OnStage 2022 Recap
Before I arrived in Anaheim, I had to work hard to get my swaps ready. I am a major procrastinator, it's the only way I am hyper productive. 🤷🏻♀️ I've been this way my entire life. In high school, I used to do my homework in the car on the way to school. I still graduated with a 4.2, so I guess it worked! Anyway, I was able to finish 50 swaps in 2 days but was not able to put them in clear envelopes before I left. I didn't want to work on them when I was in Anaheim, so I decided to work on them at the ABQ Sunport and the Denver Airport while I waited for my flights. Thankfully my bestie also had work to do so we both worked to be able to enjoy our trip once we arrived. I've already blogged this project, if you would like more info on the card, click here.
Here is a cute Reel I created for IG. I am trying to do better at creating and posting more reels on my business IG (@dinodanielledesigns) and my personal IG (@adventureismagical). I think they are so fun but they definitely take time and energy. I am working on balancing taking photos/videos on my phone, GoPro, and Canon to use on all social media platforms. I think I need a camera man. ;)
When we arrived, there were check-in tables split by last name.
Not only have I been able to find other people that like crafting, but I have also found friendship! I visited San Francisco back in September and got to meet some women from our stamp group for the first time. They joined me in a birthday breakfast and I got to spend the weekend exploring the city with Kurstan. Anaheim was my second time visiting these ladies and it's just so crazy how close you can get to people that you don't see each day. Technology has definitely helped in that area! We are always messaging, seeing each other's posts, and crafting with each other so it feels like we hangout more than we do. So happy to have been able to spend some in-person time with them at OnStage! Thank you Stampin' Up! for creating this crafty community!
The picture above is the first time we got a prize patrol that was for everyone! It was so much fun to get up, dance, and get free stuff! Who doesn't like free?
Congrats again to our Luv 2 Stamp Group's fearless leader, Patty Bennett! She got to stand on stage to celebrate her sales accomplishments! She works so hard and does so much for her team members and customers! I am so proud to be on her team!
Here are all the goodies I brought back from OnStage! Click the video below to see a closer look at each individual item.
The best part of OnStage being in Anaheim was of course Disneyland! I had not been to Disneyland since I was about 7 or 8. If you would like to read more about my Disneyland adventures, click here to follow my adventures of my travel blog.
Flower Thank You Card
Sometimes you come across a DSP that completely speaks for itself. This paper is absolutely gorgeous and does not need much added to it. I decided on creating a simple stamping project. I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner and used white embossing powder since it was a dark background. The toughest decision was which card base color to use. If you would like to purchase supplies to make this card, click here.
Step 1: Cut the white piece of DSP into 3 pieces, each measuring 1-1/4". Adhere the 3 white pieces and the red piece.
Step 2: Adhere the real red cardstock across the middle of the card.
Step 3: Tie the ribbon around the entire card front with the bow on the left or right depending on which candy cane you are using.
Let's Spend Time Together Card
I started off by sketching. This is the first time using this cute notebook I got at OnStage. It's perfect for sketching card designs!
I embossed the background and added Cajun Craze using a blending brush to add dark spots to the wall.
I then added a small strip of Gray Granite to the bottom of the card. I also added Gray Granite ink using a blending brush.
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Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Basic White, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Evening Evergreen
Specialty Paper/DSP: Brushed Metallic, Gingham Cottage
Blends: Early Espresso (D/L), Old Olive (D/L), Cherry Cobbler (D), Pumpkin Pie (D), Pool Party (D), Soft Suede (L)
Embellishments: Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots (not pictured-door handle)
Sweater Weather Card
I started designing this card by coloring the sweaters with different fall colors. It's funny because I actually have a sweater in each of these colors. :)
I tried designing this card with just the black and white leaves. I thought it would make the sweaters pop, but it looked too bland so I opted to color them instead of leaving them white.
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Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Basic White, Very Vanilla, Evening Evergreen
Specialty Paper/DSP: Rustic Harvest, Brushed Metallic
Blends: Pumpkin Pie (L/D), Cherry Cobbler (L/D), Cajun Craze (L/D), Old Olive (L/D), Evening Evergreen (L/D), Daffodil Delight (L/D)
Embellishments: Adhesive Backed, Seasonal Sequins
Welcome Little One
I started with Fresh Freesia on the edges and I did have to use the newspaper to make sure I did not add too much color on the edges.
I then added Gorgeous Grape to give it a vignette look. It really makes the newspaper pop-off the card.
I of course couldn't leave it black and white, so I added some color using blends. You can use any combo of colors you'd like.
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Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock: Fresh Freesia, Basic White
Embellishments: Adhesive-Backed Stars
Merry Christmas Card
I started off by creating a frame with washi tape. You can make this thiner or thicker depending on the type of look you are going for.
I used a blending brush to add color, water drops to remove color, and then stamped dots to create more texture.
I then carefully took the tape off to reveal the faux frame! Be careful on this step! If you wait too long the tape will rip the card stock.
Once you take off the tape completely, this is what it'll look like. I think it's gorgeous just like this, but I couldn't stop there.
Next, I added a ribbon around the bottom of the card front and tied it into a bow.
I added the sentiment on the bottom right using dimensionals and added embellishments.
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Ink: Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Evening Evergreen
Ribbon: Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon
Embellishments: Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
It's Tea Time
I started this card with a sketch. As I said in other posts, sketching has helped me make a little less mess and waste less materials. I have a guide and I don't have to get as many materials down from shelves.
I decided to stamp straight onto DSP instead of a plain piece of card stock. I tried the card stock and it just was too plain. I thought this yellow DSP sheet looked like a tablecloth, so it worked well as the tea background.
I needed a tea bag from the DSP but didn't want to use part of the whole sheet. I decided to just die cut one right out of the card front and just cover it up. If you check the next picture, you can't even tell it is missing.
I originally wanted to use just one tea cup but knew it would look way too empty so I decided to stack the cups.
I then added lemon slices as embellishments around the cups because you of course need lemon in your tea!
Lastly, I decided to create a gift card pocket on the inside of the card. Now you can use this to gift a Starbucks gift card or another vendor that also sells tea!
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Ink: Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Basic White
DSP: Rustic Harvest, Gingham Cottage
Embellishments: Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins
Hello, my name is Danielle D. Diaz and I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in New Mexico. I look forward to creating with you using my favorite products from Stampin' Up!
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