Hello? How are you? I hope you’ve been enjoying all the post OnStage sharing from the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator community. I was lucky enough to attend the Perth event in Western Australia – about 2 hours from where I live. There were great presentations from local & international demonstrators, fabulous sneak peeks at the new products coming in January and a fun day to catch up with friends.
This is my extended Paper Adventures team including my direct team, by upline & sidelines and a couple of local ladies we have adopted to share the fun with us. Don’t the smiles say it all!
There’s also room in the team for more bodies, so if joining our Paper Adventures team ever seems like the right fit for you, please let me know!
I also got a chance to hug, squeeze and laugh with the Just Add Ink girls from WA – Rachael Lewsley, Jackie Aitken and Chantell Randall.
I always feel so lucky to be included in this group of creative & inspiring ladies. Two of our Just Add Ink teamies were selected on the Artisan Design Team for 2020!!! Congrats to Rochelle Block & Narelle Farrugia!
Time to share a project for this week! The theme is one of my favourites – Choose Two. Your choice is Stars-Spots-Sparkle.
My cards, which were a recent class card option, feature a star from the Stitched Stars Dies, stars on the Brightly Gleaming DSP and sparkle from the Copper Foil, copper embossing powder, copper accent through the DSP and sneak peek Champagne Rhinestones (available in 2020).
The fancy fold, commonly referred to as a Double Curtain Fold uses a 5-1/2″ x 10″ piece of DSP folded to create beautiful layers. I adjusted the measurements slightly for an A5 size card, but used the tutorial provided by Buffy Cooper. Click here to visit.
Score at 1″, 1-12″, 2-1/2″, 3″, 4″ & 4-1/2″ from each edge on the long side. Mark at 2-1/4 from each short edge corner and then cut (you may like to mark this line first with a pencil) from one each mark to the edge at the 4-1/2″ score line.
This is my slightly crumpled (thanks Little Mr Papercraft for your help) template to show you what the DSP should look like before you trim the corners and fold into place.
I adhered with Tear & Tape to keep it all together, then used more T&T to attach it to the background (Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Hammered Metal embossing folder).
The card base is also Very Vanilla (Thick Cardstock). It’s not a colour I work with often, but it matched this DSP so beautifully. Class attendees had a choice between a Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy (not pictured) or Old Olive option – to coordinate with the Brightly Gleaming DSP.
Although we haven’t seen the official carryover list from the Holiday Catalogue, I can share with you that the Stitched Stars appear with a new coordinating stamp set in the January-June 2020 catalogue that we got at OnStage. This makes me very happy!!! There’s nothing better than a little (or lot) stitched detail on a card.
The sentiment from this set is from the beautiful Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue using Stampin’ Rewards.
To join in with our Stars-Spots-Sparkle challenge, add your card to our gallery on the Just Add Ink blog. You can also see the rest of the design team cards.
Have a great crafty weekend,