Close-up of Leadership Swaps

This time last week I was in Houston, Texas on the eve of Stampin’ Up’s Leadership Conference.  I posted a quick picture of my swaps just before I left so I thought I would show a more detailed one and explain a little about how I made them.

leadership swaps 2

I made 25 of each swap, I love making them but after a while making the same thing over and over kind of loses its charm!

I have made the best part of 100 calendars over the past few months and I posted a picture back in October on some I had made for a craft sale.  The one I made for swaps used Stampin’ Up’s Coaster Board, for the base, cut to 3 1/2 x 3/12 inches then  covered with Gingham Garden DSP.

I wanted to feature products from the new Occasions Catalog, so I used the new Petite Petals stamp set and punch (available in a bundle 15% off!!) for the flowers which were stamped in Melon Mambo and Island Indigo ink.  The calendar is mounted on a tag made with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and shaped with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 

Petite petalsScalloped Tag Topper Punch

gold bakers twineI also used the Gold Bakers Twine at the top of the tag.

The card features products from the Sale-a-bration catalog………. which I can’t share with you just now but I can show you something made with them 🙂

Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up’s annual ‘Party’ where exclusive products can be earned for free with a $50 purchase.  It runs from January 28th thru March 31st and I will be sharing more information a little nearer the time.  My regular ladies will be getting their catalogs next week ~ if you would like one of the catalogs, just email me and I will be happy to send you one.

My Project 4-001Happy Stamping 🙂

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you

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