Friday, May 21, 2010

Convention Swaps

Well, I am now in Sydney having a blast at Stampin' Up! Convention. Can't wait to share lots of news and pics with you when I get back. In the meantime, I wanted to share pictures of the swaps I did for Convention. Swaps are where demonstrators make a bunch of the same card to swap with other demonstrators. It's a great way to get ideas and inspiration.

I was looking to do something a little different and this is what I came up with. It's called a Colour Me Card and it is a card to give to kids that they can colour in themselves! How cool is that??!!

Stamps: Pony Party, Occassional Greetings
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Basic Black Ink, Cutter Kit, Brads, Word Window Punch, ¾” Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon

I have done a little flip chart with 3 pictures so the kids have more to colour in :)

I have used a gorgeous stamp from the new Autumn-Winter Mini called Pony Party. It has a heap of little accessories as you can see from the next picture

These pictures show what is in the flip chart. Aren't the accessories cute!! I can see myself making MANY cute little girls cards with this set!!

And, to top it off.................

A pack of pencils inside the card :) I made a box to measure for the pencils. To stop it from sliding out when you hold the card up I tied some ribbon and threaded it through the window. I have attached the box to the card using Dotto which is a repositional adhesive so you can remove the pencils if you like.

So what do you think?? I was pretty proud of myself for this card. I really hope the other demos like it as much as I do!

I made 50 of these as they were quite labour intensive. I wanted to take 100 swaps to Convention though, so I decided to do a different idea for my second 50.

This is what I came up with :)

If you haven't seen these before they are a bookmark made from a giant paperclip. Very cute! I made these flowers by punching out 7 or 8 of the 5 petal flower punch in designer series papers and then screwing them up and then unscrewing them. I have then attached them to a flower punch in green for the leaves and secured them with a brad. Then you just arrange them to suit the way you want them to look. You can also do these with the scallop circle and the butterfly punch, they all give a slightly different looking flower :)

Here is the box of finished bookmarks done in all different colours :)

Supplies: Assorted DSP, Brad, Kiwi Kiss/Old Olive Cardstock, 1" circles in assorted coloured Cardstock to attach to the paperclip with dimensionals.
Tools: 5 petal flower punch

Ok, that's it from me. I will be back in a few days all pumped up from Convention so watch this space!!!




Fiona Harrison said...

The pony party colour card is amazing, I got to see one at Convention & it is even better IRL. Great job!

Terri said...

I saw the pony card swap as well, that was such an awesome idea, will definately be making some of those. Well done!!

~Lisa J~ said...

Thanks for your lovely comments guys, I love hearing them!!

Scrapin Mel said...

Thank you for swaping with me at convention....Melissa