Friday, 2 November 2012

Team gifts for Convention




Today I feel I can show you my team gifts. This started as a simple idea and grew and grew... then, due to feeling under the weather, shrunk quite a bit again!

It all started at Convention last year when I was a source of amusement (again!) for having “holiday slippers”. I have a pair of ballerina-style slippers which I always take away with me, wherever I go, because I don’t like wandering around in socks or bare feet on strange floors. Does that make me weird? Apparently so.

So I decided that this year’s Convention gift for my team would be holiday slippers, decorated with Stampin’ Up!® fabric. Creating these was really easy, mainly because my Mum did the sewing for me! Thanks, Mum! 

I began by cutting the fabric into the size of the Bigz die and fixing them to iron-on interfacing. I ran these through the Big Shot using the Fun Flowers die and then stacked up the flowers with a co-ordinating button. To be honest, the hardest part was removing the satin bow that was very clumsily glued on to the front of the slippers! Oh, and getting their shoe sizes proved a little tricky, too!

One of my lovely customers came up with the rather fabby bags for me. They were the perfect size for the slippers but begged to be decorated, so I added some co-ordinating Floral District paper, then adapted this year’s Convention logo to feature their names, cut out with Labels Collection Framelits. 

I made a divider using pieces of backing card from DSP packs and, in the back, added a pack of tissues, some biscuits, a notepad and a decorated pen. Forgive me if I don’t post a recipe as there are lots of elements to this and I’m running out of time. Also I made five of these which were all different in various ways.

3 comments:

  1. Freakin' AWESOME!! Wow, just really, really lovely and very thoughtful!!! Your team will love you even more!!!

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  2. absolutely b****y brilliant (in the words of Ron Weasley!)...feel there may be a lot of us crafty stampers stealing this idea!!!

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  3. This is such a wonderful gift set! Beautiful and practical!! Fantastic ideas!!

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