Around this time of year Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator are usually heading off to exciting events to listen to business presentations and find out more about upcoming products. We were due to head to Leeds this year to catch up with Stampin’ Up! friends (and make new ones) but, as you can imagine, it wasn’t to be!

However, Stampin’ Up! decided to host an online event for us instead! Hooray! And it was FREE for demonstrators! We had a welcome videos from Sara Douglas (CEO) and the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Team; New product presentations; Speed Networking sessions; Business presentations and lots of tips on creating a Sales Plan for the coming quarter!

It was great to be able to see old friends and meet new ones, even if it was only virtually. Stampin’ Up! really did pull out all the stops to make sure that we didn’t miss out despite the current world situation.

It’s great to be a part of this company – which becomes more like a family every day that you are a Demonstrator. I love the products (of course) but I also love the values, the positivity and the sense of being connected to so many people who have such passion for crafting!

I didn’t know all of this when I first joined Stampin’ Up! – I joined for the gorgeous products and for the discount, as many Demonstrators do – BUT it has been a wonderful two years (and counting). I’m looking forward to the next two years of building my business, building my team, meeting new friends, catching up with old friends (hopefully in person soon!) and, of course, making gorgeous projects with fabulous products.

If you would like to be a part of this global community, or just get a discount on fabulous products (!) I’d love to welcome you to my team. You can find out more here.

If you have any questions about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please feel free to email me and I’ll do my very best to answer them. We can even set up a call (telephone or Skype) to talk things through if you’d prefer.

Happy crafting, h x

Herringbone Technique Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card we created during our latest Online Team Meeting! This card uses the ‘Herringbone’ technique and is great for using up your patterned paper scraps!

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Calypso Coral cardstock. I have then cut a 9.5 x 13.9 cm Whisper White layer to apply the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to. I have chosen to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP which is one of my favourites from the current Annual Catalogue.

The DSP is cut into 1.2cm wide strips and adhered to the Whisper White layer to form the card front. This is then adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine Digital Stamp Set which you can find here, and is cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch. The 2.25″ Circle Punch is used to cut out a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. These are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is a great technique which allows you to use up DSP scraps as well as showing off a number of different DSP sheets on one card. Of course, if all the sheets are from the same DSP pack, you just know they will coordinate perfectly! Simply choose one of the coordinating colours for your card base and you are guaranteed a fabulous card.

What do you think?

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Don’t forget to check out the Share Sunshine PDF Download!

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. Note: the Share Sunshine PDF link is above.

Happy crafting, h x

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