Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention Swaps

  • Butterfly Basics Convention Swap
  • Boho Chic Stampin' Up Convention Swaps
  • Card ideas

  • Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention Swaps

    Here's another swap I did for Convention.  I'm still straightening up my craft room following the weeks leading up to Convention and the clutter created in my craft room from designing and  assembling 5 different designs for Convention swaps.

    The biggest challenge with this card was die cutting the butterflies in bulk.  I usually order two of each thinlit die set so when I'm producing cards in large numbers, the work is reduced by half by having two of the same thinlit go through the Big Shot at once.  In this case, I had already made a couple dozen butterflies before my second thinlit arrived.  I found that the thinlit that I had used multiple times before and the new thinlit didn't cut the same.  Because one was very used, I needed to a shim under that butterfly  thinlit to get it to cut completely through our wonderful, thick Stampin' Up! card stock.  After a couple of attempts to line up one with shim, one without I found it was faster just to use one die at a time.   Next time I'll remind myself to order duplicate thinlits at the same time and use them together to keep them working well.

    Here's the recipe for this card.

    • Stamps: Butterfly Basics (137154)
    • Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper
    • Ink:  Basic Grey, Elegant Eggplant Marker, Old Olive Marker
    • Accessories:   7/8" Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Wisteria Wonder 1/2" seam binding, Oval Framelits, Basic Pearls, Butterflies Thinlit die, Big Shot Die Cutting machine, Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform

     Demonstrator Advantage

    Demonstrators can view many of the live transmissions from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Convention  via video If you missed the streamed sessions showing wonderful card and craft ideas  from the upcoming Fall and Holiday catalog at Convention 2015, take a look at the videos for ideas for the upcoming season.

    And if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator to earn discounts on what you buy or as a way to earn a little extra money for the holidays, don't forget: 

    • Demonstrators who sign up August can place orders for the new fall & winter catalog products, in addition to selecting items from the main catalog
    • Did you know that if you host a Stampin' Up! party with your friends, that rewards you earn from the sales during a party you host can be applied to the Stampin' Up! starter kit.
    • Check out more info about becoming either a hobby demonstrator or as a fun, rewarding career, here.
    • Check out all the great items you can select from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog and Idea book.  You can download it right now

    Boho Chic Swaps from Convention

    Here are some of the great swaps I received this year at Convention.  I've uploaded more at the photo link on my Meetup Site.  I'm working on fall card classes, so if you see something you would like me to include leave me a message either here or on my Meetup Site.

    Three cards all used the Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder differently

    Want more ideas?

    Want more ideas?  Take a look at the swaps I made and received during Convention and uploaded to the photos section of my Meetup site.  See something you like?  Leave me a comment here.  I'll be putting together a general card class shortly and this is one way for your desires to be known

    Quick Links


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/