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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