Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – OnStage

Hello! Welcome to the November blog hop for the Paper Adventures team.

A bit of background for tonight’s theme for you…

OnStage is Stampin’ Up!’s twice yearly convention, where demonstrator attendees get together for networking, crafting, business building information, and – MOST IMPORTANTLY – advance copies of upcoming catalogues and demonstrations of new products. Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending OnStage in Perth, Western Australia, only 2 hours from home. I received the new Mini Catalague and Sale-a-brations brochure, 3 new stamp sets and some other goodies.

Part of the excitement of the day is Prize Patrol. At registration we are given a number between 1 and 6. At various times through out the day, one of the numbers is called and everyone with that number gets a new stamp set!!

So tonight’s theme is OnStage and we are showcasing projects made with new, not-yet-released products!

For Prize Patrol, Number 5 was lucky for me – it was the first one of the day and I got this gorgeous stamp set ‘Under My Umbrella’. And… it has a coordinating punch!

I had a couple of ideas for a card with this set. I straight away thought of paper piecing – I love stamping on patterned paper. Then I had to decide whether I would do a shaker card with blue glitter for rain or try to recreate a scene with lots of umbrellas strung together.

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I think the end result is a mixture of both!

I used retired Brights patterned paper and fussy cut the umbrellas (can’t wait to get the matching punch!!) I stamped the rain drops in Tempting Turquoise (retired but definitely a colour I’ll keep!)

A little shake and all the glitter appears πŸ˜€ including some on the bench because I missed sealing the window all the way around – oops.

The umbrella handles were a bit tricky to line up – I stamped them last after all the umbrellas were stuck down. Next time I’ll go one by one I think.

Next in our blog hop is the super talented Mandy (Stampin’ Up! thinks so too as Mandy did an amazing presentation – on stage at OnStage! :D)

Do you find that there was a better way to stamp after your first attempt? I do!!

Thanks for visiting!

Narelle πŸ™‚

Participant List

Shannon Kissane (Guest Designer)
Narelle Simm <– you are here

7 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – OnStage

  1. Love your card Narelle, this stamp set is definitely on my wish list. Your choice of paper piercing makes this card pop xx

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  2. This is da bomb – what a perfect use of this set! Now I want this one, too!! I love the colourful umbrellas and all that glittery rain (worth getting a little on the bench). That’s a cute sentiment, too. Ok, you’ve talked me into adding this to my wishlist. πŸ™‚ Siobhan.

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  3. Wow! This card is gorgeous, I love the bright colours (the brights are definitely my fav family of colours). I also won this stamp set and the shaker style card works perfectly for it. I think I’ll be CASEing your idea πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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