Months ago, I had the pleasure of being asked to be a presenter at the Quebec City, Canada Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. I had accepted and was sent some new upcoming products to play with…how fun! The suite of products used on all of these projects are from the Perennial Essence Suite to include:
- Floral Essence Stamp Set
- Perennial Flower Punch
- Perennial Essence Designer Paper
- Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
- Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
- Perennial Essence Floral Centers
So my instructions for projects I would be presenting, was to create three projects (one each) for the Beginner, Casual and Avid Stamper. Do you know what category you would fit in? First let me give you a timeline of what took place.
I created all of my projects for my presentation and a few weeks before Dave and I were to travel to Quebec City, Dave was diagnosed with bone cancer and started treatments the week before we were due to travel. His treatment went well but I decided not to risk traveling for two reasons. I didn’t want him around such a large group of people so I could keep him healthy and some of the side effects of the immunotherapy is fatigue and weakness. He’s been resting a lot. I couldn’t see myself doing all the driving for six hours. So to make a long story short, I decided to cancel our travel plans and mailed my projects to a fellow Maine demonstrator Sherri Everett, who took them with her to Quebec and Stampin’ Up! had someone from their training department do my presentation for me. It all worked out! We had some great teamwork to get it done!
My first card would be a card that a Beginner Stamper could tackle:
The project includes “stamp, ink & paper = SIP”. This would also be considered a #simplestamping project. The card has two layers on the front and the photo below shows you the inside of the card:
Next up, I stepped it up a notch for the Casual Stamper. The Casual Stamper likes to “CASE” projects or “copy and share everything”. Sometimes with a little bit of guidance. This card uses the same colors but I added dimension by adding mult-layered flowers that were cut with a coordinating punch. Notice the cute centers of the flowers too? Those are the new embellishments I listed above. Isn’t this card gorgeous?
And this is the inside of the card:
The last of my three projects is for the Avid Stamper. Now the Avid Stamper is someone who loves to collect products and loves to experiment using those products. This is the category that most of us seasoned stamper would fit in. We want it all! I used all of the products in this suite to complete a card and a coordinating envelope with a belly-band:
First let’s look at the card. As you can see I have added lots and lots of layers and if you look at the bow off to the side, it unties to reveal a fancy card fold:
This card fold is called a Corner Pop-Up Card Fold. In order for the card to fold flat, you have to keep the layers on the inside flat:
Next up is the coordinating envelope with the belly-band that slides off:
I hope you loved my projects. I did hear back from lots of demonstrators that they loved the presentation. I’ll have more cards to show you that I also created for OnStage for the display boards so stay tuned! And only about 7 more weeks and you’ll be able to order these products!
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