Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Convention Swap #1

I got back a couple days ago from Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 in Salt Lake City.  I have finally gotten a few hours of solid sleep and can think more clearly.  I have so many ideas it has been hard to decide where to begin.  I have updated my class schedule and uploaded all my photos to my computer.  I took over 700.

"Be the Difference" was the theme of this years convention.  It has encouraged me to think out of my comfort zone in my business and community.  Over the next week or so I will share more of the photos I took at convention.  For now, how about a card.

This is one of the 5 cards I made to swap with other demonstrators at convention.  This was my largest group as I made 216 of this card.  That is 432 flowers stamped and punched, 432 dimensionals, 216 stamped sentiments, 216 cuts of ribbon, 216...of my gosh it was tiring the first time to remind myself again.  I made this card for swapping with my StampersExpress Family, the shoebox swap with my Stampin' Addicts friends, and for general floor swaps with anyone with a card to trade.

It is a fantastic card and the saying can have so many meaning and uses.  It is from the "Feel Goods" stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  You can easily change the card for any color collection.  Just use the coordinating buttons, pack of DSP, and ink.  The coolest thing about this card is the ease of making them in bulk.  There are 72 buttons in a pack of Designer Buttons (available in all 4 color collections--I used Bold Bright).  The beautiful chevron ribbon (I used Marina Mist) cuts into exactly 72 five inch pieces.  You can get 48 cuts from one sheet of Designer Series Paper (Polka Dot Parade DSP) and 28 cuts from one sheet of cardstock (Real Red embossed piece).

Stamps:  Feel Goods (WM #131916, CM #129684), Flower Shop (WM #130939, CM #130942)
Ink: Real Red #126949, Dafodil Delight #126944, Stazon Black #101406
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Daffodil Delight #119683, Real Red #102482
Accessories:  Pansy Punch #130698 (available as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set on pg 95), Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Bold Bright Buttons #130028, Rhinstone Basic Jewels #119246, Dimensionals #104430, Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon #130016, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Big Shot #113439

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