Swaps for first-ever Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event


This past weekend I was excited to attend the first-ever OnStage event that Stampin’ Up! held globally throughout all if the markets in all countries.  The closest one to my home in Rochester, NY, was Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, so we all headed north and over the border.  Here’s a picture of some of those from my team in attendance.  In all, I think we were about 14 – including my 3-month-old granddaughter Aubrey pictured with her mama!

Team in Mississauga

As event attendees, we got to preview the new Occasions Catalog as well as this year’s Sale-A-Bration brochure, even before other demonstrators!  And all I can say is man, oh, man – Stampin’ Up! did it again!  Wait until you see these two amazing publications!

One of the highlights of any Stampin’ Up! event is swapping.  Today I’ll show you the swap I created especially for this event.  Then later I’ll share some of the fabulous swap cards I received in trade.

Since the majority of my Christmas card designing is already over, I chose to create a Valentine’s Day card, since that’s our next major holiday.  And I just LOVE making cards for this special occasion – all the pinks and reds are so fun!

  • I began my card using the stamp set Groovy Love for the hearts and an additional set called Something to Say for the sentiment.  So that the stamped zebra heart was more substantial and traveled well, I used Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  It’s a heavier weight paper and so I was able to pop up that image on Dimensionals and have it look really nice.
  • The Sweetheart Punch lines up beautifully with the zebra print heart, and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits gave me the small heart border, as well as the larger Silver Foil heart.
  • Rounding the corners of the Whisper White Cardstock added some interest.
  • Lots of little embellishments on this one!  The white heart on the Silver Foil heart is just one of the hearts that punched out of the border.  I added a Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot from the Regals Candy Dots Collection, and Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is wrapped around the card front three times and tied in a bow.
  • Dazzling Diamonds is held onto the little Cherry Cobbler heart with Two-Way Glue.

I made 40 swaps – it’s always fun to see them all together!



  • Stampin’ Up! Cellophane Envelopes kept all my swaps clean and neat while traveling.  I highly recommend them!


Don’t Forget!

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