Saturday, 25 October 2014

Birthday Card for Shelli

Double Display Birthday Card for Shelli, Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (1)

Now as any Stampin’ Up demonstrator that was at the recent European Stampin’ Up! Convention in Brussels knows… there was a surprise Birthday Card gathering for CEO, Shelli Gardner.

As Shelli says on her blog…. Highlights for me were being sent onstage to receive an unexpected birthday greeting. I was standing backstage, patiently waiting for my cue, when our stage manager told me to go onstage. I hesitated. . . this wasn’t the way we’d rehearsed it! But she insisted it was time, so I walked out (you never argue with the stage manager during a show!). Donna handed me a birthday card, and then employees started gathering cards from the demonstrators in the audience. Somehow they’d planned this fun birthday surprise without me knowing. Sterling and I opened every birthday card that day (there were hundreds), and that thoughtful gesture made this year’s extended birthday celebration even more special!

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Now even though I couldn’t be there in person this year... I decided that I would take some time out to make a card for Shelli in any case… So Happy Birthday Shelli… The card was personally taken over for me by friend and fellow demo, Sharon. Thanks again Sharon! Really wish I could have been there with you all!

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So this is the card I made. Yes… another Large Square Double Display Card… definitely my favourite card format this year! And yes I will be sharing the instructions sometime mid November… Sorry but you will have to be patient….

Edited to Add….Imperial Tutorial here. Metric Tutorial  here.

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  1. Another awesome double display card. I can't wait for the tutorial.

    Ter ;)

  2. I love that you were inspired by little ol me in no mans land out here in SA, yu really do have beautiful work, sadly blogging has taken a bit of a back seat while i have not been well for quite sometime, thank you for sharing with me and still visitng my blog to let me know how you're doing

    1. Yes I was truly inspired Paola! Hope that you are on a road to recovery.... Thank you again....


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