Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Onstage April 2018 Blog Hop

 The box of goodies was amazing and I was anxious to do the best job possible for Stampin' Up!® and my fellow demonstrators attending Sydney Onstage. The 'Share What You Love Suite' made up the majority of my goodies, and this delightful designer series paper was the starting point for me. Reading the listed colours I quickly realised that Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss were returning, and it took a lot of self-control not to share that information. Luckily I hang on to my retired In Colors after a colour revamp happened 5-6 years ago, and Stampin' Up! warned us that we might like to do that as you'd never know when they might return.

This punch was also in the box, so I punched squares of DSP and thought about how I could incorporate them. The floral stamp in Love What You Do is simple yet stylish, and the sentiments in the set are very sweet, especially if you ever send Random Act of Kindness cards. 

Square format cards really appeal to me, despite needing to make the envelope for them. Thank goodness for the Envelope Punch Board. These are quite a simple design, utilising many images from Love What You Do.

 Again, those punched shapes have been utilised on another card with the Love What You Do stamp, and as Tranquil Tide is another colour in the Share What You Love specialty designer series paper, a piece with textured embossing was included. Leaves die cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies were layered under the hand cut flowers. I'm so pleased that Petal Palette is also carrying over into the new catalogue, along with the dies. You can buy them bundled together at 10% discount, until May 31st using code #145973 for a wood mount stamp & dies, or #145974 for the clear mount stamp & dies.

 Because I had a pack of In Color clips, I used a Lovely Lipstick one here, and it seems to tie in with Berry Bliss etc just fine.

My display board moment!

As well as the punch, there was a Thank You thinlit. A great addition to the catalogue, and my stash!
A couple of images were cut and layered with a shadow effect on the second card, just a single on the first..

This paper is my absolute favourite from the whole pack, and there is only the tiniest bit left now. I thought the Berry Bliss ribbon added a luscious touch here. The Glitter Enamel Dots are not carrying over in those colours, so if you love them as much as I do, you'll be adding them to an order soon.

 Stitched squares helped to ground my punched shapes on the green card.

Isn't that a beautiful sentiment? I featured that centre-stage here, with Grapefruit Grove embossing powder around the edge of the label, and some of the new In Color ribbon. Calypso Coral with Basic Black made up the rest of this card adding a richer dimension.

 Now, 3D items are not my strong point, so I popped off to the local dollar shop and purchased a clip board. My plan was to heat emboss the big clip and colour it Grapefruit Grove but that didn't work out so well. Next, hubby got into the act and totally removed the BIG clip, which made it so much easier to cover with DSP. I brayered the first lot of paper with white Craft ink, and fussy cut a piece of floral pearlised paper to lay on top.You may be able to see that I heat embossed around the art piece on the clip board too. Love those tiny leaves, so delicate.

The small clips which you'll be able to buy once the catalogue goes live (or during May possibly for demonstrators) fit at a pinch. The letters are another stamp set, Lined Alphabet, and will have dies available too. I didn't receive those so hand cut mine after colouring with Stampin' Blends in shades of coral and orange.

One last way to show off the Share What You Love SDSP with a pizza box and 3 inch square notecards. Stampin' Up! make cute little envelopes, and I just had to cut card and fold to fit. These are a sweet size to add with a gift of flowers or chocolates, the size won't overwhelm. I used some copper foil paper and embossing powder for this set.

Share What You Love is an early release suite and is available now for demonstrators, with some free items included in the bundles. Customers, you'll be able to order through your demonstrator from May 1st, even though the rest of the catalogue doesn't go 'live' until June 1st. If you can't wait that long, you could join up as a demonstrator. The largest bundle will see you well on your way, but you'll still have $12.25 left to spend, and you will have only paid $169.00 for all this papery goodness. If you live in Australia, you can chat to me about joining my team, the FUNdamentals, and I will support you as you learn the craft.

Next along on this hop is the talented Rachael Lewsley in West Australia.


  1. Oh my Rachel - envious that you've been playing with that pretty paper for months. I think it's one of my all-time favourites! Fabulous board of samples - they are beautiful! Kelly x

  2. as always great projects Rachel love the label punch I think it will be a great addition to the stash :-) x

  3. Beautiful, can't wait to get my hands on those papers

  4. What a beautiful collection Rachel! I am looking forward to getting my hands on the Thank You thinlit (because there are SO MANY people to thank in this world!!) Enjoy the rest of your day and God Bless, Cynthia <><

  5. Jaw Dropping, gorgeous samples, Rachel. You did such a stunning job with everything you were given. So jelly of all your new additions to your crafty stash lol I didn't even notice that Thank You Thinlit until now. Love how you showcased it, just added it to the ever growing wish list. I bet everyone loved your display Rachel, your work is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing xxx

  6. Really pretty examples, Rachel. I wasn't going to get this but I've changed my mind.

  7. Fabulous use of this suite of products Rachel. Love the thank you cards and think your favourite DSP pattern is also mine. Great display and thanks for hopping xx

  8. The paper is so beautiful! I can tell by your examples that you love it to ;-)


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