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OnStage Gifts

My fellow demonstrators are just such generous people.  I received the following gifts in Milwaukee (#OnStage2018) and I wanted to share them with you.  Tomorrow I plan to show you the swaps I received.  Fingers crossed because the shelf that holds my dies above my Big Shot fell down and I need to get that fixed.  😦

This first one is from Cheryl Lee (my direct upline) for my promotion to Silver.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cheryl Lee

Cheryl also gave me these gifts.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cheryl LeeIMG_4215_watermark

This was from Rachel Tessman (Cheryl’s upline).  There are chocolates inside.  Yum!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rachel Tessman

These are from Susan Campfield, Rachel’s upline.

And from my wonderful friends.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Terri PhelpsJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Carole GarrisonJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Linda LarsonJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sue DyasJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sandy Stellenberg

Sandy followed these directions for the purse.

2016-2018 In-Colors


Stampers with ARt Stars Gift Exchange

On Tuesday night I got to go to Rachel Tessman’s house for a Stampers With ARt gift exchange.  I always have such a fun time with this group of stampers.

Here is what I made for the gift exchange, on Tuesday I’ll post what I got there.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Santa bag

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Whole Lot of Lovely Explosion box

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Whole Lot of Lovely Explosion box


I followed the instructions for the explosion box from here.

For the Santa bag:

Cut the Real Red Cardstock to 7 3/4″ x 12″.  Score along the long edge at 3″, 5 3/4″, 8 3/4″, 11 1/2″.  Score along the short side at 5″.

I created the belt buckle with the Everyday Label Punch.  For the gold foil piece, I punched out a lable and then stuck it back in to shorten it.  For the basic black piece, I started with a 1″ wide piece of cardstock and lined it up with the interior points on the punch. The gold foil is again left over from the Watercolor Christmas kit but you can use gold foil sheets also.

I used the 1/8″ circle punch for the ribbon holes but the 1/16″ would be much better.  I had to use some beads to keep the ribbon from coming out.  I don’t remember which circle punch I used to hold the Eos but it was a little too small.  Also, I added a 1/2″ to the Eos holder part so I could fold the cardstock under and adhere it to the box.


145409 Brights Best 12″ X 12″ Cardstock Pack
131203 Soft Sky 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
132622 Gold Foil Sheets
135315 Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
144668 Everyday Label Punch
141478 Flourish Thinlits Dies
132137 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
144159 Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
144649 Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
134363 1/16″  Circle Punch
134365 1/8″ Circle Punch
143263 Big Shot
140603 Big Shot Die Brush
102300 Bone Folder
122334 Simply Scored
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive



Merry Little Christmas Memories & More, Day 3

I needed at least one 3D item for my display at Demos Galore so I created a box and filled it with chocolate.

J. Pollock Designs - IMG_3357 watermark

Here are the dimensions for the box. Cut out the sections with the squiggly lines.

J. Pollock Designs - 2 x 3 box


144638 Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
144245 Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
122334 Simply Scored
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
144172 Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
134363 1/16″  Circle Punch



More Holiday Catalog Previews

The Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow but here are a few more previews to get you excited.

This past Saturday I was at a gathering of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we made these fun projects.  Susan Campfield always has great gatherings for her demonstrators.

This first card uses the Two-Tiered Eclipse technique.  Check out Susan’s post about the technique here.


These cute little guys come from a new stamp and framelit set in the Holiday Catalog.  Check out Susan’s post here about them.  Just a note on them, if you don’t stamp a clean image, this is one time you can’t just flip the paper over.  Check out my snowman.  🙂

And for the last project, it’s using some of the new Quilted Christmas paper from the Holiday catalog and is a fun fold.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Quilted ChristmasIMG_3290 watermark

We used an 8″ x 8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to make this.  See below for scoring info.  The diagonals are made using a ruler between the score lines at 4″.  The blue lines fold mountain style and the others are all valley folds.

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Yankee Candle Votive Gift Box

Here is another project from Pootles for my next craft fair.  Inside the box is a lilac scented Yankee Candle.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! votive candle box


138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
133322 Petite Petals Punch
135346 Punch Corner Project Life
141688 Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
141681 Regals Enamel Shapes
103683 Glue Dots
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
122334 Simply Scored




Tea Lights Gift Box

I signed up for another craft fair and it’s this May so I need to start working on items to sell.  This one is from Pootles (I just love her!).  I followed the directions from this post of hers.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Suite Sayings, tea lights box


140712 Suite Sayings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
119685 Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
120907 Decorative Label Punch
133322 Petite Petals Punch
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
114319 Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon
138416 White Perfect Accents
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive





Cool Treats, day 7

I made this cute little candy purse based on this blog post.  Just like yesterday, I would recommend using brads to hold on the handles because they keep coming off.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Cool Treats

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! Cool Treats


145181 Cool Treats Photopolymer Bundle
142770 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
138334 Watermelon Wonder 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
138323 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
138416 White Perfect Accents
103683 Glue Dots
104332 Snail Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive
122334 Simply Scored