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ONSTAGE – BUDDY GIFTS AND SWAPS!

Did you catch the video in yesterday’s post with the swaps I received from Onstage?  If not, head back to the last post. I have the still photos there too.

Today I wanted to share with you my buddy gifts and the swaps I made to share.

BUDDY GIFT PACKS

I made up little Gift Packs – or Onstage survival kits. 😉 I made up 4 of them.

These packs contained a notebook.  I loved these notebooks.  Two had on the front “Don’t Forget To Be Awesome” and the other two were “My Awesome Book of Brilliant Ideas”.  I thought these would be great to write notes in at the Onstage sessions.  In the packs there was some mini Tic Tacs, Tea Bag, Kit Kat Chocolate and of course Mini Post-It notes for the new catalogues.  I will show you a close up of the tags I made.

THE TAGS

A scallop square was cut with the Layering Square Framelits and also a larger black square.  On the white card I stamped the sentiment from the Around The Corner stamp set.  Then stamped the small “flowery” centre shape on to Mango Melody Card and punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  Then I diecut a flower in Mango Melody Card from the Flourish Thinlits and layered them together.  Before adhering the flower to the card with Dimensionals I stamped the leaf from the Around The Corner set in Granny Apple Green.  The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was adhered between the white scallop square card and the black card.  They are simple but I loved how they turned out.

MY SWAP

I didn’t have a lot of time to make swaps but I really wanted to and I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to swap on the Saturday as I was helping with registration in the morning. So I kept the card simple and only ended up making 15 of them.

This was my swap card.

I have used the Rooted in Nature Bundle.  The tree and the leaf were heat embossed in Copper and diecut out. The sentiment is from Wood Words stamp set.  I wanted to go for an angle look so angled the paper from the Love What You Do Specialty Paper.  Underneath the paper there was a strip of the Copper Foil Paper. To finish I tied a knot using the Copper Trim.

Now since I hadn’t made many swaps I had a few doubles of cards from recent classes so thought I would add those to the swap mix.  These are the group of cards.  I had 2-3 of each card. These were received well too.

Thanks everyone for swapping with me.  I hope you liked your card you received from me.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU CARD

Earlier I mentioned that I was helping on the Saturday.  This was the special card I received from Stampin’ Up! to say Thanks.  Totally unexpected.  It was signed by all the staff that were there.  How lovely.

This uses the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for visiting me.  I hope you like them.

Tomorrow is another 12 Weeks of Christmas Edition so see you then.

Jenny

Catalogues, Classes, Workshops

STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE LAUNCH!! PART 1.

This week I had my Catalogue Launch for this fantastic new catalogue.  I had 2 sessions. One Friday night and one on Saturday.  Both of them were lots of fun and laughs and of course creating.  I thought I would share some of the fun with you.

Firstly,  I had a Product Playground area with lots of new products that everyone could have a play with.  This was very popular.

Playground sign

Here we had an Incolor bookmark they could make.  A great way to have a sample of the new Incolors for their catalogue.  Then they could use the Ombre Ink pads.  This one is the Bermuda Bay.  I will tell you about the Ombre Inkpads in another post.  They could stamp the flower and add it to a card when they get home.

Playground_1

Of course we had to play with Baby Bear.  I had done a few different colour combinations to show and they could stamp their own Baby Bear.  He (or she) was very popular!  I will tell you about Baby Bear in another post too.:)  I also had the new embossing folder ‘Floral Affection’ which is really lovely too.  So many nice new products.

Playground _3

Now I like to spoil my lovely ones who come.  There was some fun gifts and some very useful product gifts.

I made up some Catalogue Survival Kits. To help everyone through their catalogue.

Survival Kit

I found these fun Post-It notes and made up these cards for everyone so they can add them to their catalogue. For the header on these Post-It note cards I created the heading on the computer and then stamped around it with the ‘Swirly Bird’ stamp set.

Post it notes

I have so much Designer Series Paper and ribbon and bits from past years so I bagged up a lot to give a special grab bag to everyone.  I think everyone thought it was Christmas. 🙂  It was a lovely way to say Thanks to them not just for coming to my launch but for their loyal support many for some years.  It was so lovely to see the joy in their faces.  That made the day all worthwhile.

Treat bag - 2

It wasn’t a fancy bag but these Stampin’ Up! Bags are a good size for the Designer Series paper – and I have so many of them!  I made a quick tag using the ‘Thoughtful Banners’.

Treat bag _ 1

I have some more photos to share with you but that will be next post so do come and visit.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny