Cork & 2011 Orlando Stampin’ Up! Regionals

Stampin’ Up was in Orlando this past weekend for a little mini convention!  Demonstrators like me came from all over Florida and some even from close states to stamp and learn for the day.  Stampin’ Up has several each year in different states, so they haven’t been here in FL for over 2 years.   They have one more left so I won’t post the pictures of their projects so I don’t spoil it for the last stop on their trip!

I will show you what I presented, though!  I was one of the lucky ones chosen to present what they call a Workshop Wow, which is a project that is easy to do but still shows a little something new.  I decided to play around with our CORK sheets that are on page 205 of the big Idea Book & Catalog:

You get 6 sheets, 6″ x 13″ per package for only 9.95!   I cracked up when someone said “We sell cork?  I didn’t even know we sold that!”

Here are the projects I demonstrated using different mediums. I’ll be doing videos for Stamping School for all these projects but just showing the pics here. (and for those of you on SSchool, these videos won’t count towards your weekly exclusive videos – just extras)

AND by the way, the Designer Series paper you see on these is a sneak peek from our upcoming Summer Mini Catalog!

This first one I showed is just putting it behind our pendant note.  I didn’t get a good pic of it before I gave it to SU after my demo so it’s cut off a bit!

created by Linda Heller

This next one has circles cut with our Sizzix Circle #2 die and I attached our white Fleurettes on with brads:

created by Linda Heller

Embossing on cork is my fav thing to do!  It gets a nice, glossy shine to the image with Craft Black ink and clear powder…

created by Linda Heller

This is another way to alter and emboss the cork using craft, pigment ink and powder:

created by Linda Heller

Just stamping on it with black StazOn and coloring with markers (and another sneak peek of a new stamp set…)

Created by Linda Heller

This was my favorite –  a little monogram note set and crystal effects on cork:

created by Linda Heller

I hope that inspired you to get some cork!


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8 Responses to Cork & 2011 Orlando Stampin’ Up! Regionals

  1. Susan says:

    wow…you have my attention about the cork items; wowsers!!thanks big time, for sharing..

  2. Jackie says:

    You were fabulous! Loved the ideas as always!

  3. lindastamps says:

    thanks, Jackie! It sure was fun!

    Linda Heller Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Executive 407-767-6971 or toll free 1-866-460-4902 My Stampin’ Blog: Stamping School!

  4. Sharon Jensen says:

    Hi Linda…all your cards were awesome, especially the cork and yes you have inspired me to get some cork on my next order.
    I really enjoyed the convention, and I didn’t PANIC about getting my samples done LOL. It was nice to have the printed instructions so that we could take them home to finish.
    One question, if we wanted to make coasters with a stamped image, other than stazyon, how would the image stay? Or would it be good to heat emboss. Do you think that a glass could still be put on the coaster without tipping? That would make an awesome gift…..a set of coasters which could be co-ordinated with the colours of the persons kitchen or whatever.
    Can’t wait for instructions on Stampin School….you sure are a busy lady.

  5. SharonLea says:

    These are great Linda. As always you create fun and easy peasy cards to make. Love it.

  6. You were da bomb at Regional, girlfriend! Loved what you did with the cork and you looked MAAAVELOUS up there, darlin’! Great job!

  7. Mason says:

    I was there in Orlando and we (my other 4 buddies) loved your presentation and we all are ready to get that cork out and give it a try. BTW…we drove from Virginia to go to the regional. 11 hours, but it was fun. Thanks

  8. lindastamps says:

    Thanks! Wow, 11 hours- I prob would have too. The things we’ll do for stamping!


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