Share What You Love Swaps

At Stampin’ Up! Events we do swaps.  What’s a swap – well it’s like a cookie exchange but instead of making cookies and exchanging them with your neighbors we make cards and swap them with each other.  Mostly we swap cards but some people do scrapbook pages, little treats or other crafty items.  You come up with one design and make a number of them and then find other people to swap with so you come home with a variety of ideas.

This time I’m participating in a 50 card swap – it’s an organized swap that we had to sign up for.  I made 50 cards of the same design.  Now my swap uses the Share What You Love Designer Series paper and the 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons so I actually have 5 versions of the same card.  What changes is the paper and the color of the button – everything else is the same.

I matched up the buttons to the different patterns of paper – they aren’t perfect match in all cases but they are close enough that they work.  Do you love how they turned out?  I sure do.  And I love those little flower buttons!  Have you tried them they are flat and so easy to add to a card.

Supply List

  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • White card stock
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons
  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set
  • Stazon Black ink
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Paper Snips

 

The trick to making this card is to cut a 4″ square of the designer series paper.  Then layer on a 4-1/4″ square of Basic Black.  Position on the front of the card at an angle – I use my liquid glue to adhere – then I can slide it just a little if needed.  Once it’s glued down then I trim the edges.  Use paper snips or a heavy duty cutter – the paper trimmer won’t cut through all the layers so it doesn’t work so well. 

To attach the flower I just used the little flower button on a Mini Dimensional and put it through the center of the flower.  Technically the flower isn’t even attached to the card.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  This was my swap for the Creating Success Training group swap. 

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Mickey Friend Gifts

Did you know that I’m heading to Orlando, Florida for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event this week?  And it’s Stampin’ Up!s 30th Birthday!  And it’s Mickey’s 90th Birthday!  So this week will be all about celebrating – birthday’s, accomplishments, friendships and more.  When I go to a Stampin’ Up! event I love to make little gifts to give to my friends.  Being part of this company has allowed me the opportunity to make friends that live all over the world.  Most of them I might only see every couple of years.  With this being Stampin’ Up!s big celebration year there are over 7000 demonstrators coming to Orlando from all over the world.  This year I made some little friend gifts with a Mickey birthday theme.

I found Mickey Mouse birthday oreos at the grocery store and decided to create my little gift based on those.  I used the 3×6″ Gusseted Cello bags and put two oreos inside and closed it up with tape.  The bags are food safe – in case you wondered.  Then I made the little tag to go on the front.  The three candles are for Stampin’ Up!s 30th birthday.  And then I made Mickey out of circle punches.  Finished up with the die cut Celebrate. 

Supply List

  • 3×6″ Gusseted Cello Bags
  • 1-1/2″ circle punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Balmy Blue card stock
  • Real Red ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Black Memento ink
  • Celebrate You Thinlits
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear and Tape

I hope everyone likes the little sweet treat.  By the way the oreo filling is birthday cake flavored and they are good – and they smell yummy too. 

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Tiny Treat Box in Pink

This yummy little treat box was something I made for table favors at the Georgia 2-Day Breast Cancer walk dinner.  We walked our 20 miles on Saturday and then that night they served us a buffet dinner.  We went in our pajamas so we could go right to bed after wards and then get up early Sunday morning and walk again.  This year we had a reserved table for our little team – Trudy’s Peeps – and I wanted to make a table favor for everyone. 

Inside each box are three white chocolate covered cashew clusters.  They are yummy and I found them in the bulk section at my local sprouts.  I bought a big bag so I could fill all the boxes and got a very interesting look from the cashier.

I did use some retired paper from last years catalog to place inside the box.  Cut a 2″ by 6″ piece of designer paper and score it at 2 and 4 inches then slip it inside the box as a liner.  The Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon is what I used to tie around the box and finished with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Supply List

  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • Ribbon of Courage Stamp set
  • Basic Jewels Pearls
  • Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon
  • Powder Pink ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Powder Pink card stock
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper (retired)

Thank you for the support in the walk!  Here is most of our team at the end of the 30 miles.  My friends Molly and Louise are both breast cancer survivors. They are wearing their Survivor shirts. 

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Georgia 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer

This year I participated in the Georgia 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer.  It was held the last weekend of September in downtown Atlanta.  I’ve lived in the area for my entire life – not directly in downtown but close enough that I thought I had seen most of Atlanta.  But that wasn’t true at all.  Participating in the 30 mile walk through downtown gave a whole new perspective and brought be to areas I had never seen before.  The first time I walked was in 2016 and two years later some things were the same and others had changed. 

The money raised by this walk sponsors programs and research here in Georgia.  I have both family and friends that have or are currently battling breast cancer and it is my hope that by doing this walk and raising these funds that someone else won’t have to fight this battle.

To thank everyone that sponsored me in the walk I made a special Thank You card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and coordinating dies. 

Supply List

  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Blushing Bride card stock
  • Blushing Bride ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Big Shot Die Cutting machine

I love using Note cards for sending out thank you notes – they are already cut and scored and you just need to decorate the front.  And then I stamped on the envelope to make it match. 

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Amazing Adventures

Summer is quickly coming to an end which hopefully means our temperatures will cool down.  It’s been hot and in 10 days I’m going to be walking 30 miles for the Georgia 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk and really want the temps to cool down.  It is not fun walking when its 90 degrees outside.  By the way if you would like to donate to my walk you can sponsor me here on my walker fundraising page.

So did you have any amazing adventures this summer or maybe for fall break.  The schools around here are on fall break this week and many of my neighbors are at the beach one more time.  In my Stamper’s Club we have been making a scrapbook page every month and for September I created this fun Amazing Adventure Page for them. 

I wonder what amazing adventure photos everyone will add to this page. What would you put on here? My summer adventure included a whale watching trip in Alaska and that’s likely what I will be adding to this page. 

Supply List

  • Sea of Textures Bundle (stamp set + Under the Sea Framelits)
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
  • Night of Navy card stock
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Tranquil Tide card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Tranquil Tide ink
  • Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Stamparatus
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • Triple Banner Punch
  • Celebrate You Thinlits

You can order the supplies needed to make this page by visiting my online store.

Here are a couple of close up photos of the details.  The netting and seaweed are stamped on the white background.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Octupus.  Creating a template and then blanks so that everyone could easily line up the stamping.  I was able to ink and stamp a couple of times to make sure he was really dark.  It was like an octo-puzzle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Country Lane Thank You

There are two unique things about this card – first it is square and second there is NO stamping!  That’s right I have a card today with no stamping on it.  It doesn’t happen often but it does happen.  One of the things I love in the new annual catalog is the Thank You Thinlits die – it’s a single die that says Thank You.  It does have a coordinating stamp set that creates a bundle option for you but the die works on its own and makes an easy no stamping card.

I used the new Country Lane Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog that just went live.  One of the coordinating colors in the paper is Cajun Craze so the thank you was cut from that.  In order to maximize the beautiful paper each 12 x 12 sheet was cut into 4″ squares – that gives you 9 pieces from one sheet.  Since I had square pieces for my paper layer I decided to stick with a square card – cutting my Mint Macaron base to be 8-1/2″ by 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″ – the spine could be either at the top like I have it here or on the left side for a side opening card.   I used bits of my mini dimensionals to add the thank you to the front of the card and finished with a little piece of Linen Thread tied around it in a bow.

Supply List

  • Thank You Thinlits
  • Country Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Linen Thread
  • Mini Dimesionals
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

You could make a custom sized envelope with the Envelope Punch Board but I just stick mine in our Medium Sized Envelopes.  This is a quick and easy card to make a stack of.  Do you make very many card with no stamping on them?

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