Thursday, 12 July 2012

Swapping with Stampin' Up!


Well I have been busy making swaps for the Pink Ladies & Lads team training day in Bicester this weekend. Swapping is great fun - I have made 30 identical card fronts and will come home with 30 different samples which I can then use to show customers what can be done with Stampin' Up! products.  

Now obviously I can't show you my swap for this weekend yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise for people going to training so here is a swap I made for a previous training day.


This uses the Faith in Nature stamp set which is one of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive hostess reward sets.

The pear image was stamped onto Naturals Ivory using Crumb Cake ink, clear embossed and sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink. The edges of the panel were distressed by tearing and sponging with Crumb Cake ink. The little bow was made using Crumb Cake Seam Binding and a fork!  The background panel was stamped on to Crumb Cake card with the En Français background stamp and matted onto an Early Espresso panel.  A strip of "ribbon" was cut in Pear Pizzazz using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. The sentiment was inked using Early Espresso, punched out using Word Window, sponged with Crumb Cake and matted onto a Modern Label punched in Early Espresso. The background card is my old favourite, Confetti Cream.


Handy Hint: To emboss the image in Crumb Cake (or any other colour), ink the image using VersaMark first, then tap the stamp on the Crumb Cake ink pad and stamp onto paper. Cover with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess, and melt using the Stampin' Up! Heat Tool.

Faith in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! Products used to make this card:
Stamp Sets: Faith in Nature, En Français
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, VersaMark
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Confetti Cream, Naturals Ivory
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Modern Label, Word Window, Corner
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding

If you would like to order any of these products please either email me or give me a call on07530 368466       and I will be happy to help. Don't forget that any order of £45 or more will automatically qualify for the free ribbon and brad pack.


If you like the sound of swapping at Stampin' Up! events why not consider joining my team of Dexterous Designers? We are part of the Pink Ladies & Lads (yes men can stamp too!) headed up by the lovely Michelle Last - the Number One Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK! 

If you join Stampin’ Up! with me, not only will you benefit from one-to-one support and a small close-knit team, you’ll also get to attend my training events in Essex, as well as Pink Ladies & Lads training events held in Bicester. You would get the the best of both worlds!  

It is also a fantastic time to join Stampin' Up! - click here to find out why!