Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Spring (finally!)

I guess it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a project with you guys. Whoops haha. Today I want to share two cards I made for swaps at a Stampin’ Up! Regional event I attended this last weekend. First I have to share some pictures from regional, because even though it’s an event centered around stamping and your business, you meet the nicest people and have so much fun! And bonus! We got our new catalog early before everyone else. (Trust me when I say the new catalog is awesome).  I went with my friend and upline Jennifer Thomas (if you haven’t checked out her blog you should). Stampin’ Up! Events really are so much fun. I’m so lucky I get to be a part of such a great group of people and go to such awesome events. If you’d like to come along to convention this year, contact me and I’ll let you know how you can.

Here’s Jennifer and me in our hotel room sending pictures to other demonstrators so they know what we look like so they can find us. 

Here’s us outside the Stampin’ Up! Home office. It was cold and we wanted to go in already (but we managed to take a nice picture haha)
Anyway moving on. For those of you who don’t know, swapping is something done at events (but not always) and generally you make a bunch of cards, usually only the card fronts, and you swap them with other people in order to get more ideas and give your ideas. They are tons of fun and a great way to see a ton of awesome ideas.

Since you’re usually making a bunch of cards, swaps tend to be fairly simple, but some people like to go crazy and do amazing over-the-top cards. I’m a poor, college kid so I kept mine simple haha. My idea for these swaps was to do the same greeting but in extremely different styles. Each card has the same sentiment “happy spring” but as you can see they are very different happy springs (if that makes sense). Let’s look at the cards now.

Stamps: A Little Bit of Spring
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Natural Linen Thread

Stamps: A Little Bit of Spring, Four Frames, Spring Sampler
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Cloudy Day Textured Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/4” Circle Punch, 1-3/8” Circle Punch

Sorry for such a long blog post, I just had so much I wanted to share with you guys. If you have any questions let me know. If you’d like to come to convention let me know. And if you like these projects let me know! ;)

Have a great day!

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