Thursday, May 6, 2021

Virtual Open House Projects + VIDEO

I used to host an in-person open house when new catalogs were released. I collaborated with a some other area demonstrators and we had a great set up that included display boards, make and takes, and demonstration tables. The Covid-19 pandemic put a little wrinkle in our ability to gather like we used to and so I moved my open house to Facebook and tried to offer the same kind of experience online. Of course it's not the same as being in person, but I was able to connect with all of my stamping friends across the country would never had the opportunity to attend in person!

When the new Annual Catalog launched on Tuesday, I held a Virtual Open House in a special VIP Facebook Group. I chose Facebook because of the built-in community aspect. It's already set up for interacting, commenting, and sharing photos. All day long, I posted project ideas, product highlights and tips. Tuesday evening, I did a Facebook Live and did a Catalog Tour, demonstrated two projects, and gave away 8 prizes -- to celebrate hitting my $800,000 Career Sales Milestone! (See winning numbers below!)

Here is the first of the two "Mystery Stamping" projects that we made during the Virtual Open House. It's a Vertical Diorama Card using the new Party Puffins stamp set. Aren't these puffins the cutest? I can't get enough!

Stampin' Up! Party Puffins Vertical Diorama Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ #stampinup

  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Pale Papaya Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 Thick White Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Images and stamps to embellish
Check out the video below to watch the replay and Stamp with Me! This project starts at 35:32.

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The second project is another "window" card featuring one of my favorite suites and an marker technique!
Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Window Card & Thumping Technique  Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ #stampinup

It's actually two cards -- one that opens the opposite direction with an image that peeks through the front window. To get the multi-color foliage, I inked the stamp in a light color (Bumblebee) an then used the darker marker (Cajun Craze) to "thump" color on top of the image before stamping. Watch this technique in action in the video below. This project starts at 47.39.

  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Colored Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4”
  • 5-1/4” x 8” White Cardstock, scored at 4”
  • 1” x 4-1/4” Designer Paper
  • 3/4” x 3-1/2” Accent Color Cardstock

Stampin' Up! Shopping List:

Stamp along with me! Watch the replay of my Virtual Catalog Open House for a quick catalog tour and demonstration of these "window" projects.

I send blue prize drawing tickets to everyone who received an Annual Catalog from me! Was your ticket a winner? Check the list below and send me a photo of your winning ticket to claim your prize by June 30, 2021.

Winning Ticket Numbers
228108 - 2020-2022 In Color Embellishments
228211 - Stampin' Up! Magnets
228191 - Mini Paper Trimmer
228134 - Stamps & Clear Block
228215 - Summer Days Stamp Set
228219 - Inspiring Iris Stamp Set
228166 - Welcoming Window Bundle & Card Kit
228194 - Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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