I promise I’m getting near the end of my supply of swaps from April Onstage Live.
Vickie Kello created the amazing card shown in the photo above using the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and Under the Sea Dies. The card has many layers and lots of sparkle and texture.The envelope, behind the card, has also been stamped. I love all the elements of this card, especially the googly eyes!
The above photo shows the inside of the card and the back of the envelope. Amazing!
Rosie Spezzano, from Balwyn Victoria, created this card using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch and the Wonderful Romance stamp set and coordinating Wonderful Floral Dies (sadly the latter stamps & Dies are no longer available).
Rosie also did some lovely sponging on the butterflies and liberally added Wink of Stella for a stunning sparkle.
Kristie Taylor created this cute tiny box to hold the tiny container of Tic Tacs. She used supplies listed in the label in the photo.
Vickie Kello created the beautiful card above using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set. All the products she has used are still available in the current catalogue.
New Zealander Selina Wilson used the Botanical Bliss and Flowing Fountain stamp sets to create this stunning card. She also used Botanical Tag, Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Dies and she finished the card off with a splash of colour and liberal use of Wink of Stella to add sparkle, topped off by the use of the Subtle Embossing Folder and a couple of pearls.
Lyn Verity created this gorgeous card using the Magical Mermaid and Sea of Textures stamp sets and the Under the Sea Die Set. She has silver heat embossed some of the weed and used sponge daubers and an aqua pen to create the background colour on the Shimmery White card panel.
I just love this card created by Beryl Crisp using the Dandelion Wishes and Crackle Paint stamps. She has added a silver foil scalloped oval, made with the Layering Oval Dies, to back the greeting, which beautifully balances the silver edged ribbon. All products have been carries over to the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue.
Angela Hobson, from Western Australia has used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set to create this pretty Highland Heather Card. This delightful stamp set and coordinating dies are still available,
I hope you’re not sick of these. I think they are fantastic.
This lovely little notebook has been covered with black cardstock and decorated with elements from the Geared Up Garage Suite of products. The car is stamped and cut with a die from the Garage Gears Dies Set.
Likewise, the gears have been cut from gold and copper foil using these Dies and the greeting has been heat embossed in copper using a stamp from the set.
I didn’t get a project recipe with this swap so I can’t give credit to the creator but she/he has done a great job. It would make a terrific little gift.
I just love the way Linda Tan has used various elements and colours to bring this card together with so much depth and texture. She has used diecuts from the Birds and Blooms Dies, the Butterfly Duet punch and the Garage Gears Dies set, then added texture strategically with the Garage Gear Dies. She has finished it off with some sponging and used the Dynamic Corregated Embossing Folder, controlled tearing and heat embossed the greeting in Copper.
Jenny Hayward has also used the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and the Garage Gear Dies to create this great card for the men in our lives. She has added some Classic Garage DSP and used smooching to achieve the background colours. She has also used the Gear Dies to create some texture on the Tranquil Tide mat.
Australian Donna Gray has used the Little Elephant Bundle to create this cute baby card. She has added lots of texture by using circles embossed with the Dynamic Lacy Embossing folder and Starburst punchouts behind them to back the elephants.
Cathy Elliot also used the Little Elephant Bundle and the Dynamic Corregated Embossing Folder and the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create this sweet card.
Once again, that’s it for today and I promise to be back soon with more ideas from all these lovely swaps.
Welcome back to my blog. I appreciate any comments you care to leave, paticularly on the pics of these swap cards, which I think are just wonderful.
Karen Lincoln used a clever technique to create this stunning card using the Animal Friends Dies. The greeting and line stamp are from the Incredible Like You stamp set.
Karen has stamped the lines in different colours onto Shimmery White card, then when dry, swiped the card with an aqua pen to smear lines and blend colours.
Denise Szabo, from Keysborough, Australia, used the Animal Outing Stamp Set, Animal Expedition DSP , and the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create the large tag. The smaller circular tag on the keyring was created by stamping and colouring the image on Shrink Paper. So cute!!
New Zealander Julie Burt created this adorable box decorated with the rabbit from the Fable Friends stamp set and Gingham Gala DSP. Inside were some very delicious pineapple lumps. The box idea came from Linda Parker, UK, No glue tealight box- it is a remarkable little box!
Vicki Pow created this darling coaster using the Fable Friends Stamp Set. The stamped image is adhered to a stitched circle diecut of DSP, attached to a coaster and sealed with modpodge, how clever!
That’s it for today, I’ll be back very soon with more.
Where have I been you ask? No where is the answer. I have just been distracted by the myriad of things that make up everyday family life!
However, I had to get back into action to let you know that the sales period for the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue has begun. I have put a link in the sidebar of my blog so that you can download a copy. Of course, I also have hard copies available. Just contact me if you would like to get one.
I also still have some photos of swaps from Onstage to share. I couldn’t believe how great the swaps were or the hospitality of the NZ demonstrators.
This swap was created by one of my sideline friends in Canberra, Frances Searle. We traveled to Auckland together and shared a room.
The Best Catch stamp set and coordinating die set, Catch of the Day are still available in this year’s catalogue.
Frances used brushos for the colour and a window sheet stencil for the background. She stamped the fish onto Copper Foil using black Stazon. Isn’t it gorgeous?
The Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Dies were also popular choices for swaps. They are also carrying over in the new Annual Catalogue. As you can see, they are a very versatile set.
This little punch art Kiwi card is so cute. It was created by Bronwyn Franklin. She has worked wonders with the scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
Queenslander Carolyn Willis created this sweet treat packaging. The belly band wraps around an acetate pillow box filled with yummy tropical treats.
Australian demonstrator Anna Wheaton created a truly stylish card combining black and Lovely Lipstick with Silver Foil, Sparkle Glimmer, vellum and rhinestones.
Australian Heather Massese used Press N Seal to create a gorgeous Floating Frame card. She has created a lovely outer frame by dry embossing a pair of the Stitched Rectangle Framelit Dies.
This lovely treat package had a label, but no name. It was created with the Envelope Punch Board and used greetings from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed seeing these lovely creations. Remember that you can purchase the products any time from my on-line store, using the link in the Shopping drop-down tab at the top of this page. I promise I won’t wait so long this time.
This post will be fairly long as I want to share a fair bit of information about changes to products and other things happening at the moment.
DIE-CUTTING AND EMBOSSING FOLDER PRODUCT CHANGES
Stampin’ Up! has announced some changes to it’s die-cutting and embossing products. It has parted ways with Sizzix will use a new manufacturer. It will offer new dies and embossing folders in the 2019–2020 annual catalogue. Dies and folders will be a little different but both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine.
STAMPIN’ TRIMMER DISCONTINUATION
The Stampin’ Trimmer will cease to be available as of 3 June 2019, including all accessories. There will be a new Stampin’ Trimmer but there will be a delay before new products become available.
LAST CHANCE PRODUCT LIST
The 2019-20 Annual Catalogue goes live on 4 June so its time to say goodbye to some of the products in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
Products on this list are available while stocks last and are not discounted but may be discounted from 9 May. The easiest way to view the list is in the online shop.
The clearance list has recently been updated to clear the way for new products. These products can also be viewed in my online store.
That’s it from me today. Hope you have enjoyed your ANZAC Day.
My name is Annette McMillan. I love to make cards and other papercraft projects and this is my place to share my creations and other information. I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canberra, Australia for over 10 years and papercrafting for 18 years or so. I run card making classes for all skill levels and can offer in-home demonstrations for you and your friends. I also sell cards which can be stock or on commission.