Thursday, 13 April 2017

Stampin' Up! OnStage Sydney April 2014 Swaps

OnStage {a 6monthly event for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world}.

A tradition at Stampin' Up events is the 'Swap' and I love it. I made 50 cards as my swaps in 2 of my favourite colours, we make as many swaps as we like but they are usually all the same or very similar as some techniques don't let us be so consistent.
These 3 carrots were a special gift and each for a different reason. Easter is coming and I needed some way of packing some special Bone folders I engraved to give, oh and Easter eggs. My mother suggested the carrot so I found a template online and got to work. The template cane be found HERE if you would like to make your own. This PAGE has some examples and some tips on the carrot making also.
I printed the carrot template then traced it onto the Peekaboo Peach Incolour DSP - I got 2 out of each 12x12 piece. I used the dot side as then it didn't matter which way I put the template. The top is our lovely Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy with a tag attached with linen thread.

 To make the carrot you will need these plus any sentiment and tag feature you like I used the Stitched Framelits and the Layering Squares.
Onto my swaps for everyone to enjoy - well 50 people anyway as I didn't make 550 of them and that's about how many people I counted in Sydney!
I love the faux watercolour technique using Blooms & Wishes - where you stamp then wash over with aqua painter let it dry then repeat. So that's what I did for my flowers.
The colour choice was Crushed Curry or Sweet Sugarplum - and the Sweet Sugarplum ones went first.

If you saw my previous post then you would know that my Husband Tony joined me as a supporting Demonstrator - he made his own swaps cased from Kaitlyn and tweaked - he said he saw another similar but I couldn't find it when I went looking so I could tag their page.

So this is my haul of swaps all set up ready for my team meeting on Saturday. So many different ideas and between the 2 of us we only ended up with about 4 double ups.

So till next time with some sneak peeks of what is moving forward or even a little look at what's in my big brown box when it arrives - of how exciting!

Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here.


  1. I love your carrot. Such a creative idea for holding your bone folders. I also liked your OnStage Swaps. Your blog looks very nice and is mobile friendly.

    1. Thanks heaps Becky I was wondering about the mobile friendly bit.