Showing posts with label World of Dreams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World of Dreams. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 Stampin' Up! convention swaps

  • Stampin' Up Convention Swaps 2014
  • Let's get together each month and make our Paper Pumpkin kits
  • Paper Pumpkin kits are 50% off for your first two kits
I can hardly believe Stampin' Up! convention is already over.  It went by so fast!.  I'm so excited about all the new kits and the  Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog we were able to see and buy from right at the show.  I'll be busy making samples until the official launch of the catalog to customers on August 28, 2014.

Meanwhile, here are the three swaps I did for this year's event.  Stay tuned over the next few days as I show you some of the fantastic swaps I received in return.

Stampin' Up! World of Dreams

The Stampin' Up! annual catalog went live in June, and I'm playing with all the new rubber stamp sets, polymer set, which I'm beginning to favor more and more, new punches, dies, and embossing folder. 

Here's the recipe for my first Convention swap card.
    Stamps: World of Dreams
    Paper:   Back to Black, Whisper white, Smoky Slate
    Inks:  Jet Black Stazon
    Accessories:  Naturals Can Dots

The Stampin' Up! annual catalog went live in June, and I'm playing with all the new rubber stamp sets, polymer set, (which I'm beginning to favor more and more), new punches, dies, and embossing folders.
This is the card I used for Sherri Robinson’s shoe box swap of 50 cards. Sherri has been hosting this swap for as long as I can remember, and it is one of my favorite swaps. This year, I believe the quality was the best-ever. I came away with cards I enjoyed making and that I’ll be proud to display. Here’s my card for this swap:

Stampin' Up! Traveler stamp set

  • Recipe: 
    Stamps:  Traveler (pg. 38), World Map background stamp (pg. 38)

    Ink:  Jet Black Staz-on, Baked Brown sugar

    Paper:  Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Naturals Ivory (page 193)

    Accessories:  1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon (pg. 207), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (pg. 209), Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine (p. 207)

    Tools:  On Film Framelit, Paper Piercer (for poking out the small pieces of the photo frame), Big shot Die-Cutting machine, and Magnetic Platform, Bone Folder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (pg.221), Dimensionals, Red Sticky Strip tape, Stamping Sponges (Pg. 210)

Sherri is displaying her gorgeous face painting from the Awards night after-party.
This raised flower card was a third swap card I made for Convention.  I used this one for Lyssa’s Convention 2014 “Now This is convention Quality” Swap.  As usual, the swaps from this swap were wonderful. 
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die

I brayed White velum card stock with Pink Pirouette.  Once dry, I used the Flower Frenzy Bugz L Die to cut the flowers.  I creased from just about the center of the flower to the tip of the petal with a bone folder and then pinched the velum card stock together giving it a slightly raised effect.  The center was held together with a Candy Dot Brad Base with a Pearl in the center.  I was able to cut several flowers at once using the Big Show die.  Then all four of the cut flowers used to make one flower fit into the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for a single run through the embossing machine.  I attached the flower to the Whispers White layer before mounting to the Pink Pirouette layer so the brad back was hidden.  Take a look at a few more swaps and card samples from the convention display boards on the photos link in my Meetup site.

  • Stamps: None
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette,
  • Paper: Lullaby DSP, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, White Velum Card Stock
  • Accessories: Candy Dot Brad Bases, Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride ¾” Chevron Ribbon
  • Tools: Brayer, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions embossing folder, Big shot Die-Cutting machine, and Magnetic Platform, Textured Boutique Machine, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Bone Folder
Lyssa has so much fun at her own swaps. . .and she was honored with many awards this year including Founder’s Circle!  Yeah Lyssa!
This year is going to be so much fun for stampers.  Stampin’ Up! is making it easier and easier for demonstrators and customers to get our projects done quickly – just what we need with our busy schedules and lack of storage space for all our supplies.  Three kits from Convention I’m excited to tell you about:
Paper Pumpkin kits are going to be even more exciting!  These once-a-month kits offer even more value, with precut papers and accessories included, giving you everything you needs (except the usual scissors, glue, etc.) to make cute projects that you’ll be excited to use for birthdays or gifts. Order month to month, or save money by signing up for a monthly subscription.
  • I'm thinking about hosting a monthly Snack, Chat and Craft meetup for ladies who want to get together and make the Stampin' Up! monthly Paper Pumpkin kit.  Let's share ideas for ways to use the kit other than the standard way the kit is configured.  Any interest?  Sign up for my mailing list or leave me a comment below.
  • Don't receive your monthly Paper Pumpkin kits yet?  Sign up between now and Sept 10 and get your first two months at 50% off.  Shipping is free.
With fall / winter holidays right around the corner, Stampin’ Up! is introducing two more kits – both coming with the  Holiday mini catalog at the end of August.  U.S. Demonstrators can begin pre-ordering items 1-August-2014.   One Halloween wreath kit and the other is a Watercolor Winter Card Kit – two super-fun projects. These on page 36 and 37 when you receive your copy of the new Holiday Mini catalog next month, if you’re one of my regular customers.  If you don’t have a U.S. demonstrator and need a copy of the holiday mini catalog, send me a quick note before the end of July so I can add you to my catalog mailing list.

Sign up on my mailing list to be notified of these upcoming classes:
· August - Birthday Cards
· September – Treat bags
· October – Thank you cards
· November – Gift tags
· December – Last-minute Holiday cards and tags
· January – Valentine’s Day
· February – Thinking of You
· March – Graduation gift giving
· April - Mothers’ Day card

· May – Father’s day cards


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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