I have been a demonstrator for quite some time and have attended quite a few Stampin’ Up! events but I never imagined getting a phone call from Stampin’ Up! asking me to present at an OnStage event! I was so honored and excited to be chosen; it was something I never dreamed would ever happen to me.
One of the greatest joys of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting together with other demonstrators to share ideas and get inspired by each others creativity at a Stampin’ Up! sponsored event! Of course getting to see the new catalogs and products before anyone else is another big plus! I was at the Hartford, CT OnStage Event with approx 1,000 demonstrators in attendance. I had so much fun sharing with everyone I never even gave it a thought that there were that many of you there, I just felt like I was talking to 1,000 of my closest friends!!
I was given the Parisian Blossoms Suite which will be available in the 2020 Mini/Occasions Catalog. This suite features two stamp sets with coordinating dies, DSP in Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink and Pool Party with Champagne Foil accents, Petal Pink satin ribbon with Champagne metallic edging, a 3D embossing folder and Champagne Rhinestones. Everything in the suite not only coordinates beautifully together but they will work with so many stamp sets from the annual catalog making it a perfect companion to items you may already own. The set is aptly named, since Paris is the City of Love, and the suite centers on love. Making it perfect for weddings, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day but it will also work beautifully when paired with other sentiments from the Annual Catalog for just about any occasion.
My assignment was to create three projects focused on the beginner stamper, the casual stamper and the avid stamper. As many of you know I love to embellish, layer and add ribbon. The simple cards were quite the challenge to say the least.
First up for the beginner stamper is a card perfect for someone who is just starting out and won’t have a lot of supplies yet but still wants to make a card they can be proud of. The card uses Whisper White cardstock, Pool Party and Memento Black ink. I stamped a simple background using Parisian Beauty and added the Eiffel Tower on top. A quick sentiment and you are done. If you want to add a little something extra you can color in the Eiffel Tower with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. This is a great tool for a beginner. It’s very simple; you just color! There is no artistic skill involved and it yields beautiful results every time!
Next up is a card for the casual stamper. This stamper wants simple designs that they won’t get frustrated by but they also want the cards to have a little bit more detail such as DSP or ribbon. I built on the beginner design substituting the stamped background for DSP. This gorgeous paper features the script in Champagne Foil on Petal Pink. I then stamped the Eiffel Tower and saying in Smoky Slate for a softer effect. I again used Wink of Stella for a little shimmer. Both pieces were mounted on Pool Party then attached to the card with dimensionals to step it up a bit.
Finally for the avid stamper, that person who has to have it all and loves to craft all the time….a Double Z Fold card! I used a bit of everything from all the items in the suite, which came together perfectly.
The card was designed for a wedding and I know any happy couple would love to receive this. I used Petal Pink for both the card base and the insert. I added DSP to each panel of the card base and set that aside. Next, for the insert I used Pool Party cardstock. The first panel was run through the 3D Parisian Flourish embossing folder, the second panel I stamped the saying from the beginner card and the third panel was stamped with the large floral stamp from Forever Blossoms using Pool Party ink for both. Before attaching to the insert I wrapped the last panel with the Petal Pink ribbon securing in the back.
Now for the accent pieces. The Eiffel Tower was stamped in Smoky Slate and “Amour” was cut from Basic Black cardstock both using the Parisian Dies. I stamped the large floral spray, the smaller flowers and the leaves in Smoky Slate and colored with Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Blends then they were cut out using the Cherry Blossoms Dies. The saying was stamped in Smoky Slate and punched out using the Label Me Fancy punch (available in the 2020 January – June Mini catalog, it is not part of this suite). All accent pieces were attached to the insert using dimensionals and “Amour” with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Below is my entire presentation including how to assemble the Double Z Fold Card.
For a PDF of the card dimensions [CLICK HERE]
Additional project ideas using this suite and sets from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog:
To see details on how to make this sampler including a PDF Template to download [CLICK HERE]
If you have any questions on any of the projects shown above, feel free to contact me!! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. There will be some videos coming your way based around this awesome suite! 😉
Interested in joining the fun by attending a Stampin’ Up! sponsored event? The only requirement is that you are an active demonstrator. As a demonstrator you will receive a discount on your stamping supplies, get to see the new catalogs before anyone else and be part of an amazing community of stampers. I think stampers are some of the most caring people out there, don’t you! There are so many types of demonstrators; those that only want to get their stamps and accessories at a discount, some want a way to earn money on a part-time basis around their family’s’ busy schedule and some want to make it a full-time career. It’s your business to do as you would like, I will support you any way I can to help YOU achieve YOUR goals. If you would like more information about what it means to be a demonstrator or about joining my team, Stampers of DistINKtion [CLICK HERE].
This suite will be available January 4, 2020. If you would like a copy of the catalog please send me an email and I will get one out to you when they are available!
~Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!