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Onstage swaps

Hi Everyone

Stampin' Up hold an event for demonstrators every six months to launch new product and provide business ideas, inspiration and training.  

But there is so much more that happens at Onstage!

You get to meet so many amazing and creative people.  

Crafters are chosen to present on the stage, showing us ways to use new product and giving us ideas on how to use them in our business.  After a couple of presentations we get to "make and take" - we get to use this beautiful new products and create cards or 3D items.  It is like  sneak peak of of the whole suite of products!

Others are chosen to preview the products and create inspiration boards using different products from the new range.  It is always so interesting to see how different they make their creations.

And a fun way to meet these other creative people is to exchange "swaps".  These are little pieces of art you create that show case you and your style and swap these with fellow demonstrators.

I decided to make three different swaps.  Mainly because we had a big team going (46) and I still needed something to swap with others.  There were over 600 demonstrators there!!

Originally I made the card for my team, but then allowed them to choose whatever they liked.

Here are the cards......

I also made mini Tic Tac gifts.  I wrapped them with Designer series paper and added a die cut flower from the Oh So Eclectic set and stamped the sentiment on a small punched circle.  These were very, very popular!

To use up some of my designer series paper, I make lollipop covers.  These are so easy to do, especially if you have a lot to make.  I got the idea from Pootles, in the UK.
The sentiments are stamped using A Good Day stamp set and punched out using the small scallop punches.

These are also fun ideas that can used as party favours or treats such as at  Halloween just by changing the colours,  paper, and/or sentiment.

Give them a try for your next party!

'Til next time, keep crafting!


  1. I loved your swaps Shirley! Stunning! So glad that I got to have one. Well done on sharing your creativity with others.


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