so why not put the two together?
We were asked to make 3 cards, a scrapbook layout and 2 3D items… Do you know how hard it is to come up with something 3D that hasn’t already been done??? We have so many creative people in this world it just blows my mind…. so I decided to go back to what I love and work from there.
I really wanted to show case what you could do with our new Memories and More Packs and How much do I love the Perfect Days Pack… I will need to buy another I think..
Why used it just on its own…. CHOP IT UP!
Above I have used it with the Stitched Framelits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits and stamp set and also the “A Little Thanks” from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I love Emerald Envy, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist with Whisper White and Basic Black! Oh and I also added a hint of Night of Navy!
Oh with this card… do I love this card!!! I never know what to do with the gems background… but I think I did it justice! Double cutting the Happy Birthday Thinlit with Soft Sky cardstock and Night of Navy and using our mini dimensionals to pop it up! Ive also used up the cut offs I had from my Memories and More cards… to add more layers to my card… Don’t be afraid to keep these.. I store them in a cellophane bag with my cards. I have also popped all my Memories and More cards into our Full Woodmount cases.. I will share this in another blog post but. When I bought the Happy Birthday Thinlit I also got the bundle with the stamp set. How easy is this 2 step stamping when you use Photopolymer! These flowers and leaves where just fussy cut and didn’t take much time at all!
What do you do with a card that has big words on it? If I was using it in my Memories and More pages I would use this card as a Title card… you could just slip it in and done… But I like to take it one step further… chop it, layer it.. even stamp on it!
I’m more a traditional Scrapbooker.. But I do love these pocket pages. They can be very quick or you can be as creative as you like…. here I have used multiply cards from the Perfect Days Pack! I’m yet to journal. Get creative with your cards…. use each pocket as your own mini blank canvas.. put as many or as little photo’s and journalling as you like. You can even make your pockets bulky and add hidden journalling to it.
I love the stitched framelits to be used in my scrapbooking. It can add dimension without a lot of bulk! If you haven’t already go them why not? Now if you have invested in the Large Letters Framelits and are not using them… Pull them out and start!! These are beautiful framelits and used with the stamps add more dimension!
So for my first 3D item. I have made a little desk top notebook holder with Post-it Notes and a little mini calendar. I say desk top because it isn’t strong enough for my handbag! If I was to change this I would cover heavy cardboard.. You know the stuff we have that comes with all our DSP? Don’t throw it away!!! Recycle it! Anyway.. I could give you dimensions of this but it really is dependant on what size note book and post-it notes you use… you can even add more space and pop a pen holder too.
I’ve used the new Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon to tie it up.
Why not add strength and colour to the back with another card.. it also hides the ribbon that is stuck on the back.
And lastly.. for my last 3D item…. Why not decorate a Notebook? These are great presents for teachers, work colleges, friends etc! They can be very personalised also.. I’ve used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper because I found it had similar colours to the Perfect Days pack! I’ve also stamped on the Memories and more card using the Oh So Eclectic Stamps and the new Playful Backgrounds set!
I hope my projects have inspired you to create this weekend. Why not print out some photo’s from an event and just enjoy creating your own little pages with your Memories and More card kitpacks!
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