Saturday, July 28, 2012

Convention gift and bag of goodies!

Hi there -
Here's a photo of the spectacular gift my roomie, Julie brought to me...isn't it adorable!?!  She used the Storytime DSP and the Natural Composition Specialty DSP to make the boxes.  LOVE it :)
It was a wonderful surprise!
Thanks for stopping by -
kirstin

Friday, July 27, 2012

Convention Swap Directions

Hi there -
  As promised here are the directions for how to make the double pocket card I made for my convention swap this year.  It's pretty easy! :)
To begin with, choose a cardstock color for the base.  I used Crumb Cake on this one.  You'll need a piece 4¼ by 11, so you can make 2 out of one sheet of cardstock.  Score along the 11" side at:  4¼, 6½, 8¾ and 10½.  The smallest section is just ½' wide - that's the section you'll fancy up by using the scallop edge punch or scallop trim punch.  Then "mountain/valley" fold so that the largest section is in the back and the smallest, scalloped edge folds down in the very front.  Staple once on each side towards the edge right where the ribbon will go around.  The DSP will cover the staples, don't worry!  You need 2 pieces of DSP - preferably different designs that coordinate.  Piece A is 4x2¼ and piece B is 4x1½.  Piece A goes on the back section, piece B goes in the front - tucking under the scallop edge and covering the staples.  The rest is just embellishing - rounded corners, ribbon, greeting - whatever to make it your own.
Hope that explains it well enough - holler if you need more details!
Thanks for stopping by -
kirstin

Convention swaps!

Hi there -
   Just returned from the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City and had an absolute blast!  I met some wonderful new people, attended some great classes and of course...laughed way too much with my bestest buddy and roomie, Julie!  Or is it possible to laugh too much...maybe not! :) Lots of photos and ideas to share but first here's my convention swap. 
I made almost 100 of these in various patterns. It is a double pocket card.  It can be a business tool if you add a business card to the front lower pocket and then a stack of "wish lists" in the back pocket.  Or you could add a stack of dimensionals or rhinestones or a note to your customer.  Lots of options. I used the Taking Care of Business stamp set from the supply list.  The Tempting Turquoise version I turned into a birthday card with a gift card in the front lower pocket and a happy birthday message in the back pocket.  I'll give the dimensions in my next post!

Holler if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by -
kirstin