I  have been spending a lot of my spare time recently getting ready for On Stage Local in Sydney on 7 April.  On stage is a Stampin’ Up! event for Demonstrators held in a number of different places around the world on the same date.  This one is special because it is the 30 year anniversary of Stampin’ Up!

The day is full of fun.  Meeting other Demonstrators, make n takes, door prizes, give aways, training for techniques and business and lots, lots more.  And we get to see previews of new products in the pipeline.  One of the things Demonstrators can do is prepare swaps. Swaps are multiple copies of a card or 3D item which  we make to swap for the ones other Demonstrators have made.  That way we get lots of new ideas from each other and we get samples to show customers using Stamp Sets and other products that we don’t personally own.  We also get to meet other demonstrators from far flung places.

Here is one of my swaps.  I like to make a few because I get bored making too many copies of the same project.


I love the Bird Banter stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue.  It has lots of cute birds and corny sayings.  I fussy cut the bird and the party hat and the balloon and used Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.

I cut the circles with the Layering Circles Dies and added some texture with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

I hope you like it.  If you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you. And if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Demonstrator.