Convention Swaps #2 & #3

Today’s convention swaps were used for general swapping and not an organized swap.  Both were designed to showcase selections of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the annual catalog. 
One of my favorite papers this year is the Sweet Li’l Things DSP.  The photos in the catalog do not do it justice!  I received a sample of the paper and after seeing it, knew that I had to add it to my paper stash. It is such a fun paper.  For the swap, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder card stocks and stampin’ pads were used to coordinate with the DSP page selected.  I think the sleeping fox page is so cute.  The sentiment used is from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set and the star is from the Festival of Trees stamp set (note: don’t forget to look through all your stamps, often you find the perfect stamp in a set that goes with your theme).   The Note Tag punch was used to cut the sentiment after stamping.  The finishing touches include the coordinating 1″ Dotted Lace Trim and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

“For Baby” using Stampin’ Up! Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper with Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder Colors

This other swap showcases the Bohemian Designer Series Paper…it’s a beautiful, vibrant paper.  Coordinating card stocks of Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon and Blackberry Bliss were used.
The sentiment was stamped using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad ink on Very Vanilla card stock, cut with the 2″ circle punch  and then layered onto the Blackberry Bliss card stock punched from the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch.  It’s a simple card yet highlights the Bohemian DSP.

Stampin’ Up! Bohemian Designer Series Paper Showcased
Look for the remaining convention swaps in my next post…plus the Big Brown Truck just arrived with my Holiday Catalog Pre-order!!!  Shh, don’t tell but I’ll share a sneak peek with the last two swaps so be sure to follow me so you can see some new goodies.

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Stampin’ Up! Convention Card Swaps

Made it home yesterday from the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City and in the next couple of posts, I will share with you the cards that made to swap with other demonstrators.  The swaps are a great way for demonstrators to share card ideas using different techniques, color combinations, etc. The convention was lots of fun and attendees were able to get a “sneak peak” of the upcoming mini Holiday Catalog.  All I can say is “WOW!”  Just wait until you see the new products…the stamp sets, project kits and Designer Series Papers are wonderful.  Now to share convention swap #1…
The card was designed for a swap designated: Black and White with Color.  The guidelines specified that only one additional color could be added.  The flower from the “You’ve Got This” stamp set was used.  The pop of color was stamped with the background stamp using Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad followed with stamping the bloom with Memento Black Ink. The bloom was fussy cut and adhered to cover the bloom stamped with StazOn White Ink.
Stampin’ Up! “You’ve Got This”- Black & White with Watermelon Wonder

The photo below was taken in the hotel room before leaving for the convention festivities..closeups of the others will be shared in other posts this week so be sure to check back!
Stampin’ Up! Convention Swaps 2015
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Timeless Elegance

It’s been a busy few weeks…not only did my grandson visit for 10 days but I’ve been busy preparing card swaps for this week’s Stampin’ Up! convention.  So be prepared, I will be sharing lots of cards and other projects in the upcoming weeks.

We attended a wedding this weekend so I took a break from preparing swaps to make a card for  the “new mr. & mrs.”  The card design is one that my friend, Cindee Wilkinson, at Just Sponge It, recently shared.  Timeless Elegance designer series paper is used but stepped-up to become even more elegant. The paper is itself is beautiful but by using a sponge dauber to apply stamping ink, it’s transformed.  I chose Lost Lagoon to use as my color scheme. 

Wedding Card using Stampin’ Up! Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper & Lost Lagoon    
Be sure to check back next week to see the first batch of swaps!

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