Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Convention swaps 1

Getting very excited now because tomorrow I’m off to Paris for the annual Stampin’ Up!® European Convention! I’ll be travelling with five other excited demonstrators to Disneyland, where the Convention will be held on Friday and Saturday. I don’t expect I’ll be able to update my blog while I’m away but have scheduled a couple of posts to keep you going – and will have lots of news when I return!

Swapping is a big part of Convention but I have to admit that making the same project over and over again really doesn’t float my boat. So I may not have made as many swaps as some ladies but I have made an effort and there are some little cards made to fit the small square envelopes in our new catalogue.   They’re all bagged up and ready to go, with the recipe printed on a piece of paper in the back. As you can see, they’re not all the same – that’s partly because I didn’t have enough of the same sheets of Designer Paper for 30 cards and partly to keep the job interesting for me!

I’ve used the hostess stamp set, Happiest Birthday Wishes, which I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of. This is the most expensive hostess set in the catalogue – one of the benefits of the new Hostess Scheme is that even a £150 workshop can earn you the biggest hostess set, with some free spends to spare!

I’ve stamped the image three times – once in Melon Mambo on Whisper White; twice in Concord Crush – on Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. I’ve punched them out using the 1” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch and the scallop circle punch. In fact, you’ll notice that there’s very little cutting on these cards – the punches did all the hard work!

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Paper: Cheerful Treat (hostess)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery, 1” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, scallop circle punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Very pretty! Have a wonderful time at Convention - it's a whirlwind but SO much fun!! Enjoy!

  2. These are so pretty! Have a wonderful time! I'm sure you will get many beautiful swaps in return!


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