There are many highlights of Convention, several of which I'll share with you in coming days, with photos. One of the great parts is 'swapping' with others - we make a card front, or 3-D papercraft item, using Stampin' Up! products, and the idea is to make multiples. This allows us to swap our creations with others, who in return share their ideas. I detest making multiples of anything; the mass-production process really detracts from the enjoyment of creating. However, I broke it down into manageable 'bites' this year, making three different designs. This allowed me to get to 100 swaps without having a breakdown! I have gone with tags, rather than cards, this year, and thought I'd share them with you.
My first tag is a very simple one, in soft colours, letting the beautiful Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper do all the 'talking'. The tag was finished with a coating of Champagne Mist shimmer spray, but unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show in the photo.
Stamps: Clearly For You
Card: Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede stampin' pads
Other: Two Tags die, Modern Label punch, sponge dauber, Basic Pearl, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Subtles Flower brad, Champagne Mist shimmer paint (mixed with Isocol to make shimmer spray)
Next I designed a masculine tag, and made as many as I could until I ran out of the checked Well Worn Designer Series Paper:
Stamps: Up, Up & Away; Short & Sweet
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
DSP: Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Two Tags die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tasteful Trim Die, Word Window punch, paper snips, sponge dauber, Blue denim ribbon, Linen Thread, Tombow liquid glue
Lastly, I made a tag using some of the In Colors that will retire when our new catalogue comes out. I've used Mixed Bunch stamp set, and the inlaid embossing technique:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz stampin' pads
Other: Blossom punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. 3/4" circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Basic Rhinestone, Concord Crush ribbon, Lucky Limeade baker's twine
I hope you're having ALMOST as much fun as I am this weekend! I'll be back soon, to share pics of my few days of excitement.