Saturday, November 11, 2017

Swaps from Stampin' Up! OnStage event

  • Night in Bethlehem and Wise Men from Afar swaps
  • Join us for the Merry Patterns Christmas Card Class
  • Win the Merry Patterns set 

Swaps from OnStage

I'm at the final day of Stampin' Up! OnStage event n Salt Lake City and I've finally completed all of my swapping.  I participated in both organized and ad hoc swapping with my fellow demonstrators.  We swapped cards in the aisles waiting for events to being, during lunch at the Convention Center, before and after classes where we saw new products coming out this Spring, and at the hotel.  Swapping starts early.  I saw swapping on the plane from Houston to Salt Lake City, swaps on the Express Shuttle to the Hotel and more swaps in the lobby of the Marriott where I'm staying.  

Stampin' Up! demonstrators love to swap cards!  Its a great way to meet many new people, share new stamping techniques, and even if they aren't swapping, just being at a convention of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, means you're with friends.  Old friends you maybe haven't seen in a while, and new friends who become like second family before you leave OnStage. It is such a fun, caring community of demonstrators, some who have spent less than a year stamping, and some who have stamped for almost 30 years.   We're under embargo, so I can't show you exciting new products coming out in January yet, but I can share with you card swaps using current products you can purchase today!

I participated in an all-Christmas card swap hosted by the wonderful Michelle Hornback and Angela Waters, and received soooo many beautiful cards.  I thought it might be fun to show them to you in stamp families.  I'll start with a series using two sets:  Wise Men from Afar and Night in Bethlehem.  The Night in Bethlehem set includes a coordinating die set -- Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.  When you purchase the stamp and dies as a bundle, you save 10%.  The order number for the Night in Bethlehem bundle is 146044 if you want the stamp set clear-mount, or 146043 if you want the stamp set in wood mount.  Take a look at the closeup of each card below.

Stunning cards made using Wise Men From Afar and Night of Bethlehem.  Night of Bethlehem set also has a coordinating set of Dies -- the Bethlehem Edgelit Dies -- that can be used alone or with stamped images on cards.  

Card by Kim Vogel

The card above was created by Kim Vogel from Basement Bunch Stampers at  I hope your monitor shows the warm Crumbcake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla colors that seem to wrap you in warmth holding this card in your hands.

Card created by Barbara Gonzales, Glendale, AZ

This next sparkly silver die cut card, above, uses the matching dies from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set.  The dies can be purchased separately, but I recommend investing in both the stamp set and matching dies.  This card was created by Barbara Gonzales from Glendale, AZ.
Card created by Nichole Loe from Scrappy Stamps & Ink, Tacoma, WA

The card above uses both the stamp set and coordinating die set from the Night in Bethlehem bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  It is a perfect pairing of Dapper Denim base card and Basic Gray.  This card was created by Nichole Loe from Scrappy Stamps & Ink in Tacoma, WA. 

Card Created by Susan Miller, Naples, FL

This Christmas card uses the Wise Men from Afar stamp set.  It also uses some of the beautiful designer series papers from the Merry Music Specialty Design Series Paper and Silver Glimmer paper.  The card was created by Susan Miller, Naples, FL at

Card Created by Marsha Miller


The card above again uses both the stamp set and coordinating die set from the Night in Bethlehem bundle.  It includes Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil Snowflakes to compliment the Night in Bethlehem images in black on Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This card was created by Marsha Miller and is a stunning card in Black, Gold and White.  

Want to order any of the supplies seen in these wonder projects?  Go directly to my Stampin' Up! store.  Here are some of the product numbers you'll need.  Click on a product photo for more information.

Christmas Card Class #3 - November 19, 2017

Join us to use the Merry Patterns stamp set to create handmade Christmas Cards together.  Registration is now open for the November 19 class where we'll make the eight projects below.  This is a great opportunity to get experience making several different designs with just one stamp set.


Take a closer look at the projects we'll make in the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while you're vising my Meetup site.  The photo album includes individual photos of each card we'll make.
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Register for this class now, as class size is limited.  Your class fee of $29 will include precut materials.

Merry Patterns stamp set giveaway

Did you miss getting the limited edition Merry Pattern stamp set during the September and October Stampin' Up! special?  Now you have a second chance to own this set.    Place an order in my online store before November 19, 2017 .  Orders $75 and over will get an entry into a drawing for the exclusive Merry Patterns Hostess set.   

Deadline for placing an order is November 19 at 10:00 PM.  I'll choose a random name and announce the winner within 24 hours on my Stamped Sophisticates blog. 

Blog Candy Note:  I can only ship to winners within he US.  Winners will have 24 hours to email me their name and US mailing address.  Stay tuned for the winner announcements.


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