Toil & Trouble Suite – Available September 5th

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2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

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Hi Stampers! Today I want to share with you the projects I created using the new Toil & Trouble suite that I submitted to Stampin’ Up to hopefully become a display board stamper for OnStage in November. Being a display board stamper is an honor that only a handful of demonstrators get to enjoy every time OnStage rolls around. If I’m chosen, this will be my 3rd time representing Stampin’ Up as a display stamper!

Oh hey! I’m also offering a class in September for the new Toil & Trouble suite! RSVP by September 3rd! Details for the Toil & Trouble class can be found on this page. Each class ticket comes with all the paper and embellishments you need to create 5 gorgeous projects.

September 2018 Class of the Month featuring Toil & Trouble by Stampin' Up

I’m so excited to show you my projects today. I’d like to start by giving you some background information on the projects below. My goal was to use everything from a single product suite. I chose to use the Toil & Trouble suite because I adore everything about this suite! I’m pleased to say that I used every product in the suite at least once plus added some great coordinating products from the holiday catalog as well as the annual catalog.

I also decided to break out some retired products for a few of the projects. I think it’s important to sprinkle in some of the retired products you might have already to show you new ways to use those products with new favorites.

Alright! On to the projects!

Toil & Trouble Scrapbook Spread

I am so over the moon about the new Toil & Trouble suite! It was my number one must have from the holiday catalog. I’m very proud of this scrapbook layout. These days I don’t put together many scrapbook layouts so this was a fun stretch for my creative muscles.

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

Here’s the complete first page with space for journaling:

And the second page with a noxious bubble brew:

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

My favorite part of this spread is the bubbling cauldron. I used various sized circles and sponged them to make them look three dimensional. I then added the highlight with a white gel pen to make them take on that magnificent bubble form.

I used the now retired Spooky Cat stamp set to make the angry and worried eyes you see throughout the spread.

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

The rim of the cauldron was tricky! I wanted it to be oval but I didn’t have an oval large enough to go over the circle that I traced from a bowl. I had to make my own. My husband showed me a neat little trick that wood workers use to make ovals and now I pass it along to you!

 

How cute are these little spiders!! I seriously love these little trinkets. It’s the first thing that “jumped” off the page at me when I was looking through the catalog for the first time.

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

And this little frog is super cute too! His name is Herbert.

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Scrapbook Layout by Stacey Lane

Toil & Trouble Card #1: Ghosties!

My favorite image in the Cauldron Bubble stamp set is the little ghost. I created this background by first stamping the ghost onto watercolor paper and embossing with white embossing powder. To get the color, I applied water liberally to the paper and dropped in Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape randomly until I was satisfied with the way it looked.

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Card designed by Stacey Lane

Toil & Trouble Card #2: Glowing Sorcerer’s Hat

I love gradients. I love how easy they are to make and I love how much class they add to the finished project. For this card, I sponged Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody onto the bottom of the card base. The hat was colored with Stampin’ Blends markers in Rich Razzleberry and Pineapple Punch

2018 OnStage Display Board Stamper Application - Toil & Trouble Suite - Card designed by Stacey Lane

Toil & Trouble Card #3: Witches Brew

The star of this card is the witch with her cauldron. I love the images in this set because they are perfect for showcasing the Stampin’ Blends markers, one of my new favorite coloring tools!

Toil & Trouble Pillowbox

I just love the spider webs from the new Toil & Trouble suite! Spiders are one of my favorite creatures (not that I want one crawling on me #heebiejeebies) so of course I had to put them to use!

Here’s a close up of the tag that I created, along with the spider, which was colored with Basic Black and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

Toil & Trouble Spider Box

I recently was given a gift that came in a wonderfully detailed small box that had embossing on both the top and bottom of the box. It served as the inspiration for this box that I have created completely from scratch (for more details on how I created the cardboard base, check out my box-making process here).

I busted out my now retired spider web embossing folder and added a touch of class with the new Tufted embossing folder. I wanted this box to be elegant looking, so I chose to complete it by wrapping it with a simple bow and hanging a spider charm from the knot.

And here’s what the inside looks like:

And how it looks when it’s opened fully:

Want a closer look? Here’s a video:

 

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Looking for your Austin area Stampin' Up demonstrator? Stacey Lane is here for you! I serve the Northern Austin area, focusing on Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown and Taylor, but I'm also happy to travel! Whether you want to host a workshop, order some supplies or are looking for the perfect speaker for your retreat, I'm here to meet your needs! Email me today to book your event or request a catalog!

2 Comments on “Toil & Trouble Suite – Available September 5th”

  1. Do you only leave your videos up for a short time? Just asking? I went to discover your directions for your spider box, and it says it’s NOT available?

    1. Oh goodness! I didn’t realize that the video never auto published! Thank you for commenting! You should be able to view it now. The video doesn’t contain instructions on how the box is created but I’ll keep that in mind for a future video.

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